We are seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to work on temperature variation and extinction risk. It seems likely that the transient dynamics of small populations far from a stable age or size distribution may interact with autocorrelated environmental variation in ways that could significantly increase the extinction risk. In collaboration with National Research Council Canada (CNRC-NRC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the postdoctoral researcher will examine the impact of autocorrelated temporal variation on the transient dynamics of structured population models of SARA-listed aquatic species. The position will require the analysis of temperature threshold probabilities and autocorrelation in addition to population modelling.
Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Ecological modelling, Mathematical Biology, Statistics of Ecological Systems) at the time of appointment and have experience working in a research environment. The anticipated start date is January 2019. This is a one year position with possibility of being renewed for a second year (contingent on funding). The salary is $42,000 plus health benefits. More information is available at https://uwaterloo.ca/biology/s
To apply, please send the following to Dr. Kim Cuddington via email: firstname.lastname@example.org: 1. A complete CV, 2. A statement on how the applicant can fit the position (max one page), 3. unofficial transcripts, 4. Names and contact information for three referees
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified.