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Vertebrate field ecologist


Iowa State University


Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, and Ames, IA


United States

Last Date to Apply:

30 Dec 2017


Vertebrate field ecologist – Northern Mariana Island
Agency Iowa State University Location Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, and Ames, IA Job Category Post Doctoral Appointments Salary 46,000 - 48,000/year Start Date 01/01/2018 Last Date to Apply 12/31/2017 Website http://www.ecologyofbirdloss.org Description We seek applications for a postdoctoral research associate for a SERDP-funded project focused on understanding the role of the Mariana fruit bat in seed dispersal. This is part of a larger project that aims to determine the importance of vertebrate seed dispersal for tropical forest composition and structure and develop strategies for restoring seed dispersal to human-dominated landscapes. See the project website at www.ecologyofbirdloss.org for more details about ongoing and previous research in this system. The postdoc will join the lab of Dr. Haldre Rogers at Iowa State University and will be co-advised by Dr. Tammy Mildenstein of Cornell College. The postdoc will work closely with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife fruit bat biologist and other wildlife staff. In addition, they will collaborate with postdocs and grad students from Iowa State University (Rogers lab) and Colorado State University (in the lab of Dr. Julie Savidge) who have led the collection of field data focused on native avian and non-native mammalian frugivores. The target start date is late 2017 (negotiable) and the appointment will be through September 2019. The position will require an extended field season on the island of Rota, in the Northern Mariana Islands, although the exact schedule is negotiable. Qualifications Minimum qualifications: *Ph.D. in ecology or related field, with extensive experience in animal movement *Significant vertebrate handling experience *Experience with the R programming language and strong quantitative skills *Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write and publish research results *Experience working on a team, and working with people from different disciplines and backgrounds Desired qualifications: *Experience with fruit bat capture and handling *Experience with tracking via radio or GPS telemetry Position details: Salary is $46-48K/year (depending on experience), plus health benefits. Costs of trip 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 haldre@iastate.edu. For questions, contact Haldre Rogers (haldre@iastate.edu). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Person Haldre Rogers Contact Phone 5152947703 Contact eMail haldre@iastate.edu