2-year Postdoctoral Associate Position
Mpala Research Centre, Kenya, and the University of Florida.
The Palmer Lab (www.thepalmerlab.com) is
anticipating an opportunity for a post-doctoral associate in the
Department of Biology at the University of Florida. We seek a postdoc
to conduct research on the consequences of mutualism disruption by an
invasive ant in Laikipia, Kenya. The post-doc will spend at least 6
months of the year in the field in Kenya based at Mpala Research
Centre, and the remainder at the University of Florida, and will
assist with the teaching of a field ecology class in Kenya. The
post-doc will be involved in the primary goals of the research, and
will also develop research that complements the core focus of the project.
Desired qualifications of the postdoc: (1) a Ph.D. in ecology,
wildlife biology, or similar; (2) a strong publication record; (3)
excellent references; (4) demonstrated abilities in writing, oral
communication, and statistics; (5) experience working independently
in remote field sites; (6) intellectual creativity and
self-motivation to conceive, design, and implement independent work
under remote field conditions. International experience is a plus.
The postdoc will be advised by Dr. Todd Palmer
research entails 6+ months per year for two years at the Mpala
Conservancy and Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya.
To apply for this position, please send a single pdf attachment (file
name formatted as lastname_firstname_postdoc.pdf) to
[email protected] containing (1) a cover
letter/statement of interest; (2) a CV; (3) copies of graduate
transcripts; (4) up to 3 relevant publications; and (5) contact
information for three references. Please use the subject header
« Postdoctoral associate application ». Review of applications will
begin 25 January 2016. We expect the postdoc will commence work in
Summer or Fall 2016.