Postdoctoral Research Associate I, SNRE
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

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2412-School of Natural Res & the Environment-Res


Agriculture and Life Sciences

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$36,000 - $40,000 annually

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Chiyo Yamashita-Gill

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Position Summary

School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the US Geological Survey at the University of Arizona seek a postdoctoral research associate that is interested in pursuing research on Neotropical migrant birds. The emphasis of the research will be to lead and work with 2 field technicians to collect data on selected species of migrating warblers and Empidonax flycatchers. Warblers will be mist-netted and studied with the objectives of understanding stopover habitat and the use of tamarisk. The Empidonax portion of the study will examine breeding and dispersal of a banded Cordilleran Flycatcher population in SW Colorado. The goals of both studies will be scientific publications and identifying effective conservation actions. Information will also be collected on climate, plant and insect phenology, and other environmental correlates that influence avian populations. The position is available for one year with an extension of a second year based on performance. The person will be based at the University of Arizona, Tucson, with field work in southern Arizona and southwest Colorado. The position is anticipated to begin after May 1st,2013. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise 2 field technicians to collect data on selected species of migrating warblers and Empidonax flycatchers. *Collect breeding and dispersal data of a banded Cordilleran Flycatcher *Mist-netting *Radio tracking *Collecting field data with video cameras and making foraging and feeding observations
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD. in Natural Resource Management or related field. * The successful applicant should have a background in avian ecology, have demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, be a strong collaborator, and be well-versed in quantitative methods involving large datasets.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experienced in mist-netting, radio tracking, collecting field data with video cameras and making foraging and feeding observations
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check

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