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Job opening: Research Ecologist

Salary: $99 200 - 128 956 per year
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo.  This position is located in the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI), Washington, DC.  The NZCBI plays a leading role in the Smithsonian's global efforts to save wildlife species from extinction and train future generations of conservationists. More than one selection may be made from this announcement.


The Research Ecologist is responsible for developing, planning, and executing basic and applied ecological research.


  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


Basic Requirements Degree: biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.  In addition to the basic education requirement above: Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service.  For this position, specialized experience is defined as originating, implementing and leading field research designed to address questions on the ecology of migratory birds; publish lead-authored papers that use or develop quantitative and spatial methods to answer questions about wildlife population ecology; as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, expertise in applying statistical models to understand wildlife population ecology; obtained extramural funding for research on wildlife ecology; trained students in wildlife ecology; present multiple talks about avian ecology at a national or international conferences.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. OR Education:  Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.  Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped the applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR A Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.


This position has positive education requirements.


  • Address SMITHSONIAN Office of Human Resources POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517 Suite 5060 Washington, District of Columbia 20013-7012 United States
  • Name: Fallon Lawson
  • Phone: 202-633-6321
  • Email: [email protected]


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