Job Type: Student / postdoc
Salary Details: $65,600-68,000 per year
Deadline: May 15, 2023

Seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with an interdisciplinary team on an innovative study that explores potential drivers of climate-change vulnerability for relatively poorly studied species. This position will be an initial 24-month appointment. The successful candidate will undertake quantitative analysis and data syntheses to develop models and typologies that assess climate-change vulnerability. They will lead or contribute to studies that 1) use spatial and quantitative modeling to identify and assess the general factors that influence species risk of climate-driven population decline and redistribution, and 2) develop a classification of species’ adaptive capacity and sensitivity to climate change. Additional areas of research could include evaluating the accuracy of trait-base vulnerability assessments and exploring approaches for imputing missing data in trait-based assessments.

The incumbent will lead collaborative efforts to publish the results of the work as peer-reviewed articles and to produce one or more agency reports. This project will result in the co-production of actionable science in support of federal agencies and funding partners. It will require the successful candidate to work in collaboration with project partners at Colorado State University and the USGS.

Duties and responsibilities will include the following:

-Organizing and processing large data sets
-Building statistical models and conducting analyses
-Preparing figures
-Writing and publishing peer-reviewed papers
-Writing reports
-Meeting with collaborators and stakeholders
-Presenting results at meetings

Candidates must hold a PhD and have no more than three years of total postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment. The successful candidate for this position will have strong spatial and quantitative modeling skills and a broad understanding of terrestrial animal ecology, climate change impacts, and climate change vulnerability assessments. They will have experience handling large datasets, expertise in GIS, and strong coding skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, as is the ability to work well in a team that includes interdisciplinary scientists, managers, and modelers. The person in this position will be expected to collaborate with project investigators as well as other researchers and stakeholders from state and federal agencies.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please submit an application via Interfolio:

Applicants must submit:

1. A statement of research interests and relevant skills and experiences

2. A CV

3. A representative example of your scholarly work/s

4. Names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three references

Please contact Josh Lawler ( or Julie Heinrichs ( ) with any questions. Review of applications begins 4/24/2023. Position open until filled. Preferred start months: May, June, July (2023).