The Parrott Lab at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to investigate the ecological and environmental drivers of epigenetic aging trajectories. Potential projects include identifying the ecological and environmental factors that influence epigenetic aging, investigating the mechanisms by which they are translated into aging trajectories, and determining the consequences of variable epigenetic aging trajectories on organismal ecology. The postdoctoral scholar will perform experiments using an established fish model, conduct molecular and bioinformatic analyses, prepare manuscripts and grant proposals, and will mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. Although initial appointment will be for one year, funding for three years is available.  

Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required, and applicants with a background in bioinformatics, genetics, molecular ecology/biology, and/or computational ecology are especially encouraged to apply. Demonstrated experience in statistical analyses and data management skills is desired.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, including publication of results in peer-reviewed outlets.  

The Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) is located near Aiken, SC on the Savannah River Site, a National Environmental Research Park operated by the Department of Energy. The SREL is a satellite lab of the University of Georgia and is composed of ~150 faculty, research professionals, graduate students, and staff. The Aiken area is excellent for nature lovers and has a vibrant downtown. Our lab is also part of the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, which provides additional opportunities for collaboration, intellectual development, etc. We are a diverse and supportive group, and we welcome applications from everyone. 

Application Deadline and Process: The projected start date is flexible, but sometime in Spring/Summer 2021 is preferred. Applications will be reviewed as they come and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, please send: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, research interests, and career goals; (2) a CV; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Ben Parrott ([email protected]). 

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