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Post-doc position in Biogeography (Fall 2021 )

The postdoctoral candidate will work on the development of theory and models to study biogeography and biodiversity patterns under climate change and human impacts. This position will involve extensive analyses of big-data from biodiversity databases (e.g. GBIF, eBird) and environmental data (e.g. climate, remote sensing).

Major Responsibilities:

-Compile biodiversity data and environmental data

-Develop ecological niche models/species distribution models

-Develop statistical models to assess patterns of species distributions and biodiversity in the context of climate change and human impact

-Publish research in peer-reviewed journals

Minimum qualifications:

-A doctoral degree in a relevant field, including, but not limited to: biogeography, ecology, and geography.

-Experience with GIS, R programming, and statistical modeling

-Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

-Advanced skills in spatial modeling and GIS

-Strong background in statistical modelling and ecological niche modeling/species distribution modeling

-Advanced knowledge in R and experience with high performance computing

-Strong record of publication

This position is based at Florida State University and includes competitive salary and health benefits. It is a 12-month position, with possibility of renewal of a second year upon satisfactory performance. The position is expected to start in Fall 2021, with flexibility.

Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2021 and the position is open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit the following items to the application website:

(1) 1-2 pages cover letter detailing your research interests and explaining why you are a good fit for the position;

(2) most recent CV;

(3) PDFs of (up to three) representative publications;

(4) contact information for three references.

Application link:

https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=48706&PostingSeq=1

The job post can also be found from Current Career Opportunities from https://jobs.fsu.edu, by searching job ID 48706.


Prospective Graduate Students

I'm looking for PhD/Master students to join my lab starting in Spring/Fall 2022. Perspective students share similar research interests are highly encouraged to apply [read more about my research here-LINK].


If you are interested in working with me, please send me an email with:

(1) your CV,

(2) a description of your research interests,

(3) your experience working with programming and data science.

Graduate students will be mainly supported through research/teaching assistantships. I am also happy to discuss opportunities and ideas of external fellowships.

For Spring 2021, the admission will open August 1st. Deadline to apply is October 1st. Please refer to the FSU Department of Geography webpage [read more-LINK] for more information on how to apply to the graduate program.


Prospective Undergraduate Students

If you are looking for ways to gain research experience in any of the research focus of lab, please email me.​​

I also work with FSU-UROP program [read more-LINK] that provides undergraduate research assistantships. Students interested in working with me are highly encouraged to apply.