Offer: PostDoc - Wildlife Ecology:Jones Center
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PostDoc - Wildlife Ecology
The Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in wildlife ecology.
The candidate should have a Ph.D., or have completed all necessary degree requirements prior to employment, in the
subject area of wildlife ecology/biology, forestry/forest ecology, landscape ecology, or a related field. candidates
should possess strong quantitative expertise and an knowledge of wildlife habitat, forest, and wildlife monitoring.
Familiarity with open pine ecosystems, prescribed fire, and analysis of spatial datasets is desired.
The prosperous candidate will work with Center research and conservation staff in completing an analysis of the
effects of prescribed fire on wildlife communities using data from research and long-term conservation monitoring
programs. Many of the available data sets are broad and have been collected for 20 + years. prosperous
completion of desired analyses will require practice in management and manipulation of large datasets/databases,
spatial analysis and modeling of GIS and LiDAR data, and well-developed analytical expertise. Analysis of long term
records of prescribed fire and wildlife distribution and abundance will allow us to identify potential tradeoffs
between aspects of prescribed fire (including scale of fire, season of burn, and fire intensity) and wildlife
management goals significant to fire-maintained open pine forests. Additional results may include an assessment of
the effects of habitat structure on wildlife communities using LiDAR and other remotely sensed data. These analyses
will be synthesized in peer-reviewed scientific publications and presented at professional meetings and Center
This position is for a term of two years with the possibility of extension. Compensation includes 12 months of income
at $60,000/yr, excellent health care benefits, and a 403b retirement program.
The Jones Center is an independent institution supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The mission of the
Jones Center is to understand, to demonstrate and to promote excellence in natural resource management and
conservation. The Center is located at Ichauway, a 29,000-acre ecological reserve in southwestern Georgia, and
includes modern laboratories and offices. Information technology has over 17,000 acres of mature, fire-maintained longleaf pine forests,
more than 3,000 acres of longleaf plantations for restoration, and ten miles of frontage along the Flint River.
Ichauway is managed by a skilled land management staff for conservation, research and education objectives, and
provides an exceptional setting for field research and demonstration. The Center cooperates with several regional
research universities, as well as numerous state and federal natural resource agencies. Ichauway is a National
Ecological Observatory Network site.
The Jones Center at Ichauway aspires to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We reject all forms of racism
including overt and systemic, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender,
sexual orientation, gender identity, capability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or
professional status. The Jones Center at Ichauway is an equal opportunity/affirmative action E-verify employer.
candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. More information can be found at www.jonesctr.org .
Full Time practiced
Newton, GeorgiaUnited States
Desired Start Date
How to submit the application:
For full consideration, apply no later than May 31, 2021. The prosperous candidate should start no later than
September 1, 2021. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references with contact information by
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line: WILDLIFE ECOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE. For
specific questions contact Dr. Lora Smith, Wildlife Ecology-Herpetology, or Dr. Mike Conner, Wildlife
Biologist, (229)734-4706 or by Email address: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.