Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Natural Resources and the Environment-BATPD [#27542, WDR-00044979]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate -Bat Abundance Using Mobile Acoustics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Statistics / Statistics
Wildlife biology
Ecology / Conservation Biology
Natural Resources / Natural Resources
Appl Deadline:2024/06/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/23, listed until 2024/07/31)
Position Description:    

Academic Job Description

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Bat Abundance Using Mobile Acoustics

Postdoctoral Associate

 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: We believe that achieving next-generation scientific breakthroughs requires an understanding of the world’s complex, interlocking systems. We believe that access to nutritious food and a healthy environment is a fundamental human right. We believe that ensuring a prosperous global future depends on the ability to support local people and communities everywhere. By working in and across multiple scientific areas, CALS can address challenges and opportunities of the greatest relevance, here in New York, across the nation, and around the world.

Position Function

The Fuller Spatial Ecology and Decision Science Lab https://blogs.cornell.edu/fullerlab/ at the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral associate position for a bat population monitoring project using mobile acoustic survey data. The project is in support of the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat), collaborating with partners from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The project builds on a strong foundation of mobile acoustic work conducted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and other state agency partners, and will involve the analysis of mobile acoustic survey data from monitoring partners in the northeastern United States. The candidate will help meet partner needs by producing bat species status and trend reports, data visualizations, and data dashboards that readily communicate analytical results to a broad audience.

The candidate will work with state, federal, and non-governmental organizations on a regional analysis of mobile acoustic data, estimating abundance and trends of bats in the northeastern United States. They will collect acoustic data files and metadata from partners and evaluate methods used to classify acoustic data. The candidate will simulate mobile acoustic data to evaluate statistical power to detect trends in relative abundance through time, and to inform sampling design.

The candidate will be a participant in the Northeast Bat Working Group, NABat Community of Practice, NABat Mobile Transect Technical Working Group, and the NABat Analytical Working Group. The candidate will be expected to develop manuscripts for submission in peer-reviewed journals and communicate research to project PIs and partners.

The postdoc will work closely with Angela Fuller, U.S. Geological Survey, NY Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the NABat program, USGS Fort Collins Science Center (Dr. Brian Reichert and Bethany Straw), the National white-nose syndrome coordinators with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Drs. Jeremy Coleman and Jonathan Reichard), Carl Herzog (NYSDEC, retired), and NABat contributing data partners. The postdoctoral associate will be housed in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

There will be opportunities to mentor and collaborate with graduate students in the lab. The position is full-time at 100% effort. The position will require occasional travel, including to the Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado as well as states in the eastern US; Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont etc., with some likely updates to the locations based on time frame and research.

Initial appointment is one year with the possibility of annual renewals up to five years.

This is full time (40 hr/week).

Anticipated Division of Time

Data Management 40%

Research Support 35%

Data Analysis and Reporting 25%

 

Requirements

1.                  Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, natural resources, statistics, or a related quantitative field. 

2.                  Strong mathematical and programming skills, experience in statistical estimation and simulation modeling and use of R.

3.                  Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

4.                  Excellent writing and personal communication skills, including with external partners.

5.                  Proven record of leadership with the ability to work independently and under limited supervision as well as collaboratively[TS1] [TLP2] .

6.                  Drivers license

Preferred: Competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following qualifications: Experience with analysis of acoustic monitoring data, previous experience with bat population ecology, experience in partnerships/working with stakeholder groups, population modeling, spatial analysis, machine learning, N-mixture models, Bayesian hierarchical models, big data skills, R Shiny App, supervisory experience.

SALARY: CALS hiring range for this title is $56,484 to $56,813/yr plus benefits. One-year initial appointment with the possibility of yearly extensions not to exceed 5 years.

Supervision Exercised: No supervision of others expected

Start date: As soon as possible.

To apply:

Please apply via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27542.

Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement supporting diverse communities (this can be a stand-alone document (preferred) or the information can be embedded in other parts of the application materials) outlining how, through research, teaching, service, mentoring, extension, and/or outreach, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s historical mission of “any person … any study,” via the website. 

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified.

 

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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.


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