[Drosophila] PhD - University of Sussex - Sexual Antagonism

Edward Morrow via dros%40net.bio.net (by ted.morrow from ebc.uu.se)
Wed Nov 16 13:40:23 EST 2011

PhD - University of Sussex

Evolution of Sexual Antagonism

A 4-year PhD position is available as part of an ERC funded project
investigating the evolution and genetics of sexual antagonism in the
fruit-fly Drosophila melanogaster, led by Dr Edward H. Morrow. The project
will primarily involve large scale assays of sex-specific fitness under
both laboratory and field conditions, in combination with modern genomic
methods to investigate the genetic basis of fitness variation and the
evolution of sexual dimorphism.

The position would be ideal for a highly motivated student with an
interest in evolutionary biology or genetics/genomics who would like
to work as part of a team on a generously funded project. There will
be many opportunities for the student to develop their skills and
experience, and the student is expected to play an important role in
project development. The candidate should have excellent organisational,
communication and computing skills. Experience of working with Drosophila
or insects is preferable but not essential. The post-holder must have
a degree or Masters in a biological or related subject. The flexible
starting date is January 2012.

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex includes a
range of experimentalists and theoreticians working on various aspects
of molecular and whole organism evolutionary biology. There are good
transport links between the Falmer campus and the lively towns of Brighton
and London.

Informal enquiries with a CV are welcome and should be sent to Ted Morrow:

Please email a statement of interest and research goals (2 pages max), CV,
publications list, and a transcript of academic courses taken (scanned
copies are fine) to ted.morrow[at]ebc.uu.se Applicants should also arrange
to have 2 referees send letters of recommendation via email to me by
the closing date of 30th November 2011.

Dr Edward H. Morrow

Current Address:
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Animal Ecology (zooekologi)
Evolutionary Biology Centre
Uppsala University
Norbyvägen 18-D
SE-752 36 Uppsala
Email: ted.morrow[at]ebc.uu.se
Tel: +46 18 471 2676
Fax +46 18 471 6484
Webpage: http://www.ebc.uu.se/Forskning/IEG/zooeko/Personal/Ted_Morrow/
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-2358-2011

Address from January 2012:
University of Sussex
John Maynard Smith Building
Brighton, BN1 9QG

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