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Reference : UMR5321-SEVBON-016
Workplace : ST GIRONS
Date of publication : Monday, March 09, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between € 2,617.05 and € 3,729.53 gross monthly according to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
This project seeks to adapt methods developed under the economic theory of Robust Decision Making to conservation planning in the face of uncertain future climate change. The project is a joint endeavour between the Parmesan lab at the CNRS SETE in Moulis, France and the Lempert group at the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA. The post-doc will be based in Moulis, but should be prepared to spend time in training at RAND and in coordinating the project between SETE and RAND.
Collecting and organizing data on distributions of multiple species across Europe
-Developing SDM models appropriate for each species
-Using the information thereby obtained to predict future distributions of these species under changing climates
-Applying economic modeling approaches to these results for conservation planning of threatened species
Candidates with the following qualifications will be favored:
- Expertise in species distribution modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial statistics and use of outputs from regional and global climate models
- Good mathmatical and modeling skills
- Mastery of a statistical package (preferably the R-package). Helpful if candidate has some knowledge of using a super-computer
- Familiarity with literature on conservation, climate change, and climate change adaptation
- Ability to communicate effectively in English
- Good communication skills are essential, as the results of this research should have interest to both local and international stakeholders, including governments and NGOs.
- Experience in database management
- Expertise with Endnote referencing software (required for the IPCC Chapter Scientist's position)
- Research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, the majority of which are in English.
The researcher will join a stimulating intellectual environment at SETE, located in the foothills of the Pyrenees (1h30 south of Toulouse). The work will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Rob Lempert, RAND Corporation, who will serve as second interviewer.
Constraints and risks
Submission must be made online using the CNRS jobs website by March 31, 2020:
Interviews will begin in February and continue until position is filled. Start date is flexible, but should begin by September 2020 at the latest.
Applicants should also contact Dr. Parmesan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype, with the possibility of a second in-person interview.
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