Post-Doctoral Position: Quaternary population dynamics of boreal and temperate plants, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Position Description: A Postdoctoral position is available in Feng Sheng Hu’s interdisciplinary research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Departments of Geology and Plant Biology. Current research in the group focuses on the Quaternary population dynamics of boreal and temperate plants based on genomics, paleoecology, and niche modeling; novel disturbances (fire and thermoerosion) and biogeochemical cycling in arcto‐boreal ecosystems based on lake‐sediment and soil analyses; and C4 plant ecology and evolution based on single‐pollen isotope analysis. The successful candidate will work on one or more of these projects in collaboration with a large group of ecologists, geneticists, remote sensing experts, ecosystem and species‐niche modelers, geochemists, and statisticians. She/he will also be encouraged to pursue new research directions, and will help manage the lab and interact with graduate and undergraduate students.

Application Procedures: Applications should include a cover letter explaining your research interests and accomplishments, and your qualifications for the position; a curriculum vita; and names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. To apply for this position, please send the required documents in a single PDF file to Rayme Dorsey at For additional information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Feng Sheng Hu,

Deadline: Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date of July 10, 2015.

Salary and Appointment Information: The initial term of appointment is one year, renewable for two additional years contingent upon satisfactory progress. Salary is competitive and commensurate with previous experience. The expected start date is August 15, 2015. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the closing date.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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