Month: September 2019

Aquatic Research Tech position – PalmerLabGroup, Univ Maryland

Wetland field ecology position in Maryland -full time, benefits.Fun group! Join Dr. Palmer’s team + VT scientists Erin Hotchkiss, Durelle Scott & Danielle McLaughlin AND from UA,Nate Jones on an NSF focused project on wetlandscape hydrology and carbon biogeochemistry. For more info: see or email Margaret for more information.  Send resume and inquiry to Dr. Michael Williams –

Research Forester/Ecologist (Remote Sensing Scientist, GS-0460/0408-12/13) position, Corvallis OR

Vacancy Announcement

Research Forester/Ecologist (GS-0460/0408-12/13)

Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program

The Pacific Northwest Research Station is advertising a Remote Sensing Scientist position, GS-0408/0460-12/13 located in Corvallis, Oregon.

The incumbent:

•    Will have broad knowledge of forest science, ecology, and remote sensing

•    Conducts research related to satellite-based remote sensing technologies (multispectral, lidar, and/or radar) and methods.  Provides unique scientific expertise and fundamental understanding of how these technologies can be applied to address critical natural resource challenges. This research will serve as a critical link between state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies and “real-world” information needs of the resource management community.

•    Will provide strong expertise in geospatial analysis and modeling

•    Will support current regional-scale vegetation mapping and monitoring programs within the Pacific Northwest Research Station allowing the scientist to provide unique insights into the impact of human use, climate and natural disturbance on the condition of forests and rangelands throughout the western US

•    Develops new approaches for applying remote sensing to improve the precision of regional and small-area estimates of status and trends in forest resources

For those interested, please apply via USAJobs ( prior to the closing date (9/24/2019).

Attached to this e-mail  you will find tips for applicants applying for FS positions. If you have technical questions related to completing the application please contact ASC-HRM at 877-372-7248 (option 2).

For questions related to position roles and responsibilities you can contact Hans Andersen (206-221-9034).

Thank you!

Graduate Position: UFlorida.EvolutionaryGenetics

Graduate Position: University of Florida.Evolutionary Genetics
> The Baer lab ( in the Department of
> Biology at the University of Florida is recruiting a Ph.D student for
> admission in the Fall 2020. Broadly speaking, we study the causes and
> consequences of genetic variation at the phenotypic and genomic level,
> with a specific focus on the interplay between mutation and natural
> selection. We use nematodes in the genus Caenorhabditis as our study
> system. The lab is currently funded by the NIH and NSF.
> The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a family-friendly
> city of ~200K in North Central Florida, USA. Gainesville has a
> robust night life (or so I hear), and year-round outdoor recreational
> opportunities abound, provided they don’t require topography or snow.
> Please direct inquiries to Charlie Baer (;
> 1-352-392-3550). Information about the Department of Biology can be
> found at:

Research internships in Plant Ecology, Florida

Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Archbold Biological Station, Florida

Beginning January 2020; running about 8 months.

Applications due November 1, 2019.

Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and Board.

Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 31-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. Additional information can be found at the Archbold website: or the plant ecology program website: or our intern website:

Interns receive a weekly stipend of $160 plus meals (breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri) and lodging at the Station (sharing housing, no pets).   Each intern works 20 hours per week assisting with a wide range of ongoing research projects. The remainder of the week can be devoted to an independent research project. Internships run for about 8 months (can sometimes be shorter or longer) and offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology. Most of our interns have gone on to academic or professional positions and many have first-authored publications based on their intern projects.

Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.

Ideal candidates will have independent research experience, classwork and experience in ecology and botany, field ecology experience, strong grades, statistical and GIS skills, and excellent letters of recommendation.

To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by November 1, 2019.


Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications

from members of underrepresented groups

Research Assistant job in Fort Collins, CO

The USDA Agricultural Research Service, Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colorado is hiring an Agricultural Science Technician. This individual will provide technical support for an innovative multi-year experiment exploring interactions between drought and real-world rangeland management strategies, and will be supervised by Dr. Lauren Porensky.

The announcement will be open from Tuesday, September 24, 2019 through Monday, October 7, 2019. You can view the announcement using the link below.

You must be a US Citizen to apply.

Graduate position: WashingtonU_StLouis.Phylogenetics

A PhD student position is available in the lab of Dr. Michael
Landis. Located in the Department of Biology at Washington University
in St. Louis, the Landis group studies problems in phylogenetics,
biogeography, and trait evolution by designing statistical models,
developing inference methods as software, and applying those methods to
selected groups throughout the tree of life. Learn more about the Landis
Lab here:

The position is to research macroevolutionary questions using phylogenetic
analyses. Possible research topics include efficient estimation of
species relationships using large phylogenomic datasets, divergence
time estimation using biogeography and/or fossils, and modeling gene
expression evolution. Depending on the skills and interests of the new
student, they will help tailor the project so it suits their educational
and professional goals. The student will collaborate within projects,
write first author papers, mentor undergraduate students, receive room
to establish intellectual independence, and train skills as needed.

Candidates should hold an undergraduate degree in biology,
bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, or another quantitative
discipline. Programming experience is desired. Candidates should share
the lab’s interest in using statistical models or software methods to
study evolutionary biology.

PhD applications are officially handled through
the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS): Applications are due
December 1, 2019.

St. Louis is a culturally dynamic and family friendly city,
with affordable housing and excellent access to food, music,
art, and public spaces. Wash U offers outstanding benefits,
including health, dental, vision, and life insurance:

Wash U is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran

Before applying, please take a moment to contact
to introduce yourself and to share your research interests.

Michael Landis

Graduate position: UKansas.DrosophilaGenetics

Graduate position: PurdueU.PlantEvolution

Graduate positions in plant ecological and evolutionary genetics/genomics
at Purdue University.

The Oakley lab at Purdue University (
is looking to recruit 1-2 graduate (PhD or MS) students for Fall 2020.

Our lab is broadly interested in questions related to plant ecological
genetic. Based on current research strengths in the lab there are
two potential topics for PhD projects. 1) The genetic basis of local
adaptation and adaptive traits, and 2) Using heterosis and inbreeding
depression as tools to investigate the balance between mutation, drift,
and selection in natural populations. Both projects could include some
combination of field and growth chamber/greenhouse experiments with
wet lab and -omic approaches in our well-developed system of natural
populations of Arabidopsis thaliana. I am also open to discussing
projects using these and other approaches in other well-established
systems. Graduate courses offered by members of the Purdue Center for
Plant Biology ( will help to provide
training in developing the interdisciplinary skillset needed to address
these big questions in evolutionary biology.

I am also interested in recruiting a highly motivated MS student
interested in plant mating system evolution, particularly the ecological
and genetic factors maintaining outcrossing in highly selfing species.

PhD and MS students can apply to the Department of Botany and Plant
Pathology (
PhD students also have the option of applying
to the Interdisciplinary Program in Plant Biology
Please contact me prior to applying to discuss which option might
be best for you. These positions will be funded (including stipend,
health insurance, and tuition waiver) by some combination of research
and teaching assistantships. Some internal fellowships are available
for applications submitted before Nov. 15.

To inquire about graduate research in my lab please contact me by email
( Please include a copy of your CV and a brief
description of your research interests and experience, and how these
interests/experience fits with current research in the lab. Please
contact me by Nov. 1, 2019.

Graduate position: BoiseStateU.PlantMicrobes

Subject: Graduate position: BoiseStateU.PlantMicrobes
Date: September 21, 2019 at 2:25:45 AM EDT

The Bittleston Lab ( is recruiting
motivated students for Fall 2020 to study ecological and evolutionary
dynamics of plant- and insect-associated microbial communities. Potential
Ph.D. projects can be based in either the small ecosystems formed within
pitchers of carnivorous pitcher plants, or the local sagebrush steppe
ecosystem. The Ph.D. student will work as part of a collaborative team of
researchers across different universities. The student will participate
in fieldwork and lab work¡Xincluding culturing of bacteria or fungi
and molecular assays¡Xas well as data analysis, writing, and presenting


Competitive students will have 1) a Master¡¦s degree in Biology,
Ecology, Microbiology or a related field; 2) evidence of strong writing
(e.g., grant proposals, publications) and quantitative skills (e.g.,
bioinformatics, coding, modeling); 3) experience with molecular assays
and/or microbial culturing; and 4) an interest in understanding mechanisms
of community assembly or the ecology and evolution of plant-microbial
interactions. Please address these points in your introductory email
and in your cover letter. The position starts Fall (August) 2020.

Stipend and Benefits

This position includes support in the form of a graduate assistantship
(renewable, 12-month at $25,000), tuition and fee waiver, and health

About the Program and Boise

The Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Ph.D. is a new and modern
graduate program at Boise State University. This program brings
together faculty from across multiple academic departments including
biological sciences, geosciences, anthropology, and the human-environment
systems group to offer relevant courses and provide unique mentorship
and training opportunities. Further, we have created a network of
valuable connections in academia, local relationships with federal
and state agencies, nonprofits and NGOs, as well as partnerships
with international organizations all dedicated to providing students
with transformative research and educational experiences for diverse
career opportunities. Additional resources at Boise State include the
Biomolecular Research Center ( and a Research
Computing cluster. Students in this program enjoy living in the beautiful
city of Boise, which strikes a perfect balance with close-by outdoor
recreational activities as well as a vibrant downtown life. To learn
more about our EEB program, please visit:

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is the capital
of the State of Idaho and is frequently featured as a top-ranked
metropolis. The city has lots of opportunities for world-class outdoor
activities year-round and a thriving arts and entertainment culture. US
News and World report recently ranked Boise as the 17th best place to
live in the United States.

To Apply

Applicants should email Leonora Bittleston (
before December 20th to indicate their interest in this position before
officially applying. The email should include your CV, your GRE scores,
and why you are interested in this research area in particular.

Applications and required application materials must be submitted to
the University by January 15th, 2020. Applicants are required to submit
a cover letter that states qualifications and career goals, a CV, the
names and contact information for three references. Applicants will
also submit official university transcripts and GRE test scores. More
information about these requirements and the application process may be
found at:

Boise State University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty,
student body, and staff. In addition, the Bittleston Lab is dedicated to
increasing ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic diversity in STEM fields,
because diverse perspectives lead to a stronger and more innovative
society. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Specifically, students from underrepresented ethnic or racial groups
who have participated in LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority
Participation) programs in their undergraduate institutions are
encouraged to co-apply for the Boise State Bridge to the Doctorate
Fellowship. This fellowship includes an excellent funding package
with a $32,000 stipend annually for the first 2 years, a tuition
and fee supplement, community building among fellows, individual
faculty mentors provided to fellows, enriched academic and research
opportunities, and participation in annual PNW LSAMP Alliance
Conference and Graduate Showcase. More details can be found here:

“Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Graduate Program” <>

NEPA Compliance Research Associate $21.35/hour in Death Valley NP


Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Death Valley

National Park (DEVA), the Great Basin Institute

is recruiting an (1) NEPA

Compliance Research Associate (RA) to join our program and assist the

Park’s Resource Management Division with the completion of project planning

and compliance associated with the National Environmental Policy Act

(NEPA). DEVA manages a large volume of historical preservation, routine and

deferred maintenance, new construction, and research activities all of

which require compliance with NEPA. The RA will assist with review of NEPA

documents, developing guidelines, procedures and instructions for the

program; and researching and tracking recent applicable legal decisions,

regulations, and policy guidance. Familiarity with section 106 of the

National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) process desired. Strong

communication skills are imperative as the RA must be approachable and work

well in both team and individual work environments.  This position with

involve field work, data processing, as well as document writing and


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