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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Integrative Biology

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK

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Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Salary: $50,000
Workload: 100% FTE
Duration: 12 months, with the possibility to extend up to 03/31/2029 contingent upon performance and
available funding.

Job Description: The Reichert lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University
is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF funded project on the energetic drivers of
individual variation in animal communication behavior. The project focuses on the relationship between
metabolic rate and acoustic signaling behavior in gray treefrogs and will involve field recordings of
acoustic signals, playback experiments to assess behavioral plasticity, measurement of metabolic rate
using respirometry and investigations of the genetic basis of metabolic and behavioral phenotypes. The
postdoc will be expected to lead the data collection on project experiments, develop new projects in line
with their interests and the aims of the grant, communicate project results through scientific
publications and presentations and contribute to student mentorship. The Reichert lab is dedicated to
the professional development of all lab members and there will be opportunities to develop skills in
teaching, mentorship and outreach. The lab is also dedicated to a research environment that is
supportive of all members. The position can start as early as April 15, 2024, but the start date can be
adjusted based on the selected candidate’s availability.

Requirements: The candidate should have earned a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, behavior or a related
field by the time they are hired, and should be experienced in working on large-scale research projects.
In addition, the candidate will have experience working with data curation, analysis and scientific
publication, and have the ability to work collaboratively with the PI and others on the project in both
field and lab settings. Candidates with experience in any of the following are especially encouraged to
apply: bioacoustics, behavioral energetics, behavioral genetics, individual behavioral variation, advanced
mixed modeling techniques.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and
state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed
to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age,
sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or
veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For
more information, visit

To apply please submit a cover letter describing interest in the project and previous research
experience, and a current CV to Two letters of reference should be
also be submitted by the applicant’s academic referees to the Interfolio platform. Applications will be
evaluated until the position is filed, but review of applications will begin April 5, 2024 and the aim is to
have the position filled prior to summer fieldwork if possible. For further information about the position,
please contact Michael Reichert: (


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