Three Postdoctoral Positions in Evolutionary Genetics at Stony Brook

NSF and NIH-supported postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Walt Eanes at Stony Brook University. The first position is to work on the physiological genetics of insect flight metabolism using Drosophila melanogaster as a model (see Eanes et al. 2006. Flux control and excess capacity in the enzymes of glycolysis and their relationship to flight metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103: 19413-19418). The second position (a collaboration with Paul Schmidt at Penn) will study the population and functional genetics of the couch potato gene, diapause and life history variation in D. melanogaster (see Schmidt et al. 2008. An amino acid polymorphism in the couch potato gene forms the basis for climatic adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105:16207-16211.). The third position, in collaboration with the lab of John True, will study the role that the major central metabolic and dopamine pathways play in the mechanism of nutrient or energy-state sensing and life history adaptation in Drosophila.  

All three positions are available this fall, and there is flexibility in start dates. All three have an initial term of two years with the possibility of renewal.

Successful applicants should possess a Ph.D. and could possess skills in any of several areas including Drosophila genetics, molecular evolution, and population, or physiological genetics.  

If interested please contact Walt Eanes, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 or e-mail