We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join an investigation of the pleiotropic effects of the rover/sitter foraging gene on the life history and mating behaviour of Drosophila melanogaster. A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, evolutionary genetics, behaviour genetics or a related field. Expertise in manipulation of Drosophila is beneficial but not essential. Duration of appointment is two years, with the second year contingent upon performance during first year.
This is a joint project that would involve research in the labs of Profs. Locke Rowe and Marla Sokolowski, within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto.
Toronto is a vibrant, multicultural city on the shore of Lake Ontario, with rich cultural options in the arts, music and film, ethnic cuisine, and a high quality of life. The EEB department is home to an interactive, collegial group of ecologists, geneticists, and evolutionary biologists, and currently supports a strong group of Post-Doctoral Fellows with diverse research interests.
To apply, please submit by email a CV, a statement of past and current research interests (no more than one page), and the names and contact information for two references to Penelope Gorton (email@example.com). Deadline for applying is March 30, 2009.
For further information about our research programs, please visit our websites and the departmental website:
Locke Rowe, 416-978-1486, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marla Sokolowski, 905-828-5326, email@example.com