[Zbrafish] EvoDevo Job at UMass Amherst

Rolf Karlstrom via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by karlstrom from bio.umass.edu)
Wed Sep 23 14:35:51 EST 2009

I'd like to alert folks to the following position that was advertised  
in the Sept. 18th issue of Science.
The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst  
(www.bio.umass.edu/biology) invites applications for a tenure-track  
assistant professorship in the area of Evolutionary/Developmental  
Biology (Evo/Devo). The UMass Biology Department provides an  
interactive and broad research environment, with faculty research  
spanning levels of biological organization.  Especially strong  
research clusters focus on the areas of Neural Developmental, Cell  
Biology, Plant Biology, Functional Morphology, and Evolution.  
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and  
the potential to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research  
program.  New faculty members will have the opportunity to  
participate in strong graduate training programs in Molecular and  
Cellular Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/mcb), Organismal and Evolutionary  
Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/oeb), Plant Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/ 
plantbio), and Neuroscience and Behavior (www.umass.edu/neuro).

The candidate should have a strong record of research examining  
molecular/cellular mechanisms of development that are of fundamental  
importance for evolutionary biology. We are interested in candidates  
whose research addresses issues such as the origin and  
diversification of body plans, the functional divergence of  
regulatory pathways into novel developmental systems, or the  
evolution of body structures. Work with model systems, including  
nematodes, flies, or fish is encouraged, but outstanding applicants  
who work on other systems will also be considered. Successful  
candidates should compliment and bridge current departmental research  
strengths in neural development, evolutionary biology, and functional  

  Evaluation of applications will begin on October 5, 2009 and  
continue until the position is filled.  Position to be filled  
contingent upon University funding.

  Please send application materials to: Evo/Devo Search #R36699,  
Biology Department, Attn: Karen Nelson, 611 North Pleasant Street,  
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA  01003.  Application  
materials should include a curriculum vitae, research plan, teaching  
statement, plus the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3  
referees.  3 letters of recommendation can either be included in the  
packet or sent electronically to: evodevosearch from bio.umass.edu.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal  
Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are  
encouraged to apply. The Biology Department is aggressive in its  
efforts to hire candidates who will enhance the diversity and general  
balance of the faculty and the sciences.

Rolf Karlstrom
Chair, Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Office: 413-577-3448
Lab: 413-577-3456
karlstrom from bio.umass.edu

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