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    Salary, GS-12: $74,596 (Step 01) to $96,978 (Step 10)

    Salary, GS-13: $88,704 (Step 01) to $115,313 (Step 10)

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

    Open to current or former Federal employees: RES-2019-0322

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    This position is with the U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program.  Cooperative Research Units exist in partnership with the host university, state wildlife agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and Wildlife Management Institute, and have a three-fold mission: (1) graduate education, (2) research, and (3) technical assistance. In fulfillment of the CRU mission, Assistant Unit Leaders are required to develop a robust, well-funded research program, teach and advise graduate students, mentor and supervise Assistant Unit Leaders, participate as faculty members at the host university, and collaborate with state and federal management agencies.    For more information, see https://www.coopunits.org/Wisconsin_Wildlife/.

    The successful applicant will have a strong record of conducting research that informs the management of disease impacts on wildlife populations at landscape scales.  A Ph.D. in wildlife science or a closely related field is required. Experience teaching and advising graduate students is strongly desired.  The selectee will be required to obtain a faculty appointment University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and reside nearby.   The incumbent will develop, obtain funding for, and conduct research that informs disease management of a variety of game and non-game species at local and landscape scales in the region.  A strong candidate will have a background collaborating with state and federal management agencies.

    As an Assistant Unit Leader some of your specific duties will include:

    • Planning, conducting, and directing research related to wildlife or ecological resources, with application to contemporary science, policy, and management needs.
    • Conducting research that is objective driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decisions.
    • Serving as a subject matter expert in wildlife biology issues or ecological resources, providing leadership and guidance to government and private agencies, and university representatives through participation in meetings, conferences, and work groups.
    • Disseminating research results via final reports, peer-reviewed print scientific journals, online scientific journals, books, book chapters or other outlets.
    • Making presentations on findings to scientific and conservation organizations.
    • Serving as a graduate faculty member, contributing to both the research, graduate student mentorship and teaching mission of the university.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - An average of 5 nights of travel per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - The full performance level for a Research position is GS-15; however, promotion eligibility is dependent upon the scientific contributions of the incumbent as evaluated by a peer panel.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543809000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.