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 =93higher=94 eukaryotes, i.e. plants, animals, fungi and slime 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 resolve deep
evolutionary questions, where single gene phylogenies often fail. The
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=92s 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, YO14 6AQ,
phone: (0)190-434381, fax: (0)190-432860
email: slb14 at york.ac.uk.