Stream Ecologist – (Illinois)

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
East Alton, Illinois
Job Category
Full time Positions
$58,767 / Commensurate with experience
Last Date to Apply
The RiverWatch Director & Stream Ecologist leads citizen science/community-based research conducted at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, including overseeing the RiverWatch Citizen Science program. This includes management of the citizen scientist training program, supervision of paid staff and volunteers, development of original research on stream ecology and citizen science, and dissemination of study results to both the public and scientific community.
• PhD in aquatic resources, stream ecology or other related field • Strong quantitative and data management skills • Evidence of ability to collaborate with researchers from other disciplines and agencies • Experience in small streams and watersheds, water quality standards, sampling procedures, and aquatic macroinvertebrates. • Highly motivated, creative, organized, experienced individual who wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. • Experience in community-based outreach education with one to three years teaching in formal or non-formal environment is highly desired. • Experience with project and personnel management. • Excellent writing, presentations, and public relations skills. • Proven grant writing and fundraising experience. • Strong organizational and time management skills. • Must exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and plans. • Requires occasional statewide travel. Must be willing to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed. • Must be able to lift 25 pounds. • Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, statistical programs, and willingness to learn new computer applications. • Experience using relational database software such as Microsoft Access and MySQL. • Proficiency with statistical analysis for scientific reporting. • Familiarity with ArcMap geospatial analysis procedures. To apply for this position, please visit
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