Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Wildlife Ecology
Arkansas Forest Resources Center
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
POSITION: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is seeking to fill a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to support the research of Dr. Douglas Osborne in the area of quantitative wildlife ecology. This position is a 12-month, one year appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.
LOCATION: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the School of Forestry & Natural Resources. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas Center of Excellence, has the mission of developing and delivering superior programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest-based natural resources. Research is administered through the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will work toward better understanding population abundance and harvest of wild turkey in Arkansas. The project will use data from trail cameras and satellite telemetry, in conjunction with spatial capture-recapture (SCR) models to estimate abundance and predict spatial variation in density. Additional work may involve analysis of telemetry and band recovery data to estimate harvest rates. Some field work consisting of turkey capture, and deployment of transmitters and trail cameras is expected. This project will involve collaborative efforts with personnel from state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. The successful candidate will take lead responsibility on analyzing trail camera data using SCR and/or mark-recapture models, and will be expected to present work at conferences, and prepare and submit publications for leading research journals.
APPLICATION: Please visit jobs.uark.edu to apply for this position, # NCA153P. You must electronically submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of your academic transcripts, any prior publications, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applicants will begin October 2, 2017 and continue until the position in filled.
CONTACT: For application questions, please contact Rhonda Parris at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other inquires specific to this position, please contact Dr. Douglas Osborne at email@example.com.
The University of Arkansas System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, or disability are encouraged to apply.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Ph.D. degree in relevant area of specialization; ability to begin work no later than February 5, 2018; expertise in quantitative wildlife ecology; experience with Program R, satellite telemetry studies, trail camera data, band recovery data, and mark-recapture analysis; familiarity with Bayesian statistics, and harvest and band recovery data. The position requires a track record of high impact publications, and relevant conference presentations. The candidate must have good written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently and also as a member of a research team.