Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the laboratory of Howard Rundle, University of Ottawa, Canada. ~

4 de julio de 2007

Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the laboratory of Howard Rundle, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Funding is available for a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship investigating sexual selection and mate choice in Drosophila serrata. Our laboratory ( uses experimental evolution and quantitative genetics to investigate the evolution of mate preferences within populations and their divergence among populations during the process of speciation. The postdoctoral fellow will take the lead role in the development of a large panel of inbred lines in D. serrata, and then use these lines to investigate questions surrounding individual variation in mate preferences, interlocus sexual conflict, good-genes, and other aspects of sexual selection.

Fellowships are open to Canadian and international candidates. The position is for two years and commences as soon as possible. The salary is CDN $40,000 per annum.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a short (1 page) description of proposed research, and the names and contact information (including e-mail) of three referees. All application materials should be submitted via email (preferably in pdf format) to Howard Rundle (, to whom queries may also be addressed. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Located at the confluence of English and French Canada, Ottawa is a rich and vibrant national capital of approximately 1 million inhabitants ( The city offers a wide range of cultural activities in the visual and performing arts, as well as easy access to green spaces and wilderness. The University of Ottawa is located next to the historic Rideau Canal, steps from Parliament and within easy access to a wide range of research facilities of interest to evolutionary biologists including the Canadian Museum of Nature, the National Wildlife Research Center, Health Canada, and Environment Canada.

Note: this position is separate from the recently advertised Vision 2010 postdoctoral fellowship in Evolution Biology at uOttawa.

Howard D. Rundle
Assistant Professor - Professeur adjoint
Canada Research Chair - Chaire de recherche du Canada
Department of Biology - Département de biologie
University of Ottawa - Université d'Ottawa
30 Marie-Curie (277 Gendron)
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, CANADA

Office: +1 613-562-5800 x2835; Fax: +1 613-562-5486; Lab: +1 613-562-5800 ×6837
Email:; Skype: howarddrundle

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