Month: October 2022


Paid Research Internships – Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyResearch interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of speciesinteractions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by ProfessorsDavid Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis(Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and RonBassar (Auburn University).  We seek to integrate multiple biologicalfields for the study of these interactions in experimental populationsof guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting inmonthly censuses of guppy and killifish populations in montane streamsand helping to execute experiments in on-site artificial streams. Themonthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3 months in Trinidad,with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in April2023 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will pay amonthly stipend, cover travel, living expenses, and provide housing.Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the possibilityof pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolutionand who wish to gain some additional field research experience beforedoing so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad,sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to liveand work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packsover slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physicalcondition and be able to meet the demands of field research under theseconditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is desirablebut not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training,skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highlydesirable. Please address these skills when applying.Please see our website <;data=05%7C01%7C%7C2e953d53b8fa41cfbf0708dabaf6e408%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638027866807108438%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=Ujoutvk2wkCXqe1fTtyNlK7xa6WtZdiAvjlWDC5l8YA%3D&amp;reserved=0> for moreinformation on the project and access to reprints.  Be sure to checkout our video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It details the main tasks associated with the internship.Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and e-mailaddresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick( At least two of the references should be academics.

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities

Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (

Sturgeon & Shad Monitoring

Description: The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and qualified applicants for seasonal positions starting in November or December at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. These positions are limited in duration and pay $14 – $17/hr based on relevant experience. In these positions, we provide opportunities for practical fisheries experience outside of course work in the biological sciences through field work and lab work.

Duties: The projects conduct a variety of field, laboratory and office work activities which vary by project but could include: sampling with fishing gear such as gill nets, skiff trawls and beach seines. Routine field work could consist of day trips on small, open boats (17’-28’) with fishing gear hauled by hand to collect fish which are identified, measured and quantified. Sampling is conducted in all weather conditions. The range of waters sampled includes Long Island Sound and Connecticut River. Laboratory or office work could include identifyingcounting and measuring juvenile fish, preparing and aging fish scales and otoliths, cleaning and repairing fishing gear, and data entry.

Qualifications: Actively pursuing or having completed a college degree in biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field. A degree is preferred but not required. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered. Candidates should possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to conduct rigorous field work in various weather conditions.

Hours per week: Typically a 35 hour work week Monday-Friday, with variation in hours depending on field sampling location and activity. Total duration of positions not to exceed 1040 hours. Preference is for candidates that can complete the full duration of the position.

To Apply: Submit the employment application through the CT Job website

Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (

Please note that positions may be filled prior to the end date of the job posting.

Please direct any questions about the position to:


Jacqueline Benway Roberts

Fisheries Biologist

Fisheries Division / Marine Fisheries Program

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection333 Ferry Rd.

PO Box 719

Old Lyme, CT 06371P: 860.447.4311|F: 860.434.6150 |E:

Grant opportunity for UConn Students

On behalf of Mike Willig, Director of the Institute of the Environment, and the Office of Sustainability, I’d like to remind you of this

grant opportunity for your students! The projects funded from last fall were really creative and successful and we can’t wait to see what students come up with for this newest round of funding. The due date is this Tuesday (October 11) at 4pm.


Grant Opportunity Open for UConn Students!


The Office of Sustainability and the Institute of the Environment host a funding program to support student-faculty projects that enhance environmental sustainability and campus-wide engagement with sustainability issues at the University of Connecticut and in Connecticut communities through research, authentic community engagement, campus operations, or education. Projects must increase both environmental and social sustainability at UConn, and address one or more of UConn’s strategic sustainability goal areas (climate change, energy and buildings, waste, outreach and engagement, water resources, food and dining, purchasing, transportation, or grounds, open space and conservation areas) and one or more related social challenges (fostering inclusion of diverse perspectives, addressing systematic inequalities, environmental justice, social and health inequity, community development, etc). Project activities can occur at any of the UConn campuses and extend to Connecticut communities outside of the University campuses. Special consideration is given to interdisciplinary projects that advance equity and justice or incorporate the arts and humanities. Awards may be up to $10,000.


Applications Close: 4:00pm on October 11, 2022


Decisions will be made in early December 2022. Funding will be provided to selected grantees in January 2023.


Learn more and find application materials:

Research Technician, UC Berkeley

The Blackman Laboratory in the Departments of Plant & Microbial Biology and Integrative Biology requires a Staff Research Associate II to assist with research in evolutionary and ecological developmental genetics using sunflower and monkeyflower as study systems. Research in the lab focuses on how and why plant developmental responses to environmental cues evolve during domestication, adaptation, and speciation.

The position involves a combination of research and lab management responsibilities. Research duties include planning and executing greenhouse, growth chamber, and field studies; molecular and biochemical work (e.g. DNA/RNA extraction, genotyping, qRT-PCR, sequencing library construction); computational analysis; and training and supervising students or volunteers.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to perform sterile techniques, prepare media, carry out basic procedures associated with DNA amplification and sequencing, be able to work in a greenhouse, manage data sets utilizing Excel, and follow research protocols and regulatory guidelines with exactness.
  • Must be able to train and supervise student workers and coordinate student work schedules.
  • Good baseline knowledge of genetics, plant biology, and evolutionary biology is essential.
  • Must have strong organizational, computer, and communication skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions is necessary in order to work independently and as part of a team and provide direct support to leaders as needed; and to assist in training, provide work direction, prepare reports, and keep records.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree and at least 2 years of lab experience which may include student experience; or Bachelor’s degree in related science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience using packages relating to statistics, image analysis, phylogeny, sequence alignment, and bioinformatics.
  • Experience building libraries for next-generation sequencing.
  • Experience conducting field experiments with plants.


Salary and Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.


For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying at, posting # 43468


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:


For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: