Employment Opportunities

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in our group. We aim to promote the success of traditionally underrepresented groups in science because we believe not only in the importance of increasing equity across academia, but also that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity.

A postdoctoral position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center), Map of Life, and the Jetz Lab. This is a 2-3-year position that can transition into a longer-term research scientist position (non-ladder faculty) or for advanced candidates be set up as such from the start. We are seeking a highly quantitative scientist with strong background in conservation science, spatial conservation planning, and geospatial biodiversity analysis.

A 2-3 year postdoc position is available in the Jetz Lab and the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center). We are seeking a postdoc with strong quantitative background who is interested in addressing macroecological and biogeographic questions using macroevolutionary tools. We expect the successful candidate to address continental or global animal or plant systems. Work that leverages the large range of datasets on vertebrates and select insect groups available at the Center is particularly welcome.

A postdoc position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center), Map of Life, and the Jetz Lab. We are seeking a highly quantitative scientist with strong background in geospatial analysis and species distribution modelling. The project is supported by NASA and other sources with the goal of demonstrating the power of novel quantitative approaches and data for addressing central questions in large-scale ecology and conservation. The successful candidate is expected to work with an array of biodiversity data (e.g., survey, citizen science, GPS tracking, and camera trapping) as well as a range of remote sensing products and sources, including hyperspectral data.

A postdoc position is available associated with the Max Planck-Yale Center (MPYC) for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change (https://mpyc.yale.edu). The MPYC, an International Max Planck Center, is a partnership between Yale University and its Center for Biodiversity and Global Change and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Konstanz.

A 2-3 year postdoc position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center), the GEO BON Species Populations Working Group, Map of Life, and the Jetz Lab. The position is part of a larger, collaborative initiative to advance a conservation-relevant knowledgebase for biodiversity at a global scale. The postdoc will benefit from working closely with a large group of Center-based biodiversity scientists, modelers, coordinators, and informaticians and from engaging with a global collaborative network of species group and methods experts. Support for project-related travel and workshops is available. Target start date for the positions is spring through early fall 2022.

A 2-3 year postdoc position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center), the GEO BON Species Populations Working Group, Map of Life, and the Jetz Lab. The position is part of a larger, collaborative initiative to advance a conservation-relevant knowledgebase for biodiversity at a global scale. The postdoc will benefit from working closely with a large group of Center-based biodiversity scientists, modelers, coordinators, and informaticians and from engaging with a global collaborative network of species group and methods experts worldwide. Support for project-related travel and workshops is available. Target start date for the position is spring through early fall 2022.

New opportunities are ongoing, some of them in the context of the Center for Biodiversity and Global Change and the Max Planck - Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change.

The lab hires a number of undergraduates each year to work on projects related to the Map of Life.


Additional Employment Information

Yale and the Department for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The positions will be based at Yale University, with close collaborative links to our partners worldwide. The Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change connects biodiversity scientists from across campus and hosts a range of speaker and workshop events. It supports research and training around the use of new technologies and data flows for model-based inference and prediction of biodiversity distributions and changes at large spatial and taxonomic scales. Flagship Center projects include Map of Life and associated activities supporting the Half-Earth Map and the development of the GEO BON Species Population Essential Biodiversity Variables. For animal movement data we are partnered with the Icarus Initiative, a space station-based near-global GPS animal movement observation system, and Movebank, which supports the management and integration of movement data. For camera trapping data we are members of the Wildlife Insights initiative. Other Center initiatives include the integration of phylogenetic information with spatial distributions (e.g., VertLife), and the NASA-supported development and application of remote sensing-informed layers for biodiversity modelling (EarthEnv).

Much of the technical development work in the Center connects to Map of Life . Map of Life aims to support effective and global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making by assembling and integrating a wide range of knowledge about species distributions and their dynamics over time. Built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data, Map of Life provides best-possible species distribution information together with a range of data and biodiversity indicator products. These products in turn underpin analytics and mapping for the Half-Earth Project.

Yale University offers researchers and staff competitive salaries and a generous package of benefits. Yale has a thriving and growing community of young scholars in ecology, evolution and global change science in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Peabody Museum, and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The town is renowned for its classic Ivy League setting, 75 miles north of New York City.

Resources @ Yale

For more information about diversity and inclusion efforts in the broader university community, here are some potentially relevant resources on campus:

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (https://your.yale.edu/community/diversity-inclusion/office-diversity-and…)

Office of Institutional Equity and Access (https://equalopportunity.yale.edu/)

Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (https://gsas.yale.edu/diversity/office-graduate-student-development-dive…)

Yale Women’s Center (https://womenscenter.yale.edu/)

Women in Science at Yale (https://wisay.sites.yale.edu/)

Working Women’s Network (https://wwn.yale.edu/)

Office of LGBTQ Resources (https://lgbtq.yale.edu)

Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group (https://lgbtqaffinity.yale.edu/)

Afro-American Cultural Center (https://afam.yalecollege.yale.edu/)

African American Affinity Group (https://yaaa.yale.edu/)

Asian American Cultural Center (https://aacc.yalecollege.yale.edu/)

Asian Network at Yale (https://asiannetwork.yale.edu/)

Yale Latino Networking Group (https://ylng.yale.edu/)

La Casa Cultural: Latino Cultural Center (https://lacasa.yalecollege.yale.edu/)

Native American Cultural Center (https://nacc.yalecollege.yale.edu/)

Office of International Students and Scholars (https://oiss.yale.edu/)

DiversAbility at Yale (https://day.yale.edu/)

Religious Diversity at Yale (https://chaplain.yale.edu)

Yale Veterans Network (https://yvn.yale.edu/)