POSITION DESCRIPTION: Postdoctoral Researcher needed for an ongoing DoD funded project using remotely sensed data and geolocators to inform landscape-scale conservation planning for an endangered species. The successful candidate will: (1) lead and collaborate on spatial analyses that identifies areas at highest risk of conversion on the species’ breeding and wintering grounds, (2) lead or assist with preparation of technical reports and peer-reviewed publications, (3) assist with management of field-based research, and (4) complete other job duties as assigned. Appointment is 12-months with possibility of extension.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: PhD in relevant field (e.g., wildlife ecology, quantitative ecology). Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills; a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrate fluency in spatial data analyses using R, ArcGIS, and Google Earth Engine and knowledge of socio-economic data for inclusion in habitat modeling; and possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be ~$50,000/yr commensurate with qualifications and experience along with a wide variety of benefit options, including retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For consideration, please send the following in PDF format as one file with the subject line “Postdoctoral Research Application Materials – Spatial Ecology” via email to firstname.lastname@example.org: cover letter expressing interest, goals, and suitability for the position; curriculum vitae; relevant manuscript reprints; names and contact information for at least three professional references; and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ashley M. Long, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Phone: 225-578-4940, Email: email@example.com