Freshwater Ecology Postdoc

We’re looking for a postdoc to collaborate on an NSF-funded project that tests how body size distributions in freshwater ecosystems vary as a function of temperature and resources using NEON data. The postdoc is housed in the Biology department at the University of South Dakota. The work is a close collaboration with Dr. Jim Junker and Dr. Justin Pomeranz. Remote work is possible with the expectation of attending multi-day in-person working groups with collaborators several times per year. There is also flexibility to design and conduct independent research using USD’s artificial stream facility.

Here’s the formal application. Please share and apply.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Freshwater Ecology A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the University of South Dakota in Dr. Jeff Wesner’s lab in the Department of Biology. The NSF-funded project will examine the relationships between body size, temperature, and nutrients in stream ecosystems. We will test these relationships using data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to model individual size distributions of macroinvertebrates and fish. The candidate will also assist in the development of an R package. The successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in aquatic ecology, modeling in R, and an ability or willingness to learn Bayesian modeling. The location of this position may be flexible, to include remote work. If on-site, there will be opportunities for conducting mesocosm experiments at the University of South Dakota. This is a 12-month position with possibility of extension to 24 months. Salary is ~ $53,000 per year with benefits. Applications must include a CV, a list of three references, and a cover letter that expresses the candidate’s interest in the position and briefly highlights their qualifications. Letters of reference will be requested once initial applications are assessed. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Jeff Wesner, To apply, visit

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