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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biogeography
Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 07/16/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biogeography

Agency

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Department

S&E - Life Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Description:

  • This position is part of a collaborative, 3-year NSF funded DBI project title *phyloregion, computational infrastructure for biogeographic regionalization and macroecology in the R computing environment* (http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4792835 ). The position is 100% research in developing analytical methods and tools for evolutionary biogeography and macroecology in the Daru Lab ((https://barnabasdaru.com/ ) in the Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new methods for biome evolution;

  • Develop new tools to visualize patterns of biogeography, macroecology and evolution;

  • Develop new tools for conservation that reflect the key dimensions of phylogenetic diversity including richness, divergence and regularity;

  • Participate in a biogeography-method users workshop in Laguna Madre Field Station in the Gulf of Mexico in south Texas in Years 1 and 3 of the project and Turtle Cove Field Station, Louisiana in Year 2.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in ecology, biology, evolution, biogeography, statistics or a related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise in spatial analysis and programming in the R computing environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience with GIS/geospatial analysis, R package development, Git, and/or reproducible research.

Notes:

  • Applicants should electronically submit a single PDF containing the following:

    • A 2-page cover letter detailing your research interests and skills that closely match the position;

    • A CV (with 3-5 references listed at the end).

  • Direct any questions to Dr. Barnabas Daru at barnabas.daru@tamucc.edu

  • The start date is September 2021, with flexibility.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biogeography

Agency

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Department

S&E - Life Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Description:

  • This position is part of a collaborative, 3-year NSF funded DBI project title *phyloregion, computational infrastructure for biogeographic regionalization and macroecology in the R computing environment* (http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4792835 ). The position is 100% research in developing analytical methods and tools for evolutionary biogeography and macroecology in the Daru Lab ((https://barnabasdaru.com/ ) in the Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new methods for biome evolution;

  • Develop new tools to visualize patterns of biogeography, macroecology and evolution;

  • Develop new tools for conservation that reflect the key dimensions of phylogenetic diversity including richness, divergence and regularity;

  • Participate in a biogeography-method users workshop in Laguna Madre Field Station in the Gulf of Mexico in south Texas in Years 1 and 3 of the project and Turtle Cove Field Station, Louisiana in Year 2.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in ecology, biology, evolution, biogeography, statistics or a related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise in spatial analysis and programming in the R computing environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience with GIS/geospatial analysis, R package development, Git, and/or reproducible research.

Notes:

  • Applicants should electronically submit a single PDF containing the following:

    • A 2-page cover letter detailing your research interests and skills that closely match the position;

    • A CV (with 3-5 references listed at the end).

  • Direct any questions to Dr. Barnabas Daru at barnabas.daru@tamucc.edu

  • The start date is September 2021, with flexibility.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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