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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 720619
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help bring new, high-level quantitative tools to the challenges of wildlife conservation. Responsibilities will include implementing and adapting existing models to evaluate and inform wildlife management decisions. Initial work will link population and epidemiological models to study the role of white-tailed deer harvest on the spread of chronic wasting disease and evaluate population consequences of interactions with other diseases. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to work collaboratively with Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center colleagues and our partners, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and communicate research findings to broad audiences. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -wildlife, ecology, biometrics or a related

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in wildlife, ecology, biometrics or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

Competitive candidates will have ecological or statistical modeling experience, strong oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated leadership abilities. A research background in population or disease ecology and a publication record commensurate with time since degree completion are preferred. Prior experience interacting with government wildlife agencies is helpful.

Required Application Materials

Please submit your CV, a letter of intent, and a list of three references.

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Department Statement

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife was established in 1950 with faculty drawn from several different units. Since that time, both the faculty and the issues of importance in fisheries and wildlife have changed significantly. Our Mission, Vision, and Values build on our core strengths and prepare us for continuing change in societal needs, scientific understanding, and educational priorities. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement. We believe a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment enriches the department and fosters innovation in teaching, research, and engagement with partners and the public. We expect all members of the department to uphold the highest ethical standards in our work and personal conduct, with shared responsibility and accountability. We act in keeping with our values, mission, and vision.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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