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Research Associate - Stream Ecology/Aquatic Entomology
The Biological Resources Division of the USGS (BRD) invites
applications for a 3-year Term Research Associate in Ecology/Aquatic
Entomology at its Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West
Virginia. The successful applicant will be expected to perform as a
principal investigator on a 3-year study designed to examine aquatic
invertebrate responses to a catastrophic flood event in streams within
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. This is part of a larger,
collaborative effort between investigators from the BRD, the
University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University. Position available in Winter or Spring 1998 for a minimum
2 year commitment).
Responsibilities: Assistance with study design and collection of
macroinvertebrate samples from streams; processing of
macroinvertebrate samples and identification of macroinvertebrates to
genus and species; coordinating laboratory procedures involved in
determining macroinvertebrate secondary production; performing
statistical analyses of data and preparing interpretive reports.
Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology, Zoology, Entomology or
similar field with a strong background in applied and basic aspects of
stream ecology and aquatic entomology; sound training in aquatic
insect taxonomy and natural history, statistical analysis, and data
interpretation; familiarity and/or experience with secondary
production methods and analysis; proven verbal and writing skills;
demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and ability to work
independently while interacting in a team environment.
Salary commensurate with experience and education.
Applications will be accepted only through the federal hiring process,
but resumes may be sent to:
Dr. Craig D. Snyder
Leetown Science Center
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
1700 Leetown Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430
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Deadline is 01Mar98