Associate Research Scientist for Global Initiative on Ungulate Migration

The Global Initiative on Ungulate Migration (GIUM; is hiring an Associate Research Scientist to help facilitate our global mapping efforts. The goal is to create an atlas of the world ungulate migrations and facilitate conservation-related research.

Working within the Merkle Research Group ( and collaborating with an international team of researchers and data analysts, the Research Scientist will organize, synthesize, and analyze GPS collar data and help coordinate and organize GIUM Mapping Team. Additional duties and responsibilities include: 1) Provide analyses and technical reports for state, federal, international, and NGO cooperators, 2) Maintain, clean, organize and enhance the GPS collar data archive for global datasets. And 3) When appropriate, conduct independent research and write peer-reviewed publications.

Minimum qualifications include: 1) Master of Science in Wildlife Ecology or related field. 2) Proficient with ArcGIS and R. 3) Experience leading, coordinating, or working with teams of professionals. 4) Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. 5) Strong interest in local and global conservation. 6) Experience working with field biologists and wildlife managers.

Desired qualifications include: 1) Experience working on international collaborations. 2) Experience coordinating analytical teams. 3) Experience analyzing ungulate migration data. 4) Ability to communicate orally and verbally in multiple languages. 5) Experience with database software and web mapping tools.

The following documents are required to apply: online application form (link below), detailed cover letter, CV, and contact information for four work-related references. The Research Scientist will be employed by the University of Wyoming. The position is for one year, but extension to a second or third year is expected and highly likely. We prefer the Scientist to live and work locally, but remote work may be considered. Salary ranges from $45,000 to $55,000 USD depending on experience and includes full University of Wyoming benefits.

Review of applicants will begin 18 October 2021. Please direct questions related to this position to Dr. Jerod Merkle (University of Wyoming) at Use the following link to apply: .