Post Doctoral Associate - Wildlife Ecology

Monticello, AR
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NCA153P

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Working Title Post Doctoral Associate - Wildlife Ecology

Position Number 16386

Department Arkansas Forest Resources Center

About the University

About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the School of Forestry & Natural Resources. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas Center of Excellence, has the mission of developing and delivering superior programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest-based natural resources. Research is administered through the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The successful candidate will work toward better understanding population abundance and harvest of wild turkey in Arkansas. The project will use data from trail cameras and satellite telemetry, in conjunction with spatial capture-recapture (SCR) models to estimate abundance and predict spatial variation in density. Additional work may involve analysis of telemetry and band recovery data to estimate harvest rates. Some field work consisting of turkey capture, and deployment of transmitters and trail cameras is expected. This project will involve collaborative efforts with personnel from state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. The successful candidate will take lead responsibility on analyzing trail camera data using SCR and/or mark-recapture models, and will be expected to present work at conferences, and prepare and submit publications for leading research journals.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. degree in relevant area of specialization; ability to begin work no later than February 5, 2018; expertise in quantitative wildlife ecology; experience with Program R, satellite telemetry studies, trail camera data, band recovery data, and mark-recapture analysis; familiarity with Bayesian statistics, and harvest and band recovery data. The position requires a track record of high impact publications, and relevant conference presentations.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

The candidate must have good written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently and also as a member of a research team. Knowledge in Program R, satellite telemetry, trail camera data, band recover data and marking recapture analysis is required.

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at

Physical Conditions The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Monticello, AR

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with qualifications.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 10/16/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 01/02/2018

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Rhonda Parris

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Monticello, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
  4. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Listing of Publications


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