Researcher II
Utah State University - Logan, UT

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Position Title

Researcher II

Position Summary

The successful candidate will serve as a project manager, lab coordinator and researcher with the National Aquatic Monitoring Center (NAMC) at Utah State University (USU). The NAMC is a joint partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and USU and is housed within the Department of Watershed Sciences at USU. The overall goals of the NAMC are to provide macroinvertebrate sample processing services, assist federal and state agencies with the design and implementation of scientifically defensible biomonitoring programs and to conduct coordinated research related to biomonitoring and emerging natural resource issues.


1. Assist with the development, management and implementation of research projects, including study design, field planning, data analysis and report/manuscript writing 2. Effectively communicate with the NAMC director, taxonomy manager and clients to manage day-to-day operations related to sample processing and reporting 3. Data management; including database development and maintenance 4. Supervise undergraduate student employees, including, hiring, training and scheduling 5. Work to improve the quality and consistency of laboratory operations (e.g., taxonomy, sorting, and quality control/quality assurance procedures)

Minimum Qualifications

1. MS in aquatic sciences or related field pertinent to the position 2. Expertise in invertebrate ecology and biomonitoring 3. Proficiency with GIS, Access, and R 4. Effective interpersonal and verbal communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

Work Environment

Office Environment: Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.

Physical Requirements-Nearly Continuously

Physical Requirements-Often

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the online application, please attach: 1. Cover letter that summarizes your interest in the position and your qualifications 2. Complete CV 3. List of three references with full contact information (phone, e-mail, address). It is recommended that all the required documents are ready to attach before you click on the 'apply for' link. The position will be open until filled. Review of candidates will begin on December 7th, 2012

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae References

Optional Applicant Documents

Optional document 1 Optional document 2

Review Date


Position Close Date

Open Until Filled


Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits

Percent of Time or Hours per Week

100 Percent


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