POOL: Postdoctoral Researcher


Position Overview

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology invites qualified Ph.D. biologists to submit applications, which will be reviewed by individual faculty members and placed in a pool for consideration for research positions in all fields and related areas. To see a list of faculty members and their research opportunities please visit the following web site: http://eeb.ku.edu/faculty. Duties include: Conduct research in collaboration with Ecology & Evolutionary Biology faculty member(s); disseminate research results to the scientific community through presentations locally, nationally and internationally as appropriate, and through scientific publications; assist with supervision of graduate and undergraduate students with their research; Provide leadership to students and train them on proper procedures for all instruments and safety regulations in the laboratory setting; maintain an up-to-date file of current literature, referencing pertinent to the ongoing research project.

Job Description

40% Conduct research in the scientific area of a faculty member in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and its affiliated researchers.

30% Prepare and present updates on ongoing research, provide written reports on research progress, participate in group meetings and present seminars to scientific community when asked.

20% Assist with supervision of graduate and undergraduate students with their research. Provide leadership to students and train them on proper procedures for all instruments and safety regulations in the laboratory setting.

10% Maintain an up-to-date file of current literature, referencing pertinent to the ongoing research project.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) records of accomplishment entered into CVs, (2) descriptions of research and educational experiences provided in application materials, (3) references, and/or (4) publications.
  1. Ph.D or ABD in Biology or related discipline.
  2. Strong research history in a field related to one or more of the Biology disciplines as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Excellent communications skills as evidenced by application materials.
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title or equivalent title, it is necessary to have the Ph.D. in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an Acting basis not to exceed 6-months. Appointment duration will be extended upon final verification of degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Substantial experience working as a member of a research team.
  2. Supervisory experience in a laboratory setting.
  3. Evidence of existing scientific collaborations.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. If the department is interested in your application, you will be contacted and asked to supply the following information for the interview committee: a publication list, academic records, and 2 or 3 of your publications in PDF format.

Deadline/Review Date: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing, continuous basis.

Estimated Start Date: Ongoing-hires will be made on an as needed basis.

Contact Information to Applicants

Advertised Salary Range

Varies

Work Schedule

Varies, TBD with supervisor

Application Review Begins

Thursday September 1, 2022

Anticipated Start Date

Monday September 12, 2022

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  23210BR
  • Department:  Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  01-Sep-2022

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