A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Holder in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS).
The research will focus on theoretical and computational issues in systematics (particularly phylogenetics). The position is available for two years. At least one year will be devoted to developing software for inferring phylogenetic trees from unaligned sequences (simultaneous alignment and tree inference). Research topics for the other year of work could include topics initiated by the candidate, or current research projects in the Holder lab -- these include the improvement of context-dependent model of protein-coding sequence evolution, and the development of robust methods of Bayesian phylogenetic analyses. Candidates will be expected to have completed a PhD in Biology, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field. Preferably the candidate will exhibit competence in at least one programming language (C, C++, python, Java, or Perl are preferred). The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated, have a strong background in phylogenetics, and have experience implementing statistical inference techniques in software.
Responsibilities and percent of time: 80% Experimental research 20% Publication of results
The University of Kansas is an EO/AA Employer.
Based on experience of the candidate, but not less than $40,000 per year.
Unclassified staff benefits as determined by the State of Kansas.
May 01, 2008
To apply, please go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position #00206565. The information that you will be asked to provide will include:
This postition has been announced on evoldir.
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Throughout the Spring of 2007, this site contained information about a one-year postdoctoral position in the Holder lab. That position was announced on evoldir on Feb 23, 2007. That position has been closed.