Research Associate (Fisheries)-Ohio
Summary of duties.—The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology/Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Associate 1-B/H to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
This individual will assist Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife biologists with projects associated with fisheries research and management. This is a 1-year position (renewable for a second year) stationed at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit, Hebron, Ohio. Duties include field and office work and may require working in inclement weather, evenings, and occasional weekends.
Primary activities include collecting fisheries data for standardized population assessments and for research projects in Ohio reservoirs, streams, and the Ohio River. The individual in this position will assist in the preparation of manuscripts based on fisheries research and management data; lead/coordinate independent fisheries research and management projects; and, generally contribute to activities at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit. Additional duties include: sample processing (fish aging, water quality measurements), data entry, data analysis, and data summarization. Strongly desired skills include: field sampling experience (fisheries techniques, limnological approaches); sample processing knowledge; proficiency with: statistical analysis of large and/or complex datasets, statistical and/or empirical modeling, database management, GIS skills, and a demonstrated commitment to excellent written and verbal communication. Many of these skills can be improved on the job. Importantly, this individual must be able to work independently and as a team member.
Required qualifications.— Master of Science degree in Fisheries Management, Aquatic Ecology, or related field; strong statistical and data management skills; demonstrated excellence in written and verbal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Wage.—Up to $18.23/hour.
Closing date.—November 11, 2018.
Direct additional questions to Joseph Conroy @ [email protected]
Apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/90126
Post-Doc Research Associate, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to contribute to efforts that will characterize limits to and conservation opportunities for fluvial fishes and their habitats throughout the United States. The research associate will have two sets of responsibilities:
- Contribute to on-going efforts to model distributions of fluvial fishes throughout their native ranges. The research associate will support development of species distribution models using established analytical procedures, and they will be expected to integrate results into products that can aid in efforts to conserve fishes from both current and future threats. The research associate will work closely with colleagues from the US Geological Survey to ensure that outcomes from this work, including data, analytical procedures, and modeling results, can be used by a diverse group of stakeholders nationally.
- Develop approaches to characterize the degree to which stream habitats may be modified by current and future landscape-scale influences over large spatial extents. In support of this task, the research associate will conduct a review of publically-available stream habitat data and a literature review of habitat assessment methodologies. Based on types of data available, the research associate will work collaboratively with a national group of stakeholders to develop approaches that identify the degree to which habitats vary with current and future influences.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in aquatic or fisheries ecology and/or related field within last 5 years. Applicants must be able to work independently and in collaboration with other researchers; publish findings in peer-reviewed journals; and write proposals and reports. This is a one-year position renewed annually with extension contingent on funding and performance.
Applicants must have a demonstrable understanding of landscape influences on aquatic habitats and organisms and knowledge of ways in which such influences can vary. Experience with multivariate statistical analysis and/or modeling and with Geographic Information Systems are required. The job will involve travel and coordination among various stakeholders. The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr. Dana Infante.
Application Process: Submit a cover letter, statement of research interests and career goals, CV, relevant publications, and contact information for three references to http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/, Posting number 538063. Contact Dr. Dana Infante ([email protected]) with questions.
Closing Date: Review of applicants will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
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