Nos ha llegado información por paleonet de dos trabajos para estudiar Bivalvos en el marco del proyecto del árbol de la vida. Os adjuntamos a continuación la información:
Two postdoctoral positions are available for full-time postdoctoral researchers in the Bivalve Tree-of-Life project -- one at the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) and one at the National Museum of Natural History/Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC). For project information, please see www.bivatol.org. Initial appointment for each term position is made for 12 months, with opportunity for performance-based renewal for one or two additional years. Starting salary is $40,000.
Primary focus of the position will be to investigate aspects of gill (Chicago) and alimentary tract (Washington) morphology across the Bivalvia, using various techniques including anatomical dissections, histology, electron microscopy, 3-D computer-assisted reconstructions, as well as field observations on living animals. In addition, the postdocs will participate in the collections management aspects of the BivAToL project, and will be part of larger group efforts such as field collecting and phylogenetic analyses.
The candidate should have the following proven attributes: PhD in relevant area. Experience in at least some of the mentioned techniques and approaches. Strong interest in comparative and functional morphology of invertebrates. Capacity to work in a team as well as independently. Availability in the near future. Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references via email (pdf) to Rüdiger Bieler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Evaluation of applications will begin June 15 and continue until suitable candidates are found. Earliest starting date will be in July 2009.