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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 504002
Work type: Post Doc
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Biology / Natural Sciences

About This Role:

Postdoctoral Researcher; Microbiomes of Aquatic Ecosystems.

This postdoctoral research associate will lead independent and collaborative research to advance understanding of the controls and mechanisms that predict stream microbiome structure and function. This research will leverage the gradient of land-use and precipitation that exists across the state of Kansas, and is supported by the NSF-EPSCoR RII Track-1 project, "Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soils across Kansas (MAPS)". The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for sample collection, data collection, data analysis and dissemination of their research. This work will be done in collaboration with Drs. Lydia Zeglin and Walter Dodds in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University, with the state-wide aquatic team including Drs. Amy Burgin, Pam Sullivan and Belinda Sturm at the University of Kansas, and in affiliation with the broader MAPS collaborative group including researchers at KU, Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University.

Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us), a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic, native tallgrass prairie, Flint Hills region. Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, road and trail biking, hiking trails, hunting and fishing, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts. Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications, and is 2 hours from Kansas City.

Anticipated Start Date:

September 1, 2018

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D in Microbial Ecology or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Record of productive work both independently and as part of a collaborative team

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter that explicitly describes your professional qualifications for the position and how this postdoctoral position in aquatic microbial ecology complements your career goals
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Up to three relevant reprints
  4. Contact information for three references

For more information, contact Dr. Lydia Zeglin or Dr. Walter Dodds

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$47,476-$50,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

 

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