Integrative modeling to forecast adaptive capacity of animal and plant species
Position Overview: The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in modeling and evolution to develop quantitative models that integrate genomic, phenotype, and demographic rate data to forecast the adaptive capacity of species under different climate change scenarios. The post-doc will work with collaborative teams of ecologists, modelers, and geneticists across different institutions. The position will provide a unique opportunity to develop a transdisciplinary research program that addresses the National Science Foundation’s research priority of predicting phenotypes from genetic and environmental factors.
Key Responsibilities: The successful candidate will leverage data from the full cycle phenology project (fullcyclephenology.com) to forecast the adaptive capacity of wildlife and build capacity to extend the modeling framework to other species. In addition to modeling activities, the post-doc will lead and contribute to peer-reviewed publications, present findings at national meetings, and work with partners to extend modeling framework to other systems.
- Candidates must have obtained their PhD by the appointment start date: in mid-late September.
- Demonstrated statistical and programming skills with an emphasis on any of the quantitative areas: population genetics, agent-based models, integrated population models, size-structured population models, hierarchical Bayesian models.
- Written and verbal communication skills.
- The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment.
- Evidence of creative problem solving
- The ability to work well on teams and independently
- Interest and understanding of ecological genomics, population dynamics, and evolutionary concepts.
- Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote a climate of inclusion and equity
The successful candidate will be based at Boise, Idaho and have opportunities to interact with collaborators at Idaho State University, University of Idaho, University of California at Los Angeles, the Department of Defense, USGS, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. The position is available for one year, with potential for renewal for subsequent years dependent on performance.
Salary and benefits: Salary will be based on qualifications and includes a benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, tuition benefits, sick leave, paid holidays, as well as other benefits.
To apply for this this position: Submit a single PDF by email that includes a cover letter that specifically address the qualifications listed above and a description of work experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to the following email address: julieheath AT boisestate.edu. Please put “evo postdoc” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted with final deadline of August 7.
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