Posting Detail Information
|Working Title||Postdoc in Quantitative Ecology|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?|
|Research Professional Position||No|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Classification Title||Postdoctoral Fellows|
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||$50,000 - $55,000|
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|Desired Start Date|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||09/19/2022|
|Description of Work Unit||
The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) tracks and ranks Colorado’s rare and imperiled species and habitats, and provides information and expertise on these topics to promote the conservation of Colorado’s valuable biological resources. Data maintained in the CNHP database are an integral part of ongoing research at CSU and reflect the observations of many scientists, institutions and our current state of knowledge. These data are acquired from various sources, with varying levels of accuracy, and are continually being updated and revised. CNHP also offers a wide range of related services including biological monitoring, research, mapping, and conservation planning services.
The postdoc will be co-supervised by Davidson at CSU and Shoemaker at UNR. The postdoc will obtain NDVI data layers necessary to calculate livestock forage production over time and will compile additional already-collected data on soil health, biodiversity, livestock production, prairie dog colonies, climate, and management approaches from Thunder Basin National Grassland, Central Plains Experimental Range and other study locations within the black-tailed prairie dog range. Will work closely with PIs Hartway, Shoemaker, and Davidson on statistical and simulation model development. Prepare peer-reviewed manuscripts with PIs, and present results at scientific conferences.
Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here, https://covid.colostate.edu/pandemic-preparedness-team-broad-guidance-for-all-summer-and-fall-2021-activities/.
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
|Job Duty Category||Analysis|
* Calculate livestock forage production over time from NDVI
* Compile, manage and synthesize already-collected data on soil health, biodiversity, livestock production, prairie dog colonies, climate, and management approaches
* Develop statistical and simulation models
* Develop a web-based, interactive decision support tool
* Prepare peer-reviewed manuscripts with PIs
* Present project results at scientific conferences
|Percentage Of Time||60|
|Job Duty Category||Project Management|
* Manage database
* Organize PI meetings
* Facilitate project progress and meeting timelines
* Coordinate with PIs and other team members
* Manage travel to UNR
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Job Duty Category||Research|
* Obtain NDVI data layers necessary to calculate livestock forage production over time
* Compile and synthesize already-collected data on soil health, biodiversity, livestock production, prairie dog colonies, climate, and management approaches
* Prepare new research proposals
|Percentage Of Time||30|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than September 19, 2022, for full consideration. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
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References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)|
|Search Contact||Ana Davidson (Ana.Davidson@colostate.edu)|
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