Animal Movement Ecology; Statistical / Research Technician; Maryland

Agency
University of Maryland
Location
University of Maryland
Job Category
GIS & Computing
Salary
TBD / DOE
Start Date
01/15/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2022
Website
http://science.umd.edu/biology/faganlab/
Description
The Fagan lab in the Biology Department at the University of Maryland is seeking a Statistical Programmer / Research Technician to assist with global-scale analyses of multispecies animal tracking datasets. The position can begin immediately and can continue to 31 May 2023. Extension beyond this period is possible pending available funding and satisfactory performance. The opportunity features a competitive salary plus benefits. The successful candidate will be part of an established animal movement analytics research team. Building on a long-term research program in animal movement analytics (e.g., Mueller et al. 2013. Science; Fleming et al. 2015. Ecology; Noonan et al. 2019. Ecological Monographs; Mallon et al. 2021. Movement Ecology), this position will focus on leveraging existing multispecies tracking datasets to compare and contrast patterns of animal space use across species. Specific tasks will be to: • Examine how various aspects of movement behavior vary with phylogeny and body size, across different habitat types, and as a function of other covariates; • Work with our team to identify appropriate empirical examples for demonstrating the performance of novel analytical methods. • Contribute to publications in academic, peer-reviewed journals; For more background on the Fagan lab, see: http://science.umd.edu/biology/faganlab/ https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=lApw3oUAAAAJ
Qualifications
Required: • M.S. (preferred) or B.S. degree in statistics, quantitative ecology, data science, or a related field. • Excellent programming skills in R. • Advanced data analysis and statistical modeling skills. • Excellent communication skills in English. Preferred: • Experience with animal movement analysis is advantageous. To apply, send a CV / resume and a statement of interest to: bfagan@umd.edu
Contact Person
William F Fagan
Contact eMail
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