University of South Dakota: Postdoctoral Research Position – Avian Physiological Flexibility

Posted on May 10, 2023
Expires: August 10, 2023

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study mechanisms, costs, trade-offs and fitness consequences of physiological flexibility in passerine birds in the laboratory of David Swanson, Department of Biology, University of South Dakota ( Collaborators on the project include Drs. Yufeng Zhang, University of Memphis ( and Ana Jimenez, Colgate University ( The project will include integrative (molecular, cellular, tissue and organismal levels) studies of natural seasonal flexibility and temperature acclimation studies involving exposure to stable and fluctuating temperatures.

A Ph.D. in ecological or comparative physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in molecular and biochemical techniques, including transcriptomics, metabolomics, Western Blots, and/or spectrophotometric enzyme assays. Special attention will be given to candidates with prior tissue culture experience or who demonstrate strong interest in learning these techniques.

Review of applications will begin on 30 May 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted on-line at Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. David Swanson (, Department of Biology, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA. Review of applications will begin immediately.  EOE/AA.

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