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Featured Positions

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Title Location Review Posted
Soil Quality of Bioenergy Crop Production University of Idaho 7/13/16 6/16/16
Plant-Microbe Interactions (2 positions) University of Nebraska – Lincoln  5/18/16 5/18/16
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability University of Texas 5/9/16 4/14/16
Application Specialist (Environmental Science) Decagon Devices, Inc.  3/31/16 3/31/16
Landscape Ecology University of Minnesota Duluth 3/1/16 2/23/16
Ecosystem Modeling Boise State University  2/22/16 2/22/16

All Positions

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Title Location Review Posted
Post-Fire Vegetation Responses Humboldt State University 9/1/16 5/25/16
Tropical Microbial Ecology Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) 8/15/16 5/25/16
Ecology of the Carbon Cycle Iowa State University 8/1/16 5/18/16
Gulf Ecology (2 positions) US EPA Gulf Ecology Division 7/29/16 6/30/16
Modelling Amazonian Tree Mortality University of Leeds (UK) 7/21/16 6/15/16
Branch Chief, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Center 7/15/16 6/30/16
Ecosystems under Climate Change University of California Los Angeles 7/15/16 6/15/16
Ecology-Energy Nexus University of California, Davis 7/15/16 6/3/16
Soil Quality of Bioenergy Crop Production University of Idaho 7/13/16 6/16/16
Nitrogen Biogeochemistry/Urban Ecosystem Ecology (3 positions) City University of New York 7/12/16 6/3/16
Conservation Biology or Conservation Psychology Monash University (Australia) 6/30/16 6/23/16
Soil and Microbial Ecology Fudan University (China) and Western Sydney University (Australia) 6/30/16 5/3/16
Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry and Hydrology Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  6/26/16 6/26/16
Biology Education Michigan State University 6/25/16 6/15/16
Megafauna Ecosystem Ecology (3 positions) Aarhus University (Denmark) 6/20/16 6/3/16
Tree Mortality University of New Mexico  6/16/16 6/16/16
Tropical Forest Ecology Duke University  6/15/16 6/15/16
Reservoir Modeling New York City Department of Environmental Protection 6/15/16 6/7/16
Population Ecology/Population Genetics Virginia Commonwealth University 6/15/16 6/5/16
Insect Landscape Ecology Miami University 6/15/16 6/5/16
Disease Ecology (2-3 positions) University of Minnesota 6/15/16 6/5/16
Marine Invasion Ecology Fisheries and Oceans Canada 6/15/16 6/5/16
Plant Ecology/Agronomy/Pollination Ecology University of Calgary (Canada) 6/15/16 6/3/16
Evidence-Based Conservation Carleton University (Canada) 6/15/16 5/18/16
Fire Ecology New Mexico State University 6/15/16 5/6/16
Aquatic Epidemiology University of Prince Edward Island (Canada) 6/10/16 5/17/16
Quantifying Human Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems University of South Bohemia (Czechia) 6/10/16 5/17/16
Tree Disease Resistance and Ecological Genetics Northern Arizona University 6/8/16 5/18/16
Plant-Mycorrhizal Interactions (Teaching/Research) College of Charleston  6/7/16 6/7/16
Ecosystem Modeling University of Michigan  6/6/16 6/6/16
Evolutionary Genomics of Behaviour University of Tübingen (Germany) 6/6/16 5/18/16
Director of Citizen Science National Audubon Society  6/3/16 6/3/16
Lecturer, Environmental Science & Ecology SUNY Plattsburgh 6/3/16 5/18/16
Director, Hydrologic Sciences Program National Science Foundation 6/3/16 5/6/16
Permafrost Biogeochemistry Uni Research Climate (Norway) 6/1/16 5/16/16
Spatial Marine Ecologist or Geographer Florida State University 6/1/16 5/6/16
Conservation Science National University of Singapore 6/1/16 5/6/16
Biology Instructor Michigan State University  5/31/16 5/31/16
Evolutionary Endocrinology University of Nevada, Reno 5/31/16 5/6/16
Disease Ecology in Seed Systems University of Florida 5/26/16 5/18/16
Reserve Director, Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve University of California Merced 5/25/16 5/6/16
GIS Antioch University New England 5/23/16 5/18/16
Assistant Director of Biology Teaching and Learning University of Tennessee, Knoxville 5/23/16 5/5/16
Dry Forest Ecology and Management USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station 5/22/16 5/17/16
Herbarium Curator New Mexico State University 5/20/16 5/6/16
Plant-Microbe Interactions (2 positions) University of Nebraska – Lincoln  5/18/16 5/18/16
Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories and Teaching Faculty/Academic Advisor (2 positions) Georgia Institute of Technology 5/18/16 5/6/16
Intertidal Ecology Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges  5/17/16 5/17/16
Watershed Biogeochemistry Michigan State University 5/15/16 5/5/16
Hydrologic Modeling University of California Merced 5/15/16 5/5/16
Ecology ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 5/15/16 4/14/16
Sustainability/Remote Sensing University of California Los Angeles 5/15/16 3/28/16
Climate change biology computation and visualization University of Washington  5/13/16 5/13/16
Applied Disease/Wildlife Ecologist USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center 5/12/16 5/4/16
Watershed Modeling Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 5/10/16 5/5/16
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability University of Texas 5/9/16 4/14/16
Lead Soil Scientist The Nature Conservancy 5/8/16 5/3/16
Biodiversity and Society Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Germany) 5/8/16 4/14/16
Sustainable Agriculture University of Michigan  5/6/16 5/6/16
Watershed Hydrologic Modeling Saint Louis University  5/6/16 5/6/16
Lake Ecosystem Modeling University of Toronto (Canada) 5/6/16 5/5/16
Quantitative Ecologist/Monarch Butterflies United States Geological Survey  5/5/16 5/5/16
Savanna Ecology Yale University  5/5/16 5/5/16
Lecturer - Fish Ecology University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 5/2/16 4/29/16
Rangeland Remote Sensing U.S. Geological Survey 5/2/16 4/6/16
Sustainability/Opening-Dam Research University of Maine 5/2/16 3/25/16
Applied Movement Ecology Colorado State University 5/1/16 4/19/16
Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Traits University of Texas at Austin 5/1/16 4/6/16
Global Change Ecology University of Utah 5/1/16 3/28/16
Coral Bioinformatics Temple University 4/30/16 3/28/16
Plant Sciences or Baltic Sea Research (5 positions) Stockholm University (Sweden) 4/30/16 2/24/16
Lecturer, Ecology and Evolution New Jersey Institute of Technology  4/29/16 4/29/16
Ecological/Evolutionary Genomics Pennsylvania State University  4/29/16 4/29/16
Plant Invasions Lincoln University (New Zealand) 4/29/16 4/6/16
Biology Education University of New Hampshire 4/25/16 4/19/16
Nature Conservation and Water Quality University of Vermont 4/22/16 4/6/16
Ecological Genomics, Algal Ecology and Biofuels University of Michigan 4/22/16 3/22/16
Ecologist National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Program, Gulf Coast Network 4/20/16 4/8/16
Postdoc, Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching Northwestern University 4/20/16 3/25/16
Urban Plant Biodiversity University of California at Riverside 4/18/16 3/28/16
Population Genomics, Bats and White-nose Syndrome Rutgers University 4/18/16 3/25/16
Movement Ecologist/Program Manager for Movement of Life Initiative Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 4/15/16 4/6/16
Oak Genomics University of California Los Angeles 4/15/16 4/6/16
Biology North Dakota State University 4/15/16 4/3/16
Disease Ecology Texas A&M University 4/15/16 3/28/16
Canine Cognition Duke University 4/15/16 3/21/16
Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology Allegheny College 4/15/16 3/11/16
Tropical Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry University of Colorado/University of Montana/Brown University  4/14/16 4/14/16
GIS and Remote Sensing Texas Tech University  4/13/16 4/13/16
Statistical Ecology, Bird Population Dynamics Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 4/13/16 3/8/16
Climate Change Ecology/Alpine Ecology Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy Sciences  4/8/16 4/8/16
Social Insect Molecular Ecology and Phylogeography Texas A&M University  4/7/16 4/7/16
Plant Community Ecology and Ecophysiology University of California, Los Angeles  4/6/16 4/6/16
Microbial Ecology Tulane University  4/6/16 4/6/16
Mapping Ocean Wealth (2 positions) Deakin University 4/6/16 3/25/16
Modelling Vegetation Response to Environmental Extremes Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 4/4/16 3/1/16
Ecosystem Services from Crop-Livestock Production Systems USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory  4/3/16 4/3/16
Disease Ecology or Species Interactions/Climate Change University Of South Florida 4/2/16 3/29/16
Tropical Forest Ecology University of Minnesota 4/2/16 3/16/16
Ecotoxicology and Fish Population Modeling University of Minnesota Twin Cities 4/1/16 3/17/16
Vegetation Dynamics of the Sagebrush Steppe University of Washington 4/1/16 3/16/16
Spatial Ecology and Landscape Genetics Université de Montreal (Canada) 4/1/16 3/11/16
Lecturer, Ecology and the Environment Cornell University 4/1/16 3/9/16
Mountain Social-Ecological Systems Modeling Colorado State University 4/1/16 3/8/16
Sustainability Science Furman University 4/1/16 3/3/16
Assistant Curator of Mycology Denver Botanic Gardens 4/1/16 1/29/16
Biology/Ecology Instructor Radford University  3/31/16 3/31/16
Aquatic Biogeochemistry University of Alabama  3/31/16 3/31/16
Glucocorticoids and environmental challenges and life history tradeoffs in birds Queen's University (Canada)  3/31/16 3/31/16
Application Specialist (Environmental Science) Decagon Devices, Inc.  3/31/16 3/31/16
Scientific Officer, Soils for Food Security and Climate INRA (France) 3/31/16 3/21/16
Wetlands and Coastal Ecology US Army Corps of Engineers 3/31/16 3/16/16
Administrative Director, UCI-NATURE University of California, Irvine 3/31/16 3/14/16
Lecturer, Biological Sciences University of California Santa Barbara 3/31/16 3/7/16
Ecological Modeling Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research 3/31/16 3/5/16
Evolutionary Ecology, Painted Turtle Iowa State University 3/31/16 3/5/16
Behavioral Ecology of Acorn Woodpeckers Old Dominion University 3/31/16 3/3/16
Software Development/Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Jet Propulsion Laboratory 3/31/16 12/9/15
Soil Biogeochemistry and Stable Isotope Ecology Michigan State University  3/28/16 3/28/16
Watershed Modeling US EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory  3/28/16 3/28/16
Modelling Wildlife Disease Dynamics University of Glasgow (UK) 3/27/16 3/8/16
Ecohydrology University of Hawaii, Manoa  3/25/16 3/25/16
Ecosystem Ecology University of New Mexico  3/25/16 3/25/16
Fragmentation and Ecological Networks University of Connecticut 3/25/16 3/7/16
Ecosystems and Hydrology Los Alamos National Laboratory 3/25/16 3/5/16
Research Entomologist, Honey Bee Colony Loss USDA Agricultural Research Service 3/23/16 2/24/16
Tropical Disease Epidemiology, Vietnam Pennsylvania State University  3/22/16 3/22/16
Aquatic Ecology - Biodiversity and Biological Invasions Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (Germany) 3/21/16 3/7/16
Plant Species Coexistence Mechanisms and Biodiversity (position filled) Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) 3/20/16 2/23/16
Population modeling of threatened and endangered plants University of Minnesota  3/17/16 3/17/16
Watershed and Water Quality Research US EPA  3/17/16 3/17/16
Research Director Maine Lake Science Center 3/16/16 2/22/16
Plant and Fungal Trees of Life Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 3/15/16 3/11/16
Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations and Natural Sources Stanford University 3/15/16 2/22/16
Ectomycorrhizal Ecology of Boreal Forests University of Alberta (Canada) 3/15/16 2/15/16
Ecohydrological Modeler (Research Asst Prof) New Mexico State University 3/15/16 2/2/16
Evolutionary Ecology/Population Genomics, Tropical Insects University of Iowa 3/15/16 1/22/16
Conservation Research on a Parasite of Darwin's Finches University of Minnesota 3/15/16 1/22/16
Tidal Marsh Soil Processes Regulating DOM Export Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 3/15/16 1/22/16
Aquatic Landscape Genomics University of Maryland  3/14/16 3/14/16
Vector or Disease Ecology Washington University in St. Louis 3/14/16 2/15/16
Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology University of Texas at Arlington  3/11/16 3/11/16
Invasive Plant Biological Control USDA-ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory 3/11/16 3/7/16
Biodiversity and Climate Variability University of Tulsa 3/11/16 2/25/16
Habitat Connectivity and Climate Change Adaptation University of California, Berkeley 3/11/16 2/24/16
Everglades Trace Gas Fluxes Florida International University 3/11/16 2/17/16
Bioenergy and Global Pastureland (4 positions) University of Campinas (Brazil)  3/10/16 3/10/16
Remote Sensing of Leaf Stress/Plant Physiology Texas Tech University  3/10/16 3/10/16
Forest Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis University of Idaho  3/9/16 3/9/16
Microbial Saprobe Community Structure George Washington University  3/8/16 3/8/16
Environmental Informatics (visiting instructional faculty) University of Michigan  3/8/16 3/8/16
River Ecosystem Ecology US EPA  3/7/16 3/7/16
Ecosystem Services Modeling USGS Fort Collins Science Center  3/7/16 3/7/16
Ecology Teaching University of Minnesota, Morris 3/7/16 2/25/16
Biology/Ecology Teaching North Central College 3/7/16 2/22/16
Predator-Prey Interactions in Plankton University of Rhode Island 3/4/16 2/16/16
Ecosystem Conservation Science Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 3/4/16 2/15/16
Phylogenetic Novelty and Invasions German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research 3/4/16 2/15/16
Community Ecology of Island Forests German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research 3/4/16 2/15/16
Soil Microbial Ecology University of Alberta (Canada)  3/3/16 3/3/16
Landscape Ecology University of Minnesota Duluth 3/1/16 2/23/16
Teaching Fellow, Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability University of Oklahoma 3/1/16 2/10/16
Stream Ecology North Carolina State University 3/1/16 2/2/16
Teaching Professor, Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Johns Hopkins University 3/1/16 1/29/16
Plant-Pollinator Interactions University of Pittsburgh 3/1/16 1/27/16
Baboon Gut Microbiomes University of Notre Dame 3/1/16 1/27/16
Amphibian Reproduction and Species Survival Memphis Zoo 3/1/16 1/22/16
Ecosystem Response to Global Environmental Change University at Buffalo 3/1/16 1/22/16
Lecturer, Ecology and Environmental Sciences University of Maine 3/1/16 1/18/16
Fish Population Dynamics Modeling NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 2/29/16 2/17/16
Director of Freshwater Research Shedd Aquarium 2/29/16 2/4/16
Ant-Plant Interactions and Tropical Habitat Change Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences 2/29/16 2/4/16
Avian Demographic Modeling and Vulnerability Assessment University of Wisconsin-Madison 2/29/16 1/26/16
STEM Instructor University of Alabama 2/28/16 2/15/16
Wetland Biogeochemistry University of Florida  2/25/16 2/25/16
Marine Community Ecology University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris6) (France)  2/24/16 2/24/16
Freshwater Food Web Modeling Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  2/23/16 2/23/16
Climate Change Adaptation University of Notre Dame  2/23/16 2/23/16
Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding (position filled) University of Illinois  2/22/16 2/22/16
Plant Canopy Micrometeorology (position filled) University of Illinois  2/22/16 2/22/16
Forest Elephant Behavioral Ecology & Conservation Cornell University  2/22/16 2/22/16
Urban Wildlife Lincoln Park Zoo  2/22/16 2/22/16
Modeling Forest Carbon Dynamics at the National Scale University of Vermont  2/22/16 2/22/16
Mathematical Modeling of Dengue Virus Epidemiology North Carolina State University  2/22/16 2/22/16
Large Herbivore Spatial Ecology, Demography, and Management Oregon State University  2/22/16 2/22/16
Ecosystem Modeling Boise State University  2/22/16 2/22/16
Plant/Fungal/Soil Ecology/Biodiversity/Traits Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) 2/22/16 2/2/16
Aquatic Food-web and Ecosystem Modelling Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Germany) 2/20/16 1/23/16
Freshwater Ecology Research/Teaching Shedd Aquarium 2/19/16 2/4/16
Endangered Species Conservation Biologist The Xerces Society 2/19/16 2/1/16
Forest/Fire/Earth/Climate (7 positions) University of Colorado at Boulder 2/18/16 2/1/16
Tree Ecophysiology University of Alberta (Canada)  2/15/16 2/15/16
Ecological Modelling RMIT University (Australia)  2/15/16 2/15/16
Zoology (Teaching) Oklahoma State University 2/15/16 2/8/16
Network Analyses of Pollinator Movements University of Toulouse (France) 2/15/16 1/29/16
Range, Fire, and Wildlife Ecology Oregon State University 2/15/16 1/22/16
Modeling Microbial DOC Transformation University of Georgia 2/15/16 1/16/16
Stream Microbial Ecology Loyola University Chicago  2/10/16 2/10/16
Forest Soil Scientist USDA Forest Service 2/10/16 2/4/16
Ecological Interactions in a Changing Environment Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2/10/16 1/27/16
Cropping Systems and Pollination Ecology USDA-ARS North Central Soil Conservation Research Unit  2/8/16 2/8/16
Modeling Plant Responses to Global Change University of California Merced 2/8/16 1/22/16
Research Manager, Science Education Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 2/5/16 1/22/16
Ecological and Fisheries Value of Manmade Marine Habitats Occidental College 2/5/16 1/22/16
Species Distribution Modeling Missouri Botanical Garden 2/5/16 12/2/15
Ecosystem Services The Nature Conservancy 2/4/16 1/27/16
Host-Microbe Interactions Cornell University  2/1/16 2/1/16
Native Bee Community Ecology University of Minnesota  2/1/16 2/1/16
Evolutionary Ecology and Population Genomics of Paper Wasps Cornell University  2/1/16 2/1/16
Soil/Sediment Geochemistry U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2/1/16 1/27/16
Lecturer, Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 2/1/16 1/19/16
Nitrogen-Fixing Microbiome of Arctic Mosses Northern Arizona University 2/1/16 12/26/15
Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Canopy Ecophysiology Franklin and Marshall College 2/1/16 12/16/15
Species Distribution Modeling University of New Hampshire 2/1/16 12/2/15
Urban Methane Dynamics Colorado State University 1/31/16 1/26/16
Disease Ecology Modeling Colorado State University 1/31/16 1/22/16
Director, Wild Basin Creative Research Center St. Edward’s University 1/31/16 1/22/16
Biofuels and Metabolic Engineering Michigan State University 1/31/16 1/19/16
Reserve Director, Sierra Nevada Research Stations University of California Merced 1/31/16 11/19/15
Consequences of Mutualism Disruption by an Invasive Ant in Kenya University of Florida 1/30/16 1/16/16
Planetary Health Fellows Harvard University 1/30/16 12/7/15
Genetics of Social Behavior, Fruit Flies Rice University  1/29/16 1/29/16
Soil Microbial Ecology & Biogeochemistry Utah State University  1/29/16 1/29/16
Branchpoints in Carbon and Water Flows through Boreal Forests (9 positions) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  1/29/16 1/29/16
Benthic Ecology U.S. Geological Survey 1/29/16 1/19/16
Ecosystem Modeler, Salmon and Ecosystem Recovery NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center 1/29/16 12/18/15
Plant Ecophysiology/Modeling Yale University  1/27/16 1/27/16
Lecturer, Biology (Physiology, Genetics, or Molecular) New Jersey Institute of Technology 1/25/16 1/19/16
Fellowship in Ecology and Environmental Science in the Tropics and Subtropics University of Florida 1/25/16 10/8/15
Arctic Aquatic Biogeochemistry University of Alberta (Canada)  1/22/16 1/22/16
Epidemiology Cornell University  1/22/16 1/22/16
Forest Ecology Program Director Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park  1/22/16 1/22/16
Watershed, Ecosystem, and Atmospheric Sciences Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (Canada)  1/22/16 1/22/16
Grassland Community Ecology/Invasive Species University of Texas at Austin  1/22/16 1/22/16
Plant-Pollinator Networks and Pollination Services Washington State University  1/22/16 1/22/16
Population Biology University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1/22/16 11/25/15
High Throughput Plant Physiology Phenotyping (position filled) University of Illinois  1/16/16 1/16/16
Biodiversity-Ecosystem Services/Pollination Rutgers University 1/15/16 12/24/15
Plant Ecology, Dynamics, Phenology New Mexico State University 1/15/16 12/24/15
Biodiversity Enrichment in Oil Palm Plantations University Göttingen (Germany) 1/15/16 12/9/15
Effects of Light Pollution on Wildlife Colorado State University 1/15/16 12/8/15
Modeling Salmon and Ecosystem Change Gulf of Maine Research Institute 1/15/16 12/7/15
Biodiversity University of British Columbia (Canada) 1/13/16 11/2/15
Environmental Fellows Harvard University 1/13/16 9/9/15
Human Health and Community Ecology or Infectious Disease Rice University 1/11/16 12/18/15
Modeling Tree/Forest Responses USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station 1/11/16 12/15/15
Watershed Modeling Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 1/10/16 12/8/15
Applied Ecology and Environmental Science Colby College 1/8/16 10/19/15
Integrated Management of Tick-Borne Disease Risk/Disease Ecology Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 1/4/16 12/14/15
California Conservation Science University of California Los Angeles 1/4/16 12/9/15
Aquatic Ecology University of California San Diego 1/4/16 12/8/15
Linking Root Traits and Ecosystem Processes Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1/4/16 11/30/15
Marine & Aquatic Biology Instructor Bowling Green State University 1/4/16 11/25/15
Boreal Landscape Carbon Dynamics and Exchanges Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 1/4/16 11/23/15
Invasive Species Modeling and Analysis Purdue University 1/1/16 12/8/15
Vegetation-Insect Dynamics Los Alamos National Laboratory 1/1/16 11/24/15
Carbon Dynamics in Arctic and Boreal Ecosystems University of Washington 1/1/16 11/23/15
Forest Ecology Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) 1/1/16 11/10/15
Research Coordinator, Applied Coastal Resource Research Delaware Coastal Programs 12/31/15 12/23/15
Symbiont Diversity/Curator (2 positions) University of Florida 12/31/15 12/15/15
Microbial Diversity, Metagenomics/Bioinformatics, and Ecosystem Services Universidad Austral de Chile 12/31/15 12/8/15
Modeling of Tree Mortality ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 12/23/15 12/7/15
Honey Bee Health University of Saskatchewan (Canada)  12/22/15 12/22/15
Mathematical Modeling of Energy Fluxes in Complex Ecological Networks German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research 12/22/15 12/2/15
Program Manager, South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring National Park Service 12/21/15 12/8/15
Aquatic Sciences WasserCluster Lunz Research Center (Austria) 12/21/15 11/19/15
Population Genomics and Genome Evolution, Colorado Potato Beetle University of Wisconsin-Madison 12/21/15 10/28/15
Tropical Deforestation and Agriculture - Brazilian Amazon University of Wisconsin-Madison 12/20/15 11/25/15
Chemical Ecology of Multispecies Mutualisms University of Nevada, Reno  12/18/15 12/18/15
Modelling Fish Contaminants using Spatio-temporal Statistics Ryerson University (Canada) 12/18/15 11/25/15
Marine Science Academic Professional University of Georgia Marine Institute 12/18/15 10/28/15
Manager, Advanced Laboratory for Chemical and Isotopic Signatures Facility City University of New York 12/16/15 12/9/15
Plant-Herbivore-Pollinator Interactions SLU Alnarp (Sweden) 12/16/15 11/27/15
Weed Management USDA-ARS/University of Maryland  12/15/15 12/15/15
Modeling Plant-Soil Feedbacks University of Illinois  12/15/15 12/15/15
GIS and Spatial Statistics Related to Fish Ecology Kansas State University 12/15/15 12/9/15
Ecology: Plant-Insect Food Webs Czech Academy of Sciences 12/15/15 11/23/15
Detecting Disturbance and Ecosystem Response in Continental Observatory Networks University of Montana 12/15/15 11/9/15
Grassland Disturbance Ecology USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab 12/15/15 11/6/15
Ecological Modeling of Larval Fish Behavior, Statistics/Bioinformatics Michigan State University 12/15/15 11/2/15
Macroecology and Biogeography Georg-August-University Göttingen (Germany) 12/15/15 11/2/15
Plant Community Ecology University of California, Los Angeles 12/15/15 10/29/15
Marine Science and Conservation (visiting scholar) Duke University 12/15/15 10/29/15
Spatio-Temporal Modeling Michigan State University 12/14/15 11/9/15
Mathematical Biology University of Tennessee 12/11/15 9/17/15
Ecological and Evolutionary Biology University of Toronto (Canada) 12/10/15 11/19/15
Community/Ecosystem Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation University of Minnesota 12/10/15 11/13/15
Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems US EPA  12/8/15 12/8/15
Insect-Vectored Disease Washington State University  12/7/15 12/7/15
Population Genetics of Malaria University of California, San Francisco  12/7/15 12/7/15
Mammalian Population Ecology Durham University (UK) 12/4/15 11/25/15
Wildlife Biometrician Arizona Game and Fish Department 12/1/15 11/11/15
Restoration and management of wetlands embedded in south Florida grazing lands MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center 12/1/15 11/10/15
Amphibian Disease Ecology University of Pittsburgh 12/1/15 11/9/15
Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics University of California Santa Barbara 12/1/15 11/9/15
SERC Fellowships Smithsonian Institution 12/1/15 11/2/15
Forest Ecology Morton Arboretum 12/1/15 10/27/15
Executive Director Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (Uruguay) 12/1/15 10/22/15
Community Ecology, Damselflies University of Arkansas 12/1/15 10/21/15
Evolutionary Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrate Communities University of Arkansas 12/1/15 10/21/15
Population Biology University of California Davis 12/1/15 10/19/15
Quantitative Community Ecology University of Florida 12/1/15 10/8/15
Evolutionary Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrate Communities University of Arkansas 12/1/15 9/30/15
Local Adaptation, Phenotypic Plasticity, and Gene Expression in Fire Salamanders University of Haifa (Israel/Germany)  11/30/15 11/30/15
Lecturer, Cell and Molecular Biology University of Georgia 11/30/15 11/6/15
Freshwater Invertebrate Biodiversity Genomics University of New Brunswick (Canada) 11/30/15 11/3/15
Tropical Plant Functional Ecology Florida International University 11/30/15 11/2/15
Graduate Disease Ecology Training University of Georgia 11/30/15 10/8/15
Landscape ecology of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken University of Oklahoma  11/25/15 11/25/15
Mathematical Models/Plant Traits and Amazon Forest Dynamics University of California Los Angeles  11/25/15 11/25/15
Plant-Fungal Ecology Oregon State University  11/25/15 11/25/15
Managing Director, Seabird Restoration Program National Audubon Society  11/23/15 11/23/15
Soil Microbiologist/Root Scientist USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit  11/23/15 11/23/15
Soil Biogeochemistry Iowa State University  11/23/15 11/23/15
Dynamic Vegetation Modeler Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  11/23/15 11/23/15
Lipid Biomarkers in Marine Ecology (position filled) University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 11/23/15 10/27/15
Statistician Colorado State University 11/22/15 11/9/15
Climate Hubs Fellows Program USDA 11/20/15 10/14/15
Disease Ecology University of Minnesota  11/19/15 11/19/15
Carbon Biogeochemistry in Lakes and Rivers Trent University (Canada)  11/19/15 11/19/15
Salmon Population Biology and Management Simon Fraser University/University of Toronto (Canada)  11/18/15 11/18/15
Research Wildlife Biologist USGS 11/18/15 11/11/15
Brown Treesnake Research, Guam USGS 11/16/15 11/3/15
Dynamics of Angiosperm Populations and Communities Texas Tech University 11/16/15 10/5/15
Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands Arizona State University 11/15/15 11/10/15
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Teaching Tulane University 11/15/15 11/2/15
Avian Disease Biology University of South Florida 11/15/15 10/20/15
Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Organic Matter Dynamics in Forest Soils Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 11/15/15 10/10/15
Microbial Ecology University of Michigan 11/15/15 10/8/15
Simulation of future forestry and population viability analyses Swedish Species Information Centre 11/12/15 10/28/15
Ecology Instructor/Undergraduate Program Coordinator University of Georgia 11/12/15 9/21/15
Impact of Climate Change on Boreal Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry Memorial University (Canada)  11/10/15 11/10/15
Disease Transmission Among Pollinators University of Exeter (UK) 11/9/15 10/15/15
Soil Microbiology – Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria USDA ARS Contaminant Fate and Transport Research Unit  11/6/15 11/6/15
Modelling Land-Sea Nutrient Transfer Mediterranean Institute of marine and terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (France)  11/6/15 11/6/15
Successional Dynamics in Boreal Forests University of Saskatchewan (Canada) 11/6/15 10/30/15
Viral Transmission Among Bees Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) 11/5/15 10/15/15
Quantitative Fishery Biology and Modeling US Fish and Wildlife Service  11/3/15 11/3/15
Floral Microbes, VOCs and Pollinators University of California Davis 11/1/15 10/30/15
Quantitative Community Ecology University of Florida 11/1/15 10/19/15
Marine Community Ecologist Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory 11/1/15 10/15/15
Hydroclimatology West Virginia University 11/1/15 10/10/15
Organic Agriculture Curriculum Development University of Wyoming 11/1/15 10/6/15
Plant Chemical/Molecular Ecology University of Louisville 11/1/15 9/29/15
Tropical Forests and Global Change Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama or US) 11/1/15 9/26/15
Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Brown University 11/1/15 8/18/15
Earth Surface Shaping by Biota University of Tuebingen (Germany) 10/31/15 9/28/15
Maternal thyroid hormones in birds University of Turku (Finland) 10/31/15 9/19/15
Microalgal Ecology/Physiology and Climate Change University of Delaware 10/30/15 10/21/15
Plant Ecophysiology/Landscape Ecohydrology University of California Berkeley 10/30/15 10/16/15
Infectious Disease Modeling North Carolina State University  10/28/15 10/28/15
Arctic Ecology and Remote Sensing Columbia University  10/27/15 10/27/15
Biology Education Research University of Georgia 10/26/15 9/17/15
Wildlife Population Genomics/Landscape Genetics (2 positions) University of Wyoming 10/25/15 10/5/15
Dryland Ecosystem Science Arizona State University 10/23/15 10/10/15
Population Ecology - Source-Sink Dynamics and Sturgeon Conservation Michigan State University  10/22/15 10/22/15
Synthesis of tree growth response to past climate Northern Arizona University 10/21/15 9/26/15
Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystem Services to Climate Change US EPA Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch  10/20/15 10/20/15
California Climate Change Ecology University of Idaho 10/20/15 10/2/15
Population Modelling/Stable Isotopes/Renewable Energy-Wildlife Issues USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 10/16/15 10/8/15
Instructor, Biological Sciences Chapman University 10/15/15 10/14/15
Modelling River Ecosystem Metabolism Duke University 10/15/15 10/14/15
Bioinformatician/Quantitative Ecologist Netherlands Institute of Ecology 10/15/15 9/26/15
Climate Variability and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services Oklahoma State University 10/15/15 9/9/15
Plant Evolutionary Biogeography University of Otago (New Zealand) 10/12/15 9/29/15
Director, Western Ecology Division US Environmental Protection Agency 10/2/15 9/4/15
Conservation Ecologist Chicago Botanic Garden 10/2/15 9/1/15
Agroecology Virginia Tech 10/1/15 9/28/15
Insect Community Ecology and Evolution University of Wisconsin-Madison 10/1/15 9/26/15
Population Ecology and Evolution University of California 10/1/15 9/9/15
Systems Modeling/Software Engineering San Diego State University 10/1/15 9/9/15
Biogeochemistry/Stable Isotope Ecology Iowa State University 10/1/15 9/3/15
Lecturer, Evolution and Ecology University of California Davis 10/1/15 8/23/15
Woody Plant Ecophysiology (position filled) Oak Ridge National Laboratory 10/1/15 8/21/15
Plant Ecophysiology under Extreme Climate Events (position filled) Oak Ridge National Laboratory 10/1/15 8/21/15
Intraspecific Trait Variation and Community Structure at a Continental Scale Bryn Mawr College 10/1/15 8/20/15
Forest Canopy Structure-Carbon Cycling Relationships Virginia Commonwealth University 10/1/15 8/6/15
River and Floodplain Biogeochemistry US EPA  9/30/15 9/30/15
Ecological/Evolutionary Genomics Pennsylvania State University  9/30/15 9/30/15
Bird Agroecology/Disease Ecology Washington State University  9/30/15 9/30/15
Avian Influenza Iowa State University 9/30/15 8/27/15
Food, Agriculture and Environment/Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology (2 positions) University of California, Santa Barbara 9/30/15 8/25/15
Director of Research Sutton Avian Research Center, University of Oklahoma 9/30/15 8/21/15
Longhorned Beetle Phylogenomics and Host Plant Associations University of Memphis 9/30/15 8/7/15
Molecular ecology of food webs using DNA metabarcoding Princeton University  9/28/15 9/28/15
Impacts of Drought and Climate Change in the Amazon University of Arizona  9/28/15 9/28/15
LTER Communications Officer University of California Santa Barbara 9/28/15 9/11/15
Director of Refugia and Covered Species Edwards Aquifer Authority 9/25/15 9/1/15
Breeding Bird Distributions and Change University of Wisconsin-Madison 9/25/15 8/1/15
Ecophysiologist/Forest Modeler Michigan State University 9/21/15 9/2/15
Alaska Natural Heritage Program Zoologist University of Alaska, Anchorage 9/21/15 8/24/15
Animal Conservation University of Florida 9/20/15 8/19/15
Pollinator Informatics University of Calgary (Canada)  9/19/15 9/19/15
Modeling novel strategies for insect vector control North Carolina State University  9/19/15 9/19/15
Land Surface and Ecosystem Modeling (several positions) Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (France)  9/19/15 9/19/15
Marine Molecular Population Genomics/Ecology Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  9/17/15 9/17/15
Science Communicator, Geospatial Analytics North Carolina State University  9/15/15 9/15/15
Coupled Water Quality-Economics Modeling Virginia Tech 9/15/15 8/17/15
Soil Heating Patterns in Pine Barrens Restoration Michigan State University 9/15/15 8/2/15
Pollinator Conservation York University (Canada) 9/10/15 8/25/15
Modeling of Ecological Systems/Optimal Decision-Making For Management University of Hawaii Manoa 9/10/15 8/23/15
Ecological and Developmental Physiology University of Vermont  9/9/15 9/9/15
Ornithology Cornell University 9/8/15 8/25/15
Field Conservation Supervisor Minnesota Zoo 9/8/15 8/25/15
Associate Director, National Indian Center for Marine Environmental Research & Education Northwest Indian College 9/8/15 8/6/15
Fishery Scientist University of Nebraska-Lincoln 9/8/15 8/6/15
Plant Gene Flow University of Connecticut  9/3/15 9/3/15
Behavioral Ecology of California Oaks Cornell University  9/2/15 9/2/15
Quantitative Ecologist National Audubon Society  9/1/15 9/1/15
Coastal Wetland Carbon Sequestration in a Warmer Climate Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  9/1/15 9/1/15
Science Education Research and Evaluation University of Tennessee Knoxville  9/1/15 9/1/15
Vegetation-Permafrost Interactions in an Arctic Boreal Forest Colgate University  9/1/15 9/1/15
Cooperative Extension Specialist, Urban Water Management University of California, Riverside 9/1/15 8/24/15
Ecosystem Services Measurement and Valuation Miami University 9/1/15 8/19/15
Forest Mortality Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory 9/1/15 8/17/15
Ecosystem Modeling of Biogeochemistry University of Texas at El Paso 9/1/15 8/3/15
Cooperative Extension Advisor, Rice Farming Systems University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division 9/1/15 7/20/15
Forest Ecology (position filled) Boston University  8/31/15 8/31/15
Soil Carbon and Iron Biogeochemistry in Tropical Forests (2 positions) University of California-Berkeley 8/31/15 8/4/15
Executive Director Lancaster County Conservancy 8/31/15 7/23/15
Ecosystem Modeling Iowa State University 8/30/15 8/6/15
Biogeochemistry and Biogeochemical Impacts of Emerging Contaminants Duke University  8/25/15 8/25/15
Vector-borne Disease Ecology Texas A&M University 8/24/15 7/29/15
Director, Ecosystem Analysis Conservation International  8/23/15 8/23/15
Population/Community Ecology University of Kansas  8/23/15 8/23/15
Acoustic Modeling for Conservation Colorado State University 8/23/15 8/5/15
Sustainability of Switchgrass Production University of Texas at Austin  8/20/15 8/20/15
Tropical Ecology Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) 8/20/15 8/2/15
Spatial Dynamics and Landscape Structure University of São Paulo (Brazil) 8/20/15 8/2/15
Giant Panda Conservation Biology International Center for Giant Panda Conservation Biology (China) 8/20/15 7/20/15
Theoretical Ecology University of Illinois  8/19/15 8/19/15
Ecology and Evolution University of Oregon  8/19/15 8/19/15
Agroecology and Food System Sustainability University of Michigan 8/19/15 8/6/15
Landscape Response to Fires Temple University  8/17/15 8/17/15
Fire and Environmental Research Applications US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station 8/17/15 7/23/15
Model-Data Fusion in Aquatic Carbon Cycles McGill University/UQAM (Canada) 8/17/15 7/20/15
Aquatic Ecology and Hydrology University of Alberta (Canada) 8/17/15 7/13/15
Microbial Ecology/Traits (2 positions) University of Notre Dame 8/15/15 8/5/15
Biodiversity Monitoring of Birds or Plants using Remote Sensing Aarhus University (Denmark) 8/15/15 7/15/15
Director, Colorado Conservation Exchange Colorado State University 8/14/15 7/2/15
Entomology Kansas State University 8/10/15 7/29/15
Research Ecologist, Invasive Species USGS Fort Collins Science Center 8/7/15 7/23/15
Modeling Population Dynamics of Tick Borne Pathogens Columbia University 8/7/15 7/23/15
Aquatic Monitoring Programmer/Analyst Utah State University 8/7/15 7/23/15
Plant Transcriptomics and Microbiome Analysis Michigan State University  8/6/15 8/6/15
Quantitative Ecologist, freshwater mussels University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  8/6/15 8/6/15
STEM Education University of Miami  8/5/15 8/5/15
Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest Responses to Climate Change Princeton University  8/3/15 8/3/15
Theoretical Ecology University of California Davis  8/2/15 8/2/15
Assistant Director, Biometeorology National Ecological Observatory Network  8/2/15 8/2/15
Natural Capital Analyst World Wildlife Fund  8/2/15 8/2/15
Effects of Forest Management and Land Use Change on Carbon and Water Cycling North Carolina State University  8/2/15 8/2/15
STEM Education/Bioinformatics Georgetown University 8/1/15 7/9/15
Landscape Ecology Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany) 7/31/15 7/20/15
Biological Oceanography Oregon State University 7/31/15 7/14/15
Spatio-Temporal Biodiversity Modeling Duke University  7/29/15 7/29/15
Bioeconomic Modeling/Mosquito Population Dynamics/Dengue National University of Singapore  7/28/15 7/28/15
Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought (2 positions) University of California Santa Barbara  7/28/15 7/28/15
Biology/Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Rhode Island 7/28/15 7/13/15
Community Engagement and Outreach, Data Observation Network for Earth University of New Mexico  7/23/15 7/23/15
Water Resource Scientist The Nature Conservancy in New York State 7/23/15 7/9/15
Ecological Modelling University of Toronto (Canada)  7/20/15 7/20/15
Biological/Chemical Methods to Control a New Invasive Beetle University of Hawaii at Manoa  7/20/15 7/20/15
Fish Modeling US EPA Western Ecology Division 7/20/15 7/12/15
Program Coordinators in Invasives/Disease; Landscape Science; and Fish and Wildlife (3 positions) U.S. Geological Survey 7/17/15 7/12/15
Program Coordinator, Ecosystems (3 positions) U.S. Geological Survey 7/17/15 7/8/15
Agroecology Montana State University  7/16/15 7/16/15
Citizen Science/Science Education/Conservation University of Nebraska-Lincoln  7/16/15 7/16/15
Population Genetics/Genomics of Pest Fruit Flies University of Hawaii Manoa  7/15/15 7/15/15
Green Infrastructure National Research Council of the National Academies  7/15/15 7/15/15
Grassland Microbial Ecology University of Minnesota  7/14/15 7/14/15
GIS and Spatial Analysis of Global Change US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment  7/13/15 7/13/15
Biogeochemistry/Microbial Ecology Kent State University  7/12/15 7/12/15
Science Education Research University of Colorado Denver/Florida International University  7/10/15 7/10/15
Plant Reproductive Ecology & Evolution Temple University  7/9/15 7/9/15
Wildland Fire/Environmetrics Natural Resources Canada  7/8/15 7/8/15
Modeling Environmental Effects of Conservation Practices USDA-ARS Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory  7/2/15 7/2/15

Outside Links to Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships American Association for the Advancement of Science 12/5/13
Congressional Science Fellowship Program American Meteorological Society/UCAR 3/15/13
Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Sustainable Development Columbia University 10/30/15
Fulbright Scholar Program Council for International Exchange of Scholars 8/1/14
Forest and Nature for Society Joint Doctoral Program European Commission 11/1/12
Environmental Fellows Program Harvard University 1/13/16
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Experienced Researchers Humboldt Foundation (Germany)  1/1/01
IIASA Postdoctoral Program IIASA (Austria) 4/1/15
Marshall Sherfield Fellowships Marshall Scholarships 11/2/12
Goddard Institute for Space Studies NASA/Columbia University  1/1/01
NASA Postdoctoral Program NASA/Oak Ridge Associated Universities  1/1/01
Ecological Synthesis National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis  1/1/01
Liber Ero: Conservation challenges of relevance to Canada Liber Ero Post-doctoral Fellowship Program 11/1/14
Gulf Research Program Fellowships National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2/17/16
NRC Research Associateships National Research Council of the National Academies  1/1/01
Postdoctoral LTER Synthesis Fellowships National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) 2/2/15
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 10/15/13
Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowships Santa Fe Institute 11/1/15
Postdoctoral Fellowships Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 12/1/15
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs Smithsonian Institution 12/1/14
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program Society for Conservation Biology 9/21/12
NatureNet Science Fellows Program The Nature Conservancy 10/31/15
National Health And Environmental Effects Research Lab (NHEERL) Post-Doctoral Research Program United States Environmental Protection Agency 12/14/12
USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Program United States Geological Survey 2/21/12
Michigan Society of Fellows University of Michigan 10/2/12
Postdoctoral Scholar Program Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1/5/13

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Plant Community Ecology and Ecophysiology: The laboratory of Dr. Nathan Kraft in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position in plant community ecology and ecophysiology. The candidate must hold a PhD in Ecology, Botany or related fields at the time the appointment begins. The primary focus of the position will be to participate in an NSF-funded projected exploring the role of functional trait differences in driving species coexistence at a variety of spatial and temporal scales in a serpentine annual plant system in Santa Barbara County, California. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with both the Kraft lab as well as the research group of Dr. Jonathan Levine at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. We are seeking a candidate interested in developing physiological-based models of plant competition across resource gradients that can be informed by field data. Successful candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organization ability, and the ability to work well in a diverse, collaborative research group. Desired skills include a background in plant physiology, theoretical ecology and/or field botany. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research from the Ph.D. and any previous positions, if applicable. To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., copies of two publications and the names of three potential references to: nkraft@ucla.edu. Posted: 4/6/16.

[position filled] Remote Sensing of Leaf Stress/Plant Physiology: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in a project that focuses on using hyperspectral image spectrometry (in-situ remote sensing) to quantify and monitor leaf stress. The project is a joint effort by the Department of Natural Resources Management and the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources of Texas Tech University. The ideal candidate will have expertise in remote sensing, image processing, time-series analysis and spatial statistics and a background in projects related to plant ecology and plant ecophysiology. Experience participating in projects related to entomology and insect ecology will be a plus. Image spectrometry measurements will be taken at a greenhouse setting at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The candidate should be willing to collaborate and work with undergraduate and graduate research assistants in the maintenance of the experimental units in the greenhouse. Salary: $45k plus health and fringe benefits. Duration of the project: 18 months with the possibility of an extension. Required knowledge skills and abilities: · Ph.D. in remote sensing, GIS, spatial analysis, or related discipline with a strong background in statistical methods. Skills in programming or using scripts for image analysis. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, C.V., and the names of three references to Dr. Carlos Portillo (carlos.portillo@ttu.edu). Posted: 3/10/16.

Tree Ecophysiology: I am seeking an experienced, self-motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow or research associate to conduct and summarize research on the role of non-structural carbohydrate reserves in trees and forest ecosystem function in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Specifically, the research focusses on the effects of light and water limitation on tissue carbon reserve accumulation in seedlings and trees, and related interspecific physiological and morphological adaptations. Some of the work will have direct linkages to applied ecological research in the area of restoration ecology undertaken in my research group. This position falls under my forest ecology and restoration research program in the Department of Renewable Resources, at the University of Alberta. Depending on the interest and quality of the applicant, the project could offer considerable flexibility in designing research in areas of personal interest within the overall framework of the research direction. A Ph.D. in plant ecology or ecophysiology is required. Candidates should have a strong interest in understanding the linkages between trees and other ecosystem functions. Creativity in developing and guiding research directions and the ability and evidence to publish research findings are crucial. Experience in any of the following research areas will be an asset, but is not required: stress physiology, forest and seedling ecology, silviculture, and soil-plant interactions. Proficiency in spoken and written English and computational and analytical skills are essential. Selection of a candidate will be based on academic achievements, reference letters and previous research experience. A salary of CAN $45-65k per year for two years is available depending on qualifications and is conditional on satisfactory performance evaluations (1-year probation period). Laboratory and field assistance will be available. The successful candidate will start in the summer of 2016. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should e-mail their transcript, a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter that summarizes qualifications, interests, experience, and provides a brief description of published research, recent TOEFL scores (if appropriate), and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Simon Landhäusser, Department of Renewable Resources, 4-42 Earth Science Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, CANADA. Phone: (780)-492-6381; Fax: (780)-492-1767. Email: Simon.Landhausser@ualberta.ca. Posted: 2/15/16.

[Position filled] Plant Canopy Micrometeorology: A postdoctoral associate position is available to work at the intersection of plant phenotyping using micrometeorological techniques, plant physiology, and plant breeding in the Department of Plant Biology and the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois. The position is part of an ARPA-e funded project titled “Water Efficient Sorghum Technology (WEST)” which will increase the water use efficiency (WUE) of sorghum, a valuable bioenergy crop. The postdoc will employ micrometeorological techniques to characterize the water use efficiencies for several sorghum genotypes representing wide variation of the traits of interest as well as characterizing the canopy biophysics of genotypes genetically modified to increase water use efficiency. The ideal candidate will have expertise in plant physiology, micrometeorological techniques, and/or statistics. Responsibilities will include research in the collection and processing of meteorological data, statistical dissection, prediction and validation of physiological phenotypes. The position will involve close collaboration with a dynamic team of engineers, computer scientists, statistical geneticists, and plant physiologists. Position preferences: · A Ph.D. in plant biology, micrometeorology, or related discipline with a strong background in statistical methods · Working knowledge of field instrumentation, data handling, remote sensing and/or geospatial skills · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong publication record. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, C.V., and the names of three references to Melinda Laborg (laborg@illinois.edu). Questions regarding the position can be sent to Carl Bernacchi (bernacch@illinois.edu). Posted: 2/22/16.

Plant Ecophysiology/Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, in collaboration with Bates College. We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar to join a new NSF-funded project focused on determining the physiological tipping points and xylem network plasticity of New England hardwood trees in response to climate change. The fully funded 2.5 year position will require extensive field work at Harvard Forest, as well as laboratory work at Yale, and will offer the opportunity to further develop high-resolution X-ray micro-tomography (microCT) to study the 3D organization of wood. Suitable candidates should have a strong background in plant ecophysiological methods (e.g. dataloggers, micrometeorological equipment, gas-exchange systems, psychrometers, and microscopy), as well as experience working with common garden experiments and mentoring undergraduate students. Experience with ImageJ, R, and Matlab are required. Interested candidates should forward their C.V. and a letter indicating their past research accomplishments and future goals to Craig.Brodersen@yale.edu. Posted: 1/27/16.

[position filled] High Throughput Plant Physiology Phenotyping: A postdoctoral associate position is available to work at the intersection of high-throughput plant phenotyping and plant physiology in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois and will be based in the Institute for Genomic Biology. The ideal candidate will have expertise in remote sensing, image processing, deep learning, statistics and/or micrometeorological techniques. The position is part of an ARPA-E funded project titled "TERRA Mobile Energy-Crop Phenotyping Platform (MEPP)" which will develop a low-cost, tactical, semi-autonomous, ground-based vehicle that will rapidly phenotype key physiological traits. The TERRA-MEPP project will incorporate multiple sensors to collect detailed and precise field data at an unprecedented scale that will then be analyzed using high-throughput analytical strategies to determine the genetic basis of these traits. The project is partnership between University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cornell University and Signetron inc. The position will involve close collaboration with a dynamic team of engineers, computer scientists, statistical geneticists, and plant physiologists. The job duties and responsibilities of this position will be: · to computationally process collected images along with geospatial information and work with collaborators on the extraction of key physiological phenotypic variables · to research in the collection and processing of geospatial and image data, statistical dissection, prediction and validation of physiological phenotypes. Required knowledge skills and abilities: · Ph.D. in remote sensing, statistics, micrometeorology, or related discipline with a strong background in statistical methods · Programming and image analysis skills · working knowledge of remote sensing and geospatial skills · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an established publication record. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, C.V., and the names of three references to Melinda Laborg (laborg@illinois.edu). Questions regarding the position can be sent to Carl Bernacchi (bernacch@illinois.edu). Posted: 1/16/16.

Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Canopy Ecophysiology: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join an NSF-funded collaborative research project on the ecophysiology of canopy epiphyte communities in the tropical montane cloud forest of Monteverde Costa Rica. Our research concerns the functional traits, water relations, water use, and vulnerability to drought of epiphytes and trees along an elevation gradient to document variation in ecophysiological strategies in plants that are exposed to different microclimates in both forest and pasture habitats. We will also document photosynthetic strategies along the gradient, using stable isotopes. To assess the role of suites of functional traits on drought resistance, a subset of common species from forests and pastures will be subjected to a manipulative drought experiment. This post-doc will join the Gotsch Lab at Franklin and Marshall College, and will work in collaboration with co-PIs Nalini Nadkarni (University of Utah) and Todd Dawson (University of California-Berkeley). The post-doc will reside primarily in Costa Rica, but will visit the PIs' labs throughout the year and will attend conferences. Funding for this position is for two years, starting in May 2016. The post-doc will lead field operations during the academic year and will work closely with Gotsch during the summer months. There will be two graduate students working on this project (in Dawson and Nadkarni labs) as well as undergraduates from Franklin and Marshall College. Required Qualifications: PhD in Plant Ecophysiology or related field. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with plant water relations methods (including sap flow), competency in spoken and written Spanish, Excellent writing skills (English) and familiarity with canopy access techniques. To apply, send a letter of intent, CV and a list of three references to Sybil Gotsch (sgotsch@fandm.edu). For full consideration, apply on or before February 1, 2016. Posted: 12/16/15.

Plant Ecophysiology: The laboratory of Dr. Kasey Barton in the Department of Botany at The University of Hawaii, Manoa, seeks a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position in Functional Plant Ecology beginning in 2016. The candidate must hold a PhD in Ecology, Botany or in a field related to the research theme at the time the appointment begins. The primary focus of the position will be to participate in a project examining how functional traits and environmental change (e.g., drought) explain the invasion and dominance of woody species in Hawaii. The candidate will have opportunities to participate in ongoing work in the system, to develop independent research in line with the project goals and to work closely with both the Barton lab in Hawaii as well as the research group of Dr. Tiffany Knight at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Germany. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record (or evidence that this will be forthcoming), an interest in the Ecology of invasive plant species, capacity for helping with intense periods of fieldwork and greenhouse research, and the ability to work well in a diverse, collaborative research group. Desired skills include experience collecting and analyzing forest community data, creating phylogenies and conducting phylogenetic analyses, measuring plant physiological traits in field and greenhouse settings, conducting spatial analyses (GIS), conducting simulation modeling, and/or programming in R. To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., copies of two publications and the names of three potential references to: kbarton@hawaii.edu Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016. Starting date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who could start by Summer 2016. Posted: 12/16/15.

Plant Ecophysiology/Landscape Ecohydrology: Post-doc, department of Integrative Biology (IB), University of California Berkeley. The position will be based in the Ackerly lab (IB), in collaboration with the Dawson (IB) and Thompson labs (Civil and Environmental Engineering). The post-doc will implement and lead an NSF-funded multi-PI project addressing tree hydraulics, water relations and landscape ecohydrology at several sites in Central California, including Pepperwood Preserve and Blue Oak Ranch Reserve. The project will address effects of spatial and temporal variability in water availability on tree performance, including retrospective analysis of impacts of California’s recent drought. We will use coupled models of soil hydrology and tree physiology to assess impacts of climatic variability across contrasting landscape positions (e.g. north vs. south-facing slopes), and project potential impacts of future climate scenarios on tree growth and soil moisture dynamics. Qualifications (by start date): Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plant ecophysiology, ecohydrology or a related field. Evidence of success in development of independent research initiatives, ability to coordinate and lead a multifaceted project, excellent oral and written communication skills, record of publication in peer-reviewed journal(s). Prior experience in one or more of the following areas: plant water relations, xylem vulnerability to embolism, tree ring analysis, stable isotopes for ecological research, soil ecohydrology. Training in experimental design, quantitative modeling, and/or multivariate statistics. Must hold a valid US driver’s license. Review of applications begins Oct. 30, 2015. For more information, and to apply, go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00884. Posted: 10/16/15.

Ecophysiologist/Forest Modeler: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher for measuring and modeling growth and health of large pine trees as well as young plantations within mixed- conifer forest in California. The researcher will be co-advised by Dr. Sophan Chhin (MSU) and Dr. Jianwei Zhang (USDA FS PSW) and will be responsible for coordinating, planning and conducting the field and laboratory components of the project, with assistance from field and laboratory technicians. Primary responsibilities will be focused on measuring ecophysiological variables of large trees after stand restoration treatments and modelling their growth with process-based models. In addition, the incumbent will also model the development of young mixed conifer plantations. The post- doctoral researcher will be an integral member of an active research team and will be expected to actively participate in publishing and proposal writing, and to contribute to mentoring student researchers involved in the project. The position will begin as a one-year appointment, with annual extensions available for an additional two years depending on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funds. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD in forestry, ecophysiology, stable isotopes, or related field; 2) knowledge and experience with operating ecophysiological instrumentation and process- based forest models (e.g., 3-PG); 3) demonstrated success in managing complex projects, including planning and conducting field work to meet multiple research objectives and supervising field and laboratory assistants; and 4) excellent verbal and written communication skills including publishing in peer-reviewed research journals. Location: The location is negotiable. It can be based either at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan or Pacific Southwest Research Station, Northern California, USA. To Apply: Applicants should email as a single PDF: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 professional references with contact information, and 4) three samples of professional writing, to Dr. Sophan Chhin at chhin@msu.edu. Applicants are also required to formally apply for this position at the MSU Job website (https://jobs.msu.edu) for Position # 1919. Application deadline: September 21, 2015. The desired start date is as soon as possible and preferably no later than January 2016. Posted: 9/2/15.

[Position filled] Woody Plant Ecophysiology: A postdoctoral research associate position is available within the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) and Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and will be located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota at the flagship ORNL-TES ‘Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change’ (SPRUCE) field experiment. The incumbent will research woody plant foliar responses to elevated CO2 and T treatments, although self-directed study of plant, soil or ecosystem level processes is expected. The selected candidate will design and lead experiments focused on plant responses to temperature and CO2 treatments, including photosynthetic and respiratory acclimation, phenology, morphology and biochemistry. He/she is expected to collaborate with internal DOE and external University researchers to comprehensively assess whole plant physiological responses to treatments. The ideal candidate will have expertise in experimental field ecological research and associated laboratory approaches, including gas exchange (i.e., LI-6400XT), and comprehensive knowledge of woody plant physiology and one or more of the following disciplines: biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, peatland hydrology, mechanistic modeling of plant physiological processes or global change ecology. For more information contact Jeffrey Warren (warrenjm@ornl.gov). To apply for this position (#NB50509253) please visit http://1.usa.gov/1gZa7l5. Review date: 10/1/15. Posted: 8/21/15.

[Position filled] Plant Ecophysiology under Extreme Climate Events: A postdoctoral research associate position is available within the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) and Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and will be located in Oak Ridge, TN. The incumbent will assess impacts of extreme events on woody seedlings and saplings using growth chambers, neutron imaging and various ecophysiological techniques, including fluorescence, isotopes, gas exchange, water relations, biochemistry, morphology and phenology. Responsibilities include 1) designing and leading experiments focused on plant responses to abrupt changes in temperature, including short- and long-term impacts on foliar and whole plant physiology, phenology, morphology and mycorrhizal associations, 2) designing and developing mesocosms for plant propagation, including sensor integration to assess soil and plant environmental/physiological conditions. The ideal candidate will have expertise in experimental field ecological research and associated laboratory approaches, including gas exchange (i.e., LI-6400XT), and comprehensive knowledge of woody plant physiology and one or more of the following disciplines: stress physiology, root-mycorrhizal interactions, ecosystem ecology and mechanistic modeling of plant physiological processes. For more information contact Jeffrey Warren at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (warrenjm@ornl.gov). To apply for this position (#NB50509262) please visit http://1.usa.gov/1JleoGb. Review date: 10/1/15. Posted: 8/21/15.

Ecological and Developmental Physiology: University of Vermont: A postdoctoral position is available in the Lockwood Lab in the Department of Biology to study the effects of environmental stress on early development in Drosophila melanogaster and related species. In the Lockwood Lab we work with a diverse set of taxa to understand the mechanisms and origins of molecular physiological responses to environmental change. This postdoctoral position will involve (1) characterizing how environmental change disrupts early developmental processes, and (2) elucidating what mechanisms have evolved to confer stress tolerance during early development. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in developmental biology and a strong interest in ecological physiology. Experience with confocal fluorescence microscopy and live imaging is preferred. Experience working with Drosophila is a definite plus. The Lockwood Lab offers a stimulating and collegial research environment, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to mentor students and to work closely with the PI. The start date is flexible, but the position can start immediately. Salary is $40k, with generous benefits. The initial appointment is for one year with the opportunity to extend an additional year pending performance. To apply, send a single PDF document with (i) a cover letter, (ii) a statement of research interests, and (iii) your CV to Brent.Lockwood@uvm.edu. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference also emailed to Brent.Lockwood@uvm.edu. Posted: 9/9/15.

Ecology: A two year postdoctoral position in ecology is available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at ETH Zurich, with a flexible 2016 or early 2017 start date. In collaboration with Levine, the successful candidate will develop a project combining empirical and theoretical approaches to explore questions in plant population and community ecology. The research focus is flexible and those with plant, non-plant, or theoretical backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Research in the group focuses on three general problems: (1) the maintenance of species diversity in communities, (2) the determinants of the success and impacts of biological invasions, and (3) plant community response to climate change. Our coexistence projects explore how individual variation, plant traits, interaction networks, and rapid evolution influence the outcome of competitive interactions. Our invasions projects explore the roles of landscape patchiness, rapid evolution, and genetic variation in influencing population spread. Our climate change projects ask how changing competitor identity and migration processes influence plant species’ responses to warmer climates. Projects generally combine empirical approaches with mathematical theory to achieve their aims. The postdoc will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Europe, California, and elsewhere. Work-related interactions will be in English. The group currently includes seven postdoctoral researchers, three doctoral students, and four project managers. Outstanding research groups at ETH Zurich and the adjacent University of Zurich offer numerous opportunities for interaction and collaboration. Your application includes a research statement describing past work as well as several paragraphs describing the type of projects of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Application review will begin May 15, 2016. For questions about our research group and the position, visit our website (link above) or contact jlevine@ethz.ch. Apply online. Applications via e-mail cannot be considered. Posted: 4/14/16.

Ecologist: The National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Program, Gulf Coast Network, is hiring a permanent GS-12 Ecologist who will be stationed in Lafayette, Louisiana. Applications are being accepted through www.usajobs.gov through April 20. There are two announcements: all US Citizens and current federal government employees or those eligible under special hiring authorities. The Gulf Coast Network consists of eight parks located in portions of six states, and spans from Brownsville, Texas, to Pensacola, Florida, and north to Nashville, Tennessee. These parks represent and host important examples of a broad range of ecosystems including upland forests and streams; bottomland and floodplain forests; and coastal barrier islands and estuaries. You will conduct and participate in long-term monitoring of flora, fauna, physical resources, and landscape dynamics with the network parks. Responsibilities will include leading the implementation of terrestrial vegetation monitoring; analyzing data for a variety of ecosystem metrics including vegetation, reptiles and amphibians, land birds, and seagrass; and reporting and presenting the findings to a wide variety of audiences ranging from scientific peers to the general public. The contact for this position is: Martha Segura, Gulf Coast Network Program Manager, 337-291-2113. Posted: 4/8/16.

Ecology of the Carbon Cycle: A postdoctoral position is available to work on how plant species invasion and altered precipitation will impact C cycling in southern U.S. grassland systems. The objectives of the project are to assess how productivity above and belowground, microbial composition and functioning, nutrient mineralization, decomposition, mycorrhizal colonization, and soil C are impacted by conversion of native to exotic-dominated grasslands and altered precipitation. The responsibilities of the fellow will be to oversee the collection of data with team members, statistically analyze metagenomic data sets, and to write and submit manuscripts and reports. The fellow will work jointly in the labs of Brian Wilsey and Kirsten Hofmockel at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Ames has been voted as one of the nicest small cities in which to live in the U.S. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field, and interest in the objectives of the project and the ability/desire to learn new techniques. Preferred qualifications include a background in soil microbial metagenomics, molecular techniques, and/or statistics. To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter expressing interest, and a pdf of at least one published manuscript to Brian Wilsey (bwilsey@iastate.edu) by August 1, 2016. The position is for one year with a possibility of renewal. Posted: 5/18/16.

Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Traits: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Farrior Lab of the Integrative Biology Department at the University of Texas at Austin. We are seeking an innovative scientist interested in better understanding the evolutionary ecology of plant traits. In the Farrior Lab we work to understand how plant strategies and syndromes of strategies arise out of the fundamental constraints of resource limitation, environmental variability, and competitive biotic environments. The work is aimed to forward both basic mechanistic understanding of plant communities as well as applied and predictive models of the global carbon cycle. Candidates should have experience with both theoretical and empirical ecology. The specific project will be driven by the candidate’s interests which may align with ongoing projects in the lab including: understanding variation among plant hydraulic strategies, liana-tree coexistence and dynamics, and mechanistic drivers of forest tree-size distributions. The start date for the position is flexible but should be no earlier than Sept. 1, 2016. To apply, send a single pdf to cfarrior@austin.utexas.edu. The pdf should include a short cover letter, research statement, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. The research statement should be no more than two pages and include descriptions of both past research and specific directions of interest for the proposed postdoc. Review of applications will begin May 1st. For any questions contact Caroline Farrior by email at cfarrior@austin.utexas.edu or by phone at (918)853-1401. Posted: 4/6/16.

Plant Sciences or Baltic Sea Research: The Stockholm University Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences is recruiting 5 Post-docs: 2 Postdoctoral Fellows in Plant Sciences, for example including any of the following topics: Plant evolution, Interactions between plants and other organisms, Climate change effects on plant phenology and distribution, or Plant growth and development. 3 Postdoctoral Fellows in Baltic Sea Research, for example including any of the following topics: Benthic-pelagic coupling, Mitigation of marine anthropogenic effects, Climate change effects on the Baltic Sea ecosystem, Baltic Sea biodiversity, or Coastal-offshore interactions. For further information check the full job ad. Closing date: 30 April 2016. Posted: 2/24/16.

Modelling Vegetation Response to Environmental Extremes: Postdoc, Department of Crop Production Ecology, SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). Societies rely heavily on ecosystems to meet their demands for raw material, for food, fiber, feed, and biofuels. Ecosystem productivity is strongly linked to the environmental conditions. Extreme weather conditions (e.g., high or low temperatures, excess or lack of water) may exceed the physiological limits of vegetation acclimation and be detrimental for productivity if not even cause permanent damage. The occurrence of extreme conditions is expected to increase in the near future. It is thus necessary to quantify the vulnerability of natural and agro- ecosystems to a shift in climate and an increase in climatic extremes. To this aim, process-based models are needed to predict the risks of mortality and decreased productivity under future conditions. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc to work on modelling vegetation response to climatic extremes towards the assessment of ecosystem vulnerability to climate change. For details, see the full job ad. Contact: Giulia Vico. Deadline: April 4th, 2016. Posted: 3/1/16.

Modeling Plant Responses to Global Change: A postdoc position in ecological/evolutionary modeling is available at the University of California Merced in the Moran lab. Our research focuses on the ecological and evolutionary responses of plants to climate change. The aim of this postdoctoral project would be to develop an individual-based forest model incorporating both species differences and genetic differences in environmental responses, in order to investigate the importance of evolutionary responses relative to species range shifts under different scenarios of climate change and disturbance. We have already parameterized SORTIE with average growth, mortality, and dispersal parameters for Sierra Nevada tree species. The next steps will include fitting species-level climate response functions using a 30-year dataset, and incorporating heritability of climate responses. Our group will also be collecting field data with which will aid in further parameter refinement. The initial appointment will be for one year and is renewable, depending on performance and availability of funding. Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, modeling, or similar discipline, and have experience programming in C++. Experience with forest models would be particularly valuable. Experience with Bayesian modeling is also desirable. The candidate must also be creative, self-disciplined, and motivated. Additional desirable skills include experience with statistical methods and/or R programming. Applications will be evaluated based on past research productivity, alignment of applicant experiences and interests with the goals of the lab group. The top-ranking applicants will be invited to interview by Skype, phone, or in person. To ensure full consideration please apply before February 8. Ideally, the start date will be in March. To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, 2) academic CV, and 3) contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted via https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00286. For more information: Please contact Emily Moran (emoran5@ucmerced.edu). Posted: 1/22/16.

Consequences of Mutualism Disruption by an Invasive Ant: 2-year Postdoctoral Associate Position, Mpala Research Centre, Kenya, and the University of Florida. The Palmer Lab is anticipating an opportunity for a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida. We seek a postdoc to conduct research on the consequences of mutualism disruption by an invasive ant in Laikipia, Kenya. The post-doc will spend at least 6 months of the year in the field in Kenya based at Mpala Research Centre, and the remainder at the University of Florida, and will assist with the teaching of a field ecology class in Kenya. The post-doc will be involved in the primary goals of the research, and will also develop research that complements the core focus of the project. Desired qualifications of the postdoc: (1) a Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, or similar; (2) a strong publication record; (3) excellent references; (4) demonstrated abilities in writing, oral communication, and statistics; (5) experience working independently in remote field sites; (6) intellectual creativity and self-motivation to conceive, design, and implement independent work under remote field conditions. International experience is a plus. The postdoc will be advised by Dr. Todd Palmer. Field research entails 6+ months per year for two years at the Mpala Conservancy and Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya. To apply for this position, please send a single pdf attachment (file name formatted as lastname_firstname_postdoc.pdf) to tmp@ufl.edu containing (1) a cover letter/statement of interest; (2) a CV; (3) copies of graduate transcripts; (4) up to 3 relevant publications; and (5) contact information for three references. Please use the subject header “Postdoctoral associate application”. Review of applications will begin 30 January 2016. We expect the postdoc will commence work in Summer or Fall 2016. Posted: 1/16/16.

Chemical Ecology of Multispecies Mutualisms: A postdoctoral position is available to work in Elizabeth Pringle's lab at the University of Nevada, Reno on the chemical and evolutionary ecology of plant-ant-hemipteran interactions. Our aim is to understand how mutualisms maintained by direct and indirect metabolic exchanges drive eco-evolutionary feedbacks across scales of ecological organization, from organism to ecosystem. To do this, we combine greenhouse and field experiments with chemical and molecular approaches, including evolutionary genetics and metabolomics. A particular area of interest is determining the extent and character of genetic variation in plant phloem chemistry and its effects across multiple trophic levels. The start date is September 2016, with some flexibility in either direction. Applicants should have a PhD in biology or a related field. The ideal candidate would have training in LC/MS metabolomics and/or evolutionary genetics. A strong interest in the ecology of plants and arthropods is required. Please contact Beth Pringle (epringle@unr.edu) directly to discuss this position. Posted: 12/18/15.

Plant Chemical/Molecular Ecology: University of Louisville: A postdoctoral position is open for a plant chemical and/or molecular ecologist. Funding is for one year, with the potential for additional support depending on performance. While broad latitude will be given to the successful associate to develop her or his own project, an initial transcriptomic and metabolomic investigation into the fascinating nature of plant defense priming will be expected. The successful associate will also contribute to lab activities including grant writing and overseeing graduate and undergraduate students. A Ph.D. in chemical ecology is required. Demonstrated experience with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry will be highly advantageous. Experience with, or willingness to learn, molecular biology, RNA sequencing technologies, and analysis of large datasets will be helpful. The position can begin as soon as June 1, 2016 and as late as August 1, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, and contact info for 3 references to Dr. Christopher Frost (chris.frost@louisville.edu). Review starts immediately; for full consideration, a completed application should be received by November 1, 2015. The Frost Chemical Ecology Laboratory encourages and promotes diversity in our group; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Posted: 9/29/15.

Simulation of future forestry and population viability analyses: Researcher/postdoc. The Swedish Species Information Centre is a national center for species and habitats. We contribute to a sustainable management of the natural resources by collecting, analyzing and make data available, and by describing and presenting facts about biodiversity. We interact nationally and internationally, with the benefit for conservation in focus. We are now recruiting a person who will work on simulation of future forest development as part of (meta)population viability analyses. You will simulate forest dynamics and forest management at landscape or regional scales. This includes simulation of future scenarios and optimization. The simulations of the (meta)population dynamics of different species will be made simultaneously, in collaboration with the research group’s ecologists. Formulation of scenarios and management strategies will be made together with the participating stakeholders. The simulations will be made with Heureka, which is a spatially explicit tool for forest planning, optimization and impact assessment (www.slu.se/en/sha). The research is funded by Formas. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Deadline: November 12, 2015. Tord Snäll, Professor. Posted: 10/28/15.

Synthesis of tree growth response to past climate: A post-doc position is available in the Ogle Lab in the Informatics & Computing Program at Northern Arizona University. The post-doc will participate in a project aimed at understanding how tree growth is affected by antecedent exogenous (e.g., past climate) and endogenous (e.g., past ring widths) factors. Three objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a stochastic antecedent model (SAM) for quantifying antecedent climatic and endogenous conditions and their influence on tree growth. (2) Evaluate the time-scales over which antecedent factors affect tree growth for multiple species across multiple sites in the southwestern US. (3) Identify potential physiological mechanisms underlying the antecedent effects on tree growth. The study combines large datasets (e.g., tree-ring and climate databases), field studies, literature data, Bayesian synthesis, and an individual-based model (IBM) of tree growth. The post-doc will likely focus on the Bayesian modeling and data synthesis component, but may also participate in field and lab work depending on interests and skills. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, biology, forestry or related field with strong statistical and computing skills, or a PhD in math, applied math, statistics or related field with experience or interest in plant / forest ecology. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kiona Ogle (Kiona.Ogle@nau.edu). Applications must be submitted on-line through NAU’s Human Resources Web Page (click “Staff Openings” and search for Job ID 602216), or click here. Complete applications must include: (1) cover letter outlining interest in position and relevant skills, (2) curriculum vita, (3) names and contact information for 3 references, and (4) 2-3 writing examples (preferrably published papers or papers in press, but this could also include dissertation chapters). Review of applications will begin October 21, 2015. Posted: 9/26/15.

Plant Ecology, Dynamics, Phenology: Research Assistant Professor. This position with New Mexico State University will support on-going ecological studies of plant dynamics and life cycle events (i.e., plant phenology) in water-limited ecosystems that range in scope and scale to characterize plant- and landscape-level patterns and the processes that govern them. The incumbent will also provide specific support for research efforts at the Jornada Experimental Range (JER) coordinated with the Long Term Agricultural Research (LTAR) and National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) programs. The position is multi-faceted and provides ample opportunity for personal and professional development as part of a supportive and productive team of researchers and support staff at the JER. All digital materials (see Posting # 1500156F for details) are due NO LATER THAN 1/15/16. You may contact Dawn Browning (dbrownin@nmsu.edu) with questions. Posted: 12/24/15.

Canine Cognition: The Duke Canine Cognition Center at Duke University is announcing an available post-doctoral position to begin between July 1st and September 1st 2016. We are seeking a candidate passionate about comparative and developmental cognition who will lead our effort to study cognitive development in dogs. The Duke Canine Cognition Center (DCCC) is initiating a longitudinal study of dog development focusing of working dog puppies. We will study pet dogs at the DCCC where over 1,000 volunteers bring their dogs to participate in behavioral studies. We will work with collaborators at Canine Companions for Independence and Paws4People to study the development of assistance dogs. We will also access the largest dataset assembled on dog cognition by citizen scientists at dognition.com. For comparative purposes we will study wolves and great apes at established field sites. The postdoctoral position is for one year with the possibility of a second year. $75k is available for salary and benefits with an additional $50k available to fund research efforts relevant to completing research on dog development. Qualifications: doctorate degree (PhD must be obtained before July 2016) and relevant experience studying animal cognition, developmental psychology, behavioral genetics or comparative neurobiology. For more information email Dr. Brian Hare at b.hare@duke.edu. To apply to this position please submit a cover letter, C.V., reference contact information and relevant scientific articles to: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7030 All complete applications received before April 15th will be considered. Posted: 3/21/16.

Applied Movement Ecology: Postdoctoral Associate, Colorado State University. Full-time, two-year initial term with possible extension depending on performance and project funding. The position is funded entirely from private donations to Save the Elephants to address critical elephant conservation issues. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with CSU and Save the Elephants scientists on the analysis of wild African elephant GPS tracking data to develop insights on elephant movement and space use strategies in northern Kenya. These outputs will be applied to long term, landscape conservation efforts in the ecosystem, and the candidate will engage with stakeholders (government, non-government and private) to communicate outputs and develop conservation strategies in relation to emerging threats in the ecosystem. The PI (Dr. George Wittemyer) is the Chairman of the Scientific Board of Save the Elephants and working closely with a number of partner organization in northern Kenya on wildlife focused landscape conservation initiatives. The direction of this research position will be crafted to take advantage of the applicant’s expertise, the capabilities of the CSU and STE science team and existing STE movement datasets. Research directions include: 1. Applying modern approaches in movement ecology to investigate spatial strategies of elephants in relation to landscape features (protected area status, human footprint, resource distribution, ect.). 2. Identification of critical use areas, corridors, and avoided areas on the landscape. Application of this information to assess the effectiveness of and identify gaps in the current protected area network. 3. Relating elephant movements to proposed infrastructure development projects, and developing landscape planning outputs. 4. Engaging in design of real-time tracking applications, novel interpretation and/or visualization tools to enhance conservation actions and understand landscape use and movement behaviors. REQUIRMENTS: 1. Ph.D. degree in a pertinent biological, physical or computer science. 2. Demonstrated publication record. 3. Demonstrated competency in movement analyses, spatial statistical modeling and processing of large data sets. 4. Demonstrated proficiency with computer coding in scientific languages (e.g. Matlab, R) and/or programming languages (e.g. Python). 5. Demonstrated abilities in developing and application of GIS. 6. Demonstrated experience working in collaborative research settings Preferred: 1. Experience or education in ecological modeling. 2. Field experience in physical or biological sciences in Africa. 3. Experience engaging with land use planning boards. 4. Experience with web interface 5. Experiencing mentoring students and field technicians. To apply, please visit: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/32475. Full consideration date: 5/1/16. Posted: 4/19/16.

Movement Ecologist/Program Manager for Movement of Life Initiative: Grade: IS 12. Full-time, one-year with the potential to renew, Trust Fund. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia is seeking a dynamic movement ecologist to manage the Smithsonian’s Movement of Life (MOL) Initiative. MOL is developing partnerships within and outside the Smithsonian to advance the field of movement ecology and its contributions to sustaining biodiversity and understanding how environmental and climate change may affect organismal movement in the future. MOL also works closely with Partners in the Sky, a private-public partnership between the Smithsonian and industry to advance the use of state-of-the-art technology for animal tracking. MOL focuses on: · Advancing new tools and technologies to address movement ecology. · Developing standardized approaches for conducting animal movement research around the world enabling us to scale up global tracking efforts. · Expanding existing training programs in movement ecology through collaboration with other training organizations (e.g. AniMove; animove.org). · Creating exciting new stories for our public audiences to learn about animal movement and its role in creating and maintaining life on Earth. The Program Manager will be responsible for all aspect of MOL. Additionally, the Program Manager will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in developing and conducting theoretical and applied science in the field of movement ecology and animal tracking. Although MOL is physically based at SCBI in Front Royal, the Program Manager will work across Smithsonian research centers and bureaus to advance existing and develop new research partnerships. Successful candidates have significant experience in conducting movement ecological research (terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic) and field campaigns (e.g. designing projects, tracking species in the field and remotely), and have a sound background in analysis of animal movement data. Duties: As Program Manager of MOL the incumbent will oversee the continued development and implementation of MOL’s overall strategy, develop and expand existing partnerships, represent MOL at national and international meetings, and lead research collaborations. The incumbent will provide regular progress reports to the cross-SI MOL Working Group as well as the Partners in the Sky steering committee. This successful candidate will: · Collaborate with scientists from the within SI and from around the world to design and develop research projects on movement ecology and how environmental and climate change may affect organismal movement. · Encourage and promote studies of interest to MOL and to advance SI Mission for understanding and sustaining of a biodiversity planet. · Participate in scientific meetings and symposia, develop scientific papers for presentation, and corresponds with members of the scientific community involved in related research. · Secure funds to support research projects from both internal and external sources. · Provide advice and assistance to technicians, students, postdocs, and others carrying out related work. · Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: · A Ph.D. in ecology or a related academic field · Advanced knowledge in conducting movement ecology research, using animal tracking. · Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in using R for analyzing data and programming · Demonstrated skills in communicating with a wide-range of audiences using different outlets ranging from peer-reviewed scientific articles to web and social media. · Ability to coordinate collaborative research, conservation, and training programs. How to apply: Please send letter of interest explaining your qualifications, a cv, and the contact information of three references to SCBI.GIS@gmail.com by 15 April 2016. Posted: 4/6/16.

Behavioral Ecology of Acorn Woodpeckers: The Walters Lab at Old Dominion University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in behavioral ecology beginning in Fall 2016. The successful applicant will work with Principal Investigator Walters and collaborators, to combine newly-developed tracking technology with long-term demographic data and experimental studies to understand why helper acorn woodpeckers provision young that are not their own and to determine why such striking variability in provisioning behavior exists, thereby providing new insights into the ecological drivers of cooperative behavior in complex societies. The applicant must have a PhD in behavioral ecology, population ecology, or related field and should have relevant field experience. The applicant will be based at the Hastings Reserve (Carmel Valley, California) but will also spend 2 months per year at the home institution of the PI and / or collaborators. See the full job ad for details and apply at http://www.researchfoundation.odu.edu/ position #16010. Review of applications will begin 31 March 2016. Posted: 3/3/16.

Behavioral Ecology of California Oaks: Postdoctoral Position, Cornell University. This position is to join in a long-term study of the proximate factors affecting reproduction in California oaks. The successful candidate will work with the PI (Walt Koenig) and collaborators to test alternative hypotheses for highly variable and spatially synchronized seed production (masting behavior), focusing on both proximate mechanisms and fitness consequences, particularly with respect to acorn predation and storage by birds. The position will be based at Hastings Reservation in central coastal California. We are particularly interested in hiring a candidate who will not only conduct the requisite fieldwork but who will contribute intellectually to the project's further development and success. Appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal. Anticipated starting date is 1 February 2016. Specific field duties associated with the project include: setting up and maintaining pollen traps from early-February to late April each year; performing weekly phenology surveys at three sites (Hastings Reservation, Jasper Ridge, and Sedgwick Reserve), in central coastal California; following flower development in a series of marked trees at Hastings Reservation in Monterey County, California; quantifying pollen collected from traps during the spring; and assisting with the quantification of the acorn crop at 18 sites in California each September. Assist in developing questions, analyzing data, and writing up results to better fulfill the goal of understanding the proximate factors affecting variable reproduction in California oaks. Qualifications: PhD in plant ecology, behavioral ecology, or related discipline required. Proficiency in spoken and written English preferred. Demonstrated ability to conduct a field-based project focusing on plant reproductive behavior is essential. Interest in the evolution and ecological consequences of masting behavior desirable along with knowledge of the reproductive biology of oaks. Ability and willingness to drive among field sites and live at a field station (Hastings Reservation near Monterey, California). For more information, write to Walt Koenig (wdk4@cornell.edu). Apply by sending cover letter, and CV to Sue Taggart (set2@cornell.edu). Posted: 9/2/15.

Climate Hubs Fellows Program: The USDA Climate Hubs Fellows Program (CHFP) has been announced. The deadline for applications is November 20th. The CHFP program will hire fellows as temporary federal employees to work with the regional Hubs and Sub-Hubs to accomplish their mission. Fellows from this program will obtain experience developing on-the-ground solutions for vulnerabilities faced by operational land managers and learn to work with established research and outreach communities. Applications to the program (see announcement for details), should be sent to ClimateHubs@oce.usda.gov. Fellows should identify their climate hub regional preference, or if they are willing to be placed where there is the greatest need. Regions can be found on the Climate Hubs website. Applications will be screened by a panel at the national level and the top 20 to 30 candidates will be put forward to the Regional Hub Directors for consideration. Deadline: 11/20/15. Posted: 10/14/15.

Species Distribution Modeling: A two year postdoctoral position is available in the Rowe Lab in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. The postdoc will join Drs. Rebecca Rowe (UNH) and Rebecca Terry (Oregon State University) as part of an NSF-funded collaborative project that integrates community ecology, biogeography and biogeochemistry to address the impact of a century of environmental change on small mammals in the Great Basin of western North America. The focus of this project is to evaluate alternate hypotheses regarding how the direct and indirect effects of resource use, species interactions, landcover, and climate change at the local scale have shaped landscape-scale species range dynamics. The data come from historical and modern field surveys for small mammals on multiple mountain ranges in the region. We seek a highly motivated candidate interested in understanding how changes in climate and land cover are impacting species’ niche and range dynamics. The successful applicant will hold a PhD in ecology (or related field) with demonstrated expertise in species distribution modeling. In addition to research responsibilities, the postdoc will be expected to co-develop a SDM-based teaching module and may choose to participate in designing an exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah to highlight new uses for old specimens in ecology and conservation. Experience working with small mammals or in the Great Basin is not required. Familiarity with the system can be gained by participating in summer field work associated with this project. Start date is flexible but preference will be given to candidates who can begin between April 15, 2016 and August 15, 2016. To apply send a single pdf document containing the following information with the subject line “Postdoc position” to rebecca.rowe@unh.edu: a cover letter summarizing your research experience, interests, and goals, a CV, a reprint of 1 publication, and the names and contact information for 3 academic references. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016. Posted: 12/2/15.

Species Distribution Modeling: The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) at the Missouri Botanical Garden seeks to hire a full-time postdoctoral scholar. The postdoc will work closely with Dr. Adam Smith in the CCSD’s Global Change Program to develop methods for applying next-generation species distribution models to data that traditionally has been difficult to model. In collaboration with Dr. Smith the postdoc will 1) develop novel modeling algorithms; 2) test these algorithms with simulations and high-quality specimen data obtained in collaboration with taxonomists at the Missouri Botanical Garden; 3) prepare and submit manuscripts for publication; 4) develop R packages that encapsulate these novel methods; 5) craft project specifications for a programmer who will create stand-alone software using these methods; 6) actively consult with collaborators at UC Berkeley. The successful candidate will: • Have a solid background in applied mathematics and statistics (including Bayesian methods). * Have expertise in R or related programming languages. * Excellent communication skills, with experience presenting results and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. * Understand and appreciate the difficulties of working with occurrence data that may have been collected in an opportunistic fashion, e.g., data from natural history museum specimens. * Be enthusiastic about developing tools that enable conservation practitioners to avert loss of biodiversity and be able to translate complex ideas into straightforward procedures. Candidates with a completed Ph.D. or that will soon graduate with a Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, environmental science, statistics, or applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. Ideal start time is early 2016, but this is negotiable for applicants who may be graduating in the spring. The term for this grant-funded position will be 1 year, with renewal for an additional two years or more contingent on satisfactory performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and this position includes a comprehensive benefits package. The position will be based in Saint Louis, where a vibrant community of ecologists, conservation practitioners, and evolutionary biologists that interact through partnerships among MBG, Washington University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, plus other area institutions. The position will be seated in the CCSD, which explores and implements new, science-based approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of plant diversity. CCSD’s strategies for conservation are based on a sound, scientific understanding of the occurrence and distribution of plants. CCSD applies the knowledge of plant diversity accumulated by Missouri Botanical Garden researchers over many years, making that knowledge usable for conservation planning and decision-making. Operating under the auspices of the Garden and as part of its division of Science and Conservation, CCSD builds upon the Garden’s institutional expertise, scientific programs, influence and resources. To be considered, applicants should apply on-line by February 5. Please direct questions to Dr. Adam Smith (adam.smith@mobot.org). Posted: 12/2/15.

Climate Change Ecology/Alpine Ecology: We are seeking a postdoc researcher with background in one or some of the following fields, including plant or vegetation ecology, DGVM, earth system modelling, geography, and soil science. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Shilong Piao and Dr. Miaogen Shen for 2-3 years in the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy Sciences. Our institute is located in Beijing, China, and field work of a few weeks per year on the Tibetan Plateau is required. Our group focuses on the responses and feedbacks of the alpine ecosystems to climate change on the Tibetan Plateau, integrating controlled experiment, remote sensing, in situ observations, and process-based models. The applicants are required to send CV and ~1000-word research plan to Dr. Shen (shenmiaogen@itpcas.ac.cn). Posted: 4/8/16.

California Climate Change Ecology: Postdoctoral funding available on climate change ecology in California, in the Department of Natural Resources and Society at the University of Idaho. Postdoc will help design and conduct work to monitor climate change impacts and potential climate change refugia in oak woodlands, and contribute to studies on climate change conservation planning. Also potential opportunities to independently conduct related work in California or in other systems in the West, including at the UI field campus in McCall ID. Funding for 1 year with the possibility of extension. Located in Moscow, ID or potentially in California. Experience desired in one or more of the following: GIS and spatial statistics, species distribution modeling, field ecology in remote locations and/or private lands, climate change ecology, California ecosystems. Submit application to Blair McLaughlin (bmclaughlin@uidaho.edu). Please include CV, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter detailing research experience, interests and goals. Application review will begin on October 20, 2015. Flexible start date, but preferably before December 2015. Posted: 9/29/15, revised: 10/2/15.

Mathematical Modeling of Energy Fluxes in Complex Ecological Networks: Position Postdoc / Scientific Programmer. The Biodiversity Theory Group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) offers a PhD position on Biodiversity Theory and Ecological Networks. The project will focus on mathematical modeling of the stability and energy fluxes in complex ecological networks, the integration of ecological and biogeochemical models of carbon and nutrient cycles and the combination of ecological and socio-economic models. The project will be embedded in an integrative and collaborative working group covering various aspects of biodiversity theory. The working group is part of an internationally oriented research environment at iDiv that offers ample opportunities for collaborations. Applications are accepted until December 22, 2015. More information on the position and application details. Posted: 12/2/15.

Mathematical Models/Plant Traits and Amazon Forest Dynamics: A post-doctoral position is available (start date flexible, can start as early as January, 2016) in the group of Dr. Van Savage in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Los Angeles. This position will be supported by a recently awarded NSF grant and will involve collaboration with researchers at Oxford University, University of Arizona, and the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University. Savage combines mathematical models with analysis of large datasets to uncover insights into biological systems. The project has the potential to involve theory development for trait-based models, analysis of large datasets for plant traits based on LIDAR, hyper-spectral, and field measurements, as well as numerical simulations for how plant traits determine forest dynamics, carbon production, and impacts of drought and climate change in the Amazon. Results from this project will help lead to a deeper understanding of how individual plant traits influence ecosystems and also to project future productivity, diversity, and distributions of trees in the Amazon. Savage will mentor the postdoc in designing and conducting research projects, writing papers, giving talks, and applying for jobs. Candidates are expected to be independent, highly motivated problem solvers who communicate well and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate would have a background in mathematical modeling, knowledge of plant traits and trait-based models, and experience with programming languages such as Matlab, IDL, ArcGIS, R, Mathematica, C, and Python. Applicants with only a subset of these skills are encouraged to apply. Applications and any questions should be sent to vsavage@ucla.edu. The application should include a Curriculum Vitae that details education, past research, and publications. Applicants should also submit a cover letter that describes their interest in the project and the names of three references. Posted: 11/25/15.

Ecology-Energy Nexus: The postdoctoral scholar will engage in exciting, cutting edge research addressing both fundamental and applied questions in ecology and the interactions between species and renewable energy development. The aim is to 1) produce high-impact ecological data and research, 2) coordinate with and produce effective, high-quality reports for the California Energy Commission to address policy and management questions related to the siting and management of renewable energy infrastructure, and 3) develop a competitive, interdisciplinary research program at the vanguard of the energy-ecology nexus. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the University of California, Davis in the Land, Air, and Water (LAWR) Resources Department. The researcher will be advised by Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez. The scholar will have additional opportunities to interact with the world-class cadre of ecology, climate change, and energy science researchers and faculty at UC Davis, decision- and policy makers at the California capital city of Sacramento, and engineers with industry partners. See the full job ad (PDF) for details. Application review will begin on July 15, 2016. Posted: 6/3/16.

Bioenergy and Global Pastureland: The College of Agricultural Engineering (FEAGRI) at the University of Campinas in the state of São Paulo, Brazil is accepting applications for four post doctoral positions as part of a three-year project funded by the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). The project, under the leadership of Dr. John Sheehan (São Paulo Excellence Chair), is focusing on global-scale geospatial analysis of bioenergy. Applicants may apply for one or more of four positions focused on the following research areas: 1) REMOTE SENSING to identify pasture management systems; 2) YIELD GAP ANALYSIS of global geospatial data on pasture system productivity for climatically similar areas; 3) BIOGEOCHEMICAL MODELING of nutrient flows on pastureland; 4) PLANT GROWTH MODELING of bioenergy crops on pastureland. Candidates must have a PhD in a field related to analysis of land use including but not limited to geography, ecology, and natural resource management and should have completed their PhD less than 7 years prior to the start of their employment. Publications in internationally recognized journals is important. Computer programming experience in R, MATLAB, or python preferred. Fellowships include a monthly stipend (R$ 6,143.40) and research contingency funds. Applicants should send the following in an email to gsb.spec@feagri.unicamp.br, including in the subject line the project number (2014/26767-9) and your preferred research area(s) as listed above. Also attach: 1) an updated CV; 2) a cover letter of no more than two pages highlighting your professional experience and motivation for the position; 3) two letters of recommendation from professionals in your field. Posted: 3/10/16.

Tropical Deforestation and Agriculture - Brazilian Amazon: The Gibbs Land Use and Environment Group (GLUE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an exceptional Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The researcher will help lead a large project investigating outcomes of zero-deforestation commitments for soy and cattle in collaboration with other organizations in the U.S. and Brazil. The candidate will join a thriving and interdisciplinary team that integrates novel property-level mapping approaches, econometrics, and field surveys to improve our understanding of changing land use in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado. We aim to produce high quality and actionable research that can be readily applied by industry, policymakers, and other academics to understand supply chain traceability and governance. Key responsibilities for this position include leading a team to survey cattle ranchers in Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes, and mapping the full cattle supply chain and industry expansion. The successful candidate will also be proactive in writing scientific papers and otherwise disseminating results to broad audiences of academics and other stakeholders by presenting at conferences and participating in relevant multi-stakeholder meetings. Ideal qualifications include some of the following: - Fluency in Portuguese and English and excellent written and oral communication skills - Experience designing farmer surveys and leading field research campaigns - Knowledge of and interest in cattle and soy production in Brazil - Analytical skills such as econometrics, statistics, or GIS would be a plus - Strong organizational and project management skills - Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology, or a related field (M.S. plus extensive research experience will also be considered). The one-year position will begin after Jan 30, 2016 with potential renewal for up to two additional years (contingent on funding availability and performance). Salary for this full-time position will be $45k per year, plus health insurance benefits. GLUE is a vibrant and energetic research group, with strong experience working in Brazil. Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV, and phone and email addresses of three references to Holly Gibbs hkgibbs@wisc.edu. Application deadline is Dec 20, 2015. Posted: 11/25/15.

Impacts of Drought and Climate Change in the Amazon: A two-year post-doctoral position is available (start date flexible, can start as early as Fall 2016) in the group of Dr. Brian Enquist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona as part of an NSF Ecosystems Grant to study impacts of drought and climate change in the Amazon. The post-doc’s main responsibility will be to lead the implementation of new field experiments in the Andes and Amazon in Peru, as well as manage and analyze the data from these experiments. He/She will work closely with other post-docs and PIs on the project from UCLA, Carnegie Institution (Stanford), and the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). As such, work may also involve theory development for trait-based models, analysis of large datasets for plant traits, as well as numerical simulations for how plant traits determine forest dynamics, carbon production. Results from this project will: (1) lead to a deeper understanding of how climate change and individual plant traits influence forests and forest ecosystems and (2) allow for projections of future productivity, diversity, and the functioning of tropical forests. Candidates are expected to be collaborative yet independent, highly motivated problem solvers who communicate well and enjoy working both in the field and in a laboratory environment. The ideal candidate would have a background in tropical forest ecology, physiological ecology, trait-based ecology, and community/macroecology. Knowledge and interest in theory/mathematical modeling and experience with R or similar programming languages would be beneficial. Previous experience working in the tropics and fluency in oral and written Spanish is also desirable. Applicants with only a subset of these skills are encouraged to apply. Applications and any questions should be sent to benquist@email.arizona.edu. The application should include a Curriculum Vitae that details education, past research, and publications. Applicants should also submit a cover letter that describes their interest in the project and the names of three references. Posted: 9/28/15.

Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought: We are looking to hire 2 postdoctoral researchers to be part of a project on “Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought: The Knowns, Needs, and Solutions for the Real World”. Funded by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, in partnership with the Science for Nature and People initiative (SNAP), the project will assess the state of understanding of current and future drought impacts across a range of ecological systems in the United States, and connect those impacts with actionable strategies for reducing risks to biodiversity and human well-being. The project is led by Dr. Shawn Carter (USGS), Dr. Kim Hall (The Nature Conservancy) and Dr. Molly Cross (Wildlife Conservation Society), and involves a multi-disciplinary Working Group of experts in the ecological, social, and economic impacts of drought across the United States. While the preferred location for the positions is at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, CA, we may be flexible on the location for the right candidate. See the detailed job announcement; for questions about the positions contact the project PIs (scarter@usgs.gov, kimberly.hall@tnc.org, mcross@wcs.org). Posted: 7/24/15, revised: 7/28/15.

Habitat Connectivity and Climate Change Adaptation: at University of California, Berkeley. We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar to work with leading experts researching connectivity and climate change science as part of the California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment. The project entails a review of topics related to habitat connectivity and climate change that relies on information gained from existing scholarships to address fundamental questions about the theory, methods, and utility of migration corridors as a biodiversity adaptation strategy to climate change in California. This information can ultimately be used to inform future approaches to analysis, conservation planning, and implementation. The successful candidate will lead the project, requiring expertise in habitat connectivity, climate change adaptation, literature reviews, and will be supervised by Adina Merenlender. Experience with systematic reviews including meta-analytic statistical methods is preferred. See the full job ad for details. First review date: March 11th, 2016. Posted: 2/24/16.

Insect Landscape Ecology: A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Biology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, to conduct research on insect biodiversity, species interactions, and ecosystem services in multiple habitats within agricultural and exurban landscapes of SW Ohio. The postdoc would also involve teaching one course in introductory ecology. The position is available for one year beginning August 1, 2016, with the possibility of a one-year extension, depending on performance and funding availability. Requires a PhD in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related area; field research experience with invertebrate biodiversity or community interactions; and experience with statistical analysis using the R programming language. Desire experience in statistical analysis using spatial methods and GIS analysis using ArcGIS. Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to http://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=2819. Direct inquiries in Thomas Crist (thomas.crist@miamioh.edu). Screening of applications will begin June 15, 2016. Posted: 6/5/16.

Landscape Ecology: Candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position at the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) affiliated with the University of Minnesota Duluth. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work with Drs. Chris Wright and Glenn Guntenspergen on an NSF Macrosystems Biology project studying the effects of climate- and land use change on habitat connectivity across the US Great Plains. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: habitat connectivity, graph theory, land cover/land use change, simulation modeling, climate change, remote sensing, geospatial analysis, avian ecology, amphibian ecology, wetland ecology, or ecohydrology. The postdoc will have opportunities to interact with a multi-disciplinary group of ecologists and environmental scientists at NRRI’s Center for Water and the Environment (CWE). Broadly, NRRI is an applied research institute dedicated to informing environmental management and policy and developing sustainable, natural resource-based industries. The position is for two years, with opportunities to secure additional external support. Review of applications begins 1 March 2016. The target start date is flexible but preferably 1 May 2016. Full position description and application: UMN employment. Search current openings using Keyword ‘306660’. Posted: 2/8/16, revised: 2/23/16.

Landscape Ecology: The Institute of Landscape Ecology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, invites applications for the position of a Research Associate (Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat auf Zeit). Salary level, Bes.Gr. A 13 BBesO. The position will be available from October 1st, 2015, and is a fixed-term position for three years. Extension for another three years is contingent on progress. Current working hours are 41 hours per week. Teaching duties amount to 4 hours per week during the semester. The position will be based within the Animal Ecology working group at the Institute of Landscape Ecology. Current research focuses on effects of biodiversity on ecosystem processes; effects of global change drivers on ecological interactions and network structure, and development of novel approaches to statistical data analysis (for further information, see www.gwdg.de/~cscherb1). Collaborations with nature conservation authorities, ornithologists and agricultural scientists are planned. There are excellent facilities to conduct research, including experimental fields, growth chambers, lab facilities, etc.; it is expected that successful candidates know how to design experiments (replication, randomization, blocking) and how to analyze them statistically. Prerequisite for the application is a Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, zoology, biology, agriculture or related disciplines. The applicant is expected to have experience in experimental design and statistics. In addition, sound taxonomic knowledge in one or more animal groups is required. Successful candidates should have research experience in one or more of the following areas: Animal ecology (invertebrates and/or vertebrates); Experimental interaction ecology; Global change research; Theoretical or statistical ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the ongoing research and teaching of the Animal Ecology group, to further develop his/her own research profile, and to raise external research funding. Applicants will also be expected to actively contribute to the supervision of students and guests in the group. We seek enthusiastic researchers who work well in a team and have excellent English language skills. Proficiency in spoken and written German is not required initially. Applications should be written in English and compiled into a single pdf. The application should include a CV, publication list, a summary of the PhD thesis, copies of University degrees, the name and e-mail address of at least two academic referees, and a brief (max. 2 pages) statement about past and future research interests. Applications must be received by July 31st, 2015 (subject 19/15) and should be sent to: Dekanat Fachbereich 14 – Geowissenschaften,, z. H. Dr. Beate Keplin, Heisenbergstr. 2, 48149 Münster, Email: prodekan.pf.geo@uni-muenster.de. For further information please contact PD Dr. Christoph Scherber (cscherb1@gwdg.de). Posted: 7/20/15.

Tree Mortality: Postdoc. This research is designed to improve our ability to predict the impact of large numbers of trees dying in semi-arid forested ecosystems. Forest mortality caused by drought has recently increased on every forested continent and is now recognized as a global phenomenon. The study focuses on piñon-juniper woodlands, the third largest biome in the U.S. In the Southwestern US, higher temperatures and decreased precipitation have increased drought severity, reducing tree health, and triggering widespread regional forest mortality across the region. This research is motivated by previous research showing that piñon mortality unexpectedly triggers one or more mechanisms that lead these woodlands to become both hotter and drier, potentially altering the environmental conditions that control future vegetation and ecosystem recovery. These surprising results challenge our expectations that that more water would be available for those trees that survived in forests following disturbance. Drought-induced mortality is predicted to increase globally in the coming decades. This work will contribute key data on the specific roles of woody plants in regulating water availability and ecosystem services in water-limited semiarid ecosystems when large numbers of trees die. The modeling will provide explicit predictions of biomes that are vulnerable, or likely to be vulnerable, as climate changes, and key environmental factors that increase that vulnerability. We are looking for one postdoctoral researcher and one research technician to start as soon as possible. The positions will both be based out of University of New Mexico, but will require several days spent each week at the field site. Required qualifications: Ph.D., at time of appointment, in Plant Physiological Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Earth System Science, Forest Hydrology, or a related field. Excellent mathematical and spoken and written English language skills required. Knowledge and understanding of plant physiological processes and soil moisture dynamics is preferred and experience with hydrologic partitioning in arid-land ecosystems is a plus. Preferred qualifications: Experience measuring or modeling sap flux, soil water dynamics, and/or mechanistic modeling of plant physiological processes, especially in regard to plant and soil hydraulic function and site hydrology, and experience with: field or laboratory manipulations of plant- soil systems, modeling and large datasets, and fluency in an analysis environment such as R, Matlab, or Python. Inquiries and applications (cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for a minimum of 3 references) should be directed to Dr. Marcy Litvak (mlitvak@unm.edu) or Dr. William Pockman (pockman@unm.edu). Ability to start by July 2016 strongly preferred. Posted: 6/16/16.

Modelling Amazonian Tree Mortality: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in the Ecology and Global Change Group within the School of Geography at University of Leeds, UK. The position will focus on the mechanisms and consequences of increasing tree mortality across Amazonian forests. The position will involve analysis of long-term Amazonian forest plot data to evaluate empirical support for potential mechanisms behind increased tree mortality observations as well as improving the representation of mortality processes in an individual-based forest model. Further details: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVGE1030. Closing Date: 21 July 2016. Posted: 6/15/16.

Modeling of Tree Mortality: Tree Mortality: From the Forest Stand to the Landscape. Two PhD Positions and one Postdoc Position (all 100%). The Forest Ecology Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland seeks to appoint two PhD students and a Postdoctoral fellow to improve the modeling of tree mortality and the scaling of mortality processes from the individual to the landscape scale in the context of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (“Advanced Tree Mortality Modeling and Upscaling in Space and Time”). Tree mortality has received increasing attention in the past decade, and knowledge is accumulating at the level of physiological processes as well as at higher levels of integration. However, we are not yet in the position to provide tree mortality models that are robust and applicable at larger temporal (decades to centuries) and spatial (forest stands to landscapes) scales. Our project aims to fill this key gap that hampers our predictive ability of forest dynamics in a changing climate. PhD project A will focus on developing robust models of tree mortality by combining empirical information from inventory and tree-ring data and also considering weather information, including extreme events. Field data collection will be an integral part of this project. A particular focus should be placed on the small tree size classes, which to date have been largely neglected in such models in spite of their key importance for stand dynamics. PhD project B will focus on the implementation of empirically-based tree mortality models in a stand-scale dynamic vegetation model (ForClim), particularly considering the link between simulated growth and mortality, which is of pivotal importance to avoid artefacts in the simulation results. Methodologically, we envisage that Bayesian methods will be used among others for model calibration against a wide range of data sources. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work on improving tree mortality modeling in a landscape-scale dynamic vegetation model (LandClim) that explicitly includes trees, understory vegetation, grassland dynamics as well as grazing. The focus of this work will be on individual tree mortality as well as large-scale disturbance agents, with a likely focus on wildfires that could become a major disturbance agent in a hotter and drier central Europe. The Forest Ecology Group at ETH is a dynamic interdisciplinary research team that examines both theoretical and applied questions in forest ecology using a combination of empirical and modeling techniques. The overarching aim of the group is to further our understanding of the structure and function of forest ecosystems, with a particular focus on mountain areas such as the European Alps. We offer world-class facilities in a relaxing work atmosphere with lots of opportunities for collaboration both within and beyond our group. Required qualifications for the PhD positions include an MSc degree in forest sciences, environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, geography, biology, landscape ecology, or a related field. Candidates for position A should have good basic knowledge in statistics and the interest to delve further into these methods. Candidates for position B should have some experience, or at least a strong interest to learn dynamic modeling techniques and computer programming with object-oriented languages. For the Postdoctoral Fellow, we expect a PhD in a similar field as for the PhD positions (above). Candidates should have in-depth experience with dynamic modeling techniques and computer programming, including familiarity with object-oriented languages (e.g., C#, C++). For all three positions, experience using R or similar data/statistical languages and a good knowledge of European forest ecosystems would be an asset. Starting date 1 April 2016; negotiable within limits. Initial contract for one year; an extension by two years is foreseen. For more information see the Forest Ecology Group or contact the group leader, Prof Harald Bugmann (e-mail: harald.bugmann[at]usys.ethz.ch). To apply for one of these positions (in English or German), submit a letter explaining your interests and indicate clearly whether you apply for PhD position A or B, or the Postdoctoral Fellowship. Include your CV, diploma transcripts (BSc/MSc) from which the grades are evident, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three reference persons. Only electronic applications are accepted. Screening of applications will start on 23 December 2015. Posted: 12/7/15.

Forest Mortality Modeling: A postdoctoral position is available within the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory to work on forest mortality modeling and its evaluation at local to global scales. The successful applicant will work with the most recent version of the Community Land Model (Ecosystem Demography) (CLM(ED)) in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other DOE national laboratories. Opportunities to collaborate with DOE’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment at tropics and arctic exist. We encourage applicants who can work across disciplines and draw upon large and unique data sets to study linkages between large-scale forest processes and global climatic change. To apply, please send a CV and four reference contacts to Chonggang Xu (cxu@lanl.gov) and Nate McDowell (mcdowell@lanl.gov). We will start our review by September 1, 2015, and thus we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience. More details (pdf). Posted: 8/17/15.

Modeling Tree/Forest Responses: The USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station in Olympia, WA is advertising to fill a research (post-doc) position on understanding and modeling tree/forest responses to the environment or management. The candidate will contribute to on-going studies that focus on growth and function of northwest tree species, especially in relation to climate change (see team website for examples of studies on genecology, phenology, physiology and forest management). The candidate should have strong data analysis and statistical/modeling experience using R in studies of plant physiology or forestry. Most projects involve limited data collection (as several data sets already exist), however, opportunities exist for collection of new data in some projects. Most projects will emphasize compilation of data from multiple sources, editing, and analysis of complex data sets and writing up results for scientific journals. The candidate may also provide training and equipment support to other staff. Initial appointment will be for 2 years but may be renewed for 1 or more additional years depending on funding and accomplishments. Note, this could be a sabbatical opportunity. Position will be filled in spring or summer 2016. Salary ~$62k per year (GS-11) plus benefits. This position would likely be filled as either a research forester or research plant physiologist. Qualifications: (1) US citizen with a PhD in natural resources or plant biology completed prior to beginning of employment; (2) Knowledge of forestry or tree physiology, genetics and ecology. (3) High proficiency in data analysis and statistical modeling in R; and (4) Experience in publishing in peer reviewed journals. To apply: Send one pdf document which includes a letter of interest (including date when you could start), CV, list of references with contact information, and transcripts to: Connie Harrington (charrington@fs.fed.us) by January 11, 2016. You may send a second document which includes a recently authored publication related to the position if that publication would not be readily available online. Posted: 12/15/15.

Tropical Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry: We seek a postdoc interested in joining a fun, productive and collaborative team investigating interactions among nutrient cycling, forest biodiversity, and landscape evolution in tropical rain forests across the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in both field-based and synthesis projects, including analysis of an existing dataset collected to examine N cycling patterns and processes at the watershed scale. This dataset includes N concentrations and isotopes in rainfall, soil, and stream water collected bi-weekly for one year. In addition, the research project combines remote sensing, field sampling, field and lab experiments to investigate controls on nutrient cycling in highly productive lowland tropical forest, and we also welcome applicants interested in addressing independent research projects that are relevant to the overall goals of the project. The ongoing collaboration includes PIs at CU Boulder, the University of Montana and Brown University, and the successful candidate may choose to be housed at of any one of these three locations. Candidates with experience in biogeochemistry, stable isotopes, and terrestrial nutrient cycling are particularly encouraged to apply. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply: Please email the following application materials (as one document) to osapeninsulaproject@gmail.com with "OSA Postdoc" in the subject line: 1) A current CV 2) A letter of interest, including research interests, professional goals and prior experience 3) Contact information (including Email addresses) of three potential references. Stephen Porder, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. ph: 401-863-6356. Posted: 4/14/16.

Tropical Forest Ecology: We are seeking a postdoc to participate in a collaborative DOE-funded project investigating the responses of seasonally dry tropical forests to global changes including nitrogen deposition and altered rainfall regimes. Responsibilities include field and lab work on large-scale throughfall exclusion and fertilization experiments in Costa Rica, manuscript preparation and submission, and interacting with modeling teams. The postdoc will be based in Costa Rica. The ideal candidate has a background in ecophysiology, ecosystems ecology and/or plant functional traits, and must have a good working knowledge of Spanish. For full consideration, please send a CV, cover letter expressing your interest in this position, and contact information for two references to Dr. Jennifer Powers at the University of Minnesota (powers@umn.edu) by April 2nd 2016. Posted: 3/16/16.

Tropical Forest Ecology: The Poulsen Lab at Duke University is seeking an outstanding postdoc to study tropical forest ecology in Central Africa. The research will consist of two major foci: (1) Evaluation of how changes in the animal community cascade to affect forest structure, composition and services through the modification of ecological processes; (2) Quantification of tropical forest structure in relation to environmental and disturbance gradients. Specific topics include, but will not be limited to: seed and establishment limitation, seedling recruitment, forest dynamics, mangrove forest carbon, and plant-animal interactions. The position will consist of supervising existing research projects in Central Africa, conducting brief training sessions in forest measurements, writing funding proposals, and analyzing data and writing papers. Approximately one-third of the position will involve overseeing research projects in French-speaking Africa. These will include data collection on mangrove carbon, estimation of forest biomass, and effects of plant enemies on tree recruitment. One-third of the position will consist of contributing to the analysis and writing of high impact manuscripts from existing datasets/projects. One-third of the position will entail creating and implementing novel research related to the above topics. As such, we are looking for candidates with good field skills, strong quantitative, programming, and modeling skills, and a demonstrated ability to write and publish. Because the fieldwork takes place in Central Africa, a basic knowledge of French is essential. Minimum Qualifications:. Candidates must have obtained their PhD in ecology, environmental science, applied statistics or a related field by the appointment start date.. Fluency in French is preferred.. Statistical and programming skills in R are essential.. Demonstrated writing skills, as evidenced by a record of publication, are necessary.. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well independently and as a part of a team. Additional Qualifications:. Experience with Bayesian analysis and fitting of maximum likelihood models is preferred.. Familiarity with GIS is beneficial.. The best-qualified applicants will also have exceptional reasoning and analytical skills, and experience working or ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists. The appointment is for 1.5-2 years, to begin as soon as possible. Interested applicants should apply through AcademicJobsOnline (job #7004). Posted: 2/4/16, revised: 6/15/16.

Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest Responses to Climate Change: The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University has an opening for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Ecology or a related field. The research will focus on seasonally dry tropical forests and their responses to climate change. A main objective will be to use empirical data to develop better ecosystem models, especially with respect to their belowground parameterizations. The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for three references by applying at https://jobs.princeton.edu/ under requisition number 1500564. Questions: David Medvigy (dmedvigy@princeton.edu). Posted: 8/3/15.

Tropical Forests and Global Change: The Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a collaborative research effort to reduce model uncertainty associated with projecting the response of tropical forest ecosystems to global change. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Helene Muller-Landau, Dr. S. Joseph Wright, and Dr. Stuart Davies, to analyze large-scale and long-term datasets on tropical tree demography to relate individual performance to species traits, spatial environmental variation, and temporal climate variation. The planned research is part of NGEE – Tropics, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional project to improve the representation of tropical forests in Earth System Models. Desired qualifications include experience in complex statistical analyses of large datasets (preferably in R), knowledge of forest ecology (preferably tropical), and strong writing skills. The successful fellow can be based at either the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama or the Washington, DC offices of CTFS -ForestGEO at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and will be awarded the standard Smithsonian postdoctoral stipend of $48k. Initial appointment is for two years, and is potentially renewable. The starting date is flexible; start dates in early 2016 are preferred. For further information, contact the PIs listed above. To apply, send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to Kristin Powell, CTFS - ForestGEO Program Manager, ForestGEO@si.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015. Posted: 9/26/15.

Tropical Plant Functional Ecology: We have an exciting opportunity for an indefinitely renewable postdoctoral position in tropical plant biology with a collegial group based in Miami. We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar in tropical plant functional ecology in the International Center for Tropical Botany and the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. The position will be based in the Tropical Plant Diversity lab of Chris Baraloto, in collaboration with Ken Feeley. The ICTB is a new, collaborative effort between FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens to develop programs in research, education and outreach in tropical plant biology. The ICTB is building a world-class headquarters with offices, laboratories and meeting rooms, adjacent to The Kampong botanic gardens on Biscayne Bay in historic Coconut Grove. Responsibilities: The post-doctoral scholar will help lead several projects exploring the functional diversity of tropical plants, but will also be encouraged to develop their own research program. Core projects could include (i) examinations of Amazonian tree functional strategies, with an emphasis on traits related to drought tolerance; (ii) meta-analyses of tropical tree databases integrating functional traits, species distributions, and performance (growth, mortality); (iii) surveys of plant functional diversity across the world’s tropical botanical gardens. Required qualifications (By start date of early 2016): · Ph.D in tropical botany, plant ecophysiology, plant ecology or a related field; · Appreciation and competence for sorting of tropical plant morphological diversity; · Evidence of success in development of independent research initiatives; · Excellent oral and written communication skills; · Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals; · Working knowledge of two or more of English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French; · Enthusiasm for field work in remote tropical sites. This position will report to Dr. Christopher Baraloto. The initial appointment will be for 100% time for two years with the indeterminate possibility of extension based on performance. Salary: $45–50k, plus benefits. Interested applicants should send a 3-page CV and a cover letter detailing the candidate’s research record and qualifications for the project, to cbaralot@fiu.edu before 30 November. We will then hold telephone interviews for final candidates, who will be asked to provide names with contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position. Posted: 11/2/15, revised: 11/9/15.

Tropical Ecology: The Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute seeks a research fellow to join a collaborative effort to reduce model uncertainty associated with projecting the response of tropical forest ecosystems to global change. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Stuart Davies and CTFS-ForestGEO researchers to develop and implement a standard protocol for assessing patterns and modes of tree death in tropical forests. The planned research is part of NGEE – Tropics, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, DOE-funded project seeking to improve the representation of tropical forest ecosystems in Earth System Models. The position will be based at the CTFS-ForestGEO headquarters in Washington, DC. The ideal applicant holds a Masters or PhD in forest ecology or a related discipline, has extensive field experience and knowledge of forest ecology (preferably tropical), strong analytical skills, the ability to work in a diverse team environment, and the willingness to travel extensively to forest plots across the tropics. Initial appointment is for two years, and is potentially renewable contingent on performance and availability of funds. The successful fellow will be awarded the standard Smithsonian stipend. The starting date is flexible; earlier start dates are preferred. For further information contact the PI listed above and visit the full listing. TO APPLY: send SINGLE PDF FILE cover letter including statement of interest, CV, at least 2 relevant publications or manuscripts, and names and contact information of three references to Kristin Powell, CTFS-ForestGEO Program Manager, ForestGEO@si.edu. Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2015. Posted: 8/2/15.

Fragmentation and Ecological Networks: The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a University Postdoctoral Fellow on a project investigating the impacts of fragmentation on ecological networks in temperate forest ecosystems in the northeastern United States. The project seeks to develop a mechanistic understanding of fragmentation-induced shifts in the structure of ecological networks involving herbivorous (caterpillars), their host-plants, parasitoids and predators (birds and ants). The successful applicant will design, establish and conduct field experiments and surveys to test hypotheses for how bottom-up and top-down regulation of herbivorous Lepidoptera are modified in small forest fragments and the consequences for ecological network structure. Responsibilities will include leading field teams, rearing Lepidopteran larvae in the lab and developing and implementing statistical analyses. The fellow will be responsible for disseminating the research through articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at academic conferences, and organizing public outreach events. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field, experience in designing and conducting field experiments and expertise in statistical analyses using R. Preferred: Publications in population, community and/or landscape ecology. Familiarity with plant, insect and/or bird identification and taxonomy. A strong background in ecological theory (e.g. ecological networks, meta-population and meta-community dynamics and island biogeography) would be advantageous. Appointment Terms: This position is funded for two years dependent on satisfactory performance. Continuation of this position may be possible for an additional year if funding is available. The position can start as soon as 1 May 2016. Apply via http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ under "staff positions" using the Search # 2016454. Applications should include a letter of interest, a brief statement (1-2 pages) summarizing previous scientific work and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three individuals able to evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2016. Inquiries may be addressed to Robert Bagchi at: robert.bagchi@uconn.edu. Posted: 3/7/16.

Network Analyses of Pollinator Movements: University of Toulouse Our lab seeks a postdoc in the field of spatial ecology to study bee foraging movements. In the lab, bees tend to establish routes minimizing travel distances between feeding sites, an optimisation problem analogous to the Travelling Salesman Problem. We are aiming at understanding how these spatial networks develop over the long-term in field realistic conditions where multiple individuals interact to collect heterogeneous resources. Network analyses and simulations models will be used to generate hypotheses to be tested in semi field setups (automated tracking, computer controlled feeders, etc.). Job profile: A 18 months IDEX funded position is available at the new Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse. Start date May - July 2016. Salary € 33638 per year. The lab is especially interested in developing network analyses to study pollinator movements. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop independent projects along this line with the possibility to generate his/her own behavioural datasets or making use of data collected in the lab or by collaborators. The postdoc will have interactions with partners working on network analyses (Raphael Jeanson) and plant ecology (Christophe Andalo). Required qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, behaviour, ecology or related field. Publication of work based on dissertation. Working knowledge of bioinformatics pipelines and analyses on large datasets. Proficiency in scripting language (e.g. R, Matlab) and depth in some area of network analyses or spatial ecology. Prior experience in working with insects is preferred but not required. Application: To apply please submit a cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest, a CV, the contact information for two references, and 1-2 relevant publications to Mathieu Lihoreau (mathieu.lihoreau@univ-tlse3.fr). Initial review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016. Posted: 1/29/16.

Plant Ecology/Agronomy/Pollination Ecology: We are looking for a motivated PhD, within 5 years of their degree, to join our pollination ecology team as a postdoctoral fellow, whose research will broadly examine how bee pollination affects production of commercial canola. This postdoctoral fellow will have a background in plant ecology, plant physiology, agronomy, and/or pollination ecology. The research will involve a series of greenhouse and field experiments that examine the mechanisms and outcomes underlying how amount and timing of pollination interact with other factors (particularly conspecific density and availability of water and nitrogen) to affect yield in canola. The successful candidate is also encouraged to explore novel directions in this research program. The work is relevant to ecology, particularly in examining correlates of investment in floral structures, and pollinator-mediated strategies of allocation in annual plants that face trade-offs between growth and reproduction in a limited season. The work is equally relevant to agronomy, particularly in exploring the parameter space in which use of managed pollinators can optimize costs of canola production. This research is a collaboration between four research groups in Alberta: Dr. Ralph Cartar (University of Calgary), Dr. Neil Harker (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada), Dr. Shelley Hoover (Alberta Forestry & Agriculture), and Dr. Steve Pernal (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada). The position is in Dr. Ralph Cartar’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, an institution with particular research strengths in pollination and pollinator ecology. The successful candidate will spend 8 months (Aug 2016 to March 2017) involved with greenhouse experiments at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research station in Lethbridge, Alberta, three months (June to August) in each of 2017 and 2018 involved with field trials at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research station in Beaverlodge, Alberta, and the remaining time (i.e., ~1.5 years) situated at the University of Calgary. Period of support: 2.5 years; Salary: CAN $46k per annum; Start date: 1 Aug 2016. For full consideration, apply by 15 Jun 2016. To apply: Send cover letter, CV and names of 3 references to Ralph Cartar (cartar@ucalgary.ca). Posted: 6/3/16.

Plant-Pollinator Interactions: A Postdoctoral fellow position exploring plant-pollinator interactions in diverse flowering plant communities is available in the laboratory of Tia-Lynn Ashman, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Field work will be conducted in the Serpentine seeps of Napa County, California. Using replicated California wildflower communities, the work will link plant traits with the pattern and costs of heterospecific pollen transfer, and characterize the modifiers of both pre- and post-pollination interactions at a community-wide scale. The work will specifically test the idea that within a co-flowering community tolerance and avoidance of heterospecific pollen receipt are alternate strategies for coexistence, and that tolerance is a stabilizing force that depresses the risks of reproductive failure of rare or facilitated species (e.g., Ashman and Arceo-Gomez 2013 AJB 100:1061-1070; Arceo-Gomez and Ashman 2011 New Phytologist 192: 738-746). Responsibilities include characterizing plant-pollinator interactions in the field; greenhouse experiments to assess fitness costs of plant-plant interactions on the style, collection of reproductive trait, pollinator, and pollen identity data; phylogenetically-controlled and community-level statistical analyses and preparation of manuscripts for publication. There is also the ample opportunity to design and implement additional pollination projects of mutual interest. The postdoc position is for two years, renewable up to two additional years. Start date is negotiable, but May 2016 is preferred. TO APPLY: Please send a CV and a description of your experience and interests as relevant to the position to tia1@pitt.edu, along with the names and contact information for three referees. In a covering letter clearly highlight skills and experience related to key responsibilities. Informal enquiries are also welcome! Deadline for application materials is March 1, 2016. Posted: 1/27/16.

Plant-Pollinator Networks and Pollination Services: The lab of Dave Crowder in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar who will study plant-pollinator interaction networks and/or the relationship between pollinator diversity and ecosystem function. This position is funded by a USDA Organic Transitions grant which focuses on studying wild pollinator communities in diversified organic farms in western Washington. Since 2014 we have amassed a large dataset on the diversity of wild pollinators at 30+ farm sites along an urban-to-rural gradient. The postdoctoral scholar could work with these existing data to construct plant-pollinator networks (based on data on visitation rates to various flowering plant groups and/or pollen collected from pollinator bodies) across the urban-to-rural gradient. Additionally, the postdoctoral scholar will be encouraged to establish field experiments investigating the relationship between pollinator diversity and ecosystem function across large spatial and temporal time scales. The postdoctoral scientist will work with two PhD students and other collaborators within the context of this larger project. Required Qualifications: (1) Experience working with pollinators (2) Excellent statistical skills (3) Strong writing skills, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and/or successful grants (4) Experience with field ecology. Desired Qualifications: (1) Experience working in agricultural systems, or desire to move into these systems (2) Experience with analyses of ecological networks (3) Experience with outreach and/or citizen science. The position is currently funded for 1.5 years, with a potential for extension. The starting salary is $40K and comes with full benefits. Ideally the postdoc will start no later than May 2016. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received. To apply send a CV and statement of research interests to Dave Crowder (dcrowder@wsu.edu). Posted: 1/22/16.

Biodiversity-Ecosystem Services/Pollination: Creative and highly motivated candidates with strong track records of research productivity are invited to apply for an NSF-funded Postdoctoral Associate position. Position will involve research at the intersection of biodiversity-ecosystem services research and pollination ecology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and is based in Rachael Winfree’s lab group. The selected applicant will lead a landscape-scale field experiment to explore the relationship between pollinator diversity and the pollination delivered to spring ephemeral plant communities, as well as leading the analysis and paper-writing for the project. The project is a collaboration with Neal Williams at UC Davis and the Postdoctoral Associate will work collaboratively with both Winfree and Williams on multiple aspects of the project. Applications will be evaluated based on past research productivity, alignment of applicant experiences with the goals of the Winfree and Williams labs, and the individual’s potential to grow as a productive, independent investigator. Target start date is April 2016 and the position is funded for two years. Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D in ecology or a related field, a strong track record of leading successful field research projects, and excellent statistical and simulation modeling skills using R. The successful candidate will likely have expertise in one of more of the following fields: biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, pollination ecology, ecosystem services, landscape ecology. Applicants should send a single pdf file consisting of a letter of interest, CV, 2 representative publications, and contact information for three references to Rachael Winfree rwinfree@rutgers.edu, using “NSF postdoc candidate“ as the subject line. Applications will be accepted until 15 January 2016 or until the position is filled. Posted: 12/15/15, revised: 12/24/15.

Plant-Herbivore-Pollinator Interactions: A postdoc position is currently available in my lab at SLU Alnarp. Does plant resistance improve pollination at the population level? Herbivore-damaged strawberry plants deter pollinators, leading to reduced pollination success. However, wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) genotypes differ in their resistance against herbivores. The importance of plant resistance has previously been tested in a mixed common garden where herbivores as well as pollinators are free to interact with resistant or susceptible plants. Such experimental ‘cafeteria situations’ are, however, quite different from wild populations and commercial plantations where plant-genetic variation within a site typically is lower. The aim of this postdoc project is to investigate how plant resistance against herbivores affects plant-herbivore-pollinator interactions at the population level. Experimental all-resistant, and all-susceptible plantations were established for this purpose in 2015. Only non-Swedes are allowed to apply. Deadline: Dec 16. The project starts in March or April 2016. Please see the online ad to apply. Posted: 11/27/15.

Pollinator Informatics: Effective conservation of pollination services is increasingly urgent work that must occur at both national and regional levels. We have an exceptional opportunity for a postdoctoral scholar to investigate broad-scale influences on pollinator abundance and distribution. The project, based in the lab of Dr. Paul Galpern at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will build on recent work that demonstrated impacts to bumble bees occurring in parallel across two continents (Kerr, Pindar, Galpern, et al., 2015; Science 349:177-180). Research at these large spatial scales is a data intensive endeavour. We seek a candidate capable of applying their computational and analytics skills to ecological, remote sensing, and other large data sets. The successful candidate will bring strong programming skills (e.g. in R), and experience using GIS and a variety of statistical techniques. Qualified candidates with research backgrounds in ecology, geography or in data science as applied to any discipline are welcome to apply. Collegiality and strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Apply to PAUL GALPERN (pgalpern@ucalgary.ca). Send a cover letter expressing: (1) qualifications; (2) preparedness to begin this appointment as soon as possible but no later than January 18th, 2016; (3) a thorough CV; and, (4) contact information for three academic references. Applicants with backgrounds outside ecology should also demonstrate their preparedness to contribute to ecological research. The search will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The stipend for this two year position ($50k CAD/yr + benefits) is to be supported by the University of Calgary’s prestigious Eyes High Postdoctoral Funding. Candidates must commence the appointment within five years of being awarded their PhD degree. Applications from both international candidates and Canadian citizens are eligible. Posted: 9/19/15.

Pollinator Conservation: Two-year Postdoctoral opportunity studying Pollinator Conservation with Sheila R. Colla (Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada) and Wildlife Preservation Canada. We anticipate hiring a postdoctoral researcher for a Mitacs-funded project focusing on the conservation of at-risk pollinator species in southern Ontario. The project aims to develop effective and evidence-based conservation tools and techniques for bumble bee and/or lepidopteran species assessed as at-risk of extinction by the IUCN Redlist or COSEWIC. Species with extant or historical populations occurring on or near agricultural landscapes in southern Ontario will be prioritized. Exact research questions will be further developed with candidate but may include topics such as wildlife corridors, ecosystem services, citizen science (using BumbleBeeWatch.org) and/or species reintroduction. This project will involve various stakeholder groups and partners including landowners, ENGOs, naturalist groups, government biologists and policymakers and is suitable for a candidate interested in interdisciplinary wildlife management training. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology or related field. Training in the area of endangered species management, insect taxonomy or pollination is preferred, but not required. Ability to work independently, supervise undergraduates and communicate effectively are essential. Candidates must have received their PhD no more than 5 years before the start date (although exceptions may be made for medical or parental leave). This call is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and internationals. Start date in 2016 TBD. Salary $40-50k Cdn + benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with extension to a second year anticipated, contingent upon satisfactory progress. For additional information, please email Sheila Colla (srcolla@yorku.ca). Interested candidates should email srcolla@yorku.ca a single PDF including: (1) Cover letter indicating relevant experience, research interests and career goals (2) CV (3) Names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on Sept 10th 2015. Posted: 8/25/15.

Research Entomologist, Honey Bee Colony Loss: USDA Agricultural Research Service GS-0414-14/15, Full-Time - Permanent, Davis, CA. Salary Range: $106-160k/Year. DUTIES: • Responsible for research on the factors contributing to honey bee colony loss. • Develops long-term longitudinal studies of spatial and temporal changes in bee populations exposed to a number of abiotic and biotic stresses and management practices. • Establishes and maintains collaborations with other scientists to conduct studies on the effects of stress factors on honey bee and colony health. • Transfers knowledge and technology through scholarly publications, patents and presentations to scientific and industry groups. • Leads a research team that addresses the broad area of honey bee colony survivorship by developing and analyzing long-term baseline datasets that can be used to parse the relative importance of suspected factors that contribute to colony loss. • Works with other scientists and collaborators to develop long-term datasets of colony stress, growth, and survival. Methodologies involve basic beekeeping practices, in vitro rearing of honey bees, and fundamental techniques in invertebrate physiology, chemical control use and application, and other crop protection related technologies. For details and to apply, see Job Announcement Number: ARS-D16W-0164. Closes: Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Posted: 2/24/16.

Honey Bee Health: Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Simko's research group has funding for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Starting April 1st, 2015) in area of comparative and environmental toxicopathology focused on investigation of effects of neonicotinoids (and other pesticides) on honey bee health. Our current research is focused on teratogenicity, neurotoxicity, gonadotoxicity and reproductive fitness of honey bees exposed to various neonicotinoids. We would like to also expend our research in are of comparative immunotoxicity and effects of pesticides on resistance to diseases. Opportunity to develop and lead synchrotron-based investigations in the above indicated areas are also available for interested and qualified candidates. Our strengths are in comparative pathology accordingly the successful candidate will benefit from our expertise (e.g. histopathology of honey bees etc.). We would like to build a multidisciplinary team, accordingly we are looking for an energetic and productive person that possess strong research skills with honey bees in vitro and in vivo experimental settings. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in honey bee diseases/biology, toxicology, and/or entomology are encouraged to apply. Additional requirements include strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, expertise in data analysis/interpretation, and publication of results in the scientific literature Duties: The successful candidate will become an integral part of our team; design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and publish research findings; assist in the coordination and daily operation of a research program, including the research activities of graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students, technicians and collaborators; be involved in various grant-related activities, and preparation of research reports and manuscripts for publication. Conditions: The appointment will be a one-year term position with the option of renewal for a second or even third year, depending on performance and availability of funding. Salary commensurate with experience ($35-45k per year) with the possibility of yearly pay raises based on an annual performance review. Interested applicants are invited to apply by sending an email with attached PDF documents including 1) a cover letter outlining their research interests, most important research contributions, and long term career goals, 2) curriculum vitae with detailed list of experimental skills relevant to the position, and 3) names and contact details of three referees to: elemir.simko@usask.ca Principal Investigator: Elemir Simko, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVP, Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Posted: 12/22/15.

Host-Microbe Interactions: The Hendry lab in the Cornell University Department of Microbiology is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to study the evolution and ecology of bacteria interacting with hosts. The main focus of the position would be the interactions of Pseudomonas syringae with insects and plants. P. syringae is a widespread environmental and plant-associated bacterium and important plant pathogen. Some strains of P. syringae can also infect plant-associated insects such as aphids. The lab is interested in understanding how these complex interactions in multiple environments impact the evolution and ecology of the bacteria. We also aim to understand how the interaction may influence important crop plants and pest insects. Specific research questions are flexible and dependent on applicant's experience and interest. Preferred areas include: 1) Comparative genomics/transcriptomics of bacteria 2) Identification and analysis of functionally important genes or 3) Ecology of bacteria in natural environments or laboratory experiments. Additionally the postdoc will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects and those could be outside of this specific system. Other work in the lab involves comparative genomics of unculturable bacteria, bioluminescent symbiosis, and gut microbiomes of insects. This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and will be located in Ithaca, NY. This is a one year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance. Starting date is flexible. The Department of Microbiology has eleven active research laboratories. It serves as the home department for the Graduate Field of Microbiology with >40 affiliated faculty members with diverse interests and particularly relevant strengths in host-microbe interactions and plant pathogens. Research within the department is focused on prokaryotic biology, environmental microbiology, and host interactions and includes specific expertise in molecular genetics, gene regulation, genomics, microbial cell biology, bioremediation, symbionts, pathogens, and ecosystems. Required Qualifications: Ph.D in Microbiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or related field; Demonstrated research experience in one of the following areas: comparative genomics/transcriptomics, microbiology, or microbial ecology; Publication record appropriate for career stage; Experience with bacterial culture is preferred but not required; Ability to work and learn new techniques independently is desired. To apply: Submit a cover letter describing your research experience and interests, a CV, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Tory Hendry (th572@cornell.edu). Please feel free to contact me by email with any questions. Posted: 2/1/16.

Disease Transmission Among Pollinators: University of Exeter Post-Doctoral Research Assistant. We would like to recruit a Research Fellow working on a project studying the impact of agri-environment schemes on emerging diseases in pollinators. This BBSRC funded post is available from the 4 of January 2016 for 30 months. The successful applicant will study disease transmission dynamics in wild pollinator communities under different agricultural management schemes, which are predicted to affect disease transmission opportunities. This project is a collaboration between Dr. Lena Wilfert, Prof. Mark Brown (Royal Holloway University) and Dr. Michelle Fountain (East Malling Research) and offers the unique opportunity to study fundamental questions of disease ecology and evolution in multi-host pathogens by combining field-based genetic analysis with targeted experiments under controlled environments. By studying insects that provide crucial pollination services to agriculture and natural communities, this project can have direct impact on pollinator health. Within this grant, there is also the potential to experimentally test hypothesis derived from theory or model-based sequence analysis. A second post-doc is advertised at RHUL, working on the experimental infection aspects of this research project. The post will include population genetics, phylogenetic modelling and bioinformatics as well as field work and associated lab work focussing on RNA virus detection. Expert dedicated technical support is available for field and lab work. The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD in a related field of study. The successful applicant will have expertise in the fields of phylodynamics, disease ecology or molecular ecology. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants should have expertise in population genetics, phylogenetics and/or bioinformatics. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in phylogenetic modelling of viral transmission and/or molecular ecology of RNA viruses. Experience in fieldwork and wet lab molecular ecology and evolution (especially quantitative PCR) would be advantageous. The position will be based at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall, with some fieldwork taking place in Southeast England and intensive collaboration with colleagues at Royal Holloway University London and East Malling Research. You will be able to profit from state-of-the-art lab and computing facilities. With the Centre for Ecology and Conservation and the Environmental Sustainability Institute, this campus is one of the leading hubs for evolutionary ecology, including experts in host-pathogen interactions (e.g. Prof. Angus Buckling, Prof. Mike Boots, Dr. Camille Bonneaud, Prof. Robbie MacDonald) and pollination ecology (Prof. Juliet Osborne, Dr. Frank van Veen). We also profit from Exeter's Welcome Trust Bioinformatics hub. For further information please contact Dr. Lena Wilfert, on e-mail lena.wilfert@ex.ac.uk. The starting salary will be from GBP 33-35k on Grade F. The closing date for completed applications is 9 November 2015. View the Job Description and Person Specification document (pdf) for more details. Posted: 10/15/15.

Viral Transmission Among Bees: Royal Holloway, University of London Salary: £33-39k per annum. Applications are invited for the post of Post-doctoral Research Assistant in the School of Biological Sciences. Emerging viral diseases pose a major threat to pollinator health, but we understand little of their epidemiology, or how this is affected by agri-environment interventions to support pollinator populations. This project - a collaboration between Professor Mark Brown (Royal Holloway), Dr Lena Wilfert (Exeter), and Dr Michelle Fountain (East Malling Research) - will use a combination of approaches to understand how viral diseases spread in the wild, and what the mechanisms behind this transmission are. This position will work to understand how floral complexity, at the level of individual flowers and field-scale plantings, determine the transmission of viral diseases among bees. It will work in close collaboration with a 2nd PDRA at the University of Exeter, supervised by Dr Lena Wilfert (see below). The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in biological sciences, or equivalent, and have past post-doctoral experience. They will have worked with bumblebees or honey bees, and have experience in behavioural experiments and molecular ecology techniques. They will have a record of publishing in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals, and the ability to communicate their science to colleagues and the public. Attention to detail is a must. They must be able to work well as part of a team, both within Royal Holloway, and across the collaborative project. This is a full time post, available from 4th January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 36 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Mark Brown on mark.brown@rhul.ac.uk or +44 (0)1784 276443. To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk . The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241. Please quote the reference: 1015-298. Closing Date: Midnight, 5th November 2015. Posted: 10/15/15.

Mountain Social-Ecological Systems Modeling: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability at Colorado State University seek candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position for synthesis and modeling of mountain social-ecological systems as part of a NSF-funded research coordination network (RCN). The RCN goals are to (1) expand an international network of linked mountain biophysical and social science researchers and diverse stakeholders; (2) explore and evaluate transdisciplinary modeling frameworks for mountain social-ecological systems; and (3) promote transdisciplinary approaches linking science with policy and practice. The project involves developing and applying geospatial social-ecological datasets and participatory models and conducting synthesis across diverse mountain social-ecological systems. The project is led by Julia Klein (CSU), Anne Nolin (Oregon State University), Catherine Tucker (University of Florida) and Robin Reid (Colorado State University), in collaboration with Adrienne Grêt-Regamey (ETH, Switzerland), Sandra Lavorel (CNRS, France), Birgit Müller (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research) and colleagues from the Mountain Sentinels Collaborative Network. The successful candidate will build and synthesize GIS databases, co-develop future scenarios, design and test social-ecological models across a range of mountain contexts, write synthesis papers and develop visualization tools for relevant stakeholders. The postdoctoral fellow will also develop original research questions related to the project. Travel to, leadership and organization of network workshops and meetings is required. Required Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate experience and expertise in social-ecological systems modeling; quantitative analyses; and geographic information systems. Evidence of strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written) is required. Desired: Candidates should exhibit a strong ability to collaborate with an international, transdisciplinary team. Prior experience with stakeholder engagement and transdisciplinary processes is desired as is programming and modeling GIS skills. Familiarity with Bayesian modeling, agent-based or agent functional-based modeling, and participatory modeling is also helpful. Experience in mountain studies is beneficial. A demonstrated record of scholarship and capacity for successful collaborations is valuable. Interest in novel new media tools and innovative ways to communicate results, especially from science and stakeholder perspectives, will also advance network goals. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, and will be renewed for up to two years, contingent on satisfactory progress and funding. To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/18505. For full consideration, please apply by April 1, 2016. Posted: 3/8/16.

Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems: There is a NRC postdoc opportunity at US EPA. Safe and Healthy Communities is a program at US EPA, which suggests an approach to environmental management that protects human health while incorporating what is valued most about our natural resources. Within this framework, sustainability research involves advancing the field of resilience science by exploring the interdependence of human and natural systems to inform community planning. Our research integrates ecological and social perspectives to devise management approaches to address environmental change. The project will assess resilience in social- ecological systems. National Risk Management Research Laboratory’s Sustainable Technology Division uses a multidisciplinary approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, physical and social scientists, to address sustainability issues in regional environmental management. Together with other team members, the Associate will produce studies on ecological and social indicators of resilience for environmental management and sustainability. The Associate is expected to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on resilience and create peer-reviewed publications. The ideal candidate is a Ph.D. ecologist with strong quantitative skills and a focus on resilience, social-ecological systems, and environmental management. Visit the NRC website for more information or to apply. Contact Ahjond Garmestani (garmestani.ahjond@epa.gov) with questions. Posted: 12/8/15.

Sustainable Agriculture: A postdoctoral position is available starting September of 2016 at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. I am looking for a highly motivated postdoc who is interested in questions related to sustainable agriculture and food security. My research group uses a variety of quantitative methods, including remote sensing, GIS, econometrics, and structured household interviews to assess how farmers perceive, respond, and adapt to environmental change. Ideally the interested candidate will be well versed in remote sensing, working with large datasets, and/or leading large-scale household surveys. The position is initially for one year, with potential to extend to two years based on performance, funding and need. Preference will be given to applicants with publication experience, programming experience in R, Python and/or Google Earth Engine, remote sensing and GIS experience, and/or experience conducting large scale household surveys. Applicants can come from a wide range of Ph.D. backgrounds, including geography, sustainability science, agricultural sciences, economics, and environmental sciences. If interested, the following application materials should be emailed to mehajain@stanford.edu, with the email subject of “Postdoc Position Application”: (1) Cover letter describing general research interests, (2) CV, (3) One representative manuscript (preferably first authored and published), and (4) List of 2 references with contact information (email). Meha Jain, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Posted: 5/6/16.

Sustainability of Switchgrass Production: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Integrative Biology to work with Dr. Kathrine Behrman and collaborate with Dr. Thomas Juenger’s Lab at the University of Texas and model developers at the USDA-ARS and NRCS in Temple, TX. This multi-scale modeling position is part of a Department of Energy funded grant to address the sustainability of switchgrass production across continental-scale environmental gradients. The candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyzing the whole-plant physiology, ecosystem services, microbial ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics, and modeling. One of the primary objectives of the grant is to incorporating genetic variation and local adaptation into process oriented models of plant growth and ecosystem functioning (i.e. EPIC, APEX, ALMANAC, DSSTAT, DAYCENT). Furthermore, the candidate will have the flexibility to work with many different data types to incorporate plant-microbiome-soil interactions into models of ecosystem processes, analyze the potential limits to niche evolution, predict crop phenotypes in response to environmental change, identify gene-by-environment interactions, etc. The position requires a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Plant Biology, Statistics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience with process based modeling, population/landscape genomics, statistics, and computer programing. The candidate should be interested in landscape ecology, agronomy, molecular biology, and physiology. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required with a strong publication record. Please email applications to kate.behrman@gmail.com with the subject “Postdoctoral Application”. Applications should include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, CV, and contact information for three professional references. The position is funded for two years, with possibility of refunding. Start date is flexible with the option to start as soon as Fall 2015. Posted: 8/20/15.

Weed Management: Post Doctoral Researcher, USDA-ARS-BARC Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory Beltsville, MD and University of Maryland, Plant Science Department, College Park, MD. Starting Date: Negotiable, early-2016 preferred. Starting salary depends on previous experience up to approximately $63k plus benefits. The selected applicant will join a USDA-ARS Area-Wide funded project titled: “An integrated pest management approach to addressing the multiple herbicide-resistant weed epidemic in three major U.S. field crop production regions.” The national project involves a multidisciplinary team (weed scientists, ecologists, economists and social scientists), across 17 states tasked with moving adoption of integrated weed management (IWM) forward to help solve the problem of multiple herbicide resistant weeds. Experience with conducting field-based research is required. Experience with laboratory- and greenhouse-based research is desired. We are looking for candidates with excellent organization and quantitative skills, demonstrated record of research excellence, and expertise in the following areas of weed science: weed ecology/biology, population dynamics, multi-tactic weed management, and strong quantitative skills. Duties will include: coordinating field and laboratory experiments, organizing and analyzing data, writing and presenting research results in scholarly journals and extension publications, presenting results at meetings with producers, farmers and industry representatives, and supervising and training undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will have ample opportunities for the development of independent but related lines of research on multi-tactic weed management, IWM, and cover crop-based weed management. Required: - PhD in Weed Science/Ecology, Plant Ecology/physiology, Agronomy or soil science. - Excellent writing and presentation skills. - Strong background in statistics, preferred candidate will have experience with statistical modeling, and demographic simulation modeling. - Valid driver’s license. - Must be able to successfully pass the background check process. Questions regarding this position may be directed to: Dr. Steven Mirsky, USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, steven.mirsky@ars.usda.gov, 301-504-5324 or Dr. Burkhard Schulz, University of Maryland, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, College Park, MD, bschulz1@umd.edu, 301-405-1317. Posted: 12/15/15.

Organic Agriculture Curriculum Development: I am recruiting a post-doctoral scientist to contribute to a project focused on developing a modular organic agriculture curriculum applicable across regions in the United States, for use in both online and face-to-face classes. The post-doc will be responsible for developing curriculum, teaching activities and assessments in partnership with a team of instructors, as well as team teaching both online and face-to-face classes. Required qualifications are a PhD in Agronomy, Ecology, or a related field in hand by start date, experience with organic agriculture, demonstrated excellent teaching experience at the university level, and demonstrated excellent organization and communication skills. Preferred qualifications are teaching experience with web-based platforms, experience working with diverse student groups, and evidence of research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications. Application review begins November 1. Start date by January 2016. Position based in Laramie at the University of Wyoming, a fun college town surrounded by beautiful open space & opportunity for outdoors activity. See full ad for details. Dr. Randa Jabbour, Assistant Professor of Agroecology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming, (307) 766-3439, rjabbour@uwyo.edu, Twitter: @randajab, Instagram: weevilwarriors, Lab Blog. Posted: 10/6/15.

Food, Agriculture and Environment/Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology: Two positions at the postdoctoral level are available in the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The postdoctoral scholars will work with Dr. David Tilman. FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT: Minimum qualifications include: A doctorate (earned Ph.D.) in Environmental Science or closely related field. Research experience required on potential ways to meet growing demand for food and/or energy while minimizing environmental impacts. Requires demonstrated experience working independently, and also collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. The successful candidate must have research experience on potential ways to meet growing demand for food and/or energy while minimizing environmental impacts. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION ECOLOGY Minimum qualifications include: A doctorate (earned Ph.D.) in Environmental Science or closely related field. Research experience required on potential ways to meet growing demand for food and/or energy while minimizing environmental impacts. Requires demonstrated experience working independently, and also collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will participate in research on potential solutions to the long-term threats to large vertebrates and/or plants caused by human-driven environmental changes, including land clearing, nutrient pollution and climate change. Research experience required in ecology and/or conservation biology and/or issues related to biodiversity. The precise focus of the post-doctoral research will depend on the interests and skills of the applicant. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2015. For more information, please contact Dr. David Tilman (tilman@bren.ucsb.edu). Posted: 8/25/15.

Cropping Systems and Pollination Ecology: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, North Central Soil Conservation Research Unit in Morris, MN, is seeking a temporary, full-time, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, (Research Agronomist/Soil Scientist/Plant Physiologist) for a 2 YEAR APPOINTMENT. Ph.D. is required. Salary is commensurate with experience plus benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply. The incumbent will coordinate and conduct multi-location field studies in a multi-disciplinary team research setting to develop optimum agricultural management protocols for establishing winter annual cover crops into corn-soybean based cropping systems for dual cropping purposes in the upper Midwest. The candidate will also be responsible for leading studies to evaluate ecosystem services provided by cover crops established in corn-soybean systems including evaluating potential benefits that early-flowering winter oilseeds (winter camelina and pennycress) provide to domestic and native pollinators, determine nitrogen use of cover crop systems and potential soil health benefits they provide. Applicants should have experience in designing and conducting field research. A strong background in statistics and agroecology is highly desirable and knowledge of entomology is preferred. Incumbent will interact closely with like-minded teams of researchers from North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, and Iowa State University. Refer to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428632700 for the full text announcement (RA-16-027-L). Send application materials and references to Dr. Russ Gesch, USDA, ARS, NCSCRL, 803 Iowa Avenue, Morris, MN 56267 or e-mail at russ.gesch@ars.usda.gov. Posted: 2/8/16.

Scientific Officer, Soils for Food Security and Climate: (2 years position, based at INRA, Paris, France) The global initiative ‘4 per mil. Soils for Food Security and Climate’ of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, was launched during COP21 in December 2015. It includes both an action plan and a research program and it is supported by close to 150 signatories (countries, regions, international agencies, private sector and NGOs). The Scientific Officer (S.O.) will assist the development of the international research program which has a focus on soil organic carbon, in relation with food security and climate change challenges. It will be developed with support of the CGIAR, of the Global Research Alliance (http://globalresearchalliance.org), of INRA, CIRAD and IRD in France and of other international, European and national research partnerships. Initial training in soil sciences, environmental sciences and/or agricultural sciences is required. Excellent skills in communicating research results and organizing scientific events are needed. The working languages are English and French. A first professional experience (2-5 yrs) would be appreciated. The position is based at Inra’s headquarters (downtown Paris) and involves traveling. The gross monthly salary is ca. 2,480 Euros, net ca. 2,060 Euros. To apply, please send a cv. and a covering letter before March 31, 2016. Contact person: Dr. Jean-Francois Soussana (jean-francois.soussana@paris.inra.fr), cc. to Patricia Sanchez (patricia.sanchez@paris.inra.fr). Posted: 3/21/16.

Agroecology and Food System Sustainability: Postdoctoral Position, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Our interdisciplinary team is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study interactions between agroecosystem management systems and ecosystem properties such as productivity, biodiversity, or soil carbon and nutrient cycling. We are exploring relationships between policy, agricultural practices, and socioecological resilience of food systems for the family farming sector in Brazil. The broader research project will assess how diverse management types impact ecosystems, rural livelihoods, and food security. We will use a household survey, fieldwork, and modeling to characterize farming systems in study sites in the Atlantic Forest biome in southeastern Brazil. We will compare the multifunctional outcomes of different management strategies using an interdisciplinary indicator framework, and identify opportunities and barriers to policies that support more resilient and sustainable food systems. Applicants must have a PhD in a biological, ecological, environmental sciences or natural resources field and have strong writing skills. The ideal candidate will speak Portuguese, have excellent analytical skills, experience conducting fieldwork and/or ecosystem modeling, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Experience applying ecological theory and/or modeling to agricultural systems is highly desired. The position is available starting in September 2015 with a flexible start date. Funding is available for two years, and the position will be renewed in the second year based on performance. The fellow will be based at UM with travel to Brazil. This position is full-time at 100% effort. The successful candidate will interact closely with the interdisciplinary team with members based at UM, the University of British Columbia, the University of Vermont, and the Federal University of Santa Catarina. To apply, please submit the following by e-mail to Jennifer Blesh at jblesh@umich.edu and online at umjobs.org under Job ID # 113767 by August 19, 2015: Cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest, Curriculum vitae, Names and contact information for 3 referees, One or two relevant publications. Posted: 8/6/15.

Agroecology: Seeking a 12 month postdoctoral associate in the agro-ecology lab at Virginia Tech. This position will be supported by a recently funded Agroecosystem Management grant from USDA and the successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Megan O'Rourke. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary team studying a diversity of ecosystem services impacted by land-use on and around farms. The study system focuses on conventional and organic vegetable farms. Entomology will be the emphasis of research, specifically biological control and pollination. The interdisciplinary team includes researchers and students in fish and wildlife biology and agricultural economics who will work in the same system and will examine land-use and habitat management impacts on bats, birds, deer, and agri-tourism opportunities. Project partners include the Nature Conservancy, the Eastern Shore Land Trust, Cooperative Extension, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in entomology, agro-ecology or closely related field; strong statistical abilities and writing skills; ability to work independently; driver’s license; publication track-record; preference for pollinator and/or biocontrol research experience. The successful candidate must be extremely independent. Summer field work will be based out of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (ESAREC) while Virginia Tech’s main campus and supervising lab is located in Blacksburg, VA. The post-doc will be responsible for: 1) managing a network of 20 cooperating farmers and on-farm research sites; 2) establishing and monitoring pollinator conservation habitats on ten farms; 3) designing research protocols and conducting pollination and biological control field experiments; and 4) writing up existing research data about no-till pumpkin production and pollinator habitat establishment. Compensation: $40k/yr plus full benefit package. Duration: 12 months starting January, 2016; potential for 1 year renewal. Application Process: Upload application materials to: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/60327. Review Date: 10/1/2015. Posted: 8/6/15, revised: 9/28/15.

Agroecology: Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES) and Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology (PSPP), Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana. Starting Date: Negotiable, preferred start date is 9/1/15. We seek a highly motivated candidate to help coordinate research assessing 1) the re-integration of crop and livestock production in organic cropping systems, and 2) the role of mite-transmitted wheat viruses in mediating crop-weed competitive interactions. The successful candidate will be part of two multidisciplinary regional projects aimed at increasing our understanding of the ecological underpinnings of sustainable cropping systems in the Northern Great Plains. The successful candidate will initiate and supervise field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments. Greenhouse and laboratory activities will include mechanical transmission of viruses, mite transmission of viruses, ELISA, PCR, and associated tasks. Field duties include plot establishment and maintenance, and measurement of pathogen and plant variables. Further duties include assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, development of appropriate experiments, collection and analysis of data, interpretation of results, formulation of conclusions, and documentation in a final written form. Required: 1. PhD in ecology, agroecology, weed science, plant pathology, entomology or a related field. 2. Strong statistical foundation 3. Excellent writing skills. Must be able to successfully pass the background check process. A valid driver’s license. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, and will give careful attention to detail. Preferred: 1. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment. 2. Interest and knowledge in agroecology and sustainable food production systems. For details and to apply see https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/2852. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Fabián Menalled, Land Resources and Env. Sciences, (406) 994-4783, menalled@montana.edu or Dr. Mary Burrows, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, (406) 994-7612, mburrows@montana.edu. Posted: 7/16/15.

Post-Fire Vegetation Responses: The Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University (HSU; Arcata, CA, USA) is seeking a full-time, 12 month Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of plant and fire ecology. The successful applicant will perform field research in northern California, supervise a field crew, conduct data analyses, prepare reports and manuscripts for publication, and maintain lab and equipment organization. The work will focus on characterizing the differences between once and twice burned coniferous forests, specifically using the Sims and Saddle Fires that burned on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. The objectives of the work are to understand how fire, and repeated fire, influence plant communities – including tree, shrub, and herbaceous components. The work being conducted is a collaboration with the US Forest Service (USFS), and is a joint project run by Dr. Erik Jules (HSU) and Dr. Ramona Butz (USFS). Additional field-based projects may be pursued depending on the interest of the candidate and include work on knobcone pine expansion in northern California. In addition, this position could include a teaching component, if the candidate is interested in increasing their experience in the classroom (not required). The candidate should have (1) a PhD in biology, forestry, or a related field; (2) strong field-based skills in plant and/or forest ecology; (3) strong quantitative skills; (4) strong GIS, database, and modeling skills; and (5) an interest in fire ecology. Experience with and/or interest in working with LiDAR data is a plus. Salary is $40k with benefits. Start date is flexible but ideally the candidate can begin work in or around January of 2017. Applications should be submitted no later than September 1, 2016 as a single pdf to Erik Jules (erik.jules@humboldt.edu) and include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement describing past research experience and interests, and (4) the names and contact information for three references. Posted: 5/25/16.

Fire Ecology: New Mexico State University I am seeking applications from highly-motivated researchers to fill a full-time, 12-month, postdoctoral position that will focus on fire ecology and forest management in the Southwest. The incumbent will have an opportunity to pursue their own research interests as they relate to fire ecology and forest management in the Southwest, as well as collaborate on an ongoing mixed conifer research project. The current project is investigating mixed conifer response to mixed and multiple silvicultural treatments through time including broadcast fire, and the subsequent short and long term ecological and management implications. The incumbent in this position is expected to conduct research, publish, and seek additional research funding (initial start-up funding is available). The incumbent will be responsible for synthesizing existing data and producing manuscripts for the peer-reviewed literature. Collaboration is expected and development of individual research activities and collaborations with others is encouraged. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. degree in forestry, range, ecology, wildlife science, or related field. Demonstrated competence and experience with ecological research and statistical analysis of ecological data. Strong oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to produce publication quality manuscripts. Demonstrated ability to integrate across scientific disciplines, think critically and problem-solve effectively. Demonstrated ability to develop and pursue original research ideas. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction and collaborate effectively in a research team. The position will be based in Las Cruces, NM with periods of travel for fieldwork and collaboration. Application materials received by June 15 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The initial contract will be for one year, renewable up to an additional two years contingent on satisfactory job performance. For additional information regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Doug Cram, 575-646-8130, dcram@nmsu.edu. For complete job description and to apply for this position visit NMSU Posting Number 1600057. Posted: 5/6/16.

Range, Fire, and Wildlife Ecology: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post-Doc) position. Reappointment expected for a second year contingent on successful performance and availability of funding. Position will work closely with Dr. Dana Sanchez (wildlife and range ecology) and Dr. Lisa Ellsworth (range and fire ecology). The overarching objective of this study is to quantify the responses of plant community as well as small-bodied mammals and mule deer to multiple restoration scenarios following stand-replacing wildfire in the Phillip W. Schneider wildlife management area. The field site was historically renowned as a critical wintering area for mule deer. Historic overgrazing, expansion of western juniper, loss of understory, and invasion by multiple non-native annual grasses have contributed to significant declines in habitat quality and site occupancy by multiple native wildlife species. Further, a large wildfire in 2014 has presented new challenges to ecosystem restoration as well as has spurred new questions about post-fire ecosystem response. The Research Associate (Post-Doc) will: 1) merge and analyze existing data sets of fire effects on invasive/native species dynamics; 2) lead field and lab efforts for upcoming research phases focused on testing how management alternatives pre-fire (juniper cutting, cessation of grazing) and post-fire (e.g., herbicide, herbaceous and woody seeding, seedling planting) impact ecosystem recovery and wildlife utilization following disturbance; 3) present research results in written and oral formats for scientific and management audiences, and; 4) contribute to pursuing new research questions and funding potentials within the larger project objectives. An ability to work independently and constructively as part of multi-faceted research team is critical. Duties: 40% Conduct research and analyses on vegetation and animal responses to pre- and post-fire treatments. Merge and manage existing and new project datasets, analyze data, and present results in written and oral scientific and outreach communications. 30% Lead field data collection efforts. Hire, supervise, and train field crews, manage logistics including but not limited to scheduling trips, reserving vehicles, assigning work duties, overseeing data collection and entry, assuring quality of field efforts. Travel using University, government or agency motor vehicles and equipment (ATVs, trailers) is required to perform some of the research duties. 30% Communicate with state and federal agencies, professional groups, stakeholders, and members of the general public, including publication in scientific journals. Participate in grant-writing with PIs to fund the next stage and future expansion of project topics. The Research Associate (Post Doc) will oversee field work in a beautiful, yet remote area south of Dayville, OR. The field site was historically renowned as a critical wintering area for mule deer. Although a truly beautiful region, working on the study area involves rugged travel via ATV and hiking. Daily conditions can be challenging, including extreme hot and cold weather, high fire risk, encounters with venomous reptiles and semi-primitive living conditions at a historic ranch house that serves as the project's base camp. Applicants must be willing and able to work under difficult field conditions. Full position description and application instructions (Posting number: 0016932). Closing Date 2-15-2016. Posted: 1/22/16.

Landscape Response to Fires: The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University (PA, USA) is seeking a full-term Postdoctoral Research Associate interested in the general area of landscape response to fires. The successful applicant will perform field research (in New Mexico) and quantitative data analysis, focusing on the applicability of novel techniques – using rare earth element tracers for soil erosion, and LiDAR (Ground-based & Unmanned Aerial Systems) for soil microtopography and vegetation structure – to monitor landscape responses to fires. Opportunities will also be provided for collaborating in other ongoing projects developing independent projects. The postdoctoral position is available immediately. Initial appointment will be for one year with likely renewal pending satisfactory performance. Requirements include a Ph.D. in earth sciences, environmental science, environmental engineering or similar fields, strong organizational, communication and writing skills. Prior experience in soil laboratory analysis (chemical or physical) or field methods for soil erosion/dust monitoring is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to proposal writing and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Applications should be submitted by email as a single pdf to Dr. Sujith Ravi (sravi@temple.edu) and include: (1) a curriculum vitae including list of publications (2) a statement describing past research experience and interests, as well as research interests to be pursued during the postdoctoral tenure at Temple University (no more than 2 pages), and (3) the names and contact information for three references. Posted: 8/17/15.

Fire and Environmental Research Applications: The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, US Forest Service, is seeking an experienced researcher to lead the Fire and Environmental Research Applications (FERA) team. FERA is an interdisciplinary team of scientists and professionals with expertise in forestry, combustion physics, and ecology devoted to improved understanding of the effects of fire and associated biophysical phenomena. The incumbent directs the FERA research program in fire science, and also conducts original research, integrated assessments, and model development to address science and management questions and issues for regional and national stakeholders within the scope of the FERA mission. The job will be based in Seattle, WA. Hiring will be at the GS-13 level or above, depending on qualifications. Interested parties are asked to fill out and return an "outreach interest” form by August 17. To receive this and more details about the position, please contact: Clint Wright, Acting Team Leader, Fire & Environmental Research Applications, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, p: 206-732-7827, cwright@fs.fed.us. Posted: 7/23/15.

Wildland Fire/Environmetrics: Natural Resources Canada, Victoria, BC, Canada is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to develop and apply statistical methods to predict the occurrence and duration of severe wildfires in Canada. The researcher will work with fire scientists from NRCan and statisticians at NRCan and at Western University, London, ON, as part of the interdisciplinary “Severe Wildfire Risk Prediction” project. We seek a statistician or a quantitative environmental scientist with expertise and interest in statistical methods relevant for atmospheric/environmental sciences. The successful candidate will focus on the analysis of the influence of weather and other fire danger variables on the occurrence and duration of severe fires and the development of predictive models for such occurrence. Understanding and predicting “megafires” is an area of intensive current research in the fire science community and important to public safety. Collaborators include fire scientists Steve Taylor and Mike Wotton and statisticians Steen Magnussen, Douglas Woolford and Charmaine Dean. Essential Qualifications: • PhD in statistics or environmental sciences to be completed within the last 3 years and as of the start date for this position • Experience in planning and conducting research • Experience in working with a team of researchers and support staff • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Funding for 1.5 – 2 years with a start date by fall of 2015. See the full details on the position and how to apply or contact Steve Taylor (staylor@nrcan.gc.ca). Posted: 7/8/15.

Modeling Forest Carbon Dynamics at the National Scale: The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station are seeking a post-doctoral scientist to conduct research in support of the US’ National Greenhouse Gas Inventory of forests (i.e., LULUCF chapter). The postdoctoral scientist will join a multidisciplinary team of collaborators from the University of Vermont, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, and University of Minnesota to refine and/or evaluate the forest dynamics module (e.g., Leslie matrices) of the US Forest Carbon Accounting Framework (Woodall et al. 2015) to allow for better integration of forest management scenarios in the context of forest carbon sequestration. The position is available for Summer/Fall 2017 and includes one year of guaranteed funding with the potential for extension. Qualifications: Ph.D. in biostatistics, biometrics, forestry, or a closely related field. Given the emphasis on modeling exercises using large datasets, candidates should have demonstrated data management and statistical skills, including experience with matrix population models. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers. Experience with USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis Data and other large datasets is preferred. Application: Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, three relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Anthony D’Amato (awdamato@uvm.edu). Contact: Dr. Anthony D’Amato (awdamato@uvm.edu, 802-656-8030), Dr. Chris Woodall (cwoodall@fs.fed.us, 651-649-5141). Posted: 2/22/16.

Carbon Dynamics in Arctic and Boreal Ecosystems: Research Associate (postdoctoral) (0148) position is available in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington to conduct field and lab based research as part of a NASA funded effort to investigate carbon dynamics in arctic and boreal ecosystems. Under the guidance of Dr. David Butman the successful candidate will engage directly with collaborators from the U.S. Geological Survey, and Florida State University (R. Spencer) to carry out field campaigns within the Yukon River Basin in interior Alaska during the summer of 2016 and 2017. Sampling will include organic and inorganic carbon concentrations, dissolved gas fluxes, as well as stable and radioisotope sampling and preparation in an effort to investigate the movement of carbon from terrestrial to aquatic systems across a changing permafrost landscape. This effort is part of a collaboration between the USGS LandCarbon program and the NASA Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability Experiment with the lead PI as Dr. Robert Striegl (USGS), and the lead Science PI is Dr. Michelle Walvoord (USGS). The post-doc will have a leadership role in the use of radioisotopes of organic carbon across arctic freshwater research and will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of researchers across universities and government agencies. This post-doc will work directly with P.I Butman to further develop research of interest as part of the larger effort. This post-doc will begin to develop better algorithms for airborne and space-based remote sensing techniques to estimate carbon cycling in freshwaters across the arctic. This is a full-time, one year Research Associate (postdoctoral) appointment based in Seattle, WA, with the potential of extending for an additional year upon satisfactory performance. Please contact David Butman (dbutman@uw.edu) for more information and to submit application materials inclusive of a detailed C.V and three references. Review of applications will begin January 1st and continue until a successful applicant is found. It is anticipated that this position will require field work by June 2016. Posted: 11/23/15.

Boreal Landscape Carbon Dynamics and Exchanges: The postdoc will investigate the carbon balance of a boreal landscape in Northern Sweden. For this project, the postdoc will use a unique set up that integrates the well-established SITES research infrastructure of the Krycklan catchment with the ICOS-Svartberget tall tower flux station providing data of all terrestrial and aquatic C fluxes over a 68 km2 managed forest catchment. Combined with >500 forest inventory plots, 16 long-term monitored streams, high-resolution Lidar scans and an advanced hydrology model, these state-of-the-art research tools provide exceptional resources for investigating forest C dynamics, budgets and its underlying drivers spanning from the plot to the landscape scale. The successful candidate will be mainly responsible for processing and interpreting eddy-covariance data and for publishing findings in relevant high-rank scientific journals. Additional opportunities include integrating tower flux data with closed chamber, climate and forest inventory data. The postdoc location is at the Forestry Faculty of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Forest Ecology & Management, in Umeå, Sweden. The field work will be carried out around the ICOS Svartberget flux station which includes eddy covariance and meteorological measurements on a 150m tall tower located within the Krycklan Catchment and Svartberget Experimental Forests. Further information about the position: Matthias Peichl, +46 907868463, Matthias.Peichl@slu.se, Associate Professor, Dept. of Forest Ecology & Management, SLU. Include with application: CV, publication list, PhD diploma, copies of up to three relevant publications and a short but well-conceived motivation letter (max. 2 pages) outlining previous research, current research interests and other activities of relevance for the position. Names and contact information of at least two reference persons are also required. All application documents should be written in English. We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 4118/2015. Please submit your application to the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE- 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden, or registrator@slu.se no later than January 4, 2016. Posted: 11/17/15, revised: 11/23/15.

Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands: A postdoctoral position on “Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands" research is available at the School of Life Sciences at the Arizona State University (ASU). A high number of tropical peatlands recently reported in the Western Amazon basin represent a major unknown in the make up of regional carbon (C) budgets, accounts of greenhouse gas fluxes and possible climate effects on C storage and decomposition in this key region of the world. As part of a collaborative research, this postdoctoral position will evaluate questions on dynamics of net primary productivity, hydrology, and greenhouse gas formation across several tropical peatland sites in the Western Amazon (primarily Peru). Postdoctoral associate will develop a research program within this context and interface with ecosystem modeling efforts at local and regional levels. Opportunities to interact with tests on microbial activity and molecular approaches will also be available. Field as well computational skills will be developed in this project and postdoc will participate in training workshops in the Amazon basin. This position is under primary coordination of Prof. Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz (C degradation in peatlands) and based at ASU. The selected candidate will join a collaborative project including faculty of University of Arizona (Prof. Joost van Haren, ecosystem biogeochemistry) and Purdue University (Prof. Qianlai Zhuang, Peatland Ecosystem modeling), besides ASU. Postdoctoral researcher will catalyze several inter-group projects and facilitate data synthesis/modeling. Applicants must have a PhD in relevant areas (Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, others). Candidates with expertise in monitoring of forest primary productivity or connections of NPP to greenhouse gas fluxes would be preferred. Fieldwork will be significant with months-long expeditions in the Peruvian Amazon; hence availability for and experience with international travel and working proficiency in Spanish will be favorably considered. Strong candidates will also possess: (i) significant publication record (papers published, in press, or submitted), (ii) creativity, independence, and the desire to learn, (iii) proficiency in both written and spoken English, as well as (iv) analytical, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Position is available in an annual basis, renewable upon satisfactory performance. Application should include: (i) a brief cover letter, (ii) Curriculum Vitae including three professional references, (iii) a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals. Send application to the following email: cadillo-lab-appl@asu.edu The early revision of applications starts on November 15th 2015. Starting date is flexible but Mid January 2016 is recommended. For additional information on this position and the School of Life Sciences, please visit https://sols.asu.edu/resources/employment. Posted: 11/10/15.

Branchpoints in Carbon and Water Flows through Boreal Forests: At least nine positions for postdocs or Ph.D. students are available to study ecosystem function in boreal forests (Krycklan Catchment Study). We have recently received five years of funding from the prestigious Wallenberg Foundation to study branchpoints (BPs) in forest carbon and water budgets using natural-abundance stable isotopes. We now seek a combination of at least nine post-docs or Ph.D. students in 2016 and 2017. We will focus on: (BP1) the partitioning of water fluxes between leaf transpiration and surface evaporation and between evapotranspiration and streamflow; (BP2) photosynthetic water-use efficiency, mesophyll conductance, and gross primary productivity; (BP3) the partitioning between photosynthetic carboxylation and oxygenation; (BP4) the partitioning of electrons between cytochrome oxidase and the alternative oxidase; and (BP5) partitioning of carbon between above- and below-ground processes. These analyses will be constrained by synthetic (S) work packages including: (S1) eddy covariance measurements of carbon and water fluxes, (S2) isotopic testing and parameterization of mechanistic models of carbon and water fluxes, and (S3) eddy covariance of stable carbon isotopes to partition carbon fluxes. All BPs were chosen based on the quality, ease, and recent appearance of cutting-edge isotopic techniques to measure them. Each BP tests an important hypothesis in its own right, but we will also link individual BPs into integrated descriptions of forest ecosystem function. The candidates will work at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in beautiful Umeå, Sweden and at established field sites near Vindeln, Västerbotten. We are eager to train world-class students from a broad mix of backgrounds and aiming to make a difference both socially and scientifically. If you are interested, please choose your best scientific match from the involved people listed below. Send a C.V. listing relevant education and publications and a short motivation letter outlining demonstrated experience relevant to the work package of interest. BP 1) Hjalmar Laudon (Hjalmar.Laudon@slu.se) and Niles Hasselquist (Niles.Hasselquist@slu.se); BP 2) John Marshall (john.marshall@slu.se); BP 3) Jurgen Schleucher (Jurgen.Schleucher@umea.se); BPs 4 and 5) Torgny Näsholm (Torgny.Nasholm@slu.se); S1) Matthias Peichl (Matthias.Peichl@slu.se); S2) Annikki Mäkelä (Anniki.Makela@helsinki.fi); S3) John Marshall (john.marshall@slu.se). Posted: 1/29/16.

Climate change biology computation and visualization: The Buckley Lab at the University of Washington Biology Department seeks to hire a researcher to develop computational and visualization tools to translate climate change into biological responses. Possible project components include developing approaches for processing and integrating heterogeneous environmental data, building energy balance (biophysical) models to predict thermal stress, deploying applications on commercial cloud platforms (including AWS and Azure), designing APIs for computational tools, and developing web-based mapping applications to disseminate biological forecasts. Experience with web development in javascript, version control (git and github in particular), and/or processing environmental data (e.g., familiarity with NetCDF) is desirable. Additional training will be available through interactions with the UW eScience Institute. A Bachelor’s degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and two years’ experience with scientific computing languages (e.g., Python, R) is required, but a related postdoctoral position may be available. Experience in the biological or environmental sciences is a plus. Significant opportunities exist for independent research and computational products depending on the candidate’s interests. There are also opportunities to participate in education and outreach in collaboration with the UW Program on Climate Change. The appointment will be for one year with the potential for annual renewal for several years. Contact Lauren Buckley (lbuckley@uw.edu) with questions and apply to position #132170 at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/. Posted: 5/13/16.

Ecosystem Response to Global Environmental Change: The University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York Department of Geography invites applicants for a postdoctoral scholar to join a vibrant international research collaboration to investigate the role of changing climate in altered ecosystem dynamics (disturbance and/or phenology) in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. Recent climate change has led to altered fire frequency and ecosystem recovery, but the mechanisms of these changes are not clear. The selected scholar will build spatio-temporal statistical models of ecosystem function integrating decades of plant community dynamics, remotely sensed images (especially MODIS and LANDSAT), and historical weather data. For more information about lab activities, see adamwilson.us. Opportunities for teaching and field work near Cape Town, South Africa are available if desired. Candidates must have completed their PhD (geography, ecology, statistics, or a related field) within the past 5 years and have a demonstrated record of research from initiation to publication. Candidates must be fluent in R (preferred) or python programming for spatial analysis. The ideal candidate will also have experience fitting Hierarchical Bayesian statistical models, analysis of large (>1TB) datasets, working with high performance computing, and knowledge of C++. To apply (only e-applications are accepted) please go to ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting # 1600011. Please submit a cover letter (2-page maximum) describing your research interests and why you are a strong candidate for this position, your C.V., one recent first-author publication relevant to this position, and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be evaluated beginning March 1, 2016. All application materials must be received by this date for full consideration. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this posting, please contact Adam Wilson, Assistant Professor at adamw@buffalo.edu or 716-645-0502. UB, a large R1 University, has cutting edge computational resources including an 8,000 CPU, 170 Tflop computer cluster and high-end visualization laboratory. Posted: 1/22/16.

Global Change Ecology: The Anderegg Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah is seeking a creative and innovative postdoctoral researcher who can lead research projects that contribute to a better understanding of the impacts of climate extremes on forest ecosystems. We have ongoing projects on an array of topics, including drought-induced tree mortality, recovery after climate extremes, disturbance and carbon dynamics, plant ecophysiology and hydraulics, and ecosystem modeling. We work across a wide range of scales, from plant anatomy to ecosystem fluxes. This is a 2 year position. Candidates with research interests in ecosystem ecology, disturbance, ecological modeling, ecophysiology, or plant ecology would be strong fits. Candidates with strong quantitative skills and proficient programming skills (i.e. R or Python) are preferred. A PhD is required by July 2016 and a start date in Fall 2016 is flexible. Interested applicants should send a current CV, a 1 paragraph description of their research interests, and a list of 3 references to William Anderegg (anderegg@utah.edu). Apply at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/50701. Review of applicants will start May 1, 2016. Posted: 3/28/16.

Detecting Disturbance and Ecosystem Response in Continental Observatory Networks: We are seeking a creative and innovative postdoctoral researcher to investigate the effectiveness of observation networks in detecting disturbance and ecosystem response over North America. Specifically, we are interested in how disturbance is affecting the net carbon balance of ecosystems and how observation networks, such as NEON, Ameriflux, and NOAA, can be combined to identify how different disturbance mechanisms are altering ecosystem carbon dynamics. This research will involve simulating different disturbance processes based on their geospatial characteristics in land vegetation models and comparing these simulations with data obtained from ecological and atmospheric observing networks. This postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and students at University of Montana, University of Utah, and Montana State University. This is a 2 year project funded through the NSF-NEON Macrosystems program. Candidates with research interests in ecosystem disturbance and carbon dynamics would be excellent. Canditates with strong quantitative skills in geostatistics and proficienct programming skills (i.e. R or Python) would be preferred. A PhD is required by January 2016 to start work on this project in the coming year. Interested applicants should send a current CV as well as a 1 page letter describing their research interests and a list of 3 references to Ashley Ballantyne (ashley.ballantyne@umontana.edu). Any questions regarding the position can be sent to Ashley Ballantyne, William Anderegg (anderegg@princeton.edu), or Ben Poulter (benjamin.poulter@montana.edu). Review of applicants will start Dec. 15. Posted: 11/9/15.

Disturbance Ecology: POST-DOC with a degree in ecology or related field to conduct research on the impact of energy development and concomitant habitat disturbance on populations, communities, and/or ecosystem services wanted. We are seeking a candidate with experience analyzing ecological data sets. This could include the response of a taxon or community over an environmental gradient, multi-trophic interactions, or experience working with organisms from more than one trophic level. Over 200,000 oil and methane gas sites in the Bakken oilfield are projected to impact close to 1 million acres of northern plains rangeland by 2030. This disturbance is dispersed into five to ten-acre oil and gas well pads, connected by pipelines and roads. The post-doc will direct field data collection, help analyze an existing dataset of soil function, plant community composition, insects, and birds in 40 undisturbed reference sites across a large spatial extent, and analyze future datasets of soil function, plant community composition, insect, bird, and other animal habitat across gradients of disturbance. Responsibilities include statistical analysis of the aforementioned dataset, field work, working in a multiple-PI team environment, and manuscript preparation. This 2-year position is with the USDA-ARS in Sidney Montana and has a US citizenship or permanent resident requirement. You must have a PhD in hand to apply. For full job ad, please see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406342700. We will begin reviewing applications December 15 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a negotiable start date of March 2016. Contact for this position is Erin Espeland erin.espeland@ars.usda.gov. Posted: 6/16/15, revised: 11/6/15.

Ecological and Evolutionary Biology: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for A Departmental Postdoctoral Fellowship in the areas of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, broadly defined. The position may continue for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as Feb. 1, 2016 and no later than Sept. 1, 2016. The salary starts at $40,500 Canadian per year plus benefits, with research expenses covered by the Post-Doctoral Advisor(s). The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Department. The Fellow may be asked to organize a workshop for graduate students, postdocs and faculty. Candidates must identify and communicate with a potential advisor (or advisors) before they begin the application process. All full-time faculty members at the St. George (downtown) campus of the University of Toronto are eligible to serve as advisors (see a list of participating, potential advisors). Opportunities for teaching in an upper level course may be available, if the candidate wishes to teach. To apply, applicants must first contact and obtain the agreement of a faculty advisor (or co-advisors). Afterwards, applicants must submit a cover letter clearly indicating the proposed faculty advisor(s) and the date that they will be available to begin the position, a curriculum vitae that includes the names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees, and a short (1-3 pages) description of past research accomplishments and future research plans; all of this information should be provided in a single document in the order described here. Copies of two publications should also be provided. All application materials must be submitted as PDF's in a single email to: Elizabeth Rentzelos chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca by Dec. 10, 2015. The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution in Canada with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre for Global Change, the School of the Environment, and the Faculty of Forestry. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological and evolutionary research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve). The department also has a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources that helps provide access to infrastructure, including lab facilities in Algonquin Provincial Park, funding, and long-term data sets. Genomic analyses are supported by the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function and as well as other facilities. Posted: 11/19/15.

Biofuels and Metabolic Engineering: The TerAvest lab in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate) to study energy metabolism and biofuel production in Zymomonas mobilis. Candidates with degrees in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related fields will be considered. Experience with genetic engineering and/or synthetic biology is preferred. This project is funded through the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and will afford many opportunities to interact with other biofuel researchers within the center at both MSU and University of Wisconsin, Madison. This position will include targeted mentoring to help you reach your career goals, with opportunities to mentor students, gain teaching experience, direct outreach activities, and develop independent projects. Our lab strongly values reproducibility in research, rigorous statistical analysis, and excellent writing, and these values will also be a part of the mentoring plan. Because we are a young lab, you will have significant freedom to develop projects, standard practices, and lab culture. See the full job ad to apply or email Dr. Michaela TerAvest (teraves2@msu.edu) for more information. Deadline: 1/31/16. Posted: 1/19/16.

Ecological Genomics, Algal Ecology and Biofuels: A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to work on an interdisciplinary research project focused on algal ecology and biofuels. The project, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program, examines how algal biodiversity influences the efficiency and sustainability of algal biofuel production. The goal is to develop multi-species photosynthetic systems that express the complementary genes, metabolic pathways, and biological traits needed to increase the efficiency, yield, and stability of biofuel yields relative to current monoculture systems. Collaborators include Dr.'s Brad Cardinale – a community ecologist, Vincent Denef – a molecular microbial ecologist, Phil Savage – a chemical engineer, Nina Lin - a microfluidics engineer, and Todd Oakley – an evolutionary phylogeneticist. This interdisciplinary team works together on field and laboratory experiments, as well as life-cycle analyses to assess the ecological footprint and commercial viability of multi-species biorefineries. The successful candidate will work at the University of Michigan’s central campus under joint mentorship of Drs. Vincent Denef (a molecular microbial ecologist) and Brad Cardinale (a community ecologist). The candidate will lead the genomic analyses to look for complementary gene expression and metabolic pathways in species consortia that exhibit high yield and quality of biocrude. The successful candidate will further develop their own projects to complement the broader goals of the grant: some possibilities include (a) the genomic basis of algal-bacterial symbioses and their impact on biomass production, (b) the genetic correlates of invasion of algal systems by prokaryotic or eukaryotic nuisance species, or (c) the impacts of herbivores on gene expression and biomass production by algae. Candidates should have a PhD in bioinformatics, genomics or a closely related field, as well as an interest in applying genomics to ecologically-oriented questions. The ideal candidate should be familiar with transcriptomic and genomic data sets, and adept at coding (Python, PERL, or similar), using and implementing bioinformatics software, statistical analyses, and data visualization. Candidates should also be comfortable working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, which requires excellent written and oral communication skills. To apply, email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, two representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Vincent Denef (vdenef@umich.edu). Applications due April 22 2016. Posted: 3/22/16.

Evolutionary Genomics of Behaviour: University of Tübingen, Institute of Evolution and Ecology, Group of Comparative Zoology. We have an open position (2 years) for a PostDoc with a strong interest in the genetic/genomic basis of phenotypic traits. In a project related to the genetic basis of behavior, we will use already available phenotypic data on personality and cognitive traits from a captive population of European harvest mice to search for genetic variation that correlates with behavioral profiles. We seek a candidate with strong molecular lab skills, including Sanger and next generation sequencing, and strong bioinformatics skills, preferably with training in genome wide association studies. A theoretical background in the evolutionary genetics of behaviour would be an asset. Tübingen University offers a large community of researchers working in the field of evolution and ecology of model and non-model systems, joined together in the Institute for Evolution and Ecology. The successful candidate will join the Comparative Zoology group of Katharina Foerster. We offer molecular lab facilities within the group and through collaborations with the Max Planck Institute Tübingen. Further lab support and computational facilities are available through the Quantitative Biology Center. The working language in the group is English. However, for teaching and everyday life at the University and in Tübingen, some knowledge of German or the willingness to learn the language will be advantageous. Review will begin June 6, 2016. Intended starting date is September 1, 2016. Applications should include a current CV (specifying training in relevant methods and applications), along with a cover letter that provides a short statement of research interests (maximum three pages) and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted by email as a single file attachment to henri.thomassen@uni-tuebingen.de, with the subject line: Postdoc. Informal inquiries can be sent to katharina.foerster@uni-tuebingen.de. Posted: 5/18/16.

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics: We seek a postdoctoral researcher to lead the genomics aspects of an interdisciplinary research program on algal ecology and biofuels. The candidate will work at the University of California Santa Barbara in the lab of Todd Oakley and collaborate with ecologists and engineers at the University of Michigan. This project was awarded by the National Science Foundation through its Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) initiative. The team is testing the hypothesis that certain naturally diverse groups of algae have complementary traits that enhance the efficiency and stability of biofuel yield beyond what any single species can achieve alone. The UCSB members of the team are testing whether gene expression differences under different ecological conditions correlate with measures biofuel yield. The minimum requirement is a PhD in bioinformatics, genomics or a related field. Applicant should also be comfortable working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, which requires excellent written and oral communication skills. The applicant should be able to handle large transcriptomic and genomic data sets, and be adept at coding (Python, PERL, or similar) and at using and implementing bioinformatics software. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, summary of research experience, publications. In addition, supply contact information for 3 colleagues willing to provide letters of recommendation (we will contact the letter writers for a short list of candidates). We will begin to review applications immediately, but apply by Dec 1, 2015 for full consideration. Please direct questions or informal inquiries to Todd Oakley (oakley@lifesci.ucsb.edu). Posted: 11/9/15.

Ecological/Evolutionary Genomics: A postdoc position is available in the lab of Jesse R. Lasky in the Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Lab goals are to understanding the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity. In particular, the lab studies genetic and ecological mechanisms of local adaptation to environment. We are focusing on adaptation to climate and interactions between climate and biotic factors. We aim to understand the genetic basis of adaptation and the role of ecological and evolutionary dynamics in response to environmental change. Our approach is integrative and involves patterns and processes at molecular and ecological levels. Candidates with an integrative background and interest in quantitative approaches are sought. The primary study organisms are plants; currently including forest trees, Arabidopsis, and sorghum. For more information, see the full job ad. Penn State University has research strengths in genomics, plant biology, infectious disease dynamics, and ecology across departments and colleges. The postdoc will have freedom to develop new projects in the lab and to build collaborations with other labs. The ideal candidate will have expertise including population genetics, quantitative genetics, evolutionary ecology, genome-wide association studies, statistics, and computation (R, python, shell, HPC cluster). Experience in molecular genetics, host-parasite coevolution, ecophysiology and population and community ecology are also of interest. Excellent communication skills, including writing, are required, as is a strong publication record. The position requires a PhD and is initially for one year, but can be extended pending performance review. Start date is flexible. Application review will be rolling. Posted: 4/29/16.

Ecological/Evolutionary Genomics: A postdoc position is available in the lab of Jesse R. Lasky in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Lab goals are to understand the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity, with a focus on spatiotemporal variation in high-dimensional systems. In particular, the lab studies genetic and ecological mechanisms of local adaptation to environment. Furthermore, the lab will pursue connections between local adaptation and community ecology, conservation, and agriculture. The primary study organisms are plants; currently including forest trees, Arabidopsis, and sorghum. Penn State University has research strengths in genomics, plant biology, and ecology across departments and colleges. The postdoc will have freedom to develop new projects in the lab and to build collaborations with other labs. The position requires a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Plant Biology, Statistics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience including population/landscape genomics, analysis of sequence data, GWAS methods, statistics, and computation (R, python, shell, HPC cluster). Complementary expertise in molecular biology, ecophysiology, and ecology is also of interest, but not required. Excellent communication skills, including writing, are required, as is a strong publication record. A complete application will include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. The position is initially funded for one year, with possibility of re-funding. Anticipated start date is flexible. Posted: 9/30/15.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Teaching: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, invites applications for one full-time, non-tenure-track Professor of Practice beginning fall 2016. Professors of Practice are appointed for renewable three-year terms, which include benefits but do not lead to tenure. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in the biological sciences and have teaching experience at the college level, preferably with experience in active learning classrooms. We seek an individual with demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of ecology, evolution and organismal biology as well as a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education of majors and non-majors, the advancement of science literacy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. More details about the position, department, search and applications. Submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy which includes a vision for instruction in introductory biology, evidence of teaching experience and proficiency (with the option to include other relevant documents such as evaluations and/or sample course materials), statement of research experience, and the names and contact information for three references, at least one of whom can speak to teaching experience to http://apply.interfolio.com/32032. Review of applications will begin November 15 2015. Posted: 11/2/15.

Ecology and Evolution: Postdoctoral Research Scholar. The Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon seeks to create a pool of applicants for potential funding contingent postdoctoral research positions. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding and performance. Postdoctoral scholars will be conducting research under the direction of a principal investigator for the purpose of acquiring research training. Ph.D. in biology or related field is required. Topics of particular interest in IE² are molecular evolution; evolutionary genetics; evolution, development, and genomics; microbial ecology; functional ecological genetics; biological oceanography; and conservation biology and global change. Please see http://ie2.uoregon.edu for more information about the type of research being done. To apply, please send a cover letter stating your areas of interest, three references and current CV as a single attachment to : ie2jobs@uoregon.edu with subject: Pool 150610 Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and remain active through June 30, 2016. Posted: 8/19/15.

Plant Reproductive Ecology & Evolution: A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Spigler lab in the Department of Biology at Temple University. The Postdoc will be involved in an ongoing project on variation in plant-pollinator interactions and phenotypic selection on floral traits across a fragmented landscape and in the design and implementation of new field, greenhouse, or population genetic/genomic studies. There are also numerous opportunities to mentor undergraduates in research and to participate in outreach efforts. Candidates must have a PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Botany, or related field; experience designing, conducting, and managing field and greenhouse studies; and strong quantitative skills. A demonstrated track record of publications, excellent interpersonal, communication, and time-management skills, a strong work ethic, and attention to detail are also essential. Additional preferred qualifications include standard molecular skills (e.g., DNA extraction, PCR, microsatellite genotyping) and related statistical experience. The position is available immediately and to last for one year, with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory progress and funding. Interested applicants should send the following as a SINGLE PDF file by email to Rachel Spigler (rachel.spigler@temple.edu): 1) a short statement (1-2 pages) on research interests, previous experience, and motivation for applying, 2) your curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references. Informal inquiries about the position are welcome. Posted: 7/9/15.

Population Ecology/Population Genetics: We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to work on an NSF-funded project that integrates population ecology and gene flow analyses to understand the patterns and underlying processes of range expansion in an infamous invasive species. The postdoctoral researcher will use a combination of large data sets and simulation modeling to test the multi-scale patterns and underlying processes of spread by the European gypsy moth across the natural and human landscape in the eastern United States. More information on the project: A LANDSCAPE RESISTANCE MAPPING APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING SPECIES INVASION PATTERNS (pdf). The successful applicant will work collaboratively with a team of faculty with expertise in using statistical, modeling and GIS approaches in forest insect ecology, population genetics, and landscape ecology. We are particularly interested in a candidate with strong quantitative skills, experience in population modeling on spatiotemporal scales, and with proficiency in the R programming language. Knowledge of GIS, including within the R platform, is desirable. A PhD in biology, ecology, environmental science, genetics, or a related area is required. Applicants should have demonstrated excellent writing skills and have a proven ability to publish research in peer-review journals. The project entails working with existing data sets, thus, there is not a field component to this position. The position will be based in the Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. The successful applicant will be based in the laboratory of Derek Johnson, but will also work closely with Dr. Rodney Dyer (VCU), and will be expected to work with collaborators Patrick Tobin (University of Washington), and Jeffrey Holland (Purdue University), including traveling to annual or semi-annual collaborator meetings and national conferences. The appointment is initially for one year, but may be renewed for a 2nd year conditional on exemplary performance. Preferred start date is September – December 2016, and while later start dates may be negotiable, earlier start dates are preferable. To apply, contact Derek Johnson (dmjohnson@vcu.edu) via email and send 1) a cover letter that explains your fit to the position, the particular skills and expertise your will bring to the project, and preferred start dates, 2) a complete CV with publications, grants, and when you completed (or will complete) your PhD, and 3) the names of three references. Review of applications will begin June 15. Posted: 6/5/16.

Population Ecology - Source-Sink Dynamics and Sturgeon Conservation: Michigan State University Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Salary: $45k plus benefits. Closing date: Until filled. Location: USGS-Hammond Bay Biological Station / Rogers City/Millersburg area, Michigan. Responsibilities: Conduct behavioral ecology project using acoustic telemetry and lake sturgeon in St. Clair and Detroit rivers, the connecting channels between Lake Huron and Lake Erie ( GLATOS). Incumbent will explore source-sink dynamics of population ecology among three populations. Incumbent will coordinate with universities, and with state, provincial, and federal agencies. Required to publish in scientific journals. 1-year term position, renewable for 2 or more additional years. Research project extends to 2022. Qualifications: Ph.D. required in one of the following: ecology, behavioral science, fisheries, or related discipline. Must have a publication record and be able to analyze data using command line scripting language (R, python). Statistical background essential. Field experience with boats and SCUBA preferred. You must apply via website at http://www.jobs.msu.edu or you may visit our office at 1407 S. Harrison, Room 110, East Lansing, MI use posting number 2148. Additionally, email application letter and vita to: Charles C. Krueger kruege62@anr.msu.edu. Hammond Bay Biological Station: Operated by the USGS, Located approximately 14 miles near Rogers City on Lake Huron. Station personnel conduct research on Great Lakes ecology. Four scientists currently present work on fish behavior using acoustic telemetry. MSU is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted: 10/22/15.

Population Biology: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the Population Biology Program of Excellence. The goal of the Population Biology-POE Postdoctoral Fellowship is to stimulate synergistic interactions between faculty and postdoctoral scholars interested in the broad area of Population Biology. We are seeking applications from recent PhDs who show promise of conducting cutting edge research related to, and expanding upon, faculty research areas in the Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB) section in the School of Biological Sciences. The POE also seeks to identify potential postdoctoral fellows who will enhance graduate education, serve as a model for graduate students in career development, and promote interactions among faculty at UNL. Qualified candidates are required to submit a single, coherent 2-year research proposal to be completed under the guidance of a faculty member in the Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB) section in the School of Biological Sciences. The position does not include research funds so the extent of contributions from the faculty sponsor should be addressed in the proposal. While in residence, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to lead a seminar, symposium or outreach project that will appeal to Population Biologists across campus. Applications must include a CV, a 1-page description of previous or current research and a 2- 3 page description of proposed research. Additional proposal guidelines and suggestions should be obtained from the proposed faculty sponsor. In addition, the applicant must arrange for two recommendation letters from non-UNL faculty, and one from the UNL faculty sponsor (a total of 3 letters) to be emailed to the address below. The expected salary will be $45,000 per year with a start date of late August 2016. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed their degree and are new to UNL. Research descriptions for past and current POE postdoctoral fellows. Application materials should be emailed to: Dr. Gwen Bachman at: gbachman1@unl.edu. The subject line should read “Population Biology Post-doc application”. Applications should be received by January 22, 2016. Posted: 11/25/15.

Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology at the University of California Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD. The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2016. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has a starting annual starting salary of $42,840 plus benefits, and $6k per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB faculty research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow propose a workshop, discussion or lecture series that they could offer to the community of population biologists at UC Davis; faculty sponsors or the Director of CPB, Artyom Kopp, can provide additional input on this aspect of the fellowship. For samples of past workshop abstracts and more information about UC Davis programs in population biology, see the link above. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research including potential faculty mentors, a brief (1 page or less) description of their proposed workshop, and copies of two publications, all in PDF format at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00745. Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees. Once entered, applicants will electronically request letters from referees who will then be prompted by email with upload instructions. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) must be received by December 1, 2015. E-mail questions to smmann@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 10/19/15.

Population Ecology and Evolution: The University of California's newly founded Institute for the Study of Ecological Effects of Climate Impacts (ISEECI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology and Evolution, broadly defined to include ecology, comparative biology, population genetics, and/or evolution. The successful candidate will conduct observational, experimental and/or modeling research to address questions that leverage the unique opportunities provided by the widely distributed, taxonomically diverse, and ecologically protected sites of the University of California Natural Reserve System. The goals of this research are to detect and to characterize the process and outcome of population and species' responses to climatic conditions and to forecast future ecological and evolutionary changes that will occur as climate change proceeds. Identifying regions or taxa that are particularly vulnerable to climatic changes that threaten their persistence is of particular concern both to individual NRS sites and regionally. Individual traits (e.g., physiological rates, germination requirements, sexually selected characters, age at maturity, phenology, lifespan, defenses), population-level traits (e.g. mating system, modes of reproduction, population densities, polymorphisms, reproductive events/year) and species' attributes (e.g. geographic range, population differentiation, detection of clines) are all of strong interest. Demographic, physiological, quantitative genetic, phylogenetic and molecular genetic methods may be used alone or in concert to achieve these goals. Read more about prospective research collaborations and faculty mentors. Review date: 10/1/15. Posted: 9/9/15.

Molecular ecology of food webs using DNA metabarcoding: with Professor Robert M. Pringle and Dr. Tyler Kartzinel, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University. The Pringle Lab is accepting applications for a postdoc to study how diet composition shapes ecology, evolution, and behavior in free-ranging wild animals. Specifically, we use DNA metabarcoding and other molecular approaches to quantify diet from field-collected fecal samples; we then use the resulting dietary profiles to illuminate the ecological processes that structure communities and ecosystems, to provide fresh reassessments of classic ideas, and to develop novel theory. We focus on two iconic field systems with storied histories of ecological research: African savanna ungulates and Caribbean island Anolis lizards. Work in Africa is conducted in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, where long-term manipulations of resource availability and large-herbivore presence/absence are underway. In the Caribbean, we study a network of 16 small islands onto which different combinations of lizard species have been introduced. For a recent example of work from the lab, see: doi: 10.1073/pnas.1503283112. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with Pringle and Kartzinel to (a) address conceptually important questions in one or more of these field systems and (b) pursue methodological and analytical advances. Fieldwork and collecting trips will be interspersed with laboratory work, enabling the post-doctoral researcher to hone a well-rounded skill set. Beyond Pringle’s research group, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact extensively with Princeton’s EEB Department and with project collaborators at other institutions. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field. A strong molecular and bioinformatics background is essential. Prior experience in molecular diet analysis, or environmental DNA (eDNA) approaches more broadly, is strongly desired but not strictly essential if the candidate’s laboratory background is sufficiently strong in other dimensions. The appointment is for one year initially, with the possibility of renewal up to three years, based on satisfactory performance and funding. Apply at https://jobs.princeton.edu to Requisition #1500743 and include a curriculum vitae, a one page statement of research interests and experience, and a cover letter with names and contact information of three referees. Posted: 9/28/15.

[position filled] Lipid Biomarkers in Marine Ecology: University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. The Galloway Lab is seeking a postdoctoral associate for collaboration in marine ecology research, with an emphasis on the use of lipid and isotope biomarkers for trophic inferences in marine food webs, based at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (Charleston OR). The position will involve opportunities for lab experiments and fieldwork, but the emphasis will be on setting up equipment and replicable protocols in a new biomarker extraction lab. The successful candidate will primarily determine their specific topics of research. The postdoc will be in residence at OIMB by Spring 2016, with a yearly appointment, renewable up to two total years. A record of peer-reviewed publication in application of lipids for study of aquatic ecology is required. Interest and demonstrated experience in methods of extraction and analysis of lipids and gas-chromatography is required for this position. A strong commitment to collaborative work, interest in scientific communication, and attention to detail is necessary. Applicants should indicate if they have working knowledge or experience with R (or another programming language), phycology, invertebrate zoology, aquarium maintenance, and scientific diving. Please refer to the full posting (pdf) for instructions on applications. Review will start on November 23, 2015. Posted: 10/27/15.

Marine Molecular Population Genomics/Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Scholar. Location: Marine Genomics Laboratory - A new, collaborative, state-of-the-art facility established for population genomic studies of marine organisms, located in the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412. Responsibilities: Position responsibilities involve development and assay of nuclear-encoded single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), microsatellites, and mitochondrial DNA sequences for projects involving population genomics and molecular ecology, primarily of marine fishes. Central responsibilities include data acquisition and analysis, and preparation of reports and publications. Qualifications: Dissertation or postdoctoral work in molecular population genetics and/or molecular ecology is required, as is documented experience with microsatellite and mtDNA data acquisition and analysis. Documented experience with major software programs (e.g., Arlequin, Genepop, Migrate, LdNe, etc.) also is required. Individuals with documented experience in analysis of next-generation-sequencing data, primarily RAD-seq and genome assembly, will be given highest priority. Applicants should be ambitious, able to work collaboratively with other group members, and capable of taking initiative and assuming responsibility. Salary: Salary range is from $42,500/year + benefits. Position is for 12-24 months. Contact: Send curriculum vitae, description of research experience/interests, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail address of three references to Dr. David S. Portnoy at David.Portnoy@tamucc.edu. International applicants will be considered if they hold the correct visa(s). Posted: 9/17/15.

Biodiversity and Society: The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), a member institution of the Leibniz Association, with almost 800 employees and its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, is conducting advanced natural history research with leading research institutions in six federal states. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is exploring in this context the interactions between organismic biodiversity and climate. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) invites applications for a Senior Scientist Position (tenure track) in Interdisciplinary Biodiversity & Society Research. Candidates must have a strong background in interdisciplinary research that addresses societal challenges in regards to biodiversity. Possible research fields include social-ecological systems, human well-being, ecosystem services, ecological economics, and related research areas. We expect strong quantitative skills or a background in empirical social research. You will have the opportunity to develop your own research program. We also expect you to collaborate with social scientists and natural scientists at SGN, Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in Frankfurt. Your profile: • PhD degree in a relevant field • strong publication record • ability to generate third-party funding • research experience in interdisciplinary working environments • excellent oral and written communication skills Salary and benefits are based on a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13 – E 14). The position will be initially restricted to 3 years, with a possible extension for an additional 3 years and an option for a permanent contract after that (tenure track). The place of employment will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Please send your application via e-mail in a single PDF file. Please include the reference to this position (# 9.1.16) in the subject line. Include a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV including a list of your publications, names of two references, and copies of your 5 most important publications by May, 8th 2016 to: Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese, c/o Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de. For scientific enquiries please contact: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Mueller (thomas.mueller@senckenberg.de). Full job ad (pdf). Posted: 4/14/16.

Urban Plant Biodiversity: Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California at Riverside. I am seeking a highly motivated and well prepared Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct research investigating causes and consequences of variation in urban plant biodiversity. The research will be directed at both at the scale of an individual city with research of/in Los Angeles, CA, one of the world’s most biologically diverse cities, and at a continental scale with research across a network six regions in the United States. Research activities will use a combination of multiple approaches including collection of new data through team-based field and lab sampling and analyses of existing data from field surveys of species and leaf traits, remote imagery, and in-situ sensor data. Research activities include engagement with citizen science approaches through a recently launched partnership with Earthwatch Institute. Outcomes of the research will inform theories of urban plant biodiversity assembly and will have applications for assessing urban vegetation strategies that maximize ecosystem services while reducing resource, particularly water, requirements. The successful candidate will need excellent preparation in community, ecosystem, physiological, landscape ecology or related field. Candidates with experience in urban ecology, remote sensing, citizen science or programming are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest or experience in coupling biodiversity data to process models is welcome. Excellent written and oral skills are required for communication with diverse scientific, manager, and public audiences. The position is for 1 year, renewable for a second year. Inquiries and applications should be sent as a single PDF containing a cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Darrel Jenerette (darrel.jenerette@ucr.edu). Initial review of candidates will begin April 18, 2016. Posted: 3/28/16.

Biodiversity Enrichment in Oil Palm Plantations: A 3.5-year postdoc position is now open at the University Göttingen (Germany) in the project “Biodiversity enrichment in oil palm plantations: plant succession and integration” as part of the Collaborative Research Centre "Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)" (EFForTS). We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc with a background in plant ecology, forestry or a related field and with a keen interest in biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, seed dispersal, and landscape analysis. The project will be based in Göttingen, but requires extensive field work in Indonesia. Expected starting date: 15 May 2016. See the full job ad (pdf) for details and to apply. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Posted: 12/9/15.

Community/Ecosystem Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation: Two positions are open at the University of Minnesota to work with David Tilman on research questions in community and ecosystem ecology, biodiversity and conservation. These Balzan Post-Doctoral Fellowships are to support synthesis of long-term studies at Cedar Creek, advances in ecological theory, or other relevant work proposed by applicants. Positions are annually renewable dependent on performance and funding, with a 2-year term preferred. Apply at www.myu.umn.edu/employment for job opening 305472. To apply you will need a CV, a cover letter that includes an additional one to two page statement of your proposed research, and pdf’s of up to five reprints or manuscripts. Please also have three letters of recommendation sent to retilman@umn.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Application review will begin on December 10, 2015. PhD required; start date negotiable. Posted: 11/13/15.

[Position filled] Plant Species Coexistence Mechanisms and Biodiversity: A two-year postdoc position (starting in summer 2016) for research within the Jena Experiment is available. Research will focus on analysis of the time course of population dynamics in the plant communities of the Jena Experiment to test for multiple mechanisms of species coexistence. The core task of the project will be the analysis of long-term data and their interpretation and presentation of results at national and international conferences. Tasks will also involve the organization of a workshop and field work in the Jena Experiment. Applicants must have a recent doctoral degree in ecology and have published in international journals. The candidate should be familiar with coexistence theory and diversity-ecosystem functioning research. He/she should have strong skills in data analyses and statistical modelling (preferably R) and strong interest in performing synthesis analyses. The position will be based in the Department Physiological Diversity of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, which is part of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. Working place is Leipzig with a six-month stay in the Plant Ecology Group at the University of Berne (Switzerland). We offer an interesting position in an international, interdisciplinary research group with project partners across Europe and the USA. Please send your complete application via the online application system to the UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Application deadline is 20th March 2016, and interviews will be in April. Further information can be obtained via PD Dr. Christiane Roscher (christiane.roscher@ufz.de). Posted: 2/23/16.

Plant and Fungal Trees of Life: The Plant and Fungal Trees of Life project (PAFTOL) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: We are seeking talented, creative individuals with outstanding track records to help us build the Plant and Fungal Trees of Life, a major piece of global science infrastructure that is central to RBG Kew's Science Strategy 2015-2020. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team addressing a critical challenge in the life sciences.The project: There are few grander challenges in science than the tree of life - uncovering the complete evolutionary history linking all life on Earth. As part of RBG Kew's Science Strategy 2015-2020, we are initiating a five-year multimillion-pound project, the Plant and Fungal Trees of Life (or PAFTOL, for short), to complete the tree of life for all genera of plants and fungi, drawing on our outstanding collections, our broad collaborative networks and the latest high-throughput sequencing technologies. This ambitious project will create a unifying framework for comparative plant and fungal research and takes us a step closer to building the tree of life for all known species. We will generate high impact findings publishable in top science journals, but we want the results to reach beyond the science community. To achieve this we will build innovative big-data and visualization tools accessible to a scientist or a school child. PAFTOL has recently secured generous funding from the Calleva and Sackler Foundations, and we are now ready to get the work underway. This is a truly exciting time to join Kew and become an integral part of a high-profile, cutting edge global endeavour. The team: At Kew, you'll be joining a truly multidisciplinary team comprising experts from across a range of fields including systematics, evolution, genomics, bioinformatics, spatial analysis, data architecture and software development. At this time, we are recruiting into three senior positions in phylogenomics, sampling/co-ordination and software development/bioinformatics. We expect to hire three further support positions later this year. You'll work alongside a highly supportive team of Kew staff who have actively developed the PAFTOL concept. We are currently recruiting into the following three roles: Senior Researcher (PAFTOL Sampling & Project Co-ordination) Senior Researcher (PAFTOL Phylogenomics) Lead Developer-Bioinformatician (PAFTOL) Closing date: 15 March 2016, Interview dates: 21-23 March 2016. Posted: 3/11/16.

Plant Invasions: The Bio-Protection Research Centre, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by Lincoln University, finds innovative, natural and sustainable solutions to protect New Zealand's plant-based, productive ecosystems from pests, diseases and weeds. We are now entering a new five-year funding period, with exciting new opportunities for students and post-doctoral research associates. Within the Bio-Protection Research Centre, the Contemporary Evolution in Weed Invasions project seeks to provide the first comparative assessment of multiple evolutionary mechanisms underpinning weed invasions. Results will be critical in the development of improved weed risk assessment approaches that account for the potential for evolutionary change in alien plants. In particular, it will point to the risks of assuming climate matching is transferable across regions and the conditions under which novel environments may select for evolutionary change. Shifts in the niche of weeds may result from changes in biotic interactions, phenotypic plasticity or rapid evolution in the introduced range. To examine these options the Postdoctoral Fellow will sample life-history traits and natural enemy damage of weed species across multiple sites along a similar latitudinal range in both the UK and NZ. Seeds from each population in each range will be grown in a common garden in NZ to examine whether clinal variation in life-history traits persists under the same environmental conditions. Comparison between field and common garden studies will test the importance of environmental, maternal and population effects on trait variation and how these differ between ranges. Weeds may not show strong local adaptation but might evolve greater phenotypic plasticity and thus perform better over a wider range of environments than their native congeners. For each species we will test the ability of provenances to maintain fitness homeostasis across gradients in water availability and soil fertility, using clonal material derived from the rootstocks of plants established in the glasshouse. Significant range effects would be indicative of a shift in performance that may facilitate invasion, and will be pertinent to examining potential performance under increased drought frequencies arising from climate change. The position is funded for a period of 3 years, starting in 2016. Applicants will be required to have: •A PhD in ecology or a related field •Research experience in the area of plant invasion ecology. •Strong skills in quantitative data analysis, particularly statistical modelling. •A record of peer reviewed publications As travel between field sites may be a feature of this position, a current driver’s licence is also required. The position will report to Professor Philip Hulme (Lincoln University). Further information (pdf). Application to consist of: Cover letter expressing interest in position, your suitability for the post and date of availability, CV, publication list, statement of research interests, contact details for three references. Applications close 29th April 2016. Posted: 4/6/16.

Phylogenetic Novelty and Invasions: I am searching for a post-doctoral associate in my new research group located at iDiv (the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research) in Leipzig, Germany. The topic of the research is to conduct a meta-analysis of studies examining the relationship between phylogenetic novelty and the success of exotic plant invasions. Understanding the mechanisms that explain why some non-native species are able to invade and come to dominate a community, while others do not establish or remain minor constituents of local communities is an important but difficult area of research in Ecology. To date, however, the relationship between phylogenetic novelty and invasiveness is mixed. The envisioned meta-analysis will strive to explain some of this variation across studies by explicitly examining spatial scale of the study, stage of invasion, and plant functional traits. If you would like to learn more about the position, or apply please go here: Please also feel free to contact me, Tiffany Knight (tknight@wustl.edu). I will accept applications until March 4, 2016. The working language at iDiv and its affiliated institutes is English. iDiv staff are prepared to assist incoming members navigate all facets of working and living in Germany (e.g., visas, living arrangements, etc.). However, a working knowledge of German would certainly benefit and enhance one's experience for international candidates. To that end, private German lessons will be available at iDiv for members of the my working group. Posted: 2/15/16.

Community Ecology of Island Forests: I am searching for a post-doctoral associate in my new research group located at iDiv (the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research) in Leipzig, Germany. The goal of this position is to create a dataset on forest community plots to allow us to address questions about community assembly: Which factors are correlated with the commonness and rarity of tree species? Are phylogenetically clustered species separated into different habitat types? Which factors explain why some exotic species become dominant? The community data will be linked to a comprehensive data base of the regional composition of plants on all island systems that Prof. Dr. Holger Kreft and colleagues have created. If you would like to learn more about the position, or apply please go here. Please also feel free to contact me, Tiffany Knight (tknight@wustl.edu). I will accept applications until March 4, 2016. The working language at iDiv and its affiliated institutes is English. iDiv staff are prepared to assist incoming members navigate all facets of working and living in Germany (e.g., visas, living arrangements, etc.). However, a working knowledge of German would certainly benefit and enhance one's experience for international candidates. To that end, private German lessons will be available at iDiv for members of my group. Posted: 2/15/16.

Plant Community Ecology: The laboratory of Dr. Nathan Kraft in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position in plant community ecology beginning in 2016. The candidate must hold a PhD in Ecology, Botany or related fields at the time the appointment begins. The primary focus of the position will be to participate in an NSF-funded projected exploring the role of functional trait differences in driving species coexistence at a variety of spatial and temporal scales in a serpentine annual plant system in Santa Barbara County, California. The candidate will be expected to develop an independent research line related to the goals of the project and also to participate in ongoing work in the system. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with both the Kraft lab as well as the research group of Dr. Jonathan Levine at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Successful candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organization ability, capacity for helping with intense periods of fieldwork during periods of experimental setup and harvest, and the ability to work well in a diverse, collaborative research group. Desired skills include a background in theoretical ecology, community ecology, plant physiology and/or field botany. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research from the Ph.D. and any previous positions, if applicable. To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., copies of two publications and the names of three potential references to: nkraft@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 15th. Starting date is negotiable. Posted: 10/29/15.

Quantitative Community Ecology: The Baiser lab of community ecology in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida is now accepting applications for a Post-doctoral position. The 2-year position offers a unique opportunity to work with a highly interdisciplinary team that includes a Community Ecologist, Bayesian Statistician, Computational Phylogeneticist, and Computer Scientist. The NSF funded project aims to integrate data from ecological networks (e.g., food webs), phylogenetics, functional traits, and community composition to better understand how anthropogenic drivers alter biodiversity patterns. The successful applicant will work with data sets from wide ranging systems such as pitcher plant food webs, island bird communities, and tropical forest plant communities, among others. This position provides the opportunity to hone current skills and develop new skills through interactions with the interdisciplinary research team. Qualified applicants will be highly motivated, independent, enthusiastic, and will hold a PhD. in Ecology or a closely related field with a specific focus on quantitative research. Demonstrated proficiency in R statistical programming and the successful ability to communicate research results (i.e., publications and oral presentations) are required. Experience with network analysis, analyzing functional and phylogenetic diversity, and general knowledge of food web ecology are major pluses. Salary: $44k/year plus benefits Start Date: Flexible, but ideally between January 1, 2016 and September 1, 2016. Applicants should send the following information with the subject line “Post-doc position” to bbaiser@ufl.edu: - One page cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and goals - CV - Reprints of 2 publications - Contact information for three academic references The application deadline is November 1, 2015. Posted: 10/19/15.

Quantitative Community Ecology: PhD and post-doctoral opportunities in Bayesian Statistics applied to Community Ecology. The Valle lab in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is now accepting applications for a PhD and a Post-doctoral position. These positions offer a unique opportunity to work with a highly interdisciplinary team that includes a Community Ecologist, applied Bayesian Statistician, Computational Phylogeneticist, and Computer Scientist. The NSF funded project aims to integrate data from ecological networks (e.g., food webs), phylogenetics, functional traits, and community composition to better understand how anthropogenic drivers alter biodiversity patterns. The successful applicant will work with data sets from wide ranging systems such as pitcher plant food webs, island bird communities, and tropical forest plant communities, among others. This position provides the opportunity to hone current skills and develop new skills through interactions with the interdisciplinary research team. Qualifications: Qualified applicants will be highly motivated, independent, enthusiastic, and will hold a degree in Ecology (or other related fields) with a strong emphasizes on statistical modeling. Demonstrated proficiency in computer programming (e.g., R, MatLab, C++), the successful ability to communicate research results (i.e., publications and oral presentations), and prior experience with Bayesian statistics are highly desired. Salary: $20k/year (PhD) or $44k/year (post-doc) plus benefits. Start Date: Flexible, but ideally between January 1, 2016 and September 1, 2016. Applicants should send the following information with the subject line “postdoc position” or “PhD position” to drvalle@ufl.edu: - One page cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and goals - CV - Contact information for three academic references. The application deadline is December 1, 2015. Posted: 10/8/15.

Microbial Saprobe Community Structure: A postdoctoral position is available in the Zanne lab at George Washington University with a flexible start date. The postdoctoral scientist will work on collaborative projects related to the microbial colonization of wood. These projects include: 1. Analyzing multi-year microbial community data from an NSF-funded project in St. Louis, MO, USA, and 2. Measuring plant anatomical, morphological and chemical wood traits and characterizing fungal community composition using DNA-based and functional approaches for an Australian Research Council-funded experiment in Sydney, Australia, in collaboration with Will Cornwell (University of New South Wales) and Jeff Powell (Western Sydney University). Possibilities also exist to work on projects examining the relative roles of microbes and termites in breaking down wood in tropical Australia. The position is one year but has the potential to be extended. The postdoc would be based at GWU located in the heart of Washington, DC, USA with easy access to numerous science-, conservation-, and policy-based institutions. However, the postdoc would spend at least 1-2 months based in Sydney and Richmond, NSW, Australia working in the Cornwell and Powell labs. Motivated applicants with skills in microbial community analyses are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field and strong writing and quantitative skills. Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a research statement, including relevant skills for the project and future goals (max: 1-2 pages), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including emails and phone numbers). Materials should be sent to Amy Zanne: aezanne@gmail.com. Posted: 3/8/16.

Population modeling of threatened and endangered plants: A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the University of Minnesota Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Valery Forbes is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on a project related to assessing the potential risks of herbicides to threatened and endangered plant species through population modeling. In particular this project will focus on developing methods for dealing with data gaps for data-poor species. Population modeling has been recommended by the National Research Council to assess the risks of pesticides to species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The project specifically addresses a significant challenge for ESA-related population modeling, which is the artifact of data limitation. Most listed species do not have the requisite life-history or habitat data necessary to assemble a comprehensive species-specific population model. Moreover, this is not practical or financially viable given the number of listed species (>1,500). Consequently, a systematic approach will be used to develop models for several data-poor plant species; i.e. a generic platform. The position term is for 2 years, and is annually renewable depending on performance and availability of funding. The successful candidate will receive training in professional and personal development, research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, outreach, and mentoring. A near-term start date is desired. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, ecotoxicology or a related field. Expertise in modeling and/or computer programming is highly desirable. Applications should include: (i) brief cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) a brief description of past research accomplishments (under two pages), and (v) the names and contact information for three references. All materials should be uploaded through http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/, Job ID# 308409. The curriculum vitae, description of past research accomplishments, and references should be combined into one PDF and uploaded in the resume area. The cover letter should be uploaded as a separate document. Any questions should be directed to Valery Forbes (veforbes@umn.edu). Posted: 3/17/16.

Dynamics of Angiosperm Populations and Communities: A Postdoctoral Research Associate positon is available in my laboratory at Texas Tech University. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in a relevant field to examine how the biotic and abiotic processes interact over spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales to explain the dynamics of angiosperm populations and communities. The NSF and DoD funded projects include complementary manipulative and non-manipulative studies in epiphytic and terrestrial plant communities. Expertise in some or all of the following areas is desired: fungal molecular ecology, orchid mycorrhizal ecology, metagenomics, evolutionary ecology, community ecology, and ecological phylogenetics. Competitive candidates will also possess the following attributes: - Demonstrated proficiency in communicating research results (i.e., peer reviewed publications and scientific presentations) - Strong quantitative analytical skills (bioinformatics and multivariate statistical analyses) - Sample inventory and data management skills - Strong collaborative skills to interact with all personnel associated with the projects - Familiarity with developing and maintaining project related web pages is desirable Duration: Two+ years, but contingent upon satisfactory research performance. Application: Please submit the following in a single combined PDF file to jyotsna.sharma@ttu.edu. Subject line of the e-mail and the PDF file name should read - 'Applicant last name_postdoc' 1. Cover letter 2. A brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals (under two pages) 3. Curriculum vitae 4. Reprints of no more than five relevant publications 5. Names and contact information for three academic references. Review of applications will begin on 16 November 2015. The targeted start date is 14 January 2016, somewhat flexible. Posted: 10/5/15.

Population/Community Ecology: Dr Daniel Reuman is recruiting into his lab in the University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The broad research goal of the lab is to mechanistically understand and predict the consequences of human impacts such as global warming on populations, communities, and ecosystems. We use quantitative tools and collaborate widely with field and laboratory workers to explain observations, confront theory with data, and make predictions. Example projects can be found at http://www.reumanlab.res.ku.edu/. Multiple postdoctoral positions with three or more years of funding are available, and at least one PhD position with five years of guaranteed funding is available. With these hires, Reuman seeks to form a group of researchers working in areas related to meta-population dynamics, population synchrony, and the effects of climate on synchrony. Several diverse opportunities exist to contribute to and take leadership roles in ongoing research directions under this general area, in collaboration with current lab members and a network of researchers in the USA and Europe, and to develop new directions. We seek individuals who are demonstrably passionate about quantitative approaches to questions in population, community and landscape ecology that fit into the broad goals of the lab. A PhD or ABD in a related field is required for the postdocs. Researchers with backgrounds in life or physical sciences or computing or mathematics will be considered if they can demonstrate a driving motivation for both the quantitative approach and the biological questions of the lab. For questions contact Dan Reuman at reuman@ku.edu. To apply for a postdoctoral position see http://employment.ku.edu/staff/1768BR, and please submit a CV, cover letter of up to two pages, and your best publication. To apply for a PhD position, start by contacting Reuman in ample time for a December 1 departmental application deadline. Posted: 8/23/15.

Plant/Fungal/Soil Ecology/Biodiversity/Traits: These positions are advertised within the framework of the BMBF-funded project “Bridging in Biodiversity Science” (BIBS), a joint project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB). Three postdoc positions (end date 28.2.2019) are available in the Rillig lab at Freie Universität Berlin. See complete details. Please send all application materials as one pdf per email to Matthias Rillig (matthias.rillig@fu-berlin.de), indicating in the subject line the position code (e.g., “Rillig-empirical”). Position 1: RILLIG-empirical. Postdoc Aboveground-belowground trait interactions; this is for empirical work on a greenhouse experiment. Deadline forthcoming. Positon 2: RILLIG-synthesis. The postdoc will be chiefly responsible for carrying out a major synthesis/ conceptual task on “Synthesis of trait-based approaches and plant-soil interactions in the context of rapid transitions”. DEADLINE February 22, 2016. Position 3: RILLIG-data. Postdoc for central data management and data-driven synthesis. Deadline forthcoming. Posted: 2/2/16.

Intraspecific Trait Variation and Community Structure at a Continental Scale: Bryn Mawr College, PA, and Michigan State University, MI. We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral associate with experience in community ecology, ecological theory, data management, and Bayesian modeling. The postdoc will be expected to manage and analyze large spatial and temporal data sets, develop statistical and theoretical models, carry out analyses, and write manuscripts and proposals. The NSF-funded research utilizes National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) data from NEON sites and organismal samples (vegetation, small mammals, beetles) to determine how assembly processes internal to communities (e.g., biotic interactions, microenvironmental heterogeneity) and external to communities (e.g., climate, land use) combine to affect intraspecific trait variation and community structure across the continental USA. Ideal start timeframe is January 2016. Applicants must hold a PhD in ecology or related field by the start of the position, with a strong background in modeling, R, GIS, and writing. Experience with collaborative research and Bayesian approaches and/or theoretical modeling is desirable. This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for two years. To apply, email as a single PDF: 1) cover letter (2-pages maximum) with your research interests and qualifications for this position, 2) CV, 3) list of 3 references with contact information, and 4) 1 recent first-authored publication, to: Dr. Sydne Record (srecord@brynmawr.edu), and Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske (plz@anr.msu.edu). Application review will begin October 1, 2015. See the full ad here: http://communityecologylab.weebly.com/. Posted: 8/20/15.

Arctic Ecology and Remote Sensing: An interdisciplinary team at Columbia University (Natalie Boelman and Kevin Griffin) and the University of Idaho (Jan Eitel and Lee Vierling) recently received funding for several exciting positions to study Arctic-Boreal Ecology using Remote Sensing. We seek sincere, motivated, creative individuals to apply for one postdoctoral researcher position and three Ph.D. assistantships to work in the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic/Boreal ecosystems. Our team will make use of cutting-edge remote sensing tools and datasets to assess the vulnerability and resilience of Arctic/Boreal ecosystems to environmental change. Our specific objectives are to: (1) Integrate laser altimetry (LiDAR), passive spectral, and tree ecophysiological data to link the biophysical structure of one of the world’s largest ecological transition zones – the Forest Tundra Ecotone (FTE) - to its ecological function, and (2) Understand how highly mobile animals migrate and select habitat in the rapidly changing North American Boreal forest and Arctic tundra. Within a highly collaborative team environment, the accepted candidates will collectively learn cutting edge remote sensing tools and approaches in ecological remote sensing, including LiDAR and spectral image analysis. Financial support is available via a newly funded NASA Terrestrial Ecology project as part of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign. Preferred start date is May 2016, with 2 Ph.D. students headquartered at the U. of Idaho and 1 Ph.D. student and 1 postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. For more information, please send your CV, electronic transcripts, and brief statement of interest to Drs. Natalie Boelman (nboelman@ldeo.columbia.edu) and Jan Eitel (jeitel@uidaho.edu). Posted: 10/27/15.

Plant-Microbe Interactions: Two postdoctoral research positions are available in plant and microbial biology in the laboratories of Dr. Sabrina Russo and Dr. Karrie Weber at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. These positions are part of a multi-PI NSF-funded project investigating plant-microbe rhizosphere interactions in natural and agricultural systems. We are seeking two postdoctoral fellows with complementary expertise to work collaboratively with each other, Russo and Weber, and other project investigators on field, greenhouse, and lab-based research to identify how microbial community structure and function influence plant phenotypes using stable-isotope probing, metagenomics, and proteomics. The postdoctoral fellows will also have the opportunity to develop independent projects. We are looking for creative, independent scientists with expertise in the following or related areas: plant or microbial ecology and physiology, community and ecosystem ecology, bioinformatics, or molecular biology or -omics approaches. Qualified candidates will have a PhD in biology, ecology, microbiology, plant physiology, biochemistry, or related disciplines, as well as a demonstrated track record of scientific publication. Interested candidates should send a single PDF document with a cover letter explaining their interests and experience and a CV listing the names and contact information of three references to both Dr. Russo (srusso2@unl.edu) and Dr. Weber (kweber@unl.edu) with the subject line, “Postdoctoral Position”. For the full ad, see: http://biosci.unl.edu/employment-opportunities-0. Posted: 5/18/16.

Nitrogen-Fixing Microbiome of Arctic Mosses: I am seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join an NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project on moss and microbial controls over nitrogen fixation in Arctic ecosystems. This project will explore the role of moss population genetics and community structure in regulating the diversity and function of the nitrogen-fixing microbiome. The postdoc will focus on ecosystem- and moss species-level patterns of nitrogen fixation along a large-scale climate gradient in Alaska and in long-term manipulative experiments at Toolik Field Station and Denali National Park. The postdoc will collaborate with an interdisciplinary group, including an evolutionary biologist (Stuart McDaniel), a bio-statistician (Jose Miguel Ponciano), and a microbial ecologist (Noah Fierer), so candidates with broad interests in ecology and evolutionary biology are encouraged to apply. The post-doc will join Michelle Mack’s Lab in the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at Northern Arizona University and will be expected to lead fieldwork in the summer and lab work, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in the winter. There are three years of funding, depending on satisfactory performance, beginning in spring of 2016. Required Qualifications: a PhD in ecosystem ecology, plant ecophysiology or a related field. Preferred Qualifications: experience with fieldwork, field and laboratory measurements of plant functional traits, and stable isotope natural abundance and tracer techniques. Preferred interests: ecosystem ecology, plant-microbe interactions, and the evolution of symbioses. To apply, send a letter of intent explaining why you are interested in this position, a CV and a list of three references to michelle.mack@nau.edu. Applications will be considered as they are received. For full consideration, apply on or before February 1, 2016. Posted: 12/26/15.

Vegetation-Permafrost Interactions in an Arctic Boreal Forest: A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Geography at Colgate University to participate in a project focused on understanding ecosystem and vegetation influences on permafrost thermal dynamics. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for running a field component of the project at the Northeast Scientific Station in Cherskii, Russia, which primarily involves operation and interpretation of sap-flux and related micrometeorological measurements. The postdoc will spend substantial time in Siberia during the June – Sept field season, and should have experience in rugged field conditions. The ideal candidate will have experience or interest in working with high frequency time series data. Candidates with backgrounds in plant ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology, forestry, hydrology, physical geography, or remote sensing are encouraged to apply. Funding is available for two years, with an anticipated start date of January 1st 2016. Though the position involves no teaching responsibilities, it is ideally suited for candidates interested in exploring the liberal arts career path. To apply applicants should submit a cover letter describing relevant experience and qualification, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5659. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Contact Mike Loranty (mloranty@colgate.edu) with questions or for more information. Posted: 6/19/15, revised: 9/1/15.

Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Organic Matter Dynamics in Forest Soils: Department of Soil and Environment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. We look for a post-doc with a degree in biology or biotechnology and a focus on molecular biology and bioinformatics. The project will explore the interface between molecular biology and ecology with emphasis on the development of cutting edge techniques. The holder of the position will develop and employ bioinformatic methods to analyse high-throughput sequencing data for expression of selected genetic markers in complex fungal communities. Gene expression data will be interpreted in a genomic and phylogenetic context, to test new hypotheses on how soil fungi regulate organic matter dynamics in forest soils in relation to soil fertility and forestry. The project also includes a limited share of field sampling and molecular laboratory work. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Deadline: 11/15/15. Posted: 10/10/15.

Plant Transcriptomics and Microbiome Analysis: The Friesen Lab in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University is seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to data analysis and manuscript preparation for two funded projects investigating the transcriptomic connections linking plant-plant competition and plant-microbiome interactions in legumes (collaborative with Sharon Strauss at UC Davis) and grasses (collaborative with Sarah Evans, Lisa Tiemann, and Jim Cole at MSU). Key qualifications include a strong statistical and computational background with the ability to ask creative questions. Familiarity with Illumina data and bioinformatics is desired but not essential. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required along with a track record of timely publications. Funding is initially available for one year with renewal based upon performance. The successful applicant would be encouraged to develop independent lines of research in accordance with an individualized mentoring plan. The Friesen lab is located in the Molecular Plant Sciences building which is designed to foster collaboration. Please send a ~1 page statement of interest, CV, and contact info for 3 references to mfriesen@msu.edu. I will be attending the ESA meeting in Baltimore next week--drop me a line if you'd like to meet in person. Maren L. Friesen, Assistant Professor, Dept. Plant Biology, Michigan State University, 612 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI USA 48824-6481. Posted: 8/6/15.

Linking Root Traits and Ecosystem Processes: Under general supervision, the incumbent will conduct research within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program at ORNL. Specific research tasks include woody plant fine-root and rhizosphere responses to warming and elevated [CO2] at a new climate change experiment in northern Minnesota, as well as linkages among root dynamics and ecosystem carbon and water fluxes in a long-running AmeriFlux site in Missouri. Focused, self-directed research is also expected. This position resides in the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) and Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Details at: Postdoctoral Research Associate / NB50525061 End Posting Date: 1/4/2016. Posted: 11/30/15.

Permafrost Biogeochemistry: A 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in soil biogeochemistry and land-atmospheric interaction is available at Uni Research Climate in Bergen, Norway, with possibility of renewal. The candidate will be responsible for the fieldwork in northern Norway, particularly on CO2 and CH4 observations in close interaction with statisticians and modelers. Furthermore, the candidate will use EnKF (Ensemble Kalman filter) method to understand the processes related to CO2 and CH4 production and oxidation that can improve models. The successful candidate should have a PhD degree or the equivalent in the discipline of either geosciences, atmospheric science, soil science, or biology with a strong background in carbon and nutrient cycling. Furthermore, the candidate must present evidence that she/he is capable of conducting field campaign as well as data analysis skills using R or the equivalent. Previous experience with eddy covariance method would be highly beneficial. The candidate should have good understandings of soil biogeochemistry and previous experience with permafrost affected ecosystems is most beneficial. The successful candidate should further demonstrate: Knowledge in processes related to terrestrial carbon cycling, Experience with gas flux measurements in the field, Qualify control in the field and with data, Technical expertise in data analysis using R or the equivalent, Evidence of creativity and capability of independent research, Excellent writing and communication skills in English, Collaborate with researchers in different disciplines. The application must include: A 2-pg motivation letter including a statement of research interests, CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying activity), Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records, List of publications and/or awards and stipends that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee, If available, a copy of the PhD thesis, Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number), foreign applicants are recommended to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should either be in English or a Scandinavian language. Please visit the jobbnorge page to apply. Send electronic application by clicking on the button marked “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page. Applications must include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, a 2-pg letter of motivation describing yourself and outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the project, and contact details of at least two references. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered. For further information about the position please contact Hanna Lee (hanna.lee@uni.no). As a partner in BCCR, we can offer numerous training and career development opportunities via ResClim and CHESS (The Norwegian Research School on Changing Climate in the coupled Earth System). Deadline: 1st June 2016. The position starts ASAP but the start date is negotiable. Posted: 5/16/16.

Soil Biogeochemistry and Stable Isotope Ecology: A postdoctoral research associate position is available at Michigan State University to work on a U.S. Department of Energy funded project in the lab of Dr. Lisa Tiemann, collaborating with Drs. Sarah Evans, Maren Friesen and James Cole. The labs involved in this project work across several departments including Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Integrative Biology and Plant Biology. The recently funded project is focused on understanding linkages between the rhizosphere microbiome and the plant transcriptome that control plant C allocation in support of N acquisition. We envision this research associate will focus on soil biogeochemical assays and stable isotope analyses (including 15N pool dilution and 13CO2 pulse-chase coupled with stable isotope probing), but may also include microbial genomics and transcriptomics. The position will include some combination of the following activities: Assisting with field work in research sites across Michigan and Wisconsin; conducting and/or coordinating biogeochemical analyses, including stable isotope pulse-chase experiments and stable isotope probing; molecular work including DNA and RNA extraction, high-throughput quantitative-PCR, and sample preparation for sequencing; data analysis and manuscript preparation; presentation of results at national and international scientific meetings. In addition, the research associate will assist with lab organization and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in a stimulating research environment created by multiple researchers working on coordinated aspects of the project. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. with a research focus in soil ecology, soil microbiology, soil science, biogeochemistry, or a closely related field with preference given to those with experience in isotopic methods. Strong candidates will also possess the following attributes: A strong publication record from their Ph.D. (papers published, in press, or submitted); creativity, independence, and the desire to learn new things; excellent communication skills, both written and oral. The position is renewable annually for up to 4 years, contingent upon funding and/or job performance. A start date of September 1, 2016 is preferred, but alternative timelines will be considered and should be noted in the cover letter. All questions about the position and application materials should be submitted via email to: ltiemann@msu.edu. Applications should include: 1) a brief cover letter (no more than 2-pages) that highlights past research accomplishments, how your previous experience will benefit this project and your future research goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references. Posted: 3/28/16.

Tropical Microbial Ecology: Three Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), with generous support from the Simons Foundation, is pleased to announce a new research initiative to understand the roles played by microbiomes in tropical forests. This initiative is intended to expand dramatically our understanding of the identity, distribution, and function of tropical terrestrial microbiomes. As part of this initiative, we are accepting applications for three postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships are for three years, and each includes a stipend, travel and research funds, and relocation expenses to Panamá. Candidates should propose their own research projects related to this initiative. The proposed research should incorporate genomic and meta-genomic approaches and complement one or more existing strengths at STRI, including forest ecology, evolutionary biology of mutualisms, soil biology and biochemistry, behavioral ecology and evolution, and plant physiology. The positions will be based at STRI, and proposed research should be based primarily at facilities in Panamá, although comparative studies involving other sites may be included if strongly justified. Applications should consist of a single PDF containing a cover letter, a research proposal, a complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees. The research proposal should not exceed five single-spaced pages plus references and include a research budget. Please also include up to three significant reprints as separate files. Applications should be addressed to Adriana Bilgray, Office of Academic Programs (BilgrayA@si.edu). For inquiries contact Dr. William Wcislo, Deputy Director for Research (WcisloW@si.edu). Review of applications will begin 15 August 2016. Posted: 5/25/16.

Microbial Ecology: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) at Tulane University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Microbial Ecology. We aim to recruit an outstanding researcher with a Ph.D. and prior postdoctoral experience. We are particularly seeking applicants with strong research and publication records. We are seeking an applicant with expertise in plant-microbial symbioses and/or remediation with bacteria or fungi. The incumbent will work closely with Dr. Sunshine Van Bael to engage in independent and collaborative research exploring aspects plant-microbial symbioses as they pertain to phytoremediation and coastal restoration in the Mississippi River Delta and elsewhere in the northern Gulf Coast. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the following objectives: (1) laboratory work screening bacteria and fungi for use in remediation efforts, as well as community profiling of microbial communities using culturing and next-generation sequencing, (2) greenhouse work to collect data on plants from an oil spill project, (3) use of next-generation sequencing and analysis pipelines to describe microbial communities in plants and soil, (4) training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The incumbent will be encouraged to pursue other research areas that complement these topics. Preference will be given to candidates possessing in-depth topical knowledge in plant-microbial symbioses and remediation. The potential to obtain competitive extramural funding is also an important consideration. An initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation dependent upon performance and funding. Please apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/34658 - include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Questions for Dr. Van Bael can be directed to svanbael@tulane.edu; using the subject heading "Microbial Ecology Postdoctoral Position." Posted: 4/6/16.

Plant-Mycorrhizal Interactions: The Department of Biology at The College of Charleston invites applicants for a hybrid teaching/research postdoctoral position to work on the biology of fine roots and mycorrhizal fungi. In addition to participating in belowground research, the successful candidate will teach a half-time load (i.e., typically 6 contact hours per semester). Courses may include introductory biology for majors and non-majors, a sophomore level course in ecology, and/or courses in environmental and sustainability studies. The remaining time will be devoted to research involving undergraduates and possibly graduate students. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biology, Plant Biology, Ecology, Plant Physiology, Microbiology, or a closely related field. The exact area of research is somewhat flexible although the candidate will be expected to contribute to ongoing research on the dynamics of fine root and mycorrhizal interactions during root senescence. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of renewal. Start date is flexible but mid-fall, 2016 would be ideal. Apply at https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5014. For further information contact Seth Pritchard (pritchards@cofc.edu; 843-953-5995). Posted: 6/7/16.

Ectomycorrhizal Ecology of Boreal Forests: We are seeking a motivated postdoc to investigate the effects of aboveground disturbances on the composition of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in the boreal forest. This is a focused, one-year project which involves: molecular analysis of fungi collected from a range of sites in northern Alberta, Canada, bioinformatics, data analyses and the generation of publication(s). Successful candidates must have prior experience in using Sanger and next-generation sequencing technologies, and bioinformatics (e.g. QIIME). Proficiency in spoken and written English and demonstration of a successful publication record is required. Start-dates are flexible, but no later than August 1, 2016. Salary is CAN $40–50k per year depending on qualifications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. Interested candidates are encouraged to email (1) an unofficial transcript (PhD), (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a brief personal statement describing research and career goals to Justine Karst, justine.karst@ualberta.ca. This position will be under the direction of both Justine Karst and Simon Landhäusser at the University of Alberta. Closing date: March 15, 2016. Posted: 2/15/16.

Soil and Microbial Ecology: A full time postdoc position is available to explore effects of plant activity on soil microbes and decomposition in forest and grassland ecosystems under climate change. It is a joint project between Fudan University (FU), China, and Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia. The researcher will conduct experiments in state-of-the-art facilities of climate change at WSU, such as EucFACE and Whole Tree Chambers. The overall goal of the project is to understand microbial mechanisms governing soil carbon turnover and stability in a changing world. The successful candidate should be passionate about understanding ecosystem functions and using that knowledge to better understand our future environment. S/he will be responsible for preparing and conducting analyses of roots, soils, microbial carbon use efficiency, microbial communities and activities, soil respiration. S/he will be also responsible for synthesizing existing data and producing manuscripts for the peer-reviewed literature. This full time position is 2 years with a competitive salary plus benefits. S/he will be mainly based at the FU in Shanghai, and travel to Sydney, Australia, for field experiments. Most sample analyses and manuscript preparation will be done at the FU, which can offer 50% discount for hiring an apartment (one or two bedrooms) in the campus. We will offer travel allowance to Sydney. Preference will be given to applicants with peer-reviewed publications related to ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology and/or soil microbiology. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, microbiology, environmental biology or a related field. The following application materials should be emailed to both Drs. Ming Nie (mnie@fudan.edu.cn) and Elise Pendall (e.pendall@westernsydney.edu.au), with the email subject of “Postdoc Position Application”: (1) Cover letter describing general research interests, (2) CV, (3) One representative manuscript (preferably first authored and published), and (4) List of 3 references with contact information. Application materials received by June 30 will be given full consideration. Posted: 5/3/16.

Soil Microbial Ecology: Sylvie Quideau, Ed Bork, and Cameron Carlyle at the University of Alberta are seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a collaborative project investigating soil microbial response to disturbance in mixedgrass prairies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in soil microbiology, biogeochemistry, or microbial ecology. Experience with molecular approaches to characterize community composition and function is required. Strong verbal, written, and computational skills are essential. The project is funded by an NSERC-CRD grant. The successful candidate will be provided with an annual fellowship of CAD $45k. The position can start immediately and no later than August 2016. The initial appointment period will be for one year with the potential of renewal for an additional year. Interested candidates should e-mail their transcript, a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter that summarizes their qualifications and research goals, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Sylvie Quideau at sylvie.quideau@ualberta.ca. Posted: 3/3/16.

Soil Microbial Ecology & Biogeochemistry: A post-doctoral position is now available in the Ecology Center and the Department of Biology at Utah State University, Logan, UT. The successful candidate will contribute to a project examining how soil microbial growth efficiencies are influenced by drought in agroecosystems. Minimum qualifications include: a PhD in biogeochemistry, soil science, microbial ecology, or a related field; good quantitative skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; evidence of research productivity, demonstrated by publications in quality peer-reviewed journals; and the ability to work closely with others and independently at field sites. Additional background in analytical chemistry and stable isotope techniques is preferred. For more information and to apply, send a CV and list of three references to John Stark (john.stark@usu.edu). Posted: 1/29/16.

Soil Microbiologist/Root Scientist: The USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit in Raleigh, North Carolina is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a one year appointment with potential extension for an additional year. The incumbent will assess electrophoretic protein banding patterns of extracts from different root classes of soybean grown in aeroponics and soil. The incumbent will also determine Community Level Physiological Profiles (CLPP) of the microbial communities found in the rhizosphere of different root classes in soil grown soybean plants, correlate the CLPP data with the protein analyses, and, if time permits, begin an assessment of specific proteins/microbes involved in the interactions. Individuals with a recent (within 4 years) PhD in Plant Physiology or a related field (such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Pathology, or Soil Microbiology) and interest in the biology of the plant root-soil interface should contact Kent Burkey by email (Kent.Burkey@ars.usda.gov) or telephone (919-515-1620) for further information about this position and the formal application process. Posted: 11/23/15.

Soil Microbiology – Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Contaminant Fate and Transport Research Unit, U.S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside, California, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, (Research Soil Scientist/Soil Chemist/Soil Microbiologist) for a TWO-YEAR APPOINTMENT. A Ph.D. is required and the salary is commensurate with experience (minimum of $65k per annum) and includes benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply. The candidate will work in a team environment and (a) conduct experiments to study the fate and transport of antibiotics in the environment, (b) study the interactions of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance bacteria, and (c) develop information that could be used reduce the prevalence of antibiotic chemicals and/or antibiotic resistance in the environment. Interested individuals should send a curriculum vita to Dr. Scott Yates, USDA/ARS 450 W. Big Springs Rd., Riverside, CA 92507 or e-mail to scott.yates@ars.usda.gov. Posted: 11/6/15.

Stream Microbial Ecology: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertise in the area of stream microbial ecology. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on performance. The postdoc will work with Dr. John Kelly and Dr. Timothy Hoellein on a funded research project that will seek to quantify and identify sources, sinks, and biological interactions of microplastic particles in the eight major tributaries of Lake Michigan. The project will include extensive fieldwork as well as molecular analysis of plastic-associated bacterial communities. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, microbiology, or a related field, experience with stream ecology fieldwork, and a valid U.S. driver’s license. Under- represented minority candidates and those with prior experience in molecular microbial ecology, bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, and/or geographic information systems are especially encouraged to apply. Apply at http://www.careers.luc.edu and submit a letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a brief statement describing their research interests and experience. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be solicited immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact Dr. Kelly (jkelly7@luc.edu). Posted: 2/10/16.

Modeling Microbial DOC Transformation: A postdoctoral position is available at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia to work with an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, microbiologists an biogeochemists to develop models of DOC transformations using simultaneously collected transcriptomes and FTICRMS data. The postdoc will be supervised by Ford Ballantyne, but will regularly interact with the other PIs (Mary Ann Moran, Patricia Medeiros, John Amster and Barny Whitman) and postdoc(s) supported by the project. The main goals are to develop and parameterize models of microbially mediated transformations of DOC using transcriptomes, FTICRMS data and HPLC data, simultaneously collected during incubations. There will be ample opportunities to develop new statistical methods to link gene expression and changes in DOC composition and to estimate kinetic rate parameters for DOC transformations. A strong statistical background, prior experience with bioinformatics or the analysis of transcriptomes or systems biology modeling of metabolism are highly desired. Please submit a cover letter, a current CV, a two page statement describing research interests and accomplishment and pdfs of up to three publications to fb4@uga.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15. The term of appointment will be one year with a salary between $38 and $42k, depending on experience. The ideal starting date is sometime in the late spring or early summer, but some exibility in the dates of the appointment exists. Pending availability of funds, an additional appointment of 6-12 months may be possible. Posted: 1/16/16.

Microbial Diversity, Metagenomics/Bioinformatics, and Ecosystem Services: Postdoctoral Fellow. The Wine, Biodiversity & Climate Change Program is a scientific initiative of the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, developing strategies for biodiversity conservation along with Chilean wine industry. The project’s objective is to develop and promote conservation planning in human dominated ecosystems. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with strong expertise in metagenomics and bioinformatics, preferably with additional knowledge on community & ecosystems ecology, to join our research team aiming at linking microbial diversity and ecosystem services provision. This program was initiated in 2008 to engage winegrowers in the protection of the Chilean Mediterranean ecoregion, which lacks adequate protection within the Chilean Protected Areas Network, is highly impacted by human activities, and contains more than 50% of native Chilean vascular plants and vertebrates. Our primary interest has been to study how this ecosystem can continue providing ecosystems services to the wine industry and the local community today, and under future climate change scenarios. We aim to generate research and conservation plans, promoting stewardship of these ecosystems by knowledge transfer to wine growers and local communities. Post base: Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Universidad Austral de Chile, in Valdivia, Chile. The candidate is expected to travel to wine growing regions of Chile and Santiago for meetings. The post requires a valid driving license and a minimum level of Spanish. Additional Spanish language training will be available. The position will be initially for two years, starting at the latest in March 2016. Applications and other queries should be sent directly to Dr. Olga Barbosa (olga.barbosa@uach.cl) Applications should include: CV; Certificate of Doctoral Degree; Cover Letter describing professional motivation for this position. Two letters of recommendation. Only letters from researchers that demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the applicant will be considered. Deadline: December 31, 2015. Posted: 12/8/15.

Microbial Ecology: A Postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately to study links between composition and function in soil microbial communities and how they are modified by environmental change. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in microbial ecology, soil microbiology, biogeochemistry or closely related field at the time of appointment. Expertise with molecular techniques is required. Experience with high throughput sequencing, metagenomics, transcriptomics and associated bioinformatics is preferred. The initial appointment period will be for one year with the potential of renewal. Applicants should email a cover letter describing research experience and goals, a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Donald R. Zak, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041, drzak@umich.edu. Closing date is November 15th, 2015. Posted: 10/8/15.

Baboon Gut Microbiomes: A postdoctoral position applying ecological and evolutionary frameworks to understand the causes and consequences of gut microbial dynamics is available in the lab of Elizabeth Archie (University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences). The postdoc will have access to an unprecedented data set of 20,000 microbiome samples, collected from 600+ individual baboons and spanning over 15 years. These samples are currently being sequenced at the 16S rRNA v4 region in collaboration with the Earth Microbiome Project; data will be available in the spring of 2016. Samples were collected from the well-studied Amboseli baboon population in Kenya, which has long-term data on the baboons’ ecology, social interactions, health, and fitness. Applicants should have a strong background two or more of the following areas: microbial ecology, community ecology, evolution, behavior, bioinformatics, and genomics. Strong data analysis skills, including programming and statistical modeling experience, are preferred. Applicants will have the freedom to choose their own projects as long as they fit within the general interests of the collaborative research. The Archie lab offers congenial research environments that foster strong interdisciplinary training and collaborative exchange. Collaborators on this project include Jenny Tung, Ran Blekhman, Luis Barreiro, Stuart Jones, and David Boone (IU School of Medicine), all of whom are available for advice and interaction. The postdoc is funded by the Eck Institute for Global Health, and the Environmental Change Initiative at Notre Dame. To apply, send an email to Elizabeth Archie (earchie@nd.edu), including a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for at least two references. The anticipated start date is in late spring or summer 2016. Applicants should submit their materials by March 1 for full consideration. Posted: 1/27/16.

Microbial Ecology/Traits: Two postdoctoral associate positions are available in the Jones Lab at the University of Notre Dame. Position 1: We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic Ph.D. with research experience in microbial ecology and/or bacterial genomics. We expect applicants to have demonstrable experience in one or more of the previously mentioned fields, including substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant will collaborate with graduate students and post docs in the lab to address fundamental questions in microbial ecology. The successful candidate would be encouraged to pursue novel, collaborative questions in microbial ecology, but research activities could include laboratory studies with a diverse collection of environmental bacterial isolates, rapid evolution experiments, or field-based studies in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems. Fieldwork conducted at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) would be encouraged. Position 2: This position is part of a recently funded NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity project that will support research in microbial trait-based ecology. Work will be in collaboration with Drs. Jay Lennon and Ken Locey at Indiana University-Bloomington. We are seeking a creative and quantitative Ph.D. with significant research experience in trait-based ecology, ecological informatics, bioinformatics, or phylogenetic ecology. We expect applicants to have demonstrable experience in one or more of the previously mentioned fields, including substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant will collaborate with graduate students, post docs, and faculty associated with the project to address fundamental questions surrounding the maintenance of microbial diversity and its implications for ecosystem function. The research agenda is flexible, but could include analysis of microbial phenotypic and genomic trait data, investigation of phylogenetic signal in microbial trait or species composition data, and development and implementation of analytical or simulation models of microbial species interactions, including trait tradeoffs. Both positions: The University offers excellent facilities and resources including the Genomics Core Facility and the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. Start date is flexible, but review of applications will begin on August 15th, 2015. Applicants should send one single pdf with a cover letter explaining their research experience and future interests and a CV, plus the names of at least three references, to sjones20@nd.edu. Please put “Microbial Ecology Application” or “Trait-Based Ecology Application” in the subject line. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions: Stuart E. Jones, 264 Galvin Life Sciences, Notre Dame, IN 46556, (574) 631-5703, sjones20@nd.edu. Posted: 8/5/15.

Plant-Fungal Ecology: The Busby lab in the Botany and Plant Pathology Department at Oregon State University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to a three-year DOE-funded project that examines how ecological interactions in the leaf microbiome contribute to Populus defense. This position will involve collaboration with the Newcombe lab at the University of Idaho and the Plant Microbe Interfaces group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Our research group has broad interests in plant microbiome ecology and evolution, fungal community ecology and plant pathology. We use a mix of laboratory and greenhouse experiments, fieldwork, and bioinformatics to answer questions (next-gen amplicon sequencing, GWAS, RNA-Seq). Research related to the DOE-funded project will investigate how plant genetic resistance, fungal endophytes and eriophyid mites influence plant disease. The candidate will also be encouraged to develop independent projects. Ideal candidates will have a passion for studying plants and fungi as well as a desire to integrate ecological approaches with emerging molecular methods. The Botany and Plant Pathology Department at OSU is home to a diverse and talented group of researchers studying plants and fungi. Additional opportunities and resources at OSU include an array of field sites available for research (e.g. HJ Andrews Experimental Forest) and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing. Candidates should send an email describing their interest in the position along with a CV and two representative publications to Posy Busby (peb15@duke.edu). The position has an approximate start date of September 2016. Posted: 11/25/15.

Floral Microbes, VOCs and Pollinators: The research laboratories of John Beck, USDA-ARS Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit located in Albany, CA and Rachel Vannette, University of California Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology are pleased to announce a position vacancy for a postdoctoral research associate. The position is funded for two years through the ARS Postdoctoral Research Associate Program – Class of 2016. The selected candidate will conduct research on and develop methods to determine if pre-treatment of flowers with common floral-inhabiting microbes can 1) influence pollination and, 2) provide a biocontrol intervention of pathogenic microbe contamination of fruits in agricultural systems (e.g., toxigenic Aspergillus species infection, a food safety concern of several high-value commodities). The selected candidate will have demonstrated accomplishments in at least one of the following skills: ability to use sterile techniques to maintain cultures and conduct experiments using microorganisms; collect headspace volatiles (either static or dynamic) using current solid phase media (i.e., SPME, polymer-based SPE); analyze and identify collected volatiles via GC-MS, with experience using varying stationary phase columns; process, interpret, and summarize large data sets; literature searching; and, good oral and writing communication. Other useful skills include experience with: sequence analysis of microbial community composition; electrophysiological (e.g., GC-EAD) and/or behavioral studies of insects; conducting field experiments. The selected candidate must be a U.S. citizen and have earned a Ph.D. by the start date, and the Ph.D. be within the last four years. The Ph.D. should be in analytical chemistry, chemical ecology, microbiology, microbial ecology, plant science, or closely related field. The selected candidate will undergo a background investigation and fingerprint check. They will also be expected to identify promising areas of research within the project, define research goals, and complete the remainder of the research and reporting process. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. To apply, please send a CV, research interests, and the contact information of three professional references to John Beck (john.beck@ars.usda.gov) and Rachel Vannette (rlvannette@ucdavis.edu). Review of applications will take place in early November, but position will be open until filled with an approximate start date of January 2016 (flexible). Posted: 10/30/15.

Grassland Microbial Ecology: Post-Doctoral opportunity in microbial ecology and evolution within the global grassland phytobiome, University of Minnesota. Our research group seeks to hire a post-doctoral associate in the ecology and evolution of plant-associated microbes. The successful applicant will work on an experimental project with global reach (The Nutrient Network) as part of a team of ecologists and evolutionary biologists in the University of Minnesota's departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and Plant Pathology. The appointment is for one year renewable position, to begin as soon as possible. The scientific goal of this position is to examine the abiotic and biotic predictors and functional significance of fungal, bacterial, and viral symbionts of plant hosts, and determine plant microbiome effects on disease transmission. Experiments will encompass scales ranging from individual hosts and local host communities to regional and global bioclimatic and soil gradients. Projects will include quantification of bacterial, fungal, and viral communities within hosts using high-throughput sequencing and manipulative experiments in both the field and lab to examine the effects of the plant-associated microbial community on host fecundity and pathogen resistance, and on microbial fitness and transmission. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with mathematical modelers to use empirically-derived parameter values and test predictive models. We are particularly interested in applicants with metagenomics or organismal expertise in microbial biology and training in community ecology or evolutionary biology. Successful applicants will have experience and ability in laboratory techniques necessary for high-throughput sequencing and quantitative skills for manipulating and analyzing metagenomic ecological or evolutionary datasets. In addition to metagenomic lab and data skills, we seek applicants with the capacity to work well with our research team of postdocs, graduate students, and PIs collaborating on elements of the project. A conceptual overview of the larger project is described in Borer et al. 2013. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Linda Kinkel, kinkel@umn.edu. Apply for this position (Requisition #302399) via http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Posted: 7/14/15.

Biogeochemistry/Microbial Ecology: I am seeking a post-doctoral associate in biogeochemistry/microbial ecology with interests in aquatic ecology, ecosystems ecology, or related fields. The position is renewable annually based on performance for up to four years. The position pays $40k year plus full benefits and preferably will be filled by an individual that can start within the next three months. The post-doc will conduct research on denitrification in ephemeral aquatic environments using stable isotopes (MIMS) while examining the bacterial community using molecular methods and also develop their own research projects on topics of mutual interest. General research topics in my laboratory include-bacterial-fungal interactions, C and N cycling, algal-bacterial interactions, biofilms, urban ecology, and human impacts on streams. I will provide assistance in development of professional skills in areas such as grantsmanship, mentoring, presentations, communication with private and public stakeholders, etc. The post-doc will have access to a variety of instruments, university owned field sites, collaborations with private and public partners, and a network of university researchers from a variety of disciplines who study topics related to ecology, water, urban design, etc. If you are interested, please send me an e mail (lleff@kent.edu) describing your research interests and experiences along with your CV plus the names and contact information for at least 3 references. Laura Leff, Professor, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University. Posted: 7/12/15.

Dry Forest Ecology and Management: The Disturbance and Restoration Ecology team of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, is offering a post-graduate research fellow opportunity through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to work with team scientists conducting research related to disturbances in dry forest ecosystems, including dry forest restoration, wildlife habitat ecology and management, fire ecology, and climate change impacts. The research fellow will assist scientists with data management, development and implementation of spatial and statistical analyses, and preparation of reports and publications. Specific research contributions are expected to include: •Contributing to research papers through literature reviews, analysis, writing, and creating tables, graphs, text and maps •Developing, managing, and querying databases •Assisting scientists in planning and implementing statistical analyses •Compiling spatial data and conducting spatial analyses using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) •Gathering, organizing and interpreting data for proposals, reports, and publications •Writing scripts and programs for use with databases, GIS, and statistical analysis •Providing occasional logistical support and planning for research projects and field work •Compiling and reviewing scientific literature on specific topics. The starting date for the research fellow will be between July 1 and September 15, 2016, depending on candidate availability. The initial appointment is for one year, but the appointment may be extended to provide additional years given continued funding and satisfactory performance. The research fellow will be located at the Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Wenatchee, WA, USA. Qualifications desired: •Experience working on research projects and writing research papers •Ability to program in R, SAS, Python, SQL, and/or Visual Basic •MS or PhD degree (or equivalent education and experience) in forestry, ecology, wildlife biology, computer science, statistics, or related field •Strong background in quantitative sciences, including both conceptual knowledge and practical skills with statistics, databases, and GIS •Computer programming knowledge and experience •Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only. For more information, see the full announcement. Deadline: 5/22/2016.

Forest/Fire/Earth/Climate: Earth Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder seeks 7 Post-Doctoral Research Scholars in the areas described below: Fire, Forest Health, Decision and Risk Analysis, Erosion, Permafrost in a Warming Climate, Data Harmonization, and Extremes and Threshold Behaviors in Coupled Natural and Social Systems. Candidates are responsible for carrying out Earth Lab’s research program. Successful candidates must have content knowledge and data analytics skills relevant to each theme, as well as eagerness to bridge among the themes, and interact with specialists in data analytics, visualization, and informatics in a High Performance Computing environment. Interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is a plus, as Earth Lab is committed to advancing education and developing the Earth Systems data analytics workforce. Interest in interacting with the private sector, especially companies providing environmental sensing data and analysis, from space, aerial, and in situ platforms, is also desirable. Overall Qualifications: •Doctoral degree in natural or social sciences related to the Earth Lab mission themes. •Strong quantitative background. •Experience in, or willingness to learn, appropriate programming and data analytic tools. Ideally the candidates will have experience programming in languages such as R, Python, and Linux and using geospatial analysis software such as QGIS or ArcGIS. •Experience integrating and analyzing large, and/or heterogeneous datasets, including Earth observations from remote-sensing platforms. •Experience working with a High Performance Computing environment is a plus. •Demonstrated publication and grant-writing skills. Full details. DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 18, 2016. Posted: 12/2/15, revised: 2/1/16.

Forest Ecology: The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in partnership with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in forest ecology. We encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplines that intersect with ecology including evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, microbial biology, biogeography, soil science, and plant physiology. Research will be based at ASE and will take advantage of one or more of STRI's CTFS-ForestGEO research sites in Asia. To apply, send a single PDF file containing a cover letter with an overview of the proposed research, CV, contact information for three references, and a realistic research budget, not to exceed $15,000 USD. Applicants should also submit two relevant publications or manuscripts. Send materials to Kristin Powell, CTFS-ForestGEO Program Manager, at ForestGEO@si.edu. Rolling review of applications will begin 1 January 2016. Applicants should consult with CTFS-ForestGEO, STRI or ASE scientific staff before submitting a final application. The starting date is flexible; earlier start dates are preferred. For further information on the position, contact Stuart J. Davies (daviess@si.edu). The annual stipend is $65k. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 11/10/15.

Forest Ecology: The Morton Arboretum invites nominations and applications for a full-time research position in Forest Ecology, who will be part of the newly established Center for Tree Science. The successful candidate will be a broadly trained forest ecologist with an expertise in community ecology, forest restoration, urban forests, or related field with a keen interest to bridge the gap between academic research and applied management. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an internationally recognized research program that will attract extramural funding, publish in leading scientific journals, be highly collaborative within the Center for Tree Science and contribute to the Arboretum’s management, conservation, and development of global forests. The new hire will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students through a growing internship program and to develop an association with one of the many prestigious research institutions in the Chicago region. Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in plant ecology with a strong background in one of the following: community ecology, forestry, eco-physiology, spatial analysis, phylogenetics, or applied management; familiarity with regional forests is desirable. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two representative publications, a statement of research interest, and the names and contact information for three references to jobs@mortonarb.org. For further information or to nominate candidates, please contact Dr. Chuck Cannon, Director of the Center for Tree Science at (630) 719-2071 or ccannon@mortonarb.org. Posted: 9/30/15, revised: 10/27/15.

[position filled] Forest Ecology: Climate change impacts on forest biodiversity: individual risk to subcontinental impacts. A post-doctoral position in forest ecology is available in the Dietze lab at Boston University as part of a large cross-site collaborative experimental forest gap study across as suite of eastern US temperate and subtropical forests. Duties: Candidate will be responsible for making forest demographic and ecosystem measurements for two study sites (New Hampshire, Wisconsin). These sites are part of a larger cross-site study of 15 sites spanning from Puerto Rico to New Hampshire. Candidate will also work in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of ecologists and statisticians to assess sensitivities to climate change and will contribute to cross-site synthesis efforts using the Ecosystem Demography terrestrial biosphere model and PEcAn model informatics system. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in plant ecology or a related ecological or environmental science. Experience with, or interest in learning, Bayesian statistics, ecosystem modeling, and ecoinformatics tools is preferred. 18 months of funding is available. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, and contact info for 3 references to Dr. Michael Dietze (dietze at bu.edu). Posted: 8/31/15.

Soil Heating Patterns in Pine Barrens Restoration: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher for a project investigating soil heating processes and the effects of soil heating on soil carbon, nutrients, seedbanks and hardwood regeneration. The researcher will be co-advised by Dr. Jessica Miesel (MSU) and Dr. Randy Kolka (USDA FS NRS) and will be responsible for coordinating, planning and conducting the field and laboratory components of the project, with assistance from field and laboratory technicians. Primary responsibilities will be focused on soil carbon and nutrient response to heating, however, opportunity will exist to participate in seedbank response, vegetation response, and/or soil heat flux modeling depending on interest. The post-doctoral researcher will be an integral member of an active research team and will be expected to develop independent research related to the overall goals of the project, to actively participate in publishing and proposal writing, and to contribute to mentoring student researchers involved in the project. The position will begin as a one-year appointment, with extension available to 2.5 years depending on satisfactory performance. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD in soil science, ecology, fire science, forestry, or related field; 2) demonstrated success in managing complex projects, including planning and conducting field work to meet multiple research objectives and supervising field and laboratory assistants; and 3) excellent verbal and written communication skills including publishing in peer-reviewed research journals. Location: The position will be based in East Lansing, MI, USA; however, field seasons beginning in May will be based near Ashland, WI. Shared housing will be provided during the field season. To Apply: Applicants should email as a single PDF: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number), and 4) three samples of professional writing, to Dr. Jessica Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning September 15, 2015 so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Desired start date is early January 2016. For more information: Contact Dr. Jessica Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu. In-person meetings or interviews can be arranged for applicants attending the Fire Ecology & Management Congress in San Antonio, TX, 16-20 November 2015 or the Soil Science Society of America Conference in Minneapolis, MN, 15-18 November 2015. Posted: 8/2/15.

Successional Dynamics in Boreal Forests: The Northern Plant Ecology Lab (NPEL) at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) is looking to fill a one-year post-doctoral fellowship (PDF) focused on successional dynamics in boreal forests (more details). This is a limited term, 1 year PDF position paid at a rate of $40-45k per year, with a portion of funds allocated to project travel as needed. The fellowship will be held in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Jill Johnstone. Residence in Saskatoon is not required, however the PDF should be willing to travel to Saskatoon a few times during the year to facilitate collaborative work. We are looking for a candidate who has completed a PhD within the past five years, and who shows evidence of strong quantitative skills and experience with forest ecology and vegetation succession. Ability to work independently and meet regular milestones is essential, as are strong communication skills in English. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and examples of 2 research papers to Dr. Jill Johnstone by email (jill.johnstone@usask.ca). Your cover letter should address your interest in the project and what skills and experience you can bring to the work. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Review of applications will start on 6 November 2015, and we hope to fill the position for a January 1, 2016 start date. Posted: 10/30/15.

Macroecology and Biogeography: The department of Biodiversity, Macroecology and Conservation Biogeography (Prof. Dr. Holger Kreft) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen invites applications for a position of a Postdoctoral researcher in macroecology and biogeography. The full-time position is initially available for three years, can be extended for another three years after positive evaluation and should be filled as soon as possible. The position involves a limited amount of teaching (4 credit hours/semester) and is suitable to develop an independent research profile and to gain experience in teaching and supervision that qualifies for a professorship (habilitation). Research aims at understanding biodiversity patterns at different spatial scales and how they are affected by natural drivers and human activities. We use vascular plants and terrestrial vertebrates as model groups and have built up several unique global biodiversity data sets. Our current research focuses on basic and conservation-related topics in predictive geostatistical modelling, island biogeography, testing of biodiversity hypotheses, analyses of phylogenetic, functional, and species diversity, and tropical ecology. Applicants should hold a recent PhD in ecology, biogeography or a closely related field. The successful candidate has a compelling publication record as well as outstanding analytical and writing skills. Experience in at least two of the following areas is required: management and analysis of large relational databases, GIS, advanced statistical methods (preferably in R), advanced scripting and programming languages (e.g. Python, C++). We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with the ability to work both independently and in teams. We explicitly welcome applications from abroad. Please send a letter of motivation (max 2 pages, outlining your research interests and how you plan to integrate your research in the group), a CV including a complete publication list, a copy of your best publication, and the contact details of two academic references to hkreft@uni-goettingen.de. Please merge all these documents into a single PDF, and include your name in the file name. Application documents will be deleted after a safekeeping period of five months. Deadline: December 15 2015. For further information visit the link above or contact Holger Kreft (hkreft@uni-goettingen.de). Full job ad. Posted: 11/2/15.

Plant Evolutionary Biogeography: We are seeking a 3 year post-doctoral researcher with interests in phylogenetics and the evolutionary biology of plants. The position is funded for three years as part of a new Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund project on “the evolution of the functional diversity of forests” led by Prof. Steven Higgins (Botany) and Prof. David Bryant (Mathematics and Statistics) at University of Otago, New Zealand. The project aims to explore the relationships between the evolution of species and functional diversity in plants. We will estimate how niche geometry evolves in conifer and angiosperm forest tree lineages by integrating recent progress in biophysical niche modelling with phylogenetic methods for ancestral trait reconstruction. The exact project tasks will, however, be tailored to reflect your expertise and interests. The project requires skills in plant physiology, evolutionary biology, mathematical ecology and phylogenetics or an aptitude to learn these skills. Candidates should have first degrees in Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or related subjects. The position offers a stimulating research environment. Otago is New Zealand's top-ranked university for research. The Dunedin campus provides a lively intellectual environment and is home to excellent research groups in ecology, evolution, genetics and ecological and evolutionary statistics. Additionally, the project involves international collaborations with paleo-ecological and paleo-climatic groups based at BiK-F in Germany. The preferred starting date is 4 January 2016. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita and the names and contact details of three references. Applications should be submitted by 12 October 2015, although we will consider applications until the position is filled. Please direct enquiries to Steven.Higgins@otago.ac.nz. Apply here. The salary level is PD01, which is NZ$ 72k per annum. Posted: 9/29/15.

Grassland Community Ecology/Invasive Species: Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin. We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to research South Texas grassland ecology in systems that have been disrupted by woody plant removal and introduction of exotic grasses (e.g. buffel grass and guinea grass). The Postdoc will work closely with both UT researchers and ranch biologists to assess responses to different ongoing management treatments of grazing and fire aimed at restoring native diversity. The Postdoc will: 1) develop and test hypotheses to elucidate mechanisms of plant community dynamics under ongoing and historic land management, and 2) document baseline conditions in advance of future microbial treatments or biological control introductions aimed to reduce negative impacts of invasive exotic grasses. The Postdoc will develop a research program according to his/her expertise, and will also support ongoing studies into grass decomposition and biological control. While the position is based at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory, and appointed in the Department of Integrative Biology, the job will involve substantial field work at several remote study sites in South Texas in a ranching and wildlife management environment and culture. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in ecology of plant communities and should have a strong publication record. The position requires a demonstrated capacity for conducting field techniques for sampling plant communities (especially grasslands) and design of field experiments to elucidate community processes, plant demography and productivity, with experience of GIS and multivariate analyses of plant community dynamics on landscapes. The position is supported by grant funding, and is renewable on an annual basis for up to three years, depending on progress and performance. Application packages should include your detailed resume, a cover letter describing your interests, and names and contact details of 3 references. Application reviews will begin late January, 2016 and the successful candidate is expected to begin by March 2016. If interested, please send your application materials or queries to Dr Larry Gilbert lgilbert@austin.utexas.edu and/or Dr Rob Plowes rob.plowes@austin.utexas.edu. Posted: 12/9/15, revised: 1/22/16.

Invasive Plant Biological Control: The USDA-ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is currently seeking a post-doctoral associate for a project involving the implementation and evaluation of classical biological control agents targeting Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum, in the greater Everglades ecosystem. It was introduced to Florida for horticultural use and was first reported as naturalized in 1965. It is now widespread in wetland and mesic habitats in south and central Florida. Lygodium microphyllum invades both disturbed and ecologically sensitive areas, degrading habitats and reducing ecosystem services. The vine has indeterminate rachis growth and can climb 20 meters or more into trees or extend horizontally and often forms dense monocultures. It produces incredible numbers of windborne spores that can be self-compatible. Lygodium microphyllum also forms a persistent rhizome, which is difficult to kill using traditional techniques such as herbicide or prescribed burns, resulting in re-growth post-treatment. Two biological control agents are currently available for release against L. microphyllum in Florida: the moth Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and the leaf-rolling mite Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae). Both have a widespread but patchy distribution throughout the expanding range of L. microphyllum in Florida. The objective is to establish viable populations of N. conspurcatalis and F. perrepae on Old World climbing fern in southern Florida as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). To this end, the post-doctoral associate will manage the mass rearing, release, evaluation, and monitoring of these agents. The ultimate goal is to increase suppression of Old World climbing fern throughout the CERP area. The post-doctoral research associate will supervise mass rearing of the agents and collaborate with the principle investigator in developing a release and monitoring study design. The successful candidate will also develop contacts and interact with cooperators and land managers from various agencies, participate in a field-based evaluation of impacts, and will be responsible for data collection, data analysis, and dissemination and publication of results. The post-doctoral associate will also participate in other related research activities as directed. The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident seeking citizenship recently awarded a Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or related field. This position is a GS-11 temporary 2 year appointment, depending on funding, that can be renewed once, with the total appointment not to exceed 4 years. The position is available immediately. No relocation expenses will be paid. Send CV, transcripts, and contact information for three references to Ellen.Lake@ars.usda.gov by 5:00 PM EST March 11, 2016. Posted: 3/7/16.

Biological/Chemical Methods to Control a New Invasive Beetle: A Research Associate position (post-doc level preferred, but post-MS level also welcomed) is available in the Dept. of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The successful applicant will mainly work on a research project exploring biological and chemical methods to control a new invasive pest, coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), in Hawaii. Research will include both lab and field components. The successful applicant will work in Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng's lab (PI), and will have close interaction with several other faculty members who are involved with CRB research. The successful applicant will also assist PI with supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and other activities. Candidates should have PhD or MS in Entomology, or other closely related field. Experience with biological control of insect pests using entomopathogenic nematodes, Beauveria bassiana, etc. is highly desirable. Being able to drive a car is a plus because there will be field trips/trials in this project. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with possible extension contingent on funding and performance. The salary is $39k/year, plus full University of Hawaii benefits. Expected start date is as soon as possible, and could be as early as August 2015. Interested candidates please submit items below to Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng at cheng241@hawaii.edu - a cover letter stating research interests and accomplishments, - CV, and academic transcripts (unofficial okay initially), - copies of two relevant publications, - contact info of three references. Please feel free to email Dr. Cheng with questions. Sincerely, Zhiqiang Cheng, Ph.D., Assistant Extension Specialist (Turfgrass and Landscape Pest Management), Dept. of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822. Posted: 7/20/15.

Invasive Species Modeling and Analysis: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in invasive species modeling. The incumbent will conduct research on a NSF funded project to study the distribution and dispersal of invasive plants in the eastern U.S. We seek a highly motivated, well-organized person with strong quantitative skills to work on an interdisciplinary project that involves modeling of invasive species distributions and dispersal with the consideration of invader traits, characteristics of recipient systems, and socioeconomic drivers. Ideal candidates will excel in a fast-paced environment where the postdoctoral associated is given a leadership role of managing small groups of graduate students on tasks directed toward the development of an overarching modeling framework of invasive dynamics at subcontinental scales. The postdoc will be hosted in the Fei lab. A PhD in ecology, forestry, geography, or biology is required with expertise in invasion ecology, modeling, and spatial analysis. Experience with R programming, GIS, and other analytical tools are highly desirable. Ability to work with researchers across a variety of disciplines is required. Available immediately. Review Date: Review of application materials will begin on January 1, 2016. Duration of Appointment: 18 months. Salary: $41k/y plus health care benefits. To apply, please send statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: SongLin Fei, Ph.D. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University 715 W. State St. West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033 Email: sfei@purdue.edu Office phone: 765-496-2199. Posted: 12/8/15.

Brown Treesnake Research, Guam: This is a federal term appointment, initially for one year but with the possibility of extension for up to four years depending on future funding levels. The position is on Guam, working with an excellent group consisting of USGS employees and contractors all focused on conducting research on control and containment of the Brown Treesnake. Applications will be accepted through 16 November 2015. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Duties will include leading or cooperating on a mix of assigned and original research projects, focusing on applied research to develop and test Brown Treesnake control tools, assess ecological effects of snake control, prevent the spread of snakes to other islands in the Pacific, and improve detection and capture of snakes at low densities. We're looking for someone with proven ability to conduct and publish ecological research. A motivated individual will have numerous opportunities for both first and shared authorship on peer-reviewed articles. Must be willing to work nights and humanely euthanize snakes and other vertebrates. Contact Bob Reed (reedr@usgs.gov) for additional questions about job duties etc, but note that applications must be submitted through USAJobs. The position is directly supervised by the Invasive Species Science Branch Chief in Ft. Collins CO, and the incumbent will also work closely with other PI's and staff in Ft. Collins. All applications must be submitted through USAjobs. See information on the USAJobs recruitment announcement for job qualifications for a GS11 Ecologist – read these and the other application requirements carefully to make sure your application package is complete. Transcripts are a required component. After initial applications are screened by Human Resources, qualified applicants will be given 5 days to provide written answers to questions relating to knowledge, skills, and abilities (these are provided in the online job announcement). Starting salary is $58k. Federal salary on Guam includes a portion that is tax-free, and there's no sales tax on Guam. Full federal relocation benefits are not provided as part of this recruitment, but a relocation incentive may be offered. Start date is negotiable, but we're hoping for a spring 2016 start. Closes: 11/16/15. Posted: 11/3/15.

Research Ecologist, Invasive Species: The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is seeking applications for a permanent research ecologist position (GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14) within the invasive species branch. The position will focus on invasive species distribution and/ or abundance modeling. We are seeking someone with strong technical skills and vision to continue to position USGS as a leader in this field. Applications will be accepted through August 7. Salary range from $74-137k. More details can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/409374000. Posted: 7/23/15.

Community Ecology, Damselflies: A full-time, two-year, NSF funded Post Doctoral Fellow position in Community Ecology is available in the Siepielski Laboratory housed in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas (Position # 15781). The position is available for one year (anticipated start is January 2016, although this is flexible), with possibility of extension for one additional year based on satisfactory performance. The applicant will explore how niche and neutral processes may vary along a latitudinal gradient adopting theoretical, observational and experimental approaches. [Note, this is a different position than the three-year evolutionary ecology position posted below.] Duties: The applicant will conduct field, laboratory and theoretical studies aimed at understanding the contributions of niche and neutral processes in shaping community structure of a diverse damselfly (Odonata) assemblage. The applicant is also expected to help oversee daily operations in the lab, organize field studies, prepare reports and manuscripts and present results at scientific conferences. The applicant will also be strongly encouraged to develop his/her own projects under the purview of the grant. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology or related field. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary community ecology theory, mathematical modelling, experience managing large complex field experiments and experience programming in R. Ability to conduct field work independently. Knowledge of aquatic invertebrate identification is preferred, but not required. Experience with proposal writing and grant management. Essential: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to collaborate effectively with students and an international community; solid work ethic, strong time-management and multi- tasking skills; attention to detail; creative problem-solving nature and commitment to adopt and implement new methodological and analytical approaches. Applications include: Cover letter, CV, research statement, names and contact information of three references. All documents are to be submitted to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/9581 by December 1, 2015. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (UARK) is a Tier I research university located in the Ozark Mountains. The faculty and graduate students at UARK are highly interactive and include an internationally known group of evolutionary biologists and ecologists. We are located in an ideal setting for field-based projects in aquatic systems (AR boosts more than 2,300 lakes and thousands of smaller ponds, and equally impressive numbers of rivers, streams and creeks). Posted: 10/21/15.

Evolutionary Ecology/Population Genomics, Tropical Insects: The Forbes Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Iowa is seeking a highly motivated evolutionary ecologist with an interest in tropical insect diversity and expertise in population genomics for a 2-3 year postdoctoral position funded by NSF’s Dimensions of Biodiversity Program. The aim of the project is to examine patterns of present day and historical gene flow among species in the tephritid fruit fly genus Blepharoneura and the same for the Bellopius parasitoid wasps that attack Blepharoneura flies. These flies and wasps are highly host-specific, incredibly diverse, and many species often overlap in their apparent niche space. A major goal is to understand why these insects are so diverse. The postdoc will develop and score double-digest RAD markers for several existing fly and wasp collections from across Central and South America, use those data to model gene flow and migration within each fly and wasp species, and collaborate with other project participants to test hypotheses regarding species interactions and the origin of reproductive isolation in these hyper-diverse insect systems. More information about this system can be found in the following two publications: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/320/5878/928.short http://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6176/1240.short Education required: •PhD in evolutionary biology or closely related field. Desirable Qualifications: •Experience developing and working with RAD-based marker system (or similar marker system) in non-model organisms •Strong background in population genetics / genomics •Interest in diversification, insect evolutionary ecology, insect population genomics, or related field •Interest in working as part of a collaborative research team Preferred Starting date: September 2016 (negotiable). Application Deadline: March 15th, 2016 (or until position is filled). How to apply: send C.V., a letter of inquiry, two representative publications (if available), and contact information for three potential referees to: andrew-forbes@uiowa.edu Informal inquiries or questions about the position may also be sent to the same email address. Posted: 1/22/16.

Conservation Research on a Parasite of Darwin's Finches: Post-doc or PhD position available. The muscid fly Philornis downsi attacks nestling birds and has invaded the Galapagos Islands, where it is causing mortality of endemic birds including Darwin’s finches. We are conducting research on parasitoids of this fly from its native range, which includes mainland S. America. This research involves sampling, rearing and life-history studies and host-and habitat-specificity experiments. The studies will be conducted in Minnesota, USA, as well as the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador. The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers focusing on conservation of Darwin’s finches through management of P. downsi. Qualifications for this position include: a PhD or M.S. in biology, entomology or a related field of study, the ability to speak Spanish and English, experience with insect behavior experiments and experience with parasite/parasitoid life cycles. The position can be filled at the Post-doc or Ph.D. level and is available as early as March 15, 2016. It has a duration of 2 years. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately until a suitable candidate can be found. Please email C.V., statement of interests, and names and email addresses of 3 references to: George E Heimpel, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, heimp001@umn.edu. Posted: 1/22/16.

Evolutionary Ecology, Painted Turtle: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Fredric Janzen to help lead NSF-funded projects examining the roles of climate, maternal effects, and sex-specific fitness in the evolutionary ecology of environmental sex determination, focusing on the painted turtle. The goal is to explore how these major factors affect population dynamics and sex-ratio evolution in nature. This now 28-year study involves observational and experimental research at (1) a primary field site (Turtle Camp) along the Mississippi River near Clinton, IA, (2) a network of additional sites across North America, and (3) Iowa State University in Ames, IA. The postdoc will be central to most aspects of the projects and thus strong mentoring, communication, writing, and analytical/modeling skills are essential. In addition to facilitating goals of the overarching projects, the successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to develop her/his own independent research. The ideal applicant should have solid experience in field biology, experimental design, climate and demographic databases, and evo-eco modeling, plus a strong background in ecology, evolution, and statistics. A Ph.D. in ecology or evolutionary biology is necessary. Current funding for the position is available for two years, with annual renewal contingent on performance, emphasizing progress on teamwork, data collation and analysis, modeling, and writing. The successful candidate must be available no later than 1 July 2016. Up to 1 month annually may be spent at Turtle Camp (see link above), but the primary location for the postdoc will be at Iowa State University, where data analysis, modeling, and writing manuscripts will be emphasized. Examples of recent publications related to these projects include: 1) Refsnider & Janzen (2016) J Hered 107:61-70. 2) Schwanz et al. (2016) Evolution 70:329-341. 3) Mitchell et al. (2015) Funct Ecol 29:268-276. 4) Refsnider et al. (2014) Evol Ecol 28:977-989. 5) Spencer & Janzen (2014) Proc R Soc Lond B 281:10.1098/rsbl.2014.0831. 6) Mitchell et al. (2013) Proc R Soc Lond B 280:10.1098/rspb.2013.2460. 7) Telemeco et al. (2013) Am Nat 181:637-648. To apply, e-mail Fredric Janzen (fjanzen@iastate.edu) with (1) a brief (< 1 page) cover letter explaining your research interests, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and end on 31 March 2016, shortly after which a suitable candidate will be selected. Posted: 3/5/16.

Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Matthew Walsh at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Walsh lab studies the interplay between ecological and evolutionary forces in aquatic environments. There are opportunities for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue research in existing study systems in lakes in Alaska, Wisconsin, and Connecticut. This includes a current NSF funded project that is addressing the link between long-term ecological change and evolution in zooplankton in lakes in Alaska and Wisconsin (though the position is not tied to this project). The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop her/his own independent research. I am looking for a candidate that has a background in aquatic ecology and interests in evolutionary ecology. Prior experience analyzing long-term data and/or performing experiments with zooplankton or fish is also desirable. A Ph.D. in ecology or evolutionary biology is necessary. The duration of the position is for a minimum of two years with annual renewal contingent on performance. The start date is flexible although ideally the position will begin sometime this summer. To apply, e-mail Matthew Walsh (matthew.walsh@uta.edu) with a brief (< 1 page) cover letter explaining your research interests, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Posted: 3/11/16.

Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology: We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral scholar to work on a NSF-funded collaborative project to investigate how climate-induced changes in species distributions, and the novel communities that result, impact multiple ecosystem functions in montane and subalpine ponds in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The overall aim of the project is to test how species range shifts along local and regional gradients in the dominant group of detritivores (caddisfly larvae) affect multiple ecosystem processes, including the transfer of detrital energy to detritivore secondary production, release of detritus-bound nutrients for algal uptake, bottom-up effects of algae on herbivores, and ecosystem metabolism. The project involves field experiments, modeling, and comparative analyses of data from whole ponds. Expertise in one or more of the following area are highly desired: tracing carbon and nitrogen through food webs/ecosystems, dissolved and particulate nutrient analyses, organic matter processing, ecosystem metabolism, modeling the effects of community composition on ecosystem processes. The postdoctoral scholar will spend the first year in the Biology Department at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, under the supervision of Scott Wissinger, and the second and third year in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC under the supervision of Brad Taylor. During summers time will be spent at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory working with these two PIs and another PI on the project, Hamish Greig, and his students from the University of Maine. The position affords an excellent opportunity to interact with a diverse and vibrant group of ecologists, including senior to junior PIs, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate students from multiple institutions. In addition to the research opportunities, this position provides a unique opportunity for a postdoc to develop his or her teaching and mentoring skills. The postdoc will assist the PIs in developing a Collaborative-Institution Undergraduate Research Experiment (CURE) as described in the NSF project. The CURE integrates the hypotheses and experimental design of the main research project in Colorado with the respective freshwater ecology courses at the three institutions to investigate the consequences of climate-induced latitudinal species range shifts on multiple ecosystem functions. The postdoc will have the opportunity to publish the pedagogical and research from the CURE as well as publish research-based papers from the field research in Colorado. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement explaining how your expertise and interest align with the project, and provide contact information for three references to ecopostdoc@allegheny.edu. Applicants must have completed a PhD by at least 15 June 2016. For consideration, application materials should be submitted by 15 April 2016. Posted: 3/11/16.

Evolutionary Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrate Communities: A full-time Post Doctoral Fellow position in Evolutionary Ecology is available in the Siepielski Laboratory housed in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas Main Campus (Fayetteville, AR). The position is available for one year (starting January 2016; start date is flexible), with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance. The applicant will explore contemporary issues in ecology and evolutionary biology adopting cutting-edge theoretical, observational and experimental approaches. The applicant will conduct field, laboratory and theoretical studies aimed at understanding the contributions of ongoing evolutionary processes in shaping community structure of aquatic invertebrates. The applicant is also expected to oversee daily operations in the lab, organize field studies, prepare reports and manuscripts and present results at scientific conferences. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology or related field. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with analyzing large data sets; quantitative genetics, mathematical theory; experimental design. Applicants with backgrounds primarily in theoretical and mathematical approaches are also encouraged to apply. Prior experience in aquatic systems is preferred, but not necessary. Applications include: Cover letter, CV, research statement, names and contact information of three references. All documents are to be submitted to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/9447 by December 1, 2015. Questions can be addressed to Adam Siepielski at amsiepie@uark.edu. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the US on the first day of employment. Adam M. Siepielski, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR, 72701, Ph: 1-479-575-6357. Posted: 9/30/15, revised: 10/21/15.

Herbarium Curator: New Mexico State University seeks to fill a new full-time, 12-month, promotable, non-tenure track herbarium curator position at the College Track Assistant Professor level. The major responsibilities for the new hire will include 1) the daily running and further development of the NMSU herbaria, including merging our existing collections (NMC and NMCR), 2) research on the flora of New Mexico, 3) educational outreach and workshops in association with local schools, regional land managers, members of the public (e.g., the Native Plant Society), and 4) the supervision of student employees and projects. Allocations of effort in these areas are negotiable by annual contract. Successful applicants will have received a doctoral degree in a relevant area by the time they initiate employment and have experience in herbarium curation. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant postdoctoral or similar level experience related to museum data management, relevant research interests, experience in outreach/service, and evidence of grantsmanship. Opportunities exist to participate in USDA, NSF, NIH, HHMI funded research. Salary for this position is $65–70k annually. The successful candidate will be housed in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Prospective applicants with specific question about existing herbaria resources at NMSU, contact Donovan Bailey (dbailey@nmsu.edu). Search Chair: Amy Ganguli (ganguli@nmsu.edu; 575-646-3427). Full details at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/24943. The current due date for receipt of application materials is May 20th. Posted: 5/6/16.

Assistant Curator of Mycology: Coordinates the growth and improvement of Denver Botanic Gardens’ mycology program, advocate biodiversity science and natural history collections, develop an active externally funded research program that incorporates postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates, and oversees volunteers. Full-time with benefits. Qualifications: Ph. D. in mycology, evolution, or equivalent with interest in developing field and collection orientated research projects related to the study and conservation of natural ecosystems within our region and show leadership in science communication and engagement; or minimum 6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments and acquisition of funding. Experience with fungal identification, specimen digitization and curation techniques and interest in formal and informal science education, preferred. Must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken, needs excellent time management skills, and good interpersonal skills. Review of applications will begin April 2016 with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2016. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests (3 pages maximum). Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your resume to hr@botanicgardens.org. Posted: 1/29/16.

Symbiont Diversity/Curator: The Forest Entomology and Symbiology team at the University of Florida is looking for two new colleagues: 1 – Postdoc in symbiont diversity. We are looking for one- or two-year postdoc to work on a new NSF-funded project on a global characterization of symbioses between wood boring beetles, fungi, and bacteria using metabarcoding, metagenomic and culturing approaches. Please submit your CV with emphasis on 1) publications (that is the most important criterion), 2) evidence of being an independent problem-solver and finisher, and 3) evidence that you really like data-driven, quantitative, molecular research on organismal diversity. Experience with fungi or other small organisms is a bonus. 2 – Collection and database curator: We are also looking for a one- or two-year research assistant to manage and improve our large cryo-collection of beetle and fungus samples. Please submit your CV with emphasis on 1) experience with serious data management, ideally using MS Access, 2) passion for biological collection curation, and 3) evidence of being an independent problem-solver and finisher. Link to the advertisement. DEADLINE for both: December 31, 2015. Job start: spring or summer 2016. Also submit: Contact information for your three most recent supervisors. Send your application to Jiri Hulcr: hulcr@ufl.edu. Use email subject “Symbiosis postdoc 2016” or “Curator 2016”. Our team is young and fun, but also serious about being on the cutting edge of research on symbioses and on their significance to the world (eerging threats). Jiri Hulcr, PhD, UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, 352-273-0299. Posted: 12/15/15.

Native Bee Community Ecology: The Cariveau Lab is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to lead a landscape-scale project studying the response of native bee communities to prairie restorations in western Minnesota. The position will be housed in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota on the Saint Paul campus. Responsibilities will include leading a field crew, developing and testing interesting and novel research questions, analyzing data, and writing manuscripts for scientific publications. The postdoc will also be collaborating with 2 graduate students. The position will be for 1.5-3 years depending on performance. Salary: ~$40-45k DOE. Start Date: Negotiable but prefer March - April 2016. Required Qualifications: - PhD in ecology, entomology or closely related field - Experience leading field projects in entomology and/or ecology - Excellent quantitative skills - Supervision of personnel - Proven track record of publication in scientific journals. Desired Skills - GIS - Insect identification - Plant identification - Database creation and management. Send, as a single pdf, a CV, cover letter, names and contact information for 3 references, and two representative publications to Dan Cariveau at dcarivea@umn.edu. Please include 'Postdoc Application' in the subject line of the email. Posted: 2/1/16.

Insect Community Ecology and Evolution: A postdoctoral position is available to study the ecology and evolution of aphids. The postdoc is funded through a National Science Foundation/NASA project addressing how genetic, taxonomic, ecological, and landscape diversity affect the control of agricultural aphid pests by natural enemies. Much of the work uses aphid bacterial symbionts to explore evolution of aphids in response to abiotic and biotic drivers, and in turn how these evolutionary responses affect population dynamics. The postdoc will be primarily responsible for field experiments investigating community ecology and evolution, and opportunities exist to participate with the PIs on components of the project involving molecular genetics and remote sensing. Candidates should have a strong background of fieldwork in community ecology. Funds are available for 3 years, although formally the postdoc is given year-by-year. The starting date is preferably between 1 January and 1 April, 2016. All requirements for the PhD must be completed before the time of appointment. I will start to consider applications on 1 October, 2015, and will continue taking applications until the position is filled. Please email CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references to: Anthony Ives, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, arives@wisc.edu. Posted: 9/12/15, revised: 9/26/15.

Population Genomics and Genome Evolution, Colorado Potato Beetle: A postdoctoral position will be available in Dr. Sean Schoville’s lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with Dr. Yolanda Chen (University of Vermont) and Dr. David Hawthorne (University of Maryland). Understanding the mechanisms underlying rapid evolutionary change, particularly at the scale of the whole genome, is an important challenge for both theoretical and applied evolutionary biology. This project focuses on the Colorado potato beetle, and its relatives, to understand the structural and functional genomic changes associated with the beetle’s host range expansion onto potato, the colonization of novel climatic regimes, and the rapid development of insecticide resistance (to over 50 classes of insecticides!). With a dataset comprising 100 whole genomes, this is an excellent opportunity to publish a number of high-profile research papers. The post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to analyze whole-genome resequence data to assess the population genomics and structural genomic changes across a diverse sample of Colorado potato beetle genomes. This project will provide training opportunities in bioinformatics analysis, population genetic modeling and phylogenomic analysis. Desirable skills for this project include familiarity with Linux operating systems and computer programming (Perl, Python, and/or R), as well as previous experience analyzing population genetic data. Funding for this position is available for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The annual salary will range from $36-42k/year, depending on experience, and health insurance benefits are provided. To apply, please send a single pdf with a cover letter, a CV, 1-2 representative publications, and names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Sean Schoville, email: sean.schoville@wisc.edu, by December 21, 2015. The start date is flexible but preference will be given to candidates that can begin early in 2016. Posted: 10/28/15.

Population Genetics/Genomics of Pest Fruit Flies: The USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center (Geib Lab) and University of Hawaii Manoa (Rubinoff Lab) have funding for a Junior Researcher (Postdoc) to work on genetics of pest fruit flies. The research project is focused on utilizing genomic approaches for improving detection and identification of pest Tephritid fruit flies. Most of the work involves analyzing populations of Tephritid fruit fly species using genome-wide analysis techniques towards marker discovery and developing assays for determination of source populations. In addition, position would including assisting in ongoing experiments on quantitative genetics of fruit flies to identify causative loci for traits of interest. The applicant will be expected to work independently and supervise technical staff and students, as well as work well as part of a larger research team. Experience in wet-lab molecular biology, genetics, as well as computational analysis of high-throughput sequence data is required. Specific background in population genetics/genomics and knowledge of linux/unix, scripting, etc. as well as performing NGS approaches (RAD-Seq, GBS (genotyping by sequencing), RNA-seq, WGS) are desired. We have advanced computing resources in-house, automated laboratory instrumentation, and a very active research program. Salary is ~$~61k/yr, hired through University of Hawaii Manoa, and the job will be stationed at the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, HI (on the Big Island of Hawaii). Minimum PhD in genetics, biology, entomology, or similar is required. If interested, please contact Dr. Scott Geib at scott.geib@ars.usda.gov and submit CV and contact for at least 3 references. Posted: 7/15/15.

Social Insect Molecular Ecology and Phylogeography: The Vargo Lab in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University is seeking highly qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in social insect molecular ecology and phylogenomics. We are searching for a motivated individual to perform independent and team-oriented studies on population genetic structure and ecological genomics of insect pests of the urban environment using microsatellite markers, SNPs and DNA sequence data. A major focus of this work will be termite and ant colony breeding structure and phylogenomics of invasive pest species, including the tawny crazy ant, Nylanderia fulva, the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes, the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosansus, and the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius. In addition, there will be opportunities to develop independent research projects. The successful candidate should have experience in microsatellite and/or SNP genotyping for population genetic studies, including knowledge of population genetic analysis, especially Bayesian approaches to analyzing population genetic structure. Other desirable skills include knowledge of NextGen sequencing technologies, sequence assembly, data processing and analysis. Proficiency with R statistical software and experience writing Python scripts will be an advantage. The full position description and instructions for application can be found at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/, search for NOV no. 09347). For further information, please contact Ed Vargo (ed.vargo@tamu.edu). Posted: 4/7/16.

Evolutionary Ecology and Population Genomics of Paper Wasps: The Sheehan lab at Cornell University seeks a postdoc for evolutionary ecology projects using comparative and/or population genomics in Polistes paper wasps. Paper wasps are a diverse group of primitively eusocial insects that have served as a model system in studies of social behavior. From a population genetics perspective, Polistes wasps are especially appealing for a few reasons including small genome sizes, males are haploid allowing for perfectly phased data and wasps are abundant in a wide variety of habitats making it easy to get large numbers of samples. They can also be reared in the lab. A 2-3 year position is available (initial 12 month appointment with the possibility of renewal). Start date is flexible. Information about salary and benefits. The lab is especially interested in using comparative and population genetic approaches to examine the ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences of cooperative nesting and visual recognition in wasps, though postdocs are very much encouraged to develop independent projects making use of population and comparative genomic data being generated by the lab. Possible areas of independent project may include (but are not limited to) environmental adaptation, mimicry, host-parasite interactions, microbiomes, sensory ecology, historical phylogeography, speciation, etc. Depending on the nature of the project and the postdoc's interest, the postdoc will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in the US or abroad, conduct behavioral or cognitive experiments and/or carry out molecular work. Required qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology, evolution, ecology, genetics, bioinformatics, or related field. Publication of work based on dissertation. Working knowledge of bioinformatics pipelines and standard population genomic analyses. Proficiency in scripting language (e.g. Python or Perl) and depth in some area of comparative or population genomics is preferred. Prior wet lab or field experience is not required. To apply please submit a cover letter describing your relevant experience and research interests as they relate to the system, a CV, the contact information for three references, and 1-2 relevant publications to Dr. Michael Sheehan (msheehan@cornell.edu). Please feel free to contact me at the above email address with any questions. Posted: 2/1/16.

Genetics of Social Behavior, Fruit Flies: A postdoctoral position is available in the Saltz lab at Rice University. Our lab is broadly interested in understanding the functional and evolutionary mechanisms that generate and maintain individual differences in social behavior, using fruit flies as a model system. The postdoc will collaborate on lab projects and pursue his or own independent research program on topics within the broad realm of individual differences in behavior. Scientists with experience in molecular and/or bioinformatics techniques, and from groups under-represented in biology, are especially encouraged to apply. The start date is negotiable but ideally Summer or early Fall 2016. Initial appointment will be for one year with extension to a second year assuming satisfactory progress. The Saltz lab is a small and growing group of researchers that includes graduate students, a laboratory manager, and 9 undergraduate students. We value a collegial atmosphere with supportive mentoring and intellectual independence at all levels, which reinforces our shared obsession with behavior research. The Department of BioSciences at Rice University is home to a vibrant community of faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate researchers in Ecology and Evolution, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Neuroscience. We are located in Houston, Texas, an exciting, diverse, and affordable city with world-class opportunities for dining, arts, and entertainment and access to diverse terrestrial and aquatic environments. Rice is located beside one of the country’s largest medical research centers, providing additional opportunities for genomics (and other –omics) and bioinformatics collaborations. To apply: Please send a cover letter, a detailed CV, two letters of recommendation, and up to three relevant papers as a SINGLE PDF to Julia Saltz (julia.b.saltz@rice.edu). In the cover letter, please include a description of the independent projects you plan to pursue, how they will contribute to answering major questions in behavior or related fields, and how the work would fit into the overall goals of the lab; plus anything else you would like me to know. Posted: 1/29/16.

Ant-Plant Interactions and Tropical Habitat Change: A highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher is sought to join a project exploring the shifts that occur in a mutualistic ant-plant network when tropical rain forest is logged, fragmented, and converted to oil palm plantation in Malaysian Borneo. The successful candidate will lead a team conducting field surveys for ant-inhabited trees, measuring ant and plant fitness correlates, and performing experimental manipulations of the mutualistic communities, in particular in relation to forest regeneration. They will also conduct analyses and write papers on the main project findings. The project will provide the opportunity to collaborate with two cutting-edge large-scale manipulations of tropical forests: 1. The Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems project (SAFE), the world's largest rain forest fragmentation experiment. 2. The Sabah Biodiversity Experiment (SBE), a project assessing the impacts of different diversities of tree planting on ecosystem functioning. There will also be opportunities to develop the project in a direction of the postdoc’s own choosing. Duties will include spending extensive periods of time in the field in Malaysian Borneo. The successful applicant will join the Ant Research Group at the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, employed on a grant held by Tom Fayle. The group is a dynamic, multinational group studying ant ecology, evolution and biogeography, and is embedded within the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, a world-class centre for interaction network research with regular publications in Science, Nature and other leading journals. The position allows the successful candidate to apply for standard research grants from the main Czech grant agency (GACR) to expand the project. The deadline for applications is February 29th 2016, with a start date of May 1st 2016, and the appointment lasting until Dec 2018. Applicants from all countries are eligible. Salary for this full time position is CZK 40,000 per month (approx. EUR 1500). Note that living costs in Czech Republic are substantially lower than in many other European countries and living costs in Malaysia are fully covered. Required - A PhD degree in either entomology or plant ecology. - Experience and enthusiasm for working in the field for extended periods of time in challenging conditions in tropical rain forest, including ability to lead field teams. - Good publication record for career stage. - Experience in the use of ecological statistical analyses. Desirable - Previous work on insect plant interactions. - Experience of molecular laboratory work, specifically DNA barcoding for species identifications. - Experience in use of methods for statistical analysis of interaction networks. To apply please send a CV, contact details for three references, and cover letter stating qualifications, previous work and motivation to Tom Fayle (tmfayle@gmail.com). Posted: 2/4/16.

Ecological Interactions in a Changing Environment: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). The postdoctoral fellow will join the new unit of Insect Ecology, for a research project targeting networks of ecological interactions. In particular, we seek to understand how environmental change affects network structure, how this structure is reflected in ecological functioning and community dynamics, and how local interaction webs in different parts of the landscape are connected by dispersing individuals. The project is supported by existing long-term data and includes a strong element of field experiments. The successful candidate will be placed in Uppsala , with support from a research group active in two Nordic countries. More information. Deadline: 2/10/16 or 2/22/16 [unclear - two dates listed in full ad]. Posted: 1/27/16.

Vegetation-Insect Dynamics: A postdoc position is available starting spring 2016 in support of a collaborative research project between the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota. The collaborative project entails studying vegetation-insect dynamics under a warming climatic scenario through the implementation of a dynamic insect population module coupled with an existing vegetation vulnerability module in the Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored Earth System Model. The postdoc will also collaborate closely with scientists from National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the model development. The postdoc will be based at Los Alamos National Lab working with Drs. Chonggang Xu and Nathan McDowell, but will visit the forest entomology laboratory of Dr. Brian Aukema (University of Minnesota) for at least 2-3 weeks per year. Support is available for two years, with a potential third year extension pending successful project progress. Interested candidates are invited to submit their c.v., a paragraph outlining their research interest(s), and the names of three references. We will start the review early January 2016 but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Please address your questions to Drs. Xu and Aukema; cxu@lanl.gov and bhaukema@umn.edu. Please see the full job ad for details. Posted: 11/24/15.

Ecology: Plant-Insect Food Webs: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Novotny Lab, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic Salary: Euro 24-29k pa. Tenure: one year with possibility for one or two 2-years extensions. Location: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic [local living costs = 50% of UK costs]. We are seeking a highly motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher to join our international team studying plant-insect food webs in a global network of forest sites on six continents, funded by an Advanced ERC grant. The successful applicant will lead complex field work in temperate and tropical forests and develop ecological, statistical, molecular or phylogenetic analyses of the large data sets obtained by sampling plant-insect food webs. We are looking for a creative person able to work in difficult field conditions, manage research teams, and analyse data on advanced level. Fluency in English is required, French and/or Spanish is an advantage. Details on the research project. Eligibility: PhD degree; applicants from all countries are eligible. Application process: Send the application including CV, names of three referees, and a cover letter stating your previous work, qualification and motivation by email to Prof. Vojtech Novotny [novotny@entu.cas.cz]. Review of applications will begin on 15th December 2015. The position is based in Ceske Budejovice and is available from 1st February 2016. Posted: 11/23/15.

Entomology: Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-4004. Appointment: 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), term, non-tenure track position. Annual renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Salary: $37-39k/year (negotiable based on experience) plus benefits. Starting Date: September 14, 2015. Primary responsibilities include: 1.) plan and conduct plants - arthropod laboratory and greenhouse experiments; 2.) prepare and publish data in refereed journals and present at conferences; 3.) prepare applications for extramural funding; and 4.) assist in managing graduate and undergraduate students. Qualifications: Required: Ph.D in biology, entomology, or a closely related field with a strong background in the design, conduct and analysis of arthropod bioassays. Experience with DNA and RNA prep, PCR and qRT-PCR; bioinformatics and statistical analysis to support results of genomic or transcriptomic sequence analyses; familiarity with SAS statistical programs. Desirable: Experience using ELISA or RNAi. Applications: Please submit a cover letter including research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information, including e-mail addresses of at least three references by email to Evelyn Kennedy (ekennedy@ksu.edu). Screening of applications begins August 10, 2015. Contact person for specific information regarding the position: Dr. Mike Smith, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, 123 Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4004. cmsmith@ksu.edu. Posted: 7/29/15.

Longhorned Beetle Phylogenomics and Host Plant Associations: A USDA-funded postdoctoral research fellowship in longhorned beetle phylogenomics and evolution is available in the McKenna laboratory at the University of Memphis. The successful applicant will help generate a phylogenomic data set for longhorned beetles, and will contribute to studies of the evolution of host plant associations in longhorned beetles and their near relatives. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for one additional year dependent on continued funding and satisfactory progress. The position offers a competitive salary plus benefits. The desired start date is Sept. 30, 2015 or shortly thereafter. Review of applications will begin on August 21, 2015; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Apply at: https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/10686 Desired Qualifications: (Ideal applicant; applicants without these skills will be considered) • Proficiency in computer programming • Background in insect (especially beetle) systematics • Interest in plant systematics and evolution • Experience with the analysis of traditional molecular phylogenetic data and standard molecular laboratory techniques. Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in systematics, molecular phylogenetics and evolution, evolutionary genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field. Advanced ABD’s may be considered if degree completion is imminent • Experience analyzing large (NGS) DNA sequence data sets • A strong publication record • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including a proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Posted: 8/7/15.

Oak Genomics: We have a post-doc opening to join an oak genomics project funded by the NSF Plant Genome Research Program to provide a complete, high-quality sequence of the valley oak genome with structural and functional annotations of genic regions and repetitive elements. The project will develop and implement innovative genome assembly tools for the valley oak genome using PacBio sequencing. The postdoc for this position will play a major role in the annotation component of the project and will also conduct gene expression experiments with the goal of improving identification, validation, and annotation of genes underlying phenotypes associated with local adaptation to climate response. The post-doc will design his/her experiments with access to greenhouse, growth chambers, and two common gardens of ca.7000 trees planted at two sites maintained by the US Forest Service. The post-doc should be willing to assist in outreach projects and/or student training. The post-doc will work in the laboratory of Victoria Sork at UCLA and join a collaborative multi-institutional team that includes Steven Salzberg (Johns Hopkins University Center for Computational Biology), Matteo Pellegrini (UCLA Institute of Quantitative and Computational Biosciences) and Paul Gugger (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Appalachian Laboratory), as well as a bioinformatic scientist in the Sork lab, researchers with computational biology expertise in the Pellegrini lab, and computational engineers in the Salzberg lab. For more details see the Valley Oak Genome Project. Individuals with strong bioinformatic expertise will be eligible to apply for fellowships from the Collaboratory at the Institute of Quantitative and Computational Biosciences. Key Requirements: The applicant should possess a PhD or equivalent in the biological sciences, preferably with empirical, analytical or bioinformatics training in molecular or evolutionary genetics. Previous experience in molecular techniques, next-gen sequence analysis, and variant calling are preferable. Candidate should have a research track record with relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals. Interest in plant evolutionary biology or evolutionary genomics of local adaptation is desirable. This position will begin September 1, 2016 (flexible), and with possibility of renewal for 1-2 years, based on performance. Applicants should email their CV, pdf’s of 3 publications, statement of research interests, and email information for three referees to sorklab@gmail.com. Cover letter should include a short personal statement describing your research experience and interests that would match this project. Please also include any outreach activities or other broader impacts associated with your previous research or education. Review of applications will begin 15 April 2016. For informal queries, please contact Victoria Sork by email, vlsork@ucla.edu. Posted: 4/6/16.

[Position filled] Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding: A postdoctoral associate position is available to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team uniting high-throughput phenotyping and crop modeling with quantitative genetics and genomics to improve water use efficiency (WUE) and biomass production in sorghum. The position will be based in the Institute for Genomic Biology and in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. The position is part of a new ARPA-E funded project titled "W.E.S.T. Water Efficient Sorghum Technologies” which will transform US sorghum production by producing germplasm with superior WUE for breeding improved commercial lines, using technologies such as high-throughput physiological screening, systems modeling for guiding improvement, and transgenic materials. Our approach includes greenhouse studies that allow rapid phenotyping of transgenic plants to select promising material for further analysis, along with a strong focus on field screening experiments using sites in Illinois and Texas. The project is a partnership between University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cornell University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and USDA ARS Texas. The position will involve close collaboration with a dynamic team of plant physiologists, computer scientists, and statistical geneticists. The job duties and responsibilities of this position will be: · Design, implement, and analyze quantitative genetic experiments in biomass sorghum. · Assess heritabilities and correlations with biomass yield for suites of phenotypes collected via remote sensing, high-throughput robotic phenotyping, and traditional methods. · Predict biomass yield in inbreds and hybrids using genomic data and correlated traits. · Predict transgene performance in different genetic backgrounds using genomic and transcriptomic datasets. Required knowledge, skills and abilities: · Ph.D. in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, statistics, or related field. · Previous experience conducting field experiments in crop plants. · Previous experience using genomic data for mapping and/or prediction. · Expertise in one or more programming languages for statistical analysis (eg: R, SAS, Python). · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an established publication record. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, C.V., and the names of three references to Melinda Laborg (laborg@illinois.edu). Questions regarding the position can be sent to Patrick Brown (pjb34@illinois.edu). Posted: 2/22/16.

Plant Gene Flow: A position for a Postdoctoral Fellow is available to join a USDA-funded study on gene flow in the oilseed crop camelina (Camelina sativa). The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Carol Auer in the Department of Plant Science, University of Connecticut (USA). The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension. Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD in plant science, agronomy, botany, ecology, or related field. A proven track record is required in one or more areas including plant gene flow, population genetics, molecular markers, crop breeding, weed ecology, field botany, entomology (pollinators), and statistical analysis. Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate a strong desire for career development and the ability to work independently. The candidate must have a valid U.S. driver’s license or be able to obtain one. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of camelina research including various field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments. Activities will include designing, conducting, and analyzing experiments on crop-to-weed gene flow, insect pollination, pollen dispersal mechanisms, weed ecology, population dynamics, and crop performance. In addition, the candidate will act as a resource person for the lab, supervise students, co-author research publications, give oral presentations, contribute to annual reports, and perform other research-related duties. Candidates must apply online by sending an email to Dr. Carol Auer (carol.auer@uconn.edu) with one PDF attachment. The following information should be combined in the PDF file: 1) a cover letter including a statement of research experience and interests, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) contact information for three references, and 4) one peer-reviewed publication with an explanation of your contribution to the research project. Posted: 9/3/15.

Savanna Ecology: Applications are invited for a one-year postdoctoral position with the possibility of yearly renewal in the lab of Carla Staver in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist to develop independent research projects. Possible topics include links between tree life history strategies and vegetation structure in savanna. Savanna is a uniquely variable biome, and we remain unable to predict ecosystem-level woody biomass, cover, and density – a critical challenge for forecasting potentially substantial savanna responses to anthropogenic global change. One contributing factor may be trait variation among woody species both in their hydraulic mechanisms in response to water availability and in their strategic carbon allocation. The successful candidate will engage with Carla Staver and other lab members to design original research, from a perspective in line with the candidate’s experience, including, but not limited to, field ecology, GIS, paleogeography, and mathematical or computational modeling. Email your application with subject “Postdoc application” as a single PDF attachment to carla.staver@yale.edu. Please include (1) a cover letter outlining your research interests, qualifications for the position, and long-term career goals, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. This position is funded by the Forest BH and Elizabeth DW Brown Fund for a postdoctoral fellowship in the plant sciences. Posted: 5/5/16.

Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry and Hydrology: Climate Interaction Postdoctoral Fellow-82591 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Climate Interaction Postdoctoral Fellow. This position is for a scientist with expertise in analyzing terrestrial biogeochemical and hydrological processes and their climate interactions, with a focus on Earth System Models (ESMs). The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with researchers across our multi-institution DOE-funded project. We are interested in developing methods to evaluate, against observations, process-level and emergent ESM responses that affect climate, and to standardize the benchmarking approaches for broader community use. Analyzing and quantifying uncertainty in feedbacks between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be important components of the research. What You Will Do: Develop methods to benchmark land models against a diverse range of observations. Work in an integrated team environment. Focus on several groups of biogeochemical and climate feedback processes. What Is Required: Recently PhD graduate. Understanding and use of state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models. Ability to develop representations of complex inter-related terrestrial ecosystem processes suitable for ESMs. Ability to develop and use coupled atmosphere and land-surface models to characterize feedbacks. Ability to develop methods to benchmark land models against a diverse range of observations. This is a 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Posted: 6/26/16.

Ecosystems under Climate Change: A postdoctoral position in measurements or modeling of ecosystem fluxes is available in the Biosphere-Atmosphere Working Group at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles. The group has ongoing interdisciplinary projects on a range of topics, including tropical and boreal forests under climate change, and shrubland ecohydrology, using methods such as carbonyl sulfide (COS), solar-induced fluorescence, flux chambers, eddy covariance, and modeling. Candidates with research interests in biosphere-atmosphere interactions and ecohydrology are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a PhD in a field related to Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, and demonstrated strength in measurements or modeling of ecosystem or biosphere-atmosphere fluxes. Candidates with focus on experimental or modeling work will be considered. Experience with both aspects is considered beneficial, and strong quantitative skills (using Python/Matlab etc) are preferred. Candidates with focus on measurements are expected to contribute to field campaigns, and quality control and analysis of field data. Candidates with focus on modeling are expected to demonstrate experience of working with land surface, biosphere or ecosystem models. Significant opportunities exist for independent research and participation in education and outreach depending on the candidate’s interests. The appointment will be for one year with possibility of annual renewal. Please submit your CV, a cover letter (2-page maximum) describing your research goals and interests and specific qualifications for the position, one relevant first-author publication, and contact information for 3 references, to Ulli Seibt (ulli@atmos.ucla.edu). Review of applications will begin July 15. Posted: 6/15/16.

Ecosystem Ecology: A post-doctoral Research Fellowship is available at the University of New Mexico. The successful applicant will contribute to the success of a project recently funded by NSF to explore how pinon pine mortality in the Southwest alters ecosystem water balance and the future trajectory of these woodlands. The ideal candidate will have expertise in experimental field ecological research and must be comfortable working in a field setting for extended periods as part of a collaborative team with other researchers. Required qualifications: Ph.D., at time of appointment, in Plant Physiological Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Earth System Science, Forest Hydrology, or a related field. Excellent mathematical and spoken and written English language skills required. Knowledge and understanding of plant physiological processes and soil moisture dynamics is preferred and experience with hydrologic partitioning in arid-land ecosystems is a plus. Preferred qualifications: Experience measuring or modeling sap flux, soil water dynamics, and/or mechanistic modeling of plant physiological processes, especially in regard to plant and soil hydraulic function and site hydrology, and experience with: field or laboratory manipulations of plant- soil systems, modeling and large datasets, and fluency in an analysis environment such as R, Matlab, or Python. Inquiries and applications (cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for a minimum of 3 references) should be directed to Dr. Marcy Litvak (mlitvak@unm.edu) or Dr. William Pockman (pockman@unm.edu). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Ability to start by June 2016 strongly preferred. Posted: 3/25/16.

Ecosystems and Hydrology: The Computational Earth Science Group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a creative and resourceful postdoc candidate with substantial knowledge of regional surface hydrology, particularly in conjunction with climate change impacts, extreme events, and climate-driven disturbances (such as vegetation stress/mortality, wildfire, and infestation). The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team conducting research in Critical Watersheds--watersheds that are vulnerable to climate change while serving a critical function for society. Successful applicants will have hydrologic modeling and analytical science expertise in one (or more) of three core areas of the project: (1) Modeling hydrological systems with the goal of understanding the interaction and feedbacks between climate and key physical processes driving hydrologic/ecohydrologic systems at the regional scale. (2) Impact of climate change on terrestrial hydro-ecology, including drought-induced forest mortality and other disruptive events that influence streamflow responses. (3) Statistical approaches to analyzing extreme events with a focus on climate and hydrological extremes such as drought and intense precipitation events. Minimum Requirements: Strong theoretical understanding of surface hydrology and climate change impacts on hydrological systems. In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of at least one regional hydrology model (e.g., VIC, SWAT, SUMMA). Knowledge of climate model databases (e.g. CMIP5, CESM1 Large Ensemble) and how to apply climate model projections in hydrological models (i.e., downscaling techniques) Knowledge of climate observations, including temperature, rain and snow data collections, in point and gridded forms, from across the CONUS region. Ability to run numerical simulations and models to predict vegetation dynamics and/or remote sensing techniques to quantify and interpret vegetation changes. Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications. Excellent communication, writing and oral presentation skills. Desired skills: Programming skills to handle large data (e.g., Python, JULIA, C/C++/C#, R). Understanding and ability to work in high-performance computing (HPC) environments. Statistical approaches for analyzing extreme climate (e.g., drought) and hydrologic (e.g., flood) events. Spatial data analysis, such as geostatistics and GIS. Education and background: Candidates must have received a hydrology-related Ph.D. within the last five years or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment. Preferred candidates will have effective written and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, and the ability to work in a diverse and dynamic team. Work will entail desktop and/or high performance computing, data synthesis, and model development and application. We anticipate the candidate to start in or before summer 2016. For more information please contact Richard Middleton at rsm@lanl.gov. In addition to applying on-line, please send a résumé and a short statement (not to exceed one page) including a short biography (2-3 lines), research interests, and future career goals to Richard Middleton by March 25th, 2016. Posted: 3/5/16.

Ecohydrology: A postdoctoral fellowship in ecohydrology in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, is expected to be available beginning May 2016, contingent upon funding from the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC). The fellow will be expected to conduct applied research related to ecohydrology and with application to freshwater ecosystems and natural resources management. The fellow will conduct research that addresses the needs for understanding hydrologic conditions in the main Hawaii islands and their relationships to Hawaii stream ecosystems. The goal of the research to be conducted by the fellow is to improve our understanding of hydrological conditions to support Hawaii stream habitats for freshwater species facing climate changes. The fellow will be expected to work with collaborators (including members of the NCCWSC) and incorporate stakeholder input into products. The anticipated outcome of this work is the development of actionable science for natural resources managers for managing freshwater habitats and water resources in Hawaii. One year fellowship with potential to extend to at least two years based on performance. Competitive applicants will be highly motivated and independent, willing to work collaboratively with stakeholders, and have experience with many of the following: statistics, hydrology, GIS, hydrological modeling, and species distribution model (SDM). Preference will be given to applicants with publication experience; programming experience in R, FORTRAN, or Matlab; and knowledge of hydrology and aquatic ecology. The following materials are required for the application: 1) a cover letter describing general research interests and specific experiences; 2) C.V.; 3) a 1-page writing sample; 4) transcripts (unofficial ok); and 5) list of two references with contact information (email, phone, address). Interested individuals should email above information in one pdf file to Dr. Yin-Phan Tsang by April 22nd, 2016. Please direct correspondence to: Yin-Phan Tsang, Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Email: tsangy@hawaii.edu. Posted: 3/25/16.

Watershed Hydrologic Modeling: Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position in watershed hydrologic modeling in the lab of Dr. Jason Knouft in the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University. This NSF-funded position focuses on developing contemporary and future climate change-based estimates of streamflow and water temperature in watersheds across the United States and Canada. The overall goal of the project is to develop the ‘HydroClim’ dataset, which will be integrated with biodiversity data to provide a widely available resource for researchers and water resource managers to investigate the potential impacts of climate change on freshwater resources and biodiversity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop GIS-based Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) hydrologic models on high-performance parallel computing systems. In addition to having experience with SWAT, applicants should have experience with programming languages such as R, Matlab, or Python. The postdoc will also be encouraged to develop independent lines of research and will have the opportunity to collaborate with biologists, hydrologists, and informatics specialists at Saint Louis University, Indiana University, and Tulane University. A PhD in a related research field is required by the starting date of employment and experience with the SWAT model is preferred. The position is available for two years contingent upon satisfactory annual reviews. The earliest start date is July 1, 2016; however, a later start date is possible. All applications must include a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Please send these files to Dr. Jason Knouft at jknouft@slu.edu. Posted: 5/6/16.

Hydrologic Modeling: The Ecohydrologic Research and Modeling Group at University of California Merced seeks applications for a full-time postdoctoral scholar research position in hydrology and water resources. The successful candidate will carry out hydrologic modeling in the Sierra Nevada watersheds focused on understanding how climate, vegetation, soil, and geologic characteristics control and modulate critical zone processes across a wide range of spatial temporal and spatial scales. (e.g.,from headwater to river basin). This position will involve assembling historical and real-time in-situ field measurements and remote sensing data to validating numerical models (including PRMS) that are increasingly important in understanding, modeling, and forecasting of hydrologic processes. This position will be located at the UC Merced campus; however, the successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary group working at Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory and UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative. The scholar will meet with stakeholders and water managers, prepare manuscripts and reports based on the research. Some travel and fieldwork in remote locations may be necessary. To apply, visit https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00341. Qualifications: Ph.D. in hydrology, water resources engineering or closely related field. The candidate must have hydrologic modeling experience as well as ability to write and understand codes in Python, Fortran, MATLAB, and R. Prior experience in hydrologic modeling (preferably using PRMS, DHSVM, SWAT, LPJ-DGVM/MC1) is also required. Experience with fieldwork is desirable. Ability to work with guidance from principal investigator and collaborators. Excellent written communication skills; good organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a team environment and interact with a broad range of colleagues. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a list of three to five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Final closing date of May 15, 2016. Starting dates are negotiable with the appointment duration of 1-year. For questions about this position, please contact Mohammad Safeeq, msafeeq@ucmerced.edu. Posted: 5/5/16.

Ecohydrological Modeler: Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program (Jornada LTER) at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is hiring a Research Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track) as an ecohydrological modeler. Jornada LTER is an interdisciplinary team of investigators from seven major universities and three federal agencies conducting research at the USDA Jornada Experimental Range and the NMSU Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center near Las Cruces, NM, USA. The goals of the Jornada LTER are to understand and quantify the mechanisms that generate alternative states in dryland ecosystems, and to predict future states and their consequences for the provisioning of ecosystem services. This is a two-year appointment (starting fall 2016). NMSU and the Jornada LTER project invite applications for a research faculty position in ecohydrological modeling. We seek highly qualified individuals with research experience and interest in coupling ecosystem and hydrological models, distributed ecohydrological modeling, and semiarid ecohydrological processes involving vegetation transitions and state changes. Required Qualifications: · Ph.D. in ecology, hydrology, earth and environmental science or closely related field is required at the time of appointment. · Experience in: 1) using ecohydrologic models, including code development, 2) calibration and testing techniques with observations, and 3) scenario analyses. · Strong written and oral communication skills required, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations at professional meetings. For more details, and to apply, see https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/24372. Please forward this information to interested applicants. Dr. Debra Peters (debpeter@nmsu.edu), Lead Principal Investigator of the Jornada Basin LTER, can be contacted for more information. Closing date: 3/15/2016. Posted: 2/2/16.

River Ecosystem Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Opportunity (Ecosystem Effects of River Floodplain Restoration and Infrastructure, 22.03.05.B8222) is available to investigate the effects of restoration on river floodplain biogeochemistry, water quality, and ecosystem function. This competitive fellowship is administered by the National Academies Research Associate Program. Proposals should focus on floodplain ecosystem ecology, nutrient (N, C, and or P) biogeochemistry in water and/or soil using modern ecological techniques. The research approach may include lab experiments, field studies, and literature review to produce peer reviewed publications. Expertise desired includes knowledge of (1) river floodplain ecology and biogeochemistry; (2) dissolved nutrients especially C, N, and P; and (3) ecosystem ecology. Experience with stable isotopes, water chemistry data, statistics, geographic information systems, and experimental design will be beneficial. This applicant is encouraged to develop novel research questions based on the research interests of the postdoctoral scientist with the adviser to produce peer reviewed publications. The Associate will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Ken Forshay of US EPA, Office of Research and Development, Ground Water and Ecosystem Restoration Division, at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, OK. This position in EPA's Office of Research and Development includes opportunities for interaction with EPA scientists and scientists at various institutions. Field research may take place at established and TBD locations across the country with travel to field locations. Our group has ongoing projects that include restoration, levee setback, and indirect discharge, as well as sites that represent the likely scenario of water and floodwater management across the nation. We have a full analytical laboratory and support for analyses. This opportunity allows flexibility in the scientific research and questions. The Associate will support production of policy relevant peer reviewed publications to include (1) an evaluation of indirect discharge of effluent in floodplains on nutrient dynamics and (2) a management guide based on ecosystem ecology principles for river and floodplain management. Research areas can include the effects of levee setback, effluent discharge, or restoration on water quality. The proposals should include the generation of new field data and use of existing literature to provide insight on nutrients, temperature, or changes to the biogeochemical processing (e.g., denitrification, nitrification, primary production, and respiration) in floodplain systems. The applicants are encouraged to contact Ken Forshay (forshay.ken@epa.gov) to discuss possible research proposal topics well before the proposal deadline of May 1. See the link above for more details. Posted: 3/7/16.

Modelling River Ecosystem Metabolism: The Duke University River Center is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to help understand the responses of stream ecosystem metabolism to hydrologic regime. This position is supported by major new funding from the National Science Foundation's Macrosystems Biology program. The post-doctoral scholar will lead the development and testing of a simple process-based model of metabolic responses to disturbance regime, with the ultimate goal of projecting potential consequences of future climate and land use change. This modelling work will be supported by both intensive and extensive empirical measurement of stream metabolism within the southeast and across the United States. The successful applicant will work with PIs Emily Bernhardt, Brian McGlynn, and Jim Heffernan, as well as Dr. Ashley Helton (UConn) and other colleagues at partner universities and the US Geological Survey. The post-doc will have ample opportunity to establish additional lines of investigation that extend beyond the scope of our initial questions. Candidates should have a degree in ecology, hydrology, or related environmental and engineering sciences; experience with the development of process-based biogeochemical or ecohydrologic models; and demonstrated success in scholarly publication. Previous experience in collaborative projects at the interface of ecological and hydrologic sciences will be viewed positively. The position could begin as early as January 2016, but can be flexible depending on the successful candidate's schedule. Review of applications will begin October 15th, but will continue until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, submit cover letter, a current CV, a list of 3 references, and up to 3 representative publications to james.heffernan@duke.edu. Full job ad. Posted: 10/14/15.

Nature Conservation and Water Quality: The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics seeks a postdoctoral associate to develop rigorous and practical models relating nature conservation to water quality issues in Vermont. The 2-year position is part of a partnership between the Gund Institute and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Together we are working to understand how conservation and restoration of forests and wetlands can reduce nutrient pollution and improve water quality in Lake Champlain. The postdoc will be directed by Taylor Ricketts at The University of Vermont (UVM). The postdoc will: (i) develop or refine models to link land use with nutrient loading and retention in the watershed, (ii) simulate different nature-based solutions to estimate their likely biodiversity impact, water quality impact, and costs, (iii) optimize conservation investments to inform TNC’s blueprint for natural infrastructure in Vermont. In all of this work, s/he will interact closely with several faculty members at UVM, with TNC staff, and with scientists at the Natural Capital Project. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in hydrology, ecology, economics, or related fields. Successful candidates will have strong quantitative skills, specific expertise in hydrological modeling, and a commitment to connecting research to conservation issues. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Taylor Ricketts, Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, at taylor.ricketts@uvm.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2016 and we anticipate a start date of September 2016. Posted: 4/6/16.

Watershed and Water Quality Research: A Postdoctoral Research Opportunity 22.03.05.B8329 is available to investigate decision support tools used for water quality and watershed management. This competitive fellowship is administered by the National Academies Research Associate Program. Proposals should focus on evaluation and development watershed water quality management tools and models. The research approach may include watershed modeling, data science, meta-analyses, social science, and literature review to produce peer reviewed publications. Expertise desired includes knowledge of (1) watersheds and water quality management; (2) non-point and point source nutrient pollution; and (3) ecosystem ecology. Experience with watershed models, water quality data, statistics, geographic information systems, ecosystem services concepts, TMDL development, and the Clean Water Act will be beneficial. This applicant is encouraged to develop novel research questions based on the research interests of the postdoctoral scientist with the adviser to produce peer reviewed publications. The Associate will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Ken Forshay of US EPA, Office of Research and Development, Ground Water and Ecosystem Restoration Division, at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, OK. This position in EPA's Office of Research and Development includes opportunities for interaction with EPA scientists and scientists at various institutions. Our group has ongoing projects that include watershed nutrient tool development, restoration ecology, and water quality studies. This opportunity allows flexibility in the scientific research and questions. The Associate will support production of policy relevant peer reviewed publications to include (1) an evaluation of tools used in watershed management and (2) a report synthesizing available watershed and water quality tools useful for assessing potential outcomes in watersheds. Research areas can include the effects of non-point source pollution approaches, interaction between point source and non-point source pollution management, restoration, or watershed management of water quality. Evaluation or synthesis of tools and models used for nutrient or other non-point pollution control in watersheds. The proposed research should include the compilation of data and use of existing literature to provide insight on nutrients, temperature, and/or management of watersheds. The applicants are encouraged to contact Ken Forshay (forshay.ken@epa.gov) to discuss possible research proposal topics well before the proposal deadline of May 1. Posted: 3/17/16.

Watershed, Ecosystem, and Atmospheric Sciences: The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency is looking to recruit a number of scientists in the areas of watershed, ecosystem, and atmospheric sciences.The ideal candidate will hold a PhD plus five years of relevant postdoctoral experience, and they will have a proven track record of peer-reviewed scientific publications. Candidates should also be interested in collaborating closely with scientists in academia and government. Additional details: Water Quality Scientist; Atmospheric Scientists (multiple positions available); Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Sciences Director; Watershed Sciences Director. Posted: 1/22/16.

Watershed Modeling: The Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Environmental Research Center (SERC) have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to join a scenario modeling project for the Northern Blue Ridge region of Virginia—a 15-county area including parts of the Potomac, Shenandoah, Rappahannock and James River basins. The work of the Fellow falls in three broad areas. First, adapt and calibrate a dynamic watershed model for water, sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus within subwatersheds comprising the study area. Second, integrate the watershed model and a landscape model in order to examine how alternate future land use and climate scenarios might affect valuable ecological and cultural landscape features. Third, help to organize and lead workshops with the general public and regional stakeholders to identify relevant scenarios and integrate project results into local and regional planning efforts. Applicants should have experience in watershed modeling, a Ph.D. in a relevant science discipline (e. g, ecology, hydrology, environmental engineering, or geography), peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants also need strong skills with geographic information system (GIS) analysis and multivariate statistics. Other desirable skills include R and Python programming, data base management, or remote sensing. The fellow will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, scientific publications, and public outreach and must be able to work as part of an extended research team. Therefore, interdisciplinary experience is a plus. The position is for one year with possible renewal following review. The stipend is $46,000/year plus health benefits. The position will be based at SCBI (Front Royal, VA) with frequent trips to SERC (Edgewater, MD). For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names of three references (with contact information) by May 10, 2016 to Dr. William McShea (mcsheaw@si.edu). Posted: 5/5/16.

Watershed Modeling: Three post-doctoral opportunities in watershed modeling are available via Oak Ridge Institute of Science & Education (ORISE) and located at the US EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. All opportunities are for one year with potential to extend to at least two years based on available funding and EPA scientist recommendation. Full details: 1. Quantifying Wetland to Watershed Connectivity Research Project. 2. Watershed-Scale Effects of Green Infrastructure. Please contact Dr. Heather Golden (golden.heather@epa.gov) and/or Dr. Charles Lane (lane.charles@epa.gov) with any questions about the opportunities. Posted: 3/28/16.

Watershed Modeling: The Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Environmental Research Center (SERC) have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to join a scenario modeling project for the Northern Blue Ridge region of Virginia—a 15-county area including parts of the Potomac, Shenandoah, Rappahannock and James River basins. The work of the Fellow falls in three broad areas. First, adapt and calibrate a dynamic watershed model for water, sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus within subwatersheds comprising the study area. Second, integrate the watershed model and a landscape model in order to examine how alternate future land use and climate scenarios might affect valuable ecological and cultural landscape features. Third, help to organize and lead workshops with the general public and regional stakeholders to identify relevant scenarios and integrate project results into local and regional planning efforts. Applicants should have experience in watershed modeling, a Ph.D. in a relevant science discipline (e. g, ecology, hydrology, environmental engineering, or geography), peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants also need strong skills with geographic information system (GIS) analysis and multivariate statistics. Other desirable skills include R and Python programming, data base management, or remote sensing. The fellow will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, scientific publications, and public outreach and must be able to work as part of an extended research team. Therefore, interdisciplinary experience is a plus. The position is for one year with possible renewal following review. The stipend is $46k/year plus health benefits. The position will be based at SCBI (Front Royal, VA) with frequent trips to SERC (Edgewater, MD). For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names of three references (with contact information) by January 10, 2016 to Dr. William McShea (mcsheaw@si.edu). Posted: 12/8/15.

Watershed Biogeochemistry Modeling: We seek a postdoctoral associate to lead data analysis and modelling efforts for ongoing watershed biogeochemistry and hydrology projects in the Watershed Science & Hydroecology Lab at Michigan State University. The postdoc will lead efforts to model and predict solute flux patterns across watersheds using large extant data sets and novel high-frequency stream sensor systems. The postdoc will ultimately apply their models to evaluate regional and global change impacts on water resources. The lab represents a rapidly growing multidisciplinary team examining the influence of changes in climate and land use on water resources and watershed nutrient and pathogen transport. MSU represents a large and vibrant community for water research. The position requires a Ph.D. by the start date of employment in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, environmental engineering, ecoinformatics, or a related field. Preferred research skills and interests include demonstrated knowledge of watershed carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry, geospatial analysis, machine learning, statistical modeling, and time series analysis. Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB, Python, R and/or FORTRAN) are required. A strong record of publications, GIS, and data-driven science is desired. We will begin reviewing applications on 15 May 2016, and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is flexible in 2016, but preferably in summer 2016. Position is funded for up to 2 years. To apply, please send letter of application detailing research interest and experiences, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references (with telephone numbers and email addresses). Please direct applications and questions about the positions to Dr. Jay Zarnetske (jpz@msu.edu). Posted: 11/17/15, revised: 5/5/16.

Wetland Biogeochemistry: A short-term postdoctoral position in aquatic and wetland biogeochemistry is available in the Soil and Water Science Department at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Inglett. The postdoc will manage two projects including 1) a project assessing enzyme expression and microbial activities in a constructed wetland, and 2) an assessment of sediment denitrification, nitrogen fixation, and nutrient flux in an estuary. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with fluorescent enzyme approaches, microbial biomass and respiration measurements, N isotope techniques, dissolved gas analysis, and sediment core studies. Candidates should have field experience including boats and wetland environments. The strongest candidates will also have excellent English communication skills and a demonstrated ability to publish. Duration: 1 year, with an additional year pending performance and funding. Salary: $35-45k depending on qualifications. Start Date: No later than August 1, 2016. Application: Interested candidates should send a detailed CV, a narrative describing their interests and fit for the position, and a list of three references to pinglett@ufl.edu (include BGCHEM POSTDOC in the subject field). Posted: 2/25/16.

Carbon Biogeochemistry in Lakes and Rivers: Applications are now being accepted for a postdoctoral position to participate in multidisciplinary and highly collaborative projects in carbon biogeochemistry in both lakes and rivers. The position will be based in the Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Potential projects include the determination of the current carbon and material pathways in the foodwebs of Lake Erie, quantification of the current and contemporary carbon emission and burial rates, browning of nearby rivers and lakes, effects of flooding on carbon dynamics in rivers and longterm ecological dynamics of dissolved organic carbon in streams. The candidate must have experience in and an excellent understanding of aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry as demonstrated by a good publication record in international journals. Strong leadership skills are also required as the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to provide some guidance and assistance to junior members of the project as well as some aspects of project coordination with collaborators and supporting organizations. A PhD in ecology, limnology, environmental chemistry and/or environmental sciences is required. The position is available for a total of 2 years. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. Preferred start date is before January 1st 2016 or soon thereafter. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three academic references to the address below (e-mail is preferred). Review of applications began on November 15, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. Contact: Dr. Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Trent University, Department of Biology, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7B8 [mxenopoulos@trentu.ca]. Posted: 11/19/15.

River and Floodplain Biogeochemistry: US EPA-supported NRC post-doc opportunity now open for application. Deadline is Nov 1. “Floodplain Restoration, Expansion, and Infrastructure Effects on Ground and Surface Water Quality”. A Postdoctoral Opportunity (22.03.05.B8222) is available for research on the effects of restoration and infrastructure on the biogeochemistry of floodplain surface and ground water systems. The Associate will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Ken Forshay of US EPA, Office of Research and Development, Ground Water and Ecosystem Restoration Division, at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, OK. This is a collaborative research effort that includes opportunities for interaction with EPA scientists and scientists at various institutions. Field research will take place at established and tbd locations across the country with travel to field locations. Research will focus on floodplain restoration and infrastructure effects on nutrient and carbon biogeochemistry in ground and surface water. The research approach should include both lab mesocosm experiments and field studies to support conclusions and literature review. Manipulative experiments may be necessary to test or confirm results. Expertise required includes knowledge of (1) river floodplain ecology and biogeochemistry; (2) fate and transport of dissolved nutrients, especially C, N, and P; and (3) hydrology, especially groundwater and surface water interaction. Experience with statistics, geographic information systems, and experimental design will be beneficial. Potential exists for developing novel research questions and measurements based on research interests of the postdoctoral scientist. Go to the NRC web site for more info on the opportunity, eligibility, and application requirements. For a description (pdf) of the National Academies Research Associateship Programs with the US EPA Office of Research and Development. Ken Forshay (Forshay.Ken@EPA.gov, 580-436-8912). Posted: 9/30/15.

Modelling Land-Sea Nutrient Transfer: Modelling of the land-sea nutrient transfer to the Mediterranean sea under different land management scenarios. We seek a post-doctoral scientist for the project “Towards an integrated prediction of Land & Sea Responses to global change in the Mediterranean Basin” (LaSeR-Med), which focusses on integrated socio-ecological modelling. The duration of the contract is initially one year, with a possible extension for a second year, depending on the initial results. The post-doc will be based within the Mediterranean Institute of marine and terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE) in Aix-en-Provence, France. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in physics, chemistry, microbiology, geosciences, environmental sciences or a related field of science. They should be familiar with modelling biogeochemical interactions between ecosystems and capable to further develop existing numerical ecosystem models. Programming skills (C) and modelling experience are therefore mandatory. Knowledge of R and of Unix/Linux environment will be an advantage. The candidate should have good written and oral communication skills. For work, good skills in the English language will be essential. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 11/6/15.

Tidal Marsh Soil Processes Regulating DOM Export: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the biogeochemical processes in tidal marsh soils that regulate their ability to produce, transform, and buffer dissolved organic matter (DOM) export to estuaries. The project seeks to transform our ability to predict the influence of tidal wetlands on estuarine biology, biogeochemistry, and ecology. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary, multi-institution, NSF-funded research team that includes biogeochemists and modelers. Our goal is to combine rich datasets, process-focused experiments, and a coupled hydrodynamic-photochemical-biogeochemical model to investigate understudied aspects of marsh export that may control the seasonality and fate of dissolved organic matter in estuaries. Through interactions with relevant stakeholders from EPA, NOAA and NERRS, the improved understanding and tools that emerge from this project will be integrated into enhanced monitoring and management efforts, providing direct societal benefits. The Fellow will be based at on the campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a 2,650 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands. Many of the Center’s 100+ full-time employees commute from nearby Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. This is a one year, NSF-funded position with continuation for 2 years (3 years total) given satisfactory performance. The position requires strong research interest, and preferably previous research experience, in soil and/or aquatic biogeochemistry. The post-doc will work closely with Dr. Patrick Megonigal (SERC), Dr. Patrick Neale (SERC) and Professor Maria Tzortziou (CCNY and SERC), and will also have the opportunity to interact with other members of our multi-institutional team. The position comes with a competitive salary commensurate with training and research experience, plus benefits, office space, computer facilities, and coverage of research and related travel expenses. Please e-mail (i) a short letter of interest that describes your experience and qualifications (1-2 pages), (ii) full CV with publications list (accepted, in-press, and in-review), and (iii) contact information for 3 references by March 15th to Dr. Patrick Megonigal (megonigalp@serc.si.edu) and Dr. Maria Tzortziou (Maria.tzortziou@ccny.cuny.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until a suitable applicant is found. The candidate is expected to start in May-June 2016. Posted: 1/22/16.

Coastal Wetland Carbon Sequestration in a Warmer Climate: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the biogeochemical responses of a tidal brackish marsh to ecosystem warming and elevated CO2. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team that includes biogeochemists, microbial ecologists, and modelers. Our goal is to actively manipulate air and soil temperature (to 1.5 m soil depth), and model responses at both at an ecosystem and regional scale. The research will be conducted at the Global Change Research Wetland (G-CREW), an NSF-LTREB site and home to three related tidal marsh global change experiments. The site is located on the campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a 2,650 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands. Many of the Center’s 100+ full-time employees commute from nearby Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. This is a one year, grant-funded position with continuation for 1.5 years (2.5 years total) given satisfactory performance. Candidates with research interests in biogeochemistry or microbial ecology are preferred. The position comes with a stipend of $48k per year plus a health care allowance. Please e-mail a short letter of interest that describes your experience and qualifications (1-2 pages), CV, and list of references by 1 Oct 2015 to Dr. Patrick Megonigal (megonigalp@si.edu). The candidate is expected to start between January and March 2016. Posted: 9/1/15.

Impact of Climate Change on Boreal Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry: A postdoctoral research position and three graduate assistantships are available for keen and motivated students interested in research and training centered around understanding the impact of climate change on boreal forest landscape biogeochemistry. These positions are available as part of a new NSERC-Strategic Partnership Project focused on the Newfoundland and Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect (NL-BELT) and made up of foreign collaborators, provincial and Canadian Forest Service partners as well as Memorial University researchers in Earth Sciences and Chemistry. The project is focused on exploiting the established NL-BELT which consists of four large watersheds located in western Newfoundland and southern Labrador to isolate the potential impact of predicted increases in temperature and precipitation in the coming century while maintaining an ability to apply the results to intact boreal forest ecosystems and their watersheds. Our team has been conducting investigations of soils and stream water along the NL-BELT and combining these with manipulative warming experiments to develop biogeochemical indicators of soil responses to increasing temperature. The increased ecosystem C fluxes with climate warming established along this transect appears to occur without significant changes to soil C stocks, however, they suggest important changes relevant to the terrestrial-to-aquatic flux of materials in these landscapes. It is anticipated that the new postdoctoral researcher, MSc and two PhD students joining the Biogeochemistry of Boreal Ecosystem Research Group (BBERG) will focus on the following areas within this boreal biome climate change context: 1. Fate and geochemistry of dissolved organic matter in podzolic mineral soil horizons. 2. Biogeochemistry of organic matter through the terrestrial-to-aquatic interface. 3. Nutrient biogeochemistry of the terrestrial-to-aquatic interface. 4. Impacts of hydrology on soil respiratory responses. Experience with aquatic or soil biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, and/or environmental chemistry particularly will be important. All applicants should have a demonstrated background of experience in biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, ecosystem ecology or hydrogeochemistry. Applicants should be willing and able to conduct field research at remote study sites for weeks at a time. These positions are all available as early as January 1, 2016. The graduate assistantships can be in either the Department of Earth Sciences or the Environmental Sciences Graduate Programs, where program start dates are in May or September. Please check the BBERG website for more information and group contacts, and direct further inquires or send applications, including letter of interest and detailed curriculum vitae (including contact information for 3 references), to: Dr. Susan Ziegler, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X5, Canada. 709.864.2669, sziegler@mun.ca. Posted: 11/10/15.

Modeling Plant-Soil Feedbacks: A postdoctoral position in modeling plant-soil feedbacks is available in the lab of PI James O’Dwyer. The project will also involve collaboration with other faculty members and postdoctoral researchers associated with the University of Illinois Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment. See the more detailed description of this overarching project We welcome candidates with training in ecological modeling, microbial ecology, and also in other quantitative fields. Start date is flexible, and the position will involve multiple opportunities for career development. The O'Dwyer lab is highly interdisciplinary, while the collaborative environment here at UIUC provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to bridge multiple departments and institutes. We are closely affiliated with the UIUC Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation and the Institute for Genomic Biology. To apply, send a CV, a one page statement of research interests, a representative paper, and contact information for three references to James O'Dwyer at jodwyer@illinois.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive, and informal inquiries are welcome. Posted: 12/15/15.

Nitrogen Biogeochemistry/Urban Ecosystem Ecology: Applications are invited for three post-doctoral research associates to work with Dr. Peter Groffman on the following projects: 1) Denitrification in agricultural and forest soils. This position is funded a cooperative agreement with the USDA and a grant from NSF and involves measurements of denitrification and associated microbial and soil variables in sites that are part of the USDA Long Term Agricultural Research network and as part of an ice storm manipulation project at the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site in New Hampshire. The work will center on measurements of denitrification using a direct-flux approach available in Groffman’s nitrogen biogeochemistry laboratory located at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. The postdoc, who could be based at the City University of New York (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center in Manhattan or at the Cary Institute, will also have the opportunity to develop independent lines of research within the context of this project. See the full job ad for details and to apply. 2) Multi-scale coupled natural human system dynamics of nitrogen in residential landscapes. This project is funded by a new grant (pending) from the National Science Foundation that addresses how biogeochemical, hydrologic and human behavioral processes interact to control nitrogen exports from residential ecosystems and landscapes. The work will include coordinating a series of field measurements of biogeochemical and hydrological processes and integrative analysis with scientists from other disciplines. The position will be based at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in Manhattan with regular travel to Baltimore for field work and project coordination activities and will include opportunities to develop independent lines of research within the context of the project. Details: full job ad 3) Urban ecosystem ecology in New York City. This position would involve participating in the development of several different projects focused on biophysical and social dynamics on nutrient cycling in New York City including urban agriculture, urban forestry, costal resilience, combined sewer overflows and regional-scale analyses. The position will be based at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and will include opportunities to develop independent lines of research within the context of the project. Details: full job ad. Closing Date Jul 12, 2016. Posted: 6/3/16.

Soil/Sediment Geochemistry: The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Soil & Sediment Geochemistry team (SSGT) conducts research in solid-phase geochemistry to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dual civil and military missions. The SSGT supports these missions with a wide variety of research programs in organic/inorganic contaminant environmental fate and transport, environmental sensing, and quantifiable soil processes. We are seeking highly qualified post-doctoral candidates for opportunities of 1 year, with potential for renewal for at least 2 additional years to pursue funded work in one of these areas: (1) speciation, soil interactions, and mobility of Army-relevant contaminants (within the life cycle of new material acquisitions) such as munition constituents, heavy metals, radionuclides, and anthropogenic nano-colloidal materials; (2) soil environmental sensing, such as geochemically specific adsorbents and spectroscopic responses; (3) informatics-based models for predicting soil processes. Successful applicants will have obtained a PhD in soil science, geochemistry, or related discipline with a strong chemistry background. The candidate must possess a strong experimental background in or related to the previously stated disciplines. Expertise with solid-phase speciation methods, such as Synchrotron-based x-ray spectroscopies, solid-state NMR spectroscopies, FTIR, XRD, or XRF is highly desirable. Alternatively, candidates with experience in multivariate statistical techniques are also highly desirable. Particularly, candidates with experience in multivariate dimension-reduction and classification techniques. The successful candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills as well as a demonstrated ability to propose, plan, and execute laboratory studies and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with supervising or mentoring graduate/undergraduate students and working in teams is also highly desired. The incumbent will work with an experienced and diverse team of MS and PhD-level scientists with expertise in aqueous geochemistry, soil chemistry, sediment ecotoxicity, material science, and environmental engineering disciplines. Salaries of qualified applicants may be expected to range from $55-80k, dependent upon experience. U.S. citizenship is highly desired but not required. To obtain more information, send or email a resume/CV with a brief cover letter explaining your interests and experience to: Dr. Mark Chappell (mark.a.chappell@usace.army.mil), Soil & Sediment Geochemistry Team Lead, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 3909 Halls Ferry Rd, Vicksburg, MS, 39180. Review of applications will begin by 1 February 2016. The Soil & Sediment Geochemistry Team is located within the Environmental Laboratory (EL), one of seven DoD-funded laboratories within the ERDC. Posted: 1/27/16.

Everglades Trace Gas Fluxes: A multidisciplinary team of researchers studying the carbon balance of Everglade wetlands is seeking a highly motivated POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE with interests and expertise in micrometeorological measurements of trace gas fluxes. The candidate would be working on a recently-funded collaborative project between the labs of Drs. Steven F. Oberbauer (Florida International University) and Gregory Starr and Christina Staudhammer (University of Alabama) in association with the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER that expands on a long-term study of carbon dynamics within Everglades National Park. The postdoctoral scientist will be based at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The ideal candidate should have experience in eddy covariance techniques, including tower operations. The candidate should also have experience with QA/QC of large data sets, R or SAS programing skills and familiarity with Campbell Scientific data loggers and their programing. Research will be conducted in Everglades National Park in collaboration with the University of Alabama. The candidate should also have the ability to work outdoors in tropical conditions. Specific responsibilities will include managing eddy covariance measurements, participating in ecosystem modeling, helping with chamber-level measurements of carbon exchange, and taking the lead in key project publications. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in biophysics, plant physiological ecology, micrometeorology or related fields. A driver's license is required, and boating experience highly desirable. Applicants interested in applying should sent the following materials to Steven Oberbauer (oberbaue@fiu.edu) with subject line Everglades Postdoc Application: CV, research statement, pdfs of three publications and a list of three references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin March 11, 2016. For more details contact Steven F. Oberbauer (oberbaue@fiu.edu) or Gregory Starr (gstarr@ua.edu). Posted: 2/17/16.

Soil Biogeochemistry: I am seeking a postdoctoral researcher with broad interests in soil biogeochemistry to work on a project testing the impacts of oxygen availability on carbon stabilization and degradation in tropical and temperate soils. A portion of the research will involve application of a novel laboratory incubation system to make automated high-frequency measurements of soil CO2 fluxes and isotope composition using a tunable diode laser. The postdoctoral researcher will have substantial flexibility to pursue original research questions within this framework. The candidate will be based in Steven Hall’s laboratory at Iowa State University and will have the opportunity to collaborate on an NSF-funded project based in the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Puerto Rico, in conjunction with Whendee Silver (UC Berkeley) and Aaron Thompson (U of Georgia) and other postdocs. Starting date is negotiable, ideally January or February 2016. This position is initially for one year, with renewal for one to two more years with exceptional performance. Required Qualifications: The postdoctoral fellow should hold a doctoral degree in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, geosciences, soil science or a related discipline. First-authored publications are mandatory. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in analytical methods for quantifying trace gas dynamics and basic programming facility in R or Matlab. Application instructions: Please send a single pdf file including: (a) a one-page cover letter outlining research interests and relevant skills for this position; (b) a CV; and (c) the contact data for two referees. The pdf file should be sent via email with [deltaCO2-postdoc] in the subject line to stevenjh@iastate.edu. Posted: 11/23/15.

Biogeochemistry/Stable Isotope Ecology: Linking redox fluctuations to soil organic matter dynamics using stable isotopes. I am seeking a postdoctoral researcher with broad interests in soil biogeochemistry and strong analytical skills who will develop and apply a laboratory incubation system to make automated high-frequency measurements of soil CO2 fluxes and isotope composition using a tunable diode laser. This project is focused on understanding the impacts of redox fluctuations on soil C dynamics across a spectrum of ecosystems spanning temperate and tropical biomes. The candidate will have flexibility to generate original research questions and experiments within this framework. The candidate will be based in Steven Hall’s laboratory at Iowa State University and will have opportunities to collaborate on an NSF-funded project based in the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Puerto Rico, in conjunction with Whendee Silver (UC Berkeley) and Aaron Thompson (U of Georgia). They will interact with a cohort of two other postdocs based in Berkeley and Georgia. Starting date is negotiable, ideally before Jan 2016. The position is for one year with potential renewal based on performance. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided. Required Qualifications: A PhD in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, geoscience, or soil science. Expertise in analytical methods for quantifying trace gas dynamics, interests and fluency with current conceptual debates in soil C cycling, and basic facility in R or Matlab. Desired Qualifications: Analysis of CO2 isotope composition and programming Campbell Scientific dataloggers (ie, CR basic). Please send a single pdf file via email to stevenjh@iastate.edu with [deltaCO2-postdoc] in the subject line, including: (a) a one-page cover letter outlining research interests and relevant skills; (b) a CV; and (c) contact information for two references. Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Posted: 9/3/15.

Biogeochemistry and Biogeochemical Impacts of Emerging Contaminants: The Bernhardt lab at Duke University is seeking a postdoctoral associate with expertise in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers examining the fate, transport, and impacts of emerging contaminants in the environment. Successful candidates must have excellent organizational, quantitative, and analytical skills, as well as the desire to work within a highly interdisciplinary environment in collaboration with ecologists, toxicologists, engineers, earth scientists, and chemists. The postdoctoral associate will work closely with Emily Bernhardt (Department of Biology) and Ben Colman (University of Montana) and collaborators throughout the NSF funded Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) headquartered at Duke University and will interact extensively with the faculty, students and postdocs affiliated with Duke's River Center. The application deadline is rolling, and start dates are flexible but candidates must have received their PhD before accepting this offer. Funds are available through CEINT to support travel to present results at scientific meetings and for short-term training and research opportunities at other member institutions within CEINT. To apply, please send your cv, the names and contact information for three professional references, pdf versions of one or more representative publications to Emily Bernhardt (emily.bernhardt@duke.edu) with subject line POSTDOC APPLICANT. Please include a cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position and indicating the date at which you could accept the position if offered. Posted: 8/25/15.

Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations and Natural Sources: Rob Jackson’s Lab at Stanford University. The School of Earth Sciences, Precourt Institute for Energy, and Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University seek a full-time scientist in earth sciences, biogeosciences or remote sensing to undertake projects on natural gas emissions associated with upstream (e.g., current and abandoned oil and gas wellpads) and downstream (e.g., transmission and distribution system) operations and natural sources. The successful candidate may contribute to projects on mapping hydrocarbon leaks from wellpads and urban distributions lines, interactions of groundwater quality and gas migration, and legacy issues accompanying oil and gas extraction. Some relevant publications include Jackson et al. 2014 Annual Review of Environment and Resources (doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-031113-144051); Darrah et al. 2014 PNAS (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1322107111); Jackson et al. 2014 Env Sci Technol (doi:10.1021/es404474x); Gallagher et al. 2015 Env Sci Technol Letters (doi/10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00213); Drollette et al. 2015 PNAS (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1511474112); and McKain et al. 2015 PNAS (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416261112). Send a CV, statement of interests, and three letters of recommendation to: rob.jackson@stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer; minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply by March 15, 2016, for full consideration. Posted: 2/8/16.

Urban Methane Dynamics: We seek an outstanding Postdoc to contribute to a collaboration between Google, the Environmental Defense Fund and Colorado State University that is having direct impact on the amount of methane being emitted from cities. In this project, we use methane sensors mounted on Google Street View (GSV) cars to find natural gas leaks in cities and quantify the leakage rate. The acquisition, analysis and communication of this data bring project members into regular interactions with utilities, public utility commissions, NGO’s and scientists from diverse fields. A web page describing the project can be found here: https://www.edf.org/climate/methanemaps There are two additional research opportunities within this project. The first is in collaboration with colleagues in atmospheric physics who seek to use principles on the formation of gas plumes at fine spatial scales to develop better algorithms for predicting leak magnitude. The second includes the collaborative use of sampling statistics to estimate the true population size of natural gas leaks in cities. Interested applicants should apply at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/30103. For full consideration, applications must be received by 31 January 2016. Posted: 1/26/16.

Ecosystem Modeling of Biogeochemistry: I (Xiaofeng Xu, University of Texas at El Paso) am seeking a postdoc for modeling biogeochemical processes in terrestrial ecosystems. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Climate science, Earth system science, or a related field, and demonstrated strength in modeling ecosystem and/or biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Demonstrated experience of working with land surface models (such as CLM) to quantify terrestrial feedbacks to the climate system is considered strongly beneficial. The successful applicant should have experience to conduct research on the impacts of global change on ecosystem function and land surface fluxes of trace gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide), hydrological processes, or microbial biogeochemistry. Experience in modeling soil biogeochemical processes and the programming ability with FORTRAN and/or C++ are desirable. See the full job announcement (Job ID: 2138) for details and to apply. Review of applications will begin on September 1. Please direct any questions regarding the position to xxu2@utep.edu. Posted: 8/3/15.

Dryland Ecosystem Science: The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar focused on understanding controls over carbon cycling in human-impacted dryland ecosystems. The postdoc will collaborate on one or more projects addressing carbon cycle responses to changes in vegetation, land management, and climate. Potential projects include characterization of abiotic controls over litter decomposition and the fate of decomposition products, a large-scale manipulative study evaluating the consequences of brush management on multiple ecosystem services, a multi-site study quantifying the role of organic matter inputs on soil carbon processes, and use of co-located rainfall and grazing gradients to quantify above- and belowground carbon cycle responses to human land use under different climate regimes. The postdoc will work with Dr. Heather Throop and a multi-disciplinary group of collaborators in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Opportunities will also exist to work with collaborators at other universities and federal agencies. Potential field sites include the Santa Rita Experimental Range (Arizona), the Jornada Basin LTER (New Mexico), and precipitation gradients Namibia. The postdoc will be expected to collaborate on existing projects as well as take a lead on developing independent research projects relating to existing work. The successful candidate will be expected to take a lead on manuscript development and will have the opportunity to participate in future grant proposal submissions. The postdoc will have the opportunity to participate in formal career development programs at ASU (e.g., the SESE Postdoctoral Development Program). The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The desired start date is 15 January, 2016. This position comes with a competitive salary and health insurance. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecosystem science, ecology, soil science, biology, biogeochemistry or a closely related field by the start date. Desired qualifications include demonstrated proficiency with laboratory analyses (elemental analysis, stable isotope analysis, gas flux measurements), field measurements, ecosystem modeling, a strong publication record, and strong quantitative skills. A valid drivers license is required. Periodic field campaigns may require several weeks of travel under challenging working and living conditions, including extreme temperatures. To apply, please submit a single PDF document to heather.throop@asu.edu that includes the following: * A cover letter * Contact information for three references * A curriculum vitae with a publication list * A statement of past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals (three pages or less). Complete applications will be reviewed beginning 23 October, 2015. Posted: 10/10/15.

Earth Surface Shaping by Biota: Project Manager (postdoc) Position. SPP (DFG Priority Program) EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota. The EarthShape priority program (DFG-SPP 1803) will explore how biologic processes form soil, influence topography, and thereby shape the Earth’s surface. Your task will be to assist the coordination of a consortium of 13 interdisciplinary projects comprising 17 new PhD students and 33 German and 19 Chilean investigators from the fields of Geology, Ecology, Soil Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry. EarthShape research will be conducted at four study sites within in the Chilean Coastal Range that features one of Earth’s most spectacular vegetation gradients and is controlled by climate ranging from hyper-arid to humid temperate. It is a natural laboratory to study how biology and topography interact. Aim: To assist the project coordinators and facilitate data collection, communication, and logistics between different research groups in both Germany and Chile. Your tasks: You will work with Chilean and German participants to: install and maintain meteorological and river discharge and ecologic monitoring equipment in Chile; organize project meetings and student training workshops; coordinate project fieldwork, common data sets, and sampling permits; oversight of project data storage and web site; and organize public outreach. The primary work location is Tübingen, Germany and travel to Chile is required. Your primary supervisors will be Prof. Todd Ehlers (Uni. Tuebingen) and Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg (GFZ Potsdam). Your qualifications: Doctoral degree in Geo-, Atmospheric, or soil sciences, Hydrogeology, Physical Geography, or Ecology. Previous experience in project management, fieldwork, and a valid drivers license are required. Candidates should be interested in bio-geo-interactions, Earth surface processes, research in an interdisciplinary environment. Furthermore, fluency in English, Spanish, and excellent team work and communication skills are expected. The position is initially for 3 years with the possibility of being extended for an additional 3 years. Salary is commensurate with experience and at the TV-E13 (100%) level. The start date for the position is January, 2016. Please submit your application by 31 October, 2015 to Todd Ehlers (todd.ehlers@uni-tuebingen.de). Please combine your application documents into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes. Please include a CV and list of previous publications, a cover letter (in English) stating your past experience in project management and motivation, university certificates, and the names and email addresses of 2-3 potential referees. Posted: 9/28/15.

Vegetation Dynamics of the Sagebrush Steppe: We are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to evaluate vegetation dynamics within the sagebrush steppe in eastern Washington. This research will synthesize new and historical data to increase our understanding of how these communities are structured, including the effects of military training activities, repeated wildfires, and post-fire rehabilitation actions. The position will provide an outstanding opportunity to apply a variety of field and analytical skills to urgent conservation problems with immediate implications. The incumbent will work closely with research collaborators to produce solid analyses and clear reports with succinct recommendations for land managers. In addition, they will produce compelling scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. We seek a highly motivated individual with strong interests in plant community or fire ecology and strong quantitative skills. The successful applicant will be an active member of the Terrestrial Restoration Ecology lab. Applicants must be self-motivated and able to work independently and effectively. Most of the research will be analytical and computer-based, though field work is planned in Spring 2017 in south-central Washington state. The climate of central Washington is semi-arid and can be extremely hot; accessing the field sites will require walking several miles a day in such conditions over rugged terrain. The incumbent will occupy a pivotal position in research collaborations between the University of Washington (Dr. Jon Bakker), The Ohio State University (Dr. Matt Davies), the Department of Defense, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Northwest Fire Science Consortium. Additional details, and application instructions. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2016. Posted: 3/16/16.

Dynamic Vegetation Modeler: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Climate & Ecosystems Sciences Division. As a terrestrial modeler, you will focus on vegetation dynamics, including successional, competitive, and demographic processes, at regional to global scales, with a focus on development and analyses in the ACME Earth System Model. The position also calls for expertise in numerical methods for land-surface modeling, uncertainty quantification and assimilation, and land-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks. We seek interdisciplinary expertise and interest in diverse terrestrial systems. Berkeley Lab is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. This position will focus on developing, testing, and applying coupled dynamic vegetation models with explicit plant functional traits sufficiently robust and mechanistic to represent high-latitude, temperate, and tropical systems. The specific analyses will depend on the experience and interest of the successful candidate. An important goal of the work will be integration in ACME for analyses focused on carbon-climate interactions. This integration may require novel treatments of spatial heterogeneity and scaling, so experience in representing fine-resolution land features across spatial scales will be valuable. Analyzing feedbacks between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be an important component of the research. To Apply: full job ad. Posted: 11/23/15.

Reservoir Modeling: The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) manages a system of 19 interconnected reservoirs that supply drinking water to over 9 million consumers in New York City and surrounding areas. NYC DEP uses simulation models to investigate the potential effects of climate change, land use change, watershed management, and reservoir operations on the NYC water supply. Extensive data are available to support reservoir hydrodynamic and water quality modeling. Hiring will occur though the City University of New York’s Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC), which has a contract to support NYCDEP’s efforts. Work will involve collaborative efforts with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, and will also provide opportunities for leadership in specific aspects of the research. The candidate will be based in upstate New York and work with NYCDEP staff on a day to day basis. Starting date: summer 2016. Actual start depends on candidate availability. End date: August 2018. Location: Kingston, NY, 100 miles north of NYC in the Hudson Valley and nearby Catskill Mountains. Open to eligible candidates of any nationality. Visas can be arranged through the City University of New York. Key tasks include the following: Develop a familiarity with NYCDEP’s reservoir models that simulate nutrients, phytoplankton, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and disinfection byproduct precursors. Use the monitoring data for each reservoir to test the reservoir models and apply methods for model calibration and validation. Update model source code to reflect present understanding of key processes that affect model predictions. Use reservoir models to evaluate the impact of watershed management programs on reservoir water quality. Develop improved model algorithms to simulate reservoir DOC and disinfection byproduct precursors. Present work at scientific meetings; publish work in peered reviewed journals and NYCDEP reports. Qualifications: Ph.D. in limnology, oceanography, water resources, civil or environmental engineering, geography, or a related discipline. Candidates with a Master’s degree and strong research achievement will also be considered. Experience with reservoir, lake or ocean hydrodynamic and water quality modeling. Programming experience in Fortran; Python, shell scripting, or R. Experience in statistical analysis. Demonstrated ability to communicate research results to scientific community through peer-reviewed papers, conference presentations and reports. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment. For more information please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae electronically to: Emmet M. Owens (eowens@dep.nyc.gov), New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 71 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. 845-340-7796. Application deadline is JUNE 15, 2016. Posted: 6/7/16.

Land Surface and Ecosystem Modeling: The land-surface modeling group at the LSCE (”Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement”) is looking for several post-doctoral researchers interested in land surface modeling and ecosystem functioning. The positions are available for a fixed-term period of 24 months with a possible one or two year extension. The scientific context for these positions includes the quantification of carbon and water fluxes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, the understanding of the underlying processes to support greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation in the context of global changes (climate, land-use and land-management changes), the impact of nitrogen cycle on ecosystem carbon fluxes, and the investigation of carbon- and water-related ecosystem services (i.e., wood production, carbon sequestration, water availability). The main scientific objectives and the related tasks of the position will be determined following discussions between the applicant and the principal investigators, while taking into account the experience and career path of the applicant. The European projects that will fund these positions will provide additional context and may guide some of the objectives of the work. For instance, two projects with the University of Lund aim to i) better understand how interactions between forest management and nitrogen inputs (fertilization, deposition) impact the carbon storage of European forests and ii) use data assimilation techniques to improve model skill with multiple data streams (in particular from the ICOS European infrastructure). Another project with ECMWF meteorological centre will focus on the reanalysis of the carbon cycle over the last century. The post-doctoral researcher will primarily use the global land surface model ORCHIDEE, including recent developments related to the nitrogen cycle, forest management, and crop and pasture management. Atmospheric transport models may also be used to assimilate atmospheric GHG concentrations as large-scale constraints using advanced data assimilation techniques. The activities will be mainly located at LSCE (CEA, Orme des Merisiers, Gif/Yvette, France) on the plateau of Saclay, approximately 25 km south-west of Paris, with some travel to Sweden. LSCE is a joint research unit of Commissariat à L’Energie Atomique et des Energies Alternatives (CEA), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ). LSCE employs over 320 researchers covering 30 different nationalities. Their research mission is to contribute to a better understanding of the interactions between human activities in the Earth System, environment and climate dynamics at different time scales. LSCE is a world-class institute and a thriving nexus for climate change research. Qualifications required: Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research we are seeking highly motivated individuals with a degree (Master or PhD) in for example mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, meteorology or theoretical ecology. A broad interest in natural sciences and more specifically in terrestrial ecology is essential. Rather than requiring any particular training, we are looking for candidates motivated by science with ability to develop code (particularly Fortran 90) and to integrate scientific knowledge into numerical schemes. Priority will be given to individuals who have published peer-reviewed papers but it is not a strict requirement. There are no specific application forms. Applications and inquiries should be sent to: Bertrand Guenet (bertrand.guenet__at__lsce.ipsl.fr) Sebastiaan Luyssaert (Sebastiaan.Luyssaert__at__lsce.ipsl.fr) Nicolas Viovy (Nicolas.Viovy__at__lsce.ipsl.fr) Nicolas Vuichard (Nicolas.Vuichard__at__lsce.ipsl.fr) Philippe Peylin (philippe.peylin__at__lsce.ipsl.fr) Gregoire Broquet (gregoire.broquet__at__lsce.ipsl.fr) Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of motivation including a short description (1/2 page no more than 1 page) of a recent scientific question you answered and (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references. The position is available from September 1st and will remain open until filled with a review of applications and interviews starting on 24th June. Salary follows national directives and is adjusted for work experience. A dual position may be explored in case your partner/spouse has a competitive CV and background in line with the research activities at LSCE. Posted: 9/19/15.

Ecosystem Modeling: We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow interested in applying empirical and process-based modeling approaches to tackle policy-relevant environmental issues in aquatic systems to join our team in the Scavia Lab at the University of Michigan. The post-doc will be part of an inter-disciplinary team working on a range of projects, including a recently funded project aimed at integrating environmental and socio-economic modeling to understand and predict the ecological and societal impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Great Lakes. The post-doc will work with researchers from multiple institutions to: - develop geostatistical modeling approaches to integrate in-situ and remote sensing long-term datasets of HAB intensity - build and calibrate empirical and process-based models to predict HAB dynamics as a function of multiple environmental drivers - link HAB models to watershed and climate models developed by collaborators to quantify the influence of nutrient loading and climate on HAB formation The post-doc will also have opportunities to develop independent research and/or work on other ongoing modeling efforts, such as modeling of hypoxia dynamics in lakes and coastal systems. Required skills: - background in aquatic ecology - statistical modeling of ecological datasets and/or process-based ecological modeling, with a focus on aquatic systems - experience with Bayesian hierarchical and/or geostatistical modeling - ability to work in a collaborative, inter-disciplinary setting The position is available for 1 year, with potential for renewal contingent on funding availability and performance. Preferred start date September 2016. Applications and questions should be sent to scavia@umich.edu. The application should include a CV, a cover letter describing research interests, and a list of three references. Posted: 6/6/16.

Ecosystem Modeling: The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic scientist-colleague for a postdoctoral position in dynamic ecosystem modeling of sagebrush-steppe ecosystems. The position is funded through grants from the NASA Terrestrial Ecology and EPSCoR programs and the Joint Fire Science Program. Core activities of this postdoctoral position include: Using existing field, lidar, and hyperspectral datasets at a number of study areas in the Great Basin of the Western US to parameterize, initialize, calibrate, and verify the Ecosystem Demography (ED) model, and Parameterizing and exploring the impacts of fire mitigation strategies (e.g., mowing, green strips) on the long-term distribution, abundance, and coexistence of grasses, forbs, and shrubs in these ecosystems. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with and benefit from the expertise of a number of research scientists, postdocs, and graduate students with expertise in land modeling, remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems and hydrology, and land management and restoration ecology. These potential colleagues are currently housed within the Lab for Ecohydrology and Alternative Futuring (LEAF), the Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL), and the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC). Mentoring and training are also available for the successful candidate. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 1/20/16, revised: 2/22/16.

Ecosystem Modeling: A Postdoctoral Fellow position in ecosystem modeling, regional and global ecology is available in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University. This position provides great opportunities to apply macrosystems approach and process-based terrestrial biosphere modeling to quantify and predict ecosystem patterns and processes (e.g., land-air exchange of greenhouse gases, land-to-ocean mass flow, biogeochemical and hydrological cycling) in response to human and natural disturbances at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Qualifications: - A Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Ecohydrology, Atmospheric Science, Agriculture, Forestry, or related fields with knowledge of terrestrial ecosystem modeling is required. - Preference will be given be candidates with experience and background on biogeochemistry/ecosystem modeling, remote sensing and GIS, geospatial analysis, and computer programming (prefer C or C++). - Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, record of research publications in refereed journals of high quality, and a demonstrated ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams are required. - The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the US by the date appointment is scheduled to begin and must be able to communicate in English. Responsibilities: - The successful candidate will participate in an interdisciplinary research team to investigate the natural and anthropogenic impacts on ecosystem structure and functions by using integrated and computational approaches. - The individual is expected to independently develop and implement the spatially-explicit process-based land ecosystem model for examining impacts of climate change, land use and management practices on terrestrial ecosystems at regional and global scales. - The specific duties include large-scale data development, model improvement, simulation, model evaluation, uncertainty analysis, manuscript preparation etc. This individual will be encouraged to pursue new research direction (e.g., participate in development of research proposals), and will help manage the lab and interact with graduate and undergraduate students. The evaluation process will begin in Aug 30, 2015. Applications should include a cover letter explaining your research interests and accomplishments, and your qualifications for the position; a curriculum vita; and names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. For more information: Please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Chaoqun Lu, e-mail: clu@iastate.edu Chaoqun (Crystal) Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50010. Posted: 8/6/15.

Ecological Modeling: The Post-doctoral Research Position has its home at the Department of Forest and Climate, part of the Division of Forestry and Forest Resources, at the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research. The post-doctoral candidate will participate in a research project that aims to better understand the role of boreal forest management in the mitigation of climate change. He or she will work as part of a multidisciplinary team that quantifies and predicts the influence of management intervention on the mechanisms regulating local and global climate. The position will be mainly based in Ås, Norway. The position-holder will investigate empirical relationships between forest management and forest structure and its influence on the biological controls governing the exchanges of moisture and energy with the atmosphere. He or she will contribute to the development and evaluation of models for predicting the effects of forest management intervention on surface energy and moisture balances, and will work closely with project partners to evaluate parameterizations in leading land surface modeling schemes. The position-holder will be responsible for managing large geo-referenced datasets and publishing in high-ranking journals. Full details. Deadline 3/31/2016. Posted: 3/5/16.

Ecological Modelling: We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an Australian Research Council funded project that deals with ecological modelling. The project will continue for 1.5 years with a possible extension depending on funding availability. The applicant should have a good mathematics/statistics background as well as a strong interest in ecology/biology. The project is being run at RMIT University, in Melbourne (city campus) led by PI's Prof Lewi Stone, Dr Yan Wang, and Dr Ascelin Gordon. External Principal Investigators: Dr David Dowe, Monash University, Dr Robert Dorazio USGS, Dr Andy Solow Woods Hole. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences within RMIT University. Project Summary: Identifying how species are distributed over the landscape, and how they interact and self-organize into foodwebs, are central goals in Ecology. This project will provide innovative new modelling tools to improve our understanding of species distributions and their foodweb networks. Broadly speaking, the successful candidate together with the PI's will be developing a general framework for extending current species distribution modelling frameworks to deal with multiple species, incorporating both their interactions as well as surveillance errors in detection. We intend to use spatial point process models, for which the candidate should preferably have some background knowledge. This is a loose guideline, and there are also possibilities for pursuing related research. For further information please contact Lewi Stone (lewi.stone@rmit.edu.au) or Ascelin Gordon (ascelin.gordon@rmit.edu.au). Posted: 2/15/16.

Ecological Modelling: We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist, who has experience in the field of ecological modelling. Research funding is available for (at least) 2 years, starting in September 2015. Work will be based at the Ecological Modelling Lab, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, a promising publication record, and an interest in ecological research. This position involves a multi-tiered research project aiming to develop a microscopic-to-macroscopic modelling strategy that relates organism stress to large-scale ecological patterns. The project employs molecular-level methods (metabolomics and in vivo monitoring of organism stress) to identify novel bioindicators of zooplankton perturbations from external stressors (eutrophication and contaminants). The results of this analytical/experimental work are used to refine both individual-based and ecosystem-level models. The successful applicant will integrate an ecophysiological plankton model with an agent-based platform. All interested candidates should e-mail their CVs to Dr. George Arhonditsis (georgea@utsc.utoronto.ca), contact information for 2-3 referees, and a letter of motivation as soon as possible to initiate the discussion. Knowledge of C++ or Python programming will be advantageous. George B. Arhonditsis, Professor & Associate Chair Undergraduate, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, Department of Geography, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Tel: 416-208-4858. Posted: 7/20/15.

Systems Modeling/Software Engineering: A postdoctoral research fellow with expertise and interest in systems modeling/software engineering is sought to join an ongoing NSF project. The successful postdoctoral fellow will lead and coordinate the development and applications of an agent based model (ABM) that aims to integrate data from satellite imagery, ground based vegetation survey, camera trapping images (for mammal habitat occupancy), household interviews, participatory mapping and ethnographical surveys, and governmental archives. The ABM is expected to be user-friendly, spatially explicit, able to perform parallel computing, capable of online, remote simulation, and (hopefully) applicable on a variety of platforms (e.g., desktop, mobile). Successful applicants will have degrees and backgrounds in one or more relevant disciplines, such as computer science and engineering, computational ecology, geography and spatial science, landscape ecology, geographic information systems, bioinformatics, land change science, and/or human environment science. Knowledge of and experiences in computer simulation modeling and programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C++) as well as spatial software programs (e.g., geographic information systems) are essential. Other desired skills include experiences with ArcGIS servers, high performance computing applications, cloud computing, big data tools, geo-visualization, and project management. This is a non-tenure track postdoctoral position based in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University. Application materials should include: (1) cover letter, (2) vision about ABM development and how to achieve the vision, (3) statement of professional goals, (4) CV, (5) transcripts (unofficial ones are OK initially), (6) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (7) up to three representative models or software programs developed by the applicant. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible. Applications are welcome until a suitable candidate is identified. Reviews of applications will begin on October 1, 2015. The position is available now but start date is relatively flexible. Applications and questions should be emailed to: Dr. Li An, SDSU - Geography, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego CA 92182-4493, lan@mail.sdsu.edu. Posted: 9/9/15.

Forest Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis: Postdoctoral Fellow. The College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho seeks recent PhDs in forest economics or natural resource policy to participate in modeling and analysis in the areas of forest management, forest product markets, and forest governance. The fellow will contribute to research that complements the work of the Policy Analysis Group; collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting with other social science and biophysical faculty; and develop new research directions in forest economics and/or policy analysis that focuses on the contribution of the forest products industry to the regional economy, forest carbon sequestration and markets, policies affecting the forest products industry, public land management policy and governance, or wildfire management. We seek individuals who are motivated to develop an outstanding program of research, thrive in a team environment, and will take a leadership role in all aspects of project design, implementation, and analysis. The fellow will also provide expertise to collaborators, scientists, and stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of publications, workshops, and related outreach activities as necessary. Pay range: $45-55k. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/12942. Posted: 3/9/16.

Coupled Water Quality-Economics Modeling: A new position for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral research associate to collaborate with a vibrant research team working at the interface of freshwater ecology and resource economics is available in the Carey and Cobourn Labs at Virginia Tech. This position is part of a recently funded NSF project that will model catchment-scale limnological, hydrological, and economic dynamics at Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) sites. Together, we are combining modeling and data-intensive analytical approaches from ecology and economics to examine the feedbacks between human decision-making and water quality in socio-environmental systems. We are seeking a creative and quantitative Ph.D. with significant research and modeling experience in freshwater ecology and/or resource economics. The successful applicant will collaborate with project graduate students, post docs, and faculty to address fundamental questions surrounding decision-making and water quality dynamics in lake catchments. Research activities will include integration of ecosystem and economic models and exploration of land use, policy, and climate scenarios; the research associate will also assist with project development and coordination. The successful applicant will have access to new distributed computing resources that have become recently available from GLEON-PRAGMA (Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly) collaborations and data from thousands of lakes in the LAke multi-scaled GeOSpatial & temporal database (LAGOS). The targeted start date is January 2016 and review of applications will begin on September 15, 2015. The position is for one year, with the potential for a one-year renewal. Candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter explaining their research experience and future interests; 2) a CV; and 3) names and contact information for three references to https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/59481 Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions! Dr. Cayelan Carey (cayelan@vt.edu) and Dr. Kelly Cobourn (kellyc13@vt.edu). Posted: 8/17/15.

Ecological Modeling of Larval Fish Behavior, Statistics/Bioinformatics: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, is currently accepting applications for a Post-doctoral research associate with a research focus on ecological modeling of larval fish behavior, statistics and bioinformatic in the lab of Cheryl Murphy. The position is funded from an EPA STAR grant, with funding for 2.5 years. Responsibilities include participating in a team effort (Michael Carvan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Natalia Garcia-Reyero, Mississippi State University, Michael Jones, Michigan State University) to determine the underling molecular architecture that regulate ecologically relevant behavior in several larval fish species, and to determine how perturbations to this system as a result of exposure to contaminants translates to population relevant outcomes, and associated risk. This project is setup to use the adverse outcome pathway framework. The ideal candidate should have a PhD in a relevant biological field and/or a quantitative field, and should have experience in programming, statistics, ecology and strong writing skills. Experience in bioinformatics and transcriptomics would also be helpful but not necessary. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with other EPA labs and other labs associated with MSU, UWM, and US Army ERDC. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by December 15, 2015 at http://jobs.msu.edu using posting number 1764. Cheryl Murphy, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824, camurphy@msu.edu. Posted: 11/2/15.

Statistical Ecology, Bird Population Dynamics: A 2-year postdoc position in statistical ecology is available at the Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala. For more information, see the full job ad. The application deadline is April 13. Posted: 3/8/16.

Fish Population Dynamics Modeling: The NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center is hiring two full-time, permanent, fishery stock assessment scientists. Posting is open Feb 16-29, open to current federal employees and to all US citizens. There are basic requirements including education requirements and a Selective Placement Factor. Candidates should make sure their resume clearly shows how they meet these requirements. We are looking for scientists with experience in advanced fish population dynamics modeling and statistical analyses. Link to USAjobs posting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428823800. Posted: 2/17/16.

Fish Modeling: We are pleased to announce the opening of a post-doctoral research opportunity at US EPA’s Western Ecology Division in Corvallis, OR. The position will support modeling approaches to evaluate fish population responses to water quality and habitat conditions. The position includes excellent federal employee benefits. See NHEERL Project number: AD-WED-06-15-2015-06 for additional details. Closes: Jul 20, 2015. Posted: 7/12/15.

Modelling Fish Contaminants using Spatio-temporal Statistics: We are accepting applications for a post-doctoral research position working on a collaborative project between Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada (Department of Chemistry and Biology) and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Research will focus on fish contamination across lakes in Ontario excluding the Great Lakes, but with potential to work collaboratively with other researchers looking at similar contaminant loadings in the GL areas of concern (University of Toronto, Don Jackson lab). The research will focus on analysis of available data collected for the Ontario MOECC Guide to Eating Sportfish (~1970-present), which provides serving advisories for different sportfish species based on observed contaminant levels in fish sampled across Ontario. In addition, the research offers a unique opportunity to work with a Canadian data analytics firm interested in developing spatio-temporal analyses methods and expertise. Findings will be published in relevant scientific journals and outlets. We are looking for individuals with a strong background in the area of spatial statistics, geostatistics, GIS, or analysis of large scale aquatic databases. Expertise in the area of fish contaminants and aquatic ecology will be highly valued. The anticipated post-doctoral position will be for one-year with potential to extend the project for a second year pending suitable progress and secured funds. The successful applicant will begin the position in the spring of 2016 (March/April). Renumeration will be $40k plus associated benefits (e.g., health-care). Applications will be considered beginning end November to early December, and qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews by December 18th. Applicants must have a PhD or expect to have their PhD by the start date. Please submit a cover letter providing details on how your background and skills (e.g., strong quantitative background in spatial ecology / species distribution modelling / R scripting / GIS) make you a suitable candidate for the job. Please also indicate when you are available to start and provide the names and contact details for three references. Application packages should be emailed to both Stephanie Melles (stephanie.melles@ryerson.ca) and Satyendra Bhavsar (Satyendra.Bhavsar@ontario.ca). Posted: 11/25/15.

Megafauna Ecosystem Ecology: Aarhus University (Denmark). Announcing the first set of three, 2-year postdocs in Jens-Christian Svenning lab's new project: "Megafauna ecosystem ecology from the deep prehistory to a human-dominated future (MegaPast2Future)". One position is focused on developing theory for megafauna ecosystem ecology, while the two others concern building an integrative paleobiological-macroecological understanding of how megafauna functional complexity has built up across time and space, one taking a macroevolutionary perspective, the other a biogeographic perspective. All positions involve a strong set of international collaborators. The application deadline is June 20, 2016. Please contact Jens-Christian Svenning (svenning@bios.au.dk) for more details. Posted: 6/3/16.

Large Herbivore Spatial Ecology, Demography, and Management: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) quantitative spatial ecologist for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to study elk and mule deer spatial ecology, demography, nutritional ecology, and management using long-term datasets from the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. The successful applicant will be appointed to work under the supervision of Dr. Taal Levi, together with a collaborative research team including Dr. Michael Wisdom and Mary Rowland from the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Dr. Darren Clark (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) as part of research funded by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The preferred start date is July 1, 2016. Three years of funding are currently available. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to explore diverse topics using existing datasets, but the research program must include (A) an analysis of the effect of burning and fuels treatment on ungulate space use, body condition, and productivity at multiple time points and the longevity of treatment effects on vegetation, and (B) analyses of spatial data on GPS-equipped hunters and ungulates to inform the management of elk and mule deer. Additional potential topics include (C) analysis of long-term integrated effects of weather, the nutritional landscape, predation and human activities on large herbivores, and (D) species interactions among elk, mule deer, and cattle. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented spatial ecologist with advanced analytical skills to produce high impact publications on large mammal ecology and management from a series of large datasets. The position may also include some seasonal fieldwork to meet project goals. Candidate must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree in ecology or a closely related field by the start date of appointment. Advanced degrees in statistics or computer science from applicants with ecological experience may also be considered. The candidate must have demonstrated strong quantitative skills (including statistics, GIS, database construction and management). Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and research interests aligned with the research team. Individuals interested in this position should submit a cover letter detailing how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications as well as describing long term research objectives, electronic copies of a CV, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who can provide professional recommendations to support the application. Screening of applications began February 15, 2016 and applications will be received and considered until the position is filled. A start date of July 1, 2016 is preferred but there may be some flexibility for the preferred candidate. Please indicate your availability in your cover letter. Only those applicants selected for interviews or further consideration will be contacted personally. Please feel free to contact Dr. Levi with any questions about the position at: Taal.Levi@Oregonstate.edu. Posted: 2/22/16.

Spatio-Temporal Modeling: Dr. Andrew Finley in the Departments of Forestry and Geography at Michigan State University seeks a highly-motivated research associate (postdoctoral researcher) to join his lab group. The successful candidate will be expected to manage and analyze large spatio-temporal datasets, develop/implement novel Bayesian statistical models, carry out analyses, and write manuscripts and proposals. Motivating data will come from NSF- and USFS/NASA-funded projects that aim to assimilate large datasets collected from a variety of remotely sensed platforms and monitoring networks. The NSF-funded project will focus on development of modeling frameworks for National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) data. The USFS/NASA-funded project exploits a truly unique and massive dataset collected over a portion of Alaska. This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance and available funding. Qualifications: A PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a related quantitative field. All application material must be submitted via https://jobs.msu.edu, posting 2336. For consideration please submit as a SINGLE PDF: 1) cover letter (2 pages maximum) with your research interests and qualifications for this position, 2) CV, and 3) list of 3 references with contact information. If relevant manuscripts listed in your CV are not in print, then please include them in your application PDF. Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2015. Questions can be sent to Andrew Finley finleya@msu.edu. Posted: 11/9/15.

Spatio-Temporal Biodiversity Modeling: Postdoctoral associate: Spatio-temporal biodiversity modeling for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). A collaborative group of ecologists and statisticians is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position in modeling biodiversity data, including NEON, the USFS FIA, and additional large inventory data sets. Taxa include plants, ground beetles, small mammals, and microbes. Goals include quantifying interactions and dynamic changes in distribution and abundance. A PhD degree in statistics is preferred, but ecology and earth sciences will also be considered. Experience with hierarchical modeling required. Up to two years, starting as early as Sept 2015. Salary competitive and negotiable. PIs on the project are Jim Clark (Duke), Rob Dunn (NCSU), Alan Gelfand (Duke), Roland Kays (NCSU), Wenhong Li (Duke), and Diana Nemergut (Duke). Applications, to include a CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references, should be emailed to Jim Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, jimclark@duke.edu. Posted: 7/29/15.

Acoustic Modeling for Conservation: The Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology at Colorado State University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. We seek an outstanding early-career scientist to advance spatial modeling of anthropogenic noise propagation and apply the results to inform land and wildlife conservation. The postdoctoral fellow will work in collaboration with Dr. Sarah Reed (Wildlife Conservation Society & Colorado State University) and Dr. George Wittemyer (Colorado State University), as well as a larger interdisciplinary research team of CSU, WCS, and National Park Service (NPS) scientists investigating noise impacts on wildlife. The postdoctoral fellow will: 1) Update, test, and further develop GIS tools for modeling anthropogenic noise propagation in natural ecosystems; and 2) Apply GIS tools to model potential effects of noise propagation on wildlife populations due to off-road vehicle recreation, energy development, and other anthropogenic noise sources. The position is funded by a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to the Wildlife Conservation Society and a National Park Service Cooperative Agreement with Colorado State University. Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in conservation biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource management, or a related discipline; • Demonstrated proficiency with spatial modeling and analysis in geographic information systems (GIS); • Demonstrated proficiency with coding in relevant programming languages (e.g., Python, R); Preferred Qualifications: • Demonstrated publication record; • Knowledge of acoustics, soundscape ecology, or noise impacts on wildlife; • Experience working in collaborative research and practitioner teams with diverse partners (e.g., government agencies, non-profit organizations, universities); • Strong interest in conducting applied research to solve real-world conservation problems; • Excellent written and oral communication skills. To apply and view a full position description, please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/15931. For full consideration, the deadline for receiving applications is August 23, 2015. Questions concerning this position should be addressed to Dr. Sarah Reed at sarah.reed@colostate.edu. Posted: 7/12/15, revised: 8/5/15.

Evidence-Based Conservation: The Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada is currently seeking applications for the position of “Research Associate” with a start date during fall of 2016. The position will be based on campus and involve a variety of evidence assimilation and evidence synthesis activities related to natural resource management and conservation biology (e.g., habitat management, restoration ecology). The successful applicant will have experience in database development, meta-analysis, and literature review (ideally systematic review) and synthesis. They will also be capable of interacting with a variety of partners (in Canada and beyond), be highly organized, and have experience generating peer-reviewed publications. Evidence of exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking, attention to detail, and ability to work both individually and as part of a team will be regarded highly in the evaluation process. There is also opportunity to take a leadership role in helping to shape the development of the newly-formed Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation. The research associate will be co-mentored by Dr. Steven Cooke and Dr. Joe Bennett. Applicants are asked to forward a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position, a list of two references with contact information, and an up-to-date CV to Drs Cooke and Bennett via email (steven.cooke@carleton.ca; joseph.bennett@carleton.ca). Applications are due June 15. The position is initially for a 1 year period renewable upon performance review and availability of funding. Posted: 5/18/16.

Conservation Science: I would like to invite applications for a postdoctoral position on conservation science. The position focuses on the study of the impacts of international trade on the biodiversity and sustainability of tropical exporting countries. Increasing global population and per capita consumption generate strong demand for agricultural products worldwide. High-income countries demand for food is increasingly met by producers beyond their borders, thus “displacing” land from low-income countries. The “tele-connectedness” of agricultural production is a recent and poorly understood phenomenon that can create strong and rapid land-use signals and feedbacks across the planet. The high speed of these land-use signals and the lack of attachment of consumers with the environmental impacts caused by their consumption pose a fundamental challenge to conservation science today. To overcome this challenge, through this project, we aim to understand how international trade is influenced and influences land-use and impacts biodiversity in exporting regions. We also aim to identify policies that could mitigate the biodiversity impacts of international trade. The postdoc will contribute to develop bioeconomic models to link land-use to global trade dynamics and biodiversity impacts and is expected to lead article writing. There will also be flexibility to develop new ideas and research questions in the interface between international trade and conservation. The successful applicant will join the BioEcon Lab at the Department of Biological Sciences of the National University of Singapore. The Department of Biological Sciences has over 60 faculty and 300 graduate students. Facilities and research support are world-class and the university and department are highly regarded internationally. The postdoc will further interact with project collaborators at the University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, Kansas State University and the Department of Economics of NUS. Funding for the postdoc is available for 2 years. The annual salary is £33,700–36,500 British pounds (US$ 52–57k; Euro 48–52k). Assistance for relocation and medical insurance are also provided. The candidate would be in the last year or have completed a relevant PhD in disciplines related to Conservation Science, Conservation Biology, Environmental or Agricultural Economics or Geography. Familiarity with statistical or simulation modelling would be considered an advantage. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV, briefly state your research interests as they relate to the project and describe past modelling experience and software platforms used. Please email Dr. L. Roman Carrasco, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. Email: dbsctlr@nus.edu.sg. Deadline for applications 1st of June of 2016. Posted: 5/6/16.

Modeling Environmental Effects of Conservation Practices: ORISE Opportunity: A Postdoctoral Research Opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory (GSWRL) in Temple, Texas. The selected applicant will join the modeling team working on the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), a multi-agency, multi-University effort to quantify the environmental effects of conservation practices and programs and develop the science base for managing the agricultural landscape for environmental quality. CEAP's findings are used to guide USDA conservation policy and program development and help conservationists, farmers and ranchers make more informed conservation decisions. CEAP assessments are carried out at local, regional, and national scales. They require inputs from large databases (weather, soils, etc.) and use of process based models. The USDA-ARS and Texas A&M AgriLife, located at Temple, Texas, support a family of such models, which provide output information at a daily time step. The outputs of the models include yields, nutrient losses, soil losses, hydrological dynamics, etc. The models are able to simulate current and changing land use, climate change, and economic or social constraints on land use. The applicant will have the opportunity to interface with the CEAP team, as well as the opportunity to work with the SWAT, APEX, EPIC, and ALMANAC model developers. The applicant's primary work within the modeling team will be to refine the database associated with plant growth. This will require constructing model runs to calibrate and validate current and developing plant parameters across the United States. Because the CEAP project functions on agricultural practices across all private lands of the United States, plants included in simulations vary from grape vines and orchard trees, to native grasses and shrubs, to conventional and high value crops, to wetland plants. For full job listing and application instructions, please see: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1175. Posted: 7/2/15.

Animal Conservation: We are looking for a dynamic postdoctoral researcher to oversee a project on the ecology, management and reintroduction of the southeastern pocket gophers. This multi-state, multi-partner project aims to find creative approaches of conserving this critical component of natural pinelands in the southeastern United States. The selected applicant will work on all aspects of the project including, distribution modeling, landscape genetics, abundance estimates, molecular ecology, taxonomic designations and reintroductions. They will conduct research in the field and lab settings, coordinate activities among state (Florida, Alabama and Georgia) agencies and university collaborators (University of Florida, University of Georgia, The Jones Ecological research Center, Auburn University), supervise technicians and students, and generate manuscripts and reports from the project. The selected applicant will also be given the flexibility to expand this study to accommodate their interests and skills. This project is a collaborative effort between Dr. Mike Conner at the Jones Ecological Research Center, Dr. Robert Gitzen and Auburn University, Dr. Stephen Castleberry at the University of Georgia and Drs. Bob McCleery and James Austin at the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. The postdoc will work closely with all of the investigators on the project but will be housed at the University of Florida and supervised by Dr. McCleery. This is a three year position with a starting annual salary of $38k and insurance. We are looking for a self-motivated, independent researcher, with a previous record of academic achievement and field experience who is capable of working with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders. Applicants must have completed a PhD, have at least 3 peer-reviewed publications and considerable field experience. Applicants with spatial model, molecular ecology and project management experience are preferred. To apply send a CV, and a list of 3 references along to Dr. Robert McCleery at ramccleery@ufl.edu by September 20, 2015. Posted: 8/19/15.

Ecosystem Conservation Science: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD is seeking a broadly-trained Research Ecologist with expertise in ecosystem conservation. The successful applicant is expected to lead an innovative research program focused on the conservation and restoration of ecosystem function and biodiversity, and to develop science-based strategies to preserve and restore ecosystems. The candidate’s research may encompass terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and/or marine ecosystems that complement SERC’s diverse terrestrial, wetland, aquatic, and marine ecosystem research in coastal landscapes. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research on ecosystem conservation theory and practical approaches using SERC’s 2,650-acre, long-term study site in the Rhode River watershed of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region, plus comparative studies in multiple landscapes. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a research program that is primarily grant-funded, and we are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest and ability to conduct collaborative team-based research. That program will complement and integrate with existing interdisciplinary research strengths at SERC, such as invasive species, diseases, food web dynamics, fisheries, landscape ecology, biogeochemistry, and human impacts in the coastal zone. Requirements include: • A professional equivalent to a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation ecology, environmental biology, or other relevant discipline; • Demonstrated experience in writing successful proposals for substantial competitive research grants; • Demonstrated record of publications in peer-reviewed international journals; • Comprehensive knowledge of good laboratory practices and protocols in the incumbent’s area of research; broad understanding and knowledge of scientific and statistical methods of field sampling, experimental design and data analysis; and • Expert knowledge of the scientific literature in the candidate’s area of expertise pertaining to ecosystem conservation. Highly desired: • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working as part of a team of scientists, technicians, students and/or fellows in natural, modified, restored and managed ecosystems; • Experience conducting ecosystem conservation research using comparative approaches and multiple ecosystems; • Experience in monitoring and experimental analysis of ecosystem resilience, vulnerability, and sustainability; • Experience in mentoring university-level interns and/or graduate students in environmental research; and • Strong communication skills for explaining environmental research to public audiences and policy makers. This is a full-time, career Federal Civil Service position at the GS-13 level (Salary starting at $92k) with benefits. Applications MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 4, 2016, THROUGH USAJOBS Job Announcement No.: 16R-LG-301290-DEU-SERC. Posted: 2/15/16.

California Conservation Science: The University of California Los Angeles La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science invites applications for its 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship in California Conservation Science. Consistent with our mission, we seek a postdoctoral scholar who simultaneously conducts innovative research and interfaces with the conservation and management agencies that direct and lead California conservation. Our emphasis is on biological conservation, and the successful candidate could work in any discipline that provides the scientific underpinnings for the preservation, protection, management, or restoration of at-risk species, environments, or ecological communities in California. We will consider candidates who have recently completed their PhD, or will have completed it by August 2016. We envision hiring at least one Fellow each year, building a team of conservation scientists with a passion for California and its biodiversity. The La Kretz Fellowship is for two years, subject to review after the first year. Our expected start date is late summer, 2016. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research that bridges the interests of at least one UCLA faculty member who is also a La Kretz affiliate with priority science concerns of resource management agencies (broadly defined) in California. We also anticipate that the Fellow will also work with Brad Shaffer, Director of the La Kretz Center, to help develop collaborative research projects that further the mission of the Center. The position has an annual salary of approximately $42k plus full benefits and modest research support (approximately $5k/year). Fellow have the option to reside at the newly renovated La Kretz Field Station, located in the Santa Monica Mountains about 25 miles from campus, should it fit with their research objectives. Several of our partner agencies have expressed interest in potential join funding for candidates and projects, should such funding be available. Joint funding is neither necessary nor guaranteed, but we encourage candidates to contact relevant partner agencies to explore such options as they develop their proposals. In support of such co-funding opportunities, our partners listed below have expressed interest in co-funding a La Kretz Center fellow : The Nature Conservancy (Sophie Parker sophie_parker@tnc.org), LA Natural History Museum (Luis Chiappe lchiappe@nhm.org), U.S. Geological Survey (Robert Fisher rfisher@usgs.gov), US Bureau of Land Management (Mike Westphal mwestpha@blm.gov), US Fish and Wildlife Service (Cat Darst cat_darst@fws.gov), Tejon Ranch Conservancy (Mike White mwhite@tejonconservancy.org), Nature Reserve of Orange County (Milan Mitrovich mitrovich@naturereserveoc.org), National Park Service (Katy Delaney katy_delaney@nps.gov), National Park Service (Seth Riley seth_riley@nps.gov), Department of Defense (Robert Lovich robert.lovich@navy.mil). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of their research and management accomplishments, a 2 page proposal (single spaced, plus references) description of their proposed research including potential faculty and agency mentor(s), and copies of two publications, all as a single PDF file, by email to Mario Colon, Administrative Assistant, at mario.colon@ucla.edu. You should also have three letters of recommendation, including one from your Ph.D. advisor, sent under separate emails with the subject line “La Kretz Postdoc letter for XXX (your last name)”. The deadline for completed applications is 4 January 2016. E-mail questions to Mario or to Brad Shaffer (Director of the La Kretz Center) at brad.shaffer@ucla.edu. Posted: 12/9/15.

Conservation Ecologist: The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks a conservation ecologist with research strengths in landscape ecology, community ecology, plant/animal interactions, or seed ecology for its Plant Science and Conservation Division. Duties include developing a conservation-oriented research program, seeking external funding, collaborating with a wide range of academic stewardship organizations, and teaching/mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Plant Community Ecology at Northwestern University as part of the joint Chicago Botanic Garden/Northwestern University graduate program in Plant Biology and Conservation and will mentor graduate students as well as students in the Garden's Science Career Continuum. For more information & to apply: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/jobs/conservation_ecologist. Review date: 10/2/15. Posted: 8/6/15, revised: 9/1/15.

Mammalian Population Ecology: 3 competitive opportunities are available to work with Phil Stephens at Durham University, UK. 1. Opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with an excellent CV to compete for a Durham University Junior Research Fellowship. A successful candidate would have interests in camera trapping, citizen science and mammalian population ecology. S/he should have no more than 5 years postdoctoral experience, and should not have spent more than 12 months in the UK in the 3 years prior to 1st July 2016. S/he should show evidence of high quality publications in internationally competitive journals. Successful candidates usually have 5-10 good publications, with most as first or corresponding author. In the first instance, please contact philip.stephens@durham.ac.uk, sending a copy of your CV. The final deadline for completed applications is 4 Dec 15. 2. Opportunity to study for a PhD on "The ecology of carnivore movement" - More details. 3. Opportunity to study for a PhD on "Human disturbance and habitat use by red deer" - More details. Posted: 11/25/15.

Avian Demographic Modeling and Vulnerability Assessment: We are recruiting a post-doctoral associate to lead a study investigating the long-term effects of bald eagle recovery on avian populations in Voyageurs National Park (VNP). The primary objectives of the project are: 1) quantify the trophic impacts of recovering eagle populations, 2) evaluate the relative influence of top-down, bottom-up, and management factors on avian populations, 3) simulate the impact of management actions and success within the context of future climate change, and 4) provide recommendations for the National Park Service for monitoring protocols and management. The post-doc will have access to numerous long- and short-term datasets on avian demography from VNP and the freedom to develop research questions within the broader objectives of the project. The position will be funded for 3 years. The postdoc will be advised by Drs. Benjamin Zuckerberg, Shawn Crimmins (University of Wisconsin), Wayne Thogmartin (USGS), and Steve Windels (NPS). The position will be hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Qualifications: Excellent quantitative skills (demographic modeling, population modeling, Bayesian estimation procedures, etc.) are required. Previous experience developing demographic models, population viability analysis, and working with spatial databases (climate, land cover) is highly beneficial. The candidate should have demonstrable ability to produce quality manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and have experience working with agency personnel and in collaborative research environments. Salary: $41-43k/year plus health insurance. Start Date: May 2016 (negotiable). Last Date to Apply: February 29, 2016. To apply: please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg (bzuckerberg 'at' wisc.edu) as a single PDF document. Contact Information: Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg (University of Wisconsin): bzuckerberg ’at’ wisc.edu. Posted: 1/26/16.

Population Modelling/Stable Isotopes/Renewable Energy-Wildlife Issues: The U.S. Geological Survey's Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is seeking to fill two GS-11 term biologist/ecologist positions to be based in Davis, CA. These positions are both designed to participate in a multi-year project investigating the demographic effects of renewable energy-caused mortality of wildlife in California. Term Wildlife Biologist GS-486-11 (Announcement # PAC-2015-0699) The wildlife biologist will develop, analyze and interpret demographic models built for populations of high-priority avian and mammalian species killed at renewable energy facilities within California. Interact and communicate with a diverse set of stakeholders in industry, consulting, government and academia to compile, integrate and summarize published and unpublished reports. Write articles or portions of articles for popular, technical and/or scientific publications for on-going studies or as assigned by supervisor. There may be occasional travel 5-7 nights per month. The desired candidate will have a strong knowledge of analysis, interpretation and simulation of wildlife demography and matrix population models; experience using software such as R, MARK, or ArcGIS; and employing Bayesian statistical techniques (e.g., BUGS) or coding in C or a similar language. A strong history of publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred. Term Ecologist GS-408-11 (Announcement # PAC-2015-0697) The stable isotope ecologist will be responsible for preparing samples and conducting stable isotope analyses to identify the geographic extent of the populations of key species experiencing fatalities at renewable energy facilities in California. Write comprehensive written reports and write scientific manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. *Travel is required as the analyses will be conducted at the Central Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The desired candidate will have experience conducting, interpreting, analyzing and publishing stable isotope analyses in any field; ability to graphically display these data (e.g., within a GIS); and experience using software such as R, Excel, ArcGis. A strong history of publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred. These positions will be located in Davis, CA. Salary is GS-11 $30/hour. For details on these positions (such as full description of duties, education and experience requirements) please see the full vacancy announcements (search for numbers above) at www.usajobs.gov. Closes: 10/16/2015. Posted: 10/8/15.

Freshwater Invertebrate Biodiversity Genomics: Location: Canadian Rivers Institute, Fredericton. We seek a postdoctoral scientist with an interest in the application of biodiversity metabarcoding of invertebrates in freshwater ecosystem assessment. This project is part of a larger federal government genomics initiative supporting genomics-based biomonitoring, focusing on developing models for cumulative effects of multiple stressors on freshwater ecosystems . The focus will be on applying biodiversity information obtained through high-throughput DNA sequencing to study freshwater invertebrate biodiversity across disturbance gradients, with a focus on Atlantic Canadian rivers, but also including other freshwater ecosystems within Canada. This well-funded, highly interdisciplinary project will involve field work, DNA extraction, DNA library development, bioinformatics and statistical analysis, in collaboration with an interdepartmental team of government and university scientists. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of ecology, evolution, and/or systematics and will demonstrate analytical and/or bioinformatics skills. Experience in DNA extraction, primer design and the preparation of samples for HTS (Illumina) and knowledge of aquatic systems and community ecology are desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a strong track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. This posting is anticipatory and candidate selection needs to progress rapidly for administrative reasons. The position is an NSERC Visiting Fellowship in a Government Laboratory (up to 3 years duration) starting no earlier than January 1, 2016, but interested and qualified candidates must be registered into the system by November 30, 2015, and final notification of the award must occur no later than January, 2016. Canadians are strongly encouraged to apply, although applications from international candidates will be considered until NSERC’s quota for international fellows has been reached. More information. To be considered for this position, please send your CV and brief email text explaining your interest and suitability to: djbaird@unb.ca, Dr Donald Baird, Canadian Rivers Institute, PO Box 4400, 10 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada. E3B 5A3. Posted: 11/3/15.

Aquatic Landscape Genomics: We seek to hire a highly motivated post doctoral researcher to participate in exciting interdisciplinary research that informs management solutions for restoring and enhancing the resilience of the submersed aquatic plant species Vallisneria americana in the Hudson River of New York. This keystone species was nearly eliminated from the Hudson River by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. We are in the unique position of having genetic data from immediately prior to the storms. Using cutting-edge approaches to quantifying genomic diversity within and among beds growing in 2015, we seek to understand the genetic effects of the extreme population reductions. Further we are using genetic tools to understand the sources of and relationships among recovering beds. Samples for genomic diversity come from sites spanning ~190 km of the river, including the entire species range in the tidal portion of the river, two sites above the tidal influence, as well as nursery stock that is being considered for restoration. The successful candidate will join Dr. Maile Neel’s laboratory in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and Department of Entomology at University of Maryland College Park. The person will also work closely with Dr. Katia Engelhardt at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Lab where Vallisneria americana collections from the Hudson River are being propagated. Tasks will include all aspects of laboratory work needed for reduced representation genotyping, including DNA extraction and cleaning, restriction digests, ligations, sequence based selection of fragments, and library construction in preparation for submission for sequencing on an Illumina HiSeq. Microsatellite genotyping will require setting up and running polymerase chain reactions and running samples on an Applied Biosystems 3730 DNA analyzer. The incumbent will also be responsible for bioinformatics and analysis of genotyping by sequencing and microsatellite data, and preparing the manuscripts for publication. Analyses will include Bayesian population identification, assignment tests, and landscape genomic analyses. The position requires a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, conservation, or closely related field. Strong statistical and mathematical skills and demonstrated proficiency with R and GIS software for analysis for genomic data in a landscape genomic framework. We seek someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can work both independently and collaboratively. The person will need excellent time management skills to bring multiple project threads to completion in a timely manner to meet our ambitious project goals. Excellent writing ability will be essential for communicating the research in high-impact peer-reviewed journals; For consideration submit a letter of intent, including a statement of interests and professional goals, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for 3 references, at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/39736. Posted: 3/14/16.

Spatial Ecology and Landscape Genetics: The James lab at the Université de Montreal (Quebec, Canada) is currently seeking a motivated and highly qualified post-doctoral researcher for a 1 year contract to study dispersal and population dynamics in the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) using landscape genetics. This work is part of a large inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional research program dedicated to better understanding the fundamental ecology of the budworm outbreak system. The specific project will investigate how dispersal, landscape connectivity, and climate affect spatial-temporal population dynamics and how this information can be used to improve estimates of outbreak risk in forest areas not yet affected. The successful candidate is expected to have experience in molecular ecology (e.g., GBS), landscape genetics, and strong skills in statistical analysis (e.g., R). Additional skills and/or curiosity in landscape ecology, forest entomology, GIS, and management of large data sets are desired. Some experience in forestry and forest management issues in Canada would also be useful. To apply please send a current CV, contact information for three references, a writing sample (i.e., a published paper), and a precise cover letter outlining your research experience and interests to Dr. Patrick James (patrick.ma.james@umontreal.ca) by April 1, 2016. The expected starting date is September 2016; earlier may be possible. Note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD at the time the contract begins. More info. Posted: 3/11/16.

Wildlife Population Genomics/Landscape Genetics: Our Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology lab is focused on applying genomic and genetic research tools to enhance wildlife conservation, population health, and management through collaborative research, education, and public outreach. Special programs include Migration Genomics, Wildlife Genomic Health, and Hummingbird Health Program. 1) POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN WILDLIFE POPULATION GENOMICS and LAB MANAGER. Focus is on bighorn sheep population genomics. A post-doctoral research position (Postdoc; position #4712) is available to work on wildlife population genomics and serve as laboratory manager at the University of Wyoming (UW) in Laramie. The position will be primarily lab-based within the Ernest Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Sciences which has affiliations with the UW Program in Ecology and the University of California, Davis Wildlife Health Center. Research will use genomic (next gen sequencing) and genetic (microsatellite) to examine landscape-level genetic diversity, population structure, and phylogeography of wildlife species in the Rocky Mountain West and California. Species of focus will mainly involve bighorn sheep, and also contribute to work on pronghorn, mountain lion, hummingbird, sea otter and/or other species. Research work may also involve wildlife disease ecology. Review date: 11/2/15. 2) POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN WILDLIFE LANDSCAPE GENETICS. Focus is on mountain lion population and landscape genetics using non-invasive molecular mark-recapture methods. A post-doctoral research position (Postdoc; position #4740) is available to work on wildlife landscape genetics and population genetics at UW in Laramie. The position will be primarily lab-based within the Ernest Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Sciences which has affiliations with the UW Program in Ecology and the University of California, Davis Wildlife Health Center. Research will use genetic (microsatellite) and genomic (next gen sequencing) DNA data (including non/less-invasive sampling, such as fecal samples), GIS analysis, and quantitative analytic analysis using spatially explicit capture–recapture and other models, and software such as MARK, SECR, CAPWIRE, and others to examine population ecology, relatedness, and estimate population sizes of wildlife species in the Rocky Mountain West and California. Species of focus will mainly involve mountain lions, and also contribute to work on pronghorn, bighorn sheep, hummingbirds and/or other species. Details and application information. Review date: 10/25/15. Posted: 10/5/15.

Effects of Light Pollution on Wildlife: Postdoctoral Fellow (Colorado State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology). Salary: $45–52k, commensurate with experience. Start date: negotiable (ideally Spring—Summer 2016). Full-time, two-year initial term with possible extension depending on performance and project funding. The position is funded entirely from federal sources under a National Park Service Cooperative Agreement. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with CSU and National Park Service (NPS) scientists to investigate the effects of light pollution on wildlife. The CSU scientists (PI’s: Dr. Lisa Angeloni, Dr. Kevin Crooks, and Dr. George Wittemyer) are part of a collaborative research team with NPS partners (PI: Dr. Kurt Fristrup; Dr. Megan McKenna) in the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD), within the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The direction of this research position will be crafted to take advantage of the applicant’s expertise, the capabilities of the CSU and NPS science team, and existing NPS datasets. Apply via the full position announcement by January 15, 2016. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Lisa Angeloni (angeloni@colostate.edu) via e-mail with “Light Pollution Postdoc” in the subject line. Posted: 12/8/15.

Research Wildlife Biologist: GS-0486-12, DEU-MP United States Geological Survey, Clemson, South Carolina Salary: $70-91k. Series and Grade: GS-0486-12. Closes: November 18, 2015. Full-Time - Permanent Who May Apply: US Citizens. Apply via Job Announcement Number: ATL-2016-0140. Posted: 11/11/15.

Alaska Natural Heritage Program Zoologist: The Alaska Natural Heritage Program, located within the Alaska Center for Conservation Science and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA), invites applications for our Program Zoologist. The position will oversee the zoology program at the Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP) and be responsible for its continued success. This includes program development and overseeing all aspects of the zoology program and supervising research professional and technical staff in both the office and the field. The mission of the zoology program is to assimilate and synthesize information concerning animal species of conservation concern (rare or threatened, as well as invasive) in the state and to aid land management planning and species conservation in Alaska. The program is involved in many areas related to wildlife biology, but primary focuses include habitat modeling, habitat field surveys, collection of biological data, conservation assessments, and biogeography of rare and invasive animals. For additional information and application, please see: https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=87998. Review date: 9/21/15. Posted: 8/24/15.

Natural Capital Analyst: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Natural Capital Analyst. This position is focused on supporting WWF’s work on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services, managing and deploying internal geospatial resources and supporting internal Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operations while advancing spatial analysis in our conservation projects. The analyst will advance knowledge of natural capital and ecosystem services and support select projects, perform spatial analysis, curate ecosystem spatial data and provide spatial analysis expertise to conservation projects at various scales. They will also produce high quality maps, provide geospatial support to WWF-US and WWF network offices; and liaise with similar functions across the WWF Network. For details, see Natural Capital Analyst - 16005. Posted: 8/2/15.

Quantitative Ecologist/Monarch Butterflies: The United States Geological Survey is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist in quantitative ecology for a USGS Monarch Conservation Science Partnership project focused on developing a continental-scale sample design for monarch butterflies and the resources that sustain them. The appointment is anticipated for 2.5 years. Anticipated salary will be at the GS-11 level (ca. US$51,811 per year, plus benefits; official salary level to be listed in official job announcement). The post-doc will work with project lead Wayne Thogmartin (USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center [UMESC]), and will collaborate with other scientists in the partnership as well, including Jay Diffendorfer and Darius Semmens (both of USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center), Ralph Grundel (USGS Great Lakes Science Center), and Laura Lopez-Hoffman (University of Arizona). The position is located in La Crosse, WI, at UMESC. The successful candidate will support the project by taking lead and collaborative roles in: 1) Developing and mapping a spatially balanced and stratified master sample for the regions of the U.S. using a Generalized Random Tessellation Stratified sampling framework. Development of this sample could involve incorporation of cluster sample considerations to minimize travel among locations. Coordination of the sample design for the monarch butterfly with the North American Bat Monitoring Program will likely be essential. 2) Conducting power analyses for attributes collected according to the proposed sample design. Such analyses might examine tradeoffs between spatial intensity versus temporal intensity (e.g., sampling alternate years at a larger number of locations versus a smaller set of continuously sampled locations); consequences of cluster arrangements; and identification of the extent to which portions of the landscape are sufficiently sampled under presumed levels of spatial and temporal variability and proposed sample sizes. 3) Summarizing data from pilot monitoring activities to inform development and implementation of the proposed sample design. 4) Evaluating the potential for existing monarch butterfly monitoring programs, such as Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program and Journey North, to satisfy sampling of portions of the landscape and identify attributes needed to draw statistically robust inferences, once those data sources are embedded within the master sample. Applicants should possess strong skills in sample design, the R programming language, and experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Experience modeling wildlife populations, understanding of Bayesian statistics, and experience working on large, collaborative research projects is also desirable. Prior experience with monarch butterflies is preferred, but not a necessary condition for this position. This announcement is a pre-notification. We anticipate that the official job announcement will be posted to www.usajobs.gov in early summer – you can register at that site to receive a notification of when this position is posted. As an expression of interest and to be notified when this job is listed on USAjobs.gov, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references via email, subject line “Monarch Sample Design Post-doc”, to Wayne Thogmartin at wthogmartin@usgs.gov. Posted: 5/5/16.

Quantitative Ecologist: As a member of the National Audubon Society's Science Division, the Quantitative Ecologist will have responsibility for helping to conceive and execute analyses fulfilling the division's core responsibilities. These include: 1) describing patterns of bird distribution and abundance throughout the annual cycle and the processes that shape those patterns; 2) providing scientific justification, study design, and analyses for projects that engage the public in science; 3) supporting design and analysis of avian monitoring programs; and 4) prioritizing conservation efforts. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 9/1/15.

Amphibian Reproduction and Species Survival: The Memphis Zoo is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to lead a conservation research program centered on the establishment of a national amphibian genome resource bank. Research work will primarily focus on amphibian reproductive physiology, with the goal of optimizing protocols for gamete collection, in-vitro fertilization, and sperm cryopreservation in multiple frog species. The candidate will work under the general direction of the Director of Research and Conservation at the Memphis Zoo. This 3 year position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the conservation of threatened frog species, including the dusky gopher frog, Panamanian golden frog, Puerto Rican crested toad, Houston toad, and Wyoming toad. The successful applicant will synthesize knowledge, design experiments, conduct physiological research, mentor students and technicians, analyze data, generate reports, prepare scientific manuscripts, communicate science to professional and public audiences, and champion wildlife conservation. The position includes personalized mentorship, a generous research budget, travel to conferences and partner institutions, and numerous professional development opportunities. This position is currently classified as a 3-year, exempt, grant-funded position, with eligibility for benefits after 90 days. The salary will start at $40k/year and may increase 5% annually based on excellent performance. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016. The successful applicant should be available to start by June 15, 2016. Posted: 1/22/16. See the full job ad to apply. Posted: 1/22/16.

Local Adaptation, Phenotypic Plasticity, and Gene Expression in Fire Salamanders: We invite candidates to apply for two postdoctoral fellowships on local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity and gene expression on two closely related species of fire salamanders – Salamandra infraimmaculata in Israel and Salamandra salamandra in Germany. This is a joint project funded by DIP (German-Israeli Project) in collaboration with Leon Blaustein (University of Haifa, Israel), Alan R. Templeton (University of Haifa, Israel), Sebastian Steinfartz (Technical University of Braunschweig), and Arne Nolte (Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon). The successful candidate(s) will be responsible largely for designing and conducting the ecological experiments and conducting and analyzing gene expression patterns. Ideally, one postdoc will have expertise in experimental and quantitative ecology (experience in amphibian ecology a plus but not essential) and the second postdoc will have expertise in ecological genomics. The work is largely to conduct research in Israel, and the opportunity exists to spend 1-2 months per year in Germany to conduct ecological field experiments and lab work on gene expression. Interested candidates should send a letter explaining research interests and how their background fits to this study, (2) cv and (3) arrange 2-3 letters of recommendation to both Leon Blaustein (leon@research.haifa.ac.il) and Alan Templeton (temple_a@wustl.edu). Grant that funds this project: Ecological genomics: Analysis of gene expression underlying parallel habitat adaptation in distinct salamander species. In a continuously changing world, adaptation to new or altering environmental conditions is one of the most elementary and important biological processes. Although we have much data on the consequences of habitat adaptation at the phenotypic and population structure levels, we are currently missing, with a few exceptions, deeper insights into the genetic architecture of habitat-dependent adaptation. The study of parallel adaptive evolution can illuminate underlying processes and mechanisms. Unlike any other vertebrate group, amphibian species can show a fascinating breadth of habitat-specific adaptations to aquatic and terrestrial habitats. The research teams of this proposal have studied parallel ecological adaptation to larval reproductive habitats in two distinct species of fire salamanders – Salamandra salamandra in Germany and Salamandra infraimmaculata in Israel. By integrating a strong ecological context with genomic approaches, this research proposal aims at extending the ecological-genetic framework of parallel habitat adaptation to the level of the transcriptome in order to simultaneously screen a large number of genes for patterns of evolutionary divergence. We will design species-specific oligonucleotide microarrays based on EST sequences of the larval transcriptomes for each species. These microarrays can then be used to analyze gene expression patterns under fully natural conditions and in experimental setups, whereby analyses are inspired by field studies that analyze the ecology of salamander larvae. As salamander larvae are accessible in large numbers and can be easily manipulated in common environment experiments, this study system is suited to explore gene-expression responses to habitat-specific cues or selection pressures in dedicated experiments reflecting distinct larval habitat types and ecological parameters. The resulting data will reveal whether plastic phenotypes contribute to adaptive phenotypic change and whether they are enhanced by the emergence of genetically fixed traits. In addition to traditional computational methods, we shall use a newly developed individual-centered approach, using a new vector-correlation measure to identify genes that are co-expressed in individuals as opposed to differential expression of genes across populations. Posted: 11/30/15.

Amphibian Disease Ecology: The Richards-Zawacki lab at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in collaborative, federally funded projects investigating the effects of climate and climate change on amphibian disease dynamics. The successful applicant will collaborate on projects aimed at clarifying the impacts of climate on the (1) distribution and virulence of Batrachochytrium pathogens and (2) the development of amphibian immune responses. The position will involve field work in Louisiana and Pennsylvania, as well as laboratory-based experiments and analyses. There is also the potential for participation in work in Panama focused on host-pathogen evolution. Much of the work that takes place in Pennsylvania will be based at the University of Pittsburgh's Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology in Northwest Pennsylvania and the work in Louisiana will take place in or near Fort Polk in Central Louisiana. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the PI in developing K-12 outreach programs focused on climate change impacts on ecosystems. The successful applicant will have (1) a Ph.D. in ecology, biology, or a related field, (2) the ability to organize and lead field studies at remote sites in the US, (3) strong writing skills, (4) the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and (5) a strong record of mentorship and outreach. Candidates with experience with microbiology and molecular techniques will be preferred. Funds are available for one year with the possibility of additional years pending satisfactory progress. The position is available starting January 2016 (negotiable). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015. To apply, please send (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of research interests/experiences, and (4) names and contact information for three references to Dr. Corinne Richards-Zawacki (cori.zawacki@pitt.edu). Posted: 11/9/15.

Disease Ecology: Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; University of Minnesota. Our research group seeks to hire 2-3 motivated and conceptually driven post-doctoral associates to work collaboratively using empirical and/or theoretical approaches to test community ecology and behavioral ecology theory in pathogen communities. This work will focus on, but not necessarily be limited to, (i) investigating the role of vector behavior on pathogen dynamics, (ii) testing the relevance of resource competition and metacommunity theory to pathogen communities, and (iii) investigating the interactions between disease and movement broadly. The successful applicant will work within a collaborative research team of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students that includes expertise in using mathematical, statistical, and empirical approaches in behavioral, community, and disease ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants with strong skills in mathematics, statistical and analytical techniques, or molecular techniques relevant to the detection of phytoviruses using qPCR or metagenomics techniques. Demonstration of excellent writing skills are is an essential qualification for these positions. The appointment is initially for one year, but may be renewed annually. Starting date is negotiable and may begin as soon as possible. Questions about this position should be addressed to Drs. Allison Shaw (ashaw@umn.edu), Elizabeth Borer (borer@umn.edu), or Eric Seabloom (seabloom@umn.edu). Review of applications will begin 15 June 2016. Apply for this position (Job Opening ID: 310245). Posted: 6/5/16

Applied Disease/Wildlife Ecologist: We are seeking an applied disease/wildlife ecologist for a 2 year position at the GS 9 or 11 payscale. The position will be based at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, Montana and is jointly funded by the U.S. Geological Survey and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Brucellosis is an expanding problem in the Greater Yellowstone Area where the disease is endemic in elk populations and occasionally spills over into local cattle operations. The incumbent will work with a group of scientists and wildlife managers to quantify how risk of disease transmission from elk to cattle varies in space and time by integrating data on elk seroprevalence, space-use, climate, and cattle locations. The position will be primarily quantitative and statistically focused with the potential for some field-work. The applicant should have a Master’s or PhD level degree or equivalent experience as well as experience working with animal tracking and epidemiological data. Applicants with experience in resource selection functions, hierarchical Bayesian statistics, and disease ecology are encouraged to apply.The start date for this position is flexible, but preference will be given to applicants who can start by mid-summer 2016. Funding is available for at least two years, but is contingent on satisfactory progress in year one. To Apply go to USAjobs Job Announcement Number: SAC-2016-0262. Closes: 5/12/16. Posted: 5/4/16.

Tree Disease Resistance and Ecological Genetics: A postdoctoral research associate position is available at Northern Arizona University (NAU), duty station USDA Forest Service’s Dorena Genetic Resource Center (DGRC), Cottage Grove, OR, in support of NSF-funded disease resistance and ecological genetics research to explore population variation in adaptive traits, particularly resistance to white pine blister rust, of southwestern white pine. The successful applicant will collect and analyze data, primarily related to disease resistance, coordinate with other team members located around the US and Mexico, publish results (including as lead author), and travel occasionally in support of the research. Opportunities for mentoring and outreach will be provided. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2016; position is available for up to 3 years with satisfactory performance. The position will be supervised by Dr. Richard Sniezko, (DGRC Center Geneticist) and Dr. Kristen Waring (NAU). Qualifications: PhD in pathology, statistics, ecology, botany, forestry, biology, genetics or a related field conferred by start date. Working knowledge of GIS and tree physiology/phenology measurements and analysis desirable; Ability to spend long hours under variable field conditions collecting accurate data. Preferred: •Demonstrated knowledge of statistical analysis and the associated software (including R) for nonlinear mixed-effects models and multivariate analysis. •Demonstrated skills in communicating science through publications and public speaking. •Demonstrated knowledge of genetics, including analysis of genetics data. Salary $51k. Post-Doctoral Scholars are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year for a maximum of 4 renewals (5 years) according to terms of the Conditions of Post-Doctoral Service (pdf). See also: benefits. Deadline June 8, 2016. To Apply Go to https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/, click on Staff Openings, search for job code 602651 and click ‘Apply’. Posted: 5/18/16.

Disease Ecology in Seed Systems: We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a project at the University of Florida that will provide excellent experience in working with international teams and an opportunity to impact rural poverty and food security. The project addresses strategies for managing degeneration of planting materials in vegetatively-propagated crops such as sweetpotato, cassava, potato, yam, and bananas. The Research Associate’s responsibilities will include development of models and scenario analyses, collaboration in the team’s evaluation of viruses and other pathogens contributing to seed degeneration, and the development of decision support tools for on-farm management and for policy makers. This is an opportunity to develop and test new models of pathogen ecology and evolution under human selection. The project also addresses the development and application of seed system models, including linked models of (1) human communication networks that influence decision-making about management, and (2) plant disease epidemic networks. There will be the opportunity to negotiate about which host-pathogen systems will be emphasized. The Research Associate will work with Dr. Karen Garrett in the Plant Pathology Department as part of the currently forming Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, and with a team of scientists from multiple centers in the CGIAR RTB research program. The Research Associate is expected to contribute to an environment that fosters diversity and cooperation. The position start date is negotiable. Screening of applicants will begin 25 May 2016 and continue until the successful applicant is identified. Required: 1. A recent Ph.D. degree in plant pathology, entomology, ecology, or related field; 2. Demonstrated publication record, quality of work, and ability to design and conduct independent modeling experiments with a strong commitment to achieving goals; 3. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work in a team-based, multicultural, collaborative environment; 4. Authorization to work in the US for any employer. Preferred: Research and familiarity with plant disease systems is desirable, but candidates with research experience in other biological systems and a desire to apply that knowledge are encouraged to apply; R programming experience is desirable, but other programming language experience is also useful. Experience with GIS is desirable. To apply, please submit (1) Cover letter explaining research interests and experience, and qualifications for the job, (2) Curriculum Vitae, and (3) Three references, including: names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. Please upload your application materials via the full job ad. Applications close: 26 May 2016. Posted: 5/18/16.

Disease Ecology or Species Interactions/Climate Change: Department of Integrative Biology, University Of South Florida. Jason Rohr has funds to hire a postdoc in his laboratory. The interests of the applicant should be in disease ecology, species interactions, climate change, and/or pollution. There are three separate projects. One is on the effects of agrochemicals on food production and human schistosomiasis in Senegal. Experience working with freshwater parasites and the ability to speak French are preferable but not required. The other two projects entail working with large scale databases and thus GIS, programming, and statistical and mathematical modeling skills are preferable. These two projects are on climate change and species interactions and on pollution and food webs. Please state for which you feel most qualified. We are ultimately looking for the most promising and productive candidate whose skills most complement our present research team. Please view the Rohr Lab website to examine the research interests and publications of the lab. This position is funded by several granting agencies and thus there is great flexibility in developing specific projects. The start date is flexible, but the sooner the candidate can start the better. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests (<2 pages), and list of references (as a single pdf) to Dr. Jason Rohr (jasonrohr@gmail.com) with the subject line of the email reading “Postdoc Application (insert last name)”. For example: Postdoc Application Smith. The closing date for this position is April 2, 2016 or until the position is filled. Posted: 3/29/16.

Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Hamer in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will expand an ongoing research program on the ecology of Chagas disease in the southern United States, including analyses of kissing bug vectors, wildlife and domestic dog reservoirs, and spillover to human hosts. Projects will integrate field, molecular, and quantitative techniques in an eco-epidemiology framework. Candidates should have a PhD in ecology, epidemiology or related fields. Strong quantitative skills with experience in statistical modeling, spatial epidemiology, and/or next generation sequencing technologies is expected. Candidates must demonstrate a good track record of publications and have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to proposal writing, preparing manuscripts, and mentoring undergraduate, public health, veterinary, and/or graduate students. The successful applicant must work independently and as a member of multidisciplinary collaborative teams. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate with a Citizen Science project, Dr. Gabriel Hamer’s research lab, the TAMU Vector Biology Research Group and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program. The successful candidate will be mentored by a team and can engage with the TAMU CVM Postdoctoral Association and other organizations for professional development. Application review will begin on April 15 2016. The expected start date is flexible and could be as early June 2016. The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. Initial application materials consist of a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references. Materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Sarah Hamer: shamer@cvm.tamu.edu. Posted: 3/28/16.

Modelling Wildlife Disease Dynamics: The post-holder will work with Prof. Daniel Haydon and Dr. Mafalda Viana, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine of the University of Glasgow, UK, and will contribute to the project: “From observation to intervention: overcoming weak data with new approaches to complex biological problems”. This project is driven by the need to develop statistical methodologies supporting the integration of multiple sources of information into mechanistic models that can accurately reconstruct disease dynamics of complex epidemiological systems. The aims of the project are to develop and apply these methods to data from three case-studies of public health, economic and conservation importance: i) Parvovirus in dogs and lions in the Serengeti ecosystem; ii) Bat viruses in vampire bats in Peru; and iii) Avian and equine influenza in horses in Mongolia; and will be used to address key epidemiological questions such as identification of reservoirs of infection, cross-species transmission and the impact of existing, and the design of future, interventions on disease dynamics. For applying and further details please visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies [job reference 012568]. For informal inquiries please email Dr. Mafalda Viana: mafalda.viana(at)glasgow.ac.uk. Closing Date: 27 March 2016. Posted: 3/8/16.

Aquatic Epidemiology: The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking a highly-qualified applicant for a research scientist position in the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program in Aquatic Epidemiology. The goal of the CERC program is to make UPEI and Canada the global leader in applied aquatic epidemiology research (with an ecosystem health focus). The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, epidemiological modelers, statisticians, finfish and shellfish clinicians, ecosystem health and regulatory veterinary medicine specialists whose work focuses on holistic approaches to assist the Canadian and international aquaculture industries improve the productivity, sustainability and health of aquatic food animal stocks. Qualifications: • Applicants must have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related discipline, with strong quantitative and modeling skills • A strong publication record post PhD, particularly in areas of quantitative epidemiology or application of complex models to research • Individuals must be self-motivated and able to work both independently, and as an effective partner in the UPEI CERC team • A DVM degree and expertise in aquatic food animal diseases and aquaculture are desirable. Closing date: June 10, 2016. More information and application instructions. Posted: 5/17/16.

Tropical Disease Epidemiology, Vietnam: The Boni Lab in the Department of Biology at the Pennsylvania State University is recruiting two highly-motivated postdoctoral scholars to work at the interface of field, theoretical, and computational epidemiology. Positions will begin in summer/autumn 2016; please inquire if you would like an earlier start date. Our lab is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and it will be making a move to be 50% Penn State Biology Department and 50% Vietnam in August 2016. This means that for the near future, we will have an integrated lab across two sites with computational and theoretical expertise at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and field and laboratory studies at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City. Our current field studies include a large multi-site seroepidemiology study focused on influenza seroprevalence; an mHealth reporting study centered on influenza-like illness patterns in Ho Chi Minh City; and an avian influenza study focused on poultry population dynamics and the effects on H5N1 emergence and persistence. Our computational work focuses on evaluating malaria treatment strategies (http://mol.ax/pdf/nguyen15.pdf), exploring seasonality of influenza and ILI in the tropics (http://mol.ax/pdf/thai15.pdf), estimating the exposure frequency of avian influenza in the general population (http://mol.ax/pdf/boni13b.pdf), and the development of the recombination detection tool 3SEQ (http://mol.ax/3seq). The main pathogens of interest in our research group are influenza, malaria, and dengue. Candidates are encouraged to apply if they are interested in developing new directions for any of the ongoing projects described above, or if they see an opportunity to merge computational and field methods in a novel way. Candidates who would enjoy spending time in the field are encouraged to apply. The position requires a PhD in one of Ecology, Evolution, Computational Epidemiology, Mathematical Modeling, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more programming languages and in a variety of statistical and modeling methods. Complementary expertise in epidemiology, ecology, or immunology may also be helpful. Excellent communication skills, including writing, are required, as is a strong publication record. Apply at https://psu.jobs/job/61636 by providing a brief cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, a CV, and names of three professional references. Please email Maciej Boni - mfb9@psu.edu - for any additional information. Posted: 3/22/16.

Epidemiology: A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Renata Ivanek in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Cornell University. The successful candidate will lead one of the ongoing or new research directions in the lab that include intervention trials and mathematical modeling in pre-harvest production of fresh produce and finishing cattle, the evolutionary ecology of infectious agents, epidemiology of antibiotic resistance and social epidemiology. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to proposal writing, preparing manuscripts, and to participate in mentoring of junior members of Dr. Ivanek’s laboratory. Participation in formal classroom teaching is not expected but possible for candidates with strong interest in teaching. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and as an effective member of Dr. Ivanek’s multidisciplinary collaborative team. The preferred candidate will have (i) a PhD degree in a quantitatively oriented field such as epidemiology, ecology or applied mathematics, (ii) robust research experience in epidemiology and/or mathematical modeling of infectious/foodborne pathogens, and (iii) good track record of publications and strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM or equivalent) or Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) is desired but not required. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position is available as soon as a qualified applicant is identified. Application materials consist of a cover letter, CV, contact details of three referees, and a brief statement of research interests in epidemiology and career goals. They should be e-mailed to Dr. Ivanek ( ri25@cornell.edu ) as a single PDF file and with "Ivanek: Open Epi Positions" written in the Subject line. Additional information may be requested from shortlisted applicants. Dr. Ivanek’s research is in the epidemiology of infectious and foodborne diseases with the purpose of identifying new and improved approaches to protect ‘One Health’. Currently, the particular interest is in pathogens that transmit through contaminated environments, such as surfaces, fomites, food or water (e.g., Avian Influenza viruses, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Vibrio cholerae). Dr. Ivanek’s computer laboratory uses a variety of epidemiologic approaches, including mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, spatial analyses, statistical modeling, risk assessments, and design and conduct of observational studies and controlled trials. Ongoing multidisciplinary collaborations integrate these epidemiologic approaches with other disciplines, including microbiology, molecular biology, horticulture, statistics, economy, geography and social science. Posted: 1/22/16.

Disease Ecology Modeling: The Department of Biology at Colorado State University seeks an outstanding individual to contribute to a collaboration between Colleen Webb and CSU and Kim Pepin with the United States Department of Agriculture National Wildlife Research Center with the potential to directlyy impact management of disease outbreaks in livestock settings. The core responsibilities of the position include data-driven model development of low and high pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks to inform the management of disease in agricultural systems and wildlife populations. This position is for one year with potential for renewal with satisfactory performance. Ph.D. or equivalent is required and preferred candidates will have experience in disease ecology, ecological modeling, or advanced statistics using dynamic mechanistic models and/or Bayesian frameworks. Submit a cover letter describing your education, experience, qualifications and skills specifically related to the position description, CV, three page research statement in a single document, as well as providing three letters of reference, online at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/30218 For full consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2016. Posted: 1/22/16.

Disease Ecology: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota. This position will be an annually renewable, non-tenure track, 100% time appointment with focus on analytic epidemiology and network modeling. Requirements: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree by start date and should be able to demonstrate experience in network analysis and stochastic models of infectious disease transmission. Proficiency in programming with R is required, and strong organizational, quantitative analysis, and writing skills are necessary. Desired qualifications include excellent oral/written communication; leadership and interpersonal skills; previous experience with network models; and demonstrated ability to work in teams. Candidates with a background in cattle disease, statistics, management of large datasets, and applied mathematics or a related field will be given preference. Duties: 1) Primary projects on which the candidate will be engaged include the use of network-based transmission models to predict risks and explore surveillance/control strategies for livestock diseases of cattle, including foot-and-mouth disease, bovine tuberculosis, and paratuberculosis, though other opportunities may emerge based on candidate interests. 2) Conduct research and provide technical assistance to the PIs, students, and trainees on surveillance, data analysis, and other miscellaneous problems related to cattle disease epidemiology, modeling, and network analysis. 2) Collect and organize data for research activities. 3) Collaborate with the PIs in the generation and testing of research hypotheses and data analysis, writing of papers, grants, and reports, and preparation of presentations and lectures. 4) Attend, participate, or present at laboratory meetings, seminars, graduate and undergraduate lectures, and conferences as needed. 5) Perform miscellaneous office duties as assigned by the PIs including, but not limited to, ordering supplies and help the PIs in the organization and coordination of meetings and projects. 6) Maintain frequent communication with other faculty and collaborators, including, if required traveling to international destinations to meet with collaborators and collect data. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests and fit with this position, and a possible start date, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) and three letters of reference. Apply at employment.umn.edu, Job ID #305416 Please contact Scott Wells (wells023@umn.edu) or Andres Perez (aperez@umn.edu) with any questions. Posted: 11/19/15.

Bird Agroecology/Disease Ecology: Washington State University Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scientist and PhD students. We are building an interdisciplinary team to examine the ecological roles of songbirds on west-coast organic farms. Wild birds serve both as predators of herbivorous insects and as vectors of human/livestock pathogens and parasites. Thus, our USDA-funded project integrates predator-prey interactions and disease ecology. Project partners include the Nature Conservancy, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and a large group of cooperating growers. The research bridges landscape ecology, molecular biology, host-parasite interactions and disease modeling in the framework of agricultural systems. We are seeking candidates with experience in one or more of these areas. For more information please visit the link below, and to apply send CV and statement of interest to Bill Snyder (wesnyder@wsu.edu) or Jeb Owen (jowen@wsu.edu). Posted: 9/30/15.

Landscape ecology of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken: The Oklahoma Biological Survey (OBS) and George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (“Sutton Center”) at the University of Oklahoma are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in analysis of ecological data, including GIS skills and multivariate techniques. Salary: $45k/yr (+ benefits). The position is grant-funded and will be supervised by Dr. Jeremy Ross at the Sutton Center and Dr. Michael Patten at the OBS. The position will be based at the Sutton Center in Bartlesville, OK, though paid travel to the OBS on the main OU campus in Norman will regularly occur. Principal duties of the position will be the organization, analysis, and preparation of manuscripts of a >15 years of data on the life history, landscape ecology, and habitat selection of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). Key questions will be those that relate to applied ecology, conservation, and management in support of the species’ rangewide recovery plan, as administered by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). The successful candidate will have a great deal of latitude to build on works already published from these data; as such, we seek applicants who are efficient, creative, and able to work well with Sutton Center and OBS staff and faculty. This position will primarily be office-based, though occasional trips to our research area in northwestern Oklahoma to ground-truth data will be expected. The postdoc will also be expected to work cooperatively with other research and management agencies as part of a Lesser Prairie-Chicken research consortium in Oklahoma. Qualifications: Required: PhD in ecology or conservation biology, expertise in analysis of ecological data, including GIS skills and multivariate techniques. Preferred: experience with occupancy modeling, survivorship analysis, and research with large, long-term tracking datasets. To apply, please submit a cover letter, your CV, and three references to: Dr. Jeremy Ross, Executive Director, George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma, P.O. Box 2007, Bartlesville, OK 74005 (rossjd@ou.edu) and Dr. Michael Patten, Professor, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma, 111 E. Chesapeake St., Norman, OK 73019 (mpatten@ou.edu). Posted: 11/25/15.

Breeding Bird Distributions and Change: Post-Doctorate Position, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. PROJECT: Throughout the world, bird atlases are a widely used monitoring tool for identifying conservation areas and studying the impact of habitat loss and climate change on species distributions. The goal of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II (WBBA II) (initiated in 2015) is to determine the current distribution and abundance of the breeding birds in Wisconsin, compare these results to the first Atlas (1995-2000), and make these data readily available to support the conservation of birds and their habitats. We are seeking a post-doctoral associate to 1) provide guidance in the analysis and management of atlas data, 2) develop a second-stage sampling design based on robust point count methodology, and 3) create an analytical framework for downscaling atlas data to identify species-environmental associations and identify areas of high conservation value. The successful candidate will be expected to meet regularly with atlas coordinators, develop manuscripts for peer-review, and collaborate with researchers and managers. The postdoc will be housed at University of Wisconsin-Madison, but will work closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Minimum requirements include: 1) a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, biostatistics, or related field; 2) knowledge of principles and methods of wildlife population dynamics and distributions; 3) demonstrated proficiency in R statistical programming and ArcGIS; 4) demonstrated desire and proficiency to publish in scientific journals; 5) ability to communicate (oral and in print) research findings to multiple audiences. The successful candidate should have excellent written and personal communication skills and be able to work collaboratively in a group setting. Preferred skills include experience designing or working with broad-scale monitoring data, managing spatial environmental data, and skills in species distribution modeling and/or abundance estimation. This project will be supported in the in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg. The duration of the appointment is 24 months, and a start date before December 1st, 2015 is preferred. The salary is $44k per year plus benefits. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. Applications received before September 25th will be given full consideration. Candidates should send a well-crafted cover letter summarizing their research interests and reason for applying, CV, and contact information for three references. All applications (e-mailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to bzuckerberg@wisc.edu with the subject heading “PostDoc Application - Atlas”. Posted: 9/1/15.

Evolutionary Endocrinology: A postdoctoral position in evolutionary endocrinology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jenny Ouyang, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. A competitive starting salary plus benefits will be provided. Preferred start date is September 1, 2016. In the Ouyang lab, we are interested in understanding how animals are physiologically adapted to changing environments. We empirically test, in natural and laboratory avian populations, how, and at what rate, hormonally-regulated traits can evolve. Current field sites include various locations in Reno and the UNR main station field lab with 1000 acres of prime farmland. To apply and for more information, please submit requested application materials at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/20567. Close Date: 5/31/2016. Posted: 5/6/16.

Glucocorticoids and environmental challenges and life history tradeoffs in birds: We are immediately seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral associate for work on an NSF-funded study on the role of glucocorticoids in mediating responses to environmental challenges and life history tradeoffs in birds. The successful candidate will become a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and will work closely with Ignacio Moore, Fran Bonier (Queen's University), and Mark Haussmann (Bucknell University), with opportunities for visits to each of the PI's labs. The postdoc will be based in the Bonier lab at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The project will require that the postdoc spend ~3 months in the field at the Queen's University Biological Station in Ontario, Canada from May until late July, working with a team comprised of undergraduate field assistants and graduate students. The postdoc will coordinate activities at the field sites and supervise the field team. The project will involve large-scale field experiments (manipulations of glucocorticoids, parasites, and/or reproductive effort) and measurement of effects on reproductive investment, parental behavior, immune function, and markers of oxidative stress. The postdoc will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the project, and thus will receive broad training in field and laboratory methods. Qualifications: Must have completed a PhD degree in Biology or related fields prior to the start date. Strong publication record, communication skills, organizational skills, teamwork, and leadership ability required. Previous relevant field and lab research experience and some postdoctoral experience preferred. This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal for an additional year. Start date May 1, 2016. To apply, please send cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 professional references to Fran Bonier (bonierf@queensu.ca). Posted: 3/31/16.

Maternal thyroid hormones in birds: - ecology, evolution and environmental disruption (3/2016-8/2018 with possible extension). A post-doctoral position is available at the Section of Ecology, University of Turku, Finland, to work in the group of Dr. Suvi Ruuskanen on a project on the significance of maternal thyroid hormones in birds in an ecological context. Maternal effects are a crucial mechanism in many taxa to generate phenotypic variation, thereby affecting offspring development and fitness. In this new project, funded by the Academy of Finland, we will study the function, environmental plasticity and evolutionary correlates of maternally-derived egg thyroid hormones in birds. We also study the potential for pollutants and artificial light as thyroid function disruptors. Research methods include international large-scale inter-and intraspecific sample collection and experimental manipulation of hormones and environmental conditions, in collaboration with multiple leading research groups. This postdoctoral position will involve setting up and conducting hormonal assays, running experiments with captive birds and field populations (in Finland and potentially in NL/Chile) with the rest of the team, analyzing data and manuscript preparation. Suitable candidates should have a Ph.D. in physiology, ecophysiology, behavioral or evolutionary ecology by the time of starting the position, strong background in laboratory assays, preferably RIAs, experience in running animal experiments and a strong publication record. Experience in endocrinology and maternal effects and working with birds is appreciated. We are seeking a very autonomous, highly motivated, innovative, productive person, who will be willing to gain experience both in the lab and in the field and contribute intellectually to the project development. Applications and informal inquiries should be directed to Dr. Suvi Ruuskanen (suvi.ruuskanen@utu.fi; Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, 20014 University of Turku, Finland). Formal applications should include an academic CV (with names and contact details of at least two referees) and a max. 2 page letter of motivation (describing their research interests, qualifications and reasons for applying). The deadline for the applications is October 31st 2015. Starting date is 1st March 2016. The position is available until 31st August 2018 with a potential extension for 1 year. The starting salary is approx. 3140 EUR per month. Posted: 9/19/15.

Ornithology: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology encourages applications to our competitive postdoctoral program that supports innovative, independent research by early career scholars of exceptional promise. Two or more named positions are available annually, with applications due on September 8. These postdoctoral opportunities support individuals pursuing cutting-edge scholarship, while fostering intellectual interaction with two or more of the Lab’s programs. Any area of inquiry related to the Lab’s mission “to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds” may be appropriate. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about our activities and opportunities, including our formal programs in Bioacoustics, Bird Population Studies (avian ecology), Citizen Science, Conservation Science, Communication, Education, Evolutionary Biology, Information Science, Macaulay Library (animal behavior), Multimedia Productions, and Public Engagement in Science. Research or activities involving several of these areas are particularly appropriate, and therefore each postdoctoral scholar may be co-mentored by two senior Cornell scholars. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant faculty and staff at the Lab to brainstorm about areas of mutual interest and synergistic projects. We are especially interested in supporting the independent research of individuals who can bring new ideas and approaches to the Lab, while simultaneously leveraging our existing tools, data, and expertise in science, education, and communication. Each Postdoctoral Scholar will be a one year, renewable appointment for up to two years at the Lab. Located at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a vibrant unit within Cornell's University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. More than 200 faculty and staff work at the Lab within our 10 mission-driven programs. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from Cornell and other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers from the business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded citizens from the United States and beyond. These appointments provide a competitive salary, standard Cornell health and other benefits, and funds to help support the Scholar’s research and professional travel needs. Start dates are flexible between February and September of the year following the application. The application package consists of a cover letter, CV, two-page research proposal, pdfs of up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three references. Postdoctoral Scholars must have received their PhD before beginning their postdoctoral appointment at Cornell. Application materials should be sent as a single pdf file to the attention of Sue Taggart (SET2@cornell.edu). Applications for the two positions available in 2016 will be accepted until September 8, 2015. The selection committee is chaired by Dr. Irby Lovette (IJL2@cornell.edu), Fuller Professor of Ornithology and Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the Lab. Posted: 8/25/15.

Forest Elephant Behavioral Ecology & Conservation: The Bioacoustics Research Program at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with experience in behavioral ecology to work extensively in Central Africa studying forest elephants and the human pressures impacting their conservation. This position will work within the Elephant Listening Project using acoustics and direct observation to study forest elephants in Central Africa. This is annual appointment, with renewal based on performance and availability of funding, and requires extensive fieldwork in western and central Africa. For a complete position description, requirements, and application instructions, see the full job ad. Posted: 2/22/16.

Conservation Biology or Conservation Psychology: Dr Carly Cook of Monash University, Australia, is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated post-doctoral researcher in either Conservation Biology or Conservation Psychology. Conservation Biology: conduct research focused on using approaches from network theory to evaluate the capacity of protected area networks to ensure the long-term persistence of biodiversity. The research will explore the use of ecological and network theory to integrate ecological and evolutionary processes into the design of protected area networks. To be considered, you will need to hold a degree in ecology, conservation, mathematics or a related field from a recognised university. You will also need to be able to demonstrate experience conducting outstanding research, knowledge of network theory, experience managing and analysing large spatial datasets, and hold a strong publication record. Conservation Psychology: conduct research focused on applying theory and tools from environmental psychology to conservation biology. The research will explore concepts of optimism and pessimism, along with how the values and beliefs of individuals interact with science communication to influence behaviour. To be considered, you will need to hold a degree in environmental/conservation psychology or related field from a recognised university. You will also need to be able to demonstrate experience conducting outstanding research, knowledge of environmental psychology frameworks, and hold a strong publication record. For more information please visit: www.carlycookresearch.wordpress.com/opportunities/. Closing Date: 30 June 2016. Posted: 6/23/16.

Endangered Species Conservation Biologist: The Xerces Society. The Endangered Species Conservation Biologist will develop guidance to inform the conservation and management of butterflies, bees, snails, and other invertebrate taxa; plan and conduct invertebrate field surveys; communicate with land managers, scientists, citizen scientists and the public through workshops, written materials, and other formats; manage, analyze, and interpret data; support the development and management of citizen science projects; and assist the Endangered Species Program Director with other conservation projects. Applications due by February 19th, 2016. More information. Posted: 2/1/16.

Field Conservation Supervisor: The Minnesota Zoo seeks a highly motivated Field Conservation Supervisor to direct, expand, and supervise the Minnesota Zoo’s field conservation projects, programs, and staff, to ensure that they fulfill the Zoo’s Strategic Plan goals and objectives. For details and to apply, search https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/ for job posting # 15MZG000054 [login required]. Complete applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on September 8, 2015. For more information, contact Amy Wassmund, amy.wassmund@state.mn.us. Posted: 8/25/15.

Giant Panda Conservation Biology: We seek applicants for a post-doctoral research position with the International Center for Giant Panda Conservation Biology. The International Center was formed in 2011 as part of a partnership between the Global Cause Foundation (Fairfax, Virginia, USA) and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC). The primary focus of this partnership is to preserve giant pandas and their wild habitat through applied conservation actions and research activities. Successful candidates will assist on the giant panda reintroduction program, and will be based in Sichuan Province, China. Responsibilities will include collecting behavioral and ecological data, monitoring the activities and status of giant pandas in the program, and providing logistical support and assistance to local students and employees. The incumbent should have experience in the collection and analysis of behavioral observations, GIS/animal movements and habitat use, physiological or nutritional ecology, bioenergetics, or related data. The incumbent will also be encouraged to develop studies based on his/her own interests and expertise. Individuals will be expected to lead or assist research efforts and produce multiple peer-reviewed publications from their work. As such, strong statistical and quantitative modeling experience is desired. Starting date is flexible, but preferably by October 2015. The position will be for one year, with the possibility to extend following review. Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. prior to the time of appointment in ecology, wildlife biology, natural resources, conservation, or a similar field. Experience working in the field, and previous hands-on work with carnivores or other large animals preferred. A proven track record of peer-reviewed publications and strong communication skills are needed. Chinese language is not required. Deadline: August 20, 2015 or until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email: 1) a letter of interest summarizing areas of expertise and research interests, and 2) a curriculum vitae with names and contact information of 3 references. Materials should be sent to Dr. Jake Owens at jowens102@gmail.com. Members of the International Center will be at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, in Baltimore, MD, August 9-14. Individuals attending this meeting and interested in this position should note their attendance in their application email so a preliminary meeting can be arranged. Posted: 7/20/15.

Gulf Ecology: Two positions at the US Environmental Protection Agency Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL. Position 1: Effects of ocean and coastal acidification on stressor responses in estuarine organisms and reef-building corals: Research focuses on determining how changes in coastal water chemistry from ocean acidification and nutrient enrichment influence stressor responses in estuarine organisms and reef-building corals under controlled laboratory conditions. The project will investigate the interactive effects of projected high levels of pC02 and selected land-based stressors on genomic, biochemical, cellular and organismal level responses in selected species. The post-doc will develop and utilize exposure and testing systems and various biological response endpoints to determine sensitive species and life stages of estuarine invertebrates, fish and corals. The post doc will investigate how changes in carbonate chemistry, dissolved oxygen, and other water quality parameters affect calcification and other genomic and cellular responses to allow a mechanistic interpretation of species sensitivity and to facilitate predictive model development. Position 2: Aquatic toxicology applications linking molecular response to exposure effects through computational toxicology and biochemical modeling: Research focuses on identifying characteristic protein and gene expression responses to chemical stressors and developing quantitative methods for evaluating differences in response between aquatic species. The project will implement modeling strategies to incorporate linkages between chronic pesticide exposure and aquatic species development to predict chemical effects. The post-doc will develop methods to evaluate representative early life stage responses to stressors and incorporate molecular-level data from experimental studies and literature in modeling tools to link molecular changes to biological networks, pathways, and systems. The application of developed models will improve predictive toxicology approaches and estimate effects on demographic parameters for population-level assessment of stressor impacts. A candidate with an extensive ecotoxicology background related to computational toxicology, molecular techniques and quantitative approaches will work within a laboratory team with ecological modeling expertise. Both: For position details and to apply go to https://cfpub.epa.gov/ordpd/PostDoc_Lab.cfm?Lab=NHEERL Applications are due by July 29. Posted: 6/30/16.

Intertidal Ecology: A postdoctoral research fellow position in intertidal ecology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Gilman at the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, Claremont, CA. The postdoc will join an NSF-funded project to explore the relative importance of physiological stress and energy limitation on the upper vertical limit of the intertidal barnacle, Balanus glandula. The postdoc will participate in all aspect of the project, including, 1) laboratory-based respirometry and feeding experiments, 2) energy budget modeling, and 3) intertidal field experiments. (S)he will also actively mentor undergraduate researchers. Additional responsibilities include laboratory management and the written and oral communication of research results. The project will include travel to field sites in California and Washington. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to explore the culture of a teaching-focused institution, and will be involved in teaching one or more undergraduate courses, with mentoring from the PI. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD degree in ecology, marine biology, or a related field prior to the start date. (S)he will have prior experience with at least two of the three central research areas listed above. A good publication record, strong organizational and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently are required. The intended start date for this position is September 2016 The duration is for up to three years. See the full job description. To apply, please submit: a cover letter that explains your fit to the research position, your interest in teaching, and your potential start date; a CV; and the names of two references. Please use the online application form at the above link. For more information, contact Sarah Gilman, sgilman@kecksci.claremont.edu. Posted: 5/17/16.

Wetlands and Coastal Ecology: The Wetlands and Coastal Ecology Branch is seeking resumes from early to mid-career scientists with advanced graduate degrees and experience working in coastal and marine ecosystems. The Branch is part of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Environmental Laboratory located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Our researchers work on a range of basic and applied research projects. Topics include: coastal, nearshore, and offshore fisheries and benthic communities; acoustics research related to the impact of sound on aquatic species and distribution of those species; restoration and resilience of coastal ecosystems, including marshes, dunes, and beaches; beneficial use and placement of dredged materials; threatened and endangered species; fundamental research into how coastal and marine ecosystems function and the benefits these systems provide society; and impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems. Research is conducted nationwide, with opportunities for collaborations with academia and government agencies in the United States and abroad. Resumes should demonstrate strong technical writing skills; expertise in coastal and marine ecosystems; experience in experimental design, data management and analysis; and the ability to work in a strong team environment. The ERDC is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, providing high quality, responsive engineering and environmental research for the Army and Nation. If interested, submit CV to: Patricia.T.Tuminello@usace.army.mil, by 31 March 2016. Posted: 3/16/16.

Research Coordinator, Applied Coastal Resource Research: The Delaware Coastal Programs is hiring a Research Coordinator. This position serves as the lead for all research and monitoring for the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve and Coastal Management Program. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and conducting applied coastal resource research that increases understanding of coastal and estuarine ecosystems and informs their stewardship. This position will contribute to inter-agency partnerships and work with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, natural resource managers, educators, and trainers to design and conduct ecological research and monitoring. Visit the full posting for details. (If above link does not work, please search for keyword "Environmental Scientist" at: http://www.jobaps.com/DE/) Position closes: December 31, 2015. I held this position for several years until my spouse accepted a faculty position out of state and had a really great experience. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions: lyndie.hice-dunton@state.de.us. Posted: 12/23/15.

Spatial Marine Ecologist or Geographer: Department of Geography, Florida State University. The postdoctoral scholar will engage in exciting, cutting edge research addressing both fundamental and applied questions in geography and marine ecology. The aim is to publish high impact papers and inform policy and management questions related to marine conservation, fisheries management, aquaculture development, and marine spatial planning. The postdoc will be expected to: - Develop and refine dynamic spatially-explicit models of coastal fish populations and fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, leveraging similar models already developed for other regions - Conduct analyses evaluating tradeoffs among fisheries outcomes; ocean uses such as aquaculture, conservation, energy/oil extraction; and environmental impacts - Develop and apply coupled models of interacting natural and human systems - Contribute to existing research projects and develop independent research ideas - Publish papers, present research at conferences, assist with grant proposals, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students The postdoctoral scholar will be based in the Department of Geography at FSU, mentored by Dr. Sarah Lester, but will also work closely with Dr. Andrew Rassweiler in the Department of Biological Sciences and will have additional opportunities to collaborate with a growing cadre of coastal and marine faculty and researchers at FSU, including in the departments of Geography, Biological Sciences, and Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and at FSU's Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Qualifications: PhD in Geography, Ecology, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. The postdoctoral scholar must have strong quantitative skills, strong coding skills (familiarity with Matlab or closely related language preferred), experience working with spatially structured datasets and Geographic Information Systems, and a demonstrated ability to publish papers. Ideally the position would start in August 2016, but start date is flexible. Initial appointment for one year with strong potential for renewal contingent on performance and availability of funding. Apply at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID 40157). Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their qualifications, research interests, and career goals; a CV; and names and contact information for three professional references. Please forward a copy of all application materials, ideally as a single PDF, to slester@fsu.edu. Application review will begin on June 1, 2016; submit materials no later than June 15 for primary consideration. Contact information: Contact Dr. Sarah Lester at slester@fsu.edu or Dr. Andrew Rassweiler (rassweiler@bio.fsu.edu) with any questions about the position. Posted: 5/6/16.

Ecological and Fisheries Value of Manmade Marine Habitats: The Vantuna Research Group (VRG) at Occidental College is offering a full-time (12 month) Postdoctoral Researcher position supervised by Drs. Dan Pondella and Amanda Zellmer (Occidental College) and Dr. Jeremy Claisse (Cal Poly Pomona). The VRG works on a variety of macro- and micro-scale research projects in the Southern California Bight. These include the evaluation of marine protected areas, subtidal rocky-reef restoration projects, artificial reefing technology, time-series analyses related to fisheries and climate change, fish life history studies, and the secondary production of fish and invertebrate biomass on oil platforms and natural reefs. The researcher must be self-motivated and willing to participate in team-oriented research on multiple ongoing projects. Primary responsibilities will include research associated with a 2-year Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant from NOAA Fisheries investigating the ecological and fisheries value of manmade marine habitats in southern California. This involves mapping natural and manmade reefs in the region, analyzing existing data to identify characteristics of high quality reef habitat, and modeling spatial patterns in biomass and production of fishes and invertebrates to compare the relative contributions of natural and manmade reefs. Day-to-day duties include substantive involvement in data analysis, database development and management, acquisition of new spatial data and metadata, and research synthesis. Duties will also include assisting in the preparation of grant proposals and reports related to this research. The researcher will be expected to develop manuscripts as lead author. Opportunities will also exist to develop and conduct their own research within the broader context of this position and to participate in field work, including ongoing kelp forest monitoring projects involving scientific scuba diving. For more information on required and preferred qualifications see the full job ad. The initial appointment will be made for 2 years, with possibility of extension based on performance and availability of external grant funding. Start date for this position can be anytime between March and July 1, 2016 depending on the candidate's availability. The annual salary range for this position is $47-52k plus benefits. Additional opportunities to gain teaching experience and supplement income as an adjunct instructor in the Biology Department at Occidental College may also become available. Applications must include a CV, a cover letter describing experience, research accomplishments and interests, and three letters of reference. All applications should be sent to vrg@oxy.edu with subject line indicating "Postdoctoral Position"; the three reference letters should be sent directly to the same email address. Review of applications will begin February 5, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Any inquiries regarding the position should be sent to vrg@oxy.edu. Posted: 1/22/16.

Coral Bioinformatics: Project Title: Gene expression analysis of coral stress response. Supervisors: Dr. Erik Cordes and Dr. Rob Kulathinal, Department of Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA. We are looking for a bioinformatics specialist who has experience working with non-model organisms. We have ongoing projects on gene expression and stress responses of deep-water corals. The first is an NSF-funded study of the effects of ocean acidification on the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa. The second project is an examination of the response of deep-sea octocorals to oil and dispersant exposure that is part of a large, collaborative, research consortium funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. The post-doc would be responsible for the analysis of large volumes of RNAseq data from organisms with few existing genomics resources and will have the opportunity to manage and work with doctoral students and a project-dedicated bioinformatician. The post-doc will be expected to disseminate the results of the project at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications that they lead. Ideally, the post-doc would develop additional projects using the existing data sets and also work with the PIs to secure additional funding for further investigations. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related field (either already awarded or awarded by the time of the initial appointment), a good history of publication, and extensive experience with bioinformatics tools. The candidate should have experience with data from multiple sequencing platforms. Excellent writing skills and the ability to work well in a group environment are essential. Experience in a molecular lab, including DNA and RNA extractions and PCR are a plus. The ability and desire to participate in field work, including multiple weeks on offshore research cruises, are also preferred. The candidate will have access to Temple University’s exciting new genomics resources including a large community of computational evolutionary genomicists at the Center for Biodiversity and the Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics. The position will begin as soon as possible, but no later than August 15th, 2016. This position will initially be for 12 months, with the possibility of a multi-year extension contingent on additional funding. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references via email to ecordes@temple.edu. Applications received before April 30th will be given full consideration. Posted: 3/28/16.

Marine Invasion Ecology: Applications for an NSERC Visiting Fellowship are invited for a postdoctoral researcher interested in marine invasive species. The successful candidate will be based in either Sidney or Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. This 1-year fellowship is available to start in the fall of 2016 and is renewable for up to two more years, subject to progress and availability of funds. The postdoctoral fellow will undertake research in collaboration with Dr. Anya Dunham (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) and Dr. Ian Davidson (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) aimed at evaluating novel pathways for marine invasive species spread and integrating invasive species management into marine spatial planning. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in marine ecology or a related discipline within the past 5 years and be eligible to hold an NSERC Visiting Fellowship in a Canadian Government Laboratory. Previous experience in experimental ecology, spatial analyses, well-developed interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and evidence of initiative, innovation, and sustained productivity in publications are important skillsets for this opportunity. Interested applicants should email a CV and a 1-page statement of interest to Dr. Anya Dunham at anya.dunham@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2016. Posted: 6/5/16.

Marine Community Ecology: A 1-year postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Roscoff Biological Station of the University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris6), France. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Dr Christophe Lejeusne (clejeusne@sb-roscoff.fr) to investigate the effects of environmental gradients (e.g. pollution) on species diversity in marinas, with a special focus on non-indigenous species. Observational and experimental approaches would be run. The postdoc will be in charge of characterizing and analyzing the diversity and structure of some harbor communities (including through integrative taxonomy approaches, and photo surveys) and its exposure to contaminants (through biomarkers and water quality assessment). Aquaria and in situ experiments would also be conducted on manipulated communities (e.g. increased diversity of introduced species). The ideal candidate will have expertise in the analysis of community data, especially from hard substrates and/or artificial substrates. Candidates with expertise in taxonomy are very welcome (especially of sponges, tunicates, mollusks, but not only). An ability to run both aquarium and field experiments is highly desirable. Scientific diving is a plus. The candidate will be based at the Roscoff Biological Station and will benefit from the support of its platforms for observational and experimental works (diving, in situ and aquaria experiments), and also for taxonomic expertise. The candidate will be part of the ‘Diversity and Connectivity’ group. Duration: 1 year (possibly one additional year depending on funding). Salary: about 2000 euros per month (after taxes). Administrative requirements: # Either non-French citizens, or French citizens having spent at least 12 months out of France over the last 36 months (3yrs) # PhD should have been defended less than 2 years ago. Preferred start date: as soon as possible but no later than early June 2016. An ability to communicate in English is essential, and a willingness to learn French is desirable (but not mandatory). Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and a letter expressing their interest in this position by email to Christophe Lejeusne (clejeusne@sb-roscoff.fr), Associate Professor. They should also provide details of two potential referees. Posted: 2/24/16.

Marine Community Ecologist: The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for a Marine Community Ecologist research faculty position (12 month renewable appointment). We seek a highly motivated individual with notable research achievements. The successful applicant will be expected to make a commitment to excellence in scholarship, student mentoring and outreach and have the ability to develop a well-funded, independent research program. Salary will be provided at 100% for the first two years and 75% from the 3rd year forward, with the expectation that the remaining 25% of salary will be met through external funding. A competitive start-up package will be offered. Applicants must have a Ph. D. degree with significant postdoctoral experience. The Coastal and Marine Laboratory is committed to research focused on coastal and marine issues of ecological importance that provides the scientific basis for policy decisions. The primary area of interest is in experimental community ecology with a focus on local habitats. The FSUCML is embedded in an area of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity with an abundance of complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats including tidal salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, and hard-bottom reefs dominated by soft coral and sponge communities. It is expected that successful candidates would focus on ecological processes related to these local habitats and environments, while complementing existing faculty expertise. Opportunities for collaboration are encouraged between FSUCML scientists and faculty on the FSU campus in Tallahassee. Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a two page narrative describing their research interests and plans, and a brief graduate student mentoring statement. Applications must be sent electronically to lhedwards@fsu.edu. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation sent to lhedwards@fsu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. Posted: 10/15/15.

Predator-Prey Interactions in Plankton: The Menden-Deuer and Rynearson labs at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography invite applications to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position focused on investigating the metabolic responses of heterotrophic protists to different prey conditions. The postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for conducting controlled lab experiments with protist predators and their prey and interpreting results. Tools involved will include culturing of live plankton, flow cytometry, and the application of molecular methods to tease apart the regulation of metabolic pathways in response to prey field. Responsibilities also include dissemination of results in publications and presentations and a willingness to assist with proposal preparation. The individual will be required to contribute to the functioning of the lab, assist with graduate or undergraduate student mentoring and develop future research projects. The successful individual will have the opportunity to conduct follow-on fieldwork consisting of coordinated sampling with the Narragansett Bay long-term plankton time series program. Qualifications: Candidates are required to have received a Ph.D. degree by June of 2016 in Oceanography, Biology or a related field. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are essential. Candidates must possess demonstrable experience with the application of molecular methods (e.g. PCR, qPCR, bioinformatics) and familiarity with cell biology. Bioinformatics and statistical skills are preferred. The position is for 12-months initially, commencing in May 2016 and renewable depending on funding availability and performance. The successful candidate will receive training in research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and outreach and mentoring. There will be opportunities for development of additional research projects and proposals. Applications must include (1) a maximum 3-page statement of experience, career goals, research vision and interests; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of relevant publications and (4) names and addresses of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single pdf document to: rynearson@uri.edu with ‘Predator PostDoc Application’ in the subject line. Candidates will be selected based on overall excellence, including academic qualifications, letters of recommendation, and prior skills, experience, and research goals that are compatible with the goals of the funded research. For full consideration, applications should be received by Mar 4, 2016. Posted: 2/16/16.

Microalgal Ecology/Physiology and Climate Change: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware to investigate the effects of climate change (ocean acidification and rising temperature) on the physiological ecology, toxicity and trophic dynamics of harmful blooming algae. The candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of three laboratories of Drs. Mark Warner, Jon Cohen, and Kathy Coyne, who will study algal and grazer physiology and trophic dynamics in the laboratory as part of a recently funded ECOHAB project. The applicant must have a PhD in microalgal ecology and / or physiology and have significant experience in growing and maintaining continuous cultures of phytoplankton as well as methods of ocean acidification research. Experience in handling other protist cultures (e.g. ciliates), as well as familiarity with fatty acid analyses are also desirable but not required. Candidates should have a demonstrated publication record and experience in managing research projects and will also participate in graduate and undergraduate student mentoring. The position is for 12 months initially, and renewable for an additional 24 months pending satisfactory performance. The candidate will be based within the School of Marine Science and Policy in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment on the marine campus in Lewes Delaware. Review of applicants will begin on October 30th. Applicants should send as one PDF file: (1) a cover letter with statement of research interests, (2) up to date C.V., (3) reprints of relevant publications, and (4) the contact information of three references willing to write confidential letters of recommendation to mwarner@udel.edu with 'ecohab postdoc' in the subject line. Posted: 10/21/15.

Mapping Ocean Wealth: The aim of this project is to develop local valuations of coastal ecosystem services for marine habitats in southern Australia, and communicate these to stakeholders using spatial maps and other media. Quantifying the benefits people gain from natural systems will allow the potential impacts of alternative management scenarios to be evaluated, and assessments of the trade-offs between development and different ecosystem services. The project will: (1) develop a series of model-based spatial maps that quantify ecosystem services provided by temperate marine habitats such as saltmarsh, mangroves and seagrass; and (2) value these ecosystem services in terms of social and economic benefits to people using locally relevant valuation methodologies for coastal protection, fisheries, tourism and/or recreation. The project will focus on marine habitats in central Victoria and northern New South Wales. The project's rationale and methodologies are underpinned by the Global Mapping Ocean Wealth project developed by The Nature Conservancy. This Project is the Australian component of the Global Mapping Ocean Wealth project. Project environment: The project will be hosted by Deakin University's Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and supported by a multidisciplinary team including The Nature Conservancy, government agencies, private industry and community groups. The goal of CIE's research is to foster new conceptual understanding that advances fundamental science, while also making innovative contributions to applied conservation and natural resource management, particularly through protection of biodiversity and areas of high conservation value. The project is supervised by academics from Deakin University (Dr Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Emily Nicholson and Dr Peter Macreadie) and The Nature Conservancy (Dr Chris Gillies). Expressions of Interest (EOIs): We are seeking EOIs for two Postdoctoral Fellowships (Academic Level A or B) and two fully-funded PhD Scholarships from candidates with outstanding track records in environmental economics, spatial mapping and analysis, and/or ecological modelling, in particular with experience in valuation of ecosystem services and/or process-based ecosystem modelling. The Postdoctoral Fellowships are for 2 years, with potential for an additional 1 year extension. Applicants wishing to be appointed part-time are encouraged to apply. EOIs must consist of a 1-2 page cover letter describing your suitability for the position and track record relative to opportunity, as well as a 2 page CV and relevant questions relating to the position. EOIs can be emailed to nholland@tnc.org and should be submitted by Wednesday 6 April 2016. Posted: 3/25/16.

Biological Oceanography: Postdoctoral Fellow position available beginning September 2015 to work with a multidisciplinary team in the Consortium for Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE) to explore novel transport pathways of oil and dispersant systems in coastal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. High-resolution in situ imagery combined with targeted net sampling will be used to identify the biological and physical processes driving fine-scale plankton distributions. The successful applicant will have a PhD in biological oceanography or a related field, oceanographic field experience, and strong quantitative skills. Experience with engineering, imaging systems, image processing, biostatistics, data management, and/or computer programing is strongly preferred. Applicants should be highly motivated, organized, and able to work both independently as well as within a team. This postdoctoral fellow position is based in the Plankton Ecology Laboratory (Drs. Robert Cowen & Su Sponaugle) at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. CONCORDE is a newly funded consortium under the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative consisting of 16 researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Naval Research Laboratory, Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, and the University of South Alabama. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored according to the CONCORDE mentoring plan, will be expected to participate in annual conferences and consortium team meetings, and to participate in several cruises. To apply, please send a letter of application detailing qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by July 31, 2015 to su.sponaugle@oregonstate.edu. Posted: 7/14/15.

GIS and Spatial Statistics Related to Fish Ecology: Post-doctoral positions available in USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. We seek a researcher with demonstrated expertise in one of more of the following: (i) multivariate statistics, (ii) spatial statistics, and/or (iii) GIS. Experience with fish and aquatic systems is desirable. Activities associated with this position include: (i) synthesizing, mapping, and analyzing existing spatial data on habitat and fish communities at a watershed scale, (ii) evaluating fragmentation / connectivity, (iii) contributing to the development of a conceptual framework for quantifying heterogeneity / fragmentation / connectivity related to mobile organisms. The successful applicant should have completed requirements for a Ph.D. degree in fisheries, fish conservation, fish ecology, aquatic ecology, ecology, geography, biostatistics, or a related field by December 31, 2015 and have a strong background in statistics, spatial statistics, and/or GIS. We seek someone with the following skills: (1) Evidence of the ability to conceive, execute, and complete research projects (such as peer reviewed publications); (2) Exceptional analytical skills including experience with multivariate statistics, spatial statistics, and/or GIS (3) Knowledge of R, SAS, and/or statistical programs; (4) Demonstrated abilities to work as part of a team both as a leader and a member, (5) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups; (6) Excellent written and oral communications skills. The position is for 12 months with the option to extend the appointment based on acceptable annual progress. Desired start date is January, 2016 but dates are negotiable. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Martha Mather (biology@ksu.edu), with the subject line as "Postdoc application <your name>" and cc mmather@ksu.edu. Posted: 12/9/15.

Ecosystem Modeler, Salmon and Ecosystem Recovery: NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA The Northwest Fisheries Science Center, via a collaboration with nonprofit, Long Live the Kings, is seeking a postdoctoral associate to develop an end-to-end “Atlantis” ecosystem simulation model of the Salish Sea. This work is a component of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, and the resulting model will support both salmon and ecosystem recovery at large. This is a full-time, two-to-three year term position. Qualifications: Required • PhD in ecology, fisheries science, or similar discipline. • Proven track record of publications. • Strong quantitative background in statistics and computing (languages such as R, Matlab, or Visual Basic). • Capacity to work collaboratively. Preferred • Food web modeling experience highly preferred. • C/C++ is beneficial, as is knowledge of Puget Sound/Salish Sea and salmonid ecology. Closing Date: January 29, 2016. Contact/Email: Michael Schmidt/mschmidt@lltk.org. For more information, visit: http://www.lltk.org/about/jobs. Posted: 12/18/15.

Ecotoxicology and Fish Population Modeling: The Department of Fisheries Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities seeks a postdoctoral associate to begin as early as April 2016 (start date negotiable). This full-time, 12-month position is funded for up to 16 months. The successful applicant will 1) be part of a large, interdisciplinary team that is using lab experiments, population modeling, and economics to conduct a cost-benefit analysis that links the cost of different wastewater estrogen treatment options to fish biomass; 2) develop a spatially explicit, individual-based fish model that links predicted estrogen levels to the equilibrium biomass of model fish species in a river that receives treated wastewater; and 3) be based in Paul Venturelli’s lab in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (there is also the potential to collaborate with Cheryl Murphy’s ecotoxicology lab at Michigan State University). The review of applications begins 1 April 2016. For complete details and application instructions, click here, enter 307102 into the Job ID field, enter ‘Last Year’ into the Jobs Posted Within field, and then click Search. Posted: 3/17/16.

Modeling Salmon and Ecosystem Change: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is seeking applicants for a full-time postdoctoral research associate position modeling relationships between Atlantic salmon and Northwest Atlantic ecosystem change. This is a 12-month position that will be based at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine beginning in the spring of 2016. The position may be extended contingent upon satisfactory performance and project funding. The postdoctoral research associate will be mentored by Dr. Katherine Mills and based in the Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Lab, which conducts a wide range of research to understand how climate and ecosystem change affect fish populations, communities, and fisheries; evaluate adaptation strategies to support resilient fisheries and marine ecosystems; and provide information to support decision-making in the context of environmental variability and change. He/she will also routinely collaborate with colleagues at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The successful candidate will undertake analyses and modeling to investigate how changing ecosystem conditions are affecting Atlantic salmon marine survival and the potential role of growth as a mechanism mediating these relationships. He/she will help analyze relationships between ecosystem characteristics, Atlantic salmon marine growth, and marine survival. In addition, he/she will play a major role in developing models to evaluate how ecosystem changes are affecting energy available to and needed by Atlantic salmon in the marine environment, and the impacts of these changes on salmon growth, survival, and productivity. Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in fisheries science, marine ecology, oceanography or a related field. The position requires strong mathematical, statistical, and computational skills, and ideally previous experience with ecological models, such as bioenergetic, individual-based, or population dynamics models. Candidates should be proficient in the R and/or MATLAB programming languages. Experience working with large, diverse data sets—such as satellite or other geophysical data sets—is desirable. In addition, candidates are expected to have a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as strong organizational and communication skills. The successful applicant will be expected to lead and contribute to working papers, journal articles and other written materials as well as presentations to stakeholders and scientific audiences. He/she should be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally. To apply: full details of position and application instructions. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016. Questions should be referred to jobs@gmri.org. Posted: 12/7/15.

Salmon Population Biology and Management: We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to lead an interdisciplinary collaboration on the population dynamics and management of Pacific salmon on the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The project is a collaboration among Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance, the University of Toronto and Simon Fraser University. The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof Martin Krkosek (Toronto) and Dr. Brendan Connors (SFU and ESSA Technologies) to: 1) compile available data on salmon populations on the Central Coast 2) quantify spatial and temporal correlations in salmon population dynamics on the Central Coast 3) asses the conservation status of these salmon populations 4) develop and test hypotheses for the observed population dynamics. The position will require strong leadership and communication skills to work with project collaborators in a variety of settings, including First Nations organizations, government fisheries scientists, academics, and non-government organizations. The position also demands strong quantitative skills, particularly a familiarity with fisheries data and statistical modelling. The position will be funded by the MITACS Accelerate Program in partnership with the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance. The candidate must be eligible to apply for this fellowship and submit the application in early 2016. Salary: $45k per year plus benefits. Timeline: Starting Sept 2016 for two years, with 2nd year pending progress review. Travel to meet with project partners and participate in ongoing fieldwork programs is expected. For the first year, the position will be based in Vancouver where the candidate will interact with project partners and have a workspace at SFU’s dynamic Earth-to-Ocean research group. The location for year 2 may be based in Prof Krkosek’s lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U Toronto. Contact: martin.krkosek@utoronto.ca. Posted: 11/18/15.

Quantitative Fishery Biology and Modeling: The US Fish and Wildlife Service Arcata Fisheries Program (USFWS) and USGS California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CACFWRU) at Humboldt State University, are co-sponsoring a post-doctoral position in Arcata, CA. This position seeks a research scientist with quantitative fishery biology and modeling skills. The recipient of this post-doctoral position will pursue management-based research in the construction of fish population dynamics models. In particular, the selected individual will investigate the interplay of mainstem and tributary habitat use for juvenile coho salmon and best practices for assigning or estimating the relationship between river discharge and available fish habitat within river basins. A more detailed scope of work and other associated information (pdf). We seek candidates that can effectively interact with cooperating and resident scientific staff of USGS, USFWS, and HSU, and have the expertise to complement and enhance our scientific programs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced team of hydraulic and fish dynamics modelers and a statistician. This appointment is available immediately and is for two years with extension to the second year subject to research progress and funding. We are interested in filling this position as soon as possible. Particulars: Ph.D., Sc.D., or other earned research doctoral degree recognized in U.S. academic circles as equivalent to the Ph.D. Salary: $47-52k with benefits. To be given full consideration, applicants should provide a copy of graduate school transcripts, a curriculum vitae, and a 1 - 2 page cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications for the position, the names and contact information for three references, and when they might be available to start the position. If interested, please contact: Nicholas A. Som, Ph.D., US Fish and Wildlife Service, AFWO, Phone: 707-825-5102, nicholas_som@fws.gov. Posted: 11/3/15.

Lecturer - Fish Ecology: The Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for an academic year, non-tenure-track position at the level of associate lecturer. This position is potentially renewable for one additional year. Our new colleague will teach lectures and/or laboratories in Introductory Biology, Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Ichthyology. Dependent on qualifications and experience, the individual may be asked to teach additional classes. Expertise in the area of fish ecology is required. Candidates must possess a M.S. or Ph.D. by the start date (ABD are encouraged to apply, Ph.D. is preferred). Teaching experience in the life sciences is required; at least one semester of experience as the primary instructor of a college level biology course is preferred. Our dynamic and collegial department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek colleagues who will be dedicated teachers and effective mentors for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals. Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive learning environments and to working with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds is desirable. Contract begins August 29, 2016. Applicants are required to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Meredith Thomsen. Review of applications will begin May 2, 2016. For additional information and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/. Posted: 4/29/16.

Fishery Scientist: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This is a non-tenure leading position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. Continuation of this position beyond one year is contingent upon the availability of grant funding and satisfactory accomplishment of assigned duties. Position located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Responsibilities: Develop an internationally recognized research program addressing questions in fishery management, with a primary focus on recreational anglers in lentic systems. This position will complement the University’s current strengths in applied ecology and foster integrative approaches to fundamental and applied problems. Collaborations with scientists on and off campus are encouraged. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant area of biological or environmental sciences, with demonstrated experience in fishery science. A documented ability to conduct high-quality scientific research, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals is essential. Prior experience with project coordination, database management and statistical programming (R, SAS, Matlab, etc.) are preferred. To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position #F_150175. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2015. For further information, please contact Dr. Kevin Pope kpope2@unl.edu Posted: 8/6/15.

Quantifying Human Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems: One postdoctoral position focusing on the consequences of human impacts on freshwater ecosystems is available in the group of David Boukal at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic). Links to full version of the advertisement can be found here and here. The position is defined broadly and can be tailored to individual interests. Our ongoing experimental and theoretical work focuses mainly on size-, stage- and trait-based approaches to freshwater communities. We primarily use freshwater insects and other invertebrates in small standing waters as a model system. Basic qualifications are a PhD in ecology, entomology, applied mathematics or related fields, and a strong interest in quantitative ecology. Candidates interested in both experimental and theoretical work are particularly welcome to apply. Start date (as early as July 2016) is negotiable. The position is available until the end of 2017 and may be further extended based on the postdoc's performance and funding opportunities. It will be funded through the newly launched Sowa (Soil and Water) National Research Infrastructure project, and the salary is highly competitive in local standards. To apply, please send a CV including the list of publications, research statement and two recommendation letters to dboukal(AT)prf.jcu.cz or boukal(AT)entu.cas.cz until 10 June 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the second half of June and final decision made immediately afterwards. Posted: 5/17/16.

Freshwater Ecology Research/Teaching: The John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois is seeking candidates for a full time research and teaching position focusing on freshwater ecology in the Great Lakes region. The selected candidate is responsible for developing and executing an applied research project focusing on Great Lakes fishes, with special emphasis on migration and movement patterns. Research using the aquarium facilities of the Conservation Research Department is encouraged, as well as using other existing Shedd assets when appropriate. Some outreach effort (e.g. Great Lakes FishFinder app) is also expected. Responsibilities will also include serving as lead instructor for a Freshwater Ecology class offered through the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). ACCA is a consortium of 15 private liberal arts colleges, founded to promote cooperation in education and training in the sciences. The semester-long, 3-credit hour course is offered in the fall with a required field component. The successful candidate would be responsible for developing lecture material, organizing field excursions, teaching the course, and managing associated logistics. This is a long-term, PhD-level position. We will begin to review applications on 19 Feb 2016. For full position description, please see the full job ad. To apply: Please submit a cover letter (maximum length 1000 words) summarizing your background, teaching experience, and research interests; a curriculum vitae; a brief synopsis of research ideas addressing Great Lakes fish migrations/movement (maximum length 500 words); and pdfs of two papers/manuscripts. Please also provide names and contact information for three references. The letter, CV, and reference information should be sent to Megan Rachal (jobs@sheddaquarium.org). To discuss the specifics of this position contact Dr. Chuck Knapp (cknapp@sheddaquarium.org) or Dr. Peter McIntyre (pmcintyre@wisc.edu). Posted: 2/4/16.

Stream Ecology: Candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in stream ecology at North Carolina State University (NCSU). The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to work on a project studying the causes and consequences of Didymosphenia geminata blooms in rivers with Dr. Brad Taylor. The position will require conducting fieldwork in the mountains of western North Carolina and/or at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) in western Colorado. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: nutrient cycling, organic matter dynamics, food webs, disease ecology, ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, algal-nutrient interactions, or modeling. The postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to interact with a vibrant group of ecologists at NCSU, other institutions in the Research Triangle, and the RMBL. The position is for one year with the possibility for up to two more years. The target start date is flexible but preferably 1 May 2016. Apply at http://jobs.ncsu.edu. Under keywords enter “PG150323PD”. A complete CV, contact information for 3-4 references, and a two-page statement of research and career interests. Review will begin 1 March 2016. Posted: 2/2/16.

Benthic Ecology: The USGS seeks a Research Benthic Ecologist, GS-12 or GS-13. This is a permanent research position within the National Research Program - Western Branch in Menlo Park, CA. Duties include: • Devise and lead comprehensive investigations in the field of benthic ecology to understand the effects of biotic and geomorphic perturbations (e.g., floods, dam or levee removal, climate change) on contaminant cycling and flux, and their influence on water quality and biological resources. • Develop and improve laboratory and field methods, assessment protocols, and quality assurance/control guidelines to quantify relations between macrobenthos communities and physicochemical processes involved in contaminant transport. • Plan and successfully conduct complex field operations to examine relationships among biological, geochemical and physical processes that regulate water quality and solute transport in surface waters with emphasis on freshwater systems. For details, go to http://www.usajobs.gov and refer to Job Announcement Number: SAC-2016-0023. Please address other inquiries to James Kuwabara (kuwabara@usgs.gov). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline is Friday, January 29, 2016. Posted: 1/19/16.

Lake Ecosystem Modeling: We invite applications to a post-doctoral research position on lake ecosystem modeling. The successful applicant will work with scientists from the University of Toronto and Ontario government to build an ecosystem model for Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Using the rich database available for this 722 km2 lake, the post-doctoral researcher will build this model and use it to identify issues related to key food-web interactions, resiliency and vulnerability to invasive species and recreational angling, and to identify gaps in knowledge to aid in reducing uncertainty of management decisions. The PDF will be expected to publish in leading scientific journals, present the research at conferences, and coordinate a relevant workshop. Funding (pending final approval) is for two years at $45k/yr plus benefits and the PDF will be located at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. We will begin reviewing applications May 6, 2016. Applicants must have a PhD at the time they begin the position. Applicants should submit: a cover letter providing an overview of their relevant background and indicating when they will be available for the position; their CV; and the names of three references. The application should be emailed to: Dr. Erin Dunlop (Erin.Dunlop@ontario.ca), Dr. Joelle Young (Joelle.Young@ontario.ca) and Don Jackson (don.jackson@utoronto.ca). A formal posting of this position is available at http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/about-us/employment.htm. Posted: 2/22/16, revised: 5/5/16.

Freshwater Food Web Modeling: The Jefferson Project—an exciting collaborative research endeavor between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), IBM, and The FUND for Lake George— will be hiring a post-doc to develop food web models of freshwater ecosystems. Researchers in ecology, engineering, computer science, meteorology, and the arts are using Lake George (located in upstate NY) as a model system to better understand how humans are affecting lake ecosystems around the world. Collectively, we are using and creating cutting-edge, “smart” technology to study freshwater ecosystems. The Jefferson Project is in its third year of monitoring the physical, chemical, and biological factors of Lake George. These monitoring data are being integrated with data from experiments investigating the impacts of excess nutrients, invasive species, and other contaminants on freshwater food webs. We have already generated advanced weather, hydrology, and lake circulation models. To validate these models, we are using high-resolution data from the “Smart Sensor Web” being deployed at Lake George. Our goal is to link these physical models and integrate them to food web models, allowing us to better understand how humans have altered, and will continue to alter, lake ecosystems. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of food web modeling and concomitant publication record. Programing expertise (e.g., C++, Python, R, Matlab) is also highly desired. Rensselaer has a growing group of aquatic ecologists, first-rate facilities for aquatic research, and a beautiful field station on Lake George. The modeler will also have the opportunity to collaborate with computer scientists and have access to state-of-the-art supercomputers, including the IBM Blue Gene/Q. For additional information: http://faculty.rpi.edu/node/35931 http://faculty.rpi.edu/node/35932 http://eichll.wix.com/lawrence-eichler http://www.rpi.edu/dept/DFWI/ http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/47219.wss Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Rick Relyea (relyer@rpi.edu) in PDF format. The desired start date is April or May 2016. Posted: 2/23/16.

Aquatic Food-web and Ecosystem Modelling: The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology institute in Germany. It is part of the Forschungs­verbund Berlin e.V. (FVB), the Leibniz Association, and the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research. Joint professorships link IGB to Berlin’s three universities and the University of Potsdam. IGB provides excellent laboratory and field facilities as well as long-term research programs and data sets. We invite applications for a Postdoc in Aquatic Food-web and Ecosystem Modelling as part of a collaborative project addressing ecological effects of light pollution on lakes. The focus is on skyglow and lake dimming by coloured DOC, two emerging features of global change that may disrupt ecological relationships, with skyglow never before experienced in evolutionary history. The successful candidates will join an international team of 20 senior scientists, postdocs and PhD students involved in planning, conducting and analysing experiments at IGB’s LakeLab, a unique large-scale infrastructure to study impacts of global environmental change in realistic conditions. Light influences lake ecosystems at various levels, from direct effects on primary production to indirect effects caused by changes in mixing patterns and temperature regimes as well as behavioural responses of zooplankton and fish. Therefore, an integrative modelling approach is needed to investigate how changes in light regimes will impact community dynamics and energy flow. Thus, the project aims at developing a conceptual framework and mathematical models describing direct and indirect effects of skyglow and lake dimming by DOC on plankton community structure and energy flow through both the standard grazing food chain and the microbial loop. We are seeking to recruit a dedicated postdoc with demonstrated expertise in ecological modelling. The ideal candidate has a strong mathematical background and a solid understanding of ecological concepts, combining experience in aquatic food-web and/or ecosystem modelling with an interest in confronting ecological theory and models with experimental data. Research experience in trophic relationships and the general ecology of pelagic ecosystems is particularly useful, although not a strict requirement. Funding for the position is currently available for 2 years. An extension is possible, depending on performance and funding. Salary is according to the standard rates of German federal government employees. This includes full fringe benefits. The position is primarily based at IGB’s Department of Experimental Limnology located on Lake Stechlin 80 km north of Berlin. However, effective exchange with the project partners requires regular stays in Berlin. Please upload your complete application (CV, motivation letter, statement of research interests, copies of qualification documents, list of published or submitted papers, contact details of 3 references). Applications are best received by 20 February 2016 for full consideration. The starting date is anticipated in spring 2016. For further enquiries, please contact Franz Hölker (hoelker@igb-berlin.de) or Mark Gessner (gessner@igb-berlin.de). Posted: 1/23/16.

Aquatic Ecology - Biodiversity and Biological Invasions: We are offering 2 postdoc positions at the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB). For details, see Aquatic Biodiversity (pdf) and biological invasions and novel communities (pdf). Apply by March 21st, 2016. Posted: 3/7/16.

Aquatic Sciences: We are happy to announce the opening of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the WasserCluster Lunz Research Center in Lunz, Austria. The position is offered for 2 years and will be based in Lunz am See, Austria at one of the oldest limnological stations in Europe. Work can comprise different fields of aquatic research, from microbial ecology to biogeochemistry, from restoration ecology to aquatic ecosystem management, and from ecotoxicology to aquatic food webs and biodiversity research. More information: http://www.wcl.ac.at/index.php?id=51. Jakob Schelker. Deadline: 12/21/15. Posted: 11/19/15.

Aquatic Ecology: A post-doctoral researcher position is available in Jonathan Shurin’s lab in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at the University of California San Diego. The candidate will examine changes in the structure of lake food webs and traits of species among lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Research will involve comparative studies of lakes across elevations and along gradients in fish stocking and the supply of organic and inorganic resources from the watershed and the atmosphere, as well as field experiments in mesocosms. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in aquatic (freshwater or marine) ecology, limnology or microbial ecology and have a strong record of publication. The position requires a demonstrated capacity for performing field techniques for sampling aquatic ecosystems, identification and enumeration of invertebrates and microbes, and laboratory analysis of water chemistry. Experience with molecular techniques for characterizing microbial communities are also desirable but not essential. Position is for two years, renewable on an annual basis, and is supported by a grant from NSF. Application should include a CV, cover letter describing your interests and names and contact information of two references. Applications will be reviewed after January 4, and the successful candidate is expected to begin by March of 2016. Applicants should send application materials to Jonathan Shurin at jshurin@ucsd.edu. Posted: 12/8/15.

Aquatic Biogeochemistry: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral associate. The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Science, or Aquatic Chemistry, or similar field, and expertise in Nitrogen Cycling and familiarity with membrane inlet mass spectrometry and or molecular techniques. The successful applicant will join a newly funded study of nitrogen cycling in the Gulf. We will be combining molecular techniques and N cycling rate measurements that will ultimately provide information relevant to oil impact on coastal ecosystems. Highly motivated candidates with (i) demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and (ii) with strong analytical techniques are encouraged to apply and to incorporate their interests into the project. The post-doc will work closely and under the direction of Dr. Behzad Mortazavi at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The position is initially for 12 months, beginning as soon as it can be filled with the possibility of renewal for additional years. Applications should be submitted by email as a single pdf to Dr. Behzad Mortazavi (bmortazavi@ua.edu) and include: CV, statement of research interests, one-page summary of Ph.D. thesis, minimum of three letters of recommendation and statement of immigration status of non-citizens. Posted: 3/31/16.

Arctic Aquatic Biogeochemistry: University of Alberta (Canada). A post-doc position is available in the lab of Suzanne Tank to start in the winter or spring of 2016. The post-doc will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to examine the effects of fire on the biogeochemistry and ecology of Arctic aquatic ecosystems. For details, see the full job ad (pdf). Posted: 1/22/16.

Aquatic Ecology and Hydrology: We seek a motivated post-doctoral fellow to join a multi-disciplinary effort exploring the effects of recent, large scale fires on aquatic ecosystems in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The research has a particular focus on the land-to-water flux of carbon, nutrients, and toxins such as metals and PAHs, the effect of these fluxes on aquatic ecosystem health, and how inter-regional variation can be used to scale results to the broader landscape. Work will occur in the Boreal Shield and Boreal Plains regions of the NWT. The post-doctoral fellow will work collaboratively with researchers from a variety of organizations, lead field data collection efforts, analyze and disseminate collected data, and undertake some laboratory analyses. The position will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Suzanne Tank in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Work will occur in collaboration with Drs. William Quinton (Wilfrid Laurier University), Chris Spence (Environment Canada), David Olefeldt (University of Alberta) and Erin Kelly (Government of the Northwest Territories). The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top five research institutions. Within the University, the Department of Biological Sciences consists of 63 faculty, over 300 graduate students, and numerous support staff and postdoctoral fellows, and offers significant research support through facilities such as the Biogeochemical Analytical Service Laboratory. Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with specialization in aquatic biogeochemistry, hydrology, aquatic ecology, or a related field. Ideal qualities include experience with field work and the laboratory analyses of aquatic constituents, a history of engagement in collaborative research efforts, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated success in producing peer-reviewed scientific publications. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to work closely and successfully with a wide range of collaborators from across multiple disciplines, and organize field efforts in relatively remote locations. The post-doctoral appointment will be for two years, potentially renewable for an additional year based on performance and funding. The start date for the position will be on or before January, 2016. Applications should include a two-page statement of research interests and accomplishments as they relate to the position, a full CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent via email to: Dr. Suzanne Tank, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, suzanne.tank@ualberta.ca. Closing date: Review of applications will begin on August 17, 2015. An online version of the job advertisement can be found at: http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/news_events/employment/. Posted: 7/13/15.

Urban Wildlife: The Urban Wildlife Institute is a science center focused on performing the research necessary to improve human-wildlife coexistence in cities. Our team includes landscape ecologists, statisticians, mammalogists, herpetologists, and animal behaviorists and we work collaboratively with scientists, educators, sociologists, and policymakers across the zoo, Chicago, and the country. We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join us. This researcher will analyze data and publish manuscripts from a large scale urban camera trapping survey dataset collected by the Lincoln Park Zoo. This dataset consists of five years of presence-absence data for urban wildlife species collected along urban-to-rural gradients. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to work to identify areas for high-impact scientific publications from this dataset and design and implement new research in conjunction with Urban Wildlife Institute staff. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing nationwide network for urban wildlife data collection, as well as to gain vital experience in data analysis, citizen science, science outreach, human dimensions of wildlife, and potentially many more fields. The position is for one year with the potential for extension of up to two additional years depending on performance. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 2/22/16.

Wildlife Biometrician: The Arizona Game and Fish Department. Under the supervision of the Research Branch Chief, this position assists with development of research study plans and analysis of research data in support of identified management information needs, provides statistical expertise and support in the design of wildlife management monitoring and survey protocols, provides statistical consulting in support of Department wildlife management activities, conducts statistical analyses and modeling in support of research or monitoring efforts, collaborates or works independently on preparation of reports and publications, and assists with interpretation of statistical publications. May provide statistical, mathematical or modeling training to Department staff, provide recommendations for statistical software and database formats, participate and represent the Department in workshops or meetings concerning statistical and biological matters, and assist and/or observe biologists and techniques in the field to evaluate existing and/or develop new sampling protocols to achieve research or monitoring objectives. Salary $47-70k). For details and to apply, see Requisition # 19519. Closing Date: 12/1/2015. Posted: 11/11/15.

Quantitative Ecologist: We are seeking an Associate Quantitative Ecologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Project description: INHS is seeking one individual to conduct research related to optimal decision making for restoration objectives for imperiled freshwater mussels of Illinois by developing statistical models of ecological systems and apply computational methods to solve conservation problems. This position will be located in Champaign, Illinois. Job description: Use Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN) or other decision webs, in which decisions are dynamic and outcomes are uncertain. Assist with building a BBN using existing data sets, professional opinion, and newly collected data to guide and inform future steps in the recovery process of freshwater mussels. Some travel and field work is anticipated, with occasional overnight stays. Interact regularly with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) in Springfield, IL and Charleston, IL. Under the direction and approval of the Survey Director and/or university official, may participate in outreach activities to benefit the mission and visibility of the INHS, Prairie Research Institute, and University of Illinois. As time and the contract(s) permits to buy out contract service, may seek and carry out independent research; apply for and obtain extramural funding; report findings in scientific journals and at professional meetings; provide technical information in area of expertise; make presentations to service, nature or science groups, schools, or other public meetings; and serve professional and scientific societies in such duties as reviewing or editing papers, moderating panels, and serving as a committee member or officer. Qualifications - Required: Master’s degree in ecology, natural resource management, biometrics, fisheries biology, conservation, or a related field. Biostatistical background. Experience with program Netica or similar decision network program. Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders and agency personnel, as well as supervising hourly technicians. Valid driver’s license, and ability to swim. Qualifications – Preferred: PhD in ecology, natural resource management, biometrics, fisheries biology, conservation, or a related field. The capability to assist with management of large data sets, experience with GIS, and habitat assessment knowledge. Excellent communication skills and experience presenting at scientific meetings, along with a proven publication record. Field experience with aquatic systems, snorkeling, and SCUBA experience. Salary: $38-42k per year plus benefits. This is a regular, academic professional, full-time grant supported 12-month position. The estimated starting date is October 1, 2015. Applications must be received by August 30, 2015. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu. Qualified candidates must upload a letter detailing qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, e-mail address, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Angela Young, HR, INHS, 217-244-7793, younga@illinois.edu. For technical questions regarding this position, please contact: Alison Stodola, Search Committee Chair, alprice@illinois.edu. Posted: 8/6/15.

Water Resource Scientist: The Nature Conservancy in New York State is hiring this new position. This position will have primary responsibility for scientific analyses and conceptual frameworks needed to inform and advance innovative strategies to improve conditions for freshwater biodiversity and human communities with respect to water use, water quality and the impacts of flooding and climate change. S/he will provide technical support and science leadership to a multidisciplinary team working to advance place-based and policy-based conservation, restoration and sustainable use initiatives, taking into account the complex nature of New York’s water infrastructure, legal system, water use, freshwater ecology and socio-political context. The scientist will help define priorities and develop scientific tools and methods to provide robust strategies to help meet human needs while protecting freshwater ecosystems. Interested applicants should apply online (including cover letter and cv) at http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/. You can find the position using job ID # 43288 in the advanced search. The deadline for applicants is Thursday, July 23rd. Posted: 7/9/15.

Aquatic Monitoring Programmer/Analyst: The successful candidate will serve as the Data Manager, Programmer and/or Analyst for the National Aquatic Monitoring Center (NAMC) at Utah State University (USU). The NAMC is a joint partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and USU and is housed within the Department of Watershed Sciences. The overall goals of the NAMC are to provide macroinvertebrate sample processing services, assist federal and state agencies with the design and implementation of scientifically defensible aquatic monitoring programs and to conduct coordinated research related to aquatic monitoring and emerging natural resource issues. For this specific position, we seek a qualified applicant to build and maintain relational databases, electronic user interfaces and analytical code to support the analysis of stream monitoring data for the BLM and other state and federal agencies. Responsibilities 1. Support research and monitoring projects by developing and managing relational databases for ecological and geospatial data (25%); 2. Design and manage electronic user interfaces for use in field and lab settings (25%); 3. Develop and apply code (e.g., python, R) to support the automated analysis and reporting of ecological and geospatial data (25%); 4. Supervise project development, budgets and personnel (15%); and 5. Write and publish annual reports and journal articles (10%). Qualifications: 1. MS or PhD in aquatic sciences, ecoinformatics, computer science or related field pertinent to the position; 2. Expertise with relational databases (particularly SQL), including: a. OLTP and OLAP database construction and modeling; b. Database normal forms and database schema organization and separation; c. Ability to write transactional queries, stored procedures and user defined functions; and d. Knowledge of Microsoft Access databases (forms, tables, queries, reports, macros, visual basic, etc.) and how to build them. 3. Programming knowledge and experience: a. Proficient in R, plus at least one additional scripting languages (e.g., python, PHP, coldfusion, java) b. Familiar with modular, structured and object-oriented programming organizational patterns 4. Knowledge of aquatic ecology, hydrology, water quality, statistics and/or biomonitoring desired, but not required 5. Experience with GIS and geospatial analyses desired, but not required; and 6. Effective interpersonal and verbal communication and writing skills. To apply, visit jobs.usu.edu (notice, no www) and search for requisition number E1500101. We will begin reviewing application August 7th, 2015, but the position is open until filled. Posted: 7/23/15.

Hydroclimatology: The Mountain Hydrology Laboratory in the School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to investigate climate change impacts on freshwater ecosystems in the Appalachian Mountains region of the eastern US. The area of research will be focused on intensification of the hydrologic cycle and quantifying feedbacks between land cover, climate, and hydrology from stream reach to regional scales. This position is part of the NSF-funded Appalachian Freshwater Initiative (AFI), an exciting new multidisciplinary project that aims to understand the complex interactions between society, climate, and mountain ecosystems in the region. The ideal candidate must have a: • Ph.D. in climate-related science with a strong background in hydrological sciences with proven list of deliverables (peer-reviewed publications, derived products). • Demonstrated strong programming skills (Python, Fortran, Shell scripting) on multiple platforms (Unix/Linux, Mac); strong experience working with NetCDF processing programs (NCO, CDO) and large spatial datasets using GrADS or NCL. • Advanced proficiency in communicating scientific findings in peer-reviewed journals and professional meetings (AGU). • Willingness and ability to conduct independent research while contributing to a larger, multidisciplinary team of earth and social scientists. The successful candidate will serve as the climate scientist on a team comprised of hydrologists, ecologists, engineers, and behavioral scientists. The successful candidate’s responsibility will be to develop high-resolution historic and future ensemble climate datasets for hydrologic and ecosystem modeling applications; to develop and conduct research exploring land-atmosphere controls and feedbacks on the regional water cycle; to develop additional projects building on the strengths, interests, and expertise of the candidate; and to publish in peer-reviewed literature. The position is available immediately and will be for an initial 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance. The closing date for applications is November 1, 2015 with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2016. To apply for this position, send all application materials to Dr. Nicolas Zegre (nicolas.zegre@mail.wvu.edu). Applicants must include the following documents: 1) a CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone contact numbers; 2) a cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. Posted: 10/10/15.

Software Development/Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems: The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in JPL's Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group. The research will support an exciting new decadal NASA program called the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE). The Arctic-Boreal Region is being impacted by climate change more than anywhere else in the world, yet this region is the source of among the largest uncertainties to global climate projections. NASA has selected a suite of field-based teams to collect data on the ground linked to airborne and satellite observations, providing the necessary information to reduce uncertainty in Earth System Models. This project is unique within the ABoVE Program in that it aims to synthesize and integrate these data across a large suite of models to achieve the ultimate goal of uncertainty reduction. The Postdoctoral Scholar will build the framework for driving and evaluating terrestrial biosphere models with ABoVE data, evaluate the improvement to models, and publish science papers on the framework and results. Dr. Joshua Fisher, in JPL's Earth Science Section, will serve as JPL postdoctoral advisor to the selected candidate. The Postdoctoral Scholar will also work closely with the project team at the University of Maine and Northern Arizona University, the NASA ABoVE Program Office and Science Team, an international group of collaborating modelers, and JPL scientists and engineers. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the JPL advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature. Candidates should have a recent PhD with a unique background combining a foundation in Computer Science/Software Engineering with an application to Earth’s environment, preferably in terrestrial ecosystems. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. Postdoctoral Scholar positions are awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years. Desired (but not required) start date March 2016. Please send a letter describing how this project fits with your background, a cv, and a list of references with contact info to: jbfisher@jpl.nasa.gov. Deadline: 3/31/2016. Full job ad. Posted: 12/9/15.

Model-Data Fusion in Aquatic Carbon Cycles: Our research team – Dr. Chris Solomon (McGill University), Dr. Yves Prairie (UQAM), and Dr. Paul del Giorgio (UQAM) – seeks a postdoctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills to join a recently funded project integrating models and data to understand aquatic carbon cycles. The postdoc will work with our team to develop and implement ‘data assimilation’ or ‘model-data fusion’ analyses of existing and new data sets, including data from whole-ecosystem experiments and large comparative surveys in Michigan and Québec, and will interact with a diverse set of collaborators in Canada and the United States. Previous experience with data assimilation or model-data fusion techniques in any research domain is highly desirable, as are skills or interests in biogeochemistry and limnology. The initial postdoctoral appointment will be for a period of 1 year, and is renewable up to a period of at least 2 years contingent on performance. Review of applications will begin 17 August; expected start date is as soon as possible thereafter.To apply, send a CV, letter of interest, and contact info for three references to chris.solomon@mcgill.ca (subject line: carbon modeling postdoc). Posted: 7/20/15.

Forest Canopy Structure-Carbon Cycling Relationships: Our team seeks a postdoctoral associate, preferably starting January 2016 but with some flexibility, to investigate how and why temperate forest canopy structure affects carbon storage and cycling. The NSF-supported project will use the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to evaluate whether canopy structural complexity -- the spatial variability in leaf arrangement within a canopy -- is a generalized predictor of forest carbon storage within and across sites varying in physical structure, species composition and diversity, and climate. The position requires travel during the field season to temperate forest NEON sites in the Eastern US. The postdoctoral associate will interact extensively with NEON staff and researchers, participate in a research network advancing ecological applications of lidar, have generous support for meeting and site travel, assume a leadership role in publishing project results, and gain teaching experience as instructor of record of a 1-credit seminar course. The postdoc will be part of a collaborative team, comprised of PIs Chris Gough (Virginia Commonwealth U), Bob Fahey (U of Connecticut), and Brady Hardiman (Purdue U), and students, and hosted by VCU in Richmond, VA. Salary is ~$41K annually, with full benefits including retirement and medical insurance. For more information contact Chris Gough (cmgough@vcu.edu) or see the project abstract (pdf). Applications consisting of a cover letter, CV, and list of three references with contact information should be sent to cmgough@vcu.edu, and will be reviewed beginning October 1. Posted: 8/6/15.

Soil Quality of Bioenergy Crop Production: A post-doctoral opportunity is available to study chemical and biological soil quality of wood-based bioenergy feedstock production at University of Idaho in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences. The postdoc will conduct field and laboratory research to determine relative soil microbial activity, nutrient and greenhouse gas fluxes, and sediment loss in poplar energy crops compared to agricultural and managed forests systems. Qualifications include PhD in forest or ecosystem science, microbial ecology, soil science, biogeochemistry, or related fields; significant field and laboratory research experience; biometric capabilities to analyze, model and synthesize long-term multivariate data sets. Candidates should demonstrate research productivity through a consistent record of peer-reviewed publications. Funding is available for one year. Other potential sources of support depend on qualifications. Find detailed position description and application information under Posting Number: SP000987P. For inquiries, email Mark Coleman (mcoleman@uidaho.edu). First consideration will be given to those who apply by July 13, 2016. Project information is available at hardwoodbiofuels.org and www.uidaho.edu/cnr/ifc. Posted: 6/16/16.

Soil Carbon and Iron Biogeochemistry in Tropical Forests: We invite applications for two postdoc positions across diverse skillsets that intersect with soil biogeochemistry. The successful candidates will conduct research into the role of iron redox processes on soil carbon mineralization in humid forests within the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Puerto Rico. The candidates will combine detailed laboratory experiments on iron oxidation/reduction kinetics coupled to carbon mineralization, field manipulations and observations from large sensor arrays across the Luquillo forest, and implement numerical modeling (structural equation and reactive transport modeling) to scale iron-based carbon decomposition to the whole ecosystem. The project is jointly led by Whendee Silver (University of California-Berkeley), Aaron Thompson (University of Georgia) and Steven Hall (Iowa State University). The selected candidates will conduct fieldwork in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, part of the NSF sponsored Long-term Ecological Research Program Critical Zone Observatory, and DOE sponsored research sites. Laboratory analyses and/or numerical modeling work will also take place at the Universities of Georgia, Iowa State, or California-Berkeley. In addition, the postdoctoral fellows will be expected to generate original research questions related to the project. These may include complementary experiments, novel analytical avenues or alternative modeling schemes. Required Qualifications: The postdoctoral fellows must have earned their Ph.D. prior to Sept. 2015. Applicants should hold a Doctoral degree in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, geoscience, soil science or a related discipline. Publications in peer reviewed journals as a first author is mandatory. Candidates must demonstrate experience and expertise in soil carbon or iron cycling, numerical modeling, or microbial ecology, and have a broad perspective of ecosystem processes. Desired Qualifications: Candidates should exhibit a strong ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team. Prior experience with a wide range of field and lab analytical techniques or numerical modeling is desired. Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written), and a high level of productivity should be demonstrated. Spanish-language fluency is helpful, but not required. Application instructions: Please send a single pdf-file including: (a) a cover letter outlining research interests; (b) a CV; and (c) the contact data of 2 referees. The pdf-file should be sent via email with [Luquillo-postdoc] in the subject line to wsilver@berkeley.edu, AaronT@uga.edu, and stevenjh@iastate.edu. Evaluation of the applications will start August 31, 2015 and continue over the next six months until suitable candidates are hired. Posted: 8/3/15.

Lead Soil Scientist: The Nature Conservancy has announced a new “Lead Soil Scientist” position and is seeking qualified applicants with PhD and minimum 10 years of experience. Essential Functions: The Lead Scientist will offer technical and science strategic leadership for the Conservancy’s Global Lands program on issues of improved crop and rangeland management including soil management , agriculture-soil-climate interactions, sustainable intensification, climate-smart agriculture, multi-functional landscapes, and food systems analysis and planning. S/he will drive efforts to establish TNC as a global leader in the application of soil sciences to conservation challenges including the global climate challenge. S/he conducts original research, publishes findings and communicates to diverse audiences to add to the evidence base for conservation strategies in support of TNC organizational goals. The Lead Scientist will be an active collaborator with the Science Cabinet in the Office of the Chief Scientist. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in related scientific field (including soil microbiology, agronomy, biogeochemistry, climatology, pedology, edaphology, rangeland management), plus 10 years related experience in the design, execution and communication of use-inspired soil science. Evidence of leadership skills, experience with networking in the scientific community, extensive record of publications in top-notch peer-reviewed scientific journals, experience translating science for diverse audiences. For more information and to apply visit www.nature.org/careers and search position 44032 under “keywords”. Submit resume and cover letter as one document. Application deadline is May 8, 2016. For more information contact Kelley Morsman, Executive Recruiter, at kmorsman@tnc.org. Posted: 5/3/16.

Forest Soil Scientist: USDA Forest Service. The Chippewa National Forest (Cass Lake, MN) is looking for some strong individuals willing to take on the challenge of working with the soil and watershed issues at the head of the Mississippi River. The announcement number is 16-0903-192522G-TB at usajobs.gov (Open 2-1-2016 to 2-10-2016). Posted: 2/4/16.

Effects of Forest Management and Land Use Change on Carbon and Water Cycling: Postdoctoral Research Associate; Duration: 1/1/2016-12/31/2017. The position is for two years, renewable annually pending satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible, but preferred from 01/01/2016. Salary range: $38-$45k. Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. I am looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher with interests in the effects of forest management and land use change on carbon and water cycling. The work will be based on the North Carolina Ameriflux Core Site cluster, including two loblolly pine plantations and a natural forested wetland, sited along a land use change gradient. Current studies deal with the regulation of carbon, water and nutrient cycling under climatic, biotic and anthropogenic forcings. The primary responsibility of the appointee will be to synthesize the decade-long dataset from the cluster of existing research sites, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the postdoc will be expected to oversee the eddy covariance data processing and quality control, assist with the reporting duties, and contribute to the maintenance and operational support of the sites. The field work will not be frequent, but it will be in physically demanding conditions. Therefore, the appointee should be in good health. The associate will have to maintain and update the data processing workflow (in Matlab and SAS). Familiarity with at least one scientific programming language (preferably Matlab, R or SAS), and Windows scripting is expected, as are experience working with large data sets, good organizational skills, and fluent communication in English. Desired skills: Experience with eddy covariance systems, gas analyzers, Campbell Scientific dataloggers, micrometeorological instruments, and solar power systems is highly desired. Advanced statistical training, or in-depth knowledge of some ecosystem model are definite plusses. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biogeosciences, micrometeorology, atmospheric sciences, ecosystem ecology, ecosystem modeling or other related discipline at the time of application, strong quantitative and writing skills, and a strong publication record. Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their research interests as relevant to the position, curriculum vitae, relevant publications, examples of programming skills, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Asko Noormets (anoorme@ncsu.edu). Posted: 8/2/15.

Spatial Dynamics and Landscape Structure: A multidisciplinary research team working on “Multi- and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understand Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Insect Pests and Design Landscapes for Sustainable Pest Management in Tropical Agricultural Systems” is seeking for an independent, self-motivated post-doc. The post-doc will investigate host plant preference and the fitness effects of host plants and abiotic factors on an insect pest. The posdoc will also use the data to produce estimates to implement functions through computer programming for simulation analysis and model development. The candidate must have experience in computer programming and statistical modelling. The selected candidate will be granted a 2-yr Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), which can be renewed for one extra year. This opportunity is open to candidates of all nationalities. Salary: R$6.143,40 (nearly U$2,000/month – free of tax). Fellowship also included a research contingency fund equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship to be used on activities directly related with the proposed research activity, including data presentation in national/international meetings. Application deadline: August 20th, 2015. Starting date: October 31st, 2015 or earlier. Docs for application: a) short CV; b) 1 page motivation letter; c) letter of recommendation. Contact person: Further inquiries and application should be sent to Wesley AC Godoy (wacgodoy@usp.br), ESALQ/University of São Paulo, Department of Entomology & Acarology, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. Posted: 8/2/15.

GIS and Spatial Analysis of Global Change: US EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) has a post-doctoral research training opportunity available focusing on GIS and spatial analysis of global change: http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=18374. The focus of this opportunity is to apply advanced GIS and other spatial analysis tools to assessments of global change (i.e., climate, land use, biogeochemical changes) impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation responses. Assessment endpoints include urban systems, ecosystems, air and water quality, and human health. The participant will become familiar with the latest approaches, frameworks and models for understanding and addressing changes in climate, land use, and other global change factors. He/She will learn how to critically evaluate climate and land use model output and to identify both opportunities and limitations when using those data in applied research, and will learn how both detailed modeling and high-level assessment activities are used to accomplish NCEA’s mission. This research training opportunity will provide an exceptional professional development opportunity in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. The participant will have access to a team of experts collaborating in and across disciplines (geography, ecology, hydrology, health, urban systems) on emerging and high-profile research topics. For more information contact Britta Bierwagen (bierwagen.britta@epa.gov). Posted: 7/13/15.

Environmental Informatics (visiting instructional faculty): The School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month visiting instructional faculty position (non tenure-track) in Environmental Informatics. The candidate will teach up to four graduate courses (approx.100% effort) during the fall 2016 and winter 2017 semesters, including NRE 531 “Principles of GIS” in the fall term or in both terms; NRE 534 Spatial Modeling in the fall term; and an additional course or courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should have experience in using and applying GIS and spatial analysis in the study of natural resources, geography, or natural science or social science related to environmental applications. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 3/8/16.

Bioinformatician/Quantitative Ecologist: – post-doc. The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) is a top research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). NIOO-KNAW focuses on fundamental and strategic research into individual organisms, populations, ecological communities, and ecosystems. The mission is to carry out excellent research in ecology. The key question this project addresses is to what extend open access data, now often required by journals to be deposited in data repositories such as Dryad, can be used in meta-analysis. What are the pitfalls and what are the advantages over traditional meta-analysis? To explore this question the post-doc will closely collaborate with a number of researchers from all four departments at the NIOO. These researchers will carry out meta-analyses to answer a range of ecological questions (such as “How do richness patterns relate to environmental C:N:P stoichiometry across kingdoms and ecosystems?”, “Is rarity (type) phylogenetically conserved among microbes?” and “Does additive genetic variation in traits, and thereby the potential for evolutionary responses, vary with environmental conditions?”). The post-doc will support these analyses and use the experiences as input to address the key-question of this project, which should result in a methodological paper. The post-doc will thus play a central role in a small group of enthusiastic ecologists to explore a potentially new ‘niche’ in ecological research methods. Requirements: We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a PhD in bioinformatics or ecology and experienced in working with large datasets (‘big data’) and preferably with meta-analysis. Affinity with ecological research is a pre-requisite, as well as the ability to work in a team. This is a temporary appointment, for one year. Starting date is 1 December 2015. Additional information is available upon request from Prof. dr Marcel E. Visser (tel. 0317-47 34 39, e-mail: m.visser@nioo.knaw.nl). Please send your application including complete curriculum vitae and names of three referees and Vacancy number Post Doc-015031 to vacature@nioo.knaw.nl. The closing date for the application is 15 October 2015; interviews are scheduled for 4 November 2015. Posted: 9/26/15.

Theoretical Ecology: Multiple postdoctoral positions in theoretical ecology are available to work in the lab of PI James O’Dwyer, supported by recent awards from the Simons Foundation and McDonnell Foundation. We welcome candidates with training in theoretical ecology, and also in other quantitative fields. Start date is flexible, and funding is available for multiple years, contingent on satisfactory progress. Broad research themes in the lab include * Macroecological Theory * Microbial Ecology * Phylogenetics * Species Interactions and Evolution. The O’Dwyer lab is highly interdisciplinary, drawing from mathematics, physics, and bioinformatics, while the collaborative environment here at UIUC provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to bridge multiple fields, across different departments and institutes. We are closely affiliated with the UIUC Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation and the Institute for Genomic Biology. To apply, send a CV, a one page statement of research interests, a representative paper, and contact information for three references to James O’Dwyer at jodwyer@illinois.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive, and informal inquiries are welcome. Posted: 8/19/15.

Theoretical Ecology: Post-doctoral position in Theoretical Ecology/laboratory microcosms (species interactions in a dynamic spatial context) A three-year post-doctoral position (3 years of support from an NSF grant with possible extension from other funds) is available with Alan Hastings at the University of California Davis in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy as part of a collaborative project with Brett Melbourne at the University of Colorado. The post-doc will work with an experimental laboratory system using Tribolium species and on associated theoretical aspects to look at species interactions across space and time in highly replicated laboratory systems. Familiarity with Tribolium would be useful, but not required. Strong background in theoretical ecology, mathematical approaches to spatial models, statistical approaches and experimental design, and programming experience important. The post-doc will be expected to help design and co-ordinate experiments in consultation with the PI’s, direct a team of undergraduate assistants, develop mathematical and statistical approaches for understanding stochastic and deterministic approaches to species interactions in space, and write up results for publication in a timely fashion. UC Davis houses a world class program in Ecology; post-doc can participate in seminars, and will receive professional mentoring on job applications, interview strategies, CV preparation, and additional professional development. Start date is flexible, between October 1 2015 and July 1, 2016. Salary commensurate with experience, starting at approximately $42,840 with generous benefits. All requirements for the PhD must be completed before starting. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, copies of publications, and email addresses and phone numbers of three references to Alan Hastings at amhastings@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 8/2/15.

Avian Disease Biology: Drs. Lynn B. Martin and Thomas R. Unnasch are searching for a post-doc to continue work on an NSF-funded project on the role of the stress hormone, corticosterone, on West Nile virus dynamics in birds. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, evolutionary biology, endocrinology, immunology, or something related to the project focus. The most competitive individuals will have a background in mechanistic and ecological disease research with strong lab, experimental design and data analysis skills. Experience with songbird and mosquito husbandry/handling and ABSL-3 facility work are also plusses. A strong publication and grantsmanship record as well as evidence of independent thinking are also highly desirable. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this position, as the research requires FBI background clearance. The position is based at the University of South Florida, Departments of Integrative Biology and Public Health (Tampa campus). The start date is somewhat flexible but would ideally be around January 15, 2016. Applications should be submitted by email as a single PDF document to Dr. Lynn B. Martin (lbmartin@usf.edu) with the subject heading "NSF postdoc application". Complete application packets will include a cover letter, a CV, one relevant reprint, and the names and addresses of three referees preferably from former PhD/postdoc mentors. In your (2 pg maximum) cover letter, make sure to address your passion for scientific investigation, motivation to succeed, drive, work ethic, willingness to take risks, ability to overcome hardship, leadership capabilities, collaborative skills, and career aspirations. Written confirmation of the PhD will be required prior to hiring. The position will remain open until filled, but application review will begin around mid-November. Posted: 10/20/15.

Avian Influenza: Postdoctoral Position, Iowa State University. While waterfowl and shorebirds are natural reservoirs for avian influenza viruses (AIV), these viruses can infect domestic poultry to devastating ends, as exemplified by recent AIV outbreaks in the Midwest US. It is unclear, however, exactly how domestic poultry are being exposed to AIV. Understanding whether other wildlife (outside of waterfowl and shorebirds) and/or environmental sources can act as conduits for AIV transmission to domestic poultry is critical. A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the potential role of small resident birds, rodents, and insects as well as environmental sources such as water and feed in the transmission of avian influenza viruses to domestic poultry. The project consists of both field surveillance and experimental studies (e.g., persistence of AIV in feed and on feathers) to address critical ecological aspects of avian influenza transmission. The position will be housed in both the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The candidate selected will be responsible for leading a small team to conduct field work capturing and sampling wildlife at wetlands and poultry facilities. Field work will include the use of mist nets for trapping birds and Sherman traps for collecting rodents, blood sampling, and oropharyngeal swabbing. The candidate will participate in experimental work related to identifying potential environmental reservoirs for AIV. Finally, the candidate will be involved with lab work including AIV PCR, virus isolation and sequencing, as well as serology. Qualifications: Candidates should have prior experience handling and sampling wild birds, be comfortable leading small field teams and training undergraduate students, possess excellent writing and data analysis capabilities, and be interested in gaining more laboratory experience. Individuals with working knowledge and/or experience of the laboratory methods stated above would be given preference. Given the recent, devastating outbreaks of Avian Influenza in the US, prompt analysis and publication of findings is essential. Salary will be approximately $43k annually, depending on experience. The project is funded for one year by the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State. Extension of the appointment is possible and desired, contingent upon funding and performance. To apply, please email me the following documents: a cover letter outlining relevant experience, interests, and career goals, your CV, copies of up to three relevant publications, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until September 30th, 2015. Please send application materials to: Dr. James S. Adelman, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, adelmanj@iastate.edu And Dr. Yuko Sato, Poultry Diagnostics and Extension Veterinarian, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department, Iowa State University, ysato@iastate.edu. Posted: 8/27/15.

Population Genomics, Bats and White-nose Syndrome: The Maslo and Pinsky Labs in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a United States Fish and Wildlife Service-funded project examining whether bat populations infected with White-nose Syndrome are experiencing a disease-induced selective sweep. Our approach includes quantification of the standing genetic variation that exists within and among natural bat populations and comparison of genomic signatures of bottlenecks and natural selection. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution or related field with strong skills in genomics and bioinformatics. Experience with demographic modeling is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven capacity to publish in peer-reviewed journals are also strongly preferred. The successful candidate will receive training in professional development, research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and interaction with regulatory agencies. The preferred start date will be Fall 2016. The position is initially for 1 year, but with the ability to extend contingent up on a performance review. The position includes a competitive salary and health insurance. Applicants should submit: 1) cover letter describing research interests/experiences; 2) CV; and 3) names and contact information for 3 references. Send full application packages as a single PDF file to Dr. Brooke Maslo at brooke.maslo@rutgers.edu. Screening of applications will begin on April 18, 2016. Posted: 3/25/16.

Population Genetics of Malaria: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Bryan Greenhouse, MD, MA in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco. The current position will focus on analysis of parasite genetics and epidemiologic data to characterize transmission and evolution of malaria parasites. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with a diverse team of scientists at UCSF and international collaborators on a number of exciting projects. This research includes work in malaria elimination regions, where densely sampled genetic data will be used to construct transmission networks, to studies in areas with higher malaria burden leveraging broader scale spatial variation in genetic diversity. The fellow will be expected to develop and extend computational methods for deriving epidemiologically relevant information on malaria transmission from genetic, spatial, and epidemiologic data, and will be encouraged to develop an independent line of work under the mentorship of Bryan Greenhouse and co-mentorship of Rasmus Nielsen (U.C. Berkeley). Our work is directly connected to on-the-ground malaria control and elimination efforts, and the scientific output from this position is expected to directly affect interventions in the field in addition to leading to academic publications. Essential Skills • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. population genetics, computational biology, infectious disease dynamics) • Strong background in population genetics • Strong statistical and computational skills • Demonstrated ability to produce independent, creative work • Ability to work well as member of a team • Strong written and oral communication skills. Helpful Skills • Experience with geostatistical data analysis • Experience in analysis/modelling of pathogen dynamics • Experience with implementing Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) • Familiarity with performance and development laboratory genetic/genomic assays and data. To Apply: Please send a CV including publications, brief statement of research/career interests, and contact information for 3 references to Bryan Greenhouse, MD, MA at bryan.greenhouse@ucsf.edu. Posted: 8/23/15, revised: 12/7/15.

Graduate Disease Ecology Training: The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia is initiating a new track for doctoral training in Interdisciplinary Disease Ecology Across Scales. A postdoctoral associate is being sought to assist with curriculum development, student evaluation, and assessment. Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in either (1) ecology, evolution, or other field related to infectious disease biology (e.g., immunology, microbiology), or (2) education (with a strong emphasis and background in biology). Applicants are expected to have experience or a genuine interest in instruction, education research, or evaluation and assessment at the post-secondary level. Responsibilities: The candidate will: (1) assist program directors in the design and implementation of instruments for student evaluation and assessment, (2) compile program information to facilitate external program evaluation, (3) coordinate a team of faculty involved in curriculum development and production of teaching materials. The candidate will also be expected to develop an independent instructional or research project within the context of the IDEAS program. For further information, please contact Dr. John Drake (jdrake@uga.edu). Institution: The Odum School of Ecology is located on the main campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. A faculty of around 35 is responsible for degree programs including the BA/BS in Ecology, MS in Ecology, MS in Conservation and Sustainable Development, and PhD in Ecology. Areas of research emphasis include ecology of infectious diseases, ecosystem ecology, aquatic ecology, evolutionary ecology, and sustainability science. Applications should consist of: (1) a cover letter describing your background and interests and how they relate to the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three references who have specific knowledge of your interests in post-secondary education research and/or instruction. Materials should be sent as a single pdf to ideas@uga.edu. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2015. Posted: 10/8/15.

Vector or Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the research group of Dr. Kim Medley at Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop a research program in collaboration with current members of the lab group examining the ecology of vectors of wildlife and/or human disease. In addition, the candidate will be encouraged to develop and teach a course in their area of expertise to complement current courses at Washington University and Tyson Research Center. Candidates with strong quantitative skills and/or expertise in parasitology, disease ecology, mathematical modeling, geospatial analysis, or molecular tools are preferred. The successful candidate will be based at Washington University's Tyson Research Center (TRC), an 800-ha field station located 20 miles from the main campus. TRC boasts a rapidly growing research infrastructure, including a 25-ha forest-dynamics plot that is part of a global network of plots coordinated through the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forest Science and Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO), a new ~4000 ft2 laboratory facility, a newly constructed research garden, and opportunities for experimental and observational studies in forest, glade, prairie, and aquatic habitats. The successful candidate will join a growing and interactive community of ecologists and evolutionary biologists at Washington University, TRC, and the St. Louis Ecology, Evolution and Conservation consortium of local partner institutions. In addition to developing a collaborative research program, candidates should have an expressed interest in mentoring undergraduate and high school research fellows at TRC, and being an active and contributing member of a dynamic field station. Funding for salary is available for one year with the possibility of extension. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2016. However, candidates are encouraged to e-mail Kim Medley (kim.medley@wustl.edu) to indicate interest in the position as soon as possible. The start date is flexible, but ideally the candidate will start summer 2016. To apply, please combine into a single PDF file your CV, a one-page statement of research interests focusing on potential projects that would complement existing research in the Medley lab, and the names and contact information of three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically through https://jobs.wustl.edu, job ID number 32760. Posted: 2/15/16.

Insect-Vectored Disease: The lab of Dave Crowder in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar who is interested in insects as vectors of disease and plant-insect-pathogen interactions. This postdoctoral scientist will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to examine the ecology of a bacterial plant pathogen (Liberibacter solanacearum, Lso) that is vectored by the potato psyllid to potato crops. This devastating pathogen has caused widespread losses for potato growers throughout the Pacific Northwestern United States. Moreover, this is an interesting model system for studying plant-insect-pathogen interactions because Lso bacteria functions as a symbiont in the psyllid vector and as a pathogen in plant hosts. Thus, studying the transmission dynamics of this pathogen has relevance for both basic and applied disease ecology. The postdoctoral scientist will work as part of a USDA-funded research team bridging landscape ecology, molecular biology, plant-insect interactions and disease modeling in the framework of agricultural systems. Potential areas of research include: (1) examining the ecology of the potato psyllid and pathogen across cropping landscapes, including but not limited to an examination of crop and non-crop host use and modeling spread of psyllids and pathogen across diverse landscapes in the Pacific Northwest; (2) plant-insect-bacteria interactions, including but not limited to investigating how psyllid fitness and behavior change when plants are infected with the pathogen, and examining how infection of plants with the pathogen influences host use and community dynamics; and (3) exploring how variation in insect and plant communities influence psyllid-plant-pathogen dynamics. The postdoctoral scientist will be encouraged to conduct independent work within this broad system, and individuals with broad interest in disease ecology and plant-insect-pathogen interactions are encouraged to contact the PI with other potential areas of investigation. The project is in partnership with a large group of cooperating growers, and the postdoctoral scientist will have an opportunity to conduct outreach if desired. To apply send CV and statement of interest to Dave Crowder (dcrowder@wsu.edu). Posted: 12/7/15.

Vector-borne Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Hamer in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will expand an ongoing research program studying vector-borne disease ecology. Projects will involve the establishment of high-throughput molecular diagnostics for mosquito-borne viruses and mosquito transmission experiments to understand the consequences of pathogen interactions. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to study Chagas disease by utilizing next generation sequencing to improve the understanding of vector-host interactions and to study the genetic variation and eco-epidemiology of Typanosoma cruzi. Candidates should have a PhD in ecology, epidemiology, entomology or related fields and strong skills in molecular biology and quantitative techniques. Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of publications and have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to proposal writing, preparing manuscripts, and mentoring undergraduate, public health, veterinary, and/or graduate students. Experience with next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and phylogenetic analysis is beneficial. The successful applicant must work independently and as an effective member of multidisciplinary collaborative teams. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate with Dr. Sarah Hamer’s research lab, the TAMU Vector Biology Research Group and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program. Application review will begin on Aug. 24, 2015, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is flexible between October 2015 and January 2016. The position is available for two years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. Salary is commensurate with experience. Initial application materials consist of a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references. Materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Gabe Hamer: ghamer@tamu.edu. Posted: 7/29/15.

Modeling novel strategies for insect vector control: North Carolina State University. Selfish genetic elements have been studied for over a century, and as far back as the 1960’s researchers became interested in using the power of selfish genetic elements to drive genes into pest species to suppress their impacts (Gould et al. 2006). Until recently, the focus of applied work was on naturally occurring elements. In the past decade some progress was made on developing synthetic elements that mimicked natural meiotic drive and selective embryo-killing, but de-novo creation of a gene-drive system in a pest species was elusive. With the harnessing of the bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 system in the past few years there has been a revolution brewing in this field (Esvelt et al. 2014, Oye et al. 2014). In March 2015 a pivotal article by Gantz and Bier (2015) came out in Science on-line demonstrating a CRISPR-Cas9 construct in Drosophila with strong gene drive. This proof of principle has gained much attention. Prospects are good that very soon a single student could engineer a system for driving deleterious or behavior modifying genes into pest populations. Not everyone is comfortable with these developments and there has even been a call for a moratorium on certain experiments. There are also concerns about nefarious use of the technology. The bottom-line is that progress in molecular biology is ahead of the population genetic work needed to build systems that are less risky but accomplish changes in the public interest. We have been funded by the NIH and the W. M. Keck Foundation to conduct this kind of population genetic research. Our focus has been on mosquitoes that transmit dengue and malaria, but we are also interested in other biological systems (There is hope that these selfish genetic elements can save endangered species like Hawaiian honeycreepers and specific seabirds (Gould 2008, Esvelt et al. 2014). The postdoc in this position will build a set of simple to complex models to examine the expected dynamics of gene drive systems in mosquitoes and other taxa. The most detailed model that we have developed simulates the population dynamics and population genetics of Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue, in a city on the Amazon river, Iquitos, for which there are rich data sets on both mosquito dynamics and dengue epidemiology (e.g. Magori et al. 2009, Okamoto et al 2014). An accompanying epidemiological model is currently under development. The goals of two other postdocs in our group are to expand the mosquito model and the human epidemiology model to encompass the entire city of about 400,000 people. The postdoc in this new position will collaborate with the other postdocs to use these detailed models to test gene drive systems, but will also develop more generic models (e.g. Huang et al. 2010). In addition to working on model development and analysis, the person in this position will have the opportunity to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research group composed of mosquito ecologists, disease epidemiologists, molecular biologists, biomathematicians, ethicists, and scientists from disease-endemic countries. We are dedicated to taking seriously the ethical and political issues surrounding this technology. DESIREABLE SKILLS: A background in population genetics and the ability to program in C++ (or knowledge of a related programming language), and training in evaluation of mechanistic models. TO APPLY: email a cover letter and CV to Fred_Gould@ncsu.edu. Posted: 9/19/15.

Infectious Disease Modeling: One postdoctoral associate position is available in Cristina Lanzas’ group (Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University). Applicants with a background in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and/or population biology are highly encouraged to apply. Our research combines data, epidemiological analysis and mathematical models to study reservoirs, transmission and disease control and it is currently supported by NIH. The research focus will be the transmission and control of infectious diseases caused by enteric pathogens (specifically Clostridium difficile, Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli, and Salmonella), the use of mathematical modeling to study the antimicrobial resistance dissemination at multiple scales, and the effect of intestinal microbial disruption by treatments such as antibiotics on host susceptibility and pathogen transmission. A number of potential research projects are available and so the research focus may be tailored to the interests and skills of the individual. The postdoctoral associates shall have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant quantitative discipline (ecology, epidemiology, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics and related fields) and have a deep interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, strong quantitative skills and good oral and writing skills are expected. The applicants must have experience in R and/or MATLAB. Experience developing and implementing agent-based models and/or multi-scale models is desirable. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references to clanzas@ncsu.edu. Cristina Lanzas, Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 1051 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607, 919-513-6202. Posted: 10/28/15.

Mathematical Modeling of Zika/Dengue Virus Epidemiology: North Carolina State University. We are searching for a postdoc interested in working on two NIH-funded projects that will build, test and refine stochastic, spatially explicit, simulation models that link insect population dynamics and genetics with human disease epidemiology. We are developing a city-scale model for the transmission of dengue virus, utilizing rich entomological, epidemiological and human movement data sets from a research collaboration focused in Iquitos, Peru. A major goal of the work is to predict the impacts of various interventions (such as conventional mosquito control, vaccines, and evolution-based novel transgenic mosquito management methods) on dengue. The incumbent will lead modeling efforts to further develop and test the epidemiological component of our model and integrate that model with the entomological model. We are also interested in building simple spatial and non-spatial, deterministic models as heuristic tools for better understanding basic principles, but we are not looking for applicants who are only interested in working with simple, generic models. An important part of these projects involves field experiments and epidemiological studies in Peru to acquire data that will inform the structure and parameterization of the models, and a large-scale mosquito control study to provide data against which model predictions will be tested. The person in this position will have the opportunity to travel to Peru to become more familiar with the epidemiological and entomological work ongoing at the field site and to assist in the design of experiments. The funding for this postdoctoral position is through two NIH research grants. There will also be opportunities to work with students and faculty involved in NC State’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Society and in the Research Training Group on Mathematical Biology which focuses on questions relating to parameter estimation for biological models. Qualifications: Training in ecological or epidemiological modeling and experience with development of computer simulation models. Experience in C++ would be highly desirable, as would be statistical skills. To apply: email an inquiry letter and CV to Alun_Lloyd@ncsu.edu and Fred_Gould@ncsu.edu. For more details on the project see the following publications: doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000508, doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000830, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022701, doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002827. Posted: 9/19/15, revised: 2/22/16.

Bioeconomic Modeling/Mosquito Population Dynamics/Dengue: I would like to invite applications for a postdoctoral position on bioeconomic modeling of new dengue control interventions. The applicant would ideally be also interested in conservation science to contribute to the other program of research in the lab. Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes causing 390 million infections annually. The spread of dengue is of increasing concern due to climate change, population growth and urbanization. Up to date, there have not been effective ways to curb global epidemics but the recent development of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes, Release of Insects with Dominant Lethality (RIDL) mosquitoes and vaccines, could lead to effective reductions in disease burden. Although these techniques are very promising, little is known regarding their potential cost-effectiveness or how they should be implemented (e.g. release numbers, vaccine coverage) and scaled-up. Bioeconomic modeling coupling the population dynamics of the mosquito, epidemic dynamics in the host population and the cost and benefits generated by the interventions are needed to support policy making in countries considering their application. The postdoc will contribute to further develop bioeconomic models of dengue control, simulating the model and writing articles. There will also be flexibility to develop new ideas and research questions in the interface between epidemiology/ecology and economics. Collaboration and contributions to ongoing research in the lab on spatial trade-offs between ecosystem services and agricultural production in the tropics will also be possible. Successful applicants will join the BioEcon Lab at the Department of Biological Sciences of the National University of Singapore. The Department of Biological Sciences has over 60 faculty and 300 graduate students. Facilities and research support are world-class and the university and department are highly regarded internationally. Funding for the postdoc is available for 2 years. The annual salary is £33,700–36,500 (US$52-57k). Assistance for relocation, housing allowance and medical insurance are also provided. The candidate would have or be in the last year of have finished a relevant PhD in either Public Health, Epidemic Modeling, Bioeconomics, Biosecurity, Health Economics, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Ecological Economics, Environmental Economics or other relevant discipline. Familiarity with mathematical or simulation modeling would be considered a plus. To apply, please send me an up-to-date CV and briefly state your research interests as they relate to the project. Please email Dr. L. Roman Carrasco, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. Email: dbsctlr@nus.edu.sg. Posted: 7/28/15.

Integrated Management of Tick-Borne Disease Risk/Disease Ecology: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Personnel needed to undertake new, multi-year, large-scale Integrated Tick Management research to reduce human incidence of tick-borne diseases. Multiple positions are to be filled in winter and spring of 2016, with personnel based at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. All positions are full-time, salaried positions with an initial appointment of one year and the potential for re-appointment for one to four additional years, depending on performance and project needs. The available positions are as follows. 1. Animal-focused Research Specialist. To be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Specialist level, the Animal-focused Research Specialist will undertake and directly supervise research that focuses on ticks, their vertebrate hosts, and the pathogens they transmit. Duties will include helping to design and lead field sampling of small-mammal abundance, vertebrate diversity, tick abundance, and tick infection prevalence. Experience in field biology of mammals and/or ticks, and a Bachelors degree, are required. A Masters degree is highly desirable for the Senior Research Specialist level. 2. Human-focused Research Specialist. To be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Specialist level, the Human-focused Research Specialist will undertake and direct research that focuses on human exposure to ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Duties will include recruiting study participants from residential neighborhoods, collecting information on behaviors relevant to human exposure to tick-borne disease, and interacting with regional and national health agencies to collect and maintain epidemiological data. Experience in medical anthropology or sociology, or epidemiology, and a Bachelors degree, are required. A Masters degree is highly desirable for the Senior Research Specialist level. 3. Data-focused Research Specialist. To be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Specialist level, the Data-focused Research Specialist will work with the Animal-focused and Human-focused Research Specialists, as well as with other project personnel, to maintain, explore, and analyze all data from the project. Data will include demographic information on vertebrate animals and ticks, tick infection prevalence, human incidence of tick-borne disease, land use/land cover (GIS), and human behaviors relevant to tick-borne disease. Experience in data analysis and visualization, epidemiology, population biology, and/or medical entomology, and a Bachelors degree, are required. A Masters degree is highly desirable for the Senior Research Specialist level. 4. Two Postdoctoral Associates. The Postdoctoral Associates would develop, together with the Principal Investigators and their collaborators, novel research questions relevant to integrated management of tick-borne disease risk and disease ecology. Research issues to be pursued could include (but not be limited to): (a) comparing efficacy of control methods as a function of land use/land cover, host community composition, human behavior or property management, or (b) impacts of tick-targeted control on non-target species. Experience (including a PhD or equivalent) in one or more of the following is required: disease ecology, medical entomology, epidemiology, medical anthropology, wildlife biology, parasitology. Apply at http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs. Please submit one document that includes a cover letter, resume and the names and full contact information (including e-mail address) for three professional references. For the Postdoctoral Associate positions, please include copies of relevant publications (up to 5). Indicate in your cover letter which position(s) you are applying for. For the Animal-focused Research Specialist use job code 16001-I; for the Human-focused Research Specialist use job code 16002-I; for the Data-focused Research Specialist use job code 16003-I; for the Postdoctoral Associate positions use job code 16004-I. All positions will report directly to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute and Dr. Felicia Keesing, David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor at Bard College and Adjunct Scientist at the Cary Institute. Review of applications will begin on 4 January 2016. Posted: 12/14/15.

Modeling Population Dynamics of Tick Borne Pathogens: A post-doctoral position is available in the labs of Maria Diuk-Wasser, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University, New York City. The applicant will join a collaborative project with Stephen Davis, Department of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia, to study the influence of pathogen interactions on the emergence of tick-borne diseases in the United States, funded by the joint NSF/NIH Program on Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). The candidate will develop a range of modeling approaches to study the ecological and evolutionary drivers of the emergence and geographic expansion of tick-borne pathogens, including Babesia microti, an emerging pathogen sharing tick vector and host with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent. Extensive datasets are available from laboratory and field experiments, as well as longitudinal and spatially extensive collections to parameterize and validate the models. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related quantitative field. A background in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, theoretical ecology, spatial modelling or mathematical biology is highly desirable, in addition to having programming, statistical and quantitative skills. The successful candidate must be capable of working independently in an interdisciplinary environment and have strong quantitative and writing skills evidenced by publication. Opportunities exist for collaboration with the Mailman School of Public Health, the Earth Institute, the American Museum of Natural History, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the EcoHealth Alliance. To ensure consideration, please submit application by August 7, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled. The position is available immediately for 2 years and the postdoc is expected to travel between NY and Melbourne. Applications should include CV, statement of research interests, the names of three references and be sent to: mad2256@columbia.edu Maria Diuk-Wasser, Columbia University, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, 10th Fl. Schermerhorn Ext., Room 1013, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Posted: 7/23/15.

Modeling of Ecological Systems/Optimal Decision-Making For Management: The Oleson lab at the University of Hawaii Manoa seeks a strong quantitative modeler to join our group. We integrate a broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods, including environmental and ecological modeling, environmental economics, and decision analysis to support ridge-to-reef decision-making in the Hawaiian islands and broader Pacific. This project seeks to build a spatially explicit, probabilistic model to guide watershed-scale, multi-objective, and long-term decision-making. Specifically, the model will evaluate the performance outcomes of various potential management actions that might be taken across the watersheds to mitigate stressors. Performance outcomes may be physical (e.g., sediment loads), ecological (e.g., reef state), or economic (e.g., ecosystem services); actions may be site- and stressor-specific (e.g., best management practices to reduce erosion) or broad policy (e.g., zoning); and, stressors may range across the land (e.g., land-based source pollution) and coast (e.g., fishing). The model will be used to inform a real-world planning process for a 50-year time horizon. As such, the model should link biophysical, socio-economic, and ecological dynamic systems from ridge to reef across a long time horizon. For details, see the full job ad at http://olesonlab.org/news/. Apply by 9/10/15. Posted: 8/23/15.

Climate Adaptation and Sustainability: The University of Texas Section of Integrative Biology has an opening for a full-time post doctoral research associate located at the USDA-ARS laboratory at Temple, TX under the direction of Philip Fay. The post doc will conduct collaborative and individual research linking morphology and physiology with gene expression in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), to identify traits underlying climatic adaptation and sustainability in bioenergy feedstock production. Research will prioritize examining linkages between above- and belowground traits in switchgrass genotypes in a long-term precipitation legacy experiment, and relate traits to ecosystem-scale processes and to gene expression studies directed by Tom Juenger. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, biology, agronomy, forestry, or related field with specialization in plant ecology. Research experience on topics related to local adaptation, genotype x environment interactions, and linking traits to higher-order processes is strongly preferred. The successful applicant will have technical skill in plant ecophysiology, soil moisture, soil temperature, and other micrometeorological parameters, a strong publication record commensurate with experience, strong organizational and communications skills, and an ability to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative setting. The position is initially for one year, and renewable for two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Apply at http://tinyurl.com/hcluvyt. Position # 160321010712. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 9, 2016. Posted: 3/25/16, revised: 4/14/16.

Climate Change Adaptation: The Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame seeks a PostdoctoralResearch Associate to join our Notre Dame Global Adaptation project (ND-GAIN). The successful candidate will engage an interdisciplinary group of faculty to advance the understanding of climate change adaptation. A variety of research projects are possible, depending on the expertise of the selected candidate, but emphasis should be on advancing knowledge of how adaptation to climate pressures impact the human condition. For example, the researcher might examine how differences in adaptive capacity could impact crop yields or the spread of infectious disease, or alternatively, the relationship between adaptation and armed conflict or cooperation. Ultimately, the resulting scholarship, which should include peer-reviewed manuscripts and conference presentations, will inform society about the role of adaptation under conditions of climate change. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be appointed for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal. We invite applicants from any relevant field, including but not limited to political science, geography, environmental biology, or economics. Successful applicants will have considerable quantitative skills and interdisciplinary experience. Highly-qualified applicants should have experience manipulating large data sets or models and have a strong understanding of the linkages between theory, evidence and policy relevant inference. The start date is somewhat flexible but priority status will be given to candidates who are available to start earlier. For more information about the position, contact Patrick Regan at Patrick.M.Regan.21@nd.edu. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references in one PDF file to ndgain@nd.edu. Posted: 2/23/16.

Climate Variability and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University has Post-Doctoral funding from the National Science Foundation for an individual interested in developing and applying ecological and hydrological models to assist in understanding comprehensive socio-ecological systems in Oklahoma and the southern Great Plains. Specifically, this position will evaluate and predict how increased climate variability (particularly protracted periods of below average precipitin regimes) differently affects ecosystem services (water availability, drought buffering capacity, ecosystem carbon dynamics) and how land-use, land cover change and management decisions affect vulnerability and resiliency of these services across diverse landscapes of the southern Great Plains of USA. The position will be focused on writing/producing peer-reviewed publications in prestigious scientific journals, serve as co-principal investigator on future proposals and assist in the development of a science-based ecological observatory. Requirements: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in ecology, hydrology, geography, or related disciplines by the time of starting the position. The applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and proficiency in ecological and/or hydrological modeling. Experience in applying ecohydrological models to simulate ecohydrological or hydrological dynamics at the watershed and river basin scale is desired. The project will be based in Stillwater, OK. The position is available immediately (fall 2015). The duration of the position is 2 years. NREM is a dynamic department with 21 faculty and a strong program of research, graduate education, and extension. The position offers abundant opportunity to interact across multiple universities with scientists working in diverse disciplines focused on socio-ecological systems. Applications must be submitted online at: https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx (search by keyword req913) Applicants should submit: 1: a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) academic transcript (Ph.D. only), and 4) contact information for three references. Review will begin on October 15, 2015. The position will be filled by December 2015 or as soon thereafter as a qualified candidate is available. For more information, contact: Dr. Chris Zou, Associate Professor, OSU Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 008C Agricultural Hall, Stillwater OK 74078-6013, Phone: 405.744.9637, Email: chris.zou@okstate.edu. Posted: 9/9/15.

Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystem Services to Climate Change: An ORISE postdoctoral research opportunity is available at the US EPA Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch laboratory in Newport, OR. The focus of the research will be to develop and test methods to assess the risk of changes in production of ecosystem services in coastal ecosystems (particularly estuaries) associated with scenarios of climate change. We seek to have the selected candidate start in early January 2016 or sooner. An application & full description of the opportunity can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project # EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2015-06 when searching the site for the announcement, and when calling or writing for information. The mentor for this project is Ted DeWitt (dewitt.ted@epa.gov). Posted: 10/20/15.

Restoration and management of wetlands embedded in south Florida grazing lands: A two year post-doctoral position is available with Dr. Elizabeth Boughton at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, a division of Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, FL. Archbold operates a full scale working cattle ranch at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC), which provides a unique platform for agro-ecology research, and provides many opportunities for study of the ecology of wetlands embedded in grazing lands. Wetlands comprise ~15% of the landscape in the headwaters of the Everglades, the watershed where MAERC is located. More information is needed to understand the ecological effects of grazing in both hydrologically restored and unrestored wetlands, as well as the trade-offs or synergies among managing for biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The post-doc will utilize existing long-term field data sets that have been collected by MAERC and collaborating researchers from other institutions in two different studies: 1) two long-term wetland restoration sites that are being restored through the USDA’s Wetland Reserve Program with five years pre-and five years post-hydrological restoration groundwater and vegetation data, including vegetation data from within grazing exclosures and 2) a large factorial experiment examining pasture management intensity, prescribed fire, and release from grazing on 40 wetlands, initiated in 2006. For a description of the experiment see: doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12536. A main goal of the post doc will be to analyze data and prepare at least two manuscripts ready for publication by the end of 12 months based on two existing long-term datasets. The focus will be on assessing the effects of cattle grazing on wetland plant composition, diversity, and biomass, an issue of extreme interest to land managers, ranchers, and agencies. The post-doc will also assess the effect of hydrological restoration on groundwater levels and vegetation in two large wetland restoration projects and analyze the effects of vegetation change through time and in response to ranch management practices. Other potential analyses could be conducted on how land use, prescribed fire, and grazing affect wetland plant forage quality and plant tissue nutrients. The post doc will be author on publications stemming from this work, and senior author if responsible for all analyses and major paper writing, but collaborating researchers will also be included as authors. Additional responsibilities will include administrative duties and oversight of a USDA Wetland Reserve Easement, as well as developing outreach and education materials on wetland restoration, and analysis and publication of an additional wetland plant data set from a long-term grazing and hydrological restoration monitoring project from the Archbold Reserve. Minimal fieldwork is expected, but there will be opportunities to interact and supervise research interns, participate in fieldwork if desired, participate in outreach and education activities and other minor administrative duties as they arise. Strong background in one or more of: multivariate statistics, assessing vegetation change trajectories, analyzing groundwater, ARC GIS, LiDAR, spatial statistics and experimental design. Start date is between January and February 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience with benefit package. All requirements for the PhD must be completed before starting. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, copies of publications, and letters of recommendation from three references by Dec 1, 2015 to Elizabeth Boughton at eboughton@archbold-station.org. Posted: 11/10/15.

Applied Ecology and Environmental Science: The Environmental Studies Program at Colby College (Waterville, ME) invites applications for a one-year position in Environmental Studies to begin September 1, 2016. The successful candidate will have a specialization in the application of ecological principles to the solution of environmental problems. We welcome applications from broadly trained ecologists with interdisciplinary backgrounds and expertise in: population, community, or ecosystem ecology; conservation biology; restoration ecology; landscape ecology; or closely related fields. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Familiarity with liberal arts colleges and teaching experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include three courses, two with laboratory components (Introduction to Ecology and either Advanced and Applied Ecology or an intermediate-level elective course in the candidateís area of specialty), and co-teaching the gateway course for majors and minors, Environment and Society. The Environmental Studies Program is one of the largest and fastest growing programs at Colby. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of current scholarship (e.g., a recent publication or manuscript) as PDFs to: ESecology@colby.edu. Application review will begin January 8, 2016. Inquiries may also be directed to ESecology@colby.edu. Posted: 10/19/15.

Biodiversity and Climate Variability: A Post-Doctoral position is available in the Department of Biological Science at the University of Tulsa. This position is part of the highly integrative NSF EPSCoR project on the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate variability in Oklahoma. This project includes Biologists, Ecologists, Climatologists, Hydrologists, Sociologists, and Economists from the University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the Nobel Foundation. The Department of Biological Science at the University of Tulsa is serving as the biodiversity contingent of the project. The Post-Doc will primarily be responsible for working on Oklahoma biodiversity/climate related research projects with faculty and students at the University of Tulsa and collaborators. The Post-Doc will also teach a one-semester (per year) graduate/undergraduate GIS based course on ecological modeling at The University of Tulsa. This position will have access to further GIS training and interactions with researchers at the world class South Central Climate Science Center in Norman, OK. Dr. Bonett’s research lab at the University of Tulsa primarily uses integrative approaches to study the biodiversity, evolution, and development of amphibians. Depending on their research interests and goals, the postdoc may conduct projects and receive training in phylogenetics, genomics, transcriptomics, and comparative endocrinology/physiology. The position has potential for high research productivity, specialized training, and teaching experience. The University of Tulsa is a private institution with ~4,500 students (3/4 undergraduate and 1/4 graduate students). Faculty and graduate students in our department study biodiversity of algae, bacteria, fungi, amphibians, fishes, mammals, reptiles, insects, and viruses. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline prior to the start of the appointment (as early as June 1, 2016). The position requires significant experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), particularly with relevance to problems of biodiversity, conservation, ecology, and evolution. To apply, please send a letter of Intent, CV, and complete contact information for three references to: Ron Bonett (ron-bonett@utulsa.edu) by March 11th 2016. The position can start on or after June 1, 2016, and can potentially be renewed for up to two years. Posted: 2/25/16.

Biodiversity: We seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the University of British Columbia Biodiversity Research Centre. The Centre is made up of over 50 faculty members with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity and conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with bold ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research on core problems in biodiversity, foster interactions within the Centre, run a seminar series, and organize a retreat. Postdoctoral fellows funded by the Biodiversity Research Centre typically interact with several lab groups. Candidates are welcome to contact potential collaborating labs in the Centre to inquire about current and potential research activities, but it is not necessary to apply to work with a specific faculty member. Starting date, 1 September 2016. Salary $48kper yr. Research stipend: $7k per yr. Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately 2 pages) to the address below. Applications and Reference letters will be accepted electronically; reference letters must be sent directly by the referee. Search Chair, Biodiversity Research Centre, U.B.C., 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4. (e-mail biodiversity.centre@ubc.ca). Closing date for applications 13 January 2016.

SERC Fellowships: The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, offers several Postdoctoral Fellowships annually to outstanding early career scientists. The Smithsonian’s distinctive combination of field research facilities, museum archives, and expertise in ecology, biological conservation, systematics, and paleobiology provides opportunities for synthetic, big-picture insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. Scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland conduct environmental research in temperate, tropical, and polar ecosystems across the globe. Recent research has highlighted the separate and interactive impacts of multiple global change factors on populations, communities, and ecosystems, including climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity loss, nutrient loading, trace element pollution, and habitat alteration. Insights gained in these studies will be crucial to developing science-based conservation plans that allow human societies to thrive while protecting our finite natural resources. Smithsonian Fellows receive an annual stipend of $48k plus health, relocation, and research allowances. Each position is expected to run for two years, with the second year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Applicants are encouraged to coordinate with a SERC scientist prior to submitting an application for this competitively-awarded fellowship. Applications are due December 1st, 2015. Please contact Professional Training Coordinator Daniel Gustafson at gustafsond@si.edu, or 443-482-2217, for further details. Posted: 11/2/15.

Fellowship in Ecology and Environmental Science in the Tropics and Subtropics: The International Center at the University of Florida is pleased to invite applications for the John J. and Katherine C. Ewel Fellowship Program in Ecology and Environmental Science in the Tropics and Subtropics. This program will enable a recent doctorate recipient to study ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Florida (UF). The Fellow will work for two years with a University of Florida faculty member in any department to create new knowledge in any area of tropical and subtropical ecology. The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $54k plus an annual allowance of $15k for health insurance, research support, professional development, and travel. One fellowship will be awarded to begin August 2016. Selection criteria: · Applicant’s prior academic and professional success and his or her potential contribution to scholarship or practice · UF faculty member commitment, enthusiasm and support for the proposed project and fellow, and the ability to provide office space and a productive work environment. · UF PhD graduates are ineligible. · Must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in August 2016. · International doctoral students or recent PhD graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. A complete postdoctoral fellowship application consists of the following: 1. Completed application form 2. Project summary, limited to one page. 3. Project description, limited to five pages including all figures and tables. 4. References cited (does not count against the five page limit). 5. Biographical sketch (e.g.., curriculum vitae), limited to two pages. List publications separately. 6. Current and pending support. 7. An abstract of your dissertation. 8. Two letters of support · From your UF mentor which includes a two page curriculum vitae from the mentor · From your thesis/dissertation advisor. For more information on this opportunity please visit: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/OGRE/EwelFellowship.html. Due: January 25, 2016. Posted: 10/8/15.

Human Health and Community Ecology or Infectious Disease: Rice University is now accepting postdoctoral applications for the Rice University Academy of Fellows through January 11, 2016. Scholars who want to to pursue health-related research can find details and apply at the link above. Applicants must have earned their doctoral degree between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2016, and postdoctoral fellows are expected to begin September 1, 2016. All Rice professors are eligible to host Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows. The postdoctoral fellows will join a dynamic intellectual community led by the Rice Academy Faculty Fellows. The standard stipend is $60k. Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows take a concurrent adjunct non-tenure track faculty appointment. If applicants are interested in community ecology or infectious disease related projects related to human health they are encourage to contact Volker Rudolf (vr2@rice.edu) as a potential host. Posted: 12/18/15.

Planetary Health Fellows: Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Fellows program at Harvard University Center for the Environment, Cambridge, MA USA. This program enables postdoctoral fellows to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex issues in planetary health (nexus of environmental change and human health). Salary is $60K plus eligibility for employment benefits, lasts for 2 years, and the full application can be found here. Submission deadline is January 30th, 2016. Posted: 12/7/15.

Environmental Fellows: The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines. The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other’s work. All fellows will attend biweekly dinners with their colleagues, faculty members, and guests. Learn more about the requirements at: http://environment.harvard.edu/grants/fellows. To apply, please complete the online application form and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs: a) curriculum vitae including list of publications b) detailed research proposal, maximum of five pages, references counted separately. Within the proposal, applicants should explain their reasons for applying to a Harvard residential environmental fellowship. Note: While applicants should discuss the proposal with their potential faculty hosts, the final product should clearly be the work of the applicant. c) up to three publications/writing samples 2. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser. 3. A letter of support is also required from the applicant’s host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space and any financial commitments. If you have questions about the fellowship or application process, please contact: Jean Gauthier, Harvard University Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MA 02138, 617-495-0368, jean_gauthier@harvard.edu. Deadline: January 13, 2016. Posted: 9/9/15.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Science: Brown University: The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) seeks candidates for one or more distinguished postdoctoral positions in interdisciplinary environmental science. IBES was founded in 2014, building on strength across campus in interdisciplinary environmental research. It includes over 30 Faculty Fellows from 12 Departments across Schools and Divisions at Brown. IBES organizes its research activities into four themes: Natural Systems, Food and Water, Human Health and Well-Being, and Equity and Governance. Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to work within one or more of these themes, and to be mentored by at least one IBES Faculty Fellow. Appointments will have an expected term of two years starting in July 2016 or soon thereafter. Fellows receive a salary of $50k, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5k/year in addition to any research funds that may be directed to the project by mentors. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to devote their appointment to research activities, but in special cases postdoctoral fellows may have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses. Qualifications and Criteria: Requirements for the positions include a Ph.D. in an environmentally-related discipline, the intellectual flexibility to reach across fields, ability to take initiative and work independently, and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary environmental research. Applicants should submit a research proposal based on the guidelines below, including identification of a proposed faculty mentor (see IBES Fellows). Proposals will be judged on scientific merit, contribution to IBES thematic foci, and an achievable research plan, given time and budgetary constraints. Letters of support will be requested from proposed mentors, so applicants will benefit from contacting proposed mentors early in the process. Preference will be given to applicants whose research complements (but does not duplicate) ongoing faculty research, and to multi-disciplinary research. To apply, please submit the following items at http://apply.interfolio.com/30593 by November 1, 2015. Cover letter describing your interest in the position and how this position relates to your career goals; Current CV; Required project proposal (1500 words maximum, excluding references): Proposals should briefly address the following points: Title and brief abstract. Project background and importance: What is known and what is new about this question? Why does it matter? How does this project fit with your own previous work and your proposed mentor's? Project plan: What will you actually do? Include a timeline or work plan if appropriate. If additional resources will be needed to complete the work, do you have options for funding them? Project outcomes: What products will come out of this project (e.g. articles, methods, datasets, policy briefs, educational materials)? What types of support will you need to produce and disseminate these? References (not included in 1500 word limit): Three letters of reference from advisors or colleagues who know the applicant’s work well. Letters should describe prior research experience and evidence of applicant’s interest, capability, and potential in interdisciplinary environmental research. Referees should submit letters directly through Interfolio, which will supply a direct link when contact information is entered. Posted: 8/18/15.

GIS: The Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England (AUNE) seeks a full-time Post-doctoral fellow in its innovative, interdisciplinary graduate department with programs leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Environmental Studies. The position would begin in August 2016. We seek a collaborative and highly motivated Post-doc with a PhD in geography, GIS, landscape ecology, physical/biogeography, conservation biology, ecology, or related fields. The desired candidate will have expertise in both computer hardware and software associated with GIS and in remote teaching technology. Some experience with R, Python, and open source software is preferred. The position requires engagement with student learning on a semester basis, teaching face-to-face and hybrid courses (weekday and weekend delivery models with a combination of classroom and on-line learning). The selected candidate will teach graduate courses at the introductory and advanced GIS level and provide technical expertise and support in GIS and remote sensing to the AU community (faculty, staff, and students). The fellow will also coordinate the activities in the AUNE Center of Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing including daily operations and maintenance as well as administrative and technical support for its computer technological infrastructure (including both hardware and software). Monthly travel to our Seattle and Los Angeles campus to deliver GIS classes is required. The University, Campus, and Department Antioch University (AU) is a singularly accredited, multi-campus, coast-to-coast institution of higher learning that provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. AUNE, one of AU’s five regional campuses, uses a distinctive graduate education pedagogy that mixes rigor with experiential learning and social engagement. The Department of Environmental Studies educates visionary, pragmatic leaders in a collaborative interdisciplinary setting, founded on academic excellence and the principles of environmental justice and sustainability. The fellowship provides $42k/yr salary plus benefits with the opportunity for a 2nd year renewal. The fellow will be located in the Environmental Studies Department at AUNE, Keene, NH. We will begin reviewing applications May 23, 2016 until filled. Applicants should submit: a cover letter providing an overview of their relevant background and indicating when they will be available for the position, CV, and the names of three references. The application should be emailed to: Professor Peter A. Palmiotto ppalmiotto@antioch.edu. Posted: 5/18/16.

GIS and Remote Sensing: We are seeking a GIS and Remote sensing specialist to work for 5 months (May 2016-September 2016) in a project that focuses on using different sources of satellite imagery (Landsat, ASTER, aerial photography) data to map land cover in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The project will be carried out at the Geospatial Technologies Laboratory of the Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University located in Lubbock, Texas. The ideal candidate will have expertise in remote sensing, image processing, ArcGIS, ERDAS or ENVI, and land cover mapping techniques. The candidate should be willing to collaborate and work with undergraduate and graduate research assistants during the duration of the project. A MSc or PhD degree is required. The monthly salary is $4800. International applicants should have a work permit or authorization to work (No sponsorship). Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, C.V., and the names of three references to Dr. Carlos Portillo (carlos.portillo@ttu.edu). Posted: 4/13/16.

Rangeland Remote Sensing: The U.S. Geological Survey announces the opening of a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Rangeland Remote Sensing to Support Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Applicants should contact Research Advisors Dr. Kristin Byrd at kbyrd@usgs.gov and Dr. Miguel Villarreal at mvillarreal@usgs.gov to develop a research proposal. Proposals are due May 2, 2016. Posted: 4/6/16.

Sustainability/Remote Sensing: The University of California Los Angeles Department of Geography/Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is recruiting a post-doctoral scholar to work on a project entitled “Impacts and Implications of the 2012-2015 Drought for Los Angeles County Habitats and Energy Infrastructure” funded by the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Grants Program 2015-16 Competition. The one-year position (potentially renewable for an additional 6 mos. term dependent upon funding and positive review) is for a highly motivated researcher who has fully completed doctoral studies and holds a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate. The successful candidate will have proven capacity for analysis of MODIS and LANDSAT imagery, particularly for vegetation, pedological and hydrological applications, use of IDL or another programming language, and the collation and analysis of satellite products with multiple environmental geospatial data sets using GIS. The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the research program including regular meetings with research team faculty from the departments of Geography, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Health Sciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. The successful candidate will also be involved in development of online products, preparation of peer-reviewed publications and producing a final report for the funder. UCLA strives to offer an enriching experience for postdoctoral scholars with mentoring and career development help. Candidates should contact Glen MacDonald (macdonal@geog.ucla.edu ) directly with questions about the specific position and research. To apply, submit electronically in PDF format: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research interests statement, sample publication, and the names and emails addresses of two references to macdonal@geog.ucla.edu (please indicate ‘Grand Challenge Drought Impact Postdoc’ in the subject line). The letter of application should include an explanation of the candidate’s research experience and interest in the topic, methodological orientation and specific analytic skills and research experience relevant to the position. Application Period is April 1 - May 15, 2016. Posted: 3/28/16.

Sustainability Science: The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor level in Sustainability Science beginning in August 2016. Candidates should have a PhD or be ABD in Sustainability Science or a related field with a sustainability science focus and should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching and research expertise, ideally in the area of ecological economics or environmental health or a related field. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs, including SUS 120 Principles of Sustainability Science and EES 112 Environmental Science, and an upper level undergraduate seminar course in the candidate's specialty. Apply at https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/5580 . Include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2016. Posted: 3/3/16.

Sustainability/Opening-Dam Research: The New England Sustainability Consortium has launched a new stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research program focused on the future of dams. Our research draws upon world-class faculty expertise at the UNH, UMaine, URI, Keene State, USM and RISD and builds on NESTís experience in advancing the theory and practice of sustainability science. Using dams in New England as a model system, the team will examine the economic, technological, ecological, social, and political trade-offs associated with different kinds of dam decisions. The teamís approach to problem solving will benefit from the local knowledge and know-how of diverse stakeholders representing government, industry, and non-governmental organizations. The Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a deep commitment to stakeholder-driven, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research to join the Maine team. The position may begin as early as June 1, 2016. Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate a deep commitment to solutions-focused, stakeholder engaged, interdisciplinary research and a strong commitment to solve pressing problems using innovative methods. Experience with collaborative modeling (participatory modeling or mapping, Bayesian techniques, etc.) is preferred along with a willingness to learn outside of the primary research area. Candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment. Responsibilities: We seek a postdoctoral researcher with core competencies in the following areas: align with the research team and assume broad research responsibilities; participate in ongoing team research and project-wide research activities; prepare manuscripts for publication; present research findings at public and professional meetings; contribute to the development and implementation of curricula and mentoring programs for students; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results. How to Apply: It is recommended that applicants review project information before completing application materials. See the complete job description to apply. All applications must include the following materials for consideration: 1) A letter of interest (2-3 pages) that summarizes the candidate's research program, qualifications for the position, interests in sustainability science, and plans for addressing the positions responsibilities; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 4) a sample of research (e.g., peer-reviewed publication); and 5) names and contact information of three professional references. Review will begin May 2, 2016. Posted: 9/4/15, revised: 3/25/16.

Green Infrastructure: The National Research Council of the National Academies is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research award tenable at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH. Duration of award is one year, possibly renewable for up to three years maximum. Award includes a competitive stipend, relocation, professional travel, and health insurance. The postdoctoral research associate will conduct research related to ecological and environmental sustainability along with other researchers in the Sustainable Environments Branch (SEB). SEB uses a multidisciplinary approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, geographers, and physical scientists, to address sustainability issues in both watershed management and regional environmental management. This research opportunity focuses on land use in urban systems with an emphasis on green infrastructure and stormwater management. It will require collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data in order to assess management decisions of communities as they attempt to manage stormwater using various GI options. The overall objective is to identify, test, and demonstrate ecological benefits and services provided by GI and that relate to sustainability of communities in urban areas. Ideally, the researcher will be an ecologist with a focus on urban ecology and the spatial/temporal aspects relevant to urban green space. Prospective applicants should visit NRC Research Associateship Programs, click on “Search for Research Opportunities,” key in “Hopton” and press the “Click to Search” button. The opportunity is titled “Estimating Ecological Benefits from Green Infrastructure in Urban Systems.” Inquires about the opportunity should be directed to Dr. Matt Hopton at 513-569-7718 or hopton.matthew@epa.gov. Applicants should begin a dialog with Dr. Hopton as early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline. Applications must be submitted online directly to the NRC. CVs will not be accepted in lieu of online applications. Check web site for availability of online applications and note the application deadlines. Questions about the application process can be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (tel) or rap@nas.edu. Posted: 7/15/15.

Biodiversity Monitoring of Birds or Plants using Remote Sensing: The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University (Denmark) invites applications for two 1- or 1.5- year postdoc positions on biodiversity monitoring of birds or plants using remote sensing data. The positions will start 1 October 2015, or as soon as possible. The postdocs will be part of BACI, a large EU Horizon 2020 project that will produce improved ecosystem state measurements based on remote sensing data. The main role of the postdocs will be to investigate possible links between remote sensing-based estimates of ecosystem change and changes in diversity, population sizes and distributions of birds or plants. There will be opportunities to collaborate intensively with researchers within the BACI project according to the interests of the postdoc. Qualifications: We seek candidates with expertise in advanced statistical analysis and statistical programming, solid ecological background, strong collaborative skills, and a proven ability to publish at a high international level. Field experience with birds or plants and/or experience with remote sensing data is also desirable. Where: Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark. The Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity is a diverse, vibrant and international research community with strong collaborative, interdisciplinary ties within and beyond Aarhus University. Applications are due August 15, 2015. For details and to apply, see bird position or plant position. For more information, please contact Assistant Professor Brody Sandel (brody.sandel@bios.au.dk). Posted: 7/15/15.

Ecosystem Services from Crop-Livestock Production Systems: The USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL) in Mandan, ND, seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Soil Scientist/Ecologist, GS-11) for a two-year appointment. The incumbent will participate in a regional USDA-CAP project with specific responsibility for research to determine ecosystem services derived from integrated crop-livestock production systems. The incumbent will work individually and with regional team members to generate and integrate crop, livestock, soil, water, and greenhouse gas data from on-going long-term experiments at NGPRL and elsewhere in the northern Great Plains. The research is expected to develop new knowledge concerning the environmental sustainability of integrated crop-livestock production systems based on crop and livestock production, soil and water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions. This position requires a recent Ph.D. in biological sciences, soil science, agronomy, biogeochemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Proficiency in statistical analyses is required, and the ability to manage multiple datasets concurrently is highly desirable. Proficiency in soil, water, and greenhouse gas sampling and analysis is also highly desirable. Ability to work as a collaborative team member is essential. Citizenship restrictions apply. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, transcripts, statement of research interests, and references to Mark Liebig, USDA-ARS, P.O. Box 459, Mandan, ND 58554 or by e-mail at mark.liebig@ars.usda.gov. Posted: 4/3/16.

Ecosystem Services Modeling: The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in ecosystem services modeling. The researcher will collaborate with a large and diverse scientific team within and beyond USGS in modeling ecosystem services in the U.S. at national and subnational scales. The postdoc will work as part of the USGS Sustaining Environmental Capital (SEC) Initiative team. The goal of the SEC Initiative is to better enable managers to account for the benefits people receive from ecosystem services and provide guidance for using ecosystem service information in management decisions by developing, integrating, and enhancing decision tools and information. The envisioned SEC Initiative will have a physical presence (policy coordination and science efforts) and virtual (on-line) presence referred to as the SEC Dashboard. Research responsibilities will be associated with: applying ecosystem services mapping, modeling, and valuation approaches and tools at the local and regional scales; 2) use of natural capital accounting in natural resource management; and 3) integrating ecosystem services data and tools into the SEC Dashboard for use in public land management decision-making. Work will primarily be conducted at the Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado. Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen within 5 years of receiving a PhD. Experience in GIS and biophysical modeling is required. Experience using ecosystem services tools such as ARIES, SolVES, and InVEST is desired and programming experience using R, Python, or Java is a plus. Compensation is ~$76k/year and funding is for up to two years. We seek a candidate able to relocate to Ft. Collins, Colorado and begin work as soon as possible. Please contact Rudy Schuster (schusterr@usgs.gov) or Ken Bagstad (kjbagstad@usgs.gov) for more information. Posted: 3/7/16.

Ecosystem Services: Post Doc Fellow in California. Office location flexible but Santa Cruz, California (CA) or Brisbane, Aus Preferred. The Nature Conservancy is hiring an Ecosystem Services Post Doc Fellow to work on a transformative approach to the evidence supporting ecosystem services projects. This individual will work closely with the TNC Chief Scientist and report directly to a Lead Scientist to develop this approach. Ecosystem services science draws from a diverse and previously disconnected disciplines that still curate largely separate evidence bases. The Ecosystem Services Post Doc Fellow will work with TNC in an effort to develop a standard method for defining causal chains that will allow the creation of an integrated socio-ecological evidence based for conservation national resources management and development. For details see position number 43878. Deadline: 2/4/16. Posted: 1/27/16.

Ecosystem Services Measurement and Valuation: A Postdoctoral Research Associate is available at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, for an individual with expertise in the measurement and valuation of linked terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem services. This individual will play a key role in an interdisciplinary project exploring coupled social and ecological dynamics of land use/cover change in terrestrial ecosystems, and their relationship to regional watershed and lake ecosystem dynamics, at the urban/rural fringe in the American Midwest. Collaboration with researchers in both natural and social sciences will explore links between land management decision-making and practices, patterns of land use/cover change, and provision of bundled ecosystem services both in terrestrial and aquatic systems. We therefore seek someone with interests and skills in valuation and spatial modeling of ecosystem services, and the ability to compare and scale model estimates from land cover data with direct measurement of social and ecosystem dynamics in residential and agricultural landscapes. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, or related field, with a demonstrated research expertise in ecosystem service valuation using multiple approaches. The ability to collaborate on an interdisciplinary team is essential. Desired qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge of ecosystem function in both terrestrial and aquatic systems, expertise in techniques to value ecosystem services in a spatially explicit manner, and experience in the integration of ESS valuation and measurements from social, ecological, and economic perspectives. The position home will be within the Department of Biology, but the postdoc will work will an interdisciplinary team of investigators in the Departments of Biology, Geography, and Statistics, and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. The research will also involve Miami’s new Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences and the Geospatial Analyses Center. Appointment is for 1 year, renewable for a 2nd year depending on funding availability and performance. Position is available immediately but start date is negotiable. Review of applications starts September 1, 2015 and continue until position is filled. To apply, submit a letter of application, statement of research interests including methodological approaches used by the candidate, curriculum vitae, up to two relevant reprints, and contact information for three references. Applicant link: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-search. Job ID# 1289. Questions may be directed to Dr. Thomas Crist, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, thomas.crist@miamioh.edu. Posted: 8/19/15.

Statistician: The Colorado State University Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory seeks a Statistician for work on a cooperative agreement with the USDA to conduct advanced statistical analyses. The researcher will work as part of a team of statisticians and subject-matter scientists from CSU and USDA to identify essential CEAP data elements and appropriate NRI predictors, particularly as related to ongoing process-based modeling for greenhouse gas inventory that is conducted at CSU in collaboration with USDA. The team will further interact to develop appropriate imputation methods, to implement these methods efficiently, to assess uncertainty in the imputed data set, to evaluate the quality of the imputed data set, and to produce peer-reviewed documentation and manuscripts of the methodology. To apply and view a full position description, please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/28517. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 22, 2015. Posted: 11/9/15.

Mathematical Biology: The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and biology. Highest priority will be given to those with explicit plans to develop their ability to effectively carry on research across these fields. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows are chosen based upon indications that the applicant's research plans are consistent with the mission of NIMBioS, the applicant has the demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed research, and the opportunities provided through NIMBioS will enhance the capacity for the research to be completed in an efficient and timely manner. Support: annual stipend of $51k, full benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $3k. How to apply: Complete the online application and submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/. NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed two times per year, and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. The deadline for activities beginning in summer/fall 2016 is December 11, 2015 but applications for positions starting later in 2016 are also accepted at this time. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline. Posted: 8/17/10, revised: 11/11/10, 1/12/11, 6/23/11, 11/9/11, 1/13/12, 6/20/12, 10/23/12, 6/5/13, 9/24/13, 6/6/14, 9/9/14, 5/31/15, 9/17/15.

Cooperative Extension Specialist, Urban Water Management: The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a 12-month Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist position in integrated urban water management at the rank of Assistant CE Specialist. The position includes a 75% Cooperative Extension and a 25% Organized Research appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station with no formal teaching appointment, and will be located in the Department of Environmental Sciences. Extension: The successful candidate will provide leadership for developing an applied research and outreach education program focusing on urban water conservation and irrigation management in cooperation with a statewide network of UC ANR specialists, advisors, and on campus academics working in water resources, environmental horticulture, and related areas. Clientele include UCANR Cooperative Extension advisors; state, regional and local water resource regulators and managers; other public and non-profit agencies; private industries, and domestic water users. Measuring and reporting impacts; speaking to internal and external stakeholders; and acquiring grants and contracts is an expected part of this position. Research: The research focus will be on developing and measuring the impact of sustainable strategies that increase urban water use efficiency and broaden the use of alternative water resources such as greywater, rain harvesting, and other non-potable water sources on large commercially and publicly-maintained irrigated landscapes and municipal landscapes. The development of management practices that reduce and/or capture urban runoff and lessen pollutant loads to waterways is also a priority. Research may also consider planning for future urban needs as population increases, and water demand increases from other users. Collaborative on and off campus research with UC ANR advisors, specialists and on campus academics is expected. A Ph.D. in Water Resources and Management, Water Resource Engineering, Soil and Water Science, Natural Resources, Environment Sciences or a related field and a proven ability to conduct innovative research and outreach in water resources is required. An undergraduate degree or experience in environmental horticulture is highly desired but not required. Applications will be reviewed for full consideration commencing September 1, 2015. Applications must include a vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and at least 4 letters of recommendation. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted at the same time through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00336. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Laosheng Wu (laosheng.wu@ ucr.edu). For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Judy Bliss, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at judy.bliss@ucr.edu. Posted: 8/24/15.

Cooperative Extension Advisor, Rice Farming Systems: The University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks an academic, career-track Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program with a focus on all aspects of rice farming systems and production in Sutter-Yuba, Placer and Sacramento counties. The CE advisor will develop and extend information that optimizes rice production and pest management technologies, while maximizing net farm income, conserving natural resources, and safeguarding the environment. DUTIES: · Provide research-based information and educational outreach to the rice industry including growers, managers, pest control advisers, allied industries, commodity groups, environmental and conservation groups, and public agencies. · Present and conduct individual consultations, seminars, workshops, field days, publications, · Utilize contemporary and emerging electronic tools and public media outlets, · Interact extensively with the local Agricultural Commissioners, Farm Bureaus and California Rice Commission, · Collaborate with an extensive network of researchers, entomologists and horticulturalists. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a Master's Degree is required in agronomy, crop sciences including pest management, environmental sciences, or agricultural engineering with strong emphasis on agronomy. Field experience and/or course work in natural resources, air, soil, and water disciplines are desirable. Ability to work well with diverse groups of people is essential. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. A demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension is desirable. TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, application form, curriculum vitae and university transcripts to ANRacademicsearch@ucop.edu by Tuesday, September 1, 2015. To review full position vacancy announcement and application procedures please visit: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=834 or contact Karen Ellsworth at kaellsworth@ucanr.edu, (530) 750-1284 and refer to position listing AP#15-11. The University of California offers an attractive benefits package. For more information, please visit the UC Benefits Web site and see the applicable Salary Table (pdf). For information about UC ANR, the rich breadth of program scope and delivery, and how we are making a difference in California, please visit our Web site: ucanr.edu. This Advisor will serve the multi-county area of Sutter-Yuba, Placer-Nevada, Sacramento-Yolo and Napa. Please read about these vibrant counties and University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) programs at the links above. Posted: 7/15/15, revised: 7/20/15.

Biology/Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow: The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island is seeking a Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow with a research focus in biology and a commitment to bringing multicultural perspectives to the curriculum, department, college, and university. The appointment is for the 2015-2016 calendar year. Subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities, the Fellow will be provided with an opportunity to transition into a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. The Fellow will teach an undergraduate and/or graduate course each semester and pursue his/her scholarly interests. The Department will provide mentoring toward professional growth. Please attach the following (PDF) documentation to the online Employment Application: (1) A cover letter that addresses eligibility requirements which should include demonstrated evidence of understanding of and commitment to bringing multicultural perspectives to the curriculum, research, teaching, and service, and promoting the success of those in underrepresented groups; (2) A CV including names and contact information for three individuals who will serve as references and who are familiar with your research and teaching qualifications; (3) A two-page statement of teaching and multicultural philosophy; (4) An “Other Document” which combines a Research Statement (1 page), and a list of courses taught and mentoring experience. To apply see https://jobs.uri.edu, job post #SF00071. Application deadline: July 28, 2015. Posted: 7/13/15.

Science Communicator, Geospatial Analytics: The Science Communicator works closely with the Director, Faculty, and Associates of the Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University to develop, implement and advance a strategic research communication and public science program that effectively publicizes, popularizes and promotes the center’s interdisciplinary research and education programs to its partners, potential funders, prospective students, and the public across the University and externally. The Science Communicator will 1) develop and advance the center’s research agenda and communication vision/goals, 2) design, implement, and manage a successful research communication and public science engagement program, and 3) periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the program in delivering the center’s scholarship and research to the public and other stakeholders. A primary goal of the program is to position the center as a national and international leader in 1) geospatial analytics research and high-impact solutions, and 2) distinguished graduate education and training, producing world-class geospatial scientists and problem solvers. For details see https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/56987. Posted: 9/15/15.

LTER Communications Officer: University of California Santa Barbara. The National Science Foundation's LTER Program was established in 1980 to study ecological processes operating on decadal-to-century time scales. The program now includes a network of 25 diverse sites and engages thousands of researchers and students. The mission of the newly created LTER National Communications Office (LNCO) is to foster and coordinate research, education, and outreach activities across the LTER Network. The LNCO Chief Communications Officer will lead LNCO communications activities to enhance awareness and understanding of LTER research and applications both within the LTER community and across diverse constituencies and stakeholders. This individual will have lead responsibility for developing and coordinating communications across the LTER network, will serve as the point of contact between the LNCO and LTER community, supervise communications and outreach staff and interns, and work with the LNCO Director and other team members to ensure that all communication functions of the LNCO are operating efficiently and effectively. Key audiences for communications and synthesis efforts include: LTER network of scientists, NSF funding officers and LTER governance, the scientific community at large, and the public. For details and to apply, see: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00539. Closes: September 28th, 2015. Posted: 9/11/15.

Community Engagement and Outreach, Data Observation Network for Earth: The University of New Mexico is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work in the education and engagement of scientists and other stakeholders in the collaborative process of improving access to scientific data across Earth and environmental sciences and in supporting the community in the use of DataONE tools and services. The postdoc position is funded by an NSF award to the DataONE project Responsibilities include participation in a team effort to inform development of cyberinfrastructure for the environmental sciences through collaboration with DataONE’s Community Engagement and Outreach Working Group, in addition to individual activities in support of the community engagement and outreach objectives of DataONE. More explicitly, position requirements include participation in the creation and enhancement of training materials to convey best practices in data management, the development of tutorials / learning aids for the promotion of software and tools associated with the DataONE project, oversight of a webinar series and associated outreach, among other duties. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate collaboration within a broad network of colleagues across disciplines and for engagement with the wider DataONE community. Many research projects could be complementary to the role envisioned for this postdoctoral position, depending on the candidate’s background and interests. For example, opportunities exist for research projects related to science education, sociology of science, or ecology and environmental science at the interface with technology. Qualifications: Candidates should have (or soon have) a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Information or Library Science, Social Sciences, or another relevant field. The successful candidate will have proven information and project management skills, demonstrated excellent communication skills through a record of publication and public presentation, and a strong interest in advancing the scientific endeavor through education, engagement and providing access to existing knowledge. The successful candidate will have an understanding and demonstrated skill in science data management, experience with software for visual media creation and editing (screencast, film and audio editing software), experience with social media, and experience, or a willingness to learn about, software supporting online education environments. DataONE is a geographically distributed project, with many remotely participating members. The postdoc in this position will be expected to be an active member of the DataONE community, engaging in dialog via teleconference and traveling to DataONE meetings and for presentation of DataONE work at conferences. To apply: The postdoc will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Amber Budden (Director for Community Engagement and Outreach, DataONE, UNM; Center Associate, NCEAS, UCSB). Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of interest in this position, a list of three references and their contact information to aebudden@dataone.unm.edu. Further inquiries about suitability for the position are quite welcome. Posted: 7/23/15.

Citizen Science/Science Education/Conservation: The School of Natural Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is searching for a full time post-doctoral position in science education research to commence in March 2016. The position will oversee the science literacy and citizen science programs of the Nebraska Canid Project, a large collaborative research program housed at UNL. The position will include: 1) managing a citizen science project aimed at documenting endangered species on private lands by recruit students from UNL and Chadron State College to go back to their family farms and ranches, and 2) developing and conducting science literacy research related to science education and conservation ethic. The successful applicant will investigate the effect of student participation in a statewide citizen science program on conservation knowledge, scientific skills, and personal motivations of both the students and members of the communities in which they are working. Data collection will include surveys, assessment instruments, one-on-one interviews and community focus groups. Student participants will be recruited from large-enrollment classes including a freshman “science and decision-making” course at UNL, which is designed to challenge students to evaluate scientific evidence and develop informed opinions about socioscientific issues. The course is a unique test-bed for science literacy and decision-making practices, and additional research related to the course may be developed. Candidates should have PhD in a science education research or in a general ecology/conservation field with significant interest and experience in science education research. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research and have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and experience. The candidate must have experience working with diverse groups and have strong communication (verbal and written) and excellent organizational abilities. Website design knowledge and ecology related field experience are a plus. The post-doctoral position is a one-year (12 month) appointment, renewable for a second year, with a salary of $40k, including benefits. To apply send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu). Posted: 7/16/15.

Marine Science and Conservation: The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University invites applicants for the Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar position at the Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, on the North Carolina coast. This position is open to early career scientists and those on sabbatical leave. McCurdy Scholars engage in the intellectual life of the Marine Laboratory, via research, teaching (e.g., leading a small class or graduate seminar), and mentoring in an interactive and collegial world-class multidisciplinary environment. We strive to understand marine environments, ecological processes, human behaviors and their interactions across a range of marine-related areas. We encourage applicants from natural, social and interdisciplinary sciences in Marine Science and Conservation, broadly construed (e. g., oceanography, biogeochemistry, marine technology, remote sensing, coastal geomorphology, ocean energy, deep-sea science, environmental toxicology, microbial ecology, marine biology and ecology, conservation biology, anthropology, political ecology, human-environment interactions, social-ecological systems, coastal commons, oceans and human health, natural hazards, and fisheries management). The successful applicant’s interests may complement current research at the Marine Laboratory, or add new and exciting dimensions to our community. The term of the appointment is for one or two semesters (preferably the nine-month academic year), with the possibility of expansion to one full year. Start date will be during the 2016-2017 academic year and is flexible. Support is available for salary, travel, and research, and is negotiable. Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, reprints of three recent papers, and names of three references to Jim Hench. Electronic submission is required. Jim Hench, Search Committee Chair, McCurdy Visiting Scholar, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516-9721, jim.hench@duke.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2015. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Duke University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted: 10/29/15.

Marine Science Academic Professional: The University of Georgia Marine Institute (UGAMI), located on Sapelo Island, Georgia, seeks an Academic Professional to develop and provide oversight of the Institute’s residential instructional programs for University students. The candidate will also assist the Director with communications and proposal preparation. The position is based primarily at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, with significant travel duties to the UGA main campus in Athens. A terminal degree in Marine Sciences or a related field and university-level teaching experience are required. Experience working in field stations, including familiarity with Sapelo Island and UGA, will be of significant advantage. Primary job responsibilities include: · Take primary responsibility for residential instructional programs at UGAMI, including identifying instructors, recruiting students, developing course budgets, and marketing. · Serve as a liaison with UGAMI staff involved with the resident instruction program; provide support for both students and instructors in order to ensure that programs run smoothly. · Teach or co-teach classes; develop field and laboratory activities for students. · Act as a liaison with the UGA campus (e.g. Registrar’s Office, Academic Advising, Department Chairs, Study Abroad Office) and other USG units. · Develop printed and other material (e.g. UGAMI web page, social media) to help communicate the Institute’s goals and activities. · Represent UGAMI in interactions with Island partners, potential funders, and other visitors. · Identify external funding opportunities (grants, contracts, State, private dollars) to support the Institute’s mission; work with the Director to prepare and submit proposals Identify and develop new opportunities for workshops and other activities appropriate to the Institute’s mission. Qualifications: A terminal degree in Marine Science or a related discipline is required. Other qualifications include: · Teaching experience at the undergraduate level · Evidence of experience and success in administrative work · Strong interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish and develop · productive and collegial relationships, collaboration, and communication with various constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators · Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate information and make verbal or written · presentations based on this information · Technology skills, including web page development, use of social media, and creative written publications. This is a permanent, full-time, non-tenure-track position. The Academic Professional will be based on Sapelo Island, but should be able to make a firm commitment to the position’s extensive travel needs to Athens and other destinations around the State (approximately 1 week a month). Although it may be possible to commute to Sapelo via ferry, residence on Sapelo will be required when programs are in session (including some weekends). Housing is available at the Marine Institute. Salary $50-60k/year, depending on previous experience. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application that describes professional goals, experience, and other information that is relevant to the position; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for four references. Applications can be e-mailed to Dr. Merryl Alber, Director, UGA Marine Institute at ugamidir@uga with the subject line: Academic professional application. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 18, 2015. Posted: 10/28/15.

Biology Instructor: Michigan State University is inviting applications for a one-year Biology Instructor position, in Lyman Briggs College to start August 15, 2016. We are searching for a creative faculty member who is passionate about using modern reformed teaching practices in introductory biology courses. The ideal candidate will be a pedagogically oriented individual who uses active and cooperative techniques in the classroom and shares the LBC Biology group's interest in collecting data on student learning (i.e. DBER). Further details can be found at open positions or http://tiny.cc/biojob (pdf). Posted: 5/31/16.

Biology: The Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure-track assistant professor of practice faculty position in non-major’s biology to begin August, 2016. Upon satisfactory performance this position is renewable and eligible for promotion. The position is 80% teaching, 10% research and 10% service. Teaching duties include developing and teaching our non-major’s biology courses and coordinating laboratory sections (Environmental Science, Human Biology and Concepts in Biology). We seek applicants whose primary research interests focus on biology education at the higher education level. Requirements include: An earned PhD by the time of appointment in biology (or biology-related field) or in science education (with a minimum of a MS degree or equivalent in biology or a biology-related field); a demonstrated research focus in education within the biological sciences; graduate-level coursework in science education; demonstrated ability to teach biology courses at the undergraduate levels as evidenced by classroom teaching experience; strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others. Review will begin 15 April 2016. See the complete detailed position announcement to apply. Posted: 4/3/16.

Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories and Teaching Faculty/Academic Advisor: The Georgia Institute of Technology School of Biology in the College of Sciences invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure-track Academic Professional faculty positions beginning August 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a biological science. (1) Academic Professional: Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories Ideal candidates should have experience teaching undergraduate biology courses and an interest in innovative undergraduate laboratory instruction. This position will require teaching, laboratory curriculum development, and supervision and professional development of teaching assistants in biology laboratory courses. Preferred candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following subject areas: cell & molecular biology, genetics, ecology, or evolution. In addition to overseeing the introductory biology labs, the successful candidate may also teach in core biology courses in his/her area of expertise, depending on curricular needs. (2) Academic Professional: Teaching Faculty and Academic Advisor Ideal candidates should have experience teaching undergraduate biology courses and an interest in innovative undergraduate instruction. This position requires expertise in some combination of ecology, evolution, population biology, organismal biology, cell & molecular biology, statistics, anatomy, or physiology. In addition to teaching 5 biology courses per year and contributing to curriculum development, the successful candidate will also be responsible for academic advising of undergraduate biology majors, as a member of a team of academic advisors in the School of Biology. The primary teaching responsibilities in this position will be in freshman and sophomore level courses. The successful candidate may also teach upper-level biology and TA development courses depending on his/her expertise and on curricular needs. Salary and rank for both positions will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. These positions are renewable, 12-month, non-tenure-track appointments. Candidates should submit their application as a single PDF that contains: a letter of application designating the position(s) of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching experiences, sample course syllabus, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references. Submit applications at http://searches.biology.gatech.edu. An applicant interested in both positions need only submit a single application. Review of applications will begin May 18th, 2016. Send questions to Dr. Chrissy Spencer, Academic Professional Search Chair, chrissy.spencer@biology.gatech.edu. Posted: 5/6/16.

Assistant Director of Biology Teaching and Learning: The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking an Assistant Director of Biology Teaching and Learning. The candidate hired into this new position will work closely with the Director, Dr. Elisabeth Schussler, to sustain and expand an already vibrant and collaborative introductory biology reform initiative aligned with the NSF and AAAS Vision and Change recommendations. Responsibilities: · teach 1-2 courses per year, comprised of introductory biology lecture (organismal or cellular, depending on biological expertise) and /or first year studies courses for freshman or transfer students. · work with the Director and other departmental faculty to assess Biology degree learning outcomes · assist with professional development efforts for biology faculty and graduate students focused on practices that improve student success in biology · help expand the Vision and Change reforms in introductory biology to other introductory and upper level courses · work with the Director and Biology Advisor to create programs to enhance student success and retention in the Biology major · assist with course delivery coordination and make curricular changes as needed · publish research and write grant proposals as time allows. As this is a new position, other initiatives may become part of the position as emerging needs are identified. Minimal qualifications: 1) A PhD in either a Biological Science or Biology Education, but with significant graduate coursework in Biology, 2) teaching experience in introductory biology, and 3) a demonstrated interest in teaching, curriculum development, course assessment, and student success. Must have the ability to work efficiently on multiple projects at the same time, and interact well in a collaborative environment. Preferred qualifications include the above, plus: 1) Experience and success teaching large introductory lecture courses, 2) experience with course and / or program assessment or biology education research, including scholarly biology education publications, 3) experience with course curriculum development or program development to foster student success, and 4) experience writing grant proposals. The position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty Lecturer position, renewable on a yearly basis, with the opportunity for promotion after 5 years. Ideal starting date is August 1, 2016, but negotiable. Salary will be between $50-60k, plus benefits. To apply, send a cover letter addressing the qualifications stated above, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Elisabeth Schussler, Director of Biology Teaching and Learning, Division of Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 37996 (eschussl@utk.edu). Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin May 23, 2016. Posted: 5/5/16.

Biology Education: Michigan State University, Plant Biology Department. Full-time position to begin September 2016 for one year, with possibility for renewal. The postdoctoral research fellow will work on an NSF-funded study investigating contextual factors that impact the teaching practice of early-career faculty at universities and colleges. The project is a collaboration between investigators at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Qualifications: PhD in an area of biology or biology education and demonstrated interest in undergraduate biology teaching and research. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, knowledge and use of web-based technologies, a working knowledge of multivariate statistics and databases, and skills in managing and coordinating a study at a national scale. The postdoc will be responsible for collecting and managing large datasets, including building and maintaining relational databases that include multiple kinds of data. During the project, the postdoc may pursue questions about the teaching and learning of biology using appropriate research designs and methods and will have an opportunity to teach an introductory biology course with the PI. In addition, the postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with expertise in many facets of biology education at MSU, UW-Madison, and nationally. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop substantive credentials in teaching and educational research that are fully integrated into their science expertise. To apply: Submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Diane Ebert-May (ebertmay@msu.edu). Review of application materials will begin June 25. Posted: 6/15/16.

Biology Education: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in biology education in the Aikens lab of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. This individual will primarily work on an NSF-funded research project that aims to measure life science majors’ attitudes towards using math in biology courses. The project seeks to characterize the landscape of attitudes, including whether there are differences by gender or race and ethnicity, and whether courses that integrate biology and math can change students’ attitudes. The individual will also have the opportunity to develop and pursue a research question of his/her own related to the teaching and learning of biology. Candidates must have either a Ph.D. in the life sciences with demonstrated interest in science education research or a Ph.D. in science education with significant biology coursework. Candidates should also have strong statistical skills. This position is a one year (12 month) appointment, renewable upon mutual agreement for a second year. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references using: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/20988. Please direct any questions you have to Melissa Aikens at melissa.aikens@unh.edu. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2016. A start date in May is preferred, but is negotiable. Posted: 4/19/16.

Biology Education Research: The Department of Genetics at The University of Georgia seeks a postdoctoral associate in biology education research. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in biology along with demonstrated interest and experience in research about the teaching and learning of biology. This individual will participate in NSF-funded research on teacher expertise among undergraduate biology instructors. This research aims to elucidate the expertise instructors need to effectively implement active-learning strategies in large undergraduate courses. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to teach an undergraduate biology course using active-learning strategies with mentorship from an experienced instructor. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff at the University of Georgia. The postdoctoral associate will gain expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education. Ph.D in biology is required, and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This position will be renewable for up to two years with an annual salary of $40k with benefits, and may begin as early as January 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be organized, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be prepared to work collaboratively. Experience with education research methods is also required. Other preferred qualifications include experience with instrument development and validation, experience creating high-quality videos, and experience teaching undergraduate biology. Questions about the position should be directed to Tessa Andrews (tandrews@uga.edu, 706-542-3340). Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on college teacher expertise; 2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; 3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. To apply for this position, please submit the following to Tessa Andrews via email (tandrews@uga.edu): 1. current curriculum vitae, 2. a letter of interest in the position (no more than 2 pages), 3. a statement of long-term research interests and career goals (no more than 2 pages and does not need to be specific to the project described above), and 4. contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin Monday October 26. Posted: 9/17/15.

Research Manager, Science Education: Esteemed as the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and one of the world’s greenest public gardens, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Phipps is seeking a full-time interdisciplinary scientist to serve as our Research Manager, responsible for coordinating all research activities for the Phipps Research Institute as well as conducting original research. As part of a new and growing research department at Phipps, the Research Manager will assist the Director of Science Education and Research in strengthening and creating new and innovative local, national and international research partnerships in the research focus areas of Phipps, including: science communication and outreach, ecology, human health and wellness, environmental education and social justice. This role will also assist environmental educator staff in developing and researching innovative programs that connect youth and the public to scientists and allow them to participate in research. The position consists of 50% research and program development and 50% management and coordination. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. focused in an area related to Phipps’ interdisciplinary research interests (the focus areas listed above) and at least three years of relevant experience in research and evaluation. The successful candidate must have a passion for interdisciplinary research with a demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, as well as working with children and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner. Proficiency with computer software and data management, including SPSS, as well as experience with research, including successful publications, presentations, and grant applications, is required. Application deadline: 2/5/2016. Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter and salary history to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Posted: 1/22/16.

Science Education Research and Evaluation: The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville requests applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Evaluation, available immediately. This Fellow will assist in development and evaluation of a Quantitative Biology Concept Inventory (QBCI) to assess the impact of biological constructs and examples on student quantitative comprehension. The Fellow will have primary responsibility for all aspects of data collection, coordinating focus groups and obtaining professional review of QBCI. A successful applicant will have prior experience in evaluation of educational efforts in science, with a Ph.D. in Evaluation, Science Education, Mathematics Education, or a related field. Experience in interdisciplinary research, statistical methodology, or undergraduate teaching will also be considered as positive factors in evaluation of candidates. The Fellowship is for two years at an annual stipend of approximately $51k. For a full description of the position, qualifications, and application process, please visit: http://www.nimbios.org/positions/. Posted: 9/1/15.

Teaching Fellow, Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability: Background: We seek a motivated post-doctoral teaching fellow to fill an NSF-funded 3 year position working with a team on an innovative graduate education program at the University of Oklahoma (OU). The teaching fellow will actively collaborate on the development and implementation of an NSF-funded National Research Traineeship program. Duties and Responsibilities: A core of the NRT program is a graduate certificate in Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability (EOS3). This interdisciplinary effort is aimed at providing a broad diversity of graduate students with skills in communication, leadership, team science and big data analytics. The faculty training team spans departments of Biology, Meteorology, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Anthropology, Computer Science and Communication at OU and also integrates with the University of Delaware and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where the EOS3 certificate program will be offered in coming years. Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate that afforded expertise in graduate education or innovative approaches to interdisciplinary learning across STEM disciplines. We prefer candidates with formal training in education and/or a social science discipline but candidates with a Ph.D. in the natural and physical sciences who have demonstrated experience in education and/or interdisciplinary team science are also encouraged to apply. Apply at www.jobs.ou.edu Requisition No. #24606. Materials required will consist of a cover letter describing interest in the position and experience with interdisciplinary education programs, a curriculum vita, and contact information of three professional references. Please direct questions to Jeff Kelly (jkelly@ou.edu). Review of applications will begin the 1st of March. Start date is negotiable but no later than August 1st is preferred. Posted: 2/10/16.

Postdoc, Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching: Northwestern University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching and CIRTL at Northwestern to prepare future STEM faculty to improve student learning in the STEM disciplines. We are seeking an individual to start June 2016 with a PhD in STEM, Social Science, or Discipline-Based Education Research and a strong interest in improving student learning at the college level, studying student learning in STEM, and discipline-based education research. The ideal candidate will have a background in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and/or evaluation. Proficiency with statistical techniques is preferred. Interested individuals should send a CV and cover letter describing background qualifications, future goals, and why you are a strong fit for the position by April 20, 2016 to Nancy Ruggeri (nancy.ruggeri@northwestern.edu). Posted: 3/25/16.

STEM Instructor: New College, a division of the College of Arts & Sciences at The University of Alabama, invites applications for a non-tenure earning, three-year renewable instructor position in a Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) field. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in the natural or physical sciences or a technology-related field with an ability to communicate across disciplines and emphasize the role of science and technology in culture. The position is renewable based on availability, funding, and performance. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and supervising senior projects. A Masters degree is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience teaching interdisciplinary courses, adult learners, and non-traditional students. Applications must be submitted via https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and should include the following: a) a letter outlining qualifications (including courses prepared to teach, knowledge of and commitment to interdisciplinarity, and experience working with interdisciplinary programs and adult learners), b) teaching philosophy statement, c) current vitae, and d) a list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses. All materials should be submitted on line by February 28, 2016. Screening of applications will continue until position is filled. Position begins August 16, 2016. Posted: 2/15/16.

STEM Education: Postdoctoral Opportunity at the University of Miami. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with our Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Science Education program grant. One of the main goals of our grant is to provide early authentic research experiences for students at Miami Dade College (MDC) and University of Miami (UM) freshmen through an introductory integrated biology and chemistry laboratory course series. This fall our successful HHMI authentic research course piloted at UM spring 2015 is being exported to MDC. The postdoc will work directly on this introductory lab course series at both UM and MDC. For details and to apply, search http://um.hodesiq.com/job_start.asp for position P100004877. Posted: 8/5/15.

Science Education Research: We are seeking to fill two post-doctoral researcher positions for our NSF funded project "Beyond Active Learning: Learning Assistant (LA) Supported Pedagogies in Large Lecture Science Courses." The project is a collaboration between the University of Colorado Denver (lead institution), Florida International University, and North Dakota State University. Our work will investigate how active learning methods and undergraduate Learning Assistant support and contribute to the learning gains, achievement, retention, and persistence of learners. Research questions are: 1) What are the activities employed in undergraduate science courses?, 2) How can these activities be understood in terms of a cognitive process framework?, 3) How are LAs involved in supporting these activities?, and 4) How does engaging in these activities with and without LA support contribute to student level outcomes? One postdoctoral researcher will be housed at the University of Colorado Denver, and one at Florida International University. Candidates should have completed their PhD in a science education research field (e.g. science education, or biology, chemistry, or physics education) or in a science field with significant interest and experience in education research. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research, and have strong quantitative research skills and experience, including survey and concept inventory data collection and analysis, classroom observation, and HLM. Experience with the R software package and social network analysis would be an added benefit. If you are interested in applying for the position at the University of Colorado Denver, please contact Dr. Robert (Bud) Talbot at robert.talbot@ucdenver.edu. If you are interested in applying for the position at Florida International University, please contact Dr. Hagit Kornreich-Leshem at hkornrei@fiu.edu. If you are interested in applying for both positions, please send one email to both Talbot and Kornreich-Leshem. Posted: 7/10/15.

STEM Education/Bioinformatics: Georgetown University’s Department of Biology seeks a post-doctoral fellow to merge teaching and research to assist with the Genome Solver Project, funded by the National Science Foundation. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or similar field, and a strong desire to teach. The successful individual will engage in a mentored teaching experience for at least one course, as well assisting with workshops on basic bioinformatics for faculty around the country. This individual will also be expected to develop a research project in conjunction with the principal investigator and co-principal investigator on the Genome Solver Project. The position will be based in the Department of Biology at Georgetown University but the successful candidate will have the opportunity to also interact with faculty and staff in the Department of Biology at Gallaudet University. To apply, please send your CV, a teaching statement, and names of three references to Dr. Anne Rosenwald (anne.rosenwald@georgetown.edu) by August 1, 2015. The position is for 1 year, potentially renewable for a 2nd year. Posted: 7/9/15.

Teaching Professor, Environmental Sciences and Sustainability: The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a teaching professor position in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. The position will be filled at the Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor level, as appropriate, starting as early as summer of 2016. Associate Teaching Professors and Teaching Professors are accomplished teachers who have a record of achievement in curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, program leadership, and service to the profession. The successful candidate will not be eligible for tenure, but will be appointed for 3 to 5 years, depending on rank, with renewals and promotion expected. The appointee will teach, assess, and develop the Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) undergraduate program run by the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins. S/he will also advise students, manage the program on a daily basis, and liaise with the GECS faculty. Additional duties may include: advising undergraduate research, curriculum development, outreach, and marketing the GECS program. A Ph.D. is required in a relevant discipline; post-doctoral teaching experience is essential. Excellent communication and writing skills are required. Apply at apply.interfolio.com/33806; include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Heisey (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Anand Gnanadesikan (gnanades@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin 1 March, 2016. Posted: 1/29/16.

Lecturer, Environmental Science & Ecology: The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, seeks to fill a Lecturer position in environmental science and ecology, effective August 2016. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. He or she will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world. Responsibilities: Teaching 12 contact hours per semester from the following courses: Wetland Ecology and Management, Field Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, Plant Ecology, General Ecology with lab, or Restoration Ecology. Both Forest Ecology and Wetland Ecology are full-day immersive field courses taught in the fall semester as part of the Applied Environmental Science Program at the William H. Miner Institute. CEES classes are traditionally field-based and take advantage of the natural resources of the Lake Champlain-Adirondack region. Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in an ecological discipline is required at time of appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators. Preferred: Candidates with a Ph.D. in an ecological science or a related field with expertise in wetland and forest ecology and management are preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with documented evidence of college-level teaching effectiveness. Salary: $40k minimum, plus benefits. Application materials received by June 3 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/7162 and include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three current professional references. Posted: 5/18/16.

Lecturer, Environmental Studies: The Environmental Studies Program in the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is soliciting qualified candidates for the position of Associate Lecturer. This is a full time (100%) academic year position beginning August 29, 2016. Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary minor at the university, which includes courses in the humanities, social and natural sciences. Our minors include students from departments across the university. Duties of this position include teaching multiple sections of Introduction to Environmental Studies each semester, and upper level courses in environmental studies. Additional responsibilities may include serving as course coordinator for Introduction to Environmental Studies (e.g. helping to coordinate speakers, field trips, and assessment activities within the course). The Environmental Studies Program supports and values diversity in its staff and students. We seek a colleague who shares the program’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals. Please apply at: https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/5208. Review Date: 2/1/2016. Posted: 1/19/16.

Ecology Teaching: The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a full-time, one-year position in biology beginning August 15, 2016. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate biology courses including a 2000-level survey of organismal biology for majors (with labs), an introductory-level survey of biology for environmental studies/science students (with labs, including field trips to local habitats), and an upper-level organismal or ecological elective in the candidate’s area of expertise; contributing to other courses that support the biology curriculum; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the biology program as well as the campus at large. Candidates must be at least A.B.D. in ecology, organismal biology, environmental biology, or a closely related field by August 15, 2016. Experience teaching undergraduate biology is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable). Apply at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/, Job Opening ID #307945 Applications must include a letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Supporting documentation may be sent to Ann Kolden, Administrative Assistant, at koldenal@morris.umn.edu, (320) 589-6301. Screening begins March 7, 2016. Inquiries can be made to Professor Peter Wyckoff, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6347 (wyckoffp@morris.umn.edu). Posted: 2/25/16.

Biology/Ecology Instructor: The Department of Biology at Radford University invites applications for a one-year, full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of instructor, to begin August 2016. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in ecology, biology freshman seminar, and/or organismal biology. Applicants should have broad training in biology, with experience or specialty in ecology preferred. A Master’s or Ph.D. in biology or related field or a Master’s degree and 18 hours of graduate coursework in biology or related field is required. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching. Candidates should submit the following electronically: A letter of application; Curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy statement not exceeding two pages; unofficial transcripts; and contact information for three professional references. Additional materials may be requested at a later time. All materials should be sent to: Dr. Christine Small, Chair, Department of Biology at cjsmall@radford.edu. Posted: 3/31/16.

Biology/Ecology Teaching: The Department of Biology at North Central College invites applications from broadly trained plant biologists for the 2016-17 academic year (September 1 – June 15). Completion of the Ph.D. by the starting date is preferred, though ABD applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will teach introductory biology for majors and non-majors, a sophomore-level ecology course, and other courses that match his or her expertise. The position will offer opportunities to contribute to a growing environmental studies program. Applicants should exhibit potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching; teaching experience is highly desirable. A tenure-track search in this area of expertise is anticipated for Fall 2016. Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation electronically at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/34144. Contact Cheryl Horton, Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant, at clhorton@noctrl.edu, for questions about the application process. For other inquiries, please email Dr. Jonathan Visick, Chair, Department of Biology at jevisick@noctrl.edu. Review of applications will begin March 7. Posted: 2/22/16.

Ecology Instructor/Undergraduate Program Coordinator: The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full time lecturer to contribute to instructional offerings as part of a new Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree program in Ecology and to help coordinate development of the undergraduate program. Instructional duties include teaching several courses per year, to include an introductory ecology course; a Maymester field course; and one other course relevant to the A.B. program. Other duties include advising undergraduate students and assisting in registration; facilitating undergraduate program development and assessment; coordinating undergraduate internships; coordinating the undergraduate committee; publicizing the program and recruiting students; updating website materials, and participating in orientation and commencement activities. A PhD in Ecology, Biology, Science Education or related field is required, as well as evidence of outstanding teaching, an ability to communicate effectively, and strong organizational skills. This is a non-tenure track position renewable on a yearly basis depending on satisfactory performance. This is a 12-month position owing to the obligatory nature of summer work in recruitment and orientation. Apply at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/377. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter indicating career goals, (3) 1 to 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding undergraduate instruction and mentoring, (4) evidence in support of teaching excellence, and (5) include a list of references with contact information (email address preferred). Applications should be received by 12 November 2015 to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date for the position is April 2016. Posted: 9/21/15.

Zoology: Clinical Assistant Professor – Non-tenure-track. The Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor. The appointment is for a three-year, 9-month, instructional position (90% teaching, 10% service), with continued employment during the term of appointment dependent on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. The position includes benefits and is renewable and eligible for promotion. We seek applicants with a PhD degree and evidence of the establishment, or the promise of the establishment, of a record of instructional excellence, who can teach a variety of courses in the department, such as Introductory Biology, Animal Behavior, Environmental Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Morphology, Physiology, and Evolution. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year and establishment of a high quality instructional program. The department leads several education projects sponsored by NSF, HHMI, and UTeach, which provides the successful applicant opportunities to collaborate on STEM education initiatives. To apply, please send a single pdf including: 1) a cover letter including teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) an example syllabus, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) evidence of teaching excellence, including summaries of teaching evaluations and samples of instructional materials, and 6) arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent in support. These items should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Matthew G. Bolek, at zoologysearch@okstate.edu. Application review will begin February 15th, 2016, with employment beginning August 15, 2016. Posted: 2/8/16.

Lecturer, Ecology and Evolution: The New Jersey Institute of Technology is searching for a full-time Lecturer in Ecology and Evolution. The successful candidate will join a small but vigorous and collegial department consisting of ten research faculty and four full-time instructional staff, occupying newly renovated classrooms and laboratories. Responsibilities will include foundation courses in ecology and evolution, as well as higher-level courses depending on interest and experience. Lecturers are encouraged to be involved with course design and proposal, helping to improve teaching in the Department as whole, and other Departmental activities. A Masters degree is required, and a PhD strongly preferred: a number of courses involve teaching the basics of research practice, and/or the supervision of students doing independent research. More information about the Federated Department of Biological Sciences, which is Federated with our sister Department at Rutgers-Newark. See the full job listing to apply. Questions may be directed to either Dr. Ellen Wisner, Lecturer in Ecology and Evolution, wisner@njit.edu Dr. Gareth Russell, Chair of the Department, russell@njit.edu. Posted: 4/29/16.

Lecturer, Biology (Physiology, Genetics, or Molecular): The Federated Department of Biological Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a full-time lecturer position effective mid-July 2016. This position is a one-year (10-month), full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of University Lecturer, with the potential for renewal. The lecturer will join the faculty of an expanding department serving a diverse group of undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to be a broadly-trained biologist, with expertise in cell biology, physiology, genetics, or molecular biology. Ecologists with expertise in one the designated areas and the ability to teach fundamental concepts in biology are encouraged to apply, and please share this posting with appropriate colleagues. Typical duties: 1. Teach up to twelve contact hours per week (average) and provide a minimum of four office hours per week for consultation with students. 2. Develop creative, interesting and novel curricula for new and existing lower and upper level undergraduate courses in collaboration and consultation with academic instructors. 3. Prepare laboratories, lectures, demonstrations, and additional activities which foster learning. 4. Implement and enforce current laboratory safety standards, train and supervise laboratory assistants, and maintain teaching laboratories in excellent working order. 5. Work collaboratively with colleagues on curriculum/program development, teaching innovation, student retention strategies, and assessment models. 6. Engage in on-going professional development in the subject area and in the teaching/learning process. 7. Perform other related duties assigned by the Department Chair. Qualifications: A PhD in biological sciences is expected. Teaching experience in a university setting is highly desired. The ideal candidate will be an effective teacher with outstanding references and reviews, will have documented organizational and staff management capabilities, and will demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to use technologically advanced instructional tools. Candidates with demonstrated effectiveness teaching large class sizes and experience with developing laboratory courses will be given preference. Applications submitted by January 25 will receive full consideration. Complete applications consist of a cover letter, statement of Teaching Philosophy, current CV, copies of transcripts (unofficial are OK at this stage) and 3 current letters of recommendation. Please submit all application materials, except letters of recommendation, through https://njit.jobs (posting # 0603106). Please have all letters of recommendation sent directly to: Shamay Carty, ATTN: Biology Lecturer Search Committee, Central King Building 337, Department of Biological Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, or email: carty@njit.edu. Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Maria Stanko (mstanko@njit.edu). Posted: 1/19/16.

Marine & Aquatic Biology Instructor: The Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position as Marine & Aquatic Biology instructor beginning with the fall 2016 semester. We seek a motivated and dedicated colleague to help address curricular needs resulting from rapid growth we have experienced in our Marine & Aquatic Sciences Specialization. Duties may include teaching Marine Biology, a non-majors service course in this discipline, and curriculum development in the area of Marine Conservation Biology that would align with our growing partnership with a nearby public zoo and aquarium facility. The candidate will also assist with coordination of our Marine Laboratory, which includes outreach and will assist in the development of field-based classes in the marine sciences. We particularly encourage research-active applicants who will promote student participation in research in the aquatic sciences. Some academic advising responsibilities will also be expected of the successful candidate. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. and prior experience instructing college lecture and laboratory courses. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement describing teaching (and research) interests and experience in one electronic file (pdf) by January 4, 2016 to: Marine & Aquatic Biology Instructor Search, Kelly Stewart at kstewart@bgsu.edu. If you have any questions, please email the Search Chair, Mike McKay at rmmckay@bgsu.edu. Finalists will be asked to arrange for submission of recommendation letters to the Search Committee. Start date is August 2016. Posted: 11/25/15.

Lecturer, Biological Sciences: The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara jointly invite applications for a position of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (PSOE). The successful candidate will assume responsibility for courses in Introductory Biology for majors and non-majors, and a course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Courses will cover topics in biochemistry, cell biology, development, genetics, animal and plant physiology, ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a record of teaching excellence with experience and expertise in the appropriate disciplines. The appointment is for the academic year with the option of additional summer quarter teaching. This position requires a PhD in biology or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching experience and interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), and three to four letters of recommendation from persons with the ability to evaluate the candidate. Submit applications at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00687. Next review date: March 31st, 2016. Posted: 3/7/16.

Instructor, Biological Sciences: Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, effective Fall 2016. Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. SCST offers a B.S. degree in biological sciences. SCST also offers a wide variety of degrees in science disciplines and is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, including providing students with personalized educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. Qualifications: Requirements include a PhD in Biology or related field, excellent organizational and communication skills, and substantial hands-on lab experience. Successful candidates will have prior experience teaching undergraduate students, an interest in mentoring undergraduates inside and outside the teaching lab environment (20 students), and the ability to teach in a large lecture environment (40-80 students). Responsibilities: This position will have a teaching load of 4-4, teaching mostly undergraduate courses and may serve as a student advisor. Teaching labs will range from 10-20 students, while lectures may range from 40-80 students. Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6022. Review of applications will commence October 15, 2015. Posted: 10/14/15.

Lecturer, Cell and Molecular Biology: The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia invites applications for a LECTURER to begin in Fall 2016. A Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in a relevant field is preferred. Responsibilities include instruction, both lecture and laboratory sessions, primarily in an inquiry based, hands-on laboratory skills classes focusing on techniques in cell and molecular biology. The successful candidate will also contribute to the department’s undergraduate curriculum as needed. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching biology laboratory courses at the undergraduate level. Candidates should submit a CV, teaching portfolio, and concise statement of her/his teaching philosophy electronically at: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/. Three confidential letters of recommendation are required; therefore please provide us with a list of three names and their contact information at the above mentioned site. These individuals will not be contacted until contact has been made with the applicant. Application materials submitted in other ways will not be accepted. Questions about the search should be sent to: biomngr@uga.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015. Full job ad. Posted: 11/6/15.

Lecturer, Ecology and the Environment: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University invites applicants for a two year full-time Lecturer or a Senior Lecturer position (9 month, academic-year appointment). The successful applicant will play a key role in supporting our large introductory course “Ecology and the Environment” (BioEE 1610) and its ongoing transition towards an active learning format with increased focus on student participation and group problem solving. For details, see the full job ad. Review date: April 1, 2016. Posted: 3/9/16.

Lecturer, Ecology and Environmental Sciences: The interdisciplinary program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) at the University of Maine (in Orono, Maine) seeks applicants for a 12-month Lecturer position with a July start date. This position’s responsibilities will be 75% teaching and 25% program administration and assessment. Candidates must have an M.S. or Ph.D. in environmental sciences, ecology, biology, forest or soils ecosystem science, wildlife ecology, marine sciences, sustainability science, or a closely related field by date of hire; experience in scientific research and field methods; and demonstrated ability in undergraduate teaching and education. View the full description to apply. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016. Posted: 1/18/16.

Lecturer, Evolution and Ecology: The University of California Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology (EVE) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). Faculty in LPSOE positions are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder rank faculty. LPSOE/LSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and on the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. We are interested in the following areas: Ecology, Evolution, Phylogenetics, Genetics, Genomics, and General Education courses on topics related to these areas. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching lower, and possibly upper division undergraduate biology classes, as well as biology-based General Education courses for non-biologists. S/he will be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning by having a research program in biological science education, assessment strategies, or an academic discipline, and by working with other faculty and LPSOE’s within the college to develop, implement, and assess course learning objectives and new pedagogical methods. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or science education, experience conducting scientific research in ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics or phylogenetics, preferably with postdoctoral training in teaching, education, or scientific research. For details and to apply, see https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00682. Review date: 10/1/15. Posted: 8/23/15.

Application Specialist (Environmental Science): Decagon Devices, Inc. $45-65k Depending On Experience. The Application Specialist will actively create and maintain relationships with customers and be a spokesperson for the company at tradeshows, customer sites, etc. This individual will have a strong background in field research, grant writing, and a master’s degree in a field related to Decagon’s agricultural and environmental products including but not limited to environmental biophysics, environmental science, soil science, etc. These attributes will allow the Application Specialist to be seen as a colleague to scientists who purchase Decagon instrumentation. This individual will be trained on a variety of products in order to both sell and provide application support. This individual will also work closely with Decagon’s scientists and product developers when necessary. Responsibilities: Actively interface with customers in person at tradeshows, association meetings, and at customer sites (travel 20%) Take customer calls for both sales and support. Respond to customer emails and quote requests as part of a team. Complete regular sales and science trainings and seek additional help from other team members and supervisor when needed. Gather, archive, and communicate customer feedback to supervisor. Train and mentor other team members. Independent analysis of complex customer inquiries that encompass the theory behind measurements taken with Decagon instruments, use of Decagon instruments in unique applications, analysis of anomalous data, troubleshooting and assessment of proper instrument function. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in environmental science, soil science, or related field. Field research experience. Experience with writing grant proposals and strong familiarity with the process. Peer reviewed publishing experience and positively responsive to critical feedback. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. An intellectual curiosity of Decagon’s products and the related science. Please apply at https://decagon.applicantpro.com/jobs/372075.html. Posted: 3/31/16.

Manager, Advanced Laboratory for Chemical and Isotopic Signatures Facility: City University of New York. The Environmental CrossRoads Initiative at the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center seeks applications for a full time Facility Manager responsible for managing and leading the new Advanced Laboratory for Chemical and Isotopic Signatures (ALCIS). ALCIS is part of a suite of observation and laboratory facilities dedicated to the study of complex and emerging environmental problems. It is designed to serve a broad community of earth scientists, ecologists, biogeochemists, and others from CUNY and the greater research community. Instrumentation at ALCIS will include (1) a MAT-253 10-kV isotope ratio mass spectrometer with headspace autosampler and GC; (2) a Delta V 3-kV isotope ratio mass spectrometer with elemental analyzers; (3) a gas chromatograph equipped with electron capture, thermal conductivity and flame ionization detectors for greenhouse gas analysis; and, (4) an autoanalyzer for analysis of inorganic solutes in liquid samples. Additional installation of instruments is planned to follow. The facility also will house equipment for sample processing including solid and gas sample preparation, along with custom-made vacuum extraction systems (on-line and off-line). Analyses will include measurement of carbon, oxygen, and "clumped" isotopes in carbonates and CO2; and CHNOS in different materials, especially sediment, water, and biological materials. Reporting to the Director of the ALCIS Facility, the ALCIS Facility Manager will take responsibility for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and management of a new, state-of-the-art stable isotope and mass spectrometry facility. Duties include the development and provision of training in addition to assisting internal and external users. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in collaborative research in the scientific areas supported at the ASRC, and will be encouraged to develop and drive an independent research program in mass spectrometry and its uses in modern scientific research in the environmental sciences. For details and to apply, see the full job ad (Job ID 14015). Closing Date: December 16, 2015. Posted: 12/9/15.

Branch Chief, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center: The U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center near Sioux Falls, SD is seeking a Science and Applications Branch Chief to lead one of the world’s largest remote sensing and land change science research programs. The EROS Science and Applications Branch is composed of nearly 100 government and contract scientists, engineers, and technicians who conduct science and applications projects across the US and around the world. The EROS mission is to contribute to the understanding of a changing Earth. EROS is a USGS science center, a key NASA Earth observations partner, and the operational home and steward for the Landsat program. The EROS Science and Applications program uses Landsat and other remotely sensed data to provide authoritative land change science information and knowledge that aids understanding how changes in land use, cover, and condition affect people and natural systems. As part of the USGS Climate and Land Use Change Mission, the EROS science program focuses on national to global land change issues. The specific goals of the EROS science and applications program include: 1. Improve land change monitoring through remote sensing research. 2. Understand the temporal and geographic dimensions of land change. 3. Improve the understanding of the connections between climate and land change (e.g., land use, cover, and condition) and their combined impacts on human and natural systems. The selected EROS Science and Applications Branch Chief will lead a team of researchers addressing the three EROS science goals and will play a key role in implementing the Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) project. LCMAP is a transformative center---wide capability to (1) continuously track and characterize changes in land cover, use, and condition and (2) translate the information into scientific assessments of current and historical processes of change that support evaluations and decisions relevant to climate change, environmental management, and public policy. The Branch Chief is a member of the EROS Executive Leadership Team and represents the role of science in shaping the strategic direction of the EROS Center and advocates for nationally and internationally relevant, integrated, remote sensing land change science capabilities. A PhD in a relevant discipline and at least 10 years of experience in land change science and remote sensing research, leadership, and management is desirable. Candidates should have a proven record of science impact nationally and internationally. The salary range is $117-152k/per year. For specific questions about this position, contact Dr. Tom Loveland at Loveland@usgs.gov, or see the USAJOBS vacancy announcements at: Merit Promotion, RES-2016-0306 DEU, RES-2016-0301. Closes Friday 7/15/2016. Posted: 6/30/16.

Administrative Director, UCI-NATURE: The University of California, Irvine invites applications for a position in the Project Scientist series as Administrative Director in UCI-NATURE (Networked Assets to Understand the Environment). The candidate will participate in collaborative research, teaching and outreach projects involving the stewardship and use of UC-Irvine's natural areas, which include the UC Natural Reserve System and other sites both on and off the UC-Irvine campus. Further responsibilities include community outreach, fund raising, and collaborating with administrators from UC-Irvine's regional partner institutions. The candidate will maintain strong ties with several administrative units on campus, including the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Biology. Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in an area of biology relevant to land stewardship, including land management, restoration and conservation biology, as well as experience with land stewardship and associated compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations. Proven ability to work effectively with a broad range of people including faculty, administrators, staff, students, and members of the general public, landowners, donors and agency personnel is required. Excellent understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing land stewardship and University level research, teaching and administration is required. Knowledge of local natural systems (including regional flora, fauna and resource management issues) is desired. For details and to apply see https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03324. Applications received by March 31st will receive full consideration. Contact Dr. Kailen Mooney (mooneyk@uci.edu) with questions. Posted: 3/14/16.

Reserve Director, Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve: The University of California Merced is seeking a Reserve Director for the Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve (MVPGR). The MVPGR is one of 39 sites that comprise the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS), a network of protected natural areas encompassing more than 756,000 acres throughout California. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed environments for research, education, and public service, the NRS contributes to understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth. The MVPGR consists of approximately 6500 acres of vernal pools and grasslands at the base of the Sierra Nevada adjacent to the UC Merced campus. Established in 2014, it is the first natural reserve in the San Joaquin Valley and home to numerous endangered species. The land set aside for the reserve is part of the mitigation for the campus and is integral to the growth of the campus. With the reserve contiguous to campus, there are many opportunities to integrate the reserve programs into campus research, activities and curricula. The Reserve Director will have a key role in developing reserve practices and traditions. Apply at https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00342. Final closing date May 25, 2016. Posted: 5/6/16.

Reserve Director, Sierra Nevada Research Stations: The University of California Merced is seeking a Reserve Director for the Sierra Nevada Research Stations, there are two stations that comprise the UC Merced Natural Reserve System (NRS), which is part of the larger UC Natural Reserve System. The Yosemite Field Station (YFS), located in Yosemite National Park, is the hub of the Research Station and the Sequoia Field Station (SFS), located in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, is a smaller facility with the potential for further development. The Reserve Director will live on site in a residence in Yosemite National Park. The responsibilities of the position are year round, weather-independent, and full-time. Requirements include strong skills and knowledge to: engage and collaborate with a diverse set of constituents; and plan, organize, administer, budget and report on programs and operations. A Master's Degree in environmental science or a related field and experience with field research. Preferred: A Ph.D. in environmental science or similar, experience with operations at a remote field station, experience living in a rural community under winter conditions, track record of leading successful grant proposals and skills in information technology. The Reserve Director resides at the Yosemite Field Station, located in Yosemite National Park, except for brief intervals on SNRS business, or on authorized days off and vacation periods. This includes being on call outside of normal business hours. Travel is required to UC Merced and University offices in Oakland. To apply: Please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, Reference List of 3 references with contact information including mailing address, phone numbers and email address. Apply at https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00258 by January 31, 2016. Posted: 11/19/15.

Director, Wild Basin Creative Research Center: St. Edward’s University seeks a highly motivated, accomplished, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Director of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center (WBCRC), beginning 1 July 2016. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences, the Director's primary responsibilities include development and implementation of a strategic plan that raises the profile of WBCRC as both a research and educational field station; staff development and supervision; and financial management. The Director plays active and supporting roles in public relations, grant writing, educational program development, interdisciplinary projects, and fundraising. The Director works with the Wild Basin Academic Council to integrate WBCRC functions into the larger University community; partners with officials at Travis County and the City of Austin in management of the contiguous resources at Wild Basin; and serves as a community liaison. The Director receives a faculty appointment at the Associate or full Professor rank, commensurate with experience, in the appropriate academic department at SEU. Applications submitted prior to 31 January receive full consideration. For more information, please see the full job ad. Posted: 1/22/16.

Forest Ecology Program Director: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park currently has opportunity to support research in Acadia National Park and research access to a forest property in close proximity to the park. We seek to partner in the creation of a Community & Research Forest. Acadia, a research forest, and the facilities and professional capacities of Schoodic Institute have potential to attract leading researchers to study Maine coastal forests and their resiliency in the face of a changing climate. Extensive maritime forests at Schoodic are located in an ecological transition zone at the southern edge of distributions of species such as jack pine and spruce-fir forests. Forest research will provide key benefits to managers of Acadia and other protected areas. Engaging the public in forest research and education will build public awareness of the importance of informed and ecologically sensitive forest stewardship. This is a new position contributing to the growth and development of Schoodic Institute. It is fully funded for the first year and expected to be a permanent role. Forest ecology and the response of forests to rapid environmental changes are priority research areas at the Institute. We seek a program director with academic qualifications, research interests, and skills and ambitions in building partnerships and connections between science, education, and resource management. Primary Responsibility: Develop and lead forest ecology research as well as education programs that increase understanding and appreciation of the natural world, and that are strategically coordinated with the Institute’s programs in bird ecology, citizen science, biodiversity research, and phenology monitoring. Provide collaborative leadership within the Schoodic Institute program team and with its many partners. Contribute directly to increased awareness of and support for Schoodic Institute, including by taking a leadership role in seeking grants to develop the forest ecology program. The forest ecology program director will enhance Schoodic Institute’s capacity to attract visiting research scientists and create and attract programs that engage students and members of the public in science relevant to the forests of the Acadia region, especially as they respond to rapid environmental change. Please see the complete announcement for how to apply. Posted: 1/22/16.

Director of Refugia and Covered Species: Edwards Aquifer Authority, San Antonio, TX. Qualified applicants are being sought for a new job opening in support of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP). This is a high-level leadership position responsible for the implementation of scientific aspects of the EAHCP and related activities relevant to the Edwards Aquifer Authority and other Parties to the Incidental Take Permit. See the detailed job posting here: Director of Refugia and Covered Species (pdf). Salary: $99k/yr. Position Closes: 9/25/15. Posted: 9/1/15.

Director, Ecosystem Analysis: There is an opening for a Director of Ecosystem Analysis at Conservation International (CI). We are looking for a remote sensing specialist with seven or more years of experience in scientific research and/or managing conservation or research projects or initiatives. This person will be the the technical lead on a multi-institutional initiative to develop a multi-scale (landscape to national) land degradation index using a variety of optical satellite image sources. The position is based at CI headquarters in Arlington, VA. For more details and to apply, see the full job ad. We need to hire quickly as the project is starting up in September. Posted: 8/23/15.

Research Director: The Maine Lake Science Center is affiliated with the Lakes Environmental Association, a non-profit located in Bridgton, Maine in the northeastern United States with a 45-year history of lake and watershed monitoring, management, and education. The Center’s mission is to foster and sustain research initiatives assuring the long-term health of freshwater resources and community resiliency by developing interdisciplinary, action-oriented science to solve complex sustainability problems. Center staff and partners are committed to producing scientific knowledge about lake ecosystems in ways that link science with decision making and policy. We work with diverse stakeholders, including scientists, legislators, municipal and state officials, and citizens to better understand, prepare for, and prevent social, economic and ecological consequences resulting from declining water quality, unsustainable land use, and climate change. We are seeking to hire an experienced, creative, and effective Research Director to develop and lead the Center’s emerging research program. Responsibilities: The Research Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Research Center Manager and the Lake Science Advisory Board to build the Center’s innovative research program. This will require bringing the candidate’s existing research to the Center and developing new research projects to advance the mission. The Director will also maintain, strengthen, and expand research partnerships with academic and private researchers, policy makers, and the many user groups that the Center attracts. These relationships are essential to the innovative interdisciplinary research for lake and watershed sustainability. Qualifications: We are seeking a dynamic researcher who demonstrates a commitment to solving complex lake-sustainability problems through diverse partnerships with academic, governmental, and non-governmental institutions. The candidate will develop and lead the Center’s research program, therefore strong networking and communication skills and demonstrated success in effectively linking science with decision making and policy are essential. Success in securing federal and philanthropic grant funding is also preferred as is experience in managing large datasets and quantitative and/or qualitative systems modeling. A Ph.D. in a relevant natural or social science discipline is required. Compensation and Benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, anticipated salary range of $50-60k. Application: Please submit a letter of interest, CV, three references, and a writing sample (preferably a published manuscript) to Peter Lowell, Executive Director, lakes@leamaine.org. Review will begin on March 16, 2016. Posted: 2/22/16.

Director of Freshwater Research: The Director will contribute to the strategic direction of, and provide management for, the Shedd Aquarium's Freshwater Research Program. Primary responsibilities include implementing and evaluating scientific research initiatives and programs that support the Aquarium’s programmatic and conservation priorities. Responsibilities also include conducting applied and publishable research that adheres to the priorities of the Aquarium, while also supervising a three-person scientific team to ensure rigor, accuracy and timeliness of all freshwater research projects. This position also serves as an institutional resource for content and communications to advance appropriate science and conservation messages through the Aquarium’s many outreach channels. The position requires the ability to facilitate and develop multi-institutional collaborations that conduct, support and/or promote freshwater conservation research. In addition, this position works with the Aquarium development team to generate resources necessary to fund conservation research programs. Applications will be reviewed beginning on 29 Feb 2016. For full details, please see the full job ad. To apply: Please submit a cover letter (maximum length 1000 words) summarizing your background, management experience, and research interests; a curriculum vitae; a brief synopsis of research ideas addressing applied research questions for freshwater systems in the Great Lakes basin (maximum length 500 words); and pdfs of two papers/manuscripts. Please also provide names and contact information for three references. The letter, CV, and reference information should be sent to Megan Rachal (jobs@sheddaquarium.org). To discuss the specifics of this position contact Dr. Chuck Knapp (cknapp@sheddaquarium.org). Posted: 2/4/16.

Director of Research: (Scientist/Researcher Level III) Sutton Avian Research Center, Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Bartlesville, OK. See the full job ad for more details. The mission of the Sutton Center is “finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education.” For more than 30 years the Sutton Center has led a broad range of projects related to basic or applied ornithology, including: the ecology and conservation of grouse; nesting ecology of grassland songbirds; captive rearing, release, monitoring, and satellite-tracking of the Southern Bald Eagle; shortgrass prairie raptor breeding ecology; population monitoring of Central American parrots; severe storm ecology; Breeding and Winter Bird Atlases; and spatiotemporal modeling of bird migration. We seek a Director of Research to lead, grow, and oversee our diverse research programs. Duties include development of a strategic research focus, coordination among projects, data collection and analysis, publication and dissemination of results, and seeking grant funding for established and new research projects. The Director of Research will supervise a staff that includes 4 full-time biologists, a postdoctoral researcher, and a variable number of temporary staff and seasonal technicians. Other core duties include preparation of peer-review