Open postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Jeffrey Ram


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the laboratory of Biodiversity, Pathogen Detection, and Molecular Aquatic Ecology. The Ram Laboratory at Wayne State University seeks a resourceful researcher to apply molecular and cellular techniques to problems of physiology, ecology and health. You will devote half your time to developing your own endowment-backed ideas in areas of biodiversity, physiological mechanisms and molecular technologies, while also participating with others in funded projects on the detection and biodiversity of predators, prey, and pathogens in environmental waters and vectors. For more information about the research projects in the Ram laboratory, visit the website.

Required qualifications

A doctorate degree. Advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning, predominantly intellectual in character. Three to four years of job-related experience, which can include doctorate training. Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred. Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements. Ability to work independently. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills. Experience in applying for grants and funding for research.

Required application materials

Personal statement and c.v., names of three references. And later, a transcript. Send resume and potential start date to or apply directly on the Wayne State HR site, posting number 045974.