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Postdoctoral Fellow in Freshwater Ecology

Fayetteville AR

Posting Number NC1266P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/30939


Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.


About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: “…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.


About the Department:

The Department of Biological Sciences emphasizes cell and molecular biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Biological Sciences maintains one of the largest undergraduate majors in the university. Special topics courses, interdisciplinary graduate programs and undergraduate research opportunities expose students to a rigorous background in basic and advanced biology and allow for specialized coursework.


Summary of Job Duties

The Evans-White Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a 12-month Postdoctoral Fellow in Freshwater Ecology, beginning in February 2019. The successful candidate will oversee daily operations in the laboratory including mentoring of several undergraduate and graduate students and will help coordinate a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. This position will also organize field and laboratory studies, analyze results, and prepare and review reports, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific conferences.

The initial appointment is for one-year, renewable based upon the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.


Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

Ph.D. in biology, natural resources, environmental sciences, ecology, or a related field conferred by the start of employment

Demonstrated research productivity in freshwater ecology


Preferred Qualifications

Experience with ecological and biological stoichiometry theory

Demonstrated familiarity with aquatic invertebrate taxonomy and genetic techniques, such as DNA barcoding


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of ecological genetic approaches

Knowledge of computer coding in R


Close Date 12/31/2018


Recruitment Contact Information

Michelle A. Evans-White

Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator

Director of EcoREU Program

Laboratory Website: https://sites.uark.edu/mevanswh/



All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Posted November 29, 2018

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