Month: March 2019

Graduate position: UIdaho.EcologicalGenomicsModeling


The Mower Lab in the Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a full-time lab technician position,
starting ASAP. This is a six-month temporary position with the option for
extension for up to 2.5 additional years, contingent on the availability
of grant funds and subject to satisfactory performance.

Duties: The tech will be expected to conduct research on the evolution
of gene function via the development and characterization of transgenic
plants. The research will include assembly of genetic constructs,
genetic transformation of plants, molecular characterization of derived
transformants, and maintenance of transgenic plants grown under greenhouse
conditions. The tech will also be expected to assist with other projects,
as needed, and will be responsible for maintaining the lab, including
ordering of supplies and ensuring EHS compliance.

Requirements: A BS degree in the plant sciences is required, a MS degree
is preferred. One to two years of lab research experience is required,
and prior experience in the area of plant genetic engineering and
molecular biology is desired.

Salary: Approximately $16-17/hour or $36,000-$39,000/year, depending
on qualifications.

Application: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a
CV/resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for two to
three references in a single PDF to Job applications
will be reviewed immediately and continuously until a suitable applicant
is identified.

Inquiries about the position should be sent to

Jeffrey Mower <>

MS in Marine Biology with the Three Seas Program

Northeastern University Three Seas  Master of Science in Marine Biology Program is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2019.

Three Seas provides graduate students the opportunity to study marine biology in three different marine environments:

1. New England at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center (Nahant, MA)

2. Caribbean at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Bocas del Toro, Panama)

3. Pacific Northwest at Friday Harbor Laboratories (San Juan Island, Washington)

The program culminates in mentored research projects that students can conduct anywhere, offering them flexibility in their research goals.

This is a unique opportunity for students to live and work in the environments that they are studying and explore three diverse ecosystems through field-intensive courses in marine biology and ocean science. The program is SCUBA intensive, and students complete an average of 70 dives over the course of 15 months!

Want to see what a typical day of a Three Seas student is like? Follow us on Instagram  and Twitter!

Interested in Three Seas? Email Andrea (Program Manager) at  and APPLY HERE .

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates 2019

If you’re an undergraduate interested in studying ecology in the field this summer, check out our Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program, run by Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability!

We hold classes in New York, Jordan, Brazil, and Costa Rica! You can find more information at or by emailing

Apply soon – space is limited!


Brazil: Tropical Forest Ecosystems, June 3-5

New York City: Agroecosystems, July 1-August 9

Jordan: Marine and Desert Ecosystems, July 7-August 5

Costa Rica: Agroecology and Coffee, May 22-June 25

Summer internship available, studying Harmful Algal Blooms

The Erdner laboratory is seeking a Summer Research Intern to assist in studies of the toxic dinoflagellate that causes ciguatera fish poisoning. The position is primarily laboratory-based and will include algal culture and molecular biology tasks such as DNA extraction and PCR. Other studies are possible, depending on background. The position is at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, TX (;;sdata=vg0KkM1OrvA3ofrlx61DlgJCBMTzIg9Wrz4cp%2BnTrX4%3D&amp;reserved=0). Questions about the position should be directed to

Eligibility: We are looking for motivated and dedicated applicants with an interest in being an active part of our lab group. We encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in marine science. You should be an undergraduate student, i.e. expected to be enrolled during the Fall 2019 semester. Coursework in molecular biology and prior experience with basic techniques is desired, but not required. The pay range is $10-15 per hour, depending on experience, with a 40-hour workweek expected. Dormitory housing is available at the Institute, and it is included as part of the internship.

We will begin to review applications on April 15, 2019, and may continue to accept applications after that date if needed. To apply, please send the following to Dr. Deana Erdner at

1)    Cover letter/email stating why you are interested in the internship

2)    Resume or CV

3)    List of coursework: either an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or list of courses taken and grades.

4)    The names and contact information of two references

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy applications can be mailed to:

Dr. Deana Erdner

University of Texas

Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Dr.

Port Aransas, TX 78373


Deana Erdner

University of Texas at Austin

Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Dr.

Port Aransas, TX 78373


summer full-time, paid fisheries technician

Hiring full-time, paid fisheries technician

IMG_E0230Description: The Schultz lab at UConn is seeking a summer field technician to assist on a graduate student project investigating juvenile Alewife migration. Alewife is a species of conservation concern along the northeast Atlantic coast, and this project is conducted in partnership with CT DEEP and USGS.

IMG_2981The successful applicant will assist with a swimming performance and metabolic rate study. Work will include, but is not limited to, the following: field sampling (purse seining & trapping fish), live fish transportation, fish dissection & tissue extraction, equipment maintenance, tank maintenance, experimentation (salinity trials & swimming performance), and lab work. The technician will gain useful skills in both the fisheries and broader STEM fields. There is some opportunity for the technician to help with outreach and broader impacts related to the study if interested. Hours will be irregular during sampling (and to some degree experimentation) and technician must have a flexible schedule. Work on some weekend days may be necessary. This is a full-time and paid position.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

•       Assisting with field sampling and lab work, including but not necessarily limited to travel to field sites, working at night in an open boat, dissecting fish specimens.

•       Maintaining field gear and experimental tanks.

•       Interacting with collaborators in a professional manner.

•       Communicating with other students and public in outreach efforts.

Minimum Skills/Qualifications:

•       A demonstrated interest in ecology, marine/aquatic biology, and/or fisheries science.

•       Strong academic background in biological sciences.

•       Willingness and ability to perform strenuous field work and to swim (safety precaution).

•       Ability to pass state background checks to access field sites.

•       Ability to communicate well in both the office and field environments.

•       Motivation and ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

•       Ability to maintain enthusiasm and positive attitude during late/early/long working hours

•       Strong attention to detail and creative problem solving

•       Ability to interact with collaborators in a professional and productive manner

•       Desire to pursue research/career in fisheries, ecology, or related field

If interested, please send CV, cover letter, and 1-3 references to Rebecca S. Colby (

Masters Student: Mammal interactions with invasive pythons

I am looking for a dynamic and mature masters student to conduct research examining mammal interactions with invasive pythons in south Florida. The project will focus on determining if rabbits can be used to concentrate pythons for removal, and to understanding how rodent population dynamics change with the presences of pythons. It is important to note that this study will focus on the ecology of mammals and not on python ecology. The selected applicant will be enrolled in the University of Florida Department of wildlife Ecology and Conservation. In the Fall, they will take classes, TA , and prepare for field research. During the spring and summer they will conduct extensive field work and supervise technicians in south Florida.  The project will provide field housing in south Florida. The student will be paid a higher the normal $32,760 annually for 2 ½ years. This will include a tuition waiver for at least 1 year (possibly 2). However, the student will be required to pay tuition for they do not receive a waiver (approximately $11,000 annually). I am looking for a self-motivated, independent student with a previous record of academic achievement and extensive field experience. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA, greater than 310 on the GRE, and experience working with mammals. To apply, send a resume, GRE scores, transcripts, and a list of 3 references along with brief statements describing how you are prepared for graduate school and your career goals to Dr. Robert McCleery by April 19, 2019.

Research Natural Area Monitoring and Post-fire Seeding Technicians-Oregon

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Institute for Applied Ecology will be hiring 2 seasonal technicians to work on a project to monitoring plant species/communities of Research Natural Areas in the Lakeview (OR) BLM District or monitoring Post-fire seeding of areas impacted by wildfire in the Twin Falls (ID) BLM District. Field work will involve botanical surveys, using Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring protocols. Technicians will work with the crew leader and program staff to prepare field equipment, conduct field work, and assist in data management. Position is based in Corvallis, Oregon, but 100% of the field work will be conducted in the Lakeview BLM District in southern Oregon, or in the Twin Falls District in southern Idaho. Out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include hotels and camping) is required, and field work will consist of an 8-day-on/6-day-off schedule (Wednesday-Wednesday). At the conclusion of field data collection, position will be continued in the IAE office in Corvallis, OR.

START DATE: mid-April to early-May (some flexibility) END DATE:  early- to mid-July (some flexibility) **NOTE—Dates are the best projections, but some flexibility is possible due to ensuring timing of sampling to appropriate plant phenology. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available, although we expect the actual dates to be very close to the stated ranges.

**If you previously applied for the position(s), and still would like to be considered, please send a confirmation email**

COMPENSATION: $13.00-14.00/hr depending on experience, plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging).  Housing in Corvallis is not provided.  This is a full-time temporary position with no benefits.

TO APPLY:  You must complete the online application form.  In addition, you need to include a letter of interest stating when you will be available to start work (this is a MUST), resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine) as a single PDF document emailed to no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.

You will be required to include the names and contact information for three references in your online application form.  AT LEAST ONE reference must be from a supervisor from a work experience.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa.  Applications will be considered upon receipt.  Please direct all inquiries to


•BS in a relevant field

•Mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable working in a 2-4 person field crew •Must have a valid driver’s license, be willing to travel, and be able to perform strenuous work in all weather conditions •Physical requirements include ability to hike 10+ miles in rugged terrain carrying a 30-lb load and work in a bent-over/kneeling/sitting position for long periods of time •Basic computer skills (word processing and spreadsheet applications) required; experience in GIS is a plus

•1 or more seasons of field research experience, with preference given to those with skills in plant identification and vegetation sampling (preference given to those with AIM experience).

IAE supports diversity and equity, and we encourage applications from all groups of people. We recognize that the strength of IAE is in our people, and we believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. IAE does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices, and our commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to every aspect of the employment relationship.


Matt Bahm


2020 Marine Biology Spring Semester: UGA Marine Institute

Study marine biology on the coast of Georgia!

The University of Georgia Marine Institute will be offering its Marine Biology Spring Semester in 2020.  This field study program will be based at UGAMI’s campus on Sapelo Island, a barrier island off of Georgia’s central coast.  Students can take up to 17 credit hours.  Classes follow a block schedule, each lasting roughly 4 weeks. This opportunity is open to undergraduate students from any college or university.

For more information and application materials, go to: UGA Marine Biology Spring Semester

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.


Damon Gannon

Job Postings

Dear Colleagues,


The Department posted the following requisition using MassCareers, a web-based Employee Career System.  The system allows internal and external job applicants to apply online.  You can apply for positions by logging into MassCareers or through the following portal through


Requisition Link Functional Title Official Title Location  



Invertebrate Fisheries Seasonal Sea Sampler Contracted Seasonal Employee Division of Marine Fisheries

836 South Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA Seasonal Recreational FisheriesTechnician Contracted Seasonal Employee Division of Marine Fisheries

836 South Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA  



Recreational Fisheries MRIP Samplers Contracted Seasonal Employee Division of Marine Fisheries

836 South Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA



Please note that requisitions (former Posting IDs) will remain open for 90 days; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting. 

The MassCareers job posting is available by clicking on the Requisition Link. 

Division and Work Unit managers please ensure that these announcements are posted in a location for staff to view. 

The Department of Fish and Game is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer