Postdoctoral Associate - Global Macroecology and Macroevolution

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.

Qualifications for the position include a PhD in ecology, macroevolution, biogeography, or biological informatics. The preferred candidate will have experience in the ecological and macroevolutionary analysis of large datasets, a dedication toward conscientious work in a team, attention to detail, and strong communication and writing skills. We are looking for someone who can traverse ecological and evolutionary perspectives and who has experience in phylogenetics, spatial analysis, and/or biodiversity informatics. The postdoc will benefit from working closely with a large group of Center-based biodiversity scientists, modelers, and informaticians, and a network of collaborators. Support for project-related travel and workshops is available. Target start date for the position is Spring through early Fall 2022.

The Yale BGC Center connects biodiversity scientists from across campus and hosts a range of training events. The Center supports research and training around the use of new technologies and data flows for model-based inference and prediction of biodiversity change. One flagship BGC Center project is Map of Life and its associated activities supporting the GEO BON Species Population Essential Biodiversity Variables, biodiversity change indicators, and the Half-Earth Map. Other initiatives associated with the Center include the integration of spatial, phylogenetic,  and functional dimensions of biodiversity (e.g., VertLife, ButterflyNet), NASA-supported remote sensing-informed layers and tools for biodiversity modelling EarthEnv,  biodiversity movement analysis (through the Max-Planck Yale Center), and the Wildlife Insights initiative for camera trapping data.

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 EEB Department, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Peabody Museum, and the Yale School of the Environment. New Haven is renowned for its classic Ivy League setting, 75 miles northeast of New York City.

To apply please send, in one pdf, a short cover letter, CV and contact info for three referees to alexander.killion@yale.edu, subject: “BGC Postdoc – Macroecology”. The selection process will begin on 7 March 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The position is open to any nationality.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in our group, and we are committed to ensuring our workplace reflects those values. As such, we strongly encourage applications from researchers identifying as a member of a historically marginalized group.