[Taxacom] Postdoc: Phylogeny of the fern genus Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae)

Libing Zhang gonggashan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 13:21:24 CST 2011

Applications are invited for a postdoc position to study the phylogeny of
the fern genus Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae). This study is led by Libing
Zhang (Missouri Botanical Garden) with collaboration from Xinfen
Gao (Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences).

The postdoc will be responsible for generating DNA sequences, developing
low-copy nuclear markers, training graduate students in the lab, analyzing
data, and co-authoring manuscripts. Applicants should have a strong
molecular systematics experience, preferably also including cloning skills.
Experience in ferns is not required. The postdoc is welcome to work on
his/her own projects in addition to the study of Polystichum. The position
is for one year with possible extension depending on performance and funding

The postdoc will be based at the Chengdu Institute of Biology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences (http://www.cib.ac.cn/blue_cib/index.html).
The city, Chengdu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu), over 2,500 years
old, is rich in culture and well-known for the food (Sichuan cuisine) and is
close to the Himalayas. It was recently named China's 4th-most livable city
by *China Daily <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Daily>.* The salary of
the position is comparable with that of an assistant professor in Chengdu.
The flights to and back from Chengdu after the position ends will be paid.
Free housing in Chengdu is provided. The start date is flexible. Applicants
should email a short cover letter, cv, and names and contact information of
three references to Libing.Zhang at mobot.org by 17 March 2011.

Li-Bing Zhang
Missouri Botanical Garden.
Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166
Tel: +1-314-577-9454; Fax: +1-314-577-9596

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