positions lasting 1 year or more, mostly with benefits
titles marked (MS) require a master's degree, not necessarily an MS
|Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde||Research Technician in Vegetable Stress Physiology||6/1/14||5/9/14|
|University of Notre Dame||Research Technician in Animal Behavior||4/16/14|
|University of Kansas||Research Asst, Metagenomic Microbial Community Analysis||3/21/14||3/7/14|
|University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center||Research Fellow (MS)||2/28/14||1/28/14|
|LI-COR Biosciences||Applications Analyst (MS)||2/21/14|
|Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission||Biological Scientist II, Upland Habitat Research and Monitoring||6/16/14||5/27/14|
|University of Alabama||Research Associate in Soil Diffusivity (MS)||6/15/14||5/9/14|
|University of Massachusetts Amherst||Research Fellow, NE Climate Science Center||6/13/14||6/6/14|
|Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium||Research Technician in Coastal Wetland Biogeochemistry||6/10/14|
|University of Connecticut||Research technician in aquatic ecology||6/9/14|
|University of Texas Marine Science Institute||Biologging Data Analyst||6/6/14|
|Harvard University||Landscape Ecology Research Assistant||6/6/14|
|Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde||Research Technician in Vegetable Stress Physiology||6/1/14||5/9/14|
|Illinois Natural History Survey||Assistant Large River Ecologist (MS)||5/30/14||5/23/14|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Wildlife Ecologist||5/23/14|
|University of Montana||Botany Program Manager, Montana Natural Heritage Program (MS)||5/15/14||4/16/14|
|Smithsonian Institution||Laboratory Tech, DNA analyses, African mammals and their pathogens||5/10/14||4/24/14|
|Duke University||Forest Operations Manager (MS)||5/9/14||4/29/14|
|MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center||Research Asst in Agro-ecosystem/Wetland Ecology||5/9/14||4/16/14|
|University of Pittsburgh||Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab Manager (MS)||5/7/14|
|Michigan State University||Forest Health in the Great Lakes Region||5/7/14|
|Colorado State University||Research Technician in Soil Microbiology||5/7/14|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Restoration Ecologist Project Manager||5/7/14|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Solar Energy Bird and Bat Field Biologists||5/7/14|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Field Biologist and Detection Dog Handler||5/7/14|
|Brown University||Research tech, remote sensing and species/ecosystem responses to climate change||5/2/14|
|Ecology Project International||Belize program manager||5/2/14||4/16/14|
|Smith College||Biology Lab Instructor – Biodiversity, Ecology, Conservation, and Physiological Zoology||5/1/14||4/24/14|
|Oberlin College||Sustainable Energy Technology Research Fellow||4/30/14|
|Operation Wallacea||Biodiversity Research Presenter (MS)||4/30/14||4/18/14|
|Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage||Natural Areas Steward, southwestern Virginia||4/30/14||4/11/14|
|Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage||Longleaf Pine Restoration Specialist||4/30/14||4/10/14|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Herbarium Collection Manager (MS)||4/30/14||4/2/14|
|The Organic Center||Science Project Specialist (MS)||4/29/14|
|Putah Creek Council||Executive Director||4/23/14|
|Harvard University||Lab technician, Arnold Arboretum||4/18/14|
|The Nature Conservancy||Restoration Manager, Ventura, California||4/18/14||4/2/14|
|University of California Cooperative Extension||Rangeland Restoration Academic Coordinator I (MS)||4/18/14||3/20/14|
|Trinity University||Research Technician in lizard behavioral evolution||4/16/14|
|University of Notre Dame||Research Technician in Animal Behavior||4/16/14|
|Brown University||Research technician in ecological remote sensing||4/15/14||4/10/14|
|University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center||Senior Agricultural Technician/Wildlife Research Assistant||4/11/14|
|Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)||Research engineer in scientific instrumentation||4/10/14|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Ecological Classification System Coordinator (MS)||4/8/14||4/3/14|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Technicians, Utah and Arizona (multiple positions)||4/4/14|
|US Army ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory||Soil Microbiology||4/4/14||3/26/14|
|Idaho State University||Research Specialist, Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory||4/3/14|
|University of Texas at Austin||Field and Lab Tech, biology and ecology of tawny crazy ants||4/2/14|
|University of Michigan||Research Tech, Great Lakes harmful algal bloom cyanobacteria-microbe-virus interactions||4/2/14|
|University of Minnesota||Research Fellow in Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture (MS)||4/1/14||3/20/14|
|Michigan State University||Research Assistant: Forest Restoration Ecology||4/1/14||3/6/14|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant II - salt marsh ecosystems||4/1/14||2/24/14|
|University of Nebraska at Omaha||Research Assistant - effects of land use on bird populations||3/28/14|
|United States Bureau of Land Management||Botanist, Taos, NM||3/28/14||3/7/14|
|New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission||Environmental Analyst (MS)||3/28/14||2/21/14|
|Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Pecos||Algal biofuel technician||3/26/14|
|University of New Mexico||Research Scientist, Stable Isotopes||3/26/14||3/13/14|
|Alaska Department of Fish and Game||Biometrician, wildlife||3/24/14||3/6/14|
|University of Kansas||Research Asst, Metagenomic Microbial Community Analysis||3/21/14||3/7/14|
|Lincoln Park Zoo||Research Technician, Urban Wildlife||3/21/14||3/6/14|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Solar Energy Bird and Bat Field Biologists||3/20/14|
|University of Nevada||Rangeland Ecologist||3/19/14||2/21/14|
|Washington University||Field technician: Invasive Plant Ecology||3/15/14||3/6/14|
|Minnesota Pollution Control Agency||Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Biologist||3/14/14||3/6/14|
|University of Michigan||Research Technician: Ecological Genomics of Environmental Microbes||3/13/14|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Lead Research Technician: Plant diversity dynamics, South Carolina (MS)||3/10/14||3/6/14|
|World Wildlife Fund||Public Lands Energy Fellow, Montana||3/10/14||2/17/14|
|University of California Merced||Technician, plant ecology & evolution||3/10/14||1/23/14|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Operations Manager – Manhattan, KS||3/6/14|
|University of Missouri||Research Specialist, AmeriFlux eddy covariance flux tower site||3/6/14||3/5/14|
|Rice University||Research Assistant, Aquatic/Community Ecology||3/5/14|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Field Biologist and Detection Dog Handler||3/5/14|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||University of Wisconsin-Madison, Limnology||3/4/14||2/7/14|
|University of Notre Dame||Technician, disease ecology and behavior||3/1/14||2/14/14|
|Dauphin Island Sea Lab||Lab technician in benthic ecology and invertebrate biomechanics||3/1/14||2/6/14|
|Idaho State University||Research Database Analyst||2/28/14|
|University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center||Research Fellow (MS)||2/28/14||1/28/14|
|Environmental Resources Management, Inc.||Water Quality Modeler (MS)||2/26/14|
|Stanford University||GIS Programmer Analyst||2/24/14||2/17/14|
|LI-COR Biosciences||Applications Analyst (MS)||2/21/14|
|US Environmental Protection Agency||Intern, Geospatial Tools and Models to Analyze Impacts of Global Change Scenarios (MS)||2/19/14|
|Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium||Research Assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry||2/18/14|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Greenhouse Manager||2/18/14||2/5/14|
|WRA, Inc.||Fisheries Biologist/ Ecologist||2/18/14||1/30/14|
|University of California Riverside||Assistant Director, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve||2/17/14|
|Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition||Wildlife Biologist||2/17/14|
|University of California Berkeley||Assistant Specialist, Fire Science||2/17/14||2/4/14|
|Clemson University||Research Technician, coastal ecosystem studies||2/15/14||1/22/14|
|Denver Botanic Gardens||Database Associate||2/12/14|
|Maryland Department of Natural Resources||Research Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve||2/11/14|
|USGS Virginia Water Science Center||Water resources environmental scientist/engineer (MS)||2/11/14|
|Macquarie University (Australia)||Research Scientist, Plant Molecular Ecology||2/9/14||1/30/14|
|Houston Advanced Research Center||Research Assistant position in hydrology and wetlands||2/4/14|
|University of Georgia Marine Institute||Field Research Technician||2/3/14||1/17/14|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory||Quantitative Ecologist (MS)||1/30/14|
|Washington State Dept of Natural Resources||GIS Analyst/Developer||1/30/14||1/15/14|
|Washington State Dept of Natural Resources||Forest Inventory Specialist||1/29/14||1/15/14|
|H. T. Harvey & Associates||Wildlife Field Biologist||1/28/14|
|National Isotope Centre (New Zealand)||Senior Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Technician||1/26/14||1/17/14|
|World Wildlife Fund (Democratic Republic of Congo)||Manager and Scientific Assistant for Bonobo Conservation Project||1/18/14||1/2/14|
|University of Notre Dame||Ecology Research Tech||1/17/14||1/7/14|
|Wichita State University||Field Station Manager (MS)||1/14/14|
|Colorado State University||Research Associate, Conservation Biology – Birds and Mammals||1/13/14||1/2/14|
|University of Melbourne (Australia)||Research Assistant, Palaeoecology||1/12/14||12/19/13|
|University of North Carolina at Asheville||Lab Manager/Instructor in Biology (MS)||1/5/14||11/21/13|
|Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde||Research Technician in Agronomy / Crop Physiology||1/2/14||12/11/13|
|Hurricane Island Foundation||Science and Research Coordinator||12/31/13||12/27/13|
|University of Michigan||Lab Manager - Freshwater Ecology||12/23/13||12/3/13|
|Society for Ecological Restoration||Managing Editor, Restoration Ecology||12/20/13|
|University of Southampton (UK)||Organic Geochemistry Technician||12/20/13||11/20/13|
|Purdue University||Aquatic Ecology Specialist (MS)||12/17/13||11/26/13|
|Northern Arizona University||Coordinator, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (MS)||12/16/13|
|University of Florida||Biological Scientist: Conservation Genetics||12/16/13|
|Miami University||Lab manager, Aquatic and Watershed Sciences||12/15/13||12/11/13|
|Samish Indian Nation||Natural Resource Technician/Outreach Coordinator||12/11/13|
|US Geological Survey||Wetland Biogeochemistry Research Technician||12/11/13||12/3/13|
|San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory||Waterbird Field Biologist||12/6/13||11/19/13|
|Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage||Environmental Specialist I, Shenandoah Valley||12/6/13||11/15/13|
|Duke University||Remote sensing Research Technician||12/5/13|
|USGS Southwest Biological Science Center||Plant Ecologist||11/30/13||11/11/13|
|Washington Native Plant Society||Administrator||11/30/13||11/6/13|
|Washington State Dept of Natural Resources||Aquatic Reserves Program Specialist (MS)||11/30/13||8/19/13|
|Northwest Indian College||Ecologist/Associate Director Salish Sea Research Center (MS)||11/29/13||11/13/13|
|US Environmental Protection Agency||Fellowship - hydrologic and water quality sensitivity to climate and land use change (MS)||11/26/13|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa||Lab Manager, Fungal Ecology||11/25/13||11/11/13|
|University of Tennessee||Manager of Stable Isotope Laboratory||11/25/13||10/28/13|
|Ohio State University||GIS Research Assistant in Aquatic Conservation Ecology||11/15/13||11/5/13|
|WRA, Inc.||Wildlife Ecologist, Denver||11/8/13||10/18/13|
|The Nature Conservancy||Spatial Analyst, Washington||11/8/13||10/17/13|
|Cherokee Nation Government Solutions||Marine Invertebrate Technician||11/7/13|
|Catalina Island Conservancy||Senior Plant Ecologist (MS)||11/5/13|
|University of Michigan||Lab Tech, Plant Evolution/Ecological Genetics||11/5/13||11/4/13|
|Duke University||Senior program coordinator, Dryad Digital Repository||11/4/13||10/29/13|
|Temple University||Research Technician, Plant Evolutionary Ecology||11/1/13|
|University of Vermont||Watershed Science Optical Sensor Technician||10/23/13|
|Iowa State University||Research associate, microbial ecology of terrestrial C-N cycling||10/21/13|
|Texas A&M University||Texas Sea Grant Extension Program Leader||10/21/13|
|American Geophysical Union||Public Affairs Specialist||10/21/13|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Operations Manager - Dallas-Fort Worth||10/18/13|
|St. Edward's University||Natural Resources Manager and Coordinator of Education and Research (MS)||10/17/13|
|Washington State Dept of Natural Resources||GIS Web Mapping Steward||10/11/13|
|Lincoln Park Zoo||Population Viability Analyst||10/9/13|
|University of Maine||Research Data Manager||10/9/13|
|The Xerces Society||Central Region Pollinator Conservation Specialist||10/7/13||9/19/13|
|West Virginia University||Conservation Planner||10/4/13|
|University of California Davis||Research assistant, urban ecology||10/4/13|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Associate Scientist (MS)||10/2/13|
|University of Colorado||Vertebrate Zoology Collections Manager, Museum of Natural History||9/30/13||7/25/13|
|University of Oregon||Research Assts, nematode model systems||9/25/13||9/13/13|
|Sierra Forest Legacy||Wildlife Ecologist||9/23/13||9/10/13|
|The Xerces Society||Pesticide Program Specialist||9/20/13||9/11/13|
|University of California Davis||Arboretum & Public Garden Nursery Manager||9/20/13||9/11/13|
|Wild Rockies Field Institute||Executive Director||9/20/13||8/23/13|
|Rutgers University||Lab tech in population genomics||9/18/13||9/10/13|
|University of Florida||Field tech, beach mouse demographics and behavior||9/16/13|
|Purdue University||Research Technician: Fish and Aquatic Ecology||9/16/13||8/19/13|
|Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation||Sea Turtle Program Coordinator||9/11/13||8/22/13|
|The Nature Conservancy||Field Biologist, Texas||9/10/13||8/28/13|
|Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars||Program Assistants, Environmental Change and Security Program and Global Health Initiative||9/6/13||8/29/13|
|University of South Florida||Technician, Ecology||9/2/13||7/29/13|
|University of Utah||Instrument Technician (Research Analyst)||9/1/13||7/29/13|
|American Bird Conservancy||Wind Campaign Coordinator||8/22/13||8/8/13|
|Arizona Game and Fish Department||Wildlife Specialist III (Research Biologist)||8/21/13||8/1/13|
|Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)||Research Tech and Research Computing Tech, ant biodiversity||8/20/13|
|University of South Carolina||Lab tech, plant ecology||8/16/13||8/5/13|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Technician II||8/15/13|
|University of Hawai‘i at Hilo||SapFlow & Climate Station Technician||8/14/13||8/9/13|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Bioinformatics Research Specialist||8/12/13||8/5/13|
|Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald (Austria)||Agroforestry/Forest Genetics in Burkina Faso||8/7/13|
|Cherokee Services Group||Biologist I, Brown Treesnake on Guam||8/6/13|
|American Museum of Natural History||Conservation Biology Educator (MS)||8/5/13|
|University of Wyoming||Ecological Programmer||8/27/13|
|University of Arkansas at Monticello||Natural Resources Technician||8/1/13||7/22/13|
|Chapman University||Research technician in plant ecology||7/31/13||7/17/13|
|University of Exeter, Cornwall (UK)||Senior Technician/Lab Manager, Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry||7/30/13||7/25/13|
|Boston University||Research Assistant, Urban Ecology||7/25/13|
|University of Texas at Austin||Lab technician, Microbial Ecology/Switchgrass||7/20/13||7/17/13|
|Ohio State University||Research Tech - Urban Vacant Land Green Infrastructure||7/17/13|
|Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (France)||Research Tech/Engineer, GIS programming (MS)||7/17/13|
|US Environmental Protection Agency||Spatial Data & Modeling||7/16/13||7/1/13|
|Kent State University||Research Technician: Biogeochemistry/Ecosystem Ecology||7/15/13||7/8/13|
|Purdue University||Woodlands Properties Manager||7/8/13|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Operations Manager - Ozarks Complex||7/8/13|
|Kansas State University||Assistant Conservation Forester||7/8/13||7/1/13|
Alaska Department of Fish and Game: The Division of Wildlife Conservation, is recruiting for a Biometrician II position located in Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska. The application period closes March 24th, 2014. This position works closely with regional and area-based management or research issues and offers a rare opportunity to provide biometric support to a diverse array of wildlife projects conducted in very beautiful and remote areas in northern Alaska. Prominent wildlife populations in the area include the largest muskox population in Alaska, the largest caribou herd in North America, as well as Dall sheep, moose, wolves, and three species of bears. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in wildlife field work with a variety of game species managed by Region V staff. Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree from an accredited college in biometrics, statistics, or one of the biological sciences including or supplemented by 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of graduate level statistics and/or biometrics. AND One year of experience practicing as a biometrician at the first working level. With the State of Alaska, this experience is equivalent to a Biometrician I. Substitution: Any combination of two years of additional qualifying graduate study and professional experience in a position where primary responsibility is statistical analysis and design related to fish or game resource management or research will substitute for the required one year of biometrics experience. Graduate level statistics and/or biometrics classes usually have course numbers of 500 or higher. To apply and for more info see: Biometrician II (PCN 11-1739) Contact: Steve Machida, Regional Supervisor, Phone 907-267-2421, Fax 907-267-2433, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Lincoln Parrett, Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation, 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701, (907) 459 - 7366. Posted: 3/6/14.
American Bird Conservancy: looking for a high-energy individual who is able to work effectively in partnership to address the impacts of wind development on birds. The Wind Campaign Coordinator will develop and coordinate ABC's work to minimize the impact to birds caused by the development of wind power. The Coordinator will work closely with other ABC program staff and with supervision from Vice President for Conservation Advocacy. Using communication, advocacy and (if necessary) legal tools, the work will focus on establishing mandatory regulations to protect birds at wind farms; addressing the most poorly sited wind projects; and engaging with conservation plans and regulatory processes to protect endangered species, eagles, and other birds. The position requires excellent communication and project management experience, organizational and writing skills, and a broad knowledge of ABC's mission, objectives, and programs. For details, see the full job ad. Deadline: August 22, 2013. Posted: 8/8/13.
American Geophysical Union: has an immediate need for a Public Affairs Specialist. Below are the job details. Are you a public affairs professional with an interest in advancing Earth sciences to ensure our future? Do you enjoy engaging in public policy? We are currently seeking a Public Affairs Coordinator that enjoys the fast-paced environment of Capitol Hill, managing priorities and rapid turnaround on projects. Why join us? AGU is working to be the best place on Earth to work. Our mission is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. We offer extensive benefits packages for full-time employees. We're looking for smart, forward-thinking problem solvers to join our class team of people and members who are passionate about what they do. We're searching for your creativity to provide and help us reach our strategic goal of engaging members, shaping policy, and informing society about the excitement of Earth and space science and its role in developing solutions for the sustainability of the planet. In this role, you'll help implement AGU's congressional and legislative affairs program and increase effectiveness and recognition of our organization among decision makers as an authoritative source of integrated, interdisciplinary Earth and space information. The ideal candidate must be able to write science policy communications for the AGU membership, establish relationships between our members and congressional offices by coordinating visits to Capitol Hill and organizing congressional briefings and other programs and events. You will attend congressional hearings, develop content for our website and social media outlets and coordinate AGU member grassroots communication efforts. You will serve as a right hand to the Public Affairs Manager with general outreach and public affairs business, participating in strategy and planning activities with other scientific societies. Our selected candidate is one who possesses a BA/BS in Earth or space sciences with strong communication skills, understanding of the public policy process, and one to three years of relevant experience. MA/MS in Earth or space sciences is a plus. To apply, please visit http://sites.agu.org/jobs/, select 'View Current Opportunities', and upload cover letter and resume. Posted: 10/21/13.
American Museum of Natural History: Conservation Biology Educator - a unique opportunity for someone who is interested in both urban biodiversity conservation and educating youth. The Instructor will work with the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) to develop and teach after-school and summer courses for students and prepare them for research mentorships with conservation scientists. The instructor will also work to strengthen and support the biodiversity conservation strand of programming in AMNH's out-of-school time K-12 programming, including, but not limited to, elementary school camps, middle school institutes and high school courses. This is a term position, which will be extended pending employee good standing and renewed funding. Responsibilities: - Design and teach high-school level after school courses in biodiversity conservation topics throughout the academic year, including courses that are co-taught with scientists and those that are not. - Co-design and co-teach a one-week-long Summer Field Institute for SRMP students - Teach summer lab skills and journal club courses - Consult with youth program managers and educators to provide rigorous conservation biology content and revise existing curriculum throughout AMNH programs - Assist with other youth programming as necessary - Conduct administrative tasks as necessary. See the full job ad to apply. Alix Cotumaccio (email@example.com). Posted: 8/5/13.
Arizona Game and Fish Department: Wildlife Specialist III “Research Biologist" Salary $40-$71k. Under minimal supervision, this position will supervise, coordinate and mentor staff of wildlife specialists and technicians engaged in complex wildlife studies across the state of Arizona. Requirements: The candidate will have knowledge of/in: fundamental principles of plant and animal ecology, as well as their identifying characteristics, preferably in the southwestern US; advanced wildlife and habitat research techniques; wildlife management and conservation; critical thinking; employee supervision (including mentoring, evaluation, and discipline); budget planning and management; resource allocation; state and federal wildlife and environmental laws and regulations; preparation of successful funding proposals, interpersonal communication, and verbal and written communication. The ideal candidate will have knowledge/skill in: the development of study plans, project planning and management, and scientific methods including advanced methods of analysis (e.g., statistical, spatial, multivariate, and quantitative). The ideal candidate will have experience in wildlife capture and handling, and will have the ability to work independently and have survival skills necessary to work or camp in adverse, remote locations for extended periods.The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field. An advanced degree is preferred. The preferred candidate will have at least three years of experience in wildlife research/management. A graduate degree in a wildlife science may substitute for one year of the required experience. To apply click azstatejobs.gov click search for jobs and select Game and Fish from the agency dropdown (Announcement #4226). For specific questions about this position, please contact Larisa Harding (firstname.lastname@example.org). Closing Date: 8/21/2013. Posted: 8/1/13.
Boston University: Research Assistant, Urban Ecology. We seek a motivated, creative, and focused problem-solver to join interdisciplinary projects relating to urbanization, conservation, ecology, biogeochemistry, and remote sensing. The researcher will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, scientific publications, and must be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the relevant environmental or social fields; a master’s degree is preferred. Desirable skills include experience with ARC-GIS software, multivariate statistical analysis (particularly using R software), interview and survey research, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, and/or image processing. The position will involve travel around Massachusetts so a driver’s license is required. Please direct all inquiries and send application materials to Lucy Hutyra (email@example.com). As part of your application, include a short statement of professional and research interests (1 page maximum), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three qualified references. Posted: 7/25/13.
Brown University: Applications are invited for a research technician who will use satellite imagery to test hypotheses about species and ecosystem responses to global changes in climate. We seek an independent and motivated junior scientist to (1) characterize the altitudinal and elevational range limits of species and ecosystems and (2) test hypotheses to explain shifts in these limits over the past several decades. A bachelor’s degree in biogeography, ecology, environmental science, geography, or a closely related discipline is required. The position requires strong quantitative or computational skills. Although previous experience with remote sensing and geographic information systems is desirable, we are most interested in hiring someone with strong interests in ecology or biogeography – ideally someone who is interested in gaining more research experience before attending graduate school. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on availability of funds. The position is based in the research labs of Jim Kellner and Dov Sax at Brown University, in Providence, RI. The Brown community is a vibrant group of diverse scholars, and there will be opportunities for the successful applicant to participate in other activities in the department. Providence is 50 miles from Boston, MA, and supports a community of independent artists and restaurants, and abundant outdoor activities. How to apply: (1) submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position and long-term career goals; (2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; (3) names and contact information (email address, phone number) for three professional references. Email your application as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org with “research technician” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on 4/30/2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is negotiable. The rate of pay is competitive, and the position includes full health benefits. Questions may be sent to Jim Kellner at email@example.com with the words “research technician” in the subject line. Posted: 5/2/14.
Brown University: Applications are invited for a research technician with expertise in land remote sensing or a closely related field. The successful applicant will join a collaborative group to address questions about the elevational and altitudinal range limits of species and ecosystems. We seek an independent and motivated junior scientist to (1) characterize the altitudinal and elevational range limits of species and ecosystems and (2) test hypotheses to explain these limits using the Landsat record. Required qualifications/skills: A bachelor’s degree in biogeography, ecology, environmental science, geography, quantitative ecology, or a closely related discipline is required. The position requires strong computational skills and proficiency with remote sensing and geographic information systems. Proficiency in R, ENVI and IDL and experience handling large datasets is desired. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on availability of funds. Desired qualifications/skills: A master’s degree in biogeography, ecology, environmental science, geography, quantitative ecology, or a closely related discipline. Competence with IDL and image processing of large, remote sensing data sets. The position is based in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown, in Providence, RI. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. James R. Kellner and Dr. Dov F. Sax. The Brown community is a vibrant group of diverse scholars, and there will be opportunities for the successful applicant to participate in other activities in the department. Providence is 50 miles from Boston, MA, and supports a community of independent artists and restaurants, and abundant outdoor activities. How to apply: (1) submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position and long-term career goals; (2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; (3) names and contact information (email address, phone number) for three professional references. Email your application as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org with “remote sensing technician” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on 4/15/2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is negotiable. The rate of pay is competitive, and the position includes full health benefits. Questions may be sent to Dr. James R. Kellner at email@example.com with the words “remote sensing technician” in the subject line. Posted: 4/10/14.
Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald: A project assistant position is available at the Department of Forest Genetics (Federal Forest Research Centre for Forest, BFW) in Vienna (Austria), funded in the framework of a REDD Project “Fighting climate change in Burkina Faso through technical cooperation and knowledge transfer in the agroforestry sector” . 30h/week; 3 years; The person must have good communications skills and must be fluent in French and Englisch (oral and written). The person will be stationed in Vienna. Some trips to Burkina Faso are mandatory. Further information and contact (pdf). Posted: 8/7/13.
Catalina Island Conservancy: Senior Plant Ecologist. Full time, Exempt. Develops and implements ecosystem assessment, natural recovery, and habitat restoration projects related to plant communities of Santa Catalina Island, other Channel Islands and Southern California. This position will develop an innovative and comprehensive program with a focus on ecological processes and restoration techniques that facilitate the recovery of plant communities, especially chaparral and woodland communities, within natural and human dominated landscapes of Santa Catalina Island, other Channel Islands and Southern California including the evaluation of past and current status of plant communities and implementation of a long-term plant community assessment program for Santa Catalina Island. Strong botanical and taxonomic skills and ability to become quickly proficient in the flora of Santa Catalina Island required. Familiarity with Southern California flora, ecology and natural history desirable. Strong budget and grant management and supervisory skills desired. M.A. or M.S. in ecology, environmental science, biogeography, conservation biology, botany, biology, or equivalent from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience in ecological research with an emphasis on vascular plants and plant communities, habitat restoration, and monitoring and assessment of plant communities. Position will be based at Middle Ranch in the interior of the island. Employee must live on Catalina Island. Request the full job posting or submit a resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/13/13, revised: 11/5/13.
Chapman University: Applications are invited for a research assistant/technician in the area of plant ecology in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This is a full-time one year position with the possibility of four additional years subject to performance review. Research experience in plant biology or ecology is desirable. The technician is expected to perform the following tasks: establish field experiment including maintenance of rainfall exclosures; collect data on plants in field and greenhouse experiments; train and advise undergraduate researchers; perform graphical and statistical analysis of data; read and summarize primary literature; and perform administrative tasks such as ordering supplies. The ideal candidate will have good writing and organizational skills, field and lab research experience, and an ability to work well with students. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and phone & email addresses of 3 references to: Dr. Jennifer Funk, email@example.com by 7/31/2013. Flexible start date between 8/1-9/30. Qualifications: BA or BS in Biology or Environmental Science, MA or MS preferred. Posted: 7/17/13.
Cherokee Nation Government Solutions: Researcher I - Gainesville, FL. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC) is a research center that studies the biology and ecology of aquatic environments in the United States and around the world. We are looking for a full-time research technician with the following experience: - Processing and sorting marine sediments for infauna. - Expertise in the identification of invertebrates to phylum level is required and knowledge of the identification and taxonomy of marine invertebrates, specifically polychaetes and peracarid crustaceans, is preferred. Technician will be responsible for: - Identifying marine invertebrates collected from deep-sea and coastal sediments associated with corals and soft sediment environments. - Periodic field work may include offshore research expeditions up to 4 weeks in duration. Strong writing and verbal communication skills are essential. - Position is available for 1 year with a possible 1 year extension, given availability of funding. Qualifications: - Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Zoology, Ecology or equivalent field is required. - Completed coursework in invertebrate zoology is required. - Experience and training in benthic community ecology preferred. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. To apply please visit www.cherokee-cnts.com set up a profile and apply to job number 8133. Posted: 11/7/13.
Cherokee Services Group: CSG holds a technical services support contract with the USGS Fort Collins Science Center, which conducts ongoing research on the biology, control and containment of the invasive nocturnal Brown Treesnake on Guam, the Mariana Islands, and throughout the Pacific region. CSG has an opening for a Biologist I, full-time position to join our team of research biologists on Guam. The successful candidate will be provided with the unique opportunity to participate in ongoing research in a dynamic Pacific island field setting. Fieldwork includes the hand capture of live snakes, collection of morphological data, preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment for experiments, preparation of study sites, and handling of live and dead animals (snake, lizards, rodents, and other vertebrates). Field data collection occurs both during the day and at night. Study site preparation will require the use of brush cutting equipment, power saws, and other equipment. Duties also include laboratory work and care of lab animals. The successful candidate may also be trained as a member of the Rapid Response Team which could require multi-week trips to other (possibly remote) locations in search of snakes, including long hours and difficult conditions involving hot, humid and rainy inclement weather. Qualifications: Minimum education requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental education or related field; a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Applicants must be in possession of a valid passport and be able to work legally in the U.S. Excellent (corrected) eyesight, health and physical stamina, a strong work ethic and the ability to work on a research team are required. Ability to walk over rough terrain, carry up to 50 lbs of equipment, tolerance of climatic extremes in mosquito and spider infested areas while maintaining a sense of humor is also required. The meticulous collection of field data and data entry is required while adhering to scientific and safety protocols. Applicants should be able to show an interest in working on a nocturnal species. Preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate a strong interest in academic applied research, a background in international field research, experience with snake handling, a desire to live in the tropics and a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft word processing and database applications. Applicants should show exceptional writing and communication skills as well as the ability to produce professional quality documents. Travel to and from Guam is paid with a one year commitment. Compensation includes benefits, 3 weeks paid time off and 10 paid holidays. An extensive background check is required for access to military property To apply, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of Cherokee Nation Businesses or forward you current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/6/13.
Clemson University: Research Technician, Clemson's Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown, SC. A technician is needed for field and office support for coastal ecosystem studies. This position will provide assistance with site establishment, routine tidal marsh vegetation sampling, and processing data related to the Savannah River Harbor Expansion. Marsh substrate is sometimes flotant, with holes from feral hogs, but other times more mineral. Crossing tidal creeks is often necessary (usually at lower tide positions). This job will require physical exertion. Additional duties include maintenance of field equipment, including truck and boat, and assistance preparing reports and manuscripts. Experience with various coastal ecology studies will also be likely. Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree from accredited college at the time of hiring. A valid US driver’s license and the ability to swim are mandatory. The candidate must also be in adequate physical condition to competently traverse estuarine marshes on foot, collect vegetation samples, and carry them back to the boat; field conditions will include hot, humid, and insect-laden times of the year. Proficiency at MS Office suite programs such as Word and Excel is also expected. Preference will be given to individuals with a Master of Science degree (wetland science highly preferred), experience with field research of herbaceous and woody plants (influences of hydrology, including salinity, highly preferred), competence trailering, launching, and driving a 16' boat (MOCC certification highly preferred), and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and within small groups as highlighted by the candidate’s professional references. Salary: $30-33k commensurate with experience. Term: Full-time, temporary one year appointment. Apply at http://findjobs.clemson.edu. Where it says Apply to Clemson in large black font, right underneath that is a small font link to “External Applicant Job Board” – click that. The position is listed as Job 13034, a Research Technician at Baruch Forest Sci Institute. Interested people should email Mr. M.J. Simmons, as listed in the job description on the Clemson website, and cc Dr. Jamie Duberstein at email@example.com. Starting Date: immediately. Begin Reviewing Applications: February 15, 2014. Posted: 1/22/14.
Centre national de la recherche scientifique: CNRS in France offers a fixed-term contract for a research engineer specialized in integration of scientific instruments. The engineer will work within the technical team of the Ecotron IleDeFrance where he/she will be responsible for supervising the “Ecolab” equipment and participating in collaborative research projects about soil ecology with the University of Arizona in Tucson (USA). Ecotron is a service platform in experimental ecology located in Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France. The engineer will oversee the specific equipment and scientific instruments, collection of data and samples, and formatting of data and samples for analyses. An ideal job for a candidate with a doctoral degree or an engineer degree, or equivalent level of experience. Practical experience in soil ecology and isotope techniques desired but not mandatory. One year, renewable contract and remuneration according to experience ranging from 2000 to 2200 € net salary. Contact: Jean-François Le Galliard, CEREEP-Ecotron IleDeFrance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/10/14.
Colorado State University: Research Associate I. The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory seeks candidates for a research technician position for research on plant beneficial micro-organisms. The goals of this project are to screen natural soil microbial communities for plant-beneficial properties, to isolate beneficial microbial consortia, and to test the effects of these consortia on plant performance. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and conducting laboratory assays, high-throughput culturing techniques, as well as greenhouse and field based plant growth experiments. The technician will be expected to manage and conduct multiple experiments simultaneously, keep careful records, and exercise rigorous laboratory quality and safety practices. Duties: -Assists in high-throughput microbial microcosm experiments to evaluate microbial traits. -Apply molecular techniques to characterize, and monitor microbial communities. -Collect and prepare soil samples for microbiological and chemical analysis. -Assist in planning, coordinating, and conducting greenhouse studies focused on rhizosphere microbial ecology and subsequent soil and plant properties. -Data collection, data management, graphing and statistical analysis. -Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities. Required Qualifications: Candidate must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree and demonstrate experience and expertise in soil or environmental microbiology. Candidates must have experience in laboratory practices and data management, including the development and documentation of new laboratory protocols, and experience in culturing, quantifying and identifying bacteria or fungi. Desired Qualifications: -Experience in managing laboratory research projects -Expertise in culturing, quantifying and identifying bacteria or fungi -Ability to program and utilize liquid handling robots -Knowledge of soil biogeochemistry -Experience in designing and running plant growth experiments -Experience in soil or water DNA extractions -Experience in next-generation sequencing sample preparation -Expertise univariate and/or multivariate statistical methods. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. References will not be contacted without prior approval. For full consideration, apply by Sunday, May 25, 2014. The annual salary is $26,500 plus benefits. Posted: 5/7/14.
Colorado State University: The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology invites applications for a Special (including benefits) Research Associate I position to investigate conservation and mitigation strategies for birds and mammals in Colorado. The successful applicant will participate in studies investigating bird and mammal communities in landscapes undergoing energy development and other human-dominated land uses. Required Skills: B.S. degree in the biological sciences or a related discipline, field experience in bird and mammal observation and identification, experience operating wildlife (game) cameras, and willing and able to carry heavy packs with camera equipment in hot weather over steep terrain. Desired Skills: M.S. degree in biological sciences or equivalent experience in field ecology, experience with surveying birds using point counts, mistnetting and banding birds, vegetation surveys, data entry, and data analysis in Program R or similar, familiarity with GIS, the ability to operate a manual 4WD vehicle, work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities is encouraged. To apply and view a complete position description, please visit: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. For full consideration applications should be submitted by January 13, 2014. Posted: 1/2/14.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab: A one-year full-time lab technician position is available to work with Dr. Kelly Dorgan on benthic ecology and invertebrate biomechanics. I am currently setting up my lab and am looking for someone to help set up and manage the lab and assist with research in the lab, including mechanical testing experiments on sediments, collecting animals and sorting samples, and conducting behavior experiments. This position will also include some data analysis, and experience with ImageJ, Matlab, or other computer programming languages would be useful but not required. I am ideally looking for a recent graduate who is interested in obtaining research experience before applying to graduate school and is motivated and independent. Applicants should have a BS in biology, marine science, or a related field, background and interest in marine invertebrates, and some previous research experience. Dauphin Island Sea Lab is located on Dauphin Island, AL, on the gulf coast. There’s a great community at the lab, cost of living is low, and the city of Mobile is ~45 min away. This position is for a year, with extension dependent on funding and job performance. Start date: mid-July preferred, but negotiable (from early June to late August). Applications, including a resume, undergraduate transcripts (unofficial is fine), one-page cover letter, and names and contact info for three references should be sent to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin March 1. Posted: 2/6/14.
Denver Botanic Gardens: Database Associate, Full-time. Position will manage, update, and organize department's collections databases (symbiota) and internal MySQL database and provide collections information and data to staff, public and for other applications. Oversee all digital initiatives. Key tasks include data entry, editing records, georeferencing, digital asset management, exporting data to support staff research, modify and develop new forms and auto-reports. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in collections management, botany, ecology, biology, or related field; and one to two years related experience and/or training. Information technology training and experience an asset. Knowledge of collections management is desirable. Previous experience in a lab, museum, library, archive, or comparable organization is preferred. At least two years of experience working with relational databases, especially museum collections management databases as an administrator or registrar. Knowledge of MySQL databases required. Must have strong planning and organizational skills, be a good problem-solver, be detail orientated, able to work independently or in a collaborative environment, proven ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines, maintain confidential information, and present a professional image in work attire and demeanor. Send a cover letter and cv to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your cover letter and cv to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/12/14.
Duke University: Duke Forest is a 7000+ acre teaching and research laboratory that is also managed for sustainable timber production, wildlife and habitat conservation, and recreation. An exciting new position - Forest Operations Manager - has recently opened up but will close on May 9th. The position is responsible for supporting the management and operation of the Duke Forest as a teaching and research facility, a responsibly managed working forest, an environmental education resource, and a recreational amenity. It includes oversight of both its natural and built infrastructure and requires a dynamic approach to accomplish on-the-ground, administrative, and technical activities that support the Forest as a vital and value-added resource for Duke University. For a complete position description, please visit the Duke Forest website. To apply, please send resume and cover letter by May 9, 2014 to: Sara Childs, Duke Forest Director, email@example.com. Posted: 4/29/14.
Duke University: Remote sensing Research Technician: Computer processing of satellite imagery for land cover change analysis and vegetation monitoring in the field. This one year position contributes to a USDA-funded project examining drought mortality across Texas and interactions with climate change. The candidate will analyze tree mortality using remote sensing imagery. In turn, the data will be combined with on-the-ground measurements of which tree species are dying and why. The position is jointly advised by Drs. Jennifer Swenson and Rob Jackson. Work Performed Processing imagery (Landsat, MODIS, NAIP) for the detection of canopy cover and changes in cover: Importing, georectification, radiometric calibration, atmospheric correction, classification of imagery, batch processing of multiple images, and accuracy assessments. Conduct spatial analysis at multiple scales for canopy change detection. Assist in field work validation and monitoring in Texas: vegetation sampling, biomass monitoring, and ecophysiology measurements, possible. Field work under hot and dry conditions. Possible contribution to written documents, including figure/table creation. Education/Training: Work requires a bachelor’s degree in science/environment related field. Master’s degree preferred in related discipline. Two to three years geospatial experience preferred in geospatial analysis. Proficiency in geospatial analysis (ArcGIS) required, proficiency in image processing for land cover preferred (ENVI, Imagine, etc.). Application deadline: until position is filled Search for Req. # 400787366 and apply here. Questions about the position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org Questions about the job duties can be directed to Amanda Schwantes email@example.com. Posted: 12/5/13.
Duke University: Senior program coordinator, Dryad Digital Repository A full-time position is available at NESCent for a senior program coordinator to have a leadership role in communications and digital curation. Qualifications Minimum: Education: Analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Experience: Three years of experience in program administration or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Preferred: Graduate degree in library science, information technology or communications-related field. Demonstrated proficiency with information systems and digital media; Demonstrated communication and organizational skills; Demonstrated ability to work independently within a team management environment. For more information, see the position description at: http://www.nescent.org/about/employment.php. Review will begin 11/4/13. Posted: 10/29/13.
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition: ENLC is seeking to hire a full-time wildlife biologist. Located in Ely, Nevada, ENLC is a non-profit conservation organization comprised of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the restoration of Western ecosystems through collaborative teamwork. The wildlife biologist will be responsible for delineating wildlife habitat and conducting habitat assessments, particularly for sensitive species. The wildlife biologist will additionally be responsible for performing wildlife surveys and monitoring, the majority of which will concern avian species (e.g., breeding birds, raptors); monitoring may sometimes include the use of collaring and telemetry. The wildlife biologist will also be responsible for following rigorous protocols for data quality control and management, the writing and review of NEPA documents and the development and maintenance of project budgets. Due to the small size of ENLC, this position requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to project needs. Qualified applicants should have… * Master’s degree in wildlife biology or a related field, as well as demonstrated knowledge of wildlife management and ecology. Candidates with experience in rangeland management or related natural resource issues are strongly encouraged to apply. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills * Ability to write clear and concise reports * Familiarity working with Ecological Site Descriptions and Soil Survey Data * Familiarity with the NEPA process * Experience working with state and federal agencies, as well as private landowners; grant writing and administration; development of management plans; and Western ecosystems and the associated management techniques preferred * Proficiency working with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, Internet and computer applications * Proficiency working with ArcGIS * OSHA and MSHA training a plus * Applicants should additionally have experience with 4WD vehicles, GPS navigation, and have had a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with ATVs and UTVs a plus. * Candidates for this position must live in or be willing to relocate to ENLC headquarters in Ely, NV. Applicants who do not live in the area should be aware that Ely is one of the most remote cities in the contiguous United States and, as such, should be comfortable living and working in a remote area. * Backcountry experience a plus. Candidates for this position should be comfortable working and sometimes camping alone in remote areas. Salary: $40-48k plus benefits, dependent on experience. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three references to Betsy Macfarlan at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Wildlife Biologist Application” in the subject line. Posted: 2/17/14.
Ecology Project International: EPI's Belize program manager is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of EPI’s Belizean educational programming and operations. The Belize program manager ensures the successful delivery of a field-based, academically rigorous, environmental education program for Belizean and visiting international teenage students. The program manager will also develop in-country programs to allow for continued engagement with Belizean alumni. S/he will provide program leadership and strategic vision (both programmatic and development), and will work in conjunction with EPI’s program operations director and other senior staff to ensure a fiscally and legally sound program. Other important aspects of this position include communication between the field site and EPI’s world headquarters (WHQ); planning, management, evaluation, and improvement of field courses and outreach activities; supervising in-country staff; procurement and management of office space; risk management; budget creation and administration; development of relations and collaboration with in-country foundations and donors, partners, and vendors. The position is based in Belize City, Belize. Applications will be accepted through May 2, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified. For details, see http://www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs. Posted: 4/16/14.
Environmental Resources Management, Inc.: ERM is seeking a Civil or Environmental Engineer to join our Water Resources and Modeling Group in Malvern, PA. ERM’s Water Resources and Modeling Group develops and applies multi-dimensional hydrodynamic, transport, and fate models to watersheds, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, and coastal waterbodies. The Water Resources and Modeling Group primarily supports projects in the Power, Oil and Gas, and Mining sectors as well as manufacturing, government, investment, and international finance sectors. Typical studies include point source discharge assessments, optimization of cooling water systems, oil spill damage assessments, contaminated sediment investigations, water quality impacts of new facilities, hydrologic analysis for water supply development and flood planning and TMDL’s. We use industry standard models as well as models we have developed. The models generally run under a single graphical user interface known as GEMSS® (the Generalized Environmental Modeling System for Surfacewaters). Current staff expertise includes hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, hydrology, limnology, oceanography, water chemistry, aquatic ecology, statistics, and information technology. These disciplines are essential to developing and applying mathematical models for watershed, waterbody, and ecosystem-scale simulation and broader water resources analysis. Responsibilities: Assist in the application of water quality models to rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, and coastal waterbodies. Use analysis, calculations and models to address impact, regulatory and design issues. Acquire and process datasets, monitor model applications, perform supporting calculations, and document results. Execute multiple projects within scope / schedule / budget expectations and ensure quality standards on deliverables. Required Qualifications: MS in Environmental or Civil Engineering. Exceptional candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will be considered. Educational background in aquatic chemistry, environmental fluid mechanics, statistics, and water resources. Working knowledge of a programming environment (e.g., FORTRAN, Visual Basic, C++, MATLAB, R, ArcMap). Strong aptitude for and interest in problem solving, analytical thinking, and attention to details. Solid English writing skills. Optional, but helpful qualifications: Consulting or similar experience. Source code-level familiarity with an existing hydrodynamic or water quality model (e.g., QUAL2K, WASP, POM, ECOMSed, CE-QUAL-W2, EFDC). Bilingual or multilingual language skills. Interest in international projects and interdisciplinary work. Contact: Edward M. Buchak (email@example.com), Senior Partner | Water Resources and Modeling, Environmental Resources Management, Inc., 75 Valley Stream Parkway, Suite 200, Malvern, PA 19355-1406. Posted: 2/26/14.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The Gainesville Wildlife Research Laboratory in Gainesville, FL has two Biological Scientist II openings in its Upland Habitat Research and Monitoring section. These are research technician positions on a team that conducts ongoing ecosystem and plant community sampling on state lands throughout Florida. Statewide projects monitor and evaluate the effects of cattle grazing, habitat management, and native ground cover restoration techniques on native plant communities. Specific duties include field data collection, identification of plant samples in the laboratory, data QA/QC, data analysis, mapping, and report/manuscript writing. Opportunities to develop and pursue individual interests within the existing project framework are plentiful. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the physical or life sciences is required. Coursework or experience in plant taxonomy/plant identification required. Experience with vegetation sampling methods and data management preferred. Applicants must be willing to occasionally work long hours in the field (10-12 hours/day) often in remote locations, and will need to have flexible schedules, and be available for extended days (4 days/3 nights) in the field during the normal work week (transportation provided; lodging and meals will be reimbursed). Must maintain a valid driver's license, utilize problem-solving techniques, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. The job is anticipated to begin July 11, 2014. Starting salary is expected to be $15-17/hr commensurate with experience. To apply, send a State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically to the position supervisor, Kent Williges: firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date (6/16/2014). For additional information, please call Kent at 352-334-4231 or email him at the above address. Posted: 5/27/14.
H. T. Harvey & Associates: Wildlife Ecologist. We have an opening in our Fresno Office for an experienced wildlife ecologist. We encourage mammalogists, ornithologists, herpetologists, and general wildlife ecologists with backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna to apply for this position. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong academic background (Ph.D. or M.S. preferred, B.S. with directly relevant experience will be considered) and solid field and/or research experience with California wildlife; experience in ecological consulting in California is a plus. The ideal applicant has a clear understanding of applicable environmental regulatory frameworks and laws to guide our clients through the land use and environmental regulatory process. This position will involve conducting species surveys and habitat assessments, working on CEQA/NEPA projects, FESA/CESA consultations, mitigation plans, natural resource management plans, and wildlife inventories and management plans. Demonstrable technical writing ability is essential, and applicants are encouraged to submit an example of written work. Education: Ph.D. or M.S. preferred. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to email@example.com and reference “Wildlife Ecologist - Fresno” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 5/23/14.
H. T. Harvey & Associates: Restoration Ecologist Project Manager. Our ecological restoration division is seeking a Restoration Ecologist Project Manager in our Los Gatos office. The position will involve work on ecological restoration design and monitoring projects in a wide variety of geographic locations and habitats (riparian, wetland, grassland, semi-arid, etc.). A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant consulting experience that demonstrates project management ability is mandatory. A graduate degree in restoration or plant ecology is preferred (but degrees in other disciplines, if combined with appropriate work experience will be considered). Expertise in some of the following key areas is strongly desired: project management, habitat restoration design; plant ecology; wildlife ecology; soil science; wetland/riparian hydrology; environmental regulatory processes; and statistical design and analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Restoration Ecologist Project Manager Position” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 5/7/14.
H. T. Harvey & Associates: Solar Energy Bird and Bat Field Biologists. We are seeking capable field biologists to conduct intensive fatality searches for bats and birds in newly constructed solar-energy facilities. Primary fieldwork will include surveys involving extensive hiking, species identification, data acquisition, and data entry. There are multiple openings. Positions will be based out of the greater San Luis Obispo area, Carrizo Plain and in the Mojave region. Applicants should have a strong academic background and solid field and/or research experience. A degree in wildlife ecology or field biology is preferred; equivalent work may be substituted. Demonstrable field skills are critical, especially knowledge of avian species identification. Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with diverse personnel within a tightly regulated construction environment also are important. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to email@example.com and reference “Solar Energy Bird and Bat Field Biologists” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 5/7/14.
H. T. Harvey & Associates: Field Biologist and Detection Dog Handler. We currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Responsibilities include housing, caring for, and training program detection dogs; handling trained detection dogs on wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; managing project data; and preparing reports. The position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely, and potentially alone with the dog. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with a field team and with diverse personnel also are important. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong field background performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The ideal candidate will have experience managing detection dog field projects and training other dog handlers. Applicants with experience/expertise in bird identification are preferred. Education: Degree in Wildlife Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. Hiring Location: Mojave Desert Region. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Detection Dog Handler” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 5/7/14.
H. T. Harvey & Associates: Solar Energy Bird and Bat Field Biologists. We are seeking capable field biologists to conduct intensive fatality searches for bats and birds in newly constructed solar-energy facilities. Primary fieldwork will include surveys involving extensive hiking, species identification, data acquisition, and data entry. There are multiple openings. Positions will be based out of the greater San Luis Obispo area, Carrizo Plain and in the Mojave region. Applicants should have a strong academic background and solid field and/or research experience. A degree in wildlife ecology or field biology is preferred; equivalent work may be substituted. Demonstrable field skills are critical, especially knowledge of avian species identification. Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with diverse personnel within a tightly regulated construction environment also are important. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to email@example.com and reference “Solar Energy Bird and Bat Field Biologists” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 3/20/14.
H. T. Harvey & Associates: We currently have an opening for a field biologist who is also an experienced wildlife detection dog handler. Responsibilities include housing, caring for, and training program detection dogs; handling trained detection dogs on wildlife surveys; identifying avian species; managing project data; and preparing reports. The position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone with the dog. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. Good general communication skills and an ability to work well with a field team and with diverse personnel also are important. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong field background performing a variety of wildlife detection dog surveys. The ideal candidate will have experience managing detection dog field projects and training other dog handlers. Applicants with experience/expertise in bird identification are preferred. Education: Degree in Wildlife Biology, Biology, Ecology, or similar field. Hiring Location: Mojave Desert Region. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Detection Dog Handler” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 3/5/14.
H. T. Harvey & Associates: Entry level Wildlife Field Biologist: The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for special-status species for a variety of projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work. Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong academic background and solid field experience. Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys required. A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna preferred. A bachelor’s degree or higher in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology or equivalent degree is required. Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in field of wildlife and natural resources. Hiring Location: Los Gatos Office, Full-Time, entry level position in Wildlife Biology. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to email@example.com and reference “Wildlife Field Biologist Entry Level – Los Gatos Office” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 1/28/14.
Harvard University: Harvard Forest is seeking a research assistant to work in Jonathan Thompson’s Forest Landscape Ecology Lab. Projects involve spatial and tabular data management in R; GIS analysis; statistical analysis in R; literature searches; map making; creation of scientific graphs and figures. Basic Qualifications: Skill with a range of software applications relevant to landscape ecology. Additional Qualifications: Ability to work independently; highly organized. Preference to candidates with experience working within the R statistical computing environment, particularly with spatial data; Experience with ESRI GIS software, particularly for spatial analysis and spatial data workflow using python; Experience working with large datasets, particularly large raster datasets; Experience with spatial simulation models, particularly LANDIS-II; Experience working with forest inventory data, particularly the USFS FIA database; Background in forest ecology, landscape ecology, geography, and/or forestry. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate from a bachelor or masters program who wants to gain experience working in a landscape ecology lab before continuing on to further study. This position should not be seen as a long-term career track position, but instead should be seen as an opportunity for an ambitious budding landscape ecologist to gain experience and potentially co-author a manuscript before moving on to a PhD program. Compensation: Anticipated starting salary in mid- to upper-30s depending upon experience. One year term position. Position comes with excellent health benefits. Extension of term dependent upon funding. Start Date: July 2014 (Position open until filled). To apply: Please send initial inquiries regarding this position to Jonathan Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org. All official applications, which must include a cover letter and resume including names and contact information for 3 references, must be submitted to: http://employment.harvard.edu/ Req. 32812BR, which will soon be accepting applications. Posted: 6/6/14.
Harvard University: I have an opening for a technician in my lab for 2 years. The ideal candidate would start in June to September, be able to work well independently and in teams, be keen to travel some for field work (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Quebec and California all possible) and have previous field and lab experience. Experience managing labs, and/or with northeastern forest species (identification skills especially) and/or with growth chamber experiments is a plus. Please apply soon as I expect to make a decision in the next several weeks. To apply: Go to: www.employment.harvard.edu. Click on 'search openings' and you can use Auto Req # 32252BR to find it. Elizabeth (Lizzie) M Wolkovich, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131. Ph: (617) 384-5494 or 496-3890, email@example.com. Posted: 4/18/14.
Houston Advanced Research Center: Research Assistant position in hydrology and wetlands. requires Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Hydrology or related discipline; Associates degree with a minimum of 5 plus years experience or equivalent with demonstrated working knowledge of discipline principles. For details and to apply, see the full job ad. Posted: 2/4/14.
Hurricane Island Foundation: We are excited to announce a new position opening for The Science and Research Coordinator at the Hurricane Island Field Station. This is a year-round position with a competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate should have a M.S. or Ph.D. by date of hire, strong quantitative and field research skills, research expertise in the Gulf of Maine, and a recent publication record. Half of this position is spent in Rockland, ME and half on Hurricane Island (April-October), where we are working to establish a field station in conjunction with science education programs for middle and high school students. The field station will both support independent research and help give students opportunities to be involved in field research projects that are relevant to Maine. See the full description and apply with a letter of interest and resume by December 31, 2013. Applications should be submitted to our Executive Director, Barney Hallowell, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional questions please call 207.867.6050. Posted: 12/27/13.
Idaho State University: The Department of Biological Sciences seeks a full-time research specialist to assist an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, hydrologists, and geologists as part of a new NSF funded Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) with laboratory and field experiments and observations involving measurement of soil carbon and other properties as well as aboveground productivity measurements, stream and gaseous measurements of carbon dioxide and water vapor and aboveground productivity measurements. Field and laboratory duties include 1) analytical management of elemental analyzers, automated spectrophotometers, high temperature combustion organic carbon and nitrogen analyzer and isotopes, 2) design, construction, and maintenance of field and laboratory stream, soil-gas and soil-water analyses and data collection systems, 3) analyses of soil, gas, plants and water for carbon, mineral and nutrient analyses, 4) data analysis, and 5) interacting with and training of students and postdoctoral scientists. Field research will take place in the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed and other sites in Idaho. Fieldwork will initially involve several 2 week trips to assist in soil surveys and then a few one-week per year trips thereafter and regular trips to maintain continuous measurements. Fieldwork will sometimes require physical effort with long hours in adverse conditions. Minimum Qualifications: 1) a Bachelors degree in science or engineering, 2) demonstrated experience with analytical instrumentation, 3) proficiency with PC computers, 4) strong communication and quantitative skills, 5) self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision, and 6) drivers license. Preferred Qualifications: 1) a Masters degree with research experience/thesis in Soil Science or Environmental Science or related degree, 2) experience with analytical chemical instrumentation and techniques -automated spectrophotometry, high temperature combustion organic carbon and nitrogen analyzer and isotopes, soil and water collections and methods. 3) datalogger programming experience, and 4) basic datalogging knowledge. This is a full time, grant funded position with an initial appointment of 12 months and potential for repeated renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. See https://isujobs.net, "Research Specialist, Biological Sciences", listing 2011556. Posted: 4/3/14.
Idaho State University: Research Database Analyst. The Department of Biological Sciences seeks a full-time research database analyst for NSF funded Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) and EPSCoR Managing Idaho Landscapes and Ecosystems Services (MILES) cooperative agreements. For the anticipated five-year duration of the programs, the research database analyst will handle all database components of the project, including operations management of the databases including building, maintaining, analyzing, administering, and supporting databases. Key Responsibilities: Developing a relational database system for physical, chemical, and biological science data as part of the Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) and assisting with analyses of relational databases; Assisting with analysis of relational database system for ecological and social science data as part of the EPSCoR MILES; Adding new data and metadata to and maintaining the relational database; Creating and managing a web interface to access database; Communicating the availability of data to the CZO team and to the public including land use managers and partners; Working with internal and external entities to acquire and share data; Reporting on database development, function, and progress in written and oral forms; Contributing to other data and website related projects as needed; Educating the project personnel and students on database use and capabilities; Regular travel and meetings with partner institutions associated with CZO (USDA ARS, BSU) and EPSCoR. To apply and learn more details, see: https://isujobs.net/, Posting Number: 2011544. Posted: 2/28/14.
Illinois Natural History Survey: Assistant Large River Ecologist. INHS is seeking an individual to oversee the water quality component of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), which monitors the natural resources along an eighty-mile reach of the Illinois River. This position will be located at the Illinois River Biological Station in Havana, Illinois. Project description: Incumbent will serve as field crew leader/coordinator for Water Quality component of the Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRMP), an element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR). This position is focused on monitoring the status and trends of selected water quality parameters of the La Grange Reach of the Illinois River. Additional research into other areas of study related to water quality and its effects on native biota will be encouraged. Funding for these efforts is made available through long-term agreements with US Army Corps of Engineers and The US Geological Survey. In cooperation with the Field Station Director, the successful candidate will collect and report on water quality data utilizing the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) sampling protocols and focused research. There will also be coordination and collaboration with other related projects (Ichthyologic, Limnological, and Benthological). Supervision of full and part- time assistants in lab work, as well as crews in boat-based field sampling efforts. Maintain field and laboratory equipment and facility. Analyze river water quality using modeling techniques (Hydraulic/hydrologic, spatial, watershed, or habitat). Maintain effective working relationships with the project sponsors, the field station director, and other employees. Qualifications: Required - Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Limnology, Engineering, or related field with at least 5 years post graduate experience, or a Master's degree involving research applicable to large river ecosystems. Must be familiar with standard water quality sampling protocols and equipment (sondes, data loggers, software); direct experience with data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting; experience trailering, launching, and operating boats on commercially navigable waters; strong interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred -Training and/or practical experience in at least one of the following areas: Modeling skills related to analysis of river water quality (hydraulic/hydrologic, spatial, watershed or habitat) or, alternately, environmental toxicology or ecotoxicology; familiarity with GIS-based and statistical analysis of aquatic data; familiarity with basic concepts and theories of large river ecology; knowledge of LTRMP sampling protocols. Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to swim. Salary: $32-36k per year commensurate with experience and education. This is a regular, academic professional, full-time grant supported 12-month positions. The estimated starting date is August 16, 2014 (negotiable). Applications must be received by May 30, 2014. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, working e-mail address, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, 217-333-6897, email@example.com. For technical questions, please contact: Dr. Andrew Casper, Search Committee Member. Posted: 5/23/14.
Iowa State University: The Hofmockel Lab has 1 research associate, 2 grad student and 3 postdoctoral fellowship positions available. Research in my lab focuses on the microbial ecology of C-N cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. I'm looking for passionate scientists that will thrive in a collaborative and integrative research environment. Please see kirstenhofmockel.org for details. Posted: 10/21/13.
Kansas State University: The Kansas Forest Service is currently recruiting to fill an Assistant Conservation Forester position (4493) located at the State Office in Manhattan, KS. The incumbent responsibilities are to 1). promote conservation tree plantings through broadcast, social, and printed media, exhibits, tours, and field days, 2). work with related agencies to encourage and facilitate their involvement in the conservation tree planting program, 3). serve as the principle Conservation Trees order taking agent and provide leadership for others involved with order taking. This function includes inputting orders into the SAPS computer program, running credit cards through a First Data credit card machine, balancing accounts on a daily basis, and monitoring unpaid invoices, 4). serve as the principle for relaying shipping orders to the Shipping Department and provide leadership for others involved with relaying shipping orders to the Shipping Department in a timely manner, 5). assist Conservation Forester order, receive and inventory all supplies for tree sales so there is no interruption in daily operations, 6). prepare annual report, and, 7). serve as back-up for the greenhouse, shade house and shipping operations. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in forestry or closely related field, such as Natural Resource Management or Ornamental Horticulture. Ability to work effectively with others, both individually and in a team setting; organize work priorities and carry them to completion under limited supervision; and effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Computer skills such as database and word processing. Willingness to travel within state and out-of-state. Valid driver’s license. Salary: 32-35k. Qualified applicants must submit: (a) letter of application; (b) current resume; (c) unofficial academic transcripts; and (d) the name, address and phone number of three professional references to Cathy Sandoval, Office Manager, Kansas Forest Service, 2610 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS 66502. Review of applications begins July 8, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates may call (785) 532-3300 for more information. Posted: 7/1/13.
Kent State University: A position is available for a full-time research technician to conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Brian Lutz. The position will focus initially on the startup of a new laboratory, involving placing orders, setting up laboratory equipment, establishing standard operating procedures, and ensuring quality control. Following this, the position will primarily involve laboratory and field research. Research projects focus on understanding biogeochemical and ecosystem processes in a variety of natural and human impacted settings. Tasks will most often involve collection of water and soil samples, chemical analysis, and assisting with data management. The position will require overseeing and maintaining the functioning of analytical equipment, including: TOC/TN, IC, ICP-OES, inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer, HPLC, and GC. Experience with all of these instruments is not required, but the capacity and willingness to learn is essential. Previous research experience is desired, particularly experience in laboratory chemistry and environmental sampling. An undergraduate degree (BA or BS) is required, as well as a valid drivers license and the ability to drive to/from field sites. Review of applications will begin July 15th; however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.kent.edu and search for position #989771. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Brian Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting date: August 1, 2013 (negotiable). Posted: 7/8/13.
LI-COR Biosciences in Lincoln, NE has two professional opportunities available: Applications Analyst · Provide daily technical support to researchers and scientists; participate in technical sales, marketing and product development processes as needed. · Ideal candidate will have a MS degree in biological or physical sciences OR BS degree in biological or physical sciences with applicable experience in LI-COR’s Environmental division. Applications Scientist · Provide specialized technical support to researchers and scientists, especially for photosynthesis products, including plant gas exchange and leaf chlorophyll fluorescence, as well as canopy architecture, leaf area, and light measurement. 2) Provide scientific leadership in understanding and developing new products and product applications, 3) Present results to the scientific community in professional talks, workshops, and published manuscripts, 4) Write technical application notes and provide training to LI-COR customers and employees, 5) Actively participate in the technical sales process. · Ideal candidate will be fluent in Mandarin and have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in ecophysiology, environmental physics, plant physiology, agronomy or related field. Preferred experience in mathematical modeling or analysis of biological or environmental problems, turbulent fluxes, hydrologic systems, light propagation in canopies, or related processes. To apply please visit: http://www.licor.com/corp/careers.html. Posted: 2/21/14.
Lincoln Park Zoo: Research Technician, Urban Wildlife Institute/Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology. Begins April 1 2014, permanent. The full-time field technician will lead a variety of field-based projects as part of the Urban Wildlife Institute and the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology. Projects include an extensive urban survey of mammals using motion-triggered cameras, monitoring bat populations at urban and rural sites in the greater Chicago area using acoustic monitors, radiotracking woodchucks, and development of new projects related to stress and health in urban wildlife. Responsibilities will include independent field work in the greater Chicago area, as well as data management, project development, statistical analysis, and laboratory analysis based at the zoo. Driving to and from study locations in the city and suburban areas is required, but a vehicle will be provided. Some data management using MS Access will be necessary. Duties: • Assist with existing and new Urban Wildlife Institute and Davee Center research programs in conjunction with all partners; • Develop, coordinate and lead new projects related to stress and health of urban wildlife in the field; • Work independently and as part of a team, in the field, lab and at the zoo; • Manage other research interns and volunteers when appropriate; • Maintain databases and perform data entry in Access; • Domestic travel for conferences; • Attend Lincoln Park Zoo, Davee Center, and/or Urban Wildlife Institute-related activities as necessary. Requirements: • B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, or related field. • Previous experience conducting ecological research in the field; • Experience trapping, handling, and radiotracking wildlife; • Possess strong computer, organizational (project management), and communication skills (written and spoken); • Background in experimental design, statistical analysis, and preparing scientific manuscripts; • Preference for candidates with experience in endocrinology laboratory analysis; • Possess strong verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for interacting with the public through education programs and outreach; • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team; • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions; • Willingness to drive to and from field sites around the greater Chicago area (up to 50 miles from the zoo); • Willingness to work early mornings as necessary; • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Access, Word and Excel; • Possess knowledge of Illinois fauna; • Possess a valid driver’s license; • Demonstrate a commitment to wildlife conservation through management of wild and captive populations, and willingness to participate in the department’s team approach to conservation research projects; • Must be able to work up to 10 weekends per year. Applications, cover letters, and resumes are due by March 21, 2014. For details and to apply see http://www.lpzoo.org/careers. Questions can be addressed to Seth Magle at SMagle@lpzoo.org. Posted: 3/6/14.
Lincoln Park Zoo: Population Viability Analysis. The position is based in the Alexander Center of Applied Population Biology in the Conservation and Science Department. The Population Biologist is a full-time, 3 year position funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant is focused on using population viability analyses (PVAs) to study the long-term sustainability of Species Survival Programs (SSPs), the cooperatively managed animal populations of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Population Biologist will work with a dynamic project team based at Lincoln Park Zoo as well as AZA SSP coordinators across the country. The Population Biologist will be responsible for using existing software tools to create population models across a wide variety of taxonomic groups. The position will start in January 2014. For details see http://www.lpzoo.org/careers. Posted: 10/9/13.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium: The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry at LUMCONis seeking a research technician to participate in a series of field studies and laboratory experiments examining the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. The technician will join a large, multi-institution team of researchers in the Coastal Waters Consortium (cwc.lumcon.edu), a BP GoMRI-funded project studying the impacts of the oil spill and future spills on salt marshes and coastal environments. The position is associated with a collaborative subproject on wetland biogeochemistry and microbial ecology between Drs. Brian Roberts (LUMCON), Anne Giblin (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Anne Bernhard (Connecticut College). The objectives of the project are to improve our understanding of temporal and spatial patterns in marsh biogeochemical process rates, associated microbial communities, and factors regulating rates and to evaluate the impact of oil exposure on marsh biogeochemical processes and associated microbial communities. The research technician will support the field and laboratory analytical activities designed to accomplish these objectives. The position will be based at LUMCON and will require extensive field and laboratory work. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with top scientists from around the United States in a large, interdisciplinary research project of great importance to the US Gulf Coast and other ecosystems impacted by oil-related activities. Qualifications: The candidate must have a B.S in ecology, wetland science, biogeochemistry or a related field. Familiarity with analytical instrumentation including autoanalyzers (for analysis of inorganic nutrients), TOC/TN analyzers (DOC/TDN), elemental analyzers (C, N), and/or gas chromatographs (CO2, CH4, and N2O) is desired. The candidate will also be expected to participate in field work that may require physical effort to transport equipment in field sites throughout Louisiana that are accessible only by small boats. Duration and Start Date: We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. The initial appointment is through the end of 2014 with the possibility of additional support dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Location: The position will be based at the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. The field sites are located along the Louisiana coast between LUMCON and the Mississippi River. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, phone and email contact for at least three individuals qualified to comment on scientific and work qualifications to Dr. Brian Roberts (email@example.com) with "Wetlands Research Technician position" in the subject line. For questions or more information contact Dr. Roberts by email or phone (985-851-2821). Posted: 6/10/14.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium: A Research Assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry is sought to participate in a series of field and laboratory experiments studying the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. The assistant will join a large, multi-institution team of researchers in the Coastal Waters Consortium, a BP GoMRI-funded project studying the impacts of the oil spill and future spills on salt marshes and coastal environments. The position is associated with a collaborative subproject on wetland biogeochemistry and microbial ecology between Drs. Brian Roberts (LUMCON), Anne Giblin (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Anne Bernhard (Connecticut College). The objectives of the project are to improve our understanding of temporal and spatial patterns in marsh biogeochemical process rates, associated microbial communities, and factors regulating rates and to evaluate the impact of oil exposure on marsh biogeochemical processes and associated microbial communities. The research assistant will support the field and laboratory analytical activities designed to accomplish these objectives. The position will be based at LUMCON and will require extensive field and laboratory work. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with top scientists from around the United States in a large, interdisciplinary research project of great importance to the US Gulf Coast and other ecosystems impacted by oil-related activities. Qualifications: The candidate must have a M.S. or B.S in ecology, wetland science, biogeochemistry or a related field. Familiarity with analytical instrumentation including autoanalyzers (for analysis of inorganic nutrients), TOC/TN analyzers (DOC/TDN), elemental analyzers (C, N), and/or gas chromatographs (CO2, CH4, and N2O) is desired. The candidate will also be expected to participate in field work that may require physical effort to transport equipment in field sites throughout Louisiana that are accessible only by small boats. The ability to work in a group setting is essential, as this researcher will work collaboratively with the PIs, post docs, graduate students, and other research associates/technicians on this project as well as personnel on the larger Coastal Waters Consortium project. The position requires high organizational and communication skills as well as significant database management capabilities. Initial appointment is through the end of 2014 with the possibility of additional support dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The desired start date is early 2014. The position will be based at the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. The field sites are located along the Louisiana coast between LUMCON and the Mississippi River. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, phone and email contact for at least three individuals qualified to comment on scientific and work qualifications to Dr. Brian Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Wetlands Research Assistant position” in the subject line. For questions or more information contact Dr. Roberts by email or phone (985-851-2821). Posted: 2/18/14.
Macquarie University: Research Scientist in Plant Molecular Ecology, Sydney, Australia. The research scientist will participate in an ARC funded research project with the aim of using proteomics to investigate leaf proteins from native Australian species. The overall aim is to understand the ecological significance of leaf proteins. Hypotheses will be tested by gathering photosynthesis, protein, and other leaf trait data from species spread from Tasmania to north Queensland. There is scope for the Research Scientist to become responsible for projects of his or her own, in due course. Essential Selection Criteria - BSc in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or equivalent - Chemistry or biology laboratory experience - Data analysis and statistics experience - Excellent written and oral skills. Desirable Selection Criteria: - Research-based postgraduate degree - Strong proven research potential (as indicated by academic record, publications, past research accomplishments, and opinions of referees) - Experience with plant protein or nucleic acid extraction - Knowledge of photosynthesis physiology - Experience with proteomics, or other -omics, data analysis - Plant biology fieldwork experience - Experience with leaf gas exchange measurements. Salary Package: From $62-78k p.a. plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Appointment Type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 2 years, with the possibility of an extension up to 3 years. Overseas applicants must be able to meet Australian temporary work visa requirements (visa subclass 457). See the full job ad for details and to apply. Closes: 9 February 2014. Posted: 1/30/14.
Marine Biological Laboratory: A full-time Research Assistant II position is available at The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory for the TIDE project. Duties include participating in a large-scale field experiment to determine the interactive effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems. We will follow the effects of additional nutrients and the on the salt marsh food web and nutrient cycles. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in executing the experiments, coordinating logistics in the field, and in monitoring some aspect of the ecosystem response to the manipulations. Responsibilities include maintaining experimental manipulations, participating in field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology, and processing and analyzing project data. Frequent contact with the public, government agencies, boards and committees will be required. The successful applicant will work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team consisting of PIs, postdocs, graduate students and other research assistants and gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across interdisciplinary fields including biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography. Basic Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess a BS or MS degree in Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, or Marine Biology and at least 3 years of field and laboratory experience in a related field. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to lead team members, and the ability to communicate positively with the public are required. Ability to operate small boats and a driver's license are required. Knowledge of laboratory techniques in analyzing nutrient samples and stable isotope analysis. Preferred: Experience with database management, statistical programs, and scientific writing are a plus. This position requires strenuous fieldwork (lifting approx. 50 lbs., bending, carrying heavy equipment, and walking through waist high marine waters and marsh) in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings under variable weather conditions. Ability to work with vertebrate and invertebrate animals and hazardous/harsh chemicals in the laboratory is needed. Irregular hours may include weekend, early morning or late evening work. Successful candidate will be expected to work at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole for March and April, then live at the field site in Plum Island Sound (3 hours from Woods Hole) for May through August. Apply Online: https://mbl.simplehire.com. Deadline: April 1, 2014. Posted: 2/24/14.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: The Chesapeake and Coastal Service is currently accepting applications for a Research Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Research Reserve) that will serve as a technical expert and researcher of estuarine science. This position is full time and based out of Annapolis, Maryland with required travel to and field work at sites around Maryland's coast. This position will direct the implementation of research and monitoring activities of the Research Reserve and ensure that current estuarine and climate research and monitoring is integrated into coastal management and policy initiatives. Responsibilities include (1) the design and implementation of applied and basic research in cooperation with local, state and national partners; (2) the compilation, analysis, interpretation and translation of technical data collected at and around Reserve sites; (3) development of recommendations for maintaining and enhancing natural resource quality and diversity; and, (4) the design and implementation of long-term monitoring programs. The incumbent facilitates professional-level applied and basic research at Reserve sites and coordinates this research in cooperation with partners. The position writes grant applications, research reports and other technical documents and stays abreast of estuarine and climate research in the state, region and nation. Incumbent will keep abreast of and interpret estuarine and climate change science for non-scientist partners and staff. See the full announcement to apply. Posted: 2/11/14.
MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center: We seek a full-time Research Assistant at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC) at Buck Island Ranch, Lake Placid, Florida. Deadline to apply is May 9, 2014. Preferred start date is mid-June. MAERC is a Division of Archbold Biological Station located at a 10,500-acre commercial cattle ranch, and is dedicated to long-term ecological research, education, and environmental stewardship. Archbold is a new member of the Long-term Agro-ecosystem Research Network. The Research Assistant will work in an agro-ecology research lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Boughton. Current research is focused on community ecology and disturbance ecology (grazing, fire, and flooding) and a large collaborative project on greenhouse gas dynamics. Most research is focused on plant communities in wetlands, wet prairies, and grasslands embedded in low and high intensity ranchland in the Northern Everglades. Duties will include: 1) Managing MAERC's basic Chemistry Lab (main analyses are soil and water nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus). Responsibilities include keeping the lab organized, organizing chemicals, being aware of safety protocols and MSDS sheets, and conducting analyses. 2) Managing MAERC's dry lab, including keeping the lab organized, sieving soil, weighing biomass, and organizing equipment. 3) Assisting with ongoing research and monitoring projects at MAERC, including projects in wetland ecology, long-term monitoring of groundwater and water quality, vegetation composition and biomass, collection and analysis of water and soil samples. 4) Data entry and quality assurance/quality check into Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, including review of flagged values in weather databases. 5) Managing the equipment and vehicle needs of interns and graduate students. The successful candidate should have a B.S or M.S. in biology, ecology or related field, have field research experience, and have experience with spreadsheets and databases (MS Access). Experience with water quality analysis, groundwater wells, vegetation identification, and ArcGIS is a plus. We seek a highly motivated, organized, team player with a strong work ethic who is capable of rigorous fieldwork under hot, humid subtropical conditions, and is willing to live in a remote rural location. Interest in agro-ecosystems is essential. This is a full time position with low-cost housing provided on site. Salary will be dependent on experience, in the range of $26-31k, plus benefits. Applicants should send 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume, and 3) two letters of recommendation by May 9 to: Dr. Betsey Boughton at email@example.com. Position will remain open until filled. Contact Betsey Boughton via e-mail or at (863) 699-0242. Posted: 4/16/14.
Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology: The IMBE seeks a research assistant to support projects in modeling the impacts of global change on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Applicants should possess a MS degree in Computer Science, Ecology, Statistics, Geography or a related field, with experience in programming spatial data bases, their management, and spatial analysis using GIS, hence programming skills (Python/ArcGIS, R, C, SQL) are desired. Ideally, the candidate also possesses knowledge and interest in ecology, botany, biogeography, and landscape ecology; excellent organization skills; quantitative skills and critical thinking; ability to work independently and supervise others, handling responsibilities and deadlines. Primary duties include supporting research projects by developing and handling large ecological databases related to GIS for this and forthcoming projects. In this project, he/she will be also in charge of creating graphics, maps, and website content as well as contributing to reports. English and French language skills are required for this position. Position is based in IMBE, directed by Thierry Tatoni and Wolfgang Cramer, this program is directed by Agathe Leriche, Cécile Albert and Arne Saatkamp, in Marseille, France - a region noted for its access to outdoor activities. The position is available in Oktober 2013. Salary will be dependent on experience but correspond to French technical assistant or research engineer positions which include social assurance coverage. To apply, please e-mail a single PDF document that includes: a) letter describing motivation and experience for the research field and technical skills, b) curriculum vitae and c) contact information for two reference persons (mail & phone) to Arne Saatkamp (firstname.lastname@example.org). Position Location: IMBE, University Aix-Marseille, France. Posted: 7/17/13.
Michigan State University: A full-time research assistant position is available in the Applied Forest Ecology lab of Dr. Steve Chhin in the Department of Forestry. The research assistant will primarily help complete field and laboratory work for a forest health project recently funded by the USDA Forest Service (Forest Health Monitoring program). The objective of this project is to determine the mechanism behind white pine decline in the Great Lakes region. White pine decline was first detected in 2006 in the north-central Lower Peninsula region of Michigan, and by 2012 this decline syndrome has advanced northwards into the Upper Peninsula region. White pine decline has been primarily associated with predisposition due to climatic stress, stem and branch cankers induced by fungal pathogens (primarily Diplodia spp.), pine spittlebug (Aphrophora parallela), and presence of cankers is commonly found under lichens, but the exact mechanistic relationships between these potential underlying factors requires further investigation. The research assistant will also provide assistance on other projects in the Chhin lab. This position will be initially for a 1 year period (starting in August 2014) with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance. Qualifications: Applicants should preferably have completed a BS in forestry, biology, ecology, environmental sciences, or a similarly related natural resource field. Preference will be given to applicants that are highly self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and have strong communication skills. A background or strong interest in conducting field based research and working in a laboratory environment is desirable. Applicants must enjoy working and living outdoors (e.g., camping) and possess a valid driver’s license. A cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 in undergraduate coursework is preferred. Please submit a cover letter, resume (include GPA), and contact information of at least two references. Please describe your career goals in the cover letter. To ensure full consideration please submit material by June 1, 2014. Please e-mail all application material to Dr. Steve Chhin (email@example.com). Posted: 5/7/14.
Michigan State University: A full-time research assistant position is available in the Applied Forest Ecology lab of Dr. Steve Chhin in the Department of Forestry. The research assistant will primarily help complete field and laboratory work for a forest restoration project conducted in the mixed-conifer forest of the Sierra Nevada region of California. The general objective of the project is to determine the effective intensity of mechanical thinning treatments to remove shade tolerant competitors and thereby promote the productivity and health of the remaining trees. Prior to treatment application, dendrochronological analyses will be conducted to reconstruct historical forest stand dynamics which will also be related to the impact of past climate and disturbances. Post-treatment responses in physiological variables, micro-environmental variables, and growth and stand development will also be examined. Field work will be conducted in California while lab work will be completed at MSU. The research technician will also provide assistance on other projects in the Chhin lab. This position will be initially for a 1 year period (starting in June 2014) with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance. Qualifications: Applicants should preferably have completed a BS in forestry, biology, ecology, environmental sciences, or a similarly related natural resource field. Preference will be given to applicants that are highly self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and have strong communication skills. A background or strong interest in conducting field based research and working in a laboratory environment is desirable. Applicants must enjoy working and living outdoors (e.g., camping) and possess a valid driver’s license. A cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 in undergraduate coursework is preferred. Application materials: Please submit a cover letter, resume (include GPA), and contact information of at least two references. Please describe your career goals in the cover letter. Applications will be considered immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration please submit material by April 1, 2014. Please e-mail all application material to Dr. Steve Chhin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/6/14.
Miami University: A full-time permanent position is available as a laboratory manager and coordinator in the Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences. Duties include laboratory analysis of stream, lake and soil samples for nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) using a Lachat auto-analyzer and scanning UVvisible spectrophotomer; analysis of carbon samples using an elemental (CHN) analyzer; analysis of metals using atomic absorption spectroscopy; training and supervision of student research assistants; assisting faculty and students in field-oriented courses; operation of field sensor networks; data management; and occasional field sampling of lakes and streams. The position also involves field and laboratory coordination of a volunteer stream monitoring program. Require: For appointment as Research Assistant: Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, chemistry, or related field; three years of experience in aquatic or watershed field sampling and laboratory analytical techniques. For appointment as Research Associate: Master's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, chemistry, or related field; three years of experience in aquatic field sampling and laboratory analytical techniques. Desire: five years of experience in aquatic field sampling and laboratory analytical techniques; experience with citizen science or volunteer monitoring programs. Ecology and environmental science include >40 faculty across multiple departments (Institute for the Environment & Sustainability). We offer an interdisciplinary undergraduate co-major in environmental science and interdepartmental graduate programs in ecology and environmental science. The position is available beginning February 1, 2014. Submit cover letter, resume, and names of three references via the full job ad. Contact Michael Vanni (email@example.com), Professor of Biology, with questions about the position. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013. Posted: 12/11/13.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: seeking a macroinvertebrate biologist to lead field crews for the collection of macroinvertebrate communities, habitat measurements, stream channel condition throughout Northern Minnesota. The applicant will also be responsible for data entry, data management, preparation of reports and the interpretation of macroinvertebrate communities for state water quality assessments. The applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in aquatic biology or closely related field, with coursework and field experience collecting and interpreting macroinvertebrate communities. The applicant must be physically able to perform field work associated with monitoring projects, often under adverse conditions. This may include loading/unloading vehicles and boats with field equipment, carrying equipment over uneven terrain to sites, launching boats, or portaging canoes. Preferred qualifications include familiarity with biological indicators of water quality, leadership experience demonstrated in previous work/projects, experience with statistical packages and graphics, familiarity with MS Excel and Access and experience with GPS equipment and GIS software. See the full job ad for details and to apply for this full-time position. Prospective applicants may contact Jane Walton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the position. Deadline: 3/14/14. Posted: 3/6/14.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Ecological Classification System Coordinator. See the full job ad for details: Job Number: 2014-029. Closing Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Posted: 4/3/14.
National Ecological Observatory Network: Field Technician I, II or III for Salt Lake City, Utah and Tucson Arizona. The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be hired at a Field Technician I, II, or III level depending on skills, education and previous experience. The Field Technician I will be trained in and have primary responsibility for routine maintenance, field calibration and repair of scientific instruments and associated infrastructure. The Field Technician II is the lead instrumentation specialist after initial instrument installation. This role will have primary responsibility for instrument and infrastructure maintenance at tower and aquatic sites. They will be the technical lead performing routine maintenance, field calibration, and repair of scientific instruments and associated infrastructure. The Field Technician III is the shift lead performing and supervising routine maintenance, field calibration, and repair of scientific instruments and associated infrastructure. The Field Technician III will have primary responsibility for coordinating instrument and infrastructure maintenance and troubleshooting at tower and aquatic sites. The Field Technician III will have additional roles and responsibilities assisting the Field Operations Manager with management of the Domain Support Facility, hiring and training seasonal field staff, and acting as manager in the absence of the Field Operations Manager. For details and to apply, see the links above. Posted: 4/4/14.
National Ecological Observatory Network: Field Operations Manager – Manhattan, KS. Reporting to the Director Field Operations, the NEON Field Operations Manager is responsible for managing all personnel and activities coordinated from the assigned field office. Field office activities include (1) preventative and corrective maintenance of scientific instrumentation, field infrastructure and equipment, office and laboratory equipment, (2) field observations, (3) specimen collection, handling, preparation and shipment according to NEON scientific protocols. Personnel management includes (1) selecting, (2) training, (3) scheduling, and (4) performance management for 5-10 regular full-time field technicians and 20-30 seasonal field technicians according to NEON, Inc. Policies and Procedures. For details and to apply, see the link above. Posted: 3/6/14.
National Ecological Observatory Network: Field Operations Manager - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - Domain 11. The NEON Field Operations Manager is responsible for managing all personnel and activities coordinated from the assigned field office. Field office activities include (1) preventative and corrective maintenance of scientific instrumentation, field infrastructure and equipment, office and laboratory equipment, (2) field observations, (3) specimen collection, handling, preparation and shipment according to NEON scientific protocols. Personnel management includes (1) selecting, (2) training, (3) scheduling, and (4) performance management for 5-10 regular full-time field technicians and 20-30 seasonal field technicians according to NEON, Inc. Policies and Procedures. Must have permanent authorization for US employment. For details and to apply, see the link above. Posted: 10/18/13.
National Ecological Observatory Network: Associate Scientist. Working closely with members of the Aquatic Team in their effort to develop the Program and STREON experiment, the Associate Scientist will perform a variety of tasks and will bring to the team a broad range of skills and experiences-as described in the essential functions. The areas of science the Aquatic team covers includes freshwater (surface and groundwater) and sediment chemistry; algae and aquatic plants, invertebrates, and fish; stream morphology and lake bathymetry; stream discharge; and the STREON experiment. The Associate Scientist will work on groundwater well permitting; write sensor related documentation; and develop and document design work for the installation of water quality instrumentation in streams, lakes and groundwater wells. This role will also assist with installation of infrastructure at NEON Aquatic sites. The Associate Scientist will help define approaches for quantifying and tracking uncertainty, calculating error budgets, and developing models for trend detection. This position is located in Boulder, CO at the NEON Headquarters. For details and to apply, see the link above. Posted: 10/2/13.
National Ecological Observatory Network: Field Technician II- Domain 1-Fitchburg, MA. The Field Technician II will perform a variety of technical and scientific tasks. The Field Technician II is the technical lead performing routine maintenance, field calibration, and repair of scientific instruments and associated infrastructure. After initial instrument installation, the Field Technician II will have primary responsibility for instruments and infrastructure at tower/aquatic sites. The Field Technician II will also assist with seasonal and/or periodic sampling activities. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the assistance of temporary field crews. The Field Technician will provide guidance to temporary field crews and perform field and laboratory activities as assigned by the Manager Field Operations. For details and to apply, see the link above. Posted: 8/15/13.
National Ecological Observatory Network: Field Operations Manager - Ozarks Complex - Domain 8. The NEON Field Operations Manager is responsible for managing all personnel and activities coordinated from the assigned field office. Field office activities include (1) preventative and corrective maintenance of scientific instrumentation, field infrastructure and equipment, office and laboratory equipment, (2) field observations, (3) specimen collection, handling, preparation and shipment according to NEON scientific protocols. Personnel management includes (1) selecting, (2) training, (3) scheduling, and (4) performance management for 5-10 regular full-time field technicians and 20-30 seasonal field technicians according to NEON, Inc. Policies and Procedures. For details and to apply, see the link above. Posted: 7/8/13.
National Isotope Centre: The NIC, a division of GNS Science, New Zealand’s earth sciences research Institute, is the premier source of applied isotope science capability in New Zealand, with a major focus on applying the tools of isotope geochemistry to understand and manage the environment. We seek a suitably qualified and motivated person for a position as a senior mass spectrometer technician in our isotope ratio mass spectrometry laboratory. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years hands-on experience in the day to day operation of IRMS systems, the writing and maintenance of laboratory protocols, as well as laboratory data and sample management required for good practice. Candidates are expected to have a MSc tertiary degree in geochemistry or a related discipline though applications from candidates with a BSc and 5+ years IRMS lab experience are welcomed. Experience in the development of analytical chemistry methods and QA/QC protocols for stable isotope analysis is required. The ability to work in a small team, assist in handling client relationships, provide interpretation of results, and contribute to scientists research is highly desirable. The position is permanent and available immediately located at the National Isotope Centre facility in Gracefield, Lower Hutt, overlooking Wellington Harbour. To apply or obtain more information, visit http://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Careers/Vacancies. Closing date for applications is 26th January 2014 NZDT. Posted: 1/17/14.
Nature's Capital: is a small business located in Boise, Idaho. Our mission is to assist in the maintenance and enhancement of the natural capital found in biological and physical resources. We provide scientifically sound, high quality ecological inventory and assessment information and management recommendations founded in knowledge of ecosystem processes and functions. Nature’s Capital is seeking applicants for the position of Ecologist/Botanist. This is a leadership position with responsibility for project oversight and worker supervision. The position duration is six months, but may be extended as opportunities develop. The Ecologist/Botanist will collect, summarize and analyze data on the ecology of forest, shrubland, and grassland vegetation or rare plant species. The incumbent will conduct ecological field inventories and assess vegetation condition and quality. Duties include making observations and recording data on plant species composition, stand structure and environmental factors influencing the distribution of plant communities or species. Duties may include recording, summarizing and proofreading technical information; use of word processing, spreadsheet, database or GIS software; and interpreting spatial imagery or other technical map products. The position will require experience in back country travel; use of basic tools such as a field compass, topographic map, clinometer, altimeter and global positioning systems; and operation of motor vehicles on unimproved roadways. Work activities require ability to walk for several hours in rugged terrain and work in extreme weather conditions. Work schedules will require overnight travel and primitive camping in remote locations. Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in botany, ecology, forestry, range or a related field; one year graduate level education; and one year of work experience; or a bachelor's degree and an equivalent combination of work experience and education. Work experience should demonstrate knowledge of a regional flora and ability to complete tasks outlined in the position description, for example: experience identifying plants using a taxonomical key; sampling vegetation using standard plant ecology, common stand examination, ecological site inventory, or habitat assessment methods; rare plant or noxious weed surveys; or habitat and population monitoring methods. Back country experience may be documented through work history or recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, or mountaineering. To apply for the Ecologist/Botanist position, please send a current resume as an email attachment to email@example.com. Include the job title in the subject line. Please provide contact information for individuals with knowledge of your experience and capabilities. Candidates for the position should make contact as soon as possible. Hiring decisions are planned to occur on or before May 9, 2014. Contact: Steven K. Rust, Nature’s Capital, LLC, PO Box 8662, Boise, ID 83707. Posted: 5/1/14.
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission: Environmental Analyst (Staff Scientist), Providence, Rhode Island. The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP) are seeking an Environmental Analyst (Staff Scientist) to develop and manage the scientific projects and programs of the NBEP. Created in 1987, the NBEP is one of 28 national estuary programs designated pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act and funded, in large part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Will play a leading and integrating role among the many scientists and organizations at work in the Narragansett Bay watershed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Will act as science liaison between the NBEP and federal, state, and local scientists and managers. Will coordinate and facilitate the NBEP's Science Advisory Committee. While the position will not focus on active field research, the scientist will provide the needed synthesis and interpretation of existing research. Will develop, procure, and manage multi-partner competitive technical grants and provide technical input for the NBEP's website. The successful candidate must hold an advanced degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or a related field along with related professional experience. Knowledge and experience with estuarine science and management, particularly in areas of water quality and quantity, watershed management, and/or estuarine ecology. Refer to www.neiwpcc.org for full position description. Send cover letter, resume, three references, and short writing sample by March 28, 2014 to NEIWPCC attn.: Human Resources, 650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA 01854 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/21/14.
Northern Arizona University: The Landscape Conservation Initiative at NAU in Flagstaff is seeking a full time Coordinator for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program that is funded through Summer 2017. Position continuation is dependent upon satisfactory performance and renewal of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program funding. Minimum qualifications are master's degree in resource conservation & management, outdoor recreation, environmental science or studies, or a related field appropriate to the area of assignment AND 2 years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, 8 years of progressively responsible administrative/ coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Please see www.nau.edu/hr for the list of preferred qualifications and full position announcement. Posted: 12/16/13.
Northwest Indian College: Ecologist/Associate Director Salish Sea Research Center (Bellingham, WA). The first year of this position if funded to work on two seagrass projects then the direction of research and teaching will be determined by the individual.. Job Title: NICMERE Associate Director– F/T. This position is primarily responsible for implementing the vision of NICMERE (National Indian Center for Marine Environmental Research & Education) and the Salish Sea Research Center as a renowned research center that promotes development of NWIC students as Indigenous scholars. The NICMERE Associate Director will develop new research programs and obtain the funding to sustain those programs and this position. This position will also carry administrative and teaching responsibilities. The Associate Director is expected to spend their effort roughly as follows: 50% grant funded research, 25% administrative, 25% teaching. This position will be sustained through competitive awards that the Associate Director is expected to generate. Working with the NICMERE Director and science faculty the Associate Director will maximize Tribal College specific awards (e.g. NIFA) and develop partnerships for open competition awards. Minimum Qualifications: - M.S. in Fisheries Science, Environmental Science Biology, Chemistry, Geography or a related discipline - Two years experience conducting scientific research - Experience writing research articles that are published in scientific journals - Experience with writing grant proposals and managing grant-funded projects - Broad interests in the environmental sciences and ecology - Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing - Strong interpersonal skills. Preferred Qualifications - Doctorate in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geography or a related discipline - Experience working with Tribal organizations on environmental issues; - Experience working in Native American communities; - Experience implementing and/or administering research projects and facilities; or - Any combination of the above that the initial screening committee deems appropriate. See the full job ad for details. Closing Date: November 29, 2013 Start Date: January 1, 2014. Posted: 11/13/13.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Post-Master’s Research Associate in Quantitative Ecologist, Reference Code ORNL14-11-ESD. ORNL has long history of leadership in ecological modeling research, including agent-based modeling to support science-based fisheries conservation efforts. This project will use an individual-based demographic and genetic population model (IBM+G) for white sturgeon in the Snake River, Idaho to conduct a risk-benefit analysis of two conservation alternatives: 1) operating a conservation hatchery and 2) repatriating larval sturgeon. Repatriation is a progressive new strategy that may have significant advantages over providing hatchery support in terms of protecting genetic diversity and avoiding removal of broodstock. This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the conservation of fish species at risk and in the evaluation of a new conservation practice. The successful candidate for this position will 1) modify an existing population viability analysis model to represent aquaculture and repatriation scenarios, 2) build linkages with reservoir water quality modeling scenarios for Brownlee Reservoir, 3) perform simulations to compare conservation measures under different future water-quality scenarios, and 4) document and analyze results. Because use of the existing IBM+G model is required to be used to satisfy a Conservation Plan, no major changes in the model can be made other than those required to address the research question. Although this position will primarily focus on completing the Snake River white sturgeon project, there will also be opportunities to contribute to an ongoing project to model the viability of the threatened Snake River fall Chinook salmon ESU and to interact with fisheries scientists, ecologists, engineers and economists that support DOE Renewable Energy research. Publication of results in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is possible and funding will be made available to attend one scientific meeting to present results during the second year of this two year position. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in the biological, mathematical, or computer sciences (or related field) with course work in statistics and population genetics. A detail-oriented work focus and strong organizational skills are required. Experience with C and R languages is required. In addition, candidates with other quantitative skills (statistics, Python, high-performance computing, GIS, version control software) are encouraged to apply. Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Apply: https://www3.orau.gov/ORNL_TOppS/Mentor/PostingApplications?PostingId=510 (registration required). Posted: 1/30/14.
Oberlin College: Sustainable Energy Technology Research Fellow. The hire will play a central role in the development and management of hardware, software and data associated with “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents, faculty, students and facilities personnel with real-time feedback on energy, water, and other environmental conditions in residential and commercial buildings and through whole communities. We seek candidates with college or masters degree (or equivalent in experience) with deep knowledge of computer systems and excellent organizational skills who is excited by the opportunity to develop and manage novel technology designed to motivate and empower citizens to take better care of the environment. Review of applicants will begin immediately until the position is filled, ideally for a June start date. More information on the project can be found at: www.oberlindashboard.org. Applicants should review and respond to the complete position description. Posted: 4/30/14.
Ohio State University: GIS Research Assistant in aquatic Conservation ecology. We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant with GIS experience to support research investigating the impacts of land conservation practices in the western Lake Erie Basin on stream fish and invertebrate assemblages. Primary duties will include geospatial data processing and management, with the potential to help develop of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Location: The successful candidate would join Dr. Stuart Ludsin’s laboratory and a dynamic research group at OSU’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (Columbus, OH), which is housed within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Opportunities to interact with state (e.g., Ohio Division of Wildlife) and non-governmental (The Nature Conservancy) partners would exist. Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in the biological, environmental, or aquatic sciences, geography, or a related field and be proficient with MS Office and ESRI GIS software (QGIS also is acceptable). While not required, we desire candidates with strong quantitative skills, hydrological modeling experience (e.g., SWAT or SPARROW), a familiarity with relevant data sources (e.g., NHDPlus), and knowledge of conservation issues related to stream ecosystems. Salary & Benefits: $12.67-13.67 per hour plus benefits. Support for the position exists for 1.5 years. Closing Date: November 15, 2013 or until the position is filled. How to Apply: Send a cover letter, CV (or resume), and contact information for three references electronically as a single PDF to Dr. Conor Keitzer (email@example.com). Please put the “GIS Research Assistant” in the subject line. Contact: For additional information, contact Dr. Conor Keitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Stuart Ludsin (email@example.com). Posted: 11/5/13.
Ohio State University: A Research Assistant 2 position is currently available in the Gardiner Laboratory in the area of urban ecology focused on vacant land ecosystem management. This project will establish a large-scale field experiment to examine how patch composition and landscape configuration influence predator resource partitioning and resource capture. The position will be based in Wooster, OH at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Research will be conducted in Cleveland, OH within a network of 64 vacant lot sites assigned to one of eight plant community treatments with the goal of informing ecologically-based future greenspace design. Requirements: B.S. degree in Ecology, Biology, Entomology, or related fields is required. Candidates with experience in landscaping, GIS, PCR methods, and/or plant and insect identification skills are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about this opportunity please contact Dr. Mary Gardiner (firstname.lastname@example.org). This position is officially posted on http://jobs.osu.edu/ and applications should be submitted via this site. Posted: 7/17/13.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology: The Economo Lab is seeking qualified applicants for two Research Technician positions. OIST is a newly established international graduate university located in the resort area of Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan, and offers a high quality of life and good working conditions in an international environment. Logistical and financial assistance with relocation will be provided, along with a competitive salary and benefits package. OIST is an English-language working environment and knowledge of English is required, knowledge of Japanese is helpful but not necessary. The lab works at the interface of ecology, evolution, and natural history, with an empirical focus on ant biodiversity. We use a variety of approaches to understanding the biodiversity of communities, including field expeditions, collections-based research, 3D imaging and morphometrics, phylogenetics, large-scale databasing, ecological genomics, computational modeling, and quantitative theory. Research Technician: The chosen candidate will manage a research collection of ant specimens, including mounting, labeling, sorting, databasing, measurement, and imaging, as well as supervising students and assistants to perform these tasks. The individual will also perform in various scientific duties in support of lab research projects including data collection and analysis, image processing, DNA extraction and sequencing, and field work. Other duties include assisting in laboratory management including ordering and maintenance/organization of lab equipment, and participation in outreach activities. Qualifications: A BS/MS in Biology or a related field, scientific research experience, familiarity with databases and handling scientific data, and basic computer skills are required. Experience working with biodiversity collections, and/or experience with molecular techniques and DNA sequencing are highly desirable, but not required. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to focus and good organizational skills, and be proficient at multitasking, prioritizing responsibilities, time management, and an ability to interact with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment. Research Computing Technician: The hired individual will be responsible for computational support of lab research including; designing and maintaining research databases, maintaining lab websites, assist with design and maintenance of data analysis pipelines, application support for utilizing HPC resources, and desktop support to lab members. In addition, there are opportunities lead or participate in development of new technologies that facilitate and accelerate biodiversity research. Qualifications: A BS/MS in science or technical fields, and experience with scientific research computing is required. As this position is not tied to a single application or task, the ideal candidate would have a good baseline of programming and scripting skills, including familiarity with both compiled (e.g. C/C++) and interpreted (R, Matlab, Python) languages, and ability to learn independently. Proficiency with Linux, SQL-based database design and administration, and at least basic familiarity with server administration are required. Experience with one or more of the following would be highly desirable but is not required; GIS, bioinformatics, ecoinformatics, parallel computing, and statistical computing. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and list of three references with contact information to email@example.com. Informal inquiries are also welcome at the same address. Posted: 8/20/13.
Operation Wallacea: Biodiversity Research Presenter. Operation Wallacea is an organization that supports a network of 200+ academics for long term biodiversity research programs in 14 countries (Honduras, Mexico, Guyana, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominica, South Africa, Madagascar, Romania, France, Greece, China, Indonesia) has a vacancy for a Biodiversity Research Presenter. The research programs are funded by volunteer tuition fees paid by individual university students or groups of high school students accompanied by teachers, and a presenter is needed to explain the science and research outputs to these groups. The role would be based in Staunton, Virginia but would involve extensive travel around the US and to the research sites overseas. The post would start on 1 September 2014 but would require the successful applicant to join one of the research programs in the field from early June 2014 with all expenses paid. The role of the Biodiversity Research Presenter would be: - To assist with the biodiversity research program in the field each June to August period - To give a summary lecture of the biodiversity research to undergraduates in various universities from mid September to mid October each year - To give in-class lectures on biodiversity survey techniques used on the research programs in high schools around the US - To meet with teachers around the US to explain about the research programs and how students can become involved and would benefit from this participation The skills, qualifications and attributes needed are: - Good presentational and writing skills - Well organised and able to manage their time very effectively - Able to work on their own for long periods and be able to travel extensively - At least Masters level in a relevant academic field The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2014 and interviews will be held via Skype on Friday, May 9th for a possible start date at one of the overseas research sites for a 6 week period from mid June. Applicants need to send their resumes and requests for the application questionnaire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Sara Carlson, Director of Opwall USA, PO Box 3068, Staunton, VA. Posted: 4/18/14.
The Organic Center: we are currently seeking a Science Project Specialist to aid in grant writing, scientific literature communication, research project development, and administrative tasks. Established in 2002 and based in Washington DC, The Organic Center is a nonprofit organization that is a trusted source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. We cover up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborate with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in our knowledge. please visit the full job description to apply. Posted: 4/29/14.
Purdue University: Aquatic Ecology Specialist. Assist with a variety of fisheries and aquatic ecology research, primarily in a laboratory setting, but occasionally in the field. Duties will include: identification and enumeration of aquatic organisms; processing of biological samples; training and supervision of student assistants; ordering and management of supplies and equipment; collection of specimens in various aquatic systems; and maintenance and operational training of field sampling equipment (including diverse boats). Prepare manuscripts, reports and oral presentations. Develop extension programs and products related to Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Department of Forestry and Natural Resources aquatic ecology priorities. Minimum qualifications include a MS in Fisheries, Ecology or related discipline. Incumbent should be able to identify freshwater invertebrates, conduct fisheries field surveys, safely operate a boat, and maintain field sampling gear and related equipment. In addition, the incumbent should be familiar with logic model and extension programming and possess excellent oral and written communication skills and thereby effectively communicate with non-scientific audiences. Salary: Approximately $40K and competitive benefits. Exact start date is negotiable (can start sometime from January-February 2014). See the full job ad to apply. For full consideration, please apply by 17-December-2013. For more information: Tomas Höök (email@example.com), Reuben Goforth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian MacGowan (email@example.com). Posted: 11/26/13.
Purdue University: Research Technician: Fish and Aquatic Ecology, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Position available to participate in various research and extension projects targeting fish ecology and foodweb processes in the Great Lakes. Incumbent will process samples (zooplankton, benthic invertebrate, ichthyoplankton, fish diets), plan and conduct field sampling, help supervise undergraduate research assistants, and help prepare publications and presentations. Extension activities will be conducted in collaboration with the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program. Minimum qualifications include a BS (MS preferred) and one year of experience in field or laboratory ecological research. Incumbent should be able to identify freshwater invertebrates, conduct fisheries field surveys and safely operate a boat. Salary $32K+ doe, with benefits. Exact start date is negotiable (can start sometime from September-December 2013). For full consideration, please apply by 16-September-2013. To apply please see the full job ad. For more information: Tomas Höök (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 8/19/13.
Purdue University: We seek an outstanding candidate to serve as Woodlands Properties Manager of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Departmental Farms. Responsibilities include general management and supervision of all operations at FNR farms, including cultivation, planting and pruning of hardwood trees, cover cropping, pest control, and assisting with research in natural forest stands. Also involved is hiring, assigning work, and supervision of part- and full-time employees; maintaining equipment and facilities at the farms; and ordering supplies. The successful candidate will work closely with Purdue and US Forest Service faculty/staff in the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center. Note that a background check will be required for employment; the position is FLSA Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime); immediately eligible for defined retirement contributions. Annual salary range is $45-50k. Anticipated start date is November 2013. Applications may be directed to: http://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/ referencing Job Number: 1300783. Required credentials include a BA/BS degree in Forestry, Horticulture, or other closely related degree; one year of experience in woody plant regeneration, breeding and forest ecosystem management; knowledge/experience in tree care, including pest control, fertilization, and pruning equipment; competency with research procedures; strong oral and written communication and reading comprehension skills; excellent organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail; capacity to work independently and cooperate in a team environment; ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions, climb and work at heights of 100 feet, and carry or lift 50 to 80 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally. Desired credentials include a Master's degree, supervision experience, and knowledge of forest management planning. Please contact Burk Thompson, email@example.com for more information. Posted: 7/8/13.
Putah Creek Council: The Putah Creek Council, a Winters, CA (Yolo County)-based watershed group, is re-opening their search for an Executive Director. If you're interested you can view the full job description. Please email EDsearch@putahcreekcouncil.org with questions. Posted: 4/23/14.
Rice University: The Rudolf lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology has one opening for a full-time Research Assistant I position in Community Ecology & Aquatic Ecology beginning June 1st. The responsibilities include managing experiments in the areas of ecology and evolutionary biology in both field and laboratory conditions, conducting surveys in local field populations, identifying aquatic organisms, maintaining laboratory populations, and general lab maintenance. The applicant would be involved in all aspects of field and laboratory work that evaluates the ecology of aquatic food webs. The assistant will also supervise undergraduates working in the lab, so strong communication skills and leadership abilities are essential. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher in ecology, evolutionary biology, biology, or a related field is required by the start date; a working knowledge of scientific practices; and the ability to operate, maintain, trouble-shoot and resolve ordinary problems with lab instruments and equipment is required and work and solve problems independently. Preferred applicants will have a Master’s degree in the fields listed above; research experience with zooplankton, invertebrates, or amphibians or more generally in freshwater ponds; ability to identify animals from pond samples; experience to care for and maintain amphibians and zooplankton; experience conducting wild pond surveys; the ability to maintain laboratory and outdoor experiments, especially in lentic habitats; and use of standard equipment in an aquatic laboratory, good quantitative skills including experimental design & statistics. Contact Volker Rudolf (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Posted: 3/5/14.
Rutgers University: Laboratory Researcher IV. The Pinsky Lab in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources is searching for an organized, enthusiastic, and skilled individual to work as a population genomics technician in our new research lab. We use population genetics and genomics to study the ecology, evolution, and conservation of marine species around the world. The technician will assist the PI in managing the lab and conducting research. Specific duties will include ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies, processing genetic samples, preparing DNA and RNA libraries for genotyping and next-generation sequencing, performing basic data analysis, training students, and maintaining an organized, safe, and productive laboratory environment. We offer an exciting and interdisciplinary work environment, opportunities to be involved in a wide range of ecological and evolutionary projects, and the potential for co-authorship on scientific manuscripts. Minimum Qualifications - A bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience in population genetics, molecular biology, or molecular ecology - Experience preparing reagents/buffers, gel electrophoresis, and PCR - Exceptional organizational skills and strong ability to accomplish tasks independently - Ability to master detailed laboratory procedures - Excellent communication and computer skills - The ability to lift at least thirty pounds Preferred Qualifications - Previous experience working in a lab performing next-generation sequencing, particularly on the Illumina platform - Familiarity with scientific computing languages such as R, MATLAB, Python, or Perl - Knowledge of marine biology or ecology - Master's degree in a related scientific field will be viewed positively To apply, please visit the Rutgers University Jobs website and search for Posting #13-002239. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three (3) references. Please highlight your previous experience in the laboratory. Applications are due by September 18. Interviews will occur in late September, and the position will ideally begin in October. This is a full-time position, initially appointed for a period of 12 months at a yearly salary of $39-44k (depending on qualifications), plus benefits. The position can be extended for at least one year depending on performance. Please contact Malin Pinsky (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Posted: 9/10/13.
St. Edward's University: In keeping with the educational and conservation mission of Wild Basin Creative Research Center (WBCRC), the Natural Resources Manager and Coordinator of Education and Research (NRMCER) will provide logistical and supervisory support in the management of the Wild Basin Preserve and the development and implementation of educational programs for the WBCRC. The NRMCER will coordinate with St. Edward's University and local government agencies on land management criteria in accordance with the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Land Management Plan. Working closely with the Director of the WBCRC, the NRMCER will play an active and supportive role in public relations, coordination of research activities, grant writing, educational program development, and fundraising. Responsibilities: Coordinate with government agencies to ensure program compliance with all state regulations pertaining to WBCRC lands and to work with researchers and educators both within and outside of SEU. Develop the necessary system to collect and maintain records as required. Manage and oversee all land and trail maintenance, including assigning volunteers and staff. Provide leadership in support of educational programs, including mentoring interns and/or research students. Develop and implement programming for local school districts, community groups, and other educational and research entities. Coordinate and supervise community volunteers and paid part--time staff members in their duties as trail and tour guides and assistants at special events. Support the Director of WBCRC and Dean of the School of Natural Sciences to help maintain facilities, including security and safety concerns. Work closely with university departments, particularly marketing and advancement, to facilitate successful interactions with the community, donors, and the media. Perform other duties as directed by the Director of WBCRC. Qualifications: Minimum master's degree in field or organismal biology or a closely related field. Experience interacting with a variety of government agencies involved in land and natural resource management preferred Relevant work experience (e.g. maintenance operations, land management and grounds support). Experience training, supervising, and managing a volunteer force preferred. Experience working with threatened/endangered species preferred. Experience in K-16 curriculum development and/or educational programming preferred. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required. Ability to work outside year round in high temperatures. See the full job ad to apply. Posted: 10/17/13.
Samish Indian Nation: Natural Resource Technician/Outreach Coordinator. This position will report to the Natural Resource Director and will work closely with staff on water quality, natural resource/watershed planning, invasive species control, storm water sampling and analysis and other natural resource issues as assigned. Primary activities will be water quality sampling in marine and fresh water, effects of climate change on natural and cultural resources, and to develop the outreach program as it relates to natural resources for the Tribe. For details, see http://www.samishtribe.nsn.us/employment/ Posted: 12/11/13.
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory: Waterbird Field Biologist. The SFBBO is seeking a temporary, full-time field biologist skilled in waterbird identification and survey methods. The position will run from January to December 2014 (exact dates negotiable) and be based in Milpitas, CA. The biologist will conduct waterbird surveys and water quality monitoring at salt evaporation ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. He/she will also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention Program. Pay is $15/hour, benefits not included. Housing is not provided. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Natalie Washburn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin December 6th and position will remain open until filled. For complete job ad, go to http://www.sfbbo.org/contact/employment.php. Posted: 11/19/13.
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation: The SCCF seeks a full-time, permanent field biologist and sea turtle program coordinator. The biologist is responsible for coordinating and managing over 100 volunteers in the daily monitoring of sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva. He/she will also assist in the monitoring of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and plants. The candidate must be capable of maintaining and building relationships with other non-profits as well as local, state, and federal government agencies. The candidate should be a skilled communicator, possess excellent people skills, and be detail-oriented. Duties: Recruit, train, and manage sea turtle program volunteers; Data entry & management; Respond to sea turtle strandings; Supervise interns; Report writing; Grant writing; Plant, mammal, shorebird, fish, and herpetofauna surveys; Environmental education. Qualifications: At least a B.S. or B.A. in biology, wildlife studies, or related field; 3+ years of experience in field biology positions; Volunteer management experience; Ability to work outside in hot, humid, buggy conditions; Experience with sea turtle monitoring; Familiarity with the mammals, birds, herpetofauna, invertebrates and/or plants of SWFL; Experience with habitat restoration and management; Driver’s license; Sense of humor; Abilility to work unusual hours including early mornings, nights, and weekends; Willing to be on call for emergencies; Experience and comfort with public speaking; Proficiency in MS Office Suite; Experience driving 4WD and ATVs; Able to safely lift 40lbs. SCCF offers a generous benefits package. Please submit a resume, coverletter, and three references in a single pdf file to Chris Lechowicz at email@example.com no later than September 11, 2013. Please, no phone calls. Posted: 8/22/13.
Sierra Forest Legacy: nonprofit conservation organization is seeking a Wildlife Ecologist to provide technical support to our forest conservation and restoration program. Sierra Forest Legacy engages citizens, communities, and coalition members in the healthy management of Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems to protect and restore the region's natural values and unparalleled beauty. We apply the best practices of science, advocacy and grassroots organizing to safeguard national forest lands throughout the Sierra Nevada. The Wildlife Ecologist joins a team of science and policy experts to develop and promote science-based conservation strategies on national forests in the Sierra Nevada. The position is responsible for providing professional wildlife expertise in the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife and wildlife habitat. The position is open until filled. Review of applications begins September 23, 2013. See the full job announcement for details. Posted: 9/10/13.
Smith College: Biology Lab Instructor – Biodiversity, Ecology, Conservation, and Physiological Zoology. The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time lab instructor to begin August 1st, 2014. We seek a candidate with experience in organismal biology and ecology, with at least an M.S. in biology, ecology, physiological zoology, or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and teaching skills. For more information and to apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/24805. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014. Posted: 4/24/14.
Smithsonian Institution: Laboratory Technician - Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and Division of Mammals, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History. We are recruiting at least one technician to conduct DNA analyses in the laboratory at the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Laboratory, located at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. The selected individual will be involved in projects on African mammals, their pathogens and associated vectors, with Drs. Kris Helgen (NMNH), Hillary Young (UCSB), Jesus Maldonado (SCBI/NMNH) and Rob Fleischer (SCBI). The position will involve basic DNA skills (DNA extraction, PCR and standard DNA sequencing), next-generation sequencing (454 and Illumina) library preparation, ancient DNA, and other molecular methods as required. The work will include pathogen diagnostics, host and vector DNA barcoding, and ancient population genetics. The position is available initially for 18 months and will begin as soon as possible following the deadline, ideally by 1 June 2014. Minimum qualification is a bachelor's degree in biology or similar field, or an equivalent combination of education or experience. Demonstrated laboratory experience in one or more of the above areas are required. To apply, email Rob Fleischer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kris Helgen (Helgenk@si.edu) with: (1) a brief letter of application detailing your interests and experience in the methods listed above; (2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references. Deadline for applications is 10 May 2014. Please contact Dr. Fleischer and Dr. Helgen if you have any questions. Posted: 4/24/14.
Society for Ecological Restoration: SER in Washington D.C. seeks full-time Managing Editor for its journal, Restoration Ecology. Perform Day-to-Day production tasks with Editor-in-Chief, Associate Board, and Publisher to assure timeliness and quality. Receive, Direct, Track and Coordinate manuscripts for print/online production processes. Provide Online newsletter support and Member communications. More information and to apply. Posted: 12/20/13.
Stanford University: The Natural Capital Project is a partnership among Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund. We develop tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes. We seek a creative and talented geographer or ecologist for a GIS programmer analyst position to advance the development, testing and application of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem service models. The successful candidate will contribute to NatCap’s ongoing efforts to provide process-based ecosystem service modeling in support of decision making around the world. To date, these efforts have resulted in InVEST, a tool that tracks the production and valuation of ecosystem services, and RIOS, a landscape optimization support tool for watershed services. The programmer analyst will develop, program, improve and apply spatially-explicit ecosystem services models written in Python. In addition, they will gather, create and prepare digital data needed for GIS analysis. The programmer analyst will work in close collaboration with NatCap’s interdisciplinary team, which includes scientists, economists and software engineers, to produce simple, scientifically robust models that have outputs that resonate with stakeholders and decision makers. Our core team is located in Seattle, Washington, DC, University of Minnesota and Stanford, and we have active partners around the globe. This position will be based at Stanford. It will require extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and some travel. Required Qualifications: • B.S. and/or M.S. in geography, ecology, agricultural or natural resource sciences, mathematics, or a related field • Expertise in GIS and geospatial analysis • Strong quantitative skills and proficiency in the Python programming language • Ability to work effectively on multiple concurrent projects • Excellent communication skills. Preferred: • Experience working with large datasets, including raster, vector and tabular • Experience applying or developing social and/or ecological models in the context of natural resource and/or land-use management • Experience with both ArcGIS and QGIS • Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and capacity to engage with interdisciplinary teams • Proficiency in Spanish a plus. One year fixed term with possible extension, contingent upon funding and programmatic needs. Interested applicants should apply online via the full job ad and include a cover letter describing your experience and interest, as well as a CV and contact information for three references. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, Feb. 24. Posted: 2/17/14.
Temple University: Applications are invited for a full-time research technician in the Spigler lab in the Biology Department at Temple (Philadelphia, PA). General research areas in the laboratory include plant ecology, evolution, and genetics, with an emphasis on the evolutionary ecology of plant reproductive systems. The technician is expected to carry out greenhouse, field, and molecular studies. Duties will include: DNA extraction, PCR, genotyping; plant care in greenhouse; data collection on plants in field and greenhouse; supervising undergraduate researchers; general lab maintenance. The candidate should have a BS or BA in biology, ecology, genetics, horticulture/plant sciences, or similar and previous experience performing research. The ideal candidate will have experience with basic molecular techniques (DNA extraction, PCR), field experience, good organizational skills and attention to detail, and an ability to work well with and supervise undergraduate students. Previous experience working with plants is desirable. The position is ideal for a highly motivated person interested in gaining additional field and laboratory experience prior to starting graduate school. This is a full-time one-year position with the possibility of additional years subject to performance review and funding. Please email a letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com. Anticipated start date is mid-January 2014 and can be flexible. Please feel free to email me with questions at the above email address. Posted: 11/1/13.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Pecos: Full time algal biofuel technician position with Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center - Pecos, TX (NOV# 07598) Duties: Helps prepare algae culture media, and monitor growing cultures in the lab; Collection and reporting of field and lab data for analysis and distribution; Helps to maintain large scale outdoor algae cultures; Preparation and care of lab algae cultures for further testing and analysis. Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Preferred: Two years in performing laboratory procedures or assisting in experimental work within the field of specialization. Salary: $11.16 - $14.51/hour. To apply, go to http://greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190058 For questions, contact Lou Brown (LRBrown@ag.tamu.edu). Posted: 3/26/14.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde: Research Technician in Vegetable Stress Physiology - immediate opening for a Research Technician to join a dynamic Vegetable program with focus on water conservation strategies using a recirculating hydroponic culture, drip and center pivot irrigation systems on leafy greens such as lettuce, kale and chards. The candidate will plan, conduct and participate in controlled and open field experiments, use lab and field equipment (gas exchange analyzer, soil sensors, pH meter, etc.), collect plant samples for nutrient analysis, screen cultivars, take phenotypic data, use data loggers, utilize statistical analysis, evaluate data and summarize results for reports, publications and presentations. He/she will also assist students and summer interns in other projects. Required qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, biology or closely related field or any equivalent combination of training and research experience; familiarity with environmental stress physiology equipment, irrigation systems, handling scientific data and basic statistical software; excellent English communication skills. Preferred qualifications include good organizational skills, ability to interact with staff in a multicultural environment, experience with nutrient solutions and fertilizer management. The initial employment is for one year, with continued hire based on progress and financial support. For additional information please contact Dr. Daniel Leskovar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin June 1, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested parties should apply at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/ for NOV#07708. Posted: 5/9/14.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde: Research Technician in Agronomy / Crop Physiology. A full-time research technician is sought to participate in planning, conducting and summarizing field research, assist students and supervise summer interns. He/she will also perform various scientific duties in support of lab research projects such as data collection, analysis, and image processing. Other duties include assisting in laboratory management, ordering and maintaining lab equipment, and participating in outreach activities. Required qualifications include a Bachelor or Master of Science in plant/crop physiology, agronomy, soil science or a related field; scientific research experience, familiarity with soil/agronomy field measurements, handling scientific data, and basic computer skills; excellent English communication skills and an ability to interact with staff in a multicultural environment. Preferred qualifications include good organizational skills, proficiency at multitasking and time management; and experience with common statistical software. The initial employment is for two years, with continued hire based on progress and financial support. For additional information please contact Dr. Xuejun Dong (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin January 2, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested parties should apply at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/ for NOV# 07334. Posted: 12/11/13.
Texas A&M University: Program Manager - Texas Sea Grant Extension Program Leader. The Program Manager provides leadership and has responsibility for coordinating the activities of the Texas Sea Grant Extension Program (TXSGE) and its personnel (currently comprising six county marine agents and five marine specialists) and working closely with the Director and the Research Coordinator as an integral part of the Texas Sea Grant College Program management. Required: Bachelor's degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Five years of program management experience, to include two years supervisory/ management experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated research and scientific writing skills and proficient computer skills. Effective management, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Requires ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Preferred: Master's degree in a related field. Four or more years of administrative experience. Knowledge of coastal regulations, laws and policies preferred along with thorough knowledge of the Texas coastal area. Working knowledge of Extension methods. Duties:. Responsible for the coordination and supervision of the 6 Coastal and Marine Resources Agents and 5 Extension Specialists. Provides technical assistance and guidance for Extension staff activities and programs involving national, regional, state and local issues.. Leads data collection and reporting efforts for the Sea Grant Extension Program component. These reports include but are not limited to the Annual Program Report and Extension progress reports.. Develops, leads, coordinates, and manages an Extension Program compatible with Texas Sea Grant's new strategic plan.. Interfaces with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service administrators, TAMU Department Heads and other supervisors affiliated with Sea Grant through the Sea Grant Extension Program and County Commissioners Courts. Travel required to attend meetings with various County Extension offices and field personnel.. Responsible for assisting the Director of Texas Sea Grant with: strategic planning, new Extension program initiatives, cooperative efforts with state and federal agencies, obtaining grants and other funding. To apply: https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/search, Posting Number: S00124FY14. Posted: 10/21/13.
The Nature Conservancy: The Restoration Manager position is based in Ventura, California and provides high-level technical leadership and support to the LA-Ventura Project on all aspects of habitat restoration, including, but not limited to: planning, permitting, fundraising/grant writing, implementation and monitoring. The Restoration Manager will require a wide range of skills, including the ability to manage projects independently, as well as, track the progress of projects being led by others and coordinate community support. S/he will advance the project's restoration program by identifying, developing, and managing large-scale restoration projects. S/he will manage contractors and contracts; assist with fundraising by writing and managing funding proposals; assist with preserve management programs, stewardship and public access; assist with research, real estate and other general project support; and further the Conservancy's strategic goals through advancing conservation within the project area. It is essential that the Restoration Manager take the initiative to solve problems as they arise, seeking input and equitable solutions. The Restoration Manager should have a passion for conservation and be highly motivated. To apply, please see the full job description. Deadline: 4/18/14. Posted: 4/2/14.
The Nature Conservancy: seeking a savvy GIS and technical professional to join the WA Science team in Seattle, Washington. The Spatial Analyst will support our conservation priorities by conducting spatial and quantitative analysis, promoting data and tool sharing and delivering technical services. Visit http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/ (Job ID #41535) for more information and application instructions. Position closes November 8, 2013. Contact James Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Posted: 10/17/13.
The Nature Conservancy: The Texas Chapter is hiring a field biologist to assist with a variety of monitoring and research projects throughout Texas. Current and anticipated projects include but are not limited to grassland bird surveys (particularly for Sprague’s pipit), songbird surveys in central and west Texas, habitat descriptions for black-capped vireos and golden-cheeked warblers, fire effects monitoring in east and west Texas, grassland surveys in coastal prairie, and monitoring of rare plants. Duties will include preparation and maintenance of equipment, generating maps, conducting field work, data entry and verification, and report writing. The Field Biologist will travel to remote preserves for extended periods and work under variable field conditions. Work will be conducted alone, with other staff, and with volunteers. Roads on many preserves are rough and experience driving 4WD vehicles off-road is highly desirable. The position will be based in our San Antonio office and will start in as soon as possible, but no later than November 2013. To apply, visit nature.org/careers and search for job ID 41395. Applications are due September 10. Posted: 8/28/13.
Trinity University: A full-time, NSF-funded, technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michele Johnson at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Projects in the Johnson lab focus on behavioral evolution in lizards, using approaches from the fields of ecology and neuroscience to study the physiological traits underlying social behaviors. We are searching for a motivated, team-oriented technician to join our dynamic research group. The ideal candidate will have a B.S. or B.A. in biology, biochemistry, or a related field, and a minimum of one year of experience working in a research laboratory. The primary duties of the position include data collection in the lab and field (with likely summer fieldwork in the Caribbean), general maintenance of the laboratory, general care of laboratory animals, and training and supervision of undergraduate researchers. Previous research experience with vertebrates and facility with basic molecular and histological techniques are desirable. Facility with basic laboratory equipment, enthusiasm for working in the field, ability to adhere to safety requirements, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple priorities are required. This job is ideal for persons who have an interest in gaining additional research skills and experience prior to graduate school. The Johnson lab is housed in Trinity University’s brand new Center for the Sciences and Innovation. To apply for the position, please send the following materials to Dr. Michele Johnson at email@example.com: CV or resume, including contact information for 2-3 references, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the ideal start date is May 12, 2014. Posted: 4/16/14.
US Army ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory: The Soil Microbiology Group at CRREL is seeking a highly-motivated candidate for a post-graduate ORISE internship position to join an interdisciplinary applied research team investigating the distribution and function of microorganisms in soil and other matrices to include laboratory and potentially some field assignments. Utilizing a range of environmental samples from soils to ancient ice, the participant will have the opportunity to assist in generating data and subsequent analyses needed for model development, documenting the data and contributing to reports and local research presentations. The candidate will participate in developing experiments, optimizing primers, reagents and protocols, enzyme and protein analyses. Experience with next-generation sequencing and associated bioinformatics (e.g. QIIME), ability to sort through large data sets and expertise in statistical analysis of microbial processes are essential. Qualifications: The ORISE candidate must have earned their BSc or MSc. Candidates should exhibit a strong ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team. Prior experience with molecular techniques is desired. Strong organizational, as well as oral and written communications skills should be demonstrated. The candidate will be co-mentored by Dr. Robyn A. Barbato and Dr. C. Mike Reynolds. Salary Range: Post-BSc at $45,445-$53,950 and Post-MSc at $45,885-$55,580, commensurate with experience. The initial appointment will be for a one year period, contingent on sufficient funding. To apply, submit cover letter describing research experience and goals, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to: Robyn A. Barbato, PhD, Research Microbiologist, ERDC-Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 72 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755. Office: 603-646-4388, Robyn.A.Barbato@erdc.dren.mil. For full consideration, apply by 4 pm on April 4, 2014. Posted: 3/26/14.
United States Bureau of Land Management: Location: Taos, New Mexico. Start Date: Spring/Summer, 2014. Application Closing Date: Friday, March 28, 2014. Internship duration: 1 – 3 years (dependent on funding beyond year 1). Compensation: $18.77/hour, with full benefits. We are looking for a highly qualified individual for a three-year professional intern position. The intern will serve as a professional level staff botanist for the BLM Plant Conservation Program under direct guidance of the office mentor. The position will be based out of the Taos, New Mexico Field Office, which administers 656,000 acres of public land. The intern will be engaged in a broad range of plant related activities within this district under the BLM multiple-use mandate. Pay will begin at an entry level salary consistent with a government pay grade of GS-7 and advance to the GS-9 level in the third year, contingent on acceptable performance. Funding beyond the 1st year to continue the position is anticipated but is not guaranteed at this time. It is intended that the selectee will conclude the internship with sufficient professional experience to significantly boost their qualifications in the botanical job market and may have the opportunity to be hired in a permanent capacity in the office, pending future funding levels. For details and to apply: http://www.clminternship.org/. Posted: 3/7/14.
US Environmental Protection Agency: We are looking for recent or soon-to-graduate Master’s students with geospatial analysis and programming skills. We have an opening for a global change research training opportunity and we are looking for a candidate with a strong background using geospatial software (e.g., ArcGIS) and a firm grasp of at least one programming language (e.g., Python). The successful applicant will work with an interdisciplinary group of scientists in the Washington, D.C. area and learn how spatial analyses, modeling and scientific programming can be used by EPA to address research questions and issues related to climate and land-use change. See the fellowship announcement for details. Please direct any questions to Phil Morefield (firstname.lastname@example.org; 703-308-8135). Posted: 2/19/14.
US Environmental Protection Agency: The EPA Office of Research and Development is seeking applications for an ORISE fellowship (research training opportunity) in the analysis of hydrologic and water quality sensitivity to climate and land use change. This research training opportunity will support projects with the overarching goal of improving our understanding of the implications of climate and land-use change for U.S. water quality, aquatic ecosystems and the built environment (e.g., stormwater systems). The successful candidate will collaborate with EPA staff to complete projects that may include (1) a national scale synthesis and assessment of the potential implications of climate change on water quality, (2) water and watershed modeling projects assessing hydrologic and water quality sensitivity of rivers, lakes, wetlands and coral reefs to climate change, and (3) assessment of the impacts, vulnerability, and strategies for adapting urban stormwater management to climate change including innovative approaches using green infrastructure. The successful candidate will be expected to help compile, analyze and synthesize hydrologic, water quality, and ecological data and information, and to contribute to written reports and manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed scientific journals. More information about the GCAS activities in NCEA. Qualifications: This opportunity targets a Master’s level candidate. Applicants must have received a Master’s degree in hydrology, aquatic ecology, environmental science, or a related field within four years of the desired starting date, or have completed all degree requirements prior to the start date. Experience with the use of scenario-based, ensemble modeling studies for assessing the impacts and vulnerability of water and watershed systems to climate change, and/or urban development is desirable. We are seeking a candidate able to start in the winter/spring 2014 time frame. The appointment is full-time for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of EPA and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a stipend of $62k per year. The participant does not become an EPA employee. How to Apply: The Research Participation Program for EPA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. For more information and to apply, please see the full announcement. The opportunity is located in the greater Washington, DC area (Arlington, VA). For additional technical information about this position please email Thomas Johnson at email@example.com. Posted: 11/26/13.
US Environmental Protection Agency: The Gulf Ecology Division of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Office of Research and Development (ORD) at EPA is seeking an individual who is at least 18 years of age and who has completed atleast a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, mathematics, statistics, computer sciences or related field of study. The student contractor who is selected by EPA will receive hands-on Laboratory experience and shall provide technical support services with EPA scientists under the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program (SHCRP) Puerto Rico Sustainable Communities project. The student or recent graduate will support research efforts directed at developing information to be integrated into decision support tools, including geospatial data layers, ecosystem service production functions, dynamic models for spatially-explicit scenario analyses, and metrics of human well-being. The details pertaining to this announcement, including application instructions, are available at RFQ-DC-13-00075. Deadline is 4:30 PM ET on July 16. Posted: 7/1/13.
US Geological Survey: The Virginia Water Science Center in Richmond, Virginia has a position available for a strongly quantitative candidate with skills in water-quality data organization and analysis, scientific programming, and statistics. This candidate would join a team of water-quality data analysts and project managers to help address a wide variety of questions related to the flux of nutrients and sediment at multiple spatial and temporal scales. We expect that the ideal candidate would hold a Master's degree in environmental science or engineering with a focus in water resources; however we would consider exceptional candidates from other fields, and at other degree levels. Near-term tasks would include data organization and programming (in R), supporting the application of statistical models for estimating nutrient and sediment fluxes entering the Chesapeake Bay from its watershed. A fully successful incumbent would see evolving challenges and responsibilities that could include co-authoring and developing applied research projects complementing our group's current strengths in the areas of flux and trend modeling, urban hydrology, small watershed hydrology, time-series analysis, and analysis of high-frequency water-quality data. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to Jeff Chanat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for consideration. Posted: 2/11/14.
US Geological Survey: Wetland Biogeochemistry Research Technician -- Reston VA. Looking to be part of a research team working in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, tidal wetlands, restored floodplains, and sites across the Southeast? Looking for a fast-paced and rewarding work environment with the opportunity to grow? Looking to hone your laboratory skills? The Wetland Ecosystem Ecology & Biogeochemistry Lab of the US Geological Survey is hiring an entry level, 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. Job duties are centered on the collection, processing, and analysis of wetland sediment, soil, water, and plant samples. This includes the chemical analyses of P, N, C, and other elements, as well as physical sediment characteristics, followed by data entry and management, QA/QC, and report preparation. Additional duties include field work for collection of samples and measurement of ecological and hydrogeomorphic data. 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 frequent travel for routine monitoring and intensive field experiments. Applicants must demonstrate the desire and capability to be an independent member of a team, responsible for carefully completing some laboratory and field components of our work. Relevant experience processing samples, operating autoanalyzers, elemental analyzers, and ICPs, conducting laboratory incubations and microwave digestions of sediments, and excelling in tough field environments, is highly desired. A B.S. degree in a relevant field and related experience is required. Please send questions about this GS-5/6 Term Hydrologic Technician position to Dr. Greg Noe (email@example.com) and see the full job description and application instructions. Closes: 12/11/13. Posted: 12/3/13.
US Geological Survey: The Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona is recruiting for a plant ecologist position. This is a temporary (one year with a possibility of extension) full-time position with the US Geological Survey. The ecologist will assist in several research projects focused on understanding vegetation response to climate and land-use in grasslands and shrublands of the southwestern U.S. Required and preferred expertise: 1) Master’s degree in ecology, biology, earth sciences, or environmental studies (must have graduated within the last year or currently finishing degree); 2) Skills in GIS and remote sensing – including processing satellite imagery, building geodatabases, running GIS models, and basic understanding of geostatistics and programming; 3) Experience managing and analyzing large ecological datasets and accessing climate (PRISM, WorldClim, Daymet), vegetation (GBIF, SEINet, TRY), and physical (DEM, SSURGO/ STATSGO) databases; 4) Ability to conduct statistical analyses and interpret results (knowing R -statistical language - and experience programming is a plus); 5) Experience taking vegetation and soil measurements in the field and managing a crew of biological technicians; 6) Familiarity with grasslands and shrublands of the southwestern U.S., and drivers of vegetation change, including drought, climate change, and land-use intensification. Salary is $38k/year. Applications will be reviewed through November 30, 2013. A start date of January 2014 is preferred. To apply, send a 1 page cover letter describing motivation and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Dr. Seth Munson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 11/11/13.
University of Alabama: laboratory technician/project manager in The Plant Physiological Ecology / Global Change Lab in the Department of Biology. The candidate will manage the laboratory component of a large-scale research project that is studying the complex interactions between carbon dynamics of soils and their soil water holding capacity from the continental U.S. Required qualifications: Candidate should hold an advanced degree (M.S.) in Biology, Ecology, Soil Sciences, or Ecosystems Ecology with experience in carbon soil classifications, porosity, and data management. Candidates should also have a basic understanding of of Campbell scientific data loggers, LiCor Inc. gas analyzers. Support for this position is through extramural funding and is guaranteed for one year with the possibility of an additional 4 years of funding depending on progress of the project and job performance. Applicants may contact Dr. Gregory Starr at email@example.com. To apply visit http://jobs.ua.edu for more information (job # 497417). Initial review of applications will begin on June 15, 2014. Posted: 5/9/14.
University of Arkansas at Monticello: Program Technician: Arkansas Forest Resources Center, School of Forest Resources. Twelve-month appointment, renewable annually, assuming satisfactory performance and continued funding. The program technician will assist Center scientists in natural resources research projects involving field and laboratory work. The candidate will organize field and laboratory work involved with these projects and may supervise students and other workers performing this work. The candidate will assist with vegetation inventories, destructive sampling of trees and other vegetation, soil and belowground biomass sample collection/processing, management of research data, and providing information for presentations or publications. The individual should have good communication skills, possess good problem solving skills, be able to work in a team-oriented atmosphere as well as independently, and be willing to learn new skills needed to meet changing requirements associated with a diversity of projects administrated by AFRC scientists. Review of applicants will begin 8-1-2013 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. Qualifications: Minimum: B.S. in Forest Resources, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management or other biologically-related programs (Preference given to individuals with a M.S. degree). Applicants should possess a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in outdoors in all weather, be able to lift 50 lbs., and be available for overnight travel. Applicant must have proof of eligibility to work in the US. Experience or background in: Forest, vegetation, and/or soil measurement; Vegetation and tree identification; Working knowledge of computers, computer programs, GPS, vegetation measurement tools. Salary: $30k. Benefits package includes 11 paid holidays, 22.5 days vacation/year, medical insurance, dental insurance, a choice of retirement plans, and employee/spouse/dependent partial educational tuition waiver. Please visit https://jobs.uark.edu to apply for this position # 0602090. You must electronically submit your curriculum vitae along with a copy of your academic transcripts, prior publications, and the names of 3 references. For application questions, please contact Rhonda Parris at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Hal Liechty (870-460-1452) or Dr. Matthew Pelkki (870-460-1949). See http://www.afrc.uamont.edu/sfr/people.htm for email contact information. Posted: 7/22/13.
University of California Berkeley: Full-time 2-yr Assistant Specialist Position in California Fire Science Consortium. The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct and coordinate the outreach and communication efforts of the CFSC. Initial review date 2/17/2014. For details see the full job ad. Posted: 2/4/14.
University of California Cooperative Extension: Rangeland Restoration Academic Coordinator I (AP #14-15). The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC, in Browns Valley, CA) is recruiting for an Academic Coordinator that will coordinate the implementation, synthesis and extension of rangeland restoration research developed through the SFREC Director's research program. This cooperative program involves University of California Davis campus faculty and county-based livestock and natural resource advisors and includes native plant restoration and invasive plant management on both annual and intermountain rangeland. Key duties include synthesizing existing research into technical and non-technical publications and assisting development of new projects. This is a limited term, full time position renewable on an annual basis pending satisfactory job performance and program needs. A minimum of a Master’s Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines in Rangeland Ecology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management or other closely related fields. For a full position vacancy announcement, application procedures, and more, please visit http://ucanr.edu/jobs. For additional information you can contact Dr. Jeremy James at email@example.com. To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 18, 2014. Posted: 3/20/14.
University of California Davis: The Cadenasso Landscape and Urban Ecology lab, Department of Plant Sciences, seeks a "Junior Specialist" (research assistant) to assist with an interdisciplinary project focused on ecosystem services in urban systems, home gardening, and lead exposure. The applicant will be responsible for quantifying soil lead concentrations in urban parks and gardens in Sacramento, CA, recruiting study participants, creating spatially explicit maps of research results, mentoring undergraduate students and interns, and conducting surveys. The position will require extensive time in the field, i.e. residential areas and public parks of Sacramento, CA and require coordination of field research. The applicant will be expected to engage with study participants and be able to articulate the goals of the research project to a wide range of audiences, including academic and local community groups. The applicant will be an active member of a collaborative and interdisciplinary research project and must possess the flexibility to work both as a team member and independently. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in environmental science or related field required. Previous field and lab experience required. GIS (geographic information systems) experience and familiarity with ESRI software required. The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge and experience working closely with Sacramento non-profits focused on issues surrounding urban agriculture is desired but not required. Working knowledge of culturally important crops and regional environmental justice issues is desired but not required. This is a full time position, 40 hours per week. Applicant must have access to reliable transportation in order to travel to sampling sites in Sacramento, CA. Duties: 1. 60% -- In the field - sample soil at research sites, maintain a field notebook of sampling locations, and map research sites/sampling locations. 2. 30% -- In the office - coordinate field crews, assist with administrative duties associated with participant recruitment efforts, enter data, conduct basic statistical analyses, maintain geographic database, maintain laboratory/field equipment and supplies, produce maps, update x-ray safety information, and attend meetings with community partners. 3. 10% -- In the laboratory - prepare and analyze soil samples. Closing Date: Oct 31st, 2013 or until position is filled. Salary: $35-37k annually. Application: submit a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Mary Cadenasso (email@example.com). Posted: 10/4/13.
University of California Davis: Arboretum & Public Garden Nursery Manager. This position provides horticultural expertise and leadership for the planning and implementation of the nursery program of the UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden. The Nursery Manager directs and executes all maintenance and operations for the two UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden nurseries. Position provides leadership, strategic direction and budget oversight and manages the Arboretum's plant sales program that is charged with raising an annual income of ~$200,000+. The UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden manages the landscape of the UC Davis campus and creates sustainable and educational landscapes in support of the GATEways Initiative (Gardens, Arts and The Environment). The nursery program supports the sustainable horticulture mission by producing plant and educational materials for the campus and public. For full consideration, apply by September 20, 2013. Apply at https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/, Req. #03010627. Posted: 9/11/13.
University of California Merced: I am a plant biologist looking for a full-time technician to start in late summer 2014 (July 5-August 5). I will be starting an assistant professor position in July. The technician appointment would be for one year, with potential for renewal. In the first year, the technician’s job will include assisting in ordering equipment and setting up the lab, scouting potential field sites, developing pilot experiments, and establishing data storage procedures. Salary would be $34k/year. Candidates must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biology-related field, good organizational and time management skills, basic computer skills (excel, word processing, etc.), and a driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Ideally the candidate should have a working knowledge of California plants, and be able to identify a wide range of species. Additional skills that would be desirable (but not necessarily required) include experience with plant propagation, a working knowledge of statistics, and/or R programming. To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, names and contact information for two references, and a 1-3 page resume or CV to Emily Moran (firstname.lastname@example.org). For full consideration, please apply before March 10, 2014. Posted: 1/23/14.
University of California Riverside: Assistant Director, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve. Under the general direction of the Reserve Site Director, assists with daily operational aspects of UC Riverside Natural Reserve sites James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve and Oasis de los Osos, including administration and user management, facilities and information systems, biological monitoring, research and educational programs, database management, museum collections, and public outreach activities. Full-time position with benefits. Minimum Requirements: Graduation with BS degree with specialization in biology, botany, zoology, geography or comparable field and one year of experience, and curatorial work or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience in collecting, analyzing and publishing scientific data. Working knowledge of statistical software. Computer experience with word processor, spreadsheet and database operating systems and commonly used office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, PowerPoint, Internet, email). Basic understanding of state and federal agencies and regulatory policies that apply to research and land management issues. Ability to learn names of plants, animals, geological formations, places and basic natural history of area surrounding the reserves. Knowledge of management of museum data collections. Must be able to work independently with little direction. Ability to guide volunteers and others in reserve work. Ability to perform work outside, under adverse weather conditions. Knowledge of basic maintenance techniques for electrical, plumbing, fencing, roads and physical plant. Able to stay overnight at reserve site when necessary. Must be able to operate and/or willing to operate all kinds of equipment needed to perform duties. Must have a valid California driver's license, and must be able to drive manual transmission vehicles, and tractors. Skills in interpersonal communication and oral presentation. Demonstrated abilities in writing for basic science and general subjects (e .g., articles , letters , brochures). Preferred Qualifications: M.S. degree in biology, botany, zoology, geography or comparable field. Higher education teaching experience. Experience writing science grants. Animal and plant curatorial skills. General knowledge of Arc Infor/ArcView GIS. General knowledge of, or willingness to learn, alternative technologies (e.g. solar power). Basic understanding and experience in trail construction and maintenance. Computer knowledge and experience to develop and manage Reserve website. Previous experience in reserve management. Previous budgetary analysis experience. For more information, see the full posting. Posted: 2/17/14.
University of Colorado The CU Museum of Natural History is a world-class natural history museum nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. We seek a collections manager with broad zoological interests and a focus in Vertebrate Zoology to guide the continued growth and management of the physical collections and associated resources including archives and paper records, databases, and genomic resources. Strengths of the collection include extensive herpetological and mammal material as well as important bird and fish holdings from the Rocky Mountains, Southwestern US, and international localities, particularly Mexico. Minimum Qualifications: M.S. degree in relevant field (Biology, Zoology, or Museum Studies) or Bachelor's degree in (Biology, Zoology, Museum Studies or relevant field) with at least three years' experience as a full-time collection manager. Job requires demonstrable proficiency with the taxonomy, nomenclature, identification, preparation, and preservation of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles & fish specimens, and their tissues and DNA. Knowledge of care and management of vertebrate collections, including cataloging & accessioning specimens, processing loans, regulations & permits for zoology collections, electronic database (e.g., FileMaker Pro) & Microsoft Office software, integrated pest management, and collection research methods also required. Additional required skills include demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy, excellent teamwork and communication skills, ability to interface professionally with the university, public, governmental & research communities, and ability to manage projects, students, and volunteers. Preferred Qualifications: experience in supervisory roles, vertebrate fieldwork, grant writing, and/or bioinformatics. Duties include: Assists curator(s) in the management of zoological collections to ensure all care and maintenance procedures necessary for specimen conservation; loans; permitting; collection use for research, teaching, exhibits, and public programs; supervision of student assistants and volunteers; databasing, web access, and reporting; museum & local community service; help establish & nurture mutually beneficial relationships with individuals, schools, colleges, universities, and relevant organizations. The collection manager will work with Vertebrate Curator and the Zoology section to develop policy and procedures; grow the collection; write grant proposals; participate in informal (or formal) teaching and training of museum techniques through the zoology collections; aid in shared administrative duties, and develop and implement a long term collections strategy in reference to American Association of Museums accreditation requirements, standards, and best practices. 100% time (40 hrs/week) at 42-44K commensurate with experience, plus benefits. To Apply: Applicants must apply at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/68588. Provide curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references. Position is open until 30 September 2013, after which review of applications will begin and continue until the position is filled. Contact: Vertebrate Zoology Curator, Dr. Christy M. McCain, email@example.com. Posted: 7/25/13.
University of Connecticut Research technician in aquatic ecology. A research technician position is available in Dr. Mark Urban’s laboratory at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. The research technician will manage several grant-funded projects on aquatic ecology, including a project on the evolution of species interactions in zooplankton communities, the effect of the evolution of amphibian populations on pond communities, and the evolutionary ecology of fish in the Arctic. The research technician will participate in all aspects of these projects, including laboratory-based experiments, field-based experiments, and observations. Responsibilities include performing experiments in ecology and evolutionary biology, conducting field work in remote locations, identifying aquatic organisms, maintaining laboratory animal populations, general lab maintenance, and coordination of undergraduate assistants. The candidate will participate in fieldwork and should be able to work under occasionally harsh environmental conditions. The successful applicant will have completed a bachelor’s degree in ecology, evolutionary biology, or a related field prior to the start date. Preference will be given to scientists with experience in one or more of the following areas: evolutionary ecology, zooplankton rearing, wild zooplankton identification, and amphibian research. Preferred qualifications also include a Master’s degree in the fields listed above, research experience with zooplankton or amphibians or more generally in freshwater ponds, ability to identify wild zooplankton samples, experience with maintaining laboratory cultures of zooplankton, ability to care for and maintain amphibian populations, experience conducting wild animal surveys and experiments in remote field locations, and the ability to maintain laboratory and outdoor experiments in lentic habitats. The intended start date for this position is August/September 2014. The duration is for 2 years, with the possibility for renewal based on performance. To apply, please send to me via email 1) a cover letter that explains your fit to the research position and your potential start date; 2) a complete CV; and 3) the names of 3 references. For more information, contact Mark Urban (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/9/14.
University of Exeter, Cornwall: Biosciences Senior Technician/ Laboratory Manager (Analytical Sciences) (Ref: P45449). Salary: £24,766 on Grade E depending on qualifications and experience. The above full-time permanent post is available in the Environment and Sustainability Institute, Cornwall Campus. The post holder will provide technical support in a range of analytical techniques including, but not limited to, analytical chemistry and biochemistry within the Environment and Sustainability Institute. The post holder will also have a more general technical support and laboratory management role across the ESI research laboratories. Roles and responsibilities may broaden and/or change as the ESI develops and as the range of projects increases. This is an opportunity for an experienced professional to join a new research Institute and to deploy their skills on a range of research projects and in support of ESI objectives. The post holder will be an experienced, reliable technician who is a self-starter, has a “can-do” attitude and be able to ensure experimental work is conducted successfully, safely and to a high standard. They will be able to demonstrate a track record of working successfully with a wide range of staff from senior academics to post-doctoral researchers, PhD and project students as well as being able to form productive working relationships with other technical and professional services staff supporting the work of the ESI and the wider university. For further information please contact Dr Adrian Watson (A.Watson@exeter.ac.uk) or Dr Gail Reeves (g.reeves@Exeter.ac.uk). We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements. The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 30th July. Interviews are expected to take place on the 9th August. Posted: 7/25/13.
University of Florida: The conservation genetics and molecular ecology laboratory located in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, is seeking a motivated biological scientist for a fulltime position in Gainesville, Florida. The primary duties will involve generating molecular genetic data and overseeing general lab operation in a highly active, diverse research lab. In addition, the candidate will participate in student training and be willing and able to contribute intellectually at lab meetings. Opportunities for participating in fieldwork will also be available, as the work schedule permits. Required experience: Candidates will have minimally a BS in biological sciences. The most important attributes sought is demonstrated experience with: 1) generating molecular genetic data (particularly on non-model organisms), with an emphasis on SSR marker development, data collection, and basic analysis; 2) highly detailed record keeping, data organization, and data archiving skills; 3) strong inter-personal skills, and a desire and passion for instruction. Candidates with experience in the basic application of languages such as python and/or R, the ability to use Arc GIS, and an aptitude for learning these skills will be given preference. Candidates will work directly with Dr. James Austin, and will be interacting with graduates students and other core faculty in the Conservation Genetics and Molecular Ecology lab (Dr. Sam Wisely). Funding for this position is renewable yearly, upon suitable performance and funding availability. The anticipated starting salary is expected to be within the range of $30-33k per annum plus health and retirement benefits. Funding for this position will be available for early 2014 (February) and qualified candidates that are able to start in the near future will be preferred. Interested candidates will send a cover letter that includes highlights of their experience relevant to the points outlined above, a C.V., and the names and contact information (include email) for three academic or professional references to: Dr. James Austin (email@example.com). Posted: 12/16/13.
University of Florida: A fulltime field technician is sought for a demographic and behavioral study located at Perdido Key, Florida. The position is anticipated to be filled by December, 2013. The project PIs are in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. The candidate will be a member of a multi-PI team (Austin, Oli, Branch, Miller) that is overseeing a large multi-faceted study on beach mouse demographics and behavior. The field technician will be involved in multiple aspects including data collection, data management, training and supervision of part-time field crews. The candidate will work closely with post-doctoral researches and the project PIs, and will be a key cog in the successful completion of this project. Requirements: Minimally, A BS in ecology or evolutionary biology related study. Field experience working with small mammals (preferred), demonstrated experience in large ecological field projects, ability to conduct fieldwork (including late hours), GIS fundamentals, radio-tracking experience, demonstrated data management skills, ability to work within deadlines and work independently, and highly organized practices are all required. A valid drivers license is also required. The work location is on Perdido Key, a barrier island located at the extreme western extent of the Florida panhandle. The candidate will be responsible for the production of figures and tables for project reports, will be involved with data collection, management, and data archiving. Main duties will vary from week to week, ranging from monthly or bi-monthly week-long trapping, radio-telemetry, road mortality surveys, and other behavioral research. The candidate will be hired on a time-limited basis, with an initial 6-month probationary period; funding is anticipated for up to 2 years. The position will be for $16/hr (~$33k per annum), and the position is under the general OPS category. For further information: Dr. James Austin (352-846-0646, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 9/16/13.
University of Florida Range Cattle Research and Education Center: currently seeking a Senior Agricultural Technician/Wildlife Research Assistant. To apply go to jobs.ufl.edu – search jobs - in the work location field choose Hardee. Salary range $26-30k. Deadline to apply is May 5, 2014. Call 863-735-1314 for any questions. The position’s primary role will be the support of the field activities of the Range Cattle Research and Education Center’s – new Rangeland Science Wildlife and Stewardship Program. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, maintenance of experimental plots through the use fire, mechanical treatments and physical structures (fences), conducting and recording field collections including animal and plant surveys, moving livestock and general husbandry, maintaining databases and data entry. The position will also include working in geographical information systems and performing mapping and aerial imagery analyses. The bulk of the activities for this position involve field work in south central Florida pastures, rangeland, and natural areas. Duties will include: 1. Coordinate and conduct research experiments focused on the interaction of cattle management practices and wildlife in Florida rangelands. This will include: undertaking field treatments involving prescribed burns, collecting and measuring occurrence data of wildlife (that may at times include trapping/handling and tagging of a variety of wildlife), and plants; moving cattle on rotation for specific research projects. 2. Supervise and maintain rangeland areas under the direction of the Rangeland Scientist and Ranch Manager, which includes use of prescribed burning (burn boss certification must be acquired), preparation for burning, potential brush management, and fence maintenance. Responsible for coordinating and supervising activities in the field including: teaching graduate students field techniques, animal handling procedures, and proper health and safety procedures during these activities. 3. Maintain process and enter monitoring/research data into appropriate databases for subsequent analyses. Types of data needing processing will include aerial imagery, game camera photography, GPS locations and boundaries. Responsible for upkeep of laboratory, storage, and field equipment, including cleaning and organizing repairs as needed. Required: 1. Demonstrated interest and experience identifying or working with wildlife in the outdoors and on research projects 2. Demonstrated ability to communicate science with a broad array of stakeholders Preferred: 1. Experience working in a ranching environment 2. Experience especially with ArcGIS, databases and spreadsheets The position is fulltime 40 hr week. Normal hours are 8-5 M-F, however, work hours may be amended to meet the schedule of the employee, or to meet the expectations of particular research projects (e.g., early morning bird surveys and weekend work). Posted: 4/11/14.
University of Georgia Marine Institute: The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER program seeks a Research Technician to be based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The selected individual will work as part of the field crew supporting the GCE LTER project. He or she will be primarily involved in maintaining and monitoring a large experiment focusing on sea level rise and effects on freshwater tidal marshes. This includes helping to maintain permits and comply with appropriate regulations, maintaining boardwalks and a water delivery system, measuring salinity in plots, and monitoring soil, plants and invertebrates in plots. The position will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Applicants 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. The 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. The ideal candidate will 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 for the position is $22-30k, and includes full benefits; starting salary is in the lower half of this range. Applicants should be willing to make at least a 2-year commitment to the project. Apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/ posting number 20140042. Applications will be considered starting Feb 3. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Steve Pennings (email@example.com). Posted: 1/17/14.
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo: SapFlow & Climate Station Technician. Regular, Full-Time position with the UHH Pacific Islands Climate Science Center, Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit (HCSU), located in Hilo, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. Minimum monthly salary: $2,459. Duties: Conducts work as part of the UH Hilo Pacific Climate Science Center effort focused on climate science research. Helps with the installation and conducts all maintenance, calibration, and repair of a sapflow system for two Hawaiian tree species found in native-dominated Hawaiian forests. Support sapflow measurements, performs installation, routine maintenance, field calibration, and repair of scientific instruments associated with infrastructure at climate station sites for an existing extramurally-funded project throughout Hawai‘i. For details, go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job” and search for Job ID 13470. Deadline: 8/14/13. Posted: 8/9/13.
University of Hawaii at Manoa: Lab Manager, Fungal Ecology, The Amend and Hynson laboratories are looking for a full-time lab manager/research technician to spend 50% of his/her time in each of the two laboratories. The labs study the ecology and evolution of fungi, and are broadly interested in molecular ecology, physiological ecology, symbiosis, and community ecology. Major work is directed towards understanding cooperative associations between fungi and plants, and fungi in marine environments. The incumbent will assist in general lab maintenance, health and safety compliance, training of lab personnel and ongoing research. Common tasks will include the purchase of lab supplies and equipment, maintenance of commonly used lab stocks, general paperwork related to university health and safety standards, upkeep of chemical inventory and molecular, microbiological and greenhouse research activities. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with the ability to multitask. A basic understand of molecular, microbiological and greenhouse methods are preferred. Above all, we are looking for someone who is personable, motivated and enthusiastic about working with minimal supervision to help create world-class research labs. See the official job announcement for details and to apply. Initial appointment is for one year, with the strong possibility of extension pending availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Start data is as soon as is feasible. Review of applications will begin November 25th, 2013. Please contact the PIs with informal inquiries. Posted: 11/11/13.
University of Illinois at Chicago: Greenhouse Gardener II (Working title- Greenhouse Manager). The Department of Biological Science at UIC invites applications for Greenhouse Gardener II. The main function of this position is the management of the plant research laboratory, growth rooms, and outdoor trial gardens, and the supervision of staff in the preparation and maintenance of plant research and teaching materials within a greenhouse environment. Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: (A) Five years of work experience in greenhouse management and crop production in greenhouse and related gardens or in the operation of research greenhouses and related gardens (B) B.S. Degree in Horticulture and Two years of work experience in greenhouse management and crop production in greenhouse and related gardens or in the operation of research greenhouses and related gardens or (C) Any combination of education and experience as described above which totals five years, with a minimum of two years of work experience. Please view the full job description to apply. For fullest consideration, applications must be received by February 18, 2014. Posted: 2/5/14.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Herbarium Collection Manager -Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute Successful candidate will be Responsible for the day to day operations of the vascular plant and mycological herbaria, under the supervision of the Director of Herbaria. Duties will include: · Plant identification (including fresh and herbarium specimens) of the wild and cultivated flora of our area, using expertise in plant systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature · Preparation of specimens; manage loans, exchanges, and gifts with other herbaria · Maintain and update database initiatives utilizing current technologies · Manage projects, budgets, and staff effectively (in scope, on time) including supervision of student and academic hourlies, ensuring productivity and efficiency of hourly employees · Assist with providing information for technical reports in collaboration with other scientists · Communicate the uses and importance of our collections effectively, both orally and in writing, to a broad spectrum of stakeholders · Work effectively in a fast-paced, challenging university setting. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a M.S. degree in botany, plant biology, or closely related field with emphasis in vascular plant taxonomy and systematics. Must have experience in curating, developing, and promoting herbarium collections and their use in research and outreach; experience with associated desktop and online database management, georeferencing, digitization, and imaging software; experience in preparing content for and delivering training workshops in plant identification or collections management techniques; and excellent interpersonal / supervisory and public relations skills. Must have strong knowledge in plant identification; expertise in Illinois plants preferred. Strong knowledge of and skills in the curation of specimens and collection management software. Salary: $38-42k per year plus benefits. This is a regular, academic professional, full-time, 12-month position renewable annually upon success in the position and continued funding. The estimated starting date is June 1, 2014 (negotiable). Applications must be received by April 30, 2014. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a cover letter detailing qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, working e-mail address, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing. For further information please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, 217-333-6897, firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical questions, please contact: Dr. Andrew Miller, Search Committee Member, email@example.com. Posted: 4/2/14.
University of Kansas: We are hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Research Assistant to support the development of a Center for Metagenomic Microbial Community Analysis. A key goal of the proposed Center is to bring together researchers across the university to advance metagenomics methods for diverse research programs at KU. The University of Kansas has significant expertise in microbial ecology applications in Ecology, Biology, Geology, and Environmental Engineering. Faculty comprising this multidisciplinary realm link microbial ecology to the removal of pollutants and excess nutrients from stormwater, wastewater systems, and soils (Belinda Sturm, Environmental Engineering; Sharon Billings, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Kansas Biological Survey), the production of greenhouse gases in carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles (Sharon Billings, EEB/ KBS; Jennifer Roberts, Geology), the microbial generation and destruction of porosity in petroleum carbonate reservoirs and their modern analogues (Jennifer Roberts, Geology), and the restoration of plant-microbe-soil ecosystems (Ben Sikes, EEB/KBS). Successful applicants will work in this interdisciplinary team to analyze diverse communities using the Illumina HiSeq platform. We are hiring a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with prior experience in any field of environmental community analysis. We are specifically interested in candidates with a strong background in the computational analysis of next-generation sequencing-based metagenomics studies. For specific requirements and application materials see http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/4904. We are also hiring a Research Assistant with strong molecular skills to generate next-generation sequencing libraries from environmental samples. We are particularly interested in an individual with prior experience with metagenomic applications or with any form of next-generation sequencing. For specific requirements and application materials see http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/4903. Applicants should submit the application at the link provided above, along with a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement of research interests and skills. A start date of May 2014 is preferred. Any inquiries can be directed to Dr. Belinda Sturm, Associate Professor, Dept of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review begins on March 21. Posted: 3/7/14.
University of Maine: The University of Maine, in collaboration with the US Forest Service, is seeking a professional staff member to assist in making research data available online, manage active research data, and organize research-related records archives. The primary focus of this position will be assisting researchers at the US Forest Service Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) with managing their research data, metadata, and research-related records. In addition, the individual will also interact with University of Maine researchers and assist with the management of research projects associated with the Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC), the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CSRF), and the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU). The allocation of time on the various projects will be in accordance with position funding. A full job description to apply. Posted: 10/9/13.
University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) along with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a Research Fellow. The selected Research Fellow will join an active group of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students engaged in research projects funded by the Department of Interior, NOAA, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Job duties include: communication of the results of management and research projects and integration of research and natural resource management decisions; development of project research goals through innovative ideas and approaches; assistance in preparing research reports; participation in research group meetings; and coordination of researchers and natural resource managers via telephone, webinars, in-person meetings. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Toni Lyn Morelli, Program Manager of the Northeast Climate Science Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Requirements: The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in an area of natural sciences, engineering or other relevant discipline; Master’s Degree preferred. Previous experience with stakeholder-driven research is strongly desired. She/he will travel to regional project research meetings and may give scientific presentations at regional or national meetings. Starting salary is expected to be $42k but will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The positions will initially be for one year and may be extended for up to two years, dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. If interested, please apply online and submit a CV, cover letter describing research experience and interests, and the names and emails of three references. Review of applications will begin on June 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2014. Please send direct inquiries to Dr. Toni Lyn Morelli by email email@example.com. Posted: 6/6/14.
University of Melbourne: Research Assistant (Palaeoecology). 0.6FTE for 3 years. Salary: $55-61k AUD p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.25% superannuation. The Palaeoenvironmental Research Team is seeking a research assistant to work in our Palaeoecology Laboratory. The Research Assistant will be employed to work on an ARC funded project: “The evolution of the El Niño-Southern-Oscillation in southeast Australia”. This project will use multi-proxy lake sediment analyses to reconstruct environmental changes over the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. The Research Assistant will assist in day to day management and running of the laboratory work component of the project which will involve: processing and counting pollen and charcoal, measurement of N and C, stable isotope analysis, diatom preparation, general administrative tasks associated with the project and other tasks associated with the project. The role will also include some field work at times where there is a peak demand for field work within the project, which will be performed under routine supervision. The Research Assistant is expected to perform the work in a timely manner to enable the project to reach its project milestone targets. See the full job ad for details. Questions: Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher. Closing date: 12 Jan 2014. Posted: 12/19/13.
University of Michigan: A full-time (12 month) technician position is available in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dept, with core conceptual focus on harmful algal bloom cyanobacteria-microbe-virus interactions, using field-based sampling and analysis approaches. Immediate responsibilities will include: weekly ship-based sampling operations on the Great Lakes during late spring and early fall, specialized methods for environmental virology and microbiology (fluorescent/electron microscopy, DNA/RNA extractions, 16S and metagenome library prep, host and virus isolation, field-based water filtration), maintenance of microbial cultures and long-term host virus experiments. Provides assistance in analyzing computational data based on established objectives. General lab maintenance and safety-ordering, inventory, organization, and glassware. Supervise the day-to-day activities of temporary hourly and undergraduate students in the lab, in support of ongoing experiments. The candidate should have a BA or BS in biology, microbiology, environmental science, or bioinformatics, previous experience performing research in a wet lab, the ability to work well in a group, and the willingness to supervise undergraduates. Experience with field sampling, particularly in aquatic environments, basic molecular / microbial techniques, such as DNA extractions, CPR, culturing (sterile technique), plaque assays, as well as exposure to microbial sequence analysis (e.g., 16S tag sequencing, al la Mothur/QIIME) ideal. Technician will work jointly between the Denef and Duhaime labs. Candidates can apply to this position online and are welcome to email Melissa firstname.lastname@example.org or Vincent email@example.com with questions. Review of applications will begin April 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. The position is available for 1 year. Posted: 4/2/14.
University of Michigan: Research Technician: Ecological Genomics of Environmental Microbes. A full-time (12 month) position is available in the Duhaime Lab in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dept. The lab focuses on (i) aquatic virus-microbe interactions, using lab-based culture approaches and environmental genomics, and (ii) microbial biofilms of aquatic plastic debris. Immediate responsibilities will include: maintenance of microbial cultures and long-term host-virus experiments, specialized methods for environmental virology (fluorescent/electron microscopy, metagenome library prep, virus isolation) and general lab maintenance (ordering, inventory, organization) on UM main campus, with likely summer fieldwork on the Great Lakes (possibly Mediterranean Sea). Previous experience with basic molecular/microbial techniques, such as DNA extractions, PCR, culturing (sterile technique), plaque assays, as well as exposure to microbial sequence analysis (e.g., 16S tag sequencing, al la Mothur/QIIME), is ideal. The candidate should have a BA or BS in biology, microbiology, environmental science, or bioinformatics, previous experience performing research in a wet lab, the ability to work well in a group, and the willingness to supervise undergraduates. The position is ideal for a motivated, organized person interested in gaining field, laboratory, and informatics skills, e.g., prior to starting graduate school. See the full job ad to apply; you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Review of applications will begin immediately (March 2014) and continue until a suitable candidate is found, with hiring date ASAP. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. The position is initially available for 1 year. Melissa Duhaime 2037 Kraus Natural Science Building Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI email@example.com Posted: 3/13/14.
University of Michigan: Laboratory Research Specialist, Freshwater Ecology. Salary Range: $30-34k. This is a full-time position. The initial appointment is for 1-year, with possible extension to a second and third year. The position is available as early as January, 2014. The successful applicant will work in Dr. Brad Cardinale’s freshwater ecology laboratory. This individual will help manage the lab as well as assist with experiments that focus on the ecological impacts of biodiversity change in streams and lakes. Responsibilities will include (1) setting up and maintaining cultures of freshwater organisms, including various species of stream and lake algae and invertebrates that are used in laboratory and field experiments, (2) overseeing employee safety training, as well as lab compliance with University of Michigan requirements for environmental health and safety, (3) ordering and ensuring proper installation, calibration, operation, and maintenance of laboratory and field research supplies and equipment, (4) assist with the preparation, set-up, maintenance, and collection of data from laboratory and field-based experiments, (5) use of standard methods to perform a variety of limnological analyses ranging from physical and chemical characterization of water samples, to analysis and identification of biological samples of algae and invertebrates, (6) manage project databases and assist with summaries and preliminary analyses of the data, (7) supervise a small number (1-3 individuals) of undergraduate research assistants. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology, or a closely related field. Prior experience working in freshwater habitats or with freshwater organisms is desirable. View the position description to apply. Applications are due by 12/23/2013. Posted: 12/3/13.
University of Michigan: A full-time technician position is available in the Baucom lab in the EEB Dept. General research in the laboratory addresses plant adaptation to environmental stresses. Duties will include working at the University's main campus, in the nearby greenhouses, at nearby field sites, and may include some travel for germplasm collections. The technician's immediate responsibilities will be to carry out large greenhouse and molecular genetics studies as well as general lab maintenance. Previous experience with basic molecular techniques such as DNA isolation, PCR and cloning is desired. The candidate should have a BA or BS in biology, genetics, horticulture or plant sciences, previous experience performing independent research, the ability to work well in a group environment, and the willingness to supervise undergraduates. The position is ideal for a highly motivated, organized person interested in gaining field and laboratory skills prior to starting graduate school. Apply online; you are welcome to email Regina Baucom (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Review of applications will begin November 5, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is found -- while start date is flexible, the target hiring date would be by the beginning of January, 2014. The position is initially available for 1 year with the potential for extension at least another year depending on performance. Posted: 11/4/13.
University of Minnesota: A research fellow position is available for assisting on applied forest ecology and silviculture projects examining the dynamics, structure, and composition of managed and natural forest systems in the upper Great Lakes and New England. These projects include dendrochronological assessments of stand dynamics and past climate responses, as well as evaluations of the impacts of emerging management objectives (e.g., bioenergy production and climate change adaptation) on forest ecosystem structure and function. This position would work as part of a large research team composed of scientists from the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, University of Minnesota, and cooperators from county, state, and federal agencies in the region. Applicant requirements: Applicants should have a master's degree in forestry, natural resources, ecology or a related discipline, and should have previous field experience in forest ecosystems. Experience with dendrochronology and forest vegetation and soils measurements is required. In addition, applicants should have demonstrated data management and statistical skills and must be willing and able to work efficiently in field and office settings as part of a research team. Responsibilities: Work will involve extensive field work and data analysis, including the collection and analysis of tree-ring, vegetation, woody debris, microclimate, and tree physiological data. This position will begin in spring 2014 and is currently available for 1 year, with possible extension, depending on the availability of funds. This position will involve occasional multi-night travel to research sites in the upper Great Lakes region. Applications and required documents must be submitted at https://employment.umn.edu/, requisition 190134. Attach a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin April 1. Specific questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Anthony D'Amato (email@example.com). Posted: 3/20/14.
University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center: Research Fellow, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. This position will focus on several research and outreach projects based out of the Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC, Cloquet, MN), with responsibilities encompassing experimental design, implementation, evaluation, analysis of research projects, preparation of publications and presentations, and professional training workshop design and delivery. There will be a strong emphasis on communication of climate change adaptation and silviculture principles and practices to a broad provisional community. Further, the Center and this position are closely linked with the College's Department of Forest Resources based in St Paul and its associated faculty located there, at the CFC, and at the North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids. The position may include some supervisory responsibilities. View full details and apply at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117840. Application deadline February 28, 2014. Posted: 1/28/14.
University of Missouri: A Research Specialist is sought to provide primary technical support for the AmeriFlux eddy covariance flux tower site operated for over ten years by the University of Missouri in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The site is located at the 2260-acre Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center (BWREC) near Columbia, MO. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. The successful applicant will be responsible for monitoring, maintenance and operation of the tower and associated instruments in the tower footprint, including (but not limited to), data logging systems, data communications and computing equipment. Assistance in other aspects of ongoing research at the site is expected. The successful applicant should be familiar with operation and troubleshooting of meteorological and other environmental sensors, data logging and data communications equipment, and PC-based micro computing equipment running Windows operating systems. Some physical labor directed toward tower structural maintenance and site research is expected. It is anticipated that the incumbent will possess at least a B.S. (M.S. or Ph.D. is preferred) in a relevant discipline (e.g., environmental sciences, physical hydrology, climate monitoring, atmospheric science, ecosystem ecology or related field) and previous experience. Other position responsibilities include administrative, maintenance, and management activities including facilitating research and supervising seasonal staff, environmental health and safety, and educational opportunities for personnel associated with University, K-12, state and federal agencies, and other entities at the BWREC. For additional information please contact Dr. Jason Hubbart, HubbartJ@missouri.edu. Please apply online at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/, Job ID: 12604. Deadline: 3/6/14. Posted: 3/5/14.
University of Montana: Botany Program Manager. The Montana Natural Heritage Program (MTNHP) serves as the state's principal source of information on species, habitats and landscapes of conservation concern. The Program Botanist develops information and partnerships that support effective management of Montana's plant species of concern and their habitats. S/He works with botanists in partner agencies and institutions to identify and accurately rank species of concern, and to assemble information on their distribution, status, ecology and management. The Program Botanist provides technical and scientific leadership in the development, analysis, dissemination and application of botanical information for the Natural Heritage Program. Primary duties include designing, conducting and securing support for inventory and applied research, coordinating the collection, management and analysis of botanical information, project administration, preparing reports and other information products, developing spatial, tabular and image databases, building collaboration among agencies, ecologists and others, strategic planning and program development, and providing consultation and expertise on species' status, management, research and conservation. May supervise part-time, seasonal employees or contractors as needed. For full consideration, submit application materials online by May 15, 2014. Applications received after 5/15 may be considered. Apply at: http://umjobs.silkroad.com (Tracking Code 911-254). Posted: 4/16/14.
University of Nebraska at Omaha: The Department of Biology seeks a full time research assistant to support a variety of ongoing research projects related to the effects of land use on bird populations in the Great Plains. The desired starting date for the position will be June 1, 2014. The position is initially funded for twelve months. The salary is $29,993 (annually) and includes benefits. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of faculty and graduate research projects on grassland passerines and migratory shorebirds. The technician will participate in fieldwork and will be responsible for managing and analyzing data and preparing reports. The technician will possess strong communication and teamwork skills, the ability to work closely with private landowners and other stakeholders, and the ability to maintain accurate and organized records. A Masters degree in biology, biostatistics, wildlife ecology, or related field including experience in conducting research, analyzing data, and preparing results for publication; or a Bachelors' degree in biology, biostatistics, wildlife ecology, or related field plus 1 year experience conducting and analyzing field-based ecological research is required. The position involves occasional travel and a valid drivers license is required. Desirable candidates will have prior fieldwork experience with wild birds, experience supervising field technicians, and experience using a range of software tools such as Program MARK, R, Program DISTANCE, and ArcGIS to prepare publication-quality results. Applicants must submit an online application - click on Current Job Openings (in red). Scroll down and search for "Research Assistant Biology" to locate the online application for the position. Applicants should upload a cover letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions contact: Dr. L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/28/14.
University of Nevada: We seek a Rangeland Ecologist to assist with a cooperative project with the USDA ARS Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit that quantifies salinity mobilization and transport processes on western rangelands. The incumbent will assist in performing field and laboratory research examining hydrology, soil erosion, and salt mobilization and transport from plot to watershed scale. The incumbent must be able to operate and maintain a rainfall simulator, and is responsible for installing, maintaining, and analyzing data from a suite of sensors including flumes, spring boxes, salinity sensors, and weather stations. Specifically, the incumbent will install, maintain and program various sensors to measure infiltration, runoff, sediment yield and total dissolved solids; collect and assemble vegetation and soils information for watershed scale hydrologic modeling; analyze water quality and soils data for preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles, and perform laboratory analysis to determine sediment loads and total dissolved solids in runoff and soil characteristics such as pH, electrical conductivity, soil texture, bulk density and cation ion exchange capacity. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution with emphasis or major in Range Science, Plant Ecology, Biology, Botany, Soil Science, or related field. To apply, go to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/14588 and submit application materials, including (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter that details how you meet the position description; and (3) contact information for 3 references. Close Date: 3/19/2014. Posted: 2/21/14.
University of New Mexico: The Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences has developed a new research and service center to support UNM's research mission. This Center, called the "Center for Stable Isotopes - UNM (CSI-UNM)" will provide centralized isotopic analysis for the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Sociology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences as well as outside collaborators interested in similar research and services. The CSI-UNM is an interdisciplinary analytical facility that serves as a research, education and service unit and is seeking applications for a Research Scientist 1 position. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating scientific equipment for stable isotope measurements, will perform sample preparation and analysis, will organize and summarize data, and assist in the day-to-day operation of the laboratory. Under direct supervision, the person will use fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures to perform routine scientific research tasks requiring application of established techniques, procedures, and criteria. This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; at least 6 months of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. For more information and to apply, please see the full job ad. For best consideration, apply by 3-26-2014. Posted: 3/13/14.
University of North Carolina at Asheville: The Biology Department is seeking applications for a full-time (12 month) Lab Manager/Instructor position. Requires a Master's degree in Biology or a related discipline. Duties will include teaching six contact hours per semester and over the summer while coordinating laboratory teaching and support activities for introductory Biology courses. We are accepting applications until January 5th, 2014. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 11/21/13.
University of Notre Dame: Research Technician in Animal Behavior. A full-time research technician position is available in Dr. Sunny Boyd's lab in the Department of Biological Sciences. The lab focuses in the area of behavioral neuroendocrinology, with an emphasis on control of social behaviors. This is an NSF-funded position to study reproductive and aggressive behaviors in frogs, including both laboratory and field investigation. The lab offers a unique environment for multi-level and interdisciplinary experience. The successful applicant will perform behavior experiments in lab and field, laboratory bench work with typical cell and molecular techniques, and contribute to the daily operations of the project (including oversight of students, supplies and equipment, and data management). A Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline is required. Prior experience in animal behavior and/or neuroscience research is preferred but not required. Experience with and/or interest in modeling approaches to behavior research questions is a plus. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit: (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter explaining your background, interest and qualifications for the position, and (3) contact information for three references. Contact Sunny Boyd (email@example.com) for inquiries. Sunny K. Boyd, Professor of Biological Sciences, Galvin Life Sciences Building #268, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Phone 574-631-5021. Posted: 4/16/14.
University of Notre Dame: A full-time research technician position is available in Beth Archie’s lab in the Biology Department. Members of the Archie Lab study the evolution of animal behavior using tools from microbial ecology, disease ecology, immunology, and population genetics. For more information see the Amboseli Baboon Research Project. The position will involve 50% research and 50% data and lab management. The successful applicant will contribute to a long-term database on parasitology, perform genetics bench work, organize and curate a collection of biological samples, help manage data, and assist in day-to-day running of the lab (e.g. ordering supplies, helping students). A Bachelor’s degree in biology, or a related discipline, is required. Successful applicants will be detail oriented, eager to learn new techniques, and enthusiastic about biology and working in an academic lab environment. Prior experience with parasitology and/or basic genetic techniques (e.g., DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis) is preferred, but not required. The position can begin as early as April 2014, but there is flexibility in the start. Applications will be considered starting 1 March 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants should apply online at http://ND.jobs under job number 14073. Please submit: (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter explaining your background, interest and qualifications for the position, and (3) contact information for three references, including your relationship to the reference, their phone number, email address, and mailing address. Contact Beth Archie at firstname.lastname@example.org for informal inquiries. Posted: 2/17/14.
University of Notre Dame: A full-time research technician position is available to work with Dr. Gary E. Belovsky on ecological research. Duties: Run field and lab experiments, both aquatic and terrestrial. Enter, manage and statistically analyze data. Maintain variety of field and lab equipment at the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Research Center (UNDERC-East), Land O’ Lakes, WI. Maintain weather stations and oversee downloading of data. Supervise undergraduates in a laboratory setting and in the field. Location of position includes spending 7-8 months in the lab at the South Bend campus, and 4-5 months at UNDERC-East, Land O’ Lakes, WI. Housing is provided on the UNDERC property in WI. Qualifications include a BS or BA degree in ecology, environmental sciences or equivalent degree with previous relevant field and lab experience. Master’s degree is preferred but not required. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Experience working in a research setting is preferred with knowledge/understanding of experimental ecology in lab and field. Field experience in collecting data for aquatic and terrestrial systems is preferred. Computer skills with the following are preferred: Word, Excel, Access, Systat, GIS, web page maintenance, upload/download of data from various pieces of equipment. Valid US Driver’s License. Deadline for application: January 17, 2014. Start Date: February 3, 2014. Salary: $27-35k with benefits. Please apply online. Please include cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references. For questions, please contact Jennifer Slade Belovsky at email@example.com. Posted: 1/7/14.
University of Oregon: Several full-time Research Assistant positions available at the UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Eugene. Candidates having a B.A, B.S. or M.S. are invited to apply. We seek a highly motivated and responsible individual who enjoys participating in an interactive intellectual environment to join us in our studies of genetics and genomics using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and its relatives as model systems. Major projects requiring assistance include the influence of drug interventions and genetic variation on longevity, genomic variation within natural populations, and the evolution of sexual interactions and mating systems. Depending on the project, the candidate will be responsible for conducting large scale longevity assays, coordinating long-term selection experiments, performing genetic crosses, preparing samples for whole genome sequencing, and performing general laboratory management/maintenance. Previous experience with basic molecular techniques and/or the genetics of model organisms is preferred. Further details regarding ongoing research available at: Phillips Laboratory. Initial appointment for one year with salary commensurate with education and experience. Renewal possible based on performance, funding and need. Please send CV and names of three references to: Patrick Phillips, Ph.D., via firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Search # 13386, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by September 25, 2013. Posted: 9/13/13.
University of Pittsburgh: The Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry lab in the Department of Geology & Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a full time Laboratory Manager/Technician/Research Specialist. The main duties include day to day operation and maintenance of the instrumentation in the lab, which will include two Thermo Delta V Plus IRMS systems, both with GC/MS and EA or TC/EA (one each), a Thermo TSQ Endura triple quad LC/MS, Thermo MSQ single quad LC/MS (both LC/MS systems with Ultimate 300 LC’s), a Thermo Trace 1310 GC and 1310/ISQ GC/MS system, and an ASE 350. Ideally the successful candidate will be able to start in early June, to oversee installation and receive training on the instrumentation above, but the start date is somewhat flexible. Details of the position and instructions for application: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/80343 Questions can be directed to Joe Werne (email@example.com). Posted: 5/7/14.
University of South Carolina: The Anderson lab is searching for a full time lab technician August 2013-2014. The exact start and end dates are negotiable. The successful candidate will assist with field and lab work, data collection, entry, and sample processing. The field work includes a study of evolutionary dynamics in a native species of blueberry (South Carolina) and mustard (Colorado). Specific duties will include: planting seeds, watering and fertilizing plants, organizing plants into the proper order for planting, labeling plants and collecting initial size data while in South Carolina, and traveling to southwestern Colorado (the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory) in late September/early October to install an experiment. Addition duties include processing leaf tissue, assisting with a growth chamber experiment, and doing field work locally. The ideal candidate will have some experience hiking or living in high elevation environments. The Anderson lab seeks to understand the evolutionary consequences of climate change, focusing on Boechera stricta (Brassicaceae), a mustard native to the US Rocky Mountains. In the fall 2013, we will be planting a common garden experiments at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, located in Gothic, Colorado near the wildflower capital of Colorado (Crested Butte). We are offering $12/hour for a full time assistant (40 hours/week). We will cover housing costs and station fees while in the field at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, but the lab tech would be responsible for her/his food costs. The candidate must be prepared to conduct fieldwork in a remote location in Colorado for 2-3 weeks in September and October 2013. The application consists of a cover letter your qualifications, a CV/ résumé and contact information for two references, all of which can be emailed to Jill Anderson at: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are due by August 16th, 2013. Feel free to contact Jill if you have any questions about the position. Posted: 8/5/13.
University of South Florida: Postdoctoral Researcher, Technician, or Grad. Research Assistant in Ecology; Department of Integrative Biology. Jason Rohr has funds to hire a staff member in his laboratory. The interests of the applicant should be in disease ecology, microbial ecology, climate change, or pollution. He will hire either a postdoc, graduate student, or technician depending on the quality of applicants. We are ultimately looking for the most promising and productive candidate whose skills most complement our present research team. Please view the Rohr Lab website to examine the research interests and publications of the lab. This position is funded by several granting agencies and thus there is great flexibility in developing specific projects. The start date is flexible, but the sooner the candidate can start the better. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests (<2 pages), and list of references (preferably as a single pdf) to Dr. Jason Rohr (email@example.com) with the subject line of the email reading “Postdoc Application (insert last name)” or “Grad. RA Application (insert last name)” or “Technician Application (insert last name)”. For example: Postdoc Application Smith. The closing date for this position is September 2, 2013 or until the position is filled. Dr. Jason Rohr will be attending the Ecological Society of America meeting in Minneapolis from August 5-8 and would be happy to meet interested applicants then. Please contact him through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP if you will be attending the meeting and are interested in meeting. Posted: 7/29/13.
University of Southampton: The Ocean and Earth Science department invites applications for two full-time specialist positions in Organic Geochemistry and Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry. Organic Geochemistry Technician (Reference: 315313HN) We seek a research scientist/technician to manage a newly established organic geochemistry laboratory at NOCS, which is primarily focused on the application of biomarker proxies to reconstruct palaeoclimatic and environmental change. The successful applicant will be responsible for development, implementation and validation of organic extraction and column separation methods to support instrumental analysis by gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC/MS and HPLC/MS). Past experience with column chromatography methods, especially for compound isolation from sample materials with complex natural matrices is essential. Familiarity with gas-source light stable isotope ratio analysis is also desired. Preference will be given to individuals with a proven record of research involvement. Closes: Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted: 11/20/13.
University of Tennessee: Manager of Stable Isotope Laboratory The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences invites applications for a full-time manager position of the stable isotope geochemistry laboratory supervised by Assistant Professor Anna Szynkiewicz. The facility includes two isotope ratio mass spectrometers (Finnigan Delta Plus XL and Delta Plus) with five peripheral devices (TC/EA, GC/C, EA, EQ, CarboFlo) for analysis of stable C, N, O, S, H isotope compositions in water and sediment samples. We seek a highly motivated individual to operate and maintain the instruments, develop analytical methods, train students and visitors, and ensure safety protocols. Pursuit of independent and/or collaborative research is not required, but will be encouraged. A BS degree is required, but MS or PhD in Earth Science or Chemistry is preferred. Experience with stable isotope analytical techniques and preparation/care of geological samples in all phases is preferred, as well as an aptitude for repairing scientific instrumentation. Candidate must be organized, have good verbal and written communication skills, and ability to interact with lab users of all levels. Although three years of funding have already been committed for the position, the initial appointment will be for one year, with annual renewals dependent upon performance. For full consideration, we request a letter of application, vita, statements of lab experience and research interests, and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will start on November 25, 2013. Preferred start date is January 1, 2014. Please apply online: http://hr.utk.edu/ > Recruitment > Staff Vacancies For External Candidates > Requisition ID 130000013X. Posted: 10/28/13.
University of Texas at Austin: Laboratory Research Assistant III. Job is a mixture of field and laboratory based investigation. The technician will follow the direction of the lead investigator to carry out studies examining the biology and ecology of tawny crazy ants and studies examining the biology and ecology of phorid fly parasitoids of fire ants. This is an excellent opportunity for someone planning on undertaking graduate study in ecology or a related field. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 4/2/14.
University of Texas at Austin: The Hawkes lab has positions available for a postdoctoral researcher and lab technician to participate in an NSF-funded project, where we are examining how ten switchgrass genotypes and their associated microbes respond to six rainfall treatments. The primary field site is located at the UT LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center, approximately 20 min outside of Austin. The successful applicants would be involved primarily in belowground and microbial research in the field and related greenhouse experiments. This project is an ongoing collaborative effort, including other labs working on switchgrass genomics and physiology, providing successful candidates with many opportunities for broad interactions and training. Both positions require energetic, independent, organized, team-oriented, and highly motivated individuals with demonstrated research skills. Above all, the candidate must be personable and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. Applicants should also be prepared for field research that can be physically strenuous, including some long days outside in hot and humid conditions. Travel to field sites requires a car. Postdoctoral applicants should have a PhD in ecology, biology, or a related field, with a good publication record, excellent statistical skills, and working knowledge of plant and fungal field and molecular methods. Firsthand experience with large-scale experimental climate change research is also preferred. The successful applicant will be responsible for data collection and analysis of belowground plant and fungal measurements, maintenance of climate change experiments, and set up of greenhouse experiments. Opportunities for undergraduate mentoring will also be afforded. Lab technician applicants should have a BA/BS or MS degree in ecology, biology, or a related field, and experience with managing large-scale field experiments. Primary responsibilities will include maintenance of climate change experiments, data collection, and quality control. Candidates should have some experience using the following equipment: dataloggers, soil probes, LICOR 8100 soil flux system, gas chromatograph, and total carbon/nitrogen analyzer. Other duties will include collection and analysis of plants and soils and general lab tasks such as ordering supplies and managing undergraduates. Applicants interested in either position should send a single pdf file containing a letter of interest, CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Christine Hawkes at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin July 20 and continue until the position is filled. Support is initially for one year. Start date between August 15 and September 1, 2013. Posted: 7/17/13.
University of Texas Marine Science Institute: Research Scientist Associate I. Funding is anticipated for a multi-year project that will study the movements of Weddell seals in Antarctica. Spatial and environmental data and video will be collected using bio-logging technology (archival instruments attached to animals). This position will be responsible for processing, managing, and analyzing those data. Data processing uses Matlab and R code for converting raw data streams into meaningful information and reconstructing 3-dimensional positions of seals while they were underwater. Those products are then geo-referenced and used during data analysis to respond to queries from the lead investigator. Additional Matlab, R, or other coding will be required. Knowledge of statistical analysis is also beneficial. The position will begin as soon as possible and last at least 3 years. Further details and applications are available at the full job ad For specific information, contact Dr. Lee A. Fuiman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/6/14.
University of Utah: Instrument Technician (Research Analyst). The researcher will assist a team of Environmental Earth Scientists with laboratory and field experiments involving land-atmosphere exchange of atmospheric trace gases, particularly carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane. Laboratory duties will primarily include 1) analytical management of infrared spectroscopy instrumentation for measurement of atmospheric trace gases and their stable isotopes, 2) design, construction, and maintenance of field and laboratory gas analysis and data collection systems, 3) stable isotope and other analyses of gases, plants, soils, and water, 4) data analysis, and 5) interaction with and training of students and postdoctoral scientists. Field research will take place in Salt Lake City and the surrounding Wasatch Mountains, in Colorado, and other sites. Field work may involve a few one-week trips per year plus more frequent travel to maintain continuous measurements (2 days every few weeks). Field work will sometimes physical effort with long hours in adverse conditions. Minimum Requirements: 1) a Bachelors degree in science or engineering, 2) demonstrated experience with analytical instrumentation, 3) proficiency with PC computers, 4) computer programming experience, 4) strong communication and quantitative skills, and 5) self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Preferred Qualifications: 1) a Masters degree with research experience/thesis in some aspect of Environmental Earth Science, 2) experience with isotope ratio infrared spectroscopy (IRIS) and/or isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), 3) Matlab or similar programming experience, 4) datalogger programming experience, and 5) basic electronics knowledge. This is a full-time, grant funded position with an initial appointment of 6 months and potential for repeated renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Review of applicants will begin Sept 1, 2013; the position will remain open until filled. To apply, go to http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/25479. For more information contact Dr. Dave Bowling, Associate Professor Dept. of Biology, University of Utah email@example.com. Posted: 7/29/13.
University of Vermont: There is an immediate opening for a watershed science technician with expertise and experience in deployment and maintenance of optical sensors in riverine environments. The successful applicant’s primary job will be to provide technical assistance in the development, deployment and maintenance of an in-situ optical sensor water quality network that is being developed by the states of Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware with collaborative Track-2 funding from NSF EPSCoR (Research on Adaptation to Climate Change and NEWRnet). The ideal candidate will have significant experience monitoring watershed biogeochemistry using in-situ optical water quality sensors (UV and/or fluorescence-based sensors for nitrate and DOC proxies) coupled with an interest in both local and regional water quality issues. Frequent visits to field sites to maintain the Vermont sensor array and collect ‘grab’ water and sediment samples will be required. Strong database management skills are also required for this position. Additionally, depending on qualifications and interests, the technician will have the opportunity to be involved in the interpretation and presentation of sensor related data as part of the large cross-disciplinary team that is associated with the project. Questions may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply at: www.uvmjobs.com (Title: Watershed Science Technician, Posting Number: 0041009). Posted: 10/23/13.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: We seek to hire a lead research technician and project manager to work within a landscape fragmentation experiment to understand the long-term impacts of habitat connectivity on plant community assembly and diversity. The successful candidate will be based full time at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. Job duties will include vegetation and soil sampling, collection of plant functional traits, and establishment and monitoring of experiments to evaluate the effects of connectivity on community assembly in longleaf pine understories. The technician will interact closely with the PIs, Ellen Damschen (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Lars Brudvig (Michigan State University), Nick Haddad (North Carolina State University), and John Orrock (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and other members of the research group including graduate students and local US Forest Service resource managers. The technician will also be responsible for coordinating and managing temporary field assistants to assure the execution of the project. The preferred start date is May 2014, with funding for salary and benefits available for five years (contingent upon favorable probationary period and annual evaluations). Annual salary will begin at $30-35k depending on qualifications and experience. Housing is not provided. Successful candidates will hold a Master’s degree in ecology or a related discipline and must be proficient with plant identification and be able to endure hot and humid conditions and long hours in the field. Previous field research experience, strong organizational skills, and the desire to quickly learn the longleaf pine forest understory flora are mandatory. Candidates possessing background in one or more of the following – botany, data management, field experiments, or field crew supervision – will be especially favorably received. Because the Savannah River Site is a highly secure area run by the U.S. Department of Energy, non-US citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there.Review of applicants will begin on March 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please email a CV and a cover letter describing past experience, why you are a strong candidate for this position, dates of availability, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for three references to Ellen Damschen at email@example.com. Posted: 2/25/14, revised: 3/6/14.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Center for Limnology is looking for an Information Processing Consultant. Requirements: B.S. required in computer science or environmental studies/engineering. M.S. preferred. Demonstrated experience in database design and management is required; experience in Linux server administration is desired; experience in managing and quality controlling near real time sensor data is desired; website management and/or html and PHP is desired; demonstrated personal initiative and quick learning of new technical skills, the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment and excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Principal duties: 50% The NTL-LTER seeks an information processing consultant to assist with day to day information management duties. Responsibilities include spreadsheet manipulations, quality control routines, data upload to database, maintenance of an existing website and online data access system, generation and maintenance of high quality metadata, and assisting researchers in retrieving data from the system for analysis. 30% Maintenance and upgrades of existing programs. Development of new scripts / programs / web applications as needed for new projects. 20 % Basic server maintenance and reliable backup and security management. The information processing consultant will work closely with the lead information manager of the project. The position will require occasional travel to national LTER Information Management meetings. Depending on skills and personal interest the position may include the support of spatial data analyses and/or involvement in sensor technology and related field work. The North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research (NTL-LTER) program studies lakes and watersheds as one of a network of 25 sites established by NSF to support research on long-term change. We are interested in how biophysical setting, climate, and changing land use interact to shape lake characteristics and dynamics over time (past, present, future). Our primary study sites include a set of seven northern Wisconsin and four southern Wisconsin lakes and their surrounding landscapes. Principal Investigators of NTL-LTER represent 14 departments of the U.W.-Madison campus plus US Geological Survey and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The project maintains an extensive state of the art data repository in which many different kinds of data are archived for current and future use. Data collected in this project include real time streaming sensor data monitoring lake conditions, manual water sample analyses, microbial genomics data, data from experimental manipulations, and a wide range of spatial data. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Deadline: 3/4/14. Posted: 2/7/14.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: The Great Lakes Genomics Center at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, is seeking a highly qualified individual to assist in providing bioinformatics support for functional, comparative, and environmental genomics projects. The Great Lakes Genomics Center has been formed to develop genomic resources that will expand our ability to answer key questions in freshwater sciences, such as the impact of contaminants, the composition of bacterial communities in freshwater systems, examination of population changes of key freshwater organisms and identification of biomarkers for environmental studies. The individual hired will manage bioinformatics resources pertaining to multiple on-going, multi-disciplinary projects including development of project-specific bioinformatics (computational and database) tools in conjunction with faculty, students, and academic staff; training and technical support for bioinformatics software; analysis of genomic and sequence data; oversight of computational and informatics resources including software and hardware; liaise with staff at the UWM computing cluster facility. Analysis will include analyzing genomic data including de novo assemblies of non-model species, multiple sequence alignment with next-gen high-throughput sequencing data, management of large datasets, gene and protein prediction, neural network analysis, and analysis of microarray data. Experience in programming with Perl, BioPerl or other programming related to sequence analysis, statistical packages (such as R or MATLAB), familiarity with UNIX environments and computing clusters desired. The Assistant Researcher position is a 12-month, 100% fixed term Academic Staff appointment. This position may be renewable on an annual basis. Apply at https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/15304. All applicants must submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, along with a resume that includes names of three references that can speak to the applicant’s abilities, and contact information for all three references. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Rebecca Klaper, Director of the UWM Great Lakes Genomics Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on August 12, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 8/5/13.
University of Wyoming: Ecological Programmer – joint positions with the Lauenroth Lab in the Botany Department at the University of Wyoming and Dr. Bradford, USGS. We are seeking a technician to contribute coding/scripting to existing simulation software, to manage/manipulate ecological and climate data sets, and to prepare resulting data from simulation experiments. Tasks may include organizing, manipulating, and extracting data from various sources, writing scripts in C/C++ or R to perform required tasks, developing R analysis scripts, improving or implementing requested features to existing C code, and others. Qualifications: Technician must be self-reliant, reliable, have a background in ecology or related fields, and have experience coding in C/C++ (on a UNIX platform) and/or R and manipulating data structures. Understanding of ecological and climatic processes and of simulation approaches in science is required. Full time with a starting date of as soon as possible and lasting for 12 months and possibly beyond. Working place is the Lauenroth Lab at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. Application process: Application review will be on a rolling basis until position is filled. To apply, assemble the following into a single PDF and email to John Bradford (email@example.com) with a subject line “2013 ecological programmer: your name”: 1) a one-page cover letter describing a) your interests and qualifications for this positions, b) your dates of availability; 2) a résumé or CV; 3) copies of (unofficial) transcripts; 4) contact information for two references with firsthand knowledge of your work experience and aptitude (please do not send letters of reference); and 5) address, phone, and email. For more information, please contact Daniel Schlaepfer (email firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Bradford (email email@example.com). Posted: 8/5/13, revised: 8/27/13.
Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage: Environmental Specialist I position located in Scott County open for recruitment. They are currently seeking candidates for a Natural Areas Steward position located in southwestern Virginia. The position will be responsible for conserving Virginia’s biological diversity through inventory, protection and stewardship, and twice selected as the outstanding Natural Heritage Program of the Americas. See the full job ad on DCR's job announcements page. Apply on line at: http://jobs.virginia.gov/. Application deadline: 4/30/2014. Posted: 4/11/14.
Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage: Environmental Specialist II - Longleaf Pine Restoration Specialist / Regional Supervisor #00419. The Division of Natural Heritage is currently seeking candidates for a Longleaf Pine Restoration Specialist/Regional Supervisor position part of a team of natural areas stewards managing the state natural area preserve system that protects outstanding examples of Virginia's natural communities and provides habitat for rare plants and animals. The position is located in Suffolk, Virginia. See the full job ad on DCR's job announcements page. Apply on line at: http://jobs.virginia.gov/. Application deadline: April 30, 2014. Posted: 4/10/14.
Virginia DCR Division of Natural Heritage: Environmental Specialist I, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward Pos #00436 in or near Staunton, Virginia. This position is part of DCR's Natural Heritage Program responsible for conserving Virginia's biological diversity through inventory, protection and stewardship, and twice selected as the outstanding Natural Heritage Program in the Americas. The position is part of a professional natural resource team managing the state Natural Area Preserve (NAP) system, which protects habitat for rare species and outstanding examples of Virginia's natural communities. See the full job ad on DCR's job announcements page. Application closing date: December 6, 2013. Applications must be filed on-line at: http://jobs.virginia.gov/. Posted: 11/15/13.
Washington Native Plant Society: Administrator. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, USA, the WNPS is the State's leading advocate for promoting appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitats and the associated services and benefits they provide. WNPS is currently seeking a dynamic and energetic leader to serve as its State Office Administrator. This individual will both manage and perform day-to-day administrative tasks dictated by the business needs of the Society. The Administrator will also manage administrative staff and volunteers and take a leadership role in managing the organization's financial resources and corporate knowledge. The Administrator will work closely with an engaged and committed Board of Directors to ensure proper business practices are being implemented to meet the organization's mission to promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants and their habitat through study, education, and advocacy. This individual will be an important member of the local, regional, and state environmental community. This is a 30 hours/week position with a salary range of $38-44k/year. Applications must be received by November 30, 2013. Further details, application requirements, and contact information are found at http://www.wnps.org/jobs.htm. Posted: 11/6/13.
Washington State Dept of Natural Resources: Natural Resource Specialist 3 - Forest Inventory Specialist. Open until filled. First reviewed January 29, 2014. Join an exciting team that is using state-of-the-art tools and technologies to supply forest inventory information to a dynamic agency. Coordinate LiDAR data acquisitions efforts within the Washington Department of Natural Resources including outreach to other agencies and landowners. Manage the user interface for the forest resources inventory system and train staff in applications of forest inventory information. Contribute to the collection, analysis, and presentation of forest inventory information. Required qualifications: · Bachelor’s degree in forestry or closely related field and four years of work experience in a relevant field OR a Master’s degree in forestry or a closely related field and demonstrated experience managing complex projects. · Two years of work experience and demonstrated proficiency with ArcGIS · Two years of work experience in contract administration such as writing contracts for goods and/or services and conducting contract inspections. Desirable qualifications: · Familiarity with LiDAR data collection and data formats. · Proficiency using the R statistical programming language. · Proficiency using the Python programming language. · Proficiency with the Forest Vegetation Simulator software. · One year work experience using the DNR Forest Resources Inventory System (FRIS). · Three or more semester-hours (6 quarter-hours) of college-level statistics. · Demonstrated experience in teaching or training in a formal setting (e.g., classroom, workshops). Special position requirements: · Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. · The incumbent in this position is required to travel. · Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire. See the full job ad for more information and how to apply. Questions? Please contact Peter Gould at (360) 902-1369 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Posted: 1/15/14.
Washington State Dept of Natural Resources: Information Technology Specialist 4 - GIS Analyst/Developer. Recruitment # 2013-01-6883-00409. Salary $4,542 – $5,958 per month. Permanent, Full-time. Location: Olympia, Washington. Open until filled; first review January 30, 2014. We are seeking an energetic and innovative GIS Analyst/Developer to join our team in the WA DNR State Uplands GIS Program. This position provides senior-level consultation, analysis, design, and development of system applications, geodatabases, and map services for mission-critical State Trust forest management programs. Responsibilities include: • Designing and creating specialized scripts, methodologies and procedures to analyze, implement, and automate GIS processes involving raster, vector, and tabular datasets. • Supporting the conversion of legacy GIS applications to modern supported platforms. • Managing GIS projects, gathering and refining system requirements from customers; performing data/process analysis and writing technical specifications. • Evaluating new procedures and technologies for integration into business workflows. • Providing customer support, consultation, and data stewardship services. This position provides services to decision makers involved in the management of over 3 million acres of State Trust lands and across many programs (e.g. silviculture, timber sale, sustainable harvest and forest land planning). Required qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree in Geography, Forestry, Engineering, Computer Science or similar degree, with a focus on GIS. • At least 4 years of demonstrated experience in GIS consultation, analysis, design, programming, and technical support. • At least 2 years demonstrated experience in ESRI ArcGIS programming (Python, VB, C#, Java, Flex, Silverlight, etc.). • At least 2 years demonstrated experience in GIS environmental modeling and analysis using vector and raster datasets. • Demonstrated experience in supporting, developing, and/or managing web-based GIS technologies. • Demonstrated experience designing and creating compelling data summaries, reports, and visualizations. • Demonstrated experience managing GIS projects, gathering requirements, and writing technical documentation. • Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication (verbal and writing), and customer service skills. See the full job ad for more information and how to apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Chris Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Posted: 1/15/14.
Washington State Dept of Natural Resources: GIS Web Mapping Steward. Information Technology Specialist 3 - ITS 3. Recruitment # 2013-10-7259-10660. Salary Range: $49-64k per year plus benefits. The GIS web mapping steward is responsible for managing web-based GIS applications for the Aquatic Resources Division (AQR) within DNR. This position will work closely with DNR's IT department developing and publishing map services as well as stewarding and maintaining various aquatic resources web mapping applications. The position is responsible for managing GIS applications for the Washington Marine Spatial Planning effort. It will also work with other AQR staff and state and federal agencies in the development and stewardship of a Washington State Bathymetry Composite Data Model. This position reports to the Aquatic Resources GIS Unit Supervisor. Required Qualifications: *Minimum of 5 years' experience with ESRI data creation and editing tools in the ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Server environments. *Minimum of 3 years' experience writing python scripts for GIS applications. *Demonstrated experience data modeling using raster data models. *Demonstrated knowledge of horizontal and vertical datum's. *Demonstrated experience with java scripting. *Demonstrated experience managing corporate database/reporting applications. *Demonstrated ability to create analysis quality data from various sources of high accuracy, data collection systems. *Demonstrated understanding in Oceanographic principles relating to bathymetry data. Details and information and how to apply, Questions? Please contact Tim Strickler at 360 902-1341 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Posted: 10/11/13.
Washington State Dept of Natural Resources: Aquatic Reserves Program Specialist. Environmental Planner 3, Recruitment #2013-08-6200-08384. Salary Range: $3,819 - $5,010 month w/full benefits including retirement. Located in beautiful Olympia, Washington. Provides operations, implementation, planning and policy support to the Aquatic Resources Division for the management of DNR's Aquatic Reserves. This position will work as a program specialist in the Aquatic Reserves Program in collaboration with one natural resource scientist, and cooperatively with other Aquatic Program and DNR staff. This position reports directly to the Aquatic Reserves Program Manager. Major responsibilities include: Assist in the implementation of site-specific Aquatic Reserves Management Plans. Assist with new reserve development and mgt plan updates Organize and facilitate public outreach and education in Aquatic Reserves designation, planning, implementation and mgt. Develop partnerships for and participate in research, monitoring and education conducted in support of the Aquatic Reserves Program. Oversee Reserve Puget Sound Corps (PSC)operations Identify and apply for grant funding to support mgt of Aquatic Reserves Respond to public information and data requests For more information and how to apply please see the full job ad or email us at email@example.com. Questions? Call Kyle Murphy at (360)902-1073 or Melody Wolf at (360)902-1350. Closes: 11/30/13. Posted: 8/19/13.
Washington University: We are hiring a field technician for our experimental research on the population dynamics of invasive plant species based out of the WU Department of Biology and Tyson Research Center. Our research strives to understand why some plant species are noxious invaders while others are benign members of the community. We examine the interactive roles of plant evolutionary history, plant responses to disturbances (in particular, fire), and plant-animal interactions. The research involves collecting demographic data on native and exotic plants in different treatments and then projecting plant population dynamics. The hiree will work closely with Tiffany Knight performing tasks related to data collection, data analysis, and project maintenance. The Tyson Research Center is located near St. Louis Missouri. Glades, prairies, and oak-hickory forests comprise the 2,000 acre research area. It is home to more than 550 plant species as well as hundreds of insect species. Education: Bachelor's degree or higher. Preferred experience: Applicants should have experience collecting field ecological data, managing databases (including proficiency with MS Excel), identifying plants and insects, and collecting plant demographic data. Experience programming in R is useful but not required. Other critical skills: Applicants should be capable of working in inclement weather and rough terrain, carrying heavy equipment, walking long distances, following directions and working independently, solving problems in the field, and leading a diverse crew of undergraduate and high school students. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to individuals who can start on or before May 1, 2014. This is a full-time 1 year position with potential to be renewed for up to three years based on performance evaluations. Please submit a current resume/CV, names of three references, and a cover letter outlining your background and interests, including any botanical experience or training. Application materials are due March 15, 2014. To view the complete job description and to apply, please visit https://jobs.wustl.edu and search for job title "Research/Lab Technician II" or job id 27573 in the keyword search. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Tiffany Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/6/14.
West Virginia University: Conservation Planner in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources. Position is located in Elkins, WV. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the WVDNR planning staff in revising the WV Wildlife Conservation Action Plan. The incumbent will work with collaborators, conservation partners and agency staff to process and synthesize complex scientific data into practical strategies to conserve animal species of greatest conservation concern in WV and their habitats. A Bachelors' degree in a life sciences discipline and, 2-4 years of experience in conservation planning, implementation and/or management, are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. For a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the "WVURC Employment Opportunities" link. Posted: 10/4/13.
Wichita State University: BIOLOGY Field Station Manager - Department of Biological Sciences Seeking master's level graduate in ecology, biology or related field to maintain the ecological integrity of the departments 3 ecological reserves totaling nearly 600 acres. Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining and securing the field station building used for teaching and research at the Ninnescah reserve, coordination of prescribed burns, fence and road maintenance, control of invasive species, and land management records at all reserves. Successful applicant must integrate these duties with surrounding private landowners as necessary. Responsibilities to include coordinating community outreach and assist the teaching of environmental-themed courses at the field station. Apply at http://wichita.edu/wsujobs. For further information contact: Bill Hendry (316-978-6086, email@example.com). Posted: 1/14/14.
Wild Rockies Field Institute: seeks a talented, experienced Executive Director for its office in Missoula, Montana. WRFI is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1993 and based in Missoula, Montana. WRFI offers academically rigorous undergraduate field courses that develop engaged, informed citizens and strong leaders capable of addressing complex social and environmental issues. WRFI courses broaden the nature of a liberal arts education through experiential learning, teach critical thinking, foster understanding of and respect for natural and human communities, and cultivate a sense of place that encourages environmental responsibility. The Executive Director will provide leadership and direction for our field-based academic program. Primary responsibilities include financial management; office administration; marketing and recruiting; strategic planning; program development; fundraising; risk management; communication with students, instructors, parents, alumni, and partner universities. The Executive Director supervises two office staff members, monitors the performance of field instructors, participates in recruitment and fundraising activities, and works closely with the Board of Directors. The successful candidate must have significant management experience; be highly motivated and able to work independently; demonstrate fiscal acumen and excellent communication skills; and have (at minimum) a Bachelor's degree; a Master's degree is preferred. The successful candidate will be prepared to advance the mission of the organization with decisive leadership and strong interpersonal skills. Experience with field-based teaching and familiarity with conservation issues is highly desired. Applications are due September 20, 2013. Position start date is mid-November 2013. Full job description and application details. Posted: 8/23/13.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: The Environmental Change and Security Program and Global Health Initiative are seeking two Program Assistants to support a busy office in our work on environmental, population, health, security, and development issues at the Wilson Center. Duties will include arranging meeting and conference logistics, managing travel arrangements, maintaining contact databases, and fielding inquiries. Come help bring together scholars, policymakers, the media, and practitioners through events, research, publications, and multimedia content! See the full job ad for details and to apply. Closes: 9/6/13. Posted: 8/29/13.
World Wildlife Fund: WWF's Northern Great Plains Program is seeking to hire a Program Associate - Public Lands Energy Fellow. WWF, the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a two-year Wyss Fellow to engage with the Northern Great Plains team and regional players on responsible development of renewable energy that minimizes impacts to sensitive species and habitats. Where possible, the fellow will also integrate this work with global experts and leaders as part of WWF's push for greater adoption of renewable energy. Ideal candidates will have recently completed their education or are new to the conservation field with the potential to become leaders. For full position description and to apply: see http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job #14031. Deadline: 3/10/14. Posted: 2/17/14.
World Wildlife Fund: looking for a Bonobo Conservation Manager and a Scientific Assistant for its Bonobo Conservation Project in the Lac Tumba Landscape, Democratic Republic of Congo. Please see job descriptions and details on the application process. Deadline: 1/18/14. Posted: 1/2/14.
WRA, Inc.: is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in San Diego, Fort Bragg, and Denver. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture. We are looking for energetic, career-minded plant ecologists, wetland ecologists, and other biologists to join us on a full-time basis. We currently have one opening in our Environmental Services Department and are looking for someone with experience in California plant, vegetation, and wetland identification and someone with experience in regulatory permitting. The work that this position entails is varied and may include environmental compliance (CEQA, wetland delineation and permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, rare plant surveys, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required. This position requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in biology and may require some travel to other areas of the State. Desired qualifications include: education and experience in California plant taxonomy and surveys, habitat/association mapping, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, and mitigation analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. Previous experience is preferred. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "Ecologist." Please also reference where you heard about the position. Close date for submission of application materials is Monday, May 12, 2014. Please, no calls. Posted: 5/7/14.
WRA, Inc.: is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in San Diego, Fort Bragg, and Denver, Colorado. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA, mitigation banking, and landscape architecture. We are looking for an energetic, career-minded fisheries biologist/ecologist to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael office. Sound technical knowledge and the ability to work both independently and with a small team are required. Periodic travel is a requirement of the position. We are particularly looking for someone with Northern and Southern California fisheries experience, regulatory permitting experience, and experience conducting surveys for one or more of the following: steelhead, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, delta smelt, Santa Ana sucker, California red-legged frog, freshwater shrimp, and aquatic benthic invertebrates. Applicants with federal recovery permits for one or more of these, and any other listed species in California, will be preferred. The work that this position entails is varied and may include special-status species surveys, habitat evaluation and mapping, environmental compliance (CEQA, permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology with an emphasis in wildlife or fisheries. Desired qualifications include: education and experience in California fisheries taxonomy and surveys, stream habitat evaluation and monitoring, hydrology or geomorphology survey experience, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, regulatory compliance, construction monitoring, and mitigation analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and 401K with generous match. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three references to email@example.com and reference “Fisheries Biologist/ Ecologist.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. Close date: February 18, 2014. Please, no calls. Posted: 1/30/14.
WRA, Inc.: is an environmental consulting firm based in Northern California, with offices in San Rafael, Fort Bragg, and San Diego, California and in Denver, Colorado. For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture. We are looking for an energetic, career-minded wildlife biologist/ecologist with 3 to 5 years of experience to join us on a full-time basis in our Denver office. We are particularly looking for someone experienced conducting surveys and assessments for one or more of the following: greater sage grouse, burrowing owl, Mexican spotted owl, southwestern willow flycatcher, boreal toad, Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, and/or listed fish species. Applicants with federal recovery permits for one or more of these, and any other listed species in Colorado, will be preferred. The work that this position entails is varied and may include environmental compliance, mitigation and conservation banking/planning, special-status species surveys, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology with an emphasis in wildlife. Desired qualifications include: education and experience in Colorado wildlife taxonomy and surveys, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, regulatory compliance, and mitigation analysis. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Wildlife Biologist/ Ecologist Position.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. Close date: November 8, 2013. Posted: 10/18/13.
The Xerces Society: Central Region Pollinator Conservation Specialist. Applications due by October 7, 2013. This is a full time position which includes a generous benefits package. Under the direction of the Pollinator Conservation Program Director and the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Central Region Wildlife Biologist, the Central Region Pollinator Conservation Specialist will provide technical support and training to conservation agencies and farmers on pollinator and beneficial insect conservation in the Central U.S. This position is in collaboration with the NRCS Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC). More on Xerces pollinator conservation efforts. For a full job description and application instructions visit: www.xerces.org/job-opportunities. Posted: 9/19/13.
The Xerces Society: Pesticide Program Specialist. Applications due by September 20, 2013. This is a full time, permanent position, which includes a generous benefits package. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Pesticide Program Specialist will educate farmers, gardeners, land managers, policy makers, and others about the problems with large-scale insecticide use and promote ecologically sustainable options. The Specialist will also work with other Xerces program staff to advocate for policies that better protect native invertebrates in agriculture, urban and suburban areas, streams, wetlands, rangelands, and forests. For more on Xerces pesticide efforts go to: http://www.xerces.org/pesticides/. For a full job description and application instructions visit: www.xerces.org/job-opportunities. Posted: 9/11/13.