Position Type:Post-Doctoral Position
Application Review Begins:Sunday, April 03, 2016
Application Deadline:Friday, May 06, 2016
Institution:The Field Museum
Department/Division:Integrative Research Center
Field (e.g., systematics):
General Information:Postdoctoral Research Associate, Evolutionary Biology of Lichenized Fungi
Location: Chicago, IL
The Science and Education Department (Integrative Research Center) at The Field Museum is currently looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position focusing on diversification of lichenized fungi. We are looking for an individual with a strong interest and background in evolutionary biology. The position is for a term of 24 month, with possibility for extension.
Qualifications/Requirements:The research entails studies on molecular evolution and diversification of lichenized fungi. The successful applicant will be involved in various aspects of lichen diversification, including studying diversification dynamics, resolving species complexes and species delimitation. Preferably, candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in phylogenetic analyses, generating and analyzing genomic datasets, competency with at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python, R), and interest in applying new statistical approaches. Experience with fungal or lichen systematics is a plus. Well-developed communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills are essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate leadership ability to assist the PI with the direction and training of graduate students.
Responsibilities:The successful applicant is expected to publish at least one research paper as lead author within a year and collaborate as co-author in at least two further research papers. Guidance will be provided following the Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.):Please upload application data, including a cover letter highlighting experience in aspects relevant to the research, curriculum vitae, and publication list to the Field Museum’s ‘Careers’ webpage: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers
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