FWD: Position Announcement

Damon Little dpl10 at CORNELL.EDU
Tue Oct 22 20:42:46 CDT 2002

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Systematics

A postdoctoral position is available in Mark Simmons' lab at Colorado
State University for 1-2 years to work on both empirical and
conceptual (simulations and theoretical) projects in molecular
systematics.  Planned projects include: comparing the trade-offs of
nucleotide and amino acid characters for phylogenetic inference based
on empirical and simulated data, testing for patterns consistent with
long-branch attraction, methods to most efficiently resolve "basal"
clades, and phylogenetic inference of the Celastrales using nuclear
and plastid loci.  The successful candidate will also have the
opportunity to define some of his/her own projects and may
concentrate on lab-based projects or conceptual projects, depending
on his/her interests and background.  Applicants are required to have
completed their Ph.D. (in systematics or a related area) before
starting and to have lab-based skills in molecular systematics.
Experience with computer simulations and programming is desired.  The
starting date is flexible, anytime through the fall of 2003.  For
full consideration, applications must be received by November 25,
2002.  To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact
information for three references to Mark Simmons
(psimmons at lamar.colostate.edu), Department of Biology, Colorado State
University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523; phone: 970-491-2154; fax:
970-491-0649; web page: http://lamar.colostate.edu/~psimmons/.

Colorado State University is an EO/AA employer.

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