Postdoc in evo-devo of sharks (UK) ~

18 de julio de 2013

Postdoc in evo-devo of sharks (UK)

Post-doctoral Research Associate available in evolutionary developmental
biology of shark and ray dentitions, Department of Animal and Plant
Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK.

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious Post-doctoral Research
Associate to work in the Laboratory of Gareth Fraser at the interface of
evolutionary and developmental biology. This project aims to explore novel
morphological and genetic methods to understand the evolution and
development of tooth patterning and functional mechanisms responsible for
tooth regeneration in a comparative framework in sharks and rays. The work
will be performed in a large, high profile 5* research department with a
strong commitment to research-led teaching.

The position is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
in collaboration with the Natural History Museum (Dr. Zerina Johanson),
King's Collage London (Prof. Moya Smith) and Birkbeck, University of London
(Dr. Charlie Underwood) to study the evolution of chondrichthyan
dentitions. The overall aim of the project is to use an integrative
evo-devo approach to the study the dentition in a major group of jawed
vertebrates, the chondrichthyans.

Potential candidates will have a PhD or equivalent experience in
evolutionary or developmental biology, preferably in vertebrates, and a
track record of publishing in leading specialist or multidisciplinary
journals.  A strong interest and/or background in evolutionary biology,
palaeobiology, developmental biology or regenerative biology would be

The post is fixed-term for 2 years with the potential for extension.

To apply please follow the current vacancies page at:

For informal enquiries about this position and the Department of Animal and
Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, please contact Dr. Gareth
Fraser at: or 0114 222 4317.

Gareth J. Fraser, Ph.D
Lecturer in Zoology
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Alfred Denny Building
University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN
Phone: +44(0)1142224317
Website: Fraser

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