Postdoctoral Research Assistant at University of Oxford
Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral position on a NERC-funded project, Genomic basis of adaptation and speciation in Senecio, led by Dr Dmitry Filatov, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. This project is devoted to a genome-wide analysis of molecular bases of speciation and adaptation in plant genus Senecio. In collaboration with Professor Hiscock’s laboratory in Bristol (UK) we will conduct functional and evolutionary genetic analyses of coding and regulatory regions in Senecio genome in order to study their evolution during adaptation to contrasting environments of high and low altitudes. The research will involve high throughput DNA pyrosequencing from three Senecio species and population genetic and evolutionary genomic analyses of these sequences.
Further particulars of the post are available at www.plants.ox.ac.uk/. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin on 1 February 2010 or soon thereafter and should hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
For more details of the Filatov laboratory see: dps.plants.ox.ac.uk/plants/staff/DmitryFilatov.aspx.
Applications, including application form, full curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of two referees, and clearly quoting reference AP09014 should be sent to the Departmental Administrator, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB or by email to recruit [at] plants.ox.ac [.] uk. The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 19 November 2009.