research assistantship (Diptera systematics)

Stephen D. Gaimari gaimari at UIUC.EDU
Tue Oct 17 10:59:04 CDT 1995

preferred.  Monographic and phylogenetic systematics of the family
Therevidae emphasizing morphological character assessment, as a component
of an NSF Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) grant.
Collaborative and interactive project based at the University of Illinois
and Illinois Natural History Survey, involving Michael Irwin (Univ. Ill.),
Donald Webb (INHS), Brian Wiegmann (North Carolina State Univ.), David
Yeates (Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia).  Applicant with
experience and knowledge of Diptera and modern systematic methods is
preferred.  The successful applicant will have an opportunity to join one
or more collecting expeditions, some to southern continents, and to study
molecular systematic theory and methods in Wiegmann's lab for 4 to 6
months.  Funding augmentation likely for student currently holding Ph.D.
fellowship or scholarship that could be applied to this RA.  Available Jan.
1996 start.  Contact Michael E. Irwin,  Univ. Illinois, 1101 W. Peabody
Drive, Urbana, IL 61820, telephone (217) 333-1963, fax (217) 333-6784,
email [m-irwin2 at].

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