Post-Doc at Stony Brook University

Post-Doc in theoretical ecology

A postdoctoral position will be available, starting on or after July 1, 2015, in Dr. Heather Lynch's lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolution at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. This post-doc will be part of a project titled: "The use of Quantitative Geography to Predict Population Tipping Points for Colonial Seabirds"; this postdoctoral researcher will be one member of a team of researchers working to integrate satellite imagery with statistical and mathematical models of seabird colony formation. The primary responsibility of this position is the development of mathematical models for spatial pattern formation in penguin colonies; additional mathematical or statistical modeling studies relevant to penguin population dynamics may be pursued depending on interest. Ideal applicants will have completed their Ph.D. in applied mathematics, physics, or mathematical biology; prior experience with the mathematics of biological or ecological systems ideal but not required. This position will require close collaboration with a graduate student and another post-doc working on remote sensing, as well as mentorship of undergraduate and high school researchers, so strong communication skills with non- mathematicians are essential. Members of groups under-represented in applied mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should be received by May 8, 2015.

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At least two letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates selected for interview, so please include contact information for references in your cover letter. Stony Brook University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

Published Apr. 17, 2015 11:36 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2015 11:36 AM