Postdoctoral Researcher – Spatiotemporal Scales of Phenotypic and Genomic Adaptation University of Maine

As part of a new, collaborative NSF funded EPSCoR Track-2FEC research and training program in the genomic ecology of coastal organisms and genome-phenome relationships in the wild, the University of Maine seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher who will develop and conduct meta-analyses on the spatial and temporal scales of phenotypic and genomic evolution in the wild. The postdoc will conduct meta-analyses based on existing and new evolutionary rates databases to understand important spatial aspects of phenotypic divergence from microgeographic to global scales.   The successful candidate must have a strong background in evolutionary ecology and strong quantitative skills, with preference to those with demonstrated experience with meta-analyses or analysis and visualization of complex datasets. The postdoc will be expected to participate in broader programmatic activities, including mentoring of junior researchers. In turn, the postdoc will receive extensive mentoring, career development training, and professional opportunities, in alignment with a personal career development plan.

Start Date: January 2019 (Negotiable)


  • The position is for an initial 2-year period. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements prior to the start of the appointment.

Submit names and contact information for three references, a CV, and a 2-page statement of your research experience and interests. The statement should address how this position would advance your career goals and describe your experiences with and vision for collaborative science, including your commitment to diversity and inclusion.


See attached pdf for further details.


Salary of $48,000, health insurance, and other benefits are included.

Open Date


Closing Date


Contact Name

Dr. Michael Kinnison Dr. Brian Olsen

Contact Phone

(207) 581-2575/(207) 581-2542

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