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James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center, Clemson University 

STARTING DATE: November 2023 or TBD  

CLOSING DATE: The position is open until October 19th. 

DESCRIPTION:  The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center at Clemson University is recruiting a highly motivated biologist interested in wetland and waterfowl research, management, and outreach. This position will entail the rigorous identification, pursuit, and obtaining of external research, education, and outreach grants or contracts related to waterfowl ecology, wetlands ecology, and other wetland-wildlife topics. The ideal candidate should have a broad professional network of contacts, be familiar with wetlands, waterfowl, and other wetland-dependent wildlife issues along the southeastern U.S. coast, be able to identify and apply for funding opportunities and grants in these fields under strict deadlines and help manage the projects when awarded. Incumbent will train students, ensure quality control in data collection protocols, and participate in field and laboratory data collection as needed. The candidate will be able to contribute to the scientific literature and management of waterfowl populations in a highly dynamic collaborative work environment. 

The position is budgeted for 1 year (and the possibility for a second), with the expectation that the position will become self-sufficient after that time.  

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. required and M.S. preferred in Wildlife Ecology, Wetlands, or related field. Strong writing skills are a must. Previous experience and success with writing and obtaining competitive grants are highly desired. Ideal candidates are intellectually curious, creative, strong communicators, highly organized, able to meet short deadlines, and efficient multitaskers. A valid driver’s license is required. We seek and encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.   

SALARY: $37,900 to $50,000/year plus benefits. 

CONTACT:  The position will be supervised by Dr. James T. (Jim) Anderson (Clemson University). The incumbent’s office will be at the Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown, SC. Interested individuals should apply by submitting a letter of interest, CV, transcripts, examples of grant applications and publications, and contact information for 3 references at Careers (clemson.edu) (Job ID = 108245). Please direct questions to Dr. Anderson at jta6@clemson.edu or (304) 276-8956. 

James T. (Jim) Anderson, Ph.D. |CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 

James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Waterfowl and Wetland Ecology 

Director, James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center 

Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science 

Hwy 17 North – 177 Hobcaw Rd. 

P.O. Box 596 

Georgetown, SC 29442 


Cell:  304-276-8956 

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Web:  https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/kennedy-center/index.html 

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