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Research Associate-Fixed Term
Research Associate-Fixed Term
The Fitzpatrick Lab (www.swfitz.com) at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University is seeking to fill a postdoctoral research associate position to assist with a recently funded project through NSF’s ‘Bridging ecology and evolution’ track. The research aims to test how variation in recent evolutionary history predicts stress tolerance, adaptive potential, and population dynamics, and to determine the genomic mechanisms underlying those processes. The primary responsibilities associated with this position will be to coordinate a large-scale mesocosm experiment using eastern mosquitofish (i.e., lead data collection, management, and analysis), mentor post-baccalaureate interns, contribute to broader impact and outreach activities, and write/contribute to manuscripts.
The position will be largely based at Archbold Biological Station (ABS) in central Florida, but travel funds will be included for several visits to W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) per year. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with vibrant intellectual communities at ABS, KBS, MSU’s Departments of Integrative Biology, and with members of MSU’s Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB) program. The Fitzpatrick Lab is committed to postdoctoral research career development, providing postdocs with opportunities to gain experience in mentoring, teaching, and other professional skills.
The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance. Start date is as soon as possible, with some flexibility. Salary is $50,000 USD plus benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Ecology, Evolution, Wildlife Biology, Co
- Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology or a related field
- Demonstrated expertise in demographic and/or genomic data collection and analysis
- Ability to work independently and under limited supervision as well as collaboratively
- Excellent writing ability and communication skills
Applicants should have some combination of the following skills: (1) expertise in the analysis of capture-mark-recapture data, (2) statistical modeling experience, (3) bioinformatic expertise, (4) experience working with live vertebrates (ideally fish) in lab or field settings, (4) database management, (5) experience mentoring undergraduate students.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter describing research interests and motivation, including a discussion of how your skills are aligned with the needs of the project described above
Names and contact information for three references
1-2 published papers or manuscripts in preparation
Review of Applications Begins On
Updated June 2019
A postdoctoral position is available in the Litchman and Klausmeier Labs at Michigan State University. The research associate will participate in a NASA Exobiology funded project in collaboration with researchers from France and Germany on modeling the evolutionary emergence of diverse microbial metabolisms. We are looking for a quantitative modeler who uses cellular metabolic models such as Flux Balance Analysis, Elementary Flux Modes Analysis and others. In addition, experience with eco-evolutionary modeling would be advantageous and the manuscript writing skills are essential.
The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should apply through careers.msu.edu (posting #502236) and include a cover letter describing motivation, research interests and relevant experience; a CV; and the names and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions on this position, email Dr. Elena Litchman (email@example.com).
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS, URAs & REUs
Applications for KBS programs are open annually from December 15 to March 1. To learn more about our undergraduate research and internship programs, please see our undergraduate programs pages.