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 (https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings/), and search “Staff openings” using the vacancy number 605292.
For further information, contact: Dr. Kiona Ogle (email@example.com) or Dr. Jamie Sanderlin (firstname.lastname@example.org). For full consideration, all materials must be received by April 30, 2021.