postdoctoral position

S. Edwards sedwards at
Thu Jun 22 14:28:08 EST 2000


A twoyear, NSFfunded Postdoctoral position beginning 
September 15, 2000, in the Department of Zoology, University of 
Washington, Seattle, will be available to study evolutionary 
genetics of disease resistance, with possible extension to a third 
year. The general goal of the research is to begin to develop house 
finches (Carpodacus mexicanus), a common North American 
songbird, as a genetic model organism. The specific goal will be to 
conduct linkage , association and mapping studies to identify 
QTLs, including major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes, for 
resistance to infection by Mycoplasma. The successful applicant 
will have an interest in evolution and in applying one or more of the 
following skills to this problem: largescale surveys of ESTs, 
radiation hybrid mapping, tissue culture/FISH, genomic cloning and 
sequencing, or generation of AFLP or microsatellite markers. 
Salary commensurate with experience. See PNAS 92: 
1220012204; Mol. Biol. Evol. 15: 236250; Genome Res. 10: 

We enjoy productive interactions with the UW Genome Center, 
Department of Molecular Biotechnology, and Insitute for Systems 
Biology. By August 15 send CV (including three reference 
contacts) and cover letter stating interests and goals to: 

Dr. Scott Edwards
Department of Zoology
University of Washington
Box 351800
Seattle, WA 98195
ph.: 2066161525

EXPIRATION DATE: 1 September 2000

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