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Postdoctoral researcher – Wyoming
University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming
Date Posted 09/29/2021
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University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Competitive with benefits
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JOB TITLE: Post Doctoral Research Associate JOB PURPOSE: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratories of Drs. Amy Krist and Sarah Collins at the University of Wyoming. This position is part of a multi-institution, 4-year NSF EPSCoR Track-II grant titled “From Genes to Ecosystems: Harnessing Elemental Data to Detect Stoichiometric Control-Points and their Consequences for Organismal Evolution.” The successful applicant will combine tools emerging from the data revolution with the ecological stoichiometry framework. With the support of the interdisciplinary team, the postdoc will work to advance our understanding of how the supply of elements constrain ecological and evolutionary processes in aquatic ecosystems. The postdoc will develop their own research activities related to stoichiometric controls on foodwebs, stoichiometric constraints on organismal diversity and functional trait diversity, or stoichiometric controls on intraspecific variation across diverse ecosystems. More information about the STOICH project can be found at []. The position is 100% research. The salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2022, but is negotiable. The position is renewable for up to three years contingent upon performance. The University of Wyoming has strong research programs in ecology and evolutionary biology across multiple departments, including Botany, Zoology and Physiology, Ecosystem Science and Management, Plant Sciences, and the Program in Ecology. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and facilitate research collaborations with the STOICH project team. Write peer-reviewed publications and present project results to collaborators and at professional conferences. Attend STOICH project meetings and assist with growth of the STOICH database. Consult with mentor(s) to develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP), which may include additional project-supported activities like mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students, participating in proposal writing workshops or other professional developmental opportunities, and/or engaging with inter-jurisdictional travel and empirical research activities, pursuant to the postdoctoral associate’s career ambitions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctoral Degree is required for this position, however, consideration will be given to applicants that are currently pursuing their Doctoral Degree and will complete the degree prior to starting work. Completion of all requirements for a PhD in biology, ecology, evolutionary biology or a related field. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Record of publishing in peer-reviewed literature Excellent verbal and written communication skills Previous interdisciplinary and collaborative work Expertise in ecological stoichiometry Experience working in aquatic ecosystems Experience working with large data sets
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Amy Krist or Sarah Collins

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