postdoc positions

Lynn Bohs bohs at BIOLOGY.UTAH.EDU
Mon Dec 22 12:37:41 CST 2003


Position Announcement.  Two postdoctoral positions, one at the University of
Utah and one at the Natural History Museum in London, are available on an
internationally collaborative project to produce a global monograph of the
genus Solanum (Solanaceae).  The project is one of four Planetary
Biodiversity Inventory programmes funded by NSF in collaboration with the
ALL Species Foundation. Solanum includes between 1000 and 2000 species and
is one of the largest genera of angiosperms.  The species level taxonomy,
including images, keys and specimen data, will be made available over the
Internet. Responsibilities include monographic taxonomy of selected species
groups of solanums; specimen and image databasing and manipulation; field
work for the collection of herbarium, seed and silica gel samples;
generation of molecular data for phylogeny reconstruction (mainly sequences
of chloroplast and nuclear genes); maintenance and analysis of living
greenhouse collections of Solanaceae; data analysis, presentation, and
publication; in Utah the candidate will be involved in the training and
supervision of undergraduate lab assistants; and oversight of routine lab
activities; in London the candidate will be involved in supervision of
international visitors to the project and in the design of the project
database and website.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. and experience in
plant systematics, field work and with working in a team; experience with
Solanaceae is preferred but not required, as is experience with molecular
systematics and a variety of methods of data analysis.  Both positions are
available for one year beginning in Mar-Apr 2004 and extendable for up to
five years.

Electronic submission of applications is encouraged.

For the position at the University of Utah: Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is chosen.
Applicants should submit a statement of interest and description of past
experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information (names, email
addresses, and phone numbers) of three references to:

Lynn Bohs
Department of Biology
257 South 1400 East
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112  USA
E-mail: bohs at biology.utah.edu
Phone: [1] (801) 585-0380

Information on the Biology Department at the University of Utah is available
at www.biology.utah.edu  The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

For the position at the Natural History Museum in London: Deadline for
receipt of applications is 1 February 2004; interviews of short-listed
candidates will take place in late February. Applicants should submit a
statement of interest and description of past experience, a curriculum
vitae, and contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers)
of three references to:

Victoria Lamb
Human Resources
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD United Kingdom
E-mail: vicl at nhm.ac.uk
Phone: [44] 207 942-5136

Information about both the NHM and the position can be obtained from
Victoria Lamb and also from Sandra Knapp in the Botany Department at the
Natural History Museum, (e-mail: sk at nhm.ac.uk; tel. [44] 207 942-5171). The
Natural History Museum is working towards equal opportunities.




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