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postdoc: DNA sequencing and analysis

Chi-hua Chiu Chi-hua.chiu at yale.edu
Wed Oct 27 10:35:55 EST 1999

Please post the following ad for a postdoctoral fellow.  Thank you.


The Dept. of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany (http://www.eva.mpg.de) has a position
available for a postdoctoral fellow with demonstrated research experience
in automated DNA sequencing and a working knowledge of computer programs
for contig assembly, sequence alignment, and phylogenetic analyses.  S/He
will collaborate with a group interested in functionally analyzing genes
expressed in the mammalian brain, with focus on primates.  The tasks of the
postdoctoral researcher will include (1) mapping and sequencing specific
regions of BAC/PAC clones across a comparative range of primate and
non-primate mammalian taxa and (2) utilizing sequence analysis tools for
identifying putative regulatory regions.  These studies will complement
transgenic technologies for functionally defining regulatory regions.

Successful applicants are expected to be highly motivated and hold a Ph.D.
in a relevant field by the starting date which is somewhat flexible, but
not later than June, 2000. The salary is 3600 DM/month (equivalent to
$25,000.00 US/year) and is tax free for at least two years  (citizenship is
open). The MPI-EVA has state of the art equipment for molecular biology,
including automated/robotic DNA sequencers as well as excellent
computational resources. There will also be opportunities for the
successful applicant(s) to collaborate with scientists world-wide.

Interested individuals should send a letter of application with the
curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two
referees to Dr. Chi-hua Chiu.

Address before January 15, 2000:
Dept. of EEB/OML 327, POB 208106, Yale University, 165 Prospect St., New
Haven, CT, 06520-8106, USA, e-mail: chi-hua.chiu at yale.edu

Address after January 15, 2000
Dept. of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Inselstrasse 22, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany, email:  chiu at eva.mpg.de

Applications will be taken until the position is filled.

Chi-hua Chiu, Ph.D.
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
P.O. Box 208106
Yale University
165 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT  06520-8106

phone:  203-432-9999
fax:  203-432-3870

chi-hua.chiu at yale.edu

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