Post-doctoral researcher in ecological and evolutionary effects of climate in lake ecosystems
University of California San Diego
A post-doctoral researcher position is available in Jonathan Shurin’s lab in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at the University of California San Diego. The candidate will examine changes in the structure of lake food webs and traits of species among lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Research will involve comparative studies of lakes across elevations and along gradients in fish stocking and the supply of organic and inorganic resources from the watershed and the atmosphere, as well as field experiments in mesocosms.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in aquatic (freshwater or marine) ecology, limnology or microbial ecology and have a strong record of publication. The position requires a demonstrated capacity for performing field techniques for sampling aquatic ecosystems, identification and enumeration of invertebrates and microbes, and laboratory analysis of water chemistry. Experience with molecular techniques for characterizing microbial communities are also desirable but not essential.
Position is for two years, renewable on an annual basis, and is supported by a grant from NSF.
Application should include a CV, cover letter describing your interests and names and contact information of two references.
Salary is commensurate with experience based on the NIH Postdoctoral Salary Scale.
Applications will be reviewed after January 4, and the successful candidate is expected to begin by March of 2016.
Applicants should send application materials to Jonathan Shurin at [email protected]