Postdoctoral Position in Plant Speciation & Pollination

I am looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join my lab at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  The NSF-funded project involves studying pollination and diversification of the Neotropical genus Burmeistera (Campanulaceae), including the roles of various isolating barriers and introgression in the formation of new species.  Candidates should have interests and prior experience with pollination biology, speciation, and/or plant molecular phylogenetics (preferably including bioinformatics analysis of next-gen data).  Successful applicants will also be encouraged to carry out his or her own research projects related to work done in the Muchhala Lab (see  The  start date is flexible, with funding available for up to two years given satisfactory progress. 

St. Louis is a vibrant Midwestern city that boasts an exceptional quality of life, combining a low cost of living with a variety of cultural attractions including parks, museums, and lively music and art scenes.  The University of Missouri – St. Louis has strong local ties with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Zoo, Washington University, St. Louis University, and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and annual retreats ( bring together ecologists and evolutionary biologists from these and other local institutions.  The Department also houses the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, established to promote international research, particularly in tropical regions. 

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   Informal inquiries are welcome: Submission online here (Job ID # 39162).  Applicants must combine application materials, including 1) a short statement (one to two pages) on previous experience, research interest, and motivation for applying, and 2) a curriculum vitae, into a single PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.  Additionally, have three recommendation letters sent to For questions about how to apply, please call (314) 516-5258, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email

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