Post-doctoral position in ecological/conservation modeling at CNRS (France). Project is on Conservation Planning under Climate Change in the Parmesan lab. 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 endevour 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 will be expected to spend 1-2 months in training at RAND and will help coordinate the project between SETE and RAND. This project is part of a Make Our Planet Great Again grant to Parmesan.


The successful candidate must have obtained a PhD in ecology or conservation with expertise in species’ distribution modeling and statistics. 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
• Experience in database management
• Ability to communicate effectively in English

The researcher will join a stimulating intellectual environment at SETE as part of the lab of Professor Camille Parmesan, located in the foothills of the Pyrenees (1.5 hours south of Toulouse, France). The post-doctorate length will be 1-2 years. Aim for start date of late spring 2022, or as soon as possible. The work will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Rob Lempert, RAND Corporation, who will serve as second interviewer. The successful candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation or related field by the beginning of the postdoctoral fellowship.

Applicants must submit a CV, pdfs of 1-3 publications, a cover letter indicating research interests and experience, and contact information for two reference letters (all as pdf files). Email questions and/or application documents to Professor Camille Parmesan at: Applications will be taken starting now. Interviews will begin in early April. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype, with a second in-person interview at SETE if possible.

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