Careers in the Plant Sciences

Species interactions and evolutionary response to climate change

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Title: Species interactions and evolutionary response to climate change
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Application Review Begins: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Application Deadline: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Department/Division: Biological Sciences
Field (e.g., systematics): Ecology and Evolution
City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
General Information: Postdoctoral position the ecological effects of plant evolutionary response to climate change. The postdoc will assess consequences of climate adaptation on biotic interactions, i.e., plants-microbes, plants-pollinators.
Position affords opportunities for undergraduate mentoring, scientific outreach, and the design and implementation of allied projects tailored to the skills and interests of the postdoc.
Position is for two years and will be based in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Start date is negotiable, but expected Spring/summer 2022.
Qualifications/Requirements: An ideal candidate has the following characteristics: 1) is evolutionary-minded, creative and a collaborative spirit, 2) background in community ecology, population biology or microbial or plant biology, 3) experience with insect identification, techniques for characterizing microbial communities and/or willingness to expand expertise, 4) strong statistical and writing skills.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include setup and collection of data from greenhouse and field experiments, use of herbarium datasets; analysis of data on species interactions, including community composition and interaction networks, and characterizing plant traits and fitness, and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): TO APPLY: Please send a CV and a cover letter describing your experience and interests to along with the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until filled.
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Tia-Lynn Ashman,