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    • Employer: University of Missouri
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/27/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    The School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is seeking a 12 month postdoctoral fellow to lead a project developing novel movement models for greater white-fronted geese representing five populations distributed in Asia, Europe and North America. The postdoctoral fellow will use an existing (and building) data set from state-of-the-art tracking devices deployed on greater white-fronted geese to quantify and compare migration strategies, movements and behavior to guide next steps in global conservation planning of this species. There also are opportunities to explore population-specific research questions, consistent with the expertise of the selected candidate. In addition, there will be opportunities to collaborate on several projects in movement and population ecology in the Weegman lab.

     

    This project is an international partnership among researchers at Aarhus University (Denmark), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Canadian Wildlife Service, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland), Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, University of Missouri, US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Geological Survey.

     

    Minimum qualifications:

    Ph.D. in statistics, wildlife ecology or closely related field

    Skills in Program R

    Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication

    Ability to work independently and as part of a research team

     

    Preferred qualifications: 

    Skills in JAGS

    Experience forming and running animal movement models

    Knowledge and experience in avian ecology

     

    Salary and benefits:  Approximately $50,000 per year and benefits

    Start date: January 2021

    Last date to apply: November 27, 2020

     

    To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and contact information for three references to Dr. Mitch Weegman (weegmanm@missouri.edu).




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