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Last update: 6/26/2003
|Seattle Urban Nature Project||Field Ecologist||7/18/03||6/23/03|
|Cape May Bird Observatory||Fall migration monitoring||7/15/03||6/17/03|
|Disney's Animal Kingdom/UCF||Native wildlife monitoring program development||7/15/03||6/4/03|
|Johnson Controls Inc.||Ecological effects of fire||7/6/03||6/24/03|
|The Nature Conservancy||Marine Initiative Program Coordinator||7/4/03||6/16/03|
|University of South Florida St. Petersburg||Research Laboratory Manager, environmental science||7/3/03||6/9/03|
|University of California, Davis||Technician, plant-insect interactions||6/26/03|
|New Mexico State University||Temporary Project Leader (MS)||6/26/03|
|Colorado State University||Part-time Research Associate (MS)||6/16/03|
|SUNY-ESF||Research Support Specialist, part-time||6/16/03||5/30/03|
|Johnson Controls Inc.||General Biologist I||6/15/03||5/16/03|
|University of Memphis||Research Assistant, Biology/Ecology||6/15/03||5/13/03|
|Eco-metrics, Inc.||Research Specialist, Pacific Salmon||6/4/03|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research Assistant, Lyme disease||6/1/03||5/13/03|
|Colorado State University||Field crew, plant community ID||5/30/03|
|Colorado State University||Field Crew Leader (permanent), Georgia||5/28/03||3/31/03|
|University of Florida||Forest ecology, Brazil||5/28/03||3/31/03|
|Appalachian State University||Animal Facility Manager||5/27/03||5/13/03|
|New Mexico State University||Research Assistant, Jornada LTER||5/16/03|
|Gulf South Research Corporation||Biologist/Ecologist||5/16/03|
|Michigan State University||Research Assistant, forest ecology||5/15/03||5/5/03|
|Cornell University||Technician, C and N cycling in agroecosystems||5/14/03|
|Miami University (Ohio)||Research Lab Coordinator, animal ecophysiology||5/13/03|
|Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust||Seasonal technician||5/9/03||4/30/03|
|Audubon-California||Field crew leader, habitat restoration||4/30/03|
|Water Environment Research Foundation||Project Manager||4/29/03|
|American Institute of Biological Sciences||Temporary project assistant, Public Policy||4/29/03|
|Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center||Seasonal botanist||4/25/03||4/8/03|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Seasonal field assistant, herpetology||4/22/03|
|University of Florida||Summer Research Assistants, muskrat and wetlands||4/21/03||4/10/03|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research assistant, plant ecology||4/21/03||4/1/03|
|Bowdoin College||Laboratory technician, freshwater ecology and chemistry||4/16/03|
|Purdue University||Seasonal field technician, Least Terns||4/16/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer field technicians, forest data, Sierra Nevada||4/12/03||3/24/03|
|Harvard University||Paleoecology Research Assistant/Lab Coordinator||4/9/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer botany field assts, Sierra Nevada||4/9/03||3/24/03|
|The Nature Conservancy||Summer Conservation Assistant, New York||4/6/03||3/6/03|
|Fort Gordon, Georgia||Forest Management Research||4/4/03|
|University of Notre Dame||Research technician, ecology||4/2/03|
|Oregon State University||Summer Field Assistants, forest ecology||4/1/03||1/23/03|
|Colorado State University||Seasonal veg. survey crew, Georgia||3/31/03|
|Audubon-California||Biologist-Educator, Starr Ranch (MS)||3/31/03|
|Yellowstone Ecological Research Center||Intern, coyote ecology||3/31/03|
|Bighorn Institute||Assistant biologist||3/31/03||3/18/03|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Resource Forester Assistant||3/31/03||3/7/03|
|Michigan State University||Summer Crew Leaders - Bird and Vegetation Surveys||3/31/03||3/6/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal Assistants, mammal surveys, Lake Tahoe||3/30/03||3/5/03|
|University of California, Davis||Seasonal Assistants, Avian Research||3/30/03||2/27/03|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Seasonal Techs, invasive ant control, Hawaii||3/30/03||3/5/03|
|Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory||Seasonal Crew Leader, Mountain Plovers||3/27/03|
|Sand County Foundation||Summer field work, plant ecology||3/27/03|
|Duke University||Summer field work, fire ecology, Sierra Nevada||3/26/03||3/18/03|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Temp project assts, forest ecology||3/24/03||3/18/03|
|Arizona State University||Part-time Research Aide, bird censuses||3/21/03||3/18/03|
|New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept||Seasonal Piping Plover monitor||3/21/03||3/18/03|
|Cornell University||Program Coordinator, education (MS)||3/21/03||2/24/03|
|Institute for Bird Populations||Summer Interns, bird banding||3/20/02|
|Archbold Biological Station||Summer Interns, Vertebrate Ecology||3/18/02|
|Archbold Biological Station||Field Research Supervisor, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers||3/18/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field assistants, Alaska||3/18/03|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field assistants, Martha's Vineyard||3/18/03|
|University of Washington||Summer field assistants, Fire Ecology||3/18/03|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Temporary job, plant surveys at Sequoia/Kings Canyon||3/17/03||3/7/03|
|Cape May Bird Observatory||Temporary Field Techs, shorebird migration ecology||3/15/03||1/10/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Plant Physiologist/Ecologist, Rocky Mtn Res Stn||3/12/03||2/26/03|
|Colorado State University||Research Associate II, GIS & Spatial Modeler||3/12/03||2/19/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal Forest Carnivore Surveys, Sierra Nevada||3/7/03|
|Yellowstone Ecological Research Center||Seasonal Field Crew, vegetation sampling||3/6/03|
|New Jersey Audubon Society||Seasonal Field Technicians, shorebirds||3/6/03|
|University of Washington||Seasonal field assistants, forest ecology||3/1/03||1/21/03|
|Charis Corporation||Biologist/Ecologist - LCTA Coordinator||2/28/03|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Seasonal Lab/Field Asst, Aquatic biota||2/28/03|
|University of Florida||Field Technician, Florida Snail Kite||2/28/03|
|Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center||Seasonal field botanist||2/28/03||2/7/03|
|Kansas State University||Information Manager/Research Assistant||2/28/03||1/28/03|
|University of Georgia||Research technician, plant ecological genetics||2/27/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal researchers, Sierra Nevada vegetational dynamics||2/26/03|
|Fort Bragg, North Carolina||Endangered Species Research and Compliance Biologist||2/25/03|
|Hawaii Department of Health||Stream biologist||2/25/03|
|University of Missouri||Summer field work, grassland birds||2/20/03||1/9/03|
|Utah Division of Wildlife Resources||Temporary Techs, riparian bird survey||2/19/03|
|Geo-Marine, Inc.||Seasonal field biologists, owls in New Mexico||2/15/03||12/12/02|
|University of Arizona||Seasonal Field Ecology||2/15/03||12/12/02|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Urban Wildlife Biologist||2/14/03||1/21/03|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Internships, plant conservation research||2/13/03|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Summer research assistants, birds and plants||2/13/03||2/7/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Fire research, New Jersey||2/13/03||1/31/03|
|Archbold Biological Station||Temporary field assistant, birds||2/10/03|
|Point Reyes Bird Observatory||Seasonal Biologists, fire-effects monitoring||2/10/03||1/23/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal Botanists, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie NF||2/8/03||1/7/03|
|Oregon State University||Seasonal assistants, fish physiology and behavior||2/7/03||1/21/03|
|California State University Fullerton||Field technicians, small-mammal research||2/3/03|
|Archbold Biological Station||Temporary field assistant, sparrows||2/1/03||1/9/03|
|Tall Timbers Research Station||Fire Ecology Specialist||2/1/03||12/6/02|
|Florida International University||Laboratory/Field Station Manager, Peru||1/31/03|
|University of Minnesota||Carbon sequestration/old-growth forest||1/31/03|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Gunnison Sage-Grouse behavioral research||1/30/03|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Yosemite Vegetation Survey||1/30/03|
|Auburn University||Seasonal Research Tech, Bobwhite Population Dynamics||1/28/03|
|PCR Services Corporation||Senior Wetlands Ecologist/Regulatory Specialist||1/27/03|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research assistants, landscape ecology of Lyme disease||1/27/03||1/9/03|
|University of California, Berkeley||Wildlife Inventory Technicians||1/27/03||12/10/02|
|Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory||Seasonal outreach assistant, Prairie Partners program||1/24/03|
|Oregon State University||Seasonal Research Asst, spotted owls||1/23/03||1/3/03|
|Oregon State University||Seasonal Research Asst, red tree voles||1/23/03||1/3/03|
|University of Memphis||Internship, restoring canebrakes||1/21/03|
|University of Missouri||Seasonal Field Technicians, Birds and Mammals||1/21/03|
|Harvard University||Asst Coordinator, Summer Research Program in Ecology||1/21/03|
|Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission||Seasonal Field Assistant, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers||1/21/03|
|University of Arkansas||Seasonal Field Technicians, stream ecology||1/21/03|
|Oregon State University||Ecological Parasitologist, Salmon||1/17/03||12/23/02|
|Cambridge Scientific Abstracts||Part-time editors, ecology/entomology||1/16/03|
|Northern Arizona University||Research Technician, Ecological Restoration||1/15/03|
|Bard College||Research Assistant, mammals in Kenya||1/15/03||12/10/02|
|Fairchild Tropical Garden||Herbarium Collections Technician (MS)||1/14/03|
|Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory||Seasonal biologists, wetland conservation||1/14/03|
|University of Montana||Research Assistant, plants (half-time)||1/13/03|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research Assistant, ecology||1/11/03||1/2/03|
|Aldo Leopold Foundation||Ecological Restoration interns||1/10/03||12/10/02|
|Winrock International||Program Associate, Ecosystem Services (MS)||1/10/03|
|Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center||Summer field work, grassland birds||1/9/03|
|USDA Forest Service||Woodpecker foraging ecology, Oregon||1/7/03|
|University of Florida||GIS Programmer, Everglades restoration||1/7/03|
|Alabama A&M University||Temporary Field Technician, herpetology/silviculture||1/7/03||11/27/02|
|Archbold Biological Station||Temporary research assistant, plant ecology||1/7/03||11/26/02|
|Harvard University||Forest Soil/Ecosystem Ecology||1/3/03|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Summer Plant Research||12/26/02|
|Point Reyes Bird Observatory||Field Biologist Interns||12/17/02|
|Hawaii Volcanoes National Park||Avian research interns||12/12/02|
|University of Georgia||Research Technician, Population Genetics of Trees||12/11/02|
|Alaska Department of Fish and Game||Moose Ecology||12/10/02|
|Tall Timbers Research Station||Land Conservation Specialist||12/6/02|
|USDA Forest Service (Colorado)||Plant Ecophysiology Research Professional||12/5/02|
|South Florida Water Management District||Research technician, Marsh Ecology||12/4/02|
|City of Los Angeles||Range & Wildlife Management Specialist||12/2/02|
|Hudsonia Ltd.||Naturalist/GIS specialist||11/30/02||10/15/02|
|Champaign County (IL) Forest Preserve District||Environmental Education Program Specialist||11/25/02||11/11/02|
|USDA Forest Service, Puerto Rico||Database development and GIS analyst||11/21/02|
|Pacific Watershed Institute||Salmon ecology (MS)||11/19/02|
|Fairchild Tropical Garden||Field Botanist||11/18/02||10/30/02|
|Ecological Society of America||Policy Analyst/Project Manager||11/15/02||10/21/02|
|Murray State University||Environmental Database Manager||11/15/02||10/11/02|
|Southeast Missouri State University||Biology Instructor (MS)||11/15/02||9/24/02|
|USDA Forest Service (CO)||Botanist||11/13/02|
|Auburn University||Technician, Bobwhites/Longleaf Pine Ecosystem||11/12/02|
|USDA Forest Service||Botanist/Ecologist||11/11/02|
|University of North Dakota||Technician, Wetland biogeochemistry/remote sensing||11/11/02|
|University of Redlands||Desert Tortoise research||11/6/02|
|University of Florida||Ecosystem Ecology Lab Technician||filled||11/5/02|
|St. Johns River Water Management District||Environmental Scientist, aquatic ecology||10/21/02|
|Organization for Tropical Studies||Undergraduate Recruitment Officer||10/15/02||9/26/02|
|Starflower Foundation||Restoration-Education Project Coordinator||10/9/02||9/19/02|
|USDA Forest Service||Technician, tree root systems/soil resource availability||10/4/02|
|Johnson Controls Inc.||Biological Technician II||9/24/02|
|South Florida Water Management District||Senior Scientific Associate, restoration ecology||9/20/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistants, effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems||9/20/02||9/3/02|
|University of Georgia, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory||Technician, geosciences/chemistry/modeling||9/20/02||9/3/02|
|University of Wyoming||Remote Sensing Scientist (MS)||9/20/02||8/15/02|
|Ohio University||Research Laboratory Manager||9/19/02|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Temporary Research Hourly Worker, Forest Ecophysiology||9/18/02|
|Sonoma State University||Research Technician, Sudden Oak Death||9/15/02||8/26/02|
|Colorado State University||Research Associate, Remote Sensing (MS)||9/9/02||7/31/02|
|The Nature Conservancy, Camp Shelby MS||Biological Field Technician, invasive species||9/3/02|
|University of Wyoming||GIS Analyst||8/31/02||8/12/02|
|Princeton University||Lab Manager, Ecosystem Biology||8/27/02|
|University of California, Davis||Technician, plant-insect interactions||8/22/02|
|Harvard University||Research assistant, Harvard Forest||8/22/02||7/25/02|
|University of California, Berkeley||Research Associate, Remote sensing of Sudden Oak Death (MS)||8/19/02|
|Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources||Forest Entomologist (MS)||8/19/02||7/23/02|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Wildlife disease ecology (MS)||8/15/02||7/10/02|
|New Mexico State University||Research Assistant, Jornada Experimental Range||8/12/02||7/11/02|
|Louisiana State University||Field assistant, Everglades pine tree demography||8/5/02|
|Boston University||Research Technician, forest community/ecosystem ecology||8/2/02|
|Colorado State University||Programmer, soil carbon cycle modeling||8/2/02||7/18/02|
|New York State Museum||Biodiversity Specialist||8/2/02||7/10/02|
|University of California, Berkeley||Laboratory Technician, Sudden Oak Death||7/31/02|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Assistant, Plant Ecology||7/29/02||6/18/02|
|Brookhaven National Laboratory||Duke FACE Site Manager||7/24/02|
|USDA Forest Service||Research support, Landscape Ecology (MS)||7/24/02||6/12/02|
|University of Georgia||Research Coordinator, Statistical Ecology (MS)||7/23/02|
|U.S. Geological Survey, Yosemite||Technician, Fire Ecology||7/18/02|
|Colorado State University||Research Associate, Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Land Use (MS)||7/18/02||6/24/02|
|University of Georgia||Research Coordinator, Savannah River Ecology Lab (MS)||7/15/02||6/18/02|
|St. Johns River Water Management District||Environmental Scientist IV||7/12/02||7/2/02|
|University of Arizona||Plant surveys in National Parks||7/8/02|
|The Nature Conservancy of Alaska||Aquatic Ecologist (MS)||7/1/02|
Older listings: 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000
Alabama A&M University: Field Technician needed mid-March to mid-August 2003 to assist with graduate project investigating response of reptile and amphibian communities to various silvicultural techniques in the Cumberland Plateau of northern Alabama (near Huntsville). Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated interest in biological field research, and at least two years of college in a biologically related field. Preferred qualifications include a B.S. and/or herp experience. Work will involve exposures to weather extremes, poison ivy, and handling venomous snakes. Duties will include marking and identifying reptiles and amphibians, vegetation sampling, computer data entry, and radio-tracking eastern box turtles. Technician may occasionally be asked to assist with avian ecology study on same study sites. Salary is $1,000 per month. Please send by Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Zach Felix (email@example.com) by January 31, 2003. ph (256) 858-4251. Posted: 11/27/02.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Wildlife Biologist III to design and conduct research on large mammal ecology and population dynamics, with emphasis on moose, and to provide technical advice in areas of expertise, which may include population modeling, landscape ecology, and/or predator-prey dynamics. For the job ad, click here. For more information, contact Earl Becker at: Earl_Becker@fishgame.state.ak.us. Posted: 12/10/02.
Aldo Leopold Foundation: Leopold Ecological Restoration Associates (3). $700/month + housing. The Aldo Leopold Foundation, a non-profit organization in Baraboo, Wisconsin, founded by the five children of Aldo Leopold, promotes the stewardship of land by fostering an ethical relationship between people and land. Interns will develop ecological, botanical, horticultural and restoration skills related to native plant communities. Interns will be involved in the restoration and stewardship of the 1400 acre Leopold Memorial Reserve (LMR) along the Wisconsin River, home to the famed Leopold "shack". Aldo Leopold's third child, Nina, resides at LMR, providing our program with an historical connection and immeasurable inspiration. Interns will also be involved in The Blufflands Project, which promotes Leopold's Land Ethic by assisting private landowners in maintaining their remnant prairies and savannas. Interns will help manage our 400 acre Potter Preserve, an old-growth oak forest in the Baraboo Hills. The intern cabin is at the Potter Preserve next to a pristine spring-fed stream. Interns will gain experience and training in prescribed burning, native plant nursery care, exotic species control, seed collection for prairie and oak savanna restoration, vegetation identification and sampling, developing land management plans, and ecological research. Interns will also have opportunity to interact professionally and personally with our many conservation partners in the area. Independent projects on almost any topic are encouraged to promote professional development. Although the work can be physically demanding, these challenging situations always harbor a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Positions run from February 10 through November 14. Candidates should submit a cover letter responding the to the job description, resume, and two letters of recommendation. Submit applications by January 10, 2003 to: Steve Swenson, Aldo Leopold Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Baraboo, WI 53913. Website: www.aldoleopold.org. Posted: 12/10/02.
American Institute of Biological Sciences: project assistant for Public Policy Office in Washington D.C. The position is funded through a partnership with the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers. The primary responsibility of this position will be to assist AIBS Director of Public Policy Adrienne Froelich with tracking and analyzing federal funding for ecosystem research over the past decade. The assistant will also have the opportunity to attend federal agency briefings, congressional hearings and D.C. science coalition meetings. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students interested in a career in public policy. Training in analyzing federal appropriations and modest supervision will be provided, but it is essential that the project assistant be able to pick up these skills quickly. The timing of the position is flexible, but will ideally take place for a total period of three months during the summer or early fall of 2003. This is an hourly position, with monthly salary averaging $1500 (depending on the number of hours worked). There is some flexibility for students who may need to spend 1-4 weeks away from D.C. during the summer to attend conferences or collect data. A bachelor's degree in biology is required for this position. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and will have: completed coursework (undergraduate or graduate level) in basic political science, a general understanding of the research granting process, advanced Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access (preferred) skills, experience in ecological research (either as a technician or graduate student), and an interest in the nexus between science and policy. Interested individuals should email a resume and cover letter to AIBS Director of Public Policy Adrienne Froelich (firstname.lastname@example.org). In your cover letter, please include the names of two personal references and your availability for the summer (ideal start and end dates, number of weeks away needed for research or conferences). www.aibs.org. Posted: 4/29/03.
Appalachian State University: Animal Facility Manager. Permanent, full-time position. Full job ad: http://www1.appstate.edu/dept/hrs/employment/spa.htm#6979. Deadline: May 27. Posted: 5/13/03.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a research assistant's position in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station. Duties include field data collection, field experiments, data analysis, computer work, and lab work. Our research focuses on plant population biology, fire ecology, conservation biology, community ecology, and ecological genetics; with a focus on the endemic plants of Florida scrub and on long-term data collection and analysis. Our lab consists of 3 full time scientists together with variable numbers of interns, graduate students, and collaborators; and is a stimulating and enjoyable workplace. The applicant should have a BA or BS in ecology, botany, or a related field, experience in field work, computer and data handling experience, willingness to work both independently and as part of research teams, and physical stamina to work outdoors in a subtropical climate. Other desired qualifications include specific training in plant population biology or fire ecology, field experience in Florida, experience in hot, humid climates, experience with GPS and GIS, statistical training, computer modeling experience, and interest or experience in conservation and land management. Benefits include salary in the mid-20's (depending on experience), annual leave, paid holidays, health insurance, disability benefits, and an excellent pension plan. I also believe in professional development of research assistants, and three past RA's have gone on to graduate school. This position will be funded by research grants. We currently have support for a year, but have funded this position for the past five years and anticipate continued support. Applications are due by April 21, 2003. We can hire as early as May 2003. Send a letter summarizing experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, and names,phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are welcome. Contact: Dr. Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. phone: 863-465-2571 ext. 235 or 234, fax: 863-699-1927, email: email@example.com. Posted: 4/1/03.
Archbold Biological Station: Immediate openings for research interns in the Vertebrate Ecology Laboratory at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida. Internships typically run 3-6 months, and I am particularly looking for 1-2 interns for summer 2003. Start and end dates are negotiable; ideal start date of late April or early May. Research interns are expected to work 20 hours/week on lab projects, and spend the remainder of their time on independent research projects. In exchange, we provide room and board and a stipend of $100/week. Current lab projects are focused on reptiles and include studies of 1) ecology, life history and genetics of fossorial lizards endemic to the Lake Wales Ridge, 2) conservation of gopher tortoises, and 3) effects of fire history on species of amphibians and reptiles. Study organisms and objectives of independent research projects are flexible. Internships are ideal for individuals that have recently completed their undergraduate education, although students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs are also encouraged to apply. Research internships provide training in the development of research projects, field and laboratory techniques, and presentation skills (all interns are required to give a seminar upon completion of their independent research projects). Applicants should send an email message to Dr. Kyle Ashton (firstname.lastname@example.org) including the following: 1) description of research interests; 2) availability (duration and times of year); 3) CV or resume; 4) names, phone numbers and email addresses of two professional references. Include all information in the text of the email message (please no attachments). Posted: 3/19/03.
Archbold Biological Station: One temporary field assistant needed to participate in research at the Avon Park Air Force Range, in south-central Florida. Field work will primarily focus on the population dynamics of red-cockaded woodpeckers, but will also include the opportunity to assist with Florida scrub-jay and Florida grasshopper sparrow studies. Duties include, but are not limited to: nest searching and monitoring, identifiying individuals by accurately reading color bands, climbing trees using sectional ladders, assisting in trapping and banding adults and nestlings, data entry, GPS data collection, habitat surveying and conducting maintenance on natural and artificial cavity trees. The position requires the willingness to work independently in both longleaf pine and oak scrub habitats, often in remote areas of a 100,000-acre military reserve. Applicants should not be color blind or uncomfortable with heights. A keen interest in birds is the most important prerequisite, but experience in nest searching, reading color bands, handling and banding birds, familiarity with the joys of biting insects and working under hot-humid field conditions will be helpful, though not essential. Position begins 3 March 2003 and lasts through September 2003 (somewhat flexible). Salary is $1200 per month, plus free housing. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume (with names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references) via snail mail to Archbold Biological Station Office, Avon Park Air Force Range, 475 Easy Street, Avon Park, FL 33825 (863-452-4182); or via email to email@example.com. E-mail applications preferred (please indicate 'application' in the subject heading). Position open until filled; early application is strongly encouraged. Posted: 2/10/03.
Archbold Biological Station: One temporary field assistant is needed to assist with surveys and demographic monitoring of Florida Grasshopper Sparrows at Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range in south-central Florida. Duties associated with this position include: point counts, presence/absence surveys, mist netting, banding, nest finding and monitoring. Applicants should have good birding skills, be highly motivated, and be able to tolerate high heat and humidity. Previous experience with grassland birds and point counts is desirable but not essential. Salary is $1200.00 / Month; housing is provided. Duration of this position is 15 March 2003 through 15 September 2003. To apply send letter of interest, CV, and names and contact info (e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three references to: James Tucker, firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February, 2003. For questions e-mail or call 863-452-4182. Posted: 1/9/03.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a research assistant's position in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station. This is a full time but temporary position, running from late January through late June 2003 (20-22 weeks). The position involves an investigation of the reproductive biology of several federally-listed endangered plant species (Crotalaria avonensis, Polygala lewtonii, Prunus geniculata, Ziziphus celata and perhaps others). Duties include hand pollination of flowers, repeated surveys of marked flowers to determine reproductive phenology, demographic data collection, data collection and entry, and lab work (perhaps including DNA extractions). The applicant should have a BA or BS in ecology, botany, or a related field, experience in field work, computer and data handling experience, an ability to work both independently and as part of a research team, willingness to work with chemicals used in DNA extraction protocols, and a willingness to travel daily among research sites within a 50 mile long corridor. The workday occasionally exceeds 8 hours and some weekend work may be required. Applicant should be flexible, conscientious and adaptable. Knowledge of plant breeding systems, reproductive biology, ecology and DNA extraction techniques is advantageous but not essential. Benefits include room and board, a salary of $8-10 per hour (depending on experience), and two paid holidays. Applications are due by January 7, 2003. Send a letter summarizing experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are encouraged. Prospective applicants will find more information on Archbold at archbold-station.org. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Carl Weekley, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 3382. email@example.com. Posted: 11/26/02.
Archbold Biological Station: Field Research Supervisor needed for a continuing project studying the population dynamics of red-cockaded woodpeckers at Avon Park Air Force Range, in south-central Florida. Duties include searching for nests and monitoring reproductive success, trapping and banding adults and nestlings, collecting morphological data on adults and nestlings, accurately reading color bands, climbing trees using sectional ladders, locating, GPSing and collecting data on new cavity trees, maintaining project databases, data analysis, report preparation, providing habitat management recommendations, and supervision of seasonal field assistants. The position requires independent work in remote areas of a 100,000 acre military reserve as well as adjoining private lands. Familiarity with computers, especially word processing, database, and statistical programs is necessary. Previous experience with many of the required duties, but especially handling and banding birds, especially red-cockaded woodpeckers is desirable. Candidates are expected to work independently under hot-humid field conditions in remote areas. MS degree in biology, ecology, or wildlife preferred, but not essential. Position start date is flexible, but must be able to begin no later than 15 May 2002. Funding available through January 2005, with extensions likely. Salary dependent upon experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, pension plans, and paid holidays/vacation and the opportunity to be part of an active scientific community at Archbold Biological Station. Send a letter of interest, CV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references ASAP to: Dr. Reed Bowman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 11/18/02, revised: 3/18/03.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a research assistant's position in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida. Position is available August 2002. Duties include field data collection, field experiments, data analysis, computer work, and lab work. Our research focuses on plant population biology, fire ecology, conservation biology, community ecology, and ecological genetics; with a focus on the endemic plants of Florida scrub and on long-term data collection and analysis. Our lab consists of 3 full time scientists together with variable numbers of interns, graduate students, and collaborators; and is a stimulating and enjoyable workplace. The applicant should have a BA or BS in ecology, botany, or a related field, experience in field work, computer and data handling experience, willingness to work both independently and as part of research teams, and physical stamina to work outdoors in a subtropical climate. Other desired qualifications include specific training in plant population biology or fire ecology, field experience in Florida, experience in hot, humid climates, experience with GPS andGIS, statistical training, computer modeling experience, and interest or experience in conservation and land management. Benefits include salary in the mid-20's (depending on experience), annual leave, paid holidays, health insurance, disability benefits, and an excellent pension plan. I also believe in professional development of research assistants, and three past RA's have gone on to graduate school. This position will be funded by research grants. We currently have support for a year, but anticipate continued support. Prospective applicants should seek more information on Archbold and the Plant Ecology Lab at www.archbold-station.org Applications are due by July 29, 2002. Send a letter summarizing experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are welcome. Contact: Dr. Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. phone: 863-465-2571 ext. 235 or 234, fax: 863-699-1927, email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/18/02.
Arizona State University: Research Aide-Birder, Part-Time, $8.59/hour. The Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project is seeking research aides (up to 3) to conduct seasonal point counts for birds across the Phoenix metro area beginning April 1, 2003. These positions are seasonal and part-time (up to 19 hrs/week) and are part of our ongoing long-term monitoring, bird censuses are conducted at fixed locations during January, April, July, and October. Duties include identifying bird species by sight and sound, locating exact census points in relatively undifferentiated tracts of desert using hand-held GPS tools, and conducting distance-based bird census techniques, such as point counts. For the full job ad, see: http://www.hr.asu.edu/vacancy_notice/vacancy_posting.asp?id=110849 For additional information contact: Dr. Madhusudan Katti, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-965-8198. Posted: 3/18/03.
Auburn University: Research Technician, Population Dynamics of Northern Bobwhites in a Fire Maintained Longleaf Pine Ecosystem. Location: Conecuh National Forest, Alabama (south-central Alabama). Dates: late February 2003 through May 2003 - August 2003 (flexible). Salary: $8/hr. One field research technician is needed to assist in a project examining vital rates of northern bobwhites in a fire-maintained longleaf pine ecosystem. Duties include radio telemetry, vegetation sampling, data entry and analysis, GIS mapping, and trapping and banding of northern bobwhites. The successful applicant could also gain experience with application of prescribed fire. Applicants should hold a B.S. in a natural resources field. Experience with radio telemetry, GPS, GIS, and plant identification (especially southeastern flora) is desirable. Work transportation, housing, and utilities will be provided. Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 relevant references to Travis Hayes Folk at email@example.com. Posted: 1/28/03.
Audubon-California: The Starr Ranch Sanctuary in southeast Orange County, CA solicits applicants for a position as field crew leader with our artichoke thistle control and grassland/coastal sage scrub restoration project. This research-based program aims to control the invasive grassland species, Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle), without chemicals and restore to native habitat. Responsibilities will include supervision of field assistants (4-5) who help with research, invasive plant species control, and restoration and also, occasionally, a field crew (3 - 6) who do mechanical weed removal. Will work on mechanical and physical control of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including physical control of other invasive species, native seed collection, seed and plug planting, experimental tests of weed removal and restoration techniques, and quantitative monitoring. Will supervise data collection, entry, and storage and help summarize data on biology and ecology of artichoke thistle and other invasive species and various aspects of weed control and restoration. Will be responsible for efficient operation of weed control, restoration, and data collection activities; ensuring rigorous implementation of protocols; and maintaining high standards of data collection. Will help manage native plant nursery. Must have basic mechanical skills for care and maintenance of equipment and be willing to operate a tractor and similar heavy equipment. Experience in plant sampling in the field is essential. One year position starts September, 2003 - end of August, 2004. Possibility of renewal. Opportunity to live on our 4000 acre Sanctuary. Salary: $400 - 450/week, depending on experience, plus housing (communal) and benefits. Qualifications: College graduate with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seeks research, weed control, restoration, and leadership experience. Must be enthusiastic about plant field work, organized, and have plant sampling and some supervisory or leadership experience. To Apply: Send cover letter stating career goals, résumé, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director - research and education; 100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679; (949) 858-0309; fax (949) 858-1013. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/30/03.
Audubon-California: Audubon's 4000 acre Starr Ranch Sanctuary in southeast Orange County, California solicits applicants for a position as biologist-educator. Responsibilities will include planning and instruction of science-based education programs for all ages as part of our "Starr Ranch Field Ecology Programs," which connect people to nature through participation in ecological research. Will develop and teach classes, nature walks, and programs for all ages on natural history and field research topics. Examples of our current programs include "Ecology Programs" - people of all ages learn how biologists study wildlife and their habitats during 1-2 hour programs; "Ranch Research" - public involvement in actual field studies through classes and ongoing research projects; Starr Ranch Junior Biologists - during the summer and school year Saturdays kids participate in the scientific process through observation, exploration and field research. Background in biology or ecology essential. Strong knowledge and interest in learning natural history of animals and their habitats as well as research techniques for studying a variety of taxa, including mammals, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates. Experience and academic background in biological or ecological field research essential for formulating hypotheses, teaching research techniques, and summarizing data. Opportunity to do field research that is fully integrated into education programs. Position starts as soon as possible. Salary: $40,000 plus benefits. Qualifications: Master's degree in a biological or ecological science. Background in field research with a strong desire to teach about ecological research to people of all ages. Some form of teaching experience desirable. To Apply: Send cover letter stating career goals, résumé, and three references (letters of recommendation upon request) to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director - research and education; Starr Ranch Sanctuary, 100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679; email@example.com ; (949) 858-0309; fax (949) 858-1013. For More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.starr-ranch.org. Posted: 9/19/02, revised: 3/31/03.
Auburn University: One field research technician is needed to assist in a project examining vital rates of northern bobwhites in a fire-maintained longleaf pine ecosystem. Duties include radio telemetry, vegetation sampling, data entry and analysis, GIS mapping, and trapping and banding of northern bobwhites. The successful applicant could also gain experience with application of prescribed fire. Interested applicants should hold or plan to complete a B.S. in a natural resources field by Feb 04. Experience with radio telemetry, GPS, GIS, and plant identification (especially southeastern flora) is desirable. Work transportation and housing will be provided. Dates: February 2003 through August/December 2004 (start date flexible and 8-11 month appointment negotiable and potential for renewal). Salary: $8/hr. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 relevant references to Travis Hayes Folk at email@example.com or 108 White Smith Hall, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, Alabama, 36849-5418. Electronic submissions and inquiries are preferred. Posted: 11/12/02.
Bard College: Research Assistant needed to conduct research on the responses of small mammals to the experimental exclusion of large mammals in central Kenya. The successful applicant will be required to conduct small-mammal live-trapping, collect vegetation data, sample ticks and other arthropods, maintain and manage project equipment (including a 4WD vehicle), and supervise other field assistants. The position requires a year's residence at the Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya, beginning in June/July 2003. Field work in this environment is demanding and the research center is relatively isolated, requiring the applicant to work well in remote tropical savanna conditions. The successful applicant must have extensive small-mammal trapping experience and experience with other field data collection. In addition, the successful applicant must have independence, initiative, tenacity, and good communication skills. Room, board, one RT air ticket, and a monthly stipend are provided. Applicants should submit a cover letter (including a statement of why they are interested in this position), resume (including relevant coursework and experience), and names and contact information for three references by email to Dr. Felicia Keesing, firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is January 15, 2003. Posted: 12/10/02.
Bighorn Institute: A dedicated individual with excellent writing and computer skills and an interest in field work is needed immediately to fill the position of assistant biologist. The position is full time permanent and will be approximately 50% office work and 50% field work. Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to frequent letter writing, data entry, writing grant proposals and reports, writing newsletter articles, correspondence with members, general public, and resource agencies, tracking radiocollared bighorn via foot and fixed wing aircraft, and caring for the captive herd. Cleaning and some maintenance work are expected. Minimum Requirements: B.S. or B.A. in biological sciences or related field. Excellent writing skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, and Access are required. The successful applicant must be in good physical condition and be able to hike in a harsh desert environment where summer temperatures frequently exceed 110 F. Applicant must be willing to work long hours and perform a wide variety of tasks. A positive attitude and the ability to work independently as well as in team situations are essential. Starting salary $ 2,000 per month or commensurate with experience. Minimum hours 6 am - 5:00 pm 5 days/week. Weekend work is expected. Benefits include housing, health insurance after 6 months, 1 week paid vacation after 1 year, and a retirement plan at 1 year. To apply, send or fax a cover letter, resume, list of 3 references (address, phone number, and email address if applicable), transcripts and a scientific writing sample to: Jim DeForge, Executive Director, Bighorn Institute P.O. Box 262, Palm Desert, CA 92261. Fax: (760) 340-3987, www.BighornInstitute.org. No phone calls please. Email inquiries may be addressed to the attention of Aimee at BI@BighornInstitute.org. Please do not email your application packet. Selected applicants will be contacted for a phone interview followed by a personal interview for final candidates. Closing Date: March 31, 2003. Posted: 2/28/03, revised: 3/18/03.
Boston University: Research Technician, Department of Biology, forest community ecology and ecosystem ecology. Ongoing research projects include analyses of (i) the effects of soil resources and interspecific competition on forest dynamics in southern New England; and (ii) the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on nutrient cycling in southeastern US forests. This job will require the technician to conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Adrien Finzi. The tasks will include the collection and chemical analysis of plant materials, soils and soil microbes for their C, N, P, and Ca contents. Other specific tasks include: ordering supplies, keeping lab records, data entry and statistical analysis, and supervising undergraduate students working the lab. The successful candidate must be able (i) to work for three continuous months in the field (June - August), (ii) commit to a two year position; and (iii) have a BA or BS degree in biology, environmental science or chemistry. Interested applications should send an e-mail with a cover letter explaining their interests and qualifications for this position, a complete CV with the names and address of three letters of reference, and an unofficial transcript to: email@example.com. Additional information on ongoing research projects can be found at: http://people.bu.edu/afinzi/. Posted: 8/2/02.
Bowdoin College: The Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a full-time laboratory technician specializing in freshwater ecology and chemistry. The position is funded for three years beginning in June 2003 with additional time contingent on successful grant renewal. The research will involve weekly collection and processing of water and plankton samples, performing laboratory chemical analyses, and profiling physical and biological parameters in a large freshwater tidal ecosystem in mid-coast Maine. A strong background in freshwater ecology/limnology and laboratory chemical analyses as well as experience in data management and boat safety is required. Please send applications including a letter of interest, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to Kim Bonsey, Manager of Employment, 3501 College Station, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011. Email HR@bowdoin.edu, Fax: 207-725-3976. For more information contact Dr. John Lichter, Biology Department, Bowdoin College 6500 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011. firstname.lastname@example.org (207)725-3653. Posted: 4/16/03.
Brookhaven National Laboratory: FACE Site Manager - Professional Staff Position. In collaboration with Duke University, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) operates the Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) facility located in the Duke Forest, Orange County, NC. Sponsored primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy, this is one of the most productive and advanced ecological experiments in the world and is at the cutting edge of global change research. We have an immediate opening for a smart, ambitious person to be the Site Manager of this facility. The Site Manger has daily responsibility for FACE operation and maintenance, analyzes operational data, prepares operating reports, and under supervision provides a key interface between facility operations and the scientific user community. The position requires: (1) a BS or higher in an engineering or science discipline; (2) strong communication skills; (3) knowledge of personal computer operations; and (4) physical ability and willingness to climb towers externally and to work belted in at a height of ~30m above ground. Experience in construction trades, electronics, and maintenance of personal computers highly desirable. The successful candidate will have the ability to accomplish objectives under minimal supervision and to interact, both verbally and in writing, with scientists, tradesmen, and other professionals. Position requires a flexible work schedule with occasionally protracted hours that may include weekends in a nominal 40-hour workweek. The successful candidate will be stationed near Chapel Hill, NC. The FACE Site Manager reports to the FACE Program Lead Engineer at BNL. Responsibilities will include supervision of temporary employees and oversight of outside contractors working at the facility. Interviews will be conducted in Durham, NC or at BNL on Long Island, New York. Application: by email with "FACE Operator" in the subject line and an attached resume including education, employment history and a description of qualifications for the physical work to: email@example.com. Posted: 7/24/02.
California State University Fullerton: Two positions available immediately: 1) Field technician, feral cat project, Catalina Island Conservancy (February-August 2003). In addition to primary responsibilities on Catalina Island, the technician may be expected to assist occasionally with small-mammal research on nearby Santa Barbara Island, which may include live-trapping rodents, arthropod pitfall trapping, tissue collection, vegetation sampling, etc. Technician will be paid an additional weekly stipend for work on SBI, which is expected to be limited to a total of four weeks or less spread throughout the period of employment. Transportation to and housing on (shared, dormitory-style bunkhouse or possibly, tent-camping) SBI will be provided; however, limited boat access will require a week-long stay on SBI. Stipend: $1000/month plus housing. 2) Field technician, Santa Barbara Island (mid-February - mid-July, 2003). Enthusiastic, hard-working assistant needed for field study of interactions between deer mice and threatened Xantus' murrelets on Santa Barbara Island (SBI), a small, remote island in Channel Islands National Park (CINP), California. Time will be divided between small-mammal research and assisting NPS seabird biologist with monitoring of breeding biology of murrelets and other seabirds. Field responsibilities will include rodent live-trapping and marking; rodent tissue collection; seabird nest searches and surveys; arthropod pitfall trapping; vegetation sampling; collecting and analyzing owl pellets; monitoring owls by radio-telemetry; and other field tasks as needed while on SBI. Office responsibilities may include data entry (Excel), basic word-processing, library research or laboratory processing of samples. Possible opportunity for future graduate (MS) student research. Must be able to work independently and with little or no supervision at a remote island location. Must be in good physical condition, as work will require extended hiking and carrying heavy loads on steep, rugged terrain and possibly, in inclement weather. May involve night work. Previous field experience, especially with small mammals and/or seabirds, strongly preferred. Boat transportation from CINP Headquarters in Ventura, California to SBI, and dormitory-style shared housing on SBI will be provided. Because NPS boats travel to SBI once per week, the technician must be willing to stay on the island for a week at a time, on an every-other-week basis. Remaining work-days will be spent on the mainland assisting with office or lab tasks. Stipend: $800-1200/month, depending on availability of funds, plus housing on SBI. For more information on either position, contact: Dr Paul Stapp, Department of Biological Science, California State University, PO Box 6850, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850. Telephone: 714 278 2849, Fax (Dept): 714 278 3426, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Webpage: http://faculty.fullerton.edu/pstapp/. Posted: 2/3/03.
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Freelance editors needed to index and classify scientific papers on ecology and/or entomology. You *must* be based in the Washington, DC, area. Graduate-level work in ecology necessary. Punctuality and meeting deadlines important. Background in entomology and animal behavior helpful. Some in-house training required during normal working hours. Send resume including number of hours per week you can work to: Robert P. Hilton, Jr., Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, 7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 601, Bethesda MD 20814. Phone (301) 961-6766. Fax: (301) 961-6740. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 1/16/03.
Cape May Bird Observatory: Fall migration monitoring positions: Migration Counters (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the best fall migration hot spots in the country. Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (1 Sep - 30 Nov), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 Sep-22 Dec), and a "swing" counter (1 Sep- 30 Nov), who will provide day-off relief at each site and enter data. Applicants for counter positions should have a strong background identifying either raptors or seabirds in flight. Careful data collecting skills, a willingness to work long hours, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants for the "swing" counter position also should have some experience with MS Excel and MS Access. All applicants must have their own vehicles. Salary for all positions $1200/month, housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Application reviews begin 15 July. Interpretive Naturalists (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ 1 Sep-1 Nov. Cape May is world renowned for its combination of fall bird migration and sandy beaches. Successful applicants will work either at the Cape May Hawkwatch or the Avalon Seawatch. Duties include conducting ID mini-workshops, assisting visitors with bird identification, and assisting counters when needed. Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying raptors and/or sea birds in flight is preferred but not required. All applicants must have their own vehicles. Salary for all positions $800/month, housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Application reviews begin 15 July. Field Technician (1) to assist with ongoing Monarch butterfly migration project, Sep 1 through Oct 31. Duties include daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs, tagging, data entry, and educating the public about the project and Monarch biology. Successful applicant will be expected to work long hours during peak Monarch flights, shorter hours during lulls. Careful data collecting and entry skills, and excellent interpersonal skills a must; familiarity with insect ecology and migration a plus but not required. Must have own vehicle. Salary $800/mo., housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Application reviews begin 1 July. For all positions: Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to Dr. David Mizrahi, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/17/03.
Cape May Bird Observatory: Field Technicians (3) needed 15 April through 15 June for ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey's Delaware Bay coast. Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important staging area for shorebirds during spring migration. Duties will include extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, and data entry. Mist-netting and bird banding experience, or experience with point counts and resighting color-banded birds is necessary. Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. S., and experience using MS Excel or Access preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and be willing to work long hours, six days/week, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible. Salary $1200/month. Must have own vehicle, housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send or email cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 15 March to Dr. David Mizrahi, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, Fax: 609-861-1651, email: email@example.com. Posted: 1/10/03.
Champaign County Forest Preserve District (Illinois): We seek a full-time Environmental Education Program Specialist to assist in the development and management of environmental education programs. The specialist will research, write and conduct educational programs and assist with educator workshops, presentations, special events and daily operations with the Education Center as assigned by the coordinator. Position involves occasional weekend work. Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology or a related natural resources field required. Environmental education teaching experience preferred. Excellent communication skills required. To apply, send cover letter, resume and three references to Erin Taylor, CCFPD Environmental Education Coordinator, 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer, IL 61849 by November 25, 2002. For more information, call 217/896-2455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/11/02.
Charis Corporation: Biologist/Ecologist - LCTA Coordinator (ITAM) - Fort Irwin, CA. We seek an innovative, creative individual with excellent planning and coordination skills to fill a position in the NTC Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Office of the G3, Fort Irwin, California. The position involves working as a member of a professional team to administer the responsibilities for the Land Condition Trend Analysis (LCTA) component of the ITAM program. Administer the Land Condition Trend Analysis (LCTA) program at the Army National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. Monitor soils, vegetation, and wildlife for impacts resulting from military training activities. Prepare budgets and workplans, plan and conduct data collection, analyze data, prepare and review reports. Report to the installation ITAM Manager on training land condition. Provide data, analyses, and recommendations to support rehabilitation efforts and sustainable military training. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management, biology, ecology, botany, soil science, or related applied science. Familiarity with vegetation and wildlife sampling protocols. Demonstrated knowledge of ecology and plant taxonomy. Experience with Geographical Information System (GIS) programs, database management, statistical analysis, ecological modeling, remote sensing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Excellent oral and written communication skills. Desired Qualifications: Master's Degree in natural resource management or related applied science. Experience in desert environments and/or on military installations. Knowledge/experience with the Army training doctrine. Contact: Charis Corporation, Attn: Human Resources, 43460 Ridge Park Dr, Suite #140, Temecula, CA 92590. (909) 695-1999 - Phone, (909) 695-4999- Fax. Posted: 2/28/03.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Three 12-month paid internships are available for individuals with a bachelor's degree in biology, botany, ecology, or a related major and a commitment to conservation and restoration of native plants. As a research intern, you will contribute to the Conservation Science Department's ongoing research on the reproductive biology, demography, quantitative and population genetics of rare plant species, monitoring of native plants, collection of plant specimens, and data analysis and interpretation. You will participate in a variety of activities outdoors and indoors. You will have the opportunity to initiate your own research, attend seminars, participate in meetings, and interact closely with botanists, researchers, and conservation scientists. If you are a newly-graduated or soon-to-graduate student with a background in biology and want to start a career in ecology, botany, environmental science or if you have a strong background and interest in flora of the upper Midwest, we encourage you to apply. For further information please see the departmental website and the detailed job descriptions or contact Dr. Stuart Wagenius (email@example.com). Full job ad: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/internship/InternConservation.html For application material visit this website or contact Dr. Stuart Wagenius (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/13/03.
City of Los Angeles: Range & Wildlife Management Specialist. Location: Mono Basin & Owens Valley, CA. Responsibilities: Performs environmental analyses, research, surveys, investigations and studies in the management of a range and wildlife program for the Owens Valley and Mono Basin region; analyzes grazing systems; makes recommendations to insure that land and water resources are used in a manner consistent with sound ecological and range management practices; conducts forage inventories and vegetation monitoring program; studies the distribution, habits and classification of wildlife; provides technical guidance and assistance in the preparation of environmental impact reports and other environmental reports; cooperates with federal, state and local agencies in the improvement, management and protection of wildlife and range on City-owned property; and does related work. Requirements: 1. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a degree in range management, plant or animal ecology, biology, watershed management, soil science, fisheries biology, or comparable field of study, AND one year of professional experience or field coursework in any of the above fields. 2. Possession of a Master's degree in range management, plant or animal ecology, biology, watershed management, soil science, fisheries biology, or comparable field of study may be substituted for the required experience. Salary: $4191-6739 monthly. Excellent benefits. Applications will only be accepted on the City application form. The City application and further information about this position are available on the City's Personnel website, http://www.lacity.org/per/. The application filing period for this position will remain open until sufficient applications have been received. The filing period may close at any time after December 12, 2002 without prior notice. Posted: 12/2/02.
Colorado State University: Part-time Research Associate position, to start immediately in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. This position is to assist with and manage research and scientific program duties, including but not limited to: overall management of international research project activities; drafting, reviewing and editing documents, including funding proposals, manuscripts, reports, letters, and Power Point presentations; line managing staff; managing budgets; coordinating scientific meetings, local and international; developing and maintaining databases (Excel, Biota); performing day-to-day administrative tasks, including photocopying, word processing, faxing, email and phone correspondence. Qualifications: MS in Ecology or a related discipline required. Excellent time management skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, are essential. Time management skills, in terms of meeting deadlines, and the flexibility to fulfill several tasks at once, is crucial to this position. Experience in program/project management: ability to organize scientific meetings: experience in monitoring managing research budgets: written and oral communications skills: experience in supervision: experience with datatset management (particularly with Excel, Biota): working knowledge of Macintosh computers: experience with the international scientific community. Daily tasks are performed on a Macintosh computer in a shared office space. Must be willing to travel, if necessary. Full-time salary is $34,000 per year, with benefits. Position will start at 75% time with a salary equivalent of $25,500 ($34,000 x .75). Start date to be as soon as position is filled. Send letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523-1499 or email@example.com, postmarked by July 22, 2003. Posted: 6/16/03.
Colorado State University: The SW Regional Gap Analysis Project, Colorado Component is hiring immediately for field crews for plant community identification in the Southern Rockies. Title: Plant ID Field Crew. Number of positions: 4. Pay rate: Approx. $1600/month + per diem for food and camping. Duration: Approx. 1 June - 31 October. Duties: Work independently and with field crew, to navigate to remote areas in Colorado and identify plant species and communities. Crews will work for extended periods of time, camping for 8-10 days at a time while driving and recording plant community data in the Colorado mountains. Use laptop computer to record plant community information and global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) to document site locations. Desired experience with Colorado plant identification, GPS, GIS, computer data entry and a willingness to work in potentially harsh conditions. E-mail cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to: Lee O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org), (970) 482-1802. Posted: 5/30/03.
Colorado State University: We seek an enthusiastic and motivated person to serve on its field crew at Fort Stewart, Georgia, working with the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program. The field crew conducts vegetation and forest inventory surveys and gathers data on impact and land use on the Army's training lands. This data is used to determine where and when these lands will be rehabilitated. The field crew also assists in the development of an installation-wide vegetation community map using a Geographic Information System (GIS), wetland delineation, Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and mapping using the latest equipment among other duties. Location: Fort Stewart is a 280,000-acre military installation located approximately 20 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia. Housing is not provided. Duration of Employment: Three to six months (dependent upon employee), approximately May 2003 to October 2003 (flexible). Salary: $12.81 per hour, 40 hours per week. Qualifications: A BS/BA degree in biology, ecology, forestry or a related field are preferred but anyone with solid coursework and/or experience with plant identification, field monitoring methods, and a love of the outdoors will be considered. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be willing and able to work in and endure the heat and humidity of the southeast, drive a 4x4 jeep and 4-wheeler, use a compass and topographic maps, and be familiar with computer operation and data entry. Familiarity with GPS and GIS is also desired, but will be taught on site if needed. Application Procedure: Submit a resume, three references, college transcripts (photocopies will suffice), and a letter of application outlining your qualifications: DOT, Range Division/ ITAM, Bldg 8074, Attn: Richard Weatherford, 2262 GA HWY 144 East, Fort Stewart, GA 31314-3904. Or by email to: email@example.com Closing Date: when filled. For further information, contact Richard Weatherford at: (912) 767-5874 or by e-mail. Posted: 3/31/03.
Colorado State University: Position # STE/LCTA/5/28/03. Field Crew Leader (Research Associate II) position available with the Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands to be assigned at Fort Stewart, Georgia, to provide field support for the U.S. Army Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program. Position contingent upon the availability of funds. Minimum Requirements: BS/BA in forestry, botany, applied ecology, natural resources management, biology, or closely related field. Ability to work outdoors under adverse filed conditions. Desirable: Field experience with identification of flora of the southeastern United States. Experience with Land Condition Trend Analysis methodology and/or other land condition survey methods. Experience with GPS navigation and data collection. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Experience with personal computers, MS Office word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and Geographic Information Systems. Responsibilities: Monitor vegetation and land-use permanent plots using Braun-Blanquet method. Establish special-use plots to monitor military land disturbance using SRP method. GPS data collection and navigation. Use ArcView GIS to produce maps of project areas and collect information on areas of interest. Data entry and analysis. Identification of unknown plant specimens from Ft. Stewart. Preparation of reports and presentations. Salary range $28,000 -$32,000. Prospective candidates should send (1) a letter of application noting the position number and responding to each of the qualifications; (2) resume; (3) one copy of transcripts from each college attended and documentation of degree conferral; and (4) list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four current or former supervisors to: Mrs. Mary Huwa, CEMML, Colorado State University, 1490 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1490. Application materials must be received by May 28, 2003. Posted: 3/31/03.
Colorado State University: Research Associate II Special/GIS & Spatial Modeler. The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) seeks a GIS analyst and spatial modeler to assist in projects at NREL to develop better understanding of processes occurring at the wildland-urban interface (WUI), especially in Colorado, but throughout the Rocky Mountain West. This position will serve four functions with WUI-related projects at NREL. First, the associate will contact local, state, and federal agencies to acquire spatial data and develop base GIS layers such as vegetation and ownership to determine a wide variety of problems with includes fires. Second, the associate will assist in developing spatial models to predict land cover patterns and intensities. Third, the associate will conduct accuracy assessments to quantify model accuracy using existing ground truth data, both from aerial photography and field plots, with potential for some field sampling work. Fourth, the associate will assist in conducting statistical analysis of the results and will assist in preparing project reports, articles, presentations, and modeling fine-grain maps. The associate must have a Bachelors degree in forestry, geography, or other related environmental science field a M.A./M.S. degree, significant progress towards an advanced degree, or relevant professional experience preferred. Demonstrated expertise in using ESRI s ArcView v3 GIS, including Spatial Analyst and Avenue programming, and spatial modeling is required. Knowledge of ArcInfo v7 and ArcGIS v8 software, statistical software (e.g., S-Plus, SAS) and remote sensing software (e.g., ERDAS, ENVI) a plus. Must have experience in working with an interdisciplinary team. Starting date to be as soon as position is filled. Salary starts at $30,000 per year, dependent on experience. Send letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499, or firstname.lastname@example.org, postmarked by March 12, 2003. Posted: 2/19/03.
Colorado State University: Research Associate-Remote Sensing. Research associate will work with a team on remote sensing of forest ecosystems. The goal of the project is to utilize numerous platforms to assess fuel loading and carbon storage in forests both pre- and post-burning. The research associate will analyze remotely sensed data using state-of-the-art software and procedures, link remotely sensed data to other types of geographic data, and run fire models to support senior scientists on the project. Qualifications: Minimum: M.S. or equivalent experience in remote sensing, experience with multiple types of remote sensing data and analysis procedures, and strong programming skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, evidence of a strong work ethic and ability to complete projects on time. Strongly desired: experience with hyperspectral and/or Lidar imagery and other newer sensors, ENVI software, ARC/GIS and ARCVIEW. Experience with data fusion among different sensors. Some familiarity with natural resources or forestry. Pay is commensurate with experience, $35,000 - $50,000 per year. The position is only funded for 2 years at this time, with no guarantee of future funding, but potential for extending time contingent on project abilities to secure additional funding. Please send a cover letter specifically addressing the requirements for this position along with three references, sent directly by recommender, separately. Send to: Ingrid Burke, Department of Forest Sciences, College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1470. 970-491-2156 (fax), 970-491-2366 (tel), http://www.cnr.colostate.edu/~indy/. Complete applications (including references) must be received by September 9, 2002. Posted: 7/31/02.
Colorado State University: Ecological Modeler: Research Associate III/Programmer/Data Analyst. The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) would like to hire someone to coordinate, design, write and run modeling software to assist in efforts to analyze carbon cycling in soils. The incumbent will work with researchers, data analysts, programmers, and database managers that are part of a research team at NREL. Primary duties will include working with a team of other programmers and data managers to write and run modeling software that interfaces land use and soils datasets with soil carbon models, and analyze and interpret data produced by model runs. The position requires a B.A., B.Sc. or M.A., M.Sc. (preferred) in agronomy, ecology, environmental sciences, natural resources, or soil sciences. Alternatively, a B.A. or B.Sc. in computer science with 2 yrs experience in natural sciences or natural resources is acceptable. Two or more years experience programming in C, C++, Fortran, PERL, and/or Visual Basic required. Previous experience working with large databases preferred. Experience with Microsoft Access, MySQL, Oracle, or other database server software highly desirable. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is necessary. Position is for 12 months, with likely extension contingent on performance and availability of funding. Salary: $35,000-42,000 plus benefits for 12 months, dependent upon experience. Submit letter of application, complete resume, and contact information for three references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499. Applications must be postmarked by August 2, 2002. Posted: 7/18/02.
Colorado State University: Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Land Use in Shortgrass Prairies of the Great Plains. The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (http://www.NREL.Colostate.edu) seeks a full-time research associate to participate in research investigating the impact of land use on carbon, water, and energy dynamics in the shortgrass prairie of eastern Colorado. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers in a study spanning soil biochemistry and physics, plant physiology, whole-ecosystem gas exchange and regional land-atmosphere modeling. The position will be based in Fort Collins, with field sites located near the Shortgrass Steppe Long-Term Ecological Research site. The successful candidate will work with project investigators to develop a series of three eddy covariance sites in land that is currently set-aside in the USDA Conservation Reserve Program. Following initial measurements, two quarter section sites will be converted to alternative land use, including a grazing treatment and a low-till agricultural rotation. Parallel activities will examine the carbon and water dynamics of the contrasting systems by mass balance, the physiological and biogeochemical processes underlying changes in the timing and magnitude of fluxes, and the impacts of land use options on regional atmosphere dynamics. Lead investigators and collaborators on this project include Drs. Niall Hanan, Keith Paustian, Indy Burke, and Dennis Ojima at CSU, and Drs. Jack Morgan and Jean Reeder of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Rangeland Resources Unit. Requirements for the position include a Masters, or equivalent experience, in micrometeorology, plant physiology, biogeochemistry, range management, or related discipline. Experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous: micrometeorological theory, methods and instrumentation, plant physiological or biogeochemical techniques, analysis and management of large datasets, and ecosystem or land surface modeling. Candidates should be comfortable in an interdisciplinary setting and be willing to work year-round in the field, with laboratory and data analysis activities at other times. Starting salary in the range $26-29,000, dependant on experience, plus benefits. The position is for one year, with an extension for two more years possible, subject continued availability of funds and performance. Application deadline is July 18, 2002, with starting date as soon as possible thereafter. To apply for this position the following items should be sent by mail or email to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499 (Natalie@nrel.colostate.edu): (1) a cover letter detailing interests and experience relevant to the position; (2) a curriculum vitae listing educational background and work experience; (3) name, address, telephone and email information for three references. Posted: 6/24/02.
Cornell University: Technician Position to provide support for several projects focusing on C and N cycling processes in a range of agroecosystems. Field duties include plot management, soil and plant sample collection in field plots and on commercial farms. Laboratory duties include wet-sieving soils for various extractions such as particulate organic matter, microbial biomass extraction and soil nutrient extractions and use of analytical instruments such as a LECO-2000 CN analyzer, O/I Flow IV Ion Analyzer. There is some travel w/in NYS for data collection from field sites on commercial farms and occasional weekend work. Requirements: Bachelors degree in a relevant field of agricultural or environmental science (soil science, ecology) with 6 months to one year experience in related field of research, a valid NYS driver's license, ability to work well with others, supervision of student assistants, ability to lift 30-50 lbs, good computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint ). Experience with analytical instruments is a plus. Preference will be given to highly motivated candidate with excellent organizational and communication skills. Compensation: $13.00-$14.00/hour, depending on qualifications. To Apply: Send a letter of application summarizing your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the name, address, email address, and telephone number for three references to Dr. Laurie E. Drinkwater, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 or e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 5/14/03.
Cornell University: Program Coordinator for Cornell Science Inquiry Partnerships (CSIP), an NSF GK-12 program that provides fellowships for graduate students who work in high schools as teaching fellows. Extension Associate, 3/4 to full-time. Start date: Summer 2003. Requirements: · Master’s degree in science or science education · High school or middle school science teaching experience · Active interest in inquiry-based education · Strong skills in organization, communication, management, and interpersonal relations · Ability and desire to work independently and to manage multiple tasks. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as program coordinator for NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education Program. In consultation with the program director, assume leadership for the following responsibilities: · Building effective partnerships among fellows and teachers · Maintaining active communications with all participating teachers · Advising and providing support for fellows with regard to curriculum development and teaching activities · Arranging logistics for workshops and other events such as intensive programs at distant schools · Coordinating and co-teaching with CSIP faculty a 2-credit seminar for fellows · Serving as part of team conducting program evaluation · Updating and maintaining effective program databases and website · Assisting with recruitment of teachers and fellows · Participating as appropriate in Education Department functions and programs, and serving as liaison between the department and CSIP To Apply Send a cover letter and CV by 3/21 to: Nancy Bowers, 16 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Posted: 2/24/03.
Disney's Animal Kingdom and the University of Central Florida: we seek applicants to participate in the development of long-term monitoring program of native wildlife. Desired skills include experience with small mammal trapping, mammal, bird, reptile census techniques, GIS, spatial statistics, state and federal permitting, and working cooperatively with wildlife agencies. Experience in informal science education, working in teams, and a demonstrated ability to share scientific information with the public and scientific community is essential. Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology or related field. Term: 2-year appointment with the potential for renewal. Closing Date: July 15, 2003. Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Dr. Anne Savage, Disney's Animal Kingdom, PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Anne.Savage@disney.com. Posted: 6/4/03.
Duke University: We seek enthusiastic, hard working field crew members for a study on the effects of variable fire intensities on forest understory plants in the Sierra Nevada. We are comparing the fine-scale burn patterns generated by spring and fall prescribed burning and wildfire, and testing how these patterns affect post-fire plant species composition. Work will involve assisting a graduate student in collecting post-fire data on plant distributions and environmental factors. Duties include mapping trees with surveying equipment; identifying and measuring trees, shrubs, and herbs; measuring light, soil, and other environmental factors; occasional computer work. Some overnight backcountry travel may be required. A typical work schedule consists of 40-45 hours/week, with long working days and at least 2.5 days off/week. Pay is $9.50/hour; housing to be arranged in Three Rivers, outside of park boundary. Preferred qualifications: 1) A bachelors degree in biology, ecology, or related field 2) Previous research experience, especially in field ecology 3) The ability to identify herbaceous plant species of the Sierra Nevada (or enough background in botany to learn quickly) 4) The ability to work independently and on a team in rugged field conditions 5) Organizational skills and attention to detail. 6) Computer and database skills 7) Access to personal vehicle (helpful, but not required) 8) Able to work approximately from May 27 to Aug 22 (somewhat flexible, let us know when you ARE available) To apply: send letter of interest, current CV/resume, and contact information for 3 relevant references to Monique Rocca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: March 26, 2003. Posted: 3/18/03.
Ecological Society of America: ESA, a nonprofit, scientific organization, seeks to fill the position of Policy Analyst/Project Manager to track environmental legislation and identify opportunities for ecological input; develop Society statements; write biweekly science and environmental policy updates for the membership; and attend congressional hearings and other relevant meetings. The position also entails work on a special journal storage project, coordinating all advisory committee meetings, researching potential journal titles for inclusion, and issuing invitations to publishers. Requires a BA degree in environmental or political science and two years policy experience. Ideal candidate will be a flexible self-starter with excellent interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills. Salary up to middle $30s, depending on experience. Excellent benefits, EOE. Send or fax by November 15, 2002 cover letter and resume to Director of Public Affairs, ESA, 1707 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006; fax: 202.833.8775. No phone calls please. Posted: 10/21/02.
Eco-metrics, Inc.: Research Specialist to participate in a 2.5-year, NASA funded project to investigate the influence of flood-plain geomorphology and ground/surface water interactions on water temperature, aquatic habitat, and Pacific Salmon in the Umatilla River and its flood plain. Location: Pendleton Oregon. Start Date: ASAP. Compensation: $1800-$2000 per month plus benefits. Duration: 6-9 months, with potential to extend employment. Full job ad.Application review has begun; position will remain open until filled. Posted: 6/4/03.
Fairchild Tropical Garden: full time Herbarium Collections Technician. Duties of the successful candidate will be to manage loan and exchange transactions in the Herbarium. This position requires familiarity with MS Windows, especially MSAccess and Excel as well as a proven ability to complete jobs in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. The ability to strictly and accurately manage specimen inventory is essential. All newly accessioned specimens and those going out on loan must be imaged and processed as a part of the FTG Virtual Herbarium (www.virtualherbarium.org). A large backlog of specimens is to be integrated with the main collection, as well as many legacy loan and exchange specimens, which exist in the herbarium because of recent major acquisitions and staff additions. The Herbarium Collections Technician will report directly to the Director of Research and will work with the Keeper, Curators and Collections Manager to process this backlog. The characteristic candidate has a Master's degree in a relevant field and experience in herbarium management and MSAccess databases. This is a full time position with benefits funded for 1-3 yrs. Another part-time position without benefits may also be available as funding permits. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. This position is open immediately and will be filled when the appropriate candidate is found. Applicants should email a CV, letter of introduction, and the names, phone numbers, emails and mailing addresses of three references to: email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. See also: www.fairchildgarden.org. Posted: 1/14/03.
Fairchild Tropical Garden: Field Botanist will assist with the mapping and monitoring of endangered plant species in the south Florida region using GPS and GIS technologies; gather and synthesize existing literature on endangered species and enter into Procite database; update and write conservation action plans; update, expand, and help maintain the South Florida Rare Plant Database; assist with ongoing endangered species horticultural and ecological research projects; design, implement, and analyze new biological studies on south Florida rare plants; represent Fairchild Tropical Garden Conservation Program to lay, government, and scientific groups through oral presentations, lay and scientific publications; track budget expenditures, write annual reports, and coordinate Rare Plant Task Force Meeting and stakeholders workshop(s). The Project Field Botanist reports to the Conservation Ecologist/Team leader. Qualifications: BS or MS degree in conservation biology, ecology, botany, or a combination of plant sciences and ecology. Plant identification, excellent written and oral communication, computer literacy, experience in biological surveys and monitoring, mapping with GPS unit, data collection, entry and analysis are required. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of endangered plant species issues and will preferably be familiar with south Florida native plants and ecosystems and relevant federal, state and local rules, regulations and permitting policies. Knowledge of MS Access, ArcView GIS, and statistical software is preferred. Ability to perform demanding outdoor physical labor, lift and carry 30 lbs, and hike in uneven terrain for 2 miles is required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must have a valid Florida operator's license, own vehicle and be willing to make field visits; mileage will be reimbursed. Must be willing to complete other duties as assigned. Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. One-year, renewable pending fund availability. Health benefits provided. Full-time, 40 hours per week. To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, transcripts, salary history and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Joyce Maschinski, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Research Center, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), FL 33156-4299 or preferably, email@example.com. See our website for further details about our program: http://www.ftg.org/research/n_research.html. Closing date for applications: November 18, 2002 or when position is filled. Posted: 10/30/02.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Field Research Assistant needed to assist in monitoring of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker during the 2003 nesting season. Position is located at the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in central Florida, approximately 45 miles south of Orlando. Duties include nest searching, monitoring of nests, climbing trees using Swedish sectional ladders, capturing and banding adults and nestlings, using a spotting scope or binoculars to identify individual birds from their color bands, data entry, GPS point collection and general maintenance of natural and artificial cavity trees. Applicant must be willing to work long hours in hot and humid conditions, alone, and with others. Experience in nest searching, reading color bands, and banding birds is preferred but not necessary. Position begins April 1st and continues until the end of June 2003. Salary is $8/hr with housing and utilities included. Applicants should send a brief letter of interest, resume and a list of three references with names, email addresses, and phone numbers to: RCW Research Assistant, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1231 Prairie Lakes Rd., Kenansville, FL 34739 (407-436-1818) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email preferred. Position is open until filled. Posted: 1/21/03.
Florida International University: Laboratory/Field Station Manager, Peruvian Amazon. The Tropical Andes Research Station is a unique facility located in the town of Oxapampa, Peru, in the headwaters of the Amazon river basin. The station is a base for botanical, ecological, biogeochemical, and hydrological research. It is also a base for environmental education programs and projects to help local communities better manage the region’s water and living resources. A growing number of researchers from North America, South America, and Europe are developing research projects in the vicinity of the station, and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation we are developing a transect of intensive study sites along a gradient of environments ranging from high elevation grasslands to lowland tropical rainforest. Institutions collaborating in the operation of the facility include FIU, Missouri Botanical Gardens, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Instituto del Bien Comun. We are seeking an individual to manage the research station and its field and laboratory operations. The successful applicant will have experience in basic laboratory analyses (colorimetric and chromatographic), will be responsible and organized, an effective leader, speak Spanish or have a strong willingness to learn, and have an adventurous personality. Experience in tropical ecosystems and an M.Sc. are preferred but not required. The position will be administered through Florida International University and with a competitive salary and full benefits. The position includes a 2-year contract with an option for a third year. For more information or to apply, please contact Dr. Michael McClain (email@example.com). Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references. Posted: 1/31/03.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina: (1) Endangered Species Research (Red-cockaded Woodpeckers), Project # AEC 18-02. Project Assignments include, but are not limited to, the following: - Train in cavity provisioning techniques, and install artificial cavities for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers. - Remove undesirable vegetation at endangered species sites. - Mark endangered species sites with paint and signs. - GPS new RCW cavity trees. - Capture and band nestling and adult RCW's and monitor RCW clusters on a limited basis. - Visit RCW clusters and cavity trees for the purpose of updating data on a limited basis.
(2) Compliance Biologist, Project # AEC 22-03. Project Assignments include, but are not limited to, the following: - Assists the Endangered Species Branch and serves as an assistant to the Wildlife Biologist ESA/CWA Compliance Specialist who is responsible for assessing and evaluating all "major" federal Army actions on T/E species at Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall to include but not limited to: (PWBC) OMA/MILCON construction projects, military training activities, natural resource management activities, soil erosion activities, and NEPA review process. - Assists closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State agencies, Army Command Units, and Fort Bragg Staff Judge Advocate, Construction Management Division, Real Property and Master Planners. Responsibilities include; composing letters, reviewing project design plates, coordinating and attending meetings, creating maps on ArcMap, evaluating endangered species habitat quality, surveying for wetlands and T/E species and evaluating their potential habitats, delineating project boundaries using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and developing Excel spreadsheets. Experience in ArcMap, Trimble GPS Pathfinder software is helpful, in addition to, knowledge of NEPA, ESA, and CWA regulations. Good oral and written communications skills are required. Most of the work responsibilities involve ESA Section 7 Compliance, CWA Section 401/404 Compliance, NEPA review, and T/E species conservation matters in accordance with Fort Bragg's ESMP and INRMP Plans.
Applicants should have received a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology, General Biology, Conservation Biology, Zoology, or related discipline within 3 years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected on or about the starting date. For additional information and or to submit your resume contact: Research Participation Program for the USAEC, ATTN: Jody Osborne, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, P.O. Box 53, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-0053. Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil, Phone: (410) 436 - 7258, Fax: (410) 436 - 5811, http://www.orau.gov/orise/Educ.htm. Posted: 2/25/03.
Fort Gordon, Georgia: An appointment is available at in the Forest Management - Natural Resources Program, Project # AEC 28-03. Project areas include conducting forest inventories, marking timber, assisting in prescribed burns, and other normal forestry duties. Applicants should have received a Bachelor's degree in Forest Management or related field. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. For additional information and or to submit your resume contact: Research Participation Program for the USAEC, ATTN: Jody Osborne, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, P.O. Box 53, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-0053. Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil, Phone: (410) 436-7258, http://www.orau.gov/orise/Educ.htm. Posted: 4/4/03.
Geo-Marine, Inc.: We seek field biologists to participate in a study of the Mexican Spotted Owl in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico from March 31-late July, 2003. Duties throughout the field season include surveying for and photographing owls, observing owl behaviors at selected nest sites, collecting video and audio recordings, and conducting vegetation surveys at the nest sites and within the habitat. Staff will be trained at the beginning of the field season, but experience with survey work, orienteering, equipment handling, computer data management, behavioral observation, GIS, or New Mexico vegetation knowledge would be helpful. The position requires regular and extensive hiking throughout rugged and steep-sloped terrain at high altitudes (approximately 8000 ft.). Applicants should be in good physical condition. All Employees will be housed in a field encampment during the entire season. They will have access to a food storage area, refrigerator, field showers, ample potable water, and electricity. Employees will be provided with simple camping equipment for use in the field (bivvy sack, stove, water purifier), however, it is expected that employees will provide their own personal items such as sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, boots, and other appropriate clothing. While the camp has many comforts, it is in a remote area. Access to grocery stores, vehicles, and other amenities will be limited. Employees may bring their own vehicles if desired. Requirements: Ability to accept all responsibility of the job and assigned tasks. Ability to use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work and programs. Ability to accept change and new information and cope with job pressure and stress. Ability to maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent even under adversity. Ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships. Ability to work independently at field locations despite occasional adverse field conditions. Qualification: Graduation from an accredited college or university; Bachelor's Degree in related field is preferred. Salary: Pay is $12/hour with a $28/day per diem. Field biologists will work a 9 days on/ 5 days off schedule. To apply, please send resumes to: Dana Banwart and Tamiko Stone, Geo-Marine, Inc., 11817 Canon Blvd. Suite 402, Newport News, VA 23606. (757) 873-8253, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Deadline: 2/15/03 Posted: 1/7/03.
Gulf South Research Corporation: Biologist/Ecologist for our Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. The ideal candidate will have a BS or MS degree in an area of the natural resources field plus 8 to 10 years of experience in wetland ecology/delineation, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and natural resources. The successful candidate must be capable of managing multiple clients/projects, be willing to travel in and outside of Louisiana, and work on a variety of projects and tasks. Experience identifying southern and southwestern US flora, conducting Phase 1 environmental assessments, Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP), or Biological Assessments & Evaluations is a plus. The position will require both office and field work. GSRC offers a competitive salary and full benefits package. Interested candidates should submit resume and references to: Gulf South Research Corporation, P.O. Box 83564, Baton Rouge, LA 70884-3564, or by email on Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see http://www.gsrcorp.com. Position is open until filled. Posted: 5/16/03.
Harvard University: Harvard Forest - Petersham, Massachusetts. Research Assistant to perform and coordinate field and lab work for paleoecological projects at the Harvard Forest investigating the history of New England forests during the past 2000 years. For the full job ad, contact Edythe Ellin (email@example.com). Posted: 4/9/03.
Harvard University: Harvard Forest - Petersham, Massachusetts. Assistant Program Coordinator/Resident Advisor, Summer Research Program in Ecology For twelve weeks in May-August 2003, between 12 to 20 college-age students will join dozens of visiting and staff scientists at Harvard Forest in researching the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems. The Program Assistant works closely with the Forest Administrator in organizing the various educational components to the summer program. S/he lives with the students in Fisher House, providing the information, advising, support and discipline required to create a hospitable academic environment. Duties and Responsibilities Assist with two-day student orientation, May 27-28, 2003; Coordinate weekly evening workshops and seminars; Hold weekly house meetings; Organize student committees (recycling, graduate school, social, etc.); Inform students of Harvard Forest activities, policies, and expectations; Organize and supervise two-day field trip to IES in Millbrook, NY for career workshops Organize Summer Student Symposium in mid-August Work with Forest Administrator to resolve student issues. Required: Excellent listening, negotiation, organizational, and problem solving skills required Strong writing, organizational, telephone, and computer skills; Work independently with moderate supervision; Comfortable with performing a variety of tasks simultaneously; Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse population preferred. Compensation at $12/hour plus room and full board. 30-40 hours per week. Temporary position from May 21 to August 17, 2003. The Assistant has a private room, office space with computer and access to Forest vehicles. The position is flexible and accommodations for a variety of situations are possible. Application: Please send a cover letter, resume and up to three letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about Harvard Forest and the summer program is available at http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu/reu_ad02.html. For questions, please contact: Edythe Ellin, Director of Administration, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, 324 North Main Street, Petersham, MA 01366. 978-724-3302 ext. 224, 978-724-3595 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/21/03.
Harvard University: Harvard Forest - Petersham, Massachusetts. 2 Research Assistant (RA) Positions - Soil/Ecosystems. The RAs will have day-to-day responsibility to perform and coordinate a broad range of experimental and observational research on the effects of the introduced hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) on ecosystem structure and function. Both positions involve laboratory work, extensive travel to field sites in CT and MA, and data entry and processing. RAs will be required to make independent assessments of data quality and experimental results, and will work with the principal investigator (PI) to design future studies and experiments. These are grant-funded positions for two years with strong possibility of extension. Duties: Works on multi-scale project investigating the response of ecosystem processes to stress and mortality caused by an introduced forest pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Responsibilities include: assisting with site selection, permanent plot establishment, and soil and vegetation sampling; performing a variety of soil analyses including texture, bulk density, pH, nitrogen mineralization, and soil cation concentrations; routine laboratory activities such as ordering supplies and equipment testing and maintenance; summarize and synthesize multi-year data using spreadsheet, word-processing, and statistical software; assisting with the preparation of materials for publication and developing a detailed database. Train and supervise work of summer undergraduate students. Interact with an interdisciplinary group studying the ecology of hemlock. Requirements: College background in soil/ecosystem science required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with soil sampling and laboratory procedures such as CHN analysis, automated ion analysis, and KC1 extraction techniques required. Applicant must be able to: lift and move research equipment (not more than 75 lbs.); drive to field sites; and accept exposure to laboratory chemicals of low-to-moderate hazard. To Apply: Send resume and 3 letters of reference to Dottie Smith (email@example.com), Harvard Forest, P. O. Box 68, 324 North Main Street, Petersham, MA 01366. Posted: 1/3/03.
Harvard University: A research assistant position will be available starting in September 2002 for a study of forest carbon exchange in central Massachusetts. Carbon exchange will be determined from both atmospheric measurements above the forest and physiological measurements of trees and soils within the forest. The goal of the project is to estimate annual carbon storage in forests of varying age, species composition, and water supply. This data will be used to determine effects of climate variation on carbon storage, and the influence of each forest type on atmospheric CO2 concentration. Responsibilities will include: Measuring carbon exchange and relevant environmental conditions; collecting carbon exchange data for foliage, woody tissues, and soil; measuring soil water content; and summarizing data and calculating CO2 fluxes. Measurements of tree growth will also be needed. The research assistant will contribute to developing mathematical models of forest carbon exchange by several forest types, and preparing data and models for publication. There will be opportunities to interact with many other researchers studying carbon exchange, the effects of environmental change on forests, and long-term effects of land use and disturbance. Required: Bachelor or Master's degree with concentration in plant physiology, plant ecology, or micrometeorology. Experience in summarizing data using spreadsheet programs. Experience working in tree canopies and / or measuring gas exchange by plants and soils is desirable but not required. The successful applicant must be in good physical condition, capable of carrying a 45 lb backpack up to two miles during biweekly soil respiration measurements. The applicant must also be able to work independently, keep track of several data collection schedules, recognize inconsistencies in data, and summarize data quickly when the need arises. Salary: $28,000 per year to start. The position is currently funded for one year and there is a high probability of continued funding. Further information is available on the Harvard Forest web site, http://www.lternet.edu/hfr or at: http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/search_req. To apply, send resume and three letters of reference by August 22 to Dottie Recos-Smith, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, Petersham, MA 01366. For more detailed information, contact Julian Hadley at Harvard Forest. Phone 978-724-3302 extension 256 or 264, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/25/02.
Hawaii Department of Health: Environmental Health Specialist IV, Downtown, Oahu, $3122/Mo. Requires degree in chemistry, physics, biology, zoology or other field related to environmental science, and three years professional experience in environmental protection or management. Knowledge of freshwater aquatic biology, including Hawaii's native freshwater fauna and flora, basic statistics, and ability to conduct water quality and aquatic community sampling in streams are strongly preferred. A complete position description can be obtained from the Dept. of Health Environmental Planning Office at 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 312, Honolulu, HI 96814. Phone (808)586-4337, Fax (808) 586-4370, or send email to email@example.com. Posted: 2/25/03.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Field research interns (12 positions) needed March 1-August 31, 2003 to conduct research on avian demography and disease in Hawaii. The Biocomplexity of Avian Disease project is a 5-year NSF-funded research program. Field Research Interns will conduct field work at 9 sites from sea level to 6,000 ft elevation on the eastern slope of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii. Field sites range from extremely hot and dry to extremely wet, muddy, and rainy. Field work will consist primarily of mist-netting and banding forest birds and collecting data on plant phenology and vegetation structure. Some computer data entry is also required. Work schedule and duties will vary during the course of the internship. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, able to walk long distances over rugged, uneven terrain, work in remote locations (field research interns will be required to camp for up to 9 days at a time), live and work in close proximity with other volunteers, have full color vision and hearing and be U.S. citizens. A six month commitment to the project is required. Desirable qualifications: undergraduate coursework in ecology, ornithology, or wildlife biology, and prior experience mistnetting, handling, and identifying forest birds. Food and laundry stipend of $400 per month, dormitory-style housing, field equipment, and field training are provided; interns must provide their own airfare to Hilo, Hawaii. Days are long and field work is demanding, but schedule provides ample time for relaxation and exploring Hawaii (snorkeling, swimming, surfing, diving, hiking, biking). Interns live in a small rural community next to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, site of one of the world's most active volcanoes. Please send cover letter, resume, and names and current telephone numbers of 3 references to: Patrick Hart, Kilauea Field Station, P.O. BOX 44, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Email: Patrick_J_Hart@usgs.gov, FAX: 808-967-8568. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Posted: 12/12/02.
Hudsonia Ltd., a nonprofit environmental research institute, is seeking a naturalist/GIS specialist to carry out a natural resources GIS project in southeastern New York. Applicant must be familiar with Hudson Valley botany, and have demonstrated expertise with ArcView GIS. Responsibilities include gathering digital data from public sources, map analysis, stereoscopic aerial photointerpretation, onscreen habitat mapping, and field verification of habitats. Previous experience with aerial photointerpretation and with managing large GIS projects is preferred. Send letter, resume, and at least three professional or academic references (names & phone #s) to: Gretchen Stevens, Hudsonia Ltd., PO Box 5000, Annandale, NY 12504, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: 30 November 2002, or when position is filled. Posted: 10/15/02.
Institute for Bird Populations: We seek Field Biologist Interns to operate constant effort mistnetting and banding (MAPS) stations in the Northwest region (Alaska, Montana, Washington, and Oregon), California, the Western Midwest/Texas region (Kansas, Missouri, and Texas), and the Eastern Midwest/East region (Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia and Massachusetts). Interns are accepted into a given region and, after training, are assigned to a specific location. Internships are from 1 May (23 Apr in TX, 21 Apr in southern CA) through 8 August. Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital rates that cause changes in North American landbird populations. Although some prior birding experience is necessary, prior banding experience is not necessary. All internships include an intensive, two week training course in mistnetting, banding, and aging and sexing small landbirds. Flexibility, good physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn and the ability to endure sometimes difficult field conditions are required. Applicants with good field vehicles are especially needed. Shared housing and a per diem ranging from approximately $432 to $720 per month (depending on location and experience) for food and other out-of-pocket expenses are provided. For application materials and further information, interested individuals should reply to (email@example.com) Sara Martin, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. FAX415-663-9482, PH415-663-1436 or visit our website at www.birdpop.org. Posted: 3/20/03.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: One full-time, year-round Research Assistant (RA) is needed for a start date of approximately June 23, 2003. The RA will conduct field and laboratory research under a three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support community-based intervention aimed at reducing the incidence of Lyme disease in Dutchess County, NY. The RA will be responsible for installing and maintaining deer-feeders and mouse-feeders that are intended to reduce numbers of ticks on these hosts. The RA will also monitor sampling transects to assess the abundance of ticks, deer, and rodents in forests and residential areas. The RA will work in a two-person team. Position is intended for one year with possibility of extension pending funding. Requirements: (1) Bachelors degree in biological or environmental sciences; (2) experience in field-related research; (3) ability to work independently; (4) meticulousness; (5) ability to interact with the public concerning public health issues. Experience with wildlife, particularly deer, or with arthropods is highly desirable, as is experience with ArcView GIS. Salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits package. Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional or educational references to: Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D., C/O Jessica Greenstein, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. emailed applications should be sent to BOTH GreensteinJ@ecostudies.org AND ROstfeld@ecostudies.org. Closing date for applications is 1 June, or until position is filled. Posted: 5/13/03.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Full-time, temporary (approx mid May to November 22nd) Project Assistants needed for research on the ecology of deciduous forests in New York's Hudson River Valley. Research focuses on the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationship between mammals and Lyme disease ecology, tree seed survival, and forest composition. Duties include live-trapping small mammals, sampling abundance of ticks, and laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme-disease bacterium. Work is conducted in small teams within forest sites at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. Field research involves early morning and late afternoon hours and moderately strenuous activities. Prior experience with live-trapping or forest ecology is highly desirable. On-site housing is available. Consideration of applications will begin on March 24th. Please submit via email a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Richard S. Ostfeld (ROstfeld@ecostudies.org). Please include a cc to Jessica Greenstein, Manager of Human Resources (GreensteinJ@ecostudies.org). Posted: 3/18/03.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Full-time Research Assistants (RAs) and Project Assistants (PAs) needed for research on the landscape ecology of Lyme disease in the northeastern U.S. NIH-funded research focuses on the impacts of forest fragmentation on the diversity of vertebrates (mainly mammals and birds), and consequently on abundance of infected ticks. Duties include live-trapping small and mid-sized mammals, point-count sampling of songbird abundance and diversity, sampling abundance of ticks, and laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme-disease bacterium. Work is conducted in small teams within selected counties throughout the northeast. Field research involves substantial travel, early morning and late afternoon hours and moderately strenuous activities. Prior experience with live-trapping, songbird identification, or medical entomology is highly desirable. RA positions (Bachelors degree required) are for one year (with continuation possible), starting in March 2003. PA positions are for ca 6 months, starting in April or May 2003. Consideration of applications will begin on January 27th, 2003. Please submit a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D., C/O Jessica Greenstein, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, 65 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545. Email applications are encouraged. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc: to ROstfeld@ecostudies.org. Posted: 1/9/03.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Research Assistant, up to one year with potential reappointment as funding allows. Position to start January 30, 2003. Duties: Contribute to the work of a laboratory involved in multiple projects focused on plant community dynamics, ecosystem processes, and functional landscape ecology. Must be willing to travel in the United States, specifically to Baltimore, MD. Travel expenses will be covered by the project. The successful candidate will: 1) use GIS to quantify heterogeneity and delineate patches for an urban land use classification 2) manage and maintain bibliographical and photographic databases 3) complete field work in Baltimore, MD 4) aid in the preparation and analysis of ecological samples and 5) design and implement an Access database. Background: BS/BA in related field. Familiarity with Reference Manager, GIS, ArcView, and Access a plus, but not required. Closing Date: January 11, 2003 or when position is filled. To Apply: Send cover letter with resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Jessica Greenstein, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #02057-Ecolog-l, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, New York 12545, E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 1/2/03.
Johnson Controls Inc.: full-time General Biologist II to perform contract work for the USGS-BRD National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA. We are seeking an ecologist with a MS degree in ecology/biology or related field to work on a project assessing the ecological effects of fire on US Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges in Texas. This project is a partnership between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Habitats being studied include coastal and inland ecosystems primarily in Texas and Louisiana. This individual will be part of a team of scientists working on ecological fire effects, prairie ecology, and restoration. Experience in some aspect of fire ecology, landscape ecology, invasive species, and/or plant ecology is required for this position. The individual will work as part of a scientific team and needs to enjoy working closely with other scientists, as well as USFWS personnel. The position requires a master's degree (or equivalent) and knowledge or experience of biology, ecology. The individual shall have the ability to work independently within established guidelines and operational procedures to ensure uniform data collection between field personnel and succeeding years of data collection and sampling. One-year experience in data entry and knowledge of PC-based computer systems is required. Supervisory experience is required. For the full job ad, see http://www.jcws-est.com/listjobs.asp. For more information, please contact either Jim Grace, USGS (Jim_Grace@usgs.gov), (337)266-8632 or Gerald_Horak, JCWS (Gerald_Horak@usgs.gov). Closing Date: 7/6/2003. Posted: 6/24/03.
Johnson Controls Inc.: Full-time General Biologist I to perform contract work for the USGS-BRD National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. In general, this individual shall set-up, monitor, and maintain experiments in the field; conduct routine laboratory and greenhouse experiments; collect, measure, record, and analyze biological data; summarize field and experimental data in tabular, graphic, or narrative form; enter data into analytical computer programs; assist senior biologists or scientists in analyzing results; and maintain, operate, and calibrate field and data-collecting equipment, including boats up to 25 ft and airboats. The position requires a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in biology or zoology, ecology, botany, wildlife, and/or fisheries biology and knowledge of biological sampling techniques. For the full job ad, see http://www.jcws-est.com/listjobs.asp. Closing Date: 15 Jun 03. Posted: 5/16/03.
Johnson Controls Inc.: Biological Technician II. This position will support the regular operations of biological research by performing the following duties: installing study plots; collecting, measuring, and recording biological data; summarizing field, greenhouse, and laboratory data into tabular, graphic, or narrative form; entering data into analytical computer programs; assisting senior biologists or scientists in analyzing results; and maintaining and operating field and data collecting equipment, including boats up to 25 ft and airboats. The position requires at least two years of undergraduate study in ecology, botany, wildlife, and/or fisheries biology. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong background in chemistry (you must have taken courses in analytical chemistry and instrument analysis). The individual shall have the ability to work with little or no supervision and within established guidelines and operational procedures to ensure uniform data collection between field personnel and succeeding years of data collection and sampling. Experience in data entry and knowledge of PC-based computer systems is required. Benefits package includes healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k) and other employee selected options. Individuals with the above skills and experience are requested to submit resumes (including name, address, and phone numbers) for consideration to: Johnson Controls World Services Inc., National Wetland Research Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506. Fax: (337)266-8595. E-mail: Mark_Hilton@usgs.gov. The full job ad and other positions are at: http://www.jcws-est.com/listjobs.asp. Open until filled. Posted: 9/24/02.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: The herpetology lab seeks an hourly field assistant for six months. Primary duties involve assisting with ongoing field studies including rare amphibian monitoring, the population dynamics of gopher tortoises and snakes, map turtle foraging ecology, and the role of alligators in forested seasonal wetlands. Additional responsibilities will include data entry. Qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university with coursework in herpetology, ecology, and conservation biology preferred. Previous experience with radio telemetry, GPS technology, and snorkeling is preferred. Relevant work experience and / or coursework with southeastern herpetofauna (especially handling snakes and alligators) is a big plus. The successful applicant must be in good physical condition and willing to work in hot, humid, and buggy conditions. This position will begin ASAP, but no later than June 1, 2003. Applications must include Cover Letter (detailing the applicants qualifications and interest), Resume, and Contact Information for at least Three References. Visit our website for application/position details www.jonesctr.org or contact: Chris K. Borg, Lead Research Technician, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/22/03.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: We invite applications for a Temporary Research Hourly Worker position (October 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003). The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of ongoing research, including a variety of field and lab-based work. Ongoing projects in the Forest Ecology lab are investigating 1) the regulation of carbon allocation to fine roots at ecosystem scales, 2) whole-ecosystem water use, water-use efficiency, and water source partitioning, and 3) above- and belowground ecosystem productivity over a natural hydrologic and manipulated nitrogen gradient. Field-related activities involve the maintenance of multiple sap-flux sites (using constant-power heat dissipation probes and Campbell/Omnidata dataloggers and multiplexers) and long-term productivity sites (collecting root ingrowth cores, overstory litter, and nitrogen mineralization incubations as well as some root minirhizotron sampling, soil gas exchange sampling, broadcast fertilization, and vegetation surveys). Laboratory duties include sample processing as well as data entry. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor. The successful candidate should possess the ability to conduct moderate physical activity in the field under a variety of weather conditions, follow instructions, work independently or as part of a team, and perform meticulous tasks. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, forestry, or related field. This position is ideal for someone who is considering graduate school and would like exposure to 1) forest ecological and tree physiological field and lab techniques, 2) a community of graduate students currently enrolled in Master's or Ph.D. programs, and 3) a community of scientists and conservationists. Compensation is $7.00 to $8.00/hr, with onsite housing offered. Preference will be given to those candidates willing to live onsite. No benefits package is available. Specific questions regarding the position may be e-mailed to email@example.com. A letter of application, resume, and a list of three references should be mailed to: Cindy Craft, Forest Ecology II RHW Position, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2, Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870. Phone: 229-734-4706, Fax: 229-734-4707. web: www.jonesctr.org. Posted: 9/18/02.
Kansas State University: The Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program seeks a full-time Information Manager/Research Assistant-Associate. The information manager maintains a comprehensive project information system for long-term ecological studies, including but not limited to biological, meteorological, geochemical, geospatial, and other types of ecological data associated with the Konza Prairie LTER program. Responsibilities include ensuring consistency and integrity of data; establishing and maintaining databases; overseeing personnel involved with processing and archival of long-term ecological data; maintaining Konza LTER Web site; and participating in implementation of new applications and enhancements to the existing information systems. The information manager also provides assistance and training to system users, and coordinates operations with the national LTER Network Office and information managers from other LTER projects to insure compatibility with the LTER Network Information System. Opportunities exist for participation in LTER research activities, including synthesis of LTER data, collaboration with other LTER scientists, direction of student research, and independent research in the applicant’s area of expertise. Minimum qualifications at the Research Assistant level include an MS in ecology, biology, environmental science or related discipline, with appropriate experience in computer software and hardware applications and support, or a BS in computer science with interests and a strong background in ecology, biology, natural resource science or related fields. Minimum qualifications at the Research Associate level include a PhD in ecology, biology, environmental science or related discipline, and relevant computer experience. Relevant computer experience might include database management; network administration; ArcInfo/ArcGIS; programming with HTML, Access or Oracle, SQLServer, and Visual Basic Script; experience with Windows 2000 Server/Workstations; knowledge of Internet and related protocols; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant research experience might include GIS/remote sensing studies, computer modeling, or other research in ecology or natural science-related fields. The position is located in the Division of Biology at KSU and affiliated with the Konza Prairie LTER program and the Konza Prairie Biological Station. The position title will be Information Specialist/Research Assistant-Associate, dependent on qualifications. Salary is commensurate with experience and full university benefits apply. The position is renewable annually contingent on performance and availability of funds (current funding period is 6 years). Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names three professional references to John Blair, Chair, Information Specialist Search Committee, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 232 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Fax 785-532-6653. Review of applications will begin February 28, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/28/03.
Louisiana State University: We are seeking a field biologist to assist with the collection of pine tree demographic data in Everglades National Park. The position requires an individual that is capable of working independently with a minimum amount of supervision. The primary responsibility of the position will be to census pine trees, measuring growth and survivorship, maintain seed traps and monitor tree seedlings. Secondary tasks will include processing seed trap contents and entering data into computer spreadsheets. This work is part of a study of the effects of fires and hurricanes on pine demography. The position will require extensive time spent in the field, usually not accompanied by others. The Florida Everglades can be a challenging environment in which to work, with high temperatures, humidity and insects. The position is full time, is available beginning in September and will continue through June with the possibility of continued employment beyond June. Salary will range from $10 to $11 per hour, depending on experience. The position does not include medical insurance, paid leave or sick time. The position requires a bachelor's degree in the biological or environmental sciences or a related area, an interest in plant ecology, and a desire to work outdoors. To request more information regarding the position or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Brian Beckage (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply, either email (preferred) or fax a cv, letter describing your interests and experience in ecology, and names and telephone numbers/email addresses of 3 references to: email@example.com or fax (865) 974-3067. Posted: 8/5/02.
MACTEC Inc.: we seek an experienced Ecologist to lead and conduct watershed management programs, prepare habitat management plans, design and direct flora, fauna and special-status species surveys, prepare restoration plans, manage or assist in the preparation of environmental documents with wildlife emphasis, prepare and manage reports, proposals, projects and client consultations and perform business development activities. A complete announcement and application instructions can be found at MACTEC's website. Posted: 6/23/03.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the MBL seeks full-time summer field assistants to work on a joint project with the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) evaluating conservation and management of native shrubland and grassland ecosystems on the island of Marthas Vineyard. This position requires availability from June 2 through Sept. 19. The successful applicants will participate in field and laboratory research examining the consequences of vegetation management and land use change on soil processes, vegetation change and soil and groundwater nutrient dynamics at a field site on the island. Applicant should be a recent college graduate or advanced undergraduate with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field and should be interested in biogeochemistry, vegetation development and ecological research. Applicants should have experience working under field conditions and strong analytical and laboratory skills. Experience with environmental or nutrient laboratory analyses, plant identification and vegetation monitoring and soil sampling desired. Experience identifying plants of the northeastern U.S. a plus. Applicants should be attentive to details, well organized, able to work independently, and be capable of long hours of work under field conditions in which mosquitoes, ticks and poison ivy are encountered daily. Successful applicants will be required to live full-time at TNC field station on Marthas Vineyard where cooperation and consideration of others is essential. Applicants should have a valid drivers license. Applicants must be capable of working long hours under some difficult field conditions including sampling in dense brush and during inclement weather. To apply, please send a resume, copy of transcripts, names, addresses, telephone number and email addresses, if available of three references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [SFA TNC], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; phone, 508-289-7422, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/18/03.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the MBL is seeking applicants for summer field assistant positions on the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project at the Toolik Field Station in Alaska. Duties: Chemistry Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on the concentration of nutrients in water from streams and lakes. Duties will include facilitating chemical measurements at the Toolik Field Station in Alaska through the preparation of standards and the maintenance of instruments; Streams Summer FA: research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems. Duties will include monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples, benthic samples and juvenile and adult fish; Lakes Summer FA: research on a series of lakes. Duties will include taking physical and chemical measurements in lakes, collection and analysis of water samples; Land-Water Summer FA: research on a tussock watershed. Duties will include measurement of carbon and nutrient flux from streams, lakes and terrestrial ecosystems; Terrestrial Summer FA: research on tundra ecosystems. Duties include precipitation and weather data, collection, sampling and processing plant and soil samples. Applicants should be recent college graduates or advanced undergraduates (BS or MS) with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology. Some background in aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40 pound pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra) and be prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Applicants should be prepared to live in a setting where cooperation with others is essential and living accommodations are spare and simple. Candidates should be available for travel to Alaska by early June 2003 and should be able to remain in Alaska until at least through August, 2003. Travel and living expenses will be paid in addition to a salary. To Apply: Please send a resume, copy of transcripts, names, addresses, telephone number and email address (if available) of 3 references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [SFA ECO], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; phone, 508 289-7422, email: email@example.com. Posted: 3/18/03.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the MBL is seeking applicants for a full-time year round Research Assistant I and a Research Assistant II. Duties for both positions include participating in a large-scale field experiment to determine the interactive effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems. We will conduct field experiments in which salt marsh ecosystems are altered by addition of nutrients and by removal of an abundant and important fish, the mummichog. We will follow the effects of these manipulations on the food web and nutrient cycles for four years. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in executing the experiments and in some aspect of the ecosystem response to the manipulations. Responsibilities will be to maintain experimental manipulations, coordinate overall logistics and scheduling of the field season, field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology and development and maintenance of project database. The successful candidate should possess a BS (RA I) or an MS (RA II) degree in Ecology, Marine Biology or a related field with an emphasis on animal biology and be able to work with minimal supervision. Attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to work as a member of a team, experience with database management and statistical programs, and scientific writing skills are required. This position requires moderately strenuous field work in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings (lifting, bending, walking through waist high marine waters) and occasionally inclement weather. Ability to work with vertebrate and invertebrate animals and hazardous/harsh chemicals in the laboratory. Irregular hours may include occasional weekend, early morning or late evening work. The successful candidate will be expected to spend extended time at the field site in Plum Island Sound (3 hours from Woods Hole) and communicate positively with the public. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2002 and will continue util a suitable candidate is identified. Please send a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, names, address, telephone numbers and email address of four references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [RAI TIDE or RAII TIDE], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/16/02.
Miami University: We seek a qualified person for the position of Research Lab Coordinator to assist with grant-supported research on the overwintering physiology and ecology of invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles (http://zoology.muohio.edu/cryolab/). Major duties include setting up and conducting lab and field experiments; assisting undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers; assisting development of manuscripts and grant applications; organizing and analyzing data; ordering supplies, maintaining inventory and maintaining records of expenditures; supervising student aides; maintaining and updating software on the laboratory computer network. Applicants must hold a B.A./B.S. or M.S. degree in biological science. We seek a highly-organized and motivated individual that can work accurately with attention to detail. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Occasional evenings/weekends and travel may be requested. Computer experience and familiarity with statistical methods is highly desirable. Salary commensurate with experience and training, plus full fringe benefits. Allowance for travel to professional meetings. In accordance with interest and ability, collaborative research with faculty and students is possible. This two-year position is contingent upon continued funding and may be renewed. Position will remain open until it is filled with an expected start of late summer 2003. Send resume, unofficial transcripts, and a cover letter demonstrating written communication skills and highlighting qualifications to: Dr. Jon P. Costanzo, Dept of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056 (email: email@example.com; phone: 513/529-3167). Posted: 5/13/03.
Michigan State University: Crew Leaders - Bird and Vegetation Surveys. Two enthusiastic and detail-oriented crew leaders are needed to become part of our research team. We will be monitoring birds by point count and conducting vegetation surveys over five counties of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The study is part of a multidisciplinary project to assess the economic and ecological effects of timber harvesting and variable deer densities on forest resources in a landscape context. This will be our third year of data collection. The position provides an excellent opportunity to learn about large-scale study design, expand upon skills for identifying forest birds and plants, network with natural resource professionals, gain supervisory experience, explore a remote part of the country and spend a summer out-of-doors. Fieldwork will begin by assisting graduate students in the establishment of monitoring sites and undergoing training in data collection protocols. Subsequently, crew leaders will each have one assistant to supervise in conducting point counts for birds, conducting deer pellet counts, sampling vegetation, and collecting satellite imagery training data. A considerable portion of the summer will be spent camping. Field conditions are extremely variable and often demanding. Applicants must be willing to work from 5 am until dusk with only periodic supervision and help create an encouraging working and learning environment for their assistant. An average of 2 days off/week is expected depending on weather, with an additional two-week break beginning approximately July 1st. Preferred qualifications: 1) Previous experience conducting point counts for birds. Applicants with Masters degrees given preference. 2) Previous supervisory experience. 3) Ability to identify woody and/or herbaceous plant species common to the Upper Midwest. 4) Capacity and enthusiasm to work under demanding conditions in remote locations. 5) Available from approximately May 6th to August 20th. 6) Capable of working alone and orienteering by GPS and compass in remote areas. 7) Have a valid driver's license and clean driving record. Benefits: $11/hour based on a 40-hour workweek ($10/hour + $8/day for food; Approximately $5,300 over the summer). Use of a 4WD vehicle, single occupancy tent, cooking gear, and all necessary field gear will be provided. Because of the remote study location most nights will be spent camping. Occasional shared lodging in a hotel or field station (once every 2-5 nights) will also be provided. Approx. Dates: 6 May 2003 - 20 August 2003 (negotiable). Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, current CV/resume, and contact information for two relevant references to the address listed below. Initial application by email is encouraged. Position open until filled, no later than March 31, 2003. Ed Laurent, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources Bldg., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1222 USA. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone:(517) 353-5468, http://www.msu.edu/user/laurente/. Posted: 3/6/03.
Michigan State University: The Department of Forestry is hiring one research assistant to work on a project looking at the role of soil pathogens on tree seedling establishment. We are seeking a recently graduated undergraduate or master student to help with an NSF-funded project based at MSU. Experience with fungal spore identification is needed and familiarity with lab/greenhouse work is highly preferred. Duties in the lab include fungal spore extraction from soil and fungal pathogen isolation from diseased seedlings. Secondary duties in the greenhouse include planting tree seedlings, watering and taking measurements for seedling survivorship and growth and harvesting seedlings I need a hard-working person with good attention to detail and good organizational skills. The most important qualifications are a willingness to work hard and independently as well as learn about forest ecology. Position is from June 1st to September 1st 2003 although potential exists for up to a 2-year position with half of the research being conducted at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. Pay is $9.00 – $13.00/hr depending on experience and skill. Contact Sarah McCarthy for more information. To apply send brief resume and a letter of interest to Sarah McCarthy (preferred via E-mail, but paper mail or FAX is acceptable). Deadline is May 15th 2003. Sarah McCarthy, Forestry Department, 126 Natural Resources, East Lansing, MI 48824. 517-355-7599 (office), 517-432-1143 (FAX), email@example.com. Posted: 2/19/03, revised: 5/5/03.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Resource Forester Assistant, Salem, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $26,088 -$27,672 depending on qualifications. Assists regional forestry personnel with private landowner requests, fire suppression, forest inventory and state land management, preparation and presentation of school and public programs, and other general public contacts; attends intensive, one-week training for Forest Health Monitoring survey techniques; locates and establishes plots and collects and records data and observations related to ongoing Forest Health Monitoring and Forest Inventory and Analysis surveys; participates in formal training and professional development programs; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry Management or closely related Natural Resources degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Closing Date: Monday, March 31, 2003. For an application, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation, Human Resources Division, 2901 West Truman Blvd., Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 (573/751 4115). Applications also available on Internet site at www.Conservation.state.mo.us/about/jobs/. Posted: 3/7/03.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Urban Wildlife Biologist in Kirkwood, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $32,424 - $35,784 depending on qualifications. Duties: Provides wildlife information and consultation to individuals, groups, city, county, state and federal governments and real estate developers for conservation and development of urban wildlife habitat and urban wildlife issues; develops and implements urban wildlife management plans in coordination with Urban Forester, Fisheries Biologist, and other Department personnel; provides response to public inquiries relating to wildlife habitat and behavior; coordinates civic club and volunteer group projects at designated locations; works closely with Metro Media Specialist for development of media coverage; develops programs and presentations for workshops and seminars; develops urban wildlife management guidelines and publications relative to biological and cultural carrying capacity; coordinates outdoor programs with agencies and organizations and assists with publicity, activities and programs; manages human- wildlife conflict program; monitors efforts of nuisance wildlife control operators and provides input to further department program goals; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Urban Wildlife Management or closely related subjects and three (3) years of professional experience in wildlife research, management or other applicable work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's Degree and experience in Urban Wildlife Management are desirable. Approval as Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society is desired. Closing Date: February 14, 2003. Applications available at www.Conservation.state.mo.us/about/jobs/. Posted: 1/21/03.
Murray State University: Database Manager, Center for Reservoir Research. Full-time twelve-month position. The Center seeks a person to manage and coordinate Center environmental databases and to assist in data analysis. Primary duties will include working with an interdisciplinary team compiling and analyzing existing databases, developing data protocols and metadata, and designing and maintaining web pages. Qualifications: Position requires a bachelor's degree in ecology, environmental sciences, natural resources or closely allied field or a bachelor's degree in computer science with 2 yrs experience in natural sciences or natural resources. An Masters degree is preferred. Programming experience in Visual Basic highly desired. Previous experience working with large relational databases preferred. Experience with Microsoft Access, SQL, Oracle, or other database server software along with XML is highly desirable. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is necessary. Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by November 15, 2002. To Apply: Submit letter of application, complete resume, and contact information for three references to David White, Center for Reservoir Research, 561 Emma Drive, Murray, KY (207-474-2272). Posted: 10/11/02.
The Nature Conservancy: Marine Initiative Program Coordinator. Location: Providence, RI. The Program Coordinator fosters cross-site learning among a large community of conservation practitioners representing U.S. and International sites. Coordinates funding proposals, performs administrative, research, project management and tracking, information sharing and communication to team members, and general services for program staff working towards the achievement of conservation or policy goals. Undertakes specific projects to inform strategic initiatives, including gathering, synthesizing, interpreting and analyzing information from external/internal sources. Prepares presentation materials and coordinates team meetings and marine practitioner meetings. Identifies and helps prepare funding proposals. For the full job ad, contact Jeber@tnc.org. To apply, email a cover letter and resume by July 4, 2003. Posted: 6/16/03.
The Nature Conservancy: Neversink River Conservation Assistant, June to August/September 2003. The Conservation Assistant will work closely with staff from The Nature Conservancy and a variety of public and private organizations to complete field research and implement associated conservation strategies, such as dam removal, in the Neversink River Basin. Work will include field data collection, data analysis and integration of existing aquatic resource data for the Neversink River. This is a paid internship for 40 hours per week. Housing is not provided. $4750 stipend. Duties: 1) Work with TNC and U.S. Geological Survey staff to collect field data on Neversink River communities (mussels, fish, and macroinvertebrates) and aquatic habitat characteristics. 2) Assist TNC and US Army Corps of Engineers staff with Cuddebackville Dam removal project completing a survey of baseline biotic and abiotic conditions around the dam. 3) Assist with development of a wetland and riparian forest restoration project and ecosystem response models for aquatic and floodplain conservation targets.. Qualifications: 1) Completed or currently pursuing degree in natural sciences, natural resource management or related subject. 2) Familiarity with aquatic sampling and identification techniques desired. 3) Good written and oral communication skills. Experience dealing with a variety of people. 4) Leadership skills and organization skills. Capable of organizing multiple tasks and people. 5) Ability to work as part of a team or to work alone without supervision. 6) A willingness to travel and provide own transportation. Flexibility in working schedule, including willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends. Contact: Please direct inquiries and applications consisting of a cover letter and resume to: George E. Schuler, Neversink River Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 617, Cuddebackville, NY 12729. Phone: 845-858-2883, Fax: 845-858-2883, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by April 6, 2003. Posted: 3/6/03.
The Nature Conservancy, Camp Shelby MS: Biological Field Technician. Assist with fieldwork and perform data entry related to cogongrass research and other studies. Assist with monitoring of invasive species. Use GPS equipment to map invasive plant species on Camp Shelby and Camp McCain. Apply herbicides and other land management techniques to control invasive species. Assist with threatened and endangered species surveys. Assist with prescribed burns. Fieldwork includes mandatory coordination with Range Control in an environment of poisonous plants and snakes, ticks, unexploded ordnance and restricted access areas. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge/Skills: · Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, weed science, natural resources management or related field preferred. Prefer someone with coursework or experience with vegetation sampling techniques. · Knowledge of or experience with pesticide/herbicide application and safety. Possess or able to obtain relevant pesticide applicator’s licenses. · Possess or able to become prescribed fire red card certified. Willing to assist with prescribed fires. · Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather. Ability to work well independently and with others despite high temperatures, biting insects and poison ivy. · PC familiarity, including Microsoft Word and Excel. · Ability to use or learn the use of GPS equipment and ArcView Database. · Ability to use or learn use of ATV’s, heavy equipment as required. Loading and off-loading trailers for equipment use and storage. · Experience or ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment, including power and construction tools. · Willingness to conform to military codes of dress and conduct. · Valid driver’s license. To apply, contact: Lisa Yager, Botanist, The Nature Conservancy, Camp Shelby Field Office, CSTS-ENV, Building 6678, Camp Shelby, MS 39407. Phone: (601) 558-2931, Fax: (601) 558-2636. Posted: 9/3/02.
The Nature Conservancy of Alaska seeks an experienced aquatic ecologist to identify and implement priorities for the conservation of freshwater biodiversity in Alaska. As a key member of the Alaska program, s/he is responsible for developing and applying a classification of freshwater systems in Alaska and identifying the distribution of key aquatic species and habitats for conservation. In addition, s/he is responsible for designing and conducting bio-hydrological studies in the field to support conservation strategies. This is a unique opportunity to advance the conservation of freshwater biodiversity. Requires: Strong technical skills and exceptional interpersonal skills, as the success of the work will depend on developing relationships with a variety of partners. Master’s degree in a natural science, at least three years of experience with freshwater ecosystems, and a commitment to conservation. Frequent travel. Full time position, with competitive salary and benefits. For a full job description, visit our web site at www.nature.org/careers. For information about TNC’s Freshwater Initiative, visit www.freshwaters.org. If interested, send resume and cover letter to TNC, 421 West First Ave., Ste. 200, Anchorage, AK 99501. Posted: 7/1/02.
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department: temporary full-time position available to monitor federally threatened and state endangered Piping Plovers on New Hampshire beaches. This position will offer some part-time work beginning in April and full-time work from early May to approximately July, depending on plover fledging dates. Additional projects and funds may be available to extend work until September. The position involves monitoring bird activity at nesting sites on the beach, interacting with beachgoers, coordinating volunteer monitors, and writing required reports. This position requires good observation and communication skills. Applicants should be comfortable approaching beach visitors to alert them to the presence of piping plovers and provide them information about the birds. Ability to identify New Hampshire's coastal bird species is a plus. This position will start April 18, 2003 at the estimated rate of $11.70/hr. To apply, submit resume and three phone references by March 21, 2003 to: John Kanter, Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program Coordinator NH Fish and Game Dept., 2 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301 Or by email to email@example.com. Interviews for qualified candidates will be held April 1, 2003. Posted: 3/18/03.
New Jersey Audubon Society: Field Technicians (3) needed 15 April through 30 June for ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey's Delaware Bay coast. Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important staging area for shorebirds during spring migration. Duties will include extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, and data entry. Mist-netting and bird banding experience, or experience with point counts and resighting color-banded birds is necessary. Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. S., and experience using MS Excel or Access preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and be willing to work long hours, six days/week, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible. Salary $1200/month. Must have own vehicle; housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send or email cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 31 March to Dr. David Mizrahi, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, Fax: 609-861-1651, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/6/03.
New Mexico State University: Specialist, Biological Science, Grade 34, $30,000.00, Temporary 4 - 12 month position, no benefits. NMSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM. Position is contingent upon continued funding. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility of employment in the United States. Qualifications: Master's Degree in related field plus 2 years experience. Experience with soil sampling, soil aggregate stability measurements and sample management preferred. Experience with standard vegetation monitoring protocols required. Knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora required; demonstrated botanical expertise (including grasses) in other ecosystem and willingness to learn local flora may be substituted. Good oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to select and apply parametric and non-parametric statistics required. Valid Drivers License and good driving record required. Duties: Position will include supervising technicians in the field and in the lab, project organization and management, data organization and analysis and report preparation. Position will involve up to 50% of the time in the field sampling vegetation and soils. Position will also involve 50% of the time indoors processing soil samples and analyzing soil and vegetation data. Research and monitoring projects are in support of the development and implementation of ecologically-based management systems for arid and semi-arid lands. Study sites are located in Southern New Mexico and surrounding states. Some or all of the field work will be preformed on military installations. Position will include extensive travel throughout the region and long hours in the field. Field conditions will range from hot (over 100 degrees) to cold (less than 30 degrees) and windy. Approximate start date is August 1, 2003. Submit cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to: Laura M. Myers, Jornada Experimental Range, Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003. Telephone: 505-646-8033, email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/26/03.
New Mexico State University: Research Assistant, Grade 15, $23,481.00 annually. Jornada Experimental Range, NMSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Las Cruces, NM. Position will involve up to 50% of the time in the field sampling vegetation and soils and running rainfall simulation on small plots. Position will also involve up to 50% of the time indoors processing soil samples and entering soil and vegetation data. Position is with the Jornada Experimental Range for research and monitoring projects in support of the development and implementation of ecologically-based management systems for arid and semi-arid lands. Study sites are located in southern New Mexico and surrounding states. Position will include extensive travel throughout the region and long hours in the field. Field conditions will range from hot (over 100 degrees) to cold (less than 30 degrees) and windy. Position with also include laboratory work, data entry and error-checking, and data manipulation. Position is contingent upon continued funding. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility of employment in the United States. Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. in environmental sciences or equivalent degree. Knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora required; demonstrated botanical expertise (including grasses) in other ecosystem and willingness to learn local flora may be substituted. Prefer previous monitoring and/or field research experience. GIS and/or soil or microbiology and/or chemistry lab experience are desirable. Experience with Excel and/or SigmaPlot are highly desirable, but not required. Valid U.S. Drivers License and good driving record are required. Benefits: Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long- term disability insurance, state and educational retirement, worker's compensation, sick leave, annual leave and unemployment compensation. Submit letter of application, resume, transcripts and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Laura M. Myers, Jornada Experimental Range, Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003. Telephone: 505-646-8033, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/16/03.
New Mexico State University: Research Assistant, Grade-15. Effective: January 6, 2002. Salary: $23,481 plus benefits. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position required. Driver's license. Prefer: Extensive field experience in plant identification, knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna, practical experience with electrical and mechanical maintenance of climatological and hydrological instruments, field experience with small mammals and reptiles. Skill in the use of hand and power tools. Responsibilities: Work is based out of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Individual will participate in an on-going, multi-disciplinary, and multi-study Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program on desertification in the Chihuahuan Desert. Research includes plant and animal ecology, hydrology, climatology, and aeolian studies. Duration is for two or more years. Specific responsibilities include extensive plant identification and measurements; soil measurements; extensive collection of hydrology data and frequent maintenance of hydrological equipment; maintenance of field instruments, equipment, and infrastructure; routine handling and identification of small mammals and reptiles (usually only lizards) several times yearly. The position will entail manual labor such as routine carrying of heavy instruments in the field for extended periods, shrub removal, trenching, and soil coring. The individual will work with a wide variety of taxa and will be required to learn all flora and selected fauna found in the research area. General responsibilities include collecting and recording moderately complex data in both laboratory and field environments in accordance with established protocols, limited data entry, maintaining statistical records and organizational data for each study, aiding principle investigators with experiments and experimental design by setting up or assisting in setup of experimental apparatus and assisting in design and/or modification of test equipment, may compile reports or other data for review, may do a literature review and report results in writing or verbally. The selected individual will be able to work in the field under high heat and sun exposure as this is primarily a field position, work both independently in the laboratory and the field and as part of a team, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and principle investigators, follow detailed oral and/or written instructions exactly, make sound judgments relative to analytical processes, recognize the extreme accuracy essential to research, assemble and record accurate data, communicate well both verbally and in writing, and have some supervisory skills. Extreme attention to small details and the ability to get along well with co-workers, supervisors, and principle investigators are musts. Additional hours may be required both during the week and on weekends. Deadline: August 12, 2002. Submit letter of application, resume, 3 letters of reference and supportive materials. Electronic submissions must be in MS WORD or Rich Test Format (RTF). Reply To: John P. Anderson, Jornada LTER Site Manager, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3JER, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001. voice: 505-646-5818, fax: 505-646-5889, email: email@example.com. Posted: 7/11/02.
New York State Museum: Biodiversity Specialist. For the job ad visit: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/bri/position.html or contact Ron Gill at: NYS Biodiversity Research Institute, New York State Museum, CEC 3140, Albany, NY 12230. phone: 518-486-4845, fax: 518-486-2034, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: August 2, 2002. Posted: 7/10/02.
Northern Arizona University: The Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU is seeking one person to fill a full time Research Technician position. The person selected for this job will have a strong background in biology, environmental science, natural resources, forestry, or related field. Duties of the job will include collection of ecological field data, laboratory processing and analysis of field samples, data entry, and participation in various other activities within the ERI. The job starts in April or early May, 2003. Applicants can find more details and application instructions at the NAU Human Resources web site or contact email@example.com. Posted: 1/15/03.
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: In the near future, we anticipate several temporary positions to open up at for spring/summer field work in 2003. Approximately nine (9) field assistants and five (5) crew leaders are needed for grassland bird studies in the Midwest and the northern Great Plains (including ND, SD, MN, MT, and IA). Starting and ending dates vary with each study; typically the positions begin in late April to mid-May and end in mid-July to late August. Field work will involve surveying breeding bird populations (including songbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other birds) in grasslands and associated wetlands using established monitoring protocols. Persons with grassland and wetland bird experience and familiarity with Midwest and Great Plains flora are especially encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants should be able to identify birds that breed in the Great Plains by sight and sound, be familiar with survey and monitoring techniques, and possess good auditory and visual acuity. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, and possess good communication and organizational skills. The ability to work both independently and with others is essential. For some positions, GIS experience would be useful but is not essential. Crew leaders will supervise, organize, and coordinate the activities of field crews, including training technician(s) in the correct use of field forms and techniques, organizing field equipment, confirming quality and accuracy of data, and alerting project leaders to procedural, technical, and logistical problems. Salary, depending on qualifications, will be about $11.84 per hour for crew members and about $14.66 per hour for crew leaders, plus a cost of living increase (expected to be about 3.1%). If you would like to be notified of these openings, please send a copy of your resume as soon as possible to: Douglas H. Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 37th Street SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. e-mail: Douglas_H_Johnson@usgs.gov. In your resume, please note experience relevant to the job description, stating specifically where this experience was gained and the amount of time spent on these activities. Include the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references. Posted: 1/9/03.
Ohio University: Research Laboratory Manager, Department of Environmental and Plant Biology. Available: January 2003. Requirements of the position include: B.S. degree in biology or a related field or equivalent education and experience; management or supervisory experience, experience in cell and molecular biology or physiology and a knowledge of general laboratory equipment; knowledge of genetics, gene mapping, PCR and histology are desirable. The ability to work with and supervise others is essential. Computer skills and capability to troubleshoot software/hardware problems is a plus. This person will participate in genetic and molecular studies of genes involved in the signal transduction phase of the plant gravitropic response. Duties will include general laboratory management and independent research. Research activities will include, but are not limited to, gene isolation and characterization, vector construction, plant transformation, and molecular and physiological analysis of mutant and transgenic plants. A successful candidate should be able to work independently to implement and troubleshoot techniques and experiments. To Apply: Send a resume and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979 Ohio University Contract Posting No. 02 191 09 18. Posted: 9/19/02.
Oregon State University: H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest: Several field crew positions (June 23 through September 12, 2003) are available to assist in studies of upland and riparian forests in the mountains of western Oregon and Washington. The research sites range from recently disturbed areas to old-growth forests. Two crews will be hired. One will be hired through Oregon State University, and one through the US Forest Service. Both crews will be based at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon. Lodging is provided at H.J. Andrews, and the salary range is $8.50-12.00/hour or more, depending on experience. The application deadline is April 1, 2003. Send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and 2 references to: Howard Bruner, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR. 97331. For more information contact either: Howard Bruner (541 737-8520)
Oregon State University: Seasonal Faculty Research Assistant, 10-12 positions for field crews to do research studying juvenile steelhead or fall chinook physiology and estuarine behavior. Minimum of BA/BS in fisheries biology or related field, valid driver's license, job requires lifting or pulling heavy equipment (nets, tanks, boats, etc.), preference may be given for experience in salmon physiology, boating, telemetry, surgical tag implantation, avian predation on smolts. The study areas are on the lower Columbia River and the Snake River. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by 5pm PST February 7, 2003. A complete position announcement is at http://osu.orst.edu/admin/hr/jobs/, or you can call 541/737-1936 for a printed copy. A completed application consists of: 1) a resume (including names and phone numbers of three references; 2) a COPY of your university transcripts; and 3) cover letter. Submit to Jan Cyrus, ATTN: Seasonal Hiring, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University, 104 Nash, Corvallis, OR 97331-3803. Posted: 1/21/03.
Oregon State University: Seasonal Faculty Research Assistant, fixed-term, 1.0 FTE.; Maximum of 21 positions for field crews to do research for spotted owls. Crew leader: M.S. or PhD. Degree in wildlife, forestry, or closely related field; Crew members: Minimum of BS, with preference given to wildlife, forestry, or closely related field, eligibility for Wildlife Society Certification and familiarity/experience working with owls preferred. Preferred qualifications for both positions include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. The study areas are located in various locations in Oregon and Washington, depending on the location housing may be available. The work is physically strenuous, employee will navigate over steep, rugged mountainous terrain in some cases using state vehicles, working varying time schedules throughout the season. A complete position announcement can be seen at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/jobs/, or you can call 541/737-1936 for a printed copy. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 23, 2003. A completed application must consist of: 1) a letter of application: indicating project preference and ranking the order of interest for applicants interested in being considered for more than one study area (letter should also address your qualifications as they relate to the specific duties described); 2) a professional resume; 3) a COPY of your university transcripts; and 4) a list of three references, with telephone numbers, who are familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Submit to Jan Cyrus, Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 104 Nash, Corvallis, OR 97331-3803. Posted: 1/3/03.
Oregon State University: Seasonal Faculty Research Assistant, fixed-term, 1.0 FTE, starting date 2/24/03. Overall duties include: conducting surveys and research on red tree vole nests; tree climbing to confirm activity in nests located from ground surveys; capturing, handling, and radio-collaring; night and day radio-telemetry; maintaining accurate field notes, caring for field equipment (especially climbing gear) and OSU vehicles; entering and summarizing data; determining vegetation characteristics, floristics, and physiography; collecting and analyzing fecal material from the nest. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Application letter addressing your qualifications and aspirations related to job, resume, list of 3 references including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, and a copy of college transcripts to Jan Cyrus, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-3803. For full consideration, application materials should be received by 1/23/03. For a complete announcement see http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/jobs/.
Oregon State University: Ecological Parasitologist, Faculty Research Assistant, 12-month, full-time, fixed-term appointment through the OSU Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies. As a member of team of ecologists studying juvenile salmon and their habitat in the Pacific Northwest, this research position studies the parasite communities of juvenile Chinook and Coho salmon to address habitat use and trophic interactions. The position is located at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR. Reappointment is at the discretion of the CIMRS Director. Salary: $27,000-31,104 depending upon experience; Start Date: February 3, 2003. Duties: Identify, enumerate, and preserve parasites from juvenile salmon; assist in collection and dissection of juvenile salmonids from study sites in and outside Oregon; maintain detailed records of research methods and results; produce tables and graphs of data as necessary; perform both elementary and advanced statistical analysis; participate in oral presentations and written publications. Qualifications: Required - B.S. with experience (MS. Preferred) in a biological science (Zoology, Biology, Fisheries, Ecology) - Experience in parasite identification, specifically helminths, to species level - Strong quantitative/computer skills - Training in data analysis/statistics. Preference may be given to applicants with experience in the following areas: Experience with sample collection in freshwater and estuarine environments; Experience in identifying parasites from fish hosts; Skill with Microsoft Access; Experience in aquatic ecology, ornithology, limnology, invertebrate zoology; Experience in preparing and presenting research results in oral and written form; Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. To be fully considered send resume with names, addresses and telephone number of three academic or employment references by January 17, 2003 to: Jessica Waddell, Cooperative Instit. Marine Resources Studies, 2030 S. Marine Science Drive Newport, OR 97365. Posted: 12/23/02.
Organization for Tropical Studies: We are currently seeking an Undergraduate Recruitment Officer to work closely with the Director of the Undergraduate Programs and other OTS staff in the management and administration of a new undergraduate semester abroad program in South Africa. The successful applicant would provide leadership in student recruitment, selection, and the marketing of the Duke University/OTS Undergraduate Study Abroad Programs. Qualifications: --Master's degree required. --Minimum of four years professional experience in the field of international education preferred. --Previous experience in a study abroad office required. --Experience studying, living and/or working abroad preferred. --Excellent verbal and written communication skills. --Experience in student and academic advising. --Computer proficiency required. National and international travel required. Anticipated Start Date: January 15, 2003. Application deadline: October 15, 2002. To apply: send résumé or CV with cover letter and names, addresses and emails of three references to Academic Director, Organization for Tropical Studies, Box 90630, Durham, NC 27708-0630. More info: http://www.ots.duke.edu. Posted: 9/26/02.
Pacific Watershed Institute: We are seeking an Aquatic Scientist, with a focus on salmon ecology. PWI, incorporated in 1991 by a group of watershed scientists, is a 501(c)(3) organization working on research, development, and implementation of watershed assessment, restoration and education programs. The Pacific Watershed Institute provides scientific expertise and guidance to agencies, Tribal Nations, and other non-profits. The position is located in the Winthrop WA office. Position Description: The focus is on stream and riparian processes with emphasis on relationships primarily with salmon ecology and habitat, stream channel and floodplain morphology. Current projects are related to conducting watershed assessments to develop restoration strategies, aquatic restoration design, implementation, and monitoring. The position requires project management and administration. The aquatic scientist will also assist in technical and administrative duties for other programs outside the Methow and for PWI in general. Qualifications: Education, M.S. preferred, and experience (3-4 years minimum) in aquatic ecology, or aquatic habitat biology with an emphasis on salmon ecology. Knowledge and experience in evaluating salmon and other fisheries habitat conditions and requirements and designing appropriate aquatic restoration measures; Project management and team leader experience; Experience with watershed science issues in the Pacific Northwest is not required, but is desirable. Salary $37-39,000 plus benefits. For the full job ad, contact: Sandra Strieby, Executive Director, sandras@PWI.ORG, Fax: 509-996-3962. Posted: 11/19/02.
PCR Services Corporation: PCR, a southern California environmental consulting firm that provides planning, scientific, engineering, and strategic services, is seeking a Senior Wetlands Ecologist/Regulatory Specialist for our southern California office in Irvine. This position requires a Bachelor's degree (Master's a plus), five + years experience in research design, implementation, analysis and presentation; experience in wetlands regulation (including permitting); wetland delineation; design of mitigation and restoration projects; and experience working with federal/state agencies on complex projects. Professional writing ability, leadership, and strong computer skills are also required. PCR offers a full range of benefits including health and 401K retirement planning. Please send resume to: Steve Nelson, PCR Services Corporation, One Venture, Suite 150, Irvine, California 92618. www.pcrnet.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/27/03.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: We are recruiting for the position of Forest Entomologist, which will serve as the expert resource person for the statewide forest health program headquartered in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Salary Range: $42,621 to $64,763. This position plans, supervises, and coordinates the statewide implementation and evaluation of integrated forest pest management projects; conducts applied research and coordinates with other Commonwealth and Federal agencies, university researchers, and the forest pest industry; provides training in the proper operation and maintenance of a variety of instruments, equipment and safety gear; and supervises and coordinates the handling, rearing, and evaluation of forest pest host organisms. Requires two years of professional experience in forest entomology, and graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in forestry, supplemented by graduate work in forest entomology to the level of Master's Degree from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Foresters; Or any equivalent combination of experience and training. This is a civil service position, a job announcement and required application material must be obtained by contacting Jason Rothermel, DCNR Personnel, at 717-783-5788 or 1-800-654-5984 (TT#) through the PA AT&T Relay Service; or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Completed Civil Service application and supplement must be postmarked by August 19, 2002. Resumes alone will not be accepted. Posted: 7/23/02.
Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust: Seasonal, full-time technician, May-December 2003. Responsibilities - Assist the Trust's scientific staff with research to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of meadow and wetland restorations along the Platte River in central Nebraska. Conduct field and laboratory research, including monitoring amphibian movements using pitfall trap arrays; sampling fish by electroshocking and seining; collecting and sorting benthic macroinvertebrates; and monitoring water level fluctuations. The technician may also assist with other research and habitat management activities, including mist netting and banding of birds, bird surveys, fish habitat surveys, groundwater monitoring, prescribed burning, and native seed collecting. Qualifications - College graduate or senior level undergraduate in biology, zoology, ecology, or a natural resource discipline. Through education and/or experience, knowledge of amphibians, fish, aquatic invertebrates, hydrology, ecology, and/or natural resources is desirable. Basic computer skills also are desirable. Successful applicants will be capable of working in both field and lab, hardy about coping with varied weather conditions, and responsible about collecting accurate data and completing tasks without direct supervision. Salary $1600 per month; housing provided. Review of applications begins on May 9, 2003. Applications accepted via email, mail, or fax. Send a cover letter and current resume, including references, to: Beth Goldowitz, Aquatic Ecologist, Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc., 6611 W Whooping Crane Dr, Wood River NE 68883. tel 308-384-4633, fax 308-384-7209, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.whoopingcrane.org. Posted: 4/30/03.
Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Two seasonal positions for biological technicians to serve as crew members on a fire-effects monitoring program covering 6 National Park Units in California. See vacancy announcement at: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?OPMControl=IK1662 for information and instructions for applying. Deadline: February 10, 2003. Posted: 12/17/02.
Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Field Biologist Interns. For details, see http://www.prbo.org/Intern.html. Posted: 12/17/02.
Princeton University: Lab Manager in Ecosystem Biology. The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology seeks applicants for a research position in the areas of biogeochemistry and ecosystem analysis. Responsibilities include managing a state of the art lab that supports a research group with projects in different parts of the world (currently eastern US, southern Chile, Argentina, Hawaii, Brazil and Panama). Duties include coordinating use of the facility by postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students; overseeing analyses of water, plant and soil samples; supporting field work in different geographic locations worldwide and maintaining electronic databases. The applicant should enjoy supporting a larger lab group with intellectually diverse interests, have basic knowledge of sampling and analyzes of water, plant, soil and have good interpersonal skills. BA or BS required but MS or higher degree desirable. To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae and names of two or three references to Dr. Lars Hedin, 222 Guyot Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544; or email to email@example.com. Posted: 8/27/02.
Purdue University: We seek a full-time seasonal field technician to work on a study aimed at identifying nest predators of the federally endangered Interior Least Tern. The colony is located at a privately owned power plant in southwestern Indiana near the town of Princeton. The duration of the project during the first year will be May 1 through approximately August 15. The job will involve operation of remote video and still camera systems, nest searches, direct observation of the colony, data entry, and miscellaneous fieldwork. Compensation will be $10/hr, and housing will be provided in Princeton. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife, or a related field, and experience with ecological field research. Exceptional undergraduates will be considered. Applicants should possess a valid driver's license and be in good physical condition. Interested individuals should send a resume or CV along with a brief statement of career goals via e-mail to Travis DeVault at Purdue University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/16/03.Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory: Seasonal outreach assistant for the Prairie Partners program, the goal of which is to build a coalition of landowners who are actively involved in the conservation of lands important to prairie birds. The outreach assistant will be responsible for assisting the Prairie Partners outreach coordinator with Mountain Plover conservation activities, workshops, and other outreach activities. The assistant will help with the development of an outreach video on Mountain Plovers for landowners and resource managers. They will also help setup, coordinate, and implement workshops across eastern Colorado. Workshops will focus on bringing landowners, state, federal, and private entities together to discuss habitat conservation and partnerships. Workshops will also be conducted on nature tourism as well as conservation and economic opportunities for landowners. Two workshops will focus on putting the urban public in touch with where their food comes from and the importance of farmers and ranchers for food, fiber, habitat, and wildlife conservation. People with strong written and oral communication skills are encouraged to apply. Also, people familiar with farming and ranching practices and rural lifestyles are also encouraged. Applicants should have a natural resources and or agricultural background and at least a B.S. or B.A. The position will begin March 1st and run through August, pending funding. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, c/o Tammy VerCauteren, 1510 South College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524. To learn more about Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, please visit our website www.rmbo.org. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tammy via email email@example.com or phone (970) 482-1707. Posted: 1/24/03. Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory: We seek two seasonal biologists to assist in the monitoring and assessment of select wetland conservation projects in Colorado. Two seasonal positions are available, an 8-month term and a 3-month term. The biologists will work closely with project leadership to compile baseline biological information on wetland conservation projects in the state, conduct initial evaluations of projects, and initiate a large-scale, long-term monitoring and assessment program for wetland conservation in Colorado. Responsibilities will include compilation of wetland project background information, substantial interaction with wetland project managers, agency biologists and private landowners, inspection of project improvements, the qualitative and quantitative assessments of vegetation communities on project sites, estimation of bird use and breeding success on project sites, and wetland functional assessments of project sites. Data management, including data recording, entry, verification and analysis is also expected. Additional duties include the occasional oversight of project technicians and volunteers, equipment maintenance, and project outreach. Previous research experience identifying birds and vegetation in the field required. All applicants should have a valid U.S. driver’s license and be able to operate 4WD vehicles. Familiarity with identification of waterfowl, waterbirds and the wetland flora of Colorado is preferred. Applicants with research experience in managed or artificial wetland sites are preferred. All applicants should have experience with data collection, data entry, and possess good organizational and communication skills. This work requires attention to detail under sometimes harsh environmental conditions, including inclement weather and biting insects. Applicants should expect working irregular shifts on long workdays for up to 10 days at a time. Applicants will be expected to work as part of a team as well as individually. Travel to and camping in remote project sites throughout Colorado required. One position lasts approximately eight months beginning in March, the other for three months beginning in May. Salary ranges from $1500.00/mo. to $2200/mo. based on experience, supplemented by a per-diem when in the field. Send resume, cover letter, and three references with phone numbers to: Matthew A. Reddy, WMEP Project Leader, 317 West Prospect, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526. 970.472.4319, http://www.rmbo.org/. Posted: 1/14/03.
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory: Mountain Plover Project Crew Leader. The Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) is a species of conservation concern and is currently being considered for listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We will be working with private landowners and managers throughout eastern Colorado to assist with conservation efforts of this grassland species. In an effort to reduce nest disturbance and/or destruction, technicians will locate and mark nests on private lands throughout eastern Colorado to help landowners avoid nests during routine spring agricultural activities. A random set of marked sites will be re-surveyed to determine the success of the project. A Crew Leader will be hired to coordinate technicians, provide field training and support, and write an end of project report. The position is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Crew Leader and technicians may also assist with other prairie bird projects as needed and as time allows, such as assisting with development of an outreach video concerning Mountain Plover conservation. The Crew Leader will be needed from April 14 through the end of July. The Crew Leader will receive $2,000 per month; mileage for field work will be reimbursed. Applicants with an agricultural or wildlife background, especially experience in wildlife surveying techniques and/or nest monitoring, are encouraged to apply. Experience in project coordination, report writing, map reading, orienteering, and using GPS units are highly desirable. Please send cover letter and resume along with 3 references to: Tammy VerCauteren, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, 1510 South College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524. To learn more about RMBO, visit www.rmbo.org. Please call Tammy or Emily with questions regarding the project at 970-482-1707. Position open until filled – qualified candidates will be called for interviews immediately. Posted: 3/27/03.
St. Johns River Water Management District: We have an opening in the Palatka office for an Environmental Scientist II position. To learn more about the District, see http://sjrwmd.com/. This is a professional level position on one of the District's largest restoration projects for a person with water quality, aquatic ecology and data analysis skills and experience. Duties include: assisting project managers with mathematical, statistical and spatial data analyses, field observation and data collection, creation of tables, charts and other figures for exploratory data analysis and publication. The applicant will become trained in the use of District databases and data management procedures in addition to various pieces of equipment. Qualifications include: a bachelor's degree in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, zoology, ecology, or a field directly related to natural resource management and two years professional experience in the environmental field. A master's degree in a related field can be substituted for one year of experience described above. A doctorate in a related field can substitute for both years of experience described above. Professional experience in natural resource management can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. Training and experience in scientific data analysis, including statistics and GIS (ARCINFO, ArcMap and/or ArcView) is required. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced knowledge and experience in GIS and MS Access, Excel and web page creation. Snail mail applications can be sent to: Office of Human Resources, St. Johns River Water Management District, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Email applications: firstname.lastname@example.org. If people have questions about the position they can email Erich Marzolf (email@example.com) or call 386-329-4831. Posted: 10/21/02.
St. Johns River Water Management District: We have an opening in the Palatka office for an Environmental Scientist IV position, Lake Apopka Restoration Project. This is a professional level position located in Palatka, FL working with a large and diverse wetland and water resource restoration and protection project. Duties include design and coordination of scientific investigations for biological monitoring; preparation of data summaries and interpretation of data; planning, design, implementation and management of partnership projects for habitat and wildlife in a wetland system. Knowledge of aquatic/wetland ecology, water quality, and field biology required. Qualifications include: a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, environmental science or related field and six years professional experience in the environmental field. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, limnology, botany, environmental science or related field can substitute for one year of the experience described above. A doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, limnology, botany, environmental science or related field can substitute for two years of the experience described above. Professional experience in environmental protection or research can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. Position # 43010371. Apply by 07/12/02. Send resume to: Human Resources, St. Johns River Water Management District, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178- 1429. firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://sjrwmd.com/. Posted: 7/2/02.
Sand County Foundation: three field botanist/plant ecologist positions for the summer of 2003. Work includes collecting quantitative data on herbaceous and woody plants as part of a long-term study to assess forest health responses to managed changes in deer impact. The job will also include some data entry and analysis, GPS, collection of plant specimens and identification of plants using technical keys in the field and in the lab. Fieldwork will take place in the Allegheny Nation Forest and adjacent public and private forest lands in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Crew leader (1): Responsible for managing a three person field crew, collecting and managing vegetation data, planning daily schedules, frequently reporting to project leaders, funders, landowners and other key partners on progress, keeping preserved plant collections of voucher and unknown specimens. This position is scheduled to start May 12th and finish late Aug 2003. Pay is $15-20/ hour and $20 per diem for food expenses. Housing for the summer and transportation reimbursement to and from Pennsylvania will also be provided. Crew members (2): Responsible for the collection of field data including, herbaceous and woody plant species abundances and deer browse estimates. Also includes using Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS) to navigate to plot locations. These positions are scheduled to start May 19th and finish late Aug 2003. Pay is $10-15/ hour and $20 per diem for food expenses. Housing for the summer and transportation reimbursement to and from Pennsylvania will also be provided. Qualifications: A course in vascular plant taxonomy and ability to key plants to the species level is required. Courses in agrostology, orienteering (or experience in compass work, pacing and map reading), plant ecology and statistics would be beneficial. Past field/research experience and experience using statistical and spreadsheet computer programs would also be helpful. Drivers license required. Applicants should be physically capable of working in challenging environments. Crew leader should have familiarity with plants of the Northeastern U.S. Contact: Send resume (including references) or questions to: Chad Kirschbaum at email@example.com. Please specify which position(s) you are applying for. Posted: 3/27/03.
Seattle Urban Nature Project: Field Ecologist. Full time position responsible for researching, developing, and implementing the plan to resurvey plant communities and habitats on Seattle’s public lands. Position will review and refine survey methodology and timeline, gather field materials, supervise field assistants (paid interns), and carry out the survey. This position will be in the field much of the time, year-round. For the full job ad, see contact information below. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits. To Apply, send resume, cover letter, and list of applicable field experience by July 18th to: Helen Ross Pitts, Executive Director, Seattle Urban Nature Project, 5218 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Seattle Urban Nature Project, go to www.seattleurbannature.org. Posted: 6/23/03.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: We are seeking one laboratory/field assistant for research on aquatic biota in coastal streams and subestuaries of Chesapeake Bay. The position is part of a large, multi-institutional project on integrated assessment of ecological and socioeconomic indicators of the Atlantic Slope. Primary responsibilities of the assistant include laboratory processing of stream and estuarine macroinvertebrate samples and field sampling of water quality, wetland vegetation, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish assemblages in estuarine habitats. Field sampling may involve overnight travel. We are particularly seeking applicants with interest in aquatic ecology and experience identifying stream and/or estuarine benthic macroinvertebrates and fishes. This is a full-time, temporary position lasting up to 6 months and starting approximately mid-May or early June. Salary will be in the range of $1500-$2000/mo, depending on education and experience. Please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to Ryan King, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, PO Box 28, 647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028, or by e-mail (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Posted: 2/28/03.
Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center: A botanist position is currently open from May 5 - September 5, 2003. We are conducting a large white-tailed deer damage assessment project in the Potomac River Basin for the National Park Service. Some sites are also located within Shenandoah National Park and on CRC land in Front Royal, VA. Duties: Monitor species diversity and forest regeneration inside and outside deer exclosures. Collection and entry of data. Qualifications: Ability to identify woody seedlings and herbaceous plants in the Appalachian region. Must be able to work independently and as part of a field crew. Minimum B.S. degree preferred. Benefits: $1,200/month and housing provided. Possibility of extended work after ending date. Starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible. How to apply: Send via e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to: Brian Piccolo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: April 25, 2003. Posted: 4/8/03.
Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center: Someone with knowledge of woody and herbaceous plants of Appalachian forest needed to quantify impact of white-tailed deer on plant species diversity within multiple study plots in the Blue Ridge and Potomac Basin Region. Must be able to work as part of a survey team, have a valid drivers license, and have practical experience with botanical surveys. Salary range is $1000-1200/month plus housing. Applicants should send cover letter, CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and copies of transcript (if available), to William McShea at email@example.com. Starting date in May and will continue for 4-5 months, possibility of continued work. Application materials are due February 28. Posted: 2/7/03.
Sonoma State University: Research Technician in Plant Ecology/Landscape Pathology. A full-time research position is available to investigate the spread of an emerging and virulent pathogen (Phytophthora ramorum) that causes a lethal canker disease of several oak (Quercus) species and tanoak (Lithocarpus). This disease, known as Sudden Oak Death (SOD), has reached epidemic levels in the Coast Ranges of California and southwestern Oregon. Funded for 4 years by the National Science Foundation, this multidisciplinary project will integrate spatial data on plant community structure and environmental variation with investigations of mechanisms underlying spread of Phytophthora to model changes in the distribution of the plant disease across the landscape. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to: 1) Establish field plots, identify plot locations using GPS, and collect data that will be used by the research team to characterize spatial patterns of Phytophthora, genetic background of host species, plant community structure, and abiotic conditions. 2) Use microclimate instrumentation to record and monitor weather conditions in plots. 3) Compile, organize, and manage field data in a GIS database that allows efficient access and analysis. Statistically analyze data. 4) Organize project meetings and intra-lab communication. 5) Collaborate with the California Oak Mortality Task Force to provide project updates and receive new information. 6) Manage the research grant (submit expense claims and employment forms, manage budget, order supplies, and project expense scenarios to guide project development and expenditures). Position requirements: 1) Bachelors or master degree in biology or appropriate field and experience in plant ecology research. 2) Ability to plan, implement, and complete tasks on time and within budgetary limits. 3) Proficiency in working with databases, statistically analyzing data, and GIS software. 4) Experience interpreting USGS topographic maps, aerial photographs, and using GPS. 6) Capacity to solve problems, strong oral communication skills, and attention to details. 7) Willingness and ability to endure long days of strenuous fieldwork and hiking. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in both plant and disease ecology, field research experience in California woodlands and forests, and working knowledge of the north Coast Range flora. Applicants with additional skills in GIS database development, spatial analysis, and remote sensing are highly desired. Salary: $32,208/year, renewable for up to four years with favorable performance review. Benefits include health, dental, and vision care. Send resume, cover letter, and references to: Dr. Ross Meentemeyer (PI), Department of Geography, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (firstname.lastname@example.org). To receive priority consideration applications should be received by September 15, 2002, but will be reviewed until the position is filled and final funding received. Posted: 8/26/02.
Southeast Missouri State University: Biology Instructor. Continuing position beginning August 2003. Relevant Master's degree required. Preference given to applicants with university or college teaching experience in general biology and introductory environmental science. Teaching responsibilities will include general biology courses for non-majors, an introductory non-majors course in environmental science, and may include other non-majors courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain 15 contact hours each semester, and provide suitable office hours. Some service activities, such as advising, will be expected. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three reference letters, and statement of teaching philosophy by November 15, 2002, to Dr. C. T. Train, Dept. of Biology, MS 6200, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau MO 63701. Posted: 9/24/02.
South Florida Water Management District: Senior Scientific Associate This is a time-limited, leased worker position, subject to a contract with SCI, a professional employee leasing company. This position is due to expire 12/31/04. The Everglades Division seeks a research technician to join the Marsh Ecology Research Group. Our team is conducting periphyton research supporting the hydrologic restoration of the Florida Everglades, one of the most ambitious restoration projects in the world. This Sr. Scientific Associate will conduct research designed to characterize the habitat structure and function of periphyton communities along hydrologic gradients prior to restoring historical flows. The primary responsibilities for this position include sampling different habitats within the Everglades for periphyton composition along with concomitant measurements of the chemical, physical, and biological environment. Further responsibilities include collecting data associated with ongoing monitoring programs and conducting field and laboratory experiments designed to assess periphyton responses to hydrologic modifications. An Associates degree in biology, ecology, or environmental science is required with 2-7 years experience. Bachelor's degree preferred. Helicopters and airboats are routinely used to access sites. Strong field skills, experience with the use and operation of analytical instruments (e.g., Hydrolabs), and strong written and oral skills are required. Interested candidates should submit a C.V. and names contact information for three (3) references. Include the Job Reference Number 202293 in your application. For inquires regarding this position, contact Dr. Scot Hagerthey, 4840 Everglades Division, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-4680, email: email@example.com. Apply for this position online at www.sfwmd.gov and include job reference 202293. South Florida Water Management District P.O. Box 24680 West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/4/02.
South Florida Water Management District: Senior Scientific Associate. This staff position is to support assessment of the effects of hydrological restoration on the wetland and estuarine ecosystems of Everglades National Park as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. The candidate will work as a member of a team that is evaluating restoration alternatives and recommending improvements in current water management for freshwater sloughs, mangrove ecotone, and Florida Bay. Primary responsibility will be to analyze the nutrient content of water, sediments, and plants. Secondary responsibility will be to assist with field sampling, experimentation, and data organization and analysis. Knowledge and experience in the laboratory analysis of field samples is required and experience with nutrient analytical techniques is desired. Experience in aquatic or wetland sampling techniques and the measurements of plant and/or microbial processes in the field is also desired. The candidate should be willing to work in harsh field conditions and participate in overnight field trips. The candidate should be proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, and graphic software. Minimum requirements include an Associate's degree in a natural science related field (BS in estuarine or wetland ecology or related field preferred) and two (2) to seven (7) years related experience. This is a leased position subject to a contract with SCI, a licensed employee leasing company. Position is due to expire 12/31/04. Please apply referencing Job # 202223 via http://www.sfwmd.gov/ or apply to South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680. E-mail email@example.com. Posted: 9/20/02.
Starflower Foundation: Restoration-Education Project Coordinator, Seattle, Washington. Primary responsibilities: Establishing Pacific NW native plant landscapes in accordance with Starflower Foundation's mission, goals, and objectives. Assisting with developing and implementing restoration-education activities and programs easily adopted and used by community groups, schools, and volunteers. For the full job ad, see: http://www.starflower.org. Open until: October 9, 2002. Posted: 9/19/02.
State University of New York At the College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Research Support Specialist, part-time, 20-40 hours per week. Department: Forestry and Natural Resources Management Faculty. Salary Range: $20,000+ (at full-time), depending on qualifications. Duration: 3 years, possible extension. The candidate will provide laboratory, administrative and field support for several ongoing forest ecology projects in the lab of Dr. Ruth Yanai by preparing soil and vegetation samples, analyzing samples (ICP-OES, autoanalyzer), managing the lab, purchasing and tracking accounts, entering data and performing general lab tasks as required. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience by providing assistance with the preparation of manuscripts and proposals. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize tasks, work independently, and solicit feedback. Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree; experience in a research laboratory or field setting; computer and statistical skills. Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2003 and will continue until position is filled. Application Procedure: Send letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to: Search for Research Support Specialist - Forestry and Natural Resources Management Faculty Office of Human Resources 217 Bray Hall SUNY-ESF, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210-2778. Electronic submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/30/03.
Tall Timbers Research Station: The Land Conservation Specialist is a two-year grant-funded position to assist Red Hills Conservation Program (RHCP) staff to implement a comprehensive program with a mission to conserve the ecological, scenic, and historic resources of the Red Hills Region. This 300,000-acre region straddles the Florida-Georgia border and is characterized by large undeveloped hunting plantations. Some 85 threatened endangered animal and plant species find refuge in one of the largest longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystems on private lands. The program focuses on providing services to the Red Hills community via conservation easements, regional biological and cultural inventories, educational outreach programs, advocacy and planning. The main responsibilities of this position include conducting biological field inventories, writing baseline documentation reports, and working with foresters and land managers in developing conservation management plans for easement properties. Essential Functions: 1. Helps secure voluntary easements, purchase easements and revolving fund transactions. 2. Conducts biological surveys and writes baseline documentation reports and conservation management plans. 3. Prepares GIS maps of protected properties and enters survey information into Database System. 4. Identifies areas in which an interim protection strategy is needed for the preservation of lands of critical regional importance. Advises Tall Timbers on matters pertaining to conservation biology, including policies and procedures related to the work of the Red Hills Conservation Program. 5. Establishes and maintains Tall Timbers’ presence in key resource areas. 6. Completes assorted administrative tasks required for a well-regulated organization. 7. Other relevant duties as assigned by RHCP Director. Qualifications: • Master’s Degree preferred in conservation biology, forest ecology, or land conservation planning. • Normally requires 3-5 years of project/land trust related experience or equivalent. • Demonstrated excellent field biology experience. • Ability to work independently and decisively; works on complex projects with little supervision. • Ability to work on projects that may include complex financing arrangements. • Computer proficiency including demonstrated ability in GIS/GPS systems. • Ability to train/mentor other project staff. • Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to work with private landowners on working forest lands. • Ability to combine sound business sense and judgment with commitment to land conservation. To Apply: Submit resume and a list of four references with contact information to: Kevin McGorty, Director, Red Hills Conservation Program, Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Dr., Tallahassee, Florida, 32312. (850) 893-4153 ext. 228, FAX 850-893-7954, www.ttrs.org No deadline. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Posted: 12/6/02.
Tall Timbers Research Station: We are seeking a field ecologist to conduct research on prescribed fire and vegetation dynamics in southern pine ecosystems. The Fire Ecology Specialist will work closely with the Fire Ecologist in implementing collaborative and independent research associated with the Tall Timbers fire ecology research program. Research will focus on the Red Hills Region of southern Georgia and northern Florida. Qualifications: (1) Masters degree in ecology or related field prefered, Bachelors with applicable experience considered, (2) experience with prescribed fire, fire behavior, and/or fire-dependent ecosystems, (3) ability to conduct research independently as well as in association with other research staff, (4) knowledge of field sampling techniques and basic statistics, (5) plant identification skills desirable, (6) ability to compose articles for submission to scientific journals, (7) computer literacy and willingness to learn new GIS, database, and statistical software, (8) experience with or interest in wildlife biology desirable. Description: The technician is responsible for assisting the Fire Ecologist in implementing fire ecology and plant ecology research. Duties will involve working directly with the Fire Ecologist as well as conducting and supervising projects independently, including supervising interns. Areas of research will include (1) the effects of present and historic land management practices on fire behavior and plant community characteristics, (2) the spatial distribution of natural communities and species in relation to physical landscape characteristics, and (3) natural community restoration. Specific duties will be diverse and may include vegetation sampling, prescribed burning, fire behavior measurement and analysis, soil analysis, surveying, herbarium work, training and supervising interns, use of GPS technology and GIS software, data analysis, and writing scientific articles. To Apply: Submit by mail or e-mail CV, transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references to: Kevin Robertson, Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. email@example.com. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2003 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Posted: 12/6/02.
USDA Forest Service: Field technicians are being hired to collect stand structure data at the Teakettle Experimental Forest. Teakettle is a 1300 ha old-growth mixed-conifer forest 80 km east of Fresno, CA at 2200 m elevation in the Southern Sierra Nevada. Duties will include, but are not limited to, mapping forest structure using a surveyor’s total station, basic tree measurements and assisting visiting and resident scientists with other projects as needed. These projects may include: measuring soil CO2 flux, basic soils work (coring, soil moisture, etc), seedling inventories, GPS, constructing specialized equipment as needed, tree ring work, installing study plots at Teakettle and other sites. Desired skills include: plant identification, use of a total station, basic knowledge of tree measurements, and experience as a member of a field crew. The facilities at Teakettle are rustic due to the remote location of the station. The cabin has solar power, a bathroom, kitchen and common space; sleeping quarters are in tents. The nearest town for supplies is Shaver Lake, CA (approx 1 hr drive). A maximum of 8 positions will be filled at the GS-5 level. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a Bachelors degree in biological or natural resource science or equivalent research experience to be considered as a GS-5. Employment will be from mid-May to October or possibly mid-November, depending on weather. Applicants may apply online through the USAjobs website. Go to (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/), at the center of the page in the box titled 'Search Jobs' enter 'fsjobs-2003-plant-t010', the next screen will display the job announcement. Open the job announcement and click on the link titled "You must click on this link to apply" this will take you to the Avue Digital Services website. Follow the online application instructions. For the areas of consideration click on both Pacific Southwest research station locations in Davis CA and also click on 'all other CA locations'. Please include contact information for 3 references with your application. The position will be open to 4/12/03. For additional information on how to apply or details about the job contact Jim Innes (firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-759-1711) or Christie Eckman (email@example.com, 530-759-1700). Posted: 3/24/03.
USDA Forest Service: Summer jobs - botany field assistants. Duration: Approximately 3 months (June-August); one positions may be of longer duration. Two positions available: (1) Interdisciplinary Botanist/Ecologist, Announcement T516-054-03, $17.02/hr, close date: 4/9/03. (2) Biological Technician (Plants), Announcement T516-057-03D, close date 4/11/03. The job announcements and application instructions are listed at: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. In addition, it is helpful to send your resume to (does not take the place of a formal application): Cathy Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), Amphibian Monitoring Team Leader, Pacific Southwest Research Station. We are hiring seasonal technicians and botanists to implement the meadow portion of a long-term amphibian monitoring program focusing on the Mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) and the Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus). This program is part of the broader Sierra Nevada Framework Monitoring Program with components that monitor ecosystem conditions and populations and habitats of rare and sensitive species throughout the Sierra Nevada. These positions will survey meadows to assess ecological condition. These jobs will predominantly consist of fieldwork in the Sierra Nevada at elevations of 5,000-12,000 feet. Primary duties include locating and traveling to selected sample sites and surveying vegetation in meadows. Many of the sites will be remote, requiring backpacking trips of up to 8-days duration. We are looking for applicants with experience in riparian, meadow, or grassland taxonomy and sampling techniques and who are in good physical condition and willing to endure high altitude, temperature extremes, rough terrain, and the occasional mosquito (ok, maybe thousands). Experience in plant identification, particularly graminoids, is required. Ability to get along with crew members for prolonged periods in backcountry is a must. Posted: 3/24/03.
USDA Forest Service: 5 crew leaders and 26 field technicians - Forest Carnivore Surveys throughout National Forests of the Sierra Nevada, May - September 2003 (flexible). Pay: $10.91-$15.12/hr. The USDA Forest Service will continue implementing a long-term monitoring program for various species in the Sierra Nevada, including fisher (Martes pennanti) and marten (M. americana). Monitoring for both species will occur throughout National Forests in the Sierra Nevada. A total of 5 survey crews will be stationed throughout the Sierra Nevada. Each crew will consist of 1 biological technician crew leader who will supervise a group of 4-6 biological technicians. Surveys will occur from ~2000' to 12000' depending on location, and will occur largely in forested habitats (mixed conifer, montane hardwood, true fir, subalpine) though some sites will be in shrub dominated habitats. Surveys will occur in designated wilderness areas as appropriate. Survey locations will be based on a systematic grid, and will often require hiking in difficult terrain and remote areas. The survey protocol involves establishing an array of 6 track-plate stations encompassing an areas of ~1 km2 around the primary survey location. Most of the arrays will also include 1 remote camera station. Each array is checked every 2 days over a 10 days period, and habitat data are collected at each site. Camping and backpacking will be required and may involve up to 7 consecutive days. Camping alone may be required and extensive camping will be required for some employees. Experience conducting track plate surveys and knowledge of various habitat sampling methods as well as Sierra Nevada flora is recommended, though may not be necessary. Applicants must be confident navigating through difficult terrain using map and compass. Applicants should anticipate strenuous field conditions: long and physically demanding days; hot temperatures; steep terrain; and occasional poison oak and mosquitoes. Interested individuals should contact: Rick Truex, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 2480 Carson Rd., Placerville, CA 95667. email@example.com, (530) 409-1282. Email inquiries are preferred. Please include in the subject line "2003 forest carnivore survey positions" in your email inquiry. Posted: 3/7/03.
USDA Forest Service: Field assistants needed for mammal surveys from late May or early June through mid-September 2003 as part of a collaborative project by the USDA Forest Service, the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of California, Davis to study of the effects of habitat fragmentation and human disturbance on the distribution and diversity of wildlife species in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Primary responsibilities include establishment and monitoring of track plate stations, scent stations, remote cameras, and implementation of pellet-group counts. Vegetation characteristics will also be measured. Experience with the identification of mammal species from tracks and photographs, pellet group counts, and vegetation sampling is desirable. Assistants will be responsible for computer data entry and must possess strong attention to detail. Qualified applicants must be enthusiastic, in good physical condition, and comfortable navigating off-trail with a map and compass. Applicants must be able to work independently, for long hours, in unpredictable weather, and in the company of mosquitoes. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. Salary is approximately $10-15 per hour depending on experience. Low-cost housing may be available. Interested individuals should send a resume / CV with three references by email to: Lori Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application deadline is March 30, 2003. Posted: 3/5/03.
USDA Forest Service: The Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, CO) is seeking to fill a Professional series position in plant ecophysiology to assist with a research program addressing the interaction of high elevation conifer species, post-fire recovery and a non-native pathogen. The position is for 13 months, extendable for up to 4 years pending funding. Duties include: Provides research assistance for field, laboratory, and modeling studies of plant growth and ecosystem processes. Assists in building and/or configuring instrumentation. Collects, statistically analyzes, organizes, maintains, and synthesizes data for studies of plant response to physical and/or biotic disturbances and their interactions. Applies knowledge of forest ecology, plant ecophysiology (gas exchange processes), and botany to field research. Collects field and greenhouse data for analysis. Assembles data and runs models simulating ecological and physiological processes that affect forest ecosystems and plant distributions. Conducts statistical and spatial analysis of data to test hypotheses and develop and test empirical relationships using software (SPSS, SAS) on desktop computers. Interprets results of data collection and statistical analysis, prepares method and data presentations for inclusion in research manuscripts. Serves as crew leader for one or more temporary technicians. The salary range is $31,546 - $38,588 per year (GS 7/9) with benefits and the option to obtain health insurance. Only US citizens will be considered for this position. Please refer to http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?OPMControl=IL2103 for the details on how to apply (USAjobs web site; announcement RM-D030-03). Close date: March 12, 2003. Posted: 2/26/03.
USDA Forest Service: We are seeking seasonal researchers to assist in a study of forest vegetation dynamics in the Plumas National Forest in the northern Sierra Nevada range of California. Workers must be capable of working independently to 1) measure tree dimensions and canopy cover 2) identify northern Sierra trees, shrubs, and herbs to species, and 3) collect vegetation and soil samples. It will be necessary to operate complex equipment such as laser rangefinder, digital camera, global positioning system, personal digital assistant, and four-wheel drive vehicle. Work will involve substantial hiking over rough terrain in remote locations. Five workers will be hired at the GS-5 level; they must have a Bachelors degree in biological or natural resource science or equivalent research experience. One worker will be hired at the GS-7 level and must have Master’s degree or equivalent. The field season will extend from late May to the end of September 2003. Contact Christie Eckman (email@example.com; 530-759-1700) or Seth Bigelow (firstname.lastname@example.org; 530-759-1705) for information on how to apply. Posted: 2/26/03.
USDA Forest Service: Fire Weather Research, Water, Carbon and Energy Flux in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Northern Global Change Program. The work is located in New Lisbon, NJ, approximately 1 hour east of the FS Northeastern Research Station in Newtown Square, PA, and 25 west of the NJ Shore. - Refine the National Fire Danger Rating System for the New Jersey Pine Barrens using fire weather stations and eddy covariance tower approaches - Conduct prescribed burns over a range of conditions to monitor microclimate and moisture content conditions in order to characterize fuel/fire/atmosphere interactions - Develop an application and methodology to identify and correct problems in the fire danger rating system to other fuel models. Test the modified fuel model to similar regional pitch pine forest types (Long Island and Cape Cod) -Examine forest management practices and fire impacts on fire emissions and ecosystem carbon budget. Position Title/Series/Grade: Forestry Technician / Biological Science Technician / Soil Conservation Technician, GS-0462/0404/0458-5/6/7/8/9 Salary Range: $26,281-39,820, annual. Open Period ends: Feb. 13, 2003. Full job ad: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=IK2815 Contact: John L. Hom, 610.557.4097, 610.557.4095 fax, email@example.com. Posted: 1/31/03.
USDA Forest Service: The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will be filling two Permanent Seasonal Botanist positions, entailing full-time work for 36 weeks, with 16 weeks in non-pay status each year. One position will be based out of Sedro-Woolley, WA, and the 2nd position will be based out of North Bend or Skykomish, WA. This position requires expertise with the technical botanical keys to vascular plants, capability to identify common species of bryophytes and lichens and distinguish these from rare species, competency with strenuous off-trail travel using map and compass, proficiency with relational databases and geographic information systems, excellent communication skills, the ability to work well in teams, and the ability to consistently meet tight deadlines. Please submit outreach form by Feb 8, 2003. Form and additional info are available at www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/employment/. Posted: 1/7/03.
USDA Forest Service: Forestry and Wildlife Research Assistants needed for a pileated woodpecker foraging ecology study in eastern Oregon. Duration is 6 months with an approximate start date of 24 March 2003. Two positions will be filled: 1 Wildlife Technician and 1 Forestry Technician. Work involves conducting surveys for pileated woodpeckers, identifying and measuring trees, snags and logs with pileated woodpecker foraging excavations, identifying decay fungi and arthropod prey species. Applicants must be physically capable of operating snowmobiles on un-groomed trails, hiking long distances in rough terrain during cold winter and hot summer conditions, and be able to live and work cooperatively with co-workers. Previous field experience identifying birds by sight and sound (Wildlife Technician) and identifying species of trees, snags, and logs (Forestry Technician) is preferred. Duty station will be in the vicinity of Fort Klamath and Chiloquin, Oregon. Housing may be available and provided at government rates; positions may require field camping and some overnight travel. Salary will be at the GS-5 level (~$12/hr). The job announcements will be advertised on USA JOBS (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/), and we anticipate that the announcements will be posted in early January. For more specific information on when and how to apply, all interested persons should contact Cathy Raley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-753-7686), with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station in Olympia, WA as soon as possible. Posted: 1/7/03.
USDA Forest Service: Database development and GIS analyst (Cartographic technician: GS 1371-07) Location: The International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Term: 1 year temporary, potential continuation. Salary: Up to $31,402 per year, depending on experience. Potential start date: January 10, 2003. Duties: We are seeking a person with skills in GIS and database development to work on studies of plant and animal distributions, habitat-species modeling, and biodiversity and conservation patterns in Puerto Rico. The applicant will be responsible for a database development and management (using Microsoft Access) and the creation of models linking vertebrate species and habitats in Puerto Rico. Modeling output will be used to generate species range maps for review and further refinement of the database. The position will require skills in GIS and database development. Accepted applicant will work with a lead ecologist, field technicians, and additional personnel to incorporate both field and published data into the species-habitat database. Requirements: Desired qualifications include a MS degree or equivalent professional experience, experience with ArcInfo, ArcView, and Microsoft Access. Ability to solve problems, take initiative, and work with others is expected. For information contact Bill Gould, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, PO Box 25000, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00928-5000. Telephone:787-766-5335 ext. 209, fax:787-766-6302, email@example.com. Applications are not yet being accepted but look for the announcement to be posted late Nov./early Dec. at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. Posted: 11/21/02.
USDA Forest Service: The Timber/Fuels Planning Staff of the Canyon Lakes Ranger District (based in Fort Collins CO for the Arapaho and Roosevelt NF's and Pawnee Natl Grassland) intends to hire a permanent Botanist GS-430-9 (Approximately $37,428/year). The incumbent will be supervised by the Planning Team Wildlife Biologist. Major duties include: Project Planning. Coordinate and manage the Canyon Lakes Ranger District botany program, including threatened, endangered and sensitive (TES) plant species, management indicator species, native plants and noxious weeds. Plan and conduct intensive field surveys for threatened, endangered or sensitive plant species and provide technical advice for protection or enhancement of habitat. Coordinate field identification of noxious weed populations and treatment needs. Coordinate evaluation and identification of native species re-vegetation needs and opportunities. Participate on District interdisciplinary teams evaluate and analyze vegetation and other resource management proposals and other alternatives in large and sometimes controversial environmental analyses, and prepare biological evaluations for threatened, endangered or sensitive plants. As such, this position requires an understanding of the NEPA process, strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills and the ability to write clearly. Other duties may include: planning and budgeting, landscape analysis, wildlife surveys, and assist when needed with wildfire suppression activities and prescribed fires. The incumbent may supervise one or more temporary employees. Candidates who can clearly demonstrate communication, leadership and organizational skills will be preferred for selection. If interested in this position, please contact Richard Edwards: email firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 970-498-1368, Fax: 970-498-2726, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, 1311 South College, Ft Collins CO 80524. Secondard contact: Ellen Hodges 970-498-1369. Posted: 11/13/02.
USDA Forest Service: Plant Ecophysiology Research Professional. We anticipate filling a professional-series position at the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, Colorado. The position is within an interdisciplinary research project titled "Sustaining Alpine and Forest Ecosystems Under Atmospheric and Terrestrial Disturbances." The focus of this position will be to assist with plant physiological and ecological research studies of high elevation forest establishment and succession after fires in the Rocky Mountains. This position offers an opportunity for an energetic person with good organizational skills to work in a variety of ecosystems and in greenhouses with a diverse team of researchers. The responsibilities of this professional will include serving as field and lab crew leader, operating field-portable plant physiological and datalogging instrumentation in the field and greenhouse, applying ecological stand sampling techniques, conducting data analysis using computerized spreadsheet and statistical software, and contributing to the design and coordination of studies and interpretation of results. Experience with physiological instruments, spatial statistics, and/or fire ecology is desirable. We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic individual with good interpersonal skills and research experience (MS or work experience). The professional must be available to travel for extended periods of time to remote field sites and to hike, camp and work safely and productively in rough high-elevation terrain under harsh weather conditions. The salary will range from approximately $30,000-$37,000 per year (GS 7/9), depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The position is for one year, renewable for up to four years depending on performance and funding. The position will include a full benefit package. We expect the formal job announcement to be open in January 2003 and the successful candidate to begin work by March or April 2003. If you would enjoy working as part of the Rocky Mountain Research Station's Alpine and Forest Ecosystems project, we encourage you to express your interest in the position by getting on our mailing list for the formal job announcement by leaving your name, address and phone number with Angela Harris at email@example.com. THE FORMAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT YET AVAILABLE. For technical details of the position, please contact Dr. Anna W. Schoettle at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Research Unit and Rocky Mountain Research Station see http://lamar.colostate.edu/~rwu4451/ and http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/, respectively. Response to this outreach will determine the area of consideration and recruitment method, so if you are interested your response is important. Posted: 12/5/02.
USDA Forest Service: GS5/7 Botanist/Ecologist Position. The duty station is in Morgantown, WV, where research is being conducted on the effects of invasive plant species and disturbance on forested ecosystems. The successful applicant will serve as an advanced trainee in the fields of botany and plant ecology and provide technical support to a higher-grade scientist by applying practical knowledge and skills in the field and laboratory. For more information, contact: Cynthia D. Huebner (email@example.com). Posted: 11/11/02.
USDA Forest Service: Biological Science Technician position is available with the USDA Forest Service, Savannah River to investigate the growth of tree root systems in response to soil resource availability. Responsibilities include collecting digital video images using minirhizotron equipment, supervising image analysis, maintaining study plots and summarizing results. Candidates must have related experience or a B.S. degree in forestry, ecology, agronomy or similar environmental field. Desirable qualifications include skills in collecting field data, knowledge of forest biology, soils and tree root biology, the ability to maintain and operate computer-based instruments, capacity to analyze large data sets, and GIS/GPS experience. The position is a two-year term with a salary of $24,701. The announcement number is EAZ-213-D-2002. For official announcement consult http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?OPMControl=IH6248, or contact Mark Coleman at 803-725-0513, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/4/02.
USDA Forest Service: Research support position for an Ecologist with training and experience in GIS, spatial modeling and remote sensing. Landscape Ecology Research Work Unit (www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/4153), Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Starting salary - $37,428 (GS-9). Two-year term appointment, renewable (depending on funding). Full benefits. Major Duties: * Provide computer-based spatial analysis support to Unit scientists; * Design analytical approaches and spatial models using ecological, geographic and social data; * Provide technology transfer support for Unit scientists by developing and maintaining Web-based spatial data dissemination and user-query capabilities (possible duty); * Assist with digital image processing tasks (possible duty); * Assist scientists in producing peer-reviewed publication of research findings. Skills and Experience: * The desired candidate will have a M.S. in landscape, forest, or wildlife ecology; remote sensing; geography or other closely related field; * Experience with GIS (particularly ArcView and ArcInfo) is essential; * Experience in the processing of digital imagery (multispectral or radar) using ERDAS Imagine is desirable, but not required; * Experience with Website design software such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Macromedia, Java, or Visual Basic is desirable; * Knowledge of ArcIMS, Arc SDE, ArcGIS is desirable; * C++ and/or Fortran programming is also desirable, but not required; * Good written and verbal communication skills are essential; * An ability to work both independently and in a team setting is necessary; * United States citizenship (required). For application information or a copy of the recruitment notice, contact Zach Johnson at (651) 649-5025 (e-mail: email@example.com). To learn more about the job duties, contact Eric Gustafson at (715) 362-1152 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please respond by July 24, 2002 to be sure of receiving a copy of the recruitment notice. Posted: 7/12/02.
U.S. Geological Survey: Temporary Biological Science Technician position (GG-0404-06), plant surveys at Sequoia Kings Canyon Field Station in Three Rivers, CA. Announcement Number: WERC 39-03-02. Date Closed: 3/17/03. Call or email Anne Pfaff at (559)565-3172 or email@example.com for information about the job. Posted: 3/7/03.
U.S. Geological Survey: 2-3 positions, Haleakala Field Station of the Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center, USGS-Biological Resources Division, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, summer 2003. Technicians are needed to assist researchers at Haleakala National Park (Maui, Hawaii) with all aspects of the Argentine ant control project. The Argentine ant is an aggressive and destructive invasive species that has become established in two areas of the park and is a serious threat to native invertebrate populations. Entomological Field Specialist: Temporary, four-month, full-time position ($2500/mo, no benefits) Entomological Field Technicians: Temporary hire (no benefits). Salary: $2,000/month. For more information contact: Will Haines, phone: 808-572-4472 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening will begin on March 24, 2003. Posted: 3/7/03.
U.S. Geological Survey: Four to eight seasonal positions are available for part or all of the field season from May through September 2003 to assess bird abundance and vegetation types along Breeding Bird Surveys in the Columbia and Great Basin Ecosystems. The home base for this study is in Boise, ID, but the study site covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, and Arizona. We are looking for assistants who have attention to details, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and can work independently and as a team member. Assistants need to be able to work irregular hours and hot environmental conditions and be willing to camp when in the field. Duties for Avian Research Assistants include collecting avian abundance (point count and BBS surveys), vegetation data, and data management. Applicants must have experience to identify western bird species by sight and sound and some knowledge in plant identification. Duties for Plant Research Assistants include collecting vegetation data and data management. Background in plant identification and basic GIS knowledge preferred but not a must. Applications for these positions will be accepted Feb 10-13 through Idaho Job Services (http://www.labor.state.id.us/) under the following reference numbers: #1040789 for G-5 and #1040988 for G-7. If you have any additional questions about the Avian Research Assistant Position please contact Sean Finn, USGS-BRD, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, email@example.com, phone: 208-426-2697 and for questions about the Plant Research Assistant Position contact Steve Hanser, USGS-BRD, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 208-426-2892. Posted: 2/7/03.
U.S. Geological Survey: Six seasonal positions are available for part or all of the field season from May through September 2003 to assess vegetation types for satellite imagery verification in the Columbia and Great Basin Ecosystem. The home base for this study is in Boise, ID, but the study site covers Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Duties include collecting vegetation data and data management. We are looking for assistants with attention to details, ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently and as a team. Assistants need to be able to work irregular hours under hot environmental conditions and be willing to camp when in the field. Background in plant identification and basic GIS knowledge preferred but not a must. Salary depends on qualifications but will either be at the GS 5 ($12.20/hr.) or GS 7 level ($15.12/hr.). Submit an electronic copy, as an attached file, of a cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three persons who can serve as references to email address listed below. If you have any questions please contact Matthias Leu, USGS-BRD, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 970 Lusk St., Boise, ID 83706, email@example.com, phone: 208-426-2598. Posted: 12/26/02.
U.S. Geological Survey: Yosemite Field Station is seeking applicants for a temporary position to survey special status vascular plant taxa in Yosemite National Park. This is the experienced field botanist's or ecologist's dream of planning field work based on taxa prioritized for surveying, surveying in a variety of vegetation types and terrains and detailing results in maps and reports. Yosemite supports nearly 23% of the flora of California along its broad elevation gradient ranging from 1,800 to over 13,000 feet. Special status plant taxa occurring in the park include federal species of concern, state listed taxa, those listed by the California Native Plant Society and others for reasons of limited distribution. Habitats for these taxa range from foothill woodland to montane forest and subalpine environments. The position will be responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and implementing the project, including devising and applying survey techniques, selecting study sites, documenting results and evaluating project goals and methods on an ongoing basis. Survey areas will range from 1,800 to over 9,000 ft. elevation. Field work will be designed to investigate the distribution of target species and to document the environmental site factors potentially affecting those distributions. We are looking for excellent taxonomy skills, good physical fitness to support potentially extensive off-trail hiking, data management skills and, preferably, GIS skills for working with GIS models of potential habitat. We highly prefer experience in backcountry hiking (on and off trail), orienteering with map, compass and GPS, camping skills and wilderness survival techniques. Good computer skills are required, including word processing, database management, spreadsheet manipulation and, preferably, GIS. We are seeking good writing and communication skills as well. For the GS-9 level, two full years of graduate education leading to a Master's or higher degree in a directly related field or a combination of graduate level course work and experience is required. The individual will work with USGS and National Park Service colleagues during the survey phase and work fairly independently during the reporting phase. An official announcement will be coming out soon. Please send inquiries to: Peggy Moore, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Yosemite Field Station, P. O. Box 700, El Portal, CA 95318. email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: 209-379-1309, Fax: 209-379-1116. Posted: 1/30/03.
U.S. Geological Survey: The Western Ecological Research Center, Yosemite Field Station is seeking a Biological Science Technician to work in the areas of fire ecology, with particular focus on Sierra Nevada coniferous species, and plant community ecology. Existing field data will be used to derive fuel loading, fire behavior, fuel model and vegetation relationships for Sierra Nevada conifers. An additional data set will be used to describe variation in structure and composition of mountain meadows. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in the biological sciences. Analytical and statistical experience preferred as well as good communication skills. Database and spreadsheet skills essential. Position is temporary, less than a year, and will begin as soon as possible. Salary: $30,597 (GS-7). US citizenship required. Contact Peggy Moore, Ecologist, email@example.com (Voice: 209-379-1309). Posted: 7/18/02.
University of Arizona: Two seasonal positions are available for part or all of the field season from early April through July 2003 to study the endemic senita cactus and senita moth mutualism in the Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona. Duties: Assist with field and laboratory studies, data collection, and data management of the specialized and co-evolved interactions between senita cacti and senita moths. Research topics include pollination behavior of moth, pollination biology of cactus, life history of moth, demography of moth and cactus, and among others, population dynamics. Qualifications: Attention to details, ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently and as a team, computer skills, and experience with MS Excel are desirable. Ability to work irregular hours under sometimes harsh hot environmental conditions. Background in ecology, plant biology, and/or entomology is preferable, but not required. Food, lodging, and a modest stipend (~$1,200) will be provided. Application: Submit cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, telephone, email of three persons who can serve as references to the below address. Electronic applications are accepted if submitted as one pdf containing all the above documentation. Review of applications begins 15 February and will continue until positions are filled. Contact: Dr. J. Nathaniel Holland, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1041 E. Lowell St, Room 308, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721; firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/12/02.
University of Arizona: The Sonoran Desert Network National Parks Inventory and Monitoring Program is seeking an experienced botanist to conduct surveys for vascular plants in five National Park units in Southeast Arizona and Southwest New Mexico. Field work will include line-intercept transects, Whittaker plots, and general "botanizing". This person will camp in the field when accommodations are not available, will travel frequently, and must be willing to work as an assistant to a senior botanist. Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in biological science and two years of experience or six years of related experience, familiarity with plants of the region (low to high elevations), ability to key unknown plants, and herbarium experience. Applicants must also be in excellent physical condition, have strong communication skills, and be detail oriented. The position is full-time temporary, pays $12/hr, and is open until filled. To apply please send a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references by electronic mail: Brian Powell, email@example.com. Posted: 7/8/02.
University of Arkansas: I am seeking motivated individuals to assist with stream ecology research in the Boston Mountain region of Arkansas and the Ozark Plateau region of northwestern Arkansas. My students and I are currently examining, 1) factors affecting fish migration and recruitment in headwater streams, 2) relationships between land use and fish assemblage structure, 3) effect of episodic drying on stream communities, and 4) impacts of introduced crayfish on native crayfish species. A more complete description of research activities can be found at http://biology.uark.edu/coop/dmagoulick.htm. The opportunity exists for special research projects and degree credits. Technicians are needed from February through August 2003, although start and finish dates are somewhat flexible. Salary is $1000/month and housing is provided. Duties will include aiding in field sampling of fish using various techniques (mainly electrofishing), marking fish with elastomer and radio telemetry tags, assessment of habitat variables including water quality parameters and current velocity, data recording, and computer input. Applicants should have a fisheries or biology/ecology background, good note taking skills, and a willingness to work long days while maintaining a positive attitude. To Apply: Send a cover letter, list of relevant courses and grades, and resume with names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call 479-575-5449 or e-mail. Posted: 1/21/03.
University of California, Berkeley: Wildlife Inventory Technicians, Fire And Fire Surrogate Study (4-5 openings). Employment period is from twelve to 16 consecutive weeks, between April 15, 2003, and September 1, 2003. Salary: $10 -$13 /hour, depending on experience. Closing Date: January 27, 2003, or until filled. Qualifications: Work experience or coursework including field exercises covering: Identification of Sierran birds, mammals, and reptiles by sight, sound and trace. Identification of common Sierra Nevada trees, woody shrubs, and plants. Experience in avian point counts and nest surveys are desirable and a plus. Vegetation measurement techniques, including use of tree measurement tools. Ability to work both independently and in a team setting. Ability to use a compass. For the full job ad, contact: Andrew Amacher at email@example.com or (510) 642-4934. Web: http://ffs.psw.fs.fed.us/. Posted: 12/10/02.
University of California, Berkeley: Staff Research Associate II: Remote Sensing of Sudden Oak Death in California. Responsibilities include high-resolution imagery analysis for vegetation classification; field work, and GIS mapping. Successful candidates must have a strong working experience with major GIS software packages (ESRI and ERDAS products) and web page development; competence in Microsoft NT/2000 server configuration and administration is a plus. Requires basic understanding of invasive species and forest ecology. Master's degree in geography, environmental science, GIS, remote sensing, computer science or any related discipline is required. Applicants should submit a resume to: Maggi Kelly, 151 Hilgard Hall #3110, Berkeley CA 94720-3110. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/19/02.
University of California, Berkeley: Laboratory Technician to work on Sudden Oak Death (SOD) pathogen at UC Botanical Garden The UC Botanical Garden maintains a collection of over 20,000 living accessions comprising over 13,000 plant taxa, which facilitates research nationally and internationally by providing material to hundreds of scientists working in many different fields. The Garden collection was recently infested with the agent of Sudden Oak Death, Phytopthora ramorum. The Garden is consequently implementing a research program focused on identifying host species at risk, determining pathogenicity and virulence on a variety of host species, and prescribing treatment protocols. Duties: To assist Postdoctoral Associate Daniel Huberli and Principal Investigators Matteo Garbelotto and Ellen Simms with plant pathological research and participate in implementing experiments in the field and in the laboratory. Specific tasks include isolation and culture of Phytopthora ramorum; care and maintenance of plants in the greenhouse; collection, entry, and management of data from field, greenhouse, and growth chamber experiments; assistance with the training of student help on standard laboratory and field techniques; isolation of DNA from plants and microbes; amplification of DNA by PCR; separation and visualization of DNA on agarose gels; and other projects as assigned. Required: Familiarity with basic molecular methods including DNA isolation, amplification, and agarose gel electrophoresis. Knowledge of sterile technique and basic microbial methods. In collaboration with the PIs, the incumbent must make informed decisions that require consideration of various factors, which presupposes a basic understanding of plant and microbial genetics. Desired: Experience with isolation, culture, and host inoculation of Phytopthora or other oomycetes. Supervisory experience, especially of students. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension. Job Listing Number: 06-867-30; Job Title:Staff Research Associate I (Laboratory Technician); Department:UC Botanical Garden; Salary:$14.97 - $17.85 per hour (depends on previous experience); Position open until filled; Starts: ASAP. For more information, please contact Ellen Simms (email@example.com) and see http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/jvl/listings.php (search for job listing number 06-867-30). Please send applications, with cover letter, resume or cv, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/31/02.
University of California, Davis: Avian Research Assistants needed in the Lake Tahoe basin (on the border of California and Nevada in the Sierra Nevada mountains) from early May through August to study the effects of habitat fragmentation and human disturbance on birds. Researchers from the USDA Forest Service, the University of Nevada, Reno and UC Davis are jointly conducting a study of biodiversity in urban forest patches and continuous undeveloped forest. We are currently recruiting several field assistants for the 2003 field season for point count surveys, spot mapping, and nest searching within study plots. Some vegetation measurement will also be conducted. Applicants interested in point counts and spot mapping should have bird survey experience in forested habitats, but some novice birders will also be hired primarily for nest searching. Applicants should be fit and willing to spend long days in the field, often accompanied by mosquitoes. Salary, approximately $10 - $15 per hour, is dependent on experience. Low-cost housing will be provided. Please send your resume with three references, along with your dates of availability and whether you will be a student this fall, by e-mail to both Matt Schlesinger (email@example.com) and David Arsenault (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline is March 30, 2003. Posted: 2/27/03.
University of California, Davis: technician to work on plant-insect interactions. Start flexible -- mid-late summer, early fall, ideally. Approximately $30,000 plus excellent benefits. This job is ideal for a break between undergraduate graduation and graduate school. Tasks include greenhouse work, field work, and some supervision of undergraduates. Some flexibility in terms of work hours/days and vacation time. Overnight stays at the beautiful Bodega Marine Lab field station required. Personal vehicle strongly preferred (there will be full reimbursement for travel expenses). Need a very conscientious and very independent person. Previous research experience is strongly preferred. Please send a copy of your resume/CV (with GPA), a paragraph with career goals, and the names of three references to: Sharon Y. Strauss (email@example.com). Position open until filled. For questions e-mail or call 530-752-8415. Posted: 6/26/03.
University of California, Davis: Wanted: technician to work on plant-insect interactions at UC Davis. Approximately $30,000 plus benefits. Need a very conscientious and very independent person. Tasks include greenhouse work, field work, supervision of undergraduate. Some flexibility in terms of work hours/days. Please send an e-mail to Sharon Strauss firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/22/02.
University of Florida: We seek a highly-motivated individual with demonstrated ability in field ecological research, data analysis, and scientific communication to join an international team working on the ecology of regrowth forests in the Brazilian Amazon. The position will be based at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, but will involve travel to research sites in Brazil. Principal responsibilities of the position include data organization, management, and analysis; assistance with a variety of field and laboratory activities in Brazil; assistance with the preparation of reports, presentations, proposals, and publications; project administration; and communication with project personnel in the US and Brazil. Qualifications: B.S. in Biology, Forestry or related field (M.S. preferred); experience in ecological fieldwork; strong quantitative skills; computer skills including database management; excellent oral and written communication; Portuguese fluency; valid driver's licence; extended travel required. Compensation: $25,825-$35,000 (depending upon qualifications) + benefits. Starting date: July 14, 2003 (some flexibility). Application deadline: May 8, 2003 (no flexibility). Full job ad. Submit a cover letter & resume referencing LP# 949000 to Marianne Smith, Human Resources, P.O. Box 115002, Gainesville, FL 32611; fax same to (352) 392-7094; or email MS Word documents to email@example.com. Further Information: Contact Dr. Daniel J. Zarin, Associate Professor of Tropical Forestry (Email only please: firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/29/03.
University of Florida: The Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation seeks 1-2 Research Assistants to help in a field study investigating the dynamics and connectivity of wetlands in central Florida. The main focus of the current research is on how landscape structure affects the distribution of the round-tailed muskrat (Neofiber alleni), which is a species of conservation concern that is endemic to Florida and southern Georgia. The study site is at Avon Park Air Force Range, a large military reserve in central Florida. Main responsibilities will involve livetrapping, marking, and investigating the movement behavior of muskrats. Additional duties may include livetrapping marsh rice rats, assisting with aerial surveys of wading birds, measuring marsh vegetation, and data entry. Minimum qualifications: Coursework toward a B.S. in wildlife, ecology, zoology, or related field. Ability to work in field conditions, hike around hot-humid wetlands, handle animals, share habitat with alligators and cottonmouth snakes, and record data accurately. Desired: B.S in wildlife, ecology, zoology or related field. Experience conducting ecological research in the field, preferably with small mammals. Experience with Excel and ArcView. Start date: 12 May 2003 (or until filled). End date: 31 July 2003 (possible extension into fall). Salary: $1200/mo. Housing and field vehicle provided. Interested applicants should send or email a cover letter, resume, and email addresses and phone numbers for two references. Review of applications will start on 21 April 2003. Dr. Robert L. Schooley, Avon Park Field Office, 475 Easy Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. email: email@example.com, phone: 863-452-4290. Posted: 4/10/03.
University of Florida: GIS Programmer. The Ft Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking applicants for technical programming positions on an ongoing applied ecological research project that looks at the entire Greater Everglades South Florida landscape and evaluates the effects of restoration alternatives on listed species, biological diversity and ecological integrity. The successful candidate will assist the coding of spatial wildlife habitat models and decision support systems in a ArcView/ ArcGIS environment, development of models of spatial patterns in the landscape and how these relate to sustainable wildlife communities, maintenance of natural processes, and habitat change, and landscape model integration with the WWW and other avenues of public and policy-maker outreach. Models will assist federal and state agencies in making recommendations and permit decision in south Florida. Preparation of documentation, metadata, and publications is expected. Applicant should be well versed in Visual Basic, ERSI ArcGIS and the ArcObjects development platform. Education and experience in ecology, conservation biology, or related field and experience with ecological risk assessment and stressor response models are a plus. Experience in working in an integrated multi-disciplinary team environment is desirable. Salary includes a full benefits package and will depend upon education and experience. Position will be filled immediately. The appointment is for one year with additional years possible depending upon continued funding and successful performance of duties. Please send letter of interest, and CV by mail or e-mail no later than February 1, 2003 to (electronic submission is preferred): Dr Leonard Pearlstine, University of Florida-IFAS, 3205 College Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33314-7799. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/7/03.
University of Florida: Field Technician needed As Soon As Possible through at least until August 1, 2003 for population monitoring of the endangered Florida Snail Kite. Qualified applicants must work well with others, have good observational and communication skills and be able to work long hours in hot, humid and isolated wet-muddy environments. Duties include monitoring nesting activities, locating and identifying marked individuals, banding juveniles, conduct radio-telemetry by boat and aircraft, data entry and correspondence with various law enforcement, park, and agency personnel. The primary responsibility will be to conduct surveys by airboat in a variety of different wetland sites from central to southern Florida, including all of the Water Conservation Areas. Housing is provided. Salary is $1600/mo (before tax). This field technician position can potentially be extended for several years, and may lead to an opportunity to enter a masters research program. Please send by email resume and the contact of 3 references to Julien Martin (email@example.com). Julien Martin, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Building 810/ P.O Box 110485, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0485. Tel: (352) 846-0638, Fax: (352) 846-0841, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/25/02, revised: 2/28/03.
[position filled] University of Florida: Ecosystem Ecology Lab Technician. There is an immediate opening for a technician to set up and manage a plant and soil nutrient chemistry lab. This technician will manage the processing of natural soil and plant materials for elemental and isotopic analysis. This technician will interact with and train students and workers in sample preparation techniques, maintain and operate laboratory analytical equipment, conduct data analysis, and create data reports. The position also includes field support for research from a variety of sites distributed locally in Florida and globally (Alaska, Siberia, Hawaii, central/south America). BA or BS required, but MS or equivalent experience desired. Expected Start Date: Jan 1, 2003 or earlier. Salary Range: 28-42K, DOE. For more information and application, please contact Dr. Michelle Mack (email@example.com, phone (352) 846-2510. Posted: 11/5/02.
University of Georgia: I anticipate hiring a research technician to assist me in my research in plant ecological genetics. The start date is somewhat flexible, but likely around August 15, 2003. My laboratory conducts research in evolutionary and ecological genetics of plants. See our lab web page (www.genetics.uga.edu/mauriciolab/mauriciohome.html) for more information. Salary is competitive and benefits are included. I would prefer to hire a recently graduated undergraduate who is interested in working in an academic setting for a year or two before starting graduate school (post-bac). There will be opportunities for some independent research. The technician should like working with plants! The job involves lab, greenhouse and field work. Since my field season runs through the winter, the technician needs to have a certain amount of cold hardiness. Interested persons should send (by e-mail) a letter outlining qualifications, research experience, interests, and future plans, a resume and the name, phone number and e-mail address of 2 references to: Rodney Mauricio (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/27/03.
University of Georgia: Research Technician II: Population Genetics and Gene Dispersal of Tropical Trees. We seek a motivated and independent person to fill a position as a research technician in the lab of Dr. Stephen Hubbell. The successful applicant will perform daily lab duties associated with an NSF funded project using microsatellite genetic markers to directly measure seed and pollen dispersal of tropical trees from Panama. The position is based at the University of Georgia in Athens. The position is for 1 year, but may be extended if funding exists. The ideal applicant for this position would be a recent graduate with experience in the below techniques and a desire to continue graduate work after gaining research experience in our lab. However, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities - Oversees and coordinates daily lab work flow and scheduling including supervision of undergraduate workers; - Assists students and instructs students on laboratory methods - Performs essential bench work related to genetic data collection for the project including: DNA extraction from plant tissues; PCR optimization and amplification of microsatellite loci; fluorescent gel genotype analysis; microsatellite library construction and development; data entry and statistical analysis; - Operates and maintains laboratory equipment. Desired Qualifications: - BS in biology, genetics, ecology, or related disciplines and an interest in population ecology, population genetics or tropical ecology; - Previous experience with DNA-related technologies preferably DNA extraction, PCR, molecular cloning, fluorescent gel analysis, and DNA sequencing. Experience with high throughput equipment a plus. - Ability to work independently and creatively to solve problems; - Ability to supervise technical personnel and student workers; - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and others; - Excellent written and oral communication skills. Applications will be accepted immediately and review will continue until a suitable applicant has been identified. Position is dependent upon approval. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should submit a preliminary application consisting of 1) a cover letter outlining interest in the position 2) a CV outlining education and research experience and, 3) Names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of 2 references. Electronic submissions preferred. Direct all inquiries to: Andy Jones, email@example.com, 706 583 0441. Posted: 12/11/02.
University of Georgia: The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (www.uga.edu/srel) is seeking to fill a Research Coordinator I position. This position will be in association with the Statistical Ecology Lab involving research in Applied Statistics in the fields of Ecology and Environmental Science. Primary duties for this position consist of assisting with consulting and collaborative research with scientists at the SREL, as well as assisting in independent research leading to joint publication in peer reviewed journals. Applicants with a strong knowledge of experimental design, and statistical modeling are highly desired. Applicant should have an interest in research areas including computational statistics, time series, decision theory, multivariate and high dimensional methods. Applicant should have experience in two or more of the following: S+, Matlab, Fortran, ArcView/ArcInfo, and SAS. An MS degree in Statistics, or an MS in Ecology with an emphasis in quantitative methods, is preferred. A BS degree in Statistics, with some additional experience is required. Salary is $28,153 - $32,376 per year depending on qualifications. Benefits include educational support and competitive retirement programs. Applicants who would like research experience before continuing with their PhD are encouraged to apply. Interviews for this position will begin in November. This position will remain open until filled. Please send C.V., 3 letters of recommendation, and transcripts (if in school or a recent graduate) to: Statistical Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia/SREL, P.O. Drawer E, Aiken, SC. 29802. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/23/02.
University of Georgia, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory: Immediate opening for a full-time Technician, with a minimum BA/BS degree requirement. Applicant should have technical training and skills in the geosciences or chemistry - computer modelling experience a real plus. Job responsibilities will vary, but include the ability to perform methodical laboratory procedures, to prepare and analyze sediments and solutions for contaminant transport studies, and setting up and running computer codes. Congenial, but hard working, research environment. Six-month initial term, with the possibility of extension to yearly contracts. Please send a cover letter and a resume with information for 3 references (including email addresses) by 09/20/02 to: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Attn: Jennifer Derrick, Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802. Or submit documents in a PC-compatible format by email to: email@example.com. Posted: 9/3/02.
University of Georgia: Research Coordinator - The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (www.uga.edu/srel) anticipates an opening for a Research Coordinator for ongoing programs in 1) ecology and biology of rare plants, including the federally endangered coneflower Echinacea laevigata, and 2) land use effects on aspects of forest dynamics (e.g., stand dynamics, biogeochemical cycling). Applicants must be US citizens, have a MS or equivalent degree in a relevant field, and be able to work as part of a research team. Preference will be given to applicants with field, greenhouse, and laboratory research experience, including data analysis and writing. This is a permanent, full-time position. To apply, send CV and contact information for 3 references by 15 July. To apply, or for more information, contact Beverly Collins, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, PO Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802. Phone: 803-725-8258. FAX: 803-725-3309. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/18/02.
University of Memphis: We seek a broadly trained Biology/Ecology Research Assistant to assist faculty and graduate students with research in ecology and organismal biology. The Assistant will perform a variety of duties to include maintenance of a fisheries project, mammal trapping, stream and river sampling, molecular genetic analysis using mitochondrial and microsatellite techniques, and general assistance in biology laboratory and field studies. The applicant should have field experience and a strong background in vertebrate field zoology and general plant and animal ecology. The position may also involve some teaching of a Nonmajors Introductory Biology course and advising of undergraduates. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, Masters preferred, in biology or related field. Training in various aspects of ecology and field biology; experience with molecular techniques using microsatellites and other genetic procedures is considered desirable but not required. Some teaching experience or working with undergraduates and familiarity with computers and various software packages are also desirable. Applications should be sent or emailed directly to: Dr. Jerry O. Wolff, Department of Biology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. For more information about the position: email@example.com or 901 678-2581. Deadline: June 15, 2003. Posted: 5/13/03.
University of Memphis: This 6-month research position is an internship through the Fish and Wildlife Service sponsored by the Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge on the Mississippi River delta (about two hours south of Memphis, TN). A collaborative agreement has been reached between Dahomey NWF, Strawberry Plains Audubon Sanctuary (just south of Memphis), and The University of Memphis to explore the efficacy of various methods for restoring canebrakes and canebrake-bird relationships. The six-month position offers lodging and $75.00/week, starting between March 1 and April 1. Applicants with either plant ecology and / or avian ecology backgrounds are most desired. There is potential that this research could become a MS project with U. Memphis. Please send inquiries or resumes to Dr. Scott Franklin, Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-6080; Ph (901) 678-5539; Fax (901) 678-5539; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/21/03.
University of Minnesota: Position number: CNR294. Research Specialist (9755), Research Fellow (9703), or Research Associate (9702). Location: Department of Forest Resources, St. Paul, MN. Date Available: Feb 15, 2003 or until suitable candidate is found. Salary: $28,000-36,000 per year plus health and dental benefits. Duties: Work on project to study carbon sequestration potential of old-growth forest in the Lake States. The successful candidate will be responsible for the collection and analysis of carbon dioxide and water vapor flux data (including photosynthesis, soil and plant respiration, xylem sap flow) and for the supervision of 1-2 assistants in the field. Willingness to travel to field site located approximately six hours from the Twin Cities for extended periods throughout the year is required. The position is currently funded for 1 year with the possibility of extension (contingent upon funding). For project information see: http://cheas.psu.edu/sylvania.html Qualifications: B.S. required for research specialist, M.S. required for research fellow and Ph.D. required for research associate. Experience: Prior research experience with measurements and instrumentation used in ecophysiology applications including gas-exchange measurements and plant water relations. Strong data analysis and statistics skills (SAS or JMP preferred). Valid drivers license required. Send letter of interest, resume and names and contact information of three references to: Eileen Carey, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108; Telephone: 612/624-7249; fax: 612/625-5212. Open until filled. Posted: 1/31/03.
University of Missouri: Field Technicians, research on Birds (2-4) and Mammals (2-3) in northeast Missouri. Birds: grassland bird research (3 months, late April - mid July, start and end dates flexible). Study will compare bird use, bird productivity, and mammalian nest predator use of buffered and un-buffered riparian habitats on private agricultural lands. Duties will include transect surveys using distance sampling methods (birds)(60-70%), track surveys (predators)(10-20%), vegetation sampling (10%), and nest searching and monitoring (10%). Preference will be given to applicants with previous field experience, bird identification skills (by sight and song), and/or track identification skills, but all applicants will be considered. Mammals: mammalian research (3 months, February 10 - May 2, start and end dates negotiable). Study will compare densities of rabbits (Feb. - March) and small mammals (March - May) in buffered and un-buffered riparian habitats on private agricultural lands. Duties will include set up and operation of trapping arrays (80%), vegetation sampling (10%), and data entry (10%). Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience trapping and identifying small mammals, and to those who can work the full 3 months, but all applicants will be considered. All positions: Applicants must be enthusiastic, hard working, and willing to work irregular hours beginning pre-dawn. Ability to work both independently and with others is essential. Salary is $1200 - 1400 per month depending on qualifications. Positions will be based out of Columbia, MO. Housing is not provided, but inexpensive rental opportunities exist. TO APPLY: please e-mail a cover letter addressing your qualifications and your resume to FarrandD@missouri.edu. For more information, e-mail the above address or call Todd Farrand at (573) 884-7474.
University of Missouri: May 1-September 1 (negotiable). Crew Leader (1) and Field Technicians (4-6) sought for grassland bird project in southwestern Missouri looking at habitat use, movement patterns, and survival of post-fledging Eastern Meadowlarks and Dickcissels. Study sites include Taberville Conservation Area in St. Clair county and Wah-Kon-Tah Conservation Area in Cedar and St. Clair counties and the surrounding private land. Housing and field vehicles are provided. Salary: $1400 to $1600/month depending on experience and qualifications. Crew Leader Position (1): Qualified candidates should have demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience, excellent interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work with different teams, a sense of humor, and a strong work ethic. Experience with radiotelemetry, nest searching for grassland birds, and Midwestern vegetation preferred, but not required. Candidates available May 1-September 1 preferred. Duties include: 1. Nest searching and monitoring (30%); 2. Radiotelemetry of fledglings (30%); 3. Vegetation and insect sampling (20%); 4. Coordination with Missouri Department of Conservation and The Nature Conservancy staff, private landowners, and fellow team members (20%). Field Technicians (4-6): Candidates should have excellent interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work with different teams, a sense of humor, and a strong work ethic. Experience with radiotelemetry, nest searching for grassland birds, and Midwestern vegetation preferred, but not required. Duties include: 1. Nest searching and monitoring (40%); 2. Radiotelemetry of fledglings (40%); 3. Vegetation and insect sampling (20%). To apply, please e-mail a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experience, a list of three professional references, and your resume to email@example.com by February 20. For questions, call Kim Suedkamp Wells at (573) 884-8535. Posted: 1/9/03, revised: 2/4/03.
University of Montana: Research Assistant wanted to assist with plant propagation, data management, and field and greenhouse experiments for several research projects related to population ecology and conservation biology. This is a one-year, half-time position. Salary $8-12/hr, depending on experience. Hours can be increased to full-time for an experienced individual able to work independently on data analysis (S-plus, SAS or Matlab programming) or genetic analysis (AFLP’s). Hours can be increased to 2/3-time for an experienced horticulturalist able to develop methods for native plant propagation. Start date flexible, but must be between February 15, 2003 and May 15, 2003. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in ecology or related field or equivalent experience. For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Crone, phone: (406) 243-5675, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX: (406)243-4845, http://www.forestry.umt.edu/personnel/faculty/ecrone/. To apply, send a resume and names of three references to: Elizabeth Crone, Wildlife Biology Program, School of Forestry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. Posted: 1/13/03.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: A Gunnison Sage-Grouse behavioral research project has been initiated in the San Miguel Basin, CO. The project's main goal is to estimate variance in male reproductive success through behavioral and genetic measures. Major job responsibilities include: trap and radio-tag Gunnison sage-grouse; record behavior at sage-grouse leks; tack grouse movements using radio telemetry and GPS equipment; work in highly variable and harsh climatic conditions; sample vegetation at nest, brood, and use sites; daily use of 4WD ATVs and pickups. Positions starting ~1 March 2003. Pay $11.07/hour. Contact Julie Stiver (email@example.com) or Tony Apa (firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-255-6196). Posted: 1/30/03.
University of North Dakota: Wetland biogeochemistry and remote sensing research project technician needed. Candidate should be interested in how science and technology may be applied to better understand natural and managed ecosystems. Ability to perform field work and laboratory analyses is required, as well as a Bachelor's degree in science or geography. For further information, please contact Dr. Rebecca Phillips, UMAC Earth System Science and Policy Program, Box 9007, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 58202, e-mail Rebecca@aero.und.edu, telephone (701) 777-6160. Posted: 11/11/02.
University of Notre Dame: A full-time research technician position starting as soon as April 21, 2003, to assist Director and Assistant Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) with ecological research both on campus and on the UNDERC property. Duties/responsibilities involve running field and lab experiments, both aquatic and terrestrial; managing and analyzing data; aiding the UNDERC Director and Assistant Director with coordinating undergraduate research projects; serving as one of the safety officers at UNDERC; aiding the Assistant Director in administering UNDERC facilities for research activities. Location of position includes spending 7-8 months in the lab at the South Bend campus, and 4-5 months at the UNDERC, Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Housing is provided on the UNDERC property. Basic qualifications include a BS or BA degree with relevant field and lab experience, such as knowledge/understanding of experimental ecology in lab and field; field experience in collecting data for aquatic and terrestrial systems; computer skills. Salary is $25,071 - $28,000, depending on experience. Benefits are included. Please apply to Dr. Gary Belovsky, email@example.com, (574) 631-7186, with a cover letter and resume. An application must be submitted through Human Resources. Choose Job Postings for the Public, then Technical Postings. The job number is 3006-062. Posted: 4/2/03.
University of Redlands: Two positions are currently available in The Redlands Institute. Desert Tortoise Environmental Management and Policy Research Analyst: http://www.redlands.edu/hr/A6227.htm and Desert Tortoise Science Research Analyst: http://www.redlands.edu/hr/A6228.htm. For more information, contact: Dina Guthrie, firstname.lastname@example.org, (909) 335-5268. Posted: 11/6/02.
University of South Florida St. Petersburg: Research Laboratory Manager for multiple environmental science faculty members. The manager will be responsible for operation and maintenance of instruments such as nutrient auto analyzer, GC-MS, radiochemical counters and other general laboratory equipment. Strong computer skills are required including experience with system administration. GIS and remote sensing skills are preferred. The manager will also be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment, support in grant writing and research, fieldwork, and supervision of research students. The manager must be able to work independently. MS or PhD in an Environmental science related field required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Package will include healthcare and retirement benefits. Application deadline: July 3, 2003. Send Application to: Dr. Don Smoak, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 7th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Please submit letter of application, vita, and names of three references. Posted: 6/9/03.
University of Washington: Summer field assistants to work with the Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab. Four positions are available to assist with data collection in two research projects in SW Oregon, Washington and Western Montana. The first project is a study of wildland fire severity in which the field crew will collect data on forest overstory structure and surface fuels. The second project will focus on tree rings as indicators of climatic influence on productivity and fire regime in lower elevation forests of the Pacific Northwest. The often remote location of field sites and the physical nature of the work include extended periods in the field (several days to weeks, depending on the project) and backpacking. Such work also demands irregular travel schedules. For more information on our research see: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.fme/research/ Qualifications: The ability and willingness to work long hours under potentially adverse field conditions (steep terrain and inclement weather), and to work and live cooperatively with others, are the most important skills for these positions. Applicants must be flexible and willing to negotiate travel/work schedules. In addition, we seek individuals who have some previous experience in field sampling and backpacking in remote locations. Desired qualifications include data management skills and First Aid / CPR certification. Salary: Approximately $10/hr -12$/hr depending on experience; travel expenses related to field work are covered; personal camping gear will be required. This is a temporary position with no benefits. Duration: Approximately June 15 - September 30, 2003 with possible extension into fall. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for at least two references, preferably by email, to email@example.com or mail to Jeremy Littell, Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab, University of Washington, Box 352100, Seattle, WA 98195-2100. For more information contact: Jeremy Littell: firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-543-9138. Posted: 3/18/03.
University of Washington: We seek to hire 7 field assistants for a study of forest understory responses to thinning and prescribed fire on the Wenatchee, Okanogan, and Colville National Forests in eastern Washington. Increasingly, managers are employing thinning and prescribed burning to reduce fuel loadings and restore the structural elements, species, and ecosystem properties that characterized dry forests prior to widespread management and fire suppression. This study will provide information about the potential consequences of these treatments for forest ecosystems. Field assistants will be responsible for sampling vegetation and assessing environmental conditions and disturbance. Sampling will begin in mid-May 2003 and continue through mid-September. The locations of the sites and the nature of the work will require extended periods in the field (up to 8 days). Bunkhouse or trailer accommodations may be available for portions of the summer, but camping will be necessary at most sites. Preference will be given to individuals that: - have excellent taxonomic skills and knowledge of inland Northwest plants; - have previous experience sampling vegetation; - are willing to camp; - can work for long hours under strenuous field conditions; - have experience using a compass and reading aerial photos and topographic maps; and - are capable of navigating and driving on un-maintained forest roads (vehicles will be provided). Salary will be based on prior experience. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2003. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: Cara R. Nelson, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-2100. Phone: 206-463-7855, Fax: 206-463-7856, Email: email@example.com. If you have any questions, please call or email before Jan 25 or after Feb 14. Posted: 1/21/03.
University of Wisconsin, Madison: One or two research associate positions are available to work on various wildlife disease studies. Projects include a range of avian and mammalian species and wildlife disease problems such as avian cholera, avian malaria, and chronic wasting disease. Topics of investigation include demographic impacts of disease, temporal and spatial patterns of disease agents, disease transmission dynamics, and estimation of demographic rates using mark-recapture data. The position will be supervised by the Principal Investigator, and will work in close consultation and collaboration with state and federal wildlife disease specialists, wildlife biologists, and university investigators. Qualifications: 1. Masters degree in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, epidemiology, or closely related field. 2. Strong background in population biology, demographic analysis, and quantitative methods. 3. Knowledge of wildlife disease ecology. 4. Experience and knowledge in computer applications and statistical analysis. 5. Demonstrated ability in oral and written communication. Salary range: $30,000 - $36,000 per year. Location: Principal work stations will be at the National Wildlife Health Center and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Application deadline: August 15, 2002. Contact: Send a current curriculum vitae documenting appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience, together with names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references who can substantiate training, work experience and related skills, to the Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael D. Samuel, USGS - National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711. Phone: (608) 270-2441, FAX: (608) 270-2415, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/10/02.
University of Wyoming: GIS Analyst, Broad-Scale Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystem Assessment Project (Academic Professional Assistant Research Scientist). The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center has an immediate opening for a GIS analyst to serve on a multidisciplinary team of scientists involved with conducting broad-scale aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem assessments for the Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service. The primary responsibility of the position will be to provide GIS design and development support to personnel involved with the aquatic and terrestrial assessment components of the Region's Species Conservation Project. More info: http://www.wygisc.uwyo.edu/GIS-analyst-ad.html. Deadline: August 31, 2002. Posted: 8/12/02.
University of Wyoming: Remote Sensing Scientist. The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) is hiring a remote sensing scientist to coordinate our newly funded WyomingView project. WyomingView is part of the USGS AmericaView program (http://americaview.usgs.gov/). The goals of the program are to promote the use of remotely sensed data in Wyoming by improving data access via web-based data serving, strengthening a consortium of data users, improving remote sensing educational opportunities in the state and initiating pilot projects that demonstrate applications of remotely sensed data relevant to Wyoming users. The successful candidate will have a solid foundation in the technical aspects of remote sensing and GIS and enjoy community outreach activities and program-building. We would like to hire a scientist that can both perform complex analysis of remotely sensed data using state of the art techniques and who communicate with rural users in Wyoming. The project is currently funded for 1 year and ongoing funding is likely. For the full job ad, see http://www.wygisc.uwyo.edu/RemoteSensing.html. Deadline: September 20, 2002. Posted: 8/15/02.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Wildlife Techs (4). Positions start May 1 or ASAP (1) to approximately Sept 15, with some flexibility on either end. Enthusiastic and curious birders needed to conduct point counts and assist with MAPS sites for the 12th year of Utah's statewide riparian bird survey. Salary up to 12/hr (depending upon experience) plus we provide vehicle and food. Applicants must be willing to work long hours solo, (car) camp for extended periods, hike up to 5 miles/day, and have excellent vision, hearing and a valid diver's license. Preferred candidates will be: 1) able to identify western riparian breeding birds by sight and sound, 2) experienced with unlimited distance point count methods, and 3) experienced with mist netting (MAPS), and 4) able to play well with others. Opportunities exist for publication credit for motivated folks. First year surveyors MUST attend mandatory week-long training, tentatively scheduled for May 5-9, in Moab (paid, we provide food & lodging). Positions are administered out of the Salt Lake area, but study sites are in some of the most beautiful spots in a state known for beautiful spots. Send a cover letter and resume (email best) and copy of transcripts if a student with the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Russell Norvell, Avian Ecologist, Non-Game Avian Program, UT Division of Wildlife Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110, Box 146301, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301. For more information phone (801) 537-3463 or email email@example.com. Posted: 2/19/03.
Water Environment Research Foundation: We seek two experienced, energetic team players to manage all aspects of externally contracted research projects. Position will develop & support volunteer expert committees, oversee & manage multiple projects, & communicate research results to members. Strong organizational, verbal/written communication, interpersonal & facilitation skills essential. Watershed/Ecosystem position: Reqs. MS in ecological or related aquatic science; 3+ yrs exp. managing environmental projects/programs related to ecosystem health, watershed, or wet weather issues. Water Quality/Wastewater position: Reqs. BS (MS preferred) in environmental engineering/science; 3+ yrs exp. managing broad range of water quality, public health & wastewater collection & treatment projects/programs. Salary in $50s commensurate w/experience; excellent benefits. To apply, send resume & cover letter to: Project Manager Search, WERF Employment Manager, 601 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. FAX: 703-684-2489 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Include Project Mgr. In subject line). Posted: 4/29/03.
Winrock International: We have an opening in Arlington, VA for Program Associate in the Ecosystem Services unit. Ecosystem Services fulfills Winrock's mission of balancing human and environmental needs worldwide by providing high-quality resource surveys and analysis of data on land use and forests and their carbon content and other eco-assets. This Program Associate provides technical and administrative support to the unit's implementation of research initiatives and project activities, both international and domestic. The position requires at least a Masters in ecosystem ecology, forestry, soils, natural resource management or a closely related field and familiarity with a broad range of forestry and environmental issues. The successful candidate's work history must reflect experience with design and implementation of field research that includes presentation of results in scientific fora. Skills required include proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and a statistical software package. Applicants should send current resume, cover letter and reference contacts to the attention of HRM-Program Associate at e-mail address: email@example.com. Although e-mail is the preferred method of receiving applications, this information may also be faxed to 501-727-5643 or mailed to Winrock International, 38 Winrock Drive, Morrilton, AR 72110. More info: http://www.winrock.org. Posted: 1/10/03.
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center: Internship with a long-term, ecological field study of coyotes on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. B.S. or B.A. degree in biology, zoology, wildlife, environmental studies, or similar background is required. Applicants must be highly competent in back-country settings, show a high degree of initiative and motivation, and be willing to work long hours in the field. The majority of time will be spent in the field, but you will also be involved in tabulating and summarizing data. The position requires a high degree of initiative and flexibility. You will encounter all types of weather conditions, including severe cold weather (even in summer) and must be comfortable and competent caring for yourself in these conditions, while simultaneously collecting data. Experience with radio-telemetry equipment is helpful, but not required. We require a three month minimum commitment. Positions begin as soon as possible. $400/month stipend and basic housing is provided. Send resume, 3 references, and cover letter expressing interest to Susan Kendrick at the address or email listed below. More info: www.yellowstoneresearch.org. Susan Kendrick, Intern Coordinator, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, 7500 Jarmen Circle, Suite 2, Bozeman, MT 59715. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/31/03.
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center: Field Technicians (4), Field Crew Leader (1), Assistant Crew Leader (1) for 3-4 months vegetation sampling field positions on wildfire fuel mapping project in Yellowstone National Park. For the job ad, see: http://www.yellowstoneresearch.org/employment.htm. Posted: 3/6/03.
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