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>).

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