A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The candidate will work closely on a daily basis with the GLANSIS Program Manager and Research Associate as well as with the broader GLANSIS Team (NOAA Principal Investigators) to provide data management and analysis support for the team. The candidate will be primarily responsible for data entry as well as synthesis and review of scientific and management literature related to established and potential Great Lakes nonindigenous species. The candidate will also be involved in quality control and may have opportunity to engage in literature-based research on patterns and trends in invasion biology.
The candidate will provide support for maintenance of the database beginning with:
Entering reference data into the database.
Extracting and entering impact data into a new impact component of the database.
Entering map data or organizing larger datasets for bulk upload.
Preparation of qualitative and quantitative organism impact assessments and risk assessments.
Updating species profiles.
Conducting data analysis, particularly for geospatial data.
Master’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in biology or related field. Capacity to work in both a team environment and independently. Meticulous attention to detail and quality control. Capacity for conducting independent literature review. Familiarity with ArcGIS and spatial data analysis.
Experience/excellence with data entry, database programs, technical writing, invasion biology, aquatic biology, and/or natural resources management/policy will be given preference.
Flexible within M-F, 6am to 6pm
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 183028
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