Postdoc in phylogenomics (Tulane U) ~ Bioblogia.net

15 de octubre de 2012

Postdoc in phylogenomics (Tulane U)

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Derryberry lab (elizabethderryberry.tulane.edu) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. This position is part of NSF funded research on the systematics of the largely Neotropical radiation of suboscines (Aves: Tyranni). This research involves faculty from five partner institutions (LSU, AMNH, Smithsonian, KU, and MPEG), so the successful candidate will be joining a highly collaborative and productive research team.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected to contribute to (1) generating a species-level phylogeny of the 1000+ suboscine species using genomic approaches and (2) subsequent analyses intended to improve understanding of diversification in large radiations. The ideal candidate has experience in generating, assembling, and analyzing next-generation sequence data. Prior experience working on suboscines is also desirable, but not required. The Derryberry lab also has a strong interest in the tempo and mode of behavioral evolution, so candidates with an interest in exploring these types of questions in a phylogenetic context are strongly encouraged to apply. A strong publication record is preferred.

An initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation for at least one additional year dependent upon performance.A start date by February 2013 or earlier is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send via email attachment a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Elizabeth Derryberry at ederrybe@tulane.edu ederrybe@tulane.edu>. Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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