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GIS Research Assistant in Aquatic Conservation Ecology

Responsibilities:  We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant with GIS experience to support research investigating the impacts of land conservation practices in the western Lake Erie Basin on stream fish and invertebrate assemblages.  Primary duties will include geospatial data processing and management, with the potential to help develop of peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Location:  The successful candidate would join Dr. Stuart Ludsin’s laboratory (http://www.ludsinlab.com) and a dynamic research group at OSU’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (Columbus, OH; http://ael.osu.edu), which is housed within The Ohio State University’s Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (http://www.eeob.osu.edu). Opportunities to interact with state (e.g., Ohio Division of Wildlife) and non-governmental (The Nature Conservancy) partners would exist.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in the biological, environmental, or aquatic sciences, geography, or a related field and be proficient with Microsoft Office and ESRI GIS software (QGIS also is acceptable).  While not required, we desire candidates with strong quantitative skills, hydrological modeling experience (e.g., SWAT or SPARROW), a familiarity with relevant data sources (e.g., NHDPlus), and knowledge of conservation issues related to stream ecosystems.

Salary & Benefits:  $12.67 - $13.67 per hour, depending on experience, with a comprehensive health and retirement benefits package.  Support for the position exists for 1.5 years.

Closing Date: November 15, 2013 or until the position is filled

How to Apply:  Send a cover letter, CV (or resume), and contact information for three references electronically as a single PDF to Dr. Conor Keitzer (keitzer.2@osu.edu).  Please put the “GIS Research Assistant” in the subject line.

Contact: For additional information, contact Dr. Conor Keitzer (keitzer.2@osu.edu) or Dr. Stuart Ludsin (ludsin.1@osu.edu), or visit http://www.ludsinlab.com.