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  • Postdoctoral Associate, Albatross foraging energetics

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: Stony Brook University
      Location: Stony Brook, NY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/09/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    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.


    Contact lesley.thorne@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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