Postdoctoral Research Position in evolutionary ecology and behavior

The lab of Scott Powell at the George Washington University is accepting applications for an NSF-funded Postdoctoral research position in evolutionary ecology and behavior. The research goals of the position are to understand the generalizable properties and dynamics of resource networks in nature, using the multi-nest networks of turtle ants as an empirical study system. The project will integrate observational and experimental field-based studies conducted with turtle ants and other members of the arboreal ant community in the Florida Keys. The research conducted during this position will make a central contribution to a larger collaborative project with the labs of Drs. Matina Donaldson-Matasci (Harvey Mudd College) and Elva Robinson (University of York).

The successful candidate will be expected to play a lead role in the development, data collection and analysis, and publication of all aspects of the work associated with the position. The position will also offer considerable opportunities for interaction and collaboration across labs involved in the larger collaborative project. The Powell Lab is part of a highly interactive and newly expanded Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior group in the Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University. The University's location further allows for frequent interactions within the extensive scientific community of the Washington DC Metro area.

The minimum degree required for this position is a Ph.D. in biology or related field, with prior experience in field-based studies of arthropods required. Individuals with prior experience working with social insects are especially encouraged to apply. The position is available for up to two years, starting November 1st 2019. Starting salary is $47,500/year including benefits.

To be considered for this position, please complete an online application at the following URL Upload (1) your CV, (2) a concise statement of interest in the position, including how it intersects with your research experience and career goals, and (3) contact information for 3 references. If you have any questions about the position, please email Scott Powell directly.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.