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Postdoctoral Researcher - Stream food web ecology

Postdoctoral Researcher - Stream food web ecology
Novak Lab -  Oregon State University

A postdoctoral position is available in the Novak lab in the Department of Integrative Biology (formerly Zoology) at Oregon State University. 

The focus of the research is specific to a recently funded project examining the predator-prey interactions of freshwater fishes inhabiting Oregon’s streams. The project will develop and apply a new class of observational methods for estimating the strength of predator-prey interactions to assess the propensity of generalist versus specialist consumers to elicit cyclic population dynamics.    More information may be found at:  http://people.oregonstate.edu/~novakm/

The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background, possess demonstrable writing and programming skills, and be motivated by the desire to bridge between theory and data.  A Ph.D. in ecology or related field obtained prior to the start date will be required.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior stream ecology experience. The start date is flexible.  The initial appointment will be made for one year with renewal for a second year dependent on progress and mutual agreement.

The postdoc will be expected to play an integral role in the lab’s activities, facilitating and contributing to both research and outreach activities.

Applicants should send an email to mark.novak@science.oregonstate.edu, indicating their position of interest in the subject line.  Please attach a single pdf document that includes a cover letter, a research statement describing your interests and skills, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and full contact information for three references.   Please use the cover letter to specify potential start dates.

Applicant review will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.