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    F. Smith
    • Employer: Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University
      Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Description:

    The Center for Conservation Biology seeks a research biologist with extensive avian field experience to join our research team. The biologist will be responsible for 1) Project development and management – including concept development, research design, and production of deliverables; 2) Fieldwork – including data collection, data management, logistics, and physical field assistance; and 3) Fundraising – including proposal development, identification of funding partners, and proposal submission. This is a salaried, permanent position that includes full benefits.



    • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
    • Experience in project management, including concept development, research design, and production of deliverables
    • Experience with bird capture and banding techniques and resighting of color marked birds
    • Demonstrated experience with using analytical tools to address research questions
    • Demonstrated experience in safe collection of biological samples (blood, feather, or tissue) from wild-caught birds
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills
    • Experience with logistical support of field projects
    • Experience with database management
    • Skill in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access)
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and work in hot, cold, humid, muddy, bug filled environments.


    • Graduate degree in biology or related field
    • General knowledge of avian ecology and conservation issues
    • Experience with fund-raising and/or grant writing


    Compensation: Starting salary in the $32k to $40k range commensurate with experience.

    To apply upload/submit required materials including cover letter, 3 references, and CV to: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/33601

    Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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