[Taxacom] postdoctoral position in plant systematics

Lynn Bohs bohs at biology.utah.edu
Thu Feb 24 17:50:37 CST 2011

Dear Taxacomers,
	A postdoctoral position at the University of Utah is 
available in the area of the systematics of the Solanaceae 
(nightshade family).  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 www.solanaceaesource.org. 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 
April 2011 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. 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
Bohs lab - http://biologylabs.utah.edu/bohs/
Solanaceae Source - www.solanaceaesource.org

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

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

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