Research Ecologist - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Research Ecologist (Postdoctoral Research Associate) -
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral position at the Jornada Experimental Range on the campus of New Mexico State University, GS-11/12 ($57,408.00-$89,450.00 per annum). The Jornada is a unit of ARS focused on applications of ecological science in drylands with 10 full time scientists and 6 post docs (http://jornada.nmsu.edu). The Jornada is a leader in the development of globally applied ecosystem monitoring and assessment protocols. A Research Ecologist is needed to assist in development and application of analytical techniques and tools to support rangeland monitoring and assessment at multiple spatial scales (announcement RA-12-064-L). This will include implementation of these tools in cooperation with private, state and federal land managers. The position requires a multi-disciplinary approach which promotes close working relationships with other ARS research centers, universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations, strong quantitative skills and experience in experimental design, geographic information systems and remote sensing data analysis. Position requires a recent (within four years) Ph.D in ecology, geography, statistics, or a related field of study. The ideal candidate has experience with geographic information systems, statistics, rangeland ecology, and database use. This is a competitive, term appointment. Vacancy announcements and where to apply can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/326734700 or contact Jason Karl at (575) 646-1301. The USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.