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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BRYONET: Post-doctoral Position available: Sphagnum systematics /

population genetics

Post-doctoral position available at Duke University to work on
systematics and population genetics of Sphagnum (peat mosses). Our
project focuses on the section Subsecunda, and includes taxonomy,
molecular systematics, population genetics, and reproductive
biology. Funding is available for a Post-doctoral Associate, for up
to three years. We are looking for a recent Ph.D. with one or more
of the following interests / skills:
v Taxonomy of Sphagnum (or other mosses/liverworts but with an
interest in pursuing work on Sphagnum).
v Laboratory and analytical methods in molecular systematics
v Laboratory and analytical skills in population genetics /
reproductive biology
v Historical biogeography, integrating GIS technology,
phylogenetics, niche modeling, and spatial analysis of genetic data
v Ecology / ecophysiology of Sphagnum with an interest in
integrating ecological and genetic / phylogenetic information

Preference will be given to American applicants but others with
appropriate experience / skills are welcome to apply.
Interested candidates should write to Jon and Blanka Shaw
(,, respectively). Include a brief
statement of your educational and research background and what aspect
of this research interests you, as well as your qualifications for
pursuing those interests. Include a CV and contact information (e-
mails) for 2-3 colleagues / mentors who can provide recommendations.
(Do not have recommendations sent.)
Duke University Biology Department has superb facilities for
taxonomic, molecular, and ecological research. Opportunities for
fieldwork are available as appropriate to the research focus. This
position is available immediately but start dates are negotiable.
Competitive salary and benefits included

Jonathan Shaw
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-7344
FAX: (919) 660-7293

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