Postions Announcement - Posted on 10/16/12
Research Scientist 1 - University of Idaho
(TWO POSITIONS Taylor Wilderness Research Station Manager)
College of Natural Resources
Open for Recruitment: October 5, 2012 - November 12, 2012
Announcement #: 13504061456
Salary Range: $32,177.60 - $55,016
Full or Part Time: Full Time
This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
Online Application (http://apptrkr.com/290342)
Letter of Qualification
***There are two positions available***
MAJOR FUNCTION: Working as a research scientist and manager the incumbent is responsible for facilitating and supporting field station research programs performed by faculty and students. Facilitate and support field station teaching programs, based on qualifications and experience, these could include planning and conducting research, writing proposals, developing and instructing classes and assisting scientists in their research. Schedule and coordinate field station activities with researchers, teachers, and visitors. Maintain wilderness resource monitoring programs, collecting and analyzing data and samples from those programs. Represent the field station to federal and state management personnel, researchers, visitors, outfitters, guides, and commercial pilots.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. or B.A. degree in forestry, natural resources, botany, horticulture, or related field as appropriate to the scientific research discipline plus 7+ years of experience in the research discipline or closely related field
M.S degree in related field as appropriate to the scientific research discipline plus 1+ years of experience in the research discipline or closely related field
Ph.D. degree in related field as appropriate to the scientific research discipline
Good knowledge of: research methods; principles of statistics; sampling theory and probability theory.
Experience: writing reports or materials; compiling and analyzing data and drawing conclusions; using software or spreadsheet software to perform analysis; interpreting and communicating (orally and in writing) material into information usable by a diverse target audience.
Ability to: secure external grants and contracts; originate, develop, direct and independently complete research programs; establish collaborative and cooperative scientific relationships.
Some positions may require a valid driver’s license, conduct field research, ability to operate a vehicle, and background check.
Specific to the position: Demonstrated ability to: perform skilled construction and maintenance, such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing; operate and maintain shop equipment; operate hand and power tools.
Physical ability to: lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Willingness and ability to: live in a very remote location without regular or frequent contact to the outside world; cohabitate cooperatively with another person in a very small cabin.
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