[Taxacom] Graduate Research Assistantship: - Systematics and Taxonomy of Horse flies

Shelah Morita simorita at ncsu.edu
Sat Nov 3 20:23:23 CDT 2007

***Graduate Research Assistantship: - Systematics and Taxonomy of Horse 

We are seeking applicants to fill a PhD graduate research Assistantship 
to study horse fly (Diptera:Tabanidae) systematics and evolution as part 
of a National Science Foundation PEET Award (Partnerships to Enhance 
Expertise in Taxonomy).

Tabanid PEET homepage: (http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/research/tabanid/)
NSF Award: (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0731528)

Candidates should have a strong interest in systematics and revisionary 
taxonomy; previous experience in entomology, morphology, bioinformatics, 
outreach, or molecular systematics is a plus. In addition to their 
taxonomic work on Tabanidae, each trainee will be asked to specialize in 
one of three general areas: bioinformatic techniques, 
computational/analytical phylogenetics, or natural history teaching and 
outreach. Additionally, the student must satisfy requirements for 
admittance to the NSCU Entomology graduate program. Prospective students 
should have good written and oral communication skills, good personal 
skills, familiarity with computers and be willing to travel overseas.

North Carolina State University has one of the top rated Entomology 
programs in the Nation. As a node of the Research Triangle, NCSU also 
benefits from a large community of Evolutionary biologists and close 
proximity and affiliation with the National Evolutionary Synthesis 
Center (NESCent). The student will become part of the Wiegmann Diptera 
Systematics research team at NCSU. 

To apply, please send an email to Brian Wiegmann (bwiegman at ncsu.edu), 
cc: (simorita at ncsu.edu) with the subject line "Application for PEET 
studentship" and include:

1. CV (max 2 pages)
2. Contact details for two references (email and mailing address)
3. A short paragraph describing your interest in the Tabanid PEET project

For more information, please contact Dr. Wiegmann (bwiegman at ncsu.edu) or 
Dr. Morita (simorita at ncsu.edu).

Brian M. Wiegmann
Department of Entomology Box 7613
North Carolina State University
Raleigh NC 27695

phone: 919-515-1653
fax: 919-515-7746
email: bwiegman at unity.ncsu.edu

Wiegmann <bwiegman at unity.ncsu.edu>
Shelah Morita Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scientist
Department of Entomology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7613
2301 Gardner Hall
Raleigh, NC USA 27695-7613
simorita at ncsu.edu
Office: 2327 Gardner Hall
Office Phone: (919) 515-3005
Lab Phone: (919) 515-3429
Fax: (919) 515-7746
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