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Postdoctoral Researcher – Miami, FL
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Post Doctoral Appointments
$40,000 base salary
Last Date to Apply
The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research to investigate the role of synchrony/asynchrony of metamorph recruitment in amphibian metapopulation dynamics. Research will be divided into roughly equal halves between collecting and analyzing new data on recruitment in the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander and compiling and analyzing data on spatiotemporal variation in recruitment from other amphibian systems. I am looking for a postdoctoral scholar who is interested in both conceptual advances in how we model amphibian metapopulation dynamics (especially from a demographic perspective) and in advancing amphibian conservation through collaboration with state and federal wildlife agencies. The postdoc will have the opportunity to develop skills in statistical analysis, demographic modeling, grant writing, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and writing papers.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related discipline, and experience conducting research with amphibians. Particular preference will be given to candidates who have experience with drift fence studies and/or demographic modeling. Other important qualifications are a background in statistical methods, a strong work ethic, problem-solving and time management skills, a track record of publications, and independent research experience.
This is a one year position with an expectation for renewal provided that first-year performance is satisfactory. Start date is flexible, but an ideal candidate would be able to begin November 2019 or soon thereafter.
Please send your CV (including contact information for 3 references), a short description of previous experience, and reasons for wanting this job to Dr. Christopher Searcy (firstname.lastname@example.org).