positions lasting less than 1 year, mostly with no benefits
|Syracuse University||Research Technician, Plant Ecology (includes benefits)||4/20/15||3/25/15|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||Wildlife Biologist Internship, Everglades||7/31/15||6/16/15|
|Cape May Bird Observatory||Interpretive Naturalists (3), Migration Counters (4)||7/15/15||6/15/15|
|University of Minnesota Duluth||Field Botanist/Seed Collector for Project Baseline||6/25/15|
|CIEE Research Station Bonaire (Caribbean Netherlands)||Coral Reef Ecology Internship||6/25/15|
|University of Maine||GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst (MS)||6/24/15|
|University of Illinois at Springfield||Field Technician - Franklin's Ground Squirrel||6/16/15|
|Archbold Biological Station||Plant Community and Disturbance Ecology||5/26/15|
|University of California, Davis||Herpetology Job in the Sierra Nevada, CA||5/4/15||4/15/15|
|Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Seasonal Project Asst - Soil Microbial Ecology||5/1/15||4/25/15|
|Duke University||Research Assistant - Gabon||5/1/15||4/13/15|
|Conservation and Land Management Internship Program||Exotic Plant Management Team Intern, Alaska||4/27/15||4/21/15|
|Botanical Research Institute of Texas||Herbarium Assistant||4/25/15|
|University of Maine||Forest Ecology Research Technician||4/24/15||4/16/15|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Technician I - Fitchburg, MA||4/20/15|
|Syracuse University||Research Technician, Plant Ecology (includes benefits)||4/20/15||3/25/15|
|Great Basin Institute||Summer research associates, vegetation monitoring||4/17/15|
|University of Maine||Avian Point Count Supervisor||4/17/15|
|University of Chicago||Summer field assts, ground squirrels, Mammoth Lakes, California||4/9/15|
|University of Minnesota||Ecology Field Research Interns||4/1/15||3/9/15|
|University of California at Merced||Lab/Field Asst, forest ecology & genetics||3/30/15||3/10/15|
|Prince William Sound Science Center||Summer crew leaders and field techs, salmon||3/30/15||3/4/15|
|University of Minnesota||Summer Field Technician: Black ash wetland flora research||3/21/15||3/9/15|
|Purdue University||Field/Lab Tech, Ecology/Entomology||3/20/15||3/4/15|
|University of Nevada Reno||Field Technicians (2), Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Plant Ecology||3/20/15||3/2/15|
|Ohio State University||Research Asst, Aerial Insectivorous Bird Conservation||3/20/15||2/19/15|
|University of Maine||Avian Point Count Research Assistants (4) and Student Field Workers (5)||3/19/15||3/10/15|
|Washington State University - Vancouver||Aquatic Biogeochemistry Research Technician||3/16/15||2/17/15|
|Oregon State University||Field Technicians in Forest Ecology||3/15/15||2/18/15|
|University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center||Teaching Assistant, Environmental Field Biology||3/15/15||2/17/15|
|Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center||Field techs, avian ecology, entomology, and plants (3-4)||3/15/15||1/14/15|
|USDA-ARS||Summer Bird Biologist, North Dakota||3/12/15||3/4/15|
|USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources Research Unit||Ecosystem Ecology Instrumentation Technician Position||3/10/15|
|North Carolina State University||Field technicians - avian point counts||3/10/15|
|USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station||Summer field techs, American elm restoration||3/9/15|
|Northern Arizona University/National Park Service||Vegetation Crew for Southern Colorado Plateau||3/5/15||2/19/15|
|New Jersey Audubon||Field technicians, bird ecology||3/1/15||2/19/15|
|National Park Service||Vegetation Monitoring Internship, San Francisco Bay Area||3/1/15||2/18/15|
|West Virginia University||Seasonal wetlands wildlife field assistant||3/1/15||2/16/15|
|Northern Arizona University||Field tech, Fort Valley Experimental Forest||3/1/15||2/15/15|
|USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory||Summer Research Assistant: Grassland Insect Ecology||2/28/15|
|University of Montana||Field tech, Forest Ecology||2/28/15||2/15/15|
|University of Montana||Stream salamander field asst, New Hampshire||2/28/15||2/10/15|
|Fairfax County Park Authority||Natural Resources Intern (2 positions)||2/27/15||2/19/15|
|NASA||Internship in Earth Science & GIS||2/27/15||2/9/15|
|Purdue University||Field Assistant, Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment||2/27/15||1/14/15|
|Purdue University||Wildlife Field Techs, Breeding Bird and Small Mammal Surveys (7)||2/27/15||1/14/15|
|SUNY-ESF||New England Cottontail Trapping and Telemetry Technicians||2/25/15||2/9/15|
|University of Vermont||Summer Field Assistant, Stream Ecology, Alaska||2/23/15||2/16/15|
|Oregon State University||Forest Ecology Research in the Pacific Northwest||2/22/15||2/15/15|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Seasonal Field Technicians – Multiple Locations||2/21/15|
|University of Idaho||Field Tech, plants||2/20/15||2/15/15|
|University of Illinois||Plant Ecology Seasonal Field Assistant (Drought tolerance post-fire)||2/20/15||1/14/15|
|Denver Botanic Gardens||Botany Seasonal||2/19/15|
|Pennsylvania State University||Avian Point Count Technician||2/15/15||1/18/15|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer Research Asst, saltmarsh ecosystem ecology||2/11/15|
|Pennsylvania State University||Forest Monitoring Technician||2/11/15||1/14/15|
|University of California at Berkeley||Technician, long-term food web and climate change study||2/6/15||1/10/15|
|University of California at Berkeley||Crew Leader, long-term food web and climate change study||2/6/15||1/10/15|
|Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Seasonal Project Assts, Lyme disease ecology||2/3/15||1/22/15|
|USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station||Biological Science Technicians (Botany)||2/2/15||1/11/15|
|Marine Biological Laboratory/Wilkes University||Research Assistant/Technician in arctic tundra ecosystem science||2/1/15||1/18/15|
|Minnesota Pollution Control Agency||Aquatic biomonitoring surveys on rivers and streams||2/1/15||1/18/15|
|Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge||Summer Seabird Technicians||2/1/15||12/8/14|
|University of Michigan||Field Techs, Red Squirrels, Yukon||1/30/15||1/18/15|
|Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center||Plant Ecology Research Hourly Worker||1/29/15|
|Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources||Upland Game Bird Survey Technicians (4)||1/26/15||1/11/15|
|University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory||Biological Field Technician||1/21/15||1/10/15|
|University of Minnesota||Field Assistants, Sandhill Cranes (3 positions)||1/21/15||1/2/15|
|Oregon State University||Avian Movement Technicians||1/16/15|
|Conservation and Land Management Internship Program||Conservation and Land Management (75-100 positions)||1/15/15||12/16/14|
|Utah State University||Field Techs: Forest Demography, Fire Effects, Botany (8 positions)||1/15/15||12/6/14|
|Teton Science Schools||Technicians, Teton Research Institute (5 positions)||1/14/15|
|Auburn University||Research Technician - Marine Fisheries Ecology||1/14/15|
|Pennsylvania State University||Summer Field Forestry/Biology/Ecology Technicians||1/10/15|
|USGS Canyonlands Research Station||Seasonal tech/Intern, ecosystem ecology||1/2/15|
|Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute||Wood Turtle Ecology Internship||1/1/15||12/10/14|
|Minnesota Department of Natural Resources||Sharp-tailed Grouse Field Technician||1/1/15||12/10/14|
|Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee (position filled)||Seasonal Naturalist for the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area||12/16/14|
|North Carolina State University||Avian Field Technician, South Carolina||12/15/14||11/3/14|
|USDA Forest Service||Seasonal techs, Pacfish Infish Biological Opinion Monitoring Program||12/9/14||11/26/14|
|University of New Hampshire||Field Techs, Community Ecology and Seed Dispersal, Hawaii||12/7/14|
|Oklahoma State University||Impacts of Non-native Earthworm Invasion on San Clemente Island, California||11/28/14||10/30/14|
|University of Michigan||Research Technician in Ecology and Environmental Science||11/15/14|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Field Techs: Amphibians and Prothonotary Warbler breeding ecology||11/15/14||10/25/14|
|Boston University||Bat Technicians, Southern Florida (3 positions)||10/30/14||9/28/14|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Internships in Plant Ecology||10/1/14||9/5/14|
|Great Basin Institute||Botany Technician||9/11/14|
|Bard College||Research Assistant-Evolutionary Traps and Arthropods||9/7/14|
|Michigan State University||Technician, Plant biology||8/25/14|
|New Jersey Audubon||Invertebrate Field Technicians (2)||8/15/14||7/26/14|
|Purdue University||Research Laboratory Technician in Ecology/Entomology||8/8/14||7/23/14|
|Great Basin Institute||Desert Tortoise Line Distance Sampling and Telemetry Monitoring||7/22/14|
|Bowdoin College||Lab Instructor, Marine Science||7/15/14||7/2/14|
|Great Basin Institute||Restoration Crew Supervisor||7/11/14|
|Great Basin Institute||Botany Technician, Mojave Desert||7/10/14|
|Dauphin Island Sea Lab||Temporary lab technician, oysters||7/7/14|
|University of Illinois at Springfield||Field Technicians - Ospreys||7/6/14||7/1/14|
Archbold Biological Station: Post-bac internship in Plant Community and Disturbance Ecology Lab; Location: South Central Florida - Northern Everglades; Institution: MAERC - part of Archbold Biological Station; Applications due: June 15; Starting Date: July 2015; Duration: 6-10 months. Interns will work 20 hrs/week as research assistants and the remainder on independent research projects. This opportunity offers experiences in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Interns receive a $100/week living stipend, a $80/week food allowance, and housing. To apply: Send a cover letter stating research interest, a description of past research experiences, a resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Betsey Boughton (email@example.com) More info: http://www.maerc.org/html/education/internships.html. Posted: 5/26/15.
Archbold Biological Station: Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Beginning February - April 2015 (applications due 3 October 2014). Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School. Internships at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program. Interns will work in the plant ecology laboratory of Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 26-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. A large-scale experimental restoration provides a useful context for restoration ecology projects. Interns receive room, breakfasts and lunches, a meal allowance, and a weekly stipend of $100. They work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on an independent research project. Internships generally run for 6-12 months but are flexible in their starting dates and durations. Internships offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere. To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by OCTOBER 3, 2014. Please EMAIL all application material to: Eric Menges (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 9/5/14.
Auburn University: Research Technician - Marine Fisheries Ecology. Responsibilities: To assist in investigations of the ecology, movement, habitat use, age structure, fecundity, and nursery habitats of marine fishes in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Responsibilities include preparing for and conducting surveys of marine fishes using SCUBA visual counts, trap nets, gill nets, hook & line, hydroacoustics, and ultrasonic telemetry.Responsibilities also include laboratory analysis of fish otoliths, gonads, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and video transects. Qualifications: Must be capable and willing to lift heavy gear, work long hours, and play a vital role in an energetic team of researchers. Must have SCUBA diving experience and be capable of working aboard research vessels during frequent offshore trips (5-10 d per month, 10 to 100 km). Previous offshore experience preferred. Completed B.S., or B.A., in biology or related science preferred. Advanced or Rescue Diver certifications preferred. Location: Fairhope, AL. Starting Date: Feb 2015, but flexible. Current funding for this position runs until December 2015. For consideration, send a single PDF document including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of your college transcripts, and your GRE scores (if available) to Dr. Mark A. Albins – email@example.com. Posted: 1/14/15.
Bard College: Research Assistant-Evolutionary Traps and Arthropods. Location: Hudson Valley, NY. Negotiable within the region. Duration: 3 months, with possibility of extension Salary: $2000-2500, depending on qualifications. The Robertson lab at Bard College is in need of a research assistant to aid its research on how polarized and unpolarized light pollution trigger evolutionary traps for aquatic insects and affect biodiversity. We have conducted a series of light choice experiments throughout the Hudson Valley and have collected tens of thousands of insects that need identification to the family level. The primary role of the research assistant is to key all individuals to the family level and enter them in a database. The research assistant can also work in proofing and managing the database. Willing and capable candidates may be invited to participate in analyzing data and writing and preparing manuscripts for publication. Work hours can be flexible, but the candidate will work a minimum of 40 hours a week. Because this work does not need to be conducted at Bard, I am also flexible about candidates working from other locations. The research assistant will, however, attend regular meetings to assess progress. For more information on evolutionary traps please visit the lab website: firstname.lastname@example.org Qualifications: An ideal candidate will be capable of working and problem solving independently, but with the support of the lab. A strong candidate will have experience identifying >2000 insects to the family or lower taxonomic level, but all candidates must possess sufficient ability and willingness to learn how to key out all insects and adopt efficient techniques for processing large numbers of individuals. Must be 18 years of age. To Apply: If interested please send cover letter, resume, and a list of any references to BRUCE ROBERTSON (email@example.com). Please allow 1 week after e-mailing for a response. Bruce Robertson, Assistant Professor of Biology, Division of Science, Mathematics and Computing, Bard College, 30 Campus Drive, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504. Office: 845-752-2332. Posted: 9/7/14.
Boston University: Bat Technicians, Southern Florida. Salary: $12/hour. Start Date: 1/5/2014. Last Date to Apply: 10/30/2014. We are looking for three biological technicians to work on two bat ecology projects: 1)(2 positions) We are conducting an intensive field project examining the influence of fire frequency and burning on the spatial ecology of the Florida bonneted bat. The Florida bonneted bat is likely the least understood bat in North America and it was listed as a federally endangered species last year. Technicians will be working on a number of protected areas throughout south Florida where the bonneted bat is known to occur. The project will employ both acoustic monitoring and radio telemetry to understand the bat’s movements. Job duties will include: Deployment of acoustic monitoring devices, radio telemetry, vegetative sampling, mist netting bats, data entry and analysis of acoustic data. Shared housing will be provided close to field sites, but technicians will be responsible for their own food. The technicians can expect to work nights and long hours in the south Florida heat and some weekend work required. 2)(1 position) We are initiating a bat monitoring program for Everglades National Park. There is little information on the bat communities in the park and we will develop and implement a long term monitoring protocol to understand changes in the bat community over time. A technician will use multiple methodologies to acoustically monitor bat communities in ENP. This will include driving and passive monitoring in different vegetative communities during different seasons. Job duties will include: Deployment of acoustic monitoring devices, driving acoustic surveys, data entry and analysis of acoustic data. There will also be the opportunity to be involved in bat captures and radio telemetry in conjunction with other bat research conducted in the area. Housing will be provided in Everglades Nation Park, but the technician will be responsible for their own food. The technician can expect to work nights and long hours in the south Florida heat and some weekend work required. Qualifications: Applicants should have considerable field experience working with acoustic monitoring and radio-telemetry and a B.S. degree in ecology, fish and wildlife biology, environmental science, biology, or a related field. The positions will require a good deal of travel throughout southern Florida; a valid driver’s license is required, and applicants should be comfortable driving for several hours per day. Experience driving 4WD vehicles in field conditions is preferred. Applicants must have a positive attitude and be comfortable working alone. Field sites will include inhospitable and remote as well as heavily urbanized areas, so applicants must be comfortable working in a wide range of environments. Technicians may have to work long or unusual hours and must be physically fit and comfortable hiking and working in hot, potentially inclement weather. Current rabies vaccinations are preferred but not required. Interested persons should send a resume and contact information for three references to Dr. Liz Braun De Torrez, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line ‘Bat technician application’. Applications will be reviewed as they come in, and phone interviews will be conducted with those that make the initial review. The technicians will be selected by the end of November. Posted: 9/28/14.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas: BRIT seeks a temporary, full time Herbarium Assistant to assist the Collections Manager in the processing, preparation, and filing of plant specimens and in maintaining the BRIT-SMU-VDB herbarium collections and associated databases. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively are required. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with attention to detail, has strong organization skills, and can work independently and take on supervisory and organizational responsibilities. Candidate must have a bachelors or Masters degree in Biology or a related field, with experience working with scientific collections. Attention to detail and self-motivation are essential. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively. Candidate will be required to work independently of supervision and take on supervisory and organizational responsibilities. Responsibilities: The following are a few of the responsibilities, duties and functions for this position. Please review the full announcement at http://www.brit.org/employment#herbarium_assistant to see the complete job description. -Supervises the work and assists in the training of mounting and filing plant specimens by herbarium technicians and volunteers and participates in these activities. -Assists the Collections Manager in coordinating the activities of herbarium volunteers and trains volunteers in herbarium techniques. Maintains supplies for plant mounters and other volunteers as well as maintaining daily records of volunteer activities. -Oversees and assists with the unpacking and processing of incoming loan, exchange, and gift transactions in preparation for mounting and/or filing. -Assists with locating materials for outgoing loans, prepares, packages and ships outgoing transactions. -Checks plant names and localities of specimens prior to filing to confirm these are current and correct. - Participates in public tours and other educational activities designed to demonstrate the importance of the collections and inform the public about institutional resources. -Performs other duties as requested to accomplish the goals of the Institute. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Brithr@brit.org. Posted: 4/25/15.
Bowdoin College: The Bowdoin College Marine Lab is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to work with faculty during the Fall 2014 semester to help teach laboratory sections in two inquiry based courses: Dimensions of Biodiversity and Marine Molecular Ecology & Evolution. Descriptions of these courses can be found at the link above. This is a one-semester, full-time position. The successful candidate will assist with field sampling, field and laboratory experiments, and a molecular ecology laboratory. There will be opportunities for developing new laboratories, leading classes, and reading/editing student work. The Bowdoin Marine Laboratory is sited on 118 acres of upland forest providing excellent opportunities for intertidal, subtidal, and coastal research in the surrounding habitats. Ph.D. level graduate students with research interests that take advantage of the marine habitats of the CSC, and who compliment and extent faculty strengths at Bowdoin, are especially encouraged to apply. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related field required; PhD candidates preferred. Must have prior experience teaching, preferably in field sciences, and an ability to provide individual and group instruction with an awareness of sound pedagogy. Position begins in mid-August and continues through December 20. Closing Date: 7/15/2014. APPLY: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/1360 Additional questions can be directed to Dave Carlon (email@example.com). Posted: 7/2/14.
Cape May Bird Observatory: INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (3) for fall migration monitoring project at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the Cape May Hawkwatch. Duties include teaching visitors bird identification and natural history, offering general assistance, conducting workshops, and assisting counter when needed. Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying birds, especially raptors, is preferred. All applicants must have their own vehicles and a valid, clean driver's license. Salary for positions $900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline July 15, 2015. MIGRATION COUNTERS (4) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (1 Sep - 7 Dec), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 Sept to 22 Dec), a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August to 8 November). We are also hiring a "swing" counter (16 August to 22 Dec), who will provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites, and enter data. Applicants for counter positions should have a strong background identifying raptors, seabirds, or songbirds in flight. Careful data collecting and data entry skills, a willingness to work long hours, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants should have some experience with MS Excel. All counters will also be required to write a summary report at the end of the season for NJ Audubon publications. All applicants must have their own vehicles, and a valid, clean, driver's license. Salary for all positions $1400-1800/month depending on experience. Housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to RENE BUCCINNA, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or email: email@example.com. Application deadline is July 15, 2015. Posted: 6/15/15.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: seeking a Seasonal Project Assistant to work full time hours from May 11th to August 21, 2015, possibly longer. The work will be performed primarily in Millbrook, NY, with one trip to Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire for one week in July. Duties include laboratory work associated with soil microbial ecology research (90%), including soil assays and Gas Chromatography. Field work at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest will include soil, water and gas sampling of field plots. Applicants must have the ability to carry a heavy backpack through rough terrain, and be willing to work in adverse weather conditions. Qualifications include coursework and/or experience in any area of environmental science. Coursework and/or experience in soil science desired. Experience in soil microbial laboratory techniques a plus. The closing date to apply is May 1, 2015 or until position is filled. Visit http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs and complete our online job application. Please attach one document which includes a cover letter, resume and the names and full contact information (including e-mail address) for three professional references. Include job code 15009-I in your correspondence. Posted: 4/25/15.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Seasonal Project Assistants (up to 6) needed: Job Reference # 15003-I. Research the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, oak trees, and Lyme disease. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Duties include live-trapping small mammals and reliably recording pertinent data, sampling abundance of ticks, tree seed collection, assays for tick-borne pathogens, and mapping trees within eastern deciduous forest plots. Early morning and late afternoon hours are required. Prior experience handling small mammals is highly desirable. Employment can begin as early as April 1 or as late as mid May, 2015, with an end date of approximately November 14, 2015. Jobs are full time, 35 hours/week. Wage is commensurate with education and experience. These positions are non-exempt and non-benefitted. On-site housing is available. Consideration of applications will begin on February 3rd. To apply, please visit www.caryinstitute.org and complete the online application available under the “Jobs” section. Please include resume, cover letter, and the names and full contact information of three professional references in a single PDF document. Be sure to cite Job Number 15003-I Position reports to Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545 USA. 845 677-7600, ext 136. Posted: 1/22/15.
CIEE Research Station Bonaire: Coral Reef Ecology Internship in Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands. Application deadline: 5 July 2015. Internship dates: 15 August – 12 December 2015. The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for undergraduate students. The CIEE Intern will assist in program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student transportation, day-to-day errands and student security at the residences. Duties include assisting with preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty, record keeping for the dive safety program and assistance in normal day to day operations at the field station. The internship lasts 17 weeks and will require a minimum commitment of 40+ hours per week, which includes activities in the evenings and weekends. Minimum Qualifications for the internship: BA/BS in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology or Ecology (MS preferred); driver’s license and the ability to drive a standard/manual transmission; ability to work as a team member and a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; a willingness to work flexible hours; experience managing students and ability to assist with resident hall management Additional Minimum Qualifications diving: AAUS Scientific Diver certification (or equivalent); current certifications in Emergency First Responder, Oxygen Rescue; scientific diving experience (minimum of 50 dives logged); DAN insurance and a comprehensive dive physical. Compensation: Lodging will be provided to the successful applicant. Air fare will be reimbursed up to $750 and a stipend of $1700 will be provided. Weekday lunches are provided when the academic program is in session (Aug 29- Nov 28: 13 weeks). Other meals, health care and personal expenses are not covered. CIEE Alumni are encouraged to apply! To apply: Send cover letter and CV listing contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with FA15 INTERNSHIP in the Subject Line. One letter of recommendation must be sent directly to the email above from a former mentor. Please indicate in the COVER LETTER your level of dive experience (certification level and number of logged dives), teaching experience, research experience, and whether you can drive a standard shift. Posted: 6/25/15.
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program: We are currently seeking an Exotic Plant Management Team Intern at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Click here for details. Please apply by April 27th, 5PM central to be considered. Start Date: 18 May, 2015 or sooner. Internship duration: 5 months. Compensation: $15/hour; relocation expenses reimbursed up to $750. To Apply: Visit http://www.clminternship.org/applying for details and to apply. Complete applications will include: online application form, cover letter, resume, transcript (unofficial copies are accepted), and three letters of recommendation (we understand that letters may not arrive by the closing date). For this reason, we ask that you provide the contact info (email address and phone number) for 3 references in you resume. Posted: 4/21/15.
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program: now accepting applications for 2015! Would you like to put your education to use assisting in important conservation projects? Do you like to experience new landscapes, habitats, and species diversity? The CLM Internship Program is a wonderful opportunity to begin a career in botany, wildlife biology, natural resource management and conservation! Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 75-100 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and US Geological Survey (USGS). Internships are primarily located in the western United States, including Alaska! Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. Interns assist in a wide variety of projects depending on the needs of each field office. Examples of projects include: collecting seed for restoration and conservation purposes, performing surveys for threatened and endangered species and habitats, and collecting data on species reintroduction and habitat management experiments. Applicants with strong botany experience are especially encouraged to apply! Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous. As a CLM intern, you will receive a stipend paid every two weeks totaling $13,200 over 5 months and will attend an all-expenses paid week-long training workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. In addition, the CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it's like to work at a federal agency, to explore your career goals and expand your resume. Applications are due January 15th but we review applications on a rolling basis - the sooner your application is complete, the sooner we can review your files and consider you for available positions! Spring semester 2015 graduates are encouraged to apply! Please apply online. Posted: 10/16/14, revised: 12/16/14.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Salary: $12/hour. End Date: 6 months. The Fisheries Ecology Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is seeking a temporary technician to assist in analyzing samples from oyster recruitment and abundance projects across the Gulf of Mexico. This position is available immediately and has an open end date. Duties will include handling and processing of oyster quadrat, dredge, and settlement plate samples. This is not a fieldwork based position and is characterized by intensive microscope work. The successful candidate will work closely with labmates and a lab supervisor. Qualifications: A B.S. in marine science or related field is required. Experience using microscopes and identifying benthic infauna preferred but not required. To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: Claire Pabody at email@example.com. Posted: 7/7/14.
Denver Botanic Gardens: Botany Seasonal, Full-time. Compensation: $11-14 per hour. Seasonal will assist department with field work during the summer in numerous locations throughout Colorado and data entry in the office. Field work includes botanical surveys, vegetation and demographic monitoring, and seed collection. Field trips are scheduled every other week from May through August and are typically for four to five days. This work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, steep, uneven or rocky surfaces in exposed terrain while carrying moderately heavy equipment (up to 50 pounds) for extended periods of time and bending, crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data. Work may be performed in inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, and direct sunlight) at moderate to high elevations in the presence of wild animals including insects (such as bees, wasps, and mosquitoes). Fieldwork will include overnight camping and multiple-day outings and may include irregular hours such as weekends and evenings. Qualifications: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school (BA preferred); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in botany, biology, environmental sciences or related areas. Undergraduate class work in botany and/or experience with ecological field methods (vegetation monitoring, floristic surveys, sampling), basic knowledge of plant biology, plant identification, and ecological field methods required. Must be able to hike off-trail often in steep, exposed terrain while carrying moderately heavy equipment for extended periods of time sometimes in inclement weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, and direct sunlight) at moderate to high elevations in the presence of wild animals including insects (such as bees, wasps, and mosquitoes). Must know how to safely operate a four wheel drive vehicle and have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work irregular hours such as weekends and evenings and in the field for four to five days at a time. Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/19/15.
[position filled] Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee: DTPC seeks a Seasonal Naturalist for the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTRNA) from March 9, 2015, until June 5, 2015.Salary: $145 per day; housing provided. Duties: 1. Interacting with the public and leading educational programs to provide information about desert tortoise ecology, the area's natural history, and threats to the tortoise and the Mojave Desert ecosystem. 2. Monitor visitor attendance and activity 3. Record wildlife observations. 4. Participate in habitat restoration efforts. 5. Perform site maintenance and upkeep. 6. Live on-site five days a week (flexible, but weekends would preferably be on-site). The Naturalist will be expected to start on March 9. Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated commitment to environmental conservation, public outreach, and/or scientific research. 2. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a diversity of interest groups, public and private agencies, and members of the general public. 3. Strong understanding of ecology; knowledge of desert ecosystems preferred. 4. Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and incorporate information into Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets and Microsoft Access databases. 5. Ability to live on-site in the DTPC's motor home at the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area, Kern County, California during the work week. 6. Ability to administer basic first-aid. 7. Possessing and maintaining a valid driver's license. 8. Having and maintaining eligibility to work in the US; employment eligibility documentation required. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled, applications will not be accepted after March 9, 2015. Contact: Mosheh Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org, 951-683-3872). Posted: 12/16/14.
Duke University: Research Assistant Position - Gabon, Africa We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated candidate for a one-year position working as a field-based research assistant in Gabon, starting around June 1, 2015! The research project focuses on the impacts of anthropogenic activities on tropical forests, animal communities and ecological processes in the Central African rainforest. Fieldwork is diverse and consists of conducting animal surveys and collecting data on tree phenology, forest dynamics, seed dispersal and seedling recruitment. Successful candidates must thrive in a small team setting, working well with both Gabonese and American technicians and guides. Work typically begins at first light (6 am) and can consist of hiking more than 10 km in hilly and swampy terrain in hot, muggy and buggy conditions. Field assistants live out of a tent two weeks each month. The field station is rustic with only intermittent access to internet and telephone. While working in this challenging environment, successful candidates will be rewarded with the opportunity to observe tropical bird and animal species in their natural habitats. Candidates will undoubtedly learn a great deal about tropical ecology, natural history, conservation biology, and the impacts of land use on forest structure and composition in near-pristine and degraded landscapes, as well as what it takes to organize projects in Central Africa. Preference will be given to candidates with previous field research experience. Experience in French is strongly recommended. Field assistants must pay their travel to Gabon, but will be provided with room and board at the Ipassa Research Station. Interested persons should send: 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter describing motivation and qualifications for position, and 3) the names and contact information of three professional references. Please send application materials in pdf form to email@example.com with the subject line "(candidate's last name)-Ipassa Field Position." Ex: Smith-Ipassa Field Position. Applications will be accepted until May. 1, 2015. Posted: 9/7/14, revised: 4/13/15.
Fairfax County Park Authority: Natural Resources Intern (Two positions available). $12.50/hour, approximately 40 hours per week from June 8th-August 7th. Holidays and leave are unpaid. A vehicle will be provided for field work from the base office in Fairfax, VA. The Fairfax County Park Authority maintains approximately 24,000 acres of public land including natural areas, cultural resources, and recreational facilities. The Natural Resource Management and Protection (NRMP) Branch falls under the Resource Management Division of the Park Authority, and is responsible for land stewardship and implementation of the agency’s Natural Resource Management Plan. This internship is primarily field-based but will also incorporate an office component approximately one day per week. Interns will work together as a pair to perform non-native invasive plant assessments on parkland across the county using a standard field protocol. Interns will be trained in the survey method, conduct field surveys, and input their results into a GIS database. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in other field and educational activities conducted by the Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch as events arise. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of natural resources and develop field inventory skills. Each intern will also have the opportunity to plan and implement a special 40-hour project in their area of interest. Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a strong interest in natural resource management and stewardship of public land. Applicants should expect to be outdoors up to four days per week and should be willing to work outdoors in a hot, humid environment with abundant insects, ticks and chiggers. Applicants must be able to travel on foot in rough terrain, including over steep slopes, fallen trees and other obstacles, up to eight hours per day. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Our interns will be working together as a team and must be able to cooperate and share responsibility. Experience in GIS and GPS use, basic plant identification, and ecology are a plus. How to apply: Please email a letter of interest and resume to Erin Stockschlaeder, Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov by February 27th, 2015. Posted: 2/19/15.
Great Basin Institute: GBI is recruiting a large number of summer research associate positions in vegetation monitoring and related areas. For details, see http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/. Posted: 4/17/15.
Great Basin Institute: GBI, in cooperation with the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is recruiting a Botany Technician to support the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program (CPNPP). The major goals of the CPNPP are to increase the availability of native plant materials and to provide the knowledge and technology required for their use in restoring diverse native plant communities across the Colorado Plateau. The Botany Technician will provide assistance in the implementation of the CPNPP Operation Plan. The Botany Technician will assist the CPNPP Coordinator, partners, and BLM staff in off-season tasks, including data and website management, research, communications, meeting planning and coordination. The candidate will become familiar with a wide variety of tasks and projects including partner research and development efforts. Overnight travel for field work, meetings, site visits may be scheduled, depending on priorities. This position will provide the Botany Technician with opportunities to gain experience in public land management, further their understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources, and learn about BLM land-management challenges and responsibilities, applicable Federal laws and regulations, and natural resource issues that apply at multiple scales. Timeline and Compensation: o Start in mid-October 2014 for 6-month duration during off season. o Living Allowance: $12,700 o Education Award*: $2,882 o Health Insurance. *The AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Lone forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available. This position is based at the BLM Utah State Office in Salt Lake City, UT. See the complete position description, including qualification and instructions for how to apply. Posted: 9/11/14.
Great Basin Institute: Line Distance Sampling and Telemetry Monitoring. Location: Mojave Desert Compensation: $17/hour. Timeline: 4-week appointment August 20 - September 19, 2014. The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is federally listed as a threatened species north and west of the Colorado River under the Endangered Species Act. Desert tortoise monitoring will assist researchers in estimating population density and in monitoring translocation sites. Monitoring occurs during August & September. Telemetry monitors will be required to demonstrate proficiency in backcountry wilderness field skills, including but not limited to 4WD vehicle operation, and use of GPS, topographic maps, and PDA technology. Field and Telemetry monitors will be field tested on their knowledge of and ability to follow monitoring protocols thoroughly and precisely. All monitors must have participated in at least one season of either desert tortoise Line Distance Sampling (LDS) or telemetry monitoring. Five field monitors and two telemetry monitors will be hired to collect data. Field monitors will work for 5 consecutive days with 2 days off. Monitors must be available to work any of the 7 days each week, with the understanding that the schedule is subject to change with little or no notice. Field camping is required. This position will require long hours including early mornings and may include weekends For a complete position description, including qualifications and how to apply, please visit the employment section of GBI's website. Posted: 7/22/14.
Great Basin Institute: Restoration Crew Supervisor, Spring Mountains NRA (northwest of Las Vegas). Compensation: $14/hour + daily field per diem; USFS housing options available. Timeline: August 18 - December 19, 2014. In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Restoration Crew Supervisor that will guide 8 Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) members, with one additional crew supervisor, in implementing restoration of unauthorized off-highway vehicle routes across the SMNRA. Restoration will take place in diverse ecosystems and elevations, ranging from blackbrush and Joshua trees at 4,500 feet, to Mixed Conifer at 7,500 feet. This project will consist of using hand tools and onsite materials to block and restore unauthorized motorized routes. Camping overnight in the field is required, and may consist of 4 or 8 day spikes. This position requires the ability to follow detailed site specific directions, while encouraging fellow team members under harsh conditions with daily temperatures that can be in excess of 110°. See the complete position description for qualifications and how to apply. Posted: 7/11/14.
Great Basin Institute: Botany Technician. Location: Mojave Desert (Needles, CA). Compensation: $15/hour + $200/month housing stipend; paid health care benefits. Timeline: 24-week appointment beginning September 8, 2014. The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM Needles Field Office (NFO), is recruiting to hire up to 2 Botany Technicians. The Technicians will work together to inventory sensitive plant species and invasive plant species along and adjacent to open OHV routes in the Mojave Desert. At the onset of the project, the Technicians will collaborate with the NFO Natural Resource Specialist(s) to familiarize themselves with Mojave vegetation, especially with respect to sensitive plant species and invasive plant species identification; determine survey strategies; develop timeframes for inventories; and edit existing geodatabases to maximize surveying efficiency. This is a field based position and will require significant time in the field and traveling to locations where sensitive plant presences have been recorded but not verified for decades. Surveys and inventories for these species will be conducted, and inventories of invasive plant species will be completed en-route to sensitive plant surveying locations. Juno Trimble units with the ArcPad interface will be used to record all plant occurrences in the field. See the complete position description for qualifications and how to apply. Posted: 7/10/14.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: we invite applications for a full-time, temporary Research Hourly Worker. This 3-month position begins in March 2015 and has the potential of being extended. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. The employee’s main duties will be (1) maintenance of a native seed production garden; (2) a variety of laboratory activities, including biomass processing and seed viability testing; and (3) data entry. If extended, the employee will also assist with vegetation sampling of uplands and depression wetlands within the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. Some travel may be required. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician. The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Job Requirements: Ability to independently follow instructions. Vegetation sampling requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding field conditions (i.e., heat, high humidity, and insects). Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field. Experience with plant propagation, identification, and the use of dichotomous keys is desired. Computer and laboratory-related experience is also preferable. Wages: $10 per hour (limited housing available) or $11 per hour (without housing). Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses, and list of three references with contact information as a single document by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Plant Ecology Hourly Position, or mail to Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870-9651 or FAX (229)734-4707. For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Lead Technician by email: email@example.com or phone: (229)734-4706. Posted: 7/19/14, revised: 12/12/14, 1/29/15.
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge: needs a few good field researchers (island supervisors and technicians) to monitor seabird colonies on islands along the Maine coast. This is a good opportunity for students considering a career in wildlife management, or related fields, to gain valuable field work experience. Seabird species to be studied include: common, Arctic, and roseate terns, common eider, laughing gulls, black guillemot, Leach’s storm-petrel, Atlantic puffin, and razorbills. While living on the islands, researchers will: conduct an annual census of all nesting seabird species, monitor productivity, observe chick feedings, trap and band adult seabirds, band chicks, read adult bands, monitor and control predators and competitors and island invasive plant work. With the exception of one (2-3 day) break, you will be living on the island for the entire 12-week period. Qualifications: Applicants must be able to get along well with others, as they will be working and living together in a remote setting with limited amenities. Applicants will work outdoors in variable weather conditions, and need to be able to hike over rugged, uneven terrain and lift and carry 50 pounds. We are looking for people who are willing to learn new techniques, have a solid work ethic and can function well independently. Previous experience with birds desired but not required. Hunting and trapping experience would be helpful for predator control. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, a US Citizen, have a Social Security Number, and a US Bank account for electronic payments. Dates: Applicants must be willing to commit to 12 weeks between May 11 - August 14, 2015. Two start dates May 11th and May 26th, please state availability on cover letter. Salary: Housing is provided in lighthouse keepers’ houses or cabins, with propane lights and refrigerators, limited solar electricity for computers, but no running water. Pay: $200 – 375 weekly depending on experience, to cover food and other expenses. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone numbers) to Michael_Langlois@fws.gov. Michael may be reached at 207-594-0600 ext. 3. Selection will begin in February until the positions are filled. We encourage early applications. Check out the refuge’s website and the blog describing the experiences of previous island researchers. Posted: 12/8/14.
Marine Biological Laboratory: We are looking for Summer Research Assistant who is enthusiastic and interested in saltmarsh ecosystem ecology to work with the TIDE project, an NSF funded whole ecosystem nutrient enrichment experiment at the Plum Island LTER this summer. To apply: https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/2888. Posted: 2/11/15.
Marine Biological Laboratory/Wilkes University: We invite applications for a seasonal Research Assistant/Technician position based at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA and Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA with a summer field season on the North Slope of Alaska (Toolik Field Station). The applicant will be hired through Wilkes University, reside in the Toolik Field Station (http://toolik.alaska.edu) between June and August, and then move to MBL for the rest of the season. MBL manages the long-term ecology research (LTER) project at Toolik and is home to dozens of scientists, postdocs, and research assistants studying the Arctic system. The position is funded by NSF for 6 months/year for three years. The candidate will study how locally adapted populations of tussock species respond differently to changing climate and affect ecosystem function and biogeochemical cycling in the Arctic tundra in northern Alaska. The job duties include setting up warming experiments, recording plant growth and phenology, and measuring photosynthesis and respiration in reciprocal transplant gardens under warming treatments across a gradient of study sites in tundra ecosystems in northern Alaska. Activities in Woods Hole include chemistry analyses and data analyses. The candidate will work closely with a postdoc hired by this project and supervised by Drs. Jim Tang (MBL), Ned Fetcher (Wilkes University), and Michael Moody (University of Texas-El Paso). A BA/BS in ecology, evolution, or environmental sciences is required. An MA in one of the above fields is encouraged. Strong experience in field instrumentation, particularly with infrared gas analyzers (IRGA), dataloggers, and climatic sensors, is essential. The successful candidate should be able to work independently for a long time and live in a remote setting. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours in potentially harsh environmental conditions, carrying ~40 pound pack across uneven terrain) and prepared to live in an isolated research camp. The successful candidate should be available for travel to Alaska in late May or early June and should be able to remain in Alaska through the end of August. All travel and living expenses while in Alaska will be paid in addition to a salary. Please send a brief cover letter indicating your interest and experience, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and the names, addresses, phone number, and email address of three references to: Dr. Jim Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Ned Fetcher (email@example.com). Review of applications will start Feb. 1, 2015. Posted: 1/18/15.
Michigan State University: The Schemske lab (Department of Plant Biology) is seeking a full time lab technician for a research project investigating the genetic basis of adaptation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Primary duties include 1) implementation of experiments in growth chambers and greenhouses 2) supervision of undergraduate assistants 2) plant care, breeding, and seed harvesting, and 3) DNA extraction and genotyping. Experience with molecular methods is preferred but is not required. This is initially a 9-month, full time professional aid position (no benefits) with the possibility of extension. Preferred start date is October 1 2014. A bachelor's degree is required and a background in biology is preferred. Applicants should include a cover letter describing previous experience, a resume, and the names and contact information of two references. Applications should be sent to Chris Oakley: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/25/14.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Work Location: Grand Rapids/Aitkin, Minnesota. Start Date & Duration: Mid-Late March 2015 - August 2015. Salary: $15.81 per hour. Support nesting and brood-rearing habitat research for sharp-tailed grouse in Minnesota by working as a full-time, temporary field technician. Work will involve trapping and radio-collaring grouse, locating grouse via radio telemetry by vehicle and foot, nest monitoring, brood counts, sampling habitat composition and structure, entry of data, maintenance of data collection equipment, and writing summaries of activities. The majority of work will be performed independently. This position is temporary and anticipated to last through August 2015. The position is limited to 40 hours per week but due to the nature of the field work, the technician will be expected to work outside of normal hours. Technician must be able to start work in mid-late March, and will be expected to work early mornings and weekends during trapping (March-May). A field vehicle will be provided for research use. Required Qualifications: Education or experience in field methods for wildlife research. Applicants with a BS in wildlife biology or a related field are preferred. A working knowledge of Geographic Position Systems (GPS), basic computer programs (i.e., Microsoft Office), navigation, geographic information systems (i.e., ArcGIS), radio telemetry, and vegetation identification. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, follow established protocols, communicate findings orally, keep detailed and accurate records, write reports, lead volunteers, and communicate effectively with wildlife managers and private landowners. Technician must be physically fit, able to walk over difficult terrain, work under adverse weather conditions, sit still for long periods of time, hear and see well, and operate a motor vehicle on minimally maintained roads. Trapping will require sitting still in cold, sometimes cramped conditions during early morning hours. Must possess a valid driver's license. Field experience with capture and handling of birds (especially grouse), radio-collaring birds, radio telemetry for wildlife tracking, and Minnesota vegetation identification are highly desirable, especially when performed full time and independently. To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references (name telephone, and e-mail) as a single attachment in an e-mail to Lindsey Shartell, Forest Habitat Biologist (Lindsey.Shartell@state.mn.us). Review of applications will begin in January and continue until filled, however applications will not be accepted after February 6, 2015. For questions contact Lindsey by e-mail or telephone (218-999-7932). Posted: 12/10/14.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: North Biological Monitoring Unit, Brainerd, MN. We are looking for qualified students to assist with aquatic biomonitoring surveys on rivers and streams in northern Minnesota. Job duties include: Collecting stream fish using electrofishing techniques Collecting stream macroinvertebrates using D-nets Collecting water chemistry samples and measuring water chemistry parameters Conducting qualitative and quantitative habitat surveys. Preferred qualifications include: Experience in stream electrofishing techniques Experience in species-level identification of Midwestern and/or Great Lakes stream fishes Experience conducting stream habitat surveys. The position requires extensive travel across northern Minnesota and the willingness to stay overnight (in motels) for up to three nights per week. The work may be carried out in remote areas, in inclement weather, and can be physically-demanding at times. Candidates should be able to work well with others in small- and medium-sized field crews. Candidates must be enrolled in a science related program working on a 2-or 4-year degree with coursework in biology, ichthyology, water chemistry, aquatic biology, or related field. Pay rate: $13.20/hr. Motel lodging provided during work week, plus meal expense reimbursement. Start/End Dates: Early June to late August, 2015. The position will be based in Brainerd, but will require extensive travel throughout northern Minnesota. To Apply: http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ Posting Number: 14PCA000153. Applications accepted through February 1, 2015. Posted: 1/18/15.
NASA: paid internship opportunity with the NASA DEVELOP Program. This program is open for current students (any level), recent college graduates (within the past two years at any level), and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Our projects focus on addressing local and international community concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observations. Participants work in teams, with guidance from NASA and partner science advisors, to demonstrate to partner organizations how NASA remote sensing imagery can be used in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns. DEVELOP’s projects are interdisciplinary in nature, so applications are welcome from all academic backgrounds. The summer online application deadline is February 27th. The summer program dates are June 1 – Aug 7, 2015. Fall and spring internships are also available, and the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. There are many locations across the United States that you can apply for, including Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and the Jet Propulsion Lab in California. Responsibilities will include: literature review, data processing and analysis, composing of deliverables including a technical paper, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, are not required for acceptance. Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-30 hours per week for the summer term. Paid positions are funded as consultants using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location. Most questions can be answered on the website, but I can be contacted directly at email@example.com. Posted: 2/9/15.
National Ecological Observatory Network: Field Technician I - Fitchburg, MA. Full Time Regular, Benefits Eligible. For full job description and to apply please visit http://www.neoninc.org/about/careers/seasonal-field-technicians-0. The Seasonal Field Technician will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks. The Seasonal Field Technician is a biological sampling technician performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with direction from and assistance of Field Technician I, II and III. The Seasonal Field Technician will also perform field and laboratory activities. The Lead Seasonal Field Technician may provide guidance to temporary/seasonal field technician crews. This is a temporary assignment. Will work varied schedules (up to 12+ hours per day) including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends. Daily and weekly work schedules will fluctuate. Work days may be up to twelve hours long. Work days may be split with morning and evening work. At times, work may begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may also include weekends and occasionally may be scheduled up to 12 consecutive days. Duties: Follow established, standardized field procedures for sample collection; record data from sample collection; process samples in the domain lab; and prepare samples for shipment to external analytical labs. Field sampling activities include the following observation and specimen collection activities: o Rodent live trapping o Invertebrate collections o Sediment, soil and water sample collection o Plant diversity observations o Plant biomass and primary productivity measurements o Lake/stream bathymetry and morphology o Riparian mapping * Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, and muffle furnace. * Utilize GPS navigation system for locating, measuring and marking plots; and placing and setting traps. * Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment. * Assist with materials planning and ordering. * Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations protocol. * Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes). * Carry, move and lift field supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to assigned field site (diverse and uneven terrain). * Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures. Posted: 4/20/15.
National Ecological Observatory Network: NEON Hiring - Seasonal Field Technicians - Multiple Locations: MA, VA, FL, PR, WI, KS, TN, AL, ND, TX, UT, AK. This position reports to the Manager Field Operations of the assigned domain. Seasonal Field Technicians assist with field observation; sample collection and handling; sample processing and sample shipment of a variety of taxa. The Seasonal Field Technician will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks. The Seasonal Field Technician is a biological sampling technician performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with direction from and assistance of Field Technician I, II and III. The Seasonal Field Technician will also perform field and laboratory activities. The Lead Seasonal Field Technician may provide guidance to temporary/seasonal field technician crews. This is a temporary assignment. Will work varied schedules (up to 12+ hours per day) including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends. Daily and weekly work schedules will fluctuate. Work days may be up to twelve hours long. Work days may be split with morning and evening work. At times, work may begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may also include weekends and occasionally may be scheduled up to 12 consecutive days. Visit our website for full job description, list of locations and to apply: http://www.neoninc.org/about/careers/seasonal-field-technicians-0 Posted: 11/26/14, revised: 2/21/15.
National Park Service: Vegetation Monitoring Internship. Organization: National Park Service, Inventory & Monitoring Program, San Francisco Bay Area Network. Location: Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Application Due Date: March 1, 2015. The San Francisco Bay Area Network of National Parks is seeking two interns to assist with implementation of the Plant Community and Invasive Plant Early Detection Monitoring Programs. The interns will work primarily in GGNRA and Point Reyes National Seashore, but may also make visits to Pinnacles National Park, Muir Woods N.M., and John Muir National Historic Site. Duties include field data collection using GPS units and tablets, assisting with invasive plant surveys, conducting point-line intercept monitoring, locating remote sites using GPS, installing permanent plot markers, taking photographs, scanning and pressing plant specimens, and data entry in Microsoft Access and online databases. Interns must be able to work full days in difficult field conditions which may include strenuous hiking and manual labor in rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions, with exposure to poison oak, ticks, and other biting insects. Although we will provide protective equipment, please do not apply if you have any hesitation about these matters. Term: The internship will start in April, 2015, and end in September, 2015. To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Eric Wrubel at Eric_Wrubel@nps.gov. Preference will be given to applicants who have taken courses in plant taxonomy, field botany, and/or vegetation sampling. Please specify in your application if you have relevant course work. A valid driver's license is required. Posted: 2/18/15.
New Jersey Audubon: FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed May 1st through August 15th for research on shrub/scrub bird ecology in northern New Jersey. Duties include conducting point count surveys in the NJ Highlands using distance sampling methodologies, nest searching, vegetation sampling, data entry and some data analysis. Point count experience, the ability to identify birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound, and proficiency with GPS and range finders required; nest searching experience and knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently, and be willing to work in occasionally hot and buggy conditions and potential rough terrain. Salary $1,800 - $2,200 per month, depending on experience. Must have own vehicle. Housing and mileage reimbursement will be provided. Send cover letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by March 1st to Kristin Mylecraine, New Jersey Audubon, Wattles Stewardship Center, 1024 Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/19/15.
New Jersey Audubon: Invertebrate Field Technicians (2) needed 1 September through 30 November for research on abundance and diversity of intertidal invertebrates at Stone Harbor Point, Cape May County, NJ. Stone Harbor Point is located at the southern end of Seven-Mile Island. Duties include sediment core sampling, sediment processing (sieving, washing), and identification of invertebrates to the highest taxonomic level possible. Ability to identify intertidal invertebrates required; familiarity with intertidal invertebrates of the northeastern U.S. a plus. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and work irregular hours, including occasional weekends. Salary $1800-2200/month, depending on experience. Must have own vehicle and a valid and clean driver's license. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send cover letter of interest, resume and three references no later than August 15 to René Buccinna, New Jersey Audubon, 600 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or by email to email@example.com. Posted: 7/26/14.
North Carolina State University: Three field technicians sought to assist a Ph.D. student investigating tradeoffs in sampling effort for avian communities. Primary activity will be conducting point counts of avian species in the Sandhills ecoregion of North and/or South Carolina. Field sites will be mostly flat and open, but long hours of extensive walking may be required. Early mornings and hot days are inevitable. Shared housing and field vehicle provided. Duration: mid-April to late June. Qualifications: Technicians must have excellent vision and hearing, with the ability to distinguish birds by sight and sound in field settings. Ideal candidates will be experienced in conducting avian point counts in the Southeastern United States. Above all, applicant must be a motivated team player with a flexible and positive attitude. Valid U.S. driver’s license and good driving record required. Salary range: $10-12, based on experience. To Apply: Please send a single document including (i) cover letter describing interest and relevant experience, (ii) a CV/resumé, and (iii) a list of three professional/academic references with contact information to Jessica Stocking (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University. Posted: 3/10/15.
North Carolina State University: FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) One field technician is needed as soon as possible to assist in an ongoing study of red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) home ranges as they relate to neighboring group density and foraging habitat characteristics. Study sites include The Savannah River Site, a National Environmental Research Park, located near Aiken, SC, and the Carolina Sandhills NWR, located in McBee, SC. The technician primarily will collect data on The Savannah River Site, but there will be opportunities to assist on the Carolina Sandhills NWR. Primary duties of the technician will include use of a spotting scope to visually track RCWs and resight color-band combinations during all-day follows of RCW groups, collection of vegetation data, and data entry. Work schedule will be 5 days/week, but weekend work may be necessary from time to time. Salary will be $2,000– $2,400/month and employment will last until 31 March 2015. Housing and field vehicles will be provided. Qualifications: Looking for hard-working, independent, and enthusiastic individuals with interest in avian ecology. Applicants minimally should possess a Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife ecology, or related field. Demonstrated experience conducting avian surveys, excellent communication skills, meticulous data collection, strong work ethic, and a positive attitude are required. Applicants must be able to work independently and interact positively (often remotely) with a collaborative research team. Preference will be given to applicants that have experience working with the RCW or resighting color-banded birds. Applicants should be in good physical condition and enjoy working outdoors - the ability to hike and work long hours in adverse conditions (hot and humid weather, stinging/biting insects, venomous snakes) and in remote field sites is a must. Other desirable skills include: proficiency with GPS units/tablet computers, maps, compass, and MS Office (Access, Excel, Word). Selected applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. Must have or be willing to acquire a valid driver’s license before the start date of the project. Must be U.S. citizen. Last date to apply: 15 December 2014. Start date: As soon as possible. Contact: Please email a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, resume/CV, and contact information for three references to James Garabedian (em: jegarabe AT ncsu.edu). Posted: 11/3/14.
Northern Arizona University/National Park Service: Work as part of a 6-person field crew sampling upland vegetation and soils in National Park Service units, including Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mesa Verde and Bandelier. The field crew is based in Flagstaff AZ, but spends the majority of the time in the field. The primary field season begins in late June and extends through October. There is also the potential for part-time work on both sides of the primary field season. We are seeking applications with the following skills: familiarity with the flora of the Southern Colorado Plateau, Experience collecting vegetation and soils data accurately in the field, Ability to identify plants to species using dichotomous keys and other aids, Familiarity with backcountry navigation and safety Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills Experience with Trimble and Garmin GPS units, and Microsoft Office software, Ability to get along with others, and spend long hours in the field under rugged conditions. We hire through Northern Arizona University. Pay ranges from $14.48 to $16.97, depending upon experience. For more information, contact: Jim DeCoster, 928-556-7302, email@example.com, or Megan Swan, 928-556-7302, megan_swan@nps,gov Send resume and cover letter to Megan Swan. We will begin reviewing applications on 3/5/15. Jim DeCoster, Plant Ecologist, National Park Service Southern Colorado Plateau Network, U.S. Geological Survey, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff AZ 86001. 928-556-7302. Posted: 2/19/15.
Northern Arizona University: 1 position@ Fort Valley Experimental Forest. This position will be hired through NAU but supported by funds from the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Employment will be full time and begin on or about May 11, 2015, and continue until approximately mid-August, 2015 ($10/hour for 14 weeks). The work will occur primarily within driving distance of Flagstaff, AZ. Qualifications: The successful hire must be extremely proficient in all phases of tree and stand measurement, including diameter, height and basal area measurements, tree coring, crown measurements, seedling counts, and soils measurements. The individual must be proficient in the use of Microsoft EXCEL and GPS equipment. As quality of data is essential, the individual must possess superb attention to detail. Must possess valid driver's license and be comfortable working in a solitary field setting. The individual will work on the following project: A seedling survival study on Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Centennial Forest and neighboring National Forests, where she/he will count and measure seedlings, conduct diameter and crown measurements of overstory trees, measure depth of soil litter and duff, locate each plot spatially using commercial GPS equipment, enter data into spreadsheets and other unspecified duties. As other project opportunities on Fort Valley Experimental Forest become available, the individual may be assigned to them. The skills required will be similar to what is outlined above. To apply, send a statement of interest and a resume to either Dr. Kristen M. Waring, Northern Arizona University, Kristen.Waring@nau.edu or Dr. W. Keith Moser, U.S. Forest Service, Scientist-in-charge, Fort Valley Experimental Forest, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015. Posted: 2/15/15.
Ohio State University: Aerial Insectivorous Bird Conservation: The Stream and River Ecology Laboratory in the School of Environment and Natural Resources seeks a skilled research assistant/technician between April and September 2015 for a study on the conservation of riparian aerial insectivorous birds within urban and forested landscapes of Ohio. This project combines avian ecology, entomology, and aquatic/riparian ecosystem science to investigate questions related to declines in aerial insectivorous bird abundance. Daily duties may include nest monitoring, point counts, bird capture and banding, insect sampling, vegetation surveys, data entry, and lab work. During the height of breeding season, applicants should expect long hours and a 6-7 day/wk schedule. Required qualifications: 1) the ability to work independently and keep meticulous notes, 2) demonstrated field experience in avian (and preferably insect) sampling methods, 3) BS in a field related to the project, and 4) a valid driver's license. To apply, please send the following in a PDF document to Dr. Mazeika Sullivan (email@example.com): 1) a letter of interest highlighting your interest, relevant experience, and dates of availability; 2) a CV; and 3) the names and contact information for three references. Salary commensurate with experience. Deadline: 20 March 2015. Posted: 2/19/15.
Oklahoma State University: A seasonal field research technician is needed from roughly 1 February through 30 April 2015 (exact dates to be determined) to assist on an Oklahoma State University project investigating the spatial extent and ecological effects of non-native earthworms on the historically earthworm-free San Clemente Island, California (SCI). Invasive earthworms, including species from Europe and Asia, have been documented to have adverse impacts on native plant and animal species and on ecosystem functions; however, earthworm invasions in regions other than the eastern U.S. are poorly understood. The newly documented invasion of non-native earthworms on SCI is a cause for conservation concern in the context of the island’s many endangered and endemic plant and animal species and sub-species. Responsibilities of this position will include operation of a Department of Defense vehicle (automatic transmission), hiking to remote sampling locations using GPS and/or compass and map, sampling of earthworms and vegetation, entry and management of data, and identification of earthworms using a dissecting microscope. Applicants should be able to work in a remote field site under wet, windy, and/or foggy conditions, spend long hours in the field, traverse rugged terrain, and work effectively both independently and under a supervisor. The research technician will also have to work under the unique, challenging, and dynamic logistical considerations associated with working on an active military installation. Applicants should have experience with many of the above tasks, but those with familiarity with the flora of coastal California will be especially competitive. Because we may ask the technician to spend periods of unsupervised time on the island, a demonstrated ability to work independently and/or in a field supervisory capacity will also be strongly preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants that have experience with invertebrate sampling and identification, with Microsoft Excel, GIS, and GPS, and that possess an undergraduate degree in ecology, wildlife biology, or a related field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Compensation for this project will equate to roughly $2,000 per month depending on qualifications. Transportation from San Diego, California to SCI and housing (and some food) on the island will be also provided. This position will be filled as soon as an ideal candidate is found; however, applications must be received by 28 November. To apply, please send a cover letter (outlining your experience and interest specifically related to the requirements of this position), a CV/resume, and contact information for 3 references to Shishir Paudel (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/30/14.
Oregon State University: hiring 4 field technicians to collect data on the effectiveness of fuel reduction treatments in Malheur National Forest of eastern Oregon. The crew will be based in housing near John Day, OR although occasional camping will be necessary due to the remoteness of some study sites. Candidates must be capable of working long hours under strenuous field conditions (heat, steep slopes, dense vegetation, inclement weather). Successful candidates will contribute to a team environment and must be comfortable working and camping for 4-8 days at a time. Timeline: 12-14 weeks starting in mid-June (earlier start time may be possible). Work duties include: · Learning and consistently applying the monitoring protocol · Navigating using topographic maps and GPS · Identification of woody and herbaceous plants to species · Measuring tree diameters, heights and regeneration · Documenting conditions and causes of tree mortality · Measuring down woody fuels · Legibly recording data, organizing data sheets and assisting with day-to-day logistics. Minimum qualifications: · Two years college-level courses in a relevant discipline (forestry, botany, natural resources or environmental science) or an equivalent combination of training and experience · Herbaceous and woody plant species identification (grass ID is a plus) · Experience hiking/navigating off-trail in forested environments · Organized, self-motivated, attentive to detail, legible handwriting. Ideal candidates will have experience with forest inventory measurements and vegetation sampling. Familiarity with flora of the Blue Mountains or experience using taxonomic keys is preferred, as is coursework or experience in one or more of the following areas: forest inventory, field ecology, fire ecology or grass/plant identification. Salary: $13-$15/hour, depending on qualifications and experience. To Apply: Please send an email stating your interest, a resume and contact information for two references to Becky Miller (email@example.com). Application deadline is March 15, 2015. We look forward to a productive season in the beautiful Malheur National Forest; we’re happy to answer any additional questions regarding the position. Posted: 2/18/15.
Oregon State University: Forest Ecology Research in the Pacific Northwest - Summer 2015. A crew lead and two crew positions are available this summer to collect data for a study of forest dynamics in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington. The project is part of the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon. Successful candidates will be responsible for learning and applying the research protocol; locating study sites using topographic maps and GPS; identifying woody plants to species; measuring tree diameters and heights; measuring and mapping tree regeneration; documenting conditions and causes of tree mortality; digging soil pits; legibly recording data and organizing data sheets; and assisting with day-to-day logistics. Ideal candidates will have coursework and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: forest inventory, field ecology, or plant identification. Crew members must be capable of working long hours under strenuous field conditions (steep slopes, dense vegetation, variable weather), and working and living in a team environment. Crews will be based at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest where housing will be provided. Some camping will also be necessary due to the remoteness of some study site locations elsewhere in Oregon and Washington. Positions will last 12-14 weeks starting in mid-June. Applicants with previous experience may perform lead work. Minimum qualifications: - Two years of college-level courses in a relevant discipline (forestry, botany, natural resources or environmental science) or an equivalent combination of training and experience. - Skilled in identifying herbaceous and woody plant species. - Ability to work long hours in rugged terrain. - Ability to work in a team environment. - Organized and self-motivated; attentive to detail; legible handwriting. Preferred qualifications: - Experience with forest inventory measurements and vegetation sampling. - Familiarity with flora of the Cascade Mountains and experience using taxonomic keys. - Knowledge of and experience in identifying tree mortality agents (diseases, insects, wind, etc.). - Skilled in off-trail navigation (map reading, compass orienteering, use of GPS). - Ability to work independently and reliably. - A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Salary: $14-$15/hour, depending on qualifications and experience. Duration: 12-14 weeks, starting in mid-June (crew leader may begin earlier). Application closing date: February 22, 2015. On-line application instructions: 1. Application procedure depends on student status. You are considered a student if you are enrolled for at least 6 credits in spring and intending to take at least 6 credits in the fall. 2. Copy and paste the appropriate url into your browser: Students: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65805 If url does not work, search for posting #0013886. Non-students: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65774 If url does not work, search for posting #0013856. 3. To apply, click on "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" For more information, please contact: Rob Pabst, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, Oregon State University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/15/15.
Oregon State University: Three field technicians are needed for a project taking place in southern Indiana to investigate the relationship between distribution of migratory forest birds and movement capabilities in fragmented landscapes. Previous research in the region has identified a suite of species with varied distributions relative to forest patch size and isolation, and this study will evaluate whether movement limitations can be linked to those distribution patterns. This study is being conducted in collaboration between researchers at Oregon State University and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. All positions will begin on approximately 1 May 2015, and end on 31 July 2015. Technicians will capture territorial birds from a diverse group of species using target-netting, translocate them to unique areas (1-2 km away), and track their movement paths back to their home range using hand-held telemetry antennae and automated recording units (ARUs). Other duties may include, but are not limited to, data entry and equipment maintenance. Successful candidates will have experience with some combination of mist-netting, bird banding, applying transmitter units to passerines, avian telemetry tracking, and re-sighting of color-banded birds. Field sites are located in both pristine and fragmented forest tracks within state parks, national wildlife refuges, and military installations. Candidates should expect early morning field work, extensive hiking, long, hot days outdoors, and typical field challenges, including biting insects, rough terrain, poison ivy, and thorny understory vegetation. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and their own means of travelling to the study region. Housing will be provided and federal field vehicles will be used for day-to-day work. Salary will be $2,000 per month. To apply please send electronic copies (PDF or MS Documents) of the following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a C.V, and 3) the names and contact information for three work references to Jonathon Valente (Jonathon.Valente@oregonstate.edu). Posted: 1/16/15.
Pennsylvania State University: We are seeking several full-time, temporary (mid-May - mid-August) wildlife field assistants for projects evaluating the quality of core forest stands for interior forest birds. Field Assistants will be part of a larger team of graduate students and researchers collecting avian point count data and vegetation data. For participation in avian studies, identification of Neotropical migrants by sight and sound is mandatory. A strong working knowledge of Pennsylvania trees and shrubs is preferred. Position pays $1900-2100/month based on experience and includes housing and travel expenses within PA. Field Assistants must have a valid driver's license, be comfortable working alone in remote locations, be able to get along with others in a group living environment, be physically capable of working long hours in sometimes harsh conditions, and be familiar with using GPS technology and maps to navigate to specific locations. Experience driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle is preferred. To Apply: Please send a resume, and cover letter including availability and names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references to Abigail Barenblitt at email@example.com and Kimberley Serno at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will begin reviewing applications after February 15th. Posted: 1/18/15.
Pennsylvania State University: The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management is hiring a seasonal technician to collect forest monitoring data in eight national parks in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New River Gorge National River, and Gauley River National Recreational Area. This is the ninth year of a long-term monitoring program investigating forest condition in these national parks. The position begins in mid-May 2015 and continues for 12 - 15 weeks with compensation of $12-15 per hour depending on experience. The technicians will travel to and be housed in or near a national park each week. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Demonstrated experience in forest ecology, meticulous data collection skills, strong work ethic, and positive attitude are required. Applicants should enjoy working outdoors in a variety of conditions and be able to identify common trees and shrubs of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Applicants must be able to follow complex detailed field protocols and work as a member of a team. The ability to hike and work long hours in adverse conditions (e.g. steep terrain, hot/humid weather, stinging/biting insects, irritating plants) and in remote field sites is a must. Applicants should be able to navigate in the woods by compass and using GPS. Additional tasks may include data entry and quality control of data. If interested, please send a brief cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references to Stephanie Perles (email@example.com) by February 11, 2015. Posted: 1/14/15.
Pennsylvania State University: Summer Field Forestry/Biology/Ecology Technicians (Monday, May 11 – Friday, August 14). Location: 4 positions in State College, PA and 4 positions in Coudersport, PA. Pay: 40 hrs/week at $11/hr and housing assistance provided. Duties: Find and monument permanent forest inventory plots using GPS and other tools; identify and quantify the size and abundance of overstory and understory plants on permanent plots; and collect, record and archive data. Key qualifications: At least two years toward a natural resources baccalaureate degree; demonstrated plant identification skills (as evidenced by a course in plant id, such as dendrology, and/or field experience collecting vegetation data); ability to work independently and reliably without direct supervision in challenging field conditions; and possession of a valid driver’s license. Questions: contact Danielle Begley-Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply: Send a letter, résumé, transcripts, and contact information for three references (via email preferred). At least one reference should be able to comment on your plant identification skills: Email applications to: Bobbi Jo Scovern, Administrative Support Assistant, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 419 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA 16802, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 814-865-4511. Posted: 1/10/15.
Prince William Sound Science Center: The PWSSC in Cordova, Alaska is leading a project to collect samples under a contract with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the agency's investigation of the interactions and impacts between hatchery and wild Pink and Chum Salmon in Prince William Sound. The PWSSC is now accepting applications for summer crew leaders and field technicians to assist with this project. These positions will report to Project Leader, Dr. Kristen Gorman, for salmon stream sampling in Prince William Sound. All crew members will receive bear safety and other field safety training. Crew members will participate in surveying salmon and sampling spawned out carcasses for otoliths, and in some cases DNA tissues, all according to specific, predesigned field protocols. Crew leaders and technicians will live aboard contracted research vessels or in a remote field camp for the months of July, August and September, depending on the position with only periodic, brief visits back to Cordova for re-supply. All meals will be provided while at sea or in field camps. This physically challenging fieldwork will occur in difficult field conditions (i.e., rain, wind, mosquitos, sometimes rough ocean conditions) in very remote areas, requiring hiking difficult terrain and crossing streams while carrying equipment. Long work hours will be required. Salary and benefits: Crew leader = $23-27 per hour; Field technician = $17-19 per hour, plus benefits. Further information on field positions and details on how to apply: http://pwssc.org/about/jobs-2/. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2015. Posted: 3/4/15.
Purdue University: Department of Entomology. Salary: $10/hour. End-date: October 2015 with the possibility of extension. Full-time field/laboratory technician position available starting end of March or first week of April 2015 in the Kaplan Lab. The research technician will assist post-doctoral scientists and graduate students with research focused in ecology and entomology. Specific position activities include data collection and fruit harvesting of an experiment examining the efficacy of biological control in high tunnel production of tomatoes and cucumbers. Other position activities include using immunomarking techniques in insect predator mark-recapture studies, quantifying plant fitness, plant defensive chemistry and herbivore-induced plant volatiles, conducting insect surveys and D-vac sampling. The candidate will be responsible for organizing and managing field work, data collection, sample preparation, data compilation and overall maintenance of laboratory and field supplies. The technician must hold a valid driver’s license so that they can travel between the lab and field locations; a vehicle will be provided. Successful candidates will have demonstrated organizational skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, pay close attention to detail and ask questions for clarity. Previous experience in field-based research, especially insect identification, is desired but not required. To apply please e-mail the following materials to Laura Ingwell, firstname.lastname@example.org 1) statement of interest, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name for immediate consideration. Application deadline March 20 or until the position is filled. Posted: 3/4/15.
Purdue University: Closing Date: February 27, 2015. Job Duration: May 1- November 30, 2015 (approximate). Compensation: $11 per hour and housing. The Field Assistant will help carry out research on the effects of silvicultural treatments on the ecology of managed forests as part of the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE). The primary duties of this position will include conducting breeding bird surveys (May-June), small mammal trapping (July-August, October), and woodland salamander surveys (Sept.-Nov). This position will have additional responsibility for assisting with acorn surveys, data collection for prescribed fire treatments, and other tasks as assigned. The field assistant will, under the direction of the HEE field crew supervisor, oversee a field crew of up to 7 people from May-August with responsibilities including planning daily activities, ensuring safety protocols are followed, preparing and maintaining equipment and vehicles, ensuring data quality, and communicating with the HEE field crew supervisor and project coordinator. This position will serve as the facility manager for the HEE housing facility during the summer field season. Field work will be conducted at Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests near Martinsville, IN and Bloomington, IN (respectively). This position requires the ability and willingness to work outdoors in remote locations, rough terrain, and potentially inclement weather conditions. Applicants should be comfortable working both alone and as a part of a team. Work weeks will generally consist of five 8-hour days. Work will not exceed 40 hours in a week. The successful applicant will be subjected to a comprehensive background check managed by Purdue University's Human Resources department. The final hire is contingent upon clearance of this background check. Desired qualifications: Bachelor's degree in wildlife ecology, biology, forestry or related natural resources field preferred Experience conducting auditory and sight based bird surveys Experience with small mammal trapping and handling techniques Strong bird and mammal identification skills Experience with hand-held GPS units, maps and compass Valid driver's license and a good driving record Experience or training in the safe operation of ATVs First aid certification, red card certification and chainsaw safety training preferred. Please contact Dr. Barny Dunning (email@example.com) for questions related to bird surveys or Dana Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions related to small mammal trapping. General questions regarding the position may also be directed to Dr. Mike Saunders (email@example.com). To apply, please complete a HEE field crew application, available for download here or by contacting the HEE field crew supervisor (information below). Send this application along with a current resume including references and a brief letter of interest by email to: Jeff Riegel, HEE Field Crew Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 340-1255. Posted: 1/14/15.
Purdue University: Closing Date: February 27, 2015. Start-End Dates: Approx. May 11-August 7, 2015 Compensation: $10/hour and housing. Up to 7 Wildlife Field Technicians will help carry out research on the effects of silvicultural treatments on the ecology of managed forests as part of the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE). Primary duties of the position(s) will be to conduct aural bird surveys (May-June) and small mammal trapping (July-August). Bird surveys may also be conducted on sites in the Hoosier National Forest between the HEE and Tell City, IN. Additional duties may include nighttime owl surveys, insect sampling, vegetation surveys and others assigned as needed. Field work will be conducted at Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests near Martinsville, IN and Bloomington, IN (respectively). This position requires a valid driver's license with a good driving record (driving background check required). Work conditions have the potential to be extreme, including traversing rugged terrain through dense, thorny shrubs and working in high temperatures and high humidity. Preferred applicants will have demonstrated experience with bird surveys and/or small mammal trapping. Experience with plant identification in the Midwest, hand-held GPS units, maps and compass is also desirable. Each work week will generally consist of five 8-hour days. Work will not exceed 40 hours in a week. Current students and recent B.S. graduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply either for the full summer field season or for only the bird surveys or small mammal trapping, depending on interest and availability. Preference should be indicated on the HEE field crew application form at the link below. The successful applicant(s) may be subjected to a comprehensive background check managed by Purdue University's Human Resources department. The final hire is contingent upon clearance of this background check. Please contact Dr. Barny Dunning (email@example.com) for questions related to bird surveys or Dana Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions related to small mammal trapping. General questions regarding the positions may also be directed to Dr. Mike Saunders (email@example.com). To apply, please complete a HEE field crew application, available for download here or by contacting the HEE field crew supervisor (information below). Send this application along with a current resume including references and a brief letter of interest by email to: Jeff Riegel, HEE Field Crew Supervisor, (firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 812-340-1255). Posted: 1/14/15.
Purdue University: Salary: $10/hour. End-date: December 2014 with the possibility of extension. Full-time field/laboratory technician position available immediately in the Kaplan Lab in the Department of Entomology. The research technician will assist post-doctoral scientists and graduate students with research focused in ecology and entomology. Specific position activities include data collection and fruit harvesting of an experiment examining the role of plant defenses against herbivores and an experiment examining biological control efficacy in high tunnel production of tomatoes and cucumbers. Other position activities include using immunomarking techniques in insect predator mark-recapture studies, quantifying plant fitness and plant defensive chemistry and herbivore-induced plant volatiles, conducting insect surveys and D-vac sampling, and quantifying trichome densities. The candidate will be responsible for organizing and managing field work, data collection, sample preparation, data compilation and overall maintenance of laboratory and field supplies. The technician must hold a valid driver's license so that they can travel between the lab and field locations; a vehicle will be provided. Successful candidates will have demonstrated organizational skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, pay close attention to detail and ask questions for clarity. Previous experience in field-based research, especially insect identification, is desired but not required. To apply please e-mail the following materials to Juli Carrillo, email@example.com : 1) statement of interest, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name for immediate consideration. Application deadline August 8 or until the position is filled. Posted: 7/23/14.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute: SCBI is offering an internship opportunity in association with its regional conservation ecology research. We seek two interns to assist with the study of the population ecology, nesting ecology, and conservation of the wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) in Virginia. This project is coordinated with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and in conjunction with Virginia's participation in the conservation planning and implementation for the wood turtle and associated riparian species of greatest conservation need from Maine to Virginia. Interns will assist with population surveys following established survey protocols, collect detailed and accurate data (including genetic samples), provide technical assistance for stakeholders, and help manage a collaborative wood turtle database. Other associated duties may be required. Candidates should have graduated from a college or university within the last 12 months and have undergraduate coursework in ecology, conservation biology or a closely related field. Knowledge and field experience with ecology and conservation issues is required. Individuals with previous mark-recapture and aquatic survey experience, and spatial data management and analysis skills (e.g. GIS) are especially encouraged to apply. Interns will have the ability to work long hours in cold and wet conditions in remote field settings. They will take directions easily and work well with others, yet have the ability to work independently. Applicants should have plans for continued education or a career in ecology or conservation. The internship is from January 15th-June 15th, and is a full-time appointment (40 hours per week), with the opportunity for a 6 month extension. Apply online. Please contact Thomas Akre (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ellery Ruther (email@example.com) for more information. Applications due 1/1/15. Posted: 12/10/14.
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center: 3-4 Skilled field technicians are needed between April-July (flexible) for a study on the contribution of native and non-native plants to urban food webs. This project works within the Neighborhood Nestwatch program and combines avian ecology, entomology and citizen science to investigate food resources for Carolina Chickadees in suburban backyards. Daily duties may include nest monitoring, insect sampling, color-band resighting, vegetation surveys, data entry, lab work and more. Required qualifications: 1) the ability to work independently and keep meticulous notes, 2) demonstrated field experience in either avian, insect and/or woody plant sampling methods, 3) a valid driver's license; and 4) the personality to positively interact with the public on a spontaneous (but regular) basis. Preferred qualifications: (1-2 positions) experience independently banding passerine birds (taking blood samples, target netting, aging, etc), (1 position) Insect identification and taxonomy, (1 position) experience leading a crew (Any position) background in horticulture, woody plant identification or urban ecology. Perks include the opportunity to learn a diverse array of skills and the occasional pancakes. During the height of breeding season, applicants should expect long hours and a 6-7 day/wk schedule. Visits to field sites will require daily commutes in sometimes busy DC traffic conditions. MD housing and vehicles for work travel will be provided. Location is convenient to the District as well as many natural areas, national parks and cultural and historic sites. Salary will be commensurate with experience. ($325-450/week). To apply please send the following in a PDF or word document: 1) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience, dates of availability, and the reason you are interested in this position; 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references that can attest to your experience and suitability for this position. Please send all documents to DESIREE NARANGO (Email: nestwatch.foodwebATgmail.com) and put FOOD WEB FIELD TECHNICIAN as the subject of your email application. Deadline: 15 March. Posted: 1/14/15.
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF): Location: Carmel, NY. Salary $400/ week + Health Benefits and Housing . Start Date: Mid – Late April. Application Deadline: 2/25/15. We are seeking two field technicians to aid graduate students with projects investigating eastern and New England cottontail habitat associations, demography, nutrition, and parasites in the lower Hudson Valley. The positions will start mid –April to May. Positions will continue through late August- September 2015, with possible renewal through winter. Later promotion to crew leader is also possible. Job duties will primarily include set up, maintenance, and daily checking of trap lines, capture, handling, radio-collaring, and radio-tagging of adult and juvenile cottontail rabbits, tracking rabbits via radio-telemetry, vegetation sampling, and maintaining trail cameras for cottontail predators. Field work is conducted under all weather conditions and involves hiking 5-10 miles per day carrying up to 50 lbs of gear, walking or snowshoeing in deep snow, rain, and extreme temperatures, with biting insects, ticks, and thick thorny vegetation. Technicians will be required to work irregular/long hours, and often greater than 40 hours per week. Shared housing and vehicle will be provided. If use of personal vehicles for research purposes is required, compensation for mileage will be provided. Applicants should have a B.S. in biology or related field, a valid driver’s license, be physically fit and capable and willing to work long and irregular hours in winter field settings. Prior field experience and experience working with lagomorphs or other small mammals is required. Preference will also be given to applicants with telemetry experience, mammal trapping experience, prior experience with data entry, winter field work, and a positive attitude. To apply, please send a cover letter detailing interests and experience, a resume or CV, and contact information for three references (phone numbers and e-mail addresses) to Amanda Cheeseman by February 25. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Posted: 2/9/15.
Syracuse University: The Fridley Lab in the Biology Department at Syracuse University seeks to hire a full-time field and lab assistant for summer and fall 2015 (ca. May 18-Dec 31; start and end dates flexible) for projects involving experimental old field communities in New York and New Jersey and a long-term climate manipulation in northern England. Activities will involve lab and field components and include assisting with periodic field measurements of leaf, root, and soil properties; plant harvest and growth analysis; lab analysis of leaf chemistry; maintenance and monitoring of experimental old field communities; and various other lab tasks including data entry. The successful applicant will be based largely in Syracuse, with (paid) trips to other NY and NJ locations. Desired qualifications include a strong interest in field ecology, an undergraduate degree in Biology, Botany, Ecology, or related field, previous field/lab experience, and willingness to work outdoors under sometimes uncomfortable conditions. The pay rate is $12.61/hr and includes full benefits. There is a possibility the position would be extended into 2016 pending funding availability. Information about lab activities can be found at http://plantecology.syr.edu/fridley and questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration applicants should complete an online application by April 20 at http://www.sujobopps.com (job posting #031588), and include a cover letter, resume/CV, and a list of at least two academic or professional references. Posted: 3/25/15.
Teton Science Schools: Teton Research Institute has the following openings. Please visit our employment website for more details and how to apply. Land Management Technician, Location: Jackson, Wyoming, Begins: May 26, 2015, Ends: August 14, 2015 (may be extended to August 28), Compensation: $440/week. DEQ-Water Quality Lab Technician, Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, Begins: June 1, 2015, Ends: November 30, 2015, Compensation: $2,200 monthly stipend. DEQ-Natural Resource Technician (2 positions), Location: Cheyenne and Lander, Wyoming, Begins: June 1, 2015, Ends: November 30, 2015, Compensation: $2,200 monthly stipend, plus travel expenses for field work. Avian Education Specialist, Location: Jackson, Wyoming, Begins: May 20, 2015, Ends: August 14, 2015 (may be extended to August 28), Compensation: $520/week. Posted: 1/14/15.
USDA-ARS: Deep ecology in the Bakken oilfield: bird biologist needed. Summer field work position ($11.87/hour): to measure birds, insects, soils, and plants. This position is for a project in western North Dakota that determines how species diversity and soil productivity predict the presence of exotic and invasive species within the Bakken oilfield. The job will be to perform breeding season point counts of birds and insect sweeps independently in the field until early July. In the later season, the worker will operate as part of a team collecting soils and plant data. Start date is May 18. End date is flexible. Experience required: visual and auditory bird identification, using GPS technology to locate sites, experience with ecological sampling, and working independently. The qualified person will be experienced in, and comfortable with, independent decision making in the field. Off road driving experience is helpful. Must be able to work pre-dawn hours. The person hired will be trained for additional field work that includes measuring plant frequency, collecting soils, quantifying soil conditions, and performing insect sweeps. Non-field days will be in the lab sorting insect samples. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com Applications will be accepted until 3/12/15. Posted: 3/4/15.
USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory: Grassland Insect Ecology: We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to assist in all aspects of research on grassland insect and rangeland ecology at the USDA- ARS, Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT. Research looks at how fire and livestock grazing can reduce grasshopper outbreaks, how grasshoppers affect grassland health and livestock grazing sustainability, and how drought and predators affect grasshopper outbreaks. Work may include sampling grasshoppers and other rangeland insects in large scale experiments, sampling rangeland plants, and setting up and conducting small scale manipulative experiments in the field. Most field work will be conducted on diverse and beautiful native rangelands in eastern Montana and on the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota. Some overnight travel to sites in eastern Montana and Wyoming will be required. Salary: $11.17 to $12.19 per hour (GS-2 to GS-3) dependent on experience and education, plus overtime pay at time and a half. Dorm-style housing is available on location for $131 per month, including utilities. Dates: Mid-May through the end of September. Please specify your available start and end dates in your application. Qualifications: You must be physically fit, able to walk rapidly over rangeland, and comfortable spending long hours outside in hot conditions. Willingness to work long days, and some weekends when necessary is also a must. Undergraduate course work in ecology, entomology, range or environmental sciences, and previous field work experience is preferred but not required. Application: please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the job; a resume describing relevant experience and college classes; names and contact information for two professional references; to Nicole Davidson (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on the grasshopper research program visit: Dave Branson's page or contact us directly. Posted: 2/28/15.
USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources Research Unit: Ecosystem Ecology Instrumentation Technician Position. The Rangeland Resources Research Unit with USDA-ARS will be hiring an assistant instrumentation technician for the summer of 2015. The position will be based in Fort Collins, CO, and involve daily travel to the Central Plains Experimental Range to assist in the build out of automated instrumentation for the measurement of micrometeorology and hydrology variables. Instrumentation will include Eddy Covariance systems, Microwatersheds, Wind Erosion towers and a Volumetric Soil Moisture network. Work will consist primarily of the installation of infrastructure, sensors and dataloggers in several existing field experiments. Position will provide a great opportunity to learn the design and operation of core Ecosystem Ecology automated instrumentation. Basic aptitude in engineering and electronics is preferred. Some heavy lifting and manual labor will be required. Field site is located in a remote treeless landscape with highly variable weather conditions. Additional qualifications include careful attention to detail, minimum GPA of 3.0, positive attitude, sense of humor, and flexibility in work hours related to weather and experiment requirements. Dates and Pay: Start and end dates (approximately mid-May to mid-August) are flexible and can match dates determined by CSU school year. Position is for 40 hrs/week at $12/hr. Applications: Please submit resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 references as soon as possible to David Smith, David.Smith@ars.usda.gov. Posted: 3/10/15.
USDA Forest Service: The Pacfish Infish Biological Opinion (PIBO) Monitoring Program will soon begin filling multiple temporary seasonal positions in biology for the 2015 field season. Positions will be filled at the GS-3, 4, and 5 levels. These seasonal (not to exceed 1039 hours) positions will begin on May 18th. Student employees typically work to the end of August while others will work to mid-September with extensions determined by availability of work and funding. Duty Stations: • Leadore, Idaho • St. Regis, Montana • Ukiah, Oregon. The incumbent will serve as member of the PIBO Monitoring Program team. The project’s goal is to evaluate the status and trend of aquatic and riparian habitat on lands managed by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies within the Interior Columbia River and Upper Missouri River basins. The PIBO program collects data on approximately 450 streams each year, located throughout the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Montana. During the summer months the incumbent is required to work remotely for 8 consecutive days, followed by a 6 day break. This is a field based job requiring living, hiking, and working in remote areas with uneven terrain and inclement weather conditions. Government bunkhouses are available at most locations for a nominal fee. Plant position responsibilities include riparian vegetation data collection and extensive plant identification. You will learn a variety of sampling techniques and how to identify many riparian plant species, including: sedges, grasses, forbs, willows, and other woody plants. To qualify, the incumbent must have completed at least one plant taxonomy course and have experience identifying plants using dichotomous keys. OR Fish position responsibilities include an intensive reach scale stream survey. Using one of the most rigorously tested sampling protocols available, technicians collect information on a variety of stream attributes including habitat formations, channel geometry, substrate size, stream bank characteristics, gradient, water chemistry, large woody debris, and macro-invertebrate assemblages. To qualify, incumbent must have course work or experience in natural resource management; especially fisheries and water resources. OR General biological science aid position responsibilities will mirror those of the plant or fish positions but serving in a supporting role. The responsibilities for these positions are expected to expand through the season as training and experience dictate. Every position requires a valid driver’s license issued by any US state or territory. Regardless of position the incumbent will spend a great deal of time wading through streams and must be willing to work and live in wet conditions. The number of positions will be determined by funding but is expected to include approximately 12 of each position listed in the table below. The positions will be distributed amongst all locations. Position Grade Announcement Number: 0404-Fish GS-4 15-TEMP-R40404-4-FISH-DT-PM, 0404-Fish GS-5 15-TEMP-R40404-5-FISH-DT-PM, 0404-Plant GS-4 15-TEMP-R40404-4-PLNT-DT-PM, 0404-Plant GS-5 15-TEMP-R40404-5-PLNT-DT-PM, 0404-General Bio Sci Aid GS-3 15-TEMP-R40404-3-AID-DT-PM. These positions will be available on USAJobs from December 3-9. Posted: 11/26/14.
USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station: The Northern Research Station oversees a large-scale American elm restoration project with the objective of developing a genetically diverse assortment of Dutch-elm disease tolerant American elm selections through breeding. We plan to hire two field technicians this summer to help maintain our American elm orchards and related studies through a collaborative project with the Ohio State University. The summer field technicians will be responsible for maintaining elm orchards (mowing, operating farm equipment, weeding, spraying herbicide), collecting growth measurements on elm orchard trees, maintaining an orchard database, propagating plants, and may assist with the establishment of new experimental plantings. This position will start in June, 2015 and last through August. Compensation: Between $10.50 and $13/hour; commensurate with experience. Minimum Requirements: -Completion of at least one year of an undergraduate or associate’s degree in natural resources, agriculture, or a related field. - Experience collecting data. -Experience using farm equipment, including a tractor or riding mower. -Proficiency in Microsoft Excel. -Independent and able to work with minimal oversight. -Enthusiasm for outdoor work in conditions including heat, rain, biting/stinging insects, and poison ivy. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to: Leila Pinchot (Corneliapinchot@fs.fed.us). Posted: 3/9/15.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Salary: $11-12/hour; 40 hours per week; housing available; Start Date: September 7, 2015 (some flexibility); Last Date to Apply: July 31, 2015. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR, working in Boynton Beach, Florida. This position will begin at the end of August 2015 (dates are somewhat flexible) and last for 6 to 9 months. We are looking for an intern to work with our water quality and biology programs. Water quality in the Refuge is monitored, in part, through our Enhanced Water Quality Program (LOXA). Two people fly in a helicopter four days per month and collect water samples from the Refuge marsh interior. Samplers have to exit a running helicopter and walk through the marsh up to 30 or 40 meters away and collect water samples in conditions that range from hot and steamy, raining, or cold and wet. Collecting samples requires a lot of patience and meticulous attention to small details. Data is highly scrutinized as it is used in ongoing litigation. For the water quality program, the Refuge is looking for someone to complete the rigorous training required to a) fly in a helicopter and b) collect water quality samples two (2) or three (3) times per month. The rest of the month, the intern will be working with the biology program on a variety of projects relating to apple snail and snail kite monitoring, prescribed fire ecological effects, and other wildlife/habitat monitoring. The selected candidate will need to learn to independently operate an air boat and complete a week long airboat/outboard motor boat training course. The intern would also log 40 hours of airboat operating time with a certified operator on board, and then be certified to operate an airboat independently. There is also likely to be additional opportunities to work in other areas in South Florida with fire programs and monitoring programs. Qualifications: Applicants with similar experience or a wildlife biology background are encouraged to apply. Requirements: 1. Proof of U.S. citizenship. 2. Be able to successfully pass an FBI background investigation. 3. Commit to at least six (6) months of work. 4. Work 40 hours per week for 6 to 9 months. 5. Be in good physical shape (capable of flying in a small helicopter, walking through extremely difficult marsh conditions). 6. Willingness/ability to fly in a helicopter, work in hot, humid, buggy conditions in close proximity to alligators and other wildlife. 7. Willingness/ability to complete the required training (MOCC with airboat component, helicopter training (B3 and water ditching). 8. Willingness/ability to walk through the marsh in extreme conditions while wearing chest waders. Have a B.S. or M.S. in biological sciences, wildlife management, water quality, or a similar field of study. 9. Have a vehicle (remote housing site) for personal use (work vehicles are available for travel to and from work sites) Apply by sending a brief letter of interest, a resume, and 3 references. Contact: Rebekah Gibble (Rebekah_Gibble@fws.gov). Posted: 6/16/15.
USGS Canyonlands Research Station: Seasonal tech/Intern. USGS in Moab UT is seeking to a student intern to assist with a variety of ecosystem ecology research projects. The incumbent will gain valuable experience conducting basic ecology field work and building a large global change experiment under the supervision of USGS ecologists and technicians. The primary study sites are located near Canyonlands National Park. Pay is $12.01 an hour. Housing will be provided in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and/or the Canyonlands Research Center. Position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is mid-February and the position will go through mid-June, with a possibility of extension through the summer depending on work load. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and must be a current student or recent graduate (less than 12 months out of school). Prior research experience and construction-related skills preferred. To apply, please send a resume, three references and copy of transcripts to CRS_Jobs@usgs.gov. Posted: 1/2/15.
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station (USGS) is currently hiring summer Biological Science Technicians (Botany). Pay: GG-5 (approx. $15.31/hour) Location: Three Rivers, California. Closes: 5pm PST Feb. 2nd). Duties: Measure forest demographics, including measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death. Resurvey White Pine Blister Rust plots. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierran trees, and forest pathology. Up to 5 positions will be filled. Positions are full-time, start in mid-May, and will last about 5 months. Need bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience. Some field work experience required. Want people with some biological coursework and experience, an interest in forest ecology, who want to work outdoors, and who like to work in small teams and get along easily with others. Housing available for rent. Must be a US Citizen in order to qualify. For more information, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or e:mail at email@example.com. To apply: mail, e:mail, or fax resume and transcripts (unofficial okay) to: Wendy Cole, USGS/BRD/WERC, 3020 State University Drive East, Modoc Hall, Room 4004, Sacramento, CA 95819; FAX (916) 278-9475; firstname.lastname@example.org. (E:mail preferred) Please list the announcement number (WERC-39-15-01) on all your application materials and make sure to include hours worked per week for each of your jobs on your resume and begin and end dates. Also e:mail your application materials to: email@example.com. Posted: 1/11/15.
University of California at Berkeley: A field technician is needed to conduct a variety of animal surveys as part of a long-term food web and climate change study in the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Carrizo is the largest remnant of the San Joaquin grassland ecosystem and contains many endangered plants and animals. Employee will work on a team of 2-4 people and will conduct a variety of surveys, focusing especially on mark-recapture of endangered kangaroo rats. Vegetation sampling, mark-recapture surveys of threatened squirrels, seed cache monitoring, visual line transects for reptiles, pitfall trapping for invertebrates, and spotlight surveys for predators and lagomorphs will also be conducted. Technicians will assist in the removal of rainout shelter and irrigation equipment at the start of the field season and technicians may be involved in repairs and maintenance of the rainout shelters and irrigation plots as needed. Additional duties may include bird point counts, diet trials, soil and precipitation monitoring and educational displays and field trips. Applicants should have a strong interest in natural history, conservation, and/or management and a high level of responsibility, organization, and motivation. Applicants should have the ability to be flexible and live and work well with others in an isolated setting while maintaining work quality and a positive attitude during challenging field conditions. Applicants should be in good physical condition and experienced with or able to tolerate hot and cold field conditions. Applicants should be able to work long hours in the field and at night. Applicants should have a strong interest in deserts and arid regions or in the species being studied. Applicants should be knowledgeable in MS Office applications. At least two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and at least one season of field experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Preferred applicants will have familiarity with the plants and animals of California and previous pit tagging and small mammal experience. Experience with the following field techniques is also helpful: bird point counts, small mammal live trapping and handling, distance sampling, and pitfall trapping. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 references as one word or PDF document to rendicott@Berkeley.edu by 2/6/2015. Dates: late March through August 2015. Approximately 40 hours/week, variable throughout season. Salary: $12.77/hour. Posted: 1/10/15.
University of California at Berkeley: A crew leader is needed to oversee and conduct a variety of animal surveys as part of a long-term food web and climate change study in the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Carrizo is the largest remnant of the San Joaquin grassland ecosystem and contains many endangered plants and animals. Employee will supervise a team of 1-3 people and will conduct a variety of surveys, focusing especially on mark-recapture of endangered kangaroo rats. Vegetation sampling, mark-recapture surveys of threatened squirrels, seed cache monitoring, visual line transects for reptiles, pitfall trapping for invertebrates, and spotlight surveys for predators and lagomorphs will also be conducted. Technicians will assist in the removal of rainout shelter and irrigation equipment at the start of the field season and technicians may be involved in repairs and maintenance of the rainout shelters and irrigation plots as needed. Additional duties may include bird point counts, diet trials, soil and precipitation monitoring and educational displays and field trips. Requirements: Applicants should have previous supervisory experience and strong conflict management skills. Successful applicants will have previous experience working independently in the field and a strong interest in natural history, conservation, and/or management. Applicants should have a high level of responsibility, organization, and motivation and the ability to be flexible and live and work well with others in an isolated setting. Applicants must be in good physical condition and have experience with or be able to tolerate long work days, hot and cold field conditions and night work. The ability to maintain work quality and a positive attitude during challenging field conditions is essential. Applicants should have a strong interest in deserts and arid regions or in the species being studied. Applicants must also be proficient in MS Office. At least two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and at least three seasons of field experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Preferred applicants will have familiarity with the plants and animals of California and previous pit tagging and small mammal experience. Experience with the following field techniques is also helpful: bird point counts, small mammal live trapping and handling, distance sampling, and pitfall trapping. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 references as a word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/6/2015. Dates: Late March through August 2015. Salary: $14.37/hour. Approximately 40 hours per week, variable throughout season. Posted: 1/10/15.
University of California, Davis: The Center for Watershed Sciences is seeking a temporary full-time field technician with previous amphibian survey experience in streams, lakes, and/or meadows.The position will be hired at the Junior Specialist I level ($3036/mo with mid-level benefits) starting in June 2015 through October 2015, with possible extension depending on available funding. The position will assist in a study on Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog ecology and habitat use in the northern Sierra Nevada, CA.This position will conduct Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog surveys frequently over the summer in a few locations.Duties will include conducting visual encounter surveys, marking adults with pit tags, collecting habitat data, planning and organizing field logistics, and compiling and entering all field data into databases and ArcGIS spatial layers that the selected person will maintain.This person will work with other researchers on the project, and will be in charge of 1 field assistant who will assist in data collection. We are looking for applicants with a background and/or high level of interest in herpetology. Knowledge of amphibian ecology and experience with amphibian surveys in aquatic habitats, team leadership, and ability to plan field logistics and work independently is required.Experience with marking frogs and knowledge and experience in stream, meadow, and/or lake hydrology and ecology is desired.Experience in rugged outdoor settings, particularly in aquatic habitats is a necessity due to some remote locations. Ability to get along with crew members for prolonged periods in the field is a must. Applicants with general ecology, fisheries, hydrologic and/or biology backgrounds are encouraged to apply.An undergraduate degree (B.S., B.A.) in one of the above listed fields is required. Interested applicants should email resumes with three references to Cathy Brown (email@example.com) by May 4, 2015: Please put ‘Frog Job Applicant’ in the email subject line. Posted: 4/15/15.
University of California at Merced: Lab/Field Assistant Job. I (Emily Moran) am a plant biologist looking for at least one full-time summer lab & field assistant. Research in our lab centers on forest ecology & genetics, particularly responses to climate change. The technician appointment would be for four months, with potential for renewal. Starting pay $14.57/hour. Available start dates: April 25-May 30, 2015. Candidates must have a bachelor’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. Candidates must have either: A) Experience with plant genetics, including sequencing, DNA extraction, PCR. Experience developing or working with SNPs would be desirable. B) Forest ecology field experience, including measuring and identifying trees, collecting seed, etc. or C) A mixture of these skills. Additional skills that would be desirable (but not necessarily required) include experience with plant propagation, a working knowledge of statistics, and/or R programming. Please not if you have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Duties may include: - Developing SNP markers for Ponderosa pine alongside collaborators at Davis - Locating and setting up field sites in the Sierra Nevada - Assisting with equipment ordering and testing of protocols in the lab - Literature searches to find data to parameterize forest models - Cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment - Data entry and analysis. The laboratory assistant will also be expected to participate in lab meetings and update his/her skills by reading and participating classes/workshops as necessary. To apply, upload your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to the UCM AP recruit system, position #5886). For full consideration, please apply before March 30. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/10/15.
University of Chicago: Field assistants needed for studies on social behavior, physiology and survival of Belding’s ground squirrels (Urocitellus beldingi). This research will be conducted in the eastern Sierra Nevada, centered at a field station near Mammoth Lakes, CA. Work will include trapping and marking of free-living ground squirrels, behavioral observations, and collection of physiological samples. Work will begin in early June and end in August. Previous field experience is desired, but not necessary. Assistants will be provided with transportation and room. For more information, including how to apply, please email Rey Ayon (email@example.com), PhD student. Posted: 4/9/15.
University of Idaho: The Strand Lab has an opening for a research assistant for the summer of 2015 starting May 2015. The goal of the project is to understand how fire, herbivory, and post-fire rehabilitation interact with the environment to alter plant community trajectory, species richness, invasion by Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass), and the system's fire regime. Data collection trips will require camping in remote locations for 5 days. Temperatures in the July can exceeding 100 F. Duties: 1) Collect plant community data and specimens in the field; 2) data entry in Excel; 3) spatial analysis using ArcGIS and remote sensing and other tasks as needed. Experience camping is required and prior experience with plant identification is highly desired. Additionally, some combination of experience with field work, GPS receivers, navigating back country locations, off-road experience, or GIS, or remote sensing is preferred. This is a great opportunity to learn about issues in sagebrush land management and potentially interact with staff from the BLM and USGS. Start Date: Start date is somewhat flexible, but is scheduled to begin midMay through Early or mid August, depending on start date. Pay Rate: $9-12/hr depending on experience. Locations: Lab space will be in Boise with fieldwork conducted between Boise and Craters of the Moon. Duties: Fieldwork and camping in remote locations, collecting plant community data and specimens, data entry in Excel, spatial analysis using ArcGIS. Please apply via https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/7950. You will be required to submit a resume, unofficial transcript, and a letter of interest detailing your skills and experience and how you would contribute to the project. Application review will begin Feb 20th. For more information please contact Chris Bowman-Prideaux (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eva Strand (email@example.com). Posted: 2/15/15.
University of Illinois: Plant Ecology Seasonal Field Assistant (Drought tolerance post-fire). Duration early May through early August (dates flexible). Seeking full-time field assistant for a project on the drought response of forests managed with fire in extreme southern Illinois. The field assistant will work closely with a graduate student to maintain a drought experiment, monitor tree physiological responses, conduct vegetation surveys and collect soil hyphae. The work will be carried out in mature oak-hickory forests of Shawnee National Forest. Housing and field vehicle provided, though travel to and from Illinois is not provided. Work schedule will average 40 hours per week. Qualifications: B.A./B.S. degree in biology, natural resources, or related field is highly preferred. Applicant must have at least one season of fieldwork. Experience measuring leaf gas exchange and/or performing intensive vegetation surveys is a plus, but those keen on gaining these skills are also highly recommended to apply. The field assistant must be comfortable hiking several miles a day and working long hours outside, often in hot, humid conditions. The assistant is expected to be a highly motivated, independent, and responsible team member. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be considered insurable by the University of Illinois. To Apply: Email the following in a single PDF to Tyler Refsland (firstname.lastname@example.org): (1) A one-page cover letter describing your interests, reasons for applying and specific dates of availability, (2) resume or CV, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) contact information for three references. Deadline 2/20/2015. Posted: 1/12/15, revised: 1/14/15.
University of Illinois at Springfield: I am looking for a field technician with a strong work ethic to join my team for the Franklin's ground squirrel project in Central Illinois. The field technician needs to be effective and skillful in data collection, including trapping, tagging, and tracking of Franklin’s ground squirrels. Field technician knows how to operate and adjust, when necessary, various instruments for data acquisition and is required to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Duties include: Trapping - Conducts daily trapping of Franklin’s ground squirrels at multiple sites over the field season. Tagging - Implants a passive integrated transponder (PIT) to each newly captured squirrel for identification and fits radio-collars to targeted juveniles. Tracking - Conducts daily radio-tracking of juvenile Franklin’s ground squirrels on foot or in vehicle depending on the movement patterns and dispersal distances of individual squirrels. Records locations of the squirrels with the GPS units through triangulation or homing. Follows the squirrels until they immerge. Daily Reports - Submits daily reports on the trapping, tagging, and tracking of Franklin’s ground squirrels. Maintenance - Assists with the maintenance, clean-up, and inventory of the field gears and equipment for trapping, tagging, and tracking of Franklin’s ground squirrels. Requirements: Successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, wildlife, biology, or related field. Experiences in radio-telemetry and working with small mammals in the field are highly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and GPS is highly desirable. Successful candidate must be a team-player, demonstrate strong communication skills, follow instructions well, and pay attention to detail. Candidate must have a commitment to field personnel and equipment safety. The individual must have a personal vehicle, maintain a valid driver’s license, and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long hours. Starting date: As soon as possible. Anticipated ending date: October 31, 2015. Salary: $1600-$1760/month (depending on the skills and experiences), plus mileage reimbursement for radio-tracking. To apply, please send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at email@example.com. 1. Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications; 2. Resume, including contact information for three references; and 3. Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable). Tih-Fen Ting, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL 62703, (217) 206-7876. Posted: 6/16/15.
University of Illinois at Springfield: I am looking to fill two field technician positions to assist with the osprey hacking program in Illinois as part of the osprey recovery effort for this state-endangered species. The positions, based at different sites, entail the following responsibilities: Daily Observations: Conducts daily behavioral observations of osprey chicks at the hacking site to ensure their well-being. Makes notes of presence of potential predators or competitors in the vicinity of the hacking site. Daily Tracking: Conducts daily tracking of ospreys once they fledge and notes their locations before they migrate. Food Preparation and Feeding: Conducts daily preparation of fish and feeding to the hacked ospreys. Planning and Coordination: Conducts regular fish pick-ups from the project partner. Coordinates with the field personnel at the other hacking site for project purposes when required. Daily Reports: Contributes to daily reports regarding the behaviors, locations, and fish consumption by ospreys. Makes notes of any other notable events related to the birds. Maintenance: Assists with the maintenance and clean-up of the hacking tower after the season, as well as the maintenance and inventory of the field gears and equipment. Qualifications: Successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, wildlife, biology, or related field by July 1, 2014. Experiences working with birds of prey are highly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and GPS is highly desirable. Successful candidate must be a team-player, demonstrate strong communication skills, follow instructions well, and pay attention to detail. Candidate must have a commitment to field personnel and equipment safety. The individual must have and maintain a valid driver's license and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long hours. Application deadline: July 6, 2014 or until the positions are filled. Anticipated starting date: July 14, 2014. Ending date: early October. Salary: $11 per hour, full-time. Housing or camping gears (except sleeping bags) are provided. To apply, please email the following to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications; 2) Resume, including contact information for three references; and 3) Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable). Posted: 7/1/14.
University of Maine: GIS/REMOTE SENSING ANALYST needed fall 2015 to head up an effort to produce a continuous geospatial layer of coastal marsh communities along the mid-Atlantic and New England coast. Technician will support a large-scale project called SHARP: the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program, which explores tidal marsh communities along the coast from Maine to Virginia and how these populations change with climate. The analyst will use Lidar elevation data, wetland delineation data, and remote sensing techniques building upon work previously done at the University of Maine to produce a high/low marsh layer for use in habitat mapping and conservation planning across the northeast. The analyst will be directly supervised by staff at the University of Maine in Orono, ME. There is an opportunity for partial telecommuting on a case-by-case basis. Ideal applicants will have an MS in a related degree (geography, spatial ecology, etc.) or a BS with equivalent prior experience with image classification/processing in ArcGIS or other related software (ENVI, ERDAS), a background in life sciences, as well as a good sense of humor and the ability to adjust to varying schedules throughout the semester. Salary starts at $3000/month and will be commensurate with experience. The 6-month position will begin September 2015 and conclude February. To apply, please send a resume, application letter with three references, and an example of a completed GIS product or report to email@example.com. Posted: 6/24/15.
University of Maine: Forest Ecology Research Technician. Location: Orono, ME but requires frequent travel to northern Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick. There are many summer sublease opportunities around the University of Maine. Dates: May – August; based on availability. Pay: $10-12/hr; based on experience. 40 hour work weeks. Job: Temporary full-time position characterizing forest structure and attributes of old-growth northern white-cedar stands of the Acadian forest. Worker will aid a M.S. student collecting data for a project comparing primary, unharvested forest communities with selectively harvested second-growth. Successful applicant will gain knowledge of ecological sampling techniques, forest mensuration, data collection, and the history and management of the Northern Forest. Work requires travel across Maine, New Brunswick, and Quebec, with transportation between field sites provided. Fieldwork will be physically demanding (hiking, bending, kneeling, and hauling gear) requiring travel over variable terrain in all weather conditions. Work will also involve travel in remote locations, requiring extended periods in backcountry conditions. Work will be conducted in wet and low lying areas subject to high mosquito and black fly pressure. There will also be opportunities to work on various associated research projects. The ideal candidate is a student pursuing a degree in related field and seeking research experience. Preference will be given to students with knowledge/experience in forest mensuration and plant taxonomy. Must hold a valid driver’s license and passport. Basic outdoor skills such as navigation and camping are a plus. Other qualifications include strong observational skills with an ability to pay attention to detail. Must be capable of enduring physically and mentally challenging work conditions. To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Nathan Wesely (firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-931-8114). Deadline: April 24, 2015; Preference will be given to first applicants. Posted: 4/16/15.
University of Maine: Avian Point Count Supervisor- point counts, demographic, arthropod, and vegetation sampling in Northern New England at Umbagog NWR, NH. The project is a collaboration between USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine to study birds in spruce-fir forests throughout New England and their response to forest management. This study will focus primarily on birds in softwood dominated forests, and field research will be conducted in the working forest landscape. The selected applicant will supervise and conduct avian point count surveys, forested vegetation surveys, arthropod surveys, targeted spruce budworm surveys, and demographic observation of Bay-breasted Warblers. The applicant MUST have previous experience with point count surveys. Please send a CV or resume with a cover letter detailing interest in the position, relevant experience, and the contact information for at least 3 references as a single document to the email indicated below. Include in the subject line: “Supervisor application”. Qualifications: The ability to identify forest birds of New England by both sight and sound is essential. Experience with multispecies point count surveys for birds, vegetation surveys, arthropod surveys, bird demographic surveys, data entry in Microsoft Excel or Access are preferred. Enrollment or completion of a college degree in biology, wildlife, zoology, or related field also preferred. An ability to independently plan daily and weekly logistics while supervising four other technicians is essential. Compensation: Employees will be provided housing at Umbagog NWR in NH, a vehicles for fieldwork use, and a wage ranging $11-14 per hour depending on experience with point counts and completion of an undergraduate degree. Research sites are remote, and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities are located nearby such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and moose watching. Contact: Brian Rolek (email@example.com). Start date: 11 May 2015. End date: 15 August 2015. Application deadline: ASAP. Posted: 4/17/15.
University of Maine: Student field workers and research assistants are needed for a project with USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine to study birds in Spruce-Fir Forests throughout New England and their response to forest management. Qualifications: Student Field Workers: Preferred skills include bird identification by sight and sound; tolerance for challenging field conditions; and basic experience surveying for wildlife. Applicants must have the ability to hear high pitched bird songs/calls, be tolerant of biting insects including black flies and mosquitoes, and be able to work alone and in teams in remote places (i.e. beyond the reach of cell phone towers). A valid U.S. driver’s license and a demonstrated record of safe driving are required. A healthy respect for potential safety hazards is also important. Enthusiasm for working in rugged but beautiful field sites is essential. Wages vary depending upon experience with point counts and bird identification between $7.75-9.45 per hour. Research Assistants: The ability to identify forest birds of New England by both sight and sound is essential. Experience with multi-species point count surveys for birds, vegetation surveys, data entry in Microsoft Excel or Access are preferred. Enrollment or completion of a college degree in biology, wildlife, zoology, or related field also preferred. An ability to independently plan daily and weekly logistics while supervising at least one other technician is essential. See additional qualifications in Student Field Worker section above. Wage is $11.01 per hour. The selected applicants will conduct avian point count surveys and forested vegetation surveys. Bird surveys will take place early each morning and data will be entered each afternoon. Duties also may include territory plotting, vegetation sampling, nest searching, camp/house, and light vehicle maintenance. This study will focus primarily on birds in softwood dominated forests, and field research will be conducted in the working forest landscape. Please send a CV or resume with a cover letter detailing interest in the position, relevant experience, and the contact information for at least 3 references as a single document to the email indicated below. Include in the subject line: “Assistant application”. Employees will be provided housing near Moosehorn/Aroostook NWRs Maine, Telos/Clayton Lake Maine, Umbagog NWR New Hampshire, or Nulhegan NWR Vermont, a vehicle for fieldwork use, and a wage ranging $7.60-11 per hour depending on experience and completion of an undergraduate degree. Work-study students are encouraged to apply. Research sites are remote, and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities are located nearby such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and moose watching. Contact: Brian Rolek (firstname.lastname@example.org) Start and end dates can be flexible depending on experience. Start date: 11 May 2015, End date: 15 August 2015. Application deadline: 19 March 2015. Posted: 3/10/15.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory: seek a Biological Field Technician who will join a field sampling crew to collect biological, chemical, and physical data for stream assessment throughout the state of Maryland using Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) protocols and participate in other field data collection as assigned. This is a contractual position to begin Feb 25th, 2015 and continue to early September 2015, or later, depending on available work. Primary duties include: collecting and processing biological and chemical samples, conducting backpack electrofishing, and identifying captured organisms to species. Only candidates with previous field sampling experience will be considered for this position and candidates must be able to pass a fish identification certification examination. This position requires frequent work outdoors while traversing rough terrain with packs weighing up to 50lbs. Traveling long distances, overnight stays, irregular work schedules, and long hours will be required. Expected work weeks generally range from 35-55 hours per week, but will vary based on stream conditions and available work. Preferred: Ability to identify the fishes, crayfishes, reptiles, and amphibians of Maryland to species. Coursework in ichthyology, herpetology, hydrology, and stream ecology. Experience in stream geomorphology assessment. Familiarity with backpack electrofishing, GPS units, benthic macro-invertebrate sampling, and map and compass navigation. Ability to adhere to sampling protocols and accurately record data. Possession of a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Ability to work well with others and treat other crew members and members of the public with respect. Ability to work independently and efficiently to complete assigned tasks. This is an hourly contingent status position with a starting rate of $13 per hour. To apply, please send cover letter and resume by January 21st to: (electronic submissions preferred) Jason Cessna, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Road., Frostburg, MD 21532, email@example.com. Posted: 1/10/15.
University of Michigan: Field Technicians Required for Kluane Red Squirrel Project. I am looking for 1-2 field technicians to assist with field research in North American red squirrels in the Yukon, Canada. These positions will start ~1 March 2015 and would last for 2-5 months but at least until May 15 2015. Duties include live-trapping and handling red squirrels, radio telemetry, behavioral observations, collecting fecal samples, and other vegetation sampling procedures. These data will be collected as a part of the long running Kluane Red Squirrel Project. Applicants should be physically fit, capable of working in very cold weather, physically able and willing to climb trees, hike/snowshoe up to 15 km/day, work alone in isolated areas, and work and live in an isolated area with rustic living conditions. Successful applicants will be provided with all training. Past experience is not necessary but technicians will work largely independently and are expected to be hard working and dependable. These are paid positions (payment depending upon experience) and most food and lodging will be provided at our remote field camp. Applicants must supply their own field equipment (binoculars, sleeping bag, boots, appropriate field clothing, etc.). Required Qualifications 1) Eligible to work in USA and travel to Canada (passport required) 2) Valid driver?s license 3) Capable of hiking/snowshoeing 15 km/day, climbing trees, working in the winter during extreme cold 4) Capable of handling peanut butter (no nut allergy) 5) Capable of working and living with others in close quarters 6) Capable of working independently in a remote location. Desired Qualifications 1) Degree or relevant experience in ecology, zoology, behavior, physiology, etc. 2) Previous field experience handling small mammals or other animals 3) Experience with radio telemetry. To apply, please send a Cover Letter, CV, and the contact information for 2-3 references to Ben Dantzer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is 30 January 2015. Posted: 1/18/15.
University of Michigan: Research Technician in Ecology and Environmental Science. This position (up to one year appointment) is to assist in research projects involving ecological and environmental science, including the chemical analysis of samples in the laboratory, the computer entry of data, and the statistical or graphical analysis of data. A suitable candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree in a natural science discipline such as biology, chemistry, or environmental sciences, plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge. Candidates should have lab experience in detailed, high-quality biogeochemical analyses of samples, and must show evidence of skill in computer data entry and analysis including graphics. In addition, desired qualifications include experience in field collection of environmental samples in remote areas under difficult conditions, and experience in operating and coordinating in research collection and analysis program with minimum supervision. The position requires moderately strenuous field work in the Arctic during summer (hiking with full packs over tundra). Experience in aquatic ecology or with the following laboratory instruments is a plus: Total Organic Carbon analyzer, nutrient autoanalyzer, Carbon-Hydrogen-Nitrogen analyzer, gas chromatography, etc. Apply at http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/, job posting # 102856. You must include a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and experience. Posted: 11/15/14.
University of Minnesota: Ecology Field Research Interns. B4WARMED (Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger) is a manipulative experiment that warms plants and soil in the field to examine tree seedling response to warming with respect to physiology, phenology, growth, and survival. We seek one independent and mature field assistant with a background in biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, or a related field for a paid field research internship ($10/hr). The season starts in early April and runs into early August, start dates are flexible around these weeks. Typical work days are eight hours Monday through Friday, however tasks will require early morning, evening, or weekend work. A valid driver’s license is required. The intern will work and travel mostly independently and occasionally in a pair or small group. Maturity to work autonomously and for long hours is required. Responsibilities: • Work independently to collect biotic and abiotic data in field and lab settings in accordance with established protocols • Measure seedling growth, germination, physiology, and phenology • Measure soil characteristics and microbe activity • Routine maintenance of field sites and research equipment. • Data entry using Excel and Google Drive • Travel frequently between sites • Employ experimental drought treatment • Aiding principle investigators and graduate students as needed. Desired qualifications: 1) Eagerness to work hard in an outdoor setting. 2) Capacity to collect data following established protocols. 3) Familiarity with plant and tree species of northern Minnesota. 4) Willingness to work well and live with alone and with others in a remote area. 5) Demonstrated ability to work under changing weather conditions and with large swarms of insects. 6) Ability to adapt to a frequently changing schedule with frequent travel. Research sites: Field work will be split between research sites at the Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN and the Hubachek Wilderness Research Center near Ely, MN. Both research sites are in beautiful forested settings and provide access to the natural areas of northern Minnesota including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. An individual’s home base will be at either of these locations, though travel between sites will be required depending on project needs. University vehicles are used for such travel. On-site housing with furnishing and a kitchen will be available for $150/month. Contact: Please send cover letter (including available working dates), one-page resume, and contact information for two references electronically to: Karen Rice, email@example.com, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Ave N., St Paul, MN 55108 USA. Highest priority will be given to applications arriving by April 1. Posted: 3/9/15.
University of Minnesota: Summer Field Technician: Black ash wetland flora research. The Dept. of Forest and Natural Resource Management is seeking an undergraduate student to assist on a project assessing the impact of strategies to mitigate the impacts of emerald ash borer on forest structure and function in black ash dominated wetlands in northern Minnesota. A joint effort of the University of Minnesota, University of Vermont, and USFS Northern Research Station, this project uses a large-scale manipulative field experiment to assess the response of vegetation communities and hydrology to black ash mortality due to EAB and forest harvesting treatments. Applicants should have a background in forestry, ecology, natural resources, environmental science or biology and should have previous field experience. An excellent working knowledge of wetland plant identification is strongly desired. Applicants must be willing and able to work efficiently in remote, forested settings as part of a research team. Applicants must also be able to hike through varied terrain to reach study areas and be willing to work long hours outdoors under various field conditions (heat, humidity, insects, rain, etc.). A valid driver's license issued by any U.S. state is required and applicants must be able to work independently. This position will involve intensive field work, including an extensive quadrat survey of wetland forest understory plants and the use of hemispherical photography to measure leaf area index under various overstory treatments. Additional tasks may include identifying and measuring forest trees and seedlings, collecting data from water-monitoring stations, and data entry. Work will begin in late May/early June and end in mid-August. Optional, dormitory-style housing will be available in Grand Rapids, MN at a rate of approximately $300/mo, including utilities and Wi-Fi. Hourly wage will range from $10-$12, depending on experience. Candidates should send a short letter of interest, a resume with a list of relevant coursework and experience, and contact information for three references to Chris Looney (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ph.D. student, by March 21, 2015. Posted: 3/9/15.
University of Minnesota: Three field assistants are needed for the capture and banding of sandhill cranes in northern Minnesota. Cranes will be fitted with GPS transmitters to study habitat use and spatial ecology. Fieldwork will be conducted primarily at night in wetland habitats and also during periods of crane activity around dawn and dusk. Successful applicants must be capable of hiking through wetlands all night and withstanding biting insects while carrying a heavy backpack. A resilient fortitude is essential to maintain a positive attitude during long hours of challenging fieldwork. Technicians must be able to work well with others. Working periods will be up to 10 days at a time. The most competitive applicants will have demonstrated experience conducting wildlife fieldwork in physically rigorous conditions. Housing will be provided throughout the field season. Pay will be $2000-2250/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Position will start approximately April 10th and continue through July with the possibility for extension into August. Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest, resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to David Wolfson at email@example.com by January 21, 2015. Posted: 1/2/15.
University of Minnesota Duluth: Project Baseline is looking for motivated field botanists to fill a position collecting seeds in the 2015 seed collecting season. Applicants should have experience with plant identification, be willing to drive independently or with a small group across the Midwest to collect seeds, be able to hike and camp, have good organizational skills, and be excited about field work. A driver's license is required (but a car is not). This position starts as soon as possible (July or early August) and lasts until ~November. Headquarters are in beautiful Duluth, MN, but anyone hired will be expected to travel frequently and sometimes a long ways from Duluth. Seed collectors get the opportunity to see and hike some of the most pristine prairies in the country, as well as a variety of woodland preserves, glades, restored prairies, and other sites. If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter outlining why you're interested and what experience you have, a resume or CV, and a list of three references to Nicole Soper Gorden, Postdoctoral Researcher, at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the official job posting below. Job Title: UMD-Biology-Junior Laboratory Technician Qualifications: REQUIRED: High school graduation or the equivalent with some science courses and laboratory experience. Equivalent combination of relevant academic and work experience may be substituted. The position, located in the UMD Department of Biology, supports the work of Dr. Julie Etterson's Project Baseline grant. The employee will travel to potential research sites, scout for and identify plant populations, collect environmental data about the sites, and collect seeds. Functions: Seed collection (100% of job): --travel to potential research sites, communicate with site managers, scout for plant populations, collect environmental data about the sites, and collect seeds. --Work independently within the guidance of the project managers of the grant. --Communicate regularly with the project managers of the grant. Salary is $14.70/hour. Project Baseline is an NSF-funded initiative to collect seeds from important ecological and evolutionary plant species across a wide geographical range. These seed will be stored in the USDA Germplasm Bank in Fort Collins, CO and will be available to future researchers to use in their experiments. This will allow the comparison of plants grown from seeds collected now to plants from future populations, facilitating our ability to see how plants change over time in response to strong selective forces, such as climate change. This is a large-scale project covering the entire continental US and requiring the collection of literally millions of seeds total. Posted: 6/25/15.
University of Montana: The Forest Ecology lab seeks field research assistants to join a 2-4 person crew for the summer of 2015 in western Montana. Work will be conducted in multiple National Forests (Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai, Flathead, and Lolo). The research project focuses on forest stand development in second growth western larch-mixed conifer forests and snowshoe hares. Work will include:. Installing and measuring vegetation plots. Sampling relative abundance of snowshoe hare. Learning about sampling techniques and the effects of forest management on forest stand succession and wildlife habitat. Qualifications: Positions are best suited for individuals that have or are working toward a degree in forest or environmental sciences; are interested in forest and wildlife management, silviculture, or forest ecology; and have some previous experience sampling vegetation. Candidates must be able to effectively work as a team, be detail oriented, and be able to solve problems with minimal supervision. Candidates must also be in good physical condition and able to work long hours in adverse weather. Other requirements include a valid drivers license with clean driving record and first aid training. Extensive travel and camping in remote locations are required for this project. Salary: $8.50 to $13.50/hr depending on experience. Summer work study students are encouraged to apply. Duration and Schedule: Exact start and end dates are negotiable. Positions can start as early as May and continue as late as October depending upon access and weather. Work schedule will be flexible. Application process: Applications received by Feb 28th will receive priority consideration but later applications will be considered until all positions are filled. To apply, assemble the following into a single PDF: 1) One page cover letter describing your interests, qualifications, degree program, and relevant coursework; 2) Your dates of availability; 3) Resume or CV; 4) Contact information for two references with firsthand knowledge of your work experience (no need to send letters). Email your application to email@example.com. For more information please contact David Wright via email. Posted: 2/15/15.
University of Montana: 2015 stream salamander field assistant position Wildlife Technician position(s) are available to work in the lab of Dr. Winsor Lowe at the University of Montana. Fieldwork will be conducted at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in central New Hampshire. The positions will last approximately 2.5 months, starting early/mid-June and ending in mid-August. Housing is provided at Hubbard Brook in New Hampshire. Travel to local field sites is provided. The technician's primary duties will involve surveys of stream salamanders in headwater streams of central New Hampshire. The technician will also assist in conducting swimming performance trials with stream salamanders. Work will be in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and technicians should expect to hike to field sites in rough terrain, get wet from working in headwater streams, handle salamanders, use a handheld GPS unit, and experience East Coast humidity and heat. The technician will be a part of a three-person field crew, thus the successful applicant should work well with others. Prior fieldwork experience is preferred, but not required. PAY: $10/hour, 40-hour work week. LAST DATE TO APPLY: February 28. CONTACT: Send a cover letter, resume and contact info for at least 2 references to Brett Addis, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/10/15.
University of Nevada Reno: Two field technicians are needed for a field investigation of tree mortality and understory vegetation in central Nevada’s pinyon-juniper woodlands of central Nevada, May – August, as part of ongoing research in the Great Basin Landscape Ecology Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno. Field technicians will get an opportunity to explore this rugged, remote landscape while learning about the ecology of pinyon-juniper woodlands. LOCATION: Scenic mountains in central Nevada, near Austin and Eureka. Temperatures range from the 30's to the 90's. Field sites are remote, requiring long drives down primitive roads and hiking several miles across rugged topography. Crew will be based out of Reno, NV. Field schedule is flexible, but planned to be 10 days on, 4 days off, leaving Reno early on Tuesdays and returning Thursday evenings. DUTIES: Assist in the collection of ecological field data across 11 mountain ranges in central Nevada, as part of a resampling study of permanent plots. Study goals are to determine how pinyon-juniper woodland stands develop over time, how they are affected by natural disturbance and drought, and how the understory vegetation responds to overstory tree mortality. Field data collection duties will include identifying plants to species, quantifying stand structure, collecting and processing increment cores, accurately recording field data, entering field data into a database or spreadsheet, driving on rough and narrow roads, estimating overstory and understory plant cover, taking soil measurements, and identifying mortality agents associated with pinyon and juniper trees. Training for all tasks will be provided. Required: Valid driver's license. Three semesters of college-level coursework. Good physical condition and ability to carry 25-30 lbs of field equipment on uneven terrain. Ability to collect and record detailed field data and comfortably work with others in remote field sites. Passion for working outdoors for long periods of time under rugged conditions and aptitude to learn plant and pathogen identification. Desired: Experience driving 4WD vehicles on primitive roads. Previous field experience, especially with camping for long stretches. College coursework in ecology, botany, forestry, etc. PAY: $13.36/hour, 40 hours/week. START/END: Job begins approximately May 18, 2015, and ends in mid-late August, 2015 For more information, please contact Sam Flake (email@example.com) or Dr. Peter Weisberg (firstname.lastname@example.org). TO APPLY: For full consideration, please apply by March 20th. Send a brief letter of introduction, resume, and a list of three references by email to: Sam Flake, MS Student, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno, email: email@example.com, phone: 336-944-1198, fax: 775-784-4583. Posted: 3/2/15.
University of New Hampshire: We are seeking 2 field biologists to work on a research project on Oahu, Hawaii. The project is a multi-disciplinary effort investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting native and non-native plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian forest ecosystems. Specifically, the project will focus on (1) identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers and their interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and (3) evaluating/predicting effects of seed disperser movements and diet preference on vegetation communities. Field work will include mist-netting and banding birds, diet sampling of vertebrates, trapping rodents, surveys of plants and vertebrates, nest searching, radio-telemetry, and plant and vertebrate experiments. Lab work will include identification of seeds and insects from diet samples and seed traps. Aviary work will include gut passage and diet preference experiments. The candidate selected for this position will work on a field crew of 10-14 people including other technicians, interns, and graduate students. Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging field conditions and to live with a large crew. Qualifications: B.A/B.S. degree in biology, natural resources, wildlife biology or related field. Applicant must have at least 2 years of field experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in tropical ecosystems, avian ecology, avian nest searching, rat ecology, seed and/or plant ecology, and radio telemetry. Start date: January 2nd, 2015 for an initial 6 month contract. Continued employment may be possible pending satisfactory performance. Salary: $1500 per month. Housing and field vehicles provided. Technicians will be hired through the University of New Hampshire. Contact: Dr. J. Patrick Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org). Email a brief letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references familiar with your experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Please write “Field techs Hawaii – Your last name” in subject heading. Posted: 12/7/14.
University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center: TEACHING ASSISTANT needed for 10-week summer course at UNDERC in northern Wisconsin and the Michigan Upper Peninsula. This undergraduate course, Practicum in Environmental Field Biology, runs from May 18 - July 24, 2015. The course includes both teaching and research components to educate 28 sophomore and junior undergraduate students. The teaching component is broken up into 4 week-long modules (Vertebrate Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Invertebrate Ecology, and Forest Ecology), taught by instructors from the University of Notre Dame and other collaborating universities. Students also work with mentors and TAs to design and carry out independent ecological research projects. See UNDERC's web page for specifics about the course: http://www.nd.edu/~underc/east/education/. TA will work to assist professors during each teaching module, as well as provide guidance on a daily basis to enrolled students. Additionally, the TA will directly mentor 1-2 student projects during the summer. The project topics will be directed towards the mentor?s strengths in ecology (e.g., herpetology, mammalogy, forestry, entomology, limnology, etc.). Modern apartment-style housing will be provided at no cost at UNDERC. Field vehicles provided throughout the course. Other amenities (24-hr computer lab, wireless internet access, free laundry facilities) are accessible on property. Qualifications: M.S. in Ecology or related field is preferred, but B.S. in Ecology plus 1 year post-graduate work experience in teaching or biological research may substitute. Basic knowledge of 4 modules (listed above) and univariate statistics preferred. If applicable, please include a list of relevant coursework you have completed. Salary is negotiable, based on level of experience. Minimum $5000 for the class (10 weeks). Please submit cover letter (including topics of potential independent projects), CV/resume, and the contact information for three references (e-mail submission preferred) to: Dr. Michael J. Cramer, Assistant Director, East, Environmental Research Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, email@example.com, (574) 631-0970. Review of applications will begin 15 March 2015. Posted: 2/17/15.
University of Vermont: The Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research program seeks applications from motivated persons to provide technical and field support for ongoing ecological research projects at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. This position is a term appointment for the summer of 2015, from mid-June to mid-August (to be negotiated). POSITIONS AND DUTIES: The successful candidate will participate in research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems in the Toolik Field Station research area. Duties include monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples, benthic samples, and juvenile and adult fish. Moderate laboratory skills, background with spreadsheet software, and some knowledge of stream ecosystems preferred. REQUIRED: Applicants should be recent college graduates with substantial course work and/or field experience in environmental sciences. Background in aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity, and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are spare and simple. Maturity and self-motivation are essential. Wilderness or outdoor experience is highly desirable. Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at the Toolik Field Station from mid-June to mid-August. Travel to Toolik Field Station will be paid as well as the cost of room and board at the station. The successful candidate will be offered competitive seasonal stipend commensurate with their level of experience. Any employment beyond mid-August will be negotiated separately. Applicant review will begin February 23. TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, names, addresses, telephone number and email contacts for 3 references ALL IN A SINGLE PDF (If sending via email) to: Joshua Benes at the Rubenstein Ecosystems Science Lab, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer complete applications in PDF form as attachments to an E-mail message. Posted: 2/16/15.
Utah State University: The Western Forest Initiative is hiring eight field technicians for summer of 2015. Forest Demography: Four positions will involve the establishment of a large, Smithsonian-affiliated forest dynamics plot at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah (elevation 10,500’). The crew will map, identify, and tag approximately 40,000 woody stems over the course of the summer, as well as survey monuments in steep, forested terrain. The crew will work with and supervise volunteers during part of the summer. Fire Effects: Three positions will involve sampling one-year post-fire landscapes throughout the Pacific Northwest (principally Idaho and eastern Washington and Oregon). Working in crews of two, field staff will navigate to pre-determined locations within fire perimeters and conduct vegetation and fuel surveys. Botany: One position will involve collection, identification, processing, and mounting of botanical specimens for the USU teaching herbarium. This field technician will travel with the Western Forest Initiative investigators to sites in California, Washington, and Utah. Prior to the beginning of specific assignments, field staff will receive training at the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot. Duration: Late-May through Mid-August, with the possibility for some staff to extend through September. The work schedule is four, ten hour days per week. Salary: $10-13 per hour, depending on experience. Camping accommodations provided. The Fire Effects staff will receive mileage reimbursement. Qualifications: Previous experience taking vegetation research data, working safely in challenging environments, and following complex data collection protocols is required. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to solve problems and to work both independently and in teams of two or three. Work will involve moving through sometimes steep, rocky terrain with delicate and expensive equipment, as well as the ability to carry up to 15 kg of additional gear. Work experience in post-fire forests strongly desired, as is some knowledge of western flora, tree pathogens, and forest insects. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be considered insurable by Utah State University. Applicants must also have a Wilderness First Aid certification (Wilderness First Responder preferred) valid for the field season. Apply: Please assemble all of the following into a single PDF file and email it to email@example.com – 1) A one-page cover letter describing your interests, reasons for applying, which position(s) you are applying for, and specific dates of availability (including any planned mid-summer absences), 2) A resume or CV, no longer than two pages, 3) Unofficial transcripts, and 4) Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references (please do not send letters of reference). Additional information and background at: http://ufdp.org, http://yfdp.org, and the Facebook Groups “Utah Forest Dynamics Plot” and "Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot". Contact Jim Lutz with questions not answered on those pages. Application deadline: January 15, 2015. Usually, we make our staffing decisions by early February. Exceptional candidates will be selected earlier. James A Lutz, Assistant Professor, Forest Ecology, Wildland Resources Department, Utah State University, 5230 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-5230. Posted: 12/6/14.
Virginia Commonwealth University: Field Technician Positions: Amphibian occupancy and Prothonotary Warbler breeding ecology, based near Richmond, VA. Drs. Lesley Bulluck, James Vonesh, and Cathy Viverette in the Department of Biology and the Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University along with Dr. Kristine Grayson in the Department of Biology at the University of Richmond are seeking applications for two field technician positions to start March 2015. This is a 4 – 5 month position with some flexibility on start and end dates. The successful applicants will participate in a collaborative project involving (1) amphibian occupancy surveys and (2) evaluation of prothonotary warbler breeding ecology. Field work will take place at Fort A.P. Hill, situated approximately mid-way between Richmond and Washington D.C. A $1200/month stipend and local housing and transportation will be provided during the field season. Both positions require prior experience in the field, navigational skills, and a high tolerance for wet, hot, buggy coastal plain conditions. Especially desirable skills for the amphibian position include prior experience in capturing and identifying amphibians in the Eastern United States and the ability to work at night and on a flexible schedule. Especially desirable skills for the warbler position include some prior experience mist netting/banding of birds, taking detailed field observations of behavior, and conducting bird point count surveys. Interested persons should initially email a letter of interest with a resume with relevant experience and contact information for three references to Dr. Lesley Bulluck (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the warbler position or Dr. Kristine Grayson (email@example.com) for the amphibian position. Applications will be considered starting November 15th. Posted: 10/25/14.
Washington State University - Vancouver: Aquatic Biogeochemistry Research Technician. The Global Change and Watershed Biogeochemistry Lab seeks a full-time, temporary field technician to assist with US Army Corps of Engineers-funded and NSF-funded studies of greenhouse gas production and nitrogen cycling in Pacific Northwest reservoirs, starting in May and running until at least October, 2015. The primary duties of the individual in this position will include collection and processing of biogeochemical samples from regional reservoirs, preparing, maintaining, and calibrating field equipment and supplies, and, in general, assisting with research coordination and implementation. During intensive field campaigns, the technician will assist in water and gas sample collection and equipment deployment, most of which is conducted via a small motorboat. The technician will also be directly involved in sample preparation and processing at the Global Change and Watershed Biogeochemistry Lab at WSU Vancouver. The person in this position should have experience with field research, a background in biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, or other related field, and should be capable of working long-hours in adverse weather conditions and around boats. Additionally, applicants should enjoy and be prepared for camping in places with limited amenities, which may be required during overnight trips. A valid driver’s license and minimum 2 years of driving experience is also required. This is a full-time, temporary position based out of the WSU Vancouver campus located in the Portland, OR, metropolitan area. The rate of compensation ranges from $13-$15 per hour and will be commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant. The position will start in May and continue through October, 2015. A flexible start date may be considered for qualified applicants. Depending on interest and experience, the research technician will have the opportunity to plan and implement an independent field project relevant to the larger study. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume, including contact information for 3 references, with subject: “Biogeochemistry Research Technician Application” to Dr. John Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by Monday, March 16th, will receive full consideration. Posted: 2/17/15.
West Virginia University: Seasonal wetlands wildlife field assistant, early May through July, for a research project focusing on distribution and abundance of king and clapper rails in marshes along the Pamunkey River near West Point, Virginia. Duties include piloting motorboats, monitoring autonomous recording systems, conducting avian point counts and vegetation surveys, collection of eDNA water samples, and collecting salinity and water depth measurements. Additional opportunities to trap and process birds depending on qualifications and skills. Qualifications: 1) Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field 2) Applicants must have boating and trailering experience, along with valid boater’s training 3) Previous experience conducting avian point counts 4) Ability to collect data with strong attention to detail 5) Ability to work long hours, with early mornings (0400) 6) Valid driver’s license and a good driving record 7) Must interact professionally and respectfully with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) officials who assist on the project and provide equipment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience boating in coastal marshes, identifying estuarine and marsh birds by sight and sound, identifying coastal marsh vegetation, and navigating using handheld GPS units. Housing and monthly salary will be provided. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and three references in a single document to Lydia Stiffler at email@example.com by March 01. Posted: 2/16/15.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Natural Resource Research Technician (4 positions) - Upland Game Bird Survey Projects (Sharp-tailed Grouse and Wild Turkeys) Location: Wisconsin, USA (statewide) Hourly Rate: $13-16 per hour depending on qualifications Jobs start approximately March 23, 2015. Each position will last approximately 10 weeks. The research technicians will support two multi-year upland game bird projects aimed at documenting habitat occupancy and distribution of sharp-tailed grouse and wild turkeys in Northern Wisconsin. This project is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). Two positions will be stationed in Grantsburg at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area and two will be stationed at the UW Kemp Natural Resources Station near Woodruff. Jobs start approximately March 23, 2015. Each position will last approximately 10 weeks. 90%: Assist in field research efforts to survey Sharp-tailed Grouse and Wild Turkeys in northern Wisconsin to understand their habitat occupancy rates and distribution. This will include conducting road-side and off-road auditory and visual surveys in the early mornings to document the presence of birds, collecting environmental information at each survey point, using GPS to mark locations of birds, and coordinating with volunteer citizen scientists to confirm bird observations. 10%: Coordinate processing of field data following protocols developed by WDNR and UW, enter appropriate data into computer databases, and maintain data quality control assurances to maintain the integrity of data. Temporary office space and housing will be provided at either the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area near Grantsburg or the UW Kemp Natural Resources Station near Woodruff. Field vehicles will be provided. Knowledge Required: University-level training in wildlife or closely related field; ability to detect upland game birds by sight and sound, ability to read maps and navigate roads of Wisconsin; good organization skills; ability to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel). Positions involve independent daily travel in state-owned vehicles, therefore a valid driver's license in required. Desired Qualifications: Prior experience with bird surveys particularly upland game birds, familiar with GPS, GIS; responsible and dependable; good oral communication skills; positive attitude; ability to be part of a multi-agency team, to travel, and to have a flexible work schedule and work in the very early mornings. To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most WDNR offices), resume, cover letter and references to: Scott D. Hull, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, Scott.Hull@Wisconsin.gov, RE: Job Code 9241. Emailed submissions are preferred; mailed hard copies are also acceptable. Deadline: January 26, 2015. Posted: 1/11/15.