Teton Raptor Center is looking for a Research Associate to join our research team for at least a 1-year term position to conduct fieldwork and technical writing. Our team conducts on-going, management-based raptor research projects in Wyoming and the surrounding regions. This position will work with our team to help with a variety of ongoing fieldwork for several projects, including research on Northern Goshawks, Golden Eagles, Great Gray Owls, Flammulated Owls, Ferruginous Hawks, and others. The successful candidate will also be tasked with leading analysis and manuscript preparation on at least one publication using previously collected data, likely analyzing movement or acoustic data. Seasonal travel will be required to conduct fieldwork and may be up to several weeks in duration.
We understand that each candidate will posses a unique skillset and may not meet all the desired requirements. Most important is a strong work ethic, conservation value, and the ability to work well in a collaborative team setting.
- Help conduct independent fieldwork on a variety of field-based projects in remote, mountainous terrain. This will typically entail day trips to/from study locations within normal workdays. Several extended trips to further field sites in Wyoming and Montana will be required, involving camping. (ca. 50% of duties)
- Lead the analysis and writing of at least one peer-reviewed publication from existing datasets to be submitted to a scientific journal (25%)
- Help maintain data, databases, and write annual reports; in coordination with others on the research team
- Contribute to outreach and social media
- Minimum of BS degree in wildlife or biology-related field required, MS preferred
- Experience with raptor research preferred
- Proficiency, experience, and strong desire to conduct fieldwork in a variety of habitats, from the rugged mountain backcountry to sagebrush steppe.
- Experience with safe travel in avalanche terrain and grizzly bear habitat
- Ability to spend extended hours solo in the field in a variety of weather conditions ranging from deep snow in the mountains to hot days in the plains, conducting observations on rare species
- Experience in scientific writing and analysis. At least one peer-reviewed publication as a lead author is required.
- GIS analysis/mapping skills in Arc or QGIS
- Experience with R preferred
- Familiarly with acoustic data, automated recording devices. Experience with bioacoustics analysis in R packages and/or Kaleidoscope software preferred
- Ability to carry 20lbs over uneven terrain
- Safely operate and troubleshoot 4WD vehicles, ATVs in the field
- Valid CPR/First Aid
- Valid driver’s license
- Must be a US Citizen
Position Term and Compensation
Full-time, salaried, exempt. This is at least a 1-year appointment with the potential to extend based on performance and funding availability. The salary range is comparable to GS grades 6-8, depending on experience. This position includes comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salary, 100% medical insurance premium for TRC group plan, retirement savings, and vacation/sick leave. Shared housing options available (employee paid, no pets) if desired.
How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to Bryan Bedrosian at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in the position, your relevant experience, qualifications, and comfort level relocating. First screenings and initial interviews will begin on March 15.