Research Associate I - Fisheries

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID, USA
  • Mar 09, 2024
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


University of Idaho

Research Associate I - Fisheries

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Performs research activities and analysis; implements and evaluates research procedures and data. Records observations and measurements then reports results. Responsible for analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision with a certain degree of creativity and latitude. May supervise junior research personnel.

Duties may include:

  • Providing technical support in planning and/or designing of scientific projects, studies, or applications
  • Planning and conducting research and analysis of scientific data
  • Interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • Identifying and evaluating scientific samples and determining need for further testing
  • Developing recommendations and/or providing solutions, standards, and protocol to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Planning, designing, developing, monitoring and/or evaluating portions of a scientific project, study, or application
  • Providing scientific evaluations/assessments
  • Researching, implementing, standardizing, and evaluating new procedures
  • Maintaining detailed records of results and prepares written reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in in biology, ecology, environmental science/management, or fisheries
  • Two years of post-bachelor’s research experience related to the domain of this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of steelhead ecology, as demonstrated though research experience with this species culminating in written research products
  • Ability to communicate across a wide range of technical competencies, as demonstrated with experience advising undergraduates and coordinating with professional researchers and managers
  • Mastery of R programming, as demonstrated with the production of large (>1000 lines) scripts written without assistance
  • Mastery of Bayesian data analysis, as demonstrated through graduate-level education and application to novel research questions
  • Familiarity with Cormack-Jolly-Seber models, as demonstrated through graduate-level education or application to novel research questions
  • Mastery of hierarchical models and/or mixed effects models, as demonstrated through graduate-level education and application to novel research questions

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • None


Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004329P

Posting Date: 03/07/2024

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted their materials by March 22nd, 2024.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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