Post-doctoral Scientist in Statistical Ecology: Arizona

Northern Arizona University and USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA and USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
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Post Doctoral Appointments
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Dr. Kiona Ogle (Northern Arizona University) and Dr. Jamie Sanderlin (USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station) are seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to develop integrated population models (IPMs) for management applications in ecology. The primary objectives for this position are to: 1) Develop and analyze existing long-term study data on nest density, nest survival, occupancy, productivity, and home range size within an IPM for white-headed woodpeckers; 2) Assess study design effort for each data source in relation to monitoring objectives; 3) Incorporate the IPM into an adaptive management framework.
Candidates must have a PhD in statistics, ecology, or closely related field by the start of employment; should have demonstrated experience publishing scientific papers in the areas of statistics, quantitative ecology, or ecology; and should have the ability to develop and implement Bayesian hierarchical statistical models. Candidates should have a background in one or more areas related to population demographic models, data-model integration, IPMs, and avian or wildlife biology. Experience using R, JAGS, OpenBUGS, STAN, or NIMBLE software is desirable. This is a 1-year position with the possibility to extend to 2-years contingent on funding and performance. Application materials include: 1) CV, 2) cover letter, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references. For more details and to apply, go to the NAU Careers Page Link (, and search “Staff openings” using the vacancy number 605292. For further information, contact: Dr. Kiona Ogle ( or Dr. Jamie Sanderlin ( For full consideration, all materials must be received by April 30, 2021.
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