This is a high-level scientist position responsible for planning and conducting fisheries-related research on Wisconsin's inland waters, with a strategic focus on assessing best management of Wisconsin’s sportfish communities and understanding interactions between fish communities and land use, eutrophication, invasive species, and other environmental variables. This position serves as principle investigator for priority fisheries research on aquatic ecosystems statewide. The position provides key leadership for statewide problem-solving for fisheries-related issues, including the foundation for and integration of science-based natural resource management and policy with internal and external partner programs statewide. The incumbent independently designs and conducts statistically valid research experiments, conducts statistical analyses, and publishes high-quality scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. A major job responsibility includes technology transfer among and consulting with Office of Applied Science, fisheries research program staff, various Department bureaus, outside fisheries research and management agencies and university partners, and interested public. The incumbent works with Department Fisheries Management personnel and Office of Applied Science office director and team leaders to identify and address important fisheries research needs, setting both short- and long-term strategic directions. The incumbent will independently seek outside funding for future research projects. The researcher maintains a high degree of professional excellence as reflected in peer-reviewed publications, leadership on internal technical teams and external technical work groups and committees, attendance and presentations at scientific meetings, and participation in scientific professional societies. Strong interactions with university partners, including serving on graduate committees and mentoring and interacting with students and postdoctoral candidates, commensurate with university adjunct status is expected.
To be considered for this position, Required Qualifications include:
1. Knowledge and understanding of Fisheries, Natural Resource Management, and/ or Limnology.
2. Knowledge and understanding of research principles, scientific sampling methods, data collection techniques, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, fisheries and ecological modeling.
3. Experience leading teams and working individually with limited direction.
In addition, Preferred Qualifications include:
1. Skill and experience with fish radio telemetry and surgical procedures used in data collection.
2. Experience transferring research findings in peer reviewed publications, technical and non-technical reports, external partners, and the public.
3. Experience seeking out and securing alternative funding sources.
4. Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and interpret data.
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