The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month Faculty Research Assistant (Research Scientist) position in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, & Management. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
This position will provide leadership and support to the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project (https://www.oregonmurrelet.org/), a large-scale, long-term project investigating space use, habitat selection, and breeding ecology of the Marbled Murrelet in western Oregon. This position will be based in the Forest Animal Ecology Laboratory (PI: Dr. Jim Rivers, http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/jim-rivers/) within the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, which is a global leader in forest ecology, conservation, and management.
The incumbent will fill a dynamic, fast-paced position with two primary foci: (1) planning and coordinating technical aspects of research, leading field work during April–September annually, and assisting with the hiring, supervising, and managing of field crews and laboratory assistants; (2) collation and management of data, statistical analysis, and preparation of reports and manuscripts to support broader project goals.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field in which research is being conducted.
M.S. degree in wildlife conservation, animal ecology, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated supervisory experience and ability to effectively coordinate research and lead field-based research teams.
Professional competence in executing ornithological research, including capturing, handling, tagging, banding, and blood-sampling of birds.
Demonstrated data management and statistical analysis skills, including use of spatial software (ArcGIS, Google Earth), database programs (Access, Excel), and statistical software®.
Demonstrated experience working on boats in rough, near-shore waters and under challenging conditions to perform detail-oriented work, including bird handling, bleeding, and VHF radio-tag attachment. Incumbent must be able to work at sea and not be incapacitated by seasickness.
Strong evidence of verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a large research team.
Must possess a valid Driver's License and be eligible to drive OSU Motor Pool vehicles.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
Work will take place in the field during the spring/summer field seasons (April-September), and in office and laboratory conditions throughout the year.
Early morning and weekend work as required by project needs.
Driving on potentially muddy, unpaved, narrow forest roads is required.
The ability to traverse steep, rugged, and/or uneven terrain outdoors in all weather conditions while carrying up to 50 pounds of supplies will be required.
Camping for short time periods (2-5 consecutive nights) may be required.
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