Research Associate: Listed Wildlife Species, University of Illinois Springfield

University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, IL
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Full time Positions
$40,000 to $45,000 (depending on the skills and experiences) plus full benefits, mileage reimbursement for pre-approved work-related travel, opportunities for professional development, and individual office space with windows.
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I am seeking a highly-motivated research associate to contribute to the conservation and recovery of threaten and endangered wildlife species in Illinois. The research associate will work with the principal investigator and assist with field supervision, data acquisition, management and analysis, proposal development, and manuscript preparation. The research associate will be of an important research and coordinating role in implementing and evaluating the recovery actions for threatened and endangered species, including Franklin's ground squirrel and osprey, in the state of Illinois. The ideal candidate will be able to bring the knowledge and skills to our on-going work in several of the following areas: 1) demographic analysis; 2) habitat suitability and connectivity modeling for conservation planning; 3) occupancy modeling; 4) population viability analysis; 5) movement ecology; and 6) conservation genetics.
Successful candidate must have either a MS or Ph.D. degree in ecological science, wildlife, conservation biology, or related field by May 31, 2021. Candidate should have a minimum of two seasons of directly related field or professional experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS Desktop (or ArcGIS Pro), GPS, and statistical computing, such as R, are required. Experiences working with small mammals and/or birds of prey are preferred, including trapping, tagging, and radio-tracking. Successful candidate must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills. Candidate must have a commitment to high level of work quality, attention to detail, and field personnel and equipment safety. The individual must be willing to travel, have and maintain a valid driver's license, and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long hours during the field season. Application: Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Starting date: No later than July 1, 2021. This is a full-time, 12-month position with renewal contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance. To apply, please send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at 1. Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications. 2. Resume, including contact information for three references. 3. Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable).
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