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The University of Montana and The University of Nebraska: Postdoctoral positions, Genome-to-phenome connections in wild populations

(posted 2017-09-26)

The University of Montana and The University of Nebraska are seeking applications for two 2-year postdoctoral research associate positions. The positions are funded by a recent NSF award aimed at establishing a collaborative research and training network to advance the science of genome-to-phenome connections in wild populations.

Research activities will center around three core projects, which are united by their conceptual focus on adaptation to spatiotemporal environmental variation: 1.) high altitude adaptation and hypoxia resistance in deer mice, 2.) adaptation to climate change in snowshoe hares and other species that undergo seasonal phenotypic change and 3.) thermal adaptation in yellow monkeyflowers. Successful applicants may extend these core projects in novel directions or propose to work on complementary questions in independent experimental systems with active mentorship from one or members of the UNVEIL network (see below).

The expected salary is approximately $48,000 and the postdoctoral research associates will be provided generous research funds to support their work (up to $30,000/year for two years).

To apply, please visit Candidates must apply online and will be asked to upload the following application materials: a CV, a 1-page description of previous or current research, and a 2-3 page description of proposed research. In addition, the applicant must provide contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment is a 12-month Letter of Appointment, and while the start date is flexible, a start date of January 15, 2018 is preferred. The position renewable for up to two years.

In evaluating applicants, a panel of network members will weigh research creativity, the potential for synergy, and the overall quality of the proposed research. Emphasis will be placed on researchers with integrative programs that would benefit from interaction and technical training by members of the UNVEIL network, and whose programs will stimulate new interactions among network members.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one or more the following project PIs to further refine their application materials:

Zac Cheviron (Ecophysiology and Evolutionary Genomics, http://www.
Lila Fishman (Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics;
Jeff Good (Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics,
Scott Mills (Population Ecology and Global Change Biology,
Kristi Montooth (Evolutionary and Physiological Genetics,
Colin Meiklejohn (Evolutionary and speciation genomics,
Jay Storz (Evolutionary genetics and physiology,

General inquires can be addressed to Zac Cheviron (

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