Snapshot USA 2021 Fellowship Opportunity

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Dec 9, 2021, 2:00:21 PM12/9/21
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Hi everyone, check out this great opportunity to work with Snapshot USA and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute! Please contact Dr. Hila Shamon if you have any questions.

A Fellowship is available for assistance with analysis of mammal biodiversity data derived from Snapshot USA, a national camera trap survey that has been conducted for 3 years involving participants in all 50 states. The fellow would assist with cleaning the data, analysis of trends and patterns across physiographic regions, and looking at trophic interactions between mammal species. The position is intended to expand the skill set of the Fellow to strengthen their use analytical techniques using large datasets collected over the landscape scale. 


  • Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to use R and some knowledge of GIS software 
  • An undergraduate degree in biology, ecology, or GIS 
  • Some background practical experience in use of camera traps for mammal surveys 
  • A desire to pursue future education following the fellowship. 

Position can either be onsite at Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA or remote. Stipend is $2000 month for 3 months, starting time would be in January with opportunity for extension beyond 3 months. If interested please submit resume, cover letter of qualifications and career goals, as well as the contact information for 3 references to Dr. Hila Shamon,; please write in the subject “Snapshot USA 2021 Fellowship”. Deadline for applications December 22, 2021. 

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