Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate Natural Resources located at Little Moose Old Forge New York (Bronx)


: $78,145.00 - $127,920.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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POSITION :Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

STARTING DATE :On or after September 1, 2019

LOCATION: Department of Natural Resourceslocated at in Ithaca & Old Forge New York

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will plan, conduct, and report original research addressing the conservation and management of freshwater fish populations in Adirondack ecosystems, in collaboration with the Program Director of the Adirondack Fishery Research Program (AFRP). The successful candidate will be the primary liaison between the AFRP and a longstanding network of private and public cooperators. This position will build upon AFRPs 70-year legacy of research that addresses the practical consequences of environmental change for the ecology and management of aquatic ecosystems and associated fisheries throughout the Adirondack region (please see

Duties will include managing and operating the Little Moose Field Station near Old Forge, New York from mid-April through mid-November, as well as maintaining a regular presence on Cornells main campus throughout the year. The incumbent could therefore either be primarily stationed in Ithaca or Old Forge. The field station includes an experimental fish hatchery, lab space, and temporary housing for AFRP staff and students. Supervision of seasonal staff and interns will be required, as well as effective collaboration with other long-term project staff. Service to Adirondack stakeholders through education and dynamic outreach efforts is also expected. The Senior Research Associate will be expected to assist with seeking extramural research funding, and to contribute to expanding the AFRP legacy of publishing peer-reviewed journal articles.

The position entails a full-time appointment with a three-year term, with subsequent reappointment contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.


  • Ph.D. in fisheries science, aquatic ecology or an affiliated discipline
  • Considerable experience conducting empirical research related to AFRP objectives
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate successfully with other researchers
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate successfully with management agencies and other stakeholders in conducting and applying research results to practical challenges
  • Evidence of ability to attract extramural research funding

  • Prior postdoctoral research experience
  • Experience leading outreach and education events for public audiences
  • Demonstrated interest in addressing climate change, species invasions, and other current challenges to the continued productivity of Adirondack fisheries
  • SALARY: A competitive salary will be provided, commensurate with background and experience within the Senior Research Associate rank at Cornell. Cornell Senior Research Associates receive an attractive fringe benefits package.

    APPLICATIONS: Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online:

    Applications should include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and accomplishments, names (including mailing and email addresses, and phone numbers) of three references, three relevant publications and aStatement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusionvia the website.Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

    Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Clifford Kraft, Adirondack Fisheries Senior Research Associate Search Committee Chair, 203 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Tel (607) ###-####, email:

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