POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in molecular evolutionary biology ~

23 de agosto de 2004

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in molecular evolutionary biology

(De parte del Dr. Sommer, lista MARINET, gracias!)
In the laboratory of Adam G. Jones at Texas A&M University. The candidate for this position will be expected to contribute to one or both of two major research foci in the laboratory. The first area of interest involves the use of the phenomenon of male pregnancy in the fish Family Syngnathidae (pipefishes, seahorses and sea dragons) as a model to understand the evolution of morphological innovations. The male's brood pouch is a novel evolutionary structure and it has evolved in parallel in two separate syngnathid lineages. The goal is to use microarrays and other genomics techniques to investigate the evolution of the genes and genetic pathways involved in male pregnancy. The second research area comprises sexual selection and gamete competition in syngnathids. Male pregnancy results in a reversal in the direction of sexual selection in some pipefish, which provides unique opportunities to study gamete competition and cryptic choice (with males rather than females choosing). These studies involve a combination of laboratory-based mating experiments and microsatellite-based parentage analysis. The start date is flexible, and funding is available for at least two years. The salary will be competitive. Interested individuals should send a C.V., a brief letter (or email) indicating interest, and contact information for 3 references to Adam Jones. Email submissions are preferred (, but applications can also be sent by regular mail to: Adam G. Jones, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, 3258 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843. Informal inquiries are welcome. For representative publications, see my faculty website at:

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