Research Fellow in Evolutionary Ecology/Genetics (Fixed-term) ~ Bioblogia.net

21 de septiembre de 2012

Research Fellow in Evolutionary Ecology/Genetics (Fixed-term)

School of Biology, University of Nottingham, UK

£27,578 per annum

We are seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to work
on "Multivariate evolution in replicated adaptive radiations" in the
three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. The work is part of a
project funded by the NERC being performed by a research group led by Dr
Andrew MacColl. The project involves the use of field fish collection and
environmental characterisation, quantitative and molecular genetics, and
statistical techniques to elucidate relative contributions of the ‘G'
matrix and the environment to determining patterns of morphological
evolution in circumpolar adaptive radiations of sticklebacks. The
appointee will join an established research group in the School of
Biology and will interact with other groups in the department and the
global stickleback research community.

Candidates must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in evolutionary biology
or a related area. It is essential that they can demonstrate strong
quantitative skills in areas including; geometric morphometrics,
statistical modelling, quantitative genetics and phylogenetics. Skills
in molecular genetics (minimum DNA extraction and PCR) are also
necessary. Candidates must be willing to engage in prolonged periods
of field work in remote locations i.e. Scotland, Iceland, Canada and
Alaska. Previous practical experience of field work and, fish husbandry
is also desirable.

This full-time post is available from 1 January 2013 for a period of
three and a half years.

Additional information on the lab's research interests is available
at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biology/people/andrew.maccoll and
http://ecology.nottingham.ac.uk/maccoll.html.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andrew MacColl, tel: 0115 951 3410
or email: andrew.maccoll@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications
sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Jobs/CurrentVacancies/ref/MED09469 This
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