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A postdoctoral position in East African savanna ecology and evolution is available in the Anderson Lab in the Department of Biology at Wake Forest University (http://wfu.me/andersonlab/). The preferred start date for the position is March 2022 and is initially available for one year but is renewable for an additional year conditioned on mutual agreement and satisfactory work.Job Description
The position is supported by a multi-institution NSF grant that aims to better understand the feedbacks and linkages between ecology and evolution through an integrated study of savanna trees in the Acacia clade (Vachellia and Senegalia). The successful applicant will split time between WFU and NM-AIST in Arusha, Tanzania and will lead a field study of Acacia trait responses to ecological factors and how these drivers have shaped the distribution of Acacias across the African continent.
As a postdoc on this project, you will work with a collaborative team of faculty, postdocs, and students from Wake Forest University, The University of Michigan and Nelson Mandela - African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania across fields such as genomics, evolution and ecology. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biology, plant biology, ecology and evolution, or a related field. Experience working on ecology related questions in a field setting, especially in east Africa, is highly preferred. Desirable skill sets include demonstration of successful project/personnel management, advanced statistics, trait evolution and species distribution analysis.Additional Job Description
Wake Forest University is a top-ranked private university located in friendly, affordable Winston-Salem, North Carolina. WFU is committed to the development of faculty and researchers as Teacher-Scholars, and provides ample opportunities for professional development, leadership, and mentorship for investigators at all levels.Time Type Requirement
Full timeNote to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.