Postdoctoral Associate - Braman Lab

The University of Georgia
Athens Area
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Postdoctoral Associate - Braman Lab



About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Full time

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$53,760 - $54,540

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Coordinating/integrating research lab projects with other personnel, including assisting with training of other research personnel including graduate and undergraduate students

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Investigate and document the community ecology, diversity and host plant preferences of pollinators at the forest/wildland-urban interface in the southeastern US. Design and conduct laboratory and field research projects, data analysis, and reporting of results in peer-reviewed publications via manuscript preparation.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position in Dr. Kris Baman’s lab in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia is available to conduct work on ecology and conservation of pollinators. The primary goals of the research project are to investigate and document the community ecology, diversity, and host plant preferences of pollinators at the forest/wildland-urban interface in the southeastern US. The postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for the design and conduct of laboratory and field research projects, data analysis, and reporting of results as peer-reviewed publications. Specifically, the scientist is expected to work directly with stakeholders and other cooperators to design and implement field-scale research experiments. Opportunities to work with a diverse group of interdisciplinary, inter-agency collaborators will support any specific project interests of the successful applicant.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Entomology/Forestry/Ecology or a relevant discipline with a demonstrated ability to conduct research. A track record of publications with research findings in peer reviewed journals and conferences is expected.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Applicants with experience/skills in one or more of the following areas: modeling and statistics, pollinator microbiomes, community ecology, forest or urban pollinators. Strong communication and interpersonal skills will facilitate establishing effective relationships to represent and promote the research area.

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Typical physical demands required in an office and laboratory settings. Long hours of sitting or standing. Light lifting of up to 25 pounds. Driving.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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