Population Demographic/IPM Modeling. Funding is available for a post-doctoral research associate to join an interdisciplinary project being managed by Susan Kalisz at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This is an unusual opportunity for an individual to join a research team on a long-term project with more than a 14 years of individual based data on native perennial plant species collected in a replicated field experiment that manipulates herbivore access and invader abundance near Pittsburgh, PA.
The successful candidate will help conduct experiments designed to address the extent to which herbivores and invaders exert physiological and demographic consequences for the native perennial plant community.
Key responsibilities will include integrating physiological with and demographic data taken on focal species with climate data, and population modeling/statistical analyses of this long-term database. Periodic trips to conduct field work in Pennsylvania during the field season (April-September) are required.
Applicants must have a PhD in ecology, mathematical biology or related field and those with experience with demographic matrix and integral projection modeling are preferred. Funding is available for two years, but may be extended. Preferred start date is 1st Jan 2017.
To apply: Please complete the online application (http://hr.utk.edu/recruitment). In addition, please send your CV, cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests and experiences and the names and contact information of three references to Susan Kalisz firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions about the position should be directed to Susan Kalisz. Applications will be accepted until 1 September 2016 or the position is filled.
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