GIS/Spatial Analyst, San Diego State University

San Diego, California 

Organization: Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, Wildlife Connectivity Assessment Project

Type of opportunity: Temporary, part-time or full-time

Contact: Megan Jennings,, (760) 214-2145

Duties: We are seeking a research associate with GIS/spatial analysis skills to assist with a project evaluating wildlife movement, gene flow, and habitat suitability in San Diego County.

Desired qualifications:

  • Prior experience with spatial analysis tools is required
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills or experience applying resource or step selection functions, species distribution modeling, occupancy modeling, and/or methods in connectivity analysis (e.g., least cost path, cost-weighted distance, flow centrality)
  • Experience with ArcGIS or QGIS and R desired
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in geography, ecology, or biology involving wildlife and/or applied conservation is preferred
  • Skills in science writing and communication of science to stakeholders and land managers would be valuable contributions, but are not required

Salary/pay: Salary commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package.