Post-doc – NABat and Status of Midwestern Bats – Illinois

Agency
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Location
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$45,000/year + benefits
Last Date to Apply
09/30/2020
Website
https://midwestbathub.web.illinois.edu/wp/2020/09/13/hiring-biologist-who-is-enthusiastic-about-working-with-people-and-data/
Description
We are hiring a post-doctoral researcher to aid in the development of the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) Midwest Regional Bat Hub. If you are excited about working with many partners across eight Midwestern states, talented in handling large quantities of data, and have large-scale questions you'd like to answer using monitoring data for bats, then you could be a great fit for this position. You do not need to be a bat biologist to qualify for this position, though of course bat specialists are welcome to apply! Please go to the website for more details on the position. https://midwestbathub.web.illinois.edu/wp/2020/09/13/hiring-biologist-who-is-enthusiastic-about-working-with-people-and-data/
Qualifications
Applicants should have earned a PhD in natural sciences or ecology by the start date. Applicants must be proficient in statistical analyses in R and spatial analyses in GIS and provide evidence of their ability to author peer-reviewed manuscripts. Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing large datasets, coding in R and Python, analyzing bat acoustic data, building occupancy models, and with ample experience collaborating as part of a team. Candidates should be critical and creative thinkers who generate new ideas and approaches. It is also important that candidates can work independently and remotely, with a high degree of motivation, a positive attitude, and the willingness to solve problems as they arise. Strong candidates will demonstrate their stellar written and oral communication abilities during the application process. The selected candidate must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Contact Person
Joy O'Keefe
Contact eMail
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