The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois ( seeks to hire a postdoctoral research associate to participate in a study examining the impacts of elevated carbon dioxide on aquatic organisms. The project will primarily focus on investigating the physiological responses of aquatic organisms to elevated carbon dioxide, but aspects of behavior (e.g., monitoring the movement and activity of free-swimming individuals in the field) will be involved. Results from this work will inform research and policy on the potential to use carbon dioxide as a repellant for invasive aquatic organisms.

The position will offer a broad range of opportunities including potential for teaching and student supervision, and the successful candidate will interact with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team, governmental agencies, as well as a number of graduate students and undergraduates.

Applicants should have a PhD with experience in one of the following: animal physiology (molecular techniques, quantitative PCR, stress physiology), animal ecology, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in writing peer-reviewed articles and statistical analyses is expected. Funding will be for 2 years, and the position would include benefits, as well as support for conferences and travel.

The position will be based in the lab of Dr. Cory Suski at the University of Illinois (http://

To apply, please send a cover letter, full CV, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Cory Suski ( Start date is flexible, but May/June 2014 would be preferred.