Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stream Ecology, Department of Biology

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Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Stream Ecology, Department of BiologyPosition TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Stream Ecology, Department of BiologyPosition NumberJob CategoryUniversity FacultyJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusRogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation CodeBIOLOGY (02112A)Department NameBIOLOGYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? YesDuties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertise in the area of stream ecology. The position is for one year. For more information about the department visit www.luc.edu/biology.

The postdoc will work with Dr. Timothy Hoellein on a funded research project that will quantify the role of anthropogenic litter (e.g., trash) in driving the community and ecosystem dynamics of urban streams. The project will include field and laboratory work that spans physical and biological dimensions of stream ecosystems, including geomorphology, water chemistry, and microbial biofilms. The post-doc will have the opportunity to complete analysis and writing on existing datasets to generate numerous publications. The post-doc also will be responsible for teaching one course during the academic year, on the topic of introductory biology or ecology in the Department of Biology.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or a related field, experience with stream ecology field work, and a valid U.S. driver’s license. Applicants with prior experience in geographic information systems, stream ecology, molecular microbial ecology, and bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or a related field, experience with stream ecology field work, and a valid U.S. driver’s license. Applicants with prior experience in geographic information systems, stream ecology, molecular microbial ecology, and bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, are especially encouraged to apply.

Open Date06/04/2020Close DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply on-line at http://www.careers.luc.edu and submit a letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a brief statement describing their research interests and experience. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be solicited immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact Dr. Hoellein ([email protected])

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Quick Link for Postinghttp://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/13930Job NumberTBDOrganizational LocationPROVOSTPosting Details

Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date07/01/2020Position End DateOpen Until FilledYesApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
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  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
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