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ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist, Stable Isotope Ecology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications should be submitted by 12/01/2017 to ensure full consideration, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist, Stable Isotope Ecology
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Ofc of VP Research
Position Summary

The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a Fellow position in stable isotope ecology of migratory animals to begin in Fall 2018; the appointment is renewable for up to four years. Applicants with interest in reconstructing seasonal migration patterns and inferring dietary patterns are especially encouraged to apply. Expertise in establishing and using new stable isotope facilities, including hydrogen equilibration, will be considered assets. Fellows will enjoy a generous research allowance, a rich collaborative environment, and eligibility to serve as PI on external grants.

The position is part of IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative (http://grandchallenges.iu.edu/p4ec). With a primary appointment in the ERI, the successful candidate will join a cohort of twelve Fellows of the ERI and a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change. Formal affiliation with relevant department(s) and school(s) will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi-and trans-disciplinary collaborative research.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to employment along with demonstrated research experience in mass spectrometric analysis; applicants with prior post-doctoral training will be favored in the review process. Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI’s multidisciplinary initiative. Appointment will be for two years initially, with opportunity for renewal for an additional two years. While the position is not permanent, Fellows are encouraged to extend the appointment period through external funding.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions about the position should be directed to: David Polly, Search Committee Chair (pdpolly@indiana.edu).

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions

Applications should be submitted by 12/01/2017 to ensure full consideration, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21709-08

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Have you held a postdoctoral position, and if so at what institution and what dates?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other