Waterfowl Ecologist/Field Station Director
Illinois Natural History Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Waterfowl Ecologist/Director of the Forbes Biological Station (FBS) and Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center. The Forbes Biological Station (FBS), located along the Illinois River on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Havana, IL, was founded by Stephen Forbes in 1894, and is the oldest inland field station in North America. The station is a premier center for waterfowl and wetland science in North America. The successful research scientist will provide leadership, direction, and overall administration for the development, coordination, and implementation of scientific research and service programs undertaken and provided by the FBS. The successful candidate must conduct a research program on waterfowl ecology, but other study areas such as wading bird/shorebird and wetland ecology, large river habitats, habitat restoration, and conservation and management within a regional agricultural ecosystem are welcome. Research infrastructure and equipment available at the field station include boats, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, tractors, and a fully functionally laboratory. Excellent collaborative opportunities exist with nearby field stations and offices operated by the Illinois Natural History Survey, The Nature Conservancy, University of Illinois at Springfield, Western Illinois University, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NWRs, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Position may become a regular, non-visiting position at a later date. Applications must be received by December 31, 2017. For additional information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board or contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical inquiries, please contact search chair Dr. David Soucek at email@example.com. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.
The position requires a Ph.D. in waterfowl, wetland ecology, or other relevant scientific discipline; strong leadership and administrative skills, and some background in budget preparation and maintenance; skills and training in waterfowl and wetland ecology; and a broad perspective on existing and future directions of waterfowl research. For additional information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board