Opportunities

Now Recruiting Graduate Students

I am currently recruiting PhD students for Fall 2019. An ideal candidate will have interest in macroecology, quantitative ecology, or global change, and strong quantitative skills. GPA >3.6, GRE: quantitative and verbal >75%, GRE: analytical writing >4.5 are preferred, though strongly motivated students with lower scores are encouraged to apply. We provide competitive salary; benefits and tuition are covered. If interested, please email me at jarzyna.1@osu.edu by Sep 30. In the email, please include your GPA, GRE, and—for international applicants—TOEFL scores.

Two Postdoc Positions in Macroecology and Global Change Biology

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral researcher positions in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University (OSU).

Position 1 (Biodiversity Change): The successful candidate will conduct research in the broad area of macroecology and large scale biodiversity change. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, spatial and temporal scaling of biodiversity and its change, trait-based biogeography, and implications of global change for biodiversity. An ability to traverse community-level and species-level perspectives and to address processes at different spatial and temporal scales are particularly welcome.

Position 2 (ButterflyNet): The successful candidate will join an ongoing NSF-funded project ButterflyNet—a collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, City University of New York, Georgetown University, and the University of Florida. ButterflyNet’s goals are to produce the first fully resolved species-level phylogeny of butterflies and synthesize available databases on host associations, reproductive and life-history traits, ecological characteristics such as habitat associations and mobility, and patterns of geographic distributions. Potential research projects include butterfly assemblage dynamics, trait-environment relationships, implications of global change for butterfly diversity, and biogeography and evolution of butterflies. Knowledge of butterfly biology and ecology is welcome, but not essential.

Both positions offer thematic flexibility and in their application letter candidates should briefly describe their preferred area of activity. Question-driven research and creative ideas are valued. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, statistics, mathematics, or closely related fields. A solid working knowledge of ecological modeling, GIS or remote sensing, and statistics are required for both positions. Candidates with strong experience in hierarchical modeling and species distribution modeling will be given preference. Candidates must have excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as an established record of high productivity. Both positions are available as early as September 1, 2018 (start date is negotiable) for the duration of one year, with possibility of extension to a second year depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability. 

To apply please send, in one pdf, a cover letter clearly stating which position the candidate is applying for and addressing how the candidate’s expertise meets the position requirements listed above, CV, and contact info (phone and email) for three referees to jarzyna.1@osu.edu. In the subject of all emails, please include your name and the position the candidate is applying for (e.g., “Application for Biodiversity Change Postdoc: LASTNAME”). The final selection process will begin on August 15, 2018 and will continue until both positions are filled. Please send all inquiries to Dr. Jarzyna at jarzyna.1@osu.edu. Dr. Jarzyna passionately believes that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and otherwise underrepresented candidates.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.