Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Biological Sciences - 511813

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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Research/Scientific

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 204411 - Biological Sciences

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: Postdoctoral positions are available at The University of Alabama to individuals with research interests. Individuals holding these positions are to conduct research with various faculty members on a variety of projects.

The University of Alabama seeks applications for Postdoctoral positions. Successful candidates will hold terminal degrees and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in a research area or areas covered by the College. The College and or hiring department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Marine Sciences, or related field.

Skills and Knowledge: Applicants must have a passion for coastal wetlands and field-based research on ecosystem functions, competence with statistical techniques and protocols to assess primary production, organic matter decomposition, marsh surface elevation change, and/or ecosystem responses to disturbance. Responsibilities will include designing and conducting experiments, analyzing and publishing datasets, presenting research at conferences or workshops, working collaboratively with other lab members and partners, and contributing to grant proposals or reports.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and strong data management and statistical analysis skills. Preference will be given to candidates with field and laboratory work experience.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 17 Nov 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Nov 2020 Central Standard Time

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Posted: 10/24/2020
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