Postdoctoral Fellow –Quantitative Ecology and Fish Biology: West Virginia

West Virginia University / West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Depending on Experience
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
This position will lead a project modeling current distributions and projecting future distributions of aquatic species throughout the mid-Atlantic. Primary responsibilities will include: (1) Compiling and organizing data from state and federal agency partners and published web repositories; (2) Modeling current and projected distributions of aquatic species and developing predictive maps; (3) Developing online, interactive tools for managers to view current and projected distribution maps; and (4) Developing peer-reviewed manuscripts. The preferred start date is January 2024 and this position is funded for up to 3 years.
Candidates must have earned a PhD in Fisheries or Wildlife Biology or a related field by the start date. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and expertise with modern statistical ecology (experience with Bayesian methods required) and data visualization (e.g, Shiny) methods, an ability to work across taxonomic groups, and a strong track record of publication. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of working closely with diverse partners at state and federal resource management agencies.
Contact Person
Christopher Rota
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