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Assistant Scientist I - Natural Resources Ecology & Management

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: March 15, 2020

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Position Information:Position Title:Assistant Scientist I - Natural Resources Ecology & ManagementJob Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and 1 year of related experience.Preferred Qualifications:Degree in Wildlife, Fisheries, Natural Resource management or related fields.Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Wildlife, Fisheries, Natural Resource management or related fields.Field experience working with vertebrates or invertebrates in the Midwest.Field crew supervision experience.Experience that demonstrates management of large databases.Formatting input files for and analyzing demographic data with MARK or DISTANCE programs.Experience with R programming.Demonstrated record of publications in scientific journals.Valid U.S. driver's license and the ability to be authorized to drive a university vehicle.Job Description:The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) (http://www.nrem.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Scientist I in the area of Wildlife Ecology. This individual will work on a long-term project (Iowas Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring [MSIM] project) to monitor wildlife species (vertebrates and invertebrates) and inform conservation measures for rare species in Iowa. This position will be responsible for summarizing and analyzing project data, preparing annual and final reports, publishing the results in peer-reviewed journals, conducting fieldwork throughout Iowa, and helping manage a field crew of approximately 20-30 seasonal workers. The fieldwork will include a mix of sampling techniques to monitor vertebrate (mammal, bird, herptile, and fish) and invertebrate (butterfly, dragonfly, crayfish, and mussel) species at selected sites throughout Iowa. In addition, the position will be responsible for purchasing field equipment, regularly visiting field sites, and collecting field data in conjunction with seasonal employees.The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and help manage a large field crew; strong organizational, supervisory, and time management skills; and the ability to manipulate a large database of field records, and extract formatted data input files from the database are essential.This is a term position with opportunity for renewal. All accrued vacation must be used during term of appointment or will be forfeited.Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)Proposed End Date or Length of Term:December 31, 2022Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Rate Type:SalaryPay Grade:33Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on Apply and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Original Posting Date:February 26, 2020Posting Close Time:This posting will close at 12:00 AM on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM the day prior.Posting Close Date:March 30, 2020Job Requisition Number:R1789Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State Universitys Principles of Community.All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the universitys verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu. If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.General ISU compensation information can be found here: https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation.All postings close at 12:01 AM on the date listed. That said, the posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM the day prior.

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