Computational research assistant in global change ecology ~

24 de julio de 2012

Computational research assistant in global change ecology

The Appalachian Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental
Science seeks a talented computer scientist / ecological modeler to support
several funded projects in modeling the impacts of global change on
terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The position is based in the lab of Matt
Fitzpatrick, though the successful candidate would interact with multiple
faculty members.

Applicants should possess a BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Ecology,
Statistics, Geography or a related field. Research experience in computer
programming (R, Python, C++), ecological modeling, and spatial analysis
using GIS highly desired. In addition, the ideal candidate would possess (1)
knowledge of and interest in the basic principles in ecology, biogeography,
and landscape ecology; (2) excellent organization skills; (3) strong
quantitative and critical thinking skills; and (4) an ability to work
independently and supervise others, and to handling multiple, concurrent
responsibilities while meeting deadlines. Primary duties will include
supporting research projects by writing custom computer code, developing and
handling large ecological, remote sensing, and climatological databases, and
creating publication quality graphics, maps, and website content.

Questions about the position should be directed to Matt Fitzpatrick at For information about research in the Fitzpatrick
lab see: The Appalachian Lab
( is located adjacent to Frostburg State University in the
mountains of western Maryland - a region noted for its access to outdoor
activities. Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Pittsburgh are within 2.5 hours

The position is available as soon as September 2012.  Salary is dependent on
experience and includes benefits. To apply, please e-mail a *single PDF
document* that includes: (1) a letter describing relevant research
experience, (2) resume, and (3) contact information for three references to (references will not be contacted without
permission). Review of applications will begin on 8/15/2012 and will
continue until the position is filled.

This ad will be posted at UMCES is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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