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Northern Arizona University Lab Manager, ecosystem science and plant physiology (MS+) 1/20/18 1/2/18

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New Mexico State University Sr. Program Manager, Jornada Experimental Range 2/16/18 1/18/18
New Mexico State University Program Specialist, Integrated Pest Management 2/8/18 1/18/18
Asombro Institute for Science Education Science Education Specialist 1/31/18 1/15/18
Cornell University Project Leader, Coastal Solutions Fellows Program (MS) 1/31/18 1/4/18
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Environmental Associate, stream bioassessment, fish taxonomy 1/26/18 1/18/18
Northern Arizona University Lab Manager, ecosystem science and plant physiology (MS+) 1/20/18 1/2/18
Indiana University-Bloomington Lab Manager in Wetlands Ecology (MS) 1/20/18 1/2/18
University of South Carolina Program Coordinator, Gills Creek Watershed Association (MS)  1/18/18 1/18/18
United States Geological Survey Aquatic Ecology Technician 1/18/18 1/5/18
WRA, Inc. Junior Project Manager, Ecologist (4 positions)  1/15/18 1/15/18
University of Florida American Alligator and American Crocodile Biologist  1/15/18 1/15/18
University of Florida Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Biologist  1/15/18 1/15/18
University of Florida Project Manager, reptiles and amphibians  1/15/18 1/15/18
Wellesley College Botanical Collections Manager (MS) 1/15/18 1/4/18
Murray State University Stream Technician (MS) 1/15/18 1/3/18
University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center Data expert: PostGIS and spatial ecology 1/7/18 12/2/17
Colorado State University Research Lab Coordinator, EcoCore 12/28/17 12/14/17
Florida International University Research Technicians (2) in Aquatic Ecology 12/20/17 12/2/17
University of Minnesota Lab and field technician, global change effects on neotropical dry forests  12/2/17 12/2/17
Missouri Botanical Garden Science Coordinator (MS) 11/17/17 11/3/17
University of California-Riverside Research Technician, Community and Genomic Ecology 11/17/17 9/22/17
Rice University Lab Manager in coral microbial ecology  11/15/17 11/15/17
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Researcher II (Peatland Ecology) 11/15/17 11/3/17
Lincoln Park Zoo Research Coordinator 11/6/17 10/13/17
University of Florida Field supervisor in spatial ecology and conservation 11/3/17 10/17/17
University of Texas at Austin Research Asst, ecology, physiology, and genomics of switchgrass  10/17/17 10/17/17
University of Rhode Island Marine Research Assistant III, plankton and global change biology 10/9/17 9/25/17
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Lecturer Botanical Education and Greenhouse Support (MS)  9/21/17 9/21/17
Utah State University Database/GIS Specialist 9/15/17 8/31/17
University of Florida Lab technician, Landscape Ecology and Sustainability 9/15/17 8/8/17
Missouri State University Botany technician, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield 9/15/17 7/28/17
University of Rhode Island Research asst, disease ecology/evolution of tick and mosquito vectors 9/8/17 8/15/17
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Field Research Specialist, Global Change Ecology and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry 9/7/17 8/29/17
Institute for Applied Ecology Restoration Ecologist 9/5/17 8/10/17
University of Georgia Research and Field Technician, savanna tree-grass ecophysiology  8/28/17 8/28/17
Yale University Data/Informatics Positions in Global Biodiversity Science 8/18/17 7/28/17
Huyck Preserve Director of Conservation & Education (MS) 8/15/17 7/28/17
Morton Arboretum Research Assistant, Forest Ecology and Tree Conservation Biology 8/14/17 7/28/17
Boston University Graduate Program Coordinator in Biogeoscience and Environmental Health (MS)  8/10/17 8/10/17
National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology Field Technician II - Instrumentation - Florida  8/10/17 8/10/17
South Florida Water Management District Ecologist/ecohydrology  8/8/17 8/8/17
Purdue University Exotic Forest Pest Educator  8/7/17 8/7/17
Florida State University Research Technician, Marine Biodiversity 8/1/17 6/28/17
University of California Berkeley Field technician, Eel River Critical Zone Observatory  7/20/17 7/20/17
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
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

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Asombro Institute for Science Education: Dedicated, energetic, exceptional educator needed to become a full-time Science Education Specialist at the Asombro Institute for Science Education in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The successful candidate will become the sixth member of a motivated staff that works to increase natural scientific literacy through engaging, place-based education programs. Each year, Asombro provides hands-on, inquiry-based education programs to more than 22,000 K-12 students, 800 teachers, and 700 other adults in classrooms, schoolyards, and at the organization’s Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park. Full job announcement and application details (pdf). Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 31. Posted: 1/15/18.

Boston University: A full-time position is available for a Graduate Program Coordinator to join its NSF-funded Research Traineeship (NRT) program that partners Ph.D. students in Biogeoscience and Environmental Health with cities to tackle urban environmental challenges. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for helping with development, planning, communication, implementation, and assessment of the interdisciplinary graduate program. The program includes Ph.D. students and faculty from three departments (Biology, Earth & Environment, and Environmental Health) at Boston University. Specific activities of the Program Coordinator include recruitment of students into the program, management and coordination of workshops and the program's website, help with assessment of the program, development of outreach and educational materials, and coordination of placement of students in internships with cities, non-governmental organizations, and/or the private sector. We expect to enroll 60 Ph.D. students over the next 5 years. This position offers an opportunity that fuses creativity and leadership at the interface of graduate education, science, and urban policy. Applicants with MA/MS/MPH or Ph.D. in fields related to Biogeoscience, Biology, Biogeochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Environmental Health are desired. Experience in field-based education, hands-on experiential teaching, curriculum development, and/or program assessment are a plus. Successful candidates need to have excellent communication and organizational skills. Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer at Please use "NRT Program Coordinator" in the Subject of your email message. One of our Directors will be at the ESA meeting in Portland, OR. Please contact Pamela Templer at if you want to discuss the position at the meeting. Please use "NRT Program Coordinator" in the Subject of your email message. Posted: 8/10/17.

Cornell University: We are currently looking for a Project Leader for the new Coastal Solutions Fellows Program, focused on coastal environments in Latin America. S/he will be based full time in at Cornell University. More details about the position. The review of applications will begin on January 31st. Please email Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez ( with any questions regarding the position. Posted: 1/4/18.

Colorado State University: EcoCore, the analytical facilities lab of the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University, seeks a Research Coordinator. Position description, qualifications, and application instructions are found at Apply by: 12/28/2017. Posted: 12/14/17.

Florida International University: RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (2 positions open) in AQUATIC ECOLOGY at FIU, North Miami. We seek two research technicians to assist in field and laboratory studies of the Florida Everglades. Positions open to start immediately. Successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to conduct field work under rigorous conditions, maintain detailed records of field work, and identify fish and macroinvertebrates to species. Experience with electrofishing, fish radio telemetry, and boat operations are desirable but not necessary. A bachelors degree in an appropriate field is required; candidates with an MS degree in an appropriate field are encouraged to apply. Salary will be competitive and based on education and experience. The positions are open now to be filled promptly upon close of the search on December 20, 2017; please include date of availability to start work in application email and include a current resume. For more information on the position please contact Joel Trexler ( Posted: 12/2/17.

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.

Huyck Preserve: The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, Rensselaerville, NY, seeks a full-time Director of Conservation and Education. The individual will ensure that the Preserve’s current programs continue to grow. Major responsibilities: Coordinate research activities of the field station; develop, teach, and evaluate education programs for students K-12; implement action steps in land stewardship plan; manage program budget; seek grants and other sources of funding for programs. Requirements: Masters or higher degree in the natural sciences; teaching and curriculum development experience; experience with northeast flora and fauna; regularly work in outdoor settings and all weather conditions. To apply: Submit cover letter and resume by August 15, 2017 to For full position responsibilities visit our website. Posted: 7/28/17.

Indiana University-Bloomington: Laboratory Manager Position in Wetlands Ecology The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University seeks to appoint a Laboratory Manager in Dr. Chris Craft's Wetlands Lab on the Bloomington campus. This is a non-tenure track, full-time academic position with up to a two-year commitment and primary obligations in the area of research of basic and applied wetland science. The successful applicant will be based at IU Bloomington and assume primary responsibility for managing the daily operations of the Wetlands Laboratory. In the Wetlands Lab, the successful applicant will oversee instrument maintenance, lab safety and hygiene, and mentor BS and MS students. The successful applicant will also be responsible for managing recovery in the Seawater Additions Long Term Experiment (SALTEx), a large-scale saltwater intrusion manipulation in a tidal freshwater marsh in coastal Georgia. The experiment is part of the NSF-funded Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER (GCE LTER) based on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The position will require travel to coastal Georgia multiple times per year. As the primary contact point for the SALTEx project, the successful applicant will organize and coordinate project operations, permitting, field sampling, information management, and project communications between IU, GCE LTER personnel, and multiple PIs/graduate students from institutions around the country. Opportunities also exist for professional development, including independent research, publications and grant writing. Experience in wetland biogeochemistry, including the collection and analyses of water, soils, vegetation and greenhouse gases (N2O, CH4, CO2) is required. Candidates with field and lab experience investigating the effects of saltwater intrusion on tidal freshwater wetlands are preferred. Additional expertise in biogeochemical methodology, microbial ecology, or other complementary field will is desirable. Experience operating, maintaining, and repairing analytical instruments used in soil and water analysis, such as elemental analyzers, gas chromatographs, flow-flow injection analyzers, and total organic carbon analyzers is desirable. Excellent organizational, writing, and speaking skills are needed for this position. The ideal candidate will have an MS degree in wetlands ecology or similar discipline (e.g. ecology, soil science, environmental science) along with experience working in a wetlands/water lab. The position will be supported by an NSF grant through the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research program. Please contact Dr. Chris Craft ( with questions. Interested applicants must apply at and search for Laboratory Manager. Close Date: 1/19/2018. Posted: 1/11/18.

Institute for Applied Ecology: seeking a full time Restoration Ecologist with a diverse skill set to lead habitat enhancement and restoration projects as part of a Habitat Restoration team. Work is primarily focused in Oregon's Willamette Valley, but may also include the Coast Range and other Oregon ecoregions. IAE's habitat enhancement projects support the conservation and recovery of rare plants (e.g., Nelson’s checkermallow and Bradshaw’s lomatium) and wildlife (e.g., Fender’s blue butterfly and Western meadowlark) using a variety of restoration techniques. Based in Corvallis, OR, IAE is a dynamic nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research and education. The Habitat Restoration Program conducts ecological restoration in the Pacific Northwest through on-the-ground restoration, development of ecologically appropriate seed mixes, cultivation of partnerships that promote regional conservation, and the advancement of restoration science and innovative techniques. Close date: September 5, 2017. Please see full job description (pdf) to apply. Contact Rebecca Currin 541-753-3099 x 502 or Ian Silvernail 541-753-3099 x 122 with questions about this position. Posted: 8/10/17.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: hiring an Environmental Associate to work as part of a stream bioassessment field crew. Experienced fish taxonomists are especially encouraged to apply. This position will entail significant fieldwork in line with EPA’s National Rivers and Streams Assessment methodology. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a team environment and have demonstrated skills in field science as well as coursework or work experience the following areas: water quality sampling, sampling of stream biota, office skills (including familiarity with mapping and data management software), and project planning and logistics. Long workdays and multi-day trips are the norm, and the work requires the ability to navigate rough terrain and streambanks, sometimes with heavy equipment. Fieldwork travel is in a state vehicle, and travel expenses are paid by the agency. This is a benefits eligible, full time, temporary position. The listing closes 1/26/2017. For further information, see KDHE Requisition number 188640. If you have any questions about the position, please contact KDHE OPS at or 785-296-4486. Posted: 1/18/18.

Lincoln Park Zoo: We are looking for a full-time research coordinator to help implement an NSF-funded project to further develop the COMPADRE/COMADRE database. The position will be for the duration of the grant (3 years), and will be based at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Additional details and application process are posted at: Send questions to Judy Che-Castaldo ( The position is open until filled, but please submit your application by Nov. 6, 2017 for full consideration. Posted: 10/13/17.

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.

Missouri Botanical Garden: We are seeking a Science Coordinator (permanent position) in the Applied Plant Ecology and Conservation Lab. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Albrecht, this position will coordinate and implement scientific research projects and activities related to the population dynamics, restoration and reintroduction, and seed conservation of threatened plant species. The Science Coordinator will maintain scientific experiments in growth chambers and in natural communities throughout the south-central United States, including the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. The position will also be responsible for maintaining ex situ seed collections of globally imperiled plants, managing day-to-day activities in CCSD’s Plant Conservation Science Lab with or without direct supervision, and coordinating relationships with collaborative partners and governmental agencies. See the detailed job description to apply. Closes 17-Nov-2017. Posted: 11/3/17.

Missouri State University: MSU partners with the National Park Service’s Heartland and Inventory Monitoring Network to provide science based information on natural resources to 15 parks in the Midwest. We are currently offering a Research Specialist position to serve as a Botany Technician assisting the Network’s terrestrial monitoring programs. The successful candidate will assist the terrestrial team with long-term monitoring protocols (plant community, bird habitat, fire ecology, invasive plants, and wildlife surveys) including but not limited to field sampling, botanical training, plant specimen curation, data entry, and contributions to report development. This is an excellent position for someone who has strong field botany skills, but enjoys a diversity of ecological applications. The monitoring teams travel to National Parks throughout the region and work closely with a variety of ecologists and park staff. This position is a full time and carries full time benefits including vacation and holidays, retirement, and health insurance through Missouri State University. Being part of this unique partnership provides numerous unique opportunities for training, learning, and contributing to a better understanding of National Park resources. Location : Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Republic, MO. Starting Salary : $15-18/hour plus benefits. This is a funding dependent position, but current funding is available until July 31, 2019. For details and to apply see Deadline: September 15, 2017. Posted: 7/28/17.

Morton Arboretum: We are seeking a Research Assistant to support the Forest Ecologist and Tree Conservation Biologist. These research programs combine elements of field ecology, genetics, and modeling to advance the preservation and conservation of trees in their natural environments and in living collections (e.g. arboreta). The RA will: participate in planning and executing laboratory and field work using a variety of instruments and methods, assist with lab management, organize and order supplies, maintain and inventory equipment, and train and oversee volunteers. The RA will be be involved with the entire research process from data collection and analysis to manuscript preparation. The ideal candidate will be independently motivated and able to contribute to the intellectual development of projects though reading papers, designing studies, and independently analyzing data. There will be opportunity for the RA to collaborate on papers, present research at national meetings, and work with collaborators on international projects. The Research Assistant must be well organized, communicate clearly, solve problems, be able to work without close supervision (after training), quickly learn new skills, and have strong attention to detail and meticulous record keeping. Applicants should have a strong background in plant sciences, ecology, evolutionary biology, informatics and/or molecular biology with both lab and field experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Natural Resources, Evolutionary Biology, Botany, Informatics, or related field is required and a Master’s degree and/or at least one year experience in laboratory, field, or statistical research is strongly preferred. The applicant must demonstrate curiosity, an ability to multi-task, an enthusiasm for ecology and genetics, and an interest in developing a broad range of skills in forest biodiversity science. Work will include a mixture of office, laboratory, and field work. Field work will take place in all weather conditions, and the ability to lift heavy objects and conduct physically challenging activities in all weather is required. Some out of state travel may be required. For full consideration, please apply before August 14, 2017. The position will ideally start at the end of September. Successful applicants will clearly demonstrate relevant experience and skills in their application. Examples of desirable past experience may include, but is not limited to the following: - Planning lab or field activities, keeping detailed lab/field notebooks, and documenting protocols. - Experience with plant identification and flora of the midwest. - Experience in a molecular lab- PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction, DNA sequencing, troubleshooting and optimizing lab protocols. - Planning field expeditions, field sampling (biotic and abiotic measurements), seed collection. - Data management and analysis using a scripted language such as R; additional coding languages such as python, C, fortran or expertise in a database program (ACCESS, SQL, etc.) are a plus. - Computer programming, informatics, statistical modeling, dynamic biological models. - Literature search, meta-analysis, writing reports. Apply online. If you have questions please contact Christy Rollinson (crollinson at or Sean Hoban (shoban at Posted: 7/28/17.

Murray State University: Stream Technician, Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences. One full-time position to begin February 2018. Qualifications: M.S. in ecology, environmental sciences, or related discipline. Candidate must be proficient in the analysis and assessment of stream ecosystems. Previous experience with field experiments, YSI and ISCO samplers, database management, and fish, amphibian, and/or stream invertebrate ecology highly desirable. Responsibilities: Monitoring the effects of bottomland hardwood restoration on stream ecosystems, including maintaining all research equipment, creating and maintaining a project database, and supervising and assisting graduate and undergraduate students. Salary: $31,500 per year. Other potential benefits include housing at the Hancock Biological Station (Murray, KY). To Apply: Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman ( Deadline: January 15, 2018. Posted: 1/3/18.

National Ecological Observatory Network/Battelle Ecology: Field Technician II - Instrumentation. The Field Technician II is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. The Field Technician II will be the technical lead for performing routine maintenance and inventory management on all terrestrial sampling equipment, and will provide guidance to temporary field crews while working in the field and laboratory. Domain 3 is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. We travel frequently since our remote sites are the Disney Wilderness Preserve (about 2.5 hours south), and the JW Jones Ecological Research Center in Georgia (about 4.5 hours north). The Disney site is a wetland project so the ground is frequently wet. Sampling at these sites is usually an overnight trip, sometimes all week. Lodging is provided and expenses are reimbursed. The local site is the Ordway Swisher Biological Field station (University of Florida) in nearby Melrose. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 8/10/17.

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.

New Mexico State University: Sr. Program Manager. This position is associated with New Mexico State University, Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years of professional experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, informatics, computer science, or other quantitative field (e.g., physical sciences); completed coursework in one or more programming languages and/or focusing specifically on data manipulation and analysis. Position will support research activities for the National Wind Erosion Research Network. Position is contingent upon funding. Applications must be submitted online by: 2/16/2018. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit:, Posting #1800687S. Posted: 1/18/18.

New Mexico State University: has a Program Specialist position open at the Los Lunas Agricultural Science Center. The purpose of the Program Specialist position is to support a USDA NIFA funded project that will lead extension and research activities in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across the state of New Mexico. Extension and research objectives will focus on pollinator IPM as well as implementing IPM in urban landscapes. This project will also initiate monitoring of beneficial insects across residential landscapes and city parks throughout the state. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing project objectives and ensuring project activities are completed on time. This person will coordinate and facilitate workshops on a variety of topics including: pollinator management, IPM strategies in urban landscapes, and pest / beneficial insect identification. This person will also provide technical assistance for field and greenhouse trials by identifying study sites, assisting with field sampling, overseeing greenhouse trials, and managing undergraduate students working on research and laboratory projects. General duties for this position will include: developing outreach materials for stakeholders, organizing and assisting with extension events, communicating with project collaborators, conducting field and greenhouse studies, managing a statewide beneficial insect monitoring project, data entry and analysis, literature searches, creating reports, and general assistance with project management. Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in entomology, ecology or a related discipline with experience in field research. A Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must be self-motivated, detailed-oriented, capable of working independently, as well as with a variety of different stakeholder groups, and have excellent time management skills. This person must be comfortable communicating with academic collaborators, extension agents, stakeholders, such as homeowners, and students. Successful candidates must be willing to participate in field research, manage greenhouse trials, and oversee undergraduate assistants. This candidate must also have experience with scientific writing. A valid driver’s license is required. This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension. The closing date is February 8th, 2018. To apply search for posting # 1700661S. Posted: 1/18/18.

Northern Arizona University: Center for Ecosystem Science and Society. We are seeking a Research Associate (Lab Manager) with strong interests in ecosystem science and plant physiology to join the lab of Professors Andrew Richardson and Mariah Carbone. Research in the lab is focused on ecosystem carbon cycling in the context of global change. Current research projects emphasize carbon allocation in plants, using observational and experimental approaches, including isotopes and trace gas fluxes. The Research Associate will be responsible for coordinating lab activities, including participating in field sampling, conducting wet-lab analysis of plant and soil samples, and supervising undergraduate technicians. This is a permanent, full-time position. Allowable relocation expenses will be reimbursed, up to 5% of annual salary. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 20. The position is available immediately. To view the full listing and apply: Posted: 1/2/18.

Purdue University: The Department of Entomology is seeking a creative individual to serve as Exotic Forest Pest Educator. Available Immediately. This individual will develop Indiana’s Forest Pest Outreach Survey & Program to educate citizen scientists about invasive species and how to report them. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Entomology, Forest Entomology, Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Wildlife, Environmental Science and Technology, Technical Writing, Speech Communication or related field; and at least two years’ experience working with invasive species, the horticultural industry, pests of forests or trees, or in some field of technical mass media communication. For more information about the position and to apply online, please visit the full job ad. Posted: 8/7/17.

Rice University: The Correa Lab is looking for a full-time Lab Manager. This person will be responsible for day-to-day tasks of managing the lab such as equipment ordering and maintenance, chemical inventory, sample processing, data entry/analysis, planning field research expeditions, maintaining algal cultures, etc. The job will also entail extensive fieldwork and microbial ecology research on coral reefs (and other coastal ecosystems) in the Indo-Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. Applicants should have a BS/BA or MS in microbiology, ecology & evolution, or marine science. Significant experience working in a molecular laboratory (e.g., sterile technique, DNA or RNA extractions, PCR optimization) is required; skills in virology, real-time PCR and bioinformatics analysis are preferred. Previous field research experience on SCUBA, experience working in Mo’orea (French Polynesia) and on coral reefs, AAUS qualification, and familiarity with the operation and trailering of small boats are all preferred. The position is for a one-year appointment (with opportunity for a second based on performance) and will be hourly with benefits. Start date is negotiable, but the position is available immediately. Interested applicants should send an email with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Adrienne Correa at Posted: 11/15/17.

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.

South Florida Water Management District: The Everglades Systems Assessment Section of the South Florida Water Management District in West Palm Beach, FL seeks an ecologist to join a multi-disciplinary team assessing the effectiveness of restoration activities on Everglades ecosystem recovery. The position will play a major role in field and data analyses for several large-scale projects, including the Loxahatchee Landscape Assessment (LILA) Project, the Decompartmentalization Project (DPM), and Adaptive and Active Marsh Improvement Projects throughout the entire Everglades landscape. This position has a large field component and the successful candidate should have field experience in ecosystem hydrology, with an emphasis on linking ecohydrology with plant, soil and faunal responses. Specifically, this position will assist in: 1) the assessment of stage changes by deploying and collecting water depth data loggers and will be responsible for the data management and analysis of water depth data; 2) flow measurement and characterization using acoustic Doppler velocity (ADV) meters, both static and handheld; 3) the assessment of groundwater and surface water interactions; 4) understanding the effect of vegetation on velocity and patterns with field measurements, field experiments, and computer modeling; and 5) integration and synthesis of data to evaluate sediment movement and distributions in the Everglades. Employment Guidelines: Typically has a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in ecohydrology, hydrology, ecology, environmental science, or related subject with at least two years relevant experience. Candidates should have a basic understanding of experimental design, ADV meters, stage recorders, and fluid mechanics. Primary responsibilities will be divided between field work (approximately 60%) and data analysis and publication (approximately 40%). Field work requires the ability to conduct physically demanding work effectively in remote areas. The assessment of hydrologic drivers requires the compilation, management, and statistical analysis of data and the production of technical reports and manuscripts. Expertise and experience using statistics is required, with proficiency in the use of PC-based spreadsheets, graphics, and statistical software (preferably R, JMP or SAS). Valid State of Florida Driver's License. Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. Salary Minimum $46,987. If interested, please apply at, Requisition # 1963BR. Posted: 8/8/17.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Researcher II (Peatland Ecology). Full-time grant-funded position in the Department of Plant Biology. The position is contingent on available funding. The applicant will be a part of several projects in oil sands environmental monitoring, wetland reclamation, and vegetation assessment in boreal Alberta, Canada. Duties may include 1) field measurement of ecological parameters; 2) laboratory analyses of peat, plant, and soil samples; 3) writing of annual reports and manuscripts for publication; and 4) overseeing undergraduate student workers. Minimum Qualifications: Master of Science degree in the biological or environmental sciences. Applicants with a Ph.D. will also be considered. Expertise in one or more of the following is desirable: 1) GIS, 2) measurement of CO2 fluxes, 3) peatland vegetation performance, and/or 4) biogeochemistry of peatlands. Must have a valid driver’s license. Effective Date of Appointment: Position begins as soon as possible and is expected to continue for one year, renewable with availability of funding. Application Deadline: November 15, 2017, or until filled. Application Procedure: Apply via e-mail or US mail to the person listed below. Include the position title and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Dale H. Vitt, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Life Sciences II Bldg., 1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6509, Carbondale, IL 62901, (electronic applications preferred). Posted: 11/3/17.

United States Geological Survey: USGS Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV USA, seeks a full-time contract Research Technician to support projects centered on spatial modelling of fish habitat and stream health throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Required skills include experience working with large geospatial data sets, and scripting in Python and R. Knowledge of the NHDplus database is a plus but not required. A BS in biology, ecology, geography or related field is required and a MS degree is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume and a letter of interest to Dr. Kelly O. Maloney, by 18 January 2018. Posted: 1/5/18.

University of California Berkeley: The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory (ER CZO) at UC Berkeley is seeking a motivated, independent Lab Assistant 2 (working title: field technician) to join our research group. The position is to assist with data collection and data entry for the ER CZO, and includes regular travel to field sites at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve and Sagehorn Ranch in Mendocino county. The Lab Assistant will provide critical support to ongoing research projects and will assist graduate students and faculty researchers collect and maintain data at the ER CZO. The primary responsibility of the Lab Assistant is to lead field campaigns focused on geochemical sampling of groundwater and water extracted from a vadose zone monitoring system (VMS). The purpose of the VMS is to evaluate the flow paths, residence time, and geochemical evolution of water through the critical zone and its importance to driving ecologic processes and critical zone evolution. The Lab Assistant will conduct water sampling, geochemical measurements, and geophysical surveying at multiple field sites at regular 2-week intervals. The appointment is through Dec. 31st 2018, with the possibility of renewal. This is a full-time, hourly position. Salary is $20.25/hr with benefits. Required Qualifications: Driver’s license. Demonstrated field experience and basic computer skills. Must effectively work in groups and independently, sometimes in difficult field conditions. Preferred Qualifications: Willingness and ability to adapt to changing project needs. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal and leadership skills. Questions/Apply: Interested applicants should send a CV/resume to Sarah Roy (ER CZO Project Coordinator) at Please indicate when you are available to start. You may also contact this email address with any questions. Posted: 7/20/17.

University of California-Riverside: A Research Technician (Specialist) position is available in the labs of Dr. Nicole Rafferty in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and Dr. Paul Nabity in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. Preference will be given to those who can start by January 2018. Initial appointment is for one year with possible renewal for a second year contingent on performance. Research in the Rafferty Lab spans the fields of community ecology, population biology, and global change, with a focus on plants and pollinators. Current research centers on understanding how climate change-induced shifts in phenology and spatial distribution affect species interactions. Research in the Nabity Lab uses comparative genomics to understand plant-insect interactions. The technician will be expected to lead projects in the lab and field and to supervise graduate and undergraduate students who are assisting with projects. These projects involve caring for plants and insect colonies in greenhouses and growth chambers, as well as careful molecular lab work, data entry, and overall attention to detail. The technician will also be responsible for maintaining clean, organized, and efficient lab and greenhouse spaces while helping to promote an inclusive and positive work environment. Field projects may involve travel to the University of California Natural Reserves, the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, and arboreta throughout the U.S. The successful applicant will benefit from a strong and growing network of researchers studying community and genomic ecology across departments. Preference will be given to applicants with prior ecological, greenhouse-related, and molecular research experience and a B.S. or M.S. in biology or a related discipline. Data analysis and bioinformatics skills or a strong desire to learn these skills is a plus. Interest in independent projects that stem from ongoing projects, as well as publication of results, will be encouraged, and other professional development opportunities will be made available. Salary will be at least $18.26 per hour with excellent benefits. Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged. To apply, please contact both Dr. Nabity ( and Dr. Rafferty ( by November 17 with your CV, unofficial transcript(s), and a short statement describing research experiences, skills, and your interest in this position. Posted: 9/22/17.

University of Florida: The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking a an enthusiastic individual who will work with scientists from the University of Florida as well as managers from state and federal agencies. Primary duties include spotlight surveys and captures of American alligators and American crocodiles, boat and vehicle maintenance, and data management. Previous work with crocodilians preferred. May be required to assist with other active projects. Biologist will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including nights, and must commit to at least one year of work. Position may be extended depending on performance and funding. Required Qualifications: Possess degree in ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field Knowledge of Florida's ecosystems as well as native and nonnative herpetofauna Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording Possession or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license Experience navigating off-trail with aid of GPS and compass Experience operating vehicles with 4WD. Preferred Skills: Prior experience with crocodilians preferred Maintain work quality and positive attitude in challenging, muddy, rocky, remote settings in hot and humid weather with biting insects, large reptiles, and venomous snakes Experience operating and maintaining airboats, small skiffs, jon boats, kayaks Experience using and downloading data from Garmin GPS devices Ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment Experience identifying herpetofauna present in southern Florida First aid/CPR training is helpful but not required. Start date: As soon as ideal candidate is identified and available. Salary: $14-18/hour. To apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references Mike Rochford at and use subject heading “Alligator & Crocodile Biologist.” Posted: 1/15/18.

University of Florida: The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking a an enthusiastic individual who will work with scientists from the University of Florida as well as managers from state and federal agencies. Primary duties include herpetofaunal surveys, radio telemetry, and removal of nonnative species (including Argentine black & white tegus, Nile monitors, spectacled caiman, and Burmese and northern African pythons). Other duties include spotlight surveys and captures of American alligators and American crocodiles, boat and vehicle maintenance, and data management. Biologist will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including some nights, and must commit to at least one year of work. Position may be extended depending on performance and funding. Required Qualifications: Possess degree in ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field Knowledge of Florida's ecosystems as well as native and nonnative herpetofauna Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording Possession or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license Experience navigating off-trail with aid of GPS and compass Experience operating vehicles with 4WD. Preferred Skills: Maintain work quality and positive attitude in challenging, muddy, rocky, remote settings in hot and humid weather with biting insects, large reptiles, and venomous snakes Experience identifying herpetofauna present in southern Florida Experience using and downloading data from Garmin GPS devices Experience triangulating and homing to transmittered wildlife Ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment Experience maintaining and operating small skiffs, jon boats, kayaks First aid/CPR training is helpful but not required. Start date: As soon as ideal candidate is identified and available. Salary: $14-18/hour. To apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references Mike Rochford at and use subject heading “Invasive Reptile & Amphibian Biologist.” Posted: 1/15/18.

University of Florida: The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking an individual to manage projects related to invasive and native reptiles and amphibians, and long-term monitoring of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) and American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in southern Florida. Successful candidate must be a self-motivated individual with at least one year’s experience managing wildlife research projects and functional knowledge of wildlife research techniques and experimental design. Proficiency in R, Microsoft Access and Excel, and ArcGIS is strongly preferred. Must possess strong organizational skills, encyclopedic knowledge of statistical analyses and related software, and ability to work with other researchers. Research opportunities will build on alligator and crocodile datasets collected over several decades and invasive and native reptile datasets accumulated over the last decade. Incumbent responsible for managing staff of 3-5 biologists, technicians, and interns per project; on-time project deliverables; permitting; and writing proposals, reports, and peer-reviewed publications. Experience driving airboats and motorboats desirable. Opportunities exist for development of novel research projects. Successful candidate should possess an MSc or PhD in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology or related discipline. Incumbent should be comfortable learning and applying hierarchical models of occupancy and abundance, mark-recapture models, and/or population growth models. He or she should be capable in Program R or other statistical modelling software. Familiarity with GIS and databases is a plus. Start date: Flexible. Salary: $20-25/hour. To apply: To Apply: Please email letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references Dr. Frank Mazzotti at and use subject heading “Research Coordinator.” Posted: 1/15/18.

University of Florida: We are seeking a highly motivated biologist to supervise a field experiment. This biologist will work as part of a collaborative research group on a NSF-funded project investigating the role of habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and matrix quality on the population and community dynamics of insect herbivores. The project includes field work at the nearby Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, including experiments manipulating habitat and matrix types, using prickly-pear cactus and their associated species as a model system (see, e.g., Fletcher et al. 2011, 2013, 2014). We expect the biologist to work from late fall 2017 (start date flexible) for approximately 1 year (~October 2018), although there is potential to extend the position beyond that time. Duties and responsibilities include coordinating field surveys, GPS and GIS work, mark-recapture, greenhouse work, database management, and supervising interns. Expectations include working in the field approximately 4 days / week throughout this time period, being able to work under hot and buggy conditions during some times of the year, and tolerating cactus spines. Prior field experience, some GIS experience, strong organizational skills, and interest in field experiments are preferred. Pay $12/hour, 40 hours per week. Field vehicle will be provided for research. Housing is not provided. For more information, see: Fletcher Lab. If you are interested in the position, please send a CV, unofficial transcripts, a list of 3 references, and a brief statement of why you are interested in the position to Thomas Smith (email to: Closing date is Nov 3. Posted: 10/17/17.

University of Florida: The Qiu Lab of “Landscape Ecology and Sustainability Science” in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation is seeking a full-time lab technician. Research in the lab is interdisciplinary and broadly falls into landscape ecology, ecosystem service, global change ecology, conservation biology, and sustainability science, and uses approaches integrating biophysical modeling, landscape analysis, remote sensing, field observation and experiment, data synthesis, and social sciences. The Qiu Lab is based at Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida. Position is open for immediate start. Funding will be available for 4 years, and annual renewal of contract is contingent upon satisfactory performance, applicant interest and career plans. The position is ideal for individuals interested in gaining more experiences for graduate studies or who had similar experience before. Compensation is $32k per year with benefits (retirement, health insurance, etc.). Primary job responsibilities: (1) Organize day-to-day lab functioning (e.g., order processing, reimbursement, categorizing lab supplies, equipment and samples) (2) Conduct field work related to particular research projects (3) Perform laboratory analysis (e.g., processing soil, water and plant samples) (4) Data collection and entry, organize large datasets for analysis, and perform basic spatial or statistical analysis (5) Assist graduate students’ research projects and supervise undergraduate students working in the lab (6) Participate in outreach and extension work in which the lab is involved (e.g., logistic arrangement, material preparation). Minimum Qualifications (1) BS in environmental science, biology, geography, agricultural sciences or related STEM field (2) Ability to conduct field research (3) Demonstrated history of dedication to lab work and accountability (4) Experience in professional software with good analytical skills. Preferred (1) Experience with geospatial analysis, ArcGIS, or remote sensing (2) Demonstrated ability with working large and complex datasets, especially spatial datasets (3) Experience in managing a lab, including ordering lab supplies and constructing/assembling basic lab equipment (4) Effective interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills. If interested, please send the following materials in a single PDF file to Jiangxiao Qiu ( (1) Cover letter describing general research interests and programming experience; (2) CV, and (3) list of 3 potential references with contact information. Applicants are encouraged to apply by 15 September, 2017. Posted: 8/8/17.

University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center: The MabLab at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (Davie, FL) is looking to fill an immediate opening for the position of a Biological Scientist. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and responsible individual to join an exciting research team focused on spatial ecology, from fine-scale movement and habitat selection to range dynamics. Candidate will be responsible of the data system of the Lab (database, GIS and documents), and will assist research and extension projects within the Lab's themes. The primary missions of the Biological Scientist will be: 1. Manage the Lab data system: the Lab relies on a data server using Linux (Debian). Most notably, the server runs a PostGIS database system, which hosts data from research projects of the Lab (notably wood stork, sea turtle and raccoon telemetry data and associated GIS layers), as well as Rstudio Server, Shiny, and GitLab, among others. The candidate will entirely manage the server (keep the data base and the associated metadata clean and up-to-date, set permissions for users and groups, develop Shiny apps to access and display data, etc.). 2. Assist and train other Lab members for data processing and analysis: candidate will assist Lab members (notably students) to process the data stored in the Lab database system, in order to prepare them for statistical analysis. He/she will also assist the next step of statistical analysis when relevant. 3. Maintain and develop the Lab R packages (basr, hab, rpostgis, rpostgisLT, …), and publish them on CRAN when appropriate. Maintaining packages means keeping them up-to-date with changes in R and package dependencies, while developing involves the integration of new functions or the improvement of existing ones. 4. Contribute to the Lab’s extension program, through extensive communication with the Lab's partners (USGS, USFWS, …), the preparation of brochures or posters, or the participation in outreach events. 5. Participate in field work: The Lab and its partners periodically needs help in various field work projects in the area, in the Everglades or beyond. The candidate will contribute to the field work effort whenever necessary. 6. Finally, significant time will be reserved for the candidate to conduct personal projects, which can include side projects or overarching issues within the Lab themes, and eventually lead to peer-reviewed publications. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Start Date: Flexible, as early as January 2018. This is a permanent position. Closing Date: 07 January 2018. Contact: For more information, please contact: Mathieu Basille, Assistant Professor in Landscape Ecology, Posted: 12/2/17.

University of Georgia: The Holdo lab in the Odum School of Ecology seeks a full-time research technician (with benefits). The technician will support a range of projects in the areas of savanna tree-grass dynamics, ecophysiology and demography. The position is based in Athens, GA, and will include lab, greenhouse and field work, including field research associated with ongoing projects in South Africa and Zimbabwe for weeks at time. The position will include the following responsibilities: setting up and running greenhouse and laboratory studies (e.g., measuring plant functional trait data), analyzing samples in the lab (e.g., cryogenic distillation for isotope analyses, tree ring analysis), organization and analysis of existing datasets, assistance with student projects, ordering supplies, setting up equipment, and field work. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently in the field and have a capacity for acquiring new skills. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in ecology, forestry, biology or related field and field research experience, particularly in the area of plant ecophysiology (e.g., experience with instruments such as gas exchange analyzers and pressure chambers), attention to detail and well organized. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in one of the above, R or other coding experience, good quantitative skills, experience with dataloggers and/or environmental sensors, ability to drive a stick-shift, soldering, or a willingness to learn these skills. The position is available beginning in September 2017, and will remain open until filled. This is a two-year position, with a third year dependent on funding and performance. Apply at (job posting 20171686). Posted: 8/28/17.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: The Department of Plant Biology at UIUC seeks a full time field research specialist in the Global Change Ecology and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry lab to work on related projects funded by the USDA and NSF. The overall goal of the USDA project is to determine the environmental and genetic potential for dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) to occur in Midwest agricultural soils under various management practices (e.g., perennial versus annual crop, fertilization, etc.). The overall goal of the NSF project is to improve mechanistic understanding of when, where, and why DNRA is an important nitrogen transformation process in upland, terrestrial ecosystems. Both projects utilize state-of-the-art stable isotope and molecular techniques, with the USDA project including fieldwork on local UIUC research farms and the NSF project focusing on laboratory experiments with soils collected from across the NSF Critical Zone Observatory network. For details and to apply see: Deadline: 9/7/17. Posted: 8/29/17.

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: We are searching for a lab and field technician to help with an international team investigating global change effects on neotropical dry forests. Lab work is based in Minnesota includes soil enzyme analysis, microscopy to quantify mycorrhizal colonization of roots, basic biogeochemical analyses, and routine lab work. The position also includes field work in Costa Rica and other places. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in biology, soil science, or a related science and a sense of adventure and a valid passport. To apply 1) visit 2) Click on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation 3) Search Job ID# 321211. For more information or enquiries, please email Dr. Jennifer Powers at Compensation is $32k per year plus benefits. The position is available January, 2018 and onward until filled. Posted: 12/2/17.

University of Rhode Island: Job opportunity in the Rynearson lab to work on marine plankton and global change biology. Job description and application information at: Closing Date: 10/9/2017 Posted: 9/25/17.

University of Rhode Island: The Couret Lab is looking for a full-time research assistant to support innovative research on disease ecology and evolution of tick and mosquito vectors. The job includes field surveillance of invasive Aedes mosquitoes in Rhode Island, maintenance of colonies of ticks and mosquitoes, and assistance in conducting lab experiments. Experience with field work, basic molecular techniques (DNA extraction/PCR), and spatial data management/mapping in ArcGIS and R preferred. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, one year experience in biological science research, demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations. Apply at: Application includes cover letter and resume as well as names and contact information for three professional references. Closing Date 9/8/2017. Posted: 8/15/17.

University of South Carolina: The Gills Creek Watershed Association in Columbia, South Carolina is seeking applications for a program coordinator. This position provides the primary staff support to the GCWA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore and protect the Gills Creek Watershed by uniting citizens, businesses, government, and organizations. This position will provide the principal technical and professional services to the organization, and provide essential program development, coordination, and management support. It is also central to resource development and outreach to local communities, public organizations and officials, and the media. Preferred qualifications are a Master’s degree in environmental management with a focus on freshwater resources, as well as experience working with a non-profit organization. Apply through Posted: 1/18/18.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: The Division of Biology and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) jointly seek a full-time Lecturer to support the Director of Biology Teaching and Learning and the EEB Greenhouse Manager. This position is a 50/50 split between these two units. The primary supervisor would be the Director of Teaching and Learning, currently Dr. Beth Schussler. For the Division, this position will oversee the Introductory Botany lab course (Biology 115-offered in fall and spring). This includes preparing all materials for the labs, purchasing and maintaining course supplies, training and supporting the graduate student instructors of the labs, and revising the curriculum as needed. Growing and maintaining plants in the greenhouse for the botany lab is a necessary role. This position will also assist with maintenance of the greenhouse facilities, plant collections, and outdoor gardens under EEB and Division care. This work will be done under the supervision of Greenhouse Manager Jeff Martin. Duties include running the greenhouse equipment, watering, insect and disease scouting, and plant care. Supervising student workers is part of the required duties. This position will also grow and provide plant materials needed for instructional purposes in other Division courses. Qualifications: Minimum of a Master’s degree and 18 hours coursework in botany or plant sciences required. Introductory botany teaching experience (especially as a GTA), and prior work in a greenhouse preferred. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV electronically to Dr. Beth Schussler ( Posted: 9/21/17.

University of Texas at Austin: We seek an energetic, motivated research technician to participate in experiments on the ecology, physiology, and genomics of switchgrass. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in integrative research studying the genetic basis of ecological processes in an important native grass species. The position will be administered through the University of Texas at Austin ( and stationed with my group (Phil Fay) at the USDA Grassland, Soil, and Water Lab in Temple, Texas. Visit the full job ad (Job number 171005014222) for more information and to apply. Posted: 10/17/17.

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.

Utah State University: Database/GIS Specialist. Salary: $44-59k. BLM/USU National Aquatic Monitoring Center (NAMC) is a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and Utah State University (BugLab). NAMC assists the BLM and other agencies in developing and implementing ecological assessments of streams and rivers. As a part of this partnership NAMC operates an aquatic macroinvertebrate lab, which annually processes 2000 samples. As such, NAMC houses one the largest databases of macroinvertebrate data in the country. Additionally, NAMC handles a large amount of chemical, physical and biological data from BLM ecological assessments. Both the macroinvertebrate and the ecological assessment data have geospatial components. Responsibilities: This position would assist with the development, use and maintenance of SQL and geodatabases to store and apply this data to inform public land management decisions. Additional duties would include building and running of python or R scripts to compute geospatial statistics, as well as to QC, edit, and manipulate data. Required qualifications: • BS or MS in one of the following fields: Ecology, GIS, Computer Science, or Databases. • Relational databases experience (3-5 years). • Experience working with large datasets; data storage and manipulation (3-5 years). • Experience coding in at least one of the three following languages: R, python, or SQL (3-5 years). • Ability to create and maintain geodatabases. • ArcGIS experience (3-5 years). • Excellent organizational and file management skills. • Experience communicating technical tools to end users and creating detailed documentation of these tools. • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work independently. Preferred qualifications: • MS in one of the fields listed above. • Background working with ecological data, especially aquatic data. • Three to five years of coding in all three of the following languages: R, python, and SQL (particularly, ability to create transactional commands). To apply see the full job ad . Application review beings Sept 15th. Application questions should be directed to Scott Miller ( Posted: 8/31/17.

Wellesley College, a leading liberal arts college for women, is building a forward-thinking new collections greenhouse to enclose a series of mini-habitats showcasing the diversity of plant form in designed plant communities for hands-on study. This ambitious “Global Flora” greenhouse has won an international award for sustainable design, and complements 22 acres of diverse botanical gardens right on campus. We seek an excellent botanist with horticultural skills to join the staff as the Botanical Collections Manager, to help build the Global Flora collection and manage botanical diversity throughout the gardens, collaborate with faculty and mentor students. Full listing is available here: Review of applications begins Jan. 15. Kristina Niovi Jones, PhD, Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, 106 Central St., Wellesley MA 02481, Posted: 1/4/18.

WRA, Inc.: We are looking for four energetic, career-minded junior-level technical project managers to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael or Emeryville office. The work that this position entails is varied and may include special-status species surveys, habitat evaluation and mapping, environmental compliance (CEQA, permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required. We are particularly looking for someone who has completed wetland delineations and existing condition reports in a consulting setting; regulatory permitting experience is preferred. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, ecology, or related field • Sound technical knowledge • Ability to work both independently and with a small team • Demonstrable technical writing ability • Excellent communication skills are essential • Previous consulting experience • Education and experience in California plant and wetland identification • Field experience including habitat evaluation • Detailed oriented and resourceful. Desired Qualifications: • Environmental impact analysis or CEQA experience • General knowledge of environmental permits and regulatory compliance. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your employment application (found on our website), cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three references to and reference “Junior Project Manager.” Please also reference where you heard about the position. Please, no calls. WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, California, with offices in Emeryville, San Diego and Denver, Colorado. Posted: 1/15/18.

Yale University: Several positions starting fall/winter 2017/18 are available associated with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, Map of Life and the Jetz Lab. To apply please send, in one pdf, a short cover letter, CV and contact info for three referees to For questions or associated PhD opportunities contact The final selection process will begin on 18 Aug 2017, but applications before this date are welcome and will be reviewed as received. # Spatial Biodiversity Data Architect/Manager. Map of Life is seeking a qualified candidate to join their international team to help oversee the management (and analysis) of species occurrence information and associated metadata. The successful applicant will work with software engineers and research team to build, extend, support, and manage new databases driving biodiversity web and mobile applications. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, self-driven, and detail oriented. We require experience in working with geospatial and biodiversity data and the PostgreSQL/PostGIS environment, and python and shell scripting skills. # Biodiversity Web developer. Map of Life is seeking a Front-end Web Developer to join their international team and participate in the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of web applications and the API that support them. We require familiarity with Google Cloud Platforms (BigQuery, Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore) and hosted platforms such as Google App Engine and CARTO. We require experience in developing responsive web applications in HTML5 and CSS3 on JavaScript frameworks such as Angular and React. BOTH: See also Posted: 7/28/17.

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