The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is offering a unique opportunity for original postdoctoral or sabbatical research on the systematics of microscopic invertebrates with priority for the study of rotifers. The project must be based at the Academy, although fieldwork and visits to other museum collections are encouraged, and the scope should be narrow enough to permit completion during a period of up to twelve months.
The rotifer collection of the Academy is now the largest and most important of its kind in the western hemisphere, and has international significance (rotifer.ansp.org/rotifer.php). This collection was started during the 1930s and early 1940s by F. J. Myers, probably the most productive American rotifer taxonomist.
The following materials are required:
- curriculum vitae,
- statement of research interests,
- a 3-5 page description of the project (including salary request, research project costs, and a timeline);
- the names and contact information of three references.
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