POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN GLOBAL CHANGE AND SPATIAL MODELING OF DESERT ENDOTHERMS: University of California, Berkeley

Agency
UC Berkeley
Location
University of California, Berkeley
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
competitive
Start Date
08/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/20/2017
Description
A postdoctoral position to work on the development and implementation of physiological-based, spatial models of desert endotherms is available at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management (ESPM) and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ). The position is associated with the Grinnell Resurvey Project under the direction of Professor Steve Beissinger. This project is funded by NSF to resample Mojave Desert vertebrates (birds and mammals) to understand how climate change and anthropogenic factors have affected species’ turnover during the past century. The project includes collaborators in the University of New Mexico (Blair Wolf), UC Santa Cruz (Barry Sinervo), and the San Diego Natural History Museum. This position will require extensive development spatial models of species distributions that mechanistically link physiological-based and climate-based approaches. Familiarity with use of multispecies occupancy models to draw inferences on species and community change is also desirable.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- A doctoral degree in a relevant subject
- Profound skills in spatial modeling and GIS
- Strong experience in statistical modelling including Bayesian methods
- Advanced knowledge in R and additional programming languages
- Strong record including scientific publications
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

This position is based at UC Berkeley and includes competitive salary and health benefits. It is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment for a second year conditional on satisfactory performance.

Review of applications will begin on 1 April 2017 and the position is open until filled. Interested candidates should send (1) an email describing their research interests and qualifications along with (2) a CV, (3) representative publications, and (4) contact information for two references to Steve Beissinger beis@berkeley.edu. The start date for this position is summer or early fall 2017.
Contact Person
Steven Beissinger
Contact eMail
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