Arts and Sciences | Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology
The Research Associate will assist Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife biologists with projects associated with fisheries research and management. This is a 2-year position stationed at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit, Hebron, Ohio. Duties include field and office work and may require working in inclement weather, evenings, and occasional weekends.
Primary duties include collecting fisheries data for standardized population assessments and research projects in Ohio reservoirs, streams, and the Ohio River. The individual in this position will prepare manuscripts based on fisheries research and management data; lead independent fisheries research and management projects; and contribute to activities at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit. Additional duties include: sample processing (fish aging, water quality measurements), data entry, data analysis, and data summarization.
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor of science degree in fisheries management, aquatic ecology, or a related field is required
Additional Education Desired
Master of science degree in fisheries management, aquatic ecology, or a related field is preferred
One year of experience sampling reservoirs and/or lakes; large rivers; and/or streams, demonstrated ability to analyze fisheries and/or aquatic datasets using statistical and data management skills; and demonstrated communication of project outcomes in written and presentation formats is required.
Preferred skills include: field sampling experience with standard fisheries techniques (i.e., boat electrofishing, hoop- and trap-netting, and gillnetting) and limnological approaches (i.e., physical and chemical water profiles, nutrient sampling); sample processing knowledge including fish aging; and proficiency with statistical analysis of large and/or complex datasets, statistical and/or empirical modeling, database management, GIS skills, and a demonstrated commitment to excellent written and verbal communication.
The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and its Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, which are within the College of Arts and Sciences, seek a Research Associate to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The pay range for this job profile is $42,700 to $56,900. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.
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