Postdoc in Kenya ~ Bioblogia.net

9 de octubre de 2012

Postdoc in Kenya

The Palmer lab (www.thepalmerlab.com) seeks a post-doctoral research associate for work on the
ecology of a multi-species ant-plant mutualism in Kenya, East Africa. Specifically, our lab is
investigating how costs and benefits of the protective mutualism between Acacia drepanolobium and
its ant associates vary through the ontogeny of both host plants and ant colonies. To do this, we
employ field experiments, long-term observations, and modeling. The post-doc will spend up to 6
months of the year in the field in Kenya, and the remainder at the University of Florida, and will
assist with the teaching of a field ecology class in Kenya in May.
The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record and references, and experience working
independently in remote field sites. A strong interest in the ecology and evolution of mutualism is
required, and prior experience is a plus. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of
renewal based on satisfactory performance.

Candidates should apply via email (tmp “at” ufl.edu) with curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of
research interests and experience, and a cover letter that includes names and contact information of
three references.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field. The University of Florida is an equal
opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

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