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Last update: 7/1/2005
|Arizona State University||Research technician, climate change, Antarctica||8/1/05||6/28/05|
|Hudsonia Ltd.||Field biologist/GIS specialist||7/31/05||6/10/05|
|Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC||Environmental Scientist||7/29/05||7/1/05|
|Oregon State University||Biometeorology Technical Analyst (MS)||7/15/05||6/28/05|
|University of North Carolina Charlotte||Research Technician, GIS Analysis and Forest Ecology||7/15/05||6/7/05|
|World Wildlife Fund||GIS Manager, Conservation Science||7/1/05|
|Environmental Concern Inc||Wetland Educator||7/1/05|
|Oregon State University||Research Asst, Marine Ecosystem Dynamics||6/30/05||6/6/05|
|Oregon State University||Program Manager, Marine Ecosystem Dynamics||6/30/05||6/6/05|
|Boston University||Senior Research Technician, Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry||6/28/05|
|Ecological Society of America||Program Manager, Office of Science Programs (MS)||6/28/05|
|Florida Atlantic University||Field technician, invasive plecology||6/28/05|
|USDA-Agricultural Research Service||Technician, native bees and pollination||6/27/05||6/14/05|
|Ecological Society of America||Program Assistant, Office of Science Programs||6/24/05||6/6/05|
|NOAA Fisheries||Marine Ecology Data Management||6/20/05||5/18/05|
|North Carolina State University||Research Tech/Lab Manager, Moths||6/15/05||5/24/05|
|University of Minnesota||Research Assistant, Ecosystem/Soil Ecology||6/15/05||5/18/05|
|BHE Environmental, Inc.||Biologist (MS)||6/10/05|
|National Park Service||Inventory & Monitoring Biologist||6/10/05||5/24/05|
|University of Idaho||Temp vegetation field technicians (8)||6/9/05|
|Audubon California||Field assistants, invasive species control and restoration||6/2/05|
|Environmental Careers Organization||Botanical Science Technician, Idaho||5/31/05||5/17/05|
|Texas Tech University||Temp Wildlife Research Assistant||5/31/05||4/7/05|
|Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife||Data Manager, Natural Heritage Program||5/24/05|
|Environmental Careers Organization/BLM||Hydrologist and Soil Scientist, Nevada||5/20/05||5/12/05|
|Oregon State University||Temp Field Technician, Forest Ecology||5/18/05||3/1/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Intern, bird habitat assessment, Arizona||5/16/05|
|Florida International University||Interns, freshwater conservation||5/15/05||5/5/05|
|Louisiana State University||Plant Eco-physiologist (MS)||5/13/05||5/6/05|
|CEDO Intercultural||Intern, marine ecology, Mexico||5/12/05|
|Oregon State University||Summer intern, phytoplankton ecology||5/11/05|
|USDA Forest Service||Forestry Technician, insects/remote sensing||5/11/05||5/4/05|
|Florida International University||Field crew leader, aquatic ecology||5/9/05|
|Florida Atlantic University||Field ecologist/technician (2)||5/6/05||4/28/05|
|Fort Jackson (SC)||Seasonal Field Botany||5/6/05||4/21/05|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Global Change Research Field Technician||5/5/05||4/25/05|
|Iowa Department of Natural Resources||Summer Wetland Monitoring Assistant||5/5/05||4/25/05|
|Montana State University||Temp Field Assistant, birds||5/5/05||4/22/05|
|Audubon California||Field crew leader, sage scrub restoration||5/4/05|
|Florida Park Service||Exotic plant removal technician||5/3/05|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Wildlife Management Biologist (2 positions)||5/2/05||4/15/05|
|University of North Carolina||Summer field assistants, Ecology||4/25/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Intern, fire effects on vegetation||4/25/05||4/21/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Intern, endangered plant surveys||4/25/05||4/21/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Intern, vPlants website||4/22/05||3/10/05|
|Fort A.P. Hill||Temp Field Technicians, ecological inventory and analysis||4/22/05||3/9/05|
|University of Notre Dame||Summer field assistant, Aquatic Ecology||4/21/05|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||Summer Research, tundra ecosystem ecology||4/20/05||4/7/05|
|US EPA Western Ecology Division||Ecophysiology - Operations/Research Support Asst||4/15/05||4/8/05|
|US EPA Western Ecology Division||Ecophysiology - equipment technician||4/15/05||4/8/05|
|Auburn University||Summer Field Tech, birds||4/15/05||4/7/05|
|Mississippi State University||Summer Research Tech, butterflies||4/15/05||3/31/05|
|New Mexico State University||Temp field/lab tech, soil ecology||4/15/05||3/28/05|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Summer Technicians, small mammals||4/15/05||3/22/05|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Summer Wildlife Technicians, otters||4/15/05||3/21/05|
|University of Massachusetts Boston||Research Technician, Plant Ecology||4/13/05|
|Grand Canyon Trust||Temp. field ecologists||4/12/05|
|Duke University||Summer Research Techs, Forest Community Ecology||4/11/05|
|Mount Rushmore National Memorial||Summer Field Botanists||4/6/05||3/22/05|
|Washington Department of Ecology||Environmental Interns||4/5/05||3/31/05|
|Eagle Cap Consulting Inc.||Summer Field Botanists, Idaho||4/5/05||3/17/05|
|Harvard Forest||Summer Field Botanist, invasive plants in Cape Cod||4/4/05||3/8/05|
|University of Wisconsin||Interns, forest ecology and biogeochemistry||4/4/05||1/21/05|
|Mississippi State University||Research Technicians, bird monitoring||4/1/05||2/15/05|
|University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||Summer Interns, bat inventories||4/1/05||2/10/05|
|H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Forest Service)||Seasonal field crew, forest ecology||4/1/05||2/4/05|
|H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Oregon State)||Seasonal field crew, forest ecology||4/1/05||1/19/05|
|Oregon State University||Summer intern, Coastal Ecosystem Ecology||3/31/05|
|US Geological Survey (Utah)||Temp field tech, vegetation/soil crust monitoring||3/31/05||3/22/05|
|Fordham University||Research Technician, Freshwater Ecology||3/30/05|
|Queen's University (Ontario)||Summer field assts, birds||3/30/05||1/14/05|
|Northeastern University||Summer Technician in Marine Ecology||3/28/05|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Data Manager: Commercial Shipping and Biological Invasions||3/25/05||3/14/05|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Temp Project Assistants, ecology of Lyme disease||3/25/05||3/9/05|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Community Conservationist||3/25/05||3/9/05|
|Massachusetts Div. Fisheries and Wildlife||Biologist/Forester||3/25/05||3/9/05|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Camp manager, Toolik Field Station||3/24/05||3/7/05|
|The Heinz Center||Temp Research Associate, environmental indicators (MS)||3/23/05|
|US Fish and Wildlife Service (Maryland)||Temp Technician, fish||3/23/05|
|UniversitNebraska-Lincoln||Summer Research Assts, range management||3/23/05|
|Yellowstone Ecological Research Center||Temp Field Work, small mammals||3/23/05|
|Washington State Department of Natural Resources||Temp research techs, conservation monitoring||3/23/05||3/10/05|
|Jones Ecological Research Center||Temp Research Hourly Worker, Plant Ecology||3/22/05|
|Yellowstone Ecological Research Center||Temp field technicians, coyotes||3/22/05|
|Kansas State University||Research Assistant, grassland ecology||3/21/05||2/28/05|
|Institute for Applied Ecology||Interns, plant conservation biology||3/18/05||2/24/05|
|Florida State University||Research asst, ecology of plants and insects||3/17/05|
|University of New Mexico||Field research associate, disease ecology||3/16/05|
|Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville||Gardens Director||3/15/05||3/7/05|
|Louisiana State University||Research Associate, Wetland Biogeochemistry||3/15/05||2/18/05|
|US Geological Survey||Temp field assts, plant ecology||3/14/05|
|University of North Carolina||Research Technician, ecology||3/14/05|
|Gulf South Research Corporation||Project Manager, wetland ecology||3/14/05|
|Alabama A&M University||Research Associate, avian ecology (MS)||3/14/05|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Seasonal field jobs, grassland ecology||3/14/05||3/8/05|
|Smithsonian Conservation & Research Center||Intern, Conservation GIS/remote sensing||3/14/05||2/28/05|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Temp field technicians, songbirds/small mammals||3/11/05||2/14/05|
|Idaho State University||Summer Field Assts, vegetation monitoring||3/10/05|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||Zoology Assistant - Alaska Natural Heritage Progam||3/10/05||2/24/05|
|University of Massachusetts||Temp Research Technician, toad ecology||3/9/05|
|Colorado State University||Temp field assts, ecology of plague in prairie-dogs||3/8/05||3/1/05|
|US Geological Survey||Temp field assts, grassland birds||3/8/05||2/28/05|
|University of Notre Dame||Research Technician, Aquatic Ecology||3/7/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Interns, Bureau of Land Management/National Parks||3/7/05||2/23/05|
|Island Conservation||Science Writer/Grants Manager||3/4/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Conservation Biology Internship||3/4/05|
|University of Alaska Anchorage||Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Manager (MS)||3/4/05||2/21/05|
|Bard College||African savanna ecology||3/4/05||2/14/05|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Internships, Plant Ecology||3/3/05|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Internships, Ecology||3/3/05|
|Oregon State University||Temp field asst, California grasslands||3/2/05|
|Virginia Tech||Temp research assts, shorebird ecology||3/1/05|
|World Wildlife Fund||Conservation Hydrologist (MS)||3/1/05|
|USDA Forest Service||Temp research assts, Pacific NW forests||3/1/05|
|Cornell University||Field assistants, fisheries research||3/1/05||2/21/05|
|USDA-Forest Service||Temp Technicians, forest ecology||3/1/05||2/16/05|
|University of Florida||GIS/Spatial Statistical Analyst||3/1/05||1/27/05|
|University of Wisconsin||Research Intern, land use and global change||3/1/05||1/21/05|
|USDA Forest Service||Temp research assistants, forest birds||2/28/05|
|New Mexico State University||Ecological Research Assistant||2/28/05||2/25/05|
|University of Wisconsin||Field Ecologist/Manager||2/28/05||2/7/05|
|Rice University||Research Assistants, cactus/moth mutualism, Sonoran Desert||2/28/05||1/27/05|
|USDA-Agricultural Research Service||Temp field asst, Plant Ecology, Nevada||2/25/05||1/27/05|
|Colorado State University||Summer field tech, fire ecology||2/23/05|
|Institute for Bird Populations||Interns, bird monitoring||2/23/05|
|Institute for Bird Populations||Field Biologists, bird monitoring||2/23/05|
|University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||Remote Sensing/GIS Specialist||2/21/05||1/31/05|
|University of Wisconsin||Temp field assts, forest warming project||2/18/05|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Interns, estuarine ecosystems||2/18/05||2/10/05|
|Charis Corporation||Wildlife Ecologist, Mojave Desert||2/15/05|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Summer field assts, Plant Ecology, Idaho||2/15/05||1/13/05|
|Geo-Marine, Inc||Temp field biologist, Spotted Owls||2/15/05||1/10/05|
|Oregon State University||Research Assistant, Forest ecophysiology||2/14/05||12/16/04|
|USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center||Temp. Technicians, rangeland restoration||2/11/05||1/28/05|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field assistants, Arctic ecology||2/10/05|
|University of North Carolina||Research Technician, shoreline ecosystem restoration||2/10/05|
|Alabama A&M University||Research assistant, amphibian and reptile monitoring||2/10/05|
|USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station||Summer Technicians, forest ecology||2/9/05||1/21/05|
|USDA-Agricultural Research Service||Technician, grasshopper ecology||2/8/05||1/21/05|
|SUNY Stony Brook||Temp Field Assts, birds, Nicaragua||2/8/05||12/7/04|
|Harvard Forest||Assistant Program Coordinator/Resident Advisor||2/4/05|
|California Department of Fish andGame||Research Analyst, GIS/Remote Sensing||2/3/05|
|PRBO Conservation Science||Seasonal Botanists||1/31/05|
|Hawaii Volcanoes National Park||Entomology Internship||1/31/05||1/21/05|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Global Change Research Field Technician||1/31/05||1/5/05|
|Idaho Dept. of Commerce and Labor||Seasonal Technicians, disturbance ecology||1/30/05||12/20/04|
|Northern Arizona University||Technicians, Ecological Restoration Research||1/28/05||1/10/05|
|USGS Leetown Science Center||Technicians, Aquatic Ecology||1/25/05|
|Louisiana State University||Wildlife Research Assistants, ducks||1/21/05|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Seasonal research asst, rare plant and vegetation surveys||1/21/05||1/5/05|
|Missouri partment of Conservation||Policy Coordinator||1/19/05||12/17/04|
|Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program||Natural Heritage Data Manager||1/18/05||1/5/05|
|Fauna Forever Manu||Tropical rainforest ecology (8 positions)||1/15/05||1/5/05|
|California Native Plant Society||Seasonal field techs, vegetation survey||1/14/05||12/23/04|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Summer Field Techs, pinyon-juniper woodland structure and mortality||1/13/05|
|Environmental Careers Organization||Interns, desert plant monitoring (40 positions)||1/12/05||1/5/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Assistant, Rare Plant Monitoring Program||1/11/05|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Summer Field Tech, pinyon-juniper fire history||1/11/05|
|University of Minnesota||Summer Field Assts, breeding birds surveys (3 positions)||1/10/05|
|Yellowstone National Park||Temp Technicians, fish restoration||1/5/05||11/23/04|
|Aldo Leopold Foundation||Ecological Restoration interns||1/3/05||12/2/04|
|Washington Department of Ecology||Environmental Specialists, freshwater monitoring and forest ecology||12/31/04||12/17/04|
|USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station||Temp. plant ecology technicians||12/17/04||12/2/04|
|University of Arizona||Research Intern, land use patterns||12/15/04||12/9/04|
|Florida Atlantic University||Temp Field Research Technician, bird ecology||12/15/04||10/27/04|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Seasonal research assistants, montane meadow habitat surveys (5)||12/13/04|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Seasonal Technicians, Bird Conservation||12/13/04|
|Dartmouth College||Avian Conservation Biology Field Assistants & Interns||12/6/04||11/23/04|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Wildlife Biologists||11/24/04||11/11/04|
|Michigan State University||Research technician, algal taxonomy & ecology||11/22/04||10/25/04|
|California Invasive Plant Council||Project Manager||11/17/04|
|Florida Park Service||AmeriCorps positions||11/16/04|
|Santa Catalina Island Conservancy||Botanical Field Assistant||11/12/04||10/12/04|
|University of Arizona||Senior Research Specialist, ecosystem ecology||11/10/04||11/8/04|
|Washington State University||Mass Spectrometer Laboratory Manager||11/1/04||9/27/04|
|University of Hawaii||Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan Coordinator||10/29/04||10/12/04|
|Kansas State University||Information Manager, Konza Prairie LTER||10/29/04||9/27/04|
|Duke University||Technician, Forest Ecosystem Carbon Exchange||filled||10/22/04|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Ecosystem-based Management (2 positions)||10/22/04|
|Murray State University||Database Manager||10/22/04||10/4/04|
|University of Minnesota||Junior Scientist, C cycling/climate change||10/17/04||9/28/04|
|University of Arkansas-Monticello||Program Technician, Forest Ecology||10/15/04||9/28/04|
|Maryland Department of Natural Resources||Landscape Ecologist||10/13/04||9/27/04|
|University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee||Research Specialist, genomics and environmental health||10/10/04||9/27/04|
|University of Maryland CES||GIS Specialist and Education Coordinator||10/8/04||8/19/04|
|Michigan State University||Research Asst, hyena study in Kenya||10/7/04|
|Los Alamos National Laboratory||Research Asst, Community, physiological, and ecosystem ecology||10/5/04|
|University of Texas at Austin||Natural selection in sticklebacks||10/2/04||10/1/04|
|University of Florida||Research Asst, Plant Ecology and Ecosystem C Dynamics||10/1/04|
|Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences||Lobster and Crab Ecology||10/1/04||9/15/04|
|Oregon State University||Quantitative Silviculturalist/Forest Modeler||9/30/04||7/20/04|
|Cornell University||Research Tech, soil C and N cycling & plant-microbial interactions||9/28/04|
|Idaho State University||Ecology/GIS/remote sensing associate||9/28/04|
|University of Nebraska at Omaha||Manager, Allwine Prairie||9/28/04|
|Green Diamond Resource Company||Field Biologist||9/17/04|
|New Mexico State University||Field Technician||9/15/04||9/10/04|
|NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center||Salmon Biometrician (MS)||9/14/04|
|PRBO Conservation Science||GIS specialist||9/14/04|
|Brookhaven National Laboratory||FACE Site Operator||8/31/04|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Natural History Biologist||8/27/04||8/5/04|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant, nutrients and trophic structure, salt marsh ecosystems||8/19/04|
|Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy||Conservation, Stewardship, and Land Protection Assistants||8/15/04||7/21/04|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Assistant, water quality||8/13/04||7/21/04|
|SoundWaters||Environmental Education Intern||8/12/04|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research Assistant, effects of grassland plants on soils||8/4/04||7/26/04|
|NOAA Fisheries, Santa Cruz Laboratory||GIS Analyst, Salmon||8/3/04||7/21/04|
|USDA-ARS (Montana)||Grassland Ecology Technician||8/3/04||7/7/04|
|Louisiana State University||Research Associate, wetland biogeochemistry||7/9/04|
|Ecological Society of America||Policy Analyst||7/14/04|
|Louisiana State University||Research Associate, nutrient cycling in wetlands||7/9/04|
Older listings: 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000
Alabama A&M University: An avian research associate position is immediate available. The research associate will support a research investigating the effect of fire and logging on avian community at Bankhead National Forest. The research is supported by National Science Foundation and is a collaborative effort of Alabama A&M University and USDA Forest Service. Duties include collecting bird and habitat data, mentoring minority students and supervising technicians working on this project, performing statistical analysis, and collaborating on manuscript publication. The position requires prior experience of the eastern birds of US. The preferred qualifications include a MS or PhD degree in biology, wildlife, or related field; and strong organizational and communication skills along with ability to work with diverse public including private landowners, state and federal agencies, and other non-profits. The position is available for 2-3 years. The renewal for the second year is conditional on satisfactory performance. The annual salary is $25k-30k depending on experience. Health insurance and fringe benefits are provided. The position will be located at Huntsville, Alabama, however travel and overnight trips will be required. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to email@example.com. If you have questions, please contact Yong Wang at Center for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M University, P.O.Box 1208, Normal, AL 35762 (Phone: 256-372-4229). Posted: 3/14/05.
Alabama A&M University: Seeking a research assistant to assist a graduate student for a project of monitoring amphibian and reptile community on conservation lands within the Cumberland Plateau region of northern Alabama. The project is a collaboration of Alabama A&M University, Alabama Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and Auburn University. Duties: surveying amphibians and reptiles, measuring habitat, and assisting other wildlife projects (herps and birds). Preferred: BC degree in biology, wildlife, or closely related field, and field experience identifying herps and handling snakes; ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, and ability to work under adverse field conditions are essential; must have valid driver's license with good driving record. The assistant will be an employee of Alabama A&M; the annual salary is $17k; health insurance and fringe benefits are provided. Position is available for 2 years. The position will be located in Huntsville, AL, however, travel and overnight trips will be required. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references (name, relationship, and phone number) to : Florence Chan, Center for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M University, PO Box 1927, Normal, AL 35762. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call Florence Chan 256-372-4571 or Dr. Yong Wang 256-372-4229. Posted: 2/10/05.
Aldo Leopold Foundation: Leopold Ecological Restoration Associates (2) $425/biweekly + housing. ALF, a non-profit organization in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and founded by the five children of Aldo Leopold, fosters the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. 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 1,400 acre Leopold Memorial Reserve (LMR) along the Wisconsin River, home to the famed Leopold "Shack". 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 housing 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 staff and many conservation partners in the area. Also, we will encourage independent projects 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 6 through November 15. Candidates should submit a cover letter responding to the job description, resume, and two letters of recommendation. Submit applications by January 3, 2005 to: Steve Swenson, Aldo Leopold Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Baraboo, WI 53913. Posted: 12/2/04.
Archbold Biological Station: Research Internships in Plant Ecology, 2005, 2006 Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room, and Board. Openings are available starting in April 2005 and beyond for research internships at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida. Research in the plant ecology laboratory of Eric Menges emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, population viability assessment, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (12-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. Interns receive room, board, and a weekly stipend of $100. They work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on an independent research project. Internships generally run for 4-6 months but are flexible in their starting dates and durations. Internships offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 3000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ARCINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere. To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, email or mail: a letter stating research interests, a resume or cv, a summary of grades, and have two letters of recommendation emailed or mailed to: Dr. Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, Florida 33862 USA. Phone: 863-465-2571, FAX: 863-699-1927, email@example.com. Posted: 3/3/05.
Archbold Biological Station: Research internships are available at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC), a division of Archbold Biological Station, in south central Florida. Current research projects at the Center focus on nutrient cycling and productivity in subtropical grazing lands, wetland ecology and restoration, and water quality impacts of cattle ranching. Research topics include the effect of fire and grazing on nitrogen and phosphorus cycling and the influence of land use conversion on carbon sequestration in wetland soils. Research interns spend 20 hours per week assisting Dr. Patrick Bohlen with his ongoing research projects and 20 hours conducting their own independent research project. Interns will gain experience developing research ideas, working on experimental design and writing a research paper. The Center is located at a 4,100-ha cattle ranch comprised of varied pastures and prairies, woodland hammocks, and abundant wetlands. The internship is ideal for recent graduates considering graduate school, or current graduate students interested in pursuing a thesis project at MAERC. The length of appointment is flexible but is generally around 6 months. Current positions are available starting in April 2005. Interested applicants can apply by sending (1) a letter of application, including research interests and period of availability, (2) a resume or curriculum vitae, included G.P.A. and relevant course work, and (3) contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Patrick Bohlen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center, 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. For more information, contact Dr. Bohlen at 863-699-0242 x22. Posted: 3/3/05.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a highly motivated Research Assistant III to assist with our research program in water quality at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC), a division of Archbold Biological Station, in south central Florida. The RA will work on a research project investigating the effect of water retention on surface runoff nutrient loads from cattle pasture in south Florida. The Research Assistant will be responsible for collecting surface runoff and groundwater samples, shipping samples to an analytical laboratory, and helping maintain field instrumentation. Experience with water sampling is desired. Working with data loggers (CR10x) and automated water samplers (ISCOs) is a plus. Applicants must be willing to live in a remote rural location and work in the field under the hot humid conditions of south Florida. A B.S. with some experience or M.S. degree in a related field is required for this term position, which runs through Jan. 2006, but may extend longer depending on funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Rented housing is available on site. Interested applicants should apply by sending a resume along with a letter of interest and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Patrick Bohlen at MAERC, 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd., Lake Placid, FL 33852 or at email@example.com by August 13, 2004. Position will remain open until filled. More information on the research program can be obtained by visiting www.maerc.org or by contacting Dr. Bohlen via e-mail or at (863) 699-0242. Posted: 7/21/04.
Arizona State University: A research technician position (BS or MS-level) is available to study the influence of climate change on primary productivity and nutrient cycling in Antarctica. This project examines how climate change is altering productivity, plant population dynamics and nutrient cycling of Antarctic tundra. The incumbent will be a member of a research team working 4-5 months (November - March) at Palmer Station, along the Antarctic Peninsula. Remaining time will be spent at Arizona State University analyzing samples and summarizing findings. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in nutrient cycling or microbial ecology, although Requirements include experience working under challenging field conditions, basic computer literacy, good organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in a 3-5 person field team setting. The incumbent must be a US citizen, be in good health and must pass medical/dental examinations required for work in Antarctica. Incumbent must be available no later than mid September 2005. This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and names and addresses of 3 references to Dr. Thomas A. Day, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply by 8/1/05 for best consideration. Posted: 6/28/05.
Auburn University: Field technician will participate in an inventory of wildlife in the Cumberland Plateau of northeast Alabama on recently acquired conservation land. Technician will conduct point count surveys of breeding birds, sometimes hiking to remote locations. We anticipate the opportunity to see several rare species. Overnight camping may be required. Additional duties may include assisting with surveys for reptiles and amphibians, installing drift fences and pitfalls, building traps for herpetofauna and small mammals, and data entry. Employment will run from the middle of May to the middle or end of June. Housing and a field vehicle provided. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references, via email to Nick Sharp, email@example.com. Salary: $400/wk. Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to identify eastern North America birds by sight and sound. Must be able to work alone and hike long distances with a backpack in steep, uneven terrain in high heat and humidity. Start Date: May 15, 2005. Deadline: April 15, 2005. Contact: Nick Sharp, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/7/05.
Audubon California: The Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, CA solicits applicants for a position as field crew leader with our artichoke thistle control and needlegrass grassland/coastal sage scrub restoration project. This research-based program aims to control the invasive species, Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle), without chemicals and restore to rare native habitat. Responsibilities will include supervision of field assistants (4) who help with invasive plant species control, restoration, and research. 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 from monitoring and experiments. 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 small 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. Enthusiasm for working outdoors. One year position starts September, 2005 – August, 2006. Opportunity to live on our 4000 acre Sanctuary. Salary: $400/week plus housing (private room with bath) and benefits. Qualifications: College graduate with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seeks weed control, restoration, research, 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 (letters can arrive separately) 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. Posted: 5/4/05.
Audubon California: Audubon's Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, CA solicits applicants for positions as field assistants with our artichoke thistle control and needlegrass grassland/coastal sage scrub restoration project. This is a research-based program to control the invasive species, Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle), without chemicals and restore to rare native habitat. Must work well with people as part of a field crew who work on mechanical and physical removal of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including non-chemical control of other invasive species, native seed collection, seed and plug planting, experimental tests of weed removal and restoration techniques, and quantitative monitoring. Experience in plant sampling in the field desirable. Enthusiasm for working outdoors. Opportunity to live on our 4000 acre Sanctuary. Positions run October, 2005 – April 2006 (2) and November, 2005 – May, 2006 (2). Salary: $250/week plus housing (private rooms) and benefits. Qualifications: College graduates with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seek weed control, restoration and research experience. To Apply: Send cover letter stating career goals, résumé, and two letters of recommendation (letters can arrive separately) to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, director of research and education; Starr Ranch Sanctuary, 100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679; firstname.lastname@example.org; (949) 858-0309; fax (949) 858-1013. Posted: 9/27/04, revised: 6/2/05.
Bard College: Research Assistant needed to conduct research on the responses of small mammals to the experimental exclusion of large mammals in central Kenya as part of an NSF-supported project. 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 9 to 12 months residence at the Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya, beginning in June 2005. 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 email@example.com, Attention: Christine Pickard. Closing date is Friday, March 4, 2005. Posted: 2/14/05.
Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC: Environmental Scientist, Full Time, Grade 22 or Grade 23. Closing Date: July 29, 2005. Qualifications: BS degree in Natural Resources or Environmental Sciences related field for a Grade 22 hire, or BS degree and an additional two years of relevant experience for a Grade 23 hire. MS degree in Natural Resources or Environmental Sciences field may be substituted for BS degree and experience (Grade 23). Professional knowledge of ecological principles, plant ecology, soil-plant interactions, plant succession, reclamation implementation, and desert tortoise survey methods. Ability to do strenuous work for long hours under harsh desert conditions required. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Experience operating reclamation equipment including tractor, straw blower, hydromulcher, and seeder is preferred. Knowledge of Mojave and Great Basin Desert plant ecology and systematic botany is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Access and ArcView software. Experience in data collection, post processing, and map generation using GPS/GIS equipment and software is preferred. Duties will include conducting preactivity and clearance surveys at Yucca Mountain and surrounding areas to assess impacts on 1) the desert tortoise, 2) migratory birds, and 3) placement of dredged or fill material into jurisdictional waters of the U.S. Assist with reclamation implementation (e.g., seeding, transplanting, mulching, fencing). Perform vegetation surveys on reclaimed sites and evaluate reclamation success. Prepare reclamation inventories and reclamation plans. Assist with development and review of technical reports and other documents related to reclamation and surveys. Assist Environmental Compliance staff with other tasks such waste management, environmental surveillances, and environmental media sampling as needed. Provide support to Environmental Compliance staff in database management, generation of maps using GPS/GIS equipment and software, and development and revision of work procedures. Work Location: Bechtel SAIC Company offices are located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fieldwork location is at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, about 140 km northwest of Las Vegas. Transportation by bus to the field site is available. The position will consist of approximately 50% office and 50% fieldwork. Application: Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: Cynthia Harris, Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC, 1180 Town Center Drive, MS 423, Las Vegas, Nevada 89144. Fax: 702-821-9005, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Reference Requisition # W05G41002. Electronic Submissions are encouraged. Posted: 7/1/05.
BHE Environmental, Inc.: an environmental consulting firm providing services to clients nationwide, has an immediate opening in our Cincinnati office for a Mid-level Biologist. Position will involve field investigations in biology/ecology with emphasis in studies involving bats, wetlands, & or birds. Duties will include protected species surveys, floral and faunal surveys, and wetland investigations. Candidate will prepare reports & other written deliverables. Responsibilities include project management, proposal writing, & client coordination. Demonstrated project management skills essential. Travel required. Candidates should have M.S. in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or related field, & 4 yrs relevant experience, or equivalent, & have or immediately qualify for scientific collecting permits for bats. Working knowledge of natural resource regulations desired. Must have working knowledge of MS Office & strong written/oral communication skills. Full-time permanent position. BHE offers competitive salaries & medical, dental, disability, life insurance, 401k program, Section 125 flex plan, & incentive programs. Submit resume, salary history, and references: BHE Environmental, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 11733 Chesterdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Fax (513) 326-1586, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/10/05.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences: We seek a field/laboratory technician to assist in separate NSF and NOAA supported research projects on the ecology of the American lobster and deep sea red crabs in New England, as well as other smaller projects. Responsibilities include: organizing and participating in dive operations, field work, and research cruises; coordinating summer interns; handling small boats; lab-based sample processing, data entry, and statistical analyses. Applicants should have at least a BS degree in marine science, oceanography or fisheries, with one year work experience; scuba certification with experience in open water research diving; boat handling and navigation skills; and proficiency in data analysis and presentation using Excel and statistical software. Applicants with extended at-sea experience and expertise with Systat, Access, and Arcview preferred. The position is available immediately for at least 1.5 years with extensions dependent on future funding. To apply send resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation by October 1, 2004 to: Richard A. Wahle, Senior Research Scientist, Technician Search, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, 180 McKown Point Road, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575. Phone: 207 633 9659, Fax: 207 633 9641, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/15/04.
Bighorn Institute: A hardworking, dedicated individual with excellent writing and computer skills and an interest in fieldwork is needed immediately to fill the position of biologist. The position is full time permanent with a combination of fieldwork and office work. We are looking for a team member wanting to make a minimum 2-year commitment. Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to letter writing, data entry, writing field reports, writing newsletter articles, correspondence with members, general public, and resource agencies, tracking radiocollared bighorn via foot, and caring for the captive herd of Peninsular bighorn. 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 very good physical condition and able to hike in a harsh desert environment where summer temperatures frequently exceed 110 F. Previous telemetry experience is preferred. 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 is $2,300 per month working approximately 50 hrs per week, 5 days/week. Weekend work is expected. Benefits include health insurance after 6 months, 1 week paid vacation after 1 year, and a retirement plan at 2 years. Single individual on-site housing may be available (restrictions apply). Closing Date: December 8, 2004. Application Procedure: Mail cover letter, resume, list of 3 references (address and phone number), photocopy of original transcripts and a scientific writing sample (i.e., an excerpt from a college term paper, no longer than 10 pages) to: Jim DeForge, Executive Director, Bighorn Institute P.O. Box 262, Palm Desert, CA 92261. No phone calls or emails please. Posted: 11/10/04.
Boston University: Senior Research Technician, Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry, Department of Biology. A position is available for a full-time research technician to conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer. The position will initially focus on the startup of a new laboratory. As such, the position will at first require a significant amount of time placing orders, setting up new laboratory equipment and ensuring quality control. Once the laboratory equipment is set up, the technician will help facilitate laboratory and field research. Research projects will focus on nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems. Research tasks will include the collection of plant materials, soil and water samples in the Northeastern U.S., the analysis of their chemical content and assisting in developing statistical models to support data analysis. To achieve these goals, the Research Technician will use equipment including a gas chromatograph, a carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, an inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer and a mass spectrometer. Previous research experience in inorganic chemistry, ecology, plant and/or soil analyses is desirable. An undergraduate or MS degree in chemistry, ecology or related field is desired. Applicants should send their resume and contact information of three references to Pamela Templer at email@example.com. Starting date: July 20, 2005 (negotiable). Posted: 6/28/05.
Brookhaven National Laboratory: FACE Site Operator. BNL operates the Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Transfer and Storage (FACTS-1) FACE facility in the Duke University Research Forest, near Chapel Hill, NC. 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 are seeking a smart, ambitious person to be the Site Operator of this facility. The Site Operator has daily responsibility for FACE operation and maintenance, analyzes operational data, prepares operating reports, and provides a key interface between facility operations and the scientific user community. The position requires a BS (or higher) degree in a science discipline, excellent oral and written communication skills, and knowledge of Personal Computer operations. Additional requirements include the ability and willingness to climb and work on towers that are up to 100 ft. tall and to adopt a flexible work schedule with occasionally protracted hours that may include weekends. The Site Operator will be expected to work under minimal supervision and to interact, both verbally and in writing, with scientists, tradesmen, and other professionals. The successful candidate for this position will be a full-time employee of BNL and will be stationed near Chapel Hill, NC. Interested parties should reply to Keith Lewin (Lewin@bnl.gov). Posted: 8/31/04.
California Department of Fish and Game: The Resource Assessment Program in collaboration with the Aspen Delineation Project is seeking a Research Analyst to compile, assess, and put into a GIS the current information on Quaking Aspen stands throughout the Sierra Nevada, Warner Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Southern Cascade range. The Aspen Delineation Project is a multi-agency (California Department of Fish and Game, USDA Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management) effort focusing on issues related to the conservation and preservation of Quaking Aspen communities in California. The position is a 40 hour/week, two- year appointment, beginning immediately. The candidate will work in Sacramento in the Departments Department's Fish and Games Resources building Building. Duties are varied and include: GIS and Remote Sensing remote sensing analysis, the delineation and mapping of Aspen aspen stands in the field and in an office setting, and corresponding with State and Federal agencies, Academia academia, and private researchers for the collection of spatial data related to Aspen aspen stands. There is the potential for some field work, primarily the delineation of Aspen aspen stands using a GPS and assessing vegetation within stands. Qualifications: Candidates must possess four-year degree or currently be enrolled at a college or university pursuing a degree in geography, wildlife biology, plant ecology, natural resource management, forestry, or other similar area. Candidates must have excellent skills with GIS, Remote Sensing, and database management. Experience working on vegetation mapping and classification efforts will be highly valued. Excellent communication skills and basic knowledge of natural communities and resource assessment issues are also desired. Salary: Commensurate with experience and education – range $14-$16/hour. Travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed as appropriate. Application Process: Submit a 1-2 page resume with three references with their telephone numbers and email addresses. Please indicate availability to begin work. Contacts: Chris Stermer, Resource Assessment Program, California Department of Fish and Game, 1416 Ninth Street. Room 1342, Sacramento, CA 95814. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (916) 445-2626 Fax: (916) 651-7824; OR Dr. Eric Loft, Resource Assessment Program, California Department of Fish and Game, 1416 Ninth Street. Room 1342, Sacramento, CA 95814. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 2/3/05.
California Department of Fish and Game: The Resource Assessment Program is seeking a research assistant to conduct rare plant and vegetation surveys in the Sierra Nevada foothills ecoregion in the spring and early summer of 2005. The position is full-time (seasonal) and field work will likely begin in early March, 2005. The field season is anticipated to last approximately 4 months, and additional work may be available after the field season is completed. Botanical identification skills are required and experience conducting plant, vegetation, and wildlife surveys is strongly desired. Duties: - Conduct field surveys in the Sierra Nevada foothills (from Tulare County south to Kern County, along the west side of the Sierras) - Collect vegetation data using standardized California Native Plant Society (CNPS) vegetation protocols - Identify vascular plants to the species and subspecies level - Hike with a heavy backpack, over diverse terrain, and under variable weather conditions - Use of field equipment, including: compass, GPS unit, hand-held palm recorder, digital camera - Some overnight travel will be required. Overnight accommodations will involve either camping or staying in motels - Enter field data into computer and palm recorder, using various software programs. Qualifications: four-year degree in botany, plant ecology, or similar field OR currently be enrolled at a college or university with completed courses in plant taxonomy, field botany, sampling design, or related courses. A basic knowledge of plant taxonomy and identification of plants to the species level is required, and knowledge of vegetation sampling techniques is desirable. Candidates must be in good physical condition, capable of long hikes in rugged terrain while carrying a backpack weighing up to 50 pounds. A valid driver's license and safe driving record are required. Skills in the following areas are valuable: identification of Sierra Nevada foothills flora; familiarity with GIS mapping methods, GPS units, ArcView, and aerial photography interpretation; knowledge of soil, geology, and other environmental characteristics; ability to operate off-road vehicles; wilderness safety capabilities; and, working well in a team setting. Enthusiastic, positive, and organized qualities are desirable as well. Hours are variable depending on accessibility to study sites. Some days will be long. Wages: $12-$15 per hour. Costs of travel away from the base office location in Sacramento will be reimbursed (including camping, motel, and per diem). Travel to and from field sites will be in rented or state vehicles. Application: Please submit a resume with three references (please include telephone numbers and email addresses of references). Please indicate availability to begin work. If submitting by email, please indicate "foothills job application" in the subject heading. Deadline to receive applications is January 21, 2005. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, Resource Assessment Program, California Department of Fish and Game, 1416 Ninth Street, 12th floor, Sacramento, California 95814. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (916) 651-6508; Fax: (916) 653-2588. Posted: 1/5/05.
California Department of Fish and Game: The Habitat Conservation Division is seeking 5 wildlife research assistants to conduct field studies in montane meadow habitats of the Sierra Nevada. Positions are full time from as early as March lasting through as late as September 2005, depending on factors such as job duties, climate, and specific site accessibility. Work will take place in the Sierra Nevada, ranging from Plumas National Forest to Sequoia National Forest. Research assistants will conduct one or all of the following duties: great gray owl surveys, small mammal trapping, telemetry, and habitat data collection. Extensive traveling and long hours in difficult terrain are expected, predominantly during hours of darkness, in cold temperatures, and occasional inclement weather. Accommodations will be primarily camping, but may include housing in a Research Facility. Qualifications: Candidates must possess four-year degree or currently be enrolled at a college or university pursuing a degree in wildlife biology, plant ecology, natural resource management, forestry, or other similar area. Candidates must be in good physical condition, capable of long hikes in rugged terrain while carrying a backpack weighing up to 50 pounds. The bulk of work is performed during nighttime hours in variable climatic conditions, accordingly an ease working alone under these conditions is essential. Skills in these areas are valuable: identification of Sierra Nevada wildlife, ability to operate off-road vehicles, wilderness safety capabilities, and working well in a team setting. Experience with relevant fieldwork is highly desirable, but not necessary. A valid driver’s license and safe driving record are required. Salary range $12-$15/hour. Travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed as appropriate. Application Process: Submit a 1-2 page resume with three references with their telephone numbers and email addresses. Please indicate availability to begin work. Contacts: Chris Stermer, Resource Assessment Program, California Department of Fish and Game, 1416 Ninth Street. Room 1342, Sacramento, CA 95814 (email@example.com, 916-445-2626, Fax: 916-653-3673) OR Carie Sears (same address) (firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-651-7866). Posted: 12/16/04.
California Invasive Plant Council: Nonprofit is hiring a Project Manager to write outreach materials; plan conferences and advocacy events; coordinate research projects; and help with general office administration. Position requires a college degree, excellent communication skills. Experience in invasive plant control and habitat restoration is desired. Salary range $26-32k DOE. Send resume and writing sample to Executive Director Doug Johnson at 1442-A Walnut St. #462, Berkeley CA 94709, or at email@example.com. More information. Posted: 11/17/04.
California Native Plant Society: The CNPS is seeking applicants for six Botanist/Ecologist Positions for spring/summer 2005. Successful candidates will participate in a Sierra Nevada Foothill vegetation survey and classification project in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) Resource Assessment Program. Candidates will be hired as either Team Leaders (three positions) or Field Assistants (three positions), depending on qualifications and experience. Employment is contingent upon funding from CDFG, with a potential start date in late February, 2005. The main office for the project will be in Sacramento, California, with field travel to sites in the northern Sierra Nevada Foothills. The closing deadline for applications is January 14, 2005. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please visit www.cnps.org to view full job announcement. Posted: 12/23/04.
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy: AmeriCorps Service Positions Available: (1) Conservation Outreach Assistant to help: • Develop written educational materials that help promote the Conservancy’s conservation programs, including newsletter articles, and press releases; • Create and update materials for the Conservancy website; • Coordinate educational programs and member events; • Work with staff and volunteers to raise community awareness of CMLC’s conservation mission. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with a background or interest in communications, education or conservation is preferred. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills are essential. Web publishing experience a plus. (2) Stewardship Assistant to help: • Evaluate and prepare reports on potential conservation properties; • Work with site stewardship volunteers in management of nature preserves; • Use GIS mapping tools to create conservation site maps; • Conduct conservation easement monitoring visits; • Develop and maintain land stewardship records; • Participate in volunteer/community events and stewardship committee meetings; • Prepare landowner newsletter and other educational materials; • Assist in other stewardship program activities as assigned. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with a background or interest in conservation or the natural sciences is preferred. Willingness to work outdoors a must. GIS/GPS/Microsoft Publisher/Adobe Illustrator/web publishing experience a plus, will train right candidate. (3) Land Protection Assistant to help: • Evaluate, prepare, and present reports on potential conservation properties; • Meet with landowners on their property to discuss and identify their conservation objectives; • Draft various key documents including conservation easement documents, amendments, subordination agreements, etc.; • Identify, draft, and help coordinate key grant application opportunities; • Assist with developing materials and a program for a cutting-edge conservation based development program. • Use GIS mapping tools to create conservation and planning maps; • Track land protection projects from start to end and assist with all stages of project evolution; • Assist in other land protection program activities as assigned. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with a background or interest in conservation, environmental law, or the natural sciences is preferred. Willingness to work outdoors a must. GIS/GPS/Microsoft Publisher/Adobe Illustrator/web publishing experience a plus, will train right candidate. All positions: 40-hour per week, 12-month position, beginning September 2004. AmeriCorps members receive a $10,197 living stipend over the course of their service and a $4,725 education award at the completion of their service. Benefits include health and worker’s compensation insurance, and childcare assistance if eligible. Supportive and engaging work environment with opportunities for personal and professional development. To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample by August 15th to: Kieran Roe, Executive Director, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 2822, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/21/04.
CEDO Intercultural: Intern needed at CEDO, the Intercultural Study for the Studies of Deserts and Oceans. Open to students and recent graduates. CEDO is a nonprofit center dedicated to research, education, and conservation of the upper Gulf of California and surrounding Sonoran Desert. Readily accessible from the CEDO facility are rocky intertidal habitats, estuaries, sandy beaches and bays, offshore waters, islands, and the Sonoran Desert. CEDO’s mission is to collect and share information about this area with an intercultural public through a wide variety of programs and activities, which lead to conservation and sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources of the region. CEDO operates a full service field station and educational resource center in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, México on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, and provides teaching services to both resident and non-resident groups. Interns are expected to be engaged in full-time support of CEDO’s field education program during their 13-month stay at CEDO, and flexibility in working hours is required as they may vary tremendously from week to week. Resident duties include: Receiving, orienting, and hosting groups using the CEDO facility. Providing teaching services for student and tour groups. Publishing CEDO Currents, a biannual publication of CEDO’s current events. Organizing special events such as eco-tours, beach cleanups, Earth Day celebration, intercultural exchanges, etc. Management of on-going CEDO exhibits. Assistance in the Visitor Center/ Gift Shop support, Public Relations, Docent volunteer coordinator, General office support. Opportunities for further involvement include: Biological/ecological studies, Social/cultural studies, Environmental Education, Curriculum design and implementation, Exhibit design, Community service Interns will receive a monthly stipend but are responsible for providing for personal transportation, food, and other living expenses. Interns will be provided with housing in the CEDO facility located in the Las Conchas housing development just east of Puerto Peñasco. The facility is equipped with dormitory-style accommodations although interns will be given a private room. Kitchen and new bathroom facilities are available, but towels and linens are not provided. No pets allowed. Additional residency guidelines will be given upon application approval. This is a 13-month position, beginning and ending in July, with a three-week winter vacation period. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a college degree in science, preferably marine biology or related field. Spanish proficiency highly recommended. If you are interested in participating in the internship program, send the following: A letter of inquiry stating your professional interests. Resume. Two references. Richard Boyer, Co-Director, CEDO, E-mail: email@example.com, To: CEDO Internship Program, P.O. Box 44208, Tucson, AZ 85733-4208. Phone: 520-320-5473. Posted: 5/12/05.
Charis Corporation: seeking an innovative and self-motivated biologist to monitor and conserve the fauna of Fort Irwin, a large military training base in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. The wildlife biologist develops and conducts surveys and monitoring activities for sensitive animal species; assesses and documents environmental quality; and collects and disseminates information about the fauna to regional scientists. The wildlife biologist takes an active role in performing many of the following duties: archives, retrieves, and analyzes survey and monitoring data from GIS (Geographic Information Systems); participates in regional ecological monitoring programs, particularly for the threatened desert tortoise; creates maps and analyzes data to determine the status of fauna on Fort Irwin; develops and implements an automated data archiving process for all wildlife related activities; drafts annual reports for USFWS; coordinates university studies and surveys of the desert tortoise, Mohave ground squirrel, and other animal species; and ensures that all data and reports are developed in appropriate digital and written formats. The qualified candidate must be capable of obtaining official California Game Warden status. The qualified candidate will have a BS in Wildlife Biology, Biology, (MS preferred) or related field, with 4 years of increasingly complex and progressive experience. Applicants must be capable of working outside in hot, dry, sunny conditions, and must be able to walk 5 miles and carry loads of up to 25 pounds. Experience with the following is desired: Environmental review process needed for the Endangered Species Act, Sikes Act, and National Environmental Policy Act; Windows software (MS Office, Access, ArcView, ArcGIS); public speaking; desert ecology; desert tortoise (or other reptile) surveys, compliance, or telemetry; report writing and editing; team-building skills; and the ability to work independently. Please see www.charisps.com for more company information. Fax resume to (909) 388-2998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/15/05.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation and Land Management Mentoring Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the National Parks Service. CBG's conservation and land management mentoring program is seeking to place a two college graduates in a five-month paid internship position to assist professional staff at the BLM Arizona Strip Field Office. The interns will assist the mentor and a biological technician in the field with riparian inventory and habitat assessment project for endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. The intern would be requested to complete an inventory protocol course for willow flycatcher surveys, map habitat using GPS and GIS equipment, and map habitat boundaries. The interns will also assist in completion of wildlife fence hazards assessments. The interns would be requested to use GPS and GIS to inventory and map hazardous fence locations in the field, document signs of wildlife access problems, and perform minor maintenance. Each intern will receive training on the Endangered Species Act and related conservation issues at a one-week course held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago. Travel and lodging for the course will be provided. The stipend for the internship is $1650 per month. To apply, send a letter of interest, transcripts, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the address below. Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the USA. Interns will be selected by May 30, 2005. The training course is in late-May and internships begin immediately afterward. Dr. Lara Jefferson, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. email@example.com. Posted: 5/16/05.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation and Land Management Mentoring Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the National Parks Service. CBG’s conservation and land management mentoring program is seeking to place a college graduate in a five-month paid internship position to assist professional staff at the BLM Lakeview Interagency Field Office, Oregon. Primarily, work will involve monitoring the fire effects on vegetation for prescribed burn projects. This will involve establishing pre-burn plots as well as re-reading post-burn plots. We will be utilizing the fire effects monitoring protocols developed by the USFS Missoula Fire Lab. Work will be in both forested and rangeland environments and often in remote areas. This baseline monitoring information will assist in Oregon BLM and Region 6 Forest Service Sensitive plant biological evaluations and hopefully prevent the listing of species that would require Section 7 consultation at the project and Land Use Plan levels. Work will occur on both Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service lands under the Service First Program. Each intern will receive training on the Endangered Species Act and related conservation issues at a one-week course held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago. Travel and lodging for the course will be provided. The stipend for the internship is $1650 per month. To apply, send a letter of interest, transcripts, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the address below by April 25, 2005. Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the USA. Interns will be selected by May 15, 2005. The training course is in late-May and internships begin immediately afterward. Dr. Lara Jefferson, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/21/05.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation and Land Management Mentoring Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the National Parks Service. Are you interested in conservation biology and natural resource management? Would you like to gain hands-on experience through a paid internship? Chicago Botanic Garden’s conservation and land management mentoring program is seeking to place a college graduate in a five-month paid internship position to assist professional staff at the BLM Lakeview Interagency Field Office, Oregon. Primarily, work will involve monitoring the fire effects on vegetation for prescribed burn projects. This will involve establishing pre-burn plots as well as re-reading post-burn plots. We will be utilizing the fire effects monitoring protocols developed by the USFS Missoula Fire Lab. Work will be in both forested and rangeland environments and often in remote areas. This baseline monitoring information will assist in Oregon BLM and Region 6 Forest Service Sensitive plant biological evaluations and hopefully prevent the listing of species that would require Section 7 consultation at the project and Land Use Plan levels. Work will occur on both Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service lands under the Service First Program. Each intern will receive training on the Endangered Species Act and related conservation issues at a one-week course held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago. Travel and lodging for the course will be provided. The stipend for the internship is $1650 per month. To apply, send a letter of interest, transcripts, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the address below by April 25, 2005. Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the United States of America. Interns will be selected by May 15, 2005. The training course is in late-May and internships begin immediately afterward. Dr. Lara Jefferson, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. email@example.com. Posted: 4/21/05.
Chicago Botanic Garden: vPlants is an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded virtual herbarium of the Chicago Region. We are expanding to include "species pages", which will contain a short description along with images of the each taxon. These "species pages" will enhance the content and the accessibility of the on-line herbarium to accommodate a growing public audience of middle- and high school age students, life-long learners, and citizen scientists. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter who can assist the Institute for Plant Conservation department on the vPlants project. Timeframe: 6 months, ideally from July 1 -December 31, 2005 (start and end dates are somewhat flexible). Responsibilities: Writing the descriptions of approximately 120 "species pages" for members of the Orchidaceae, Portulacaceae, and Onagraceae; Search for, retrieve and compile an archive of digital images of plant taxa for "species pages" using Adobe Photoshop; Proofread, provide feedback, and/or edit species page write-ups from partner institutions; Organize volunteers who contribute to compiling images; Manage communication between the Chicago Botanic Garden and the other partner institutions; Participation in a variety of departmental activities both outdoors and indoors, attending seminars, participating in meetings, and interacting closely with botanists, researchers, and conservation scientists. Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology/Botany or a closely related field, Coursework in plant morphology, botany systematics and/or taxonomy, Familiarity with MS Access, Filemaker Pro and Adobe Photoshop, Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Excellent writing and people skills! A working knowledge of the Orchidaceae, Portulacaceae, and Onagraceae in the Midwest would be helpful but not required. For more information, please see the full position description. HOW TO APPLY: Please refer to the internship webpage. Send a letter of interest, a resume or CV (which includes relevant course work), three letters of recommendation and an official or unofficial transcript to: Human Resources, Attn: vPlants Internship, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Applications may also be emailed to: Employment@chicagobotanic.org. Applications must be received by April 22, 2005. For further information please contact: Jennifer L. Ison, Research Intern (firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-835-6972). Posted: 3/10/05.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation Biology Internship, Conservation Science Department. Paid internship will last six months, and will focus primarily on the land use patterns around populations of two federally listed orchid species. We are particularly interested in someone who has computing experience, and is familiar with GIS applications, especially ArcView. Successful applicant can expect to gain some field/laboratory experience in a collaborative working environment. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and two to three letters of recommendation to the address below by April 4th. Start date is mid May (somewhat flexible). Pati Vitt, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. email@example.com. Posted: 3/4/05.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Our conservation and land management mentoring program is seeking to place twenty outstanding college graduates for five-month paid internships to assist professional staff at Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state and field offices or National Parks. We are recruiting suitable applicants who have skills in one or more of the following areas: GIS, Insect ID, Forestry Map and compass, Reptile ID, Soils/geology, Plant ID, Mammal ID, Fieldwork Bird ID, Applied ecology Technical writing, Species monitoring, Wetland ecology Conservation policy, Archaeology, GPS, Endangered Species Act. Each intern will receive training on the Endangered Species Act and related conservation issues at a one-week course. Travel and lodging for the course will be provided. After training, interns will be assigned to work with a mentor at priority BLM or NPS sites throughout the United States; most offices are in the western states. The stipend for the internship is $1650 per month. To apply, send a letter of interest, transcripts, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the address below by February 15, 2005 (extended to March 7, 2005). Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the United States of America. Interns will be selected by April 15, 2005. The training course is in late-May and internships begin immediately afterward. Dr. Lara Jefferson, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. firstname.lastname@example.org. More information. Posted: 2/23/05.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Assistant, Plants of Concern Rare Plant Monitoring Program. Assistant will aid POC coordinator in administering the rare plant monitoring program, with responsibilities in volunteer recruitment, volunteer training through workshops and in the field, volunteer assignments, agency contacts, site visits, rare plant monitoring, collection and organization of monitoring forms, data entry, permit applications, report writing, presentations at volunteer events, and preparation of timely copy for the POC website. Assistant will coordinate with POC intern engaged in related tasks for the overall program. Assistant will participate in Institute for Plant Conservation staff meetings and have the opportunity to interact with other research staff. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, with courses in Biological Science, Environmental Science or related area as well as Social Science or Education. Field experience with plants or plant communities. Experience working with volunteers and ability to work well with people. Strong organizational skills. Computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Overall capacity to help manage a multi-faceted project that coordinates landowners, volunteers and site assignments, working independently as well as in a team context. Reports to: Susanne Masi, Research Botanist, Coordinator of Plants of Concern. Institute for Plant Conservation (email@example.com) No phone calls please. Duration: Starting January 2005 or when position filled. Position is approximately 30 hours per week for 12 months. Position may be extended with additional funding. Some weekend work will be required. Compensation: $12 per hour. Benefits include Workman's Compensation and free courses taken in the School of the Botanic Garden. How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter, including three references, to Human Resources, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022 (firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Posted: 1/11/05.
Colorado State University: We are seeking 1-2 research assistants to help with field work on our NSF-funded study of the ecology of plague in prairie-dog colonies in shortgrass prairie in northern Colorado. Position will primarily involve live-trapping small mammals, collecting tissue and blood samples, and swabbing burrows for fleas. Other duties may include observing and quantifying animal behavior in the field, measuring vegetation and habitat characteristics on study areas, and laboratory work to identify fleas. Undergraduate students interested in opportunities for independent research (Jun-Aug) related to the project should contact Dr. Paul Stapp, California State University Fullerton (714 278 2849; email@example.com). Dates: Full-time from early May through late September 2005 (~5 months) Required: * Previous field experience with live-trapping, handling and marking small mammals, and willingness to learn and employ techniques for collecting blood and tissue samples on anesthetized animals. * Positive attitude and ability to live and work with others in a field setting. * Good physical condition and willingness to work outdoors for extended periods in variable weather conditions. * Familiarity with computers, especially MS Excel. * Valid driver's license. Desirable: * Experience with retro-orbital bleeding and tissue collection. * Interest in mammals, arthropods, ectoparasites (fleas), and grassland ecology. * Identification of fleas using microscope. * Ability to use a GPS unit and to drive a 4WD vehicle. Salary: $1500/mo, plus shared, dormitory-style housing at the SGS Long-Term Ecological Research site near Nunn, Colorado, or similar accommodations. To Apply: Send email with attachment (Word or pdf) that includes a cover letter describing your interest and relevant qualifications, resume, and contact information (telephone number, email) for two references to Dr. Dan Salkeld, firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions are open until filled, but review of applications will begin 8 March 2005. Posted: 3/1/05.
Colorado State University: The Jasper Fire Monitoring of Soil and Vegetation project will hire 1 to 2 field technicians for the 2005 summer field season to assist in the maintenance of permanent field sites, vegetation measurements, and sample collections. This position will require organizational, navigational, and time management skills. Enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals with previous experience working in forests or burned areas are preferable. Thorough training will be provided in all methodologies and with equipment, including the use of GPS. All equipment and remaining supplied will be returned to the project at the end of the season. Fieldwork will be conducted in areas burned by the Jasper fire in 2000 on the Black Hills National Forest in southwestern South Dakota. These sites are similar to other burned sites in that the environment is open, often hot and dry or wet and cool. Monitoring will be conducted under normal summer field conditions for the Black Hills. Working hours vary from 8-10 hours/day, although the crew leader may schedule longer or shorter days or workweeks to facilitate scheduling. For ex., a 40 hours workweek may consist of 5, eight hour days or 4, ten hour days. In the event of inclement weather, a 6th day may be required to complete the work week. Overtime compensation will not be provided. Salary will be commensurate with experience starting at $10.50/hr. Summer housing (May-August) will be provided in or around Custer, SD. Approximate dates of employment are May 15th through August 15th. You will be responsible for transportation to The Black Hills. During the summer, transportation will be provided to/from work sites/house. Please send resumes (in MS Word format) via email to email@example.com. Include telephone number and email address. If you require further information regarding this position, contact Tara Keyser at (970) 491-0491. Posted: 2/23/05.
Cornell University: The Adirondack Fisheries Research Program is hiring two field assistants to help with various fisheries and aquatic research. Responsible field assistants are needed starting in April 2005. (1) Research Technician (Position #03515). Application Deadline: 1 March 2005. Duration of position: 1 April through 31 December 2005 (temporary position, specific dates negotiable). Pay: $10.60/ hour; benefits (health insurance, holiday pay), housing available. The successful applicant would be assigned to the Little Moose Field Station (LMFS; near Old Forge, New York, in the Adirondack Park) to provide support for research projects. Specific duties will include: assist on-going research projects conducted by staff scientists and graduate students; including field sampling, laboratory analysis, and data base management with computer software. Assist in fish culture activities at the LMFS. For additional information, contact Clifford Kraft, Associate Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001. email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 607.255.2775. (2) Field Technician (Position #03564). Application Deadline: 10 March 2005. Duration of position: 20 April 2005 through 20 April 2006 (1 yr., dates negotiable). Pay: $11.80/ hour; benefits (health insurance, holiday pay). The successful applicant will work primarily on two different research projects. The first project is studying the status and recovery of the state-endangered round whitefish. Specific duties will include: collect round whitefish using gill nets, trap nets, and electro fishing in Adirondack lakes; conduct baseline water quality and biotic sampling; count and identify zooplankton and benthic samples; age fish with scales and otoliths; process fish diets; data entry and analysis. The second project studies the effects of woody debris on nutrient cycling in streams in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and/or the White Mountains (New Hampshire). Specific duties include: stream woody debris surveys; aid in the set up and execution of stream nutrient releases; manipulation of woody debris in streams; and potential electrofishing surveys in streams; prepare water samples for chemical and stable isotope analysis; data entry and analysis. Additional opportunities to work on various other projects associated with the AFRP also will be possible. For additional information, contact Geoff Steinhart, Post-Doctoral Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001. email: email@example.com; phone: 607.254.6483. Both positions: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or other formal training in the areas of natural resources, fishery biology, aquatic biology, or ecology. Successful applicants must be in good physical condition, willing to work long hours in inclement weather, be willing to travel for weeks at a time (housing/camping will be provided during travel), be able or willing to learn to operate outboard motors and ATV's, be willing to work in remote locations and to fly in small float-equipped aircraft. We are seeking highly motivated individuals interested in building skills needed to pursue a career in aquatic ecology. Apply online. The jobs are posted under "Staff (non-academic) and Librarian Positions." Please make sure to select the appropriate job number (LMFS Assistant 03515, Field Technician 03564). Posted: 2/21/05.
Cornell University: Research Technician position, one year with possible extension depending on funding. Provide technical support for research focusing on soil C and N cycling processes and plant-microbial interactions. Field duties include plot management, soil and plant sample collection in experimental plots and on commercial farms. Laboratory duties include assisting with stable isotope experiments (15N and 13C), molecular and biochemical techniques 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 and occasional weekend work. Requirements: Bachelors degree in a relevant field of environmental science (soil science, ecology) with one year experience in related field of research, a valid US 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/28/04.
Dartmouth College: Avian Conservation Biology Field Assistants (7) needed mid-March to mid-June 2005 (3 months) to assist in an NSF-sponsored study, co-supervised by Drs. Douglas T. Bolger and Eric L. Walters on the effects of habitat fragmentation and edge effects on avian reproductive success in coastal sage scrub habitat in San Diego, CA. Successful applicants will be part of a field team that includes faculty, post-doc, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. Salary of $1100/mo.; apartment housing provided. Previous nest-finding experience required. Primary duties include determining breeding territories, nest searching, nest monitoring, and basic predator, arthropod, and vegetation surveys. Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hard-working, reliable, and work well as part of a group. Conservation Biology Field Interns (2) needed mid-March to mid-June 2005 (3 months) to assist on the same project as above. Duties as above, though you will work closely with other team members. Training provided. Salary of $550/mo., plus apartment housing. Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and work hard are a must. We especially encourage applicants that are considering going to graduate school. More information and application form. For more information, please contact Dr. Eric L. Walters, Environmental Studies Program, 6182 Steele Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755; email@example.com. Evaluation of applicants will begin Dec. 6th, 2004 and will continue until the positions are filled. Posted: 11/23/04.
Duke University: Summer Research Technicians: Forest Community Ecology. The Clark lab seeks 2-3 field assistants for summer 2005. We study plant community ecology, forest responses to global change, and fire ecology. Our research sites are located in the Duke Forest and in the Southern Appalachians in western North Carolina. Field assistants will help with several ongoing projects to study forest responses to canopy gaps, fire, and herbivore exclusion, monitor environmental variability using a wireless sensor network, and explore fungal pathogen ecology. These projects involve both field work and laboratory analyses. Experience with field work and ecological research a plus, but not required. Start and end dates flexible, but preferably from May through August. Housing and transportation will be provided for trips to the Appalachians. For more information, contact Michelle Hersh (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include in your message a resume or a brief description of your relevant experience. Posted: 4/11/05.
[position filled] Duke University: The Oren lab is seeking a full-time field and laboratory technician (Title: Associate in Research) to work on ecosystem carbon storage/balance projects at the Duke FACE (Free Air CO2 Enrichment) site and surrounding ecosystems. Field measurements include leaf area index, tree diameter increment, litterfall, and soil respiration, as well as maintenance of corresponding equipment/systems. Lab work includes data management, processing of litterfall material, coordination of part-time workers, and assisting with general lab management. Candidates should have a bachelor's or master's degree in biological or forest sciences, be able to work independently, be in good physical condition, be able to work at canopy-level heights, and be able to work occasionally at dawn or dusk. Position starts November 29, 2004 and includes benefits. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Jeffrey Pippen at email@example.com. Posted: 10/22/04.
Eagle Cap Consulting Inc.: looking for field botanists and a botanical crew supervisor to work on a project in Southwest Idaho along the Snake River. The work will involve characterizing upland and riparian plant communities, as well as possibly conducting surveys for rare plants and noxious weeds. The positions will last from approximately May 1 until August 15, 2005. The crews will work 10 hour days with an 8-day-on/6-day-off schedule. A per diem allowance will cover all lodging and meals during the working days. A combination of formal botanical training and related field experience is required. Ideally, a Bachelor's degree in botany with one season (or more) of botanical field experience in western North America is preferred, but we will consider all applicants on an individual basis. Pay is commensurate with training and experience. If interested, please contact the project manager (Randy Krichbaum at 888-272-0270 or firstname.lastname@example.org) before April 5. You will need to provide your resume, along with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Posted: 3/17/05.
Ecological Society of America: Program Manager, Office of Science Programs. Develop and manage workshops, conferences, and publications linking ecological research to decision making and resource management. Must also be able to work with teams of scientists, help develop project web sites, and manage project budgets. MA/MS in ecology or environmental studies, 3-5 years experience. Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills required, and strong background in science. Salary high 30s, excellent benefits. Submit cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to Science Director, ESA, 1707 H Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, fax: 202-833-8775. No calls, please. Posted: 6/28/05.
Ecological Society of America: Policy Analyst. Responsibilities include: tracking environmental legislation and identifying opportunities for scientific input; developing Society statements; writing biweekly policy updates for the membership; organizing congressional briefings, and attending hearings and other relevant meetings. Required: BA degree in environmental science, political science, or related field, and two years of policy experience. The ideal candidate will be a flexible self-starter with excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communications skills. Salary up to mid-$30s plus benefits. To apply, send or fax by August 16, 2004 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: 7/14/04.
Ecological Society of America: Program Assistant, Office of Science Programs. Staff support for annual meeting of 4,000 scientists (manage databases of workshop and paper proposals, serve as POC for authors and reviewers.) Help develop workshops, conferences, and publications linking ecological research and management. BA/BS or MS (preferred) in environmental studies, ecology, or other life science, 2-4 years experience. Excellent database management, organizational, and writing skills required, and working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs. Desktop publishing knowledge desirable. Salary low 30s, competitive benefits. Submit cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references by June 24, 2005, to Science Director, ESA, 1707 H Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, fax: 202-833-8775. No calls, please. Posted: 6/29/04, revised: 6/6/05.
Environmental Careers Organization: Job #788 - Salmon, ID. One Botanical Science Technician is needed to work with two other ECO Associates at the BLM Salmon Field Office staff with an emphasis in botany, range ecology, restoration and monitoring. The Associates will help in the collection of a variety of information (through fish surveys, habitat surveys, vegetation surveys, gathering of climatic and soils data, forest health inventory, water rights, etc) to evaluate resource conditions and resolve issues. For details on the position and qualifications, see the full job ad. Terms: Full-time; 26 weeks, with potential for extension; $13-16/hr DOE; Start Date: June 2005; Deadline: May 31. Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Chris Axling at email@example.com or mail: 1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1515, Seattle, WA 98101. Posted: 5/17/05.
Environmental Careers Organization: JOB #849 - Elko, NV. Two ECO Associates are needed to assist the Elko Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management with lentic riparian functioning condition assessments - one specialist in hydrology, one in soil science. For details, see the full job ad. Terms: Full-time; approximately 17.5 weeks; $15 an hour; Start Date: June 1; Deadline to Apply: May 20. Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to (email preferred): Taylor Neff, Internship Program Coordinator, The Environmental Careers Organization, 1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1515, Seattle, WA 98101. Te: 206-625-1750 x 26, Fax: 206-625-9246, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/12/05.
Environmental Careers Organization: Approximately 40 Desert Biological Monitors are needed to carry out sensitive plant monitoring in the Algodones Dunes with the El Centro field office of the Bureau of Land Management. For details, see the full job ad. Terms: Full-time; Between 9-14 weeks; $13.25 an hour; Start Date: February 14, 2005; Deadline: January 12, 2005. Posted: 1/5/04.
Environmental Concern Inc: National non-profit organization seeking an energetic and creative individual to join our dynamic team of wetland education professionals. The successful candidate will develop and implement hands-on environmental education initiatives in support of our mission to promote the understanding and stewardship of wetlands. Specifically, the Wetland Educator will: * Travel throughout the nation presenting teacher workshops in nationally recognized wetland curriculum materials - WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands and POW! The Planning of Wetlands as well as other wetland related courses ie. Wetland Plant ID, * Travel throughout the nation designing and constructing schoolyard wetland habitats through The MARSH Project, * Plan, schedule, and instruct environmental education programs, workshops, plantings and camps for all ages and audiences, * Assist with designing thematic lesson plans, materials, and courses, * Assist with development of educational exhibits, interpretive brochures, and other educational materials, * Other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications: In addition to a passion for wetlands, applicant should possess a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, natural resource management, science education, biological sciences or related field and at least one (1) year of experience in environmental education program planning and instruction. Applicants must also possess strong organizational, writing and communication skills, be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently, be comfortable working independently and as a team with a diverse client base, skilled at basic computer programs, adjust to seasonal changes in workload. Past experience with schoolyard habitat construction, marketing and databases a plus. This position requires a valid drivers license. Starting Salary: $25k plus competitive benefits package. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Bronwyn Mitchell, Education Director at email@example.com or P.O. Box P, St. Michaels, MD 21663. To learn more about Environmental Concern, please visit us online at www.wetland.org. Posted: 7/1/05.
Fauna Forever Manu: FFM is the flagship training and research programme of CREES (The Rainforest Education & Resource Centre), a Peruvian not-for-profit organisation established in 2002 and based in the city of Cusco that promotes pure and applied research, natural resource management and education in tropical rainforests with an emphasis on the Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. A unique programme designed to develop future leaders in biodiversity assessment, natural resource investigation and protected area management, Fauna Forever Manu provides participants with the opportunity to experience first-hand and close-up a series of tropical ecosystems from lowland rainforest to high-Andean grasslands whilst undergoing professional training which enhance personal and professional skills. The programme consists of 5 components (2 training and 3 practical) that run consecutively one after the other, starting with a general comprehensive training course in tropical ecology, experimental design, leadership development, first-aid, language skills, and project management through to advanced participation in an environmental monitoring project alongside professional Neotropical wildlife biologists. CREES is currently looking to employ: 2 Tropical Ecology and Environmental Monitoring Instructors, 3 Field Research Coordinators, 2 Leadership Instructors, 1 Tropical First Aid Instructor. Job descriptions and application procedure. Application deadlines are 15th or 30th January 2005. Chris Kirkby, Projects Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 1/5/05.
Florida Atlantic University: A field ecologist/technician position is available beginning immediately in the Department of Biological Sciences. The ecologist/technician will assist in two primarily field-based studies on the invasion of Lygodium microphyllum into the Florida Everglades and hydrology of tree islands. Applicants should have a BS/BA or higher degree in ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Applications should contain a cover letter, resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please e-mail application material to Dr. Mary Ann Furedi, email@example.com, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, 33314, USA. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/28/05.
Florida Atlantic University: Two field ecologist/technician positions are available beginning immediately in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Responsibilities will include conducting field research in the Florida Everglades as well as participating in greenhouse/lab projects. Applicants should have a BS/BA or higher degree in ecology, biology or a related discipline. Applications should be received by May 6, 2005 and should contain a brief cover letter and CV, transcripts, and names and contact information for two or more references. Please e-mail applications to Dr. John Volin, firstname.lastname@example.org, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, 33314, USA. Posted: 4/28/05.
Florida Atlantic University: Field Research Technician. Three-month OPS position supporting a study of wading bird nesting ecology on Lake Okeechobee. Duties include aerial and airboat nesting surveys and aquatic prey sampling. Candidate must be highly motivated, willing to travel extensively by small plane and airboat. Qualifications: Candidate should have a BS in biology, wildlife, natural resources, or related field. Candidate should be extremely organized, persistent, and able to work efficiently in subtropical wetland field conditions. Experiences that demonstrate organization, precise data collection, and field research skills are desirable. Salary $1,800-2,400/month commensurate with experience. Position based in Clewiston, Florida. Expected start date February 15, 2005. Applications must be received by December 15, 2004. Send via email, a resume or CV, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a letter of interest to: Dr. Dale Gawlik, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991. email@example.com, 561-297-3333. Posted: 10/27/04.
Florida International University: I have an opening for a field/lab tech to assist with our work in the Florida Everglades. I’m looking for someone with field experience to lead a crew of samplers and supervise processing fish and macroinvertebrate samples. Experience driving boats is a plus. I will hire at the MS level, or BS if appropriate experience can be demonstrated. See JAE 74:322-332 and Wetlands 24:652-664 for examples of to the data you will help to collect. Salaries will be consistent with experience. To inquire further, please contact Joel Trexler, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199; 305-348-1966 voice; firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, send an email with a cover letter describing your interest and a CV with names and contact information of references. Posted: 5/9/05.
Florida International University: The Global Water for Sustainability Program (GLOWS) is currently looking for 2-3 interns to help gather and manage information on freshwater conservation activities and aquatic science worldwide. GLOWS is a consortium financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that works to increase social, economic, and environmental benefits to people through clean water, healthy aquatic ecosystems and sustainable water resources management. GLOWS partner organizations include Florida International University (FIU), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), World Vision, Lake Net, and Amizade, in addition to numerous local institutions at project locations worldwide. The GLOWS program is based at the Institute for Sustainability Sciences at FIU in Miami, FL. Interns will be primarily responsible for compiling information and creating a database about water-related projects sponsored by USAID missions and GLOWS partners worldwide. They will also be responsible for conducting regular searches of the scientific literature and will assist in writing GLOWS project reports. Interns will work directly with the GLOWS program director, Dr. Michael McClain, and technical coordinator, Dr. Elizabeth Olivas. Interns will be expected to work at least 20 hours a week. Interns should have a strong interest in environmental studies, particularly freshwater resource issues, and excellent communication and computer skills. Interns must be fluent in English; some knowledge of another language (especially Spanish) is a plus. The internship is open to anyone who has been awarded or is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or a related field. This is a paid position and an excellent opportunity for anyone who is thinking of pursuing a graduate degree in an environmental field. To apply for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter, and one letter of reference via email to Elizabeth Olivas (email@example.com) by May 15, 2005. Posted: 05/05/05.
Florida Park Service: We are currently seeking to hire an OPS exotic plant removal technician for Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Work will include mechanical and herbicide treatment of exotic invasive plants and assisting with prescribed burning and other resource management activities. Although experience is preferred, it is not necessary as training will be provided. Applicant should be interested in resource management issues and a career or further education in the biological sciences. Most work time will be spent outdoors in a variety of conditions. Salary will start at $10 an hour. Please send a letter describing all past experience and a resume to Philip Myers, Biologist, Florida Park Service, District 5 Administration, 13798 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33455, fax 772-223-2591, or e-mail at Philip.Myers@dep.state.fl.us. Posted: 5/3/05.
Florida Park Service: Two full time AmeriCorps (11-month/1700 hours, $900/month - $4725 education award upon completion of time) positions are available. Duties will include working in different parks in the southeast district to design specific interpretive materials and programs on the impact of exotic invasive plant species in Florida ecosystems, removal of exotic plants, assisting on prescribed burns, learning and using GPS/GIS systems for mapping exotic vegetation, working with volunteers and other interpretive and natural resource tasks. Please call or e-mail for an application (which can be downloaded) or with any questions. Philip Myers, Florida Park Service, 13798 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, Fl 33455, phone: 1-772-546-0900, Philip.Myers@dep.state.fl.us. Posted: 11/16/04.
Florida State University: Dr. Brian Inouye and Dr. Nora Underwood are looking for a research assistant to help with a variety of studies on the ecology of plants and insects. Ongoing projects in our labs that this assistant will be involved with include the role of spatial variation in host-parasitoid interactions, and effects of induced plant resistance on plant-herbivore interactions. Duties will include work in the lab, greenhouse and field. Whoever fills this full-time position will also be encouraged to take advantage of the interactive Ecology and Evolution Group at FSU by participating in seminars and discussion groups of interest. We are hoping for a one-year commitment. Starting date flexible, but as soon as July (or possibly part-time in June) 2005. Bachelor's degree and some research experience required. To apply, or for more information, please email Dr. Inouye (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Underwood (email@example.com). For applications, please include your CV, a letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references. Posted: 3/17/05.
Fordham University: Research Technician in Freshwater Ecology. A position is available April 15, 2005 for a full-time research technician at the Louis Calder Center - Biological Field Station. The researcher will join a research program studying several aspects of freshwater ecology, including: - Algal biodiversity and its importance to stream ecosystem function, - Stoichiometric and nutritional relationships in stream and river foodwebs, - Biogeographic and molecular studies of stream algal populations. The person will assist in field studies conducted at local and remote sites, sampling and analysis of benthic and planktonic algal communities, maintaining laboratory and field instruments, long-term monitoring of Calder Lake, and chemical analysis of water and biological materials. Duties also involve assisting graduate students with field and lab projects, as well as general lab and data management. There will be opportunities to participate in publications resulting from current research and attendance at scientific meetings. Required experience includes training in limnology and phycology, collection, processing, and identification of freshwater algae (including diatoms), and data analysis using spreadsheets and statistical software. -Desired skills include experience in water chemistry analysis, algal culture techniques, PCR and DNA sequencing, fluorescence microscopy, or Arc-GIS. The position will be funded for at least two years, and may be renewed additional years pending availability of funds. Salary is negotiable, starting at $28k per year plus benefits, depending on experience and qualification. A Bachelor's degree with research experience is required; a Master's degree is desirable. Send resume and names of references to: Dr. John D Wehr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Louis Calder Center - Biological Station, Fordham University, PO Box 887, Armonk, NY, 10504. Posted: 3/30/05.
Fort A.P. Hill: Department: Range & Training Land Assessments (RTLA); Position Title: Field Technician; Number of Openings: Three-four (3-4); Location: U.S. Army Garrison, Fort A.P. Hill (near Fredericksburg VA.); Duration: June - August 2005; Salary: $10-12/hr.; Description: This is a full-time, seasonal position. RTLA is an ecological inventory and analysis program that collects data on natural resource conditions and trends. Field technicians are needed to conduct a forest fuel loading assessment of pine and hardwood forests located on the installation. Technicians will be trained in Continuous Forest Inventory and United States Forest Service, Coarse Woody Debris sampling techniques. Duration of the work will vary depending upon candidate availability but funding is available for a 12-13 week period. Candidates are expected to be capable of working as part of a two or three-person team under adverse field conditions (temperature, humidity, insects etc.) with limited supervision. Qualifications (any or all of the following): i.) Experience in conducting forest inventory, fuel loading and/or vegetation sampling ii.) Knowledge of the dendrology and taxonomy of southeastern flora (woody species) iii.) Proficiency using dichotomous keys to identify plant species iv.) Enrollment in, or recent graduate (within 3 years) from, a 2-year or 4-year degree granting institution. v). Ease with working in the out-of-doors vi.) Ability to work and learn on the job vii.) Drivers License and be a US Citizen. Preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated level of experience and/or an academic interest in forestry or the natural resources. Lodging is not provided but assistance will be offered in locating local housing. Contact Information: Jason R Applegate Coordinator, Range & Training Land Assessments (RTLA) Fort A.P. Hill, VA; (804) 633–8465; email: Jason_R_Applegate@belvoir.army.mil; Mailing Address: Building 1220 Attn: Jason Applegate, 19952 North Range Road, Fort A.P. Hill, VA. 22427. Send resume, transcripts (unofficial or copies), and 2 letters of recommendation to above. Closing Date: April 22, 2005. Posted: 1/5/05, revised: 3/9/05.
Fort Jackson: Seasonal Field Botany Position. The Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) program, a component of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program, is responsible for monitoring land condition at Army installations through vegetation and animal surveys, and degradation surveys, and is instrumental in the rehabilitation and maintenance of these lands. The RTLA program on Fort Jackson, SC is hiring one botany field technician. The technician will assist permanent personnel establishing a permanent vegetation plot system, collecting qualitative and quantitative data including land use, ground disturbance and cover, and plant composition. The technician will also gain experience assisting in wetland delineation, GPS mapping, and GIS processing using ArcView and other GIS programs. Successful applicant will be employed by ORISE. Requirements: Someone majoring in botany, forestry, environmental studies or related field. Knowledge of South Carolina/Southeastern flora or plant taxonomy training, and knowledge of field monitoring methods is required. Due to the nature of the work, applicants should also be willing and able to work in and endure the heat and humidity of the southeast, drive a 4x4 jeep, use a compass and topographic maps, and be familiar with computer operation and data entry. Familiarity with GPS and GIS is a plus. Duration of employment: May-Sept, 2005. College students are welcome to apply; start and end dates may be adjusted to correspond to summer break. Successful applicants will work 40 hours per week. Salary: $10.75 - $11.00/hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications. All application materials must be received by 06 May 2005. Successful applicant must complete an ORISE application. Application procedure: Send cover letter, resume, transcripts (photocopies are fine) and 3 references to: Beth-Anee Johnson, RTLA Coordinator, DPTM/ITAM, 2179 Sumter St, Fort Jackson, SC 29207. email@example.com, phone - (803)-751-6427, fax - (803)-751-4171. Posted: 4/21/05.
Geo-Marine, Inc.: field biologists to participate in a study of the Mexican Spotted Owl in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico from the beginning of April to the end of July 2005. Duties throughout the field season include surveying for and identifying breeding status of owls, observing owl behaviors at selected nest sites, collecting video and audio recordings, and conducting vegetation surveys at the nest sites and within the study area. 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 long hours of extensive hiking at night throughout rugged and steep-sloped terrain at high altitudes (approximately 8000 ft.). Applicant should be able to hike with a 30+ lb. pack. Working hours vary each day, but can be up to 12 hours at a time and some overnight work is expected. Applicants should be in good physical condition. Employees will be housed in a field encampment during the entire four month season. They will have access to a food storage area, refrigerator, field showers, potable water, and electricity. Employees will be provided with simple camping equipment for use during overnight work 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 and other amenities will be limited. Field vehicles will be provided for work use only; employees may bring their personal 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. Ability to work full time for the entire field season (four months). Qualification: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 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. Duration: April 4, 2005 - late-July. Start Date: April 4, 2005 (no exceptions). To apply, send resumes to: Dana Banwart, Geo-Marine, Inc., 11846 Rock Landing Blvd, Suite C, Newport News, VA 23606. (757) 873-3702 phone, (757) 873-3703 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 2/15/05. Posted: 1/10/05.
Grand Canyon Trust: field ecologists to assist in conducting a baseline ecological assessment of the Kane and Two Mile ranches, north of the Grand Canyon. Field ecologists will use a variety of field sampling techniques to systematically collect on-the-ground data describing vegetation community and soil characteristics. The field season will extend from May through August (and possibly beyond). Field crews will work 10-hour days, spending 8 days in the field, then six days off. Food will be provided. Desired Qualifications - Two years experience conducting field ecology work; OR - B.S. in Biology, Ecology, or a related field and one season conducting applied ecological research in the field; OR - Equivalent combination of training and experience - Familiarity with the flora of northern Arizona (or the ability to quickly learn) - Ability and desire to work over extended periods of time in harsh and physically strenuous conditions Pay for field ecologists is $10-$12/hr., depending on experience. Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to Ethan Aumack (email@example.com) at the Grand Canyon Trust, or by mail to Ethan Aumack, Grand Canyon Trust, 2601 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ, 86001. Posted: 4/12/05.
Green Diamond Resource Company: timber & land management company is seeking a Field Biologist to join its fish and wildlife group. This person will coordinate and act as the field crew leader for research studies, water typing, wildlife surveys and effectiveness monitoring in support of the Green Diamond HCP, Forest Practice compliance and TMDL monitoring requirements on NW (WA & OR) timberlands. The incumbent will have to develop innovative solutions to difficult natural resource sampling challenges and will play an active role in developing, implementing and reporting the results from research projects. Northwest Timberlands covers 420,000 acres of second growth timber in western Washington and Oregon. The incumbent may work anyplace on this ownership which encompasses forested, riverine, and wetland habitats of considerable variety. The position is based at Shelton, WA. This job is physically demanding and requires working on steep slopes in a wide range of adverse weather and field conditions. Educational requirements are a 4-year degree in biology or a related resource field with a minimum 2 years of field experience. Must have good communication skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet computer programs. GIS and GPS experience is a plus. Qualified individuals can request an application packet by calling (360) 427-4749, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Competitive salary and benefits. Posted: 9/17/04.
Gulf South Research Corporation: GSRC, a small woman-owned, 8(a) environmental consulting firm, is seeking to fill a Project Manager position for our Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. The ideal candidate will have a B.S. degree (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in either planning or natural resources plus at least 5 years of experience in managing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), wetland ecology/delineation, protected species, and natural resources projects. The successful candidate must be capable of managing multiple clients/projects, be willing to travel nationwide, and work on a variety of projects and tasks. Experience identifying southeastern and southwestern U.S. flora, preparing mitigation and monitoring plans, Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP), or writing Biological Assessments & Evaluations is a plus. The position will require office and field work, as well as some marketing efforts. Field projects may run from one day to up to a week or more depending on staff availability, project, and location. Responsibilities: The Project Manager would prepare Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Biological Assessments & Evaluations, and wetland delineation reports. Duties may also include, but would not be limited to scheduling or assisting environmental staff, project supervision, attending meetings, or conducting field surveys such as protected species surveys, wetland delineations, habitat investigations, and other natural resource investigations. GSRC offers a competitive salary plus a generous benefits package. Interested candidates should submit their resume and references to: Gulf South Research Corporation, Attention: Project Manager Vacancy, 8081 GSRI Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70820. Or by email to: email@example.com. Position is open until filled. Posted: 3/14/05.
Harvard Forest: Summer Field Botanist. I am looking for field assistants to participate in a long-term, landscape study of habitat invasibility to plant invaders in Cape Cod National Seashore. The research projects include a restoration ecology experiment and manipulative experiments to investigate the factors that promote invasion into heathlands and black locust forests. This research involves outdoor work in variable weather with lots of field identification and hiking throughout the Cape. Plant identification skills and previous field work experience are desirable. Some data entry and lab work will be required. Both undergraduate and post-graduates may apply. The dates available are June 6 to August 12th (flexible). I can provide room at Cape Cod National Seashore with a stipend of $1600/month. Please contact Betsy Von Holle (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the position. To Apply: Send a letter of interest detailing plant identification skills and previous research, contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) for three references, and resume to the attention of Betsy Von Holle, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, Petersham, MA 01366 by April 4th, 2005. Applications may also be sent to email@example.com or faxed to (978) 724-3595. Posted: 3/8/05.
Harvard Forest: Summer 2005 Research Program in Ecology, Assistant Program Coordinator/Resident Advisor (TWO 14-week positions available beginning May 16, 2005). For twelve weeks in May-August 2005, thirty 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; 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; 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 $12/hour plus room and full board. Temporary position from May 16 to August 26, 2005 - 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. The Assistants have private rooms, 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 to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information. For questions, please contact: Edythe Ellin, Director of Administration, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, 324 N. Main Street, Petersham, MA 01366. (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 978-724-3302, Fax 978-724-3595). Posted: 2/4/05.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Entomology Internship - U.S. Geological Survey - Kilauea Field Station. Closing date: Jan. 31, 2005. Two interns are needed to assist with field and laboratory research to survey native and alien invertebrate populations as well as with studies directed at conservation of rare endemic species and alien species control. Approximately two days per week will be devoted to population monitoring of western yellowjacket wasps and two-spotted leafhoppers, with the potential for surveying drosophila and ants. Interns will also assist with small-scale trials relating to wasp bait efficacy and effects of non-target insects. Three days per week will be devoted to laboratory work for studies of feral pig disturbance and nutrient limitation on litter and soil arthropods in Hawaiian forests. The primary duty is sorting preserved insects from pan traps, pitfall traps, and soil and litter samples to the taxonomic level of order or below. Additional lab and office duties include invertebrate processing, as well as data entry, proofing, and some data analysis. Interns may also assist with a global climate change research project and other project duties as assigned. Interns must be able to perform repetitive, mundane tasks with sustained accuracy. Undergraduate seniors or recent graduates with coursework in entomology or related fields are encouraged to apply. Previous experience identifying insects or other invertebrates is desirable. Familiarity with invertebrate taxonomy, insect orders and insect morphology; ability to identify insects to order by sight; and ability to use keys to identify insects to family or species are highly desirable. Familiarity with dichotomous keys and Microsoft XP is helpful. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, willing to work in rugged, montane mesic and wet forests, and be prepared to work around live insects. Map and compass skills are also desirable. Positions require a 4-month commitment, starting in February. Housing and stipend ($400/month), field equipment, and training are provided. Interns are responsible for airfare to and from Hilo, HI. Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial copy of transcripts, and the email addresses of 3 references to Karl Magnacca, email: email@example.com (or you may fax your application to 808.967.7153). Posted: 1/21/05.
The Heinz Center: In collaboration with the National Academies, we are seeking a candidate for a term (9 month) Research Associate position, with potential for longer term engagement. The project involves selection and refinement of key indicators of environmental condition at the national level, as a component of the Key National Indicators Initiative, which will also include indicators of social and economic conditions. The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree and experience in dealing with indicators, environmental monitoring or related fields, and an interest in contributing to a large scale, high level national effort. Database skills a plus. Please send letters of interest and resume/CV to Robin O'Malley, Program Manager, The Heinz Center, firstname.lastname@example.org. The full position description for this job can be viewed at www.nationalacademies.org; position number 050042-7. Applicants must also submit their materials to the NRC for formal consideration for this position. Posted: 3/23/05.
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest: Summer Work, Forest Service Crew. The work this summer will involve several on-going studies that are scheduled for re-measurement of vegetation conditions. The Blue River Landscape Strategy is a study that looks at planning harvest in a way that uses the historical fire history of the watershed to design prescriptions. We'll be monitoring post-treatment conditions in upland as well as riparian vegetation. Experience in keying out plants is critical. We'll also be measuring changes in stream channel conditions in small streams. The Uneven-Aged Management Plan is an experiment in different thinning techniques in young (~40 year old) managed stands to create more diverse, uneven-aged stand conditions. Again, the focus is on measuring changes in vegetation. Measurements have to be taken between June 15 and September 15 for consistency. Additional information is available at http://www.fsl.orst.edu/lter/. Applicants who will be students in the fall can apply with a resume, transcripts, and letter from your advisor stating that you will be enrolling for fall classes. You also need a form OF-306 that states you're not a convicted felon. These forms are available at any forest service office. The applications can come directly to Cheryl Friesen at McKenzie River Ranger District, 57600 McKenzie Hwy., McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413. For those who have a degree or will graduate in June 2005 and are not planning to go on to graduate school in the fall, you must apply through the Forest Service temporary hiring process. Information on job openings is available on the web at USAJOBS. Look for Oregon or the Willamette National Forest. Complete your application by setting up a profile here. Jobs will be GS-4 or GS-5 ($11.43 to $12.79/hour) depending on experience and class work. One GS-7 ($15.85/hr.) crew leader position will also be hired. Job series can be either Forestry Technician (0462) or Biological Science Technician (0404). We will request a list of applicants in April, but you can submit your application as soon as the job announcement shows up. Dorm-type housing is provided at the headquarters of the experimental forest, near Blue River Oregon. The workweek consists of 4 10-hour days, allowing for 3-day weekends. Questions? Contact Cheryl (541-822-7226, email@example.com). Posted: 2/4/05.
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest: field crew positions (June 20-September 19, 2005) are available to assist in studies of upland and riparian forests in the mountains of western Oregon and Washington. Duties include measuring tree growth and mortality on research sites that range from recently disturbed areas to old-growth forests. Crew will be based at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon. Additionally, crew will participate in several camping trips for up to 10 days. Lodging is provided at H.J. Andrews, and the salary range is $10-12/hour or more, depending on experience. Application deadline: April 1, 2005. Send or email cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, phone and email addresses for 2 references to: Howard Bruner, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR. 97331. For more information contact Howard Bruner (541-737-8520, firstname.lastname@example.org) or see http://www.fsl.orst.edu/lter under opportunities. Posted: 1/19/05.
Hudsonia Ltd.: a nonprofit scientific research institute, is seeking a field biologist/GIS specialist to carry out habitat mapping projects, and conduct other biological field work in southeastern New York. Candidate must be familiar with northeastern U.S. botany, have demonstrated expertise with ArcView GIS, and have excellent writing skills. Additional field biology skills and experience (e.g., birds, herps, mammal, invertebrates), experience with stereoscopic aerial photointerpretation, and experience managing large GIS projects are preferred. Responsibilities include map analysis and air photo interpretation for predicting habitats, GIS mapping, field habitat assessments, data management, writing reports and scientific papers, giving public presentations, working with municipal agencies, and managing multiple projects and staff. Candidate must have good interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate well with landowners, public officials, and the general public. Candidate must be able to work independently on their own projects, and to work closely with other staff in a small organization. Candidate must have personal vehicle for travel to field sites, and be able to conduct field work alone on foot year-round. Send letter, resume, three scientific or technical writing samples, and names and contact information for at least three professional or academic references to: Gretchen Stevens, Hudsonia Ltd., PO Box 5000, Annandale, NY 12504, or e-mail to email@example.com. Closing date: 31 July 2005 or when position is filled. Posted: 6/10/05.
Idaho Dept. of Commerce and Labor: We are seeking six highly motivated biological technicians to participate in a large-scale assessment of anthropogenic disturbance regimes on shrubland plant and vertebrate communities in Wyoming, northern Colorado, southwestern Montana, and southeastern Utah. We are seeking biologists that have experience in identifying and sampling at least one, preferably two, of the following taxa: birds, mammals, reptiles, and plants. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience using GIS for navigation and site selection purposes and that have previously worked in physically demanding jobs, involving hiking and camping in rugged terrain. The six positions are full-time employment, stationed in Lander, Wyoming, from April 15 to August 15, 2005. Pay is $12.79/hour for GS-5 and $15.85/hour for GS-7. Typical workweek will be 40 hours, but shifts will vary depending on weather and areas sampled. Duties include: 1) collect data on vegetation characteristics and distribution and abundance of target animal species following the project study plan, 2) assist in travel logistics, planning of fieldwork, and locating study sites, and 3) collaborate with project principal investigators to compile, interpret, and tabulate field data according to established project protocols. Apply at Idaho Commerce and Labor web site under job number ID1130208 (GS-7) and ID1130205 (GS-5). Please read GS grade requirements carefully before applying. Applications must be received by Jan. 30, 2005. College transcript must be included with applications; unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For inquiries please contact Matthias Leu, USGS, Boise ID, phone: 208-426-2598. Posted: 12/20/04.
Idaho State University: We are seeking summer field assistants to aid in a vegetation monitoring project of kipukas, patches of shrub-steppe habitat surrounded by ancient lava flows. Because of their remoteness and inaccessiblity to livestock, kipukas represent some of the last fragments of anthropogenically undisturbed high desert habitat in the US. We are studying the effects that patch size, soil characteristics, elevation, and other factors have on the plant diversity of kipukas. Assistants will be part of a field team that will travel by vehicle and foot to kipukas, and employ a variety of methods to quantify vegetation and soil cover. Knowledge of shrub-steppe flora is not required, but assistants should be enthusiastic learners and have an interest in ecological field work. The work does not involve heavy physical labor, but assistants must be willing to work in a rugged desert environment. The work will sometimes involve car camping in the field for several nights at a time. Ideal candidates should be available May 1 - June 15. There is a stipend of $1200/mo. Shared housing at Craters of the Moon NM will be provided. The job will remain open until all positions are filled. Please send resume/C.V.,cover letter, and contact information for 3 references (electronic of hard copy) to: Cameron Pedersen, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Box 8007, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83209; or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/10/05.
Idaho State University: Funding is available for an Ecology/GIS/remote sensing associate. The project is NASA funded and will examine variability in vegetation in areas with different land-use histories, over large areas of sagebrush steppe in SE Idaho. The position could be arranged into a graduate position, for either a MS or PhD. Funding is availble for 3 years. Interested candidates should have a demonstrated backround in ecology, ArcGIS, and remote sensing (ENVI, ERDAS). Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should contact: Matt Germino, Idaho State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Pocatello ID 83209. 208-282-3285, email@example.com. Posted: 9/28/04.
Institute for Applied Ecology: During the 2005 field season, the IAE and the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO) will co-sponsor internships in plant conservation biology. This program is intended to provide an initial research experience to individuals considering conservation biology as a career choice. It is especially appropriate for students who have recently completed or will soon finish their undergraduate degree and desire field experience before attending graduate school. Open to anyone, priority will be given to life science (especially botany or biology) undergraduates, recent graduates, or individuals seriously thinking of a change in career towards conservation. Applicants must be available in early May (preference will be given to applicants who can start by May 2, 2005 or earlier). We are currently recruiting for full-time summer interns to assist with our ongoing field projects, including endangered plant monitoring, management, and restoration, development of invasive weed control methods, and regional research to evaluate prairie restoration methods. The internships typically run 12-14 weeks from early May through mid-August, and will be involved with a diversity of field and lab projects dealing with plant demography, population monitoring, habitat management, species re-introduction, and vegetation sampling. Interns receive a net hourly wage of $7.35/hr in addition to reimbursement of travel expenses associated with fieldwork (food and lodging). Extensive fieldwork (often including overnight car-camping or motels) will be required, so applicants should be in good physical condition. Approximately 50% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight. All activities will be coordinated out of Corvallis, Oregon, requiring interns to live in the mid-Willamette Valley area. Housing is not provided. The deadline for internship applications is March 18, 2005. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, relevant college transcripts or course list, and two letters of recommendation to the address below. Be sure to state when you would be available to start work (this is a MUST). Finalists may be interviewed in Corvallis, Oregon or by phone. If you have any questions, please contact: Tom Kaye, Institute for Applied Ecology, 563 SW Jefferson Ave, Corvallis, Oregon 97333. phone: (541) 753-3099, fax: (541) 753-3098, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/24/05.
Institute for Bird Populations: Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. Many Field Biologist Interns are needed to operate constant effort mistnetting and banding (MAPS) stations throughout the continental U.S. Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital rates that cause changes in North American landbird populations. Positions are available in the Northwest region (Alaska, Montana, Oregon, and Washington), California, the Western Midwest/Texas region (Missouri and Texas), and the Eastern Midwest/East region (Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, West Virginia and North Carolina). Interns are accepted into a given region and, after training, are assigned to a specific location. Internships are from 1 May (23 Apr for Midwest/TX) through 8 August. Enthusiastic individuals with previous birding and/or field research experience are preferred. Prior banding experience is not necessary as 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 more information and application materials please visit www.birdpop.org or contact SARA MARTIN, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. FAX 415-663-9482, PH 415-663-1436, email@example.com. Posted: 2/23/05.
Institute for Bird Populations: Field Biologists needed to train and supervise interns operating constant effort mist netting and banding stations for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. Positions available in several states, including Texas, Missouri, and Indiana/Kentucky. Positions extend from May 1 (April 23 in Missouri and Texas) through August 8, 2004. Applicants must have previous experience with the MAPS protocol, and advanced skills in bird banding, ageing and sexing of landbirds in the hand, birdsong identification, and habitat structural assessment. Applicants should also have an excellent detailed working knowledge of the plumages and molts of landbirds in the appropriate regions. Preference will be given to those with a BS in Biology or related natural resources field. Previous MAPS field biologist interns are especially encouraged to apply. Demonstrated leadership skills, attention to detail, good physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn, and the ability to endure sometimes difficult field conditions are required. A reliable field vehicle is a must. A salary of $2000 per month and on-the-job mileage reimbursement are provided. Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital rates that cause changes in North American landbird populations. To apply, send a cover letter, professional resume, and current contact information for three references that are familiar with your professional experience and qualifications to Bob Wilkerson, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. FAX415-663-9482, PH415-663-2051, Email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/23/05.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Full-time, temporary (approximately mid May to mid November) Project Assistants needed for research on the ecology of Lyme disease in New York's Hudson River Valley. Research focuses on the relationships among mammalian and avian communities, ticks, bacteria, and Lyme disease risk. Duties include live-trapping small mammals, point-count estimates of songbird abundance, sampling abundance of ticks, and laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme-disease bacterium. Work is conducted in small teams within forested sites in Dutchess County, NY. Field research involves early morning and late afternoon hours and moderately strenuous activities. Prior field experience with small mammals or songbirds is highly desirable. On-site housing is available. Consideration of applications will begin on March 25th. Please submit via email a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Sarah Bakke, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, 65 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545. Be sure to cite Job Number 05012. Posted: 3/9/05.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Research Assistant, full-time, starting date is flexible, but prefer candidate who can start September 2004 and stay at least two years. Salary commensurate with experience. Duties: Coordinate and carry out research that investigates the effects of grassland plants on soils. Duties include laboratory analyses of plant and soil samples, setup and maintenance of greenhouse experiments, field sampling of plants and soils, and data entry. Position requires ability to work independently, good organizational ability, and close attention to detail. Background: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or related field. Previous research experience is preferred. Closing Date: August 4, 2004 or when position is filled. Originator: Dr. Valerie T. Eviner To apply, please e-mail a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #04027-I, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, New York 12545. E-mail: Jobs@ecostudies.org. Posted: 7/26/04.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Wetland Monitoring Assistant (1): late May – August 2005. The Water Monitoring Section is looking for one summer Wetland Monitoring Assistant to work on a wetland monitoring project. The assistant will work with a wetland monitoring biologist to measure, collect, and record biological, chemical and physical data from 40 – 60 wetlands located in north-central Iowa. This data will be used to assess the ecological condition of wetlands in regards to a statewide initiative to improve water quality and track trends in wetland health. Duties: - Assist with rapid site visits/evaluations of wetlands in north central Iowa - Assist with field sampling methods and the collection of water, sediment and biological samples - Assist with all equipment used with field sampling work which will include the following: 4-wheel drive trucks and trailer, operation of an ATV, , canoe/boat, multi-parameter sampling probes, basic field collection techniques, computer, GPS unit, digital camera, and any other related tools - GIS map interpretation, landowner contacts related to gaining permission to access wetlands on private land. Applicant must be willing to work long hours in the field under all types of weather conditions, travel overnight and on weekends, able to do moderate physical work, wading and walking in marshy areas, and have a good understanding of basic wetland ecology and outdoor skills. Starting salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Deadline: May 5, 2005 If interested please send a cover letter and resume to: Vince Evelsizer, Iowa DNR, Wetland Biologist, 109 Trowbridge Hall, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Call: (319) 335 – 1574, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 4/25/05.
Island Conservation: IC, a science based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing extinctions and protecting natural ecological and evolutionary processes on islands, seeks a: Science writer/Grants Manager - full time. This position works with the Executive Director to raise money from foundations and individuals for biodiversity conservation on islands worldwide; works with IC program managers to manage all grants; and works with IC staff to support conservation efforts by producing and editing written and visual materials. Please see the full position description for details on the position and how to apply. Posted: 3/4/05.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary Hourly Research Worker positions from mid-May through August and mid-May through November. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. The employees will assist with all aspects of ongoing research, which include a variety of field, greenhouse, and lab-based work, vegetation sampling, weeding and maintenance of seed propagation garden, data entry into computer spreadsheets and other related tasks as necessary. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician and the Staff Scientist. The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Requirements: Ability to conduct moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding field conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects), and independently follow instructions is required. Qualifications: B.S. degree or coursework in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology or a related field. Experience with plant identification, and computer and laboratory-related experience is preferable. Compensation: $9 per hour without housing; $7 per hour with on-site housing. No benefits package. A letter of application, resume, and a list of three references with phone numbers along with a list of pertinent botany/ecology/forestry courses should be mailed to: Cindy Craft, Plant Ecology Position, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870, faxed to (229)734-4707 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specific questions regarding this position should be directed to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled. Posted: 8/16/04, revised: 3/22/05.
Kansas State University: Research Assistant. Duties include assisting with collection, processing and analyses of soil and plant samples for grassland ecological studies; assisting with field operations, including set-up and maintenance of field experiments, application of experimental treatments, field measurements of plant and soil characteristics, downloading and processing data; and maintaining laboratory records. Requires B.S. in Biology, Ecology or related field; experience with ecological methods; driver's license, or ability to qualify for license; computer skills, including Excel spreadsheets; and ability to work in a team environment. Familiarity with Campbell Scientific dataloggers a plus. Field activities may include: - assisting with annual setup, teardown, and ongoing operation of two large climate change projects, the Rainfall Manipulation Plots, and the Prairie Microcosm Experiment, both located at the Konza Prairie LTER site. - collecting plant and soil samples, field measurements of plant growth, community composition, root production, and soil respiration - measurements of canopy light availability and other environmental variables. Lab activities may include: - processing soil and plant samples for analyses - analysis of root production using Rootracker digital root image analysis software - maintaining lab records; entering data into Excel spreadsheets. To apply, send letter of application, CV or resume, and names of three professional references to: John Blair (email@example.com), Division of Biology, 232 Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Review of applications begins March 21. Posted: 2/28/05.
Kansas State University: Applications are solicited for a full-time Information Manager (IM) for the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at Kansas State University. The IM maintains a comprehensive database and project information system for the Konza Prairie LTER program. Responsibilities include maintaining and designing databases for biological, meteorological, geochemical, geospatial, and other types of ecological data; ensuring consistency and integrity of data; overseeing processing and archival of long-term data; and implementing new applications and enhancements to existing LTER information management systems as needed. The IM coordinates local activities with the LTER Network Office and IMs from other LTER sites to insure compatibility with the LTER Network Information System. The IM also maintains the Konza LTER website and oversees local computer network management. Opportunities exist for participation in LTER research activities, including synthesis of LTER data, collaboration with other LTER scientists, and independent research in the applicant's area of expertise. The position will be filled as Information Manager - Research Assistant/Associate, dependant on qualifications. 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 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 skills. Relevant computer skills at either level include database design, dynamic web application and implementation, MS SQL Server 2000 administration and programming, and Windows-based networking, as well as familiarity with .NET, XML, XSLT and at least one programming language (e.g., Java). Additional preferred skills include scripting with Perl, Python and/or PHP. Familiarity with GIS-related software (ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcSDE), while not required, would be a plus. The appointment will be in the Division of Biology at Kansas State and affiliated with the LTER program and the Konza Prairie Biological Station. Salary is commensurate with experience and full university benefits apply. Funding is provided by a continuing National Science Foundation LTER grant and the position is renewable annually. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references to John Blair, Chair, Information Manager Search Committee, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 232 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Fax 785-532-6653. Review of Applications will begin October 29, 2004, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/27/04.
Los Alamos National Laboratory: Funding is available to support one full-time research assistant interested in participating in research on community, physiological, and ecosystem ecology within the Eco-hydrology team at our Environmental Research Park. The selected applicant will be responsible for 1) maintaining long-term monitoring of vegetation dynamics and environmental/climatic conditions at the Park, and 2) maintaining continuous measurements of stable isotope composition, carbon flux, and water flux at the Park. The Park is a Piñon-Juniper woodland located at ~7000’ elevation on the slope of the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico. Research at other sites and with numerous University and National Laboratory scientists will also occur. The position salary is $39k per year with a Bachelor’s degree. The position may be renewed annually depending on performance and funds. Applicants must be willing and sufficiently fit to work long hours in the field, sometimes at remote locations, and must be eager to learn about ecology. Experience with electronics, data loggers, or technical instrumentation is beneficial but not required. Applicants with a background in biology, chemistry, physics, or computer science that are interested in field work are particularly encouraged to apply. Please send a c.v., transcript(s) and contact information for three references to: Nate McDowell, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MS-J495, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM 87545. For more information, contact either Nate McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org, 505.665.2909) or Clif Meyer (email@example.com, 505.665.7661). Posted: 10/5/04.
Louisiana State University: Research Associate 3 (Plant Eco-physiologist) Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute. Required: Master's degree; training in botany, agronomy, ecology, plant physiology, or related field; experience in conducting photosynthesis and fluorescence measurements; knowledge of statistical analysis of data. Additional Qualifications Desired: Ph.D. degree; experience in wetland ecology and in the measurement of plant response to environmental stressors; experience with the LiCor-6400 photosynthesis system. Special Requirements: ability to travel to Florida Everglades for period of one to two weeks/four to five times per year. Responsibilities: conducts field, laboratory, and greenhouse experiments investigating the response of wetland vegetation to abiotic stresses; measures plant photosynthesis and fluorescence in greenhouse and field environments; conducts data statistical analysis and interpretation; prepares manuscripts. Application deadline is May 13, 2005, or until candidate is selected. Submit letter of application and resume (including e-mail address) to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Room 3253, Louisiana State University, Ref: #023999, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Posted: 5/6/05.
Louisiana State University: Research Associate 3, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute (WBI) Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in biology, chemistry, or environmental science; three years experience in analytical assays of ecological materials; Master's degree will substitute for two years experience. Responsibilities: performs laboratory assays of water, soil, and plant samples as necessary to complete analytical services as requested by research contracts with state and federal agencies and collaborating universities; establishes QA/QC standards for analytical laboratory; serves as laboratory manager in WBI; maintains yearly DEQ laboratory standards and certification; operates and maintains analytical equipment such as autoanalyzer; elemental analyzer (assays of carbon and nitrogen), and gas chromatograph. Application deadline is March 15, 2005, or until candidate is selected. Submit a letter of application and resume (including e-mail address) to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Room 3253, Louisiana State University, Ref: Log #0911, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Or E-Mail to: Karen Gros (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/18/05.
Louisiana State University: 7 Wildlife Research Assistants needed for field and laboratory work on Lesser Scaup. Assistants will work in cooperation with ecologists from LSU, USGS LA Coop. Wildlife Research Unit, Ducks Unlimited, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, and North Dakota State Wildlife Agencies on a multi-state project designed to examine one of the leading hypotheses explaining the marked decline of the continental Lesser Scaup population. In the field, assistants will work long hours, and be responsible for capturing, taking blood samples, color-marking, and banding Lesser Scaup during spring migration in Illinois and Iowa. Assistants also will assist in conducting behavioral observations, collecting ducks, and conducting wetland habitat surveys throughout spring migration in the upper-Midwest. The laboratory component of this research will be conducted at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where technicians will dissect ducks, sort/count invertebrate samples, and enter data into spreadsheets. We will hire 3 crew leaders ($1450/month) and 4 technicians ($1100/month) from early March 2005 through June 2005. Each position start and end time varies but will be approximately: 2 @ 3/1/05 - 6/30/05, 2 @ 3/15/05 - 6/30/05, 1 @ 3/20/05 -5/15/05, and 2 @ 4/1/05 - 5/15/05. Housing and travel expenses will be provided during the project. A B.S degree in wildlife (or related field), particular knowledge/interest in wetland ecology, and experience with field studies are preferred, but not required. Please send resume with 3 references to Michael J. Anteau (PhD student) email@example.com (mantea + number one) or Dr. Alan D. Afton AAfton@lsu.edu at the USGS LA Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Posted: 1/21/05.
Louisiana State University: Research Associate 3 or 4, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute. Required Qualifications: (RA3) Master's degree or (RA4) Ph.D. in Biology, Agronomy, Marine Science, Forestry, and Wildlife or closely related field. Desired: (RA 3 or 4): Experience in field sampling of wetalnds, water, soil and plant chemical analysis, and statistical analyses, knowledge of SAS and plant and soil ecology. Special Requirements: Ability to travel for field trips in and out of Louisiana; ability to perform physical demands in the field including high heat and humidity; work hours may go into the evening during field trips. Responsibilities: Data anaylsis which includes entering and checking data, developing statistical models, and conducting statistical tests; prepares manuscripts; conducts field work including supervising teams, organizing travel for collecting soil, water, and vegetation samples, and setting up experiments; conducts laboratory work including processing soil, water, and plant samples for chemical analysis; performs general maintenance of the laboratory and greenhouses; supervises students. Anticipated hire date is August 1, 2004. Application deadline is July 15, 2004 or until candidate is selected. Mail letter of application and resume (including e-mail address) to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University, Ref #028169, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. Posted: 7/9/04.
Louisiana State University: We are currently accepting applications for a Research Associate 3 position at the Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct laboratory and field research dealing with nutrient cycling in wetlands. Evaluate influence of freshwater diversion on marsh accretion, plant distribution and nutrient processing. Maintaiin gas chromatograph and other laboratory instruments associated with nutrient analysis (including nitrate, PO-4 and silicate). Assist in report and manuscript preparation including statistical analyses of data. Construct arc view maps associated with landscape measurements. Willing to conduct both field and laboratory research. Physical requirement includes fieldwork and long hours on some days. Able to operate boat and other research vessels. Minimum Qualifications: B.S. in related field or M.S. in Biological/Coastal Sciences. Background in wetland biogeochemistry coastal processes. Desired: Gas chromatography experience in measuring N2O and or denitrification in sediment. Experience in water quality analyses of Nitrate, phosphate, and suspended sediment also desired. Anticipated Hire Date: Open (Until suitable candidate selected). Mail application to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University, Ref #028169, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. Posted: 7/9/04.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for summer field assistant positions on the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. Positions will be contingent upon funding. Chemistry Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in natural water samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements through the preparation of standards and reagents and the maintenance of instruments for a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station. Some field work involved. Prior chemistry experience is required. Lakes Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on a series of lakes ant the Toolik Field Station. Duties will include taking physical and chemical measurements in lakes and collection and analysis of water samples. Basic chemistry skills and knowledge preferred. Streams Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station. Duties will include monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples, benthic samples and juvenile and adult fish. Basic chemistry skills and knowledge preferred. Terrestrial Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on tundra ecosystems. Duties include precipitation and weather data, collection, sampling and processing plant and soil samples. Required: Applicants should be recent college graduates (BS or MS) with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology. Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred. Applicants must 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 by early June 2005 and should be able to remain in Alaska until at least through August 2005. Travel and living expenses will be paid in addition to a salary. Open until suitable candidates are identified. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, copy of transcripts, the names addresses and phone numbers of 3 references and email addresses, if available to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [SFA OPP], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, or email materials including reference code SFA OPP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/10/05.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for coastal internships estuarine ecosystems in Massachusetts. Fellowships are sponsored by the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program and the National Science Foundation TIDE project. Coastal intern positions are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have either recently graduated from or are currently enrolled as undergraduates at U.S. colleges or universities. Successful candidates will participate in a multidisciplinary project and gain experience in a variety of research areas related to coastal science. In addition, participants will work with local management agencies (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation Commission) to gain experience in practical application of science to environmental issues. Participants will collect and analyze data and present research results in oral presentations and in poster and written formats by the end of their fellowship. Required: Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or environmental science. Undergraduates with strong backgrounds in mathematics, computer science, statistics or physics are strongly encouraged to apply. Attention to detail, the ability to work as a member of a team and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential. Applicants must be willing to conduct strenuous fieldwork (lifting, bending, carrying heavy equipment up to 75 lbs., and walk through waist high marine waters and march) in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings, under variable weather conditions. Successful candidates will live and work at the field site in Plum Island Sound, north of Boston Massachusetts. Coastal Interns are expected to start the program either in April or August and work full-time for 1 month at the MBL in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and 3 months at the Plum Island Long-term Ecological research site north of Boston. Review of candidates will begin February 18 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Please send a cover letter, resume unofficial transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone number and email addresses of 3 references to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [CI TIDE], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Applications may be sent by mail or email email@example.com with the CI TIDE reference code. Posted: 2/10/05.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is accepting applications for a Research Assistant II/III position for the TIDE project. Duties include but are not limited to: participating in a large scale field experiment to determine the interactive effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems and leading the 15N addition experiments to trace changes in biogeochemical and foodweb pathways. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in executing the 15N addition experiments and in publishing some aspects of the experiment. Responsibilities will be to maintain experimental manipulations, coordinate overall logistics and scheduling of the isotope additions and complete field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology. The successful candidate should possess a M.A. or M.S. in Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology or a related field. Position commensurate with educational and work experience. Ability to work with minimal supervision as a member of a team, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, experience with database management and statistical programs and scientific writing skills are required. Proven ability to write journal papers required. Previous experience with the use of stable isotopes or isotopic enrichment studies is highly desirable, but not an absolute requirement. 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. Must be able 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. Successful candidate will be expected to spend the summer at the field site and to communicate positively with the public. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for 4 references (addresses, telephone and email address) to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [RAII III TIDE], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until a suitable candidate is identified. Posted: 8/19/04.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Landscape Ecologist. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the principles of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology, in addition to advanced GIS skills. The position closes on October 13. Please access the Job Opportunities at DNR's website for more information on the position and the application process. You will need to submit a Maryland State Application to our Human Resource Service. The job is listed as "Data Processing Programmer Analyst, Lead". Posted: 9/27/04.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife: The Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program is looking for a Data Manager to maintain the Natural Heritage Program's Biotics database, which currently contains over 13,000 site-specific rare species records. For more information, see the full job description. Posted: 5/24/05.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife: Full-time Biologist/Forester, $35k-$47k/yr. For details, see the full job posting. Deadline: 3/25/2005. Posted: 3/9/05.
Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program: Natural Heritage Data Manager. For more information, see the full job ad. Being a biologist with computer skills (and tolerance) is useful (the previous data manager was an ornithologist who left after 4 years to do more bird oriented work), but not required (an earlier data manager had been a tech support person with conservation interest). See www.nhesp.org for information on the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. Deadline: 1/18/05. Posted: 1/5/05.
Michigan State University: A position for a research technician is open for a highly motivated individual interested in algal taxonomy, ecology, and application of algal biology to environmental assessment. The Stevenson lab has had the opportunity to be involved with state and federal government projects studying effects of human activities on streams, wetlands, and lakes throughout the US. The technician will be responsible for sampling algae, other basic field sampling, microscopic identification and counting algae, basic statistical analyses, and report preparation. Applicants must have an MS or equivalent experience that includes freshwater algal taxonomy and ecology. Applications and instructions. The job posting number necessary for the application and job description will be available on this website by 10/27/2004. The application process involves sending a completed form from the website and 2 copies of a resume to MSU Human Resources/Employment, 1407 S. Harrison, Room 110, East Lansing, MI. You can contact Dr. R. Jan Stevenson with questions (email@example.com or Department of Zoology, 203 Natural Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1115). Applications will be reviewed for qualified candidates starting November 22nd and will continue until a qualified candidate is found. Posted: 10/25/04.
Michigan State University: I am seeking a smart college graduate who has had prior experience living abroad, who greatly enjoys camping, and who is interested in spending the next year studying spotted hyenas and their interactions with lions in an African savannah ecosystem. I need this individual to be available to fly to Kenya within the next several weeks to join a long-term study of spotted hyenas being conducted in a national park in Kenya. The individual selected to fill this position will live with one senior American graduate student and an African cook in a primitive tented field camp, work long hours observing hyenas from our vehicles, and conduct focal animal, scan, & critical incident sampling of hyena behavior. This individual will also help to conduct playback experiments of lion roars or control sounds, extracting DNA from hyena poop, maintaining camp & research vehicles, & transcribing field notes. I am looking for a fast learner: the individual selected to fill this position will need to learn all the (roughly 70) hyenas individually as well as all our data-collection protocols & all the hyenas' behaviors. For the individual selected to fill this position I will cover round trip airfare to Nairobi, health insurance, visa expenses, room & board, and provide $100 per week as a stipend once the individual is trained. Ideally the individual selected for this position would be able to remain in Kenya at least until August, 2005. Applicants for this position should send a CV in PDF format, along with a statement indicating a) what you would hope to get out of such an experience and b) what you believe you could contribute to the project. Please be sure your phone & email contact information are provided on your CV. Please also fax me a copy of your undergraduate transcript(s) & send me names and contact information for three individuals who would be willing to serve as references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Dr Kay E. Holekamp, Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1115. Tel: 517-432-3691, Fax: 517-432-2789, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/7/04.
Mississippi State University: Summer Research Technician, Effects of native prairie field borders on flora and fauna. The successful applicant will conduct butterfly surveys and collect vegetation data on field borders and pastures recently planted to native warm-season prairie. Data will be used to assess the effects of pre-establishment herbicide treatments, field border width, and landscape composition of the establishment rates and biodiversity of linear prairie habitats. Qualifications: Experience, course work, or demonstrable interest in insect identification and/or plant identification. Must be willing to work in unfavorable conditions including hot weather, stinging insects, etc. Must have valid driver’s license and have a vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed). Applicants that have completed or are pursuing a degree in a natural sciences discipline will be favored. Starting Date: 15 May – 1 June 2005. Stipend: $9/hr @ approximately 40 hrs per week. Inquiries: Inquiry emails are welcomed and should be directed to Dr. Sam Riffell (Co-Project Leader) at email@example.com. Closing Date: 15 April or until position filled. Application: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications above, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Sam Riffell, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Box 9690, Mississippi State, MS 39762-9690, USA. Posted: 3/31/05.
Mississippi State University: Research Technician (6 positions available), Northern Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Monitoring Program Responsibilities: Gather Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contractual and spatial data from Farm Services Agency (FSA) county offices throughout the Southeast and Midwest region as part of the CP-33 (Habitat Buffers for Upland Wildlife) Northern Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Monitoring Program. Travel (in teams of 2) to county NRCS offices in 20 states falling within the range of the northern bobwhite to collect contract level information on CP33 contracts to be monitored. States to be visited include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Ohio, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Successful applicants will receive 1 week of training at Mississippi State and will then spend the remaining 5 weeks traveling to FSA county offices in other states to collect data. Qualifications: Applicants should be highly motivated, dependable, able to work with minimal direct supervision for extended periods, and possess a valid driver’s license. GIS experience preferred, but not required. Preference will be given to those who are able to spend most of the 5-6 week period (including weekends) on the road. Interest or experience in one or more of the following areas: GIS technology, agriculture, Farm Bill conservation practices, wildlife biology. Ability to work in 2-person teams. Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle. Starting Date: April 1, 2005 or until all positions filled. Position lasts for 6-7 weeks. Stipend: $8/hr, plus housing, food and mileage reimbursement. Inquiries: Inquiry emails are welcomed and should be directed to Dr. Mark D. Smith (Co-Project Leader) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date: April 1, 2005 or until position filled. Posted: 2/15/05.
Missouri Department of Conservation: two Wildlife Management Biologist positions available; one each located in Perryville and Springfield, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $33,024 to $35,688 depending on qualifications. Duties: Under the supervision of the Regional Supervisor, serves as the wildlife resources specialist on an assigned District Conservation Team; designs and coordinates management, maintenance and operation of conservation areas; writes wildlife management plans and habitat proposals; provides general guidelines for District staff regarding permittee cropping systems and general area operation and maintenance; prepares annual budget and oversees accounting of expenditures; conducts wildlife inventories and management/evaluation projects; makes recommendations to improve conditions of wildlife populations and habitats by using various tools including GIS applications and various habitat inventory and assessment processes; plans and drafts capital improvement requests; coordinates Farm Service Agency programs with permittee farmers; recommends regulations pertaining to public use, coordinates management of wildlife areas and supervises staff to accomplish annual plans; makes recommendations for open land management on Forestry Division administered areas and works closely with Forestry personnel in the Region including assisting with prescribed fire planning and implementation and assisting with wild fire suppression; meets with landowners to improve private lands and waters for wildlife and works with Private Lands Division personnel to assist in District private land activities such as workshops and demonstration areas, provides technical assistance to private landowners in planning and use of various Federal and State cost share programs for resource management; works with personnel of other agencies and groups related to agriculture to develop wildlife habitat as part of a total farming system; acts as liaison with field trial groups and other public use groups; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife, Forestry, Agriculture or closely related subjects and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in Wildlife, Forestry or Fisheries work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Approval as Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society is desired. Experience with GIS preferred. Closing Date: May 2, 2005. Applications available on the MDC web site. Posted: 4/15/05.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Wildlife Technicians (3), Temporary Full-time. May 15-Aug 15 (possibly longer). Hourly position; pay is $8.29/hr. Duties: River otter population dynamics (1) - annual survival and harvest rates Job duties include daily radio telemetry relocations of dozens of radio-implanted river otters on 1 of 2 study areas in Missouri (one in north-central Missouri near the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and one in the central Ozarks, on the Big Piney River, in south Missouri). Duties also include interacting with landowners; creating and maintaining databases (MS Access; Telem). Familiarity with radio telemetry desirable. River Otter Scat Survey (2)- Job duties include canoeing and hiking along designated transects in several Ozark streams, locating and counting otter latrines and scats, using GPS and topographic maps to locate transects and latrine sites, interacting with landowners and rural citizens. Qualifications: Enrollment in or graduation from an accredited college or university in the natural sciences, wildlife, or related field. Applicants must be responsible, possess good communication and organizational skills, and have a valid driver's license. The ability to work both independently and with others is essential. Applicants must be able to drive 4x4s, ATVs and operate a canoe. Individual must be able to live and work in rural Missouri (housing provided) and work independently under sometimes adverse weather conditions. Deadline April 15, 2005. Submit a cover letter and resume: Dave Hamilton, Resource Science Division, 1110 S. College Ave., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 882-9909 ext. 3283; FAX (573) 882-4517; Dave.Hamilton@mdc.mo.gov. Posted: 3/21/05.
Missouri Department of Conservation: two positions available for a Community Conservationist; one each located in Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $33k-$35k depending upon qualifications. Duties: Promotes the conservation of fish, forest, and wildlife in the urban environment through interaction with government officials, planning and zoning boards, land use committees, development committees, urban development industries, park boards, recreation planning committees, developers, public conservation groups, and others; educates citizens about social, environmental and economic impacts of urban sprawl and the benefit of alternatives; encourages the creation and support of local non-profit environmental groups; capitalizes on existing opportunities to deliver natural resource conservation messages by attending conferences, festivals, symposia, and workshops as presenters and attendees; provides information, education, materials, research time, and coordination with citizen(s) that are willing to advocate for proper natural resource protection/management by local government; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries, Forestry or Wildlife Management, Environmental Planning, Biological Sciences, or applicable field of study and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in community development and natural resource planning is highly desirable. Closing Date: March 25, 2005. For an application and complete job description, visit MDC Employment Opportunities or call 573-751-4115. Posted: 3/9/05.
Missouri Department of Conservation: The application deadline for the following jobs with the Grassland Field Station has been extended to March 14, 2005. Statewide Botany Crew Member (6); Field Botany Crew Leader; Cattle Observer. The persons in these positions will spend the majority of their time collecting data for a patch burn graze study in the Osage Plains region of Missouri. The statewide botany crew will also travel throughout the state to collect data for ongoing evaluation projects. Application forms. Contact Sherry Leis,Grassland Botanist (660) 885-6981, email@example.com. Posted: 3/8/05.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Policy Coordinator; Jefferson City, Missouri; Beginning salary will be $40,908 -$46,896 depending upon qualifications. Primary responsibilities: Intra-agency Service and Policy Coordination: The Policy Coordination Unit serves the Director's Office by responding to requests for information, issue management, problem solving, coordination and planning; is responsible for leading or facilitating development of new or revised department wide policies; demonstrates a sustained customer service ethic by assisting all levels of Department staff with requests for information, technical assistance, facilitation/coordination, and resource planning; secures all necessary regulatory authorizations (e.g., Section 404/401 permits, NPDES permits) for the agency to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements relating to Department management activities and capital improvement projects. Large Issue Management: Accepts leadership responsibility for one or more major resource issues that are, by definition, statewide or interstate in scope, ongoing/long-term department priorities, and requires a high level of coordination and communication with staff and administration; ensures consistent application of, and compliance with, Department policies and positions when coordinating Department responses to resource issues. Environmental Review: Reviews a wide variety of proposed development projects for impacts to fish, forest and wildlife resources and responds to private, federal, and state agencies' requests for information as required under the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Endangered Species Act, Missouri Land Reclamation Act, Missouri Clean Water Law, and others. Interagency Coordination and Service: Builds and maintains partnerships with other state and federal agencies, landowners, and non-governmental entities to increase awareness and support for the Department and to further our mission. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Natural Resource Management, or closely related field of study and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience working with natural resource/environmental laws and regulations and/or policy development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Closing Date: January 19, 2005. Applications also available at www.mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs. Posted: 12/17/04.
Missouri Department of Conservation: two Wildlife Biologist positions available; one each located in Lamar and Greenfield, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $28,824 to $31,140 depending on qualifications. Duties: Under the direction of a Wildlife Management Biologist, plans, implements and supervises wildlife management programs on state-owned conservation areas, including upland, forest and wetland management areas, leased or licensed lands, and private lands in assigned counties; plans and supervises an agricultural crop program; establishes and maintains native warm-season and cool-season grasses, food plots, green browse plots, lespedeza/clover plots and sunflowers; supervises salaried personnel and hourly employees; assists with inter-agency coordination to implement the conservation features of the Federal Farm Program; assists in providing technical advice and training to landowners on wildlife management practices through tours, workshops, farm visits and other extension type initiatives; prepares annual and long-term management plans; monitors plant and animal communities and management activities; assists with managed hunts, check stations, and public-use management; assists with district reports; prepares and coordinates budget and purchasing needs; represents the Department and Wildlife Division at fairs, exhibits and local public meetings; participates in Department promotional events, i.e., Prairie, Eagle and Duck Days; prepares articles for the Conservationist magazine, local newspaper and other publications; conducts radio or TV programs upon request; attends Department-sponsored seminars, workshops and safety meetings; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management or closely-related subjects and one (1) year of professional experience in wildlife work. A Master's Degree in the above area will substitute for the one (1) year of experience. Approval as Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society is desired. Closing Date: November 24, 2004. For an application and complete job description, see www.mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs. Posted: 11/11/04.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Natural History Biologist in Rolla, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $33-36k depending on qualifications. Duties: Works with Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Divisions, to provide management recommendations for the restoration of terrestrial natural communities, natural community complexes, and large scale ecologically based systems; coordinates efforts to apply the necessary management techniques to sustain and restore natural communities, natural areas, and rare species populations; writes and oversees contracts for restoration activities; reviews the status of high quality natural communities; assists land managers and regional planners wildlife diversity issues; works with area managers to apply adaptive resource management principles to restoration projects; assists area managers with developing, implementing, and reviewing natural community monitoring and evaluation; works with Resource Science Division as appropriate; writes reports and professional papers; provides ground level assistance to district work teams on natural history projects; prepares Natural Area nominations; organizes formal training sessions and field days; promotes natural communities to the general public through publications, workshops, and special events; updates element occurrence records for the natural heritage database; serves as an auxiliary member of Regional Coordination Teams, District Conservation Teams, and Area Planning Teams; works with Private Land Services to provide guidance on wildlife diversity issues on private land; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Wildlife Science, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Range Management, Botany, Zoology or related field and at least two (2) years of progressively responsible professional. Closing Date: August 27, 2004. For an application, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation, Human Resources Division, 2901 West Truman Blvd., Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 (573/751 4115). Posted: 8/5/04.
Montana State University: Field Assistant needed to conduct bird point counts and collect habitat data for biodiversity study across three study sites in the Pacific Northwest region. Field sites are located in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Duties include conducting early morning bird point counts, vegetation/habitat sampling, data recording, safe driving on logging roads, and care for equipment. Applicants should be comfortable navigating in remote backcountry settings and be able to work as a team member under difficult field conditions. Steep and brushy cross-country hiking is the norm. Experience with point counts/transects, and birding skills are desirable. Positions available 15 May 2004 through the end of July 2005. Assistant will receive approximately $1300 per month ($1500/mo for the crew leader) in addition to housing. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: Jake Verschuyl c/o Ecology Department, 310 Lewis Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59715. You may submit your materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5, 2005. Posted: 2/21/05, revised: 4/22/05.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial: The National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Program duty stationed at Mt. Rushmore NMEM is advertising for 3 Biological Technicians for the summer. Vacancy Announcement Number: MWRO-05-OC-0012. Closing Date: April 6, 2005. Position: Biological Science Technician (Plant), GS-0404-05. Although the announcement emphasizes plants, one of the positions is open to anyone with good database and taxonomy skills. Also, candidates who are currently enrolled in school and who will be enrolled in the fall are encouraged to contact me directly (i.e., I can hire them non-competitively under a STEP program). For a copy of the full announcement, contact: Dan Licht, N. Great Plains I&M Coordinator/Regional Wildlife Biologist (605 574-3193, email@example.com). Posted: 3/22/05.
Murray State University: The Center for Reservoir Research at seeks a fulltime person to manage and coordinate Center environmental databases and assist in data analysis. Primary duties will include compiling and analyzing existing databases, working with researchers to develop data protocols and metadata, and designing and maintaining web pages. Position requires a B.A., B.Sc. or M.A., M.Sc. (preferred) in ecology, environmental sciences, natural resources or closely allied field. Alternatively, a B.A. or B.Sc. in computer science with 2 yrs experience in natural sciences or natural resources is acceptable. Programming experience in Visual Basic highly desired. Previous experience working with large relational databases preferred. Experience with Oracle, Microsoft Access, SQL, along with XML is highly desirable. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is necessary. Position is 12-months full-time. 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). Applications must be postmarked by October 22, 2004. Posted: 10/4/04.
National Park Service: Biologist (Inventory & Monitoring )Term GS-0401-9. Vacancy announcement # PORE 05-25 DEU. The incumbent serves as the vegetation specialist for the long-term ecological monitoring program in the San Francisco Bay Area Network of parks. The biologist is responsible for developing components of monitoring protocols for rare plants, invasive plants and plant community change. In cooperation with appropriate staff, researchers, and partners, the biologist designs, develops, tests, and implements scientific monitoring protocols to identify, evaluate and implement long-term monitoring of vegetation and ecological processes. This includes conducting inventories to determine statistically valid plot distributions and design. Writes new monitoring documents that define monitoring techniques and develops methods for future refinements of protocols. Based on results of inventories, in-depth studies, and monitoring, the incumbent develops annual and periodic reports for a variety of audiences, from park visitors to the scientific community. The positon is announced and administered through Point Reyes National Seashore. The duty station is located at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Fort Cronkite in the Marin Headlands). For more information, see the full job ad. Closes: June 10, 2005. Posted: 5/24/05.
New Mexico State University: One energetic, competent field/lab technician ($11.34/hr, no benefits) is needed to assist Jornada Experimental Range scientists with research and monitoring projects. These projects relate to ecologically-based monitoring systems for arid and semi-arid lands and resistance and resilience of soil and vegetation to disturbance. Work will involve conducting rainfall simulation experiments, and assisting with other field experiments involving soil and vegetation measurements. Study sites are located in southern New Mexico, Nevada and surrounding states. Study sites include locations on public, private and military lands. Positions will include extensive travel throughout the region and long hours in the field. Trips may last up to a month and may involve camping. Some sites may be accessible only on foot over rugged terrain. Field conditions will range from hot (100s) to cold (30s) and windy. Position will also include laboratory work (primarily for soil physical properties and some simple soil chemistry), data entry and data manipulation. Responsibilities: Positions involve up to 50% of the time in the field sampling vegetation and soils and running rainfall simulation on small plots. Positions also involve up to 50% of the time indoors in the lab processing soil samples and entering soil and vegetation data. Qualifications: - Knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora. Demonstrated botanical expertise (including grasses) in another ecosystem and willingness to learn local flora may be substituted. - Previous monitoring and/or field research experience. - GIS and/or soil microbiology experience are desirable, but not required. - Chemistry lab experience, or equivalent, required. - Experience processing large numbers of lab (soil) samples highly desirable, but not required. - Experience with Excel and/or Sigma Scan Pro are highly desirable, but not required. - Valid U.S. drivers license. - B.S. or B.A. in environmental sciences or equivalent degree. Duration: Approximate start date is May 11th. Position continues to approximately Nov 30th, with possible extension contingent upon funding and performance. Application Deadline: April 15, 2005 or until position is filled. How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information (name, position, phone, e-mail and mailing address) for 3 references to: Laura Burkett USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range MSC 3JER, NMSU, Box 30003 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 505-646-8033 FAX: 505-646-5889. Posted: 3/28/05.
North Carolina State University: We are anticipating of hiring a full time research technician/lab manager in the laboratory of Dr. Astrid Groot at the Department of Entomology. The succesful candidate will be lab manager in a laboratory of population and evolutionary genetics, focusing on geographic variation in the sexual communication of two heliothine moth species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). The responsibilities include breeding lines from different regions, green house experiments, occasional field work, and after the first year molecular analysis of the different lines. Responsibilities will also include data analysis, ordering lab supplies, supervising undergraduates, and assistance in preparing manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelors degree in biology or related field and some laboratory research experience. Additional knowledge favorable but not required: chemical ecology, evolutionary genetics, experience with breeding moths, experience with molecular biology protocols, experience with supervising others. Starting salary: $26k+ (depending on experience) and benefits. Anticipated starting date: July 15, 2005. Deadline: June 15, 2005, or until position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of your interests and qualifications, a CV, and a list of three references including telephone number and email address to: Astrid Groot, email@example.com. Posted: 5/24/05.
Northeastern University: Summer Technician in Marine Ecology. A technician is needed to assist in a project examining intertidal seaweed-herbivore interactions in Acadia National Park, Maine. This project, part of the National Parks Ecological Research Fellowship Program, will take place primarily at Mount Desert Island Bio. Lab. (MDIBL) and Acadia. Some work in Boston may be required. Significant time will be spent outdoors in the rocky intertidal. This position requires a flexible schedule since some work will be conducted in the early mornings, at night, and on the weekends (often depending on the tides). In addition to gaining experience in laboratory and field settings, the technician will have opportunities to interact with park rangers, park guests, and other scientists and students at the MDIBL. Dates of employment are June 1st-August 31. Salary will be $4000 for this period. Free housing will be provided on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Transportation to and from field sites will be provided. Please send resume, transcripts, and 3 contacts for references to: Jeremy Long, firstname.lastname@example.org, Marine Science Center, 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA, 01908. Applications will be reviewed starting April 15th and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 3/28/05.
NOAA Fisheries: The Ecosystem Studies Program at Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, is seeking a technician to assume data management and processing/analysis responsibilities. This person will work under the supervision of a senior-level Data Manager and will assist senior scientists with research involving mid and top trophic-level marine organisms. The person filling this position must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills. While the primary focus of this position is to support senior scientists, this position offers the potential for growth in data management and/or scientific analyses of mid and top trophic-level marine organisms. Field work is not required but is possible, pending interests of successful applicant. Specific responsibilities include: - design and maintain MS Access databases - prepare technical memoranda documenting data collection protocols and preliminary results following annual research cruises - help to fulfill data requests and track users of Ecosystem Studies Program datasets - work with program members to obtain copies of all previously collected data sets - assist the Data Manager in developing a data management system -enter all Ecosystem Studies data sets into ERSI’s ArcGIS - serve as a GIS consultant for senior scientists, developing maps as needed - process and analyze data relating to mid and top trophic-level marine organisms Required: - Extensive experience in the design and construction of MS Access databases, queries, and reports - Programming expertise in one or more languages (e.g., Visual Basic or Perl) - Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS - Strong writing skills. Preferred: - Experience with SQL and HTML - Experience in developing metadata - Familiarity with (no fear of) working with large data sets. Additional Information: Salary: Starting salary between $41k and $45k, depending upon qualifications. Potential for increase, subject to performance. Health benefits package included. Term of employment: 12-month contract with potential for conversion to a Permanent Position with the Federal Government. Application deadline: June 20, 2005. Start date: July 11, 2005. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your qualifications, a resume, and list of three references (phone numbers and e-mail contacts) to: Dr. Jessica Redfern (Jessica.Redfern@noaa.gov) Or: SWFSC, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 USA. For questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Jessica Redfern. Posted: 5/18/05.
NOAA Fisheries, Santa Cruz Laboratory: We seek a full time GIS Analyst (Staff Research Associate III) to describe, analyze, synthesize, and model spatially explicit relationships between anadromous salmonid populations and their habitat, as part of ongoing scientific recovery efforts on endangered salmonids. Successful candidate will: assemble spatially explicit environmental datasets; support development of models relating salmonid population characteristics to environmental data; and prepare graphic and text descriptions of results from the previous activities. Qualifications: strong familiarity and experience with use of ArcGIS (ArcView and ArcINFO); working familiarity with vector GIS (e.g. networks, dynamic segmentation); strong scripting skills; good database skills (MS-Access, ESRI Geodatabase); knowledge of ecology, habitat and conservation issues; strong communication and interpersonal skills; good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills. Salary: $3171-$3942/month commensurate with qualifications and experience. Further Information: contact Rob Schick, email@example.com. To Apply: http://jobs.ucsc.edu/jobpostings/ (Job# 04-07-12). Review date: 8/3/04. Posted: 7/21/04.
New Mexico State University: Research Assistant, Grade-15 ($24,377/yr). Start Date: May 23, 2005. Continued employment contingent upon federal funding. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position, driver's license, commitment to a one-year minimum term of employment. Prefer: Field experience in plant identification and the use of dichotomous keys; knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna; experience with maintenance of climatological and hydrological instruments; field experience handling and identifying small mammals and reptiles; skill in the use of hand and power tools. The selected individual will be flexible, able to enjoy working in the field under high heat and sun exposure (as this is primarily a desert field position), work reliably both independently and as part of a team, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and principle investigators, be comfortable working safely with moderately hazardous materials, make sound judgments relative to analytical processes, recognize the extreme accuracy and consistency essential to long term research, assemble and record accurate data, follow detailed oral and/or written instructions exactly, communicate well both verbally and in writing, and have some supervisory skills. Acute attention to small details, enthusiasm, and the ability to get along well with co-workers, supervisors, and principle investigators are musts. Individual will participate in the on-going and multi-disciplinary Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program on desertification in the Chihuahuan Desert. Research disciplines include hydrology (~25%), plant ecology (~23%), animal ecology (~11%), soils (~9%), climatology (~5%), and aeolian studies (~5%). Approximately 85% of the time spent outdoors collecting data, with the remaining 15% of the time spent in the lab processing samples, cleaning equipment, and checking data. Although the position is usually 40 hours a week, additional hours will occasionally be required both during the week and on weekends. Specific field responsibilities include extensive plant identification and measurements; soil moisture measurements using a neutron probe; extensive collection of hydrology data and frequent maintenance of hydrological equipment; maintenance of field instruments, equipment, and infrastructure; and handling and identification of small mammals and reptiles (usually only lizards). The position will entail manual labor such as routine carrying of heavy instruments in the field for extended periods, maintaining and fixing fences, and painting large structures, and could include tasks like shrub removal, trenching, and soil coring. The individual will work with a wide variety of taxa and will be required to learn to identify all flora (~350 spp.) and selected fauna found in the research area. General responsibilities include collecting and recording moderately complex data in both field and laboratory environments in accordance with established protocols, limited data entry, maintaining organizational and historical data for each study, aiding principle investigators with data collection and experimental design (assisting with design, testing, and/or modification of experimental equipment as well as installation of experimental apparatus). Application: Submit letter of application, resume, 3 letters of reference and any supportive materials (i.e., publications) by February 28, 2005. Electronic submissions must be in MS Word or Rich Text Format (RTF). Other formats will not be accepted. 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. [2995 Knox Street, Suite 200 for FedEx, etc.] (505-646-5818, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/3/05, revised: 2/8/05 and 2/25/05.
New Mexico State University: 1 Field/Lab Assistant ($9.61-$11.74 per hour depending on qualifications; housing and per diem provided). An energetic, competent field technician is needed to assist Jornada Experimental Range scientists and technicians with a research project at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This project relates to ecologically-based research on resistance and resilience of soil to disturbance. Work will involve conducting rainfall simulation experiments, collecting soil measurements and processing soil samples. Study sites are located in Nevada within Lake Mead NRA. Position will include travel and relocation throughout the region and long hours in the field. Field conditions will be hot (100's) and potentially windy. Position will also include laboratory work (primarily for soil physical properties and some simple soil chemistry). A resident of the greater Las Vegas area is desired. Must be willing to stay in hotels with co-workers within the Lake Mead NRA area. Responsibilities: Position involves long hours (sunup to sundown) in the field sampling soil and running rainfall simulation on small plots. Qualifications: · Previous monitoring and/or field research experience. · Valid U.S. driver's license. · B.S. or B.A. in environmental sciences or equivalent degree, desired, but not required. · Must to be able to carry 50 pounds for short distances over uneven terrain. · Ability to conduct repetitive measurements under strenuous work conditions for long hours. Dates of employment: approximately September 29th - October 8th, 2004 and approximately October 18th - October 28th, 2004. Application Deadline: September 15, 2004. How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information (name, position, phone, e-mail and mailing address) for 3 references to: Laura Burkett USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range MSC 3JER, NMSU, Box 30003 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003 e-mail: email@example.com Tel: 505-646-8033 FAX: 505-646-5889. Posted: 9/10/04.
NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center: We are seeking a Master's level biometrician to work with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists studying population survival, migratory behavior, and life-cycle modeling of Snake and Columbia River salmonids. Duties include: analyzing data using statistical software; developing computer programs to assess the validity of model assumptions; organize large datasets; presenting results in written form and orally; interact with other scientists. The job is a two year term position with full benefits, potentially renewable for two additional years. Job location is in Seattle. Closing date is September 27, 2004. Details and application. Please direct questions to: Dr. Rich Zabel, (206) 860-3290, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/14/04.
Northern Arizona University: The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) is looking to fill two permanent, full-time positions. Both positions are entry-level research jobs with the ERI, which conducts research in and around northern Arizona on the ecology and restoration of forested ecosystems, from pinyon-juniper woodlands up through ponderosa pine, mixed-conifer, and spruce-fir forests. Vacancy #554765: Forestry emphasis. Job entails the collection of ecological data throughout the Southwest during the summer field season, utilizing a variety of tools including diameter tapes, increment borers, clinometers, and hand held lasers to measure forest structure attributes. During the rest of the year the incumbent will participate in a broad range of laboratory and field duties to support ecological restoration research projects, using a variety of laboratory instruments such as microscopes, drying ovens, and litter grinders to process and analyze ecological field samples. Complete job description. Vacancy #554764: Botany emphasis. Job entails the collection of botanical data in the field, identification of plants to species level, and collection of plant specimens for archival purposes during the course of the summer and early fall field season. Field work may also involve the forest measurements described above if botany work is not scheduled for a particular trip. During the rest of the year the incumbent will perform a variety of laboratory and office tasks including the identification of unknown plant specimens, preparation of such specimens for donation or exchange to herbaria, data entry into computer databases, quality control/data cleanup work, and library literature searches. Complete job description Both positions require a bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the position, four years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Candidates must have or be able to obtain an AZ driver's license, and be willing to travel extensively away from Flagstaff during the summer field season. To apply for one of these jobs, go to the respective web page listed above and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. For more information about the jobs, feel free to call or e-mail one of the contacts below, but note that you must send your application materials to the HR department, not to the contact person. Forestry position: Dr. David Huffman (928-523-7528, David.Huffman@nau.edu); Botanist position: Mark Daniels (928-523-5163, Mark.Daniels@nau.edu). Deadline: January 28, 2005. Posted: 1/10/05.
Oregon State University: Program Manager, Ecosystem Dynamics in Rocky Intertidal Habitats. For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than June 30, 2005. Starting Date: September 1, 2005. The appointee will serve as Program Manager in the Lubchenco/Menge laboratory to coordinate program activities and research on ecosystem dynamics in rocky intertidal communities and the nearshore ocean along the West coast. This position is part of the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). Primary responsibilities include: Working with PISCO PhDs to 1) manage budgets, i.e., establish annual budgets, oversee expenditures, track budgets, do year-end adjustments, and work with the Program Assistant in accounting procedures; 2) serve as a primary liaison between PISCO and the Research Accounting staff; 3) coordinate the activities of the technicians and interns; 4) recruit summer interns; 5) coordinate searches for positions in the group; 6) work with the Science Coordinator to coordinate scientific activities; 7) coordinate data entry making sure that data are entered into the database in a timely fashion and that standard formats are followed; and 8) coordinate and help perform routine data analysis. Occasional assistance with field work will also be expected, as needed and in coordination with the technicians, coordinators and PIs. The Program Manager reports to the PIs. Qualifications: BS is in Zoology, Biology, or Environmental Science (MS or MA preferred). Required qualifications include excellent “people,” management, organizational and communication skills; scientific experience in rocky intertidal and nearshore coastal habitats, knowledge of ecological experimental methods, experience with intensive fieldwork; experience using computers including word processing, spreadsheets, statistics programs; and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Preferred qualifications include supervisory experience, especially in a research setting; experience with database, GIS, program management, and accounting software; and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Salary and Appointment Period: $30-33k/12 months, dependent on experience; reappointment is at the discretion of hiring supervisor. Application: Send a Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae or Résumé, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two references to: Ms. Mikal’ Davis, Program Manager Search Committee, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2914. Telephone 541-737-8403, email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/6/05.
Oregon State University: Research Assistant, Ecosystem Dynamics in Rocky Intertidal Habitats. For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than June 30, 2005. Starting Date: September 1, 2005. The appointee will assist professors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in research on ecosystem dynamics in rocky intertidal communities and the nearshore ocean along the West coast. This position is part of the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). Primary field responsibility for this position includes (with another technician) setup, maintenance, and termination of recruitment experiments at 12+ field sites, collection of water samples, deploying, downloading, and retrieving sampling data loggers and other devices. Lab duties will include: coordination of field logistics, processing of field experiments, extensive microscope work counting samples, training and leading a group of interns on field and lab protocols, data entry and analysis, chlorophyll-a and nutrient analysis, making sample devices, maintenance of field equipment, and sample preparation. Other duties may include: transect/quadrat work of both biological and physical data, species identification, and working on small oceanographic vessels in nearshore waters. Duties require staying at housing on the coast during periods of intensive sampling, working weekends, working during periods of low tides (usually starting work at dawn). Activities will require conducting strenuous fieldwork, including hiking along rocky shores, dodging waves, and climbing coastal cliffs carrying heavy equipment. Qualifications: BS or BA in Zoology, Biology, Environmental Science; organization skills, attention to detail, able to coordinate group projects; work independently or as part of a team; scientific experience in rocky intertidal nearshore coastal habitats, including familiarity with the ecology and taxonomy of marine plants and animals of the Pacific Northwest; knowledge of ecological sampling techniques and skill with standard laboratory techniques and equipment; reliability and willingness to work under both good and adverse conditions. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Salary: $25-27k/12 months; reappointment is at the discretion of hiring supervisor. Send a Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae or Resumé, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two references to: Ms Mikal’ Davis, Research Technician Search Committee, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2914. Telephone 541-737-8403, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/6/05.
Oregon State University: We are looking for an individual to assist us in nearshore phytoplankton research projects. The main focus of the work is to asses phytoplankton abundance and diversity at various sites in the nearshore oceanic environment along the Oregon coast. The intern will assist in processing samples collected in previous years and collecting samples from various sites along the coast. Lab duties will include: preparing samples for analysis; long hours counting samples using an inverted compound microscope; entering data; preparing kits for field collection; maintaining field equipment; chlorophyll-a analysis. Field work will include: collection of phytoplankton samples onshore and possibly at sea. Qualifications: Coursework in marine biology/ecology, phycology, and/or biological oceanography is required. Familiarity with laboratory techniques, chemicals, and equipment techniques are also required. Experience identifying marine diatoms highly desirable. Strong attention to detail, good organization skills, and willingness to work under both good and adverse conditions are necessary. Prior experience in rocky intertidal nearshore coastal habitats, including familiarity with the ecology and taxonomy of marine plants and animals of the Pacific Northwest and knowledge of ecological sampling techniques is a plus, but not necessary. This position will also require working weekends, working during periods of low tides (usually starting work at dawn). Activities will include conducting fieldwork, hiking along rocky shores, dodging waves, and climbing coastal cliffs carrying heavy equipment. Good physical condition, a current drivers license, and a good driving record. This project is part of the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), a large-scale marine research program that focuses on understanding the nearshore ecosystems of the U.S. West Coast. Salary: $8.50 to $10.00/hr depending on education and experience. Dates: Starting on or about June 1, 2005 thru about September 2005. Location: OSU in Corvallis. We do not offer housing for the summer. Transportation to and from field sites is provided. If you would like to apply for this position, send 1) a letter of intent explaining your interest in this work, your background, your dates available during summer, and other pertinent information (no more than one page), 2) a résumé 3) a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted), 4) email and phone contact information for two references To: Ms. Jennifer Britt, PISCO Program Manager, Department of Zoology, 3029 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331-2914. For more information, contact Ms. Britt by email (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately. Posted: 5/11/05.
Oregon State University: Position Number: 002-1039, AmeriFlux Technical Analyst, Department of Forest Science. Available: August 1, 2005 Application Closing Date: July 15, 2005 for full consideration The AmeriFlux network of research sites seeks a Technical Analyst who will work with Science Chair to coordinate all aspects of the research program, including production of technical reports and publications, workshop development, budget management, communications with network investigators and funding agencies. The AmeriFlux network is a network of more than 70 sites in the Americas, where the goal is to quantify and understand processes controlling carbon dioxide and water vapor exchange between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. The network was established in 1996, and plays a key role in the North American Carbon Program of the US Carbon Cycle Science Program. There are 140 principal investigators, a Steering Committee, and Data Management team that are contributing to the common goals of the network, as outlined in the strategic plan (see AmeriFlux web site). The Science Chair, funded by the US Department of Energy, is responsible for the science direction of the network, data quality, and synthesis activities, and supervises the site intercalibration and synthesis groups at Oregon State. Responsibilities: 1. Contribute to the development of AmeriFlux guidelines and research strategy 2. Produce network-wide accomplishment reports 3. Produce reports on site status and evaluations 4. Assist AmeriFlux synthesis activities and production of publications 5. Assist coordination of the annual AmeriFlux meeting and workshops 6. Assist with various project management activities 7. Respond to queries from AmeriFlux PIs and program agencies about AmeriFlux research activities Requirements: 1. M.S. degree in biometeorology, ecosystem ecology, or related field that is relevant to AmeriFlux research 2. One or more years of experience conducting ecological research, preferably as part of a large research group 3. Demonstrated understanding (e.g., through publication record) of the process of conducting and publishing ecological research 4. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work well with groups of scientists, both as a group leader and as a group member 5. Ability to manage complex budgets 6. Experience and facility using common software for spreadsheets, text editing, and graphical representation of results using statistical packages 7. Ability to manage multiple tasks independently and to work well under the pressure of tight deadlines. Desired: 1. Experience writing and submitting grant proposals to federal agencies. 2. Experience analyzing micrometeorological data, statistical analyses 3. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity Twelve month, fixed term, full time position (1.0 FTE). Re appointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Full time annual salary rate commensurate with professional qualifications. Benefits included. For Additional Information: Contact Beverly Law, Search Committee Chair, Department of Forest Science, 328 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331-5752. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Procedures: For full consideration, all materials must be received by July 15, 2005. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete file consists of: 1. Letter summarizing qualifications for the position, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. Examples of writing skills, 4. Transcripts of college/university work (unofficial transcripts are fine), 5. Names and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to: Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331-5752. Posted: 5/10/05, revised: 6/28/05.
Oregon State University: Ecosystem ecology summer research internship. We are looking for an individual to assist us in biogeochemical research projects on the Oregon coast. This work has a strong focus on understanding how coastal ecosystem properties such as primary production, nutrient cycling and dissolved oxygen deficits (hypoxia) respond to seasonal and inter-annual changes in ocean conditions. The intern will assist in chemical analyses in the lab and sample collection onboard a 54 ft research vessel and from various sites along the Oregon coast. Lab duties will include: chlorophyll-a and nutrient analysis; entering data; making sample devices; maintaining field equipment; and preparing field collectors. Field work will include: collection and processing of water samples onshore and at sea. Qualifications: Strong attention to details, ability to work collaboratively as part of an ecological research team, and the ability to work in rough seas on a small ship are required. Prior experience with laboratory analyses are a plus but not necessary. This position will also require staying at housing on the coast during periods of intensive sampling, working weekends, working during periods of low tides (usually starting work at dawn). Activities will include conducting strenuous fieldwork, hiking along rocky shores, dodging waves, and climbing coastal cliffs carrying heavy equipment. Good physical condition, a current drivers license, and a good driving record are required. This project is part of the Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), a large-scale marine research program that focuses on understanding the nearshore ecosystems of the U.S. West Coast. Salary: $8.50 to $10.00/hr depending on education and experience. Dates: Starting on or about June 1, 2005 thru about August 31, 2005 We do not offer housing for the summer. Transportation to and from field sites and dock is provided. If you would like to apply for this position, send 1) a letter of intent explaining your interest in this work, your background, your dates available during summer break, and other pertinent information (no more than one page), 2) a résumé 3) a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted), 4) email and phone contact information for two references. To: Ms. Jennifer Britt, PISCO Program Manager, Department of Zoology, 3029 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331-2914. For more information, contact Ms. Britt by email (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately. Posted: 3/31/05.
Oregon State University: Field Research: California Grasslands. April- Mid June, 2005. $8-10/hr (based on experience) plus room and board. Seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated people to participate in field experiment examining the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbance on California Grasslands. Duties will include collection of vegetation, insect and soil data. Experimental sites and living quarters are on UC Natural Reserves in the Santa Barbara, Carmel Valley and Davis area. Field work will be conducted under all weather conditions. Work hours are variable and may require working some weekends. We would prefer: *Field experience, *Interest in ecological research. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and 3 references with contact info to Dr. Eric Seabloom at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Eric Seabloom, Department of Zoology, Cordley Hall 3029, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2914. Posted: 3/2/05.
Oregon State University: BioScience Research Technician 1: Forest Ecology. This research will look at fire severity in riparian forests compared to adjacent uplands in recently burned areas (the B&B Complex fire) of the Deschutes National Forest in the Western Cascades. We will be collecting data on vegetation, topography and fire effects. Sample sites may be at a considerable distance from the road. Terrain may be rugged, and some areas will have poison oak. The work schedule will consist of eight ten hours days of work, followed by six days off. The job will last for 10-12 weeks. Nights during the eight day work period will be spent away from Corvallis near the study sites, and we will most likely be camping on these nights. We will return to Corvallis for the six day off period. Work will involve identification of trees and shrubs and data collection on vegetation attributes, topography, and fire effects. Precision in data collection and attention to detail are required. Applicants must be motivated to learn, willing to work outdoors under variable weather conditions, and willing and able to hike over steep terrain. Camping will be required on some nights. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in forestry, ecology, or botany, or equivalent work experience. Previous field experience in plant ecological studies is required. Experience or education in forestry, botany or ecology and an ability to identify trees and shrubs are preferred. A valid driver's license and safe driving record are required. Benefits: Food will be subsidized, and housing may be provided near field sites. Salary: $10-$13/Hour, depending on qualifications. Dates: June 15 - September 14, 2005. Apply by: May 18, 2005, or until position is filled. To apply: Please be specific about your qualifications as they pertain to the job description and desired skills. Send letter of interest, resume and list of three references (including name, address, telephone & e-mail address) to the address below. Electronic applications are welcome. Documentation Needed: Valid driver’s license and social security card upon hire. Contact: Jessica Halofsky (email@example.com, 541-737-8491). Posted: 3/1/05.
Oregon State University: Position Number: 002-1024, Department of Forest Science. Starting Date: March 14, 2005. Application Closing Date: For full consideration February 14, 2005. Post-Doctoral Research Associate or Faculty Research Assistant to participate in a project to investigate the effects of forest age, management and climate on ecosystem processes that control carbon and water vapor exchange between pine ecosystems and the atmosphere. We examine relative contributions of ecosystem processes (e.g. decomposition, photosynthesis and transpiration) to carbon and water vapor fluxes in different aged stands of ponderosa pine in the Oregon Cascades. We also model seasonal and annual variation carbon and water vapor exchange, comparing results with tower flux data at both sites. Principle investigators are Beverly Law and Larry Mahrt. Primary responsibility for field measurements at the two pine flux sites, and data analysis. Measurement skills include gas exchange measurements of soil surface CO2 flux, foliage respiration, and A-Ci curves using a Licor 6400, LAI measurements with an LAI-2000, stand dimension measurements with laser, TDR measurements of soil moisture, sapflow measurements, and maintain meteorological stations and other data loggers. Field work requires nighttime measurements of foliage respiration from a 20 m tall walk-up tower. Help design and build instrumentation for studies of soil and canopy processes (e.g. automated soil CO2 flux chambers, sapflow system). Supervise several temporary summer technicians to ensure integrity of data collected and that study objectives are met. Requires extensive stays in the Metolius area (~3 nights per week in summer) nears Sisters, OR. Laboratory measurements, including biomass drying and weighing, instrument maintenance and calibration. Download data from instruments, conduct statistical analyses of data to test hypotheses and develop and test empirical relationships using statistical software on desktop pc (SPLUS), process meteorological data (QA checks), and data management including producing meta-data files and producing data archive for web access, and writing reports and manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. Required: For appointment at the rank of Faculty Research Assistant, a B.S. in ecophysiology, biophysics, or tree physiology is required, M.S. preferred. For appointment at the rank of Post-Doctoral Research Associate, a Ph.D. in ecophysiology, biophysics, or tree physiology is required. Experience with ecophysiological measurements, including gas exchange in the field on foliage and soils using a LICOR 6400; experience working at heights; experience with environmental measurements – programming, maintaining, downloading data loggers from meteorological stations (CR10) and gas analyzers. Experience and strong skills in statistical analysis, manipulation of large datasets in SPLUS, and producing archive datasets for the web. Desirable Qualifications: Experience writing clear, concise reports and manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. Ability and willingness to travel, with extended stays (e.g. 3-5 days per week in summer) near the research site. Preferred qualifications include a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Full-time, fixed-term faculty position with reappointment at the discretion of the Dean. Salary $30,000-34,008, commensurate with degree and experience. Medical, dental, and life insurance plans. For More Information: Contact Beverly Law, Department of Forest Science, 328 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; phone: 541-737-6111; fax: 541-737-1393; email; firstname.lastname@example.org. http://wwwdata.forestry.oregonstate.edu/terra/ To Apply: Preferably hiring at the rank of Faculty Research Assistant. For full consideration, send letter of application explaining how your experience, training, and professional goals apply to this project, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation by February 14, 2005, to: Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331-5752. If available, please include up to two reprints of papers from previous research. Posted: 12/16/04.
Oregon State University: Faculty Research Assistant (FRA), Quantitative Silviculturalist/Forest Modeler. Full-time, 12-month, Fixed-Term position. Earliest start date: November 1, 2004. Description: FRA will participate in the Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study (CLAMS) of the ecological and socio-economic effects of forest policies on the Oregon Coast Range ecosystem. Responsible for using the Landscape Management and Policy Simulator (LAMPS) to simulate forest landscape change under different management alternatives; running stand simulation models, such as ZELIG, ORGANON or FVS; using GIS to display and analyze LAMPS output; preparation of publication-quality maps. Requirements: BS or equivalent in Forestry, Silviculture, Forest Ecology, Forest Management or comparable degree. Training or research experience in use of forest stand and landscape simulation models. Familiarity with GIS and application of spatial models to environmental analysis and management. Must have good communication skills and be willing to work in an interdisciplinary team environment. Application: Send a letter of application with statement of interest, vitae (resume), unofficial copies of transcripts of university work, and three letters of reference to: Kristie Souther, Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, 280 Peavy Hall, Corvallis OR 97331-5703. Deadline: 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 30, 2004. Posted: 7/20/04.
PRBO Conservation Science: Four Seasonal Staff positions available for a joint PRBO, National Park Service Sierra Nevada Inventory and Monitoring Network project: Nonnative Vascular Plant Inventory in Disturbed Areas, Yosemite National Park. Project objectives are to inventory and characterize the distribution and abundance of all non-native vascular plants in riparian plots in the Merced River drainage and Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park. 2 Supervisory / Lead Botanist Seasonal Staff Positions. For both positions: Duties include supervising 1 botanist position and assisting Project Lead with field work planning, data entry, data management and data quality control. Field duties include identifying all encountered vascular plants to species, subspecies or variety and collecting voucher specimens of each. One of these two positions will also assist Project Lead with analysis and reporting and will stay on project two - four weeks longer. Requirements: Strong background in plant taxonomy, Sierra Nevada flora and specimen collection, previous supervisory and data management experience. ~ 3.5 month position, starting late May 2005. Housing provided near Yosemite National Park. $2,500 / month. 2 Seasonal Staff Botanist Positions. Duties include identifying all encountered vascular plants to species, subspecies or variety and collecting voucher specimens each. Requirements: Strong background in plant taxonomy and Sierra Nevada flora. ~ 3 month position, starting late May. Housing provided near Yosemite National Park. $2,275 / month. Please email/mail/fax a letter of interest describing previous botany and field research experience, specific dates of availability and whether or not you have a vehicle, a resume, and contact information for three references to Sacha Heath, PRBO Conservation Science, PO BOX 15, Lee Vining, CA 93541; (phone 760-647-6109, fax 760-647-6377; email: email@example.com). Posted: 1/31/05.
PRBO Conservation Science: The Wetlands Ecology Division seeks an experienced, motivated GIS specialist with strong programming skills to support and enhance our conservation research projects. (S)he and other GIS staff will develop customized mapping and spatial analysis tools, automate and streamline PRBO's core GIS activities, bring new spatial technologies and techniques to PRBO, and raise the level of GIS proficiency among PRBO staff biologists. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of experience as a GIS user and developer, including database management, software customization and enhancement (i.e., AML, Avenue, Visual Basic or C++ skills), and cartography. Experience with conservation GIS applications, good map design skills, and high aesthetic standards are also required. Ecological research experience is preferable, especially in the areas of wetlands and avian ecology. Responsibilities: - Work with landscape ecologist and post-doctoral researcher to develop interactive mapping and modeling tools - Develop custom spatial analysis tools for biologists - Conduct spatial analysis and calculate spatial metrics for selected projects - Perform simple image processing and rectification - Develop creative, publication quality maps and templates - Research and acquire relevant spatial data sets - Organize, document, and generate metadata for PRBO’s spatial datasets - Advise staff on GPS and GIS technologies -Provide technical GIS assistance to PRBO staff - Work with database manager and project leaders to develop and maintain organization-wide data standards. - Help maintain and update ESRI licenses Starting Date: ASAP. Salary: DOE, $35-40k/year plus benefits. Application Process: Please send (e-mail or regular mail) a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to Diana Stralberg, GIS Manager/Landscape Ecologist, PRBO, 4990 Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Open until filled. Posted: 9/14/04.
Queen's University: Field Assistants (1-2) needed for research on the demographics and breeding biology of a long-distance migratory bird, the American redstart. Field work will be conducted in mixed deciduous/coniferous forest at the Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS), southeastern Ontario. Strong applicants will have experience in some or all of the following areas: bird observation, territory mapping, nest searching, handling and bleeding birds, insect sampling. Applicants should also be meticulous in collecting and recording data and be willing to work long hours in the field, six or seven days a week. A competitive salary, plus room and board at QUBS will be provided. Positions will be for approximately three months, starting May 1st and ending in late July. Please send cover letter, CV, and the names and addresses of three references to Matthew Reudink, Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, or e-mail to email@example.com by 30 March. Posted: 1/14/05.
Rice University: Two research positions are available from mid-April to July 2005 to assist in the study of the specialized and coevolved pollination mutualism between senita cacti and senita moths in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico. Highly motivated individuals are sought who can work independently and as a team. Opportunities exist for field assistants to develop independent research projects during the course of the field season. The primary location for the field studies will be Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona. Selected candidates for the positions will assist with implementation and monitoring of experimental, observational, and laboratory studies, data collection, and data management. Research topics include flower visitation behavior of senita moths, pollination biology of cacti, and the demography and population dynamics of moths and cacti. QUALIFICATIONS: Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks, computer skills, and experience with MS Excel are desirable. Ability to work irregular hours under sometimes harsh hot environmental conditions. Food, lodging, and a monthly stipend will be provided. APPLICATION: Submit cover letter (including names, addresses, telephone, email of three referees), resume, and three letters of reference to the below contact address. Electronic applications will be accepted if submitted as a pdf. Review of applications begins 28 February and will continue until positions are filled. CONTACT: Dr. J. Nathaniel Holland, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, MS-170, 6100 South Main St., Houston, Texas 77005-1892; (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 12/17/04, revised: 1/27/05.
Santa Catalina Island Conservancy: Botanical Field Assistant. Full time temporary position, from January 10, 2005 to August 5, 2005. Assist the Conservancy's Assistant Plant Ecologist with the gathering and recording of plant community and plant species data. Approximately 90% of time will be spent in the field, with the remainder in office activities. Training will be provided as needed. Duties And Responsibilities: 1. Assist in the gathering and recording of data on vegetation monitoring transects and plots distributed throughout the island. 2. Record locations of rare plants and invasive weeds using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), correct GPS data using internet files, and incorporate into the Conservancy's GIS as appropriate. 3. Enter data using appropriate word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs. 4. Participate in other Ecological Restoration projects as needed, including, but not limited to, rare plant surveys and monitoring, restoration planting and weeding, wildlife surveys, and fence building or repair. Qualifications: Education: B.A. or B.S. in botany, biology, environmental studies, or equivalent from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience in natural resource monitoring. Experience: Prior field experience with plant or animal identification, surveying and monitoring desired. Familiarity with California plant species and communities, ecological restoration, and conservation biology a plus. Good oral communication skills. Ability to work both independently or as part of a team. Technical skills: Knowledge of basic word processing and database programs needed. Experience with GPS and GIS a plus. Possession of Class C Drivers License. Four wheel drive experience a plus. Careful and conscientious; attention to detail essential. Physical demands: Including but not limited to: ability to work and hike outdoors in all weather conditions, ability to work long hours outdoors, ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Field work involves limited manual labor, hiking over steep, rugged terrain with occasionally unstable rocky substrate and cactus or poison oak, and routine handling of plants. Housing is provided on Catalina Island. Pay range is $10-12 per hour. Resumes and cover letters should be sent by mail, fax or email by November 12, 2004. For further details or to submit cover letter and resume, contact: Jenny McCune, Assistant Plant Ecologist, Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 2739, Avalon, CA 90704. (310) 510-1299, email@example.com. Posted: 10/12/04.
Smithsonian Conservation & Research Center: The Conservation GIS Lab is seeking an intern/prospective graduate student, to start immediately. The Lab focuses on developing remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications to conservation problems. This position will focus on GIS and remote sensing applications for the conservation of Asian elephants. Main components of this work are: 1. Assessing land cover change through remote sensing for the ranges of Asian elephants, with special focus on protected areas within these ranges. 2. Using GIS to map habitat for Asian elephants, including satellite tracking of wild elephants, and work on the ground surveying elephant in range countries. 3. Training of wildlife management professionals in application of GPS, GIS and remote sensing to every-day management. This position could potentially be developed into a project for a graduate degree. Responsibilities include assisting in the GIS/remote sensing aspects of these projects, data entry, helping with training courses, assisting with everyday lab management, and may include field work. We seek interns with a good knowledge of computers, Windows operating systems, standard office software, and basic knowledge of GIS (preferably ArcView or ARC/INFO). Additional experience with remote sensing, ERDAS Imagine (or other image processing software), Adobe Photoshop, or GPS are desired. Extensive experience in conducting field work under difficult conditions is also a plus. The internship covers a stipend and housing. Send letter of interest and resume ASAP to Melissa Songer at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14. Include dates of availability in your letter. The Conservation and Research Center is located at the north entrance of the Shenandoah National Park about 60 miles west of Washington, DC, in Front Royal, VA. Posted: 2/28/05.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Global Change Research Field Technician. Seeking a full-time technician to operate a field-based study of elevated CO2 on soil carbon sequestration a wetland ecosystem. Duties include operating analytical equipment such as an infrared gas analyzer and a computer data collection system, constructing and maintaining experimental field chambers, and data management. Field work requires collecting and processing samples of water, plants and soils. The ideal candidate would have an MS degree and expertise with analytical equipment, the ability to use power tools to construct research equipment, and knowledge of biology or environmental chemistry. Appointment is one year and may be renewed for 3 additional years. The starting salary ranges from $34,000 depending on experience. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is a 1200 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands. The Center's 100+ full-time employees commute from nearby Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. To apply, e-mail your resume by May 5th to: Dr. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. email@example.com or 443-482-2346. Posted: 4/25/05.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Data Manager: Commercial Shipping and Biological Invasions. The National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC) is a joint program of SERC and United States Coast Guard that was developed to collect, analyze, and synthesize information on commercial shipping patterns in the United States. Because ships and ballast water represent major pathways for the transfer of nonindigenous aquatic species, the US Congress mandated the creation of the NBIC to track the delivery and management of ships' ballast water throughout the country. NBIC currently seeks 2 Data Managers to assist with processing and entry of ballast water management reports submitted to the NBIC via fax. Data Managers will be responsible for keying data, proofing database records, and scoring ship errors in ballast water management reports using an MS Access interface. Data Managers may also be called on to generate reports using the NBIC Information Management System, a relational database system. Data Managers will share some office administrative duties as well. The Data Managers will also participate as a member of a research team and may also communicate with members of the commercial shipping industry. The NBIC is associated with the Marine Invasions Research Laboratory, which supports a staff of approximately 25 biologists who conduct research throughout the U.S. and overseas. Required: Bachelor's degree in biology, environmental science, or other relevant field. Practical experience with MS Excel and MS Access is desirable. Applicants must be organized, self motivated, and have excellent attention to detail. Strong communication skills, comfort working at computers, and ability to work as part of a research group are required. Salary: $28,701 plus benefits. Duration: 1 year, with prospect of renewal. Start as soon as April 2005. To Apply: Please submit current resume, cover letter, as well as contact information (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) for 3 references. For full consideration, please submit application materials by 25 March 2005, position open until filled. Applications should be submitted to Karen Eason (firstname.lastname@example.org), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037 USA. Email submission preferred. Posted: 3/14/05.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Seeking a full-time technician to operate a field-based study of elevated CO2 on soil carbon sequestration a wetland ecosystem. Duties include operating analytical equipment such as an infrared gas analyzer and a computer data collection system, constructing and maintaining experimental field chambers, and data management. Field work requires collecting and processing samples of water, plants and soils. The ideal candidate would have expertise with analytical equipment, the ability to use power tools to construct research equipment, and knowledge of biology or environmental chemistry. Appointment is one year and may be renewed for 3.5 additional years. The starting salary ranges from $36k-42k depending on experience. To apply, e-mail or snail-mail a letter of interest and resume by January 31 to: Dr. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. email@example.com or 443-482-2346. Posted: 1/5/05.
SoundWaters: interns for the period September to June to teach environmental education programs to children and adults, help with curriculum development, program logistics, etc. SoundWaters' mission is to educate children and adults about the wonders and beauty of Long Island Sound and its watershed. Through education, we provide people with an awareness of the changes they can make in their lives and communities to restore, protect and preserve Long Island Sound and the environment as a whole. SoundWaters is a non-profit organization located in Stamford, CT. Responsibilities: Teach environmental education programs alone and in team teaching situations Assist in curriculum development and coordination of program logistics Keep informed about current Long Island Sound and other environmental issues Support the smooth operation of the SoundWaters Center for Environmental Education, answering phones, feeding aquaria, organizing and maintaining the learning lab classroom and aquarium exhibit, etc., as needed Support the Education Director and other Educators in the event of illness or vacations Help train docents and other volunteers Frequent weekend hours Qualifications: Degree (or pursuit of) in Education, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, or related field. Experience with environmental and experiential education preferred. Familiarity working with special needs children a plus. Creativity, enthusiasm and flexibility. Ability to work in a team and with people from diverse backgrounds. Willingness to work hard and take initiative. Salary: This is a ten-month position of full-time work paid at $400-$500/week commensurate with experience. To apply: Mail, fax or e-mail resume, cover letter and three references to: Kathy Rhodes, SoundWaters, 1281 Cove Road, Stamford, CT 06902 fax: 203-967-8306, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/12/04.
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville: seeks candidates for a full time Director of the Gardens at SIUE. Successful candidates must possess proven management skills in the areas of acquiring & maintaining plant materials, and implementing the comprehensive vision and plan for this high-quality garden and educational facility, which is a cooperative project with the Missouri Botanical Garden. Qualifications required: BA/BS degree with 5-7 years of managing a botanical or conservatory facility experience, or a MS in Horticulture with 3-5 years similar experience. Application packet must include a brief statement (500 words or less) regarding the role of the gardens within a metropolitan university setting, resume, transcripts, and three current reference letters. To apply, mail applications to: College of Arts and Sciences, ATTN: Gardens Director Search Committee Chair, Box 1608, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1608. Starting date is July 1, 2005. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2005 and continue until position is filled. More information on application process. Posted: 3/7/05.
SUNY Stony Brook: Two field assistants are needed to work on a PhD thesis project in Reserva Miraflor, Esteli, Nicaragua from April-November 2005, with a minimum 2 1/2 month commitment. The goal of the project is to examine the effects of habitat choice on population dynamics in a forest-agriculture landscape through a comparison of habitat preference in three species of Neotropical wrens. Field assistant duties will include capture and banding of birds, territory and spot mapping, nest searching and monitoring, behavioral observations, insect and vegetation sampling, and radio telemetry. Experience with these methods is preferred. The field site is located in the semi montane semi deciduous forest-agriculture landscape of Reserva Miraflor. Conditions are rustic, and include both hot and cold weather, lots of rain, ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, biting flies, snakes, the occasional wild cat, and no electricity or running water. Field work will include strenuous hiking, often off trail, clearing land with a machete, and long 10-12 hr days. A positive attitude and the ability to cope with tough and exhausting conditions is a must. Applicants must be able to work independently with a high level of responsibility. The reserve is located 2hrs by bus from the city of Esteli, with access to hospital, telephone, fax, and internet services, as well as various forms of entertainment. Preference will be given to those with a degree in biology or related field, as well as to those with prior research experience in the tropics or other field settings. Spanish proficiency is preferred, but not required, and Esteli has many intensive Spanish language courses available. Food and lodging will be provided, as well as in-country travel expenses, but international travel is not. Please send a cover letter describing why you are interested in this project, dates of availability, resume, description of previous research experience and the names and contact information for three references to: Melissa Mark, 650 Life Sciences Bldg SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245, email@example.com. Fax: 631-632-7626. Applications by email or fax are acceptable. Deadline for application is Feb 08, 2005, but earlier applications will be evaluated when they are received, and positions may be filled early. Please email if you have any questions. Posted: 12/7/04.
Texas Tech University: Wildlife Research Assistant (2) needed from 1 July – 30 November 2005. Two temporary research assistant positions are available to assist with a study of swift fox in the Texas panhandle. Assistants will participate in a region wide presence-absence survey for this rare canid. Survey methods will include scat surveys and live trapping on publicly and privately owned grasslands in a 33-county area. Previous experience conducting scat surveys, identifying small canid scats, live trapping and handling meso-carnivores, collecting and recording morphometric data, using GPS units, aerial photo interpretation, driving 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATV’s, and identifying grassland plants is desirable but not required. The most important qualities are a positive attitude and a sincere interest in wildlife research and conservation. Individuals should be prepared to work long hours in inclement (very hot) field conditions. Rustic field conditions are anticipated; although a camper trailer will be available for cooking meals, a considerable amount of time will be spent camping and showers may be few and far between! Compensation: $1,100/month. Please note housing will not be required while working on this project. To apply send a cover letter, resume/C.V. and three references to: Doni Schwalm, Texas Tech University, Department of RWFM, Box 42125, Lubbock, TX 79409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Email applications are strongly encouraged. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 May 2005. Posted: 4/7/05.
USDA-Agricultural Research Service: The Pollinating Insects and Bee Biology Unit, Logan, UT, is seeking a permanent, full-time Biological Science Technician, GS-0404-05/06/07 to work with native bees and pollination, specifically to: Prepare, deploy, and recover bee trap nests; identify and curate nesting bee species; quantify sources of pollen, mortality, sex ratios and bee progeny production with aid of microscopy and x-rays; propagate and maintain healthy populations of experimental floral hosts and nesting populations of native bees; assist with comparative pollinator efficacy studies in various U.S. field sites, track and quantify fruit and seed production; maintain, calibrate, and operate some specialized analytical equipment; collect, preserve, and curate bees and plants, identifying them by keys; keep detailed, organized records of experiments; tabulate, proof and summarize research data electronically; and to perform elementary statistical analyses and graphics by computer. Salary range is $27-$44k. Details and application directions (pdf). To have a printed copy mailed, call 435-797-3071. U.S. citizenship is required. Applications must be postmarked by 6/27/05. Posted: 6/14/05.
USDA-Agricultural Research Service: We are looking for a person with a background in plant ecology or ecophysiology to serve as a field assistant on projects in western and central Nevada. The work is based out of the USDA/ARS, Exotic and Invasive Weed Research Unit in Reno, NV. Most of the work is focused on quantifying the impacts of a biological control agent on the invasive saltcedar tree and the surrounding plant community. Other projects involve quantifying plant community dynamics in cheat-grass invaded salt desert ecosystems. The work will be full time and will require a flexible work schedule, often requiring long days and work on weekends. Field work is in hot and dusty areas. The position is expected to start in early April and last through October 2005. The successful candidate must be available for full time summer field work including being away overnight, have a valid drivers' license and be comfortable working alone at least occasionally. We are looking for someone with a BS or MS with field experience in one or more of the following areas: plant ecology, restoration ecology, and plant physiological ecology. Pay is at the GS-5 ($11.82/hr), GS-7 ($14.55/hr) depending on experience and funding. Position will be a temporary, 180 day federal position through the USDA. Assistant will receive per diem and lodging for overnight stays. Please send a letter of interest and a c.v. with the names of 3 references to: Robert Pattison (email@example.com) by February 25, 2005. Questions about the position can be sent to Robert Pattison (firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-784-6057 ext. 242) or Carla D'Antonio (email@example.com). Posted: 1/27/05.
USDA-Agricultural Research Service: Biological Science Technician (GS-7/8/9, Permanent, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT) The technician works with an ecologist who is studying the ecology and management of grasshoppers in grassland ecosystems at the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney Montana. The technician participates in all phases of the field and laboratory research examining how grazing management can be used to reduce grasshopper outbreaks, effects of rangeland fire and livestock grazing on grasshoppers, and the influence of grasshopper herbivory on nutrient cycling and rangeland productivity. Candidates should have research experience in ecology, entomology, plant biology, or range management. This is a permanent position and applicants must be US citizens. Applications must be postmarked by February 8, 2005. Starting date is flexible. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org The full job description and application instructions are available on the web here and here. Posted: 1/21/05.
United States Department of Agriculture: Grassland Ecology Technician (GS-7/8/9, Permanent, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT). The technician works with an ecologist who is studying the ecology and management of grasshoppers in grassland ecosystems at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney Montana. The technician participates in all phases of the field and laboratory research examining how grazing management can be used to reduce grasshopper outbreaks, effects of rangeland fire and livestock grazing on grasshoppers, and the influence of grasshopper herbivory on nutrient cycling and rangeland productivity. Candidates should have research experience in ecology, entomology, or range management. Applications must be postmarked by August 3, 2004. Full job description and application instructions are available here. For additional information email: email@example.com. Posted: 7/7/04.
US EPA Western Ecology Division: Mesocosm Operations Specialist: We seek a qualified technician/environmental scientist to calibrate/replace, set-up and oversee the running of all micrometeorological and facilities equipment associated with the Terrestrial Ecophysiology Research Area. The position will be funded by Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Associates, a nonprofit organization that will be leasing the terracosm facility to perform a five-year asymmetric warming grassland experiment. Persons with experience collecting micrometeorological data, working with Campbell Scientific sensors and Cr10 data loggers, LiCor IRGAs, Rockwell IPC data acquisition systems, database programs and computer programming are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to work with multiple micrometeorological equipment and computer programs to control chamber or mesocosm conditions as well as experience supervising/overseeing project personnel. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of extension through the five years of the experiment; salary $38k-$45k commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and the names and contact information of three references that can be contacted for letters of recommendation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a full position description and email (as above) or send application materials to: Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Associates, c/o US EPA Western Ecology Division, 200 SW 35th St, Corvallis, Oregon 97333. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2005, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/8/05.
US EPA Western Ecology Division: Mesocosm Operations/Research Support Assistant: We seek one full time or two half time technicians to assist with: 1) the calibration/set-up of micrometeorological equipment associated with the Terrestrial Ecophysiology Research Area, and 2) the creation and monitoring of native grassland ecosystems within these chambers (more info). The position(s) will be funded by Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Associates, a nonprofit organization that will be leasing the terracosm facility to perform a five-year asymmetric warming grassland experiment. The successful applicant(s) will have technical/computer/calibration experience, and/or experience monitoring physiological, phenological, community or ecosystem processes. The pay rate will be $28,000 -$32,000 per year, based on education and experience and is eligible for a full benefits package. Applications for half-time positions will not include benefits, but potential for attaining a Masters degree could be explored. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and the names and contact information of three references that can be contacted for letters of recommendation. Email email@example.com for a full position description and email (as above) or send application materials to: Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Associates, c/o US EPA Western Ecology Division, 200 SW 35th St, Corvallis, Oregon, 97333. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2005, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/8/05.
USDA Forest Service: We are seeking a GS-5 level technician to assist in the fieldwork supporting a NASA-funded project linking satellite imagery (Hyperspectral, Landsat, and Modis) to tree defoliation impacts in northern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota (80%). Primary duties will include locating and establishing sample plots using a GPS in combination with both paper and digital maps; installation and maintanence of funnel traps for collecting caterpillar frass of active defoliators; and collecting basic tree-level data including basal area, species composition, and crown closure. Summer field conditions in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota can be challenging with temperature extremes, unpredictable weather, and dense biting insects. Fieldwork will require travel to widespread field sites, including overnight camping and motel stays. In addition the technician will spend some limited time in a laboratory assisting in the DNA extraction from spruce budworm samples (20%). Following training the technician will be expected to work independently, following established extraction protocols and safety procedures. Duty Location: Spooner, WI. To Apply: The job will post from May 4 - May 11 on USAJOBS. Look for vacancy announcement ADS05-NC-RH-064DT: Forestry Technician, GS-0462-05. Note that the posted job description is more generic than that listed above. Posted: 5/4/05.
USDA Forest Service: A number of positions are available with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program, PNW Research Station, Portland, Oregon. The FIA Program conducts forest inventories and forest health monitoring on forestlands of all land ownerships in Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii/Pacific Islands. The incumbent will be in full time travel status throughout this area. The crew leaders lead a two- or three-person crew in the field data collection of forest inventory and health monitoring data. The crew leader is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the crew including logistics, travel schedule, contacting landowners for access permission, interpretation of the field procedures manual, data accuracy, equipment, and safety. The crew members work under the direction of a crew leader and assist in the collection of inventory data. After a two to four week training session, the two or three person crews travel and work independently, measuring field plots across all land ownerships. The crew uses maps, aerial photos, and GPS units to navigate to, and find plot locations. Measurements taken include: - tree/sapling/seedling (species, diameter, height, defect, insect & disease, damage, etc) - understory vegetation (shrub, herb, grass species and percent cover, etc.) - down woody material (line transects, litter depth, and fuels measurement, etc.) - site index and site attributes (site tree selection, slope, aspect, topographic position, distance to water, etc.) - miscellaneous (GPS coordinates, standing dead tree measurements, mortality estimates, site disturbances, etc.) Work conditions are often arduous. Work is often performed in inclement weather (cold, heat, rain, snow) and on rugged, steep and/or brushy slopes. Significant amounts of on-trail and off-trail hiking are required, sometimes carrying a 60+ lb pack. Exposure to hazards such as poison oak and insects is common. Excellent physical conditioning is a must. During the 8 month field season the incumbent will be in continuous travel status 100% of the time and will change locations at least weekly or biweekly. Lodging is generally in motel/hotels, but in some areas significant amounts of backpacking/camping are required. We expect to assign staff to a specific state or portion of a state. However, depending on workload and other circumstances, staff may be shifted among areas. For instance, after the completion of the field season in Oregon and Washington, the crews in those states will shift work to California. The permanent seasonal and the term seasonal positions are 18/8, meaning a minimum of 18 two-week pay periods (8 months) of work per year is guaranteed. The field season usually runs from mid-April though late November. If you would like more information, please contact: Bob Rhoads (503-808-2022, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/1/05.
USDA Forest Service: Avian research assistants and crew leader needed May 2 - July 30, 2005 for a collaborative project by the USDA Forest Service, the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of California, Davis to study the effects of urbanization and human disturbance on forest landbirds in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Fieldwork will involve searching for and monitoring nests of open- and cavity-nesting species, measuring habitat characteristics, and conducting behavioral observations. Qualified applicants must be in good physical condition, able to work independently and with others, able to work for long hours, willing to work outdoors in extremes of cold, heat, and mosquitoes, comfortable navigating off-trail with a map and compass, and most importantly, enthusiastic about studying birds. Experience with finding nests of forest landbirds is a plus. Salary is $1700/month for crew members and $2100/month for the crew leader. Shared housing is available at approximately $200/month. Possession of a U.S. Social Security Number and a valid U.S. driver's license required. To apply, send a resume and contact information for three references by e-mail to Matt Schlesinger (mdschlesinger *at* ucdavis.edu). Please specify your dates of availability, and please do not apply if you cannot start by May 2. Review of applications will begin immediately. Posted: 2/28/05.
USDA-Forest Service: forest ecology tech positions in northern Sierra Nevada. The Plumas Administrative Study is a multifaceted study of forest ecology and management based in the Plumas National Forest. It has five modules studying vegetation, small mammals, songbirds, owls and wildfire. This season the vegetation module will take on a wide array of projects, including the effect of forest thinning on understory microclimate, microhabitat requirements for conifer seedling establishment and the forest structure of spotted owl nesting and foraging areas. Qualifications: Successful applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, botany, forestry or a closely related subject. In addition, applicants should have some experience doing field work, particularly in basic plant identification and forest measurement techniques. Knowledge of the flora of the Sierra Nevada and FIA protocols is useful but not required. Only US citizens may apply for these positions. Logistics: The crew, along with several other modules of the project, will be based at the University of California Forestry Camp in Meadow Valley, CA where housing will be available. Work will begin on May 16 and last until the end of September, with a possibility of continuing further into the fall. We will normally work four ten-hour days per week, probably Monday through Thursday. Pay is $13.21 per hour. To Apply: See the official announcement. Applications must be submitted through the AVUE system, linked from the official announcement page. This system is not particularly user-friendly so please email me if you encounter any problems. Applications must be submitted electronically by Tuesday, March 1, 2005. Please direct any questions about these positions or the application process to email@example.com. Posted: 2/16/05.
US Fish and Wildlife Service: The candidate for this position will serve as biological technician in a term position for 23 weeks from early June 2005 until early November 2005. The candidate will be assigned to a shortnose sturgeon project on the Potomac River, which is a joint project between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Maryland Fishery Resources Office and U.S. Geological Survey Conte Lab. The project is seeking to document the occurrence of shortnose sturgeon in the Potomac River and to monitor seasonal habitat usage. The candidate will be stationed at the USFWS-Maryland Fishery Resources Office in Annapolis, Maryland. Duties include but are not limited to: 1. Assist with field sampling which includes boating in swift water and gill netting to capture sturgeon. 2. Candidate is expected to assist with tagging of sturgeon with a telemetry tag and mobile tracking of sturgeon to determine movements and habitat use. 3. Candidate is expected to collect scientific data, and aid in data entry and analysis. 4. Candidate will also assist in operating and maintaining biological field equipment, vehicles, and boats. Qualifications: 1. Two or more years of academic coursework in the biological sciences. 2. Boating experience is extremely desired. 3. Must be able to swim. 4. Must possess a valid state drivers license. 5. Previous field experience preferred. Working conditions: 1. Work outdoors, in a boat, in all kinds of weather. Exposure to sun, wind and insects will occur. The candidate must enjoy working outdoors even in inclement weather and at odd hours. 2. May be required to pull nets weighing up to 50lbs. Compensation: $10.38/hour for 23 weeks, with an estimated work week of 40 hours. Candidate is responsible for transportation to and from principle duty station. The government does not provide housing, meals or other living expenses. Please email or fax letter of interest and CV to: Megan Atcheson, USFWS - Maryland Fishery Resources Office, 177 Admiral Cochrane Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401. Megan_Atcheson@fws.gov, Ph: 410-573-4595, Fax: 410-2632608. Posted: 3/23/05.
US Geological Survey: 180-day appointment for a field biological-science technician to assist with the evaluation of monitoring protocols for National Park Service units of the Colorado Plateau region. The position is based in Moab, Utah, but primarily consists of field work to be conducted across the Plateau. Salary: $16.36 per hour. Applications should be sent to the address below and must be received no later than 31 March 2005. Refer to vacancy number MM-05-02. For a copy of the full job announcement, contact Mark Miller (435.719.2340, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/22/05.
US Geological Survey: Responsible and trustworthy field research assistants needed immediately until August 15, 2005 for projects investigating the effects of vegetation manipulations on plant communities in the Intermountain West. These projects are based at the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), which provides research and technical assistance for sound management and conservation of biological systems in the western U.S. Incumbents will be based at FRESC's Snake River Field Station in Boise, ID and will work on several projects in ID, OR, NV, and/or WY. These will be GS-6 positions, paying $14.72/hr. To qualify for a GG-6 you need 1 year and 9 months of field survey party experience OR 4 years of subprofessional work experience OR 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 120 semester/180 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. Subprofessional experience consists of working as a technician or aid in the field or in a laboratory or similar environment. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience are qualifying. Jobs will involve traveling and camping from 0 to 20 days/month; working long hours in cold, hot, wet, windy, and dry weather; driving on faint, rough, poorly marked, rocky, dusty, and muddy roads; navigating with GPS units and poor maps; staying safe in remote areas by using caution and good judgment; accurately collecting and recording large amounts of data; identifying plants in all stages of growth from seedlings to senescent stalks; installing and emptying insect traps; and taking many digital photos. These jobs will also involve working in remote and beautiful areas, camping under the stars, seeing the sunset and the moon rise, experiencing dawn over the arid West each day, hearing coyotes sing at dusk, and seeing pronghorn antelope race and Harrier hawks dance over the Sagebrush Sea. Work hours will vary during employment. The incumbent may work long hours, beginning early in the morning and ending late at night. S/he may also be periodically becalmed due to inclement weather, plant phenology, vehicle maintenance, or programmatic reasons. The work will involve long hours spent standing, bending, walking, and a great amount of physical exertion. The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of plant ecology or wildlife /habitat relationships in the Great Basin, and experience conducting field research, using dichotomous keys and reading vegetation transects. Equally important are the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision, make sensible decisions, play well with others, appreciate the beauty of the Sagebrush Sea, treat the field vehicles and equipment gently, and work and travel safely. You must apply for this job through the Idaho Commerce and Labor web site. You will need to register on the web site, then apply for job # ID 1140882 and submit letter of interest, CV/resume (including starting and ending dates of each job and number of hours worked per week for each job - VERY important.), plus names and contact information of people familiar with your talents and abilities by email, fax, or snail mail. College transcript must also be included with applications; unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Question? contact either Cindy Salo (email@example.com) or Rhonda Dart (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/14/05.
US Geological Survey: Several temporary positions (one GS-07 position and five GS-05 positions) have opened at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. We will be hiring one crew leader (GS-07) and five field assistants (GS-05) for grassland bird studies in the northern and central Great Plains. Field work will encompass censusing breeding bird populations (including songbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other birds) in native and tame grasslands (and associated wetlands) using an established monitoring protocol. 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. The crew leader 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. Positions typically start in late April to mid-May and end in mid-July to mid-August. Salaries are $13.21/hour for the five GS-05 positions and $16.36/hour for the GS-07 (crew leader) position. U.S. citizenship is required; however, U.S. citizens living in other countries, naturalized U.S. citizens, and any individuals who can prove dual U.S. citizenship also may apply for and be considered for these positions. How To Apply: These positions will be open from 23 February to 8 March 2005, and will require that individuals officially apply through the Federal Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS). Click on 'Login to OARS.' A welcome screen will appear prompting you through the system and allowing you to apply for the jobs. The positions are listed under the category 'Public Status Vacancies'. The numbers for the job announcements are: GS-05 (CR-2005-0127) and GS-07 (CR-2005-0126). Posted: 2/28/05.
U.S. Geological Survey: Responsible and trustworthy field research assistants needed March 01 or April 01 to August 15, 2005 to collect vegetation and soils data for several plant ecology projects in the Intermountain West. Projects are based at the USGS's Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), which provides research and technical assistance for sound management and conservation of biological systems in the western U.S. Research projects include characterizing recovery of sagebrush steppe communities after wildfire in SW Idaho and northern NV, investigating treatments to restore sagebrush communities at Hart Mt. National Antelope Refuge in OR, and evaluating effects of restoration on wildlife habitat at several sites in the northern Great Basin. These jobs will be GS-5 or GS-6 positions, paying $13.21/hr or $14.72/hr, depending on incumbent's qualifications. Workers will be based at FRESC's Snake River Field Station in Boise, ID and will work in ID, OR, NV, UT and/or WY. These jobs will involve traveling extensively and camping from 0 to 20 days/month; working long hours in cold, hot, wet, windy, and dry weather; driving on faint, rough, poorly marked, rocky, dusty, and muddy roads; navigating with GPS units and poor maps; accurately collecting and recording large amounts of data; identifying plants in all stages of growth from seedlings to senescent stalks; and taking many digital photos. These jobs will also involve working in remote and beautiful areas, camping under the stars, seeing the sunset and the moon rise, experiencing dawn over the arid West each day, hearing coyotes sing at dusk, and seeing pronghorn antelope race and Harrier hawks dance over the Sagebrush Sea. Work hours will vary during employment. The incumbents may work long hours, beginning early in the morning and ending late at night. They may also be periodically becalmed due to inclement weather, plant phenology, vehicle maintenance, or programmatic reasons. The work will involve long hours spent standing, bending, walking, and a great amount of physical exertion. The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds. Preferred candidates will have knowledge of the plants and ecosystems of the Great Basin, and experience using dichotomous keys and vegetation transects. But more important is being honest and forthright, possessing the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision, to make sensible decisions, to play well with others, to appreciate the beauty of the Sagebrush Sea, to treat the field vehicles and equipment gently, and to work and travel safely. Apply at Idaho Commerce and Labor under job numbers ID1132534 (GS-5) and ID1132533 (GS-6). Please read GS grade requirements carefully before applying. Applications must be received by February 15, 2005. Please submit letter of interest, CV/resume, and names and contact information of people familiar with your talents and abilities. College transcript must also be included with applications; unofficial transcripts are acceptable. To learn more about these jobs, contact Cindy Salo (208-426-2893, email@example.com). Posted: 1/13/05.
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: Six temporary biological field technicians are sought to work for the USGS, in the northern Great Basin from March until September, with possible extension until December. Application Deadline: February 11, 2005. Duties: Technician will be paid $13.21/hour and may work on several USGS-BRD projects identifying strategies to control the dominance of cheatgrass and other weeds on Great Basin rangelands, restoring native species, increasing biodiversity, and monitoring post-fire treatments. More information. Duties include identifying plants, performing various vegetation sampling techniques, soil sampling, monitoring native grass, forb, and shrub germination, accurately recording data, driving on poor and sometimes muddy roads, collection of GPS and photo points, and processing plant and soil samples in the laboratory. Field work will take place in Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho and lab work will be done in Corvallis, Oregon. Field work will involve exposure to extreme temperature and weather conditions, and extended stays (up to 2 weeks) in remote locations (backcountry camping). Candidates will be chosen based on their combination of experience and education. Preferred candidates will have experience in plant identification, especially within the Great Basin. Travel expenses will be covered by the projects using either standard federal per diem or a camp rate per diem. The work involves long hours spent standing, bending, walking, and a great amount of physical exertion. The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds in the performance of the assignment. Work could possibly be done in 10 hours per day, hours can include all times of day and night, and will vary during the employment term with weather and field conditions. Core hours will typically be 8am - 5pm. Please email or send letter of interest, CV, and the name and contact information for three references to: Please also submit transcripts (unofficial acceptable) to document all education used for position qualification. Scott Shaff (firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-758-8802). Posted: 1/28/05.
USGS Leetown Science Center: The Aquatic Ecology Lab is seeking two research technicians to assist with ongoing research studies in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. Position descriptions are attached. Application procedures are described below. (1) Biological Science Technician. The primary duties will include field work during the spring and summer, and lab and data management work in the winter. Field work will include fish and amphibian surveys in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, unionid mussel surveys on the Allegheny River, wetland studies in the Shenandoah Valley, and horseshoe crab beach surveys and boat tagging efforts in the Delaware Bay. The incumbent can expect to spend 16 weeks or more conducting field work. Winter responsibilities will occur at our laboratory in Leetown, WV, and will primarily involve technical support in our Geographic Information Systems laboratory and will include data entry and data management responsibilities. Qualifications: The incumbent should have a MS degree in a related field, or a BS degree with significant field experience in aquatic ecology studies. Preference will be given to applicants who have additional experience with GIS and GPS. Must be enthusiastic, reliable, self-motivated and able to work well in a team. Must have drivers license and a clean driving record. Must be able to swim, and SCUBA diving certification is preferred but not required. Work will involve carrying some heavy equipment over uneven terrain and up stairs. Work on boats will be required. Frequent travel will be required, but field housing will be provided while on travel status. The candidate must be capable of rigorous fieldwork and should enjoy working outside even in inclement weather or at odd hours. Term of employment will be one year and can be renewed. Preferred start date is mid-March, but is negotiable. Salary: Salary will be at GS-6 ($31,903 per y) or GS-7 ($35,452 per y) depending on experience. Application procedure: Applications for this position can be submitted online at OARS. In addition to submitting an online application, please send a letter of interest and CV (or resume) to: Craig Snyder, USGS - Leetown Science Center, 11700 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25443. (email@example.com, 304-724-4468, FAX 724-4465). (2) Biological Science Technician - Field Assistant Technician will participate in two research studies: 1) amphibians in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and 2) horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay. For the horseshoe crab study, the technician will assist in a variety of population studies. A major duty will be to assist in telemetry study to track movement and spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay. Lab work will include identification of egg and larval stages, laboratory analysis of sediment size distribution, and data entry and analysis. The Delaware Water Gap study will focus on determining amphibian diversity patterns in wetlands throughout the park. The technician will spend considerable amount of time in the field assisting with data collection. Qualifications: Candidates should have some field experience and an academic background in biological or environmental sciences. Must be enthusiastic, reliable, self-motivated and able to work well in a team. Must have drivers license and a clean driving record. Must be able to swim. Fieldwork will take place throughout Delaware Bay on boats and on estuarine beaches. Work involves carrying some heavy equipment (i.e., marine deep cycle batteries) over uneven terrain and up stairs. Work on boats will be required. Lab work will take place at the USGS-Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville WV. Frequent travel will be required, but field housing will be provided while on travel status. The candidate must be capable of rigorous fieldwork and should enjoy working outside even in inclement weather or at odd hours. Term of employment will last 20 weeks beginning early April and lasting through August. Salary will be at GG-5 ($13.71 per h) to GG-7 ($16.99 per h) depending on experience. Application procedure: To apply for this position, send (or email) a letter of interest and CV (or resume) to David Smith, USGS - Leetown Science Center, 11700 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25443. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-724-4467, FAX 724-4465). Posted: 1/25/05.
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station: (USGS, Biological Resources Discipline) Many summer Biological Science Technician positions will be filled. Positions start in mid-May and will last 4–6 months. Want people with an interest in forest ecology and who want to work outdoors. Pay: GS-5 (approx. $13.21/hour). Location: Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park Three Rivers, CA. Application deadline: February 9, 2005. Examples of Duties: Measure forest demographics, including measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierra Nevada trees, and forest pathology. For more information, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or e:mail at email@example.com. To apply, go to www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars and look for jobs in Tulare County, CA; job announcement number WR-2005-0150. Posted: 1/21/05.
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station: (USGS, Biological Resources Division) Biological Science Technician (several positions), GS-5 (approx. $13.85/hour), work out of San Diego, CA. Positions will start in late March and will last 3 to 4 months. Want people with an interest in plant ecology and who want to work outdoors. Application deadline: December 17, 2004. Duties: Evaluate post-fire recovery of chaparral shrublands. Collect field botany data including navigating to sites, laying out plots, and identifying plants to species using keys. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research and sampling, as well as keying and identification of plants. For more information, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or e:mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, go to http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/ and search for announcement number WR-2005-0083 in Tulare County. Posted: 12/2/04.
University of Alaska Anchorage: This summer a research opportunity at Toolik Lake, Alaska is available to a suitable candidate to study how long term increases in snow and summer temperatures affect plant, soil and trace gas processes in tussock and dry tundra. This is part of an ongoing NSF funded experiment that contributes to the International Tundra Experiment. The study was initiated in 1994. This summer the project is focusing on three main areas and seeks candidates qualified to undertake such studies. First, we are interested in summer-long rates of soil respiration, peak season biomass, and soil C & N pools. We are interested in applicants who can spend ~ 100 days at the field station (mid-May to late August), who have experience working on plant, soil and or trace gas studies, who have field experience in harsh environments and who have experience conducting ecological studies in arctic or alpine settings. Individuals with BS, MS or finishing PhD students will be considered. Living accommodations, meals and a stipend of $1500/mo will be provided. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a resume describing relevant experience and accomplishments and names of three references. Please submit email applications by 20 April to: Professor Jeff Welker (email@example.com). Posted: 4/7/05.
University of Alaska Anchorage: This position will assist in developing a database on vertebrate species of conservation concern in Alaska. The applicant must evaluate information sources, synthesize existing information, accurately enter data, and develop geographic information system (GIS) maps of species range and occurrence. The incumbent will take primary responsibility for report preparations, and assist in seeking external funding for future projects, as this position is contingent upon grants and contracts. Some fieldwork may be required. The research professional will also be responsible for supervising other zoological technical staff. A bachelor's degree in biological sciences, zoology, or ecology, preferably with an emphasis in conservation biology and Alaskan experience is required; a master's degree and/or professional experience in the field preferred. Candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills. Proficiency in relational databases (MS Access, ORACLE) and GIS technologies (ArcView, ArcGIS) is highly desirable. Applicant must have demonstrated experience managing, analyzing, interpreting, and displaying biological data in both tabular and spatial formats; the ability to collaborate effectively with biologists, conservation professionals, and resource managers of varying technical levels; the ability to supervise staff, coordinate and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines. The ability to work in challenging field conditions is required. Traveling, camping, hiking, and working in remote regions of Alaska is likely. The primary job duty is to assist the program zoologist in developing a database on vertebrate species of conservation concern in Alaska. Job duties include reviewing literature and museum collections, compiling and synthesizing data into species status reports, and evaluating conservation status ranks. The incumbent manages, develops, and ensures integration of spatial and biological relational databases and associated hard-copy and metadata files that document the distribution and conservation status of species of concern. This will include responsibility for all data entry, quality control, and supervision of student employees. The majority of work will be conducted at the species level but the incumbent must also be comfortable working at the landscape scale. Specifically, aids with the development of habitat maps and develops models of species distributions based on various GIS layers. The incumbent works with the program zoologist seeking external funding for future research projects. To apply and more information visit UAA Employment Opportunities. Deadline: March 10. Posted: 2/24/05.
University of Alaska Anchorage: We seek a suitably qualified analytical chemist to manage our state of the art facility for environmental chemistry (ASET). The laboratory consists of GC-MS, LC- MS and ICP-MS instruments that require oversight, maintenance and the training of students and we are specifically interested in individuals with experience in operating these devices. Duties will include supervision of technically trained personnel, performing instrument service and maintaining service records and tracking laboratory budgets and maintaining effecting billing practices. Minimum qualifications are a MS in Science in analytical chemistry or closely related field plus 3-5 years of experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Contact John Kennish, firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the position. Excellent health insurance and retirement benefits are included. Applications should apply through the UAA HR web page (Research Professional 2 - Zoological Assistant, PCN: 730373). Application review will begin March 4, 2005. Posted: 2/21/05.
University of Alaska Fairbanks: We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as facility supervisor (camp manager) for Toolik Field Station (TFS), a remote scientific research station in arctic Alaska, in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range. TFS is used by scientists, students, and professional staff from approximately 50 US and international universities and agencies, and is occupied by 10-100 people per day during the summer field season (April-September), and intermittently during the rest of the year. The camp manager has overall responsibility for the safety of TFS users, their science support needs, and the coordination of housing, lab assignments, and storage space. The camp manager is also responsible for management of a public water system, electric generation systems, fuel storage areas, camp data/telecom/radio systems, and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies. The camp manager supervises an on-site staff of 2-12, including kitchen staff, field operations assistants, and maintenance personnel. TFS is very busy during the peak summer field season. The camp manager must be able to work well under pressure, deal sensitively and professionally with a wide variety of faculty, staff, and students, work accurately without direct supervision and under adverse weather conditions. Skills in positive team leadership, cooperative decision-making, good hospitality practices, and accurate record-keeping are essential. From April to September, the camp manager will be based at TFS, with a 3-week on, 1-week off rotation. During the rest of the year, the camp manager will be based at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (M-F 8-5). This is a fun and challenging opportunity to work in a collegial scientific environment with many of the world's foremost experts in arctic ecology, in a beautiful and remote location in Alaska. For more information on the position and instructions on how to apply, see the full job description. You may contact Mike Abels, IAB Operations Manager (email@example.com) with questions. Application materials must be received by 4:30 pm on March 24, 2005. Posted: 3/7/05.
University of Arizona: The Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) has a vacancy for a Research Intern position, available to start as soon as possible, to assist in our efforts to map the geographic patterns of global agricultural land use and land cover. The position will be ideal for a post-master’s or post-bachelor’s level student seeking a full-time position. The work will involve the integration of remotely-sensed land cover data with agricultural census data from around the world, to develop global maps of croplands, pastures, major crops, irrigation, fertilizer application rates, etc. The employee will work with a research scientist and several undergraduate students to design and maintain agricultural census databases; download, manipulate, and analyze global remotely-sensed data, and improve upon the statistical methods developed by SAGE to integrate remotely-sensed data with agricultural census data. The successful candidate will have excellent quantitative and analytical skills. Applicants with degrees in Environmental Studies, Geography, Ecology, or Atmospheric Science are ideally suited for this position. Experience working with environmental data, including both spatial data (remote sensing or otherwise) and socio-economic data would be beneficial. In addition, the candidate would ideally have experience in database management, spatial analysis using GIS, as well as some experience with statistical methods. Some experience with UNIX platforms, as well as the use of FORTRAN programming will also be a plus. Candidates should have good written and oral communication skills. In addition, candidates should be able to work well independently, to interface with undergraduate students, and under the direction of senior staff. The appointment will initially be for a year and may continue longer based on performance and continued funding. Annual salary $30,000 plus benefits. To apply, please submit an application letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references by email to: Navin Ramankutty, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, 1710 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the following subject line in your email: RESEARCH INTERN APPLICATION. Questions? Please email: email@example.com. No phone inquiries please. Review of applications will begin on Dec 15 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 12/9/04.
University of Arizona: Research Specialist, Senior. Permanent staff position, $36k-40k annually. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. David D. Breshears (520 621-7259, firstname.lastname@example.org) in the School of Natural Resources and affiliated with the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth. The successful candidate will interact with collaborators in ecosystems ecology, hydrology, physiological ecology, soil science, landscape ecology, remote sensing and ecosystem modeling. Research emphasizes interrelationships between ecology and hydrology in dryland ecosystems, interactions between woody and herbaceous plants, carbon and water fluxes, wind vs. water erosion and new technology for measuring soil carbon (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy). Studies in progress or planned for the near future will include use of carbon and water flux towers. To apply, visit https://www.uacareertrack.com/ and search for position # 31840. Review begins 11-10-2004, open until filled. Posted: 11/8/04.
University of Arkansas-Monticello: Program Technician, Forest Ecology. This position assists Arkansas Forest Resource Center scientists in research activities assessing impacts of forest management on soil productivity, water quality, and forest productivity. The individual will organize and participate in field work, manage and summarize research data, perform statistical analyses, and cooperate with scientist in preparing publications and presentations for professional outlets and extension activities. A M.S. degree in a natural resources field or biological sciences and a background in forest ecosystems, water, or soils are preferred but a B.S degree with adequate years of experience is acceptable. Salary is commensurate with experience ($26k-$36k) and includes benefits. The complete job announcement posted here or contact Dr. Hal Liechty, 870/460-1452. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Rhonda Parris, School of Forest Resources, P.O. Box 3468, UAM, Monticello, AR 71656. Review of applications will begin Oct. 15.
University of California, Santa Barbara: Two positions at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS). (1) Program Coordinator, Ecosystem-based Management. NCEAS is seeking a Program Coordinator to manage EBM scientific activities. Position oversees program operations, and helps fulfill the program's objectives of developing a coherent body of knowledge that will change the conceptual foundations for managing coastal-marine ecosystems. Applicants should have a Masters degree in Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field; Ph.D. desirable. Strong scientific background, experience in project management, and extraordinary communication skills. Experience working with large research groups, formulating strategic work plans, managing research projects, developing scientific and technical publications, and coordinating multiple senior investigators and staff is highly desirable. To apply, send letter of application, CV and contact information for three references to email@example.com. (2) Information Manager, Ecosystem-based Management. NCEAS has an immediate opening for an Information Manager to develop and maintain an integrated data management system and web-based clearing house for all data, information and analytical tools resulting from the NCEAS Scientific Foundations for EBM Program. Must have strong background in systems analysis, database modeling, design and application programming, and analysis of large data sets. Expertise and experience with relational and object-oriented database systems, SQL programming and geographic information systems (GIS). Knowledge of web scripting languages (e.g., PHP, Perl) and distributed computing technologies (e.g., WSDL, RMI). Detailed knowledge of web and internet technologies (e.g., XML, Web services). For a complete description and to apply, visit https://jobs.ucsb.edu for job number 20040450. For more information see the full job ads. Posted: 10/22/04.
University of Florida: The Ft Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking applicants for a technical analyst position on ongoing applied ecological research projects 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 with spatial and geostatistical problem solving to examine spatial issues of hydrological and land use characteristics and wildlife habitat in the Everglades landscape, and landscape model integration with public and policy-maker decision support systems. Models will assist federal and state agencies in making restoration recommendations and decisions in south Florida. Preparation of documentation, metadata, and publications is expected. Applicant should be well versed in spatial statistics, geostatistics and general programming. Experience with integrating statistical models in ArcGIS is desirable. Education and experience in ecology, conservation biology, or related field and experience with ecological models are a plus. Minimum salary is $30,567 and depends upon education and experience. Salary includes a full benefits package. 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 March 1, 2005 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: 1/27/05.
University of Florida: The Florida Ameriflux Site is looking to fill one full time Research Assistant Position. This person will aid in the daily operations of 3 permanent eddy covariance sites. In addition, the person will help in establishing a roving eddy covariance study that looks at spatial variability in carbon, water, and energy exchange in North Central Florida. This person will also help in collection of leaf and tree level ecophysiological measurements. This person will split time between field and laboratory (70%-30%). Applicant should have the ability to work a non-traditional work schedule. Qualifications: The applicant should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in forest science, biology, botany, or related field (MS would be preferred). This person should also have general computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft programs. Knowledge of Licor and Campbell Scientific equipment would be a benefit. Applicants must not have a fear of heights or any medical conditions that limits their ability to work in the harsh summer conditions of North Central Florida. For more information please contact Dr.Gregory Starr. Applicants should submit CV or resume and 3 potential references. Salary: Negotiable with experience. Closing Date: Open until position is filled. Please contact: Dr. Gregory Starr, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, 134 Newins Ziegler Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611. Phone: 352-846-0889, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 10/1/04.
University of Hawaii: Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan Coordinator, Kauai; providing professional assistance to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife to facilitate the development of an island-wide Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) addressing the take of threatened and endangered seabirds on Kauai by: (1) analyzing existing data sets; (2) identifying additional data needs; (3) identifying conservation measures to eliminate or reduce impacts; (4) identifying conservation measures to mitigate for unavoidable impacts; (5) conducting public outreach activities including contacting potential participants of an HCP; (6) providing technical assistance; (7) conducting nesting colony surveys; (8) seeking funding from Federal, state, and private grant organizations; and (9) preparing correspondence and reports. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $2,763.00. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelors Degree from an accredited 4 year college in Biology, Wildlife Management, Zoology or Field Ecology. Experience: Two to four (2-4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of biology, ecology, wildlife conservation, and/or research. Masters degree from an accredited college or university in related field may substitute for experience. Required: Knowledge and experience in ecology and wildlife biology sufficient to conduct biological investigations to predict and identify the effects of land use and land management activities in the environment. Skill in exercising professional independent judgment and decision-making. Sufficiently developed writing and organizational skills to effectively express ideas and concepts. Ability to prepare and write various types of documents such as letters, memoranda, briefings statements, and technical reports. Ability to effectively communicate orally and express technically complex concepts and plans clearly. Ability to meet and deal with the general public, Federal, State and local officials. Occasional field work requires physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or muddy surfaces; bending, crawling, stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities. Desirable Qualifications: Comprehensive knowledge of Federal and State environmental laws, regulations, and regulatory processes. Skill and experience in data presentation, scientific expository style writing, and public speaking. Well-developed ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. Inquiries: Lynnette Kinoshita, 956-3932 (Oahu). To apply: go to http://www.rcuh.com, click on Employment and navigate to Job Announcements/Apply for a Job. Apply before: 10/29/2004. Posted: 10/12/04.
University of Idaho: We are seeking 8 vegetation technicians to support the efforts of the Northwest Regional GAP Project (NWGAP), a regional effort to map the distribution of plant communities, terrestrial vertebrate habitat, and land stewardship and management status in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. For those who want to truly experience an entire region of the Inter-Mountain West, this will be a fantastic job. Vegetation technicians will quantify the floristic composition and ecological setting of plant communities in western Montana and portions of Idaho. Field crews will travel to remote locations with 4x4 vehicles for up to 10 days. Representative examples of plant communities ranging from low elevation grass and shrub lands to the montane and sub-alpine forests to the alpine tundra and ice fields are needed to support the vegetation mapping component of the NWGAP. Because the existing network of roads will not reach all of these communities, there will be numerous opportunities to participate in backpacking trips to roadless wilderness areas where data are lacking. Therefore, solid outdoor, 4x4 driving, and organizational skills are required, in addition to good judgment and tenacity. Field crews will navigate to plant communities and delineate their locations with the assistance of ArcView 3.x software and digital geospatial data. Elements of floristic composition and ecological setting will be entered into a Microsoft Access database. All qualified graduate students and undergraduates will be considered. Qualifications: 1) Knowledge of the dominant flora of western Montana. 2) Proficiency with plant taxonomy and species identification. 3) Familiarity with simple operations in ArcView 3.X and Microsoft Access. 4) Good driving record and experience driving 4X4 vehicles on backcountry roads. 5) Experience/Ability/Ardent Desire to backpack to remote locations for data collection. 6) Dedication, bordering on religious zeal, to accurate data entry. Pay Range: $10-15/per hour depending on qualifications. Duration: Field data collection will take place beginning in mid-June 2005 and end in September or October 2005 depending on data needs and weather conditions. There are 8 positions available. To apply, please email your resume and three references to Todd Sajwaj (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 208.885.3720 with questions. These positions will be open until filled. Posted: 6/9/05.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Two internships are available to assist with bat inventories at 4 National Parks in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network (Fort Necessity, Friendship Hill, Johnstown Flood, and Allegheny Portage, Pennsylvania), 1 in the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network (Assateague Island, Maryland), and at the U.S. Naval facility at Carderock (West Bethesda, Maryland). Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with fall swarming surveys at New River Gorge or Gauley River, West Virginia. Interns will assist Bat Biologists from the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory. Interns will receive excellent field research experience and learn a great deal about bat biology, ecology, and research. Duties will include helping with mist netting, harp trapping, Anabat II, and in handling and processing bats. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, be in good physical condition, and have a strong work ethic. Position requires long hours and working late at night under varied environmental conditions. Field transportation and housing will be provided. Applicants will receive complete pre-exposure rabies vaccine. A B.S. degree, or enrollment in a B.S. program, in biological sciences, ecology, wildlife or closely related field is preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and experience with 4WD. Applications will be considered as they are received until 1 April 2005; position available from mid-May to late August, with further possibility of employment through September or October. Stipends are $1,000/month. Apply by sending a statement of interest, indicating availability; resume; and a list of 3 references (name, phone, and e-mail address) to: Bat Intern Search, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532, 301-689-7102 (email@example.com). For specific information about the project, contact Ed Gates (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Josh Johnson (email@example.com). Posted: 2/10/05.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: Applications are solicited for a faculty research associate (FRA) experienced in the use of image processing, remote sensing and GIS in ecology or the environmental sciences. The focus of this position is on mapping landscape patterns and disturbance in national parks and other public lands using a range of image types, including Ikonos, Spot, Landsat, MODIS and hyperspectral sensors such as AVIRIS or Hyperion. Experience with specific image types is not necessary, but familiarity with core image processing methods (e.g., orthorectification, image classification) is required. Experience with a major image processing software (Imagine or ENVI) and familiarity with ArcGIS software are required. Programming experience is desirable (e.g., VB, IDL, AML, Avenue). Some fieldwork and travel in the Mid-Atlantic region may be necessary. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in geography, environmental science or a related discipline with at least 2 years experience in digital image processing. Applicants with Master’s degrees preferred. The position will be located in Frostburg at the Appalachian Laboratory of UMCES in the mountains of western Maryland. Initial appointment is for one year (renewable for up to 2 additional years pending suitable performance). To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to: RS/GIS FRA Search, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD 21532-2307. For more information, please contact Dr. Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins February 21, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available to start immediately. Competitive salary and benefits are offered. Posted: 1/31/05.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: The Appalachian Laboratory seeks two positions, a GIS Specialist and an Education Coordinator, for our NSF-funded I-GIS Project. The I-GIS Project will help 7th-12th grade teachers integrate GIS-based environmental science investigations into their curriculum to enhance students' inquiry skills and promote interest in GIS and related careers. Both the GIS Specialist and Education Coordinator will work closely with a collaborative team of research and education faculty, professional staff, and secondary school teachers. These positions are for three years with a possible extension. The GIS Specialist will manage technical aspects of the project, prepare spatial datasets and materials for GIS lessons, co-lead workshops, and interact regularly with teacher participants. Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree in geography, environmental/biological sciences or a related field, at least 2 years experience using GIS, excellent communication and teamwork skills, experience in project management, and interest in secondary school education. Preferred qualifications include a master's degree and experience in GIS education and teacher professional development programs. The Education Coordinator will coordinate all project activities, co-lead workshops, assist with lesson development, and manage other administrative activities. Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree in environmental/biological sciences, science education or a related field, at least 1 year experience in teacher/student education, experience in project management, excellent communication and teamwork skills, confidence using and learning various software applications, and interest in environmental science education. Preferred qualifications include a master's degree and experience in GIS education. Applicants should send a letter describing their background and interests (identify position of interest), a resume, and contact information for two or more references to Cat Stylinski at email@example.com or 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg MD 21532. Review of applications will begin October 8 2004 and will continue until the positions are filled. Posted: 8/19/04.
University of Massachusetts: Approx. April 15th thru August 31st, 2005. Looking for one full-time (40+hrs/wk.) research technician to assist in a project studying the ecology and conservation of Eastern spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus h. holbrooki) at Cape Cod National Seashore. Job responsibilities will include: 1) Employing dipnet and aquatic funnel trap surveys to identify and quantify larval spadefoot toads at study wetlands; 2) Conducting nocturnal roadway surveys during nights of potential spadefoot toad movement events; 3) Assist in water quality sampling at all study wetlands; 4) Assist in a pilot study of radio telemetry of adult spadefoot toads. Qualifications: B.S. and experience in biological sciences or natural resources conservation preferred, but not required. Driver’s license and personal vehicle required, but work does not require use of vehicle. Individual must be enthusiastic and willing to work long and sometimes irregular hours in demanding and strenuous field conditions (including mosquitoes, hot days, cool and rainy nights, more mosquitoes…). Field experience with amphibians is preferred, but not required. Individual should be detail-oriented and willing to take responsibility for consistent and accurate data collection. The ability to work well with others as well as independently is a must. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a temporary but intensive learning fieldwork experience and/or considering graduate work with amphibians. Compensation: ~$1,000 per month with free housing. Contact: Brad Timm, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/9/05.
University of Massachusetts Boston: Research Technician, Plant Ecology, Global Environmental Change, Invasive Species. We seek to hire a research technician for a laboratory in the Department of Biology. As an important member of a group studying community and ecosystem ecology, the technician will work in the lab as well as outdoors at a variety of field sites. The technician will conduct and assist with ecological research, establish and maintain a well organized research environment, maintain and organize lab records, equipment, and supplies, analyze experimental data and present results, help coordinate activities of undergraduate researchers, ensure that safe research practices are followed in the lab and in the field, and perform other assigned duties. The technician will work occasional odd hours and weekends as dictated by field or lab work schedules. The technician will occasionally travel to field sites for periods of up to approximately one week. Qualifications: Required: Experience, training, and/or education in ecological research focused on plant communities or ecosystems. Attention to detail and good record-keeping skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and computer literacy (especially Microsoft Excel). Ability to follow oral and written instructions. The individual must be able to work independently, and work well with others. Must be able to handle supplies, equipment, and other items up to 50 lbs. Willingness to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather. Valid driver's license and safe driving record. Desired: Bachelor's degree in an environmental field. Previous experience in laboratory settings. Experience with soil or plant chemical analysis. Familiarity with and ability to rapidly identify local native and non-native plant species. Contact: Jeff Dukes (email@example.com, 617-287-6614). Posted: 4/13/05.
University of Minnesota: A position is available for a research assistant to assist in collecting data on effects of resource amendments on litter decomposition and decomposer community attributes. The research assistant will also have general lab management responsibilities (ordering, hiring, data management). Research experience in ecology and soil analyses is desirable. An undergraduate or MS degree in ecology or related field is required. Send resume and names of three references to Dr. Sarah Hobbie, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins June 15, 2005. Starting date: July 15, 2005. Posted: 5/18/05.
University of Minnesota: Field Research Assistants (3) are needed, May 26 to mid-July, to complete surveys of breeding birds in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Daily duties include conducting point counts, marking survey locations, data entry, and vegetation sampling. Qualified applicants must be able to identify Midwestern birds by sound and sight (~120 species) and have excellent hearing. Applicants must pass a standardized bird song test and a hearing test. Other requirements include: the physical ability and desire to work long hours alone in the field, a high tolerance for biting bugs (mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks), orienteering and GPS experience, a driver's license, and a good driving record. Sites are located in rugged, remote, and sometimes unpleasant terrain. $2,000/mo.+ per diem; housing, transportation, equipment, and training provided. Send letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to Jim Lind, Natural Resources Research Institute, 5013 Miller Trunk Hwy., Duluth, MN 55811 or e-mail to email@example.com. Open until filled. Posted: 1/10/05.
University of Minnesota: The Department of Soil, water, and Climate seeks a Junior Scientist to assist with carbon cycling/climate change research being conducted in cooperation with the US Forest Service at the Marcell Experimental Forest near Grand Rapids, MN. This person help determine the size of carbon pools and fluxes in forest and wetlands, including extensive field sampling of vegetation, soils, and trace gas fluxes, as well as preparation of samples for laboratory analyses and some computer work. The junior scientist will help direct a field crew in carrying out these responsibilities. Although employment is through the Twin Cities campus, the position is based in Grand Rapids. A bachelor's degree in an environmental field is required. See the full job announcement for application details. For additional information, contact Peter Weishampel (firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-326-7134). Deadline 10/17/04. Posted: 9/28/04.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: The Range and Forage Sciences Program in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture has several research assistant positions open for summer 2005 at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman, the Barta Brothers Ranch near Long Pine, and the UNL East Campus. The Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (13,000 acres) and the Barta Brothers Ranch (5,500 acres) are research ranches in the Sandhills that are owned and operated by UNL. Research at the ranches includes studies relating to grazing management, cattle grazing pattern response to environmental and management factors, livestock grazing-wildlife interactions, native plant response to water and defoliation stress, and ecology and management of subirrigated meadows. Research on the UNL East Campus and surrounding areas includes management of grass-legume pastures, interseeding of legumes into grass pastures, pasture renovation, and seeding of roadsides. One research assistant or more is needed at each location to assist the research technologists and graduate students in collecting and managing data, maintaining research plots, and processing samples in the lab. Housing is available at the two Sandhills locations. Appointment will be from approximately 12 May to 15 August 2005. Previous experience in ranch work or plant sciences is not required, but is helpful. Wages are commensurate with experience and are set by university policy. Appointments will require a significant amount of outdoor work. For more information on positions or locations, please feel free to contact: Dr. Walter Schacht (402-472-0205, email@example.com). Posted: 3/23/05.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Looking for 2 field crew members a project team leader for approximately 3 months (mid-May to early August) to become involved in the second field season of an MS study examining the effects of cedar removal on the abundance of songbirds and small mammals in grassland and forest habitats of the Niobrara River Valley, near Valentine in north central Nebraska. Duties will include setting up transect lines, surveying birds by sight and sound, mist-netting, searching for and monitoring nests, small mammal live trapping and tagging, data collection and entry. Team leader duties will include coordinating field crew activities, relay detailed instructions to crew members, monitor data collection and adherence to data collection protocols, be responsible for communicating with field coordinator and have ability to make quick decisions in unforeseen situations. Preferred applicants will have grassland and forest bird ID skills, nest monitoring and mist-netting experience as well as GPS and compass navigation, but those with an interest in prairie/forest ecology and an enthusiasm to learn new things will be considered. Experience with manual transmissions, 4x4 and ATV’s also preferred. Crew members should have an eye for detail, be comfortable working individually or with others, be in good physical condition (walking long distances required), willing to endure early mornings, long hours and weather extremes. Team leader qualifications: Previous leadership experience is a plus. The team leader must be able to identify birds by sight and sound and be able to run a banding station unsupervised. Shared housing and field vehicles are provided. Salary is approximately $1,500 per month ($1600 for team leader). To apply, please specify position of interest and send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to January Jones, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, 202 NRH; Lincoln, NE 68583-0819 (402-472-6826, firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for applications is March 11th. However, suitable applications may be selected as they are received. Posted: 2/14/05.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Assist with protecting endangered least tern and threatened piping plover nesting sites along the Lower Platte, Loup and Elkhorn rivers. Erect/maintain protective fences, monitor nesting colonies, collect data, interact with gravel mining personnel, assist with remote video camera study. May also enter data, prepare reports and conduct slide presentations/field trips. A minimum of 12-15 hours natural resources course work, plus one year wildlife management experience required. Experience conducting wildlife surveys, recording/organizing data, using remote video camera editing equipment, and ability to identify shorebirds and animal tracks necessary. Working knowledge of terns, plovers or similar species preferred. Will be working independently in extreme weather conditions for long periods of time. Must possess valid driver's license, be able to operate a 4-wheel drive standard transmission vehicle and lift at least 50 lbs. Submit letter of application and resume to Renae Held at UNL School of Natural Resources, 313 BCH, Lincoln NE 68583-0759, 402-472-8878, or e-mail to email@example.com. Work begins approximately April 1, 2005 and continues until October 31, 2005, or longer depending on the availability of funds. Review of applications/interviews will begin January3, 2005. Salary starts at $9.40 hour. Posted: 12/13/04.
University of Nebraska at Omaha: Staff position as the manager of a small prairie preserve. The basic requirement is a bachelors in an appropriate field. The base salary is $27k but a small house is available on-site and is included in the position. The position also pays benefits. Allwine Prairie is 160 acre restored prairie on the edge of Omaha NE. The position is in the Biology Department at UNOmaha, located about 30 minutes from the preserve. For questions about the position contact John Mccarty (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications MUST be submitted online. To apply, go to: careers.unomaha.edu Go to Search Postings. The position is "Manager - Allwine Prairie" listed under the Biology Department. Posted: 9/28/04.
University of Nevada, Reno: Small Mammal Research Technicians and Research Interns; Lake Tahoe basin, Sierra Nevada (California/Nevada); Approximately 15-18 weeks (mid-May to mid-September) starting no later than May 30 and ending no later than September 16. Closing Date: April 15, 2005. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as review of applications will begin March 30. This research is part of a cooperative effort among researchers from the USDA Forest Service, UNR, and UC Davis to assess the effects of habitat fragmentation and human disturbance on biodiversity along an urban-forest gradient in the Lake Tahoe basin. Three research technician and 2 research internship positions are available live-trapping small mammals in coniferous forest from mid-May through mid-September 2005. Field assistants will be responsible for locating sampling plots with a GPS, setting up trapping grids, checking traps twice daily (early morning and late afternoon), handling and marking (ear tags) captured animals, identifying animals to species, and collecting tissue samples. Work hours are variable between Monday and Friday. Qualifications: We are looking for assistants who are detail-oriented, have the ability to manage multiple tasks, and can work independently and as a team member. Experience with mammal surveys and field identification is required for research technicians. Some exposure to field surveys and species identification (of any taxonomic group) is preferred for research interns. Applicants should be fit and willing to spend long hours in the field, dealing with the challenges associated with altitude, weather, and rough terrain. Must have a valid driver's license. Salary: Technicians = $425/week; Interns = $75/week stipend. Shared housing will be available in apartments at South Lake Tahoe. You will be required to buy your own food, but there are full kitchens and refrigerators in the apartments. Application: Please send your resume with three references along with your dates of availability to (email preferred): Susan Merideth, Biology Department / MS314, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada 89557. Phone: 775-784-4712, Fax: 775-784-1369, email@example.com. Posted: 3/22/05.
University of Nevada, Reno: Two field technicians needed for a study of pinyon-juniper woodland structure and mortality, for the summer field season. This is a great opportunity for an energetic person to gain experience in fieldwork techniques in a semi-arid environment. Camping will be in remote locations with the field vehicle. Location: Eleven mountain ranges in scenic Central Nevada. Temperatures range from the 30's to 90's during most days. Usually depart from UNR early Monday and return Friday. As a field assistant you would contribute to our ongoing research by assisting in the collection of stand structure data, increment cores, tree canopy cover, understory cover, identification of mortality agents associated with pinyon and juniper, and soil measurements. Training for all tasks will be provided. Occasional time may be spent at the University lab in Reno organizing and transferring data from the GPS and PDA units. Qualifications: Valid driver's license required, along with the ability to navigate with map and compass. 4WD experience and previous field experience a plus, but not required. Ability to use GPS receivers, PDA's, and other field equipment. Must be able to collect and record detailed field data and be comfortable working with other people. Must have a passion for working outdoors for long periods of time under rugged conditions, and a good attitude and willingness to learn. Must be in good physical condition and able to carry a minimum of 25-30 pounds of field equipment. Pay: $11-$13/hour (DOE), approximately 40 hours/week. No overtime hours will be paid. Job begins May 23, 2005, and ends approximately August 19, 2005. To Apply: Send a brief letter of introduction, resume, and a list of three references to: Dr. Peter Weisberg, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 1000 Valley Road / MS 186, Reno, NV 89512 USA. phone: 775-784-7573, fax: 775-784-4583, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/13/05.
University of Nevada, Reno: One energetic summer field technician needed for research into Great Basin pinyon-juniper fire history. The project involves using dendrochronological (tree-ring based) techniques to reconstruct disturbance history from fire scars and tree ages. Field assistant will gain experience in tree coring, vegetation survey, forest inventory, and extraction of fire scars using a chainsaw. The applicant must be prepared to work and camp in physically demanding terrain and wide-ranging temperatures, from low 30's to high 90's. Job requires carrying up to 30 pounds of field equipment and samples. Camping will be in remote locations with field vehicle. Training for all tasks will be provided. Location: Central Nevada mountains, in the remote and beautiful Shoshone Range. We depart from UNR on Monday, camp out in the field for 3 to 4 nights, returning to Reno, Nevada for the weekend. Responsibilities: Assist in collection of stand structure data, increment cores, fire scar samples from trees taken with a chainsaw, and field reconnaissance. Occasional time will be spent at University lab in Reno for post-sample inventory and processing. Job requires attention to detail, proper handling of field equipment, and ability to work with others as part of a small (2-3 person) field crew. Qualifications: Valid driver's license required, along with ability to navigate with map and compass. 4WD and chainsaw experience a plus, but not required. Ability to use, or learn the use of, GPS receivers, radios, PDA's, and other field equipment. A passion for working outdoors, and general field shrewdness. Pay: $11-$13/hour (DOE), 40 hours/week. Job begins May 23, 2005, ending August 19 (26), 2005 (13 to 14 week duration). To Apply: Send a brief letter of introduction, resume, and three references to: Peter Weisberg, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno, 1000 Valley Road / MS 186, Reno, NV 89512 USA. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 1/11/05.
University of New Mexico: An extended position as a field research associate at the UNM in Albuquerque will begin accepting applications March 18th. We have an ongoing program to study the role of climate dynamics and ecosystem productivity on the dynamics of hantavirus, a naturally-occurring zoonotic disease in wild rodents. To better understand these dynamics, small mammal populations are being monitored at several sites in New Mexico, including but not limited to 1) the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, 2) Cibola National Forest near Albuquerque, Gallup, and Magdelena, and 3) the Valles Caldera National Trust. The associate will be responsible for establishing trapping webs and transects for mark-release studies, obtaining blood samples and other data from live rodents captured during these studies, collecting and preparing voucher specimens to be deposited in the Museum of Southwestern Biology, and for collecting samples of insects and plants from study sites. Additional responsibilities include data entry, database management, and supply requisition. The associate MUST be able to make extensive field excursions (up to 5 consecutive days) several times per month (up to 4 weeks per month). Field work tends to be more intensive in the summer and somewhat less so in the winter. The associate must be enthusiastic, highly motivated, able to work with limited supervision, and able to work as a team member. Career-enhancing opportunities on this project include data analysis, presentation of results at scientific meetings, and preparation of scientific journal articles for publication. This is an ideal position for someone seeking to gain experience in field biology, data analysis, and dissemination of results in preparation for entering a Master's or Ph.D. program. To apply, go to http://jobs.unm.edu/jobopenings.cfm after March 18th and fill out the online application. Posted: 3/16/05.
University of North Carolina: Summer Research Assistant positions in Ecology. Start between 9 May and 6 June (TBA / negotiable); continue full-time until at least 19 August. Ability to work full- or part-time in the fall preferred, but not required. $8.65 / hr. Research experience and completion of an introductory ecology class preferred, but not required. These positions will involve a mixture of field and laboratory work. Ability to work outdoors in sometimes uncomfortable conditions is essential. Assistants will learn basic field ecology techniques and laboratory procedures. Work in the Environmental Disease Ecology research group focuses on the role of plant pathogens in *controlling or facilitating biological invasions by plants, *modulating the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems, and *structuring plant communities. We work on both viruses and fungi that infect wild plants, chiefly grasses and other herbaceous species. To apply, please submit: *A resume, *Contact information for 2 references, *Possible and preferred start and end dates, and *A brief cover letter via email only to Dr. Charles Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply soon! Posted: 4/25/05.
University of North Carolina: Full-time Research Technician position in Ecology available immediately; start by May 1. Two year commitment preferred. $14-$17/hr. Initial appointment for one year, during which time 19% fringe benefit allowance and $286 monthly health insurance allowance will be provided in lieu of institutional benefits. Subsequent conversion to a permanent position with full institutional benefits is possible. Required: Bachelor’s degree plus one year full-time employment in Biology or Environmental Science research, or Master’s degree. More experience preferred. Experience directly related to this research group’s work (see below) preferred, but not required. Responsibilities: 40%: Working with the PI to establish this new research group, particularly ordering scientific equipment and supplies, and hiring undergraduate assistants. 50%: Day-to-day coordination and implementation of research tasks, including supervision of undergraduate assistants, coordination with graduate students and postdocs, and collection of data by conducting both field experiments and laboratory analyses. 10%: Other contributions depending on skills and experience, such as statistical analyses, figure preparation, webmastering, and literature synthesis. As the first lab coordinator, the successful applicant will have an exciting opportunity to fundamentally shape the development of the research group. Research summary: Work in the Environmental Disease Ecology research group focuses on the role of plant pathogens in biological invasions by plants, in mediating the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems, and in structuring plant communities. We work on both viruses and fungi that infect wild plants, chiefly grasses and other herbaceous species. The group is led by Dr. Charles Mitchell, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department and the Curriculum in Ecology. Our work includes significant field and laboratory components. Ability to work outdoors in sometimes uncomfortable conditions is essential. Materials and methods used will include ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), digital image analysis, identification of plants to species, use of pesticides, measurement of photosynthesis and soil respiration rates using IRGA (infrared gas analysis), quantifying root production in the field, propagation of plants and aphid populations in greenhouse and growth chambers, and weighing plant samples. While current work is focused on Chapel Hill area field sites, we expect to expand research to sites in eastern Colorado and coastal California. Application: Please submit a CV or resume, contact information for three references, and a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position via email only to: email@example.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply soon! Posted: 3/14/05.
University of North Carolina: Research Technician opening at the UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences (Morehead City). Research addresses ecological recovery and restoration of ocean beach, dune, and sound shoreline communities on barrier islands after intense perturbations. Job availability: spring 2005. MS or MEM degree in an appropriate ecological discipline preferred. Must be able to work independently and organize experimental logistics. Experience in estuarine, barrier island, or marine ecology preferred. Job involves both field and lab work and some local travel. Contact Charles H. Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/10/05.
University of North Carolina Charlotte: A full-time research position is available to investigate the spread and impacts of an invasive plant pathogen (Phytophthora ramorum) that causes a lethal canker disease of several oak species in California. This disease, known as Sudden Oak Death, has reached epidemic levels in the Coast Ranges of California and southwestern Oregon. Funded by the USDA Forest Service, the successful candidate will serve as the primary GIS analyst in support of a project to predict the spread and ecological impacts of this destructive forest disease. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of the Center for Applied GIS and other staff at UNCC to: 1) Map forest habitats susceptible to invasion by P. ramorum, based on ongoing field and laboratory studies. 2) Use high-resolution digital color aerial photography to assess levels of oak mortality caused by P. ramorum. 3) Collaborate on development and evaluation of spatial models of disease spread. 4) Compile, organize, and manage multiple field plot data sets for meta-analysis and quantification of P. ramorum-caused oak mortality across California. 5) Assist with report writing and maintenance of research web pages. Position requirements: 1) Bachelors or master degree in Geography, Ecology, or appropriate field with research experience. Masters preferred. 2) Ability to plan, implement, and complete tasks on time and within budgetary limits. 3) Expertise with databases, GIS analysis, remote sensing, and statistical analysis. 4) Working knowledge of spatial modeling methods. 4) Capacity to solve problems, strong oral communication skills, and attention to details. 5) Willingness and ability to perform occasional fieldwork and travel to coastal California. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in both GIS and forest ecology. Field research experience in California forests and/or working knowledge of the Coast Range flora is desired, but not essential. Salary: $35k-42k per year, commensurate with experience and education, renewable with favorable performance review and pending funding. Benefits included. For more information, contact Dr. Ross Meentemeyer, Director, Center for Applied Geographic Information Science, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina - Charlotte (email@example.com). Applications should be received by July 15, 2005, but will be reviewed until the position is filled. An official announcement will be posted soon stating the procedures and address information for applying to the university. Project collaborators include plant pathologists, ecologists, and foresters from UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly San Luis, and Sonoma State University. Posted: 6/7/05.
University of Notre Dame: A summer field assistant is needed to work at the University of Notre Dame's field station in northern Wisconsin. The field assistant will assist graduate students in sampling and collecting data. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions, comfort around water (SCUBA preferred), and ability to work closely with others are essential. Pay is 7.35/hour 40 hours per week (housing is provided). For more information on this research please visit http://www.nd.edu/~jmcnulty/. To apply, please email a letter of interest, 3 references, a resume and unoffical transcripts to Joanna McNulty (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/21/05.
University of Notre Dame: Research Technician, Aquatic Ecology, lab of Dr. David Lodge. While primarily located on Notre Dame’s campus, travel will be required to field sites in northern Michigan/Wisconsin (10-12 weeks) and coastal North Carolina (1-2 weeks) to work on projects including landscape spread and impact of invasive species, lake restoration after invasion, waterfowl-impact and several other on-going projects (see above link for further project descriptions). Duties include assisting graduate students and post-docs with projects in the laboratory/field (40% lab, 25% field), and with laboratory management and library research (30%). Minimum qualifications include B.A./B.S. degree, undergraduate research experience, and an interest in ecology. Other desirable skills include; mathematical and statistical skills, experience in identification of aquatic organisms, and experience with ArcGIS and other applicable computer programs. Depending on experience and interests, the job will provide opportunities for research involvement, professional development, and attendance at professional meetings. This position has a negotiable start date between May 15 and August 1 with a starting salary of $27k per year plus benefits. Please email (much preferred) your letter of interest, copies of transcripts, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of three references to: Joanna McNulty (email@example.com). Hard copies can be mailed to Joanna McNulty, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Posted: 3/7/05.
University of Texas at Austin: A full-time research position is available to work on a study of natural selection in three-spine sticklebacks. The position is full-time and is anticipated to start in early January 2005 and last for two and a half years. The technician will be responsible for data collection from preserved specimens, including morphological measurements, diet analysis, stable isotope ratio analysis, nucleic acid extraction, and genetic analysis, as well as being responsible for training undergraduate assistants. The research technician will also participate in one to two months of field research each year to collect specimens from natural populations on Vancouver Island, BC. Applicant will therefore have to be able to spend between 1 and 2 months each year in moderately remote areas of Vancouver Island. See the 1-page summary of the project goals (pdf). Candidates having a B.S. or graduate degree are invited to apply. Training will be provided, so experience with the specific techniques to be used in this study are less important than responsibility, a high level of motivation, and attention to detail. A background in evolution and ecology is preferred, as is experience with field and/or laboratory research. Yearly salary will depend on education and experience, starting betwen $23k and $25k plus benefits. Applicants should send a brief letter outlining their background, research experience, and long-term goals; a CV; and names and addresses (including telephone number and email addresses) of three references to: Dr. Dan Bolnick, Section of Evolution and Ecology, Storer Hall, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616 USA. (530) 752-6784, firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dan Bolnick. Applications will be reviewed starting October 2 and will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 10/1/04.
University of Wisconsin: Responsible field assistants are needed from April 2005 through November 2005 (dates negotiable) to assist with site construction, collection of field data, data entry, and laboratory work. The research project is attempting to simulate regional climate warming by increasing both air and soil temperature in greenhouses located near Thompson, Manitoba, Canada (55° 53’N, 98° 20’W.) Professor Stith Gower in the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the University of Wisconsin leads the project. We expect field assistants to be able to work under severe climate conditions, participate in manual labor and possess a good work ethic. Graduate students will oversee field and laboratory operations. All technical skills will be taught in the field; however candidates are expected to have basic computer skills. Assistants will live rent free in a four bedroom suburban home, but will be responsible for their own food and field clothes. Assistants will make between $7.00 and $9.50 per hour based on experience. Applicants interested should e-mail a brief statement of interest and a resume as an attached Word document to: Dustin Bronson (email@example.com) E-mail questions to Dustin Bronson. Posted: 2/18/05.
University of Wisconsin: The Forest Landscape Ecology Laboratory seeks applicants for Field Ecologist/Manager (official title: Research Intern) of a long-term ecosystem study in Flambeau River State Forest, Rusk County, northern Wisconsin. Professors David Mladenoff and Tom Gower are principal investigators. This full-time academic staff position is supervised by the project director. The successful candidate will manage various field and lab investigations into the effects of landscape-scale manipulations of large woody debris and canopy openings. Carbon and nitrogen cycling is the focus of this mechanistic examination of how old-growth forest processes develop in mature second-growth northern hardwoods. Field responsibilities include plant community sampling (species identification and cover estimates by strata), microclimate monitoring (including sensor arrays and data loggers), forest surveying/mapping, forest-structure measurements, carbon and nitrogen dynamics (litter fall, decomposition, mineralization, soil CO2 flux), and sampling of woody debris, soil, and vegetation. Other responsibilities include crew supervision, logistical planning, lab preparation and analyses of soil and vegetation samples, data entry, large database management, and statistical analyses. Most lab work will be performed at Kemp Natural Resources Station near Woodruff, WI. Requirements: A graduate degree is required in ecology, biology, botany, biogeochemistry, soil science, forestry, or a related discipline. However, a bachelor’s degree with two years of full-time work experience may substitute. Field experience is also required, including: 1) crew management, 2) flora of northern hardwood forests, 3) forest mensuration, 4) sample collection and preparation, and 5) microclimate monitoring. The ideal candidate will have a solid background with permanent plot sampling and related lab analyses, with knowledge of data loggers, database management, spreadsheet programs, statistical analyses, and GPS/GIS a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to be a conscientious and well-organized self-starter capable of independent work and timely project completion. A valid driver’s license is required, as is the ability to work and live with a field crew, and a willingness to put in long hours in all weather conditions as necessary to assure task completion. Applicants should be in good health and prepared to live in rural north central WI. Applicants should also be capable of vigorous outdoor activity in hot, cold, rainy, and buggy weather. Starting annual salary is $25k-$28k, depending on qualifications. Full benefits are included, along with free housing near the Flambeau River State Forest during the seven-month field season. After an initial six-month period of evaluation, the position is expected to be renewed on an annual basis dependent on funding. Application: Email applications are preferred, and should be received by February 28. We plan to fill this position as soon as possible or by March 28, though the position will remain open, and applications will be accepted, until filled. The starting date may be negotiable. Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Dr. Tom Hayes, Project Director, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, 120 Russell Laboratories, 1630 Linden Dr., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1598. (608-265-6321, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/7/05.
University of Wisconsin: The Forest Landscape Ecology Lab seeks applicants for internships in forest ecology and biogeochemistry. The focus of the internships is applied field and laboratory research as part of the Flambeau Experiment, a long-term ecosystem analysis of northern hardwood forests. Professors David Mladenoff and Tom Gower are Principal Investigators on the project. The field site is located on the Flambeau River State Forest, near Phillips, WI. Successful candidates will participate in various field and lab investigations into the effects of experimental manipulations of large woody debris and canopy openings. Carbon and nitrogen cycling are included in this mechanistic examination of how old-growth forest processes develop in mature second-growth northern hardwoods. Available field tasks include plant community sampling (species identification and cover estimates by strata), microclimate monitoring (including sensor arrays and data loggers), forest surveying/mapping, forest-structure measurements, and sampling of woody debris and soil. Other activities include logistical planning, lab preparation of soil and vegetation samples, lab analysis using sensitive equipment, data entry, large database management, and statistical analysis. Most lab work will be preformed at Kemp Natural Resources Station near Woodruff, WI. Specific field and lab activities will be shaped to each intern’s experience and interest. College undergraduates, recent graduates, and others are welcome to apply, with minorities especially encouraged. A background in ecology, biology, biogeochemistry, soil science, forestry, computer science, statistics, or a related discipline is required. Some experience with identification of Northwoods flora, microclimate monitoring, and forest mensuration is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a solid background and/or strong interest in ecological field data collection, with knowledge of database management, spreadsheet programs, statistical analyses, or GPS/GIS a plus. Successful candidates will be expected to be conscientious self-starters capable of independent work and timely project completion. Applicants should be capable of vigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outdoors in hot, cold, rainy, snowy, and buggy weather; able to hike with a 40-pound pack across uneven terrain), and prepared to live in rural north-central Wisconsin. Though a longer term is desirable in order to gain more diverse experiences, a commitment of at least one month is required. The normal work week will consist of five eight-hour days, including a weekly seminar discussing ecological articles pertinent to ongoing field and lab tasks. Internships are available to start anytime during the year, though the busiest period is April-October. Interns are agents of UW-Madison during research on the Flambeau. This official status provides liability protection, free lodging, and a tax-free monthly stipend of $400. Health insurance is not included. Please apply immediately, or not later than April 4, 2005. Applications receive priority in order of receipt. However, consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for a given time period. We expect to fill six to eight positions by mid May 2005, with an equal number of additional positions to start in early July 2005. Please direct any questions, or requests for further information, to the project manager at the email address given below. Email applications are preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Dr. Tom Hayes (email@example.com). Posted: 1/21/05.
University of Wisconsin: The Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) has a vacancy for a Research Intern position, available to start in April 2005, to assist in our efforts to understand the environmental consequences of global land use and land cover change. The position will be ideal for a post-master's or post-bachelor's level student seeking a full-time position. The major focus of this position will be to map the geographic patterns of global agricultural land use and land cover. The work will involve the integration of remotely-sensed land cover data with agricultural census data from around the world, to develop global maps of croplands, pastures, major crops, irrigation, fertilizer application rates, etc. The employee will work with a research scientist and several undergraduate students to design and maintain agricultural census databases; download, manipulate, and analyze global remotely-sensed data, and improve upon the statistical methods developed by SAGE to integrate remotely-sensed data with agricultural census data. We are searching for excellent candidates across the broad spectrum of global environmental research disciplines. The successful candidate will have excellent quantitative and analytical skills. Applicants with degrees in Environmental Studies, Geography, Ecology, or Atmospheric Science with an interest or experience in global environmental change are ideally suited for this position. Some prior experience working with environmental data, including both spatial data (remote sensing or otherwise) and socio-economic data would be beneficial. In addition, the candidate would ideally have some previous experience in database management, spatial analysis using GIS, as well as some experience with statistical methods. Candidates should have good communication and interpersonal skills. This is a full time position, and the level of appointment will initially be for a year. The position may continue longer based on performance and continued funding. The annual salary will be $30k plus benefits. To apply, please submit an application letter, resume, copies of latest transcripts, and arrange for three letters of references to be sent by email to: Navin Ramankutty, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, 1710 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: +1-608-265-4113. Please use the following subject line in your email: RESEARCH INTERN APPLICATION. Questions? Please email: email@example.com. No phone inquiries please. Review of applications will begin on Mar 1 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/21/05.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee: Research Specialist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rebecca Klaper at the Great Lakes WATER Institute to assist in research to develop genomic indicators of ecological and environmental health of the Great Lakes. Individual will be responsible for assisting in field collections of fish and invertebrates, animal cultures, RNA and protein extractions, plasmid preparation, QPCR and general laboratory management. Qualification: B.S. in biology, molecular biology or ecology/environmental science with at least two years of experience using molecular techniques described above (M.S. preferred). Ability to do field work and laboratory work with an attention to detail. This is a 12-month appointment with posibility of extension. Salary dependent upon qualificiations, with benefits. Deadline is October 10, 2004. To apply please send letter of application outlining qualification and interests as well as a resume and contact information for three references to Rebecca Klaper at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full position description. Posted: 9/27/04.
Virginia Tech: Red Knot/Shorebird Research Assistants (4), 20 April-10 June, 2005. Assist in an experimental study of habitat use and foraging behavior of red knots in the Delaware Bay. Interact with federal, state, and university biologists in both NJ and DE. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Ecology, Wildlife, Environmental Science or related field. Ability to identify shorebirds, work long hours under difficult conditions, work alone, participate in boat monitoring of birds, hike long distances on beaches and through marshes, identify small colored leg bands, collect and computerize data, and participate in sorting and identification of invertebrate prey. Experience identifying shorebirds, operating small watercraft, and conducting field studies is preferred. Valid driver’s license required. $400/week + housing. Send vita including academic background,transcripts, and 3 references to: Sarah Karpanty, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 (email@example.com). (Prefer e-mail attachment). Application review will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Start and end dates of position are negotiable. Posted: 3/1/05.
Washington Department of Ecology: Temporary/Seasonal Intern II/III (Environmental), Olympia, WA. Closing Date: April 5, 2005. $11.25-11.80/hour DOQ. Starting dates (approximate): Late April/Early May 2005; Ending date: November/December 2005. Work is based in Olympia, WA. Housing is not provided. Approximately 4-6 positions may be filled. Work schedule will be either four 10-hour days or five 8-hour days/week, beginning as early as 7am, depending on project. Interns are eligible for overtime compensation and per diem as defined by agency policies. Benefits are available for some positions. Project subjects vary but include evaluation of forested headwaters streams and intensive monitoring of full basin hydrologic systems. These positions have both office and field components, and a central task will be assisting with multiple data sets. Opportunities to use ArcGIS may exist. The positions require attention to detail, legible handwriting, ability to hike over rugged terrain with field gear, travel throughout the state as necessary, and tolerance of long field hours and inclement weather. For further information contact: Jack Janisch (firstname.lastname@example.org; 360.407.6649). Posted: 3/31/05.
Washington Department of Ecology: Environmental Specialist 1; Lacey, WA; $13.24-16.73 hr DOQ; 40 hr/week; includes benefits. Closing date: December 31 2004; Starting date: January 10 2005 (approx); Ending date: June 2006. Work schedule is expected to be full time, but may vary seasonally between four 10 hour shifts and five 8 hour shifts per week. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or natural sciences, environmental planning, or other allied field. Duties: field component (approximately 50% split between two projects): PROJECT 1-- Under close supervision assists with calibration, installation, and maintenance of water temperature sensors within clusters of small basins in Western Washington to monitor response to various land management treatments. Occasionally re-visits research sites to download sensors using established methods. Maintains detailed field notes. PROJECT 2-- Under close supervision assists with evaluating pre- vs. post-harvest temperature, coarse woody debris, and solar loading changes on headwaters streams in SW Washington. Other assignments may include driving and maintenance of field vehicles, physically describing streams, occasionally overseeing seasonal interns, and collecting complex data. Both projects require a temperament suited to management of large data sets. Non-field component (approximately 50%): Under close supervision, assignments may include a) downloading temperature files and loading files into established Access-based data base; b) revising db as needed; c)using spreadsheets to summarize db with large numbers of records by region, stream, or monitoring station and calculate simple statistics; d) assisting with method development; e) conducting web- and/or library-based information searches in support of monitoring goals; f) creating shapefiles from field data and detailed maps of study regions using ArcGIS. Desirable Qualities: Prior experience in fresh water monitoring and /or forest ecology. Ability to accurately track, summarize, and analyze multiple data types. Ability to hike over complex terrain with field gear, travel throughout the state as necessary, and tolerate long field hours and inclement weather. Ability to function somewhat autonomously and solve problems such as equipment failure. Familiarity with spreadsheets and database programs such as Access and general field safety practices. Ability to use sound judgment in performing assigned tasks, write clearly and concisely, and communicate effectively with agency staff, other agencies, industry and the general public. Legible handwriting. Application: To be considered for an interview, candidates must: 1) qualify for the Washington state Environmental Specialist 1 state register. To appear on the register applicants must pass the on-line Environmental Specialist 1 exam, found at the Washington Department of Personnel. 2) Submit a current State of Washington job application and resume, short letter of application, and resume to the address below. For further information: Jack Janisch, Environmental Assessment Program, Washington Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600. email: email@example.com; phone: 360.407.6649. Posted: 12/17/04.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: The Habitat Conservation Plan Science section anticipates offering six temporary research technician positions beginning mid-April 2005. Appointments are temporary, approximately 6 to 9 months in length. The research technicians will perform compliance and effectiveness monitoring of WA DNR conservation strategies. Highly motivated individuals are sought who can work both independently and as part of a team to provide field and office support to WA DNR HCP monitoring efforts. The incumbent's primary duty will be to conduct fieldwork including: the location, installation, and measurement of forest and/or or instream study plots; the operation and maintenance of field equipment; and the collection of basic forest measurements. The incumbent must keep detailed field notes and records, including surveys and reports of field conditions. The incumbent will be required to drive a vehicle on unimproved roads, navigate unmarked road systems, hike rugged terrain, and cope with harsh outdoor conditions. Specific skill requirements will vary by position and may include basic forest stand measurements, plant taxonomy, species cover estimates, the identification of forest soils, and the ability to carry out detailed survey protocols. All positions will require well-developed organizational skills. Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, basic GIS Arc View skills, and a background in natural sciences is desired. Some positions will include office work, including data entry and the preparation of field data, maps and photo materials for analysis. Location: Stationed in Olympia Washington but each job may include extensive multi-day travel throughout western Washington. Qualifications: Valid driver's license required. Experience with 4WD vehicles preferred. Incumbent must be able to navigate with a map and compass. Previous off-trail, back county travel experience a plus, but not required. Ability to use, or learn the use of, GPS receivers, radios, PDA's, and other field equipment is required. Successful candidates should be field savvy and have a passion for working outdoors. Pay: $13.50/hour, 40 hours/week. Positions are expected to begin mid-April, 2005, for 6 to 9 months depending on job. To ensure you are notified when positions are advertised send a brief letter of introduction, resume, and three references by March 23, 2005 to: Jeff Ricklefs, Land Management Division, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, PO Box 47014, Olympia, Washington 98504-7014. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/10/05.
Washington State University: Associate in Research position to manage a new stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer facility. The facility will have two Finnigan Delta XP isotope ratio mass spectrometers and all supporting equipment. Peripherals include two elemental analyzers, a pyrolysis elemental analyzer, dual inlet, a gas bench, and a gas chromatograph. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day management of the facility, including daily operation and maintenance, quality control, training of students and post-doctoral associates, and managing sample throughput. Candidates should have at least a Bachelors degree in an appropriate field. Training in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or geochemistry is preferred. Previous experience with mass spectrometers and other technical equipment is highly desirable. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact details (including E-mail addresses) to: Dr. R. Dave Evans, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4236. Inquiries can be sent to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin 1 November and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. A more detailed description of the position can be found at http://www.sci.wsu.edu/sbs/. Posted: 9/27/04.
World Wildlife Fund: we seek a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager to oversee and coordinate the use of GIS at our Conservation Science Program. The position will emphasize developing GIS tools and relational databases, applying them to conservation efforts worldwide, conducting related scientific analyses, training others to use GIS effectively, and increasing GIS capacity within the international WWF network. Additional duties include maintaining relationships with GIS software manufacturers and users, supporting WWF's GIS facility, and overseeing interns. Position requires Master's degree in Conservation Biology, GIS Technology, or related field; five years related experience; expert knowledge of GIS (ESRI software); and solid database skills. Expertise in remote sensing or decision-support systems and strong communications skills preferred; competency in a foreign language ideal. To apply, please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/about/jobs.cfm or send cover letter and resume by fax to (202) 293-9211, or by mail to World Wildlife Fund, Human Resources Dept. #25093, 1250 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. No telephone inquiries please. Posted: 7/1/05.
World Wildlife Fund: We seek a highly motivated Conservation Hydrologist to support efforts to blend rigorous hydrology with practical applications in our conservation programs worldwide. Responsibilities of this position include: * Supporting the development of new hydrological data and maps, and GIS tools for using the products in conservation analyses. Applications will span multiple scales (from local to global) and may cover a broad variety of topics, including general hydrological modeling, regional water resources and quality assessments, or studies on the possible effects of dam construction and climate change. * Supporting conservation programs around the world by providing hydrological analyses relevant to broad-scale conservation planning. Activities likely to include freshwater habitat classifications, threat assessments, environmental flow evaluations, and identification of critical flow contributing areas. * Training conservation partners within and outside the WWF network in the use of hydrological data and tools. * Participating in presentations of projects to WWF staff, visitors, and at technical meetings; working with program staff in drafting project proposals, and writing articles for publication. * Overseeing interns, research assistants, consultants, and external partners when necessary. The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in hydrology or a related field; minimum five years work experience; expertise with GIS (ArcView required); expertise with broad-scale hydrological modeling; strong analytical capabilities; experience with remote sensing data interpretation; and experience working with conservation applications. Strong writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills are preferred. The ability to work independently is critical. Willingness and ability to travel frequently, often to remote locations, is required. Knowledge of Spanish or other languages useful. This position is based in our Washington, DC office. Please apply through the WWF web site. No telephone inquiries. Posted: 3/1/05.
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center: Fieldwork with a long-term study of small mammals on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. The study focuses on habitat distributions of small mammal communities and their ecological relationships with predators. May 22-Sept. 15, 2005 (3 Crew Member Positions), May 15-Sept. 15, 2005 (Crew Leader Position). The protocol includes a broad variety of elements, with 90% of the job requiring capabilities for sustained physical work under demanding field conditions. Applicants must be able to carry in equipment to field sites, enter data competently, be comfortable handling small mammals, and measure vegetation characteristics at grid sites. Applicants must be ready to work flexible hours with a minimum of 8-hour days in the field over 5-day trapping periods. Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, with a high degree of initiative and enthusiasm. Required: B.S. or B.A. degree in biology, zoology, wildlife, environmental studies, or similar background is required. Daily hikes to back-country sites several miles from the road is included, so competence in remote field environments is necessary. The majority of time will be spent in the field, but duties also include data management. Field conditions are demanding with very basic dormitory-type housing. Experience with small mammal handling is strongly preferred for crew members. Prior experience trapping and handling small mammals, and working in a supervisory capacity is required for crew leader. Compensation: Stipend of $400/month (pro-rated for partial months) with housing provided. Crew Leader compensation $1,200/month with housing provided. To Apply: Send resume, three reference contacts, and cover letter expressing interest to address or email: Susan Kendrick, Field Crew Coordinator, Attn. Small Mammal Project, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, 2048 Analysis Drive, Suite B, Bozeman, MT 59718. (406) 556-1414, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/23/05.
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center: Field technician positions with a long-term, ecological field study of coyotes on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. (1) April 15, 2005- July 15, 2005 (1 position), (2) May 1, 2005-July 15, 2005 (1 position), (3) May 15, 2005-Sept. 15, 2005 (1 position), (4) June 1, 2005- Sept. 15, 2005 (2 positions). The long-term ecological study of coyotes focuses on their spatial distribution and ecological relationships with prey, and uses both ground-based radio-telemetry and field observations to collect data. Position Description: Working hours vary from 8 to 10 hours/day, with a schedule of 5 days on/2 days off, followed by 6 days on/1 off. Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, with a high degree of initiative and enthusiasm. The protocol includes a broad variety of elements, with 90% of the job requiring capabilities for sustained physical work under demanding field conditions. Housing is in a remote setting, with basic dormitory accommodations. Required: 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 able to work long hours in the field. The majority of time will be spent in the field, but duties also include data management and summarization. Experience with radio-telemetry is strongly preferred, but not required. Compensation: Stipend of $400/month (pro-rated for partial months) with housing provided. To Apply: Send resume, three reference contacts, and cover letter expressing interest to address or email listed below: Susan Kendrick, Field Crew Coordinator, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, 2048 Analysis Drive, Suite B, Bozeman, MT 59718. (406) 556-1414, email@example.com. Posted: 8/18/04, revised: 3/22/05.
Yellowstone National Park: Several seasonal Biological Science Technician positions are available, May through October 2005. Assist with operations of Yellowstone National Park Aquatics Program. Duties may include assistance with native cutthroat trout preservation and restoration projects; eradication of nonnative fish species, lake and stream inventory and monitoring for fish, macroinvertebrates, and water quality; research on effects of invasive exotic species; and assistance with laboratory processing of samples, data entry, and verification. Qualifications: Applicant must show evidence of coursework and/or work experience in an area of aquatic ecology and/or fisheries typically gained by completion of a B.S. degree. Must meet minimum qualifications for GS-05 (see Federal OPM website). Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Work is often performed by backpacking or by using horses to move equipment to and from remote locations in the backcountry. Work is often performed using boats, rafts, canoes, and other watercraft. The incumbent may assist team members in the use of electroshocking equipment to collect fish. Salary: These are GS-05/06 (step 1) level seasonal positions with the NPS. Closing Date: January 3, 2005. Contact: To apply for these positions, you must use the USAJOBS website and submit required materials (beginning on Dec. 6th) as instructed by the announcement for Biological Science Technician (Fisheries), Yellowstone (Number NY200847). Your application must include a resume that includes all required information. Use the OPM publication "Applying for a Federal Job" for specific information. Also, (IMPORTANT) your resume MUST include experience (BE SPECIFIC) which documents your responses to the 47 application rating factors. The application should also contain the names and contact information for three professional references. Todd M. Koel, Ph.D., Supervisory Fisheries Biologist. Posted: 11/23/04.
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