The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Research Scientist I position to assess invasive carp movement and spread in tributaries of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
This position will provide technical support to research projects by assisting with the collection of fish in the field and processing samples in the laboratory. The successful candidate will deploy and maintain acoustic telemetry receivers in rivers and tag fish with acoustic transmitters to assess seasonal tributary movements. This position will also work closely with state and federal partners to develop methods for assessing fish movements. Additionally, this position will train students on appropriate use of field and laboratory equipment and will be responsible for data quality control in the field and the lab. The successful candidate will conduct data analysis and assists in writing technical reports and scientific manuscripts.
The successful candidate will possess excellent organization skills, demonstrated technical writing skills, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. The candidate will be proficient in MS Office Suite. This position requires in-state travel that may include overnight stays.
Experience conducting fisheries investigations.
Experience sampling fish in rivers, working with acoustic tags and receivers, and analyzing acoustic telemetry data.
MS or PhD in Fisheries, Biology, or related field.
Experience trailering and operating a boat.
Experience with experimental study design.
Experience publishing scientific manuscripts.
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