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Postdoctoral Associate

Research / Scientific

Blacksburg

Postdoctoral Associate

  • 524016
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Biological Sciences
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

A postdoctoral associate position is available for a 1-year postdoc in the Uyeda lab at Virginia Tech to study the evolution of macroevolutionary constraints on the evolution of thermal physiology in salamanders using simulation modeling in association with a Templeton Foundation grant. The work is in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Martha Munoz at Yale University. The successful candidate will assist the PI to develop and apply population genetic simulation models of quantitative thermal traits. Candidate will also develop their own research projects and interests, mentor students, and work with collaborators on the project. Experience with population genetic simulation software, such as SLiM, is preferable, as well as experience working with thermal physiological data. Applications will begin being considered on December 22nd, 2022, with an anticipated start date in the Fall of 2023. Remote work may be considered for qualified candidates.

The Uyeda lab strongly values building a diverse and inclusive workspace, and efforts to place the priority on the well-being and success of lab members. Please contact me for any questions and informal inquiries, at juyeda@vt.edu.

Required Qualifications

- PhD in relevant field (evolution, organismal biology, statistics, computational biology, etc.). PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience in with population genetics
- Experience using SLiM
- Experience with thermal physiology data in a relevant group (e.g. salamanders)

Materials Submission

A completed application will include a CV, cover letter and a list of three professional references with their preferred contact information. 

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience but within budget maximum

Review Date

December 22, 2022

Additional Information

 

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dreama Price at dreama@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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