Location: Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit,
School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri; Columbia,
1. Operationalize aquatic invasive species' early detection and
rapid response framework by resource managers using natural
resource decision-making elements to develop a prevention and
monitoring program for Prussian carp.
2. Evaluate the potential outcomes of management actions to control
black carp in the Illinois River and expansion into Lake Michigan
with additional emphasis on evaluating alternative monitoring
programs and uncertainties to research and monitoring
3. Given management objectives, evaluate the likelihood of invasive
carp control and deterrent efforts at sites in the Tennessee River,
Cumberland River, and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
4. Work collaboratively with state and federal agency biologists,
and academics to lead workshops, and communicate decision processes
5. Present/publish results in agency workgroups, peer-reviewed
journals, and professional society meetings.
: Ph.D. in fisheries, decision
science, quantitative ecology, or related program (at time of
Candidates will be evaluated on
Ability to work effectively in a team and with agency
Experience in decision analysis.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to present and publish results.
Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings, Job ID#
Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three
references in one pdf document to Craig Paukert, Missouri
Cooperative Research Unit, University of Missouri-Columbia;
firstname.lastname@example.org; and Mike Colvin, US Geological Survey,
Columbia, MO; email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin September 30, 2023, and continue
until the position is filled.
Competitive based on skills and experience. The position includes
benefits. The position will last at least 2 years, based on annual
funding allocations. On-site appointment (Columbia, MO) is
preferred, but remote will be considered.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For
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Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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