Subject: Volunteer and Internship Opportunity in the Peruvian Amazon
Hello from the Peruvian Amazon!
ARCAmazon is looking for volunteers and interns to assist us with researching terrestrial and arboreal wildlife at our remote site in the primary rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon. Volunteers and interns will support the vital work of our busy Camera Trapping team based at the *Las Piedras Amazon Center (LPAC)*. Our task is to better understand the current status–and assist with conserving–the vast abundance and diversity of wildlife found in the *Las Piedras Watershed*. Research undertaken with camera traps helps us create conservation strategies for ARCAmazon and its partners during our quest to establish a 50,000-hectare Las Piedras Conservation Corridor.
Our programs include Forest Rangers, Green Living, Primate Conservation and Camera Trapping and Tree Climbing.
ARCAmazon’s Forest Rangers are essential to the protection of the forest. They play a vital role in maintaining a presence on the Las Piedras Amazon Center‘s 4,460 hectare reserve. The presence of official representatives on the land helps prevent incursion of illicit activities such as timber extraction and hunting. Our Forest Rangers provide an on-going supply of research data which helps ARCAmazon identify where threats may occur and what activities are being carried out on the land. In addition, they contribute to the long-term collection of core data sets for mammals, birds and herpetofauna. They are responsible for maintaining an extensive trail network and ensuring all signage is maintained. Finally, the Forest Rangers are in part responsible for relations between ARCAmazon and its neighboring communities and forest users. Volunteers will assist the rangers with day-to-day data collection, input and analysis; monitor the status of the concession and its wildlife; and help ensure the work is reported back to the organization’s management, stakeholders and supporters.
Our goal at the Las Piedras Amazon Center is to demonstrate sustainable living through green infrastructure and energy, local food sourcing, permaculture, reduction of waste and best practice for forest use. Buildings at the center are created using majority locally-sourced materials such as timber, earth, bamboo and cane. We use a mix of local and foreign expertise to ensure buildings can withstand the heavy rains and high humidity of the jungle, while keeping up with new (and ancient) techniques that reduce impact on the environment. Working with our local teams and natural building expert, Whitey Flagg, participants on Amazon Academy‘s Green Living, Natural Building and Permaculture Program have an opportunity to co-create the very living space from which teams will continue to advance conservation and community outreach efforts in Las Piedras. Participants will help demonstrate the techniques and importance of natural building, permaculture and responsible living to hundreds of visitors each year, as well as set an example for local communities who are encouraged to take part in the program. Participants may also have the chance to work in the nearby community of Lucerna to co-develop community-specific green living projects. Participants will learn about living responsibly in the rainforest, have the opportunity to go into the forest with research teams, visit communities and experience one of the most spectacular ecosystems on Earth.
Volunteers and interns will support the vital work of our Primate Conservation Research Team, based in a remote watershed in the south eastern corner of Peru, near the border with Bolivia and Brazil. Our task is to better understand the current status–and assist with conserving–the endangered Peruvian black spider monkey (Ateles chamek) and at least 8 other species of monkey found in the local area. Research undertaken by the team helps us determine strategies for local conservationists in their quest to create a Biodiversity Corridor in an important river system, which is at risk from illegal logging, gold mining and slash-and-burn deforestation for unsustainable agriculture.
CAMERA TRAPPING AND TREE CLIMBING
The Camera Trapping Team works in small groups to set up, revise and analyze camera trap footage for both terrestrial and arboreal studies. For the first terrestrial study, we focus on population densities of ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) and their main prey at various points around the concession. We change the location of the camera traps once a month to gain a better understanding of ocelots’ use of the rainforest and their ranges. For the second project, we move and install fixed camera traps in the canopy using climbing gear to access the crowns of the trees. This study is to observe the general population of arboreal mammals since the use of camera traps in the canopy is a relatively new study method. The benefits of placing camera traps in the canopy are similar to placing them on the ground – to see mammals that are active at night and those that are difficult to find due to their elusive nature. The team also focuses on identifying rare species as well as studying the distribution of mammals recently identified. During a volunteer’s first week, they will be trained in safety protocol, camera trap use, canopy tree climbing and any other pertinent information for the field. The main focus of this study is camera trapping but other activities include: mammal walks during the early morning, afternoon, or night, tree climbing (up to 40m) and wildlife observation from the canopy.
There is a cost for these programs. For further information please contact David Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Position: Research Assistant I – Plum Island LTER*
*Date: June 13, 2017*
The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking
applicants for an entry-level Research Assistant I position with the
Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project.
The LTER project is directed at understanding how the structure of the
estuarine-marsh ecosystem will change over time in response to climate,
sea level, and land use change, and to understand what consequences
these changes will have on ecosystem function such as productivity and
trophic dynamics. Research is conducted in the watersheds of the Parker
and Ipswich Rivers as well as in the marshes, tidal creeks and bays of
Plum Island Sound. We seek individuals with strong experiences in
independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework
with laboratory and field components. Applicants should have a
demonstrated aptitude for biology, chemistry, ecology, and physics,
including advanced coursework. The successful applicant will gain broad
experiences in careful laboratory analyses as well as through strenuous
field work in all environments. During the field work season candidates
are expected to spend up to two weeks a month the field station.
Experience with small boats and trailing boats is desirable.
Funding for this position is available for up to 2 years. The preferred
start date is within 2 weeks of being offered the position
This is an entry level position, requiring a B.A. or B.S. in Biology,
Chemistry, Physics or Ecology
The applicant should be capable of getting into and out of small boats
and walking significant distances across salt marshes.
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*
Cover Letter: Should include a description of how this position
addresses your long-term goals.
References: Please provide complete contact information for 3 references.
APPLY ONLINE: https://mbl.simplehire.com
The Marine Biological Laboratory is an
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
The Predator Ecology Lab at the University of Washington is offering an NSF
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) studying fire, wolves, and
herbivory. This position is a paid undergraduate research opportunity with
mentoring and will run from September 2017 through April 2018. The student
will conduct an independent research project to increase our understanding
of deer herbivory in the face of fire and wolf recolonization. The
selected REU student will conduct plant surveys as part of our field crew
for 2.5 weeks in September and 2.5 weeks in late April in north central
Washington and work with a mentor to analyze data in between field
start/end dates to be determined. More details available at the link below:
Looking for an NSF-REU student to work on several laboratory projects at UC Santa Barbara for two months (July/August; exact dates negotiable) of 2017. A stipend will be provided for housing, food, and amenities. These projects will be focused on soil and litter samples imported from the Mpala Research Centre=92s Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment (KLEE), a 20-year herbivore experimental exclosure in Laikipia, Kenya; the projects themselves will enrich existing data sets being collected by several researchers both in the lab and in the field at the KLEE.
Project details: the student will work directly with a PhD candidate in the Young lab in the Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology department, on several projects.=20
-=09First: the student will learn to conduct and subsequently carry out microbial biomass extractions on soil samples from the KLEE; these soils came from a variety of soil =91types=92 within four experimental herbivore exclosures, each of which excludes a different combination of large-bodied native and domestic herbivores. The data from this project (extractable soil carbon, soil organic matter, and extractable soil microbial biomass) will join a dataset detailing the soils=92 potential microbial respiration rates, providing a rich combined dataset that will contribute to understanding why differences in soil microbial respiration occur in response to herbivore presence/absence on the landscape. -=09Second: the student will work with dried grass litter from the KLEE, which had been deployed in the field as a year-long litter decomposition experiment to explore the rate of carbon turnover in the field in response to herbivore presence/absence. These dried samples were deployed for between 1 and 12 months in 2015/2016, and have been stored in air-tight plastic bags at Mpala since. The student will grind, process and analyze the imported samples to determine their ratios of carbon to nitrogen, in order to illuminate the relative weight loss of each in response to herbivore treatment.
The undergraduate student who receives this job must be interested in community ecology, ecosystems ecology (e.g. nutrient cycling), and learning new laboratory techniques. This student must be amenable to spending a lot of time in the lab, but there is also opportunity for several days of field work in the lower Sierras! This would take place with several Young lab graduate students in a local herbivore presence/absence experiment; this opportunity will give the REU student the chance to experience field work in an herbivore experiment first-hand and couple it with their experience working on samples from the KLEE; having the ability to experience both will round out the student=92s overall experience researching the impacts of experimental herbivore =91loss=92 and land-use change on ecosystem carbon dynamics.
If interested, please send an updated resume and a 2-paragraph explanation of your interest in ecology and the project at hand, plus any relevant experience you may have had, to email@example.com. Provide your contact information and your availability for the months requested. The REU student would be expected to find housing in Santa Barbara (with logistical aid from the graduate student advisor) and be able to commit to a period of 2 months of work on the project. The available time window for this project is July through August, with limited flexibility on dates for either end.
JOSEPH W. JONES ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER
The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for a full-time, temporary Seasonal Research Hourly position. This 3-month position begins in June 2017 and has the potential of being extended. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. The employee=92s main duties will be (1) maintenance of a native seed production garden; (2) assisting with vegetation sampling of uplands within the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem; and (3) data entry. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician.
The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center=92s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems.
Job Requirements: Ability to independently follow instructions. Vegetation sampling requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding field conditions (i.e., heat, high humidity, and insects).
Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field. Experience with plant identification and the use of dichotomous keys is desired. Computer and laboratory-
related experience is also preferable.=20
Wages: $11.00 per hour (limited housing available)
$12.00 per hour (without housing)
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working as a single document by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Plant Ecology Hourly Position, or mail to Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870-9651 or FAX (229)734-4707. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Lead Technician by email: email@example.com or phone: (229)734-4706.
The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Ichauway, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/E-VERIFY/Affirmative Action Employer.
INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (3) for fall migration monitoring project at
New Jersey Audubonâ€™s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. August 24
– October 31, 2017. Cape May is renowned as one of the world’s great hot
spots for bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the Cape
May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, and Morning Flight Songbird Count.
Duties include teaching visitors bird identification and natural
history, offering general assistance, conducting workshops, and
assisting migration counter when needed. Applicants should have
experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal
skills. Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying
passerines, raptors, and/or seabirds is preferred. All applicants must
have their own vehicle and a valid, clean driverâ€™s license. Salary for
positions $900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided.
Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining
relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and
phone numbers) _as a single PDF document_ by email to
_Please include in the Subject line the position for which you are
applying._ Application deadline June 20, 2017.
MONARCH FIELD NATURALIST INTERN (*2*) to assist with ongoing Monarch
butterfly migration project at New Jersey Audubonâ€™s Cape May Bird
Observatory, August 24 to November 7. Duties include daily road
censuses of migrating Monarch butterflies, tagging, data entry,
educating the public about the project and Monarch biology, and
maintaining displays of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides. Successful
applicant will be expected to work irregular hours during peak Monarch
flights. Careful data collecting and entry skills, and excellent
interpersonal skills a must; familiarity with insect ecology and
migration a plus but not required. Must have own vehicle, and a valid,
clean driverâ€™s license. Salary $1000/month; housing and reimbursement
for gas provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest,
resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including
email addresses and phone numbers) _as a single PDF document_ by email
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Please indicate in the Subject
line the position for which you are applying. Application deadline June
MIGRATION COUNTERS (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New
Jersey Audubonâ€™s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ. Cape
May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.
Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (24
August to 7 December), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 Sept to 22
Dec), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August
to 7 November). Applicants for counter positions should have a strong
background identifying raptors, seabirds, or songbirds in flight.
Careful data collecting and data entry skills, a willingness to work
long hours, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants
should have some experience with MS Excel. All counters will also be
required to write a summary report at the end of the season for NJ
Audubon publications. All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a
valid, clean, driverâ€™s license. Salary for all positions
$1400-1800/month depending on experience. Housing and reimbursement for
gas is provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest,
resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including
email addresses and phone numbers) _as a single PDF document_ by email
<mailto:email@example.com> Please list in the Subject line
the position for which you are applying. Application deadline June 20, 2017.
MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for fall migration monitoring projects at
New Jersey Audubonâ€™s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ 16
August 2017 to 31 January 2018. Cape May is one of the premier fall
migration hot spots in the country. Along with coordinating the
migration projects, successful candidate will also provide day-off
relief at each of the 3 migration sites (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon
Seawatch and Cape May Morning Flight Songbird Project), and enter data.
Applicants should have a strong background identifying raptors,
seabirds, and songbirds in flight. Duties include providing training
for migration counters, acting as liaison to online count platform, and
supervise data uploading, and oversee creation of regular summaries,
highlights and notable bird sightings for web posting. Careful data
collecting and data entry skills, a willingness to work long hours, and
excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants should have some
experience with MS Excel. Coordinator will be responsible for providing
at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at the Cape May Autumn
Festival, and oversee summary reports at the end of the season for NJ
Audubon publications. All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a
valid, clean, driverâ€™s license. Salary $2100/month. Housing and
reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover letter indicating
position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three
references (including email addresses and phone numbers) _as a single
PDF document_ by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com> Application deadline June 20, 2017.
The Davidson College Department of Biology (https://www.davidson.edu/academics/biology) has an immediate need for a temporary (3-6 month) field and laboratory research technician. Although the position is temporary (3-6 months), this is a long term project with the possibility of future employment opportunities. The technician will work on a new, 5-year, NSF-funded research project under the direction of PI Kevin Smith (https://www.davidson.edu/academics/biology/faculty-and-staff/kevin-smith). The project focuses on experimentation in terrestrial and aquatic mesocosms with the goal of better understanding patterns and processes of local and regional species extinction. The technician will be part of a research group of dynamic, dedicated, and engaged Davidson students and the PI.
The technician will support the PI and Davidson students in their research on terrestrial arthropod communities. The technician will 1) assist with arthropod collection and identification and curation of a reference collection; 2) assist with field data collection, experimental maintenance, and experimental treatment implementation; 3) assist with data curation and storage, analysis, and dissemination of research results; 4) establish new mesocosm and field experiments.
* Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental studies (with a focus on natural science), or a related field, preferably with coursework in ecology and conservation biology.
* Experience with the identification of terrestrial arthropods, either in an academic or research setting.
* Experience with statistical analysis and data management
* Experience with field research
* Immediate availability for the summer 2017 field season
A combination of any of the following is likely to enhance a candidate’s prospects:
* A Master’s degree in an ecological or environmental discipline
* Familiarity with statistical analysis in the R programming environment, including experience coding
* Direct research experience with terrestrial arthropods
Salary will be commensurate with education, skills, and experience. Questions can be addressed to Kevin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> .
To apply, please visit http://www.davidson.edu/offices/human-resources/work-at-davidson and click on “Staff” under “Apply for Jobs”.
Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.
Kevin G. Smith
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Acorn Woodpecker Field Assistant
Employer: Walters Lab, Old Dominion University
Location: Carmel Valley, California
Description: Two (2) field assistants are needed for ongoing long-term
studies of the behavioral ecology of the cooperatively breeding Acorn
Woodpecker at the Hastings Reserve in upper Carmel Valley, California. We
have studied the behavioral ecology of color-banded Acorn Woodpeckers for
nearly 50 years at this site, making this one of the longest running
vertebrate studies in the world. The research focuses on both ecological and
evolutionary factors involved in the evolution of cooperative breeding, and
includes using automated radio-telemetry techniques to track cryptic movement.
Assistants will participate in monitoring group composition via color-band
resighting, documenting feeding (for any nests) and roosting behavior, and
assist in woodpecker capture and experimental manipulations. Some portions
of field work may require the ability to drive an off road vehicle or truck.
The experience is designed to be one of total immersion, six days per week,
and provides the necessary training needed for those interested in applying
to graduate school.
Compensation: $600/month and on-site shared housing.
Duration: 15 August 2017 to 01 April 2018.
Qualifications: This job requires frequent strenuous physical activity;
applicants must be avid hikers who are comfortable hiking up and down hills
with equipment such as spotting scopes and blinds. Prior experience with
birds (especially the ability to read color bands) is desirable but not
required. Self-motivation, enthusiasm for the research questions, a
willingness to sit in a blind for up to 3 hours per session (in hot weather
with lots of annoying face flies), and an ability to tackle the rigors of
field work are a must. We especially encourage those applicants that plan to
attend graduate school in the near future and who are interested in
conducting an independent study during their tenure at Hastings. The reserve
is remote (about an hour from the nearest town), and therefore a good
attitude towards shared field housing situations is necessary, and having a
vehicle is highly desirable.
Interested applicants should submit a CV with an appropriate cover letter
and the names/affiliations of three academic references
to=A0sahasbarve@gmail.com. Please use “ACWO Field Assistant position” as the
subject of your email. More information on the project can be found at
PLEASE NOTE: Field assistant positions are only available to citizens or
permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. No exceptions
can be made.
Contact: Sahas Barve, firstname.lastname@example.org; Subject: ACWO Field Assistant
An awesome opportunity exists for a student interested in a Master’s degree
in Forestry and Environmental Resources within the College of Natural
Resources at NC State University. The successful candidate would focus on a
project evaluating the effects of coarse woody debris and forest floor
removal on soil processes and aboveground productivity. The position is
fully funded with opportunities to work with a forest industry partner. For
more information about this position please contact Dr. Zakiya Leggett,
please email CV and transcripts (unofficial).
Minimum qualifications for this position include a B.S. degree in soil
science, forestry, environmental science, ecology, or a related discipline.
More information about NC State University can be found at www.ncsu.edu
The Kraft Lab at UCLA seeks a full-time research technician in plant ecology to join our research group. The primary focus of this position will be assisting in ongoing field studies in annual plants aimed at linking functional trait variation to species coexistence at local and landscape scales. Much of this work is conducted at the Sedgwick Reserve near Santa Barbara, CA and the technician would be expected to spend multi-day stretches of time working at the reserve with members of the lab and staying in on-site researcher housing during busy times of the year. We seek someone who is detail oriented, reliable, and enthusiastic about working with a diverse group of annual plants in a beautiful but rustic field setting. This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate seeking to gain research experience before applying to graduate school. A background in plant ecology, field botany, or related fields is highly desirable. More details about the lab can be found here: http://sites.lifesci.ucla.edu/eeb-kraft/. The ideal start date is late summer 2017, though exact date is negotiable. Pay will be commensurate with experience, position provides health benefits.
To apply, please send a CV, a letter of interest, and the names and contact details of at least two references to Nathan Kraft (email@example.com) with the subject heading of =93research technician application=94. Review of applications will begin in early June and continue until the position is filled.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
621 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
tel: (310) 825-3593
Full-Time Research Specialist position – Arizona State University
Duties and Responsibilities The Urban and Stream Ecosystems Laboratory (Nancy Grimm=92s 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 $38,000 – $45,000 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=96 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. =95=09Experience conducting ecological field and laboratory analyses, including troubleshooting equipment and methods. =95=09Driver=92s license and ability to drive an off-road vehicle
=95=09Willingness and ability to work outdoors in sometimes hot conditions, ability to carry equipment and field supplies up to 40 lb.
=95=09Basic office skills and proficiency with standard computer platforms and software. =95=09Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Desired Qualifications=96 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. Arizona State University is located in Tempe, Arizona, a vibrant college town in the Salt River valley of metro Phoenix in central Arizona, and close to countless outdoor recreational activities. ASU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Lindsey Pollard at Lindsey.Pollard@asu.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and will be accepted until 1 June.
The TEST Group (www.bnl.gov/TESTgroup) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is looking for student to join us this fall for a Department of Energy Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). Specifically we are looking for a student interested in establishing long-term forestry inventory plots on site at BNL. These plots will include forests across disturbance gradients associated with fire and insect activity. We will use these plots to establish a baseline for tracking forest dynamics, and=
to validate our satellite, airborne, and drone based remote sensing approaches.
Details on the application process: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/
Deadline for application: May 31st 2017
If you do apply please contact us directly so we are aware of your application: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
We are seeking a highly motivated student to conduct research on
Newfoundland and Labrador northern shrimp fisheries. The student will
pursue a M.Sc. degree in Fisheries Science at the Fisheries and Marine
Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John=E2=80=99s,
starting in Fall 2017.
The student will be supervised by Dr. Arnault Le Bris
(www.arnaultlebris.com) at the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems
Research (www.mi.mun.ca/cfer) and work on the spatiotemporal
variability in northern shrimp life history traits. Student will
collaborate with the researchers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and
with the industry to collect and analyse data. The project involves
field work aboard large fishing vessels, laboratory work, and computer
programming. Strong statistical and programming skills, including
knowledge of R programming language are required. At sea experienced
is a plus.
Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, CV, copies of
transcripts and contact information for 2 references to Dr. Arnault Le
The University of Georgia=92s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated student with strong academic credentials and previous field experience to join a collaborative research team working on mesocarnivore ecology and management. The student will primarily work on a USDA funded project aimed at quantifying the ecological factors affecting the success of rabies elimination programs in the Southeastern US. As part of the larger study, the Master=92s student will work in close collaboration with other students, postdocs, faculty and agency personnel to: (a) quantify the spatial and demographic parameters of wild opossum populations using mark-recapture, telemetry, and genetic data; (b) evaluate the importance of various habitat types in the Southeastern US to support opossum populations; (c) quantify the levels of rabies vaccine bait uptake by opossums, and thus the realized levels of bait competition between non-target (opossums) and target (raccoons) species. The selected student will be responsible for developing and conducting an independent research project within this general framework. The successful applicant would be enrolled in UGA=92s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources starting Fall 2017, and stationed at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in Aiken, SC when not taking classes.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for this position include a B.S. degree in wildlife ecology, ecology, or a related discipline. The candidate must be able to work in the field under adverse conditions and have excellent organizational skills. Prior experience working with mesocarnivores is not essential, although preference will be given to applicants with prior experience capturing and handling wildlife. Warnell requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and GRE scores of 1000 (~300 in new scoring system) for admission.
Stipend and Benefits: This assistantship is based on a 40% stipend. Position will offer $20,138/year. The student will receive a full-tuition waiver but will be expected to pay some mandated fees (details can be found at http://busfin.uga.edu/bursar/). All students on assistantship are required to have health insurance, and a portion of the premium for the University System=92s health insurance plan is paid by the University of Georgia.
1. The main faculty involved in the project include Prof. Olin E. Rhodes, Jr, Dr. Guha Dharmarajan and Dr. Jim Beasley. Details on their lab groups can be found at can be found at https://srel.uga.edu/directory/faculty/
2. Details on the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory can be found at https://srel.uga.edu/
3. Details on the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources can be found at www.warnell.uga.edu.
4. Details on the University of Georgia can be found at www.uga.edu
5. Details about the graduate program are available at https://www.warnell.uga.edu/graduate.
1. Interested candidates must follow instructions below prior to submitting an application to Warnell
2. Review of candidatess will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
3. For full consideration please apply by June 10th, 2017
4. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three references in a single PDF attachment to Dr. Guha Dharmarajan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Short-listed candidates will be contacted and requested to submit an application to Warnell
Contact: Guha Dharmarajan, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist
The University of Georgia=92s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Phone: 803-725-3241; Email: email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION.
An opportunity is available to participate in field research related to the vertical stratification of amphibians in the rainforests of Costa Rica. The research will take place in multiple locations in order to sample at different elevations. One site will be the La Selva Biological station,two other sites are located in the adjacent Braulio Carrillo National Park. One station is remote and the applicant must be prepared for difficult field conditions with limited facilities, connectivity and access. The other stations have full access/meals/lodging provided.
The assistant will gain knowledge and field experience working on a unique project addressing the richness, abundance and beta diversity of canopy amphibians and reptiles. Skills will include canopy surveys using arborist single rope tree climbing techniques, ground based transect surveys, physiological experiments, among others. Importantly, the assistant will be provided the opportunity to conduct research or use data for their own independent study.
This project is part of the PhD research of Edmund Basham, who studies in Dr. Brett Scheffers=92 Lab at the University of Florida. The Scheffers Lab (http://www.wec.ufl.edu/faculty/scheffers/) focuses on climate change, canopy science and tropical forest research.
Mandatory requirements for applicants:
=95 BSc or working towards a BSc in Environmental Sciences (Biology, Zoology, Ecology or related field)
=95 Extensive field experience =96 tropical forest and amphibian experience will be prioritized
=95 Some climbing experience preferred=96 we will be conducting canopy surveys using standard arborist techniques
=95 Physically fit =96 this will be a very challenging but very rewarding project involving active surveying of forest canopies. We will be hiking to remote sites and taking equipment to survey and camp there.
Application deadline: Until position is filled.
Duration of project: Field research begins NOW and ends July 20th 2017
In-country expenses will be paid but the flights, visas and insurance will be covered by the applicant.
If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to Edmund Basham ASAP (Edmund.firstname.lastname@example.org)
I previously posted this a few months ago but am now in need of an assistant within days/weeks to continue my work. I will be searching through previous applications but a re-aplication would help me know if you are still available.
We are seeking a highly-motivated student to conduct research on invasion risk of non-native plants. The student will pursue a MS degree through either the Agronomy Department or the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) Interdisciplinary Ecology program at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL starting Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.
The student will be co-advised by Dr. S. Luke Flory (florylab.com) and Dr. Deah Lieurance and will primarily work with Dr. Lieurance and the UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida=92s Natural Areas (https://assessment.ifas.ufl.edu ), an internationally recognized invasion risk assessment program. Examples of previous research conducted through the UF/IFAS Assessment include evaluation of the invasion risk of clumping and running bamboo species (Lieurance et al., in review), predicted versus actual invasiveness of vine species in Florida (Gordon, Lieurance, & Flory, 2017), and the development of a list of low-risk biofuel species (Quinn, et al. 2015). We anticipate one part of the MS thesis to focus on use of the invasion risk assessment program and a second part to include observational or experimental field ecology.
Applicants should have a background in ecology, environmental science, conservation biology, risk analysis, or a related field, and an interest in the ecology and management of invasive species. Additionally, applicants with experience in database management, statistical modelling, and other computer skills are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities of the MS student will include completing graduate coursework, research related to the UF/IFAS Assessment objectives, publishing research findings, and participating in outreach activities, such as educational workshops, and involvement with invasive species related organizations (e.g. Florida Invasive Species Partnership). The stipend for this assistantship is $21k/year and includes a full tuition waiver and access to health care benefits.
Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, including a statement of research interests, CV, contact information for 3 references, and copies of transcripts and GRE scores to Dr. Flory (email@example.com).
One Project Assistant position is available at the Cary Institute of
Ecosystem Studies pertaining to The Tick Project (www.tickproject.org)
which is developing and testing a new approach to
reducing the incidence of tick-borne disease in residential neighborhoods.
This postion (17007-I) assists the Human Subject Research Specialist
with community relations. This Project Assistant will assist with
research that focuses on human exposure to ticks and
tick-borne pathogens. Duties will include interacting with study
participants from residential neighborhoods by phone and e-mail,
addressing questions and concerns of study
participants, collecting information on behaviors relevant to human
exposure to tick borne disease, and interacting with regional and
national health agencies to collect and maintain
epidemiological data. Experience in public or customer relations
required. Currently-enrolled college students encouraged to apply.
Employment to begin immediately, with an end date of approximatley
August 15, 2017. Job is full-time, 35 hours per week. This is an hourly,
non-benefitted position. Wage is commensurate with
education and experience. The final candidate will be required to
complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check
successfully. Onsite or nearby housing may be available.
Posting is open until filled.
Please submit job application via
http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs and include a single PDF
file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names,
phone numbers and
e-mail addresses of three professional references.
The Cary Institute is an Equal Empoyment Opportunity (EEO) and
Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is our policy to provide equal
employment opportunities to all qualified applicants
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or
disabled status, or genetic information.
Hello! My name is=A0James Lichtenstein=2C and I=27m a graduate student at the University of California Santa Barbara=2C in the Pruitt lab=2E I=27m excited to offer this research opportunity! It should provide invaluable experience in executing experiments on animal behavior and ecology in general=2E
We are hiring two paid field assistants to help us perform lab/field insect=A0behavioral ecology work in western Pennsylvania=2E We will be probing the ecological consequences of personality in mantids and other insects=2E Therefore=2C the job will largely consist of=3A 1) capturing insects via sweep=A0net=2C 2) painting/performing behavioral tests on insects=2C and 3) setting up mesocosm trials=2E=A0You will be expected to be up early to assist with projects and assist with data entry in the evenings=2E Expect long=2C 10+ hour workdays=2E The job starts around late May or early June and goes until early August=A0at your convenience=2E
We will be working with these mantises around Linesville=2C Pennsylvania=2E Although this is a sleepy small town=2C we=27ll have access to hiking=2C canoes=2C etc=2E There won=27t a ton of time for exploring this kind of recreation=2C but not no time=2E
Your housing and dining costs will be covered=2E We will be staying at either a field station or a rented house in the area=2E Although we=27ll be preparing our own meals=2C you will not be expected to cook=2E There will be access to wifi=2C but it may be quite=A0slow=2E We can cover travel costs within the continental united states=2C but preference will be given to students from Pennsylvania and Ohio=2E If you do well=2C I am happy to write letters of recommendation=2C and we traditionally include assistants as authors on all publication=2E Finally=2C we will pay each assistant =24500 dollars per month=2E
Requirements and considerations=3A
1=2E Seriously interested in pursuing a career in ecology
2=2E Excellent academic performance
3=2E Undergraduate or recent graduate
4=2E Must be able to stay for the entire 2 month duration
5=2E Experience with insects or behavioral testing is preferred=2C but not required
6=2E Must not be squeamish working with insects=2E We will=A0capture and thousands of them=2E
7=2E If you have pollen allergies=2C this project may be an ordeal for you=2E Sweep netting insects boils down to meandering through a field and hitting plants with a stick=2E This results in intense pollen exposure=2E We can provide masks to reduce this exposure=2E
I am sorry for the short notice of this offer=2C so we will be making a decision very quickly=2E If you=A0wish to apply=2C please=A0send a short cover letter=2C your CV=2C and some sort of unofficial transcript to mantispersonality=40gmail=2Ecom=2E Finally=2C if you have any questions=2C please don=27t hesitate to ask!
Wings Over Water Osprey Program Assistant
Job Summary: The Montana Natural History Center and Erick Greene=92s lab at University of Montana are hiring an intern to join the team of the Wings Over Water Osprey education program. In the WOW program, we connect middle-school teachers and students to STEM experts in the lab and in the field. The WOW program strengthens STEM teaching and learning for students across Montana. We are seeking hard-working and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about biology and environmental education.
The intern will join our team of MNHC staff and STEM experts, and will assist with all aspects of the WOW program. The team will connect with classrooms remotely, assist teachers with delivering the WOW curriculum in the classroom, coordinate visits from STEM experts, and lead class field trips to Osprey nests. The team will also begin planning logistics for next year=92s (2018-19) program, including recruiting new teachers, and planning the WOW summer institute at UM (June 2018). This is an excellent opportunity to connect with experts in several fields: STEM experts at UM, and naturalists and educators at the Montana Natural History Center. $10/hr, part-time, temporary (2017-2018 school year).
Find position description and application instructions here: http://www.montananaturalist.org/employment-opportunities/
We are seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student who is broadly
interested in plant-insect interactions and chemical ecology. The REU
student will learn how to isolate and analyze plant defensive compounds and
characterize variation in plant defensive chemistry among Yucca species.
This will be a stand-alone project spearheaded by the student that
complements on-going research on this well-known system. The student will
be based at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, NY with occasional travel to
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY to interact with the Cornell Chemical Ecology
Student Experience: The REU student will work in a laboratory and outdoor
setting,and learn how to identify yucca species, characterize plant
morphology, extract lignin and saponins, and use ODS column separation
techniques. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to learn how
to analyze data from LC-MS. The student will join a group of
undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty conducting research on the
patterns of host use by yucca moth pollinators (althofflab.syr.edu).
Requirements: Knowledge of standard laboratory practices including making
solutions, working with acids and bases, and excellent pipetting skills.
Familiarity with handling insects is a plus. Applicant must be enrolled as
an undergraduate student at a college or university.
Application process: Please submit a CV, detailing any relevant skills,
unofficial transcripts, a one to two paragraph rationale for your interest
in the position, and the names of two references sent electronically to Dr.
David Althoff, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application evaluation will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct
questions about the position to Dr. Althoff at the above e-mail address.
Funding: Students will receive a $4000 stipend for the eight weeks with a
research budget of $2000 for supplies and equipment fees.
The labs of Dr. Betsy Beers (http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/pages/ebeers) and Dr.
Dave Crowder (http://entomology.wsu.edu/david-crowder/) and in the
Department of Entomology at Washington State University are recruiting a
student at the M.S. or Ph.D. level, to study acoustic (vibrational)
communication by psyllid pests. Research on psyllids has shown that male and
female psyllids conduct acoustic =93duets=94 during their mate-locating
activities. We are seeking a student who is interested in conducting
research on acoustic communication by a psyllid pest of pears. Research
areas may include behavioral analyses of duetting activities; recording
acoustic signals and analyzing waveform traits; and, describing
morphological structures of psyllids used in producing acoustic signals.
Project aims are to develop fundamental knowledge leading to better
understanding of the mate-locating activities of this pear pest. Moreover,
These data will be used to design mating disruption strategies using
acoustic signals that interfere with mate location by psyllids Potential
students should have interests in insect behavior and mate-location
strategies of insects. The research will be conducted in close collaboration
with Dr. David Horton of the USDA, and field research will be conducted
primarily in central Washington (so the student must be willing to travel to
field sites in university-provided vehicles). Students interested in
starting graduate school in August 2017 or January 2018 are encouraged to
apply. To apply send CV and statement of interest to Dave Crowder
(email@example.com). Students that have completed MS degrees or conducted an
independent research project are particularly encouraged to apply.
Plant Ecology field/lab volunteer position with USGS, Hawaii. This
volunteer position starts June 19, 2017 and lasts 5 months; housing and
per diem are provided. We are looking for a motivated and independent
intern with field/lab experience to work on a project in mid-elevation
mesic forest on Hawaii Island relating to invasive plants, native birds,
and ecosystem restoration. In particular, the work focuses on how plant-
soil interactions and bird dispersal of native seed affect native
understory regeneration in Acacia koa reforestation projects, therefore
previous experience with plant/soil sampling and labwork is desirable.
Field responsibilities include: collecting plant survey data, maintaining
and collecting seedrain traps, outplanting experimental plants, collecting
plant foliar and litter samples, soil coring. Field sites are in Hakalau
Forest National Wildlife Refuge at 5000-7000 ft elevation and may be cold
and wet OR hot and dry depending on time of year. Must be able to work
outdoors in all weather conditions, hike over rough terrain long distances
carrying field gear, navigate using GPS/compass, and drive a 4×4 automatic
vehicle on unpaved roads. Lab responsibilities include: grinding plant
material, soil sieving, soil extractions, data entry, processing seed rain
samples, processing bird fecal samples for seed. Compensation is
$1040/month per diem and housing is provided in Hawaii Volcanoes National
Park, or at Hakalau depending on field schedule; transportation provided
to and from work and to Hilo for supplies. Airfare is only provided from
Oahu to Hilo. To apply, please send AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT 1. brief cover
letter highlighting relevant experience and why you are interested in the
position, 2. resume, and 3. name, address, phone number, and email address
of at least 3 references to Dr. Stephanie Yelenik, USGS Pacific Island
Ecosystems Research Center, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be
considered as they are received to fill the position quickly, and priority
given to those who can start in June.
The Ryan lab (https://sadieryan.net) at the University of Florida is
recruiting a motivated undergraduate for an NSF funded Research Experience
for Undergraduates (REU) summer research internship in Medical Geography
and Disease Ecology, in spatial ecology of vector-borne disease. The REU
project is part of a larger NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious
Diseases project to model effects of climate, land use, and socioeconomic
conditions on vector-borne disease transmission
(http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=3D137712). The project
explores a range of diseases, including malaria, dengue, chikungunya,
Zika, Rift Valley fever, bluetongue, and others. More about the larger
project can be found on NSF=92s website.
The ideal candidate will have a career interest in spatial modeling, GIS,
disease ecology, epidemiology, or public health research. A background in
geography, ecology, infectious disease biology, and mathematical modeling
or quantitative methods is desired but not required. Spanish
speaking/reading is a plus.
Applicants must be in bachelor=92s program (undergraduate), with a
graduation date AFTER September 2017.
Desired qualifications include:
=95=09Experience with statistical analysis, particularly in R
=95=09Database management, analysis and manipulation
=95=09GIS coursework and experience
The successful candidate will have access to several primary datasets of
entomological and epidemiological data from a long-term field site in
Southern Ecuador, and will have the option of designing an independent
geospatial analysis project, and/or participating in team projects with
This position will be based at the University of Florida in Gainesville,
Florida, hosted jointly in the Geography Department and the Emerging
Pathogens Institute (EPI). The student will thus have the opportunity to
interact with multiple students and faculty working on spatially explicit
health questions, across a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Applicants should send a CV, unofficial transcript, contact information
for two references, and a one page statement about research interests,
experience, and career goals to Sadie Ryan email@example.com. Please include
=93REU position=94 in the subject line.
Review of applications will begin on May 15 and continue until the
position is filled.
This position carries a stipend to cover all expenses, and will be paid as
an hourly position through the University of Florida.
Job title: Sagebrush Ecology Technicians
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns, OR
Duration: One 4.5 month full time seasonal position, one 9 month active, 3 months leave without pay term position
Target start date: July 10, 2017
Preferred hiring range: $17.93-$19.05/hr
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon seeks two Sagebrush Ecology Technicians to join our Oregon Desert Team. The Sagebrush Ecology Technicians will support innovative restoration science and conservation efforts in Southeast Oregon. They will collect field data, apply seed enhancements to native seed, assist with planting and conduct lab work to help us scale up our Precision Restoration initiative, which aims to increase successful restoration of native perennial vegetation in annual grass-prone rangelands. They will also assist with monitoring sagebrush restoration projects and data entry. More detailed information is available online, see “How To Apply,” below.
* Associate Degree in natural resources, environmental studies, or related field, OR equivalent combination of education and 6 months’ experience.
* Experience managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources.
* Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience
* Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
* Field experience in sagebrush ecosystems and knowledge of common plant species.
* Ability to identify plant species using diagnostic tools such as a dichotomous key.
* Ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
* Research experience in outdoor, lab, and greenhouse settings helpful.
* Ability to work effectively on a small team.
* Demonstrated ability to safely travel on primitive roads and trails.
* Time management skills.
* Ability to follow safety protocols for using small machinery, hand tools, and power tools in field and lab/shop environment.
Additional Job Information
There are two openings, both based in Burns, Oregon at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Station with a target start date of July 10, 2017:
* The Sagebrush Ecology Technician – seasonal<http://bit.ly/2qgK8vt> (Job ID 45393) is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 4.5 month seasonal position.
* The Sagebrush Ecology Technician<http://bit.ly/2qfybZN> (Job ID 45394) is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 9 months active, 3 months leave without pay during winter position.
Interested applicants may apply to both positions. If you would consider either position, please apply to both, as we can only consider your candidacy for the specific job(s) you apply for.
Both positions require a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Further details can be found in the full job announcement online by following the instructions below.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, go to our careers page at www.nature.org/careers<http://www.nature.org/careers>. Click on Current Job Openings, and search job ID 45393 or 45394. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 8:59 PM Pacific Time on 5/21/2017. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include the Job ID.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law
*Paid field assistant position for 6 weeks this late summer (August 1st to
As part of my dissertation, I am conducting surveys of plant communities
and associated measures of ecosystem function on 20 islands in Clarks Hill
Lake, a reservoir on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. The
fieldwork in August and September would consist of visiting islands,
conducting basic vegetation surveys, and collecting leaf functional traits
and soil samples. The trip will consist of the entire month of August + one
or two weeks into September (weather dependent). I will be driving from
Syracuse New York, down to Georgia, so preference will be given to those
that can meet me somewhere along the way.
*All food, lodging (car/tent camping on lake shore), and transport (after
we meet) will be covered (+ up to $3,000 stipend for 6 weeks).*
– Fit, healthy, and able to help me unload and reload the boat on my truck
– Good, friendly personality, and able to cheerfully endure harsh field
conditions (heat, rain, thorns, long days, mosquitos, slippery rocks, etc.)
– Comfortable with boat travel
– Experience tent camping/spending time outdoors
– Able to follow directions carefully and willing to take on certain
– Experience identifying plants with dichotomous keys. Knowledge of the
Southern Piedmont forest flora is a huge plus, but not required.
– Some prior experience with fieldwork, though the trip itself will be a
great opportunity for students seeking more experience doing ecology. My
goal is to make this trip into as much of a learning experience as possible
for any assistant that joins me, including the potential for creating an
independent research project.
*Dates: *August 1st through September 12th (with possibility of ending
*Stipend: *$500 per week of work (total = $2,000 to $3,000 depending on how
soon we finish).
*Please email me (email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>) your CV, a cover
letter, and contacts for at least two references as soon as possible.
Position will be filled on a rolling basis. Email me with any questions.*
The University of California at Santa Barbara is currently taking
applications for a field assistant to help with a paper wasp study in
northwestern Pennsylvania at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. This is
a large field study that involves monitoring paper wasp colonies in nature
for growth and survival over several months. Previous work has demonstrated
strong behavioral variation among queens in this species, and that queen
personality can be used to predict the subsequent behavior of their
colonies, as well as their fitness in the wild. This study is done
completely in the field and involved testing queen behavior and monitoring
their colonies over the course of the season for survival, growth, and
parasite load. The behavioral aspect of the study will be complete prior to
the assistant arriving. The assistant will need to monitor the colonies
daily, which involves noting whether the colony is still active, the size
of the colony, number of workers, and queen survival.
This will need to be performed from early June through October. Assistants
will stay at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, and their lodging and
gas will be fully covered.
Assistants will be paid $500 per month, and stay for free at the Pymatuning
Laboratory of Ecology. Gas will be covered. Assistants will also be
included as a coauthor on the manuscript resulting from this research, and
we can provide assistants with glowing letters of recommendation in the
5 months (June through October). We are accepting applications now.
1. Seriously interested in pursuing a career in ecology
2. Need to have your own transportation (car)
3. Preferably live in or near Pennsylvania, as we cannot fly assistants
in, since assistants need their own car (remember, gas will be compensated).
4. Excellent academic performance
5. Undergraduate or recent graduate
6. Must be able to stay for the entire 5 month duration
7. *Must not be overly afraid of wasps*.
*Apply for this position*:
If this position interests you, please send your CV, unofficial academic
records including current GPA, and two personal references that we may
contact to *Colin Wright *(email@example.com). *We are accepting
Additionally, if you have any questions regarding us, our lab, or the
project, please don’t hesitate to email me and ask!
We are looking for a motivated MS student to study the phenology of a native and commercially managed solitary bee species, the blue orchard bee, in managed and unmanaged settings. The student will be advised by Dr. Theresa L. Pitts-Singer in the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit in Logan, UT. Specific research objectives of the position are as follows:
1. Determine the variation in developmental phenology of regional populations of blue orchard bees (BOBs) by maintaining regionally-specific bees under managed or unmanaged conditions. 2018 January-December; 2019 January-June.
2. Determine the heritability of regional phenology traits for BOBs from California and Utah by examining population crosses in controlled experiments. 2018 January-December; 2019 January-June.
3. Determine the difference in the retention of females between California and Utah BOBs used as pollinators in regions outside of their geographic origin by examining the dispersal and flight range of these populations in cherry orchards in regionally distinct environments. 2018 March-November.
Requirements: Acceptance to USU graduate program; Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, entomology, natural resources, botany) from accredited university; experience with bees and/or pollination desired.
More information USDA ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit:
More information on Utah State University Biology Department: http://www.biology.usu.edu/
Send inquiries to Dr. Theresa Pitts-Singer, Theresa.Pitts-Singer@ars.usda.gov; 435-797-0581
Would you like to be a student in the Research Experience for
Undergraduates program, a research assistant supported by a PI with a
grant, a graduate student benefiting from a fellowship, or a lucky PI
getting a grant? The larger NSF’s budget, the better your chances of
getting this kind of funding.
AIBS is helping to generate support for the National Science
Foundation’s funding in the next fiscal year. NSF is the primary funder
for most basic ecological research, and for programs like Research
Experience for Undergraduates, and Research Experience for Teachers. The
AIBS Web site https://policy.aibs.org/action is an easy way for you to
write to your Senators to ask them to help support NSF’s budget. If you
hope to benefit from NSF funding next year, there’s incentive for you to
Congress has started debate on funding levels for federal programs for
fiscal year 2018. Please show your support for the National Science
Foundation (NSF) by writing to your Senators to ask them to sign a
letter in support of funding the agency at $8 billion in 2018.
NSF is the primary federal funding source for basic biological research
at our nationâ€™s universities and colleges. The agency provides
approximately 68% of extramural federal support for non-medical,
fundamental biological and environmental research at academic institutions.
The proposed funding level of at least $8 billion would allow NSF to
expand support for early career researchers and to create new
interdisciplinary research programs. Moreover, this investment would
sustain existing research and education programs that are vital to U.S.
Please take a moment to ask your Senators to sign the NSF dear colleague
letter led by Senator Markey. https://policy.aibs.org/action
PhD Position in Species Interactions and Food-Web Structure in Rivers at The Ohio State University
We are seeking a PhD student interested in studying how species interactions and food-web dynamics in rivers ecosystems vary across land-use patterns. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Lauren Pintor and Dr. Mazeika Sullivan. On going research in the Pintor laboratory (http://u.osu.edu/pintor.6/) focuses on aquatic community, invasion and behavioral ecology. On going research in the Sullivan/STRIVE Lab (http://u.osu.edu/strive/) focuses on understanding natural and human drivers of biodiversity, community and food-web organization, and ecosystem function. Together, we are interested in recruiting a student to advance research that links species interactions within river and inland lake food webs with food-web connectance and resilience. Multiple laboratory facilities support our research, teaching, and outreach activities, including SENR=92s Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP) (http://senr.osu.edu/research/schiermeier-olentangy-river-wetland-research=
Interested applicants should send a short description of your interests and career goals, a CV/resume, your GPA (undergraduate & graduate, if applicable) and your GRE scores and percentiles to Dr. Lauren Pintor and Dr. Mazeika Sullivan. Review of applications will begin immediately. Following an initial review of applications, we will select the most competitive candidates to formally apply to the SENR graduate program. Additionally, Dr. Sullivan will be available to speak in person with any applicants attending the Society of Freshwater Science Meeting (June 5-9, 2017) in Raleigh, NC. General information regarding the SENR Graduate Program and application process may found at (http://senr.osu.edu/graduate/prospective-graduate-students).
Please share widely! I have a last minute opening for a field assistant in Florida this summer. Apologies for cross posting.
Field Assistant Opportunity:
One field assistant is needed for fieldwork to assist a post-doctoral researcher from the University of Massachusetts in dolphin feeding behavior, niche specialization, and habitat studies
The field season will run for approximately 8 weeks, from June 5th through July 28th. Research will take place in Cedar Key, Florida, 3 hours north of Tampa and 60 miles west of Gainesville. The assistant will be responsible for their transportation in and out of Florida.
Assistants will be expected to work on a boat 6 to 7 days per week, for up to 10 hours at a time. Typical weather conditions in summer include 95 degree heat, very high humidity, and no breezes.
Prior experience working on dolphins and habitats, as well as acoustics, is preferred but not required. Those with no experience should demonstrate their willingness to learn.
This is not a paid position. Assistants will have the option to obtain their own housing and food in Cedar Key. Housing is available with the PI, in this case assistants may be asked to contribute $75 per month towards food. More details are available.
Opportunities for part-time work in tourist-related positions in Cedar Key may be available to assistants-however it is their responsibility to obtain those jobs and assistants must make the field work a priority.
Priority will be given to applicants who can stay for the duration, however I am willing to hire in two blocks of time: June 5 to the 29th or July 5 to the 28th.
Please send an email of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as “Field assistants for 2017”. Be specific about how much time you can commit to. A more in depth description of the position and its requirements will be emailed out-at that time candidates who are still interested should email their CV and informative cover letter to the above email address.
The IMMS Research Internship Program located in Gulfport, MS is designed as a way for students interested in a career in marine science to gain valuable research experience in a real-world setting. Interns will participate with multiple projects involving bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and diamondback terrapins. As an intern, you will be trained in all aspects of dolphin photo-id research, sea turtle satellite tracking, and other current research projects at IMMS. Interns will also participate in other operations at IMMS including stranding response, education, and animal care. Our goal is to give Interns a well-rounded experience in a variety of areas while providing expert training and experience in marine science research.
– Commit to a minimum of at least 12 weeks. The internship can be
extended depending on work performance.
– Be available to work Mon-Fri and must be available for all boat trips.
Some field days may fall on the weekends.
– Have strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to detail,
and ability to admit mistakes.
– Produce high quality research efforts and exhibit strong interpersonal
– *Principle Duties include*: data entry, searching and cataloging
journal articles, learning all research protocols, cropping and sorting
photo-id fin images, learning to use photo-id programs such as Darwin (fin
matching software), and FinBase (Microsoft Access), boat based field
research (21=E2=80=99 and 31=E2=80=99 boats), and learn how to use ArcGIS
– *Secondary Duties involve*: Assisting with animal care staff,
attending marine mammal necropsies, responding to marine mammal and sea
turtle strandings, and assisting with educational tours.
– *Field days: *Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water
and on shore in sometimes extreme seasonal conditions. Seasonal
temperatures range from over 100 =C2=B0F in summer to 30 =C2=B0F in winter. Field
days typically exceed eight hours and occur at least two or three times a
Applicants must be 18 or older and must have a genuine interest in marine research. Applicants should be actively pursuing a college degree or be a recent graduate in oceanography, marine science/biology, biology, or a related field. Previous research experience in any capacity is a plus.
Applicants must be able and willing to fulfill all duties outlined for this Internship Program. This is an unpaid position and Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Once accepted, IMMS staff will be able to assist Interns in suggesting suitable housing options and locations.
*Deadline to Apply for the Fall Session (8/7/17 – 10/27/17 and 9/25/17 –
12/15/17) is June 1, 2017*
*Please visit **http://imms.org/internship.php*
<http://imms.org/internship.php>* for application and full details*
ORNITHOLOGICAL POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Volunteer field research assistant needed for Bare-necked Umbrellabird study in the Monteverde area of Costa Rica. Volunteer will be responsible for data collection in the field and may be involved in mist-netting / banding / transmitter application. Applicants should be familiar with rustic conditions and comfortable living in the field. Accommodations are bunk beds, a cold outdoor rustic shower, and composting toilet. Applicants should have at least one year paid field experience; preference given to those with an ornithological background, available throughout the preferred length of stay (May 17 – m=
id-June) and / or fluent in Spanish. Undergraduates will not be considered except in exceptional circumstances. All in-country expenses covered, as well as up to a $450 USD travel stipend towards transportation to Costa Rica. To apply, please contact Sabrina Salome at email@example.com with attached CV / resume. Interview process required.
Pollinator Partnership (P2) seeks to hire a motivated, detail-oriented *Field Botanist* in Northern Arkansas.
The Field Botanist will provide programmatic support for P2â€™s Monarch Wings Across America (MWAA) program. MWAA involves a multi-component campaign to addressing the recent alarming decline in monarchs and the fragmentation of the annual migration through research, ground-truthing, technical guidance and outreach. MWAA supports the spectacular migration through monarch habitat creation.
Job Description and Duties: We are looking for a head field technician to=
assist with, and coordinate, fieldwork on the ecology of two wild populations of Columbian ground squirrels. The head technician will supervise 4 student interns and coordinate with graduate students involved with the project for the period of May 15 (or as soon as possible,
thereafter) to Aug 31, 2017. Fieldwork will will involve monitoring the phenology (when animals emerge from hibernation), reproduction and survival of individuals, data entry and data verification. The two populations are=
separated by an approximately 1.5 hr. drive and will each be monitored by=
two separate teams of interns. As such, it is expected that the head technician will display strong organizational abilities, responsibility and oversight.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with previous field experience, looking to advance their career in wildlife biology or move towards graduate school. All fieldwork is carried out in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of southwestern Alberta, Canada, home to some of the most majestic wildlife in North America. The head technician will have the opportunity to view many of these iconic species as well as interact with other researchers in the area working on a diversity of species and research projects.=20
Skills required: The successful candidate will have previous fieldwork experience in a similar work environment. Good organizational, multi-tasking and supervisory abilities are essential. Possession of these skills, as evidenced through previous experience supervising field crews, is desirable.
Specific field skills required are: ability to trap, handle and observe wild mammals. The successful applicant will also have experience in data entry, checking and management of databases. A displayed interest in ecology, wildlife, field biology, and animal behaviour is also required. An undergraduate degree in one of these, or a related, field is required. The applicant must be able to work well with members of their own team, as well as other users of the area (i.e., other researchers, tourists).
Salary will be $1800-2100/month, based on level of experience. Food and accommodation are provided. The successful candidate will be required to provide for their own travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Travel between the field station and Saskatoon is provided.=20
If you wish to apply for this position, please send a CV with a cover letter and contact details of three references (with e-mail address), by email to Jeff Lane (contact info below) ASAP. Applications will be evaluated as they are received, so please apply soon to receive full consideration. Please indicate in your application that you are applying for the head technician position (we are also posting for student interns). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.=20
Dr. Jeff Lane=20=20=20
Department of Biology=20=20
University of Saskatchewan
The Brashares Group at the University of California Berkeley is hiring a full-time field technician to work on a large mammal community ecology study at the Hopland Research and Extension Center starting as early as June 1. See full job description and requirements below.
*To apply: *Visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu/ and scroll down to “Apply Now,”
select either Internal Applicant (current UCB affiliation) or External Applicant. Search for job *23169* and submit cover letter and resume as a single attachment on the website.
This position will assist the Brashares Lab Group <https://nature.berkeley.edu/BrasharesGroup/> with the Hopland Community Ecology Project, conducted in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The research attempts to refine population estimates of deer in California and to understand how deer behavior, movement, and interactions with other species echo through iconic California coast range ecosystems. This position is for a full-time field technician to live and work at the Hopland Research and Extension Center and support the full range of field research activities needed for the project. Housing is provided.
=E2=80=A2 Maintaining field equipment.
=E2=80=A2 Servicing field cameras.
=E2=80=A2 Performing transects and collecting samples.
=E2=80=A2 Surveying vegetation.
=E2=80=A2 Assisting in animal captures and collaring.
=E2=80=A2 Developing field protocols.
=E2=80=A2 Sample organization.
=E2=80=A2 Data entry and management.
=E2=80=A2 Regular meetings and communication with PI or Assistant.
=E2=80=A2 Keeping records of lab work underway or planned.
=E2=80=A2 Previous field research experience in related field and familiari= ty with field methods and equipment.
=E2=80=A2 Familiarity with or experience in academic research environment.
=E2=80=A2 Ability to work on multiple assignments, set priorities, re-prior= itize as necessary, and take initiative in defining and executing tasks.
=E2=80=A2 Highly developed organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
=E2=80=A2 Ability to work efficiently with intermittent supervision.
=E2=80=A2 Willingness to live in provided housing at the Hopland Research a= nd Extension Center.
=E2=80=A2 Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and on= e year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience *Preferred Qualifications*
=E2=80=A2 Previous experience handling wildlife.
=E2=80=A2 Previous experience using remotely triggered field cameras.
=E2=80=A2 Previous experience conducting vegetation surveys.
*Salary & Benefits*
Pay will be set at $15/hour, or dependent on experience, with housing and full benefits. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
This is a limited appointment opportunity working full-time from June 1,
2017 – September 1, 2017 with the possibility of extension.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Alex McInturff at firstname.lastname@example.org (do NOT send applications via e-mail).
*Equal Employment Opportunity*
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
Title: =09=09=09Natural Resource Management Technicians Work Location:=09Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
Duration: =09=09Temporary, 4 Months (May 22nd through Mid to late September)
Pay Rate: =09=09$13.85 – $14.91/hour, plus housing
Summary of Position:
The Colorado Natural Heritage Program is seeking field crew technicians to support natural resources management at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (FLFO), Colorado. FLFO lies within the montane life-
zone on the eastern slope of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The monument contains montane meadows interspersed with open woodlands of ponderosa pine, and forests of Douglas fir, blue spruce, and aspen.
To protect and preserve the native vegetation species throughout the park and enhance visitor experiences, resource management staff at FLFO have implemented a noxious weed management plan as part of their overall vegetation management program. The CNHP technicians will work with Park resource managers to plan and implement the weed management and other vegetation management programs.
Selected applicants will evaluate, monitor, and treat noxious weeds, collect native seed, salvage native plants, and assist in the revegetation of disturbed areas using native plant species. The work will also include the mapping, and monitoring of new populations of weeds, mapping of treated areas, restoration of treated areas, and building data sets for the park=92s Pesticide Use Proposal System annual report.
The results of this work will include estimates of noxious weeds status and ecological thresholds and management assessment points. The results are intended to help park staff, scientists and the public understand the dynamics of vegetation, and how noxious plants spread throughout the park.
The selected applicants will begin work May 22 and continue through September (total time is 16 weeks). Work location is at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Housing will be provided at the USFS Manitou Experimental Station in Woodland Park, CO, or similar nearby location.
1.=09Work singly or with a crew to identify and safely treat areas of weed infestations. 2.=09Use GPS to locate infestation and treatment areas, safely and efficiently access remote sites, and complete field forms
3.=09Enter and effectively manage electronic data (databases, spreadsheets, GPS, GIS).
4.=09Thoroughly document all fieldwork using field notebooks, survey forms, maps, GPS, and digital tablets and cameras 5.=09Identify and collect seed from areas of native vegetation for purposes of reseeding treatment areas.
6.=09Prepare and manage areas for reseeding of native species after treatment,
7.=09Other vegetation management activities (such as brush clearing), as needed.
A bachelor=92s degree (or significant progress toward degree) in ecosyste=
m sustainability, natural resources, range management, forestry, or related field. Equivalent field experience may be substituted for degree. 1.=09Knowledge of natural resources management
2.=09Sufficient knowledge of native vegetation and weeds to reliably identify common weed species and desirable native plants of the project area
3.=09Desire to work outdoors in various weather conditions during the summer field season
4.=09Good physical condition and ability to work long hours in the field, travel by foot off-trail in rough terrain, and work through inclement weather
5.=09Careful attention to detail in collecting data
6.=09Comfort and familiarity with the use computers and GPS
7.=09Experience with weed identification, weed management, or pesticide application
8.=09A valid state driver=92s license at the start of the project is required.
Additional Desired Qualifications
1.=09Pesticide applicator=92s license 2.=09Familiarity with flora of the Colorado Rocky Mountain montane zone
3.=09Experience collecting vegetation and environmental data in the field
4.=09Understanding of visitor experience management
Availability of positions contingent upon final approval of funding. ————————————————————————
Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled or through May 12th, 2017. Send resume, cover letter, and three references with phone #=92s to Joe Stevens at email@example.com References will not b=
e contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Investigations may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-
discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The American Institute of Biological Sciences will be offering a free
webinar on careers that scientists can pursue in the legal and policy space.
The one-hour program will be held on Thursday, 11 May 2017 at 1:00 pm
During this program, panelists will share experiences and insights about
their career paths in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and at law
and healthcare consulting firms. Panelists will provide practical tips
helpful to those interested in potentially working in these exciting and
rapidly growing arenas.
Learn more and register at
I have a MSc or PhD position available in my marine ecophysiology lab in
the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Brunswick,
Saint John (Canada). The successful applicant will explore the thermal
physiology and overwintering strategies of fishes. The position is
available to start September 2017 but this is flexible.
Please follow the link below for more information on the position, how to
apply, and research in my lab!
Please forward this message along to any interested parties.
Ben Speers-Roesch, PhD
Department of Biology
University of New Brunswick
Saint John, NB, Canada, E2L 4L5
office: CRI 203
office ph: +1 506 638-2484
mobile ph: +1 506 898-4950
Have you ever wondered what=92s it like to conduct research in the Arctic=
? You don’t have to wonder for long. I am offering a full-time temporary position located at the Denali National Park, George Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, in June, July, and August 2016. During this time, you would be backpacking and living on campgrounds at Denali. A stipend of $2,000 will be provided, but you must cover your own transportation to the field site. As a technician, your duties will include, but are not limited, to the following:
=95 Conducting population surveys of arctic ground squirrels, including locating and indexing burrow networks and confirming presence or absence
=95 Conducting vegetation assessments
=95 Maintaining good working relationships with other scientists and park=
liaison at Denali to support the goals of research
The ideal candidate is dependable, curious, and enthusiastic, doesn’t mind working in physically taxing situations for long hours, and loves to be outdoors in rugged conditions.
Ultimately the goal of the research is to understand the interaction of climate change and arctic ground squirrel activity. This research is part of a broad research program to understand the impacts of climate change on wildlife-based out of the University of Massachusetts and the Department of Interior – Northeast Climate Science Center under Dr. Toni Lyn Morelli.
If you are interested in the position, email Nigel Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 19th, 2017 with a resume/CV. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The Hall Lab (https://halllab.asu.edu/), in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, 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 $35,000-$41,000 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, https://sustainability.asu.edu/caplter/.
Essential duties and responsibilities of the Research Specialist include:
=95=09Manage laboratory and field work, including protocol development and implementation
=95=09Analysis of new and existing datasets using statistical software such as R or SPSS
=95=09Maintain 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
=95=09Perform analyses using GIS
=95=09Provide technical and analytical support to graduate and undergraduate students who are doing independent research projects
=95=09Plan and participate in lab and project meetings
Minimum Qualifications:=20 =95=09Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; or a Master=92s 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.
=95=09Experience conducting ecological or biological fieldwork and laboratory analyses, including troubleshooting equipment or methods in the lab and field
=95=09Ability to work independently and with people from a variety of backgrounds.=20 =95=09Good written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively in teams
=95=09Basic office skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
=95=09Valid driver=92s license, the ability to drive an off-road vehicle, and the ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
=95=09Willingness to work occasional odd hours, weekends, or evenings to accommodate lab or field work in an outdoor setting
=95=09Experience with scientific writing
Desired Qualifications:=20 =95=09Master=92s degree in a field appropriate to the research area of the lab=20 =95=09Experience in a biogeochemical or analytical research laboratory in the environmental sciences. =95=09Evidence of organizational skills, attention to detail, and supervision of students or staff.
=95=09Knowledge 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)
=95=09Knowledge of data management, experimental design and statistical analyses in ecological studies.
If you have questions about this position or would like a .pdf of this announcement, please email Hannah Heavenrich at email@example.com.
Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado District are hiring several
intern positions through Rocky Mountain Youth Corp for the 2017 Field
Season. These positions will be assisting local land managers with
botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys, surveying invasive plants, projects
relating to fire restoration, and/or monitoring sage grouse habitat. These
positions are a great way to get your foot in the door with federal land
*Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Internship*
We are hiring 1 to 2 more interns to fill our AIM crews in Northwestern
Colorado. The intern would either be based out of Kremmling or Craig,
Colorado. The intern will primarily be assisting BLM staff to carry out
the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) strategy across BLM lands
The Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) program was initiated to
improve the effectiveness of monitoring activities on Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) land. The AIM program provides a standardized process for
the BLM to collect quantitative information on the condition and trend of
natural resources on the nation=E2=80=99s public lands. BLM lands are managed at a
variety of scales, from individual field offices, to district and state
level, as well as the national scale. Standardized AIM protocols allow
monitoring to occur at multiple scales to inform decision making.
AIM protocol requires collecting six terrestrial core indicators in a 60m
wide circular plot. The indicators provide information about terrestrial
ecosystems and include parameters that look at plant species diversity,
abundance using the line point intercept method, gaps between vegetation
and soil structure and stability. These core indicators are collected at
each plot and among several different types of vegetation communities. For
more information please visit *http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org
<http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org>* or *https://jornada.nmsu.edu/aim
Employment is expected to start May 15 and work into October. It is
necessary for the intern to attend AIM training, at the end of May in Grand
Junction. Crew members are expected to work 40 hours a week (4-10hr days).
Commonly, crews may work more than 40 hours, often working longer days or
an occasional Friday. If extra hours are incurred during the work week,
interns will be able to take time off during or at the end of the field
season. Crews often travel over 2 hours to reach plots and camping may be
necessary to reduce drive time.
*Duties and Responsibilities:*
=E2=97=8F Attend AIM method training (May, Grand Junction)
=E2=97=8F Collect vegetation data using Line Point Intercept (LPI) methods
=E2=97=8F Assist in plant identification at each plot by using dichotomous keys
=E2=97=8F Press and document unknown plant species to be identified back at the
=E2=97=8F Assist digging holes up to 70 cm deep and record soil characteristics
=E2=97=8F Measure canopy gap and herbaceous heights at frequent intervals along
=E2=97=8F Record quality data and routinely do quality checks
=E2=97=8F Drive a government 4×4 vehicle on less traveled 2-track roads
=E2=97=8F Carry a heavy pack over uneven terrain
=E2=97=8F Orienteering using maps and GPS units
=E2=97=8F Assist in weekly planning
=E2=97=8F Sometimes tasks are tedious and having a good work ethic is essential
=E2=97=8F Must be between 16-30 years old
=E2=97=8F Experience with plant identification, terminology and using a
dichotomous key is preferred
=E2=97=8F Ability to conduct physically strenuous field work in rugged terrain
including lifting and carrying loads up to 30lbs
=E2=97=8F Ability to work well with coworkers
=E2=97=8F Field work often involves bending over and staying at a plot for up
to 4 hours
=E2=97=8F Knowledge of GIS and GPS, but not necessary
=E2=97=8F Valid Driver=E2=80=99s License
=E2=97=8F Experience operating a 4×4 truck on washed out or loose sandy roads
=E2=97=8F Work days can be long and tough, enthusiasm is essential
=E2=97=8F Hike up to 6 miles on uneven terrain
*Position: *1-2 interns
*To Apply:* Rocky Mountain Youth Corp at
Send resume, cover letter, & 3 references to Liz Doby (
*Compensation:* $13/hour for 900 hour, possible per diem when camping
*Start Date: *May 15, 2017
*BLM Contact: *Amy Birtwistle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*BLM Field Offices:*
Kremmling Field Office
2103 E. Park Avenue
Kremmling, CO 80459
Little Snake Field Office
455 Emerson Street
Craig, CO 81625
Dr. Paige Ferguson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, is seeking a research technician to collect field data during the Summer of 2017. The technician will work in conjunction with a MS student and an undergraduate student. The duties of this position include interviewing landowners in the Black Belt region of Alabama and transcribing interviews on to computer files. Interview questions will be provided and focus on land management practices, land use history, and values related to land and wildlife. Pay is $4000 for the summer (early June-early/mid August). A field vehicle or fuel reimbursement will be provided. Housing will be a sublet apartment in Tuscaloosa, and the research technician is responsible for rent.
The Black Belt Region is of great interest ecologically and culturally. Land use change throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have left less than 1% of the native Black Belt prairie. There is evidence that the Black Belt Prairie was historically connected with the Great Plains and may have served as a refugium for Great Plains species during glacial episodes. Several invertebrate species have disjunct distributions, with the Black Belt prairie comprising the eastern boundary of their range. The Black Belt prairie provides important habitat for many species of grassland birds and invertebrates Sites in the Black Belt are also used for recreational hunting of white-tailed deer and quail. The human history of the Black Belt Region is as equally important as the natural history, and both have contributed to current patterns of land use and prairie habitat quality. From the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, the Black Belt Region was the site of extensive slave-based cotton farming. When cotton farming declined, land was often converted to pasture. In 2014, the poverty rate in the Black Belt Region of Alabama was 30.0%, well above state (19.2%) and national (15.5%) averages. How land is distributed and used may contribute to socio-economic patterns among landowners and to social, political, and economic dynamics in a region.
Applicants who have or are currently pursuing a B.S. degree are preferred. Applicants should have experience in communicating with diverse members of the public. Applicants must have strong communication skills, work ethic, and behave professionally.
To apply, please email Dr. Ferguson (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) the following:
1. a cover letter describing your interest in the project and prior experiences that have prepared you for the project,
2. CV, and
3. contact information for 3 references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The Science Under Sail Institute for Exploration (SUSiE) has positions remaining aboard it=E2=80=99s 2017 Summer Expeditions (www.scienceundersail.org <http://www.scienceundersail.org/>). DEADLINE for registration is May 7th at midnight EST. Participation is open to actively enrolled College Students and graduating high-school seniors 18+. Please forward to relevant students and/or colleagues. Complete details and registration at: www.scienceundersail.org <http://www.scienceundersail.org/>
A graduate assistantship for an outstanding Master=92s student is available at Guha Dharmarajan=92s Disease Ecology Lab located at the University of Georgia=92s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. The successful applicant would be enrolled in UGA=92s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources starting Fall 2017, and stationed at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in Aiken, SC when not taking classes. Research at the Dharmarajan Lab broadly focuses on the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of disease, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to improve our ability to manage disease in natural populations. The incoming student=92s research is expected to focus primarily on elucidating the ecological and evolutionary factors influencing the transmission dynamics of arthropod-borne viruses (e.g., Zika virus) in natural mosquito populations.
1. B.S. degree in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, biology and/or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.
2. Applicants must be highly motivated with an exceptional work ethic and ability for independent thought.
3. Applicants should have an excellent academic background with well-developed oral/written communication and organizational skills.
4. Preference will be given to students with research experience (lab and/or field).
5. Students with an interest in addressing ecological and evolutionary questions through the integration of multiple research tools (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, GIS) and/or theoretical modeling are especially encouraged to apply.
6. Please note: Warnell requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and GRE scores of 1000 (~300 in new scoring system)
7. Please note: SREL is located on the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC. A security clearance is required, and applicants must be able and willing to pass a background investigation.
Stipend and Benefits: This assistantship is based on a 40% stipend. Position will offer $20,138/year for two years. The student will receive a full-tuition waiver but will be expected to pay some mandated fees (details can be found at http://busfin.uga.edu/bursar/). All students on assistantship are required to have health insurance, and a portion of the premium for the University System=92s health insurance plan is paid by the University of Georgia.
1. Details on Dr. Dharmarajan=92s lab can be found at www.gdharmarajan.com
2. Details on the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory can be found at https://srel.uga.edu/
3. Details on the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources can be found at www.warnell.uga.edu.
4. Details on the University of Georgia can be found at www.uga.edu
5. Details about the graduate program are available at https://www.warnell.uga.edu/graduate.
6. Details of the application process: https://www.warnell.uga.edu/graduate/future-student s/application-process.
7. Applications have to be sent electronically through UGA=92s Grad School: grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students
8. Interested candidates must contact Dr. Dharmarajan prior to submitting an application to the Grad School
1. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
2. For full consideration please apply by May 15th, 2017
3. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three references in a single PDF attachment to Dr. Guha Dharmarajan (email@example.com).
Contact: Guha Dharmarajan, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist
The University of Georgia=92s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Phone: 803-725-3241; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INSTITUTION.
Enthusiastic, team oriented, and self-motivated students are encouraged to apply for a Ph.D. and MSc positions to conduct research on fisheries productivity in boreal freshwater ecosystems. This project is a multi-
disciplinary collaboration between the University of Alberta, industry, government and other sponsors. The main project goals include: i) community assembly in boreal lakes, ii) modelling food-web dynamics, iii) effects of climate change on fish production, iv) determining best practices in monitoring and measuring, v) primary production in lakes, and vi) developing field based studies to determine causative relationships between age and growth and other life history characteristics in relation to differing lake environments. These research projects are fully funded and will provide key insights into how to develop habitat offsets for fisheries, a new and emerging field in restoration and conservation biology. Applicants will be under the supervision of Dr. Mark Poesch, but will interact regularly with scientists and team members in industry, provincial and federal governments.
Ph.D. applicants must have a graduate degree in Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. Ideally, the same would be an asset for MSc applicants. Applicant must have a high overall GPA (especially in related courses). Experience with ecological modeling, freshwater fish ecology, database management, and programming skills are considered an asset. Applicants should clearly articulate how this research will build on your existing experience, specific skills and provide a date of availability. Applicants interested in this position, please send an email to Dr. Mark Poesch (poesch(at)ualberta.ca) with a cover letter identifying research interests, CV, transcripts (unofficial accepted), writing sample, and a list of three references. Please note review of applications will commence on May 1, 2017 and the competition will remain open until the position is filled. The ideal start date is September 1, 2017, but other arrangements (for earlier or later start dates) can be made.
The University of Alberta was recently rated as Canada=92s fourth best university, and 86th across universities worldwide. Located in Alberta=92s capital city, Edmonton (population of 1.2 million people), the University of Alberta provides a dynamic mixture of a large research intensive university, urban culture and recreation. More than 39,000 students from across Canada and 144 other countries participate in nearly 400 programs and 18 faculties.
Dr. Mark Poesch Assistant Professor, Conservation Ecology
University of Alberta, Department of Renewable Resources
751 General Services Building, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H1
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We are seeking Master of Science students with interest in ecology and
historical ecology of freshwater ecosystems for research in our laboratory
at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Students would be
enrolled in a thesis-based Master=92s program in Conservation Biology. Our
research examines biological and chemical evidence in lake sediment cores to
reconstruct historical changes in lakes, watersheds, and wetlands. Findings
have relevance to management, restoration, and conservation programs. Our
research requires knowledge of modern freshwater ecology, and genuine
interest in examining evidence in the historical context. We particularly
seek students who have interest in aquatic and wetland plants, who would
participate in historic analyses involving pollen, plant macrofossils,
phytoliths, diatoms, algae, etc. The investigators have more than 30 years
of experience in freshwater historical ecology. Florida has 8000 lakes that
offer diverse research opportunities. Interested applicants should have a
B.S. in a biological discipline, ecology coursework, and preferably some
coursework in freshwater ecosystems and non-agricultural plants. Our
program is small, selective, and M.S. students would be eligible for
teaching assistantships that provide health insurance and some tuition
waivers. The M.S. program application deadline is June 1, but those with
interest in conducting thesis research in our lab should contact us well in
advance to discuss their interests. We request serious inquiries only to:
Dr. Thomas J. Whitmore – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Melanie Riedinger-Whitmore =96 email@example.com
Agency: Southern Illinois University
Location: central/western Missouri (Ozarks)
Start Date: 5/17/2017
Application Deadline: open until filled
A research technician is needed to assist a Master=92s student working on a
bat research project studying the bat community in central and western
Missouri (in and around Lake of the Ozarks). Research involves using
mist-nets and acoustic detectors to survey bat populations including blood
sample/DNA collection. Candidate will have the opportunity to handle bats,
likely including the federally endangered Indiana bat and federally
threatened northern long-eared bat.
Primary duties include conducting mist-netting surveys and deploying,
maintaining, and collecting acoustic monitoring equipment. Additional duties
include net and equipment maintenance, data entry, and assessing vegetation
plots. The work will require long periods in the field (including work at
night), heavy lifting of equipment (~60-70 lb. 12V batteries) and a
considerable amount of travel. – Housing is provided (camper trailer)
– Work is generally 7 days a week
– Work begins around 17 May and will end approx. 15 August.
Required =95 Enrolled in or have completed a BA or BS in Biology, Wildlife Biology,
Ecology or related field. =95 Good physical condition
=95 Position often requires long hours and working late at night under varied
environmental conditions, including rugged terrain possibly filled with
poison ivy and biting insects =95 Previous field experience
=95 Applicants must be willing to work weekends =95 Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and experience driving a
4WD truck =95 Applicants must possess GPS, map reading, and orienteering skills
Preferred =95 Acoustic bat detector experience =95 Bat work/mist-netting =95 Candidates wishing to handle bats are required to obtain rabies
vaccinations or provide a recent titer check (from last 2 years). Preference
to those vaccinated. To apply: send your CV/resume, cover letter describing your interest and
experience, and contact info for 2-3 references, all in the same Word or PDF
file as an email attachment, to Zach Cravens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use
the subject line =91Bat Tech Missouri=92 for emails. Applications will be
accepted until position is filled.
CT DEEP (Department of Energy and Environment Protection) Park and Recreation Internship. Two interns to provide a Natural Diversity Data Base review along a multi-use trail. The trail is five miles long and its corridor would encompass a fifty foot wide path. The DEEP, NDDB shows five listed plant species and three critical habitats that must be assessed/avoided to prevent any damage to the environment when installing the trail. This project would include a description of existing site conditions, including descriptions of habitats encountered, list of component vascular plant species within the area including scientific binomials. Detailed maps and locations of target plants found, critical habitats and other noteworthy communities within the corridor would be documented in the final report. For targeted surveys, identify other taxa with which the target may be confused and the traits and features used to differentiate among them. If interested please contact Pamela Diggle (email@example.com).
Applications are invited for a full-time research technician in the Spigler
lab in the Biology Department, Temple University in Philadelphia,
PA.=A0General research areas in the laboratory include plant ecology,
evolution, and genetics, with emphasis on the evolutionary ecology of plant
reproductive systems. The technician will assist in an NSF-funded research
project on the demographic impacts of variation in plant mating systems. The
technician is expected to carry out greenhouse and field studies. Duties
will include: extensive fieldwork throughout the year; plant care in
greenhouse; data collection and organization; supervising undergraduate
researchers; and general lab maintenance.=A0Although the technician will be
based at Temple University, frequent travel to Boyce, VA (Blandy
Experimental Farm of UVA), with overnight stays of up to 2 months (in the
summer time), is required. Fieldwork will require long days initiating
experimental populations, collecting demographic data, and performing
Anticipated start date is August or September 2017.=A0 This is a full-time
one-year position with the possibility of extension subject to performance
review.=A0Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits.
Qualifications: The candidate should have a BS or BA in biology, ecology,
genetics, horticulture/plant sciences, or similar and must have field
experience, a valid driver=92s license and ability/willingness to travel. The
ideal candidate will have previous experience working with plants, excellent
organizational skills and attention to detail, and an ability to work well
with and supervise undergraduate students. Experience with basic molecular
techniques (DNA extraction, PCR) is preferred.
Interested? Please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact
information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information on the lab, please visit http://rachelspigler.weebly.com.=20=20