# Postdoc opportunity in the DIB Lab
The [DIB Lab at UC Davis](http://ivory.idyll.org/lab/) is seeking a full-time postdoc for a 1 year period, with potential for up to four years.
This postdoc will be focused on writing and communication around the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase effort (see the [#CommonsPilot blog post](http://ivory.idyll.org/blog/2017-commonspilot-kickoff.html)). The work would include (but not be limited to):
* developing engagement strategies for open science infrastructure;
* working with the Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium members to help engage the larger community with their efforts;
* writing externally facing blog posts, Tweets, papers, and meeting reports;
* communicating and engaging with other Commons-style efforts;
* working with the DIB Lab to develop a training and outreach program for the DCPPC;
but we really mean "not limited to..." - there is substantial flexibility in the position.
There will be scope for research in science communication, social networking, community building, and evaluation.
## Strong requirements
PhD in hand at time of appointment.
Good written and spoken English.
Code of Conduct compatible.
## Other suggested expertise or interest
Open source / open science interest and experience welcome.
Carpentry Instructor training considered a plus.
Some background in biology or data science recommended.
Blogging and social media experience suggested.
Salary: NIH base postdoc salary (currently approximately $44,000 for a starting postdoc) + $10k.
Please note that UC Davis covers health, dental, and vision with the exception of a small monthly fee and copay.
Remote work is OK with some additional travel requirements. Part-time work is also an option.
We are looking to fill this position starting April 2nd, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. Please send a cover letter briefly describing your experience, interests, and training to Titus Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will begin reviewing applications on Mon, Mar 19.
(Please don't send applications after Friday, Mar 30th unless this Web site says there's still an opening!)
## Frequently Asked Questions
None yet, but we will update as needed!