The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab is soliciting applications for a Research Coordinator in Wildlife Ecology. A Research Coordinator is needed to assist with general field and laboratory duties associated with several ongoing research projects investigating the spatial ecology and population dynamics of wildlife. Examples of current projects include wild pig ecology and management, carnivore ecology, rabies management, and ecotoxicology of game species. The position will be based at the Savannah River Site located nearby Aiken, SC. Potential also exists for some travel to international field sites.
Responsibilities: The selected candidate will be responsible for assistance with the oversight and collection of data, general lab organization and data management, and assisting the PI’s with other assigned tasks. Opportunities also may exist for involvement in data analysis and publication of peer reviewed manuscripts. The preferred start date for this position is approximately December 1st 2019. The position will be renewed annually, pending availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Qualifications: A M.S. in wildlife ecology or a related field is required, although exceptional candidates with a B.S. and previous professional experience equivalent to a Master’s degree will be considered. The candidate should have a strong background in applied wildlife ecology and prior experience conducting field research. Preference will be given to applicants possessing both strong field and organizational skills. In particular, prior experience capturing and handling carnivores, large mammals or similar species, and experience using firearms is desired. The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, effective communication with the PI’s, and the ability to work collaboratively.
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory: The successful candidate will be located at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in Aiken, SC. The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is a research unit of the University of Georgia located on the 310 mi2 Savannah River Site, a Department of Energy facility near Aiken, SC. With a staff of over 140 faculty members, postdocs, research professionals, technicians, and graduate students, the laboratory pursues basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training, and service to the community through environmental outreach. Throughout its 65+ year history SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship.
Application: To apply, please send the following in a single PDF document: 1) cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, 2) a CV, and 3) names and contact information for three references to Jim Beasley: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed starting September 23rd and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Salary will be $35,000-$40,000 per year plus medical and retirement benefits. More information on research in the Beasley lab can be found at: http://www.beasleywildlifelab.srel.uga.edu/index.html
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.