Postdoc: Amphibians and climate change (US) ~

17 de octubre de 2012

Postdoc: Amphibians and climate change (US)

The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson
University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate starting in
January, 2013. The postdoc will work on a collaborative project with several
other institutions to identify Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Areas (PARCAs) in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The
primary responsibilities for this position will involve modeling amphibian
and reptile response to shifting patterns of climate and land use over the
next several decades, and interpreting what those shifts mean for the
long-term viability of current PARCAs. Other responsibilities will include
field-based investigations of the effects of climate change and habitat
quality on amphibians within the southeastern US. Travel to occasional
meetings in the northeastern US will be required.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in wildlife conservation, biology,
ecology, or a related field. Additional qualifications include: experience
with spatial modeling and conservation planning, experience with field work
(especially as it pertains to amphibians), the willingness to work with a
team of researchers, and a proven ability to communicate effectively through
publications and presentations of research at professional meetings. This
position will also involve interacting with graduate students working on a
variety of projects in the lab – the applicant will be expected to offer
occasional mentorship and leadership to these individuals.

This position will be contracted for one year, and any additional support is
contingent upon funding.

For additional information, please send a curriculum vitae and letter of
application (which should include a description of experiences, skills, and
interest in this position) to Dr. Kyle Barrett ( Review
of applications will begin immediately and competitive candidates will be
invited to submit a full application package. To insure full consideration,
applications must be received by November 16, 2012.  The anticipated hire
date is January, 2013.  Additional information about the Barrett Lab at
Clemson can be found at

Clemson is situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, and offers easy
access to many outdoor recreational and research opportunities. Please visit
the University’s website ( for more info.
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and
does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the
basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion,
sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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