The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science invites applications for its annual Postdoctoral Fellowship in California Conservation Science. Consistent with our mission, we seek one or two postdoctoral scholars who simultaneously conduct innovative research and interface with the conservation and management agencies that direct and lead California conservation. For our 2018 competition, we are specifically seeking one, or possibly two postdoctoral candidates who will lead a broad, conservation genomics analysis of multiple co-distributed species across Los Angeles and Southern California. Our goal for this targeted call is to determine such issues as the contribution of protected lands to the conservation of genetic diversity, the ability of species to traverse the urban landscape of Los Angeles and surrounding regions, and genetic resilience to future climate change. Work on any taxa can be appropriate. We are particularly interested in fellows who develop a taxonomically broad, multi-species approach to comparative landscape genomics. The fellows will be co-funded by the La Kretz Center and the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, working together to conduct molecular lab work and GIS-intensive analyses. We will consider candidates who have recently completed their PhD, or will have completed it by summer, 2018.

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