TWO RESEARCH POSITIONS IN TROPICAL BIOLOGY:
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY and QUANTITATIVE FOREST ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI; www.stri.si.edu) is
pleased to invite applicants to fill two permanent research positions.
The first position is part of a new initiative, made possible by generous
support from the Simons Foundation, to conduct research on functional
roles played by *microbes in tropical forests*. The second position is for a
quantitative biologist conducting research on the *ecology and evolution
of tropical forests*. Successful candidates will develop outstanding,
independent research programs, supervise students and post-doctoral
fellows, collaborate with Smithsonian staff, and provide service to
STRI is headquartered in the Republic of Panama, with modern research
facilities, a library with extensive holdings in the natural and
anthropological sciences, and field stations throughout the Republic of
Panama. Staff scientists maintain research programs within a worldwide
network of collaborators at diverse academic institutions. Opportunities
for mentoring young scientists are available through an internal
fellowship program. Formal teaching is possible through educational programs with
affiliated universities, but not required.
Incumbents will complement existing strengths at STRI, and within STRI?s
Center for Tropical Forest Science/Smithsonian Forest Global Earth
Observatory, including, but not limited to, community and population
ecology, ecosystem biology, evolutionary ecology, soil-plant
interactions, microbial ecology of forests, plant physiology, animal behavior and
human impacts on tropical forests. Both positions are based in the Republic of
Panama. Early- to mid-career candidates are especially encouraged, but
applicants at all postdoctoral stages will be considered.
*Minimum Qualifications*: A Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience
in a relevant field, outstanding publication record, demonstrated success
in obtaining grants, and a commitment to communicating science to the
Demonstrated experience with bioinformatics (microbial biologist) and
database management (quantitative biologist) will be an advantage.
*To Apply: *Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a
summary of research accomplishments and interests, curriculum vitae, three to
five significant publications as separate PDFs, and the names and contact
information of three references.
*Send applications electronically to **