Hello, everyone, here is the official ad. We are hiring!
Available postdoctoral fellowships on social evolution and symbiosis at Washington University in St. Louis.
One or more postdoctoral positions for 2-3 years are available for work on several aspects of the evolution of cooperation and conflict.
1. Experimental evolution of microbes, especially in population structures relevant to “higher” organisms (Queller et al. 2013 Biology Letters doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0636; Kuzdzal-Fick et al. 2011. Science 334: 1548-1551)
2. Testing the kinship theory of genomic imprinting in social insects using RNAseq (Queller 2003 BMC Evolutionary Biology 3:15).
3. The farming and defensive symbioses of Dictyostelium discoideum amoebas and bacteria (Brock et al. 2011 Nature 469:393-396; Brock et al 2013 Nature Communications 4:2385; Stallforth et al. 2013PNAS 110:14528-14533)
David Queller and Joan Strassmann lead a friendly and interactive team of highly motivated, creative, and smart investigators. We are seeking energetic postdocs with strong backgrounds in evolutionary biology, social behavior, microbial evolution, genomics, or molecular biology, as appropriate. Check out our website, (http://strassmannandquellerlab.wordpress.com/) for more information on our lab, or Strassmann’s blog (https://sociobiology.wordpress.com). If you are interested in joining our group, please send an email David Queller (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a single file including CV, statement of research interests, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Please specify which of the three research areas appeals to you. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding is from the John Templeton Foundation. We will begin reviewing applications by 15 November 2013 and will continue to accept them until the positions are filled. Postdocs may start immediately but date is negotiable.