We are seeking a post-doctoral scientist to develop and validate Close-Kin Mark-Recapture models to monitor black bear populations. The successful candidate will be housed within the Carnivore and Population Ecology Lab at Mississippi State University (https://www.carnivore.fwrc.msstate.edu/index.php) and collaborate with Drs. Dana Morin (MSU), Robert Lonsinger (US Geological Survey), and Lisette Waits (University of Idaho). Funding is available for two years and includes travel to Michigan to present results and train agency scientists on implementing validated methods.
PhD in Wildlife Science, Ecology, Math, Statistics, or a related field. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program by start of employment, with demonstrated research accomplishments and publications in the primary research literature. Required experience includes advanced knowledge, development, and application of Bayesian hierarchical models for population parameter estimation OR population genomics and close-kin mark-recapture methods. Candidates with some experience in both areas of expertise will be preferred.
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