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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Fisheries And Wildlife 10002344
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Research Associate (Post-doc) will work on a project on evaluating relationships between preyfish abundance and predatory fish diets and stable isotopes in the Great Lakes.   Duties related to this position include conducting numerous analyses on existing diet and stable isotope data and integrating these data with preyfish abundance metrics.  The successful candidate will be expected to publish results from analyses in peer-reviewed journals. Additional duties of this position will be to assist gathering, collating, and integrating historical diet, stable isotope, and preyfish data from project partners. This is a dynamic position with the potential for a high degree of productivity, including publishing articles, presenting at conferences, and conducting outreach with natural resource agencies and the general public around the Great Lakes.  This is a one-year appointment, ideally starting June 1, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Fisheries and Wildlife or related field

Minimum Requirements

The candidate must possess knowledge equivalent to a Doctoral degree in Fisheries and Wildlife or a related field.  Up to six months or related and progressively more work experience with quantitative methods in fisheries including statistical and simulation model methods. Experience with statistical modeling software such as R or Matlab.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in quantitative methodologies, including published articles in peer-reviewed journals; experience with multivariate analyses; experience analyzing stomach content and/or stable isotope data (aquatic or terrestrial) ; desire to work with a collaborative team that includes federal, state, and tribal natural resource agencies; demonstrated ability to communicate research results to a variety of audiences including the general public; desire to engage in outreach activities with natural resource agencies and the general public.

Required Application Materials

CV, letters of interest, and contact information of 3-5 references.

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Department Statement

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife was established in 1950 with faculty drawn from several different units. Since that time, both the faculty and the issues of importance in fisheries and wildlife have changed significantly. Our Mission, Vision, and Values build on our core strengths and prepare us for continuing change in societal needs, scientific understanding, and educational priorities. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement. We believe a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment enriches the department and fosters innovation in teaching, research, and engagement with partners and the public.

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