Opportunities

 

Graduate students

If you are a graduate student interested in joining our team in the fall of 2015, please email Walter Jetz at walter.jetz@yale.edu sometime in fall 2014.

 

Undergraduates

The lab also hires a handful of undergraduates each year to work on projects related to the Map of Life. If you are a Yale undergrad interested in the Map of Life project, or if you have any interest in developing some of the apps we use in our lab, email Ben Carlson at ben.s.carlson@yale.edu to learn more about the program.

 

Postdoc in Spatial Biodiversity Science, Remote Sensing, and Global Change  (Yale University , 2 years)

A postdoc position is available under a new Phase II NSF grant for the collaborative Map of Life project (www.mol.org) at Yale University, associated with the larger research and training environment of the Yale SBSC Program. Review of applications will begin 1st June 2014 and continue until positions are filled.

 

POSITION: We are looking for a talented young scientist with superior skills in model-based integration and analysis of biodiversity, remote sensing, geospatial and species trait data. Background in Bayesian approaches, programming (development of libraries in R, analysis tools etc.) and remote sensing is particularly welcome. The successful candidate will have a compelling publication record, an interest in developing own research questions, and a proven ability to work both independently and  in larger teams. The postdoc is expected to engage on collaborative projects with the larger Map of Life team (primarily at Yale in the Lab of PI Jetz [http://jetzlab.yale.edu/], but also with project partners CU Boulder, BiK-F Frankfurt, Cornell Lab of Ornithology). Potential areas of work include cross-scale models of species occupancy and abundance, environmental (remote-sensing based) niche evaluations and single and multi-species global change assessments, conservation and trait biogeography. The position is primarily based at Yale, but can include research visits to other universities. Applications from both within and outside the US are welcome. Preferred start date for the position is fall 2014, but there is flexibility. There are additional funding opportunities in the broader areas of macroecology, biogeography and global change, especially for applicants who are interested in jointly considering independent fellowships to come to Yale (e.g. EU Marie Curie, Humboldt Lynen fellowship, ARC, NERC, YIBS, etc.). To apply please email a short cover letter, CV and contact details of three referees (all in one pdf) to walter.jetz@yale.edu with “Biodiversity postdoc” in the subject line.

 

 

Senior Biodiversity Data Manager (Yale University, 4 years)

 

A biodiversity data manager position (4 years) is available under a new Phase II NSF grant for the collaborative Map of Life project (www.mol.org) at Yale University, associated with the larger research and training environment of the Yale SBSC Program (http://sbsc.yale.edu/) and the Lab group of PI Jetz (http://jetzlab.yale.edu/). Review of applications will begin 1st June 2014 and continue until positions are filled.

 

POSITION: We are seeking a qualified candidate to join the international Map of Life team to oversee the management of species distribution information and associated metadata. The data manager will interact with contributors worldwide, manage the in-house data team, supervise data discovery, storage, quality control and analysis. Strong background in programming (e.g. Python), spatial analysis (GIS) and SQL (e.g. PostgreSQL/PostGIS) are key qualifications as are strong interpersonal and communication skills. Strong candidates would hold a Masters or PhD degree (applicants without a graduate degree but work substantial experience will also be considered), have strong knowledge and passion about the diversity and biogeography of life. Preferred start date for the position is summer/fall 2014. To apply please email a short cover letter, CV and contact details of 1-3 referees (all in one pdf) to jeremy.malczyk@yale.edu with “Biodiversity data manager” in the subject line. Shorter term employment as well as an extension beyond four years are possible.

 

RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT: See the Map of Life website (www.mol.or) for additional project information. The new interdisciplinary SBSC program (sbsc.yale.edu) at Yale connects biodiversity scientists from across the Yale campus and has core staff support. Yale has a thriving and growing community of postdocs and graduate students in ecology, evolution and global change science in the EEB Department, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Peabody Museum, the Yale Climate & Energy Institute, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The town and campus are renowned for the classic Ivy League setting, 75 miles north of New York City.  

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