Postdoctoral Research Associate - Arts & Sciences
The Living Earth Collaborative, a partnership between Washington University, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo, was established to advance knowledge and protection of the world’s biodiversity by supporting collaborative research and conservation efforts involving individuals from the three partner and other Saint Louis institutions. Please visit https://livingearthcollaborative.wustl.edu/ for more information on the Collaborative, including a list of recently funded projects and previous cohorts of postdoctoral fellows. As part of this effort, the Collaborative is pleased to announce the availability of four postdoctoral fellowships in the area of biodiversity research and conservation. Fellowships will be two years long, subject to review after the first year, with a starting date beginning June 1 – September 1, 2023.
LEC Postdoctoral Fellows will be an essential part of the Living Earth Collaborative and are expected to develop a research or conservation program that engages with multiple members of the Living Earth Collaborative Community. Projects can be in any area related to biodiversity research or conservation including but not limited to: behavior, conservation, conservation veterinary medicine, ecology, economics, education, environmental justice, evolution, One Health, and public policy. Projects that involve LEC Biodiversity Fellows (https://livingearthcollaborative.wustl.edu/about-us/researchers/) from at least two of the partner institutions, one partner institution and Saint Louis University, or two departments at Washington University are particularly encouraged. Some possible project areas available at https://livingearthcollaborative.wustl.edu/post-doc-projects/, but applicants are welcome to develop projects in other areas (in collaboration with LEC mentors).
Fellows are expected to be an integral part of the Living Earth Collaborative participating in and organizing events and interacting with the diverse LEC community. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact prospective mentors prior to application and where appropriate, to work with mentors to develop a proposal.
Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.
Awarded a Ph.D., DVM or comparable degree by the beginning of their appointment.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Applicants should submit, as a single file, a cover letter, a CV, a description of previous research, conservation, and professional accomplishments (ca. 2 pages), and a description of proposed research/conservation activities (ca. 2 pages), including identification of mentors, who must be LEC Biodiversity Fellows. Documents should be uploaded to the application (please see below). Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation sent to email@example.com. Questions should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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