Dec 20, 2013

WANTED: Coordinator: NY Invasive Species Research Institute

EMPLOYER:  Cornell University

The New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI) located at Cornell University is seeking a new Coordinator. This position (Senior Extension Associate level) provides leadership and coordination of invasive species research and integration with related outreach, for New York State and the general northeastern US and southeastern Canada.

LOCATION:  Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Coordinator will help ensure that the NYISRI collaborates closely with the New York State Invasive Species Council, state and federal agencies, other components of the Sew York State invasive species response system, and regional entities to coordinate and prioritize needs and funding of invasive species research. 

The Coordinator will serve as the point of contact for the NYISRI, as well as help to develop research priorities and needs, develop partnerships among experts in government agencies, academia, and the private sector, facilitate and coordinate research efforts and ensure their integration with extension/outreach activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or M.S. in conservation, applied field ecology, wildlife management or other ecologically based pest management in related fields. Broad knowledge and experience related to invasive species is required. An ability to effectively interact and communicate with academics, extension personnel, government entities and the public is required. Previous experience with invasive species research/education is desirable.

STARTING DATE:     April 2014 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin in early January 2014. Application instructions and contact person are specified in the attached NYISRI Coordinator Position Description.