The James lab at the Université de Montreal (Quebec, Canada) is
currently seeking a motivated and highly qualified post-doctoral
researcher for a 1 year contract to study dispersal and population
dynamics in the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) using
landscape genetics. This work is part of a large inter-disciplinary and
multi-institutional research program dedicated to better understanding
the fundamental ecology of the budworm outbreak system. The specific
project will investigate how dispersal, landscape connectivity, and
climate affect spatial-temporal population dynamics and how this
information can be used to improve estimates of outbreak risk in forest
areas not yet affected.

The successful candidate is expected to have experience in molecular
ecology (e.g., GBS), landscape genetics, and strong skills in
statistical analysis (e.g., R). Additional skills and/or curiosity in
landscape ecology, forest entomology, GIS, and management of large data
sets are desired. Some experience in forestry and forest management
issues in Canada would also be useful.

To apply please send a current CV, contact information for three
references, a writing sample (i.e., a published paper), and a precise
cover letter outlining your research experience and interests to Dr.
Patrick James (patrick.ma.james@umontreal.ca) by April 1, 2016.

The expected starting date is September 2016; earlier may be possible.
Note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD at the
time the contract begins.
More info: http://ift.tt/1SDD3zh

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