Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
Auburn University School of Forestry and WIldlife Sciences is seeking applicants for a 12-18 month post-doctoral fellow position to start in March, 2019. The Post-doc will assist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Species Status Assessment process for a variety of species listing decisions in USFWS region 6. The work will primarily involve working with service biologists to develop data analyses and projection models to assess the current and future status of species under consideration for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The post-doc will lead the analysis design of available data sets and work closely with the USFWS to ensure that the analytical results are useful to the Species Status Assessment and service decision processes.
The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in wildlife sciences, ecology, biology, statistics, or a closely related field. Applicants will be evaluated on their knowledge, experience, and abilities in population assessment and projection modeling. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, commitment to publication for results in peer-reviewed outlets, and strong potential to work collaboratively with multiple agencies on a highly visible research topic. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment; excellent communication skills required.
Experience with population viability analysis, complex statistical analysis and cryptic species is desired. A strong publication record is also desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply online via: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3290
Questions about the position can be directed to: Conor McGowan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until an offer is accepted.