[Taxacom] Postdoc -- Phylogenetics (AToL)

Michael Sanderson mjsanderson at ucdavis.edu
Wed May 10 11:53:50 CDT 2006


POSITION AVAILABLE:  Postdoc in 
phylogenetics/phyloinformatics/computational biology. Department of 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 
85721

SALARY/TERMS: Salary between $40,000 and $45,000, commensurate with 
experience and skills, benefits included. Position renewable for a 
second year conditional on performance.  Start date negotiable after 
November 1, 2006.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in biology or computer science. Proficiency in 
phylogenetic methods, phyloinformatics, bioinformatics, or 
computational comparative genomics; demonstrated ability to program 
in PERL, C, C++ or equivalent. Training or experience in 
computational biology and/or algorithms desirable. However, 
candidates with a strong empirical background in the phylogenetics of 
a particular taxon will also be considered. Strong personal skills 
and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary collaboration 
essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Postdoc will work with PI Mike Sanderson at the 
University of Arizona on a collaborative NSF-funded AToL (Assembling 
the tree of life) project developing software tools and algorithms to 
mine sequence databases for phylogenetic inference. Postdoc will also 
be involved in testing software tools and evaluating their 
performance on real sequence data sets. Collaborators include 
Junhyong Kim (U Penn) and Oliver Eulenstein and David-Fernandez-Baca 
(Iowa State, Computer Science).

APPLICATION PROCESS: Position is open until filled; application 
review will begin immediately. Interested applicants should submit: 
1) a letter outlining their research interests and specific 
qualifications as described above; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) the 
names and addresses of three references in an online application to 
the University of Arizona Human Resources web site 
(http://www.hr.arizona.edu). Please address questions about the 
position directly to:

Dr. Mike Sanderson
Section of Evolution and Ecology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
mjsanderson at ucdavis.edu

Please note that my new address after July 31, 2006 will be

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ 85721

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Michael J. Sanderson
Section of Evolution and Ecology
One Shields Avenue
University of California,
Davis CA 95616
530-754-9229
FAX:530-752-1449

lab web site: http://ginger.ucdavis.edu
Phylota project: http://www.phylota.org
r8s software: http://ginger.ucdavis.edu/r8s

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