The salary range for this position is $5,373.33 - $6,000.00 per month depending upon qualifications and is non-negotiable.
The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position in primatology. The position is part of a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded, interdisciplinary project, integrating anthropology and statistics, to advance knowledge and understanding of how primates adapt to risks and rewards in anthropogenic landscapes. The overall project goals are to: 1) analyze how a human-induced landscape of fear affects primate decision-making about when, where, and with whom to forage and move, 2) broaden our understanding of the demographic, cultural, and emotional factors underlying people’s propensity to interact with primates, and 3) generate novel statistical methodology for holistic, quantitative inference about decision-making that will be broadly applicable to the Social, Behavioral, and Economic sciences. The specific system that we are investigating is the human-macaque interface on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
The postdoc would work primarily with the PI, Dr. Erin Riley (SDSU), with extensive collaboration with co-PIs, Dr. Henry Scharf (Statistics, University of Arizona), Dr. Amanda Ellwanger (Anthropology, Georgia State University- Perimeter College), and the PIs’s Indonesian counterpart, Dr. Ngakan Putu Oka (Forestry, UNHAS). This one-year position will begin June 17, 2024, with the possibility of an additional year of funding. The postdoc would primarily be based at the PI’s field research site in South Sulawesi, Indonesia to collect behavioral, ecological, and spatial data on wild moor macaques (Macaca maura) and their interface with humans in Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park.
The postdoc position is supported through the NSF Build and Broaden program. In accordance with the program vision, the overall project will foster collaborative research partnerships that will expand research capacity at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), broaden access to research opportunities for underrepresented students, and create strong, scaffolded scholarly networks across multiple national and international institutions to enhance research productivity in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will play an integral role in carrying out the project research goals and supporting research opportunities for underrepresented students. They will help gather and analyze primary data. In collaboration with the PIs, they will help train and lead research assistants in additional data collection. They will take on both leading and supporting roles in the preparation and publication of multiple articles in relevant peer-reviewed journals.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is responsible for but not limited to:
Position Specific Responsibilities 95%
Other Duties as Assigned 5%
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
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