Assistant Unit Leader for California Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Opening

Job Close Date: 
June 19, 2015 - 8:59pm

Position: Assistant Unit Leader, California Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

Agency, Location: USGS California Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (Unit), at Humboldt State University (HSU)

Categories: PhD Level Position

End Date: 6/19/2015

Responsibilities: We are seeking candidates with expertise in fish biology/ecology. Preference will be given to individuals with research focus on the ecology and conservation of salmonid fishes and their freshwater habitats. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths in freshwater and marine fish ecology, water quality, genetics, and aquaculture in the Department of Fisheries Biology at HSU and address the mission of the Unit to conduct research on contemporary fish and wildlife issues that address the needs of state and federal cooperators, train future natural resource professionals, and communicate research information to natural resource managers and the public. The candidate must have interest and demonstrated ability to successfully interact with professional natural resource organizations, agencies, and university faculty. The candidate will be expected to teach a graduate level course annually in an area of research expertise.

Qualifications: U.S. Citizenship, Ph.D. in directly related field of study, educational background meeting requirements for GS-0482 or GS-0408 federal job series (Research Ecologist/Fish Biologist) at GS level 12. This is a federal position with the USGS; recruitment will follow standard U.S. Government procedures.

In addition to the outstanding facilities through the Unit, HSU has excellent facilities for fisheries research, including a fish hatchery, fish genetics laboratory and fish museum on-campus; a wet lab and small aquarium facilities; and a 90’ ocean-going research vessel, used in instruction and faculty research.

Salary: $70,192-$91,255/yr plus Benefits Package

Contact/Email: Dr. Peggy Wilzbach, Unit Leader;; 707-826-3268