Postdoc position available in Arabidopsis evolution
<x-flowed>Post-doc on the evolutionary genetics of adaptation in
A NSF funded Post-doctoral position is available as part of a collaboration
to explore the evolution of physiological adaptation in Arabidopsis
thaliana. The goal of the project is to identify and characterize genes
underlying naturally-occurring variation in drought adaptation using
genome-wide molecular techniques and whole-plant physiology. Our approach
focuses on screens of A. thaliana accessions from around the world, QTL and
linkage disequilibrium mapping of a set of core phenotypes, and studies of
natural variation in gene expression. A two-year post-doctoral position at
UT Austin is available to pursue research on various aspects of
evolutionary genetics, including fine-mapping and efforts to characterize
and clone ecologically-important QTL.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D degree and
with the demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding research in Plant
Genetics. The successful candidate must have experience in high-throughput
genotyping and a strong background in molecular biology. Preference will be
given to candidates with the following skills needed for map based cloning:
DNA sequencing, cloning of PCR products, plant transformation, RT-PCR, and
SNP genotyping. We also emphasize the ability to interact and work
collaboratively with others. The post-doc will co-ordinate closely with our
physiological genetic and computational efforts, as well as a technician,
graduate students, and undergraduate researchers at UT Austin.
Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position
is filled. Applications should include a brief cover letter outlining
qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, reprints or thesis
chapters, and the names and addresses of three references. Send
Section of Integrative Biology
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C0930
Austin, Tx 78712
or via e-mail to [Only registered users see links. ].
Preferred start date will be between October 2004 and January 2005.
The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.