Research Scientist I - Natural Resources Ecology and Management Department
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Special Required Qualifications
Experience conducting fisheries investigations. Experience sampling fish in rivers, working with acoustic tags and receivers, and analyzing acoustic telemetry data. MS or PhD in Fisheries, Biology, or related field. Experience trailering and operating a boat. Experience with experimental study design. Experience publishing scientific manuscripts.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and ManagementÂ in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Research Scientist I position to assess invasive carp movement and spread in tributaries of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
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 deploy and maintain acoustic telemetry receivers in rivers and tag fish with acoustic transmitters to assess seasonal tributary movements. This position will also work closely with state and federal partners to develop methods for assessing fish movements. Additionally, this position 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. The successful candidate will conduct data analysis and assists in writing technical reports and scientific manuscripts.
The successful candidate will possess excellent organization skills, demonstrated 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 may include overnight stays.Â
Position duration is one year with the possibility of renewal.
Please submit unofficial University transcripts to be included as part of your application.
Job Profile Summary 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.
Level Guidelines â¢ Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision â¢ Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode â¢ Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope â¢ Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained â¢ Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate â¢ May lead projects of limited scope and complexity â¢ May provide guidance to students
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
August 1, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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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.