Careers in the Plant Sciences

Postdoctoral Researcher

Clemson University - Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Application Review Begins: Monday, July 01, 2024
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2024
Institution: Clemson University
Department/Division: Biological Sciences
Field (e.g., systematics): plant evolutionary ecology
City: Clemson, South Carolina, USA
General Information: The Koski Plant Evolutionary Ecology Lab is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on floral color evolution in a Southeastern annual plant. Specifically, we are examining the roles of pollinator shifts, abiotic shifts, and sensory drive in shaping flower color diversity among populations.
Qualifications/Requirements: The applicant should have a PhD in evolutionary biology, ecology, plant biology or a closely related field. They should exhibit strong skills in the following: statistics, scientific writing, experimental design, and research mentorship.

Desired (but not required) expertise includes the following: selection analyses, statistics in R, bioinformatics with a focus on population genomics, plant biochemistry.
Responsibilities: The postdoc will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers, and writing manuscripts. Research will be conducted in the greenhouse, growth chambers, and natural field populations.

The primary projects will be a multi-generation experimental evolution study combined with growth chamber and field experiments. The ideal candidate would also take advantage of opportunities to study population genomics and metabolomics of the focal species, and/or engage in a community science project on flower color evolution. Funding is available for up to three years based on performance.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Review of applications will begin immediately; however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at:

(1) Cover Letter highlighting research and mentoring initiatives

(2) CV

(3) Contact information for 3 references

For more information, please contact Matt Koski (
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Matt Koski,