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Postdoctoral Associate

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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0160246
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Muñoz Lab in Biological Sciences to study the ecological and evolutionary physiology of ectotherms using spatial analysis. The successful applicant will be part of collaborative research projects examining the geographic and phylogenetic distribution of physiological diversity. Projects may include paleoclimatic modeling of species’ distributions, mechanistic modeling under climate change scenarios, and spatial analysis of physiological and phylogenetic diversity. Amphibians and reptiles are preferred systems, though there is flexibility. Ideally the applicant has experience in some of the following approaches: mechanistic species distribution modeling, paleoclimatic modeling, spatial analyses, ecological physiology, and phylogenetic comparative methods. In addition to collaborating with lab projects, the applicant would also have room for independent research that relates to ecological/evolutionary physiology. Funds are available to assist with independent research projects.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in appropriate field (ecology, evolution, organismal biology, geography, or similar field)

Preferred Qualifications:

Spatial analysis of species’ distributions
Physiological and biophysical ecology
Paleoclimatic modeling

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting
SR0160246. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 08/31/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Biological Sciences
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 40 hours (or as needed)
Job Posting Date: 04/12/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/26/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75336

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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