Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-SHAW_PD [#14368]
Position Title: Plant Systematics Postdoc Shaw Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Plant Biology
Evolutionary Genomics and Speciation
Appl Deadline:2019/11/15 (posted 2019/08/28)
Position Description:    

We seek a postdoctoral associate for work on comparative genomics, population genetics, and systematics of the moss genus Sphagnum (peat mosses). The project focuses on a subgenus of Sphagnum and includes work on the phylogeny, biogeography, and taxonomy of approximately 20 species. We are looking for someone with experience using molecular data to resolve evolutionary and phylogenetic questions, ideally with training in bryophyte systematics. An interest in conducting taxonomic research is a plus. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in botany or related fields and evidence of strong research productivity.

The postdoc will be responsible for: 1) conducting laboratory work including DNA extraction and preparation of samples for sequencing, 2) phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of molecular data, and 3) preparation of results for publication. Opportunities for field work exist. Depending on the associate’s interests, completion of a taxonomic revision of some subset of the group would be encouraged.

Opportunities will be also available for the postdoc to establish their own side projects related to the overall goals of the larger project, as well as to collaborate on comparative analyses of whole genome data also being generated for the project. The postdoc will also assist the lead PI (Jon Shaw) in overseeing the project and helping to train graduate students and undergraduates. A copy of original proposal describing the project can be obtained by emailing Jon Shaw (shaw@duke.edu).

Salary and benefits are commensurate with Duke University standards for postdoctoral associates.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three people who can serve as references. Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.com. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position is expected to begin January 1, 2020, but the start date is somewhat flexible and the position could start earlier or somewhat later; the hiring schedule can be modified for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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Box 90338
Biology Department
Duke University
Durham NC 27708

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