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Research Biologist – Native Non-Game Species Conservation

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Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed from 1 June 2018 onwards, open until filled.
Annual Research Budget: Up to $20,000.

John G. Shedd Aquarium’s Haerther Center for Conservation Research is recruiting a Research Biologist specializing in Non-Game Species Conservation to join our team. Candidates should have both the desire and the experience to be a Principal Investigator, and to develop a research program and develop supporting projects and analyses. Preference will be given to candidates that specialize in non-game fish or mussel conservation issues and whose projects can inform efforts to advance conservation and stewardship of these animals in the Great Lakes region.

This position is expected to support the Haerther Center’s freshwater program goals through an independent research program focused on conservation and ecology of non-game species of fish or mussels. The position will be supported by of a budget of up to $20,000 per year and will report to the Director of Freshwater Research. Examples of research directions aligned with our goals might include; 1) assessing landscape or in-stream attributes that influence community structure, abundance, condition, or distribution patterns, 2) determining life history and population traits that inform conservation and management, or 3) supporting Federal, State, municipal, or local stakeholders in the creation or implementation of conservation and management strategies and programs.

A large proportion of job performance will be judged on the ability to manage an applied aquatic research program that adheres to the conservation priorities of the aquarium while also regularly publishing results in peer-reviewed journals.  This position also serves as an institutional resource for content and communications to advance appropriate science and conservation messages through the aquarium’s many outreach channels.

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