Location: Lexington, KY
The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food & Environment Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Kentucky seeks a Research Analysist to support wildlife-related activities. Wildlife research in FNR broadly focuses on conservation and management of both game and non-game species. Eighty percent of the position will be devoted to supporting the research work of four wildlife faculty with a portion of time allocated to assisting other research projects in the Department. The position supports extensive field data collection, data analyses, and development of technical and research reports.
The research analyst will organize and support FNR wildlife faculty and graduate students with fieldwork and collection of data; manage and organize data; prepare and maintain samples for analysis; perform statistical and GIS analyses; summarize results; facilitate storage and dispose of samples; maintain wildlife collections (live and preserved specimens); assist with instruction and/or lab set up of field and lab-based wildlife courses and prepare and/or edit manuscripts, grant proposals, presentations and reports. This position will also support research activities of non-wildlife FNR faculty and graduate students including assisting with field and lab work; the latter including maintaining lab equipment and supplies and assisting with lab safety. Maintain professional standards, customer service, organizational improvement and other duties as assigned.
Must have a strong record of success conducting research and scholarly activities, including publication in peer-reviewed journals. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint is required; advanced knowledge of R and ArcGIS software is required; excellent communication skills and standard wildlife sampling techniques are required. For additional information on the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources please click here: https://forestry.ca.uky.edu/.
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