Faculty Job in Academic & University Post Doctoral Research Associate – HigherEdJobs


Faculty – Agriculture – Plant and Soil Science

Application Due:



The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
Postdoctoral Associates are temporary Academic Professionals dedicated to the pursuit of greater professional expertise after the attainment of the doctoral degree. This category recognizes that doctoral recipients in some disciplines may require intensive advanced work in a particular discipline before seeking permanent employment. Postdoctoral Associates are not eligible for extended-term appointments. It is characteristic of Postdoctoral Associates to work with a small set of faculty mentors who are responsible for directing the employee’s research and training. The temporary nature of internships, the precariousness of grant funding, and the desire of many Postdoctoral Associates to acquire permanent employment early in their careers call for a specific set of governing regulations for this category of employee.
This position will be responsible for compiling and analyzing datasets related to invasive grasses across several western states, specifically focusing on plant abundance measures related to environmental characteristics and treatment-response information. This scientist will be part of a team of researchers from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico focused on ecology and management if invasive grasses in rangeland ecosystems. This is temporary position scheduled to be completed in September 2022. 

The successful applicant will coordinate with researchers in multiple states to compile, analyze, and present existing and newly-developed datasets using various analytical approaches. Overarching goals of the project focus on increasing our understanding of impacts and management responses of invasive grasses in grassland and shrubland ecosystems of the western U.S. Frequent communication with research partners and land managers will be required, but physical travel will be fairly limited. The successful applicant will have professional development opportunities through the University of Wyoming to further prepare them for their career.


A Doctoral Degree is required for this position, however, consideration will be given to applicants that are currently pursuing their Doctoral Degree and will complete the degree prior to starting work.

  • Ph.D. in weed science, rangeland ecology, plant ecology, or related discipline (will consider All But Dissertation applicants (ABD))

  • Strong statistical and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills

Competitive candidates will have one or more of the following:

  • Experience working with various types of vegetation data

  • Experience with R, ArcGIS, meta-analytical techniques, and/or other analysis tools

  • Ability to design, interpret, and communicate relatively large datasets related to plant ecology and weed management

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and professionally with diverse stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific findings through publications and presentations  

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. 
UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.  
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

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Primary Location

: US-WY-Sheridan


: Academic

Job Level

: Entry Level


: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Hiring Manager

:Brian A Mealor

Unposting Date

: Dec 3, 2020, 11:59:00 PM


Lindsey Kelly
Human Resources
University of Wyoming

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