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Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholoar Research in Ecological Epigenetics
Job Number:
Organization: University of South Florida
Posted: 1/28/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tampa,  FL    USA
Compensation: $47,659 to Negotiable
Position Description: The University of South Florida is seeking to hire 1 postdoctoral scholar to perform research on epigenetic and physiological mechanisms involved in the spread of the house sparrow across the globe. The individual will work on this research project in the College of Public Health in an effort to obtain federal grant support to expand the scope and extend the duration of the project. Successful candidates will be part of an interdisciplinary program seeking to discern how epigenetic potential (i.e., DNA sequence variation influencing DNA methylation, gene expression and hence phenotypic plasticity) impacts the success of colonizing populations. Work will involve collaborating with and co-managing project personnel, performing various molecular techniques, analyzing resultant data, and writing manuscripts and presenting findings at various meetings. Willingness to travel and work internationally, sometimes for weeks to months at a time, is imperative, as is willingness to contribute to grant writing efforts. The postdoc will have some latitude to develop her/his own research projects, as long as they complement the foci of the main project. Importantly, the Martin lab at USF recently hired a postdoc for a completely different project (i.e., scaling of immunity in mammals); this position is distinct from that one.

USF is one of the 10 largest academic institutions in the United States and offers unique opportunities for collaboration with research institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The postdoc will be located at University of South Florida but will also travel occasionally to collect samples.

Competitive candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in biology, ecology, behavior, and/or evolution, and should have experience working with live vertebrates and some familiarity with molecular techniques (e.g., hormone assays, quantitative PCR, RNA- seq) and associated analyses as well as a solid publication record.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Must have a PhD or equivalent degree in biology, ecology, behavior, and/or evolution; should have experience working with live vertebrates; some familiarity with molecular techniques (e.g., hormone assays, quantitative PCR, RNA-esq) and associated analyses as well as a solid publication record.

Preferred Qualifications: Proficient in Program R or an equivalent, experience with physiological, behavioral, avian field work, and transcriptomics methods. Strong record of research achievements. Candidates must be highly motivated, able to think and work independently but as part of a multidisciplinary research team. Candidates must also be willing to travel internationally, sometimes for long periods.

Organization Description: About USF

The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota- Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Closing Date: 3/15/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Judy Sommers,  Postdoctoral Scholoar Research in Ecological Epigenetics
Contact Location: 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd

Tampa   FL  33617
United States
Contact Location: 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
 
  Tampa   FL  33617
  United States
Contact Phone: 813-974-8861 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: jsommer@health.usf.edu
Web Address:
How to Apply: To apply: Complete an online application. Visit http://employment.usf.edu and search for Job ID 19741. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter describing how their past experiences, current expertise, and planned career path complement this position.

Affirmative Action: USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Additional Information: Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a PhD or equivalent degree in biology, ecology, behavior, and/or evolution; should have experience working with live vertebrates; some familiarity with molecular techniques (e.g., hormone assays, quantitative PCR, RNA-esq) and associated analyses as well as a solid publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in Program R or an equivalent, experience with physiological , behavioral, avian field work and transcriptomics methods. Strong record of reseach achievments. Candidates must be highly motivated, able to think and work independetly but as part of a muitidisciplinary research team. Candidate must be willing to travel internationally, sometimes for long periods.

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