Position: Full-time, 12 month position, full benefits package
Wage: $14.513 – $18.141 per hour
Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: September 2021
The Research Assistant III is expected to participate in and contribute to
ongoing research in fish biology as part of a National Science Foundation
grant project. They will work closely with the grant Primary Investigator on
experimental design, setup, and execution, as well as managing undergraduate
research students. Their responsibilities will include organizing equipment
and supply purchases, calibrating scientific instruments, performing minor
surgeries, analyzing experimental data, preparing manuscripts, managing
undergraduate research students, animal husbandry, and presenting research
findings at scientific meetings. They are expected to be highly motivated,
self-directed, and capable of working independently, as well as proficient in
supervising undergraduate research students.
Completed or will finish in six months or less a Bachelor's of Science
Degree in biology/zoology or a related field.
Advanced working knowledge of biology, particularly in animal physiology
and behavior, fish and wildlife biology.
Extensive experience working in the field.
Working knowledge of MATLAB.
Proficiency in analyzing scientific papers.
Experience in scientific writing.
To apply, submit a letter of application, current resume, and the names,
addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references. To be
fully considered, the letter of application must address all of the job
qualifications. Send application materials to:
Patti Lake, Personnel Officer
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Bradley Wood by email
@ Bradley.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 406-683-7321. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University & Dillon Area
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate
university with over 65 full-time faculty and 1,300 students. It is located in
Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous
top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.
Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering
Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block
schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time,
three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each
course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block
schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel,
and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western's faculty strongly believe in
mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from
university life to professional careers.
The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community.
With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public
schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent
quality of life.
The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities,
veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request
veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with
disabilities. Finalists for any position will be subject to a criminal
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