Research Scientist: Ungulate and sage-grouse ecology
US Geological Survey
Job Type: Student/Recent Grad contract
Salary: Up to $34.16/hr DOE
Apply by: 04/01/2023
How to Apply:
The position is open to current students or recent graduates eligible to work as a student contractor (MS or PhD preferred). Graduates that completed their degree within the past year are eligible to work as student contractors. Contracts can cover up to 1 (PhD) or 2 (MS) years of work. Funding is available to support full-time researchers for 1 year, with potential extensions through a contract or development of a term position (up to 4 years). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The start date, work schedule (i.e., full- versus part-time), and work location are negotiable; applicants that can start immediately and work full-time in Bozeman, MT are preferred.
If interested, please fax your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 or more references to Aaron Johnston at (406) 994-7525. Alternatively, applications can be mailed to Aaron Johnston, 2327 University Way, Suite 2, Bozeman, MT, 59715, or sent as encrypted email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your dates of availability and graduation date in the cover letter. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Analyses of spatial datasets
Analyses of large datasets for animal movement and habitat characteristics
Strong scientific writing skills
Proficiency in GIS and R
Expertise in ungulate or sage-grouse ecology and movement
Expertise in resource selection and associated analytical methods
Expertise in remote sensing and image analysis
Expertise in disturbance ecology and invasive annual grasses in the sagebrush ecosystem