The Haas lab is hiring a research associate to manage multiple projects and databases, support graduate students and other researchers on ongoing projects, interact with land owners/stakeholders, conduct field research, write permits and reports, as well as supervise undergraduates and field technicians. This positions main role will be centered on data management and will include, but not limited to, updating and maintaining data management protocols, ensuring all lab members are up to date on any data management training, and that lab members adhering to data management protocols. As there are multiple concurrent projects, successful candidates will need to demonstrate an ability to handle multiple demands within their respective deadlines. This position will also involve ensuring communication between remote field crew and Blacksburg crew.
M.S degree in wildlife science, ecology, or related field.
Experience managing field projects and large databases.
Experience with flatwoods salamanders and/or longleaf ecosystems.
Experience with bog turtles and/or Appalachian fens.
Experience installing hydrological monitoring wells instrumented with automated pressure transducers.
Experience with terrestrial salamanders and/or Appalachian forests.
Research experience with insects.
Experience with vegetation and invertebrate surveys
Experience with handheld GPS units, Microsoft Access, operating 4WD vehicles, R or other statistical program language.
Formal training in data management.
Coursework or experience with management and policy issues related to threatened and endangered species including familiarity with Endangered Species Act.
Outreach experience (including public speaking)
Commensurate with experience
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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