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  • Postdoc in Statistical Ecology

    David Pavlacky
    • Employer: Colorado State University
      Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/15/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Postdoc in Statistical Ecology

    POSITION: Post-doctoral Fellow

    LOCATION: Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Colorado State
    University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

    APPOINTMENT: 12-month, with the possibility to extend contingent on available
    funding and performance.

    Required: Must have a PhD in statistics, ecology/biology, or closely related field by the
    start of employment. Must also have demonstrated experience publishing scientific
    papers in the areas of statistics or quantitative ecology. Must have the ability to develop
    and implement Bayesian hierarchical statistical models.

    Highly Desirable: Working knowledge of unix/linux computer operating systems,
    proficiency with the R software, experience with population demographic models,
    experience developing custom software to fit Bayesian models, and an ability to
    communicate and collaborate with stakeholders on research.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The postdoctoral fellow will work with Prof. Mevin
    Hooten at CSU and collaborators at the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Oregon
    State University to develop statistical models that integrate several data sources and
    improve our understanding of Lesser Prairie-Chicken populations. Expected outcomes
    include the publication of scientific manuscripts describing the methodology and findings
    related to the study.

    SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Annual salary is $60,000. Sick leave, group
    health, life, dental, disability, and retirement benefits are per University policy

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application materials include: 1.) Curriculum vitae, 2.)
    cover letter describing relevant background and qualifications relevant to the position,
    and 3.) contact information for 3 professional references. All application materials
    should be submitted electronically in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to:


    For questions, contact: Prof. Mevin Hooten, Search Committee Chair.

    DEADLINE: For full consideration by the search committee, all materials must be
    received by the application review deadline of Feb. 15, 2020.

    ACADEMIC AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES: Colorado State University is a land grant
    institution with an enrollment of approximately 31,000 students. It is located in Fort
    Collins, Colorado (http://www.fcgov.com/visitor/), an attractive and dynamic community
    of 164,000 residents at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins has been
    named one of the most desirable places to live by a variety of organizations. The region
    is home to a diverse range of ecosystems and land uses with numerous outdoor
    recreational activities.

    Members of the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit are also
    associated with the Departments of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology (FWCB) and
    Statistics at Colorado State University. The FWCB department is one of the top-ranked
    programs nationally, has a vibrant, interactive professional culture and a large number
    of postdoctoral fellows. The Statistics department is widely recognized as a leader in
    environmental, spatial, and Bayesian statistics with many faculty, students, and
    postdocs working on ecological applications.

    Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and
    harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability,
    veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and
    will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they
    have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
    Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully
    committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws,
    regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal
    Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

    Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its
    faculty, staff, volunteers, and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and
    regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by
    position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender
    registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be
    conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable
    and prudent to do so.

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