Post-doctoral Position in Animal Behavior / Evolutionary Genetics ~

29 de junio de 2005

Post-doctoral Position in Animal Behavior / Evolutionary Genetics

Postdoctoral Research Associate:

A post-doctoral research associate position is available to examine the evolutionary genetics of sexually-selected behavior in acoustic insects. The work will involve behavioral and molecular genetic studies of Achroia grisella (lesser waxmoth), a species in which males attract females with an ultrasonic mating song. A. grisella is a symbiont of honeybees, and some emphasis will be placed on behavioral studies at bee colonies in the field. The laboratories are well-equipped for research focused on or involving acoustic communication, signal processing, and molecular techniques, including quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping. Required qualifications are: 1) A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field by the start of the appointment; 2) Experience in at least two of the following areas:
a) animal behavior, preferably with invertebrates, b) quantitative or population genetics, c) molecular biology; 3) Good organizational and statistical skills; 4) Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; 5) An ability to work independently, as well as to collaborate productively with other scientists. A complete application will include a letter of application stating the research and career interests of the applicant, a curriculum vita, and three letters of reference.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Michael Greenfield or Dr. Jennifer Gleason, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Kansas, 100 Sunnyside Road, Lawrence, KS 66045, or (preferably) via email at or Phone: 785-864-7366 (M. Greenfield); 785-864-5858 (J. Gleason). You may also apply directly to the Univ. of Kansas personnel site:

Review of applications begins 15 July 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

Lawrence is a fun and historic university town located approx. 40 miles west of Kansas City. The town offers museums, a performing arts center, restaurants and clubs, bookstores, an excellent public school system, and a variety of recreational activities; areas for hiking, fishing, and boating are found nearby. The University of Kansas is a comprehensive research institution with a superior library and laboratory facilities. Within the Division of Biological Sciences are several dynamic and collegial groups studying behavior and evolution that meet regularly for seminars and discussions. The project is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation grant 'Genotype x environment interactions and the evolution of sexually-selected traits'. The University of Kansas is an EO/AA employer.

Michael D. Greenfield
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

tel. 785-864-7366
fax 785-864-5321

"Michael D. Greenfield"

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