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Fwd: post-doc population modelling

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From: Sarah Converse <sconverse@usgs.gov>
Date: Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:50
Subject: post-doc population biologist
To: euring-l@cornell.edu

From: Ellen Bean <beanellen@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM
Subject: Fwd: Job Announcement: population biologist post-doc with
Madagascar bushmeat project
To: Mitch Eaton <eaton.mitch@gmail.com>, Sophie VERAN
<sophie.veran@gmail.com>, Beth Gardner <lonepinepa@gmail.com>, Sarah
Converse <conversesarah10@gmail.com>

If you folks know of anyone who might be interested...

Job Title: post-doc population biologist for bushmeat project

Added here on 31 Jan 2010

Job Type: full-time temporary position
Opportunity location: based in Bangor, Wales but with time in Madagascar

Closing date: 1 Mar 2010

Opportunity Description:

We are looking for someone with population modelling experience (probably
recently finished their PhD) for a 1-year job looking at managing game
species in Madagascar sustainably. The job is part of a Darwin Initiative
funded project ‘Bushmeat hunting in Madagascar: linking science, policy and
local livelihoods’.

The post-holder will work closely with our team in Madagascar with the aim
of assessing the impact of hunting of game species that make important
contributions to rural livelihoods to assess whether exploitation is, or
could be, sustainable. The work will focus on the fruit bat (Rousettus
madagascariensis) and the insectivore (Tenrec ecudatus). The post-holder
would be expected to spend 2 or 3 months based in our partner’s office in

The post-holder will be expected to carry out analysis of data from the
first phase of the Darwin project to estimate population parameters for game
species; build harvesting models for agreed species; and use these to
investigate the role of traditional management rules in sustainability.

Applicants are expected to have or be working towards a PhD in a relevant
subject, have good statistical skills and experience of building statistical
and mechanistic models. Experience of writing scientific papers and a
willingness to work with people from different cultures and with varied
ability in English is essential. Some knowledge of French (or Malagasy) is

The successful candidate will be expected to start on 1st May, 2010 (or as
soon as possible thereafter) and the post is available for 1 year. Closing
date for applications: Monday 1st March, 2010. Interviews will be held in
person or via Skype/phone on 11th March, 2010. Please let us know if you are
not available on this date. Informal enquiries (including more details on
the post) can be made by contacting Julia Jones (Julia.jones@bangor.ac.uk).

Starting Salary: £29,853 (on Grade 7) p.a.

For more info, contact:
Informal enquiries (including more details on the post) can be made by
contacting Julia Jones (Julia.jones@bangor.ac.uk).
Application forms and further particulars should be obtained by contacting
Human Resources, Bangor University; tel: (01248) 382926/388132; e-mail:
personnel@bangor.ac.uk; web: www.bangor.ac.uk Please quote reference number
10-9/119 when applying.

Sarah J. Converse
Research Ecologist
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708 USA
Ph: 301.497.5635
FAX: 301.497.5545