The Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming is advertising some postdoctoral fellowships (details below). There are a number of stellar people out there (including friend of Weecology, Jake Goheen, who sent us the ad), so we strongly recommend checking out the opportunity if you’re looking for a postdoc or know someone who is:
Berry Postdoctoral Fellowships
Berry Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for outstanding ecologists or evolutionary biologists whose research is motivated by issues in conservation biology. Applicants must have a faculty sponsor from the Department of Zoology and Physiology, and secondary sponsor from the same department or from another department at the University of Wyoming. The initial fellowship period is one year, renewable for a second year contingent on performance. Berry Fellows will offer a one-credit graduate seminar during their first year to provide the opportunity to gain teaching experience and to promote interactions with graduate students. Starting date is negotiable, but requires having a doctoral degree in hand and needs to begin by August 2012.
Berry Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $35,000 and a research fund of $7,000 per year. They will be eligible for UW benefits.
The applicant must first contact a faculty member in the Department of Zoology and Physiology to arrange sponsorship. In consultation with the sponsor, applicants need to arrange for a second faculty sponsor. Once sponsors are arranged, the applicant needs to submit a two-page research proposal (including the names of their primary and secondary faculty sponsors), a CV, three outside letters of recommendation, and a letter of support from their primary faculty sponsor to the Berry Fellowship committee <cbenkman [at] uwyo.edu> by 1 November 2011.