Two paid scientific internships in evolutionary and ecological geneticshttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C28e6c58d1ab34817c7b608d9f76aaefb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812859848200653%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=bV7y1Ht3uH8LklNZb3p0ZtskZ2GXfoleT5I34S79jcc%3D&reserved=0) is currently recruiting two paid scientific interns to assist with a long-term study of plant speciation in the common snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus. The positions will begin in early-mid May 2022, for a minimum of 6 months and up to 12 months (open to discussion). The project: We study evolutionary dynamics and speciation in snapdragons. The study, which has been running since 2009, involves fieldwork in natural hybrid zones between two subspecies with flower colour differences. The goal is to understand how different evolutionary forces—like natural selection—have shaped this diversity. The positions: We are looking for people to help support the project by (i) participating in fieldwork, (ii) assisting with the daily management of field volunteers, and (iii) providing technical and scientific support after the fieldwork is complete. The internship will have 2 phases: for the first 3 months (during the field work), the applicants will be based in the Spanish Pyrenees near the town of Planoles; the second phase will be based at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. All costs of the fieldwork (travel, food, accommodation, covid testing, and insurance) are covered, and affordable accommodation in Austria is available through IST Austria (at the expense of the applicant). Essential skills Applicants must be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be comfortable working outdoors. Strong communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to live and work well with others are a must. A driving license is essential. Desirable skills Ideal applicants will have some fieldwork experience and have a strong interest in evolution, ecology and/or speciation. Prior research experience, including the curation and analysis of data, would be helpful. The ability to speak Catalan and/or Spanish is very useful. Applicants from Catalonia and Spain are especially welcome. How to apply Applicants should send a motivation letter (addressing the skills mentioned above), CV and the names two references to Sean Stankowski (email@example.com). The review of applications will start on the 10th of March and will remain open until filled. More information Questions about the positions can be sent to the same address. More information about scientific internships at IST can be found here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fphd.pages.ist.ac.at%2Fscientific-internships%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C28e6c58d1ab34817c7b608d9f76aaefb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812859848200653%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=QvbBZs5afszR%2FT9mPlDmtL%2BHntvp3EWlFx3Ixf%2FWiHo%3D&reserved=0Nick Barton’s group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria (
Month: February 2022
Fieldwork volunteers wanted:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cdf6822d9da8043140c1308d9f76d20e0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812870361853324%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Oxzx8Qgn4tWrctGpaMqCXuYoTSlKIHmpPiX6uAslvkc%3D&reserved=0)is looking for volunteers to assist with fieldwork on plant speciation in the Spanish Pyrenees this coming summer (late May – early August). This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to obtain experience in fieldwork related to evolutionary biology, speciation and plant ecology. The project: We study evolutionary dynamics and speciation in snapdragons. The study, which has been running since 2009, involves fieldwork in natural hybrid zones between two subspecies with flower colour differences. The goal is to understand how different evolutionary forces—like natural selection—have shaped this diversity. The fieldwork: We are seeking volunteers to assist with the fieldwork, which involves working in teams to map locations of individual plants (GPS) (the plants are primarily found on the roadsides), tag and sample them for leaves and flowers, measure traits, and process material for later DNA extraction. There may also be opportunities to be involved in other projects focusing on pollinator behaviour and plant-insect interactions. The work is outdoors as well as indoors – about one-third of the of time will be spent indoors curating leaf samples and organizing and preparing sampling equipment. The work is highly team orientated, typically in groups of 2-3 in the field and larger groups processing samples back at the research station. Since we aim to sample all living individuals in the hybrid zone during the flowering season, the daily workload can vary significantly. At peak season, we are often very busy and our daily routines change accordingly. The location: The field site is near Planoles in a beautiful part of the Pyrenees in North Eastern Spain (Catalonia). We stay in comfortable apartments overlooking a picturesque valley, with close access to hiking trails and small villages. The ideal applicant: is an enthusiastic, hardworking biology student with strong interest in working outdoors. You must be meticulous with recording data and also be comfortable working as part of a team. Experience with field-based projects and plants is helpful but not essential. Climbing experience is useful as a small amount work is conducted on ropes. We are looking for volunteers between the 29th May and the 1st of August. We ask people to commit to stay for 3 weeks. Applicants must be located in Europe or the UK. What we cover: All food, lodgings, Covid testing and travel within Europe/UK are covered. How to apply? By the closing date of March 20th please send (i) your CV, (ii) a short explanation about why you are interested, and (iii) your availability between the above dates firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send any questions to the same address. For fieldwork photos and more information, please visit the Barton Group field work page: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2Ffieldwork-2022%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cdf6822d9da8043140c1308d9f76d20e0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812870361853324%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=G3IyBDA3G84dOER7uDsfUYVmf2PFNR5Qpzrrv%2FFbwdE%3D&reserved=0Help us study plant evolution in the Spanish Pyrenees! Nick Barton’s group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria (
EDI 2022 Fellowship Program
*Research Internships – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology*https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C32bc7c68dbd1491ade8f08d9f1f3274e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637806848912465951%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=4mbRI7nDKcXa1v8hxKXkuttqba5a%2B41f8vCX%2FvYje3k%3D&reserved=0> for more information on the project and access to reprints.Be sure to check out our video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It details the main tasks associated with the internship. Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick (email@example.com). At least two of the references should be academics.Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of species interactions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by Professors David Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis (Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and Ron Bassar (Williams College). We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions in experimental populations of guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams. The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory. There will also be 12 days off between each census when interns can pursue an independent project. Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in March 2022 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will cover all travel and living expenses and provide housing. *Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research experience before doing so. Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying. Please see our website <
Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates in Physiological Genetics thermofly.org and fill out the online application form. Members of traditionally under-represented groups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply. We will begin reviewing applications on March 1. To find out more about our laboratories, please visit: Dr. Nicholas Teets, University of Kentucky: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teetslab.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cea37f15c4ca2462488a208d9f1e2fbd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637806779528444862%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=0TYz%2BgJXA3FaYnbNucV9k9r%2FIlSFaFLWDkUJARWbxok%3D&reserved=0and Evolution We are currently accepting applications from undergraduates who live or attend college in EPSCoR jurisdictions (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, or Wyoming) to participate in a National Science Foundation-funded summer research program in genetic, physiological, and evolutionary mechanisms of temperature tolerance in Drosophila from May 30 – July 31, 2022. Students will join a laboratory at one of our five participating institutions, The University of Kentucky, University of Vermont, Providence College, Salve Regina University, or University of Nevada Las Vegas, and work in teams on research projects that will include both field and laboratory components as well as training in data analysis and visualization. No prior research experience is required; all you need is a year of college-level biology coursework, enthusiasm for biology, and a desire to engage with the exciting process of scientific discovery. To find out more and to apply, please visit
JOB: Botanist, seasonal on Nantucket Island, short application window
Subject: JOB: Botanist, seasonal on Nantucket Island, short application windowThe Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. Science and Stewardship Department seeks one seasonal field assistant with exemplary botanical identification and field work experience to conduct ecological field work and stewardship activities for the 2022 field season. Candidates must have strong field work experience, excellent plant ID skills and an interest in wildlife ecology. Field methods used in this position include native plant identification, vegetation community composition sampling, rare plant inventories, wetland plant surveys, crab trapping, wildlife radio telemetry, bat acoustic monitor deployment and potential songbird banding and shorebird monitoring. Candidates should be motivated, enthusiastic, self-reliant and able to learn quickly. For more information on mission and current researchprojects, please see the Foundation’s website Nantucket Conservation Foundation andread our Science Blog. Seasonal position on Nantucket Island from mid-may to mid-October. $15 per hour with housing included. Full job description:Seasonal Ecology Field Assistant (Botany Focus)*TO APPLY:* Application deadline is Friday February 25th, 2022 by 5pm. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Completed Application includes: Cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references and an unofficial copy of your college transcripts combined in ONE pdf document. Applications accepted ONLY through our hiring website:Careers at Nantucket Conservation FoundationQuestions: contact Dr. Jen Karberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22
Subject: NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 5 seasonal Forest Monitoring Technicians to be a part of a field crew that will be collecting forest health data in 20 National Parks throughout the Eastern US. Job Title: Forest Monitoring Technician Job Type: full-time, temporary position Organization: Schoodic Institute Location: Bar Harbor, ME (Field Station first 9 weeks), and Fredericksburg, VA (Field Station second 10 weeks) Open Period: February 14 – 21, 2022 Vacancies: 5 crew members Duration: 20 weeks mid-May through September (exact dates TBD) Compensation: $14-16/hour depending on experience Job Description: Incumbents will work as part of a travelling forest health crew to sample permanent forest monitoring plots in 20 national park sites from Virginia to Maine. In each plot, crews collect data on forest health, structure and composition, tree regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. This is largely a field-based position, and incumbents will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, work in all weather conditions, and be on travel for weeks at a time. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush. The crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include hotels, historic buildings and cabins. While on travel, housing and a meals stipend will be provided (~50% of position). While at the field station, park housing will be reserved, but employees must pay rent. Some housing may require room sharing. More information about the NPS long-term forest monitoring programs and the parks involved can be found here:Northeast Temperate NetworkMid-Atlantic Network:For more information about the position and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:Position Description: Forest Monitoring Technicians
NPS Plant Ecology Technician open 2/14-21/22
Marine Science Internships – Dauphin Island Sea Lab
REU intern opportunities at GMRI
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is in its fourth year as an NSF-funded REU Site – Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem. Students in this program have an opportunity to participate in field, lab, or computer-based research on the dynamics of the fish, plankton, and human communities in and around the Gulf of Maine.
We welcome applications from undergraduate students from a broad range of institutions and backgrounds including students from two- and four-year colleges and underserved communities (e.g., minorities, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, veterans).
The program includes 10 weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in Portland Maine, a $600/week stipend, housing (at the Maine College of Art in downtown Portland: https://www.meca.edu/student-life/residence-life/residence-halls/), meal allowances and travel support for 6 students. Online applications are open through February 15th. Decisions will be made by March 15th.
Students may find more information on the program here: GMRI REU program, and apply here: NSF portal