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post-doctoral research scientist

Job Type: full-time temporary position

Location: New York

Posting Date: 29 May 14

Closing Date: 31 Jul 14

We seek a Post-doctoral Scientist to develop a stochastic population model for the federally-threatened Atlantic Coast piping plover to be used in the evaluation of recovery strategies. The model will build on a prototype decision support tool developed as a collaborative effort among the U.S. Geological Survey, SUNY ESF, and several federal and state biologists and wildlife managers in a structured decision making workshop. The primary decision to be addressed is the use of predator exclosures to improve nest survival at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. However there is the potential to evaluate other management actions and to include data from throughout the range of Atlantic Coast piping plovers. Production of a user-friendly interface for the final decision support tool will be expected. The scientist will be part of a growing lab shared by numerous graduate students, and excellent computing resources will be available. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal, state, and nongovernmental cooperators. The position will be for two years, and will involve travel to Forsythe and other coastal areas for meetings and field site visits. The start date will be Fall 2014.

PhD in wildlife biology, ecology, biostatistics, or related field; strong quantitative and communication skills. Computer programming expertise is highly desired.

 

Contact Information:

Send letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Jonathan Cohen, jcohen14@esf.edu; (315) 470-6737

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