POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN AQUATIC CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
David Lodge Lab, Cornell University
A postdoctoral research position is available to pursue collaborative research that would inform the management and policy of freshwater and/or marine ecosystems, with a focus on invasive species and their interactions with other drivers of global change. Experience with environmental DNA (eDNA) or related genetic methods and/or coastal marine ecosystems would be especially valuable. The postdoctoral fellow would join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, and lead one or more efforts within an NSF Coastal SEES project that includes a global network of collaborators working in coastal environments. Subprojects might focus on one or more of the following: metagenetic characterization of freshwater and marine communities with eDNA; quantitative analysis to forecast species dispersal and range changes caused by shipping and other vectors, and interactions with climate change; quantification of the ecological and economic impacts of invasions; and management and policy of invasive species at local, national or global scales. Intellectual leadership would be expected, with the choice of topic(s) depending on experience and interests. Opportunities for collaborations exist with other biologists, big data scientists, economists, and policy experts. The postdoc would assist with the organization and administration of projects, including organizing eDNA sampling with collaborators around the world, and contribute to on-going publication preparation.
Funding is available for at least two years. Applicant screening is rolling; the desired start date is as soon as possible (summer/fall 2016) but not later than spring 2017. Salary and benefits will be competitive.
The postdoc would be supervised by David Lodge, who has recently moved to Cornell from Notre Dame (Lodge Lab website in transition). Collaborations with other researchers at Cornell, Notre Dame, and other universities will be encouraged.
Applicants should email (in one pdf document) a letter describing prior research experience and current interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to David Lodge. The subject line of the email should read “Coastal SEES Postdoctoral Application 2016.” Additional postdoctoral opportunities at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future may also interest prospective applicants.