Applications are open for Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Wild Pig National Damage Assessment at Auburn University. The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is seeking a qualified individual for a postdoctoral Fellowship to provide leadership and support for the National Damage Assessment Program (NDAP) of the USDA’s Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program at Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama. The NDAP is a joint damage assessment program among principal investigators from Auburn University, Texas A&M University, and Colorado State University and funded through a grant by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
This is a 24-month, limited-term, non-tenure track position and is funded by the School of Forestry and Wildlife Science through a grant from the USDA NRCS for up to two years. Continued employment is contingent on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
The NDAP provides training to project states on data collection, collates survey data collected by partners, and analyzes data for reporting, research, and publication purposes at a national/project-wide level. Quantitative survey data, monitoring outcomes, and case study data will be collated into final products showcasing FSCP outcomes following feral swine removal and implementing restoration on the impacted lands.
- The person selected for this position will work under the supervision of the Auburn University academic partner on the campus of Auburn University to provide support and leadership for NDAP project partners.
- Specifically, this position will work with project partners to ensure timely and accurate data collection, collate outputs from other monitoring activities occurring within pilot projects, and develop semi-technical products to communicate the outcomes of the NDAP.
- This Post-Doctoral Fellowship position at Auburn University will also work closely not only with project partners in each of the FSCP states, but also with the other academic partners of the NDAP, NRCS Outcomes Team, and the USDA APHIS National Feral Swine Damage Management Program.
- In addition to these responsibilities, there is a considerable opportunity to analyze and publish previously collected datasets.
- Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in wildlife, biology, or a closely related field at the time appointment begins.
- The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, ability to communicate science to non-technical audiences, ability to work collaboratively with project partners from various agencies, and aptitude for publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
- Excellent written, quantitative, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary for this Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Auburn University.
- In addition, the candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
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