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New postdoctoral position in revisionary insect systematics

We are excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new postdoc into our lab. This is ASU job # 10742; please contact me (details below) if you are interested in applying.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Revisionary Insect Systematics
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

A postdoctoral position in revisionary insect systematics is available in the Franz Lab (http://taxonbytes.org/), School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. We seek a candidate with an exceptional record of training and achievement in morphology-based taxonomic revisions of insects and a motivation to integrate their research with developing biodiversity informatics concepts and tools. The taxonomic specialization within insects is open and subject to coordination; however a training background including weevils (Curculionoidea) or other beetle lineages (Coleoptera), or motivation to transition to such taxa, is preferred. The Franz Lab is involved in several biodiversity informatics initiatives (http://taxonbytes.org/informatics/); therefore the creative integration of revisionary research products with these and others initiatives is desired. Excellent leadership, communication and student mentoring skills are also sought. The preferred starting date is October 1st to December 1st, 2014, and funds are available for up to three years pending suitable progress. The position includes standard ASU benefits for postdoctoral researchers.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing their interests and relevant experience, a Curriculum Vitae, and contact information of at least three references to: Dr. Nico Franz, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4501. E-mail: nico.franz@asu.edu (e-mail applications preferred). Informal inquiries via e-mail are strongly encouraged. The initial closing date for receipt of applications is July 1st, 2014; applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply (https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). For additional information on the School of Life Sciences, please visit http://sols.asu.edu

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