In addition to applying via careers.umich.edu, applicants should send a CV, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and their relevant skills and experience to Professor Jacob Allgeier (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately until mid-January 2020. The start date can be flexible.
A postdoctoral research fellowship position is available beginning immediately in the Allgeier lab at the University of Michigan. The Fellow will work on developing ecosystem-scale models that integrate fish behavior, bioenergetics, and nutrient dynamics predict fish production in seagrass and coral reef ecosystems. A long-standing question in coral reef ecology is what drives the high rates of productivity in these ecosystems. Our research seeks to better understand these drivers through generating more comprehensive ecosystem models that integrate across behavioral ecology, population/community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. The overarching goal of this research is to apply outcomes towards fisheries restoration efforts in The Bahamas and Haiti where we have on-going research and conservation efforts.
The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits and is for 1 year with the potential of an extension up to 2 additional years. The fellow will be based in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The position requires a PhD in ecology, fisheries biology, or a related field. The ideal applicant would have strong quantitative skills, particularly with some combination of population modeling, bioenergetics, agent-based models, or nutrient dynamics models. The applicant should demonstrate prior success in publication of original research. There is no prerequisite that the applicant have previously worked in tropical marine ecosystems.
This is a one year term-limited position with a possibility of renewal. In general in LSA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments are renewable annually for a maximum of three years. Additional information regarding UM Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments can be found at https://rackham.umich.edu/postdoctoral-fellows/ . The fellow will be based in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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Review of applications will begin immediately until mid-January 2020. The start date can be flexible.
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