Research Assistant – Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro, Maryland – Seasonal

Agency
THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION
Location
Patuxent River Park , !6000 Croom Airport Rd. Upper Marlboro,Md.
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$16.50 per hour
Start Date
01/15/2022
Last Date to Apply
11/24/2022
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mncppc/jobs/3774308/research-assistant-patuxent-river-park-seasonal?keywords=research&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Description
Patuxent River Park, located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is hiring one (1) Research Assistant to co-lead the analysis and writing of a peer-reviewed publication on Sora (Porzana carolina) migration chronology, determined with radio telemetry from an existing dataset to be submitted to a scientific journal. The field-based research has been completed. All candidates must possess a minimum of a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Science, or a related field and have extensive education or research experience using R statistical analysis. The ideal candidate has previous experience with the Motus wildlife tracking network and related data analysis. Housing is not provided. Ad hoc telework is permitted. The primary focus of this position is to work on the data analysis and publication. This position does provide an excellent opportunity to network with researchers of wetland birds and raptors. Chances to participate in other ongoing projects such as Osprey banding, Wood duck, and Barn owl nest box monitoring may be available as time permits. This is the perfect opportunity to jump start a career and become a co-author on a peer-reviewed paper of original wetland research. This position will primarily work Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Occasional evening work may be required.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Wildlife Science, or related field, M.S. preferred Must possess excellent scientific and technical writing skills Must have R statistical analysis and programming skills, preferably related to Motus PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Motus wildlife tracking system experience Knowledge of Movebank Interest in ornithology Effective communication skills Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Teams Ability to meet deadlines
Contact Person
Greg Kearns
Contact eMail
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