domingo, 27 de julio de 2008

Postdoc opportunity at Purdue University

A postdoc position in evolutionary genetics is available at Purdue University. Strong molecular and/or bioinformatic skills are essential, as this salamander project will likely involve empirical assays of alternative mRNA splicing and/or transcriptome analyses via Roche 454 sequencing. For more information, contact Andrew DeWoody at Purdue University or see
The cost of living in West Lafayette is low, and we are only an hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. Motivated applicants should submit (as PDFs) a short letter of interest, a curriculum vitae,
relevant reprints, and contact information for three references.

For more about our research on salamander parentage and MHC biology, see:

Bos D.H. & DeWoody J.A. (2005) Molecular characterization of major histocompatibility complex class II alleles in wild tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). Immunogenetics 57, 775-781.

Gopurenko D., Williams R.N., McCormick C. & DeWoody J.A. (2006) Insights into the aggregate breeding biology of the tiger salamander (Ambystoma t. tigrinum) as revealed by genetic parentage analyses. Molecular Ecology 15:1917-1928.

Gopurenko D., Williams R.N. & DeWoody J.A. (2007) Reproductive and mating success in the small-mouthed salamander (Ambystoma texanum) estimated via microsatellite parentage analysis. Evolutionary Biology 34:130-139.

Bos D.H., Turner S.M. & DeWoody J.A. (2007) Haplotype inference from diploid sequence data: evaluating the performance of Bayesian methods using non-neutral MHC sequences. Hereditas 144:228-234.

Bos D.H., Gopurenko D., Williams R.N. & DeWoody J.A. (2008) Inferring population history and demography using microsatellites, mitochondrial DNA, and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. Evolution 62:1458-1468.

Bulut, Z., McCormick C.R., Bos D.H. & DeWoody J.A. (2008) Polymorphism for alternative splicing of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) transcripts in wild tiger salamanders. Journal of Molecular Evolution (in press) DOI 10.1007/s00239-008-9125-1.

Williams R.N., Bos D.H., Gopurenko D. & DeWoody J.A. (2008) Inbreeding and amphibian malformations. Biology Letters (in press) DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0233.