Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of California Los Angeles Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Job #JPF06712
  • ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY / L&S Life Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Postdoctoral Employee

Application Window

Open July 26th, 2021 through Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Grether Lab)

APPLICATION WINDOW
Applications received by October 1, 2021 will be given full consideration. After that date, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is February 1, 2022. The initial appointment will be for 1 year at 100% time, with the possibility of reappointment for up to three years in total.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Grether Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks to recruit one Postdoctoral Scholar. We are embarking on a new phase of research on rubyspot damselflies, with joint funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The project title is “Interspecific interference, character displacement and range expansion”. The overall goal is to make general contributions to knowledge of how behavioral interference between species affects ecological and evolutionary processes. This is a collaboration between the Grether lab at UCLA and the Drury lab at Durham University. For a brief summary of the scientific aims and broader impacts of the project, and to read about our past discoveries with this highly tractable study system and the theoretical advances they led to, go to the “Join our team” page on the Grether Lab UCLA website (https://sites.lifesci.ucla.edu/eeb-gretherlab/new-grad-and-post-doc-openings/).

The project entails several months of intensive fieldwork on rivers and streams in Central and North America. The UCLA postdoc will be expected to spend extended periods in the field, take on leadership roles, and participate fully in the data analysis and writing phases of the project. (The project also includes genomic benchwork and phylogeographic and landscape genomic analyses at Durham University.)

Qualifications for the position include a track record of high-quality research in ecology and evolutionary biology (broadly defined), significant field research experience, a strong publication record, excellent data management and statistical skills, and leadership experience. Spanish language proficiency is highly desired. No special knowledge of insects is required. We value diversity of all kinds and embrace the University of California’s nondiscrimination policy. Please note, however, that the fieldwork is physically demanding and requires fine-motor skills and “normal” (trichromatic) color vision.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply, email your CV, a cover letter, pdfs of up to three publications, and 2-3 references directly to Greg Grether at ggrether@ucla.edu OR submit the same materials through UC Recruit and send an email to Dr. Grether to notify him that you have done so. The cover letter should describe your research experience to date, any relevant abilities or skills, and your specific interests in joining this project.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

JOB LOCATION
UCLA campus and field sites in Central and North America.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualifications for the position include a track record of high-quality research in ecology and evolutionary biology (broadly defined), significant field research experience, a strong publication record, excellent data management and statistical skills, and leadership experience. Spanish language proficiency is highly desired. No special knowledge of insects is required. We value diversity of all kinds and embrace the University of California’s nondiscrimination policy. Please note, however, that the fieldwork is physically demanding and requires fine-motor skills and “normal” (trichromatic) color vision.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • PDFs of up to three publications
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

None

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06712

Help contact: rger@lifesci.ucla.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.