Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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. See https://livingearthcollaborative.wustl.edu/ for more information on the Collaborative including a list of recently-funded projects. As part of this effort, the Collaborative is pleased to announce the availability of three to five postdoctoral fellowships in the area of biodiversity research and conservation.
LEC Postdoctoral Fellows will be an essential part of the Living Earth Collaborative and are expected to develop an independent research or conservation program that engages with multiple members of the Living Earth Collaborative Community—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. In addition, fellows are expected to be an integral part of the Living Earth Collaborative by participating in and organizing events and interacting with the diverse LEC community. Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective mentors prior to application.
Candidates are expected to have obtained a PhD degree in a relevant field by the anticipated starting date.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective mentors prior to application.
Along with the application, applicants should submit, as a single file, a cover letter, a CV, a description of previous 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. Review of applications will begin December 1st and continue until the positions are filled.
Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with candidate's name in Subject line.
Any questions should be directed to: email@example.com
Fellowships will be two years long, subject to review after the first year, with a starting date beginning June 1 – September 1, 2020.
Starting Salary will be $57,000, in addition to $6,000 per year for research support.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biology (Living Earth Collaborative). This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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