Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Forest Insect Pollinator Ecology

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Athens invites applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic potential postdoctoral researchers starting in Spring/Summer 2017.  This collaborative work will be conducted with Dr. Kamal J.K. Gandhi and Dr. James Martin (Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources).  This project focuses on the interactions between forest insect pollinators and various management practices in North America.  The ideal candidate would possess a strong background in entomology, ecology, and statistics with an independent spirit to develop, conduct, and publish research.  Experience with meta-analyses is preferred.  A Ph.D. in a related field, especially in forest ecology and entomology is a prerequisite for the position.  

The Forest Entomology Laboratory (http://www.kamal.gandhi.uga.edu/) at the University of Georgia is a dynamic group that works on a broad range of ecological issues, forest insect species, and ecosystems across the country.  The Martin Wildlife Ecology Laboratory (https://www.warnell.uga.edu/people/faculty/dr-james-martin) studies many aspects of ecology, management, and conservation of game, non-game, and endangered species in managed ecosystems.  Interested personnel should submit a statement of interest, current CV along with contact information for three references to Dr. Gandhi (kjgandhi@uga.edu; 706-542-4614).  Also, contact Dr. Gandhi for further details about the forest insect pollinator project.

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (http://www.warnell.uga.edu/) is the oldest forestry school in the South, has >70 faculty working in diverse fields, and provides exemplary training of students in the fields of forestry, ecology, and conservation biology.  The School is housed in a four-building complex on campus, and has >23,000 acres in the state for research, teaching, and service activities.  The University of Georgia (http://www.uga.edu/) is a “land-grant and sea-grant university, and is also the state’s oldest, most comprehensive and most diversified institution of higher education”. Its motto is: “to teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things”.  The University of Georgia is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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