[Taxacom] Two Postdoc Positions in Biodiversity Informatics at Arizona State University

Nico Franz nico.franz at asu.edu
Wed Nov 14 11:01:37 CST 2018

The Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) at Arizona State
University (ASU) invites applications for two postdoctoral research scholar
positions in biodiversity informatics. The positions are part of a new
Biodiversity Data Science Initiative launched at ASU and led by Beckett
Sterner and Nico Franz. The initiative will focus on building an innovative
web platform that leverages theoretical advancements and prototype software
for taxonomic concept alignment (https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syw023),
with the goal to establish a scalable taxonomic intelligence service that
will carry value for scientific audiences, science publishers, government
agencies, and environmental consulting firms. The platform will accelerate
the growth of high-quality, reproducible biological data by driving the
adoption of taxonomic intelligence metadata in scientific datasets and

Position 1 ad: https://sols.asu.edu/sites/default/files/job_12575.pdf

Position 2 ad: https://sols.asu.edu/sites/default/files/job_12643.pdf

We are committed to open science and an inclusive, equitable, and
team-oriented work environment that promotes the candidate's career and
personal advancement. The Biodiversity Data Science Initiative is located
within the School of Life Sciences and Natural History Collections at
Arizona State University. This setting offers a supportive and stimulating
environment, with a diverse collection of faculty with expertise across the
life and computational sciences, as well as access to excellent academic
and computing resources. The Initiative is further supported by faculty
from ASU's School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems
Engineering and external experts in data science for systematic biology. In
addition, the postdoctoral researcher will be able to take advantage of
multiple seminar series and a large community of faculty, postdocs, and
students. Arizona State University offers a rich environment for
early-career researchers and a wide range of support programs for postdocs.

Exploratory e-mail inquiries are strongly encouraged. Interested applicants
should send a one-page research statement, clearly indicating their
qualifications and motivation to join the project, Curriculum Vitae, and
contact information for three references to nico.franz at asu.edu and
bsterne1 at asu.edu. The review of applications is rolling until the search is
closed. The start date is flexible, with a preference for January 1, 2019.

Salary is commensurate with experience, with a range of $55,000 to 75,000
annually, plus ASU benefits, for exceptionally well qualified applicants.
Reasonable relocation funds are available.

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