Back to top

Postdoc in River Food Web Ecology

Expiration Date: 

The Post Lab at Yale University ( and the Subalusky Lab at University of Florida ( are seeking a postdoctoral associate to study aquatic secondary production in response to wildlife subsidies in the Mara River, Kenya. The successful candidate will combine comparative and experimental methods to test predictions that the magnitude of resource subsidies influences trophic structure and function. The majority of the position will be based in the field in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, and the remainder of the position will be based at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Prior experience studying aquatic food webs, measuring secondary production, and conducting field research in remote locations is preferred. The candidate must have a PhD in biology, ecology, or a related field. The candidate will join a long-running project in the Mara River Basin ( and work with collaborators at Yale, UF, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Review of applications will begin 1 January 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is spring 2019. To apply, please email a brief letter of introduction and your CV to Please include "Mara Postdoc" in the subject line.

Contact information: David M. Post, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511. 203-432-3005

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and under-represented groups.