Full-Time BioStatistician / Quantitative Ecologist @ Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking to hire a 40 hour per week BioStatistician or Quantitative Ecologist. The successful candidate will provide statistical consulting services to Commission staff as a member of the Center for Biostatistics and Modeling. Consulting areas include general statistical advice, design of experiments and monitoring studies, data analysis, population modeling, and manuscript preparation and review. Duties include performing quantitative analysis and modeling of scientific data using appropriate statistical methods and modern graphic techniques; reviewing current wildlife research and monitoring techniques to provide advice to research staff on appropriate and efficient methodologies; generating publication-quality graphics for publication in peer-reviewed manuscripts; and training staff in modern statistical analyses and techniques. The position is housed at FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, FL.
At least a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in statistics or one of the natural sciences with demonstrable proficiency in quantitative analysis. Candidates may be given preference if they have a doctorate from an accredited college or university in statistics or ecology.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to understand and appreciate research problems from the perspective of a biologist or resource manager
Ability to produce statistical programming code (for SAS or R), graphics, summary results, and written documents in a manner that is easily shared with and understood by FWC staff
Familiarity or working knowledge in the areas of experimental design, linear models, generalized linear models, mixed effect (hierarchical) models, and nonparametric models
Familiarity or working knowledge in Bayesian analysis, distance sampling, capture-recapture techniques, and occupancy estimation preferred
Proficient programming skills in either R or SAS
Knowledge of ecological software preferred (e.g. PRESENCE, MARK, DISTANCE)
Ability to work independently to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with research staff, including personnel stationed at field offices throughout the state of Florida