Postdoctoral Position: Amazonian indigenous people, cultural change, and biodiversity

An interesting post-doc opportunity:

Join an exciting team on a unique project investigating the
consequences on biodiversity of cultural changes in Amazonian
indigenous communities. They are seeking enthusiastic candidates for
an 18 mo postdoctoral position, jointly based in Stanford University
(USA) and Toulouse University (France).

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to an NSF-
funded project, by developing a mathematical model of the hunting
practices of Makusi and Wapichana people in Southern Guyana and
northern Brazil. Duties will include integration and synthesis of existing
socioeconomic, hunting and environmental data sets, statistical
analyses, model building, and manuscript preparation. Opportunities to
develop independent research projects using data generated by the
project are encouraged.

Qualifications: A PhD with a background in ecology/evolution,
demonstrated interest in the broader questions in social studies and
tropical systems, a proven publication record especially in
mathematical modeling, and strong motivation. Research experience in
social systems is desirable.

Employment Conditions: The starting date is negotiable between July
and August 2009. We will offer a competitive salary commensurate
with the experience of the successful candidate.

To Apply: Please send a single PDF file containing letter of application
with statement of interest, CV and two letters of reference to Jose
Fragoso (, with cc to Jerome Chave
( For full consideration, apply by June 15 2009. The
position will remain open until filled.

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