Postdoctoral position available

Martin Feder m-feder at
Tue Jul 8 18:41:18 EST 2003

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION anticipated to be available 1 September 2003
for 1 year (renewable for 1-2  additional years) to investigate the
microevolution of transcriptional regulation.  The research uses
heat-shock genes/proteins in Drosophila as a model system, and will
follow up on "Lerman, D.N., P. Michalak, A.B. Helin, B.R.
Bettencourt, and M.E. Feder.  2003.  Modification of heat-shock gene
expression in Drosophila melanogaster populations via transposable
elements.  Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 135-144."   Proposed
research would survey natural Drosophila populations for transposable
element insertions in the proximal promoters of the heat-shock genome
and comparable genesets, examine the impact of such insertions on
transcriptional regulation, and test hypotheses of adaptive
significance via laboratory evolution.  Techniques will include PCR,
cloning-sequencing, bioinformatics, transposon-mediated
transformation, luciferase reporter assays, quantitative RT-PRC,
laboratory evolution, and Drosophila procedures.  The ideal candidate
will have  a Ph.D., expertise in the above techniques, and interest
in the project and cognate areas.  Exact starting date and term are
negotiable; salary will be based on experience and qualifications.
Availability of position is contingent upon formal approval of a
federal grant.

Recent progress in the research program of which this project is a
component is described at:

The PI will be at the Gordon
Research Conference on Evolutionary and Ecological Functional
Genomics in early August

To be considered for the position, submit curriculum vitae,
names/phone#/email of 3 references, preferably electronically,  to:
Dr. Martin Feder
m-feder at
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
The University of Chicago
1027 East 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Phone: 773-702-8096
Fax: 773- 702-0037

Applications received by 15 July 2003  will be assured full
consideration.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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