Research Biologist/Wildlife Veterinarian Alaszkában

Job Number: 21453 (Classification: Full time Positions)
Title: Research Biologist/Wildlife Veterinarian
Agency: North Slope Borough
Location: Barrow, Alaska
Job Description: The Department of Wildlife Management of the North
Slope Borough (NSB) is seeking an expert in wildlife health assessment. We
prefer a veterinarian (D.V.M./V.M.D.) with advanced research training
(Ph.D.) but will consider other applicable educational backgrounds. The NSB
is a county-like municipality in the Arctic and occupies the northern
one-sixth of the State of Alaska. Within this area and in adjacent waters
of the Arctic Ocean, are vast wildlife resources (caribou, fish, waterfowl,
whales, walrus, seals, polar bears, etc.). Also on Alaska's North Slope are
North America's two largest oilfields and approximately 7,000 full-time
residents. Most of the residents are Inupiat Eskimo whose subsistence
lifestyle is heavily dependent upon the wildlife resources.
The NSBs Department of Wildlife Management (DWM) conducts studies that
relate to the wildlife upon which the Eskimo people depend. The DWMs work
focuses upon the most important subsistence use resources (bowhead and
beluga whales, seals, walruses, caribou, fish, and waterfowl). In order to
reduce industrial impacts to the environment and wildlife, the DWM also has
substantial involvement in the review of various technical documents
(environmental impact statements, oil exploration plans, etc.) and proposed
actions by industry (drilling, seismic exploration, offshore island
construction, discharge into marine waters, pipeline routes, etc.).
The individual that fills this Research Biologist position is expected to
work cooperatively and collaboratively with other DWM personnel, with
Eskimo hunters, and with other researchers. The Research Biologist will be
expected to examine subsistence harvested wildlife (bowhead whales in
particular) and participate in other management related studies. The DWM
currently has several large grants for wildlife health assessment and is
expecting approval of several other grants in the coming year. The Research
Biologist will also be expected to travel, including internationally to
attend the International Whaling Commission and other meetings and
Ph.D. and D.V.M preferred
Wildlife Health experience
Research experience
Salary: DOE
Last Date to apply: March 31, 2010
Contact: Taqulik Hepa/Robert Suydam
Phone: 907-852-0350