The Keefover-Ring Lab ( at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a postdoctoral research
associate to work on a collaborative NSF funded Dimensions of
Biodiversity project on sex determination and chemical ecology of
multiple dioecious species in the Salicaceae. The postdoc will be
responsible for designing and conducting research, analyzing data, and
reporting results in peer-reviewed publications. The position will be in
the Departments of Botany and Geography at UW-Madison in Dr. Ken
Keefover-Ring’s Chemical Biogeography Laboratory. The person selected
for this position will collaborate with a diverse group of graduate
students and faculty at UW-Madison and the labs of other key
collaborators, including Dr. Matt Olson at Texas Tech University
(, Dr. Steve DiFazio
at West Virginia University (, and Dr.
Larry Smart at Cornell University

Interested candidates must have already recently completed a Ph.D. in
biology, ecology, chemical ecology, or a related discipline, and have
experience with analytical chemistry techniques, such as gas and liquid
chromatography, mass spectrometry, volatile organic compound (VOC)
collection and analysis, and wet chemical methods for plant sample
analyses. The candidate must also have demonstrated experience in
conducting field and lab research, preferably in chemical ecology, have
a record in writing peer-reviewed publications, and be comfortable
working independently and supervising students. Applicants must have
excellent writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the
ability to work in a research team.

The position is available starting after February 1, 2019 (start date is
flexible). Funding is available for one year with the possibility to
continue based on performance and funding.

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and
review will continue until a suitable candidate is chosen. The
University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage
all qualified individuals to apply.

Interested applicants should email the documents listed below to Dr. Ken
Keefover-Ring ( Please send the documents
compiled together in ONE PDF named YourSurname.pdf with “Chemical
Ecology Postdoc Application 2016” in the email subject line. Questions
should be directed to Dr. Keefover-Ring:

      - Letter outlining research interests, academic, and professional
      - CV or Resume
      - Copies of transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
      - Peer-reviewed publications
      - Names and contact addresses of three references

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