UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
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Te Whare Wananga o Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Evolutionary Biology of Parasites
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology. This position is funded
by a grant from the Marsden Fund to Professor Robert Poulin and Dr Devon
Keeney, and is available for three years.
The appointee will have expertise in molecular ecology, particularly with
microsatellite markers; experience in experimental parasitology would be an
important asset but is not essential.
Our research programme aims to investigate the key factors influencing the
evolution of host specificity in parasites. More specifically, the research
will examine how plasticity in phenotype (morphology and behaviour) and
genetic variation affect the ability of parasites to exploit novel hosts.
Using a native New Zealand marine trematode (parasitic flatworm) species
that infects coastal crustaceans as an experimental model, this work will
combine experimental parasitology and genetic analyses to break new ground
in our understanding of the factors influencing the ecology of resource
utilization and the evolution of parasitic diseases.
Applicants must have completed a PhD and have previous scientific
publications in a relevant field. We wish to fill this position by February
2008 or soon thereafter.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Robert Poulin, Department of
Zoology, Tel 03 479 7983, Fax 03 479 7584, Email
Reference Number: A07/149. Closing Date: Friday 30 November
With each application you must include an application form, an EEO
Information Statement, a covering letter, contact details for three referees
and one copy of your full curriculum vitae. For an application form, EEO
Information Statement and a full job description go to: www.otago.ac.nz/jobs
Alternatively, contact the Human Resources Division, Tel 03 479 8269, Fax 03
479 8279, Email [email protected]
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa
whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.
Prof. Robert Poulin, FRSNZ
Department of Zoology
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
Courier: 340 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
phone +64 3 479-7983
fax +64 3 479-7584
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