Insect Microbiome Postdoc

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Agricultural Sciences
López-Uribe lab


A postdoctoral position is available in the López-Uribe lab at The Pennsylvania State University to work on bee microbial ecology. We are currently working on a project that focuses on understanding geographic variation and structure of bee microbiomes in species that have widespread distributions. We are interested in inferring how the geographic variation in bacterial communities associated with bees may be related to the health status of these populations. Qualified candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, entomology, or related field of study. Candidates are encouraged to apply if they are interested in developing new directions within the lines of research mentioned above. Research projects will have both a lab and field component. Expertise in phylogenetics, transcript expression data, chemical ecology, and insect rearing are desirable. Excellent communication skills, including writing, are required, as is a strong publication record. It is expected that the appointee will be involved in grant writing, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and outreach/extension activities. This is a benefited, full-time postdoctoral scholar researcher position for one year. Interested applicants should upload a brief statement (~1 page) describing previous research experience and their interests in working in the lab, CV including contact information for at least three references willing to provide letters of recommendation, and a representative paper or manuscript. Please send any questions regarding the position to (Subject line: “Postdoc position”). Review of applications will begin April 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled, but applications received by the deadline will be given priority consideration. Penn State University is home to a vibrant research community, with strengths in applied ecology, genomics, chemical ecology, molecular biology, host-pathogen interactions, and evolutionary biology. Opportunities exist both to learn a range of cutting edge experimental and analytical laboratory methods, and to develop field-oriented projects. We are home to the Center for Pollinator Research with more than 25 faculty (and their associated students) working on research, education, outreach and extension related to pollinator biology, health, evolution, ecology, and thus it is an excellent environment for generating new research ideas and collaborations.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088