Research Associate and Post-Doctoral Positions
Post Doctoral Research Associate
We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to develop and evaluate relationships between bird diversity, human footprint measures, and climate. Specifically, the individual will evaluate the potential capacities of ecosystems to support individuals and the variety of species based on predictors derived from specie-energy theory; develop and evaluate models of bird community responses to different climate regime and human footprint covariates; and project how bird communities are likely to respond to futures with varying energy profiles and anthropogenic land use intensities.
Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, wildlife ecology, ornithology, zoology, geography, or other related discipline by time of appointment. Experience in statistical analysis, remote sensing/GIS, and modeling are required. Experience publishing research in the peer review literature and giving presentations before professional societies is preferred. The individual will be housed at Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and work with collaborators at the Forest Service (Curt Flather) and the University of Iowa (Marc Linderman). Current funding will cover the position for one year with a strong expectation that out-year budget requests will secure funding through 2019. Ideal starting date is January 1, 2017, but start date can be flexible.
Auburn University is the Land Grant University of Alabama and has a vibrant research community engaged in ecological research. The city of Auburn has a number of amenities that make it one of the top communities in the Southeast United States for quality of life.
To apply, please provide a cover letter stating your interests and background in the project, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references as a single unified PDF. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, please apply by November 11, 2016. Please feel free to email Dr. Chris Lepczyk if you have any questions.