Postdoctoral opportunities

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Community Assembly and Community Dynamics - (2017-2019)

We have support for a two-year post-doc beginning in 2017 at the University of California, Merced to explore the assembly and dynamics of marine lake communities. We are looking for a researcher with experience in modelling species distributions through space and through time from a mechanistic perspective, incorporating population genetic theory. The postdoc will contribute to novel analyses integrating (1) biogeochemical data describing community membership and paleoenvironment through time with (2) data describing modern genetic and species composition of multiple marine lake communities. You will lead- and co-author studies that represent the culmination of this 5-year Dimensions of Biodiversity project, exploring how stochastic and deterministic processes have interacted to shape modern diversity. Interested researchers should have a recent PhD and contact for more information. For more information, and to apply, see

More information is available at:

PIs for the project are:
Mike Dawson -:-
Jessica Blois -:-




None, currently.




I am interested to recruit and support talented young scientists capable of working independently and collaboratively to join my lab in the general areas of Integrative Biology, Quantitative Systems Biology, and Environmental Systems. We can explore new directions or make significant advances in ongoing projects. Recent Ph.D.'s (no more than 5 years post-doctoral experience - a UC regulation) interested in developing aspects of these projects by bridging traditional disciplinary boundaries and integrating across the biological and environmental sciences possibly collaborating with faculty in Applied Mathematics, Computer and Information Systems, and the Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Funding: This route for joining my lab is specifically intended to facilitate collaborations with and support the development of the next generation of researchers who are developing as leaders. I will strongly support applications to the US National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowships (, such as the Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellows (, the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB), and the Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (

The European Commision's Marie Curie Actions program also provides excellent opportunities (

The UCMEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowships provide funding targeted specifically for Mexican colleagues (

Postdoctoral scholars are paid according to the UC Salary Scale (unless superceded by fellowship regulations) according to their level of experience and will also be eligible for generous UC benefits.

Availability: Please contact me about current and future positions. Questions regarding research opportunities are welcome by email or telephone 209-228-4056 or by mail at the School of Natural Sciences, University of California at Merced, 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA.

Location: The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California. UC Merced opened in August 2004 as the 10th campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. The next six years will see a $1.6 billion expansion as part of the '2020' plan; the university and opportunities are growing rapidly. The campus is located in the Central Valley, at the base of Yosemite National Park, only 2-3 hours from sites along the spectacular Pacific coast.

Conditions: Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria as specified by the UC.

University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Information about ongoing projects and the lab can be found at Additional information is available online about the School of Natural Sciences ( and the University of California at Merced (