FISH & WILDLIFE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Lead Marine Mammal Researcher
Are you passionate about Washington’s Marine Mammals?
In this position you would conduct research designed to advance the scientific knowledge of ecological requirements and population dynamics of marine mammals. This position is responsible for conducting independent work as well as collaborating with other federal and state resource management agencies and higher education institutions involved with wildlife research in Washington.
With that in mind,
Picture yourself as the Agency’s expert on marine mammals and representing the Agency on technical committees and presenting research and results at local and regional scientific conferences.
We see a person who can communicate well with all people. This person would not only inform, but they would also create a positive dialogue with all parties involved.
The optimal candidate is a team player who respects and values the opinions of others, creating an inclusive cohesive team environment where every member feels they contribute to the project.
PhD. in Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology, or related field; PhD. in Statistics with a focus on ecological systems or a related field; or a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Advanced knowledge in statistics and data analysis.
Expert understanding of scientific methods and protocols.
Advanced writing skills and the ability to publish in peer-reviewed publications as first author.
Advanced knowledge of research and survey/monitoring study design.
Previous supervisory experience.
Fluent in programming and statistical software such as R and other statistical analysis packages, database/spreadsheet software.
Knowledge of marine mammal/fishery interactions and issues.
Safe boat operation in various marine environments.
Successful grant writing experience.
Ability to track and manage budgets.
Ability to capture and safely handle marine mammals.