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NPS Postdoctoral Associate Opportunity

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Opportunity Type: Employment Opportunities
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2023

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Athens, GA)

Project: Monitoring and Modeling for Conservation

Position Summary: Provide statistical and technical assistance to the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring Division, with a focus on analyzing monitoring data for a variety of resources (including but not limited to vegetation and water). Prepare and provide statistical-support reports; develop methods and tools for quality-control review, analysis, and visualization of data; assist with the review of monitoring protocols (such as power analyses and evaluating data variability and recommending changes to reduce variability); present research results to partners and at scientific conferences; publish in peer-reviewed literature; assist with development of research proposals; and interact with scientists at the National Park Service and the Georgia Cooperative Research Unit and our partners. Other related duties may also be assigned as needs arise (e.g., required training, contribution to general operation of the research unit). Further, lab members are expected to help maintain a supportive collegiate environment.

Qualifications: Required – PhD in Statistics, Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field; experience with managing data, generalized linear mixed models, and developing data visualizations; proficiency with R; ability to work independently and collaboratively; written and oral communication skills corresponding to quantitative analyses. Preferred – record of scholarship and demonstration of expertise with statistical analyses and modeling of monitoring data collected from natural habitats and wild populations (e.g., GAMs, occupancy modeling).

Salary: approximately $52,000 / year, plus benefits, with potential for continuation contingent upon performance and funding.

Start Date: Preferred start is 9/1/2023. Open until filled.

Contact: Dr. Brian Irwin, email: irwin@uga.edu 

To apply: Please see University of Georgia | Postdoctoral Research Associate (ugajobsearch.com), posting number: G/R22895P. Requested materials include: 1) a cover letter describing professional accomplishments and interests (1-page max), 2) a CV, 3) unofficial transcripts of college-level work, and 4) contact information for 3 professional references.