Research Associate Fixed Term

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Company :
Michigan State University

Location :
East Lansing, Michigan

Expiry Date :
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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h3Position Summary/h3 One Research Associate is needed to help coordinate and implement research, teaching, and engagement activities for Dr. Gary Roloffand#8217;s laboratory in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Dr. Roloff oversees the Applied Forest and Wildlife Ecology Lab (a href=’ that conducts applied research on a breadth of wildlife topics, but primarily focuses on forest-wildlife ecology. As of fall 2020, the lab included 10 graduate students working on multiple projects. Dr. Roloff is also responsible for teaching an undergraduate wildlife research and management techniques class, and a graduate-level landscape ecology class. The Research Associate will assist Dr. Roloff in advising and supporting graduate students, engaging undergraduate researchers in lab activities, producing scholarship in the form of publications and presentations in support of the lab, and coordinate field sampling logistics. Additionally, the Research Associate will assist with teaching and will support engagement activities focused on needs of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and#8211; Wildlife Division. Opportunities exist for limited field work in support of graduate student projects. This position offers a broad breadth of analytical, publication and grant writing, mentoring, teaching, and engagement opportunities. Essential Job Functions: – Data management and analytical coding in R, and familiarity with spatial analyses. – Facilitate production of contractual deliverables for research projects as a co-author. These deliverables include manuscripts, presentations, workshops, and data/metadata. – Assist graduate students with analyses, interpretation, and writing. – Assist with teaching undergraduate and graduate-level classes. – Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others including the public and research cooperators. – Effectively work in an environment that respects and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion. Funding available for 2 years. h3Equal Employment Opportunity Statement/h3 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -wildlife ecology or related field is req h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Necessary skills include proficiency with R-coding, GIS, data management techniques, and modeling. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Experience interacting and working collaboratively with natural resource agencies and other external partners (e.g., Native American tribes, forest products industry). and#160; h3Required Application Materials/h3 Letter of interest (2 pages max), CV, three references. h3Special Instructions/h3 Questions related to this position can be directed to Dr. Gary Roloff a href=’mailto:’