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[Drosophila] Postdoc: Mitochondrial genetics of aging at Brown University

David Rand via dros%40net.bio.net (by David_Rand from brown.edu)
Wed Oct 7 13:03:31 EST 2009

Postdoc at Brown University: Mitochondrial genetics of aging in  

A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of David Rand and  
Brown University to work on nuclear-mitochondrial genetic interactions  
affecting longevity.  The general theme of this NIH funded project is  
to study the epistatic interactions among nuclear and mitochondrial  
genotypes that diet-dependent alterations in longevity and related,  
physiological and biochemical traits in Drosophila.  Mitochondrial  
genotypes from different strains and species of the melanogaster  
subgroup are placed on various nuclear genetic backgrounds to dissect  
the genetic basis of longevity and the extension of longevity by diet  
restriction. The project involves demography experiments, molecular  
and quantitative genetic assays of Drosophila strains, genetic mapping  
experiments, gene expression and biochemical assays of specific  
genotypes, and inferences from molecular population genetics and  

Applicants must have completed their PhD before starting the position,  
and have a strong record of accomplishment from their dissertation  
work.  Applicants should have some combination of experience with  
molecular genetic techniques, Drosophila genetics, longevity of life  
history analyses, quantitative genetics, biochemical assays, molecular  
evolution, computational analysis, and an interest in evolution or  
genetics.  The appointment is open for up to 3 years, and successful  
candidates will receive guidance in the preparation of an NIH NRSA  
Fellowship to pursue related projects.

The position is available now and applications will be reviewed until  
the position is filled.  To apply please send 1) a CV, 2) a short  
statement of research interests and experience, including a paragraph  
on how your previous experience makes you well qualified for this  
position, and 3) contact information for three references to:

David Rand

email:             David_Rand from brown.edu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Box G-W, 80 Waterman Street

Brown University

Providence, RI 02912

Voice:            (401) 863-2890 (Office)

             (401) 863-1063 (Lab)

Fax:            (401) 863-2166

web pages:



The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown is an  
interactive group with strengths that span genomics, evolutionary  
biology, functional morphology, ecology, and environmental science.   
There are close ties to the Department of Molecular and Cellular  
Biology, and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, as well  
as the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole







Information on postdoctoral studies at Brown can be found here:


Providence is widely recognized as the Venice of New England and is  
wonderful place to live.


David M. Rand
Professor of Biology
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Box G-W, 80 Waterman Street
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Voice:   (401) 863-2890 (Office - Walter Hall 202)
    (401) 863-1063 (Lab - BioMed Center 516-518)
Fax:   (401) 863-2166
email:   David_Rand from brown.edu
web pages:   http://www.brown.edu/Departments/EEB/rand/index.htm

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