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Postdoctoral research fellow opportunity in wildlife movements and land use change, SCBI in Virginia and Mpala Research Centre, Kenya

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to advance research into wildlife movements and land cover / land use change in Kenya. This is a 2-year position based at SCBI in Virginia and Mpala Research Centre (MRC) in Kenya.

The successful candidate will pursue innovative research in land cover and land use change dynamics, movement ecology, and spatial ecology, and develop applied tools and solutions for regional issues. Potential research topics include regional trends in land cover and land use change; carrying capacity of grasslands under drought stress; impacts of fencing on wildlife movements; and competition between wildlife and livestock for vegetation and water resources. The fellow’s responsibilities will include compiling remote sensing, wildlife occurrence, livestock density, human impact, and other geospatial data across Kenya; collaborating with national agencies and local groups to facilitate data compilation and integration; leading workshops to build capacity in data management and spatial analysis; participating in scientific meetings; and developing scientific publications.

Preferred start date is September 2017. To apply, see the detailed posting here.

PhD opportunity in fish evolutionary ecology, University College Cork, Ireland

We seek a motivated graduate who wants to gain a PhD in the area of evolutionary ecology. The successful applicant will investigate genetic architecture of ecological divergence in three-spined sticklebacks in the Burrishole system. The PhD position is available starting summer 2017 for a period of three and a half years (with possibility of extension). The research will be conducted as part of the BEYOND 2020 research cluster project ”Burrishoole Ecosystem Observatory Network 2020” at the Marine Institute’s research facility in Newport, Ireland.

Following assessment of the biology and the ecology of the stickleback within several habitat types, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply quantitative methods to determine phenotypic divergence in a range of ecologically relevant traits. The use of genomics, metagenomics and transcriptomic tools will allow genotype-phenotype mapping of phenotypes in complex and variable environments.

To apply, see the detailed posting here.

 

If you would like to post a job opportunity, please email the Education Officer with 100-150 words including the job title, brief summary of the role and a link to where they can find more details on how to apply.