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Fall 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

One week left to apply for Fall 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) ProgramApplications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program are now open for the 2022 Fall Term. Applications are due May 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.Apply online at our website here.Are you an undergraduate student or recent graduate pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math?Do you want to develop and hone your research skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists and engineers?Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is for you.  As a SULI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on research experience and build your professional network while collaborating on an exciting project under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your research to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S.Benefits–    $650/week stipend–    Housing accommodations or housing allowance–    Round-trip travel reimbursementEligibility–    Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution–    Must have completed at least one semester as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application–    Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale–    Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship–    Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application–    Must possess medical insurance during the internship–    Students may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of four timesLocations:Ames, IowaLemont, IllinoisUpton, NYBatavia, ILSan Diego, CAIdaho Falls, IALos Alamos, NMBerkeley, CALivermore, CALos Alamos, NMGolden, COOak Ridge, TNPrinceton, NJRichland, WAAlbuquerque, NMJackson, SCMenlo Park, CANewport News, VA

Short Term Forestry Field Position at the University of Nevada, Reno

Short Term Forestry Field Position at the University of Nevada, Reno

Position Description: Dr. Erin Hanan and Dr. Jonathan Greenberg are looking for someone with montane forestry experience to assist in a project doing terrestrial laser scanning (“TLS”) of the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains during the period of June to mid/late August, with a potential to extend the time later into the Fall.  The goal of the project is to provide three-dimensional ladder fuel information for modeling purposes.  Most of the work will be in assisting the TLS and fuels teams, and requires movingrelatively bulky equipment into forest plots, so the ability to carry > 50 lbs is suggested (backpacking experience is ideal). Folks working on this project will get trained in how to set up and use a terrestrial laser scanner (a relatively rare opportunity), as well as learn forest fuels measurements.  The project is a collaboration between the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab run by Dr. Erin Hanan and the Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing (GEARS) lab run by Dr. Jonathan Greenberg. This projectis funded by the CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant.  Technicians will be based out of Reno but will be doing overnights at the more distant plots. Position covers lodging and per diem while in the field.Preferred qualifications:– Experience working in montane forests– Experience with forest mensuration– First aid/CPR– Off road driving– Ability to carry at least 50 lbsTo apply: please send an email to Dr. Jonathan Greenberg ( with: 

– A brief introduction– Your CV or resume– Contact information for three professional references.  

Applications submitted before June 1 will be given full consideration.For more information, see the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab page, or the GEARS Lab page.

Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps Wants YOU!Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment, Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) operates conservation service programs across that engage youth, young adults and veterans on public lands in Colorado. SCC works to foster inclusive opportunities and collaborative partnerships for positive growth through development of knowledge, leadership, and compassion towards our lands and communities. We do this work primarily partnering with AmeriCorps to host opportunities where members are able to gain valuable experience and certifications in the fields of resource management, conservation,SCC is looking to fill the last few spots left for the 2022 season and we wanted to share these roles with you! If you’re interested in a summer or long term position in gorgeous Colorado learning trail building, rock work, chainsaw use, invasive species removal, and making a positive impact on our public lands, keep on reading! If you’re further along in your career, we do have staff and leader roles available throughout the year!Dates: May 30th to Mid-November, Shorter (Summer or Fall only) terms availableLocation: Durango or Salida, COStipend: $400/weekAges: 18 – 30Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of at least $1,374.60 (Value will change depending on length of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification + the opportunity for other Industry Recognized Certifications, dependent availability 

As a Conservation Crew Member with Southwest Conservation Corps, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group throughout the beautiful state of Colorado! The expedition style of our program allows crews to obtain proficiency in crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge.Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. Though the exact schedule will vary, each “hitch” spent in the field will be followed by several days off— typically it’s eight days on and followed by six days off.We are currently filling the final spots on our 2022 crews! Each of these priority roles is highlighted below; please rank in order of preference when applying.No experience is necessary—learn and grow with us!!


GMUG Veteran Fire Crew (Salida, CO)The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), with the partnership of the US Forest Service (USFS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to join the Veterans Conservation Corps for an on-the-job training experience in forestry, conservation, and fuels management. Our program seeks physically capable military Veterans between the ages of 21 – 35 who are willing to operate out of Salida, Colorado, for the duration of the term of service. The program is designed to provide recent era Veterans with the technical skill and physical ability for service in wildland firefighting and natural resource management careers. 

Women’s + Chainsaw Crew (Salida, CO)The term “Women’s +” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, and genderfluid individuals, and cis women. This crew will begin their service going through chainsaw training and earning industry recognized certifications, and then putting those skills to work throughout the season with continued support and growth from crew leaders and staff. Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Summer only or long term (May-October) available. 

General Chainsaw Crew (Durango, CO)Whether reducing hazardous fuels on the San Juan National Forest or removing invasive trees along the Animas River in Durango, our chainsaws crews spend their season showing up where their skills are needed throughout the region! Summer only or long term (May-November) available. 

Summer Crew Members (Durango and Salida, CO)Perfect for college students or those new to this work, our Summer Crews provide a great short-term opportunity to learn many of the skills valued in the field of conservation! Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. 

Santa Fe Strike Team (Durango, CO)The Santa Fe National Forest in the Southwestern Region has 1.5 million acres of mountains, valleys and mesas with recreational and cultural experiences branching out in all directions – ruins and petroglyphs from ancient Indigenous civilizations and incredible scenic features through colorful volcanic formations, deep river gorges, and beautiful pine, fir, spruce and aspen forests. This crew is a smaller crew, 1 leader and 2 members, who will work on a variety of projects throughout the forest. Crews will work at developed recreation sites and dispersed recreation areas, perform light to moderate construction including signs, kiosks, deck repair work, roofing, etc., assist in the implementation of recreation, operation, and maintenance tasks, and complete trail projects on non-motorized trails.Please visit our careers page to submit your application! Be sure to rank your position preferences and include your dates of availability when asked.If you have questions or need help with your application, please contact or

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance FluxSUMMARY:We seek a Research Assistant to contribute to the establishment of a new Arctic carbon monitoring network, which will include the establishment of new eddy covariance monitoring sites across the Arctic-boreal region and coordination and support for existing flux sites. The Research Assistant will work closely with collaborators and Woodwell scientists to develop the monitoring network, including establishing new flux sites, maintaining new and existing sites, and downloading quality checking and analyzing data. This position is part of a larger project to monitor and forecast Arctic-boreal carbon fluxes. The successful candidate will work within a highly collaborative environment and be supported by a strong project team including process modelers, remote sensing experts, field scientists, a project manager, and communications and policy experts.Responsibilities:– Work closely with Project Scientists and collaborators to establish new eddy covariance flux sites and provide support for existing sites as needed to ensure data continuity and coverage– Travel internationally to establish and maintain eddy covariance flux sites for several 2-3 week-long trips per year– Assist with collection, processing, quality checking, and archiving of eddy covariance flux data– Assist with purchasing, construction, installation, and maintenance of eddy covariance and other micrometeorological instruments– Troubleshoot, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation to maximize data quality and coverage– Assist with data analysis– Coordinate with research personnel, including PIs, station managers, technicians, and research assistantsDesired Qualifications and Experience:– Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Biogeochemistry, Earth System Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, or a related field, or equivalent experience– Experience working with and troubleshooting scientific or technical equipment– Competence with scientific computer software and basic data analysis, experience with R statistical language a plus– Experience setting up and maintaining eddy covariance instrumentation, and collecting, processing, and synthesizing eddy-covariance flux data a plus– Experience with remote power systems (solar, wind, etc.) a plus– Knowledge of Arctic carbon cycling, Arctic ecology, and/or climate change research a plus, but not required– Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills– Valid U.S. drivers license– Excellent organization and documentation skillsApplication review will be ongoing.Desired Start Date: Start date is flexible, summer 2022.Classification and Compensation: This is a fixed-term, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is $46,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment, from June 13, 2022, through September 15, 2023, with the possibility to extend based on funding and performance. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and values a healthy work life balance.Location: Based in Falmouth, Massachusetts with international field work.Application 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 “Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux” on all correspondence.Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, Woodwell Climate Research Center is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 80+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WoodwellWE NEED ALL VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGEClimate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis, from causes to consequences, is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.

Research technician in ecological genomics

esearch technician in ecological genomicsA Research Technologist position is available at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in May 2022, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will provide research support and perform organizational activities in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Lasky, Assistant Professor of Biology.Apply for the position on the Penn State jobs page.The Lasky Lab uses lab and field experiments, physiology, and genomics to study how environment shapes genetic diversity of plants, with goals of learning about basic biology and informing management under environmental change. This Research Technologist will assist with research projects and perform tasks related to laboratory operations and maintenance. Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and senior lab members, the technologist will conduct a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include plant phenotyping, DNA or RNA extraction, and other plant growth or molecular laboratory techniques.Responsibilities may also include:–    Data collection from field or growth chamber experiments–    Analysis of data using basic statistics–    Maintenance and organization of laboratory equipment and supplies–    Plant propagation and maintenance 

Essential functions include:–    Conducts routine experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures–    Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments–    Performs limited data interpretation and assists with basic statistics and analysis–    Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies–    Prepares stock solutions, reagents and other media–    Monitors plant growth, collects data or samples, and maintains records 

Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred, with expertise in more than one of the following areas: plant growth/horticulture in the field, greenhouse, growth chamber, DNA & RNA extraction, plant physiology, molecular biology and genetics, data management or statistical analysis.The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required.Additional Information: Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the job, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).Education and Experience: This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This job will be filled as a level 1 or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of extension.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Federal Contractors Labor Law PosterPA State Labor Law Poster

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