Post Doctoral Research Associate in Freshwater Macroecology (USA) ~

25 de septiembre de 2013

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Freshwater Macroecology (USA)

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
University of Washington

Overview:  The Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab at the University of
Washington seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher. Applicants will
develop a collaborative research project with the Principal Investigator
that falls broadly within in the area large-scale freshwater ecology and
conservation (aka macroecology or conservation biogeography), and can be
tailored to the interests of the successful applicant. Examples of potential
research areas include traits-based ecology, trophic organization and food
webs, modeling species distributions, forecasting the effects of
environmental changes on invasive species and biodiversity, species rarity,
conservation planning and (dis)assembly rules. The applicant will have
excellent opportunities to work with existing species, trait and
environmental databases that span a hierarchy of spatial scales from streams
to watersheds to continents to the world.

The successful applicant will be advised by Dr. Julian Olden at the
University of Washington, and may work closely with collaborators in other
countries. The position will be funded initially for one year, with one or
more years of additional funding available, contingent upon performance.
Additional funds will be available to support collaborative research
endeavors. The Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab contains an extremely
cohesive mix of graduate students, post-docs and staff.  Quite simply: we
play hard and work even harder … and are looking for the same in the
applicant.  More information see:

Qualifications: PhD in ecology, zoology, biogeography or related field.
Priority will be given to applicants that exhibit strong quantitative
modeling and communication skills, proven expertise with GIS and database
management, demonstrated excellence in the publication of peer-reviewed
papers, and a proven record of working both independently and in a team.

Location:  The position will be located within the School of Aquatic and
Fishery Science (SAFS) ( SAFS is the leading
aquatic and fisheries department globally, and includes 40 faculty and 125
graduate students, and about 90 administrative and research staff. Faculty,
staff and students have access to myriad aquatic habitats and rich
biological resources, and are involved in interdisciplinary partnerships
with other academic programs, as well as public and private organizations
and environmental and regulatory agencies.  Seattle is a vibrant and
progressive city with ample opportunities for recreation and city-living

Start date: Spring or Summer 2014

Contact: Interested candidates should submit (1) a brief 2-page description
of research interests, research project idea, and future career goals, (2)
curriculum vitae, (3) most influential publications (PDF), and contact
information for at least three references to: Dr. Julian Olden, School of
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington at
Screening of applicants will occur in Fall 2013 and will continue until a
suitable candidate is found. UW is an equal opportunity employer and
actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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