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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Mathematical/Computational Evolution and Ecology

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Mathematical/Computational Evolution and Ecology
Requisition Number FE01945
Working Title
Department Name 8E300:Biology
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education


Required Related Experience

Expertise in mathematical or computational modeling, experience with scientific computing, interests in evolution and ecology, and a record of publication that reflects the ability to conduct original and independent research.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Van Cleve lab in the Department of Biology (http://vancleve.theoretical.bio) at the University of Kentucky is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar broadly interested in using mathematical and computational tools to study evolutionary and population genomics, evolutionary ecology, and social behavior. Support for the position comes from a recent NSF CAREER award (https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1846260); the specific project is flexible and will broadly relate to understanding how processes at the genetic scale, such as recombination, interact and coevolve with processes at the individual and social group scales. There will be opportunity to develop new theoretical models and new computational methods or tools.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., expertise in mathematical or computational modeling, experience with scientific computing, interests in evolution and ecology, and a record of publication that reflects the ability to conduct original and independent research. Familiarity with C++/Python/Julia is a plus.

The start date is flexible, though a prospective start date sometime in summer 2019 is preferred. The position is renewed each year with review and is funded for a maximum of three years. Salary is $50,000, and benefits are included.

Interested applicants should submit:
1. a 1-2 page statement describing their research interests (upload under Cover Letter)
2. a CV including contact information (e-mail and phone) for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information regarding the position, please contact Jeremy Van Cleve (jvancleve@uky.edu).

The University of Kentucky is the home of a diverse set of research groups that use laboratory, field, computational, and mathematical tools to study questions in population and evolutionary genetics and genomics, ecological genetics, phylogenetics, evolutionary ecology, physiological ecology, conservation biology, behavioral ecology, plant ecology, and other fields in evolution and ecology. These research groups are housed in a number of departments on campus including the Departments of Biology and Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of Entomology, Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology, and Forestry & Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, KY, known for the many bucolic horse farms that surround the city, thoroughbred racing at Keeneland, equestrian events at Kentucky Horse Park. Lexington and the surrounding area is home to many bourbon distilleries and microbreweries and numerous outdoor activities including hiking and world-class climbing at the nearby Red River Gorge. The cost of living in Lexington is modest and many UK students, faculty, and staff live close to the University and commute by walking or biking.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Familiarity with C++/Python/Julia is a plus

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2019-05-08 Expires: 2020-01-08

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