The Lennon lab (https://microbes.bio.indiana.edu/) seeks a motivated and curious postdoc to pursue questions regarding energy limitation and the evolution of microbial dormancy.
The NASA-supported research will use a combination of modeling, experimental evolution, and phylogenomics to understand how energy limitation maintains complex traits (i.e., sporulation) and its implications for diversification. Qualified applicants will have experience and/or drive to learn about modeling, eco-evolutionary theory, experimental evolution, analysis of high throughput sequencing data, and comparative phylogenetic approaches. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work collaboratively within and between labs, and also participate in mentoring and outreach.
The position is funded by a multi-year NASA award and is available for 12 months with the opportunity for renewal based on satisfactory performance.
By the start of appointment, a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology or related field is required.
To apply, please submit a letter of application, a C.V, statement of research interests, and the contact information for three references to https://indiana.peoleadmin.com/postings/9274.
Indiana University has a large and interactive group at the interface of ecology, evolution, and microbiology. 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 theatre.
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.
Department Contact for Questions:
Inquires about the position can be directed to Jay Lennon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All other inquiries can be directed to Jeremy Bennett (email@example.com).
OAA #: 22002-10
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 9274
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.
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