Postdoc in quantitative genetics and speciation (Brazil) ~

13 de abril de 2014

Postdoc in quantitative genetics and speciation (Brazil)

Another postdoctoral position (up to two years funding) is now available
at the Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSCar) working with Reinaldo
A. de Brito, in collaboration with Jason Wolf (University of Bath). The
collaboration offers the opportunity for the postdoc to spend time in
both Bath (UK) and Sao Carlos (Brazil), with empirical components being
done in Sao Carlos and computational work being split between institutions.

The project is focused on understanding the genetic architecture of
species differences in South American fruit flies of the group
Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae). The primary goal of the
project is to understand the nature of variation underlying traits that
distinguish species (including major ecologically relevant traits as
well as traits potentially involved in mate recognition) and how the
species differences relate to within species variation.

The postdoc will contribute to empirical and computational components of
the project. Empirical work will involve implementation of
multigenerational breeding schemes, phenotyping and next-generation
genotyping. Computational work will involve genome scale analysis of
associations using marker and sequence data.

This is a second post-doc opportunity associated with the project
previously advertised. We expect that this position will be filled by
July (to ensure that the full two years of funding is available).  We
are looking for people interested in discussing the details of the
project and the application process.  If you expressed interest in the
previously advertised position and would like to be considered for this
second position, please let us know and send an updated CV.

Please contact either one of us for more information or to express interest.

Reinaldo A. de Brito
CCBS- Depto de Genetica e Evolucao
Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos

Jason B. Wolf
Dept. of Biology & Biochemistry
University of Bath

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