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$30,000 - $49,999
Position Description & Details:
NDSU seeks a research specialist in wildlife ecology to work as part of a collaborative team to support research in North Dakota agroecosystems. The successful candidate will be expected to collect, analyze, and interpret data on projects investigating wildlife responses to disturbance, land-use change, and anthropogenic influences. This candidate will also be expected to lead and support grant writing for future research opportunities
Assisting graduate students with data collection and analysis
Organize, analyze, and interpret data
Write peer-reviewed manuscripts
Apply for competitive grants
Majority regular business hours
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicant Materials Required:
Cover letter, CV or resume, statement of research experience, copy of official college transcript, and contact information for three references.
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
A M.S. degree in range science, wildlife ecology, natural resource management, or a closely related discipline
Proficiency in most or all of the following programs: R, or similar analytical program, Program MARK, Program Distance, ArcGIS
Demonstrated ability to publish findings in refereed scientific journals
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to lead and supervise a team of range and wildlife technicians
Valid drivers’ license for operation of motor vehicles in the U.S.
Willingness and ability to conduct field work under weather conditions and terrain typical of North Dakota outdoor landscapes, and ability to lift 50 lbs.
Experience conducting prescribed fire
Experience in and willingness to develop collaborative research projects including the potential to collaborate with NDSU research and extension centers
Experience with range and wildlife research equipment
Experience collecting data on pollinators