Biology - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stream Ecology

Loyola University Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Job Title Biology - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stream Ecology Position Title Biology - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stream Ecology Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code COLLEGE OF A&S - LSC (02100A) Department Name BIOLOGY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes Duties and Responsibilities
Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertise in the area of stream ecology. The position is funded for 2 years. For more information about the department visit biology.

The post-doctoral scholar will work with Dr. Timothy Hoellein on a research project funded by the National Science Foundation that will quantify the role of stormflows on plastic litter dynamics in urban streams. The project will include field and laboratory work that spans physical and biological dimensions of stream ecosystems, including geomorphology, hydrology, plastic pollutants, and organisms. The post-doctoral scholar will have the opportunity to lead method development, conduct field and laboratory analyses, supervise collaborating graduate and undergraduate students, analyze data, attend conferences, and write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication. In addition, the person who fills this position will work closely with collaborators at the University of Toronto and University of New Hampshire, including potential travel to those study sites. Finally, the post-doc will teach one course during the academic year (for year 1 and year 2 of the position), in the topic of introductory biology or ecology in the Department of Biology.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or a related field, experience with stream ecology field and laboratory work, and a valid U.S. driver’s license. Applicants with prior experience in geographic information systems, stream ecology, plastic pollution (macro- and microplastics), and hydrological analyses are especially encouraged to apply. Physical Demands Working Conditions Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or a related field, experience with stream ecology field and laboratory work, and a valid U.S. driver’s license. Open Date 07/30/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should apply on-line at and submit a letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a brief statement describing their research interests and experience. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be solicited immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact Dr. Hoellein ( )

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, consult our website at . Quick Link for Posting Job Number Organizational Location PROVOST
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Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/01/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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