[ECOLOG-L] Post-doctoral positions available in GIS and spatial statistics related to fish ecology

POSITION TITLE
Post-doctoral positions available in GIS and spatial statistics related to
fish ecology

AGENCY/LOCATION
USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Division of
Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

RESPONSIBILITIES
We seek a researcher with demonstrated expertise in one of more of the
following: (i) multivariate statistics, (ii) spatial statistics, and/or
(iii) GIS. Experience with fish and aquatic systems is desirable.
Activities associated with this position include: (i) synthesizing,
mapping, and analyzing existing spatial data on habitat and fish communities
at a watershed scale, (ii) evaluating fragmentation / connectivity, (iii)
contributing to the development of a conceptual framework for quantifying
heterogeneity / fragmentation / connectivity related to mobile organisms.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful applicant should have completed requirements for a Ph.D.
degree in fisheries, fish conservation, fish ecology, aquatic ecology,
ecology, geography, biostatistics, or a related field by December 31, 2015
and have a strong background in statistics, spatial statistics, and/or GIS.
We seek someone with the following skills: (1) Evidence of the ability to
conceive, execute, and complete research projects (such as peer reviewed
publications); (2) Exceptional analytical skills including experience with
multivariate statistics, spatial statistics, and/or GIS (3) Knowledge of R,
SAS, and/or statistical programs; (4) Demonstrated abilities to work as part
of a team both as a leader and a member, (5) Demonstrated ability to work
with diverse groups; (6) Excellent written and oral communications skills.

SALARY
We offer a competitive salary. The position is for 12 months with the
option to extend the appointment based on acceptable annual progress.
Desired start date is January, 2016 but dates are negotiable.

CLOSING DATE
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015 and continue until a
suitable candidate is identified.

CONTACT
To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information
of three references as a single pdf to Martha Mather(biology@ksu.edu), with
the subject line as “Postdoc application ” and cc
mmather@ksu.edu. KSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans, and actively seeks diversity among its
employees. Background check required.

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