Burpee Post-Doctoral Fellow in Botany

Location
Lewisburg, PA
Posted
Apr 06, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Martine in the Department of Biology at Bucknell University. The position is a yearly appointment, renewable for up to three years, and has a preferred start date of July 1, 2017.

The position and associated research activity is funded by the David Burpee Endowment at Bucknell. The goals of the current project are to generate, manage, and analyze datasets related to topics that may include species boundaries, demography, population genetics, phylogeography, niche evolution, and conservation of angiosperm lineages of the Australian Monsoon Tropics. Efforts will also be made to sustain projects the successful candidate has previously established. The position includes participation in the liberal arts educational mission of Bucknell, including mentoring of undergraduate research.

Job Duties:
In collaboration with Dr. Chris Martine, Burpee Professor in Plant Genetics and Research, the Postdoctoral Researcher will:
- Supervise undergraduate researchers, master's students, and laboratory technicians.
- Generate, manage, and analyze genomic datasets.
- Manage and maintain a new genomics/bioinformatics lab.
- Help to organize and participate in remote fieldwork.
- Assist with management of living collections maintained in our research greenhouse and conduct greenhouse-based experiments.
- Assist with management of the Wayne E. Manning Herbarium.
- Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, write grant proposals, and present results at regional/national meetings.
- Integrate research outcomes with ongoing conservation efforts in Australia and elsewhere, including recognizing taxa/populations of concern.
- Explore novel approaches to dissemination and outreach.
- Have the opportunity to mentor and instruct students as part of Bucknell's mission to provide a superior undergraduate experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate must have a Ph.D. (at date of appointment) in botany, plant biology, ecology & evolution, or related field; proficiency in oral and written English language skills; experience with acquisition and analysis of genomic/genetic data; experience in bioinformatics/phylogenetic software and analysis; and demonstrated experience in preparing publications and grant proposals. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:
A background/interest in plant systematics, reproductive biology, and/or biogeography is preferred. Ability to write computer scripts is also a preference, as is experience in the culture and care of research plants.

Physical Demands:
May require remote fieldwork.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns.

Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution, that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs.

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