Postdoctoral position available (Posted August 23, 2017):
A postdoctoral position is available in the newly instituted Uyeda lab at Virginia Tech. My lab develops and applies phylogenetic comparative methods in a variety of empirical systems with the goal of connecting analysis of macroevolutionary patterns with a process-based understanding of evolution. Candidates will have substantial opportunity to develop their own research projects and interests so long as they have overlap with the goals of the lab. Examples of current research topics include the evolution of physiological and metabolic traits, integrating biomechanical performance landscapes into comparative models, and using phenotypic ontologies in trait evolutionary models. Experience with programming (particularly in R), computational biology, Bayesian statistical modeling, quantitative genetics, and/or phylogenetics are also desirable. Candidates from either math/theory/computational or empirical backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Initial appointment is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal. I will begin considering applicants on September 15th, 2017
; but position will remain open until filled. For questions and informal inquiries, please contact me at email@example.com
PhD in relevant field (evolution, organismal biology, statistics, computational biology, etc.)
Experience in the development of phylogenetic comparative methods
Experience with Bayesian statistical modeling
How To Apply:
Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application,
cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of references to
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