Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
University of Idaho
Division/College: College of Science
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $55,429 annually
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the NSF-EPSCoR GEM3 program (www.idahogem3.org/) aimed at understanding how genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity affect species responses to environmental change, focusing on two taxa: redband trout and sagebrush. These taxa are integral to ecosystems in the American West and central to land-use management decisions that drive the regional economy. The selected candidate will combine genomic data and modeling to understand the genetic and plastic basis of phenotypic traits in these taxa and their role in adaptive capacity and population responses to changing environmental conditions.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Ph.D. in biological sciences, mathematical biology, or a related discipline, at time of appointment. Experience with population genetics, quantitative genetics, ecological or conservation genomics, and/or bioinformatics demonstrated by publications in the field Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with mathematical modeling, computational biology, and/or computer programing is desirable. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: SP002735P
Posting Date: 03/08/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Applications received by March 30, 2021 will receive first consideration.
Please complete a letter of qualification that outlines how you meet each of the required qualifications and any applicable preferred qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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