[Taxacom] postdoc position available: systematics of parasitic Hymenoptera

Norman F. Johnson johnson.2 at osu.edu
Thu Feb 25 14:11:55 CST 2010

A postdoctoral position is available to participate in an NSF-funded 
Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (PBI) project on the parasitoid wasps 
of the superfamily Platygastroidea. The goals of this project are to 
work on the basic systematics of a major group of these wasps and to 
undertake a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily. The 
successful candidate will be involved in both of these areas. The 
position will be appointed through The Ohio State University, but work 
will largely be based and the Centre for Evolutionary Study & 
Biodiversity at the University of Adelaide (South Australia) working the 
the laboratory of Dr. A.D. Austin. The appointment is initially for 12 
months with the strong possibility that it can be extended for a further 
12 months based on satisfactory research performance.

Desired qualifications include 1) experience in descriptive systematics 
with a preference for previous work with parasitic Hymenoptera; 2) the 
ability to work independently and congenially in a busy laboratory; 3) 
good oral and written skills; and 4) experience with analyzing data for 
phylogenetic purposes.

Please e-mail any inquiries or letter of interest outlining research 
experience along with your CV and e-mail addresses of three referees to 
me at johnson.2 at osu.edu. "To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State 
encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, 
veterans, and women. Flexible work options are available, EEO/AA employer."

Norman F. Johnson
Professor, Department of Entomology
Director, C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection
The Ohio State University
1315 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 292-6595
Fax: (614) 292-7774

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