Position: Post-doctoral Research Associate
Affiliation: Oklahoma State University
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Location: Columbus, OH or Stillwater, OK
Appointments: 17 months with possible extension contingent on performance and availability of funding.
Salary: $52,000, includes raise after first 6 months
Start Date: May 2023 (Negotiable)
Last Day to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled
The Freshwater Community Ecology Lab is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to investigate drivers of fish distributions and population dynamics. The successful candidate will work closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to identify drivers of rare and endemic native darter occupancy and abundance in the Ouachita Highlands using one of the USFWS longest running (25 years) aquatic monitoring datasets. The project will integrate multiple data types and modeling approaches to link long term fish responses to environmental variability. Primary job tasks include writing, working with collaborators, data management and manipulation, and quantitative modeling. Some travel may be required to work with collaborators and visit field sites in southeast Oklahoma.
We encourage all interested people to apply despite preconceived notions of their own experience as it relates to the project objectives. For example, we encourage those with diverse backgrounds in ecology, biology, mathematics, statistics, fisheries, wildlife biology, or other closely related disciplines to apply. We will consider applications from applicants with masters degrees with strong quantitative skills and a strong publication record.
The Freshwater Community Ecology Lab and Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to fostering an environment where diversity of background and thought is accepted and encouraged.
For more specific information about the projects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MS in ecology, fisheries, wildlife biology, conservation biology, applied mathematics, statistics, natural resources, or a closely related discipline
- Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
- Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills.
- A valid US driver’s license (without restrictions)
- PhD in ecology, fisheries, wildlife biology, conservation biology, applied mathematics, statistics, natural resources, or a closely related discipline
- Strong quantitative skills
- Experience in occupancy modeling, demographic modeling, or related fields.
- Experience working in aquatic systems
To Apply: Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com with “darter post-doc” as the subject line. Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities