[Coral-List] postdoc in phylogeography of reef organisms

Gustav Paulay paulay at flmnh.ufl.edu
Sun Dec 31 16:39:23 EST 2006


We seek two broadly-trained and enthusiastic researchers to join our collaborative study of the phylogeographic history and patterns of diversification in a variety of marine and terrestrial taxa that occur across the southwestern Indian Ocean biodiversity hotspot region (i.e. Madagascar, Mascarenes, Comoros, Seychelles).

The two postdoctoral positions are funded by ANR for 2.5 yr in the labs of H. Bruggemann and D. Strasberg at the University of Reunion, however the successful applicants will also work closely with collaborators elsewhere in France (M.L. Cariou at CNRS Gif s/Yvette, E. Paradis at IRD Montpellier, S. Planes at University of Perpignan, and C. Thébaud at University of Toulouse), the UK (B. Emerson at Univ. East Anglia), and the USA (G. Paulay, Florida NH Museum). The targeted starting date is May, 1st 2007.

Candidates must be experienced in DNA sequencing and phylogenetic/phylogeographical analyses, preferably with additional experience in comparative phylogenetics and/or approaches using phylogenies to test macro-evolutionary models. They must have the capacity and willingness to conduct field work at remote sites. Candidates with experience in a wide variety of sampling methods, specimen preparation and taxonomy of marine invertebrates, insects, land snails, and/or plants will be favoured. The choice of taxa to be studied will be governed by available resources and systematics support and will be decided at a meeting early 2007, but we expect one of the researchers to deal with marine organisms, and the other with terrestrial ones. The marine candidate also needs to be comfortable in the water, ideally a qualified and experienced SCUBA diver. 

Informal inquiries as well as applications (including a letter detailing your experience, a full CV, pdfs of your most significant publications, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least two references who know your work and abilities) should be emailed to Pr. Henrich Bruggemann (henrich.bruggemann at univ-reunion.fr) or Pr. Dominique Strasberg (dominique.strasberg at univ-reunion.fr). 

Gustav Paulay
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville FL 32611-7800 USA
Email: paulay at flmnh.ufl.edu
Phone: 1 (352) 392-1721 x476
FAX: 1 (352) 846-0287

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