Local recruitment: Post Doctoral Fellow in Freshwater Ecology

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA 🇺🇸

Type of Position: Research

Workstudy Position:No

Job Type: Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available: No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department: Department of Biological Sciences Research Assistants 02

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Evans-White Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, invites applications for a 12-month Postdoctoral Fellow in Freshwater Ecology. A doctoral degree in biology or similar field and demonstrated research productivity in freshwater ecology is required. Candidates that apply ecological stoichiometry theory and are confident with invertebrate taxonomy are preferred. The successful candidate will oversee daily operations in the laboratory including mentoring of several undergraduate and graduate students and will help coordinate a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. They will also organize field and laboratory studies, analyze results, and prepare and review reports, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific conferences. They will teach a graduate-level course in Biogeochemistry or Stream Ecology or a similar course in one semester a year.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, or related field prior to appointment
  • Demonstrated research productivity in freshwater ecology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated publication record in the field of ecological and/or biological stoichiometry theory; familiarity with aquatic invertebrate taxonomy and conservation genetics

Additional Information:

Required documents note: Please provide a diversity statement of three or less pages.

Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information: Michelle Evans-White, Professor and Department Chair of BISC, mevanswh@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. 

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity: N/A

Frequent Physical Activity: N/A

Occasional Physical Activity: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes


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