Research Fish Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader)
As a Research Fish Biologist (Assistant Unit Leader) within the Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, some of your specific duties will include:
- Planning, conducting, and directing research related to fish, wildlife, or ecological resources, with application to contemporary science, policy and management needs.
- Acquiring funding to sustain a program of research.
- Conducting research that is cooperator driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decisions.
- Serving 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.
- Disseminating research results via final reports, peer reviewed print scientific journals, online scientific journals, books, book chapters or other outlets.
- Making presentations on findings to scientific and conservation organizations.
- Serving as graduate faculty member, contributing to both the research, graduate student mentorship, and teaching mission of the university.
- Operating a government owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.
Preferred candidates will possess the following: 1) ability to build an applied research program focused on fish environmental physiology, reproductive and growth physiology, and/or disease; 2) research will have strong implications for fisheries management in the wild and with the potential to inform aquaculture; 3) targeted research interests include (for example): physiological and behavioral adaptations to environmental stressors, fish environmental genomics, physiology of growth and reproduction, environmental stressors, fish disease and in both field and lab-based research, and application and development of related modern quantitative analyses.