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Temporary Federal Postdoctoral Position at Atlantic Ecology Division in Narragansett, RI

US Environmental Protection Agency

National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
Postdoctoral Program Atlantic Ecology Division Narragansett, RI
Temporary Federal Position

Benefit-cost analysis of “gray” versus “green” infrastructure Project Number:  AED-09-14-09-203
Division: Atlantic Ecology Division
Branch: Watershed Diagnostics Branch
Geographic Location: Narragansett, RI

Project Description

The position will support research expected to yield method(s) for benefit-cost analysis of the use of traditional man-made (or “gray”) infrastructure versus the use Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact  Development (LID) to manage storm water. EPA’s Office of Water (OW) has  endorsed the incorporation of GI and LID practices into the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), either through the Load Allocation process for current and future nonpoint sources, or through TMDL Implementation Plans or equivalent watershed management plans. Stormwater management practices can be implemented through either regulatory means (e.g., stormwater permits, or local ordinances) or through incentive-based programs. Guidance is needed by EPA Regions, States, watershed/coastal management organizations and local communities on the  benefits and costs of traditional “gray” infrastructure used to manage storm water as compared with GI and LID practices. Estimation of benefits will require valuation of ecosystem services provided by green  infrastructure. Research will be coordinated among EPA’s National Heath and Environmental Effects and National Risk Management Research Laboratories; Office of Research and Development’s Water Quality and Ecosystem Services Research Programs; and EPA’s Stormwater and TMDL Programs.

Projected Duration of Appointment: 3 years
Educational Requirements:  Ph.D. in Ecological Economics, Ecology,Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or closely related field.
Specialized training or experience preferred:  Cost-benefit analysis,ecological economics, valuation of ecosystem services, evaluation of best management practices
Scientific Contact/Principal Investigator: Naomi Detenbeck, detenbeck.naomi@epa.gov, 401-782-3162
Application information: Due Date: October 30,2009 For application instructions click here.  Please do not apply directly to the scientific contact.

Conservation Int’l – Sr. VP, Science & Knowledge

Job Title:  Senior Vice President, Science + Knowledge

Client: Conservation International

Status:  Full Time

Div/Dept:  Science + Knowledge

Location:  Washington, DC, USA

Supervisor Title:  Chief Operating Officer

Date:  April 2, 2009

Background: At Conservation International, we envision the nations of the world maintaining the health and vitality of Earth’s natural resources, especially her biodiversity, so that people today and tomorrow can live full and healthy lives.  Our work seeks to inspire and help societies manage nature’s assets for the equitable benefit of current and future generations.

The SVP position is an expansion of CI’s former head of Conservation and Applied Biodiversity Sciences (CABS) role. Poised for continued success, CI is seeking a Senior Vice President of Science + Knowledge who will have full responsibility for developing and implementing CI’s science-to-action agenda to support CI’s new mission of delivering human well-being through conservation of healthy ecosystems and their goods and services.

The most critical component of the science-to-action agenda is to better understand and quantify how human well-being is provided and can be sustained through conserving natural ecosystems, ecological processes, and biodiversity, and thereby maintaining ecosystem services.  CI will focus on the conservation and restoration of healthy ecosystems, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and benefits to human well-being – climate, food, water, and health security, and option value – as well as the risks and costs of losing these benefits.

The SVP will lead the strategic, programmatic, and financial operations of CI’s Science + Knowledge, will lead a global staff, and will play a prominent leadership role in communications, fundraising, and partnerships throughout the local, national, and international communities where we work.  The Senior Vice President works with programs and staff within a matrix organization to lead the implementation of CI’s science-to-action agenda.

Ideal Candidate: The SVP will bring internationally significant credentials and a proven track record of successful leadership, fundraising, and management of people and fiscal oversight of large programs.  S/he will demonstrate outstanding communication skills, the ability to set priorities and achieve aggressive results.  Applicants with experience in establishing the linkage between ecosystem services and human welfare will be given special consideration.  In addition, a background in biodiversity and/or conservation ecology science is a plus.

The successful candidate will be a powerful internal and public presence, entrepreneurial and strategic, a results-driven leader with a proven track record of successfully managing an organization of similar size, complexity, and trajectory.  The SVP will have successful change management experience as a willing, inspired, and capable agent of achieving change in a constructive manner.  S/he will be an innovative and global thinker, able to maximize current partnerships while identifying and establishing new collaborations, capitalizing on unrealized opportunities, and translating CI’s ambitious plans into realistic strategies through a diversely funded operation.  The SVP will have the foresight and ability to effectively adapt to and influence CI’s infrastructure and organizational culture. S/he will champion CI, our resources, and talents to extend the reach of our science and knowledge through creative and high quality services which leverage and maximize technology, adaptive research, and human potential.

Key Responsibilities:

The tasks, duties and responsibilities of the position that are most important to get the job done.

Task/Duty/Responsibility/Time Percentage

  1. Develop and implement the strategy of Science + Knowledge by leading CI’s science-to-action agenda to support CI’s new mission of delivering human well-being through conservation of healthy ecosystems and their goods and services. 20%
  2. Build the science that best measures contributions toward and interactions with human well-being benefits from ecosystem conservation.  Generate metrics for assessing and monitoring the status of ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human well-being benefits over time.  Monitor success toward the strategic plan through metrics as generated, and oversee adaptive management and ongoing refinement as CI implements the plan. 20%
  3. Fundraise and secure gifts at the multimillion-dollar level from corporate, foundation, individual, government and multilateral donors to ensure the funds to carry out the Science + Knowledge strategy.  20%
  4. Represent CI in forums and build the partnerships needed to advance CI’s ‘Science to Action Agenda’ of conserving healthy natural ecosystems and their provision of human well-being.  Secure broad buy-in and support of our efforts.  This includes leading interactions with industry leaders, governments and multilateral organizations, NGOs and the private sector.  10%
  5. Oversee management of staff and budgets.  Provide oversight and guidance to senior staff to implement new Science + Knowledge initiatives.   Align staff toward objectives and manage performance.  Ensure fiscal oversight of divisional budgets. 20%
  6. Create and lead the overall communications strategy for Science + Knowledge.  10%

Education, experience, skills and abilities: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and overall skills:  Ph.D. in a field related to CI’s Science + Knowledge agenda and 12+ years of experience at a comparable level of seniority an excellent command of written and spoken English excellent communications and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by success in influencing and communicating with authorities and leaders globally international experience preferably in a developing country setting significant leadership, management, and strategic experience in an NGO, corporation, government or university or related experience ability to create and lead innovative strategies, partnerships, and programs to improve human well-being by ensuring healthy ecosystems across multiple geographic areas and multi-disciplinary teams published scientist.

Management of programs, budgets, and people:

  1. Experience in a leadership role within a multi-geographic, multi-cultural setting
  2. Ability to identify strategic issues and priorities, develop implementation teams and plans, and serve as the key decision-maker on programmatic, fundraising and operational issues
  3. Strong management skills with the ability to mentor and motivate staff and provide leadership across a diverse team of technical and operational professionals
  4. Ability to build organizational capacity and lead and align teams
  5. Successful experience managing cross-functional teams of distributed professionals in a matrixed management structure

Partnerships & Influence:  Demonstrated ability to embrace the mission and strategies of Conservation International and to influence governments, corporations, foundations and individuals to support our efforts.   Ability to collaborate with senior levels of management.  Demonstrated capacity for fundraising in the science arena with foundations and individuals with Demonstrated results at securing multimillion dollar gifts

Supervision / Authority allocated:  The scope of the person’s authority, including a list of jobs that report to the incumbent. Authorities refer to many things for which permission is not necessary, including: resources the position is allowed to commit, people with whom the position may openly communicate, meetings the position is allowed to convene, agreements the position may make, etc.

  1. Direct supervision of Senior Staff in Science + Knowledge, and oversight of staff of entire function.
  2. Authority to establish partnerships with government agencies, multi-lateral agencies, NGOs and other organizations to achieve Science + Knowledge objectives.
  3. Authority to negotiate on behalf of CI with executives of corporate, government, and organizational partners.
  4. Authority to raise and commit resources from foundations, development agencies, governments, multilaterals and individual donors.
  5. Authority to represent CI and its views to the media and to the public.
  6. Authority to convene formal and informal CI-wide working groups as needed to advance strategic objectives.

Working conditions: The environment in which the job is performed, especially any unique conditions outside a normal office environment. Indicate how much travel, if any, is expected.

Travel to advance program objectives and to CI project sites in the field, at times under physically demanding circumstances.  Position requires the ability to travel extensively throughout the world, at times in rigorous and physically demanding travel conditions, and at times with little or no notice.

Other: Personal characteristics that contribute to an individual’s ability to excel on the job, or other important information regarding the position or its requirements.

  1. Recognized stature in ecosystem conservation and/or human well-being
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills
  3. Personable and trusting
  4. Adaptive and flexible
  5. Effective, efficient and collaborative work style
  6. Team player
  7. Significant energy and ambition and a dedication to international conservation.
  8. Individuals with a demonstrated capacity for developing innovative strategic vision related to conservation science and/or human well-being are especially encouraged to apply.

CI Values: We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To learn more about Conservation International please visit our website http://www.conservation.org Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled, ideally on or before July 1, 2009. All interested persons must submit the following material for initial consideration to Jsolomon@globalrecruitment.net

Cover letter; Curriculum vitae/resume; Publication list full

Please direct any questions to Jill Solomon, Global Recruitment Specialists Senior Recruiter; Jsolomon@globalrecruitment.net 973-379-7325 (USA)

http://www.globalrecruitment.net

WORLDWIDE CANDIDATES ARE WELCOME TO APPLY

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Professor of Life Cycle Assessment

Massey University – Institute of Food, Nutrition & Human Health, College of Sciences

We seek a world class LCA Methodology Specialist for a tenured Chair to launch and direct an exciting new funded National Research Centre focused on footprinting New Zealands landbased industries.

Location is Palmerston North; Term of Contract is Permanent; Salary Information; Closing Date is June 14, 2009

Massey Universitys extended campus is the hub of agrifood research in New Zealand and one of the strongest concentrations of scientists in this field in the world.

We seek to appoint a world-class researcher to a funded Chair in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The successful candidate will have a proven record of LCA and related methodologies development and a clear vision of the role of LCA in the sustainable development of agricultural industries including forestry. This vision may include how LCA can be integrated with methods such as exergy analysis, input-output analysis, footprinting and material flows analysis. You will already have a strong reputation in the international agribusiness LCA community and a proven record of collaborations with land-based industries and international organisations or colleagues.

The permanent appointment will be at professorial level and is established by Government funding. The Chair will launch and direct a new, collaborative National Research Centre in LCA for land-based industries, with membership including relevant Crown Research Institutes and other universities. The Foundation Professor of Lifecycle Assessment will lead the development of new post-graduate programmes in LCA methodologies and applications.

New Zealand is highly dependent on its land based industries and pristine environment. For over 80 years, Massey University lecturers, researchers and graduates have shaped and continue to define forward looking agrifood and forestry businesses. This Chair will be a critical part of defining our sustainable future.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be addressed to Professor Richard Archer, tel +64 6 350 5104 (e-mail R.H.Archer@massey.ac.nz), or Professor Mike Hedley, tel +64 6 356 9099, extn 7419 (e-mail M.Hedley@massey.ac.nz).

More information can be found at http://jobs.massey.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=5943.

Chief, Economics and Trade Branch, D-1

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21 July 2009

DATE OF ISSUANCE: 22 May 2009

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Environment Programme

DUTY STATION: Geneva

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 09-PGH-UNEP-4212BO-R-Geneva

The Executive Director reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level lower than the advertised level of the post.  Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.  In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Remuneration

Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.   More Info…

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) works with international governmental and non-governmental organizations, national and local governments, business and industry to develop and implement policies, strategies and practices that are cleaner and safer, incorporate environmental costs, use natural resources efficiently, reduce pollution and risks for humans and the environment, and enable the implementation of conventions and international agreements. The work of UNEP’s Economics and Trade Branch (ETS) examines how economics, trade and finance interact with the environment and contribute to sustainable development at the local, national, regional and global levels, It makes the economic case for the environment, in particular through the “Green Economy Initiative,” This post is located in the Economics and Trade Branch (ETB) of UNEP/DTIE in Geneva, The position reports to the Director DTIE and as Branch Chief, is responsible for the formulation and management of UNEP’s Programme on Economics and Trade with the following main functions:

  1. Ensures the integration and use of economic rationale, analyses and tools across the various UNEP priority areas and Divisions and maintains a network of institutions and experts to provide inputs/advice to UNEP’s work on economics and trade.
  2. Evaluates and analyses the developmental and environmental implications of policies, plans and programmes proposed by governments, advise on policies that facilitate sound environmental management and sustainable development.
  3. Provides technical advice and assistance to UNEP clients, including governments, NGOs on developing and implementing conceptual frameworks to achieve sound environmental management and sustainable development.
  4. Integrates and ensures coherence and consistency between the economics related activities developed by the Branch with other relevant activities developed and implemented across the United Nations Environment Programme and provides expert advice to UNEP Management on the interface between environment, economics and development.
  5. Develops programmatic strategies and policies and determines the related financial and human resource requirements.
  6. Manages the personnel and financial resources of the Branch.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of environmental economics with specific focus on the sustainable development dimensions of macroeconomic and sectoral policies and the impacts of such policies on ecosystems and the services they provide. Ability to prepare reports and papers on related technical issues and to review, analyze, and comment on research papers; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; performs efficiently under stressful situations. Communication: communicates both verbally and in writing clearly and effectively; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping others not only informed but involved in the design and implementation of programmes and activities. Negotiates to align parties, builds networks, listens and communicates effectively to engage others Teamwork: Builds support for mandate toward achieving a vision; inspires others to translate vision and values into day-to-day activities and behaviors. Works collaboratively with colleagues across the organization to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; Strong network inside and outside the UN and ability to create teams across the organization, Planning and Organizing: Formulates, implements and evaluates; Establishes courses of action that ensure that work is completed efficiently; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Accountability: Is conscientious and efficient in meeting deadlines and commitments, and achieving results; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Leadership: inspires staff members to perform their duties willingly, competently and enthusiastically; imaginatively directs, guides and influences goals by mediating between individuals and the organization in such a manner that both gain maximum satisfaction; leads by example and talent; performs a directing role and yields influence over others; empowers others to translate vision into results; provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree in economics, environmental economics and environmental accounting, A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least 15 years of working experience, some of which should be at the international level, strong track record in environmental economics, human resources management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget or related field. Developing country experience is essential and experience in working in or with the United Nations an asset.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in oral and written English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations languages an asset.

Other Skills

Knowledge of the structures of the UN and other bodies and of the different structures of international coordination mechanisms. Solid knowledge of UNEP’s global environmental strategy, the Bali strategic plan and issues related to mainstreaming the environment in development policies, poverty reduction strategies, environmental economics and trade and environment. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, e-mail, internet) are required,

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations -Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. For more information click here.

Environmental Economics Assistant Professor

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Q Environmental Economics

The department of economics is seeking applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor/instructor beginning August 2009. Responsibilities include teaching an introductory course in environmental economics, a seminar in environmental and resource economics, and econometrics labs. Teaching load is 5 courses per year. Minimum qualifications include: ABD in economics, prior college/university teaching experience, and a demonstrated potential for high quality teaching. Colgate University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff further the University’s educational mission. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send or email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness to: Professor Robert Turner (rturner@mail.colgate.edu), Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, Colgate University; 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Email applications are encouraged.

Forest Ecologist

Forest Ecologist in Bozeman, MT

Position Classification: Exempt Grade 5

Salary Range: Competitive

Reporting Relationship: Director of Ecology

Starting Date: July 1, 2009

Position Summary (General Description): The Wilderness Society seeks an ecologist with experience in natural resource issues and an interest in restoration to join its Ecology & Economics Research Department as part of an interdisciplinary regional conservation team working to protect Montana’s wildlands. This is an exceptional opportunity for a conservation scientist interested in applying his or her scientific expertise to real world land management challenges and working at the nexus between science and public policy. We seek an applied ecologist to synthesize and analyze existing scientific information, develop new information, and translate these ideas into a format that will influence federal land management decisions in Montana and federal policies.

Founded in 1935, The Wilderness Society seeks to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We work from a foundation in science and through collaborations with local and regional and national conservation partners to achieve protection and improved stewardship of (primarily) federally owned wildlands in the United States. In addition to the two overarching goals of increased wildland designation and improved stewardship of public wildlands, we pay particular to three issues affecting wildland health and management: climate change; energy; and recreation.

The principal role of the scientist in this position is to develop and deliver scientific understanding of the ecosystems of the Northern Rockies in order to strengthen conservation practices on federal lands managed by the Forest Service. This position will be a critical part of our multidisciplinary team with expertise in economics, landscape analysis, communications, outreach, organizing and advocacy. The ecologist provides the foundation for science-based advocacy in Montana and the broader Northern Rockies, as well as contributing to the overall efforts of our Ecology and Economics Research Department.

The ecologist will be involved in numerous aspects of The Wilderness Society’s program, but project work will be centered on the development of ecological information needed to shape the Forest Service’s decisions regarding forest restoration, management and protection. . The ecologist will lead the development of ecological information relevant to restoring watersheds and forest ecosystems, habitat fragmentation, and wildland fire management. Analyses will help quantify values, threats, and develop restoration solutions.

The ideal candidate has substantial scientific experience post graduate school, experience with land conservation issues and policies, expertise in Northern Rockies ecosystems, outstanding communication skills, and a proven ability to translate ecological information into public policy and land management recommendations. This is a senior science level position within The Wilderness Society and compensation is competitive with university and governmental science programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with research department, regional conservation, and stewardship climate change, and other program staff to develop and integrate scientific program priorities into the campaign to influence forest management in Montana national forests;
  • Design and develop scientific analyses that bring ecological information, including results from spatial analyses, to bear on forest restoration and protection plans for priority areas in Montana;
  • Develop scientific reports, white papers, peer-reviewed papers and science and policy briefs needed to build the scientific case for protection, restoration, and good stewardship of wildlands;
  • Help develop policy recommendations based on scientific data;
  • Analyze select federal land management plans, policies, and environmental impact statements to assess ecological impacts on Montana wildlands;
  • Communicate research, analytical findings, and policy recommendations to government agencies, elected officials, conservation partners, and other audiences;
  • Share scientific findings and related policy recommendations with the media;
  • Where appropriate, use scientific research and information from Montana to help influence national level policy issues;
  • Support development of funding proposals;
  • Manage contract research, internships, and other means of augmenting analytical capacity; and
  • Travel to attend short-duration meetings, give presentations, and visit specific project sites

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in forestry, ecology, wildlife biology, landscape ecology or related field;
  • Passion for and commitment to wildland conservation;
  • Familiarity with Northern Rockies ecosystems;
  • Working knowledge of GIS concepts and principles;
  • Knowledge of conservation issues on western public lands and how they relate to natural resource management and federal public land policy;
  • Understanding of federal environmental laws;
  • Ability to work with the media, elected officials, and the public;
  • Exceptional communication skills and demonstrated ability to translate complex ecological information into terms that can be understood by a non-scientific audience;
  • Ability to think strategically and develop conservation advocacy programs;
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders and interact in a group setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, think creatively, and write convincingly

This position is available July 1, 2009 and is located in our Bozeman office. The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer. The Wilderness Society offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Application review will begin in early-May and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for this position, resume, samples of both technical and popular writing in relevant fields, and names, addresses, phone numbers of three references to:

Forest Ecologist Search
The Wilderness Society
1615 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
email: research_jobs@tws.org

Post-Doctoral Position Available

Modeling complex freshwater landscapes

University/Agency: Michigan State University

Location: East Lansing, MI

Job Description: A two-year post-doctoral position is available to work with the Landscape Limnology Research Group and partners (funded by the Center for Water Sciences at Michigan State University). The successful applicant will work with an interdisciplinary team that includes the landscape limnology research group (Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Mary Bremigan, Patricia Soranno, and Katherine Webster) and collaborators in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (Daniel Kramer) and the Department of Geography (Arika Ligmann-Zielinska). The successful applicant will build upon on-going research to integrate landscape limnology, economics, human behavior, and policy into a framework that develops a richer understanding of lakes and their landscapes as coupled human and natural systems (lakes and their watersheds). Products of the work include high-impact scientific publications and a proposal submission to NSF’s Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems Program.

Qualifications: A PhD is required. Applicants from all related disciplines (social science, natural resource economics, aquatic ecology, environmental science) are invited to apply. Persons experienced with quantitative approaches and the use of systems modeling are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, managers, and policy-makers across a variety of disciplines are required.

Salary: $40,000/year plus competitive benefits package

Last Date to apply: June 15, 2009 or when position is filled.

Start Date: August 16, 2009

To apply: Send statement of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Kendra S. Cheruvelil, Assistant Professor
Lyman Briggs School of Science
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
35 East Holmes Hall
(518) 353-9528
ksc@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Position Available

Amazonian indigenous people, cultural change, and biodiversity: Join an exciting team on a unique project investigating the consequences on biodiversity of cultural changes in Amazonian indigenous communities. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for an 18 mo postdoctoral position, jointly based in Stanford University (USA) and Toulouse University (France).

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to an NSFfunded project, by developing a mathematical model of the hunting practices of Makusi and Wapichana people in Southern Guyana and northern Brazil. Duties will include integration and synthesis of existing socioeconomic, hunting and environmental data sets, statistical analyses, model building, and manuscript preparation. Opportunities to develop independent research projects using data generated by the project are encouraged.

Qualifications: A PhD with a background in ecology/evolution, demonstrated interest in the broader questions in social studies and tropical systems, a proven publication record especially in mathematical modeling, and strong motivation. Research experience in social systems is desirable. Employment Conditions: The starting date is negotiable between July and August 2009. We will offer a competitive salary commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate.

To Apply: Please send a single PDF file containing letter of application with statement of interest, CV and two letters of reference to Jose Fragoso at fragoso@stanford.edu with cc to Jerome Chave at chave@cict.fr.  For full consideration, apply by June 15 2009. The position will remain open until filled.