Postdoctoral position in Movement Ecology (Germany) ~

7 de mayo de 2014

Postdoctoral position in Movement Ecology (Germany)

The Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) is
inviting applications for a

Postdoctoral position in Movement Ecology
(E13 TV-G-U)

at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt (BiK-F). The Bik-F provides a new, dynamic
research environment that integrates a variety of disciplines from both natural and social sciences.

This advertisement is for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the working group of Thomas Mueller. The
researcher will participate in existing projects and develop own research efforts on understanding
animal movements from relocation data. Projects focus on disentangling the underlying navigational
mechanisms of animal movement, linking movement behaviors to ecosystem functioning, and
identifying conservation challenges related to animal movement. The position is funded by the Robert
Bosch Foundation and research will be conducted in close collaboration with the working groups of
Katrin Böhning-Gaese (also BiK-F) and Bill Fagan (University of Maryland).

The candidate should have expertise in statistical analysis and modeling of animal relocation data. In
addition, good computational skills with knowledge in various programming languages, especially R,
are required. Experience in using remote sensing data for habitat and species distribution models as
well as in geo-spatial analyses are desirable. The successful candidate will have a PhD, likely in
quantitative ecology or a related field and a strong publication record. Prior postdoctoral experience
is beneficial, but not required.

To apply for the position, please email a statement of research goals, CV, and the names and email
addresses of three references in a single .pdf file to:; Review of
applications will begin 4 June 2014, and will continue until the position has been filled.

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