We currently have one postdoc position open in the lab:

Postdoctoral Opening in Ecological Analysis of Plant-Pollinator Data

Creative and highly motivated candidates with strong track records of research productivity are invited to apply for an NSF-funded Postdoctoral Associate position in Rachael Winfree’s lab group at Rutgers University, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The postdoc will use data already collected by the Winfree lab group to answer questions about the importance of pollinator biodiversity in the pollination of native plant communities. The postdoc’s primary responsibilities will be lead-authoring papers, analyzing data, and collaborating with other members of the research group. Applications will be evaluated based on past research productivity, alignment of applicant experiences with the goals of the Winfree lab, and the individual’s potential to grow as a productive, independent investigator. Target start date in late 2020. The position is funded for two years.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a Ph.D in ecology or a related field, proficiency coding in R, quantitative training that includes simulation and null modeling in addition to statistics, and a strong publication record. Field experience with pollinators and flowering plants is preferred but not required; likewise familiarity with the research fields of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning and/or network ecology is preferred but not required.

Application: Applicants should send a single pdf file, named as their last name, consisting of a letter of interest, CV, 2 representative publications, and contact information for three references to Rachael Winfree at, using “NSF postdoc“ as the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; learn more about DEI at Rutgers here.


Graduate Students

I am looking for highly motivated, creative Ph.D students who bring enthusiasm and rigor to their research. In return you can expect from me the commitment to help you do your best work and achieve your scientific and career goals during your time in our lab. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please email me with a brief description of your research interests, your CV, your undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), and your GRE scores (including the percentile; unofficial is fine).


We are always looking for self-motivated and scientifically curious undergraduates to join us in our research. From you, we expect dedication, commitment and careful work in the field and lab; from us, you can expect support in obtaining independent funding for your research, developing your research skills and ideas, and presenting your work at conferences and/or in peer reviewed publications. If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Rachael Winfree to describe why you want to join the lab, and include your major and GPA.

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