The Department of Molecular Genetics and Evolution will be hiring ten research positions
in the next few years.
We have begun a new Max-Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, to be located in Jena, Germany. Four
directors (Baldwin, Bolland, Gershenzon, and Mitchell-Olds) will collaborate on chemical, molecular,
ecological, and evolutionary approaches to plant-insect interactions. The central focus of the institute
will be the functional and molecular basis of evolutionary forces shaping chemical interactions among
The Department of Molecular Genetics and Evolution seeks ten postdocs and scientists. Scientists are
equivalent to Assistant Professors, with five year, non-renewable contracts. All researchers have access
to state-of-the-art equipment and generous budgets for supplies and travel. Expertise in organic
chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular ecology is available in adjacent laboratories within the institute.
Temporary laboratory facilities are located at the University of Montana and several collaborating labs in
the USA and Europe. New laboratory facilities will open in Jena, Germany in 1997. Ultimately, the
institute will consist of about 100 scientists and 30 support staff. English is the daily language within
Research in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Evolution is focused on two overlapping areas: 1)
functional studies of molecular genetics of insect resistance, and 2) evolutionary genetics of insect
resistance. We seek motivated researchers with empirical and conceptual expertise in areas such as QTL
mapping, molecular evolution, DNA sequence molecular population genetics, or Arabidopsis molecular
genetics. Several positions are available immediately. Other positions will begin in Jena in 1997.
Please send CV and a description of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of
recommendation sent to:
Dept of Biological Sciences
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
tmo at selway.umt.edu