Monday, February 20, 2012

Multiple research positions: Craig Moritz lab @ ANU

Several positions (two 5yr Postdocs, one Lab manager, one 4 yr PhD scholarship) are available in a new lab being established by Craig Moritz at the Australian National University ( The project, supported by the Australian Research Council, aims to develop and apply novel approaches to prediction and disco...very of biodiversity hotspots, with emphasis on the poorly known vertebrate (especially reptile) diversity of the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia. The overall project will integrate environmental modeling over space and time with use of next-gen sequencing, coalescent analyses and phenotype to provide robust estimates of lineage and phylogenetic endemism and to improve understanding of biodiversity dynamics in response to past climate change. The appointees will benefit from interactions across multiple labs in the Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics of the Research School of Biology ( as well as geographically adjacent groups in CSIRO.

All positions are available from July 1, 2012. Details of positions and instructions for applying can be found as follows:

Postdoctoral Associates (spatial modeling and genomics):

Laboratory Manager (Research Officer 6):

Graduate (PhD) scholarship:
PhD scholarship in Evolutionary Biogeography (4 years @ AUD27,222, commencing July 1, 2012).
A 4 year PhD scholarship, funded by the Australian Research Council, is available in the Moritz Lab of the Division of Ecology, Evolution and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Australian National University ( The student will undertake comparative phylogeographic and phenotypic analyses of lizards from the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia to investigate biogeographic and speciation processes underlying the high diversity of this, as yet underexplored region. There is considerable scope for independent development of the project. The appointee should have a strong background in evolutionary biology and/or molecular ecology and enthusiasm for both field and molecular analyses. Prior research and or field experience is an advantage, but is not required. The position is open to both Australian and International applicants. For further details or to send applications, please contact Craig Moritz ( Review of applications will commence on March 18, 2012.

Applications close on March 18th, 2012. Please direct enquiries to Craig Moritz at

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