POOL: Postdoctoral Researcher

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Position Overview

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology invites qualified Ph.D. biologists to submit applications, which will be reviewed by individual faculty members and placed in a pool for consideration for research positions in all fields and related areas. To see a list of faculty members and their research opportunities please visit the following web site:  http://eeb.ku.edu/faculty .

Job Description

40% Conduct research in the scientific area of a faculty member in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and its affiliated researchers.

30% Prepare and present updates on ongoing research, provide written reports on research progress, participate in group meetings and present seminars to scientific community when asked.

20% Assist with supervision of graduate and undergraduate students with their research. Provide leadership to students and train them on proper procedures for all instruments and safety regulations in the laboratory setting.

10% Maintain an up-to-date file of current literature, referencing pertinent to the ongoing research project.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) records of accomplishment entered into CVs, (2) descriptions of research and educational experiences provided in application materials, (3) references, and/or (4) publications.

  • Ph.D or ABD in Biology or related discipline.
  • Strong research history in a field related to one or more of the Biology disciplines.
  • Excellent communications skills as evidenced by application materials.
  • NOTE:

    To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title or equivalent title, it is necessary to have the Ph.D. in hand.  Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an Acting basis not to exceed 6-months. Appointment duration will be extended upon final verification of degree.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Substantial experience working as a member of a research team.
  • Supervisory experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Evidence of existing scientific collaborations.

  • Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.  If the department is interested in your application, you will be contacted and asked to supply the following information for the interview committee: a publication list, academic records, and 2 or 3 of your publications in PDF format.

    Deadline/Review Date:  Applications will be accepted on an ongoing, continuous basis.

    Estimated Start Date:  Ongoing-hires will be made on an as needed basis.

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    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    Varies, TBD with supervisor

    Conditions of Employment

    Contingent on Funding, Limited Term

    Work Location Assignment



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