Tel Aviv University

Post-doctoral fellow

I am recruiting post-doctoral fellow through the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program for outstanding USA or Canada citizens ( The scholarship is for two years with option for one year extension. Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars receive a scholarship of $50,000 per academic year, with $36,000 each year for living expenses and $14,000 each year for research ($10,000) and travel ($4,000) expenses.

The research subject is drivers and consequences of floral diversity, from the genetic basis of floral traits to pollination networks. Specific study system and research question are open to discussion, and should fit to the candidate's skills and interests.

The lab of plant evolutionary ecology is part of School of Plant Sciences and Food Security in Tel Aviv University, and is located in the Botanical Garden. Major research projects in the lab include: molecular basis and evolution of floral colour variation in irises, ecological speciation in irises, adaptation and evolution of plants along climate gradients, conservation biology, and plant mating systems.

Tel Aviv is coastal city with an excellent beaches, and is highly liberal, vibrant and international. Israel is small enough to travel from Tel Aviv to either mountains or desert (or desert mountains) in only a couple of hours drive. Israel flora is among the most diverse ones outside the tropics, with about 3,000 species in an area of 1/6 of the state of Indiana.

Candidates must be citizens of United States or Canada, or have a documented status that allows them to study and work in the US. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree from a premier university, or if still studying for a Ph.D., must submit their Ph.D. thesis before October 1, 2018. Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter including brief ideas for research and names of at least two referees to . Applications are considered when received, but should be submitted before 1 October 2018.