The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society in the College of Forestry is soliciting applications for a Research Associate (Post Doc) to work as part of a collaborative effort between the laboratories of Dr. Jim Rivers ( and Dr. Matt Betts ( This position will assist with research projects that are investigating space use, habitat selection, and breeding ecology of the endangered Marbled Murrelet in western Oregon. The incumbent will be responsible for several project components that include but are not limited to:

  1. Evaluating marine and terrestrial habitat use by murrelets during the breeding season.
  2. Quantifying breeding behaviors obtained from remote nest cameras (e.g., incubation, offspring provisioning).
  3. Helping to lead field efforts at-sea capture, tagging of murrelets, and execution of field data collection.
  4. Leveraging existing data to further project objectives.

For additional details, please see the official posting, here.