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The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is a U.S. Territory. U.S. work visa sponsorship will be considered for an exceptional candidate. This position serves at a professional level as a wildlife biometrician within the Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW). The biometrician will apply advanced statistical, analytical, and biological knowledge to new and existing programs for the informed management and conservation of terrestrial wildlife in the CNMI. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the wildlife section supervisor to provide recommendations to improve the efficiency of research and monitoring protocols and programs.
Duties and responsibilities include:
1. Provide comprehensive quantitative and analytical support for the statistical design, implementation, analyses, and interpretation of biological, ecological, and sociological investigations of wildlife populations in support of DFW management and staff.
2. Collate and organize data. Oversee or complete data entry as needed assuring quality control and quality assurance of wildlife investigations. Use a variety of programs including but not limited to R, MARK, and DISTANCE to conduct statistical analyses of short- and long-term datasets.
3. Author, coauthor, or review statistical content in technical reports and scientific papers in cooperation with DFW biologists, collaborators and others.
4. Develop, evaluate, and implement research and monitoring protocols and programs and make recommendations to more efficiently achieve management objectives.
5. Participate in field sampling to ensure proper sampling practices and to improve understanding of project design and implementation.
6. Examine datasets to identify patterns and establish relationships to solve problems through analyses (i.e. data mining).
7. Contribute to development of grant proposals that will enhance management of endangered and endemic species and habitats.
8. Write grant reports.
9. Provide technical assistance and statistical reports to the DFW Director on a regular basis or as requested.
10. Train others in the fundamentals of statistical analysis techniques.
11. Perform travel as required. Present results of research at scientific conferences and meetings as requested.
12. Follow DFW data storage and sharing protocols.
13. Stay abreast of developments in statistics and quantitative analysis pertaining to wildlife ecology and management and incorporate new knowledge, skills, and tools into programs.
14. Collaborate with the DFW program information specialist to make biological, ecological, and sociological information available to the public.
15. Other duties as assigned.
Candidates will possess a master’s degree or higher in statistics, biology, or a related field. This position requires a minimum 3-year commitment. To apply, email a cover letter and resume detailing experience and qualifications to liskeclark.cnmidfw(at)gmail.com with the subject line "BIOMETRICIAN: applicant name". Application deadline is November 10, 2019.
Statistical Society of Australia
PO Box 213
Belconnen ACT 2616 Australia
02 6251 3647www.statsoc.org.auABN 82 853 491 081
Please direct enquiries to:
Marie-Louise Rankin, Executive Officer
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