Job Opportunities

photo of deer browsing.Postdoctoral Position in Quantitative Ecology

Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology; University of Minnesota — Twin Cities

<— Position filled (1 September 2013) —>

The University of Minnesota seeks a quantitative ecologist to fill a 2-year postdoctoral associate position on the Saint-Paul campus. The successful applicant will develop empirical and simulation models that will test how landscape structure affects the spatially-explicit population dynamics of invasive biofuel crops (IBC). The main goal of this project is to understand how IBC invasions will be affected by landscape configurations typical of both ‘marginal’ agricultural regions and areas with more extensive levels of agricultural land use. This position will be based in James Forester’s lab in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology but will also involve collaborations with Nick Jordan in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, and Adam Davis from the USDA-ARS.

Desired qualifications include: (1) a PhD in population, landscape, or theoretical ecology, (2) strong mathematical, statistical, and computer programming skills, and (3) experience with GIS and/or ecosystem modeling. The start date will be as soon as the successful applicant is available. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants should e-mail a single pdf file that includes a letter of interest and CV, and request that three references send letters of recommendation to James Forester (jdforest Please use an email subject line of, “UMN Postdoc Application”. Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an EEO/AA employer and educator.