A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Akira Terui (https://aterui0111.wordpress.com/). We are seeking a highly qualified individual trained in stream and/or quantitative ecology. The project will use large ecological datasets of fish distribution to examine how the network structure of rivers is related to ecological properties (e.g., species richness) at broad spatial scales. Opportunities also exist to develop independent lines of questions related to stream ecology using the datasets and/or complementary fieldwork.
The successful candidate will lead efforts to develop research questions, organize/analyze data, and publish results in scientific journals. The candidate should have a solid background in population/community ecology and statistical modeling (especially spatial data analysis). Preference will be given to candidates who have some experience in Bayesian analysis (e.g., JAGS, STAN) and GIS. The candidate should be self-motivated and be able to run an individual project.
The applicant should have a PhD in aquatic ecology, quantitative ecology, or closely related field. Fluency in statistical/theoretical modeling with R is critical.
Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates
Prior experience of working in freshwater ecosystems is a plus but not required.