From: Tim King <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 05:50:45 -0700
The National Biological Service's Leetown Science Center (located
in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia) has a post-doc (or
equivalent) position available in the Population Genetics Group
of the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL). The incumbent would
assist in developing and screening microsatellite markers to be
applied to ongoing Genetic Stock Identification and phylogenetic
studies of Atlantic salmon, Atlantic sturgeon, quahog (Mercenaria
mercenaria), and various freshwater mussel species.
The incumbent should possess knowledge of advanced molecular
genetic techniques and have a working knowledge of the
fundamental and current population genetics and phylogenetics
literature. The applicant should possess a Ph.D. or a M.S.
degree with at least two years applied research experience in a
molecular biology laboratory. The position, with benefits, pays
$26,400. Benefits include full health insurance and paid
holidays (10), vacation days (10), a personal leave day, and sick
leave. The targeted start date is October 1, 1996. The duration
of employment is to be no less than 12 months.
AEL is equipped with everything needed to clone, sequence,
screen, and statistically analyze microsatellite markers. AEL's
genetics component presently employs a geneticist and three
technicians. AEL is equipped with an automated seqeuncing and
fragment analysis system, a PhastSystem electrophoretic work
station, manual sequencing units, three thermal cycling blocks
(including one with a temperature grandient), a gel documentation
and analysis system, Pentium-driven PCs, and Internet access via
a T1 line to DOI-NET.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Tim
King immediately. If you know of someone else who might be
interest, please forward this message. Thank you.
Tim King, PhD
Aquatic Ecology Lab
NBS-Leetown Science Center
1700 Leetown Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430
Phone: (304) 725-8461, ext. 381 or 665
Facsimile: (304) 725-7061