Research Associate IV
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

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This position is limited to 06/29/2013 with extension contingent on funding.

BASIC FUNCTION:
Perform independent research work at the Regional Conservation Genetics Laboratory (RCGL) at the University of Rhode Island. Oversee others engaged on the project(s).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for managing the daily operation of the Regional Conservation Genetics Laboratory (RCGL).

Write grants to continue funding current projects and develop new research projects.

Publish research results and present findings at national meetings.

Perform (independently) complex experiments involving use of highly technical instruments and devices.

Be responsible for the performance of complex tests on materials or specimens, and for analyzing samples.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May be, or perform work as, a co-principal investigator.

Perform additional duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers; word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software; ArcGIS; molecular genetics analyses software (PUP, Arlequin, Structure, F-Stat; bioinformatics software; computer programming on a supercomputing cluster.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Required Qualifications:
Required:
1) A Ph.D. in Environmental Science.

2) Demonstrated experience developing molecular genetic tools to extract and analyze DNA from fecal samples.

3) Demonstrated experience conducting conservation genetic studies on wild and captive populations of Leporidae (rabbits and hares).

4) A minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience.

5) Demonstrated experience using landscape genetic techniques.

6) Demonstrated experience using next generation sequencing and bioinformatic techniques.

7) Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills.

8) Demonstrated experience managing the daily operations of a molecular genetics laboratory and supervising support staff.

9) Demonstrated experience communicating with diverse audiences, including state and federal biologists, zoo representatives, policy-makers, and scientists.

10) Demonstrated proven record of acquiring external grant funds and publishing research results.

Position Number:
108462

Preferred Qualifications:
Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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