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Subject: [Job] Postdoctoral Fellow: Environmental DNA (eDNA)
From: Chris Harrod <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:13:46 +0000

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Wildlife & Fisheries Biology (DFNR 16-0087)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow - Wildlife & Fisheries Biology for the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University. This position supports the Appalachian Freshwater Initiative, an NSF EPSCoR funded project within the School of Natural Resources.  The incumbent will develop and test strategies to improve and streamline environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling and laboratory techniques for assessing amphibian, fish, and invertebrate assemblages in headwater Appalachian streams and wetlands.  Specifically, the incumbent will advance WVU capabilities in eDNA technology including sampling, handling, and storage, protocols; increasing reliability of survey and research methodology; and increasing efficiency of eDNA extraction and processing techniques.  The incumbent will perform primary data collection in the field and the lab on presence of wetland and aquatic organisms.  Substantial contributions to scholarly outputs including publications, presentations, and grant applications is expected.  This position will contribute to a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional study designed to improve management of aquatic environments in West Virginia.

A PhD in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, genetics, or a similar field, and experience in contemporary eDNA techniques and sampling techniques for organisms in aquatic or wetland environments are required. Preference will be given to candidates with previous publications on vertebrate genetics.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit  and click on the "View Jobs" link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer

James T. Anderson, Ph.D.
Davis-Michael Professor Forestry and Natural Resources
Program Coordinator, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
West Virginia University
(304) 293-3825 Office

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