Postdoctoral Opportunity with The Institute for Bird Populations

James Saracco just announced this position, which sounds like a great opportunity to do something that we contemplated in our recent paper in MEE…

Postdoctoral Opportunity – Integrated Population Modeling

12-mo. position beginning around November 1 available to develop and implement Bayesian hierarchical models that integrate count data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and capture-recapture data from the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program to inform multi-scale estimates of demographic parameters and population dynamics for at least 10 landbird species. The successful candidate will be employed by The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP;www.birdpop.org) based in Point Reyes Station, CA and will work under the supervision of IBP Research Ecologist Jim Saracco and in collaboration with USGS scientists at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD (J. Sauer and A. Royle). The successful candidate will also be expected to spend about 10% of his or her time assisting IBP staff with data analysis and modeling for other projects, and will likely have additional publishing opportunities related to those projects.  Duty location is flexible and may be remote; full-time salary and generous fringe benefits will be provided.  To apply, send cover letter outlining relevant experience, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Jim Saracco at jsaracco@birdpop.org. Application materials should be submitted by Sept. 5, 2014.

James F. Saracco

The Institute for Bird Populations
907-957-4790

jsaracco@birdpop.org

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