Postdoc in the ecology and evolution of beech bark disease

The lab is currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to address basic and applied questions related to beech bark disease in eastern North America. A successful project will focus on eco-evolutionary feedbacks of relevance to the scale insects and multiple fungi associated with this disease, including feedbacks mediated by host tree response. Other elements of the project will be of the postdoctoral scholar’s own design. Candidates focused on conceptual or theoretical approaches to understanding complex dynamics and community feedbacks in ecological systems are also encouraged to apply. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field and a strong interest in field ecology and evolutionary biology as well as in applying molecular, histological, or theoretical tools to natural (non-model) systems.

For an example of current work on this topic from our lab, please see: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/ffgc.2021.673099.

The University of New Hampshire and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment are home to a vibrant community of productive researchers with a strong commitment to student success. Located in the town of Durham, UNH is a beautiful campus surrounded by forest and natural landscapes and is less than 30 minutes from the ocean and 90 minutes from the White Mountains. Outdoor and other recreational activities abound.

Interested applicants must apply via the university employment site: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/42283.

Questions can be directed to garnaslab.recruiting@unh.edu.