Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-GILPA [#14646]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ecology
Appl Deadline:2019/09/24 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/16, finished 2020/03/05, listed until 2020/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Gibert lab is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team through a recently funded DOE grant. The successful candidate will have experience doing ecological modeling to understand the structure and dynamics of communities and the mediating effects of evolutionary processes. The position will require the analysis of large datasets of microbial food webs associated with moss communities. As such, experience with bacteria, viruses, and protists is a must. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Ecology or allied fields and evidence of strong research productivity.

The postdoc will be responsible for: 1) developing a theoretical understanding of the impacts of climate change in virus-bacteria-protists ecosystems associated with Sphagnum communities in boreal regions, 2) developing predictive models of moss responses to warming that incorporate metagenomics data on the different groups that inhabit Sphagnum communities. The researcher will have ample opportunities to develop side projects under the supervision of the PI. Additional details about the project can be obtained by contacting Jean-Philippe Gibert (jean.gibert@duke.edu). Salary and benefits are commensurate with Duke University standards for postdoctoral associates. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for two people who can serve as references. Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.com. Review of applications will begin on September 23. The position could begin as soon as November 1st, 2019.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

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