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Echiura & Sipuncula Post-Doctoral Fellowship Announcement

Damhnait McHugh dmchugh at oeb.harvard.edu
Fri Apr 11 08:25:57 EST 1997


Taxonomy and Systematics of the Echiura and the Sipuncula.

Applications due May 15th, 1997.

A two-year award beginning September 1st, 1997 in the Department of
Invertebrate Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. 

The primary goal of this award is to train a postdoctoral fellow in the
taxonomy and systematics of two groups of benthic marine invertebrates,
the Echiura and the Sipuncula.  Under the faculty sponsorship of Dr.
Damhnait McHugh, and in collaboration with Dr. Edward Cutler, the
fellowship recipient will undertake research that will contribute to a
better understanding of the evolution of these groups.  Particular lines
of investigation will depend on the interests of the postdoctoral fellow,
but will include both morphological and molecular analyses of phylogenetic
relationships of echiurans and sipunculans.  In addition, a monograph on
the Echiura will be produced, which will document character variation,
species diversity, geographic distribution patterns, etc.; examination of
hypotheses of sipunculan phylogeny and character evolution may also be
carried out.

A total award of $66,000 will provide a fellowship amount of $25,000 and
$26,000 for Year 1 and Year 2, respectively; a research allowance of
$2,000 and $1,000 for Year 1 and Year 2, respectively; fringe benefits of
18.9% each year; and a travel allowance of $1,000 each year.   

- Have earned a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences before starting the 
- Intention to continue with aspects of this work in subsequent years.
- Some previous research experience with marine invertebrates.

- Some previous research experience with either the Echiura or the 
- Knowledge of the basics of zoological nomenclature.
- An understanding of the conceptual and empirical framework of 
phylogenetic systematics.      

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Edward Cutler (CutlerEB at aol.com) or 
Dr. Damhnait McHugh (dmchugh at oeb.harvard.edu).  For information on the 
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, see 

Letters of application (including c.v., statement of research interests, 
and names of 3 references) should be addressed to:  

Dr. Damhnait McHugh
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02136, USA  

to arrive no later than May 15th, 1997.

Damhnait McHugh <dmchugh at oeb.harvard.edu>

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