A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Lau Lab in the Department of Biology at Indiana University (https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/lau-jennifer.html).
We are seeking applicants interested in community ecology or evolutionary ecology to lead projects investigating the evolution of the legume-rhizobium mutualism, the role of microbes in plant adaptation to global change, and/or how species and genetic diversity influence restoration success through both ecological and evolutionary processes. Because the position is funded in part through new faculty start-up, there is flexibility in the post-doc's choice of project and in the design of future experiments. As a result, we welcome applications from creative and ambitious individuals interested in bringing their own personal expertise and ideas to these projects.
The Department of Biology has a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and excellent facilities for conducting plant ecology and evolution research (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/). Postdocs will have ample opportunity to interact and collaborate with other labs and with the Environmental Resilience Institute (https://eri.iu.edu/).
A Ph.D. in ecology or evolution or a related field is required.
For full consideration, applicants must have a passion for field and greenhouse work, strong writing skills, statistical expertise, and a history of performing strong, creative, question-based science.
Department Contact for Questions:
Please contact Dr. Jennifer Lau (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the position in advance.
Please contact Jeremy Bennett (email@example.com) for all other inquiries.
OAA #: 21907-04
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 8131
About Indiana University
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