The Blum Lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications for 2 full-time research associate positions to start in Spring 2015.  We are looking for enthusiastic, conscientious and highly self-motivated individuals to work on a project investigating the consequences of aquatic invasive species (AIS) removal for native Hawaiian
stream fishes.

Both incumbents, who will be based on Oahu in Hawaii, will participate in
field surveys and related work to support genes-to-ecosystem assessments of at-risk species responses to AIS removal. Incumbents also will contribute to data analysis for project reports and peer-review publications.

Prior experience participating in or leading field research is desired.
Successful applicants will be expected to work independently and collaboratively as an active member of a large research group. Incumbents
must be able to conduct stream-based field work, such as snorkel surveys, in
sometimes remote locations and in variable weather conditions. Incumbents also must be able to perform detailed data analyses with a high level of precision.

We are particularly interested in applicants that have experience with
Hawaiian stream ecosystems, including but not limited to AIS and native
amphidromous fauna. Strong written, verbal and analytical skills are
essential. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in ecology or a related field is
also desired.

We highly encourage Hawaiian residents and Pacific Islanders to apply. An initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation dependent upon performance and funding.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

A PDF-format application package including (1) a letter of interest; (2) a
curriculum vitae detailing past research experience and educational
training; and (3) contact information for three professional references
should be submitted via e-mail to Ms. Shelley Meaux (cbr@tulane.edu).
Please write “Hawaii research associate position” in the subject line. For
earliest consideration, apply by 15 March 2015. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.

Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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