Postdoctoral Position in Animal Behavior and Demography ~ Bioblogia.net

19 de julio de 2007

Postdoctoral Position in Animal Behavior and Demography

Arizona State University

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in behavioral ecology
and population biology/demography. The position is available from October
1, 2007, for a period of up to 2 years. Postdoc will work with PI and
graduate students on an NSF-funded project to 1) integrate theories from
behavioral ecology with quantitative techniques in demography and 2)
contribute to an empirical research program on California sea lions in the
Gulf of California, Mexico to test hypotheses regarding the degree to which
the demography of sea lions depends on reproductive behavior. More detail
on the project can be found at http://www.public.asu.edu/~lrgerbe/.

We are seeking an individual who is comfortable with large datasets and
programming scripts for non-standard statistical tools in R or SAS to handle
nesting, temporal autocorrelation and other statistical dependencies that
plague large behavioral datasets. One of the central goals is to advance
new statistical approaches to behavioral studies. Analyses of the data will
be based on questions of interests to both the PI and the postdoc. The main
criteria are: a knowledge of standard statistics for ecology, familiarity
with elementary programming and modelling, research experience in some type
of ecological field work, and imagination, curiosity, and a knack for
working independently. In addition, knowledge of demographic modeling
approaches are desirable. A PhD in some aspect of ecology is required. The
person will be based at Arizona State University in Tempe with potential for
field work in the Gulf of California Mexico.

Please send CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for
3 references to leah.gerber@asu.edu. Closing date: 10/1/2007, or until a
successful candidate is identified. Arizona State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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