The Cariveau Lab is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to lead a landscape-scale project studying the response of native bee communities to prairie restorations in western Minnesota. The position will be housed in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota on the Saint Paul campus (http://www.beelab.umn.edu; http://www.dancariveau.com). Responsibilities will include leading a field crew, developing and testing interesting and novel research questions, analyzing data, and writing manuscripts for scientific publications. The postdoc will also be collaborating with 2 graduate students. The position will be for 1.5-3 years depending on performance. As an institution committed to demonstrating excellence through diversity, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Salary: ~$40,000 – $45,000 DOE

Start Date: Negotiable but prefer March – April 2016

Required Qualifications:
– PhD in ecology, entomology or closely related field
– Experience leading field projects in entomology and/or ecology
– Excellent quantitative skills
– Supervision of personnel
– Proven track record of publication in scientific journals

Desired Skills
– GIS
– Insect identification
– Plant identification
– Database creation and management

Send, as a single pdf, a CV, cover letter, names and contact information for 3 references, and two representative publications to Dan Cariveau at [email protected] Please include « Postdoc Application » in the subject line of the email.

Review of applications will begin on January 25th and continue until the position is filled.

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