Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in PALEOECOLOGY at the University of New Mexico. Support exists for a 1-2 year appointment with extension subject to successful progress. The candidate will work with Drs. Felisa Smith and Seth Newsome at UNM on a new project investigating the ecological consequences of the terminal Pleistocene megafauna extinction on surviving mammals in North America (see Smith et al. 2016. Ecography 39:223-239; Smith et al. 2016. Ecography 39:99-108). Active involvement in planned or ongoing projects is expected; these might include 2 or 3D morphological analyses, stable isotope studies, species distribution modeling or other activities. The successful applicant will conduct original research, write manuscripts for publication, and assist with writing grant proposals. A Ph.D. in ecology, paleontology, biology, or a related discipline is required, along with quantitative skills and a strong publication record. Experience with statistical analysis and R programming, phylogenetic methodologies, or paleontology is highly desirable. NOTE: we are also looking for some talented graduate students who are interested in employing a historical or paleo-perspective to study issues in conservation.
Please email a CV and a letter of interest, including contact telephone numbers and email addresses for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2016. The University of New Mexico is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.