Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Apr 6, 2022

A post-doctoral scholar position is available immediately in the Bats at Tulane (BAT) Lab (PI: Hannah Frank, PhD) to work on an NIH-funded project related to the adaptive immune response to rabies virus vaccination and infection in Jamaican fruit bats. The postdoctoral position is located in New Orleans, LA. 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 goal of the project is to investigate B-cell mediated responses of Jamaican fruit bats to rabies vaccination and infection in collaboration with colleagues at Colorado State University, Stanford University, and the Centers for Disease Control. Applicants with a background in some of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, and bioinformatics.

The earliest start date is April 1, 2022, but this is flexible. The position would be for two years (contingent upon annual review at year 1). The starting salary is $53,760 + 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: Immunology, Microbiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology, Molecular/ Cellular Biology, or Genetics/Genomics.


Experience generating and analyzing genomic data, an interest in immunity of non-model organisms, willingness/ desire to help mentor undergraduate and PhD student trainees

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: please contact Dr. Hannah Frank ([email protected]).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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