Location: Ithaca, New York
Research Coordinator - Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NY Statewide)
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Work location - New York Statewide
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
Unique among peer institutions in the United States, the breadth of disciplinary expertise in the Department of Natural Resources--from ethics and social sciences to conservation genetics and applied ecology--creates a stimulating multi-disciplinary atmosphere for students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars. Furthermore, the Department of Natural Resources is exceptional in its strong collaborative ties across Cornell, other universities, governmental agencies and leading environmental and conservation organizations. Consistently ranked among the top college environmental programs in the nation, we contribute creative and impactful science and education to address many of the urgent environmental issues of the 21st century. We provide essential information to communities, conservation and environmental professionals, and policy makers, as well as educators and researchers worldwide.
The New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NYCFWRU) is part of the National U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Research Units Program. The NYCFWRU is run as a cooperative partnership between Federal and State biological resource agencies Cornell University to conduct research on managing wildlife populations and habitats, train wildlife managers, and disseminate information to management agencies. Particular attention is given to the natural resource problems and issues of the Northeastern states, with New York as the focal point, but we also work on national and international conservation issues.
- The coordinator is responsible for assisting in study design; selecting point count survey locations; developing training and survey materials;
- Hiring, training, and supervising temporary technicians for summer 2023 and 2024; and managing data and ensuring data quality;
- Assist with additional research projects such as being responsible for managing passive autonomous recording unit (ARU) equipment to be deployed at point count locations and overseeing targeted surveys for specific groups of birds with low detectability (e.g., grassland and marsh birds);
- Expected to work in close collaboration with other Atlas staff and team members.
This is a term position with full benefits. The term of this position is through July 15, 2024.
- Associate's degree or equivalent and 2 to 4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination .
- Must have experience with point count protocols, distance sampling, study design and implementation, data management.
- Advanced skill in geographic information system (GIS) software is required.
- Candidates must be able to identify all land and water birds in New York State by sight and sound and have extensive field experience.
- Must be willing to do field work across the state of New York and to work irregular hours when needed.
- Willingness to learn new methods and techniques.
- Must be personable, flexible; possess excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral). Motivated and enthusiastic about working in a group environment.
- Ability to work autonomously, and make decisions that will result in desired outcomes for projects.
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and database management. Ability to work with spreadsheets and databases.
- Detail oriented and able to strictly adhere to standard operating procedure.
- Ability to create an inclusive, high-quality and respectful work environment both in a team setting and independently to achieve departmental and university goals.
- Ability to change work assignments when needed.
- Physically able to lift 10lbs - 20lbs, bend and strength.
- Awareness that protocols and procedures adhere to safety requirements.
- Must have and maintain a valid driver's license. Background check will be required.
- Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you! Additional preferred qualifications include:
- Bachelor's degree in relevant biology and natural resources field.
- At least 1 year of experience or equivalent in a field of biology Advanced research experience and a M.S. degree preferred.
- Knowledge of relevant statistical analysis (e.g. hierarchical models) preferred, but not required.
- Experience with ARUs (specifically swift units) is desirable.
- Experience supervising technicians to complete tasks in an efficient manner.
As a people manager and university leader you will model and support a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellbeing by fostering an environment where everyone has the ability to thrive and navigate work and life's challenges because they feel like they belong and have the tools and support they need.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position; Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.
How to Apply:
You must submit both a Resume and Cover letter.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.
University Job Title:
Research Aide IV
Pay Rate Type:
$21.90 - $25.24
Remote Option Availability:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.