Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boone and Crockett Quantitative
Wildlife Center, Michigan State University
Position Summary: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State
University is one of the strongest programs in the US with 50 faculty members
and a commitment to research excellence. Its Boone and Crockett Quantitative
Wildlife Center (QWC) was established to bring greater focus to the application
of state-of-the-art quantitative tools in ecology to emerging issues of
wildlife conservation. The QWC seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join
a team that is exploring population dynamics of wild turkeys at large-landscape
scales across the Midwestern US, developing new approaches to monitoring deer
populations at local scales for disease management, and building models for
assessing impacts of climate change on moose. The position will focus on
leadership of the Midwest Wild Turkey Consortium and development of
quantitative tools for estimating population of various species, from
Kirtland's warblers and wild turkeys to elk and moose.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in wildlife, ecology,
biometrics or related field, with demonstrated strong quantitative and
communication abilities, and an ability to work in collaborative teams.
Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience
designing sampling protocols to inform long-term population monitoring
programs, and a record of excellence in publication commensurate with time
since degree. Strongest candidates will bring experience evaluating wildlife
survey data, and proficiency in R, hierarchical ecological models and Bayesian
tools to inform population management.
Salary: $50,000 per year with benefits. The position is a two-year appointment
with an additional year of support contingent on performance.
Closing Date: Open until filled. Review of applications begins on November 15,
Desired Start Date: January 15, 2017.
Applications: All applicants must apply via
www.jobs.msu.edu<http://www.jobs.msu.edu>, Posting #4067. Please submit your
CV, a letter of intent, reprint of a recent paper, and a list of three
references. Questions about the posting can be directed to the QWC Research
Administrator, Dr. Rose Stewart (stewa...@msu.edu<mailto:stewa...@msu.edu>).