The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to develop population viability models to support Species Status Assessments and endangered species decision making, for a potentially wide variety to taxa, geographies and decisions. This is a 12 month, limited-term non-tenure track position and is funded from external sources for up to two years. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Success of this project will result in the development of projection models and supporting data analyses, for species under consideration for listing under the Endangered Species Act in regions 2 or 6 of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This position will focus on using available data to parameterize models of species population and habitat dynamics. The project may involve working with managers, biologists and decision makers from federal and state wildlife management agencies to conduct expert elicitation and model building workshops.
The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, biometrics or a related field. Applicants will be evaluated on their knowledge, experience and abilities in population ecology, quantitative ecology, and simulation modeling. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, commitment to publication of results in peer-reviewed outlets, and strong potential to work collaboratively with multiple agencies on a highly visible research topic. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment; excellent communication skills required.
Interested applicants should apply online using this link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2129.
For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Conor McGowan, Assistant Unit Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only complete application materials will be considered. Review of application materials will begin April 8, 2017, and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified.