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25 de julio de 2007

2 Postdoc positions in host-parasite evolution

Universitat Basel, Switzerland
Zoologisches Institut, Evolutionary Biology

Available in the division of Evolutionary Biology, Institute of
Zoology at Basel University. I am looking for 2 highly motivated
post-docs with interest in the evolutionary biology of host-parasite
interactions. These positions are funded to work on the evolutionary
genetics of Daphnia and its microparasites (bacteria and
microsporidians). A good background in evolutionary genetics,
including knowledge of molecular methods is essential. For one of the
two positions emphasize is in statistical genetics (QTL analysis) and
population genetics. For the second position, experience with
microorganisms and microbiological techniques is desired. Previous
experience with Daphnia is not essential. Excellent written, verbal,
and interpersonal skills, a superb work ethic, and the ability to
think creatively and critically are desired. Starting dates are
flexible, from November 2007 onwards. The positions are initially for
2 years, but may be extended.

The post-docs will be part of Dieter Ebert's group working on the
evolution of host-parasite interactions, focusing on the Daphnia
system. Details about the group can be found under:

Please send application by E-mail to Dieter Ebert
(dieter.ebert@unibas.ch). Applications (1 pdf file, please) should
include a CV, a list of publications and a 1 page description of your
research interests and motivation. Please give names and email
addresses of two persons who are willing to write a letter of
recommendation. Applications received before 30. August 2007 will be
given full consideration. Interviews will be held in the second half
of September or early October.

Contact information: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert, Universitaet Basel,
Zoologisches Institut, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland.
Email: dieter.ebert@unibas.ch
Tel. +41-(0)61-267 03 60
Fax +41-(0)61-267 03 62.

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