Postdoc in polyploid genomics (UFlorida, USA) ~

5 de enero de 2014

Postdoc in polyploid genomics (UFlorida, USA)

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the lab of
Dr. Emily Sessa in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida.

The goal of the project is to use genomic datasets to explore reticulate
evolution in ferns, and the effects of hybridization and polyploidy
on genome structure, gene expression, phylogenetic relationships, and
species concepts.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Carry out field work and collect plant material for analysis.
- Generate, manage, and analyze genomic datasets using NGS technologies.
- Prepare manuscripts for preparation in peer-reviewed journals, write
  grant proposals, and present results at national meetings.
- Provide supervision and mentoring for undergraduate research
  assistants and graduate students.
- Prepare and carry out outreach activities in collaboration with

Preferred start date is between July 1, 2014 and September 1, 2014.

This is an annual appointment and it is renewable annually based on
satisfactory performance, needs of the Department and College, and
available funding for up to 2.5 years.

Minimum requirements. Candidate must have: a Ph.D. (at date of
appointment) in botany, plant biology, ecology and evolutionary
biology, or related field; proficiency in oral and written English;
experience with acquisition and analysis of genomic data; experience
in bioinformatics software and analysis; and demonstrated experience
in preparing publications, proposals, and presentations. Background or
interest in polyploidy, hybridization, or reticulate evolution preferred.

Review of applications will commence February 15, 2014,
and applications are due by March 1. Please apply online at

Applicants should attach:
- CV
- Cover letter/research statement (one page)
- One representative publication (can be draft of thesis chapter)
- Two letters of recommendation

Contact Emily Sessa at with questions.

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