Post-doctoral position in fish ecology at Kansas State University for research to reestablish connectivity
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the USGS Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. As a part of a collaborative research effort with the nongame division of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, we seek a research fish ecologist with expertise in fish movement, responses to fragmentation (especially by dams and culverts), and watershed-level approaches. Activities associated with this position include: (i) mentoring graduate students working on fish movement studies, (ii) working with state and university colleagues to synthesize and analyze existing data on fragmentation of stream networks, (iii) designing evaluations of fragmentation / connectivity related to dam removal/modification, (iv) developing protocols and analytical tools for field research, (v) contributing to the development of a conceptual framework for evaluating fragmentation / connectivity related to fish movement, and (vi) providing technical assistance to the state and federal partners.
The successful applicant should have completed requirements for a Ph.D. degree in fisheries, fish conservation, fish ecology, aquatic ecology, or a related field by December 31, 2012. 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, path analysis, CART; (3) Knowledge of both R and SAS; (4) Exceptional and demonstrated abilities to work as part of a team both as a leader and a member, (4) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups such as University faculty, graduate students, state agencies, and federal resource managers; (5) Ability to mentor undergraduates, graduates, and others; (6) Ability to plan, execute, and analyze field projects using ecological theory on heterogeneity; (7) Knowledge of tagging techniques, stationary and mobile receiver setup and operation, and ability to develop tagging protocols and evaluations; (8) Excellent written and oral communications skills.
We offer a competitive salary. The position can be extended for up to 18 months, based on acceptable annual progress. Start date is January 2013. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Martha Mather (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the subject line as "Mather Postdoc". Review of applications will begin November 12, 2012 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.