The Department of Animal & Rangeland Sciences at the Corvallis campus of Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (12-month), Fixed-Term Faculty Research Assistant position focused on sooty grouse research. This position will co-lead research focused on sooty grouse population trends and acoustic data. However, other research activities may include wildlife demographic rates and habitat use.
70% Research and Analyses: Collect, compile, and analyze research data related to wildlife population ecology, wildlife habitat, and wildlife management. Focus will be on a western Oregon sooty grouse research project in collaboration with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Continue development and implementation of methodology for research and collection of data, maintain accurate records, create and maintain database management systems, run quantitative analyses of data, and interpret results/provide conclusions based on research.
15% Report and Manuscript Writing / Presentations: Prepare reports and manuscripts focused on sooty grouse for presentation and use in peer-reviewed and Extension publications and conferences. Discuss research, ideas, and protocols with supervisor, AnRS faculty, faculty of other units, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, other state and federal agencies, and the public.
10% Supervision and Instruction: Instruct, train, and oversee undergraduate students and seasonal technicians in data collection methods in the field and in a lab setting (primarily computer work). Supervision includes hiring, planning, assigning, and approving work. It may also involve mentoring students on independent research efforts.
5% Professional Service: Contribute to the field of range and wildlife conservation via outreach efforts, service on professional boards, or related efforts.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents and submit application materials on OSU's HR website (https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/106141):
1) A resume/CV
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position
3) A statement of Research
4) Diversity Statement
5) Unofficial Transcripts
6) Names of at least three professional references, include their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Biology, Ecology, Range, Wildlife, Zoology or a closely related field. Knowledge of using Program R and ArcGIS to analyze population, abundance, or related datasets. Knowledge of wildlife statistics. Valid driver's license. History of collaborative research.
Master of Science degree in related field, experience with relevant population trend and detection probability based analytical techniques.
Experience working with forest grouse or similar species.
Experience working in western U.S. forest systems.
Demonstrated ability to write scientific papers.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.