[Taxacom] Postdoctoral Research Associate in Insect Systematics at the University of Arizona

Wendy Moore wmoore at email.arizona.edu
Thu May 20 16:55:03 CDT 2010

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Insect Systematics at the University of
A postdoctoral research associate position is available July 1, 2010 to
participate in an NSF-funded Revisionary Systematics (REVSYS) project on
myrmecophilous beetles in the carabid subfamily Paussinae.  The goals of
this project are to produce a monograph of ~60 species endemic to Madagascar
and to undertake a molecular-based phylogenetic analysis of the genus
Paussus.  The successful candidate will be involved in both projects and
will co-author resulting manuscripts.
The position is in the laboratory of Wendy Moore in the Department of
Entomology at the University of Arizona.  The appointment is initially for
12 months with the strong possibility that it can be extended for an
additional 12 months based on satisfactory research performance. This is a
full time, benefits-eligible position, with a salary between
Applicants should have (1) a PhD in insect systematics (2) experience with
descriptive taxonomy (with a preference for previous work on beetles); (3)
experience obtaining and analyzing molecular and morphological phylogenetic
data; (4) good oral and written skills.
Those interested should send application materials, including: (1) a cover
letter describing interest in the position, (2) a general statement of
research interests and experience, and (3) a CV, including names and contact
information for at least three references to Wendy Moore
<wmoore at email.arizona.edu>.

Wendy Moore
Assistant Professor and Curator
Department of Entomology
University of Arizona
1140 E. South Campus Dr., Forbes 410
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0036 USA


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