Fellowships, Stable Isotope Migration Ecology & Species Distribution Modeling, Indiana, USA

Two four-year fellowships with generous salary and startup are available at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.

Description

The positions come with research faculty status and are part of a network of 16 faculty and 12 fellow hires in the Prepared for Environmental Change grand challenges initiative.  While these are not exclusively paleo positions, candidates with interest in paleontological applications are welcome to apply.

Position 1

ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist, Species Distribution Modeling

The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a Fellow position in species distribution modeling to begin in Fall 2018; the appointment is renewable for up to four years.

Applicants with interests in future distributions of migratory species and in integrating functional trait ecology with distribution models are especially encouraged to apply. Potential for using IU’s state-of-the-art computational resources will be considered assets.

Fellows will enjoy a generous research allowance, a rich collaborative environment, and eligibility to serve as PI on external grants. The position is part of IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative.

With a primary appointment in the ERI, the successful candidate will join a cohort of twelve Fellows of the ERI and a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change. Formal affiliation with relevant department(s) and school(s) will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements

Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi-and trans-disciplinary collaborative research.

Applicants must have a PhD prior to employment along with demonstrated research experience in species distribution models; applicants with prior post-doctoral training will be favored in the review process.

Logistics

Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI’s multidisciplinary initiative. Appointment will be for two years initially, with opportunity for renewal for an additional two years. While the position is not permanent, Fellows are encouraged to extend the appointment period through external funding.

Applications

Applications should be submitted by 1 December 2017 to ensure full consideration, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4590

Further information

Questions about the position should be directed to: David Polly, Search Committee Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Position 2

ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist, Stable Isotope Migration Ecology

The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a Fellow position in stable isotope ecology of migratory animals to begin in Fall 2018; the appointment is renewable for up to four years. Applicants with interest in reconstructing seasonal migration patterns and inferring dietary patterns are especially encouraged to apply.

Expertise in establishing and using new stable isotope facilities, including hydrogen equilibration, will be considered assets. Fellows will enjoy a generous research allowance, a rich collaborative environment, and eligibility to serve as PI on external grants. The position is part of IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative.

With a primary appointment in the ERI, the successful candidate will join a cohort of twelve Fellows of the ERI and a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change. Formal affiliation with relevant department(s) and school(s) will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements

Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi-and trans-disciplinary collaborative research.

Applicants must have a PhD prior to employment along with demonstrated research experience in species distribution models; applicants with prior post-doctoral training will be favored in the review process.

Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI’s multidisciplinary initiative.

Logistics

Appointment will be for two years initially, with opportunity for renewal for an additional two years. While the position is not permanent, Fellows are encouraged to extend the appointment period through external funding.

Applications

Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017 to ensure full consideration, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4591

Further information

Questions about the position should be directed to: David Polly, Search Committee Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.