Join the Molecular Ecologist blogging team in 2018!

Update, 22 Jan 2018: We’ve had a bunch of great applications — thanks to everyone who’s applied. Recruiting is closed for now, but keep an eye out for future opportunities.

The Molecular Ecologist is seeking new regular contributors for 2018! Join us in blogging about “ecology, evolution, and everything in between.”

Ideal candidates should have expertise and experience in our core topic, the use of genetic data to understand the past and future of the living world. We’re particularly interested in senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other working scientists who can discuss basic science on a level that engages our core community of research biologists, as well as explaining fundamental molecular ecology concepts to the general public. New contributors should be ready to commit to posting substantively on at least a monthly basis for the first year of their tenure.

New contributors will receive a small stipend for their first year of regular posting with The Molecular Ecologist, and may continue on a voluntary basis after that. Blogging for The Molecular Ecologist can be an excellent way to hone familiarity with current molecular ecology research, establish connections within the scientific community, and build a portfolio of science writing for a broader audience. In light of this, we are particularly interested in applications from candidates whose racial, ethnic, sexual, or gender identities are underrepresented in science careers.

To apply, please e-mail a brief cover letter explaining why you want to write for The Molecular Ecologist and an appropriate sample of your writing to Jeremy Yoder at jbyoder@gmail.com. Applications should be received by the end of the day on 20 January, 2018 to ensure consideration.

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About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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