Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Stream Ecology (closes 1/31/2018)

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Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Stream Ecology (closes 1/31/2018)

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Stream Ecology

A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University. We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to conduct experimental and observational studies exploring how shifts in stream algal communities impact stream invertebrate secondary production and the flow energy and nutrients to fish and terrestrial consumers of stream insects.

The primary responsibilities will include 1) conducting fieldwork in the Appalachian Mountains, Rocky Mountains, and possibly other locations, sometimes for continuous durations of 3-4 months, 2) some independence in research design and execution, 3) and field sampling, sample processing and analyses, and publishing and presenting the findings in collaboration with others.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in biology, entomology, ecology or a related field at the time of hire. Highly desirable qualifications include experience in one or more of the following areas: quantifying invertebrate secondary production, trophic basis of production, organic matter flow, fatty acid analysis, invertebrate sampling, invertebrate taxonomy and life histories, and knowledge of or an interest in fish or bird foraging experiments and/or energetics.

The postdoctoral scholar will be working with Brad Taylor’s Lab group. For additional information regarding the research group and focal areas, please consult our website (, and email if you have questions. In addition, to interactions among our lab group, the position provides opportunities to interact with a vibrant group of scientists at NC State (, other institutions in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, and at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado (

The salary is $48,000-50,000 plus benefits. The position is for two years, with renewal dependent on performance.

Applicants should include a cover letter (stating their potential start date), a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, relevant publications, and a 1-2 page statement of research interests. Review of applications will begin on 31 January 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date is flexible but no later than 15 April 2018.

Apply at enter position number “PG170060PD” in the keyword field.

North Carolina State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.