Graduate Student Position in Ascomycetes at the Field Museum

Matt von at
Wed Jun 19 12:58:23 CDT 2002


Graduate Student Assistantship Position in Ascomycetes at the Field Museum, 
Chicago:

One assistantship is available for a PhD student interested in studying the 
systematics of ascomycetes as part of an NSF-funded PEET project.  The 
student's dissertation will focus on monographic studies of Podospora or 
other taxa in the Lasiosphaeriaceae (Sordariales, Ascomycetes). The project 
emphasizes training in 1) the diverse components of traditional 
collections-based studies, 2) molecular techniques, phylogenetic 
reconstruction, data handling, analysis and electronic dissemination of 
information, and 3) field work.  Experience in ascomycete studies or 
molecular sytematics is advantageous.  The successful candidate will join a 
group using multidisciplinary approaches in systematic research.

Field Museum mycologists include Sabine Huhndorf, Fernando Fernández 
(nonlichenized Ascomycetes), Gregory Mueller, Patrick Leacock (macrofungi, 
especially Agaricales), Thorston Lumbsch and Robert L├╝cking (lichenized 
fungi).

Contact: Dr. Sabine M. Huhndorf, Department of Botany, Field Museum, 
Chicago, IL 60605. Phone: 312-665-7855. Fax: 312-665-7158. E-mail: 
<shuhndorf at fmnh.org>.  The graduate student will need to fulfill the 
requirements necessary to be admitted in the Ecology and Evolution program 
of the Biology Department at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Visit our Web site at 
<http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/botany/default.htm> for 
information on the Department of Botany.


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         Matt von Konrat
         Collections Manager (Bryophytes and Pteridophytes)
         Department of Botany
         The Field Museum
         1400 South Lake Shore Drive
         Chicago, IL  60605-2496
         U.S.A.
         Phone: (312) 665-7864
         Fax: 312 665-7158
         Email: mvonkonrat at fieldmuseum.org
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