Fish and Wildlife Research coordinator (Cornell U, USA) ~

20 de febrero de 2016

Fish and Wildlife Research coordinator (Cornell U, USA)

The New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NYCFWRU) in the Department of Natural Resources seeks a highly motivated individual who is interested in helping to coordinate and manage large research projects contributing to fish and wildlife research as it relates to the conservation and management of natural resource systems. The research projects will be varied, and may include fish and wildlife population estimation, spatial ecology, habitat studies, sampling methodologies, and decision analysis. Additionally, the individual will contribute to the overall functioning of the NYCFWRU, including assisting graduate students, providing technical assistance and training to our cooperators, and managing data and disseminating research findings. The position involves working closely with staff and students of the NYCFWRU, staff from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and research faculty at Cornell University.

Specific duties include:
Coordinate and organize overall planning and preparation of projects; Coordinate field project logistics for Unit students and staff; Provide training and assist in the supervision of students, field personnel, undergraduate researchers, and citizen scientists; Summarize data and conduct statistical analyses where appropriate; Manage field data collections and databases.

Develop and maintain a web site for the NYCFWRU; Maintain Unit equipment and inventory of field and lab supplies and equipment, authorize equipment orders/services as needed; Manage the collection and analysis of data, including the design and maintenance of computer database systems for long-term data storage and retrieval, creating new databases/storage when needed; Provide technical assistance and/or training to the NYSDEC, Division of Fish and Wildlife and Marine Resources staff; Create and develop outreach materials and informational products such as posters, brochures, fact sheets and other publications for the purpose of transmitting research findings of the Unit to a broad audience, including a tri-annual Unit newsletter and an annual Unit report.

This is a term position of one year, whereas the initial term and any subsequent reappointments are contingent upon funding and successful performance. It is expected that the position will be renewed on an annual basis.

Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in biology, wildlife, fisheries, zoology, environmental studies, natural resources, or closely related field and 3 but less than 5 years of experience. Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively interact and communicate with state and federal agencies, students, academics, and the general public. Candidates with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and a team-oriented approach are most likely to succeed in this position. Must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license and ability to travel statewide.

Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate must possess strong computer skills, skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and proper judgment in accomplishing tasks whether acting independently or participating effectively on a team. He/she must possess sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University and have the ability to work well with a diverse group in a professional and respectful work environment. The candidate must be comfortable with multitasking and adapt to competing priorities.

M.S. degree in biology, wildlife, fisheries, zoology, environmental studies, natural resources, or closely related field. Demonstrated ability to implement and conduct wildlife and/or fish research studies. Project management and supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience in statistical data analysis and writing research reports and manuscripts for publication. Knowledge of quantitative approaches to estimating fish and wildlife populations, with specific emphasis on estimation (e.g., occupancy, capture-recapture), proficiency with statistical analysis software (e.g., R, MARK, UNMARKED, PRESENCE). Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific society meetings desirable.

Driver check required. Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Salary: $52,129 - $66,000

Application Process:
For specific questions, please contact Dr. Angela Fuller, Leader, New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University;

On-line application:

Unique among peer institutions in the United States, the breadth of disciplinary expertise in the Department of Natural Resources—from ethics and social sciences to conservation genetics and applied ecology—creates a stimulating multi-disciplinary atmosphere for students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars. Furthermore, the Department of Natural Resources is exceptional in its strong collaborative ties across Cornell, other universities, governmental agencies and leading environmental and conservation organizations. Consistently ranked among the top college environmental programs in the nation, we contribute creative and impactful science and education to address many of the urgent environmental issues of the 21st century. We provide essential information to communities, conservation and environmental professionals, and policy makers, as well as educators and researchers worldwide.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Angela K. Fuller

Unit Leader and Associate Professor

U. S. Geological Survey

New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Department of Natural Resources

211 Fernow Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-3001

Unit (607) 255-2839; Fax (607) 255-1895

Office (607) 255-2841

Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

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