[ECOLOG-L] 2 USGS post docs: Population modelling and stable isotopes related to renewable energy-wildlife issues. Davis, California. Application deadline: 10/16/2015

Outreach Notice –

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Forest
and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is seeking to fill two GS-11
term biologist/ecologist positions to be based in Davis, CA. These
positions are both designed to participate in a multi-year project
investigating the demographic effects of renewable energy-caused mortality of
wildlife in California. 


Term Wildlife Biologist GS-486-11

The wildlife biologist will develop,
analyze and interpret demographic models built for populations of high-priority
avian and mammalian species killed at renewable energy facilities within
California.  Interact and communicate with a diverse set of
stakeholders in industry, consulting, government and academia to compile,
integrate and summarize published and unpublished reports.  Write articles or portions of articles for
popular, technical and/or scientific publications for on-going studies or as
assigned by supervisor.   There may
be occasional travel 5-7 nights per month. 
The desired
candidate will have a strong knowledge of analysis, interpretation and
simulation of wildlife demography and matrix population models; experience
using software such as R, MARK, or ArcGIS; and employing Bayesian statistical
techniques (e.g., BUGS) or coding in C or a similar language. A strong history
of publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.


Term Ecologist GS-408-11

The stable isotope ecologist will be responsible
for preparing samples and conducting stable isotope analyses to identify the
geographic extent of the populations of key species experiencing fatalities at
renewable energy facilities in California. Write
comprehensive written reports and write scientific manuscripts for publication
in scientific journals. *Travel is required as the analyses will be conducted at the Central
Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility of the University of Maryland Center for
Environmental Science. The desired candidate will have experience
conducting, interpreting, analyzing and publishing stable isotope analyses in
any field; ability to graphically display these data (e.g., within a GIS); and
experience using software such as R, Excel, ArcGis. A strong history of
publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.


These positions will be
located in Davis, CA.  Salary is GS-11
$30.04/hour.   For details on these positions (such as full description of duties, education
and experience requirements) please see the full vacancy announcements listed


The jobs will be posted on the internet at  www.usajobs.gov  All applicants must apply at this website.


Opens: 10/05/2015


Wildlife Biologist  
GS-486-11 – Announcement #

Ecologist GS-408-11- Announcement # PAC-2015-0697


USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and
qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital
status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual
orientation, or any other non-merit factors.  
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with


For more information please


Earl Emerson

(916) 278-9399


U.S. Geological Survey – Office of Human

3020 State University Dr East, Suite 2001

Sacramento, CA  95819

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