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postdoctoral, non-tenure-track faculty, instructor, and professional positions, most requiring a PhD (most recent post dates in red)
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Featured Positions

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Plant Ecophysiology University of Texas at Austin  6/15/17 6/15/17
Biology Education Research South Dakota State University 6/1/17 5/9/17
Population Ecology of Lake Sturgeon Michigan State University  5/22/17 5/22/17
Researcher, Biology Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego 4/18/17 3/17/17
Plant Chemical and Molecular Ecology: Metabolomic/Transcriptomic Analysis of Plant Defense University of Louisville  4/17/17 4/17/17
Biology (visiting) College of Charleston 4/7/17 3/17/17
Environmental/Biotic Controls of Photosynthesis at Multiple Spatial Scales University of Virginia  2/6/17 2/6/17
Environmental Fellows Harvard University 1/18/17 9/21/16
Greenhouse Collections Manager Humboldt State University 1/10/17 12/7/16

All Positions

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Lecturer in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management University of California, Berkeley 11/30/17 3/20/17
Landscape Ecology Boise State University 8/1/17 6/21/17
Modeling Microbial Processes Under Environmental Change University of California Irvine 8/1/17 5/31/17
Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons National University of Singapore 8/1/17 5/9/17
Lecturer in Applied Ecology and Resource Management Simon Fraser University (Canada) 7/31/17 5/23/17
Theoretical/Quantitative Disease Ecology University at Albany, SUNY 7/13/17 6/22/17
Global Synthesis of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions University of Alabama 7/1/17 6/7/17
Local to Global Carbon Fluxes Lawrence Berkeley National Lab 6/24/17 6/9/17
Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World Aarhus University (Denmark) 6/23/17 5/23/17
Lecturer in Physical Geography and GIS University of Iowa 6/21/17 6/7/17
Modelling of plant-plant and plant-environment interactions Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 6/20/17 5/31/17
Environmental Modelling University of Sussex (UK) 6/19/17 5/31/17
Plant Ecophysiology University of Texas at Austin  6/15/17 6/15/17
Geospatial Analysis Education Coordinator Boise State University 6/15/17 5/31/17
Arctic and Temperate Watershed Biogeochemistry Michigan State University 6/15/17 5/31/17
Bat Spatial Ecology and Modeling University of New Hampshire 6/15/17 5/12/17
Vegetation Dynamics Modelling Florida International University 6/15/17 5/1/17
Lecturers in Earth and Environmental Science (3 positions) SUNY Plattsburgh 6/12/17 5/31/17
Coupled Earth/Social System Science/Global Environmental Change (4 positions) University of Colorado Boulder 6/9/17 5/31/17
Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Services University of Minnesota  6/7/17 6/7/17
Ecology and the Environment (teaching) University at Buffalo  6/7/17 6/7/17
Modeling Tree Population Responses to Climate Pennsylvania State University  6/7/17 6/7/17
Physiology of Plant-Fungal Interactions USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station/Colorado State University  6/5/17 6/5/17
Fluvial Ecogeomorphology University of California, Davis 6/1/17 5/23/17
Biology Education Research South Dakota State University 6/1/17 5/9/17
Leaf Ecophysiology Arizona State University 6/1/17 5/5/17
Community and Evolutionary Ecology of Multi-Species Mutualisms Syracuse University 6/1/17 5/1/17
Modeling Wetland Species Distribution University of Missouri  5/31/17 5/31/17
Socio-Environmental Synthesis (3 positions) University of Maryland 5/31/17 5/23/17
Water Quality Modelling Griffith University (Australia) 5/31/17 5/23/17
Cholera Dynamics and Vaccination Impact Johns Hopkins University 5/30/17 5/1/17
Plant Community/Ecosystem/Urban Ecology University of Toronto-Scarborough (Canada) 5/29/17 5/9/17
Quantitative Ecologist or Population/Disease Modeler Colorado State University 5/28/17 5/23/17
Tropical Landscape Ecology and Remote Sensing Wake Forest University 5/26/17 5/23/17
Community and Invasive Plant Ecology USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station 5/26/17 5/1/17
Ecosystem Service Assessment University of Kentucky 5/25/17 5/1/17
Soil Organic Carbon University of California, Santa Barbara 5/25/17 5/1/17
Biodiversity, Conservation & Extinction University of Minnesota  5/23/17 5/23/17
Tree/Forest Microbial Ecology Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)  5/23/17 5/23/17
Plant Ecologist/Physiologist USGS Canyonlands Research Station  5/23/17 5/23/17
Biology Education Research University of Nebraska-Lincoln  5/23/17 5/23/17
Quantitative Insect Ecology Oregon State University 5/22/17 5/1/17
Modeling Managed Relocation University of California, Davis 5/22/17 4/12/17
Microbial Symbioses of Zoo-Housed Species Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 5/22/17 4/3/17
Biostatistics Norwegian University of Science and Technology 5/20/17 5/1/17
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability Western Colorado University 5/20/17 5/1/17
Biogeochemical Cycling Claremont Colleges 5/19/17 5/5/17
Pastures and Climate Extremes: Plant Ecology and Plant-Soil Interactions Western Sydney University (Australia) 5/17/17 5/5/17
Quantitative Ecologist University of California, Santa Cruz 5/17/17 4/25/17
Research Assistant Professor, Eco-informatics New Mexico State University 5/17/17 4/20/17
Experimental Evolution University of Stockholm (Sweden) 5/15/17 5/1/17
Biology (teaching) Georgia Southern University  5/12/17 5/12/17
Biology (visiting) (2 positions) Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges  5/12/17 5/12/17
Population Ecology of Lake Sturgeon Michigan State University  5/22/17 5/22/17
Phytoremediation Ecology University of California, Berkeley  5/12/17 5/12/17
Molecular Ecology/Conservation Biology Brown University 5/12/17 5/1/17
Chemical and Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Interactions Virginia Tech 5/11/17 5/1/17
Network Modeling for Wildlife Conservation University of Maryland/Georgetown University 5/8/17 4/3/17
Ecology University of South Florida  5/5/17 5/5/17
Plant Physiology and Aeolian Processes University of Arizona  5/5/17 5/5/17
Emerging Contaminants in Agriculturally Dominated Watersheds Pennsylvania State University  5/5/17 5/5/17
Ecological Modeling Iowa State University  5/5/17 5/5/17
Avian Agro-Ecology University of California, Davis  5/5/17 5/5/17
Evolutionary Ecophysiology of Tropical Ferns Colgate University 5/5/17 4/5/17
Socio-Ecohydrology of Managed Ecosystems Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 5/2/17 4/12/17
Microbial Ecology University of Idaho  5/1/17 5/1/17
Visual Ecology University of Cincinnati  5/1/17 5/1/17
Biodiversity Conservation (5 positions) Southern University of Science and Technology (China)  5/1/17 5/1/17
Carbon Cycle Boston University  5/1/17 5/1/17
Ecological Forecasting of Mosquito-Borne Disease Risk South Dakota State University 5/1/17 4/5/17
Biology Education Research University of Washington 5/1/17 4/5/17
Paleovegetation Analyses and Modeling University of Maine 5/1/17 4/3/17
Population Biology University of Nebraska-Lincoln 5/1/17 4/3/17
Remote Sensing/Machine Learning and Large-Scale Conservation University of California Los Angeles 5/1/17 3/27/17
Lecturer, Biology University of Maine 5/1/17 3/27/17
Ecosystem Modeling University of New Mexico 4/28/17 3/27/17
Forest Disease Resistance/Ecological Genetics Northern Arizona University 4/27/17 4/3/17
Measuring and Modeling Forest Biogeochemistry West Virginia University  4/25/17 4/25/17
Modeling Coupled Human-Natural Systems Michigan State University 4/25/17 4/3/17
Research Scientist, Terrestrial Systems Ecology Ontario Forest Research Institute (Canada) 4/24/17 4/3/17
Director of Programs Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park 4/24/17 3/20/17
Human Dimensions of Great Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms University of Michigan 4/21/17 4/3/17
Forest Ecology/Entomology (2 positions) Swedish University of Agricultural University 4/21/17 4/3/17
Ambrosia Fungi University of Florida 4/21/17 3/20/17
Interface of environmental, social, and economic systems University of Vermont 4/21/17 3/7/17
Analysis of Meta-Analysis Methodology in Ecology and Evolution Michigan State University 4/18/17 3/20/17
Researcher, Biology Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego 4/18/17 3/17/17
Plant Chemical and Molecular Ecology: Metabolomic/Transcriptomic Analysis of Plant Defense University of Louisville  4/17/17 4/17/17
Bioremediation Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)  4/17/17 4/17/17
Disease Ecology Louisiana State University 4/17/17 3/20/17
Behavior and Ecology of Tropical Canopy Arthropods University of Louisville 4/17/17 3/20/17
Tropical Methane Emissions in Wetland and Freshwater Environments Stanford University 4/15/17 3/20/17
Biodiversity Dynamics and Global Change Plant Ecophysiology Arizona State University 4/15/17 1/11/17
Tree Growth Modelling University of Cambridge (UK) 4/14/17 4/5/17
Quantitative Fisheries Science Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) 4/13/17 3/6/17
Ecological Modeling University of New Hampshire 4/12/17 4/3/17
Population Viability Modeling: Auburn University 4/8/17 3/20/17
Theoretical Community Ecology University of Canterbury (New Zealand) 4/8/17 3/20/17
Landscape Ecology and Invasive Species North Carolina State University 4/7/17 3/27/17
Biology (visiting) College of Charleston 4/7/17 3/17/17
Ecology and Evolution Murray State University  4/5/17 4/5/17
Spatial Optimization of Invasive Species Management Cornell University 4/4/17 3/20/17
Forest Modeling North Carolina State University/Washington State University Vancouver  4/3/17 4/3/17
Disease Ecology Emory University  4/3/17 4/3/17
Lecturer, Spatial Information Utilization In Forests and Natural Resource Management University of Florida 4/1/17 3/20/17
Forest Carbon Distribution and Flux Integration University of Alaska Southeast 4/1/17 3/20/17
Spatial Modeling of Desert Endotherms/Global Change University of California Berkeley 4/1/17 3/20/17
Monarchs and Milkweed College of William & Mary 4/1/17 3/6/17
Infectious Disease Dynamics, Spatial Statistics and Dengue Transmission Johns Hopkins University 3/31/17 3/1/17
Associate Director for Actionable Science & Associate Director for Research (2 positions) National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland 3/30/17 3/6/17
Modeling Stream Trophic Interactions University of Georgia 3/30/17 2/22/17
Remote sensing and modeling of woody biomass, vegetation dynamics and carbon cycle in Africa New Mexico State University  3/27/17 3/27/17
Forest Insect Pollinator Ecology University of Georgia  3/27/17 3/27/17
Stream Ecology and Environmental Flows University of Arkansas  3/27/17 3/27/17
Soil Fungal Ecology and Global Change Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) 3/27/17 3/7/17
Nitrogen fixation and cyanobacteria in cool terrestrial habitats University of Iceland 3/27/17 3/2/17
Boreal Forest Landscape Modeling Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 3/26/17 3/7/17
Stream Restoration Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  3/20/17 3/20/17
Bat and Bird Occupancy/Occurrence Modeling, Sierra Nevada University of Missouri  3/20/17 3/20/17
Modeling Spatial Dynamics of Biome Distributions Yale University 3/15/17 3/6/17
Quantitative Wildlife Ecology Michigan State University 3/15/17 2/9/17
Arctic-Boreal Ecosystem Modeling Woods Hole Research Center 3/15/17 1/31/17
Bioinformatics/Biostatistics, Human Papillomaviruses CNRS (France) 3/15/17 12/8/16
Orchid Ecology Mt. Cuba Center  3/14/17 3/14/17
Soil Carbon Cycling Lawrence Berkeley National Lab  3/14/17 3/14/17
Lecturer, Introductory Biology (2 positions) University of Georgia 3/13/17 2/22/17
Resilience to Forest Restoration Treatments University of Montana 3/10/17 2/9/17
Environmental Genomics and Biogeochemistry Indiana University 3/10/17 1/7/17
Tropical Forest Carbon Allocation Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 3/9/17 2/15/17
Watershed Hydrology Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center  3/6/17 3/6/17
Ecological Modeling and Citizen Science, Birds University of Connecticut  3/6/17 3/6/17
Instructor in Biology University of Nebraska-Lincoln 3/6/17 2/6/17
Lecturer, Microbiology University of California Los Angeles 3/5/17 1/26/17
Madagascar Biodiversity Genomics Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium  3/2/17 3/2/17
Nutrient Network Coordinator University of Minnesota 3/1/17 2/14/17
Lecturer, Biological Sciences Eastern Kentucky University 3/1/17 2/9/17
Ecological Modelling Georg August University Göttingen (Germany) 3/1/17 2/8/17
Modeling Avian Patterns an Agroecosystems The Nature Conservancy 3/1/17 1/23/17
Phytoplankton Ecology Michigan State University 2/28/17 2/9/17
Tropical Plant-Insect Food Webs Czech Academy of Sciences 2/28/17 2/6/17
Antarctic Plant Phylogenomics Stellenbosch University (South Africa) 2/28/17 1/31/17
Arctic Warming Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2/22/17 1/30/17
Tidal Wetland Ecology George Washington University  2/15/17 2/15/17
Modeling of Marine Microbial and Viral Ecology Georgia Institute of Technology  2/15/17 2/15/17
Conservation and Ecosystem Science Pace University 2/15/17 2/6/17
Marine Community Ecology Florida State University 2/15/17 1/31/17
Island Biogeography in a Sea of Nutrients Simon Fraser University/University of Victoria (Canada) 2/15/17 1/31/17
Coastal/Marine Conservation Using Drones Duke University 2/15/17 1/31/17
Ecology and Evolution of Tree Communities Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 2/15/17 1/16/17
Global Change Ecology University of Lausanne (Switzerland) 2/15/17 1/16/17
Forest Watershed Scientist National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. 2/15/17 12/23/16
Bioinformatics, Marine Ecosystems University of Miami  2/14/17 2/14/17
Plant Community Ecology University of Queensland (Australia) 2/12/17 1/31/17
Dynamic modeling of foraging behavior University of California, Merced  2/8/17 2/8/17
Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Science University of New England  2/8/17 2/8/17
Environmental/Biotic Controls of Photosynthesis at Multiple Spatial Scales University of Virginia  2/6/17 2/6/17
Plant ecological and evolutionary genetics Purdue University 2/4/17 1/8/17
Life Sciences Discipline-Based Education Research University of California Los Angeles 2/1/17 1/26/17
Integrated Analysis of Aquatic Ecosystems University of Toronto (Canada) 2/1/17 1/11/17
Microbial Community Ecology Michigan State University 2/1/17 1/7/17
Spatial Scaling of Methane Emissions in Boreal and Arctic Environments Stanford University 2/1/17 12/14/16
Habitat Modeling and Entomology Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL  1/31/17 1/31/17
Host-Microbe Interactions University of Alaska Anchorage  1/31/17 1/31/17
Plant Ecology University of Wisconsin 1/31/17 1/11/17
Marine Disease Ecologist Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 1/31/17 1/7/17
Biostatistics and Ecological Modelling Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (Germany) 1/31/17 1/7/17
Modeling Social-Ecohydrological Systems University of Florida 1/31/17 12/23/16
Assistant Field Station Director, Fish Ecology and Management University of Illinois 1/31/17 12/16/16
Soil Organic Carbon University of California, Santa Barbara 1/31/17 12/13/16
Quantitative Marine Ecology/Oceanography University of California Santa Barbara 1/30/17 1/7/17
Spatial Distribution and Movement Ecology of Sea Ducks University of Rhode Island 1/27/17 12/8/16
Bacterial Genomics, Plant Pathogens University of California, Berkeley  1/23/17 1/23/17
Mycorrhizal Ecology in Costa Rica Texas Tech University 1/20/17 12/16/16
Director of Conservation Science Oregon Chapter of The Nature Conservancy 1/20/17 12/16/16
Biology Education Michigan State University 1/20/17 11/29/16
Community Assembly in the Deep-Sea University of New Mexico  1/19/17 1/19/17
Environmental Fellows Harvard University 1/18/17 9/21/16
Research Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist USDA Agricultural Research Service 1/17/17 12/23/16
Limnology Iowa State University  1/16/17 1/16/17
Stream Restoration Umeå University (Sweden) 1/16/17 12/13/16
Experimental Community Ecology, Host-Parasitoid Food Webs Czech Academy of Sciences 1/16/17 12/13/16
Diversity Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Biology John Carroll University 1/16/17 12/13/16
Fisheries/Hydrology/Modelling Arizona State University 1/15/17 1/3/17
Hydrology Modelling Arizona State University 1/15/17 1/3/17
Evolution of Butterflies and Moths University of Florida 1/15/17 1/3/17
Butterfly Evolution/Moth Genomics University of Florida 1/15/17 1/3/17
Bayesian Models Applied to Ecology University of Florida 1/15/17 12/12/16
Modeling and Visualizing Cyanobacteria Blooms Murray State University  1/11/17 1/11/17
Partnerships and Grants Management Officer International Union for Conservation of Nature 1/10/17 12/24/16
Greenhouse Collections Manager Humboldt State University 1/10/17 12/7/16
Global Climate Change and Inland Fisheries University of Missouri-Columbia 1/9/17 1/3/17
Mathematical and Statistical Ecology University of Glasgow (Scotland) 1/9/17 11/29/16
FLUXNET Upscaling or Carbon Cycle Modeling University of New Hampshire  1/8/17 1/8/17
Ecosystem Modeling, Streams University of British Columbia (Canada)  1/8/17 1/8/17
Carbon Cycling in Thawing Permafrost Peatlands University of New Hampshire 1/6/17 11/29/16
Rhizosphere Ecology University of California Davis  1/5/17 1/5/17
Improving GHG Decision Support for Organic Production Systems Colorado State University 1/5/17 12/13/16
Tropical Conservation & Climate Change Mitigation University of Sheffield (UK) 1/5/17 11/16/16
Associate Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory University of New Hampshire 1/4/17 12/12/16
Synthesis, Ecological Dynamics Univeristy of Colorado Boulder 1/4/17 12/8/16
Medical Entomology Texas A&M University  1/3/17 1/3/17
Agroecosystems Entomology University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1/3/17 12/15/16
Biology/STEM Education Colorado State University - Pueblo 1/3/17 12/13/16
Theoretical/Statistical Ecology (2 positions) Michigan State University 1/3/17 12/7/16
Forestry, Modeling University of Kentucky 1/2/17 12/13/16
Soil Fungal Molecular Ecology in Agroecosystems Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) 1/2/17 12/13/16
Ecology and Organismal Biology Chapman University 1/2/17 12/8/16
Biodiversity Synthesis (9 positions) German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research 1/1/17 12/12/16
Genotypic variation in growth and yield of crops grown under biophysical stress University at Buffalo 12/31/16 11/21/16
Rangeland Ecology/Management USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory 12/30/16 10/11/16
Director of Science and Conservation Coordinator (2 positions) The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC 12/28/16 12/13/16
Natural Resources Manager/Staff Scientist Washington University in St. Louis 12/28/16 12/13/16
Urban Biogeochemistry Boston University  12/23/16 12/23/16
Climate Modeling and Fisheries Princeton University  12/13/16 12/23/16
Physiological Ecology University of Arizona  12/13/16 12/23/16
Fire Ecology and Pollination University of Texas at Austin 12/20/16 12/12/16
Biodiversity Synthesis German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research 12/20/16 12/6/16
Human-Environment Systems Boise State University 12/19/16 12/13/16
Plant Pathology: can strawberry cope with multiple enemies? Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 12/19/16 11/29/16
Microbial Ecology in Arctic Ecosystems Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 12/19/16 11/21/16
Remote sensing of forest canopy influences on ecosystem processes Purdue University 12/19/16 11/8/16
Spatial Modeling University of Tennessee 12/18/16 11/21/16
Tropical Plant Ecology/Ecophysiology FFCLRP-USP (Brazil) 12/17/16 11/23/16
Wheat Growth Dynamics and Signal Transduction in Response to Global Warming Halle University (Germany) 12/16/16 12/16/16
Instructor in Biology Texas A&M University, Galveston 12/15/16 12/15/16
Soil Microbial Biogeochemistry Pacific Northwest National Lab 12/15/16 11/29/16
Lecturers in Biology (3 positions) University of Massachusetts Amherst 12/15/16 11/23/16
Influenza Disease Modeling Duke University/North Carolina State University 12/15/16 11/21/16
Forest Management in Indonesia Michigan State University  12/14/16 12/14/16
Director of Research Marine Biological Laboratory  12/13/16 12/13/16
Crop Ecology University of Minnesota/USDA-ARS  12/13/16 12/13/16
Phylogenomics, Host-Symbiont Diversification University of Connecticut  12/13/16 12/13/16
Modeling Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2 positions) Montana State University  12/13/16 12/13/16
Ecology of Drosophila Microbiomes Cornell University  12/13/16 12/13/16
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Ecology Texas A&M University  12/13/16 12/13/16
Disease Eco-Epidemiology Texas A&M University  12/13/16 12/13/16
Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  12/6/16 12/6/16
Forest Growth Modeling West Virginia University  12/6/16 12/6/16
Coastal Rainforest Margins Carbon Flux University of Alaska Southeast 12/5/16 11/16/16
Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society Dartmouth College 12/5/16 11/8/16
Bird Survival Strategies and Seed Dispersal, Guam Colorado State University 12/4/16 11/8/16
Microbial Ecology/Quantitative Forest Ecology (2 permanent positions) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) 12/2/16 9/7/16
Teaching Biology and Evolution (2 positions) Saint Louis University 12/1/16 11/15/16
Environmental Microbiology University of Haifa - Oranim 12/1/16 11/8/16
Biology Education Florida International University 12/1/16 11/1/16
Environmental Research Fellows Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 12/1/16 10/26/16
Biology Education Research (2 positions) University of Georgia 11/30/16 11/14/16
Quantitative/Community Ecology, Riverine Food Web Dynamics East Carolina University 11/30/16 11/9/16
PhenoCam Project Data Scientist Harvard University 11/30/16 11/1/16
Stream Restoration Studies Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 11/30/16 10/28/16
Plant Demography University of Southern Denmark 11/30/16 10/27/16
Community and Ecosystem Thresholds to Restoration in Subtropical Forest University of California, Santa Barbara 11/30/16 10/12/16
Tree Responses to Insect Herbivores and Drought (2 positions) University of Alberta (Canada) 11/30/16 9/28/16
Quantitative Fisheries Science - state-space models and species interactions Michigan State University  11/29/16 11/29/16
Pest Management & Pollinator Health Ohio State University  11/29/16 11/29/16
Avian Monitoring and Conservation Decision Making Mississippi State University  11/29/16 11/29/16
California Conservation Science University of California Los Angeles 11/20/16 10/12/16
Quantitative Avian Ecology University of Alberta (Canada)  11/17/16 11/17/16
Radiocarbon constraints for modeling C dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Germany)  11/17/16 11/17/16
Science Education Research University of Nebraska-Lincoln  11/16/16 11/16/16
Wildlife Ecology Michigan State University 11/16/16 9/22/16
Genomic basis for thermal tolerance and local adaptation in fish populations Michigan State University 11/15/16 11/6/16
Species-Energy Theory and Avian Ecology Auburn University 11/15/16 10/28/16
Stable Isotope Ecohydrology ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 11/15/16 10/28/16
Plant Invasions, Fire, and Tick-Borne Disease Risk Under Climate Change (2 positions) University of Illinois/University of Florida 11/15/16 10/28/16
Statistical Epidemiology and Modelling, Honeybees Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 11/15/16 10/27/16
Modeling human-wildlife interactions for conservation policy Boise State University 11/15/16 10/10/16
GIS, ecological statistics, spatial statistics, and aquascape ecology Kansas State University 11/15/16 9/29/16
Lecturer in Environmental Field Teaching Emory University 11/14/16 10/22/16
Lecturer in Evolution and Ecology University of California Davis 11/14/16 10/12/16
Quantitative Animal Ecology Battelle Ecology, Inc./National Ecological Observatory Network  11/10/16 11/10/16
Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling University of Southern Mississippi  11/9/16 11/9/16
Plant-Pollinator Interactions Pennsylvania State University  11/8/16 11/8/16
Ecology of Infectious Diseases University of Georgia  11/8/16 11/8/16
Freshwater Conservation Science University of Oklahoma 11/7/16 10/26/16
Ecological-Evolutionary-Organismal Biology Villanova University 11/7/16 10/11/16
Aquatic Food Web Modeling Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  11/6/16 11/6/16
Gut Microbiome Community Ecology University of California Berkeley  11/6/16 11/6/16
Microbes in a Changing Environment (3 positions) University of California Irvine 11/1/16 10/11/16
Pesticides and Pollinator Health Michigan State University 11/1/16 10/11/16
Ecosystem Service Valuation University of Massachusetts Boston/Dartmouth College 11/1/16 10/11/16
Phenology and Climate Change University of California, Davis 11/1/16 9/29/16
Natural Resource Economics and Policy University of Florida 11/1/16 9/28/16
Ecosystem Climate Dynamics University of Arizona 11/1/16 9/26/16
Microbial Community Ecology (Fungi/Global Change) Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) 10/31/16 10/12/16
Tree Seedling Research University of Idaho 10/31/16 10/11/16
Critical Zone Hydrology/Geochemistry CNRS (France) 10/30/16 10/11/16
Plant-Microbe Interactions Tulane University 10/30/16 9/29/16
Plant Ecology University of California, Irvine 10/30/16 9/29/16
Critical Zone Geophysics Lancaster University (UK) 10/30/16 9/27/16
Squamate Evolution University of Central Florida  10/28/16 10/28/16
Forest Ecology & Genomics Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  10/28/16 10/28/16
Remote Sensing of Mountain Ecohydrology University of Nevada, Reno  10/27/16 10/27/16
Data Mining for Environmental Geosciences Pennsylvania State University  10/27/16 10/27/16
Plant Community Dynamics in Sagebrush Ecosystems Yale University  10/27/16 10/27/16
Aquatic Ecologist University of Alaska Anchorage  10/26/16 10/26/16
Biodiversity Synthesis University of Bern (Switzerland) 10/25/16 10/7/16
Landscape Ecology of an Invasive Insect Washington State University 10/24/16 10/13/16
Genetic control of root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency in maize University of Illinois  10/22/16 10/22/16
Teaching Evolution and Ecology Tulane University 10/21/16 9/29/16
Quantitative Fisheries Science (2 positions) Memorial University (Canada) 10/21/16 9/28/16
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Education Research University of Nebraska - Lincoln 10/16/16 9/27/16
Mechanistic Modeling of Plant Traits University of Texas at Austin 10/15/16 10/5/16
Viral Ecology in Stream Biofilms Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (Switzerland) 10/15/16 9/29/16
Seed Dispersal Networks, Hawaii University of Wyoming or University of Illinois 10/15/16 9/28/16
Fire Ecology USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station 10/15/16 9/23/16
Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics (2 positions) ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 10/15/16 9/21/16
Natural Resources Purdue University 10/15/16 9/14/16
Paleoecology University of New Mexico 10/15/16 9/13/16
Remote Sensing, Conservation Science University of Alaska Anchorage  10/13/16 10/13/16
Molecular Microbial Ecology and Bioinformatics Michigan Technological University  10/12/16 10/12/16
Science Coordinator, Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10/12/16 9/29/16
Lecturer in Biology University of Florida 10/11/16 9/22/16
Stream Ecology University of Oklahoma 10/10/16 9/13/16
Improving Resilience for the Rio Grande Coupled Human-Natural System University of Oklahoma 10/7/16 9/28/16
Teaching Evolution and Ecology Ithaca College 10/7/16 9/14/16
Biodiversity Synthesis (3 positions) German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research 10/7/16 8/23/16
Director, Jones Ecological Research Center Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center  10/5/16 10/5/16
Locust Ecophysiology Arizona State University 10/3/16 9/21/16
Ecohydrology and Dryland Vegetation Ecology USGS Southwest Biological Science Center 10/3/16 9/21/16
Urban Soil Ecology Ohio State University 10/3/16 8/23/16
Space-Time Dynamics in Stable Isotope Ecology (2 positions) University of Utah 10/1/16 9/22/16
Lake and Catchment Modeling Virginia Tech 10/1/16 9/14/16
Fish Molecular Population Ecology University of Idaho 10/1/16 9/14/16
Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies Yale University 10/1/16 8/23/16
Ecosystem Services Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) 10/1/16 7/7/16
Critical Zone Scientist University of California Merced 9/30/16 9/14/16
Assistant Director of Science and Policy National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center [University of Maryland] 9/30/16 9/14/16
Sexual selection and sensory exploitation in jumping spiders University of Florida 9/30/16 9/13/16
Plant Sex Determination/Chemical Ecology University of Wisconsin-Madison  9/29/16 9/29/16
Plant Molecular Biology Sun Yat-sen University (China)  9/29/16 9/29/16
Sensory and Community Ecology Boise State University  9/26/16 9/26/16
Teaching Biology and Physiology (2 positions) University of Minnesota  9/26/16 9/26/16
Program Manager, Invasive Species U.S. Geological Survey 9/23/16 9/14/16
Infectious Disease Dynamics University of Notre Dame  9/22/16 9/22/16
Wetland Modeling and Remote Sensing University of Alaska Fairbanks  9/21/16 9/21/16
Executive Director Pacific Biodiversity Institute  9/21/16 9/21/16
Plant Ecology USGS  9/21/16 9/21/16
Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry Utah State University  9/20/16 9/20/16
Director of the Botanic Garden Smith College  9/19/16 9/19/16
Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Disease Dynamics North Carolina State University 9/19/16 8/30/16
Lecturer in Fish Ecology University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 9/19/16 8/15/16
Conservation Genomics University of California, Merced 9/18/16 8/23/16
Curriculum Specialist in Bioinformatics Michigan State University 9/15/16 9/16/16
Fisheries Ecology Ohio State University  9/15/16 9/15/16
Soil Biogeochemistry and Restoration in Arid Systems University of Nevada, Reno 9/15/16 9/13/16
Forest Ecosystem and Earth Systems Science Michigan State University 9/15/16 8/30/16
Modeling a Coupled Human-Natural System University of Oklahoma 9/15/16 8/30/16
Coordinator, USFS National Air Program USDA Forest Service 9/15/16 8/23/16
Community Ecology of Gut Microbiomes Michigan State University 9/15/16 8/23/16
Rangeland Ecology and Conservation (2 positions) University of Montana  9/14/16 9/14/16
Modeling Plant Hydraulics University of Notre Dame  9/14/16 9/14/16
Forensic Genomics North Carolina State University  9/13/16 9/13/16
Mangrove Biogeochemistry University of Hawaii  9/13/16 9/13/16
Fluvial Geomorphologist Utah State University  9/13/16 9/13/16
Estuarine Water Quality Mississippi State University  9/13/16 9/13/16
Trace Gas and Isotope Biogeochemistry, Brazil University of Arizona  9/13/16 9/13/16
Dengue Modeling and Remote Sensing Stanford University 9/12/16 7/25/16
Fire Ecology Purdue University 9/10/16 8/15/16
Ecoinformatics (2 positions) Aarhus University (Denmark) 9/10/16 7/11/16
State of Alaska's Salmon and People Synthesis University of California, Santa Barbara 9/9/16 8/30/16
Remote Sensing & Ecosystem Modeling (2 positions) Northern Arizona University  9/6/16 9/6/16
Soil Response to Prescribed Fire Michigan State University 9/6/16 8/19/16
Hydropower and Ecosystem Services in the Andean Amazon Cornell University 9/1/16 8/23/16
Spatial Epidemiology, Citrus University of California 9/1/16 8/15/16
Population Demographic/Integral Projection Modeling University of Tennessee 9/1/16 7/12/16
Molecular Ecology and Global Change University of Washington 9/1/16 7/12/16
Quantitative Ecology: Effects of rapid evolution on ecosystems University of Jyväskylä (Finland) 9/1/16 7/7/16
Post-Fire Vegetation Responses Humboldt State University 9/1/16 5/25/16
Riparian Landscape Restoration and Ecological Resilience University of Nevada, Reno  8/30/16 8/30/16
Diadromous Fishes and the Energy-Ecology Nexus Queens College, City University of New York  8/30/16 8/30/16
President and Chief Executive Officer NatureServe  8/30/16 8/30/16
Modeling Sylvatic Plague Transmission among Wild Rodents University of Wisconsin  8/30/16 8/30/16
Evolutionary Genomics John Innes Centre (UK) 8/30/16 8/2/16
Ecosystem Modeling Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) 8/30/16 7/7/16
Ecosystem-Atmosphere Exchange University of New Mexico  8/24/16 8/24/16
Soil Organic Matter Modelling Colorado State University  8/24/16 8/24/16
Macroevolution of Flower Color University of Colorado, Boulder  8/24/16 8/24/16
Lecturer in Natural Resources/Wildlife Ecology Iowa State University  8/23/16 8/23/16
Trophic Spatial Ecology Florida International University  8/23/16 8/23/16
Legume Microbiome Ecology Michigan State University  8/23/16 8/23/16
Regional Land Use Change and Urbanization Modeling Boise State University  8/23/16 8/23/16
Spatial Analysis of European Grapevine Moth University of California – Riverside/Berkeley  8/23/16 8/23/16
Geographical Ecology of Prairie Food Webs University of Oklahoma  8/23/16 8/23/16
Critical Zone Water/Energy Flux Data Analyst University of Colorado Boulder  8/23/16 8/23/16
Plant-Insect and Plant-Microbe Ecology University of Nevada, Reno  8/23/16 8/23/16
Restoration Ecology/Modelling Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) 8/22/16 7/25/16
Microbial Ecosystem Modeling Northern Arizona University 8/20/16 7/12/16
Micrometeorologist National Ecological Observatory Network  8/15/16 8/15/16
Soil Ecologist Point Blue Conservation Science  8/15/16 8/15/16
Species Distribution Modelling (position filled) Brown University 8/15/16 7/22/16
Community Ecology and Ecosystem Ecology University of Copenhagen (Denmark) 8/15/16 7/18/16
Tropical Microbial Ecology Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) 8/15/16 5/25/16
Ecohydrologist USDA ARS Rangeland Resources Research Unit 8/12/16 7/25/16
Administrator, NC Plant Conservation Program North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services 8/3/16 7/25/16
Genomics of Adaptation in Fungi Université Laval (Canada)  8/2/16 8/2/16
Leaf Photosynthesis Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  8/2/16 8/2/16
Chief Executive Officer Organization for Tropical Studies 8/1/16 7/11/16
Grassland Biogeochemistry University of Minnesota 8/1/16 7/11/16
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
Ecosystem Change Ecology CSIRO (Australia) 7/27/16 7/12/16
Marine Scientist South Carolina Department of Natural Resources 7/26/16 7/12/16
Ecology and Evolution University of Pittsburgh  7/25/16 7/25/16
Floral Microbial Ecology University of Pittsburgh  7/25/16 7/25/16
Watershed Modeling, Climate and Land Use Change Saint Louis University  7/25/16 7/25/16
Role of Hybridization in Adaptive Evolution in Plants University of New Mexico  7/25/16 7/25/16
Research Ecologist, Invasive Reptiles USGS Fort Collins Science Center 7/25/16 7/7/16
Species Distribution Modelling University of Massachusetts Amherst  7/22/16 7/22/16
Quantitative Ecologist, Monarch Butterfly Conservation United States Geological Survey 7/22/16 7/12/16
Global Soil Biodiversity German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research 7/21/16 7/7/16
Modelling Amazonian Tree Mortality University of Leeds (UK) 7/21/16 6/15/16
Dryland Restoration U.S. Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center 7/19/16 7/7/16
Arctic Ecology and Climate Change University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 7/18/16 7/11/16
Palm Oil Sustainability and Conservation University of Sheffield (UK) 7/15/16 7/7/16
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
Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling Marine Biological Lab  7/12/16 7/12/16
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology West Virginia University  7/12/16 7/12/16
Nitrogen Biogeochemistry/Urban Ecosystem Ecology (3 positions) City University of New York 7/12/16 6/3/16
Disease Ecology/Epidemiology University of Minnesota  7/11/16 7/11/16
Forest and Agroforestry Systems Modeler Colorado State University  7/7/16 7/7/16
Impacts of Oil Sands Development Canada Centre for Inland Waters  7/7/16 7/7/16
Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry and Hydrology Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  6/26/16 6/26/16
Tree Mortality University of New Mexico  6/16/16 6/16/16

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 11/1/16
Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship Cornell Lab of Ornithology 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 1/18/17
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 11/1/16
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) 10/24/16
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 12/1/16
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 11/30/16
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 Ecophysiology: The Juenger lab at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in the field of plant ecophysiology. The researcher will be involved in collaborative NSF and DOE funded projects exploring local adaptation using C4 perennial switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and panicgrass (Panicum hallii) as model systems. A major goal of the project is to identify important traits underlying local adaptation across species ranges using a combination of experimental common gardens and field based drought experiments. The aims of the position will be tailored to the expertise of the candidate. Opportunities exist for physiological studies of abiotic stress tolerance and climate adaptation, studies of physiological priming/acclimation and legacies in stress tolerance, genetic mapping of important eco-physiological traits, and studies linking physiological traits with underlying molecular pathways and natural variation. Candidates with experience or special interest in experimental studies of leaf or root economic spectrums are especially encouraged to apply. The position requires a PhD in Plant Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Plant Biology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in field measurements of physiological traits, plant-water relations, and measures of plant performance under abiotic stress. Experience in experimental design, statistical analyses, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. We encourage applications from female, minority, and culturally diverse candidates. Please email all applications to bethaney.watson@austin.utexas.edu with the subject “Postdoctoral Application: ecophysiology”. Applications should include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references compiled in a single pdf file. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Posted: 6/15/17.

Physiology of Plant-Fungal Interactions: A position is open for a Post Doc / professional to characterize the adaptive physiological traits of high elevation five-needle pines as they relate to susceptibility to white pine blister rust and source climate. The studies are to (1) characterize physiological response to drought and temperature within and among seedling families and species and (2) analyze Next Generation sequencing data of fungal associates of forest grown trees. Key requirements include an excellent work ethic, ability to work independently and in a team, a record of timely publication, and research experience in physiology including operation and trouble shooting of a Li-6400XT. Experience with other physiological techniques (e.g. cold hardiness), plant-fungal interactions, statistics (R, multivariate), genetics, bioinformatics, and a background in evolutionary biology is preferred. The position is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Position is open until filled - a start date of this summer is preferred so that measurements can begin in August 2017. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for references to Dr. Anna Schoettle (aschoettle@fs.fed.us at USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station) and Dr. Jane Stewart (Jane.Stewart@colostate.edu at Colorado State University). Posted: 6/5/17.

Plant Ecologist/Physiologist: We are looking for a plant ecologist/physiologist to lead an effort to identify native plant materials for use in restoration efforts on the Colorado Plateau Desert. This will require field observations and experimentation, laboratory measures, and the synthesis and analysis of large, complex ecological datasets. This position will work closely with the BLM’s Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program’s Lead and in consistent consultation with the program’s geneticist. This position will characterize the morphological (e.g., rooting array, root-shoot ratio), eco-physiological (e.g., gas exchange, water potential), and phenology traits of plant species/genotypes/ecotypes to identify plant material most likely to establish and thrive under future climate changes across a range of different settings (soil types, climate envelope, vegetation community). This position will also design, implement, and closely assist in experiments, as well as lead technicians the data collection using sophisticated eco-physiological and ecological equipment; employ complex statistical techniques to analyze data, such as various types of multivariate analyses, multiple regressions and correlation analyses, and mixed model analysis using block designs, split plots, and repeated measures; synthesize data to explore patterns of plant response to treatments (e.g., simulated climate change or space-for-time substitutions); work as a full team member in the BLM’s Native Seed Strategy, which includes regular phone calls, annual reports and meetings, strategic document development, and other communications/duties agreed upon by this position and the program manager. This position will review pertinent ecological literature such as professional journals, protocols from other experiments, manuscripts, notebooks, equipment manuals, standard reference materials, and bureau procedural manuals and policies and then summarize these and their own research results for distribution/communication to a variety of audiences, both as briefings and published materials. This position will be located in Moab, UT at the USGS Canyonlands Research Station (for more information on Moab, go to discovermoab.com). This is a term GS-12 ($71k) with full benefits. A PhD and background in plant ecology/physiology is required. For further information, please contact Jayne Belnap, jayne_belnap@usgs.gov and Sasha Reed, screed@usgs.gov. Posted: 5/23/17.

Leaf Ecophysiology: The Macrosystems Ecology lab (PI Benjamin Blonder) at Arizona State University is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for lab startup focused on understanding leaf ecophysiology through projects involving venation network architecture, stomatal response to extreme environments, and economic tradeoffs. The position will involve both field ecophysiology measurements as well as theory development. The lab uses a combination of field, eco-informatics, and modeling approaches. Field sites are focused in forests and alpine environments in Latin America, southeast Asia, Scandinavia, and the United States. Projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest, and use a combination of field, modeling, or informatics approaches. Joining the lab at this early stage is an opportunity to gain independence, close collaboration, and active mentoring. Candidates with an interest in building on our science education and community outreach initiatives are very welcome. Funding is available for 2 years at competitive salaries, with additional support available for conference travel and fieldwork. Start dates are around February 1st 2018 but can be flexible. The lab is strongly supportive of positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers. To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, recent publication, and names of 2 professional references to Benjamin Blonder at bblonder@gmail.com. The application deadline is June 1st, 2017. Please feel free to get in touch informally beforehand to discuss projects. Posted: 5/5/17.

Physiological Ecology: A three-year postdoctoral position in landscape physiology is available starting April 2017 in the laboratory of Goggy Davidowitz, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona. This NSF funded study is in collaboration with Yaron Ziv, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Habitat fragmentation is a dominant feature of landscapes and can lead to loss of total habitat area, reduced average habitat patch size, and increased distances among patches. We will test a novel, integrative conceptual framework that links insect physiology to landscape ecology. It predicts that the dispersal-reproduction tradeoff is the mechanistic link by which organisms translate environmental variation created by habitat fragmentation into variation in species abundances that lower local extinction probability and increase population persistence. These hypotheses will be tested using a small beetle that lives in a fragmented landscape in the Southern Judea Lowlands of Israel. This study brings together techniques from landscape ecology and ecological physiology across multiple scales, from the individual, to patches, to populations, to whole landscapes. The successful applicant will receive training in a diverse array of methodologies in physiological ecology including isotope ecology, calorimetry, respirometry and field methods. The postdoctoral fellow will be based at the University of Arizona and will be required to spend 1-2 months a year in Israel assisting in the field work. For further information contact Goggy Davidowitz (goggy@email.arizona.edu). He will also be at the SICB meeting in New Orleans and EB meeting in Chicago. If you are at these meetings and interested in the position, contact him by email to set up a time to meet and discuss the position. Posted: 12/23/16.

Evolutionary Ecophysiology of Tropical Ferns: The Watkins Lab in the Department of Biology at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year visiting research and teaching post-doctoral position in plant ecology and ecophysiology, beginning fall semester 2017. The successful candidate will join a research team on a recently funded NSF grant to explore comparative evolutionary ecophysiology of tropical ferns. The ideal candidate will have experience in statistics, field and lab ecophysiology, especially chlorophyll fluorescence, and must be willing to travel internationally. Experience with fern ecology and identification is desirable, but not required. The candidate will join a biology faculty committed to innovative teaching and research in the liberal arts setting and will be expected to teach two classes per year for two years, most likely in a foundations course called Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity and in elective courses in their area of expertise. The candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to Colgate’s liberal arts core curriculum by teaching a general education course in the area of their choice. A Ph.D. in an ecology-related field is required. An application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9059. Review begins mid-April, Deadline: 5/5/2017. Posted: 4/5/17.

Tropical Plant Ecology/Ecophysiology: The project "NORDESTE: new science for a neglected biome" seeks to understand the relationships between climate, soil and vegetation structure/biodiversity at the Caatinga Biome in Brazil, a seasonally dry tropical vegetation. Candidates must have a PhD in Environmental or Earth Sciences (Biology, Ecology, Geography or related fields) with strong expertise in collecting, processing and analyzing leaf/plant functional traits. The candidate should be familiar with biochemical models of photosynthesis and possess a solid knowledge of forest or savanna ecology, as well as a track record of publication in international journals and scientific meetings. Previous experience with tropical ecosystems will be strongly preferred, and relevant statistical and programming skills (R, Python etc.) are valuable assets. Candidates should be proficient in oral and written English and willing and eligible to reside in Ribeirão Preto (SP, Brazil), working at the Biology Department of FFCLRP-USP (Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo). Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to communicate in Portuguese, and with availability for immediate start. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • To undertake original research. • To plan and carry out research in accordance with the project aims and timeframes. • To participate in project meetings, seminars, and be prepared to give seminars, and attend relevant workshops and conferences. • To present research in conferences, open days and to departmental visitors. • To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations and the web. • To cooperate with and/or co-supervise research students working on topics related to the project. • To liaise with other members of the team and cooperate with them for the benefit of the project objectives. • To help maintain the laboratory environment. • To develop a sound understanding of ethical and health and safety regulations, and the responsibilities of themselves and their colleagues. • To undertake any necessary training and/or development. • Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by line manager/supervisor. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Proven ability to deliver publication-quality research in plant ecophysiology or plant functional traits. • Proven ability to work towards research goals in the face of technical challenges. • Proven ability to work to deadlines to deliver research outputs in the form of presentations, reports and, where appropriate, demonstrations. • Ability to communicate with scientists and researchers from a variety of disciplines. • Ability to relate to other researchers and students in an academic context, to learn and teach new skills. • Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision. • Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines. • Ability to set up the apparatus needed to capture data and to search the market for the most suitable apparatus. • Ability to exercise initiative in formulating and executing work plans. • Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role. • Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative. • Willingness to travel both within Brazil and abroad to conduct research and attend conferences. • An open, flexible and positive approach to working in a constantly changing environment. The postdoctoral fellow will produce innovative research on plant functional trait in relation to environmental variables and evolutionary relationships. The appointee will be expected to develop new and creative methods to derive ecologically sound datasets, using ecophysilogical methods. Also, this position will require considerable field work efforts at remote and challenging areas. The fellowship is for 24. The monthly salary of the post-doc fellowship is equal to R$ 6,819. Research Contingency Funds equal to 15% of the annual fellowship are available for research related expenses, such as field and lab costs and attending conferences. Candidates of any nationality may apply. A cover letter, CV, and the names of three contacts able to provide letters of recommendation upon request should be emailed to Prof. Tomas Ferreira Domingues (tomas@ffclrp.usp.br). Applications will be received until December 17th, 2016. Posted: 11/23/16.

Locust Ecophysiology: The Living with Locusts project invites applicants for two positions to join our dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary team. Start times can be flexible but the positions are available immediately. The positions will be primarily based in the lab of Dr. Arianne Cease where we connect lab and field research to understand mechanisms of ecological and organismal function across multiple levels. Successful candidates will also work closely with the insect physiology lab of Dr. Jon Harrison at Arizona State University, in addition to more distantly working with our other collaborators. These collaborators include natural scientists, social scientists, government agencies, community organizations, and farmers from North America and our field sites in Senegal, Australia, China, and Argentina. Please email Arianne (acease@asu.edu) with any questions. RESEARCH SPECIALIST: The Research Specialist will perform and oversee a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures including insect husbandry, chemical analyses, and lab safety in the Cease Lab and new Insect Research Facilities at ASU. The successful candidate will oversee the running and maintenance of these facilities, which includes maintaining host plants to feed four locust species, learning to operate and maintain various laboratory equipment, running and coordinating experiments, and managing data and methods. To review and apply go to Jobs at ASU, Requisition ID 26203BR. POSTDOC: The postdoctoral fellow will assist Dr. Arianne Cease with leading a research team in Senegal, including frequent communication with academic and government collaborators. At ASU, the fellow will work jointly with the Cease and Harrison labs to design and carry out experiments that further our understanding of locusts in the social-ecological system. The successful candidate will write manuscripts for publication and assist with or lead writing grant proposals. For details and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/37618. Closes: Oct 3, 2016. Posted: 9/21/16.

Plant Physiology and Aeolian Processes: The School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate on a new grant funded by NSF. This individual will conduct field and controlled environment studies on the effects of wind-borne sediments on dryland vegetation. Ecophysiological quantification of plant species/functional group responses to ‘sandblasting’ will be integrated with sediment flux-vegetation models to quantitatively assess the role of aeolian processes in driving state transformations and desertification in the context of changes in land use and climate. This individual will conduct gas-exchange measurements on plants experiencing windborne sediment flux and will aid in setting up and conducting experiments to test hypothesis about the interaction between wind and vegetation. Scaling this information to community/landscape-levels will be achieved using existing, but contrasting, dynamic simulation models. The successful candidate will be based in Tucson at the University of Arizona, but will be expected to spend extended periods of time conducting field work at the Chihuahuan Desert Jornada LTER site near Las Cruces, NM (about 4 h drive from Tucson). The post-doctoral associate is expected to actively engage with collaborators at UCLA and the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Las Cruces, to generate peer-reviewed publications in top-tier scientific journals and to serve as Co-PI on future proposals. We seek an individual with demonstrated expertise in plant ecophysiology (gas exchange, water relations, and physiology-morphology linkages in the context of plant growth and development) or familiarity with measurement of aeolian sediment transport processes in arid lands and experience with dynamic simulation modeling, statistics and database management including skills in R, Matlab, SAS or equivalent. More details and application info. Posted: 5/5/17.

Modeling Plant Hydraulics: Relating Plant Hydraulics to Ecosystem Carbon Accumulation. The Medvigy lab, in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, is seeking an ecophysiologist or wood anatomist with interest in plant hydraulics and numerical modeling. The fellow will work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to study how changes in climate, and especially precipitation, impact plant hydraulics, plant biomass production, and ultimately ecosystem carbon balances. This is primarily a modeling position, but a measurement component may be possible depending on the candidate. A range of available projects includes: (1) Modeling and analysis of coupled water-carbon dynamics in plant stems; (2) Modeling and analysis of the phenology of wood formation; and (3) Developing and testing models of carbon allocation to better understand how ecosystem carbon storage will respond to changing climate regimes. To align with these projects, the candidate should have a strong working knowledge of mechanisms related to tree stem growth and/or plant hydraulics, and how these mechanisms depend on the physical environment. Expertise in the numerical modeling of ecosystems and/or organisms is preferred, but outstanding candidates with an experimental background will also be considered. The position is designed to ensure a strong training trajectory for a biologist aspiring to an independent research career. This includes a rich opportunity to interface with other quantitative/computational/environmental biologists in the department and across campus, including the Environmental Change Initiative, along with collaborators at other institutions. Submit a current C.V. and names of 3 references to Dr. David Medvigy, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369, dmedvigy@nd.edu. Posted: 9/14/16.

Mechanistic Modeling of Plant Traits: The Farrior lab at the University of Texas at Austin is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellow. This new research group provides many exciting opportunities to creatively develop novel research directions. The group focuses on understanding the determinants of plant growth and mortality through a combination of theoretical and empirical analyses. Ongoing projects include 1) investigating the determinants of coexistence among plants with differing hydraulic strategies, 2) evaluating the role of disturbance in driving differences in size structure among tropical and temperate forest ecosystems, and 3) improving the mechanistic representation of plant growth and mortality in large-scale predictive earth system models. Candidates motivated by an interest in understanding plant communities, with experience in theoretical ecology, and the ability to work with both mathematical and simulation models are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have (or expect to have prior to their start date) a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. Inquiries and applications should be sent by email directly to Dr. Caroline Farrior (cfarrior@austin.utexas.edu). Applications should be a single PDF including a (1-2page) statement of research accomplishments and interests, a CV, and the contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2016. Posted: 9/29/16, revised: 10/5/16.

Leaf Photosynthesis: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Leaf Photosynthesis Postdoctoral Fellow to focus on developing a theoretical understanding of acclimation of leaf photosynthesis and respiration, and explore implications for global photosynthesis and the carbon cycle, based at Berkeley Lab. We are particularly interested in integrating theory of leaf resource allocation with observations to develop parsimonious process-level descriptions of the acclimation of photosynthesis and respiration, using a variety of observations, and integrating discoveries into state-of-the-art land surface models. Responsibilities: • Focus on several groups of processes relevant to photosynthesis and autotrophic respiration, including: nutrient and carbon interactions, scaling from leaves to landscapes, ecosystem demographics and land cover change. • Analyze and quantify uncertainty in feedbacks between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be important components of the research. • Creation and analysis of a global database of plant traits • Statistical analysis of key traits • Development of first-principles theory underlying the governing controls of specific traits • Formulation and testing of hypotheses • Model development and implementation • Presentation of results at scientific meetings • Publishing of results in scientific journals Required Qualifications: • PhD in plant physiology, ecology, or a related field • Proficient coding skills in at least one of: R, Matlab, Python, Fortran • Knowledge of ecophysiology and plant biochemistry • Experience working with data relevant to plant states, traits and rates • Ability to understand and use state-of-the-art land-surface biogeochemical models • Both numerical and communication skills • Evidence of ability to publish results in relevant journals • Ability to work in an integrated team environment. • This is a 1 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. • This position requires completion of a background check. Postdoctoral benefits at Berkeley Lab. See the full job ad (82708) and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. Posted: 8/2/16.

Ecology: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher in ecology with an interest and experience in either infectious diseases, climate change, applied ecology, macrosystem ecology, GIS, microbiome ecology, or mathematical modeling. The candidate could be interested in conducting experiments (lab, field, or mesocosm), working with existing datasets, developing mathematical models, or doing all three. The position is not associated with a particular grant and thus I am ultimately looking for the most promising and productive candidate whose skills most complement the present research team in the laboratory. The candidate must be highly organized, resourceful, creative, independent, hardworking, capable of working as part of a team, and competent with statistical analyses, manuscript writing, and communication of scientific results. This candidate will be a member of the ecology and public health laboratory of Dr. Jason Rohr in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL). The start date is flexible, but earlier start dates are preferred. 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. Posted: 5/5/17.

Global Change Ecology: The Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, is currently inviting applications for a Postdoc position in Global Change Ecology in the lab of Jake Alexander, starting 1st July 2017, for an initial period of 1 year. Research in the Alexander lab seeks to understand the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape species’ distributions, and their responses to different drivers of global change. In particular, we study how biotic interactions shape species’ responses to climate change, and what limits the spread of non-native species along environmental gradients. Our work combines field experiments with comparative studies, molecular genetics and ecological modelling, with fieldwork based primarily in our field sites along elevation gradients in the Swiss Alps. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher holding a PhD in ecology or another relevant discipline, with a strong interest and expertise in ecological concepts, ecological modelling and statistics. Excellent scientific writing skills in English are also required. We are particularly keen to recruit a postdoc with an interest to work on modelling the dynamics of plant invasions into mountains, using unique long-term data collected by the Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN). However, projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest. The Department of Ecology and Evolution offers a diverse and stimulating working environment, and Lausanne a city with an exceptional quality of living and ready access to cultural and recreational activities. Postdocs at UNIL are hired at an activity rate of 80 %, up to a maximum of 5 years. The lab is strongly supportive of positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers. For further information please contact Jake Alexander: jake.alexander@unil.ch To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your research background and interests, a curriculum vitae, one recent publication, and the contact information of two referees, all submitted as a single PDF file. Application review will begin on 15th February. To submit your application, please follow the link posted on the Alexander lab website. Posted: 1/16/17.

Rhizosphere Ecology: The laboratory of Dr. Amélie Gaudin at the University of California Davis is seeking a post-doctoral fellow in the area of rhizosphere ecology and nutrient cycling. This position will provide scientific and technical support for a 3-year project in collaboration with Pioneer Hi-Bred, the Joint Genome Institute and the University of Guelph (Canada). The incumbent in this position will work closely with graduate students in the Gaudin Lab to investigate rhizosphere functioning as affected by management in rainfed corn and irrigated tomato and linkages between ecological outcome of rhizosphere processes and productivity under optimal/stress conditions. The successful candidate will be responsible for: 1) conducting field/greenhouse trials with soils from long-term trials in irrigated (Russell ranch) and rainfed systems (University of Guelph), 2) participate and conduct outreach activities to growers and the scientific communities locally and internationally and 3) write up results and grants to sustain funding. The successful candidate must be able to think and conduct field research independently, have excellent laboratory/soil science skills and be a good communicator. The position will be based in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, including office and departmental support. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01389. For specific questions, please contact Dr. Amélie Gaudin at agaudin@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 1/5/17.

Nitrogen fixation and cyanobacteria in cool terrestrial habitats: Opportunity for field and laboratory analysis of nitrogen fixation and primary production in widespread but neglected habitats dominated by mosses, lichens, fungi and cyanobacteria. The Biology Laboratory at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík is seeking a research associate/postdoc for a leading role in a two to three year project supported by the Icelandic Research Fund and the University of Iceland, in collaboration with professor Ólafur S. Andrésson and professor Ingibjörg Svala Jónsdóttir and several postgraduate students. Solid background in terrestrial ecology, analytical methods, statistics, microbiology, with field and laboratory experience is required. The research will be based at the Biology Laboratory, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iceland, but sampling will mostly be during summers in the southern highland area, often under demanding conditions. In addition to terrestrial ecological methods, use will be made of the acetylene reduction assay and 15N isotope labeling, PCR, gene sequencing and advanced methods for determining alternative nitrogenfixation. The Icelandic Research Fund will provide total salary funds of 4500 thousand Ikr per year. Applicants should contact professor Ólafur S. Andrésson at the University of Iceland (osa@hi.is) and apply at the University of Iceland application portal. Applications should include a recent CV, a short statement of research interest, names and contact information for two references, and an academic transcript. The application deadline is 27th March 2017. Posted: 3/2/17.

Ecology and Organismal Biology: The Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University (Orange County, California) invites applications for its new postdoctoral teaching and research fellows program. Appointments will begin in summer 2017 for two years with a third year extension possible. Schmid College Fellows are outstanding early-career scientists who provide innovative teaching and mentorship to undergraduate students in our Grand Challenges Initiative, as well as advance independent research in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Fellows are offered a competitive salary, benefits, research support, and personalized professional development in teaching and research. Chapman University has a vibrant and productive group of faculty working in the areas of ecology and organismal biology. Possible projects and mentors are listed below. Comparative genomics and biomimetics of silk-like fibers from hagfish slime (Douglas Fudge, fudge@chapman.edu). Plant functional traits and restoration ecology; nitrogen fixation strategies and legume physiology (Jennifer Funk, jlfunk@chapman.edu). Effects of climate change on tropical forest water and carbon fluxes (Greg Goldsmith, goldsmit@chapman.edu). Effects of climate change on northern peatland ecosystems; controls of anaerobic carbon cycling and greenhouse gas dynamics in wetlands (Jason Keller, jkeller@chapman.edu). Natal habitat imprinting and territorial eviction in the common loon (Walter Piper, wpiper@chapman.edu). Neuroimmune correlates of social behavior in wild mice (Patricia Lopes, lopes@chapman.edu). Intertidal invertebrates and trait-mediated effects of climate change (William Wright, wwright@chapman.edu). File review will commence on January 2, 2017.For more information, please see the full advertisement. Posted: 12/8/16.

Community and Invasive Plant Ecology: The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is outreaching to determine initial interest in a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in community and invasive plant ecology. The duty station of the successful applicant will be in Rapid City, South Dakota where the individual will work closely with the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest and Grassland Research Laboratory and South Dakota State University scientists. The successful applicant will serve as a lead co-investigator on a project funded by the US Forest Service Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC) analyzing the life history traits of terrestrial herbaceous weeds and their response to management treatments using a WWETAC database. Participation on additional projects may be possible depending on the skill set of the successful applicant and funding. These projects would potentially include a summary on the effect of prairie dogs on grassland vegetation and developing a near-real time phenology tool for use on the National Grasslands. This position would provide excellent experience working at the interface of science and management of private and public lands. Strong writing skills and quantitative skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD, experience with multi-variate statistics used in community analyses and/or categorical analysis, and a demonstrated ability of using statistical analysis packages in SAS, R, and/or SigmaPlot (or equivalent such as SPSS). The position is a full time term position supported by a grant, currently funded for 6-8 months, but could be extended depending on availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The starting date for the position is flexible and can begin in June 2017 but must begin no later than October 2017. Please respond to this outreach with a cover letter and curriculum vita to Dr. Jacqueline Ott, Rocky Mountain Research Station (jacquelinepott@fs.fed.us) by May 26. Please include “RMRS Post-Doc Outreach” as the email heading. The formal application process will depend on the response to this outreach. Posted: 5/1/17.

Ecological Modeling: The MacroSystems Ecology Lab in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology at Iowa State University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Ecological Modeling. A great opportunity to apply macrosystems approach and process-based terrestrial biosphere models 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 to 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 assessment 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 postdoctoral research fellow position is expected to begin as early as possible (exact date negotiable). 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 contact Dr. Chaoqun Lu, e-mail: clu@iastate.edu. Posted: 5/5/17.

Ecological Modeling: The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a USDA-funded interdisciplinary project focused on the bioeconomics of invasive plants. The project seeks to integrate models of landscape composition, invasive plant distributions, and economic decision models to address both basic and applied research questions about optimal invasive plant management strategies. Primary responsibilities will include compiling existing landscape and invasive plant demographic data sets, developing models to expand and refine forest type maps in New Hampshire and surrounding states, implementing process-based models of invasive plant distributions, and interfacing with other components of the project to integrate ecological and economic models. Postdoc-led research products will be published in scientific peer-reviewed journals. The postdoc will report to two project PIs, Dr. Jenica Allen and Dr. Mark Ducey, and work regularly with other project PIs. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in natural resources, ecology, or closely related field, experience with Bayesian modeling, and expertise in GIS and statistical analysis using R. Preferred candidates will additionally have experience with manipulation and analysis of large-scale remote sensing data sets, species distribution modeling, and work on interdisciplinary projects. This position is based on the Durham campus. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position with a start date as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. Continuation of this position may be possible based on performance and funding availability. Review of applications will begin April 12, 2017. Interested candidates should send (1) an email describing their research interests and qualifications with (2) a CV, (3) 1-2 representative publications, and (4) a list of 2 references to Jenica Allen at jenica.allen[AT]unh.edu. Posted: 4/3/17.

Ecological Modelling: The Department of Ecosystem Modelling at the Büsgen Institute of the Georg August University Göttingen is offering a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher. The position will be limited to 31 months and should be filled as soon as possible. The regular working hours will be (currently) 39.8 hours per week. Salary: Pay grade 100% TVL 13 of German state-regulated public service salary scale. Successful applicants are free to pursue their own research program within the general interests of the Ecosystem Modelling group. We develop, implement and analyze simulation models and methods of spatial statistics. We focus on basic ecological research, but we also address questions at the interface of ecology and socio-economy. Requirements: MSc degree or equivalent in ecology/biology, agriculture or related discipline; Excellent knowledge in ecological modelling, that is to say in the development, programming, and analysis of simulation models; Good command of statistics (preferably in R) and mathematics; Very good publication record; Willingness to teach (teaching load flexible), to collaborate in existing projects, and to supervise master and doctoral students; Excellent command of the English and German language. Desirable: Doctoral degree; Experience in research into socio-economics, tropical ecology, or biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; Knowledge in spatial statistics. Applicants should upload a single pdf-file containing their CV, a short summary of research interests, and the names (with email address) of at least two referees as soon as possible, but latest March 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Kerstin Wiegand (e-mail: kwiegan1(at)uni-goettingen.de). Posted: 2/8/17.

Community and Evolutionary Ecology of Multi-Species Mutualisms: The Segraves and Althoff labs at Syracuse University are inviting applications for a joint postdoctoral position to conduct research on the community and evolutionary ecology of multi-species mutualisms using a synthetic mutualism lab system based on strains of brewer’s yeast. The overall goal of the project is to evaluate qualitative and quantitative theoretical predictions by using an easily replicable and fast-growing community of organisms. The project involves experimentally manipulating community structure to examine the properties of mutualistic communities that contribute to their persistence. A dynamic model of multi-species mutualism will also be constructed to capture and predict the ecology of these synthetic communities and to identify key parameters that facilitate persistence. This project will involve joint collaborations with the Segraves and Althoff labs as well as with Chris Moore at Colby College and Mark Ritchie at Syracuse University. S.U.’s Department of Biology is a collaborative group of vibrant researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines and also has close affiliations with faculty at SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry. A Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology, community ecology, experimental evolution, or theoretical ecology is required. Ideal candidates would have combined empirical and theoretical experience in species interactions and strong interests in linking experimental data with results from mathematical models. Proficiency in basic molecular biology skills such as pipetting, making solutions, culturing microorganisms, and sterile technique is preferred. Apply at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/69555. Preferred start date is August 1, 2017. Application review will begin June 1st. Posted: 5/1/17.

Theoretical Community Ecology: The Stouffer Lab at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) is seeking outstanding applicants for a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship to study the importance of non-additive competition in plant communities. Though based at the University of Canterbury, the research will also be conducted in close collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Margaret Mayfield (University of Queensland, Australia) and members of her research team. The salary for this position is NZD$70k (plus benefits), and is secured for the duration of the three-year position. Funding is also in place for anticipated research costs, including travel to visit project collaborators and to attend national and international conferences. The target start date is July 2017, though this is negotiable. Because of the project's interdisciplinary nature and emphasis on combining theory with empirical data, we are open to applicants from ecology, biology, engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computer science, and related areas. Applicants from all fields must demonstrate that they have sufficient mathematical and programming skills to lead the project’s modelling component. Final applications must be submitted under the listing for Job ID 4588 at http://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/, and the deadline for doing so is 8 April (NZST). Interested applicants should also go to http://stoufferlab.org/opportunities/postdoc/ for additional information about the project, details about the application process, and our broader research group. Any questions regarding this position should be sent to Daniel Stouffer (daniel.stouffer@canterbury.ac.nz). Posted: 3/20/17.

Theoretical/Statistical Ecology: Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Klausmeier-Litchman lab at Michigan State University. We are looking for quantitative ecologists to develop mathematical models and/or apply statistical tools to understand static and dynamic patterns of community structure. Experience with statistics and/or ecological modeling is required; knowledge of species abundance distributions, adaptive dynamics, trait-based approaches, metacommunities, variable environment theory, and Mathematica are beneficial. The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should email a CV, a brief statement of research interests and accomplishments, and the names and contact information of two references to Christopher Klausmeier (klausme1@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin January 3, 2017 and continue until filled. See the link above for more info on the lab and email if you have questions. Posted: 12/7/16.

Mathematical and Statistical Ecology: The University of Glasgow is currently seeking applicants for its Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) fellowships scheme in the area of Mathematical and Statistical Ecology. The scheme includes salary and research budget, and offers the opportunity to establish and develop an independent research career. This is a 3 year research fellowship with possible opportunities for continuing post at the end of the 3 years. We are seeking candidates working in any area of statistical or mathematical ecology whose research has a strong focus on integrating data with theoretical approaches. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics but work closely with the Boyd Orr Centre for Ecosystem and Population Health (winner of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2013) and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine as part of an initiative to strengthen the interdisciplinary research currently underway between the School of Mathematics & Statistics and the Life Sciences within the University of Glasgow. Appl at http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/, reference no. 015287. Deadline: Monday 9 January 2017. For informal discussions about the post or ongoing research activities at the university please feel free to contact colin.torney@glasgow.ac.uk. Posted: 11/29/16.

Modeling Managed Relocation: A postdoctoral scholar position is available in Marissa Baskett’s lab in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis. The position is part of a National Science Foundation grant on “A framework for species conservation by managed relocation: quantifying risks, uncertainties, and alternatives”. The central goal of this project is to use dynamical population modeling to quantify how the potential benefits and risks of managed relocation (purposeful movement to support species responses to climate change), as compared to traditional conservation approaches of protection and restoration, depend on the sources of uncertainty and the decision-making process. The postdoctoral scholar will take a leading role in developing either a metacommunity modeling framework or a quantitative genetic modeling framework, dependent on his or her expertise. Requirements include: (1) a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology, applied mathematics, or a related field, (2) strong quantitative and programming skills with experience in dynamical population modeling, and (3) proven written and verbal communication skills. See full position details and application instructions (pdf). Review begins May 22nd, 2017. Posted: 4/12/17.

Network Modeling for Wildlife Conservation: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (University of Maryland) and Georgetown University invite applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on Network Modeling for Wildlife Conservation. The postdoc opportunity is for August 2017 through August 2019, and is open to applicants who have completed their PhD in a relevant field no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014. Given the dramatic decline in many wildlife species, research focused on the maintenance and protection of certain species is critical. Network science has been applied to many problems in the biological sciences, transportation, communications and media systems but not to problems directly applicable to wildlife conservation. This is a missed opportunity, as tools are desperately needed to assist in the development of plans that are both realistic and effective for conservation and management. The Postdoctoral Fellow will take advantage of the data science and synthesis expertise of SESYNC and the network disease modeling expertise at Georgetown. The successful candidate will co-develop the project with collaborating mentors, Dr. Shweta Bansal, a network scientist and disease ecologist, and Dr. Janet Mann of Georgetown University, a behavioral ecologist. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based 3 days a week at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD and 2 days a week at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. For questions about the postdoctoral project, contact Dr. Bansal (Shweta.bansal@georgetown.edu) or Dr. Mann (mannj2@georgetown.edu) directly; for questions about the SESYNC program, contact Dr. Nick Magliocca (nmagliocca@sesync.org). Deadline: May 8, 2017 at 5 pm EDT. For more information, and to apply, please visit sesync.org/opportunities. Posted: 4/3/17.

Bat Spatial Ecology and Modeling: Postdoctoral Position with Dr. Jeff Foster at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Erik Blomberg (UMaine) and Dr. Dan Linden (NOAA Fisheries). Salary: $50k; Full-time 12 month grant-funded position. Includes health benefits. Start Date: Somewhat flexible but as early as 7/1/2017. Last Date to Apply: 6/15/2017. Project will involve modeling the distribution of northern long-eared bats and other bat species in New England, with an emphasis on habitat use by bats in forested environments along transportation corridors. Bat detection data (primarily acoustic) will be synthesized from state transportation agencies and other sources, and used to develop predictive model(s) of bat distributions that can be used for planning purposes. There will also be an opportunity to explore novel developments in wildlife modeling (e.g., data integration techniques, methodological questions, spatio-temporal processes). We anticipate the work will result in one or more peer-reviewed manuscripts, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to interact and network with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. agency biologists) throughout the Northeast. Qualifications Required: 1) PhD in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Ecology or related fields. 2) Experience with statistical modeling of ecological processes, including animal resource selection, occupancy, and/or mark recapture. 3) Demonstrated skills in GIS and analysis of spatial data. 4) Strong written and oral communications skills. 5) Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Desirable: 1) Diverse experience with wildlife survey techniques. 2) Ability to handle adversity associated with messy datasets. 3) Proficient R programming skills. 4) Demonstrated publication record. Please submit via email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Jeff Foster (jeff.foster@unh.edu). Put "Bat Postdoc" as your subject heading. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Start date is negotiable, ideally starting between July 1 and September 1, 2017 and will run for 1 year. Duty station is also flexible, either Durham, NH or Flagstaff, AZ. Posted: 5/12/17.

Bat and Bird Occupancy/Occurrence Modeling: We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct a study of bat and bird occupancy and movement in Northern California Sierra Nevada forests. The work is aimed at a suite of bats and at California Spotted Owls and Northern Goshawks. The postdoc will engage in all aspects of the ongoing study, and complete the synthesis for sensitive species from the region. Many of the data already are in-hand and they will be used to develop spatially explicit models and to evaluate factors with potential to influence future populations and management. Work will be conducted in collaboration with USDA National Forest biologists, students, and the Audubon Society and we anticipate a rapid series of influential publications. Research salary, benefits, and field operations are funded for approximately one year, with the potential for extension. On-site or remote working arrangements are both acceptable. Applicants need to have completed a Ph.D. and possess a broad range of interests and associated skills. Research will require familiarity with geographic information systems, databases, and statistical tools, occupancy modeling, movement ecology, and model programming. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English, in public, and with a range of cooperators from private and public institutions. Applicants should email a brief letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Drs. Lisa Webb and Dylan Kesler at webbli AT missouri DOT edu and keslerd AT mac DOT com. For additional information please visit Institute for Bird Populations. Posted: 3/20/17.

Quantitative Ecologist: The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Project Scientist to conduct original research on the response of anadromous salmonid populations to climate change, under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Martin at the National Marine Fisheries Service. Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a central challenge in ecology. For highly migratory species, such as Pacific salmon and other anadromous fishes, such predictions are especially challenging, as individuals of these species move through a sequence of dynamic environments over the course of their life cycle. The overarching question motivating this work is, what are the abiotic conditions required in space and time for various anadromous salmonid life histories to persist? Furthermore, how have changes in spatial-temporal signature of abiotic conditions due to anthropogenic and climatic influences affected the status anadromous salmonid populations? To address these questions the Project Scientist, in collaboration with scientists at UCSC and the National Marine Fisheries Service will construct spatial-temporal maps of abiotic conditions in streams throughout North America’s western coast. The Project Scientist will use these maps as the basis for phenomenological (e.g. image analysis/machine learning) and/or process-based (e.g. dynamic programming) models to identify the conditions required in space and time for salmonid populations to complete their life cycles. Preferred qualifications include experience in data compilation and management of large datasets; performing meta-analysis/macroecological analysis or quantitative synthetic analyses; familiarity with geographic information systems and stream temperature modeling; and a strong quantitative background with a demonstrated ability to learn and apply new computational, statistical, and mathematical skills as needed. See full job advertisement at: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00446. Review date: 5/17/2017. Posted: 4/25/17.

Quantitative Wildlife Ecology: We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help bring new high-level quantitative tools to the challenges of wildlife conservation. This position is available in the Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. The position will offer opportunities to build leadership skills as coordinator of a team of biologists from more than a dozen state agencies, teaching skills at the undergraduate and graduate level, and research capabilities in quantitative ecology. Specific duties will include using statistical models to investigate population dynamics of wildlife on geographic scales from local to landscape levels toward a better understanding of the interaction of land-use, weather, and harvest as influences on sustainability of wildlife populations. Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in wildlife, ecology, biometrics, or related field. Strongest candidates will have excellent quantitative and communication skills, leadership abilities, and experience working with government wildlife conservation agencies. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in publication commensurate with time since degree. Salary: $50–56k per year with benefits. The position is a two-year appointment with an additional year of support contingent on performance. Review of applications begins on March 15, 2017. Desired Start Date: July 15, 2017. Apply via www.jobs.msu.edu, Posting #4870. Please submit your CV, a letter of intent, reprint of a recent paper, and a list of three references. Questions about the posting can be directed to the QWC Research Administrator, Dr. Rose Stewart (stewa684@msu.edu). For more information about the position, contact Dr. William Porter (porterw@msu.edu). Posted: 2/9/17.

Quantitative Animal Ecology: Battelle and its affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) project, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. The Quantitative Animal Ecologist develops, tests, and evaluates documents associated with the NEON Terrestrial and Aquatic Observational Systems, with a focus on biodiversity sampling of an array of animal taxa and sampling for tick-, mosquito-, and small mammal-borne diseases and pathogens. Primary responsibilities include writing documents that describe data processing algorithms and generating datasets suitable for testing functionality of data processing, as well as writing algorithms to assess performance of existing sampling protocols. Required: · PhD in ecology, evolution, or related field. · Five years research experience (may include PhD research) in ecology. · Proficiency with R or Python, including scripting to automate data QA/QC tasks. · Strong record of achievement in the areas of quantitative ecology, ecological modeling and analysis, and/or statistical applications in ecological investigations. Preferred: · Five years research experience in sampling small mammals, ticks, mosquitoes, birds and/or associated pathogens. · Experience with large-scale inventory and monitoring programs. To see full job description and to apply go to: www.neonscience.org Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Posted: 11/10/16.

Quantitative Ecology: Effects of rapid evolution on ecosystems: The Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Jyväskylä is currently seeking to recruit a qualified candidate to the position of Postdoctoral Researcher. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the project "The ecosystem effects of a rapidly evolving invader" led by Dr. Andrés López-Sepulcre and funded by the Academy of Finland. In this project we develop a novel mathematical framework to study the effects of consumer invasion and evolution on nutrient cycling, and apply it to isotope tracer data from an ongoing long-term evolutionary experiment using introduced guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in Trinidadian headwater streams. While the researcher is expected to contribute to the development of the mathematical tools, there is considerable freedom to develop their own research questions. The project is co-directed with experts in ecosystem science (Prof. Steven Thomas, Prof. Rana El-Sabaawi, and Dr. Sarah Collins). It forms part of an international network of researchers from France, Canada, USA, and the UK, including collaborations with evolutionary biologists (e.g. Profs. David Reznick, Joseph Travis, and Tim Coulson). The postdoctoral researcher is expected to focus on scientific research and the task may also include teaching within his/her own area of expertise. A good command of English is imperative. For this position we will recruit a person with a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, Statistics or related fields. Expertise in statistical and ecological modeling is necessary, including the ability to work with large data sets. Experience in Bayesian methods and the ability to create and optimize R packages are strongly desirable. Experience in ecosystem science, limnology, or food web ecology is not necessary but will be considered an asset. The job-specific salary component of a postdoctoral researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (EUR 2865-3340/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46,3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid. Health care is included. The position may be renewed annually for a maximum of 4 years with an initial trial period of four months. The position is available from September 15th 2016 but the starting date is negotiable. For further information, please contact: Dr. Andrés López-Sepulcre (alopez@biologie.ens.fr, http://ecoevo.pagecloud.com). The application (in English) should include (as pdf files): 1) A brief letter of interest (maximum 2 pages), detailing your research and career goals, qualifications and skills that are applicable to this project. 2) Curriculum vitae (CV) containing a publication list and contact details of two academics available for reference. Application will be open until September 1st 2016. Please submit your application online. Posted: 7/7/16.

Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society: We seek applicants for an independent postdoctoral fellowship in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College. The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in the natural sciences by the time of the appointment and will work specifically in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology but have a capacity to engage with the broader EEES community. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and develop independent research projects in ecology and evolutionary biology. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for enhancing undergraduate and graduate student education, and will lead a graduate seminar course or working group dedicated to developing a research product. The ideal candidate will be a strong contributing member of the vibrant EEES community at Dartmouth and will foster productive discourse both within and beyond the program. EEES is a diverse community of scholars who conduct innovative research in the natural sciences and interdisciplinary environmental studies, including ecology, evolution, anthropology, environmental economics, geography and earth sciences. Applicants should identify in their cover letter one or more faculty sponsors from the EEES program. Deadline: Review of applications will begin Dec 5. Starting date: Earliest July 1 (sometime summer 2017). Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/38997. Posted: 11/8/16.

Pastures and Climate Extremes: Plant Ecology and Plant-Soil Interactions: We are seeking to appoint two dynamic post-doctoral researchers to academic Level A positions in the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University in Australia. These full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship, initially for a period of 2.5 years each, will focus on research related to a major new research program “Sustainable Pastures and Climate Extremes (PACE)”, funded by Meat and Livestock Australia. Applicants for the first position should have a strong background and expertise in plant physiological ecology and/or ecosystem ecology and will conduct research into the physiological and ecological responses of key pasture species to elevated temperature and shifts in rainfall regimes, in a new, large scale field manipulation experiment. Key aims are to: 1) Evaluate the productivity and performance of native- and non-native grass and legume species, and legume-rhizobium combinations, under extreme climatic conditions and; 2) Identify the underlying mechanisms and plant functional traits associated with resistance and resilience to climate extremes. Applicants for the second position should have expertise in soil biology, rhizosphere ecology and/or microbial ecology and will undertake research into plant-soil interactions and belowground mechanisms driving responses of pasture species to climate extremes, in both field and glasshouse experiments. Salary range $87-93k AUD. Closing date 17th May 2017. Further details available via the links above, or by email to: s.power@westernsydney.edu.au. Posted: 5/5/17.

Plant Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to understand the assembly and limitations to recovery of longleaf pine understory plant communities. In collaboration with John Orrock (University of Wisconsin), Ellen Damschen (University of Wisconsin), and Lars Brudvig (Michigan State University), and with funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the successful candidate will conduct field surveys to evaluate how ongoing community assembly experiments (e.g., seed sowing, competition reduction) have affected the establishment, persistence, and spread of understory plant populations within post-agricultural longleaf pine woodlands in the southeastern United States. Field surveys will occur during the 2017 and 2018 growing seasons at three study areas in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; when not conducting fieldwork, the postdoc will be located in the Orrock lab at UW-Madison. In addition to facilitating the goals of the larger project (collecting and analyzing data, report and manuscript preparation), the postdoc will be encouraged to develop their own independent research within the context of the larger project. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in ecology. Travel will be required for conducting field work during the growing seasons. Preference will be given to applicants with strong plant identification and leadership skills. Funding for salary and benefits is available for 1 year, with a renewal possible for a second year. There is some flexibility regarding the start date, although May 2017 is preferred. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of research interests, copies of 2-3 relevant publications, and contact information for three references. Send materials (e-mail preferred) to: John Orrock, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, email: jorrock@wisc.edu. Applications will be considered starting January 31, 2017. Posted: 1/11/17.

Plant Ecology: The Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) at the University of California, Irvine, is hiring a post-doctoral researcher to work on issues of vegetation change and dynamics at the landscape-scale. The post-doc will work on projects that include: relating GIS vegetation maps to annual vegetation data collected over 10 years, evaluating vegetation dynamics at multiple scales, and analyzing data on rare plant abundance, distribution and dynamics. The goals of CEB are to link academic research with ecosystem management and stewardship of natural resources, and to educate the next generation of environmental biologists and stewards. In collaboration with CEB faculty members, local land managers, and Nature Reserve of Orange County scientists, the successful candidate will utilize existing data to address questions related to causes and consequences of rarity, potential response of plant associations to global change, or potential for restoration to increase rare plant population sizes. The position includes opportunities to develop empirical projects that test questions developed through the analysis of existing plant databases. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field. A strong background in GIS, plant monitoring, distribution analysis and modeling, and expertise in working with large databases is strongly encouraged. Funding is available for at least 24 months. To apply, please submit your cover letter to Sarah Kimball (skimball@uci.edu) and upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03545 by October 30th. Posted: 9/29/16.

Bayesian Models Applied to Ecology: Dr. Denis Valle, Assistant Professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida (UF), is now accepting applications for a PhD Graduate Research Assistantship and a Postdoctoral position. Research in my group focuses on tackling important problems in environmental sciences and public health by creating and using innovative Bayesian statistical models. Additional information on my research can be found here. The position will focus on the development and application of novel multivariate Bayesian methods to understand how anthropogenic drivers alter biodiversity patterns. This NSF funded project builds on our earlier work (Valle et al., 2014. Decomposing biodiversity data using the Latent Dirichlet Allocation model, a probabilistic multivariate statistical method. Ecology Letters) and offers a unique opportunity to work with a highly interdisciplinary team that includes a Community Ecologist, applied Bayesian Statistician, Computational Phylogeneticist, and Computer Scientist. The position will be located at the UF campus in Gainesville, FL. Duties include writing and presenting result of research in scientific conferences, searching and applying for additional sources of funding, and assisting other students within the team on statistical analyses, among others. We expect applicants to be highly motivated, independent, enthusiastic, proficient in computer programming (e.g., R, MatLab, C++) and able to successful communicate research results (i.e., through publications and oral presentations). Requirements for prospective postdocs: Strong background on environmental sciences with experience programming customized Bayesian models; or strong background in statistics with interest on environmental science. If interested, please email the items listed below to drvalle@ufl.edu: One page cover letter with a brief review of your research experience, interests and goals, and how they align with those from my lab; CV with contact information; Contact information for three academic references. Start Date: August 2017. The application deadline is Jan. 15. Posted: 12/12/16.

Plant Ecology: We are requesting informal statements of interest for the following positions in Plant Ecology at the USGS in Boise, focusing on the topic of restoration ecology in sagebrush steppe and offering a rich experience working with a dynamic and engaging team of researchers and land managers in the Great Basin. Unprecedented opportunities exist to advance restoration, monitoring techniques, and basic scientific understanding regarding fire, invasives, resistance, and resilience of shrub steppe. Focal areas include soil stability/erosion, sagebrush recovery, exotic annual grasses, grazing effects, relationships of perennial and annual grasses, herbicide and drill seeding effects, and climate and weather impacts. Well replicated and spatially extensive data sets are available to answer key theoretical and practical questions regarding these topics, and the positions will assist with designing and implementing additional studies and sampling. One of the projects focuses on the 2015 Soda Wildfire in SW Idaho and Western Oregon (285,000 acres across a wide elevation range). Many land treatments have and are been applied in an adaptive management fashion over a 5 year period. Plant and soil variables are being measured over 2500 sampling plots across the burn area by a large interagency team led by USGS. Another project focuses on sagebrush recovery and post-fire treatment effects in many treatments applied across a large area of the Great Basin. The position(s) will be at the GS 11 / 12 grade requiring a MS or preferably PhD in Ecology or related fields, and a record of leading peer reviewed publications on the topics. The pay rates for GS11 step one is $~59K/yr, GS12 step 1 is $71K/yr, and fringe benefits add an additional 35% compensation. The position will assist in guiding monitoring and sampling in a scientifically defensible manner, performing analyses including Bayesian statistics in an adaptive learning context, and preparing reports and manuscripts on outcomes with the team. An official job ad is anticipated soon. Only US citizens can be considered. Please feel free to email "germmatt *at* isu.edu" with your preliminary interest in the position so that we can forward the official job ad to you when it is posted. Posted: 9/21/16.

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.

Integrated Analysis of Aquatic Ecosystems: We seek a highly capable and motivated Post-doctoral Fellow as part of a collaborative research project involving the University of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The successful applicant will integrate state-of-the-art historical and contemporary aquatic ecological data collected by OMNRF, DFO, and industrial partners across Canada to research how human activities, climate change, and habitat quality influence fish community composition and productivity in lakes and rivers. The PDF will have strong quantitative skills in modelling, frequentist and Bayesian statistics, and programming to develop approaches that can be used to standardize information across datasets. This project addresses a common challenge in utilizing disparate collections of ecological data and therefore its success will lead to increasing our statistical power to test fundamental questions in aquatic ecology and fisheries. There will also be opportunities to participate in field calibrations of different fish community sampling methods. This is a great opportunity to join an outstanding ecology and evolutionary department and have direct collaborations with faculty, government research scientists, and industrial partners. The successful applicant will be expected to publish his/her research in leading journals and present it at conferences. Funding is $45k/yr for two years. The successful applicant must have a PhD and will start in May or as soon as possible in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Interested individuals should submit their transcripts, CVs, and a letter detailing their interest and relevant background, and contact information for three references to Professors Don Jackson (don.jackson@utoronto.ca) and Cindy Chu (cindy.chu@ontario.ca), by February 1st, 2017. Please include “Fisheries Post-doctoral Position” in the subject line of your email. More info about Postdoctoral Fellow. Posted: 1/11/17.

Aquatic Ecologist: Alaska Center for Conservation Science at University of Alaska Anchorage is recruiting an Aquatic Ecologist to manage the Aquatic Ecology Program and to serve as PI on several extramurally-funded projects related to climate change and fisheries. Typical Education or Training required: M.S. or M.A. in biology, aquatic ecology, environmental science, zoology, fisheries, or conservation biology. PhD is preferred. Five years' research experience in a field relevant to the ecology of Alaska's aquatic ecosystems. See job detail and apply at http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/504859/aquatic-ecologist. Posted: 10/26/16.

Diadromous Fishes and the Energy-Ecology Nexus: Diadromous fishes of large Atlantic coast rivers have experienced severe declines, due largely to the deleterious effects of hydro dams. More than a half century of reliance on engineered fishways has failed to yield substantial recoveries. Dam removal remains the most effective option in restoring populations of these fishes, as seen with their response to the removal in 1999 of the Edwards Dam on the Kennebec. However, to date removal has only rarely occurred for hydro dams on Atlantic rivers because of energy demands. One possible long-term solution may be to find ways to open rivers for fish migration while also sustaining electrical production with on-site or off-site alternatives to traditional hydropower. This notion is called the Shared Rivers Concept. Also, other new options exist for restoring runs of diadromous fishes in large Atlantic rivers, including dam trading as occurred in the Penobscot River Restoration. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to help develop and vet scenarios to restore diadromous fishes to a suite of large Atlantic rivers using novel concepts such as these. One example of this type of approach can be seen as the results of an experimental course that explored such solutions for the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. This 21-month position is based at Queens College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY). Additional guidance and technical support will be provided by Dr. Karin Limburg and the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center's Environmental Sciences Initiative . The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained, organized, and creative researcher with a strong interest in rivers, knowledge of energy issues, interdisciplinary synthesis skills, and a talent for innovation. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in a related field, which may include civil engineering, landscape architecture, ecology, and environmental modeling. The position will begin early in autumn 2016. Applications should include the following materials for consideration: 1) A 2 to 3 page letter of interest that summarizes the candidate's research program, qualifications for the position, interests in sustainability science, and possible plans for addressing the position’s responsibilities; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 4) samples of research (e.g., peer-reviewed publications); and 5) names and contact information of three professional references. Dr. John Waldman, Biology Department, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Queens, NY 11367 John.waldman@qc.cuny.edu. Posted: 8/30/16.

Tropical Landscape Ecology and Remote Sensing: The Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability and the Silman Lab at Wake Forest University seeks a landscape ecologist with strong geospatial and remote sensing skills to join the Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (Centro para Innovación Científica Amazónica - CINCIA), a multidisciplinary team building scientific capacity to address environmental threats in the western Amazon basin (additional information here). The position combines the ability to do state-of-the-art research in landscape ecology with policy implementation in a landscape highly consequential for conservation. Specific roles include assessments of connectivity and corridors, establishing chronosequences of forest degradation and recovery, and supporting early alert systems for specific anthropogenic disturbances. Research will involve advanced remote sensing platforms and techniques, long-range and long-duration drone-based remote sensing, and high resolution satellite imagery.The successful candidate will have excellent skills in landscape ecology as applied to conservation, and the ability to combine a broad variety of remotely sensed data to address basic science and conservation concerns in the Peruvian department of Madre de Dios and the southwestern Amazon basin. Ability to speak Spanish is an asset. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter, up to three representative publications, and contact information for three references in PDF format to search chair Miles Silman, Department of Biology and Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Wake Forest University (silmanmr@wfu.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting May 26th, 2017. Please contact Miles Silman (silmanmr@wfu.edu) with any questions. Posted: 5/23/17.

GIS, ecological statistics, spatial statistics, and aquascape ecology: Post-doctoral positions available in the USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. I seek a researcher with demonstrated expertise in one of more of the following: (i) multivariate statistics, (ii) spatial statistics, (iii) GIS, and/or (iv) landscape ecology. Experience with fish and aquatic systems is desirable, but not required. Activities associated with this position include: (i) synthesizing, mapping, and analyzing existing spatial and other data on habitat and fish communities at a watershed scale, (ii) evaluating fragmentation / connectivity, and (iii) contributing to the development of a conceptual framework for quantifying heterogeneity /fragmentation / connectivity. The successful applicant should have completed requirements for a Ph.D. degree in fisheries, fish conservation, fish ecology, aquatic ecology, ecology, geography, biostatistics, landscape ecology or a related field by December 31, 2016 and have a strong background in statistics, spatial statistics, and/or GIS. I 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, landscape ecology, 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, 2017. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016. To apply, please provide a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references as a single pdf through the full job ad. Send a copy to Dr. Martha Mather at mmather@ksu.edu. Posted: 9/29/16.

Habitat Modeling and Entomology: PostDoc, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL. In this role, you will be expected to model the distribution of red wood ants using management and habitat data with state-of-the-art statistical methods (e.g., LaSSo, Machine learning) that are best suited for handling of large datasets. You will be expected to publish your results in scientific journals and assist in producing outreach articles. Eligible candidates should have completed a dissertation in the field of ecological science or a related field and should have a particular interest in entomology. Besides a PhD in you should have demonstrated skills and strength in statistical analyses and the handling of large datasets. You should also have a strong publication record, and be able to speak and write English fluently. German would also be beneficial. We are looking for a candidate who has a demonstrated ability to work independently with high accuracy, and is able to contribute novel and innovative ideas, has demonstrated strong communication skills, and is an adaptable and flexible team player. Please send your complete application to Mrs. Sabine Hirt, Human Resources WSL. Anita C. Risch, phone +41 (044) 739 23 46 will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. The WSL strives to in-crease the proportion of women in its employment, which is why qualified women are particularly called upon to apply for this position. To apply, please go to the full job ad. Posted: 1/31/17.

Landscape Ecology and Invasive Species: Professor Ross K. Meentemeyer at North Carolina State University seeks a postdoc to join NSF- and USDA-sponsored research projects focused on the landscape dynamics of invasive pests and pathogens. The research projects will contribute to applied goals of developing geospatial approaches to modeling and managing the spatial spread of outbreaks, with a special emphasis on the problem of long-distance dispersal. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Center for Geospatial Analytics developing open source data, models, and interactive decision-making tools designed to engage stakeholders and collaboratively solve complex problems. Ideal candidates will demonstrate desire and capacity for leveraging theoretical and applied advances in landscape ecology and modeling. To learn more, please send a CV and brief letter of interest outlining your qualifications to Ross K. Meentemeyer (rkmeeente@ncsu.edu) by Friday April 7th. Please insert the following in the subject line of the email: “Postdoc in Landscape Ecology & Invasive Species.” Posted: 3/27/17.

Landscape Ecology of an Invasive Insect: The lab of David Crowder at Washington State University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to examine the landscape ecology of brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive insect that threatens specialty crops throughout the United States. The postdoc will help lead a nationwide effort, as part of a funded USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative Grant (SCRI), to develop models exploring how landscape-level and environmental factors interact to affect stink bug population dynamics and distribution. The postdoc will also work to develop models that characterize the risk of stink bug invasions into new regions. There will also be an opportunity for the postdoc to conduct empirical studies in support of these broader goals within the Pacific Northwestern US. This position will allow the postdoc to work within the interdisciplinary SCRI research team that includes investigators from around the US. The position is fully funded for 4 years, conditional on satisfactory annual performance reviews, and is available starting January 1st. The rate of pay is $47k per year. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, names of at least three professional references, and any relevant publications to dcrowder@wsu.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting October 24th. Posted: 10/13/16.

Quantitative/Community Ecology, Riverine Food Web Dynamics: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in quantitative ecology to support a collaborative project involving investigators Mike McCoy at East Carolina University, James Vonesh at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ben Bolker at McMaster University, and Jeremy Wojdak at Radford University. This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with the option of renewing for 1 - 2 additional years. The project integrates theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate the importance of predator diversity for food web dynamics and ecosystem function with a focus on a riverine rock pool system. Review of applications will begin on November 30 with an anticipated (but negotiable) start date of January 2017. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, the names of 3 individuals who could serve as references, and a brief statement that addresses 1) their research interests, 2) how they anticipate this position would further career goals and 3) what skills/perspectives they would bring. The post doctoral researcher will interact with multiple labs and departments where they will gain broad training in mathematical and statistical modeling and in conducting empirical research. Our project also includes a robust education and outreach component in which the postdoctoral researcher could gain experience-disseminating knowledge through a variety of venues (e.g. QUBES; and rock pool science in the park). Other benefits include travel to meetings each year, publication costs, and health insurance. Qualifications: The successful applicant will be expected to be creative, self-motivated, and able to help mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students and work with a diverse team of PIs. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, biostatistics, or a related field with evidence of strong quantitative skills, field experience and strong oral and written communication abilities. Ideal candidates will also have computer programming experience (ideally in R, and/or C or C++). The successful candidate will based in the lab of Dr. Mike McCoy at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. ECU is the third largest campus in the University of North Carolina system and has an active and well-supported group of faculty working in the areas of ecology and evolution, development, and molecular biology. Please feel free to contact me with questions (mccoym@ecu.edu). To apply please go to: https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/ and search for posting Id 380476. Posted: 11/9/16.

Phytoplankton Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Litchman-Klausmeier lab at Michigan State University. The postdoc will participate in the collaborative NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity project with researchers from the University of Rhode Island and University of Southern California investigating eco-evolutionary responses of marine phytoplankton to changing temperature and nutrients. We are looking for a phytoplankton ecologist to conduct field sampling, short-term physiological and community experiments, as well as long-term evolution experiments with phytoplankton from Narragansett Bay, RI and Bermuda. Experience with phytoplankton culturing, running phytoplankton physiological or evolution experiments, as well as data analysis and manuscript writing is essential. The position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and continued funding. Start date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should email a CV, a brief statement of research interests and accomplishments, and the names and contact information of three references to Elena Litchman (litchman@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin February 28, 2017. Posted: 2/9/17.

Aquatic 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 a lake food-web model. 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 (video). The Jefferson Project is in its second year of monitoring the physical, chemical, and biological factors of Lake George using high-resolution data from the “Smart Sensor Web” that has been deployed at Lake George. These monitoring data are being integrated with 37 years of historic lake chemistry and phytoplankton measurements as well as 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. Our goal is to integrate these physical models with a food-web model, allowing us to better understand how humans have altered, and will continue to alter, lake ecosystems. 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. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of food web modeling and concomitant publication record. 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 time is Winter 2016. Posted: 11/6/16.

Spatial Modeling of Desert Endotherms/Global Change: A postdoctoral position to work on the development and implementation of physiological-based, spatial models of desert endotherms is available at the University of California Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management (ESPM) and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ). The position is associated with the Grinnell Resurvey Project under the direction of Professor Steve Beissinger. This project is funded by NSF to resample Mojave Desert vertebrates (birds and mammals) to understand how climate change and anthropogenic factors have affected species’ turnover during the past century. The project includes collaborators in the University of New Mexico (Blair Wolf), UC Santa Cruz (Barry Sinervo), and the San Diego Natural History Museum. This position will require extensive development spatial models of species distributions that mechanistically link physiological-based and climate-based approaches. Familiarity with use of multispecies occupancy models to draw inferences on species and community change is also desirable. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: -A doctoral degree in a relevant subject -Profound skills in spatial modeling and GIS -Strong experience in statistical modelling including Bayesian methods -Advanced knowledge in R and additional programming languages -Strong record including scientific publications -Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment for a second year conditional on satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin on 1 April 2017. Interested candidates should send (1) an email describing their research interests and qualifications along with (2) a CV, (3) representative publications, and (4) contact information for two references to Steve Beissinger beis@berkeley.edu. The start date for this position is summer or early fall 2017. Posted: 3/20/17.

Spatial Distribution and Movement Ecology of Sea Ducks: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP available to investigate the spatial distribution and movement ecology of multiple species of sea ducks inhabiting eastern North America. Over the last 6+ years, four different species of sea ducks have been outfitted with satellite transmitters and tracked to/from breeding and wintering areas over multiple years as part of a large collaborative project between Sea Duck Joint Venture (USFWS), key states in the Atlantic Flyway, USGS, and Biodiversity Research Institute. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and modeling experience (including spatially-explicit resource selection, individual-based movement dynamics, population delineation, risk assessment), who understands the natural history of sea ducks and its implications for modeling their ecology and risk of offshore development, and who thrives in collaborative, applied research groups. Among other duties, the postdoctoral researcher will use existing data to: (1) develop spatially explicit models that identify the key biotic and abiotic factors that determine resource selection and movements of multiple species of sea ducks during winter, (2) apply these spatially explicit models to predict affects of global climate change on seaduck abundance and distribution, and (3) develop annual cycle movement models that define key breeding, molting, migration, and wintering areas, that delineate populations for management purposes, and that reveal ecological drivers of sea duck movements. Stipend approx. $3960/mo plus full benefits, depending on experience, for a minimum of 1 year (can be extended to more years depending on productivity). Start date March-June 2017. This work will be done through the Department of Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island, under supervision of Drs. Peter Paton and Scott McWilliams, and in collaboration with federal and state biologists (notably, Jay Osenkowski, RI DEM) as well as other collaborative partners. URI is a land-grant, seagrant academic institution that has state-of-the-art spatial analysis and graphic capabilities, hosts the Graduate School of Oceanography, hosts scientists from both the North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit as well as the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, and is closely associated with the EPA Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory. Please send letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to ppaton@uri.edu. Review of applications will begin no later than 27 January 2017. Early applications are encouraged. Posted: 12/8/16.

Trophic Spatial Ecology: Desired start date: October-November 2016. Duration: 2 years. Salary: $45k/year plus benefits. Location: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER (FCE LTER), Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL. We seek a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join our team of consumer researchers at FCE LTER. The postdoc will develop a study to improve our understanding of spatially-explicit food webs in estuarine, mangrove reaches of the Everglades. The project will be collaborative involving multiple consumer research labs (Boswell, Crowl, Heithaus, Papastamatiou, Rehage, and Trexler), but based and under the supervision of the Crowl, Boswell and Rehage Labs. The goal for the position is to stimulate synergistic collaborations among our labs and fuel new ideas into our understanding of spatially explicit predator-prey dynamics. The primary role of the postdoc will be to design and lead and independent field research that tracks prey and consumer dynamics along the Shark River estuary (previous research by our group). The postdoc will be expected to develop a research program focusing on the development and application of advanced sampling platforms consisting of acoustic techniques (acoustic telemetry and acoustic imaging sonars) and autonomous vehicles to quantify the spatiotemporal dynamics of prey production (fishes and invertebrate prey) and link it to the movement and trophic ecology of key consumers in the ecosystem (e.g., snook, bullsharks, alligators). Opportunities for synthesis of previously-collected datasets, for collaborations in the participant labs on related research questions and with the LTER research group, and for mentoring younger scientists are available. Qualifications: Experience and background in the use and application of acoustic methods to examine predator-prey, behavioral, foraging, spatial and/or movement ecology in aquatic systems is needed, and on fishes is preferred. Excellent field, theoretical and statistical skills, and evidence of these in previous work and publications. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, ability to interface well with multiple collaborators, and preferably experience working on collaborative research projects and using acoustic tools. Applicants are expected to have earned a PhD in a relevant discipline prior to the start date. To apply: Please send a single PDF containing (1) a cover letter describing your fit for this position (along with past accomplishments & career goals), (2) a CV with a list of 3 references, and (3) representative publications to the FCE trophic group at fishscience@fiu.edu. Please use the subject matter: FCE trophic postdoc + your last name in your email. Posted: 8/23/16.

Research Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist: The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a Research Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist to perform research and provide expertise in habitat management approaches that promote pollinator resources while limiting weed invasion and spread. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Emphasis is on biological and cultural management strategies that enhance profitability and environmental quality. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, pathology and agronomy. The position is advertised at the GS-12 or 13 level, has promotion potential to GS-15, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Major duties include: 1) Plans and conducts pollinator and weed research, individually and as part of a team, in the field and laboratory, 2) Provides expertise in habitat management or restoration approaches that promote pollinator resources while limiting weed invasion and spread, 3) Develops methods to restore and improve low agricultural-input plant communities to provide high quality pollinator habitat, 4) Prepares written work products based on research to be reviewed and/or published in professional articles, publications, and technical abstracts. Please see our ad on USAJobs (Job Announcement Number: ARS-D17W-0195). Ad opens Dec. 27 and closes on Jan. 17, 2017. Posted: 12/23/16.

Rangeland Ecology/Management: A post-doctoral research position is available at the USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, Oklahoma. The research assignment requires knowledge of: rangeland ecology, soil-plant-animal interactions, ecosystem services in plant-soil-plant-hydrologic-atmospheric systems, skill in management of large distributed relational data bases associated with agroecosystems. The post-doctoral researcher will work across two teams to conduct cross-site evaluation of critical provisioning supporting, and regulating ecosystem services and elucidate controlling environmental and management factors that contribute to ecosystem function. A major goal is to analyze ecosystem services and greenhouse gas fluxes and budgets and elucidate controlling factors and processes across humid, subtropical and sub-humid continental beef-grazing systems. More information. Closes: 12/30/2016. Posted: 10/11/16.

Geographical Ecology of Prairie Food Webs: University of Oklahoma. A new NSF DEB grant to Mike Kaspari and Nate Sanders supports a 3-year postdoc who will join us to explore the Geographical Ecology of invertebrate plant consumers across North American grasslands, meadows, and roadways. Our focus is on the role sodium and other micronutrients play as unique catalysts of the vigor, abundance, activity, and diversity of above- and below-ground communities. We will combine geographical snapshots from across North America with field and lab experiments to identify and explore mechanisms. It will be grand. We are looking for an ecologist with expertise in invertebrate ecology and an interest in testing big picture models that combine Ecological Stoichiometry, Metabolic Ecology, and Trophic Ecology. Proposed starting date as soon as January 2017. To apply, email Mike Kaspari (mkaspari@ou.edu) your CV and a letter of introduction that includes a summary of your most relevant research experience, your future research plans, and contact info for at least two references. Posted: 8/23/16.

Tidal Wetland Ecology: The Gedan Lab at The George Washington University is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist in tidal wetland ecology to begin in Summer 2017. The focus of the lab is on tidal marsh plant community ecology. We welcome conservation relevant research. The lab integrates field experiments, greenhouse work, spatial data, and environmental monitoring. Our current focus is on the ecological response of tidal marsh plant communities to sea level rise. We are interested in marsh migration and the conversion of natural and human-dominated uplands, as well as the novel ecosystems and interactions occurring in transitioning coastal areas. Established field sites are in the estuaries and coastal bays of the Mid-Atlantic. Funding is available for 2 years with a competitive salary and benefits package. Conference travel and travel to field sites will also be supported. The Biological Sciences Department at GWU has a vibrant community and strength in ecology and evolutionary biology. The lab is located in a newly constructed interdisciplinary science building in downtown Washington, DC, across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro station and blocks away from the Smithsonian National History Museum, as well as many other institutions and NGOs that provide opportunities for research collaboration and outreach. To learn more and to apply, go to: http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/40772. In your application, please include a cover letter, CV, brief research statement, and a list of references. Posted: 2/15/17.

Plant Community/Ecosystem/Urban Ecology: The Cadotte lab at the University of Toronto-Scarborough Biological Sciences department is looking for a Postdoctoral research associate in ‘plant community ecology and ecosystem function’ or ‘ecological dynamics in urban ecosystems’. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced postdoc to focus their leadership skills, to supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and to pursue new research initiatives. I am looking for a postdoctoral research associate to help lead our team while I focus on several new priorities. The candidate should have a track record of research and publishing on questions broadly related to terrestrial diversity, ecosystem function, invasion ecology, or urban ecology. Examples of the types of research questions of interest include: 1) how do plant invasions influence (disrupt or enhance) the ecosystem functions provided by urban green areas? 2) How are plant-soil feedbacks affected by plant invasion? 3) How does plant diversity (taxonomic, functional, or phylogenetic) influence pollinators (diversity or service provisioning) across land use gradients. Or any other related question. I am looking for a terrestrial community or ecosystem ecologist with broad ecological interests and a proven track record of publishing in top international journals, and experience supervising trainees. A major component of this position will be to oversee ongoing projects and help mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Desirable skills/interests include spatial analyses, quantitative modelling, plant-insect interactions, soil biodiversity, functional or phylogenetic diversity, and R programming. Candidates should have strong: conceptual/theoretical understanding of ecological processes; oral and written communication skills; publication record; and an interest in outreach. The candidate should have completed, or nearly completed, a PhD in ecology or related disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in the lab, and interact with graduate and undergraduate students. The Cadotte lab also has a strong commitment to outreach, running programs with local elementary schools, and the candidate is expected to participate. The candidate would need to start July 1st, 2017, or shortly thereafter, and the position would be for one year with a second year contingent on performance and the availability of funds. The salary is $45k/year, and comes with a benefits package. Applicants are required to send an updated CV, two representative reprints or preprints, a cover letter and/or statement describing the candidate’s past experience and accomplishments, interests (generally and with respect to the specifics of this position), and the names and e-mails of at least two references. These materials should be combined into a single pdf document and sent to mcadotte@utsc.utoronto.ca. I will begin to review applications on May 29, 2017. Posted: 5/9/17.

Plant Community Ecology: A three-year postdoctoral fellowship in is currently open with Dr. Margaret Mayfield at the University of Queensland, Australia. The primary purpose of the position is to work with A/Prof Margaret Mayfield (primary supervisor) and A/Prof Daniel Stouffer (University of Canterbury) on the influence of species interactions on coexistence dynamics and local patterns of diversity. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, in the Mayfield lab but will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Stouffer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. We are ideally looking for a candidate interested in testing ecological theory of coexistence and diversity maintenance with field data. The main focus of this project is to gain a greater understanding of how complex species interactions, higher-order interactions in particular, mediate coexistence dynamics and local patterns of diversity. The project will use data (existing and collected by the successful candidate) from Dr. Mayfield’s established field sites in Western Australia’s York Gum woodlands – a winter annual plant system. There is flexibility in the details of the projects the successful candidate will work on the position will involve some of field work, statistical analysis and modelling. Applicants must have (or is about to have) a PhD in ecology or a related/relevant discipline (applied mathematics/statistics or geography for instance). Though this position will involve research on plant communities, candidates with more experience in animal or microbial systems who have relevant interests in community ecology are welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in field ecology who also have strong analytical/statistical skills. The successful candidate is expected to produce multiple publications in international peer-reviewed journals, present research at domestic and international conferences, participate in mentoring PhD students and honors students and generally contribute as a member of Dr. Mayfield’s research group. Full details on the position and the application process. Applications must be submitted through the UQ jobs web site but please direct any questions about this position to Dr. Mayfield: m.mayfield@uq.edu.au. Closes: 12 Feb 2017. Posted: 1/31/17.

Plant Community Dynamics in Sagebrush Ecosystems: I am seeking a postdoctoral scientist to examine plant community dynamics in sagebrush ecosystems. The project uses ecological simulation models (water balance and individual plant models) to characterize sagebrush plant community responses to altered disturbance regimes and climate conditions across the range of sagebrush in western North America. This position will be a part of collaborative research involving Yale University, the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (Flagstaff, AZ) and the University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland). The successful candidate will work in William Lauenroth’s lab at Yale University. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, ecosystem ecology, soil science, hydrology, or a closely related field, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated quantitative capabilities, a record of publication and leadership, and a proven ability to work independently. A strong quantitative and programming background, interest in and/or experience with ecological simulation models, and familiarity with R, are essential. To apply send a a cover letter describing your interest in this position, a description of your experience with R, and a CV with names and addresses of 3 references to William.Lauenroth@Yale.edu. Questions may be directed to William Lauenroth (William.Lauenroth@Yale.edu). Posted: 10/27/16.

Synthesis, Ecological Dynamics: Postdoc Synthesis Fellow, Univeristy of Colorado Boulder. The Niwot Ridge LTER program invites proposals from early-career investigators for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. Niwot Ridge LTER has a 35-year record of investigation ecological dynamics in high-elevation mountain systems, including alpine tundra, lakes, treeline, and subalpine forests. Synthesis of long-term data sets, on-going experiments, and model results is an important goal of NWT’s LTER program. These syntheses can provide new research findings, derived data sets, and new models that establish future research directions and guide the development of future work at the site. A key element of successful Postdoctoral Fellowship applications will be the identification of specific research questions and how they will be addressed using NWT LTER data. Application deadline is January 4, 2017. You must have your PhD by June 2017, prior to starting the fellowship. For more information, including examples of potential projects and how to apply, please see: https://lternet.edu/node/84391. Posted: 12/8/16.

Community Ecology and Ecosystem Ecology: The postdoc position is part of a new collaborative project called WARM (Warming and Removal in Mountains) that will test hypotheses about the consequences of warming and the loss of dominant plant species on above- and below-ground linkages in montane plant communities around the world. Field work could be carried out in Norway, Switzerland, Greenland, China, Tasmania, Costa Rica, Argentina, the US, New Zealand, or elsewhere. Briefly, the project is a full factorial design with warming (using OTC’s) crossed with dominant plant species removal at high- and low-elevation sites in >10 mountain regions around the world. A suite of community- and ecosystem-level responses are measured both above- and belowground. The postdoc will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects related to the overall project, but will also collaborate closely with a technician, students, and faculty in Copenhagen, as well as colleagues around the world. The position is for up to 3 years and will be based at the University of Copenhagen. Applicants should write their application in English and submit it electronically at http://employment.ku.dk/all-vacancies/?show=834932 • Application letter (max 1 page) • A statement of potential research ideas related to the description of the project (max 2 pages) • A statement of your previous research experience (max 1 page) • Curriculum vitae, including applicant’s e-mail address and telephone number • University transcripts • Complete publication list • PDFs of relevant manuscripts • The names and email addresses of at least three professional references. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2016. Contact Nate Sanders (nathan.sanders@snm.ku.dk) or Aimee Classen (aimee.classen@snm.ku.dk) with any questions. Posted: 7/18/16.

PhenoCam Project Data Scientist: The Richardson Lab, in Harvard University’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, seeks a postdoctoral research associate to join the PhenoCam project team as a data scientist. The ideal applicant will be interested in ecological applications of big data, and will also have prior training in computer science and programming. The postdoc will take a lead role in PhenoCam data curation, including performing QA/QC on archived image data and derived data products, monitoring data continuity, developing new tools and methods to improve the usefulness and quality of derived data products, and communicating with project collaborators. This is primarily a data analysis and data management position, but it is expected that the postdoc will also conduct original research drawing on the vast PhenoCam image archive that has been already acquired (400 sites, 10 million images, 6 Tb of data). A Ph.D., preferably in a field related to ecology or plant physiology, is required, and training in computer science is expected. Applicants must possess very strong quantitative and analytical skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency with *nix file management and scripting, and programming. Experience working with large data sets is highly desirable, as is experience with system administration, computer vision, and image processing. Applicants must be willing to work collaboratively on team projects. Read the full job description, and apply online, at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7258. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016. Posted: 11/1/16.

Phenology and Climate Change: The Post lab in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology at the University of California, Davis seeks a postdoctoral researcher with prior experience and interest in conducting original research on phenology related to climate change. The position will be for one year with the possibility for extension to a second year depending on performance. The candidate will join a collegial, interactive, and intellectually stimulating department and university environment. Research in the Post lab focuses generally on ecological dynamics in relation to climate change, including life history variation, population dynamics, species interactions, and community dynamics. This position will focus on spatio-temporal dynamics of plant and large herbivore (caribou and muskox) phenology, capitalizing on a detailed set of observational and experimental field data deriving from a 16-year and ongoing suite of projects based in low-Arctic Greenland. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ecology or a related field such as Wildlife Biology. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with students, other postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. Experience with time series analysis, spatial statistics, analysis of remote sensing data, and remote field work are strongly preferred. A record of publication in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals and a strong interest in publishing. Strong statistical including proficiency with R and/or another statistical software program. Technical, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Appreciation for attention to detail and a meticulous work ethic. Please apply by sending 1) a CV, including a list of publications, honors, awards, or grants, and details of prior academic and field experience; and 2) a cover letter discussing your key interests, qualifications, and motivations for this position to Professor Eric Post at post@ucdavis.edu. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis, and start date is negotiable. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2016. Posted: 9/29/16.

Tropical Conservation & Climate Change Mitigation: Working with Dr David Edwards and colleagues at the University of Sheffield, UK, as part of the new Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), we are looking to appoint a conservation scientist for an exciting four-year, fully-funded post-doc opportunity. The successful candidate will research the biodiversity and yield impacts of the Centre’s field experiments on enhanced rock weathering within oil palm plantations in Malaysian Borneo and, more generally, will develop research to understand the conservation implications of enhanced weathering as a geoengineering solution to climate change. You will have field experience working on biodiversity impacts of land-use change in the tropics, plus a record of developing policy-relevant conservation science. The first aim of this project is to undertake detailed field experiments of the impacts of enhanced weathering on biodiversity in mature oil palm catchments, as well as within neighbouring forests and rivers. Biodiversity assessments will focus particularly on terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates, and may use DNA meta-barcoding analyses. Knowledge of a specific taxonomic group would be advantageous, but not essential. The second aim represents a unique opportunity to develop a new field in conservation science: the implications of enhanced rock weathering as a pan-tropically applied technique for mitigating climate change. The precise directions of this component of the project will be driven by the successful candidate, but could include projecting conservation implications of increased mining for rocks and quantifying roles of global carbon markets in promoting enhanced weathering. This will also involve quantifying the conservation implications of enhanced rock weathering versus other Negative Emissions Technologies. Please contact David Edwards (david.edwards@sheffield.ac.uk) with any questions. See the full advert for details and to apply. Closes: 5th January 2017. Posted: 11/16/16.

Community and Ecosystem Thresholds to Restoration in Subtropical Forest: We seek a postdoc to participate in an NSF-funded study of the role of multiple feedbacks in determining why native forest understory species are not regenerating in disturbed mesic subtropical forest habitats on the island of Hawaii (“Big Island”). The postdoc will work with a team of PIs including an avian ecologist, a soil microbial ecologist, two plant ecologists, and a quantitative ecologist to assess the importance of nitrogen availability and plant/litter/soil feedbacks in influencing alien grass dynamics and the availability of safe sites for native woody species recruitment. The ideal candidate will have experience measuring nitrogen dynamics and plant community structure, and conducting experimental field ecology in rugged conditions. They will be adept at using spatial tools such as GIS, with data management and statistical analyses in R, and with manuscript preparation. He/she will be employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara, but expected to live in the Volcano/Hilo area of Hawaii for two years and to conduct active field work throughout that time. Please send your CV, copies of two publications, and letter of interest to Carla D’Antonio (dantonio@es.ucsb.edu) and Stephanie Yelenik (syelenik@usgs.gov) before November 30, 2016. Ideal start date: March 1, 2017. Posted: 10/12/16.

Ecology and Evolution of Tree Communities: Center for Tropical Forest Science – Forest Global Earth Observatory. Location: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA. 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 generate and use DNA sequence data of tree communities in large forest census plots to address broad evolutionary, taxonomic and ecological questions. The successful candidate will work with Dr. David Kenfack to synthesize existing DNA sequence data and where necessary develop new DNA sequence data of tree species from across the CTFS-ForestGEO network of plots. The candidate will use these data to address questions on the ecology and evolution of tree communities. Projects might include: studies of trait evolution and coexistence of hyper-diverse genera, tests of species boundaries and cryptic species, community-level studies of functional and phylogenetic diversity, and exploration of the links between phylogenetic diversity and ecosystem function. Candidates should hold a PhD in evolution, plant systematics, forest ecology or environmental science, have strong skills in DNA sequencing and data analysis, experience in forest ecology, strong writing skills, and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. The fellowship will be based in DC and will be awarded the standard Smithsonian postdoctoral stipend. The appointment is for two years. The starting date is flexible; earlier start dates are preferred. To apply, send a single PDF file containing a cover letter including a statement of research interest, CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to Lauren Krizel, CTFS-ForestGEO Program Assistant, ForestGEO@si.edu. Rolling review of applications will begin February 15, 2017. For further information, contact David Kenfack (kenfackd@si.edu). Posted: 1/16/17.

Research Scientist, Terrestrial Systems Ecology: Location: Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Basic qualifications and experience: Ph.D. in quantitative terrestrial ecosystem science; advanced knowledge of quantitative ecology, landscape ecology, spatial statistics in relevance to assessment of cumulative effects in terrestrial ecosystems; experience in initiating, designing, and conducting high quality applied research projects in collaborative settings; Term: Starting-level permanent position. Open to all nationalities. Deadline: April 24, 2017. See the full job ad for details and application. Posted: 4/3/17.

Measuring and Modeling Forest Biogeochemistry: Postdoctoral Fellow - Biology (BIO 17-0039). The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University (WVU). The purpose of this position is to enhance the existing research enterprise in the Brzostek lab that seeks to improve our predictive understanding of how forests will respond to environmental change. Specifically, research in the lab aims to use both measurements and models to understand how the strategies plants employ belowground to mobilize nutrients impacts carbon cycling at scales ranging from the ecosystem to the globe. The incumbent will be tasked with leading field campaigns, synthesizing existing data in the lab, and developing predictive models of forest function. The incumbent will also be tasked with writing scientific publications and assisting in the preparation extramural grant proposals. A PhD in biology, environmental sciences or related science field and experience in performing field and laboratory research on forest ecology are required. Experience in using computer programming languages (e.g., R, Matlab, Python) to perform statistical and predictive modeling of forest ecosystem function is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link (Requisition Number 17-0039). Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as part of the application process. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Edward Brzostek, 304-293-5222, email: erbrzostek@mail.wvu.edu. Posted: 4/25/17.

Landscape Ecology: Postdoctoral position: spatial models to scale up forest dynamics from sites to landscapes. This postdoc will model plant population and community dynamics over large areas using a suite of computational and mathematical approaches. The position will be based in the Caughlin lab at Boise State University, and the research will be applied to forecast land management scenarios in rangeland ecosystems, including restoration of sagebrush steppe in the Intermountain West and tropical reforestation in Latin American cattle pastures. Our lab is focused on developing novel ways to link ecological and remotely sensed data across multiple scales, from individual plants to million-hectare management units. We are looking for someone that brings expertise in either ecological modeling or remote sensing techniques. Motivated candidates with strengths in any of these areas are encouraged to apply: data analysis in R or Python, size-structured population models, hierarchical Bayesian models, the Stan programming language, and/or the Google Earth Engine API. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and demonstrated independent research ability via first author publications. This two-year position will be based at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. University strengths include a new EEB (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) program, human-environment systems, geosciences, and community partners in federal and state agencies. The application requires a cover letter describing your research interests and skills and how they relate to this position, along with a CV. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to trevor.caughlin@gmail.com. The application deadline is August 1st, 2017. Apply online. Posted: 6/21/17.

Forest Ecosystem and Earth Systems Science: The Michigan State University Department of Forestry is pleased to announce two postdoctoral positions in Forest Ecosystem and Earth Systems Science investigating how changing forest structure and function influence atmospheric circulation and ultimately impact Ecoclimate Teleconnections (Stark et al., 2016). Successful candidates will possess and demonstrate relevant interest and skills in ecological and or atmospheric research. We encourage applicants with backgrounds in ecology, earth or atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, or similar (though outstanding candidates with other backgrounds will be considered). Positions will focus on investigating carbon-cycle and forest dynamics with LiDAR Remote Sensing and investigating forest-atmosphere energy balance with approaches spanning remote sensing to field observations. Thus, some examples of relevant skills that would support research in these positions include data analysis and manipulation using tools such as R, IDL, matlab, Python, or similar, experience with remote sensing products, field studies on forest ecophysiology or function, and or experience with ecosystem models. Successful candidates will play a significant role in ongoing research funded by the National Science Foundation of the USA MacroSystems Biology program into ecoclimate teleconnections in the anthropocene. Ongoing work focuses on consequences and feedbacks from forest loss in North and South America, takes an integrative approach, with close collaboration between researchers at the University of Arizona (Breshears, Saleska, Moore), the University of Washington (Swann), and internationally at the Brazilian institutions of INPE, INPA, UFOPA, Embrapa, and the Colombian University of Antioquia. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in weekly group project meetings and weekly one-on-one work progress meetings with SC Stark. The submission of at least one first authored paper addressing or strongly synergistic with core project objectives per year of the postdoc and participation in additional multi-author publications is expected. Reappointment for as many as two years may be possible subject to performance and funding availability. Submit materials to jobs.msu.edu (#3738), consideration will begin 9/15/2016. The application should be uploaded as a single PDF document with a (i) one to two page cover letter and statement of career objectives and interest in the position, (ii) a full current CV, (iii) the names, positions, and contacts of 3 reference writers, and (v) one published or submitted manuscript with primary authorship by the applicant. If the upload file size limit is unavoidably surpassed, separately email manuscript to scott.c.stark@gmail.com. Posted: 8/30/16.

Crop Ecology: The Forever Green Initiative (FGI) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) has received funding from the Walton Family Foundation to support a post-doctoral research associate to work with the FGI team on the agronomy and ecology of cash-cover crops. These crops include the autumn-sown oilseeds, winter camelina and pennycress, which are planted in double-crop systems with summer crops like soybean and sunflower. Many opportunities exist for expanding and improving the double-crop systems The post-doc is expected to take an active role in conceptualizing and leading new experiments and serving as a team member in other projects. The position will be based at the USDA-ARS Soils Lab in Morris, MN, but administered through the UMN Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics in St Paul. Start date is early 2017. Recent PhD in agronomy, crop science, plant ecology, or related discipline is required. For a formal position announcement and/or additional information, send résumé and/or inquiry to any of the following team members: Frank Forcella frank.forcella@ars.usda.gov 320-589-3411 x127, Russ Gesch russ.gesch@ars.usda.gov 320-589-3411 x132, Scott Wells mswells@umn.edu 612-625-3747. Posted: 12/13/16.

Wheat Growth Dynamics and Signal Transduction in Response to Global Warming: The Quint lab at Halle University (Germany) invites applications for a postdoctoral position to study wheat growth dynamics and signal transduction in response to global warming scenarios. Our group has a strong interest in thermomorphogenesis signaling in model and crop systems. The plant systems will include cultivated wheat and its wild progenitors as well as Arabidopsis. The project includes aspects of high-throughput phenotyping from seed to flowering on state-of-the-art LemnaTec imaging facilities (collaboration with the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben), genome-wide association studies, molecular cross-species complementation of signaling components in Arabidopsis, and molecular evolution. With connected research institutions like the IPK or the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle University has a vibrant plant research community with an outstanding research infrastructure. We are looking for a talented new member for our international team. The successful candidate is highly motivated, has a strong interest in understanding plant growth and signaling in response to the environment, and demonstrated expertise in molecular genetics in model or crop systems (=publication(s) in major international journal(s)). Previous experience with high-throughput phenotyping is an asset, but not essential. Please send a single PDF file, including curriculum vitae, motivation letter, copies of most recent diplomas and contact details of 2-3 references by e-mail to Marcel Quint (marcel.quint@landw.uni-halle.de). The position is available for up to four years (2017-2020). Posted: 12/16/16.

Modelling of plant-plant and plant-environment interactions: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. We seek a highly motivated postdoc to work with process-based models, to establish predictive understanding of ideal plant mixtures in agriculture for high and stable crop yields, efficient resource use, reduction of losses due to biotic and abiotic stresses, and provision of ecosystem service. This position will be associated with the project “DIVERSify – Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability“. More information and application instructions. Deadline: June 20th, 2017. Contact person: Giulia Vico giulia.vico@slu.se. Posted: 5/31/17.

Chemical and Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Interactions: The Whitehead Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech is hiring a post-doctoral research associate to study the chemical and evolutionary ecology of plant interactions. The successful applicant will collaborate on lab projects that focus on plant evolutionary responses to multi-species interactions, links between plant-herbivore and plant-microbe interactions, crop domestication and plant defense, and/or the chemical ecology of seed dispersal and fruit defense. Approaches will include field and greenhouse experimentation with plants, insects, and microbes, as well as chemical analyses of plant secondary metabolites. Please see a description of our ongoing research at www.speciesinteractions.com. In addition, the applicant would be expected to: 1) develop their own projects that relate to the general research areas of the lab, 2) lead or co-lead writing of manuscripts and proposals to national funding agencies, and 3) participate in mentorship of students. The exact start date is negotiable between May-August 2017. The initial contract will be for one year, with the opportunity to renew for a second year depending on satisfactory performance, applicant interest, and career plans. Qualifications: A PhD in ecology, evolution, chemistry, or a related field. Desirable experience: -Strong background in analytical chemistry techniques such as GC/MS and HPLC -Strong writing skills and evidence of ability to carry projects through to publication -Experience designing and carrying out experiments in natural, agricultural and/or greenhouse systems -Background and research experience in microbial ecology -Statistical skill-set in mixed models and multivariate analyses, and experience with programming/data analysis in R -Experience maintaining insect colonies and conducting laboratory bioassays -Experience with supervision/mentorship of student researchers -Strong organization skills and experience managing project logistics such as permits, travel, scheduling project personnel, maintaining equipment, and ordering/organizing supplies. Apply at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75843. The application should include a CV, brief cover letter that includes a statement of interest and what you could contribute to the lab, and a list of three references with contact info. Questions should be directed to swhitehead@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin on May 11, 2017. Posted: 5/1/17.

Plant Defense Priming: Transcriptomic/Metabolomic Analysis of Plant Stress Responses: University of Louisville. An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available for a plant chemical and/or molecular ecologist in the Frost Laboratory at the University of Louisville. The project will focus on transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of plant stress responses and, specifically, the remarkable phenomenon of plant defense priming. The primary metabolomics platform is Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), and RNA sequencing with selective qPCR is planned for intensive interrogation of plant gene expression and network profiles. The project will integrate natural field studies and controlled mechanistic experiments. The successful applicant will be expected to develop into a leadership role in the lab group, work independently with alacrity toward achieving the goals of the project, bring creative energy and spirit to the group, and work closely with the graduate student also funded on the project. The postdoc can also expect close mentorship with Dr. Frost, facilitating a pathway to her/his independent career. Funding is available for up to three years, depending on performance. The successful applicant will also be encouraged, as part of the mentorship plan, to develop independent research directions once the initial project objectives are well in hand. A Ph.D. in plant biology or chemical ecology is required. One of the following demonstrated skill sets is also essential: (1) detailed experience with GC/MS and its application to plant metabolomics, (2) detailed experience with molecular biology, cloning, plant tissue culture, RNA sequencing technologies, and bioinformatics analysis of large datasets (particularly the Tuxedo software suite). A willingness to learn both skill sets is also important. The position is anticipated to start between June 1 and August 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package and retirement contributions. Louisville is a lively city with wonderful cultural opportunities such as the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Kentucky Opera, and of course Churchill Downs. Louisville metro has 122 city parks covering more than 13,000 acres (53 km2). Natural areas for hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities (and field research!) are only a short distance away. Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter addressing specific qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae with compete list of current publications and synergistic activities, (3) at least one recent publication (a first-authored publication with the highest “impact” is strongly encouraged) and more if available, and (4) contact info for 3 references to Dr. Christopher Frost (chris.frost@louisville.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The Frost Chemical Ecology Laboratory is comprised of a diverse group of hard working folks and a strong collaborative spirit; we encourage and promote diversity in our group, and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Posted: 4/17/17.

Genotypic variation in growth and yield of crops grown under biophysical stress: University at Buffalo. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar to join an interdisciplinary research team investigating genotypic variation in growth and yield of crops grown under biophysical stress. The project is funded by NSF through the Plant Genome Research Project to University of Wyoming, SUNY at Buffalo (UB), University of Wisconsin, UC Davis, and Dartmouth. The selected scholar will be based at UB. Their primary responsibility will be to develop new and improve existing models of whole-plant hydraulics, physiology, and growth informed by transcriptomic, metabolomic, and high-throughput phenotypic data. In addition, the postdoc will assist with the design and implementation of data collection and data synthesis protocols, work collaboratively with other members of the team, and be expected to publish papers. Candidates must have completed their PhD (plant biology, ecology, statistics, computational sciences, or a related field) within the past 5 years and have a demonstrated record of research from initiation to publication. Candidates must be experienced in high-performance computing, be proficient in programming in a high level language (e.g., C, C++, R, or Python), and be comfortable with quantitative data analysis. The ideal candidate will also have experience fitting Hierarchical Bayesian statistical models. Opportunities for teaching, greenhouse work, and travel to work at collaborative labs are available if desired. Applications must be submitted at ubjobs.buffalo.edu, posting #1600882. For any questions about the position please contact Dr. D. Scott Mackay (dsmackay@buffalo.edu). The position will remain open until filled, but candidates should submit their applications by December 31 for full consideration. Posted: 11/21/16.

Forest Disease Resistance/Ecological Genetics: A Post-Doctoral Scholar 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. Position is available for up to 2 yrs, 5 mos. years with satisfactory performance. The position will be supervised by Dr. Richard Sniezko, (DGRC Center Geneticist) and Dr. Kristen Waring (NAU). Minimum qualitifications: PhD in pathology, statistics, ecology, botany, forestry, biology, genetics or a related field conferred by start date. Preferred qualifications: 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; and Demonstrated knowledge of genetics, including analysis of genetics data. To apply, go to https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/ and search for staff position 603113. Kristen M. Waring, Ph.D. Application deadline April 27, 2017. Posted: 4/3/17.

Forest Ecology & Genomics: The lab of Sean McMahon at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in forest genetics, population biology, and ecology. This position is funded by an NSF grant to Sean McMahon, Nate Swenson at the University of Maryland, and Stuart Davies, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The project investigates genetic variation in tree growth with an interest in linking climate, demography, functional traits, transcriptomes and ecosystem processes in two temperate forests. The position will be based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater Maryland. The position will collaborate closely with the Swenson lab and the CTFS-ForestGEO research network. Desired qualifications include: a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology, knowledge of modern genetic methods (i.e. transcriptomics, sequence capture, and/or population genomics), excellent quantitative skills and knowledge of bioinformatics, advanced programming skills in R, and strong writing and communication skills. This postdoc position will begin as soon as December 2016, but the start date can be flexible. Initial appointment is for two years, and is potentially renewable. Salary starts at 48K with benefits. To apply send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to KrizelL@si.edu with "SERC Postdoc Position" in the subject line. Please contact Sean McMahon at mcmahons@si.edu with any questions. Posted: 8/15/16, revised: 10/28/16.

Plant Sex Determination/Chemical Ecology: The Keefover-Ring Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking postdoctoral research associate to work on a collaborative NSF funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project on sex determination and chemical ecology of multiple dioecious species in the Salicaceae. The postdoc will be responsible for designing and conducting research, analyzing data, and reporting results in peer-reviewed publications. The position will be in the Departments of Botany and Geography at UW-Madison in Dr. Ken Keefover-Ring’s Chemical Biogeography Laboratory. The person selected for this position will collaborate with a diverse group of graduate students and faculty at UW-Madison and the labs of other key collaborators, including Dr. Matt Olson at Texas Tech University, Dr. Steve DiFazio at West Virginia University, and Dr. Larry Smart at Cornell University. Interested candidates must have already recently completed a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, chemical ecology, or a related discipline, and have experience with analytical chemistry techniques, such as gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, volatile organic compound (VOC) collection and analysis, and wet chemical methods for plant sample analyses. The candidate must also have demonstrated experience in conducting field and lab research, preferably in chemical ecology, have a record in writing peer-reviewed publications, and be comfortable working independently and supervising students. Applicants must have excellent writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a research team. The position is available now (start date is flexible). Funding is available for one year with the possibility to continue based on performance and funding. Interested applicants should email the documents listed below to Dr. Ken Keefover-Ring (ken.keefoverring@wisc.edu). Please send the documents compiled together in ONE PDF named YourSurname.pdf with “Chemical Ecology Postdoc Application 2016” in the email subject line. Questions should be directed to Dr. Keefover-Ring: - Letter outlining research interests, academic, and professional background - CV or Resume - Copies of transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) - Peer-reviewed publications - Names and contact addresses of three references. Posted: 9/29/16.

Resilience to Forest Restoration Treatments: A 1.5 years post-doctoral position is available starting June 2017 within the College of Forestry and Conservation and Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana to work on a project to examine 25-year fire and cutting effects on vegetation and fuels at the Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest in western Montana. The successful candidate will work with project co-PI’s (Anna Sala and Christopher Keyes, UM; Sharon Hood (USFS-RMRS) to: 1) study effects of fire and cutting treatments on resilience to drought and bark beetles in ponderosa pine forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains; 2) coordinate overall project activities and deliverables; and 3) participate in outreach activities. QUALIFICATIONS: demonstrated strong commitment to basic research, background in dendrochronology, forest fire ecology, tree physiology and isotope research, demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective written and oral communication skills, willingness to work in a team environment, and a Ph.D. received within the last five years in a relevant discipline. Desired skills include: 1) advanced skills in applied statistics; 2) experience with tree growth-climate data analyses; and 4) ability to interact with and communicate to broader audiences. We encourage applicants who can work across disciplines and independently enhance project outcomes by adding innovative approaches. TO APPLY: In a single pdf document, please send a CV, a short statement of your research and career goals and how you envision to contribute to the overall project goals, and the names and contact information of three references to Anna Sala (sala@mso.umt.edu). We will start reviewing applications by March 10. Posted: 2/9/17.

Tree Seedling Research: A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the University of Idaho Silviculture Lab and Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research with an anticipated start of early January 2017. The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Nelson in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, and will collaborate with scientists at UIdaho, the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, private stakeholders, and other public agencies. The postdoctoral Fellow will conduct data analysis, field and lab research, and publish journal articles in collaboration with lab members. Research will focus on Inland Northwest tree and forest responses to (1) seedling production practices, (2) altered light, temperature, and moisture regimes, and (3) early- and mid-rotation silvicultural treatments. Other responsibilities include managing and analyzing data and disseminating results at conferences and to regional and national stakeholder groups. The postdoc will have the chance to work with staff at the CFNSR Pitkin Forest Nursery and contribute to growing crops of conifers and native vegetation and conducting operational seedling quality assessment. The Pitkin Nursery is one of the only operational forest nurseries managed by a university in North America, producing about 300,000 trees and shrubs every year. Interested individuals must have a Ph.D. in forestry or related discipline, experience with forest field data collection and analysis, be able to perform statistical analysis with R and/or SAS, have a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-review journals, strong written and oral communication skills, and possess a driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment and become certified to drive University of Idaho vehicles. Preferred qualification include a familiarity working with large forest inventory datasets and advanced statistical modeling skills with R and/or SAS. Funding is available for 1 year, with the potential for continued funding based on satisfactory performance. Starting salary is $50k/year plus benefits. Apply at https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/15582. In addition to uploaded the required CV and Cover Letter, also include copies of publications published in the last 3 years and contact information for 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately with highest priority given to those that apply by 31 October 2016. Contact Andrew Nelson (asnelson@uidaho.edu) for additional information. Posted: 10/11/16.

Environmental/Biotic Controls of Photosynthesis at Multiple Spatial Scales: The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to understand the environmental and biotic controls of vegetation photosynthesis from multiple spatial scales. The successful candidate will be working on leaf to canopy level measurements of solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) and its linkage to plant photosynthesis. The postdoc will be designing and conducting controlled experiments in the University of Virginia greenhouse. The postdoc will also be responsible for making canopy SIF measurements at several forested sites, and analyzing the environmental and biotic controls of the SIF-GPP relationship. The postdoc will prepare a manuscript, based on the modeling work, for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The postdoc will work directly with Xi Yang in the Department of Environmental Sciences. A Ph.D. in plant physiology, ecology, earth system science, remote sensing, or a related field is required. Experience with leaf gas exchange measurements and greenhouse experiments is preferred. Strong skills in verbal and written communication of scientific results, ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of interdisciplinary teams, and ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks are critical skills. This position will remain open until filled. Contact Xi Yang (xiyang@virginia.edu) for more information. To apply and see the full description: jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80498 [ignore listed review date - position still open]. Posted: 2/6/17.

Forest Ecology/Entomology: Two positions at the Swedish University of Agricultural University SLU, Uppsala - Associate Senior Lecturer in Ecology with special emphasis on forest protection against economically important insect pests. We are interested in candidates with experience and interest in research on insect pests in forests with the aim to reduce their damage and achieve sustainable pest management strategies. A suitable research focus is interactions between insect pest and host tree, including both the insect's behaviour and the tree's defenses and resistance to damage. Other appropriate research areas are how to counteract the damage by applying knowledge about pest-insect population dynamics, the impact of natural enemies and by forest management measures. The Associate Senior Lecturer is expected to conduct high-quality research generating results that can be implemented in practical forestry. Deadline: April 21, 2017. Senior lecturer with collaboration duties in forest entomology - focus on insect pests. The subject area includes studies of forest insect´s ecology, distribution and dynamics as well as development of forest protection methods against insects. It is of particular interest that the senior lecturer contributes with knowledge in the subject area that can be put into practice regarding how to limit the negative impacts of forest insect pests, and that it contributes to the management of various conflicting objectives in forestry. The senior lecturer should within the subject area lead and develop SLU's cooperation with the surrounding community, conduct counseling to actors in the forestry sector and to the public, and conduct research as well as participate in teaching. Advice on insect pests in forests at the national level is an essential part of the job. The senior lecturer is expected to conduct active research in any part of the subject area and to take part in the education at the faculty. The position involves contacts with both Swedish and foreign stakeholders and authorities and with the international scientific community. Applications close on April 30, 2017. Posted: 4/3/17.

Tree Responses to Insect Herbivores and Drought: Seeking Two Postdoctoral Fellows in Chemical Ecology & Ecophysiology, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Description of positions: The interdisciplinary project goal is to characterize the contributions that metabolomics and genomics-assisted tree breeding can play in comprehensive forest planning. Postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) sought for this project to assess the activities of tree defense and ecophysiological responses to insect herbivory and drought. The PDFs will characterize the secondary compounds, anatomy, and ecophysiology of two conifer species (lodgepole pine and white spruce) in response to insect herbivory and drought treatments in both greenhouse trials and associated progeny field trials in Alberta. The PDFs will be responsible for conducting and coordinating both lab and field investigations that include anatomical and chemical characterization of tree defenses, assessment of 13C, gas exchange, and chlorophyll fluorescence plant drought response, implementation of greenhouse and field experiments, data management, statistical analyses, writing reports and peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, and interact with industrial and government partners. The PDFs will also assist with supervision of full and part-time research assistants and undergraduate students. Even though each PDF will have his/her own research projects, it is expected that they work and collaborate together. Salary: $50k+ benefits. Required qualifications: PhD in a relevant field is required. The ideal candidate should have background and experience in chemical ecology, ecophysiology, entomology, forest ecology, with strong analytical chemistry of plant secondary compounds (primarily terpenes and phenolics) using GC-MS and LC-MS, and writing skills. Suitable applicants with a primary background in one or more areas, plus interest in other research areas, are encouraged to apply. Application instructions: All individuals interested in these positions must submit: (1) an updated CV; and (2) a cover letter explaining their qualities, including a list of 3 references and along with their contact information (a maximum of 2 pages). Applications should be sent by email to Nadir Erbilgin (erbilgin@aulberta.ca) and Barb Thomas (bthomas@ualberta.ca) by the closing date. Please list “PDF application in Tree Responses to Insect Herbivores and Drought” in the subject heading. Closing date: November 30, 2016. Supervisors: Nadir Erbilgin and Barb Thomas. Expected start date: January 2017 (with some flexibility). Terms: 1-4 years (1st year initial appointment, with additional years subject to satisfactory performance). Posted: 9/28/16.

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.

Local to Global Carbon Fluxes: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher. This postdoctoral researcher position focuses on improving our understanding of local to global carbon fluxes by integrating recent theoretical advances, existing eddy covariance data, mechanistic modeling, and a large volume of remote sensing data. The project is in large part motivated by implications of a potential ‘Kok’ effect (i.e. light inhibition of leaf-level respiration) for existing eddy covariance partitioning methods. This position is funded under a recent NASA award, and the researcher will work closely with collaborators at JPL and Stanford. The successful candidate will focus on the following areas: 1.) the integration of new published theory on photosynthesis (the PR evolutionary optimality model) into an existing carbon flux framework with detailed radiative transfer, including optimization and uncertainty analysis and comparisons to independent remote-sensing products; 2.) hypothesis testing of the Kok effect and its implications for eddy covariance (EC) flux partitioning; and 3.) a multi-scale investigation into the drivers of variability in carbon fluxes using atmospheric CO2 data, transport models, and geostatistical inversion and regression approaches. Analyzing and quantifying the implications of updated knowledge for interactions between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere will be important components of the research. You as the ideal candidate will be expected to be highly creative, have strong numerical and critical thinking skills, experience working with large datasets, and a working familiarity with the processes governing the global terrestrial carbon cycle. For details see Postdoctoral Researcher (Climate & Ecosystem)-83804. Please apply by close of business on June 24, 2017. Posted: 6/9/17.

FLUXNET Upscaling or Carbon Cycle Modeling: The Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the upscaling of FLUXNET (or AmeriFlux) flux observations or carbon cycle modeling. This project will upscale FLUXNET (or AmeriFlux) flux observations to the continental or global scale using data-driven approaches (e.g., regression tree) or process-based modeling approaches (e.g., CLM) and then examine land-atmosphere carbon exchange particularly the interannual variability and trends of carbon fluxes. A variety of satellite data streams (e.g., MODIS, OCO-2, and/or SMAP) will be used (or assimilated) in the upscaling or modeling. This position is funded by NASA, and may be renewed annually for up to three years, depending on satisfactory performance. A Ph.D. in areas such as ecology, meteorology, biogeochemistry, atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, environmental science, or a related field is required. Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly motivated. Ideal candidates should have at least some of the following experience: handling and processing of large data sets, data-driven approaches (e.g., regression tree), ecosystem or land surface modeling (e.g., CLM), satellite remote sensing, and synthesis of in-situ observations. Strong communication, writing, and programming skills and publication record are highly desirable. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Jingfeng Xiao (j.xiao@unh.edu) via email with the subject line “Application for 2017 postdoctoral position”. Posted: 1/8/17.

Ecosystem-Atmosphere Exchange: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a collaborative team from University of New Mexico, conducting research on ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water and energy in semi-arid ecosystems. Our group operates a network of nine eddy covariance flux towers sites distributed across a 1500 m elevation gradient in New Mexico that monitor ecosystem-atmosphere fluxes and associated plant physiological and microbial processes. We encourage individuals with a record of experience and research productivity in one or more of the following areas to apply: (i) EC flux tower or other land-surface flux datasets; (ii) physiological, ecosystem, ecohydrology and/or landscape ecology with an emphasis on analyzing large datasets; (iii) ecosystem modeling with emphasis on land surface models such as the Community Land Model. This position is available for one year initially, with potential to renew annually for 3 years based on performance. This position requires an interest in exploring how fluxes in these rapidly changing biomes are responding to disturbance and climate change, a Ph.D in plant physiological ecology, ecosystem ecology, biometeorology, biogeochemistry, or related field, demonstrated programming expertise in Matlab and/or R, successful publication record and excellent written and oral communication skills. Please send a cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact information of three references by email to Dr. Marcy Litvak (mlitvak@unm.edu). Position is available beginning September 15, 2016. Posted: 8/24/16.

Arctic and Temperate Watershed Biogeochemistry: 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 (MSU). The postdoc will lead efforts to analyze and model solute flux patterns across Arctic and Temperate watersheds using large extant data sets and new high-frequency data from stream sensor systems. The overarching research goal is to quantify controls on dissolved organic matter and nutrient production, processing, and transport through freshwater ecosystems, and to assess how these controls are being altered by regional and global changes. The postdoc will work with 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 is a large and vibrant community for water research, and this position is only one of several watershed science postdoctoral associate positions in our department. The postdoc will be actively mentored to achieve their professional goals, including individualized mentoring plans focused on technical skills training, professional networking, establishing interdisciplinary collaborations, mentoring students, and eventual job placement. The position requires a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, environmental engineering, or a related field by the start date of employment. Preferred research skills and interests include demonstrated knowledge of catchment biogeochemistry, mechanistic modeling, geospatial analysis, machine learning, statistical modeling, and time series analysis. Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB, Python, and/or R) are highly desirable. A record of publications and knowledge of biogeochemistry and catchment science is desired. We will begin reviewing applications on 15 June 2017. Start date is flexible in 2017, but preferably in Summer/Fall 2017. Direct questions about the position to Dr. Jay Zarnetske (jpz@msu.edu). 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) to Dr. Jay Zarnetske (jpz@msu.edu) and cc all correspondences to geosci@msu.edu. Posted: 5/31/17.

Biogeochemical Cycling: The Claremont Colleges in southern California seeks applicants to fill a two-year fully funded Postdoc position exploring biogeochemical cycling in coastal environments in east Asia, starting in Thailand. Funded as part of a multi-year Luce Foundation initiative, the Postdoc will address research questions related to biogeochemical cycling in the context of land use change, aquaculture, watershed management and/or coastal geomorphology. The Postdoc will work as part of a larger, transdisciplinary group seeking to understand the impact of global change and land use transitions in aquatic ecosystems in east Asian. Experience with geochemical instrumentation, quantitative datasets, and strong interest or demonstrated experience in east Asia are beneficial. A demonstrated publication record is also preferred. The Claremont Colleges are highly selective undergraduate institutions. The applicant will have the opportunity to work with undergraduate researchers and teach one course a year with close mentoring from Claremont Faculty to promote strong teaching skills for future potential career goals. This position is ideal for scientists interested in exploring career opportunities that incorporate research and teaching. Anticipated start date is August 1st, 2017. Apply via the full job ad. For additional information, please contact Dr. Branwen Williams, Claremont McKenna-Pitzer-Scripps Colleges (BWilliams@kecksci.claremont.edu) and Dr. Marc Los Huertos, Pomona College (marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu). Review of applications will start on May 19th. Posted: 5/5/17.

Soil Carbon Cycling: The Climate & Ecosystems Division of Berkeley Lab (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) has an opening for a Soil Carbon Cycling Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will research the controls of soil carbon cycling and how they vary with climate and soil depth. They will setup and run a field experiment and will use isotopically labeled carbon substrates to study the effect of warming, plant inputs, and microbial community on the transformation, mineralization, and stabilization of soil carbon. There is also the opportunity to study longer term impacts of warming at an existing whole-soil warming experiment. The goals of this project are to develop a more mechanistic understanding of soil biogeochemistry and to improve Earth system model representation of soil response to climate change. The project comprises a multi-disciplinary team including microbiologists, biogeochemists, and ecosystem modelers. We seek a scientist who is deeply interested in soil biogeochemistry,excited about doing fieldwork, and values interacting with empiricists and modelers of different disciplines. For details and to apply see Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate & Ecosystems)-83375. Posted: 3/14/17.

Soil Organic Carbon: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara seeks candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to advance understanding and managing of soil organic matter for environmental outcomes and human well-being. The Fellow will be responsible for leading several analyses in a recently funded SNAPP (Science for Nature and People Partnership) working group project aimed at developing quantitative targets to manage soil organic matter for environmental and human outcomes. The Fellow will be able to participate in environmental data science trainings at NCEAS and similar organizations. The Fellow is also expected to pursue an independent research program of her or his design that addresses soil organic matter through analysis and synthesis of existing data. In the role of working group participant, the Fellow will be integrally involved in: 1) spatial analysis to determine priority areas for building soil organic matter in California rangelands; 2) spatial analysis of the potential contribution of soil organic matter to crop yield and yield variability in Midwestern row-crop agriculture; 3) working closely with The Nature Conservancy staff and other practitioners to develop specific strategies to manage soil for environmental and human outcomes in California and through the Soil Health Partnership 4) participating in SNAPP working group meetings. The successful candidate will work most directly with workshop PI Stephen Wood at The Nature Conservancy and participant Mark Bradford at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The SNAPP working group is comprised of global leaders in soil science, rangeland management, agriculture, and economics from academia, government, and NGOs. This offers a unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with a diverse set of thought leaders. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) is a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) to create a fundamentally different way to identify and tackle large-scale challenges that threaten the integrity of nature and human wellbeing. Please apply at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01002 Primary consideration will be given to completed applications submitted before May 25, 2017. Posted: 5/1/17.

Soil Organic Carbon: NCEAS, University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks candidates for a Postdoctoral Scholar position as part of a recently funded SNAPP working group project aimed at developing quantitative targets to manage soil organic matter for environmental and human outcomes. The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) is a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) to create a fundamentally different way to identify and tackle large-scale challenges that threaten the integrity of nature and human wellbeing. The post-doctoral researcher will be integrally involved in: 1) analysis to determine “hot spots” of potential to build up soil organic matter in California rangelands and Midwestern row crop agriculture; 2) an empirical literature review to predictively quantify environmental and human benefits of soil organic matter for two Nature Conservancy programs—California rangelands and the Soil Health Partnership, a collaboration between the Conservancy and the National Corn Growers Association to promoted sustainable soil management practices in the Midwest; 3) working with TNC staff and other practitioners to develop specific strategies to manage soil for environmental and human outcomes in California and through the Soil Health Partnership; and 4) participation in the SNAPP working group meetings. The successful candidate will work with workshop PI Stephen Wood and participant Mark Bradford, both at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The SNAPP working group is comprised of global leaders in soil science, rangeland management, agriculture, and economics from academia, government, and NGOs, offering a unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with a diverse set of thought leaders. Please apply through https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00921. Primary consideration given to completed applications submitted by January 31, 2017. Posted: 12/13/16.

Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: Post Doctorate RA - Terrestrial Ecosystems, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. The qualified candidate will participate in integrated experimental and modeling research projects in the area of terrestrial carbon cycle processes that impact the exchange of carbon and other biocritical nutrients in the land-water-atmosphere system using diverse experimental and computational platforms available at the EMSL User Facility. They will also contribute to the EMSL User program by assisting users in accessing and utilizing EMSL’s state of the art facilities and expertise to enhance the impact of their research. Qualifications: Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Must have excellent communication, oral presentation, and writing skills. The preferred candidate will have evidence of extensive experience in 1) genome and other ‘omic investigations of ecosystem function, and/or 2) molecular characterization of terrestrial ecosystems at either field or laboratory scale using techniques such as advanced spectroscopic, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and stable isotopic approaches and/or advanced imaging techniques such as electron microscopy and computed tomography. Candidates with experience linking these methods with process explicit models are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics, Biochemistry or related discipline from an accredited university of college. They must also have direct experience and expertise in in the investigation of ecosystems at either field or laboratory scale. For details and to apply see: Job ID: 306112. Posted: 12/6/16.

Modeling Microbial Processes Under Environmental Change: One full-time postdoctoral position and one graduate student position are available at the University of California Irvine in Dr. Steven Allison’s research group. Successful candidates should have interests in microbial processes, soil carbon cycling, and/or ecosystem ecology and experience in mathematical, computational, or data sciences. A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is strongly recommended for postdoctoral candidates and encouraged for graduate student applicants. Positions are funded by the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and European Research Council. Potential projects include: · Trait-based modeling of microbial communities and functioning under drought conditions · Modeling of greenhouse gas fluxes in Australian tropical forests · Development and parameterization of microbial-ecosystem models · Model-data integration with soil priming effects. Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter to allisons@uci.edu as soon as convenient. In addition, postdoctoral candidates should apply at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03545. Prospective graduate students should apply through relevant graduate programs in biological sciences, physical sciences, or gateway programs. Note that graduate application deadlines are often December 1. Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to apply by August 1, 2017. Posted: 5/31/17.

Carbon Cycling in Thawing Permafrost Peatlands: The University of New Hampshire has a Research Scientist II (or Postdoctoral Researcher) opening for a DOE-funded project. The successful candidate will be located in Berkeley, California at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), but will work with project members at multiple institutions on this multi-disciplinary project. The project focuses on the carbon cycle in thawing permafrost peatlands, related plant and microbial processes, and climate feedbacks. The position calls for expertise in numerical methods for land-surface modeling; uncertainty quantification; parameter estimation; and microbial biochemistry, abiotic, and plant processes and interactions. The successful candidate may focus on several relevant processes, questions, and scales, related to coupled hydrological and biogeochemical dynamics, nutrient and carbon interactions, plant and microbe interactions, and climate feedbacks. We are also interested in developing methods to evaluate, against observations, process-level and emergent model responses, and in developing model benchmarking approaches. Essential Qualifications: • Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline; • Graduate Student or Postdoctoral research experience in ecosystem modeling, with specific modeling skills in coupled hydrological, biogeochemical, and atmospheric processes; • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including scientific writing and presentation skills; • Ability to develop, test, run, and analyze multi-scale coupled hydrological and biogeochemical cycle models; • Good knowledge of site- to watershed-scale hydrological and biogeochemical dynamics; • Ability to work collaboratively in a modeling group. Apply at: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/24384 For more information, please contact William Riley (wjriley@lbl.gov). Closing Date: 1/6/2017. Posted: 11/29/16.

Radiocarbon constraints for modeling C dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems: The Department of Biogeochemical Processes at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry is offering a position for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist (100%) as part of the ERC project 14Constraint “Radiocarbon constraints for modeling C dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems: from process understanding to global benchmarking”. The residence times of carbon in vegetation and soil are diagnostic properties of ecosystems in different biomes, determining how long it takes for fixed CO2 to return to the atmosphere. Belowground processes affecting C residence times are however still poorly understood. Radiocarbon (14C) is an important tool to study the flow of carbon through soils and entire ecosystems. The goal of 14Constraint is to enhance the availability and use of radiocarbon data as constraints for process-based understanding of the age distribution of carbon in and respired by soils and ecosystems. A team of researchers is envisioned who will (1) work collaboratively with others on building an open community database of 14C data; (2) fill gaps in data and understanding by making new radiocarbon measurements in soil and respired CO2, (3) use models to interpret data for improving models of soil C cycling and (4) produce global data products for comparison with models. This postdoc will be expected to contribute mostly to goals (1), (2) and (3), primarily by making new measurements of litter and soil C cycling over a wide range of biomes to answer questions about: the relative roles of climate, vegetation and lithology/mineralogy in determining the age of C stored in and respired from soil. The postdoc will work with ~2 PhD students as well as researchers at MPI-BGC and international collaborators to answer these questions. The ideal candidate will have interests and/or experience in both measurement and/or modelling of radiocarbon as a tracer for dynamics of soil organic matter. Responsibilities will depend on the interests and expertise of the selected candidate, but will include working with PhD students on the project, and interfacing with the 14C AMS laboratory in Jena. Some field work (soil sampling) will be required. Requirements: • highly motivated scientist who holds a PhD in earth system science, soil science, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology or a closely related field • expertise in the measurement and interpretation of radiocarbon and stable isotopes • knowledge of soil processes and sampling/measurement methods • capacity for teamwork and excellent communication skills • willingness to design and undertake field sampling campaigns in different biomes • proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. The place of work is Jena, Germany. The position is open as early as the 1st January 2017. Initial appointment will be for two years, with possibility for extension up to 5 years. Further information can be provided by: Susan Trumbore: phone: +49-(0) 3641 57 6110, Email: trumbore@bgc-jena.mpg.de; she will also be at the Fall AGU meeting. Applications with a detailed CV (including research qualifications, previous employments, publication list, and contact details of at least two references) should be sent until the 20 December to Susan Trumbore, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Hans Knoll Straße 10, 07745 Jena, Germany or by E-Mail to trumbore@bgc-jena.mpg.de. Posted: 11/17/16.

Soil Organic Matter Modelling: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position for developing a new generation soil carbon model that includes the current consolidated view of soil organic matter structure and protection mechanisms and is able to represent soil organic matter dynamics with measurable functional pools. The fellow will be mentored by Francesca Cotrufo and Keith Paustian. This position is part of a larger project led by Matthew Wallenstein with the goal to improve our mechanistic understanding and modelling of soil organic matter formation and decomposition, to better forecast climate-carbon feedbacks in the Arctic. Required Qualifications: The postdoctoral fellow must have earned their Ph.D. by December 2016. Candidates must demonstrate experience and expertise in soil organic matter dynamics and modelling, and a broad perspective of ecosystem processes. Desired: Candidates should exhibit a strong ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team. Prior experience with modelling is highly desired. Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written), and a high level of productivity should be demonstrated. More detailed description of job position and application procedures are available at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/35987. Posted: 8/24/16.

Mangrove Biogeochemistry: The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to examine aquatic carbon cycling in the coastal Florida Everglades, situated in the largest contiguous mangrove forest in North America. This multi-disciplinary project, with investigators from University of Hawaii, NASA, NOAA and the National Park Service, aims to quantify the seasonal variability in sources and sinks of aquatic carbon in order to determine the fate of CO2 sequestered by mangroves of the coastal Florida Everglades. The project will use a combination of 3He/SF6 tracer release experiments, underway and discrete measurements of carbon concentrations and isotopes during process studies in the Florida coastal Everglades. The successful applicant will join a research group focused on studying transport and mixing in natural waters, and carbon cycling in coastal environments, and will be responsible for planning and leading field experiments, data reduction and analysis, as well as presentation at national/international meetings, and preparation of manuscript for publication. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The position will be based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will require travel to Florida for extended periods. The appointee should possess the following qualifications, skills, abilities and experience: 1. PhD in biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry or relevant field. ?2. Demonstrated relevant publication record in refereed journals. ?3. Demonstrated experience in carbon cycle research in estuaries. ?4. Experience in one or more of the following: measurements of trace gases with gas chromatography, measurements of pCO2, pH, alkalinity, DIC, and d13C 5. Experienced in multidisciplinary, team-based research activities with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. ?6. Highly developed organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. ?7. A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing, and occasionally harsh environmental conditions. 8. Experience in applying workplace health and safety procedures for field work, laboratories and laboratory equipment. For questions about the position, or to apply for the position, please email Prof. David Ho at david.ho@hawaii.edu. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a personal statement describing research experience and interests, addressing each of the selection criteria, relevant peer-reviewed publications, and names and contact information of three referees. Evaluation will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2016. Posted: 9/13/16.

Soil Biogeochemistry and Restoration in Arid Systems: University of Nevada, Reno. Postdoc position at nexus of plant restoration, soil biogeochemistry, and ecosystem resilience in arid ecosystems. The laboratories of Drs. Benjamin Sullivan and Elizabeth Leger invite applications for a post-doctoral level research associate. The postdoc will lead research investigations into plant-soil interactions in native arid land and restored arid fields and the resilience of ecosystem functions in these ecosystems. The project will build on existing and ongoing research into restoration of old fields in arid ecosystems. The questions motivating this research are both applied and fundamental in scope, and the work will consist of a balance between field and laboratory research. The ideal candidate will have both a strong publication record, mentoring experience, and excellent communication skills. Preferred qualifications include soil biogeochemical laboratory skills, molecular sequencing and data analysis, and experience with field research. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in soil ecology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, or a related field prior to appointment. Previous field experience in arid ecosystems is encouraged, but not a pre-requisite. Funding for this position is available for one year beginning in December 2016. To apply: prospective candidates should email (in a single PDF file) a cover letter, CV, one page-statement of experience and interest, and the names and contact information of three references to Ben Sullivan (bsullivan@cabnr.unr.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2016. Posted: 9/13/16.

Nutrient Network Coordinator: Post-Doctoral Researcher: Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; University of Minnesota We seek to hire a conceptually driven post-doctoral researcher to work on a collaborative team conducting and publishing scholarly research within the broad purview of the Nutrient Network (NutNet), a globally distributed experiment manipulating herbivores and nutrient supplies in grassland ecosystems at over 100 grassland sites in more the 20 countries. The successful applicant will conduct their own research and also foster collaborative research with a research team of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students who are conducting research at individual NutNet sites. They will also have the chance to collect and analyze new network-scale data from field sites or existing data sources to address novel questions. We are particularly interested in applicants with strong data and analytical skills, as an important part of this position is to manage data to facilitate collaborative research within the network and to help NutNet scientists with decisions on experimental implementation, data collection, and data management. Demonstration of excellent writing and communication skills is an essential qualification for this position. Review of applications will begin 1 March 2017. Starting date is negotiable and may begin as soon as possible. Questions about this position should be addressed to Drs. Elizabeth Borer (borer@umn.edu), or Eric Seabloom (seabloom@umn.edu). Apply for Job Opening ID: 315657 via http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Posted: 2/14/17.

Grassland Biogeochemistry: A postdoctoral associate in biogeochemistry is sought to work on an NSF-funded project exploring the effects of nitrogen enrichment on grassland soil organic matter dynamics across a network of fertilization experiments in the Central Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest, part of the Nutrient Network. The appointment is in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. The position is for one year with potential for renewal, to begin between August 15-September 15, 2016. The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate with other postdocs and PIs characterizing microbial communities and integrating empirical results into process models; interact with Nutrient Network researchers; and interact with Cedar Creek LTER researchers. Review of applications will begin Aug. 1 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should contact Sarah Hobbie, shobbie@umn.edu. Posted: 7/11/16.

Tropical Methane Emissions in Wetland and Freshwater Environments: Stanford University, the Carnegie Institution for Science, and NASA Goddard seek a full-time postdoctoral earth scientist in remote sensing, geospatial analyses, or biogeosciences to improve spatial scaling of tropical methane emissions using hyperspectral, multispectral and other remote sensing approaches. The successful candidate should have expertise in remote sensing and geospatial analysis—to refine mapping of habitats relevant to the methane cycle in the Amazon and southeast Asia—with experience in modeling or field sampling of methane emissions in tropical systems also desirable. Project investigators include Rob Jackson, Greg Asner, and Ben Poulter. This international collaboration is part of a larger effort to improve understanding of sources and sinks in the global methane cycle through the Global Carbon Project. The postdoctoral scientist will have additional opportunities to interact with other researchers examining arctic and boreal methane emissions on the same grant and to link with other international efforts. 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. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply by April 15, 2017, for full consideration. Posted: 3/20/17.

Spatial Scaling of Methane Emissions in Boreal and Arctic Environments: Stanford University, Stockholm University, and Ohio State University seek a full-time postdoctoral earth scientist in remote sensing, geospatial analyses or biogeosciences to improve spatial scaling of methane emissions in boreal and arctic environments. The successful candidate will have expertise in remote sensing and geospatial analysis—to refine mapping of land forms relevant to the methane cycle—and/or experience in field sampling of methane emissions and permafrost and peatland soils. Project investigators include Rob Jackson, Gustaf Hugelius, and Kaiguang Zhao. This international collaboration is part of a larger effort to improve understanding of sources and sinks in the global methane cycle through the Global Carbon Project. The postdoctoral scientist will also have opportunities to interact with other researchers examining wetland and tropical methane emissions on the same grant and to link with other international efforts, including the Permafrost Carbon Network and COUP (Constraining uncertainties in the permafrost-climate feedback). Send a CV, statement of interests, and three letters of recommendation to: rob.jackson@stanford.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply by February 1st, 2017, for full consideration. Posted: 12/14/16.

Trace Gas and Isotope Biogeochemistry, Brazil: We (Saleska research group) are looking for a creative post-doctoral scientist with a strong background in instrumentation, isotope biogeochemistry, and/or modeling to join an interdisciplinary “ecosystem genomics” team seeking to discover how microbial community composition and metabolism scale to the ecosystem biogeochemistry of carbon, focusing on a carbon-rich biome critical for understanding feedbacks to climate change. The position will focus on methane cycling across land use types in the Amazon of Brazil. The candidate will manage cutting edge field instrumentation, lead interpretation of resultant data on isotopic composition of fluxes and concentrations of carbon cycle gases, and work as part of an international team studying the molecular microbial ecology of carbon cycling using multiple methods (from metagenomics of microbial communities to ecosystem fluxes). Facility with using a mathematical modeling framework to interpret field observations is desirable, as are original ideas for complementary investigations of microbial community ecology. The position is based at the University of Arizona, but will involve significant time commitments at international research sites and collaborator institutions. These are exceptional opportunities to learn new techniques and to make major scientific contributions to problems of both scientific and societal interest using cutting-edge technology. The position requires excellent communication skills and also an ability to take a leadership role for specific project components and collaborate with members of a broad international and interdisciplinary team. Fluency in (or a desire to learn) Portuguese is strongly desired. This is an interdisciplinary research program, and the candidate need not to be familiar with all of the relevant methods, but a strong science background relevant to isotope biogeochemistry, including field instrumentation, and interpretation of data within a mathematical modeling framework, is desired. Please send inquiries to Dr. Scott Saleska (saleska@email.arizona.edu) or Dr Laura Meredith (laurameredith@email.arizona.edu). Full job ad. [Note: posted after official review date, but job still open.] Posted: 9/13/16.

Coastal Rainforest Margins Carbon Flux: The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with members of the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network to develop a regional carbon flux model for the north Pacific temperate rainforest region. The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, with opportunity to travel and work with team members at other institutions as needed. This position is a one-year term, benefit-eligible position with a chance for renewal. All applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., hydrology, bio-geochemistry, environmental science). The best candidate will have a background in hydrology and aquatic bio geochemistry, and will also have basic computational skills including: * Proficiency in programming languages such as R and/or Matlab * Programming experience for processing and analyzing data, running analytic models, and plotting results * Experience using ArcGIS to visualize geo-spatial data * Experience successfully working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic background is preferred The postdoc will work with Allison Bidlack (PI) and members of the interdisciplinary CRMRN team, including David Butman (University of Washington), Suzanne Tank (University of Alberta), Eran Hood (UAS), and Bill Floyd (Vancouver Island University). The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, with opportunity to travel and work with team members at other institutions in the US and Canada as needed. View the job posting for details and to apply. For more information, contact Allison Bidlack (albidlack[at]alaska[dot]edu). Review date: 12/5/16. Posted: 11/16/16.

Arctic Warming: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Arctic Warming Postdoctoral Fellow. You will pioneer a new type of permafrost-tundra warming experiment. This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scholar who will work with a team of scientists studying ecosystem response to warming in Alaska as part of the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment - Arctic (NGEE). You will develop and implement a novel soil warming experiment on the Seward Peninsula of Alaska and measure the impact on CO2 and CH4 fluxes and other aspects of biogeochemical cycling. They will improve the design based on our successful prototype, manage the instrumentation of the site for warming and microclimate monitoring, carry out measurement campaigns, and write papers based on the experiment. They will help coordinate work by others at the experiment, and assist NGEE team members with their research on trace gas flux, energy balance, and shrub distributions in the Arctic at other locations. The successful candidate will be largely responsible for running the experiment, archiving data, and collaborating with scientists from other disciplines. Data from the warming experiment will also be used by the larger team to develop empirical assessments and test models. The successful candidate will spend a significant amount of time in Alaska. At Berkeley Lab, they will work with Margaret Torn, Bill Riley, and others. The position start time is Spring 2017. To be considered, (1) provide your CV; (2) one-two page application letter describing research interests and relevant experience; (3) contact information for three references; and (4) one-two publications via LBNL’s jobs portal. Full consideration date: February 22, 2017. Posted: 1/30/17.

Arctic Ecology and Climate Change: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research associate for newly funded research on shrub functional traits and belowground carbon cycling in the Alaskan tundra. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Jennifer Fraterrigo and Feng Sheng Hu at the University of Illinois as part of a collaborative effort with research partners Drs. Ken Tape and Eugenie Euskirchen at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Responsibilities will include field data collection to characterize plant traits and belowground carbon cycling, sample and data analysis, and writing scientific publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue new research directions, and will help manage the lab and interact with graduate and undergraduate students. The initial term of appointment is one year, renewable for one additional year contingent upon satisfactory progress. The expected start date is January 1, 2017. Required: PhD in ecology, environmental science or a closely related field within the past 5 years; field research experience measuring plant traits (preferably for arctic vegetation) and soil carbon cycling; experience with statistical analysis using the R programming language; strong publication record. Desired: Experience with hierarchical modeling in a Bayesian framework; strong communication skills that allow for working effectively as a member of a spatially distributed collaborative research team. Candidates should email (in a single PDF file) a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and accomplishments, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references to Dr. Jennifer Fraterrigo (jmf@illinois.edu). Please indicate 'Arctic Postdoc' in the subject line. Inquires should also be directed to Dr. Fraterrigo. Review of applications will begin July 18th, 2016. Posted: 7/11/16.

Data Mining for Environmental Geosciences: Pennsylvania State University’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a recently funded NSF project to explore the distribution of methane concentrations and emissions in natural waters in regions of shale gas development. We seek one postdoc for a one-year term with excellent chances for reappointment (funding is available for up to 3 years). The best candidate will have a background in both geosciences and computing and will work in an interdisciplinary team. The best candidate will have been trained in the domains of oil and gas geology, hydrology, or geochemistry but will also have basic computational skills including (1) proficiency in programming languages such as R and Matlab, and (2) experience in using programming to process and analyze data, run analytic models, and plot results. Experience in using ArcGIS to visualize geo-spatial data would be helpful. The postdoc will work with Susan Brantley and Zhenhui (Jessie) Li in a team with graduate students and will be exposed to environmental geosciences and data mining techniques. Candidates should include a letter of interest, a CV, and contact information for three references with your application. Please contact Jessie Li (jessieli[at]ist.psu[dot]edu) or Susan Brantley (brantley[at]geosc.psu[dot]edu) with questions. Apply to job #66615. Posted: 9/14/16, revised: 10/27/16.

Critical Zone Hydrology/Geochemistry: The Laboratory of Hydrology and Geochemistry of Strasbourg (LHyGeS), France seeks to hire a CNRS researcher/scientist to reinforce its expertise in Surface Earth Sciences, especially but not exclusively in the domains of bio-mineral reactivity, hydrology, hydrological modeling, isotope geochemistry and/or bio-geochemistry, quantitative geomorphology. The position is open to any candidate holder of a Ph-D, with a recognized solid experience and who wants to develop an original and innovative research activity within a lab heavily involved in studying and modeling the “Critical Zone” and its responses to anthropic perturbations. The competition for the position is very selective and held at a National level. It is proceeded in two successive steps, namely an application procedure in December 2016, and then after a first National selection in view of professional records, an eventual interview in April 2017. Application, CV, professional records, research project, etc. can be written either in French or in English. It is noteworthy that the position at CNRS is that of a permanent researcher. Any person interested is kindly invited to inform François Chabaux (lab Director) and pass him along a detailed CV including a depiction of the main previous research activities and those planed at LHyGeS. The names and e-mail addresses of three referent persons are also welcomed. The deadline for this first contact is October, 30, 2016. The candidate selected by the Lab for further application will be invited in Strasbourg in November 2016 with the aim of presenting his (her) application and discussing on how to build a research project housed by the Lab. Contact : F. Chabaux, Director, fchabaux[at]unistra[dot]fr. Deadline : 2016 October 30th. Posted: 10/11/16.

Critical Zone Geophysics: In January 2016, as part of the UK Newton Fund activities, NERC in collaboration with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) agreed to support five projects under the theme “Using Critical Zone Science to Understand Sustaining the Ecosystem Service of Soil & Water (CZO)”. The five projects address a broad range of challenges facing the sustainability of ecosystem services of soil and water in China and address specific research questions at a range of spatial and temporal scales. Each project has adopted specific experimental methods to address the research questions posed. Recently, funds were been made available by NERC to provide dedicated geophysical equipment and research staff to support experimental investigations in all five projects. We are now seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to join the research team and take a lead in geophysical investigations at the five study sites. We anticipate a focus on the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR), electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and electromagnetic induction mapping in order to provide 2D and 3D models of the subsurface. You should have a PhD, with a track record in relevant geophysical methods applied to soil and groundwater investigations. You should also have good organizational skills, be able to co-ordinate field campaigns, work independently but also interact effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. Excellent communication skills (report and paper writing; oral presentations) are also necessary. You will be based at Lancaster University but involved in extensive field experiments at the Chinese field sites, the data from which will be used to develop plot-scale, and ultimately watershed-scale, models. Lancaster has an established track record of the use of geophysics for tackling hydrological problems at a wide range of scales. We have developed in-house data analysis techniques (e.g. inversion codes) that will be utilised. We have experience of running international PhD training courses in hydrogeophysics and anticipate running a more general hydrogeophysics training course in China, allied with Chinese researchers with expertise in geophysical methods. The successful candidate will assist in such training ventures. This is a fixed term appointment commencing on 3 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. See the full job posting for details. Further details are available from Prof. Andrew Binley (a.binley@lancaster.ac.uk). Closes: 30th October 2016. Posted: 9/27/16.

Critical Zone Scientist: The Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (SSCZO) is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position. The successful candidate will use and synthesize existing data collected in and around the SSCZO to better understand the geophysical, geochemical, hydrologic, and ecological controls on the development and function of the Critical Zone (CZ). The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in fields related to CZ development along with demonstrated experience in linking geospatial, remotely sensed and in-situ datasets of water, nutrient, soil, vegetation, geochemistry, geophysics, and meteorology. Experience in landscape-scale modeling is also an asset. Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in a relevant area (Earth System Science / Hydrology); well-developed data analysis and/or modeling skills as demonstrated per publication record; and excellent written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. This position will be based at the University of California Merced, with the option to work with SSCZO investigators at other universities. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a short research statement and 4) names of at least three professional/academic references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Starting dates are negotiable. Priority to applications received by September 30th, 2016. Apply at https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00356. Posted: 9/14/16.

Critical Zone Water/Energy Flux Data Analyst: A Postdoctoral Research Associate is sought to conduct research spanning the Critical Zone Observatory network. This network of nine heavily instrumented landscapes is generating large datasets and deep insights into the nature of the water and energy fluxes through Earth’s living terrestrial surface. The successful applicant will be supervised by Noah Molotch (University of Colorado Boulder) and Ciaran Harman (Johns Hopkins University) to work with a team of scientists from across the network. They will synthesize these data, and answer two fundamental questions about the relationship between critical zone architecture and hydrologic function: 1) How does critical zone structure influence hydrologic processes and functions? 2) Do hydrologic processes and critical zone structures co-evolve? They will address these questions through an inter-comparison of 1) perceptual models (in the sense of a model based on words, description, diagrams, etc.) of each CZO, capturing what is understood about their internal structure and hydrologic processes, and 2) quantitative hydrologic signatures that capture essential differences in the CZOs’ hydrologic functions. The initial position is for one year, with the possibility of extension. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 8/23/16.

Coupled Earth/Social System Science/Global Environmental Change: The Earth Lab initiative, part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s “Grand Challenge: Our Space, Our Future,” seeks post-doctoral researchers to join a dynamic team pushing the frontiers of coupled earth and social system science. Earth Lab’s mission is to harness the wave of Earth data generated by aerospace platforms and other sources to better understand the pace and pattern of environmental change. Earth Lab seeks four Post-Doctoral Research Scholars to lead a research agenda in the following areas: 1. The Natural Science of Coupled Extremes, position #09415, 2. The Social and Economic Impacts of Extremes, position #09414, 3. Human Health and Environmental Change, position #09413, and 4. Settlements and Environmental Change, position #09412. These target research areas represent Earth Lab’s efforts to explore society’s vulnerability and resilience to global environmental change. For details and to apply, search CU Careers for the position number. Apply by 6/9/17 for full consideration. Posted: 5/31/17.

Modeling Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Innovative and highly motivated candidates with strong track records of research productivity are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Associate position with the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. The position will involve interdisciplinary research that integrates spatial, socioeconomic, and environmental sciences, with a focus on the operationalization of the telecoupling framework (socioeconomic and environmental interactions between coupled human-natural systems over distances). The successful candidate will have opportunities to work and collaborate on one or more of the following tasks: - Develop spatially-explicit models and tools to describe and quantify socioeconomic and environmental interactions between coupled human-natural systems - Compile and collect socioeconomic and environmental data at local, regional, national, and international scales to quantify various factors affecting feedbacks between global food security and land use - Analyze and synthesize multi-scale data to understand relationships among various factors to facilitate modeling of feedbacks between food security and land use - Modify or integrate existing global trade modeling approaches (e.g. GTAP, PEATSim) into the telecoupling framework using data and analyses listed above to allow simulation of long-term consequences for land use and food security under various scenarios (e.g., various decisions and policy options regarding land use and food security, changes in population size, climate, urbanization, biofuel demand etc.) This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic interdisciplinary group with collaborators in Brazil, China, UK, US, and other countries. Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to develop and expand collaborations within the Center and across international research groups. Preferred applicants will already have an interdisciplinary background with experience integrating GIS with analytical approaches from the economic, social, geographic, ecological, or/and agricultural sciences; have some basic experience in spatial analysis/modeling and good programming skills (e.g. Python, R, or C++); and have excellent communication skills and a PhD in a related field (e.g., computer science and engineering, conservation, ecology, economics, geography, environmental science, international trade, land science, spatial science, systems modeling and integration). This position is initially for one year, renewable depending on performance and funding. Application materials should include: (1) letter of application, (2) statement of professional goals and research experiences/interests (e.g., how experiences and interests fit with the tasks listed above), (3) CV or resume, (4) transcripts (unofficial ones are OK initially), (5) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (6) up to three representative publications, models or software programs developed by the applicant. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible. Please visit https://jobs.msu.edu (using posting number 5169) for more information and application submission. Applications are welcome until a suitable candidate is identified. Reviews of applications will begin on April 25, 2017. Start date is relatively flexible. Questions can be emailed to: Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu, liuji@msu.edu. Posted: 4/3/17.

Modeling a Coupled Human-Natural System: University of Oklahoma The Koch Lab is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers on the integrated modeling of the Oklahoma City coupled human and natural system. The position is part of the Oklahoma EPSCoR project and will focus on the development, implementation, and application of a spatio-temporal simulation model. The simulation model will make use of the Envision modeling framework in order to integrate models representing the socio-economic and biophysical components of the system. The resulting integrated model will support the analysis of the relationship between human perception of climate, vegetation, and water demand for irrigation. Required Qualifications: · Ph.D. in Geography, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Hydrology, or a related field · Programming skills (preferably C++) and experience in integrated modeling · Solid statistical and GIS skills · A strong computational background · Excellent verbal and written communication skills · Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research is a prerequisite. To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, and the names and contact information for three references as one combined .pdf document to Dr. Jennifer Koch (jakoch@ou.edu). Screening will begin September 15th, 2016. Starting Date: November 2016 or as negotiated. Posted: 8/30/16.

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.

Global Synthesis of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Applications are invited for a 2-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of a newly NASA-funded interdisciplinary project titled “The Global Land Rush: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis”. This project will conduct an integrated global synthesis of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), a growing phenomenon in the global South as governments and transnational investors seek to secure access to land in developing countries to produce food, bio-fuels, and non-agricultural commodities. Consequences of LSLAs vary widely across the globe, ranging from land improvement and creation of new livelihood opportunities to land degradation and dispossession of land from local inhabitants. The project brings together researchers at the University of Maryland and University of Alabama, and offers an exciting opportunity for a rising scholar to engage in globally impactful, interdisciplinary research. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in one or more disciplines associated with Land System Science (e.g., geography, natural resource economics, sociology, political ecology, remote sensing). Proficiency with the management and analysis of geospatial data in geographical information systems (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.) and experience with acquiring, managing, and harmonizing heterogeneous data types are required. Preferred candidates will also have experience with spatio-temporal statistical analysis (e.g., spatial regression, survival analysis), synthesis methods (e.g., meta-analysis, archetype analysis, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)), and/or familiarity with remote sensing data and time series analysis. This position is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama located in Tuscaloosa, AL. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position with a start date of January 15, 2018, but that is flexible. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2017. See full details and how to apply. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Nicholas Magliocca (nrmagliocca@ua.edu). Posted: 6/7/17.

Socio-Environmental Synthesis: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) [University of Maryland] invites applications for three exciting new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities scheduled to start in August 2017. Applicants should submit their CV and a detailed cover letter by May 31 (extended). A follow-up proposal will be requested of qualifying applicants at the end of May. (1) SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowship - Supply Chain Commitments. Applicants will propose ideas for a data synthesis or modeling project to assess effectiveness of zero-deforestation commitments in in South America. (2) SESYNC-Microsoft Postdoctoral Fellowship - Big Data and Socio-Environmental Sustainability. Applicants are expected to use one or more assets developed by Microsoft which include a high-resolution land-cover dataset of the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound Watersheds, and a variety of data collected on the presence, genetics, and environmental conditions for mosquitos and their hosts. (3) SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship - Modeling the Impacts of Climate Variability on the Nutritional Value of Crops and Potential Effects on Human Health and Well-being. Applicants will propose a project that characterizes and models the complex dynamics between climate variability, nutrition, and human health. Dr. Robert Beach of the Research Triangle Institute will be their primary Collaborating Mentor. Posted: 5/9/17, revised: 5/23/17.

Interface of environmental, social, and economic systems: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont is recruiting one or more Postdoctoral Associates to pursue research at the interface of environmental, social, and economic systems. We are seeking exceptional early-career scholars committed to connecting interdisciplinary research to important sustainability challenges. These two-year positions are the first in a new competitive postdoctoral program, with new associates to be appointed each year. Postdocs will be supervised by at least one Fellow of the Gund Institute. Co-advisors from different departments are encouraged. We expect postdocs to develop additional collaborations with UVM scholars and the institute’s wide network of external colleagues, and to participate actively in seminars, workshops, and other events hosted by the institute. Candidates must have completed a PhD by the start date, and no earlier than 5 years before it. Competitive candidates will have a strong record of success in natural or social sciences, a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work, a keen interest in connecting research to policy, and high potential to become global leaders in sustainability. Apply here. Deadline: April 21, 2017 Posted: 3/7/17.

Human-Environment Systems: The Human-Environment Systems Center (HES) at Boise State University is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to conduct social-ecological research in the High Divide region of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Land use is changing rapidly in the region, and there is an urgent need to understand the decision-making behind these changes, and their impacts to biodiversity and ecosystem services. The successful candidate will be expected to design and lead transdisciplinary research, appropriate to their interests and expertise, consistent with the broader aims of HES. Applicants with a Ph.D. from across the social, behavioral, ecological, earth or environmental sciences will be considered. The post-doctoral scientist will be co-supervised by Drs. Jodi Brandt, Neil Carter, and Vicken Hillis. HES offers a competitive postdoctoral salary and excellent benefits, with up to 24 months of funding available, contingent on performance. Review of applications will begin December 19th and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is January 2017, but is flexible, no later than May 2017. Please see the full job description and application instructions. Posted: 12/13/16.

Modeling human-wildlife interactions for conservation policy: The Carter Lab in the Human-Environment Systems Center at Boise State University invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant. Research in the Carter Lab is focused on using both the natural and social sciences to understand how coexistence between human societies and wildlife populations is achieved and maintained. The postdoc will synthesize human behaviors and land use, animal behaviors and ecology, and policy scenarios in the design and application of an agent-based model. The focus will be on the conceptual and methodological aspects of the model design and the application to the conservation of the globally-endangered tiger (Panthera tigris) in the Himalayan Lowlands, as well as the integration of knowledge from social and environmental disciplines. You will have the opportunity to: (1) Design, develop, and apply a spatially-explicit, agent-based model that integrates human decision making and animal behaviors to simulate the dynamic interactions of human communities and wildlife populations under different policy scenarios. (2) Participate in and ideally lead the submission of new research grants related to modeling of human-environment systems. (3) Disseminate project results through papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations. (4) Contribute to the yearly course on methods for quantitatively analyzing human-environment systems. We offer: (1) Excellent technical facilities. (2) The opportunity to conduct research that advances basic science and generates “on-the-ground” outcomes, with a high likelihood of influencing and improving conservation decision making. (3) Work in interdisciplinary, multinational teams. (4) Access to national and international research and conservation networks. (5) A vibrant region with a high quality of life. (6) Exciting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Complex Systems, Ecology and Evolution, Computational Biology, Conservation Biology, Coupled Natural and Human Systems, Sustainability Science, Natural Resource Management, or related fields. ABD candidates will be considered. Preferred Qualifications: (1) Proven skills in the use of software tools related to agent-based modeling. (2) Experience modeling human-wildlife interactions, wildlife behavior and movement, ecological change and dynamics, human decision making and land use. (3) Demonstrated research success through peer reviewed publications. The position is for 12 months and includes benefits. Apply: In addition to completing this application please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a Curriculum Vitae that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. Required documents should be emailed to: neilcarter@boisestate.edu. Review of documents will begin November 15, 2016. Posted: 10/10/16.

Spatial Modeling: The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is currently accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in spatial modeling with an interest in GIS, remote sensing, large spatial datasets and spatial analysis. An applicant may propose to make advances on conceptual or methodological problems related to spatial modeling or to the application of spatial analyses to advance management of the environment and natural resources or of human or environmental health and diseases. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: - Developing new tools for handling and analyzing Big Data (e.g., NEON) - Spatial, landscape explicit transmission of diseases - Linking fine scale and large scale ecological processes - Physiology trait mapping and links with climatic changes or extreme weather events - Spatial modeling of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this position, candidates with a PhD or equivalent in biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, geography, environmental science, epidemiology, civil or environmental engineering, or any other relevant field will be considered. Support: annual stipend of $51k + benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $3k. The deadline is December 18, 2016, for fellowship research beginning late spring 2017. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the deadline. How to apply: Follow the guidelines at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/. Posted: 11/21/16.

Regional Land Use Change and Urbanization Modeling: Boise State University in Boise, Idaho is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity in modeling land use change and urbanization. In support of a statewide National Science Foundation grant (IIA-1301792) and expanding research capacity in Human-Environment Systems, the researcher will conduct regional-scale spatial modeling of land use. Datasets and scenarios that you develop as a postdoc will support hydrologic modeling of managed systems and estimation of the future spatial distribution of domestic, commercial, municipal, and industrial water use. For details and to apply, see the full job ad. Posted: 8/23/16.

Dynamic modeling of foraging behavior: The Quantitative EcoDynamics lab at the University of California, Merced (PI J.D. Yeakel) in partnership with the Sevilleta LTER Program at the University of New Mexico invites applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher to study small mammal ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert of central New Mexico. The postdoc would be based at UC Merced under the direction of Yeakel, but would work closely with Seth Newsome at UNM, an animal ecologist specializing in stable isotope analysis and Co-PI on the Sevilleta LTER project. One of the primary missions of the Sevilleta LTER is to understand and ultimately predict changes in organismal populations and community dynamics in response to increasingly unpredictable changes in climate. The postdoc will develop mechanistic models of animal foraging, with a specific focus on the diverse rodent community to understand how seasonal and longer-term changes in vegetation influence foraging behavior, and how this is predicted to impact population dynamics and potentially the risk of extinction. Modeling efforts will utilize and facilitate fieldwork in the Sevilleta region, where stable isotope data, information on body condition, and the reproductive success of individual rodents spanning 10 species are currently being collected. Primary responsibilities involve all stages of research: from design, to implementation, to writing and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts describing results. We expect the postdoctoral researcher to serve as primary author on all projects that she/he leads. See the full announcement (pdf) for details and to apply. Posted: 2/8/16.

Modeling Stream Trophic Interactions: A postdoctoral position is available in the Ballantyne Lab at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia to develop models of trophic interactions and element fluxes for stream ecosystems at the Luquillo LTER in Puerto Rico. The goal of the project is to develop and parameterize a model using data from stream flow manipulations that can be used to predict the consequences of changing climate and hydrology for stream communities and coupled terrestrial-aquatic element fluxes. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work with a team of stream ecologists, biogeochemists, and climate modelers at UGA and other institutions associated with the Luquillo LTER. Experience with theory and modeling, and parameter estimation for dynamic models are highly desired. Please submit a cover letter, a current CV, a two page statement describing research interests and accomplishments, and the names and contact information for at least three references to fb4@uga.edu. To ensure full consideration, submit all materials by March 30. Please direct all inquires regarding the position to Ford Ballantyne (fb4@uga.edu). The term of appointment will be up to two years. The ideal starting date is summer, but some flexibility in the dates of the appointment exists. Posted: 10/27/16, revised: 2/22/17.

Ecosystem Modeling, Streams: Post-doctoral Fellow: Process-based modelling of responses of small streams to reach-scale and catchment-scale disturbance. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Closing date: 17th February 2017. Start date: 1st May 2017 or soon thereafter. We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a collaborative project between UBC, Swedish Agricultural University (Umeå, Sweden) and University of Oulu (Finland), to develop process-based models for interactions between small streams and surrounding forests, as well as catchment effects from forestry. The processes of interest include hydrology, geomorphology, chemistry & biology, although we appreciate that most candidates will not be expert in all fields. The ideal candidate will have excellent quantitative skills in process modelling, and expertise with flowing-water ecosystems, especially their hydrology, geomorphology or biology. Ability to program in a language such as R or Matlab would be highly desired, as would experience with ecosystem model platforms and spatial statistics with GIS. The most qualified applicants will have relevant experience, expertise in biological and physical processes in streams, and a strong interest in stream and riparian systems and disturbance. Evidence of successful participation in team projects would be helpful. Applicants must have completed and defended their Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. Previous peer-reviewed scientific publications are highly desirable. Interested applicants should submit the following: 1) Cover letter, C.V., and the names and contact information for three references, 2) Unofficial transcripts, 3) Examples of your published work. Funding is available for one year, with a second year for reappointment pending satisfactory performance. Only those called for interviews will be contacted. The position will mostly involve modelling work at UBC, but also require international travel to meetings with partners. The position will involve limited field research in a number of locations in southern British Columbia. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be based at UBC under the supervision of John Richardson. For more information or to apply, contact: Dr. John Richardson (john.richardson@ubc.ca). Posted: 1/8/17.

Watershed Modeling, Climate and Land Use Change: Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position in watershed hydrologic modeling in the lab of Dr. Jason Knouft in the Center for Sustainability and Department of Biology at Saint Louis University. This position focuses on developing watershed hydrologic models that produce estimates of streamflow, nutrients, and water temperature in the Meramec watershed in Missouri based on climate and land use change scenarios. These estimates will be used to assess the impacts of various management practices on water quantity and quality as well as biodiversity throughout the watershed. The successful candidate will be expected to develop GIS-based Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and MIKE-SHE/MIKE-11 hydrologic models. The postdoc will also be encouraged to develop independent lines of research and will have the opportunity to collaborate with biologists, hydrologists, and remote sensing specialists at Saint Louis University and the University of Illinois. A PhD in a related research field is required by the starting date of employment and experience with either the SWAT or MIKE models is preferred, but not required. The position is available for two years contingent upon satisfactory annual reviews. The earliest start date is August 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: 7/25/16.

Watershed Hydrology: The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate within the Center’s water resources research program. The candidate should have a Ph.D., or have completed all necessary degree requirements prior to employment, in the subject area of hydrology or a closely-related field. Strong candidates will have experience linking watershed hydrology with related fields such as agricultural engineering, ecohydrology, freshwater aquatic ecology, or biogeochemical cycling through data analysis and modeling. Applicants should possess a demonstrated understanding of watershed processes, have strong quantitative skills, and be able to integrate land management and climatological data with hydrologic processes. The selected individual will work with the water resources staff on several projects related to the fluxes of water and nutrients in the lower Flint River Basin. The Flint River Basin is characterized by a dynamic matrix of land use and land cover and a complex land-use history; but, the basin is also rich in long-term land cover and hydrologic data. High priority projects include: 1) modeling the effect of land cover change and forest restoration on water yield in the Flint River watershed, and 2) quantifying the impact of agricultural water withdrawal on regional water yield. These projects will center on the application of landscape-level hydrologic models such as SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), PRMS (Precipitation Runoff Modeling System), the USGS MODFLOW groundwater model, and/or others. Additional projects may be developed depending on the interests and skills of the applicant and alignment with goals of the water resources staff. The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of watershed function, expertise in geographic information systems, exceptional quantitative skills, and an appreciation for the application of land management for solving water resource issues. Publication of findings in peer-reviewed literature and presentation at state, regional, and national meetings is expected and supported. Distribution of results to land managers and policy makers could potentially impact water management across the southeastern U.S. This position is for a term of two years with the possibility of extension. Compensation includes 12 months of salary, excellent health care benefits and a 403b retirement program. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references with contact information by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org, Subject line: WATERSHED POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE. For specific questions contact Dr. Steven Brantley, Ecohydrologist, or Dr. Steve Golladay, Aquatic Biologist, (229)734-4706 or by email at sbrantle@jonesctr.org or sgollada@jonesctr.org respectively. Posted: 3/6/17.

Hydrology Modelling: The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes a center of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholars to begin in 2017. The scholars will work with Dr. John Sabo and become part of the Earth Genome project which aims to develop water scenario planning tools that assist private sector companies scope and strategize corporate stewardship projects in large basins across the world. Applicants must be within 4 years of receipt of the terminal degree at the time of application. Scholars will be expected to work on developing land surface models to understand where green infrastructure (i.e., wetland restoration, riparian forest restoration, prairie strips) could impact short term hydrologic storage. For details and to apply see https://apply.interfolio.com/39451. Deadline extended to 1/15/17. Posted: 1/3/17.

Socio-Ecohydrology of Managed Ecosystems: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc to work on modelling the co-evolution of societies and managed ecosystems, at the intersection of hydrology, plant ecophysiology and ecology, and social sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. Qualifications: Applicants shall hold a PhD in hydrology, earth and environmental sciences, ecology, mathematics, social-ecological systems or related fields. As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most. Research experience and interest in ecohydrological models (coupling plants, ecosystems, and environmental conditions) are a merit. The applicant should have a demonstrated ability to independently initiate, conduct, and complete research projects and to generate and publish the findings in international peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills in English, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations at professional meetings. A working knowledge of MatLab, R, or Mathematica is a merit. See the full job ad for more information and application instructions. Deadline: May 2nd, 2017. Contact person: Giulia Vico giulia.vico@slu.se. Posted: 4/12/17.

Modeling Social-Ecohydrological Systems: The University of Florida Watershed Ecology Lab and UF Water Institute are seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a new $5 million interdisciplinary project researching tradeoffs among water quantity and quality, land use, climate, environmental policy, and the economy. The successful candidate should have a PhD in the hydrological sciences or engineering, strong quantitative and modeling skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and an interest in working with a diverse group in the production of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated creative approaches to modeling complex systems (e.g., linking hydrological modeling to social-ecological system responses, applying statistical or analytical approaches to optimize hydrology and land use management within political or regulatory contexts, etc.) and who have worked productively on interdisciplinary research questions. The position offers up to three years of funding available, contingent on evaluation. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is April 2017, but no later than August 2017. To apply, send a cover letter describing your interest in this position and relevant experience, along with a CV, the names and contact information for 3 references, and up to three refereed publications to dkaplan@ufl.edu (please compile all materials into a single PDF file). Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Dr. David Kaplan (dkaplan@ufl.edu) or Dr. Wendy Graham (wgraham@ufl.edu). Posted: 12/23/16.

Remote Sensing of Mountain Ecohydrology: University of Nevada, Reno. We are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate snow-vegetation interactions and mountain hydrology. The project will integrate ground-based field measurements with NASA airborne and satellite remote sensing datasets at sites in the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains. The position has the potential for field work that would take place in remote snowy conditions if the selected candidate was interested in participating. The fellowship provides two years of salary coverage contingent upon successful progress in year 1 and include 15% release time to pursue independent research. The start date for this position will be no later than January 15, 2017. More details on how to apply. Posted: 10/27/16.

Stable Isotope Ecohydrology: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research focused on interpreting spatial and temporal patterns in soil water isotopes. The project leverages a unique long‐term water isotope data set collected throughout Switzerland. The long‐term goal of the project is to use environmental water isotopes to improve our understanding of soil water storage and plant water relations in a manner that can inform environmental decision‐making. The successful candidate will be an independent and highly motivated scientist with a strong background in environmental water isotopes and/or stable isotope biogeochemistry. Additional expertise in geospatial statistics, (eco)hydrology, or soil physics is particularly welcome. The research associate will be based in the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and will be co‐supervised by James Kirchner (ETH) and Greg Goldsmith (Paul Scherrer Institute & Chapman University). As Europe's leading technical university, ETH Zurich has excellent infrastructure and research support. Collaborative links with other Swiss universities and federal research institutes provide additional depth and breadth in ecohydrology and biogeochemistry, and the Swiss landscape is an unparalleled natural laboratory. The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for extension. Applicants should supply a single PDF containing: ‐ a statement of their research interests, experience and technical background ‐ a CV and complete list of publications ‐ and contact information for three references. Applicants may also supply up to three (but no more) examples of their best published work, again as PDFs. Applicants who are attending AGU and are available for interviews there should note this in their applications. As part of the ETH's efforts to promote women in science, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent to apply_PES@env.ethz.ch. Review of applications will begin 15 November 2016. Posted: 10/28/16.

Ecohydrology and Dryland Vegetation Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available at the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff Arizona. The successful applicant will work with a collaborative team including scientists at the USGS, the University of Basel in Switzerland, and Yale University on research investigating ecohydrological processes and plant community dynamics in dryland ecosystems. The project integrates field measurements of vegetation structure and plant community composition with ecological simulation models (water balance and individual plant models) to characterize ecosystem responses to altered disturbance regimes and climate conditions. This position will be located with the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in ecology, geography, ecosystem ecology, biology, soil science, hydrology, or a closely related field, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated quantitative capabilities, a record of publication and leadership, and a proven ability to work independently. A strong quantitative and programming background, experience with ecological simulation models, and proficiency with R are very strongly desired. Applicants must be recent graduates of a Ph.D. program. To apply send a cover letter describing your interest in this position, a description of your experience with R, and a CV with names and addresses of 3 references to John Bradford (jbradford@usgs.gov). Review of applications will begin October 3. Posted: 9/21/16.

Ecohydrologist: The USDA Agricultural Research Service Rangeland Resources Research Unit, headquartered in Cheyenne, WY, is seeking a RESEARCH ECOLOGIST (Ecohydrologist, GS-0408-12), with a duty station of Fort Collins, CO, to serve on an interdisciplinary research team. Ph.D. is required. Salary range is $76-99k annually plus benefits. The Research Unit mission is to develop science-based management strategies for the provision of ecosystem goods and services from semiarid rangeland ecosystems. These strategies will be used to enhance decision-making by land managers using monitoring-informed adaptive management to improve resiliency and reduce risk for rangelands in a variable and changing climate. The incumbent’s specific objectives will be to understand soil to plant to ecosystem level water dynamics in the context of energy/carbon/water balances, ecosystem productivity, nutrient cycling, plant community dynamics, and associated linkages to livestock production related to 1) management practices (e.g., livestock grazing, prescribed fire), 2) weather/climatic variability (including increased frequency and intensity of extreme events such as droughts and deluges, and changes in precipitation seasonality), and 3) topoedaphic variability. The incumbent will lead efforts at the Central Plains Experimental Range (a Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research network site) regarding the acquisition and analysis of data from a network of soil moisture sensors, Eddy Covariance flux towers, and instrumented microwatersheds. The incumbent will be expected to 1) communicate technical information on ecohydrological processes related to livestock production and the provisioning of other ecosystem services within semiarid rangelands to improve predictions of how management and climatic variability interact to influence soil to plant to ecosystem level water dynamics at multiple temporal and spatial scales, 2) develop collaborations and lead projects that are integrated across the Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research network which address ARS Grand Challenges, and 3) develop collaborations with other large-scale networks. Expectations of research are the improvement of predictions of how management and climatic variability interact to influence soil to plant to ecosystem level soil water dynamics at multiple temporal and spatial scales, ranging from plant-level physiology through ecosystem-level water and energy exchange, to landscape-level patterns of water movement, storage and use that affect livestock production. Interested? Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search ARS-D16W-0428; Closing Date August 12, 2016. U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS. Posted: 7/25/16.

Ecosystem Climate Dynamics: Postdoc: Assessing the sensitivity of North American ecosystems to climate variability. The University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate I to work in the The Ecosystem Climate Dynamics Laboratory. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in studying the sensitivity of North American ecosystems to climate variability utilizing a combination of novel field-, modeling-, and remote sensing-based approaches. The postdoc’s primary mentor will be Assistant Professor Bill Smith, and funding will be available for up to 3-years based on satisfactory performance. Funds will also be available to cover travel costs for select workshops and national meetings. An initial focus will be semiarid ecosystems. Recent global analyses suggest that semiarid ecosystems have played a major role in driving increasing interannual variability of the global land carbon sink. The candidate will have the opportunity to explore these trends in depth by evaluating the ability of different satellite indicators to detect interannual variability of gross primary productivity (GPP) and evapotranspiration (ET) measured at 25 eddy covariance sites distributed across gradients in temperature (2 – 25 °C) and precipitation (100 – 1000 mm) for southwestern North America. Remote sensing indicators of interest include normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), enhance vegetation index (EVI), photosynthetic reflectivity index (PRI), and solar-induced fluorescence (SIF). There will also be opportunities for the selected postdoctoral researcher to develop and explore their own research questions within the scope of the project. For details and to apply, see https://uacareers.com/postings/13707. Review begins on 11/1/16. Posted: 9/26/16.

Spatial Optimization of Invasive Species Management: This is a full-time 14 month appointment. SALARY: $49k/year plus benefits (health and dental insurance, retirement, life insurance, disability). START DATE: June 1, 2017 (negotiable). We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to develop models related to the dynamics of invasive species in New York, which will be used by natural resource managers to make optimal conservation and management decisions. This project will use a decision analytic framework to optimize a dynamic multi-objective problem involving management of hundreds of invasive species across New York. The decision analysis and spatial modeling product will help decision makers in evaluating which species to focus their scarce conservation dollars, which areas of the state they should focus, and what management actions they should use. The complexity of the spatial optimization problem will require extensive development, both from the ecological and computer science perspectives. The candidate will work with stakeholders to identify objectives and feasible management actions; model invasive species distributions; work on the development of a spatial optimization algorithm; and translate research results into a product usable by managers. The end product will guide managers in decision making regarding invasive species management efforts in New York State. The candidate will work with The New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University (Dr. Angela Fuller), the New York Invasive Species Research Institute (Carrie Brown-Lima), the New York Natural Heritage Program (Dr. Jennifer Dean), and the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University (Dr. Carla Gomes). The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Angela Fuller and will work closely with another postdoctoral scientist on the project, supervised by Dr. Gomes. The candidate will be expected to develop manuscripts for submission in peer-reviewed journals and communicate research to project PIs, partners, and managers. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ph.D. in ecology, natural resource management, operations research, or a related quantitative field. 2. Strong mathematical and programming skills, experience in statistical estimation and simulation modeling and use of R. 3. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 4. Excellent writing and personal communication skills. 5. The ability to work independently and under limited supervision as well as work with collaborative research teams, including natural resource managers. ompetitive candidates will also have one or more of the following qualifications: have a background in structured decision making and/or adaptive management, knowledge of invasive species biology and management, ability to communicate complex scientific results to a diverse group of stakeholders, experience in optimization, experience in facilitation, previous use of ArcGIS. TO APPLY: Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing your background and experiences and responding to each of the requirements and qualifications, and the names and contact information for three references (all in a single pdf document) to Dr. Angela Fuller, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 211 Fernow Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, angela.fuller@cornell.edu. Deadline for applications is April 4, 2017. Posted: 3/20/17.

Plant Invasions, Fire, and Tick-Borne Disease Risk Under Climate Change: Two postdoctoral research associate positions are available, one each in the labs of Dr. Brian Allan at the University of Illinois, and Dr. S. Luke Flory at the University of Florida, through a Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program-funded project, to explore the potential effects of climate change on plant invasions, fire dynamics, and tick-borne disease risk on military installations in the southeastern United States. The project specifically seeks to address the feedbacks between plant invasions and fire ecology, how climate change may alter these dynamics, and the consequences for human risk of exposure to tick-borne diseases. The two postdoctoral research associates will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the research, including study design, collection and analysis of data, preparation of manuscripts and reports, and participating in PI meetings and outreach. Both positions are expected to begin in late 2016 or early 2017 (preferably by February or March 2017) and are renewable annually for up to three years of postdoctoral support. Candidates are expected to have completed their PhD prior to beginning employment. Given the expertise of the PIs, we expect, but are not requiring, that one postdoc will be more focused on tick disease ecology (Allan Lab) and the other more focused on invasion ecology (Flory Lab). Because field research will be conducted on Department of Defense properties, all applicants must be US citizens. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Brian Allan (ballan@illinois.edu) or Luke Flory (flory@ufl.edu) based on your interests and desired geographic location. University of Florida applicants will also need to apply online. In the cover letter, please indicate interests and expertise as they relate to the ecology of plant invasions, fire dynamics, tick-borne diseases, or some combination of the three. Note that we are primarily interest in finding a well-qualified field ecologist, regardless of particular expertise. The minimum annual salary will be $47,476 plus benefits in accordance with new federal guidelines. The positions will remain open until filled but please submit your application by November 15, 2016 for full consideration. Posted: 8/23/16, revised: 10/28/16.

Ecosystem Change Ecology: Research Scientist position open. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to join the Ecosystem Change Ecology team based with CSIRO in Perth, Western Australia. This multidisciplinary team generates knowledge on the mechanistic links and synergistic interactions between landscape change, species invasions and native species decline in terrestrial ecosystems. Working in both agricultural and natural systems, we undertake research and develop theory to underpin more effective policy and management actions for conservation, invasion and production challenges in the face of rapid global change. Our location provides an exceptional opportunity to work on highly endemic and unique ecosystems across temperate and tropical climates, including the National Heritage-listed Kimberley region, and the Southwest Australia Ecoregion (one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots), as well as in Africa, the Pacific and South East Asia. The team delivers to both Land & Water and Health & Biosecurity in CSIRO, has strong links with the University of Western Australia via collaborative research and student supervision, and undertakes research with a network of collaborators and on behalf of clients both in Australia and overseas. Tenure: Indefinite (cf. permanent/tenurable). Level: CSOF5 (cf. Aus Level B), AUD$92-100K plus up to 15.4% superannuation. More details & to apply Applications close: 11:59pm AEST, Wed 27 July 2016. Posted: 7/12/16.

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.

Modeling Spatial Dynamics of Biome Distributions: Applications are invited for an NSF-funded two-year postdoctoral position with Carla Staver in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. We are seeking a candidate interested in modeling the spatial dynamics of biome distributions. Over large parts of their range, where climate can support forests, savannas persist because fire limits tree cover, which in turn promotes fire. One possible interpretation, supported by theoretical work, is that savannas represent an alternative stable state to forests under some climatic conditions, maintained by a positive feedback with fire. However, this largely ignores spatial processes within savannas and at the boundary between savanna and forest, which could substantially impact the distribution of savanna and forest globally. The successful candidate will engage with Carla Staver and other Staver lab members to design original research, from a perspective in line with the candidate’s experience. Participation in ongoing collaborations with co-PIs Simon Levin (Princeton) and Rick Durrett (Duke) may also be appropriate. 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 (phone number and email) for three references. Applications will be considered starting on March 15th. This position is funded by the NSF Mathematical Sciences Division. Posted: 3/6/17.

Fire Ecology and Pollination: Funding is available through a multi-university USFWS State Wildlife Grant Program to examine the impact of prescribed fire and wildflower seeding on plant-pollinator interactions across the US Southern Central Plains. The postdoctoral position will be supported by the Jha Lab at the University of Texas at Austin and the Baum Lab at Oklahoma State University, with residence in Austin, Texas for the first two years. A third year of funding is available and contingent upon research progress. The postdoctoral project involves coordinating prescribed burn and wildflower seeding treatments to restore prairie systems across northern Texas and southern Oklahoma and evaluating the impacts of these treatments on native plant recovery, pollinator communities, and pollinator foraging ecology. The project will include one year of implementing the treatments (including pre and post-fire fuel load analyses) and two or more years of plant and pollinator monitoring (including assessment of monarchs, native bees, and other species of conservation need). The objective is to characterize the impact of local restoration practices on plant and pollinator communities and their interactions to inform regional and national pollinator restoration practices. Qualified candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, entomology, or a related field of study. Candidates with background in fire ecology are strongly encouraged to apply; hands-on experience with prescribed fires is especially desirable. The research project will have a large field component, and thus some type of relevant field expertise (such as prescribed fire, vegetation surveys, bee community surveys, or wildland seeding) is required. Excellent communication skills, including effective writing, are also required. Prior experience supervising undergraduate students, working with landowners, and/or identifying native bees is a plus. It is expected that the appointee will be involved in the management of a large field crew and the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as outreach/extension activities. This is full-time postdoctoral researcher position with excellent benefits. Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of interest (~1 page) describing previous research experience and their interests in working on the project, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references willing to provide a recommendation. Please send any questions regarding the position to sjha@austin.utexas.edu (Subject line: “Postdoc position”). To apply, go to UT Austin Job Search and search for job # 16-11-16-01-0712. Review of applications will begin Dec 20th 2016. Posted: 12/12/16.

Fire Ecology: The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), Fire, Fuels, and Smoke Science Program of the USDA Forest Service is hiring a full-time, fixed term postdoctoral position to validate and improve models of fire-induced tree mortality in the US. This 2-year position is targeted to be filled within six months. This position is located at the Fire Sciences Laboratory, Missoula, MT. The successful candidate will contribute to a recently funded project on fire-induced tree mortality by leading efforts to assemble a tree database of across forested landscapes in the Western and Southeastern United States to formally validate existing fire-caused tree mortality models against independent datasets. The combined database will then be used to determine if accounting for climate increases model accuracy and results incorporated into the widely used fire effects models in FOFEM, FFE-FVS, and Behave Plus to show the expected mortality given a range of pre-fire climate conditions. Additional analyses to examine how direct and indirect factors influence fire-induced tree mortality will also be performed. The incumbent will be responsible for database management, statistical analyses for large datasets, publishing results, and working to incorporate results in to current software systems. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in the field of Forestry/Ecology/Natural Resources or closely related field at the time of appointment. Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, skills in statistical modeling and assembling/managing large datasets are required, as well as a strong knowledge of fire ecology. Experience with collaborating with multiple stakeholders and ability to process climatological data is desirable. Contact Sharon Hood (406-329-4818, sharonmhood@fs.fed.us) by October 15, 2016 for additional information if interested in the position. Posted: 9/23/16.

Fire Ecology: I am seeking a postdoctoral scholar to both develop new and oversee existing studies on the influence of prescribed fire on ecosystem services in Central Hardwoods Forest. This position would be funded partially through Purdue and through several external sources (including Indiana DNR-Division of Forestry, Joint Sciences Program, USDA Forest Service and US Department of Navy). The Purdue Postdoctoral Scholar in Natural Resources is a 2-year appointment at an annual salary of $47k per year plus benefits, and includes a discretionary fund of $5k per year for travel, equipment, and other expenses. Start date for the position is negotiable, but should be no later than March 31, 2017. Specifically, the incumbent will work with Dr. Saunders to design a research project on the fire ecology of oak-dominated forests. This project can be either developed “from scratch” or use several large datasets that have already been collected on temperatures within and effects from several replicates of fall and spring prescribed fires in Indiana. Projects could include development of refined fuel-models for Central Hardwood Forests, impacts on nutrient dynamics, effects on oak regeneration dynamics, and indirect effects on wildlife-mediated ecosystem services (e.g., seed dispersal or pollination). The Scholar would also work with members of the Saunders lab to produce high-impact publications from several existing studies and develop several extension-related products. The position requires a Ph.D. in forestry or related fields; security restrictions at some field sites limits the position to only U.S. citizens. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience, strong statistical and database skills, a demonstrated record of publishing – particularly in fire ecology, and experience in grantmanship. Mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students will be expected; undergraduate teaching may also be possible while in the position. If interested, please send your CV and names of two references to Dr. Mike Saunders by September 10, 2016. I will serve as primary mentor for this position, and depending on candidate’s interest, other faculty members may be invited serve as co-mentors. Final application deadline to the Postdoctoral Scholar program is in mid-October. At that time, candidates will need to submit, with their mentor, a 5-6 page proposal outlining their planned research, teaching and extension activities while at Purdue. Although a bit outdated, see more information on the Postdoctoral Scholar program. Contact: Mike R. Saunders, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), Purdue University; Email: msaunder@purdue.edu; Phone: 765-430-1440. Posted: 8/15/16.

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.

Natural Resources: Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources seeks candidates for 1-2 post-doctoral positions for its annual recurring competition for post-doctoral scholars in natural resources science or management. The department has a broad environmental scope with nationally ranked doctoral programs, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches across a spectrum of research areas including ecology, genetics, forest biology, forest measurement and assessment/GIS, wood products, wildlife, fisheries and aquatic sciences, and natural resources social science. Departmental faculty members actively participate in interdisciplinary initiatives including the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Center for the Environment, Purdue Water Community, Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Center for Global Soundscapes, Center for Regional Development, Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, and the Natural Resources Development Institute. Requirements for the position(s) include a Ph.D. in natural resources or related discipline, evidence of initiative, independence, and productivity, and a commitment to conservation of natural resources. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Positions will be 2-year appointments at a salary of $47k, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5k/year in addition to any research funds that are provided by mentors. Before applying, interested individuals should contact prospective postdoctoral mentors in the department to discuss project ideas. Mentoring may be sought from individual faculty or by faculty teams, whichever is more appropriate to successfully conduct the proposed work. To apply to the Natural Resources Scholars program candidates must submit a) names of one or more faculty who have agreed to serve as mentors for the proposed project, b) a curriculum vitae, c) a proposal describing the work to be undertaken, d) two letters of reference, and e) a 1-page statement of support from the proposed mentor(s). Materials should be submitted as PDF files via email to mmann@purdue.edu with the subject line “Application: Postdoc Scholars in Natural Resources”. Letter writers should submit their recommendations directly using the email address above. The deadline for receiving completed applications is 15 October 2016. Applicants may propose projects that complement, extend, or synthesize existing efforts and interests of the faculty. The proposal should identify the issue to be addressed, summarize the current level of knowledge as it relates to the issue, describe the objective(s) of the proposed work, provide the study design and methods used to meet the objective(s), explain expected results and deliverables, and highlight their scientific and broader significance. The proposal is limited to a 300-word summary page and 3 single-spaced pages, not including references, using one-inch margins and a minimum 11-point standard font. Applications will be judged on overall quality including prior performance, support letters, and the scientific and technical merit and feasibility of the proposal. For additional information, please contact Douglass Jacobs, Fred M. van Eck Professor and Associate Department Head of Research (djacobs@purdue.edu). Posted: 9/14/16.

Lecturer in Natural Resources/Wildlife Ecology: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Iowa State University seeks to fill a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position in natural resources with a focus on wildlife ecology. This is a 12-month non-tenure eligible appointment. Primary teaching responsibilities will be linked with a summer field education program primarily for undergraduate students being developed at an ISU-owned field station in Montana. The incumbent will prepare for, coordinate and direct the summer camp and provide leadership for a set of courses at the camp. He or she will work closely with NREM faculty and staff to facilitate camp operations, teaching needs, and logistics. In addition, the incumbent will have teaching responsibilities during the fall and spring semester. Although focused on wildlife and their surrounding habitat, there are other important land use, water quality, and climate change topics that could be taught. The incumbent will be required to provide on-site management and supervision of the camp facilities. The successful candidate will be a dedicated educator with strong field skills relevant to the field camp curriculum and with management skills. Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently is required. Apply at: https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/20383. Posted: 8/23/16.

State of Alaska's Salmon and People Synthesis: The University of California, Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) invites applicants for a 100% time Postdoctoral scholar position to support synthesis research and working group collaboration for a new project – State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP). The position will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA with the regular travel to Alaska anticipated. The SASAP project is jointly led by Dr. Frank Davis, NCEAS and Dr. Ian Dutton, Nautilus Impact Investing. SASAP consists of multiple working groups of experts to provide an up-to-date interdisciplinary perspective on Alaska’s salmon systems and the people who rely upon them. Our mission is to create an equitable decision-making platform for all stakeholders by addressing the information gaps in Alaska’s salmon system through information synthesis, collaboration, and stakeholder engagement. SASAP seeks to answer three core questions: what do we know, what do we not know, and how can we better integrate and share what we know about Alaska’s salmon system for better decision-making? Apply by 9/9/16 through https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00804 (Job #JFP00804). Posted: 8/30/16.

Stream Restoration: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to study the effects of stream restoration on removal of nutrients and suspended sediments from stream water. The restoration approach, Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance (RSC), involves filling deeply eroded stream channels with a mixture of sand and organic matter and placing rock weirs across the stream channel at intervals to create a series of pools. The Postdoctoral Fellow will investigate the effects of three RSCs by assisting with the ongoing research and with synthesizing data on nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes through the RSCs. The goal of the research is to assess the ability of RSCs to modulate stream flow and remove nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended sediments from stream water under a wide range of flow conditions. The research uses a combination of in-stream sensors and automated sampling to measure flows of stream water, suspended sediments, nitrogen, phosphorus, and organic matter through the RSCs. Groundwater chemistry and hydrology are also measured at one RSC on SERC property. Existing data extend before the restorations at two sites and include measurements of control streams without RSCs for comparison. This presents an ideal opportunity to learn more about the benefits and design considerations of a restoration method that is widely accepted but not well studied. It also presents an opportunity increase basic knowledge about of how stream biogeochemistry responds to changes in geomorphology and organic matter inputs. The Fellowship is initially funded for 1 year with possibility of extension. The stipend is $56k/year including health insurance allowance. The Fellow will work closely with Dr. Thomas Jordan and will be based at the campus of SERC, which has 100+ full-time employees and is set in a 1,072 hectare field site within commuting distance of Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental science or engineering, peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants should also have knowledge of hydrology and the biogeochemistry of N and P. Skills in data management, analysis and modeling, as well as analytical chemistry and the use of automated systems for in situ sensing and water sampling would also be desirable. For best consideration, email a letter of application, full CV with publications list, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are fine), and contact information for three references (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) to Dr. Thomas Jordan (jordanth@si.edu), SERC, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Posted: 3/20/17.

Stream Restoration: We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a post-doctoral researcher for 2 years in the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science at Umeå University, Sweden. The goal of our project is to investigate landscape- & catchment-scale controls on biodiversity after stream restoration due to over a century of timber-floating in northern Sweden. Based on our research results, we will develop a framework for predicting the result of restoration projects within a catchment. We are looking for a scientist interested in and capable of bridging the fields of riparian ecology and fluvial geomorphology that has experience with landscape-scale analyses (e.g., GIS DEM or landuse data). Possible research focuses are how potential geomorphic complexity and landscape-scale controls affect restoration success and how regional land use or plant colonist sources dispersed by air or water determine restoration success. Please be advised that the deadline for applications is January 16, 2017 and we are looking for someone that can start this spring in order to be ready for potential field work during the summer. See the full description of the position and application procedure. In addition to a summary of previous research experience, the application should include a short description of your research ideas as they relate to this project. If you would like more information about the project in order to develop your research ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact me (lina.polvi@umu.se) or Professor Christer Nilsson (christer.nilsson@umu.se). Posted: 12/13/16.

Stream Restoration Studies: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research fellow to study the effects of stream restoration on removal of nutrients and suspended sediments from stream water. We are currently monitoring three restorations using Regenerative Stormwater Conveyances (RSCs). The RSC approach involves filling deeply eroded stream channels with a mixture of sand and organic matter and placing rock weirs across the stream channel at intervals to create a series of pools. We are particularly interested in the ability of RSCs to modulate stream flow and remove nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended sediments from stream water under a wide range of flow conditions. We use a combination of in-stream sensors and automated sampling to measure flow of stream water, suspended sediments, nitrogen, phosphorus, and organic matter through the RSCs. We are also monitoring groundwater chemistry and hydrology at one RSC on SERC property. We have data extending before the restorations at two sites and are monitoring control streams without RSCs for comparison. This presents an ideal opportunity to learn more about the benefits and design considerations of a restoration method that is widely accepted but not well studied. The fellow will investigate the effects of the RSCs by assisting with the ongoing research and synthesizing data on nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes through the RSCs. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental science or engineering, peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants should also have knowledge of hydrology and the biogeochemistry of N and P. Skills in data management, analysis and modeling, as well as analytical chemistry and the use of automated systems for in situ sensing and water sampling would also be desirable. The position is initially funded for 1 year with possibility of extension. The stipend is $48k/year plus health insurance allowance. The Fellow will work closely with Dr. Thomas Jordan and will be based at the campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, which has 100+ full-time employees and is set in a 1,072 hectare field site within commuting distance of Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. For best consideration, email a letter of application, full CV with publications list, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are fine), and contact information for three references (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) by November 30, 2016 to Dr. Thomas Jordan (jordanth@si.edu), SERC, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 10/28/16.

Stream Ecology and Environmental Flows: A Post-Doctoral Fellow is available at University of Arkansas for a project examining flow-ecology relationships and environmental flows assessment for the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands and West Gulf Coastal Plains. We have previously classified stream types within Arkansas and the surrounding region based on hydrology and geomorphology. Our current objective is to develop hydrology-ecology relationships within flow classes using our data and other existing hydrologic and biological databases. Important products of this work will be regional flow-ecology relationships that will form the scientific framework for setting environmental flow standards and understanding impacts of land use and climate change. These flow-ecology relationships will help determine environmental flow needs in the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands and the West Gulf Coastal Plains and will provide the basis for conservation of numerous aquatic species. This project will involve extensive work with GIS and quantitative analysis to model flow-ecology relationships and may also involve field work in the Interior Highlands and lab experiments. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, fisheries, biology, or a related field. Previous research experience with fish, invertebrates and/or streams is preferred. Strong quantitative skills and knowledge of GIS are required. Applicants must be responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in a research team. Start date is June 1, 2017 or negotiable. Interested applicants should send: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and telephone numbers of three references via email to Dan Magoulick at danmag@uark.edu. For additional information call 479-575-5449. See the complete position announcement to apply. Posted: 3/27/17.

Stream Ecology: The Allen Lab at the University of Oklahoma is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow and a PhD student to work on research projects related to the geographical ecology of stream and river systems. Successful applicants will develop research projects in collaboration with Allen Lab members that focus on questions about how the structure and function of stream ecosystems influences and/or is influenced by processes occurring at landscape, regional, continental, or global spatial scales. 2 years of funding is available for the postdoc, start dates are flexible but would begin sometime during the Spring 2017 semester. Funding is available for the PhD position through a combination of research and teaching assistantships, and would begin in Summer or Fall 2017. For more details and information on how to apply, see http://www.allenlab.org/join/. Review date: October 10 2016 Posted: 9/13/16.

Ecological Modeling and Citizen Science, Birds: The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a University Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the Connecticut Bird Atlas project. The project seeks to map the distribution and abundance of all bird species throughout Connecticut during the breeding season, winter, and migration periods. Primary responsibilities will include compiling existing bird distribution and land use data sets; generating seasonal distribution models for all of Connecticut’s breeding and wintering birds; helping to design field sampling schema to collect new distribution and abundance data across the state; creating web materials for field workers (maps, data sheets, etc.); and assisting with the implementation of an online portal. Project data would also be available to the postdoc to develop their own analyses for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The postdoc would report to the primary PIs on the project, Drs. Chris Elphick and Morgan Tingley. Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field, experience in correlational distribution models, and expertise in GIS and statistical analyses using R or Python. Preferred candidates will additionally have experience with: ecological “big data,” including breeding bird atlases and/or eBird; manipulation and analysis of large-scale remote sensing data sets; bird identification, ecology, and distributions; web site creation; and working with citizen scientists. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Continuation of this position may be possible if additional funding becomes available. The position can start as soon as 1 April 2017. Interested candidates should send (1) an email describing their research interests and qualifications along with (2) a CV, (3) 1-2 representative publications, and (4) a list of 2 references to Morgan Tingley (morgan.tingley[AT]uconn.edu). Full announcement (pdf): ow.ly/Owgv309rKyA. Posted: 3/6/17.

Avian Agro-Ecology: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in agro-ecology, community ecology, and/or conservation biology to join Daniel Karp’s lab in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at the University of California, Davis. The appointment will be for one-year with the possibility of extension based on performance. The postdoctoral researcher will join a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates focused on exploring strategies to manage birds and bird-mediated ecosystem services on strawberries fields in California agro-ecosystems. The team is based at UC Davis (Prof. Daniel Karp), UC Berkeley (Profs. Kathryn De Master), UC Riverside (Prof. Erin Wilson Rankin), Washington State University (Prof. William Snyder), and the University of British Columbia (Profs. Jiaying Zhao and Kai Chan), and is supported through the United States Department of Agriculture’s BENRE program area. Birds are increasingly viewed as pests and potential foodborne disease vectors in farmlands. Yet birds also benefit growers by consuming pests. The core aims of this project are to: (1) identify pest, disease vector, and beneficial bird species and quantify their net economic impact on strawberry crops, (2) determine how farms could be co-managed to achieve conservation, food safety, and production goals, and (3) explore how farmers’ values and attitudes towards birds influence farming practices. Through our socio-ecological approach and by disseminating findings in workshops and with decision-support tools, this project has great scope for changing practices and reframing grower attitudes towards birds. The project postdoc, with advice and mentorship from Karp and other project personnel, will be responsible for the execution of ecological field research including: bird and insect censuses across 20 farms, nest monitoring, and exclosure experiments. The postdoc will also coordinate a mist-netting program to obtain bird fecal samples, which will be used to build bird diet profiles though DNA meta-barcoding. In the field, the postdoc will oversee undergraduate assistants and work with a project coordinator to recruit and maintain relationships with growers. Two 3-month field seasons in the California Central Coast are anticipated. The postdoc will be additionally responsible for (1) helping coordinate monthly project meetings, (2) data management, (3) statistical analysis and modeling of ecological field data, (4) preparation and submission of academic manuscripts, and (5) development and dissemination of outreach materials. Please apply by preparing: (1) your CV inclusive of publications, awards, and field experience, (2) a cover letter discussing your qualifications, research interests, and motivations for this position, (3) a 1-2 paragraph summary about your commitment to and/or experience with furthering diversity in the sciences, (4) a 1-2 paragraph statement regarding your interest in and/or experience with engaging growers and interdisciplinary research teams, and (5) contact information for 3 references. Send all materials to dkarp@ucdavis.edu with the subject line: “Post-doc USDA BENRE application.” Posted: 5/5/17.

Modeling Avian Patterns an Agroecosystems: The Nature Conservancy’s Global Lands Program is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with an interdisciplinary team to examine the ecological roles of wild birds on west-coast organic vegetable farms in California, Oregon, and Washington. Wild birds serve both as predators of herbivorous insects and as vectors of human/livestock pathogens and parasites. This USDA-funded project seeks to understand the trade-offs between avian conservation and farm production to inform practical, science-based recommendations and to tailor tools to farmers for wild-bird management. This research will integrate avian ecology, landscape ecology, molecular biology, host-parasite interactions, and disease modeling in agroecosystems. Project and partners include The Nature Conservancy, Washington State University, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and University of California-Riverside. For details and to apply, see TNC Careers, position number 45085. Deadline: March 1, 2017. Posted: 1/23/17.

Avian Monitoring and Conservation Decision Making: Mississippi State University (MSU) is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to be located at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS along the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Outstanding candidates with an excellent academic record and research interest/expertise in Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Resource Management, Avian Ecology, Wildlife Ecology, and/or Conservation Biology are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will actively work with researchers and managers within U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Gulf of Mexico Avian Monitoring Network to apply decision analyses in identification of optimal monitoring strategies for bird populations and associated habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. The Post-doctoral Research Associate will identify and structure stakeholder objectives and associated monitoring value models, develop decision support tools for resource allocation and optimal monitoring investments, and build upon a monitoring information gap analysis for the Gulf of Mexico region. In addition, the Post-doctoral Research Associate will work closely with USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center scientists to evaluate trade-offs (i.e., assess cost:benefit ratios) among monitoring efforts and perform sensitivity analyses of objective weights and other aspects of monitoring frameworks. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree in Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Quantitative Ecology or a closely related field and have a demonstrated familiarity with monitoring study design and survey sampling. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated success working closely with management agencies on applied questions in wildlife conservation and a background in structured decision making and adaptive resource management. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative skills demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, fit well into a multidisciplinary team environment, exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills, and have demonstrated an ability to publish in peer-reviewed literature. This position is a full time, 12-month appointment renewable for up to two years, with an annual salary of $48k (plus benefits). Apply at www.jobs.msstate.edu (search by PARF #493991) by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and copies of all academic transcripts. Three letters of recommendation are also required and must be sent separately by your references to: Dr. Mark S. Woodrey, Mississippi State University – Coastal Research and Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 30532 or to Mark.Woodrey@msstate.edu. Posted: 11/29/16.

Quantitative Avian Ecology: We are seeking a quantitative ecologist to participate in a large, collaborative project on avian conservation in managed boreal forests. In partnership with industry and government, the goal of this 3-year research program is to model and forecast how bird species respond to the landscape changes that occur through forestry activities at local, regional, and national extents. The successful candidate will work with a team of avian ecologists, forest scientists, and statisticians to develop predictive statistical models of avian species abundance and distribution in relation to the climatic, biotic and spatial characteristics of forest habitats. These models will be embedded in a spatial simulation engine to forecast the consequences of alternate forest management and conservation plans and identify forest management practices that best support conservation goals. The scope of the project is national. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in ecology, natural resource sciences, applied mathematics, statistics, or a related field; 2. Exceptional reasoning and analytical skills and the ability to function well both independently and in teams; 3. Experience with statistical modelling; 4. High-level programming skills (e.g., R, Python) and a keenness to ensure reproducibility; 5. Experience with wildlife-habitat or species distribution modelling, preferably at large scales; 6. Able to confidently interact with people of varying backgrounds; 7. Experience with Geographic Information Systems and remotely sensed data; 8. Experience with spatial simulation modelling an asset; 9. Familiarity with the forest management planning and associated software tools an asset. The direct supervisors will be Erin Bayne (University of Alberta, expertise in avian ecology and impacts of natural resource management) and Steven Cumming (Université Laval, expertise in forest landscape dynamics, avian habitat modelling, and spatial simulation). Additional collaborators on this NSERC-funded project will include Marcel Darveau, Eliot McIntire, Fréderic Raulier, as well as other post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. The successful candidate will also be part of the Boreal Avian Modelling Project (BAM) team. BAM seeks to understand the ecology and dynamics of avian populations and their habitats in the boreal forest of North America. This role entails active participation in weekly BAM meetings, review of joint publications, and grant preparation. The successful candidate will also provide technical support to BAM team members, aided by the BAM Biostatistician and simulation model developers. The position will be located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, with one or more stages spent in Quebec City (Université Laval) and/or Victoria (Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre) to work with collaborators. No field work is required. Start date, duration, & compensation: The 2-year position will ideally start in Jan 2017. The annual salary is $53k plus benefits. To Apply: Please provide a letter of interest, your CV, and an example of your writing skills in the form of a peer-reviewed manuscript. Your letter should indicate how you meet all of the criteria, and state when you are able to start. Send application packages to: Nicole Barker, BAM Coordinating Scientist, nbarker@ualberta.ca. Posted: 11/17/16.

Bird Survival Strategies and Seed Dispersal, Guam: Colorado State University This research position is part of a larger collaborative DoD SERDP project aimed at restoring ecosystem function (specifically seed dispersal) to Guam’s forests. Native seed dispersers have been extirpated or greatly reduced on Guam, largely due to predation by the invasive Brown Treesnake. Micronesian Starlings are the only remaining native avian frugivore on Guam; the population is largely restricted to Andersen Air Force Base and presumably remains because of its ability to utilize urban and suburban environments and its capacity to persist in areas under snake control. By understanding how this species has survived on Guam, we might be able to develop ways to expand its population, and thus the ecological functions it provides. The responsibilities of this postdoctoral position, based largely on Guam, are to investigate the diet of Micronesian Starlings and their movement patterns to understand which tree species benefit and predict the area over which an individual bird could provide seed dispersal services. By comparing diet and movement of Micronesian Starlings between Saipan, where data has already been collected, and Guam, we can gain valuable information on the functions they are performing on Guam and how their diet and capacity to disperse seeds may have changed due to the lack of competitors and/or high snake predation pressure. Telemetry will be used to determine movements, roosting locations, and to study post-fledging survival. The successful candidate will lead data collection by the field crew and have primary responsibility for analysis, presentation, and publication of the research. The incumbent will work collaboratively with others involved with the project. Applicants must be able to work in rugged terrain and in hot, humid conditions. Airfare and some relocation expenses provided. Qualifications: Required: 1) Ph.D. by the appointment start date in a discipline related to the research described above, 2) Practical experience in the design, conduct, and statistical analysis of ecological field studies, 3) Demonstrated ability to prepare and submit professional manuscripts in refereed journals, 4) Excellent written and oral communication skills, 5) Eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. FWCB will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Desirable: Experience in 1) Analysis of avian habitat use and movement patterns, 2) Mist-netting and banding birds, 3) Post-fledging survival, 4) Avian seed dispersal, 5) Radio-telemetry, 6) GIS, and 7) Collaborative projects. Additionally, past experience supervising a field crew, and working in challenging conditions is desirable. Start Date and Duration: Anticipated February or March 2017 start (later spring start dates will be considered). The position duration is up to 2 years depending on start date. To apply, upload a cover letter that includes how you satisfy the required and desirable qualifications and your research interests; curriculum vitae; representative publications; and contact information for at least 3 professional references to http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38621. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 4, 2016. For more information contact: Dr. Julie Savidge, julie.savidge@colostate.edu, 970 491-6510. Posted: 11/8/16.

Species-Energy Theory and Avian Ecology: We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to develop and evaluate relationships between bird diversity, human footprint measures, and climate. Specifically, the individual will evaluate the potential capacities of ecosystems to support individuals and the variety of species based on predictors derived from species-energy theory; develop and evaluate models of bird community responses to different climate regime and human footprint covariates; and project how bird communities are likely to respond to futures with varying energy profiles and anthropogenic land use intensities. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, wildlife ecology, ornithology, zoology, geography, or other related discipline by time of appointment. Experience in statistical analysis, remote sensing/GIS, and modeling are required. Experience publishing research in the peer review literature and giving presentations before professional societies is preferred. The individual will be housed at Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and work with collaborators at the Forest Service (Curt Flather) and the University of Iowa (Marc Linderman). Current funding will cover the position for one year with a strong expectation that out-year budget requests will secure funding through 2019. Ideal starting date is January 1, 2017, but start date can be flexible. To apply, please provide a cover letter stating your interests and background in the project, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references as a single unified PDF. Applications can be emailed to lepczyk@auburn.edu. For full consideration, please apply by November 15, 2016. Please feel free to email Dr. Chris Lepczyk if you have any questions. More details on the research (pdf). Posted: 10/28/16.

Wildlife Ecology: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University is one of the strongest programs in the US with 50 faculty members and a commitment to research excellence. Its Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center (QWC) was established to bring greater focus to the application of state-of-the-art quantitative tools in ecology to emerging issues of wildlife conservation. The QWC seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a team that is exploring population dynamics of wild turkeys at large-landscape scales across the Midwestern US, developing new approaches to monitoring deer populations at local scales for disease management, and building models for assessing impacts of climate change on moose. The position will focus on leadership of the Midwest Wild Turkey Consortium and development of quantitative tools for estimating population of various species, from Kirtland’s warblers and wild turkeys to elk and moose. Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in wildlife, ecology, biometrics or related field, with demonstrated strong quantitative and communication abilities, and an ability to work in collaborative teams. Preference will be given to candidates with experience designing sampling protocols to inform long-term population monitoring programs, and a record of excellence in publication commensurate with time since degree. Strongest candidates will bring experience evaluating wildlife survey data, and proficiency in R, hierarchical ecological models and Bayesian tools to inform population management. Salary: $50k per year with benefits. The position is a two-year appointment with an additional year of support contingent on performance. Review of applications begins on November 15, 2016. Desired Start Date: January 15, 2017. Apply via www.jobs.msu.edu, Posting #4067. Please submit your CV, a letter of intent, reprint of a recent paper, and a list of three references. Questions about the posting can be directed to the QWC Research Administrator, Dr. Rose Stewart (stewa684@msu.edu). Posted: 9/22/16.

Wildlife & Fisheries Biology: Postdoctoral Fellow – Wildlife & Fisheries Biology, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University. This position supports the Appalachian Freshwater Initiative, an NSF EPSCoR funded project within the School of Natural Resources. The incumbent will develop and test strategies to improve and streamline environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling and laboratory techniques for assessing amphibian, fish, and invertebrate assemblages in headwater Appalachian streams and wetlands. Specifically, the incumbent will advance WVU capabilities in eDNA technology including sampling, handling, and storage, protocols; increasing reliability of survey and research methodology; and increasing efficiency of eDNA extraction and processing techniques. The incumbent will perform primary data collection in the field and the lab on presence of wetland and aquatic organisms. Substantial contributions to scholarly outputs including publications, presentations, and grant applications is expected. This position will contribute to a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional study designed to improve management of aquatic environments in West Virginia. A PhD in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, genetics, or a similar field, and experience in contemporary eDNA techniques and sampling techniques for organisms in aquatic or wetland environments are required. Preference will be given to candidates with previous publications on vertebrate genetics. Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link. Requisition Number 16-0087. Posted: 7/12/16.

Molecular Microbial Ecology and Bioinformatics: A postdoctoral position is open in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University in the Lab of Dr. Stephen Techtmann. The successful applicant will conduct research aimed at understanding the development of microbes in bilge water. This is part of an ongoing project to investigate the ability of microbes growing on and in ships to act as indicators of previous ports of call. This candidate will lead aspects of the project aimed at using high-resolution characterization of microbial communities in bilge water and in various ports to better understand the development of ship microbiomes. A Ph.D. in molecular biology, microbiology or a closely related field is required. Specialization in genomic and bioinformatics analysis are desired. We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to undertake molecular characterization of ocean and lake microbial communities as well as bilge water microbial communities, bioinformatics analysis, and field work. The ability to work independently as well as with a research group and ability to produce publications are desired. The position is available for one year with the possibility for renewal dependent upon satisfactory performance and funding. This full-time position can start immediately. Applicants should email a letter stating their interest and suitability for this position as well as brief (1-page) research statement along with a CV and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Stephen Techtmann (smtechtm@mtu.edu). Posted: 10/12/16.

Molecular Ecology/Conservation Biology: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The Kartzinel Lab is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in molecular ecology and conservation biology to collaborate on studies of the ecology and evolution of animal diets, especially in African savannas. The postdoctoral project will emphasize conceptual and analytical advances in our understanding of plant-herbivore, predator-prey, and/or host-microbe interaction networks using DNA- based analyses. These results will be placed in the context of manipulative field experiments, broad geographic gradients, and different land use histories in order to illuminate the biological processes that determine population and community dynamics in a changing world. The postdoc will have ample opportunities to integrate both field and lab-based research on wildlife in Kenya, and other potentially relevant field sites. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Institute at Brown for Environment and Society are home to a diverse community of scholars and world-class scientific resources. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a recent Ph.D. and relevant experience in molecular ecology, such as environmental DNA analysis, microbiome analyses, DNA (meta) barcoding, metagenomics, or related approaches. A strong interest in community ecology and conservation is required, and prior field experience is a plus. Responsibilities include: helping develop and coordinate laboratory and field research activities; data management; analysis of ecological and molecular data; publication of manuscripts and dissemination of results. Candidates should demonstrate strong communication skills and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively with groups from diverse backgrounds. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research interests, qualifications, and motivations, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed starting May 12, 2017. The ideal start date is September 2017, but flexible. The initial appointment will be for one year with an opportunity for extension based on satisfactory performance. Please contact Tyler Kartzinel directly with any questions (tyler_kartzinel at brown.edu). Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/41661. Posted: 5/1/17.

Molecular Ecology and Global Change: Seeking an enterprising and talented person to join the Kelly Lab for a full-time position as a postdoctoral fellow (Research Associate; job class code 0148) at the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs, University of Washington. The postdoc will lead day-to-day work on a project to measure the effects of locally intensified ocean acidification on nearshore ecological communities using molecular techniques (eDNA, metabarcoding). The position will be located in Seattle and will entail occasional travel for fieldwork and related activities. The ideal candidate will combine significant molecular ecological experience with knowledge of nearshore ecology, ocean acidification, and global change. A PhD or foreign equivalent is required, and required skills include (1) facility with PCR (and related skills) and high-throughput sequencing, (2) coding in R, (3) general familiarity with bioinformatics methods and statistics, (4) a strong interest in nearshore ecology and global change, and (5) the ability to find and integrate data across a diverse spectrum of disciplines. Desirable skills include broader computer coding aptitude (e.g., Python, Perl, bash) and familiarity with the basics of carbonate chemistry. The postdoc will have an opportunity to work at the science/policy interface in this applied project—and therefore communications and outreach skills are a significant plus—but core quantitative and molecular skills will be the foundation of any successful application. We are strongly seeking candidates whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. This is a full-time (12-month, 100%FTE), appointment for one year with the possibility of extension. Applicants may apply electronically by sending applications to Ryan Kelly (rpkelly@uw.edu). Applications should consist of an email with the subject line “Application: eDNA – OA postdoc,” and the following application materials should be attached: 1. Cover letter, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. 1-page statement of research interests and experiences, 4. If available, one or more publications that best represent work relevant to the position, and 5. Names and full contact information for three professional references. Items 1-5 should be merged into a single searchable PDF document attached to your email. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by September 1, 2016. Posted: 7/12/16.

Modeling Wetland Species Distribution: Developing species distribution models for wetland-dependent taxa. A motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate is needed to develop conceptual models depicting wetland species response to the factors and processes thought to influence distributions and create decision support tools incorporating structural uncertainty based on management activities in the models at multiple spatial scales. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive literature review to identify existing life history models and critical life cycle events that require specific wetland conditions in Missouri, identifying available data that can be used to develop spatially and temporally explicit species distribution models and using a Bayesian Belief Network approach to develop species distribution models. The selected candidate is expected to interact with state agency biologists, academics, and the lab group (including undergraduate and graduate students). Research salary, benefits, and travel are funded for approximately two years, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding allocations. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in an appropriate field and possess a broad range of ecological interests and skills. Research will require familiarity with geographic information systems, databases, statistical tools and model programming. Applicants should demonstrate broad knowledge of wetland ecosystems, excellent quantitative skills, ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, prior experience modeling species distributions, and a demonstrated ability to present and publish research. Applicants should email a brief letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Lisa Webb at webbli AT missouri DOT edu. Posted: 5/31/17.

[Position filled] Species Distribution Modelling: The Sax Lab at Brown University in collaboration with Regan Early (Univ. of Exeter) and Jesse Bellemare (Smith College) seeks a postdoctoral scholar to participate in a project exploring the relationships among species realized, fundamental and tolerance niches. We are generating a large, innovative data set on hundreds of plant species native, naturalized and horticultural distributions in the US. We seek a motivated and self-directed scholar who can collaborate with us in testing the relationships between species niches and climate, and in applying the insights gained from these relationships to evaluate the risks faced by endangered plant species with climate change. We are interested in a scholar that can apply existing methods, but also help to generate new approaches as needed to deal with the complexities and challenges of analyzing a novel data set. The position is currently funded for two years, but we expect to be able to fund a third year as well. We are looking to hire a scholar as soon as possible, ideally starting the position in September or October, but we are willing to consider applicants that would not be available until later in the year. Interested candidates should send a short note describing their interest in the position, but also attach a CV and the names of three potential referees to Prof. Dov Sax (dov.sax@gmail.com). Review Date: August 15, 2016. Posted: 7/22/16.

Species Distribution Modelling: The Stinson lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on population-based models of current and future plant species’ distributions, with an emphasis on future land cover and climate scenarios for invasive and allergenic species. This position offers a unique opportunity to draw upon existing spatial and demographic datasets, and to develop new research directions focused on ecologically important species of forest and alpine ecosystems. The postdoc will collaborate closely with the PI on analysis of existing datasets, followed by development of new projects based in eastern forests and western alpine ecosystems. We are an interactive research group working together on diverse aspects of plant ecology and global change. The position offers broad training in plant population biology, academic writing, and grant development. The postdoc will interact frequently with scientists in Environmental Conservation at University of Massachusetts, as well as two premier field stations: the Harvard Forest LTER and Rocky Mountain Biological Lab. Candidates should have a strong ecology background with a focus on GIS and analysis of spatial data, as well as an excellent publication record and willingness to work in high altitude field conditions during summer. Ideal start date is September. Initial position is one year, with high potential for continued funding. Posted: 7/22/16.

Research Assistant Professor, Eco-informatics: New Mexico State University. Position available immediately for research assistant professor (MS and 4 years experience) or (Ph.D. and 2 years experience) in computer sciences, biological, environmental, applied mathematics or related field. Research position working with big data as part of the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program in collaboration with the Jornada Experimental Range USDA–ARS Program in Las Cruces, NM USA. The Jornada scientists use a multi-faceted approach to solving agricultural and ecological problems that requires geo-referencing, harmonization, and analysis of many diverse and complex spatial and temporal data from ground-, aircraft-, and satellite-based sensors. This position would provide data transformations and novel statistical solutions for synthesis and integration of long-term data with geospatial data as well as cyber-security for sensitive data sets. The successful applicant will provide leadership in identifying emerging technologies for acquisition, integration, harmonization, and analysis of complex datasets in support of ecological research. The successful applicant will provide support to scientists in publication of results, including generation of journal-quality figures and working with project leaders to complete manuscripts for submission to journals. Contact Dr. Debra Peters with questions (debra.peters@osec.usda.gov) To apply and for qualifications: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/27926. Closing Date: 5/17/17. Posted: 4/20/17.

Ecoinformatics: two postdoc positions available in the lab of Jens-Christian Svenning, Section for Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark. Position 1: Open 2-yr postdoc at on evolution of megafauna functional diversity in mammals. Experience in ecoinformatics and advanced analyses of large macroevolutionary data sets as well as with paleobiology is expected. Collaborators: prof. Felisa A. Smith (University of New Mexico, US), prof. Chris E. Doughty (Northern Arizona University, US) and postdoc Søren Faurby (National Museum of Natural History, Spain). Position 2: global tree diversity responses to climate change. The work involves integrating species distribution modeling (SDM), phylogeny and functional trait approach. Strong expertise in ecoinformatics and SDM is expected, and experience with phylogeny- and trait-based analyses and/or tree ecology will also be an advantage. Collaborators: Prof. Brian J. Enquist (University of Arizona, US), prof. Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford, UK), prof. Keping Ma (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), and prof. Peter van Bodegom (Leiden University, Netherlands). All applications must be made online and received by 10.09.2016. Posted: 7/11/16.

Bioinformatics, Marine Ecosystems: The University of Miami, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is seeking a full-time bioinformatician to conduct analysis of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic Next-Generation-Sequencing data from marine ecosystems. The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami invites applications for a position in Bioinformatics to work closely with scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (AOML/OCED), located at 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149. This bioinformatics research works with large-scale microbial omics datasets to study the biodiversity and interactions of microbes in marine ecosystems across organizational scales and their roles in ecosystem function and in diseases of marine organisms and communities. This bioinformatics research also works with large-scale eukaryotic omics datasets, especially of coral communities, investigating genomic aspects of coral reef health, resiliency, and adaptation to environmental changes such as sea level rise, climate change, ocean acidification, and exposure to pollutants. The primary tasks of the bioinformatician will include data analysis, such as metagenomic assembly, binning, annotation, mapping and comparisons of metagenomes and metatranscriptomes; development and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines; development and maintenance of databases for microbiome and coral omics data. Responsibilities will also include the training of postdoctoral researchers, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in high-performance computing, programming, and bioinformatics applications. Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, data science, computer science, biology, or a related field with a required 2-3 years of relevant experience in bioinformatics analysis of environmental next-generation- sequencing data. Experience with Linux command line, scripting languages (Perl, Python, R, Bash, etc.), expertise with bioinformatics portals and software, web development languages and proper bioinformatic/software documentation is needed. Preference will be given towards candidates with a doctoral degree in relevant discipline and demonstrated relevant expertise. APPLY online at http://www.miami.edu/careers, Postion #: position P100014223. For further information candidates should contact Dr. Christopher Sinigalliano (christopher.sinigalliano@noaa.gov). Posted: 2/14/17.

Curriculum Specialist in Bioinformatics: The Michigan State University Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) is looking for a specialist in computational biology, genomics and bioinformatics with an enthusiasm for teaching to lead and direct a training program for biological scientists. The Bioinformatics Specialist will coordinate the development of a suite of short courses that will constitute a Bioinformatics training program for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate researchers in the biosciences. We envision that topics in this program will include bioinformatics and programming for biologists, gene expression, protein DNA interaction analysis, genetic mapping, variant analysis, genome assembly and annotation, comparative genomics, and metagenomics. The candidate will be responsible for long term curation of the teaching materials, class scheduling, coordinating with associated instructors, and instruction with the assistance of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching assistants. The Bioinformatics specialist will work in collaboration with an advisory committee from the biology faculty to design and initiate a new program aimed at developing the basic analytical and computational bioinformatics and genomics competencies needed to carry out biological research in the 21st century. The successful applicant will be expected to: 1) coordinate the newly formed graduate bioinformatics program; 2) and contribute to the teaching missions of this new program Basic qualifications: A PhD in Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Genomics, Genetics, or related areas. Strong and demonstrated experience in sequence analysis, genomics, genome assembly, gene expression analyses and associated statistics is required. Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills are also required to collaborate with faculty members from different disciplines. Strong interpersonal skills when relating to researchers. Desired qualifications: Previous experience in teaching, designing and leading bioinformatics workshops and curriculum development is highly valued. Experience with programming languages used in biological sciences (e.g. Perl/Python/BioPython, MATLAB, R/BioConductor). Application Process: Please submit the following: 1) a 1page letter of interest; 2) a 1page statement of teaching philosophy; 3) a detailed curriculum vitae including a summary of teaching experience; and 4) the names and full contact information for three references. These items should be sent to https://jobs.msu.edu/. Questions can be directed to Dr. Dirk Colby, Chair of Search Committee, (colbrydi@msu.edu). Review of applications began on September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/16/16.

Evolution of Butterflies and Moths: The Kawahara Lab at University of Florida is hiring a full-time, fully-benefitted Assistant Research Scientist. This non-tenure track faculty member will collaborate with our research team and also have the ability to design and lead their own projects broadly related to the evolution of butterflies and moths. Required: 1) A Ph.D. in molecular evolution, systematics, evolution, bioinformatics, genomics, or related field. 2) Strong publication record. 3) Familiarity with analyzing next generation sequencing data, computer programming/scripting in Python, Perl, Java, C++, R or other language. 4) Strong organizational skills and ability to work with colleagues, and help run a lab. Desired: 1) Experience in functional/comparative genomics, genome annotation, and/or phylogenomics. 2) An interest in insect evolution, and some lab management experience. While we are interested in hiring someone that can lead projects pertaining to the evolution of Lepidoptera, we will prioritize candidates with a strong background in evolutionary biology, regardless of taxonomic focus. The research scientist will join the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), located on the University of Florida campus. The department is one of the largest university museums in the US, and a leading department in the field of biodiversity science research. Salary: $50k plus benefits. To apply, visit the full job ad. Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2017. Any questions should be addressed to Akito Kawahara at kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu. Posted: 1/3/17.

Butterfly Evolution/Moth Genomics: Postdoc, Kawahara Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA. A 2-year postdoc is available on the evolution of butterflies and phylo/comparative genomics of sensory system evolution in bombycoid moths, as part of two, recently-funded National Science Foundation projects (NSF DEBNERC and NSF GoLife - ButterflyNet). This is a separate position from a recently posted ad for a Research Staff Scientist in the Kawahara lab. The selected postdoc will work at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center in Gainesville, FL, USA. The selected candidate will need to be able to communicate well in verbal and written English and have the ability to train students and analyze genomic libraries for NGS, including insect transcriptomes and target capture approaches. The selected candidate will join a team of postdocs, graduate students, multiple undergraduates, and staff scientists in the Kawahara Lab. The postdoc will also work closely with local and international collaborators. Required: 1) A Ph.D. in molecular evolution, systematics, evolution, bioinformatics, genomics, or related field. 2) Strong publication record. 3) Familiarity with analyzing next generation sequencing data, computer programming/scripting in Python, Perl, Java, C++, R or other language. Candidates with background experience in functional/comparative genomics, genome annotation, and/or phylogenomics will be highly considered. Salary: $47-50k plus benefits. The appointment can be up to 2 years, but will be made on a yearly basis given satisfactory progress. Start date: Position available Feb 1, 2017. To ensure full consideration, please email the following to Akito Kawahara (kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu): (1) a cover letter, (2) your updated CV, and (3) have letters of support sent directly to kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu from 3 mentors/colleagues. The cover letter and updated CV should be merged into a single PDF. The cover letter should describe your previous research and training, your qualifications for the postdoc as detailed in this advertisement, and should explain how this postdoc position will further your long-term research/career aspirations. Specify in the email subject line: "Postdoc_KawaharaLab". Evaluations of applicants will begin on Jan. 15, 2017. Posted: 1/3/17.

Squamate Evolution: Postdoctoral opportunity to study venom as a key trait facilitating snake diversification. The laboratory of Christopher Parkinson at the University of Central Florida is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to help advance a newly funded NSF/FAPESP Dimensions of Biodiversity award (USA & Brazil). This collaborative award involves Lisle Gibbs at Ohio State University, Darin Rokyta at Florida State University and, in Brazil, Ignacio Azevedo, Ana Moura, and Erika Hingst-Zaher at the Butantan Institute and Hussam Zaher at the University of Sao Paulo. We will be investigating the evolution of venom in the traditionally classified venomous snakes as well as studying several lineages of “nonvenomous” snakes to understand venom function and diversification as it relates to the speciation process. This project involves full-genome analyses, venom-gland transcriptomics, quantitative proteomics, phylogenomics, and comparative phylogenetics. Initially, this individual will be responsible for leading and facilitating sample collection in several Latin American countries. Once samples are secured, this postdoc will be involved in downstream genomic and proteomic analyses as well as venom functional assays. Qualifications: Candidates should have completed or be within 6-9 months of completing their Ph.D. in an appropriate related field. We are seeking a scientist that has field experience, is creative and talented, has an excellent publication record, is organized, and possesses excellent communication skills. Because this position requires field work in several Latin American counties, the ability to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese is highly desirable. Additionally, it is desirable that the successful candidate have previous experience working with NGS data sets and phylogenetics. The candidate will be expected to secure funding through submission of fellowships and grant applications which will help prepare them for an academic life. The position will be based at UCF in Orlando Florida. There will be opportunities to work with and at collaborator institutions. Interested candidates should send their CV, a research/motivation statement, and contact information for three references to Chris Parkinson (Parkinson@ucf.edu). Posted: 10/28/16.

Bacterial Genomics, Plant Pathogens: A postdoctoral researcher position for a highly motivated young scientist is available in the group of Rodrigo Almeida in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, at the University of California, Berkeley, to study the dynamics of plant pathogen epidemics and host adaptation and specialization. The position is funded by a Horizon 2020 collaborative project dedicated to the emerging plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa. Within the broad scope of the project, developing novel research questions will be encouraged. Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area related to microbial genomics, evolution, or population genetics; computational, programming, and quantitative skills are required. The successful candidate will be independent and have good writing skills, yet be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment where collaboration and synergistic interactions are expected. Responsibilities: Researcher will be responsible for experimental design, data analyses, preparation of research manuscripts and project reports. Post-doctoral researchers in our group are also expected to help mentor and work with students and peers when necessary. Appointment: One year renewable to two years based on satisfactory performance. Starting annual salary $48k. Start date is negotiable, but strong preference will be given to candidates that can start by early Summer 2017. Application: Prepare a single PDF with i) a 2-page CV that lists publications and computational skills, ii) a research statement (up to 2 pages), and iii) three references who could be contacted. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. We hope to close the position by February 17. Send PDF directly to Rodrigo Almeida: email- rodrigoalmeida@berkeley.edu. Posted: 1/23/17.

Host-Microbe Interactions: A postdoc position is available in the Duddleston lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage to study urea nitrogen salvage and the gut microbiota in arctic ground squirrels. This NIH-funded postdoc will examine the gut microbiota, beneficial ureolytic bacteria, and the use of microbially-liberated urea-nitrogen in host-tissue remodeling under conditions of varying dietary nitrogen availability and host nitrogen demand. Although applicants with experience in microbiota analyses (16S, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics), animal respirometry and/or stable isotope analyses are especially welcome, all relevant expertise will be considered. The postdoc will join an active and vibrant lab including graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research, and mentorship of undergraduates is encouraged. Additionally, many of the postdoctoral scientists in the department participate in a diversity of professional development and community service activities through the UAA Postdoctoral Association. Eighteen months of funding are guaranteed, with the possibility of 6 – 12 additional months of support. Additionally, the position is flexible and the opportunity exists to extend and expand the project through applications for fellowships and research grants. For more information, contact Khrys Duddleston at knduddleston@alaska.edu. To apply, send CV, statement of research experience and interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to knduddleston@alaska.edu. Posted: 1/31/17.

Phylogenomics, Host-Symbiont Diversification: The Simon lab at the University of Connecticut seeks creative and motivated PhD students and Postdoctoral candidates interested in phylogenetics, molecular phylogenomics, bioinformatics, and/or symbiont-host interactions (endosymbionts and/or microbiomes) to begin in the summer or fall of 2017. Experience in the preceding subjects preferred but not required. Applicants will participate in an NSF sponsored project entitled: Exploring Symbiont Biodiversity and Complexity in the Family Cicadidae. The major goal of this proposal is to study the co-diversification and interaction between cicadas, their primary “obligate” endosymbionts, their secondary “facultative” endosymbionts and their gut microbiota. Cicada obligate endosymbionts have recently been demonstrated to exhibit spectacular and unprecedented genome diversity. Since cicada symbionts are largely unknown our work will result in considerable biodiversity discovery. We hypothesize that gain or loss of host-symbiont consortium members during cicada phylogenetic history will be correlated with internal or external environmental changes. We are most interested in the timing of symbiont consortium changes. For example, does the gain of a secondary (facultative) endosymbiont facilitate the breakdown or loss of primary (obligate) endosymbionts? Or does the breakdown or loss of the obligate endosymbiont allow invasion by a secondary endosymbiont? Similarly, we ask whether the changes in the gut microbiota affect primary endosymbionts (keeping in mind that gut microbiota are known to synthesize essential amino acids for some hosts). Other hypotheses concern changes in symbiont consortium membership related to changes in the biotic or abiotic external environment coincident with the invasion of new biogeographic areas characterized by different climates and host plants. Broader impacts will involve teaching collaborations with team members in the US, Brazil, China, India, NZ, and Fiji. Field trips to Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Fiji, and India are planned. Senior Personnel and collaborators on the project include: Thomas Buckley (NZ), David Marshall, John Cooley, John McCutcheon, Emily and Alan Lemmon, Chris Owen, Beth Wade, Al Sanborn, Dan Mozgai, Max Moulds (AU), Ben Price (UK), Martin Villet (ZA), Deepa Agashe (IN), Krushnamegh Kunte (IN), Sudhanya Hajong (IN), Cong Wei (CN), Hong He (CN), Daniela Takiya (BR), Tatiana Ruschel (BR), and Peter Lockhart (NZ, FJ), and numerous cicada researchers around the world. Interested, qualified Postdoctoral candidates should send an email describing their motivation, skills, and research experience/interests along with a CV, and copies of relevant publications. Applicants should also arrange to have letters sent by three referees who are familiar with the candidates work (including the PhD advisor). Postdoctoral support is available through our NSF award but applications to outside funding sources are also strongly encouraged. Send all material to chris.simon@uconn.edu. Strong applicants will be contacted to schedule an informal Skype interview. The successful candidates will join the EEB Department and also have opportunities to work in the laboratories of collaborators. The EEB department is a diverse, highly collegial and interactive group of scientists. Relevant to these positions, we are particularly strong in Systematics with eight faculty members whose major focus is phylogenetic systematics and half a dozen others who use phylogenetics in their work. We offer three graduate courses in systematics (Principles and Methods of Systematics, Molecular Systematics, and Phylogenetic Systematics) plus numerous relevant grad seminars. There is a strong symbiont group on campus that includes members of EEB and Molecular and Cell Biology. EEB also has strengths in phenotypic plasticity and functional morphology, global change ecology, behavior, and organismal evolution, ecology and conservation. Posted: 12/13/16.

Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics: The ETH Zurich center for Adaptation to a Changing Environment (ACE) invites applicants for two postdoctoral fellowships in the areas of ecology, evolution, and genomics. ACE was established to connect the rapidly increasing availability of genomic information to ecological dynamics, as mediated by rapid evolutionary change. Postdocs, graduate students and faculty interact in a single center located on the ETH campus in Zurich. Those interested in applying their backgrounds in ecology, evolution, and genomics to the goals of the center are encouraged to apply. The following topical areas are emphasized: Genomics of ecologically relevant traits; Eco-evolutionary dynamics of species interactions; Evolutionary responses to changing environments. Projects can range from the theoretical to empirical, and must be conducted in collaboration with ETH faculty participating in ACE (see website). Postdoctoral positions are for two years and must commence before summer 2017. Work-related interactions will be in English and salaries are adequate to take advantage of the high quality of life in Zurich. Requirements include a PhD degree in ecology, evolution, bioinformatics or a closely related discipline, high-quality publications, fluency in English, and good communication skills. Your application includes a research statement, including one to two paragraphs describing how your research interests relate to the center and associated faculty, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Application review will begin October 15, 2016. To apply, visit the full job ad. Posted: 9/21/16.

Madagascar Biodiversity Genomics: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Department of Conservation Genetics (OHDZA-CG) based in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with interest/expertise in the generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data of lemurs, tortoises, and other taxa from Madagascar. The successful applicant will be proficient in the construction genomic libraries and in solution hybridization methodologies for high throughput sequencing as well as all relevant analysis of large datasets, and manage next-generation sequence workflows. This individual will be responsible for development, implementation, and support of software applications related to variant detection and interpretation from high-throughput experiments involving multiple species of lemurs, tortoises, and taxa from Madagascar. Assembly of whole genomes is in-progress, but will likely require additional analysis pertinent to specific research projects. Interested candidates should be highly motivated, organized, independent, and have extensive experience with molecular genomics and bioinformatics, and be able to efficiently write and revise manuscripts. Travel to Madagascar to support the field programs of OHDZA-CG is required for a minimum of five week intervals twice a year. Basic Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, molecular genomics or related field and have more than one year of experience in high-throughput genome sequence analysis. Applicants should be experienced at software related to next generation sequencing data and be able to manipulate genomic data for phylogenetics and phylogeography. Our group’s focus is large-scale sequencing for phylogenetics, phylogeography and evolutionary studies of lemurs, tortoises and other taxa from Madagascar. Thus, previous experience in genome assemblies, annotation and analysis of a variety of next generation sequencing (NGS) pipelines is preferable. The ideal candidate will be independent, highly motivated, productive, and able to work effectively in a team with members from a variety of diverse backgrounds with outstanding written and verbal communication skills. The successful applicant must be interested in interdisciplinary science and field research and have a solid publication record that illustrates ability to conduct novel, independent research. Preferred: Candidates should have 3+ years of experience in molecular biology, genetics, or bioinformatics. The position requires proficiency in programming (perl or python) and bash scripting using Linux operating systems. Applicants are also expected to be familiar with bioinformatics tools, be able to implement complex computational pipelines, incorporate genomics databases and have extensive and creditable laboratory experience with constructing genomic libraries. The applicant will need to work closely with two full time technicians to manage NGS lab work, as well as with a full time bioinformatician. While in Madagascar the applicant will work with a variety of Malagasy graduate students, and is expected to assist with the progression of a variety of projects, and assist with completion of their degrees and peer-reviewed manuscripts. Based on all these above duties requires a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to train and teach both national and international audiences is necessary. The candidate must also be able to jump between a variety of projects, based on needs of the research group. Must be legally entitled to work in the USA. Visa sponsorship is not available. The selected candidate will be based primarily at OHDZA-CG, but the individual will be required to travel and conduct field work with the projects under the management of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, NGO. The initial appointment is for duration of two-years, but is renewable for an additional two years based on performance. The position will begin approximately mid-August 2017. Application: send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, a few publications, and the names and addresses of three academic and professional references to: Dr. Edward E. Louis, Jr., Director of the Department of Conservation Genetics, Center for Conservation and Research, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107 USA. Email: genetics@omahazoo.com. Posted: 3/2/17.

Conservation Genomics: Under the University of California, President’s Office Catalyst program, a three-year award has been made for 1.75 million dollars to establish a conservation genomics network among 6 campuses. The goal of the program is to support research, develop new analytical tools, educate graduate and post-graduate students via workshops, and interface with conservation managers and planners as well as the general public. We have support for a two-year post-doc beginning January 2017 (start date is flexible for the right candidate) at the University of California, Merced to work on (1) adaptation to seastar wasting disease and (2) conservation and adaptation to vernal pools in invertebrates and plants. We are looking for a researcher with keen interest in conservation genetics and with experience in relevant wetlab protocols and strengths in bioinformatics. The postdoc also will liaise with other conservation genetics network members and assist in project workshops and the educational mission of the program. Interested researchers should have a recent PhD and contact mdawson@ucmerced.edu & jsexton2@ucmerced.edu. Please send a one-page project plan, CV, and cover letter with brief discussion of qualifications and goals. Deadline for applications: 18 September 2016. More information is available at: Ochre Seastar and Hiring: Postdocs. PIs for the projects are: Mike Dawson and Jay Sexton. Posted: 8/23/16.

Genetic control of root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency in maize: The Leakey group at the University of Illinois seeks creative and energetic applicants for a postdoctoral associate position that offer excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary training: Genetic control of root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency in maize Candidates should have a strong background in root phenotyping or study of root size/distribution. Experience in quantitative genetics or studying roots under field conditions is preferable. The successful applicant will be expected to actively engage with a collaborative team in the Topp and Baxter groups at the Danforth Plant Science Center. The project aim is to develop/deploy high-throughput phenotyping methods and apply them to quantitative genetic approaches to improving the root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency of maize. The position is available immediately, but the starting date is flexible up until May 2017. Project details. Posted: 10/22/16.

Macroevolution of Flower Color: The Smith Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join an NSF-funded project on the macroevolution of flower color. Research in the lab encompasses phylogenetics, evolutionary genomics, biochemistry, and comparative methods. Our questions are centered on understanding phylogenetic patterns of floral trait evolution and identifying the mechanisms that underlie changes in floral traits (www.colorado.edu/smithlab). The postdoc will lead research aimed at testing the predictability of genetic changes associated with the macroevolution of flower color in Solanaceae (the tomato family). This project builds on previous research suggesting that, for a given pigment pathway, color evolution proceeds through a predictable subset of possible mutations. Testing this hypothesis at a phylogenetic scale will involve a combination of biochemical analysis of pigments, floral transcriptomics, and statistical comparative methods. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in field trips to South America to sample new taxa, and is expected to take part in several local evolution outreach activities. Qualified candidates will have a PhD in biology or related disciplines and a strong publication record. Experience in plant biochemistry (including HPLC) and/or analysis of next-generation sequence data is a plus. To apply for the positions, please send a brief letter of interest (1-2 paragraphs), a CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Stacey D. Smith, stacey.d.smith@colorado.edu. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years depending on research progress. The position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible. Posted: 8/24/16.

Orchid Ecology: Mt. Cuba Center, a botanical garden with a focus on native plants and ecosystems, seeks a recent graduate school candidate to study native terrestrial orchids in the state of Delaware on a 2-year fellowship. The Ecology Fellow will lead the Native Orchids of Delaware project, (under the management of the Director of Research) conducting field work on orchid ecology and habitat associates. The job also entails collection of seed and root tissue, vital for future orchid propagation and management of geographic and informational databases. The fellow will create and manage a citizen science based conservation corps to monitor orchids. The final deliverable product from this fellowship is a publication describing the ecological state of orchids in Delaware and written guidance for the future including information on distribution, taxonomy and conservation needs. The successful candidate will have experience in plant identification, natural community surveys, plant ecology, and be able to communicate well (verbally and in print) with the public and our conservation collaborators. Familiarity with taxonomic keys and guidebooks for plant identification is necessary. Must have proficiency in ArcGIS, Microsoft (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and other common applications. Ph.D. in plant science or ecology based discipline is preferred, Masters will be considered. Valid driver’s license and ability to conduct field work in adverse conditions is required. The pay for the 2 year Ecological Fellowship is $38,500 per year plus benefits. To apply, see http://mtcubacenter.org/employment/. Posted: 3/14/17.

Plant ecological and evolutionary genetics: Purdue University. A postdoctoral position is available study the genetic basis of adaptation in native populations of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. This research is part of a NSF funded collaborative project on the genetic basis of fitness tradeoffs across environments, focusing on freezing tolerance as a key adaptive trait. We use a combination of field experiments in the native environments, experiments in controlled growth chambers, and -omic data to investigate, across environments, the links between genotype, phenotype, and fitness. Additional research in the lab is focused on the evolutionary ecology and genetic basis of heterosis and outbreeding depression in Arabidopsis. Resources available in the lab include a large collection of lines from natural A. thaliana populations spanning latitudinal and altitudinal gradients, recombinant inbred lines and near isogenic line populations for genetic mapping, and engineered lines (transgenic and CRISPR-CAS9) for candidate genes. Development of new research directions building on these themes and resources is encouraged. Research activities will include (but are not limited to): Leading growth chamber experiments to estimate freezing tolerance, lifetime fitness, and patterns of global gene expression; field planting and harvesting of experiments at sites in Italy (near Rome) and northern Sweden (three to four trips per year, ~10 days each); overseeing development of near isogenic lines (for fine mapping), and the production and genotyping of two new recombinant inbred line populations; data analysis; and manuscript preparation. A PhD in biology or related discipline is required and preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in plant evolutionary biology. Previous experience with the analysis of genomic data is strongly preferred. This is initially a one-year appointment, with the possibility of an extension of 1-2 years dependent on funding and performance. A start date of April 1, 2017 or sooner is preferred, but this is negotiable. Applicants should send (as a single PDF attachment) a CV, a letter summarizing research interests, accomplishments, and objectives, and the names and contact information for two professional references. Review of applications will begin February 4, 2017. Chris Oakley (oakleyc at purdue dot edu). Posted: 1/8/17.

Evolutionary Genomics: Genome duplication, gene flow, and adaptation at the John Innes Centre. We seek big-question-oriented postdocs to join us to work on fundamental problems in evolutionary genomics. We offer a highly interdisciplinary environment with outstanding institutional support and funding. Two ERC grants have just been won by the Yant lab and our very close collaborators, the Bomblies lab (also at JIC). This greatly enhances an ambitious programme in evolutionary genomics in Norwich. Additionally, we have many collaborations with diverse European groups, offering you outstanding potential for professional development. Current projects have an explicitly phenotype-first orientation, aiming to determine the genetic basis and evolutionary repeatability of adaptation to intense, quantifiable selection pressures, both environmental and intracellular. We do this by applying large-scale population genomics to wild plant populations that have evolved to overcome demonstrable hazards. We currently focus on adaptation to genome duplication as well as adaptation to highly challenging, quantifiable environmental stressors in species ranging from Arabidopsis arenosa, to Chamerion angustifolium, to Mimulus guttatus and back throughout the Brassicaceae to A. lyrata and A. thaliana. We strongly encourage applicants suggest project ideas that fit with these general aims and we are fully committed to helping successful applicants develop their ideas for the eventual formation their own independent research groups. Applicants with evolutionary genetic, computational, or molecular interests in adaptation are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with initiative, analytical skills, and a drive to push forward on new problems in evolutionary genomics. Successful candidates will perform independent, novel analyses and will have demonstrated clear innovation during or following their PhD. To begin a meaningful conversation, we ask that you include a cover letter and a statement that indicates which research topics in the lab you are particularly interested in, and why your qualifications make you a good fit with our research. This is an essential part of our shortlisting process and as such we are unable to progress applications without this element. See the full job ad for further information and details of how to apply. Salary £30-37k per annum. This post is for a contract of 36 months. Early application is encouraged, but the deadline for application is 30 August 2016. Essential Skills: Demonstrated clear innovation during or following your PhD. Excellent communications skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse team members. A cover letter and a statement that indicates which research topics you are particularly interested in, and why your qualifications make you a good fit with our research. Posted: 8/2/16.

Ambrosia Fungi: The Smith Fungal Biology Lab and the Hulcr Forest Entomology Lab at the University of Florida are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to start in Summer or Fall of 2017. We are seeking an independent researcher who is broadly interested in fungal systematics, evolutionary biology, and insect-fungi interactions to study ambrosia beetles and their symbiotic fungi as part of an NSF-funded project. We want someone with: • A PhD degree in biological sciences • A background that includes evolution, systematics, phylogenetic analysis, computational approaches and/or fungal biology • Laboratory and molecular biology experience • Experience in isolation and maintenance of fungal cultures • Solid English language abilities and strong scientific writing • Demonstrated ability to complete projects, generate scientific products and publish peer reviewed publications. Interested applicants should submit a single PDF document that includes a CV and a brief cover letter indicating why they are appropriate for the position to Dr. Matthew E. Smith (trufflesmith@ufl.edu). We will begin reviewing applications on April 21st, 2017. Posted: 3/20/17.

Genomics of Adaptation in Fungi: A postdoctoral position is available in the Landry Laboratory at Université Laval in Quebec City under the Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Cell and Systems Biology. The PDF will work on a collaborative project looking at the population genomics of plant pathogenic fungi of the genus Ophiostoma, including the species responsible for the Dutch elm disease, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. The goal of the project is to perform a large genomic and phenotypic survey of North American and world-wide isolates (n > 500) to examine the role of natural selection, inter-species hybridization and genome dynamics in the adaptation and range expansion of this pathogen. See our recent work on budding yeast (Leducq et al. Nature Microbiology, doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2015.3). The candidate is expected to have a PhD in biology, bioinformatics or computational biology or a related discipline, with a strong background in bioinformatics and statistics (R, Python) and at least some experience with whole-genome sequencing analysis and population genetics. The candidate should have strong leadership skills, motivation and creativity and be able to work in a team of collaborators within the laboratory and with other laboratories involved in the project. The Landry lab is located at the Institut de Biologie Intégrative et des Systèmes (IBIS) of Université Laval and is part of the Quebec Network for Research on Protein Function, Engineering, and Applications (PROTEO). IBIS and PROTEO offer very stimulating training environment and cutting edge technologies in genomics and proteomics. The Landry lab is an international team of 15 students, PDFs and research associates from different backgrounds (microbiology, biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry) addressing questions in evolutionary cell and systems biology. The application package (1 single PDF file) should include a motivation letter demonstrating the interest of the candidate for the field and his/her ability to perform this type of research, reprints of the candidate’s most important contributions, a CV and the contact information of three people who can provide letters of reference. The file should be sent to landrylaboratory@gmail.com. Starting date could be as early as January 2017. The competition will remain open until a candidate is selected. The position is initially for 2 years with a possible extension to 3.5 years. Posted: 8/2/16.

Forensic Genomics: The Faith Lab at North Carolina State University and the Forensic Sciences Institute is seeking a post-doc scholar for a 2-year US Department of Defense project that aims to use to the fungi present in dust to determine the geographic origin of samples and, in addition, to build tools that make it easier for this approach to be used in forensics. This unique experience positions the post-doc scholar as a critical member of an interdisciplinary team conducting cutting-edge applied research at the intersection of forensics, genomics, biogeography, statistics, and bioinformatics. The team includes faculty from the NC State Departments of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, Statistics (Eric Laber, Brian Reich), and Applied Ecology (Rob Dunn), as well as the University of Colorado (Noah Fierer). The scholar will be responsible for developing forensic laboratory DNA sequencing methods, testing the methods against true forensic samples (which is to say, if we don’t know where a sample is from, will the method really work to tell us?), and serving as a subject matter expert to the interdisciplinary team. Job Duties: •Developing laboratory methods and investigating bioinformatic routines to analyze environmental samples with next-generation sequencing (NGS) •Managing large genomic datasets produced with NGS (e.g., Illumina MiSeq) •Presenting results at lab/teammeetings, international forensic science meetings, and government briefings •Participating in interdisciplinary teams, including external collaborators in industry, academiaand government•Authoring of manuscripts, standard operating proceduresand proposals •Assisting in extension and outreach with the forensics community Requirements: PhD in a relevant field, e.g., forensic science, cell and molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biochemistry. Preferred Experience, Skills, Training: In addition, preference may be given to applicants with advanced degrees (e.g., M.S. or Ph.D.) and/or demonstrated experience in the following: •Next-generation sequencing technology •Bioinformatics or analytics of biological data using R, Python, Java or other applicable programming languages andanalysis packages •Forensic science •Cloud computing •Data mining and machine learning. Optional skill: Obsessive watching of CSI shows. To apply, contact Seth Faith, safaith@ncsu.edu. Posted: 9/13/16.

Environmental Microbiology: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Haifa - Oranim, in Kiryat Tivon, Israel. The overall objective of the project is to explore the role of the gut microbiome of nectarivorous birds (sunbirds and hummingbirds) in detoxification of secondary metabolites in floral nectar. Postdoctoral fellows and recent Ph.D.s with skills in Microbiology and Molecular Biology are encouraged to apply. Applicants should respond by e-mail with curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of three individuals who would be willing to provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to Prof. Malka Halpern (mhalpern@research.haifa.ac.il), until December 1st, 2016. Posted: 11/8/16.

Mycorrhizal Ecology in Costa Rica: A Postdoctoral Research Associate positon is available in the Sharma Lab at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. to participate in an NSF funded project that is exploring the role of plant-fungal interactions in explaining plant species distributions in a tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. The research team includes scientists from the University of New Mexico, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Costa Rica. This position is based in Lubbock, TX, but intense field work will be required during the rainy season in Costa Rica (typically 3-4 weeks per year). Competitive candidates will possess the following attributes: 1) a record of achievement in fungal molecular ecology, orchid mycorrhizal ecology, metagenomics, community ecology and / or ecological phylogenetics; 2) extensive laboratory molecular ecology experience and strong quantitative analytical skills (bioinformatics and multivariate statistical analyses); 3) demonstrated proficiency in communicating research results (i.e., peer reviewed publications and scientific presentations); 4) strong time management and organizational skills, with an ability to manage a number of competing priorities; 5) enthusiasm for intense work schedules in the laboratory and in challenging field conditions. Strong capacity to undertake lab work independently and also interact productively with project PIs and personnel; and 6) leadership and initiative in developing creative and relevant research proposals and projects. Duration: Two+ years, contingent upon satisfactory research performance. Application: Please submit the following in a single PDF file to jyotsna.sharma@ttu.edu: 1) cover letter; 2) a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals (under two pages); 3) curriculum Vitae along with reprints of no more than four most relevant publications; 4) names and contact information for three academic references, including the Ph.D. advisor. The Subject line of the e-mail and the PDF file name should read -'Applicant last name_postdoc'. Review of applications will begin on 20 January 2017. The targeted start date is 15 March 2017, but is somewhat flexible. Strong applicants will be contacted to schedule an informal Skype interview. Posted: 12/16/16.

Environmental Genomics and Biogeochemistry: We’re seeking a postdoc to join a multidisciplinary research team investigating carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. This position interfaces with several research groups collaborating on funded projects involving the application of metagenomics to the study of archaeal, bacterial, and fungal community composition and their links to soil biogeochemical processes. The postdoc will be based in the Integrated Program in the Environment at Indiana University, and will work collaboratively with the laboratories of Dr. Jeffrey White, Dr. Richard Phillips and Dr. Jonathan Raff, as well as with the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics. Current projects include the study of fungal dynamics associated with permafrost thaw in the Arctic, and microbial community effects on production and emission of trace gases (e.g., CH4, VOC, NOx, and HONO) in temperate forest and agricultural soils. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, environmental science, or biogeochemistry - completed before the start date. Demonstrated expertise in environmental metagenomics, microbial ecology, and soil biogeochemistry is required. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and will show promise as a group leader in environmental metagenomics analysis. Salary: $48-50k (commensurate with experience). Full benefits are included. Start date: Preferably no later than May 31, 2017. The appointment is initially for a one-year period, renewable for an additional year based on satisfactory performance. To apply: Please submit 1) a brief cover letter describing your research/educational background, why you're interested in the position, and the date you are available to start and 2) a CV that includes the names and contact info (including email addresses) of three references to whitej@indiana.edu. Review date: March 10, 2017. Posted: 1/7/17.

Soil Fungal Ecology and Global Change: We are looking for a postdoc to join our team at Freie Universität Berlin. The position is for 5 years and comes with 4 credits of teaching per semester. The teaching would be in ecology and could also be delivered in English, for example in advanced BSc courses or in the MSc Biodiversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology, microbiology or related field. The area of research is relatively open; however, the postdoc should reinforce one of the current research themes in our lab. This includes work on mycorrhizal ecology (AM fungi), microbial community coalescence, global change (see ERC Advanced Grant), soil biodiversity and soil aggregation. The candidate can use theoretical/ modeling or experimental approaches, and preference will be given to candidates who can bridge between experimental and theoretical/ modeling work. Excellent command of English is desirable, as is advanced knowledge of statistics (using the R environment), and a general background in community ecology, soil ecology or related field. Please send applications by 27.03.2017 preferably as one pdf per email to Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig: rillig@zedat.fu-berlin.de quoting “21223700/05/17”, the position code, in the header of the email. Posted: 3/7/17.

Soil Fungal Molecular Ecology in Agroecosystems: Within the ERA-NET BiodivERsA 3 Project "Agro-ecosystem diversification: digging deeper", we offer a three-year postdoc position (E13 TV-L FU 100%) in Matthias Rillig’s lab at Freie Universität Berlin. Deadline for application: January 2, 2017. The position is to carry out research on soil fungal ecology within the framework of this joint project. Using different agroecological sampling sites the diversity of fungi is to be assessed, inclusive of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Central to the project is the link between biodiversity and multifunctionality in agroecosystems in Europe. High-throuput sequencing (Illumina MiSeq or others) is to be used, together with more classical methods. A central process-level variable is soil aggregation. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in ecology, soil biology, microbiology or other relevant field. In addition we look for the following: - Experience with high-throughput sequencing, ideally of fungal communities, including pertinent bioinformatics - excellent knowledge of English - very good knowledge of statistics with R, especially pertaining to the analysis of community data - basic knowledge of soil ecology, fungal ecology and/ or agroecosystems - willingness to do fieldwork, and a driver license. Please send all application materials (cv, list of publications, ideally copies of diplomas/ degrees) in one pdf per email to rillig@zedat.fu-berlin.de quoting "Rillig-biodiversa" in the email subject line. All applications received by January 2, 2017 will receive full consideration. Posted: 12/13/16.

Microbial Community Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Evans Lab at Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan State University) to examine the role of microbial dispersal and colonization in soil or plant processes. The postdoc would take advantage of ongoing experiments and datasets from the Namib Desert, Namibia (hyper-arid, fog-driven desert), and and/or on-site experiments on managed lands (KBS LTER, GLBRC) addressing questions related to microbial effects on ecosystem function, precipitation-mediated dispersal, and the role of dispersal in legacies of land use. Qualifications: A PhD in an appropriate discipline is required, as is demonstration of strong written and oral communication skills. Experience with metagenomic/metatranscriptomic techniques, pipelines, and statistical analysis is preferred, but other skillsets that can be applied to research projects will also be considered (e.g. isotopes, microscopy, modeling). Start date and salary: The postdoctoral appointment is renewable annually for at least 2 years, after which is contingent on funding. Ideal start date is May 2017, other start dates (preferably March-August 2017) will be considered; constraints should be described in a cover letter. Salary will begin at $50k. To apply: Please send a 1) cover letter (including research accomplishments, future research interests and directions, and relevant field, lab, and data analysis skills), 2) CV, 3) a representative publication (published or in press), and 4) contact information (name, position, phone, email) for three references to evanssa6@msu.edu. We will begin reviewing applications February 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled (notice will be posted on lab website). More information on the Evans Lab and KBS. The Evans Lab is committed to creating a diverse environment that supports individuals regardless of cultural background, race, orientation, or ethnicity. Posted: 12/19/16, revised: 1/7/17.

Microbial Community Ecology (Fungi/Global Change): This approx. 5-year position is offered within the ERC Advanced Grant Project „Gradual and abrupt environmental change: concurrent physiological, evolutionary and community composition shifts“. Carrying out experimental work in an ERC-funded project at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. These experiments have an eco-evolutionary focus and are mainly conceptualized as microcosm experiments with saprobic soil fungi. It is planned to examine the effects of various global change factors in experiments with varying degrees of complexity; the main factor to be examined is increasing temperature. The main focus is on saprobic fungi and their communities, as well as pertinent ecosystem processes. It is additionally envisaged to carry out a garden or greenhouse experiment on these questions. The incumbent is also invited to actively contribute to concept development in questions surrounding the proposal topic. We are looking for a person who brings the following to the table: - Interested in working in a team - Publications in experimental microbial community ecology, ideally with fungi (but bacteria would also be fine) - Experience with the logistics of complex microcosm experiments - Excellent knowledge of statistics (with R) - Experience with high-throughput Sequenzierung (e.g. Illumina MiSeq) and pertinent bioinformatics. Applicants must have completed Ph.D. Please send your application materials (cv, publication list, names of referees, cover letter) by 31.10.2016 as one pdf to Matthias Rillig, rillig@zedat.fu-berlin.de using “ERC-experimental” in the email subject line. Start date ideally is January 2017. Posted: 10/12/16.

Tropical Plant-Insect Food Webs: Novotny Lab, Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic. We are seeking a highly motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher to join our the team of Vojtech Novotny studying plant-insect food webs in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere in the tropics, funded by an ERC Advanced grant. We are looking for applicants (i) with advanced skills in ecological, biostatistical, molecular or phylogenetic analyses of ecological data, (ii) with advanced field research skills (including managing research teams), interested in food web experiments in tropical rainforest, or with a combination of both skill sets. We are looking for a creative person who will be also an asset socially in our highly international team. Fluency in English is required, other languages may be an advantage. The position is open to candidates of any nationality holding a PhD degree. It is based in Ceske Budejovice and available immediately (the starting date is negotiable). Tenure 3 years (performance review after the first year). Application: Send your CV, a cover letter stating your previous work, qualification and motivation, and names of three referees by email to Prof. Vojtech Novotny [novotny@entu.cas.cz]. Review of applications will begin on 28th February 2017. Pdf of this ad. Posted: 2/6/17.

Experimental Community Ecology, Host-Parasitoid Food Webs: A three year Postdoc position funded by a Czech Science Foundation grant is available for a highly motivated candidate to join a project exploring how abiotic and biotic factors interact to structure host-parasitoid food webs. The candidate will develop experimental methods for a novel laboratory model system of wild Drosophila species and their parasitoids based on communities from tropical Australia, conduct microcosm experiments to reveal the impact of temperature, host defences and symbiotic bacteria on food web structure and survey experimental food webs using DNA metabarcoding. Contributing to fieldwork in Australia would be desirable. There will also be opportunities to develop the project in a direction of the candidate’s own choosing. The successful applicant will join the Laboratory of Experimental Ecology at the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, under the supervision of Dr Jan Hrcek. The laboratory is part of the Department of Ecology, a dynamic multinational centre for interaction network research with regular publications in leading journals. The project involves close collaboration with Prof. Owen Lewis (University of Oxford) and the candidate will thus be in regular contact with the Community Ecology group at Oxford, The review of applications will begin January 16th 2017. The salary of 35k CZK/month gross + benefits more than comfortably covers living expenses in Ceske Budejovice. The working language is English and applicants from all countries are eligible. Required: · A PhD degree in Biology · A strong track record in effective research output · Very good English · Interest in community ecology · Research experience with laboratory experiments, insect ecology or molecular ecology · Experience in statistics Desirable: · Driving licence and fieldwork experience To apply please send one document with your CV, contact details for three references, and cover letter stating qualifications, previous work and motivation to Jan Hrcek [ janhrcek@gmail.com ]. Posted: 12/13/16.

Ecology of Drosophila Microbiomes: Postdoc position is available at Cornell University, USA: The research will investigate the impact of gut microbiota on ecologically-important traits in Drosophila species, focusing on the utilization of different natural foods and resistance to natural enemies, including how interactions with endosymbionts (Wolbachia, Spiroplasma) may influence these traits. Experience of next generation sequencing methods is essential, and previous research on interactions between animals and beneficial microbes is strongly preferred. To apply, please contact Angela Douglas at aes326@cornell.edu, providing your CV, including details of two referees. The covering letter should include an explanation of how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for the position. Informal inquiries are welcome. Further information is available at http://angeladouglaslab.com/openings/. Posted: 12/13/16.

Gut Microbiome Community Ecology: The Ludington lab at the University of California Berkeley is hiring a postdoctoral fellow. We study the linkages between ecology and evolution in the gut microbiome and the impacts on host physiology. With hundreds of species interacting with each other as well as with specific proteins and cells in our body, the microbiome is a complex ecosystem within a complex organism, neither of which we fully understand on their own let alone in combination. The microbiome field is held back by the lack of a simple experimental system. We have developed the natural gut community of the fruit fly as a model to dissect biological complexity at scales from molecules to populations of hosts. Funding is available for a postdoctoral scholar with a quantitative background (in any area of science). Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contacts for three references to will.ludington@berkeley.edu. Posted: 11/6/16.

Community Ecology of Gut Microbiomes: We seek a postdoctoral associate to analyze functional patterns in community assembly of gut microbiomes applying community ecology principles, including trait-based approaches and network analyses, to existing data. Strong quantitative skills and experience with bioinformatic and statistical analyses of microbial communities is expected and a familiarity with ecological and evolutionary theories is desired. The successful candidate should have a PhD in microbial ecology, microbiology, community ecology or bioinformatics, publication record and desire to work in interdisciplinary setting. The position is for one year with a possibility of renewal for another 1-2 years. The postdoc will be co-supervised by Elena Litchman (Department of Plant Biology and Kellogg Biological Station) and Ashley Shade (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) at Michigan State University and will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of researchers in ecology, microbiology, evolution and computational sciences. Please send the statement of interest, CV and contact information for three references to Elena Litchman (litchman@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016. Posted: 8/23/16.

Microbes in a Changing Environment: Up to 3 full-time postdoctoral and 3 full-time graduate student positions are available at the University of California Irvine. Successful candidates will integrate –omics approaches with models and experiments to analyze microbial traits, communities, and carbon cycling under drought conditions. These positions are supported by a DOE Genomic Science grant to co-investigators Steven Allison, Michael Goulden, Adam Martiny, Jennifer Martiny, and Kathleen Treseder at UC Irvine as well as Eoin Brodie at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Postdocs and students will work under the supervision of one or more investigators to address specific project components, including: • Culturing, experimental manipulation, and multi-omics analysis of bacteria and fungi • Manipulation and community analysis of bacteria and fungi in grassland and shrubland ecosystems • Synthesis and analysis of microbial trait data from genetic databases • Trait-based modeling of microbial communities and functioning under drought conditions. Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter indicating an area of research interest to at least one of the co-investigators who could serve as a potential supervisor. Competitive postdoctoral candidates will be encouraged to submit a formal application through https://recruit.ap.uci.edu; competitive prospective graduate students will be invited to apply to relevant graduate programs in biological sciences, physical sciences, or gateway programs. Note that graduate application deadlines are often December 1. Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2016. Posted: 10/11/16.

Legume Microbiome Ecology: Michigan State University is one of the top institutions for plant science and microbial ecology research. One position for a postdoctoral research associate is available in the laboratory of Ashley Shade in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. We seek an excellent post-doctoral associate to conduct microbiome research to understand the drivers and consequences of phytobiome (plant-associated) communities, with a particular focus on legume crops of global importance for food and economic security. Strong quantitative skills and experience with bioinformatic and statistical analyses of microbial communities is expected, and a familiarity with ecological and evolutionary theories is desired. The successful applicant will be independent and motivated, and will hold a PhD in a field related to plant, soil, or microbial sciences, ecology, or bioinformatics/genomics. S/he will have proven skills in microbiology and molecular laboratory techniques, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Experience in conducting field work and/or with plant- or soil- associated microbiomes will be considered favorably. This position will involve global travel. The position is for one year with a possibility of renewal for another 1-2 years. The postdoc will be part of the new Plant Resilience Institute. The Plant Resilience Institute Legume Project is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of plant biologists, plant genomicists, and breeders, with a research focus on the challenges in legume production given changing climates and management practices. The successful applicant will conduct microbiome research as part of this interdisciplinary legume effort, and will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of researchers in ecology, evolution, microbiology, evolution, and plant and soil sciences. Please send the statement describing relevant skills, research accomplishments, and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references to Ashley Shade (shadeash@msu.edu). Posted: 8/23/16.

Floral Microbial Ecology: A Postdoctoral fellow position characterizing the floral microbiome 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 various natural and urban settings including Pennsylvania, California, Hawaii, and Germany. The work will seek to understand the dominant ecological and evolutionary drivers of floral microbiome diversity by linking plant floral traits, biotic community characteristics (plant-pollinator interactions), abiotic habitat, geographic origin and phylogenetic history. Responsibilities include characterizing plant-pollinator interactions; chemical analyses of flower tissues; culture-independent characterization microbial diversity and function (e.g., amplicon sequencing; metagenomics); phylogenetically-controlled and community-level statistical analyses; and preparation of manuscripts for publication. There is also the ample opportunity to design and implement additional projects of mutual interest. The postdoc position is for two years. Start date is negotiable, but September 2016 is preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in biology, ecology, evolution, microbiology or related disciplines conferred by the time of appointment. Record of publication in the peer-reviewed literature; skills and experience in statistics, bioinformatics, microbial ecology, molecular biology and/or pollination biology; demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; self-motivation, critical thinking and problem solving skills; innovative ideas and vision for collaborative research. 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 inquiries are also welcome! Posted: 7/25/16.

Microbial Ecosystem Modeling: Conduct research at the interface between quantitative ecology and microbial genomics in the Center for Ecosystem Science & Society at Northern Arizona University. The postdoc will use tools in ecological modeling, molecular microbial ecology, bioinformatics, and statistics, to develop new quantitative models describing the influence of temperature on growth and carbon-use efficiency of microorganisms in soil. The work will involve computer modeling, with a minor component of laboratory work, as needed. The postdoc will collaborate with and help supervise two PhD students working on the same project. The postdoc will also collaborate with the multiple PIs involved in the project (Hungate, Schwartz, Dijkstra, Koch, and Mack) as well as with external collaborators from the DOE National Labs (LLNL, Pett-Ridge, and PNNL, Hofmockel). Review of applicants will begin 20 August. See http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Staff-Welcome-Page/, Job ID 602649. Posted: 7/12/16.

Soil Microbial Biogeochemistry: A postdoctoral associate in microbial biogeochemistry is sought to work on a DOE-funded project exploring how plants and soil properties influence carbon cycling and the accumulation and stabilization of microbial residues in soil. The appointment is in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL). Research will involve a unique combination of experimental studies done at the field and lab scales, combined with the use of state of the art approaches available at EMSL (proteomics, metabolomics, soil chemistry), to interrogate the microbial and geochemical contributions to soil carbon storage. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse community of scholars at PNNL; collaborate with Great Lakes Bioenergy researchers; and network with the broader scientific community. The successful candidate must have experience in experimental design, a thorough understanding of soil carbon cycling and a passion for plant-microbe-soil interactions in addition to a strong publication record and demonstrated potential to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Experience with stable isotopes, informatics and/or statistics is desirable. Have received PhD within last 5 years in microbiology, biogeochemistry, ecology or related discipline. Review of applications will begin Dec. 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. The position is for two years with potential for renewal, to begin between February 15-March 15, 2017. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Questions can be sent to Kirsten Hofmockel, kirsten.hofmockel[at]pnnl[dot]gov. Posted: 11/29/16.

Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry: The Waring lab is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a project at Utah State University examining microbial mechanisms of soil carbon stabilization across large environmental gradients in Utah. The ideal applicant will have ample experience with soil biogeochemistry and/or soil metagenomics, excellent writing and communication skills, and a solid publication record. Previous experience working with stable isotopes is preferred but not required. For more information, please contact bonnie.waring@usu.edu with a cover letter and CV. Posted: 9/20/16.

Soil Response to Prescribed Fire: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, is seeking a highly motivated postdoc for a project investigating the effects of prescribed fire and resulting soil heating on soil carbon, nutrients, seedbanks and hardwood regeneration in the context of ecosystem restoration. The postdoc will be co-advised by Dr. Jessica Miesel (MSU) and Dr. Randy Kolka (USDA FS NRS). The position will consist of analyzing data and writing scientific publications, participating in field measurements, and developing funding proposals. Primary responsibilities will be focused on soil carbon and nutrient response to heating, however, the postdoc will be expected to fully engage as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary research team, and to pursue cross-disciplinary data analysis that promotes understanding of ecosystem response to restoration treatments. The majority (75%) of the position will be focused on the development of high-impact manuscripts (requiring independence and collaboration in data analysis, presentation, and scientific writing), and 25% of the position will entail developing independent research related to the overall goals of the project (including developing funding proposals, and developing and implementing novel research related to the existing project). The postdoc will also be expected to contribute to overall project management activities and to mentoring student researchers. Funding is available for two years. The position will begin as a one-year appointment, with extension available depending on satisfactory performance and continued funding. Required qualifications: The successful candidate will have: 1) an earned PhD in soil science, ecology, environmental science, biogeochemistry, forestry, or related field by the position start date; 2) demonstrated skill in statistical analysis; 3) excellent writing skills as evidenced by a strong publication record; 4) The ability to work well independently and collaboratively; 5) demonstrated ability to successfully initiate, manage, and complete professional projects. Additional beneficial qualifications include: familiarity with GIS; familiarity with soil heating, fire, process and/or ecosystem models; previous experience conducting field research independently and as a team; previous experience operating analytical laboratory equipment; an exceptional work ethic and professionalism. Location: The position will be based in East Lansing, MI, USA. Shared housing near Ashland, Wisconsin will be provided during field campaigns. Apply at https://jobs.msu.edu to position number 3748 before midnight (US Eastern time) on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Upload the following required documents as a single PDF: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number), and 4) three samples of professional writing. Incomplete applications will not be considered (however, contact Dr. Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu if your single PDF file size exceeds the allowable upload limit). Desired start date is early January 2017, but earlier or later start dates may be possible if identified in the application cover letter. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu. Posted: 8/19/16.

Urban Soil Ecology: A post-doctoral opportunity is available in the Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University to research the legacy of urbanization on soil capacity to provide ecosystem services in former industrial cities. The postdoc will provide leadership on the project and participate in field and laboratory research to measure biological, chemical, and physical facets of soil quality. The project will compare soils from urban vacant lots, urban farms, parks, and rural organic farms for microbial community structure, invertebrates, metabolites, mineral and heavy metal levels, as well as predation activity and promotion of plant health and resistance. Qualifications include PhD in soil microbial ecology, ecosystem science, soil science, chemical ecology, or related fields. Candidates must have significant experience in field and laboratory research, analysis of multivariate datasets, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. Preferred experiences include molecular microbial community analysis and/or chemical characterization by GC-MS and LC-MS. Funding is available for two years through a contract with the USDA-AFRI Agroecosystem Management program. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing research interests and goals, current CV, and contact information for three references to the PI’s listed below. Project PI’s: P. Larry Phelan (phelan.2@osu.edu) and Mary M. Gardiner (gardiner.29@osu.edu). Please submit an application by October 3, 2016 for full consideration. Posted: 8/23/16.

Soil Ecologist: Point Blue Conservation Science. The Senior Soil Ecologist will work with Point Blue staff, TomKat Ranch staff, and staff at other partner organizations to collect, analyze, interpret, and publish ecological data in support of Point Blue’s strategic plan. The Senior Soil Ecologist will analyze data and synthesize information from existing scientific literature to produce scientific publications and science-based conservation recommendations. This work will include leading meetings and workshops with researchers, land managers, and ranchers to develop soil and rangeland conservation science products. See the full job posting for information on how to apply. Posted: 8/15/16.

Global Soil Biodiversity: We are looking for a post doctoral researcher to work with our sDiv working group on global soil biodiversity, for two years starting in October 2016. The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is one of the four National Research Centres funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and experiments and data-driven theory in this emerging field. The concept of iDiv encompasses detection and quantification of biodiversity, understanding its existence and emergence, exploring its consequences for ecosystem functions and services, and developing new strategies to safeguard biodiversity. Under one roof, 85 scientists and 45 support staff, associated with eight new chair professor positions, three junior research groups and central services (IT, eco- and bioinformatics, mechanics workshop, greenhouses) will collaborate in a highly integrated environment. iDiv is located in the city of Leipzig and jointly hosted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) and the Leipzig University (UL). It is supported by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association and the Free State of Saxony. Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L. Tasks: - syntheses and meta-analyses - set-up and management of a soil biodiversity database - organisation of international workshops Requirements: - PhD in biology or bioinformatics - experience in assembling and handling large datasets and with spatial/macroecological analyses - experience in performing meta-analyses and syntheses - very good knowledge of statistical modelling in R - scientific background in ecology/soil ecology - expertise in chairing scientific discussions and good skills of presenting scientific results - expertise in writing and leading multi-authored papers - enthusiasm in processing large datasets - team spirit - very good spoken and written English skills. To apply, email a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, two representative publications, the names and contact information for three references and PhD, MA/BA/Diploma certificates to: application@idiv.de. All applications should be written in English and be sent in a single PDF file with reference file number (123/2016) in the subject line. Applications are accepted until 7/21/2016. We prefer applications in electronic form (hard copy applications can be sent to German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research - iDiv; Katrin Penner; Deutscher Platz 5e; 04103 Leipzig). For queries on the application process, please contact Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer (nico.eisenhauer@idiv.de). Posted: 7/7/16.

Tree/Forest Microbial Ecology: Postdoctoral Project : Drought, plant nutrition, and the microbial ecology of Quebec forests. Global change is projected to lead to temperature increases and modifications in precipitation regimes in Quebec forests, which may lead to increased drought stress and changes in tree growth and regeneration and forest productivity. We seek a postdoctoral researcher to participate in an experiment established in 2014 in the Forêt Montmorency in Quebec where trees have been exposed to different degrees of drought stress to simulate potential changes in precipitation due to global change. The postdoctoral researcher will use an experimental plantation of more than 2000 tree seedlings to study the interaction among different degrees of drought stress, tree nutrition and the microbial communities associated with trees and soils. The candidate will carry out work in the field (sampling at the field site) and in the laboratory (quantification and analysis of microbial communities using high-throughput sequencing approaches). The project represents a collaboration between the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife, and Parks (MFFP), and the Ouranos climate change consortium. The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Steven Kembel (UQAM) and Dr. Daniel Houle (MFFP / Ouranos). Qualifications · Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Microbiology, or related fields · Excellent motivation and publication record · Expertise in methods for microbial community ecology (e.g. high-throughput 16S sequencing, metagenomic sequencing, multivariate analysis) · Expertise in plant ecology / ecophysiology / plant microbiomes an asset The anticipated start date will be the summer or autumn of 2017. Funding is guaranteed for one year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and the name of two references to Steven Kembel (kembel.steven_w@uqam.ca) and Daniel Houle (daniel.houle@mffp.gouv.qc.ca). Posted: 5/23/17.

Microbial Ecology: The Strickland Lab at the University of Idaho is seeking a motivated, qualified individual with experience in microbial ecology to join our lab this year. This position will allow the Postdoctoral associate to explore a range of topics aimed at linking microbial community composition to ecosystem processes. Such topics may include, links between agricultural antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in soil microbial communities; interactions between aboveground and belowground communities; agroecology and soil microbial communities; and the role of microbial communities in leaf litter decomposition. More information. If you have further questions then please e-mail Mike Strickland at strick77@vt.edu. Posted: 5/1/17.

Microbial Ecology in Arctic Ecosystems: Postdoc in the Soil Microbiology group at The Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Arctic ecosystems hold a range of vegetation types, but because of the increase in average temperature across the tundra biome, vegetation is undergoing changes. These changes are expected to have cascading effects on associated plant-microbial interactions and belowground biogeochemical processes in ways that are difficult to predict. The objectives are to understand how plant communities are linked to root and soil-associated microbial communities, especially functional communities, and its implications for N-cycling. The project will be integrated with other ongoing projects in arctic ecosystems and include collaborations within and outside the department. There could be possibilities for field work in Zackenberg and Abisko. The Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology offers a stimulating research environment focusing on fundamental and applied aspects of fungal, bacterial and plant biology. The position is placed in the Soil Microbiology Group, which performs fundamental and applied research on functional ecology of microorganisms, especially those involved in nitrogen cycling. Important research topics at the department include interactions between microorganisms and plants as well as ecology and evolution. Central themes are plant pathology, biodiversity and nutrient cycling in agricultural and forest ecosystems. Duties: The postdoctoral researcher will do research on microbial community ecology, especially functional communities involved in nitrogen cycling, in arctic ecosystems. Work includes field work as well as laboratory work, data analysis and writing of scientific articles. Qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated and team-oriented candidate who is interested in microbial ecology. The required qualification for this position is a PhD in microbial ecology or another relevant subject. The successful candidate should have documented experience of working with molecular methods, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics and multivariate statistics. Experience of metagenomics is valuable. The applicant should have documented capabilities of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications. The working language is English and good skills in English (both written and oral) are required. Competence: As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most. Temporary employment 2 years. Starting date: Latest April 2017. Apply: Ref no. SLU ua 4423/2016. Deadline: December 19, 2016. Posted: 11/21/16.

Microbial Ecology/Quantitative Forest Ecology: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applicants for two permanent research scientist positions: a microbial ecologist, and a quantitative forest ecologist. Successful candidates will develop outstanding, independent research programs in tropical forests. STRI is headquartered in the Republic of Panama, with modern research facilities, a library with extensive holdings in the natural sciences, and field stations throughout Panamá. Staff scientists maintain research programs within a worldwide network of collaborators at diverse academic institutions. Opportunities for mentoring young scientists are available through an internal fellowship program. Formal teaching is possible through educational programs with affiliated universities, but not required. Incumbents will complement existing strengths at STRI, and within STRI’s Center for Tropical Forest Science/Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory. Early- to mid-career candidates are especially encouraged; applicants at all postdoctoral stages will be considered. Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field, outstanding publication record, demonstrated success in obtaining grants, and a commitment to communicating science to the public. Demonstrated experience with bioinformatics (microbial biologist) and database management (quantitative biologist) will be an advantage. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a summary of research accomplishments and interests, curriculum vitae, three to five significant publications as separate PDFs, and the names and contact information of three references to strisearch@si.edu. Address inquiries to Dr. Allen Herre, Chair, Microbial Ecology Search Committee at HerreA@si.edu or Dr. Helene Muller-Landau, Chair, Quantitative Forest Ecology Search Committee, at MullerH@si.edu. Review of applications will begin on 2 December 2016. Posted: 9/7/16.

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 Symbioses of Zoo-Housed Species: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is accepting applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher to study microbial symbioses of a wide variety of zoo-housed species. We seek to recruit a researcher eager to examine genetic and environmental factors which influence host-associated microbial community composition and function with the goal of improving animal health. A Ph.D. in microbial ecology, ecology, epidemiology, biology or closely related field is required at time of appointment; however, strong ABD candidates will also be considered. Candidates must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate will be proficient in the use of R and have experience with bioinformatics programs such as mothur and UPARSE. Candidates specializing in metagenomic analysis and prior experience working with zoos are preferred. This is a highly collaborative position. The postdoc with be working at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Ohio State University with Dr. Patricia Dennis (epidemiologist, DVM/PhD) and at Ohio Northern University with Dr. Katherine Krynak (eco-immunologist/microbial ecologist) as well as with zoo staff and collections across the country. Limited classroom teaching experience is also available for the interested candidate. The position is full-time, fully-funded, and available for two-years following a successful one-year review. See the full job ad for details. Deadline: May 22, 2017. Posted: 4/3/17.

Plant-Microbe Interactions: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) at Tulane University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Plant-microbe interactions. We aim to recruit an outstanding researcher with a Ph.D. and strong research and publication records. We are seeking an applicant with expertise in plant-microbial symbioses, plant community ecology, and microbial ecology. The incumbent will work closely with Dr. Emily Farrer to engage in independent and collaborative research exploring aspects plant-microbial interactions as they pertain to plant community structure and global change impacts in the Mississippi River Delta and northern Gulf Coast. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the following objectives: (1) setting up permanent monitoring plots and salt water intrusion experiments in coastal wetlands for repeated sampling of plant, endophyte, and soil microbial community composition, (2) implementing greenhouse experiments to test the impact of salinity on plant microbiomes, (3) using next-generation sequencing and analysis pipelines to describe microbial communities (bacterial and fungal) 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-microbe interactions and next generation sequencing techniques. 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/37796 - upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1 page statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references by October 30. Questions for Dr. Farrer can be directed to efarrer@tulane.edu; using the subject heading “Plant-microbe interactions Postdoctoral Position.” Posted: 9/29/16.

Plant-Insect and Plant-Microbe Ecology: The Forister lab at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position to join a large research group (at UNR and collaborating universities) investigating the process of host plant colonization by herbivorous insects and microbes (bacteria and fungi). We are interested in the interaction of multiple layers of biodiversity as they affect the evolution of novel interactions. The postodoctoral research associate filling this position will lead field work across Nevada and the Great Basin, studying plant and insect populations during the spring and summer months, and will supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the lab and field. The person filling this position will have the opportunity to interact with labs specializing in: phytochemsity, population genomics, and microbial ecology. The University of Nevada, Reno, is a Tier I institution offering a highly productive research environment. The Biology Department is home to 44 faculty members that maintain nationally recognized, extramurally funded research programs, mentor a large community of graduate students, and participate in undergraduate teaching. Our rapidly-growing department includes a concentration of labs focused on plant-animal ecology, and the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology graduate group hosts a weekly colloquium that brings national and international speakers. Please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/21446 for more details and to apply. Posted: 8/23/16.

Forest Insect Pollinator Ecology: The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Athens invites applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic potential postdoctoral researchers starting in Spring/Summer 2017. This collaborative work will be conducted with Dr. Kamal J.K. Gandhi and Dr. James Martin (Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources). This project focuses on the interactions between forest insect pollinators and various management practices in North America. The ideal candidate would possess a strong background in entomology, ecology, and statistics with an independent spirit to develop, conduct, and publish research. Experience with meta-analyses is preferred. A Ph.D. in a related field, especially in forest ecology and entomology is a prerequisite for the position. The Forest Entomology Laboratory is a dynamic group that works on a broad range of ecological issues, forest insect species, and ecosystems across the country. The Martin Wildlife Ecology Laboratory studies many aspects of ecology, management, and conservation of game, non-game, and endangered species in managed ecosystems. Interested personnel should submit a statement of interest, current CV along with contact information for three references to Dr. Gandhi (kjgandhi@uga.edu; 706-542-4614). Also, contact Dr. Gandhi for further details about the forest insect pollinator project. Posted: 3/27/17.

Plant-Pollinator Interactions: Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Entomology and Center for Pollinator Research seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead a USDA-SCRI funded project examining pollinator interactions with ornamental plant species. The candidate should have extensive experience in (1) working with honey bees (2) evaluating foraging behavior of bees (3) palynology and (4) use of molecular tools to identify plant species from pollen samples. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to collaborate with and coordinate the efforts of a large team of researchers from different universities, and a track record of publishing his/her work in scientific journals and presenting to broad audiences. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Entomology, Biology, or related field. This is a one-year appointment, with possibility of extension. For more information, please contact Christina Grozinger, Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State University, cmg25@psu.edu. Apply at https://psu.jobs/job/67504. Posted: 11/8/16.

Behavior and Ecology of Tropical Canopy Arthropods: The Yanoviak lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in field-based studies of the behavior and ecology of tropical canopy arthropods and selection pressures associated with life in the rain forest canopy. The postdoc will primarily oversee field research examining interactions between ants and lianas in Panama and Peru, but will have freedom to develop independent projects. The following qualifications are essential: - A PhD in biology, ecology, entomology or related field by the appointment start date; - Previous field experience in population/community ecology, animal behavior, or entomology; - Spanish language skills (proficiency in verbal and written communication skills); - Willingness to spend 6 or more consecutive months living at a field station each year; - Ability to conduct physically demanding work under potentially harsh (hot, wet, buggy) conditions; - A passion for tropical biology and field research, - Excellent time management, listening, observational, and communication skills. The following qualifications are helpful: - Previous experience managing the activities of undergraduate field assistants; - Practical knowledge of single-rope tree climbing or top-rope rock/wall climbing; - A solid record of writing productivity, including publications and proposals; - Experience conducting K-12 or public outreach. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2017 (with some flexibility). Applicants should submit their documents as a single PDF file containing a cover letter that includes a statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and email addresses of 3 references online via the online application portal: www.higheredjobs.com - enter "Louisville 33737" in the search bar. Applications will be accepted until 17 April 2017, 7:00 PM EDT. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Steve Yanoviak steve.yanoviak@louisville.edu. Posted: 3/20/17.

Quantitative Insect Ecology: A full time Research Associate (Post Doc) level position is available immediately in Dr. Fritzi Grevstad’s group at the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. The successful candidate will investigate changes in phenology, voltinism, and impacts to host plants that arise when insects with photoperiod-cued seasonal adaptations are exposed to new climates. The study systems include 3 insect species introduced into North America as biological controls for invasive weeds. The postdoc will be responsible for carrying out a reciprocal transplant experiment, monitoring the phenology of plants and insects, expanding and modifying an existing geo-climatic phenology model (using the R programming language), applying the model to weed biocontrol systems, analyzing data, and writing reports and publications. The research project involves collaboration between Fritzi Grevstad and Leonard Coop at Oregon State University and Daniel Bean at the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture. Occasional overnight travel to field locations in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeastern US. is required. Mininum/Required Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Entomology, or related field. Work experience in carrying out independent field research. Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to write and publish papers. Detail oriented. Competence in computer programming and statistical analyses using R or similar language. A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity. For full position description and to apply go to: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/42231. Closing Date 5/22/2017. Posted: 5/1/17.

Agroecosystems Entomology: A three year post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Agroecosystems Entomology lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research & Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska. The post-doc will contribute to the integrated research and extension land-grant Mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. The successful candidate will conduct both field and lab research on the impact of pest behavior and ecology on the efficacy of resistance management strategies. The project will focus on the western bean cutworm Striacosta albicosta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a critical pest of corn and dry beans, and its interactions with genetically modified Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn. The post-doctoral associate will design and conduct field and lab research experiments, collect and analyze data, prepare and deliver research presentations, and write and submit manuscripts. Supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and hourly workers is expected. The post-doc will be a member of a highly collaborative research team; effective communication and collaborative attitude will be essential. Opportunities to participate in extension programming, grant writing, professional development, and additional lab projects on a variety of topics, such as biological control, insecticide efficacy, and pollinator conservation will be available. Minimum Qualifications: · PhD required in Entomology or a related area · Experience conducting research in arthropod ecology, behavior, and/or pest management · Ability to collect and analyze data, prepare and present research presentations, and write and submit manuscripts · Must pass criminal history background check Preferred Qualifications: · Demonstrated ability to synthesize literature, form scientific hypotheses, conduct independent research, coordinate large field and lab studies, and interpret and analyze data · Excellence in supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, communicating effectively to diverse audiences, and presenting research in written and oral formats · Experience with lepidopteran pests, transgenic crops, resistance management, and research on insect movement and behavior · Ability to work outdoors under sometimes challenging weather conditions (hot and dry Nebraska summers) to conduct field work and direct a team of workers in field crops. To apply, submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of references, and up to 3 published or submitted articles by January 3, 2017: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/52444. Contact Dr. Julie A. Peterson (julie.peterson@unl.edu) with questions about the position. Posted: 12/15/16.

Pest Management & Pollinator Health: Funding is available through a multi-university USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research grant. The team of researchers involved in this project will examine how neonicotinoid pesticides in cucurbits can be used to manage pests while protecting the health of honeybees and other beneficial pollinating insects. Postdoctoral and Graduate Student (PhD or MS) positions are open in the Department of Entomology at Purdue University and Michigan State University, and the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at Ohio State University. Postdoctoral position: This position is based at The Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology, Columbus, OH. Interested individuals must have a PhD in entomology, ecology or a related field. Demonstrated experience working in the field, knowledge of insect taxonomy, behavioral ecological methods, and landscape analyses, and statistical approaches is required. Interest and experience with pesticides, on farm research, pollinators and sustainable agriculture are definite pluses. Postdoctoral associates are required to fluently communicate scientific results to both technical and lay audiences in written and presentation formats. Funding is provided for 1 year, with potential to continue, based on satisfactory performance. Starting salary is $47,500/year with a competitive benefits package. Interested persons should send a CV, a statement of research interests, copies of recent publications and contact information for three references to: Karen Goodell (goodell.18@osu.edu), 1179 University Dr., The Ohio State University Newark, Newark, OH 43055. Starting date: Preferred start date for all positions is spring 2017. Posted: 11/29/16.

Pesticides and Pollinator Health: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. Funding is available through a USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant that will examine how neonicotinoid pesticides in cucurbits can be used to manage pests while protecting the health of honeybees and other beneficial pollinating insects. The postdoc will measure pest abundance on plants, pollinator visitation to flowers, collect seasonal records of pesticide inputs, collaborate with beekeepers who rent hives to cucurbit growers, and systematically take plant and soil samples for pesticide analysis. Close collaboration with cucurbit growers and team members at other universities is an essential part of the day-to-day duties. Interested individuals must have a PhD in entomology, ecology or a related field. Demonstrated experience working in the field, knowledge of insect taxonomy and statistical approaches is required. Interest and experience with on farm research, pollinators and sustainable agriculture are definite pluses. Postdoctoral associates are required to fluently communicate in English scientific results to both technical and lay audiences in written and presentation formats. Funding is provided for 1 year, with potential to continue, based on satisfactory performance. Starting salary is $47k/year with a benefits package. The preferred start date for this position is spring 2017. Interested persons should email a current CV, a statement of research interests, copies of recent publications and contact information for three references to Zsofia Szendrei (szendrei@msu.edu). Please combine all documents into a single PDF file and write “SCRI Postdoc” in the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2016. Posted: 10/11/16.

Seed Dispersal Networks, Hawaii: We seek a highly qualified and enthusiastic individual with a background in ecological networks in general or dynamic seed dispersal networks for a full-time postdoctoral position. The goal of the project is to use recent advances in information theory as well as empirical data to (1) quantify mutual information networks of vertebrate-dispersed plants and avian dispersers and (2) to use these networks to examine what influences the probability of dispersal of native and invasive plants in the novel ecosystem of Hawaii. The successful candidate will oversee data collection of plant and environmental variables in Oahu, participate in lab work on quantification of fruit traits and animal visual modeling, develop and conduct cutting-edge network analyses, and write manuscripts. This position is part of a larger project (Hawaii VINE Project) focused on the role of invasive birds and small mammals in seed dispersal of native and invasive plants in Oahu, which includes 6 PIs, 1 crew leader, 4 graduate students, and a large field crew. We seek a candidate with an outstanding academic background who is passionate about network analyses, species interactions, and aiding in conservation efforts. The ideal candidate will have at least intermediate practical knowledge with the R statistical programming language and have an interest in developing and distributing creative R-based solutions to problems in network ecology for use by field ecologists and other project stakeholders. The successful candidate will collaborate with scientists from the University of Wyoming, University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire, University of Hawaii, and Conservation Science Partners, and will help mentor interns and graduate students working on other elements of the project. The postdoc will work primarily under the supervision of Drs. Corey Tarwater, Patrick Kelley, and Jinelle Sperry, but will be expected to collaborate closely with other members of the team. The postdoc position is for at least two years, with the possibility of longer based on progress. Salary will be determined based on experience level and will include health benefits. Primary location of the candidate can be in Champaign-Urbana, IL or Laramie, WY. Position may involve infrequent travel to Oahu to oversee field work. Application: Please send a single PDF containing (1) a CV (maximum 2 pages), (2) a statement of research interests (maximum 2 pages), (3) one representative manuscript demonstrating knowledge of network analyses, and (4) contact information for three references. Application materials should be sent to Dr. Patrick Kelley at kelley@hawaiivineproject.org with the exact subject line “hawaii_network_postdoc_2016” (all lowercase and underscores necessary, as this will be used for email filtering). Review of applications will continue until October 15th. The start date of the position is flexible (between Jan. – June 2017), but ideally the candidate would begin in early 2017. Posted: 9/28/16.

Spatial Analysis of European Grapevine Moth: An opening is available for a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at the University of California – Riverside to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) invasion. The researcher will leverage an existing dataset of moth distribution toward understanding the factors that contributed to moth establishment and spread, and to evaluate the efficacy of regulatory procedures. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, geography or a related field with a focus on invasion biology or landscape ecology. Experience with GIS, spatial statistics, and statistical modeling is required. The position is available September 1st, with the potential for being located at UC Riverside or UC Berkeley. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, list of professional references, and a writing sample to Matt Daugherty (mattd@ucr.edu). Posted: 8/23/16.

Spatial Epidemiology, Citrus: An opening is available for a postdoctoral researcher to study the spatial epidemiology of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and the citrus disease huanglongbing. The researcher will analyze the spatial and temporal distribution of confirmed or suspected disease cases in California, then leverage the results toward developing predictive models of pathogen spread. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in plant pathology, ecology, entomology or a related field with extensive training in quantitative methods. A combination of experience with geospatial tools and epidemiological modeling is highly desirable. The research involves cooperation among members of the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside, Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis, and USDA-APHIS. The position is available starting September 1st, with the potential for being located at UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, or UC Davis. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, list of professional references, and a writing sample to Matt Daugherty (mattd@ucr.edu). Posted: 8/15/16.

Plant Pathology: can strawberry cope with multiple enemies? Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Wild and cultivated strawberries are attacked by several fungal pathogens, and herbivores. Wild plant genotypes may vary in resistance against these enemies. Ideally, however, future cultivated varieties should carry resistance to multiple pathogens and pests simultaneously. The first aim of this postdoc project is to screen wild Fragaria vesca genotypes for resistance against 1-3 fungal pathogens (including Diplocarpon earlianum). The wild plant genotypes are already known to vary in other important traits, including resistance to insect herbivores. The second aim is to start investigating the genetics behind resistance. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary group aiming at elucidating the multifunctional roles of plant resistance for pathogens, insect herbivores, pollinators, and fruit quality. Please see the online ad for details. Deadline: December 27, 2016. Posted: 11/29/16.

Statistical Epidemiology and Modelling, Honeybees: A two year full time position is available at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for a highly motivated post doc to take a central role in statistical epidemiology modelling projects for honeybee parasites and infectious diseases. The postdoc will develop and implement quantitative dynamic epidemiological models to predict the risk of honeybee colony disease and mortality in relation to alternative treatment and management options. The project will evaluate existing veterinary epidemiological models and adapt these to incorporate honeybee-specific parameters. Read more. Deadline: November 15, 2016. Posted: 10/27/16.

Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Disease Dynamics: Advancements in geospatial analytics are rapidly transforming science, society, and decision-making by helping the world discover and communicate new solutions to complex, interdisciplinary challenges. The Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University invites applications for an innovative and highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join its Landscape Dynamics Group, led by Ross K. Meentemeyer. The selected candidate will work in a cross-institutional team, funded by the National Science Foundation, to understand spatio-temporal dynamics of epidemics caused by long-distance dispersal pathogens, and how those dynamics influence the efficacy of strategies for disease control. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to develop data-driven models of disease transmission using extensive datasets already collected, participate in ongoing data collection, and design actionable tools to help stakeholders know when, where, and how to control outbreaks. They will compare and synthesize empirical data and modeling studies on the spread of sudden oak death, wheat stripe rust, foot-and-mouth disease, and arboviruses to develop predictive models and “rules-of-thumb” for control of long-distance dispersal problems. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the new Emerging Disease & Global Food Security Cluster within the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. NC State’s location in the Research Triangle provides rich opportunities for interactions with industry; other universities, including Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a number of government agencies. Preferred applicants will have a demonstrated expertise in GIS and spatio-temporal modeling (with advanced programming skills e.g. Python, C++, and/or R), a track record of research productivity, and a desire to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of ecological, social, and spatial computing scientists. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field at time of appointment. NSF project funding is currently available for four years pending the selected candidate’s annual performance evaluation. Review of applications will begin September 19, 2016. The position will begin January 5, 2017, or earlier depending on the selected candidate’s availability. Apply at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/, position number 00105785. Please submit four files, including a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a research statement, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Ross K. Meentemeyer (rkmeente@ncsu.edu). Posted: 8/30/16.

Bioinformatics/Biostatistics, Human Papillomaviruses: Applications are sought from outstanding researchers for a postdoctoral position bioinformatics and biostatistics in Samuel Alizon's group at the CNRS in Montpellier (France). The fellow will be part of the European Research Council (ERC) EVOLPROOF project, which focuses on the ecology and evolution of human papillomaviruses (HPV). He/she will be in charge of analysing original viral, bacterial and human sequence data collected during the project. He/she is also expected to contribute to statistical analyses (e.g. fitting mathematical models to time series data, performing genome wide association studies, or analysing large datasets). The EVOLPROOF project aims at assessing whether HPV will evolve in response to novel iatrogenic pressures. To address this question, a clinical study has begun at the University Hospital in Montpellier that follows young women longitudinally. Viral and bacterial DNA and RNA is being collected in order to study genetic variations over time using next generation sequencing tools. Human DNA is collected at inclusion in order to control for host genetic effects. In addition to this genetic data, virological and immunological (cytokine densities, antibody titers) data is also being collected. Samuel Alizon's group is currently composed of a post-doctoral fellow in ecological modelling (Carmen Lía Murall) and two engineers (Massilva Rahmoun and Jean Ngou) working on the ERC project, and two PhD students (Mircea Sofonea and Emma Saulnier). Several collaborations are already active for instance with Giuseppe d'Auria (sequencing, Valencia), Ignacio Bravo (HPV evolution, CNRS Montpellier), Jacques Ravel (vaginal microbiota, University of Maryland), Jérémie Guedj (within-host kinetics, INSERM Paris) or Olivier Gascuel (computational biology, CNRS Montpellier/Pasteur Institute Paris). Profile. PhD in computational biology, biostatistics or a related field. Experience in handling and analysing next-generation sequence data is paramount. Experience in evolutionary biology, microbiology and/or biostatistics tools is an asset. Excellent English skills and the ability to work collectively are essential. The position will last at least for 2 years and can be extended to 3 years. The net salary will range from 2000€ to 3000€ per month (including social security) depending on experience based on the CNRS pay scale. Timing. The anticipated starting date is Sept 1st (but a later start is possible). Application. The deadline is set to March 15. To apply, send within a single PDF a current CV, a short statement of research interests, and the name of at least two researchers who can be contacted for reference to samuel.alizon@cnrs.fr. Posted: 12/8/16.

Viral Ecology in Stream Biofilms: The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, invites applications for a Postdoctoral researcher in the Stream Biofilm and Ecosystem Research Laboratory of Prof. Tom Battin. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation over three years and focuses on the virome in stream biofilms. While prokaryotic diversity in stream biofilms is being increasingly well understood, the role of viruses for the structure and function of biofilms remains elusive at best. The successful candidate will combine metagenomics with metacommunity ecology, and experiments with fieldwork to unveil possible controls of viruses on stream biofilm structure and function, and on their biodiversity dynamics in stream networks. The successful candidate will work at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Here she/he will be mentored by coPI Dr. Hannes Peter and PI Prof. Tom Battin. Required qualifications 1. A PhD degree in microbiology, virology or molecular biology 2. Dedicated experience with molecular biology and omics techniques 3. Excellent laboratory and quantitative skills 4. Excellent skills in bioinformatics and programming 5. Proficiency in scientific writing 6. Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. Complete applications must include: 1. Letter of Application 2. Current Curriculum Vitae 3. Contact information for at least two professional References. The application must be submitted as one single pdf to tania.gonin@epfl.ch. Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2016. The successful candidate can start working from 1 January 2017 at latest. Posted: 9/29/16.

Modeling of Marine Microbial and Viral Ecology: A postdoctoral scientist position (2+ years) is available in Prof. Joshua Weitz's group in the School of Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The postdoc will lead efforts to develop analytical and computational models of marine ecosystem dynamics, with a focus on virus-microbe interactions as part of a Simons Foundation collaboration. Requirements include: (1) PhD in physics, computational biology, applied mathematics, ecology, evolutionary biology or related area; (2) Strong quantitative & computational skills; (3) Excellent communication skills; (4) Interest and experience in collaborative research. Position to start in Spring/Summer 2017, start date negotiable, includes competitive salary, benefits, and travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until position is filled. To apply, please e-mail Joshua Weitz (jsweitz@gatech.edu) with a curriculum vitae (CV), a one page statement of how your research interests are related to this position, and contact information for 3 references. Posted: 2/15/17.

Marine Disease Ecologist: Disease is a major force in coastal marine systems with growing impacts to large-scale ecosystems as well as regional and global ocean economics. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is seeking a scholar with expertise in marine diseases (pathogens) and/or marine parasites to develop a new research program in marine disease ecology. The candidate will leverage the capabilities of existing SERC labs and bridge interests at SERC and throughout the Smithsonian Institution to better understand human drivers of coastal disease processes. The candidate will have a PhD in a field relevant to environmental science that provides a breadth of understanding of marine diseases. The position is a 1-year appointment that can be renewed annually for up to a total of 5 years. The pay grade is IS-11 ($66,510) with promotion potential to IS-12 ($87,691) and a full range of benefits. Note that this is not a federal position. The ideal candidate will have research experience in a variety of different host-parasite/disease systems that span two or more host phyla; a focus on disease/parasite impacts on wild populations and communities in natural ecosystems (not aquiculture systems); experience comparing disease/parasite relationships across temperate zone coastal systems such as those of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts; research experience relevant to fisheries impacts; technical skills in genomics or immunological methods that will advance analyses of marine diseases; demonstrated success in securing grants and publishing high quality peer-reviewed papers; and a demonstrated ability to conduct team research. The candidate will be based at the SERC campus in Edgewater MD, a 1,072 hectare complex of terrestrial ecosystems and 19 km of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. Please e-mail (i) a short letter of interest that describes your experience and qualifications (1-2 pages), (ii) full CV listing publications, and (iii) contact information for three references to MarineDiseaseEcologist@si.edu by Jan 31st. Send inquiries to the same address. Posted: 1/7/17.

Theoretical/Quantitative Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Turner Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York. Funding is available for one year (renewable), to study the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, focused on environmentally-transmitted pathogens. The successful candidate will integrate statistical and theoretical modeling techniques to generate hypotheses and test ecological theory. Potential research areas include disease transmission, pathogen virulence-persistence trade-offs, and host-pathogen coevolution for environmentally-transmitted diseases. Duties will include conducting research; writing publications, grant proposals and reports; providing technical assistance to the PI and graduate students; assisting the PI in management of the lab; maintaining communication with the PI and collaborators; opportunity for international travel to meet with collaborators and collect data; opportunity to design/conduct experiments to parameterize models in a wildlife anthrax disease system in Namibia. Career development will be emphasized. Start date is September 1st, 2017 (negotiable). Questions can be directed to Dr. Wendy Turner (wcturner@albany.edu). Qualifications: Ph.D. degree or equivalent in ecology and evolutionary biology or in a related field; strong interest in disease ecology; quantitative skills to confront models with data (programing, statistical modeling, and/or theoretical modeling); excellent oral/written communication; leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills; an ability to work with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds. Apply online. Closes: July 13, 2017. Posted: 6/22/17.

Cholera Dynamics and Vaccination Impact: Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects related to cholera dynamics to better understand the global burden and geographic distribution of the disease. The ideal applicant will be highly quantitative with experience in epidemiology, statistics, ecology and/or infectious disease modeling. Experience in disease mapping and/or the development of R packages is highly desirable. Applicants with, or nearing completion of, a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related quantitative field (e.g., computer science, ecology) will be considered. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Justin Lessler, Dr. Andrew Azman and colleagues on a project primarily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to improve our understanding of cholera epidemiology in order to design rational strategies for use of oral cholera vaccine. Over the past years our team has built a massive database of cholera incidence and mortality worldwide and the postdoctoral work will largely focus around gaining new insights from these data. This work will involve the development of Bayesian methods to estimate the incidence and endemicity of cholera across the world and the exploration of how various covariates shape cholera risk across time and space. In addition, there will be opportunities to combine phylogenetic and epidemiologic data to understand large-scale patterns of cholera transmission within Africa. While this work has theoretical components, it is highly connected to ongoing cholera control work throughout the world through the Global Taskforce for Cholera Control, and the successful applicant will have the chance to share results with policy and operational partners including the WHO, MSF and others. You would be joining a highly collaborative group who works on projects ranging from empirical data collection to theoretical modeling of disease dynamics, and there will be ample opportunities to work on cross-cutting projects focused on issues in infectious disease transmission and control. The position will be for 1-2 years, depending on applicant interest and career plans. Interested candidates should contact Laura Bowles (lbowles@jhu.edu) with a CV, statement of interest, and references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted by May 30, 2017. Posted: 5/1/17.

Infectious Disease Dynamics, Spatial Statistics and Dengue Transmission: Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work on projects related to spatial statistics and understanding Dengue transmission in Thailand. The ideal applicant will be highly quantitative with experience in epidemiology, statistics, ecology and/or infectious disease modeling. Applicants with, or nearing completion of, a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related quantitative field (e.g., computer science, ecology) will be considered. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Justin Lessler, Dr. Amy Wesolowski and colleagues on a project funded by the National Institutes of Health that aims to develop and extend statistical and modeling methodologies to analyze data across spatial scales (from point pattern data to national statistics), forecast future dengue incidence, and better understand the transmission dynamics of Dengue in Thailand. This work will included the opportunity work with ‘big data’, such as mobile phone records, to understand the dynamics of population behavior and its impact on disease spread. You would be joining a highly collaborative group who work on projects ranging from empirical data collection to theoretical modeling of disease dynamics, and there will be ample opportunities to work on cross cutting projects focused on issues in infectious disease transmission and control. The position will be for 1-2 years, depending on applicant interest and career plans. Interested candidates should contact Laura Bowles (lbowles@jhu.edu) with a CV, statement of interest, and references. Application should be received by March 31, 2017. Posted: 3/1/17.

Modeling Infectious Disease Epidemiology: We are seeking two outstanding researchers to join our interdisciplinary team studying the dynamics of pathogen spillover. We have funding for two postdocs or research associates to develop a mathematical framework for modeling pathogen spillover. The positions will be based in Raina Plowright’s lab at Montana State University, Bozeman, and the candidates will work with a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional team of researchers investigating spillover. The two postdocs will be supported by a research assistant. Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in epidemiology, ecology, microbiology, statistics, mathematics or related fields. Strong quantitative and writing skills and a record of publications are required. Candidates must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively. An interest in exploring disease dynamics across scales and disciplines will be an advantage. Details: The positions are for two years, pending assessment of first year performance. To apply, please send the following to raina.plowright@montana.edu: · a cover letter describing you reasons for interest in the position, · a CV, · a statement of research interests, · and a list of referees. The start date is as soon as possible. Please email me if you have questions raina.plowright@montana.edu. Posted: 12/13/16.

Ecological Forecasting of Mosquito-Borne Disease Risk: My research group is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on forecasting and risk mapping of mosquito borne diseases. We are currently engaged in two projects that integrate public health surveillance with environmental monitoring to predict the timing and locations of future disease outbreaks. The Epidemic Prognosis Incorporating Disease and Environmental Monitoring for Integrated Assessment (EPIDEMIA) system links malaria case surveillance with remotely sensed environmental data to predict malaria outbreaks in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The South Dakota Mosquito Information System (SDMIS) combines entomological surveillance with gridded meteorological data to generate weekly risk maps for West Nile virus in the north-central USA. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to these projects by using remotely sensed data to develop novel environmental indices of disease risk, analyzing relationships between environmental variability and spatial and temporal patterns of disease, developing R code to carry out operational disease forecasting, and working with public health partners to implement the results for decision support. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in epidemiology, geography, ecology, statistics or a related field. The preferred candidate will have experience with (1) processing geospatial datasets, including satellite remote sensing data, (2) applying spatio-temporal statistics to analyze ecological and epidemiological datasets, and (3) writing code and developing packages using the R programming language. A background in disease ecology, particularly mosquito-borne disease, is also desirable, although we will consider qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds who have a strong interest in learning about disease ecology and outbreak forecasting. To apply for this position, send the following information in electronic form to michael.wimberly@sdstate.edu: cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of transcripts. Review of applications will begin on May 1st, 2017. The position is available beginning June 1st, 2017 but the exact start date is negotiable. For more information contact: Michael C. Wimberly, Professor and Senior Scientist, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Wecota Hall 506B South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007-3510, (605) 688-5350, michael.wimberly@sdstate.edu. Posted: 4/5/17.

Medical Entomology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Hamer Lab at the Texas A&M University AgriLife Research Center, Weslaco, Texas. The successful candidate will contribute to research studying multiple aspects of mosquito-borne virus transmission on projects funded by multiple federal sponsors. The candidate will help lead a field research team studying socio-ecological factors of mosquito-borne virus transmission, evaluating different forms of vector control intervention, and conducting enhanced biosurveillance for Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika virus. The field sites are focused in the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border. Candidates should have a PhD in biology, ecology, entomology, or related fields. Desirable skills and experience includes one or more of the following: field vector sampling, mosquito identification, molecular diagnostics, social science, geographic information systems, spatial analyses, and statistics. Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of publications and have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills. Candidates will need to work independently and as a senior member of a multidisciplinary collaborative team. Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required. The position will be supervised by Dr. Gabriel Hamer and Dr. Ismael Badillo-Vargas and will be based at the AgriLife Research Center in Weslaco, TX. The expected start date is flexible, as early as Spring, 2017. The position is available for 2 years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. The yearly salary is $47,500, which can be increased depending on experience and qualifications. Applications should include a statement of research interests, CV, the names of three references and be sent to: ghamer@tamu.edu. Posted: 1/3/17.

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in Gabriel Hamer’s Lab in the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will contribute to research studying multiple aspects of mosquito-borne virus transmission on projects funded by multiple sponsors, including NIH. One project is focused on socio-ecological factors of mosquito-borne virus transmission and intervention in the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border. A second project is exploring the consequences of pathogen co-infection in mosquitoes on arbovirus transmission using a combination of transmission experiments and mathematical modeling. All projects will integrate field, molecular, and quantitative techniques to understand and manage vector-borne diseases. Candidates should have a PhD in biology, ecology, entomology, or related fields. Desirable skills and experience includes one or more of the following: molecular biology, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling, spatial epidemiology, and social science. Strong quantitative skills are required. Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of publications, have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills, and will be expected to contribute to proposal writing. Candidates will need to work independently and as effective members of multidisciplinary collaborative teams. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate with the TAMU Vector Biology Research Group and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program. The expected start date is flexible, as early as January, 2017. The position is available for 2 years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, the names of three references and be sent to: ghamer@tamu.edu. Gabriel L. Hamer, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, TAMU 2475, College Station, TX 77843-2475. Phone: 979-862-4067, Fax: 979-845-6305. Posted: 12/13/16.

Disease Eco-Epidemiology: A postdoctoral position funded by the Department of Homeland Security 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 and epidemiology of tick-borne and Chagas disease, including analyses of vectors, wildlife and domestic reservoirs, and spillover to human hosts. Projects will integrate field, molecular, and quantitative techniques in an eco-epidemiology framework. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to proposal writing, prepare manuscripts, and mentor 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 and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program. The preferred candidate will have a PhD in quantitatively oriented field such as epidemiology, ecology, biomedical science or related fields. Preferred research experience will be in statistical modeling, spatial epidemiology, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. Candidates must have a good track record of publications and have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills. The start date is flexible, as early as Spring 2017. The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. 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. Sarah A. Hamer, MS PhD DVM Dipl ACVPM, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences and Interdisciplinary Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4458, Tel: 979-847-5693; Fax: 979-847-8981. Office: 276 Vet Med Research Building, Lab: 261 Vet Med Research Building. Posted: 12/13/16.

Infectious Disease Dynamics: Candidates for two postdoctoral research positions are sought for the Perkins Lab at the University of Notre Dame. These positions are supported by two new, federally funded projects on the spatial dynamics of chikungunya and Zika virus transmission and control. Project 1 has a focus on spatial dynamics of chikungunya virus transmission and control at geographic scales and will be conducted in close collaboration with the Institute for Disease Modeling. Project 2 has a focus on spatial dynamics of the invasion of Zika virus into the city of Iquitos, Peru, as well as the deployment of control measures in response to its invasion. This project will be conducted in close collaboration with colleagues at UC Davis, NAMRU-6, Emory, IHME, Tulane, and other institutions, many of whom are actively engaged in field work that will complement modeling activities. Both projects will involve extensive simulation of stochastic transmission models specified at different spatial scales and will make use of considerable computational resources through the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform and the Center for Research Computing. Simulation will be used in combination with techniques for fitting high-dimensional models to data to address key scientific questions of relevance to the public health impacts of chikungunya and Zika. To complement these computationally intensive approaches, a number of other approaches are routinely used in the Perkins Lab, including probability theory, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, scripting, and social coding. Essential qualities of competitive candidates for both positions include (1) a Ph.D. in Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics; (2) strong programming and software development skills; and (3) experience conducting research on disease dynamics or other topics in biology using mathematical models. Both positions are available for a minimum of two years, with a more extended appointment possible contingent on satisfactory progress in the first two years and the continued availability of funding. Minimum annual salary is $52k and may be augmented depending on each candidate's experience and qualifications. Benefits will be provided, and support is available for travel to conferences and to visit field sites and collaborators as appropriate. Start date is flexible. For further information, please email Alex Perkins (taperkins@nd.edu) with a statement of interest, a CV, and contact information for three references. Posted: 9/22/16.

Dengue Modeling and Remote Sensing: A postdoc position is available at Stanford University to use mathematical models, field data, and remote sensing to predict dengue transmission, and to apply the predictive models to improve vector control in Kenya and Ecuador. The postdoc will work with Erin Mordecai (mordecailab.com), Desiree LaBeaud, and Eric Lambin on a project funded by the Woods Institute for the Environment’s Environmental Ventures Program. The appointment is for two years. The postdoc will work to combine mechanistic, climate-driven models of dengue transmission with remote sensing data to predict dengue transmission in Ecuador and Kenya. The postdoc will collaborate with field researchers and policymakers in Ecuador and Kenya sites to integrate the predictive models into vector control policy. The position will be based at Stanford University, but the postdoc will have the opportunity to travel to Kenya and Ecuador for short periods to meet with policymakers. Candidates with strong analytical and remote sensing data analysis skills, and backgrounds in ecology, evolution, or infectious disease biology are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be an independent, highly motivated problem solver who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. To apply, please send a cover letter that describes your interest in the project, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to Erin Mordecai at emordeca@stanford.edu. Please combine all components of the application into a single file and include “EVP postdoc” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2016. Posted: 7/25/16.

Quantitative Ecologist or Population/Disease Modeler: We are seeking a highly motivated, innovative individual for a Research Associate joint position with Colorado State University and USDA, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center. The overall goal of the fellowship is to develop novel quantitative decision-support tools for mitigating disease risks from rabies in wild carnivores. This will involve employing different communication skills to address multiple stakeholders (academic, government, industry). The successful candidate will work directly with Dr. Zaid Abdo (Computational Biologist in Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at CSU), Dr. Amy Gilbert (Rabies Biologist, NWRC) and Dr. Kim Pepin (Quantitative Ecologist, NWRC). This candidate will possess a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse research team. The candidate’s record will also demonstrate a high level of productivity and ability to lead research projects from start to finish. Applicants must hold a PhD or MS and at least 2 years demonstrated experience in the area of quantitative population biology, quantitative ecology, epidemiology, mathematical biology, computational biology or similar disciplines. Experience with statistical/computational/mathematical modeling of populations and/or diseases, and proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., R, Matlab, C++, etc…) is required. Experience with individual-based modeling, population-level metapopulation models, hierarchical Bayesian models and GIS skills is desired. For full position announcement and to apply go to http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/44697. Apply by: 5/28/2017. Posted: 5/23/17.

Modeling Sylvatic Plague Transmission among Wild Rodents: Twenty-four months of funding is available through the University of Wisconsin's Department of Veterinary Sciences and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center located in Madison, WI. The primary objective of this project is to develop predictive models of disease spread for sylvatic plague in relation to changing climate and assist with the analyses of large-scale data sets evaluating the effects of a plague vaccine using survival analyses, spatial-capture recapture, multivariate regression, and other statistical analyses. Salary (negotiable) 45-50K. Preferred start date is Fall 2016 (however all interested candidates should apply, as start data is negotiable). Qualified applicants should have a recent (last 1-2 years) Ph.D. with an emphasis in wildlife ecology/quantitative ecology or a similar discipline that provides the applicant with the necessary background in spatial modeling and wildlife ecology. Knowledge of wildlife disease and/or disease ecology is strongly recommended. Applicants must have 1) a record of research and publications, 2) strong knowledge and application of population modeling, 3) proficiency in R, 4) experience in disease ecology, 5) ability to work independently and solve project objectives with limited assistance, 6) good written and oral communication skills, and 7) ability to work with other scientists. Interested individuals should send a cover letter outlining experience, research interests, and relevant coursework, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Robin E. Russell rerussell@usgs.gov and Tonie Rocke trocke@usgs.gov. Posted: 8/30/16.

Influenza Disease Modeling: The Koelle lab in the Department of Biology at Duke University and the Ke lab in the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University have multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers between the two collaborating research groups. The post-docs will work on a DARPA-funded human influenza virus project that aims to understand the functional organization of influenza viruses at multiple scales and develop novel evolution-proof antivirals. We encourage applications from highly motivated and creative individuals who have backgrounds in one or more of the following: mathematical modeling (ideally infectious disease modeling), statistically fitting models to data, theoretical biology (including multi-level selection theory and theory on the evolution of multicellularity), population genetics, population ecology, and viral sequence analysis. The project involves modeling influenza at multiple scales of organization, including intracellular dynamics, within-host dynamics, and between-host dynamics. Opportunity will be present to interact with the experimental labs at UIUC, Rutgers, and Montana State University that belong to the multidisciplinary team. To apply, please send a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and up to 3 publications to both Katia Koelle (katia.koelle@duke.edu) and Ruian Ke (rke2@ncsu.edu) by December 15, 2016 at the latest. Posted: 11/21/16.

Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Civitello Lab (up to two years of funding) in the Biology Department at Emory University to study the bioenergetics of host-parasite interactions using freshwater snail-human schistosome systems. Resource acquisition and use by individual hosts and parasites drives infection dynamics and the life history of uninfected hosts. This project aims to project these effects up to the population level to enhance predictions of human risk of exposure in variable environments using individual based models. The successful candidate will lead a project that involves integrating experimental, observational, theoretical, and statistical techniques to generate and test theory for ecological epidemiology. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in ecology, parasitology, mathematical biology, or a related field. Well-qualified applicants will have a strong interest in disease ecology or infection physiology and relevant quantitative skills to confront models with data (programming, statistical analyses, and/or theoretical modeling). Experience with individual based modeling would be extremely beneficial, but it is not a strict requirement. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to design and/or conduct additional experiments or field surveys necessary to parameterize or test models. In addition to the primary research program, there will be a number of opportunities to interact and collaborate with researchers in the Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, Emory University, and at external institutions. Interested candidates should submit a one page cover letter describing past research accomplishments and future research goals and their curriculum vitae including contact information for three references to David Civitello at david.james.civitello@emory.edu. Posted: 4/3/17.

Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to work in the Elderd lab at Louisiana State University (LSU), Department of Biological Sciences. The position will start in the Summer or Fall of 2017. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for investigating the effects of plant defenses on insect-host pathogen interactions using quantitative approaches by combining data analysis with mechanistic models. Specifically, this work involves using experimental data to create Bayesian models of spatial and temporal disease outbreaks. The individual will also be responsible for supervising students and preparing manuscripts based on the research. Additional opportunities exist to research novel means of disease transmission in insect host-pathogen systems. The ideal candidate for this position would have experience in both empirical and quantitative ecology. The position is available for one year with the possibility of extension. Apply online. Interested individuals will need to upload the following: Cover Letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on April 17. Posted: 3/20/17.

Ecology of Infectious Diseases: The newly formed Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia is seeking postdoctoral research associates for four projects: - Dengue virus serotype interactions - Anticipating disease emergence - Multi-scale dynamics of near-critical contagion processes - Forecasting seasonal influenza. Successful applicants will have a PhD in quantitative biology, epidemiology, applied mathematics, physics, statistics, or other quantitative field. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in data analysis, spatial modeling, computational statistics, and dynamical systems. Initial appointment is for two years with the possibility to renew depending on performance. Starting salary from $47-$54k depending on experience. Direct inquiries to ceid@uga.edu. The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases is a collaborative research community organized around the principle that modern solutions to the scientific challenges of infectious diseases require a broad, cross-disciplinary approach integrated through quantitative representation, dynamical models, and computationally-intensive methods for inference and prediction. Posted: 11/8/16.

Disease Ecology/Epidemiology: Job ID : 311016 Location: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, College of Veterinary Medicine. Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree by start date and should be able to demonstrate experience in at least one of the three focus areas for these positions, namely, (1) foot-and-mouth disease in the U.S. and endemic countries (including but not limited to Uganda, Kenya, India, or Vietnam); (2) fish diseases; and (3) epidemiology and disease ecology of wildlife and food animal diseases. Experience in more than one of those areas is not required, but candidates are encouraged to specify that information in their application letter. Strong organizational, quantitative analysis, and writing skills and previous experience in at least one of the three focus areas are required. Desired, but not required, qualifications include proficiency in programming with R; excellent oral/written communication; leadership and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to work in teams. Candidates with a background in statistics, management of large datasets, applied mathematics, ecology, bioinformatics, physics or a related field will be given preference. Job duties: 1) Conduct research and provide technical assistance to the PIs, students, and trainees on surveillance, data analysis, and other miscellaneous problems related to disease epidemiology and ecology. 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. Apply at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, job opening ID 311016. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8647. Contact: Kim VanderWaal, kvw@umn.edu; Andres Perez, aperez@umn.edu. Posted: 7/11/16.

Paleovegetation Analyses and Modeling: University of Maine I'm looking to hire a postdoc to join an NSF-funded project to reconstruct food webs at the La Brea Tar Pits. The ideal candidate would be familiar with paleovegetation proxies and modeling (this project involves using LPJ-GUESS), but I'm happy to consider strong candidates with either skill who are interested in learning about the other. Co-PIs on this project are Jessica Blois and Justin Yeakel at UC Merced, as well as collaborators at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See the full job ad for details. Please feel free to conact me with any questions: Jacquelyn Gill (jacquelynlgill@gmail.com). Review date: May 1. Posted: 4/3/17.

Paleoecology: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in PALEOECOLOGY at the University of New Mexico. Support exists for a 1-2 year appointment with extension subject to successful progress. The candidate will work with Drs. Felisa Smith and Seth Newsome at UNM on a new project investigating the ecological consequences of the terminal Pleistocene megafauna extinction on surviving mammals in North America (see Smith et al. 2016. Ecography 39:223-239; Smith et al. 2016. Ecography 39:99-108). Active involvement in planned or ongoing projects is expected; these might include 2 or 3D morphological analyses, stable isotope studies, species distribution modeling or other activities. The successful applicant will conduct original research, write manuscripts for publication, and assist with writing grant proposals. A Ph.D. in ecology, paleontology, biology, or a related discipline is required, along with quantitative skills and a strong publication record. Experience with statistical analysis and R programming, phylogenetic methodologies, or paleontology is highly desirable. Please email a CV and a letter of interest, including contact telephone numbers and email addresses for three references to fasmith@unm.edu by October 15, 2016. Posted: 9/13/16.

Carbon Cycle: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Remote sensing, field measurements, and modeling of carbon cycling & vegetation dynamics - Lucy Hutyra’s lab at Boston University. We seek one or more post-doctoral research fellows to contribute to several new projects seeking improving our understanding of changes in carbon and nitrogen cycling with urban development and forest fragmentation using a combination of field observation, remote sensing, and numeric models. We seek colleagues with expertise in satellite remote sensing, geospatial analysis and programming, and/or field ecology. Ability to work as part of a team and willingness for field work are important. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential. To apply, send the following information as a single PDF file by email to lrhutyra at bu.edu (use ‘Carbon post-doc’ as the subject field): 1) a cover letter outlining your research interests and prior experience, 2) a detailed CV, and 3) contact information for 3 academic / professional referees. The position is available starting as soon as possible for one year, with annual renewal for an additional two years, subject satisfactory progress and continued funding. Posted: 5/1/17.

Urban Biogeochemistry: Post-doc and graduate student positions in urban biogeochemical research are available in Lucy Hutyra’s lab in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. I am seeking a post-doc to start as soon as possible and PhD student(s) to start Fall 2017. Specific projects will focus on changes in carbon and nitrogen cycling with urban development and forest fragmentation using a combination of field observation, remote sensing, atmospheric measurements, and numeric models. Experience with satellite retrievals, GIS, and field observations required for the post-doctoral position, preferred for the student position(s). The Hutyra Lab investigates carbon dynamics in forest systems and urban areas, studying a range of topics including forest ecology, urban carbon and nitrogen cycling, land use change impact on ecosystem productivity, fossil fuel emission patterns and determinants, and climatic controls on ecosystem carbon exchange. The Department of Earth & Environment is highly interdisciplinary with particular strengths in remote sensing, environmental economics, and biogeochemistry. If interested, please send a letter with your research interests and a CV to Dr. Lucy Hutyra. Posted: 12/23/16.

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.

Emerging Contaminants in Agriculturally Dominated Watersheds:. Integrating chemical data and biological indicators to understand the role of emerging contaminants in agriculturally dominated watersheds We seek a postdoctoral researcher to be part of an interdisciplinary project that is evaluating endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in river ecosystems and their effects on fish populations. This research is in support of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Strategic Research Plan for Evaluation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and their Effects on Fish and Wildlife. The overall goals of this project are to (1) determine sources of EDCs, evaluate the environmental movement of these chemicals, and quantify potential exposure of wildlife and humans, (2) better understand the biological effects of EDCs on fish and how these are affected by dose, duration, route, or life stage of exposure, as well as the antagonistic or synergetic effects of exposures to mixtures of EDCs, and (3) understand the biological pathways and molecular mechanisms through which EDCs exert adverse effects on fish at the individual level. This position will focus on integrating data collected over several years and from multiple river locations to better understand the effects of EDCs on smallmouth bass populations. Specifically, the position will require the integration of chemical data from river sediment, water, and fish tissues, along with multiple biological end-points, ranging from individual to molecular-based end-points. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary group that includes ecologists, chemists, hydrologists and fish health researchers. This full-time position is located at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. This is a one-year appointment, with a second year of support available pending performance and funding availability. Salary: $60k/year plus benefits. Competitive candidates should be highly motivated and possess a PhD in toxicology, ecology, environmental health, fish health or a related discipline with a strong quantitative emphasis. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment is essential. Experience with transcriptome and gene expression analysis is preferred, but not required. Please provide (1) a cover letter detailing how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position; (2) a CV; (3) names and contact information of three professional references; and (4) one relevant publication. Please submit these materials to Dr. Tyler Wagner via email (txw19@psu.edu) as a single merged pdf. For more information, contact Dr. Tyler Wagner at txw19@psu.edu; 814-865-6592. Posted: 5/5/17.

Bioremediation: A full-time postdoctoral position is available for a Ph.D. graduate in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. The focus of our research is on bioremediation of polluted waters and soils. We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. graduate who is interested in applying a variety of methods to remove pollutants from contaminated waters or soils using microbes, plants or algae. This position is full-time and the salary is 180,000 RMB per year, including standard benefits. The initial appointment will be for two years and renewable for additional years upon satisfactory performance and mutual agreement. Applicants must have their doctorate on environmental science, environmental engineering or other related fields. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and the contact information of 3 referees to Jung Chen Huang, PhD, at ecojch@sjtu.edu.cn with “Postdoc Position” in the subject line. The intended start date for this position is Aug 2017. Posted: 4/17/17.

Impacts of Oil Sands Development: The impacts of oil sands development on the deposition of inorganic contaminants in northern Alberta, Canada. The project: I am looking for a postdoctoral fellow to examine the impacts of oil sands development on the atmospheric deposition of mercury, methylmercury, and elements including priority pollutant elements and crustal elements to the Alberta oil sands region in Northern Canada. Potential project objectives include 1) quantifying spatial and temporal trends in inorganic contaminant deposition to the region and 2) identifying source signatures for a variety of different potential oil sands related sources, such as bitumen upgrading, landscape disturbance for activities such as open pit mining and road building, and vehicle emissions. Potential candidates must possess a keen interest in environmental science, biogeochemistry, and contaminants research. As part of a broad network of collaborators across federal and provincial government agencies and universities, a wealth of high quality precipitation, snowpack, and sediment core data has already been collected under the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring program between 2012-2016. The postdoctoral fellow could therefore publish quickly and would have an opportunity to contribute to 2017-18 program design and field sampling in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Our research: Our group utilizes emerging analytical techniques, ecosystem-scale field studies, and controlled experiments to understand how environmental stressors, such as contaminants and climate change, impact aquatic ecosystems, particularly in the Canadian boreal and Arctic ecoregion. The postdoctoral fellowship would be based out of the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, ON working under the supervision of Dr. Jane Kirk. If interested, please contact Dr. Kirk at: Jane.Kirk@Canada.ca. Posted: 7/7/16.

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.

Coastal/Marine Conservation Using Drones: Two year postdoc opportunity at Duke University marine lab in Beaufort, NC for someone interested in coastal/marine conservation & drones. No prior experience using drones needed - you can learn. A passion for asking new questions in conservation, and excitement for how this technology can push boundaries in your area of expertise is mandatory. Position open to all fields of coastal & marine conservation. Candidates must have a sense of humour, be enthusiastic to contribute to and be part of of a dynamic lab, show a willingness to participate in other on-going projects, and to engage in community outreach. Check out the ad here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8759 Deadline February 15, 2017. Posted: 1/31/17.

Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Position in Coastal Change Modeling is available January 2017 onwards at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, U.S.A. A Postdoctoral Researcher Position for a project on understanding the trajectory of coastal salt marsh structure, function, and processes in the face of sea level rise funded through the National Academies of Science Data Synthesis Program for the Gulf of Mexico. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for an interdisciplinary field and GIS study of a synthesis of information from historical imagery, biophysical processes, and hierarchical modeling looking at coastal wetlands. Applicants for the current opportunity must have a PhD in an appropriate biological or environmental science (e.g., botany, environmental sciences, geography and/or geology), and strong spoken and written English language skills. As well, they must meet requirements for employment as a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Southern Mississippi. Preference will be given to candidates with field and/or GIS experience in botany, including habitat change mapping, fragmentation analysis, and strong analytical and geospatial modeling skills. Experiences in Bayesian hierarchical modeling is a plus. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Patrick Biber and Wei Wu, have access to state of the art School of Ocean Science and Technology, Division of Coastal Sciences facilities as well as the Gulf Coast Geospatial Center. The successful candidate will be expected to present their work at regional and national conferences and publish results in appropriate journals. A competitive renumeration package will be provided for up to 18 months, with additional support from grants as they become available. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory of the University of Southern Mississippi is located in Ocean Springs, MS close to many coastal ecosystems, including the barrier islands of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and associated recreational opportunities. The Division of Coastal Sciences (COA) is a research and graduate education department offering programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. As a research-intensive unit, COA's research program offers excellent opportunities for postdocs to immerse themselves in applied as well as basic research. Currently, nearly 50 resident graduate students are working toward graduate degrees under the direction of the 14 COA faculty. Active faculty research programs provide students and postdocs with opportunities to interact in multi-disciplinary research, travel to scientific meetings, and conduct original studies providing a competitive edge in the job market. For additional information regarding this position, please contact patrick.biber@usm.edu with ‘postdoc’ in the subject line. Interested applicants should e-mail a statement of research interests, a full resume, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for 3 references to Patrick.biber@usm.edu, with formal application through https://www.usm.edu/employment-hr. The position is anticipated to begin January 2017 onwards. Posted: 11/9/16.

Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling: A postdoctoral position is available at the Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole. This NSF-funded, collaborative project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on developing a thermodynamics- and trait-based biogeochemistry framework to augment the existing marine ecosystem modeling framework (“Darwin model”) developed at MIT. We are seeking an individual with a PhD in a scientific field and experience in marine biogeochemical modeling. While not required, knowledge in Fortran, thermodynamics, numerical analysis and/or optimal control theory will be considered advantageous. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with teams at both MBL and MIT, but will be employed at MBL. Applications are currently being reviewed and this will continue until the position is filled. Funding support is available for three years, but performance will be reviewed on an annual basis. Successful candidate will also work closely with Mick Follows team at MIT and attend meetings there as needed. PhD required as well as experience with ocean biogeochemical modeling or other types of ecosystem modeling. Preferred Qualifications: Fortran programming, thermodynamics, numerical analysis and/or optimal control theory. Apply here: https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/3389. Posted: 7/12/16.

Marine Community Ecology: 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 coastal ecologist 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. Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing their research interests and plans, and a brief graduate student mentoring statement. Applicants are encouraged to present their research in a way that is complementary to, and can form a basis for integrative collaboration with faculty at the FSUCML and on the FSU main campus. Applications must be sent electronically to lhedwards@fsu.edu, together with contact information for three referees. Closing date: 15 February 2017. Posted: 1/31/17.

Community Assembly in the Deep-Sea: We are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in ecology in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Support exists for a 1–2 year appointment with extension subject to successful progress. The candidate will work with Drs. Seth Newsome (UNM) and Craig McClain (Louisiana Marine Consortium) on a NSF-funded project that aims to identify interactions in energetic processes that regulate community structure in the deep-sea, using ROV/submersible-deployed wood falls in the Gulf of Mexico. Active involvement in planned or ongoing projects is expected, but the primary research activity of the successful candidate will be bulk tissue and compound-specific amino acid stable isotope analysis of deep-sea fauna at the UNM Center for Stable Isotopes. The successful applicant is expected to conduct original research, write manuscripts for publication (~2/year), help advise/mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and assist with writing grant proposals. A Ph.D. in ecology, biology, oceanography, or a related discipline is required, along with lab skills and a strong publication record. Previous experience preparing and measuring biological samples for stable isotope analysis is highly desirable. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Seth Newsome (newsome@unm.edu). Posted: 1/19/17.

Quantitative Marine Ecology/Oceanography: The Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks a postdoctoral scholar with training in quantitative marine ecology or oceanography and expertise in statistical methods for estimating the net environmental benefits of oil platform decommissioning off the coast of California. The candidate will work with a collaborative team of UCSB and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) investigators on developing and applying models and statistical analyses evaluating the effects of oil platforms on diversity and productivity of marine ecosystems and how those effects will change given alternative decommissioning options. Implications for management and human use of marine resources will also be explored. The project benefits from extensive existing data about the biological and physical conditions in the region including substantial data on the fish and invertebrate communities on offshore oil platforms collected by BOEM-funded studies. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, oceanography or applied statistics or equivalent. Demonstrated skills in advanced statistical modeling, computational analysis, and scientific programming. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a desire and ability for interdisciplinary collaborations and a proven capacity to publish in peer-reviewed journals are requirements. Preferred: Experience with Matlab or R, working in temperate marine systems, applied ecological research and GIS & spatial analysis. Initial appointment is for one year. Position may be extended up to an additional 2 years contingent upon funding and performance. For primary consideration apply by January 30 [extended]. The anticipated start is spring of 2017, but the position will be open until filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Robert Miller (miller@msi.ucsb.edu). Send applications including cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00914. Posted: 11/29/16, revised: 1/7/17.

Marine Scientist: The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Marine Resources Research Institute is seeking to hire an assistant marine scientist to oversee the planning, coordination, and supervision of activities within the crustacean research and monitoring section. The successful applicant will also: assist other SCDNR scientists with ongoing research on molluscan shellfish, horseshoe crabs, and invasive species. Identify research opportunities and help to secure funding for invertebrate research relevant to SCDNR’s core mission. Ensure that research and monitoring projects are completed on schedule and result in the collection of accurate and well organized data. Employ rigorous scientific and statistical principles in designing and executing field monitoring and laboratory experiments. Coordinate analyses and data management, prepare required reports for external funding agencies, and disseminate findings through publications and professional presentations. Establish collaborations with various public and private research, management, and constituent groups at state, regional, and national levels, and will serve on related committees as appropriate. Opportunity to work with master’s level graduate students in an advisory capacity by pursuing adjunct faculty status at the College of Charleston. Minimum: Ph.D. in biology, ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine science, or another relevant discipline at the time of employment. Demonstrated effectiveness conducting invertebrate research of relevance to fisheries management, from grant development to experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Demonstrated experience in effective oral and written communication through publications and presentations at professional meetings. Extensive experience with crustaceans and/or other invertebrate fisheries management, particularly related to population assessments. Experience working as a team member managing logistical challenges under challenging fieldwork conditions. Curiosity, critical / analytical thinking, a positive can-do attitude, and demonstrated problem-solving skills. Creativity and a willingness to expand research interests in new directions. Work independently, at times outside of normal work hours, AS necessary, to complete project objectives. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, to swim short distances, to hear audible alarms, and to make precise visual observations. A valid SC driver’s license, or potential to acquire such certification, and a good driving record are required. Experience trailering and operating vessels for nearshore fieldwork is preferred. Apply: www.jobs.sc.gov, click on the “Search for Jobs” icon, and then refine the Search Criteria by setting the Agencies to “Department of Natural Resources”. Applicants with questions about this position should contact MRRI Shellfish Research Section Manager and Associate Marine Scientist Dr. Peter Kingsley-Smith (kingsleysmithp@dnr.sc.gov). Location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Vacancy Number: EP 58432. Job Status: Full time, temporary grant employee. Hiring Range: $45k. Closing Date: July 26th 2016Posted: 7/12/16.

Human Dimensions of Great Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms: A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) to work on the human dimensions of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes. The successful applicant with work with a team of scientists at CILER and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) to perform primary research that extends biophysical models of harmful algal blooms and their impacts on nearshore water quality and hypoxia, with social dimensions that predict human behavioral responses to HABs or their impact on coastal communities. In addition to primary research, the successful candidate will oversee outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts that facilitate the co-design of research between stakeholder groups/ local water managers and scientists, and that help translate research and model development into socially useful forecasting tools. CILER is one of 16 Cooperative Institutes in the United States that represent partnerships between NOAA and academic institutions. Since 1989, CILER has been hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where it is collocated with its sponsor, NOAA-GLERL. CILER’s mission is to help government researchers at NOAA-GLERL accomplish their research in the Great Lakes by enhancing collaborations with academic scientists at U of M, as well as other institutions throughout the Great Lakes. The postdoctoral fellowship will be physically located at NOAA-GLERL in Ann Arbor, MI, which is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. due to its affordability, natural beauty, preservation of wooded areas, vibrant arts program, and lively downtown landscape. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in some area of social science, experience working with natural scientists, an excellent record of publication, and strong quantitative skills. Prior experience working in freshwater is preferred, but not required. The initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation of funding available contingent on satisfactory progress on research goals. Applications are due April 21st. 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: Bradley J. Cardinale, Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment, Director, Cooperative Institute for Limnology & Ecosystems Research, University of Michigan, bradcard@umich.edu. Posted: 4/3/17.

Environmental Modelling: Research Fellow in Environmental Modelling, School of Global Studies, Department of Geography, University of Sussex. Contract: fixed term until 30 June 2019. Salary: starting at £32k and rising to £38k per annum. Closing date: 19 June 2017. Expected start date: 1 July 2017. Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work with Professor Joseph Alcamo on an interdisciplinary project funded by the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), a collaborative initiative by the University of Sussex and Institute of Development Studies to develop interdisciplinary research in sustainability. Entitled “global modelling of health risks associated with conventional and unconventional river pollution” the project will develop and apply a first version of a global model that estimates the number of people exposed to different types of health risks from river pollution. This new exposure model will become part of an existing continental-scale model of river pollution, “WorldQUAL”. The new exposure model will be used to estimate the public health risks of river pollution at different locations in a worldwide river network, with an accent on developing countries. See the link above for details and to apply. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Alcamo (joseph.alcamo@sussex.ac.uk). Posted: 5/31/17.

Water Quality Modelling: We seek an environmental modeler at the Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University, Nathan Campus) to carry out research and manage a number of model applications for lakes and river basins, focusing attention on harmful algal blooms and generating scenarios to assist with bloom management and water quality restoration. The role will be multidisciplinary, involving applications of models to integrate physical, chemical and biological processes, as well as interacting with social scientists and economists to extend the reach and relevance of model simulations. The applicant should have demonstrated quantitative skills and have applied models as part of their PhD research. Experience with presenting model outputs and interacting with field practitioners and stakeholders would be valuable. The Australian Rivers Institute within Griffith Sciences is one of Australia's largest university aquatic ecosystem research groups with globally recognized expertise in river, catchment and coastal ecosystems and the interaction with these systems in society. We bring together 150 staff and post-graduate students at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. The successful applicant will work in a research team led by Professors David Hamilton and Michele Burford. This team is committed to validating model applications using field and experimental data from lakes and river basins. Enquiries to David Hamilton (david.p.hamilton@griffith.edu.au). See: https://www.seek.com.au/job/33477499 for more information. Closing date: 31 May 2017. Posted: 5/23/17.

Modeling and Visualizing Cyanobacteria Blooms: A postdoctoral position is currently available at Murray State University’s Hancock Biological Station on Kentucky Lake near Murray, Kentucky. This person will participate in research that focuses on the use of real-time and near real-time aquatic sensors to visualize and predict indicators of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in streams, rivers, and reservoirs. One of the primary goals is to construct novel models and visualization tools that will convey data to a variety of users. The project builds on past and present research using long-term and real-time data sets to understand limnological patterns, particularly productivity and community structure, in a major reservoir. The participant will gain firsthand experience using sensors and data streams to model limnological phenomena. The postdoc will assist in maintaining, calibrating, and carrying out QA/QC procedures on remote aquatic sensors and data streams. There will be opportunities to develop independent research within the scope of the overall project. The postdoc position is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation and is a collaborative research effort among faculty and staff at Murray State University, the University of Kentucky, and Marshall University. Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in aquatic ecology, environmental science/engineering, computer science, or related field. Experience with Julia, R, Python, and/or C++ is highly desired as well as experience with data visualization tools. The initial appointment is for twelve months and may be renewed for a second year. The participant will receive a $47,500 stipend plus fringe benefits. Support will be available for publication costs and travel to present research at scientific conferences. The preferred start date is March 2017. The position will remain open until filled. To Apply: Send a letter of application including career goals, a current resume/CV, names and email addresses of two references, and an official transcript issued by a Registrar’s Office (include recent course work and grades) to David S. White dwhite@murraystate.edu. For questions, send an email to or call David S. White, Director, Hancock Biological Station, 561 Emma Drive, Murray, KY 42071, (270) 809-2272. Posted: 1/11/17.

Estuarine Water Quality: Mississippi State University in coordination with NOAA is seeking to fill a postdoctoral research associate position in water quality dynamics and statistical analyses starting immediately. The position will be advised from Mississippi State University through the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering but stationed (i.e. located) at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida. NOAA recently designated Biscayne Bay, Florida as one of ten national habitat focus, based in large part on warning signs of eutrophication. This designation states that NOAA will try to make significant habitat improvements in Biscayne Bay within 3-5 years. The first goal in the implementation plan is to “by 2020, understand major sources of nutrients that contribute significantly to phytoplankton and algal blooms in Biscayne Bay and work with resource managers to enhance policies and management approaches for improving water quality.” In response to this goal, this project will focus on data analysis and the eventual development of a finite element water quality model for Biscayne Bay. The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD in environmental science, engineering, or related field. Preferred qualifications include experience with nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics, water quality modeling, computer coding, time series analysis, statistical software, and data quality assurance and quality control. We are looking for an independent and productive candidate with a proven track record in research and publications. The position is dependent upon annual funding. Interested candidates should send 1) cover letter, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references to Anna Linhoss alinhoss@abe.msstate.edu. Posted: 9/13/16.

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.

Fisheries/Hydrology/Modelling: The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to begin in 2017. The scholar will work with Dr. John Sabo to develop data-driven models of the Mekong River fishery. Applicants must be within four (4) years of receipt of the terminal degree at the time of application. Scholars will be expected to work on developing time series models of the Tonle Sap Lake (TSL) fishery of Cambodia, a system that provides the majority of animal protein and Vitamin A intake to approximately 40 M people region wide. This work is funded by the MacArthur Foundation and involves a significant capacity-building and STEM training component. The project goals are 1) to model the effects of the timing, magnitude and duration of droughts and floods on the composition (by species) of the catch at the Tonle Sap Dai Fishery, and total catch in a dataset curated by Conservation International on village-level subsistence fisheries on the TSL. For details and to apply see https://apply.interfolio.com/39621. Deadline: 1/15/17. Posted: 1/3/17.

Global Climate Change and Inland Fisheries: Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Responsibilities: 1) Quantify the replacement costs for modifications to North American inland fisheries from climate change (e.g., fishes used for recreation and tribal subsistence). Possible factors include: 1) anglers switching to other forms of recreation or to different species, 2) revenue changes for towns or people that focus on fishing, 3) changes in agency costs to raise/maintain fishes through hatchery production and stocking, and 4) environmental costs to maintain habitat for preferred species. This project will complement existing replacement costs work in the Mekong River Basin to determine climate impacts on inland fisheries in the context of food security and livelihoods. 2) Help develop a global assessment on the effects of climate change on inland fish and fisheries. This project will build on a previous assessment for North America and tasks include helping organize meetings of global experts to conduct the global assessment. The selected candidate is also expected to interact with state/provincial and federal agency biologists, academics, and NGOs from around the world. Qualifications: PhD in fisheries, natural resources, or related program within last 5 years. Ability to work effectively in a team setting is critical; experience or interest in climate change and aquatic systems; strong analytical and organizational skills, particularly mining existing data; demonstrated ability to present and publish results. Ability to travel globally is required. Stipend: $48k/year plus benefits. Position will be for 2 years, based on annual funding allocations. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2017. Start date flexible but around March 1, 2017. Contact: Send letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references to Craig Paukert, Missouri Cooperative Research Unit, University of Missouri-Columbia, 573-882-3524, paukertc@missouri.edu. Posted: 1/3/17.

Climate Modeling and Fisheries: The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Biogeochemistry group at Princeton University is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of modeling climate impacts on global fisheries. The position is part of a long-term multi-institutional effort, the Nereus Program, established in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation and University of British Columbia to improve multi-decadal scale predictions of global ocean fisheries. The individual will join a vigorous interdisciplinary research group under the joint direction of Prof. Jorge Sarmiento of Princeton University and Dr. Charlie Stock of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. He/she will also be able to take advantage of a wide range of related research at Princeton University and at Nereus partner institutions: The University of British Columbia, Duke University, University of Cambridge, Stockholm University and the University of Utrecht. Areas of particular interest for this position include: improving biogeochemical climate-change projections, expanding these projections to improve their utility for fisheries and living marine resource impact assessments, and developing more mechanistic and integrated representations of climate-fisheries interactions. Preferred candidates must possess a Ph.D. within three years of the starting date for the appointment, in biological oceanography, fisheries science and management, earth sciences, applied math, or the physical, biological, or chemical sciences. An ability and interest to work across these disciplines is a must, as are strong modeling, quantitative, and statistical skills. Applicants are asked to submit vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least 3 references to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/101. Posted: 12/23/16.

Analysis of Meta-Analysis Methodology in Ecology and Evolution: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University. We seek a research associate to play an important role in a quantitative project examining the application of meta-analysis (MA) in ecology and evolution. MA is a powerful tool that plays a critical role in science and informs policy. We have identified several potential issues in the application of MA which may be exacerbated by the nature of ecological data. We seek to ascertain conditions under which different MA methods work best, including methods developed during the project, given the characteristics of ecological data. This will be done with experiments using simulated data with known properties; characteristics of data (e.g., sample sizes, how variation is allocated among sources) and MA method (e.g., effect size metric, variance estimators) will be systematically varied. By probing performance under known conditions, the results will reveal the conditions in which each method can best be applied (e.g., is efficient, relatively unbiased, and provides valid assessment of uncertainty). This will yield "best practices" for ecologists and make the application of MA in ecology more reliable and robust. The postdoc will work as part of a team that involves James Bence and Scott Peacor (Michigan State Univ.), Craig Osenberg (Univ. of Georgia) and graduate students. The postdoc will be hosted at MSU's Quantitative Fisheries Center (QFC), and have opportunities to interact with QFC staff working on a range of quantitative ecological and natural resource issues. The incumbent may use this as an opportunity to perform MA on a topic of their choice in a way that compliments the ongoing project. Qualifications: PhD in statistics, ecology, evolution or related discipline with a strong record of research productivity in quantitative methods is required. Preference will be given to candidates with strong programming skills, and strong mathematical, statistical, and ecological background. Salary: $47,500 per year plus benefits. Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of extensions for subsequent years on an annual basis. Closing date: 4-18-2017. Apply via www.jobs.msu.edu search posting # 5131. Please submit your CV, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial). Inquiries about the posting can be directed to Dr. James Bence (bence@msu.edu). Please CC Dr. Scott Peacor (peacor@msu.edu). Please include CV with inquiries. Posted: 3/20/17.

Quantitative Fisheries Science: Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's NL Canada (Permanent Position). CFER is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for a Quantitative Fisheries Scientist. Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in quantitative fisheries science/ecology or a closely related discipline (e.g. mathematics, statistics, or computer science) with related experience in the North Atlantic or similar fisheries ecosystems. Applicants should have a potential or proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to supervise graduate students. An ability to work with industry, fish harvesters, and government agencies is also important. This positon will be eligible for substantial funding for graduate students and PDFs through the recently approved 93.7 million dollar Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) initiative. The OFI is a partnership between Memorial University, Dalhousie University and the University of PEI and is funded through the Canada First Excellence Research Fund. This position is expected to contribute to research outcomes of the sustainable fisheries theme of the OFI. Opportunities to receive funding from other current and proposed projects is excellent. Additional information and application procures available at: https://www.mun.ca/hr/careers/job.php?id=6574. Closing Date: April 13, 2017. Posted: 3/6/17.

Quantitative Fisheries Science - state-space models and species interactions: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University. We seek a research associate to play an important role in a quantitative project using and developing novel state-space models to examine the influence of invasive species (Bythotrephes and Dreissenid mussels), global climate change and other factors on zooplankton in the Great Lakes, and consequent effects on the Great Lakes' food webs and fish recruitment. The incumbent will use state-space model approaches (e.g. iterated filtering) and compare their utility to other approaches. The incumbent will use plankton and environmental time-series data, and use results together with individually based models to examine potential effects and interactive effects of invasive species. The postdoc will interact across academic and federal institutions, and work as part of a team, as the project involves collaboration between statisticians (Ed Ionides of the Univ. of Michigan, James Bence of Michigan State Univ.), ecologists (Scott Peacor of MSU and John Marino of Bradley Univ.) and Great Lakes food web scientists (David Bunnell of the USGS Great Lakes Science Center and Hank Vanderploeg of the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory). The postdoc will be housed at MSU's Quantitative Fisheries Center (QFC), and have opportunity to interact with QFC staff working on a range of quantitative ecological and natural resource issues. The incumbent may participate in other QFC activities, including delivery/development of on-line and short-courses and consulting projects with QFC supporting partners. Qualifications: PhD in statistics, ecology, fisheries science or related discipline with a strong record of research productivity in quantitative methods is required. Preference will be given to candidates with strong programming skills, and strong mathematical background. Salary: $47,500 per year plus benefits. Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of extensions for subsequent years on an annual basis. Contact: All applicants must apply via www.jobs.msu.edu search posting #4438. Please submit your CV, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial). Inquiries about the posting can be directed to Dr. Scott Peacor (peacor@msu.edu). Please include CV with inquiries. Posted: 11/29/16.

Quantitative Fisheries Science: One Permanent Position, One 5 Year Contractual Position. The Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University focuses on fisheries science and the marine ecosystems of Newfoundland and Labrador. CFER is looking for exceptional researchers to develop research programs in quantitative fisheries science that compliments and extends existing CFER capabilities and has industry relevance. Duties will include the development and implementation of a multiyear research program focusing on spatial state-space stock assessment models and management strategy evaluation for commercial North Atlantic species. This will require liaising with provincial and federal departments and non- government organizations, including fish harvesters and processors. The successful candidates will be expected to supervise graduate students and PDF's. Opportunities for research and collaboration within other university and government agency scientists are excellent. The successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in quantitative fisheries science or ecology, or a closely related discipline (e.g. mathematics, statistics, or computer science) with related experience in the North Atlantic or similar fisheries ecosystems. The successful applicants will have a strong publication record for their career stage. Demonstrated abilities in designing projects, writing scientific proposals, securing funding and implementing research programs are required. The ability and the willingness to work in a team setting as well as with industry, fish harvesters and government agencies is also required. Stock assessment modelling experience is a definite asset. Apply by October 21, 2016 at http://www.mun.ca/hr/careers/job.php?id=6330. Posted: 9/28/16.

Fisheries Ecology: Drs. Stuart A. Ludsin and Elizabeth A. Marschall have two years of support for a Post-doctoral Scientist to contribute to ongoing research centered on the ecology of Lake Erie’s fish communities. A major emphasis will be placed on understanding how human-driven environmental change has and will continue to impact Lake Erie and its food webs and fisheries. The successful applicant also will assist in redesigning and analyzing an Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife lower food web (phytoplankton and zooplankton) and nutrient monitoring database for Lake Erie, which will be integrated with long-term fish assessment databases. The successful applicant will lead and co-author manuscripts, present scientific papers, and help mentor students who are conducting related field, laboratory, and modeling research. Opportunities, if interested, would exist to participate in field and lab work, gain university teaching experience, attend training workshops, and write research grants. The incumbent would join a dynamic, interactive group of faculty, post-docs, and students at the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL), in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Office space and necessary computer equipment will be provided in the AEL, located on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Support to attend scientific meetings also will be provided annually. Qualifications: A successful applicant will be creative, motivated, and capable of working both independently and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary group, including academics and agency biologists. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in biology, fisheries science, biostatistics, or a related field. Strong quantitative and communication skills are required. Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of statistics and computer programming experience (ideally in R, SAS, or Matlab). Additional experience in database design and management is desired, but not required. Salary: $47k/year plus benefits. To apply: Electronically submit a single PDF with cover letter, CV, and names/contact information of three references to Dr. Stuart A. Ludsin at apps.AEL@gmail.com. Put “Lake Erie Post-doc” in subject line. An ideal start date would be fall 2016. Feel free to direct questions to Dr. Ludsin at the email above. Posted: 9/15/16.

Lecturer in 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. 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. Desired start date is January 17, 2017. 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 September 19, 2016. For more details and to apply, please visit: https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/5669. Posted: 8/15/16.

Genomic basis for thermal tolerance and local adaptation in fish populations: The Meek Lab at Michigan State University is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to study the genomic basis for thermal tolerance and local adaptation in brook trout of the Northeast US. The lab uses field collections and experiments, combined with next-generation sequencing data, to address fundamental ecological questions that are highly relevant to the conservation and management of species. The project that will be the focus of this post-doc aims to address two questions, using brook trout as a model system: 1. Are there differences in gene expression patterns among fish from populations with different thermal histories? 2. Are there regions of the genome associated with differences in susceptibility and phenotypic response to thermal stress? We will be using this information to develop an approach for assessing the genetic diversity associated with thermal adaptation in other brook trout populations. The information gained from this study will be invaluable for understanding the molecular basis for local adaptation and its relation to climate change resiliency planning, and in designing management actions that sustain brook trout into the future. The initial hire is for one year, with potential for an additional year of funding upon satisfactory review of progress. The position will be based in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State. Start date is negotiable, but the ideal is winter or spring 2017. Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, evolution, genetics, bioinformatics, or related fields. We are looking for a creative and talented scientist with a good publication record and excellent organizational and communication skills. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong computational background and previous experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis. Experience working in the Unix environment is essential and familiarity with one or several programming languages is highly desirable. Application review will begin November 15. Please feel free to email before applying to start a conversation. Interested candidates should email Mariah Meek (mhmeek@msu.edu) with the following: 0)”Prospective postdoc” in the email subject 1) Brief cover letter describing research interests and motivation 2) CV 3) Names and email addresses for 3 references 4) 2-3 published papers or manuscripts in preparation. Posted: 11/6/16.

Population Ecology of Lake Sturgeon: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Salary: $48k plus benefits. Closing date: Until filled. Location: East Lansing or Ann Arbor. Responsibilities: Conduct behavioral and population ecology project using acoustic telemetry exploring source-sink dynamics among 2 populations in St. Clair and Detroit rivers, connecting channels between Lakes Huron and Erie. Collaboration required with universities and management agencies. Must publish in scientific journals. 1-year position, renewable 2+ years. Project extends to 2022. Qualifications: Ph.D. in 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 careers.msu.edu, posting number 433202. Hammond Bay Biological Station: Operated by USGS. Four scientists study fish behavior using acoustic telemetry. Links http://www.glfc.org/eforum/article10.html; http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/infosheets/HBBS20150818.pdf. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted: 5/10/17, revised: 5/12/17, revised: 5/22/17.

Fish Molecular Population Ecology: A post-doctoral position is available to investigate ESA-listed steelhead and Chinook salmon population biology in the Willamette River Basin. The position will be co-supervised by Chris Caudill at the University of Idaho and Shawn Narum at the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission Hagerman Genetics Laboratory. The successful candidate will contribute to two projects that will 1) use genetic pedigree analyses to determine the contributions of returning adult steelhead that originated from native winter steelhead, resident rainbow trout, non-native hatchery steelhead, and their hybrids; and 2) examine how life history variation contributes to population productivity. The second project will use existing scale, otolith and demographic data to develop population models for adult Chinook salmon to estimate relative fitness for life history pathways rearing primarily in stream, reservoir and mainstem/estuary habitats. The successful candidate may also contribute to other on-going efforts to determine causes of prespawn mortality in Chinook salmon and develop independent research. Anticipated two-year position, with the second year contingent on performance and availability of funding. The successful candidate will be based in Moscow, Idaho, with the possibility of rotations at the Hagerman Lab and working with ODFW collaborators in Corvallis, OR. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in population genetics, population biology, fisheries, conservation biology, or closely related field. Review of applications will begin 1 October. Ideal start date is November 2016, although some flexibility is available. Posted: 9/14/16.

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 (http://biosci.unl.edu/research-specializations). 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 $45k per year with a start date of August 1, 2017. 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 can be viewed at the link above. Application materials should be emailed to: Dr. Johannes Knops at: jknops2@unl.edu. The subject line should read “Population Biology Post-doc application”. Applications should be received by May 1, 2017. We anticipate notifying the successful applicant by June 1, 2017, with a starting date of August 1 or later in 2017. Posted: 4/3/17.

Plant Demography: Max Planck Odense Center on Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) and the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark invite applications for an up to three-year post-doctoral position (one year, which may be extended to three years). The starting date of the position is 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 30 November 2016. The Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) is an interdisciplinary and international co-operation among researchers drawn from demography, epidemiology, medicine, biology, mathematics and statistics. The centre conducts innovative research to discover the basic causes and key consequences of the age trajectories of mortality and fertility, including their policy implications. MaxO-Biology focuses on the demography of non-human organisms including developing and applying novel methods to study the dynamics of populations, their evolution and the consequences. We are interested in understanding the variation in demographic parameters across and within taxa, with the strongest focus on animals and plants. The successful candidate will work within the research project SEAD-Plant: Stage-, Environment- and Age-based Demography of Plants, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The overall question of SEAD-Plant is: Do plants age? The postdoc project will be developed in collaboration with the host, but will focus on analysis of age- and stage-based demographic data as well as environmental data for plants. New data will be collected within the SEAD-Plant project, but already existing data will also be used. The main aim of the research will be to elucidate if and how the age of individuals affects demographic rates of a set of study species, and to determine ecological and evolutionary consequences of this. There may be field or lab work involved depending on the interests of the successful candidate. We are looking for a dynamic candidate with a strong interest in plant demography and a PhD degree in a relevant field, such as plant ecology, population biology, or applied mathematics if focused on demographic modelling. The candidate must have experience in statistical and demographic modelling. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience with structured demographical models such as matrix models and integral projection models is a merit. Proficiency in using the R statistical programming language would also be an advantage, as would experience with ecological field work and experimental design. For submitting an application, and more information, see the full job ad. For further information please contact Associate Professor Johan Dahlgren, +45 6550 2773, e-mail dahlgren@biology.sdu.dk. Deadline: 30 November 2016. Posted: 10/27/16.

Population Viability Modeling: The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to develop population viability models to support Species Status Assessments and endangered species decision making, for a potentially wide variety to taxa, geographies and decisions. This is a 12 month, limited-term non-tenure track position and is funded from external sources for up to two years. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Success of this project will result in the development of projection models and supporting data analyses, for species under consideration for listing under the Endangered Species Act in regions 2 or 6 of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This position will focus on using available data to parameterize models of species population and habitat dynamics. The project may involve working with managers, biologists and decision makers from federal and state wildlife management agencies to conduct expert elicitation and model building workshops. The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, biometrics or a related field. Applicants will be evaluated on their knowledge, experience and abilities in population ecology, quantitative ecology, and simulation modeling. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, commitment to publication of results in peer-reviewed outlets, and strong potential to work collaboratively with multiple agencies on a highly visible research topic. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment; excellent communication skills required. To Apply: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2129. For additional information, please contact Dr. Conor McGowan, Assistant Unit Leader, cpm0014@auburn.edu. Only complete application materials will be considered. Review will begin April 8, 2017. Posted: 3/20/17.

Population Demographic/Integral Projection Modeling: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Funding is available for an excellent and motivated post-doctoral research associate to join our lab to work on an interdisciplinary project. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to collaborate with our research team on a long-term project: we have more than 14 years of individual based data on native perennial plant species collected in a replicated field experiment that manipulates herbivore access and invader abundance near Pittsburgh, PA. The successful candidate will help conduct these experiments designed to address mechanisms of invasion, mutualism disruption and the extent to which herbivores and invaders exert physiological and long-term demographic consequences for the native perennial plant community. Primary responsibilities will include integrating physiological and demographic data taken on focal species with climate data, and population modeling/statistical analyses of this long-term database collected from a Life Table Response Experiment (LTRE) in the field and a common garden experiment. Periodic trips to conduct field work in Pennsylvania during the field season (April-September) are required. Applicants must have a PhD in ecology, mathematical biology or related field and those with experience with demographic matrix and integral projection modeling and knowledge of R and Matlab preferred. Funding is available for two years, but may be extended. Preferred start date is 1st Jan 2017. To apply, please complete the online application. In addition, please send your CV, covering letter briefly summarizing your research interests and experiences and the names and contact information of three references to Susan Kalisz skalisz@utk.edu. Any questions about the position should be directed to Susan Kalisz. Applications will be accepted until 1 September 2016 or the position is filled. Posted: 7/12/16.

Space-Time Dynamics in Stable Isotope Ecology: We have an immediate vacancy for up to two postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) to work on NSF-funded projects studying space-time dynamics in stable isotope ecology (ITCE: Inter-university Training for Continental-scale Ecology; and ORIGIN: Origin Inference from Geospatial Isotope Networks). These positions will be based at the University of Utah and overseen by a team of collaborators from University of Utah, University of Colorado Denver, University of Florida, Purdue University, and University of Southampton. Project 1 will extend existing models to explore how stable H and O isotope signatures of consumers reflect animal behavior, physiology, and isotope dynamics in terrestrial or marine environments. Working with the project members, the PDF will couple temporally explicit isoscape models, agent based models of animal movement, and physiological biogeochemical models to explore isotopic consequences of specified traits. Model predictions will be tested against existing and new data for model systems expressing contrasting traits. Project goals include advancing understanding of controls on the isotopic composition of consumers, isotopic variation within and among individuals, and interpretation of stable isotope data in diet and movement-focused applications. Project 2 will focus on the development of creative approaches and analytical tools for the interpretation of stable isotope data as indicators of geographic provenance (e.g., in studies of migration ecology, historic biogeography, paleoecology, archaeology, and forensics). The PDF will work with the project team to propose and test new approaches to the analysis and interpretation of isotopic markers in geographic provenance research, leveraging data from a range of natural systems. As a component of the project the PDF will create and distribute an R-based package of tools that implement the analysis frameworks developed and couple them with a spatially indexed isotope database (IsoMAP) and other publically available spatiotemporal datasets. The envisioned toolset will be of broad use in geographic provenance studies and establish cross-community standards for such applications. Applicants should have working knowledge of stable isotope ecology, physiology, and/or biogeography, strong quantitative skills, and programming experience in R or similar scientific programming environments; previous experience with developing and maintaining code packages for CRAN is desirable. Although support is available for up to 2 PDFs to work in the project areas defined above, it is possible for an individual applicant to contribute to both areas depending on their interest and skills. To apply submit curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing interest in one or more of the positions and career aims, and names and contact information for three references to Gabe Bowen (gabe.bowen@utah.edu). The project team will begin reviewing applications on October 1. Posted: 9/22/16.

Sensory and Community Ecology: The Barber Sensory Ecology Lab at Boise State University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead efforts on an NSF-funded project to examine the role of natural soundscapes in structuring animal communities. The postdoc will collaborate with and help mentor a PhD student, MS students and several undergraduate researchers with an aim to parse out the occurrence of, and mechanism behind, community structuring by the acoustical environment. We will employ observational and manipulative approaches (playback of river noise on the landscape scale) to determine the relative strength of direct and indirect mechanisms in structuring bat and bird communities. Field sites have already been identified in the Pioneer Mountains near Sun Valley, ID and a full season of preliminary data collection has been conducted. Soundscape manipulation will begin this upcoming summer. The Postdoc will be expected to participate in fieldwork and to lead analytical efforts. We seek a scholar with strong quantitative modeling skills and, ideally, previous experience with large data sets in community ecology although all interested researchers will be considered. Demonstrated independent research ability via first author publications is required as is either a PhD in hand or verification from your major advisor that the PhD will be completed by the start date. Start date is flexible, but ideally no later than May 2017. To inquire about this position email jessebarber@boisestate.edu with a cover letter and CV. Formal applications will be routed through the BSU HR system. Posted: 9/26/16.

Visual Ecology: The Morehouse Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati is seeking to fill a post-doctoral position as part of a new initiative to investigate co-evolution between color vision and color signaling in the spider family Salticidae. Salticids, also known as jumping spiders, are highly visual animals. Research in the Morehouse Lab has begun to reveal surprising diversity in the color sensitivities of the principal eyes in this species-rich group, ranging from dichromacy to tetrachromacy. A number of salticid genera are also brightly colored, including the Habronattus jumping spiders of North America, and the peacock jumping spiders of the Australian genus Maratus. However, how these patterns of diversity in color vision and color ornamentation are evolutionarily linked remains unknown. The postdoctoral researcher will join a small team investigating how evolutionary shifts in color sensitivities may have driven patterns of diversity in color signaling across the Salticidae. Qualifications: Ph.D. in biology or closely related discipline. Fundamental knowledge in visual ecology is a must. Some experience with spiders and/or comparative methods is a plus. Salary 48k USD/year. For details and to apply visit https://jobs.uc.edu, Requisition #18642. Posted: 5/1/17.

Sexual selection and sensory exploitation in jumping spiders: I am currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study sensory exploitation and the evolution of male courtship colors in jumping spiders. This NSF-funded project integrates ideas from across three areas of animal behavior (sensory traps, sexual imprinting, and cross-contextual learning) to ask how a female’s experiences with colorful (and sometimes aposematic) prey will influence her responses to the same colors in a male’s courtship display. The first phase of the project will involve extensive experiments with two target species, while the second phase of the project will use a comparative approach to test ideas about why elaborate/colorful ornamentation has evolved in some jumping spider taxa, but not others. The position is based at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL with opportunities for fieldwork in Arizona and Kenya. Further information about current work in the Taylor lab. Successful candidates will have the following skills, experience, and interests: PhD in ecology, evolutionary biology, or a related field; Strong quantitative skills; Strong publication record; Experience designing and running behavioral experiments in the lab and/or field; Experience with field work; Ability to work independently as well as with a team (including high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students); Desire and ability to mentor undergraduate researchers (including mentoring through the process of writing and publication); Genuine interest in contributing to (or leading) our ‘broader impacts’ missions, which include an innovative community college course and a traveling arachnid art exhibit. *While not required, experience with phylogenetic comparative methods and advanced skills in mathematical modeling will also be helpful. Start date is flexible. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of a second year (contingent on satisfactory progress during year 1). Salary starts at $47k plus benefits. To apply, send the following: (1) a cover letter that highlights relevant skills, experience, and interests, (2) a CV, (3) contact information for three references, and (4) two relevant first-author publications or manuscripts to lisa.taylor@ufl.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 30. Posted: 9/13/16.

Ecological-Evolutionary-Organismal Biology: Villanova University Department of Biology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position (50% research and 50% teaching) the general field of Ecological-Evolutionary-Organismal Biology. (A second position is available also in the general field of Cellular & Molecular Biology.) The successful candidate will establish a productive research collaboration with an established faculty member and have opportunities to teach both at the introductory level and in advanced courses in an area of expertise. Additional information for list of potential research mentors. Our postdoctoral positions have several advantages, and are an excellent way to prepare for a tenure-track position at many universities and colleges. To apply, go to https://jobs.villanova.edu (Faculty- Tenure Track and Visiting). Applications should include a complete curriculum vita, statement of research (with ideas for research with a faculty mentor here), statement of teaching philosophy/approach, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are invited to contact potential faculty mentors (see link for contact information). Deadline for applications is 7 November 2016. The desired starting date is January 2017 but a start date in summer or August 2017 will be considered.

Ecology and Evolution: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University. The postdoctoral associate will conduct research on life history evolution and population/community ecology, help mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one biology course per semester. Research will focus on the impacts of size structure and climate on polyphenism and resulting trophic cascades, using mesocosm experiments and analysis of long-term data sets. Ph.D. required; experience with experimental design is preferred. This is a two-year position starting August 1; salary is $47,500/year with benefits. Murray is a highly-rated, vibrant public university with significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological research, including the Hancock Biological Station. To apply, email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman@murraystate.edu). Application review begins immediately. Posted: 4/5/17.

Ecology and Evolution: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology and Evolution-- broadly defined--and including the study of biodiversity, community assembly, species interactions, population and landscape genetics, sexual systems, speciation and reproductive isolation, phenotypic, behavioral and molecular evolution. The goal of the EE Postdoctoral Fellowship is to broaden expertise, diversify perspectives, and stimulate synergistic interactions between faculty interested in these fields. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original independent research that bridges the interests of two or more faculty members in the Ecology and Evolution section of Biological Sciences and to lead a graduate seminar or workshop in their area of expertise each year. The Ecology and Evolution group is a collaborative environment within the Department of Biological Sciences. Qualified candidates should submit a 2-4 page coherent research proposal to be completed in 2 years and under the guidance of faculty member(s) and a brief description of the proposed course or workshop. The position does not include research funds so the extent of contributions from the faculty sponsors should be addressed in the proposal. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. Preference will be given to candidates with novel ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. Along with the research proposal, applications must include a CV, a short description of research accomplishments and a description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Two recommendation letters from non-UPitt faculty, and letters from the UPitt faculty sponsor(s) should be emailed to the address below. The salary is expected to be $44k per year with a start date as early as October 2016. Application materials should be emailed to Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman at: tia1@pitt.edu, and be received by September 1. The subject line should read “EE Post-doctoral application”. Posted: 7/25/16.

Experimental Evolution: I am currently looking to hire a PhD student (4 years) and a Postdoc (2 years) for research in my lab, funded by the Department of Zoology at the University of Stockholm. Ideal candidates will use experimental evolution with the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae(and its relatives) as model organisms to study evolutionary processes such as adaptation, diversification, and speciation. The overall aim of the project is to develop an empirical system for studying the effects of hybridization on adaptation in rapidly changing environments - a major challenge falling within the nexus of evolutionary genetics and conservation biology. Potential topics include but arenot limited to (1) the effects of hybridization on rates and mechanisms of adaptation, (2) the genomic basis ofhybrid fitness, and (3) the genomic basis of reproductive isolation. I am looking for candidates with a strong interest in evolutionary and conservation biology, ideally with experience in experimental evolution studies and molecular genetics/genomics. Prior training in Saccharomycesyeast cultivation and quantitative genetics will be a plus. The work will mostly be lab-oriented but may include some fieldwork with natural yeast strains. The project includes laborious experimental evolution experiments, classic yeast cultivation and genetics, molecular genetics techniques, competitive growth assays, flow cytometry, and the collection and analysis of complex phenotypic and genomic data (RADseq, PacBio).The project will require hard work in the lab but at the same time provide excellent opportunities for personal initiatives and development towards a successful academic career.Applicants should be well-organized, good communicators, and happy to work in a team as well as independently. The working language of the group is English. To apply, applicants should send CV, letter of interest, contact information for 2 referees, and 1 or 2 papers by May 15, 2017 to Rike Stelkens, phone: +46 8 16 42 82, rike.stelkens@zoologi.su.se. Posted: 5/1/17.

Role of Hybridization in Adaptive Evolution in Plants: An NSF-funded postdoc in the area of experimental evolution is available to start in fall 2016 or spring 2017. The postdoctoral associate will collaborate closely with the Whitney Lab (University of New Mexico) and the Rieseberg Lab (University of British Columbia) and will be based at UNM, with fieldwork in Texas. Initial funding will be one year, with renewal for a second year following satisfactory performance. The associate will have a unique opportunity to capitalize on a long-term field experiment examining whether hybridization increases rates of adaptation, and the degree to which evolution in hybrids is repeatable. The focus is on a set of control and hybrid field populations of wild sunflowers established in 2003. Responsibilities will center on planting and supervising data collection on a large set of field common gardens during the summers of 2017 and 2018; the aim is to assess fitness and trait evolution across 15 generations of the hybrid versus control lineages. The associate will also contribute to tests of microevolutionary hypotheses focusing on changes in quantitative trait locus (QTL) allele frequencies in the hybrid lineages across the generations. There will be opportunity for the associate to develop independent projects related to the main questions. The ideal candidate will have Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, evolutionary ecology or a related field; will have excellent writing and communication skills; and will have experience in several of the following areas: -Field work with plants and their associated herbivores, pathogens, and pollinators -Measurements of natural selection -Statistical genetics, bioinformatics -Basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. DNA extraction). To indicate interest: please send a short letter of interest (including ideal start date), PDFs of 1-2 relevant manuscripts, and a CV to Ken Whitney (whitneyk@unm.edu). Posted: 7/25/16.

Micrometeorologist: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Project/Battelle Ecology. Reporting to the head of the IS (Instrumented Systems), the IS Postdoctoral Micrometeorologist will develop eddy-covariance storage exchange (ECSE) data products, including algorithm development, code implementation, documentation, and data product preparation. The successful candidate will be working with the terrestrial IS team, which develops data products for an automated suite of meteorological, atmospheric, soil and ecophysiological measurements. The IS Postdoctoral Micrometeorologist will implement a crucial portion of the NEON eddy-covariance design, directly contributing to making NEON’s flux measurements part of a world-class observatory through state-of-the-art techniques. Apply at http://www.neonscience.org/ (Requisition #1815). Posted: 8/15/16.

Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Services: We’re hiring a postdoc with remote sensing expertise at the University of Minnesota! - Gillian Galford, Becky Chaplin-Kramer, and Kate Brauman. This postdoc will support a series of three workshops that will bring together the earth observation and ecosystem services communities. The postdoc will provide critical intellectual input to identify linkages between Earth observation (EO) products and ecosystem service models, develop proof-of-concept products for more easily attainable integration, and facilitate collaboration and grant development for cutting-edge projects. This is a one-year position. There is the possibility for an extension of the position to execute a related project focused on grassland productivity in Mongolia. The ideal candidate has extensive experience using EO data and is well-versed in the extent of data products as well as about their limitations. The candidate must be interested in developing users for EO data and in the theoretical as well as practical challenges that non-experts face in integrating EO for applications. Interest in ecosystem services is critical; experience with specific ecosystem service assessment is beneficial not but required. The primary role of this position will be to produce two peer-reviewed papers. One will focus on concrete examples of how EO products could be used in existing ES valuation tools, providing examples and demonstrating varying levels of difficulty of this integration. A second will be more theoretical, laying out the different ways that EO could be used in ES valuation and providing a framework for development of novel ES valuation approaches designed with EO as an integral part. Both of these papers will provide guidelines to the wider community on how best to go about integrating EO into ES valuation. This postdoc will also provide meeting support, including working directly with potential participants in both the remote sensing community and the ecosystem services community. This provides an excellent opportunity to expand your network, but it does require talking to people and organizational skills. More information and application instructions at http://environment.umn.edu/contact/employment/. Posted: 6/7/17.

Remote Sensing/Machine Learning and Large-Scale Conservation: Post Doctoral Researcher: Harnessing NASA Satellite Remote Sensing in Support of Large-Scale Conservation Management. The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have partnered with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to use Remote Sensing as a Catalyst for Large-scale Conservation. The goal of the research is to use a fusion of remote sensing and field data to understand habitat connectivity for several critical animal species on lands in the western United States. The position will be based in the Department of Geography at UCLA. At the time of appointment, applicants must have a Ph.D. in geography, ecology, or a related discipline, and demonstrated proficiency in the spatiotemporal analysis of large remote sensing datasets across wide geographical areas. Demonstrated proficiency in R, Matlab, IDL, Python, and/or equivalent is required. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Machine Learning techniques is required, as is experience developing in Google Earth Engine's Python API. An interest in working with land management agency personnel to develop tools for visualization and management is desired. Interest in engaging in mentoring opportunities with graduate students is desirable. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. See the full job ad to apply. Applicants will need to submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position and research experience, a CV that includes peer-reviewed publications, and the names of at least three references. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017. Please contact postdoc.inquiries.nasablm@gmail.com for questions. Posted: 3/27/17.

Remote sensing and modeling of woody biomass, vegetation dynamics and carbon cycle in Africa: We seek one or more post-doctoral research fellows to develop remote sensing and model-based analysis of woody biomass and carbon cycle in Sub-Saharan Africa. The position is funded through New Mexico State University (NMSU) as part of a NASA research grant. The postdoctoral fellows will work collaboratively to develop new continent-wide assessments of wood biomass, analyze spatial and temporal distributions and dynamics. We seek colleagues with expertise in satellite remote sensing, geospatial analysis and programming, and/or mathematical and simulation modeling. Candidates should be able to work effectively with large continental and global scale geospatial datasets. Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to travel for field work in Africa, are important. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential. To apply, send the following information as a single PDF file by email to Niall Hanan nhanan@nmsu.edu (use ‘Africa Carbon post-doc’ as the subject field): 1) a cover letter outlining your research interests and prior experience, 2) a detailed CV, and 3) contact information for 3 academic / professional referees. Competitive salary and benefits, plus support for travel. The position is available starting as soon as possible for one year, with annual renewal for an additional two years, subject satisfactory progress and continued funding. Posted: 3/27/17.

Remote sensing of forest canopy influences on ecosystem processes: The Hardiman Lab in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) at Purdue University seeks a highly motivated, well-organized postdoctoral associate with strong remote sensing skills to work on NSF funded interdisciplinary projects (Award #1550639 and Award #1638702). The postdoc will conduct research primarily focused on forest canopy structural influences on ecosystem processes (e.g., carbon cycling, plant invasion). The postdoc will be responsible for analyzing data from a variety of sources including terrestrial, aerial, and satellite remote sensing systems. Candidates must have a PhD, preferably in forest ecology or a related field. Candidates with a publication record demonstrating experience combining remote sensing methods (Landsat, MODIS, lidar) and ecological field work to address research questions will be especially competitive. In addition to analysis of remote sensing data, this position may require some travel during the field season to collect additional site-level ecological data. Excellent programming and analytical skills in R are highly desirable. The postdoc will assume a leadership role in publishing project results and must have strong written and oral communication skills. Purdue and FNR are committed to increasing diversity and we encourage applications from women and minority scholars. Review of application materials will begin on December 19, 2016. Salary starts at 48K with benefits. The position is fully funded for two years with an initial appointment of 12 months and the option to extend the appointment based on acceptable annual progress. The person selected for this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with a group of researchers at several institutions including Dr. Songlin Fei at Purdue, Dr. Chris Gough at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Robert Fahey at University of Connecticut. For inquiries or to apply, please send a single PDF with a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to Dr. Brady Hardiman (bhardima@purdue.edu). Posted: 11/8/16.

Remote Sensing, Conservation Science: The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellow to join faculty and researchers who are active in conducting research in a wide variety of disciplines pursued at ACCS. The postdoc will be mentored by Dr. Jamie Trammell (University of Alaska Anchorage) and will work actively and collaboratively with resource managers and scientists across agencies. The goal of the project is to integrate Department of Interior terrestrial monitoring data and identify scalable remote sensing indicators linked to ground based measures across arctic and subarctic Alaska. This position is funded through a Bureau of Land Management grant and will focus on integrating monitoring data to benefit a number of DOI priorities including the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring program, Rapid Ecoregional Assessments, National Strategy for the Arctic Region, Integrated Arctic Management, and Integrated Cumulative Impacts Analyses. Duties include statistically describing current resource conditions based on existing monitoring data, conducting an inventory of DOI data and protocols for vegetation monitoring, evaluation of remote sensing monitoring indicators that can be linked to ground-based monitoring data, and development of integrated products across efforts. This individual will be expected to lead all aspects of the data integration project. He/She is expected to be familiar with landscape ecology science and analysis techniques. Demonstration of journal publication experience, grantsmanship experience, professional meeting presentations, and experience with resource management agencies are necessary for successful candidates. If you have a PhD and would like to collaborate with faculty and researchers at the Alaska Center for Conservation Science, please consider this exciting opportunity. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. For more information please contact E. Jamie Trammell (ejtrammell [at] alaska.edu) or Tina Boucher (tboucher [at] alaska.edu). Posted: 10/13/16.

Boreal Forest Landscape Modeling: I am advertising a 2-year postdoctoral position at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, in forest and wildlife ecology. I am looking for candidates experienced with forest landscape models and a good knowledge of the boreal forest ecosystem. For more information please see the full job ad. Deadline: March 26, 2017. Posted: 3/7/17.

Arctic-Boreal Ecosystem Modeling: Woods Hole Research Center We seek a post-doctoral researcher with a focus on land surface modeling in boreal and arctic ecosystems. The successful candidate will work closely with the lead scientist and collaborators to assess how changes in climate, vegetation, disturbances, permafrost, and other properties have been impacting high-latitude carbon cycling using the Community Land Model (CLM). This position requires advanced Earth system modeling experience, including the ability to develop model code, conduct experiments, and manipulate large data sets. Responsibilities: • Lead model development for photosynthesis, respiration, phenology, and permafrost modules. • Perform complex geoprocessing, including the application of benchmarks to multiple land surface models. • Conduct model experiments to understand changing seasonal CO2 fluxes in boreal forests and arctic tundra. • Analyze and integrate a variety of observational data, including remote sensing products, atmospheric CO2 metrics, and in situ fluxes. • Work in a highly collaborative environment to analyze, synthesize, and present results. Qualifications: • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences, Earth System Science, Ecology, or a related discipline, with a demonstrated ability to develop and apply land surface models (experience with CLM is preferred), conduct spatial analysis, and manage large data sets. • Excellent ability to use relevant computing resources and learn new skills as needed. • Knowledge of boreal and arctic ecosystems, vegetation dynamics, and carbon cycling. • Ability to think and work across disciplines and scales. • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, and the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Desired Start Date: June 2017. Deadline: March 15, 2017. Salary Range: $50-55k, with benefits. This is a two-year appointment, with the opportunity to extend. To apply, please send cover letter referencing “Post-Doctoral Researcher Job # BRPD17”, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@whrc.org. Please type “BRPD17” in the subject line. Posted: 1/31/17.

Wetland Modeling and Remote Sensing: The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct wetland modeling and remote sensing studies as part of the Yukon Flats Thermokarst project and the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska Project. The successful candidate will primarily conduct modeling studies that include the development, parameterization, testing, analysis, and application of models that simulate the vegetation and carbon dynamics of wetland ecosystems in Alaska. The successful candidate will also be likely involved in remote sensing activities such as repeated imagery analysis. Training in earth system science or biogeochemistry is required. Research experience in modeling wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry is required, and skills in remote sensing, data analysis and computer programming are required. A Ph.D. degree (already received or awaiting receipt with all requirements fulfilled) is required. More information on the nature of the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. H.Genet, hgenet@alaska.edu. Posted: 9/21/16.

Remote Sensing & Ecosystem Modeling: Two postdoctoral researchers are sought at Northern Arizona University to participate in research projects focused on mapping and monitoring ecosystem productivity and change, primarily in North America, incorporating climate, land use and disturbance dynamics. The successful candidates will work closely with the principal investigator (Goetz) and collaborators, incorporating satellite observations in ecosystem models to analyze the influence of environmental change on forest dynamics. The position will require skills in processing multi-sensor imagery, primarily satellite-based but possibly airborne remote sensing, to derive geospatial products characterizing ecosystem properties (e.g. canopy structure, biomass, disturbance severity, regrowth dynamics). The positions are for two years with the potential for renewal. Interested candidates should apply via the NAU employment website (Job ID 602740). Posted: 9/6/16.

Ecosystem Modeling: The Earth Systems Ecology Lab at the University of New Mexico is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in ecosystem modeling and programming to contribute to a project aimed at understanding the interaction of climate change and wildfire on post-fire forest recovery. This project will integrate tree seedling data, flux tower data, and ecosystem modeling with the objective of understanding how changing climate will alter forest recovery following wildfire. The initial appointment is for one year (beginning summer 2017), with the possibility of extension for up to two additional years. A competitive salary and benefits will be provided. Required qualifications include a PhD in ecology, ecosystem science, earth/environmental sciences, or statistics and programming experience with R or Python and C+ or C#. Willingness to periodically participate in field sampling is desirable. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing research interests and goals, a complete CV, and names and contact information for three references to Matthew Hurteau (mhurteau@unm.edu). Review of applications will begin on 28 April 2017. Posted: 3/27/17.

Ecosystem Modeling: The European Space Agency (ESA) CCI (Climate Change Initiative) project aims to generate a number of essential climate variables (ECVs) using satellite sensors. The CCI Fire Project will deliver new burned area time series over the period 2000-2017 using data from the MERIS instrument and other sensors. At the same time, specific burned area data related to “small fires” which are difficult to capture using moderate resolution images, will be developed for Africa based on data from Sentinel-2. We seek to hire a post-doctoral fellow responsible for using the new ESA CCI fire products in a global biosphere model, and calculating the impact of fires on the carbon balance of ecosystems at regional and global scale. The position will be hired jointly between LSCE and CEFE, two research institutes from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) located near Paris and at Montpellier, respectively for a total duration of three years. Scientific activities will cover the benchmarking of the global dynamic vegetation model ORCHIDEE using the new ESA burned area products. The novelty of this work is the focus on the simulation of fire patch distribution and post fire ecosystem resilience, combining burned area and subsequent vegetation productivity indicators (NDVI, LAI). International collaboration within the ESA CCI consortium and with fire scientists in South Africa (S. Archibald), Northern Eurasia and the US (W.M. Hao) is planned. Qualifications: - The applicant should be enthusiastic and highly-qualified doctor holding a PhD degree in Earth System Modeling, geosciences, climate sciences or any related field to the mentioned areas. Knowledge on vegetation fires (open biomass burning) or atmospheric chemistry is desirable. - Interest or experience with process based ecosystem modeling or data analysis with script languages (Fortran, LINUX, Matlab, Python, Rcran tools and Raster packages) or other programming languages is appreciated. - Applicants should have solid experience in working both independently and in group. Fluency in English (oral and written) is mandatory. Other information: Annual Salary: 27-30k Euros net per year, including full social benefits Location: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE) with extended visits and stay at Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (CEFE). Application Process: – include a motivation letter, a statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact addresses of three academic referees – Please send your application to philippe.ciais@cea.fr , florent.mouillot@ird.fr, chao.yue@lsce.ipsl.fr. The deadline for applications is 30/08/2016; start of contract expected immediately when the recruitment is done. Posted: 7/7/16.

Limnology: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Wilkinson Lab at Iowa State University. We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Ph.D. with expertise in limnology with a degree in ecology, biology, environmental science or a related field. The successful applicant will collaborate with graduate students, faculty, and technicians in the research group to address questions regarding nutrient loading, harmful algal blooms, and carbon cycling in lakes. The research agenda is flexible, but could include analysis of water quality trends in lakes and reservoirs, restored lake nutrient cycling and food web structure, or the prediction and ecological impacts of harmful algal blooms. The postdoc will also assist with the oversight and data analysis for an intensive water quality monitoring program for Iowa lakes in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Ideal candidates should have experience with limnological sampling, in situ sensors and database management. Strong communication, writing and programming skills are highly desirable. Funding is available for one year, with up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory research progress. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references as a single PDF via email to Dr. Grace Wilkinson (wilkinso@iastate.edu). Questions about the position should also be directed to Dr. Wilkinson. The desired start date is February 20th or soon thereafter. Posted: 1/16/17.

Lake and Catchment Modeling: A new position for a postdoctoral research associate is available in the Carey Lab at Virginia Tech. As part of a vibrant research team working in freshwater ecology, this position will collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of scientists to model catchment-scale limnological dynamics at Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) sites. This position is part of a U.S. National Science Foundation project funded to examine how human decision-making alters water quality in lakes by combining modeling and data-intensive analytical approaches from ecology, social science, and computer science. We are seeking a creative and quantitative Ph.D. with research and modeling experience in freshwater ecology. The successful applicant will collaborate with graduate students, post docs, and faculty to address fundamental questions surrounding the effects of changing land use and climate on water quality dynamics in lake catchments. Research activities will include using hydrodynamic-water quality simulation models to explore the effects of land use, policy, and climate scenarios in GLEON lakes and assisting with the development of teaching modules to build quantitative literacy skills in undergraduate freshwater ecology courses. 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 position will start in the spring semester of 2017. The specific start date is flexible and could begin as soon as January 2017; review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016. The position is for one year, with the potential for an additional 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/69194 Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions! Dr. Cayelan Carey, Cayelan@vt.edu. Posted: 9/14/16.

Modeling Tree Population Responses to Climate : The laboratory of Dr. Laura Leites in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral scholar to investigate adaptation to climate of northeastern forest tree species. The research project involves understanding and modeling adaptation to climate in ecologically and economically important northeastern forest tree species with emphasis in modeling populations’ growth responses to climate. In addition, the project seeks to delineate seed collection zones for the species of interest using multiple methodological approaches and data sources. Qualifications: candidates must have a PhD in Forest Ecology, Forest Science or related field. Emphasis in ecological genetics or quantitative forest ecology is preferred. Candidates are expected to have a solid publication record, demonstrated analytical and statistical modeling skills, as well as strong R programing and GIS skills. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with a possibility of re-funding. Applications should include: curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a personal statement of background, interests, and skills relevant to the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/71722. Posted: 6/7/17.

Tree Growth Modelling: A postdoctoral researcher is sought to collaborate on this joint NERC/NSF-funded project. Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics, Environmental Science, Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology, or related field. This project is a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard. It aims to increase understanding of the causes, locations, and future behaviour of the terrestrial carbon sink. Models suggest that this sink is caused by increased plant growth as a result of atmospheric CO2-driven increased photosynthesis. However, there is good evidence to suggest that these models are incorrect, or at least incomplete, and that growth processes themselves dominate the response. This project will examine this idea and test new hypotheses using field data and models. You will be based in Dr Friend's ecological modelling group in Cambridge, UK, but will also work closely with the Richardson Lab at Harvard and WSL in Switzerland. Your role will be to use understanding gained from field studies (including highly innovative tree cooling experiments) on tree growth at Harvard Forest, undertaken as part of this project, to develop a detailed process- and individual-based model of tree growth, use this model to address the extent to which tree growth is controlled by the supply of carbon from photosynthesis and/or storage, and incorporate it into a global model of terrestrial vegetation and soil dynamics. This new model formulation will be used to improve understanding of the causes and locations of the historical land carbon sink, and predict its future behaviour under various scenarios. Reducing uncertainty in terrestrial carbon fluxes is currently one of the most important objectives in global environmental science. Applicants should review the further particulars for information on all essential criteria. Dr Friend can be contacted for further information on the project aims and design (andrew.friend@geog.cam.ac.uk). This post is limited in tenure to 36 months. Closing date 14 April 2017. To apply, see http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13083/. Posted: 4/5/17.

Forest Management in Indonesia: Funded Post-doc or Short Term Assignment Opportunity in Indonesia. Michigan State University (MSU) is leading an initiative on university engagement for capacity building in low-carbon forest management and REDD+ in Indonesia. This is part of the large USAID LESTARI project focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest systems in Indonesia. MSU is seeking applicants for a funded 1-year post-doc or a 6 to 7-month short-term assignment position in this project. The successful candidate will facilitate capacity building with Michigan State University, the University of Palangka Raya in Central Kalimantan and USAID LESTARI. Bahasa Indonesian language is necessary; a 6-week immersion course is available at the beginning of the assignment in Jakarta, if needed. Funding support is available for salary and benefits, living expenses, airfare and other indirect costs. Expected start is January 2017. Please direct inquiries to Mr. Jay Samek, Research Scientist, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48823. Email: samekjay@msu.edu; phone: 517-432-3924. Here is a link with full details (pdf). Posted: 12/14/16.

Vegetation Dynamics Modelling: A position for a postdoctoral associate is available at the Southeast Environmental Research Center in the Institute of Water and Environment at Florida International University. The postdoctoral associate will work on a recently National Park System-funded project “Simulation of vegetation dynamics in the Marl prairie landscape using the Everglades Landscape Vegetation Succession (ELVeS) Model”. The goal of the project is to develop a spatially explicit predictive model for Everglades vegetation dynamics in response to major drivers. The major objectives are to explore the distribution models that discriminate among marl prairie (MP) vegetation assemblages along environmental gradients and simulate the MP vegetation dynamics using ELVeS. The postdoctoral scholar will develop alternatives and improvements to the currently used joint probability methods in ELVeS, explore fire dynamics modeling in the context of the MP vegetation, test selected probabilistic models and approaches for marl prairie and adjacent species assemblages, validate selected methods, and supervise and finalize Java coding of the model. The postdoctoral associate will also co-lead documentation of the methods, biological justifications of the modeling approach and parameterizations, validations, and guides to the use of the model. The postdoctoral scholar will work with Drs. Jay Sah and Michael Ross at FIU, and Dr. Leonard Pearlstine at the South Florida Natural Resource Center (SFNRC), Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL. The position will be based in South Florida Terrestrial Ecology Lab (SOFTEL) at FIU, as well as at SFNRC, where the postdoc will spend 3-4 days a week working with Dr. Pearlstine. Candidates for the position must have a PhD in Ecology or closely related field. Strong quantitative knowledge of statistical probability and probability-based modeling procedures used in spatial data analysis and vegetation dynamics modeling is required. The candidate should have extensive practical experience in the use of R and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Demonstrated skills with coding languages, Java, in particular, is desirable. The candidate should also have a demonstrated record of publication in this field in peer-reviewed journals, proven communication skills for presentation at scientific meetings and be able to work within project deadlines in a team environment. The position is available for 1 year and four months with a starting date of 9/1/2017. The salary is $47k/year plus benefits. Review will begin 6/15/2017. Interested candidates should send an email with a single PDF containing 1) a cover letter describing their research interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of references, and 4) three or more representative reprints to Dr. Jay Sah (sahj@fiu.edu). Please use “Vegetation Modeling Postdoc + [your last name]” in the subject line in your email. Posted: 5/1/17.

Forest Modeling: We have an exciting opportunity within a new research project on forest landscape change and climate change. We are seeking an individual who can conduct forest modeling and work collaboratively across teams for two years. The research (postdoctoral) position is available at the Dynamic Ecosystems and Landscapes Lab at North Carolina State University and the Mathematical Ecology and Environmental Modeling Lab at The Washington State University Vancouver. This person will work with the project PIs, Dr. Robert Scheller (NCSU) and Dr. Nick Strigul (WSUV), on parameterization and validation of ecological models, in particular, LANDIS-II and SORTIE-PPA. Additional information about the project. Desired qualification: PhD in relevant field, excellent programming skills (C++ and R), experience in datamining of ecological, environmental or climatic databases, statistics and model parameterization. We would also consider a candidate with MS degree in relevant area and 5+ years of professional experience in environmental modeling. Highly competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will be officially hired by Washington State University Vancouver. Position located in the Portland metropolitan area (OR). Portland area is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, it provides exceptional recreational opportunities and healthy work/life balance. There is a flexibility in the starting date, the position can begin on June 1, 2017 or later. In order to receive full consideration please submit CV, cover letter and research statement by email (rmschell@pdx.edu and nick.strigul@wsu.edu ) and arrange 3 letters of recommendation sent by references. Posted: 4/3/17.

Forestry, Modeling: Official Title: Laboratory Technician Senior (Working Title: Research Biometrician). M.S. or Ph.D. preferred in Forestry, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Quantitative Ecology, or a related field. Preference for those with advanced degrees that have demonstrated consistent research productivity and considerable knowledge in applied statistics and modeling. SALARY: $40k annually plus benefits. This is a regular, full-time position in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. It is a two-year appointment that may be extended should additional funding be acquired. Candidates are sought with demonstrated expertise in applied statistics and model development relating to research in the ecology and management of forested ecosystems and associated biota. This position will support the programs of an interdisciplinary group of faculty with the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry working on topic areas such as silviculture and forest operations, wildlife ecology and conservation biology, forest health and ecological restoration, landscape and spatial ecology, natural resource policy and economics, urban ecology, and forest hydrology and watershed management. The incumbent will be expected to conduct statistical and geospatial analysis of research data, write research manuscripts, be an active participant in the preparation of grant proposals, and collect field data. Candidates must have a strong record of success conducting research and scholarly activities, including publication in peer-reviewed journals. Advanced knowledge of R, SAS, and other statistical languages and GIS software is required. Applicants should be fluent in parametric, non-parametric, Bayesian, and multimodel analytical approaches. Experience with interdisciplinary field research in forestry and wildlife sciences is preferred. The Department of Forestry is one of 14 academic departments in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Departmental activities include undergraduate and graduate instruction in forestry and natural resources, research, and Cooperative Extension Service programs encompassing a wide range of forestry and natural resource management interests. The Department has significant off-campus resources available to support its mission including the nationally recognized Wood Utilization Center and Robinson Forest, both located at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in eastern Kentucky. To apply for Requisition #RE09189, submit a UK Online Application at https://ukjobs.uky.edu. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is January 2, 2017. Questions can be directed to: Jian Yang at jian.yang@uky.edu. Posted: 12/13/16.

Forest Growth Modeling: Postdoctoral Fellow – (DCANRD 16-0176). The West Virginia University Research Corporation seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow – Forest Growth Modeling in the School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University. The position will be measuring and modeling growth and health of young plantations within mixed-conifer forests. The researcher will be will be responsible for coordinating, planning and conducting the field and laboratory components of the project, with assistance from field and laboratory technicians. A PhD in Forest Biometrics, or a doctorate related to quantitative forest management; and, experience with operating process-based forest models are required. A valid driver’s license is required. Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link. In addition, applicants should email as a single PDF: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of 3 professional references with contact information to Dr. Steve Chhin at steve.chhin@gmail.com. The position will initially be a one-year appointment, with the possibility of an annual extension dependent on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funds. The desired start date is as soon as possible and preferably no later than January 2017. Posted: 12/6/16.

Improving GHG Decision Support for Organic Production Systems: Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University. Seeking a postdoctoral fellow to improve the capacity of existing decision support systems, COMET-Farm and the Cool Farm Tool, to provide full GHG accounting and evaluation of key management options in organic systems, with an emphasis on: crop rotations with cover crops, use of organic amendments, and management intensive grazing for organic dairy and beef production. The postdoc will: 1) conduct a quantitative literature synthesis of soil C and GHG emissions as a function of key organic-oriented practices, as well as data compilations on cover crop growth parameters and manure and organic amendment attributes, and plant-soil impacts of management intensive grazing practices, and 2) collaborate with COMET-Farm and the Cool Farm Tool development teams to integrate new organic management practices and help improve models of soil C dynamics and trace gas (N2O, CH4) emissions. Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant field such as agronomy, soil science, natural resources, or ecology. Knowledge of the diversity of agricultural management practices as they impact soil C and trace gas emissions. Evidence of strong analytical, written, and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility by the start date of the position. Desired qualifications: Knowledge of organic production systems, soil carbon, nutrient and greenhouse gas dynamics, and a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with meta-analysis techniques. Experience working with the DayCent ecosystem model or similar biogeochemical system models is a plus. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Preferred start date in spring 2017. Applications received by January 5, 2017 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/39878. Posted: 12/13/16.

Forest Carbon Distribution and Flux Integration: The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work on a recently funded NSF project to understand materials flux in linked terrestrial-marine ecosystems. The position will take the lead in creating and publishing terrestrial carbon assessments and working with other disciplines to create a whole-system level understanding of carbon dynamics, transport, and fates. The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, with opportunity to travel and work with team members at other institutions in the US and Canada as needed. The network, funded under a 5-year Research Coordination Network (RCN) grant, links carbon research across disparate fields, following the production and fate of carbon from glacial headwaters and upland forests through streams and rivers to its ultimate endpoint in marine food webs and potential deposition. This position will take the lead in creating and publishing terrestrial C stock assessments along the North Pacific coast, one of the most carbon-dense forested systems in the world, with a specific focus on linking model outputs to lateral carbon transport models to generate a true terrestrial to ocean perspective on C transport. The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, with opportunity to travel and work with team members at other institutions in the US and Canada as needed. The position is a one-year term, benefit-eligible position with a chance for renewal. All applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., forest/ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental science). The ideal candidate will have a background and skills in landscape-scale forest ecosystems and carbon cycling, such as a background in forest soils or ecosystem-scale flux measurements. Because the goals of the project are explicitly spatial, the candidate should also have experience using and manipulating geospatial and remotely sensed datasets, as well as basic proficiency in programming languages such as R or Python and geospatial software (e.g., ArcGIS or GRASS). The successful candidate will benefit from the strong, cross-disciplinary network provided by the RCN including aquatic biogeochemists, soil scientists, glaciologists, and marine scientists all working collaboratively on the same questions. The postdoc will work most closely with Allison Bidlack (PI) and Brian Buma (co-PI) at the University of Alaska Southeast, in Juneau, Alaska, as well as with members of the interdisciplinary RCN team. The opportunity to travel and work with team members at other institutions in the US and Canada is available as needed. Initial review date: April 1, 2017. For more information on the position, contact Brian Buma (bbuma@alaska.edu). For more information on the network and study area, visit coastalmarginsnetwork.org. To apply, see the full job ad. Posted: 3/20/17.

Tropical Forest Carbon Allocation: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Tropical Forest Carbon Allocation Postdoctoral Fellow. The NGEE-Tropics project at Berkeley Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to combine observational synthesis, ecological theory, and numerical model development to explore the roles of tree carbon allocation strategies in governing the responses of tropical forests to climate change, increased CO2, and disturbance. The project involves model development, testing models against observations, and evaluation of different representations of allocation dynamics in a demographic vegetation model used in the CESM and ACME Earth system models. See the full job ad (Job Number 83108) for details and to apply. For full consideration, please apply by March 9, 2017. Posted: 2/15/17.

Forest and Agroforestry Systems Modeler: The Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University seeks to hire a forest/agroforestry systems modeler to work on the integration of the USDA Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) into the USDA/NRCS COMET-Farm entity-level greenhouse gas inventory system. This position involves working with scientists at CSU, the U.S. Forest Service and elsewhere to update the Forest Service “Green Book” (Smith, J.E. et al. 2006, Methods for calculating forest ecosystem and harvested carbon with standard estimates for forest types of the United States) to reflect new forest management methods and integrate improved forest carbon stock models into the document. Updated data from the effort will be integrated into the Forestry module of the COMET-Farm tool. The position will also involve working with software developers at Colorado State University to develop a method to run the Forest Service Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) model within the COMET-Farm Forestry Module, to implement the large landowner component of the USDA’s entity-level greenhouse gas inventory methods (Eve, M. et al. (Eds). 2014. Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory. USDA Technical Bulletin 1939). The position has the potential to extend here at CSU into additional forestry and wildfire modeling work for the Bioenergy Alliance of the Rockies (BANR). The successful candidate will have at least a B.S. or B.A. in Forestry, Forest Science, Soil Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management or a related field. An M.Sc. or M.A. in a related field is desired. Experience with forest inventory methods along with forest stand and biomass modeling using the USFS Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) model is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The term of the project is limited by available funding, beginning as soon as possible and continuing for one year, with potential extensions on a year-by-year basis depending on work performance and available funding. The successful candidate would be initially hired as an hourly employee for $22-$28/hour, depending on experience, with the potential to extend into a salaried position as a CSU Research Associate. The work schedule is flexible. To apply, contact Mark Easter. Point of Contact: Keith Paustian and Mark Easter (mark.easter@colostate.edu, 970.491.1098). Posted: 7/7/16.

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.

Research Ecologist, Invasive Reptiles: Applications are invited for a GS-12 position with the Invasive Reptiles Project, which is part of the Invasive Species Science Branch at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center, CO. Project members currently include over a dozen scientists and staff based in Colorado, Florida, or Guam, collectively pursuing a range of research projects on ecology, control, and containment of invasive reptiles including but not limited to Brown Treesnakes, Burmese Pythons, and Argentine tegus. We are seeking a permanent principal investigator to be based in Fort Collins, with frequent travel to field and meeting sites required. Must be U.S. citizen. This is a Research Grade position with the potential to advance to higher pay grades based on panel evaluations by peers. We invite applications from candidates with proven abilities in herpetology, a strong quantitative toolbox, and a record of high-quality publications. Excellent communication skills are vital to the position. All applications must be submitted through https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442610800. Follow instructions on the USAJobs page carefully, including submitting transcripts etc, in order to be considered for the position. Contact Bob Reed (reedr@usgs.gov, 970-420-3044) for more information on duties of the position. The USAJobs sites lists a HR contact for questions related to how to apply, etc. Application deadline 25 July 2016. Posted: 7/7/16.

Forest Watershed Scientist: Location: Pacific Northwest. Official reporting station will be Corvallis, OR. The National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI) is seeking an individual of high integrity to work as part of a team that provides research and technical support on forest watershed management issues. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with other NCASI staff and with member companies to address technical information needs related to regulatory and policy issues affecting the management and harvesting of commercial timberlands. Duties will include design and implementation of scientific investigations in the fields of forest hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecology; communication with leading researchers and regulatory personnel involved in these fields; publication of study results in scientific journals; monitoring and providing technical review and guidance to industry on proposed agency activities; participation in professional meetings and conferences; and presentation of findings to diverse stakeholder groups. Investigations will be designed and implemented in collaboration with scientists and engineers working in disciplines such as analytical chemistry, aquatic biology, toxicology, water quality modeling, and forest ecology. Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in forest hydrology or a related field. Applicants should possess knowledge of the theory and principles of hydrology, aquatic biology, silviculture, forest ecology, timber harvesting, soil science, forest regeneration, and related disciplines; demonstrated knowledge of models and software commonly used in forest watershed research; strong analytical and statistical skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in collecting and managing data in field studies of forest hydrology, water quality and aquatic ecology; and a record of scientific achievement as demonstrated by publications and professional service. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to: (i) work collaboratively as part of a team-based organizational structure; (ii) articulate research needs in the fields of forest hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecology; (iii) develop and lead execution of collaborative projects to meet those needs; (iv) obtain and manage external financial support; (v) develop a budget and operate successfully within that budget; and (vi) prepare reports and publications. Applicants must be able to travel and participate in field research in remote areas with rough terrain and in inclement weather. Applicants should provide a letter of interest and a complete resume. All application materials should be submitted to Dr. T. Bently Wigley at bwigley@ncasi.org. Application review will begin February 15, 2017. Posted: 12/23/16.

Fluvial Ecogeomorphology: Postdoctoral Position in Ecogeomorphology of Mountain River Archetypes in California. The University of California, Davis invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position to research mountain river archetypes, including interdisciplinary ecological, hydrological, geomorphic, and hydraulic considerations. The project team is working with the State of California on designing environmental flows for the diversity of hydrogeomorphic settings in the region. River archetypes support different ecological functions, so the nexus among flow regime, river morphology, and ecological functions is essential to the real-world problem. It is also at the forefront of topics in basic integrated river science and water resources management. The project will involve some field work depending on the skills and interests of the successful applicant, but primarily a combination of computational tasks using existing datasets, including multivariate statistics, river corridor terrain analysis, synthetic terrain design, flow regime analysis, ecohydraulic modeling, and ecological function analysis. Some of these tasks will be facilitated by teamwork with students and colleagues. The field settings include the Eel and Sacramento Rivers. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research, the successful candidate will receive training as needed to supplement their initial capabilities. The successful candidate will interact with diverse researchers and stakeholders in academia and state agencies. Candidates must have a PhD in Physical Geography, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Ecology, Geology, Applied Math, Statistics or related field. Proven experience with multivariate statistics, geospatial analysis, and computer programming (preferably R and Python) is preferred. Excellent data management skills and a journal publication track record are preferred. The application deadline is June 1, 2017. There is some flexibility with the start date, ranging from July 15 to September 15, 2017. Please send curriculum vitae and contact information for three academic or professional references to Professor Greg Pasternack by e-mail to gpast@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 5/23/17.

Fluvial Geomorphologist: The Fluvial Habitats Center in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University has two immediate openings: Post Doctoral Researcher - Fluvial Geomorphologist (Position E1600322 on usu.hiretouch.com) Research Technician - Lead Surveyor & Geospatial Analyst (Position N1600352) Both positions are open until filled and we will begin reviewing applications in mid September. For the post-doc position we seek an experienced fluvial geomorphologist to become a leading expert on geomorphic units and structural elements as the building blocks of riverscapes and physical habitat for fish. The successful candidate will work throughout the American West, but will be focused on the Columbia River Basin. The funding for this position is tied to creating more robust fish-habitat relationships for ESA-listed anadromous salmonids and using that understanding to inform population life cycle modelling and restoration scenario testing. See the job link above for full details on job descriptions if you're interested in applying. For the surveyor and geospatial analyst position, we seek an individual who will provide geomatics and survey support to: i) researchers in our lab, ii) surveyors and analyst in the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program, and iii) students in the department. While the job link lists a huge laundry list of desirable skills, we still encourage applications from candidates with the right attitude and work ethic that could get the job done (even if they haven't done everything on the list... we can provide the training). See the job link above for full details on job descriptions if you're interested in applying. The successful applicants will join a thriving lab group of 15-20 researchers that is part of a world-class, interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences Department. Please get in touch with Joe Wheaton with any questions. Posted: 9/13/16.

Freshwater Conservation Science: We seek a post-doctoral researcher to develop conservation science for freshwater ecosystems. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary team working within an ecosystem services framework to identify the most cost-effective conservation projects in the Red River basin in Oklahoma and Texas. We aim to provide guidance to agency and NGO partners throughout the basin, but also to advance the science of conservation planning. The post-doc will collaborate on the development of conservation models and tools to support decision-making, leveraging existing climate and hydrologic models for the Red River. Applicants should have a genuine interest in stakeholder outreach and in the development of conservation science that will support the needs of GPLCC partners and water managers. The post-doc will be based in the Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma and will be jointly advised by Drs. Tom Neeson and Hernan Moreno. The position will begin January 2017, and funding is available for 24 months (pending satisfactory performance). A competitive post-doc salary will be provided, including health benefits. To apply, please submit a single PDF containing a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to Tom Neeson (neeson@ou.edu) and Hernan Moreno (moreno@ou.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 7 2016. Posted: 8/31/16, revised: 10/26/16.

Phytoremediation Ecology: The Terry Lab in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley has an opening for an Associate Specialist to join a multidisciplinary team that is working on developing effective phytoremediation technologies for the cleanup of sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, PAHs, heavy metals. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing field and laboratory research using plants to facilitate the degradation and removal of petroleum hydrocarbons. Duties also include training and mentoring undergraduate students, postdocs, and other lab personnel in experimental techniques and data analysis, participation in group meetings and seminars, and preparation of research presentations and publications. The successful candidate will also assist in preparing grant proposals and progress reports, maintaining the chemical inventory, and purchasing lab supplies. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (By Time of Application) • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree in Plant Ecology or related field. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (By Start Date) • 5+ years’ experience in Plant Ecophysiology and Ecosystem Ecology • Experience in preparation of scientific publications • Demonstrated collaborative and communication skills applicable to academic research. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (By Start Date) • PhD or equivalent degree in Plant Ecology or related field. The appointment will be full-time with an approximate start date of September 1, 2017. The initial appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance and funding. TO APPLY: Visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01363. Apply by May 12 for full consideration. Posted: 5/12/17.

Improving Resilience for the Rio Grande Coupled Human-Natural System: The Koch Lab, Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma, is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists on the integrated modeling of the Rio Grande Basin. The position is part of the project “Improving Resilience for the Rio Grande Coupled Human-Natural System”, funded by the USGS and will focus on the development, implementation, and application of a spatio-temporal simulation model for the Rio Grande Basin. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with anthropologists and economists to identify important socio-economic and biophysical components of the system under study. This knowledge will then be used in a simulation model – based on the Envision framework – in order to analyze the relationship between human decision making, climate change and hydrology in the basin. Qualifications: · Ph.D. in Hydrology, Geoecology, Environmental Sciences, Geography, or a related field · Experience in hydrological modeling and/or integrated modeling · Programming skills (preferably C++) and a strong computational background · Excellent verbal and written communication skills · Spanish language proficiency is a plus · Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research. To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, and the names and contact information for three references as one combined .pdf document to Dr. Jennifer Koch (jakoch@ou.edu). Screening will begin October 7th, 2016. Starting Date: November 15th, 2016 or as negotiated. Posted: 9/28/16.

Riparian Landscape Restoration and Ecological Resilience: The Great Basin Landscape Ecology Lab at University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position to join an interdisciplinary group of ecologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and natural resource managers aimed at restoring and conserving wet meadow and riparian ecosystems. The postdoc will be co-mentored by Dr. Peter Weisberg (University of Nevada, Reno) and Dr. Jeanne Chambers (US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station) and will work collaboratively with Drs. Jerry Miller (Western Carolina University), Keirith Snyder (Agricultural Research Service) and Rosemary Carroll (Desert Research Institute), as well as managers with the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and US Forest Service. The goal of the funded project is to develop a strategic, multi-scale framework for assessing resource values and threats to Great Basin riparian and meadow ecosystems using resilience science that includes capacity to (1) prioritize riparian ecosystems for management, and (2) determine effective management strategies, based on ecosystem characteristics and sensitivity to disturbance. In addition, it is expected that the postdoctoral researcher will take advantage of the large datasets available to pursue individual research interests in riparian landscape ecology or other topics at the intersection of vegetation, hydrology and watershed geomorphology. The postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the interdisciplinary project, including development of spatial geomorphic process models and spatial modeling of basin sensitivity, vegetation dynamics and ecosystem resilience; threat assessment for Great Basin watersheds; and development of management decision matrices and restoration protocols. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in geospatial analysis (GIS, programming, remote sensing), statistical modeling, and a background in landscape ecology, vegetation science, hydrology and/or watershed science, as well as evidence of ability to publish significant research in peer-reviewed journals. Desirable would be knowledge of Great Basin ecosystems and previous experience on interdisciplinary teams involving both scientists and resource managers. Because the project has a strong focus on science-management linkages and guiding restoration management directions, this position is well suited for someone with career interests that include applied, management-oriented research. The position will be available as soon as October, 2016 (but the start date can be delayed for the right candidate) and funding is available for at least two years. Candidates are expected to have completed their PhD prior to beginning employment. Please contact Peter Weisberg (pweisberg@cabnr.unr.edu) to discuss skills and expertise relevant to the project, or to apply by emailing your CV, contact information for three references and a brief statement of interest. Posted: 8/30/16.

Restoration Ecology/Modelling: Freie Universität Berlin. We are looking for a motivated PostDoc to extend an individual-based model in a restoration ecology project: "Ecosystem services through restoration: Improving restoration outcomes through trait-based modelling". For further information about the position and how to apply, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2016Restoration. If you have questions, please contact me (sebastian.fiedler@fu-berlin.de) or Prof. Dr. Britta Tietjen (britta.tietjen@fu-berlin.de). The application deadline is August 22nd. Posted: 7/25/16.

Rangeland Ecology and Conservation: Two postdoctoral research scientist positions are available within the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. The shared objectives of these positions are to 1) study the broad scale dynamics of rangeland ecosystems in North America; and 2) advance rangeland conservation. Research avenues span a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): model development to improve estimation of gross/net primary productivity on rangelands; quantifying rangeland conifer encroachment and restoration (e.g., conifer removal); identifying and mapping rangeland resilience to disturbance; exploring trends in broad scale rangeland vegetation abundance and characteristics; quantifying land use and land cover change; estimating the biological values and ecosystem services generated by wetland resources throughout western North America; developing new conservation targeting platforms and tools. The individuals will be key members of the Sage Grouse Initiative science team, working directly with other team members at the University of Montana and in collaboration with science partners across the western United States. The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is one of the largest conservation projects in North America. Launched by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in 2010, SGI has worked to voluntarily reduce threats facing sage-grouse and rangelands. Over the past five years, SGI has matured into a primary catalyst for rangeland and wildlife conservation across the North American west, focusing on the shared vision of conservation through sustainable working landscapes and ecosystem conservation. SGI and its partners have invested $760 million for conservation implementation. The SGI science team is responsible for advancing the science of rangeland and sage-grouse conservation, outcome monitoring, and continental assessment. We seek those who are enthusiastic and motivated, and are willing to provide guidance, leadership, and new perspectives to help push the boundaries of rangeland ecology and conservation. Individuals must be able to work in a cooperative and dynamic team environment. Responsibilities will include project development and implementation, peer reviewed manuscripts, and engagement with partners and stakeholders. Knowledge of rangeland ecology and conservation paradigms is preferred, but not required. Preferred analytic qualifications and skills include: experience with large geospatial datasets; knowledge of earth system models and algorithms; knowledge of remote sensing techniques and analyses; geospatial programming; experience with Google Earth Engine APIs; Linux/Unix computing environments; cloud computing environments (e.g., Google Cloud Platform). An individual does not need to necessarily possess this full suite of qualifications, but these skills and tools are used across a variety of projects. Salary will be $60-80k/year, commensurate with ability and performance, plus benefits. The duration of the two positions is three and two years, respectively. Preferred start date is fall 2016 or winter 2017. Preferred location is Missoula, MT. To inquire and apply, please provide a complete CV, including references, and a short statement of current and future research interests to Brady Allred (allredbw@gmail.com). Posted: 9/14/16.

Dryland Restoration: The U.S. Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ seeks a successful candidate to coordinate the Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS). The mission of RAMPS is to strengthen dryland restoration strategies and outcomes executed in the southwestern U.S. by providing science and guidance on effective restoration practices to the management community. Major Duties: 1. Program coordination and development: The coordinator will: (a) help refine the RAMPS strategic objectives, priorities and direction in collaboration with a scientific advisory committee; (b) develop strategic plans for program development, including identifying implementers and users of dryland restoration science and resources needed to achieve program goals; (c) identify and help secure funding for program implementation and expansion; (d) prioritize development and delivery of short and long-term data and data products; (e) develop networks and build collaborative alliances to gather and share information regarding dryland restoration science, including attending restoration conferences and meetings; and (f) encourage creative thinking and innovation to achieve program priorities and objectives. 2. Science and research: The coordinator is expected to maintain visibility in the scientific community by: (a) helping to publish research products that use or apply data compiled by RAMPS and affiliated projects, (b) serving as author or co-author on proposals to granting agencies; and (c) preparing and delivering presentations for technical and professional meetings and conferences concerned with restoration. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s or Ph.D in ecology, geography, physical sciences with a proven track-record of program coordination and research in restoration ecology. Expected Job Start Date: Fall 2016. Compensation: $48-59k (GS-9/11), commensurate with experience, plus benefits. This is a term, full-time appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years. To Apply Visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442932800 The job will be open through July 19, 2016 and advertised under job announcement number DEN-2016-0446. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Posted: 7/7/16.

California Conservation Science: The University of California Los Angeles La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science invites applications for its 2017-2019 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 2017. We envision hiring at least one Fellow each year, building a team of conservation scientists with a passion for California and its biodiversity. See the link above for details. Deadline: 20 November 2016. Posted: 10/12/16.

Monarchs and Milkweed: The Environmental Science and Policy program at the College of William & Mary seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position in Environmental Science sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The postdoctoral scholar will research the decline of the monarch butterfly and the common milkweed plant using an interdisciplinary approach with techniques including population genetics, chemical ecology, GIS, and analysis of historical collections. The postdoctoral scholar will teach one upper-level primary literature focused seminar course per academic year and arrange an environmental speaker series in the second year. A PhD in Biology or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment, August 10, 2017. The position offers a competitive salary ($45k), research and travel funds ($5k/year), and administrative support. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored by two William & Mary faculty members with research interests in plant ecology and population genetics. Review of applications begins April 1st, 2017. Start date is August 10th, 2017. To apply, please submit online a letter of application and a curriculum vitae as a single PDF document as well as the names and email address of three references at http://jobs.wm.edu (Job # F0004L). If you have questions please email: Joshua Puzey, Assistant Professor of Biology, jrpuzey@wm.edu; Harmony Dalgleish, Assistant Professor of Biology, hjdalgleish@wm.edu. Posted: 3/6/17.

Quantitative Ecologist, Monarch Butterfly Conservation: 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. Salary is at the GS-11 level (ca. US$59k per year, plus benefits). 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. For more information and for submission of application, please see the full job ad. Deadline: 7/22/16. Posted: 7/12/16.

Island Biogeography in a Sea of Nutrients: The Hakai Institute is looking for two world-class postdoctoral fellows to join a collaborative study with Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. This research program aims to link theories of island biogeography with ecosystem subsidies on 100 islands along the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. Both postdocs will work collaboratively with professors and graduate students at both universities, as well as with scientists involved with complementary programs at the Hakai Institute, including the Coastal Oceans, Nearshore Marine Ecosystems, and Coastal Watersheds programs. These 2-year positions will start on September 1st, 2017. The postdocs will have access to a wide variety of data collected during the previous field seasons on the presence, abundances, and ecology of terrestrial plants, invertebrates, birds, and mammals. These data will be combined with extensive datasets on physical features of the 100 islands that may affect delivery of marine-derived nutrients. An overview of the program is here. Although these are analytical positions, there will be an opportunity for 2 weeks of fieldwork in the spring or summer, prior to the formal September start date. The salary will be $55k per year plus benefits, and funds will be available for research and travel. Position #1. Ecosystem Nutrient Flow Specialist. This project will draw on ecosystem science approaches (including modeling, food web analysis) and tools (stable isotope analysis, carbon flux) to combine 3 years of field data into models of cross-boundary movement of energy and nutrients across the nearshore to and from adjacent terrestrial environments. This scholar will be able to take advantage of an extensive data set that is available for environmental variables and movements of nutrients through webs that connect a variety of plants and animals across the land-sea interface. Expected residency will be at the University of Victoria with primary advisor Chris Darimont, and strong collaboration with Brian Starzomski at the same university, and John Reynolds at Simon Fraser University. Position # 2. Biodiversity Specialist. This position will leverage 3 years of terrestrial biodiversity data collected across 100 islands. We are looking for a scholar with conceptual and advanced analytical and quantitative expertise in theory and analysis related to island biogeography, cross-boundary ecosystem subsidies, and biodiversity. This biodiversity specialist will interact with the nutrient flow specialist, as well as scholars using remote sensing, underwater surveys of marine algae and seagrasses, oceanographic surveys, and other techniques to understand ecology at the land-sea interface. Extensive experience with complex biodiversity database management and creation is preferred. Expected residency will be at Simon Fraser University with primary supervisor John Reynolds, with extensive time at the University of Victoria working with Chris Darimont and Brian Starzomski. To Apply: Please send a letter explaining your interest in either or both of these positions, including experience and skills related to the qualifications above, along with your CV, transcripts, a related and representative peer-reviewed journal article you have authored, and contact details of three references. These should all be a single PDF with the subject line “Island Biogeography Postdoc” and file name that begins with your surname. Please send your application to all three of the Principal Investigators of this project: Dr Chris Darimont (darimont@uvic.ca), Dr John Reynolds (Reynolds@sfu.ca), and Dr Brian Starzomski (starzom@uvic.ca). Review of applications will begin on 15 February, 2017. Posted: 1/31/17.

Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World: The first two postdoc positions with Jen-Christian Svenning's Villum Investigator project on ”Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World” (BIOCHANGE), are open (Aarhus University, Denmark): 2-yr postdoc on "Global change-robust solutions to the global biodiversity crisis" and 2-yr postdoc on "Climate change and societal drivers of global vegetation dynamics". The application deadline is June 23. Posted: 5/23/17.

Biodiversity Dynamics and Global Change Plant Ecophysiology: The Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State University (PI Benjamin Blonder) is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers for lab startup. The lab's focus is on predictive community ecology and biogeography, paleoecological and anthropogenic effects on biodiversity dynamics, and global change plant ecophysiology. We use a combination of field, eco-informatics, and modeling approaches. Field sites are focused in forests and alpine environments in Latin America, southeast Asia, Scandinavia, and the United States. Projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest, and use a combination of field, modeling, or informatics approaches. Joining the lab at this early stage is an opportunity to gain independence, close collaboration, and active mentoring. Candidates with an interest in building on our science education and community outreach initiatives are very welcome. Funding is available for 2 years at competitive salaries, with additional support available for conference travel and fieldwork. Start dates are around January 1st 2018 but can be flexible. Information on benefits and leave policies. The lab is strongly supportive of positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers. To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, recent publication, and names of 2 professional references to Benjamin Blonder at bblonder@gmail.com. The application deadline is April 15th, 2017. Please feel free to get in touch informally beforehand to discuss projects or ask questions. More info. Posted: 1/11/17.

Biodiversity, Conservation & Extinction: University of Minnesota. Two post-doctoral positions are available for collaborative research seeking deeper understanding of and solutions to problems related to biodiversity, extinction and/or ecosystem services. Dependent on the skills and interests of the post-doc, research may be empirical, conceptual, theoretical or experimental, and might focus on analyses of human-caused extinction risks and their prevention, the causes of multispecies coexistence in foodwebs and impacts of the loss of this biodiversity, or other biodiversity, extinction and conservation issues. Each position is annually renewable for up to three years. Please apply by submitting a CV, a cover letter stating your research interests, and pdf’s of up to three reprints or manuscripts to www.myu.umn.edu/employment (Job ID# 317491). Please have three letters of recommendation sent to David Tilman (tilman@umn.edu). Start date negotiable; PhD required. Posted: 5/23/17.

Biodiversity Conservation: I seek 5 outstanding postdoctoral researchers to join me at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), a new university in Shenzhen, China. Postdocs will be working with Associate Professor Luke Gibson (google scholar profile) in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering. Research will be centered around the following questions: (1) Which species benefit from agricultural expansion, and how do these species affect fragmented forest ecosystems isolated within agricultural landscapes? (2) How does the development of infrastructure (e.g., roads, dams, landfills) affect animal movement and migration patterns? (3) How does poaching affect targeted animal populations, and how do any population declines of targeted species affect animal and plant communities in poached ecosystems? (4) Which species in wildlife trade have expanded their ranges into the urban centers where they are traded, and how do these species affect local ecosystems where they have been introduced? Each postdoc will be hired on a 2-year contract starting between September 2017 and March 2018. Salary is 260k RMB (approximately 38k USD) per year. Postdocs will be living in Shenzhen, the first Special Economic Zone of China which has been described as the “Silicon Valley of China”. The quiet and green campus of SUSTech is located in Tanglang, surrounded by fruit plantations, reservoirs, and forested hills. Applicants must have: 1. a PhD, 2. strong quantitative skills, 3. a proven record of publications in high-impact journals. Each postdoc will be given 250k RMB (approximately 36k USD) to manage for his/her research activities. Each postdoc is expected to produce multiple high-impact publications during the contract (list of target journals). Please send a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a CV including a full list of publications, and contact information for three references to lgibson@hku.hk. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Posted: 5/1/17.

Biodiversity Synthesis: The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is currently seeking a large number of Postdoctoral (9) and PhD (8) scientists as part of its ‘Flexpool’ mechanism. Positions are based in different research groups (typically in Leipzig, Jena or Halle) and will collaborate with scientists from across the iDiv consortium. For more information on how to apply, see: Flexpool positions. Applications are due January 1. Let me (jonathan.chase@idiv.de) or any of the sponsoring scientists know if you have any questions. Postdoc positions: -Socio-economics of biodiversity conservation -Community ecology of butterflies -Forest ecology -Land-use impacts -Science-policy interface -Ecosystem functioning study through remote-sensing data -Multiplex sequencing methodology -Plant system study and soil ecology -Microbial and chemical diversity synthesis. PhD positions: -Evolution of viruses within host communities -Social-ecological systems, biodiversity and ecosystem services -Bioinformatics of plant communities -Science education -Soil microbial ecology -Microbial community ecology -Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning -Biodiversity conservation. Posted: 12/12/16.

Biodiversity Synthesis: Postdoc position - German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. We are looking for a biodiversity researcher to join Jon Chase’s ‘Biodiversity Synthesis’ working group at iDiv. This is primarily a research position, but the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in teaching and graduate education, as well as to collaborate with working groups visiting as part of the Synthesis Centre of iDiv (sDiv). The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with Professor Chase, members and collaborators of his group, and other members of the iDiv community on one or more of the following projects: (1) theory and meta-analyses of scale-dependent responses of biodiversity through space and time to natural and anthropogenic drivers using new tools developed by the group; (2) development of new tools and theory for dissecting environmental and spatial controls on metacommunity assembly at the taxonomic and functional level; (3) amassing and analyzing regional and global datasets for dissecting scale-dependent responses of biodiversity to environmental and historical biogeographic gradients; (4) a theoretical or empirical topic related to these developed in discussions with Prof. Chase. Full details of the job and how to apply (pdf). Deadline: 20.12.2016. Posted: 12/6/16.

Antarctic Plant Phylogenomics: An exciting postdoctoral position to investigate Antarctic terrestrial plant phylogenomics is available at Stellenbosch University and the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The successful applicant will be based at Stellenbosch University, but will be expected to spend some time at the University of Johannesburg. The envisaged research will address a major question in modern biology: how has plant life evolved and spread around the Antarctic region, both in the past and currently? This research forms part of an international collaboration: "A Functional Biogeography of the Antarctic (AFBA)" as part of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE). ACE involves 22 projects, 55 researchers and 19 countries and is the first project of the newly created Swiss Polar Institute. The successful candidate will be responsible for plant phylogenomic research on selected taxa from the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Islands. Using the latest phylogenomic and analytical approaches, the research aims to shed light on the history of plant life in the region, how it will respond to environmental change, and what can be done to secure its future. Only candidates with demonstrable (i.e. published) skills in next generation sequencing data analyses with an emphasis on phylogenomics will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with previous postdoctoral research experience and an excellent academic track record (i.e. publications in international journals). Successful candidates will be fully funded for 1 year, to be extended for an additional 1 to 2 years depending on satisfactory performance. An attractive annual bursary will be offered along with additional expenses for research, international travel and subsistence, and conference attendance. Individuals from all nationalities are eligible. To apply, please send a CV, contact details for at least two academic references, and a brief outline of research interests to Prof. Jaco Le Roux (jleroux@sun.ac.za) and Prof. Bettine van Vuuren (bettinevv@uj.ac.za) by 28 February 2017. Informal inquiries are welcome. Review of applications will begin immediately after the closing date, and short-listed candidates will be contacted to set up phone/Skype interviews. The envisaged start date for the project would be March/April 2017. Posted: 1/31/17.

Biostatistics: The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications for a three-year post-doctoral position affiliated with the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics. See the full job ad for more details and formal requirements Application deadline: 20.05.2017. Posted: 5/1/17.

Biostatistics and Ecological Modelling: Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) invites applications for a Senior Scientist position in “Biostatistics and Ecological Modelling” (100%) 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). Please send your application by January, 31. Candidates are expected to conduct collaborative research in biodiversity/biological statistics and/or modelling and to contribute statistical expertise and analyses to a variety of ongoing or planned projects concerning the analysis of patterns and dynamics of biodiversity, from population genetics to the ecosystem level. Candidates should also be willing to provide basic statistical services. Candidates must have an interest to work in interdisciplinary teams, including colleagues from diverse fields, such as evolutionary ecology, biogeography and geology, as well as from social sciences. It would also be an advantage to be familiar with datasets concerning environmental drivers of biodiversity change, such as climate data and remote sensing data describing land use changes or ecosystem structure and functioning. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 1/7/17.

Biodiversity Synthesis: Postdoctoral Researcher (80%). We are seeking a quantitative ecologist to work on a project funded by the Swiss Science Foundation that will relate the results of biodiversity-ecosystem function experiments to findings from ‘real world’ ecosystems. The project will quantitatively integrate work from two large-scale and long-term projects, The Jena Experiment and the Biodiversity Exploratories, in addition to other major international biodiversity projects. The post is at the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern, Switzerland in the group of Prof. Markus Fischer and will involve close collaboration with Dr Pete Manning and Dr Fons Van der Plas of the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt, Germany. The project will also network the researcher within the extensive research communities of these projects and the wider biodiversity research community. Candidates should possess a PhD in ecology, strong quantitative skills (e.g. data analysis in R), an excellent knowledge of ecological theory and the capacity to collaborate effectively within a large and diverse team of researchers. Evidence of previous or potential publication of work in leading peer reviewed journals is also essential. The post offers an attractive research environment (see also links below) and Bern offers an excellent quality of life. For informal enquiries regarding the post contact Peter Manning (peter.manning@senckenberg.de). Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, publication list and names and email contacts of two referees as a single pdf to markus.fischer@ips.unibe.ch and peter.manning@senckenberg.de no later than 25 October 2016. Posted: 10/7/16.

Biodiversity Synthesis: sDiv, the Synthesis centre for Biodiversity Sciences, a unit of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig herewith announces a call for catalyst postdocs. Applications are open to any scientists from inside and outside of iDiv. All synthesis topics in biodiversity research are welcome. The sDiv postdoc programme is specifically designed to foster and facilitate collaboration among iDiv members and iDiv core professors while the postdoc need not to be currently associated with iDiv. This call is for postdocs that would start preferably January 2017 or later. Please find all relevant documents and information at www.idiv.de/sdiv/calls.html. The submission deadline for the proposals is the 7th of October 2016 (11.59 pm CET). Don’t hesitate to contact Marten Winter (marten.winter@idiv.de, scientific coordinator of sDiv) for any questions. Posted: 8/23/16.

Ecosystem Service Assessment: The University of Kentucky seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in ecosystem service assessment. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists working on a project that seeks to assess economic values of forest ecosystem services in Kentucky. We are looking for a candidate with strong quantitative and geospatial skills (e.g., R, GIS, and remote sensing) to integrate land cover land use change with ecosystem service models (ESMs) such as InVEST. This Postdoctoral Research Associate will be expected to (1) develop customized land cover maps and other relevant spatial or non-spatial data to be used as inputs of the ecological service models, (2) conduct spatial modeling of land cover changes based on the historical trends, (3) build alternative harvesting and reforestation scenarios, (4) map past and current ecosystem services supplied by the forests in Kentucky, and (5) project changes in ecosystem services under various economic development scenarios. The postdoc will work under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Ochuodho and Dr. Jian Yang in the Department of Forestry. Qualifications: Ph.D. required in ecology, forestry, natural resources, geospatial technology, or a related field. The candidate should have a strong academic training in one or more of the following: ecosystem process modeling, environmental or natural resource economics, remote sensing of the environment. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated knowledge of ecosystem function and expertise in technique for assessing ecosystem services in a spatially explicit manner, through strong publication records. Duration and Start Date: Initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewed for additional year(s) depending upon satisfactory performance, availability of funding and relevance of the position. Start date is July 1, 2017, but is negotiable. Starting Salary: $47k per year plus benefits. Review of application will commence May 25, 2017. To Apply: Application documents as one pdf file including cover letter, CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, a copy of relevant publication and contact details of three referees, in that order should be sent to Dr. Jian Yang (jian.yang@uky.edu) or Dr. Thomas Ochuodho (thomas.ochuodho@uky.edu). Ensure to put “Postdoctoral Research Associate” on the subject line of the email. Posted: 5/1/17.

Ecosystem Service Valuation: A joint postdoctoral position is available at the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College for a motivated candidate with expertise in ecosystem service valuation. The successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists working on a recently funded project that seeks to develop a framework for linking the health of small streams to water quality indicators, ecosystem services, and human preferences. The successful candidate will work with Professor Richard B. Howarth (Dartmouth) and Assistant Professor Georgia Mavrommati (U Mass Boston) to apply multiple methods (e.g. discourse-based decision analysis and choice modelling) to characterize and value ecosystem services. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental/ecological economics, decision science, or a related field and a motivation to develop cross-disciplinary approaches within social-ecological systems and sustainability science research. Applicants’ experience, ability and willingness to work with a transdisciplinary team and stakeholders is an asset. We offer a two-year appointment and a competitive salary plus health benefits. The starting date is flexible, but the expected start day is February, 2017. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vita, a cover letter and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees combined in a single pdf to Dr. Georgia Mavrommati (Georgia.mavrommati@umb.edu) by November 1, 2016. Posted: 10/11/16.

Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons: As part of a major research project entitled Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia and funded by the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), the Department of Geography and Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), invite applications for the following research positions: 1) Senior Research Fellow - for two years in the first instance, extendable by up to an additional two years. 2) Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows - both for two years in the first instance, extendable by up to an additional two years. 3) Two PhD research scholarships - both fully funded for four years. More details about the positions, including deadlines for applications, the application procedure and expected start dates for successful applicants. Deadline: 1 August 2017. Posted: 5/9/17.

Natural Resource Economics and Policy: A postdoctoral associate position is available with the Natural Resource Economics & Policy Lab in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), one-year position, with an expected start date of November 1, 2016. Salary is $47,500 plus benefits. Primary responsibilities include: conducting economic analyses on the value of ecosystem services and mechanisms for capturing that value (e.g., ecotourism); survey design and implementation; focus group and interview data collection and analysis; analysis of stated preference valuation data using statistical and econometric methods; and writing research and outreach publications. Other responsibilities include collaborations with graduate students working on related projects including appropriate co-authorship on manuscripts, preparing grant reports and manuscripts, as well as participation in grant writing. Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Natural Resource, Environmental, or Agricultural Economics, or a closely related field; experience with survey design, implementation, and analysis tools; and strong econometric analysis skills. Preferred Qualifications: At least two years’ experience applying survey design, implementation and analysis skills in a stated preferences context; experience with focus group and interview methods, including qualitative data analysis; strong knowledge of the ecosystem services valuation literature; and strong communication skills. To Apply: Please submit a completed application package, via email, to Dr. Damian C. Adams at dcadams@ufl.edu. Please include: 1) a letter of interest detailing relevant qualifications and interest in the position; 2) a current CV; 3) copies of university transcripts (unofficial is fine); and 4) contact information, including email addresses, of three professional references. For more information, please contact Dr. Damian C. Adams at dcadams@ufl.edu (preferred) or by phone (352) 846-0872. Posted: 9/28/16.

Palm Oil Sustainability and Conservation: The Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), University of Sheffield, is looking for a bright, collaborative individual for an exciting four-year, fully-funded post-doc opportunity. Reporting to director David Beerling, and in close collaboration with David Edwards, Robert Freckleton and Julie Scholes, the post-doc researcher will develop, organize and manage the Centre’s field trials on enhanced weathering within oil palm plantations in Malaysian Borneo and measure impacts on yield and biodiversity. The position will be based in the Dept. Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK. The ideal candidate will have experience in managing field projects involving complex logistics together with experience working on ecosystem-scale processes and/or land management practices in the tropics. The aim of this project is to undertake detailed field trials of enhanced weathering and biodiversity impacts in young and mature palm oil catchments and investigate potential co-benefits on production and protection from herbivores and pathogens. Biodiversity assessments will focus particularly on terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates and may use DNA meta-barcoding analyses. The project will involve working in collaboration with academics, researchers, and plantation managers, to develop and manage large-scale replicated catchment-scale experiments and pot-based nursery investigations in Malaysian Borneo. There will be abundant opportunities to collaborate with the network of researchers within LC3M and to develop additional research directions within the areas of tropical climate change, agricultural sustainability, and conservation. For more details and to apply, see the full job ad. Closes: 15th July 2016. Posted: 7/7/16.

Hydropower and Ecosystem Services in the Andean Amazon: We are seeking candidates for a 1.5-yr postdoctoral position focused on tradeoffs involving hydropower expansion and ecosystem services in the Andean Amazon region of Peru and Ecuador. The postdoctoral position is funded through the Cornell Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, for organizing working groups to develop a framework for evaluating potential cumulative impacts and tradeoffs of proposed hydropower projects on ecosystem services. The successful applicant will be based at Cornell University and will be part of an interdisciplinary team that includes river ecologists, hydrologists, water resource managers, environmental economists, and computer scientists from a diverse set of institutions and organizations. The postdoctoral associate will play a central role in the organization and integration of three working groups focused on: 1) characterization of hydrologically-based ecosystem services for the Andean Amazon region, 2) hydrological modeling of potential impacts of proposed hydropower projects, and 3) computational sustainability modeling of tradeoffs between hydropower generation and viable portfolios of ecosystem services. We are looking for a postdoctoral associate who can start in Fall 2016. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required, with expertise in water resources, river ecology, ecosystem services, or hydrological modeling. The successful applicant should have experience working in Latin America and be able to communicate effectively in Spanish. The ability to work with teams and across disciplines is essential. Consideration of applications begins September 1, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send by email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, curriculum vitae, representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Alex Flecker (asf3@cornell.edu), Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Posted: 8/23/16.

Ecosystem Services: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. We seek a qualified and highly motivated individual who will play a pivotal role in generating a ground breaking case study. Wetlands are among the most valuable ecosystems in the world. Hotspots for endemic biodiversity, water purification and carbon sequestration as well as places of significant cultural and recreational value, wetlands provide up to 40% of global renewable ecosystem services. Sadly, they are in peril globally. The Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual who will play a pivotal role in generating a ground-breaking case study to identify synergies and opportunities to enhance biodiversity, water quality, carbon sequestration and cultural and recreational benefits within a multi-use wetland ecosystem. The multi-disciplinary project will serve as a model for future ecological restoration projects within New Zealand and worldwide. The successful applicant will productively engage with government agencies, community groups and local land users and will help supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students in a programme of related research projects. Candidates will have completed a PhD in Ecology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline, in a topic relevant to conservation biology, restoration ecology, ecosystems service modelling, or public participatory processes. He or she will be comfortable in the use of Geographic Information Systems and have a demonstrated track record of public engagement. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are essential. Knowledge of Te Reo Maori is considered a major asset. Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, with a leading role (i.e.first-author, and/or corresponding author) are an important merit. Applications close 1 October 2016. For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies Reference 1142. Posted: 7/7/16.

Plant Molecular Biology: A postdoctoral position for a highly self-motivated and enthusiastic candidate is available in Plant Cell, Structure and Function Lab of Prof. Yao Nan within the State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, School of Life Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Sphingolipids are key structural components of membranes and important signal molecules. Ceramide, which is the central core lipid in the metabolism of sphingolipids, mediates cell cycle events, differentiation, senescence, necrosis, proliferation and apoptosis. Our lab focuses on the role of ceramides and the enzymes of the sphingolipid pathway during plant-pathogen interactions. We use Arabidopsis and rice as model systems to analysis the role of ceramides and their derivatives in the regulation of programmed cell death and defense in plants. This position is available immediately with a competitive salary and the appointment will be for two years. The applicant must have a doctoral degree in Plant Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology or related discipline. Substantial specialized laboratory experience in plant molecular biology, cell biology, microscopy and functional characterization of genes is necessary. Knowledge of mass spectroscopy, statistical data analysis will be an added advantage. We expect that candidate will be able to plan and conduct his/her research experiments independently and is willing to contribute with his/her expertise to collaborative projects. A strong track record of refereed journal publications is desired. Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills are an essential prerequisite for the position. We offer: Ø the possibility to work on a cutting-edge project Ø well-equipped, modern and highly interactive research environment within the State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol and Guangdong Key Laboratory of Plant Resources. Ø expertise in a wide range of experimental techniques including molecular biology, cell biology, mass spectroscopy, physiology, and environmental stress response. To strengthen our research team, we are looking for a motivated postdoc interested in the above mentioned topics. How to Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter including research interests, complete CV including a summary of graduate thesis research and post-doctoral research (if applicable), and the names and contact information (address, phone number and email address of three referees) to: yaonan@mail.sysu.edu.cn. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their time and effort but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Informal inquiries are also welcome. Posted: 9/29/16.

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Education Research: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. The successful candidate will develop interactive teaching modules and assessments focused on enhancing student understanding of the structure and function of macromolecules using physical three-dimensional models as part of ongoing efforts to transform undergraduate biochemistry education. This postdoc will be part of an NSF-funded collaboration led by Karin van Dijk, Rebecca Roston, and Tomas Helikar from the Department of Biochemistry and Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences. They will also join a growing community of discipline-based education researchers at Nebraska. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology education, or a related field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have interests in or experience with biology education research, interactive teaching, student assessment, multivariate statistical analyses, and/or structural viewing programs. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the project leaders and other faculty. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) three letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed to Brian Couch (bcouch2@unl.edu). Application review will begin on Oct 16, 2016. Anticipated start will be in Jan 2017. Posted: 9/27/16.

Geospatial Analysis Education Coordinator: Boise State University seeks a Lecturer or Clinical Assistant Professor to serve as a Geospatial Analysis Education Coordinator beginning Fall 2017. The position includes teaching and administration of Boise State University’s growing geospatial program, including new online options. The position will have the opportunity to interface with students from a variety of units across campus (Geosciences, Biology, School of Public Service, Engineering, Anthropology, etc) and with faculty teaching and researching in the geospatial sciences. We seek a qualified individual who can work across the academic and professional boundaries for the benefit of the students. Duties: Teach geospatial courses, in person and online, including Introduction to GIS Utilize best practices to develop online courses in geospatial sciences Coordinate geospatial curriculum across campus Serve as liaison for Boise State’s graduate GIS certificate, GIS minor and proposed new online programs. Serve as a liaison for students with local and national geospatial organizations to promote workforce development and connect students with training and employment opportunities Organize, as appropriate, workshops and training opportunities to increase education of geospatial programs in the Treasure Valley, Idaho. Qualifications: The minimum requirements are an MS (Lecturer) or PhD (Clinical Assistant Professor) degree in Geography or related discipline. Professional/industry level experience is considered a plus. In addition, a Certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional qualification will be considered favorably. The ability to use spatial datasets from various social and physical sciences is essential. If you are interested in this position: Please submit in one PDF document: a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and contact information for a minimum of three professional references. In the cover letter, you should address the following items in this order: 1) your qualifications for this position, including evidence of excellence in teaching; 2) your vision in developing a geospatial education program at Boise State; and 3) your interest and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Apply here: Screening of applicants will begin June 15. Posted: 5/31/17.

Life Sciences Discipline-Based Education Research: The University of California Los Angeles is recruiting a teaching postdoc/DBER fellow to assist with teaching and curriculum development for their new introductory biology series. See https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02550 for details and to apply. Review date: February 1st, 2017. Posted: 1/26/17.

Biology/STEM Education: The Biology Department at Colorado State University - Pueblo is hiring an Post-Doctoral Researcher. This position is funded by a grant to promote retention of under-represented groups in STEM fields by encouraging undergraduate research. The successful candidate will work with a group of faculty and undergraduates on a range of research projects and will also teach courses as needed by the department. The position is open to candidate with a wide range of research interests, but interdisciplinary interests are preferred. This is a 2 year position starting in January 2017. Salary is $47,500 per year. For full consideration, please submit your application by Jan 3rd. More information and application details. Posted: 12/13/16.

Conservation and Ecosystem Science: The Department of Environmental Studies and Science within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position in the area of conservation and ecosystem science at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor (non-tenure track) to commence Sept 1, 2017. The position is located on Pace University’s Pleasantville, NY, campus, which is about 40 miles north of New York City. Applicants should have an earned PhD or equivalent in a conservation related science discipline and must have significant experience as a practitioner in a regional environmental program or nature preserve. The ideal candidate will have a history of active involvement with local conservation groups in the New York Tri- state Metropolitan Area as well as experience working with local municipalities and conservation groups. Substantive experience will involve a strong scientific background in ecosystem and conservation science as it applies to the management of local urban and suburban landscapes, water, and/or wildlife. The successful candidate will direct the new Citizen Science Certificate and coordinate all academic classes associated with that certificate and will also be expected to develop academic and outreach programming around the sustainable management of the suburban campus in Pleasantville, NY to facilitate use of the campus in teaching and research. Other duties consist of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental biology and in the candidates discipline, making connections with the local environmental community, and mentoring students. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references sent in a single PDF file to ESSFTCES@pace.edu. Please indicate CES in subject line. Applications received by February 15th are guaranteed consideration. Posted: 2/6/17.

Science Education Research: The School of Natural Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is searching for a full time post-doctoral position in science education research. The position will oversee an ongoing 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/classroom undergraduate research experience (CURE) aimed at documenting endangered species on private lands by recruiting undergraduate to install camera traps on family farms and ranches 2) developing and conducting science education research. The successful applicant will investigate the effect of student participation in a statewide citizen science/CURE program on knowledge of complex socio-environmental systems, conservation knowledge, scientific skills such as hypothesis development and modeling, and decision-making of the students. Ongoing data collection includes students’ mental models, surveys, and other quantitative and qualitative assessments. 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 $48k, including benefits. To apply send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu). We hope to hire someone as early as Jan or Feb. Posted: 11/16/16.

Diversity Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Biology: The Department of Biology at John Carroll University seeks candidates for a Diversity Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion, student-centered teaching and learning, and rigorous research scholarship. We seek candidates who have demonstrated experience with, and commitment to, diversity in a variety of ways. Additionally, we desire candidates who will embrace the department’s emphasis on evolution, the environment, and ethics in science. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the anticipated start date of August 25, 2017. Area of teaching and research interest is open; however, to best support the candidate’s interests and needs, we seek applicants who can identify a faculty research mentor(s) within the department. This position offers attractive compensation including housing, benefits, conference travel funding, faculty development, and a stipend consistent with the national average for first-year postdocs. To apply, please submit by January 16, 2017 a portfolio of materials that emphasizes your commitment to broadening participation in science through teaching and research mentorship, including: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; research statement; unofficial transcripts; and three reference letters (under separate cover) to Diversity Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Search Committee, Department of Biology, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118. Application materials also may be sent electronically to Dr. Rebecca Drenovsky, Biology Department Chair (rdrenovsky@jcu.edu); however, reference letters must come from the letter writer. For more information, please visit the full job ad. Posted: 12/13/16.

Biology Education Research: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources and Department of Biochemistry are looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar to help us transform life sciences and STEM education by integrating new technologies into the classroom. We are an interdisciplinary group of life sciences educators, researchers, and technology innovators who are incorporating hands-on, interactive, simulation-based learning into biology courses. The Scholar will develop new (or modify existing) simulation-based learning lessons and design research questions or analyze existing data related to students’ thinking about biological systems. Example research directions include investigating: changes in student reasoning while using computer simulations, individual and group construction of conceptual, logical, or mathematical models, and transfer of modeling skills among biological scales and scenarios. Essential duties: Investigating undergraduate students’ systems thinking skills; Working closely with the content and software experts to help develop, implement, and study lessons on biological systems using computer simulations; Developing and refining system thinking assessment tools to be used in combination with simulation-based lessons; Initiating research on student learning related to modeling (conceptual, logical, or mathematical) or model-based reasoning; Statistically analyzing quantitative and qualitative data; Working closely with Graduate Teaching Assistants and faculty to maximize student learning using simulations at UNL and other universities. Qualifications: Ph.D. in a biology discipline, or M.S. in a biology discipline and Ph.D. in science education. Candidates should have teaching experience with knowledge of curriculum and assessment development, especially open-ended assessment. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop and pursue unique research questions and publish this work in discipline or science education journals. Candidates should also demonstrate their ability to work with a team, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in related education research, and participate in the growing science and math education research community at UNL. We seek candidates who can start as early as this summer or fall of 2017. The start date is negotiable. The position is for one year with renewal for a second year dependent on performance review. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Joe Dauer: jdauer2@unl.edu. Posted: 5/23/17.

Biology Education Research: The Hoskinson Lab in the Department of Biology & Microbiology at South Dakota State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education research. Our research group works at the intersection of higher-education biology, cognitive psychology, and computer modeling. We focus on 1) how undergraduates develop expertise in biological concepts, and 2) how practices such as modeling and argumentation facilitate students’ conceptual mastery. With a team of colleagues, the postdoc will develop and deliver student-centered, practice- and concept-driven curriculum in large-enrollment introductory college biology courses. In addition, the successful candidate will work on a project probing how undergraduates build and use scientific models. The position is approximately 50% teaching, 50% research. Required Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in any discipline of biology by the anticipated start date of August 1, 2017, and a strong interest in developing excellence in biology teaching and research. Preferred: Some formal teaching experience is strongly preferred. Experience developing curriculum units, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills are helpful but not required. Candidates should consistently demonstrate creativity, initiative, and curiosity. This position is a 12-month, full-time, salaried, and benefited position at SDSU in Brookings SD. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional one year. Review of applications will begin immediately. All complete applications submitted by Thursday, June 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017. Still have questions? Please reach out to Dr. Anne-Marie Hoskinson, PI and Assistant Professor, Department of Biology & Microbiology, South Dakota State University, 605-688-6518, annemarie.hoskinson@sdstate.edu. To apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, please send a single application file (PDF) consisting of the following to SDSU.BioMicro@sdstate.edu: 1) a letter of interest in the position, including your career plans and goals, no longer than 2 pages, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, no longer than 2 pages, and 4) a statement of current and potential future research plans and goals, no longer than 2 pages. Please name the PDF file with the applicant’s last name followed by “Postdoc App”, e.g. “Smith Postdoc App.PDF.” Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent confidentially to the same email address. Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action. Posted: 5/9/17.

Biology Education Research: The University of Washington Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates to fill two full-time postdoctoral positions to work on the NSF-funded Learning Progression on the Development of Principle-based Reasoning in Undergraduate Physiology (LeaP UP) project. This project will develop a learning progression documenting how undergraduates come to master principle-based reasoning in Physiology across the undergraduate curriculum. We will create machine-gradable, constructed response assessments that will be used to describe current trends in student understanding as they move through the undergraduate curricula at R1s and community colleges. The project is a collaboration between UW BERG and the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group at Michigan State University. The positions will be under the supervision of Drs. Jennifer Doherty and Mary Pat Wenderoth in the UW Biology Department. The postdocs will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students—locally through UW BERG and nationally through AACR and participation in the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Candidates must have: · a Ph.D. in biology, biology education, learning sciences, physics education or a closely related field completed in the last three years · success in publishing and presenting research findings · demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research · excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have, or are willing to acquire, expertise in the following: · physiology (plant or animal), ecophysiology or neurobiology · qualitative educational or psychological research · instrument development and validation · project management · web-based data collection and database management · statistical data analysis. The postdoctoral fellow responsibilities include: · conducting and analyzing student interviews · developing and refining the learning progression framework · contributing to the development of assessments · managing data collection, database production and project logistics · directing the development of scoring rubrics and coding processes · mentoring undergraduate research assistants · being lead author on research publications and meeting presentations. The positions are full-time, 12 month appointments, with salaries of $47k, including benefits (Research Associate, UW Job Code 0148). The positions are intended to be two or three-year positions, contingent upon satisfactory performance, available funding and university policies. To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the your education research interests, and (3) a curriculum vitae to doherty2@uw.edu in one PDF file named “LeaP UP Postdoc LastName FirstName.pdf”. Please be ready to provide telephone numbers of three references and a sample publication if requested. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017. The ideal starting date is June 1, 2017, but is negotiable. Posted: 4/5/17.

Biology Education: The Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a biology faculty position in the Academic Specialist Appointment System. This is an academic year faculty position that starts August 16, 2017. Candidates must have disciplinary or pedagogical research interests in Biology or Biology Education; be broadly trained in biology; and be enthusiastic about joining the community of teaching-focused faculty within LBC. This position requires a strong commitment to teaching a diverse undergraduate student body using student-centered pedagogical techniques. Experience with instructional strategies that engage students in active learning and an interest in collecting data on student learning (i.e., DBER) are especially desirable. The successful applicant will focus on teaching undergraduate biology lectures and laboratories in LBC. The position offers exciting opportunities for candidates interested in teaching in a small, liberal-arts college environment with all of the resources provided by a large “Big 10” research university. Applications received before January 20, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For full details, including application instructions, visit: http://lbc.msu.edu/faculty_staff/openPositions.cfm. Posted: 11/29/16.

Biology Education Research: The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Georgia seeks two Postdoctoral Associates to collaborate in biology education research (specifics below). The successful candidates will have doctoral level training in the life sciences, science education, or other relevant social science and a demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. Postdoctoral associate in faculty professional development. (Posting #20162217) This postdoctoral associate will collaborate in research on the teaching practices and beliefs of university life science instructors who are incorporating new assessment tools into their teaching practice. This research is one piece of a multi-institution, interdisciplinary effort to explore faculty adoption and use of assessments developed for the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) project. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Experience with, or strong interest in learning, qualitative research methods is required. Other preferred qualifications include working knowledge of statistical modeling and analysis and experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching. The anticipated start date is February 2017 but is negotiable. Questions about this position should be directed to Paula Lemons (plemons@uga.edu 706-542-9616). Postdoctoral associate in undergraduate biology education. (Posting #20162254) This postdoctoral associate will have the option to collaborate in research on course-based undergraduate research experiences, research mentoring of undergraduate researchers, or other and/or other research that makes use of theory and methods from social and organizational psychology in the study of undergraduate biology teaching and learning. This appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal pending availability of funds. Experience with regression analysis, multilevel models, or social network analysis or a strong interest in learning these methods is required. Other preferred qualifications include experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching. The anticipated start date is no later than May 1, 2017. Questions about this position should be directed to Erin Dolan (eldolan@uga.edu; 706-713-2324). Responsibilities for both positions will include, but are not limited to: (1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research; (2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and (3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. Both individuals will gain expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education. They will conduct research in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate researchers, and professional staff at the University of Georgia, with an option to gain college-level life science teaching experience. The successful candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A Ph.D. in the life sciences, science education, or other relevant social science is required. Candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. To apply for either or both of these positions, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references to the corresponding posting number (see above) at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/. Applications should be submitted by November 30 for full consideration. Posted: 11/14/16.

Biology Education: Florida International University’s Department of Biology and the STEM Transformation Institute is searching for a full-time postdoctoral research associate in biology education research. The position will focus on one of two projects depending on the interest of the successful applicant: (1) social dynamics of small group work in college level active learning classrooms with the goal of creating interventions to increase equity in participation (2) the relationship of different sources of motivation on student undergraduate and career pathways The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop projects based on their own interests and will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with nine discipline-based education faculty across multiple STEM fields through the STEM Transformation Institute. FIU is a public, urban, minority-serving research institution serving over 55,000 students located in Miami, FL. The position requires either a PhD in biology with a demonstrated interest in education; science education; educational psychology; or other related fields. Candidates should also have familiarity with active learning pedagogies, experience with quasi-experimental study design, strong statistical analysis experience, and evidence of scholarly writing skills. The appointment is for one year with possible renewal for a second contingent upon satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin Dec 1st. Start date is flexible, but ideally the successful candidate would start by July 1st 2017. Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Sarah Eddy (sarah.eddy@fiu.edu). To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a one page summary of education research interests, and the names of three references to stem@fiu.edu. Please indicate in the email that you are applying to work with Dr. Eddy. Posted: 11/1/16.

Researcher, Biology: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego invites applications for one or more full-time Researcher positions to be funded by extramural research grants and contracts. The Researcher series at SIO parallels the Professor series in terms of research and service, but carries no teaching requirements. Researchers receive nine-month appointments with 25% salary support from institutional sources. Researchers are expected to establish an externally funded research program that provides the remainder of their salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary. Researchers at SIO often obtain lecturer appointments in the SIO department and serve as graduate student advisors. We seek motivated, broad-thinking scientists to develop vigorous research groups and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise in the Biology Section. Although the specific research area within ocean biosciences is open, candidates with interests and experience in marine genomics/bioinformatics, marine natural products, fisheries science, aquaculture, or marine resource policy are especially encouraged to apply. The position requires a PhD in a relevant field and candidates should have a competitive record of publication, as well as evidence of the ability to conduct and fund an active research program consistent with career level. Salary will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be based on the UCSD pay scales. Deadline: 4/18/17 (for full consideration). Full description at: Assistant Researcher | Associate/Full Researcher. Posted: 3/17/17.

Ecology and the Environment (teaching): The Evolution, Ecology and Behavior program at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor. The instructor who will take primary responsibility for teaching an undergraduate ecology course, an undergraduate laboratory course in ecological research methods and specialized courses in the areas of ecology and the environment. The instructor will also assist in the advisement of undergraduate students interested in degrees in the broad areas of ecology and environmental sciences and undertake additional responsibilities in support of the degree programs in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior; Environmental Geosciences; and Environmental Studies. The initial 10 month appointment begins on August 24, 2017, and is renewable for two additional years. Apply at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/9660. Posted: 6/7/17.

Biology (teaching): The Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University expects to have an opening for a regular, limited-term assistant professor in the academic year 2017-18. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with benefits beginning August 2017. Preferred qualifications are a PhD in the biological sciences and some teaching experience. This position involves teaching 15 contact hours per semester, typically some combination of the following courses: General Biology or Environmental Biology lectures for nonmajors, Biology 1 or 2 lectures or laboratories for majors, or Microbiology depending on the individual’s area of expertise. There are occasionally opportunities to participate in upper-level courses for majors. Summer teaching assignments (paid on a per course basis) are typically available if desired. Apply or direct questions to Dr. Risa Cohen, Associate Chair (rcohen@georgiasouthern.edu). Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their teaching experience, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Posted: 5/12/17.

Biology (visiting): The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges in Southern California, seeks to hire two visiting assistant professors in biology. One is for the full academic year '17-'18 and the other is for spring 2018 only. Teaching responsibilities include teaching in an introductory biology class and lab focused on ecology and evolution, an upper division organismal/ecology class with lab and a class for non-science majors on conservation ecology. Participation in research, particularly directing undergraduate research projects may be possible. A Ph.D. in biology or related subject is required and prior teaching experience is preferred. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Visiting Biology Position, W.M. Keck Science Center, 925 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-5916. Telephone: (909) 621-8298. Inquiries to Dr. Melissa Coleman: mcoleman@kecksci.claremont.edu. Posted: 5/12/17.

Biology (visiting): The Department of Biology at the College of Charleston invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Biology to begin August 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field and a strong commitment to teaching. Teaching responsibilities will principally include undergraduate courses (lectures and/or laboratories) in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology in addition to introductory biology. The College of Charleston, located in Charleston, SC, is a public liberal arts and sciences institution of 12,000 students, with MS programs in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, the Grice Marine Laboratory close to the downtown campus, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Information about the department is available at http://biology.cofc.edu/. Applicants should submit electronic (pdf) copies of their curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a cover letter, and names and contact information for three colleagues capable of providing a recommendation to http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5776. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Seth Pritchard, Department Chair, at pritchards@cofc.edu. Review of applications will begin April 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. Posted: 3/17/17.

Instructor in Biology: The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Biology. This is a non-tenure-track position with a renewable contract. The applicant will be expected to teach high-enrollment introductory biology courses as a primary assignment. The applicant will play an important instructional and leadership role in the sequence of introductory courses for all life sciences majors across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Areas of instructional expertise could include Cellular Biology/Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, or Ecology/Evolution. Additionally, prior experience could include instruction in large introductory lecture and laboratory classes and/or research on college science education. The applicant will benefit from interacting with the active community of Discipline-Based Educational Researchers across science departments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Biology, Biology Education, or related disciplines. Preferred qualifications include one semester post-doctoral teaching or research experience. Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_160254. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching strategies/experience/interests, and a summary of research experience. Combine the statement of teaching and the summary of research into one document and attach as “Other Document.” Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2017. Posted: 2/6/17.

Instructor in Biology: The Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University, Galveston (TAMUG), invites applications for a full-time (nine-month/year), non-tenure track Instructional Assistant or Associate Professor in Biology. A Ph.D. in Biology is required. Preference will be given to candidates having demonstrated prior teaching excellence in general freshman level biology courses and experience in integrating technology into courses. Mentoring undergraduate students is considered a plus. Faculty on the instructional professor track are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students as well as in areas of service. The individual is expected to teach beginning Biology 111 and 112 courses and possibly other courses as appropriate to TAMUG’s marine and/or maritime programs. Other duties will include service as an academic advisor to students enrolled as Marine Biology/Marine Fisheries majors in the Marine Biology Department. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a list of three references with contact information to: Marine Biology Instructional Professor Search Committee PAR # 3963, c/o Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553-1675 or by email referencing PAR # 3963 to HR@tamug.edu . For more information on the position please contact the Department Head, Dr. John Schwarz at schwarzj@tamug.edu. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 28, 2017. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US. Posted: 12/15/16.

Teaching Biology and Evolution: Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking broadly trained applicants for two non-tenure track Assistant Professors in the Department of Biology. The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching Introductory Biology and Evolution in the Spring Semester 2017. In the fall, the successful candidates will participate in Introductory Biology lecture and/or labs and teach 1 or more courses in their specialty. Applicants should have a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, a record of research productivity, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate student mentoring in Biology. Experience teaching courses such as those listed above is highly desirable. Apply at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to Dr. John Kennell, Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, 3507 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63103-2010. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016. Posted: 11/15/16.

Teaching Biology and Physiology: The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota seeks two teaching assistant professors to contribute to innovative, evidence-based education within our growing department. Both positions are teaching-intensive and include expectations for scholarship and service, including engaging in research related to biology teaching and learning and providing guidance to colleagues in areas of the Teaching Assistant Professor’s expertise. (1) Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs): The primary role of the Teaching Assistant Professor in CURES position in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is to provide high-quality biology instruction, with an emphasis on open-ended laboratory course instruction, using innovative teaching approaches that further the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. Candidates must have experience in bioinformatics or computational biology in order to complement existing strengths in the Department and facilitate teaching in those areas. Job ID: 311801. (2) Physiology: The primary role of the Teaching Assistant Professor in physiology is to provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in physiology, and to work as an team member on improving the undergraduate curriculum in physiological biology. The successful applicant will employ innovative, evidence-based teaching that advances the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. Candidates must have a background in physiology that complements existing strengths in the Department and teach in those areas. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in comparative physiology. Job ID# 313293. To apply: visit http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for the job id number listed above. Posted: 9/26/16.

Lecturer, Spatial Information Utilization In Forests and Natural Resource Management: The School of Forest Resources and Conservation seeks a lecturer with expertise in undergraduate teaching, spatial information, and forests. This is a 12-month, 0.75-FTE, non-tenure-accruing position that will be 100% teaching. Duties will include (1) teaching two undergraduate courses (Forest Resource Information Systems and Urban Forestry), (2) supporting other faculty in the delivery of coursework, such as in plant community identification, resource quantification/characterization, forest ecology and similar courses; and (3) supporting the management of the University of Florida’s experimental forest (Austin Cary Forest) through maintenance of the existing Geographic Information System (GIS). For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 1 April 2017. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined. See the full announcement. For additional questions, contact Dr. Michael Andreu mandreu@ufl.edu. Posted: 3/20/17.

Lecturer, Biology: The School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine (Orono) seeks applicants for a permanent (just-cause protection track) 9-month teaching faculty member at the Lecturer level to be part of a dynamic introductory undergraduate biology education team. The successful candidate will teach general biology in our first year undergraduate course sequence (BIO 100 and BIO 200) and coordinate inquiry-lab instruction, including training graduate teaching assistants and supervising their activities. (S)he will also contribute to teaching a 1-credit orientation seminar for incoming first-year students. STEM Education Research is a Signature Program at UMaine and the successful candidate has the opportunity to engage in education research projects while advising undergraduates, participating in service activities, and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching. We seek an outstanding candidate with a PhD or MS (or equivalent) in Biology or closely related field and college-level teaching experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum) and the names and contact information for three referees. All materials must be submitted in PDF format via the full job ad (id:40144). Full consideration of applications will be given to those received before May 1, 2017. Inquiries or questions can be forwarded to Dr. Farahad Dastoor, chair of the search committee (farahad.dastoor@maine.edu). Posted: 3/27/17.

Lecturer, Introductory Biology: The Department of Plant Biology and the Division of Biological Sciences at The University of Georgia invite applications for two full-time “lecturer” positions in Introductory Biology who will join a team of faculty working to transform undergraduate biology instruction at all levels of the curriculum. Details: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1860. Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2017. Posted: 2/22/17.

Lecturer, Biological Sciences: The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is accepting applications for an annually renewable Lecturer appointment beginning August 15th, 2017. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory lecture/laboratory courses in biological sciences for majors and non-majors primarily at the Richmond campus. Other teaching opportunities may exist depending on the candidate's interest/expertise and the department's needs. Teaching load is 15 semester hours per semester. Duties may also include coordination of multiple sections of laboratory courses taught by graduate teaching assistants. Required qualifications include a Master's degree in a related field of instruction from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution, as well as experience developing and delivering classroom instruction in a university setting. A doctoral degree in a related field is preferred. Online teaching experience is helpful. Review of applications will begin on March 1st, 2017. To be considered for the position, applicants must apply through jobs.eku.edu (search requisition #0620367). Posted: 2/9/17.

Lecturers in Biology: The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire three academic year, full-time Lecturer positions with expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: · General animal physiology, neurobiology · Cellular and molecular biology · Genetics · Introductory biology. These are benefited 2-year positions and renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement. Successful candidates will have experience teaching in the lower division undergraduate curriculum for life-science majors and an interest in joining a team of instructors dedicated to innovative, evidence-based pedagogical approaches for large-classroom settings. A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely-related field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Please apply by December 15, 2016 to ensure that your application receives consideration. The earliest start date will be September 1, 2017. Online applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the contact information for three references. Posted: 11/23/16.

Lecturer, Microbiology: Position: Instructional Laboratory Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California Los Angeles (2017-2018). Duties: Teach upper-division courses in the microbiology field during the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses include course-based research experiences (CUREs) comprised of 5-unit discovery-based wet-laboratory courses and 4-unit courses that focus on the analysis and interpretation of data obtained during the requisite laboratory course. The CURE research projects include bacteriophage discovery and/or microbial ecology. Students will learn to work effectively in groups to design and perform experiments, record observations, and analyze and present results. Details: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02766. Closes: March 5th, 2017. Posted: 1/26/17.

Lecturer in Biology: The University of Florida is searching for an open-rank lecturer in Biology. This person will help direct the cross-college Biology major (the largest undergraduate major at UF), conduct scholarship on pedagogy, teach, etc. For more details, please click on the link below. We seek someone interested in taking our major to the next level of excellence, and who is interested in making a difference for a lot of students. Review of applications will begin 11 October. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 9/22/16.

Lecturer in 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 candidates with expertise and teaching ability in Ecology, Evolution or related areas (e.g. ecological or evolutionary focused research in biodiversity, genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, conservation, or behavior). For details and to apply see https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01290. Full consideration date: November 14, 2016. Posted: 10/12/16.

Teaching Evolution and Ecology: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position (Professor of the Practice) in ecology and evolutionary biology. Professors of the Practice are appointed through renewable three- to five-year contracts, which include benefits but do not lead to tenure. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and have faculty teaching experience at the university level. We seek an individual with a commitment to excellence in majors and non-majors undergraduate instruction and the scholarship of teaching; experience in active learning classrooms is of particular interest. The incumbent will (1) support Introductory Biology as well as teach intermediate and advanced level courses that complement and expand expertise in our department, (2) have opportunities to engage undergraduates in research through lab courses, independent projects, and Honors Theses, and (3) be expected to participate in academic advising and departmental and university service. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. The appointment will begin August 1st, 2017. Submit the following via https://apply.interfolio.com/37449: 1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a description of teaching experience and proficiency, with specific examples of successful active learning strategies implemented in the classroom, a description of how you will leverage your research experience to enrich undergraduate teaching and mentoring (evaluations and/or sample course materials are optional), and a list of potential course offerings, and (3) the names and addresses of three professional references who can address teaching experience. Review of applications will begin October 21st 2016. Posted: 9/30/16.

Teaching Evolution and Ecology: The Biology Department at Ithaca College seeks applicants with expertise in evolutionary biology and ecology for a full-time, non-tenure-eligible appointment as an Assistant Professor on a renewable three-year contract. The primary responsibility is to coordinate and teach a large-enrollment introductory Ecology and Evolution course for allied health students, including lectures and laboratory sessions. Additional biology courses (for majors or non-majors) will be included for a total teaching responsibility of 12 contact hours in each of fall and spring semesters. We are particularly eager to receive applications from members of communities historically underrepresented in higher education. Apply at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/8616. Review of applications will begin immediately and full consideration will be given to all applications received by October 7, 2016. Posted: 9/14/16.

Lecturer in Applied Ecology and Resource Management: The School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) seeks to fill a teaching position in Applied Ecology and Resource Management at the Lecturer rank. This is a continuing, non-research, teaching appointment beginning December 1, 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (as of the application deadline) and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level using experiential learning techniques and innovative pedagogies. The successful applicant will develop and teach primarily undergraduate courses addressing natural resource management issues of local, national, and international significance. (1) Suitable candidates will have a strong background in applied ecology and resource management with expertise in areas such as conservation biology, forest ecology and management, landscape ecology, ecosystem-based management, wildlife ecology and management; (2) The successful candidate is expected to foster an interdisciplinary approach to teaching REM topics such as applied ecology and resource management, global change, forest resource management, system dynamics and modelling, and possibly advanced graduate courses on similar topics; (3) Preference will be given to applicants with experience in advanced quantitative methods. Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae, sample course syllabi, a brief (2 page) teaching philosophy, prior (official) student course evaluations (if available) and the names of three referees. Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates. Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2017. Please submit your application in a single PDF formatted document to: Dr. Sean Cox, Director, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Room 8405 TASC 1 Bldg., 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6. TEL: 778-782-3074; FAX: 778-782-4968; E-mail: rem_lecturersearch@sfu.ca. Posted: 5/23/17.

Lecturer in Physical Geography and GIS: The University of Iowa Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences invites applications for the position of Lecturer. We seek a highly motivated educator interested in innovative, evidence-based strategies for teaching physical geography and geographic information science (e.g., flipped classroom, team-based learning, experiential learning, online and blended delivery). Specific instructional assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. Teaching will include both lower and middle division courses, as well as in-class and on-line formats. The appointment will begin in August 2017. A PhD in Geography or related field is required at the time of appointment. The initial appointment will be at the Lecturer level with possibility of advancement. Candidates must submit applications at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition #71142). The submitted application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest, evidence of teaching ability and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Screening of applications begins June 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Marc Linderman (marc-linderman@uiowa.edu). Posted: 6/7/17.

Lecturers in Earth and Environmental Science: The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, seeks to fill three, one-year Lecturer positions in environmental science and geology, effective August 2017. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. Candidates 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. SUNY Plattsburgh is situated on Lake Champlain and is a gateway to the 6-million acre Adirondack Park – the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States. CEES maintains relationships with government agencies and environmental non-profits throughout the Adirondack Region and the Lake Champlain Basin. These partnerships and our unique geographic setting create a vibrant context for applied and experiential learning in the earth and environmental sciences, and our courses take advantage of all that the Lake Champlain-Adirondack region has to offer. Responsibilities include: 12 contact hours of undergraduate instruction per semester. Each lecturer will be responsible for one of the following three positions: (1) Mineralogy (with lab; Fall semester) and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (with lab; Spring semester); (2) Soil Science; or (3) Water Quality Modeling. Both Soil Science and Water Quality Modeling courses 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. Additional courses may include, dependent on candidate specialty and departmental need, Introduction to Physical Geology, Evolution of Earth (Historical Geology), Geology Seminar, Environmental Technology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science Seminar, and Water Quality Analysis & Instrumentation. Candidates may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format. Required Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in environmental science, geology, or related discipline is required at time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidates will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators. Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a Ph.D. in environmental science, geology, or related field with expertise in one of mineralogy and/or petrology; environmental chemistry; environmental modeling; or soil science. Preference will be given to candidates with documented evidence of college-level teaching effectiveness. Salary: $40k minimum, plus excellent benefits. Materials received by June 12 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/8326 and include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three current professional references. Posted: 5/31/17.

Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability: The Master in Environmental Management (MEM) programs at Western Colorado University invite broadly trained environmental scientists or ecologists to apply for a full time Lecturer position. Start Date: July 2017. This is a 12-month contract, as long as MEM enrollment stays strong, with a non-negotiable salary of $50,700 plus benefits. To apply, please go to www.western.edu/jobs. Screening of applications will begin May 20. Posted: 5/1/17.

Lecturer in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions (including summer sessions) to teach courses in Environmental Science and related topics. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be typically selected from this pool for one semester; some appointments will begin in the spring 2017 semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. See this job posting online: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/jpf01224. The posting will remain open until November 30, 2017. Posted: 3/20/17.

Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Science: The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of New England invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Lecturer, beginning August 2017. We encourage applications from candidates with experience in the following fields: alternative energy, environmental health, climate change, or sustainable forestry. The candidate will join along-established, enthusiastic academic department with 5 tenured faculty and 2 lecturers offering majors in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies. The College of Arts & Sciences is dedicated to fostering environmental awareness in all students. The candidate will teach 4 classes a semester, including an introductory course in Environmental Issues (a Core Curriculum course for all College of Arts & Sciences students) and upper-level Environmental Science/Studies electives. Teaching duties may include sophomore-level courses, as needed, for majors. The position also involves department-level service. For more information contact Dr. Pamela Morgan, Department Chair, at pmorgan@une.edu. Completion of a master’s or doctoral degree and teaching experience in a field related to the environment is required. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in teaching. Posted: 2/8/17.

Lecturer in Environmental Field Teaching: The Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, seeks applicants for a full-time lecture-track position (Lecturer) with a focus on field teaching, beginning Fall 2017. We are open to a wide range of disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic backgrounds relevant to field teaching in environmental sciences, geosciences, ecology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. granted by the time of the offer letter and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in an innovative interdisciplinary environment. The successful applicant will advise students and teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses with a focus on teaching outdoor-based courses. We particularly welcome applicants with field-based research experience with undergraduate students; interest or experience in community engagement and/or discipline-based education research; and/or a strong track record of teaching and mentoring students from under-represented groups. Full posting and application submission at: http://apply.interfolio.com/37109. Evaluation of candidates will begin on November 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled; applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Questions related to the position (but not application materials) should be addressed to: envs.search@emory.edu. Posted: 10/22/16.

Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies: The Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies invites applications from emerging and experienced scholars, including especially women and diverse candidates, for appointment as the Thomas G. Siccama Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies. The successful candidate will be an exceptional teacher with demonstrated skills and experience in field-based teaching. Interdisciplinary expertise focused on the natural history, evolution and functioning of landscapes and organisms, including the capacity to identify plants and animals in the field, and engage students with their biology and ecology, is required. Experience in terrestrial ecology, including some combination of ecosystem science, geology, geomorphology or soil science will also be necessary. Proven ability to inspire students through practical, hands-on teaching, and also by encouraging and guiding them in their own research is a prerequisite. Interest in engaging with students with very diverse environmental interests, and collaborating with other faculty in a strongly interdisciplinary School, is required. It is expected that the Siccama Lecturer will use the resources available at the school forests as an integral part of their teaching. We are especially interested in applications from scholars who would contribute to the diversification of the field of environmental and sustainability studies. Personal experience of communities that are underrepresented in the academy, and the capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, would be an asset. Working closely with the Director of School Forests, and other faculty in the School, the Siccama Lecturer will be expected to teach three primarily field-based courses in each academic year and also develop and lead a new summer Field Ecology Program for Master’s and undergraduate students. S/he will also be expected to assist with the mentoring of Master’s and undergraduate students and build connections with faculty, students, and leadership in other academic units across Yale. The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field, or equivalent practical experience, in an appropriate area. The candidate must possess evidence of exceptional ability in field-based teaching, experience in research and an interest in coordinating student research. Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2016. In preparing their application, candidates should become familiar with the School to learn more about the School and the legacy of Thomas G. Siccama, and consider how their expertise can help strengthen field-based teaching within the School and more broadly at Yale. Please upload: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of teaching interests and experience including any awards or recognition for teaching, 4) statement of research interests and expertise, and 5) names and contact information of four references via https://apply.interfolio.com/36438. Posted: 8/23/16.

Environmental Research Fellows: 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. More details at https://serc.si.edu/interns-fellows/fellowships. Posted: 10/26/16.

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 Award: The fellowship includes a salary of $64k per year, employee health insurance eligibility, up to $2,500 reimbursement for relocation expenses, and a $2,500 allowance for travel and other professional expenses. The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately six fellowships for the 2016 cohort. Visit Program Requirements for a full list of requirements. Please apply online at http://environment.harvard.edu/application and attach the listed relevant supporting documents as PDFs. If you have questions about the fellowship or application process, please contact: Jean Gauthier, jean_gauthier@harvard.edu. Applications for the 2017 cohort are due by January 18, 2017. Posted: 9/21/16.

Partnerships and Grants Management Officer: Candidates are invited to apply for the position of Partnerships and Grants Management Officer in the Washington DC office of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Based in the U.S. national capital, the primary role of the IUCN Washington D.C. Office is to engage with the U.S. Government and leading policy and financial institutions to foster dialogue and action on nature-based solutions to some of humanity's greatest challenges. We achieve this by promoting and sharing IUCN's science-based knowledge products among policymakers and the private sector, convening Member organisations to provide input on partner policies and standards, and working alongside government agencies to develop conservation and sustainable development programmes around the globe. The Partnerships and Grants Management Officer will support IUCN and IUCN-US with the coordination of donor reporting and quality control, communications, and partnership development in the U.S. This position will require professional interaction with a wide variety of conservation and development professionals in many different organizations. It will include assisting with the screening of project proposals submitted to US funders, as well as ensuring timely delivery of quality reports to funders, including private foundations, individuals, corporations and U.S. Government agencies. Vacancy closing date: January 10, 2017. Expected start date: February 1, 2017. Contract term: 12 months, full-time. Gross salary: $60k per year, plus healthcare and retirement benefits. Please apply online through the IUCN HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button. Posted: 12/24/16.

Assistant Field Station Director, Fish Ecology and Management: University of Illinois/Illinois Natural History Survey. Successful candidate will contribute to the research program, administration and supervision of staff of the Kaskaskia and Ridge Lake Biological Stations in Sullivan, IL. Candidate will have access to outstanding facilities including two wet laboratories and twenty-seven experimental ponds. Recently upgraded boats, vehicles and extensive equipment for fisheries and limnological sampling are available at the stations. Emphasized areas of research include predator-prey relationships, trophic ecology, foraging behavior, bioenergetics, and reproductive ecology. Responsible for new research initiatives in the areas of fish ecology and management as well as serve as co-principal investigator for research projects on sportfish management and invasive Asian carp (currently 750K in funding). Individual will be part of an interactive research group (current staff of 25) including faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, research biologists, and full- and part-time research assistants. Successful candidate will have opportunity to compete for Director position in the next several years. Qualifications: Ph.D. in fisheries, zoology, ecology or related. A minimum of five years of experience (doctoral experience can be included) in the area of aquatic ecology research, grant development, supervision of staff, and presentations at conferences. Salary: $52-70k/year depending upon qualifications. Option for on-site housing. Available: Date flexible. For full consideration, applications should be received by 1/31/17. To apply, candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu (A1600608) by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a cover letter detailing qualifications and skills; curriculum vitae; working email address; college transcripts; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Direct technical questions to Dr. David Wahl, 217-728-4400, d-wahl@illinois.edu. Posted: 12/16/16.

Natural Resources Manager/Staff Scientist: Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis’ environmental field station, is seeking applicants for the position of Natural Resources Coordinator & Staff Scientist. The successful candidate will be based at Tyson Research Center (TRC), a 2,000 acre field station located 20 miles from the main campus. TRC boasts a rapidly growing research infrastructure, including an experimental prairie, experimental glades, and a 25-ha forest-dynamics plot within a global network coordinated through the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forest Science and Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO). Built infrastructure includes a 4000 ft2 laboratory facility, a constructed research garden, a high tunnel, a shade house, replicated deer exclosures and artificial ponds. The successful candidate will develop, catalogue, and manage the environmental resources and research infrastructure at TRC to support the core academic mission (research and education) of TRC and Washington University. Duties include managing prescribed habitat burns and invasive species, maintaining databases (e.g. species lists, weather data), coordinating deer population management, developing data collection protocols, and writing grant proposals for improving research infrastructure. The candidate will interface with researchers at TRC and Washington University to assist with plant taxonomy and other support needs for research projects and/or courses taking place at TRC. Candidates will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and/or high school research fellows at TRC, and should have interest in being an active and contributing member of a dynamic field station. An MS in ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, or related field and 2 or more years of relevant experience are required; PhD preferred. The candidate should have exceptional written and oral skills, including public speaking; exceptional knowledge of Missouri and Ozarks terrestrial ecosystems; strong skills in research and/or study design, including tools, techniques, or perspectives that allow for collaboration and contribution to the research and learning environment at TRC. Review of applications will begin December 28, 2016 (ideal start date is Feb. 6, 2017). To apply, please combine into a single PDF file your CV, a one-page statement of interest with a focus on your potential contributions to the Tyson community, and the names and contact information of three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically through https://jobs.wustl.edu by entering the job ID number 35307 as a keyword under “Basic Job Search.” Questions should be addressed to Kim Medley (kim.medley@wustl.edu). Posted: 12/13/16.

Greenhouse Collections Manager: Instructional Support Technician III (IST III), Humboldt State University $4,107-6,667/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full time, benefited, 12-month position with a one-year probationary period in the Department of Biological Sciences. The HSU Dennis K. Walker Greenhouse and associated facilities (experimental greenhouse, ex-perimental garden, and campus landscape plantings) contains one of the largest teaching collections of living plants in California. The complex accommodates plants from 187 plant families and is used by students in introductory and advanced botany and biology courses. Controlled temperatures and climatic conditions allow a variety of plants to be maintained in the rooms of the greenhouses. Minimum Qualifications - Must have a Bachelor's degree in botany or horticulture (or equivalent), two years of experience working in a greenhouse, plant nursery, botanical garden, or a comparable setting is preferred. One year of experience in a managerial position in such a setting and a graduate degree is preferred. For full details, see http://www.humboldt.edu/jobs, Job # 16-90 (pdf). Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials: • Letter of Interest; • HSU Employment Application at http://apptrkr.com/926999; • Resume or Curriculum Vitae; • Evidence for required minimum qualifications are required at the time of hire; • Contact information for at least three professional references. Submission of the application materials should be sent as an email attachment to: careers@humboldt.edu. Please include your last name and the job # (16-90) in the subject line of the email. The first review of applications will be Tuesday, January 10th, 2017. Posted: 12/6/16.

Executive Director: Pacific Biodiversity Institute is resuming our search for a new executive director. We are seeking a visionary and creative professional with a passion for informing and inspiring high priority conservation actions through carefully targeted conservation science and education. The position provides an outstanding career opportunity and a chance to exert a positive impact in key areas of local and global conservation concern. The job also provides great benefits and salary for exceptional, successful candidates. For more information about this position: http://pacificbio.org/jobs/ED.html. Posted: 9/21/16.

Associate Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory: The Associate Director position is a fulltime, 12-month, non-tenure track academic position at the University of New Hampshire in the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. The Associate Director reports to and works closely with the Executive Director to oversee the activities of Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) and all aspects of the SML mission and programs. Primary duties will include: 1) Management of SML academic, outreach, and research programs; 2) Oversee day-to-day management of year-round SML staff and activities; 3) Delivery and support of SML’s mission. The SML Associate Director will develop an annual work plan based on these duties and responsibilities. The work plan will be the basis for performance evaluations of the Associate Director by the Executive Director. For details see https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/24580. Closing Date 1/4/2017. Posted: 12/12/16.

Director of Programs: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is excited to announce a great employment opportunity -a potential dream job for a science, education, and conservation leader to live and work on the Schoodic Peninsula on the coast of Maine. Primary Responsibility: Provide strategic leadership, vision, and direction for the Schoodic Institute research and education programs team. Lead the development of new programs and partnerships, seek funding to advance the mission of Schoodic Institute, and build cooperation and teamwork among research and education staff. The Director of Programs will work closely with the President as a key leader within the organization. For details, see the full job ad. Application review will begin on April 24, 2017. Posted: 3/20/17.

Director of Research: The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts seeks candidates for the position of Chief Academic Officer and Director of the Division of Research, succeeding Jonathan Gitlin, who will retire in 2017. The successful candidate will serve as a key member of the MBL leadership team. Major responsibilities include leading all aspects of the scientific and academic mission to implement the future strategic direction of the MBL. Reporting to the President/Director of the MBL, he/she will be responsible for oversight of all Research and Academic Affairs functions at the MBL. For details, see https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/3477. Posted: 12/13/16.

Director, Jones Ecological Research Center: The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center seeks to understand, to demonstrate, and to promote excellence in natural resource management and conservation on the landscape of the southeastern coastal plain of the United States. They were founded on a long-standing ethic of conserving land, wildlife, and water resources. This is a center where teams of scientists, research technicians and professionals, land managers, and external collaborators and students work together on long term research projects. The Center is located on Ichauway, a 30,000 acre property in rural southwestern Georgia. The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation established the Jones Center in 1991. The Foundation provides the core financial support for the Jones Center programs and facilities. The Center’s long term Research and Outreach initiatives include: Dynamics of Frequent-Fire Longleaf Pine Ecosystems; Ecological Forestry and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems; Water Resources; Wildlife Ecology; and Geographically Isolated Wetlands in the Coastal Plain. The Director, serving as the Center’s chief administrative officer, is the leader of the research, education and natural resource management programs of the Center. He/she is responsible for charting the Jones Center’s strategic direction and leading a team of approximately 100 employees in executing programs that advance the Center’s mission. The Director reports to the President of Ichauway, Inc. Qualifications and experience for this leader will include: PhD Required; Eminent scientist with extensive experience in forest, wildlife, or water resources and a demonstrated commitment to research, education, and natural resource conservation; Administrative and leadership experience; Exceptional communication skills; Experience with budget development and management. This role of Director is truly a calling. The right leader will be prepared to step into a unique ecological setting where the work and the relationships stimulate you each day knowing you are making an impactful difference. For referrals or to submit a resume, please contact jonescenter@divsearch.com. All expressions of interest are confidential. Posted: 10/5/16.

Director of the Botanic Garden: Smith College, the largest independent women’s college in the U.S., seeks a Director of its Botanic Garden. The Director reports to the Provost and Dean of Faculty, ensuring the full integration of this celebrated living collection with the College’s liberal arts mission of teaching, learning, and research. The Botanic Garden, with a national and international reputation, is a premier garden among college and university gardens. The accredited Campus Arboretum, the Lyman Conservatory, the Systematics Garden and the Rock Garden are extraordinary assets, encompassing well-documented and biologically diverse collections that serve students and researchers around the globe. The director heads a staff of 14 with an annual budget of ~$1.2m. The Director of the Botanic Garden will be an accomplished and creative leader, committed to the mission of a women’s college. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in a discipline appropriate to the leadership of a Botanic Garden in a research-intensive environment; professional knowledge of botany and horticulture, landscape design and historic preservation – as well as the administration and maintenance of living botanical collections; and at least five years of proven operational leadership in a complex organizational setting, including the effective management of fiscal, human, and physical resources; ability to continually assess Botanic Garden programming to enhance its support for teaching, learning, and research at Smith. To view full description and to apply, visit https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=36474&job=ad0153-director-of-botanic-garden. Posted: 9/19/16.

Director of Conservation Science: The Director of Conservation Science plays a critical leadership role in using an evidence-based, scientific approach to inspire and guide the conservation and policy strategies of the Oregon Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to ensure positive outcomes for nature and people. To accomplish this, s/he deploys strategic planning skills, uses existing and innovative solutions, establishes collaborative multi-disciplinary partnerships, supervises staff members, and works through matrixed teams to transform how science and conservation is done in Oregon and beyond. S/he leads and manages a team of direct reports and coordinates with other scientists in the Chapter and across the Conservancy to set a vision and integrate an evidence-based, scientific approach into the Conservancy’s land, water, oceans and climate applied conservation and policy work. Minimum qualifications include Master's Degree in science related field and 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, project management and partnership development experience, supervisory experience, and a record of peer reviewed publications in scientific journals. See the full advertisement (Job ID 44916) for additional details and to apply. Deadline is January 20, 2017. Posted: 12/16/16.

Director of Science and Conservation Coordinator: The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC is currently hiring two new positions to be part of our conservation team: a Director of Science and Conservation Coordinator. These are both terrific opportunities to make significant contributions to conservation in the mid-Atlantic. I am the hiring manager for both positions and am happy to answer any questions: Allison Vogt, Deputy State Director, allison.vogt@tnc.org, 240.630.7035. The deadlines to apply are 12/28 and 12/30 respectively. You can apply directly at nature.org/careers by searching job 44918 (Dir. of Science) and 44911 (Conservation Coordinator). The Director of Science is a senior-level position and provides leadership and strategic direction to ensure that the Maryland/DC Chapter’s conservation strategies have robust scientific foundations and are designed to achieve the greatest possible conservation outcomes. The Director is an experienced people manager who upholds the Conservancy’s scientific integrity and leads their team to facilitate, apply, and evaluate science in support of the Chapter’s conservation objectives. The Director will have knowledge of and experience with a broad range of conservation science topics central to achieving our priorities of clean water and climate resilience. S/he will be a scientific thought leader for the Chapter who identifies emerging topics opportunities and incorporates them into our conservation agenda. The Director will represent the Conservancy and clearly articulate scientific information to numerous and diverse audiences. The Conservation Coordinator is an entry-level position and will be an integral part of the Maryland/DC chapter team, providing administrative, research, project management and other general assistance to the Deputy State Director. S/he will also lead special projects in support of our conservation priorities. Posted: 12/13/16.

Associate Director for Actionable Science & Associate Director for Research: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) [University of Maryland] is dedicated to accelerating scientific discovery at the interface of ecological and human systems. We support new interdisciplinary collaborations that pursue data-driven solutions to pressing socio-environmental problems. SESYNC seeks an Associate Director for Actionable Science and an Associate Director for Research to help implement programs designed to support synthesis research conducted by teams and individuals working on complex socio-environmental problems at the Center in Annapolis. MD. The Associate Director for Actionable Science will provide support for interdisciplinary synthesis research teams: with emphasis on the scientific aspects of their research and the identification of potential decision contexts for the socio-environmental problems being addressed. Minimum Qualifications: MS or MA with a background in environmental decision-making and policy and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a position focused on bridging scientific knowledge to audiences outside the research community. The Associate Director for Research will provide scientific support to interdisciplinary synthesis research teams during the development and implementation of SESYNC projects. The incumbent will learn about the scientific basis of projects with an emphasis on helping teams with the integration of natural, social, and computational science. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. and a minimum of two years of experience working on natural, social, or computational environmental science problems relevant to the link between humans and the environment. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2017. To learn more and apply, please visit http://www.sesync.org/careers/. Posted: 3/6/17.

Assistant Director of Science and Policy: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) [University of Maryland] is an environmental research center dedicated to accelerating scientific discovery at the interface of human and ecological systems. We support new interdisciplinary collaborations that pursue data-driven solutions to pressing socio-environmental problems. SESYNC offers a range of services to research teams, including supporting the team science process, meeting planning and facilitation, travel and logistical support, and cyberinfrastructure resources. SESYNC features and supports the work of natural scientists, social scientists, policy makers, and practitioners. We seek an individual with at least five years of professional experience who can: + Facilitate collaboration between academic researchers from diverse fields and between researchers and environmental practitioners, managers, and policy experts; + Recruit researchers and policy experts to SESYNC’s projects; + Engage with postdoctoral fellows; + Assist with workshops and other center activities as needed. The ideal candidate will enjoy collaborative projects, understand the inherent difficulties of collaborative work among intellectually diverse experts, have some experience with public policy issues, and care about linking science to real world policy, decisions, and management. The Assistant Director will work with SESYNC’s Director of Social Science and Policy, James Boyd, but be involved across the Center’s diverse set of programs. The four following types of experience are particularly relevant to our review of candidates: + Practical experience related to government, NGO, or private sector environmental policy or decision making; + Post-graduate training and academic postings in any field relevant to socio-environmental research; + Design, facilitation, execution of workshops and other forms of research collaboration; + Science communication to audiences outside academia. Candidates need not have existing experience in all four of these areas, though all four are desirable. See the full job ad for details and to apply. For best consideration, please apply by September 30, 2016. Posted: 9/14/16.

Program Manager, Invasive Species: We are pleased to announce a vacancy for a Program Manager in the USGS Invasive Species Program (General Biologist, GS-14). Duty station is at USGS HQ in Reston, VA, and the position is in the Office of the Associate Director for Ecosystems. The vacancy closes on September 23. Scientists funded by the USGS Invasive Species Program work closely with sister DOI bureaus, other federal agencies, states, non-governmental groups, and others to provide data and scientific information to meet management needs. USGS invasive species research encompasses all significant groups of invasive organisms in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in all regions of the country. Our partners look to us to help solve complex problems regarding invasive species management. The incumbent for this position will work with the Program Coordinator to manage this diverse and cutting edge research program. Duties include: Serves as technical staff expert on invasive species in the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area. Leads USGS invasive species activities across Ecosystems Mission Area in collaboration with the Department and other agencies and organizations; coordinates with other mission areas and represents USGS at intra-agency meetings. Develops and evaluates national science program strategies and activities in collaboration with other agencies and organizations to address invasive species issues. Prepares materials and communications to explain, support, advocate and defend invasive species research in the USGS, the Department, the Office of Management and Budget, other agencies and organizations, and before Congressional staff and committees. Manages and tracks the invasive species budget, develops budget justifications and initiatives, establishes funding priorities, and ensures consistency with Ecosystem Mission Area goals. Apply: Merit Promotion | DEU. Please contact Cindy Kolar (ckolar@usgs.gov) for details about this position. Posted: 9/14/16.

Science Coordinator, Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region is advertising a vacancy for the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Science Coordinator (GS-13/14). The Science Coordinator performs a key role as a senior scientist collaboratively developing, maintaining, and advancing a strategic, landscape-oriented, partnership-driven approach to integrated fish, wildlife, and plant conservation throughout the Great Basin. This position is stationed in Reno, Nevada. The position is being advertised under both merit promotion and open competitive procedures (open to all U.S. citizens) Open Competitive (DEU): R8-16-1808201-DS, Merit Promotion (MPP): R8-16-1813036-DS. The announcement is scheduled to close on: October 12, 2016. See also: LCC network. Posted: 9/29/16.

Coordinator, USFS National Air Program: This position serves to coordinate efforts to protect a huge swath of public lands from air pollution. Duties include serving as technical authority, providing advice and assistance on the biological and ecological implications of studies or projects related to air quality or values affected by air quality, formulating plans for natural resources development, evaluation of study plans, in conducting biological investigations, and preparing reports of findings related to air quality and values affected by air quality, coordinating regional scientists to assure that national policy and technology transfer are met. The coordinator will manage a national program that provides authoritative and expert guidance, support, and oversight for a broad range of air quality studies and investigations. Will represent USFS on large inter-agency projects, among other duties. Interested applicants please contact Linda Geiser: lgeiser@fs.fed.us by September 15, 2016. Posted: 8/23/16.

Administrator, NC Plant Conservation Program: The North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services Plant Conservation Program is looking for an Administrator. The major focus of the program is protection of rare plants and associated nature preserves. The closing date for applications is August 3. For more details visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/1487928/plant-conservation-program-administrator. Posted: 7/25/16.

President and Chief Executive Officer: NatureServe has begun the search for a dynamic leader, one whose expertise and experience can guide our conservation efforts into the 21st century. Slesinger Management Services has been tasked to recruit a dynamic, visionary, and innovative leader with experience in biodiversity and conservation to serve as President and CEO. NatureServe is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. Through a network of more than 80 programs, mostly housed with state or provincial government agencies and universities throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Latin America, NatureServe collects and analyzes data about the plants, animals, and ecological communities of the Western Hemisphere. The President and CEO should be: Knowledgeable about biodiversity and conservation, either professionally or through significant volunteer activity. Committed to the mission of NatureServe and its focus on data and science to inform policy makers. An advanced degree in science is desirable, but not required since the essence of this job is to lead and build an organization, where a wide range of leadership and management skills are paramount. Able to raise money from the broad array of funders who can support NatureServe. Please see the complete job announcement (pdf) for application instructions. Posted: 8/30/16.

Chief Executive Officer: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) has worked in Costa Rica and South Africa for 53 years training future scientists and supporting the acquisition of information through research. OTS, as a non-profit consortium of 50+ universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America, Australia, and South Africa, provides leadership in education, research and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. By developing learning experiences and supporting research at its four research stations during its first 50+ years, OTS has made significant contributions to our understanding of several fields of research (e.g. tropical biodiversity conservation, maintaining biodiversity within fragmented landscapes, monitoring and analyzing tropical ecosystems in a changing world, human dimensions of tropical ecology and conservation, etc.). Today OTS is poised to increase its global impact by taking a more proactive and leadership role to actively address emerging challenges in tropical science and in better integrating its education and research programs. To accomplish its goals, OTS seeks a proven leader with excellent management skills, a distinguished record of scholarly and professional achievement, demonstrated administrative ability, a track record in effective fundraising and development (e.g. experience with capitol campaigns), and dedication to promoting diversity. The candidate should have a strong knowledge of global institutions and evidence of bringing significant change into an organization. Candidates must show his or her ability to work collaboratively and competently with multiple institutions, foundations and corporate officials to be able to articulate the mission of OTS. An ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish is desirable. This position will become available April 2017. Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing his/her pertinent experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to ByalaSearch LLC at: ots@byalasearch.com. To insure full consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2016. Posted: 7/11/16.

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.

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