[Jobs] Post-Doctoral Fellow: Evolution of Resistance to Chytridiomycosis in Amphibians Seoul National University, Korea
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Post-Doctoral Fellow: Evolution of Resistance to Chytridiomycosis in
Seoul National University, Korea
We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work on a three-year
project on "Responding to the Amphibian Disease Crisis: Mapping Spread of
a Pathogenic Fungus and its Immunological Effects on Infected Populations"
funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea and the Seoul National
University Brain Fusion Program.
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct research on how chytrid fungus
affects Asian amphibian populations. The research will track the spread
of the pathogen to naive populations and examine selection for
evolutionary responses in MHC genes that may confer immunity on infected
individuals. The amphibian chytrid fungus only recently was discovered
infecting frogs in Korea, its first documented appearance in mainland
Asia. This provides a good platform for addressing basic and applied
questions in disease ecology and conservation biology.
The project involves collaboration between the College of Veterinary
Medicine and the School of Biological Sciences at Seoul National
University. The successful candidate will have ample opportunities to
interact with Korean colleagues and with our international
collaborators in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Experience in molecular biology with a strong interest in evolution is
desirable. Research will be conducted in well-equipped, modern laboratory
Seoul National University is one of the leading universities in Asia and
ranks 24th internationally in Life Sciences & Biomedicine (Times Higher
Education, 2009). The campus is set in a mountain reserve on the
outskirts of Seoul and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor
activities as well as the full range of cultural activities of an exciting
highly urbanized city. Subsidized housing and meals are available on
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, names of three referees,
university transcripts, and a brief statement of research interests and
goals. Submissions by email are encouraged.
For more information, please contact Prof Bruce Waldman, email:
waldman at snu.ac.kr; telephone +1 512 782 9905 (USA) or +82 10 8686 2121
(Korea); FAX +1 425 871 2891.
School of Biological Sciences
Seoul National University
599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Bruce Waldman <waldman at snu.ac.kr>
On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Karen R. Lips <klips at umd.edu> wrote:
> IRCEB Group-
> The GAO just released a report on their study of Live Animal Imports (see
> attached & links below) and its link to disease. It relates to our
> discussion of the DOW petition to USFWS to consider Bd-infected amphibians
> as injurious wildlife.
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> November 8, 2010
> The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released the following
> reports, testimony, and correspondence:
> LETTER REPORT
> Live Animal Imports: Agencies Need Better Collaboration to Reduce the Risk
> of Animal-Related Diseases, GAO-11-9, November 8
> Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d119high.pdf
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