Postdoctoral Position in Vegetation and Wildlife Modeling ~

17 de diciembre de 2008

Postdoctoral Position in Vegetation and Wildlife Modeling

Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

A postdoctoral position is currently available within the Institute of
Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This project entails
projecting changes in biomass and digestibility of caribou forages to gain
a better understanding of how these changes may affect the fat and protein
dynamics of coastal and upland calving caribou in the Arctic. The
investigation will utilize an arctic and boreal specific dynamic
vegetation model that will be linked to an existing caribou energetics
model. This project will involve direct collaboration with scientists from
several U.S. and Canadian management agencies.

This is a full-time fixed term position with benefits, with initial
appointment for one year, and potential for repeated renewal contingent on
the availability of funding. The successful applicant should possess a
strong background in ecological modeling with expertise in one or more of
the following areas: terrestrial ecology, plant ecology, wildlife,
biogeochemistry, and/or computer programming. The candidate will need to
possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or have completed all PhD.
requirements and be awaiting graduation.

For more information about this position, please contact:
Dr. Eugénie Euskirchen (, who is the supervisor for this
position, or Dr. Brad Griffith (, who will also work with
the successful applicant.

To apply, please go to UAKJOBS and use posting # 0056514 or go to

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provisions of the Federal Immigration Reporting and Control Act of 1986
and must possess a valid Social Security card. All Nonresident Aliens must
provide proof of eligibility to work. The University of Alaska Fairbanks
is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and
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University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska
Public Records Act. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the
application and screening process should contact the Human Resource Office
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