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  • Project Leader

    • Employer: University of Wisconsin - Madison
      Location: Sierra Nevada, California
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 08/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    Project Leader

    Invasive Species Removal in the Sierra Nevada, California


    Wildlife Ecology Program

    Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, Wisconsin


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Pending appropriate regulatory approval and permitting, I am seeking a wildlife biologist to act as a project leader for an invasive species experimental removal project in the Sierra Nevada, California. The successful applicant would lead a team of ~4 field technicians and graduate students removing invasive species across the Sierra Nevada landscape. The successful applicant would be responsible for hiring, purchasing, and coordinating all field work, as well as conducting basic data analyses and report writing. The project leader would be supervised by Zach Peery, the principal investigator (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/).


    REQUIREMENTS: Prior experience and expertise with firearms is required. Experience leading field crews is also required, as is comfort with nighttime and winter field work. Applicants must possess bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree in wildlife ecology or closely related field by the start date.


    SALARY AND CONDITIONS: This 2-year position will start in October 2018. The project will be based year-round in the northern Sierra Nevada, with housing provided. The annual salary will be $40,000 to $52,000 depending on experience.  


    APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION: To be considered for this position, please send as one file a cover letter outlining your interests and background and a curriculum vitae (including contact information for three professional references) as either PDF or MS Word files to Connor Wood at cwood9@wisc.edu with ‘Project Leader Application’ in the subject line. Application materials must be submitted by Aug 1, 2018 to receive full consideration. 


    FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information, please contact Connor Wood at cwood9@wisc.edu via email.


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