Research Scientist I - Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Experience managing and organizing data in Excel or Access Experience using GIS Experience in lab work including preparation of solutions, DNA extraction, agarose gel electrophoresis Experience analyzing SNP dataÂ Degree in wildlife biology or related field
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking a Research Scientist I to work, under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), on a project whose objective is to develop genomic tools for white-tailed deer.Â
The successful candidate will communicate with state natural resource agencies to coordinate collection of hunter-harvested deer samples, as well as conduct lab work including solution preparation, DNA extraction, DNA quantification, and agarose gel electrophoresis. The individual selected for this position will also organize, maintain, and map records of deer samples using Excel or Access and GIS. The successful candidate will work with the PI to select samples for a SNP array, analyze SNP data, and communicate results to state natural resource agencies.
This is a fixed term position with the possibility for renewal. All accrued vacation must be used during term of appointment or will be forfeited.
Responsible for operation of a specialized research area or laboratory.
Example of Duties â¢ Develops, designs and conducts one or more small or moderately complex research projects or experiments in line with plan, reviews progress and evaluates results. â¢ Formulates research methods and suggests options for improving quality, identifies potential problems, recommends and implements solutions, and collaborates in the development of new techniques. â¢ Assists with publications and writing or developing grants. â¢ Trains users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, explains and demonstrates technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations and outcomes. â¢ Coordinates data collection and screening and verifies the data. â¢ Conducts analysis of data, interprets and implements research methodology based on outcome of analysis.
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
December 31, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Pay Rate Type:
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Original Posting Date:
October 7, 2020
Posting Close Time:
This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.