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Research Scientist I - Behavioral Ecology

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Job Details

University of Idaho

Research Scientist I - Behavioral Ecology

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $69,451 annually or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Serves as an independent researcher, or a collaborator on a multi-scholar research initiative. May have lead responsibility for discrete components of a larger project under the general direction of a senior or principal researcher.
Duties may include:
  • Performing complex scientific analyses
  • Adjusting experimental designs as necessary based on experimental data analysis
  • Directing the development of recommendations for project solutions
  • Performing peer review of scientific projects, studies, or applications and making recommendations
  • Preparing peer reviewed publications or presentations
  • Resolving complex project specific technical and regulatory issues
  • Establishing work priorities and performance standards, hiring, training, evaluating staff, assigning, and reviewing work
  • May be responsible for technical project management to include developing the scope of work, budgeting, scheduling, reporting, implementing field projects, and approving scientific documents
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral Degree in Ecology or Statistics, or a Master’s Degree plus an additional two years of relevant research experience (5 years total) may be substituted for a Ph.D.
  • Three years of research experience related to the domain of this position

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to mentor others on use of quantitative methods
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member and leader within a large lab group
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with agency partners
  • Record of 2 or more lead-author publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience with experimental design and complex data analysis
  • Developing quantitative models to describe wildlife population dynamics, and using these models to provide guidance for management and conservation
  • Developing wildlife habitat models over broad spatial scales using land use/land cover data within the U.S.
  • Demonstrated record of publishing first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals related to ecology and statistics
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as a PI and as part of a collaborative group

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004089P

Posting Date: 08/23/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted their materials by 9/6/2023.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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