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Postdoctoral Research Associate — University of Minnesota–Duluth

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The Department of Biology at the University of Minnesota–Duluth, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Duluth MN, has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate. This is a full-time, 12-month position, with an anticipated funding period of at least two years (pending annual review and funding availability). This opportunity is supported through the Cooperative Training Partnership program between the University of Minnesota (UMN) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The selected candidate would be an employee of the University of Minnesota and would be expected to divide their time between the University of Minnesota (either the Duluth or Twin Cities campus) and the EPA facility in Duluth.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in oceanography, limnology, aquatic ecology, or related field from a regionally-accredited college or university;
  • Excellent record of scientific achievement as indicated by a publication record and extramural funding commensurate with time since PhD;
  • OR a publication record of technical reports, patents or equivalent publications relevant to industry or government;
  • Excellent science writing skills in the English language as demonstrated by application materials, PhD thesis, and/or published manuscripts and reports;
  • Programming skills and/or multivariate and spatial statistics experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • USA citizenship or permanent residency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with analyzing biodiversity and biogeography patterns using a variety of statistical techniques;
  • Working knowledge of morphology-based and/or DNA-based methods for taxonomic identification
  • Familiarity with freshwater North American aquatic fauna (e.g., plankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish), ideally from the Great Lakes and upper midwest region Excellent oral communication skills in the English language., use job code #360463