Postdoc Position in Theoretical Community Ecology

The Seagrass Microbiome Project is looking for a Postdoc!

Postdoctoral Position in Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Jessica Green at the University of Oregon (http://pages.uoregon.edu/green/) is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on the Seagrass Microbiome Project (http://seagrassmicrobiome.org).   Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a biological, computational, mathematical, or statistical field and strong writing skills.  The ideal candidate will have experience developing and applying models to understand the ecology, evolution, and/or function of complex systems.  Experience in the analysis of environmental sequence data is highly desirable, but not required.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to creatively and independently tackle one or more of the science questions outlined in the Seagrass Microbiome Project grant proposal (https://seagrassmicrobiome.org/2014-grant-proposal/), funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.   The successful candidate will interact regularly with team members Jonathan Eisen (http://phylogenomics.wordpress.com), Jay Stachowicz http://www-eve.ucdavis.edu/stachowicz/stachowicz.shtml, and Jenna Lang (http://jennomics.com/) at the University of California, Davis through weekly tele-conferencing and also through regular visits to the UC Davis campus.  At the University of Oregon, the candidate will benefit from ongoing microbiome research programs including the Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals Center for Systems Biology (http://meta.uoregon.edu/) and the Biology and Built Environment Center (http://biobe.uoregon.edu/).

The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance.  The start date is flexible.  Please email questions regarding the position to Jessica Green (jlgreen@uoregon.edu).

To apply

A complete application will consist of the following materials:

(1) a brief cover letter explaining your background and career interests

(2) CV (including publications)

(3) names and contact information for three references

Submit materials to ie2jobs@uoregon.edu.  Subject: Posting 14431

To ensure consideration, please submit applications by March 10, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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