Summary: A 12-month Post-Doctoral position (possible extension based upon funding and performance) is available starting May 1, 2014 to work on a NSF-funded research project in the laboratory of Aaron Ellison at the Harvard Forest. The post-doc will work with the PI's to develop mathematical and computer models of responses of biological networks – including proteomes, transcriptomes, and food webs – to environmental change. Model systems include the transcriptome of heat-shock proteins in ants, the proteome of pitcher-plant inhabiting bacteria, and invertebrate food webs of North American pitcher plants. The post-doc will be based at Harvard Forest. Responsibilities include: synthesis and modeling of emerging 'omics datasets and existing datasets of pitcher-plant food webs.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in mathematical or community ecology either in hand or anticipated by May 1, 2014. Applicants should possess demonstrated expertise with writing and coding mathematical/statistical models as well as superb writing and organizational skills. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated facility in modeling and analysis of dynamical systems using the R software language.
To apply: Send CV, one relevant example publication or manuscript, and names of 3 references, all as PDF attachments to Aaron Ellison: firstname.lastname@example.org. not later than December 18, 2013.