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Postdoctoral Position in Evolutionary Ecology
I seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help lead an NSF-funded
project examining the roles of climate, maternal effects, and
sex-specific fitness in the evolutionary ecology of environmental sex
determination, focusing on the painted turtle as a model organism. The
goal is to explore how these major factors affect population dynamics
and sex-ratio evolution in nature. This now 25-year long study involves
observational and experimental research at a field site (Turtle Camp)
along the Mississippi River near Clinton, IA and at Iowa State University
in Ames, IA. The postdoc will be central to all aspects of this project
and thus strong mentoring, communication, writing, and analytical skills
are essential. In addition to facilitating the goals of the overarching
project, the successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to develop
her/his own independent research. The ideal applicant should have
solid experience in field biology, experimental design, and database
management/design/analysis, as well as a strong background in ecology,
evolution, and statistics. Genomics expertise also welcomed.
A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is necessary. Funding for salary,
benefits, and research expenses is available for as many as five
years, with each annual renewal contingent on performance, emphasizing
progress on teamwork, data collection and analysis, and manuscript
writing. The successful candidate must be available no later than
May 2013. The primary location for the postdoc will be at Iowa State
University, but up to 2 months annually may be spent at Turtle Camp
Examples of recent publications related to this project include:
1) Refsnider & Janzen (2012) Biol Conserv 152:90-95.
2) McGaugh & Janzen (2011) J Evol Biol 24:784-794.
3) Bowden et al. (2011) Physiol Biochem Zool 84:204-211.
4) Schwanz et al. (2010) Ecology 91:3016-3026.
5) Schwanz et al. (2010) Evolution 64:1331-1345.
6) Refsnider & Janzen (2010) Annu Rev Ecol Evol Syst 41:39-57.
7) McGaugh et al. (2010) Proc R Soc Lond B 277:1219-1226.
To apply, e-mail Fred Janzen (email@example.com) with a CV, a brief (< 1
page) cover letter explaining research interests, and contact information
for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and
continue until a suitable candidate is selected. I will be at the SICB
meeting in San Francisco from 3-7 January, so please let me know if you
wish to learn more about the position in person.
"Janzen, Fredric J [EEOBA]"