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  • Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: Auburn University
      Location: Auburn, AL
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/15/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    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.

    Minimum Qualifications  
    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.

    Desired Qualifications  
    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, cpm0014@auburn.edu      
    Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until an offer is accepted.

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