[Taxacom] Postdoc Speciation Genomics in Palms, Imperial College London

William Baker W.Baker at kew.org
Wed Mar 19 07:02:53 CDT 2008


Department of Life Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Research Associate

Salary: GBP 24,570 - GBP 31,240 per annum

Imperial College is ranked the fifth best university in the world (Times Higher QS World University Rankings 2007).

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate with an interest in Speciation Genomics.  The successful candidate will carry out cutting edge research investigating the mechanisms of ecological speciation in two sympatric palms endemic of Lord Howe Island, Australia (Nature 441:210, 2006), conducting AFLP genome scans, BAC probing, DNA sequences and coalescence analyses.

The successful candidate will have practical experience in population genetics and/or genomics and strong interests in evolutionary biology.

The post is funded for 3 years by the Natural Environment Research Council and will be based at Silwood Park Campus.  The successful candidate will work closely with Dr Vincent Savolainen and his research group, in collaboration with Prof Roger Butlin (Univ. of Sheffield) and Dr Bill Baker (Rooyal Botanic Gardens Kew).

Further details of the research group can be obtained from the research group website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/v.savolainen

Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification available at:


Completed application forms accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the name and contact details of two referees should be sent to: Diana Anderson, Imperial College, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY or by email to d.anderson at imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 7 April 2008

Valuing diversity and committed to equality of opportunity
Dr Vincent Savolainen
Reader in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Imperial College London, and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Silwood Park Campus
Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY, UK
Tel +44 (0)20 7594 2374
Fax +44 (0)20 7594 2339
Email v.savolainen at imperial.ac.uk or v.savolainen at kew.org
Web http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/v.savolainen

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