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Ph.D. Student: Evolutionary developmental genetics of inflorescence architecture in Dogwoods – North Carolina State University

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We are looking for a Ph.D. student to participate in a NSF-funded project investigating the genetic bases of inflorescence evolution in the dogwood family. The student will be working with a multidisciplinary team of three faculty members in the Department of Plant Biology and Department of Genetics at NCSU.

Background and training in plant genetics, evolutionary development or molecular systematics is required. A MS degree and experiences in working with flowering plants in the interface of the three areas are preferred. Experimental skills in plant genetic transformation, RNA in-situ hybridization, RT-PCR or qRT-PCR, and phylogenetics are desired. English skills in writing, speaking, and reading are expected.

The student will be supported by a combination of research funding and teaching assistantship. Women and other minority categories are encouraged to apply. Please send application by e-mail attachment to jenny_xiang@ncsu.edu including a letter outlining your suitability for the position, a detailed CV, and contact details of 3 referees. The position is available in the Spring 2011. [Posted 21 September 2010]

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