[Taxacom] Postdoc: Evolution of Rosa

Li-Bing Zhang gonggashan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 02:54:57 CDT 2007

Applications are invited for a postdoc position to study the evolution
of Rosa (Rosaceae) in the context of molecular phylogeny using
material of wild Rosa species. This study is led by Dr. Libing Zhang
(Missouri Botanical Garden) with collaboration from Dr. Xinfen Gao
(Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences).

The postdoc will be responsible for generating DNA sequences, training
graduate students in the lab, analyzing data, and co-authoring
manuscripts. Applicants should have a strong molecular systematics
experience, preferably also including cloning skills. The postdoc is
welcome to work on his/her own projects in addition to the study of
Rosa. The position is for one year with possible extension of up to
three years.

The postdoc will be based at the Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese
Academy of Sciences (http://www.cib.ac.cn/blue_cib/index.html). The
city, Chengdu, over 2,500 years old, is rich in culture and well-known
for the food (Sichuan cuisine) and is close to the mountains where
many wild Rosa species naturally occur. The salary is comparable with
that of an assistant professor in Chengdu. The flight to Chengdu will
be paid and possibly also the flight back from Chengdu after the
position ends. Economic housing is provided. The start date is
flexible but preferably by September 2007. Applicants should email a
short cover letter, cv, and names and contact information of three
references to Dr. Libing Zhang (Libing.Zhang at mobot.org) by 6 August

Li-Bing Zhang
Missouri Botanical Garden
Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166
Tel: +1-314-577-9454; Fax: +1-314-577-9596

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