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|University of Florida-IFAS||Spatial Statistical Analyst||7/30/06||6/26/06|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||Management Analyst, Climate Change Division||7/25/06||6/22/06|
|Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage||Mountain Region Steward (MS)||7/14/06||6/27/06|
|Wildlife Conservation Society||GIS Analyst||7/14/06||6/22/06|
|Tall Timbers Research Station||Fire Ecology Technician||7/10/06||6/27/06|
|Maryland Department of Natural Resources||Wetland biologist||7/7/06||6/26/06|
|New Mexico State University||Field technicians, vegetation and soil||7/5/06||6/27/06|
|Florida State University||Research assistant, ecology of plants/insect interactions||6/30/06|
|University of Florida||Field tech, rangeland habitat restoration||6/30/06||5/9/06|
|University of Florida||Temp. field tech, rangeland habitat restoration||6/30/06||3/2/06|
|University of Notre Dame||GIS analyst/research technician, aquatic invasive species||6/29/06|
|Wright State University||Research Technician, chemical/molecular ecology of plant defenses||6/27/06|
|University of Arizona||Research assistants, Endangered Mammal Monitoring||6/27/06|
|University of Georgia||Field technician, estuarine ecology||6/26/06||6/22/06|
|Northern Arizona University||GIS analyst - Linkage/Corridor Design||6/26/06||6/16/06|
|Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station||Summer Research Assistant, Invasive Aquatic Plants||6/23/06|
|University of Nevada, Las Vegas||Research Assistants, Invasive Plants||6/22/06|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Temp. field crew, wildlife habitat||6/16/06|
|Florida International University||Wetland Research Technician||6/14/06|
|Hudsonia Ltd.||Field biologist/GIS specialist||6/10/06||5/26/06|
|USDA ARS (Nevada)||Research Technician, Plants||6/9/06||5/23/06|
|Great Basin Institute||Research Associates in botany, wildlife mgt, env sci||6/8/06|
|Consolidated Safety Services, Inc.||Marine Ecologist (MS)||6/8/06|
|University of California, Davis||Field/lab assistants, grapevine disease||6/7/06|
|University of Minnesota||Biogeochemistry Lab Technician||6/5/06||5/19/06|
|University of Arizona||Ecohydrology field technician||6/2/06|
|Geo-Marine, Inc.||Environmental Scientist (Wetlands)||6/2/06|
|Gulf South Research Corporation||Senior Natural Resources Specialist||6/2/06|
|University of Notre Dame||Field Technician, Stream Ecology in Alaska||6/1/06||5/11/06|
|New Mexico State University||Research Assistant, Jornada LTER||5/31/06||5/15//06|
|World Wildlife Fund||Conservation Hydrologist (MS)||5/22/06|
|Contour Environmental||Staff/Scientist, Environmental/Natural Resources||5/22/06|
|University of Wyoming||Stream Ecology||5/20/06||5/11/06|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer field techs, wildlife||5/19/06|
|Smithsonian Marine Station||Summer Intern, Benthic Ecology||5/15/06|
|Curry and Kerlinger, LLC||Wind Farm Field Technicians||5/15/06|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Interns, rare plants||5/11/06|
|USGS Canyonlands Field Station||Biological Science Technicians, arthropods||5/11/06|
|Centre de recherche Les Buissons||Temp Field Assts, pollination ecology, Northern Quebec||5/11/06|
|University of California, Davis||Technician, plant-insect interactions||5/11/06|
|University of Minnesota||Summer Field Technicians, Forest Ecology||5/11/06|
|The Heinz Center||Research Assistant||5/11/06|
|Teton Science Schools||Field Assistants, forestry/tree rings/climate||5/11/06|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research internship, MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center||5/10/06|
|Florida Atlantic University||Field tech, plant invasion/tree island hydrology||5/10/06|
|Great Eastern Ecology, Inc.||Ornithologist||5/10/06|
|NASA||Biological sciences metadata technician||5/10/06|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Temp worker, Plant Ecology||5/10/06|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Scientific Aid, Vegetation Sampling/GIS||5/8/06||4/27/06|
|Colorado State University||Temp field and lab assistant, soil||5/8/06||4/27/06|
|Michigan Tech||Forest carbon management research||5/3/06|
|Fort Jackson, SC||Summer field technicians, plants||5/1/06||4/4/06|
|University of North Carolina||Research Technicians, Birds and Fire, Arizona/NM||4/30/06||4/17/06|
|University of Massachusetts Boston||Research Technician, Plant Ecology & Global Climate Change||4/30/06||3/14/06|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field assistants, Arctic research||4/28/06||4/17/06|
|Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust||Field ecologist||4/27/06|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Ecohydrology Technicians||4/27/06|
|Boston University||Senior Research Technician: Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry||4/27/06|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Field biologists and seasonal staff||4/27/06|
|Everglades National Park||Technician, Fire Effects Monitoring||4/26/06||4/18/06|
|Clemson University||Summer Tech, Fire Ecology||4/17/06|
|ESCO Associates, Inc.||Summer Field Botanists||4/17/06|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Ecology Educator (MS)||4/17/06|
|Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge||Field Scientist/Coordinator, water quality monitoring||4/17/06|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Summer Avian Field Technicians||4/17/06|
|Woods Hole Research Center||Research Assistant, hydrologic modeling and land use change||4/14/06||3/13/06|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||EPA Intern Program (25+ positions)||4/7/06||3/27/06|
|The Nature Conservancy||Summer field techs, amphibian, stream, vegetation surveys||4/7/06||3/13/06|
|University of Minnesota||Temp. field assistants, forest ecosystems||4/5/06|
|University of Idaho||Temp. Vegetation Field Technicians||4/5/06||3/21/06|
|Duke University||Duke Forest Program Coordinator||4/3/06|
|Iowa Dept of Natural Resources||Summer Assistants, Wetland Monitoring||4/3/06||3/21/06|
|Oceana, Inc.||Intern, Deep Sea Science||4/3/06||3/15/06|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Intern, seed bank/plant conservation||4/1/06||3/13/06|
|H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest||Seasonal field crew positions||4/1/06||1/31/06|
|USGS FRESC, Snake River Field Station||Temp. Avian Field Technician||3/31/06||3/21/06|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Summer Ecology Camp educators||3/31/06||3/16/06|
|Cape May Bird Observatory||Temp. Field Tech, bird and bat migration||3/31/06||3/8/06|
|University of Chicago||Summer Field Techs, gypsy moth dynamics||3/30/06|
|Queen's University||Field Assistants, birds||3/30/06||12/19/05|
|Duke University||Summer Techs, Forest Community Ecology||3/29/06|
|Virginia Tech||Summer Field Technician, raccons||3/29/06|
|Ecosystem Management Research Institute||Seasonal Wildlife Techs||3/28/06|
|New Mexico State University||Jornada Basin LTER Research Assistant||3/27/06||3/13/06|
|Oregon State University||Temp. field botanist/ecologist||3/24/06|
|University of Wisconsin||Temp. Field Assistants, climate warming||3/24/06||3/2/06|
|Florida Atlantic University||Field technician, invasive plants/hydrology||3/23/06|
|University of Toronto||Temp. Field Assistant, carbon accounting in boreal forests||3/23/06|
|ITS Corporation||Temp. Field Technicians, rare plants||3/23/06|
|Ohio State University||Wetland Biogeochemistry||3/21/06|
|University of South Dakota||Temp. Field Techs, small mammals||3/21/06|
|University of Wisconsin||Temp. Avian Field Technicians||3/21/06|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Prairie-chicken Monitoring Coordinator||3/21/06||3/9/06|
|Purdue University||Summer Field Technicians, Birds||3/20/06|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal technicians, plants/soil, Nevada||3/20/06||3/13/06|
|Colorado State University||Summer Bat Field Research Technicians||3/20/06||3/7/06|
|Stanford University||Temp. Field Research Assistants, Birds||3/16/06|
|University of Minnesota||Summer Field Assistants||3/16/06||2/7/06|
|Ecosystem Management Research Institute||Seasonal range/botany field techs (2 positions)||3/15/06||3/7/06|
|Ecosystem Management Research Institute||Seasonal range/botany field techs (3 positions)||3/15/06||3/7/06|
|Auburn University||Research Assistants, Wildlife (2 positions)||3/15/06||2/28/06|
|Idaho State University||Summer Field Techs, frog monitoring||3/15/06||2/22/06|
|North Carolina State University||Research Technician, moth evolutionary genetics||3/15/06||2/20/06|
|Institute for Applied Ecology||Internships in conservation biology or restoration ecology (10 positions)||3/15/06||1/30/06|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Internships (many positions)||3/15/06||1/30/06|
|Colorado Natural Heritage Program||Field Techs, vegetation survey||3/15/06||1/30/06|
|Institute for Applied Ecology||Prairie restoration field crew leader and assistant manager||3/15/06||1/19/06|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Temp. Research Assistant, Birds||3/14/06|
|Utah Division of Wildlife Resources||Temp. Avian Technicians||3/14/06|
|University of North Carolina||Summer Research Assistant in Ecology||3/13/06|
|Texas Tech University||Temp. Molecular Ecology Technician||3/10/06||2/23/06|
|Auburn University||Research Assistant, landscape models of animal distribution||3/10/06||2/17/06|
|ETI Professionals, Inc.||Research Assistant, Eco-Hydrology||3/9/06|
|Texas Parks and Wildlife Department||Coastal Ecologist||3/8/06|
|National Park Service||Biological Technician/Crew Leader, amphibians||3/7/06||2/20/06|
|Oregon Department of State Lands||Seasonal Range Technicians||3/6/06|
|San Jose State University||Botany Technician||3/3/06||2/21/06|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Avian Field Research||3/1/06|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Temp. Assistants, ecology of Lyme disease||3/1/06||2/10/06|
|Ducks Unlimited||Regional Biologist||3/1/06||2/9/06|
|Florida State University||Research Technician, plant-herbivore interactions||3/1/06||2/9/06|
|Denver Botanic Gardens||Internship, Applied Plant Conservation||3/1/06||2/6/06|
|National Audubon Society||Temp. Field Techs, birds||3/1/06||1/30/06|
|West Virginia University||Field Assistants, birds||3/1/06||1/17/06|
|Florida International University||Aquatic Field/Laboratory Research Technician||2/28/06|
|New York Central Pine Barrens Commission||Invasive Plant Inventory and Assessment Project internship||2/28/06||11/10/05|
|University of Nebraska, Lincoln||Summer Research Assistants, Rangeland Ecology||2/27/06|
|NOAA Hollings Marine Laboratory||Community Outreach Specialist, Phytoplankton Monitoring||2/24/06||1/19/06|
|Arkansas State University||Temp. Field Technicians, birds||2/23/06|
|USGS-BRD Western Ecological Research Center||Botanist, fire and invasive plant ecology||2/22/06||2/10/06|
|Virginia Tech||Temp. Shorebird Research Assistants (4)||2/21/06|
|Oregon State University||Research Assistant, ecosystem C and H2O cycling||2/21/06||2/8/06|
|Utah Division of Wildlife Resources||Temp. Avian Field Techs||2/20/06||2/8/06|
|USDA Forest Service (Wyoming)||Summer hydrologic technicians (6 positions)||2/17/06|
|Oregon State University||Temp. field crew, Forest Ecology||2/17/06||1/30/06|
|SUNY-ESF||Summer Field Assistants, forest monitoring||2/16/06|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||Greenhouse gas inventory/climate change policy/forestry and land use change||2/15/06|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Summer Research Assistants, alpine meadows||2/15/06|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||Seasonal Range Technicians, invasives species control||2/15/06||1/30/06|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Summer field assistant, insect herbivory of thistle||2/15/06||1/18/06|
|Rice University||Temp technicians, pollination mutualism, Sonoran Desert||2/15/06||1/6/06|
|Washington State Department of Natural Resources||Senior Riparian Monitoring Technician||2/10/06||2/1/06|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal technicians, amphibian monitoring||2/10/06||1/19/06|
|Nevada Natural Heritage Program||Seasonal Field Techs, vegetation sampling||2/8/06|
|University of Wisconsin||Temp. Avian Field Techs, New Mexico||2/7/06|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Botany Field Crew Leader||2/3/06||1/19/06|
|The Nature Conservancy of Washington||Seasonal field technicians||2/2/06|
|Western Pennsylvania Conservancy||Interns, Natural Heritage Inventory Program||2/1/06|
|Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources||Temp. wildlife field technicians, grouse||2/1/06||1/10/06|
|Montana State University||Seasonal technicians, riparian plant community structure||2/1/06||11/22/05|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Conservation and Land Management Internship Program (50 positions)||2/1/06||11/15/05|
|University of Alaska||Technician, Toolik Lake||1/31/06|
|University of Vermont||Temp. Research Assistant, grassland songbirds||1/31/06|
|Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park||Education Specialist||1/31/06||1/18/06|
|USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center||Temp. Field Technicians, Birds (7 positions)||1/31/06||1/10/06|
|USGS Snake River Field Station||Temp. Field Technicians, Birds||1/31/06||1/9/06|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Scientific Aid, Vegetation Sampling/GIS||1/30/06|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Research assistant, geographical marine species database||1/30/06|
|Rice University||Lab/Field Technician, ecology and evolution||1/30/06|
|USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center||Plant ecology/wildlife habitat field research assistants||1/30/06|
|Nebraska Game and Parks Commission||Environmental Analyst Supervisor||1/27/06||1/6/06|
|California Native Plant Society||Seasonal Technicians, Botany/Ecology||1/25/06||1/6/06|
|USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station||Summer Technicians, forest ecology||1/24/06||1/6/06|
|PRBO Conservation Science||Seasonal field assistant, bird monitoring||1/19/06|
|California Department of Fish and Game||Scientific Aid, wildlife surveys||1/19/06|
|University of Nebraska-Omaha||Summer field assistants, grassland birds and butterflies||1/18/06|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Natural Area Coordinator (MS)||1/18/06||1/5/06|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Summer field botanists, landscape ecology||1/13/06|
|Auburn University||Coordinator, bird conservation||1/13/06||12/13/05|
|Auburn University||GIS and remote sensing||1/11/06||12/13/05|
|USDA Forest Service (Ohio)||Temp. field technicians, fire||1/6/06|
|Kansas State University||Temp. field research, Biogeochemistry||1/6/06|
|National Park Service||Technicians, Fire Effects (5 positions)||1/6/06||12/15/05|
|National Park Service||Wildlife Technicians (11 positions)||1/6/06||12/9/05|
|University of New Mexico||Field Research Associate||1/3/06||12/15/05|
|University of Arkansas||Research Assistant, Biogeochemistry||12/21/05|
|University of Arizona||Avian field assistants||12/20/05|
|USDA Forest Service (West Virginia)||Summer field botanist||12/16/05|
|Pennsylvania State University||Lab Manager, soil science (MS)||12/8/05|
|University of British Columbia||Research assistant, critical habitat||12/8/05|
|Washington State Department of Natural Resources||Professional jobs (5 positions)||12/1-12/15/05||11/28/05|
|Duke University||Technician, ecosystem ecology||position filled||12/6/05|
|Virginia Tech||Natural Resource Specialist||12/5/05||11/28/05|
|Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory||Operations Manager||12/1/05||10/19/05|
|King County, Washington||Water Quality Planner III||11/30/05||11/15/05|
|Colorado State University||Programmer, Rangeland Modeling||11/22/05||10/20/05|
|USGS Canyonlands Field Station||Technician, soil and plant ecology||11/18/05||11/7/05|
|Oceana, Inc.||Marine Wildlife Scientist (MS)||11/15/05|
|University of Washington||Crew leaders, effects of vehicle use on owls||11/15/05|
|Maryland Department of Natural Resources||Temp Technicians, stream ecology (5 positions)||11/15/05||10/25/05|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Research Technician III, Forest Ecophysiology (MS)||11/15/05||9/29/05|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Forest Pathologist||11/11/05||10/7/05|
|Auburn University||Research Assistant/Associate, GIS and remote sensing||11/8/05|
|Rutgers University||Urban restoration ecology||11/8/05|
|Murray State University||Database Manager, Center for Reservoir Research||11/4/05||10/4/05|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory||Land Management and Carbon Cycling (MS)||10/31/05||9/27/05|
|USDA Forest Service (Michigan)||Technician, Forest Ecology||10/28/05||10/20/05|
|Woods Hole Research Center||Research Assistant, remote sensing (MS)||10/28/05||9/29/05|
|University of Minnesota||Junior Scientists, carbon cycle research in forests and wetlands||filled||10/6/05|
|Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center||Temp Technician, Wildlife Ecology||10/25/05|
|University of Toledo||Research technician, invasive species||10/21/05||10/11/05|
|University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||Research Assistant, watershed hydrology and landscape ecology||10/20/05|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Technician, Biotechnology Risk Assessment, transgenic squash||10/10/05||10/4/05|
|Audubon California||Field ecologist/educator (MS)||10/7/05|
|Pacific Biodiversity Institute||Field ecologist/botanist, Arizona||10/7/05|
|Arizona State University||Assistant Research Technologist, GIS and Remote Sensing (MS)||10/7/05||9/28/05|
|Kansas State University||Lab manager, stable isotope mass spectrometry||10/1/05||9/9/05|
|Northrop Grumman Corporation||Remote Sensing Analyst||9/30/05|
|Northern Arizona University||Research Technician, microbial pathogens||9/29/05|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Internships in Plant Ecology||9/28/05|
|Rutgers University||Technician, interactions between invasive and native plants||9/27/05|
|University of Vermont||Tree demographics, Everglades National Park||9/27/05|
|Harvard University||Lab manager/research tech, ecology and evolution of fungi||9/19/05||9/9/05|
|Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage||Natural Heritage Botanist||9/15/05||7/29/05|
|Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission||Wildlife Field Technicians (3)||9/6/05|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Rangeland Ecologist (2 positions)||9/1/05||8/22/05|
|Fauna & Flora International||Editorial Assistant, Oryx, the International Journal of Conservation||8/26/05||8/15/05|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Research Technician, Plant Ecology (MS)||8/25/05|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research Technician, urban ecology||8/22/05|
|New Mexico State University||Science Specialist, Jornada Experimental Range (MS)||8/19/05||7/21/05|
|Utah State University||Restoration Ecology Research Associate||8/15/05||7/18/05|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Naturalist Program Supervisor||8/12/05||8/5/05|
|Auburn University||Temp Wildlife Technician||8/10/05|
|University of Idaho||Temp Vegetation Technicians (8 positions)||8/8/05|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Wildlife Biologist (2 positions)||8/5/05||7/20/05|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Invasive Species Coordinator (MS)||8/5/05||7/20/05|
|USDA Forest Service (California)||Seasonal Technicians, Fire||8/4/05||7/28/05|
|New Mexico State University||Temp. field/lab technician||7/29/05||7/14/05|
|Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC||Environmental Scientist||7/29/05||7/1/05|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Forest Ecologist/Lead Technician||7/28/05|
|Alabama A&M University||Temp. Herp Technician||7/26/05|
|Houston Advanced Research Center||Database Developer/ASP.NET Programmer||7/22/05|
|Northern Arizona University||Research Technician, plants and soil||7/19/05|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Temp Technician, plants||7/19/05|
|USDA Forest Service||Temp Technician, invasive plants, Ohio||7/18/05|
|University of Florida||Herpetofauna Ecology, South Florida (MS)||7/15/05|
|University of California, Berkeley||Landscape Fire Ecology||7/14/05|
|World Wildlife Fund||GIS Manager, Conservation Science||7/1/05|
|Environmental Concern Inc||Wetland Educator||7/1/05|
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Alabama A&M University: Herp Technician, full-time temporary position from mid-August through April 2006. The project is an experimental study of the response of reptile and amphibian communities to various silvicultural prescriptions on the Cumberland Plateau of northern Alabama. Duties are primarily running drift fences, coverboards, and artificial pools, but also include radiotelemetry of eastern box turtles, habitat sampling and data entry. The job would expose you to a variety of field techniques in a very diverse ecosystem, but it also involves long hours alone in the field, hot, humid weather, and close personal contact with ticks, chiggers, and poison ivy. Housing is available near study sites. Pay is $17,000/year and health benefits are available. Applicants should have a bachelors degree in biology, wildlife or a related field. A demonstrated dedication to field biology is a must. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references via Email to Zach Felix (firstname.lastname@example.org), or mail them to the address below. Zach Felix, Center for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M University, PO Box 1927, Normal, AL 35762. (256) 372-5950. Posted: 7/26/05.
Archbold Biological Station: A research internship is 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 wetland ecology and restoration, nutrient cycling and ecological interactions in subtropical grazing lands, and the environmental impacts of cattle ranching. Research interns spend 20 hours per week assisting the MAERC Research Biologist with his ongoing research projects and 20 hours conducting their own independent research project. Intern research topics are varied but must relate to current research projects at MAERC. Topics of past research interns can be viewed here. MAERC is located at a working 4,100-ha cattle ranch comprised of varied pastures and prairies, woodland hammocks, and abundant wetlands. The Center is the site of collaborative agreements with the University of Florida, the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Community services, environmental organizations and other area ranches, to support the ecological and economic sustainability of cattle ranching. Interns interact with staff at Archbold Biological Station, a vibrant and dynamic center for ecological research and education. 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 6 months. Current positions are available starting in June 2006. 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 email@example.com. Visit www.maerc.org for more information about our program or contact Dr. Bohlen at (863) 699-0242 x22. Posted: 5/10/06.
Archbold Biological Station: Research Internships in Plant Ecology - ideal for students with undergraduate degrees contemplating graduate school. Openings are available starting in January 2006 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, restoration, 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 (18-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 6-12 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 5000 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/28/05.
Arizona State University: The International Institute for Sustainability, in conjunction with the Department of Geological Sciences, is seeking applications for an Assistant Research Technologist to analyze urban structure and growth patterns using remote sensing and GIS based urban models. ASU houses both the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program and the ASTER Urban Environmental Monitoring project resulting in a multidisciplinary array of scientists investigating urban processes. The successful candidate will interact closely with scientists performing satellite and airborne sensor-based investigations of urban ecological processes occurring at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Of particular interest is the interpretation of moderate- and high-resolution remotely sensed data for comparing urban structure and development globally. Duties will include processing of satellite (e.g. ASTER, Landsat, Quickbird, etc.) and airborne (e.g. aerial photos, TIMS, MASTER) imagery; generation and integration of new thematic data layers (e.g. GIS-based municipal data, LULC classifications, change detection maps, etc.);standardization of file formats, projections, datum and coordinate systems; and production of specialized higher level data products. The successful candidate will locate, acquire, prepare and document existing spatial data from a variety of private, academic and government sources in response to needs of scientists conducting research; attend meetings and provide support for spatial data analysis, etc.; produce map and data products for an Internet based, searchable database; and help coordinate student assistants in performing basic data processing and printing tasks. Required qualifications include a Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Geography or Urban Planning); demonstrated skills in both verbal and written communication; and demonstrated knowledge of image processing and demonstrated knowledge of ERDAS Imagine or ENVI software and ArcGIS software. Desired qualifications include experience with remote sensing (ASTER, Landsat MSS, TM, ETM+, Quickbird, MODIS), GIS, and/or ecological patterning; demonstrated knowledge of data archive formats and metadata; demonstrated knowledge of spatial analysis and environmental modeling; experience with GIS data processing and programming methods and techniques (AML, Avenue, Visual Basic, MapObjects, Java); demonstrated knowledge of MS Windows, Unix, and Linux operating systems. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a Curriculum Vita, names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references to Karen Gronberg, GIS Search, International Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University, PO Box 873211, Tempe, AZ 85287-3211 or to email@example.com. Application deadline is October 7, 2005; if not filled, each week thereafter until search closed. This position is contingent upon grant funding. Posted: 9/28/05.
Arkansas State University: Field Technicians (2) needed to assist with study of Swainson's Warblers, a species of critical conservation concern in the southeastern U.S. Research is focused on demography and habitat use of Swainson's Warblers in the Big Woods area of Arkansas, primarily at White River National Wildlife Refuge. Technicians are needed from approximately 17 April to 1 August, and primary duties will include nest searching, mist netting, color banding, and radiotelemetry. Additional duties may include surveys and vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to applicants with prior nest-searching experience, and tolerance for working long hours under adverse field conditions is required. Salary will be $1200 - $1500 / month, depending on experience, and housing will be provided. Please send a brief letter of interest and resume along with names and contact information for three references to Thomas J. Benson, Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University, P.O. Box 599, State University, AR 72467. Questions and applications can be sent by e-mail (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/23/06.
Auburn University: The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is seeking two candidates for the position of Research Assistant/Associate. Requisition #21491: work with a small team of graduate students, temporary field assistants with a field study of vertebrate distributions in the Cumberland Plateau of Alabama. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: provides administrative and professional assistance to the supervisor for ongoing programs and projects. The incumbent will conduct point counts for birds, pitfall trapping for herps and snap-trapping for small mammals. Additionally, the incumbent will assist with data management and analysis, and may participate in reporting and publication of results. Ability to operate off-road vehicles and travel long distances over rugged terrain in remote areas is also required. A demonstrated publication record, and skills using program ArcGIS and Matlab for management and analysis of spatial data are desired. Ability to identify small mammals and herps and common flora of the region is highly desired. Experience and ability to identify birds of the Southeastern U.S. by ear is also highly desired. Requisition #21492: assist with the analysis and publication of demographic data on various bird populations. The incumbent will be responsible for organizing, managing, and analyzing data collected on neck-collar observations, nest survival, and distribution and abundance of breeding and nonbreeding waterfowl and passerine birds, and using mark-recapture, known fate, and patch occupancy models from a variety of locations. Knowledge of avian ecology, a demonstrated publication record, and skills using program Mark and Matlab for data management and analysis are desired. Experience using maximum likelihood estimation and information theoretic methods for model selection are highly desired. Both positions: Designation as a Research Assistant requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Wildlife Biology or a related field. Designation as a Research Associate requires a Master's degree from an accredited institution in the subject areas listed above. These position is funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds. Refer to the above Requisition numbers and apply on-line. Review of applications will begin after March 15, 2006. Posted: 2/28/06.
Auburn University: The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, in the School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant II/Associate I to assist with the development and analysis of landscape models of animal distribution and abundance on private and public lands in Alabama. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of GIS development and analysis, and will function as a member of a team of researchers primarily interested in bird conservation in the Southeast Gulf Coastal Plain and other portions of Alabama. This position is funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds. Designation as a Research Assistant requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in biological sciences or geography and a background in Natural Resources. Designation as a Research Associate requires a Master's degree from an accredited institution in the subject areas listed above. Desired qualifications include a Master of Science in Wildlife Biology or a related field and GIS experience. A demonstrated publication record and skills using ArcGIS and Matlab for management and analysis of spatial data is also desired. Refer to Requisition # 21477 and apply on-line Review of applications will begin after 3/10/2006. Posted: 2/17/06.
Auburn University: The GIS and Spatial Analysis Laboratory in the Center for Forest Sustainability is seeking candidates for the position of Research Assistant/Associate with expertise in GIS and remote sensing. This position is funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds. The successful candidate will participate in administering and conducting multiple research projects associated with USDA Forest Service, City of Auburn and CFS at Auburn University. He/she will assist with image processing and GIS analysis, spatial data development and maintenance, and technical documentation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: digitize and classify land cover types including impervious surface; travel for ground truthing in the states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama; apply GIS and remote sensing techniques for monitoring changes in land cover and ecosystems. Designation as a Research Assistant requires a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Ecology, Geography or related field. Designation as a Research Associate requires a Master's degree in the subject areas listed above. Candidate must have knowledge in GIS/Remote Sensing (satellite and aircraft). Desired: experience or skills in ArcGIS (ArcInfo, ArcView), GPS and ERDAS Imagine. Refer to Requisition #21406 and apply on-line. Review of applications will begin after January 11, 2006. Posted: 12/13/05.
Auburn University: Coordinator to lead an emerging landscape-scale bird conservation partnership in the East Gulf Coastal Plain during its formative years. The long-term vision is for this partnership to evolve into a fully functional Joint Venture that conducts bird conservation planning, implementation and evaluation activities within a regional ecosystem context. A Joint Venture is a self-directed conservation partnership designed to improve focus, increase resources, and undertake efforts for the conservation of all birds within its geographic boundaries. This includes working to achieve the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the North American Landbird Conservation Plan (Partners in Flight), the United States Shorebird Conservation Plan, the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, and state-developed Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies. The Coordinator will work under the direction of a multi-partner "Management Board" to achieve the collective ecological and conservation planning principles. Provides advanced level professional services and assistance for any of a variety of wildlife programs which may involve a combination of outreach, research, instruction and business administrative work. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (Wildlife Science or related field desired) with six years of experience in wildlife management or research; OR a Master's degree from an accredited institution and three years of experience stated experience. This position requires an understanding of relevant ecological and conservation planning principles, a strong background in avian biology/ecology, an understanding of land-use issues affecting bird conservation, familiarity with the politics and economics of conservation, and the ability to work successfully with a broad range of stakeholders. Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and communication skills. Must be self motivated and demonstrate initiative. Master's degree from an accredited institution in Wildlife Science highly desired. Refer to Requisition #21405 and apply on-line Review of applications will begin after January 13, 2006. Posted: 12/13/05.
Auburn University: The GIS and Spatial Analysis Laboratory in the Center for Forest Sustainability (CFS) seeks a Research Assistant/Associate with expertise in GIS and remote sensing. The successful candidate will participate in administering and conducting research projects associated with USDA Forest Service, NASA, EPA, City of Auburn and the Center for Forest Sustainability at Auburn University. He/she will assist with image processing and GIS analysis, spatial data development and maintenance, user training, and technical documentation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: develop and maintain GIS-data base for integrated research; apply advanced GIS concepts and techniques to the development of spatial models; and apply spatial models and remote sensing techniques for monitoring and simulationg changes in land use, water quality and ecosystem dynamics. Please feel free to contact Susan Pan (334-844-1015; email@example.com) if you have any questions or would like additional information. Posted: 11/8/05.
Auburn University: Field technician will participate in an inventory of recently acquired conservation land wildlife on the Cumberland Plateau of northeast Alabama. Inventory will use Sherman live traps, pitfalls, funnel traps, and game cameras to sample mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Duties include setting and checking traps, handling animals and measuring morphological information and data entry. Position requires hiking steep slopes carrying trapping and camping gear, and overnight camping in remote locations. Employment will last 4-5 weeks from the date of hire. Work will begin in early to mid-September, depending on applicant availability. Housing and a field vehicle provided. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references, via email to Nick Sharp, firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary: stipend of $320-400 per week, depending on experience. Qualifications: Experience identifying small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians preferred. Required: appreciation and respect for the outdoors and wildlife, strong work ethic and positive attitude, ability to work alone and hike long distances with a backpack in steep, uneven terrain in high heat and humidity, ability to drive an ATV or willing to learn, ability to navigate using compass and GPS. Contact: Nick Sharp, email@example.com. Posted: 8/10/05.
Audubon California: The Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, CA solicits applicants for a position as biologist-educator. We seek a dedicated field ecologist with a desire to contribute to natural resource conservation through education and applied research. Responsibilities will include planning, development, and instruction of science-based education programs as part of our “Starr Ranch Field Ecology Programs,” which connect people of all ages to nature through participation in ecological research. Examples of our current offerings include Ecology Programs (1-2 hour field research simulations that offer groups of all ages an opportunity to experience nature hands-on as wildlife biologists), Ranch Research (adults participate in field research through classes and camps and as volunteers with ongoing scientific studies on wildlife and habitats), and Starr Ranch Junior Biologists (kids ages 8 – 16 join the Ranch scientific team to help with research and learn how biologists study wild animals). Opportunity to design field research that is integrated into Starr Ranch land management and education programs. Long term research projects currently associated with this position include assessing effects of urban runoff in three Starr Ranch streams using rapid bioassessment and monitoring effects of rare habitat restoration on small mammal populations. All staff research is integrated into education through mentoring advanced Junior Biologists, supervising volunteers, and as an instructor of Ecology Programs. Position requires a strong knowledge and interest in learning natural history of animals and their habitats as well as research techniques for studying a variety of taxa, especially mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and invertebrates. Position starts winter, 2006. Salary: Commensurate with background, plus benefits. Housing assistance provided. Qualifications: Master’s degree in a biological or ecological science. Background in field research essential for conducting applied research on the Ranch and teaching education programs that involve all aspects of field ecology. GIS/GPS experience highly desirable. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic, dedicated, organized, self starting, thorough, and enjoy working with people. Some form of teaching experience desirable but not required. 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 Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679; firstname.lastname@example.org; (949) 858-0309; fax (949) 858-1013. Posted: 10/7/05.
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: email@example.com, Reference Requisition # W05G41002. Electronic Submissions are encouraged. Posted: 7/1/05.
Bighorn Institute: A hardworking, dedicated individual with good fieldwork, writing and computer skills 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 tracking radiocollared bighorn via foot, and caring for the captive herd of Peninsular bighorn, letter writing, data entry, writing field reports, writing newsletter articles, correspondence with members, general public, and resource agencies. Minimum Requirements: B.S. or B.A. in biological sciences or related field. Excellent writing skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, and Access are required. The successful applicant must be in 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. Flexibility, a positive attitude and the ability to work independently as well as in team situations are essential. Single individual on-site housing is provided and applicant must live on property (no dogs allowed). 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. Open until filled. 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: Aimee Byard, Associate Director, Bighorn Institute, P.O. Box 262, Palm Desert, CA 92261. No phone calls or emails please. Posted: 1/6/06, revised: 5/11/06.
Boston University: Senior Research Technician: Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry, Department Of Biology A position is available for a full-time research technician to help facilitate and conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer. He or she will also manage a laboratory composed of undergraduate and graduate students. Research projects 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 database management. To achieve these goals, the Research Technician will use equipment including a gas chromatograph, a carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, an inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer (Lachat) and an isotope ratio 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 letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Starting date: June 15, 2006 (negotiable). Posted: 4/27/06.
California Department of Fish and Game: The Biogeographic Data Branch’s Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program are accepting applications for one Scientific Aid. The Scientific Aid will assist with vegetation sampling and will assist in air photo interpretation and GIS Analysis to produce vegetation maps. The primary work location will be in the Biogeographic Data Branch in downtown Sacramento, but field work will include areas in Suisun Marsh and the Delta, the Sierra Foothills, and possibly other areas including Fish and Game lands in Modoc County and southern California. Some mapping projects will include cooperative efforts with other agencies and organizations. Duties include assisting with the following: 1) Sampling vegetation in the Suisun Marsh and other locations in support of vegetation mapping; 2) Using heads-up digitizing and air photo interpretation to create or update vegetation maps; 3) Entering vegetation and environmental data into databases; 4) Using GIS to analyze various aspects of vegetation such as rarity and distribution; 5) Assist biologist with other wildlife surveys as needed. This position requires variable work hours, driving on levee roads and working independently. Physical job requirements include sitting, driving, carrying, lifting, standing, and hiking. Qualified applicants should be familiar with the California flora including being able to identify plants to the species level and have strong computer skills (including databases, word processing, and email). GIS skills are strongly preferred. This is a three-quarters time position for a year with a pay range of $10.82-12.46 per hour. Application Information: Submit a cover letter and Standard State Application Form 678 via email or standard mail by May 8, 2006 to: Ms. Diana Hickson, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP), Biogeographic Data Branch, Department of Fish and Game, 1807 13th Street, Suite 202, Sacramento, CA 95814, email@example.com. Note: you may also send a resume, but you MUST send Form 678. Posted: 4/27/06.
California Department of Fish and Game: The Central Valley Bay-Delta Branch’s Suisun Marsh Program and the Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch’s Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program are accepting applications for one Scientific Aid. The Scientific Aid will assist with vegetation sampling and will assist in air photo interpretation and GIS Analysis to produce vegetation maps. The primary work location will be in the Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch in downtown Sacramento, but field work will include areas in Suisun Marsh and the Delta, the Sierra Foothills, and possibly other areas including Fish and Game lands in Modoc County and southern California. Some mapping projects will include cooperative efforts with other agencies and organizations. Duties include assisting with the following: 1) Sampling vegetation in the Suisun Marsh and other locations in support of vegetation mapping; 2) Using heads-up digitizing and air photo interpretation to create or update vegetation maps; 3) Entering vegetation and environmental data into databases; 4) Using GIS to analyze various aspects of vegetation such as rarity and distribution; 5) Assist biologist with other wildlife surveys as needed. This position requires variable work hours, driving on levee roads and working independently. Physical job requirements include sitting, driving, carrying, lifting, standing, and hiking. Qualified applicants should be familiar with the California flora including being able to identify plants to the species level and have strong computer skills (including databases, word processing, and email). GIS skills are strongly preferred. Application Information: Submit Standard State Application Form 678 via email or standard mail to Ms. Diana Hickson, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP), Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch, Department of Fish and Game, 1807 13th Street, Suite 202, Sacramento, CA 95814, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/30/06.
California Department of Fish and Game: The Central Valley Bay-Delta Branch’s Suisun Marsh Program is accepting applications for one Scientific Aid. The Scientific Aid will assist with wildlife surveys on the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, Suisun Marsh and the Delta. Duties include assisting with the following: 1) Salt marsh harvest mouse surveys: prepare for and assist in setting and checking live traps, vegetation monitoring, and data entry; 2) Salt marsh harvest mouse radio telemetry study: track mice with hand held receiver, GPS location and record data in database; 3) Grizzly Island wildlife monitoring: tule elk, ring-necked pheasant, and waterfowl surveys; 4) Conducting small mammal, bird, and vegetation surveys in the Delta; data entry; assisting Unit biologists; and other field work as needed. 5) General maintenance activities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. This position requires variable work hours, driving on levee roads, and working independently. Qualified applicants should have strong communication, writing, and computer skills. Experience with radio telemetry and bird surveys is preferred but not necessary. Application Information: Submit Standard State Application Form 678 via email or standard mail to Ms. Laurie Briden, Central Valley Bay-Delta Branch, 4001 N. Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205, email@example.com. Contact Ms.Laureen Barthman-Thompson at 209-948-7706 if you have questions. Posted: 1/19/06.
California Department of Fish and Game: Position 1: Avian Field Biologists Needed (2) to assist the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Program in conducting avian surveys. Surveys will take place in riparian and coastal sage scrub vegetation communities on MSHCP protected lands throughout western Riverside County, CA. The plan area is rich in avian species and biologists will gain exposure to many common and rare species nesting in southern California. The ideal candidate will have completed a bachelor’s degree and have one or more years field experience with birds. Work towards a bachelor’s degree (with biology related course work) and one or more season’s experience in field biology is also acceptable. Candidates selected must have demonstrable bird skills. Familiarity with the birds of southern California and previous point count experience is desirable, but not required. Also desirable is the knowledge of: standard protocols for avian species; identification, surveying, and monitoring techniques for sensitive species and habitats; procedures for sampling sensitive (including threatened and endangered) avian species. Additionally, Field Crew Biologists will be expected to operate 4WD vehicles and digital equipment, and carry a 25–30 pound backpack. Salary ranges from $13 to $16 per hour, depending on experience; health insurance is provided. Avian surveys are conducted year-round and there is potential for long-term employment. Position 2: Avian Field Crew Leader Needed to coordinate ornithological monitoring for the Western Riverside County MSHCP Biological Monitoring Program. Surveys this year will take place in riparian and coastal sage scrub vegetation communities on MSHCP protected lands throughout western Riverside County, CA. The plan area is rich in avian species and biologists will gain exposure to many common and rare species nesting in southern California. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed a B.S. in ecology, evolution, biology, botany, wildlife management or other closely related field. In addition, s/he will have two years of field experience collecting data on song birds. A Master’s degree in some area of ornithology may be substituted for one year of field work. Familiarity with the birds of southern California and previous point count experience is desirable. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of standard protocols for avian species; identification, survey, and monitoring techniques for sensitive species and habitats, procedures for handling and sampling sensitive (including threatened and endangered) avian species. The Avian Field Crew Leader will be expected to oversee field crews to ensure accurate and reliable collection of data; assist with the testing and refining of protocols; participate in or lead the training of field crews on data collection protocols and species identification; coordinate with personnel from other agencies on field activities, data collection, and access; prepare field forms, maps and field supplies for field surveys; prepare and maintain field equipment; perform quality control of data collected; perform simple data analysis and; write reports summarizing data. Additionally, the Field Crew Leader will be expected to operate 4WD vehicles and digital equipment, and carry a 25–30 pound backpack. Salary is $18 per hour; health insurance and retirement plan are provided. Both positions are full time and will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are found; prompt responses are encouraged. Qualified and interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter by mail, email or fax to: Karin Cleary-Rose c/o California Department of Fish and Game, 4500 Glenwood Drive, Bldg C, Riverside, CA 92501; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: (951)782-4847. Posted: 3/1/06.
California Department of Fish and Game: The Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Program is seeking a Botany Field Crew Leader for surveys and field work in western Riverside County, CA. The hired botanist will participate in surveys for a wide variety of plant species and will be specifically expected to lead field crews surveying for plants. The Field Crew Leader will be responsible for data collection and protocol implementation. The Botany Field Crew Leader will work closely with staff from multiple agencies, including the Regional Conservation Authority (RCA), California Department of Fish and Game, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This position will be funded by the RCA through the Santa Ana Watershed Association, but all work effort will be for, and direction will come from, the Biological Monitoring Program. Salary is $18 per hour, paid bi-weekly, and includes medical and retirement benefits. Field Crew Leaders will be expected to: Oversee field crews to ensure accurate and reliable collection of data; Assist with the testing and refining of protocols; Participate in or lead the training of field crews on data collection protocols and species identification; Coordinate with personnel from other agencies on field activities, data collection, and access; Prepare field forms, maps and field supplies for field surveys; Prepare and maintain field equipment; Perform quality control of data collected; Perform simple data analysis and; Write reports summarizing data. This is a field position; botanists need to be prepared to work long hours in tough, uneven terrain. Field work may occur in steep terrain in wet and unstable environments. Botanists need to be prepared to deal with both cold and hot environmental conditions. Field Crew Leaders will be expected to operate 4WD vehicles, digital equipment, computers, and lab equipment. Biologists will also be expected to carry a 25-30 pound backpack. Qualifications: - Successful completion of a full four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in ecology, evolution, biology, botany, wildlife management or other closely related field. - Knowledge of: the flora and fauna of CA (preferably southern CA) and standard protocols for surveys of plant and/or amphibian species; Identification, survey, and monitoring techniques for sensitive plants (including threatened and endangered) and vegetation communities; procedures for collecting plant material. - Two years of field experience collecting data on plants. A Master's Degree in one of the required disciplines may be substituted for one year of the required field work. - Ability to lead people in the field; communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of groups and individuals; tabulate and analyze data and prepare reports; keep clear and accurate notes; understand and follow oral and written directions; work cooperatively with others, and independently with minimal supervision; complete complex assignments in a timely fashion. Other Requirements: A valid U.S. Driver's License and U.S. citizenship and the ability to work legally in the U.S. (Declaration of Permission to Work form). Applications will be accepted through 2/3/2006. This position is full-time and is intended to last at least 12 months. Qualified and interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to: Karin Cleary-Rose, c/o California Department of Fish and Game, 4500 Glenwood Drive, bldg C, Riverside, CA 92501. email@example.com. Posted: 1/19/06.
California Native Plant Society: The CNPS is seeking applicants for up to four Botanist/Ecologist Positions for spring/summer 2006. Successful candidates will participate in a Sierra Nevada Foothill vegetation survey and classification project in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game Resource Assessment Program. Candidates will be hired as either Team Leaders (up to two positions) or Field Assistants (two positions), depending on qualifications and experience. The potential start date for employment is early March, 2006. 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 25, 2006. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please view the full job announcement and application details. Posted: 1/6/06.
Cape May Bird Observatory: Field Technician (1) needed 15 April through 15 July for research project on bird and bat migration through the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. The project employs marine radar technology to monitor spatial and temporal aspects of nocturnal bird/bat movements during northward migration. Duties include setting up, monitoring and maintaining radar and computer equipment and archiving data for analysis. Experience using basic computer programs like Windows XP, MS Excel and data compression software required. Must be willing to work unusual hours (early morning or night), be able to lift heavy objects and work independently or part of a team. Background in bird/bat migration useful but not required. Salary $1800/month. Lodging and food provided. Potential for extending project through mid-October depending on funding. Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 31 March to David Mizrahi, PhD, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/8/06.
Centre de recherche Les Buissons: several field research assistants to work on various field based projects on the pollination ecology of the wild cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus), the wild partridgeberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and the cultivated cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). Qualified candidates may be given additional responsibilities as team leaders. Duties: field assistants will work on plant-insect interactions between pollinators and the target fruiting plant species. Specific tasks will include field work of insect and vegetation sampling, studying various aspects of flowering and fruiting phenology and some lab work, such as insect rearing. Qualifications: working towards or finished a degree in biology, ecology, agronomy or a related field with specific interests in entomology, plant-insect interactions and plant reproductive biology. Must be able to work hard as part of a team, often under difficult conditions (biting flies, hot sun etc.) and to collect accurate data. Ability to speak French or willingness to learn a plus but not necessary, however, must be ready to live and work in a primarily Francophone environment. There is a possibility of working with 1st Nations community on the Partridgeberry project at La Romaine. Location: various sites along the North Shore of Quebec (Baie Comeau, Natashquan, La Romaine). Duration: 12-16 weeks starting in mid-late May. Full-time work, schedule dependent on weather. Pay: $10-12 Cdn/hour, according to education level and the company's current pay scale. Team leaders may earn more (graduates with a B.Sc. preferred for those positions). Possibility of housing available. Contact: please submit a letter of interest and c.v. to Adam Brown (email@example.com). Application review will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Posted: 5/11/06.
Chicago Botanic Garden: We are seeking recent or 2006 graduates with botany qualifications to conduct field work in remote areas of the western states. Duties may include: plant inventories, conducting surveys for rare plant occurrences, using GIS to map habitat, documenting recreational impacts to sensitive species, establishing monitoring plots to study rare plants, identifying, collecting, pressing and mounting specimens on herbarium sheets, and/or collecting seeds for the Seeds of Success program. These positions may also involve some camping. The positions are initially 5 months in length with the possibility of a 5 month extension, and are paid ($750 per 2 weeks). There is no deadline but the first suitable applicants to apply will be offered the positions. To apply send a letter of interest, resume, school transcripts, three letters of recommendation to: Lara Jefferson, Ph.D., Manager, Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Institute for Plant Conservation, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. ph: +1 (847) 835 6919, fax: +1 (847) 835 5484, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/17/06, revised: 5/11/06.
Chicago Botanic Garden: 6 month paid internship in seed bank/plant conservation. Intern will coordinate seed collections at our Kansas sites as a part of the Millennium Seed Bank Project, an international project that aims to collect 10% of the world's seed bearing flora by 2010 for long-term conservation. The Chicago Botanic Garden aims to collect seeds from 1,500 native tallgrass prairie species throughout the Midwest. Intern will work 40 hour/week in Kansas for the duration of 6 months. Pay is $8.32/hour. Duties include locating and monitoring populations of target species, collecting seed and herbarium specimens, and cleaning seed. Starting date is May 21st, 2006 when training will be held in Chicago; travel and accommodations will be provided for training. Qualifications: Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree in biology, botany, ecology, or a related major and passion towards conservation and restoration of native plants. We are looking for a highly motivated and independent person who is willing to sometimes work alone and occasional weekends. Because the Millennium Seed Bank Project is dependent on volunteer involvement, individuals need to be committed to using and soliciting help from volunteers. Must be in good physical condition and able to stoop and kneel for extended periods of time. Must possess a valid driver's license. The deadline for application is April 1st, 2006. Full application instructions. More information: Betsy Allen, Coordinator (email@example.com, 847-835-6957). Posted: 3/13/06.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Interns gain hands-on experience in the areas of education, horticulture or research, and in addition, as part of their training are required to attend educational programming to broaden their general exposure to public horticulture and research. The educational component consists of lectures, field trips and workshops offered through the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Most interns work between 37.5 and 40 hours per week at $8.16 per hour. Housing is not provided. International students are accepted. For more information, see http://www.chicagobotanic.org/internship/. Apply by March 15, 2006. Posted: 1/30/06.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation and Land Management Internship Program. Would you like to gain hands-on experience through a paid internship in conservation biology and natural resource management? 50 five-month paid internships for outstanding college graduates working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS) predominantly in the western states. Intern duties may include: Plant and animal monitoring and mapping; Endangered species reintroduction; Invasive species management; Geographic data acquisition and analysis; Biological assessments, sensitive species lists and conservation plans; Fire ecology; Land use planning; Archaeology-related activities; Recreation areas management; Rangeland assessments; Seed collection. Interns participate in a one-week training course held in late May in Chicago. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered. Training includes: BLM/NPS orientation, Endangered Species Act and associated programs, Plant and animal identification and monitoring, GIS and mapping, Topographical map reading and GPS skills. $750 / pay period (every 2 weeks). How to apply: Send a letter of interest, official school transcript(s), resume, and three letters of recommendation to the address below by February 1, 2006: Lara Jefferson, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022 USA. (Applicants must have a visa authorized for employment in the USA.) Pending funding, an optional extension may be offered to selected interns for an additional 5-month internship with the Department of Conservation and Land Management in Western Australia. Posted: 11/15/05.
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park: Education Specialist. Dedicated, energetic educator needed for a new full time position in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Nature Park is a nonprofit organization that works to increase scientific literacy by providing science education programs for more than 12,000 K-12 students, 600 teachers and 2,000 other adults each year in southern New Mexico and West Texas. The 960-acre Nature Park site is under development and currently features a science demonstration site, 1.5-mile hiking trail, 150-seat amphitheater, picnic facilities, and restrooms. The Education Specialist will work with other staff and volunteers on the Nature Park’s education programs, site development, fundraising, and volunteer management. Must be flexible and willing to work long hours and weekends during some weeks when large projects or events are underway. Responsibilities: 1) Work with staff and volunteers to schedule, plan and deliver the Nature Park’s science education programs (field trips, classroom visits, schoolyard ecology project, teacher workshops, public programs, and annual events) to K-12 students, teachers, and other adults. 2) Manage the volunteer program, including recruiting and training new volunteers, managing volunteer work, and providing volunteer recognition to more than 200 volunteers who donate 2,000 hours annually. 3) Work with the Executive Director and Site Development Committee to coordinate and implement development plans at the Nature Park site (additional trails, hands-on displays and interpretive signs, visitor’s center). Qualifications: - Demonstrated excellent ability to communicate the scientific method and natural science concepts in an age-appropriate manner to K-12 students, teachers and other adults - B.A. or B.S. in natural science or related field - Extremely well organized and capable of juggling multiple projects and tasks - Excellent record of completing assigned tasks in a timely manner - Good writing and public speaking skills - Valid U.S. driver’s license - Knowledge of desert ecology desirable - Experience working with and managing volunteers desirable - Spanish fluency highly desirable Salary: $27k/year; 12 paid holidays; no other benefits Duration: 1 year with high probability of extension contingent on performance and funding Start Date: Flexible (March 6 or before preferred) Application Deadline: January 31 or until position is filled To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and contact information for three references (name, position, phone, email and mailing address) to: Dr. Stephanie Bestelmeyer, Executive Director, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, P.O. Box 891, Las Cruces, NM 88004 Phone: 505-524-3334 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (E-mail submissions welcome – attachments must be in Microsoft Word or pdf). Posted: 1/18/06.
Clemson University: Summer Research Position in Coastal Plain Ecology. A graduate student in the Department of Natural Resources is seeking an assistant for the 2006 field season, to collect vegetation data on the Coastal Plain of South Carolina. This study is intended to investigate how prescribed fires affect the composition and diversity of ecotones and the immediate adjacent communities. Differences in species richness and abundance between fire maintained and fire excluded ecotones are being examined. Burned and unburned sites were selected and measured last season. This field season, post burn measurements on recently burned sites will be collected as well as measurements from unburned sites. Duties: The technician will assist with data collection on two sites, The Francis Marion National Forest and on a private plantation in Jasper County, South Carolina. Field data collection involves measuring herbaceous, shrub, and tree vegetation, as well as, collecting soil samples. Data entry, using excel spreadsheets, will take place at Clemson. Experience: Ability to identify trees and vegetation on the coastal plain is desirable, previous field experience is a plus. Housing: In the field housing will be provided, but is not provided in Clemson. Salary: $7-$10/hr, based on experience. Dates: Position will begin at the end of May (exact date is flexible) and end in August 2006. If you are interested please contact: Emily Duerr (email@example.com). Posted: 4/17/06.
Colorado Natural Heritage Program: We are looking for Botany and Ecology Field Techs for vegetation survey in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Fort Carson Military Reservation, and Pinion Canyon Maneuver Site. Plant ID skills required. BS degree in botany, ecology, NRM, or related, or applicable experience required. Experience with plant ID, field sampling, orienteering, and mgt. of field data required. Full description at the CNHP website. Submit letter of interest, resume, and three references with phone #’s to: Vegetation Mapping Field Techs; CNHP; 254 General Services, Ft. Collins, CO 80523. Open until Mar 15th, 2006 or until filled. Posted: 1/30/06.
Colorado State University: We are looking for a short-term field and lab assistant within the Natural Resources Ecology Lab (NREL) for soil sampling and analysis. The initial time-frame for this position will be 6 months with the potential for longer duration employment depending on future funding for this project. This position is full-time hourly without benefits (potential for full-time benefits eligible position exists based on funding and adequate performance, after the initial 6-month period). The applicant will assist in field soil data collection efforts for 3-4 weeks/year as well as process soil samples in the lab for various soil properties. Previous lab & fieldwork is preferably, particularly soil analysis. Applicant must be willing to travel for 1-3 weeks at a time for field work once or twice during the 6 month period. Please submit resume by May 8th for a start date in mid- to late-May to: Mr. Shannon Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/27/06.
Colorado State University: Bat Field Research Technicians (1-2) and Interns (2-3) needed May 22-August 18 (dates negotiable) to assist a graduate student with an NSF-funded study of bat roosting and feeding ecology in burned and unburned old-growth piñon-juniper forest in Mesa Verde National Park, southwestern Colorado. Duties include mistnetting and handling bats, using radio-telemetry to track bats to day roosts, conducting nightly emergence counts of bats, insect sampling, and vegetation sampling. Positions entail long, odd work hours (many late nights, some early mornings) in a variety of weather conditions (40s-90s, hot sun and monsoon rains), and hiking in rugged terrain. The work schedule will be 10-days-on, 4-days-off, providing plenty of weekend time to explore nearby areas including the San Juan National Forest, Durango, Telluride and the Four Corners region. Requirements: sense of humor, enthusiasm, flexibility, valid U.S. driver’s license, willingness to receive a pre-exposure rabies vaccination, strong map and compass skills and, for technician positions, B.A./B.S. in the biological sciences or related fields, experience with radiotelemetry and mistnetting bats or birds. Technicians will receive $1300/month; interns will receive $200/month. Field vehicles and a tent site at a developed campground in the park will be provided. To apply, send a brief letter of interest, resume/CV, and a list of 3 references with contact information in one document (Word or PDF) to email@example.com by March 20. Please note whether you are interested in being considered for a technician and/or intern position. Applicants without internet access can mail materials to Apple Snider, 1474 Campus Delivery, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. Posted: 3/7/06.
Colorado State University: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) announces the availability of a Programmer position (Research Associate III) in conjunction with a National Science Foundation funded research project entitled “Decision-making in rangeland systems: an integrated ecosystem-agent-based modeling approach to resilience and change (DREAMAR).” The successful candidate will be a research associate within NREL, and be salaried for 9 months each year under DREAMAR. Opportunities may exist with other NREL and CSU projects to provide an additional 3 months funding each year, based on the candidates’ expertise. The successful candidate will work with CSU and international project scientists to create an agent- based model of livestock producing households, representing decision making in the US Great Plains, Kenya, and Mongolia. The candidate will collaborate with project scientists to link the agent-based model to two existing ecosystem models. There will be opportunity for some international travel. The applicant must have an understanding of or exposure to ecological modeling, simulation modeling, and agent-based modeling. A working knowledge of Java or other high-level languages is required. The successful candidate should be comfortable working as part of a large interdisciplinary team. Applicants should have a BS degree in social and/or environmental sciences and at least five years of experience, an MS in social and/or environmental sciences and two years of experience, or a Ph.D in social and/or environmental sciences. Experience in environmental sciences and work in savanna or rangeland environments is desirable. The position will be filled in early 2006, and is expected to be funded at least through September 2008. Application deadline is November 22, 2005. Starting salary is $3,200 per month plus benefits. Send a letter of application outlining your experience, training, and abilities, a curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three references to: Roni Hoffman, 1499 Campus Delivery, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499. Posted: 10/20/05.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: A Summer Research Assistant position is available to assist in laboratory and field studies focusing on the Biological Control of the Invasive Aquatic Plant Eurasian Watermilfoil. Background (course work) and field experience in biology and/or ecology are desirable. Duties will include assisting scientists in surveys of CT Lakes for the Eurasian Watermilfoil weevil, the establishment and maintenance weevil populations in greenhouse/field aquaria, and laboratory-based identification and analysis of collected vegetation for invertebrate species. A willingness to snorkel during vegetation collection is also desirable. The position is available from June 27 through October 31, 2006. The hours of work are 8:30-4:30, M-F (35 hr/wk) and the salary is $9.50/hr. Interested candidates should contact: Dr. Jason White (203-974-8523, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/23/06.
Consolidated Safety Services, Inc.: Marine Ecologist - Contract Position. Location: Monterey, California. Agency: NOAA/NCCOS & NOAA/NOS Marine Protected Area Center. Start Date: Summer, 2006. Length of Appointment: until at least Sept 30, 2007. This is not a federal position. The successful candidate will work under a Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. (CSS) contract. The candidate may be required to attend a minimum of two weeks of training at the NOAA/NCCOS Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, but the position is located in Monterey, California at NOAA's Marine Protected Area Science Center Successful candidates will hold at a minimum a M.S. in Marine Science with significant experience in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology and Database Management Systems. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Biogeography Team (BT). BT is currently working on a number of collaborative efforts with partner agencies (e.g., NOAA's Marine Protected Area Center, NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program) to conduct biogeographic assessments of coastal resources. The position described here is for a contractor to work on two such assessments, specifically, the characterization, of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and an integrated biogeographic assessment along the continental west coast of the USA. Required areas of expertise and knowledge: Marine Ecology 1. Degree(s) and experience in temperate marine ecology (west coast experience preferred) 2. Willingness and ability to travel 3. Ability to have fun while working as part of a team 4. Strong communication and written skills GIS and Database Management 1. Working knowledge and use of GIS technology 2. Working knowledge and use of Database Management Systems 3. Ability to compile, integrate, and conduct ecological assessments Statistics 1. Experience or training in basic statistical methods 2. Experience with statistical software (e.g. SAS, JMP). The candidate will be supporting a team of marine scientists with strong analytical capabilities. Extensive compilation and synthesis of existing data is the focus of this position including working with west coast scientists and institutions to conduct biogeographic assessments along the west coast with emphasis on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The incumbent will be responsible for compiling, integrating, analyzing, and developing assessment reports that define the biogeography of the US west coast. This will require extensive coordination and consultation with partners within NOAA and at many other federal, state, academic, and private sector institutions. The incumbent must be a team player who can also work with minimal oversight. Benefits program for full-time employees includes Medical/Dental Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, 401K, and ESOP. Please email resume and salary requirements to email@example.com. Posted: 6/8/06.
Contour Environmental: consulting firm in NW Atlanta is currently seeking a candidate to fill a Staff to mid-level Scientist Position to join its Environmental/Natural Resources team. Applicants should have a B.S. in biology, hydrology or related field and 2+ years of experience in performing wetland delineations, stream assessments, and protected species surveys independently. The preferred candidate should also be able to advise clients on Section 404 and associated federal, state and local permitting issues, and be experienced with GPS, GIS, AutoCAD and other mapping tools. Excellent communication and project coordination skills, a familiarity with the ecology of the southeastern U.S. and a willingness to work in the field frequently, often in adverse conditions, are prerequisites for the position. We offer an excellent benefits plan including paid holidays, vacation, medical, life, and short and long-term disability programs. Please send a brief resume and cover letter detailing pertinent work experience to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/22/06.
Curry and Kerlinger, LLC: Wind Farm Field Technicians needed for a study of the impact of a wind farm near Lowville, NY, on birds and bats. This study will assess the bird and bat mortality resulting from collisions with the turbines. Duties include searching for evidence of bird collisions under towers and data entry. Employment will be by contract with Curry and Kerlinger, LLC (an environmental consulting company) from June 1, 2006 to November 31, 2006, with the possibility of extended employment in 2006. Applicant should have a high school diploma. Applicant must be physically fit and will need to maintain concentration while searching over long distances. A valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is required (mileage compensated). Pay is $20/hour, 40 hours/week. Send resume and cover letter to: Aaftab Jain, Project Manager (email@example.com) Phone: 315-463-6957. You may also apply through regular mail at Aaftab Jain 112 Marlborough Rd., Syracuse, NY 13206. Posted: 5/15/06.
Denver Botanic Gardens: The Denver Botanic Gardens and the United States Botanic Gardens are pleased to announce the second annual International Applied Plant Conservation internship. In this highly competitive internship, participants will interact with leaders in the field of applied plant conservation while attending the two-week intensive seminar in plant conservation techniques and program development at Denver Botanic Gardens, followed by a seven-week internship with an independent research project component. Participants will work with Denver Botanic Gardens conservation and research staff to gain extensive hands-on experience in plant conservation research and application. Potential foci include rare plant monitoring, noxious week control, ex-situ plant conservation, and habitat restoration methods. Application materials and more information or contact Carol Winther, Program Coordinator (303-370-8087, WintherC@botanicgardens.org). Deadline: March 1, 2006. Posted: 2/6/06.
Ducks Unlimited: Regional Biologist. This position will be based in the Richmond, VA area but will report to the Great Lakes/Atlantic Region - Mid-Atlantic Field Office in Annapolis, Maryland. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing DU's mission. This position will report to the Manager of Conservation Programs and will be responsible for the development, administration, and delivery of conservation programs in Virginia and West Virginia, with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Responsibilities will include coordination, implementation, and administration of DU's Conservation Programs on public and private lands in VA and WV including coastal and inland wetland restoration and land protection activities. The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of program operations including preliminary reconnaissance of potential projects, preparation of agreements/management plans, consultations with private landowners and other partners. The successful applicant will also work with DU volunteers and fund-raising staff, and disseminate information on DU conservation programs to private individuals, and state and federal agencies. Requirements: Strong working knowledge of inland and coastal wetland values and functions, restoration techniques, and management is required. Knowledge of regional conservation issues including land protection is important. Experience in managing multi-agency conservation programs is critical. Minimum B.S. in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or related science with emphasis on waterfowl and wetland ecology; M.S. preferred. Previous field experience with waterfowl and wetland ecology/management will be an important consideration. Applicant must have demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The ability to communicate with private landowners, and state and federal resource managers will be critical. The ability to prepare reports, funding proposals, and project budgets is necessary. Applicants should send a letter addressing qualifications and a complete resume including a list of three references by March 1, 2006 to: Grace E. Bottitta, Manager of Conservation Programs, Mid Atlantic Field Office, 34 Defense Street, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401. Phone: (410) 224-6620, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/9/06.
Duke University: Summer Research Technicians: Forest Community Ecology. The Clark lab seeks 4-5 full-time field assistants for summer 2006. We study plant community ecology and forest responses to global change. 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 and herbivore exclusion, monitor environmental variability using a wireless sensor network, and explore fungal pathogen ecology. These positions involve mainly field work, but also some 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. If interested, please contact Michelle Hersh, email@example.com. Include in your message a resume and a brief description of your relevant experience. Posted: 3/29/06.
Duke University: Duke Forest Program Coordinator, to provide support for the operation of the Duke Forest as an outdoor teaching and research laboratory, with an emphasis on information, database, and geographic technology systems that include Internet access. The 7,000 acre Duke Forest is owned and managed by Duke University as an outdoor laboratory for teaching and research activities in the natural sciences. The Forest staff facilitates these activities by providing background information for project site selection and establishment and maintenance of a wide variety of stand types and conditions. In addition the Forest serves as an important open space resource for the surrounding communities. Work Performed: Maintain and enhance the Duke Forest's Geographic Information System (GIS). Provide data entry, analysis, and custom map creation. Support academic users of the Forest and other stakeholders by providing data and custom maps. Oversee the development of an online content management system (such as Plone) and Internet mapping server IMS application (such as MapServer) to allow Forest users access to data and track academic uses. Perform data analysis and support the production of reports, proposals, presentations, and correspondence related to the Forest's mission. Supervise summer interns and work-study students on projects related to Global Positioning System (GPS) data collection, GIS mapping and data analysis. Maintain the Duke Forest Web site by incorporating content updates and periodic technology enhancements. Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a variety of constituency groups. Assume related responsibilities that may be assigned by the Forest Resource Manager in fulfillment of the Office of the Duke Forest's mission. Education/Training: Work requires technical, analytical, organizational, and communication skills normally achieved through the completion of a bachelor's or master's degree. Must be proficient in skills related to ArcGIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and relational databases (such as Microsoft Access, SQL, etc). Experience with scripting (e.g. Java), content management systems such as Plone, Web site development (HTML), and Internet map server applications (such as MapServer) is recommended. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Prefer candidate with background in natural resources, environmental studies or forestry. Must have at least two years of related experience. Salary commensurate with background, training and experience. Contact: Judson Edeburn, Duke Forest Resource Manager, Box 90332, Duke University, Durham NC 27708. Phone: 919-613-8013, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/20/06, revised: 4/3/06.
[position filled] Duke University: The Oren lab has an immediate opening for a full-time field and laboratory technician to work on ecosystem carbon storage/balance projects at the Duke FACE (Free Air CO2 Enrichment) site and surrounding ecosystems. Field measurements include tree diameter growth, leaf area index, litterfall, and environmental climatic data, as well as maintenance of corresponding equipment/systems. Lab work includes processing litterfall material, processing field data, hiring and coordination of part-time workers, and general management of the lab. Candidates should have bachelors or masters degree in biological or forest sciences, 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 immediately and includes benefits. Annual salary is $25,750 with cost of living raises each summer. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Jeffrey Pippen at email@example.com. Posted: 12/6/05.
Ecosystem Management Research Institute: 2 seasonal wildlife technicians/interns to conduct inventories of selected grassland species in the Thunder Basin prairie ecosystem. Field surveys will begin in early May and continue until August. Primary activities will be to GPS and map the occurrence of prairie dog colonies, conduct point count surveys for grassland bird species, and sample amphibian populations. Other related duties include collecting habitat data and entering data. Qualifications: 1) Knowledge of techniques including species identification, use of maps and GPS, and habitat sampling, 2) Ability to work effectively with private landowners, companies, and state and federal agency personnel, 3) Must be in good physical condition and be able to work independently and as part of a small team, 4) Must be able to safely operate vehicles with standard transmissions, and 5) Must be able to start work in early May. Salary: $1600-1800 per month, commensurate with education level and experience. Housing, field equipment, and field vehicles will be provided. Individuals are responsible for providing their own transportation to the project area. Requirements: Valid driver's license. Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing each of the identified qualifications. Also, include the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of three references. Applicant selection will continue until positions are filled. Send requested information to: Carolyn_Mehl@emri.org or mail to Carolyn Mehl, EMRI, P.O. Box 717, Seeley Lake, MT 59868. (For more information about this position contact Carolyn Mehl (Carolyn_Mehl@emri.org, 406-677-0247). Posted: 3/28/06.
Ecosystem Management Research Institute: 2 seasonal range or botany field technicians to conduct vegetation and ecological site surveys in the Rocky Mountain Front Range near Choteau, Montana. This work is part of a project assessing and describing ecosystem diversity on private lands with particular emphasis in riparian areas. Field surveys will begin in late May and continue through mid-August, with flexible starting and ending dates depending upon each individual's ability. Qualifications: 1) Experience and/or course work in botany, rangeland ecology, vegetation ecology, or related fields, 2) must have proficient plant key/taxonomic skills, 3) knowledge of prairie ecosystems and/or riparian ecosystems preferred, 4) must be able to navigate using maps, compass, and/or GPS, and 5) must be in good physical condition and willing to work in adverse weather and field conditions. Requirements: valid driver's license. Salary: $1600 to 1800/month, commensurate with education level and experience. Housing, field equipment, and field vehicles will be provided. Individuals are responsible for providing their own transportation to the project area. Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing each of the identified qualifications. Also, include the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of three references. Review of applications will begin in mid-March, however, applicant selection will continue until positions are filled. Send requested information to: Amy_Ganguli@emri.org or mail to EMRI, P.O. Box 717, Seeley Lake, MT 59868. For more information about this position contact Amy Ganguli at Amy_Ganguli@emri.org or 406-677-0247. Posted: 3/7/06.
Ecosystem Management Research Institute: 3 seasonal range or botany field technicians to conduct vegetation and ecological site surveys in the Thunder Basin prairie of eastern Wyoming. This work is in support of a collaborative ecosystem management initiative involving both private and public lands. The project is located in the Thunder Basin region and has a particular emphasis on the ecology and management of cheatgrass infested rangeland. Field surveys will begin in late May and continue through mid-August, with flexible starting and ending dates depending upon each individual's ability. Qualifications: 1) Experience and/or course work in botany, range ecology, vegetation ecology, or related fields, 2) must have proficient plant key/taxonomic skills, 3) previous vegetation/ecological site sampling experience in prairie ecosystems preferred, 4) must be able to navigate using maps, compass, and/or GPS, 5) ability to communicate positively and effectively with the public, and 6) must be in good physical condition and willing to work in adverse weather and field conditions. Requirements: valid driver's license. Salary: $1600 to 1800/month, commensurate with education level and experience. Housing, field equipment and field vehicles will be provided. Individuals are responsible for providing their own transportation to the project area. Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter addressing each of the identified qualifications. Also, include the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of three references. Review of applications will begin in mid-March, however, applicant selection will continue until positions are filled. Send requested information to: Amy_Ganguli@emri.org or mail to EMRI, P.O. Box 717, Seeley Lake, MT 59868. For more information about this position contact Amy Ganguli at Amy_Ganguli@emri.org or (406) 677-0247. Posted: 3/7/06.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ESCO Associates, Inc.: ESCO Associates has temporary summer Field Biologist positions available beginning in late May through late September. The work is intermittent in nature, scattered throughout the summer. Temporary employees are hired to assist permanent ESCO Field Biologists in the collection of quantitative vegetation monitoring data. Travel to Montana, Wyoming, and Arizona is required. Room, board, and travel expenses are paid during out of town field trips. Pre-requisites: B.S. or B.A. in biology, environmental sciences or related, outdoor experience, familiarity with taxonomic keys, plant-related biology course-work, and ability to work well in team situations. Hours are long and work may require hiking through rough terrain. Safety training and drug screening are also required. Send resume and cover letter, including availability for the summer to: Gretchen Waldenberg (Gretchenwald@mindspring.com, 303-499-4277). Posted: 4/17/06.
ETI Professionals, Inc.: Eco-Hydrology Research Assistant - full-time position working under contract to the United States Geological Survey. The duty station is located at the Daniel Beard Center-Everglades National Park, near Homestead, Florida. The research assistant will principally provide technical support and assistance to USGS project: "Dynamics of Land-Margin Ecosystems - Historical Change, Hydrology, Vegetation, Sediment, and Climate." Project objectives; include developing an understanding of sediment elevation dynamics in the southwest coastal Everglades in response to climate change (sea level, disturbance) and especially to anticipated effects of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 3/9/06.
Everglades National Park: Our Fire Effects Monitoring crew is recruiting for one vacancy. The position is a Full-time permanent subject to furlough Biological Science Technician at the GS-04/05 level. The primary responsibilities include field work collecting data related to fire ecology. This data may include but is not limited to the effects of fire upon vegetation and other living organisms. Additional responsibilities include use of personal computers and data entry. The complete job announcement is available at USAJOBS. Search for Job Announcement # EVER-DEU/MP-06-15. Questions about this position can be addressed to: Rick Anderson, Fire Ecologist (Thomas_R_Anderson@nps.gov, 305-242-7853) or Hillary Cooley, Lead Fire Effects Monitor (Hillary_Cooley@nps.gov, 305-242-7875). Closes: April 26. Posted: 4/18/06.
Fauna & Flora International: Oryx, the International Journal of Conservation, is a leading scientific journal in the field of conservation biology and management, published for Fauna & Flora International (FFI). FFI is now seeking a full time Editorial Assistant for Oryx, to be based at FFI's International Headquarters in Cambridge, UK. £15-17k/year. The Editorial Assistant will participate fully in the day-to-day running of the journal, and also contribute to proof reading and copy editing. This position would suit a graduate with a degree in biology or a related subject already working in publishing, or a graduate who has the ability to develop the appropriate skills. Further details are available on FFI's web site, or from Martin Fisher. Applicants should send a covering letter, full CV and contact details for two referees to the address below (or by email) by 26 August 2005. Dr Martin Fisher, Fauna & Flora International, Great Eastern House, Tenison Road, Cambridge, CB1 2TT, UK. Tel + 44 (0)1223 571000 Fax +44 (0)1223 461481, Email email@example.com. Posted: 8/15/05.
Florida Atlantic University: A field ecologist/technician position is available immediately in the Department of Biological Sciences. The ecologist/technician will assist in two ongoing field-based studies on the invasion of Lygodium microphyllum (Old World Climbing Fern) into the Florida Everglades and hydrology of tree islands. Applicants should have a BS/BA or higher in ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Applicants must be comfortable working in a sometimes harsh environment. Starting pay is dependent on qualifications and experience. Applications should contain a cover letter, resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please email application material to Dr. John Volin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: 5/10/06.
Florida Atlantic University: A field ecologist/technician position is available immediately. The ecologist/technician will assist in two ongoing field-based studies on the invasion of Lygodium microphyllum (Old World Climbing Fern) into the Florida Everglades and hydrology of tree islands. Applicants should have a BS/BA or higher in ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision and be comfortable working in a sometimes harsh environment. Knowledge of the flora of South Florida and airboats are desirable. Starting pay is dependent on qualifications and experience. Applicants must be willing to commit to the position for a minimum of one year. Applications should contain a cover letter, resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please email 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: 3/23/06.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: Wildlife Field Technicians (3): Northwest Florida – Panama City headquarters (2 positions) Southwest Florida – Lakeland headquarters (1 position). Salary: $12.00/hr. Three Wildlife Field Technicians needed from 27 February - 15 August 2006 (with possible extension to 1 September) for surveys of breeding Cuban snowy plovers along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Duties will include censusing potential nesting beaches on foot or by ATV (some sites to be accessed by boat), searching for and marking nests, observing bird behavior, interacting with public land managers and private landowners, and data entry. Qualifications: Applicants must possess good bird identification and observation skills, bird survey experience, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently. Valid driver’s license and ability to drive 4WD vehicles required. In addition to the above qualifications, strong preference shall be given to applicants with extensive experience operating boats in deep and open bodies of water. Boat trailering and ATV experience, as well as basic computer and GPS skills, are also essential. Special Note: Applicants must be willing and able to work under unpredictable and adverse weather conditions (potentially long hours, high heat and humidity, intense sun), and be willing to travel and camp. To Apply: Please send a resume, names and contact information of three references, and details of your shorebird identification/monitoring skills and boating/ATV experience via e-mail to John.Himes@MyFWC.com and Nancy.Douglass@MyFWC.com or traditional mail to the following: Dr. John G. Himes, FWC Northwest Regional Office, 3911 Highway 2321, Panama City, Florida 32409-1658. Ms. Nancy J. Douglass, FWC Southwest Regional Office 3900 Drane Field Road, Lakeland, Florida 33811-1299. Be sure to specify in which locations you are interested (Northwest and/or Southwest). Posted: 9/6/05.
Florida International University: The Freshwater Biogeochemistry Laboratory of the Southeast Environmental Research Center is seeking a full-time research technician to aid in the collection and analysis of soil, detritus, water, and periphyton samples from the Florida Everglades and surrounding areas. Research revolves around the cycling of C, P, and N between soil, water and biota of Everglades marshes, South Florida lakes, and Agricultural lands. Research is primarily focused on P movement and sequestration in periphyton mats and surficial soils. Laboratory procedures will include processing samples for nutrient contents, microbial activity assays including enzyme and respiration assays, and other physicochemical properties. Fieldwork often involves physical labor in remote, hot, wet, muddy, wonderful, environments. B.S (M.S. preferred) in environmental chemistry, biology, soil /water science or a related field particularly sought. This is a grant supported position with initial salary generally starting at $25k per annum with supplement for individual health care. Send resume and the names of references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leonard J. Scinto, Ph.D., Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 33199. Phone:305-348-1965. Posted: 6/14/06.
Florida International University: The Southeast Environmental Research Center is seeking a qualified field/laboratory technician to participate in our ongoing programs in Florida Bay, Everglades marsh, mangrove estuaries, and Florida Keys reef system. The successful candidate should possess experience in aquatic field sampling via small boat as well as some knowledge of phytoplankton/microbial ecology or nutrient analyses. Requirements: Knowledge and experience in navigation of South Florida bays and coastal ocean, competence in small boat trailering, ability to lift 50 lbs, valid drivers license, and schedule flexibility to accommodate some overnight travel. Application: Interested individuals must have an undergraduate degree in chemistry or biology and be willing to start soon. Salary is $10/hr but may be adjusted with experience. An application email/letter including resume and references should be sent to Dr. Joseph N. Boyer, email@example.com, or SERC, OE 148, FIU, Miami, FL 33199. Posted: 2/28/06.
Florida State University: Dr. Nora Underwood and Dr. Tom Miller are looking for a research assistant to help with a variety of studies on the ecology of plants/insect interactions and pitcher plant communities. Duties will include work in the lab, greenhouse and field. Whoever fills this position will also be encouraged to take advantage of the interactive Ecology & Evolution group by participating in seminars and discussion groups of interest, or taking a graduate course (tuition free). We are hoping for a one-year commitment. Starting date flexible, but as soon as July 2006. Bachelor's degree and research experience required. To apply, or for more information, please e-mail Dr. Underwood. To apply, please send your CV, a letter explaining why you are interested in the job, and names and contact information for three references. Posted: 6/30/06.
Florida State University: Full-time 15-month research technician position to assist with greenhouse, lab, and field experiments studying plant-herbivore interactions in agricultural systems. The technician will assist with two primary projects: (1) characterizing density effects in plant-herbivore interactions for use in plant population models and (2) testing the effects of induced resistance on spatial patterns of herbivore damage. Position to begin mid-June 2006 (start date flexible). Salary $20-22K, commensurate with experience, and including full benefits. Review of applications starts March 1 and will continue until the position is filled. See the full position description for more information, or contact Stacey Halpern (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/9/06.
Fort Jackson, SC: The Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) program on Fort Jackson, SC is hiring two summer field technicians. The technicians will assist permanent personnel establishing a permanent vegetation plot system, collecting qualitative and quantitative data including land use, ground disturbance and vegetative cover, and plant composition. The technicians 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 (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education). 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, 2006. 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: $10.25-$11/hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications. All application materials must be received by 01 May 2006. 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: 4/4/06.
Geo-Marine, Inc.: immediate opening for an Environmental Scientist to provide expertise as part of a team: - Writing, research, and field work in support of the preparation of wetland delineations, biological assessments, environmental assessments, natural resources management plans, and other environmental studies; - Collecting field data using accepted standardized collection methods; - Assisting in the preparation of project reports while adhering to project deadlines; - Traveling to client locations, project sites, symposia and other meetings, other GMI offices; - Communicating with government, academic, and industry researchers and scientists; - Participating in project team meetings and attending meetings with third parties/clients; - Researching, acquiring, and synthesizing scientific literature and data. Required: Minimum of a B.S. in one of the following disciplines is required: environmental science, wetland sciences, biological sciences, ecology, forestry or related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following: flora and fauna surveys, rare species surveys, wetland delineation, soil classification, wetland hydrology, or natural resources of the mid-Atlantic region. Other useful skills include knowledge or experience in field data collection methods, GPS usage, ESRI GIS, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and related policies. The successful candidate will possess strong technical writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently, while functioning in an environment of changing priorities and time constraints. Fieldwork in difficult conditions and extensive travel may be required. Position is in the Hampton, Virginia office. Interested candidates should submit a scientific writing sample and specific project work experience with their resume. Visit our web site to post your resume and submit your application. Specific questions regarding this position may be addressed via e-mail to: Joe Campo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Paul Block (email@example.com), or Meegan Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) Posted: 3/29/06, revised: 6/2/06.
Great Basin Institute: We are seeking research associates eager to make a positive change to the environment of the Great Basin, Mojave and Lake Tahoe regions in the summer, fall and winter. Professional or educational experiences in recreation planning, botany, wildlife management, environmental science, monitoring, and/or mapping desirable. If you are looking for a dynamic opportunity to develop or enhance skills related to environmental and resource management, we may have a 1- to 3-year associateship for you. Detailed descriptions of current positions with the Bureau of Land Management (Las Vegas & Ely field offices) and US Forest Service (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest) are available through the research associate employment section of the Great Basin Institute website. New positions are continually being added so check back frequently. To apply, send a résumé, three references, and a cover letter to Chris Warner, Research Associate Coordinator, at email@example.com. Posted: 12/6/05, revised: 6/8/06.
Great Eastern Ecology, Inc.: New York City based ecology firm is looking to hire a full time ornithologist to conduct bird surveys on Jamaica Bay through the end of 2006 with the possibility for continued work. Successful applicant must have the following: A bachelors or masters degree in wildlife biology or similar field; Five years of professional bird identification work, particularly in the Northeast United States; and Two years supervisory experience. Qualified applicants will be hired for immediate work. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit resumes and call our office: Phone: 212 579-6800, Fax: 212 496-4034. Resumes can be emailed to: ERothstein@GEEINC.net. Posted: 5/10/06.
Gulf South Research Corporation: small, woman-owned environmental consulting firm seeks a Senior Natural Resources Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a BS degree (MS or PhD preferred) in an area of the natural resources field plus 8 to 10 years of experience in projects involving NEPA, environmental planning, wetland ecology/delineation, protected species, and natural resources. The successful candidate must be capable of managing multiple clients/projects, be willing to travel throughout the U.S., and work on a variety of projects and tasks. Duties would include, but not limited to preparing NEPA documents, Biological Assessments and other environmental reports, scheduling or assisting environmental staff, project supervision, attending meetings, conducting field surveys such as protected species surveys, wetland delineations, habitat investigations, and other natural resource investigations. Salary is commensurate with experience and full benefits are provided. Interested candidates should submit their resume and references to: GSRC, Attn Senior Natural Resources Specialist Vacancy, 8081 GSRI Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70820 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/2/06.
Harvard University: The Pringle laboratory is looking for a full-time lab manager/research technician. The lab studies the ecology and evolution of fungi, and is broadly interested in ecological genetics, mutualism, and community ecology, including experiments directed at understanding cooperative associations between fungi and plants, individuality in filamentous fungi, and senescence in a variety of species. Applicants must be genuinely fascinated by basic research. The laboratory is housed at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, a vibrant intellectual community near myriad cultural resources. The technician will work under the direct supervision of the PI (Anne Pringle) and will assist in ongoing research and be responsible for general lab maintenance. Research will involve a variety of experiments related to the interests described above. Lab management will include the purchase of lab supplies and equipment, maintenance of commonly used lab stocks, upkeep of fungal cultures, and general paperwork related to university protocols, e.g. inventory of chemicals. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with demonstrated skills and experience in molecular techniques. Applicants should have at minimum knowledge of DNA extraction protocols, PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning of PCR products, and sequencing. Analytical skills should include PCR primer design, DNA sequence alignment, and basic phylogenetics. Experience with website creation and maintenance would be a plus. As the lab is recently established much of the initial work will involve equipment set up and creation of lab protocols. Above all, I am looking for someone who is personable, motivated and enthusiastic about working in a group environment. Informal inquiries can be directed to Anne Pringle at email@example.com. Formal applications should be made online through the Harvard University Employment Database (Enter Requisition #24159). Please send a letter describing your research interests and experience, a resume, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 19, 2005 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 9/9/05.
Heinz Center: Research Assistant (1 to 2 full-time positions in Washington, DC office). Position supports research and administration within the Global Change, Sustainable Oceans, Coasts and Waterways, and/or Environmental Reporting programs at the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. Qualifications: BA/BS in environmental/natural science, public policy or related field with 1 or more years of relevant experience, or Masters degree in an appropriate discipline. Duties: Research scientific literature, the internet, and other sources. Synthesize data and information in well written reports, briefs, correspondence and/or presentations. Contact relevant experts to gather information and discuss methods and/or findings. Analyze and evaluate validity of available data; present data summaries in abstracts, tables, or graphs. Assist in coordination of travel and other logistics for on and off- site meetings and workshops. Attend, participate in and prepare minutes from panel meetings and workshops. Maintain paper and electronic filing systems, including contact or expert databases. Skills: Prioritize tasks and effectively manage time under heavy workloads. Use MS Word and Excel in a MS Windows operating system. Additional computer skills (e.g. with Microsoft Access, ESRI’s ArcView) are a plus. Type, format, copyedit and proofread scientific, technical, administrative and other documentation. Salary: Approximately mid 30’s to mid 40’s, depending on experience, with excellent benefits. To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the attention of "RA Position" by mail (The Heinz Center, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 735 South, Washington, DC 20004), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or fax (202-737-6410). Only those selected for an interview will be contacted, please do not call. Posted: 5/11/06.
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest: field crew positions (June 19 – September 15, 2006) 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, 2006. 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, email@example.com) or at http://www.fsl.orst.edu/lter under opportunities. Posted: 1/31/06.
Houston Advanced Research Center: HARC is a nonprofit organization based in The Woodlands, Texas, dedicated to improving human and ecosystem well-being through the application of sustainability science and principles of sustainable development. HARC has an immediate opening for a full-time Database Developer / ASP.NET Programmer. The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The successful candidate will develop and maintain environmental databases as well as integrate databases with geospatial analysis applications and front end web interfaces. Demonstrated ability to design and perform geospatial analysis on a variety of data for a range of scientific inquiries is preferred. Skills in data mining techniques and web-integrated database applications are desirable. The position will support the development of research projects and preparation of technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses. The candidate should show initiative in investigating, creating and developing new methods for project advancement. The ideal candidate will display the ability to analyze complex problems and exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Minimum qualifications for this position are: * Graduation from an accredited college or university in a computer science or environmental science-related discipline with preference for an advanced degree. * At least 3 years experience database programming in a geospatial environment. * Proficiency with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET programming, and SDE and ESRI products (ArcIMS, ArcGIS, etc.) is required. Microsoft certifications are a plus. * Demonstrated ability to design, implement, administer, maintain, and secure relational databases and user interfaces. * Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. For the full job ad or to apply, please see the HARC Jobs website. Posted: 7/22/05.
H. T. Harvey & Associates:. An ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, we are seeking field biologists and seasonal staff. With expert biologists and cornerstone projects, H. T. Harvey focuses on providing outstanding scientific expertise to develop successful ecological solutions. We encourage mammalogists, ornithologists, herpetologists and general wildlife ecologists with backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management to apply for full- and part-time positions. Field work might include surveys, wildlife inventories (including special-status and endangered species), site characterizations, and environmental impact assessments in support of CEQA and NEPA documents. Applicants should have a strong academic background, and solid field and/or research experience. Graduate degree in wildlife ecology preferred; equivalent work may be substituted. Demonstrable field skills critical, technical writing ability and good communication skills are also required. An excellent salary and benefits package is available. To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145, San Jose, CA 95118; Fax (408) 448-9454. Posted: 4/27/06.
Hudsonia Ltd.: a nonprofit scientific research institute, is seeking a field biologist 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, and have excellent writing skills. Other field biology knowledge (e.g., birds, herps, mammals, invertebrates), and experience with GIS and with stereoscopic aerial photointerpretation are preferred. Responsibilities include map analysis and air photo interpretation for predicting habitats, GIS mapping, field habitat assessments and biological surveys, data management and analysis, writing reports and scientific papers, giving public presentations and educational workshops, and working with municipal agencies. 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. Hudsonia is a non-advocacy, public interest organization, and an Equal Opportunity Employer; minorities and women are encouraged to apply. 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: 30 June 2006 or when position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Posted: 6/10/05, revised: 3/13/06, 5/26/06.
Idaho State University: Field Techs needed for collection of Rocky Mountain tailed frog (Ascaphus montanus) data from one of two monitoring stations in Youngs Creek, South Fork of the Flathead River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Montana, and Mica Creek Experimental watershed of the St. Joe River, Idaho. For more information visit the Stream Ecology Center and click on Summer Jobs link. Deadline: 3/15/06. Posted: 2/22/06.
Institute for Applied Ecology: We will be hiring up to ten interns this summer for field work and related activities. Our paid internship program is intended to provide field experience to individuals considering conservation biology or restoration ecology as a career choice. This year we will be hiring interns for three programs: Native Seed Network (3): Interns will be collecting seed from native plants for restoration throughout the Willamette Valley as well as assisting in wetlands restoration programs. Mid May -late September. Direct questions to Melanie Gisler (firstname.lastname@example.org). Regional Strategies for Restoring Native Prairies: (2) Field assistants will help on a large scale project involving prairie restoration and monitoring plant communities in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Late April - early July (flexible). Direct questions to Amanda Stanley (email@example.com). Conservation Research (2-5): Conservation research interns work on a variety of projects throughout the summer including rare plant habitat surveys, threatened and endangered species research and monitoring throughout the state of Oregon, and habitat conservation planning with focus on Willamette Valley prairies. Approximately 50% of the work is conducted out-of-town/overnight. Early May to late August. Direct questions to Andrea Thorpe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Qualifications: Interest in conservation biology, restoration ecology, botany. Plant identification and ecological research skills (or enthusiastic willingness to learn). Attention to detail. Ability to work long hours in hot, dry/cold, wet conditions with exposure to poison oak. Compensation: $8/hr plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging). Housing in Corvallis is not provided. College credit may be available. To Apply: Send a letter of interest stating when you would be available to start work (this is a MUST) and which project(s) you would prefer, resume, transcripts or course list (if applicable), and two letters of recommendation by March 15, 2006 to: Intern Applications, Institute for Applied Ecology, 563 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis, Oregon 97333. phone: (541) 753-3099, fax: (541) 753-3098. Applications will be considered as they are received so applicants are encouraged to apply early! Posted: 1/30/06.
Institute for Applied Ecology: The Institute for Applied Ecology and the Native Seed Network are hiring (1) field crew leader and (1) project assistant manager. Details of each position are below. To apply, mail or email a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of reference no later than March 15. Applicants MUST include the date they are available to start. Please indicate which position(s) you would like to be considered for. Send application materials to: Amanda Stanley, Project Director; Institute for Applied Ecology; 563 SW Jefferson Ave; Corvallis, OR 97333; 541-753-3099; email@example.com. General Qualifications: Applicants for both positions should have a MS in a relevant field (BS degree OK with equivalent experience). Applicants should be mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable directing 2-3 person field crews. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, be willing to travel, and be able to perform moderately strenuous work in all weather conditions. Basic computer skills (word processing and spreadsheet applications) required; experience in databases (Access) a plus. The Field Crew Leader will oversee a 2-3 person field crew & direct data collection for a region-wide prairie restoration research project. This position will entail traveling to 11 field sites in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia to collect data on plant communities and environmental variables. The crew leader will be responsible for: collecting percent cover data; collecting, drying, and weighing plant samples; preparing and analyzing soil samples; data management. Dates: mid April 2006 - mid July 2006. Preferred: Applicants must have at least 2 seasons of experience in plant identification & percent cover sampling, preferably in northwestern prairies. This position entails multiple overnight field trips, usually camping. Salary: $14-16/hr depending on experience. This is a full-time temporary position with no benefits. The Project Assistant Manager for the Willamette Valley Seed Increase Program will coordinate daily work assignments for a 3 person field crew and provide training and technical guidance. The assistant manager is responsible for finding new collection sites, scoping habitat for target species, tracking plant phenology, documentation and inventory of seed resources (on aerial photos, maps, and in databases), and collection, cleaning, and storage of native seed. He/She will also assist the project manager in the preparation of seed mixes, out-planting, and development and implementation of restoration plans. Dates: mid April 2006 - October 2007 with the potential to become a permanent position. Preferred: Plant identification skills and familiarity with wet and upland prairie habitats; at least 1 year experience in seed collection, seed cleaning, and/or restoration; experience directing crews and volunteers; database experience (knowledge of Access a plus). Salary: $16-20/hr depending on experience. This is a full-time position with benefits. Posted: 1/19/06.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: We seek a professional Ecology Educator to join the team of scientists and educators working on our new Ecosystem Literacy Initiative. Full time position starting June 2006; on-going beyond first year contingent on grant funding. Salary: Commensurate with experience; includes excellent benefits package. Qualifications: 1. Master's degree in education or a relevant science field (ecology, environmental science), or equivalent work experience; 2. Three years experience in ecology education. 4. Demonstrated abilities in program administration, curriculum development, and writing. Supervises: Seasonal ecology instructors, project and research assistants, interns, volunteers. Major Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate the first phase of the Changing Hudson Project that is developing web-based curriculum resources and other materials for high school and community college teachers. a. Work with 3 Education Fellows (master teachers who are helping develop and pilot test project materials), the data visualization consultant, and project scientists and educators to accomplish project objectives. b. Help organize a three-week summer work period for Fellows and a one-day workshop for 6 pilot teachers in spring 2007. c. Support Fellows and pilot teachers as they use project materials with their students. d. Help produce project materials for posting on the IES website, including IES data sets, data analysis and visualization tools, background information, and lesson plans. e. Help with fundraising and grant proposal writing efforts to continue and expand the program. 2. Direct the IES Ecology Field Programs (January-June 2007) and Summer Ecology Camp a. Recruit, manage and supervise staff (seasonal instructors, presenters, assistants, interns and volunteers). b. Market programs aggressively to have the broadest impact possible, and to maximize recovery of expenses via fees. c. Maintain program excellence through ongoing assessment. 3. Explore creation of Ecosystem Days for the general public in spring 2007. 4. Help prepare reports about program activities and outcomes. 5. Manage the program budgets. 6. Participate in professional activities such as writing and making presentations. To apply: Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names and full contact information for three professional references to: Human Resources , Institute of Ecosystem Studies , Job Ref. #06022-I, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, New York 12545. or via E-mail: Jobs@ecostudies.org. For more information about the position, please contact Alan Berkowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-677-7600 ext. 311. Posted: 4/17/06.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: two enthusiastic, knowledgeable ecology educators to lead our Summer Ecology Camp for kids in grades 2-7. Located on 2000+ acres in New York's Hudson Valley, IES provides one week long day ecology camps that include ecology investigations in streams, forests, ponds and fields located on the property, hiking, environmental games, nature arts&crafts. The instructors will develop curriculum, prepare materials, teach and collaborate with educational and scientific staff. Applicants need to have completed coursework in a relevant scientific field or in education, plus have teaching experience and certification in first aid and CPR. Deadline: March 31 or until filled. Available: Mid-June - August 2006. Salary is commensurate with experience. Low-cost housing is available in IES facilities if needed. To apply, please email a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information for three professional references to: Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, PO Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. email: email@example.com, fax: (845) 677-5976. Posted: 3/16/06.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Full-time, temporary (approximately mid May to mid November), paid, Project Assistants needed for research on the ecology of Lyme disease in New York's Hudson River Valley. Research in the laboratory of Richard S. Ostfeld 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 is highly desirable. On-site housing is available. Consideration of applications will begin on March 1st. Please submit via email a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref# 06009, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to cite Job Number 06009). Posted: 2/10/06.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: A full-time Research Support Specialist position is available to support a research project designed to quantify carbon cycling in residential areas. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and is affiliated with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, an urban LTER site based in Baltimore, MD. Details on the position appear below. The position will remain open until filled (though the closing date listed says August 22). Start date is negotiable. For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, University of Vermont, at email@example.com, or Dr. Peter M. Groffman, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Title: Associate Research Support Specialist (based in Baltimore, MD) Duration: 1 year renewable, available on or after September 1, 2005. Duties: Field, laboratory and data analysis associated with urban ecosystem research. Activities will include sampling streams and field plots (~55%), conducting laboratory analyses (~35%) and data analysis and management (~10%). Will have particular responsibility for supervising field sampling for a National Science Foundation funded project on carbon pools and fluxes in residential ecosystems, i.e. home lawns. Work will include extensive sampling of soils and vegetation in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Background: Bachelors degree in any area of environmental science. Laboratory experience desired. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage time effectively a plus. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and closely with others a must. Strong organizational skills and computer knowledge a plus. To apply, please e-mail a letter of application, a resume, and the names and full contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references to: Human Resources Institute of Ecosystem Studies Job Ref. #05034-I P.O. Box AB Millbrook, New York 12545 E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 8/22/05.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Wetland Monitoring Summer Employees (3): late May–August 2006. The Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Section is looking for three summer wetland monitoring assistants. Assistants will work with wetland monitoring biologists to identify, measure, collect, and record various types of biological, chemical and physical data from wetlands located in north central Iowa. The objectives of this project are to assess the ecological condition of wetlands related to statewide initiatives to improve water quality. Duties: Assist with rapid site evaluations of wetlands in north central Iowa Assist with field sampling methods and the collection/processing of water, sediment and biological samples Must be willing to use, or learn to use, all equipment related to field sampling work including: 4WD trucks, operation of an ATV and handling its associated trailer, canoe, multi-parameter sampling probes, fish nets and any other related hand tools GIS map interpretation, and landowner contacts related to gaining permission to access wetlands on private land. Applicants must be willing to work long hours in the field under all types of weather conditions, deal with moderate physical work carrying sampling equipment while walking through marshy areas, and have a good understanding of basic wetland ecology and outdoor skills. After initial training, assistants will work in teams to obtain landowner permission and sample wetlands. Sampling during the week will require overnight stays in north central Iowa and extensive travel throughout the sampling region most of the summer. Pay: a stipend of $1500/ month. Housing provided. Must be willing to work as a team and live in a shared field house. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references electronically or by regular postal mail to: Vince Evelsizer – Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources 109 Trowbridge Hall Iowa City, IA 52242-1319 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions call: (319) 335 - 1574. Deadline: April 3, 2006. Posted: 3/21/06.
Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust: Seeking a creative, motivated, team-oriented field ecologist in Orange County, CA. Field-based position responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing ecological activities on open space related to the Trust’s management agreement with the City of Irvine, part of the 50,000-acre Irvine Ranch Land Reserve. Includes species and habitat monitoring, exotic species control, habitat restoration, fire and fuels management, review of trail project design, and assisting with field trips and volunteer workdays. Bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resources management or similar field and 3-5 years related experience in land management. Master’s degree preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. Send resume to email@example.com. See also www.irlrtrust.org. Posted: 4/27/06.
ITS Corporation: We currently have 4 Field Technician openings to work in the Mojave Desert on and near Fort Irwin (Barstow, CA) helping to census the federally endangered Lane Mountain milkvetch. These are temporary positions lasting through approximately June 16, 2006. Duties include rudimentary plant identification, data collection and archiving, routing findings and GPS. We can accomodate students who can only work 2-3 days a week. Pay will range from $11 to $16/hr, depending on experience. Required skills include: * Ability to walk up to 5 miles per day in all weather conditions (occasional 100 degree temperatures); * Basic computer skills; * US Citizenship; * Excellent organization skills especially in inclement weather (dust, rain, wind); * Keen observation of the natural world; * Desire to learn basic plant identification; * Some previous botanical experience desired, but not necessary. To apply, send brief cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. MS Word and PDF attachments are ok. Or send a Fax to: (858) 618-1089. Reference Job Code: #3183. www.itscorporation.com. Posted: 3/23/06.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary Hourly Research Worker position in Plant Ecology. This position will begin in May 2006 and is a 3 month position to start, with the potential of being extended up to 9 months. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. The employee will assist with all aspects of ongoing research, including a variety of field and greenhouse-based work, such as above-ground biomass sampling, weeding and maintenance of seed propagation garden, native seed collection, vegetation sampling, and data entry. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician. 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. Wages: $7 per hour (limited housing available), $9 per hour (without housing). Send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and list of references with phone numbers to: Plant Ecology Hourly Worker, Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Route 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651. Send information by Email to: email@example.com, FAX (229)734-4707. For specific questions or more information on this position, please contact: Melanie Kaeser, Plant Ecology Lead Technician by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (229)734-4706. Posted: 5/10/06.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: Plant Ecology Research Technician III position. The employee will assist primarily in conducting studies in plant ecology, e.g., biodiversity and restoration of longleaf pine and wetland ecosystems and rare plant biology. This job also entails participation in development of education programs in related areas of plant ecology. 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. Duties: Coordination of all aspects of fieldwork relating to plant ecology studies. This includes: Purchasing and inventorying equipment and supplies, using field equipment, maintaining greenhouse studies and implementation of field studies; Scheduling, supervising and participating in field data collection; Documentation of techniques used in research projects; Preparation and implementation of quality control and quality assurance procedures including data storage; Performing data management, initial data reduction graphical analyses, and , statistical analyses; Supervision and training assistants; Curation of the herbarium collection including specimen identification, specimen preparation, filing, inventory, documentation and pest control; Performs other related duties as required. Qualifications: M.S. degree in botany, forestry, plant ecology or a related field, with relevant research experience in plant ecological studies. Field experience, plant identification and data analysis skills essential. Wages: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Also included is a competitive benefits package. Send a letter of application, resume, and three references to: Cindy Craft, Plant Ecology Research Technician III, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2, Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870. (Fax 229-734-4707; or send via email to email@example.com. Specific questions regarding this position should be sent to Dr. Katherine Kirkman (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 229-734-4706). Posted: 8/25/05.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: Research Technician III, Ecophysiological Controls on Root and Mycorrhizal Dynamics. The successful candidate will assist with studies in root production/turnover and ectomycorrhizal production at ecosystem scales. The study will incorporate linking structure to pools and fluxes of carbon below ground using root order and experimentally manipulate sink source relationships in mature trees ecosystems. Experience in research related to patterns and controls of root and mycorrhizal production and turnover including nutrient budgets, isotopes, and minirhizotron studies are desirable. The position is funded by a managed ecosystem grant for two years and extension beyond that period is contingent on successful renewed funding of project. The 29,000-acre Jones Research Center is located 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. Qualifications: Master of Science in forest ecology or a related field is required. Experience in root/mycorrhizal studies and a strong statistical and quantitative background is preferred. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Also included is a comprehensive benefits package and participation in a retirement plan. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2005 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. A letter of application, resume, at least three references with complete contact information should be mailed to: Research Technician III C-Fates Position, ATTN: Cindy Craft, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651, Faxed to (229) 734-4707; or e-mailed to email@example.com. Additional information regarding the Jones Center’s programs can be found at www.jonesctr.org. For specific questions regarding this position please contact Dr. R. J. Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (229) 734-4706. Posted: 9/29/05.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: Temporary Research Hourly Worker position. This is a 7-month position, from now to December 2005. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of ongoing research, including a variety of field and lab-based work. Field-related activities involve maintenance of irrigation equipment, collecting samples at the whole-plant level as well as assisting with the operation of root minirhizotron equipment. Laboratory duties include processing samples as well as data entry. The employee will also assist with the general maintenance of the laboratory space and equipment. Job Requirements: Ability to conduct moderate physical activity in the field under a variety of weather conditions, follow instructions, and work independently or as part of a team. Minimum qualifications: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with an interest in biology, ecology, forestry, agronomy, or related field. Preference given to those with an interest in whole-plant physiology. Compensation is $9 per hour ($7 per hour with onsite housing offered), no benefits. A letter of application, resume, and a list of three references should be mailed to: Cindy Craft, Forest Ecology II Hourly Position, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Rt. 2, Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870, faxed to (229) 734- 4707 or emailed to: email@example.com. Specific questions regarding this position may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled. Posted: 7/19/05.
Kansas State University: A laboratory manager is needed for an established stable isotope mass spectrometry laboratory (SIMSL) and facility in the Division of Biology. The facility, with Finnigan Delta + and all necessary supporting equipment, has been in operation since 2001 with established clientele and users. The Delta + is set up for continuous flow with an elemental analyzer and gas chromatograph and Gas Bench II. The facility provides in-house and commercial service for isotope ratio analysis of C, N, O, and H from biological, water, soil and geological samples. The successful candidate will assume day-to-day management of the facility, and participate in method development. Responsibilities will include daily operation and maintenance and minor repair of instruments, training of students and post-doctoral associates, managing sample throughput, quality control of all analyses, and billing. Opportunity exists for highly qualified and highly motivated individuals to participate actively in research and teaching related to use of stable isotopes in the natural sciences. We are committed to providing additional training and participation in relevant scientific meetings. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Qualifications should include a BS in chemistry, physics, geology, biology, soil science or related discipline, MS preferred. Previous experience with stable isotope mass spectrometry is desirable. To apply for the position, send cover letter detailing previous experience, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and names, and addresses of three references to: Loretta Johnson, Division of Biology, Ackert Hall Rm 232, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Fax: 785-532-6653, Email: email@example.com, phone: 785-532-6921. Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/9/05.
King County, Washington: Dept of Natural Resources and Parks. The Science Section of the Water and Land Resources Division of DNRP is seeking qualified candidates for a Water Quality Planner III position ($60,458 - $76,634). The person in this senior level technical position will provide project management, interdisciplinary team coordination and high level of technical expertise to the Division. Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor degree in aquatic ecology, ecology, environmental engineering or closely related program (Master's preferred) and experience conducting, coordinating and serving as lead technical staff for water quantity, water quality and natural resource studies, projects and programs. See job bulletin 05MK5624 at: http://www.metrokc.gov/ohrm/jobs/ for complete job announcement or call 206-296-1935. Application deadline is 11/30/05 @ 4:30 p.m. Posted: 11/15/05.
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: Field Scientist/Coordinator, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach, FL. We are seeking a field scientist to fill a full time, 2-year position with multiple project duties. Specifically, we are looking for someone to: -help coordinate field aspects of a water quality monitoring program -contribute to the development and implementation of new ecological studies of water quality on our soft-water wetland ecosystem -collect and analyze environmental and biological data, with appropriate database maintenance -work with other Refuge technical staff in data analysis and report preparation. Applicants may be required to work long and unpredictable hours alone, in the sometimes-harsh environment of South Florida (e.g., heat and humidity, intense sun exposure, sampling from airboats and helicopters, exposure to myriad biting insects including mosquitoes and flies), capable of working in close proximity to alligators and snakes, and tolerate project mishaps like broken boats/vehicles and schedule cancellations because of weather with good humor. Qualifications: M.S. with a background in wetland ecology (or similar work experience), experience with small boats, operating vehicles with trailers, heavy lifting, standard computer skills, valid driver's license, strong work ethic, and ability to work well with others, as well as spend time in the field alone. Responsible, mature individuals who have experience organizing and supervising field crews is highly desirable. B.S. background with strong credentials will also be considered. Position open until filled. Salary: $35-40K; Commensurate with experience. Contact: Matt Harwell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/17/06.
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. The following positions will be filled pending funding: 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. 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. Candidates should be available for travel by early June, 2006 and remain in Alaska until at least through August, 2006. Travel and living expenses will be paid in addition to a salary. Physical requirements include: candidates 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. Candidates should be prepared to live in a setting where cooperation with others is essential and living accommodations are spare and simple. Required: Candidates 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. To apply, send a letter of interest specifically indicating STREAMS, TERRESTRIAL or CHEMISTRY, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts, and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 references to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [SFA ECO], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, or email materials including reference code SFA ECO to: email@example.com. Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2006. Posted: 4/17/06.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Natural Resources Biologist II (Grade 14) Salary: $34k-52k, no benefits. The Maryland DNR Ecosystem Analysis Center is currently seeking applications for a contractual wetland biologist. This position, located in our Annapolis, MD headquarters office, will be responsible for conducting field and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) assessments for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing wetland conservation and restoration projects. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing and implementing a wetland restoration monitoring program that will be used to evaluate the benefits of DNR wetland restoration projects and develop management recommendations to improve wetland condition and restoration success. For details, see the full job ad. Closing Date: July 7th, 2006. Posted: 6/26/06.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Maryland DNR's Monitoring and Non-tidal Assessment Division is hiring five Natural Resource Technicians (six month contracts, $13.49/hour, no benefits) to assist with scientific sampling of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and physical habitat in streams, analysis of ecological data, and scientific report writing as part of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey. For details, see the full job ad. Closing Date: Postmarked by November 15, 2005. Posted: 10/25/05.
Michigan Tech: The Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science (NIACS) is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time outreach position to help synthesize forest carbon management-related research and information, to communicate this information to non-technical audiences, and to accelerate the rate at which forest ecological and carbon management research is converted into tools. The candidate should have a Master's degree, or Bachelor's degree and two years experience, in forestry, forestry ecology/management, environmental science or related fields; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired. The preferred candidate will have experience in some or all of the following: translating research products into non-technical language; publication design and layout; web page design, publication software, and GIS analysis software. NIACS is a partnership of the US Forest Service, Michigan Technological University and the forest industry (NCASI) dedicated to developing and delivering information needed to sustainably manage carbon in northern forest ecosystems, including carbon sequestration, renewable energy production, and other benefits. The position is funded through MTU, located on the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. Salary range: $30,380-$49,432 plus benefits, commensurate with experience. The duration of the position is a minimum of two years, with continuation dependent upon external funding. Full position description (pdf). Apply here. Posted: 5/3/06.
Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: wildlife research technicians (6 positions). Term: late-March to mid-May 2006. Wage: $13.43/hour, approx. 20 hours/week. Application deadline: 1 February 2006 or until all positions are filled. Description of work: Conduct field work for a study of methods for monitoring leks of sharp-tailed grouse in Minnesota. Technicians will work independently, driving to locations throughout large study areas to search for leks. Applicants should be available to conduct bird surveys until at least 3 hours after sunrise during 10 mornings out of each 14-day period between 3 April and 14 May 2005. Some technicians may work longer days to complete assessments of land cover. Students currently enrolled in a natural resources degree program are encouraged to apply. Requirements: Minimum qualifications include working knowledge of natural resources management, natural history, and science and the ability to operate a motor vehicle, hear and see well, navigate using maps and a GPS unit, and communicate effectively. Preference may be given to applicants who can use their own vehicle and be reimbursed for mileage, but DNR vehicles may be available. Housing within the study areas will be available at no cost. Contact for additional information and application instructions: Mike Larson, Grouse Research Biologist, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, 1201 East Hwy 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Phone: 218-999-7933, Fax: 218-999-7944, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/10/06.
Missouri Department of Conservation: full-time (40 hours/week) temporary technicians (4-6) to assist with evaluating the USDA program Habitat Buffers for Upland Wildlife (CP 33). Field crew will receive point distance sampling training, vegetation, and soil erosion training. After the training, crew members will measure habitat conditions and abundance of quail coveys on CP 33 fields and nearby control fields. Crew members will also collect soil samples, download precipitation data from dataloggers, and measure size and density of erosion indicators within the CP 33 buffers. More information on the conservation provisions in the 2002 Farm Bill and CP 33 monitoring protocol (pdf). Duration: Late August 2006 through Mid-November 2006. Location: survey is statewide, headquarters Fountain Grove Conservation Area, northcentral Missouri (between Brookfield and Chilocothe). Title: Resource technician (CS8). Pay: $8.49/hour (40 hours/week). Housing will be provided. Work vehicles may also be available for portions of the season, but crew members should also be willing to use their personal vehicles for mileage reimbursement. General Responsibilities include: 1.) Conduct early morning covey counts using point distance sampling 2.) Conduct vegetation sampling 3.) Conduct soil erosion measurements 4.) Complete accurate data sheets 5.) Work collaboratively with team members and supervisors Training in point distance sampling and vegetation sampling will be provided. Core Competencies and Special Ability Requirements: Ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships. Ability to demonstrate technical proficiency in areas of responsibility. Ability to demonstrate regular and predictable attendance. Ability to obtain a current, valid driver's license by the date of employment. Basic Qualifications: Two years of college experience; Must pass a pre-employment drug test; Prior field experience; Strong work ethic. Preferred Qualifications: B.S. in wildlife ecology, natural resources, or related field; Experience with field work in rural settings; Experience with plant identification including forbs and warm season grasses; Familiarity with agricultural practices Experience with aerial and topographical maps; Experience with GPS units. Contact information: Send resume via email as Word attachment to Jody.Bartz@mdc.mo.gov. Include names and contact information for references and most recent 3 supervisors. Positions open until filled. For more information, contact Jody Bartz at Jody.Bartz@mdc.mo.gov (660) 646-3140 ext. 243. Posted: 1/19/06, revised: 6/16/06.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Summer Avian Field Technicians, near El Dorado Springs, MO, mid-May 2006 to mid-July 2006 (will work full-time on other research projects for remainder of summer). Pay: $8.29/hr for crew members (3) and $9.10/hr for crew leader (1), housing and vehicles will be provided. Hours: 40 hours per week. Duties: The avian survey crew will walk transects in native tallgrass prairie and identify grassland bird species either by sound or visual identification. The observers will also use laser rangefinders to measure the distance of the identified bird from the transect line. The data collected will be used to evaluate effects of a patch burn grazing system (PBG) on grassland birds. PBG is being used to promote diversity on Bethel, Taberville, Niawathe and Wah' Kon-Tah conservation areas in southwest Missouri. Special Requirements: Excellent bird identification skills and completion of an ornithology course. Experience identifying grassland birds strongly desired. Current project needs will require the employee to travel throughout southwest Missouri including overnight stays as necessary. Enthusiasm for prairies encouraged. Send cover letter and resume to: David Stroppel, Wildlife Biologist, 2500 S. Halliburton, Kirksville, MO 63501, or by e-mail: David.Stroppel@mdc.mo.gov Office: 660-785-2424 ext. 242. Posted: 4/17/06.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Resource Science Assistant - Prairie-chicken Monitoring Coordinator. Dates: April 1 - through June 15, 2006 with potential for extension through spring 2007 pending funding (starting date negotiable). Pay Rate: $10.46-$12.05/hr, 40 hrs/week. Position will be stationed in Clinton with work occurring throughout southwestern, west-central, and northwestern Missouri. Duties: Will be responsible for primary logistical coordination with Wildlife and Resource Science Division staff participating in the monitoring of restoration efforts for the greater prairie-chicken in Missouri. Duties will include: purchasing equipment and supplies; construction, calibration and maintenance of mobile telemetry systems; supervision of up to 2 hourly technicians responsible for vegetation structure and invertebrate sampling; coordination of prairie-chicken trapping and monitoring activities with Wildlife division staff; ensuring quality of field data and accurate transfer to an electronic database; and other duties as assigned to assist with ongoing projects. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Science, Biological or Ecological Sciences, or closely-related major or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 1 year or 2 field seasons of experience (permanent or temporary) with sampling and taxonomic identification; ability to use personal computers including standard software such as Word, Excel, GroupWise, and PowerPoint; Missouri Driver's license or capability to attain one. Special Requirements: Ideal candidate will have experience with radiotelemetry techniques, including null-peak receiving system operation; GPS receiver operation; GIS software; data management and analysis; and good organizational and communication skills. Some night work and overnight travel to field sites will be required. Demonstrated interest in prairie grouse conservation is highly desirable. Application: Please send resume to: Brent Jamison, MDC-Grasslands Field Station, PO Box 368, Clinton, MO 64735, or email@example.com phone (660 885-6981, fax (660) 885-5038. Deadline: 21 March, 2006. Posted: 3/9/06.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Natural Area Coordinator in Jefferson City, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $36k to $39k depending on qualifications. Duties: Provides Department leadership and coordination for administration of the Missouri Natural Areas Program as stipulated in the interagency Memorandum of Agreement(s) with the Missouri Department of Conservation, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and The Nature Conservancy; prepares natural area nominations and provides technical support for Natural Area nominations in the Missouri Natural Areas System; conducts field inventories of candidate natural areas and provides technical training to Department staff to do same; reviews, prepares and presents Natural Areas nominations to the Department Natural Areas Committee and the Missouri Natural Areas Committee and facilitates nomination presentations within the two Committees; coordinates the development and implementation of objectives and strategies for the management and public use of natural areas; reviews management objectives for Natural Areas and other lands of natural history interest; organizes and conducts natural area/natural community management field trips and technical workshops for Department staff, other agencies, and other partner organizations; Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Wildlife, Forestry or closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in wildlife, forestry, natural community restoration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Midwestern flora and fauna, ability to classify Missouri natural communities and experience with natural community management including prescribed fire and ability to use GIS strongly desired. Closing Date: January 18, 2006. For an application and complete job description, see the MDC Employment Opportunities site. Posted: 1/5/06.
Missouri Department of Conservation: position available for a Naturalist Program Supervisor in St. Louis, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $33,024 to $35,688 depending on qualifications. Duties: Coordinates, supervises, researches, develops and conducts interpretive programs and activities for school groups; coordinates scheduling and sign-ups for interpretive programs and activities at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area and Forest Park; assists with purchases and expenditures within budgeted amounts; projects annual needs and expenditures; proposes budget changes as needed; compiles monthly reports on interpretive center program statistics; supervises Naturalists including training and assigning work responsibilities and projects; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Interpretation, Biology, Fisheries, Wildlife or Forest Management, Outdoor Recreation or closely related area and 3 years experience in interpretation, resource management, nature center work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. National Association of Interpretation (NAI) Certification is desirable. Closing Date: August 12, 2005. For an application and complete job description, see the MDC Employment Opportunities site. Posted: 8/5/05.
Missouri Department of Conservation: position available for an Invasive Species Coordinator in Jefferson City, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $40,908 -$46,896 depending upon qualifications. Duties: Organizes and leads a multi-divisional work group to address invasive species issues and proposes actions to address those issues. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Fisheries, Forestry, or Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology, Ecological Sciences, Botany, or in a related biological science and at least 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience in management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Closing Date: August 5, 2005. For an application and complete job description, see the MDC Employment Opportunities site. Posted: 7/20/05.
Missouri Department of Conservation: two positions available for Wildlife Biologist; one each headquartered at Osceola and Garden City, Missouri. Beginning salary will be $28,824 to $31,140 depending on qualifications. Duties: Plans, implements and supervises wildlife management programs on state-owned conservation areas, including glade, grassland, forest and wetland management areas, leased or licensed lands, and private lands in assigned counties. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management, Forestry, Field Biology, Ecology, or other conservation-related field and 1 year of professional experience in relevant conservation work. A Master's Degree in the above area will substitute for the year of experience. Certified Wildlife Biologist or other professional certification is desirable. Knowledge of GIS, local flora, prescribed burning, and plant ecology is desirable. Closing Date: August 5, 2005. For an application and complete job description, see the MDC Employment Opportunities site. Posted: 7/20/05.
Montana State University: Several seasonal positions are available for the field season 2006 to study the riparian plant community structure of the upper Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. This project aims to understand and model the physical and biological processes that affect riparian communities in a hydrological regime modified by the operation of Jackson Lake Dam. Field technicians will work in small teams to inventory plant communities, count and measure tree regeneration, evaluate browsing effects and collect data regarding topography, relief, soils, elevation above water, and other environmental conditions. Site access will be on foot and/or by raft. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, able to hike in rugged terrain through wetlands and creeks, and enthusiastic about working outdoors in variable weather. The workweek is 40 hours, typically 4 10-hour days. Field work will start in early June and continue to the end of August/beginning of September 2006. Transportation and shared housing will be provided in Grand Teton National Park, about one hour north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Qualifications: Experience or course work in botanical sampling methods, plant identification or soil classification; ability to work as a team member in remote settings. Strong background in plant taxonomy preferred. Compensation: $8-$12/hour depending on qualification, 40 hours/week, June - August 2006. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts and list of three references to Sabine Mellmann-Brown, Montana State University, Department of Ecology, 310 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-3460. Inquiries may be addressed to mellmann*at*montana.edu. Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2006. Posted: 11/22/05.
Murray State University: Database Manager, Center for Reservoir Research. Full-time, staff position to begin January 2006. Qualifications: The applicant must possess a Bachelor's degree in ecology, environmental sciences, natural resources, or a closely related allied field; Masters degree preferred. Alternatively, a Bachelor's degree in computer science with two years experience in natural sciences or natural resources is acceptable. Experience in large relational databases is required (e.g., DB2, Oracle, SQL Server). Programming experience in Visual Basic is highly desired. Experience with Microsoft Access, SQL, along with ColdFusion, HTML, and XML is highly desired. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is necessary. Responsibilities: Manage and coordinate Center for Reservoir Research 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. Application Deadline: November 4, 2005. To Apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to David. S. White, Database Manager Search Committee, Hancock Biological Station, 561 Emma Drive, Murray, KY 42071. Posted: 10/4/05.
NASA: Biological sciences metadata technician, Greenbelt, Maryland. Assist NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) in populating the GCMD database and the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) database with information on ecological and biological datasets. Tasks include using custom software tools to create metadata dataset descriptions in collaboration with the NASA customer. Requires a Bachelor degree in a biological, ecological or environmental science, good computer skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer experience on UNIX-based systems is desirable. Please forward your cover letter and resume to: Gene R. Major, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Suite 500, 10210 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD 20706. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/10/06.
NOAA Hollings Marine Laboratory: We are seeking a full-time Community Outreach Specialist for the Southeast Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (SEPMN). The Program educates a four-state regional volunteer network of schools, universities, community groups, aquariums, and parks/recreational facilities on harmful algal blooms (HAB) while expanding the knowledge of phytoplankton that exists in coastal waters. Working with the SEPMN program coordinator, the incumbent will build strong ties with constituent groups and research partners and assist with possible network expansion throughout the U.S. This is a contract position based on two-thirds community outreach with responsibilities including assistance with training workshops for volunteer groups and development of outreach materials, such as newsletters, brochures, and classroom activities. One-third of this position will be data management and creation of web site content for the SEPMN. The position requires a B.S. in science or education with working knowledge of biology and chemistry or marine science. Experience in outreach and education is essential. A background in general data management, such as Microsoft Access and GIS is important but not necessary. Work consists of tasks that require skill in field collection techniques as well as laboratory techniques and procedures. Additional requirements include exceptional oral and written communication skills, and a willingness to work independently as well as with others. The position will require some weekend work and significant travel will be required. Applications will be accepted via mail, email, or fax until 5 pm on February 24, 2006. Please send cover letter and resume to: Dr. Steve Morton, Marine Biotoxins Program, Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412. Telephone: 843.762.8857, Fax: 843.762.8737, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 1/19/06.
National Audubon Society: We are looking for 2 dedicated and enthusiastic avian field techs needed to conduct point counts in forest, grassland, and successional habitats in the mountain and piedmont regions of Virginia. Data from this project will be used to evaluate these areas for consideration as Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Virginia. The IBA Program is part of a global effort to identify and then work to conserve essential habitat for birds. Positions will begin in early to mid May and will run through early to mid June 2006 (start and end dates flexible). Salary will be a flat $3,000 for the season ($1,000 stipend plus $2,000 for living expenses) with the potential for a higher stipend dependent on experience and availability of funds. Applicants are expected to drive their own vehicles and must be willing to work long hours with little to no supervision, car-camp for extended periods in remote locations, and hike up to 3 miles/day. Preferred candidates will: 1) Be able to identify eastern/Appalachian birds by sight and sound 2) Be experienced with standard 10 min. point count methodology and basic habitat assessment 3) Have a good sense of direction and be experienced with GPS and reading topo maps 4) Be in good physical condition and be willing to hike through difficult terrain to reach points 5) Have the ability to work well with a partner and alone as well as to interact positively with landowners. To apply: Applicants should send resume, cover letter (including dates of availability) and two references by March 1 to Aimee Weldon; Virginia Important Bird Areas Program Coordinator; PO Box 1089; Ashland, VA 23005 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; Office: 804-752-5850; Cell: 804-370-3528 Fax: 804-752-5882. Posted: 1/30/06.
National Park Service: Positions: a) Biological Technician (amphibians), 3 April - 29 July 2006; b) Crew Leader (amphibians), 3 April - 3 September 2006 Locations: Fieldwork will primarily occur in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (nw WI) and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (lower peninsula MI). Office base (and location returned to for days off) will be the Great Lakes I&M Network Office, 2800 Lake Shore Dr. E., Ashland, WI 54806. Technician will be part of a two- or three-person team responsible for implementation of pilot work monitoring amphibians in 2-3 national parks in the western Great Lakes region. The crew will be accompanied initially and periodically during the field season by the amphibian Program Manager, but the team will often work with high levels of independence. Work will involve anuran call surveys each night after sundown at a number of stops along roads that are near to wetlands, as well as daytime searches at parks where nighttime travel is unsafe or inefficient (e.g., Apostle Islands National Lakeshore). Thus, not only will amphibian species be recorded at each location, but also data on other factors (such as air temp, water temp, moon phase) that may influence the presence or detectability of species will be recorded. Additionally, the crew will investigate the effectiveness of remote call recorders, to increase effective sampling effort to detect species. Crew members will thus hike into remote locations to install, maintain, and download data from these stations. We will also examine the utility of egg-mass surveys for daytime searches and parabolic microphones to record calls. Technician will be responsible for ensuring that all data are collected and recorded properly in the field, following established methods. Fieldwork at each park will occur during the early, middle, and late phases of amphibian activity in each of the parks, meaning a fair amount of travel. Position will occur from early April through early August 2006. Requirements: Technician must possess good physical condition (for backcountry travel), familiarity with herpetofauna (ideally with species of the upper Midwest; greater experience and expertise required for Crew Leader), a valid driver's license, and be willing to work in remote locations for extended time periods. Positive attitude and disposition desired. Benefits: a) ~$15/hour salary for Crew Leader; more modest salary or stipend for Biol. Technician; b) opportunity to learn the quantitative rationale behind the monitoring effort, and the factors driving the questions; and c) a chance to experience high-integrity natural areas of the region. Send your CV/resume, cover letter detailing your interest, list of 3 references, and your contact info by 7 March to: Erik Beever, (715) 682-0631 ext 31, Erik_Beever@nps.gov (or via regular post to address above). Posted: 2/20/06.
National Park Service: Biological Science Technicians (Fire Effects Monitor): seeking up to five biological science technicians for the 2006 summer field season at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI).Vacancies include up to four GS-5 positions ($13.21/hr) and up to one GS-6position ($14.72/hr). Positions are in fire effects monitoring with an emphasis on vegetation and fuels sampling in a team oriented setting. The job involves 70-80% field work, installing and revisiting permanent plots to monitor changes in fuel and vegetation in various vegetation communities throughout the parks where prescribed burning is planned or has taken place. Fire effects work includes plant identification, establishing and sampling vegetation plots following detailed protocols, and entering and quality checking data into customized software programs. Fieldwork involves hiking to remote front country locations, and backpacking to remote areas in the backcountry in rugged terrain under possible adverse weather conditions. A portion of time will be dedicated to data entry and other duties in an office setting. Fire effects positions may participate in prescribed/wildland fires, which requires that arduous duty Red Card Certification be obtained. Estimated work dates are from the end of May to mid October. Interested applicants must apply through USAJOBS. The announcement number is SEKI-06-04EQ and can be found by following the "Search Jobs" link, then typing in the announcement number in the "Keyword Search" window, then following the link to the actual announcement. Applications must include a resume, a completed questionnaire, and a copy of your college transcripts (if you wish to be qualified based on experience and education). Read the announcement for specific details. Applications must be received by the January 6, 2006 deadline to be considered for these positions. For general application questions call SEKI Personnel at 559-565-3752. For specific questions about fire effects positions (serious inquiries only,please), contact Karen Webster, SEKI Lead Fire Effects Monitor, at Karen_Webster@nps.gov or Tony Caprio, SEKI Fire Ecologist, at Tony_Caprio@nps.gov. Posted: 12/15/05.
National Park Service: Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife): The NPS is seeking up to eleven biological science technicians for the 2006 summer field season at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). Vacancies include up to nine GS-5 positions ($13.21/hr) and up to two GS-6 positions ($14.72/hr) and involve an array of wildlife projects. Depending on the position, duties include 1) implementing the black bear management plan, in which bear technicians work with both the public (education about food storage) and the bears (marking and radio-collaring, radio telemetry, hazing), 2) implementing the mountain yellow-legged frog restoration project, in which introduced trout populations are removed from lakes and streams using gill nets and backpack electrofishers and native frog populations are monitored, or 3) monitoring bird assemblages at various field stations in these parks. Emphasis is on field work in both team and individual settings. Work locations and dates depend on both the position and the timing of snowmelt. The black bear management and bird monitoring positions are based in the frontcountry with estimated work dates from April or May to August, September or October. The frog restoration positions are based in high elevation wilderness with estimated work dates from June or July to September. Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website . The announcement number is SEKI-06-12EQ and can be found by following the "Search Jobs" link at the top of the USAJOBS homepage, and then typing in the announcement number in the "Keyword Search" window, and then following the link to the actual announcement. Applications must include a resume, a completed questionnaire, and a copy of your college transcripts (if you wish to be qualified based on experience and education). Read the announcement for specific details. Applications must be postmarked by the January 6, 2006 deadline to be considered for these positions. For general application questions call SEKI Personnel at 559-565-3752. For bear management and bird monitoring questions (serious inquiries only, please), contact Rachel Mazur, SEKI Wildlife Biologist, at Rachel_Mazur@nps.gov. For frog restoration questions (serious inquiries only, please), contact Danny Boiano, SEKI Aquatic Ecologist, at Danny_Boiano@nps.gov. Posted: 12/9/05.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: Environmental Analyst Supervisor. Location: Lincoln, Nebraska Starting Salary: $3,166.82/Mo. Position #: 05029 Grade: 15. Deadline for receipt of applications: January 27, 2006. The primary focus of this position is supervising and conducting environmental reviews to assess the potential impact of proposed projects on threatened and endangered species. Job duties include: conduct and coordinate consultations with state agencies regarding the effects of their actions on threatened and endangered species, identify alternative actions that avoid impacts to those species, prepare written biological opinions and provide testimony in support of biological opinions in formal administrative hearings. In addition, conduct nongame and endangered species impact assessments for projects involving federal agencies and private organizations. This position will supervise one temporary staff person. Required: Working knowledge of life history and ecology of Nebraska nongame, threatened and endangered species. Knowledge of wildlife research and management principles and state and federal laws pertaining to nongame, threatened and endangered species. Ability to communicate effectively and to deal with controversial issues objectively and in a professional manner; accurately determine effects of actions on species and make appropriate decisions to the benefit of the wildlife resource; supervise employees. Computer skills including use of word processing, database and GIS (ArcView) programs. Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable the incumbent to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A general qualification guideline for this position is a B.S. degree in wildlife management or closely related field plus two years experience with wildlife field surveys or research related to endangered and threatened species. Experience with environmental impact assessment is desired. To Apply: Send Application for Employment, curriculum vitae (resume) and 3 references to Jana Cockerham, Personnel, Game and Parks Commission, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503-0370. To have an application sent to you call 402- 471-5494 or email: email@example.com. For additional information about the position contact Rick Schneider, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 402-471-5569. Posted: 1/6/06.
Nevada Natural Heritage Program: We will be hiring 2 seasonal positions for vegetation sampling in the Owyhee uplands of Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada. The data collection is in support of a remote-sensing project that will map cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) throughout the Owyhee Uplands. But data that you collect can be available for your own student projects, including theses or dissertations. The project part of a larger project funded and coordinated by BLM. There is potential to make contacts with BLM employees in all three states and at various administrative levels. Applicants should be capable of: * working in very remote areas for extended periods * changing flat tires * camping * working in wind or rain * navigating by GPS and GIS, checking-in by satellite phone * basic first-aid and safety awareness * identifying by sight the common shrubs and grasses of the region * getting along with your co-worker * working productively in the great outdoors * remaining silent and peaceful when you discover you cannot hear or see any of the bustle of urban life. The start date will be in May (fairly flexible to student schedules) and the jobs will continue for a period of 3 months. Jobs will be classified as Conservation Aid 2 and 3. (http://dop.nv.gov/schematic1.htm - ignore the bit about working knowledge of fish anatomy). Wage will be approximately $11-12/hour for 40 hours/week. There will also be a per-diem of approximately $25/day when traveling (which will be almost every day). Please email or call me if you are interested, and I will ensure that you receive the announcement. Eric Peterson (email@example.com, 775-684-2906). Posted: 2/8/06.
New Mexico State University: Senior Research Assistant, Grade-17 Effective: June 19, 2006. Salary: $26,832. Individual will participate in the on-going and multi-disciplinary Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program on desertification in the Chihuahuan Desert. Approximately 80% of the time will be spent outdoors collecting data, with the remaining 20% of the time spent in the lab processing samples, cleaning equipment, checking data, and maintaining appropriate documentation on the studies and lab. 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; collecting arthropod and dust samples; and handling and identification of small mammals and reptiles (usually only lizards). For more information, see the full position description. Deadline: May 31. Posted: 5/15/06.
New Mexico State University: Two field technician positions anticipated: $7.34 - $10/hr (commensurate with education and experience). Temporary, August through November, no benefits. Start date: on or before August 1, 2006. Record data, manually and electronically, in the field for vegetation and soil sampling on monitoring and research projects located on desert rangeland throughout south-central New Mexico, in conditions that range from very hot (90s and 100s) to cold (30s) and windy. Prior knowledge of field vegetation and soil monitoring methods highly desirable but not required. Send letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to: Ericha Courtright, Jornada Experimental Range, Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin July 5, 2006. Posted: 5/9/06, revised: 6/27/06.
New Mexico State University: Jornada Basin LTER Research Assistant, Grade-15. Start Date: April 7, 2006. Salary: $24,627 plus benefits. A Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position required. The successful applicant will have a keen interest in plants coupled with field experience in plant identification and the use of dichotomous keys. Other preferred qualifications include knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna, practical experience with electrical and mechanical maintenance of climatological and hydrological instruments, field experience with small mammals and reptiles, and 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. Driver's license required. 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 will be 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 identification of 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). Submit letter of application, resume, 3 letters of reference and any supportive materials (ie., publications) by March 27, 2006. Electronic submissions must be in MS WORD or Rich Test 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.]. Voice: 505-646-5818 Fax: 505-646-5889 Email: email@example.com. Posted: 3/13/06.
New Mexico State University: Jornada Experimental Range Science Specialist, Level 35. Salary: $30-34k plus benefits. Position is funded for minimum 1 year. Multi-year extension supported by recurring grants and contracts is highly probable. Announcement #2005007053. Examples of Duties: Provide lead technical support for several elements of a diverse basic (improve understanding of ecological resistance and resilience) and applied (ecological monitoring, assessment and restoration tools) research program based in southern New Mexico. Supervise several student and technician-level staff. Assist with experimental design, planning, implementation and analysis. Provide leadership and training. Assist with laboratory and field data collection relating to soil and vegetation properties, including data collection in remote field locations. Coordinate activities with other scientists and technicians in this highly collaborative research organization. Develop/manage databases and QA/QC protocols. Write project reports. Qualifications: Masters degree in related field and one year of experience required. Successful candidate must be capable of completing field data collection at remote locations. Excellent data management and verbal and written communication skills required. Must possess the ability to direct, evaluate, train and supervise the work of assigned personnel; and to organize and direct several concurrent activities. Experience collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting vegetation and/or soils data highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and orderly records required. Demonstrated ability to design and use spreadsheets (e.g. Excel) and databases (e.g. Access) for data entry, manipulation and storage required. Must possess the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide array of individuals and organizations associated with this research program. Demonstrated GIS knowledge and experience or willingness and ability to learn GIS skills within six months of hiring required. Knowledge of experimental statistics is highly desirable. To Apply: Please send letter of interest; detailed resume; and the name, telephone number, e-mail address and affiliation of three references to: Dr. Jeff Herrick, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, MSC 3JER, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30003, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003. firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: August 19, 2005 or until position is filled. Posted: 7/21/05.
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. Duties will include collecting vegetation and soil field-based measurements on military lands. Other work may include rainfall simulation experiments as well as assisting with other field experiments. Study sites are located in southern New Mexico, west Texas, 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 (100's) to cold (30's) 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. driver's license. * B.S. or B.A. in environmental sciences or equivalent degree. Duration: 4 - 6 months. Start Date: approximately August 1, 2005. Deadline: July 29th, 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: email@example.com Tel: 505-646-8033 FAX: 505-646-5889. Posted: 7/14/05.
New York Central Pine Barrens Commission: The Central Pine Barrens Commission in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, Long Island Weed Management Area, and other partner agencies is seeking two candidates for a six-month Invasive Plant Inventory and Assessment Project internship beginning April 2006. Duties: Survey and map occurrences of invasive terrestrial and aquatic plant species primarily in areas of the Core most likely to be in a relatively weed-free condition. Survey and map large, relatively weed-free areas that may be best suited for prevention, early detection, and rapid control measures. Identify invasives threats to weed-free areas, including threats from roadside invasives. Produce a map of terrestrial and aquatic invasive plant occurrences in and around contiguous, relatively weed-free areas in the Core. Document methodologies for surveys, maps, and assessments. Submit data to the Long Island Weed Information Management System (“WIMS”) database, which will link to a central N.Y.S. database. Prepare a final report analyzing and summarizing data using the WIMS program. Maintain a daily journal. Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree in natural science/forestry or equivalent experience; good plant identification skills/coursework in botany or plant taxonomy; experience with computers including MS Office Suite, and ESRI Arc View or ArcGIS, orienteering and use of maps and aerial photos; excellent organizational skills; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work well independently as well as part of a team and remain reliable; excellent interpersonal skills/good public relation skills; hard-working, and safety conscious; valid driver’s license; reliable personal transportation (mileage reimbursement provided); willingness to work occasional weekends (and evenings); field experience; good physical condition; ability to carry up to 25 lbs for up to 8 miles in harsh outdoor conditions such as heat, cold and rain; no debilitating reaction to insect bites or poison ivy; sense of adventure. Preferred: Experience with GPS; Field experience in botany or plant taxonomy; Experience with MS Access. Special notes: TNC has offered assistance with training, supervision, and housing. This position involves long hours in the field with possible long distance travel. Mosquitoes and ticks will be present during the monitoring season. Training and protective clothing will be available to lower the possibility of insect-borne illness. Mileage reimbursement and $10/hour stipend provided. Application process: Please send a cover letter, resume and two (2) references [One (1) reference from an employer and one (1) from a college faculty member or other professional. No references from family or friends]. Applications will be accepted by fax, email or mail until the positions are filled, preferably prior to February 28, 2006. Karen Eichelberger, Environmental Analyst, Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, P.O. Box 587, Great River, NY 11739-0587. Fax: (631) 224-7653, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/10/05.
Northern Arizona University: GIS analyst - Linkage/Corridor Design. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in conservation design throughout the state of Arizona. A collaborative workgroup of state and federal agencies (led by the transportation agencies) is underwriting this effort to develop detailed Linkage Designs to restore or conserve priority Potential Linkages (areas where roads, urbanization, canals, border security, or other factors threaten to compromise connectivity between large protected areas). The incumbent will obtain and manipulate appropriate GIS data layers (vegetation, roads, topography), obtain scientific literature on habitat use of selected wildlife species, conduct least-cost corridor analyses for focal species, produce maps & other outputs, maintain data files, document GIS procedures in writing, confer with agencies and tribes, and write drafts of final reports following existing templates. For an overview of a similar effort, download Beier et al. (2006) here. For further information, contact Paul Beier at email@example.com or 928.523.9341. Review of applications will begin June 26 and applications will be accepted until a suitable person is hired. Qualifications: Applicants should have references who will attest to strong GIS skills, skills in technical writing, and work ethic. Other factors are listed at on-line application site (go to Jobs | Careers at NAU | job ID 556469). Be sure to include names and contact information for three references. Posted: 6/16/06.
Northern Arizona University: The Center for the Study of Dangerous Pathogens has multiple entry or mid level (Research Technician or Specialist) laboratory positions open. The Center conducts research towards characterizing molecular evolutionary mechanisms of microbial pathogens, such as Bacillus anthracis, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, among others. The large, 35+ person facility utilizes state-of-the-art methodologies and equipment in pursuit of this research. The ideal candidates for the mid level positions will have a Masters degree in an appropriate field or a Bachelors of Science degree and two years of laboratory research experience. Experience with microbial genotyping, fluorescent DNA fragment analysis, Real Time PCR/Taqman assays,molecular genetic data analysis, and working in a BSL-2 environment a plus. Supervisory experience also a plus. Candidates for the entry level position should have a Bachelors degree in an appropriate field, with any of the above listed experience a plus. For more information and application materials, contact the NAU Human Resources Department at 928-523-2223, HR.Contact@nau.edu, or go to the NAU HR Jobs website. Reference Vacancy# 555057. Posted: 9/29/05.
Northern Arizona University: Research Technician, School of Forestry, Full-Time. The position begins September 19, 2005 (negotiable) and is available for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding. The individual will be primarily responsible for laboratory and field research (including data collection, analysis, and report writing) associated with two projects: 1) a U.S. Forest Service-supported national project concerning the effects of fire and fire surrogate treatments on soil biodiversity and nutrient cycling in fire-adapted forests; and 2) a National Science Foundation-supported project assessing the utility of 15N natural abundance measurements of the soil microbial biomass as an index of soil N transformations. The successful candidate also will conduct plant and soil research associated with a wide array of other projects being conducted by members of the laboratory research group, as well as be responsible for the management of the Ecosystem Ecology laboratory under the direction of Dr. Hart. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Soil Science, or closely related field, OR, Four years research experience in one of these fields. Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preference will be given to applicants that have had previous experience as a member in or a manager of an analytical research laboratory in the environmental sciences. Salary $25k-$29k plus benefits. For more information or to apply, see the full job description. For additional details, please contact Dr. Stephen C. Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-523-6637). Posted: 7/19/05.
North Carolina State University: We are hiring a full time research technician in the laboratories of Dr. Fred Gould and Dr. Astrid Groot at the Department of Entomology. The succesful candidate will be working in a laboratory of population and evolutionary genetics, focusing on interspecific and intraspecific variation in the sexual communication of two heliothine moth species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). The responsibilities include breeding lines from different regions, maintaining colonies, green house experiments, and possibly field work. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelors degree in biology or related field and some laboratory research experience. Anticipated starting date: March 15, 2006. To apply, please send your resume and a list of three references including telephone number and email address to: Scott Bowdridge, email@example.com. Posted: 2/20/06.
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center: We are interested in hiring a field technician from January to May 2006 with the potential for an extension. The technician will participate in a disease ecology study of elk in the Pinedale region of Wyoming. Tasks will include sample collection, assisting in elk capture operations, and data entry/management. Pay will depend upon the experience of the applicant. Previous experience working with wildlife or on field ecology projects are a plus. Technicians should be prepared to work in difficult but beautiful conditions in the Wind River and Grand Teton ranges. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Paul Cross at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, MT (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/25/05.
Northrop Grumman Corporation: - Federal Enterprise Solutions has an immediate opening for a skilled and experienced Remote Sensing Analyst. This position contracts for the Bureau of Land Management's Oregon State Office in Portland, OR. The requirements for this position are as follows: Three or more years of related experience or a combination of formal study and related experience. Interact closely and provide support to natural resource managers incorporating various remote sensing and GIS applications into long and short-term ecological and land management investigations occurring at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Demonstrate knowledge of project management, medium and high resolution image interpretation, data archive formats, metadata, spatial analysis, and ecological modeling. Proficient with ArcGIS and Erdas Imagine geographic software. Familiarity with other software applications including eCognition, ENVI, and SAS preferred. Ability to work independently to develop project methodologies following detailed instruction. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Provide updates, status, and completion information to manager, problem request tracking system, and/or users, via voice mail, e-mail, or in-person communication. Plan and conduct quality control tests and/or experiments on GIS and geospatial applications, analyze results, and prepare detailed reports of findings. Send resume to: Attn: GC - Remote Sensing Analyst, Northrop Grumman, C/O BLM-OSO-OR 955, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208, or FAX to: (503)808-6374, or email OR_Northrop_Grumman@blm.gov. Posted: 9/30/05.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: The Environmental Sciences Division is seeking a Post-Masters Fellow for a two-year appointment. The successful candidate will compile, standardize, gap-fill, and analyze data relevant to the impacts of land management on terrestrial carbon dynamics. An initial focus will be placed on agricultural systems. The candidate will be expected to conduct extensive literature reviews, develop relational databases that archive and query the compiled data, and analyze data for trends in carbon stock changes related to land management and historical changes in regional climate. This position is co-funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information and Analysis Center. The successful fellowship candidate will: have a master's degree within the last five years with experience in environmental sciences and computational sciences; an understanding of carbon cycle dynamics between soils, plants, and atmosphere; skills in complex database development and documentation; skills in webpage and internet development. Additional experience with statistical analysis and geographic information systems is also considered useful for this position. Willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary environment is required. Preferred starting date is January 3, 2006 or earlier if possible. Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume, copies of academic transcripts, a statement of interest and qualifications, and a list of 3 or more references by October 31, 2005 to Dr. Tristram O. West, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6335, or e-mail to email@example.com. Please reference the position title and number (ORNL-28-ESD) when corresponding about this position. This appointment will be offered through the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Energy (ORISE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postmaster's Research Participation Program. Posted: 9/27/05.
Oceana, Inc.: Deep Sea Science Intern (Summer 2006). Oceana seeks an intern who will work closely with Science Division staff on researching fisheries and deep-sea habitats. The intern will focus on requesting and analyzing data from NOAA Fisheries, mining scientific papers for data, and working with GIS maps. Other duties may include conducting literature reviews, contacting scientists, researching deep-sea technology, and assisting staff on other projects. The ideal candidate has: * Skill and interest in data analysis and statistics * Expertise with databases in Microsoft Access and Excel * Expertise with GIS mapping in ArcView 8.0 or 9.0 * Bachelor's or Master's degree in biology or marine science * Proven flexibility, communications, and ability to work as part of a team * Organized working style and attention to detail * Familiarity with fisheries science. Interns should be available to work a minimum of 30 hours a week for 3-6 months. Interns receive a stipend and/or academic credit for their internship. Recent graduates and graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Summer internship begins in May or June 2006. Applications are currently being reviewed as they arrive, please apply by April 3. Send your cover letter and resume by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject Line: Science Internship; fax 202-833-2070 or mail: Oceana, ATTN: Science Intern Resumes, 2501 M Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20037. No phone calls please. Posted: 3/15/06.
Oceana, Inc.: We are currently seeking a Marine Wildlife Scientist to serve as a key member of the Science Division, to provide substantive scientific support to the Division and play a substantive role on Oceana campaign and project teams. Will play a key role in, and may have primary responsibility for, researching Oceana's major campaign topics, developing policy initiatives, and preparing Oceana scientific reports. The position requires extensive outside contact, particularly with research scientists and representatives of other organizations. Qualifications: Master's degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as marine biology, oceanography, or conservation biology required. Excellent writing, editing, communication, organizational and research skills essential. Familiarity with marine wildlife issues required; familiarity with marine ecology or fisheries bycatch issues desired. Proficiency with Windows-based applications (MS Office Suite preferred). GIS proficiency preferred. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Qualified applicants please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Oceana, Inc., via e-mail (email@example.com) Subject Line: MARINE WILDLIFE SCIENTIST; fax (202-833-2070) or mail 2501 M Street, NW - Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Posted: 11/15/05.
Ohio State University: A research associate is needed to assist with the management and the research conducted in the wetland and stream biogeochemistry lab. The research associate will be principally involve in an NSF funded project looking at the effect of plant diversity on carbon cycle in freshwater wetlands. Duties will include assisting with field sampling and laboratory analysis. In addition, duties will also include assisting with a range of other projects, all related to carbon and nitrogen cycling in aquatic ecosystems. Finally, the research assistant will help supervise a number of analyses routinely conducted in the lab. We are seeking to hire someone with a Masters degree in natural resources, environmental science, ecology, or related field. The position will be excellent for a new graduate who seek to obtain additional research experience. Experience in laboratory analyses related to biogeochemistry is preferable. Starting pay is $27k per year + benefits. This is a temporary position (one year) with the expectation to transfer into a permanent position. Position is available immediately and opened until filled. Please send letter of interest and resume by mail or email to: Virginie Bouchard, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus Ohio 43210 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/21/06.
Oregon Department of State Lands: we are recruiting for 2 full time seasonal (May - October 2006) Range Techs. Duties will primarily include rangeland inventory/assessment, livestock monitoring and mapping. We anticipate hiring around first of May. For specific information about this position, please contact Randy Weist (541-388-6456, email@example.com). For the full announcement, search for Announcement Number LE050268 at http://www.oregonjobs.org/. Posted: 3/6/06.
Oregon State University: Duration: Mid April to August. The Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center (ORNHIC), in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy, is conducting a comprehensive inventory of Willamette Valley oak vegetation in support of conservation and restoration goals. The field botanist/ecologist will survey plant communities occurring throughout the Willamette Valley. Field data will support an oak community classification and mapping effort. Position is based out of Portland, but may require travel and camping for several days at a time. Botanical experience and knowledge of Willamette Valley vegetation is beneficial. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others is necessary. Some training will be provided. Pay: 10/hr. Email CV and letter to: Arne Buechling (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/24/06.
Oregon State University: Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist, Department of Forest Science, Position number: 002-1058. For the full position announcement, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. The Faculty Research Assistant will assist senior research personnel in ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of atmospheric gases (CO2 and H2O), focused on ecosystem carbon and water cycling. Duties will include (1) design, construction, installation, maintenance and calibration of micrometeorological instruments and meteorological stations (2) data downloads, preliminary analysis, and quality checks, and (3) interaction with site investigators. Field work will amount to several one-week trips per year plus more frequent travel to maintain continuous measurements (~2 days every two weeks) at the three Metolius and Mary's River AmeriFlux sites. Responsibilities include development of new instrumentation, installation of instruments during field campaigns (e.g. subcanopy flux systems), routine instrument maintenance and calibration, data download and quality checks, and preliminary analysis. Requirements include a Master of Science degree in micrometeorology, biometeorology, environmental physics, engineering, or related fields or equivalent experience. Demonstrated experience with eddy covariance measurement techniques, (2) preliminary analysis of eddy covariance and meteorological data, (3) data logger and computer programming (Campbell Scientific loggers; Splus or C), (4) electronics, weather station maintenance, solar power (5) strong communication and quantitative skills, and (6) self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as ability and willingness to work closely with site investigators. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is preferred. Full time (1.00 FTE) fixed-term position with an initial appointment of 1 year and potential for repeated renewal, subject to satisfactory performance. For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by February 21, 2006. In the letter, please explain how your experience, training, and professional goals will apply to this project. Mail to: Ryan Hink, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-7501 (email: email@example.com). Posted: 2/8/06.
Oregon State University: Two Forest Ecology field crew positions are available to assist with 2 long-term ecological studies in the forests of western Oregon. The field crew will participate in vegetation studies as part of the: 1. Density Management Study (DMS). The DMS was designed to investigate whether thinning at various densities can accelerate development of late-successional characteristics in managed young forests (40-70 yrs). 2. Young Stand Management Study (YSMS). The YSMS was designed to investigate pathways to manage young Douglas-fir plantations (5-20 yrs) for a combination of revenue production and older forest structures. Field sites for both studies are located in the western Oregon Coast Range and western Cascade Foothills. The field crew will establish and sample permanent plots to characterize pre- and post-treatment response of vegetation to harvest treatments. Responsibilities will include: locating and installing plots; identifying and estimating abundance of herbs, shrubs and vascular plants; measuring overstory trees; measuring coarse woody debris; and characterizing substrate. The field crew positions are best suited to upper-level undergraduates or recent graduates who are interested in continuing work and/or studies in forest ecology or forestry. The nature of the work requires extended periods in the field (typically 4, 10 hr days). The crew will be based in Corvallis, OR. Lodging will not be provided in Corvallis. Hotel lodging or camping gear/accommodations and per diem will be provided to the crew during the work week, when work is not near Corvallis. Qualifications: Previous field experience in sampling forest overstory and understory vegetation or other vegetation; familiarity with the flora of western Oregon and/or ability to utilize taxonomic keys. We seek individuals who are attentive to detail, can work long hours under strenuous field conditions (e.g., steep slopes, dense vegetation, and inclement weather), are flexible and can work cooperatively with others. Salary: $11-12/hr, depending on qualifications and past experience, plus per diem for overnights. Duration: March 6 – June or July 2006 (end date flexible). Closing Date: For full consideration: February 17, 2006, or until positions have been filled. To apply send the following: * Cover letter that includes your qualifications, work-related interests, and your dates of availability; * Resume; * Names of two references with telephone and email contact information; * Copies of unofficial college transcripts. Send to: Carrie Berger, Department of Forest Science, 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331. FAX: (541) 737-1393. Electronic applications are encouraged and can be sent to Carrie.Berger@oregonstate.edu. Posted: 1/30/06.
Pacific Biodiversity Institute: We have an opening for a field ecologist/botanist to assist with field research on desert ecosystems and native grass communities in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Physical fitness must be adequate for long days of hiking in rough terrain. Must be able to commit fully to two field survey seasons – mid-October to late November 2005, and March to April 2006. Adequate knowledge of Sonoran Desert or southwestern U.S. flora is desired. Prior vegetation sampling and/or field botany experience desired. Pay will be sliding scale based on experience/qualifications and the ability to commit to the full term of surveys ($8 - $15 /hour). Some travel and food costs will be covered. You must have personal camping equipment. Prospective Survey Dates: October 10 – November 22, 2005; March 6 – April 24, 2006. 2 positions are open. If interested contact Peter Morrison or Hans Smith at Pacific Biodiversity Institute, or send cover letter and resume to Pacific Biodiversity Institute, PO Box 298, Winthrop WA, 98862. (509) 996-2490 (Winthrop, WA), (541) 343-0955 (Eugene, OR), (509) 996-3378, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/7/05.
Pennsylvania State University: Lab Manager Position: Manage a soil characterization cluster laboratory that provides analytical instrumentation and equipment necessary for research and teaching in the areas of soil chemistry, fertility, physics, pedology, and hydropedology. This multi-function, multi-user facility is located within the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and provides support for interdisciplinary systems research, providing faculty, staff, and students access to common and cutting edge research tools. Must apply soon, position opens Dec. 9. MS degree required. More information. Posted: 12/8/05.
PRBO Conservation Science: Wetlands Ecology Division Research Internship, 01 April to 31 August 2006. One field assistant needed for the Western Snowy Plover Recovery Project within Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California. Duties include locating, protecting, and monitoring Snowy Plover nests at three locations within the park; participation in late night/early morning work to help identify potential predators and determine the presence/absence of selected plover broods; outreach and education of park visitors; and participation in the training and supervision of volunteers. Skills required: ability to work independently, capacity to make good observations, patience, maintaining a detailed daily field notebook, and good communication. Good bird ID skills are helpful but not essential. The position requires good physical condition, walking an average of five miles per day on uneven sandy beaches, occasionally carrying heavy loads up to 35 lbs. Work days vary between five to ten hours per day, five to seven days per week. Experience with data entry using MS Access a plus. A functioning pair of binoculars, reliable vehicle, current proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license is needed. Mileage is reimbursed at the rate of 42 cents/mile. Compensation: a monthly stipend of $1000 plus housing. This is a shared house and the ability to get along well with others and participate in weekly house meetings and chores is mandatory. Please email a letter of interest describing previous experience with field research, a resume, and contact information for three references (Please note if applying to other positions within PRBO) to Kate Peterlein at email@example.com or call with questions at 415-868-0371 ext. 304. Posted: 1/19/06.
Purdue University: Summer Field Technicians are needed to study Swamp Sparrow population dynamics at restored and natural wetlands in Wisconsin. Duties include mist-netting, banding, nest searching and monitoring, bird surveys, and measuring habitat variables. Study sites are located in Columbia and Dodge counties, approximately 30-45 minutes north of Madison. Work will begin early (6 am) and will involve extensive hiking through dense wetland vegetation and shallow water. Prior experience with wetland bird identification, mist netting and banding, and/or wetland plant identification is desirable. Two full-time field assistants are preferred but work schedules are flexible and could range from 20 to 40 hrs/wk. The pay rate is $10 per hour. Field assistants must have binoculars and will be responsible for their own housing and transportation. Carpooling to field sites may be possible. Preferred position dates are May 1 to July 28. To apply, send your resume, a description of relevant experience, and the names and phone numbers of two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Coates, Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907. Positions open until filled. Posted: 3/20/06.
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 in southeastern Ontario. Nest searching ability is extremely important. Strong applicants will also have experience in some or all of the following areas: bird observation, territory mapping, following color-banded birds, 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 ($400/wk), 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 two references to Matthew Reudink, Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, or e-mail to email@example.com by 30 March 2006. Posted: 12/19/05.
Rice University: Lab/Field Technician, ecology and evolution of plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions. Two newly established labs at Rice are looking for a shared technician, to start immediately or by March 1, 2006. Duties will include both labwork and fieldwork examining the ecology and evolution of plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions. Candidates should have B.A./B.S. in biology and some hands-on experience in field and/or lab biology. Training will be provided, but experience with DNA techniques (PCR, sequencing) and/or microbial methods (endophytic or mycorrhizal fungi) is a bonus. The position is classified as full-time, temporary (6-24 months). Salary is in the range $1600-$2080 per month depending on experience. This position would be an excellent fit for someone planning on graduate study in ecology & evolutionary biology, as there will be the opportunity to gain experience in a number of research areas and to coauthor papers. Please send a resume and contact information for three references by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post (K. Whitney/J. Rudgers, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, MS 170, Rice University, Houston TX 77251-1892). Positon open until filled. Posted: 1/30/06.
Rice University: Two research positions are available from mid-April to July 2006 to assist in the study of the specialized 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 15 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; email@example.com. Posted: 1/6/06.
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: The RMBL, a 501c3 non-profit founded in 1928 and dedicated to protecting the environment through research and education, is searching for an Operations Manager (OM). This is a year round position. The OM will live onsite in Gothic, CO in the summer and oversee operations, including the physical plant, dining hall, and environmental education program. During the winter the OM will manage the office, produce publications, oversee outreach activities, and plan for the upcoming year. The OM will need strong organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to learn and absorb information rapidly. Applicants should have at least a Bachelor's Degree, preferably with a background in biology. The OM will need to know or learn Excel, Word, Quark, Publisher, and Ebase. Salary $28-$30,000 DOE plus 10% retirement and two weeks vacation. For more information see the full job ad or email Ian Billick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send cover letter and resume including contact information for three references to Operation Managers Search, RMBL, PO Box 519, Crested Butte, CO 81224 or by email to email@example.com. The application deadline is Dec. 1 and the position will begin on or after January 15. Posted: 10/19/05.
Rutgers University: Staff ecologist needed to help design and implement urban restoration ecology projects. Knowledge of field botany or biology/restoration ecology principles and experience working in research or ecological teams needed. Must have B.A. or B.S. degree in biology or related field (M.S. preferred). Travel throughout the NY/NJ region for field work. Strong verbal/written/computer skills required. Please mail resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/8/05.
Rutgers University: Research technician to work on interactions between invasive and native plants in the field, greenhouse and lab at Rutgers. Work will concentrate on root interaction and community ecology and will take place in various natural and semi-natural setting in New Jersey (mostly wetlands, although even some desert work might be involved!). Start date is somewhat flexible, with November to December being ideal. Tasks include general lab management, field, lab and greenhouse work, and some supervision of graduates and undergraduates. Needless to say, I need a very conscientious, creative and very independent person. Previous research experience in organismal biology and field community ecology in particular is preferred. Please send an electronic copy of your resume/CV, a paragraph with brief statement career goals, and the names and contact of two to three references to Claus Holzapfel (email@example.com). Position open until filled. Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions. Posted: 9/27/05.
San Jose State University: Botany Technician (Instructional Support Technician III, $3,754 - $4,300/month) The Botany Technician, through management of greenhouses and the botany garden, primarily serves the teaching program, providing plants for lab classes in plant taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, ecology and communities, as well as the majors' beginning classes in plant and cell biology. The Botany Technician maintains botany teaching labs, prep rooms, and garden; oversees work of student assistants and volunteers in the botany area. Work includes 24/7 responsibility for managing and maintaining all plant-growing facilities. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Plant Biology or related discipline. A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in related discipline is preferred. Thorough knowledge of general botany concepts, including plants, plant taxonomy, phenology, and ecology, and procedures used in botany classes. Extensive and thorough knowledge of horticulture, including greenhouse management, plant growth and propagation. Strong communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Ability to troubleshoot problems and perform minor repairs and calibration on standard laboratory equipment. Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of state, federal, and university policies and procedures. Full announcement at http://www.sjsu.edu/hr (position 012300) First Screening Date: 3/3/06. Posted: 2/21/06.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: A research assistant position is available for a project to establish a geographical species database of marine coastal species inhabiting the waters of southern New England in the vicinity of Cape Cod. The position is for one year and involves conversion of data collected in an early 20th century study of Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay into an electronic database and updating these data with those collected in more recent studies of the region. The position involves conversion and entry of the data into an electronic database that will allow use by GIS systems, researching and updating the taxonomic identifications of the species, coordination with international agencies to insure compatibility with other biodiversity databases, and researching and incorporating data from more recent studies of the region. The position is based at SERC but may require some travel. Please send a letter of application, statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Richard Osman, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, PO Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 1/30/06.
Smithsonian Marine Station: The Benthic Ecology Lab at SMS is looking for a Summer Intern for 8-12 weeks who can help process benthic samples collected in the Indian River Lagoon, 20-40 working hours per week. Fellowship available. For further details please contact Dr. Bjorn Tunberg or Michelle Stephens at 772-465-6630 (ext. 108 or 128). Starting date: as soon as possible. Posted: 5/15/06.
Stanford University: Field Research Assistants (2) needed for continuation of long-term studies of bird responses to fire and fuels management and riparian bird community dynamics in the mountains of central Nevada. Primary duties include daily morning surveys (point counts) and vegetation sampling at survey locations. Great opportunity to explore these little-known, spectacular mountain ranges (Toiyabe, Toquima, Monitor, and Shoshone). Duration approximately eight weeks (22 May through mid July) with few days off, but some afternoons free. Research assistants will work independently and in small teams (two-three), with field vehicle provided. Camping at primitive field sites will be the norm, with occasional access to small-town motels or Forest Service housing with hot shower and basic kitchen facilities. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to work independently in rugged and remote locations, and willing to work long hours as necessary. Applicants also must possess good organizational skills, including ability to collect and maintain accurate hard-copy data records, and a valid driver's license with a good driving record (off-road and 4WD experience strongly preferred). Sense of humor, patience, and proof of health insurance required. Applicants must have demonstrated experience and proficiency in identification of western birds by sight and sound; preference given for bachelor's or advanced degree in biology, ecology, or related field. Compensation $3000-$4000, negotiable and dependent on experience. Send cover letter and resume or CV (with names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references) to BOTH Erica Fleishman (email@example.com), Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University AND David Dobkin (firstname.lastname@example.org), High Desert Ecological Research Institute, Bend, OR. Posted: 3/16/06.
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry: We are hiring a seasonal forest crew leader and crew to collect forest monitoring data in Acadia National Park and national historic parks of the northeastern US. This is the first year of a long-term monitoring program documenting forest condition at 8 northeastern National Parks. One position is for a crew leader (about 15 weeks with compensation of $15 per hour). Two positions are for crew members (12 weeks, up to $10 per hour). All positions begin in mid- to late-May 2006. The crew leader and crew will be stationed at Acadia National Park in Maine for approximately the first 6 weeks of the season, and will travel to national historic parks elsewhere in the northeast for the rest of the summer. A travel allowance will be available. Additional tasks for the crew leader and crew may include data entry and QA/QC of data collected. For crew leader, experience collecting forest data and identifying northeastern flora is required. Previous experience leading a crew or supervising field technicians is desirable. For all positions, applicants should enjoy working outdoors in a variety of conditions and have some training or experience in forest ecology. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for crew positions. If interested, please email a brief cover letter, a resume, contact information for three references and/or any questions about the positions to Geri Tierney, email@example.com. Posted: 2/16/06.
Tall Timbers Research Station: Fire Ecology Technician. We are seeking a field ecologist with experience in GIS to help implement a 3-year grant to ground- truth satellite data to estimate wildland fire burn severity and fire perimeters. Work will involve both field and laboratory research. The Fire Ecology Technician will work closely with the Fire Ecologist in implementing the project. Research will be conducted in the Apalachicola National Forest and at Tall Timbers Research Station, near Tallahassee, Florida. Qualifications: (1) Masters degree in ecology or related field preferred, Bachelors with applicable experience considered, (2) experience with prescribed fire and/or fire-dependent ecosystems, (3) willingness to work in rugged outdoor environments, (4) experience with GIS, preferably ArcGIS, (5) training in statistics and statistical software, (5) southeastern plant identification skills desirable, (6) ability to write reports and manuscripts. Salary: Approximately $32k plus benefits. The Fire Ecology Technician will be hired for three years to assist the Fire Ecologist in implementing a project to improve remote sensing technology for assessing wildland fire severity and documenting the spatial extent of fires. Work will entail compiling and processing GIS layers, measuring fuels and forest community characteristics in the field, data processing, GIS and statistical analyses, and writing annual and final reports. Field work will be in longleaf and slash pinelands and in cypress forests. Other duties will include assisting with implementation of Fire Ecology Program research, including prescribed burning, fuel measurement, laboratory work, etc. The Technician will be expected to work independently and without direct supervision much of the time. To Apply: Submit by mail or e-mail CV, transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers for two references to: Kevin Robertson, Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin July 10, 2006 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Work can begin as early as September 1, 2006. Posted: 6/27/06.
Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage: The Natural Heritage Inventory Program anticipates hiring a working level full-time Environmental Specialist 3 to support the tracking of rare plant species in TN. The successful candidate will function as the Natural Heritage Botanist and report to and be supervised by the program manager. The successful candidate will assist the program in rare plant identification, botanical information management, floristic data collection, field inventories, publishing the Tennessee Rare Plant List, issuing Endangered Plant Propagator's Licenses, and assisting with environmental review as it relates to rare plants. The position will be stationed in Nashville, TN. Start: Fall/Winter 2005. The salary range for the position is $2,786 to $3,317 per month plus state benefits package. Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, botany or other acceptable field and two years of fulltime professional environmental program work. Qualifying fulltime environmental program experience may substitute for the required education, on a year for year basis, to a maximum of four years. Graduate coursework in environmental science, biology, plant ecology, botany or other acceptable field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year for year basis, to a maximum of one year (24 semester hours is equivalent to one year), or two years fulltime professional environmental program work with the State of TN. This position requires a knowledge of the flora of the TN region, plant ecology, plant conservation biology, and plant taxonomy. Experience with field identification, plant collection, use of technical botanical manuals or other taxonomic materials is a must. Experience with using GPS, GIS, and computer databases is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to work long hours in difficult terrain and travel overnight. Application: Any interested candidate should send a resume, transcripts, writing sample, references and completed state application for the Environmental Specialist 3 position to the Division of Natural Heritage at the address listed below. Specifications and Qualifications for the Environmental Specialist 3 position can be found here (pdf) and application form here (pdf). Deadline: September 15, 2005. Any questions may be directed to Roger McCoy (email@example.com) or Reggie Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Division of Natural Heritage. Phone: (615) 532-0431. Posted: 7/29/05.
Teton Science Schools: Field Assistants-Climate Pattern Study (2) - Needed June-October 2006 to collect tree cores and data on species composition and stand condition in the Upper Snake River watershed in western Wyoming. Duties include extracting cores from coniferous trees, identifying trees to species and assessing forest stand condition. Some GIS work may also be required. All applicants must have excellent attention to detail, willingness to work long hours in backcountry conditions and a positive attitude. Preference will be given to applicants with backcountry, GIS, and forestry/tree ring experience. Competitive salary, housing and field vehicles provided. Please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for references to Embere Hall, Conservation Research Center, Teton Science Schools, Jackson WY. Email applications only to email@example.com; (307) 734-8725 x115. Posted: 5/11/06.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Program Specialist II-V (Coastal Ecologist I-IV). Under the direction of the Coastal Conservation program leader, the Coastal Ecologist functions as member of a coast-wide team of scientists who investigate, review, assess and comment on development projects and severe environmental perturbations which threaten fish, wildlife and habitat. More information. Posted: 3/8/06.
Texas Tech University: Molecular Ecology Technician. As part of ongoing landscape genetics research, a technician is needed to conduct laboratory work associated with the study of habitat utilization patterns and genetic structuring in swift fox (Vulpes velox) populations. The successful candidate will utilize standard laboratory techniques (e.g., electrophoresis, PCR, sequencing) to extract and amplify nuclear and mitochondrial DNA from scat, blood, hair and tissue samples. Candidates familiar with laboratory work specifically of a molecular nature are highly preferred, but inexperienced applicants which have previously exhibited a high level of motivation and adeptness at learning new skills will be considered. The successful applicant will also be responsible for data entry in both Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. Must be self-motivated, patient, work well with others, exhibit attention to detail, and have good communication and organizational skills. To apply, submit a resume or CV, cover letter and contact information for 3 references. Please be certain to specifically describe any previous laboratory experience. Email applications are strongly encouraged. Applications will be reviewed as received, so early submission of application materials is recommended. Salary: $1600/month ($10/hr for 40 hrs/week). Position duration (somewhat negotiable): 10 April 2006 through 15 September 2006. Last date to Apply: 10 March 2006. Contact: Doni Schwalm, Texas Tech University, Dept. of Range, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Box 42125, Lubbock, TX 79409-2125. 806.252.6074, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/23/06.
The Nature Conservancy: We are hiring (a) 2 summer field technicians to assist with amphibian surveys, (b) 2 summer field technicians and 1 summer field technician crew leader to assist with headwater stream surveys, and (c) 3 summer field technicians to assist with understory and overstory vegetation surveys at the Ellsworth Creek Preserve in southwestern Washington. The preserve, located in southwestern Washington, harbors the entire Ellsworth Creek watershed as well as adjacent estuary and forest habitat. This preserve includes nearly 300 acres of remnant old-growth forest surrounded by approximately 7000 acres of younger forest that was intensively managed for timber production prior to Conservancy ownership. The Conservancy is now conducting extensive research to investigate methods of restoring late-successional characteristics in the younger forests. Most surveys will be conducted in streams withing the young (5-80 years) forests of the watershed. Work will require long days in the field, hiking with heavy equipment over steep, rugged terrain and through dense vegetation. More information on these positions can be found at: http://nature.org/careers/. Browse for Science Technician I - Amphibians (Ellsworth Creek, WA), Science Technician I - Streams (Ellsworth Creek, WA), Science Technician I - Streams Crew Leader (Ellsworth Creek, WA), or Science Technician I - Plants (Ellsworth Creek, WA). Crews will be based out of Astoria, Oregon. Close date: April 7, 2006. Posted: 3/13/06.
The Nature Conservancy of Washington: seeking several seasonal field technicians to assist with collection of pre-treatment vegetation, stream habitat, and amphibian data for a watershed restoration study being conducted at TNC's Ellsworth Creek Preserve in southwestern Washington. Ellsworth Creek is a coastal forested watershed consisting of approximately 300 acres of old-growth forest surrounded by approximately 7000 acres of younger forest that was intensively managed for timber production prior to Conservancy ownership. The Conservancy is now conducting extensive research to investigate scientifically sound methods of restoring late-successional characteristics and function in the younger forests. The following positions are available: Science Technician I - Plants (3 positions); Science Technician I - Amphibians (2 positions); Science Technician I - Streams (2 positions); and Science Technician I - Stream Crew Leader (1 position). We seek committed and enthusiastic individuals willing to work long hours in harsh conditions, including steep and heavily vegetated terrain and inclement weather. Although field work will be at Ellsworth Creek, crews will be based out of Astoria, Oregon (the closest major town and site of the Ellsworth Creek field office). Full job descriptions and application instructions can be found at: http://www.nature.org/careers/ (Browse careers for the 'Science Technician I' job titles listed above). Posted: 2/2/06.
USDA ARS: Biological Sciences (Plants) Research Technician GS 07/08/09, Reno, NV. Application Deadline: June 09, 2006. We seek highly motivated applicants interested in investigating challenging research questions with application to important issues in rangeland and riparian management and restoration. The Research Technician participates fully in all phases of the research process as a member of an interdisciplinary team, which addresses questions on the ecology and ecophysiology of invasive and native plant species in riparian areas and other Great Basin ecosystems. Current projects include the effect of the leaf beetle on tamarix ecophysiology, the effects of global climate change on Great Basin ecosystems and the effects of invasive species on ecohydrology. Diverse new projects will continue to develop over time. This position requires both field and laboratory research, including collecting data, analyzing samples, and maintaining accurate records and instrumentation. Experience with plant ecophysiological methods both in the field and laboratory are highly desirable. This position is a full-time Federal USDA-ARS appointment based in Reno, NV, on the campus of the University of Nevada at Reno. Field work at a variety of sites in Nevada and California, and possibly sites in other countries is required. Reno is close to the Sierras, Lake Tahoe and a diverse array of Great Basin habitats. This job is listed on USAJOBS under Announcement Number: ARS-D6W-0244. For more information please directly contact: Dr. Keirith Snyder (email@example.com; 775-784-6057 ext. 224). The application must be submitted to the government contact person listed on the official job announcement. In addition, the applicant is encouraged to send your resume directly to: Dr. Keirith Snyder (via email or fax) firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 775-784-1712. Posted: 5/23/06.
USDA Forest Service: We have an immediate need for field technicians for an ongoing project to evaluate the effects of OHV use and other forms of recreation on a variety of wildlife species and their habitat. Employer: Sierra Nevada Research Center, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. Location: Stanislaus National Forest. Job Title: Biological Technician (Wildlife). Employment Duration: 3-4 months (May – August 2005, exact dates vary by position). Immediate Openings: 1 crew leader and 1-2 field technicians with the following expertise: Passerine Bird surveys: (late May – July; 1 position) point counts, nest searching and monitoring; requires knowledge of Western forest birds by sight and sound and/or experience nest searching. Recreational use sampling: (May – August; 1-2 positions) visual encounter surveys, acoustic monitoring systems, and remote trail monitoring systems; experience collecting recreation data is preferred. Pay: $12.72/hr (GS-0404-04) – $15.87/hr (GS-0404-06), depending on education and experience. The project is based on the Calveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest. Work will occur largely in forested habitats from 5500 – 8000' in elevation. Terrain is rugged and may require extensive hiking off-trail in remote locations with a loaded pack. Car camping or backpacking may be required. Applicants should anticipate long and physically demanding days; steep terrain; dense habitat; and mosquitoes. Qualified applicants must be enthusiastic, in good physical condition, able to work independently and with others, able to work for long hours, and confident navigating through difficult terrain using map and compass. Proof of U.S. citizenship and possession of a valid driver’s license are required. Students are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information regarding the above positions, please send a brief note of inquiry to the contacts below (email inquiries preferred). Lori Campbell (lcampbell at fs.fed.us), OHV Study, Sierra Nevada Research Center, 2121 Second St., Suite A-101, Davis, CA 95616. Please include the subject line "2006 OHV Study positions" in your email inquiry. In the inquiry, please indicate the positions in which you are interested and whether you are currently a full-time student and are returning to school in the fall. Posted: 5/19/06.
USDA Forest Service: The Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Sciences Laboratory in Reno, NV (aka Great Basin Ecology Lab) is recruiting for 8 seasonal technicians to help conduct field studies in central NV. Work includes sampling vegetation and soils in central Nevada laboratory processing of the collected materials, and data entry. Hours: Full time (40 hrs/wk) Temporary, not to exceed 6 months. Qualifications: Interest in working with plants required, knowledge of native Nevada plant species desirable. Familiarity with field plant and soil data collection techniques and lab processing techniques. Computer skills, especially MS Excel. Good physical condition, including ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions. This will include hiking long distances in rough terrain with sampling gear and samples. Low-impact camping skills. Availability for extended field work, up to five days (usually Monday-Friday). Good driving record. Some experience with 4WD vehicles is desirable. There are 4 position announcements for these positions please apply to all that you meet the qualifications for: ADS06-RMRS-4252-0065DT, ADS06-RMRS-4252-0066DT, ADS06-RMRS-4252-0067DT, ADS06-RMRS-4252-0068DT. The job announcements can be viewed at USAjobs To apply contact: Paul Poplett (970-498-1160, email@example.com). In addition some of the positions will be filled via the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) program. If you are a student currently enrolled and continuing enrollment at an accredited university or college. Please contact Cheryl Nowak (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information or send a resume, a list of three references and a copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine). These positions will be based out of Ely, NV. Limited housing is available on a first come first serve basis for a minimal cost. Closing Date: 3/20/2006. Posted: 3/13/06.
USDA Forest Service: The Bearlodge Ranger District in Sundance, Wyoming will soon be hiring for hydrologic technician positions (GS-5 and GS-7) for Summer 2006. We are planning on hiring one GS-7 technician to run field crews and five GS-5 positions who will perform field surveys. Surveys will include: soil disturbance, slope stability, connected disturbed areas, stream health, and soil productivity for multiple projects (timber, fuels, and range). The field season will likely last from April 1 to September 31 --although shorter duration employment will be considered. These positions have duties on the North Zone of the Black Hills National Forest (Bearlodge and Northern Hills Ranger Districts). Students are encouraged to send a resume directly to the North Zone Hydrologist (see contact info below). For those without student status or who will not be returning to school in the fall, there will soon be an open position announcement posted on the USAJobs website. Basic qualifications for hydro tech positions can be found on USAjobs. Contacts: Kim Morales, North Zone hydrologist, (307-283-1361 email@example.com); Elizabeth Krueger, North Zone planner, (307-283-1361/605-642-4622). Posted: 2/17/06.
USDA Forest Service: We are hiring seasonal biological technicians for a long-term amphibian monitoring program focusing on the Mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) and the Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus). Field work is throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of California. Job location is Sonora, California. Most are approximately 3 months (June-August); several positions may be of longer duration. Eligibility: US citizens at least 18 years of age. These jobs will predominantly consist of field work in the Sierra Nevada at elevations of 5,000-12,000 feet. Primary duties include locating and traveling to selected sample sites; surveying lakes, ponds, meadows, and streams for amphibians; and collecting habitat data. Many of the sites will be remote, requiring backpacking trips of up to 8-days duration. Some office work including data entry and checking is required during the season. Some preparatory office work may be available in early season and data entry or cleanup at the end of the season. We are looking for applicants with a background and/or high level of interest in herpetology and/or aquatic biology who are in good physical condition and willing to endure high altitude, temperature extremes, rough terrain, and the occasional mosquito (ok, maybe thousands). Backpacking and backcountry experience, and experience in amphibian surveys and identification are desired. Ability to get along with crew members for prolonged periods in the backcountry is a must. Apply online You may also view these announcements at USAJOBS. These jobs are competitive so I encourage you to apply to the GS-04 positions as well as the GS-05. Because amphibian expertise comes from multiple disciplines, two separate jobs are posted for each grade. Apply to the one you think you qualify for based on your background. You are welcome to apply to both. Note: Be sure you get a confirmation that your application was received. If you do not receive confirmation by email shortly after you apply, try again. Important: For these jobs, select "Sonora, California" as a location. You must do this to show up on my list. By applying here, you also will be eligible for many Biological Technician jobs nationwide. The Job announcements numbers are: ADS04-WOFSJOBS-005DT, ADS04-WOFSJOBS-007DT, ADS04-WOFSJOBS-004DT, ADS04-WOFSJOBS-006DT, In addition (important), please send your resume (email or paper copy resumes are fine) and contact information for three references to: Cathy Brown, Amphibian Monitoring Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, PO Box 245, Berkeley, CA 94701. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone calls. Closing Date: 02/10/2005. Posted: 1/19/06.
USDA Forest Service: Research Technician Positions (GS-3 & GS-4), Vinton Furnace Experimental Forest, Ohio. Full-time technicians [temporary] needed for an eastern hardwoods fire behavior project. Duties will include sampling fuels before and after fires and monitoring fire behavior using a range of technologies (e.g., thermocouples, infrared imaging, gas sensors). Positions will be based at the Vinton Furnace Experimental Forest near McArthur, Ohio, and will soon be advertised on USAJobs. Experimental burns will take place in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. Experience with research methods required, experience with wildland fire (whether prescribed or otherwise) is highly desirable. Successful applicants will be required to have or obtain basic Wildland Fire Fighting Certification (Red Card). For additional information about the project and duties, please contact Matthew Dickinson at 740-368-0096 or email@example.com. Posted: 1/6/06.
USDA Forest Service: Field botanist/biological technician; Grade: 4 or 5 (approximately $11/hr), temporary, late May 2006 - early August (possibly early September); Duty station: Northern Research Station, Morgantown, WV. The selected persons will gather understory data on herbs, shrubs, vines and tree seedlings in the Potomac, Marlington, Greenbrier, and Cheat Ranger Districts of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, in the Ironton District of the Wayne National Forest in Ohio, in the Moshannon State Forest near Dubois, Pennsylvania, and in the West Virginia University Forest in Coopers Rock State Forest near Morgantown, WV. Botanical and taxonomic skills and knowledge of eastern hardwood flora are desirable but not required. A strong interest in plants and willingness to learn over 500 species (including invasive exotics, sedges and grasses) is required. The selected persons will also measure cover, frequency, and density of understory vegetation using different sampling methods. Good orienteering skills are also desired; site selection will be part of two studies. Those selected will also be able to develop additional botanical skills such as collecting, pressing, identifying, mounting plant specimens, and data entry. The selected persons must be willing to relocate to Morgantown, WV; (we can provide some help in locating temporary, cheap housing). They must also be willing to travel extensively (in provided government vehicles), be a licensed driver, and able to drive 4WD vehicles. Willingness to work in rough terrain among hungry insects and arachnids and the occasional poisonous snake or black bear as well as in all kinds of weather is required. Hiking boots, hat, field clothes, and water bottles are required but other field and safety equipment and bug spray will be provided. The person should also work well independently as well as with others. Application Procedure: If you are a student and will be a student next year, please provide a CV/resume, letter from your college/university confirming your student status, and copies of your transcripts to: Dr. Cynthia Huebner, Research Botanist/Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505. Information may also be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not a student or will be graduating in 2006, please send a resume with your contact information to the above address (e-mail is fine too). All non-student applicants will then be provided with information about how to apply electronically using the Forest Service AVUE system. If you need additional information, please call Dr. Huebner at 304-285-1582. We hope to make decisions by April. Posted: 12/16/05.
USDA Forest Service: The Belowground Processes Unit of the Northern Research Station, located in Houghton, Michigan, seeks to fill a permanent, full-time technician level (GS-5) position in forest ecology. The successful applicant will be asked to assist in both field and laboratory work on research projects located primarily in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These projects examine the effects of elevated greenhouse gases, invasive species, forest type and management on biological diversity and ecosystem processes with an emphasis on forest carbon biogeochemistry. The successful applicant will be familiar with common research tools in forest and ecosystem ecology, including both laboratory and field methods, as well as software required to assist with data synthesis and statistical analysis, preparation of technical reports including graphical and tabular data summaries. Travel will be required, particularly during the growing season. Houghton is a small university town located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The community provides cultural opportunities in a beautiful natural setting, with diverse recreational opportunities, including cross-country and downhill skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hunting and fishing. Salary range is $24,677- $32,084. To apply for this position, please go to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ and search for Vacancy Announcement Number: ADS06-NC-HO-016DP. Please direct any questions to Peggy Castillo 651-649-5026; email@example.com. Closing Date: 10/28/2005. Posted: 10/20/05.
USDA Forest Service: The Pacific Southwest Research Station in Redding, CA, is currently accepting applications for two seasonal positions (up to six months), working on a Joint Fire Science Program funded research project investigating fire behavior and fire effects associated with burning masticated fuels. Fuel mastication is increasingly used to chop up brush and small trees to reduce fire hazard, but little information exists about how these mechanically generated fuel beds burn. Duties will include taking data on fuel loading and vegetation at about 10 locations throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon, processing the material in the lab, assisting with small laboratory burns, and potentially taking fire behavior observations on prescribed burns in the field. The crew will get to experience many interesting and often remote forested environments, will gain experience with equipment used to monitor soil temperatures under burns, and will learn how to use fire models to predict fire behavior and effects. Camping for up to a week at a time is a requirement. Some experience with identifying forest tree and shrub species and with forest ecology/fire/fuels research would be helpful. The position is currently open (search USAJOBS for Vacancy Announcement Number: ADS05-PSW-480DT) and applications will be accepted until August 4, 2005. We hope to have the crew working by mid-late September (flexible). Feel free to contact Eric Knapp at (530) 226-2555 for additional information. Posted: 7/28/05.
USDA Forest Service: This is a preliminary announcement for a temporary (6 months, extension dependent on funding), GS-05 Biological Sciences Technician on the Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District in southern Ohio. The job is a crew leader position which will supervise three Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns. The crew leader will set up monitoring plots on and GPS populations of invasive plant species in an area that had been severely burned in a recent wild fire. Once the SCA crew arrives, the crew leader will work with them to mechanical remove populations of invasive species with brush-cutters, hand tools and hand pulling. The crew leader will also conduct post-treatment monitoring after the SCA internships are completed. The position will start mid-August or early September. The position will last six months and may be extended depending on funding and quality of work. Please send a cover letter and resume to Chad Kirschbaum, firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to highlight leadership abilities, management skill and any previous experience working with invasive plants. Please include 3 references. Posted: 7/18/05.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Our Climate Change Division has an opportunity to work as part of the Director's staff. The Climate Change Division (CCD) is responsible for a variety of programmatic and analytical activities. Key areas include: compilation of the US greenhouse gas inventory emissions; breaking down market barriers that limit investment in technologies that reduce methane and other non-CO2 greenhouse gases; leading the international Methane to Markets Partnership; addressing the technical and policy issues related to sequestration and carbon storage; advising US policy makers on domestic and international emissions trading issues for the climate change program; collecting analyzing economic data relating to the climate change program; and working within the inter-agency and international processes to develop US positions on climate change issues. Currently there is a vacancy for a management analyst to be part of the Director's staff working with the Director of the Division and the Director of Communications. The work involves assimilation, organization, analysis and communication of large sets of environmental policy and program materials. You will work with program staff to track progress and report on accomplishments. You will assist the Division Director in the preparation of papers, memoranda, and presentations on the work of the Division for a wide range of internal and external audiences. You will assist the Communications Director in preparation of communication materials, including fact sheets, web content, and similar materials. You will coordinate and collaborate with various groups, including other EPA offices and Federal agencies, on Federal policies, budget development, and other issues regarding Division programs and activities. Must be proficient in producing professional, high-quality copy for a variety of audiences and be flexible and collaborative in the face of multiple priorities and aggressive deadlines. Must possess demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. Must posses demonstrated exceptional writing and communications capabilities. Must be able to convert complex information into easy-to-read and easy-to-understand text for production into articles and web sites. Must also possess demonstrated strong analytical skills and strong team work and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of PowerPoint as well as Internet principles, programming and software a plus. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. This is not an official job application process, but a solicitation for resumes. The job will be announced through EPA's EZ hire employment system. Please submit your resumes to email@example.com by July 25. No phone calls, please. Posted: 6/22/06.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Today is the opening of a two-week announcement period for the prestigious EPA Intern Program (EIP). The EIP is a comprehensive, entry-level, professional, full-time employment and career development program. As a program participant, you will join an intensive two-year program to help you "jump-start" your career and develop your potential for future advancement within the Agency. Attracting and retaining top-notch employees is crucial to the success of EPA. To foster both their personal and professional growth, EIPers participate in a two-year EPA familiarization and career development program. Key components of the program are: - An Orientation Conference held in Washington, DC, to familiarize new EIPers with the Agency; - Multiple rotational assignments, including an opportunity for a two-month rotation to a different geographic location; - Individual Development Plans to serve as road maps for professional and personal development during the program and beyond; - Site visits and group project to introduce the "hands-on" work of the Agency, such as research, monitoring, environmental clean-up, community involvement, compliance, and prevention; - A Graduation Conference, featuring team training and environmental studies; - On-going networking activities. Applications will be accepted on-line through April 7 of 2006. The announcement numbers on the EPA EZHire web site: Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-9: HQ-OARM-OT-2006-17 -FCIP Biologist/Environmental Scientist, GS-401/1301-7/9: HQ-OARM-OT-2006-16 -FCIP Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-7: HQ-OARM-OT-2006-15 for Special Employment Programs (Peace Corps, Americorps, VISTA, People With Disabilities, and Disabled Veterans). You are encouraged to visit these sites early, register, and become familiar with the typical application procedures and job announcements listed. The EIP announcement and procedures will be similar to jobs already posted. Posted: 3/28/06.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: full-time staff position to work on the U.S. national greenhouse gas inventory and related climate change policy issues, focusing on forestry and land use change. This position is with EPA's Climate Change Division in the Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP), located in Washington, D.C. Greenhouse gas inventories are reported internationally under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and are used to monitor and track progress of actions being taken to mitigate global warming. Major Duties: The staff member will serve as a specialist on greenhouse gas inventories and other related technical matters related to greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration, with a focus on land use change and forestry. He or she will work with a team of other EPA and U.S. government inventory and policy experts. He or she will be responsible for assisting in the coordination and development of EPA's greenhouse gas inventory program, improving the methodologies and reporting standards, and preparing and releasing the next annual U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. In addition, he or she will develop quantitative methods and guidance for assessing sequestration activities and reductions in emissions from specific projects. Qualifications: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The applicant should demonstrate expertise in the following areas: An understanding of the science and methods for estimating anthropogenic net greenhouse gas fluxes from forest lands, crop lands, and settlements; Knowledge of biology, botany, and forestry (including experience with field-based measurements); Strong quantitative skills, including expertise in statistics (e.g., sampling and survey methods) Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS); Strong writing and public speaking skills with domestic and international audiences; An understanding of climate change policy issues; Ability to work cooperatively in multi-disciplinary work teams and developing group work products. The applicant must possess a Master's Degree in a quantitative discipline, such as forestry, environmental management, biology, or an equivalent degree. This position ranges from GS-9 to GS-13, depending on qualifications and salary history. If interested, applicants may send a resume and cover letter via email to Mr. Reid Harvey at Harvey.firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not an official job application process, but a solicitation for resumes. The job will be announced through EPA's EZ hire employment system in the future. Posted: 2/15/06.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: seasonal GS 4-7 Range Technicians to work on invasives species control in Montana and Wyoming. These positions are part of the Service's Upper Missouri/Yellowstone/Upper Columbia (MOYOCO) Invasive Species Strike Team. Vacancies are open from 1/25-2/15/06. Incumbent serves as a member of an Invasive Species Strike Team that is based on a National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Implements established natural resource management projects; identifies exotic plant species at the site and assesses the degree of infestation using a GPS receiver to mark location. Uses hand tools, chainsaws, and herbicides to remove or treat identified exotic plants. Determines appropriate amount of chemical needed for treatment and mixes the chemical with a dispersant for use in a spray mechanism. Gathers pre-treatment data, including GPS files, weather information, herbicide type and method, digital photos, and time and data information prior to treatment applications. Makes field observations of exotic plant conditions. Assesses the effectiveness of treatments, evaluates quality assurance compliance and may perform revegetation and/or restoration work such as seeding, planting, and fertilizing. Identifies exotic plants species and is able to distinguish exotic plants from native species. Conducts program outreach and awareness training to the public and refuge staff through visual media presentations, informal talks and/or poster displays. Assists in the preparation of reports, plans and guidelines. Utilizes a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve, analyze, and report data and other resource management information. Installs, operates, and/or maintains equipment such as chainsaws, backpack sprayers, all-terrain vehicles, equipment mounted broadcast sprayers, hand tools, and may be required to tow trailers, etc. Vacancies are posted on USAJOBS. Search for announcements DEU6-06-003, DEU6-06-004, and DEU6-06-005. Please contact Steve Henry (email@example.com) for additional information. Posted: 1/30/06.
U.S. Geological Survey: Jud Harvey and Greg Noe are hiring two short-term (6 months to 2 years) technicians to work on our research projects in the National Research Program of the USGS in Reston, Virginia. Our research focuses on the interactions between hydrology, chemistry, and ecology that affect water quality in rivers, streams, and associated wetlands. Field sites include the Florida Everglades, Louisiana, Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia. Successful applicants will be hired as contractors through either the Environmental Career Organization (ECO, for recent graduates) or ETI Professionals. We will hire one analytical chemistry technician and one hydrologic modeling technician, and both positions will require field work. Detailed position descriptions and applications are available through either ECO (positions #999884 and #999883) or ETI Professionals. Please send questions about the analytical chemistry technician to Greg Noe (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the hydrologic modelling technician to Jud Harvey (email@example.com). Posted: 4/27/06.
USGS-BRD Western Ecological Research Center: Please go to USAjobs to apply. It will be posted 2-13-06 through 2-22-06. Biologist GS07 Term (Botany) Henderson, NV. (There are also 4 vacancies for Biological Science Technician (Botany) GS05 TEMP.) This position is located in our Las Vegas Field Station. The successful candidate will participate in various research projects focusing on fire and invasive plant ecology and ecological effects of fuels management in the Western U.S., with special emphasis on the Mojave Desert, Great Basin Desert and the Colorado Plateau. The position focuses on the inventory of plants, their distribution, habitat characteristics and response to various experimental treatments. Field work will occur in the Mojave National Preserve, CA; Lee Vining, CA; Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, AZ; and various other sites in UT and NV. Individuals with knowledge of plants native to the Colorado Plateau and Mojave Desert and ability to efficiently and effectively use a taxonomic key are preferred. The incumbent is responsible for directing USGS employees (1-3) in data collection in remote field locations. The individual will be responsible for assuring quality control in data collection and collaboration while in the field and in the office. As a crew leader the incumbent is responsible for managing field crews including health and safety concerns when in remote settings, quality of data collection and maintenance of equipment. The incumbent may be responsible for development and maintenance of project websites when not in the field or laboratory. Individuals with web design and development skills are encouraged to apply. General position requirements include: to establish sampling sites, assist and manage data collection (soil sampling, vegetation inventory and monitoring, biomass collection, species identification, preparing herbarium specimens), data management, maintenance of field, laboratory and computer equipment, and occasional library research. The incumbent will also assist in the application of experimental treatments in the field including fire, herbicide, fertilizer, grazing, mechanical, and ecological restoration treatments. The incumbent will collect and organize field data, ensuring adequate quality control of data collected. The work involves large amounts of time outside under a variety of conditions including high elevations and extreme heat and cold and will require the incumbent to carry objects weighing up to 45 pounds. The use of global positioning systems (GPS units), computers, cameras, and on-and off-road vehicles are necessary. Periods of several days (7-14) will be spent camping at remote locations on data collection trips throughout the entire summer and fall. During the winter months (November, January, February) the prospective hire will participate in greenhouse experiments and data processing. The greenhouse work involves identifying, counting and photographing emergent seedlings and entering data into a database. Data processing may include drying and weighing biomass collected in the spring, entering data into databases, prepping supplies for the spring field season etc. Posted: 2/10/06.
USGS Canyonlands Field Station: We are taking applications for at least two technicians to work primarily sorting samples and identifying arthropods to order and family, with some occasional fieldwork. These are GS-04 positions, based in Moab, Utah, for 6-9 months. Applicants should meet all the basic requirements for GS-04 level, and in particular should have experience in collecting and identifying insects and other terrestrial (mostly) and aquatic arthropods. If you are interested, please send a detailed resume and transcripts (they can be unofficial) to Tim Graham at USGS, 2290 West Resource Blvd, Moab, Utah 84532, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, you may call me at 435-719-2339. More details will also be available in the next few days on http://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/, search for life science jobs in Grand County. Posted: 4/3/06, revised: 5/11/06.
USGS Canyonlands Field Station: We are accepting applications for the Biological Science Technician Position in our soil and plant ecology lab. It's a great entry-level position that includes both field and lab work on many projects focused on the effects of disturbance on desert ecosystems as mediated through the soil surface. Lots of biological soil crust ecophys, soil ecology, soil chem, exotic invasive plant work, soil food webs, etc, etc. Job is in Moab, UT, pays $11.81/hr, lasts about 10 months, and to qualify you need 6 months of field party experience OR 2 years of sub-professional experience OR 1 year of college with courses related to the field of employment. Send an application that includes transcript and references to me, email@example.com or Sue Phillips, USGS Canyonlands Research Station, 2290 SW Resource Blvd, Moab, UT 84532. Questions? Email or call me at 435-719-2337. Fax is 435-719-2350. Deadline for applications is Nov 18. Posted: 7/28/05, revised: 11/7/05.
USGS FRESC, Snake River Field Station: Biological Science Technician - Avian Fieldwork (GG-06/07) - We are seeking highly motivated individuals to participate in a large-scale assessment of how shrub-steppe avian communities respond to multiple environmental gradients in the Great Basin. Study sites are located in isolated but scenic areas of Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Sampling protocols include bird census (both point count and line transects), sage grouse surveys and some vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in surveying birds (including point counts and line transects), and using GPS/GIS for navigation and site selection purposes. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking and camping in rugged terrain for up to 8-10 days. The position is full-time employment, stationed in Boise, Idaho. We are seeking field technicians at the GG-06 ($15.14/hour plus $18 field per diem) or GG-07 ($16.83/hour plus $18 field per diem) level, depending on qualifications, starting May 1 to July 31 2006. For a GG-06 position, applicants need 1 year and 9 months of field experience or 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled plus 3 months of field work experience. For the GG-07 position, applicants need 2 years and 9 months of field experience, or five years of sub-professional work experience, or five years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (with 18 hours of graduate level coursework). In addition, the incumbents must be experienced in small bird surveying, at least 3 months. To apply, please send a CV and copies of academic transcripts, unofficial transcripts are acceptable, to Rhonda Dart (phone: 208-426-5207 fax: 208-426-5210), USGS, Snake River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise ID 83706. Applications must be received by March 31, 2006. For inquiries please contact Steve Hanser (208-426-2892) or Steve Knick (208-426-5208). Posted: 3/21/06.
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: Plant ecology/wildlife habitat field research assistants. Incumbents will be based at FRESC's Snake River Field Station in Boise, ID and will work in Idaho, Oregon, and/or Nevada, Wyoming. Due to the travel distances involved, crews that work in Nevada (Ely) will be based there for up to three weeks, with rest days during that time, and those that work in Wyoming (west slope of the Bighorn Mts.) will be there for up to four weeks, with rest days during that time. In addition to field work, jobs will also include occasional lab/office work in Boise. Positions will be filled at either the GS-6 level, paying $15.14/hr, or the GS-5 level, paying $13.58/hr, depending on qualifications. In addition, employees receive $15/day per diem while traveling overnight. To qualify for the GS-5 level you need 9 months of field survey party experience OR three years of subprofessional work experience OR four years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled. One year of college is equivalent to 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours. 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. For more information, contact either Cindy Salo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rhonda Dart (email@example.com). Posted: 1/30/06.
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: We are seeking up to 7 Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife) for the 2006 summer field season for 2 grassland bird studies in the northern Great Plains. Vacancies include five GG-05 ($13.21/hour) crew-member positions and two GG-07 ($16.36/hour) crew-leader positions. For more information, please see full announcement on USAJobs (Job Announcement Number: NPWRC-LDI-05/07). Deadline: January 31, 2006. Posted: 1/10/06.
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station: summer Biological Science Technicians. Many 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. $13.58/hour). Location: Three Rivers, CA. Closing date: Jan. 24, 2006. 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. • Test effectiveness of fuels removal in increasing post-fire survivorship of sugar pines. Gain knowledge and experience in fire and forestry research. For more information, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, go to OARS and look for jobs in Tulare County, CA; job announcement number WR-2006-0093. Posted: 1/6/06.
USGS Snake River Field Station: We are seeking nine highly motivated ornithologists to participate in a large-scale assessment of how avian communities respond to juniper-pinyon pine invasions. Study sites are replicated in isolated but scenic areas of Utah, Nevada, northeastern California, Oregon, and Idaho. Sampling protocol includes banding birds, nest searching, bird census, and vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in surveying birds (including territorial mapping and point transects), banding birds, searching for nests, and using GIS for navigation and site selection purposes. This is a physically demanding job, involving hiking and camping in rugged terrain for up to 8-10 days. The nine positions are full-time employment, stationed in either Provo Utah, Ely Nevada, Burns Oregon, or Marsing Idaho. We are seeking three crew leaders at the GS-7 level ($16.83/hour plus $18 field per diem) starting April 1 to July 31 2006, and six GS-6 field technicians ($15.14/hour plus $18 field per diem) starting April 15 to July 15 2006. For the GS-7 position, applicants need 2 years and 9 months of field experience, or five years of sub-professional work experience, or five years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (with 18 hours of graduate level coursework). In addition, incumbents must be experienced in bird banding, at least 3 months, and small bird surveying, at least 6 months. For the GS-6 position, applicants need 1 year and 9 months of field experience or 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled plus 3 months of field work experience. In addition, incumbents must be experienced in bird banding, at least 3 months, and small bird surveying, at least 3 months. To apply, please send a CV and copies of academic transcripts, unofficial transcripts are acceptable, to Rhonda Dart (phone 208-426-5207), USGS, Snake River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise ID 83706. Applications must be received by January 31, 2006. For inquiries please contact Matthias Leu (208-426-2598) or Steve Knick (208-426-5208). Posted: 1/9/06.
University of Alaska: We are seeking enthusiastic persons with a baccalaureate or master’s degree in biology or ecology to serve as science support technician for the Toolik Field Station (TFS), a 10-100 person remote scientific research field station located at mile 284.5 Dalton Highway, in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range, arctic Alaska. This position will provide science support for on-site scientists, students, and professional staff from approximately 50 US and international universities and agencies. Toolik Lake is the site of the Arctic LTER program, and has been a focus of research on terrestrial and aquatic ecology in the Arctic for over 30 years. This position will be based at TFS during the field season, and at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks during the off-season. If hired, your duties will include initiating and maintaining the collection of environmental data that is complementary to or extends measurements of existing environmental observation programs. You will be responsible for setting up, programming, maintaining, and downloading data loggers, operating a hydrolab on Toolik Lake during shoulder seasons, and possibly performing simple environmental chemistry. You will organize and statistically summarize environmental data, provide meta-data and documentation. You will use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports, and make them available to the researchers via the web. You will train and assist users in the use of general purpose research instruments and prepare user guides and tutorials for the use of various multi-user instruments and experimental facilities. You will assist in scheduling the use of multi-user instruments and experimental facilities, and assist users with the set-up, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of general-purpose research instruments. Finally, you will provide additional science support and assistance with camp operations as needed. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology or ecology. Knowledge Of: Data quality and data assurance, calibration; Data analysis and statistics; Basic internet functionality; Operation of general-purpose scientific instruments. Ability To: Become proficient at programming dataloggers; Resolve data input, storage and/or retrieval problems and design solutions and modifications; Be responsive to TFS management and science community needs for new environmental data collection and science support; Interact with scientists in a collegial environment; Prepare high-quality, readable, and understandable statistical reports and data summaries. Skills: Good written and oral communication skills; Ability to organize resources and establish priorities. Work Hours: Field Season, six months, May through September, 3-weeks on/one week off rotation at the TFS. Off-Season, Monday to Friday, 8 to 5 in Fairbanks. Off-season option of 3 months full time or 6 months part time. Pay rate is $15.51/hr. All applications must be received electronically. To apply, go to http://uakjobs.com. Choose “search job postings,” and enter posting number 0050232, “Research Technician”. Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 professional references. Posted: 1/31/06.
University of Arizona: The Mt. Graham Red Squirrel Monitoring Program seeks two research assistants to participate in population and behavioral studies on the endangered Mt. Graham red squirrel in the Pinaleno mountains in south-eastern Arizona. This isolated population of squirrels has been monitored since 1989 and we are currently conducting intensive telemetric studies to learn more about habitat use, demographics, and reproductive success. This job provides a great opportunity to hone wildlife data collection skills and contribute to a long-term research project on these endangered mammals in their unique "sky island" habitat. These are temporary positions due to start in early August 2006. The positions are each up to 6 months in duration and have a high probability of renewal for quality field crewmembers interested in the potential to continue with the project into the winter and spring 2006/7. Work consists primarily of radiotelemetry and habitat measurement in the scenic Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The project website provides more information on this subspecies and the field locale. The successful applicant is expected to conduct radiotelemetry data on the space use of endangered Mt. Graham red squirrels, collect measurements of habitat characteristics, and maintain the databases associated with the project. Assisting with live trapping of red squirrels and introduced Abert?s squirrels may also be possible. The position requires periods of up to 10 days housed in the field without return to Tucson, necessitating excellent teamwork. Housing in the field and transportation from Tucson to the study site will be provided. Field work is conducted under all weather conditions from summer heat to monsoon rains to winter snow at elevations above 8000 ft., frequently on high slopes; independence, and a tenacious work ethic are required. Please go to: https://www.uacareertrack.com and search for job # 35391 ? Research/Laboratory Assistant to apply. Applications are only accepted online through the uacareertrack website. Salary will be $9.49 per hour and the position will be open until filled. For more information please contact : Melissa Merrick (email@example.com, 520-624-6439). Posted: 6/27/06.
University of Arizona: The NSF funded center for Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas (SAHRA) and the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources seek a field technician to assist with data collection, analysis, and monitoring at a long-term ecohydrological research facility. Initially, the position will run from June through August or September 2006, with the possibility of being extended for up to three additional years. The ideal candidate will have a BS (MS preferred) and background in hydrology, meteorology, biogeochemistry, or ecosystem studies and be familiar with eddy flux systems, stream gages, soil moisture measurement, and associated data loggers and software. The successful candidate will be a detailed oriented, self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision. The position will require the successful candidate to spend most of the summer at a field site in the Jemez Mountains of NM where (s)he will work both alone and in small groups. Onsite housing is available. Salary will range from $2200 to $2600 per month depending on qualifications. Duties: 1. Collect, archive, and distribute hydrological, meteorological, and ecological data from data loggers. 2. Troubleshoot data acquisition systems, solar panels, and associated equipment 3. Assist with stream gauging, stream water sampling, and weather station maintenance. 4. Assist with data collection, management, and analysis. 5. Assist with other ongoing and pending research projects as necessary. Required: Ability to work safely. Ability to communicate with team members. Experience or ability to perform listed duties and responsibilities. Ability to work in all types of terrain under extreme weather conditions. Ability to perform basic data analysis, e.g., generating summary statistics and figures. Valid driver's license. For more information please contact Paul Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/2/06.
University of Arizona: Avian field assistants needed for 2 projects in SE Arizona (spring/summer 2006). Project 1: Research Assistants (2) and Research Interns (2) needed to quantify the extent to which perennial pools of standing water influence the abundance, diversity, and reproductive success of breeding birds that inhabit riparian woodlands (and adjacent upland areas) in southeastern Arizona. Duties will include: 1) conducting point count surveys, 2) searching for and monitoring nests, 3) capturing and banding adult and nestling birds, 4) sampling vegetation structure/composition at survey points, and 5) sampling food resources (insects). Applicants should be in good physical condition, have a valid driver’s license (and clean driving record), and be willing to work long hours in the field. For Research Assistant positions, preference given to applicants with experience locating/monitoring nests, banding birds, and identifying southwestern birds by sight and sound. Field work will run from early March through June 2006. Salary for Research Assistants is $1,500/month. A $500/month stipend and transportation to/from field site provided to Research Interns. Housing provided in Tucson but many nights will be spent camping in the field. See below to apply. Project 2: Research Interns (2) needed to assist with study of montane forest birds in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southeastern Arizona (10 miles north of Tucson). The objectives of this study are to estimate nesting success by locating/monitoring nests of montane forest birds and identify common nest predators by using time-lapse video cameras to monitor a subset of nests. Duties will include: 1) maintaining video cameras at nests, 2) measuring habitat characteristics associated with nests, and 3) locating and monitoring nests. Applicants should be willing to work long hours in the field and must be in good physical condition in order to carry 45-pound batteries (using a backpack) over rough terrain to reach video cameras. This is a great opportunity to work closely with some of southeastern Arizona’s unique breeding bird species (e.g., red-faced warbler and yellow-eyed junco) in a cool, forested environment. Field work will run from approximately 25 April to 20 August 2006 (start and end dates somewhat flexible). A $500/month stipend and transportation to/from field site provided. During the field season, Research Interns will camp at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory facility at the summit of the Santa Catalina Mountains and have access to a bathroom, shower, and kitchen. To apply: Send resume (with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references) by email (preferred) or by mail to: Moez Ali, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 104 Biological Sciences East, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721; email: email@example.com. Posted: 12/20/05.
University of Arkansas: We are seeking a laboratory research assistant to assist with a DOE funded project examining the impact of elevated CO2 on forest soil organic matter transformations. This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between Drs. Sharon Billings at the University of Kansas and Susan Ziegler at University of Arkansas. This project primarily will entail laboratory work, including soil incubations using 13C-labeled substrates and analysis of soils for carbon isotopic composition (d13C) of phospholipid fatty acids. Laboratory incubations will be conducted at University of Kansas while PLFA analyses will be conducted at University of Arkansas. The position may also require collection of soil samples from the Duke University FACTS site. The assistant will work closely with both graduate and undergraduate students primarily at the University of Arkansas but will occasionally visit the KU laboratory to participate in experimental set up and project discussions. Primary responsibilities will include: (1) sample preparation for stable isotope analyses at UASIL, (2) solid phase extractions, (3) GC analysis including GCMS and GCIRMS, (4) data entry, (5) QA/QC monitoring and (6) laboratory maintenance. We seek applicants with a minimum of a B.S. in chemistry, biology, or related environmental science field. Strong preference will be given to those with experience with instrumental analysis and wet chemical approaches, previous experience performing related laboratory tasks and/or applicants possessing a relevant M.S. Position is available February 1, 2006. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to: Dr. Susan Ziegler, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, SCEN 632, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 12/21/05.
University of British Columbia: The Centre for Applied Conservation Research is seeking to fill a full-time research assistant position. The position is for six months initially, with a possible 12 – 18 month extension. This job will be related to a collaborative project of the Centre for Applied Conservation Research (Forestry, UBC) Parks Canada and BC Ministry of Environment to develop and evaluate quantitative methods for identifying critical habitat in the context of Canada's Species at Risk Act. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting faculty and collaborators with (1) the collection of life history and habitat data, (2) assembling data for a review of the potential and actual applications of quantitative methods for critical habitat identification, (3) producing and summarizing model output using spatially-explicit population viability analysis software (e.g. RAMAS GIS, PATCH, VORTEX) and (4) completing other tasks related to the project, as required. Personal Specifications And Skills: A well motivated individual with an excellent combination of technical and communication skills is required. The successful applicant is expected, under general supervision, to perform a variety of non-technical and technical scientific activities in the computer lab. S/he must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written in order to contact different agencies or individuals for data collection. The applicant must have at least a university degree, preferably an MSc with expertise in population ecology, metapopulation dynamics and/or landscape ecology. S/he must have a good basic understanding of statistics, strong database management skills, experience performing spatial population viability analyses and knowledge of GIS. Experience with literature reviews and manuscript preparation would also be valued assets. Ability to work at a computer on a full-time basis is required. For more details regarding the application procedure, or to submit an application, please go here and click on Trades/Technical. This position will be posted at this website from 12 – 16 December 2005. All applications must be submitted to UBC Human Resources directly by 16 December 2005. For more details regarding the position, please feel free to contact Janelle Curtis at email@example.com. Posted: 12/8/05.
University of California, Berkeley: Several positions are available immediately in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Positions include: 1. Post-doctoral research, staff research, lab assistant, and programmer for project dealing with landscape fire behavior and effects; 2. Academic coordinator and computer specialist for new geospatial informatics facility; and 3. Staff research associate in the lab of Dr. Maggi Kelly. Further information on each of the positions, as well as instructions for applying, can be found at http://kellylab.berkeley.edu/jobs.htm. Posted: 7/14/05.
University of California, Davis: Field/lab assistants needed: Role of natural habitat in the occurrence of a lethal grapevine disease in northern California. Dr. Kendra Baumgartner, USDA-ARS and Dr. Sarah Greenleaf, UC-Davis. Pierce's disease is a lethal grapevine disease caused by a bacterium that is vectored by sharpshooters, which are xylem-feeding insects. Past research on the spatial patterns of Pierce's disease has uncovered surprising results, suggesting that riparian woodland is a source of the disease but only when large amounts of nearby natural habitat have been lost. To determine why these patterns exist, we will be answering many questions this year. Is loss of natural habitat and expansion of vineyard and urban land associated with more Pierce’s disease? If so, why? What are the epidemiological and ecological mechanisms behind these spatial patterns? Which plants are hosts for the vector and pathogen and what are their traits (invasive? weedy? rare?) Is greater wild plant diversity and/or forest complexity associated with smaller vector and pathogen populations? Which insects parasitize the vector? Location Research conducted at UC-Davis and nearby, in the famous vineyards and threatened natural habitats of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. We return to Davis at the end of each day. Starting date: Several full-time positions are available from 7/10/06 through 9/1/06. An additional full-time position is available from 9/2/06 through 10/13/06, and a third full-time position (or two positions half- time) is available from 9/2/06 through 11/21/06. Dates may be somewhat flexible. Salary Will be $320 to $480 per week, depending on experience and responsibilities. We estimate approximately 40h per week on average, but there will be periods of intense work and intervening breaks. We seek highly motivated individuals with an interest in entomology, botany, ecology, or plant pathology. Assistants will work with a team of 2-3 others on diverse tasks. There is some flexibility and room for focus on particular areas. - Surveys of riparian plant communities - Surveys of adult and immature blue-green sharpshooters (Cicadellidae) - Real-time PCR - Surveys for Pierce’s disease of grapevines - Surveys for blue-green sharpshooter natural enemies - GIS/GPS. Preferences for those working in biology, and with some experience in Botany or Entomology (not required). Researchers should be prepared to work outside in both agricultural fields and natural areas; field data collection requires willingness to work outside under hot summer conditions, to walk on steep terrain, and to walk short distances through dense vegetation. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, short resume or CV listing relevant experience, list of courses taken (official transcripts not necessary), and names and contacts of two references (either academic or professional). To Dr. Sarah Greenleaf Dept. of Plant Pathology; University of California-Davis; One Shields Ave; Davis, CA 95616 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: (530) 902-1714); email applications encouraged: If you have any questions about project details etc., please call or email me. Posted: 6/7/06.
University of California, Davis: technician to work on plant-insect interactions. Start flexible -- but no later than July 1. Approximately $30k plus excellent benefits. Need a very conscientious and very independent person who can work alone. Previous research experience is strongly preferred. This job is ideal for a break between undergraduate graduation and graduate school. Tasks include greenhouse work, field work, supervision of undergraduates. Some flexibility in terms of work hours/days and vacation time. Overnight stays at the beautiful Bodega Marine Lab field station required. Reliable personal vehicle required (there will be full reimbursement for travel expenses). Please send a copy of your resume/CV (with GPA), a paragraph with career goals, and the names of three referees to Sharon Strauss email@example.com. Position open until filled. Please feel free to contact me if there are any additional questions. Posted: 5/11/06.
University of Chicago: Summer Field Positions in the Ecology of Insect-Disease Interactions. We are looking to hire two field assistants for a project examining gypsy moth dynamics. The gypsy moth, an introduced species, is a major defoliator of Eastern deciduous forests. The field and lab work focuses on investigating the impacts of disease outbreaks on gypsy moth populations. For the upcoming field season, we are planning to investigate the disease dynamics of the gypsy moth in relationship to different food sources (e.g., oaks vs aspens), genetic heritability of susceptibility to the virus, and spatial patchiness of the virus. Experimental results will be used to design mathematical models of insect-disease interactions. Responsibilities of the research assistant include rearing infected and uninfected gypsy moth larvae, setting up field experiments to determine infection rates, and possibly designing and conducting an individual experiment of their own. The research is being led by Greg Dwyer and Bret Elderd at the University of Chicago. The research, itself, will based out of Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) near Gull Lake, MI. The positions will begin between mid-May and mid-June and will continue through the end of August. The salary for these positions will be $1,300 - $1,600 a month and housing at KBS will be provided. To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter explaining your interest, previous research experience, and relevant course work 2) resume, and 3) names of three references to Bret Elderd (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions or want more information, please contact Bret Elderd as well. Review of applications will begin April 10th and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 3/30/06.
University of Florida-IFAS: 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. The analyst will be working foremost with large spatial and temporal data sets of modeled water depth and water level surfaces to evaluate confidence in the modeled surfaces, identify discontinuities, and develop modifications to the surfacing algorithms to improve accuracies. 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 statistical analysis and spatial statistics in particular. Experience with integrating statistical models in ArcGIS is desirable. General programming skills are beneficial. Education and experience in ecology, conservation biology, or related field and experience with ecological models are a plus. Minimum salary is $30k and depends upon education and experience. Position will be filled immediately. The appointment is for one year with additional years possible depending upon continued funding and successful performance of duties. Please send letter of interest, and CV by mail or e-mail no later than July 30, 2006 to (electronic submission is preferred): Dr Leonard Pearlstine, University of Florida-IFAS, 3205 College Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33314-7799. email@example.com. Posted: 6/26/06.
University of Florida: An energetic field technician is sought to work as part of a team conducting research on vegetation and avian community response to habitat restoration programs (fire and mechanical treatments) on south Florida rangelands. Responsibilities will include vegetation, insect, and seed sampling, conducting point counts, and carrying out nest searches. For a recent graduate with the desired qualifications, this position will provide valuable field experience. Qualifications: B.S. degree in wildlife, range, natural resource management, or related field; previous field experience; ability to identify birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound preferred; experience with nest searches and vegetation sampling an advantage; valid drivers license; capacity and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team. Start date January 2007 through the end of August 2007. Compensation: $300-340/week depending on experience, free housing. Review of applications will begin 30 June 2006 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Emma Willcox (firstname.lastname@example.org), Graduate Assistant. Posted: 3/2/06, revised: 5/9/06.
University of Florida: Ecology research assistant needed for a study of nutrient dynamics in Florida scrub ecosystems. The research will be conducted at Archbold Biological Station (ABS), which is located in south-central Florida. Work will be both in the field and in the lab, and duties will include assessing vegetation composition and structure, collecting plant and soil samples, conducting root uptake experiments, and general lab work. The successful applicant will also assist with the collection of plant demography data for the Plant Ecology Lab at ABS. Applicants must be willing to work evenings and weekends when necessary, be able to work under hot and humid field conditions, be able to work and live well with others, be enthusiastic about research and learning, and be outgoing and sociable. The stipend will be $350 per week. Food and housing will be provided at ABS, and travel to the station will be covered. Start date is approximately May 1st (or as soon as successful applicant is available), and employment will continue until the end of July or mid-August. To apply, send a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and a resume or CV (including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references) to Jenny Schafer at email@example.com. Posted: 3/22/06.
University of Florida: The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is currently seeking a full time scientist for research projects on amphibians and reptiles in southwest Florida. Applicant must be proficient in data management and analysis, possess a M.S. degree in Ecology or a related field, and be familiar with herpetofauna of south Florida. The projects will include a study on community dynamics of the amphibian assemblage in southwest Florida and a radiotelemetry study of movements of American alligators in cypress swamps. Duties will include assisting with research design, conducting field research, data management, data analysis, submitting regular written progress reports, and supervision of a research technician. Assisting with manuscript preparation is also required. Ability to work under challenging field conditions is essential. Applicants with demonstrated written and analytical skills preferred. This position will be based at Big Cypress National Preserve near Naples, FL. Annual salary of $28,000–34,000 depending on qualifications with availability of benefits upon successful evaluation. Position available immediately and open until filled. To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to (E-mail preferred): Hardin Waddle, US Geological Survey / University of Florida, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee, FL 34141. For more information about our research program please visit http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu. Posted: 7/15/05.
University of Georgia: field technician for the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (GCE-LTER) program, which is focused on estuarine and salt marsh ecology. Duties will include driving small boats; monitoring plant and invertebrate populations, water chemistry, sediment dynamics and climate; data entry; working with other GCE technical staff; and assisting a wide variety of scientists with field research. The ideal candidate will be experienced with estuarine research, operation of small boats, and different types of biological and physical monitoring. The position will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours, and will require working both independently and as part of several teams. The applicant must be willing to relocate to coastal Georgia and to make at least a 2-year commitment (current funding will last 6 years). Questions about the position may be directed to Steven Pennings (email@example.com, 912 485 2293). Apply on the human resources web page (position number 200606037). Applications will be considered starting 26 June 2006 and until the position is filled. Posted: 6/22/06.
University of Idaho: National Gap Analysis Program Vegetation Field Technicians 2006 (May-September) The Northwest Gap Analysis Project (NWGAP) is a regional effort to map the distribution of plant communities, vertebrate species distributions, and land stewardship and management for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. It is a multi-institutional cooperative effort coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey National Gap Analysis Program in Moscow, Idaho. Our primary objective is to identify conservation gaps (i.e., those biotic elements that are underrepresented) among lands managed for long-term conservation. Vegetation technicians will collect ground reference data to support the NWGAP land cover mapping activities in the Rocky Mountain regions of Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. Field crews will based out of the National Gap Analysis Office in Moscow, Idaho, but will travel to remote locations with 4x4 vehicles for up to 10 days to quantify the floristic composition and ecological setting of plant communities across a wide range of environments. While the majority of this work is centered on driving-based survey methods, many important plant communities cannot be sampled via existing road networks. Therefore, we will need to backpack through road-less wilderness areas where vegetation data are lacking. Field crews will navigate to plant communities and delineate their locations with the assistance of Geographic Information Systems software (ESRI’s ArcGIS and/or ArcView) and digital geospatial data. Vegetation technicians will also enter all field data into a Microsoft A ccess database. Minimum qualifications: Field experience with plant species identification and taxonomy; Experience and ability to carry a 35+ lb backpack for 5-7 days; Strong history of safe and accident free driving (includes traffic violations); Experience driving 4X4 vehicles on backcountry roads; Outstanding data organization and management skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to work effectively with others as a team/crew member; Access to personal camping and cooking equipment; Familiarity with simple operations in ArcGIS/ArcView and Microsoft Access. To apply, go to www.hr.uidaho.edu to apply online. Position open until April 5, 2006 or until suitable candidates are found. Materials required: Online Application, Resume, Job References. Posted: 3/21/06.
University of Idaho: We are seeking 8 vegetation technicians to support the efforts of the Northwest Regional GAP Project (NWGAP). 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 late 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) of the University of Idaho's Gap Analysis Program or call 208.885.3720 with questions. These positions will be open until filled. Posted: 8/8/05.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: The Appalachian Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated research assistant to work on projects in the lab focused on watershed hydrology and landscape connectivity. An example of the projects in which the individual will participate is a NASA-funded effort to understand and predict the relationship between flooding and land cover/land use change associated with the extraction of natural resources (primarily coal and timber) in the Appalachian Mountains and Ukrainian Carpathians. The successful candidate must have experience in at least one or more of the following areas: ecohydrological modeling, landscape ecology, geographical information systems. M.S. in Environmental Science or closely-related discipline is preferred but not required. This is a permanent, full-time (12-month) appointment starting in January 2006. Salary is competitive and health insurance and retirement benefits are included. Appointment is for one year (renewable for one or more additional years subject to performance and the availability of funds). Applicants should send a c.v., contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement of interest to: Todd Lookingbill, Appalachian Laboratory, UMCES, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532 or email to: email@example.com. Posted: 10/20/05.
University of Massachusetts Boston: Plant Ecology, Global Climate Change. 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. In particular, the technician will coordinate a team that works to construct and maintain infrastructure associated with a new climate change experiment in the Boston area. 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 alternate 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 proof of safe driving record. Desired: Bachelor's degree in an environmental field. Experience with soil or plant chemical analysis, microclimate monitoring, and data loggers. Familiarity with and ability to rapidly identify local native and non-native plant species. Contact: Jeff Dukes (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-287-6614) Position open until 4/30/2006 or until filled. Start date negotiable; preferably June 1 or earlier. Posted: 3/14/06.
University of Minnesota: The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate seeks a biogeochemistry lab technician to support research on the interactions of environmental change (natural and human-induced) and element cycling, trace gas fluxes, and ecosystem processes. The candidate will join a research group working on questions related to carbon and nitrogen cycling in a wide variety of ecosystems, from deserts and grasslands to agricultural systems to northern peatlands. The primary responsibilities include instrument set-up, calibration, maintenance, and sample analysis. Other responsibilities include lab management and facilitation of research activities. Direct experience with analytical instruments such as mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, and elemental analyzers is preferred. Knowledge of biogeochemical processes and light stable isotopes is desirable. Please contact Dr. Jennifer King for further information (email@example.com). Full job ad. Review date: June 5, 2006. Posted: 5/19/06.
University of Minnesota: Two field assistants are wanted to help with a project examining the carbon cycle in upper Midwest forests. Fieldwork will consist of instrument installation, measurements of carbon flux, and forest biometric measurements. Lab work involves sorting, drying and weighing biomass samples, and using computer spreadsheets to process data that are collected from the field. The assistants are required to live in Park Fall, Wisconsin, or nearby areas, which are close to the field sites. Lodging will be provided if needed, and travel expenses will be reimbursed. The field sites are located in Northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan (ChEAS). Necessary training will be provided. Applicants should expect to work in a research group, but also be willing to work independently in the lab or in the field with good physical conditions, and willing to learn to use new instruments. Basic background knowledge in forestry/ecology and field experience is required. Pay is $10/hr, for at least 20 and at most 40 hours/week. The positions start in May 1, 2006, and end in October 31, 2006 but extension is possible. If interested, please send a short letter of interest and resume with contact information of two references to Dr. Jim Tang, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108, or via firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred). Posted: 4/5/06.
University of Minnesota: We are hiring 2-3 hard-working, responsible field technicians to work on a forest census in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this summer. Our plots are located in the middle of the Sylvania Wilderness Area of Ottawa National Forest, a beautiful 36-square-mile old-growth hemlock-hardwood forest on the border with Wisconsin. Field work will primarily consist of identifying, measuring and mapping trees in permanent plots, but may also include censusing understory vegetation or other tasks. We will work long days in a buggy environment under the gamut of weather conditions, and will hike or canoe up to four miles each way daily to get to our plots. Candidates must have an enthusiasm for working outdoors, a positive attitude, the ability to get along well with others and attentiveness to detail. Preference will be given to individuals who have or are pursuing a degree in the biological sciences or natural resources. Pay is $10.50/hour, and housing will be provided in a rustic, but comfortable, cabin. Work will run from the end of May to the end of August, with start and end dates somewhat flexible. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references ASAP to: Ted Salk (email@example.com). Posted: 3/6/06, revised: 5/11/06.
University of Minnesota: Summer Field Research for undergrads or recent graduates. Are you interested in gaining field research experience and learning about the ecology and evolution of plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented prairie? We are looking for field assistants (2-4 undergraduates and one recent grad) for an NSF-funded research project on habitat fragmentation of the tallgrass prairie. We are investigating how small plant population sizes influence inbreeding, demography, pollination, and herbivory in the purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia). No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and hard-working. You will survey natural plant populations, measure fitness and floral traits in experimental plots, hand-pollinate plants, observe & collect insects, and assist in all aspects of research. Housing is included and there is a stipend. There are opportunities for doing an independent project. For more information or to apply, see http://echinacea.umn.edu/ or contact Stuart Wagenius. Applications due 16 March 2006. Posted: 2/7/06.
[position filled] University of Minnesota: The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate seeks to fill 1-2 Junior Scientist positions. The successful candidate(s) will assist with field and laboratory work related to ongoing carbon cycle research in forests and wetlands of northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. The base of operations for this position is the USDA/US Forest Service North Central Research Station in Grand Rapids, MN. Regular travel to field sites in Wisconsin is expected. This is a full time position. Starting salary is $13/hour, plus benefits. The anticipated term of employment is 12 months. An undergraduate degree in a science field, including but not necessarily limited to Natural Resources, Ecology, Forestry, Soil Science, or Environmental Sciences, is required. Previous research experience is desirable. Contact Peter Weishampel, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information about the job. For additional information and application instructions, see the full position description. Review of applications begins 10/27/05. Posted: 10/6/05.
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 2006 at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman, the Barta Brothers Ranch near Long Pine, and the UNL 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 sub-irrigated 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 8 May to 15 August 2006. 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, Associate Professor of Rangeland Ecology (402-472-0205, email@example.com). Posted: 2/27/06.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: The Louda lab is seeking a temporary full-time field assistant to work on a USDA funded project investigating effects of insect herbivory on Canada thistle populations. The work primarily consists of taking detailed measurements of Canada thistles in the field, measuring insect herbivore damage, and processing plant samples in the lab. The successful applicant must be reliable, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and tolerant of heat and ticks. Most of the work will be conducted in areas surrounding Lincoln but some multi-day trips to western Nebraska will also be required. The duration of the position is May 1 to August 1, with some flexibility in the starting and ending dates possible. Salary will be $1200-1500/month, depending on qualifications and situation. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2006. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Dr. Linda Qvarnemark at firstname.lastname@example.org with "summer 2006 field assistant" in the subject line. In your cover letter, please highlight relevant experience and how this position fits into your long-term career goals. Posted: 1/18/06.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Field and laboratory technician for a project examining the potential ecological effects of the escape of a transgene for virus resistance from cultivated squash into wild squash populations. This project, recently funded by the USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Program, will involve surveying wild squash populations for virus infection and the presence of transgenes derived from transgenic cultivated squash, experiments to quantify factors controlling the dynamics of wild squash populations (including the effect of virus infection), and the development of stochastic demographic models to evaluate the potential effect of transgenic virus resistance on the dynamics of wild squash populations. The technician’s duties will include using PCR and RT-PCR to detect transgenic resistance to viral infection and identify virus-infected plants, general lab maintenance, data entry, and database management. During the field season (~4 months each year) the technician will work under the supervision of a graduate student at a field site in Mississippi (housing provided) establishing field experiments and collecting field data. Previous experience using plant molecular techniques is preferred and a willingness to do field work and travel in the summer required. This would be an excellent job for a recent college graduate interested in graduate school in a couple of years. Excellent benefits including health insurance and staff/dependent scholarship program. We will begin screening applications on 10/10/2005. To apply send letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to Dr. Diana Pilson at School of Biological Sciences, 348 Manter Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE 68588-0118. Applications must also be completed online through the University’s employment site. Posted: 10/4/05.
University of Nebraska-Omaha: We have five field assistant positions for the summer 2006 field season. Start and end dates are flexible; positions start in May and run until late July or mid-August. The emphasis of the research is on studying grassland birds and butterflies in agricultural landscapes in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Fieldwork will focus particularly on censusing birds and butterflies and monitoring reproductive success of Dickcissels. Fieldwork may provide training and experience with bird censusing; nest searching; mist netting; sampling vegetation, insects, and herps. Stipends start at $325 per week, depending on experience. Housing is available. In addition, internship credit may be available through University of Nebraska at Omaha or your home institution. Requirements for these positions are: 1) Interest in field research in ecology and the application of research to addressing current issues in conservation and environmental policy, 2) Valid driver's license and good driving record, 3) Willingness to work long hours under very hot and humid conditions, 4) Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with landowners, 5) Ability to keep careful records and an attention to detail. No experience is necessary. In a cover letter describe any relevant course work or experience, especially: 1) Prior research experience (or non-research related field work), 2) Ability to identify birds (by sight and vocalizations), 3) Ability to identify plants or insects, 4) Experience working with farmers or landowners, 5) Experience searching for bird nests, 6) Experience working with mist netting, 7) Course work in agriculture, ornithology, ecology, botany, entomology, or natural resources, 8) Ability to provide your own vehicle. Additional information on the project If interested, e-mail a cover letter and resume and we will provide instructions for how to submit an online application. Positions are open until suitable candidates are found. Review of applications will begin immediately. E-mail inquiries to: LaReesa Wolfenbarger (email@example.com) or John McCarty (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 1/18/06.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: The Public Lands Institute seeks research assistants (one or more) to conduct vegetation surveys and research at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAME) and other federal lands within Clark Co., Nevada. These are full-time, externally funded positions with benefits. The goals of the Weed Sentry Program are to 1) map distributions of exotic species within Clark Co., 2) perform proactive containment management of targeted exotic species populations, and 3) perform research and provide treatment recommendations for control of mapped populations to local resource managers. Work is performed in a wide variety of southern Nevada's plant communities, ranging from the Mojave Desert to high-elevation forests. The successful candidate(s) will conduct surveys for non-native plant species that are invasive within Clark Co.; map exotic plant locations using GPS and GIS technologies; conduct fieldwork using pesticides and power and hand tools to kill or remove non-native plant species; maintain records and databases of all survey and control data; train and coordinate interns; perform ecological restoration research; and assist in writing reports and funding proposals. Fieldwork may require significant physical exertion in remote areas, frequently in a hot, desert climate. The position will require a flexible schedule and extensive in-state travel. Overnight travel and camping under primitive conditions may also be required. In addition to the duties outlined above, the research assistant will have opportunities to prepare papers or posters for presentation at professional meetings or for publication, either separately or in conjunction with a research team. The successful candidate must pass a federal security clearance. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in botany, ecology, biology, or closely related field, with course work in plant taxonomy, plant identification, plant ecology or weed science preferred. A minimum of one year comparable experience in related fieldwork and demonstrated knowledge of plant taxonomy and plant identification. Working knowledge of major native and exotic species of the southwestern United States may be substituted for plant taxonomy. U.S. citizenship and valid driver's license. Ability to swim and ability to walk long distances over uneven terrain in a hot, desert climate. Preferred: Master's degree in a related field, four-wheel drive and boating experience, working knowledge of MS Office programs, working knowledge of GPS and GIS technologies, and experience in field orientation (i.e., navigation with map and compass). Desired: Ability to work as a team member; excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships among diverse groups of people; ability to analyze situations and data trends and apply to job responsibilities; interest in scholarly activity and publications; familiarity with federal land management agencies; familiarity with contracted research and deliverables; an affinity for the outdoors. Review of applications will continue until suitable candidates are found and the position is closed. The position is contingent upon external funding and must be renewed annually. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications: Application materials must include a 1) current and complete resume, 2) cover letter, and 3) the name, address, telephone, and e-mail address of 3 professional references. In the cover letter, applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience as they relate to this position, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and work experience. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Scott R. Abella, Search Committee Chair, Public Lands Institute, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-2040, and are to be submitted via on-line application only at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact Jen Feldmann at (702) 895-3886 or email email@example.com. Posted: 6/22/06.
University of Nevada, Reno: Research Assistant Position (state classification: Field Assistant II) starting May 15 - July 31. This job focuses primarily on area searchers for birds in the Pine Forest Range in Northwestern Nevada. This is approximately a 4-hour drive north of the Reno area. Qualifications should include extensive bird identification experience, both by sight and calls. This job may also include some small mammal and herpitile trapping. This position requires camping during the week in a pop-up trailer/or tent (your choice) with a female graduate student conducting the study. There is some flexibility in the schedule. This research position pays $15/per hour with no benefits. Couples are welcome to apply, and salaries can be negotiated for this special situation. Please email resumes to Stephanie Leslie at: firstname.lastname@example.org or StephanieLeslie@mac.com. Posted: 3/14/06.
University of Nevada, Reno: Two summer research assistants needed to work in the central Great Basin on a project looking at the incision and restoration of alpine meadows (more details about the project). Duties will include mapping vegetation with a gps unit, surveying stream elevations with a total station, and identifying and sampling meadow vegetation. The jobs will involve field work in remote areas of Nevada we will be camping for up to 9 days at a time in all kinds of weather, expect hot temperature in the middle of the day and afternoon and evening thunder showers and cold nights. We are looking for flexible, hardworking candidates who work well with others and are able to roll with whatever conditions present themselves. Qualifications: Interest in interdisciplinary field work and an interest in learning about fluvial geomorphology, hydrology and plant ecology is a must. Knowledge of Great Basin meadow plants would be great, but some experience identifying plants is required. Experience with a total station and/or GPS unit is a plus. Must be in good physical condition, including the ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions. Must have a good driving record and experience with a 4WD is also a plus. This is a beautiful area and there will be time in the evenings to relax and enjoy your surroundings, but this is hard work if you are not willing or able to do this kind of work or if you are a complainer please seek other summer employment. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Contact: Wendy Trowbridge (email@example.com, 775-225-4664). Posted: 2/15/06.
University of Nevada, Reno: A research project is being conducted through the Great Basin Landscape Ecology Lab, quantifying understory regeneration in post-fire pinyon-juniper woodlands. Our landscape-level study focuses on patterns of post-fire succession as influenced by biotic and abiotic factors, with particular emphasis on what determines establishment of native sagebrush grassland species vs. the invasive annual, cheatgrass. This is part of a larger, Joint Fire Science Program-funded study of bird and butterfly habitat change in response to fire and fuels treatments in central Nevada. The project provides a great opportunity for learning about plant communities in the Great Basin and gaining valuable field experience in landscape ecology and plant community ecology. Duties: A total of 3 field biologists will be hired to assist in field data collection and data management. The preferred work schedule is 8 days on and 6 days off so as to maximize field time though this is negotiable amongst the selected work crew. However, car camping in remote locations will be required, as well as willingness to carry field equipment. Valid driver's license is required as well as the ability to navigate with map, compass and GPS. Selected applicants must be willing to work outdoors under rugged conditions and with other people. The majority of the data collection will involve plant identification and so experience in this area will be seen as a plus, in addition to experience with GPS and PDA units. Pay: $11-13/hour (DOE), 40 hours/ week over two week periods. Overtime hours will not be paid though per diem will. The job will begin May 22, 2006 and end approximately August 18, 2006. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org or Lea Condon 1000 Valley Road, MS 186, Reno, Nevada, 89512. Posted: 1/13/06.
University of Nevada, Reno: The Forest Pathologist will have primary responsibility to set up and conduct field studies of the effects of de- and anti-icing compounds on vegetation in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Forest Pathologist will have advanced training and experience in the identification of tree diseases and pathology and will have primary responsibility for identifying and verifying causes of plant tissue damage in field surveys, processing soil and plant samples, and analyzing data, under the direct supervision of the project principal investigator, Dr. Robert S. Nowak. The successful candidate will play a key role in meeting the goals and objectives of this project and will interact with department of transportation officials and workers as well as other researchers on the project. Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally-accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Forest Pathology, Forestry, Plant Pathology, or related field and at least 2 years of professional experience in: 1) field and laboratory identification of conifer damage by salt, drought, insects, mistletoe, fungal, and other pathogens; 2) the sampling design, collection, analysis, and publishing of data from process-based ecological field studies; 3) the taxonomy and identification of montane and desert vegetation, especially western conifers; and 4) experimental design, computers, and statistical analyses. A Master's degree in one of the above fields with demonstration of knowledge and experience in the above areas is preferred. Candidates also must be: 1) capable of extended fieldwork under adverse weather conditions; 2) capable of using 4-wheel drive vehicles and mechanized field equipment; 3) able to work effectively with minimal supervision plus work as a productive team member; and 4) highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Highly desirable qualifications include demonstrated abilities to: use surveying and scientific equipment to test, sample, and gather data; and measure, record, and interpret vegetation data. Work Location and Salary: The Forest Pathologist will spend extended periods of time at the field study locations, especially during the spring and summer. The pathologist will also need to interact and work with other collaborating investigators as needed. Starting salary is targeted as a Range 2 Administrative Faculty (approximately $35k per year, plus benefits) and will be commensurate with experience. This grant-funded position is expected to continue for approximately 2 years; continued employment is contingent on the availability of funding. Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on November 11, 2005. Starting Date: December 1, 2005. Application Procedure: In order to apply, and for a full position description, please visit www.unrsearch.com. For additional information, contact: Bob Nowak, Search Chair (775-784-1656) email@example.com or Heidi McConnell, Search Coordinator (775-784-4020) firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available from http://www.ag.unr.edu/nowak/Jobs/jobs.htm. Posted: 10/7/05.
University of Nevada, Reno: Rangeland Ecologist (2 positions) - will have primary responsibility for setting up experimental studies for ecology research projects and then the collection and analysis of data and samples from those studies. One Rangeland Ecologist will primarily work on two global change related projects in the Mojave Desert: the Nevada Desert FACE Facility and the Mojave Global Change Facility . The second Rangeland Ecologist will primarily work on a cheatgrass control and rangeland restoration project and a newly-funded project that examines the effects of de- and anti-icing compounds on vegetation in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The successful candidates will play a key role in meeting the goals and objectives of these projects and will interact with researchers across the region. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Plant Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field and at least 1 year of professional experience in: 1) the sampling design, collection, analysis, and publishing of data from process-based ecological field studies; 2) the taxonomy and identification of montane and desert vegetation; and 3) experimental design, computers, and statistical analyses. A Master's degree in one of the above fields with demonstration of knowledge and experience in the above areas is preferred. Candidates also must be: 1) capable of extended fieldwork under adverse weather conditions; 2) capable of using 4-wheel drive vehicles and mechanized field equipment; 3) able to work effectively with minimal supervision plus work as a productive team member; and 4) highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Highly desirable qualifications include demonstrated abilities to: use scientific equipment to test, sample, and gather data; and measure, record, and interpret vegetation data. Work Location and Salary: The Rangeland Ecologists will spend extended periods of time at remote field study locations, especially during the spring and summer. The ecologists will also need to interact and work with other collaborating investigators as needed. Starting salary is targeted at the rate equivalent to the federal GS-7/9 level (approximately $33,000 per year) and will be commensurate with experience. Medical, dental, and vision benefits are provided. These grant-funded positions are expected to continue for approximately 2 years; continued employment is contingent on the availability of funding. Consideration of applications will begin on September 1, 2005 and continue until positions are filled. Starting Date: As soon as possible. Application Procedure: Send a letter of application summarizing how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the name, address, email address, and telephone number for three references to: Robert S. Nowak, Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Science / MS 370, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557. More information. For additional information, contact: Bob Nowak (775-784-1656) email@example.com. Posted: 8/22/05.
University of New Mexico: The Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Program is looking to hire a Field Research Associate. This person will work as part of a four person field crew to collect botanical and associated zoological data for several research projects. Projects include, but are not limited to, Net Primary Productivity, Line Intercept Transects, Small Mammal Exclosure Study, Arthropod Pitfall Traps and Mammal Trapping. This person will be required to live much of the time at the Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge (housing provided) and work half of the year on the Albuquerque campus of UNM. This position collects field data, enters data, processes lab samples, and manages large data sets. To apply for this position, you must apply through UNM's eJobs website at and look for requisition # M43151. This is a full time position that pays $24-26k per year with benefits. The application deadline is January 3rd, 2006 or until filled. For further questions, contact Karen Wetherill, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/15/05.
University of North Carolina: Birds and Fire Research Technicians (6; 4: AZ, 2:NM). We are looking for 6 skilled technicians to assist in quantifying the responses of bird and bug communities to prescribed fire in ponderosa pine forests of the US Southwest. Crews are needed to conduct field work on sites located near Flagstaff and Lakeside, Arizona and on the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. Position appointments run from ~15 May-30 June 2006, with possible extension to 15 August, 2006. Start and end dates are flexible. Duties: 1) Collect field data (80%) including (but not limited to) avian distance sampling counts, arthropod sampling, behavioral observations, vegetation and fire effects surveys, and GIS/GPS field mapping; 2) Data entry (10%) in Excel 3) Data analysis (10%). Qualifications: 1) B.S. in wildlife or related field; 2) Previous field research and computer experience is preferred; 3) Excellent physical condition; 4) Individuals need a valid driver's license and must have a good driving record. Minimum Qualification: Experience sampling bird communities. Preferred Qualifications: Distance sampling or point count experience and B.S. in Wildlife Biology or related field. Benefits: On-site housing may be provided (depending on site). Salary: $10.50 / hour, plus overtime and holiday pay possible. Last Date to Apply: 30 April, 2006, or, until positions filled. Documentation Needed: 1) Cover letter clearly stating research interests; 2) Detailed resume; 3) Minimum of 3 references with contact information. Electronic submissions/inquiries preferred. Contact: Lindsay Berk, EM: email@example.com, Department of Geography-CB#3220, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3220. Posted: 4/17/06.
University of North Carolina: Summer Research Assistant in Ecology. Previous research experience and completion of a general ecology course is preferred. The position will involve a mixture of field and laboratory work, with the ability to work outdoors in sometimes uncomfortable conditions being essential (i.e. direct sun, occasional rain). Successful applicants will learn basic field ecology techniques and laboratory procedures. Our work focuses on the role of viral & fungal plant pathogens in: controlling or facilitating biological invasions by plants; modulating the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems; and structuring plant communities. Time and money: The preferred start date is between mid-April and mid-May, however the exact date is negotiable. The position would continue as full-time until at least mid-August. Ability to work full-or part-time in the fall is preferred, but not required. The salary is $8.00 to $9.67/ hr, depending on experience. To Apply: Please submit the following together via email as part of an application: A current resume; Contact information for (2) references; Possible and preferred start and end dates; A brief cover letter. Applications are accepted via email only. Send them to Scot Waring (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply soon. More information on our research program. Flyer (pdf). Posted: 3/13/06.
University of Notre Dame: A GIS analyst/research technician is needed in the lab of Dr. David Lodge. The successful candidate will participate in research projects on aquatic invasive species, especially on efforts to model current and potential future species distributions based on human-mediated dispersal pathways and environmental characteristics. Research will focus on species dispersal to the North America continent, and from the NA Great Lakes to waterways across NA. The analyst will work as part of an interdisciplinary team; support the work of graduate students and postdocs; provide creative leadership for the spatial components of research projects; and contribute to the management and administration of research projects. Collaborators and partners in the research include scientists and economists at other universities, The Nature Conservancy, the US Forest Service, and other federal and state agencies. Minimum qualifications include BA/BS degree in geography, landscape ecology, ecology or related discipline, and substantial GIS work experience. MS involving GIS is preferred. Specifically, expertise is required with ESRI ArcGIS; creating and maintaining large data bases; data-mining methods to build new GIS layers from various data sources; appropriate database management software and programming languages; and statistical analysis and interpretation of spatial data. Strong communication skills (oral and written) are essential. Training or experience in aquatic ecology is preferred by not essential. Screening will begin immediately, but it is anticipated that applications will be accepted at least through early August. Position will begin in fall 2006, with some flexibility depending on candidate availability. Starting annual salary will be $45-$50k plus excellent benefits. Email your letter of interest; resume; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of three references to Joanna McNulty (email@example.com). Posted: 6/29/06.
University of Notre Dame: Alaska Field Technician – Stream Ecology Laboratory, Dept. of Biological Sciences. Technician will assist with a project studying salmon-derived nutrients (SDN) in riparian and linked aquatic ecosystems of Southeast Alaska. Much of Southeast Alaska is within the Tongass National Forest, the largest area of temperate rainforest in the US, which is managed for multiple uses including tree harvest and salmon production. The project is directed by Dr. Gary Lamberti, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369, in collaboration with other scientists at Notre Dame, Michigan State, University of Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest Research Station (USDA Forest Service). The technician will need to be physically fit and able to work in sometimes inclement conditions (cold and rain) and in the vicinity of black bears. Knowledge or experience in aquatic and riparian ecology is preferred. The technician will gain valuable field experience and be involved in important ecological research in Alaska. This 4-month position will begin July 2006 and end October 2006; housing and transportation will be provided. For further information please contact Dr. Dominic Chaloner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should submit (1) letter of application, (2) current C.V., and (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees, preferably by email to email@example.com, by June 1, 2006, although review of applications will commence immediately. Posted: 5/11/06.
University of South Dakota: Field technicians needed to assist a PhD student in a study of small mammal populations in prairie ecosystems. The study sites are located in southeastern South Dakota. Successful candidates will be willing and able to withstand adverse weather conditions, early mornings, and biting insects. Duties include erecting trapping grids, live capture of small mammals, tagging, taking morphologic measurements, vegetation sampling, and collection of owl pellets. This is a great opportunity for an interested individual to learn about small mammal ecology, wildlife management, and gain research experience. Pay will be approximately $1,200 per month and housing will be provided. Start date is approximately June 1st and employment will continue until the end of August or September (depending on successful applicant’s availability). If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Rachel DeMots at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Posted: 3/21/06.
University of Toledo: immediate opening for a research technician at their Lake Erie Center campus in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Bossenbroek. This position has the responsibility for studying the potential distributions and impacts of invasive species, including the zebra mussel and emerald ash borer. This position will be responsible for assisting with projects in the laboratory/field, working with ArcGIS, data management and library research. A successful candidate must hold a BA or BS degree and have undergraduate research experience. Experience with aquatic environments, mathematics and statistics and other applicable computer programs are preferred. The salary for this position is $27k per year. To apply, submit a cover letter (include position title and job #900018), a resume, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references to: The University of Toledo, Human Resources Department, Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390; Fax (419) 530-1490; or email email@example.com Use only one method of application. Resumes must be received by Friday, October 21, 2005. Posted: 10/11/05.
University of Toronto: Field Assistant needed to assist Ph.D. graduate student for carbon accounting project of northern boreal mixedwoods. Project is part of a larger study examining the distribution and use of downed woody debris in mixedwood forests in northern Ontario. Project work would take place in Northeastern Ontario based out of Kapuskasing. Duties would include 1) tree mensuration; 2) collection and identification of plant samples; 3) sampling of organic and mineral soil through coring and pit digging. Wages are commensurate with experience. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to work under sometimes inclement conditions. Accommodations will be at field camps, with some camping on occasion. As a large amount of driving will take place on gravel and logging roads, road experience and a full G licence is an asset. Start date will be between May 15th and June 1st with fieldwork continuing for approximately 3 months (depending on availability of applicant). If interested please send resume or an email describing your research interests and experience (less than one page) along with at least 2 references to email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 3/23/06.
University of Vermont: Research Assistant (1) needed early / mid May through late July, for study of population viability and mating systems of grassland songbirds in the Champlain Valley, Vermont. Field work will include mist netting, color-banding, nest searching/monitoring (Bobolink and Savannah Sparrow), and searching for dispersed individuals. Applicants should be self-motivated and have experience in mist netting, nest searching, or be experienced in aural identification of grassland birds. Flat terrain, friendly vegetation, few biting insects, early mornings, sense of humor, and gallons of Vermont cheese/ ice cream. Stipend $350/week 10 weeks. Housing not provided, though will assist in finding affordable housing in Burlington. Send cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applications only accepted via email: Noah Perlut (email@example.com). Posted: 1/31/06.
University of Vermont: I'm seeking to fill a position for a field biologist to assist with the collection of tree demographic data in Everglades National Park. The minimum requirement is a BS/BA in a biological or environmental field. The position requires an individual that is capable of working independently with a minimum amount of supervision. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to locate and census trees in pre-established plots, measuring growth and survivorship, maintain seed traps and monitor tree seedlings. Secondary tasks will include processing seed trap contents and entering data into computer spreadsheets. This work is part of a long term study of savanna dynamics in response to disturbance and invasion by exotics. The position will require extensive time spent in the field, usually not accompanied by others. The Florida Everglades can be a challenging environment in which to work, with high temperatures, humidity and insects. The position is full time, is available beginning in October or November and will continue through May or June. Salary will be approximately $12.50 per hour, depending on experience, and will also include a modest stipend for housing. This is a temporary position and as such does not include medical insurance, paid leave or sick time. To apply, please send (via email preferred) a letter of interest, a cv or resume, and contact information for three references to Brian Beckage (Brian.Beckage@uvm.edu). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please contact me for more information or with specific questions regarding the position. Posted: 9/27/05.
University of Washington: Crew leaders needed for a study investigating the effects of Off-Highway vehicle (OHV) use on Northern Spotted (NSO) owl behavior, physiology and reproductive success in the Shasta and Mendocino National Forests of Northern California. Study dates are from mid March until the end of July 2006. The field crew will be comprised of 14 interns, 4 crew leaders and a project manager split between separate base camps in the two forests. Pay to be based on experience in the range of $12-$17 an hour. Housing, food money, and vehicles provided. Duties include: • Survey NSO territories and locate nests. • Conduct behavioral observations of NSO. • Collect and process NSO fecal samples in the field. • Assist on-site coordinators and project sponsors to manage project logistics. • Train, and supervise volunteer field personnel. • Maintain data recording forms. • Manage transfer of field data to database manager. • Manage sample inventories and data reporting. • Work with other staff to achieve effective public outreach and education. • Assist with production of annual technical reports for field projects. Preferred experience includes: • Surveying for NSO. • Orienteering. • Making behavioral observations in the field. • Physically fit. • Good driving record/ comfortable driving large field vehicles. • Supervising others. • Using the Microsoft Office suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs, ESRI GIS software, and Visual Basic. To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest, and three references to: Lisa S. Hayward, Ph.D., Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195. office: (206) 543-1623, fax: (206) 616-2011. Posted: 11/15/05.
University of Wisconsin: Avian Field Technicians (5) and Interns (2) are needed from approximately May 8 to July 28, 2006, to assist with research investigating the effects of rural housing development and land cover change on forest songbirds in the Baraboo Hills of southwestern Wisconsin. Three technicians and two interns will evaluate breeding success of forest songbirds and survey predator communities. Two additional experienced technicians will conduct point counts in the early breeding season and assist with collection of data on forest vegetation structure and composition later in the summer. Field data will be recorded with PDAs and GPS receivers using ArcPad 7 mapping and data entry applications. Binoculars may be available. All applicants should have a strong interest in assisting with scientific research in a team atmosphere. Expect early work hours (in the field by sunrise) and challenging field conditions (terrain, ticks, and temperature). Enthusiasm and a focus on details is a must. For technician positions, relevant coursework (e.g. ornithology) or experience demonstrating knowledge of eastern bird ID by sight and sound is required. Familiarity with plant species of eastern deciduous forests is a plus. Our goal for interns is to provide valuable training and experience in field research. These positions are designed for applicants with a strong desire for challenging work and a rewarding learning experience. To apply, send a brief letter of interest, a resume or details of previous experience and responsibilities, and contact information of 2 references to Adrian Lesak preferably via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 120 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53705. Salary: Technicians - $8.75/hr (40-50 hours/week, 6 days per week); Interns - $700/month stipend (40-50 hours/week, 6 days per week); no benefits. Accommodations provided: Modest shared housing including electricity, bathroom, and a furnished kitchen (sorry, no pets). Posted: 3/21/06.
University of Wisconsin: Responsible field assistants are needed from April 2006 through November 2006 (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 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. This is an opportunity to gain valuable research experience surrounded by remote boreal forest, beautiful water ways and the Northern lights. 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. Selected applicants will be notified and interviews will be scheduled. Resumes must be received no later then March 24th 2006. Posted: 3/2/06.
University of Wisconsin: Avian Field Technicians needed from approximately April 15 to June 15, 2006, to conduct point counts of birds in the northern Chihuahuan Desert, south central New Mexico. A few of the potentially 140+ species that will be encountered include Scott’s Oriole, Crissal Thrasher, Lesser Nighthawk, and Cassin’s Sparrow. All persons hired will conduct point counts and assist with collecting data on vegetation structure and composition, using a fairly quick protocol (no counting indivivual stems, for ex.). Data will be collected using PDAs connected to GPS, and rangefinders. Technicians should have their own binoculars. Applicants should have taken a college ornithology course. Familiarity with desert and/or grassland plants, and experience working in hot rigorous field conditions is a plus. Very well qualified applicants will have conducted point counts and/or nest searched in the desert southwest previously, but applicants who are birders without desert experience are encouraged to apply as well. The study area is McGregor Range of Fort Bliss, located between Alamogordo, NM and El Paso, TX. Work is up to 7 days/wk, but usually less, beginning at 4 or 5 a.m. and finishing by about 2 pm. Days off are determined by the military access schedule. The position includes no paid vacation or benefits. Nearby attractions include the Sacramento Mountains (Lincoln National Forest), White Sands National Monument, the Organ Mountains. An application letter specifying your available dates, a resume, and phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references, should be sent (electronically is preferable, or via post) to Véronique St-Louis: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 120 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706. Salary: $1500/month ($9.37/hour). Housing will be provided. Transportation from Wisconsin or on the route from WI to NM may be provided. Posted: 2/7/06.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Forest Landscape Ecology Laboratory seeks applicants for a Forest Ecologist/Lead Technician (official title: Research Intern) on a long-term ecosystem study in Flambeau River State Forest, Rusk County, northern Wisconsin. Professors David Mladenoff and Tom Gower are the principal investigators. This full-time academic staff position is supervised by the project manager. 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. Required: A graduate degree desired 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 and significant responsibility 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 $25-28k, 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 6-month period of evaluation, the position is expected to be renewed on an annual basis dependent on funding. Email applications are preferred. We will evaluate applicants as received; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Desired start date is in August, if possible. Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references, with phone and email addresses to: David Mladenoff, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, email: email@example.com. Posted: 7/28/05.
University of Wyoming: Location: National Park Service Research Center, Grand Teton National Park, WY. Duration: June 25-September 30, 2006. Technician will assist a graduate student in a study investigating the rates, controls and contribution of N-fixation to the N budget in NW Wyoming streams. Qualifications: Working towards or finished a bachelor’s degree in an ecological field. Expertise in freshwater ecology preferred. Candidate chosen must be able to provide their own transportation to Grand Teton National Park. Successful candidate must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to work long hours in the field, have a strong work ethic and enthusiasm, ability to collect accurate data, and the ability to live and work closely with others. Salary: Qualified applicants will earn $7-$9/hr + housing (UW-NPS biological station in Grand Teton National Park). Contact: Please submit a letter of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references to Lisa Neerhof (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071. Electronic copies are preferred. Application review will begin on May 20 and continue until a suitable person is hired. Posted: 5/11/06.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Avian Technicians (1-2) needed for Shrub-Steppe Bird Project in southern Utah from mid-April to the end of July. Example of duties: conduct avian line transect surveys for passerine birds, vegetation sampling and characterization in shrub-steppe habitats, perform data entry of field survey results and other data as needed. Fieldwork will be based in southern Utah in various National Monuments, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management areas. Qualifications: Preferred candidates should have experience conducting western passerine bird surveys (both visual ID skills and song/call ID skills) in shrub-steppe habitats or have line transect survey experience, have experience with distance sampling, ability to hike up to 5 miles/day, have excellent vision & hearing, ability to operate a 4WD vehicle, and possess a valid driver's license. Experience with basic vegetation sampling methods is desired. Technicians should be experienced and have knowledge in the use of GPS technology, optics, and range finders and will also be required to use laptop computers for the purpose of data entry and word processing. Work will be performed both independently and as part of a team. Extended periods away from home (camping) will be necessary in order to complete individual tasks. A work vehicle and grocery allowance will be provided. Salary: $9.50/hr to $11/hr DOE. Hiring begins March 13th and will continue until positions are filled. Please send resume with letter of interest and 3 references to Dr. Jim Parrish, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Non-Game Avian Program, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110, PO Box 146301, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301(Email preferred: email@example.com). For more information phone (801) 538-4788. Posted: 3/14/06.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Avian Field Techs: (3 Point transect positions) Enthusiastic, curious, and independent-minded birders needed to conduct point transects with distance estimations for the 15th year of Utah's statewide riparian bird surveys. Positions run from late-April to mid-July 2006 with some flexibility on either end. Salary ranges from $10-$12/hr DOE. Vehicle and grocery allowance also provided. Applicants must be willing to work long hours independently (frequently alone), car-camp for extended periods in remote locations, and hike up to 5 miles/day. Must have excellent vision, hearing, ability to operate a 4WD vehicle, and possess a valid driver's license. Preferred candidates will be: 1) Able to identify western riparian birds both visually and by song/call; 2) Experienced with point transect methods including distance sampling 3) Able to estimate populations of mixed species with reasonable accuracy 4) Experienced with GPS and rangefinders 5) Able to interact well with other team members and the general public. 6) Must be able to attend mandatory training/orientation sessions to be held during the first week of May. Positions are administered out of the Salt Lake City office. Study sites include Zion and Capitol Reef National Parks, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, State and Federal Wildlife Management Areas, and several National Forests. Two positions will be based in southern Utah and one will be based in northern Utah. There is possibility of an extended field season to include vegetation sampling and assisting at banding stations. Applicants should send resume, cover letter (including dates of availability) and list of three references by 20 Feb 2006 to Hillary White (firstname.lastname@example.org) Utah Division of Wildlife Resources; Non-Game Avian Program; 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110; PO Box 146301; Salt Lake City, UT; 84114-6301. (PH: 801-538-4781). Posted: 1/13/06, revised: 2/8/06.
Utah State University: Minimum Salary: $36k plus benefits. The Department of Forest, Range & Wildlife Sciences and the Ecology Center seek a Restoration Ecology Research Associate to manage USU’s portion of a multi-institution, multi-state, multi-disciplinary sagebrush restoration/fuels management research project. This is a temporary professional position scheduled for 5 years, contingent on continuation of promised funding. Available immediately but the starting date is negotiable. In collaboration with University of Nevada–Reno, Oregon State University, University of Idaho, Brigham Young University, USDA Forest Service, USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Bureau of Land Management, and USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, we are conducting a region-wide study on fuels management and restoration of Great Basin Wyoming big sagebrush–bunchgrass ecosystems threatened with conversion to cheatgrass-degraded systems. The overall project integrates plant ecology, fire science, wildlife biology, soil science, hydrology, economics, and social sciences, and includes a strong outreach component. The primary responsibility is to manage day-to-day operations of USU experiments, including supervising field and laboratory work of graduate and undergraduate students associated with the project and to the extent possible conducting independent research. Specifically: 1) Set up and maintain experimental plots in the eastern Great Basin, including supervising fence construction, treatment application, and weather station installation. 2) Manage field crews collecting data on fuels and plant demographic responses to treatments, downloading climate data, preparing soil samples, and other tasks as needed. Work requires extensive time in the field in summer, at times in remote areas while camping. 3) Contribute, as time permits, to other experiments associated with the overall project both within Utah and in other States. 4) Archive data electronically and contribute to the analysis of data and writing of manuscripts. 5) Participate in project-wide meetings; interact with participants from collaborating institutions. 6) Assist with outreach as needed and as time permits. 7) Conduct independent research as time permits. 8) Other related duties that may arise. Qualifications: A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience in Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources, or a related field is required. Experience conducting, analyzing, and interpreting ecological experiments is required. Must be able to travel and work for extended periods under desert conditions, and work effectively with minimal supervision as well as work as a productive team member are required. Must be highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with ecological restoration and with semiarid land ecology, especially sagebrush ecology, is desirable but not required. To apply, send a letter of application summarizing qualifications; a curriculum vita/resumé; copies of any relevant publications or manuscripts; and have 3 letters of professional reference sent to: Gene Schupp, Research Associate Search, Department of Forest, Range and Wildlife Sciences, 5230 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230. For further information contact Gene Schupp at 435-797-2475 or email@example.com or Mark Brunson at 435-797-2458 or Mark.Brunson@usu.edu. Application review will begin 15 August 2005 and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 7/18/05.
Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage: Environmental Specialist I (Mountain Region Steward) Roanoke, VA Position #00429, Closes 7/14/06. The Mountain Region Steward is responsible for a wide range of management activities on state-owned natural area preserves in the Mountain Region of Virginia. Activities include (1) writing site-specific natural area preserve management plans, (2) conducting stewardship actions to enhance natural heritage resources (rare species habitats, natural community occurrences, karst features), and (3) coordinating and assisting with site operations management actions. Stewardship actions have the objective of restoring, enhancing, and maintaining Virginia's natural communities and rare species of plants and animals and include prescribed burning, invasive species control, hydrological restoration, compatible use determinations, and biological monitoring. The Mountain Region Steward will also assist with site evaluations for new natural area preserve acquisitions and development of plans for appropriate public access facilities. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in natural resource management or applied biological science preferred, Masters degree would be ideal. Thorough understanding of ecology, natural history, land and natural resource management techniques, conservation biology, and vegetation monitoring techniques. Experience in natural areas management highly preferred. Skills and experience in management planning as applied in the process of developing detailed plans for managing land to conserve rare species and natural communities. Well-developed skills with GPS and GIS technology, map preparation, and interpretation and use of soils, geology, and topographical maps. Training and experience in prescribed burning for habitat restoration and pesticide application for invasive species control. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills. Must have working knowledge of Virginia flora and fauna. This position will require a self-starting individual with the ability to work effectively both independently, as well as cooperatively with a wide spectrum of natural resource, academic, and administrative professionals. This position is located in Roanoke, Virginia. Some overnight travel is required. Valid Virginia Drivers License or the ability to obtain one, is required. Starting pay range is $35k-$42k plus benefits. Application: To be considered, the DCR Human Resources Office must receive your completed state application and/or résumé by the close-out date listed by 5 p.m. Eastern Time by fax at (804) 371-0315, or by mail addressed to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, ATTN: Human Resources Office, 203 Governor Street, 4th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. Posted: 6/27/06.
Virginia Tech: Summer Field Technician to assist with live trapping and radio telemetry of raccoons between Aprils thru August. Fieldwork will be conducted in Anne Arundel County Maryland in forested and urban environments to study the effects of rabies on raccoon populations. Technician will be responsible for assisting in live trapping, blood drawing, ear tagging, measuring, weighing, radio collars, radio telemetry and some data entry. Candidate must be in good physical condition, have positive attitude, work well with others and be able to work long hours, with some nights and weekends. Successful candidates should have or be working toward a B.S. or B.A. degree, in wildlife biology, must have experience in live trapping, handling of small animals and radio telemetry. Knowledge of Arcgis, Locate and Microsoft programs is a plus. The candidate must also be willing to receive a series of rabies vaccinations. To apply submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 references (email preferred). Duration: April thru August. Salary: $10.00 per hour-housing is not provided. Contact: Justin Gross, senior technician, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 410-706-3661, Fax: 410-706-4425. Posted: 3/29/06.
Virginia Tech: Red Knot/Shorebird Research Assistants (4), 15 April-15 June, 2006. Assist in a 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 with radio-telemetry, shorebird capture and tagging, identifying shorebirds, operating medium-sized watercraft (24-ft Privateer), and conducting field studies is preferred. Valid driver's license required. $400/week + housing. Send vita including academic background, transcripts, and names and contact information of 3 references to: Sarah Karpanty, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 (EM: email@example.com). (Prefer application as e-mail attachment). Application review will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Start and end dates of position are partially negotiable. Posted: 2/21/06.
Virginia Tech: Natural Resource Specialist, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Long-term position with full benefits. Work location is Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Will work as part of a team with project PIs (Jeff Walters and Carola Haas), graduate students, a field coordinator and two other technicians studying red-cockaded woodpeckers, Florida bog frogs, flatwoods salamanders and other species of conservation interest. Must be in good physical condition, willing to climb to 60' and able to operate power drills, and able to walk through streams and wetlands wearing waders. Degree in biology, zoology, fisheries and wildlife biology or related field required. Experience working with red-cockaded woodpeckers, identifying birds by sight and sound, capturing and marking amphibians, measuring wetland habitats, conducting frog call counts, reading color bands, constructing artificial cavities and banding birds preferred. Two full-time positions available, open until filled, review of applications to begin 12/5/05. Access http://www.hr.vt.edu/ to submit an application, (resume or cover letter also requested), search on posting number 043298. For more information contact Jeff Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org, Carola Haas at email@example.com, or Jim Kowalsky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/28/05.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: senior monitoring technician to work in a team setting and provide expertise for State lands Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) riparian effectiveness monitoring. This is a full time, permanent job, with health benefits stationed in Olympia, Washington. The monitoring is designed to meet the adaptive management goal of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of active management to restore riparian areas on over 1 million areas of State trust lands in western Washington to older forest conditions. The Technician is responsible for supporting field implementation of HCP research studies and is the field lead for the implementation of WADNR HCP riparian effectiveness monitoring. The position provides office (35%) and field (65%) expertise for HCP riparian instream and riparian forest research and monitoring efforts, including, collecting and maintaining monitoring data to achieve specific project objectives, assisting in the evaluation of existing methods, the co-developer of new methods and procedures, implementation of quality control measures conduct statistical analysis and draft reports. Experience in field forestry, riparian and aquatic ecology and report preparation would all be beneficial. More information (pdf). Closes: 2/10/06. Posted: 2/1/06.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: seeking professional, qualified individuals for the following positions. Complete job announcements and application instructions Questions? Please contact us at DNRrecruiting@wadnr.gov or 360.902.1142. Contract Services Manager: This position is responsible for program development, planning and implementation of a statewide contracting for services program. The contract services functions will include harvesting, pre-sales and forest health-silviculture overstocking control. Monthly Salary Range: $3,663 - $4,685. Location: Olympia WA. Closes: December 2, 2005. Implementation Monitoring Field Coordinator: Duties: This position is responsible for coordinating implementation monitoring for the _Habitat Conservation Plan_. The coordinator designs implementation monitoring studies, manages seasonal field crews to collect data, compiles and analyzes data and writes scientific reports on study findings. Monthly Salary Range: $3,318 - $4,247. Location: Olympia, WA. Closes: December 7. Landscape Ecologist: This position is responsible for developing a team oriented research and monitoring program in the general area of landscape ecology, with emphasis on landscapes managed for northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, riparian and other habitats of concern. Monthly Salary Range: $4,041 - $5,175. Location: Olympia WA. Closes: Open until filled. First screening December 15. Natural Areas Program Ecologist: This position is responsible for directing and participating in ecological management, scientific research, management planning, monitoring and ecological restoration activities on DNR's 25 natural areas in eastern Washington. Monthly Salary Range: $4,041 - 5,175. Location: Ellensburg WA. Closes: December 15. Assistant Region Manager, State Lands Asset Management: Responsible for asset management and public use programs on state-owned trust lands within the region. Programs managed include: leasing, rights-of-way, trespass, land sales and purchases, land exchanges, land use planning and recreation, public use, GIS, etc. This region encompasses 8 counties in Southwest Washington. Monthly Salary Range: $4,501 - $5,744. Location: Castle Rock WA. Closes: Open until filled. First screening December 1. Posted: 11/28/05.
West Virginia University: Field Assistants (4) needed to work on several projects focusing on the responses of forest birds to timber harvesting. The positions are located on or near the Monongahela National Forest in central West Virginia. Two field assistants are needed for a study concerning the nesting ecology of Cerulean Warblers. Primary responsibilities will include spot-mapping (focusing on a suite of forest songbirds) and nest searching. Preferred start date for these positions is May 1, 2006 or earlier. One position will end July 1, and the other will extend until mid-August. Additionally, two point counters are needed for a study of forest breeding bird responses to even-aged treatments (June 1 to mid-August). Start dates have some flexibility. This is an excellent opportunity to improve proficiency in many sampling techniques. All assistants will have the opportunity to work on other projects, and additional duties will include mist-netting, raptor counts, vegetation sampling, invertebrate sampling, and GPS work. Initially assistants may be required to work 6 days/wk. Successful applicants will have experience identifying Eastern songbirds by sight and sound and with any of the following tasks: conducting point counts, spot-mapping, nest searching, and handling birds. Some mist-netting experience preferred. Ideal candidates should have coursework in wildlife ecology or ornithology and experience with 4WD vehicles. Applicants must be physically able to work in steep terrain and have a valid driver’s license + clean driving record. Comfortable housing (no pets) and a stipend of $1200-1300/mo (DOE) will be provided in addition to first aid/CPR training. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by March 1, 2006 to Molly McDermott at email@example.com. Posted: 1/17/06.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy: two internship positions based for the County Natural Heritage Inventory Program of the PA Natural Heritage Program. County Natural Heritage Inventories showcase WPC’s conservation science efforts by combining and presenting information on unique plants, animals, natural ecological communities, and other important natural resources in Western Pennsylvania. These projects identify, map and discuss important places within a county; prioritize them based upon their attributes; and provide recommendations regarding their management and protection. Responsibilities include transporting and setting up field equipment; plant and animal specimen collection; note taking; measurement and recording of ecological data & other documentation of populations of rare plant, animal & natural communities; and navigation using map & compass and/or GPS. Successful candidate will be at least a junior majoring in an ecological/environmental course of studies. Coursework in biology and ecology required. Field study and GIS experience very helpful. Must be able to traverse rugged terrain and spend long hours out-of-doors, and travel to field sites throughout Western Pennsylvania. Position is based in Pittsburgh and will pay an hourly wage. Dates: May 1, 2006 - September 30, 2006 (flexible). To Apply: Send resume and letter of interest, including availability dates to: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Nancy Bassett, SPHR, Senior Director, Human Resources, Box R, Mill Run, PA 15464. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/1/06.
Wildlife Conservation Society: GIS Analyst (Associate Conservationist II), Living Landscapes Program, International Conservation Programs. We seek a person skilled at applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technologies (remote sensing, global positioning systems, database design, etc.) to support WCS efforts to save wildlife and wild places worldwide. The GIS Analyst will collaborate with WCS International Conservation staff on local, regional and global spatial analyses, while stationed at the Bronx Zoo, New York. The GIS Analyst will be expected to succeed in a fast-paced, team environment within the Living Landscapes Program, while contributing to new models for conservation based on application of landscape ecology, training WCS staff and partners, and fulfilling other duties, including technical assistance, communications and fund-raising. Some international travel will be required. Candidates must have a graduate degree in Geography, Computer Science or Environmental Science (or a related discipline) and have had at least two years experience in environmental GIS using ESRI ArcGIS and Arcview software packages and substantive experience with remote sensing software (e.g. ERDAS Imagine). Experience with standard databases such as Microsoft Access is desired, but not required. Programming experience is also preferred. The applicant should have knowledge of field techniques used to gather spatial data for wildlife and environmental conservation (such as GPS, aerial surveys, and biotelemetry) and how such data can be prepared and analyzed to answer conservation questions, especially in an international context. Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required; skills in other languages are also desired. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to provide training in GIS and remote sensing. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US. To apply, please send by regular mail a cover letter describing your qualifications and reasons for desiring this position, a resume and a sample of your GIS work (maps and analyses) to Dr. Eric Sanderson, Associate Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, 10460 USA. Email submissions will not be considered. All applications must be received by July 14, 2006, for full consideration. For more information, contact Dr. Sanderson at email@example.com. Posted: 6/22/06.
Woods Hole Research Center: We have a Research Assistant position open with responsibilities in hydrologic modeling and land use change. Required: Master’s degree, experience in hydrologic modeling, programming, advanced GIS. Desired: spatial statistics, remote sensing. Background: ecology, environmental science, hydrology. Spoken and written fluency in English with excellent communication and public presentation skills. Application deadline: April 14. Salary: upper 30s. Send cover letter, resume, and list with name, mailing address, email address, and telephone for three references, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 508-540-9700, or mail: Research Assistant Search, Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA 02540. Full job ad. Posted: 3/13/06.
Woods Hole Research Center: We have a Research Assistant position open with responsibilities in remote sensing and programming to support mapping and modeling of land cover/land-use change and ecosystem/dynamics. Qualifications: Master's degree with relevant work experience. Background in Biology, ecology, environmental or earth science. Required: Remote sensing, spatial statistics, advanced GIS. Preferred: Carbon/hydrologic/land-use change modeling, programming, WWW development. Communication skills: Spoken and written fluency in English and a strong desire to communicate results to general and scientific audiences. Responsibilities: Support projects related to the use of remote sensing imagery in models of land-use change and vegetation carbon exchange. Process, manipulate and rectify a large volume of image data, develop algorithms and source code, and Q&A results. Work within a group setting to help analyze results, assess accuracy/uncertainties of image data products, integrate results into models, conduct and analyze model simulations, and synthesize and present results, including verbal presentation as well as assistance with the development of reports and publications and www material. Application deadline: October 28, 2005. Start: January-February, 2006. Send, by mail or fax (508-540-9700 - no email applications), cover letter, resume, and list with name, mailing address, email address, and telephone for three references, to: Research Assistant Search, The Woods Hole Research Center, P.O. Box 296, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Full job ad. Posted: 9/29/05.
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, environmental flow evaluations, threat assessments, 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; 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. Minimum work experience is five years. 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. Job #26142. No telephone inquiries please. Posted: 5/22/06.
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.
Wright State University: Research Technician Position available immediately to conduct grant-funded research in the chemical and molecular ecology of defenses in plants. This position includes collecting, extracting and analyzing plant tissues for chemical defenses using a variety of biochemical and molecular techniques. Culture and collections of plants, insects and microbes in the laboratory and field and their use in experiments in both the greenhouse and field is required. Some travel to field sites for sampling is required. Lab maintenance, including supervision of lab personnel, ordering and inventory, and general lab management is expected, along with data management, analysis, and manuscript preparation. Knowledge of plant chemistry, extractions of plant constituents including plant proteins, and spectrophotometry is essential. Ability to culture plants, insects, and microbes in the laboratory is helpful. Knowledge of molecular techniques, including extraction of DNA and RNA, and PCR is helpful. Position is 40 hours per week @ $12 per hour plus full benefits, with a duration pending grant funding. This job includes exposure to some hazardous laboratory chemicals and some field work outdoors in inclement weather. A B.S. in Biology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Ecology or related fields is required. A M.S. in one these areas is preferred. Position open until filled. Please send a resume, with contact info for three referees to: Don Cipollini, Wright State University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton OH 45435. Posted: 6/27/06.
Yellowstone Ecological Research: Field Technician, Coyotes on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. Fieldwork with a long-term ecological study of coyotes on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park: Nov. 1, 2005 – Mar. 1, 2006 (1 position); Dec. 1, 2005 – Apr. 1, 2006 (1 position); Jan. 5, 2006 – May 15, 2006 (4 positions). This is a long-term study focused on the ecological relationships between coyotes, their prey, and sympatric carnivores. Both ground-based radio-telemetry and field observations are used to collect data. Successful applicants will have a strong workethic, with a high degree of initiative and enthusiasm. The protocol includes a broad variety of elements, including radio-telemetry, open field behavioral observations, and carcass observations, with 90% of the job requiring capabilities for sustained physical work underdemanding field conditions. 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. Background 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 anoutstanding degree of initiative and motivation, and be able to worklong hours in the field. The majority of time will be spent in thefield, but duties also include data management. Field conditions aredemanding, and housing is in a remote setting, with very basic dormitory accommodations. Experience with radio-telemetry is strongly preferred, but not required. Compensation: Stipend of $400/month with housing provided. To Apply: Send resume, three references, and cover letter expressing interest to address or email listed below: Susan Kendrick, Field Crew Coordinator, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, 2048 Analysis Drive, Suite BBozeman, MT 59718. (406) 556-1414, email@example.com. Posted: 8/22/05.
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