Postdoctoral position in predator-prey dynamics ~

5 de noviembre de 2007

Postdoctoral position in predator-prey dynamics

Department of Biological Sciences, Ohio University

A postdoctoral position is available from Jan. 1, 2007 for 6 months (with
a possibility of extension) to contribute to a larger project examining
the effect of plant morphology on insect predator-prey dynamics. Research
in Dr. Cuddington's lab at Ohio University includes both laboratory and
greenhouse experiments to assess the effects of naturally occurring
mutations in pea morphology, aphid movement and reproductive rates, and
ladybird beetle predation and movement rates on population densities. The
responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher would consist of research
coordination (graduate students and undergrad researchers), experimental
work (especially greenhouse experiments and filming of ladybug movement
paths), data synthesis and modelling (depending on aptitude and interest).

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology or other field relevant
to the project by Jan 1, 2007, as well as strong analytical and
statistical skills. Desired additional qualifications include: experience
with digital photography and image processing, familiarity with
programming language or matlab.

Only US or Canadian citizens can be considered.

Salary = 35k/year with benefits.

Send via e-mail (as pdf attachments) a CV, a statement describing your own
analytical and statistical background along with interests in future
ecological research, and the names of 3 references with their mailing
addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses to

Kim Cuddington:
Applications will be accepted until Nov 30, 2007, or until the position is

Ohio University is a Research-Extensive institution, enrolling 19,500
students on the Athens campus and more than 8,000 students on five
regional campuses. The College of Arts and Sciences includes 340 tenured
and tenure-track faculty members and contains 19 departments, 7 of which
offer the doctoral degree.

Athens, Ohio lies within the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau Ecoregion. The
landscape is characterized by rolling hills, mixed-mesophytic forest, and
lots of hippies, artisans and organic farmers. Excellent quality of life.

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