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[Women-in-biology] Bivalve systematics postdoc at the Field Museum

Susan T Meiers via womenbio%40net.bio.net (by ST-Meiers from wiu.edu)
Tue Nov 3 09:40:43 EST 2009

HI All, Got this today and thought I"d pass it on.  Be well,


From: Rudiger Bieler <rbieler from fieldmuseum.org>
To: taxacom from mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 18:47:50 -0600 (CST)
Subject: [Taxacom] Bivalve systematics postdoc at the Field Museum

A postdoctoral position is available for a full-time researcher in the
Bivalves-in-Time-and-Space project.

Initial appointment for this Field Museum-based term position is made for 12
months, with opportunity for performance-based renewal for up to 22 months.
Starting salary is $40,000.

The position is part of a larger NSF-funded project (
http://www.bivatol.org/BiTS/) that aims to develop bivalves as a model clade
for macroevolutionary studies, taking advantage of their excellent fossil
record to test methods of molecular clock dating, ancestral state
reconstruction, historical biogeography, and detecting spatial and temporal
trends in evolution. The specific responsibilities of this particular
position will involve morphological and taxonomic studies of Recent and
fossil members of the marine bivalve family Veneridae. The successful
applicant will also participate in regular meetings and possible
collaborations with other members of the research team (S. Steppan, D.
Jablonski, P. Mikkelsen, J. Huelsenbeck, J.J. ter Poorten) who are working
on corresponding morphological, paleontological, molecular, and
computational components.

Opportunity will exist for “first-authored” project development as well as
for exposure to additional (e.g., molecular) techniques.

The candidate should have the following proven attributes:

-- PhD in relevant area

-- Experience in morphological techniques and approaches

-- Strong interest in species-level diversity

-- Capacity to work in a team as well as independently

 -- Availability in early 2010

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests, and
contact information for three references via email (pdf) to Rüdiger Bieler (
rbieler from fieldmuseum.org).

Evaluation of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until a
suitable candidate is found.  Earliest starting date will be in January

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