[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Opportunity in Ecology at Illinois
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Sep 25 14:51:13 MDT 2015
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
The Department of Plant Biology is accepting applicants for Post-Doctoral
Research Associates for one-year appointments (renewable up to 3 years).
The Department seeks researchers to
promote NSF’s goal of broadening the participation of traditionally
underrepresented and diverse groups.
Post-Doctoral Research Associates are expected to be in residence for the
duration of the appointment and are expected to conduct research in an
established lab with some independent
research encouraged. A faculty mentor will be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required.
Individuals working toward a Ph.D. will be considered, but candidate’s
dissertation must be defended and deposited
prior to their appointment.
Letters of interest can be sent to Rayme Dorsey, rdorsey at illinois.edu and
should include the following:
• curriculum vitae;
• research areas of interest and specific research plans (if known)
• graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable, but official transcripts may
be requested at a later date);
• contact information for three professional references who can emphasize
the unique perspective the candidate might contribute to the candidate’s
• possible faculty mentors in Department that fit with candidate’s
interests (if known).
When reviewing applications, faculty reviewers will evaluate candidates
according to the following criteria:
• academic accomplishments,
• strength of their research proposal,
• potential for faculty careers that will contribute to fostering diversity
and equal opportunity,
• identification of appropriate research oversight mentor and the mentor’s
potential to work productively with the candidate,
• candidate’s commitment to equity and diversity in higher education.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified
individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and
value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu). The
University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
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