Colorado State University
Department of Mathematics
Department of Statistics
Program for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Ecology, and Statistics

Postdoctoral Positions

The Program for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Ecology, and Statistics (PRIMES) is seeking to hire two postdocs to begin in the 2004 academic year. These postdocs will be fully integrated into the research and educational activities of PRIMES, which is a new graduate program in quantitative ecology supported by an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) grant from the National Science Foundation. PRIMES enhances and integrates existing degree programs at Colorado State University with the goal of providing graduate students with the skills to tackle modern ecological problems using mathematical and statistical techniques.  PRIMES involves leading Colorado State faculty and researchers from across campus, as well as scientists from several government agencies. PRIMES research activities are organized into five research focus groups: Ecology of Managed Ecosystems; Ecology of Global Change; Dynamics of Introduced Disease; Aquatic Resources Modeling; and Evolution in Structured Populations.  More details about PRIMES are available at

 Post-Doctoral position in population/quantitative genetics

This position will be associated with the Department of Mathematics and the United States Department of Agriculture ARS National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation on a project to develop optimization algorithms for use in selecting and maintaining plant genetic diversity for the purpose of genebanking.  A key goal is to develop computational methods for analyzing genetic marker data.  Current areas of emphasis include (1) Population genetic-based statistical methods for inference of population structure and evolutionary history from genetic data and (2) Modeling of genetic erosion in ex-situ collections.

 The successful applicant should have either a background in population genetics and conservation with at least some experience in computational methods or should come from a quantitative field and have a strong interest in biology.  A Ph.D. in a related field is required.  Good computer programming skills are essential.

Post-Doctoral position in the Department of Statistics

This position will be associated with the Department of Statistics and will have research and educational responsibilities both to the Department of Statistics and PRIMES. The successful candidate should have experience or interest in the area of quantitative ecology. Research interest in spatial statistics, Bayesian statistics, time series, or sampling is preferred. A Ph.D. in statistics or a related field is required

PRIMES funding requires postdoctoral applicants be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  The initial appointment for these positions will be for one year with an option of a second year, if found mutually agreeable.

Applications and guidelines may be obtained at:

Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, and copies of relevant publications.  In addition, candidates should request 2-3 letters of recommendation to be sent separately to:

Don Estep
Department of Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1874

 For full consideration, applications should be received no later than January 12, 2004.  However, applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all federal and Colorado laws, regulations and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all programs. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. In order to assist Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so identify themselves.