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Northwest Florida State College Environmental Researcher 5/24/17 4/25/17
Humboldt State University Greenhouse Collections Manager 1/10/17 12/6/16

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Florida State University Research Technician, Marine Biodiversity 8/1/17 6/28/17
University of Maryland Research Assistant, Socio-Environmental Synthesis 7/14/17 6/28/17
Lincoln Park Zoo Associate Population Biologists (2)  6/28/17 6/28/17
SimBio Biology Content Specialist  6/28/17 6/28/17
Arizona State University Field/Lab Research Specialist, Urban and Stream Ecosystems 6/12/17 5/31/17
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Research Specialist - Data Steward 6/10/17 5/23/17
National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology Field Technician III-Mammalogy, Arizona  6/9/17 6/9/17
University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Specialist - Plant-microbial interactions  6/7/17 6/7/17
University of North Carolina Lab Manager - Plant disease ecology 6/5/17 5/31/17
University of Wisconsin-Madison Director of Greenhouses and Botanical Garden 6/5/17 5/12/17
University of California, Los Angeles Research technician in plant community ecology  5/31/17 5/31/17
Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation Research Coordinator for Caño Palma Biological Station, Tortuguero, Costa Rica  5/31/17 5/31/17
Northwest Florida State College Environmental Researcher 5/24/17 4/25/17
Kansas State University Research Assistant, Konza Prairie LTER program  5/23/17 5/23/17
Arizona State University Research Specialist, ecological field and laboratory research 5/15/17 5/1/17
University of California, Berkeley Associate Specialist, Phytoremediation Ecology 5/12/17 5/5/17
Indiana University Research Associate, Ecosystem ecology & Biogeochemistry 5/12/17 4/12/17
Center for Biological Diversity Staff Scientist, Endangered Species Program (MS)  5/9/17 5/9/17
Austin College Coordinator, Center for Environmental Studies  5/9/17 5/9/17
USEPA Atlantic Ecology Division Research Assistant in biogeochemistry  5/5/17 5/5/17
University of Florida Data Analyst, ecology 5/5/17 4/26/17
Texas A&M University Research Assistant/Associate – vector-borne disease systems  5/1/17 5/1/17
University of Alaska Anchorage Vegetation Ecology (MS) 4/16/17 3/20/17
University of California, Berkeley Associate Specialist, Fire Science 4/14/17 4/3/17
Ohio State University Technician, Aquatic Ecology 4/7/17 3/27/17
Ohio State University Technician, Fisheries Ecology 4/7/17 3/27/17
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant I/II – Ecosystems Center  4/5/17 4/5/17
Purdue University Research Technician – rainout shelters  4/3/17 4/3/17
Indiana University Research Technician – Biometeorology/Ecosystem Ecology  3/27/17 3/27/17
University of Illinois at Springfield Research Associate for Wildlife Endangered Species (MS)  3/20/17 3/20/17
WRA, Inc. San Diego Senior Biologist 3/17/17 3/6/17
Montana State University Research Associate - Disease Ecology & Bat Ecology 3/14/17 3/1/17
Colorado State University Communications Coordinator, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship 3/6/17 2/22/17
University of Tennessee Outreach & Education Coordinator, National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis (MS)  3/1/17 3/1/17
Florida International University Senior Laboratory Technician, fish and macroinvertebrates 2/24/17 2/14/17
New Mexico State University Program Specialist, Jornada Experimental Range 2/12/17 1/23/17
Walt Disney World Conservation Technician-Butterflies  2/9/17 2/9/17
Duke University Research Technician - Drosophila genetics and behavior 1/31/17 1/5/17
University of Illinois Associate Fisheries Ecologist, Kaskaskia and Ridge Lake Biological Stations 1/31/17 12/16/16
Emory University Research Technician, Disease Ecology  1/23/17 1/23/17
Washington State University Research Assistant, physiology and pomology in tree crops 1/15/17 12/15/16
Humboldt State University Greenhouse Collections Manager 1/10/17 12/6/16
University of Washington Seattle Mammal Genetics Lab Manager 12/31/16 12/19/16
University of Florida - IFAS Biological Scientist I, Weed Science 12/31/16 12/14/16
Integrated Statistics Biological Technician - Salmon  12/23/16 12/23/16
Ohio State University Research Assistant, Aquatic Ecology  12/15/16 12/15/16
National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology Field Technician - Instrumentation, flux towers  12/13/16 12/13/16
Ecological Society of America Editorial Assistant for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12/4/16 11/16/16
University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute Fish ecology technician  11/29/16 11/29/16
Michigan State University Lab technician in conservation genomics 11/15/16 11/6/16
University of Wisconsin-Madison Lab Technician, molecular ecology of emerging infectious disease  11/10/16 11/10/16
National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology Field Technician (instrumentation emphasis)  11/9/16 11/9/16
University of Texas at Tyler Laboratory Manager in Symbiosis Research 10/15/16 9/14/16
USGS Canyonlands Research Station Ecologist – Plant response to drought (MS)  10/14/16 10/14/16
Wichita State University Biology Field Station Manager (MS)  10/12/16 10/12/16
Washington State University Technician - Insect Ecology and Pollinator Biology  10/11/16 10/11/16
University of California, Irvine Field Technician 10/10/16 9/29/16
University of California Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Orchard Systems (MS) 10/8/16 9/14/16
University of California, Santa Barbara Junior Specialist in Marine Microbial Ecology 10/7/16 9/16/16
Arizona State University Research Specialist, Locust Ecophysiology 10/3/16 9/21/16
University of Minnesota Research Specialist in Forest Carbon Analytics and Remote Sensing (MS) 10/3/16 8/23/16
Duke University Research Technician in Ecological Genetics 10/1/16 9/20/16
Lehigh University Scientific Instrument Technician (MS) 9/30/16 8/24/16
Purdue University Research technician in monarch butterfly ecology and conservation  9/29/16 9/29/16
Michigan State University Research technician in plant-insect ecology  9/29/16 9/29/16
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Field Operations Manager, Kansas or Alabama  9/28/16 9/28/16
University of New Mexico Lab tech, ecology and evolution of plants, plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions  9/22/16 9/22/16
Clemson University Sensor Technician, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science  9/20/16 9/20/16
Ohio State University Research Technician (Zooplankton)  9/13/16 9/13/16
Ohio State University Research Technician (Lake Erie walleye population)  9/13/16 9/13/16
Utah State University Research Technician - Lead Surveyor & Geospatial Analyst  9/13/16 9/13/16
National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Botany Technicians (4) 9/12/16 8/30/16
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Airborne Sensor Operations Technician/Systems Integration & Verification Field Installation Technician (2 positions)  9/6/16 9/6/16
University of Florida Biological Scientist II, deer pathogens  9/2/16 9/2/16
University of Idaho Senior Researcher in Natural Resource Economics (MS) 8/26/16 7/18/16
University of Florida Biological Scientist II, pathogens  8/19/16 8/19/16
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute R Package Developer  8/15/16 8/15/16
University of New Brunswick (Canada) Technical Manager, Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (MS) 8/1/16 7/18/16
Ohio State University Research Associate II, isotope geochemistry (MS) 7/31/16 7/18/16
Georgia Southern University Sustainability Program Coordinator (MS) 7/22/16 7/7/16
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Field Technician I, Wisconsin  7/18/16 7/18/16
The Xerces Society Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist – Southern Great Plains 7/17/16 7/7/16
Union of Concerned Scientists Food Systems and Health Analyst (MS)  7/12/16 7/12/16
University of Notre Dame Research Technician, Ecology 7/10/16 6/22/16
National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. Field Installation (Deployment) Lead  6/30/16 6/30/16

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Arizona State University: Full-Time Research Specialist. The Urban and Stream Ecosystems Laboratory (Nancy Grimm’s research group) with the School of Life Sciences will be hiring a Research Specialist/Lab Manager to assist with ecological and biogeochemical field and laboratory research. Dr. Grimm and her team are conducting research on aridland streams and urban aquatic systems. The Research Specialist/Lab Manager will work with researchers in stream ecology (with a long-term project on Sycamore Creek, AZ and a new collaborative project studying stream metabolism across the continent) and urban ecology (with the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER and Urban Resilience to Extremes SRN). This position is funded by various grants for an initial appointment of one year, with an expectation of extension to the end of the funding period of the grants (December 2020). Continuation beyond the end of the grants is contingent on future grant funding. The start date is 1 July 2017, and the salary range is $38-45k per year (depending on experience). The successful applicant will perform a variety of work including standard field and laboratory observational and experimental procedures; installation, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of field sensors; laboratory organization and maintenance; collection, evaluation, analysis, and management of ecological data; and assistance with preparation of graphical material and manuscripts. The Research Specialist also will supervise undergraduate field and laboratory assistants. Field and laboratory research includes measurements of physical properties and structure of stream/riparian systems; biotic standing crops of e.g., algae, invertebrates, and wetland vegetation; biogeochemical and hydrologic processes; and ecosystem metabolism. Minimum Qualifications– Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences or a related field AND two years related ecological or biogeochemical research experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. • Experience conducting ecological field and laboratory analyses, including troubleshooting equipment and methods. • Driver’s license and ability to drive an off-road vehicle • Willingness and ability to work outdoors in sometimes hot conditions, ability to carry equipment and field supplies up to 40 lb. • Basic office skills and proficiency with standard computer platforms and software. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Desired Qualifications– Experience with: stream metabolism and nutrient spiraling measurements; standard techniques of water chemistry analysis; stream monitoring instrumentation, particularly hydrologic gauging instruments, automated water samplers (ISCO), field sensors (chloride, nitrate (SUNA), pressure transducers, micrometeorology instrumentation), data loggers, and sondes; statistical software such as R; GIS and other spatial mapping or analysis tools. Experience or knowledge of: stream ecology, hydrology, or biogeochemistry; taxonomy of benthic macroinvertebrates and/or benthic algae; using isotopes in ecological or hydrological research; using spreadsheets, databases and/or other data management software. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Lindsey Pollard at The job ad for the Research Specialist (REQ #32680BR) is now posted on with a close date of 06/12/2017. Posted: 5/23/17, revised: 5/31/17.

Arizona State University: The Hall Lab, in the School of Life Sciences, seeks to hire a Research Specialist to assist with ecological field and laboratory research. Principal Investigator Dr. Sharon J. Hall and her team conduct research on the ecology of native and managed ecosystems in the US and abroad. ASU is located in Tempe, Arizona, a vibrant college town nestled in the central valley of metro Phoenix and close to countless outdoor recreational activities. The start date for this position is June 1, 2017, and the salary ranges from $35-41k depending on experience. A successful applicant will be expected to perform a wide variety of standard laboratory and field experimental procedures; collect, evaluate, analyze, and manage scientific data; assist with manuscript preparation; and supervise students in the duties above. The research specialist will work on a variety of tasks and projects related to ongoing projects in the Hall lab, including a nationwide study on the ecology of urban residential landscapes; a social-ecological study of invasive plant species in Nepal; and other projects associated with the CAP LTER program. Essential duties and responsibilities of the Research Specialist include: · Manage laboratory and field work, including protocol development and implementation · Analysis of new and existing datasets using statistical software such as R or SPSS · Maintain overall lab operations associated with our research in the areas of urban ecology, soil science, conservation science, and ecosystem biogeochemistry, including maintaining safety protocols and certifications in the lab; updating permits; ordering and stocking lab supplies; and maintain the budgets of multiple research projects · Perform analyses using GIS · Provide technical and analytical support to graduate and undergraduate students who are doing independent research projects · Plan and participate in lab and project meetings. Minimum Qualifications: · Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; or a Master’s degree, or six years of research or experience appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. · Experience conducting ecological or biological fieldwork and laboratory analyses, including troubleshooting equipment or methods in the lab and field · Ability to work independently and with people from a variety of backgrounds. · Good written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively in teams · Basic office skills, including proficiency with MS Office programs · Valid driver’s license, the ability to drive an off-road vehicle, and the ability to lift up to 35 lbs. · Willingness to work occasional odd hours, weekends, or evenings to accommodate lab or field work in an outdoor setting · Experience with scientific writing Desired Qualifications: · Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the research area of the lab · Experience in a biogeochemical or analytical research laboratory in the environmental sciences. · Evidence of organizational skills, attention to detail, and supervision of students or staff. · Knowledge of basic analytical chemistry (such as reagent preparation, types of lab ware and their proper use, etc.) and instrumentation (e.g. gas chromatograph, colorimetric analyzer, environmental sensors) · Knowledge of data management, experimental design and statistical analyses in ecological studies. To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to Hannah Heavenrich at Please include your earliest start date. The applications will be reviewed in the order they are received; we will accept applications until May 15th. Posted: 5/1/17.

Arizona State University: The Living with Locusts project invites applicants for two positions to join our dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary team. Start times can be flexible but the positions are available immediately. The positions will be primarily based in the lab of Dr. Arianne Cease where we connect lab and field research to understand mechanisms of ecological and organismal function across multiple levels. Successful candidates will also work closely with the insect physiology lab of Dr. Jon Harrison at ASU, in addition to more distantly working with our other collaborators. These collaborators include natural scientists, social scientists, government agencies, community organizations, and farmers from North America and our field sites in Senegal, Australia, China, and Argentina. Please email Arianne ( with any questions. RESEARCH SPECIALIST: The Research Specialist will perform and oversee a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures including insect husbandry, chemical analyses, and lab safety in the Cease Lab and new Insect Research Facilities at ASU. The successful candidate will oversee the running and maintenance of these facilities, which includes maintaining host plants to feed four locust species, learning to operate and maintain various laboratory equipment, running and coordinating experiments, and managing data and methods. To review and apply go to Jobs at ASU, Requisition ID 26203BR. POSTDOC: The postdoctoral fellow will assist Dr. Arianne Cease with leading a research team in Senegal, including frequent communication with academic and government collaborators. At ASU, the fellow will work jointly with the Cease and Harrison labs to design and carry out experiments that further our understanding of locusts in the social-ecological system. The successful candidate will write manuscripts for publication and assist with or lead writing grant proposals. For details and to apply, visit Closes: Oct 3, 2016. Posted: 9/21/16.

Austin College: Coordinator, Austin College Center for Environmental Studies, Sherman, Texas. Coordinates, develops, plans, communicates, makes recommendations for, and markets: programs, events, and activities related to the Center for Environmental Studies and Austin College Thinking Green. Coordinates the activities of Austin College Thinking Green and the Student Sustainability Fund by supervising and advising student leaders and members. Assists with writing and administering program grants, greenhouse gas inventories, sustainability reporting, and all aspects of Sneed Prairie Restoration experiment. Trains, directs, and monitors student volunteers/workers. See the link above for the complete listing. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact me, Pete Schulze (, Professor of Biology & Environmental Science, Director, Center for Environmental Studies. Posted: 5/9/17.

Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation: Research Coordinator for Caño Palma Biological Station, Tortuguero, Costa Rica. COTERC seeks a full-time Research Coordinator to administer and operate the research projects permitted at Caño Palma Biological Station. Our mission is to provide leadership in education, research, conservation, and the educated use of natural resources in the tropics. The Biological Station is located next to the Caribbean Ocean within the Barra Colorado Wildlife Refuge and north of the Tortuguero National Park; a region renowned for its sea turtles and lowland rainforest with high diversity. The position is full time with a commitment of at least 12 months, starting no later than August 2017. This position encourages independent research to be carried out by the Research Coordinator. Preference will be given to candidates with an excellent work ethic and experience in biological/environmental research projects. A record of excellence in dealing with volunteers, student groups, researchers, difficult work situations and conflict resolution are crucial. Candidates should be fluent in English and must minimally have an intermediate level of spoken/written Spanish as presentations and meetings are conducted with local authorities in Spanish, and reports are submitted to the government in Spanish. An MSc in biology or ecology with experience working in remote tropical ecosystems, conservation, research/monitoring and sustainable development is preferred. The position entails project report writing and permit application paperwork throughout the year. You will also be expected to give logistical support and mentoring to visiting researchers and groups. We are looking for someone who is open-minded and with a recognizable level of maturity and professionalism with cultural differences, and an ability to relate conservation/scientific concepts to lay people. The candidate will recognize that the ecosystem is hot, humid, and that working conditions can be difficult at times. There must be a willingness to lead and participate in monitoring programs as required. Caño Palma Biological Station hosts researchers from various international educational institutions, and independent researchers, who may work on independent permitted research projects, some of which are tied to our monitoring and conservation programs. We also host undergraduate classes, student interns, and volunteers, all working on various monitoring and community conservation permitted programs. The successful candidate is foremost expected to work in collaboration and development of wildlife monitoring programs, which includes marine sea turtles, migratory and resident birds, large mammals, and herpetological studies. As well, the research coordinator works in concert with the station manager to ensure the overall quality of experience of user groups and visitors and to ensure compliance with Health and Safety standards. Special attention is to be given to issues of education, community conservation, sustainability, and working with a local village. The research coordinator reports directly to station manager, and coordinates with COTERC, and completes assigned tasks as requested by the Board. To apply and for further details, please contact Dr. Nathan Lovejoy at Applications are to include a cover letter, a CV, and three references. Salary package includes food and lodging. Posted: 5/31/17.

Center for Biological Diversity: We are currently looking for a full-time Staff Scientist for the Endangered Species Program. This position is located in Portland, Oregon. The Center for Biological Diversity, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of imperiled plants, animals and wild places, seeks a staff scientist to advocate for the conservation of endangered species across the United States. The position will involve working with a team of attorneys, communications specialists and advocates to protect endangered species across the country. This will require a dynamic, dedicated individual with a strong background in conservation biology and advocacy. See the full job ad for details: Posted: 5/9/17.

Clemson University's Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science has an opening for a full time permanent technician position. The Institute and the position are located in Georgetown SC (not on campus). Georgetown is about halfway between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, on the Atlantic Coast. Job Summary: Manages environmental sensor program for variety of environmental research projects, including installation, calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Helps plan sensor deployment and use, and manages data collected by sensors. Apply through the Clemson HR website: Click External Applicant Staff Job Board. This is Job #100953. Posted: 9/20/16.

Colorado State University The Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship is seeking a Communications Coordinator. The individual filling this position will help develop online content for the department, communicate research and education activities, and design/facilitate outreach workshops. We are seeking an individual with experience in public relations and/or journalism with an interest in ecology, environmental science, and/or natural resource management. Please see for more information and contact if you have any questions. Please note that we will begin reviewing applications in early March (apply by 3/6/2017). Posted: 2/22/17.

Duke University: Research Technician Position – Drosophila genetics and behavior. The Bhandawat lab studies how an animal's behavior emerges from the complex interaction amongst the animal's nervous system, its muscle-body dynamics, and its environment. We use fruitflies (Drosophila melanogaster) as our model organism because they perform many complex behaviors with a relatively simple brain, and because of the many genetic tools that are available in the flies. We employ a multi-pronged approach which includes in vivo whole-cell patch clamp recordings, imaging, quantitative measurement of behavior, biomechanics and computation. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to Vikas Bhandawat ( The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Responsibilities: - The job is 20% supporting other research in the lab and 80% performing research. -Maintain Drosophila stock collection, make solutions, waste management, and order supplies. -Calendar and website maintenance, as well as other administrative work, may be required. -Research, including genetic crosses in flies and performing behavioral experiments. Qualifications: BS in Biology. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with Drosophila. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to details are highly valued for this position. Experience with Matlab and Adobe Illustrator is desirable. Strong quantitative training is desirable. End Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Posted: 1/5/17.

Duke University: A Research Technician is wanted to participate in research in evolutionary ecology and genetics of plants. Research in this lab combines work in the field, laboratory, and greenhouse to study genotype-environment interactions and ecological epigenetics. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field, experience in plant care, impeccable organizational skills, and familiarity with molecular biology procedures such as DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, and RNA quantification. Duties include plant care, molecular and biochemical work; maintenance of field/greenhouse experiments, data management, general lab and clerical tasks. Motivated individuals will have the opportunity to participate in data analysis, presentation, and manuscript writing. Available November 2016. Currently for one year, potentially renewable for two or more. Please send CV and names of references to Kathleen Donohue: Review of applications will begin 1 October 2016. Posted: 9/20/16.

Ecological Society of America: we seek an Editorial Assistant to help produce Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a high ranking monthly journal focusing on ecological and environmental science. The Editorial Assistant will manage the online peer review system, copyedit manuscripts, check page proofs, run the twitter account, plus do a little bit of design and occasional writing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, focused, able to work cheerfully and accurately under pressure, and will have experience of Microsoft Office, Twitter, Photoshop, and Wordpress. A relevant Bachelor's degree is a must (eg Ecology, Environmental Science or Conservation) plus one to two years' editorial experience. Downtown Washington DC location; competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits. Email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr Sue Silver, at - Put "Editorial Assistant Search" in the subject line. Closing date December 4, 2016. Posted: 11/16/16.

Emory University: The Civitello Lab in the Biology Department is searching for a research technician to assist in lab management and running experiments. The lab studies the ecological drivers of parasite transmission and reproduction, primarily using human schistosomes and their snail intermediate hosts. We conduct experiments and build models that are meant to bridge physiological processes within individuals and population dynamics. The person in this position will maintain snail populations, conduct ecological experiments with snails and schistosome parasites, collect and organize data, and perform analyses under the direction of the PI. In addition, this person will be responsible for maintaining the biosafety requirements of a BSL2 facility as well as the logistics of the laboratory. The latter includes maintaining and continually updating the inventory of media, chemicals, as well as ordering supplies and equipment needed by the people in the lab. Other responsibilities include supervising Work Study and other student employees. The position may be renewable after one year. See the complete posting. Dave Civitello, Department of Biology, Posted: 1/23/17.

Florida International University: The Southeast Environmental Research Center is seeking a Senior Laboratory Technician. I'm looking fill to a position in my laboratory to assist with our studies of fish and macroinvertebrate communities in the Everglades. These is a full-time position with full State of Florida benefits (insurance and retirement). Starting salary range: $38-45k depending on qualifications. Please contact Joel Trexler ( with any questions or apply online at and reference job opening ID # 512969. The position is open now for immediate start. I will begin screening applications on February 24, 2017. The successful candidate will serve as my laboratory manager, coordinating laboratory and field work and assisting me with data analysis and writing of technical reports and research papers for publication. My preferred candidate with have an M.S. in biology or environmental science with documentation of significant training in quantitative ecology. Programming in R, SAS, or both, and ArcGIS are required for this position. Specific duties may include: • Organizes and executes ecological field sampling program in the Everglades. Processes samples of fish and macro invertebrates from the Everglades. Enters data into computer spreadsheet. Conducts statistical analyses with computer software and assists in writing reports. • Performs research work in outdoor settings in South Florida; wading in Everglades habitats to collect environmental samples and specimens. • May be expected to drive boats and travel to field sites in a helicopter. • Revises and approves laboratory and field procedures for the processing of fish and other biological samples from the Everglades. • Maintains database of aquatic animal data and assures the transfer of laboratory data to funding agencies. Participates in and supervises sample processing, data entry, and data QA/QC. • Applies for and maintains adherence to all research and collecting permits and other contracting requirements. Ensures IACUC and Environmental Health and Safety compliance. • Works with FIU's financial software for purchasing and receiving. • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position. • Must have a car and provide for personal transportation to work at multiple FIU campuses. Posted: 7/25/16, revised: 2/14/17.

Florida State University: The research technician will be based in the Department of Biological Sciences at FSU in Tallahassee, Florida, supervised by Dr. Andrew Rassweiler, but will also work closely with Dr. Sarah Lester in FSU’s Department of Geography. The technician will help support an exciting portfolio of projects focused on the topics of marine biodiversity, coral reef resilience, ecological state change, marine spatial planning, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Research in the lab is inherently interdisciplinary, focusing on addressing fundamental questions in marine ecology, but also on applying those insights to conservation and management. The position includes a broad diversity of responsibilities and the ideal candidate is excited to participate in a range of research activities. The initial focus of the position will be on measuring marine biodiversity as part of a multi-institution Marine Biodiversity Observing Network project. For this project, the technician will help to develop a tradeoff framework to estimate costs and benefits of alternative sampling methods and guide decisions about the design of future monitoring. The technician will work with ecological data from diverse sources, and will participate in the development of cutting-edge techniques for biodiversity monitoring. In addition to this focal project, there will be opportunities to engage in other research projects in the lab, including field work. The research technician will be expected to: - Assist with data acquisition, management, processing, and analysis of large disparate datasets. - Help with parameterizing and running simulation models. - Conduct literature reviews and assist with preparing scientific manuscripts and presentations, with the potential to be involved as a co-author on papers. - Assist with managing the lab, including purchasing supplies and equipment, organizing the lab, coordinating lab logistics, and recruiting and coordinating undergraduate research assistants. - Participate in local marine fieldwork in coastal, intertidal and possibly subtidal habitats. Qualifications: Required: - Bachelors or Masters degree in Marine Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field. - Strong quantitative and statistical skills and/or interest in developing those skills - Experience with programming or scripted analysis in programs such as R, SAS, Matlab or similar. - Strong skills in data acquisition and management. - 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. Terms: Ideally the position would start in September 2017, but start date is flexible. Initial appointment would be for one year, with strong potential for renewal contingent on performance. Apply by submitting a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references as a single PDF to Contact Dr. Andrew Rassweiler at with any questions. Application review will begin on July 15, 2017, although all applications received before August 1 will be considered. Posted: 6/28/17.

Georgia Southern University: Seeking full time Sustainability Program Coordinator for GSU's growing Center for Sustainability. Program Coordinator to assist with the development, planning, communication, implementation, and assessment of sustainability programming for Georgia Southern University. The Program Coordinator will work with the Director to oversee the operations of existing programs including Tailgate Recycling; RecycleMania; Environmental Community Cinema; Sustainability Seminar Series; No Impact Week; GreenFest; Campus Community Garden and Food Waste Composting; Residence Hall Recycling Incentive Programs; assist with the coordination of the Afterschool Garden Program; and develop new programs as needed to further sustainability education and engagement. Apply here: Please direct questions to Lissa M. Leege, Ph.D Professor of Biology & Director, Center for Sustainability, Georgia Southern University, PO Box 8042-1, Statesboro, GA 30460. 912-478-0800 (phone), Application deadline 7/22/16. Posted: 7/7/16.

Humboldt State University: Instructional Support Technician III (IST III), Greenhouse Collections Manager, $4,107-6,667/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full time, benefited, 12-month position with a one-year probationary period in the Department of Biological Sciences. The HSU Dennis K. Walker Greenhouse and associated facilities (experimental greenhouse, ex-perimental garden, and campus landscape plantings) contains one of the largest teaching collections of living plants in California. The complex accommodates plants from 187 plant families and is used by students in introductory and advanced botany and biology courses. Controlled temperatures and climatic conditions allow a variety of plants to be maintained in the rooms of the greenhouses. Minimum Qualifications - Must have a Bachelor's degree in botany or horticulture (or equivalent), two years of experience working in a greenhouse, plant nursery, botanical garden, or a comparable setting is preferred. One year of experience in a managerial position in such a setting and a graduate degree is preferred. For details and to apply, see, Job # 16-90 (pdf). Review Date: January 10, 2017. Posted: 12/6/16.

Indiana University: The Phillips lab is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our team as a Research Associate. Research in the Phillips lab focuses on quantifying how plant-microbe interactions influence biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem processes in forests. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and conducting fieldwork from April to October (at multiple forest sites across the eastern and Midwestern US), and coordinating lab work during the non-growing season. Field duties include collecting soil and plant tissue samples, deploying ingrowth cores, capturing minirhizotron images, maintaining field plots, setting and re-measuring dendrometer bands, downloading data from data loggers, and supervising field campaigns. Lab duties include: maintaining a clean and safe work environment, ordering supplies, overseeing lab finances, supervising lab personnel, training and mentoring undergraduate researchers and technicians, operating and maintaining scientific instruments, analyzing and organizing data, and helping to write and edit manuscripts. Qualifications: A B.S. in the biological sciences is required (focus in ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental science, or soil science) and a M.S. is strongly preferred. Overall, the successful applicant must be well-organized, detail-oriented, posses strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision as part of a research team. The successful applicant should have experience with flow injection and combustion/gas analyzers, soil analyses, and data organization/analysis, and a willingness to travel to remote field sites to conduct physically-strenuous field work, often under adverse conditions. An ability to carry heavy samples and supplies (up to 30 lbs.) in a backpack across rugged terrain is vital. The successful applicant will need to have access to a reliable vehicle for fieldwork (mileage will be reimbursed). Salary: $37k + benefits. The initial appointment is for one year, starting as soon as possible (preferably by early July), with the strong possibility of an extension depending on funds and satisfactory performance. To apply: Please submit 1) a brief cover letter describing your research/educational background, why you're interested in the position, and the date you are available to start, 2) a CV that lists pertinent courses (with GPA) and previous research experience, and the names and contact info (including email addresses) of three references. All materials should be submitted via For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by May 12, 2017. For additional questions, email Dr. Rich Phillips ( Posted: 4/12/17.

Indiana University: We are seeking a highly-motivated research technician to join a team of scientists studying land-atmosphere interactions. Our work is broadly focused on explaining ecosystem carbon and water cycle dynamics in North American ecosystems using a range of tools, including eddy covariance observations, tree physiological measurements, and network-level syntheses of micro-meteorological data. The work of the research technician will be focused on understanding ecosystem carbon and water cycling in the eastern U.S. The approach will blend a combination of field work, laboratory analyses, and automated data management and analysis. The research technician will be based in Bloomington, IN, but will travel occasionally to remote field sites in North Carolina and Arkansas. This position may be particularly attractive to young scientists who are thinking about pursuing a PhD in ecosystem science, as the technician will be exposed to a wide range of cutting edge field work and analysis tools. The technician will be supervised by Dr. Kim Novick, and will have the opportunity to interface with a range of scientists and students working at Indiana University. The duration of the position is 12-months, with an opportunity for extension contingent upon performance and funding. Qualifications: The successful applicant should have a bachelors and/or masters degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field, and should be comfortable working alone or as part of a team. Applicants with prior field research experience are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate an ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment. Prior experience with Matlab, R, SAS or a similar software program is desired but not required. Salary: $30-35k, depending on experience. Full benefits included. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers and email addresses) at: For specific questions or more information, please contact Dr. Novick. Posted: 3/27/17.

Integrated Statistics: We are looking to hire a Biological Technician to assist with analysis of the effects of climate-driven ecosystem change on Atlantic salmon growth and survival at sea, with focus on West Greenland salmon. The Biological Technician will extract growth data from archived scale samples from Atlantic salmon harvested in Greenland from 1969 through to the present. The position is for one year and will be stationed at NOAA/NEFSC in Woods Hole, MA. See the full posting for details and to apply. Posted: 12/23/16.

Kansas State University: We seek a full-time research assistant for the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program. Duties include assisting with field operations and sampling for grassland ecological studies, including climate manipulation experiments, fire and grazing studies, and related research projects at Konza Prairie Biological Station; assists with set-up and maintenance of field experiments, construction and installation of field equipment (e.g., rainout shelters), maintenance of experimental treatments, field measurements of plant and soil characteristics, downloading and processing of sensor data; assists with collection and processing of soil and plant samples; installs and maintains environmental sensors and data loggers; maintains field and laboratory records and data sheets; coordinates activities of student research assistants. Requires B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences or related field; experience with ecological methods, including installation and maintenance of field equipment, and collection and processing of plant and soil samples; ability to work outdoors under moderately challenging conditions; valid driver’s license; basic computer skills, including Excel spreadsheets, and ability to work in a team environment. Preferred qualifications include M.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences or related field, or equivalent experience in ecological research; experience in use of field environmental sampling equipment (environmental sensors, portable infrared gas analyzer for soil CO2 flux, neutron probes, hydraulic corer, etc.), experience with Campbell Scientific data loggers, and familiarity with grassland ecology. Initial appointment will be for 1 year with annual renewals possible contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. The minimum annual salary for this position is $33k + benefits. Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, education, internal equity and available funding. Apply here. Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to John Blair ( Posted: 5/23/17.

Lehigh University: The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a full-time Scientific Instrument Technician. The scientific instrument technician will provide advanced instrument technical support for research laboratories, fabrication support for field and laboratory teaching and research activities, and mechanical, electronic, and electrical support for departmental equipment. Successful candidates will have an MS degree or equivalent, and 3-5 years of related work experience. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with analytical equipment operation, maintenance, and customization, as well as chemical analysis, isotope chemistry, and/or laboratory operation. To apply or to obtain additional details see the position details. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by September 30, 2016. For additional information contact Robert Booth, Search Committee Chair, 1 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015, Posted: 8/24/16.

Lincoln Park Zoo: two positions for Associate Population Biologist at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Population Management Center. Provides scientific and logistical assistance to the cooperatively managed animal programs. Collaborates with staff at zoos around the country to support the management of zoo populations. Initiates and collaborates in data analyses and research related to the management of small populations of animals. For more information and to apply, go to Posted: 6/28/17.

Marine Biological Laboratory: A full-time position as a Research Assistant 1 or Research Assistant 2 is available in the MBL’s Ecosystems Center, to be filled by May 2017. Candidates will do field work under challenging circumstances, should be comfortable dealing with boat operations, should know or be able to learn to carry out biogeochemical analyses in the laboratory, and will work extensively with spreadsheet data treatments, statistical analyses, and creating graphical data depictions. Sampling and other field work will largely take place in estuaries and salt marshes within the Cape Cod region, as well as occasionally elsewhere, such as mangrove swamps in Trinidad in the Caribbean. Appointment will be for a year, but could be extended. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree in sciences. Applicants will be required to upload the following documents during the online application process: 1 – Cover Letter 2 – Resume/CV 3 – References: At least 2 with contact info 4 – A statement of professional goals APPLY ONLINE: Posted: 4/5/17.

Michigan State University: The Meek Lab is looking to hire a highly motivated lab technician in conservation genomics. The lab uses field collections and experiments, combined with next-generation sequencing data, to address fundamental ecological questions that are highly relevant to the conservation and management of species. We primarily work in aquatic systems. We are looking for an enthusiastic and responsible individual to join our team. This will be a full time position. Primary duties will include: 1. Conducting molecular lab work, such as sample processing, DNA and RNA extractions, PCR, and preparing sequencing libraries 2. Ordering equipment and supplies for the lab 3. Lab supply and equipment maintenance and organization 4. Creating and curating a database to organize lab samples 5. Training and coordinating lab work of fellow lab members and visiting scholars 6. Conducting literature reviews on various topics related to conservation, genetics, fisheries, ecology, and evolution 7. Maintaining lab web site 8. Assisting with field work, as needed . Qualifications: Applicants should have a Bachelors of Science in ecology, evolution, genetics, or related field, with a preference given to those with a Master’s degree. Applicants should also have extensive experience conducting molecular lab work, including DNA extractions and PCR. Application review will begin November 15. Please feel free to email before applying to start a conversation. Interested candidates should read about the work we do at and email Mariah Meek ( with the following: 0)”Prospective lab tech” in the email subject 1) Brief cover letter describing research and lab work experience and career goals 2) CV 3) Names and email addresses for 3 references. Posted: 11/6/16.

Michigan State University: The Wetzel Lab is hiring a full-time research technician. We are looking for someone who is passionate about studying how biological diversity or climate variability influences insects and their interactions with plants and predators. We use lab, greenhouse, and field experiments and quantitative tools to address fundamental ecological questions that are relevant to agricultural sustainability or climate change. There are two main lines of inquiry in the lab: 1) How does trait diversity within and among plant species influence insect herbivores and predators? We are especially focused on diversity in plant chemistry among individuals within a population. 2) How does temperature variability influence interactions among plants, insect herbivores, and predators? We are interested in understanding how the increased frequency of high temperature events associated with climate change is changing the ecology of plants and insects. The initial hire is for one year with funding set aside for two additional years, given satisfactory performance in the first year. Starts date is negotiable, but the ideal start is winter 2017. Qualifications: Applicants should have a BS or MS in ecology, entomology, or a related field and experience with working with plants and/or insects in the lab, greenhouse, and or field. We are especially interested in candidates who have run large field or greenhouse experiments. The job will require excellent organizational and communication skills, a passion for science, creativity in the face of major obstacles, teamwork, leadership, and, most importantly, a steadfast sense of humor. The successful candidate will work independently at times and at other times lead a team of 2-4 student researchers. Candidates need to be able to obtain a driver’s license. The Wetzel Lab strives to be a safe space for diversity in STEM. The research technician will work on projects from initiation through completion and publication. This provides the opportunity for the technician to learn about all the steps in the scientific process. In addition, there will be abundant opportunities for the technician to learn key technical skills in plant-insect ecology and entomology including experimental design, sampling techniques, greenhouse plant growth, insect rearing, field ecology techniques, analysis of plant chemistry, thermal biology, climate change experiments, ecological data-analysis, and others depending on the interests of the technician. Finally, the technician will gain considerable experience leading teams of research assistants. MSU is an exciting place to study plant-insect ecology. The university has a large and dynamic community of scientists working on cutting-edge questions about plants and insects in natural and agricultural ecosystems. Potential collaborators and colleagues can be found in the departments of Entomology, Plant Biology, and Integrative Biology, and across the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program. The university has an extensive greenhouse facility and access to field sites on campus and at the MSU Kellogg Biological Station nearby. Apply: read the lab webpage (link above) and Will Wetzel's faculty page then email me ( with the following. 0) "Prospective technician” in email subject 1) Brief cover letter describing research interests and career goals 2) CV 3) Names and email addresses for 3 references. Candidates who apply by November 15th will be given preference. Please feel free to email before applying to start a conversation. Posted: 9/29/16.

Montana State University: The Bozeman Disease Ecology Lab is currently seeking a research associate to support multiple projects on the dynamics of infectious diseases and the ecology of bats. The research associate will be responsible for acquiring, organizing, and processing data for two major projects: 1) data on pathogens emerging from wildlife into humans to parameterize models of spillover (including bat viruses and avian influenza); and 2) data on western bats and their habitats to assess susceptibility to white-nose syndrome (WNS). The successful candidate will support a team of postdocs, senior research personnel, and faculty members working on mechanistic models of pathogen spillover and ecological niche models for western bat species under current and future climate conditions. See the full job description at Primary duties will include: data wrangling and organization; communicating with scientists, agencies, and institutions to access databases containing information on bat ecology and pathogen spillover; developing data sharing agreements as needed; maintaining a database and overseeing quality control. Required qualifications: Master's degree in ecology, biology, zoology, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field, or we will consider someone with a B.S. and multiple years of relevant research experience; previous experience collecting and managing large datasets from multiple sources; experience with databases and R programming; and demonstrated proficiency in GIS. Please apply through the link above to upload a cover letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications and your CV. Screening of applications will begin on March 14, 2017. Posted: 3/1/17.

National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology: Field Technician III-Mammalogy. The Domain 14 Field Technician’s primary work location is near Tucson, AZ. This position supports sites in the Desert Southwest Domain. Desert Southwest sites are located at Santa Rita Experimental Range near Tucson, Jornada LTER near Las Cruces, NM and near Phoenix, AZ. The Desert Southwest Domain includes western Texas, southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, southern Nevada, and Southern California. Field Technician III - is the shift lead performing and supervising seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. The Field Technician III will have primary responsibility for coordinating sampling and laboratory activities at terrestrial sampling sites, and will have additional roles and responsibilities assisting the Field Operations Manager with management of the Domain Support Facility, hiring and training seasonal field staff, and acting as manager in the absence of the Field Operations Manager. Mammalogy emphasis: • Lead, perform and coordinate teams performing small mammal trapping. • Obtain measurements and record observations of captured rodents including animal identification of local species. • Collect tissue and blood samples from captured rodents. • Train domain staff on best practices for animal handling and sample collection techniques. Go to and search open positions to apply online. Posted: 6/9/17.

National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology: Field Technician - Instrumentation. The National Ecological Observatory Network, Pacific Southwest domain is seeking 2 qualified technicians to maintain 3 flux towers in the foothills and Sierra Nevada near Fresno, CA. Go to and search open positions to apply online. Posted: 12/13/16.

National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology: Field Technician I (instrumentation emphasis, entry level), in Land O’Lakes, WI The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager in the NEON Great Lakes Domain. The technician’s primary responsibilities include maintenance and troubleshooting of environmental sensors associated with NEON’s terrestrial and aquatic field sites in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This includes tower-mounted micrometeorological instrumentation, soil sensor arrays, groundwater wells, weather stations, and buoy-mounted aquatic sensors. Secondary work assignments may include more traditional field approaches addressing community and ecosystem ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments. To Apply: see (Requisition 1858. Posted: 11/9/16.

National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.: Field Operations Manager, Manhattan KS and Field Operations Manager, Tuscaloosa AL. The NEON Program is a continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by NSF that gathers and synthesizes data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. The observatory is designed to collect high-quality, standardized data from field sites across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. This position manages a broad scope of scientific inquiry, managing a multi-disciplinary team of field scientists who collect measurements related to botany, mammalogy, limnology, micrometeorology, eddy flux and water quality at six NEON sites. See the links above for details and to apply. Posted: 9/28/16.

National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.: Two Job Openings: (1) Airborne Sensor Operations Technician The Airborne Sensor Operator conducts airborne surveys of NEON sites (which are distributed across United States) during research flights. The incumbent supports instrument calibration and maintenance in the field and at NEON’s AOP Sensor Test Facility. The Airborne Sensor Operator deploys with the AOP flight team up to 25 days at a time; will work extended hours, and will fly onboard the airborne system for extended periods. Apply: See Requisition #1828 at (2) Systems Integration & Verification Field Installation Technician. Reporting to the Field Deployment Team Lead, the Field Installation Technician will assist with tower deployment, installation, checkout, test and commissioning of all sensors and instrumentation at NEON Observatory domain locations throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Apply: See Requisition #1744 at Posted: 9/6/16.

National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc.: Field Technician I, Land O Lakes, Wisconsin. The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be hired as a Field Technician I. The primary responsibilities for this position include: · Maintaining and troubleshooting terrestrial and aquatic field instrumentation. · Terrestrial biological sampling and sample processing related to plant, soil, and/or insects, including supervising temporary (seasonal) employees hired to assist with this work. · Assistance in other supporting roles (e.g., equipment inventory, field vehicle maintenance, shipping and receiving, training). Apply at, Requisition #1809. Posted: 7/18/16.

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 Park Service: The National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Network based in Rapid City, SD is looking to hire 4 biological technicians to assist with our vegetation monitoring program. Our mission is to monitor the condition of vegetation in 11 park units throughout the Northern Great Plains in Nebraska, Wyoming, and North and South Dakota. This includes work in Badlands, Wind Cave, and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks and Devils Tower National Monument. The positions involve identifying hundreds of plant species and a combination of office work, field time, and travel to the parks. These are permanent subject-to-furlough jobs with the federal government. Two positions will be crew leaders. These will be paid for 9 months per year (March-December) starting at $17.26 per hour plus retirement/health benefits. Two additional positions will be hired as crew members starting at $15.49 per hour plus benefits. Applications are open through Monday, September 12, 2016. For more information and to apply please find the jobs on USAJOBS: crew members | crew leaders. The positions are also open to current Department of Interior employees or those with eligibility from the Land Workforce Flexibility Act (2- years+ seasonal/term employment): crew members | crew leaders. Posted: 8/30/16.

New Mexico State University: Program Specialist, Jornada Experimental Range. Bachelor’s degree and one year professional experience. Position is contingent upon funding. Valid driver’s license required. Position requires travel to plant site. Applications must be submitted online by: 2/12/2017. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit:, Posting #1700020S. Posted: 1/23/17.

Northwest Florida State College: Environmental Researcher - Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA). Temporary Full-Time Grant Position – Contingent upon Availability of Funds. Position Number: GRAN18. Salary: $27,500-30,000 depending on qualifications. Location: Niceville and South Walton Campuses. Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct and manage field and laboratory research on coastal dune lakes. Sample fish populations using a variety of methods (e.g., electrofishing). Complete lake vegetation surveys. Collect water samples and measure other field variables. Analyze water chemistry variables (e.g., total phosphorus, total nitrogen, chlorophyll, turbidity, pH). Enumerate phytoplankton. Maintain field and laboratory equipment including vehicles and vessels. Manage large, databases. Disseminate research outcomes to various outlets via written and oral materials and presentations. Assist with scientific-based, water quality summary reports for state/county governments and local communities. Train students and volunteers in field and laboratory. Assist with MKEI and CBA outreach events. Complement the MKEI and CBA team and perform other duties assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor degree in aquatic science, environmental science, natural resource management, or related field required. Three years professional experience managing aquatic resources and/or Master of Science degree preferred. Knowledge of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna. Aptitude in field and laboratory methods and procedures. Experience managing databases and other detailed-oriented tasks. Proficiency in ArcGIS software preferred. Ability to self-motivate, complete work within given deadline, and coordinate numerous projects and tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated excellence engaging students and community members in science. Experience operating boats, trailers and/or heavy equipment, or willingness to learn. Willingness to work occasional weekend, early morning, or evening hours. Willingness and ability to work in adverse weather, including cold, heat, and/or rain. Valid driver license, Florida Safe Driver (or equivalent) required. How to Apply:, Application Deadline: May 24, 2017. Posted: 4/25/17.

Ohio State University: Drs. Michael Fraker and Stuart Ludsin are seeking a full-time technician to assist on a project designed to better understand how prey integrate phenotypically-plastic antipredator defenses (behavior, morphology) over their development. The responsibilities of the technician would include: 1) measuring and imaging tadpoles; 2) analyzing behavioral data on tadpoles and their predators; 3) conducting measurements of physiological condition; 4) assisting with laboratory and outdoor mesocosm experiments; and 5) data entry. Opportunities will exist to help with data analysis, manuscript writing, and/or student mentorship, depending on experience. Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of technicians, students, post-docs, and faculty at OSU’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups. A master’s degree in biology, ecology, general aquatic sciences, or a related field is preferred. However, those with a bachelor’s degree and a strong academic background or wealth of related work experience are also encouraged to apply. Experience working with amphibians is useful, but not required. Compensation: $12-14 per hour, depending on experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Funding exists for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year following successful completion of a one-year probationary period. Start date: April-May 2017 is ideal, although exceptions will be made, if needed. How to apply: Please submit the following materials to Dr. Michael Fraker ( 1) a cover letter that briefly describes your educational and research background, as well as describes your research interests/career goals; 2) your curriculum vitae (or resume); 3) an unofficial copy of your college/university transcripts; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. Please place “Predator-Prey Project” in the subject line. The application window will close on April 10, 2017. Posted: 3/27/17.

Ohio State University: A full-time technician position is available to assist on a field- and laboratory-based research project that has been assessing the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife channel catfish reservoir-stocking program, and also helping to better understand the ecology of this species. This project requires extensive field sampling for adult channel catfish (June, hoop nets) and other top predators (autumn, electrofishing). When not in the field, the incumbent would help with the following: 1) otolith preparation and aging; 2) diet analysis; 3) conducting hatchery experiments; and 4) data entry. Opportunities will exist to help with data analysis, manuscript writing, and/or student mentorship, depending on experience. Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of technicians, students, post-docs, and faculty at the Aquatic Ecology Lab within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Qualifications: Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups. A master’s degree in biology, ecology, general aquatic sciences, or a related field is preferred. However, those with a bachelor’s degree and a strong academic background or wealth of related work experience are also encouraged to apply. Compensation: $12-14 per hour, depending on experience, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Funding exists for two years, following successful completion of a one-year probationary period. Start date: Early May 2017 is preferred, although exceptions will be made, if needed. How to apply: Please submit the following materials to Cory Becher ( 1) a cover letter that briefly describes your educational and research background, as well as describes your research interests/career goals; 2) your curriculum vitae (or resume); 3) an unofficial copy of your college/university transcripts; and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. Please place “Channel Catfish Project” in the subject line. The application window will close on April 7, 2017. Posted: 3/27/17.

Ohio State University: One full-time position, Research Assistant I-B/H, is available in the Aquatic Ecology Lab. The research assistant will work closely with Dr. Hood and assist with laboratory maintenance and set up, sample analysis, data analysis, conduct field surveys, and run laboratory experiments. From May to September, the position will likely require extensive field work involving measurements of stream and/or lake food webs, primary production, nutrient cycling. During other times of the year, duties will include analysis of samples for soluble and particulate carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, data entry and analysis, as well as assisting with and/or conducting experiments. Depending upon experience, the position will allow for involvement in manuscript preparation and undergraduate student mentorship. DUTIES: 33% Laboratory work: Analysis of soluble and particulate carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus samples; maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment; laboratory set up and organization; ordering supplies. 33% Data analysis: Preparation and analysis of existing stream metabolism, nutrient cycling, and food web time series datasets. Depending on experience the position will allow for involvement in manuscript preparation. 33% Conducting field surveys and laboratory experiments: Position will involve measurements of aquatic metabolism, nutrient cycling as well as collection of water and biological samples. May require overnight stays at research sites on or near Lake Erie. Conduct laboratory experiments examining how temperature and nutrients influence autotrophs and/or herbivores. EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field (ecology, natural resources, fisheries). Further education and/or experience is preferred. Candidate must be self-motivated, willing to work both independently and in a team setting. Preferred qualifications include: a) training and interest in aquatic ecology; b) experience with laboratory analysis of soluble (NH4, NO3, and SRP) and particulate nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) samples; c) experience with the R statistical computing environment and an introductory-level understanding of statistics; d) prior field and laboratory experience. SALARY: $13.50–17.50/hr, depending upon experience. This is a one-year position that may be extended depending upon performance and funding availability. To apply, please send a statement of interest, CV, and contact information (email and phone numbers) for at least three professional references to Jim Hood at Posted: 12/15/16.

Ohio State University: Full time Research Technician (Lake Erie walleye population), Aquatic Ecology Lab. One full-time position for a research assistant is available for a field- and laboratory-based research project on the Lake Erie walleye population. The project will assess current zooplankton quality and the effects of differing food quality on larval and juvenile walleye. Duties will include extensive field sampling for larval fish, eggs, zooplankton, and phytoplankton during February through May. During other times of the year, duties will include sample processing (e.g., larval fish identification and diets, zooplankton identification), data entry and analysis, and assisting with experiments. Additionally, depending on experience, the position will allow for involvement in data analysis, manuscript writing, and undergraduate student mentorship. Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field related to biology, ecology, environmental science, or similar, and further education and/or experience is preferred. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work with a variety of people. Successful candidates must be able to conduct field sampling from a boat in rough conditions, be flexible enough to spend extended periods (multiple days) at research sites on Lake Erie, be willing to use a microscope for extended periods, and be willing and capable of performing standard laboratory procedures. Prior field and laboratory experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Salary: $12-15/hr, depending on experience, including a comprehensive benefits package. The position will last 1 year with possible extension, with a start date as soon as possible. How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, (unofficial) college transcripts, and names/contacts for three references via email. Address applications and further inquiries to Zoe Almeida (; Phone: (614)292-1613). Posted: 9/13/16.

Ohio State University: Full time Research Technician (Zooplankton), Aquatic Ecology Lab. One full-time position for at least 1 year (with preference for extension beyond 1 year) is available to assist with sample processing for various research projects conducted on Lake Erie and Ohio reservoirs. The main duties will be 1) zooplankton identification and enumeration, 2) larval fish identification and diets, and 3) standard laboratory work. The incumbent will assist with other field/lab work as needed. Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field related to biology, ecology, environmental science, or similar, and further education and/or experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience using microscopes and/or identifying/enumerating zooplankton. Salary: $12-15/hr, depending on experience, including a comprehensive benefits package. The position will last 1 year with possible extension, with a start date as soon as possible. How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, (unofficial) college transcripts, and names/contacts for three references via email. Address applications and further inquiries to Zoe Almeida (; Phone: (614)292-1613). Posted: 9/13/16.

Ohio State University: Research Associate II position in isotope geochemistry (50-54k starting salary). Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and student training on a noble gas mass spectrometer (Helix SFT) and peripherals, a multi-collector noble gas mass spectrometer (Argus VI+) and peripherals, as well as a stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer (Delta V Advantage) and peripherals. For details and application form see Applications are due 31 July 2016. For questions, please contact Dr. Tom Darrah ( or Dr. Andrea Grottoli ( Posted: 7/18/16.

Purdue University: I intend to hire a technician to help develop a new and flexible design for rainout shelters, and to lead the construction of these shelters. The work will take place first in an agricultural setting (row crops) and subsequently possibly in forests, with intermittent work assisting related projects in prairies. The research technician description is below. The position will involve a good bit of work solving design challenges, and will involve building large structures and outfitting them with sensors and dataloggers. If you are interested in taking on this challenge, please see below. Please be sure to highlight relevant experience in your cover letter. You are welcome to contact me in advance by email with questions: (but you must apply online - Job Number: 1602126). Applications are being reviewed as they are received, and I would like to have someone start asap. Posted: 4/3/17.

Purdue University: I am seeking an individual who can assist with research efforts in the Kaplan Lab in the Department of Entomology at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana) aimed at understanding the potential impact of pesticides on monarch butterflies. This research includes quantifying how neonicotinoid seed treatments from corn and soybean, along with other agrochemicals, affect monarch development on milkweeds growing near agricultural fields. Primary responsibilities would include maintaining milkweed plants, rearing monarch caterpillars, and keeping detailed records of developmental success (e.g., weight, instar, adult longevity, etc.). This position would be ideal for a recent graduate (BS or MS) looking to gain additional research experience before entering graduate school. Starting date: ASAP, but no later than January 2017. This is a one year position with possibility of extension. Qualifications: BS or MS in entomology or related fields (ecology, agriculture, botany). Preference for individuals who have prior experience with maintaining plants and rearing insects. Also, background in chemistry would be beneficial. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Ian Kaplan at Posted: 9/29/16.

SimBio: Biology Content Specialist / Sales & Customer Relations Team Member. SimBio is a leading developer of innovative software that engages undergraduate biology students world-wide in active inquiry and discovery-based learning. We're looking for someone who is bright, detail-oriented, and personable with exceptional communication skills and experience teaching undergraduate biology. The job will involve becoming an expert on our content and systems in order to help instructors find modules that will work well for their courses and to support instructors already using our materials. The person we hire will participate in content development and will travel to conferences to demo modules and conduct workshops. This position is based in our Missoula, MT office. Start date is flexible. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 6/28/17.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: The Center for Tropical Forest Science – Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) is a global network of researchers exploring the diversity and long-term dynamics of the world’s forests using large-scale forest plot data in 25 countries. CTFS-ForestGEO developed and maintains a complete data system for storing and updating tree census results for the CTFS- ForestGEO network on a MySQL server. To further comparative data analysis, CTFS-ForestGEO developed a package of analytical software in the R programming language, “The CTFS R Package”, designed specifically for use with repeated censuses of the CTFSForestGEO data. This package is central to research within CTFS-ForestGEO, and is broadly used by the forest ecology community. CTFS-ForestGEO seeks a person to update and optimize the R package and establish a framework for future maintenance and expansion. We are looking for someone able to clearly document help pages and to write easy-to-read code. The R developer will work closely with users of the functions, so ability to communicate and understand the needs of a broad range of researchers and students is important. The tasks involved in the position are: (1) Produce and maintain a package sensu stricto (currently we have functions and help file, but they are not compliant with current R version). (2) Set up a fully documented and active github (or other) repository for the package. (3) Fully document the functions and complete help files for each function. (4) Optimize code for speed. (5) Integrate code written by other researchers into the package. (6) Integrate the existing R functions to interact directly with output tables from the MySQL database. (7) Write new functions to help in the pre-processing and formatting of CTFS-ForestGEO data. Required skills: (1) Experience in building R packages, good understanding of S3 and S4 methods, and knowledge of generic R work as well as R environments. (2) Experience in git and github. (3) Experience in code debugging, profiling, and optimizing. (4) Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Desirable skills: (1) Experience with R Markdown and Shiny. (2) Experience with lower level languages, ideally C++. (3) Previous experience with forest ecology or plant dynamics. For further information on the position please contact Dr. Stuart Davies (, Director, CTFS-ForestGEO. Posted: 8/15/16.

Texas A&M University: A Research Assistant or Associate position is available in the Department of Entomology. The successful candidate will join a research lab with diverse projects studying vector-borne disease systems. Duties will involve molecular diagnostics for mosquito-borne viruses and other pathogens, assistance with lab transmission experiments, mosquito and kissing bug colony care and experiments, and general laboratory and personnel management. Candidates must have a B.S. in biology, biomedical sciences, genetics, entomology, or related fields. Candidates with higher degrees (M.S. and/or PhD) are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a good track record of organizational, written, and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must work independently and as an effective member of multidisciplinary collaborative teams and have excellent interpersonal skills with students, other lab personnel, and the public. The candidate must be proficient at basic computer skills and database management, must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive molecular experience such as PCR, qPCR, sequencing, and bioinformatics. Also, experience in a BSL2 laboratory is desirable. The expected start date is flexible with the earliest start being June, 2017. The position is available for three years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and available funds. The position will be based out of the lab of Dr. Gabriel Hamer in Rm 515 Heep Center, College Station, TX. Initial application materials consist of a cover letter, CV, statement of interests and career goals, and the names of three references. Materials should be emailed as a single PDF to Gabe Hamer: Posted: 5/1/17.

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi: RESEARCH SPECIALIST I. We are organizing and documenting data to promote a culture of open data and open science in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) is a team of scientific researchers, data specialists and software developers developing and implementing a data management system to store, share and archive scientific data generated by Gulf of Mexico researchers. The research specialist, under general supervision, reviews, organizes and documents datasets available through the GRIIDC data management system. Working with data managers and Gulf of Mexico scientists, you will ensure data are shared in appropriate formats with required documentation. You will be responsible for transforming and organizing data for submission to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) archive system, and other national archives when appropriate. GRIIDC is based out of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For full job description and to apply please visit: Job posting number S00569PO. Close Date 6/10/2017. Posted: 5/23/17.

Union of Concerned Scientists: Food Systems and Health Analyst, Washington, DC. UCS seeks a skilled analyst to lend public health and health equity expertise to our multi-disciplinary Food and Environment team. We’re leading the call for a national food policy that ensures access to affordable, healthy food for all Americans; guarantees fair wages for millions of farm and food workers; and protects the nation’s farmland, air, water, and climate. As Food Systems and Health Analyst, you will design and carry out creative research leading to solutions for our nation’s food system, and communicate them to policy makers, allies, and the public. Come join our team and help us fix food! Posted: 7/12/16.

USEPA Atlantic Ecology Division: A Research Assistant position is available at the USEPA's Atlantic Ecology Division, located in beautiful Narragansett, RI. The RA will contribute to a project examining alternative technologies for removing nitrogen from wastewater. This is a great position for a graduating or post-undergrad student with research interests in nitrogen cycling, greenhouse gases, and wastewater. See the position description and application instructions. The position will be open for less than a month. Posted: 5/5/17.

USGS Canyonlands Research Station: Plant Response to Drought. An ecologist position is available at the located in Moab, Utah. The successful candidate will work on a series of rainfall manipulation experiments that examine ecosystem resilience to drought and altered precipitation patterns on the Colorado Plateau. This position offers an exciting opportunity to examine how changes in water availability will affect plants and ecosystem function of the region. This project includes maintaining, collecting and analyzing ecological data from three ongoing rainfall manipulation experiments. The incumbent will work closely with USGS scientists on project coordination, data collection, analysis, and reporting results. The incumbent will have four general classes of duties: 1. maintain experimental infrastructure and sensor networks, 2. lead field data collection, 3. prepare and analyze data, 4. assist with the preparation of scientific papers. The field locations are generally within 2 hours driving distance of the duty station (Moab, Utah) and will require multiday trips to field stations and possibly camping trips during the field season. Field work involves heavy exertion; withstanding extreme heat and potential hypothermia conditions; climbing; walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying heavy equipment and supply; long hours; driving a 4WD vehicle across unimproved roads. Qualifications: A Master’s Degree and background in ecology, rangeland ecology or a plant-related field is preferred. Prior experience with maintaining experimental infrastructure and sensors networks (e.g. micrometeorological and soil moisture sensors), ecophysiology, plant community ecology and/or range monitoring and assessment techniques, data management and preparation of datasets for analysis, and basic statistical analysis in programs such as R or SAS is highly desired. The incumbent must be in excellent physical condition to withstand the rigors of the environmental conditions and must pass a physical fitness test and a background check. A valid US driver’s license is required. Salary is $40k/year plus full benefits. A start date of Dec 2016 – Feb 2017 is preferred. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens. If you have any questions send an email to This job will be announced on soon. Posted: 10/14/16.

University of Alaska Anchorage: The Alaska Center for Conservation Science is hiring a Plant Ecologist to manage the Vegetation Ecology Program and to serve as PI on several extramurally-funded projects related to assessing and monitoring vegetation in arctic and boreal Alaska. At ACCS this position will manage the Vegetation Ecology Program and serve as PI on several extramurally ­funded projects. The Vegetation Ecology Program assesses the distribution, status, and trend of vegetation types across Alaska. This includes writing ecological description, classification, mapping, and evaluation of vegetation types ranging from community-scale plant associations to landscape-scale biophysical settings. Some of the ongoing projects include identifying ecosystems and plant associations of conservation concern, delineating plant associations/assemblages, landcover mapping, arctic and boreal vegetation monitoring, and vegetation classification (specifically the crafting of the mid- and lower-level vegetation units of the National Vegetation Classification as they apply to arctic and boreal Alaska). Requires Master's degree with 4+ years experience, or PhD. To apply, see the full job ad. Deadline: 4/16/17. Posted: 3/20/17.

University of California: The Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is recruiting for the position of Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Orchard Systems, in Madera, CA. To review full position vacancy go to: and look for Area CE Advisor - Orchard Systems. Applicants should submit cover letter, application form, curriculum vitae and university transcripts to by Closing Date: October 8, 2016. Posted: 7/12/16, revised: 9/14/16.

University of California, Berkeley: The Terry Lab in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology has an opening for an Associate Specialist to join a multidisciplinary team that is working on developing effective phytoremediation technologies for the cleanup of sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, PAHs, heavy metals. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing field and laboratory research using plants to facilitate the degradation and removal of petroleum hydrocarbons. Duties also include training and mentoring undergraduate students, postdocs, and other lab personnel in experimental techniques and data analysis, participation in group meetings and seminars, and preparation of research presentations and publications. The successful candidate will also assist in preparing grant proposals and progress reports, maintaining the chemical inventory, and purchasing lab supplies. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (By Time of Application) • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree in Plant Ecology or related field. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (By Start Date) • 5+ years’ experience in Plant Ecophysiology and Ecosystem Ecology • Experience in preparation of scientific publications • Demonstrated collaborative and communication skills applicable to academic research. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (By Start Date) • PhD or equivalent degree in Plant Ecology or related field. The appointment will be full-time with an approximate start date of September 1, 2017. The initial appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance and funding. TO APPLY: Visit: Apply by May 12 for full consideration. Posted: 5/5/17.

University of California, Berkeley: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management is looking for a highly motivated Associate Specialist to conduct research under the supervision of the PI, Dr. Scott Stephens, in the field of Fire Science. This position is responsible for performing work in support of an interdisciplinary research project including aspects of wildland fire science, forest ecology, and hydrology. The goal of these projects is to evaluate management strategies for improving forest ecosystem resilience. The incumbent will work with a team of researchers to complete this research project. Work will be performed in rugged terrain under conditions that are often challenging, including wind, rain, snow, and cold. Hiking requires considerable walking, bending, and climbing, often over rough, uneven surfaces or mountainous terrain. Details: Apply by April 14th, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Posted: 4/3/17.

University of California, Irvine: Duration: 1 year, possible extension. The Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Field Technician to work with CEB staff to supervise student interns in the collection of field data for ecological research projects. The successful candidate will be able to identify the majority of plant species found in Orange County and will work as part of a team of researchers and land managers to conduct vegetation and environmental monitoring and to set up field experiments to create best management practices for future restoration and conservation efforts. The person hired will work closely with CEB director Dr. Travis Huxman, assistant director Dr. Sarah Kimball, and coordinate with other CEB team members. Duties: · Generate data sheets and supervise the accurate collection of ecological data; · Use GPS units to locate field transects; · Train and supervise undergraduate student interns in the collection of ecological data; · Accurately identify native plants at all stages of development; · Work with partner organizations to collaboratively design experiments; · Submit requests to access land; · Supervise data entry and storage; · Maintain CEB websites, including the OC ecological data portal and eScholarship sites Minimum qualifications: · B.S. in botany, ecology, environmental science, or a related field; · Strong plant identification skills; · Extensive field experience; · Extensive data collection, data entry, and data storage experience; · Experience with generating data sheets and entering data in Excel; · Experience using GPS units to locate study sites; · Ability to work effectively on multiple concurrent projects; · Excellent communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: · Teaching experience; · Experience supervising crews in the field; · Experience in GIS and geospatial analysis; · Experience in developing and completing scholarly research projects; · Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and capacity to engage with interdisciplinary teams. · Experience using WordPress. Anticipated Start Date: October 25, 2016. Interested candidates should submit their materials by Oct. 10, 2016 to ensure optimal consideration. To apply, please submit your cover letter to Sarah Kimball ( and upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at Posted: 9/29/16.

University of California, Los Angeles: The Kraft Lab 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. The ideal start date is late summer 2017, though exact date is negotiable. To apply, please send a CV, a letter of interest, and the names and contact details of at least two references to Nathan Kraft ( with the subject heading of “research technician application”. Review of applications will begin in early June. Posted: 5/31/17.

University of California, Santa Barbara: Junior Specialist in Marine Microbial Ecology. The Marine Science Institute (MSI) at UCSB invites applications for a Junior Specialist to perform research in the specialized field of microbial cultivation. Responsibilities include the maintenance of marine microbial cultures, including, but not limited to: culture media preparation, culture vessel preparation, reagent preparation, and nutrient analyses. The Jr. Specialist will be responsible for maintaining records and frozen archives of a marine microbial culture collection. The Jr. Specialist will also perform some general laboratory duties including supply ordering and shipping. Basic qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, ecology, marine science, or a related field. Additional qualifications: Relevant skills include flow cytometry, light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, microelectrode measurements, sterile technique, and nucleic acid extraction. The ideal applicant will have exceptional attention to detail, patience, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn new things. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in microbiology, ecology, or related field. Prior experience with the cultivation of marine microbes (bacteria or archaea) or marine phytoplankton is desired, but not absolutely required. 100% time appointment for one year from start date with possibility of annual renewal. Please view full listing at: Next review date: October 7th, 2016. Deadline: 12/30/16. Posted: 9/16/16.

University of Florida: The Weecology lab group run by Ethan White and Morgan Ernest is seeking a Data Analyst to work collaboratively with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to understand and model ecological systems. We’re looking for someone who enjoys tidying, managing, manipulating, visualizing, and analyzing data to help support scientific discovery. Read the full announcement on our blog. This is a staff position in the group and will be focused on data management and analysis. All members of this collaborative group are considered equal partners in the scientific process and this position will be actively involved in collaborations. Weecology believes in the importance of open science, so most work done as part of this position will involve writing open source code, use of open source software, and production and use of open data. We currently have funding for this position for 2.5 years. Minimum salary is $40k/year (which goes a pretty long way in Gainesville), but there is significant flexibility in this number for highly qualified candidates. We are open to the possibility of someone working remotely. The position will remain open until filled, with initial review of applications beginning on May 5th. Apply through the official UF position page. Direct questions to Weecology’s project manager Glenda Yenni at Posted: 4/26/17.

University of Florida: The Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory, Department of Geography/Emerging Pathogens Institute are hiring a Biological Scientist II (UF Job number 498660) 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 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 (four-wheeler and side-by-side buggy). In the GIS lab, this position will: perform GIS analysis of GPS collar data and epizootic hemorrhagic disease 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 Other Personnel Services 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. Posted: 9/2/16.

University of Florida: The Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory is seeking a Biological Scientist II to serve as a laboratory manager/lead laboratory technician focused on pathogens with environmental reservoirs. This position is responsible for managing the laboratory processes for microbiology projects on Risk Group 2 and Risk Group 3 pathogens for study of pathogen genetic and geographic diversity. Duties include managing laboratory workflow, environmental sample processing, microbiology tests – including but not limited to: colony isolation, phenotypic characterization, antibiotic resistance testing, sampling archiving and database management, DNA extraction and purification, PCR testing. Specifically, the SEER Lab is focused on linking geospatial and epidemiological data with pathogen genetics and biological characterization data to improve predictive model efforts to understand the timing, location, and host populations affected by pathogens with environmental reservoirs. Work in a highly active, diverse research laboratory. The job duties include: perform laboratory work, process environmental samples in a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory to identify and isolate bacterial pathogens for further characterization in a BSL-3 laboratory, work with pure culture isolates for phenotypic and morphological characterization, perform antibiotic resistance testing (MICs, Etests, Kirby-Bauer, etc.), extract DNA and sterility test for work in a BSL-2 environment, perform growth curve analyses, perform PCR testing, manage Lab supplies, ordering/stocking, and strain records, coordinate lab supply ordering stocking for sample processing, coordinate laboratory record keeping and strain catalog updates, assist with project compliance and safety documentation manage databases, enter data, quality control data, assimilate data from other collaborators, analyze data, and produce reports from data. This position will also supervise lower ranking TEAMS and Other Personnel Services (OPS) employees on the project and assist with lab operations management for graduate students or undergraduate students. You may also participate in developing standard operating procedure (SOP) manual for frequently performed fieldwork activities and modifying SOPs and work flows (as-needed) to streamline project lab activities, improve lab safety, and improve data flow to project personnel from parallel efforts. Ultimately, this position will play a critical role in provide laboratory results to link with geospatial and phylogenetic analyses. The SEER Lab is interdisciplinary and this position will work closely with SEER Lab and collaborating faculty with skills in microbiology, molecular biology, and geospatial analyses. Applicants will work in the highly innovative Emerging Pathogens Institute in Gainesville, FL. Apply online. Posted: 8/19/16.

University of Florida - IFAS: Biological Scientist I. Conducts research to support the Weed Science program at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, FL. The incumbent will assist in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties in the laboratory, greenhouse and in the field. For details and to apply, see the full job ad. Requires Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, agronomy or a closely related field. Closes: 12/31/16. Posted: 12/14/16.

University of Idaho: invites applications for a Senior Researcher to join the Policy Analysis Group in the College of Natural Resources. We seek a skilled economist to join our interdisciplinary team of policy and economic specialists working on natural resource issues important to the state of Idaho. APPOINTMENT: Senior Researcher. Fiscal Year, full time. Renewable annually depending on performance and funding. Duty location is Moscow, Idaho. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masters or doctorate degree in natural resource economics or related field at the time of starting the position, and at least 2 years’ relevant experience. Candidates must demonstrate experience or ability to learn advanced economic modeling techniques, have strong skills in statistical analysis and data interpretation; and demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicant selected as finalist must pass a criminal background check. Apply at We require a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, academic transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable), and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled. For first consideration, please submit your application by August 26th, 2016. CONTACT: Dr. Dennis Becker, Director, Policy Analysis Group (; 208-892-9865). Posted: 7/18/16.

University of Illinois: Associate Fisheries Ecologist, Kaskaskia and Ridge Lake Biological Stations, Illinois Natural History Survey, Sullivan, IL. Successful candidate will contribute to the research program, administration and supervision of staff of the Kaskaskia Biological Station. Ecologist will coordinate all aspects of research design, data collection, analysis, presentation, and publication in the areas of fish ecology and management. Emphasized areas of research include predator-prey relationships, trophic ecology, foraging behavior, bioenergetics, and reproductive ecology. Responsible for new research initiatives as well as continuing studies evaluating population ecology of crappie, largemouth bass, and invasive Asian carp. Individual will be part of an interactive research group including faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, research biologists, and full- and part-time research assistants. Qualifications: M.S. in fisheries, zoology, ecology or related must be completed by date of hire. A minimum of 2 years laboratory and field experience collecting data, utilizing standard protocols, and with working on aquatic issues. Experience in supervising staff and planning research activities are required. Demonstrated ability to analyze and manage large data sets and present results at scientific meetings and in published articles in reputable journals. Salary: $38-48k/year. Available: Date flexible. For full consideration, applications should be received by 1/31/17. To apply, candidates must submit an online profile through (A1600609) by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a cover letter detailing qualifications and skills; curriculum vitae; working email address; college transcripts; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Direct technical questions to Dr. David Wahl, 217-728-4400, Posted: 12/16/16.

University of Illinois at Springfield: I am seeking a research associate to contribute to conservation and recovery of threaten and endangered wildlife species in Illinois. The research associate will take the direction and guidance from the principal investigator and assist with field supervision, data acquisition, management and analysis, proposal development, and manuscript preparation as instructed. The research associate will be of an important research and coordinating role in implementing and evaluating the recovery actions for threatened and endangered species, including Franklin's ground squirrel and osprey, in the state of Illinois. Successful candidate must have a M.S. degree in ecological science, wildlife, conservation biology, or related field by December 31, 2016. Candidate should have a minimum of two seasons of directly related field or professional experience. Experiences working with mammals and birds of prey, trapping, PIT-tagging, radio-tracking, maintaining field equipment, chainsaw operation, and prescribed burns are preferred. Experiences with database management, writing reports and journal articles, statistical analysis, and presenting at scientific meetings are also preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS 10.2 or above, GPS, and statistical computing, such as R, is highly desirable. Successful candidate must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills. Candidate must have a commitment to high level of work quality, attention to detail, and field personnel and equipment safety. The individual must be willing to travel, have and maintain a valid driver's license, and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long hours. The work requires the ability to lift loads which may exceed 50 pounds, to traverse outdoor terrain on foot without mechanical assistance, and to negotiate a variety of natural obstacles while carrying or transporting equipment. Starting date: May 15, 2017. Ending date: June 30, 2018, with possibility of extension based on funding. Salary: $1,000 per WEEK, mileage reimbursement for pre-approved work-related travel, plus individual office space with windows. To apply, please send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at 1. Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications. 2. Resume, including contact information for three references. 3. Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable). Posted: 3/20/17.

University of Maryland: SESYNC seeks a Research Assistant who will contribute to multiple aspects of the Center's mission. Job duties include: research computing support on statistical software; data management assistance for resident scientists; literature reviews; maintain catalogs of research findings and opportunities on our website. Qualifying candidates will have a bachelor's in a science-related field (natural, social, or computer science); demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and written communications; coursework or hands-on experience with statistical software (e.g., Stata, SAS), programming language (e.g., R, python), or advanced spreadsheet use. Please consider applying or share with colleagues! Applications are due July 14. See: Posted: 6/28/17.

University of Minnesota: The USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station and University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources are seeking a Research Specialist (Researcher 5) to support forest carbon accounting reporting and research for the United States’ National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The Specialist will assist a team of scientists and analysts from the USDA Forest Service and University of Minnesota to compile estimates of carbon stocks and stock changes in forest ecosystems for national and international reporting instruments. The position is available immediately and includes two years of funding and health insurance. Future funding is contingent on satisfactory progress and success in securing additional funds. Qualifications: M.S. in forestry, remote sensing, natural resources, or a closely related field. The ideal applicant will have experience with analyzing remote sensing data (e.g., Landsat and lidar) and Forest Inventory and Analysis data collected in the US. Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, be able to work independently and cooperatively with researchers and analysts, and have a demonstrated writing and quantitative capability. Application: Interested applicants should supply all application materials to the UMN Job Site. Review of applications will begin on 3 October 2016: Contacts: For more information on this position, contact Dr. Grant Domke (; 651-649-5138) and Dr. Matthew Russell (; 612-626-4280). Posted: 8/23/16.

University of New Brunswick: SINLAB are re-posting our advertisement for a new Technical Manager in order to meet Gov Canada guidelines for hiring international applicants. We are looking for a tech whizz to keep our IRMS lab whirring along smoothly. Following a major renovation in 2015, which included the installation of a Delta V and Gasbench, the lab is equipped with three IRMS’s, four EA’s and associated peripherals. The successful candidate will work alongside a full time lab manager, two full time technicians and a science manager. Full details are available here. Closing date for applications is September 30th, however we will begin weekly reviews of submitted applications on August 1st and may appoint a suitable candidate prior to the closing date. Please direct any informal queries about the position to SINLAB Director, Prof. Rick Cunjack, Posted: 7/18/16.

University of New Mexico: The Rudgers & Whitney Labs are looking for a technician, effective immediately. Duties will include work in both field and laboratory settings on NSF-funded projects examining the ecology and evolution of plants, plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions. Candidates should have B.A./B.S. in biology (or related field) and some hands-on field and/or lab experience. Training will be provided, but experience with DNA techniques (PCR, sequencing), plant care and greenhouse maintenance, plant identification and vegetation sampling, insect identification, research experience in arid systems, and/or microbial methods is a bonus. The position is full-time and term-limited (12-24 months). This position would be an excellent fit for someone planning on graduate study in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, as there will be the opportunity to gain experience in a number of research areas and to co-author papers. Minimum Qualifications: Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. A B.A./B.S. in Biology (or related field) and some hands-on field and/or lab experience; experience with DNA techniques (PCR, sequencing), plant care and greenhouse maintenance, grass identification and vegetation sampling, research experience in arid systems, and/or microbial methods (endophytic and mycorrhizal fungi, biological soil crusts) would make the candidate more competitive. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 9/22/16.

University of North Carolina: The Mitchell Lab (Department of Biology) is seeking a lab manager for research in Chapel Hill NC on plant disease ecology. The research will be part of our project examining multi-species interactions in the plant microbiome. The position’s incumbent will assist other researchers in conducting experiments and manage the lab and its day-to-day activities, including overseeing the procurement and maintenance of laboratory resources (e.g. study organisms, equipment, supplies), training lab researchers in safety procedures, sampling populations of organisms in the field to obtain samples for laboratory analyses including diagnostic testing, testing of plants for infection by fungi, and managing temporary and work-study research assistants. The successful applicant will join a dynamic, collaborative and successful research group. They will work closely with post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, and undergraduate researchers as well as the PI. They will also be supported by the PI in developing and achieving their long-term career goals, whatever those may be. More information and online application. The research project is summarized here and here. Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr. Charles Mitchell ( To guarantee full consideration, apply by 5 June 2017. Posted: 5/31/17.

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 Tennessee: Outreach & Education Coordinator, National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis - . The Outreach & Education Coordinator will coordinate all outreach and education research activities of NIMBioS in collaboration with the Director and the Associate Director for Education and Outreach. This position will coordinate and continue to develop the array of outreach activities of NIMBioS including activities with the general public, K-12 programs at schools, workshops for high school teachers, coordination of summer undergraduate research programs, and organization of workshops, tutorials and conferences related to education and outreach. Requirements: MS in a quantitative scientific field (e.g., Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science), in Science or Mathematics Education, or in an area of the Life Sciences or equivalent experience required; Ph.D. is a plus. One or more years experience with education and/or outreach projects in science, preferably involving quantitative and/or biological science fields is necessary. Experience with science or education publication is a plus. Applicants should also have experience working in collaboration with researchers with BS, MS and PhD degrees to meet project tasks and the ability to communicate scientific topics to diverse audiences. To apply: submit a CV with cover letter and names of three references at job 1700000094. Posted: 3/1/17.

University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute: The Erisman and Yeager labs at UTMSI are looking for a joint technician to begin January 2017. Research in the Erisman and Yeager labs spans topics in marine fisheries ecology, fisheries management, coastal food web ecology, and landscape ecology. UTMSI is located in Port Aransas, which is on the Texas Gulf coast near Corpus Christi. A wide variety of environments is readily accessible from UTMSI, such as the pass connecting Corpus Christi Bay with the Gulf of Mexico, the continental shelf, and many bays and estuaries, including brackish estuaries and the hypersaline Laguna Madre. UTMSI also manages the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, which at 185,708 acres is the third largest estuarine reserve in the nation. Extensive wet laboratory facilities with running seawater are available for maintaining marine organisms. Key duties for this position will include field work from small boats in estuarine habitats, fish sampling with a variety of gears, deployment of data loggers in the field, hydroacoustic and ROV surveys in estuaries and offshore reefs, construction of artificial seagrass units, equipment upkeep and purchasing, data entry/data management, fish dissection, otolith preparations for age analyses, and tissue preparation for gonadal histology and stable isotope analysis. The technician will also assist the PIs on routine tasks associated with lab management. Opportunities to develop field and laboratory skills will be readily available. The technician will also be encouraged to pursue opportunities for intellectual development via attending public lectures/seminars and aiding other technicians/students at UTMSI and thereby sampling diverse research topics. START DATE: January 15th, 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) DURATION: We anticipate this will be a 12-month position with possibility for extension contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. MONTHLY SALARY: $2,253+ depending on qualifications. REQUIRED: A BS/BA or MS degree in biology, zoology, ecology/evolution, environmental science, marine science, or mathematics is expected. Interest in a career in marine ecology, fisheries ecology, or the ocean sciences will be favorably considered. Willingness to work from boats and in estuarine waters for long hours and strong communication and organizational skills are required. PREFERRED: Previous field work experience, ability to operate small boats, familiarity with fishes of the Gulf of Mexico and estuarine ecology, experience with fish dissections, experience with data entry/management and QA/QC procedures. See the full job ad to apply. Posted: 11/29/16.

University of Texas at Tyler: The Ant Symbiosis Laboratory is seeking a laboratory manager to work on a NSF-funded project on ant-fungal interactions in North American Trachymyrmex ants. Responsibilities: oversee laboratory operations; assist with experiments, data collection, data management, collection of ant colonies from nearby and remote field sites and maintenance of colonies in the laboratory. Qualifications: BS or MS in biology, entomology or related field, preferably with experience and/or interest in ants, molecular and microbial ecology, mycology, experimentation and bioinformatics. Start Date: Preferably 15 January 2017 but negotiable. Appointment would be for one year initially, which may be renewed for up to two additional years. Application Deadline: Please send letter of interest, names of 2-3 individuals who could write a letter of reference and CV to Jon Seal ( by October 15, 2016. Part of the University of Texas System, UT Tyler is located in northeastern Texas at the ecotone between two state and federally designated ecoregions, southeastern pine forests (the ‘Piney Woods’) and post oak savannas. As a result, the area contains a mixture of eastern, western and southern species. We have a number of field sites established nearby and many others within driving distance in central and southeastern Texas. Additional field sites are in Florida and Arizona. Departmental strengths include bioinformatics, microbial and molecular ecology, aquatic ecology, conservation biology, genomics and landscape ecology. Dr. Jon Seal, Department of Biology, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. Office: (903)565-7126, Lab: (903)565-7151. Posted: 9/14/16.

University of Washington Seattle: The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences has created a new shared genetics lab directed by Dr. Laura Prugh. We seek an experienced individual to help get the lab up and running, supervise and train lab users, and to carry out noninvasive genotyping projects. Current projects include studies of interactions among a variety of carnivores (wolves, cougars, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, fishers) and ungulates in Alaska and Washington using DNA obtained from scats, puncture wounds, and snow tracks. Other users of the lab may work on varied projects, including those focused on soils, plants, or other wildlife. We are currently setting up the lab with new equipment, including a droplet digital PCR system that will facilitate cutting edge eDNA work. The lab manager will work independently to arrange equipment, purchase supplies, train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students while in the lab, run genetic analyses, and lead or contribute to publications. The lab manager will be fully integrated into the Prugh lab wildlife ecology research group, with the possibility of assisting with projects outside the lab (e.g., fieldwork). The lab manager will be hired as a full time Research Scientist, at a starting salary of $3600/month with full benefits. Funds are available for at least one year, and the position could be extended pending successful grant proposals. Ideal start date is early January 2017. Responsibilities: • Non-invasive genotyping, extracting and amplifying DNA from hair and fecal samples of wild carnivores • Optimization of PCR protocols • mtDNA and microsatellite analyses for species and individual ID • Use of software such as Genemapper to score alleles • Generation of consensus genotypes from repeated PCR runs • Estimation of genotyping error rates • Purchasing supplies • Training graduate and undergraduate students • Managing use of lab • Assistance with manuscript preparation (with potential for authorship and co-authorship). Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science, plus at least one year of research experience. Proficiency with fecal genotyping and individual identification from microsatellites is required. Desired qualifications: Master's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science with at least one year of research experience. Previous supervisory and managerial experience is desirable. Experience with eDNA work would be beneficial. To apply: Please email a cover letter summarizing your interests and qualifications, your cv, and contact information for 3 references in a single pdf to Position is open until filled. To ensure full consideration, submit your materials by Dec 31, 2016. Posted: 12/19/16.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Lankau research group in the Plant Pathology department is searching for a research technician/lab manager to assist with an NSF funded project investigating tree-soil-microbial interactions. Principle duties will include field, greenhouse, and laboratory components. The technician will need to travel to field sites within Wisconsin and neighboring states, occasionally on over-night trips, and be able to work and travel independently. Prior experience with field research in natural settings and with laboratory techniques (DNA extraction, PCR amplification, gel electrophoresis) preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. For more information and to apply, go to Lankau Lab Research Specialist. Please contact Richard Lankau ( with any questions. Posted: 6/7/17.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Department of Botany is seeking to hire a Director of Greenhouses and Botanical Garden. The main objective of the Greenhouses and Botanical Garden is to support the instructional and research activities of the Department's faculty, academic staff, employees-in-training, and graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to meeting these essential teaching and research interests of the Department, the facilities are also utilized for outreach and public relations. The facilities include Greenhouses (~750 square meters housing approximately 1000 plant species) and the Botanical Garden (~6100 square meters with over 600 plant species). The Director of the Greenhouses and Botanical Garden is responsible for the overall management of these facilities, including supervision of staff, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure, and management of botanical specimens. For more information and to apply, visit the full job ad. Applications close June 5, 2017. Posted: 5/12/17.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Goldberg lab is seeking a highly motivated individual for a technical position in the molecular ecology of emerging infectious disease. The individual will participate in an exciting research program that includes microbiology (especially virology), molecular biology and evolution, and disease ecology, in addition to contributing to the management of the laboratory. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree and substantive experience in molecular biology research. Applicants should have proven research experience with transcriptomics, next-generation DNA sequencing, and associated bioinformatics. The academic strengths of UW-Madison and the vibrant city of Madison provide an outstanding environment for career development and a fun lifestyle. For more information and to apply, see the Job posting. Posted: 11/10/16.

Utah State University: The Fluvial Habitats Center in the Department of Watershed Sciences has two immediate openings: Post Doctoral Researcher - Fluvial Geomorphologist (Position E1600322 on Research Technician - Lead Surveyor & Geospatial Analyst (Position N1600352) Both positions are open until filled and we will begin reviewing applications in mid September. For the post-doc position we seek an experienced fluvial geomorphologist to become a leading expert on geomorphic units and structural elements as the building blocks of riverscapes and physical habitat for fish. The successful candidate will work throughout the American West, but will be focused on the Columbia River Basin. The funding for this position is tied to creating more robust fish-habitat relationships for ESA-listed anadromous salmonids and using that understanding to inform population life cycle modelling and restoration scenario testing. See the job link above for full details on job descriptions if you're interested in applying. For the surveyor and geospatial analyst position, we seek an individual who will provide geomatics and survey support to: i) researchers in our lab, ii) surveyors and analyst in the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program, and iii) students in the department. While the job link lists a huge laundry list of desirable skills, we still encourage applications from candidates with the right attitude and work ethic that could get the job done (even if they haven't done everything on the list... we can provide the training). See the job link above for full details on job descriptions if you're interested in applying. The successful applicants will join a thriving lab group of 15-20 researchers that is part of a world-class, interdisciplinary Watershed Sciences Department. Please get in touch with Joe Wheaton with any questions. Posted: 9/13/16.

Walt Disney World: Conservation Technician-Butterflies at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The Conservation Technician will be involved in supporting our Reverse the Decline initiative by conducting research on native Florida butterflies and sharing their passion for conservation with guests visiting Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. The Conservation Technician will be involved in field work with associated butterfly and plant communities on Disney properties and key sites in FL and will be involved in aspects of data collection, analysis, outreach, and management for a variety of projects. To apply- please go to and go to REQ# 424625BR (link). Posted: 2/9/17.

Washington State University: The Crowder Lab is seeking a full-time technician, effective immediately. Duties will include work in both field and laboratory settings on USDA-funded projects examining the impacts of farming systems and other land-use practices on insect communities and plant-insect interactions; including pollination and disease vectoring. At minimum, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a biology-related field, good organizational and time management skills, basic computer skills (excel, word processing, etc.), and a driver’s license. Training will be provided as needed, but experience with insect identification, plant identification and sampling, plant care and greenhouse maintenance, molecular methodology (PCR, sequencing), and/or microbial methods is a plus. Moreover, candidates that have experience with bee identification are especially desired. The technician will also be expected to participate in lab meetings and update his/her skills by reading and participating in classes/workshops as necessary. The position is full-time and term-limited (funding is available through September 2018), although there is a possibility of extending the position pending additional funding. This position would be an excellent opportunity for someone planning on graduate study in Entomology and/or Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, as there will be ample opportunity for the candidate to gain experience in a number of research areas and to co-author papers. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and contact information for three references to Posted: 10/11/16.

Washington State University: full-time Research Assistant at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, WA. This position will support the research activities in physiology and pomology (apple and pear) in tree crops in Washington. The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties including field work, laboratory analysis, fruit sorting and quality analysis. Other required activities include data entry, summary, statistical analysis, and preparation of graphics/presentations and reports. The incumbent will work in assessing differences in fruit biochemistry accordingly to canopy position and correlate metabolic changes with fruit quality analysis. High level of capability in essential computer software (spreadsheets, word processing and presentation), experience in laboratory setting (preferably biochemistry and fruit quality) and the ability to learn new software are required. Requirements include the ability to locate and purchase supplies, take care of instruments maintenance, schedule and execute activities independently but in coordination with the research group, and learn new procedures and develop protocols as required. Experimental and analytical skills, precision, reliability, understanding and knowledge of research theory, excellent organizational and project management skills are required qualifications for this position. The incumbent will supervise the activities of hourly workers, and work with other technical assistants and scientists to achieve project goals. Apply at by the closing date of January 15, 2017. Position number: 122509. Please direct questions regarding the position to Darla Ewald, Posted: 7/7/16, revised: 12/15/16.

Wichita State University: Biology Field Station Manager. The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a professional with a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent experience in ecology, biology or a related field to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of the department’s four ecological reserves. These sites are all located in south-central Kansas and include restored grassland, riparian zones, and a large ranch in the Flint Hills, which is part of the largest intact tallgrass prairie region in the U.S. This position will be a vital member of the growing field biology research program at WSU. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining the field station building at the Ninnescah Reserve, coordinating prescribed burns, controlling invasive species, fence and road maintenance, and maintaining land management records for all reserves, coordinating community outreach, supervising student interns and assisting in the teaching of environmental-themed courses within the department. The successful applicant must integrate these duties with surrounding private landowners, as necessary. Experience with the operation, maintenance and repairs of agriculture/forestry tools and equipment is preferred. Additionally, an herbicide applicators license, a commercial driver’s license and prescribed fire/fire suppression certification and experience with ArcGIS or the willingness to obtain such qualifications is needed. Apply at Posted: 10/12/16.

WRA, Inc.: is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, San Diego, Fort Bragg, and Denver. For over 35 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA, mitigation, and landscape architecture. We are looking for a senior-level, energetic, career-minded biologist or regulatory permitting specialist to join us on a full-time basis in our San Diego office. We currently have one opening in San Diego for someone with experience in biological resource assessment and resource agency permitting. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, natural resources or similar degree and two years or more biological consulting experience. Qualified applicants must have experience in California natural resource agency permitting, environmental impact analysis, botanical surveys, and wetland delineation. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential. Travel throughout California may be required. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your employment application (link here), cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three references to and reference “Senior San Diego Biologist.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. Close date for submission of application materials is Friday, March 17, 2017. Please, no calls. Posted: 3/6/17.

The Xerces Society: Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist – Southern Great Plains. Location: Co-located at a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) area or zone office in central Texas, central Oklahoma, or south-central Kansas. The exact location is to be determined based upon applicant pool and discussions with the NRCS. Application Deadline: July 17th, 2016. Start Date: September 2016. Under the direction of the Xerces Society Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist (Midwest Region), and in collaboration with NRCS Range Conservationists and Biologists, the Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist will provide conservation planning, technical support and training to ranchers and to NRCS field, area, and state office staff on management of grasslands for pollinators, monarch butterflies, and other wildlife in the southern Great Plains. Please review full job details and application instructions here: Posted: 7/7/16.

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