Wildlife Biologist – California

Institute for Wildlife Studies
Blue Lake, California
Job Category
Full time Positions
Starting salary is $48-55,000/year, DOE, plus benefits
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Institute for Wildlife Studies is a non-profit, wildlife research and conservation organization conducting programs around the world. We are seeking a motivated and talented wildlife biologist to assist in developing and directing new programs and providing support for existing projects. This is a full-time position and the successful applicant will work out of our Blue Lake, CA office. Responsibilities include assisting in designing research projects, training and directing field personnel, assisting in field data collection, developing funding proposals, data analysis, and report and manuscript preparation. Although not the focus of the position, we are a small organization and person hired will be expected to contribute manual labor in support of research and management projects, and office and property maintenance as part of the job.
Applicants should be able to comfortably lift and carry loads of 50 lbs. The applicant should have a minimum of 5 years of field experience, and have conducted field work with both birds and mammals. Wildlife capture experience is required. Job will include some travel for field visits, project design and to attend conferences, although we are currently limiting travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Applicants should have good computer skills, including MS Office programs, be proficient in programming in R, be comfortable using ArcGIS software, and have well developed writing skills. Additional skills that would be helpful, but are not required, include experience with carnivores, firearms and with drones. Minimum qualifications include a MS degree in wildlife ecology or a related field. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or must be currently eligible to work in the United States. Applicants should send, as a single PDF file: (1) Letter of interest, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) List of a minimum of 3 professional references including email contact information. Submission materials should be sent by email to: David Garcelon (IWSapplications@iws.org).
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David Garcelon
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