Washington University of St. Louis Biology in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. This position will have a start date of 1 Nov 2018 and will be a three-year funded position.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Biology. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions

The Botero Lab at Washington University in Saint Louis (https://boterolab.weebly.com) is seeking a creative and self-motivated postdoctoral colleague on the Evolutionary Ecology of the Avian Brain.

This position will help develop our research program on the evolution of brain size variation in birds. The position will involve highly collaborative, multi-institutional work on a range of topics, including ecological niche theory and biogeography. In year 1, the project will also involve three or four short visits to museum collections across the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with training and mentoring of graduate students and undergraduates, develop synergistic projects, write grants, produce first-authored publications and contribute to co-authored papers.

Required Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have obtained a PhD degree in a relevant field by the anticipated starting date (Nov. 2018). Strong quantitative background and R programming skills are important, as well as a solid background in ecology and evolution. Experience in biogeography (e.g., ability to process and work with geographic data sets) is highly desired. Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a research team is a must.

Salary Range

Salary will be in the range of $48,432—$50,245, depending on qualifications.

Applicant Special Instructions

Inquiries and CVs should be addressed to Prof Carlos A. Botero (cbotero@wustl.edu).

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biology - 41258

Job ID: 41258

Location: School of Arts & Sciences

Full/Part Time: Full-Time