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North Dakota State University: Post-doctoral fellow: Pollinator Ecology

(posted 2017-08-08)

North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for this 24-month position to begin service October 1, 2017. This position has the possibility of continuing beyond 24-months as a post-doctoral researcher dependent on adequate performance and funding.

Position Description A highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow is sought to join the labs of Dr. Kendra Greenlee and Dr. Julia Bowsher in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The position is a 2 year fellowship, renewable upon satisfactory performance reviews, up to 5 years as funding permits. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2017 or soon after hiring approval. The successful candidate will develop research in pollinator ecology, focusing on health and performance of solitary and social bees under agricultural management. The postdoctoral fellow will interact with the Insect Cryobiology and Ecophysiology Working Group, which is comprised of scientists at NDSU and USDA-ARS and focuses on improving the storage of managed pollinators, understanding pollinator physiology and responses to environmental stressors. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Candidates must have 1) a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, entomology, or related area from an accredited university, 2) demonstrated experience in ecology, 3) strong oral and written communication skills, including first-author publications, and 4) demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Preferred Preference will be given to candidates with experience or demonstrated interest in 1) pollinator research, 2) plant ecology methods, 3) bees in agricultural settings, 4) beekeeping, 5) mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, 6) grant writing, 7) statistical analysis and/or modeling, 8) promoting a culture of safety in the laboratory, and 9) laboratory management skills.

Application Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of research experience (2 pages maximum), and contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted online at:

Review of applications will begin August 30 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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