— This position is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. —
RESEARCH BIOLOGIST – WILDLIFE
STATUS: Seasonal position (appointment may range 6–9 months)
JOB SUMMARY: ABR has an immediate opening for an Avian Ecologist to conduct and support bird studies throughout Alaska. The ideal candidate for this position will have a broad background in wildlife biology, including shorebird studies, and experience with database management, statistical analyses, and preparation of technical reports.
Conduct field surveys for shorebirds, waterfowl, passerines, and raptors
Lead scheduling, logistic support, and coordinate travel for field surveys
Organize data and assist with analysis, reporting, publications, and presentations
Participate in safety training and follow ABR’s Safety Policy, including COVID-19 related field and office procedures
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience conducting field surveys of nesting birds and expertise in bird identification is required; experience with shorebird surveys and identifying breeding shorebirds preferred. Applicant must be able to conduct field work involving wading and physical labor in remote settings. Travel in helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, on snow machines, and in boats will be required. Experience in data management is required, preferably using GIS, PostgreSQL, and R. Applicant must have strong organization skills; and be able to work independently and as part of a team. B.S. in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, or related fields required with a minimum of 3 years’ experience. M.S. preferred.
HOURS: Approximately 30 hours/week on average; field work will involve longer hours and as many as 30 days of consecutive work, mostly during the summer months.
WAGE: Depending on experience; overtime eligible. Room and board provided only while in the field.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. First review 1 March 2021.
ABR, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.