Tuesday, July 16, 2013

PaleoSDM postdoctoral position

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the lab of Jessica Blois at UC Merced. Funding will be to develop paleo-species distribution models of fossil pollen and mammals across eastern North America, as part of a broader project focused on developing and testing new methods for incorporating both biotic interactions and climate change into macroecological models. Ongoing projects in the lab use species and community level modeling, genetic and paleoecological tools to understand the ecological and evolutionary forces shaping mammal and pollen communities during the late Quaternary.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in paleoecology, biogeography, macro ecology, ecological modeling or related fields. Expertise in species distribution modeling, R programming and paleoecology is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent quantitative skills and evidence of strong scholarship including peer reviewed publications in high-ranked journals.

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.  The cover letter should include a very brief description of research interests, experience and emphasize the candidate’s ability to finish projects and the unique skills the candidate might bring to the lab. Position will remain open until filled, though review of applications will begin on 8/12/2013. Anticipated start date is no later than January 2014.

To apply online: http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/academic/position.jsf?positionId=4767

For additional information, please contact Jessica Blois (jblois@ucmerced.edu)

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