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Research Post Doc - Biology

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Syracuse University is a private research university situated in the heart of New York State. With a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073168
Job Title Research Post Doc - Biology
Location On campus
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

As determined by the direct supervisor.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Segraves and Althoff labs at Syracuse University are inviting applications for a joint postdoctoral position to conduct research on the community and evolutionary ecology of multi-species mutualisms using a synthetic mutualism lab system based on strains of brewer’s yeast. The overall goal of the project is to evaluate qualitative and quantitative theoretical predictions by using an easily replicable and fast-growing community of organisms. The project involves experimentally manipulating community structure to examine the properties of mutualistic communities that contribute to their persistence. A dynamic model of multi-species mutualism will also be constructed to capture and predict the ecology of these synthetic communities and to identify key parameters that facilitate persistence.
This project will involve joint collaborations with the Segraves and Althoff labs (http://segraveslab.syr.edu and http://althofflab.syr.edu) as well as with Chris Moore at Colby College and Mark Ritchie at Syracuse University. S.U.’s Department of Biology is a collaborative group of vibrant researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines and also has close affiliations with faculty at SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry.
Preferred start date is August 1, 2017.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology, community ecology, experimental evolution, or theoretical ecology is required. Ideal candidates would have combined empirical and theoretical experience in species interactions and strong interests in linking experimental data with results from mathematical models. Proficiency in basic molecular biology skills such as pipetting, making solutions, culturing microorganisms, and sterile technique is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Strong organizational skills, self-motivation, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse, multi-disciplinary research group are essential.

Responsibilities

Conduct supervised and independent research on multi-species mutualisms, mentor undergraduate and high school students, and prepare research findings for publication.

Physical Requirements
Tools/Equipment
Application Instructions

Applicants should complete this online job application and include a cover letter explaining his/her interest in the position, a full CV, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to this job site.
Application review will begin June 1st.

Job Posting Date 04/11/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Syracuse University is a private research university situated in the heart of New York State. With a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries.
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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