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1 de julio de 2022

Dos puestos de asistente para un proyecto con cárabo californiano

Research Associate – Movement and Habitat Ecology of Mexican Spotted Owls

Position Summary
The Jones Lab at the University of New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain Research Station ( is seeking two (2) research associates to lead a multi-site GPS-tagging project on the threatened Mexican spotted owl. The project aims to understand movement ecology and habitat selection of Mexican spotted owls in the seasonally dry forests of the southwestern United States using high-accuracy GPS tracking. Results from the study will directly inform large-scale forest restoration efforts within the range of this threatened species. The research associates will plan, coordinate, and lead field data collection efforts during the breeding season (approximately April through August). Field data collection will primarily occur at two study sites, one in northern Arizona and another in southern New Mexico; during the field season, each research associate will be physically based at one of these locations. During the ‘off-season’ (September through March), research associates will be based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will write reports, contribute to peer-reviewed publications, assist with permitting, engage in pre-season field planning, and lead hiring of field staff. Each research associate will supervise a team of 4-5 technicians during the summers.
Minimum qualifications are an M.Sc. in wildlife ecology or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience capturing and/or handling raptors, supervising field staff, and carrying out successful field projects. Proficiency in basic geospatial data analysis and mapping using a GIS is essential.
Candidates must also have the ability to and interest in working on a collaborative project with multiple
stakeholders on high-profile and controversial conservation issues.
The position will be based out of Albuquerque, NM, and candidates must be willing to physically relocate to Albuquerque. The research associates will be employed through the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico and will be affiliated with the USDA Forest Services via the Rocky Mountain Research Station, working out of the Albuquerque Lab in downtown Albuquerque. More information about life in the city of Albuquerque can be found here:
Ideal start date for the position is October 1, 2022, but there is some flexibility if other accommodations are needed. The position has two years of guaranteed funding, but we anticipate securing a third year of funding for this project. There is also a possibility of a longer-term extension or transition to a more permanent role in the lab. Starting salary is $50,000 and includes an insurance and benefits package.
How to apply
Email a 1-page cover letter describing your background and interests in the position, a CV, and contact
information for 3 references to Dr. Gavin Jones ( The deadline for submitting applications is 1 August 2022.

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