The Pease Lab at the University of Missouri is seeking a
post-doctoral fellow to work collaboratively with the National Park
Service (NPS) on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) management in NPS
park units across the Midwest Region. The selected individual will
act as a liaison between National Park Service staff and University
of Missouri to develop a regional early detection and rapid
response plan. In addition, the selected candidate will have
opportunities to develop peer-reviewed manuscripts from several
long-term ANS datasets, represent NPS on regional ANS panels,
integrate emerging technologies for ANS detection and prevention
into park management plans, and mentor students/interns.
Salary and research support for this position are guaranteed for
The position will be stationed in Columbia, MO with some
consideration given to a remote duty station at an NPS park unit in
the Midwest Region.
For more specific information about the projects, please contact
Allison Pease ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Brandon
Gerig ( email@example.com
January 1, 2024, or as negotiated.
Minimum Qualification : PhD (by the time of appointment) in
ecology, fisheries, wildlife biology, conservation biology, applied
mathematics, statistics, natural resources, or a closely related
Candidates will be evaluated on :
· Valid U.S. driver’s license (without restrictions)
· Demonstrated interest in aquatic nuisance species and applied
natural resources management.
· Being independently motivated with a strong work ethic.
· Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills.
· Strong quantitative skills including demonstrated experience with
GIS and advanced statistical modeling approaches.
· Experience using eDNA for monitoring in aquatic systems.
To apply for this position, please visit the MU web site at
. Job ID 48393. Please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact
information for three references.
Review of applications will begin September 30, 2023, and continue
until position is filled.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For
additional information on University benefits, please visit the
Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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