Postdoc in Macroecology/Macroevolution, University of Chicago

Seeking a postdoctoral scholar to participate in an ongoing
collaborative research project (D. Jablonski-K. Roy-J. W. Valentine) on
the origin and maintenance of trait and functional diversity in time &
space. Marine bivalves will be used as a model system due to their
excellent fossil record, ecological diversity, highly resolved taxonomy
and increasingly refined phylogenies. Research involves quantifying
biogeographic and morphological patterns of fossil and modern taxa,
quantifying the Cenozoic spatial and evolutionary dynamics underlying
them, and relating these patterns to environmental change, past,
present, and future.

Postdoctoral scholar will assist in data collection (literature and
museums), analysis, and modeling of diversity dynamics, and will take
the lead on some new research projects. Experience in some combination
of modeling, statistical, morphometric, and spatial (GIS) analyses
and/or database management required.

One-year appointment renewable for one or more additional years.
Starting date negotiable but prefer early fall 2016. Requires either
Ph.D. in hand or dissertation submitted and approved for degree.

Please email a letter documenting research interests and experience, a
CV, and the email addresses of two references to Dr. David Jablonski
( at the University of Chicago.
Applications required by August 31, 2016 for full consideration.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or
status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.

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