postdoc: comparative genomics

Chi-hua Chiu Chi-hua.chiu at
Mon Apr 2 15:55:19 EST 2001

please post this ad.  Thank you.


A postdoctoral position is available in an evolutionary genetics laboratory
in the Department of Genetics at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. The
successful applicant will also have the opportunity to interact with
scientists in the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Human
Evolutionary Studies. Applicants should have demonstrated research
experience in recombinant DNA methods, automated DNA sequencing and a
working knowledge of computer programs for contig assembly, sequence
alignment, and phylogenetic analyses.  S/He will collaborate with a group
interested in using a comparative approach for (1) analyzing genes that are
associated with cognitive disorders and (2) identifying evolutionarily
relevant mutations in developmental patterning genes that are associated
with morphological change. The specific tasks of the postdoctoral
researcher will include (1) mapping and sequencing specific regions of
interest in BAC/PAC clones across a comparative range of primate and
non-primate mammalian taxa and (2) utilizing sequence analysis tools for
identifying putative regulatory regions.  These studies will lead to
transgenic technologies for functionally defining enhancer and regulatory
sequences in an animal model. Relevant publications are the following:
Chiu et al. (1997) Gene, 205:  47-57; Chiu et al. (1999) JEZ Mol.
Dev.Evol., 205: 27-40; Chiu et al. (2000) Dev. Genes Evol., 210:  105-109;
Hansen et al. (2000) J. Theor. Biol., 207: 495-511.

Successful applicants are expected to be highly motivated and hold a Ph.D.
in a relevant field by the starting date of September, 2001. Interested
individuals should send a letter of application with the curriculum vitae
and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees to Dr.
Chi-hua Chiu, Dept. of EEB/OML 327, POB 208106, Yale University, 165
Prospect St., New Haven, CT, 06520-8106, USA, e-mail:
chi-hua.chiu at, fax: 203-432-3870.

Applications will be taken until the position is filled.
Rutgers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Chi-hua Chiu, Ph.D.
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
P.O. Box 208106
Yale University
165 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT  06520-8106

phone:  203-432-9999
fax:  203-432-3870

chi-hua.chiu at

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