[Drosophila] Postdoc: mitochondrial genetics of Drosophila

David Rand via dros%40net.bio.net (by David_Rand from brown.edu)
Thu Apr 30 19:52:00 EST 2009

Postdoc: Drosophila mitochondrial fitness interactions at Brown  

A postdoc position is available to work on nuclear-mitochondrial  
fitness interactions in the laboratory of David Rand and Brown  
University.  The general theme of this NIH funded project is to study  
the epistatic interactions among nuclear and mitochondrial genotypes  
that modulate fitness, physiological and biochemical traits in  
Drosophila.  Mitochondrial genotypes from different strains and  
species of the melanogaster subgroup are placed on various nuclear  
chromosomal genetic backgrounds to dissect the genetic basis of life  
history traits.  The project involves molecular and quantitative  
genetic assays of Drosophila strains, genetic mapping experiments,  
microarray and biochemical assays of specific genotypes, and  
inferences from molecular population genetics and evolution.

Applicants must have completed their PhD before starting the position,  
and have a strong record of accomplishment from their dissertation  
work.  Applicants should have some combination of experience with  
molecular genetic techniques, Drosophila genetics, quantitative  
genetics, biochemical assays, molecular evolution, computational  
analysis, and an interest in evolution or genetics.  The appointment  
is open for up to 3 years, and successful candidates will receive  
guidance in the preparation of an NIH NRSA Fellowship to pursue  
related projects.

The start date is spring or summer 2009.  Applications will be  
reviewed until the position is filled.  To apply please send 1) a CV,  
2) a short statement of research interests and experience, including a  
paragraph on how your previous experience makes you well qualified for  
this position, and 3) contact information for three references to:

David Rand

email:             David_Rand from brown.edu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Box G-W, 80 Waterman Street

Brown University

Providence, RI 02912

Voice:            (401) 863-2890 (Office)

             (401) 863-1063 (Lab)

Fax:            (401) 863-2166

web pages:



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biology, functional morphology, ecology, and environmental science.   
There are close ties to the Department of Molecular and Cellular  
Biology, and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, as well  
as the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole







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David M. Rand
Professor of Biology
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Box G-W, 80 Waterman Street
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Voice:   (401) 863-2890 (Office - Walter Hall 202)
    (401) 863-1063 (Lab - BioMed Center 516-518)
Fax:   (401) 863-2166
email:   David_Rand from brown.edu
web pages:   http://www.brown.edu/Departments/EEB/rand/index.htm

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