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Postdoctoral Fellow in Community Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology (Lau Lab)

Bloomington IN

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Lau Lab in the Department of Biology at Indiana University (https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/lau-jennifer.html).

We are seeking applicants interested in community ecology or evolutionary ecology to lead projects investigating the evolution of the legume-rhizobium mutualism, the role of microbes in plant adaptation to global change, and/or how species and genetic diversity influence restoration success through both ecological and evolutionary processes. Because the position is funded in part through new faculty start-up, there is flexibility in the post-doc’s choice of project and in the design of future experiments. As a result, we welcome applications from creative and ambitious individuals interested in bringing their own personal expertise and ideas to these projects.

The Department of Biology has a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and excellent facilities for conducting plant ecology and evolution research (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/). Postdocs will have ample opportunity to interact and collaborate with other labs and with the Environmental Resilience Institute (https://eri.iu.edu/).


Basic Qualifications

A Ph.D. in ecology or evolution or a related field is required.

For full consideration, applicants must have a passion for field and greenhouse work, strong writing skills, statistical expertise, and a history of performing strong, creative, question-based science.


Department Contact for Questions

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Lau (jenlau@iu.edu) to discuss the position in advance.


Please contact Jeremy Bennett (jebennet@iu.edu) for all other inquiries.


Additional Qualifications

Salary and Rank $47,484 plus full benefits


Special Instructions

Interested parties should email a cover letter containing a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for three potential letter writers to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8131.


The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

For Best Consideration Date 09/15/2019

Expected Start Date 11/01/2019

Posted August 2, 2019

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