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General Biologist IV, Fort Collins, CO (ID#14446)


Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) currently holds a technical services support contract with the US Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center which conducts ongoing research on the biology, control, and containment of the invasive nocturnal Brown Tree Snake on Guam, the Mariana Islands, and throughout the Pacific region.

We have an opening for a Biologist IV, full-time position to join our team of research biologists on Guam. The successful candidate will be provided with the unique opportunity to participate in ongoing research in a dynamic Pacific island field setting. He or she may also be trained as a member of the Rapid Response Team which could require multi-week trips to other (possibly remote) locations in search of snakes, including long hours and difficult conditions involving hot, humid and rainy inclement weather.

Preference will be given to applicants who have proven experience in database management, experience with snake handling, a desire to live in the tropics, and a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Access. The primary task for this position will be maintenance and oversight of project databases.

Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Date of Availability, Passport expiration date, and a list of References saved as a single Word or PDF document.


Includes the following:

Primary tasks include –

  • Use, modify, and design databases in MS Access for input and extraction of large datasets
  • Handle issues related to ensuring quality control of incoming data from field projects
  • Perform development tasks including architecture, development, testing, implementation, and support of MS Access databases

Secondary tasks include –

  • Fieldwork includes the hand capture of live snakes, collection of morphological data, preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment for experiments, preparation of study sites
  • Handling of live and dead animals (snake, lizards, rodents, and other vertebrates) , including humane euthanasia
  • Field data collection occurs both during the day and at night
  • Study site preparation may require the use of brush cutting equipment, power saws, and other equipment
  • Meticulous attention to data quality is required at all levels of the project, while also adhering to scientific and safety protocols




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Education, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Applicants must be in possession of a valid passport and be able to work legally in the U.S.


  • Demonstrated interest in working on a nocturnal species
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills as well as the ability to produce professional quality documents
  • Ability to pass an extensive background check for access to military property


  • Excellent (corrected) eyesight, health and physical stamina, a strong work ethic and the ability to work on a research team are required
  • Ability to walk over rough terrain, carry up to 30 lbs of equipment, tolerance of climatic extremes in mosquito- and spider-infested areas while maintaining a sense of humor

Travel to and from Guam is paid with a one year commitment.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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