Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, MW CASC)

The University of Wisconsin – Madison is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position to focus on adaptive capacity and climate resilience as relates to the management of fisheries and wildlife in the midwestern US. The postdoc will be expected to be the principal analyst and researcher for a MW CASC Consortium synthesis project on incorporating climate resilience into management of fish and wildlife within the context of a changing and variable climate. Specifically, the postdoc will lead research on phenotypic variation as it relates to climate adaptation in fish and wildlife, including identifying climate-resilient phenotypes, and building a conceptual framework for incorporating adaptive capacity into fish and wildlife management. The postdoc will also collaborate closely with a working group of partners from natural resource agencies and tribal organizations. Review of applications will begin Sept 8, 2023. Details and application information

Summer 2023 Field Season Hiring (Undergraduates) is complete. We will begin this process for summer 2024 in January 2024. Example position descriptions below.

Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in summer 2024 or fall 2024 at an accredited college or university in the USA are eligible. UW-Madison students would be given priority.  Students who graduated in spring 2024 will NOT be eligible for student hourly positions for the summer of 2024.

LimnoLaunch 2024: Dates TBD for Madison & Trout Lake Station
Required for most positions listed below. Designed to 1) break down barriers for anyone with little-to-no experience doing scientific field work and gain more broad experience than on individual projects; and 2) build a better sense of community amo0ng everyone doing research on our lakes in the summer.

Below are summer 2023 position titles that have all been filled.

  • Cascade Project Storm Technician
  • Fish Ecology Field & Laboratory Assistant – Pelagic Food Web
  • Fish Ecology Field & Laboratory Assistant – Bright Spots
  • Lake Phenology Intern at Trout Lake Station
  • LTER Base Crew – Southern Lakes
  • LTER Base Crew – Trout Lake Station
  • Pond Nutrient Cycling Research Technician
  • Research Assistant – Bog Microbial Ecology
  • Science Communication Intern- Hasler Lab, Madison
  • Science Communication Intern – Trout Lake Station
  • SCUBA Field Research Assistant
  • Seepage Lake Water Quality Field & Laboratory Assistant
  • Wild Rice Intern at Trout Lake Station

Working at Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction – Video

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background—people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.”