Opportunities

Now hiring for positions in Global Biodiversity Science

Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC), Map of Life (MOL) and the Jetz Lab are seeking postdocs and informaticians to participate in addressing questions and research opportunities in species modelling, spatial patterns, species and trait diversification along with other areas.

Learn more about these positions, click here. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to  michelle.duong@yale.edu. Application  reviews will begin August 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Postdoc: Integrated models of biodiversity distributions and change

We are seeking a postdoc (2-3y) addressing questions and research opportunities surrounding uncertainty-assessed models of species (co-)occurrences over time. Project work would benefit from range of carefully curated biodiversity data sources and novel remotely sensed layers from associated NASA projects. Contingent on funding, the position may address specific GEO BON use cases in support of Species Population Essential Biodiversity Variables. We are open to a candidate’s preferred taxa, regions, and questions and animal/plant and terrestrial/marine/freshwater expertise - qualifications and vision are more important than a specific system. We seek someone with a strong quantitative background and ability to traverse community- and single-species perspectives and spatial scales.

Learn more about this position here. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to  michelle.duong@yale.edu. Application  reviews will begin August 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Postdoc: Mountain biodiversity change

A postdoc position (1-2y) is available to address questions surrounding spatial patterns and temporal changes in global mountain biodiversity. This position will build on the data and infrastructure collaboration of the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment and Map of Life (http://www.mountainbiodiversity.org). Targeted work aims to document the evidence base and causes behind geographical mountain biodiversity patterns and to integrate information about change and protection in support of Target 4 of Sustainable Development Goal 15. The successful candidate will have excellent spatial biodiversity modelling skills and statistical background, first-hand experience with observational field data collection, knowledge of global change scenarios and models, and a passion for mountain biodiversity.

Learn more about this position here. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to  michelle.duong@yale.edu. Application  reviews will begin August 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Postdoc: Global macroevolution and macroecology

We are seeking a postdoc (2-3y) to work on questions of species and trait diversification and the evolution of niche-relevant traits in geographic space and across spatial scales. Focal taxa include vertebrates, but we are open to work on invertebrate or plant taxa. The candidate should have a strong background in phylogenetic comparative methods and rate-based diversification analyses and ideally prior experience in the assembly of phylogenies, geospatial analyses, and a solid natural history background. Familiarity with R, python, and bash is desirable, as are strong writing and verbal communication skills, a successful track-record of publications, and strong team-working skills.

Learn more about this position here. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to  michelle.duong@yale.edu. Application  reviews will begin August 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

Biodiversity Web Developer

Map of Life is seeking a Front-end Web Developer to join their international team and participate in the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of mol.org web applications and the API that support them. We require familiarity with Google Cloud Platforms (BigQuery, Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore) and hosted platforms such as Google App Engine and CARTO. We require experience in developing responsive web applications in HTML5 and CSS3 on JavaScript frameworks such as Angular and React. Learn more about the position here.

To apply please send, in one pdf, a short cover letter, CV and contact info for three referees to michelle.duong@yale.edu. The final selection process will begin on 18 Aug 2017, but applications before this date are welcome and will be reviewed as received.

Spatial Biodiversity Database Architect/Manager

Map of Life is seeking a qualified candidate to join their international team to help oversee the management (and analysis) of species occurrence information and associated metadata. The successful applicant will work with software engineers and research team to build, extend, support, and manage new databases driving biodiversity web and mobile applications. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, self-driven, and detail oriented. We require experience in working with geospatial and biodiversity data and the PostgreSQL/PostGIS environment, and python and shell scripting skills. Learn more about the position here.

To apply please send, in one pdf, a short cover letter, CV and contact info for three referees to michelle.duong@yale.edu. The final selection process will begin on 18 Aug 2017, but applications before this date are welcome and will be reviewed as received.

Undergraduates

The lab hires a handful of undergraduates each year to work on projects related to the Map of Life. If you are a Yale undergrad interested in the Map of Life project, or if you have any interest in developing some of the apps we use in our lab, email Michelle Duong at michelle.duong@yale.edu to learn more about the program.

Graduate Students

New opportunities are ongoing, some of them in the context of the new Center for Biodiversity and Global Change. Focal areas of recruitment will likely include biodiversity and remote sensing, animal movement, and spatial biodiversity change assessment.