- Phylogenetic Analysis -
Biological Science Support Specialist
The Laboratory of Molecular Systematics (LMS) of the National
Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, seeks a highly
motivated individual to provide support for phylogenetic analysis. The
position is under the supervision of Dr. David L. Swofford and will include
the following responsibilities:
* Computer support and technical assistance in phylogenetic and
molecular sequence analysis for other LMS and NMNH scientists.
* Participation in all phases of the design, documentation,
dissemination, and technical support of computer software for phylogenetic
analysis developed at the LMS (primarily PAUP*).
* Assists with the operation and maintenance of LMS computing facilities.
The position requires a masters or Ph.D degree. The successful applicant
will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methods of
phylogenetic analysis (both parsimony and model-based approaches) plus
strong oral and written communication skills. Basic familiarity with the
Macintosh, DOS/Windows, and Unix operating systems is required, with strong
skills in at least two of these.
Starting salary range $38,330 - 45,939. For more information about the
position, contact Dr. Matthew Kane at (301) 238-3444, ext. 108; email
kane at onyx.si.edu; for application information, call our 24-hour automated
request center (202) 287-3102, press 9, and request Vacancy Announcement No.
97MW-1147 and a full application package. Applications must be postmarked
by November 12. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Dr. Matthew D. Kane
Laboratory of Molecular Systematics
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746
Telephone: (301) 238-3444 EX. 108
Fax: (301) 238-3059
email:kane at onyx.si.edu