Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position

Postdoctoral Position in Quantitative Ecology

I am looking to hire a postdoc to contribute to and provide leadership on one or more funded projects focused on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for modeling animal movements and species distributions.  

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Develop R code and related packages/Apps to help end users implement quantitative methods for modeling animal movement and species distributions. 
  • Conduct simulation studies to evaluate quantitative methods for modeling animal movement and species distributions. 
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders and natural resource managers working to conserve and manage populations and the habitats they depend upon.
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present this work at professional conferences.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.

Depending on your interests, you will also have opportunities to collaboratively write grants for future funding.

Prerequisites:  The successful applicant must have obtained a PhD in wildlife, ecology, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong quantitative background and experience and interest in developing and applying statistical models to real-world data sets. Candidates should also possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with writing functions or packages in R, spatial modeling, integrated data models, and models of animal movement would be beneficial. A strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals is also desired. We highly value diversity and are searching for candidates that want to contribute to a supportive and inclusive environment. We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet the desired qualifications for the position.

Salary: Approximately $55,000 per year, plus benefits.     

Start date: Summer/Fall 2021.  

To apply: Applications must be submitted online via the University of Minnesota’s Employment website ( Search for job ID 341214. You will be required to submit (1) a cover letter outlining your research interests, qualifications for the position, and long-term career goals; (2) a CV; and (3) contact information for 3 references.   

Questions: If you have questions about the position or the application process, please reach out to me via email (