Oportunidad para trabajar en conservación de muricélagos y otros mamíferos ~ Bioblogia.net

14 de septiembre de 2022

Oportunidad para trabajar en conservación de muricélagos y otros mamíferos

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Now Hiring: Research Biologist – Bat Specialist

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) is seeking to hire a full time Research Biologist with dedicated experience with bats to be part of our expanding research and conservation efforts. Working with the existing team, the successful candidate will play an integral role in helping steer the strategic growth of BRI’s Mammal Program, including leading the development of a wildlife acoustics lab.

It is intended that the successful candidate will join our team in Portland, Maine and support current projects related to (1) wind and solar energy permitting needs, (2) threatened and endangered species surveys and tracking at Department of Defense installations, and (3) contaminant assessment for the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Fish & Wildlife Service. Opportunities exist for working directly with multiple bat species, as well as other mammal taxa. Future research also includes the potential for international research addressing contaminants and diseases on a global level.

The successful candidate will primarily conduct acoustic or mist-net surveys for bats, analyze data and communicate findings in reports, scientific communications, and peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will represent BRI in professional settings, including relevant wildlife conferences and forums. This position may also work collaboratively with BRI’s other programs on cross disciplinary projects (e.g., with the Tropical, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Programs).

Position Requirements: Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with state, federal, industry and other decision-makers as needed to ensure project goals
Willingness and ability to travel during the field season and to supervise and/or conduct field work in challenging conditions
Demonstrated leadership to steer the creation of a wildlife acoustics lab that will focus on bats, but also include marine mammals and birds
Oversee international work in multiple countries with a focus on a better understanding of environmental contaminants and disease exposure
Perform acoustic data collection and/or conduct mist-nest capture of bats including the collection of tissue samples as needed by work scopes
Oversee and perform roost emergence counts and hibernaculum surveys
Demonstrated experience and proficiency in use of bat detectors, bat acoustic software programs (i.e., Kaleidoscope), and radio telemetry techniques is helpful
Conduct field monitoring and research activities in the US as well as internationally
Must be a strong writer with the ability to contribute to reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and science communications
Use of R, Python, and ArcGIS to write scripts to manage and analyze survey, tracking, and other types of ecological data preferred
Assist in the design and development of research proposals
Possess problem solving ability with strong interpersonal skills, that include project management
Work independently and supervise regular and seasonal team members in a positive work environment
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director with specific potential interests to build an international presence within the bat science community.

Other Requirements:

The successful candidate must possess: a PhD in biology or natural resource related field and be willing to work toward obtaining a USFWS Federal Endangered Species permit for northern long eared and Indiana bats (if a permit is not yet secured). Experience with statistical software and ESRI products is necessary. Proficiency in identifying bat calls and running acoustic detectors is desired (but not required) as this position will serve as the lead for BRI’s new wildlife acoustics lab.

The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States as well as proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Candidate will be required to have a titer test to determine the level of antibodies against rabies and/or have the rabies vaccination series to prevent rabies infection. BRI will provide authorization and pay for a titer test to be administered, and provide authorization and pay for any rabies vaccination, if necessary.

Work Schedule and Location:

This is a full-time salaried position based at BRI’s Portland, Maine office. Recognizing that wildlife work often requires intensive field stints, BRI is dedicated to an office culture that is relaxed, supportive of both families and the individual needs of our staff.

For this position, field sites are generally located in the Northeast and along the Eastern Seaboard but may also include locations across the US, A growing interest within BRI is to respond to opportunities at an international level – with specific funding of projects currently in Antigua and Barbuda, Columbia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, and Peru.


Salary commensurate with experience. BRI offers a fully paid employee health insurance premium, plus optional dependent coverage, dental, LTD and life insurance, 401k with match, and generous paid PTO and holidays. Costs associated with work travel are reimbursed.

To apply: Applications should be sent to jobs@briloon.org or mail to Biodiversity Resource Institute, Attn: Human Resources (MPFC), 276 Canco Rd., Portland, ME 04103

All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

276 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103, 207.839.7600. www.briwildlife.org

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