MOLECULAR BARCODING AND SOIL NEMATODE DIVERSITY
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE IN EDINBURGH FROM JANUARY 1999
Nematode Genetics Lab,
Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh,
A three year, NERC-funded post is available for a postdoctoral research
assistant to work on molecular analysis of soil nematode diversity. The
project is part of a major initiative linking biodiversity with soil
A postdoctoral research fellow is required to work on a project
investigating nematode diversity in upland UK soils. The project is part of
a larger program funded by NERC examining the roles of biodiversity in soil
ecosystem process and productivity. Other components of the program focus
on soil bacteria, protozoa, earthworms and microarthropods, as well as
fungal and plant components (see
http://mwnta.nmw.ac.uk/soilbio/index.html). The nematode component, based
at ICAPB in the University of Edinburgh, will initially focus on devising
and proving methods for the molecular identification ("molecular
barcoding") of soil nematodes. Later in the project these methods will be
applied to ongoing surveys of soil nematodes from experiments at the NERC
Soil Biodiversity site, with particular emphasis on phylogenetic diversity
and overall population structure.
We are seeking candidates with experience in DNA sequencing and sequence
analysis, and with an interest in applying this technology to biodiversity
studies. Proficiency in neamtode identification and database management
would be an advantage. We would also welcome applications from candidates
from a non-molecular ecology/nematology/biodiversity background who had
some knowledge of molecular techniques.
ICAPB is a multidisciplinary institute with active research groups in a
wide range of molecular, population genetics, evolutionary, immunological
and parasitological areas (see http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/icapb/icapb.html
for more details).
Starting salary will be from =A315735-=A317570 pa.
Please contact Mark Blaxter (+44 131 650 6760, email mark.blaxter at ed.ac.uk,
fax 0131 650 5450) for more information. The background to the project is
on the world wide web at http://www.ed.ac.uk/~mbx/syrup/syrup.html.
Dr. Mark Blaxter email Mark.Blaxter at ed.ac.uk
Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology
Ashworth laboratories, Room 311
King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh,
West Mains Road, EDINBURGH EH9 3JT, UK
phone: (+44) 131 650 6760 Fax :...650 5450
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