Month: October 2019

Technician positons SIUC

Researchers II (Peatland Ecology)

School of Biological Sciences

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position/Rank: Researchers II are full-time grant-funded positions in the School of Biological Sciences (Plant Biology) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Duties and Responsibilities: The selected individuals will be a part of several projects in oil sands environmental monitoring, wetland reclamation, and vegetation assessment in boreal Alberta, Canada. Duties include 1) field measurement of ecological parameters; 2) laboratory analyses of peat, plant, and soil samples; 3) writing of annual reports and manuscripts for publication; and 4) overseeing undergraduate student workers.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in the biological or environmental sciences. Expertise in 1) GIS, 2) performing peatland vegetation surveys, 3) previous experience working in oil sands reclamation or equivalent, and 4) a valid driver’s license and passport.

Effective Date of Appointment: Positions begin January 1, 2020 and are expected to continue for one year, renewable with availability of funding.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Apply via e-mail or US mail to the person listed below with a single file including a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Melissa House, School of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Carbondale,

Life Sciences II Bldg., 1125 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6509, Carbondale, IL 62901 (electronic applications preferred)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of

individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its

ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to

serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed

and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Research Technician: Amphibian Reproduction and Behavior

The Memphis Zoo is seeking a highly motivated research technician to assist with research on amphibian reproduction and behavior. The candidate will help develop and execute research projects on assisted reproductive technologies, captive-breeding, and animal behavior. The successful candidate is also encouraged to develop projects based on their own expertise, with the goal of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. This position will include opportunities for professional development through personalized mentorship, conference travel, networking events, and training workshops.

Essential Job Functions:

• Assist with planning, experimental design, and execution of research projects

• Assist with gamete collection, in vitro fertilization, and sperm cryopreservation

• Assist with behavioral and morphological assessments

• Conduct field surveys and collect data on captive-released individuals

• Prepare permit applications and reports

• Contribute to scientific manuscripts

• Mentor students and volunteers

• Present research findings in professional settings

• Participate in educational outreach

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Ecology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Ecology, or related field.

• Record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.


• Written and oral communication proficiency.

• Proficiency in MS Office and R statistical programming.

• Attention to detail and the ability to maintain a high work quality under pressure.

• Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/Application Requirements:

This is a full-time position that works up to 40 hrs per week and regularly requires weekend and holiday work.

Deadlines: Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2019.  The successful applicant should be available to start by March 15, 2020, or earlier.

To apply:

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, unofficial college transcript, and three letters of recommendation.  If possible, upload these materials as a single PDF file.  All application materials must be submitted online via the link provided below, but recommendation letters only should be emailed separately to Dr. Sinlan Poo, Research Scientist, Department of Conservation and Research, Memphis Zoo, See Memphis Zoo job application webpage for additional details.

Application website:

Graduate position: UAlabama.BeeGenomics

 PhD positions to study the ‘omics cascade of bumble bee cold tolerance
> Funding for PhD students is available at The University of Alabama as
> part of a recently awarded NSF Rules of Life project: “Bumble bee
> cold tolerance across elevations – From epigenotype to phenotype across
> space, time, and levels of biological organization”. PhD students
> will be involved in studying the links between genomic, epigenomic,
> transcriptomic, and metabolomic variation in relation to local thermal
> tolerance adaptation in montane bumble bees ( The
> project will involve extensive high throughput sequencing of bees from
> wild populations and experimental colonies and the use of approaches
> like network theory to model and draw inferences from these complex
> data. Students will develop questions relating to ecological,
> evolutionary, or conservation genomics within the broader project
> objectives. The focus of the positions is flexible, and we expect
> there will be a great deal of collaboration and overlap among students,
> postdocs, and PIs on the project.
> I am looking to recruit highly motivated students with interests in
> applying modern molecular and computational tools to address ecological
> and evolutionary questions in a non-model organism. Applicants should
> have a strong academic record (GPA > 3.0), an ability for clear verbal
> and written communication, and a desire to learn new skills! Students
> funded off the grant will participate in both laboratory molecular work
> (primarily generation of RNAseq and genome/epigenome sequencing libraries)
> and computational analyses, and applicants should thus have some degree
> of experience or interest in both aspects of the project.
> The project will involve collaborations with Janna Fierst at UA,
> Michael Dillon and Franco Basile at the University of Wyoming, and
> James Strange at Ohio State. As part of these collaborations there may
> be opportunities for field work or experimental work with bumble bees,
> depending on student interests and expertise.
> Contact Jeff Lozier ( for more information. Anticipated
> start date will be Fall 2020, but we’re flexible.
> Useful Links:
> Lozier Lab:
> U Alabama Biological Sciences:

Graduate position: UOregon.EvolutionMicrobialMetabolism

> The Louca Lab at the University of Oregon is seeking PhD students to
> work on microbial (bacterial and archaeal) ecology and evolution, using
> any combination of mathematical modeling, bioinformatics, experiments
> and field surveys.
> Potential topics include:
> – The statistical properties of global prokaryotic genomic diversity
> – Gene-level and genome-level processes of prokaryotic macroevolution
> – The role of genomic structure in the dynamics and evolution of
>  microbial metabolic networks
> – Experimental and mathematical characterization of microbial
>  system kinetics
> – Development of new phylogenetic and phylogenomic tools for analyzing
>  global prokaryotic diversification processes
> – Estimating global prokaryotic phylogenetic/phenotypic diversity
>  through deep time
> – Coevolution of microbial diversity with large-scale geological
>  transitions
> Prospective students from a wide range of related disciplines, such as
> biology, physics, environmental studies or computer science, interested
> in microbial ecology and evolution, are encouraged to consider joining
> the Louca lab. Experience in programming (any language), bioinformatics
> (especially genomics and metagenomics), mathematical modeling and/or
> molecular biology are of benefit but not absolute requirements. The most
> important skills are creativity, attention to clear deductive reasoning,
> as well as a strong motivation to learn and to solve problems.
> Additional information is available at:
> Interested students are encouraged to directly contact the lab’s principal
> investigator, Stilianos Louca, to discuss potential research projects and
> application logistics. The 2019 application deadline for the University
> of Oregon Department of Biology graduate program is December 1st.

GIS Analyst job posting – Gainesville, FL

Environmental Consulting & Design, Inc. (EC&D), an environmental consulting

firm in Gainesville, Florida, is currently seeking a full time GIS Analyst

and Environmental Scientist to join our small team of environmental

professionals. EC&D focuses on restoration and mitigation bank projects

throughout Florida, and is a leader in the mitigation banking industry. A

successful candidate will be highly professional, proficient in GIS mapping

skills, a strong communicator, very organized, and focused on making

meaningful contributions to increase productivity within the business.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in an environmental field with

an emphasis on GIS, or at least two years of professional experience with

GIS mapping as a main focus of job responsibility, and proficiency in

ArcGIS. Proficiency in data management, Excel, IT, strong written and

verbal communication, and knowledge of Florida ecosystems is strongly

preferred. Experience doing field work in the state of Florida is also

preferred. Field work may be required, and may include up to four (4)

consecutive nights of hotel stays per week, though field work is not

expected to be a primary role of this position.

Full time employees are eligible for paid time off, paid holidays, vision

and dental insurance, a monthly stipend to obtain health insurance, and

401(k) plan options. Office work hours are flexible as long as core office

hours are adhered to. A beginning salary between $38,000 and $48,000 will

be offered commensurate with work experience.

TO APPLY, send a CV and cover letter to Sarah Nelson at

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38,000.00 to $48,000.00 /year


   – relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


   – Bachelor’s (Required)

Additional Compensation:

   – Bonuses

Work Location:

   – One location


   – Health insurance

   – Dental insurance

   – Vision insurance

   – Retirement plan

   – Paid time off

   – Flexible schedule

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

   – Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused

   – Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative


   – Monday to Friday

   – 8 hour shift

Weed ecology and biocontrol research technician – permanent

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking a permanent, full-time Biological Technician to support research in weed ecology and biological control. The position is in the Pest Management Research Unit at the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to work on a wide range of projects focused on the ecological and population factors influencing control and management of range and wildland weeds, with an emphasis on weed biological control using insects. Plant communities of concern currently include low agricultural-input rangelands and riparian areas impacted by invasive plants and resource extraction. The candidate must have experience in field research working with insects or plants and a solid working knowledge of software such as Excel and Word. Experience or coursework using GIS and R and with rearing and identifying organisms (insects or plants) is preferred but not required. Seasonal overnight travel to field sites will be required. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, pollinator resources, population genetics and agronomy. The position is advertised at the GS7 level ($42K – 54K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-9, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (; Job Announcement Number: 547615100). Ad opens October 3 and closes on October 30, 2019. Questions? Please contact Dr. Natalie West (

Natural Areas Biologist Position

Good Afternoon,

Holden Forests & Gardens is one of Northeast Ohio’s largest and most important cultural and environmental institutions. We are seeking a Natural Areas Biologist to join our team.

The Natural Areas Biologist will assist in the management of natural areas at the Holden Arboretum which include forested and old field systems. This position will be expected to advance best practice approaches to control invasive plants and will help to develop a volunteer education program in invasive plant control and management. This position will have primary responsibility for implementing a plan for use of volunteer and citizen scientists to help manage invasive plants in natural areas.

In addition, the individual will participate in other conservation activities including monitoring of plant and animal populations, assisting with restoration projects and helping to oversee the collaborative use of the Holden Arboretum’s natural areas for research and conservation. In addition, the Natural Areas Biologist will engage in outreach for public and professional audiences via written or verbal communications. This position is based within Holden Forests & Gardens’ Conservation department but is a close partner to Community Forestry and Research staff.

Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus. The successful candidate will also have a minimum of two (2) years of field experience.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at:

Please upload as one document a 1) resume 2) a cover letter describing your experience and qualifications and 3) a list of three professional references with contact information.

Questions concerning the position should be forwarded to David Burke, Chief Program Officer for Science and Conservation (

Please see attached document for a full description of the position.

Thank you.

David Burke, Ph.D.

Chief Program Officer

Science and Conservation

Holden Forests and Gardens


Graduate position: UArizona.HostParasiteInteractions

Graduate student opportunities in the evolutionary genetics of
> host-parasite interactions at the University of Arizona
> The Schlenke Lab studies host-parasite interactions using Drosophila
> (fruit flies) as model hosts. We have developed parasitoid wasps, which
> lay their eggs in fly larvae and consume their hosts from the inside
> out, as model parasites. Flies mount cellular and behavioral defense
> responses against wasps, but wasps have adaptations for finding host fly
> larvae, suppressing host immunity, and manipulating host behavior. We
> use a variety of “omics” tools to understand the molecular genetics of
> fly-wasp interactions, and look for patterns of immunity and virulence
> coevolution across fly and wasp phylogenies. For more information,
> visit our lab website at:
> If you are interested in our lab please contact Todd
> Schlenke (  Candidates may apply
> through the Entomology and Insect Science (EIS) Graduate Program
> ( or the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
> Graduate Program (  The application
> deadline for both programs is December 1st.
> Dr. Todd Schlenke
> Associate Professor
> University of Arizona
> Department of Entomology
> Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
> 520-621-7167
> Todd Schlenke <>

Graduate position: AMNH_NewYork.ComparativeBiology

American Museum of Natural History
> Richard Gilder Graduate School
> Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program  and Graduate Fellowships Program
> The AMNH RGGS Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology is training the
> next generation of biologists through an integrative approach that
> focuses on the history, evolutionary relationships, and interactions
> among species. It utilizes the Museum’s strength and experience in
> research and training to educate a new generation of scientists and
> industry leaders. The AMNH provides exceptional support facilities for
> student research, with collections of more than 33 million specimens
> and artifacts. Training and research opportunities exist across a wide
> array of disciplines in comparative biology, incorporating research
> in systematic and evolutionary biology, paleontology, conservation
> biology, comparative genomics, computational biology, Earth history,
> anthropology, and biological and cultural diversity. Global fieldwork,
> with AMNH faculty, student-led or in partnership with others, provides
> exceptional research opportunities for students. RGGS students may
> take advantage of RGGS course cross-enrollment agreements with partner
> universities Columbia and the City University of New York. Armed with a
> Gilder School education, graduates will not only understand the history
> and diversity of life on Earth, but may contribute to advances in human
> health, biodiversity conservation, and other related biological research
> fields as well.
> This is an accelerated program, designed for students to complete their
> degrees in four years. Students will earn a minimum of 62 credits
> through a combination of coursework, teaching assistantships, and
> individual dissertation research. The Richard Gilder Graduate School
> will typically provide full financial support to students matriculating
> in the Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program.
> We also offer Graduate Fellowships for students interested in earning
> a Ph.D. at one of our partner institutions (Columbia University, CUNY,
> NYU, Stony Brook and Cornell University), when they are advised by an
> AMNH curator.
> The AMNH Graduate Student Fellowship Program is an educational
> partnership with selected universities, dedicated to the training
> of Ph.D. candidates in those scientific disciplines practiced at
> the Museum. Our current collaborations are with Columbia University,
> City University of New York (CUNY), Cornell University, Stony Brook
> University, and New York University (NYU). The host university in which
> the student enrolls exercises educational jurisdiction over the students
> and formally awards the degree. In these partnership programs, at least
> one Museum curator must serve as a graduate advisor, co-major professor
> or major professor, and adjunct university faculty member. Each student
> benefits by having the staff and facilities of both the university and
> the Museum to support his/her training and research. To be eligible
> for the AMNH Graduate Fellowship, students must apply to both the host
> University’s Ph.D. program and to the AMNH Graduate Student Fellowships
> Program. Students already matriculated in a Ph.D. program are not eligible
> to apply; only new, first-time Ph.D. applicants will be considered.
> Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree, from an accredited
> institution; Official transcripts from all undergraduate/graduate
> institutions attended; Three letters of support; Statement of Academic
> Purpose (Essay 1: past research experience [length of up to 550 words]
> and Essay 2: proposed research interests [length of up to 500 words]);
> Interview (Final candidates will be interviewed); AMNH Faculty sponsor;
> Application fee of $50 (Comp Bio Only); Proficiency in English (TOEFL
> [100 or higher] or IELTS scores [total 7.0 or higher] are required for
> non-native English speakers, taken within the past 2 years)
> Deadline: December 15, 2019
> For more info, please visit:;;sdata=9XyuufH5py1YFk7oRKoVVmEqZjKd7BoL%2FRvlzijF2uE%3D&amp;reserved=0
> To apply, please go to:;;sdata=SIqpuZfDpKZQ%2Fb9NqRUkHcTy3YCHCJMa%2B5xXI%2FN6HUQ%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Anna Manuel <>