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» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
» Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, Department of Biology, University of Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
» Graduate Student, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA 
» Postdoctoral Researcher in Eco-Evolutionary Pedagogy, University of Maine and Cornell University, School of Biology & Ecology, Maine/New York, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Bioinformatics, Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
» Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolution, Biology, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Population/Evolutionary Biology, California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
» Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Organismal Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
» Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Evolution and development, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Plant Developmental Biology) School of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, USA 
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Biology program, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, USA
» Ph.D. student, Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
» Postdoctoral Researcher: Advancing Population and Landscape Genomics in Forest Trees, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut - Storrs, Storrs, CT, USA
» Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
» Graduate Assistantship, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA



Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Columbia University
Department: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Field: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
City: New York, NY, USA

General Information: The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University invites applications for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2020. This is a search for an expert in the field who uses modern experimental, computational, or theoretical approaches in the lab or in the field to study outstanding questions in areas relevant to the Department. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that complements and augments existing strengths within E3B, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

E3B is an intellectually diverse and stimulating department consisting of a vibrant and close-knit community. It has strong links to other departments and disciplines at the University, including evolutionary biologists (, earth and sustainability scientists (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and the Earth Institute), infectious disease transmission (Columbia School of Public Health), and neuroscientists (Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute). E3B also has close ties with New York partner institutions, including the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the EcoHealth Alliance. These connections provide excellent opportunities for interaction and collaboration.

The application deadline is December 2, 2019. Please submit applications online through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a one-page teaching statement, and contact information for three references who will be asked to upload a letter into RAPS. Interviews will begin in January, 2020.

Qualifications: Strong research and publication record
Training and experience in one or more subdisciplines of the Department

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that complements and augments existing strengths within E3B, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Instructions: The application deadline is December 2, 2019. Please submit applications online through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a one-page teaching statement, and contact information for three references who will be asked to upload a letter into RAPS. Interviews will begin in January, 2020.

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Contact: Ruth DeFries,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 12/3/2019
Application Closes: 12/2/2019


Title: Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center
Position Type: Faculty
Institution: University of Missouri St. Louis
Department: Department of Biology
Field: Biology, life sciences
City: St. Louis, MO, USA

General Information: Faculty Position – Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center

The Department of Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a faculty position as Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center. The appointment will be made at the Associate or Full Professor level. The Harris Center, housed within the Biology Department, administers endowments supporting graduate and undergraduate research and training within broad areas of biodiversity science of plants and animals. The Harris Center partners with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo. These connections expand the taxonomic and geographic breadth of expertise we offer and strengthen the scientific impact of those partner institutions. Attracting top scholars from around the world, the Harris Center works closely with the Biology Graduate program, as well as the UMSL Departments of Political Science and Economics, to produce future leaders in biological and conservation fields.

UMSL is one of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system and is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. Both the campus and the College of Arts and Science are committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. For further information about UMSL, please see:

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline, a strong publication record, and be currently holding a tenured position as an Associate or Full Professor.

Responsibilities: We envision this leadership position as half administrative, including overseeing existing programs, developing new initiatives, and interacting with donors, and half regular faculty responsibilities, including research, mentoring, and teaching. Areas of research interest that intersect with our traditional strengths in ecology, evolution, and behavior are especially encouraged. Candidates with experience teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented groups are also highly desirable to add to the already rich ethnic and cultural setting within the department. This position is part of a cluster hire with two Assistant Professors in ecology.

Instructions: The application should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) a 1-2 page description of current and planned research, 4) a 1-2 page description of mentoring philosophy and experiences with and commitment to diversity, 5) a 1-2 page description of administrative experience and service, and 6) contact information for three references. The application materials should be combined into a single PDF file and uploaded online at, opening #31535. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Patricia Parker, at Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Patricia Parker,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 11/7/2019
Application Closes: 11/7/2019


Title: Graduate Student
Position Type: Graduate Student Position
Institution: Miami University
Department: Biology
Field: Evolutionary Developmental Biology
City: Oxford, OH, USA

General Information: The Baker Lab ( in the Biology Department at Miami University (Oxford, OH) is recruiting a highly motivated PhD student to study the evolution and development of flowering and asexual reproduction in a threatened species of Mimulus (monkeyflower) endemic to Colorado.

Successful applicants will have tuition waived and at least one year of support as a research assistant. Teaching assistantships are guaranteed throughout graduate studies (4-6 years total for Ph.D.) as well as generous department support including summer support, research, publication, and conference travel costs.

Students may start in Spring or Fall of 2020.

Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have an enthusiasm for learning and interest in organismal botany, evolution, development, genetics and/or transcriptomics. The Baker Lab values diversity, inclusivity, and equity. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as are students with previous research experience. NSF Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) or McNair Scholars are highly encouraged to apply and application fees are waived for McNair Scholars.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to conduct lab, growth chamber, greenhouse, and/or field research. Summer collecting trips and field experiments may involve camping in remote wilderness areas without trails or cell phone connectivity. Students must also fulfill the standard requirements of the degree program including coursework and annual committee meetings.

Instructions: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Rob Baker at Applicants will need to submit a personal statement, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, GRE scores, proof English proficiency (if applicable), and baccalaureate/MS transcripts via

Compensation: $21,000/year stipend
Contact: Rob Baker,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/4/2019
Application Closes: 12/31/2019


Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Eco-Evolutionary Pedagogy
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: University of Maine and Cornell University
Department: School of Biology & Ecology
Field: Evolution, Ecology, Genetics

General Information: As part of a collaborative, NSF-funded research and training program in the genomic ecology of coastal organisms and genome-phenome relationships in the wild, the University of Maine, in collaboration with Cornell University, seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in designing undergraduate curricular materials and performing biology education research. This work will be conducted in the labs of Dr. Brian Olsen (UMaine) and Dr. Michelle Smith (Cornell), in collaboration with a diverse team of investigators and students from UMaine and the University of New Hampshire who are studying adaptation in tidal marsh birds.  The position is for an initial 2-year period with the opportunity for a third year.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a strong background in evolutionary ecology and/or genetics.  Preference will be given to those with demonstrated quantitative skills and experience in pedagogical research, teaching, and team formation and management.  Consistent with our program scope and to advance an integrated understanding of adaptation in nature, we are especially interested in candidates who show promise to engage intellectually in teaching across diverse biological scales.  The postdoc will be expected to travel among participating institutions in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York, and to participate in broader programmatic activities, including mentoring of junior researchers. In turn, the postdoc will receive extensive mentoring, career development training, and professional opportunities, in alignment with a personal career development plan.  Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements prior to the start of the appointment.

Responsibilities: The postdoc will organize and lead a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) consisting of genetics, evolution, and organismal biology instructors who teach in a diversity of undergraduate, state land-grant, and R1 research universities.  The FLC will assess student thinking at multiple institutions; explore the assessment data; collaborate to design lessons that address difficult concepts in genetics, ecology, and evolution; and iteratively measure the success of these lessons in classrooms of FLC participants.  The lessons will be published in peer-reviewed journals and opportunities exist to develop independent lines of research related to this work. If interested, there is also the opportunity to be the primary instructor for an undergraduate course.

Instructions: Submit names and contact information for three references, a cover letter, a CV, and a 2-page statement of your research experience and teaching interests.  The letter should address how this position would advance your career goals and describe your experiences with and vision for collaborative science. To apply, email the requested materials to Brian Olsen (  Review of applications will begin October 22, 2018.  Remote (e.g., phone or Zoom) and an on-campus interview and presentation may be required of short-listed finalists.

Compensation: Salary of $48,000 (non-negotiable), health insurance, and other benefits are included.
Contact: Brian Olsen,
Web Link: NA
Review Starts: 10/22/2019
Application Closes: 11/1/2019

Title: Assistant Professor - Bioinformatics
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Syracuse University
Department: Biology
Field: Bioinformatics
City: Syracuse, NY, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at Syracuse University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Bioinformatics at the Assistant Professor level.
This recruitment is part of the ambitious Invest Syracuse Big Data Initiative in the broad area of Genomics, Bioinformatics, Data Sciences and Analytics. Faculty hired into these positions will join a highly collaborative group of biologists and will contribute in a multidisciplinary research cluster that spans multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Falk College and Whitman School of Management. The Department of Biology also has strong research and educational ties to the adjacent Upstate Medical University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Competitive salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space will be provided. Located between the Adirondack Mountain, Finger Lakes, and Lake Ontario regions of upstate New York, the metropolitan area of Syracuse boasts myriad cultural and recreational opportunities and offers a wide array of urban, small town, and rural living.  Questions can be addressed to search chair Steve Dorus at

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area of biology and an outstanding record of research experience at the postdoctoral level. Candidates should have demonstrated bioinformatics research experience, potentially including both computational and experimental skills.  Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in the application of standard bioinformatics techniques, and should be interested in developing new methods through the application of statistical and algorithmic approaches, including Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Optimization Algorithms.

Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with other faculty in the Department of Biology, whose strengths include genetics, genomics and epigenetics.  The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the areas of his or her expertise.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for three references to send letters to, by November 15th, 2019.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

Compensation: Competitive salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space will be provided.
Contact: Sally Hallahan,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 11/15/2019
Application Closes: 12/15/2020


Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Ithaca College
Department: Biology
Field: Ecology and Evolution
City: Ithaca, NY, USA

General Information: The Biology Department at Ithaca College seeks applicants with expertise in evolutionary biology and ecology for a full-time, non-tenure-eligible appointment as an Assistant Professor for a three-year contract (with the possibility of renewal) beginning August 16, 2020. – The primary responsibility is to coordinate and teach an introductory Ecology and Evolution course, including lectures and laboratory sessions for 140-180 students in the physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. Additional biology courses for majors or non-majors will be included for a total teaching responsibility of 12 contact hours in each of fall and spring semesters. Preference will be given to candidates who are also able to teach the associated introductory course in cell and molecular biology. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, and will contribute to the operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.

Qualifications: Candidates should have significant experience as a teacher of record at the undergraduate level.

Ph.D., preferred, Masters Degree required.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to coordinate and teach an introductory Ecology and Evolution course, including lectures and laboratory sessions for 140-180 students in the physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. Additional biology courses for majors or non-majors will be included for a total teaching responsibility of 12 contact hours in each of fall and spring semesters.

Instructions: Interested applicants must apply online at and attach the following four documents:

1. Complete curriculum vitae

2. Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy (2 page maximum)

The candidate should discuss their philosophy of teaching, their teaching experience featuring teaching at the undergraduate level, and their interest in working at a primarily undergraduate institution. The candidate should also discuss their experiences with active-learning techniques and how they would implement those techniques at Ithaca College.

3. Diversity and Inclusion Statement (2 page maximum)

The candidate should address how they will contribute to a culture of inclusion and to diversity in the Department of Biology both in and outside of the classroom.

The candidate must explicitly address the expectations detailed in the job summary and qualifications in these statements.

4. Names and Contact Information for three references.

The candidate’s list of references should include individuals that will be able to comment on the candidate’s teaching ability and potential.

Cover letters are not required.

Applications are not complete until all application materials are received. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 11, 2019.

Contact: Ian Woods,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/11/2019
Application Closes: 12/1/2019


Title: Assistant Professor: Population/Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: California State University San Bernardino
Department: Biology
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: San Bernardino, CA, USA

General Information: The Department Biology at CSUSB invites applications for a tenure-track position in Population/Evolutionary Biology. CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty. Applicants with a commitment to serving a diverse student population in an equitable and inclusive fashion are strongly encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences; postdoctoral experience is desirable.  Candidates must have a record of published research and show potential for developing an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and M.S. students.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will develop an independent research program addressing fundamental questions in population and/or evolutionary biology; Furthermore, the incumbent will teach courses in evolution, population biology/population genetics, and additional courses within the candidate's area of expertise at the undergraduate and M.S. levels.

Instructions: Candidates should submit applications via the website
In brief: submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and goals, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references via our online application system as indicated in the link above. Official post-secondary transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Referees should email their confidential letters of recommendation directly to
For further inquiries regarding the Population Biology/Evolutionary Biology position, please contact.
Dr. Mike Chao, Department chair: +1.909.537.5388 or 

Contact: Dr. Mike Chao,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/14/2019
Application Closes: 10/31/2019


Title: Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics
City: Lowell, MA, USA

General Information: The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biological Sciences invites applications to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 2020. We seek an individual developing computational tools or statistical and theoretical models for the analysis of complex large-scale datasets to address quantitative and fundamental biological questions at any scale from molecular to organismal to ecosystems. In addition to the broad research strengths within the Biological Sciences Department (, UMass Lowell has a diverse and collaborative faculty representing fields such as computer science and engineering, environmental, earth and atmospheric sciences, biomedical and civil engineering, and public health.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is located in the heart of the life sciences supercluster of the northeast region of Massachusetts, which is home to more than 100 life science companies. UMass Lowell offers access to the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, a world-class computational infrastructure, and has extensive core research facilities on campus with state-of-the-art equipment for molecular analysis. Together with its proximity to the biotechnology and biomedical hub around Boston/Cambridge, the ideal candidate would leverage the ample opportunities that exist for scientific interaction, exchange, and collaboration on campus as well as across the UMass system.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience (required at the time of application)
The ability to work effectively with diverse student and faculty groups
Demonstrated teaching and mentoring abilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Potential to establish a sustainable externally funded research program
Demonstrated publication record in scholarly journals
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research program that involves trainees at all levels, and to incorporate their research expertise into new undergraduate and graduate level courses, thereby fulfilling the department's teaching and student engagement missions.

Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close once an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy and research statement with your application. Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The referees will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hard-copy letters will not be accepted.

Apply here:

Contact: Frederic Chain,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 9/25/2019
Application Closes: 11/1/2019


Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured Associate of Full Professor
Institution: UC San Diego
Department: Division of Biological Sciences
Field: Ecology, Behavior & Evolution
City: San Diego, CA, USA

General Information: The Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution in the Division of Biological Sciences ( invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Competitive candidates will investigate evolutionary questions through mechanistic studies of the developmental or physiological processes that produce phenotypic variation. Research topics could include, but are not limited to: evolutionary innovation; developmental constraints; phenotypic plasticity and genetic accommodation; and the evolution of genotype-phenotype maps. We welcome applicants incorporating laboratory, field, and/or theoretical components in their research. 

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. 

Initial review of applications will commence on October 28, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: and Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references.

Further details about the required application material can be found at:  

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Qualifications: All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess strong leadership skills. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals. Responsibilities: Research, teaching, and service

Instructions: Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Assistant Rank: 

Associate or Full Rank:

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Contact: Kim Graves,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/28/2019
Application Closes: 6/30/2020

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Organismal Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor
Institution: Cornell University
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Field: Organismal Biology
City: Ithaca, NY, USA

General Information: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organismal Biology.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. and preferably postdoctoral experience, demonstrated excellence in their field of organismal biology, a collaborative outlook and a dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Responsibilities: The ideal candidate in this broadly defined search will be an expert on the diversity and natural history of a particular taxonomic group of multicellular organisms, and use this expertise to address fundamental questions that help us understand organismal evolution and the traits and strategies that organisms display. The candidate could work within a variety of disciplines including evolutionary biology, development, physiology and/or ecology, but preference will be given to candidates who employ state-of-the-art mechanistic and experimental approaches in a phylogenetic and/or comparative context.

Instructions: Candidates should submit via the website a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and up to three representative publications. Inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Robert Reed, at

Contact: Robert Reed,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/20/2019
Application Closes: 10/20/2019


Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Delaware State University
Department: Psychology
Field: Evolution and development
City: Dover, DE, USA

General Information: The Center for Neuroscience and the Department of Psychology at Delaware State University is pleased to announce that a Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Charvet lab. The postdoctoral Associate will work with a diverse team to study the evolution and development of human and non-human brains. The goal of this research is to integrate from genetics to neuroimaging to enhance translational work from model organisms to humans.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a solid record of publication.

Qualifications: A PhD degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field is required.

Responsibilities: The following are the functions essential to performing this job:
1. May involve planning and carrying out experiments with human subjects.
2. May involve experiments isolating RNA and performing MRI imaging on post-mortem brains.
3. Purchasing and maintaining research supplies and equipment for the laboratory.
4. Writing manuscripts based on original research and submitting to scientific journals for publication; presenting research at local or international conferences.
5. Training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Instructions: The link to the application is:

Contact: Christine Charvet,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 9/18/2019
Application Closes: 10/18/2020

Title: Assistant Professor (Plant Developmental Biology)
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Field: Plant Developmental Biology
City: Carbondale, IL, USA

General Information: The College of Science and the School of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in developmental biology with expertise in the evolution of plant form. Departments and Schools of the College offer Ph.D., M.S., B.S. and B.A. degrees in various specializations.

Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a doctorate in the Life Sciences or a closely related field, with preference for a specialty area related to the applications of plant developmental biology. Applicants must have significant research experience in the evolution of form and function, and be interested in solving emerging problems. Evidence of research excellence documented through publications and/or funding is required. The candidate must have the potential to develop a vibrant externally funded research program, and the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers, and teach courses in plant diversity, anatomy and/or morphology. This position is responsive to societal needs for more expertise in plant biology, which can be met through research, education and training in plant developmental biology. This position will bridge the gap between theory and application in plant biology, with an anticipated research program competitive for funding through NSF, NIH, and USDA, etc.

Instructions: Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research plans (ca 5-7 pages), (4) a statement of teaching accomplishments, philosophy and interests, and (5) contact information for three references to: (electronic submission of materials in PDF format is preferred)


Attn: Plant Biology Search Committee Chair
School of Biological Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Life Sciences II Room 420, Mail Code 6509
1125 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Contact: Dr. Andrew Wood,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 8/27/2019
Application Closes: 10/18/2019

Title: Assistant Professor/Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Southern Oregon University
Department: Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Biology program
Field: Evolutionary Biologist
City: Ashland, OR, USA

General Information: The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Biology program invites applications for a tenure track, 9 month, Evolutionary Biologist position at the Assistant Professor level. Southern Oregon University is located in the heart of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, one of the most ecologically diverse regions of North America. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2020 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of October 11.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have teaching and research experience including, but not limited to, organismal field, vertebrate, and/or invertebrate biology. We are particularly interested in candidates with the demonstrated ability to integrate field studies of whole organisms with molecular techniques.

Responsibilities: We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research to teach an upper-division Evolution course, a core requirement of our major. Additional teaching will include an upper-division organismal course with a strong field component, participation in the introductory biology sequence, and the development of a general education course that explores evolutionary biology with non-science majors is encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduates that investigates questions relevant to the bioregion.
Instructions: For more information and to apply, please visit: 

Contact: Human Resources,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 8/23/2019
Application Closes: 12/31/2020

Title: Ph.D. student
Position Type: Ph.D. student
Institution: North Carolina State University
Department: Plant and Microbial Biology
Field: plant evolutionary ecology
City: Raleigh, NC, USA

General Information: The Sheth evolutionary ecology lab invites applications for a Ph.D. position beginning in Fall 2020. We study the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying species climatic niches and geographic ranges, with the aim of understanding evolutionary and plastic responses to climatic changes. Primarily using monkeyflowers (historically treated in the genus Mimulus) as a model system, we combine field, greenhouse, and growth chamber experiments, quantitative genetics, and comparative analyses to examine constraints to adaptation in plant populations, species, and clades.

Qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated student with a keen interest in plant evolutionary ecology. Thesis projects can be tied into ongoing research in the lab or developed according to mutual interests. Interested students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with our research and publications at

Responsibilities: NC State’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology offers a highly-rated research environment and is situated in a collaborative and scientifically stimulating atmosphere in the Research Triangle, with both UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University nearby. There is a vibrant and growing community of ecologists and evolutionary biologists spread across multiple departments on campus, including Applied Ecology, Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Forestry and Environmental Resources, Soil and Crop Sciences, and Biochemistry, among others. Raleigh is a lively yet affordable city with a high standard of living, and its surroundings offer numerous recreational activities.

Instructions: Graduate students have the option of applying to the Plant Biology Graduate Program or the Biology Graduate Program with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution, and are typically funded through a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Before submitting a formal application (due January 15), please send the following information to Dr. Sheth at no later than November 1: 1) CV; and 2) a statement of your academic background and previous research experience, current research interests, and why you want to join the lab.

Contact: Seema Sheth,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 8/19/2019
Application Closes: 1/15/2020

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher: Advancing Population and Landscape Genomics in Forest Trees
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: University of Connecticut - Storrs
Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Field: Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, Plant Genomics
City: Storrs, CT, USA

General Information: The Plant Computational Genomics laboratory at the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar. This individual will take a lead role in the development of the integrated CartograTree application ( This web-based software integrates vast amounts of genomic, phenotypic, and environmental data for our diverse user community. In specific, the CartograTree application provides a portal for landscape genomics and association genetics studies of georeferenced forest trees through the implementation of web services and high performance computing resources. In addition, we are committed to developing mechanisms for data sharing among partner databases through Galaxy modules, the Tripal platform (, the GMOD project, and custom analysis/visualization platforms.

Qualifications: The qualified applicant will have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics, or a related field. Biology/Bioinformatics experience is essential and previous experience with software development is desired. The applicant should have experience with Linux/Unix, scripting languages (Python), R, and relational databases.  The applicant must have a strong background in population genetics/genomics and a solid foundation in the statistical considerations for these analysis.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work as part of a small interdisciplinary team of bioinformaticians and data curators. They must have strong skills in population genetics as we are interested in developing intelligent workflows to perform meta-analysis across a range of study designs, marker types, and species. Research efforts will focus on the implementation of these workflows and the associated interactive visualizations.  This project is focused on developing intelligent and efficient methods to integrate and process heterogeneous datasets for association analysis (genotype, phenotype, and environment). The successful candidate will be provided with training opportunities and will attend conferences to present/train users on CartograTree. In addition, publications on innovative software solutions for big data integration and meta-analysis will result.

Instructions: Interested applicants, Please send the following THREE documents: cover letter, research statement, and CV to: Jill Wegrzyn at

Contact: Jill Wegrzyn,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 8/6/2019
Application Closes: 10/31/2019

Title: Phylogenomics post-doc
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department: Botany
Field: Ecology, evolution, biogeography
City: Madison, WI, USA

General Information: Will collaborate in an NSF-funded study of phylogenomics, historical biogeography, climate niche evolution, and floral eco-evo-devo in Calochortus (Liliaceae)

Qualifications: The ideal candidate would be creative, ambitious, and collaborative; trained in molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography; and skilled in the use of analytical programs, data pipelines, work flows, and data sharing and archiving. (S)he should have initiative, perseverance, and good judgment, be a clear thinker, and have strong organizational and writing skills.

Responsibilities: The UW-Madison post-doc will make several key contributions to this exciting research. (S)he will have responsibility for (a) collecting new DNA samples and vouchers; (b) processing these and samples in hand for hybrid DNA enrichment and next-generation sequencing; (c) helping assemble, align, and analyze the resulting sequences to produce nuclear and plastome phylogenies, and calibrate these against time; (d) helping evaluate patterns of conflict among phylogenies to infer patterns of reticulate evolution; (e) using these phylogenies to help recon¬struct patterns of morphological, ecological, and geographic evolution; and (f) helping analyze potential drivers of net rates of species diversification.
The post-doc will work with the PI and colleagues to analyze data, run analyses, interpret data, and write papers. There will also be opportunities to help advise and collaborate with a graduate student conducting a study of developmental allometry in fairy lantern species and relatives, and to cross-train and collaborate with members of the Specht and Strickler labs, which will assume primary responsibility for the genomic components of this project

Instructions: Please submit a CV, a one-page summary of your research goals and how they might relate to this study, and a list of three references with contact information to, with the subject line “Calochortus post-doc”.

Compensation: $47.5K for one year, with option for renewal based on performance
Contact: Thomas Givnish,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 9/16/2019
Application Closes: 1/31/2020

Title: Graduate Assistantship
Position Type: Graduate Assistantship
Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Department of Biology
Field: phylogenetics, population genetics, invasive plants
City: Lafayette, LA, USA

General Information: The Sigel lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is currently recruiting a PhD student interested in pursuing research on the phylogenetics, population genetics, and genomics of the invasive aquatic fern Salvinia molesta. Widely considered one of the world's most invasive and understudied weeds, Salvinia molesta poses an extreme ecological and economic burden in the southeastern United States. This project will involve extensive sampling of contemporary populations and historic herbarium specimens to infer the polyploid and reticulate evolutionary origins of Salvinia molesta, as well as characterize its genetic and epigenetic variation within Louisiana and the adjacent Gulf of Mexico Coastal Region.
This project has recently been recommended for funding by NSF as part of the Consortium for Plant INvasion Genomics (CPING), centered out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This consortium unites researchers several institutions conducting similar projects that leverage herbarium specimens to better understand the evolutionary dynamics underlying plant invasions. There are multiple years of research assistant support for a student pursuing this project. The preferred start date is January 2020.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate and
motivated scientist with previous research experience in evolutionary
biology, phylogenetics, genomics, or a related field. Previous experience conducting molecular work, phylogenetics, and working with genomic data sets is highly preferred but not required. A desire to participate in field collection, learn new skills, and work collaboratively with others is necessary.

Responsibilities: The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a large and productive graduate program, with relatively low TA
loads, guaranteed funding for PhD students, and many available fellowships.
We also have a strong program in Evolutionary Biology with nine new faculty
members in the last 5 years. Information on our graduate program and curriculum can be found at
Lafayette is a college town in south-central Louisiana in the heart of Acadiana, a region known for its Cajun culture, food, and music. Learn more at

Instructions: Include a CV, cover letter highlighting relevant experience and motivations for the position, and contact information for three references. 
Contact: Erin Sigel,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 7/29/2019
Application Closes: 11/1/2019

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