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Postdoctoral Fellow in Freshwater Ecology

Graduate & Postdoc
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Position: The Evans-White Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, invites applications for a 12-month postdoctoral fellow in Freshwater Ecology beginning in February 2019.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, or related field prior to appointment and demonstrated research productivity in freshwater ecology.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates that apply biological and ecological stoichiometry theory and are familiar with invertebrate taxonomy and genetic techniques, such as DNA barcoding, are preferred.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will oversee daily operations in the laboratory including mentoring of several undergraduate and graduate students and will help coordinate a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. They will also organize field and laboratory studies, analyze results, and prepare and review reports, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific conferences.

The Department: The Department of Biological Sciences emphasizes cell and molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology. Biological sciences maintains one of the largest undergraduate majors in the university. Special topics courses, interdisciplinary graduate programs and undergraduate research opportunities expose students to a rigorous background in basic and advanced biology and allow for specialized coursework. More information about the department can be found at:

The University: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide spectrum of disciplines. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and offers more than 200 academic programs. The university maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 that promotes personal attention and mentoring opportunities. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas 63 among the 623 American public research universities, and the university’s goal is be top 50 by the celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2021.

Application: Submit a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, and a 2-page research statement to The names, titles, email addresses, and contact numbers of three professional references willing to provide letters of recommendation will be requested during the application process. Specific inquiries may be directed to Dr. Michelle Evans-White ( Completed applications received by January 11, 2019 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Starting Date: The anticipated start date is February 2019

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.