Dr. Andrew Finley of the Departments of Forestry and Geography at Michigan State University (http://blue.for.msu.edu) seeks three highly motivated research associates (postdoctoral researchers) to join his lab group. The successful candidates will be expected to manage and analyze large spatio-temporal datasets, develop/implement novel Bayesian statistical models, carry out analyses, and write manuscripts and proposals. Motivating data will come from NSF and USFS/NASA funded projects that aim to assimilate large data sets collected from a variety of remotely sensed platforms and monitoring networks. The NSF funded project will focus on development of modeling frameworks for National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) data (www.neoninc.org) and similar monitoring networks.
These are full-time, 12-month fixed-term positions, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance and available funding.
Desired start date is January 2018, but later start dates may be possible if identified in the application cover letter. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Finley: email@example.com.
Doctorate -Statistics, biostatistics or a related q
Successful candidates will have earned a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a related quantitative field by the start date.
Criteria for selection include demonstrated research ability in Bayesian statistical methodology development, spatio-temporal statistics, and statistical computing.
Required Application Materials
Upload the following required documents:
1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) a list of three professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number).
If relevant manuscripts listed in your CV are not in print, then please upload them as "Other Application Documents".
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Review of applications will begin on January 4th, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.
Internal Number: 483231
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