Amherst College invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratory of Professor Michael E. Hood. Research will address the evolutionary genomic of chromosomes determining reproductive compatibility and consequences of recombination suppression. This research project will involve collaboration and work with participating laboratories. More information can be found at https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/mhood. This is a full-time, two-year appointment. We seek candidates who appreciate work in an environment that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, 24 percent of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients, 45 percent identify as domestic students of color, and 10 percent are international students.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, genetics or related field and have research experience and/or interests in the evolution of reproductive systems (particularly involving self-incompatibility systems), genome sequence analysis, chromosome dynamics and structural evolution and evolutionary genetics.
Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/48016 a CV, a cover letter describing their qualifications, and the names and contact information for three confidential references. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!
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Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.