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    Salary: $77,488 (Step 01) to $100,739 (Step 10);

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

    This is an interdisciplinary position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:
    Open to current or former Federal employees: USGS-DEN-21-11098659-ST-PJL

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    As a Research Ecologist/Fish Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader) within the Iowa Cooperative Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Plans, conducts, and directs research related to fish, wildlife, or ecological resources, with application to contemporary science, policy and management needs.
    • Conducts research that is cooperator driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decisions.
    • Serves as subject matter expert in fish and wildlife ecology, providing leadership and guidance to government and private agencies and university representatives through participation in meetings, conferences and work groups.
    • Disseminates research results via final reports, peer-reviewed print scientific journals, online scientific journals, books, book chapters or other outlets. Make presentations on findings to scientific and conservation organizations.
    • Serves as graduate faculty member, contributing to both the research, graduate student mentorship, and teaching mission of the university.
    Preferred candidates will have experience conducting applied research pertaining to the ecology and management of fish. Other areas of interest include but are not limited to: (1) ability to develop and fund an applied fisheries research program focused on the ecology, management, and conservation of aquatic species and habitats; (2) experience conducting research on fisheries related to a changing climate, impacts of natural and human disturbances, and habitat restoration on populations, habitats, and system processes through unique approaches (e.g., physiology, behavior, community ecology, food web dynamics, etc.); 3) expertise in field and experimental based research; and 4) and application of modern quantitative analyses and tools such as spatial analysis, capture recapture approaches, or population, community, and habitat dynamics modeling; and 5) experience designing, planning, and conducting applied fisheries research.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for up to five nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/605068900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.