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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biogeography

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
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Aug 14, 2021

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biogeography

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

S&E - Life Sciences

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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  • This position is part of a collaborative, 3-year NSF funded DBI project title *phyloregion, computational infrastructure for biogeographic regionalization and macroecology in the R computing environment* ( The position is 100% research in developing analytical methods and tools for evolutionary biogeography and macroecology in the Daru Lab (( in the Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

  • Develop new methods for biome evolution;
  • Develop new tools to visualize patterns of biogeography, macroecology and evolution;
  • Develop new tools for conservation that reflect the key dimensions of phylogenetic diversity including richness, divergence and regularity;
  • Participate in a biogeography-method users workshop in Laguna Madre Field Station in the Gulf of Mexico in south Texas in Years 1 and 3 of the project and Turtle Cove Field Station, Louisiana in Year 2.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Doctoral degree in ecology, biology, evolution, biogeography, statistics or a related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in spatial analysis and programming in the R computing environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with GIS/geospatial analysis, R package development, Git, and/or reproducible research.

  • Applicants should electronically submit a single PDF containing the following:
    • A 2-page cover letter detailing your research interests and skills that closely match the position;
    • A CV (with 3-5 references listed at the end).
  • Direct any questions to Dr. Barnabas Daru at
  • The start date is September 2021, with flexibility.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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