U. S. Geological Survey Assistant Unit Leader –Wetland/Waterbird Ecologist with expertise in habitat management and spatial ecology: U. S. Geological Survey with non-tenure faculty appointment with the School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Agricultural Center
The Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (SDCFWRU) exists by cooperative agreement among the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI). Unit scientists work closely with cooperator agencies to address research needs relevant to the state, region, and nation and contribute to graduate academic programs at LSU.
We seek an ecologist to conduct research in natural resources ecology with applications to waterfowl and waterbird habitat management at landscape levels. Ideally, the candidate will have research experience in bottomland hardwoods, rice prairie, Mississippi Alluvial Valley agricultural regions, or similar systems. Expertise in spatial analyses and remote sensing is highly desirable.
The Assistant Unit Leader will serve in a dual capacity and will be employed by USGS and hold a separate LSU faculty appointment without tenure at a professional level commensurate with experience. The faculty appointment will be made in the School of Renewable Natural Resources. Unit faculty generally teach one graduate level course per year.
Louisiana State University’s School of Renewable Natural Resources offers a rich academic environment with exceptional expertise in a broad range of wetland associated fields. The School of Renewable Natural Resources has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs. Faculty within the Department train students through nine undergraduate areas of concentration: Conservation Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Wildlife Ecology, Ecological Restoration, Wetland Science, Forest Resources Management, Forest Enterprise, Wildlife Habitat Planning, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine Wildlife and Fisheries. There are approximately 275 undergraduates and 50 graduate students in the School. There are currently 31 faculty members in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, including two USGS, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit scientists.
The incumbent is expected to work closely with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The Division’s robust research and management programs provide the prospect of leveraging considerable resources to study wetland ecology and management in the numerous rivers and coastal marshes of Louisiana. There are myriad wetland-related issues to explore and funding for wetlands research in Louisiana is robust as much of the state’s economy, culture, and natural resources are wetland-associated. This creates a great research environment as well as a wonderful teaching environment.
A Ph.D. in ecology/wildlife biology, natural resources, biology or related fields. One or more years of post-Ph.D. research experience in wildlife ecology or closely related areas. Candidates must be citizens of the USA.
Applicants will need to apply through the USA Jobs and meet requirements for federal service. The announcement open to current federal employees is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603386200
The announcement open to the public is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603385600
Please direct questions about the position to: Dr. Sammy King, email@example.com; Unit Leader, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
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