Undergraduate research opportunities Undergraduate students at Auburn University who are looking for research experience in ecology and/or evolutionary biology should contact me about opportunities. Undergrad researchers are expected to help with current projects in the lab and/or conduct an independent project. Most students will do research for credits. If you are interested in joining the lab, please send me an email and we can set a meeting time to talk about possibilities.
Graduate research opportunities Auburn University has both M.S. and Ph.D. programs in biology that are research focused. If you are interested in joining my lab, please send me an email that outlines your research interests and how they fit into the research conducted in the Warner Lab, as well as your curriculum vitae.
Postdoc opportunities A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Warner Lab at Auburn University. The successful candidate will be involved primarily with research on developmental plasticity and population biology of brown anole lizards (Anolis sagrei). The Warner Lab has generated a large database from a 7-year mark-recapture study on 3-6 island populations (data on approx. 20,000 individuals) of brown anoles. The candidate will be expected to work with this database to explore a variety of questions about (but not limited to) spatial and temporal variation in population demographics, phenotypic selection, and habitat use. The successful candidate will also be involved with research on the ecology and evolution of embryonic responses to incubation environments, which is another major research focus in the lab. The post-doc will be expected to assist with training graduate students in the lab, develop synergistic projects, write grants, and produce first authored papers and contribute to co-authored papers. There will also be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research, with the hope that the post-doc will develop their own research program to carry to a future faculty position.
Required: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (including but not limited to evolution, ecology, physiology, behavior) at time of hire; demonstrated track record of creative, productive research; ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment with graduate and undergraduate students; strong background in ecology and evolutionary biology; excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills. Preferred: Expertise and skills with mark-recapture statistics, GIS, reptile egg incubation, field research on lizards. Availability: The position start date is targeted for January 2018, but this is somewhat flexible. This is a one-year, full-time position with the possibility of renewal for a total of 2 years, pending satisfactory work.
If interested, please send the following materials to Dan Warner (email@example.com): 1) a current CV with contact information for three references; (2) a short (1-2 page) statement of interest in this opportunity with a list of relevant skills. Screening of applications will begin 31 October 2017, and continue until the position is filled.