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Postdoctoral Associate in Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 14, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Associate in Biological Sciences
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - Developmental/Evolutionary
    Biology - General
Exciting opportunity for an Ecological and/or Evolutionary Biology Postdoctoral Associate in the
Department of Biological Sciences, of Arts and Sciences, at Buffalo.

The Santos Laboratory, recently relocated to the University at Buffalo, utilizes a variety of molecular tools, computational approaches and field- and laboratory-based studies to examine the ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and symbiosis biology of a range of terrestrial and aquatic (both freshwater and marine) organisms, including host- and environmentally-associated microbiomes.

In the above context, three broad areas of current research are:
* Phylogeography and physiology of microbiomes and crustaceans from the anchialine ecosystem of the Pacific Basin
* Animal-microbial interactions via grazing or symbioses
* The genetic basis of coloration variation and longevity in crustaceans

The successful candidate will have a chance to work with existing, as well as generating novel, large-scale datasets including genomic (DNA/RNA) resources. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from multiple institutions and government agencies on projects involving the above. The candidate would also be expected to work with Dr. Santos on developing research proposals to funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the above areas. The Santos Lab has a history of having diverse personnel and a multidisciplinary research program and is interested in recruiting from different backgrounds to continue this tradition.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. preferably in ecological and/or evolutionary biology, population genetics, physiology, computational biology, bioinformatics, or microbiology. Experience in handling large datasets (e.g., high-throughput sequencing data), programming and scripting (e.g., Python, R), and familiarity with UNIX/LINUX operating environments is preferred.

If you are interested, please submit your CV, names of three references, and a brief (no more than 1.5-page) cover letter outlining research interests and career goals (including personal perspectives in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biological sciences). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Outstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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