Associate Ecologist – California

Agency
Integral Ecology Research Center
Location
Blue Lake, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$3200/ month
Start Date
10/16/2017
Last Date to Apply
10/07/2017
Website
http://www.IERCecology.org
Description
Job duties you will be required to perform: Field Duties (50%) • Assist with data collection at remote field sites: soil, water, invertebrate, vegetation sampling • Assist with documentation and reclamation duties on the Marijuana and the Environment Project • Assist with small mammal trapping, remote camera surveys, and carnivore scat surveys • Survey for various wildlife species according to IERC or agency protocols • Assist in the capture, processing and monitoring of radio- and GPS-collared wildlife • Assist in environmental sample collection for DNA analysis Data Management Duties (50%) • Assist and/or lead in data entry; assist and/or lead projects in data management and analysis • Assist and/or lead development of reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals • Assist and/or lead in writing grant proposals and cooperative agreements • Communicate effectively & regularly with PIs & work cooperatively with others in other disciplines (law enforcement; local, state, federal agencies; safety coordinators) • Occasionally work in areas that require helicopter transportation • Travel to field sites throughout northern California will be a common requirement; occasional travel to other areas of California and Oregon is required
Qualifications
*) Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or similar discipline *) Ability to pass a background security clearance *) Ability to proficiently drive vehicles in 4-wheel drive conditions and drive an all-terrain vehicle; good driving record *) Ability to perform strenuous physical activity, work extended hours in harsh conditions *) Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs of field equipment long distances *) Ability to hike long distances in steep and mountainous terrain *) Ability to camp at or stay at project locations for up to 5 nights at a time Preferred Qualifications: 1) Proven record of data analysis and writing skills through peer-reviewed publications, 2) Master’s degree in Biology, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or similar. To apply: please submit 1) a current resume, 2) a current department of motor vehicles driving record, 3) a cover letter that details your experience that has prepared you for this position and your interests in the different aspects of this position, 4) the names and contact information for three professional references who can confirm your employment, skills and abilities, and 5) two examples of your writing skills for which you were the primary author or generator of the material.
Contact Person
Dr. Greta Wengert
Contact eMail
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