Biometrician – Colorado

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
Start Date
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The person in this position will work within a dynamic team of biometricians and biologists to answer pressing regional management questions about bird populations using a large bird survey database. The Bird Conservancy manages one of the largest coordinated bird monitoring programs in the nation entitled Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program (
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Work within a team to apply sampling design and data analysis techniques. Common estimation and modeling methods include point-transect distance sampling, hierarchical abundance models, site occupancy, and spatial-temporal analysis of long-term monitoring data. Experience with Bayesian analysis frameworks is preferred. • Collaborate and consult with internal and external colleagues and partners to conduct data analyses and develop conservation support tools that are useful for land and wildlife management agencies. • Communicate results, including authorship of peer-reviewed manuscripts, grant proposals, and reports as well as interpreting and sharing results with land managers and public audiences directly through various outlets. Other Duties: • As assigned • Contribute to a healthy organization culture of a growing non-profit dedicated to bird conservation Knowledge, Skills and Experience required (unless otherwise noted): • PhD (preferred, MS required) in ecology, statistics, wildlife biology or zoology, with a strong understanding of math/stats and relevant experience in ecology or wildlife biology. • Experience developing abundance and occupancy models that account for incomplete detection • Proficiency in habitat relationship and landscape modelling • Knowledge of current approaches to assessing ecosystem health including ecological integrity, resilience, and resistance. • Superior R programming skills beyond basic model implementation • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Bayesian estimation and modeling, desired • Geographic Information Systems, desired • Structured Query Language, desired • Knowledge of various field methods to monitor bird populations, desired
Contact Person
Luke George
Contact Phone
9704821707, x 13
Contact eMail
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