University of York, UK, Department of Biology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Evolution
Evolutionary origin of "higher" eukaryotes
A postdoctoral position is available to study the phylum-level
taxonomy of "higher" eukaryotes, i.e. plants, animals, fungi and
molds, using combined protein sequence data (Baldauf Am.Nat.
154:S178-S188; Baldauf et al Science, 290:972-977).
Recent results have shown that combined data can strongly
evolutionary questions, where single gene phylogenies often fail.
postdoctoral project is designed to investigate the origins of the
major groups of multicellular eukaryotes by developing four parallel
protein data sets. Emphasis will be on the protistan origins of major
taxa with scope to pursue finer level taxonomy within a candidate's
group of interest. Applicants need a PhD in molecular, evolutionary
or microbial biology or a closely related discipline. The work
involves cell culture, DNA extraction, PCR, cloning, and phylogenetic
analysis. The position is funded by the BBSRC at salary spine 6 and
is for 3 years. Please send enquires or CV with name, phone #, and
email addresses of three referees, by mail or email to:
Dr Sandie Baldauf
Dept. of Biology, University of York, http://www.york.ac.uk/
Heslington, York, UK, YO10 5YW,
phone: (0)190-434381, fax: (0)190-432860
email: slb14 at york.ac.uk.
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