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Veach Lab seeking Post Doc

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Dr. Allison Veach at the University of Texas at San Antonio is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to  work on a collaborative project investigating carbon flow within intermittent rivers. The project is  funded by the Department of Energy and includes collaboration with scientists at Pacific  Northwest National Laboratory. Drs. Brian Laub and Harshad Kulkarni at UTSA will also co-mentor the scholar.  

The Veach lab focuses on understanding drivers of microbial structure and function in natural  environments in response to anthropogenic change. We collect observational and experimental  field and laboratory data in conjunction with performing bioinformatic analyses to answer our  research questions. This position will specifically be focused on microbial responses to flow return and carbon flow in intermittent, urban river ecosystems. Additional information regarding the lab  can be found at 

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a distinguished Hispanic Serving Institution,  committed to advancing the next generation of leaders from Hispanic/Latino and other historically  underrepresented groups through being a model for student success, a great research university,  and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence (see The position will be affiliated with the Department of  Integrative Biology ( in the College of  Sciences ( The scholar will also be affiliated with the Institute for  Water Research, Sustainability and Policy ( The Office of  Postdoctoral Affairs at UTSA ( offers  resources and support to postdoctoral scholars. 

Preferred qualifications include: 

  • Ph.D. in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field by the start date of the  position 
  • Experience or strong interest in stream biogeochemistry and/or microbial ecology - Ability to independently write, and demonstrated record, of scientific peer-reviewed  publications 
  • Experience in molecular microbial ecology approaches in the laboratory  - Experience working in the field under semi-harsh conditions and/or willingness to do so - Quantitative skills in data analysis using python or R 

The anticipated start date is January, 2023 and will be for 1 year. Additional 1-year extension is  possible based on first year performance. This is a funded research associate position with starting  salary at $40,000 and full benefits. It is expected that the postdoctoral scholar will also develop  their own independent research project, related to the theme of the funded project. Funding will be available to attend local and national conferences.  

To apply, please send a 2-page cover letter, CV or Resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact  details for three professional references to Dr. Allison Veach (  Interviews will begin in September, 2022.