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Research Aquatic Ecologist/ Research Fish Biologist

Employer
USDA Forest Service
Location
Amherst, MA
Salary
Locality Pay - GS-0408/0482-11/12 Permanent Full-Time Position
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Discipline
Aquatic ecology
Job Type
Researcher
Organization Type
Government

The USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station is seeking expressions of interest for a broadly-trained Research Aquatic Ecologist/Fish Biologist.  The scientist will take a systems approach to understanding northeastern aquatic (including riparian and floodplain) habitats, ecosystem processes, and species across the rural to urban gradient with an emphasis on the urban end of that continuum.  A particular emphasis will be the impacts of extreme heat and precipitation on aquatic and riparian ecosystems in the context of a warmer, wetter climate. The scientist will also be expected to conduct research that informs the wide range of aquatic habitat restoration actions and approaches currently being employed in these landscapes, and work with social science researchers and practitioners to better understand the way in which science and practice informs the values and perspectives of the public.  Finally, the scientist will develop research that intersects with long-term foundational projects and datasets across the rural to urban gradient.  Successful applicants will have demonstrated the ability to complete the entire cycle of research from study conception through communication and dissemination, including publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The Northern Research Station is seeking expressions of interest for a broadly-trained Research Aquatic Ecologist/Fish Biologist.  The scientist will take a systems approach to understanding northeastern aquatic (including riparian and floodplain) habitats, ecosystem processes, and species across the rural to urban gradient with an emphasis on the urban end of that continuum.  A particular emphasis will be the impacts of extreme heat and precipitation on aquatic and riparian ecosystems in the context of a warmer, wetter climate. The scientist will also be expected to conduct research that informs the wide range of aquatic habitat restoration actions and approaches currently being employed in these landscapes, and work with social science researchers and practitioners to better understand the way in which science and practice informs the values and perspectives of the public.  Finally, the scientist will develop research that intersects with long-term foundational projects and datasets across the rural to urban gradient.  Successful applicants will have demonstrated the ability to complete the entire cycle of research from study conception through communication and dissemination, including publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

 

Highly motivated individuals are encouraged to respond. A PhD is required. The position (open to all qualified applicants) is a permanent appointment at one of the three NRS Urban Field Stations (Baltimore, Philadelphia, or New York City). To respond to this outreach notice, please provide your current CV or resume and the completed outreach form below to Dr. Keith Nislow (keith.nislow@usda.gov). Please include all requested information on the last page of this outreach notice into one file with your last name in the filename, and “Aquatic Ecologist Outreach” in the subject line.

 

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