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  • Post-doctoral Associate: Golden-winged Warbler quantiative ecologist/modeler

    • Employer: University of Maine
      Location: Remote or Orono, Maine
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 09/16/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Start Date: November 1, 2022 (10-15 month position)

    Salary and Benefits: $54,000 starting salary. Full benefits are available as negotiated by the
    Universities of Maine Professional Staff Association, and more information can be found at

    Description: The Golden-winged Warbler is under review for protection by the Endangered
    Species Act. This project seeks to identify limiting factors driving regional and global population
    decline and when they occur during the annual cycle to guide conservation efforts and a listing
    decision. Toward this goal, the post-doctoral research associate will conduct a spatially explicit
    population viability analysis that integrates future predicted spatial distribution based on outputs
    from climate forecasting and habitat suitability models.

    The post-doctoral research associate will develop and integrate a series of spatially implicit
    demographic models to better understand Golden-winged Warbler population dynamics and
    extinction risk under current and future species distribution. Other duties and responsibilities
    include mentoring graduate and undergraduate students working on related projects and
    coordinate communications with a large collaborative team of researchers across the warbler’s
    range, and publication of at least one peer-review scientific publication.

    Qualifications: Qualified applicants will possess a PhD degree in biology, ecology, natural
    resources, environmental science, statistics, or other relevant field. We expect applicants to have
    strong modeling experience in population or demographic modeling. Additional experience with
    spatially explicit species models (e.g. spatial distribution models) would be helpful. Competitive
    candidates will have an interest in mentoring graduate students. We seek someone who has a
    strong work ethic and an outgoing personality to be an engaging member of our team.

    Knowledge and Skill Requirement: (Qualifications: * = essential, + = preferred)
    • Experience with population or demographic modeling (such as analyses of survival,
    fecundity, or population size).*
    • Experience working with GIS and analyzing data in an R environment.*
    • Demonstrated success publishing peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.*
    • Excellent presentation and oral communication skills.*
    • Experience with spatially explicit species models (e.g. species distribution models).+
    • Experience with Bayesian population analysis, population viability analysis, or integrated
    population modeling.+
    • Strong communication skills in coordinating large collaborative teams.+

    To Apply: Email your cover letter summarizing your experience and interests, CV, and contact
    information for three references as a single PDF file to Dr. Amber Roth via amber.roth AT

    The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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