Oregon State University Seeking Postdoctoral Scholar: Flow regimes and aquatic population modeling.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Lytle lab at Oregon State University seeks motivated, energetic candidates for a postdoctoral position exploring how climate change will affect river flows and aquatic/riparian organisms. The postdoc will help develop computer-based models that link flow regime dynamics to population-level responses of fish, aquatic invertebrates, and riparian vegetation; collect and analyze field data; and write up publications in collaboration with the PIs.

The postdoc will have opportunities to work with collaborators at University of Washington (Julian Olden) and USFS in Fort Collins (Dave Merritt). Although based primarily at Oregon State University, will test models with data collected at aridland military bases in southern California, Arizona, and Colorado. This project will complement other lab projects, including life-history and behavioral evolution of aquatic insects, community ecology, and management of dammed rivers, and so an interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration is highly desirable.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in ecology or a related discipline, and solid experience with quantitative methods implemented in R, Mathematica, or other programming languages. Direct experience with population-level modeling is a plus. Salary will be $42,000 to $48,000 per year (depending on experience) plus benefits, renewable annually for up to 3 years. Anticipated start date - around August 15, 2015 (negotiable). Apply by June 15th, 2015 for full consideration. Email a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to: Dr. David A. Lytle, lytleda@oregonstate.edu. OSU is an AA/EOE.

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