[Chlamydomonas] Postdoc: ArizonaU.Multicellularity

Erik R Hanschen via chlamy%40net.bio.net (by hanschen from email.arizona.edu)
Fri Feb 22 16:04:05 EST 2013

Postdoctoral Position: Steps to multicellularity in volvocine green algae

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Richard E.
Michod (http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/Michod/) in the Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary  Biology at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ;
http://eebweb.arizona.edu/). We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic
and independent individual with a strong background in evolutionary biology
and/or genomics and molecular biology to address questions concerned with
the evolution of multicellularity, using the volvocine green algal group
(Chlamydomonas and its multicellular relatives as a model-system. Current
projects in the lab include studying the genetic basis for the evolution of
germ-soma differentiation, measuring life history trade-offs using
molecular techniques, artificial selection experiments on body size, and
the role of stress and DNA damage in the evolution of the sexual cycle.

To formally apply please go to
reference job #51978. Also, please e-mail
michod@ <http://goog_1242408572>u.arizona.edu with subject line "postdoc
ad" with the following information attached: a statement giving your
research interests and qualifications, a CV, the names and contact
information of three references, and a statement describing what interests
you about this position and whether you have any particular ideas or
projects you wish to pursue were you to join our lab.

The initial appointment is for one year, with up to an additional 3 years
of funding available conditional on satisfactory performance. The position
is funded by a NASA grant in the salary range 34-42K per year depending on
experience (a benefit package is also included).

The University of Arizona is an EO/AA Employer.

Erik R Hanschen
PhD Student, Michod Lab
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
 -Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1973

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