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The Spatial Ecology & Paleontology Lab at Georgia Tech would like to invite applicants for a postdoctoral position to facilitate research on the NSF CAREER grant, “Do species track climate? Using paleoecology to disentangle niche dynamics.” This postdoctoral research associate would join a vibrant team of researchers who integrate modern, historical, and paleontological records to better understand dynamic responses to environmental change.

The ideal candidate would have strong interpersonal skills, intermediate R coding, proficient knowledge of spatial analysis, experience assembling and analyzing large datasets, and previous experience with analysis of paleontological data.

Depending on postdoc expertise and interests, tasks will include a combination of the following: (1) computational analyses to evaluate the climate tracking and climate fidelity of mammal and plant taxa, (2) mentorship and research facilitation of graduate students examining the effects of arid conditions various aspects of taxonomic diversity of fossils from Natural Trap Cave, Wyoming, (3) participation in a large international collaboration examining trait-environment relationships through time in eastern Africa, (4) participation in grant writing and collaborative papers. It is my utmost priority to ensure that postdocs in the lab take on projects that will allow them to achieve the scientific visibility that will make them as competitive as possible in this difficult job market.

The candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA).

Required Documents to Submit: Applicants should submit: (1) Cover letter (max 3 pages) stating your interest in this position, your fit and your previous experience related to this position description, including scientific goals and interests, (2) CV, (3) Names and contact information for three persons willing to provide a recommendation.

If aspects of this position sound interesting to you, even if you do not possess all skills listed, I strongly encourage you to apply to be considered for this opportunity. Start date is Fall 2022, but some flexibility is possible. Postdoc must be resident at Georgia Tech. The position is for one year with the opportunity to extend for an additional year (currently two years of funding in total) and several options for further expansion on upcoming grant submissions.

Please contact Jenny ( if you have any questions or to begin the application process.

Postdoctoral Fellows

We seek to create a community of scientists with complementary backgrounds that will be mutually informative. Any researcher with a broad interest in integrating a paleontological perspective with spatial ecology and/or conservation biology are welcome to apply. Prior experience in paleontology is not required. Please see the general "Opportunities" page for more information about topics currently being targeted, or feel free to pitch your own. Any postdoctoral candidates must be seeking to work with Jenny to pursue a fellowship opportunity (e.g.- NSF EAR, NSF BIO, NASAAAUW, etc.). If you you are interested in teaming with the lab to target an such an opportunity, please contact Jenny.

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