Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Research Associates (2 open positions)

The Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks two postdoctoral research associates: spatial dynamics of aquatic invasive species, and stable isotope analysis.

The ‘invasive species’ position involves modeling the regional spread of aquatic invasive species. The project involves integrating models of boater movement, species spread, and environmental suitability, and using this as a basis for simulating the effects of alternative management scenarios on invasive species spread. The research also has direct application for understanding angler-game fish interactions on lake rich landscapes. Qualifications include a PhD and related experience with landscape (spatial) modeling of populations or human movements, quantitative methods for ecological or economic data, and GIS. Research will be conducted under the supervision of Drs. Steve Carpenter and Jake Vander Zanden.

The ‘stable isotope’ position involves the application of compound-specific stable isotope analysis for addressing ecological questions in the Laurentian Great Lakes and inland lakes. Responsibility will include overseeing laboratory feeding experiments, field sampling, and interpretation and analysis of isotopic data. Qualifications include a PhD, along with related experience in stable isotopes, biogeochemistry, limnology, and ecology. Research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Jake Vander Zanden.

Salary includes standard benefits of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, more information is available at http://www.grad.wisc.edu/research/postdocs/geninfo.html. For more information about the Center for Limnology, please see: http://limnology.wisc.edu. Review of applicants will begin 22 February 2013. Positions could begin as soon as spring/summer of 2013. Application packets should consist of a single .pdf file that includes a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Jake Vander Zanden) that includes names of 3 references (including telephone numbers and email address) and a curriculum vitae. Please specify which postdoctoral position you are applying for (‘invasive species’ or ‘stable isotope’). We will request reference letters for those candidates that advance to interviews. Email application materials to Jon Viau jviau@wisc.edu.