The Zufall Lab at the University of Houston is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area
of Evolutionary Genetics to create and study mutation accumulation lines in the ciliate Tetrahymena
thermophila.  These lines will form the basis of an NIH funded collaboration with the Azevedo
(University of Houston) and Cartwright labs (Arizona State University), which will take advantage of
the unusual nuclear architecture of ciliates to study the rate, types, and fitness effects of
spontaneous mutation.

As part of this project, the postdoc is expected to be able to: develop and culture T. thermophila
mutation accumulation lines, conduct genetic analyses and fitness assays on these lines, and
interpret data using computational and statistical analyses in collaboration with the Azevedo and
Cartwright labs. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Evolution or Genetics. Experience with
microbial eukaryotes is desirable and skill in computational and statistical analysis is preferred.

Information about the labs involved can be found here:,, and

Applications can be made at (Posting Number: S001408) and must include a cover letter,
detailed CV, and names of 3 references. The initial closing date is July 15, 2013, but applications will
continue to be accepted and considered until the job is filled/closed.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women,
veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Becky Zufall at [log in to unmask] for more information.

**I will be at the FASEB meeting and available to talk about this more there.**