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Recovery Ecology Post Doctoral Associate

Posted: June 11, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Escondido
FULL TIME
Postgraduate Degree 10 Year

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Recovery Ecology Post Doctoral Associate

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Post-Doctoral Associate oversees research projects and performs a variety of assigned research and diagnostic activities, while completing post-doctoral training in a specialized area of scientific research. This position reports to Scientist level or higher in the Conservation Science & Wildlife Health department.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Oversee assigned research projects.
Collect, process, and enters research data.
Perform experiments and measurements.
Interpret and analyze research results and revises procedures as necessary.
Establish and maintain databases.
Document research methodology and results.
Prepare progress reports.
Conduct and oversee investigations of study subjects.
 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Burrowing Owl Recovery Team at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance has an opening for a full-time, 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in ecological population modeling using bioacoustic data and machine learning-backed detection and classification to develop approaches for monitoring burrowing owls and other affiliated species in southern California. Working closely with the Recovery Ecology and Population Sustainability Conservation Technology Teams, the Fellow will work to pioneer the application of bioacoustic monitoring of grassland ecosystems and work collaboratively to develop protocols land managers and agencies can use to support regional monitoring of burrowing owls and associated species, with opportunities for retrospective analyses of more than 10 years of ecological and population data on burrowing owls in southern California. Qualifications include a PhD in Ecology, Computer Science, Wildlife Conservation and Management, or similar field of study, strong quantitative skills, experience in collecting, processing, and analyzing passive acoustic data, and experience developing detection and classification models for such data using machine learning approaches and/or other methods of signal processing. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong record of collaborative research and productivity, have experience analyzing passive acoustic data for taxa specific detections and patterns in biodiversity, and incorporating these data into population models. The Fellow will have opportunities to work with a multidisciplinary team within the department of Conservation Science and Wildlife Health, including population and reproductive scientists, conservation geneticists, behavioral ecologists, veterinary scientists, pathologists, and clinicians, as well as a diverse collaborative network of academic, agency, and non-profit partners dedicated to burrowing owl conservation within a complex management and policy landscape.

JOB EXPERIENCE
Position responsible for ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Post Doctorate or Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent specialized training required.
 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Specialization area preferred. (i.e. population biologist, demography, or genetics)
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Able to operate moderately complex computer software programs
Demonstrated ability to work with others in a diverse environment.
Knowledge of science communication or interpretation of scientific concepts.
 

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Family Passes
Complimentary Tickets
Local and In-House Discounts
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Program
 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Location: Escondido, CA
Position Type: Salary Full-Time Non-Exempt Position
Salary Range: $71,200 to $78,760

Salary

Salary Range: $71,200 to $78,760

How to Apply

Apply directly in our SDZWA Careers page:

https://us241.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/17846

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
15600 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: 619-231-1515

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