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March 11, 2014

United States

Florida—Job— Evolutionary Biology and Genomics of Crabs, Lobsters and Shrimp


The Bracken-Grissom Lab within the Department of Biology and Marine Sciences Program at Florida International University is looking for a one-year postdoctoral fellow with an interest in the biology and genomics of crabs, lobsters and shrimp.


The Bracken-Grissom Lab is fundamentally interested in the evolution of marine invertebrates with an emphasis on decapod crustaceans.  Present research combines molecular, morphological and fossil evidence to gain insights into evolutionary relationships (phylogeny), biogeography, biodiversity, ecology, origins and diversification of crabs, lobsters and shrimp.  The successful applicant will be involved in multiple projects that include large-scale phylogenetic genetic studies of decapod crustaceans, and the evolution of bioluminescence using RNAseq data.  Experience with wet-lab molecular techniques, large data matrices, phylogenetics/population genetic software, next generation sequencing methods (for example, phylogenomics, transcriptomics, RADseq), and bioinformatics is required.  The successful candidate must have completed her/his doctoral degree.  Occasional physically demanding fieldwork may be required.  Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students will be part of the job.  Experience with decapod crustaceans will be considered a plus.


Applications must submit the following information in one PDF file:


•  A cover letter briefly outlining your qualifications for the position

Curriculum vitae (CV)

• A list of your published research and your research interests

• Contact information of three references, preferably including your doctoral advisor and/or postdoctoral advisor (if relevant)


Send your information to Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom at, with reference to Job Opening ID-507343.


Deadline: April 1, 2014. The position may be filled as early as May 1, 2014, with a flexible start date.  A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.  The position will be based at the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University.


Information: Heather Bracken-Grissom, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University-Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 Street, MSB-353, North Miami, Florida 33181, USA (phone 1-305-919-4190,


Source: Crust-L, an email-based mailing list for crustacean scientists.  Subject: [CRUST-L:8627] Postdoc: Evolutionary Biology/Genomics Florida International University.  From: Heather Bracken-Grissom.  March 10, 2014.

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