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Postdoc in behavioral energetics
Jobs & Postdocs
Posted Mar 25
Job Description: The Reichert lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF funded project on the energetic drivers of individual variation in animal communication behavior. The project focuses on the relationship between metabolic rate and acoustic signaling behavior in gray treefrogs and will involve field recordings of acoustic signals, playback experiments to assess behavioral plasticity, measurement of metabolic rate using respirometry and investigations of the genetic basis of metabolic and behavioral phenotypes. The postdoc will be expected to lead the data collection on project experiments, develop new projects in line with their interests and the aims of the grant, communicate project results through scientific publications and presentations and contribute to student mentorship. The Reichert lab is dedicated to the professional development of all lab members and there will be opportunities to develop skills in teaching, mentorship and outreach. The lab is also dedicated to a research environment that is supportive of all members. The position can start as early as April 15, 2024, but the start date can be adjusted based on the selected candidate’s availability. Duration: 12 months, with the possibility to extend up to 03/31/2029 contingent upon performance and available funding.
Requirements: The candidate should have earned a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, behavior or a related field by the time they are hired, and should be experienced in working on large-scale research projects. In addition, the candidate will have experience working with data curation, analysis and scientific publication, and have the ability to work collaboratively with the PI and others on the project in both field and lab settings. Candidates with experience in any of the following are especially encouraged to apply: bioacoustics, behavioral energetics, behavioral genetics, individual behavioral variation, advanced mixed modeling techniques.
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To apply please submit a cover letter describing interest in the project and previous research experience, and a current CV to Two letters of reference should be also be submitted by the applicant’s academic referees to the Interfolio platform. Applications will be evaluated until the position is filed, but review of applications will begin April 5, 2024 and the aim is to have the position filled prior to summer fieldwork if possible. For further information about the position, please contact Michael Reichert: ([email protected]).