Postdoctoral Research Associate ~

13 de junio de 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position length: One year appointment with possible extensions up to a total
of 3.5 years
Application Deadline: June 24, 2011, or until suitable candidate is found
START DATE: July 16, 2011
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Summary:
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 select wildlife species, using
spatial capture-recapture methods.

The project will involve designing the field study, 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. The candidate will be primarily
supervised by Dr. Angela Fuller, U. S. Geological Survey, NY Cooperative
Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
and will work closely with Co-Principal Investigator, 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

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

4. Excellent writing and personal communication skills.

5. Exceptional command of written and spoken English.

6. The ability to work independently and under limited supervision.

Recommended qualifications:
Competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following
qualifications: have a background in Bayesian inference, hierarchical
modeling, occupancy modeling, ability to design wildlife studies,
proficiency with R and WinBUGS, experience with ArcGIS, and experience in
database construction and management.

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. If sent via email, please provide a single pdf with all
application materials.

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

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