Job no: 502599 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 080300 - FWRC-Wildlife,Fisheries&Aquaculture Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jun 8 2021
The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating data acquisition and analysis to support basin scale monitoring of Asian carp in the Tennessee and Cumberland River basin of aquatic species. Candidate will interact and coordinate with multiple state and federal agencies to coordinate monitoring data acquisition and curating. Successful candidate will develop a data management system with many opportunities for publication.
Mississippi State University is a top-ranked research institution and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) has a strong applied focus in wildlife conservation and management. The 35-member faculty within the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture leads one of the most productive research programs in the Division of Agriculture , Forestry and Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. The department is well-known for its highly collegial and interdisciplinary faculty, post-doctoral fellows, research and extension associates that help make the department one of the premier institutions for applied wildlife and fisheries science in the nation. As one of the fastest growing undergraduate programs in the region, our 300 undergraduate students concentrate in wildlife agriculture science, human-wildlife interactions, conservation biology, wildlife veterinary medicine, conservation law enforcement, and wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture science. The department also houses 60 graduate students across a variety of programs. For additional information see extension.msstate.edu/natural-resources/wildlife and www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife
Area of Specialization:
aquatic ecology, natural resource management, species conservation, wildlife management, invasive species ecology, fish ecology, aquatic species ecology, data management
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will primarily be responsible development of a Asian carp monitoring data management system. The candidate is expected to interact with academic and federal scientists of diverse academic backgrounds in Tennessee and Cumberland River basin.
The salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background and experience.
Ph.D. in an emphasis in aquatic species biology, fisheries aquatic ecology, invasion ecology, conservation biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource/wildlife management, operations research, environmental science, environmental engineering, computer science, or related field will be considered. Candidate should be motivated with the ability to work independently. The successful candidate should have skills in the following: GIS, monitoring animal abundance, statistical analyses, occupancy analysis, and scientific writing. Valid state driver's license required.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
The candidate should have an operational knowledge of natural resource management, invasion ecology, population monitoring, species distributions, natural resource analyses.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and experience with monitoring programs, monitoring animal abundance, statistical analyses, and scientific writing.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Ability to perform routine office, interact with stakeholders, participate in face-to-face meetings and web meeting. Some travel to locations within the region well be required to meet with stakeholders.
Applications must include: 1) cover letter, 2) resume or Curriculum Vitae, 3) contact information for three references, and 5) academic transcripts. Any Social Security numbers on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. Applications must be completed on line at www.jobs.msstate.edu. For additional information please e-mail to email@example.com
Contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502599
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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