Conservation Associate: Zoologist- 2 positions

Position Overview

The mission of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) is to guide the conservation of Michigan’s biodiversity by providing the highest quality scientific expertise and information. MNFI’s vision is to be the authoritative source of information on biodiversity that is widely used to conserve Michigan’s unique natural heritage for current and future generations.

As part of MSU Extension and the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, the successful candidates will collect, analyze, and communicate information about Michigan's rare and declining animal species and natural communities, help maintain Michigan’s Natural Heritage Database, and work cooperatively with other MNFI personnel, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to inform and guide decisions that impact biodiversity conservation.

The MNFI is soliciting applications for two zoological positions, one of which will have expertise in invertebrate zoology (terrestrial and/or aquatic) and the other second position could have expertise with one or more invertebrate or vertebrate animal groups relevant to our mission. These positions will have statewide responsibilities and will be housed at the MNFI office in Lansing, Michigan.


Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

  • Master's degree in zoology, conservation biology, wildlife ecology/management, fisheries and wildlife, or natural resources must be earned by date of hire.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in zoology, conservation biology, wildlife ecology/management, fisheries and wildlife, or natural resources.


Application Process

To view the full position description and required qualifications, visit the Michigan State University careers page at Search for posting number 503491 using the Job Search field.

Applicants are asked to provide a current resume/CV, cover letter and four (4) professional references.

These positions are full-time, end-dated appointments renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Application deadline is June 10, 2018.

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60 Days
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Michigan State University Extension
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Keri Rowley
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