Postdoc position in conservation biology at UC Davis (USA) ~

17 de agosto de 2014

Postdoc position in conservation biology at UC Davis (USA)

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Salary: Approximately $42,000 commensurate with experience & full benefits
Duration: Up to 2 years pending performance
Location: UC Davis, Davis, California (possible occasional travel)
Contact: Dr. Brian Todd (
Start date: Fall 2014
Position description:
The Wildlife Conservation Lab of Dr. Brian Todd at UC Davis is seeking motivated applicants to fill the position of postdoctoral research associate working in the area of spatial ecology and population dynamics. Candidates will be expected to devote special attention to modeling spatial ecology and population dynamics for application to conservation of the threatened Mojave Desert Tortoises. The incumbent will also be expected to assist with aspects of a long-term project on Desert Tortoise ecology. Previous experience handling Desert Tortoises is not required.

Work on other topics related to population dynamics or landscape-scale conservation/spatial analyses that intersect with other interests in our lab will be highly encouraged and constitute part of the expectations for the position. Current datasets on desert tortoise thermal ecology, spatial ecology and vegetation use, or other data are available in my lab.

Required qualifications:
-Doctoral degree in relevant field (Ecology, Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biology).
-Strong record of peer-reviewed manuscripts commensurate with career stage.
-Demonstrated skill and familiarity using analytical tools relevant to the described work (examples may include: ArcGIS or related GIS software; HexSim or related spatial software; any of several population modeling programs)
-Proficiency with the R statistical package.
-Excellent organizational and communication skills.
-Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a positive work environment.

Application materials and deadline:
For questions or to apply, please contact me via email at I’d be happy to answer specific questions about the opportunity and expectations. Applicants should include (1) a full CV with (2) at least three references listed and (3) a cover letter briefly describing your interests and strengths. Position is open until filled.

Brian D. Todd
Associate Professor
Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
1077 Academic Surge
Davis, CA 95616
phone: 530-752-1140
fax: 530-752-4154

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