We’re recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to work on an NSF-funded study of 
albatross foraging energetics in relation to wind variability (School of Marine 
and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University). 

Brief Description of Duties:

The Senior Postdoctoral Associate will examine how oceanographic and 
atmospheric variability affect foraging habitat and energetics of albatrosses 
in the Southern Ocean. Analyses will focus on albatross tracking and 
accelerometry data and satellite environmental data. The incumbent will conduct 
field studies at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research station at Bird 
Island, South Georgia in collaboration with scientists at BAS, and will prepare 
manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and will present at 
scientific conferences. A strong candidate will have excellent written 
communication skills as demonstrated by prior peer-reviewed publications. The 
selected candidate will need previous experience working at remote field sites.

The anticipated start is in summer of 2019 and the position is open until 
February 9.  
Required Qualifications:  

Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine science or related field. Three (3) years of 
experience in biology, ecology, marine science or related field. Experience 
with advanced statistics. Experience programming in R, Matlab or other 
statistical languages. Experience handling and working with seabirds. Current 
bird banding license or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:  

Experience working with the following: animal movement data, accelerometry 
data, and satellite data. Two (2) or more years of experience using advanced 
statistics. Excellence in the field as demonstrated by relevant publications. 
Prior experience writing proposals to attain external funding.

Further information can be found here: 

Contact lesley.tho...@stonybrook.edu with any questions. 

Lesley Thorne, Assistant Professor
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University,  Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000

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