postdoctoral research position

A postdoctoral research position is available to pursue collaborative
research that would inform the management and policy of freshwater
and/or marine ecosystems, with a focus on invasive species and their
interactions with other drivers of global change. Experience with
environmental DNA (eDNA) or related genetic methods and/or coastal
marine ecosystems would be especially valuable. The postdoctoral fellow
would join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, and lead one or
more efforts within an NSF Coastal SEES project that includes a global
network of collaborators working in coastal environments. Subprojects
might focus on one or more of the following: metagenetic
characterization of freshwater and marine communities with eDNA;
quantitative analysis to forecast species dispersal and range changes
caused by shipping and other vectors, and interactions with climate
change; quantification of the ecological and economic impacts of
invasions; and management and policy of invasive species at local,
national or global scales. Intellectual leadership would be expected,
with the choice of topic(s) depending on experience and interests.

Opportunities for collaborations exist with other biologists, big data
scientists, economists, and policy experts. The postdoc would assist
with the organization and administration of projects, including
organizing eDNA sampling with collaborators around the world, and
contribute to on-going publication preparation. Funding is available
for at least two years. Applicant screening is rolling; the desired
start date is as soon as possible (summer/fall 2016) but not later than
spring 2017. Salary and benefits will be competitive. The postdoc would
be supervised by David Lodge, who has recently moved to Cornell from
Notre Dame (Lodge Lab website in transition). Collaborations with other
researchers at Cornell, Notre Dame, and other universities will be
encouraged. Applicants should email (in one pdf document) a letter
describing prior research experience and current interests, a
curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three
references to David Lodge ( The subject line of the
email should read “Coastal SEES Postdoctoral Application 2016.”
Additional postdoctoral opportunities at Cornell’s Atkinson Center
for a Sustainable Future may also interest prospective applicants.:

Dr. Kristy Deiner
Cornell University
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Corson Hall A406A, 215 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Ph. 01-408-412-1704

Kristy Deiner <

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