Research Associate Position Fall 2013

Research Associate (Post-Doctoral position) – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Grassland Birds

Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will work on a collaborative project to develop a climate change vulnerability assessment for identifying demographic sensitivities of grassland birds to past and future climate variability and provide guidance on the future management and selection of grassland conservation areas. The post-doc will be housed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in quantitative ecology, biostatistics, or closely related discipline by the start date.  The preferred candidate will have 1) a strong publishing record, 2) experience working on collaborative projects with government agencies, and 3) proven skills in demographic modeling. Strong communication skills and knowledge of species distribution modeling are also desirable.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS: The position will be available Sept 1, 2013 and the duration of the appointment is 24 months. Salary will be $46,000 per year plus benefits. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.

APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of graduate academic record, and contact information for three references in a single pdf-file to Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg at with the subject heading “CCVA Application”. The CV should contain a list of publications and information describing relevant skills and experience. The unofficial transcripts may be sent as separate PDF files.

Reviews of material will begin June 20, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.