Postdoc position in Molecular Phylogenetics at NCSU

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Postdoc position in Molecular Phylogenetics at NCSU

Postdoc: Molecular Phylogenetics

A postdoctoral position is available at North Carolina State University (NCSU) for someone with interests in molecular evolution and phylogenetics. The selected applicant will be associated with the NCSU Insect Museum, working closely with Dr. Andrew R. Deans on an NSF-funded project that touches many other aspects of evolutionary biology: divergence time estimation to address biogeographic and host/parasite questions, DNA barcoding to test hypotheses of mimicry and beta diversity, new informatics to manage/incorporate morphological and fossil data, and novel methods for revisionary systematics. This position is an opportunity to join a growing lab of enthusiastic and approachable biologists with a broad array of expertise.

As a vertex of North Carolina's Research Triangle NCSU benefits from close proximity to a large community of evolutionary biologists at NCSU (e.g., in the Entomology, Genetics, and Biology departments) and our affiliation with the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).

Required: PhD in Biology or related field. Experience in primer design, PCR, molecular data analysis. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desirable: Experience with insects, informatics, and ontologies, penchant for international travel and field work.

Details: The position is available from July 1, 2009 (negotiable) and is offered for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for another year. Salary is $38,000 per annum. Information of benefits can be found here:

Applicants must apply online - (position # 01-07-0902) for instructions. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Applicants should upload a two-page (maximum) statement of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applicants commences May 1, 2009 and continues until the position is filled.

PI contact information:
Andrew R. Deans
Department of Entomology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7613
2301 Gardner Hall
Raleigh, NC USA 27695-7613 email: andy_deans@
phone: +1 (919) 515-2833
fax: +1 (919) 515-7746
skype: ardeans

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