Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Agency, Location Columbia Basin, Caudill at the Univ of ID
Categories Professional
Job # 09882

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fish Ecology Research Lab

A post-doctoral position is available to investigate adult salmonid migration ecology in the Columbia Basin supervised by Chris Caudill at the University of Idaho ( The successful candidate will contribute to a project assessing rates and potential causes of prespawn mortality in the region and will develop research that contributes to other on-going research activities investigating the migration ecology of anadromous salmonids, Pacific lamprey and American shad in the Columbia, Snake and Willamette rivers. Potential areas include bioenergetics and life-cycle modeling of migration in relation to river temperatures, climate change and prespawn mortality (with D. Isaak [USFS] and L. Crozier [NOAA-Fisheries]), use of genomics to evaluate relationships between gene expression and migration behavior, analysis of life history characteristics using scales, otoliths and existing databases, and/or statistical analysis of relationships between migration behavior and environmental factors. Anticipated two year position, with the second year contingent on performance and availability of funding.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries, conservation biology, population genetics or closely related field.


Review of applications will begin 4 February. Anticipated start date is 1 April 2013, although some flexibility is available. Additional information, requirements, and application information is available at below link.