Mathematical/Statistical ecology postdoctoral position

Postdoctoral position in quantitative/community ecology
Description: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in quantitative ecology to support a collaborative project involving investigators Mike McCoy at East Carolina University (, James Vonesh at Virginia Commonwealth University (, Ben Bolker at McMaster University (, and Jeremy Wojdak at Radford University (
This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with the option of renewing for 1 - 2 additional years. The project integrates theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate the importance of predator diversity for food web dynamics and ecosystem function with a focus on a riverine rock pool system.
Review of applications will begin on November 30 with an anticipated (but negotiable) start date of January 2017. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, the names of 3 individuals who could serve as references, and a brief statement that addresses 1) their research interests, 2) how they anticipate this position would further career goals and 3) what skills/perspectives they would bring.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We encourage inquiries and applications from members of groups underrepresented in the life sciences.
Benefits/Opportunities: The post doctoral researcher will interact with multiple labs and departments where they will gain broad training in mathematical and statistical modeling and in conducting empirical research. Our project also includes a robust education and outreach component in which the postdoctoral researcher could gain experience-disseminating knowledge through a variety of venues (e.g. QUBES –; and rock pool science in the park - Other benefits include travel to meetings each year, publication costs, and health insurance.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will be expected to be creative, self-motivated, and able to help mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students and work with a diverse team of PIs. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, biostatistics, or a related field with evidence of strong quantitative skills, field experience and strong oral and written communication abilities. Ideal candidates will also have computer programming experience (ideally in R, and/or C or C++).
Location: The successful candidate will based in the lab of Dr. Mike McCoy at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. East Carolina University is the third largest campus in the University of North Carolina system and has an active and well-supported group of faculty working in the areas of ecology and evolution, development, and molecular biology.
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