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  • Postdoc position in Landscape Genetics


    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: University of Waterloo
      Location: Waterloo, Ontario
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 04/13/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Wildlife Habitat Selection and Landscape
    Genetics 
    
    We are recruiting a high-quality postdoctoral research fellow to join our
    lab at the University of Waterloo. The research will focus on the
    development of habitat selection models and landscape genetics. The research
    will focus primarily on greater sage-grouse, but there will be opportunities
    to engage with the multiple other on-going wildlife projects in our research
    group (fedylab.uwaterloo.ca). Applicants must have strong quantitative
    skills and a capacity and willingness to work independently and lead
    research efforts. This research fellowship represents an extraordinary
    opportunity for the right candidate. 
    
    Applicants must demonstrate expertise in landscape ecology and thorough
    knowledge of population and landscape genetics through prior training,
    publications, or work experience. The successful candidate will work as part
    of an interdisciplinary team of researchers that includes landscape and
    wildlife ecologists and population geneticists. In addition, the candidate
    will work closely with state and federal wildlife managers to communicate
    research findings.
    
    Position Requirements: 
    1. Develop habitat selection models for greater sage-grouse.
    2. Examine landscape and environmental features affecting the spatial
    genetic structure of greater sage-grouse in Wyoming.
    3. Perform landscape genetic and spatial analyses.
    4. Produce reports and peer-reviewed publications of key results.
    
    Qualifications: 
    1. PhD in the field of population or conservation genetics, or other
    relevant area of study
    2. In-depth knowledge of current population and landscape genetic analyses
    3. Working knowledge of GIS and R software
    4. Proven ability to publish research in high quality peer-reviewed publications
    5. Excellent written and oral communication skills
    6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    
    Salary: $50K/year plus benefits.  Term: 2 years, with possibility of
    extension depending on available funding; Start date of spring/summer 2018.  
    
    Contact Information: 
    Submit a letter of interest, Curriculum vitae, and names and telephone
    numbers of three references to Dr. Brad Fedy, bfedy@uwaterloo.ca. Include
    “Landscape Genetics Postdoc” in the subject line. We will begin review of
    applications on April 13th , 2018; however, the position will remain open
    until filled.
    
    The work will be conducted in the School of Environment, Resources and
    Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, working closely with the US
    Geological Survey, US Bureau of Land Management, and the Wyoming Game and
    Fish Department. 

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