Post Doctoral Research Associate - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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Dr. O'Meara is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for NSF-funded work for the effect of ascertainment bias on diversification rate estimates. Dr. O'Meara's lab is based in Knoxville, TN, an area rich in natural beauty and affordability. However, working remotely is possible for candidates with the demonstrated ability to do so successfully. Dr. O'Meara strives to create a welcoming and diverse environment. Research in the lab ranges from empirical work on plant diversification to quantitative trait evolution models to models of protein evolution.

Please feel free to contact Dr. O'Meara with questions before formally applying at: [email protected]

Experience in programming is strongly preferred; experience in R is desired, but not required. If in doubt, apply: please do not self-select yourself out from what might be a mutually beneficial position.

Review of applications will continue until filled. Presubmission inquiries are encouraged.

A PhD in biology, mathematics, or related fields required.

For consideration applicants need to apply at:
Please include the following documents in your online application:
1) A cover letter (include expected completion date of PhD, if appropriate, as well as relevant skills)
2) A CV
3) A short research statement
4) Contact information for two references
5) Link(s) to repositories with examples of code you have written or attachments including such code.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 27, 2022, 1:51:24 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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