[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Large River Ecologist, Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS)

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun May 11 14:52:54 MDT 2014

From:    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Andy_Casper?= <afcasper at ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Job: assistant large river ecologist, Illinois Natural History

Assistant Large River Ecologist, Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS)

Prairie Research Institute (PRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champa=

 INHS is seeking an individual to oversee the water quality component of =
Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), which monitors the natural=
resources along an eighty-mile reach of the Illinois River.  This positio=
will be located at the Illinois River Biological Station in Havana, Illin=

Project description: Incumbent will serve as field crew leader/coordinato=
for Water Quality component of the Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRMP),=
element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR).  This position=
focused on monitoring the status and trends of selected water quality=20
parameters of the La Grange Reach of the Illinois River.  Additional=20
research into other areas of study related to water quality and its effec=
on native biota will be encouraged.   Funding for these efforts is made=20=

available through long-term agreements with US Army Corps of Engineers an=
The US Geological Survey.

Job description: In cooperation with the Field Station Director, the=20
successful candidate will collect and report on water quality data utiliz=
the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) sampling protocols and=20=

focused research=20
l). There will also be coordination and collaboration with other related=20=

projects (Ichthyologic, Limnological, and Benthological). Supervision of=20=

full and part- time assistants in lab work, as well as crews in boat-base=
field sampling efforts. Maintain field and laboratory equipment and=20
facility. Analyze river water quality using modeling techniques=20
(Hydraulic/hydrologic, spatial, watershed, or habitat). Maintain effectiv=
working relationships with the project sponsors, the field station direct=
and other employees.

Qualifications: Required =96 Bachelor=92s degree in Biology, Environmenta=
Science, Hydrology, Limnology, Engineering, or related field with at leas=
t 5=20
years post graduate experience, or a Master=92s degree involving research=
applicable to large river ecosystems. Must be familiar with standard wate=
quality sampling protocols and equipment (sondes, data loggers, software)=
direct experience with data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting;=20=

experience trailering, launching, and operating boats on commercially=20
navigable waters; strong interpersonal and communication skills. Preferre=
d =96=20
Training and/or practical experience in at least one of the following are=
Modeling skills related to analysis of river water quality=20
(hydraulic/hydrologic, spatial, watershed or habitat) or, alternately,=20=

environmental toxicology or ecotoxicology; familiarity with GIS-based and=
statistical analysis of aquatic data; familiarity with basic concepts and=
theories of large river ecology; knowledge of LTRMP sampling protocols. M=
have a valid driver=92s license and the ability to swim.

Salary: $32,000 - $36,000 per year commensurate with experience and=20
education.  This is a regular, academic professional, full-time grant=20
supported 12-month positions.  The estimated starting date is August 16,=20=

2014 (negotiable).

 Benefits: Generous vacation and sick leave.  State Universities Retireme=
System.  Group health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Applications must be received by May 30, 2014. To apply, all candidates m=
submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close o=
the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which=20=

details qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, working e-mail=20
address, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of=
three professional references.  All requested information must be submitt=
for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be=
reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing.

 For further information please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources,=20=

Illinois Natural History Survey, 217-333-6897, elhanson at inhs.illinois.edu=
For technical questions, please contact: Dr. Andrew Casper, Search Commit=
Member (http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/directory/show/afcasper).

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants wi=
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,=20=

color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or statu=
as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individual=
with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value=20=

diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
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