Sr. Rsch Associate

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Posting NumberS05182PWorking TitleSr. Rsch AssociateDepartmentWarnell AD ResearchAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources prepares leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of forests and other renewable natural resources using the latest ideas and technology for real world applications.

College/Unit/Department websitewarnell.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Normal business hours Monday-Friday

Advertised Salary$65,000- Commensurate with qualifications and Experience; Field Housing & Transportation Provided.Posting Date09/02/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/01/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be informed that the position is based on northwest Arkansas.

Location of VacancyOutside Georgia EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleResearch Professional ADFLSAExemptJob FamilyLaboratory-ResearchFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

A PhD degree is preferred. In addition to the minimum qualifications, the employee should have extensive experience working with state or federal wildlife management agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the public. They should also be extremely comfortable with oral communication in professional and public settings. This position requires an advanced background in project coordination, supervision of employees, and management of intensive field studies with large ungulates or other wildlife species.

Position Summary

The employee acts as the primary liaison between the Warnell School and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to ensure that the research project is conducted according to the agreement between the two parties. The employee assists faculty in the development of research studies, oversees research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, manages data sets, analyzes data, and prepares technical reports and presentations to disseminate the results of the research. The employee functions mostly independently with little supervision to conduct day-to-day operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

1. Advanced knowledge of field, analytical, and communication techniques to design and carry out research with little oversight on private and public lands.
2. Proficient knowledge and skill in statistical and spatial analysis methods using a variety of software.
3. Competency in technical writing as demonstrated by prior publication in scientific outlets.

Physical Demands

Work outdoors in rugged terrain and all weather conditions and lift 50 lbs or more.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? YesIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Oversee white-tailed deer research study including coordinating and conducting field research that will involve capture of white-tailed deer using various capture techniques, immobilization of captured animals with controlled substances, GPS telemetry, capture and handling of neonates, collection of samples for diagnostic testing, monitoring of captured animals, and day-to-day operations of a field crew composed of graduate students and technicians. Directly supervises graduate students and technicians.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

Provide coordination between the Warnell School, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and other partners. Coordination will include communication updates, budgeting, purchasing, management of controlled substances, media contacts, and landowner relations.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities

Manage complex long-term data sets, provide statistical analyses, and inform study design.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Prepare research papers, reports, and presentations suitable for publication in peer-reviewed venues and presentation at professional conferences.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Produce a summary report of deer research study annually. Perform other duties as requested by lead investigators.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 9/8/2020
    Application Due: 12/7/2020
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