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  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Mesoscale Climatologist

    The Illinois State Water Survey is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist to develop and enhance the understanding of a multi-disciplinary mesoscale climatological research program to extend the understanding of climate influences on mesoscale phenomena and contribute to a program using climate information to improve solar energy performance.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Waterfowl Ecologist & Director, Forbes Biological Station

    INHS is seeking a Waterfowl Ecologist / Director of the Forbes Biological Station (FBS) and Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center.  The Forbes Biological Station (FBS), located along the Illinois River on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Havana, IL, was founded by Stephen Forbes in 1894, and is the oldest inland field station in North America.  The station is a premier center for waterfowl and wetland science in North America.  Research infrastructure and equipment available at the field station include boats, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, tractors, and a fully functionally laboratory.  Excellent collaborative opportunities exist with nearby field stations and offices operated by the Illinois Natural History Survey, The Nature Conservancy, University of Illinois at Springfield, Western Illinois University, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NWRs, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. 

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Wildlife Ecologist

    INHS is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Wildlife Ecologist to develop, conduct, and direct specialized research programs of significance on topics in mammalian ecology, specifically wildlife-human interactions in anthropogenically-dominated landscapes. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Biodiversity Genomics

    INHS is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Biodiversity Genomics to develop, plan, conduct, and direct specialized research programs of significance on any of a broad range of topics using genome scale data to address questions in the biodiversity sciences. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Structural Geologist

    ISGS is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Structural Geologist to contribute to and lead multi-disciplinary subsurface research programs within and beyond the ISGS in the area of structural geology and/or geomechanics. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Principal Research Scientist & Illinois Natural History Survey Director

    The Illinois Natural History Survey seeks a principal research scientist who will develop and manage a research program, while also serving as director of INHS, providing leadership, direction, and overall administration for the development, coordination, and implementation of scientific research and service programs undertaken and provided by INHS.