[Protista] Postdoc opportunity: Evolution of microbial eukaryotes

Laura A Katz via protista%40net.bio.net (by lkatz from email.smith.edu)
Mon Jun 28 07:43:16 EST 2010

Postdoctoral Position in Eukaryotic Phylogeny and Genome Evolution

Smith College invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral 
research position focusing on the eukaryotic tree of life and genome 
evolution in microbial eukaryotes. The position will be in Laura 
Katz's laboratory 
The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of 
extending for additional years.

Applicants should have skills in molecular systematics, 
bioinformatics, microbiology and/or molecular evolution. Potential 
projects include: 1) bioinformatic and/or experimental analyses of 
eukaryotic phylogeny and molecular evolution and 2) characterization 
of genome properties from microbial eukaryotes.  Emphasis in the lab 
is on ciliates and amoeboid lineages.  Research in the Katz lab aims 
to elucidate principles of the evolution in eukaryotes through 
analyses of microbial groups, and to assess how these principles 
apply (or fail to apply) to other organisms.  Currently we focus on 
four interrelated areas: (1) Characterizing evolutionary 
relationships among eukaryotes; (2) Reconstructing the ciliate tree 
of life through multi-gene analyses; (3) Exploring the evolution of 
ciliate and foraminiferan genomes; (4) Describing the phylogeography 
of coastal marine ciliates.

To apply, submit application at http://jobs.smith.edu (position 
number 0600343) with uploaded letter of application, C.V., a 
statement of research interests, and the names and contact 
information of three references. Please also describe what interests 
you about this postdoctoral position and whether you have any 
particular ideas that you wish to pursue. Review of applications will 
begin July 10 and will continue until the position is filled.

Email Laura Katz (lkatz from smith.edu) with any questions about the position.

Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium with 
Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of 
Massachusetts Amherst. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer 
encouraging excellence through diversity.


Laura A. Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
lkatz from smith.edu
44 College Lane
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone:	413-585-3825 (office)
	413-585-3750 (lab)
Fax:	413-585-3786

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