Postdoctoral Scientist – Spatial Ecology, Population Dynamics, and Predator-Prey Interactions of Large Mammals

Agency
University of Nebraska
Location
Lincoln, Nebraska
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
$55,000/year + benefits
Start Date
10/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
10/01/2021
Website
https://bensonlab.org/
Description
I am seeking a highly motivated ecologist interested in pursuing exciting, cutting-edge research in spatial ecology, population dynamics, and predator-prey interactions involving large carnivores (e.g., wolves, mountain lions) and ungulates (e.g., caribou, bighorn sheep) in multiple systems. Exact research questions and study systems are flexible and the successful candidate will have considerable freedom to develop questions with basic and applied implications using extensive, existing datasets. There is also potential to be involved in implementation of ongoing field research if desired. The initial appointment will be for one year with strong potential for renewal and continued funding contingent upon performance. The successful candidate will also be expected to play a positive role in our lab group. Given the nature of existing data and the exciting potential questions, this position provides immense opportunities for publication, networking with exciting collaborative research groups, and professional development.
Qualifications
PhD in Wildlife, Ecology, or related field. A track record of research excellence, publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and strong quantitative, coding (R, Bayesian platforms, etc.), and writing skills are expected. A passion for basic and applied wildlife ecology are required. Although previous research experience with large mammals may be beneficial it is certainly not required and ecologists with experience with other taxa are encouraged to apply. Above all we seek an ecologist that will be a good fit for our lab group who is intrinsically motivated to do excellent science. Please email the following as a single PDF attachment to John Benson at jbenson22@unl.edu: 1) cover letter, 2) current CV, and 3) contact info for 3-5 references. Desired start date is as soon as possible but later start dates will certainly be considered. Please apply soon if interested! Please also include PDFs of up to 3 peer-reviewed articles published as first author.
Contact Person
John Benson
Contact eMail
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