Postdoctoral Scholar Position– Lasky Lab, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Postdoctoral Scholar Position– Lasky Lab, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Postdoctoral Scholar – Lasky Lab: The Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to join the lab of Jesse R. Lasky. The lab studies how genetic diversity is created and preserved in species. This includes looking at how species adapt to their local environments, how they respond to changes in their environment, how invasive species affect biological ecosystems, and how different species interact with each other.The primary study organisms are plants, and the lab employs an integrative approach that combines molecular and ecological perspectives.

Designation: Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Area: Genetic diversity within species, local adaptation, ecological and evolutionary responses, invasion biology, species interactions (with a focus on plants)

Location: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


  • Ph.D. degree
  • Strong research experience in areas related to genetic diversity, adaptation, ecology, or evolution
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular and ecological approaches
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Scholar will work in the lab of Jesse R. Lasky and contribute to ongoing research projects related to genetic diversity and adaptation within plant species. The position is a limited-term appointment funded for one year, with the possibility of re-funding. The scholar will conduct research, analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and collaborate with other members of the lab. The start date is flexible, and the review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically. Interested candidates should complete the application process by following the steps below:

  1. Click on the “Apply” button.
  2. Provide a cover letter detailing your experience and research interests.
  3. Attach a current CV.
  4. Include contact information for three professional references.

Last Date for Apply: Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled.

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