Postdoctoral position, genetics of Drosophila wing shape

Chris Klingenberg cpk at
Mon Apr 12 08:58:37 EST 2004



Postdoctoral Research Associate: Genetics of Drosophila wing shape
This 3-year post (BBSRC funded), will investigate the developmental and 
genetic basis of wing shape variation in Drosophila melanogaster. The 
project will use the DrosDel deficiency stock collection to carry out a 
large-scale screen for chromosome regions with defects on wing shape and 
its variability, and their evolutionary role will be assessed with fly 
lines from populations of different geographical origins. Wing shape will 
be quantified with state of the art methods of geometric morphometrics.
You should have a strong interest in Drosophila genetics and quantitative 
analysis and possess a PhD degree in a relevant biological 
discipline.  Quantitative and computing skills are essential as is the 
ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a 
research team.  You will have good interpersonal and communication skills 
and preferably experience in Drosophila genetics, quantitative genetics, 
morphometrics or multivariate statistics.
The starting salary will be GBP 20,311 per annum. The appointment is for a 
period of one year in the first instance and, upon successful completion of 
this probationary period, is available for a further two years.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Chris Klingenberg, Tel: 0161 275 
3899, E-mail: cpk at

The closing date for applications is the 30 April 2004. Application forms 
and further particulars are available at or from the Office of the Director of 
Personnel, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 
9PL.  Tel:  ++44 (0) 161 275 2028; fax ++44 (0) 161 275 2471; Minicom (for 
the hearing impaired):  ++44 (0) 161 275 7889; email:  personnel at

As an Equal Opportunities employer, The University of Manchester welcomes 
applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the 
community regardless of race, religion, gender or disability.

Christian Peter Klingenberg
School of Biological Sciences
University of Manchester
3.614 Stopford Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PT
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 161 2753899
Fax: +44 161 2753938
E-mail: cpk at


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