Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Watershed Studies

Murray State University
Murray, KY
Closing Date
October 15, 2020

The Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State University is seeking a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on ecology, evolution, and/or conservation. Research opportunities include life history strategies, population dynamics, climate change, and the evolution of senescence using observational studies, experiments, and analysis of long-term data. Field sites are in western Colorado and western Kentucky.

The successful applicant will mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one biology course per semester. 

This is a two-year position starting January 1; salary is $47,500/year with benefits.


Ph.D. in a relevant discipline required; experience with experimental design, multivariate statistics, and amphibian ecology is preferred.

To Apply

To apply, upload a letter of interest detailing career goals and research experience, a curriculum vitae, and email addresses of three references at murraystatejobs.com/postings/9269. For further information, please contact Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman [at] murraystate.edu).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin October 15. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Murray is a highly-rated, vibrant public university with significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological research, including the Hancock Biological Station. 

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