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Postdoctoral Associate, Spatio-Temporal Integrated Population Modeling - Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
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Feb 13, 2024

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Postdoctoral Associate, Spatio-Temporal Integrated Population Modeling - Fort Collins, Colorado

Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

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Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work

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Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Postdoctoral Fellows

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Proposed Annual Salary Range
$52,000 - $56,000

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Description of Work Unit

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation's leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

The Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Department expands the frontiers of knowledge through our broad-based expertise in applied ecology, quantitative methods, and human dimensions in the conservation and management of fish and wildlife.

We teach students to think critically about environmental issues, and become ecologically literate citizens with the training to be successful in graduate school and in careers with natural resources agencies, firms, and non-government organizations.

Our outreach efforts contribute significantly to life-long learning by assisting individuals and agencies to solve complex environmental problems and to be good stewards of our nation's natural resources.

Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Associate, Spatio-Temporal Integrated Population Modeling position is available with the Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology department at CSU in Fort Collins, CO.

The white-winged dove is one of the most harvested gamebirds in North America, but a science-based framework at large spatial scales is needed to sustainably manage this harvest. We seek a postdoctoral associate that will leverage existing data to inform sustainable management of white-winged doves amidst ongoing changes in land cover and exurban expansion in Texas. Primary duties include collating and managing existing demographic data, identifying informative landcover and climate data, and developing an integrated population model to inform harvest management. The associate might also have opportunities to collaborate on other research projects, and to assist with teaching advanced quantitative topics.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, fisheries, conservation, statistics or related fields.
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to applicants with documented experience using Bayesian hierarchical models, analysis of capture-mark-recapture data, population modeling, and a strong publication record.
  • Experience with integrated population models, ecological forecasting, decision analysis, GIS in R, and working with natural resource management stakeholders would also be beneficial.
Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

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  • Data management, analysis, and inference
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  • Publication in peer-reviewed literature and preparation of reports
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  • Meeting and interaction with stakeholders
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  • Mentoring and education.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than March 11th, 2024 for full consideration. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
  1. Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the 'Cover Letter' slot.
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the 'Official Transcripts' or 'Unofficial Transcripts' slot.
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the 'Other' slot.
  5. References - please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact
David Koons,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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