Postdoc at Cornell University ~

20 de septiembre de 2012

Postdoc at Cornell University

The New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to develop models to evaluate population status of elusive carnivore species, using spatial capture-recapture methods.  The project will involve study design, occupancy estimation using previously collected track-plate data, analysis of field data using spatial capture-recapture models, submitting manuscripts for publication, and communicating research to project sponsors.  There will be opportunities for participating in field research if interested.  The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Angela Fuller, U. S. Geological Survey, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) and Dr. J. Andy Royle, U. S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Laurel, Maryland).  The postdoctoral scientist will be housed in the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University and will make several trips to Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and potentially to other locations to brief project sponsors.

This is a one year appointment with possible extensions up to a total of 2.5 years.  The salary is $42,000 - $45,000/year plus benefits (health and dental insurance, retirement, life insurance, disability)

Minimum Requirements:

1.      Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, or a related quantitative field.

2.      Strong programming skills with demonstrated knowledge of statistical modeling used to describe population dynamics from mark-recapture data.

3.      Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

4.      Excellent writing and personal communication skills.

5.      The ability to work independently and under limited supervision as well as collaboratively.

Recommended qualifications:
Competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following qualifications: have a background in Bayesian inference, hierarchical modeling, occupancy modeling, proficiency with R and WinBUGS, and experience with ArcGIS.

To Apply:
Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter responding to each of the requirements and qualifications, a description of your background and experiences, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Angela Fuller, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, B02 Bruckner Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, (607) 255-2841.

Angela K. Fuller
Assistant Leader and Assistant Professor
U. S. Geological Survey
New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Department of Natural Resources
B02 Bruckner Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3001
Unit  (607) 255-2839; Fax (607) 255-1895
Office  (607) 255-2841

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