The Maslo and Pinsky Labs in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University are inviting applications for a post-doctoral researcher to join a United States Fish and Wildlife Service funded project investigating the genomic mechanisms contributing to observed differences in population-level impacts of North American bat species affected by white-nose syndrome. Our research strategy combines innovative genomic approaches with demographic models to understand the influence of genetic architecture on extinction vulnerability. The position involves lab-based genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, and mathematical modeling.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to multiple publications, with roles as both lead and co-author; interact with state and federal wildlife agencies and other bat conservation stakeholders; provide technical support to graduate and undergraduate students, and perform other activities that will advance career development.
The preferred start date will be January 2020. This grant-funded position is for one year, with the ability to extend for an additional year contingent upon available funding and performance. The position includes a competitive salary and health insurance.
Posting will remain open until filled, and screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2019.
Minimum Education and Experience:
We encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed their Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, or related field with strong skills in genomics and bioinformatics. Experience with demographic modeling is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven capacity to publish in peer-reviewed journals are also strongly preferred. The successful candidate will receive training in professional development, research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and interaction with regulatory agencies.
Posting Number: 19FA2189
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 101874
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