Responsibilities: 1) To organize and analyze epidemiological data on P. tenuis transmission on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation, as well as moose calf survival analysis and cause-specific mortality studies, spatiotemporal analyses of moose, deer, and wolf movement data, and working with modeling of risk of infection of moose by meningeal worm. 2) To collaborate with the PI in the generation and testing of research hypotheses, managing grants, writing of papers, technical reports and new grants, outreach and networking, and preparation of presentations and lectures. 3) To conduct research and provide technical assistance to the PI, students, and trainees in the lab on laboratory data analysis and other miscellaneous problems related to disease ecology. 4) To provide assistance to the PI in hiring personnel and planning seasonal fieldwork; consulting, training, and supervising seasonal personnel; equipment acquisition. 5) To attend, participate, or present at laboratory meetings, seminars, graduate and undergraduate lectures, conferences, tribal, government, scientific, and public audiences and personal development activities as needed. 6) To maintain frequent communication with other faculty and collaborators. 7) To participate in possible moose, deer, and wolf capture, handling, and data collection
Requirements: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree in wildlife conservation, wildlife ecology or biology, or a closely related natural resources field by start date and should be able to demonstrate sound experience designing and conducting studies of wildlife ecology, including ungulates; animal handling skills; strong quantitative, analytical, and GIS skills; and extensive experience managing and leading teams of research personnel in the field and laboratory. Strong organizational, quantitative analysis, and writing skills are necessary. This person must have sound demonstrated experience leading the preparation of agency reports and scientific peer-reviewed publications. Regional and state experience is highly desired.
Internal Number: 331980
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