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Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioral Ecology/Road Ecology

Job Type: full-time temporary position

Location: Florida

Posting Date: 17 Feb 14

Closing Date: 21 May 14

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER–UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Project description: A fulltime postdoctoral research associate position in behavioral ecology is available with the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida to lead research to assess impacts of natural landscape dynamics and human-altered habitats on behavior of the Perdido Key beach mice (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis). This system is ideal for investigating a broad set of questions within the framework of behavioral ecology and landscape ecology. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for designing experiments and other field studies to evaluate beach mouse behavior at the landscape scale, and for data analysis and preparation of manuscripts and reports. The successful applicant will be a member of a multi-researcher team. Behavioral data will complement detailed demographic and life history data and genetic evaluation of dispersal, conducted by other team members. Project goals include assessment of impacts of roads on beach mice.

Qualifications: A PhD in Ecology, Animal Behavior, Evolutionary Biology, or related discipline (a focus on behavioral ecology or landscape ecology from an animal perspective preferred). Experience designing and leading field research and supervising field personnel, demonstrated skills in data analysis and production of manuscripts. A strong ability to work independently and as part of a research team, demonstrated record of publication, effective leadership skills, and good interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary: $47,380 plus fringe benefits, for a 12 month appointment, with the opportunity for extension based on performance.

Start date: Available as early as late March-April, but starting date is flexible and could be later to accommodate an outstanding candidate.

Applications: Candidates should send a formal letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (photocopies ok), and three letter of reference, including one from their PhD advisor (and their contact information) to Dr. Lyn Branch, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, branchl@ufl.edu. In the cover letter, please describe your interest and qualifications for the position, your career goals, and how this position advances these career goals.

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Lyn Branch, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, branchl@ufl.edu.

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