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  • Scientist III (Avian Ecology Research Associate), remote

    Sarah Barker
    • Employer: Cherokee Federal
      Location: Remote
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 06/17/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Scientist III (Avian Ecology Research Associate) , 100% Remote

    Ability to get USAccess required 

    To be considered all candidates must apply directly to our website

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    The Scientist III (Avian Ecology Research Associate) shall provide expertise in bird - habitat relationships, assist in planning and conducting studies related to artificial light and avifauna, processing radar data, developing and running statistical models, performing literature reviews, collecting information on environmental covariates, and development of reports/manuscripts

    Estimated Starting Salary 

    $50,000 annually, Pay commensurate with experience. 

    Full time benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other possible benefits as provided.  Benefits are subject to change with or without notice. 


    • The Scientist III (Avian Ecology Research Associate) provides technical support to plan, conduct, and review studies related to artificial light and avifauna
    • Provide the necessary data management and metadata to make products discoverable via ScienceBase
    • Collect archived biological and environmental data and integrate those products with processed radar data
    • Screen and process radar data, as needed
    • Create radar derived stopover distribution maps with specific parameters tailored toward partner needs
    • Input all data and metadata into usable data files and do preliminary data analysis using R and provide technical assistance to senior scientists in the analyses of this data.  Specific duties also include data reformatting, quality control checking, graphical output development, creation of archival data files and web site information. 
    • Develop and maintain project websites with suggestions from the client and other team members.
    • May be required to coordinate with and provide technical guidance to federal and other non-federal research staff (interns, volunteers, other contractors) on established project protocols and techniques.
    • Attend meetings and conferences related to cooperator support as needed. 
    • Perform literature reviews for reports and manuscripts, as needed
    • Provide the necessary support for report and manuscript development
    • Providing field support as needed.
    • The Scientist III (Avian Ecology Research Associate) shall maintain adequate documentation on all activities.
    • Document the status of all deliverables per established procedure. 
    • Document technical and procedural methodologies for all deliverables.
    • Produce client compliant metadata for all deliverables.


    The Scientist III (Avian Ecology Research Associate)  has a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Ecology, Environmental Studies, Biology, Biological Sciences, or similar field and have at least 3 – 5 years of relevant experience


    The Scientist III (Avian Ecology Research Associate) shall possess basic knowledge in the following: 

    • Ecology and natural resource management theory
    • Natural history of the southeastern United States
    • Primary literature search
    • Data Management
    • Microsoft Office (i.e., word, excel, powerpoint)
    • Database management and figure preparation in R
    • Table and report preparation
    • Map production
    • Ornithology
    • Ability to successfully pass a federal background check and a drug screen 
    • Cherokee Federal has suspended it’s COVID mandate.  However it’s important to note that Cherokee Federal employees are included as covered employees in U.S. Presidential Executive Order 14042, which mandates Covid vaccines for federal contractors. Executive Order 14042 is currently not subject to enforcement by the Federal government. Therefore, Cherokee Federal has suspended application of the mandate and continues to monitor the government’s guidance on administration of any vaccine requirement. 

    In addition to the above the ideal candidate shall be proficient at oral and written English-language communication. 

    Company Information: 

    CNSS provides support, services, and solutions to federal and commercial customers.  The company takes a personalized approach to solving our clients' toughest challenges, helping you make the most of your skills.  CNSS is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies.  For more information, visit cherokee-federal.com. 




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