jeudi 10 février 2011

Post-doc at UC Berkeley in experimental population dynamics

A post-doctoral opening is available in the labs of Perry de Valpine and Nick Mills in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, on experimental arthropod population dynamics, beginning June, 2011, or later. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory experiments on spider mite dynamics and collaborate with other researchers on stage-structured mathematical and statistical modeling. This work is part of an NSF-funded project to develop and apply improvements to stage-structured modeling and estimation methods. Requirements for the position include (1) a Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or a related field, (2) demonstrated experience conducting arthropod population experiments, and (3) demonstrated success generating peer-reviewed publications. Experience and interest in mathematical and statistical population modeling would be highly beneficial. The position is funded at $38,000 – $41,000 per year (commen!
surate with experience) for two years.

Applications (cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references) should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Perry de Valpine,, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114, by March 4, 2011. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentially found at:╨