From the Evolution Directory (EvolDir) via Twitter.
One (possibly two) postdoctoral positions are available in the
laboratory of Anne Yoder in the Department of Biology at Duke University.
Lab interests are focused on the vertebrates of Madagascar, especially the
iconic lemurs. Current projects in the lab include speciation dynamics in
mouse lemurs, phylogeography and conservation genetics of MadagascarĘs
terrestrial vertebrates, the metagenomics of the gut micorflora in
lemurs, and study of hibernation behaviors in mouse and dwarf lemurs.
The successful applicant(s) will have opportunities to collaborate on
these projects and/or to develop independent and complimentary projects.
This postdoctoral search is particularly focused on adding genomic
and bioinformatics expertise to our current emphasis on PCR and Sanger
sequencing techniques. With the advent of new sequencing technologies,
opportunities exist for exploring genotype/phenotype connections
in non-model organisms that were unthinkable, only a few years ago.
As a successful candidate, you will have expertise in some or all of
the following: RNA-seq methods, short-read sequencing techniques,
and/or bioinformatic approaches to large data sets. The lab has an
explicit evolutionary focus, so candidates should have familiarity with
or proficiency in phylogenetic and/or population genetic methods.
The successful candidate(s) will be highly organized, mature,
enthusiastic, and motivated. And donĘt forget to bring your esprit
de corps and joie de vivre!
Current funding is for two years, with the possibility of a third year,
depending upon successful performance evaluations and opportunities for
additional funding. Salary is competitive, and the position(s) will carry
full Duke benefits. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2012.
A start date of September 1, 2012 is ideal.
Via email, send current CV, publications, and contact information for
three to four references to:
Anne D. Yoder, Professor
Departments of Biology & Ev. Anth.
Duke University, Box 90338
BioSci 130 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Director, Duke Lemur Center
919-489-3364, ex. 223