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Postdoctoral Opening in Pelican Movement Ecology (Texas, USA)

Jacquelyn Grace, July 14, 2017

Job Description We are seeking applicants for an 18-month postdoctoral position to join our project in fall 2017. The successful applicant will lead a project examining the movement patterns of brown pelicans in the Bahía Grande Wetland Complex, Texas. The goal of the project is to mitigate pelican mortality events associated with roadways in the region by identifying individual and population-level risk factors. The postdoctoral candidate will be based out of Texas A&M University and will be part of a dynamic team of cross-disciplinary researchers spanning the fields of behavioral ecology, ecophysiology, and ecological modelling, and transportation sciences.

Qualifications Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic principles of animal behavior, urban and movement ecology, and avian physiology. The ideal candidate will have experience analyzing movement data (including but not limited to: GPS, satellite, accelerometer, GLS data), handling/banding birds and deploying transmitters, and collecting avian physiological data (e.g., morphometrics, blood sampling, feather sampling). Experience with large water/seabirds is a plus but not required.

Apply Please send a cover letter (including a discussion of relevant movement ecology, physiology, and bird handling/banding experience as well as when you are available to start), CV, and contact information for three references to Drs. Grace ( and Yorzinski ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis.