POSITION FILLED: Postdoc Opportunity: Carex classification

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sedge Systematics and Evolution at Washington State University

Research Topic: Create a phylogenetic-based world-wide sectional revision of Carex (Cyperaceae).


Position Description: The postdoctoral research associate will work with an international team of researchers led by Andrew Hipp (Morton Arboretum), Eric Roalson (WSU), and Marcia Waterway (McGill University) to develop large-scale phylogenetic hypotheses of relationships in Carex (Cyperaceae). The postdoc will be involved in all levels of the project from international fieldwork to data gathering, analysis, and publication. Research will require the integration of morphological, ecological, molecular phylogenetic, fieldwork, revisionary systematics, and hypothesis testing approaches.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in discipline related to the research area.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with molecular phylogenetics, international fieldwork, and biodiversity informatics. Evidence of strong writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will

(1) have a strong attention to detail,
(2) be an independent thinker with strong problem-solving abilities,
(3) be able to take the lead authorship on manuscripts, and
(4) be able to effectively work in a large collaborative framework.

Salary: $36,000 plus benefits.
To apply please submit the following documents through the WSU Jobs website, www.wsujobs.com, with your electronic application:
(1) A detailed CV with publication list, successful grants, and contact information for three references.
(2) A short letter explaining your interests and qualifications for this position.

Application Process: Applicants will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit by 5:00 pm EST, 1 April, 2013, for full consideration. Availability for an in-person interview is required. The position is available starting immediately, but the start date is flexible. The appointment is for one to three years, with annual extensions dependent on satisfactory performance. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Roalson at eric_roalson@wsu.edu