NDSU seeks a research specialist in wildlife ecology to work as part of a collaborative team to support research in North Dakota agroecosystems. The successful candidate will be expected to collect, analyze, and interpret data on projects investigating wildlife responses to disturbance, land-use change, and anthropogenic influences. The successful candidate should have previous experience in both grant writing and publishing of peer-reviewed manuscripts, but additional opportunities to develop these skills will be provided. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and seasonal technicians at times so the most competitive applicants will have demonstrated the ability to manage personnel.
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.
NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.
NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.
NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!
-An M.S. degree in range science, wildlife ecology, natural resource management, or a closely related discipline
-Proficiency in most or all of the following programs: R, or similar analytical program, Program MARK, Program Distance, ArcGIS
-Demonstrated ability to publish findings in refereed scientific journals
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Ability to lead and supervise a team of range and wildlife technicians
-Valid drivers’ license for operation of motor vehicles in the U.S.
-Willingness and ability to conduct field work under weather conditions and terrain typical of North Dakota outdoor landscapes, and ability to lift 50 lbs.
-Experience conducting prescribed fire
-Experience in and willingness to develop collaborative research projects including the potential to collaborate with NDSU research and extension centers
-Experience with range and wildlife research equipment
-Experience collecting data on pollinators
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, CV or resume, statement of research experience, copy of official college transcript, and contact information for three references to the NDSU jobs board by following the link pasted below and clicking on the "apply for job" link.