Research Scientist I - Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor, MS, or PhD degree in Fisheries, Biology, or related field. Experience trailering and operating a boat Experience sampling fish in large rivers Experience identifying larval fishes and zooplankton Experience with database development and management Experience in statistical analyses Experience writing technical reports and scientific manuscripts Valid U.S. Driver's License with good driving record
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
The College of Agriculture and Life Science at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Research Scientist I position in the Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department to assess invasive carp reproduction and spread in the Upper Mississippi River.
This position will provide technical support to research projects by assisting with the collection of fish in the field and processing samples in the laboratory. The successful candidate will develop methods for assessing where and when invasive carp reproduction is occurring in pools 14-16 of the Upper Mississippi River, conduct ichthyoplankton and zooplankton sampling in the field, and larval fish and zooplankton identification in the laboratory. Employee will train students on appropriate use of field and laboratory equipment and will be responsible for data quality control in the field and the lab and database development and management. The successful candidate will also conduct data analysis and assist with writing technical reports and scientific manuscripts. Employee is expected to work closely with state and federal partners to fulfill data and research needs.
The successful candidate will possess excellent organization skills, experience developing and managing databases, technical writing skills, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. The candidate will be proficient in MS Office Suite. This position requires in-state travel that will include extended overnight stays during the field season.
Position duration is 18 months with the possibility of renewal.
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. Â
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
June 30, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Pay Rate Type:
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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.