Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

New Orleans, Louisiana
Open Date:
Apr 23, 2021

A post-doctoral scholar position is available immediately in the Van Bael and Karubian Labs to work on NSF funded work related to tropical trees and soil microbiota in Ecuador. 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.

The project will involve (1) fieldwork in Ecuador to collect samples of tropical trees and soils (2) a large shadehouse experiment with 16 tree species in Ecuador (3) Laboratory work at Tulane to prepare genomic libraries for sequencing. The post-doctoral associate will interact with a large team of researchers working on several aspects of a reforestation project in Ecuador.

Applicants with a background in some of the following are especially encouraged to apply: tropical field ecology, plant-microbe interactions, tropical tree diversity, and genomics.

The earliest start date is September 1st, 2021, but this is flexible given the current pandemic. The position would be for one year (contingent upon annual review at year 1) with the possibility of further extension. The starting salary is $54,000/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 tropical ecology, especially relating to plants, and 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: Sunshine Van Bael, [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time