A postdoc position is available to work on the genetic and evolutionary aspects of nuclear-mitochondrial interactions in the laboratory of David Rand and Brown University. The goals of this NIH funded project are to study the epistatic interactions among nuclear and mitochondrial genotypes that modulate fitness, physiological and biochemical traits in Drosophila. Mitochondrial genotypes from different strains and species of the melanogaster subgroup are placed on various nuclear chromosomal genetic backgrounds to dissect the genetic basis of life history traits. The project involves quantitative genetic analyses of Drosophila strains, genetic mapping experiments, genomic and transcriptomic analyses and inferences from population genetics, development, and evolution.
Applicants must have completed their PhD before starting the position, and have a strong record of accomplishment from their dissertation work. Applicants should have some combination of experience with Drosophila genetics, quantitative genetics, biochemical assays, computational analysis, and an interest in evolution or genetics. The appointment is open for up to 3 years, and successful candidates will receive guidance in the preparation of an NIH NRSA Fellowship to pursue related projects.
The position is available now and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply please submit 1) a CV, 2) a short statement of research interests and experience, including a paragraph on how your previous experience makes you well qualified for this position, and 3) contact information for three references.
Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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