Post-Doc Opportunity at University of Missouri

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Demography and Movement: We are seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct a study of movements and resource use in endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers.  The postdoc will synthesize information from locations throughout the birds' range, and use those data to evaluate potential influences of forest and vegetation metrics on population processes.  At a finer scale, movement date will be used to study resource selection and ranging behavior.  The research will likely appeal most to candidates interested in demography, movement, conservation, and the synthesis of the three.  The successful candidate will be sponsored by Jeff Walters (Virginia Tech) and Dylan Kesler (University of Missouri), and he or she will be employed in the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Department at the University of Missouri.  Annual salary is $42,000 and full benefits are included.  Current funding is available for one year but extensions may be possible.  Applicants need to have completed a Ph.D., and possess a broad range of interests and associated skills.  Research will require substantial familiarity with geographic information systems, databases, and statistical tools.  Candidates should have demonstrated abilities with quantitative modeling, interests in demographic processes, and the ability to make occasional field visits and trips to work with collaborators.  Further, candidates must be able to communicate effectively in English, in public, and with a range of cooperators from private and public institutions.  Applicants should email a brief letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to keslerd AT missouri DOT edu.  For additional information please visit and

Dylan Kesler
303N Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
1105 E. Rollins
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211