Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Post-Doc Position in invasive species modeling and spatial analysis at University of Kentucky

The Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a post-doctoral scientist position in invasive species. The incumbent will conduct field sampling and analysis for several invasive species projects.

Job Title: Post doctoral - invasive species modeling and spatial analysis

Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Closing Date: When filled

Review Date: Review of application materials will begin on September 20, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: Preferred starting date is October 2007

Duration of Appointment: 12-24 months (dependent on availability of funds)

Description of Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral scientist will collaborate with other researchers in the area of landscape-level modeling of the invasion of exotic species. The incumbent will conduct field sampling of invasive species and use a combination of tools to map and predict the invasion of exotic species at multiple temporal and spatial scales. The post-doc will be responsible for the overall integration, modeling, and scaling-up of field and laboratory data.

Required Qualifications:
A PhD in ecology, biology, forestry, or related discipline is required. The incumbent should be able to conduct field work independently. Experiences with GIS, spatial analysis, and other analytical tools are highly desirable. Ability to work with researchers and managers across a variety of disciplines is required.

To apply, please send statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to:

SongLin Fei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Forest Biometrics & Spatial Analysis
University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry
204 T.P. Cooper Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0073
Phone: 859-257-9760; FAX: 859-323-1031
Email: songlin.fei [AT] uky.edu

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