Post-doctoral Researcher (Temporary)
The Phifer-Rixey Lab at Monmouth University is seeking applications
for a temporary Postdoctoral Researcher in the Biology Department,
which is part of the School of Science. The lab is engaged with a
variety of integrative projects investigating evolutionary genetics
in wild populations.
The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Phifer-Rixey to
lead NSF-funded research combining field, bench, and computational
approaches to investigate urbanization in house mice. In addition,
the postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to gain
classroom, mentoring, and outreach experience and to contribute to
pedagogical research. Beyond research activities, the successful
candidate will contribute to the formal dissemination of results
including conference presentations and publications. Significant
travel is required.
This is a grant funded position, continuation after the first year
is based on availability of funds and performance.
Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree
completion expected by date of employment
Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication
Required Years of Experience:
PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Biology or a related
field. Experience with field and/or laboratory research.
Ability to work independently in the field. Ability to travel;
significant travel is required in the first year of the project and
additional travel may be needed in later years.
Ability to work extended periods when sampling in the field.
Ability to lift 30 pounds repeatedly.
Ability to organize and coordinate a sampling and data collection
program. Ability to complete all required training for research
with human subjects and with animals. Interest in teaching and/or
Strong research record in evolutionary biology or a related
Experience with trapping and/or handling wild or laboratory
animals, extraction of DNA and RNA from a variety of tissues and
sample types; preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries,
processing and analysis of genomic, transcriptomic, and/or
metabarcoding/microbiome data; command line interface and a
relevant programming language (for example Python, Perl, R) for
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