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Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecosystem Ecology

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Villanova University

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Villanova University

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Posting Number: 2017441F

Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecosystem Ecology

Position Type: Faculty

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: FT/12 Month

Department: 183-Biology

Position Summary:

A Postdoctoral Researcher is sought to work on an NSF-sponsored project dealing with the impacts of global change on coastal mangrove and marsh ecosystems. The successful candidate will help to organize, deploy and sample from field-based global change experiments, will carry out laboratory and analytical portions of biogeochemical studies focused on mangrove and marsh ecophysiology, and will help supervise undergraduate and Masters students working on the project. The position is 100% research time, 12-month appointment to start on or shortly after January 16, 2018. Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Organize, deploy and sample from field-based global change experiments. Carry out laboratory and analytical portions of biogeochemical studies focused on mangrove and marsh ecophysiology. Help to supervise undergraduate and Masters students working on the project.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. completed or to be completed before position starts.
Ecosystem ecology laboratory and analytical skills.
Biostatistics proficiency.
Good publication record in ecology.
English fluency.

Preferred Qualifications:

SET deployment. Sophisticated statistical analytical capabilities. Mentoring experience.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

Must be able to participate in field work under strenuous and primitive conditions.

Special Message to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online at
Transcripts and letters can be sent to; Dr. Samantha Chapman, Department of Biology, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085

All applications are to include:

  • Application letter.
  • Current and complete curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
  • Copies of transcripts are required from graduate and undergraduate institution(s).
  • Applications must include contact information for 2-3 academic references
  • Up to three publications

Posting Date: 11/06/2017

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Job Classification: Faculty

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Villanova University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. Within this suburban campus close to Philadelphia, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. Fast Facts Publications Higher Education Act Information Neighbors and Friends University Event Calendar Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. A premier institution of higher education, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. A wide variety of undergraduate, graduate degree, and professional programs are offered through the University’s six colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies, as well as the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. With a total enrollment that surpasses 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students, Villanova is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. University Mission Statement Office for Mission & Ministry Catholic Values Augustinian Tradition St. Thomas of Villanova Campus History

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