NWRC Employment &
Most National Wildlife Research Center full-time personnel
in Fort Collins and at field stations are employed in the following
series classifications: Wildlife Biologist, Biological Science
Technician, Chemist, and Physical Science Technician. Program
Support and administrative positions also exist. All full-time
and term positions in APHIS are also posted on USAJobs.
Conducts wildlife research in laboratory and field settings
from conception, design, data collection and analysis to reporting,
oral presentation, or publication of results. Plans and reviews
research proposals. Evaluates workforce and facilities needs.
Supervises technicians and other scientists.
Conducts or assists with field and laboratory studies on wildlife
species of interest to the Center. This involves handling captive
wildlife in accordance with animal welfare regulations, Good
Laboratory Practices and EPA regulations. Technicians also build
or procure cages and pens, maintain laboratory equipment and
order supplies. Biological technicians organize and tabulate
research data and assist with data analysis. Technicians write
Standard Operating Procedures and other technical publications.
Operates an array of instruments to perform basic qualitative
and quantitative determinations of pesticides and other compounds
in animal and plant tissue, soil, water and other materials
or substrates. The chemist analyzes samples, performs calculations,
evaluates and consolidates data and maintains accurate records.
The chemist must have the ability to assist in the solution
of technical problems encountered with laboratory methods and
equipment. All records must meet Good Laboratory Practices standards.
Physical Science Technician
Assists Center research chemists. Prepares samples for chemical
analysis. Operates basic laboratory equipment. Handles toxic
substances in accordance with federal regulations. Maintains
records following Good Laboratory Practices guidelines and regulations.
Are available in cooperation with appropriate scientists and
as needed to support Center research.
Opportunities for visiting scientists on sabbatical are available.
Application must be made through proper channels and research
must support the mission of the Center.
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