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UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO Postdoctoral Fellow

A07/149

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

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Te Whare Wananga o Otago

Dunedin, New Zealand

Postdoctoral Fellow

Evolutionary Biology of Parasites

(Fixed-term)

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
[email protected]

Reference Number: A07/149.               Closing Date: Friday 30 November
2007.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

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

Dunedin  9054

New Zealand

Courier: 340 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

phone    +64 3 479-7983

fax      +64 3 479-7584

VISIT OUR PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP’S WEBSITE:

http://www.otago.ac.nz/parasitegroup/home.html

devon.keeney[email protected]

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