The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Research Scientist I position to assess invasive carp movement and spread in tributaries of the Missouri River. This position will also assess the potential for barriers to limit or stop the spread of invasive carp.
This position will provide technical support to research projects by assisting with the collection of fish in the field and processing samples in the laboratory. The successful candidate will deploy and maintain acoustic telemetry receivers in a river and tag fish with acoustic transmitters to assess seasonal tributary movements. This position will also work closely with state and federal partners to develop methods for assessing fish movements associated with an electric barrier. Additionally, this position will train students on appropriate use of field and laboratory equipment and will be responsible for data quality control in the field and the lab. The successful candidate will also conduct data analysis and assists in writing technical reports and scientific manuscripts.
The successful candidate will possess excellent organization skills, demonstrated technical writing skills, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. The candidate will be proficient in MS Office Suite. This position requires in-state travel which may include occasional overnight stays.
Position duration is one year with the possibility of renewal.
Responsible for operation of a specialized research area or laboratory.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email email@example.com.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Special Required QualificationsDrivers License
Experience conducting fisheries investigations.
Experience sampling fish in rivers, working with acoustic tags and receivers, and analyzing acoustic telemetry data.
MS or PhD in Fisheries, Biology, or related field.
Experience trailering and operating a boat.
Experience with experimental study design.
Experience publishing scientific manuscripts.