Postdoctoral Position, Antarctic Marine Invertebrate Phylogeography ~

25 de junio de 2004

Postdoctoral Position, Antarctic Marine Invertebrate Phylogeography

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Location: Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Al 36849
Appointment: 12 Month, full-time, term, non-tenure track position. Funding is available for 2.5
years; renewal after 1 year is dependent upon satisfactory performance.

Salary: $30,000 per year plus benefits

Application Deadline: until suitable candidate is found

Starting Date: ASAP before Nov 1, 2004

Education and Experience: Ph. D. degree in marine biology, molecular biology, biology, ecology or
related field with experience with Antarctic biology and population genetics analysis. Familiarity
with Antartic invertebrates preferred, can train successful applicant in molecular tools.

Project Summary: Goal:: The overarching goal of the proposed work is to develop an evolutionary
understanding of how marine benthos has been influenced by the geological and evolutionary
history in this region of the Southern Ocean. More specifically, we are interested in how organisms
can maintain genetic continuity (i.e., non-endemics) across the Drake passage despite the
presents of the strong anti-cyclonic current that forms the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic polar front.
To explore the genetic continuity among marine invertebrate taxa living on Antarctic and South
America continental shelves, we propose integrating observations of larval distribution with
molecular information on historical gene flow. The 3 objectives below are designed to allow us to
tie one possible mechanism (i.e., larval dispersal) with observed historical background (inferred by
molecular phylogeography).


1) To continue observations on the occurrence of planktonic larvae of benthic invertebrates on the
South American continental shelve, in the Drake Passage, and along the Antarctic Peninsula.
2) To identify the presence and degree of genetic breaks across the Drake Passage and in
Antarctic waters using a molecular phylogenetic approach.
3) To develop a Marine Antarctic Genetic Inventory (MAGI) that allows larval forms to be related to
their adult counter parts and that will aid future taxonomic needs in the Southern Ocean.

How to Apply: Applicants should email a detailed curriculum vitae, statement of career goals and
research interests, reprints of recent papers, and three names for letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Kenneth M. Halanych
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Auburn University, AL 36849

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