[Protista] Postdoc opportunity: Evolution of microbial eukaryotes
Laura A Katz
(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
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
Northampton, MA 01063
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