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  • Research Ecologist – Migratory Bird Center

    Tim O'Connell
    • Employer: Smithsonian Institution
      Location: Washington, DC, USA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 09/13/2021
      Open Until Filled: No




    GS 12–13

    Agency contact information: Monica Lacey: LaceyM@si.edu



    As a Research Ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center, your specific duties will include:

    Designing and implementing basic and applied ecological studies of migratory bird populations throughout the annual cycle and analyzing datasets collected from this work.

    Developing and supporting collaborative scientific research projects.

    Publishing the results of scholarly research in the peer-reviewed literature.

    Obtaining competitive research funding as a principal investigator.

    Providing scientific service to the Smithsonian Institution and the broader scholarly community, particularly expert information and advice on technical matters about migratory bird ecology and conservation.

    Maintaining professional competence through continuing education, membership in professional societies, attendance at conferences and seminars, and keeping abreast of current publications in migratory bird ecology and other relevant disciplines.

    Mentoring graduate students and postdocs, and providing professional training and outreach in the ecology and conservation of migratory birds.


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