Assistant Zoologist, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

Laramie, WY

Organization: Wyoming Natural Diversity Database / University of Wyoming

Duties: The Assistant Zoologist will direct a variety of field and office projects. The Assistant Zoologist will manage between 2 and 5 field projects annually. He/she will be responsible for all aspects of these projects, including supervising field personnel, managing field logistics, developing field survey protocols to fit varied conditions, organizing data collection, analyzing data, and writing reports and/or peer reviewed publications. Probable projects for 2016-17 include an evaluation of environmental and climatic factors influencing amphibian distribution in western Wyoming, songbird monitoring on Wyoming’s national forests and grasslands, and conducting field studies of the threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in zoology, wildlife biology, or related field and 1-2 years relevant professional experience
  • Working knowledge of Wyoming’s fauna and habitats
  • Extensive field experience
  • Proven ability to clearly and concisely communicate in oral and written platforms
  • Practical experience with GIS
  • Applicants must be comfortable working in remote settings and be able to be in the field, away from Laramie, for several days a week during the field season

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in zoology, wildlife biology, or a related field
  • Successful experience in developing grant proposals and managing budgets, directing employees, and running multiple projects simultaneously
  • Field supervisory experience, including ability to motivate, lead, and manage performance
  • Demonstrated proficiency in inventory and monitoring, research design, and sampling methods
  • Proven ability to compile and organize scientific data, conduct statistical analyses, and prepare reports of findings
  • Demonstrated ability to secure funding for inventory and status assessments of animal species

Startdate: October 15, 2016

Salary/pay: $42,500 – $47,500 depending on experience

How to apply & application deadline: Please submit (via email) a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for 3 references to: Ian Abernethy, Lead Vertebrate Zoologist, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, University of Wyoming (fisher@uwyo.edu). Applicants are encouraged to followup via phone to insure that application material was received (307-766-3035). Applications submitted before September 19 will be guaranteed consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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