Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan
Research Associate-Fixed Term
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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department:Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
The Center for Cooperative Ecological Resilience (CCER), in collaboration with the Sault Tribe Wildlife Program (STWP) seeks one postdoctoral research associate to support on-going wildlife and forest ecology research and assessment projects ranging from fire response monitoring to integrated population modelling for tribally important species such as gray wolves, snowshoe hare, and ruffed grouse.
The successful candidate will have a desire to work collaboratively with tribal, federal, and state agencies with a diverse team focused on engaging Anishinaabe and western science frameworks and have a background in quantitative ecological analysis techniques.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop single and multi-species point/process and space use models by integrating a variety of data sources.
Collaborate with STWP, CCER, and United States Forest Service staff on model construction, analyses, and interpretation.
Assist with development of field sampling designs and appropriate statistical analyses.
Collaborate with STWP in the capture and handling of wildlife associated with field assessment projects for gray wolves in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Co-author peer reviewed publications and grant applications with CCER affiliates and partners.
Assist CCER graduate students with analysis techniques.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -wildlife ecology or related field
PhD in wildlife ecology or related field is required. Necessary skills include proficiency with R-coding, GIS, data management techniques, and modeling.
Experience interacting and working collaboratively with natural resource agencies. Prefer familiarity with ecosystems of Great Lakes Region, United States.
Required Application Materials
Please submit your CV, letter of interest, and transcripts (unofficial).
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife was established in 1950 with faculty drawn from several different units. Since that time, both the faculty and the issues of importance in fisheries and wildlife have changed significantly. Our Mission, Vision, and Values build on our core strengths and prepare us for continuing change in societal needs, scientific understanding, and educational priorities. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement. We believe a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment enriches the department and fosters innovation in teaching, research, and engagement with partners and the public.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Advertised: Aug 15, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time