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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENTIST 4
Department of Fish & Wildlife, State of Washington 

Location: Thurston County - Olympia, WA

Salary:  $4,913.00 - $6,445.00 Monthly

Hours: Full Time - Permanent

Closes: 2nd Ocotber 2016

Are you an energetic and dynamic leader in a natural resource field? Do you want to lead professional teams in managing carnivore species in Washington? The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Natural Resource Scientist Section Manager position located in the Game Division of the Wildlife Program. The duty station for this position is the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Washington.

This position oversees the Wildlife Program Game Division's Carnivore section, including statewide management of bear, cougar, wolf and furbearers.  The incumbent is responsible for evaluating research, harvest, and survey data to inform recommendations related carnivores.  Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for budget management, making rule or policy recommendations regarding hunting other management issues, and supervision of professional staff working in the Carnivore Section.

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN CONSERVATION SCIENCE
University of Oxford 

Location: Oxford

Salary: £30,738 to £32,600 per annum (Grade 7)

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Contract / Temporary

Placed on: 25th August 2016

Closes: 28th September 2016

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be responsible for collecting data on preferences and attitudes towards, and the legal and illegal consumption of, bear bile products in China. They will be an experienced inter-disciplinary scientist, with expertise in conducting fieldwork and data analysis in the area of wildlife trade and consumption. They will use a range of novel methods from behavioural economics, psychology and social science, and analyse these data using appropriate statistical methods. They will ideally have previous experience of working in the region, and able to engage actively and constructively with a range of different stakeholders. They will work well within a large, multidisciplinary, multi-site and multi-sectoral team, but also to take the initiative and lead a research team while in the field.

They will hold (or be about to submit) a relevant PhD/DPhil; have relevant experience in the general area of conservation science; possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes (specifically, expertise in conservation economics, wildlife trade dynamics, household surveys, statistical methods in social science, qualitative data analysis); be able to manage own academic research and associated activities; have previous experience of scientific publication in a relevant subject area, and of dissemination to and engagement with a range of audiences and using a range of mediums; and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, organise and lead meetings, and represent the research team.

This post will be based in the Department of Zoology, Oxford and is fixed-term for 36 months.

You will be asked to upload a CV and a supporting statement.

Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 28 September 2016 will be considered.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - BEAR SAFETY EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Wildlife Management Institute

Bear Safety Education Coordinator Position Description

Position Title: Southwest Montana Bear Safety Education Coordinator

Reports to: Wildlife Management Institute

Dates of Employment:  Employment will be from the date of hire through May 31, 2018 with the possibility of up to 4 months furlough, December through March, in both years.

Start Date: Immediately

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to colleen@igbconline.org. Deadline May 23, 2016

Salary/Benefits: $20.79 per hour, and will be expected to work an average of 74 hours per pay period (i.e. $1,528.46 each 2 weeks). In addition, the incumbent will be enrolled in WMI’s 401(k) program, with an annual contribution of 3-8% of incumbent’s annual salary. WMI does not provide health insurance or any other benefits for limited-term-employees.

The Southwest Montana Bear Safety Education Program is a two-year pilot program, April 2016 through May 2018, which will improve program delivery and efficiency by employing a human-bear coexistence outreach trainer and coordinator. The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) is currently recruiting for a limited term employee to serve as the Bear Safety Education Coordinator. Employment will be from the date of hire through May 31, 2018 with the possibility of up to 4 months furlough, December through March, in both years.

The coordinator will be employed by WMI and collaborate with the locally-based Southwest Montana Bear Education Working Group (SMBEWG).  Working Group members include the U.S. Forest Service; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; the Wildlife Conservation Society; the Wildlife Management Institute; and People and Carnivores. The Coordinator will support and synchronize consistent bear education messaging, support seasonal bear education technicians, organize bear-related public outreach for  member agencies of the SMBEWG, and increase public contact through year-round outreach. In addition, the Coordinator will work with WMI to create an ongoing and summary evaluation plan that will assess the effectiveness of this approach.

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