Cornell University, Natural Resources

Position ID:Cornell-Natural Resources-RA [#13470, WDR-00018310]
Position Title: Research Associate/Senior Research Associate
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Natural Sciences / Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Appl Deadline:2019/09/22help popup finished (2019/03/22, finished 2020/01/10)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***






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


STARTING DATE: On or after September 1, 2019


LOCATION: Department of Natural Resources

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853


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 AFRP’s 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 Cornell’s 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 a Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via 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) 255-2775, email:

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
203 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

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