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Postdoctoral position in fungal ecology, Amend lab, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Jul 17

Written by: SuperUser Account
7/17/2017 12:28 PM 

A postdoc position is available in the Amend Lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The successful applicant will join a dynamic group of researchers interested in microbial ecology and evolution within the unique Hawaiian archipelago. In collaboration with the Perry lab at CSUEB http://filoboletus.wixsite.com/perrylab, the researcher will primarily be responsible for analysis and authorship of studies characterizing the factors that determine leaf surface fungal communities in and on native Hawaiian plants, as well as connectivity with other habitats. The researcher will have access to several large existing datasets, and will be integral to a nascent University-wide microbiome research initiative involving collaboration with multiple labs and departments across the University. While some laboratory experience will be helpful, the position will be largely analytical with ample opportunity for publication from the onset.

Additionally, the researcher will be responsible for participating in the training and oversight of graduate and undergraduate students.

The appointment is for one year, with a high likelihood of continuation for a second pending funding availability and progress towards research objectives. Salary is commensurate with experience, and will be "livable" given Hawaii's high cost of living.

Start date is as soon as is feasible.

The Amend lab is strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity. We are aware of biases, conscious and unconscious, in academia and in science and we actively seek to reduce the role of these biases in our own decisions and in those of our colleagues and collaborators. We work together to combat prejudice and work toward equity and inclusion, within the lab and in the communities with whom we interact – on campus and beyond.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in biology, botany, microbiology, ecology or other relevant field. Researchers with a Masters degree and strong publication record may be considered. Researchers must be willing to contribute to a respectful, collegial, honest, and productive lab environment.

Desirable Qualifications

-Knowledge of Hawaiian plants, fungi and/or microbial ecology.
-Background in macroecology and/or community ecology theory, including familiarity with network and metacommunity literature.
-Experience analyzing high-throughput community data.
-Facility with statistical programming tools (R preferred), and the ability to interface with a supercomputer via ssh.
-Creativity.
-Evidence of compelling and clear scientific writing.

To apply

Please visit our lab’s website to learn more about the group and the research we conduct: www.amendlab.com. As a single PDF, please submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names/contact information for three referees to Anthony Amend: amend@hawaii.edu. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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