Acoustic Ecology Postdoc – Colorado

Agency
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
45000
Start Date
06/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
12/15/2017
Website
https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/georgewittemyer/
Description
POSITION STATEMENT Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Colorado State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology) Location: Fort Collins, Colorado Salary: $45,000 Start date: negotiable (ideally Spring—Summer 2018) Description: Full-time, two-year initial term with possible extension depending on performance and project funding. The position is funded entirely from federal sources under a National Park Service Cooperative Agreement. DUTIES The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Colorado State University (CSU) and National Park Service (NPS) scientists. The CSU scientists (PI’s: Dr. George Wittemyer, Dr. Lisa Angeloni, and Dr. Kevin Crooks) are part of a collaborative research team investigating noise impacts on wildlife. The NPS partners (PI’s: Dr. Kurt Fristrup and Dr. Megan McKenna) are part of the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD), within the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The direction of this research position will be crafted to take advantage of the applicant’s expertise, the capabilities of the CSU and NPS science team, and existing NPS datasets. Possible research directions include: 1. Integrate camera trap, GPS tracking, acoustic, and light data to gain understanding of the influence sound and light on species occupancy and behaviour 2. Perform a meta-analysis of existing NSNSD datasets to understand bioacoustic conditions in park units, the effects of noise on wildlife, and means to forecast future conditions 3. Investigate temporal responses of wildlife to noise pollution to understand behavioural responses to disturbance and time courses to recovery 4. Develop threat maps of noise pollution for integration into conservation planning tools for mitigating human disturbances REQUIREMENTS 1. Ph.D. degree in a pertinent biological, physical, or computer science field by start date of position 2. Strong publication record. 3. Demonstrated competency in statistical modeling. DESIRED ATTRIBUTES 1. Strong publication record in the natural sciences. 2. Experience or education in acoustics. 3. Experience in statistical modeling and analyzing large datasets 4. Experience in geospatial analysis. 5. Demonstrated experience working in collaborative research settings. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Applicants should create a single document (Word or pdf) that includes a letter of interest that highlights the desired attributes specified in the job description, CV/resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references and their contact information. The name of the file should contain the last and first name of the applicant (e.g., Doe.Jane.pdf). The letter of interest should include a statement of the applicant's areas of interest regarding ecological research on noise pollution, including the applicant's perception of the most important research questions in this discipline, the connections between these areas of research and the applicant’s prior work, and an account of the applicant’s skills in statistics, modelling, and other pertinent quantitative methods. For full consideration submit application by December 15, 2017. Upload application to: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/51321 For inquiries, please contact Dr. George Wittemyer (g.wittemyer@colostate.edu) via e-mail with “Acoustic Postdoc” in the subject line. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS 1. Ph.D. degree in a pertinent biological, physical, or computer science field by start date of position 2. Strong publication record. 3. Demonstrated competency in statistical modeling. DESIRED ATTRIBUTES 1. Strong publication record in the natural sciences. 2. Experience or education in acoustics. 3. Experience in statistical modeling and analyzing large datasets 4. Experience in geospatial analysis. 5. Demonstrated experience working in collaborative research settings.
Contact Person
George Wittemyer
Contact Phone
970 491-6598
Contact eMail
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