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Postdoc and graduation positions - University of Alabama

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Postdoc and Graduate Student Opportunities at the University of Alabama.

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow and 1-2 PhD students to work in Dr. Dr Steve Thomas’ Laboratory investigating a range of stream ecology topics.  The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution and applicants from all dimensions of human diversity are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral position:  The successful candidate will have experience modeling ecosystem processes and/or trophic interactions.  Experience working with lotic ecosystems is advantageous, but candidates from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  The person hired for this position will be encouraged to further develop a novel isotope tracer model (IsoTracer) and apply it to both new and existing data. Existing data include extended stable isotope additions to streams in which suspected ecosystem drivers (e.g., light and fish) were experimentally manipulated.  The applicant would also have access to previously published data that were analyzed using more conventional approaches.  In addition, the person in this position will also be encouraged to further develop the modeling approach to simultaneously model both carbon and nitrogen flow through lotic food webs using isotope data collected in a prior research effort.  Lastly, the person in this position will have the opportunity to work with an NSF-funded research team exploring the flow of carbon and nitrogen within the microbiome associated with Cladophora in the Eel River of Northern California using state of the art molecular techniques.  For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Steve Thomas (  A complete description can be found here.  (link:  

PhD Students:  The Thomas Lab is also looking for 1-2 PhD students.  Research directions are flexible, but we are searching for 1 person to develop research in support of the Cladophora Microbiome Project in the Eel River of Northern California.  The focus of the second position is flexible, but someone interested in working on the biogeochemistry of streams in the Southeastern US. is preferred.  For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Steve Thomas (

Review of applicants will begin November 25th and continue until the positions are filled.