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    Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Ecosystem Post-Doc Wildlife Biologist

    • Employer: U.S. Geological Survey
      Location: Dixon CA, Reno NV
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/14/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    Seeking wildlife biologists/ecologists with a strong applied research background in quantitative wildlife biology and ability to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts. Successful applicants will join a large and exciting research team led by Dr. Peter Coates with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center that is primarily focused on ecological studies of Greater Sage-Grouse in the Great Basin and relationships with sagebrush ecosystems and anthropogenic stressors. Assigned tasks will require statistical analyses and development of manuscripts pertaining to sage-grouse habitat selection, spatial ecology, and demography. These will be 'post-doc' type positions classified as a GS-9/11 Term Wildlife Biologist, with a minimum duration of 13 months. Work will be primarily office based and located in Dixon, CA or Reno, NV. Dixon lies in the Sacramento Valley but falls within GSA cost-of living adjustment area for the San Francisco Bay area. Reno lies on the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada approximately 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, and falls within standard GSA salary area.  

    Applicants should possess a PhD (M.S. will be considered with appropriate career experience and publication record). Previous experience with sage-grouse is not entirely necessary, and we are seeking applicants with exceptional writing skills and strong analytical capabilities grounded in a foundation of ecology Applicants that possess a strong record of peer-reviewed publication, professional presentations, or successful grant acquisition are encouraged to apply. Desired analytical skills include expertise with maximum likelihood and Bayesian-based statistics, programming in platforms such as R, JAGS, WinBugs, R-Mark, ArcGIS, Python, and management of large datasets (e.g., GPS-PTT telemetry locations, vector and raster GIS data). Work is often conducted under short deadlines, so applicants should be flexible with work scheduling. Opportunities for limited field work may also arise, so applicants should be capable and comfortable with data collection in remote areas.

    Apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518027000. THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN FROM 12/03/2018 TO 12/14/2018. Please pay attention the following details in addition to those listed on the announcement:

    1) Resume/CV must include:
    - month and year of employment
    - full-time or part-time (if part-time estimated hours worked per week)
    - if employment is federal, list series and grade
    - good description of the duties performed for related experience

    2)  Be sure the course-work on transcripts clearly matches the basic education requirements (https://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/0486.html). If necessary due to coarse name ambiguity, provide a list of specific courses that meet the requirements, and/or descriptions from course catalogs.

    3) This announcement is only open to US citizens.

    The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

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