Postdoctoral Researcher - 10770BR

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: 
KS Biological Survey
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) is soliciting applications for a post-doctoral position to work in the laboratory of Prof. James H. Thorp as part of a 9-university, 5-country, 2-continent macrosystem ecology project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Job Description

60% Research: This will be a combination of lab activities (data and GIS analyses) and participation in 2-3 field-team expeditions (each lasting ~1 month) to the USA (Great Plains rivers; probably in Sept. 2018) and/or Mongolia (probably mid-July to mid-August of 2018 and 2019). During the field expeditions, the post-doc will collaborate with various teams studying food webs, fish traits, invertebrate traits, system metabolism, and/or hydrogeomorphology.

20% Manuscript Preparation: Write technical reports and scientific papers for peer reviewed journals and possibly assist in the preparation of research proposals to federal, state, and private organizations.

20% Collaboration: Assist the principal investigator, graduate students, and undergraduates working in our lab in data analysis and manuscript preparation.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. dissertation officially submitted to the candidate’s home institution prior to KU’s official offer of the position;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ecology in general;
  • Strong knowledge of multivariate statistics and R programming per application materials;
  • Proven abilities in GIS;
  • Publications in refereed journals.

To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire. 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. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. dissertation officially awarded by the candidate's university;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of aquatic ecology;
  • Five or more publications in national and international journals, some of which need to have strong statistics and GIS components.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of the online application, CV, cover letter outlining how qualifications are met as well as contact information for three professional references.

Application review begins January 29, 2018 and continues until position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Please send inquiries by email (thorp@ku.edu) to Prof. James H. Thorp Kansas Biological Survey and Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Higuchi Hall, University of Kansas 2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759 USA.

Advertised Salary Range

47,476.00

Application Review Begins

29-Jan-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10770BR
Department:
KS Biological Survey
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
29-Jan-2018
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