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Post-doctoral Researcher (Temporary)

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
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Nov 8, 2021

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Monmouth University

Post-doctoral Researcher (Temporary)

Department: Biology

Position Summary:
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 skills

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:
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 outreach engagement.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong research record in evolutionary biology or a related field.

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 evolutionary analyses.

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Posting Date: 09/22/2021
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,700 students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including three doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half of the University's student-athletes.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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