Postdoctoral Research Associate Fisheries Ecology
We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral research associate to work on drought and the implications for fish. The overall goal of the project is to link hydrologic and fisheries data to understand the ecological effects of drought. The postdoctoral associate will continue development of techniques using spatial and temporal data to define water availability in streams, and link those findings to ecologically relevant metrics (e.g. fish occupancy, growth, and movement). The position will involve a combination of modeling (hydrology and fisheries) and fieldwork.
Qualifications: PhD in aquatic ecology, fisheries, hydrology or related field. Applicant should have demonstrated experience of excellent research capabilities, ability to write and publish papers, and communicate with diverse groups. Applicant should possess strong analytical skills; experience with ESRI ArcMap, R, and hydrologic modeling is preferred.
The position will be based in Laramie, Wyoming under the supervision of Dr. Annika Walters, USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Research will occur in collaboration with Cheryl Miller, USGS WY-MT Water Science Center. Salary is $50,000/year plus benefits. Start date is February – May 2020.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled.