Current NGRREC Employment Opportunities

Article by: Louise Jett, ljett@lc.edu

Researcher of Human Dimensions

NGRREC is currently accepting applications for a Researcher of Human Dimensions who will develop a comprehensive research program focused on the social dimensions of large watershed sustainability issues in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, work with NGRREC partners and affiliates in development of research studies and allied educational programs, and serve as the NGRREC lead in development of human dimensions related research proposals.

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Macroinvertebrate Ecologist

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is seeking applications for a macroinvertebrate ecologist interested in conducting research on large-floodplain rivers, their watersheds and tributaries.  This position is a 12-month, 100% time position, reflecting a 100% research appointment with a small outreach responsibility.  The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research program, regularly publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, develop successful grant proposals, possess strong quantitative skills, and be willing to work with governmental and non-governmental agencies at the state, national, and international level.

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Terrestrial Wildlife Ecologist

NGRREC is currently accepting applications for a Terrestrial Wildlife Ecologist who will develop a comprehensive research program focused on terrestrial wildlife ecology issues in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, work with NGRREC partners and affiliates in development of research studies and allied educational programs, and serve as the NGRREC lead in development of wildlife ecology related research proposals.

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Water Quality Outreach Specialist

NGGREC is currently accepting applications for a Water Quality Outreach Specialist who will, under the direction of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, work with NGRREC to develop an extension and technology transfer program on nutrient and related water quality issues to inform community decision makers, policy makers and resource managers in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico, and work closely with IISG personnel, faculty and staff from the University of Illinois, NGRREC and appropriate state and federal agencies.

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