Post-doctoral Researcher (998956) Biological Sciences

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10460833 Wichita State University Full-time 36,780 Wichita, KS 09/19/2017
Summary of Responsibilities Supervise field research in Kansas grassland habitats sampling plants, insects and birds: supervise field crews, conduct data analyses, prepare reports and manuscripts for publication, maintain lab, and organize equipment. Minimum Education •Graduate degree in ecology, agroecology, soil science, environmental science, entomology or related field. Minimum Experience •Familiarity with sampling plant biomass and community composition and insect sampling (pitfall and sweep-net samples) and bird surveys (line-transect surveys, nest monitoring). •Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. •Proficient in field navigation using GPS or ability to learn. •Experience working in demanding field conditions such as hot, sunny, hiking. Knowledge, skills and abilities •Ability to manage field technicians •Demonstrated skill in statistical analysis, particularly with Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) or related modeling •Excellent writing skills as evidenced by publications or thesis/dissertation. •The ability to work well independently and collaboratively •Demonstrated ability to successfully initiate, manage, and complete professional projects -ability to multi-task and give careful attention to detail •Strong work ethic and professionalism. Preferred Education •PhD in ecology, agroecology, soil science, environmental science, entomology or related field. Preferred Experience •Additional modeling or analytical expertise such as ArcGIS, multivariate analyses, and proficiency. •Experience with driving vehicles on unimproved roads. Environmental Factors -demanding field conditions: hot, sunny, early mornings, living in field station quarters Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

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