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Schultz Research Group Conservation Biology

Western Monarch Scientific Assistant

We have a new position for a scientific assistant to assist with research on western monarch butterflies in Dr. Cheryl Schultz’s Conservation Biology Lab at Washington State University Vancouver.  Focal research involves systematic monitoring of monarch habitat in sparsely populated areas of Oregon, Washington and Idaho throughout the summer (June – September) as well as leading other aspects of research with monarchs in the lab and field. Position requires strong field skills and organizational abilities as well as assistance with data curation, data analysis and preparing reports. Applicants should have BS in ecology or related field with three years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. A preference is for applicants with MS in ecology or related field.

The Conservation Biology Lab uses a population ecology lens to gain understanding of the ecology of at-risk species to develop conservation and restoration responses to global change. Our work largely focuses on at-risk butterflies in the Pacific Northwest as a model system to address broad ecological questions as well as advance conservation on-the-ground.

Interested applicants should apply online. Please note application instructions, as well as specific information on the wage range and benefits for this position. For a summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit:

You will be asked to upload a CV/resume, a cover letter describing past research experience and future career interests, and a Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (see detailed information on the posting). This position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on February 14, 2023.

Washington State University Vancouver is a small campus in the WSU system located in Southwest Washington just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon and is close to Willamette Valley and South Puget Sound prairies.  Washington State University Vancouver is in the homeland of Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

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