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  • Postdoc in avian speciation and/or microbiomes

    Marcella Baiz
    • Employer: University at Buffalo (SUNY)
      Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Baiz Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position.

    Position: Postdoctoral Associate, full time

    Location: University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY, USA

    Salary: Year 1: $54,840, Year 2: $55,937. The position also includes health care benefits. 

    Start date: Fall 2023/Spring 2024 (start date is negotiable)

    Description: Research in the Baiz Lab uses molecular tools to understand the process of speciation in vertebrate systems, from genes underlying reproductive isolation and adaptation to differentiation of host-associated symbiont communities. 

    Current projects focus on (1) understanding the evolution of avian pigmentation, (2) hybrid zone studies involving gut microbiome variation, gene introgression, and color phenotypes, and (3) phylosymbiosis. Ideal candidates will have research interests in speciation, population genetics, microbiomes, and/or evolutionary genomics. The candidate is encouraged to analyze existing datasets and/or samples currently in the lab, and is also encouraged to develop new projects closely related to research themes in the lab. 

    Opportunities include:

    ·      Support for conference travel

    ·      Development of independent research projects/grant proposals

    ·      Bioinformatic analysis 

    ·      DNA extraction and sequencing

    ·      Fieldwork

    ·      Mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students

    Lab website: https://baizlab.weebly.com

    Minimum qualifications: PhD in evolutionary biology/ecology, or a related field.

    Application: Interested applicants should submit their CV and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Marcella Baiz (mbaiz@buffalo.edu).

    Outstanding Benefits Package: Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About The University at Buffalo: The University at Buffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day.

    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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