COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY LAB

POSTDOC POSITION   
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I anticipate an opening for a postdoc position to work on my NSF funded project investigating social networks and cognition in free-living food-caching mountain chickadees at high and low elevations in Sierra Nevada.
The position could by up to 5 years conditional on satisfactory performance.
 The ideal candidate should be capable and willing to work in some of the harshest winter mountain conditions, to use skis and snowshoes to hike several miles while ascending 1,000 feet in deep snow in various weather conditions, to use snowmobiles and ATVs with snow-tracks in extremely challenging mountain conditions and sometimes to shovel snow to arrange save passage of these snow vehicles. Field work will be conducted throughout the entire year at our long-term study area in Sagehen Experimental Forest in northern Sierra Nevada (near Truckee, CA), which is ca. 40 miles from Reno.  
 
The ideal candidate should be fluent in R (both managing large data sets and stats) and preferably in either Perl or Python programming.
 
Any familiarity with analyzing social networks is a plus.
If interested, please email directly to me at [email protected]
    
GRADUATE STUDENT POSITIONS
I am looking for 1-2 new graduate students (PhD) to join my lab. I am particularly interested in students who will be interested in doing their dissertation research using our mountain chickadee populations. We have hundreds of birds banded with color bands and with PIT-tags (RFID) and we maintain 300+ nestboxes.

If interested, please send an email and include your CV, undegraduate transcripts and description of research experience and interests.





Our Graduate Program is ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (EECB)



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