EvoDevo Postdoc and Technician Openings

Hope Hollocher Hope.Hollocher.1 at nd.edu
Fri Mar 8 09:20:41 EST 2002


TWO OPENINGS IN DEVELOPMENTAL AND EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS:


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

AND

SENIOR RESEARCH TECHNICIAN


Two positions are immediately available in the Department of 
Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame to study changes 
in development as they relate to speciation patterns in Drosophila. 
Research in my laboratory combines population genetics, 
phylogenetics, molecular genetics and developmental biology to trace 
the specific molecular and developmental changes responsible for 
morphological and reproductive differences between closely related 
species. Specifically, we are interested in the molecular and genetic 
changes that control germ line development in the Drosophila 
melanogaster group and abdominal pigmentation patterning in Caribbean 
Drosophila (for more info refer to: Hollocher, H., J. L. Hatcher, and 
E. G. Dyreson 2000a. Evolution 54:2046-2056; Hollocher, H., J. L. 
Hatcher, and E. G. Dyreson 2000b. Evolution 54:2057-2071; Hollocher, 
H., K. Agopian, J. Waterbury, R. W. O'Neill, and A. W. Davis 2000. 
Journal of Experimental Zoology (Mol Dev Evol) 288:205-218).

Postdoctoral Research Fellow:
The successful candidate must demonstrate an intellectual commitment 
to pursuing research questions in evolution and development and is 
expected to conduct independent research that furthers the overall 
research goals of the laboratory as described above. PhD is required 
as well as experience using standard techniques in molecular, 
developmental and genetic research (e.g. DNA isolation and 
amplification, cloning, sequencing, and gene expression assays, 
etc.). A good grounding in evolutionary biology is also essential. 
Facility performing DNA computer analyses, phylogenetic 
reconstruction, and/or statistical analyses is also desired.

Senior Research Technician:
The successful candidate is expected to conduct general molecular, 
genetic and developmental research in Drosophila to further specific 
research goals of the laboratory. In addition to having research 
responsibilities, the candidate will interact closely with graduate 
students and help in the training and supervision of undergraduate 
students in the laboratory.  The successful candidate will also be 
asked to maintain Drosophila cultures and help manage the day to day 
operation of the laboratory. MS or equivalent level of training is 
required.  Minimum of 2 years laboratory research experience and 1 
year of general supervisory experience is required. Successful 
candidate must have experience using standard techniques in 
molecular, developmental and genetic research (e.g. DNA isolation and 
amplification, cloning, sequencing, and gene expression assays, 
etc.). Familiarity with computers for data analyses and preparation 
of reports is also required. Knowledge in the care and handling of 
entomological specimens is desired.

Applicants for either position should send a brief letter describing 
their prior research experience and current interests, a curriculum 
vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to 
Hope Hollocher, University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological 
Sciences, 107 Galvin Life Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, 46556 (FAX: 219 
631-7413; e-mail: hope.hollocher.1 at nd.edu).

The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action Employer.

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Hope Hollocher
Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
148 Galvin Life Sciences
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

tel.: (574) 631-4569
FAX: (574) 631-7413
e-mail: Hope.Hollocher.1 at nd.edu

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