Job opening

Gerrit Begemann Gerrit.Begemann at
Wed May 24 12:23:57 EST 2000


Two 3-year University funded Ph.D. positions (Doktorandenstelle) 
are available immediately in the lab of Dr. Gerrit Begemann within 
the group of Prof. Axel Meyer at the Department of Evolutionary 
Biology and Zoology at the University of Konstanz in Germany.  

The project aim is to analyse the function of novel genes in 
zebrafish and cichlid fish development, with a focus on the 
comparative development of the head and the pectoral fins, and to 
compare the evolutionary conservation of developmental processes 
and genes in zebrafish with those in other vertebrates ("Evo-Devo"). 
 Experience with zebrafish as a model system would be beneficial, 
but is not essential. Candidates should have prior experience in 
basic molecular biology techniques (cloning, PCR methods) and a 
strong interest in developmental and/or evolutionary questions; 
training in other techniques will be provided.  

Excellent facilities are available to study zebrafish development at 
the molecular and genetic level.  

Appointments are for 3 years with a salary according to German 
BAT2a/2 salary cale (about DM3,000 or $1,500/month).  

Informal inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Gerrit Begemann, Tel. 
+49 7531 882881 or e-mail: gerrit.begemann at or 
axel.meyer at Further information can be obtained 
from our web page:  

Applications, including a CV and 2 adresses and email addresses 
of references, should be sent to Prof. Axel Meyer, Department of 
Biology, University of Konstanz, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany.  

Dr. Gerrit Begemann
Fakult=E4t f=FCr Biologie
Universit=E4t Konstanz
Universit=E4tsstr. 10
D-78464 Konstanz

Tel: +49 7531 882881
Fax: +49 7531 883018

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