Postdoctoral position in craniofacial genetics of pupfish, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Posted 6/4/2021

The Martin Fish Speciation Lab seeks a postdoc for functional genetics studies of adaptive alleles and craniofacial traits in a sympatric radiation of trophic specialist pupfishes. Pupfishes present a rare opportunity to investigate the origins of a spectacular adaptive radiation and the evolution of novel niches (e.g. scale-eating) localized to a single Bahamian island despite thousands of similar Caribbean lake environments.

A multi-year NIH-funded position is available (initial 12 month appointment with the possibility of renewal for at least one more year). Start date is flexible, but ideally this summer or fall of 2021.

We are seeking postdoctoral applicants with interests/expertise in any of the following areas: functional genetics (CRISPR experience preferred), in situ hybridization, quantitative genetics, or craniofacial development.
We have identified numerous candidate causal variants in craniofacial regulatory networks that warrant further functional investigation. See our recent PNAS paper for additional context:
Interested candidates should send an email detailing their interest in the position and relevant experience along with their CV and contact information for three references to Chris Martin at
Position is open until filled, but please apply within the next two weeks for full consideration.

Last Updated 06/04/2021