The Beaudrot Lab in the BioSciences Department at Rice University seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral associate. We combine observational field data with statistical modeling approaches to investigate questions at the interface of ecological theory and conservation biology. The primary goals of the lab are to 1) identify mechanisms that structure tropical vertebrate communities across spatial scales 2) understand how tropical fauna respond to global change and 3) apply results to biodiversity conservation. The lab works closely with the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network and particularly the long-term TEAM camera trap data (see teamnetwork.org). More information about the lab is available at http://lydiabeaudrot.weebly.com. The postdoc will manage and analyze large spatial and temporal data sets, develop statistical and theoretical models, carry out analyses, and write manuscripts and proposals. The position will begin during the 2018-2019 academic year. Precise start date is flexible. This is a full-time, 12-month fixed- term position with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for two years. Additional years of funding may be obtained through grants. Application review will begin on June 1, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Please apply directly through the Rice University online job posting https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/14269.