This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.
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As a Wildlife Biologist within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:
- Study interactions between wildlife populations, habitat attributes, anthropogenic change, and management actions; primarily in sagebrush ecosystems.
- Study influence avian breeding ecology and interactions with nest predators, primarily in estuarine systems.
- Demonstrate scientific writing ability (as lead and co-author) that condenses and summarizes complex research hypotheses analyses, results, and implications into peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.
- Model and interpret datasets off wildlife-habitat relationships, survival and recruitment, spatial use, and predator-prey relationships, using advanced statistical techniques ( such as Maximum-Likelihood, Bayesian, Geostastical, and/or Geoprocessing analyses).
- Perform analyses using software such as R, MARK, WinBugs, JAGS, ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, R raster packages.
- Provide project management support for the principal investigator.
- Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.
- The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet-rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; and bending, crouching, stooping, stretching reaching, or similar activities.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel away from home may be required up to 2 nights per month.
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