Postdoctoral Research Associate: Quantitative Ecologist
We seek applications for a postdoctoral research associate for a SERDP-funded project
focused on understanding how vertebrate frugivores affect tropical forest composition
and structure, and developing strategies for restoring seed dispersal to human-
dominated landscapes. See the project website at www.ecologyofbirdloss.org for more
details about previous research in this system.
The postdoc will join the lab of Dr. Haldre Rogers at Iowa State University, and will
collaborate with Dr. Julie Savidge at Colorado State University, a co-PI on the project.
They will work closely with two current and one former postdoc on this project, who
have led the collection of field data. This postdoc will be responsible primarily for
synthesizing and analyzing existing data. Experience in hierarchical Bayesian modeling
and spatially-explicit individual-based modeling, as well as experience using common
conservation planning tools, is desired. Quantitative approaches that may be useful
include: demographic integral projection models, state space animal movement models,
and ArcGIS. Opportunities will be available for independent projects on related topics.
The target start date is October or November 2017 (negotiable) and the appointment
will be through September 2019. The position will be based in Ames, Iowa, with one trip
to the Mariana Islands.
*Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, community ecology, or a related field
*Experience with the R programming language
*Experience with hierarchical Bayesian modeling, spatially-explicit modeling, individual-
based modeling, or the application of conservation planning software
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Experience working on a team, and working with people from different disciplines and
*Knowledge of forest ecology and animal movement
*Experience with demographic integral projection models, state space animal
movement models, and ArcGIS
Position details: Salary is $46-48K/year (depending on experience), plus health
benefits. Costs of trip to Marianas and to at least one conference will be covered.
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, CV, and contact details for three references in
a single pdf file to Dr. Haldre Rogers at [email protected] For questions, contact
Haldre Rogers ([email protected]).
Review of applications will begin 15 September 2017, and will continue until the position