Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phylogenetics and Polyploidy
Kansas State University
Division of Biology
A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Carolyn Ferguson in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas). The successful candidate will investigate phylogenetics of several polyploid complexes in the genus Phlox (Polemoniaceae) using both traditional and next-generation sequencing approaches. This research contributes to a collaborative project focused on polyploidy and aspects of diversity in Phlox in the southwestern U.S. (including studies in phylogenetics, population genetics, morphology, ecology and taxonomy). The postdoctoral researcher will work under the mentorship of the PI, and will interact with collaborating investigators as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. (by start date) with emphasis on Systematics, Evolutionary Biology or related discipline. Preferred qualifications: strong molecular biology laboratory skills; and excellent writing and interpersonal skills. The salary is $40,000 plus benefits, with the position available on a 12-month appointment contingent upon funding and the need for services. The position is available immediately with a start date no later than October 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin 20 May 2013, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, up to three publications, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to email@example.com. Inquiries are welcomed and should be addressed to Carolyn Ferguson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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