2-year Postdoc in wildlife ecology (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

24 de mayo de 2014

2-year Postdoc in wildlife ecology (USA)

2-year Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) position
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Madison, Wisconsin

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will lead an ongoing project
to develop climate change vulnerability assessments for a set of candidate
species in the Upper Great Lakes region. Our approach relies on estimating
species’ demographic sensitivities to climatic variability and quantifying
the exposure of populations to historic and future climate. The research
associate will: 1) identify the direct and indirect impacts of climate
change on selected terrestrial wildlife species, 2) identify and process
relevant digital climate and land use data, 3) develop and implement
spatially-explicit population models, 4) write project reports and develop
manuscripts for peer-review, and 5) collaborate with researchers, managers,
and stakeholders to disseminate work and convey management implications. The
post-doc will be housed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirements include: 1) a Ph.D. in ecology,
conservation biology, biostatistics, or related field; 2) knowledge of
principles and methods of wildlife population dynamics; 3) demonstrated
proficiency in R statistical programming and ArcGIS; 4) demonstrated desire
and proficiency to publish in the peer-reviewed literature; 5) ability to
communicate (oral and in print) research findings to multiple audiences. The
successful candidate should have excellent written and personal
communication skills and be able to work collaboratively. Preferred skills
include familiarity in analyzing weather/climate data, proven skills in
demographic and/or species distribution modeling, and familiarity with
population modeling approaches or platforms (e.g., HexSim).

UNIVERSITY: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the major research
universities in the United States. UW-Madison has a long history of
excellence in ecology, conservation biology, and remote sensing science.
This project will be supported in the in the Department of Forest and
Wildlife Ecology and under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg
(http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/). Madison, Wisconsin consistently
ranks as one of the best places in the United States to live, work, and
study. It is Wisconsin's capital city, with a vibrant population of
approximately 240,000 that combines small town charm with a nice variety of
leisure and cultural opportunities.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS: The position will be available July 1, 2014 and the
duration of the appointment is 24 months. The salary is $43,000 per year
plus benefits. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.

APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis starting immediately. Candidates should send a well-crafted cover
letter summarizing their research interests, CV, and contact information for
three references. All applications (e-mailed as a single PDF file) should be
sent to bzuckerberg@wisc.edu with the subject heading “PostDoc Application”.
Reviews of material will begin immediately and continue until a suitable
candidate is found.

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