[Taxacom] Postdoctoral Research Associate in Grass Systematics and Evolution - Iowa State University

Lewis, Deborah A [EEOBS] dlewis at iastate.edu
Thu Jan 31 17:38:23 CST 2013

Posted on behalf of Dr. Lynn G. Clark, Professor in Iowa State University's Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology -- please contact her if further details are needed: lgclark at iastate.edu<mailto:lgclark at iastate.edu>.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Grass Systematics and Evolution - Iowa State University
Research Topic: Examine the developmental biology and potential adaptive significance of vegetative grass structures and anatomical features.
Position Description: Conduct a set of anatomical and developmental studies to analyze the evolutionary patterns and potential adaptive significance of vegetative grass structures including life form, life cycle, vegetative growth and reproduction, and leaf structure and physiology.  Research will require the integration of skills in plant anatomy, morphology and development with phylogenetics and analysis of correlated environmental variables.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in a discipline relevant to the research area.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with terrestrial plant biology.  Experience in microscopy, including immunolocalization techniques.  Experience working cooperatively with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.  Evidence of strong writing and communication skills.
The successful candidate will 1) have effective interpersonal skills; 2) maintain effective attention to detail, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing demands; and 3) display an aptitude for problem-solving and independent thinking.
Salary: $40,000/yr plus benefits
Application Process: Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit by 5:00 p.m. EST, 22 February 2013, for full consideration. Availability for an in-person interview is required. The position is available immediately but the start date will be flexible contingent on the needs of the preferred candidate, ideally starting no later than April, 2013.  The appointment is for one and a half years.
To apply please send the following materials to Dr. Lynn G. Clark (Dept. of EEOB) via email to: lgclark at iastate.edu<mailto:lgclark at iastate.edu>

*         A cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications

*         Curriculum Vitae

*         Names and contact information for three references

*         Up to 3 relevant publications

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