Postdoctoral research position on the evolution of repetitive DNA in a group of non-photosynthetic flowering plants

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I am looking for a postdoc (2 yrs, possibly 3 yrs) interested in the

evolution of repetitive DNA. We are applying 454 pyrosequencing to

characterize repetitive DNA in a group of non-photosynthetic flowering

plants that show contrasting genome dynamics. We will test the

hypothesis

that this is mainly due to their repetitive DNA fractions by comparing

seven species of known relationship and genome characteristics. The

primary novelty of this project is the broad comparative context,

which

will allow assessing evolutionary trends. Three full plates of 454

data

are in hand, and data analysis can begin now.

 

Other ongoing research topics in our group can be found at

http://www.sysbot.biologie.uni-muenchen.de/en/people/renner/. The

postdoc

will we employed according to German TVL 13 and will be part of Munich

University?s large and active community of evolutionary biologists.

 

Experience with the analysis of repetitive DNA, good work ethics,

and the

ability to think creatively and critically are desired.

 

The closing date for applications is June 30, 2010, or when the

position

is filled. Please send your application, together with a full CV,

copies of recent-most educational certificates, and the names of two

referees to Susanne Renner (renner@lrz.uni-muenchen.de).

 

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