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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Idaho in the Moscow, Idaho
Date Posted 08/31/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Posting Number SP002522P
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Location Moscow
Division/College College of Science
Department Biological Sciences
FLSA Status Overtime Exempt
Employee Category Exempt
Pay Range $55,429
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year


Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain
Internal Posting?
Position Summary

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the NSF-EPSCoR GEM3 program ( 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 build quantitative genetics models of the genetic and plastic basis of phenotypic traits in these taxa and their role in adaptive capacity and population responses to changing environmental conditions.


Job Duty Function Perform Quantitative Genetics Modeling By:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Working collaboratively with co-supervisors and other GEM3 researchers to build quantitative genetic models of genetic and plastic variation and predict population responses.
• Incorporating data from redband trout and sagebrush from other GEM3 researchers into models, and integrate model predictions into social-ecological, mapping, and other aspects of GEM3.

Job Duty Function Document and Present Research Results By:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Writing and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
• Presenting results in the form of talks or posters at regional, national, and international conferences.
• Participating in GEM3 activities including seminars and workshops.

Job Duty Function Provide Project Support by:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Assisting project collaborators with project-related tasks.
• Contributing to meeting the goals of the project by performing additional tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Education: Ph.D. by the time of appointment in biological sciences, mathematical biology, or a related discipline;
• Experience with population genetics or quantitative genetics demonstrated by publications in the field.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
• Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills;
• Experience with mathematical modeling and computer programing is desirable.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire.
Posting Date 07/08/2020
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position open until closed, first review date of August 3, 2020.

Please upload letter of qualification stating how you meet all required qualifications and any applicable preferred qualifications.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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