[Coral-List] Fwd: Postdoc: UCaliforniaMerced.CoralReefGenomics
cprada at cima.uprm.edu
Thu Jun 21 08:39:17 EDT 2007
evoldir at evol.biology.mcmaster.ca wrote ..
> Position: Postdoctoral scholar on Coral Reef Genomics. University
> of California, Merced
> Description: The University of California is creating a
> dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced,
> California, which opened in August 2005 as the tenth campus of the
> University of California and the first American research university
> built in the 21st century. The campus is located at the base of the
> Sierra Nevada foothills, near Yosemite and the San Francisco Bay Area.
> A full-time postdoctoral position is available as part of ongoing NSF-
> funded projects to look at the functional genomics of coral symbiosis
> and health in the Caribbean species Montastraea faveolata and
> Acropora palmata. cDNA microarrays as well as several thousand ESTs
> are now available for these two species. Additional EST sequencing is
> being done by DOE?s Joint Genome Institute for these corals and their
> dominant dinoflagellate symbionts. BAC libraries are also available
> for both coral species. Primary research questions will focus on, but
> are not limited to, developmental biology of corals, mechanisms of
> cell communication between host-symbiont, maintenance of symbiosis,
> breakdown of symbiosis (i.e. bleaching), response to disease,
> comparative genomics of syntenic regions. The successful candidate
> will be part of a multidisciplinary research team and a member of the
> Quantitative Systems Biology Group in the School of Natural Sciences.
> Questions regarding the exact duties and responsibilities may be
> addressed to: mmedina at ucmerced.edu. Additional information about the
> School of Natural Sciences and the University of California at Merced
> can be found at http://www.ucmerced.edu.
> Conditions: The position is initially available in
> September 2007 for one year. Continuation is contingent on
> performance and availability of funds. Starting salary $34,000 or
> commensurate with experience according to the UC pay scale. The
> position includes generous benefits. The University of California at
> Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a
> strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among
> its faculty, staff, and students.
> Education: Ph.D. in Genome Biology, Marine Biology,
> Bioinformatics or related fields. Applicants with experience in
> comparative genomics, and/or microarray analysis are especially
> encouraged to apply.
> Instructions: Applicants should submit online a cover
> letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of three or more
> references including telephone numbers and email address http://
> For additional information, please contact Mónica Medina
> mmedina at ucmerced.edu.
> Deadline: Until a suitable candidate is identified.
> Monica Medina
> Assistant Professor and Founding Faculty
> School of Natural Sciences
> University of California, Merced
> P.O. Box 2039
> Merced CA 95344
> tel: 209-228-7863
> fax: 209-228-4053
> mmedina at ucmerced.edu
> Monica Medina <mmedina at ucmerced.edu>
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