Month: April 2022

Job Announcement – Riparian Botanist Positions (Idaho Falls ID; Cody WY)

Subject: Job Announcement – Riparian Botanist Positions (Idaho Falls ID; Cody WY)The University of Montana’s Ecological Mapping, Monitoring, and Analysis group (EMMA) is currently recruiting RIPARIAN BOTANISTS to assist in implementing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, targeted at collecting standardized data on streams and riparian areas across BLM Districts in the western U.S. The riparian botanist will be part of a 3-person crew, consisting of a monitoring lead and aquatic technician. The riparian botanist’s responsibility is to collect vegetation composition data along streams according to the BLM’s Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol. Successful applicants will be trained in data collection methods by BLM and University of Montana ecologists. Botanists should expect to encounter a wide diversity of species and to gain experience in several different biophysical environments.All positions are field-based and require primitive camping in isolated regions. Crews will typically work eight 10-hour days in a row, from Tuesday to Tuesday, followed by six-days off. We expect staff to commit to the entire field season and to contribute to maintaining a safe, productive and enjoyable work environment.LOCATIONS AND START DATESWork will focus on wadeable streams and rivers in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Cody, Wyoming.Cody WY:Start- May 16th at the training in Rawlins WY. After training, the crew will work in the Cody WY districtEnd – All projects end with the completion of the sampling points in the design. This is expected to be mid to late SeptemberIdaho Falls ID:Start: June 6th at the training in Clyde ID. After training, the crew will work in the Salmon/Challis district.End – All projects end with the completion of the sampling points in the design. This is expected to be mid to late SeptemberCOMPENSATION$17-19 an hour DOE; All positions include a tax-free, $30.50 per diem for each field day ($244/hitch); Position is full time, 1.0 FTE, temporary (< 4 months)QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Collect data on riparian vegetation along wadeable stream reaches according to portions of the Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol ( 
  • Key riparian vascular plants found in eighty 0.5m plots to species while in the field. However, the protocol only requires identification of species with >10% cover in a 0.5m plot, so botanists without wide experience in the West or in riparian environments are encouraged to apply. 
  • Collect voucher specimens and track all unknown plant species encountered during the field season. 
  • Enter data into excel spreadsheets using an iPad in the field. Manage and self-QC all data. 
  • Coursework in botany, ecology, wetland science, natural resources management, or a related field. A completed B.S. degree preferred. 
  • Field experience collecting vegetation data. 
  • Ability to identify riparian graminoids, forbs, shrubs and trees to species using dichotomous keys. 
  • Experience following established field protocols to conduct sampling and field data collection. 
  • Experience with data entry and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). 
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and to work independently as required. 
  • High degree of comfort wading in all types of streams which can feature fast-flowing water, slick rocks, unstable large woody debris, and other obstacles. 
  • Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field. 
  • Willingness and ability to stay positive while working irregular hours in harsh environments and challenging weather, and to carry gear upwards of 50 lbs over uneven terrain. 
  • Valid driver’s license. Experience driving 4×4 vehicles on rough roads preferred. 

HOW TO APPLYPlease submit the following application materials to Andrew Britton at Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. If possible, please combine all application materials into 1 document (.pdf preferred) 

  1. Letter of Interest addressing the stated required skills for the position 
  2. Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience 
  3. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references 

Answers to Supplemental Questions: 

  • What is your preferred Base Location? 
  • Have you applied for any other positions with the Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West? 

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician – University of Michigan, CIGLR (Ann Arbor, MI)

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician – University of Michigan, CIGLR (Ann Arbor, MI)*Job Opening: Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician**Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research**School for Environment and Sustainability**University of Michigan **Summary*We are seeking an Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician to join ourresearch team and work on aquatic ecology and harmful algal blooms (HABs)in the Great Lakes. The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician will assistprincipal investigators and staff in performing laboratory analyses andfield sampling at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’sGreat Lakes Environmental Research Lab (NOAA GLERL). Tasks assigned to thecandidate will include processing water and plankton samples, quantifyingbiological and chemical parameters, sampling aboard research cruises, andassisting with data analysis.*Required qualifications*   – A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field   – Experience analyzing water quality samples in a laboratory setting   – Experience conducting field-intensive research*Desired qualifications*   – Research experience with phytoplankton and/or harmful algae   – Two or more years of experience working in a research laboratory   related to water quality   – Demonstrated experience with sensitive molecular analyses and sterile   technique   – Experience working aboard vessels on large bodies of water under   various weather conditions*For more information and to apply, visit this link: click here. *The application deadline is May 14, 2022

Research associate position: climate and marine fisheries (Portland, ME)

Subject: Research associate position: climate and marine fisheries (Portland, ME)The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME) is hiring aquantitative research associate who will support statistical analyses andecological modeling for a variety of projects focused on Northeast USmarine fish populations and fisheries in the context of climate andecosystem change.  Full details are available at this link: click here.  Applications arebeing accepted through May 9.

HIRING: Seeds of Success Carlsbad Crew Leader (New Mexico)

HIRING: Seeds of Success Carlsbad Crew Leader (New Mexico)To apply, follow this link: click here.Position Title: Crew Leader (Botany Emphasis).Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 31 weeksLocation: Based in Carlsbad, NM with travel within the state expected.Salary: $765/week + hitch/training budgetBenefits: Paid training; health benefits; Grocery budget while camping in the field.Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a non-competitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.Program Dates: (Anticipated) May 16, 2022 – December 16, 2022Position Overview:The crew leader will supervise two crew members for a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) team, operated by Conservation Corps New Mexico. The crew will be based out of the BLM Carlsbad field office. The crew will collect seeds from native species in remote areas on BLM Land and on occasion State, Private, and Public Lands across NM, following SOS protocols.. The crew will collaborate with regional crews to make seed collections. The crew leader will be trained in planning techniques for a successful field season. Subsequently, the crew leader will help train the crew members and will contribute to a regional seed collection training. Crews will be required to drive to different areas throughout New Mexico, camp overnight, potentially hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management. This position requires significant driving relative to other types of field work. Crew leaders must be prepared for long days driving and scouting from a truck. Safety is a pre-requisite, particularly where industry development (energy extraction, e.g. Natural gas) is occurring and during hunting season, and will guide how fieldwork is conducted. The crew leader will be responsible for adhering to check-out/check-in procedures and communications via cell phone or SPOT device to ensure crew safety.Crew Leader Responsibilities:Supports and manages the field crew’s safety and wellbeing, consistently exercising discretion and judgment. Plans and carries out seed collection efforts, following Seeds of Success (SOS) protocols, throughout New Mexico to support Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conservation strategies. Coordinates field logistics, scheduling, crew tasks, and management of the crew’s equipment. Is the primary contact between the crew, the CCNM supervisor, and BLM staff; effectively coordinates with BLM Staff to complete seed collection of priority species throughout New Mexico. Completes necessary administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the leader is responsible for the organization and quality control of all data collected, including analyzing and interpreting data. The crew leader will be required to write reports to present to various BLM offices and stakeholders. The crew leader should be passionate about sound science principles, be an advocate for the botany program at the BLM, and have a willingness to learn about the importance of native plant materials development in land management within the BLM. The crew leader must consistently exercise discretion and judgement.This is a full-time, temporary position that requires overnight camping and non-traditional work hours inclusive of weekend and evening hours.

YMCA Earth Service Corps Is Recruiting

YMCA Earth Service Corps Is RecruitingYMCA Earth Service Corps is hiring for Program Instructor positions in Seattle, WA. We are seeking to fill multiple AmeriCorps positions to start September 2022. I am reaching out to share the position posting and ask that you help spread the word among your networks.Interested candidates can apply directly through the AmeriCorps website, and folks with questions can reach out to 206-466-1048 or

Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice University

Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice UniversityThe Miller Lab at Rice University (Department of BioSciences, Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) invites applications for a summer 2022 REU position. Research in the lab focuses on population and community ecology, particularly demography, population dynamics, and species interactions. We work primarily in plant systems, including plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions, and our work involves a combination of field experiments, statistical modeling, and theory. Check out recent publications to learn more about our work. Our lab values and works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Students from under-represented or minoritized backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.We are seeking a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) participant for summer 2022. The student would participate in funded research focused on the population dynamics of plant-microbe symbioses, and would develop a related independent research project under the guidance of a mentor in the lab. The REU student would also provide mentorship to one or more high school students working in the lab for the summer. This position is perfect for rising juniors or seniors majoring in ecology, biology, or related disciplines with interest in pursuing a graduate degree in ecology. No prior research experience is required.  The REU student will earn a stipend of $600/week. Start and end dates are flexible but the position is intended as 8-10 weeks in duration. Housing is provided on the Rice University campus.To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and contact info for two references to (Please include “REU applicant” in the subject) no later than Friday, April 22.

Positions and Internships in Climate Data Analytics – Eagle Rock Analytics, Sacramento, California, USA

Positions and Internships in Climate Data Analytics – Eagle Rock Analytics, Sacramento, California, USAEagle Rock Analytics is hiring short-termpositions to support two major initiatives to make climate data moreactionable and usable in California.We are advertising short-term positions which will all entail work onbuilding a new climate and weather dataplatform, programing novel techniques in python for assessing thecredibility of climate and weather data, building cloud-based analytics andvisualizations in response to stakeholder feedback, and developing methodsfor translating big data into actionable metrics and information fordecision-makers.  Details are in the links below, which direct to fulljob-descriptions:–        Atmospheric Scientist–        Seasonal Research Associate / InternAll our positions are remote, with flexible hours and a generouscompensation package.  Learn more about what Eagle Rock Analytics does, our values and vision, and the open positions on our website: .  Check out our careers FAQ , or email us a question of your own to learn more about open positions, the applicationprocess, or Eagle Rock Analytics.Application instructions are included in each job posting.  We’ll beginreviewing applications immediately, and will continue to review until thelistings are removed from our website.These positions will primarily work on two exciting projects:(1)   building a data platform with an analytics engine on top of localizedclimate data, that brings cloud computing power, powerful tools and dataselection guidance together and,(2)   a near-real time historical weather data platform that feeds highquality, hyper-local information into the climate data platform. 

 *About Us*.  Eagle Rock Analytics is a small scientific consulting firmlocated in Sacramento, CA.  Our focus is on translating complex, largeenvironmental geospatial data (mainly weather and climate) into actionablemetrics, tools and guidance for decision-making.  We perform scientificresearch differently, working hands-on with stakeholders and clients toensure our results are as relevant as possible to client needs.Historically our focus has been on the energy sector, but our goal is tosupport the public good broadly through applied research, and advancescientific knowledge and understanding of problems relevant to society.

Stream Ecology and Chemistry Field and Laboratory Assistant

Stream Ecology and Chemistry Field and Laboratory AssistantSUMMARY: We seek applicants for a temporary (3 months) summer full-time field assistant position in stream ecology and water chemistry The Research Assistant will work on a project to assess the ecological conditions and water quality in an urban stream in New Bedford, MA, in collaboration with watershed conservation and municipal partners. The work will involve field water sample collections, assessments of stream flows, and laboratory water chemistry analysis. The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across stream ecology, environmental chemistry, and urban restoration planning.Responsibilities:-Participate in field sampling of water, stream conditions, and stream water flows.-Process and analyze project data.-Assist in coordinating schedules across multiple projects.-Laboratory analysis of water samples, data compilation and interpretation.-Sampling at irregular hours (early mornings, late nights, and weekends) as needed.-Travel to multiple field sites in cars.Desired Qualifications and Experience:-Must have relevant coursework in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry.-At least one-year field experience in a related field, including basic techniques and instrumentation used in ecology.-Requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate positively with the public.-Ability to work independently as well as productively as part of a team.-Familiarity with best practices for field safety.-Strong skills in identifying plants or willingness to learn.-Basic proficiency with word processing, data management and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent programs) is required.-Must possess a valid US driver license for the last two years and qualify to drive Woodwell Climate Science Center vehicles.-Successful candidate will work at multiple field sites in MA.-Expected to be resident in close proximity to Woodwell Climate Science Center at other times.Preferred Qualifications:-B.A./B.S. or significant work toward a degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology or Natural Resources.-Ability to operate small boats or willingness to take safety course to become certified.-Demonstrated skills in data organization, analysis, and report writing.-Data skills including moderate experience with R programming language (or equivalent) for data analysis, graphing, and statistical analysis.-Use of a car to occasionally travel to field sites.-Experience with laboratory analysis of water quality using a nutrient autoanalyzer.Physical requirements:-This role requires work in the field, including rigorous outdoor activities, walking through uneven terrain, and walking through water and in densely urban environments.-Working in the field in Massachusetts requires a willingness to endure exposure to insects, ticks, and poison ivy.Application review will be ongoingDesired Start Date: June 1, 2022Classification and Compensation: This temporary research assistant position is for approximately six months with the possibility to extend dependent upon performance and the availability of funding. You must have flexibility in the specific hours and days you can work and be able to accommodate a variable schedule, including working evenings and weekends as needed to accomplish sampling objectives. The hourly range is $19 per hour. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and work life balance.Location: Falmouth, MassachusettsApplication Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type SFLA22: on all correspondence.Please visit Woodwell’s website to learn more about Woodwell’s work.

Lab manager / lead research technician (deadline extended)

Lab manager / lead research technician (deadline extended)

The Miesel Fire and Ecosystem Ecology lab in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University seeks one full-time laboratory manager / lead research technician. Research in our group focuses on understanding (1) how fire and forest management influence soil, vegetation, and ecosystem processes; (2) how pyrogenic carbon and biochar affects soil carbon and nutrients;  and (3) soil spectroscopy for improving soil and plant sample analysis. 

This position will be responsible for assisting with overall laboratory management, maintaining experiments, and coordinating and conducting laboratory analysis of soil and plant samples. Responsibilities will be primarily lab-based with occasional work in the field, greenhouse, and/or other experimental facilities. A major part of the responsibilities will focus on assisting with coordinating project logistics, measurements and data management for a new study investigating soil responses to wildfires. This position will interact with and support graduate students and provide training and oversight for undergraduate student assistants. Additional responsibilities may include contributing to data summaries, project reports, and literature reviews. Opportunity to participate in manuscript development and/or field measurements and monitoring in wildland fire study sites may be available for interested candidates.Skills and Experience: We seek enthusiastic applicants with a strong background in ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science, environmental science, plant biology, or related discipline. Recent MSc graduates and/or BSc graduates with additional relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with previous experience performing soil and plant sample analyses and measurements of soil processes but training will be provided for new methods. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, highly organized, able to work well independently and as part of a team, and have excellent communication skills. A valid US driver’s license is required. Compensation is commensurate with experience.To apply: Apply online at this link to position number 768860. Application review will begin April 15 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available beginning Spring 2022 (May start dates preferred). 

A complete application includes: (1) a cover letter that includes a statement of interest in the position, a summary of your past research experiences including specific field measurements and/or laboratory procedures you have experience with, and how this position would contribute to your career goals; (2) a resume or CV including a list of relevant coursework; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. All questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jessica Miesel at Incomplete applications will not be accepted.MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.