Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biology (Living Earth Collaborative) - 51569

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Job Type/Schedule

Fellowships will be up to two years long, subject to review after the first year, with a starting date beginning July 1, 2021.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Biology (Living Earth Collaborative).  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions

The Living Earth Collaborative, a partnership between Washington University, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo ( ), is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study urban evolution in Saint Louis.

The candidate is expected to conduct research on vertebrate animals living in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. 

Required Qualifications

  • Track record of publication on urban evolution in vertebrates, as well as publications on vertebrates from at least two taxonomic classes.
  • Facility with molecular population genetics, systematics and museum specimen preparation.
  • Experience running a website and organizing outreach activities.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: .

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a five-page description (references on additional pages) of proposed research and outreach activities.

Any questions should be directed to .

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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