A post-doctoral fellow with strong skills in spatially-explicit ecological modeling is sought to work on NSF and USGS-funded research on migratory species and ecosystem services. The post-doc will work under the supervision of Dr. Laura Lopez-Hoffman (School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona) and will also collaborate closely with Drs. Darius Semmens and Jay Diffendorfer (Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center, USGS).
The post-doc will support ongoing efforts at the University of Arizona to model the population dynamics of Mexican free-tailed bats and the ecosystem services they provide. The post-doc will also take a leadership role in a USGS Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis working group on spatial subsidies in the ecosystem services of migratory species. This interdisciplinary effort blends spatial ecology, economics, and the emerging field incentive-based conservation. Information on the Powell Center working group can be found at: http://powellcenter.usgs.gov/current_projects.php#AnimalMigrationAbstract
The post-doc will be the primary coordinator of the Powell Center modeling efforts. This offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with many scientists in both ongoing research and in the development of new research on the spatial ecology of ecosystem services. The post-doc will participate in all aspects of the scientific venture, with ample opportunity to prepare publications and new grant proposals.
A combination of rigorous modeling skills, a track record of publications, and experience with interdisciplinary research are required for this position. Experience in collaborative, team-oriented research is especially desirable, as is leadership experience or evidence of leadership potential. The position requires a highly motivated, organized and personable individual.
Qualified applicants should have a PhD, and skills in conceptualizing and coding spatially-explicit population models. Please apply through website (www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=202033).
The required application materials are: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and PDFs of 1-2 publications. The search committee will review applications beginning August 15th, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is for 2.5 years contingent on performance evaluations. The salary is $45,000 per year.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Laura Lopez-Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.