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University of Guelph (Canada) Entomology Collections Technician 8/1/09 6/30/09
San Diego Zoo Field Botanist/Plant Ecologist 7/15/09 6/30/09
Puerto Rico Conservation Foundation Plant Ecologist, Kirtland's Warbler habitat, Bahamas 7/15/09 5/14/09
Colorado State University Coordinator, School of Global Environmental Sustainability 7/3/09 6/17/09
University of Alaska Fairbanks Eddy Covariance Technician 6/30/09
University of Missouri Technician/Lab Manager, Watershed Hydrology and Nutrient Cycling 6/30/09
University of California, Davis Research Assistant/Lab Manager, plant, soil, and water nutrient dynamics (MS) 6/23/09
IAP World Services, Inc. Biological Technician II - Leetown Science Center WV 6/18/09
University of Georgia Marine Institute Research Technician II, Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER 6/18/09
Bard College Research Asst, ecology of tick-borne infectious diseases 6/8/09
Concordia University College of Alberta (Canada) Lab Technician, Biology and Environmental Science 6/5/09 5/18/09
Florida International University Techs, Community ecology of fishes and macroinvertebrates 5/29/09
Bay Area Early Detection Network Invasive Plant Early Detection Coordinator 5/18/09 5/4/09
Cape Cod National Seashore Aquatic Ecologist 5/14/09
Walama Restoration Project Executive Director 5/8/09 4/22/09
University of California – Santa Barbara Lab Tech, Ecological Impacts of Nanomaterials 5/1/09
University of Wyoming Research assistant, ecological databases & ecoinformatics 5/1/09 3/6/09
Washington University Research Tech, landscape ecology, South Carolina 4/30/09
University of Oregon Research Asst, climate change and plants 4/27/09
University of Texas at Austin Research Associate, parasites and fish evolution 4/27/09
University of Minnesota Site Technician/Engineer, warming experiment 4/27/09
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant, plant and soil warming experiment 4/27/09
University of Waterloo (Canada) Research tech, plant morphology and insect dynamics 4/10/09 3/18/09
Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wildlife Nongame GIS Technician 4/3/09
Marin Municipal Water District Vegetation Ecologist 3/31/09 3/25/09
University of Notre Dame Technician, stream ecology 3/21/09 2/20/09
University of Virginia Facilities Caretaker, Mountain Lake Biological Station 3/19/09
University of Arizona Engineer, research instrumentation, atmospheric CO2 isotopes 3/19/09
Lassen National Forest Assistant Forest Botanist 3/18/09 3/10/09
College of William & Mary Behavioral Ecotoxicology, Songbirds (MS) 3/15/09 2/18/09
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Asst, CO2 exchange and vegetation structure of tundra ecosystems 3/13/09
National Park Service Invasive plant tech, Assateague Island 3/12/09 2/19/09
US Geological Survey Research Tech, hydrology/biogeochemistry 3/11/09
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Asst, Plum Island LTER 3/6/09
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Amphibian Research Technician 2/23/09 2/4/09
Pennsylvania State University Research Tech, plant/insect chemical ecology 2/20/09
Otis Bay Ecological Consultants Botany Technician 2/16/09
Purdue University Project coordinator, forestry (MS) 2/3/09
North Carolina State University Technician, climate change experiment (MS) 2/3/09
North Carolina State University Research Assistant, ecology/evolution of plant-insect interactions 2/1/09 1/13/09
University of South Carolina Technician, wetlands 1/29/09
New Mexico State University Research Assistant, Jornada LTER 1/26/09 1/20/09
American Bird Conservancy International Conservation Projects Specialist 1/25/09 1/20/09
North Carolina State University Tech, ecology/conservation of rare animals 1/23/09 12/30/08
The Presidio Trust Biological Science Technician 1/20/09
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. Marine Conservation, Communications & Outreach (MS) 1/20/09
University of Idaho Freshwater Conservation, Mojave Desert 1/16/09
University of Wisconsin-Madison Field Manager/Lead Tech, Forest Ecology 1/13/09
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Tech, forest ecosystem nutrient cycling 1/12/09 12/8/08
Casey Trees Urban Forestry Crew Chief 1/2/09
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. Researcher, Natural Resource Economics/Sociology (MS) 1/2/09
Fort Hays State University Environmental Educator, Kansas Wetlands Education Center 12/15/08 10/27/08
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center Technician, plant ecology (MS) 12/5/08
Oregon State University Lab manager/tech, grassland/dune community ecology 12/5/08 11/13/08
University of Georgia Senior Technician in Aquatic Biogeochemistry 12/1/08 11/13/08
University of South Carolina Wetland biogeochemistry technician 11/30/08 11/20/08
Ohio Division of Wildlife Wildlife Biologists 11/25/08
University of Wyoming Stable Isotope Laboratory Technician 11/24/08 11/19/08
University of Texas at Austin Field/laboratory assistant in Marine Ecology 11/10/08 10/20/08
University of Wyoming Remote Sensing Analyst (MS) 11/1/08 10/28/08
Oregon State University Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist (MS) 11/1/08 10/3/08
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center Plant Ecology Technician (MS) 10/31/08
Florida International University LIMS Database Manager (MS) 10/30/08
US EPA Gulf Ecology Division Coastal wetland ecology 10/28/08 10/10/08
Alaska Association of Conservation Districts Invasive Plants Program Coordinator 10/24/08 10/15/08
IAP World Services, Inc. Wetlands Restoration Biologist / GIS 10/21/08
University of New Mexico Field Research Tech, micrometeorology/plant physiology 10/21/08
Case Western Reserve University Research Asst, evolutionary ecology of amphibians 10/15/08
University of Georgia Research Tech, life history and habitat use of sturgeon 10/8/08
New Mexico State University GIS Specialist/Remote Sensing 10/6/08 9/26/08
Green Diamond Resource Company Wildlife Field Assistant, Amphibian Surveys 10/3/08 9/25/08
University of Arizona Research Tech, plant community ecology/physiological ecology 10/2/08
New Mexico State University GIS Specialist/Landscape Ecology 10/1/08 9/25/08
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Plant Ecology Research & Teaching 10/1/08 8/12/08
Duke University Geospatial Analysis & Software Development 9/30/08 9/3/08
University of Tennessee Field & laboratory technician/manager 9/25/08
University of Georgia Research Professional II: GIS/Ecologist (MS) 9/24/08 9/11/08
University of Rhode Island Research Asst, community ecology 9/12/08 8/26/08
Archbold Biological Station Executive Assistant 9/11/08
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Ecologist/Regional Planner III 9/10/08 8/26/08
Consortium for Ocean Leadership Program Associate 9/8/08
Tetra Tech, Inc. Biologist/Ecologist, Mojave Desert 9/5/08
Archbold Biological Station Research Assistant, Plant Ecology 9/?/08 7/31/08
Washington State University Research Assistant in Plant Evolutionary Genetics 9/1/08 8/5/08
Stanford University Technician, marine ecology and conservation 8/31/08 8/5/08
US Geological Survey Biologist/Biogeochemist Lab Manager (MS) 8/29/08 8/12/08
Champaign County Forest Preserve District Natural Resources Technician 8/29/08 8/5/08
Indiana University Microbial Ecologist/Soil Biogeochemist (MS) 8/22/08 8/4/08
University of Nevada, Reno Rangeland Ecologist 8/19/08 7/1/08
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Research Asst, bird & herp surveys (part-time) 8/15/08
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Field tech, aquatic ecology /biogeochemistry 8/14/08
US Geological Survey Technician, soil and plant ecology, Utah 8/14/08 8/4/08
Florida A&M University Research Associate, environmental microbiology 8/13/08 7/24/08
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science GIS, Conservation Resources Biologist (MS) 8/7/08
USDA-Agricultural Research Service Technician, grasshopper ecology 8/6/08 7/30/08
USDA Forest Service (Michigan) Technician, isotopic analysis of plant and soil samples 8/3/08 7/22/08
University of Arizona Senior Research Specialist, tree rings and climate change 8/1/08 7/9/08
University of Georgia Outreach Coordinator, Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan 7/30/08
University of New Orleans Terrestrial Ecology Research Associate 7/25/08 7/9/08
University of California, Davis Research Asst, plant-soil interactions in grasslands 7/22/08
University of Arizona Research tech: climate change, N deposition, and plant invasions 7/21/08
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Research Tech, Global Change Biology/Ecosystem Ecology 7/3/08
Pinchot Institute for Conservation Research Fellows - Bioenergy and Ecosystem Services 7/2/08

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Alaska Association of Conservation Districts: Invasive Plants Program Coordinator. Closes 10-24-2008. Job summary: Manage the AACD Invasive Plants Grant Program for Districts and Cooperative Weed Management Areas. This includes assisting in the development of CWMAs and providing direction in project development and seeking additional grant support for invasive plant programs. Work as the representative of AACD with the Invasive Species Working Group, and Alaska’s Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management. Other functions of the job include providing public presentations, invasive plant identification and inventory training as needed for work crews. Assist with project implementation at the local level as needed by CWMAs and/or Districts. Project implementation includes training and supervising staff, coordinating work timelines and schedules, and on the ground project implementation. This position is located in Palmer, Alaska. Essential job functions: Maintain records of grants awarded and assure that reporting is completed on time. Provide information to prospective applicants including project development assistance. Maintain information pertinent to the development of projects available on request. Minimum requirements Knowledge of invasive plant issues in Alaska. Firm understanding of ecology, agriculture and natural resource management issues. Should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in ecology, agronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, natural resource management or a related field. Masters degree in one of the above fields is recommended. Abilities required Proficient in computer skills, database management using Excel and GIS. Ability to write proposals, and newspaper articles under short deadlines. Good communication skills. For more information or to apply for the job please send a resume and cover letter to: Alaska Association of Conservation Districts, 1700 E. Bogard Road Suite 203A, Wasilla, AK 99654-6563., 907-373-7923, Fax 907-373-7928. Posted: 10/15/08.

American Bird Conservancy: ABC, an international bird conservation organization, has an opening for a full-time Conservation Projects Specialist for the International Division based in The Plains, Virginia to assist in the development and management of bird conservation programs in Latin America. The position is an opportunity to work with a dynamic and productive team of committed conservationists on some of the most important bird conservation issues in the Americas. The Conservation Projects Specialist works with International Division staff and other ABC staff to manage ABC's field conservation projects focused on threatened species, especially those at sites identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction, and priority Neotropical migrants at sites across Latin America and the Caribbean. The position assists in seeking and obtaining funding for projects and requires excellent organizational and writing skills and knowledge of ABC's mission, objectives, and programs. Major Duties: 1) Help to manage individual field conservation projects and/or components of major projects. 2) Prepare site conservation plans and species conservation plans. 3) Review and help refine technical reports from partners. 4) Assist in the development of habitat and species-specific monitoring programs. 5) Represent ABC in meetings with partners, other NGOs, and government agencies as needed for project management and development. 6) Work with senior International Program staff and Development staff in the preparation of project proposals and reports. 7) Undertake field visits to assess ongoing conservation projects. 8) Communicate with ABC staff about International programs, produce articles for publications and website. Requirements: 1. An M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in biological or environmental sciences, or combination of education and experience, especially in the areas of conservation planning, bird and/or habitat monitoring, and threats analysis. 2. At least two years experience in conservation and/or research in Latin American and/or Caribbean. 3. Knowledge of Neotropical migrant and resident birds preferred. 4. Fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Portuguese desired. 5. Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. 6. Ability and willingness to travel for significant periods of time, often in remote locations and at high elevation. 7. Proficiency with computers and software. 8. Ability to work efficiently and accurately, while adhering to deadlines. 9. Belief in and dedication to ABC's conservation mission. 10. Good social and organizational skills and high energy and enthusiasm. Send letter, resume, and references to Merrie Morrison, by 25 January 2009. Posted: 1/20/09.

Archbold Biological Station: Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL, a non-profit ecological research center, seeks assistant to the Executive Director. College degree preferred, excellent computer, organizational and communication skills; science background helpful. Salary: up to $32k/year depending on experience with excellent benefits. For more info: call 863-465-2571 x273. To apply: Email resume w/ cover letter to, or fax to 863-699-1927. Posted: 9/11/08.

Archbold Biological Station: Lake Placid, Florida. Available Fall 2008. We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a research assistant's position in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges. Duties include field data collection, field experiments, data analysis, computer work, and lab work. Our research focuses on plant population biology, fire ecology, restoration ecology, conservation biology, and community ecology; with a focus on the endemic plants of Florida scrub and on long-term data collection and analysis. Our lab consists of 3 full time scientists together with variable numbers of interns, graduate students, and collaborators; and is a stimulating and enjoyable workplace. Archbold is devoted to research, conservation, and education and is particularly strong in demography, conservation biology, fire ecology, and behavioral ecology. Archbold's 8000-acre natural area has outstanding examples of central Florida ecosystems and unique species. We also work within an extensive regional network of managed areas. The applicant should have a BA/BS in ecology, botany, or a related field, field experience collecting ecological data, skills in data handling, a willingness to work both as part of a team and independently, and stamina to work in a subtropical climate. Other desired qualifications include specific training in plant population biology or fire ecology, field experience in Florida, experience in hot, humid climates, experience with GPS and GIS, statistical training, computer modeling experience, and interest or experience in conservation and land management. Salary in the mid-20's (or higher depending on experience), includes benefits. The RA will have the opportunity to present talks at scientific meetings and receive specialized training. This position will be funded by research grants from the National Science Foundation and state agencies. We currently have support for a year, but expect continued funding. Applications will be reviewed in early September and will be accepted until the position is filled. Send a letter summarizing experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications Dr. Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. [Packages: 123 Main Dr., Venus, FL 33960] phone: 863-465-2571 ext. 235, fax: 863-699-1927, email: Posted: 7/31/08.

Bard College: The Biology Program is seeking a highly motivated individual with molecular biology laboratory experience for a Research Assistant position. The successful candidate will be joining an NSF-funded multidisciplinary group studying the ecological factors affecting transmission of emerging tick-borne infectious diseases of humans. Duties include high throughput screening of ticks for the presence of pathogens, real-time PCR analysis of the relative infection rates of ticks, genotyping pathogen genomes for strain identification, and management of a large database. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in biology or a related discipline, be capable of working independently, have exceptional organizational skills and meticulous work habits in the laboratory, and enjoy working as an integral part of a diverse team of scientists and public health professionals. Please send cover letter with resume and list of three references by email to (Word attachments, please) Subject line: Research Assistant -3909. Please disable your spam blocker or add to your safe list. Posted: 6/8/09.

Bay Area Early Detection Network: seeking an early detection Coordinator. For the right candidate, the position is a rare opportunity to revolutionize invasive plant management in the Bay Area --and beyond! You can download the job announcement and most recent annual report, as well as subscribe to the listserv, at our basic website: Review of applications will begin May 18, 2009. Posted: 5/4/09.

Cape Cod National Seashore: Aquatic Ecologist. Go to and search aquatic ecologist in Wellfleet, MA to see the full announcement. Extended Deadline-Announcement closes May 18, 2009. The incumbent serves as the program expert in aquatic ecology for Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO). The aquatic ecologist works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team conducting natural resource inventories, long-term ecological monitoring, and ecosystem restoration at CACO. In cooperation with staff, researchers, and partners, the aquatic ecologist designs, implements, analyzes, and reports on aquatic ecosystem inventories, monitoring, protection, restoration, and related studies. Efforts will focus on long-term monitoring of water quality, aquatic plant and animal communities, and related ecological processes in freshwater, estuarine, and nearshore marine systems. Work includes analysis and interpretation of complex ecological data to contribute to an overall analysis of ecosystem conditions and trends. The aquatic ecologist develops and implements scientifically valid monitoring methods for aquatic ecosystems and performs appropriate descriptive or quantitative statistical analyses of the resulting data. In addition, the aquatic ecologist assists in the planning, coordination, and implementation of research, modeling, and monitoring for estuarine restoration projects. Work will include collaboration with monitoring team specialists to design and conduct studies examining interactions among different components of aquatic ecosystems such as water quality, hydrology, vegetation, and wildlife. Responsibilities include documentation of progress and reporting the results of inventories, monitoring, modeling, and related studies to park management and other audiences. Other project management responsibilities such as developing work plans and project proposals, negotiating cooperative agreements and providing oversight to contracted scientists, technicians and volunteers, will be necessary. The incumbent will work with park education programs to incorporate new information and will represent CACO when working with partners on issues related to aquatic ecology. Key Requirements: Ability to safely handle watercraft such as canoes and possibly motorboats. U.S. Citizenship. Background and/or Security Investigation required. Driver's license. Posted: 5/14/09.

Case Western Reserve University: A position is available for a full-time Research Assistant 2 to assist with field and laboratory research on the evolutionary ecology of amphibians in Dr. Michael Benard’s laboratory. Duties: Perform research investigating evolution and population dynamics of amphibians and the ecological communities in which they exist. Essential functions include: Conduct laboratory and mesocosm experiments investigating the relationship between amphibians and their predators; Participate in care of the laboratory amphibian colony; Assist with sampling wetlands in Ohio and Michigan to assess the abundance of amphibians, insects, and fish inhabiting wetland communities (Involves work outdoors carrying nets and heavy sampling equipment); Help construct and maintain outdoor field enclosures and mesocosms; Identify and measure preserved specimens of amphibians, fish and insects; Collect and analyze data from field samples, digital photographs, and preserved specimens; Train new staff and students in data collection and animal care; May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures. Requirements: Experience -- 1 to 3 years of experience conducting ecological or evolutionary research using amphibians, aquatic insects, or fish. Ideally, this experience should include work with live animals in the field, live animals in the laboratory, and preserved specimens. Education/licensing -- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Conservation Biology, or related field. Valid driver’s license required. Essential skills -- knowledge of the basic ecology of species found in wetland communities, including amphibians, invertebrates and fish. Has knowledge of basic techniques used to sample amphibians, aquatic invertebrates, and fish. This includes collection, preservation, and identification of specimens. Has knowledge of basic animal-care procedures to maintain captive colony of amphibians. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Technical skills -- Ability to sample amphibians, aquatic invertebrates and fish in wetlands. Ability to preserve specimens and to use dissecting scope to identify specimens. Ability to use basic spreadsheet or statistical software on a computer. Case offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents. To Apply: respond in confidence, including salary history, cover letter, resume, three professional references and job code #8238 (email strongly encouraged): Case Western Reserve University, Human Resources Dept., 10900 Euclid Ave., Crawford Hall, Cleveland, OH 44106-7047, Fax: 216 368 4678, E-mail: (word.doc). Posted: 10/15/08.

Casey Trees: looking for an Urban Forestry Crew Chief to support our Tree Planting and Stewardship programs and activities (Washington, D.C.). The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual who enjoys working outdoors, in small crew settings, and in larger community-based projects and events with diverse volunteers. The candidate should possess a broad range of technical field skills, good interpersonal communication skills, and a genuine interest in the conservation mission of the organization to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital. This is a full time year round position with benefits and a starting salary range of $30-33k. See the job posting at: Posted: 1/2/09.

Champaign County Forest Preserve District: Natural Resources Technician. Join the team responsible for conserving, restoring, and caring for nearly 3,500 acres of preserved land throughout Champaign County, Illinois. The Natural Resources Technician is responsible for assisting Natural Resources Staff with the conservation and restoration of natural areas throughout the District. This may include but is not limited to prairie and forest restoration, arborist work, exotic species control, seed collection, data collection, and natural resource monitoring. In addition, the Technician will be responsible for coordinating and working with volunteers and special interest groups. There are some limited office and clerical duties with this position. Qualifications: High school graduate required. Bachelor’s degree in Restoration Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Park Management, Forestry, Botany, or related field of study preferred. Knowledge of conservation biology, restoration ecology, environmental science, hydrology, soil science, environmental laws and regulations, and environmental impact assessment principles and practices are essential. Under unusual circumstances, extensive direct experience may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement. Candidates must be able to communicate clearly orally and in writing, have a valid Illinois driver’s license, and have the ability to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Applicators License. Hours must be flexible to accommodate occasional evening and weekend work. Full time position; starting pay is $13.25 per hour with benefits. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and names and numbers of three references to Dan Olson, P.O. Box 1040, Mahomet, IL 61853 or Applications accepted until August 29, 2008. For additional information please visit Posted: 8/5/08.

College of William & Mary: Professors Dan Cristol and John Swaddle of the Department of Biology seek applications for an open position in Behavioral Ecotoxicology. The position is open to candidates possessing a relevant bioscience graduate degree (MS or PhD) and a sincere desire to study the behavioral ecological effects of mercury contamination in songbirds. We are looking for someone with experience in ecotoxicology, ecology, and captive wildlife experimentation; and with strong quantitative and writing skills. The position is open for an initial two-year period (with the possibility of renewal for two additional years) and offers competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will join a dynamic behavioral ornithology group and oversee a three species mercury dosing experiment to examine behavioral and physiological consequences of long-term mercury contamination. The candidate will collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students to develop an integrated research program under the guidance of the two PIs. There will also be opportunities to gain classroom teaching experience if desired. Review of applications begins March 15, 2009 and will continue until an appointment is made. Submit by email as one document (to dacris AT a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional referees. Posted: 2/18/09.

Colorado State University: Coordinator: full-time, administrative professional position for the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SOGES). Seeking a highly motivated individual to aid in coordination with the Curriculum Committee, students, and SOGES Administrative Assistant. Baccalaureate degree is required. Visit for the full job description, qualifications, and application procedures or contact Jarvis Choury, (970) 492-4043. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by July 3, 2009. Posted: 6/17/09.

Concordia University College of Alberta: seeking a lab technician in the Faculty of Science. Reporting to the Biology Coordinator, the Lab Technician is responsible for following: * Preparation of laboratories for teaching purposes * Ordering, inventorying and maintaining lab supplies and equipments * Acting as a resource person pertaining to the supplies and equipment used * Supervision of students and greenhouse help. The successful candidate shall possess a BSc in Biology or related fields or a diploma in Biological Sciences Technology complemented by significant experience with lab work and safety from a technical preparation perspective. Knowledge of relevant equipment and computer software is a definite asset. He/She must be familiar with the operation of a biohazard level II facility as well as possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Candidates must understand and support the mission of Concordia as a Christian liberal arts university college. A detailed Position Description is available at Positions Available. Closing Date: June 5, 2009. Posted: 5/18/09.

Consortium for Ocean Leadership: The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, with a staff of more than 60 program managers and policy experts, is seeking a Program Associate to provide programmatic support to the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP). NOPP is a collaboration of fifteen federal agencies to providing leadership and coordination of national oceanographic research and education initiatives. The Program Associate assists in the planning and preparation of NOPP committee meetings, workshops and other events, assists with review processes in response to federal funding announcements, and helps to maintain the NOPP website. In addition, the Program Associate provides support to the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP). The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in a relevant science field and at least two years experience providing administrative support to a scientific program. Relevant education will be considered towards the work experience requirement. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate planning and problem-solving capabilities; work independently to prioritize work and complete projects with general direction; have excellent writing, editorial, and communication skills, agility with standard office software tools, email, Word, Excel, and Internet, and demonstrate understanding of corporate protocol including ability to work successfully within a hierarchy, understand and adhere to a corporate vision, maintain corporate confidentiality, and demonstrate initiative and creativity in suggesting and researching relevant new program concepts. The Consortium for Ocean Leadership offers an excellent benefit and retirement package and is located in downtown Washington, D.C. For consideration, please forward your resume, cover letter and salary requirements by: Email: or Mail: Human Resources, Attn: HR, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Posted: 9/8/08.

Duke University: Associate in Research: Geospatial Analysis & Software Development The Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab at the Nicholas School of the Environment, is seeking an experienced geospatial analyst with skills in web development and geovizualization, as well as excellent communication skills and organizational abilities. The Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab conducts interdisciplinary research in marine ecology, eco-informatics, ocean remote sensing and marine conservation applications. While our lab currently has a number of ongoing projects and opportunities, we have a new specific need to support mapping and visualization efforts for a global network of marine researchers. To support this program, our new team member will aid in developing analysis and visualization tools for marine spatial data, and creating associated tools and techniques for training. This position may involve international travel to assist other teams around the world. This full-time position will be based at our lab in Durham, NC. The software development component of this position will focus on web services for sharing biological and oceanographic data, desktop ecological analysis, and relational database design. The training component of this position will involve hosting workshops, site visits, and online communication with project collaborators. The hire will likely work on other lab projects such as: our online geodatabase of marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle observations; predictive habitat modeling for decision support; and marine ecosystem-based management tool development. The ideal candidate will have programming abilities in geospatial and web technologies and hold a bachelor's or advanced degree. This person will develop and train others on how to use and serve web services (e.g. OGC, OPeNDAP, SOAP, DiGIR, GeoRSS), especially with a geospatial desktop (e.g. ArcGIS, GRASS) and Internet mapping (e.g. Google Maps, MapServer, GeoServer). Familiarity with scientific workflows (e.g. ModelBuilder, Kepler), content management systems (e.g. Plone, Drupal), statistical applications (e.g. Matlab, R), and relational database design (e.g. MS Access, PostgreSQL) are a plus. Given the training and coordination component of this position, excellent communication skills and organizational abilities are essential. Above all, the ideal candidate will be eager to adapt new and emerging technologies to scientific research issues. Please send resumes to Lucie Hazen ( You are welcome to direct technical questions to Ben Best ( and more general management questions to the lab's director Dr. Patrick Halpin ( Application deadline 9/30/08. Posted: 9/3/08.

Florida A&M University: Faculty Research Associate in the Environmental Science Institute. Full Time. Contract Period: 12 Months. Deadline: 08/13/08. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited institution with demonstrated record of academic research achievement, or professional qualifications in the field of specialization above those which would be equivalent to the highest degree. Prefer: Knowledge of general procedures related to the functioning of an environmental microbiology lab; training and work experience in the use of culture dependent and independent molecular methods. Salary is based on educational requirements, experience and knowledge, skills and abilities. Application: Online App. Form. Position Number: 22795. Posted: 7/24/08.

Florida International University: Three technician positions are available to participate in studies of community ecology of fishes and macroinvertebrates in the Florida Everglades. We are researching spatial ecology in this dynamic ecosystem, and these positions will study macroinvertebrate and fish communities in short-hydroperiod habitats on the boundaries of Everglades National Park. We are looking for: 1. A person with knowledge of aquatic macroinvertebrate identification; 2. A person with experience in field studies of fishes; 3. A person with experience in data management and manipulation of large data files in SAS, ideally also with experience in statistical analyses using General Linear Models (GLM). Starting salary will be set based on experience and candidates with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees are especially welcome. Funding is currently available for two years and longer term appointment is possible. These positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a CV, list of at least three references, and letter describing training and experience relevant to this position to Joel Trexler ( Posted: 5/29/09.

Florida International University: The Southeast Environmental Research Center is seeking qualified person to participate in our ongoing research and monitoring programs in Florida Bay, Everglades marsh, mangrove forests, and Florida Keys reef system. This position will act as lead manager for the LabWorks Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in the SERC Nutrient Analysis Lab. Duties of the LIMS Manager are to: - Implement solutions for managing and optimizing large-scale storage of scientific data in industrial-strength LIMS implementations (both commercial and custom-built) and relational databases - Consult with Database Manager and QA/QC Officer to define research processes and computational models of laboratory operations and translate them into workflows and software solutions for sample tracking and data collection - Configure and customize LIMS - Integrate laboratory instruments with LIMS - Conduct user-training sessions for users - Use programming skills to develop database representations of scientific information; relay task status from project team members to the Laboratory Manager - Be responsible for quality assurance of data uploads and the integrity and accuracy of stored data - Educate researchers about good practices of LIMS operation and provide training in operation of LIMS software tools. A qualified candidate will possess: - Masters degree in chemistry, biology, or related field - Three years experience in developing LIMS and custom applications for storage of scientific information - Solid understanding of relational database technologies - Expertise in automation of data processing using scripting languages and design of workflows and user interfaces - Demonstrated knowledge of scientific methods and experimental protocols in biological/chemical research. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applications including letter of intent, resume, and references should be submitted to Dr. Joseph N. Boyer, Posted: 10/30/08.

Fort Hays State University: Environmental Educator, Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Full-time 12 month, nontenure track educator with specialization in ornithology, ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, or other related area of expertise. Required qualifications: an earned bachelor’s degree in a biological discipline that relates to wetlands. Preferred qualifications: an earned master’s degree and teaching experience in formal and informal settings. Priority given to applications received by December 15, 2008. Further information available at or by contacting Terry Mannell, Interim Director Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, KS 67601 (785-656-3283), Posted: 10/27/08.

Green Diamond Resource Company: full-time permanent wildlife assistant position. The primary focus of this job is to conduct stream amphibian surveys for tailed frogs and torrent salamanders. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Job Title: Wildlife Field Assistant (Amphibian Surveys). Date Needed: As soon as possible. Pay Rate: $2,205-2,375 per month, commensurate with qualifications. Full-Time (40 hrs/week with frequent overtime); some night work required. Under the direction of the senior biologist the person will: 1) Conduct stream amphibian surveys for tailed frogs and torrent salamanders. 2) Collect data to assess long-term trends in tailed frog and torrent salamander populations. 3) Conduct surveys for pond breeding amphibians. 4) Use and record spatial information with a GPS, maps, and aerial photographs. 5) Enter field data in a variety of computer databases. 6) Summarize and analyze field data for reports. 7) Assist in a variety of other wildlife surveys as needed. Required: 1) Bachelors degree in wildlife biology or related field. 2) Knowledgeable about ecology and biology of local herpetofauna. 3) Ability to work alone and in groups, without immediate supervision. 4) Excellent physical condition including good hearing and vision. 5) Ability to orient and traverse rugged and densely vegetated terrain under adverse weather and at night. 6) Current valid driver's license. Desired: 1) Primary consideration will be given to a highly motivated individual with an interest in herpofauna. 2) Experience driving 4-wheel drive pickups and all terrain vehicles. Employer paid pre-employment physical and drug test is required. Deadline: October 3, 2008. To apply email or fax cover letter and resume to:, 707-668-3782. Posted: 9/25/08.

IAP World Services, Inc.: Biological Technician II - Leetown Science Center WV (contract). Candidate must have the proven ability to follow written field sampling and laboratory protocols, perform routine sample processing, and enter and summarize data using spreadsheets and word processing software on a personal computer (IBM-PC compatible). Field work for this position will be physically demanding and so the successful candidate will be willing to work away from home for days at a time under adverse weather conditions. Laboratory processing of data will involve entering data into spreadsheets, processing tissues for molecular and histopathological analyses, using image analysis to measure structures within tissue and so may be tedious but exacting. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and communicate proactively with the task manager to identify and resolve sampling issues to assure that resulting data are of the highest quality and that project deadlines are met. General Tasks: 1. Perform field sampling and laboratory analyses in support of research activities in the Fish Health Branch of the Leetown Science Center investigating potential impacts of point and nonpoint contaminant sources on general and reproductive fish health. Major duties include: 1) Field tissue collection and processing of biological samples. 2) Routine processing and analysis of biological samples such as molecular and histological analyses on samples. 2. Comply with field and laboratory procedures and protocols as specified by the Task Manager. 3. Enter data, using personal computers running spreadsheet and word processing software including the creation and manipulation of files. All data will be copied onto computer files. 4. Maintain government work space and equipment in clean working condition and report any problems to the Task Manager as soon as possible. Accurate paper files are also to be maintained for the duration of the project. Education and Degree Requirement: BS in Biology, Ecology, or Fisheries Science with at least 1 year of germane experience, or Masters Degree in the aforementioned sciences. Pay: $23.50/hour plus $3.24 per hour if medical health benefits are waived. Other benefits: Paid Federal Holidays, 10 days paid vacation, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance. Apply online at Posted: 6/18/09.

IAP World Services, Inc.: full-time Biologist / GIS to perform contract work for the USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA. IAP World Services is the on-site technical services contractor and supports NWRC by hiring and managing qualified individuals to support long and near-term research projects. The landscape-scale alteration of hydrologic, biotic, and biogeochemical functions in the Lower Mississippi Valley (LMV) requires landscape-scale rehabilitation and restoration in order to replace those lost functions. Current research programs at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center are studying the restoration of ecosystem functions and services at multiple spatial scales. Specific duties include: · Use a combination of GIS, remote sensing, modeling, and field experimentation to understand, analyze, and predict population, community, or ecosystem patterns and processes at multiple temporal and spatial scales · Conduct landscape spatial analysis with GIS software (ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcGIS, etc.) · Collect appropriate data in the field as necessary to support landscape analysis and interpretation and model development and validation. · summarize field and laboratory data into tabular, graphic, or narrative form using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Sigma Plot software · analyze results and assist in writing reports and manuscripts. The position requires a master's degree (or equivalent) and knowledge or experience of biology or zoology, ecology, botany, wildlife, and/or fisheries biology. The individual shall have the ability to work independently within established guidelines and operational procedures to ensure uniform data collection between field personnel and succeeding years of data collection and sampling. One-year experience in data entry and knowledge of PC-based computer systems is required. Knowledge of GIS software programs is required. Apply online at Posted: 10/21/08.

I.M. Systems Group, Inc.: ( is seeking a Researcher with expertise in Natural Resource Economics/Sociology. This individual will lead the planning and execution of a project designed to study and evaluate current projects addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation in Louisiana and Texas. This is a one year position. The individual can conduct the research and position requirements remotely. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in environmental studies or related field and experience in the Gulf Coast states providing climate change research and analysis. Core Responsibilities: • Inventory all climate change related mitigation and adaptation projects in Texas and Louisiana. • Evaluate the inventoried projects and provide a feasibility ranking, cost-benefit analysis, and final report. • Design and facilitate seminars held in the region. • Create a work plan for the project outlining deadlines, deliverables, and budgetary information. • Prepare a draft report highlighting the findings. Qualifications: • Master’s or Doctorate degree in environmental studies or a related field. • Project management experience. • Knowledge of climate change issues and experience with the topic within the Gulf Coast region is desirable. • Ability to conduct program evaluation. • Experience in qualitative fieldwork research methods, including structured and unstructured interviewing, archival research, and literature review. • Experience in quantitative research methods, including cost-benefit analysis and feasibility analysis. • Knowledge of EPA policies and other federal agencies and their mandates related to climate change (such as the Coastal Planning, Protection and Restoration Act). • Previous report writing. To Apply: Qualified candidates may apply by e-mailing a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (MS Word format strongly preferred) to the following email address: with the subject heading: EPA08001 – Researcher. Posted: 1/2/09.

I.M. Systems Group, Inc.: several openings supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Coral Communications and Outreach Specialist, Harmful Algal Bloom Task Manager, Office of Habitat Conservation Communications/Outreach Specialist. For the full job ads, see Most positions require a Master's degree. Posted: 12/18/08, revised: 1/20/09.

Indiana University: Microbial Ecologist/Soil Biogeochemist. We are seeking to hire a full-time research associate for one year (with the possibility for an extension) to work on two independently-funded research projects. The first project involves the biogeographic characterization of the microbial associates of switchgrass, with a focus on fungi and bacteria involved in nitrogen and phosphorus acquisition. The second project involves characterization of root-induced changes in microbial activity and nutrient transformation rates in forests exposed to elevated CO2 and N fertilization. The research associate will be housed in the Plant-Microbial Interactions group in the Biology Department at IU, and work under the supervision of Drs. Heather Reynolds, Jim Bever, Keith Clay (switchgrass project) and Richard Phillips (elevated CO2 project). The research associate will be expected to perform routine field sampling and prepare and analyze soil and plant tissue samples in the laboratory. Responsibilities for the switchgrass project will include extraction, PCR, cloning and sequencing of DNA from soil and plant tissue, and some isolation and culturing of microbes. Responsibilities for the elevated CO2 project will include extraction of carbon and nutrients from soil and plant tissue, and characterization of the biogeochemical properties of soils using process-based techniques and enzyme assays. For both projects, the successful applicant will be expected to analyze and manage datasets, and train and supervise undergraduate and graduate research assistants. Qualifications: An M.S. in ecology, biogeochemistry and soils (or related fields) is strongly preferred. Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology (including DNA extraction, PCR, cloning, and sequencing) and biogeochemical analyses is required. Successful applicants will demonstrate superb data analysis and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and to train undergraduate and graduate research assistants. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits included. Please send cover letter, CV, and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers and email addresses) to Heather Reynolds ( and Richard Phillips ( Please send all materials by August 22, 2008. Please include “Microbial Ecology/Biogeochemistry Research Associate” in the title of your email. For specific questions or more information, please contact Dr. Reynolds or Dr. Phillips. Posted: 8/4/08.

Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary Technician III position in the plant ecology lab. This is a 3 year position (January 2009 -December 2011); employee will be evaluated after the first 3 months for continuation of the contract. The employee will coordinate all aspects of a multi-investigator field study conducted at Eglin Air Force Base near Niceville, FL. Expertise in vegetation sampling is necessary. This position will report directly to the Associate Scientist. Job Requirements: Coordinate field data collection, supervise field assistants, manage large data sets, and assist graduate students in research. Conduct vegetation, herpetological, and avian sampling in demanding field conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects). Must have extensive experience with plant identification and use of dichotomous keys. Must have statistical experience using SAS. Must be willing to relocate to Niceville, FL. Qualifications: M.S. degree in botany, plant ecology or related field. Coursework in plant taxonomy required. Knowledge of southeastern U.S. flora , supervisory and data management skills preferable. Wages: $30k plus health care and retirement benefits, housing. Send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and list of references with phone numbers to: Plant Ecology Temporary Technician III, Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Route 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651. Send information by Email to:, FAX (229)734-4707. For specific questions or more information on this position, please contact: Dr. Katherine Kirkman, Associate Scientist by Email: Telephone: (229)734-4706. Posted: 11/21/08, revised: 12/5/08.

Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary Technician II position in the plant ecology lab. This is a 3 year position (January 2009-December 2011); employee will be evaluated after the first 3 months for continuation of the contract. The employee will coordinate all aspects of a multi-investigator field study conducted at Eglin Air Force Base near Niceville, FL. Expertise in vegetation sampling is necessary. This position will report directly to the Associate Scientist. Job Requirements: Coordinate field data collection, supervise field assistants, manage large data sets, and assist graduate students in research. Conduct vegetation, herpetological, and avian sampling in demanding field conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity, and insects). Must have extensive experience with plant identification and use of dichotomous keys. Must be willing to relocate to Niceville, FL. Qualifications: M.S. degree in botany, plant ecology or related field. Coursework in plant taxonomy required. Knowledge of southeastern U.S. flora preferable. Wages: $26k plus health care benefits. Send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses and list of references with phone numbers to: Plant Ecology Technician II, Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Route 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651. Send information by Email to:, FAX (229)734-4707. For specific questions or more information on this position, please contact: Dr. Katherine Kirkman, Associate Scientist by Email: Telephone: (229)734-4706. Posted: 10/31/08.

Lassen National Forest: we will soon be advertising a GS-430-7/9, Assistant Forest Botanist position. The position is permanent full time which may be filled at either the GS-7 or GS-9 level and having career ladder potential to the GS-9 level. The duty station is located in Susanville, California at the Forest Headquarters. This position functions as the assistant to the Forest Botanist for the Lassen NF. The botany program on the Lassen NF is a Forest-wide program run out of the Supervisor’s Office. Duties include hiring and supervising temporary employees (botanists, plant bio-techs, weed warriors), conducting and supervising floristic field surveys, keying plants, maintaining records on plant locations and habitat information, writing biological evaluations and assessments and specialist reports, interpretive activities (such as public talks and presentations, developing displays and handouts) and assisting with the forest noxious weed and other botanical programs. If you are interested in this position and want to receive a copy of the Vacancy Announcement, please email by March 18, 2009. Posted: 3/10/09.

Marin Municipal Water District: vegetation ecologist. Primary responsibilities are related to invasive species control (planning and supervision), wildfire risk reduction, fuel break management, special status species monitoring, SOD and Climate Change response, vegetation mapping, habitat restoration and environmental compliance. Some work with volunteers is likely but not a focal point of this position. The vegetation ecologist will also participate in the revision and enactment of the Mt Tamalpais Vegetation Management Plan (see Watershed link on our website). The salary range is $5854 to $7171 per month. Cal-Pers based benefits package. For details and application materials See the position description. Applications are due in the office by 4:00 pm on March 31st. Posted: 3/25/09.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for an entry-level Research Assistant I position with the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project. We seek individuals with strong experiences in independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework with laboratory and field components. The LTER project is directed at understanding how trophic structure and productivity in estuaries is affected by changes in organic matter, nutrient and water fluxes caused by changing land cover, climate and sea level. Research is conducted in the watersheds of the Parker and Ipswich Rivers as well as in the marshes, tidal creeks and bays of Plum Island Sound. The successful applicant will gain broad experiences through strenuous field and laboratory work in all environments. Funding for this position is available for up to 3 years with a start date as early as May 18, 2009 (negotiable). Qualifications: This is an entry level position, requiring a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Ecology. Your cover letter should include a description of how this position addresses your long-term goals. Unofficial transcripts are required documents, but may either be uploaded with your application materials or faxed to the MBL Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference this posting. Apply online at Posted: 3/6/09.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Research Assistant. This position is funded in part through the LTER/NICCR soil warming experiments at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. These experiments are part of a long-term study investigating the effects of climate change on carbon and nitrogen cycling in a northern temperate forest. Currently a newly DOE-funded soil and air warming experiment is being built, and the position also involves construction, maintenance and sampling on the new site. Additional Information: Duties include on-site construction and management of a large air and soil warming experiment, which uses open-top chambers to study the effects of warming on various aspects of tree recruitment. Maintenance of two existing long term soil warming experiments, sampling of trace gases, soil, and vegetation for chemical analysis, laboratory analysis of samples, data management and analysis and participation in writing of scientific papers. Qualifications: College graduate with a Bachelor's degree in science (ecology, biology, chemistry, physics). Strong math and statistical skills, attention to detail, experience in independent research and coursework with laboratory and field components. Applicant must have experience with chemical analytical equipment including autoanalyzer, CHN analyzer and gas chromatograph. A willingness to learn about the electrical engineering aspects of the three warming studies is also essential. This position involves working outdoors as part of a team in 3+ seasons. Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter. Unofficial transcripts are required documentation, but may be uploaded with your application materials of faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference the job posting number and title. Apply online at Posted: 9/17/08, revised: 4/27/09.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking a Research Assistant I or II to participate in a new research project on CO2 exchange and vegetation canopy structure of arctic tundra ecosystems. Additional Information: In the field, the principal tasks of the assistant will be to participate in measurements of whole-system CO2 exchange using an infrared gas analyzer system, to measure canopy reflectance using a scanning spectroradiometer, and to make ancillary measurements of soil and canopy microclimate, leaf area, and biomass. In the laboratory, the assistant will participate in data analysis and comparison, in drying and weighing plant and soil samples, and in chemical analysis of plant tissues and soils. Experience with any or all of these techniques is desired. Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field Station for 2.5-3 months during June, July and August. Travel to field research sites and room and board at field research sites are paid for by the grant, in addition to a salary. This is a full-time, year-round position, with an initial appointment for 12 months. The expected starting date is May or early June, 2009. Applicants should be college graduates with BS or MS degrees, with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology. Familiarity with spreadsheets and data analysis and with instrumentation such as infrared gas analysis and/or spectroradiometers is desired. In addition to scientific experience and/or education, candidates must be capable of vigorous activity in the field, often in foul weather. Candidates must be able to spend most or all of the summer months in a field camp, Toolik Field Station, in northern Alaska. During the fall, winter, and spring months the assistant will work at the Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Applicants should be in good health and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are spare and simple. Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts are required, but may be uploaded with your application materials or faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference this posting. Apply online at Posted: 8/20/08, revised: 3/13/09.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation: Massachusetts DCR has a postion open for an experienced Ecologist/Regional Planner III. The application period closes 9-10-08. The full description is on the state's job website. Under Agency, select Department of Conservation and Recreation, and then at that link, the ecologist position comes up. Posted: 8/26/08.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science: Conservation Resources Biologist with an emphasis in GIS and database management. Start date after August 1, 2008. The Museum of Natural Science is responsible for documenting, studying, preserving, and enhancing Mississippi's living natural resources. The applicant would be expected to manage the Natural Heritage Program Database by working with the museum conservation biology staff and outside agency researchers to maintain the most accurate and credible database in the state for rare and endangered species and habitats of special concern. The applicant is expected to have experience using various GIS software applications. Responsibilities: • Identifying and compiling new/potential sources or rare species and community data, entering and uploading data into NHP Database. • Conducting quality assurance/quality control of the NHP database. • Answering data requests from citizens/agencies/private companies, managing the environmental review process and completing environmental reviews. • Providing technical assistance to other Heritage staff by facilitating their use of the NHP database and creating maps in ArcGIS to display MNHP data. • Attending meetings with state/federal agencies and private companies to discuss potential impacts from proposed development projects on threatened and endangered species and their habitats. Requirements: A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in wildlife/fisheries ecology/biology or in wildlife/fisheries conservation/management; AND 1 year of work experience directly related to the described duties. Directly related education above the Master's Degree may be substituted. Starting salary $39k. Please contact Sherry Surrette Ph.D., NHP Coordinator (601-354-6367 ext. 118 or for specific information pertaining to the position. Posted: 8/7/08.

National Park Service: Assateague Island National Seashore (Berlin, MD) seeks a full-time biological technician (GS-7/8, term) to help control the invasive reed Phragmites australis. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 12, 2009. To apply, please go to and search for job announcement # PH-09-JL-237135. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and should have a college degree and one year of experience, or one year of graduate school, or a combination of relevant education and experience. Posted: 2/19/09.

New Mexico State University: Research Assistant (Requisition # 2009000268). Anticipated Start Date: February 1, 2009. Required: A Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position and two years of related experience. Driver's license. Preferred qualifications include research-related field experience with identification of plants and use of dichotomous keys, practical experience with electrical and mechanical maintenance of climatological and hydrological instruments, and skill in the use of hand and power tools. Other preferred qualifications include knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna. The successful candidate will be flexible, able to enjoy working in the field under high heat, sun, and wind 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 essential. 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 plant ecology (~35%), aeolian studies (~20%), hydrology (~10%), animal ecology (~5%), soils (~9%), and climatology (~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 plant identification and measurements; soil moisture measurements using a neutron probe; collection of hydrology data and frequent maintenance of hydrological equipment; maintenance of field instruments, equipment, and infrastructure; handling and identification of small mammals; and repeat photography. The position will entail manual labor such as installation and maintenance of experimental study infrastructure 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 ~200 plant species and ~20 small mammals 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). Salary commensurate with education and experience, includes benefits. Review of applications will begin January 26 and continue until filled. Submit letter of interest, resume or CV, copy of unofficial transcripts, and 3 references with contact information. Electronic submissions must be in MS WORD, Rich Text Format (RTF), or PDF. 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: 575-646-5818. Posted: 1/20/09.

New Mexico State University: USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range GIS Specialist/Remote Sensing / Req# 2008011348 Valid driver's license required. Some travel required. Salary DOE, includes benefits. Position is for 1 year, with possible extension contingent upon funding and performance. Requirements: - Bachelor's or Master's degree in Remote Sensing, GIS, Geography, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or Engineering. - Three years job related experience required with 2 years in Remote Sensing data processing; and experience with soils, vegetation, or geomorphology field classification. - Experience with remote sensing / GIS software is required (Erdas Imagine, Leica Photogrammetric Suite, ESRI Suite, ENVI, eCognition, Feature Analyst, etc). - Experience with digital photogrammetry and programming experience in the remote sensing/GIS environment preferred. Responsibilities: - Process and analyze satellite imagery, aerial photography, ground-based plot photography and Lidar data. - Analyze and integrate remotely sensed, GIS and GPS data, and assist researchers with image processing tasks. - Orthorectify and mosaick aerial photography and hyperspatial UAV imagery. - Assist with field data collection. Reply To: Dr. Albert Rango, USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range, P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3JER, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Telephone: (575) 646-2120, email: Review of letter of interest, including resume or vita, unofficial transcripts, names, addresses and phone numbers of three references will begin: October 6, 2008 and continue until position is filled. Posted: 9/26/08.

New Mexico State University: GIS Specialist/Landscape Ecology, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range Las Cruces, NM. Responsibilities: 1) Assist in development of potential-based land classification and modeling systems for rangelands. 2) Process and analyze satellite imagery and aerial photography to map soils and vegetation. Current projects are in rangeland areas of the western U.S. and Mongolia. 3) Develop/maintain databases relating climate/soil/vegetation maps to GIS and field based data. 4) Training clients (natural resources managers) in the uses of maps and databases. 5) Field validation of maps and field measurements of vegetation and soils. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Geography, Remote Sensing, Natural Resources, or Environmental Science. Coursework/training in Landscape Ecology, GIS, Remote Sensing. Master’s degree preferred. Three years job related experience required, including remote-sensed data processing and geodatabase development. Experience with GIS and image processing software, including Erdas Imagine, Leica Photogrammetric Suite, ESRI suite, ENVI, eCognition, Feature Analyst. Experience with soils, climate, geomorphology, and/or vegetation classification and mapping. Familiarity with databases, including Access and ArcGIS. Salary $36-39k/year plus benefits. To apply, send letter of interest, resume/curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three references to: Brandon Bestelmeyer, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, MSC 3JER Box 30003, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003. 575-646-5139 (phone), 575-646-5889 (fax), Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2008 until the position is filled. Posted: 9/25/08.

North Carolina State University: Dr. Marc Johnson's lab in Plant Biology invites applications for a Research Assistant seeking a career in ecology and evolutionary biology focusing on plant-insect interactions. The Research Assistant will serve as the technician for the lab and will assist with multiple aspects of research investigating the molecular and phenotypic evolution of plant defenses, the ecological effects of genetic variation and evolution on communities, and the coevolution between plant hosts and their insect parasites. Applicants are expected to have a B.Sc. degree or higher in biology and a minimum of two years experience conducting research in a related field. The principal duties of the research associate pertain to the design and implementation of experiments, the collection of data, and lab management. Experiments will be conducted in the laboratory, greenhouse, and in the field, and applicants should be proficient with basic molecular procedures (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis, molecular cloning, sequencing), and willing to learn how to grow and maintain plants, maintain insect colonies, and assist with large field experiments. Duties will also include contributing to lab management like safety awareness, ordering, chemical inventories and the repairs of minor equipment. Computer literacy is expected. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and qualifications ($32-40k, plus benefits). The successful candidate is expected to start on approximately March 1, 2009. To apply, please send a CV/resume, cover letter, as well as the names and addresses of at least three references by February 1 to Posted: 1/13/09.

North Carolina State University: We seek a technician to conduct research on rare animal species in the sandhills region of North Carolina. Research focuses on the ecology, conservation, and restoration of a federally endangered butterfly, the St. Francis’ satyr. The project involves data collection of movement, dispersal, and population sizes of the endangered butterfly and studies of its habitat. The technician would also support research on two rare amphibians, the eastern tiger salamander and the Carolina gopher frog. Expectations of the position include conducting and supervising field studies of butterflies; supervising undergraduate field assistants; supervising data entry and analysis; writing reports and permits; and assisting with field studies of amphibians;. The technician would reside near the field site (Ft. Bragg, NC) at least from May-August. Qualifications for the position include a) a BS or MS in Biology, Ecology or other related field at the time of appointment; b) field research experience; and c) high motivation for field work, including in difficult field conditions. Ability to work well as part of a team, demonstrated leadership, and strong organizational skills are all qualities sought in the successful candidate for this position. The desired start date is March 1, 2009, but this date is flexible for exceptional candidates. Initial one-year appointment can be continued contingent upon good performance. Salary will be $27,720 – $34,650 depending on experience, plus benefits. Apply online to position 65010 at The application requires a cover letter, a cv, and contact information for two references. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Nick Haddad, Screening of applications will begin January 23, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 12/30/08.

North Carolina State University: Research Assistant (Technician) for work on large-scale climate change experiments. We seek a person with strong technical and problem-solving skills, experience and in ecology to oversee day to day technical work on a climate chambers located at Duke Forest, near Durham, North Carolina. The chambers are part of a many collaborator, two site (Duke Forest, Harvard Forest, project to understand the effects of climate and in particular increasing temperatures on ant communities and the species and ecological processes that depend on them. The ideal candidate is someone who likes to tinker with equipment and solve problems in the field, works well with others and is well organized. This position will be 70% technician/manager and 30% ecology research assistant. Key duties include: (1) Maintain climate chambers (fix broken equipment, monitor equipment, deal with problems). Be in charge of day to day activities related to the climate chambers and research therein. (2) Coordinate collection and processing of samples, be they pitfall traps of insects, soil samples, decomposition bags or something else. (3) Construct and lead the construction of new equipment, where appropriate. (4) Hire and oversee undergraduate workers and assist students and other researchers using the climate chambers in their research. (5) Identify funding avenues for analytical infrastructure improvements. (6) Contribute to project development. (7) Assist with ecological fieldwork. Fieldwork generally entails sampling of ants with pitfall traps, work with leaf-litter and related lab work. Salary Range: $30k (plus benefits) depending on experience.This position has an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of additional two years of additional support available, contingent on performance. Funding is available for attendance at national meetings as well as well as for training, where necessary. The candidate would work in the lab of Rob Dunn in the Department of Biology. The lab is part of a larger lab group (the Dunn, Gross and Haddad labs) researching diverse topics from climate change to the impact of corridors on animal migration and theoretical approaches to understanding the cascading consequences of extinction. The candidate would also work with the other PIs on the project (Nathan Sanders at the University of Tennessee, Aaron Ellison at Harvard Forest and Nick Gotelli at the University of Vermont). Qualifications: MS in biology, ecology, engineering (or related disciplines) + field experience. A valid drivers license is required. NC Driver's license required within 60 days of hire. Applicants must apply online. See (position # 01-16-0820) for instructions and required documentation. A CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three references are required. We would like to hire ASAP. Contact for additional information: Rob_Dunn at Posted: 12/12/08, revised: 2/3/09.

Ohio Division of Wildlife: anticipates posting 2 job vacancies within the next 6 weeks for Wildlife Biologist 2's to be located at the Olentangy Wildlife Research Station in Ashley, OH. Vacancy 1: Waterfowl Biologist. The incumbent will serve as Ohio's technical representative to the Mississippi Flyway Council. They will also serve as a principal investigator for wetland & waterfowl research & survey projects. Other duties will include providing technical assistance related to waterfowl & wetland ecology & management to other agencies, conservation organizations, national & regional organizations, related initiatives & the general public. Vacancy 2: Grassland Wildlife Biologist. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating population surveys on upland game and priority non-game species; conducting research on species-habitat associations; and making recommendations about upland habitat and wildlife management. Other duties will include providing technical assistance related to grassland ecology and upland management to other agencies, national & regional conservation organizations, and the general public. Qualifications for either position include a completed M.Sc. degree in wildlife science plus at least 1 year of experience in wildlife research (or equivalent). Preferred candidates will possess strong quantitative skills. Interested parties should contact Nathan Stricker, ODNR-Wildlife, ( about details of these positions and should provide an email address to receive a link to the job posting when it becomes available. Posted: 11/25/08.

Oregon State University: Drs. Elizabeth Borer, Sally Hacker, and Eric Seabloom are recruiting a lab manager/technician (Faculty Research Assistant) to start in January 2009 to investigate community ecology, invasion, and restoration of grassland and coastal dune ecosystems. If you are interested, please see the full job description at: Posting #0003532. Closing Date: 12/05/08. Posted: 11/13/08.

Oregon State University: Faculty Research Assistant -Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist. Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. Earliest Starting Date: December 1, 2008. Responsibilities: Work with the Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Stand Level Inventory (SLI) database to develop alternative stand type classification systems that utilize the full suite of overstory and understory vegetation data. Investigate impacts of silvicultural activities such as thinning on stand dynamics. Organize and take tree and understory vegetation measurements of gap studies in the Oregon Coast Range. Analyze and interpret tree and understory vegetation data and report findings in appropriate outlets. Maintain other ongoing field studies in cooperation with ODF personnel. Overnight travel required. Required Qualifications: M.S. in Forestry or related discipline. Demonstrated experience in forestry, especially in silvicultural applications. Familiarity with experimental design and implementation, basic forest mensurational tools and techniques, and flora of western Oregon and/or ability to utilize taxonomic keys. Experience with database setup and management, statistical analysis (including non-parametric analysis) and programs (preferably SAS, PC-ORD), and interpretation of ecological data sets. Ability to communicate results in the form of presentations, progress reports, and publications. Ability to work independently and in teams, supervise field crews, and work in strenuous conditions (i.e., steep slopes, inclement weather, etc.). Desirable Qualification: Familiarity with ecological conditions and silvicultural principles in the Pacific Northwest is desirable. Understanding of management approaches by state agencies is a plus. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing forest stand diversity. Employment Conditions: Full-time, fixed-term 12-month faculty position. Re-appointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Salary is $37-40k d.o.e., plus benefits. For more information contact Klaus Puettmann, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, 313 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5752; phone: 541-737-8974; fax: 541-737-1393; email: For questions on the application process, contact Jeannette Harper (, 541-737-6554). Apply online at Posting #0003351. Upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; letter summarizing qualifications for this position; two letters of reference; and official or unofficial transcripts of your college or university coursework. If the transcripts are too large to upload you may mail or email them to Jeannette Harper, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-5752. For full consideration you must apply by November 1, 2008.

Otis Bay Ecological Consultants: Botany Technician. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on various projects related to ecological recovery of western riparian systems. The technician will develop skills related to planning and implementing natural vegetation recovery projects, keying of plants to species, vegetation mapping and plant ecology studies. Work will include frequent travel. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both temporary and permanent positions. Minimum Requirements: B.S. degree and previous work experience in the plant sciences. The selected candidate should possess a desire and willingness to perform field work and physical labor, occasionally in remote locations. The technician should be willing to complete a project from to start to finish with minimal supervision upon being shown an individual task. Start Date: Immediate and Salary: Depends on Experience. OBEC is a small Reno, NV based environmental consulting firm. We are composed of an interdisciplinary team of scientists devoted to the rehabilitation and conservation of the rivers, lakes, and springs of the Western United States and their supported ecosystems. For further questions please contact: Lea Condon by e-mail:, or phone at 775-345-9960. To apply please send a resume with references and a letter interest to Posted: 2/16/09.

Pennsylvania State University: The Department of Entomology is seeking a skilled and motivated Research Support Technician III. The research emphasis of this job will focus on the chemical ecology of interactions among plants, insects, and pathogens and on the biochemical and molecular bases of plant responses to insect feeding and other environmental stimuli. Further details on this research: De Moraes lab. The job will involve conducting experiments and providing technical assistance to other researchers. Requires Bachelors degree or equivalent (Master's degree preferred), plus one year of work-related experience. The qualified candidate should have experience with analytical chemistry equipment (e.g. GC, GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MS) and be familiar with molecular techniques. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are an essential attribute for this job. Other competencies critical to the success in this job are: attention to detail and good judgment, as well as the ability to work within a team environment. Electronically submit a cover letter, and resume at or mail to Employment & Compensation Division, Job #A-29656, Fifth Floor James M. Elliott Building, University Park, PA 16802 or fax to (814) 865-3750 or email to by March 19th, 2009. Posted: 2/20/09.

Pinchot Institute for Conservation: We are seeking applicants for several Research Fellow positions. A candidate should have a master's degree in natural resources or environmental management, or a related field. Current graduate students in these fields who can work full-time or part-time are also welcome to apply. We are looking for applicants with outstanding academic records, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to write clearly and concisely. Research Fellows work closely and collaboratively with other researchers and policy specialists within and outside the Pinchot Institute to address a wide range of topics relating to natural resource conservation, sustainable natural resource management, and environmental policy. Research Fellows provide timely, objective research, policy analysis, education and technical assistance to policymakers and natural resource management organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, at levels ranging from national to international to local communities. At present, we have openings for two Research Fellows: Research Fellow - Bioenergy. National priorities for mitigating climate change and expanding renewable energy production are creating important new challenges and opportunities for sustainable management of public and private forests. Policymakers, energy investors, and local communities seek information on sustainable regional woody biomass supply, and the implications of various types and scales of wood bioenergy facilities on economic, social, and environmental values. This Research Fellow position will focus on analysis of the status and trends in wood bioenergy development in several distinct regions of the United States, influence of current and proposed policies (financial, tax, regulatory and other policies at the national and state level) on the future development of sustainable wood bioenergy capacity. Research Fellow - Ecosystem Services. Private forests as well as publicly-owned forests provide a wide range of essential public services, from protecting water quality and wildlife habitat to mitigating climate change. New approaches to conservation financing through the development of private markets as well as public programs are needed to ensure that these values are protected and ecosystem services are sustained in the future. This Research Fellow position will coordinate the development of practical methods for specifying ecosystem services commitments, verification, and financial transaction. The primary near-term focus is on a regional case study of the six-state Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, and will involve close collaboration with several federal, state and local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private land owners. Research Fellow positions are a one-year appointment renewable for a second year. Salary is competitive. Benefits include a collegial working environment, 10 days of annual leave, federal holidays, family medical leave, health insurance, and other benefits. Please send a cover letter describing your background and interest in the Research Fellow position, along with a current resume, writing sample, and the names of three references (please include email addresses and telephone numbers) to, or by mail to: Pinchot Institute for Conservation, Attn: Human Resources, 1616 P Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036. Posted: 7/2/08.

The Presidio Trust: a Federal government corporation that manages and protects the Presidio of San Francisco as part of the National Park System, the Trust is now accepting applications for the following Federal excepted-service position. Biological Science Technician. Duties consist of technical biological science tasks common to natural resource management including: field resources management work in native plant restoration, protection, inventorying and monitoring; and assisting in wildlife management activities and water quality monitoring activities. This position requires strenuous physical activity that includes exotic plant eradication, outplanting native plants, and leading volunteers and students in weeding and planting programs. This is a term position with benefits, not to exceed September 30, 2010. Requires 4 year college degree; excellent communication ability to motivate and lead volunteer groups and students; ability to operate and maintain resource management equipment such as tools, traps, and sampling/monitoring/photographic/lab equipment; knowledge of established practices, procedures, and techniques of one or more of the biological sciences; knowledge of routine natural resource management practices, methods, and procedures; knowledge of data collection techniques, including installation, operation, and maintenance of testing and sampling equipment; ability to follow detailed sampling procedures, train others to accurately follow procedures, and recognize departures from established quality control/quality assurance guidelines; basic understanding of natural resource management principles and techniques to support, understand, and relate results to the broader natural resource function; ability to develop reports and present information; and knowledge of database management, word processing, spreadsheet, data entry and specialized software programs essential to resource management activities. To apply, download the application from and mail the application to Human Resources, Presidio Trust, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129-0052. Posted: 1/20/09.

Puerto Rico Conservation Foundation: Plant Ecologist position to supervise the Kirtland’s Warbler Research & Training Program as Field Director on the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Project focuses on the role of disturbance and succession in producing habitat for an endangered bird, the Kirtland's Warbler (KW). Project involves experimental habitat management studies as well as studies of vegetation and site data from plots in various seral stages and with different disturbance histories. Experimental manipulations may involve agricultural and other land use practices to produce and maintain KW habitats. Responsibilities include training two College of the Bahamas student participants in basic field techniques to strengthen Bahamian research and conservation capacity. The Field Director will manage field studies, training, and coordination with local cooperators, land owners, and project PIs. Candidate must have excellent plant identification skills, experience collecting vegetation data and a commitment to training island residents in conservation biology. The candidate must be able to effectively and independently supervise and organize field crew and data collection. M.S. degree preferred, but we will consider B.S. degree applicant with appropriate experience. International experience is desirable. Fieldwork and training will be intensive from 1 November 2009 to 30 April 2010. Contract will be for one year with possibility of renewal pending performance and funding. Housing will be provided at the field site on Eleuthera. Project participants will be hired as contractors with the Puerto Rico Conservation Foundation, as funded by the International Programs of the US Forest Service. Those interested should submit application letter, C.V., names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references as Word attachments to an e-mail message to Dr. Joseph M. Wunderle ( by 15 July 2009. Posted: 5/14/09.

Purdue University: We are seeking an organized, detail-oriented individual with knowledge of forest management and hardwood ecosystems to coordinate the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE), a long-term, large-scale study of responses of forest ecosystems to management. HEE is a multi-university project led by the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue, in cooperation with the Indiana Division of Forestry. The project began in 2006 and examines plant, vertebrate, and invertebrate responses to several types of forest management in replicated treatment and control areas of Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood state forests of southern Indiana. Project Coordination: The successful applicant will serve as point-of-contact for DNR staff, HEE researchers, graduate students, media, and the public. The coordinator will schedule and attend HEE committee meetings, and report minutes of the Executive Committee meetings. The coordinator will maintain files that document decisions, protocol changes, publications, and other project information. Responsibilities include assembly of the HEE annual report, planning/coordination of the HEE annual meeting, and development/distribution of a quarterly HEE newsletter. Coordinate photo documentation of timber harvest areas with DNR. Field Supervision/Data Management: Hire research technicians to work on summer field crews, arrange housing and transportation accommodations for field crews, schedule and assist with training, and inventory, purchase and distribute equipment used by field crews. Coordinate field sampling activities with state property land managers and serve as liaison between research staff and leader(s) of field crews. Supervise field sampling, perform quality control of data collected, and archive data. Work closely with researchers and database manager to organize data. Maintain and update geo-referenced database. Qualifications: M.S. + 1 year experience in forestry, wildlife, or related discipline, or B.S. + 2 years experience. Proficiency with data management software (Excel, Access, ArcGIS) and standard statistical packages is required. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Experience supervising research teams and managing budgets is highly desirable. Knowledge of Midwestern flora and fauna is helpful. Application: The position is available March 16, 2009, and applications will be accepted immediately. Please email inquiries with a resume and contact telephone numbers and email addresses for three references to Posted: 2/3/09.

San Diego Zoo: Field Botanist/ Plant Ecologist in the Division of Applied Plant Ecology is needed for Southern California plant and habitat restoration research studies. The San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research is seeking a full time research associate to assist with various field research projects on coastal sage scrub, grassland, and chaparral habitats in San Diego County. The primary project focuses on prickly pear cactus reintroduction to support coastal cactus wrens in San Pasqual Valley. Duties include plant identification, population and plant community sampling using various techniques, collaborating with herpetologists and ornithologists on multidisciplinary projects, collecting voucher specimens, seed collecting, implementing and monitoring cactus scrub restoration projects and data analysis/management. Qualified applicants should have experience conducting plant ecology field research, be able to identify flora of San Diego County; and be familiar with various plant sampling techniques. Requirements include a Bachelors degree or higher in a related field and at least one year of field experience. Good communication skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to speak both English and Spanish languages are preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Position start date is August 1, 2009. Applications are due by July 15. If interested, please apply online at Please include a cover letter with your resume. Contact Bryan Endress ( with any questions. Bryan A. Endress, Ph.D., Associate Director, Institute for Conservation Research, Division Head, Applied Plant Ecology, San Diego Zoo, 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7000. Tel: 760-291-5486, Fax: 760-291-5476. Posted: 6/30/09.

Stanford University: Technician position in marine ecology and conservation. The Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and the Mexican non profit marine conservation organization Comunidad y Biodiversidad  (COBI) invite applications for a technician position. The selected candidate will work in the laboratory of Fiorenza Micheli at Hopkins Marine Station and will spend considerable time at Isla Natividad, off the coast of Baja California Sur, México, working on a project investigating recruitment and connectivity of marine invertebrates. The main tasks for this position are to conduct field studies of recruitment to investigate the efficacy of three fully-protected marine reserves established around Isla Natividad to replenish adjacent fishing grounds of green and pink abalone through larval dispersal [more info]. Field activities will involve the deployment and retrieval of recruitment collectors using scuba. Laboratory activities will include processing of collector samples and sorting of recruits (to be conducted on site, at the laboratory on Isla Natividad), and genetic analyses to determine connectivity of subpopulations, that will be conducted at Hopkins Marine Station. Required qualifications: BS or MS in marine sciences or marine ecology; extensive experience in field experiments related to larval dispersal and recruitment processes in marine populations; an interest in conducting genetic studies; and willingness to spend extended periods of time at remote field locations. Bilingual skills (Spanish and English) are preferred. Preference will be given to candidates that would be able to start as early as October 2008. The appointment is initially for 12 months, but it could likely be extended to two years. Candidates should send a letter of interest describing their qualifications relevant to the project and past research experience, their full CVs, and arrange for two letters or recommendation to be sent to both of the following addresses (electronic submission is preferred): Dr. Fiorenza Micheli (, Associate Professor, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Oceanview Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA. Dr. Andrea Sáenz-Arroyo (, Research Director, Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI), Boulevard AguaMarina # 297, Colonia Delicias C.P. 85420, Guaymas, Sonora, México. Application deadline is August 31, 2008. Review of applications will begin immediately after this date and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 8/5/08.

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry: Research Support Specialist, part-time or full-time, in the lab of Ruth Yanai. Salary: $23k annual for full-time. Expected Duration: Up to two years, renewable depending on funding. Duties: Provide research support for several ongoing projects in forest ecosystem nutrient cycling. Primary tasks include processing and analyzing soil and plant samples and analyzing, documenting, and presenting data. Field work is seasonally important. Other duties include literature research and assisting with manuscript and grant proposal preparation. Ability to supervise undergraduate workers desirable. Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree; experience in a research laboratory or field setting; computer and statistical skills. Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Employment application, cover letter and resume are required to be submitted on-line at Posted: 12/8/08.

Tetra Tech, Inc.: Full service environmental sciences consulting firm seeks a Biologist/Ecologist to provide support for our expanding operations in the Western Mojave Desert. The person will be based in the Lancaster/Palmdale California area. Primary duties will be to work with a team of other scientists conducting a diverse array of biological investigations at locations throughout southern California, particularly the Mojave Desert. Regular duties will involve both field and office work. The field work will involve biological sampling of Mojave Desert flora and fauna, conducting Phase I site assessments, and other field related duties. The office work shall involve the review and manipulation of environmental data sets, preparation of biological reports and site assessments, and assisting with computer modeling and statistical analysis of data sets, and assisting senior project managers with other aspects of biological/ecological investigations and project planning. Candidates with experience conducting and preparing Biological Assessments, Resource Management Plans, NEPA/CEQA documents, and Ecological Risk Assessments are encouraged to apply. Please note, this position requires a commitment to travel and conduct field work within the Mojave Desert Region. Minimum of two years direct and relevant experience required, preferably within a consulting environment. Must have experience writing and reviewing environmental reports as well as preparing and analyzing environmental data. Experience and knowledge of Mojave Desert flora and fauna is required. Additional consideration will be given to those candidates with experience/permits for handling special status species. Experience working on DoD installations is considered a plus. Must be detail oriented, self-motivated, capable of multi-tasking, comfortable working with limited supervision, and be able to meet and manage deadlines. Candidates must clearly state in their application materials how they meet or exceed these essential requirements. Skills Required: Knowledge of IBM-compatible computers and Microsoft Office suite of programs. Must have direct experience an excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook. Must have ability and skills to efficiently work in front of a computer workstation for considerable periods of time. Experience with statistical, GIS, and graphics software is considered a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. B.S. or M.S. in Biology/Ecology or a related field is required. Relocation assistance negotiable. Fax or e-mail resume to: Tetra Tech, Inc., Attn.: Rhonda Carlisle, 3746 Mount Diablo Blvd., Suite 300, Lafayette, CA 94549. Fax: 925-283-0780. Email: Posted: 9/5/08.

USDA-Agricultural Research Service: The Pest Management Research Unit, Sidney, Montana is seeking a permanent Biological Science Technician (GS-7/8/9) for a research program investigating rangeland grasshopper ecology and management. The starting date is negotiable between ~late September and early January. The technician works with an insect ecologist investigating grazing management and rangeland fire effects on grasshopper population dynamics and community composition; effects of abiotic and biotic factors on grasshopper outbreaks, egg mortality and reproduction; and the influence of grasshopper herbivory on nutrient cycling, rangeland productivity, and interactions between exotic and native grasses. Candidates should have research experience in ecology or entomology. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. For more information on the research program or job opening visit Dave Branson's website or email Applications must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by August 6th. The full job description and application instructions are available through the webpage above or by visiting and searching for ARS-X8W-0258. Posted: 7/7/08, revised: 7/30/08.

USDA Forest Service: Physical Science Technician, Houghton, Michigan. The incumbent will provide technical support for the research unit with an emphasis in the area of laboratory preparation and isotopic analysis of plant and soil samples. Support will include assistance with both laboratory and field studies addressing carbon cycling in forest ecosystems, and general lab support. Applicants should have laboratory experience and knowledge. They should be capable of carrying out, with minimal training, common laboratory tasks: preparing chemical reagents and standards; working with pressurized gasses; drying, weighing, and grinding samples; properly recording activities, observations, and measured values; following appropriate lab safety and hygiene protocols. Responsibilities will include density fractionation of soils, combustion of organic carbon and subsequent reduction to graphite, maintenance of a graphite vacuum line and supporting instruments, general lab maintenance and cleanliness, management and organization of sample and supplies databases, interaction with laboratory visitors. Knowledge of general isotopic concepts and experience with isotopic techniques is preferred, especially in regards to natural abundance radiocarbon. Opportunities for data analysis will include calculation of process efficiency and mass balance, and tracking standard and background quality. This is primarily a laboratory position, although some opportunities for field work will exist. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills, have the ability to take direction, have the ability to adapt procedures as dictated by sample and data quality, work as part of a team, have the capability to work with minimal supervision, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with any or all of the above is desirable. The USFS Forestry Sciences Laboratory is located on the campus of Michigan Technological University, and collaborates closely with faculty in the MTU School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. We are located in Houghton, Michigan, on the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula. Apply online through Closes: August 03, 2008. Please contact Chris Swanston with questions: Posted: 7/22/08.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: The Gulf Ecology Division (Gulf Breeze, FL) of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, of the Office of Research and Development (ORD), is seeking one or more recent graduates with a B.S. or equivalent degree in biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, marine biology, zoology, computer science, information technology, mathematics, physics, or related field to provide services under a contractual agreement. The contractor(s) shall assist in understanding the physical, chemical, and biological dynamics of coastal wetlands and estuaries, determining ecological condition, evaluating rates and causes of declining systems, and/or predicting future conditions under various alternative water quality scenarios. The following contract specialties are available: A. Interactions of Nanoparticles with Microorganisms; B. Photographic Analysis and Database Support; C. Ecoservices. The primary work location is 1 Sabine Island Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561. Work shall be primarily performed in a laboratory, but some field work may be required. Necessary instruction, training, and oversight shall be provided by EPA scientists who shall serve as mentors to the student contractors. More details regarding these positions and instructions on how to apply. Deadline: 10/28/08. Posted: 10/10/08.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: We are looking for a recent graduate BS or MS to provide aquatic ecology /biogeochemistry lab and field technician support for the EPA's Groundwater and Ecosystem Restoration Divsion (GWERD) in Ada, OK. We work on ecological research projects across the country, from the Willamette Valley in Oregon to restored streams of Maryland. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the EPA's best ecologists, contribute to restoration science, and gain experience in an exciting field. For more details, contact Ken Forshay (, 580-436-8912). Posted: 8/14/08.

US Geological Survey: Looking to be part of a research team working in the Everglades, Chesapeake Bay, and sites across the Southeast? Looking for a fast-paced work environment with the opportunity to grow? Looking to hone your laboratory skills? The Hydro-Ecology of Flowing Waters Project of the USGS is hiring a full-time, non-permanent technician to be part of our team. We research the hydrologic, geomorphic, and biotic controls on biogeochemistry in wetlands and their coupled fluvial ecosystems in order to better protect and restore the nation’s water resources. Dr. Greg Noe of the Wetland Ecosystem Biogeochemistry Lab will be the technician’s supervisor in collaboration with Drs. Jud Harvey and Laurel Larsen. Job duties are centered on supporting research to restore the Everglades and include the chemical analysis of P, N, C, and other elements in water, sediment, soil, and plant samples. Additional duties include field work for collection of samples and measurement of ecological and hydrologic data, sample processing, lab management, database management, QA/QC, and report preparation. The position is based in Reston, Virginia with extensive collaborations with hydrologists, geomorphologists, ecologists, and geochemists within the USGS and with partner organizations. Field work will require travel to south Florida for intensive field experiments. Applicants must demonstrate the desire and capability to be an independent member of a team in charge of laboratory components of our work, including operating autoanalyzers, elemental analyzers, and ICPs and conducting laboratory incubations of sediments, while also showing strong capability for tough field work. Experience working with geochemical tracers to quantify natural organic matter transport is particularly desirable. Please send your curriculum vitae to Dr. Greg Noe (; review of applications will begin immediately and applicants should be available to begin work by September. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits and paid vacation. Posted: 3/11/09.

US Geological Survey: We are seeking an interdisciplinary Biologist/Biogeochemist to provide laboratory management support to the Earth Surface Dynamics program (Menlo Park, CA) conducting research on the global carbon cycle and operations related to isotopic and microbial soil carbon cycling studies. The position will be filled at either the GS-9 or GS-11 level. The GS-9 will perform the duties described but will receive closer supervision and review of work in progress. Apply online at USAJOBS, announcement number WR-2008-0629. Position closes August 29th. Posted: 8/12/08.

US Geological Survey: We at the Canyonlands Field Station 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 climate change and disturbance in desert ecosystems. Job is in Moab, UT, pays $12.73/hr, and lasts about 10 months. To qualify you need six months of field party experience OR two years of sub-professional experience OR one year of college with courses related to the field of employment. Send an application that includes transcript and references to or Sue Phillips, USGS Canyonlands Research Station, 2290 SW Resource Blvd, Moab, UT 84532. Questions? Email or call Sue at 435-719-2337. Fax is 435-719-2350. Deadline for applications is Aug. 14, 2008. US citizens only. Posted: 8/4/08.

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring full time biological science technician to support research in amphibian populations in the northeastern United States. This is a term position: to be filled for a term of one year, renewable for up to three years. The technician will be a member of a science team conducting amphibian surveys at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia (e.g. C&O Canal National Historic Park, Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince William Forest Park, Rock Creek Park, and Shenandoah National Park). Field work involves identifying, catching, measuring, and marking amphibians, and collecting water quality and environmental data. The technician will be required to conduct field surveys using techniques including visual encounter surveys, dip netting, stream transect searches, temporary removal sampling, and conducting a mark-recapture study using visual implant elastomer. All fieldwork will be conducted as part of teams of 2-3 people, so a demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with a group is imperative. In addition, the technician provides support for the ARMI lead researcher by completing data processing (data entry and quality control). The technician creates summaries, and conducts preliminary analyses as directed by supervisory researchers. The technician also completes graphical presentations of field and laboratory data as needed for publication and other presentations. The position also requires database and website management. Previous field experience with amphibians common in the Northeast US is highly recommended. The position requires the use of GPS units, digital cameras, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. MS Excel, Access). The successful applicant may also be asked to mark amphibians with injectable florescent elastomer. Most of the work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions or in rain. The position requires good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the field (including some night-time surveys) and hiking with up to 25 pounds of equipment. Some overnight travel may be required. The position will be located at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD, and will be advertised at the GS-08 level. Please apply for the position through usajobs, search under position # ER-2009-0132. For more information contact: Evan Grant ( Closes: 2/23/09. Posted: 2/4/09.

University of Alaska Fairbanks: The Institute of Arctic Biology seeks an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Eddy Covariance Technician. The successful candidate will help manage an ecosystem ecology laboratory and assist research personnel in measurements of ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water, and energy fluxes based on the eddy covariance methods. The position will remain open until it is filled. This position will be key to an International Polar Year Arctic Observatory Network project funded by NSF, with goals of detecting climate change in the Arctic and its effects on global systems. Duties will include: 1. Assisting with the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of micrometeorological instruments, 2. Performing data downloads, preliminary analysis, and quality checks, 3. Interacting with site investigators, and 4. Assisting with data summary and analysis. Fieldwork will include several 2-3 week trips per year, plus some additional trips to maintain the continuous measurements at the field sites. Fieldwork will be based primarily at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska, with some travel to and work at the North East Science Station in Cherskii, Russia. The successful candidate will be based in Fairbanks, but she/he will also interact with scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Required qualifications include a Master's or Bachelor's degree in biogeochemistry, Earth system science, atmospheric science, biometeorology, micrometeorology, plant ecology, ecosystem ecology, or related fields, and/or significant experience with eddy flux systems and biogeochemical processes. The candidate will also need to possess a valid U.S. driver's license. The desired candidate will show: 1. Demonstrated experience with Campbell Scientific dataloggers, datalogger programming (PC208W and PC900, etc.), data collection software, communication peripherals, sensors, remote power systems, and data analysis and statistics; 2. Strong personal communication and quantitative skills; 3. Self-motivation, independence, and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as an ability and willingness to work with site investigators; and 4. Excellent organizational and documentation skills. This is a full-time fixed term position with benefits, with initial appointment for one year and potential for repeated renewal upon satisfactory performance. Applications must be completed online. Applicants will need to include a letter of application, a CV or resume, transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In the letter of application, candidates should explain how their experience, training, and professional goals will apply to this project. To apply, please use the advanced search function to find posting number 0057514 at: For further information contact: Syndonia Bret-Harte ( or Eugenie Euskirchen ( Posted: 6/30/09.

University of Arizona: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biosphere 2 seek a creative engineer with background in design, construction, deployment and maintenance of robust automated field instrumentation. This position will provide self-starting individuals with opportunity to manage instrumentation projects and collaborate with research scientists using the instrumentation for research. The initial project is to support deployment of a new optical spectrometer (using Quantum Cascade Lasers, QCL) for measurements of isotopic composition of atmospheric CO2. Deployment includes field sites (at Harvard forest, Massachusetts , and possibly in the Amazon of Brazil), and within the University of Arizona ’s Biosphere 2, the unique enclosed ecosystem facility outside of Tucson , AZ. Candidates should have training and experience in mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering, and familiarity with software packages used in computer-aided design, data acquisition, and in data analysis. Relevant experience includes pressure and flow control, thermal management, electronics, and optics. Additional background in measurement of isotope ratios in gases or materials (including design of calibration to maintain traceable high-accuracy), or of biosphere-atmosphere fluxes, is a strong plus. The position is based at the University of Arizona , but involves time near Boston , MA for deployment of a QCL system at Harvard Forest (collaborating with scientists at Aerodyne Research, and at Harvard University ’s laboratory for atmospheric chemistry). Subsequent work focuses on instrumentation for Biosphere 2. Competitive salary and benefits are provided; the University of Arizona is an equal-opportunity employer. Anticipated start date: Summer 2009. To apply, please review job number 41142 on the UA Career Track at For more information on this project, see Prof. Saleska's group research. Posted: 3/19/09.

University of Arizona: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks a research technician to participate in a study that addresses the effects of climate change, nitrogen deposition, and plant invasions on an arid ecosystem. The study encompasses plant community ecology, plant physiological ecology and related areas. The focus is on plant communities in Arizona desert landscapes with particular attention to the San Simon Valley and the recent irruption of an introduced species. The work for the technician will involve both field work at a beautiful remote location and laboratory work on campus. The successful applicant will coordinate with and assist postdoctoral fellows and graduate students associated with the project. Duties and responsibilities include maintaining a laboratory and its equipment, running growth chamber experiments, extracting and identifying seeds from soil samples, managing data, assembling information from the literature, supervising undergraduate helpers, and other duties associated with ecological research. The successful applicant should also be prepared to drive to and camp at the field site with a research team for periods of up to a week at a time if needed. Field duties also include setting up and maintaining field experiments, collecting observational data and samples of soil and plants, and maintaining equipment at the site. The successful applicant must be able to work independently and have superior skill in developing and maintaining good working relationships in a team. Preferred qualifications include a BS in Biology or Ecology, skills in plant identification, laboratory techniques, computer software and data analysis, and the ability to manage a field team and endure extended field work in a remote location. Essential requirements are a strong work ethic, the ability to solve problems and make decisions, and the ability to communicate effectively. The position is available as early as October 2008, and is for one year initially, with possible extension for up to three years, depending on performance and funding. Salary range is $22,602 - $28,144 depending on experience and includes benefits. To apply, go to, job number 41352. Contact Dr. Danielle Ignace at for more information. Posted: 10/2/08.

University of Arizona: The Chesson lab seeks a research technician to participate in a study that addresses the effects of climate change, nitrogen deposition, and plant invasions on an arid ecosystem. The study encompasses plant community ecology, plant physiological ecology and related areas. The focus is on plant communities in Arizona desert landscapes with particular attention to the San Simon Valley and the recent irruption of an introduced species. The work for the technician will involve both field work at a beautiful remote location and laboratory work on campus. The successful applicant will coordinate with and assist postdoctoral fellows and graduate students associated with the project. Duties include maintaining a laboratory and its equipment, running growth chamber experiments, extracting and identifying seeds from soil samples, managing data, assembling information from the literature, supervising undergraduate helpers, and other duties associated with ecological research. The successful applicant should also be prepared to drive to and camp at the field site with a research team for periods of up to a week at a time if needed. Field duties also include setting up and maintaining field experiments, collecting observational data and samples of soil and plants, and maintaining equipment at the site. The successful applicant must be able to work independently and have superior skill in developing and maintaining good working relationships in a team. Preferred qualifications include a BS in Biology or Ecology, skills in plant identification, laboratory techniques, computer software and data analysis, and the ability to manage a field team and endure extended field work in a remote location. Essential requirements are a strong work ethic, the ability to solve problems and make decisions, and the ability to communicate effectively. The position is available August 2008, and is for one year initially, with possible extension for two years, depending on performance and funding. Salary range is $22,602-28,144 depending on experience and includes benefits. To apply, go to, job number 41352. Contact Dr. Danielle Ignace at for more information. Posted: 7/21/08.

University of Arizona: The School of Natural Resources is looking for a Senior Research Specialist to assist Director Lisa Graumlich in research that seeks to produce integrated assessments of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation of ecosystems and natural resources to climate change and land-use change. This individual will be responsible for playing a lead role in developing and implementing research projects focused on the western US, and for building key collaborations with multiple partners - including federal/state scientists and NGOs (non-government organizations). This person will also oversee and coordinate lab operations along with developing strategies and products that communicate the results of the research in a range of formats from peer-reviewed journal articles to public talks. Some fieldwork may be required, necessitating a valid drivers license and access to reliable transportation. Duties: Analyze tree-ring and climate data from subalpine forests stands Assemble, analyze and maintain large spatio-temporal climate, land use, ecological and socioeconomic datasets. Develop multi-institutional collaborations for research and outreach, including international collaborations. Act as a liaison with federal and state resource managers in western US and northern Mexico. Supervise and train student and grant-funded employees. Take leadership role in preparing manuscripts for publication and for generating grant proposals, including developing high quality maps and graphics. Take leadership role in developing outreach materials, including web-accessible data products. Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in natural sciences in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in natural sciences in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years of related research experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preferred: Basic understanding of principles and procedures of dendrochronology Proven experience and demonstrated high-proficiency with GIS (Geographic Information Systems), spatial analyses, time series analyses, and a variety of statistical analyses packages. Proficient within a Mac OSX or Windows based PC computing environment, ESRI ArcGIS software, statistical computing and plotting software, and Microsoft Office. Proven experience managing projects and motivating staff. Proven experience collaborating on peer-reviewed papers, proposals, and outreach materials. The position is available immediately and applications will be reviewed starting August 1, 2008. Compensation based on level of experience; includes benefits. To apply, go to, job number 41261. Contact Professor Lisa Graumlich at for more information. Posted: 7/9/08.

University of California, Davis: Research Assistant/Lab Manager. This position will focus on quantifying variation in plant, soil and water nutrient dynamics across environmental contrasts. Current lab projects are being conducted in California oak savannas, South African semi-arid savannas, and the metropolitan regions of Baltimore, MD and Sacramento, CA. The job is based on the Davis campus. Job duties primarily include lab work, field work, and additional tasks related to database management and greenhouse experiments. Assisting collaborators, graduate students, and other lab members is expected as well as working independently on lab research. This is a one year position with possibility of extension. The start date is flexible but intended to be soon. Requirements: MS in plants, soils, ecology, or related discipline. Previous field and lab experience is a must. (Those with a BS in an appropriate discipline and extensive lab and field experience should also apply) The candidate must be willing to have occasional long days/overnight trips to the field and be willing to travel internationally for weeks at a time. The successful candidate will be expected to: 1. (40% in the field)sample vegetation and soils at research sites, assist with greenhouse experimental set up and measurements, collect plant, soil, and water samples and resin columns and bags; 2. (50% in the laboratory)process and analyze plant, soil, and water samples for nutrient contents; and 3. (10%) enter data and conduct basic statistical analyses, maintain databases and laboratory equipment and supplies, update safety information Application: submit a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Mary Cadenasso ( Posted: 6/23/09.

University of California, Davis: Junior Specialist/Research Assistant Position, Department of Plant Sciences. This position will focus on plant-soil interactions in California grasslands and how they are affected by range management and restoration practices. Job duties primarily include field work (establishing, maintaining and sampling field plots) and lab work (processing and analyzing plant and soil samples), with some additional tasks related to database management and greenhouse experiments. This is a one-year position (with possibility of extension), and the starting date is flexible. Requirements: BA or BS in plants, soils, ecology, or related discipline. Previous field and lab experience. Occasional long days/ over night trips to the field. Application: Submit a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references to: Valerie Eviner 530-752-8538. Posted: 7/22/08.

University of California – Santa Barbara: Laboratory Technician, Ecological Impacts of Nanomaterials. This is a full-time position for 1-year. The start date is flexible, but preferably by August, 2009. Salary Range: $2,167 to $2,330 per month depending on background and experience. The successful applicant will work in Dr. Brad Cardinale’s ( freshwater ecology laboratory at UCSB. This individual will help manage the laboratory while also assisting with experiments that focus on understanding how different types of nanoparticles (metal oxides, nanotubules, quantum dots) impact freshwater food-webs composed of algae, invertebrates and fish that inhabit streams and lakes. Responsibilities will include ordering of equipment and supplies, maintenance of species in culture, set-up of experiments, collection, management, and analysis of data. Requirements: Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in Ecology and Evolution, Environmental Science, Biology, or a closely related field or combination of experience and education. Apply on line @ for job number 20090081. Applications are due by 5/21/09. Posted: 5/1/09.

University of Georgia Marine Institute: The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program seeks a Research Technician II to be based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The selected individual will work with 3 other technicians supporting the GCE LTER project. S/he will be responsible for helping conduct the GCE monitoring program, transporting personnel to field sites in marshes and estuaries, assisting with a wide variety of research tasks, processing samples in the laboratory, and entering data. The position will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Applicant must be able to hike through mud, marsh grass and other difficult terrain; lift and carry heavy gear in the field; and assist in light construction (e.g. building boardwalks). This position is based out of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, GA. The selected individual may either live on the Island (in UGAMI housing at a subsidized cost) or on the mainland, but UGAMI residency is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a B.S. in an appropriate field; small boat piloting experience; first aid certification; field research experience; basic computer skills, including experience with email, word-processing and spreadsheet programs; and the ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people. The salary range is $21-28k and the position includes full benefits. Applicants should be willing to make at least a 2-year commitment to the position. Apply online at, posting number 20090638, applications will be considered starting June 26 and until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Steven Pennings ( Posted: 6/18/09.

University of Georgia: Senior Technician in Aquatic Biogeochemistry. I seek an experienced research technician with expertise in aquatic biogeochemical fieldwork and laboratory analysis to supervise the overall operation of a biogeochemical research lab in the Marine Sciences Department at the University of Georgia in Athens. Duties include coordinating and conducting field and laboratory work, supervising other research technicians, data reduction and statistical analysis, report and manuscript preparation, and assisting graduate students and postdocs with research. Qualifications: bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience, preferably in aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry or oceanography. Expertise in standard biogeochemical laboratory instrumentation and analysis is mandatory. Experience in several of the following areas desirable: use of modern oceanographic or stream sampling equipment; remote sensors and data loggers; small boat use; data analysis and statistical software; SCUBA diving; and GIS. Current projects in Massachusetts and Georgia include an NSF Ecosystems project examining how N cycling scales along river order, an NSF Biocomplexity project examining the effects of water level variation on the development of nutrient retention “hot-spots” in river networks and the interaction of freshwater discharge, nutrient loading and clams on estuarine eutrophication, and an NSF LTER project examining the effects of land use and climate change and sea level rise on trophic structure and productivity of an estuarine ecosystem. Future projects are expected to examine carbon and oxygen dynamics of continental shelf systems. This long-term position is available immediately. Applicant screening will occur weekly until position is closed Dec 1. Applications must be made through (Ref: Research Professional III, Posting # 20080163). Application should include letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of 3 persons willing to serve as a reference. For further information please contact Dr. Charles Hopkinson, (706-542-1855),, Marine Science Dept., University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602. Posted: 11/13/08.

University of Georgia: Research Technician. Responsibilities: Successful candidate will be part of a research team for UGA collecting data on the life history and habitat use of sturgeon in Georgia rivers. Candidate would be responsible for gill and trammel netting, telemetry, measuring basic water quality variables, and gear maintenance such as sewing gill nets and basic boat and trailer maintenance. Qualifications: Interest in fisheries. Bachelor’s degree in fisheries or related field preferred No prior experience necessary but strong candidates will have experience with standard fisheries sampling techniques, boat operation/safety, and mechanical repair. Starting salary $8-9 hourly. Housing and field travel provided. Open until filled. Starts immediately. Contact: Applicants may apply by sending resume (including contact info for 3 references) to: Michael Bednarski, Warnell School of Forestry Resources, Athens, GA 30602-2152. Or email to: Posted: 10/8/08.

University of Georgia: Research Professional II: GIS / Ecologist. The primary objective for this position is to develop comprehensive natural resource condition assessments (NRCAs) for six National Park Service (NPS) units in the Southeastern Region, using both the Environmental Protection Agency’s Ecological Assessment Framework and the NPS ecological monitoring framework. We will adhere closely to published protocols and those being employed in other NRCAs to achieve: 1) continuity, 2) ease of monitoring, 3) consistency of reporting, and 4) compatibility of our assessments with NPS needs. Furthermore, we will encourage creativity and innovation in the synthesis of results in a way that improves planning, reporting, and future monitoring of identified natural resources. A secondary objective is to become an integral member of a dynamic spatial analysis lab, help with lab management, and participate in other spatial analysis projects as funding and time allow. Currently this position is funded for 18 months but may be extended if funding allows. Duties: The GIS/Ecologist will serve as the project lead and will coordinate other personnel and cooperators in fulfillment of the following duties. 1. Coordinate UGA project staff and NPS partners to perform ecological assessments. 2. Establish a list of ecological attributes and potential stressors. 3. Compile existing data and reports regarding ecological condition of the chosen parks and their selected natural resources (e.g. vegetation, vertebrates, water quantity and quality, invasive species and hazards). 4. Quantify current conditions (and recent change if sufficient data) using appropriate measurements / statistical analyses. 5. Accomplish the above by making full use of geospatial data and spatial analyses in ArcGIS. 6. Keep detailed records of methodologies and data sources / produce reports and deliverable geospatial datasets to NPS partners. 7. Play an integral role in a dynamic spatial analysis lab. Qualifications: 1. Applicants must possess a minimum of an M.S. degree in ecology, botany, zoology, biology, geography, or related field. 2. Extensive knowledge of GIS software and spatial analysis techniques using both raster and vector datasets, and spatial data development using geo-databases. 3. Knowledge of publicly available spatial data and their uses. 4. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and successfully complete projects on time and within budget. 5. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently. 6. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and an ability to build effective partnerships with diverse natural resource professionals (diplomacy / consent-building skills). 7. Valid driver's license / willingness and ability to travel for cooperator meetings on a regular basis. To apply, please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae / resume, and names and contact information for three (3) references to Salary: Min. $33k/yr & benefits. Last Date to apply: Sept 24, 2008 or until suitable candidate is found. Contact: Nate Nibbelink (, Gary Grossman (, or Mike Mengak ( Posted: 9/11/08.

University of Georgia: Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Outreach Coordinator. Salary: $37,200. Department: Odum School of Ecology. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing outreach activities associated with the Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The position serves as the primary point of contact on HCP matters with local officials, stakeholders, the press and interested parties. The position will be primarily based in the Etowah Basin but frequent travel to Athens will be required. The position requires a strong scientific background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a Master's degree with no experience; OR completion of a Bachelor's degree and several years of experience. Required: Background in biological sciences or engineering; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently; ability to manage multiple projects; proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software; experience in producing outreach materials preferred. Apply online search under staff openings and posting number: 20080942. Posted: 7/30/08.

University of Guelph: The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario has a position available for a full-time collections technician. The successful applicant will have at least a BSc in Zoology (MSc preferred) and a strong background in entomology. Fluency in common computer applications is a requirement, while experience with museum collections, collection databases, digital photography, and field insect surveys is an asset. Responsibilities will involve all stages of collection management (provisional taxonomic sorting, cataloguing, databasing, labelling, imaging, loan assembly, specimen preparation, and tissue sampling for molecular analysis), as well as participation in field collecting expeditions. Successful performance will require dexterity, concentration, ability to execute repetitive tasks accurately, efficient time management, team work, and multitasking. Reporting to the Curator of zoological collections and Collections manager, this position will be renewed on an annual basis and will include a standard benefit package for the University of Guelph. The proposed start date is September 1st, 2009. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To apply, please send your resume and contact details for two referees to Dr Alex Borisenko ( Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, the review of applications will commence on August 1st, 2009. Posted: 6/30/09.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa: A research technician position is available to join our research group in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (Dr. Creighton M. Litton) and the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, USDA Forest Service (Dr. Christian P. Giardina). The successful applicant will be expected to work independently and as a member of a research team on a study to quantify the impacts of temperature and land-use change on terrestrial ecosystem processes in the Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest on the Island of Hawai'i. Primary duties will be the collection of field and laboratory data on carbon pools and fluxes in pasture and forest ecosystems. Applicants should possess: a B.S. or M.S. from an accredited college or university in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, or other Biological discipline; coursework and knowledge in the principles of plant ecology and/or terrestrial ecosystem ecology; and one to three years of demonstrated field and laboratory research experience in plant and/or ecosystem ecology. Prior experience in Hawaiian and/or tropical ecosystems, as well as experience with equipment for measuring carbon flux, are a plus but are not required. For more information, including application instructions, please visit Posted: 7/3/08.

University of Idaho: We are seeking a motivated individual to assist in the development and initial implementation of long-term monitoring protocols for freshwater resources in six National Park units in the southwestern US (the NPS Mojave Desert Network of parks: Death Valley NP, Joshua Tree NP, Great Basin NP, Lake Mead NRA, Mojave NP, and Parashant NM). Aquatic resources in the region are biologically rich and are of high conservation priority because of rapid development in the region. More info: NPS I&M program Duties will include: Drafting and editing monitoring protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for groundwater and spring resources, data mining, synthesis and analysis of existing groundwater, discharge and other data sources, and assisting with database development. Field work will include initial implementation of sampling protocols including monitoring of spring, stream, and groundwater dynamics and water chemistry, subalpine lake monitoring, macroinvertebrate sampling in springs and lakes. Opportunities for contributing to the development of riparian monitoring protocols exist. Familiarity data analysis, basic statistics, field data loggers and data sondes, water chemistry and macroinvertebrate sampling, and desert ecology desired but not required. Applicants should be self motivated, in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity in extreme conditions, have the ability to work collaboratively with NPS staff, and prepared to frequently travel among park units. The new hire will be an employee of the University of Idaho and will be duty stationed in the NPS I&M Program offices in Boulder City, Nevada near Lake Mead. The successful applicant will be supervised on a daily basis and work closely with NPS I&M staff in Boulder City and network parks. The expected starting date is flexible. The current position is funded for approximately 1 year, with the potential for continuation. Applicants should be college graduates with an MS in aquatic ecology, hydrology, or similar. Applicants with a BS and extensive experience will be considered. For questions or more information about the position, contact Chris Caudill (, 208-885-7614). Apply online. Posted: 10/23/08, revised: 1/16/09.

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: A Faculty Research Assistant position is available for a multi-talented individual able to conduct both bird and herpetological surveys. Surveys will be done at the Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia. Must be able to identify birds of the Mid-Atlantic region by sight and sound. Experience with point count surveys and other survey techniques appropriate to different habitat types would be desirable. Surveys will be conducted during the breeding season and winter. The applicant must also be familiar with the identification of amphibians and reptiles. Familiarity with such survey methods as audio, dip net, minnow traps, turtle traps, visual encounter, road, and cover board or drift-net/pitfall arrays would be a plus. The applicant should be familiar with the use of GPS in locating sampling points. Experience or training with habitat delineation methodology and plant species identification and ability to use GIS for preparation of LU/LC maps would be desirable. The applicant should be highly motivated, be able to work independently, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be a creative, problem-solving individual. Minimum requirement is B.S. in the biological sciences; M.S. preferred. Part-time position (55% salary) with benefits: $15,400-16,500 per annum, depending on qualifications; 13-mo appointment. Opportunities exist to supplement income on other research projects. Start 1 January 2009. Please write “FRA position” in the subject line of your email and include your last name on any attachment(s). Applications will be screened upon arrival, until a suitable candidate is found. Send a cover letter, indicating availability; resume; copies of transcripts; and names, addresses (including email) of 3 references to: J. Edward Gates, (electronic submission preferred), UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD, 21532. 301-689-7173. Posted: 8/15/08.

University of Minnesota: Site Technician/Engineer. Northern Minnesota is a focal point of potential climate warming impacts because it sits at the transition between the boreal and temperate forest zones. The B4WARMED experiment (Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger) is a unique manipulative experiment that warms both plants and soil in the field without the use of chambers to emulate future climate scenarios. This experiment examines how tree seedlings and germinants respond to predicted warming with respect to physiology, phenology, growth, and survival. The B4WARMED experiment uses sensor feedback to elevate soil and aboveground temperature at two remote field sites. We are seeking a curious, creative, and dedicated problem solver to maintain this experiment. Initial position offering is temporary but applicant will be considered for full-time position pending administration approval. Field work will be split between two research sites at the Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN, and the Hubachek Wilderness Research Center in Ely, MN. Individual workers home base may be at either of these locations and lodging will be available if needed. Both research sites in beautiful settings and provide access to the vast natural areas of Northern Minnesota including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Skills needed: - Working knowledge of LOGGERNET, Loggernet programming, and other Campbell Scientific Systems. - Ability to deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot various sensors. - Working knowledge of electrical components. - Ability to do field work and travel to remote field sites. - Assist with scientific data collection, supervision of up to 3 people. Responsibilities : 1. Keep experiment site running, troubleshoot, and maintain site integrity. 2. Data collecting and organization. 3. Maintain loggernet systems at two remote sites. 4. Assist other site technicians with biological measurements. Please send resume including relevant experiences and class work along with two references and dates available to: Roy Rich (, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Ave N., St Paul, MN 55108 USA. Posted: 4/27/09.

University of Missouri: Three Available Positions in Watershed Hydrology and Nutrient Cycling: A) Technician (20 – 40 hrs/week), B) Lab Manager (Full Time), C) Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.). Project: Hinkson Creek Watershed: Understanding Hydrologic Processes, Nutrient Cycling and Diffuse Pollutants in a Multi-Land-Use Urban Watershed. The successful applicant will investigate the flux of water and nutrients in a large intensively instrumented Central Missouri (USA) forested, agricultural and urban watershed. The project is a focused effort to establish, assess and quantify hydroclimatic and biogeochemical connectivity and transport in a multi-use urban watershed. Successful applicants will be required to work collaboratively, conduct field work and aid in installation and maintenance of instruments and monitoring sites. Other duties may include data collection, processing and analysis of data and manuscript preparation. Tentative start date is summer 2009. Applicants must have completed at least one degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, hydrology, water quality, or a related field. Applicants must possess a valid US driver's license. Experience in stream measurements, hydroclimatic data processing, hydrologic analysis and modeling, water quality monitoring, soil physics, GIS, and computer programming are a plus but not required. Strong verbal, written, and computational skills are essential. Applicants must be able to lift and carry equipment and tools. A competitive compensation package is offered including benefits (lab manager/GRA). If interested, please forward by email the following documents (as appropriate), transcript, curriculum vitae, recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL scores (if appropriate), cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Jason A. Hubbart, Department of Forestry, University of Missouri, 203-Q ABNR Bldg, Columbia, MO 65211, USA; Tel No. (573) 884-7732; Fax: (573) 882-1979; Email: Posted: 6/30/09.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Ecological Research Specialist – with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. This position is a full-time, permanent, non-tenure position with research and teaching responsibilities. Approximate starting date of the position is November 2008. The successful candidate will conduct and implement ecological research in the field, greenhouse, laboratory, and herbarium, supplementing the research capabilities of the project leader and Post Doctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will assume major responsibilities for a wide variety of technical and supervisory work of field experiments and personnel and serve as assistant curator of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture herbarium. The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling, training, and monitoring work activities of graduate students and employees. This individual will exercise judgment in conducting experiments based on academic training, knowledge of the scope of objectives of the research program and discussion with the project leader. The successful candidate will coordinate monitoring, formulate the approach, and carry out the action to meet the objectives outlined in the recovery plan for a plant on the federal Endangered Species List. Teaching responsibilities will include co-instructing Wildland Plants (AGRON 442/842, 3 cr.), instructing North American Range Plants (AGRON 242, 1 cr.), and coaching the Nebraska Plant Identification Team. Qualifications: M.S. preferred in ecology, biology, range science, agronomy, or a closely related field (with a minimum of 30 credit hours in biological sciences or agriculture. Knowledge of plant systematics is required. An individual with a B.S. and suitable experience would be considered. Deadline: October 1, 2008. Apply on-line at: Please reference requisition #0080674. Dr. James Stubbendieck (, 402-472-1519 OR 402-472-3082). Posted: 8/12/08.

University of Nevada, Reno: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) seeks a full time non-tenure-track Rangeland Ecologist. She/he will have primary responsibility for setting up experimental studies for multidisciplinary rangeland ecology research projects and then collecting and analyzing data and samples from those studies and associated studies conducted by land management agencies. The overall goals of these projects are to identify ecological concepts, to investigate management and restoration strategies, and to understand vegetation dynamics of native plant communities, especially as they relate to rangeland vegetation management, biodiversity, wildfire, and other critical issues on Great Basin rangelands. The focus is monitoring of active vegetation management projects across Nevada and data-base development with analysis. Required: Knowledge of sampling design, collection, analysis, and publishing of data from process-based ecological field studies -Knowledge and familiarity with the taxonomy and identification of Great Basin and Mojave Desert vegetation -Knowledge of the experimental design, computers, and statistical analyses -Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills -Ability to conduct extended field work under adverse desert conditions -Ability to use scientific equipment to test, sample, and gather data and to read, record and interpret research data -Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision plus work as a productive team member -Ability to use 4-wheel drive vehicles and mechanized field equipment Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution with emphasis or major in Range Science, Plant Ecology, Biology, Botany, or related field One year experience to include sample design, research methodology, collection, analysis, and publishing of data from process-based ecological field studies Ability to travel or if expected to drive a state vehicle, must have valid Nevada State Driver's License or ability to obtain one within required time period Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree from regionally accredited institution. Please apply online. Close date: 8/19/08. Posted: 7/1/08.

University of New Mexico: The Department of Biology is seeking a highly qualified Field Research Tech. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of a cluster of six eddy flux towers across an elevation gradient in Central New Mexico. We are using these towers to increase our understanding of atmosphere-biosphere interactions and climate- land surface feedbacks in well represented upland biomes throughout the Southwest. The candidate will maintain all tower flux systems and will work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdoctoral and graduate researchers to make additional physiological and ecological field measurements associated with this project. The candidate will participate in data management, data analysis, and the preparation of peer-reviewed publications of research findings. Candidates with a background in micrometeorology and/or plant physiology and technical expertise with eddy covariance-based flux measurement equipment are encouraged to apply. This position will be based in UNM Biology and will require frequent day travel to field sites. For more information please contact Marcy Litvak ( To apply please go to Posted: 10/21/08.

University of New Orleans: Dr. Julie Whitbeck seeks a motivated and well-qualified individual to assist with terrestrial ecology research.  The technician will work primarily on projects assessing fine root demography in forested wetlands.  His or her duties will include regular field work, substantial digitizing work (image analysis) using a computer, some plant and soil sample processing, data entry and management, greenhouse work and data analysis, as well as miscellaneous tasks.  The technician may supervise undergraduate research assistants.  Individuals must have a BS (or BA) degree in Biology, Ecology, or Environmental Science, and applicants with additional relevant qualifications (i.e. significant terrestrial ecology or other environmental research experience) are preferred.  Familiarity working with spreadsheet software, with digitizing or image analysis, and/or experience with basic plant and soil chemical analysis, is a plus.  The individual should be able to work independently and in a group setting and under hot, humid and buggy conditions.  The technician will be expected to employ effective communication and organizational skills, to maintain a professional work ethic, and to work with care and attention to detail.  This position entails mainly regular weekday working hours, with occasional weekend field work required.  Wages will be commensurate with qualifications. For further information, please contact Dr. Julie Whitbeck, Dept. of Biological Sciences, CRC-200, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148.  E-mail: Tel. (504) 280-1201.  Please include a letter of introduction, resume or CV, plus contact information for 3 referees with all inquiries.  Review of applications begins 7/25/08. Posted: 7/9/08.

University of Notre Dame: One full-time laboratory technician position is available in Dr. Jennifer Tank's Stream Ecology Laboratory. Duties will include fieldwork, analysis of gas and water samples, data entry and management, procurement of laboratory supplies, supervision of undergraduate research assistants, and general upkeep of laboratory equipment. Training will be provided on laboratory methods (including spectrophotometry, gas chromatography, and flow injection analysis) and field methods (including measuring ecosystem metabolism, nutrient uptake, and organic matter cycling). Current research in the Tank Lab is related to these projects: 1. The effect of "two-stage" agricultural ditch restoration on nitrogen dynamics in headwater streams. 2. The effect of large woody debris addition on stream ecosystem function (e.g. organic matter dynamics, nutrient cycling, and macroinvertebrate secondary production) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 3. The role of traditional and genetically modified corn material in the form of non-harvested tissue and pollen in agricultural stream carbon cycling in central Indiana. Qualified candidates will have a B.S. in Biology (or related field). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a letter of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references (including contact information) to Caroline Turner (, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Electronic copies are preferred. Application review will begin March 21st. Posted: 2/20/09.

University of Oregon: Posting: 9083. The Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology currently has an opening for a full time Research Assistant to work on a manipulative climate change research project. The U.S. Department of Energy funded project will investigate how predicted climate change will affect the distribution, abundance, and fitness of native prairie plants in the Pacific Northwest in an experimental framework. The experiment will employ cutting edge technology to heat and remotely monitor physical characteristics at each site. The position is available 6/15/2009, with annual renewals dependent on satisfactory performance. A Bachelor's degree and prior field work experience, including proficiency with electrical wiring, carpentry, etc. for setting up experimental infrastructure is required. A Master's degree, botanical knowledge of Pacific Northwest prairie species, and biogeochemistry training are preferred qualifications. The successful candidate must be able to work in a team atmosphere and be available for extensive travel to field sites from Southern Oregon to Central Washington. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting field and laboratory research under the direction of Principal Investigators Scott Bridgham and Bart Johnson. Please send letter of application and a current resume with names and contact information of three references to: CEEB Posting: 9083, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289. ( To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 6/1/09, but position will remain open until filled. Project Summary: A key biodiversity concern is how climate change will affect the distribution and abundance of plants that have already been strongly impacted by recent human activity such as the prairie grasslands of the Pacific Northwest. To address this, we are using a combination of a natural prairie gradient and experimental climatic treatments. We will experimentally increase temperature with overhead infrared heaters and increase precipitation during the rainy season in a full factorial design in three prairie sites along a 550-km gradient from southern Oregon to central Washington. We will plant native species that are currently range-limited at each site, and determine how changing climatic factors affect abundance, distribution, and fitness of these species. We will also determine how these climatic treatments will affect restored prairie communities using current restoration practices at each of these sites. Posted: 4/27/09.

University of Rhode Island: Full-time Research Assistant I position in community ecology. Salary $24-26K plus full benefits (health, retirement, etc.). Position is limited to 09-26-09 with extension contingent on funding. Basic Function: Perform field and laboratory research pertaining to various aspects of terrestrial community ecology in the laboratory of Evan Preisser. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in life sciences; at least one year of biological research experience that demonstrates familiarity with experimental design and the ability to identify logistical/technical problems that may arise; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to work both independently and in a team, and to direct the work of others; valid driver's license. Must be well-organized, self-motivated, and interested in all aspects of the research process. Must possess basic computer skills. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in ecology and/or entomology. Position involves occasional overnight trips to field sites, and it is possible that the technician may occasionally be asked to provide own transportation to field sites. This position would be an excellent fit for someone planning on graduate study in ecology & evolutionary biology, as there will be opportunities to gain experience in a number of research areas and the possibility of co-authoring papers. Other Duties: Assist in laboratory management by instructing and supervising research activities of undergraduate and graduate research assistants. Maintain laboratory Web site. Assist in preparation of grant proposals, articles, and grant progress reports as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Individual must be able to perform physically-demanding fieldwork in New England forests in inclement weather. Position involves hiking, occasional light-medium lifting (<30 lbs), and comfort with constructing and maintaining experimental cages, enclosures, etc. in the field. To Apply: Submit (no emails or faxes, please) a resume and cover letter postmarked by 09-12-08 to: Evan L. Preisser, Search Chair, (Req # 12239), University of Rhode Island, P.O. Box G, Kingston, RI 02881. Posted: 8/26/08.

University of South Carolina: full time grant-funded technician (Research Specialist I) to work on research projects on the North and South Carolina Coastal Plains. Time will be split between wetland field work and laboratory/data analysis. Field work will take place in both freshwater and brackish/salt marsh wetlands. Laboratory work will include chemical analysis of water and soil/sediment samples using standard analytical methods and equipment. Salary is $27,369 and offers full benefits of annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement. A complete description of the position can be found at (search for requisition # 001163) and applications must be submitted through this website. A cover letter and resume may be included, however, a list of three references is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. More information: Daniel L. Tufford, Ph.D. Posted: 1/29/09.

University of South Carolina: Wetland biogeochemistry technician. A multiple-year NSF-funded Research Specialist position is available at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory (Georgetown, SC) to examine the causes and effects of nutrient limitation on carbon cycling and storage in wetlands. In collaboration with scientists from the University of South Carolina, Duke University, and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the successful candidate will determine if and why wetland plant and microbial production are limited by the same or different nutrients and will address hypotheses that connect the nature of nutrient limitation with ecosystem-level carbon sequestration. The research will include measurements of carbon dioxide and methane gas fluxes, bacterial production, and soil/water chemistry in experimentally manipulated field plots at wetlands in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. The candidate must be able to commit to quarterly sampling campaigns that will involve travel lasting two weeks at a time. A M.S. degree in a relevant field or a B.S. degree plus two years of related experience is required. Experience in wetland science and/or biogeochemistry is desired, as is prior experience with gas flux techniques and radioisotopes. Funding is initially available for three years. This position includes full benefits, including annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement. A full description of the position and duties can be found at Applications must be submitted through the USC job website and must include a cover letter, vita/resume, and contact information for at least three references. Evaluation of applications will begin on 30 November 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. For specific questions about the position, please contact Scott Neubauer ( Posted: 11/20/08.

University of Tennessee: We seek a field and laboratory technician/manager (Research Coordinator I) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Responsibilities include: (1) Maintaining ongoing & establishing new field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments; (2) Collect data from field and laboratory experiments using routine methods, as well as develop new sampling techniques as appropriate; (3) Supervise undergraduate assistants, and coordinate student field and laboratory activities; (4) Data entry, preliminary analysis, and interpretation; (5) General laboratory coordination and maintenance, including ordering and organizing equipment and supplies and maintaining laboratory databases. Required qualifications: BA/BS (or higher) required with experience in lab and field ecology and/or laboratory coordination. Preferred qualifications and experience: laboratory and field ecosystem techniques, chemistry, molecular ecology, statistical analysis, lab management, field ecology. Salary depends on experience; includes health insurance. Ideal starting date: November 2008 – but is negotiable. Please apply online and send a resume or CV and a brief statement of interests and experience relevant to this position, and the names of references to: Aimee Classen ( Posted: 9/25/08.

University of Texas at Austin: The Bolnick lab in the Section of Integrative Biology at UT Austin, is seeking a highly motivated research associate to assist with a study of how macroparasites drive immune system evolution in a fish host. The research associate will be an employee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Starting Salary: $28-35k annually depending on qualifications, plus benefits. Start date: September 1, 2009. Duration: Renewable annually, with an expected duration of three years. Depending on performance, the Research Associate may have the option of extending for up to an additional three years (six years total). Responsibilities will include: Quantifying parasite incidence and identity in wild-caught fish specimens. DNA extraction, amplification, and sequencing/genotyping of hosts and parasites. Assisting in daily management of the laboratory, including purchasing, equipment maintenance, database management, and animal care. The technician will assist with periodic field work on Vancouver Island, Canada, to obtain specimens. Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in biology or equivalent field. A strong work ethic, an ability to work independently, and good organizational skills. Preferred qualifications: A Masters degree in an appropriate subfield of biology, including but not limited to evolution, ecology, immunology, parasitology, ichthyology, molecular genetics, or bioinformatics. Experience with parasite taxonomy, molecular genetics tools (DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, SNP arrays, expression arrays, or pyrosequencing), and/or database management and bioinformatics would be useful. To apply: Mail a letter of application with a description of past research experience and education (degree, institution, GPA, courses taken), a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Daniel Bolnick, Section of Integrative Biology, One University Station C0930, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712, USA. Alternatively, the application may also be sent as a single pdf file to: Posted: 4/27/09.

University of Texas at Austin: One Research Scientist Assistant position in marine ecology will be available starting January 15, 2009 at the Marine Science Institute. Duties will focus on assisting with field experiments, rearing of small crustaceans and maintenance of laboratory experiments, as well as helping with the setup of a new laboratory. The position will be based in Port Aransas, Texas - home of the Marine Science Institute. Port Aransas is a small island community on the Gulf of Mexico surrounded by incredible natural areas, including the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Laguna Madre system. This position is excellent for someone interested in acquiring more experience in field ecology before heading out to graduate school. Requirements: Bachelors degree with emphasis in ecology or marine biology. Candidates should be able to work in field conditions in high temperatures, and be comfortable underwater (we will not be doing SCUBA, just snorkeling). Must have good organizational and laboratory skills. Operation of small outboard boats is preferred but not required. Salary starts at $24k a year depending on qualifications; includes benefits. Position is available for one year and may continue contingent on performance. To apply or for more information, please log onto and choose recruiting #081014014222. Applicants should follow up by sending a CV, letter of interest, and three reference letters via email to: Pablo Munguia. Reviewing of applications will begin on November 10 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/20/08.

University of Virginia: Mountain Lake Biological Station seeks a full-time resident Facilities Caretaker to oversee all buildings and grounds operations and maintenance for 12-month full-service field station in beautiful and rural Giles County Virginia. MLBS supports research and teaching activities for 50-80 scientists, students and families living and working at this University of Virginia field research facility. MLBS is busiest in the summer, but is open year-round. It is located on a mountaintop (4,000ft) in southwest Virginia, just 30 minutes outside of the vibrant college town of Blacksburg. MLBS is proud of its friendly, supportive and personable atmosphere. An outgoing, enthusiastic, responsible, creative and independent caretaker will fit right in! The MLBS staff is a small team looking for enthusiasm and good ideas. Caretaker is responsible for, and oversees, all physical plant and grounds systems including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, potable water and wastewater systems, grounds and gravel road care, building maintenance and repair for a wide range of rustic and modern residential and lab building construction. Caretaker is a member of, and reports to, Department of Facilities Management on Charlottesville campus of UVA (3hrs from the station). Caretaker also works closely with Department of Biology station administrative office, station Director, Associate Director, and Manager. Benefits include private house on-site with all basic utilities (heat, electric, water, business telephone and fax lines, wireless Internet access) and other full-time staff benefits as defined by UVA. Pay rate set by UVA and dependent on skills and experience. Please visit for official job posting, position details, and application procedure. Click on "Search Postings" in upper left and search for Posting Number 0603330. Please call or email us anytime for more information. We'd be more than happy to talk about the position with you! Butch Brodie, Director (, Eric Nagy, Associate Director (, 434-982-5486. Posted: 3/19/09.

University of Waterloo: A research technician is required from May 2009 for one year to study the effect of plant morphology on insect pest dynamics. Location: Waterloo, ON. The responsibilities of the technician will include maintaining insect colonies and plant populations, assisting with behaviour experiments and greenhouse experiments, and processing digital photo and video data. Minimum qualifications include a BSc in ecology or other field relevant to the project. Desired additional qualifications include: experience with digital photography, video editing and image processing To Apply: Send via e-mail (as pdf attachments): a CV and the names of 3 references with their mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses to Kim Cuddington ( Applications due April 10, 2009. Posted: 7/31/08, revised: 3/18/09.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Forest Landscape Ecology Lab (Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology) is seeking a Field Manager/Lead Technician for an ongoing long-term, large-scale, field experiment located in Northern Wisconsin. The Flambeau Experiment is a collaborative forest ecosystem study evaluating how coarse woody debris and canopy gaps influence the long-term productivity, biodiversity and carbon and nutrient cycling of the northern hardwoods forest. The study site is in the beautiful Flambeau River State Forest in Rusk Co., WI, along the Flambeau River. Canoeing, fishing, and wildlife watching opportunities abound. The Field Manager will participate in and oversee diverse field sampling and monitoring of the vegetation, soil, woody debris, and microclimate throughout a 7 month field season. Responsibilities include: coordinating field season logistics, training and supervising staff, organizing daily field tasks, and equipment maintenance and repair. This position is based at the field site in Rusk Co. (4 hrs NW of Madison) from Apr-Nov and during the winter months, will be based in Madison assisting with processing soil and plant samples and data entry. Preferred qualifications include: 1) graduate degree in ecology, soil science, biogeochemistry, forestry or a related discipline; 2) personnel management skills and experience preferably as a field crew leader; 3) excellent communication, planning, and people skills; and 4) ability to live and work with the field crew in a rural/remote setting. Experience with the use of Li-Cor gas analyzers and Campbell dataloggers and knowledge of northern hardwoods flora are beneficial, but not required. We seek candidates that are organized, detail-oriented, take initiative, and work well independently. Excellent people skills and ability to enjoy rigorous work outdoors with enthusiasm are important. Full benefits are included. Housing will be provided near the Flambeau River State Forest during the field season. The incumbent will be responsible for their own lodging when in Madison. This is a full-time position with an initial six-month period of evaluation. The position is expected to be renewed on an annual basis dependent on funding. To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Jodi Forrester, Posted: 1/13/09.

University of Wyoming: The Ogle Lab has openings for a postdoctoral scientist, a research associate/technician, and a PhD student to be a part of a project team that is developing and testing a scaling framework for understanding forest diversity and productivity. The project involves three main components organized around the following questions. How do plant traits related to tree form and function vary between species, and how do evolutionary versus environmental drivers affect trait variability? Is a species-specific representation of form and function necessary to describe community and ecosystem properties? How do we develop a general scaling framework for predicting large-scale forest dynamics that includes species-specific trait variability and key physiological mechanisms? Data-model integration methods will be developed and applied to address these questions, including: (i) dynamic process models that link tree form and function; (ii) Bayesian meta-analysis tools for analyzing literature data on species-specific traits that incorporate phylogenetic information; and (iii) rigorous statistical and computational methods for informing the process model with large and disparate data sources. The project PIs are Drs. Kiona Ogle (Botany & Statistics) and Jarrett Barber (Statistics). For the research associate position: Duties include a combination or all of the following: (1) expanding the literature database, including mining of information from the literature, data entry, and database management (user interfaces, QA/QC, querying, etc.), (2) managing the inventory and tree-ring databases, (3) writing and testing computer code for fitting the data to models that involves implementation of Bayesian MCMC routines, (4) systems administration of a small Mac/PC computer lab, and (5) various duties related to project management. Qualifications: (1) a Masters or equivalent experience, with expertise in one or more of the following or related areas: ecology, ecological modeling, statistics, or informatics; (2) sufficient background in statistics; (3) proficient programming skills, (4) experience working with large databases, particularly MS Access; (5) background in forest ecology or plant physiological ecology, or ability and desire to develop proficiency in these areas; and (6) good written and verbal communication and collaborative skills. Application materials: (1) cover letter stating research interests, why this position is of interest, and relevant qualifications and experience, (2) CV, and (3) names and contact information of three references. Send via email a PDF copy of the application materials to Dr. Kiona Ogle ( Please submit applications by May 1, 2009. Pending final approval of funding, the preferred start date is before July 1, 2009. For more information, contact Dr. Ogle via email. Posted: 3/6/09.

University of Wyoming: The UW Stable Isotope Facility (UWSIF) invites applications for a permanent, full-time laboratory technician. The UWSIF is a core research laboratory on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, Wyoming. The facility has four gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometers with automated preparation systems, a laser spectroscopy isotope analyzer for liquid water samples and a support laboratory with vacuum extraction lines, gas flushing lines, sample weighing and grinding facilities, and standard wet and dry lab supplies and equipment. Primary responsibilities include (1) operation and maintenance of analytical instruments and attached peripherals; (2) preparation of samples for stable isotope analysis; (3) maintenance and repair of vacuum extraction lines, vacuum pumps, air and gas delivery systems; (4) purchase and inventory of daily lab supplies and spare parts; (5) training and oversight of part-time technicians for routine lab duties; and (6) oversight of lab safety. This is a full-time state funded position with health and retirement benefits. Applicants should have at minimum a bachelor's degree and experience with stable isotope measurements and/or analytical instrumentation. For additional details see the full job ad. Questions should be directed to Dr. Shikha Sharma (e-mail:; phone: 307-766-5021). Closing Date: 11/24/2008. Posted: 11/19/08.

University of Wyoming: The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center is seeking qualified candidates for a Remote Sensing Analyst. The successful applicant will be classed as a benefited Assistant Academic Professional Research Scientist. See the University of Wyoming Human Resources Department and look for position #4606 Assistant Research Scientist under Academic Job Opportunities. This is a temporary, at-will, position with anticipated support of at least one year. Deadline: November 1, 2008. Posted: 10/28/08.

Walama Restoration Project: WRP is a non profit founded in 2001, and dedicated to environmental stewardship and biological diversity through education and habitat restoration.We are seeking an Executive Director to be the lead staff person in tracking and implementing educational programs, leading fundraising activities, building organization capacity, and managing organizational finances and administration under the direction of our Board. The ED will work collaboratively with WRP’s Operations Director and will provide organizational support and leadership to WRP’s staff. Finally, the ED will publicly promote WRP and provide outreach to funders, volunteers, program partners, the general public, and other community groups. Minimum Qualifications: • Experience in non profit management or administration (minimum three years experience preferred) • Strong grant writing and fundraising development abilities with proven track record • Experience coordinating or leading environmental education programs for K-12 students and the general public • Excellent leadership, networking, and communication skills • Experience facilitating and managing groups of people • Demonstrated aptitude in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, as well as other media software such as Publisher, In Design, and Photoshop (webpage design is helpful). Desired Qualifications: • Experience with non profit budget management • Experience designing and developing fundraising activities • Excellent at planning, implementing, and coordinating a variety of projects simultaneously. • Working knowledge of the flora and ecosystems within the Willamette Valley and its foothills • Experience and familiarity with the various approaches to land restoration in the Willamette Valley. Read the full job announcement to find out how to apply. Deadline: 5/8/09. Posted: 4/22/09.

Washington State University: Research Assistant in Plant Evolutionary Genetics needed to conduct experiments in the Busch laboratory. The Busch laboratory conducts experiments in plant evolutionary genetics, with a particular emphasis on the evolution of mating systems and their genetic consequences. Experiments are currently focusing on species of Leavenworthia, a genus of mustards that are endemic to the southeastern United States. An independent and highly motivated individual is being sought to conduct research in the following two areas: 1) an examination of genetic incompatibilities contributing to the incipient speciation process among populations of a self-fertilizing species; and 2) PCR amplification of microsatellite loci to study the effects of mating system on population structure in several Leavenworthia species. Field trips to collect natural material may also be required, so the candidate should be comfortable collecting plant material in the field. The ideal candidate will have recently graduated from University with a B.A. or B.S. in biology, in addition to having experience conducting independent research in a laboratory. Experience with molecular techniques (PCR, electrophoresis, cloning, etc.) is an asset but not a requirement for employment. Responsibilities of the position include maintenance and oversight of the laboratory (25%), growth of plant material, experimental crosses, and measurement of plant traits in a greenhouse (35%), in addition to PCR amplification and analysis of polymorphic DNA (40%). Interested individuals should submit a one-page letter outlining why the position is being sought to Jeremiah Busch at Applicants must also provide the email addresses and phone numbers of three references in their letter. The position is to be filled for one year, although employment for a second year may be offered upon satisfactory performance. Applications will be accepted and screened until September 1st, 2008. The starting salary is $25k, negotiable based upon prior experience. The position is expected to start on January 5th, 2009. Posted: 8/5/08.

Washington University: A research technician position is available with a landscape ecology experiment involving the restoration of longleaf pine forest understory plant communities, coupled with experimental manipulations of surrounding matrix characteristics (e.g., tree density, fire frequency) to understand how management affects the spread of restored communities at large spatial scales. This project will be conducted at the Savannah River Site, near Aiken, SC, in collaboration with John Orrock, Ellen Damschen, Lars Brudvig, and Karen Mabry of Washington University in St. Louis and the USDA Forest Service-Savannah River. The successful candidate will assist in all facets of this research, with job duties including GIS analyses, vegetation, soil, and small mammal surveys, and conducting experiments to evaluate the spatial dynamics of plant-animal interactions (e.g. seed predation, seed dispersal) within the experimental landscapes. The preferred start date is June 2009. Salary of $25-30k per year plus benefits is available for two years (second year of funding contingent upon favorable one year evaluation). The technician will live near the Savannah River Site in SC. Successful candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, or a related discipline (Master’s degree preferred) and must be able to endure hot and humid conditions and long hours in the field. Previous field research experience and the desire to quickly learn the longleaf pine forest flora are mandatory. Candidates already possessing these botanical skills or qualification for the other job duties listed above will be especially favorably received. Because the Savannah River Site is a highly secure area run by the U.S. Department of Energy, non-United States citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there. The deadline for this postion has been extended; however, review of applicants will begin shortly and interested individuals should apply ASAP. To apply, please email a CV and cover letter describing past experience, why you are a strong candidate for this position, dates of availability, and contact information with email addresses for three references to Lars Brudvig: Posted: 4/30/09.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wildlife: Nongame GIS Technician. Salary: $15.54 Per Hour. Location: Lander. Duties: Responsible for assisting the Nongame Program with a wide range of GIS needs for terrestrial birds and mammals. Responsibilities may include but are limited to: creating distribution and habitat maps for species, creating and updating new and existing shapefiles, photo interpretation, developing habitat/species models, fulfilling data requests, and spatial modeling for habitat and species. Other job duties and responsibilities include: supporting GPS field efforts, maintaining GIS library, and performing other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to an associate's degree in geography, planning and GIS certificates or two years of directly relevant experience with ESRI, ArcGIS and geoprocessing tools. The individual must be an organized, motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude and capable of working both independently and as part of a team. Candidate must be proficient in the ESRI suite of ArcGIS software and geoprocessing tools. This position requires skills in application development, spatial analysis, database development, and handheld data collection. Must have a valid driver's license. Duration Of Employment: May 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 (Funding may be available thru June 30, 2011). Preference: Will be given to those who submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references, mailed to Wyoming Game and Fish Dept., 260 Buena Vista, Lander, WY 82520 Attn: Martin Grenier,in addition to submitting the above state application. Will be given to applicants that have prior experience with ESRI ArcGIS 9.x and spatial modeling. More info and online application. Posted: 4/3/09.

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