[ECOLOG-L] Post-doc position in Coastal Change Dynamics

Postdoctoral Research Position in Coastal Change Dynamics 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
(http://ift.tt/2h3HqYn).
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 (http://www.gcgcusm.org/). 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. 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. Please
refer to the COA webpage (http://ift.tt/2g7CSeR
index.php /) for details of research interests and information about the
Mississippi Gulf Coast and surroundings.
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 the
University online employment system at http://ift.tt/2h3GROi
and search under posting number 0004253.
The position will remain open until filled and is anticipated to begin
January 2017
onwards.

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