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  • Roosevelt Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
      Location: Syracuse, NY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Roosevelt Fellows Program provides post-doctoral scholars with opportunities to hone their research skills and gain valuable professional experience in a diverse, inter-disciplinary, and applied research program.  Fellows hold a minimum of 1-year appointments and work closely with Roosevelt Wild Life Station scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.  Roosevelt Fellows have the necessary opportunities and support to engage in all aspects of an academic research program, such as:

    •       Writing proposals and managing grants.  
    •       Professional networking at scientific conferences and public seminars.
    •       Translating science into broader impacts for society by working closely with conservation agencies and organizations.
    •       Mentoring graduate students.
    •       Developing and teaching courses.
    •       Leading and participating in workshops and continuing education experiences.

    The current fellowship is a 1.5-year position, with possibility for extension, funded by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (under the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act).  The primary research focus is on the management and monitoring of moose along their southern range limit in the eastern United States, specifically in the Adirondack Park and surrounding areas of northern NY State.  With 4 years of monitoring data in hand, research objectives are to evaluate population trend, identify factors limiting population growth, and provide an efficient, long-term monitoring plan for the future.  A second line of enquiry involves deer impacts on forest regeneration, a long-term, state-wide evaluation supporting deer management across the state.  Key collaborators involve faculty and staff from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY ESF, and Cornell University.    
    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or its conferral must be imminent) and demonstrate:

    •       A strong record of, or propensity for, scholarship through peer-reviewed manuscripts, grant support, and awards/recognition.  
    •       Proficiency in quantitative methods used in population ecology – e.g., hierarchical models, matrix models, methods for dealing with detectability (distance sampling experience helpful), spatial modeling.  
    •       Proficiency in Program R and other relevant statistical packages.
    •       Proficiency in ArcGIS or other spatial analysis software.
    •       Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    •       Willingness to relocate to Syracuse, NY for duration of project.

    Salary and start date:
    For optimal consideration, send a single pdf containing a cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your C.V., and contact information for three references to Dr. Jacqueline Frair, jfrair@esf.edu, by 1 December 2018.  Desired start date January 2019.  Salary starts at $45K/year.

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