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Auburn University: Postdoctoral Position, Evolutionary Ecology

(posted 2017-10-02)

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Warner Lab at Auburn University. The successful candidate will be involved primarily with research on developmental plasticity and population biology of brown anole lizards (Anolis sagrei). The Warner Lab has generated a large database from a 7-year mark-recapture study on 3-6 island populations (data on ~20,000 individuals) of brown anoles. The successful candidate will be expected to work with this database to explore a variety of questions about (but not limited to) spatial and temporal variation in population demographics, phenotypic selection, and habitat use. The post-doc will also be involved with research on the ecology and evolution of embryonic responses to incubation environments, which is another major research focus in the lab. The post-doc will be expected to assist with training graduate students in the lab, develop synergistic projects, write grants, and produce first authored papers and contribute to co-authored papers. There will also be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research, with the hope that the post-doc will develop their own research program to carry to a future faculty position.

For more information about the Warner Lab, visit

For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences, visit

Required: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (including but not limited to evolution, ecology, physiology, behavior) at time of hire; demonstrated track record of creative, productive research; ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment with graduate and undergraduate students; strong background in ecology and evolutionary biology; excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills. Preferred: Expertise and skills with mark-recapture statistics, GIS, reptile egg incubation, field research on lizards. Availability: The position start date is targeted for January 2018, but this is somewhat flexible. This is a one-year, full-time position with the possibility of renewal for a total of 2 years, pending satisfactory work.

This announcement is informal in nature and candidates of interest will be asked to submit a formal application for complete consideration after initial screening.

If interested, please send the following materials to Dan Warner ( 1) a current CV with contact information for three references; (2) a short (1-2 page) statement of interest in this opportunity with a list of relevant skills. Screening of applications will begin 31 October 2017, and continue until the position is filled.