Research Associate Data Analyst

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation seeks to immediately fill a full-time, term-limited data analysis research position associated with its Human-Wildlife Conflict Education Program and Virginia Cooperative Extension. The person in this position will analyze statewide human-wildlife conflict reporting information collected via the Virginia Wildlife Conflict Helpline since its inception in 2013 through to 2021; as such, this individual will be working closely with personnel of the USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services’ Virginia Office and certain members within the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. The primary objective and duties associated with this position will include the manipulation of data contained in USDA’s management information system (MIS) to facilitate the extraction and collation of information relevant to the needs of several identified priorities, including education (public and professional) program development, policy formulation, and program response evaluation and improvement.

Occasional travel from Blacksburg campus to the USDA-Wildlife Services’ State Office (in Moseley, VA) will be required. Funding for this project is budgeted as a 2-year position, subject to renewal based on periodic performance evaluations.

Required Qualifications

- Conferred Master’s Degree in wildlife science, conservation social science (human dimensions), natural resource management or policy, or closely related areas.
- Demonstrated experience and quantitative skills in statistics, data and systems analysis, and manipulation of large data sets
- Excellent communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of nurturing a diverse and inclusive community.

Preferred Qualifications

- Ph.D. in wildlife science, conservation social science (human dimensions), natural resource management or policy, or closed related areas.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas highly desired — GIS (Geographic Information Systems); wildlife conflict management; natural resource planning and public engagement; coordination between academic institutions and natural resource management agencies.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

August 22, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dana Keith at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: July 29, 2022
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