Postdoctoral Fellow Plant Evolutionary Biology and Speciation in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Massachusetts, United States
11 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Position Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Robin Hopkins, in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. The Hopkins lab conducts research on plant speciation and processes of local adaptation. Major areas of research include determining the genetic basis of reproductive isolating mechanisms, understanding the role of natural selection in speciation, investigating the role of pollinators in plant speciation and adaption, and using population genetics to untangling the forces of gene flow and selection during local adaptation.

This opening is for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with expertise in some of the following areas: field research, population genetics, quantitative genetics, plant biology, statistics, and genetics/genomics. All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The postdoc will be based at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and have access to all the resources available through the Organismic and Evolutionary Department. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and will include a competitive salary and full benefits.

Interested candidates please contact Robin Hopkins at rhopkins@fas.harvard.edu. Applications should include: a cover letter, a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals, CV, and contact information for three references.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in biology, plant biology, genetics, evolutionary biology or a closely related field

Additional Qualifications

A successful applicant will have:

  • Extensive independent research experience
  • Creativity and independence
  • Field or greenhouse research experience
  • Genetic or molecular lab experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Special Instructions

Application review will begin July 15, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. Applications include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals. 
  4. Names and contact information of 3 references

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Robin Hopkins rhopkins@fas.harvard.edu with questions regarding the position or application process.

For further information about the Hopkins lab visit http://hopkins-lab.org/. For further information about OEB visit http://www.oeb.harvard.edu. For further information about the Arnold Arboretum visit http://arboretum.harvard.edu/

Contact Email rhopkins@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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