See also: Spatial Ecology Postdoc Position

Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Ecology

A postdoctoral position is available in an NSF-funded project focusing on the development and analysis of spatial models for structured populations. The successful candidate will lead efforts to build two or more detailed, empirically parameterized case-study type models for well-known invasive species featuring size- or age-structured populations. In addition, the successful candidate will also collaborate on model development and analysis for spatial models pertaining to a suite of ecological scenarios, including work from both the invasion dynamics and critical patch size perspectives. The underlying mathematics will comprise reaction-diffusion, integro-difference, and integrodifferential equations, as well as hybrid dynamical systems and other modeling approaches.

A PhD in applied mathematics, theoretical ecology, or a related field is required. Experience in model development and in analytical and computational approaches to research problems in mathematical biology is advantageous. The position is based in the Fagan lab at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, but will involve close collaboration with Prof. Bingtuan Li and his research group in the Mathematics Department at the University of Louisville. Opportunities for additional collaboration also exist in connection with other funded research projects in Fagan's lab. Appointment is for one year with the possibility of a second year pending good performance. Benefits are included and pay will be commensurate with experience. The expected start date is June 2013, but that is flexible.

To view the funded NSF proposal see:

To apply for the position, please email a CV and the names and email addresses of three references to:

Bill Fagan
Professor of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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