Deadline: 31 December 2020

Location: Colorado, USA

Type of Opportunity: Fellowship

Position Summary

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.

Description of Work Unit

The Unit works toward three basic objectives: research, education, and technical assistance. The Unit emphasizes research related to specific management problems where results have a high probability of being applied. The program remains flexible to reflect changing cooperator needs. The long-term fishery effort emphasizes a diversity of applied management projects having broad state-wide and regional applicability. The wildlife component of the Unit emphasizes sampling and analysis of quantitative methodologies for management. The fisheries and wildlife activities are diverse and integrated with Unit cooperators. The results of research are transferred through formal graduate teaching and technical extension.

Required Job Qualifications

  • PhD in statistics, ecology/biology, or closely related field by the start of employment.
  • Demonstrated experience publishing scientific papers in the areas of statistics or quantitative ecology.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement Bayesian hierarchical statistical models.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • 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
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders on research.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials consist of the following:
Cover letter
Three professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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