[Taxacom] Postdoc position in plant systematics

Lynn Bohs bohs at biology.utah.edu
Mon Jun 22 19:10:04 CDT 2009


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PLANT SYSTEMATICS.  A postdoctoral position 
at the University of Utah is available in the area of Solanaceae 
systematics.  Several projects are underway, including one to produce 
a global monograph of the genus Solanum (Solanaceae). 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, are being made available over the Internet on 
the Solanaceae Source webpage at 
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/solanaceaesource. Other projects include 
systematic and phylogenetic studies of other genera in the 
Solanaceae.  Responsibilities include monographic taxonomy of 
selected groups of Solanaceae; 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; training 
and supervision of undergraduate lab assistants; and oversight of 
routine lab activities.  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.  The position is available for one year beginning in 
Aug-Sept 2009 and extendable for up to several years as long as funds 
are available and satisfactory progress is demonstrated. 

Electronic submission of applications is encouraged.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a 
suitable candidate is chosen.  If possible, I would like to interview 
candidates at the Botany 2009 meeting in Snowbird, Utah in late July, 
2009.  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
http://www.biology.utah.edu/bohs/

Solanaceae Source - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/solanaceaesource

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.
-- 
Lynn Bohs
Department of Biology
257 South 1400 East
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
(801) 585-0380
http://www.biology.utah.edu/bohs/

Solanaceae Source - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/solanaceaesource


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