Post Doctoral Fellowship (Posted 11Sep2005)
This position is a two year appointment starting approximately December 15, 2005, involving both molecular genetic laboratory and in situ field work on lemur, carnivore, gecko, chameleon, boa, turtle and tortoise populations endemic to the island of Madagascar.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent will perform molecular genetic techniques in the laboratory to generate species-specific microsatellites, multi-locus genotypes and DNA sequence files.
The incumbent should be familiar with current software necessary to analyze molecular genetic data.
The incumbent will assist in the writing of grants and publishable manuscripts.
International travel to Madagascar for field research is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ph.D. in biology or genetics with emphasis in conservation science is required.
Incumbent must show proficiency in molecular genetic techniques and computer skills capable to generate necessary data and to perform genotype and sequence analysis.
Incumbent will be required to travel internationally thus must be eligible to obtain all documentation for international travel from the United States.
Extensive Madagascar field work (4-6 week intervals) is required several times per calendar year.
The ability to speak French is beneficial but not required.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Research in a state of the art Molecular Genetics Laboratory is required at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo’s Grewcock Center for Conservation and Research.
Field research and strenuous physical labor in various weather conditions is required in Madagascar.
Please submit all applications to: www.omahazoo.com
Please submit cover letter, resume, curriculum vitae, summary of research goals, selected reprints, and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
**This position will close on November 1, 2005**
Dr. Edward E. Louis, Jr.: Phone (402) 738-2004; fax (402) 733-0490;
Dr. Rick A. Brenneman: Phone (402) 738-6904; fax (402) 733-0490;