30 de septiembre de 2004


A full-time research position is available at the University of Texas at Austin to work on a study of natural selection in three-spine sticklebacks. The position is full-time and is anticipated to start in early January 2005 and last for two and a half years. The technician will be responsible for data collection from preserved specimens, including morphological measurements, diet analysis, stable isotope ratio analysis, nucleic acid extraction, and genetic analysis, as well as being responsible for training undergraduate assistants. The research technician will also participate in one to two months of field research each year to collect specimens from natural populations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Applicant will therefore have to be able to spend between 1 and 2 months each year in moderately remote areas of Vancouver Island. A 1-page summary of the project goals can be found at
Candidates having a B.S. or graduate degree are invited to apply. Training will be provided, so experience with the specific techniques to be used in this study are less important than responsibility, a high level of motivation, and attention to detail. A background in evolution and ecology is preferred, as is experience with field and/or laboratory research.
Yearly salary will depend on education and experience, starting betwen $23,000 and $25,000 per year plus benefits.
Interested applicants should send a brief letter outlining their background, research experience, and long-term goals; a CV; and names and addresses (including telephone number and email addresses) of three references to: Dr. Dan Bolnick Section of Evolution and Ecology Storer Hall University of California at Davis Davis, CA 95616 USA
(530) 752-6784
Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dan Bolnick.
Applications will be reviewed starting October 2. Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Texas is an EOAA Institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.

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