Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

New Orleans, La.
Open Date:
Jul 28, 2020

A post-doctoral scholar position is available immediately in the Ferris Lab to work on NIH funded work related to the genetic and phenotypic basis of adaptation and speciation in Monkeyflowers (Mimulus). The Ferris Lab, located in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University, values diversity in all forms and is committed to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Applications from candidates passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion with overlapping scientific interests are encouraged to apply.

Possible projects include (1) a long-term field study in the Sierra Nevada, CA to examine spatially and temporally varying phenotypic and genomic selection, (2) mapping the genetic basis of parallel evolution within and between species, (3) examining the genomic basis of local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity, and (4) investigating the genetic and phenotypic basis of adaptation and reproductive isolation with gene flow in sympatric species. Applicants with a background in some of the following are especially encouraged to apply: evolutionary biology, genomics, quantitative or population genetics, and ecological field research.

The earliest start date is September 1st, 2020, but this is flexible given the current pandemic and a remote “ghost-doc” start could be worked out. The position would be for three years (contingent upon annual review at year 1) with the possibility of further extension. The starting salary is $50,004/year + full benefits.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane is a diverse and welcoming community of scientists with excellent scholarship across a wide range of ecological and evolutionary topics. Tulane is a private, research one university and a member of the 63 prestigious Association of American Universities. Tulane is a collegial, collaborative, and stimulating environment for learning and research and is ranked among the top 40 universities by US News Report. New Orleans is a beautiful, vibrant, multicultural, and truly unique city in which to work and live.



PhD in one of these fields: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, or Genetics/Genomics.


Experience working with genomic data, a strong conceptual background in evolutionary biology, especially relating to population and/or quantitative genetics, experience with field work.

Application Instructions:

To Apply Submit:

  • One page Cover Letter
  • C.V.
  • A relevant publication or manuscript in preparation
  • Contact information for 2 References

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Informal inquiries about the position are encouraged: [email protected]




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Posted: 8/14/2020
Application Due: 2/11/2021
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