University of Virginia, Biology

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Position ID:University of Virginia-Biology-BIOLOGYRESEARCHSCIENTIST [#15865, R0012841]
Position Title: Research Scientist in Biology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/01/15, listed until 2020/08/31)
Position Description:    

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The University of Virginia's Evolutionary Ecology & Genetics Lab, under the direction of Dr. Alan O. Bergland, seeks applicants for a Research Scientist position. The position will involve working on the evolutionary genetics of sexual dynamics in the model cyclic parthenogen, Daphnia pulex. This position will offer the opportunity to conduct laboratory experiments, data-analysis, and field work while conducting research examining the generation and stability of polymorphism associated with sexual dynamics in the wild.

The Research Scientist will also provide leadership in the area of evolutionary genetics by assisting in the training of graduate and undergraduate students, help maintain a collegial lab culture, maintain detailed scientific records of their work, and help keep laboratory safety regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. Three years of post-doctoral experience is required. Ability to set-up and maintain large experiments using Daphnia required. Strong writing ability is required. The qualified candidate must also have the capacity to generate and analyze high-throughput sequencing libraries. Experience managing student researchers is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach the following documents; o A cover letter that explains why you are interested in joining the Bergland lab, your career goals, and a brief summary of your relevant research experience (max. 2 pages) o Curriculum vitae o Contact information for three (3) references. Listing them here represents permission to contact them unless you specify otherwise.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box labeled CV/Resume.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at .

For more information on the benefits available to research scientists at UVA, visit

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
409 McCormick Rd Rm 063
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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