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Our positions have posted for the year. We will be working quick to fill these positions for a March 1 start.
Washington Rare Plant Care and Conservation (Rare Care) at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens has a position available for a qualified individual to assist with fieldwork for ecological studies and vegetation monitoring as a Temporary Rare Care Field Technician. This position is located at the Center of Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in Seattle and field sites are located near Wenatchee, Leavenworth, and Ritzville. Overnight travel will be required. When working at field sites lodging/camping will be provided and travel (mileage, food) will be reimbursed. Lodging is not provided in Seattle.
Specific duties include:
Duration and Schedule: Approximately 10-20 hours per week between April 15 and June 30, depending on availability. Approximately 30-40 hours a week from June 1 through August 31, 2023. The field schedule is typically 10 hours a day, four days a week.
Compensation: Range is $18.79 – $19.24 per hour, depending on qualifications
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Hubbard Brook Forest: The Aging of a Forest in the Anthropocene Invertebrates are an essential link in the food chain. This project aims to understand how the abundance of forest invertebrates vary as a result of forest succession and available nutrients. We aim to collect insect and gastropod samples from three locations at Hubbard Brook: 1) Watershed 1, where 45 tons of calcium silicate were added via helicopter in 1999, 2) Watershed 5, where a whole-tree harvest was carried out from 1983 to 1984, and 3) Watershed 6, the reference watershed. With these samples, we can compare invertebrate abundance and species composition in the reference forest to that in an acid-remediated forest of the same age, and a forest that is now at about the same age as the other forests were when studies began 50 years ago.
The program runs from late May to mid-August. Students receive a $5000 stipend for the 10-week program, as well as free housing. Limited funding is available for research supplies and travel expenses. Food costs are paid by the participants and run approximately $42/week. Students live at Hubbard Brook Research Foundation’s researcher housing adjacent to the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, among a community of summer field students and technicians. All residents are expected to share and cooperate with cleaning, cooking, and related chores.
To apply please email the following to email@example.com: 1.A one page resume (including relevant coursework)2.Contacts for three people who can provide a reference3.Short answers (~1 paragraph each) to the following questions:
Allied Whale (AW), the marine mammal research lab of College of the
Atlantic and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. (BHWW) seeks 5 interns/research
assistants for the 2023 field season. These are entry-level research
positions designed to offer experience for individuals seeking to develop
their professional careers in marine mammal research. Two summer positions
(May 15 through August 31) and three full season positions (May 15 through
October 15) are available.
Overview of position: This is a unique internship program in that the
selected individuals will have the opportunity to participate and receive
training in a wide range of marine mammal research activities Allied Whale
while also working as a crew/scientist aboard commercial whale watching
trips operating from Bar Harbor, Maine. Allied Whale currently supports
field projects in the trophic ecology of humpback and fin whales, the
ongoing housing and maintenance of the North Atlantic humpback and fin
whale photo ID catalogs, an active stranding response program, and a
research/education partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. In addition,
Allied Whale maintains the facilities on and conducts research from Mount
Desert Rock, a remote offshore island. The interns play a critical role in
the success of the field season and serve as support to all aspects of
summer activities within both Allied Whale and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
Description of duties: Upon arrival in May, all interns will receive
research, boat crew, and Gulf of Maine natural history training by both
Allied Whale and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company staff. As the Allied
Whale field season does not begin until early June- the first several weeks
will be focused on hands-on training of whale watch deckhand
responsibilities, helping with boat maintenance, and assisting with whale
catalog matching in the office or stranding response.
Once the season is in full swing, interns will rotate through shifts
working as a Research Assistant/Deckhand (RA) for the Bar Harbor Whale
Watch Co., shifts working as deck/galley on lighthouse/nature cruises,
shifts in the Allied Whale office, and time off. Every week, schedules will
be different and weather dependent. A typical week in June-August may
include 2-4 days scheduled as researchers on Whale Watch vessels, 1-2 days
scheduled in the office, and two days off (these days may or may not be
consecutive). Weather may cause shifts to be canceled and some weeks may be
lighter in load or responsibilities.
Below are specific expectations for each designated shift:
Whale watch trips: Research responsibilities on the whale watch trips
include searching for whales, photo-identification of whales, and
behavioral data collection. RAs will also collect pelagic seabird data
during offshore travel to the whale feeding areas. Beyond research, RAs are
responsible for assisting the naturalist in promoting education and
conservation programs on each trip. In this, maintaining a positive,
professional, and friendly demeanor while engaging whale watch passengers
and fellow crew is necessary. Deckhand responsibilities include line
handling, vessel cleaning, helping seasick passengers, and passenger
safety. When whale watch trips cancel for weather, crew may be asked to
report for duty to complete maintenance on the vessel.
Allied Whale office shifts: On scheduled office days, interns will be
required to be available in the Allied Whale office from 9AM-5PM. During
those hours, interns will match individual whales to our catalog, enter
their whale watch data into the database, manage the Adopt-a-whale program,
answer phone calls to the office, and be on call for assisting with
response to strandings or necropsies. Interns schedule for office shifts
will also be on call for boat research days.
Allied Whale boat research days: When weather permits, interns will assist
Allied Whale staff and graduate students on trips offshore to collect
biopsy samples of humpback and fin whales. While on board one of the
research vessels, interns will be responsible for collecting photo
identification of whales and recording data. Interns will be responsible
for processing images from these trips. If schedule allows, RAs may also
participate in an overnight trip to collect samples in Canada.
Mount Desert Rock: We hope for interns to also complete several shifts
(each at least a week in length) at our offshore research station Mount
Desert Rock. While on the island, interns will participate in land-based
whale monitoring from the lighthouse tower, seal counts, gull counts, and
maintenance/construction projects at the station. Interns will collect
weekly samples of seal scat to contribute to a collaborative microplastics
project. Interns will also receive experience working in a remote
off-the-grid location. Once hired, RAs will work to develop a collaborative
group project (on seal colony, intertidal community, nesting birds,
jellies, etc.) and will take turns with data collection during their shifts
offshore. RAs will also stay in contact with the BHWW office with sightings
Pay/Housing: Those accepted to the program are able to earn income by their
work on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. Deckhands are paid $70 a trip
(at the height of summer, there are 2 trips running a day). Interns also
receive free First Aid Certification. Provided housing in downtown Bar
Harbor is mandatory for a fee. Rent for the season will total approximately
$2080 for summer interns and $2350 for full season interns. While at Mount
Desert Rock, food is provided for free. **After August 31, if any of the summer
interns are interested they are welcome to work full time for the remainder
of the season as crew for the BHWW as deckhand/galley on lighthouse trips,
nature cruises, whale watches, and cruise ship tendering operations.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a college background or be currently
enrolled in a biology, ecology, and/or marine sciences program. Previous
data collection experience in a research setting and/or knowledge of marine
mammals are great advantages. While training will be provided and no prior
boating/camera experience is required, time spent offshore or skills in
photography are also assets. Due to Coast Guard requirements, all crew
onboard US commercial vessels and therefore all research
assistants/interns, must be US citizens or have permanent resident alien
status. Also, all interns will be drug screened prior to employment and
will be enrolled in a random drug testing program. Most importantly,
applicants must be positive in attitude, flexible to quickly changing
schedules, able to work independently, and be seaworthy/comfortable working
on boats in rough weather. Lastly, because of the community living
situation both in Bar Harbor and on Mount Desert Rock, applicants must get
along well with others and be able to handle working in a team setting.
To apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying, a
resume, and two letters of recommendation via email to
AlliedWhale.Internships@gmail.com. Recommendation letters may either be
sent with the application or directly from the references.
Please specify which position you are interested in (summer or full-season).
Deadline of application is February 24th.
Allied Whale and the College of the Atlantic are committed to inclusive
excellence. We strive toward an open and diverse community that fosters the
inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We
encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized
or underrepresented in higher education. More information about the
college’s commitment and strategic plan for diversity, equity, and
inclusion can be found here:
The Haddad Lab, Michigan State University, is hiring four field technicians for research in North Carolina on the St. Francis satyr butterfly in the summer of 2023. The St. Francis satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is found only on the Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands. Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing, and breeding of individuals from eggs to adults, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography. Technicians will start May 15 and end August 16, with start and end dates somewhat flexible. Field housing is currently being identified by the supervisor and costs will be shared among the technicians. Hourly pay will be dependent on experience.
Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field. They must also be comfortable working long hours outdoors in extreme heat and high humidity and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes. Candidates with previous field work experience will be especially favorably received.
Applications must be submitted through the MSU job board:
Questions can be emailed to David Pavlik, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Labs of Elizabeth Sibert (Yale University/WHOI), George Lauderhttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faccessiblesharks.wordpress.com%2Fand&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C043dde61f92146fe158708daf9268cb3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096241207301040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2Bh17jsDgzpLY9qBEZ67Nd8ELThuOWNTV6bd90B72RhQ%3D&reserved=0specific questions can be addressed email@example.com**Paid opportunity for Undergraduates with Disabilities to participate in interdisciplinary research on sharks this summer** Accessible Sharks is an NSF-Funded summer internship program that supports undergraduate students with disabilities to participate in interdisciplinary summer research on sharks. Students will have the opportunity to work on aspects of shark scale development, their fossil record, or shark skin-inspired engineering and design, at one of three institutions around the US (University of Florida, Yale University, or Harvard University). The program will run in summer of 2023 and summer of 2024, and support a total of 6 students, 3 per summer. It will consist of an 8-week research project, as well as professional development opportunities and specific disability in STEM activities and discussions. Successful applicants will join a lab group for the summer, and be provided with a$5500 stipend, housing, travel support, as well as support and accommodations related to their individual disability. They will also participate in undergraduate summer research activities at their location, as well as interdisciplinary cross-institution meetings and discussions. Remote participation possible and will be considered on a case-by-case basis, although students will be supported and encouraged to participate in person where possible. This REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities (e.g., mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other disability – please see FAQ section below for more information), who are majors in biology, geology, environmental science, engineering, or other related fields. Prior research experience is not required or expected. Students from historically excluded and non-traditional backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply, and preference will be given to highly motivated students who have not had access to comparable research opportunities through their home institutions. To learn more and apply, please visithttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faccessiblesharks.wordpress.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C043dde61f92146fe158708daf9268cb3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096241207301040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Rf%2F%2B5%2FhC4Arg5IUHPMZg%2FKbJ4N%2FfmNCm6Q%2BFsz74zOA%3D&reserved=0(Harvard University) and Gareth Fraser (University of Florida) are running a unique accessible REU program this summer at the intersection of biology, geology, and engineering with a focus on sharks. Please forward to any interested students/departments. Much more information is available on the webpage:
REU Opportunity Summer 2023: “Research Experience for Undergraduates in https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.utep.edu%2Fcouri%2Fprograms%2Fcdb-reu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C4e62ab9c1d454c45c00508daf9194372%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096184245046158%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FuDu3mdwt4lu0AdeLyX06emo%2FcBUCqkS0hBG8vQaNYI%3D&reserved=0Enquiries: CDB-REU@utep.eduChihuahuan Desert Biodiversity” – DEADLINE MARCH 10, 2023 The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity. Mentors involved with this program conduct research in diverse aspects of ecology and evolutionary biology of extreme environments. This is a 10 week summer program. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate students with experience in hypothesis-driven collaborative research utilizing field based and/or laboratory methods and fully engage students in projects associated with the ecology and evolution influencing Chihuahuan Desert biodiversity. The program provides: * High quality research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology in the field and/or lab * Research opportunities at the Indio Mountains Research Station (IMRS), a 40,000 acre facility controlled by UTEP and/or other Chihuahuan Desert field sites * One-on-one and group mentoring from active research faculty in multidisciplinary fields * Training in bioethics and other relevant professional skills The program includes: * $6000 stipend for 10 weeks * Housing in shared apartments and field station * Travel reimbursement of up to $600 For more information on the program, research projects or to apply please visit:
The LAKES REU is funded by the National Science Foundation for the next three years and is currently recruiting our first cohort for this round of funding (8th cohort since the program began). The program aims to better understand the root causes of phosphorus pollution and solutions to the problem, while providing students with an interdisciplinary research experience led by mentors in biology, psychology, anthropology, political science, economics, and engineering. In addition to research, students will have the opportunity to work closely with our community and governmental partners, local citizens, and policy makers. Students will present their work at the end of the summer and will get to see their research directly impact the community around them.
This summer’s session will run from June 4th to August 5th, 2023, and we are recruiting 10 students from the fields listed above or closely related fields. Housing, stipends, and funds for food will be provided to accepted students, and we especially encourage first-generation students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, and other groups underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering to apply. Students should be available for the entire duration of the program and should not be working or taking classes during that time
The 2023 LAKES REU program will run from June 4th to August 5th, 2023. The applications will open November 15th, 2022 and all applications and supporting materials are due on 2/1/2023 by 11:59 pm. Please read the rest of this page before starting your application.
Students can apply to work on one of 4 projects for the summer with mentors in the following areas: Psychology (mentor Sarah Wood), Water Quality Monitoring (mentor Nicole Hayes), Biology and Sustainability (mentor Arthur Kneeland), or Political Science (mentor Kim Zagorski)
Environmental Social Influence (mentor Sarah Wood)
This project will explore the use of social influence to promote environmentally sustainable behavior change. There is considerable evidence that social influence can increase adoption of a wide range of pro-environment behaviors. However, the variety of contributors to water quality issues in the region may mean there are unique barriers to overcome to make these strategies truly effective in the Red Cedar Watershed. We will gain an understanding of these barriers and explore how to potentially overcome them in designing attitude and behavior change interventions.
Political knowledge, public opinion, and policymaking (mentor Kimberly Zagorski)
Mixed methods projects will look at the intersection of information flows, scientific literacy, policymaking, and public attitudes related to drinking water in Dunn County. The goal is to understand how (mis)information regarding science, behavior, and public policy impact the ability of stakeholders to enact policies designed to maintain clean drinking water. Public opinion surveys, interviews and/or focus groups of Dunn County residents will be used to understand knowledge and concern about water issues, scientific literacy, and trust in local and state actors. Content analysis of news sources and local social media groups will identify the information the public and policymakers are exposed to regarding drinking water. Interviews with journalists and social media groups will clarify what types of problems and solutions make it to these outlets. Finally, interviews with local interest groups and county, state, and local government officials will highlight their policy goals and how they use information to achieve them.
Water Quality, Nutrient Dynamics, and Cyanobacteria Blooms (mentor Nicole Hayes)
This project will explore nutrient dynamics and harmful cyanobacterial blooms in the surface waters of the Red Cedar Watershed, building on ongoing work by researchers at UW-Stout. Students will have the opportunity to learn sample collection and analysis techniques and to help guide monitoring efforts by identifying areas prone to pollution due to surrounding land use, are sites of in-stream and surrounding habitat restoration or are slated for future habitat improvement projects. These ongoing monitoring efforts seek to collect more, better-targeted data needed by county officials and practitioners to improve water quality in the Red Cedar Watershed.
Agriculture, Climate Resiliency, and Local Foodsheds (mentor Arthur Kneeland)
This project will explore the intersection of agriculture, sustainable development for climate resiliency, and local supply chains. With an interdisciplinary approach (including agricultural sciences, economics, sustainable development, anthropology, rural sociology, etc.) we will examine the foodshed to determine inroads to alternative cropping methods on farms, in stores, and in production facilities. Much recent research has been done on alternative cropping systems and farm products; we will explore which of these are best suited to the foodshed of the region.
Eligible students include those who:
are available for the duration of the 9-week program from early June through early August (June 4th to August 5th, 2023)
are enrolled in an undergraduate program
have not graduated by June 2023
are not attending classes in Summer 2023
We prioritize students who are most interested in working with the subject matter and research interests of our faculty mentors, first-generation students, racial and ethnic minorities, or women.
Before starting the application form, please be prepared with a transcript (unofficial is fine), resume, personal statement, and names/emails of 2-3 professional references. The personal statement should be one or two pages explaining your interest in the LAKES REU and how it fits with your skills and future academic plans.
What skills and knowledge will you bring to the project and our research?
How will participation in the LAKES REU help you to achieve your goals?
How is this REU and the research we will be doing meaningful, relevant, or interesting to you?
Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project NSF REU Internship Opportunity
U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States who are enrolled as undergraduate students at a U.S. institution at the time of application.
The Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project (SBDRP) is seeking several dedicated research assistants for the upcoming summer field season (late May/early June through mid-August, 2023) in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia. The SBDRP is a long-term research project run in collaboration between Georgetown University and the University of Queensland, and is one of the longest running marine mammal research projects in the world. The SBDRP has been collecting behavioral, life-history, ecological, and genetic data on Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins since the mid 1980s. This field season will focus on ongoing research surrounding the long-term impacts of extreme climate events on the behavioral ecology, fitness and population viability in this dolphin population. We will also be recruiting for the fall field season (early August-December 2023) which will continue our research on maternal investment and social learning. Recent post-baccalaureates should clearly indicate their interest and availability to join us for the summer and/or fall season in their written statement. We will also be conducting a second call for applicants for the fall season later in the spring.
Field work is demanding and requires long hours both on and off the water, but the dolphin research is both fun and rewarding. Field assistants will gain valuable research experience and may have the opportunity to contribute to co-authored publications. We particularly encourage applications from those interested in pursuing graduate school in behavioral ecology or marine mammalogy.
Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Western Australia.
Monkey Mia is approximately 850 km north of Perth and is part of the largest World Heritage site in Western Australia. Our field site is beautiful, and includes incredible wildlife such as sharks, rays, turtles, dugongs, whales, and of course, resident bottlenose dolphins. Monkey Mia is remote, but we do have amenities including electricity and running water, reliable cell phone service, and limited internet. Housing will be provided, and the research team will share cooking responsibilities in a communal kitchen and other domestic chores.
Research assistants will help collect extensive behavioral data from the boat, including surveys and focal follows on individual dolphins. Boat work is dependent on weather, but even on windy days we need to be ready to pack up and quickly get out on the water if the wind drops. Days on the water can be consecutive, long, and tiring in variable environmental conditions. This season, we will also be conducting opportunistic genetic biopsy sampling, and we may use drones to collect video footage of the dolphins. Days on land require extensive, and tedious, data entry and processing. If you are interested in an independent research project, we will work with you to develop one.
Most of your time will be spent:
-Searching for and spotting dolphins
-Driving the boat
-Scribing data during surveys and focal follows
-Entering dolphin sightings and environmental data into the computer
-Doing basic maintenance and equipment prep and cleaning
The ideal candidate will be a student with a science background and a genuine interest in marine mammal science and behavior. This position is well suited for students of marine biology, animal behavior, zoology, ecology, genetics, or similar fields looking to gain additional analytical and in-field experience. Applicants must be able to work closely with a small team (3-6 people). We not only work together, but also live, cook, and eat together, so maturity, humor, a positive attitude and a collaborative nature are critical.
The candidate must:
-Possess basic computer skills
-Be detail oriented, flexible, level headed, and patient
-Possess excellent verbal and communication skills
-Work well both independently and in a team
-Be fluent in English
-Be comfortable on a boat and working in a remote location
-Be prepared to work long, consecutive days, including weekends
The most essential qualifications are that you are flexible, conscientious, and hard-working, and are excited about the research.
This is a paid position. All travel and living expenses (flights, visas, housing and food) will also be covered by the project. We particularly want to encourage candidates from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields to apply.
Applications are due February 15th, 2023. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org