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|Working Title||Project Manager|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Research Professional Position||Yes|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Classification Title||Research Associate II|
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||$40,000 – $43,500|
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|Desired Start Date||12/20/2021|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||11/28/2021|
|Description of Work Unit||
The Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit enhances graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences, and facilitates research among cooperators and partners including Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U. S. Geological Survey, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wildlife Management Institute. Research conducted by the Unit involves graduate and post-doctoral education and technical assistance to our Cooperators to understand and manage fish and wildlife resources in Colorado and elsewhere. General areas of emphasis include aquatic ecology and fish biology, population and community monitoring and modeling, the analysis of animal movement and spatio-temporal ecological processes, and disease ecology and epidemiology.
We seek an outstanding individual to evaluate the effects of pollutants on water quality and aquatic animal health. The RA will perform Aquatic Toxicology research projects, including design, statistical analysis, and troubleshooting functions. The RA will also be responsible for maintaining ongoing research into fish diseases, including designing experiments, statistical and modeling analyses and fish disease surveillance and analyses, as well as fish collection. The RA must be familiar with molecular disease assays used to monitor important fish diseases, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), quantitative PCR, Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT), and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA). The RA will also be responsible for reporting and submitting research to peer-reviewed publications. Specific projects will be identified through routine prioritization processes within Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and collaboration with Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. The primary function of this research associate is to provide additional lab support and capabilities to ongoing aquatic toxicology and fish health projects being in collaboration with CPW Aquatic Research Section.
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
|Job Duty Category||Project Management|
Assist Principal Investigators with all aspects of designing and executing both laboratory and field experiments to evaluate fish health. Ensure that all laboratory and field experimental protocols are followed and that the research is conducted safely.
Complete all the necessary paperwork relative to animal experiments, such as Animal Use Protocols, Institutional Biosafety, collecting permits and any other relevant documentation required by CSU or other agencies.
|Percentage Of Time||40|
|Job Duty Category||Experimental Design and Execution|
Assist principal investigators with the design and execution of laboratory and field experiments in toxicology and fish health.
Duties will include the building and set up of laboratory apparatus to house and expose animals in toxicological and disease experiments.
Duties will include an ability to work in physically challenging field conditions to collect data on water quality and fish populations.
Duties will include fish sampling, including electrofishing, seining, gillnetting, trapping, and other methods as necessary.
Duties will include fish disease surveillance and analyses, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), quantitative PCR, Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT), and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA).
|Percentage Of Time||40|
|Job Duty Category||Data analysis and write-up|
Collate, organize, and analyze toxicology and fish health data. These data may come from a variety of sources, such as chemical analyses, genetic or molecular analyses, population level evaluations, as well as other potential sources. The ability to work with a variety of biological data is critical.
The ability to produce reports and publications that include appropriate analyses and effectively communicate the ﬁndings of this research is important to ensure that this research reaches and is well received by the correct audiences.
Effective completion of this duty will result in data that will be used to evaluate water quality relative to fish health and aquatic life criteria. It will allow CPW and other regulatory agencies to assess and refine aquatic life criteria.
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Job Duty Category||Communication|
Assist the principal investigators in orally communicating research results to a wide variety of stakeholders, including agency personnel, academic collaborators, and the public. The communication may include in person presentations as well as online formats.
|Percentage Of Time||10|