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Northern Arizona University Manager, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society 4/25/16 4/3/16
Decagon Devices, Inc. Application Specialist (Environmental Science) (MS)  3/31/16 3/31/16

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University of Notre Dame Research Technician, Ecology 7/10/16 6/22/16
University of Wisconsin-Madison Lab Technician/Manager, Soil Ecology 7/1/16 6/23/16
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Field Installation (Deployment) Lead  6/30/16 6/30/16
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Natural Heritage Information Manager 6/24/16 6/15/16
University of New Mexico Research Technician, Tree Mortality  6/16/16 6/16/16
Arizona State University Research Field Specialist: Stream Ecosystem Ecology 6/16/16 6/9/16
University of New Mexico Lab/field manager, carbon dynamics of forest restoration 6/13/16 6/5/16
Virginia Commonwealth University Wetland technician  6/3/16 6/3/16
Florida State University Research Technician/Lab Manager, Marine Ecology 6/1/16 5/6/16
Pacific University Lab Coordinator 5/20/16 5/17/16
National University of Singapore Research Assistant, conservation science modelling 5/20/16 5/5/16
Iowa State University Extension Program Specialist – Forestry  5/18/16 5/18/16
University of Kansas Assistant Researcher in Soil Microbial Ecology 5/14/16 5/6/16
Oregon State University Instructor/Curator, Fisheries and Wildlife (MS) 5/8/16 4/29/16
University of California Riverside Ecology Lab Technician  5/6/16 5/6/16
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Lab/Data Manager  4/29/16 4/29/16
Tulane University Research technician, Hawaii stream fish conservation & ecology 4/28/16 4/8/16
Northern Arizona University Manager, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society 4/25/16 4/3/16
University of California, Santa Barbara Scientific Web Developer/Designer 4/21/16 4/14/16
University of Massachusetts Boston Managing Director, Nantucket Field Station (MS) 4/19/16 3/28/16
University of Oregon Research Assistant, Microbial Ecology 4/15/16 4/6/16
Texas Tech University GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst (MS)  4/13/16 4/13/16
San Diego State University Research technician - ecosystem carbon exchange  4/8/16 4/8/16
University of California, Los Angeles Research technician in plant community ecology  4/6/16 4/6/16
Iowa State University Research associate, bat acoustic monitoring and telemetry  4/3/16 4/3/16
Decagon Devices, Inc. Application Specialist (Environmental Science) (MS)  3/31/16 3/31/16
University of Arkansas Researcher in Forest Health (MS) 3/31/16 3/17/16
Oregon State University Research Asst, Ecology (MS) 3/30/16 3/3/16
University of Georgia Water Quality Data Analysis  3/28/16 3/28/16
Archbold Biological Station Land Management Research Asst  3/28/16 3/28/16
Bok Tower Gardens (MS) Rare Plant Curator (MS)  3/22/16 3/22/16
University of Notre Dame Research Tech - Grassland Ecology 3/15/16 3/7/16
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Research Technician, Upland Habitat Research and Monitoring (2 positions)  3/14/16 3/14/16
Washington University in St. Louis Technician: Plant Community Ecology  3/9/16 3/9/16
University of California, Los Angeles Lab Technician/Manager, evolutionary and conservation genomics of reptiles and amphibians  3/5/16 3/5/16
University of Minnesota Junior Scientist, agroecology  3/5/16 3/5/16
Michigan State University Lead Field Tech: Effects of longleaf pine restoration on pollinators, understory plants, and plant-pollinator interactions 3/1/16 2/10/16
Ohio Biological Survey Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative Program Coordinator 3/1/16 2/1/16
Johns Hopkins University Environmental Technician, Soil Ecology 3/1/16 1/29/16
Memphis Zoo Research Technician in Amphibian Reproduction and Species Survival 3/1/16 1/22/16
Purdue University Forest Project Coordinator 3/1/16 1/22/16
Chapman University Research Associate in Wetland Biogeochemistry 3/1/16 1/16/16
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant/Technician in soil biogeochemistry  2/23/16 2/23/16
Purdue University Lead research tech, Boston-Area Climate Experiment (Massachusetts)  2/22/16 2/22/16
Ohio State University Hydrological Technician  2/22/16 2/22/16
University of Texas at Austin Laboratory Research Assistant II, Switchgrass, Kingsville, TX  2/22/16 2/22/16
Oregon State University Research Assistant/Lab Manager in Insect Ecology and Plant-Insect Interactions 2/22/16 2/15/16
Smithsonian Institution Ecological Data Manager, Mammals  2/17/16 2/17/16
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Research Specialist, Climate Change and Tick-borne Disease 2/12/16 1/29/16
Northern Arizona University Southwest Experimental Garden Array Program Manager 2/9/16 1/27/16
University of California, Irvine Horiculture Technician  2/4/16 2/4/16
Michigan State University Research Technologist II, soil ecology/biogeochemistry (MS) 1/27/16 1/22/16
University of California, Santa Barbara Junior Specialist in Marine Ecology 1/25/16 1/16/16
Eastern Kentucky University Wetland Technician 1/25/16 12/22/15
University of Texas at Austin Research Tech, ecology, physiology, and genomics of switchgrass  1/23/16 1/23/16
Purdue University Natural Resources Lab Coordinator and Collections Curator (MS)  1/22/16 1/22/16
University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Environmental Science Educator  1/16/16 1/16/16
Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Management Branch Manager/Terrestrial Wildlife Chief 1/6/16 12/15/15
Arizona State University Research Specialist in Ecosystem Science 1/4/16 12/24/15
University of California, Santa Barbara Ecological or oceanographic data specialist 1/4/16 12/22/15
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Integrated Tick Management research 1/4/16 12/14/15
Oberlin College Center for Environmental Studies Facilities Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator 1/1/16 12/7/15
University of California, Merced Lab & field tech in marine molecular ecology 12/25/15 12/22/15
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Field Instrumentation Technician  12/23/15 12/23/15
Florida International University Technician, coastal Everglades lakes as habitat for recreational fisheries 12/15/15 11/18/15
Union of Concerned Scientists Policy Analyst, Clean Vehicles  12/14/15 12/14/15
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center Lead Technician, Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Research (MS) 12/11/15 11/13/15
National Wildlife Refuge Association Restoration Monitoring Data and Information Specialist, Midway Atoll 12/11/15 11/13/15
American Bird Conservancy Great Lakes Regional Director 12/23/15 12/8/15
Iowa State University Field Research Leader, Mariana Islands (Guam, Saipan, Rota) 12/4/15 11/24/15
Kent State University Research assistant/lab manager, invasive plants  12/2/15 12/2/15
University of Florida Biological Scientist II, hemorrhagic disease in captive and free-ranging cervids 12/1/15 11/9/15
University of Maryland Data Science Instructor, Socio-Environmental Synthesis (MS) 12/1/15 10/30/15
US EPA Gulf Ecology Division Ecosystem services (4 positions) 11/30/15 11/19/15
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Field technician, plant ecology  11/25/15 11/25/15
Ecological Society of America Editorial Assistant, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11/25/15 11/13/15
Iowa State University Extension Forestry Specialist II 11/22/15 11/10/15
Morton Arboretum Research Assistant, Center for Tree Science  11/19/15 11/19/15
Great Basin Institute Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Program Coordinator  11/18/15 11/18/15
Great Basin Institute Roads Monitoring and Restoration Specialist  11/18/15 11/18/15
Northern Kentucky University Introductory Biology Laboratory Course Coordinator 11/13/15 10/21/15
University of Texas at Austin Research Technician, impacts of tawny crazy ants on cave invertebrates  11/11/15 11/11/15
University of Texas at El Paso Natural History Collection Manager  11/11/15 11/11/15
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (position filled) Research technician, ecophysiology  11/11/15 11/11/15
USDA, Agriculture Research Service Research Assistant: Insect Ecology  11/9/15 11/9/15
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Research Scientist 2 (Biology) - Quality Assurance Officer 11/9/15 10/21/15
University of Utah Program Manager, Public Engagement of Science Project  11/2/15 11/2/15
Michigan State University Research Assistant: Forest Restoration Ecology 11/2/15 10/8/15
University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center Program Assistant, Wildlife and Ecosystem Research  10/28/15 10/28/15
Louisiana State University Collections Manager: amphibians, reptiles, and fish 10/8/15 10/2/15
Archbold Biological Station Assistant Collections Manager 10/2/15 8/27/15
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Quantitative energy-related environmental research  9/28/15 9/28/15
Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Biologist  9/28/15 9/28/15
University of Georgia Research technician, ecology of infectious diseases  9/26/15 9/26/15
University of Idaho Field technician, ground squirrels  9/18/15 9/18/15
Audubon Alaska Arctic Marine Ecologist 9/4/15 8/21/15
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Research technician, ecological analysis and modeling 9/1/15 8/10/15
Duke University Information specialist/ecosystem scientist, environmental sensor data from rivers  8/27/15 8/27/15
US Environmental Protection Agency Ecological modeling and ecosystem services research (MS) 8/27/15 8/2/15
South Florida Water Management District Wetland Biogeochemist/Ecologist  8/24/15 8/24/15
Colorado State University Research Associate II, Forest Restoration (MS) 8/24/15 8/4/15
Smart-Sciences, Inc. Biologist/Environmental Scientist  8/19/15 8/19/15
Washington State Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Conservation Assistant Division Manager 8/12/15 7/23/15
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Research Assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry  8/6/15 8/6/15
University of California, Berkeley Lab Manager, Environmental Systems Dynamics  8/2/15 8/2/15
Great Basin Institute Middle/High School Environmental Sciences and Climate Change Teacher  8/2/15 8/2/15
Arizona State University Research Technician: Grassland Ecosystem Ecology 7/31/15 7/28/15
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Program Specialist in Ecology Education 7/31/15 7/23/15
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biology Specialist  7/23/15 7/23/15
Lincoln Park Zoo Associate Population Biologist  7/23/15 7/23/15
USGS Lab Technician, Soil Biogeochemistry 7/23/15 7/20/15
Texas A&M University Field Ecology Research Associate (MS) 7/20/15 6/25/15
Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter Water Resources Specialist 7/17/15 7/9/15
University of Hawaii Manoa Technician, population genetics/phylogenomics/bioinformatics, fruit flies  7/15/15 7/15/15
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Field Operations Manager, Alaska or Colorado (2 positions)  7/14/15 7/14/15
US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment Global change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation research (MS)  7/13/15 7/13/15
Cardno, Inc. Economist/Statistician (MS)  7/8/15 7/8/15

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American Bird Conservancy: The Great Lakes Regional Director is responsible for leading or coordinating ABC conservation programs and projects in the Great Lakes region, fundraising, and building high level relationships with public and private partners and conservation stakeholders. This is a full-time position. Location: TBD – Either Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Michigan. The Great Lakes Regional Director is supervised by the President (George Fenwick), and also supervises ABC staff and contract positions in the Great Lakes Region. Currently, ABC employs six foresters in the Great Lakes region and the Director would have direct supervision for three of these staff. The Director will also help oversee the forest management grants in the region. This position also works closely with the Chief Conservation Officer, Director of North American Birds and Habitats, and Migratory Bird Program Director. This position requires the Director to gain knowledge of all ABC programs and structures. There is a great deal of contact, in person, and by telephone and correspondence, with the public, government agencies, companies, and potential and existing donors. This work requires initiative, excellent supervisory skills, experience in getting on-the-ground results for bird conservation, strong selling and writing skills, ability to multi-task and work in a team, and attention to detail. Primary Duties: 1. Lead efforts to develop and implement priority bird conservation programs and projects in the Great Lakes to get measurable results. 2. Supervise all ABC staff and contract positions in the Great Lakes. This includes training, mentoring, developing work plans, and regular contact to assess progress against goals. 3. Raise funds from regional funding sources for the program in coordination with the Development Division. 4. Develop excellent working relationships with all of the major conservation stakeholders and funders in the Great Lakes including federal and state agencies, forest companies, and conservation organizations to advance bird conservation. 5. Develop annual plans and budgets for the Great Lakes as part of ABC’s annual planning process. 6. Provide regular content on Great Lakes bird conservation to ABC’s Communication team for use on our web, social media, publications and press releases. Requirements: 1. A bachelor’s degree and at least seven years work experience in development, forest management, forestry or other appropriate combination of education and experience. 2. Ability to work independently, efficiently, accurately, and keep deadlines. 3. Ability to work with a wide range of people at all levels. 4. Exceptional selling, communications, and problem-solving skills, in person and in writing. 5. Demonstrated ability to strategically plan annual and long-term programmatic goals. 6. Knowledge of the Great Lakes Region preferred. 7. Willingness to travel. Please send cover letter and resume as one document to: Applications due by 12/23/2015. Posted: 12/8/15.

Archbold Biological Station: immediate opening for a research assistant to support ecological monitoring, wetland restoration, experimental research, and land management on its >8,800 acres of conservation land on the southern Lake Wales Ridge, Florida. We are seeking a broadly trained ecologist with excellent field and organizational skills to contribute to research and restoration efforts on the Archbold Reserve, where we are restoring former grazing lands (now in Wetlands Reserve Program easements) and pioneering techniques for restoring endemic cutthroat grass and other native wetland vegetation. This is a full-time, term position for 14 months, preferably starting by 2 May 2016, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. The successful candidate will spend approximately 85% of his/her time supporting the Restoration Ecology program, including: sampling vegetation and monitoring water levels in freshwater wetlands and seepage slopes; coordinating USDA-funded wetland restoration projects; measuring cutthroat grass and other vegetation responses to grazing and hydrological restoration; collecting data on severity of feral hog rooting in wetlands; collecting soil and water samples for nutrient analysis; entering and managing data; occasionally supervising volunteers and research interns; and assisting with statistical analyses and presentation of research results. The other 15% will be devoted to Land Management (primarily on the Reserve), including mapping and treating exotic plants and assisting with prescribed fires. Desired qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or a related field - At least 1 year of relevant work experience - Experience with vegetation monitoring and plant taxonomy - Familiarity with wetland restoration techniques - Highly organized and able to work independently - Meticulous attention to data quality - Ability to safely operate 4WD vehicles in off-road conditions - High tolerance for heat, humidity and other discomforts associated with working outdoors in a subtropical climate - Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree, demonstrated experience carrying out restoration projects, and familiarity with multivariate statistical analyses (PC-ORD) and database software (Microsoft Access). Salary $24-29k per year, plus benefits. To apply, email the following (preferably as one attachment in PDF format) to Dr. Betsie Rothermel at 1) Cover letter describing your qualifications and availability with respect to the desired start date 2) Current resumé or CV, including GPA and a list of relevant coursework 3) Contact information for three references Please include ‘RA position’ in the subject line of your email. Posted: 3/28/16.

Archbold Biological Station: Assistant Collections Manager. Archbold, a not-for-profit dedicated to long-term ecological research, education and conservation in south central Florida, is seeking a key team member to meet the objectives of an NSF CSBR award. This is a three-year grant funded position with benefits. Incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to work extensively with the Archbold arthropod collection, databasing and imaging specimen data, and moving the digitized data to the Internet via Symbiota-linked and other on-line portals under supervision of Entomology Program Director and Data Manager. Will also work with digital databases for herbarium, birds, mammals, herptiles, fishes and bryophytes collections, imaging specimens, and moving the digitized data to internet. Bachelor’s Degree in Entomology or related field in biology with 2-3 years’ experience working with entomology collections, or a Master’s Degree and 1 year of experience preferred. Experience with curation of entomology collections critical, including identification, labeling specimens, barcoding and QR readers, and specimen imaging. Strong computing skills required, especially in relational databases such as Specify or other collections management databases. Additional information at Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references, to Deadline October 2, 2015 or until filled, with anticipated early December to January start date. Posted: 8/27/15.

Arizona Game and Fish Department: Wildlife Management Branch Manager "Terrestrial Wildlife Chief" Wildlife Management Division / Terrestrial Wildlife Branch / Phoenix based. GRADE 24 (Salary range $50-91k plus benefits). Requisition#20163 / Closing Date: 1/6/2016. This position leads, manages and provides oversight for the Terrestrial Wildlife Program within the Wildlife Management Division and across the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD). The Terrestrial Wildlife Program is responsible for overseeing game, terrestrial nongame, and endangered terrestrial wildlife management in Arizona. This includes the collection and analysis of wildlife related information to conduct and/or recommend management actions, including hunt seasons, permit numbers, season length and timing, translocations, habitat management activities, wildlife health monitoring and intervention actions. The candidate must be skilled in program development, program management and analysis and recognizing and forecasting short and long-range resource needs. The candidate will have experience in personnel management, supervision, mentoring, delegation, conflict resolution, negotiation, public relations, marketing, procurement and State and Federal contracting. The candidate must have strong skills in oral and written communications with the ability to communicate clearly and consistently. The candidate must have the ability to interpret state and federal wildlife and environmental laws and regulations. The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in a wildlife science or a closely related field and at least four years of prior experience in program management and supervision. An advanced degree in wildlife science and experience in wildlife management over multiple wildlife species is preferred. The position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 12/15/15.

Arizona State University: The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability invites applications for a full-time Research Field Specialist: Stream Ecosystem Ecology. To review the posting and apply to this position, please visit: and click on Applicant under Staff Positions. Search openings for Requisition ID number 23364BR. Closes: 6/16/16. Posted: 6/9/16.

Arizona State University: full-time research position in Tempe, AZ. The successful candidate will participate in a variety of projects related to climate change and carbon cycling in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of the southwestern United States. Research will include field work, laboratory analyses, data management, and participation in data analysis and writing. For the full job posting and to apply for the position, go to and search for the Requisition ID 19130BR under "Staff Positions". The position closes at 3 pm on 4 January 2016. Heather Throop. Posted: 12/24/15.

Arizona State University: We are seeking an outstanding full-time research technician to support an active research project in the Sala Lab. Research activities will involve 5 to 7 trips per year to Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico, each trip ranging from 1 to 4 weeks in duration. During field campaigns, the Research Technician will work with PI, graduate and undergraduate students in various activities including vegetation and soil sampling as well as maintenance of long-term rainfall manipulation experiments. Field work will be complemented with laboratory work, data entry, data analysis and assistance with the organization of events. A successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Ecology, Biology, Soil Science). Experience in field biology and laboratory work will be desirable. The successful applicant would be primarily based in the lab of Dr. Osvaldo Sala in the School of Life Sciences. Applicants should apply through the ASU system. Please search for Requisition ID# 15432BR on Please apply before 3:00 p.m. on July 31, 2015. Estimated start date is September 1st, or as soon as the candidate is available. Posted: 7/23/15, revised: 7/28/15.

Audubon Alaska: The Arctic Marine Ecologist will support Audubon’s conservation science initiatives in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea. Working in close collaboration with the Arctic Spatial Ecologist and Director of Conservation Science, the Ecologist will support the publication of a geospatial synthesis database, an ecological atlas, and an Arctic Marine Synthesis report. The ecologist will apply knowledge of Alaska and marine ecosystems to perform scientific research, identify suitable data, and work with agency, academic, and other experts to access data, including partners in Canada and Russia. This is a two-year, grant funded position to create an integrated Arctic marine atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas, including U.S., Canadian, and Russian waters. Note that this is a restructured version of a previously advertised position. New or returning applicants should apply no later than September 4. For more information and to apply visit: Posted: 8/21/15.

Bok Tower Gardens: in Lake Wales, Florida, is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Rare Plant Curator. This is a full-time, grant-funded, professional position responsible for curation and day-to-day operations of the National Collection. The National Collection is part of a multi-faceted program directed by the Conservation Program Manager to study and conserve the rare plants of Florida. Rare Plant Curator duties include augmentation, accessions, record keeping, maintaining and updating databases, maintenance of the National Collection growing beds, research on collection species and community education. The Curator also serves as a Bok Tower Gardens representative and networking liason with CPC, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), National Center for Germplasm Resources Preservation NCGRP), federal, state, regional, local and NGO conservation partners. Additional position information and application forms can be found at Posted: 3/22/16.

Cardno, Inc.: seeking an Economist/Statistician in our Newark, DE office. Requisition Number 15-0325. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Data analysis and modeling using STATA, @Risk, or visual basic - Generating summary statistics, charts/graphs, reports, and conducting other assessments of the data - Writing various reports pertaining to the data. Basic Qualifications: - Master's degree in economics, statistics, ecology, computer science or related field with experience in data analysis and statistical modeling - Ability to organize data, create charts and graphs using STATA, visual basic, and/or Microsoft Excel - Must be willing and able to work occasional nights and weekends to meet project deadlines - Must be eligible to work in the US without company sponsorship. Desired Qualifications: - Familiarity with bio-economic models - Familiarity with probabilistic modeling and financial analysis - Three to five years of related work experience - Educational and/or work experience includes focus on environmental and/or natural resource applications - Solid time-management and follow-through skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks and projects with tight deadlines. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 7/8/15.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: We are seeking a full time data and laboratory manager to support research activities in computational ecology of zoonotic diseases. Main duties will include the collection and curation of data from diverse sources including published literature, the web, and existing repositories and online databases. This main task will require some programming proficiency (R preferred). Additional duties include standardizing metadata across curated data files, and managing multiple data streams from distinct collaborative projects. The applicant should possess previous training in the biological sciences, and research experience with infectious diseases and ecology is preferred. In addition to R programming experience, proficiency with ArcGIS (or equivalent open access software) is desirable. The successful candidate will be collaborative with good verbal and written communication skills; detail-oriented; and enjoy a high degree of independence. This position offers the opportunity to engage in ongoing lab research projects, and to develop independent side projects exploring questions related to infectious disease. This is a fully benefitted position for one year, subject to annual renewal contingent on performance and available funding. The final candidate will be required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment screening and background check. All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. To apply, visit and complete our online job application. Interested applicants should send a 1-page cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications for the position, and the contact info for 3 references. Please include job code 16022-I in your correspondence. Posted: 4/29/16.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Research Specialist needed for field and lab project on “Climate Change and Tick-borne Disease Project”. Research the effects of weather and climate on the survival and behavior of blacklegged ticks and risk of tick-borne disease. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley, with travel to sites between northern New York and North Carolina. The Research Specialist will coordinate and supervise a crew of up six Seasonal Project Assistants and work with them on a daily basis. Duties include maintaining lab colonies of mice and ticks, establishing and maintaining field plots with ticks, assessing and recording tick survival, and downloading data from dataloggers. Meticulous attention to detail, prior experience handling small mammals and/or ticks, and experience supervising ecological field research are mandatory. A Masters degree or equivalent in a biological science is desirable, although experienced applicants with a Bachelors degree will be considered. The final candidate will be required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment screening and background check successfully. Employment to begin approximately May 1. This is a full-time, salaried position with an initial appointment of one year and the potential for re-appointment for one to four additional years, depending on performance and project needs. On-site or nearby housing is available. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Posting is open until February 12, 2016 or until filled. Please submit job application via and include a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Be sure to cite Job Number 16011-I “Climate Project”. Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld. Posted: 1/29/16.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Personnel needed to undertake new, multi-year, large-scale Integrated Tick Management research to reduce human incidence of tick-borne diseases. Multiple positions are to be filled in winter and spring of 2016, with personnel based at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. All positions are full-time, salaried positions with an initial appointment of one year and the potential for re-appointment for one to four additional years, depending on performance and project needs. The available positions are as follows. 1. Animal-focused Research Specialist. To be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Specialist level, the Animal-focused Research Specialist will undertake and directly supervise research that focuses on ticks, their vertebrate hosts, and the pathogens they transmit. Duties will include helping to design and lead field sampling of small-mammal abundance, vertebrate diversity, tick abundance, and tick infection prevalence. Experience in field biology of mammals and/or ticks, and a Bachelors degree, are required. A Masters degree is highly desirable for the Senior Research Specialist level. 2. Human-focused Research Specialist. To be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Specialist level, the Human-focused Research Specialist will undertake and direct research that focuses on human exposure to ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Duties will include recruiting study participants from residential neighborhoods, collecting information on behaviors relevant to human exposure to tick-borne disease, and interacting with regional and national health agencies to collect and maintain epidemiological data. Experience in medical anthropology or sociology, or epidemiology, and a Bachelors degree, are required. A Masters degree is highly desirable for the Senior Research Specialist level. 3. Data-focused Research Specialist. To be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Specialist level, the Data-focused Research Specialist will work with the Animal-focused and Human-focused Research Specialists, as well as with other project personnel, to maintain, explore, and analyze all data from the project. Data will include demographic information on vertebrate animals and ticks, tick infection prevalence, human incidence of tick-borne disease, land use/land cover (GIS), and human behaviors relevant to tick-borne disease. Experience in data analysis and visualization, epidemiology, population biology, and/or medical entomology, and a Bachelors degree, are required. A Masters degree is highly desirable for the Senior Research Specialist level. 4. Two Postdoctoral Associates. The Postdoctoral Associates would develop, together with the Principal Investigators and their collaborators, novel research questions relevant to integrated management of tick-borne disease risk and disease ecology. Research issues to be pursued could include (but not be limited to): (a) comparing efficacy of control methods as a function of land use/land cover, host community composition, human behavior or property management, or (b) impacts of tick-targeted control on non-target species. Experience (including a PhD or equivalent) in one or more of the following is required: disease ecology, medical entomology, epidemiology, medical anthropology, wildlife biology, parasitology. Apply at Please submit one document that includes a cover letter, resume and the names and full contact information (including e-mail address) for three professional references. For the Postdoctoral Associate positions, please include copies of relevant publications (up to 5). Indicate in your cover letter which position(s) you are applying for. For the Animal-focused Research Specialist use job code 16001-I; for the Human-focused Research Specialist use job code 16002-I; for the Data-focused Research Specialist use job code 16003-I; for the Postdoctoral Associate positions use job code 16004-I. All positions will report directly to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute and Dr. Felicia Keesing, David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor at Bard College and Adjunct Scientist at the Cary Institute. Review of applications will begin on 4 January 2016. Posted: 12/14/15.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: in Millbrook NY seeks an Ecology Educator to develop innovative programs and materials for K-12 students and teachers, and to lead our Summer Ecology Camps. See the full job announcement for details and to apply. Job Title: Program Specialist in Ecology Education. Full time (slightly reduced time Sept-May as possibility). Start date on or after 8/17/2015 and initial appointment is for one year. Duties: Develop ecology education programs and materials for students and teachers at the Cary Institute and area schools. • Help promote, develop curriculum and materials for, and teach ecology programs for school groups at the Cary Institute and at local schools. • Plan, oversee and teach in the Summer Ecology Camp. • Hire and supervise educators for the Ecology Camp and other education programs. • Support and help run the Hudson Data Jam. • Help explore new program areas in conjunction with the Institute-wide strategic planning process now underway. • Contribute to research about ecology teaching and learning, helping collect and analyze data and write papers based on this work. • Manage budgets and help write grant proposals for education programs under the Program Specialist’s oversight. Qualifications: • Course background (Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred) in ecology or related field. • Ecology teaching experience with school children and/or the public. • Understanding of NYS curriculum requirements and standards. • Experience assessing student learning and/or program evaluation a plus. • Ability to communicate with a wide range of the public. • Excellent writing and organizational skills. • Must be able to work periodic weekends (approx. one weekend day per month) and occasional evenings. Closing Date 07/31/2015, or when position is filled. Posted: 7/23/15.

Chapman University: Applications are invited for a research associate in the area of wetland biogeochemistry in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. This is a full-time one year position with the possibility of two additional years subject to performance review. Research experience in wetland ecology, ecosystem ecology and/or global change ecology is desirable. The associate will contribute to ongoing research exploring carbon and methane cycling at a climate change experiment in northern Minnesota and greenhouse gas fluxes in coastal systems in California. The associate is expected to perform the following tasks: collect and analyze environmental samples; train and advise undergraduate researchers; perform graphical and statistical analyses of data; read and summarize primary literature and perform administrative tasks such as ordering supplies. Travel to Minnesota, Oregon and other field sites is expected, especially between May and October, and may but up to 25% of the associate's time. The ideal candidate will have good writing and organizational skills; the ability to work well with students; and experience with field and laboratory research including gas chromatography, ion chromatography and/or stable isotope analysis. Qualifications: MA or MS in Biology or Environmental Science, or related field. The anticipated start date for this position is April 1, 2016 but this is somewhat flexible. Please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and phone & email address of 3 references to Dr. Jason Keller ( by March 1, 2016. Posted: 1/16/16.

Colorado State University: Research Associate II. The Colorado Forest Restoration Institution (CFRI) is a Congressionally-authorized program within the Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University with the mission to develop, compile, synthesize, and apply locally-relevant science-based knowledge to achieve forest restoration and wildfire mitigation goals in partnership with managers, researchers, and stakeholders. The Research Associate II will work on diverse tasks towards achieving all facets of the CFRI mission. The geographic focus of the Institute is the State of Colorado, the U.S. Southwest, and the U.S. Intermountain West. The director of CFRI is Dr. Tony Cheng, professor in Forest & Rangeland Stewardship. To apply see full position description. Deadline: 8/24/2015 Salary: $47k/yr. Minimum qualification: · M.S. in Forestry or related field of study · Expertise in ecology and management of forest vegetation in forest types common to the western United States · Familiarity with forest fuels sampling and fire behavior modeling practices · Posses a valid drivers license for travel to locations throughout the state of Colorado. Posted: 8/4/15.

Decagon Devices, Inc.: Application Specialist (Environmental Science) $45-65k Depending On Experience. The Application Specialist will actively create and maintain relationships with customers and be a spokesperson for the company at tradeshows, customer sites, etc. This individual will have a strong background in field research, grant writing, and a master’s degree in a field related to Decagon’s agricultural and environmental products including but not limited to environmental biophysics, environmental science, soil science, etc. These attributes will allow the Application Specialist to be seen as a colleague to scientists who purchase Decagon instrumentation. This individual will be trained on a variety of products in order to both sell and provide application support. This individual will also work closely with Decagon’s scientists and product developers when necessary. Responsibilities: Actively interface with customers in person at tradeshows, association meetings, and at customer sites (travel 20%) Take customer calls for both sales and support. Respond to customer emails and quote requests as part of a team. Complete regular sales and science trainings and seek additional help from other team members and supervisor when needed. Gather, archive, and communicate customer feedback to supervisor. Train and mentor other team members. Independent analysis of complex customer inquiries that encompass the theory behind measurements taken with Decagon instruments, use of Decagon instruments in unique applications, analysis of anomalous data, troubleshooting and assessment of proper instrument function. Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in environmental science, soil science, or related field. Field research experience. Experience with writing grant proposals and strong familiarity with the process. Peer reviewed publishing experience and positively responsive to critical feedback. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. An intellectual curiosity of Decagon’s products and the related science. Please apply at Posted: 3/31/16.

Duke University: Seeking an innovative information specialist or an ecosystem scientist with deep experience in information science to help us build the StreamPULSE data portal for visualizing and analyzing environmental sensor data from rivers across the US. We are seeking an information specialist to create an online data portal and provide data analysis and visualization support for a continental network of freshwater researchers supported by major new funding from NSF’s Macrosystems Program. The successful applicant will be housed within Duke’s River Center and will work closely with both River Center scientists and data scientists of the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics. The ideal candidate will have experience with web design and data management, familiarity with statistical analysis, and either an advanced degree or significant work experience. Our new team member will aid in developing analysis and visualization tools for collating, exploring and modeling high-resolution chemical and physical sensor data derived from streams throughout the US. In addition to managing data for the team, the successful applicant will help create associated tools and techniques for training and outreach to a global network of researchers and freshwater managers and will assist in the development of educational products that promote a new understanding of freshwater ecosystems. Familiarity with scientific computing languages (e.g. R, python) and relational databases (e.g. mySQL, PostgreSQL) is required. Experience with web development (e.g., proficiency in HTML, CSS, javascript); the use of web data services (e.g. REST); and an understanding of data standards for time series observations (e.g., waterML) and data formats (e.g., XML, NetCDF, JSON) is preferred. Significant opportunities exist for independent research in ecological synthesis, software development or information science depending upon the applicant’s career aspirations. Salary will be competitive and we are open to several possible employment possibilities depending upon applicant preferences (contract based vs. full-time employment) and experience (technical staff to postdoctoral scholar). Now accepting applications for a position beginning as early as October 1, 2015. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily Bernhardt ( Posted: 8/27/15.

Eastern Kentucky University: Wetland Technician. The technician will manage a 2-year, grant funded project to conduct wetland condition assessments throughout the state of Kentucky. Responsibilities will include organizing and supervising field sampling trips, conducting wetland condition surveys, and using GPS and ArcMap to locate and map wetland sites. Additional duties include: maintaining an archive of data, analyzing data, and communicating results. Applicant must be able to endure strenuous field work (i.e. hiking, wading, digging) in all weather conditions. The technician will work directly for EKU’s Department of Biological Sciences with a team of wetland scientists, and interact with agency scientists. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 2 years of experience, Master’s degree preferred. Salary range: $30-36k. Review of applicants begins January 4, 2016 and application period closes January 25, 2016. To apply: Contact Stephen Richter ( with questions. Posted: 12/22/15.

Ecological Society of America: seeking an Editorial Assistant to help produce Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a high-ranking monthly journal focusing on ecological and environmental science. Duties include: managing the online peer-review system, copyediting and proofreading manuscripts, writing occasional news stories, conducting cover photo searches, running the Frontiers Twitter account, and corresponding with authors, associate editors, and reviewers. A relevant Bachelor’s degree (e.g., in Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology) is a must; one to two years’ editorial experience an advantage. Downtown Washington, DC location; competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits. Email cover letter, CV, salary expectations, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sue Silver, at – Put “Editorial Assistant Search” in the subject line. Application deadline: Wednesday 25th November 2015. Posted: 11/13/15.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Fish and Wildlife Research Institute: The Lovett E. Williams Jr. Wildlife Research Laboratory in Gainesville, FL has two full time (40 hr/wk) OPS Biological Scientist II openings in its Upland Habitat Research and Monitoring section. These are research technician positions on a team that conducts ongoing ecosystem and plant community sampling on state lands throughout Florida. Statewide projects monitor and evaluate the effects of cattle grazing, habitat management, and ecological restoration techniques on native plant communities. Specific duties include field data collection, identification of plant samples in the laboratory, data QA/QC, data analysis, mapping, and report/manuscript writing. Plenty of opportunities to develop and pursue individual interests. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the physical or life sciences is required. Coursework or experience in plant taxonomy/plant identification required. Experience with vegetation sampling methods and data management preferred. Applicants must be willing to work long hours in the field during the growing season (10-12 hours/day) often in remote locations, and will need to have flexible schedules, and be available for extended travel (4 days/3 nights) in the field during the normal work week (transportation provided; lodging and meals will be reimbursed). Must maintain a valid driver's license, utilize problem-solving techniques, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. The job is anticipated to begin April 15, 2016, but the start date can be adjusted to accommodate graduating students. Starting salary is expected to be $15-17/hr commensurate with experience. Includes health benefits. Contact Johanna Freeman at or (352)334-4228 with questions. A State of Florida application must be submitted online via PeopleFirst: Position Number: 77902164-51307990. Posted: 3/14/16.

Florida International University: Full time technician available at FIU, Miami: Role of coastal Everglades lakes as habitat for recreational fisheries. Desired start date: January 15, 2016. Duration: 1 year (Likely extendable & possibility for turning position into a graduate degree if desired). Salary: $30k/year ($15/hr) plus health benefits. We (Rehage lab) seek a motivated technician with a passion for fish to help us launch a new project examining the role of coastal Everglades lakes (northern Florida Bay) as habitat for recreational fisheries (tarpon, snook, bonefish, spotted seatrout, and redfish). Primary duties include: 1) tracking fish movement and habitat use in response to environmental/hydrological drivers using acoustic telemetry (Vemco system), and 2) examine the role of the region as nursery habitat and prey dynamics using seining and other sampling techniques. Additional duties include angling and working with anglers and guides to collect data, boat handling, sample processing, equipment maintenance, data entry & management. The ideal candidate will have a passion for fish and the following qualifications: 1. Experience and interest in fish ecology and/or fisheries. 2. Familiarity and experience with fish telemetry, and other sampling methods. 3. Excellent field skills and work ethic. 4. Field experience involving boating and angling (ability to operate small motor boats is a must). 5. Excellent leadership and organization skills to coordinate project activities with our lab and project partners. 6. Excellent communication skills and interest in developing partnerships with recreational anglers & fishing guides. To apply: Please email Dr. Jenn Rehage ( and please include the following materials: a) In your email, please tell us about yourself, research experience/interests, qualifications and fit for position. b) Please attach a CV with a list of 3 references. c) Please title email ‘Everglades lakes technician position + your last name. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Dec 15, 2015. Our lab: We are an energetic team of fish ecologists interested in understanding how fishes respond to human and natural disturbance, and how these effects permeate through multiple ecological scales (from individual behavior to population and community dynamics and to human dimensions, such as implications for recreational fisheries). We are part of a highly collaborative south Florida research community, composed of scientists, and federal, state and private partners, all with the shared goal of understanding and forecasting coastal ecosystem responses to large-scale restoration and climate change. In particular, we are part of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program. Posted: 11/18/15.

Florida Natural Areas Inventory: The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is a non-profit organization administered by Florida State University. We are dedicated to gathering, interpreting, and disseminating information critical to the conservation of Florida's biological diversity. We currently are advertising a field biologist, Position Number: 39333. Full time, OPS position for nine months with possibility of extension. This position will be based out of Tallahassee. Closing Date: October 6, 2015. The FNAI Field Biologist will help conduct ecological inventories and vegetation monitoring in various locations throughout the state. The Field Biologist will work closely with FNAI scientists but will also be required to conduct fieldwork independently without direct supervision. The Field Biologist will collect and process data on FNAI-tracked and listed plants, animals, and exemplary natural communities, and invasive plants. Data collection will focus on field surveys, but may also include literature searches and interviews of other knowledgeable individuals. Data collection and processing will utilize GPS dataloggers and GIS. The Field Biologist prepares progress reports and assists the supervising scientist in the preparation of final project reports, attends meetings and briefings with land managers and other FNAI partners, and performs other duties necessary to complete projects efficiently and on time. Qualified applicants should have a good general familiarity with the plants, animals, and ecology of Florida and must be willing to travel frequently. This is largely a field-oriented position but candidates will also assist in data processing. DUTIES: Plan and conduct fieldwork to find, document, and process into the database occurrences of rare species, exemplary natural communities, or invasive plants. Conduct quantitative natural community sampling following standardized protocols and process data into FNAI databases. May assist with installation of traps and other field sampling equipment. Check traps and release captures as needed. Prepare written reports and participate in meetings as necessary to communicate all other products required by project contracts and submit according to contractual time schedules. Attend FNAI staff meetings and training as required. Attend meetings and workshops relevant to performance of position. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, or equivalent training and experience. Familiarity with Florida flora (and fauna). Experience with natural community and habitat interpretation from aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and soil surveys is desirable. Ability to communicate well in person and in writing; ability to work well with FNAI staff scientists. Good organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail. Ability to work independently and under pressure of deadlines and to provide written responses in a timely manner. A commitment to conservation goals. Experience or familiarity with personal computers, databases, GPS, and GIS. Good physical condition and ability to conduct rigorous field work. Willingness to travel for extended periods. APPLY ONLINE (Job ID 39333). Posted: 9/28/15.

Florida State University: Research Technician/Lab Manager to help support an exciting portfolio of research projects focused on the topics of coral reef resilience, ecological state change, marine protected area design and evaluation, marine spatial planning, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Research in the lab is interdisciplinary, and focuses both on addressing fundamental questions in marine ecology and on applying ecological insights to conservation, management and policy. The job will include diverse responsibilities, so the ideal candidate is excited to participate in a range of practical aspects of ecology. Duties: - Assist with setting up and managing a new lab, including purchasing supplies and equipment, organizing the lab, recruiting and coordinating undergraduate research assistants, and developing and maintaining a lab website. - Assist with data acquisition, management, processing and analysis. - Help with parameterizing and running simulation models. - Participate in local marine fieldwork in coastal, intertidal and possibly subtidal habitats. - Conduct literature reviews and assist with preparing scientific manuscripts and presentations, with the potential to be involved as a co-author on papers. The position will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Rassweiler in the Department of Biological Sciences, but will also work closely with Dr. Sarah Lester in FSU's Department of Geography. Qualifications: Required: - Bachelors or Masters degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field - strong quantitative skills and/or interest in developing those skills - some experience with programming or scripted analysis - demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently - strong initiative and problem-solving skills. Preferred (but not required): - AAUS certification - experience operating small boats - proficiency with GIS. Ideally the position would start in August 2016, but start date is flexible. Anticipated appointment would be for one year, with potential for continued employment contingent on performance and availability of funding. Apply by submitting a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references as a single PDF to Contact Dr. Rassweiler with any questions. Application review will begin on June 1, 2016, although all applications received before June 15 will receive full consideration. Posted: 5/6/16.

Great Basin Institute: recruiting an Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) Program Coordinator for projects located in designated western states, currently including CA, ID, UT, WA, OR, and WY. The overall objective of GBI’s AIM program is to capture consistent, landscape-scale monitoring data in support of the BLM’s national strategy for standardized resource monitoring, predominantly in sage grouse habitat, on public rangelands and riparian systems within designated priority areas. Field crews collect biotic, hydrologic, and soil qualitative indicators in conjunction with quantitative data to inform conservation planning and adaptive management decisions. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 11/18/15.

Great Basin Institute: The Research Associate (RA) will support roads monitoring and restoration of disturbances within Lake Mead NRA. The RA will be responsible for reporting and managing conditions along backcountry roads. The RA will manage the division’s backcountry road condition reporting system and database. The RA will assess and report off-road activities and disturbances, including road barrier conditions, missing or damaged signs, desert dumping, graffiti, and road conditions. Work will include the use of a GPS unit and camera to document disturbances and restoration actions performed. The RA will work to restore off-road tracks using hand-tools such as rakes and McLeods; remove graffiti using chemical remover, chisels, and brushes; and install or repair barriers and signs using necessary tools and equipment. For certain backcountry disturbance projects, RA may help install plants, watering tubes, or rodent cages. RA will be responsible for backcountry data management including GIS, Access, and photo data. RA will also be responsible for managing the backcountry road monitoring volunteer program including work schedules and data collection. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 11/18/15.

Great Basin Institute: Wanted: Middle and High School Environmental Sciences and Climate Change Teacher in Reno, NV. • Teach and instruct Middle and High School students in environmental science and climate change during the school year, using in-school modules and outdoor field studies, based on five separate local ecosystems; • Coordinate a Teen Science and Service Learning Summer Camp for eight weeks in the summer of 2016, with assistance from Bureau of Land Management researchers and other partners; • Coordinate an end-of-school Science Fair focused on student comparison between ecosystems; • Coordinate with Middle and High School teachers and administrators for program implementation in and out of school; • Using existing climate change curriculum, personalize in-school modules and prepare out-of-school field studies. • Utilize a variety of instructional methods appropriate to the intellectual and instructional level of pupils from varied socio-economic backgrounds; • Provide group and individual instruction to motivate pupils and effectively utilize time available for instructional activities; • Prepare, administer, score, record and report results of pre and post testing; • Maintain detailed records of implementation of modules, including but not limited to number of students, dates and locations of instruction, and pre and post testing results. Compensation: • $33-39k/yr + benefits. Contract & Timeline: o August 17, 2015 – August 16, 2016 o Full-time, up to 40 hours per week Location: Galena Creek Visitor Center, Reno, NV. Required Qualifications: o Teaching Certificate in Science or a closely related field; o Bachelor’s degree in the sciences. Desired Qualifications: o Two years’ experience in teaching science. How to Apply: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, résumé, and list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at Please include where you found the position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 8/2/15.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute: we are looking to hire a full-time research technician to assist with ecological analyses and modeling. The successful applicant will conduct statistical analysis and modeling of fish population and marine ecosystem data to support a range of research projects. Much of the work in our lab currently focuses on understanding the impacts of climate change on fish populations, communities, and fisheries as well as on approaches to climate adaptation in marine fisheries. In the coming year, the technician will play a major role in developing analyses and models to help understand species distribution changes and their implications for fisheries and fishing communities in the Northeast. The successful applicant will analyze past fishery and species distribution changes and develop, run, and evaluate models to predict future distributions of based on climate projections. He/she will also help integrate those results into a quantitative social-ecological assessment of fishing community vulnerability to climate change. The successful candidate will have significant computing and statistical skills, proficiency in the R and/or MATLAB programming languages, and experience working with large, diverse data sets. Required qualifications: • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in scientific field that included quantitative coursework • Knowledge of oceanography, marine ecology, or fisheries science • Experience with statistical analyses and ecological modeling • Proficient programmer in R • Previous experience managing data sets • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Willingness to learn, adapt, and contribute to team tasks. Preferred qualifications: • Experience constructing species distribution models using presence-only and presence-absence data • Familiarity working with satellite data or climate model output • Familiarity with marine fisheries, protected resources, or spatial planning in New England • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, SQL or other databases, ArcGIS • Familiarity with additional programming languages, such as MATLAB, Python, etc. Please see the full job description. Application review will begin Sept. 1. Posted: 8/10/15.

Iowa State University: The ISU Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Extension Forestry Specialist II. This position will support extension and outreach needs to a diverse audience primarily targeting urban and suburban homeowners and managers of public areas/parks with an overall focus on urban forestry issues across Iowa (i.e., inventory and valuation, proactive management of invasive species, woodland health management, Tree Selection, planting, health assessment and maintenance of urban forests/public landscapes). Responsibilities include providing statewide outreach services while functioning as a member of the forestry team (NREM, ENT, PLPM, and HORT); acting as a liaison to state forestry organizations to help communities and individual landowners develop management plans for EAB-infestations; and monitoring invasive pests. This position will support decisions to reduce and spread treatment costs over several years. Duties will also include assisting forestry researchers and extension faculty with the coordination and delivery of new and continuing research-based educational programs, development of written and audiovisual materials, and conservation of existing programs. The successful candidate for this position will work as part of a team, have excellent organization skills, detail-oriented, and work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines and budgets. The duties of this position will involve travel and occasional nights and weekends. Required: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and related experience. Preferred: - Degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Sciences or a closely related plant discipline. - Experience in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or Formal Outreach/Extension Programming. - Experience with website content management. - Experience working with diverse audiences. - Experience working with invasive pest management. To apply, click on “Apply to this job” at and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References. Posted: 5/18/16.

Iowa State University: A Research Associate is needed to coordinate and then analyze data collected in an acoustic monitoring and telemetry project to evaluate migratory movements and habitat use of the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) in Iowa. This species was recently listed as “Threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The results of this work will be used by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to support the development of a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for wind power facilities in Iowa. Duties: Prepare and coordinate deployment of acoustic monitoring equipment to collect bat echolocation data; train, schedule and manage the field work of several teams of technicians collecting bat echolocation and telemetry data across Iowa; analyze bat echolocation data following specified protocols using echolocation analysis software; work with permitted bat biologists to capture bats and fit them with telemetry equipment; analyze telemetry data; produce GIS maps Qualifications: BS in wildlife biology or associated field, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, experience analyzing data, experience coordinating and managing field technicians, ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, ability to have a flexible schedule (i.e., holidays, nights, and weekends) as required, successful applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record in order to drive an ISU vehicle. Preferred skills: experience conducting acoustic monitoring of bats and analyzing bat echolocation data, experience collecting and analyzing telemetry data, experience using GIS in wildlife-related projects, interest in becoming permitted to capture and handle bats. Timeframe: 40 hours per week at $15 per hour from 1 May – 15 October, 2016 with the possibility of extension for an additional 12-18 months depending on performance. To Apply: Please email a cover letter describing your interests in and qualifications for this position, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Julie Blanchong, Posted: 4/3/16.

Iowa State University: Field Research Leader, Mariana Islands (Guam, Saipan, Rota). 10-12 months, starting early February 2016, with potential for annual renewal. The Ecology of Bird Loss Project aims to determine the full impact of seed disperser loss on Guam’s forests through comparisons of dynamics on Guam to those on nearby islands (Rota and Saipan) where birds are present. DUTIES: The Field Research Leader will lead the Ecology of Bird Loss Project research efforts in the Mariana Islands. He/she will manage a crew of ~7 field technicians and interns. The field research leader will be responsible for implementing research protocols, training new employees, scheduling day-to-day field tasks, assisting in the development of field methods, managing data, and communicating frequently with project leadership based in the mainland US. Fieldwork will involve long-term plant survival experiments, forest inventories in intact and degraded plots, plant propagation, and observation of fruit-frugivore interactions. The position will likely be based on Saipan (Guam is a possibility) but will involve travel to other islands. QUALIFICATIONS: The field research leader must possess a strong background in plant ecology, independent decision-making abilities, excellent communication and organizational skills, and cultural sensitivity. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate or Masters degree (preferred) in a relevant discipline. PAYMENT AND BENEFITS: The salary is $2600-$3200 per month, depending on experience and housing preferences. We will provide a round-trip ticket from the candidate’s current place of residence to Saipan and housing during travel away from Saipan. The position is eligible for health and welfare benefit plans (medical and dental insurance, life insurance, etc.) and retirement plans. Further information and application instructions. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 4, 2015. Posted: 11/24/15.

Iowa State University: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Extension Forestry Specialist II. This position will support extension and outreach needs to a diverse audience primarily targeting urban and suburban homeowners and managers of public areas/parks with an overall focus on urban forestry issues across Iowa (i.e., inventory and valuation, proactive management of invasive species, woodland health management, tree selection, planting, health assessment and maintenance of urban forests/public landscapes). Responsibilities include providing statewide outreach services while functioning as a member of the forestry team (NREM, ENT, PLPM, and HORT); acting as a liaison to state forestry organizations to help communities and individual landowners develop management plans for EAB-infestations; and monitoring invasive pests. This position will support decisions to reduce and spread treatment costs over several years. Duties will also include assisting forestry researchers and extension faculty with the coordination and delivery of new and continuing research-based educational programs, development of written, audiovisual, and web-based materials, and conservation of existing programs. The successful candidate for this position will work as part of a team, have excellent organization skills, detail-oriented, and work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines and budgets. The duties of this position will involve travel and occasional nights and weekends. Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience; OR a Master’s degree. Degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Sciences or a closely related plant discipline. Preferred Experience: Experience in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or Formal Outreach/Extension Programming. Experience with website content management. Experience working with diverse audiences. Experience working with invasive pest management. Apply by 11/22/2015 for guaranteed consideration: Posted: 11/10/15.

Johns Hopkins University: An environmental technician position is available in the soil ecology lab of Dr. Katalin Szlavecz. We are looking for a person with good hands-on skills, familiar with simple electronic tasks such as soldering and assembling circuits, as well as medium level computer and programming skills. The technician will be responsible for assembling, programming, testing and deploying hundreds of sensors for environmental l monitoring. He/she will monitor the system, collect, organize and analyze the data. Programming in python, knowledge of electronics, and some skills in database building are essential. The applicants should be comfortable working in the field, sometimes under hot and humid conditions. Most of the field work takes place in forest ecosystems in Maryland, and various locations in Baltimore City. Positive attitude and responsible work habits are required. The applicant will have a clean driving record and should be able to drive a 14 passenger van. Working independently is essential for this job, but the applicant will also help other group members in the field and in the laboratory. Such work includes soil sampling and processing, setting up field experiments, and analyzing data. The technician will supervise undergraduate students working in the lab. The ideal candidate will have training in mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering, or computer science. A degree in ecology, environmental sciences is acceptable if the candidate demonstrates experience with electric wiring, environmental instrumentation and data acquisition. Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree is preferred. Apply at; include a cover letter, your resume/CV, the names and contact of three or more references, and unofficial transcripts. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Dr. Katalin Szlavecz ( Review of applications will begin 1 March 2016. Posted: 1/29/16.

Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: invites applications for the Forest Ecology Lead Technician position. The employee will supervise and assist in conducting studies of how management and climate interact to influence structure and function of longleaf pine forests. The 28,000-acre Research Center is located 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia; its 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: Duties will include obtaining increment cores from trees then preparing and analyzing samples; measuring forest stand and understory structure; measuring fuels and fire behavior, and measuring light and soil moisture. Duties will also include field crew supervision, data entry, and creation of data summaries, graphics, and elementary statistical analyses. Desired qualifications include interest in ecology of southern pine forests; ability to learn to identify common trees, shrubs and understory plants of the southeastern coastal plain; ability to use electronic measurement equipment such as laser rangefinders and dataloggers ; experience with statistical software such as SAS or R; a strong organizational ethic; ability to use spreadsheets and databases for data entry; and sufficient stamina for full-day outdoor data-collection work in summer in the southeast. Qualifications: Master’s degree in an environmental science. To apply send cover letter, resume, list of three references with contact information to Subject line: Forest Ecology Lead Technician, or by mail to: Forest Ecology Lead Technician, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870, or FAX to (229)734-4707, Attn: Forest Ecology Lead Technician. For more information contact Dr. Seth Bigelow at: or (229) 734-4706 ext #270. Applications received before Dec 11 2015 will receive full consideration. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US. Posted: 11/13/15.

Kent State University: A research assistant/lab manager position for a person with a BS or MS degree is available for 3 years within the Department of Biological Sciences. We are studying invasive and encroaching plants in Ohio. We are using a combination of approaches, including field experiments and greenhouse studies to explore factors affecting their dispersal, establishment and spread. We are also studying natural and unnatural patterns of plant succession in southern Africa, with a focus on the effects of elephant herbivory. The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers, including plant ecologists, and a plant physiologist. The start date is 4 January 2016. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: demonstrated commitment to basic research, experience leading fieldwork, experience analyzing spatial datasets, effective written and oral communication skills. TO APPLY: In a single pdf document, please send: 1) a CV; 2) a short statement of your research interests; 3) and unofficial transcripts to Dr. David Ward ( Posted: 12/2/15.

Lincoln Park Zoo: The Associate Population Biologist is a full-time position funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The grant is focused on using population modeling (PVAs) to study long-term sustainability of Species Survival Programs (SSPs), the cooperatively managed animal populations of the AZA. The Associate Population Biologist will work with a dynamic project team based at Lincoln Park Zoo as well as AZA SSP coordinators across the country. The Associate Population Biologist will be responsible for using existing software tools to conduct Population Viability Analyses across a wide variety of taxonomic groups. Essential Job Functions: · Conduct PVAs on AZA SSPs, including analysis of retrospective data, population modeling using ZooRisk, and analysis and interpretation of model results · Prepare PVA reports based on model results · Present project results at AZA National and/or Mid-Year meetings · Participate in department’s team approach to research and data management · Perform various tasks and other duties as assigned. Required: · Successful candidates will ideally have strong background in population biology, use and interpretation of simulation and deterministic models, zoo population management software, and/or broad biological knowledge of species biologies. · Strong computer skills, including familiarity with PCs, demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and statistical software · Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. · Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions. · Ability to organize tasks and time to ensure timely completion of all projects. · Ability to interact courteously and respectfully with supervisors, fellow employees, volunteers, zoo visitors, general public, and colleagues at other institutions · Ability to represent the Zoo and the project professionally at external meetings · Available to work meetings which may occur outside of regular work schedule as assigned. · Must be able to work at computer for 6-7 hours per day. Bachelor’s degree essential, Master’s degree in biology or related discipline strongly preferred. Experience with zoo-based population management programs and/or specialized population management software such as PopLink, ZooRisk, SPARKS, PM2000, PMx, or VORTEX is desired. Exposure to or experience with R statistical package preferred. See job listing at Please submit an application, resume, and brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, education, interests and career goals as attachments by email Posted: 7/23/15.

Louisiana State University: Research Associate 3 (Collections Manager). Candidate must have a very strong background and interest in curating amphibian, reptile and fish natural history collections. The candidate should also be capable of managing a diverse collection and leading a team of curatorial assistants and student workers. This individual will also be responsible for promoting the mission of the LSUMNS and assisting the Curators with all aspects of the daily operation of Herpetology and Ichthyology Divisions. Job duties include: 80% Assist Curators in integrating new and orphaned collections into the LSU collection. Processing of Inter-museum loans and loan tracking, care and conservation of specimens in the collection (including fumigation, storage, security and other related task). Has direct responsibility for overall operation of the collection. This includes training and supervision of graduate students and student workers. 15% Digitizing type specimens, georeferencing, maintenance of the computerized database. Obtain collecting permits for researchers who will conduct field expeditions. Daily collection upkeep and assist the Curators in coordinating staff training and continuing education opportunities. 5% May assist Curator in preparing proposals for collection-improvement grants. Collection manager will assist professional visitors to the collection and when requested by the curator, will provide tours of the collection for special visitors. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in zoology, biological sciences or related field and two years of experience working in biological research collections. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest and expertise in the management of a diverse selection of vertebrate species; at least two years of supervisory experience of undergraduate students; experience working with Specify database software. See the full job ad to apply. Closing Date: 10-8-2015. Posted: 10/2/15.

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium: The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry at LUMCON is seeking a research assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry to participate in a series of field/laboratory and manipulative experiments studying the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. The assistant will join a large, multi-institution team of researchers in the Coastal Waters Consortium, a BP GoMRI-funded project studying the impacts of the oil spill and future spills on marshes and coastal environments. The position is associated with a collaborative subproject on wetland biogeochemistry and microbial ecology led by Drs. Brian Roberts (LUMCON), Anne Giblin (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Anne Bernhard (Connecticut College) and including post-docs Ariella Chelsky and Troy Hill (LUMCON); graduate students; research assistants / technicians; and undergraduate interns. The objectives of the project are to 1) improve our understanding of temporal and spatial patterns in marsh biogeochemical process rates, associated microbial communities, and factors regulating these communities and rates; and 2) evaluate the impact of and recovery from oil exposure on marsh biogeochemical processes and associated microbial communities. The research assistant will support the field and laboratory analytical activities designed to accomplish these objectives. The position will be based at LUMCON and will require extensive field and laboratory work. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with top scientists from around the United States in a large, interdisciplinary research project of great importance to the US Gulf Coast and other ecosystems impacted by oil-related activities. Qualifications: The candidate must have a M.S. or B.S in ecology, wetland science, biogeochemistry or a related field. Familiarity with analytical instrumentation including autoanalyzers (for analysis of inorganic nutrients), TOC/TN analyzers (DOC/TDN), elemental analyzers (C, N), and/or gas chromatographs (CO2, CH4, and N2O) is desired. The candidate will also be expected to participate in field work that may require physical effort to transport equipment in field sites that are accessible only by small boats. The ability to work in a group setting is essential, as this researcher will work collaboratively with the PIs, post docs, students, and other research assistants/technicians on this project as well as on the larger Coastal Waters Consortium project. The position requires high organizational and communication skills as well as significant database management capabilities. Initial appointment is for 1 year and may be renewed for a total of 2.5 years with this funding, depending on satisfactory performance. The desired start date is late summer / early fall 2015. The position will be based at the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. The field sites are located along the Louisiana coast between LUMCON and the Mississippi River. To Apply: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, phone and email contact for at least three individuals qualified to comment on scientific and work qualifications to Dr. Brian Roberts ( with “Wetlands Research Assistant position” in the subject line. For questions or more information contact Dr. Roberts by email or phone (985-851-2821). Posted: 8/6/15.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant to work on soil CO2 and other gas fluxes and diffusion processes in the laboratory and in the field. The candidate will work at the MBL Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole, MA and is expected to travel to local wetlands and other field sites. Responsibilities will include processing soil samples collected from many sites across the U.S. and testing CO2 fluxes and water release curves of these samples. The candidate will also participate in measuring greenhouse gas emissions from salt marshes on Cape Cod. Writing reports on project results is expected. Helping other group members is part of the job duty. B.S. in Ecosystem Ecology or related field is required. Previous experience in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, or other natural resource field experience is expected. The candidate should learn to explore new methods to test soils, to program dataloggers, and to troubleshooting instruments. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively. This position requires movement of soil samples (up to 50 pounds) occasionally within the lab. The position is expected to fill immediately. Email a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to Dr. Jim Tang at Posted: 2/23/16.

Memphis Zoo: seeking a highly-motivated research technician to assist with the development of a national amphibian genome resource bank. The candidate will help develop laboratory techniques for gamete collection, in-vitro fertilization, and sperm cryopreservation in multiple frog species. This position will include opportunities for professional development through personalized mentorship, conference travel, networking events, and training workshops. This 3 year position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the conservation of threatened frog species, including the dusky gopher frog, Panamanian golden frog, Puerto Rican crested toad, Houston toad, and Wyoming toad. The successful applicant will conduct reproductive research, mentor students and volunteers, compile and analyze data, produce progress reports, assist with preparation of scientific manuscripts, present research findings in professional settings, participate in educational events, and promote wildlife conservation through popular and social media. This position in currently classified as a 3-year, exempt, grant-funded position, with eligibility for benefits after 90 days. The salary will start at $30k/year and may increase 3% annually based on satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016. The successful applicant should be available to start by June 1, 2016. See the full job ad to apply. Posted: 1/22/16.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Wildlife Biology Specialist 13 position within the Wildlife Division. This position is permanent and is located Lansing, MI. Serves as statewide specialist for conservation partnership programs designed to conduct habitat management on ownerships other than Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administered lands. Ensures effective partnerships among agencies, non-governmental organizations, and landowners are fostered and maintained, and habitat management support to landowners is coordinated to complement habitat management conducted on DNR lands. In collaboration with other staff in the Habitat Unit and the Field Regions, provides programmatic direction on delivering habitat management support to private landowners. Collaborates with funding partners to provide direction to Wildlife Cooperatives Coordinator Position. Serves as Department’s technical wildlife advisor for conservation partnership programs such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Bill Conservation Programs, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Partners Program, and others as identified. Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in natural resource science or biological science with at least 8 semester credits in wildlife biology and 16 semester credits in any combination of course work in the areas of botany, ecology, ecosystem management, entomology, natural resources GIS applications, mammalogy, ornithology, wildlife management, zoology, conservation biology, human dimensions of fish and wildlife management, evolutionary biology, forest resources, environmental science, or natural resources law and policy. Experience: Four years of professional experience as a Wildlife Biologist, including two years equivalent to a Wildlife Biologist P11 or Research Biologist P11 in wildlife research, or one year equivalent to a Wildlife Biologist 12 or Research Biologist 12 in wildlife research. See the full listing for more information or to apply. See also the job specification. Posted: 7/23/15.

Michigan State University: We seek to fill a lead field technician position for a large-scale experiment testing how restoring longleaf pine ecosystems in the Southeastern United States impacts understory plants, insect pollinators, and plant-pollinator interactions. Primary job duties will include field surveys of understory plants and pollinators, conducting plant-pollinator interaction experiments, experimental plot maintenance, data and database management, and oversight of seasonal field technicians assisting with this research. The research for the 2016 field season has three major goals: 1) collecting and preserving pollinating insects, especially bees, across many experimental plots in the field, 2) conducting a field experiment with plants to understand how pollination varies among plots, and 3) conducting observations and experiments to better understand the pollination biology of native plants in this system. Subsequent field seasons will also focus on understory plant responses to experimental restoration treatments. The position is available starting between March and May 2016; multiple years of funding are available, with the position renewed annually based on satisfactory job performance. Starting pay rate will be $32-35k per year, depending on experience, with full benefits. The lead technician will work at the Savannah River Site, live in a town near the site (Aiken or New Ellenton, SC, or Augusta, GA), and will join a team of Lars Brudvig, Rufus Isaacs, Jason Gibbs, and Nash Turley from MSU, and seasonal technicians who will also be employed on site. Because the research site is a highly secure area run by the federal government, non-US citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there. Minimum requirements: A Bachelor's degree in ecology or a similar field of study, up to six months of related experience, the ability to work full days under arduous (hot/humid) field conditions, and a valid driver’s license. Desired qualifications: A Master’s degree in ecology or similar field of study, knowledge of the local South Carolina longleaf pine flora and fauna, experience conducting vegetation and arthropod surveys and field experiments, and experience supervising field assistants. To apply: Email a CV and a letter describing your interest in this position, relevant past experience, start date availability, and contact information with email addresses for three references to Lars Brudvig ( with subject line “Lead technician application”. Review of application materials will begin immediately; applications received after March 1 will not be considered. Posted: 2/10/16.

Michigan State University: Research Technologist II. Job Summary: Coordinate laboratory and/or field operations, assist with the planning and implementation of experiments, conduct experiments, and assist with data entry and some data analysis. This position will require wide-ranging travel in Michigan and Wisconsin and travel between the MSU main campus and the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, which is located approximately 1.25 hours south of main campus. Specific Responsibilities: coordinates research activities, including planning and logistical support for field trips, protocol standardization and exchange, and communication among personnel; performs soil tests, assays, and various analyses, records results, and manages data including data organization, backup, and dissemination; consults with project PIs, postdocs, and graduate students to assist in planning and implementing lab and field experiments; compiles and summarizes results and participates in preparing reports, manuscripts and articles for publication; uses and calibrates research equipment such as a gas chromatograph, plate reader, mass spectrometer, and vacuum systems; use of computers and related software; etc.; acts as a contact person to internal and external individuals regarding research projects and experiments; reviews and supervises the work of student employees hired to work on the specific project; collects and prepares materials and data necessary for performing experiments in the lab and field; operates laboratory/field instruments and equipment using written specifications; researches literature in order to maintain a current knowledge of laboratory research methods and terminology. Duties associated with this position involve performing physical field work all day to include soil and gas sampling and plant biomass harvest. This is an off-campus position based primarily from the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI. Desired Qualifications: Master's degree with a research focus in soil ecology, soil biogeochemistry, or ecosystem ecology; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures performing analytical and research techniques; experience presenting research at national scientific meetings; proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and familiarity with statistical software packages such as R; superior organizational skills; experience with database construction and maintenance. For details and to apply search for posting number 2627. Closing Date: 1-27-2016. Posted: 1/22/16.

Michigan State University: Research Assistant: Forest Restoration Ecology, A full-time position is available in the Applied Forest Ecology lab of Dr. Steve Chhin in the Department of Forestry. The research assistant will primarily help complete field and laboratory work for a forest restoration project conducted in mixed-conifer forest of the Sierra Nevada region of northern California. The general objective of this project is to determine the effective intensity of mechanical thinning treatments to remove shade tolerant competitor tree species and thereby promote the productivity and health of ponderosa pine and sugar pine. The project will also help limit the risk of large-scale, stand-replacing crown fires in this forest region. Field work responsibilities will primarily involve examining post-treatment responses of ecophysiological variables (e.g., leaf water potential, stem sap flow, stable carbon isotopes, automatic dendrometers) and micro-environmental variables (e.g., soil moisture and light). Lab work responsibilities will focus primarily on assisting with dendrochronological analyses to reconstruct historical forest stand dynamics and examine sensitivity to climatic stress. Field work will be conducted in California while lab work will be completed at MSU. The research technician will also provide assistance on other projects in the Chhin lab. This position will be initially for a 1 year period with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and future availability of funding. The preferred start date is December 2015, negotiable. Qualifications: Applicants should preferably have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, geography, environmental sciences, or a similarly related natural resource field. Preference will be given to applicants that are highly self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and have strong communication skills. A background or strong interest in conducting field based research and working in a laboratory environment is desirable. Applicants must enjoy working and living outdoors (e.g., camping), be able to comfortably carry at least a 35 lb backpack of field gear, and possess a valid driver’s license. A cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 in undergraduate or graduate coursework is preferred. Application materials: Please submit a cover letter, resume (include GPA), and contact information of at least two references. Please describe your career goals in the cover letter. Applications will be considered immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration please submit material by November 2, 2015. Please e-mail all application material to Dr. Steve Chhin ( For further information, please contact: Dr. Steve Chhin, Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Road, Room 126, East Lansing, MI 48824, Tel: (517) 353-7251, Fax: (517) 432-1143. Posted: 10/8/15.

Morton Arboretum: The Center for Tree Science (CTS) at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to serve as a full time research assistant working for the Director (Dr. Chuck Cannon). This individual will need a broad general interest in research with good computing skills, including the ability to manage and analyse large data sets. The Director interacts and collaborates internationally with a wide variety of scientists and projects and conducts research on a wide range of topics related to trees and forests, involving the latest genomic techniques and large geospatial databases to collections-based systematics. The duties of this position will involve (but not limited to!) 1) organizing and collecting technical photographs of leaves and fruit, 2) working with large genomic data sets, 3) trouble-shooting, revising, and writing computer code for numerical simulations, 4) testing and refining novel field data collection techniques, and 5) conducting field studies and experiments within the arboretum’s living collections and potentially at other field sites. The successful candidate will gain diverse research experience in tree science and assist and collaborate with an international and multidisciplinary scientists and students. The position will be available on January 1, 2016. Qualifications: The candidate must able to quickly learn new skills, be strongly self-motivated and a problem solver, and willing to write and troubleshoot computer code. Experience with the Wolfram Mathematica programming environment is preferred. Undergraduate coursework in botany, genetics, or plant breeding is preferred. Interested applicants should attach electronic copies of a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of two references to with Research Assistant – Center for Tree Science in the subject line. Posted: 11/19/15.

National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.: Field Installation (Deployment) Lead. Reporting to the Supervisor Systems Integration, the Field Deployment Lead coordinates day to day operations for an assigned Field Deployment Team that is deployed to perform checkout, test and commission of all instrumentation at assigned NEON Observatory domain locations. This is a working Lead position, and the incumbent will lead, coordinate and perform installation activities with the assigned 2 Field Installation Technicians. Apply at to Requisition #1800, Field Installation/Deployment Lead. Posted: 6/30/16.

National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.: NEON's Great Lakes Domain, in Land O'Lakes, WI, seeks a technician to work on our terrestrial and aquatic ecology instrumentation systems. The work will include but is not limited to, maintenance, calibration, and testing of micromet tower instrumentation (e.g., eddy covariance), soil plot instrumentation, weather stations, and buoy instrumentation (e.g., multi-sondes). This is a full-time, year-round position, with a desired start date of April 4, 2016. Complete job description and application instructions. Posted: 12/23/15.

National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.: NEON’s Great Lakes Domain seeks a technician to lead plant ecology field protocols. This is a full-time, year-round position with an approximate desired start date of late February 2016. Details on this position and instructions for applying can be found via Posted: 11/25/15.

National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.: The NEON Field Operations Manager is responsible for managing all personnel and activities coordinated from the assigned field office. Field office activities include (1) preventative and corrective maintenance of scientific instrumentation, field infrastructure and equipment, office and laboratory equipment, (2) field observations, (3) specimen collection, handling, preparation and shipment according to NEON scientific protocols. Personnel management includes (1) selecting, (2) training, (3) scheduling, and (4) performance management for 5-10 regular full-time field technicians and 20-30 seasonal field technicians according to NEON, Inc. Policies and Procedures. Alaska: The Domain 18/19 Field Operations Manager's primary work location is in Fairbanks, AK. This position supports sites in the Taiga and Tundra Domains. Taiga Domain candidate sites are located at the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed near Chatanika, AK, south of Delta Junction, AK and near Healy, AK. Tundra Domain candidates sites are located at Toolik Field Station south of Prudhoe Bay and at Barrow Environmental Observatory. The Taiga and Tundra domains include most of Alaska. Colorado: The Domain 10/ 13 Field Operations Manager's primary work location is Boulder, CO. This position supports sites in the Southern Rockies- Colorado Plateau and Central Plains Domains. These domains include parts of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The Southern Rockies- Colorado Plateau and Central Plains candidate sites are located in Colorado at the Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER) near Nunn CO, in an Agricultural site near Sterling CO, in Rocky Mountain National Park, at Fox Ranch near Idalia CO, and at The University of Colorado Mountain Research Center and Como creek at Niwot Ridge, CO. For more information and to apply go to Posted: 7/14/15.

National University of Singapore: I would like to invite applications for a full time Research Assistant position to work on projects related to conservation science (bioeconomic modelling, land-use change and sustainability modelling). An ideal candidate will demonstrate good critical thinking and independence in carrying out project tasks. With support from other team members, they will be exposed to multiple conservation science projects and expected to learn a range of modelling techniques with a strong focus on statistics and GIS. This position would be ideal for individuals with a medium term plan of pursuing PhD studies in related disciplines. The RA would have either a degree in ecology, geography, environmental sciences, environmental economics or related disciplines. Applicants with degrees in statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering or computing are also encouraged to apply. The position is initially for one year with the possibility of extension to another year. The salary is $3,000 per month (US$2,132) and includes medical benefits. CPF for Singaporean nationals are in addition to the salary. Please send your CV including a section describing your quantitative skills, software you are familiar with and previous research work conducted using these skills (cover letter is not needed). The successful applicant will join the BioEcon Lab. The Department of Biological Sciences has over 60 faculty and 300 graduate students. Facilities and research support are world-class and the university and department are highly regarded internationally. Closing date for applications: 20th of May (please email L. Roman Carrasco, PhD, Assistant Professor in Conservation Science, Email:, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, 117543, Singapore. Posted: 11/27/15, revised: 5/5/16.

National Wildlife Refuge Association: Restoration Monitoring Data and Information Specialist. The National Wildlife Refuge Association, in partnership with Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and the USFWS Pacific Region Inventory and Monitoring Program, seeks an individual with strong restoration ecology, database development, and ecological monitoring design skills for an 18-month period to help Refuge staff meet scientific information needs associated with expanding habitat restoration and weed control programming. The selected individual will be an employee of the National Wildlife Refuge Association and will work closely with Refuge staff and volunteers to develop robust data collection procedures, design databases, and data management systems for currently implemented weed control, native plant propagation and habitat restoration activities. The primary goal of this position is to set-up a robust habitat restoration monitoring system that can be utilized and maintained by USFWS staff to holistically evaluate the success of restoration efforts, encompassing and integrating complex and large-scale weed control and native plant propagation programs. The National Wildlife Refuge Association is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to advance the wildlife conservation mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. To receive a copy of the work plan or to ask project and location-specific questions, please contact Meg Duhr-Schultz (, 808-954-4819). For salary and benefits questions, please contact Anne Truslow ( To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and list of at least 3 professional references to both Anne Truslow and Meg Duhr-Schultz by December 11. Please submit application packages as a single .pdf file with your last name in the title of the document. Posted: 11/11/15, revised: 11/13/15.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Research Scientist 2 (Biology) - Quality Assurance Officer, Salary: $64k per year (starting) to $81k, Location: Albany, NY. The quality assurance officer manages the Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources' quality assurance system to ensure that laboratory work, data collection and analysis, and data management activities are consistently conducted according to valid scientific principles. A substantial portion of the duties involves quality assurance at the Division's analytical laboratory for fish contaminants. Duties: Implement the Division's quality management plan. Provide quality assurance oversight for projects involving collection or analysis of biological and chemical environmental data and for ecotoxicology studies. Provide quality assurance oversight at the Division's analytical laboratory: maintain standard operating procedures, ensure that analytical instrumentation is properly calibrated, review chromatograms and other instrumental output to ensure that quantitation is correct, and maintain and review control charts and other aspects of analytical quality tracking. Develop and maintain procedures for the collection and preparation of aquatic biota for contaminant analysis by external agencies: evaluate biological sampling plans to ensure that data collection is adequate to evaluate risk to ecological receptors and human consumers of fish, review laboratory analytical reports, and determine whether adequate quality assurance procedures were followed. Audit field operations and data collection to check adherence to project plans, standard operating procedures and sound scientific practices. Ensure reliability and continuity of databases. Determine contaminants of emerging concern that are ecologically relevant to New York State aquatic biota by evaluating potential for uptake and passage through food webs, research appropriate analytical methods, and help develop procedures for a production laboratory environment with appropriate quality assurance procedures. Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree and three years of professional research experience in an appropriate scientific field (e.g., biology, chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, environmental chemistry); or a Master's Degree in the appropriate field and two years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field. Candidates must have a strong background, including course work and practical experience, in laboratory based analysis. Desirable attributes include experience with research design, strong writing skills, ability to review the work of others in a constructive manner, familiarity with analysis of biological tissue for contaminants and laboratory quality assurance, ability to read gas chromatograms, knowledge of field biology data collection, experience with statistics, data management and relational databases, and experience with laboratory and field audits. Contact: For more information or to apply with cover letter, resume, college transcript (unofficial acceptable): Wayne Richter, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4756, Deadline: November 9, 2015. Posted: 10/21/15.

Northern Arizona University: The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), a vibrant and growing research unit at Northern Arizona University, seeks a full-time Manager to oversee and manage finances and administration, and play a leadership role in the Center. The purview of the Manager will include payroll, proposal budget preparation, purchasing, travel, budget tracking and planning, overseeing and supervising administrative support staff, including student workers and other employees. Ecoss operates with a multi-million dollar research budget, consisting of operating accounts and several dozen grant accounts, primarily from federal agencies. The Manager will work closely with the Ecoss leadership team, integrating work direction from the Executive Committee and from research-active PIs within the Center. Starting salary $60,000 - $65,000 depending on education and experience. The successful candidate will join a collaborative and dynamic research culture, will have training opportunities, and will have potential for career advancement. Details of minimum and preferred qualifications can be found at the link below. Open until further notice. Screening of applications will begin April 25, 2016. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Management, Accounting, Business Administration or related field; and four years of operational and financial management experience OR Any equivalent combination or experience, training and/or education. Nontraditional work experience will be considered. For full job description and details on how to apply, go to, click on "staff openings", then "Search Jobs Now", and look for position 602434. NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Posted: 4/3/16.

Northern Arizona University: The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research seeks a Program Manager for the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) for the study of climate change and genetics. The Program Manager will oversee the operation of the array of 10 field sites as a multi-user field research facility. The SEGA Program Manager is primarily responsible for the continued development of sites for research, managing researcher use of the SEGA garden sites, including experiment application processing, correspondence, invoicing, orientation, tracking, and scheduling. The position also includes responsibility for oversight of infrastructure deployment and operation including water supply and fencing infrastructure. Additional responsibilities include: • Development and implementation of procedures for ensuring safety and compliance with permits and regulations • Budget management • Coordination between researchers and the sensing and data management team. • Coordination with landowners and managers • Supervision of interns, part-time staff, contractors, and volunteers • Preparation of use summaries for reports and proposals • Organizing meetings of SEGA governing and advisory groups • Soliciting, organizing, and editing materials for website updates • Assisting in grant development to promote use of SEGA sites Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment & five years administrative/coordinative program experience; or Master’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment & three years administrative/coordinative program experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education. Preferred Qualifications • Experience in an academic or applied research environment • Administrative or supervisory experience • Experience in field ecology, botany, horticulture, forestry, or related field • Experience working in remote field sites • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills • Familiarity with design, specification, and maintenance of field site infrastructure, including communication systems, irrigation systems, and fencing. Salary $53k/yr. To Apply see the full listing at NAU HR. Complete an NAU online application form and submit the following with the application: a cover letter, resume or cv, and two letters of recommendation (emailed directly from your recommenders). Any questions may be directed to or We will begin reviewing application on February 9, 2016. Posted: 1/27/16.

Northern Kentucky University: The Department of Biological Sciences, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks applications from a broadly trained biologist with a strong interest in undergraduate biology education for an Introductory Biology Laboratory Course Coordinator position beginning Fall 2016. Familiarity with evidence-based instructional practices and the ability to develop innovative and inquiry-based introductory laboratory exercises is desired. The Department of Biological Sciences has 25 full-time faculty and approximately 400 undergraduate students. Primary Responsibilities: This 9-month, non-tenure track renewable position: • Assumes overall responsibility for the coordination of the major’s introductory biology laboratory course series. Duties associated with the coordination of multiple sections of these laboratory courses include: development of course curriculum, teaching 12 contact hours consisting of up to 4 laboratory sections each semester, organizing and preparing laboratory materials and activities, and working with the laboratory prep manager to administer the classes. • As duties permit, there will be opportunities to participate in the major’s introductory biology lecture series, and other non-major’s courses in biology. • Other recurring or project based responsibilities as determined in consultation with the department chair. Qualifications: • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences. • Experience in the development and execution of introductory biology laboratory exercises. • Submit letter of application; brief statement of professional goals; statements of teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 13. To apply, see For questions, contact Dr. David Thompson, Posted: 10/21/15.

[Position filled] Oak Ridge National Laboratory: The Terrestrial Ecosystems Science group has an opening for a post-graduate (BS or MS) research technical assistant to provide ecophysiological field and laboratory support. Our research is focused on the response of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change, including elevated atmospheric CO2, increased temperature and shifts in precipitation patterns. The primary duties will focus on direct measurements of mechanistic plant responses including foliar and woody gas exchange (photosynthesis and respiration), phenology, chemistry, anatomy and water relations. Candidates will be expected to travel to N. Minnesota for 1-2 week long seasonal measurement campaigns at our flagship experiment ‘Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change’ (SPRUCE). Candidates will also support other projects within the group as needed, including the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic; NGEE Tropics). Experience with ecophysiology techniques and equipment is highly desirable, including use of Licor 6400 infrared gas analyzer, Picarro isotope analyzers, Scholander pressure chamber (leaf water potential), soil moisture sensors, sap flow sensors, Campbell dataloggers, pressure-volume curves, tissue sectioning and mounting, wet-chemistry lab techniques, and general lab experience. The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated, and be able to troubleshoot problems with equipment. Some data processing and analysis will also be expected. The position is initially for one year, with potential for renewal based on performance. For further information or to apply, please contact Dr. Jeff Warren ( and provide a CV, relevant school transcripts, and names of professional references. Posted: 11/11/15.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory: I am seeking a post-graduate (bs, ms) researcher to support quantitative energy-related environmental research at ORNL. My research seeks to understand the potential for different recovery (mitigation) alternatives related to hydropower to recover fish species of high conservation concern. Primary tasks will involve learning to run existing fish population models for salmon and sturgeon, combining features of different models (coding and testing), running and summarizing simulation results. Candidates with strong quantitative skills and self-teaching abilities are encouraged to apply. Experience with programming in C++ and R are required. In addition, a background in the following would be helpful: river ecology, statistics, high performance computing, population genetics. Aptitude for scholarship, written and oral communication, will be considered and opportunities to publish will be available. The position is for one year, with good potential to renew for a second year. See project descriptions at Located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Big South Fork, ORNL has significant scientific, cultural and natural assets. ORNL is located near the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee, located near thriving downtown Knoxville. Please apply through the ORISE Zintellect system, which will require a CV, transcripts, and names for references and send an email to let us know. Dr. Henriette (Yetta) Jager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( Posted: 9/28/15.

Oberlin College: The Environmental Studies Program invites applications for the position of A.J. Lewis Center Facilities Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Environmental Studies. We seek applicants with a combination of strong technical and interpersonal skills who are interested in enhancing the environmental performance and educational value of a facility named the most important green building in the last 30 years by Architect magazine. See: Review of applicants will begin in January 1. Posted: 12/7/15.

Ohio Biological Survey: Program Coordinator. The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI) is a coalition of 102 non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses that share a vision for the successful conservation of birds and their habitats in Ohio. Formed in 2004, OBCI coordinates the diverse skills and resources of its partners to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation in Ohio. Duties: - Contract position with the Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, OH. Salary is $38-40k annually, depending on qualifications. - Facilitate multi-partner bird conservation initiatives within a diverse statewide coalition of more than 100 agencies and organizations in Ohio. - Collaborate with partners to identify, secure, and manage grants and donations. - Develop and maintain budgets and timelines for multiple concurrent projects, and track progress through quarterly and annual reports to board and stakeholders. - Communicate with the public and partner organizations about bird conservation using multiple media types, including brochures, newsletters, press releases, social media, and webinars. - Offer oral presentations for a variety of audiences, including professional conference presentations, public programs, training workshops, and radio/TV interviews. - Use social media and e-newsletters to engage the public on bird conservation issues. - Maintain organizational websites. Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree or higher in wildlife ecology, environmental sciences, or a related field. - Excellent organizational, networking, and communication skills (presentation, inter-personal, writing); project management experience, and organizing and leadership skills. - Knowledge of Ohio’s birds, their habitats, and conservation issues in the state. - Experience writing grant proposals and administering public and private grants. - Ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines. - Self-motivated, responsible and have the ability to solve problems. Desired Qualifications: - Master’s degree in wildlife ecology, environmental sciences, or a related field. - Working knowledge of GIS. - Experience with bird conservation planning and on-the-ground conservation work. To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé/CV, and contact information for three references to Greg Smith, Chair of OBCI ( The cover letter should address the candidate’s interest in the position as well as relevant experience as it relates to the minimum and desired qualifications. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016. Posted: 2/1/16.

Ohio State University: The School of Earth Sciences seeks to hire a full-time technician in mass spectrometry (research associate II). Tasks include: 1) operation, maintenance and small repairs of of stable isotope mass spectrometer and peripherals (EA, Kiel, HPLC), 2) operation, maintenance and small repairs of noble gas mass spectrometer and peripherals (WHEEL), 3) train students to prepare samples and operate the instruments, 4) data quality control, data correction, and archiving, 4) ensuring that the lab conforms to all health and safety regulations, and 5) oversee all invoicing for sample analyses and accounts payable. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any of the physical or mathematical sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Experience in operating stable isotope or noble gas mass spectrometer and peripherals are desired. For application details go to and search using keywords "earth sciences". Andréa Grottoli. Posted: 4/29/16.

Ohio State University: The Stream and River Ecology (STRIVE) lab in the School of Environment and Natural Resources seeks a skilled hydrologic research technician to start full-time March/April 2016. Work assignments include field installation, operation, and maintenance of ISCO samplers for suspended sediment in streams; monitoring chemical water-quality parameters; maintaining meters and other sampling equipment; and assisting with biological collections and lab work as necessary. Required qualifications: 1) the ability to work independently and keep meticulous notes, 2) demonstrated field experience in hydrologic sampling methods including instrument installation with associated electronic data-logging equipment and troubleshooting in the field related to equipment failures, 3) BS in a field related to the project, and 4) a valid driver's license. Experience with ISCO samplers highly desired. The position is initially for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. To apply, please send the following in a PDF document to Dr. Mazeika Sullivan ( 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. Posted: 2/22/16.

Oregon State University: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife invites applications for a full-time Instructor / Curator. We seek an energetic, enthusiastic colleague with a passion for biological collections to help advance our nationally and internationally recognized teaching, research and outreach programs. Our interdisciplinary, collaborative department works throughout the Pacific Northwest and the world in diverse environments, and has long focused on understanding vertebrate biology and biodiversity as a foundation of effective conservation and management. Our Corvallis location affords easy access to Oregon’s diverse habitats and natural resources, including the Pacific Ocean, the deepest lake in the United States, extensive networks of rivers and streams, progressive urban and agricultural areas, mountains and high deserts. The successful candidate will teach three to four Ecampus or summer session courses per year on topics related to zoology, taxonomy, systematics, ecology, evolution, natural history, conservation and curation; manage and curate OSU’s collections of fishes, mammals, birds and aquatic Invertebrates, train and direct undergraduate collections assistants, produce scholarly work related to research, curation or outreach using natural history collections, and provide service to the department, university and profession. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statements detailing your interest and experience in teaching, curation, and promoting diversity (one page each), and contact information (email and telephone) for three professional references at posting number P00199UF. The position requires a master’s degree in vertebrate zoology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, museum studies, or a related field. A more detailed position description, including other minimum and preferred qualifications, also appears on that site. Applications must be received on or before Sunday, May 8th to be considered. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Brian Sidlauskas, at Posted: 4/29/16.

Oregon State University: The Institute for Natural Resources invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. The purpose of this position is to collect field information on status and trends of vegetation on BLM lands across southeastern Oregon, to manage a 5 year rangelands inventory effort, and to provide assistance to the INR-Portland Director on managing the overall ecology program at INR. Requires a MS in ecology or botany. At least 1 year of experience sampling shrub steppe or western grasslands vegetation. Knowledge of the ecology of the western U.S. required. Ability to rapidly learn and remember plant names is critical. Demonstrated ability to work with federal and state agency scientists and land managers is essential. To apply visit For additional information please contact: Jimmy Kagan at Closes: 3/30/2016. Posted: 3/3/16.

Oregon State University: Research Assistant/ Lab Manager in Insect Ecology and Plant-Insect Interactions, lab of Peter B. McEvoy. The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology invites applications for a full-time, one year Faculty Research Assistant position with the possibility of renewal for up to two years. The position involves studying rapid adaptation to a novel host plant and climate by the cinnabar moth, an organism introduced to control the noxious weed tansy ragwort. The position will assist in using a combination of observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to determine mechanisms of local adaptation and the population-level consequences of evolution for biological control interactions. Position duties include applied research in laboratory, greenhouse and field settings; processing and analyzing data; laboratory maintenance and administration; participation in scientific publishing; supervision of temporary employees and communication with stakeholders and the public. Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Entomology, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or a related field; experience and accomplishment in fieldwork and lab work; evidence of reliability and attention to detail; ability to work independently and as part of a team; demonstrable written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; valid US driver’s license. Preferred: Master's degree in Entomology, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or a related field; previous participation in scientific publications; demonstrable experience in evolutionary ecology of plants and insects; experience in scientific data analysis and basic knowledge of the statistical software R; experience and accomplishment as a lab manager; demonstrated initiative and independent work ethic. Application deadline: 2/22/2016. Anticipated Appointment Begin Date: 5/1/2016. To apply, please see the full job ad. For questions about the position please email Dr. Linda P. Buergi ( Posted: 1/22/16, revised: 2/15/16.

Pacific University: The biology department invites applications for a continuing 0.85 (10.2 month full time) lab coordinator position, starting in early August 2016. Bachelor’s or higher in biological science with at least one year of experience in laboratory management or laboratory preparations is required. Potential for teaching opportunities with master’s degree or higher in biology. See the full job description. Application materials • A cover letter addressing your experiences and qualifications as outlined in the Essential Functions and Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Behaviors sections of the job description. • A resume • Names and contact information for 3 references who can speak to your professional preparation or skills. Review of applications begins May 20. Submit applications electronically to: Patty Larkins, Administrative Assistant, School of Natural Sciences, Pacific University. The subject line of your e-mail submission should be Biol Lab Coordinator; e-mails without this subject may not be reviewed. Please contact Dr. David Scholnick, (Biology Department Chair) with questions. Posted: 5/17/16.

Purdue University: We are seeking applicants for the position of lead research technician at the Boston-Area Climate Experiment (BACE). This is a full-time position based at the BACE site in Waltham, Massachusetts (approx. 9 miles from Boston). The successful applicant will maintain the BACE and conduct and assist with ecological research at the site. S/he will be responsible for maintaining a well-organized research environment, maintaining and organizing lab records, equipment, and supplies, analyzing experimental data and presenting results, helping to coordinate activities of undergraduate researchers, troubleshooting problems, ensuring that safe research practices are followed in the lab and in the field, and performing other assigned duties. The technician will work occasional odd hours and weekends as dictated by field or lab work schedules, and will sometimes work outdoors in inclement weather. The technician will spend about 70% of their working hours outdoors. The position is open immediately (pending paperwork at Purdue), with an immediate start preferred. Applicants should have an educational background (bachelor’s or preferably M.S.) that includes coursework in ecology or environmental science. We would be particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in plant ecology or ecophysiology labs, experience working on outdoor experiments that simulate climate change in natural or managed ecosystems, experience working with large datasets, managing student employees, and/or working in old-field ecosystems of the northeastern US. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the position will depend on performance and future funding. The technician will be employed by Purdue, but will be based in the Boston area, with little or no travel to Purdue. Potential applicants should email Jeff Dukes ( a statement of interest and resume (or CV) with contact information for two or more references, using the subject line “BACE technician.” Posted: 2/22/16.

Purdue University: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources solicits applicants to fill a full-time, fiscal-year position as Natural Resources Lab Coordinator and Collections Curator. The incumbent will: coordinate and participate in activities related to field and laboratory instruction of undergraduate natural resources courses that involve identification of plants and wildlife; develop and maintain the departmental collections of vertebrate and herbarium/arboretum specimens upon which these courses rely; organize equipment, vehicles and schedules, hire Teaching Assistants, provide orientations, and coordinate daily operations on behalf of faculty and staff as Director of the department's natural resources practicum; offer, on an annual basis, an undergraduate course in natural resources. Required qualifications include a Master's degree in forestry, botany, wildlife, fisheries, ecology, natural resources or related discipline; 3 years of field experience in tree and herbaceous plant identification; experience in identification of vertebrates from specimens and aurally (frogs and birds); teaching experience; knowledge of plant and vertebrate systematics; ability in vertebrate specimen procurement and preparation and herbarium maintenance; demonstrated natural history skills; ability to organize, train and supervise students as assistants in teaching and curation; skills in organization and logistics to facilitate extended off-campus learning by students; training in first aid and CPR; familiarity with state, tribal and federal natural resource agency structure and willingness to establish appropriate agency contacts. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and coordinating teaching assistants in field identification of trees and herbaceous plants and lab identification of vertebrates, and in specimen curation. Annual salary is $55-65k and commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please visit the full job ad. Posted: 1/22/16.

Purdue University: Closing Date: March 1, 2016; Start Date: May 1, 2016; Duration: Permanent; Compensation: $40-45k/year plus benefits. The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is seeking applicants for a project coordinator for the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE), a large multidisciplinary research project examining the relationship of silvicultural practices to changes in plant and animal species within forests across Indiana. This individual will coordinate all research, extension and teaching activities related to the HEE. The successful candidate will facilitate collaboration between researchers from Purdue, Indiana State, Ball State and other universities, and local land managers for the State of Indiana. Regular communication via emails, meetings and/or biannual newsletters is expected to update investigators and managers on progress and success of field work; to make judgments as to the suitability of the particular field sites for research activities; and to coordinate field activities with land managers on state forests properties. The incumbent will be expected to hire and remotely supervise field technicians and a field research coordinator, oversee implementation of field protocols for sampling of forest vegetation and fauna, and provide oversight for quality analysis/control associated with collection of field data. This position is also responsible for coordinating field crew logistics, including hiring, housing and transportation. The incumbent will work closely with researchers in organizing and archiving tabular and geospatial data into searchable geodatabases. The Project Coordinator will also assist in analysis of data to create annual progress and outreach materials, organize and/or participate in department-sponsored extension activities, and assist researchers by assembling results into publishable manuscripts. The position will be based at Purdue's West Lafayette campus, while the HEE field sites are located near Bloomington, Indiana. Therefore, the position will require travel between campus and the field throughout the year; the amount of travel substantially depending on field needs. The individual will occasionally be expected to collect field data in adverse environmental conditions typical of southern Indiana. Qualifications: Required: 1. B.S. in Forestry or a closely related field 2. Two years ecological research project work experience (i.e., planning, coordinating, and executing field-based, scientific research projects) 3. Strong oral and written communication skills 4. Strong organizational and time management skills 5. Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment 6. Valid driver's license with a good driving record Preferred: 1. M.S. in Forestry or closely related field 2. Working knowledge of general silvicultural operations, forest inventory techniques and wildlife sampling techniques 3. Supervisory experience of both individuals and teams 4. Demonstrated technical and scientific writing (i.e., management plans, reports or manuscripts). To apply, please visit and search for Posting Number 1600006. With your online application, please submit 1) a cover letter, including the names and contact information for three references, and 2) a resume or curriculum vitae. Questions may be directed to: Mike Saunders, Associate Professor of Hardwood Silviculture,, 765-430-1440. Posted: 1/22/16.

San Diego State University: Technician position - ecosystem carbon exchange. The Global Change Research Group (GCRG) is composed of ecologists working to understand the interaction of climate change and ecosystem processes. Faculty, post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D, masters, and undergraduate students, technicians and staff work together on maintaining long-term ecological measurements in Alaska, California, and Mexico. The group currently consists of more than 16 members working on ecological and global change issues in a diversity of ecosystems including in tundra, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, coastal marine, desert, and tropical regions. Members of the group are working on various projects related to current or historical data. Results are published in high impact factor journal articles and made available to the public. The research technician and/or research assistant for the GCRG will be responsible for trouble shooting, and maintaining research equipment, including that which has been deployed in the field. Ecological and meteorological equipment must be kept clean, calibrated, maintained and repaired in order to collect useful and reliable data. Time will be spent in the field and in the laboratory. Other administrative and office duties will apply. He/she would need to spend significant periods of time in Barrow, Alaska and the North Slope (summer) and various shorter periods in the winter. For the full job ad, contact: Dr. Jordan Goodrich ( Posted: 4/8/16.

Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter: we are hiring a Water Resources Specialist to work on the Texas Living Waters project. The Texas Living Waters project is a collaboration between Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation and Galveston Bay Foundation. We are working together to transform the way Texas manages water to better protect our springs, rivers and estuaries to meet the water needs of the environment and people; both current and future generations of Texans. We have a great team and are working on many interesting water issues including water conservation, state and regional water planning, environmental flows, groundwater, and drought. The Water Resources Specialist scope of work includes conducting research on water resources, participating in stakeholder processes and advocating at the local and state level to strengthen the work of the Chapter on environmental and natural resource issues. See the job description and application materials. The posting closes on Friday, July 17th. Posted: 7/9/15.

Smart-Sciences, Inc.: Seeking a full-time Biologist/Environmental Scientist to join the Smart-Sciences, Inc. Miami office. The position is ideal for a candidate looking for opportunities to work on multiple public and private sector projects predominantly in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with the potential of advancement. Opportunities for this position may include: wetland delineations, seagrass and mangrove assessments, wetland mitigation monitoring and compliance, environmental permitting, native upland tree permitting, exotic vegetative species removal and construction oversight, wildlife-threatened and endangered species surveys and relocation, environmental site assessments, among other related environmental field and consulting responsibilities. Candidate should have 1-4 years experience in the biological or environmental science capacity and ability to produce deliverable maps for clients using GIS. Strong written and oral communication skills are a must. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please forward your resume to Gisele Colbert, Principal Scientist at Valid driver's license required. Posted: 8/19/15.

Smithsonian Institution: we seek a data manager for a large wildlife image repository ( who would be responsible for working with web and application developers to improve data flow, management and use of wildlife images by the public. We are seeking someone with an understanding of ecology, website management, and the use of ecological data to inspire and engage the public. This is a 1 year position with renewal after review. Required qualifications include a BS with course work in ecology and computer sciences, and demonstrated experience with website development. Desired qualifications include experience with camera-traps, managing and manipulating large datasets, statistics (R), outreach to the public through a web portal, and using Drupal to manage content. Starting salary is fixed at IS-06 with benefits. The person would be based at Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, VA and be part of a group of conservation ecologists working on international projects. The center is devoted to breeding of endangered species, ecological and veterinary research on endangered species and education of students, professional and the general public on conservation science. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a starting date in spring. Send a resume, contact information for 3 references, cover letter, and copy of transcripts to Dr. William McShea at Posted: 2/17/16.

South Florida Water Management District: Wetland Biogeochemist/Ecologist (Environmental Scientist 2). The Everglades Systems Assessment Section seeks an Environmental Scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team assessing the effectiveness of restoration activities on Everglades ecosystem recovery. This position will primarily be responsible for providing technical support for the Decompartmentalization Physical Model: a large scale field study designed to examine the effects of restoring flow and backfilling canals on Everglades landscape recovery. The candidate’s primary duty is to assist in the implementation of scientific research on wetland biogeochemistry and ecology to support the Everglades restoration process and water management operational decisions. Research will focus on microbial responses to wetland management, with particular emphasis on the relationship between decomposition, hydrology and nutrient cycling. Primary responsibilities will be divided between field (30%), laboratory (40%), and data management, analysis and project management (30%). Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to; conducting laboratory analyses of microbial responses, helping design and implement experimental and observational studies, collecting and statistically analyzing laboratory and field data, writing reports and collaborating on scientific manuscripts, managing scientific contracts, and managing the Everglades Section field float plan. The candidate will work closely with ecologists as part of a broad multi-disciplinary team and will be exposed to a wide range of ecosystem studies. The candidate must possess a good understanding of wetland ecology and have at least two (2) years of experience conducting laboratory analyses. Strong laboratory and field skills, experience with the use and operation of analytical instruments and strong written and oral skills are required. The candidate must be proficient with PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software, and statistical software. Candidates should have experience with statistical analyses and writing concise summaries of results. Minimum requirements include a BS degree in biology, ecology or related subject (Masters preferred) and 1+ years experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within scientific discipline. For more detailed position requirements and to apply, please go to Position ID 1461BR. Posted: 8/24/15.

Texas A&M University: The Ecosystem Science and Management Department is seeking applicants for a full time Field Ecology Research Associate. Duties include: managing, maintaining, and coordinating departmental research equipment and facilities; coordinating the use and management of the Ecological and Natural Resource Teaching Area adjacent to campus; assist in field data collection, installation, and monitoring of equipment at field sites across Texas. Required education: Masters of Science degree in Natural Resources or related field or Bachelors of Science Degree in Natural Resources or related field andthree years of related experience. Required qualifications: Basic computer skills (word processing, spread sheet, statistics) and knowledge of field ecology research. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to install and troubleshoot technical equipment. Ability to work outdoors under a variety of climatic conditions. Ability to work in remote areas without direct supervision. Ability to multi task, work cooperatively with others, and regularly travel to other locations in Texas. Willingness to obtain a pesticide applicators license. Preferred qualifications: Advanced computer skills. In-depth knowledge of field research infrastructure and plant sampling methods. For full consideration, applicants should complete an online application by July 20, 2015 at and include a cover letter outlining how you meet the desired and required qualifications, resume/CV and a list of at least three academic or professional references that can speak of your qualifications for this position. See the full job description for more details. Posted: 6/25/15.

Texas Tech University: We are seeking a GIS and Remote sensing specialist to work for 5 months (May 2016-September 2016) in a project that focuses on using different sources of satellite imagery (Landsat, ASTER, aerial photography) data to map land cover in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The project will be carried out at the Geospatial Technologies Laboratory of the Department of Natural Resources Management, located in Lubbock, Texas. The ideal candidate will have expertise in remote sensing, image processing, ArcGIS, ERDAS or ENVI, and land cover mapping techniques. The candidate should be willing to collaborate and work with undergraduate and graduate research assistants during the duration of the project. A MSc or PhD degree is required. The monthly salary is $4800. International applicants should have a work permit or authorization to work (No sponsorship). Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, C.V., and the names of three references to Dr. Carlos Portillo ( Posted: 4/13/16.

Tulane University: The Blum Lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology invites applications for a full-time research technician position to start in June or July 2016. We are looking for an enthusiastic, conscientious and highly self-motivated individual to work on a project investigating the consequences of aquatic invasive species (AIS) removal for native Hawaiian stream fishes. The incumbent, who will be based on Oahu in Hawaii, will participate in field surveys and related work to support genes-to-ecosystem assessments of at-risk species responses to AIS removal. The incumbent also will contribute to data analysis for project reports and peer-review publications. Prior experience participating in or leading field research is desired. The successful applicant will be expected to work independently and collaboratively as an active member of a large research group. The incumbent must be able to conduct stream-based field work, such as snorkel surveys, in sometimes remote locations and in variable weather conditions. The incumbent also must be able to perform detailed data analyses with a high level of precision. We are particularly interested in applicants that have experience with Hawaiian stream ecosystems, including but not limited to AIS and native amphidromous fauna. Strong written, verbal and analytical skills are essential. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in ecology or a related field is also desired. We highly encourage Hawaiian residents and Pacific Islanders to apply. An initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation dependent upon performance and funding. A PDF-format application package including (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae detailing past research experience and educational training; and (3) contact information for three professional references should be submitted via e-mail to Ms. Shelley Meaux ( Please write “Hawaii research technician position" in the subject line. For earliest consideration, apply by 28 April 2016. Posted: 4/8/16.

Union of Concerned Scientists: In Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC. Policy Analyst. UCS seeks an exceptional individual to join our multi-disciplinary Clean Vehicles team to carry out targeted policy analysis, technology assessment, and advocacy efforts in support of UCS’s state and national transportation policy agenda. The individual in this position will conduct analysis and contribute to policy position development, develop testimony, comments and public-facing products, and advocate UCS’s clean vehicles policy agenda with decision makers and other stakeholders. This position will focus on both federal and Northeast regional policy opportunities and topics including federal fuel economy/carbon pollution standards for cars and trucks, vehicle electrification, and low carbon fuels. Posted: 12/14/15.

USDA, Agriculture Research Service: The Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to serve as a full time technician primarily identifying insect samples from research focused on plant community restoration, weed management, and disturbance ecology. Our projects involve studies on how insect communities respond to restoration after invasive species removal and the impacts of oil development and other management practices on grassland insect communities. The duties of this position will entail sorting, counting, and identifying diverse insect fauna to family from samples collected in rangeland and riparian areas, and may involve other research opportunities both in the field and laboratory. The successful candidate will gain diverse research experience in applied insect ecology working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists. Salary: $12.19 or $13.68 per hour depending on experience and education. Housing is not covered, but dorm-style shared housing is available on location for $131 per month, and also includes utilities and internet. Dates: We are looking for an individual who can work at least 3 months and up to 5 months during the period from January through May. Please specify your available start and end dates in your application. Qualifications: The candidate must be a US citizen. Must be able to rapidly learn new skills, remain focused in a shared work environment and be comfortable working long hours at repetitive tasks in the lab. Undergraduate coursework covering insect identification to family level, or equivalent work experience, is required. Work experience sorting arthropods to family is preferred. Application process: Please send cover letter, resume and names and contact information of two references (electronically) to Dr. Natalie West ( Additionally, we would be happy to chat with potential candidates attending the 2015 Entomological Society meeting in Minneapolis. Please note that due to long processing times for federal hiring, there will be a minimum of 5-weeks delay between selection of the successful candidate and receipt of all their final application materials, and the actual start date of work at the lab. Posted: 11/9/15.

US Environmental Protection Agency: Student contractor opportunity to support ecological modeling and ecosystem services research at EPA in Newport, OR (RFQ-DC-15-00220). We are soliciting applications for a student contractor to support research on the characterization of ecological and environmental models that may be used to estimate the production of ecosystem services. The student contractor(s) shall assist with reviewing a wide variety of ecological models described in scientific journal articles, extracting and entering information on those models into a database called the EcoService Models Library. The student contractor(s) will have the opportunity to become familiar with many kinds of ecological models, ranging from purely statistical to highly mechanistic models, static to dynamic models, single point to spatially-explicit landscape models, and single organism-based to biogeochemistry-based to ecosystem-based models. This research is being conducted as part of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program (SHCRP), in the Western Ecology Division (WED), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The duty station for this work shall be the WED Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch laboratory in Newport, OR. This solicitation is being issued pursuant to the personal services contracting authority granted by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriation Resolution for 2003 (P.L. 108-7). A firm-fixed-price purchase order will be issued to a successful student who is at least 18 years of age, and has completed a Masters degree in ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, environmental or ecological economics, or a related field of study. The base period of performance for this purchase order is for a period of twelve months with an option to extend the contract for an additional (2) two (12) twelve month periods. Applications must be submitted on or before 4:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 27, 2015, via email to Contracting Officer Eulvid Rocque ( Please go to this link for job information; search for RFQ-DC-15-00220. Posted: 8/2/15.

US EPA Gulf Ecology Division: Four student services contractor positions are available at the US Environmental Protection Agency Gulf Ecology Division in Gulf Breeze, FL. These positions are a great opportunity for recent graduates. Go to: Then select "Search Public Opportunities Only" Then Search for Reference Number : RFQ-DC-16-00026 OR Search for "ORD/NHEERL/GED" in the Title. Position 1. Ecosystem services quantitative analyses (PR and Northern Gulf) Position 2. Coral biological integrity Position 3. Administrative and scientific database position in ecosystem services project Position 4. Science communication in ecosystem services project Project descriptions are under Attachment 1 on the FedConnect website. Applications are due by November 30, 2015. Posted: 11/19/15.

US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment: NCEA is offering a post-masters research training opportunity focusing on statistical and other quantitative analyses for a variety of global change projects: We are looking for a highly motivated recent master's graduate who wants to apply his/her excellent statistical and quantitative skills to the exciting field of global change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation research! This training opportunity allows the participant to apply rigorous statistical and quantitative analysis skills to complex, interdisciplinary assessments GCAS projects. GCAS projects have the overarching goal of improving the understanding of the implications of climate and land-use change for U.S. ecosystems (particularly wetlands and other aquatic systems), water quality, urban systems, and human health and well-being. This research will ultimately help EPA in reducing environmental and societal vulnerabilities to climate change through appropriate adaptation strategies. This project involves (1) statistical or other quantitative analyses of ecologic, hydrologic, climate, and land use data using, for example, multivariate and non-parametric techniques, spatial statistics, or time series analyses, (2) quantitative analyses of data on urban resilience and vulnerability, and (3) interpretation and communication of analysis results including assisting with writing reports and journal articles. The research participant will have an opportunity to engage with a team of scientists at EPA on a variety of climate change and land use change projects to develop statistical and other quantitative analyses that will aid in environmental decision making. The Research Participation Program for EPA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Please reference Project # EPA-ORD/NCEA-IO-2012-01 when calling or writing for information. For additional information and application materials contact: Research Participation Program/ORD-EPA, Attn: Betty Bowling, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117, Phone: (865) 576-8503 FAX: (865) 241-5219 Application. Posted: 7/13/15.

USGS: We are looking for a talented person to join our USGS team, the Soil Biogeochemistry Group. This lab technician position will assist us with work on projects in Alaska and California including permafrost microbiology, carbon cycling, and greenhouse gas production. Some fieldwork will also be required. Position is located in Menlo Park, CA. Please have a look at the position description and apply on USAJobs. Deadline is Thursday 7/23. Just put the term 0615 into, or copy this address: Thanks, Mark Waldrop. Posted: 7/20/15.

University of Arkansas: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is seeking to fill a Program Associate position to support faculty research in forest health and silviculture that advances our understanding of forest systems’ response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances. This position is a 12-month, one year appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and funding availability. The successful candidate is expected to work independently on assigned duties ranging from assisting in proposal preparation and publication in peer-reviewed journals, supervising program technicians and temporary staff and students, and conducting field research. Research related responsibilities include data management and statistical analysis, maintenance of accurate records, maintenance of laboratory facilities, preparation of progress reports and presentations, equipment acquisition, and budget monitoring. Information transfer duties include providing technical assistance in support of experimental design and statistical analyses, and independently delivering oral and poster presentations at meetings, conferences, and field-tours. Required qualifications: M.S. degree in Forestry or other Natural Resources related field; strong quantitative background including spatial analysis and modeling; proficiency with spatial analysis and statistical software such as SAS, R, ArcGIS; ability to develop and proficiently carry out vegetation sampling and measurement; experience in use of a wide variety of measurement tools and equipment; working knowledge of relational databases; familiarity with southern forest systems including a mastery of plant identification; effective oral and written communication skills; willingness and ability to work outdoors, in adverse weather conditions; strong knowledge of field and laboratory safety procedures; ability to travel, including overnight travel, a valid driver’s license; ability to lift 50 lbs; proof of eligibility to work in the United States. PREFERRED: Experience with grant writing and submission procedures; demonstrated record of referred journal publications; knowledge and experience in fire management, forest health, and/or silviculture; experience with tree-ring data collection and analysis; familiarity with reference management software. Please visit to apply for this position, # NCA54P. You must electronically submit your cover letter, resume, a copy of your academic transcripts, any prior publications, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applicants will continue until March 31, 2016. CONTACT: For application questions, please contact Rhonda Parris at For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Mohammad Bataineh (870-460-1449; Posted: 3/17/16.

University of California, Berkeley: I am seeking a lab manager for a one-year lab manager position. Within the Department of Geography, the Environmental Systems Dynamics Laboratory quantitatively studies the ways in which physical, biological, and human components of the environment are linked to understand how critical ecosystems and the functions that they perform may change over time. Water flows as a theme through this research as one of the components of the environment most critical to life and indeed, perhaps the single most dominant factor sculpting the geography of Earth's natural and human landscapes. The candidate would be providing laboratory support for ongoing projects in the ESDL. This entails ensuring that laboratory and field instrumentation are running smoothly, performing sample analysis, preparing reagents, and assisting with the setup of a new laboratory flume for studies of sediment transport in vegetation canopies. Limited field work will likely also be required. Projects that the candidate will be involved in focus on understanding the mechanisms and environmental impact of organic material transport in particulate and dissolved form using approaches from organic geochemistry and environmental fluid mechanics. The successful candidate should work well in diverse teams, as she/he would be working closely with other laboratory personnel, including undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs. Key Responsibilities: • Running and maintaining laboratory instrumentation, including a fluorometer, dissolved organic carbon analyzer, and particle size analyzer • Assisting with planning and characterization of a new water flume, constructed to perform experiments on sediment transport in biologically active environments • Preparing solutions and reagents • Participating in and providing support for field projects • As need and interests dictate, potentially performing routine data analysis in support of ongoing field projects. Required Qualifications: • Experience preparing laboratory reagents • Experience in troubleshooting instrumentation • Experience with physical laboratory experiments • Familiarity with spreadsheet software such as Excel • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering, or one of the physical or environmental sciences (or equivalent years of experience) Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with organic carbon analysis • Experience with sediment transport experiments • Familiarity with fluid mechanics • Master's degree in chemistry, engineering, or one of the physical or environmental sciences (or equivalent years of experience). To apply: Visit and search on position # 20208. Please feel free to contact me with questions: Laurel G. Larsen (, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of California, 507 McCone Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-4740. Posted: 8/2/15.

University of California, Irvine: The School of Biological Sciences is recruiting applicants for the position of Horiculture Technician at the UC-Irvine Arboretum, a teaching and research facility on the Irvine main campus. Job duties include overseeing the maintenance of 12.5 acres of grounds and exhibits, with special attention to plantings grown for teaching, research and restoration. Job duties also include maintaining the UC-Irvine Herbarium, consisting of ca. 35,000 vascular plant collections from the western United States. The Horticulture Technician will work closely with research and teaching faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Biological Sciences and other campus units. Competitive applicants should have excellent leadership and organizational skills and a BS or MS in the biological sciences with an emphasis in plant care, or equivalent experience. To apply or learn more about this position, reference job number “2016-0076” at For further information, please contact Dr. Kailen Mooney ( Posted: 2/4/16.

University of California, Los Angeles: The Kraft Lab at UCLA seeks a full-time research technician in plant ecology to join our research group. The primary focus of this position will be assisting in ongoing field studies in annual plants aimed at linking functional trait variation to species coexistence at local and landscape scales. Much of this work is conducted at the Sedgwick Reserve near Santa Barbara, CA and the technician would be expected to spend multi-day stretches of time working at the reserve with members of the lab and staying in on-site researcher housing during busy times of the year. We seek someone who is detail oriented, reliable, and enthusiastic about working with a diverse group of annual plants in a beautiful but rustic field setting. This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate seeking to gain research experience before applying to graduate school. A background in plant ecology, field botany, or related fields is highly desirable. For more information please contact Nathan Kraft ( Posted: 4/6/16.

University of California, Los Angeles: The Shaffer Lab at UCLA seeks a full-time Lab Assistant to join our research group. We are a group working with the evolutionary and conservation genomics of reptiles and amphibians, with a strong emphasis on California problems and their solutions. We seek an individual with some molecular genomics experience, a passion for conservation and evolutionary genetics, and the ability to learn new skills, contribute to group projects, and organize and manage the daily flow of work in the lab. The position is open immediately. The primary duties of the position include producing next-generation and more traditional genetic data for research projects, general maintenance of lab space, organization of tissue samples and their associated database, and helping with the paperwork and permits necessary for herpetological conservation research. The individual should be excited about, and able to learn new techniques quickly. The individual will work closely with lab members to organize and manage research projects. Some familiarity with bioinformatics, or an interest in learning these skills, is also desirable. Applications must be submitted through Job Requisition number is #23440. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brad Shaffer ( or Sarah Wenner ( Los Angeles is a vibrant, diverse, and stimulating city, and the lab works closely with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science. Posted: 3/5/16.

University of California, Merced: Applications are invited for a lab & field tech position in marine molecular ecology (comparative population genetics / genomics). The position entails (1) surveys and collection of marine intertidal invertebrates in California, (2) all stages of wetlab analyses for comparative phylogeographic analyses, and (2) preliminary summary analyses of generated data. The technician also is responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, functioning laboratory. See the full details of the position to apply. More information about the lab is available @ Dawson Lab. Closes: 12/25/15. Posted: 12/22/15.

University of California Riverside: I am hiring a full time research technician for a one year appointment starting in June 2016. Responsibilities include a combination of field and laboratory activities in support of ongoing projects by postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates in the lab. The position also features some interactions with citizen scientists and outreach to stakeholders. The successful candidate should be highly responsible and organized, self-motivated, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with some ecological research in field and lab setting is beneficial. This could be an excellent position for someone looking for more experience before pursuing a graduate degree. To apply (or for inquiries) send Darrel Jenerette ( a cover letter describing your interests and background and a current CV/resume as a single pdf. Darrel Jenerette, Associate Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. Posted: 5/6/16.

University of California, Santa Barbara: new job opening at NCEAS for a "Scientific Web Developer/Designer" (CNT3) -- involving full-stack Web competency, but also with special attention to creating infographics and other visualizations of scientific data and insights. This might be of special interest to ECOLOG subscribers, as the scientific foci of our web activities will include topics in ecological syntheses, conservation sciences, linkages between ecosystems services and human well-being, and advancing cyberinfrastructure/informatics to support these types of investigations. Please apply through job #20160165 "Scientific Web Developer/Designer". The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) located in downtown Santa Barbara), seeks a Web designer/graphics artist/scientific software developer, to help design, create, and deploy materials that communicate scientific findings about the ecological and environmental research efforts at the Center. Duties will include web/graphics design; front-end development and deployment; user experience evaluation; and creation of end-user documentation. Need strong design skills, and proficiency with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Familiarity with configuration and use of CMS a plus. Ability to adapt to new Web technologies as these evolve. Any questions, feel free to contact Mark Schildhauer, PhD, Director of Computing, schild at nceas dot ucsb dot edu. Primary Consideration Date: 4/21/16. Posted: 4/14/16.

University of California, Santa Barbara: Junior Specialist in a Marine Ecology Laboratory. The Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology, seeks a Junior Specialist to assist in experimental field marine ecology within a Marine Ecology Laboratory. The Junior Specialist will assist in laboratory work and field work in the Burkepile Lab in addition to designing and running their own ecological experiments as part of our research program. This work will include a significant amount of coral reef ecology fieldwork in Moorea French Polynesia. Research will include SCUBA diving via small boats to gather data on fish and coral communities and to set up ecological experiments. This position will entail significant detailed analyses of videos on fish foraging and photographs of coral communities to quantify organism e.g. coral, algae, etc) identity and abundance, which requires specialized knowledge and expertise in fish behavior, the taxonomy of fishes, corals, and algae, and specific computer programs for video and photo analyses. The Junior Specialist will also be responsible for data processing and analysis. The Junior Specialist will be expected to participate in field expeditions without the PI, which will entail them using their intellectual creativity to set up their own experiments to expand our ongoing work in Moorea. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine biology, ecology, or equivalent experience. SCUBA and AAUS certification. Experience handling small vessels in near-shore systems. Familiarity with basic data management and analyses. Desirable qualifications include experience in field marine ecology, Indo-Pacific coral reef biology and taxonomy, and animal behavior. The ideal candidate will present the intellectual ability and interest to design and conduct their own experiments in coral reef ecology. Salary and benefits will depend on academic background and experience. 100% time appointment for one year from start date with possibility of annual renewal. Electronic applications (including a cover letter, CV and names only of 3 references) should be submitted to: For full consideration, please apply by 1/25/16. Seeking applicant that can begin in the position in early 2016. Posted: 1/16/16.

University of California, Santa Barbara: Ecological or oceanographic data specialist (junior/assistant/associate). The UCSB Marine Science Institute seeks an individual who can provide analytical and research support as part of our new marine biodiversity observing network (MBON). The MBON is an ambitious five-year project focused on quantifying biodiversity of a broad range of marine taxa in the Santa Barbara Channel. A major aspect of this project is integration of existing biological and physical data streams including data collected by divers, research cruises, fixed instruments, and through remote sensing. We seek to hire a full-time analyst to help us manage and analyze these data. Core responsibilities will include writing computer code to process and combine existing data sets, collaborating with project staff on analyses of these data, and preparing data products for dissemination through our website and other data portals. Essential qualifications: • Excellent quantitative skills and training. • Experience with scientific programming in Matlab (or with very strong skills in another object oriented language such as Python). • The ability to manage complex database projects with limited supervision. • Attention to detail and a willingness to document data processing workflows. • Strong interpersonal skills to function within a collaborative research team. • Ability to balance a diverse portfolio of responsibilities simultaneously. • Demonstrated written and oral scientific communication skills. • Bachelors or masters in ecology, applied statistics, computer science, or similar quantitative data-intensive field. Preferred qualifications: • Experience with SQL and R. • Familiarity with relational databases. • Knowledge of ecology, marine science, oceanography, and related fields. • Experience with biodiversity research. • Some familiarly with website design and maintenance (e.g., HTML, CSS). • Familiarity with SSH and XML construction and usage. • Experience with GIS. Initial full time appointment for one year, with strong possibility for additional years of employment contingent upon performance. Initial review date of applications will begin January 4, 2016 but the position will be open until filled. Start date is negotiable but targeted for early 2016. Full benefits package included. For further information please contact Dr. Andrew Rassweiler at To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references online at: Posted: 12/22/15.

University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center: SFREC is hiring an environmental science educator for a 3-year program to organize and deliver inquiry-based environmental science education programs serving the sierra foothill and northern Sacramento valley communities. The Center is located on 5,000 acres of oak woodland and grassland as well as over 5 miles of Yuba River, providing a number of opportunities to develop innovative and engaging field education programs. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with and lead a team of natural resource educators to deliver programs that align with common core standards for elementary school students. In addition there will be numerous opportunities to develop environmental science programs for the broader community, including those active in the land conservation, natural resource and local agricultural communities. The successful candidate should show enthusiasm and a high capacity to lead diverse teams and develop new educational partnerships, as well as a strong ability to assess educational needs and opportunities for local communities. Interested candidates should submit an application at and include a cover letter and resume that details their qualifications and interest in the position. Questions about this position can be sent to Anticipated start date is mid spring 2016 but timing is negotiable. Posted: 1/16/16.

University of Florida: The Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory, Department of Geography/Emerging Pathogens Institute are hiring a Biological Scientist II (UF Job number 495073) to join the Cervidae Health Research Initiative (CHeRI), which is an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, entomologists, virologists, geographers, veterinarians, and diagnosticians working to promote healthy cervids and healthy ecosystems in Florida. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of field experience or a master’s degree and 1 year of experience. This position is expected to manage the collection of field data for a study of hemorrhagic disease in captive and free-ranging cervids. Duties include managing telemetry data and geographic information systems (GIS) analysis of spatial data. The position will work in a highly active, diverse research laboratory. This is a 3-year funded (time limited) position with extension possible depending upon performance and funding. This position will has a heavy field work component where the individual will: interact with landowners and managers to gain access to cervids; coordinate sampling of deer to collect biological samples from live and deceased deer; coordinate collar deployment and biological sample collection on free-ranging and captive deer throughout Florida; operate 4x4 vehicles on- and off-road; operate a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) (four-wheeler and side-by-side buggy). In the GIS lab, this position will: perform GIS analysis of global positioning system (GPS) collar data and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) vector data; edit and quality control individual movement data; perform home range and resource selection analyses; adapt existing and novel GIS-based methodologies to calculate home ranges, estimate resource selection, and determine site visitation and visit duration metrics in collaboration with project staff members and subject matter experts; develop and analyze environmental covariate data; estimate vector abundance and develop predictive modeling of habitat use; manage databases; enter data, quality control data, assimilate data from other collaborators, analyze data, and produce reports from data. This is a supervisory position, overseeing employees on the project and assist with field operations management for graduate students or undergraduate students. The successful candidate will also develop standard operating procedure (SOP) manuals for frequently performed fieldwork activities and modify SOPs and workflows (as-needed) to streamline project field activities, improve animal safety during handling, and improve data flow to project personnel from field efforts. Applications close: 1 Dec 2015. Posted: 11/9/15.

University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center: The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation is seeking a full-time or part-time program assistant to help manage multiple projects on wildlife and ecosystem research, modeling, and monitoring in South Florida and the Caribbean. For more information about our program, please refer to Office duties include assisting with payroll, purchasing, budgeting, permitting, proposals, reports, and all other necessary paperwork. Additional duties can include gathering information through literature surveys and other sources, developing educational programs, and web-design depending on skills and interests. Excellent writing skills and computer proficiency (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel) are essential. Applicant should have at least one year of previous work related experience with clerical procedures and systems (word processing, managing files and records), be interested in ecology, biology, environmental education, or related field, possess excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and have the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment. Compensation starts at $13 per hour there is flexibility depending upon qualifications and experience. Please send letter of interest and resume by email to with "Program Assistant" in the subject line. Posted: 10/28/15.

University of Georgia: Water Quality Data Analysis, Research Professional III, Marine Sciences Dept. Environmental data analysis and modeling of aquatic ecosystem metabolism. Applications are invited for a research technician in the area of water quality data analysis, programming, modeling, and aquatic ecosystem ecology. The position will focus on the analysis and interpretation of water quality data (dissolved oxygen, nutrients, and chlorophyll) in order to quantify metabolism and trophic state of estuarine and shelf aquatic systems. Data to be analyzed includes DO from moorings and diurnal transects, triple oxygen isotopes from a single GA Bight shelf survey), and water quality from seasonal estuarine transects. The job will also entail results summarization, report writing and presentation of results. The successful candidate should be able to independently analyze and interpret data and results. Requires considerable experience in programming (e.g., matlab, R, excel). Experience with data analysis, estuarine or aquatic metabolism or water quality is desirable but not required. Bachelors of Science or Masters of Science (MS) degree with sufficient work experience required. Degrees in environmental and oceanographic sciences, statistics, or computer science may be appropriate. Salary likely within the $40 to $46k annual range. Position to start as soon as possible, hopefully by May 1, 2016. This will be a 1-yr position with possibility for a 2nd year extension depending on job performance. Inquiries – email chuck hopkinson ( Apply at, Posting Number: 20160462. Electronic applications must include a letter of interest and description of past experience, full CV, and names and full addresses (with phone and email) of three references. Posted: 3/28/16.

University of Georgia: A research technician position is available in the Ezenwa lab in the Odum School of Ecology & Dept. of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia. Research in the lab focuses primarily on the ecology of infectious diseases, and combines work in the lab and field. This position requires a B.A. or B.S. in biology, ecology, microbiology, or a related field, as well as previous laboratory experience in at least two of the following areas: parasitology, molecular biology, immunology, or behavioral endocrinology. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational and communication skills, and be willing to travel internationally for field work. Duties will include assisting with project-related laboratory and field work; collecting and analyzing data; entering and organizing data; overseeing day-to-day lab operations; training lab members; and general lab set-up, management, and clerical tasks. Recent graduates who want to gain additional experience before applying to graduate school are particularly encouraged to apply. Inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa ( To apply, applicants should submit the following materials to (posting #: 20152011): 1) Cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and how it relates to your future career goals; and 2) CV including the contact information for three references. The start date for the position is as early as November 2015. Posted: 9/26/15.

University of Hawaii Manoa: The USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center (Geib Lab) and University of Hawaii Manoa (Rubinoff Lab) have funding for entry level technician positions in the area of population genetics/phylogenomics/bioinformatics. The research project is focused on utilizing genomic approaches for improving detection and identification of pest Tephritid fruit flies. Most of the work involves analyzing populations of Tephritid fruit fly species using genome-wide analysis techniques towards marker discovery and developing assays for determination of source populations. The duties are largely split between computational biology/bioinformatics and wet lab molecular biology/genetics. For computational components, it will largely consist of analysis of NGS data, focusing on population biology, linkage mapping/QTL, genome assembly, annotation, and analysis. There are also opportunities to develop novel software and algorithms. Minimum requirements: -BS in biology, genetics, computer science, or related field -Background in genetics/genomics and knowledge of linux/unix, scripting, etc. -Experience with wet laboratory protocols such as PCR and nucleic acid extraction Preferred requirements: -MS in biology, genetics, computer science, or related field -Completion of coursework in computer science -Experience with NGS library preparation and molecular approaches -Experience with molecular cloning, injection-based RNAi and/or targeted genome editing techniques -Experience with insect husbandry and performing directed mating crosses in tephritids We have advanced computing resources in house, automated laboratory instrumentation, and a very active research program. Based on the qualifications and interest of the applicant, they may be assigned only computational tasks, only molecular biology tasks, or a mixture of both. Salary is ~$35k/yr, hired through University of Hawaii Manoa, and the job will be stationed at the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, HI (on the Big Island of Hawaii). Funding is secured for 1 year, with a second year of funding currently pending. If interested, please contact Dr. Scott Geib at and submit CV and contact for at least 3 references. Posted: 7/15/15.

University of Idaho: Field technician for northern Idaho ground squirrel project. Salary $1600-2240 per month depending on experience. The Northern Idaho ground squirrel (Urocitellus brunneus) is federally threatened under ESA. We are using field experiments to test the effectiveness of two forest treatments (burning vs thinning) for improving demographic traits of Northern Idaho ground squirrel populations. We capture and mark ground squirrels using PIT tags and ear tags from April through August. We compare demographic parameters among treatments, including capture-recapture analyses to assess population attributes (e.g., survival rates). We use radio-telemetry to locate hibernacula. We anesthetize small mammals (Columbian ground squirrels, northern Idaho ground squirrels, and chipmunks) and collect fleas to assess whether plague affects survival. Applicant will be expected to live in Moscow, Idaho from October through April to assist with: 1) data organization and analyses, 2) collect data from trail camera pictures, 3) preparations for the 2016 field season, and 4) other office tasks. The applicant will then work in the field as a field technician or crew leader for the 2016 field season (April – mid August). Housing will be provided for the applicant during the field season but housing is not provided from October – April in Moscow, ID. Field housing may be rustic and may be a camp trailer, a cabin, or a wall tent. Applicants must be willing to live for 5 months without daily phone and email access in fairly rustic accommodations. All applicants must be willing to work in an office setting for ~6 months (Oct-Apr) and in a field camp for ~5 months (Apr-Aug). Field work will include various types of weather conditions (rain, snow, and heat), long hours, odd schedules, and physical work. Minimum Qualifications • Education: B.S. degree in Natural Resources, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, or related field. • Previous experience: prior outdoor field work with vertebrates. • Good knowledge of database management: previous experience with excel. • Excellent skills in time and data organization/management. • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to work independently. • Experience living/camping in remote locations for extended periods • Must be a US citizen or have a valid US green card or work visa to apply. Desired Qualifications • Previous small mammal trapping and handling experience. • Familiarity with program R, Access, and other database programs. Apply by sending cover letter, CV, copy of college transcripts, and the email and phone number for at least three references in one document (PDF or Word) to Amanda Goldberg ( Please write "job application" in the subject line of the email. Posted: 9/18/15.

University of Kansas: A full time assistant researcher position is available to explore soil microbial ecology with the Sikes Lab at KU (Lawrence, KS). The researcher will be responsible for preparing and conducting analyses of root/soil biology including next-generation sequencing of microbial communities, fungal culturing, measuring decomposition, and basic analyses of soil abiotic properties. The researcher will also assist and train students in techniques and equipment use. Outside the lab, the researcher will assist as needed with field and greenhouse work for projects on fire, prairie restoration, and novel mutualisms. She/he would be based at the Kansas Biological Survey on KU’s campus. The broad research goal of the lab is to better understand the community ecology of soil microbes, particularly fungi, and integrate them into broader ecological theory and ecosystem management. We use a combination of field, greenhouse, and lab based experiments to assess the forces that structure soil microbial communities and their importance in ecosystems. We utilize basic techniques including culturing, microscopy and plant growth responses combined with next-generation sequencing of communities and metagenomics. Example projects: Sikes Microlab and (Kansas Metagenome. We seek individuals who are passionate about understanding microbial ecology and using that knowledge to better understand and improve our environment. Required qualifications include a) a Bachelor's degree in ecology, microbiology, environmental biology or a related field, b) knowledge and experience in plant or fungal ecology, and DNA based techniques obtained through experience or education, c) experience in the use of word processing and spreadsheet software, d) good written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials and fluid spoken and written English language skills. Preference will be given to applicants with a) at least 1 year of experience in biological research or holding a Master’s degree in one of the fields above, b) working knowledge of prairies and/or pyrogenic ecosystems, c) experience with next-generation sequencing and/or metagenomic techniques, d) experience in database management, and e) experience with statistics and the use of statistical software. For questions contact Ben Sikes at To apply see Deadline for application is May 14, 2016. Posted: 5/6/16.

University of Maryland: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks a full-time Data Science Instructor to join the cyberinfrastructure (CI) group in developing and delivering workshops aimed at teaching natural and social scientists how to apply data science skills in pursuit of their research goals. The incumbent will review existing open source training materials, plan and create new curricula, and curate related repositories. In addition, she or he will deliver the training materials at hands-on workshops in the Annapolis, Maryland/Washington D.C. area, following in the Software Carpentry/Data Carpentry style of training. Workshop audiences may include undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, as well as NGO and government researchers. Topics may include data management best practices, techniques for cleaning and restructuring data, basic database development, data analysis and visualization, geospatial data processing and analysis, collaborative coding and version control, and integration and appropriate use of various computing tools for these tasks. The ideal candidate will have a mix of experience in programming, science, and math with a passion for hands-on teaching and enthusiasm for learning new tools and developing new training materials to help scientists apply them. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in natural, social, computer, or information science Teaching experience in a formal (e.g., classroom, lab) or informal (e.g., Software Carpentry) setting Experience using R or Python for data management, analysis, and visualization tasks Basic working knowledge of command line operations and environment Excellent verbal communication ability and interpersonal skills Strong organizational skills for planning, coordinating, and delivering workshops DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of SQL and open-source geospatial tools Excellent written communication ability Working knowledge of Git Visit the full job ad for complete details. Evaluation of applications will begin December 1, 2015. Posted: 10/30/15.

University of Massachusetts Boston: We are currently searching for a new managing director for the Nantucket Field Station. The NFS is located on the island of Nantucket, 50 km south of Cape Cod, and sits on a wonderful marsh reserve with nearby field sites for marine and terrestrial research. The incumbent is responsible for 107+ acres of ground, 10 buildings including a newly renovated wet laboratory facility, field and laboratory research equipment, computational and internet systems, vehicles, and maintenance equipment. Master's Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Sciences or a closely related field, PhD preferred, and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience with field research is required. Experience with operations at a remote field station, including supervising staff, handling fiscal and personnel needs and interacting with the public and state agencies, preferred. Closing date: April 19, 2016. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 3/28/16.

University of Minnesota: A Junior Scientist position is available on the cropping systems team in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics beginning in February of 2016. The selected applicant will be a member of an exciting, driven, and diverse research team. Responsibilities include working with researchers, technicians, and graduate students on small-plot agronomic field research, including fertilization, harvesting, and collecting plant and soil samples. Additional responsibilities will include drying, weighing, and processing plant and soil samples, analyzing samples in a laboratory, photography of field and laboratory research, supervising undergraduate student and temporary employees, managing research projects, data entry, and other related duties. Daily working hours may vary during peak season. Qualifications: A successful candidate must have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, have accountability for assigned tasks, and good organizational skills. The position requires a valid Minnesota driver’s license and the ability to transport a team and/or equipment to rural, off-campus locations to conduct field research. At least two years of experience working in agricultural research or on a farm is desired. A Bachelor’s degree in a life science field, lab skills, and previous team management preferred. Required: • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Accountability for assigned tasks • Exceptional organizational skills • A valid Minnesota driver’s license • Ability to transport a team and/or equipment to rural, off campus locations. Preferred: • Bachelor’s degree in a life science field • At least two years of experience working in agricultural research or on a farm • Previous team management • Laboratory skills • Experience working with chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides • Data management skills and experience in MS Excel. Application: Attach letter of application, resume, and an additional document with the name, address, telephone number, and email address of three professional references. For questions and additional details about the position, please contact: M. Scott Wells Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics 411 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle Saint Paul, MN 55108. Phone: 612-625-3747, Email: Posted: 3/5/16.

University of New Mexico: Research Technician. Successful candidate will be responsible for the installation and day-to-day operation of instrumentation in a piñon-juniper woodland located within 3 hours of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The research involves girdling either piñon or juniper to assess the mechanisms controlling the site response following mortality, with particular emphasis on the changes in plant and soil water status. The successful candidate will participate in establishing the research plots, installing instrumentation to gather pre-treatment data, implementation of the treatments and post-treatment measurements. Once the site is fully instrumented, the candidate will maintain all systems and will work with postdoctoral and graduate researchers to make field measurements associated with this project, including measurements of plant growth, physiology and water relations, and soil moisture content. The candidate will participate in data management, data analysis, and the preparation of peer-reviewed publications of research findings. Preference will be given to someone with demonstrated proficiency: in: 1) heat ratio sapflow methods, measurement of plant water potential, 2) datalogger programming; 3) repair and maintenance of experimental infrastructure; 4) operating and maintaining solar powered systems; 5) managing, summarizing and analyzing field and laboratory data, particularly large data sets; 6) supervision of students in field settings and 7) ability to work long hours in the field when necessary. Successful candidate will be responsible for the installation and day-to-day operation of instrumentation in a piñon-juniper woodland located within 3 hours of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The research involves girdling either piñon or juniper to assess the mechanisms controlling the site response following mortality, with particular emphasis on the changes in plant and soil water status. The successful candidate will participate in establishing the research plots, installing instrumentation to gather pre-treatment data, implementation of the treatments and post-treatment measurements. Once the site is fully instrumented, the candidate will maintain all systems and will work with postdoctoral and graduate researchers to make field measurements associated with this project, including measurements of plant growth, physiology and water relations, and soil moisture content. The candidate will participate in data management, data analysis, and the preparation of peer-reviewed publications of research findings. Please apply at UNM jobs. Research Scientist 1 job posting 0834545. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Marcy Litvak ( or Dr. William Pockman ( Ability to start by July 2016 strongly preferred. Posted: 6/16/16.

University of New Mexico: The Earth Systems Ecology Lab is advertising for a Research Scientist to assist with a research project in the Sierra Nevada focused on understanding the carbon dynamics of forest restoration. This field and lab based position will require the employee to spend up to four months per year working and living at the Teakettle Experimental Forest in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and the remainder of the year working in the lab at the University of New Mexico. The research site is in a remote location and the employee will be required to camp. A building is available with kitchen and bathroom facilities. The employee will be responsible for performing forest inventory data collection in support of a project to quantify the effects of a second entry prescribed fire on forest carbon dynamics. Specific data collection will include mapping and measuring trees and measuring surface fuels, understory vegetation, and collecting soil samples. The employee will oversee data collection by other research technicians, ensuring data quality and completeness. The employee will be responsible for field season preparation, including equipment maintenance and readiness prior to the start of the field season. While in the lab, the employee will be responsible for data quality assurance and quality control, performing data analysis, contributing to the preparation of abstracts and manuscripts, as well as other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Salary range: $2686-$3165 plus benefits. Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor or Master’s degree in ecology, forestry, biology, or environmental science; previous data collection experience for 2-3 field seasons; previous experience working in a remote location; experience using a geographic information system; experience conducting data analysis in R or Python. Application review will begin 13 June. For additional information and to apply visit the full job ad. Posted: 6/5/16.

University of Notre Dame: A full-time research technician position is available to work with Dr. Gary E. Belovsky (Belovsky lab) on ecological research both on University of Notre Dame campus, Notre Dame, Indiana and at the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)-East in northern Wisconsin. Duties: Run field and lab experiments, both aquatic and terrestrial. Enter, manage and statistically analyze data. Maintain variety of field and lab equipment at UNDERC-East, Land O’ Lakes, WI. Maintain weather stations and oversee downloading of data. Supervise undergraduates as technicians and in their own research in a laboratory and field setting. Assist in overseeing undergraduate and graduate students, and other researchers as residents at UNDERC-East in northern Wisconsin. Location of position includes spending 7-8 months in the lab at the South Bend campus, and 4-5 months at UNDERC-East, Land O’ Lakes, WI. Housing is provided on the UNDERC property in WI. Qualifications include a BS or BA degree in ecology, environmental sciences or equivalent degree with previous relevant field and lab experience. Master’s degree is preferred but not required. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Experience working in a research setting is preferred with knowledge/understanding of experimental ecology in lab and field. Field experience in collecting data for aquatic and terrestrial systems is preferred. Computer skills with the following are preferred: Word, Excel, Access, Systat, GIS, web page maintenance, upload/download of data from various pieces of equipment. Valid US Driver’s License. Deadline for application: July 10, 2016. Start Date: August 15, 2016. Salary: $27-$35k, with benefits. Applications: Please apply at Please include cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references. For questions, please contact Jennifer Slade Belovsky at Posted: 6/22/16.

University of Notre Dame: Research Technician. Application Deadline: March 15, 2016. Start Date: April 11, 2016 Pay: $23-29k, with benefits. Crew Leader, full-time position, will provide field and laboratory support for an ongoing grasshopper ecology project in the lab of Dr. Gary Belovsky. This project is funded by NSF-LTREB (National Science Foundation-Long Term Research in Environmental Biology). The field work portion on grasshoppers in western Montana at the National Bison Range entails approximately five months of the year. The remainder of the year at the University of Notre Dame is spent analyzing samples, processing data, data management and other research duties. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize tasks, work independently, and solicit feedback. This position will require organizational, logistical, and time management skills. Enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with previous experience working in grasslands with grasshoppers is preferable. This person will also need to show a willingness to learn from and work under the direction of the PI and supervisor. Applicants must demonstrate the willingness and ability to live in shared housing with others working on the project, communicate well in a variety of situations, and be comfortable living and working in a rural area of western Montana. Enthusiasm for the natural world and a positive attitude are expected. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 3/7/16.

University of Oregon: The Institute of Ecology and Evolution currently has an opening for a full time Research Assistant to work in the area of microbial ecology. The successful candidate will play a key role in the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The BioBE Center is engaged in research focused on the built environment microbiome ­ the diversity of microbial life indoors, where humans spend roughly 90 percent of each day. The vision of this national research center is to understand buildings as complex ecosystems and to explore how architectural design mediates urban microbial ecology and evolution. For a description of partner projects see Extensive experience using molecular techniques is required, including some combination of skills in DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, library preparation for high-throughput DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, and phylogenetic analysis. Ability to work in a team atmosphere is a must. A Master's degree in biology is desirable, but individuals with a bachelor in biology or a related field from an accredited institution and extensive experience are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting laboratory research under the direction of BioBE Center Director Jessica Green. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. Please e-mail a cover letter and current CV with names and contact information of three references as a single attachment to: Subject: Posting 16046. To ensure consideration, please submit applications by April 15, 2016. Posted: 4/6/16.

University of Texas at Austin: Laboratory Research Assistant II. A collaborative research group led by the lab of Dr. Thomas Juenger is recruiting a field technician to work on experiments studying switchgrass ecology, physiology and genomics. This position will be stationed at the USDA Plant Materials Center, Kingsville, TX under the direction of Dr. John Reilley. The position will involve a combination of collecting data from field experiments, maintenance of plant populations in the field, lab processing of field samples, plant propagation, field collecting and greenhouse work. This position requires high school graduation or a GED with preferred qualifications of a BA or BS in ecology, biology, agronomy, or other related field and previous experience with field research. The ideal candidate will be independent, organized, and motivated with demonstrated research skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Additional experience in plant propagation, field plot establishment and maintenance, plant physiological measurements, such as leaf gas exchange, light interception, tissue characterization, and sample preparation for nutrient analysis are preferred. Familiarity with data logger programming and operation is also desirable. Interested applicants should use the following job posting reference # 16-01-21-04-4481 and apply online at UT Austin Job Search. This is a security sensitive position; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected. Posted: 2/22/16.

University of Texas at Austin: We seek an energetic, motivated research technician to participate in experiments on the ecology, physiology, and genomics of switchgrass. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in integrative research studying the genetic basis of ecological processes in an important native grass species. The position will be administered through the University of Texas at Austin and stationed with Phil Fay's group at the USDA Grassland, Soil, and Water Lab. Visit the full job ad for more information and to apply. Posted: 1/23/16.

University of Texas at Austin: We are seeking a Research Technician for a project investigating the impacts of tawny crazy ants on cave invertebrates. The work will focus on assessing impacts and evaluating two methods to control crazy ant populations around cave entrances without negatively impacting cave invertebrates. The job is based at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory. We anticipate closing the position within the next 2 weeks. For details and to apply see Posted: 11/11/15.

University of Texas at El Paso: Natural History Collection Manager. Position Duration: 3 years, commencing no later than January 30, 2016. Salary: $37k/year + benefits. Supervisor: Dr. Eli Greenbaum, Director, UTEP Biodiversity Collections. Posting: Careers@UTEP (Job ID: 2384). The collection manager for the University of Texas at El Paso Biodiversity Collections (UTEP-BC, natural history collections) will administer a world-class collection of specimens. The collections consist of fluid-preserved specimens, study skins, herbarium specimens, invertebrate collections, Cenozoic fossils, frozen tissues, wet and dry skeletons, acoustical recordings, digital and film-image archives, and extensive library holdings. The collections have an historical strength in Chihuahuan desert extant and extinct invertebrate and vertebrate specimens, and recent collections have focused on this region, Central and South America, and Central Africa. University curators and students, and national and international scholars use the collections extensively for research and education. The collections manager is responsible for day-to-day activities in the collection and reports to the director. Posted: 11/11/15.

University of Utah: full-time Program Manager to join a NSF-funded project involving STEM researchers, informal science educators, and community leaders to create innovative opportunities and trainings for scientists to synergistically engage with science-inattentive public audiences (those who are uninterested, hostile, or do not have access to science and scientists). The project will: 1) ensure that STEM researchers gain appropriate skills and academic rewards; 2) do research on how STEM researchers might shift their self-identity to science communicators and how public groups shift theirs to science learners; and 3) disseminate emerging principles and practices to other institutions. Our collaborative team consists of ecologists, informal science educators, and science of learning researchers. Essential functions include: 1. Oversees administrative matters on operations; contributes to strategic planning; with co-PIs, provides oversight for all activities. 2. Assists in preparing grant proposals, audit reports, protocols, and publications; 3. Coordinates training programs; acts as a liaison between internal and external constituencies; serves as project representative; 4. Forecasts and monitors the program budget; negotiates contracts and service agreements. 5. Stays abreast of legal issues and makes recommendations for compliance. 6. Develops systems and maintains records/databases; 7. Supervises subordinate staff. Qualifications: 1. Bachelor degree in informal science education, science communications, or related field, with related experience. A Masters or PhD. in natural, applied sciences, or education is preferred. 2. Demonstrated experience coordinating complex projects with multiple partners; 3. Demonstrated experience in assisting conducting and disseminating research; 4. Demonstrable ability to use qualitative and quantitative approaches to understand social science data; 5. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Salary range: $37-51k per year. Contact: Dr. Nalini Nadkarni (, Department of Biology. Posted: 11/2/15.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: We are recruiting a lab technician / lab manager, to support research in soil ecology under the supervision of Dr. Thea Whitman in the Department of Soil Science. Their principal duties will be: 50% - Soil Ecology Research: The selected candidate will be responsible for performing a broad range of molecular and soil ecology lab work. This will include, but not be limited to, soil DNA extraction, cloning, PCR, qPCR, preparing samples for Sanger and high-throughput sequencing, DNA quantification, enzyme assays, culturing isolates, preparing culture media and plates, preparing chemical reagents and solutions, running electrophoretic gels, and working in fume hoods and laminar flow hoods. In addition, it will include initiating and maintaining soil incubations, taking gas samples, working with gas cylinders, operating a 13CO2- and 13CH4-measuring CRDS, preparing soil (sieving, grinding, drying, weighing), performing soil extractions, and preparing soil samples for isotopic and elemental analysis The candidate will also perform greenhouse work and fieldwork, which will include initiating and maintaining greenhouse experiments and field trials, planting, plant care, soil sampling, and sample preservation. The individual will be responsible for maintaining well-organized and meticulous research records. They must be skilled in aseptic technique, lab safety and lab hygiene. They will be responsible for data analysis and will also be expected to maintain awareness of current literature and knowledge in areas of research. The selected candidate will actively participate in research group meetings and present weekly results and progress on projects. 50% - Lab Management: The selected candidate will assist in daily laboratory responsibilities including, but not limited to, cataloguing and organizing existing lab supplies and equipment, researching new lab equipment and materials to be purchased and interacting with vendors, maintaining equipment, ordering supplies and maintaining lab inventory using an online management system, training and supporting other research team members, supervising students, coordinating equipment use and project management between lab members, keeping lab members up to date with lab safety trainings, shipping samples, and preparing or assisting in the preparation of standard operating procedures, permits, progress reports, grants, conference abstracts, and manuscripts. Application must be received by: JULY 1, 2016 (extended). To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 4/6/16, revised: 6/23/16.

Virginia Commonwealth University: I am looking for a full-time technician who will largely be involved with projects related to saltwater intrusion into tidal freshwater wetlands but will also assist with other ongoing projects in my lab. This would be a good job for a recent Masters degree recipient or an exceptional recent undergraduate who would be interested in doing some interesting wetland science and playing in the mud. Previous experience working in wetlands would be great but is not required. Full position details and application information: position 570070. Apply online. I will start reviewing applications in early June. Please contact me directly ( with any questions about the position. Dr. Scott Neubauer, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Biology, Richmond, Virginia. Posted: 6/3/16.

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation: Environmental Manager I, Natural Heritage Information Manager, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Position within Virginia Natural Heritage Program, managing the Information / GIS Section. Deadline: June 24, 2016. Complete information on this position. Posted: 6/15/16.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources: has an opening for the Natural Heritage Conservation Assistant Division Manager – WMS 2. OPEN UNTIL FILLED-first review August 12, 2015. Recruitment # 2015-07-6395. Salary: $ 4,863-6,205 per month plus benefits. Location: Olympia, WA. This exciting and dynamic position manages the Natural Heritage (NH) and Natural Areas (NA) programs; is responsible for developing and implementing department and statewide strategies to improve the objectives of each program; and coordinates these objectives with programs throughout the department and other interested or affected parties across the state. The position provides guidance, supervision, management and acts as liaison to upper department management for the NH and NA programs. The position also coordinates with other agencies and organizations, including participating on advisory councils, committees and work groups, to ensure the programs’ objectives are achieved. This includes staffing the Natural Heritage Advisory Council, the external advisory body which provides technical and policy recommendations to the department for both programs The Natural Heritage program implementation includes establishing statewide conservation priorities for natural heritage resources through the Natural Heritage Plan and recommending sites for inclusion in the statewide system of natural areas. It provides expert guidance for the identification and classification of regional vegetation communities, identification and monitoring of rare plant and animal species; provides information for and coordinates with the system of natural heritage programs, both nationally and internationally; and maintains the Washington natural heritage information database. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree involving major study in conservation land management, environmental studies, biology and/or ecology or related natural resources field; • Minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated success with: 1. supervising staff; 2. direct project management; 3. managing and applying natural resources conservation principles; 4. application and administration of grant process and monies; • Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific and/or technical information in plain speak; • A strong understanding of conservation planning and information management, conservation land management, and ecologically based natural resource management; • Experience developing and managing a budget; • Ability to provide leadership and direct the activities of a diverse group of professional natural resource staff; • Proficient use of computers and agency software; this includes standard programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. For more information and to apply see the full job ad. Questions? Please contact Jed Herman at or e-mail us at Posted: 7/23/15.

Washington University in St. Louis: A technician position is available in Jonathan Myers' research group. The technician will help maintain day-to-day operations of two large-scale, long-term forest-ecology projects at Washington University's environmental field station, the Tyson Research Center, located 20 miles from campus. Primary tasks include: (1) establishing and maintaining permanent plot grids, seed traps, and plots for surveys of herbaceous and woody plant communities; (2) identifying, tagging, measuring, and mapping plants; (3) collecting seeds and implementing seed-addition experiments; (4) raising plants from seed in shade houses and measuring plant functional traits; (5) measuring environmental variables in the field; (6) organizing, entering, and managing data sets using Microsoft Excel and/or R; and (7) assisting with the mentoring and supervision of undergraduate students and high school students in field and lab research. The technician will assist with a NSF-funded project investigating how the diversity of species traits at regional scales influences responses of plant communities to environmental change (fire & nutrient availability). The expected duration of the position is 3-4 years, with full benefits. Wages will be commensurate with experience. The position is available starting between March and May 2016. The technician will be based in the Department of Biology and the Tyson Research Center. Minimum requirements: A bachelors degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry or a related field; experience conducting ecological field research; proficiency with data entry and database management using MS Excel; a desire to learn new analytical, field or laboratory skills; and the ability to work outdoors under arduous conditions that include walking across steep terrain and hot/humid weather. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in ecology and strong teamwork skills. Preferred: Masters degree in ecology or several years of post-bachelors experience in plant-ecology research; experience conducting independent research, working with a research team, or mentoring undergraduate students in research; and experience with data analysis, especially in R. To apply: Please combine the following into a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in this position, relevant past experience, start date availability, and contact information for three references including email addresses and phone numbers; and 2) a CV. Application materials must be submitted electronically through by entering the job ID number (33019) as a keyword under "Basic Search." Candidates are encouraged to e-mail Jonathan Myers ( to indicate interest in the position as soon as possible using the subject line "Technician Position". Posted: 3/9/16.

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