Thursday, March 1, 2012

Job opportunity: Biodiversity Postdoctoral Associate

NatureServe, an international nonprofit conservation organization, in collaboration with Stony Brook University, is seeking a Biodiversity Postdoctoral Associate to join its team of scientists. The Biodiversity Postdoc will collaborate with a multi-institutional team on a project titled: "Integrating genetic, taxonomic, and functional diversity of tetrapods across the Americas and through extinction risk." The postdoc will compile databases of tetrapod distribution and trait data, perform data analyses using R, model distributions in GIS, and write manuscripts.

A Ph.D. is required for the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong theoretical and analytical background in biodiversity science with a proven track record of senior-authored publications, proficiency at biodiversity data analysis, and experience with GIS/RS and spatial analyses.
Applications from candidates with an interest in NGO conservation organizations are encouraged.

The successful candidate will be an employee of NatureServe (located in Arlington, Virginia) but based in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Graham). NatureServe offers a competitive nonprofit benefits package that includes a 401(k) savings and retirement plan with matching contributions; health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; annual and sick
leave; and life insurance.

Review of applications will begin Friday, 9 March 2012, and the starting date for the one-year (with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years contingent upon performance) position is 1 June 2012. Please click on this link [] for detailed Pinformation about this job, the organization, and how to apply.

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