Recruiting PostDoc for NSF Funded Project
The Puritz Lab of Marine Evolutionary Ecology in the department of Biological Sciences at the University of Rhode Island is recruiting highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral position starting in the Fall of 2021 or Spring of 2022. The position is funded through a new NSF grant (see info here or here; graphical abstract below) that uses larval exposures and seascape genomics to investigate how coastal stressors shape the genomic diversity of eastern oyster populations.
The successful candidate will be expected to execute independent research on the evolutionary response eastern oysters to multiple coastal stressors. The project will involve the use of exome capture sequencing, lc-WGS, and/or pooled sequencing methods used in either a single generation experimental or population genomic framework. The candidate will also help coordinate research across the entire project and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.
How to Apply:
We are strongly encouraging applicants from under-represented groups in STEM (including first-generation students) to apply. Interested individuals should contact Jon Puritz directly (jpuritz 'at' uri.edu) before July 31, 2021. Please include a CV, brief description of your previous and current research along with future goals, and the names and contact information for three references.
A PhD (by position start date) with experience in population genomics, marine evolutionary ecology, experimental evolution, or a related field.
Experience working with marine invertebrates, especially relevant experience in laboratory spawning and larviculture. Preferred start date is between September 2021 and January 2022.