POSTDOC IN MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS AND COSPECIATION
PIs: R Page, R Griffiths, and R Furness
A 3 year NERC funded post doc position is available in the Division of
Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Scotland,
from June 1, 1997.
The project will compare relative rates of molecular evolution in birds
and their parasitic lice, concentrating on bird-louse assemblages that
are likely to have cospeciated, such as seabirds, swifts and their lice.
Both mitochondrial and nuclear genes will be sequenced.
The specific aims are to test whether these birds and their lice have
cospeciatied, and to determine the relative rates of evolution of
homologous genes in the hosts and their parasites. More detailed
information on this project an related work at Glasgow can be obtained
by visiting http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/Jobs/NERC/postdoc.html.
Applicants should be well versed in PCR, cloning, primer design, DNA
sequencing and analysis. Experience working with insects is desirable,
but not essential. Applications, comprising a C.V., names and addresses
(including email address if possible)
of two referees, and a statement of research interests, can be sent to
Dr Roderic Page at the address below:
Dr Roderic D M Page
Lecturer in Taxonomy
Division of Environmental & Evolutionary Biology, IBLS
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: (0141) 330 4778
Fax: (0141) 330 5971
email:r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
home page: http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/rod.html