Postdoctoral Fellowship in Freshwater Biodiversity
School of Natural Resources and Environment
A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join
the Cardinale lab at the University of Michigan to work on an NSF-funded DIMENSIONS
of Biodiversity grant that examines how the evolution of genetic diversity
among freshwater algae influences the productivity of North American lakes. The goals of this project are to (1) identify the genetic correlates of niche and fitness differences that control species coexistence, and (2) determine how niche and fitness differences interact to control
the efficiency and productivity of lake algal communities. The project includes field and laboratory experiments, as well as natural surveys. Collaborators include Dr.’s Todd Oakley – a phylogeneticist at the University of California-Santa Barbara, and Charles Delwiche – an algal genomicist at the University of Maryland.
Applicants with expertise related to either goal of the project will be considered. Those
with expertise in ecological genomics, ecological models of species coexistence, or biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have an excellent record of publication and strong quantitative skills. Prior experience working in freshwater ecosystems is desirable.
The fellowship offers a highly competitive salary plus benefits. The initial appointment is for one year, and continuation of funding is available for a second year provided satisfactory progress on research goals. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Cardinale lab is in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan (http://snre.umich.edu/cardinale/). UM was recently ranked 15th on the Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s top 200 universities, and Ann Arbor is routinely ranked as
one of the best places to live in the U.S. due to its affordability, natural beauty, preservation of wooded areas, vibrant arts program, and lively downtown
To apply, email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, two representative publications, and the names and contact information for three
Bradley J. Cardinale, Ph.D.
University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action