Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Researcher – White-nose Surveillance in Bats in Midwestern National Parks – University of Missouri
Starting date: September 2017, or as negotiated
We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to better understand the distribution of the white-nose syndrome (WNS) inducing fungus in multiple US Midwestern (Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska) national parks. The position is available as early as September 1, 2017, but the start date is negotiable. The position will be based out of the University of Missouri, with funding secured for 1 year. A competitive salary is available.
The primary research objective is to conduct surveillance of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of WNS, in multiple parks in the study region, develop species lists, compile demographic information, and develop acoustic call catalogs. It is important the postdoctoral researcher develop strong collaborative links with NPS staff. The postdoctoral researcher will be jointly supervised by Drs. Matthew Gompper (University of Missouri) and Joshua Millspaugh (University of Montana).
Applicants should possess: (1) a completed Ph.D.; (2) extensive experience with bats, including acoustic surveys and mist-netting; (3) strong quantitative and/or modeling skills; (4) strong interest in disease ecology and wildlife conservation; and (5) strong communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Application: Send CV and cover letter (including the names of three references) in a single PDF document to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.