Postdoctoral Position in Ecological Speciation. ~

29 de julio de 2011

Postdoctoral Position in Ecological Speciation.

A postdoctoral position to study ecological speciation in yucca moths is
available in the laboratory of David Althoff at Syracuse University.
Specifically, the role of host plant use in the evolution of morphological
and reproductive traits will be combined with analyses of genetic structure
to test hypotheses about the process of speciation. The position will
require field studies, behavioral experiments, insect rearings, and use of
molecular tools to analyze genetic structure. Daily tasks will include
insect cultivation, morphological measurements, behavioral assays, and
collection and analysis of population genetic data.

The position will be awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal
for additional years. The ideal candidate will be proficient in studying
insect behavior, microsatellite and sequencing techniques, population
genetic analyses, and willing to travel for extended periods for field
studies and collections. Additionally, the person should be willing to
train undergraduates and assist in other on-going projects in the lab.

Applicants should send an e-mail to explaining their
interest in the position, a CV, and the names and contact information for
at least two references. The position will begin after September 1, 2011.

Thank you,


David Althoff
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology
Syracuse University
107 College Place
Syracuse, NY 13244
Office: 315.443.1096
FAX: 315.443.2012

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