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  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar – greater sage-grouse response to wildfire and juniper removal

    Guest Christian Hagen
    • Employer: Oregon State University
      Location: Corvallis, OR
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/01/2024
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Location: Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


    Position Description: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University in cooperation with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Bureau of Land Management to synthesize long-term greater sage-grouse demographic, habitat, and movement data into a regional integrated population model designed to evaluate the impacts of large-scale landscape disturbance on sage-grouse population change. This position includes 18 months of funding at $4707-4966/month (depending on experience) plus basic medical coverage. The study will focus on two primary objectives: (1) response of sage-grouse demographics and (2) habitat selection (or movements) to catastrophic wildfire and management of juniper encroachment throughout the Great Basin. Within this framework the post-doc will be encouraged to develop innovative research using large, existing longitudinal datasets on female sage-grouse on one study area that experienced a mega-wildfire 2012-2023, and another that has undergone juniper removal from 2009-2022. Start date is negotiable but candidates that can start by Nov 1, 2023 are preferred.


    Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in wildlife biology, vertebrate ecology, or closely related field; field experience with wildlife studies (preferred); along with experience or strong interest in landscape or spatial ecology.  Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, particularly modeling of vital rates, population dynamics, and/or habitat use, selection or movements, and experience collecting field data on avian species in remote locations. 


    Send cover letter, resume, and copies of academic records (unofficial transcripts are fine) in a SINGLE PDF file to Drs. Christian Hagen (Christian.hagen@oregonstate.edu) AND Katie Dugger (Katie.Dugger@oregonstate.edu).  Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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