*Research Specialist – Animal Behavior – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology**Description*The Derryberry and Tanner labs are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our laboratories as a Research Specialist and Laboratory Manager. This key team member will manage field- and lab-based behavioral research experiments and assist both PIs with mentoring undergraduate students. Work schedule requires weekend availability, and early morning and late evening hours depending on the month of the year. Both labs study the evolution of animal communication, the Derryberry Lab in birds and the Tanner lab in frogs and some acoustically communicating insects. Our laboratories are stimulating and collaborative environments that are part of a growing Animal Behavior Cluster at the University of Tennessee. There will be excellent opportunities to learn behavioral, statistical, and field techniques.Apply online here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fut.taleo.net%2Fcareersection%2Fut_system%2Fjobdetail.ftl%3Fjob%3D230000025B&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C36ee73c00b0f46ce0a9b08dbc3fcd004%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638319262856063190%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=0jXUxckei6ero9OklbdGljw4TMtEkkdxPRD97Xp9oMM%3D&reserved=0Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:1.       Perform behavioral experiments to support ongoing         research projects.2.       Analyze, plot, and present experimental results.3.       Maintain live animal populations for research experiments.4.       Supervise, train, make work assignments, and mentor         undergraduate student researchers.5.       Organize lab inventory, supplies, and orders.6.       Maintain compliance with proper safety protocols and record-         keeping requirements.Techniques used in the lab include:1.       Behavioral ecology: Performing behavioral experiments on         free-living and captive frogs and birds, including         operant conditioning, female choice tests, recording, and         sound analyses.2.       Field ecology: Collecting frogs from the wild for laboratory-         based experiments; catching and banding free-living birds.3.       Animal care: Following IACUC approved protocols and SOPs in         daily animal care, including maintaining and cleaning animal         enclosures, ensure a safe and secure habitat, and monitor         health of animals.4.       General molecular biology techniques (e.g., DNA/RNA extraction,         PCR, gel electrophoresis).Training will be provided for the necessary laboratory techniques.Qualifications1.       Bachelor’s degree in Ecology & Evolution, Animal Behavior, or         a related field required (Masters preferred).2.       Experience in animal behavior research is preferred.3.       Problem-solving, strong attention to detail, and high levels of         organization are required.4.       Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.5.       Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and as         part of a team is required.6.       Proficiency with computer software (e.g., Word, Excel,         Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator) is required.Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references as a single document when applying.Job  Research TechnicalPrimary Location  US-Tennessee-knoxville Organization  Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Schedule  Full-time Campus/Institute  Knoxville Job Posting  Oct 2, 2023, 1:43:06 PM