Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Position ID:Cornell-Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-POSTDOCASSOC1 [#15664]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2019/12/05)
Position Description:    

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College of Arts and Sciences 
Cornell University 
Ithaca, NY 

Postdoctoral Associate: Adaptive diversification of frogs along the Brazilian Dry Diagonal 

A fulltime postdoctoral position is available in the Zamudio laboratory, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. This position is funded by an NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity Grant to study adaptation of multiple plant and animal lineages to the Dry Diagonal of Brazil (cerrado and caatinga biomes). This post-doc will focus specifically on divergence and adaptation in dry diagonal frogs. 

The goal of the Dry Diagonal Dimensions project is to study how adaptation across environmental space contributes to phenotypic, genomic, and phylogenetic diversification among frog species. Specifically, our goal is to determine if genomic signatures of phenotypic adaptation target similar genetic pathways across invasion events and lineages in three different frog clades. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include 1) conducting field and laboratory research to meet the goals of the proposal, 2) overseeing development of field and lab sampling protocols and downstream bioinformatic analyses of data, 3) analyzing population genomic data and writing manuscripts, and 4) contributing to mentoring and coordination of projects of graduate and undergraduate students involved in research. 

Preferred qualifications include: 
• Ph.D. in evolutionary organismal biology, or closely related field 
• Experience with relevant literature and research methods 
• Expertise in generation and analyses of population genomic data and/or functional genomics 
• The ability to organize and lead field efforts in a foreign country (Brazil) 
• Ability and desire to work collaboratively, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and to also work independently 
• Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills 
• Strong record of publication in the field of evolutionary biology  

To apply: applicants should submit their cover letter, CV, a 2-3 page research statement including relevant background and experiences, as well as the names and email or phone contacts of three professional references to Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020.

Please contact Dr. Zamudio ( with any questions.  

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
Corson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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