Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Pollinator Ecology

Location: Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Description: The Postdoctoral Fellow will investigate the role of generalist pollinators in biotic homogenization in the invasive Callery pear system and co-flowering Rosaceae. Specifically, they will examine pollen flow between Callery pear and native Southeastern Rosaceae and examine the consequences of heterospecific pollen transfer for reproductive interference and potential hybridization. The project will combine field, laboratory, and greenhouse studies. Two-years of funding is available upon satisfactory performance in Year 1. The postdoctoral fellow will be in the lab of Dr. Jess Hartshorn and co-advised by Dr. Matthew Koski.

Clemson is in Upstate South Carolina, surrounded by the Clemson Experimental Forest and within short driving distance to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Desired skills: Experience with statistical approaches in R, work in the field, grant and manuscript writing

- PhD in Ecology, Entomology or closely related field
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work in teams and individually

To apply:
Please send a CV, a 1 page cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Hartshorn ([log in to unmask]  ) and Matt Koski ([log in to unmask]  ) by May 30, 2022. Expected start date will be by Winter 2022/2023.