The Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography within the Max Planck
Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is seeking to recruit:
Post-doctoral Fellow in Developmental Genetics
For a project investigating the evolutionary and genetic basis of
mortality patterns during ontogenesis.
For scientific background on this project, please see:
The fellow will join an interdisciplinary project including demographers
and evolutionary biologists investigating patterns of mortality over age
and stage during development. Areas of research include how age
patterns of genetic expression can predict developmental mortality and
the role which sexual reproduction and recombination play in
developmental mortality. These fellowships do not require teaching.
The developmental biologist should have a strong background in the
developmental biology and genetics of drosophila. We will simultaneously
document stage-specific gene expression and stage specific mortality in
developing cohorts of drosophila with varying levels of mutational load,
testing the hypothesis that level of mortality across stages tracks
level of transcriptional modulation. This work is in collaboration with
the new Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, Germany,
where lab work will be based.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or expect to have a Ph.D. at latest by
Background in demography is not required for this position, but a
willingness to apply biological thinking and methods to investigating
demographic patterns is.
Applications should be received by April 30th, 2011. Applications should
include a letter outlining your research background and agenda, a CV
including information about your education, a list of publications, and
the contact details of 3 academic references.
In order to apply please email these documents to
appl-onotog from demogr.mpg.de
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped
individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck
Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are
underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply.
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