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Kansas State University Libraries
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Manhattan, KS 66502
Job Description

About This Role:

The Louthan lab in the Division of Biology seeks a Postdoctoral Associate with research experience collecting demographic data, as well as constructing and analyzing structured population models. Our lab works at the interface of population and community ecology, focusing on how interactions among organisms might change in a future climate. The successful applicant will be responsible for analyzing already-existing experimental and demographic data, including studies of the stress-gradient hypothesis and functional redundancy of herbivore species. They will also help initiate new fieldwork in a variety of locations, potentially including Mpala Research Center in East Africa. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the PI to identify research questions related to the lab’s work, and address these questions using new or existing data. The position could begin as soon as January 1, 2020, and will continue for up to two years. Applicants that will complete their dissertation after January 2020 are also encouraged to apply, as the start date can be delayed for highly qualified candidates.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 800 majors. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (, a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City. Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts. Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff. Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years. Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in ecology or a related field by start date of employment
  • Evidence of strong research productivity
  • Experience collecting demographic data and constructing structured population models

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience constructing integral projection models.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Contact information for three references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range:

Salary is commensurate with Kansas State University’s standards for postdoctoral associates and will be competitive.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670020060 Biology

Job no: 508207

Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified – Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences

Pay Grade: 001

Advertised: 02 Oct 2019 Central Daylight Time

Applications close: Open until filled

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