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Postdoctoral Fellow in Host-Microbiome Evo Devo of Horned Beetles

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Host-Microbiome Evo Devo of Horned Beetles
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Biology
Position Summary

One full-time postdoctoral position is available in Armin Moczek’s lab, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington. Our lab conducts research in the evolutionary developmental (evo-devo) and ecological developmental (eco-devo) biology of insects. Additional information about research in the Moczek lab can be found at http://ecoevodevo.com/.

The position will explore the relative significances of – and interactions among – dung beetles, their microbiome, and niche construction behaviors of larvae and adults in the ecological radiation of horned beetles. This work will combine genomic, transcriptomic, and candidate-pathway approaches alongside behavioral and ecological manipulations in both beetles and their symbionts. Long term objectives are to characterize the role of co-development and reciprocal niche construction in the ecology and evolution of dung beetles. The successful candidate would have opportunities to develop additional independent lines of research in these and related areas.

The position is available for 12 months.

Basic Qualifications

We seek a collegial, self-motivated, independent, and intellectually curious individual. A PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Biology, or related field is required. Applicants for this position must have strong bench skills, and familiarity with techniques such as RNA interference, qPCR, cloning, immuno-histochemistry, and the bioinformatic analyses of next-gen sequencing data is strongly desirable (though training in these techniques will also be provided as necessary). In addition, candidates must have demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Experience working with insects is helpful but not required.

Department Contact for Questions

For questions about the position, contact Armin Moczek (armin@indiana.edu).

For all other questions, contact Jeremy Bennett (jebennet@indiana.edu)

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Commensurate with experience, full benefits included
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of research interests, and the contact information for three references to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4871.

Indiana University has a large and interactive group at the interface of evolutionary and developmental biology and ecology. Bloomington is situated in scenic, hilly southern Indiana, near several parks and wilderness areas. The cultural environment provided by the University is exceptionally rich in art, music, and theater.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

For Best Consideration Date 01/31/2018
Expected Start Date 05/01/2018
OAA # 21711-08

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Publication 1
  5. Publication 2