Plant Systematics post-doc

Roberta Mason-Gamer robie at uidaho.edu
Fri Aug 13 12:24:55 EST 1999


A 2.5-year post-doctoral position is available for NSF-sponsored research
on the systematics and evolution of North American species of the
allotetraploid genus Elymus (Triticeae: Poaceae).  The project involves
molecular phylogenetic analyses of Elymus and its presumed progenitors
(Critesion and Pseudoroegneria) using nuclear starch synthase gene
sequences and chloroplast DNA restriction sites.  The goals of the study
are to 1) confirm or refute the presumed genomic constitution of multiple
Elymus species, 2) elucidate the origin(s) of Elymus by identifying
potential genome donor(s), and 3) examine relationships among Elymus
species in the context of the existing infrageneric taxonomy.

The successful candidate will be involved with all phases of the research,
including collection of plant material, growth and maintenance of plants,
collection and analysis of data, and preparation of manuscripts.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in vascular plant systematics or a related
field, experience with producing and analyzing molecular phylogenetic
data, and experience with software used in phylogenetic data analysis.
Desirable (but not required) qualifications include experience with PCR,
automated sequencing, and/or DNA restriction site analysis; interest in
grasses; and experience with collection and identification of plant

Salary is $26,000 per year with full benefits.  Starting date is
negotiable, but the position is available starting fall 1999.
Applications will be reviewed starting August 30, 1999, and continuing
until a suitable candidate is found.

Those interested are welcome to inquire for more information by e-mail.
To apply, mail or e-mail CV, statement of research interests, and the
names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two references to:

Roberta J. Mason-Gamer
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3051
robie at uidaho.edu

The University of Idaho is located in Moscow, Idaho, near the border of
Washington.  We have an excellent regional herbarium with about 125,000
specimens, and a well-funded herbarium library focusing on botany,
floristic works, systematics, and evolution.  Systematists at UI interact
frequently with one another and with researchers at Washington State
University, located 10 minutes from UI.

"To enrich education through diversity the University of Idaho is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution." 

* Roberta J. Mason-Gamer   
* Department of Biological Sciences
* University of Idaho      
* Moscow, ID  83844-3051
* TEL (208)885-4788  FAX (208)885-7905

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