Work on Florida’s tree snails as a postdoc fellow

Florida snail

A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately for a project to evaluate the status of populations of Florida’s iconic tree snails in the genera Liguus, Orthalicus and Drymaeus in South Florida, and the effects of the non-native predatory new Guinea Flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) on native tree snail populations.

The project will involve extensive field work in tropical hardwood hammocks in South Florida, as well as the analysis of population data.

The project is funded for 2.5 years with a competitive salary.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with a focus on ecology or population biology. Experience working in the hammocks and tree islands of South Florida a plus, but not required.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter describing previous relevant experience, and contact information for three references to biology professor, Tim Collins.