CPB Postdoc Fellowship

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The next CPB Postdoctoral Fellowship search/recruitment will open on or around September 22, 2017.

The Center for Population Biology at UC Davis will invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. CPB Fellows are selected through an international competition and operate as independent scientists who bridge multiple research groups, stimulate new research directions, and interact with a broad range of students and faculty.  CPB Fellows come to UC Davis to start new projects of their own, not to continue existing projects in their host labs.  We will particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD.

The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2018. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It will have a starting annual starting salary of approximately $48,216 plus benefits, and approximately $6,000 per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB faculty research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow propose a workshop, discussion or lecture series that they could offer to the community of population biologists at UC Davis; faculty sponsors or the Director of CPB, Artyom Kopp, can provide additional input on this aspect of the fellowship. For samples of past workshop abstracts and more information about UC Davis programs in population biology, see https://cpb.ucdavis.edu/cpb-postdoc-fellowship.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research including potential faculty mentors, a brief (1 page or less) description of their proposed workshop, and copies of two publications, all in PDF format at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01868 . Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees. Once entered, applicants will electronically request letters from referees who will then be prompted by email with upload instructions. Refer to the on-line instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) must be received by October 30, 2017. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. E-mail questions to smmann@ucdavis.edu.

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