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
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,
will allow assessing evolutionary trends. Three full plates of 454
are in hand, and data analysis can begin now.
Other ongoing research topics in our group can be found at
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,
ability to think creatively and critically are desired.
The closing date for applications is June 30, 2010, or when the
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 (email@example.com).