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Woodstoich 4 Workshop: Call for Working Group Leader Applications

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Three working group leaders are needed for the Woodstoich 4 Workshop to be held in August 2019 at Flathead Biological  Station, Montana.  The meeting is being organized by Dr Michelle Evans-White (University of Arkansas) and Dr Jim Elser  (University of Montana) 

Responsibilities:  Group leaders will lead small, diverse groups of early-career  scientists in analyses and manuscripts featuring innovative ideas that can  invigorate ecology & evolution by improving and expanding the use of  stoichiometric theory. It is generally expected that group leaders will be  postdocs or senior (close to completion) PhD students. Group leaders will be  selected and notified prior to December 31, 2018. Group leaders will meet  with workshop co-organizers remotely to flesh out project ideas and evaluate  workshop participant applicants to form their groups. All group participants  will be selected by April 2019 and working group leaders will begin  coordinating work on analyses and manuscripts by group members remotely  to produce a rough draft prior to the workshop. The manuscript draft will be  completed during a 5-day workshop in August 2019. Resulting manuscripts will be submitted and rapidly peer-reviewed  (24-h) during the workshop for potential publication in  Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (FEE).  The workshop is free to all accepted participants (incl food & lodging) and travel expenses for USA participants will be compensated. 

Application materials:  Please submit the following application materials  in  one  pdf document  to :  a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including a list of the contact information for 3  references, and a Woodstoich project proposal (2-page limit describing potential project(s) you would lead by  15 November  2018  for priority consideration. Additional information about workshop timeline and location can be found here  ( Please direct any questions to the organizers via

Required qualifications:  Completed Ph.D. or PhD candidacy (by 1  January 2019) in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, or a related  discipline and no prior participation in earlier Woodstoich workshops. 

Preferred qualifications:  Demonstrated record of innovative research productivity in area of ecological / biological  stoichiometry.  team-leadership skills.  

Starting date:  Group leaders should be available for monthly meetings with workshop co-organizers starting January  2019. 

We en courage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute diversity to the  workshop. We welcome early-career applications with out regard to age, race, national origin, disability, religion, marital  or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.