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U of Florida Post Doc Position

Byron J. Adams bjadams at ufl.edu
Tue Dec 4 15:11:05 EST 2001

Univ. of Florida Post-Doctoral Position

A postdoctoral position in nematology is available in an established, active
research group at the University of Florida, IFAS, Department of Entomology
and Nematology in Gainesville, Florida.   Basic and applied research is
being conducted at the interface between biological control and nematode
molecular systematics and evolution.  The "post-doc" will be expected to
work with minimal supervision on current projects including: (1) Developing
new technologies for rapidly surveying and identifying specific nematodes,
(2); Exploring the morphological and molecular evolution within and among
clades of plant and insect parasitic nematodes, and (3) Identifying
alternative genes for phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic identification,
and (4) Determining coevolution among parasitic nematodes and their
symbionts and hosts.

The successful applicant must have a strong background in molecular
evolution or genetics with experience in molecular methods.  Familiarity
with computational tools, programming, and phylogenetic systematics are
desirable.  Duties may include: optimization/troubleshooting of
PCR/cloning/sequencing reactions and serological probes, field isolation,
lab maintenance & experimental manipulation of parasitic nematodes.

The appointment is for one year with additional funding possible.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests
and the name, address and phone number of two references to:

Dr. Byron J. Adams
University of Florida
Department of Entomology and Nematology
PO Box 110620
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620

University of Florida

Applicant materials or queries can also be sent to:  bjadams at ufl.edu

Applications will be first reviewed on December 17, 2001 and will be
reviewed thereafter until the position is filled.


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