Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Stream Ecology)

Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey, IL, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details


Posting Number20110610
Job TitlePost-Doctoral Research Associate, Stream Ecology
GradeC41 $47,000 – $75,200
ClassificationSalaried Staff
Rate of Pay$47,000.00/Commensurate with experience
Type of PositionFull-Time
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Organizational UnitNGRREC
Position Reports To (Title)RiverWatch Director & Stream Ecologist
Scope of PositionThis position will focus on the impacts of environmental stressors on aquatic communities in small streams, including contributing to existing research and establishing new projects that focus on the ecology of small streams.

This is an annual position for a duration of up to two years, with the second year dependent on satisfactory performance. Additional funding may become available after two years, with the postdoctoral research associate helping to secure such funds.
Key Measurable ExpectationsThis position will focus on the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on aquatic invertebrates. Thesuccessful candidate will contribute to the continuation of existing research and establishment ofnew projects that focus on the ecology of small streams. Current and upcoming projects include:
Assemblage-level impacts of road salt on aquatic invertebratesPlasticity and heritability of salt tolerance in freshwater invertebratesLong-term, basin-wide evaluation of freshwater mussel communitiesImpacts of microplastics on invertebrate health and behavior
The successful candidate is expected to:Conduct research that aligns with the described areas of interest, including the creation and organization of data sets; the analysis of data using appropriate methods; and the preparation of reports and manuscripts.Collaborate with NGRREC scientists on other mission-oriented research.Contribute to the development of grant proposals.Assist in the day-to-day operation of the stream ecology program, including collaboration with and monitoring of less senior members.The postdoc will be based at the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (NGRREC) (, a state-of-the-art research facility on the banks of the Mississippi River about 30 minutes from downtown St Louis.
Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology or related discipline (must be attained by the start date)Strong quantitative skills, including data management, mathematical and statistical modellingCoursework or other experience in ecotoxicology, water quality, invertebrate taxonomy, population genomics, functional ecology, and/or digital morphometricsExperience with the use of dissecting microscopes, preferably for the purpose of taxonomic identificationStrong publication record (commensurate with experience)The ability to work independently and in groups (including peers, students, and others)Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred QualificationsExpertise in Geospatial Data analysis and modellingExperience identifying aquatic invertebrates, both living and preservedBroad understanding of stream ecology and hydrologyInterest in developing research questions within the scope of the positionInterest and ability in the collaborative development of grant proposalsAvailability for periodic weekend work
Work HoursMonday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 , Some Evenings , Some Weekends
Open Date05/03/2022
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO StatementLewis & Clark Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, LCCC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. It is also the policy of the College to prohibit any form of harassment based on an individual’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or other protected group status as defined by law. If interested, please contact the Human Resource Department, Erickson Hall – Room 107.
ComplianceIn compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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