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Post-doctoral position - Arizona

David Maddison beetle at ag.arizona.edu
Wed Jun 21 15:52:15 EST 1995


A two-year postdoctoral position is available in David Maddison's lab in
sunny Arizona.     

The successful applicant will participate in a project on evolution of the
major lineages of adephagan beetles and the tribes of Carabidae, gathering
data from molecular sequences. This group of beetles arose in the Triassic
and diversified into existing tribes throughout the Mesozoic.  It includes
ground beetles, tiger  beetles, bombardier beetles, whirligigs, predacious
diving beetles, wrinkled bark beetles, and so on.  The relationships
within this group and patterns of character evolution have been very
controversial.  The project seeks to infer the phylogeny of adephagans
using molecular sequence data.  It is part of a larger collaborative
effort to examine morphological and molecular evolution of these beetles. 

Preference given to those with expertise in basic laboratory techniques
in  molecular systematics (DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing).  Applicants
must have a Ph.D. degree in a biological science.    

Review of applications begins on 31 August 1995 and continues until
position is filled.  

Target start date of fellowship: 1 January 1996 (or earlier).  

To apply, please send an introductory cover letter with a statement of
research interests, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: 

                      Dr. David R. Maddison
                      Department of Entomology
                      University of Arizona
                      Tucson, AZ   85721

                      phone:  (520) 621 9781
                      FAX:  (520) 621 1150
                      e-mail:  beetle at ag.arizona.edu    

Applications from women and members of minority groups are particularly
encouraged.  The University of Arizona is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity/ADA Employer.

David R. Maddison
Department of Entomology
University of Arizona
Tucson,  AZ  85721

beetle at ag.arizona.edu

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