Aquatic Ecologist: Illinois

Illinois Natural History Survey/Prairie Research Institute
Champaign, Illinois
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary is commensurate with experience
Last Date to Apply
The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking an Aquatic Ecologist to conduct basic and applied research assisting with ongoing surveys for aquatic amphibians and reptiles, freshwater mollusks, and fishes that are threatened, endangered, and Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and assist with planning and analysis of research studies associated with the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. This position will be based in Champaign, Illinois.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s in biology, Ecology, Conservation, Natural Resources, or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered depending on the nature and depth of the experience related to this position. A minimum of two years of planning and leading fieldwork. Advanced-level experience with R and ArcGIS analytical platforms with a breadth of analytical ecological modeling tools. Valid Driver’s License. Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Natural Resources, or related field. Supervisory experience, including training and oversight of employees. A minimum of three years of experience leading fieldwork, predominately with aquatic amphibians and reptiles, freshwater mollusks, and fishes. R Analytical and ArcGIS Certifications. Application Procedures & Deadline Information Applications must be received by December 12, 2022. Apply for this position here using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. Application materials must include a 1) cover letter that clearly outlines your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position, 2) a CV or resume, and 3) names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Dr. Michael Dreslik at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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Dr. Michael Dreslik
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