Month: September 2020

Lab and Collections Manager Position: Conservation Genomics, Colorado State University

Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:49:34


Subject: Lab and Collections Manager Position: Conservation Genomics, Colorado State University

Lab and Collections Manager Position: Conservation Genomics, Colorado State University

The Ruegg Lab at Colorado State University is seeking a highly organized, enthusiastic, and motivated scientist to fill a Conservation Genomics Lab and Collections Manager position. The successful candidate will work closely with our multi-disciplinary team of technical staff, graduate students, senior researchers, post-docs and faculty within the Biology Department at Colorado State as well as part of the multi-institutional Bird Genoscape Project. For more information on our research please see the Bird Genoscape Project website ( as well as the Ruegg lab website ( You can also view this job posting as a PDF here:

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Preparing whole genome sequencing libraries.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Genotyping SNPs using Fluidigm equipment and assays.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    DNA extractions from feathers, blood, and tissue, as well as museum samples.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Managing and training undergraduate volunteer and work study students.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ordering supplies and equipment maintenance.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Curating a 200,000+ blood, feather, and tissue sample collection.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Renewing permits and submitting annual reports to appropriate agencies.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Maintaining collaborator relations, shipping sampling supplies, and receiving samples.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Maintaining compliance with environmental and safety procedures.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Organizing lab events and maintaining lab website and social media pages

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Managing written protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, etc. for lab and field work.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Bachelors or MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, genetics or a related field is preferred.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extremely strong organization skills and the ability to work as part of a team as

well as accomplish tasks independently.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent communications skills and a willingness to follow instructions and

direct others when needed.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extreme attention to detail.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent and thorough laboratory notebook maintenance abilities.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with basic and intermediate laboratory methods, including pipetting,

PCR, gel electrophoresis, and DNA extraction.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong desire to learn new genomic sequencing methodologies.

Also desired:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with whole genome and transcriptome library preparation.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with database management.

Start date and duration: Preferred start date is on or before Jan. 15, but is open to negotiation; Initially, the appointment will be for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of extending it to 2 years or more dependent upon performance and the availability of research funds.

Applications: Interested applications should contact Teia Schweizer ( before Oct. 15. Please include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references in a single document. In the cover letter please highlight your previous laboratory experience and interest in conservation genomics. This will be a full- time position, with benefits and an annual salary commensurate with experience.

Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy crops

*Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy


Starting date: beginning/mid October 2020; Application due: October 1, 2020.

Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degree Contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides Weekly stipend and Room

Internship at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR), in south-central Florida in the Agro-Ecology Program.

The successful intern will be supervised by Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas (University of Illinois), Dr. Elena Blanc-Betes (University of Illinois), Ms. Hannah Van Zant (BIR) and Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (BIR).

The intern will be exposed to research in biogeochemistry, crop and grassland ecology, and disturbance ecology (harvesting, grazing, fire, flooding). Primarily, the intern will work on a project investigating the environmental sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production.

This project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, University of Illinois) and Archbold’s BIR.

Internships offer an opportunity for providing novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world: securing food and energy in a sustainable way; and for learning how research works. The intern’s independent research project will improve understanding of how changes in land use affect the exchange of greenhouse gases (CO_2 , CH_4

) between the atmosphere and subtropical bioenergy crops and pastures.

The successful intern will be trained to use a variety of instruments to measure ecosystem CO_2 , CH_4 and N_2 O fluxes from ecosystems. Other fieldwork will include aboveground and belowground biomass, and soil and water collection. Labwork will include drying and weighing biomass, grinding biomass using a Wiley Mill, soil sieving, acid washing etc.

Long days and work on weekends may be required during intense data collection campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience with similar measurements or a strong background

(coursework) in biogeochemistry, but all are encouraged to apply. Field work regularly consists of long days of moderately demanding physical labor in hot and humid conditions. Candidates with experiences that demonstrate proficiency working outdoors will be considered.

Interns receive room and a weekly stipend of $245, subject to deductions for Social Security and Medicare (paid bi-weekly). Free of charge lodging ending no later than three days after the conclusion of the internship, as residing on Ranch property is a requirement for this position. Please note that lodging includes communal kitchen, living space, and bathroom, but interns have their own bedroom. Interns typically work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on their research project. Internships run for 6 months but are flexible in their duration. Interns are required to give an oral presentation based on their independent research project. The format of this presentation will likely be a Zoom Webinar due to Covid-19.

The intern must be able to tolerate living on a remote cattle ranch and provide their own transportation for personal activities. BIR is a division of Archbold Biological Station with ten research staff and four operations staff, located 11 miles away from the main field station. BIR is operated as a commercial cattle ranch which serves as a research platform to investigate ecological and economic dynamics on working landscapes.

Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab. The station has a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. The Station cannot hire people without legal status to work in the U.S.

To apply for this internship, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a description of previous research experience, a resume or CV, a summary of grades, and two letters of recommendation by October 1, 2020. Please email applications to: Dr.

Nuria Gomez-Casanovas,

Due to Covid-19, we require new staff and interns to quarantine for 2 weeks in a visiting researcher cabin, prior to transferring to the permanent shared housing. Limited interaction with staff will occur in the first two weeks. Masks are required indoors, except when sitting at a personal desk, and during field work if maintaining 6 foot distance is not possible.

Should you require further information please email Dr. Gomez-Casanovas.


Nuria Gomez-Casanovas

Research Scientist

Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois 61801

Research Associate in Green Sturgeon and Chinook Conservation

Apply at

Review Date (IRD):* 09-24-2020*

The Institute of Marine Sciences [] at the University

of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), working in conjunction with the NOAA

National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA

Fisheries), invites applications for the position of Staff Research

Associate, under the direction of Dr. Peter Dudley, the staff research

associate will join a team developing a model to assess the effect of

habitat alterations on anadromous fish on large rivers. Humans have and

continue to alter many large rivers both for human and wildlife needs.

Agencies need to assess how these human actions affect the resident fish if

managers are to mitigate the effects of human actions, recover populations

of threatened fish species, and effectively manage native fish populations.

We are developing a modeling tool which will allow agencies to predict the

effect of proposed habitat altering actions on native anadromous fish

populations. This modeling tool will be spatially explicit and use an

individual based modeling framework. The staff research associate will aid

in model development by mining scientific literature and reports for data,

aggregating and synthesizing the data necessary for model development,

maintaining a database, conducting basic statistical analysis especially

regressions, and performing basic geographic information analysis as

necessary. These tasks require the ability to critically analyze scientific

literature and extract data from it based on understanding of experimental

methods, statistical analysis, and scientific modeling needs. If the data

found is of sufficient quality, the staff research associate will have the

opportunity to assist in the publication of a meta-analysis peer reviewed

article. This is an exciting opportunity to both conduct fundamental

scientific research into the effects of habitat alteration of resident fish

and help in developing a tool which government agencies will use to assess

the effects of their habitat alterations on resident fish populations.

While the goal is to have a model that will be general enough to operate on

many rivers, the initial use will be on rivers in the Sacramento Basin,


Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly

encouraged to apply:

Experience searching literature using web portals such as Web of Science

and Google Scholar

Experience critically synthesizing scientific literature and inputting

information into spreadsheets or databases

Experience using scientific models

Experience with basic statistical techniques or knowledge of R (statistical

programing language)

*Salary Information*: $58,727.18/year. Salary commensurate with skills,

qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge such as attained in upper division coursework leading to a

Bachelor Degree in Biology, Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife,

Zoology, or other related field or combination of education and work


Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.

Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.

Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Computer skills or knowledge should include Word, Excel, Power Point, and


Ability to conduct comprehensive literature searches using web portals such

as Web of Science and Google Scholar.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge such as attained in upper division coursework leading to a Master

Degree in Biology, Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife, Zoology, or

other related field or combination of education and work experience.

Experience using GIS software.

Experience with R (statistical programing language).

Experience using scientific models.

Science Moab AmeriCorps VISTA Position

Science Moab ( is a science communication non-profit

based in Moab, UT. We have an open AmeriCorps VISTA position, beginning

October 26th, 2020, for a Science Programming Developer to help grow

Science Moab’s programs for youth, local guiding companies and the

community. In addition, the VISTA will help to strengthen the financial

stability of the organization through fundraising and creation of a

membership program. The VISTA will also help build support for

Indigenous-led partner organizations. This is an opportunity to be a

foundational part of a mission-driven non-profit dedicated to expanding the

presence and interest in science in the greater Moab area. We are looking

for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, independent, passionate

about science and science education, and who has leadership skills.

Primary duties include:

-Work with Science Moab staff to develop a Science Certification training

for local guide companies

-Seek out and apply for grants

-Develop a membership program, including quarterly newsletters

-Collaborate with Science Moab’s Indigenous-led partner organizations to

build support and capacity

-Assist with Science Moab community events

-Assist in a highschool science mentoring program

Benefits of AmeriCorps VISTA:

-End of service award of $6,195 for education or $1,800 cash)

-Living allowance ($1027.88 / month)

-Healthcare / child care allowance

-Relocation / settling in allowance

-Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs

For more information on benefits please visit

To apply please email a brief cover letter and resume in one document to

Kristina Young at You will also need to apply

through the AmeriCorps VISTA portal.

Lepidoptera Research Assistants, Peru

The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA), a research-focused non-profit organization working in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, is pleased to announce the position of Field Research Assistant in Lepidoptera beginning in January, 2021. The successful applicant will be based at the ASAÃ’Â’s field site in PeruÃ’Â’s Madre de Dios Department.

POSITION: Lepidoptera Research Assistant

LOCATION: Finca Las Piedras, Madre de Dios, Peru

POSITION DURATION: 6 months (January 5th Ã’Â- July 2nd, 2021)

SCHEDULE: 5 days/week, flexibility in scheduling required

START DATE: January 5, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 23rd, 2020


Lepidoptera Research Assistants (LRAs) work closely with ASA faculty and staff to facilitate ongoing biological research and monitoring projects at Finca Las Piedras, the ASAÃ’Â’s field site and base of operations in PeruÃ’Â’s Madre de Dios Department. LRAs are part of the public face of the ASAÃ’Â’s programs in Peru, and are part of a dynamic team of researchers, conservation and development professionals, and students from around the world. In addition to assigned tasks, LRAs are encouraged to develop individual projects within their areas of interest and that overlap with the ASAÃ’Â’s priority research areas.

This is a residency position, meaning that the successful applicant will live on site, full time. LRAs receive the equivalent of two days off per week, although given the nature of field research and ongoing projects at the field site, time off will be scheduled to ensure that a staff member is always available on site daily to perform essential tasks.


The LRA will contribute primarily to several ongoing, long term projects focused on Lepidoptera diversity and biology at the field site. Current projects include a survey of the butterfly and moth fauna of Finca Las Piedras, long-term butterfly population monitoring, and a rearing study that aims to document the host plants for several focal groups of Lepidoptera.

Example tasks & duties

-Diurnal Lepidoptera collecting (butterflies) and nocturnal collecting (moths)

-Daily care of rearing study, including recording data for immature Lepidoptera, finding & changing host plants, vouchering specimens, etc.

-Searching for new host plant records along trails and in forest plots

-General maintenance and upkeep of butterfly rearing facility & flight cage

-General maintenance and upkeep of host plant shade house

-Data collection & management


  *   6 month commitment required (January Ã’Â- July, 2021)

  *   Minimum bachelorÃ’Â’s degree in natural or environmental sciences or related field

  *   Knowledge of and experience in entomology and/or field Lepidoptera research

  *   At least basic Spanish (preferred)

  *   Experience working/living abroad, especially in the tropics (preferred)

  *   Enthusiasm and strong work ethic

  *   Flexibility in schedule and work environment

  *   Maturity/must live with and work well with others in close setting

  *   Excellent physical condition

  *   TravelerÃ’Â’s insurance (proof required upon acceptance)

  *   CPR/first aid certification (proof required upon acceptance)


Upon arrival at Finca Las Piedras, LRAs undergo an intensive, one-week training period. Research Assistants are given an overview of current Lepidoptera-related projects, as well as the methodologies used. LRAs will also be trained informally throughout the duration of their term at Finca Las Piedras.


This is an unpaid position. However, all room and board is provided on-site at Finca Las Piedras, 7 days per week, for the duration of the appointment. Work-related local transportation, including pickup from the Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM) or bus terminal, is covered. LRAs are responsible for their international flight to Peru (if applicable), including airfare, taxes, airport fees, flight insurance, etc., and domestic air or land travel to Puerto Maldonado.


The following are required to apply for this position:

  1.  A cover letter of interest

  2.  Current CV/resume with contact information for two references

  3.  Most recent unofficial university transcript

Completed applications should include each of the three required items, and should be submitted as a single PDF document, in the order listed above, by the application deadline (October 23, 2020). Document title should read: Ҕlast nameҔ_ҔLRA applicationҔ.pdf

Send completed applications to: with ҔLepidoptera Assistant applicationҔ in the subject line.

Applicants passing to the interview round will be notified by October 26th, 2020.

UConn SEEDS Presents: Applying to Graduate School

The UConn SEEDS Chapter will be holding our first meeting on Thursday, September 17th from 5-6 pm through Zoom. In this inaugural fall meeting, we will talk about how to apply to graduate school in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 
Please fill out this Google Form if you are interested in joining us: This is a great opportunity to explore your possibilities after graduation. Our Graduate Student Representative, Jessica Gutierrez, will be leading this meeting and providing tips to make yourself a stronger candidate. 
We would also love to welcome new members.The mission of the UConn Chapter of SEEDS is to promote the participation, inclusion, and equity of students from underrepresented backgrounds (due to race, ethnicity, first-gen, low income) in the fields of ecology and environmental sciences. Everyone who joins before 09/17 will have the opportunity to vote on a fall invited speaker. To sign up for SEEDS, please fill out the form here:

Two Research Assistant positions

Date: Tue,  1 Sep 2020 21:22:40


Subject: Fall research assistant position with Applied Ecology lab at University of Nevada Las Vegas

Fall 2020 Research Assistant position with the Applied Ecology Research Laboratory at the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Start date: November 1, 2020 or earlier

End date*: January 31, 2021.

*Interested parties can also submit an application for the spring 2021 position, if the botanist position is of interest. Please read requirements below for the spring 2021 position since these positions have different qualifications.

Requirements: Due to potential COVID-related travel restrictions and the nature of the work this fall, local southern Nevada applicants or those willing to relocate to southern Nevada are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen, have a current and valid state driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, and have no personal at-fault accidents in the last five years. Applicants will be required to fill out an I-9 form and submit personal identification for review before a contract is issued; therefore, the applicant must present identification in person at least 2 weeks before the negotiated start date. Applicants will also be required to follow University policies related to coronavirus at all times, including wearing a mask while on campus, in campus facilities, and in University vehicles.

Position: Research assistants will participate in greenhouse, laboratory, and field research; new field project installations; and field sampling. The fall position will mostly entail working in the laboratory and greenhouse at UNLV. Our current fall projects focus on seed ecology, and include seed germination/viability testing, seed extraction, and seedling emergence. Duties will including using laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, cameras, local flora databases or botanical keys, to extract, identify, and document seeds or seedlings, and test seed viability or germination; participate in field sampling of soils and contents of seed traps and process samples in the laboratory; assist with establishing new greenhouse studies and assist in general greenhouse research maintenance and monitoring; and assist with new installations at a local field site.

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science, or a related degree, or equivalent yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience (3-4 years). Applicants should also have an interest in participating in professional research. Although some experience using dichotomous keys, operating a 4WD truck or other 4WD vehicle, and experience with field navigation (compass, map, GPS) is preferable, these are not mandatory requirements for this fall position. Some outdoor/field experience (e.g., camping, hiking, backpacking) is required and an explanation of the applicants participation in these activities must be included in a resume and introductory letter if these activities were not obvious duties in previous position descriptions.

This is a great opportunity for those looking for a career bridge out of a college undergraduate program or have little project management experience and want to gain this type of experience to become more competitive for future jobs.

Spring 20201 Research Assistant/Botanist

Starting in November 2020, we will be accepting applications for 3-4 botanist/research assistant positions.

Start date: February 1, 2021

End date: May 31, 2021- June 30, 2021, end date negotiable

Requirements: Due to potential COVID-related travel restrictions, local southern Nevada applicants, those living close to southern Nevada and willing to travel, or those willing to relocate to southern Nevada are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen, have a current and valid state driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, and have no personal at-fault accidents in the last five years. Applicants will be required to fill out an I-9 form and submit personal identification for review before a contract is issued; therefore, the applicant must present identification in person at least 2 weeks before the start date. Applicants will also be required to follow all University policies related to coronavirus at all times, including wearing a mask while on campus, in campus facilities, and in University vehicles, unless otherwise notified by the University administration.

Position: This is mostly a field position, with some laboratory or assistance with greenhouse projects. Botanists/research assistants will be responsible for aspects of field and associated laboratory projects, including organizing a field/laboratory schedule with colleagues if needed, data collection and entry, QA/QC, maintaining a digital photograph and plant database archive, data analysis preparation when applicable, and compiling literature. Field project sites are located in southern Nevada and southeastern California (Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert). All applicants are encouraged to review climate and weather conditions for the southern Nevada and southern California regions before applying.

All camping will be car camping. State vehicles will be provided for projects. If a State vehicle is available but applicant would prefer to use a personal vehicle, no gas reimbursement will be provided. Using a personal vehicle requires School-level permission before use for work trips. Per diem applies to specific out-of-state projects only. No housing is provided for this position.

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science, or a related degree, or equivalent yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience (3-4 years); experience using dichotomous keys (academic or professional); experience operating a 4WD truck or other 4WD vehicle; outdoor/field experience (e.g., camping, hiking, backpacking, Corps experience); and experience with field navigation (compass, map, GPS).

A preference will be given to candidates that have professional or academic experience with plant identification in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, are familiar with and have used regionally applicable dichotomous keys (e.g., Desert Jepson, Arizona Flora, the Flora of Utah), and have some field or laboratory project management experience.

To apply, please send a statement of interest to introduce yourself, a CV or resume, and two-three references to Lindsay Chiquoine ( Please include in the subject line the position and the season and year (botanist/research assistant position Spring 2021).

Aquatic Ecologist Position

CLASS TITLE:    Ecologist


AGENCY: Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality POSTING EXPIRES: 09/04/2020 SALARY RANGE: $40,340.00 – $58,493.00 per year CLASS SUMMARY The Ecologist is responsible for conducting research or performing investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental or natural science or a related field; plus two years of experience in environmental evaluation and control or a related area.



** Ability to travel overnight

** Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and walk or hike various terrains

** Ability to lift or carry sampling equipment that may weigh up to 40 pounds


** Working knowledge of collection of water quality, habitat, phytoplankton, macroinvertebrate, and fish samples for evaluation

** Ability to evaluate water quality, biological, and other pertinent data for water quality standards and designated use attainment determination

** Working knowledge of macroinvertebrate sorting and fish sorting/identification

** Ability to prepare/present oral/written reports & documents regarding activities and testing results, as required or requested

** Ability to review project plans, quality assurance project documents, use attainability analyses, and project reports and assessments developed by outside entities

** Ability to provide technical information/assistance regarding water resources

** Ability to effectively communicate with members of the public and state and federal agencies

** Working knowledge of public participation and/or stakeholder involvement process

** Ability to collect, interpret, and display GIS/GPS data

** General knowledge of state/federal regulations governing water quality


USGS Spatial Ecologist Positions (GS-9/11 – Sagebrush & Sage-grouse)

The USGS-Fort Collins Science Center is looking to hire several qualified spatial ecologists to join their productive research team working on sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem ecology in GS-9 or GS-11 roles.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  As a Biologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, you would be working closely with Dr. Cameron Aldridge and the broader research team at USGS and Colorado State University.

Duties include:

– Participating in  the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological processes that affect ecosystems, with a focus on sagebrush ecosystems.

– Performing data analysis and writing reports to carry out portions of larger biological science investigations of wildlife resources and their habitat conditions.

– Recommending minor modifications to program objectives and associated documentation in accordance with established program directives.

– Gathering, organizing, and interpreting a wide variety of biological data, especially spatial data, with other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations.

– Developing and maintaining computer databases and spatial datasets; and gathering, analyzing, tabulating and summarizing scientific, programmatic, and/or budgetary data.

A full description of the opportunity can be found here:

Application Deadline: September 7, 2020.

Grad school opportunity

The Zavaleta lab <> in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department <> at the University of California-Santa Cruz seeks a Ph.D. student to join the Sierra Nevada Rosy-finch Project beginning summer 2021. The project links climate and other environmental changes to the ecology and conservation of mountaintop communities, with opportunities to develop dissertation work on population dynamics, distribution modeling, food webs and local adaptation, among other topics. Our lab, department and campus (an R-1, Hispanic-Serving Institution) value inclusion and diversity, and we encourage prospective students from backgrounds underrepresented in our field to apply.
The ideal candidate has experience in and commitment to four areas:
– Vertebrate field ecology, with experience handling and observing birds, mammals or herps, and with interest in pursuing research on the ecology and conservation of an alpine-breeding songbird in a range of topic areas.
– Work, living and travel in alpine environments including mountain safety and backpacking to enable safe, effective fieldwork in our study system.
– Mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in field research experiences, to enable undergraduate field interns to contribute successfully to the project.
– Excellent quantitative and writing skills, to analyze and communicate the outcomes of research to scientific and general audiences.
To inquire directly about your potential fit or to find out more, please send Erika ( <>) a cover letter with resume/CV, transcripts (screenshot/ unofficial fine), and a writing sample (paper, statement, proposal, report, etc. with you as sole or lead author). Erika will contact strong candidates for a video interview.
UCSC is located on the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, at the land-sea interface in one of the most biodiverse places in North America. The EEB Department, on UCSC’s coastal campus at the western edge of town, is home to a close-knit community of faculty, staff and students nested within the vibrant community of Santa Cruz, California.