Job post: fish ecology technician

Fish Ecology Technician

We seek a Fish Ecology Technician to support research at the USGS Leetown Science Center. The position will involve projects using an experimental stream laboratory (80%) and in Shenandoah National Park (20%). Candidates should hold a B.S. in biology or a related field, and experience maintaining freshwater fish in aquaria or aquaculture systems is preferred.

This contract position is supported for 1 year at a salary commensurate with experience. The position is located at the USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and the target start-date is December 2019. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Nathaniel (Than) Hitt at

M.S. Opportunity

Assistant Specialist Position at Benioff Ocean Initiative at UCSB – Plastic Pollution

JPF01648 Benioff Ocean Initiative Assistant Specialist – Marine Science


The Benioff Ocean Initiative ( is an applied research

center at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science

Institute that works to leverage the power of marine science and technology

to develop and implement solutions to a wide range of ocean problems.

The Benioff Ocean Initiative seeks an Assistant Specialist to support an

effort to decrease the flow of plastic waste from rivers into the ocean.

Approximately 90% of the Assistant Specialist’s time will be assigned to

support the plastic waste effort, including the following responsibilities:

·       Track progress in project partners’ plastic waste capture and

community outreach efforts through processing and visualizing data, writing

reports, and creating presentations

·       Create public-facing communications materials about project updates

and accomplishments

·       Coordinate in-person and remote meetings with project partners

·       Explore and cultivate opportunities for project expansion

·       Conduct internet and literature research on topics relating to

plastic pollution, recycling and waste management

The remaining 10% of the Assistant Specialist’s time will be assigned to

support other Benioff Ocean Initiative projects. This includes but is not

limited to the following:

·       Conduct internet and literature research on threats to ocean

health, including pollution, climate change, and resource extraction

·       Develop concise written briefs and presentations on diverse ocean

health topics.

Basic qualifications:

Master’s degree or equivalent in environmental studies, marine science,

ecology, biology, earth science or a related field is required at the time

of application.

In addition, by the time of appointment applicants must have one year of

experience in plastic pollution, solid waste management, recycling or other

closely related topics.

Preferred qualifications:

·       Marine policy

·       Data management and visualization

·       Website development and management

·       Event planning and meeting coordination

·       International relations

·       Artificial intelligence and computer vision

·       One or more computational analytical tools, including but not

limited to R, ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and SQL

·       Understanding and acceptance of diversity, equity and inclusion in

the workplace

This position is a 100% time appointment for one year from the start date

with the possibility of reappointment, contingent upon performance and

funding. Position start date is negotiable and anticipated to start in

December 2019. This appointment includes a competitive benefits package

with medical, dental and vision insurance and a UC retirement plan. Salary

is commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

We encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to

Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of

teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that

promote diversity, equal opportunity and equitable access.

Electronic applications including a curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact

information for 3 references, and the optional statement of contributions

to diversity should be submitted via:

For primary consideration apply by November 7, 2019

Position open until filled.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to

the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,

teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

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 status, protected

veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Field Assistant at Pacuare Reserve, Caribbean coast, Costa Rica

*Monitoring of Sea Turtles, Bats, Monkeys, Jaguars and Agami Herons*

*About Ecology Project International (EPI):*

EPI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to addressing

critical conservation issues through field-based partnerships between local

experts and high school students. We engage adolescent youth from local

communities and visiting youth from other regions in applied hands-on

science and conservation as they learn about and help protect threatened

species and habitats. Through EPI’s programs in five countries throughout

the U.S. and Latin America, teens are inspired and empowered to engage in

conservation efforts at home and worldwide to become the next generation of

conservation leaders. More information can be found at

*About Pacuare Reserve:*

Established in 1989 and administered by Ecology Project International (EPI)

since 2016, it has 800 hectares of tropical rainforest on the Caribbean

coast of Costa Rica and have a high density of wildlife and its 6km (3.7

miles) of beach, is the most important nesting beach in the country for the

leatherback sea turtles and is habitat to the only accessible breeding

colony of Agami herons in the Caribbean and northern South America. Our

goals are conservation, research and environmental education. More

information can be found at

*Job Summary:*

The field assistant (FA) is a long-term volunteer job whom supports the

work and data collection of the different investigations of Pacuare

Reserve: sea turtles, Agami heron, jaguars and monkeys, among others.

Field Assistants (FA) will be trained in sea turtle monitoring techniques

and the primary responsibilities will include leading night beach censuses,

conducting morning beach surveys, tagging sea turtles and collecting data,

relocating and excavating nests, train new volunteers, manage the database,

building and being in charge of the sea turtle hatcheries.

Monitoring activities are carried out along 6 km (3.7 miles) of nesting

beach. FA ́s will be in charge of leading visitors and/or groups of

students while on the beach, explaining the beach protocol and supervising

them on the process of data collection. FA ́s are expected to participate

in other activities carried out by the Reserve like personal research

projects, environmental education activities, talks and workshops with

students and visitors, beach cleaning, recycling projects, or other needs

of the station. FA ́s are expected to work 8-10 hours throughout the day

and/or night, often with little sleep. Beach censuses require walking on

soft sand and under the rain, therefore, a good physical condition is a

requirement for the FA position.

The position has a duration of three months with the possibility of

extending the period based on the execution of activities and performance.

The volunteer must choose one of three teams of assistants to participate

during the season.



– Minimum age: 22 years.

– Graduates of or close to graduating in Natural Resources Management,

Biology, Environmental Science or a related field.

– Availability to work full dates, according to the chosen period

– Be bilingual in Spanish and English

– Being in good physical condition

– To be able to work actively in an atmosphere of variable sleep hours,

with day and night schedules

– Be proactive

– Experience of living with many people over long periods of time

– Experience teaching or sharing knowledge with other people

– Desires to live in a remote place and get the most out of the experience


· Previous experiences working with sea turtles

· Previous experience volunteering and living in Costa Rica, especially in

the Caribbean coast

· Previous Experience in environmental education

· Previous Experience with customer service

*Schedule and Location:*

There are three possible options to participate from February 20th to May

31th; from May 22th to August 15th; from August 10th to October 31th.

Pacuare Reserve, central Caribbean coast, Costa Rica.

The field assistant work is voluntary; approximately 4-6 hours are worked

on the beach and 2-3 hours during the day. The assistant has one night a

week to rest and a free day that can be accumulated to leave the Reserve

once a month. Rooms are shared, limited privacy and limited internet



FA Positions are voluntary and selected candidates are expected to plan and

finance their own travel to and from the Reserve, as well as travel

insurance. FAs will receive 3 meals a day and basic shared accommodations

for the duration of their time working for Pacuare Reserve.

*Please note*: A deposit of US$200 will be needed and will be reimbursed at

the end of the volunteer work.

*Questions can be directed to:*

Claudio Quesada-Rodríguez,

*For more information:*

– Please read more information about the position in the following link (

*To apply:*

– Applications must be submitted electronically (applications will be

reviewed when received).

– Please, complete the form and submit the requested information using the

link (


*Claudio Quesada Rodríguez*

*Research and Conservation Coordinator*

*Pacuare Reserve – Costa Rica*

*Ecology Project International*

506.40002727 office | 506.85803736 cell phone |

Postdoc: UFlorida_Gainesville.PDForPhD.FungalSystematics

 PhD or Postdoc opportunity on bark&ambrosia beetles and fungi
> at the University of Florida Forest Entomology lab: systematics
> of the fungi, or molecular biology/genetics, or invasions. Fully
> funded, no prior experience with this system necessary. Details:
> Jiri Hulcr, Associate Professor
> School of Forest Resources and Conservation
> University of Florida – Gainesville
> (+1) 517-256-1894
> Lab:
> Connect:
> Community:
> Tree health:
> “Hulcr,Jiri” <>

Graduate Position: UFlorida.AntGeneEvolution

 Interested in Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Social Evolution?
> Apply for Graduate School at the University of Florida (UF)
> The Yan Lab in the UF Biology is seeking graduate researchers to study
> how evolutionary expansion of receptor genes and diversity of sensory
> neurons in ants regulate their social communication and interaction
> with ecological environment, as well as how behavioral plasticity and
> reproductive longevity were evolved in eusocial insects.
> Information on Dr. Yan¢s research and articles
> can be found:;;sdata=4K2a3%2F4Md4%2BZ0%2BNq%2FZCUXrmwd3rnEyRkyF%2BfZojNxs8%3D&amp;reserved=0;;sdata=1bUEQKGJHVuliGAJWgUqz5U3T3CnqjJTxVM0%2FKdepTA%3D&amp;reserved=0 Receptor);;sdata=sHmSW31c9GRQymizPr87XOb5etmZLYzg51B7bsRhazQ%3D&amp;reserved=0 Epigenetics)
> Interested students are strongly recommended to apply for the graduate
> school at the University of Florida for Fall 2020. The deadline for
> applications to UF Biology is December 1. If you are interested, please
> contact me via email: More information can be found at
> the website:;;sdata=WkmSwOuEUq5cIHe%2FBfVfO3m5ElDe44qx57r0XQZxOLA%3D&amp;reserved=0
> The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Individuals
> from under-represented groups in STEM are particularly encouraged
> to apply.
> Hua Yan, Ph.D.
> Department of Biology,University of Florida
> 882 Newell Dr., 511 Carr Hall
PO Box 118525
> Gainesville, FL 32611
> Phone:352-273-4983
> “Yan,Hua” <>

Graduate Position: StonyBrookU.EvolutionaryBiol

> The Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution
> <;;sdata=%2FbdXHBvoVFPk6ZOlNSPY4veVu7CHnypyssvwb0nMeGE%3D&amp;reserved=0>at Stony Brook University
> <;;sdata=%2FbdXHBvoVFPk6ZOlNSPY4veVu7CHnypyssvwb0nMeGE%3D&amp;reserved=0> is recruiting doctoral and
> master’s level graduate students for Fall 2020.
> The department has a long and distinguished history, being one of the first
> of its kind.  It currently has a productive and diverse faculty working on
> broad array of questions involving microbes, plants, vertebrate and
> invertebrate animals and whole ecosystems. Field locales span the globe
> from the old and new world tropics to the Arctic and Antarctic polar
> regions, as well as the uplands, wetlands and coastal areas of Long Island
> and nearby New York City.  We offer research and educational opportunities
> through many other prestigious local institutions, such as the American
> Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor and Brookhaven National
> Laboratory.
> Upon admission, PhD students are guaranteed teaching assistantships upon
> acceptance, with additional support available through fellowships and
> research assistantships, as they become available. The deadlines for
> applications are Dec. 1, 2019 for the PhD program. Admissions to the MA
> program are rolling until April 15, 2020.
> Below is a listing of current local program faculty to whom questions can
> be directed. It is highly recommended that PhD applicants contact potential
> advisors before submitting your application.  For questions or assistance
> with the application process please e-mail our Graduate Program
> coordinator, Melissa Cohen
> H. Resit Akcakaya – Population and conservation ecology;;sdata=HRg%2BsEZxENHj%2BySvfwvz8wZwMPCYhOZJH%2FHBZOhzGic%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Stephen B. Baines – Aquatic ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry;;sdata=L83%2BaY8fismkgJvRQN7J6u%2BO%2FhFN4hx0XGYeDgJOxd0%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Liliana M. Dávalos – Vertebrate phylogenetics, biogeography and conservation;;sdata=ZL9h3KutLEXgf72pdmTt%2FJsd8yMCSxAvWu%2BMQnWI8cs%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Walter F. Eanes – Evolutionary genetics of Drosophila
> Jessica Gurevitch – Research synthesis, plant population and invasion
> ecology;;sdata=nVz3GfBG26LTWYNOXzjoGGKi%2FK%2Buyq82xwEME2N6Duk%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Jesse D. Hollister – Plant evolutionary genomics and epigenetics;;sdata=e94AH7fBUZWH5vDky6RUCFKllD7hy1gxxfSCb8IvkPQ%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Jeffrey S. Levinton – Marine ecology and paleobiology
> Heather J. Lynch – Quantitative ecology and conservation biology;;sdata=jWsS%2FKJuaNcJCwnd70D3XMKN7k2uip6fVSjc6LIK7GU%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Ross H. Nehm – Science education, evolution education, cognition
> Dianna K. Padilla –  Marine and freshwater ecology, conservation and
> invasion biology;;sdata=%2Bsd8uURAE%2FLuwbOgpzEbY6jCZV7SLUwng7gZLLYIxWE%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Joshua Rest – Evolutionary genomics;;sdata=gdQVs28MDZOC0dLlfFeCKwytr8c82ypW9Y0jOI%2Bi0MM%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Tara M. Smiley – Paleoecology and biogeography
> Pascal Title – macroevolution and spatial macroecology
> Robert W. Thacker- Systematics, phylogenetics, and ecology;;sdata=e4fQVUVSuGRfNv7bOBLBdQ8pgy%2BOqyGglgHi8vsxW3Y%3D&amp;reserved=0
> John R. True – Evolutionary developmental biology;;sdata=ibPfUnFJYdJBOqGtFhi1UNITPnsg6FxeLJYePHzT60o%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Krishna M. Veeramah – Primate comparative genomics
> Natasha Vitek – Evolution and variation in vertebrate fossils
> Jackie Collier – Microbial ecology
> Nolwenn M. Dheilly – Evolution of Host-Parasite Interactions;;sdata=tP16lkueA7PJVNOyr%2BHIgHaueV2F%2BozWYW5Yl10cbaw%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Andreas Koenig – Behavioral ecology of primates;;sdata=WpAPB8eqI4RyyxnXGJg%2BwsAZl7qNdE64sFCGdKhDXhk%3D&amp;reserved=0
> David Q. Matus – Evolution of Cell Invasion;;sdata=qtT7IQRyNt8ifgIzWH7qYau%2Fy9uvqSuTHuMSljn%2BfwA%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Catherine Markham – Behavioral ecology
> Janet Nye – Quantitative Fisheries Ecology;;sdata=8jRNsNVppakJM8undfa6yqbk98cd7bCery0cA1LB6%2B8%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Alistair Rogers – Plant Physiology and Climate Change;;sdata=KS5EjF7ktpzEGKxhazcFYKG4yA28Y5VWo8mxOvI9rV4%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Shawn P. Serbin – Plant Physiology and Remote Sensing;;sdata=KS5EjF7ktpzEGKxhazcFYKG4yA28Y5VWo8mxOvI9rV4%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Jeroen B. Smaers – Brain Evolution, Phylogenetic Comparative Methodology,
> Macroevolutionary Morphology;;sdata=letE4OB6t1d8V8gRTe4L1pkObC6L0pXWNiU%2Brw7XYn4%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Leslie Thorne – Ecology and Behavior of Marine Birds and Mammals;;sdata=%2BwOD38d0OEYGoIRIaTwNT87l5Ux8ekyt6JL4%2FGvZam8%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Nils Volkenborn – Benthic Ecology and Sediment Biogeochemistry;;sdata=sm5AI7JUZEigGZcFucTTvSKK1Y8wCn0ledlp9wLFpqA%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Patricia Wright – Tropical Conservation and Primatology;;sdata=cJiiM03EjxacwW1nbbLW5ecD%2Bp2yilJMIoFbXh%2B5tFs%3D&amp;reserved=0
> —
> Stephen B Baines
> Assoc. Professor, Grad. Program Director,
> Dept.of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University
> Life Sciences Bldg 636/Lab 102, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245
> Phone (631) 632-1092/Fax (631)632-7626;;sdata=zCxcbhzB3dXI%2BKRGtTWwFRhrEY07gB%2BxA7PlCrSTdr0%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Stephen Baines <>


The Genetics & Genomics Initiative is recruiting the first cohort of
> students for the Genetics & Genomics (GG) Scholars program (deadline:
> January 15th, 2020). The GG Scholars program prepares future scientists
> for cutting edge, interdisciplinary research across the life sciences
> andis built on the philosophy that the exploration of genes and genomes
> informs all fields of biology. The GG Scholars program is open to current
> and incoming PhD students. Throughout PhD training, GG Scholars are
> provided with an array of opportunities for development as scientists,
> including a world-classGGI Seminar Series, interactions withGGI Research
> Interest Groups, and a network of partnerships at the University and
> beyond to support careers in research, education, outreach, policy,
> and industry.
> Learn more about the program by visiting our website
> here(;;sdata=N1ogzU%2B%2BazVXAcLWQ0TDmIilVLcpUb6V1NfUwWrz008%3D&amp;reserved=0) or in the attached
> flyer. There are 16 differentaffiliated PhD programs to the GG Scholars
> that students will complete their PhDs in. There are several pathways
> toapply to the GG Scholars program and new students will join this
> program either through an affiliated program or to the GG Scholars
> program itself. More details about the application process, links to
> the application, and application materials can be found on the web site
> and below.
> Please share this program with anyone who you think might benefit from
> an umbrella graduate training program in Genetics and Genomics. If you
> have any questions please direct them to Dr. Martha Burford Reiskind
> ( or the program directly (
> I have also attached a flyer.
> Overview of the application process to the GG Scholors program
> Martha Burford Reiskind, PhD
> Research Assistant Professor
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Director of the Genetics & Genomics Scholars Graduate program
> North Carolina State University
> Raleigh, NC 27695
> Phone: 919.515.3495
> Email: mbreiskiatncsu.eduor
> Lab website:
> Twitter: @MobReiskind
> Genetics & Genomics Scholars Contacts
> Website:
> Twitter: @NCStateGGIGrad
> Martha Burford Reiskind <>

Winrock Job Opportunity – Ecosystem Services Analyst

Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services Unit is looking for an Ecosystem Services Analyst who is passionate about climate change, ecosystem services and international development to join our tight-knit, interdisciplinary team.

The Ecosystem Services Analyst contributes to the Ecosystem Services Unit’s global work in the sphere of ecosystem evaluation, carbon accounting, climate change mitigation and adaptation, REDD+, watershed management and environmental services. The Analyst is an early career position that reports to a Program Officer and works with other staff in the Unit to implement and manage Ecosystem Services’ project activities, carrying out and presenting scientific analyses, building capacity of local stakeholders and ensuring timely completion of tasks.

Job: Fish & Wildlife science communication and outreach

Title: Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist

Application Deadline: 11/04/2019

Req ID: 2959

Department: Fish & Wildlife

Location: Montpelier, VT

Position Type: Permanent

Pay Grade: 23

Schedule Type: Full Time

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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist position to provide media relations and outreach on all areas of fish and wildlife management. The position will be responsible for handling media and information requests, arranging logistics with media outlets, providing staff with support and training to deliver outreach to key audiences, managing information flow on social media,  creating content through photography, videography, and writings, and assisting with public meetings and special events.. The position will write press releases, take photos, respond to public information requests, and coordinate the production of select fish and wildlife publications and communication campaigns. The goal of this position is to assist the Education and Outreach, Fisheries, Law Enforcement and, in particular, the Wildlife Division in telling the story of what the Fish and Wildlife Department does, and how it improves the lives of Vermonters.

Core duties include:

*    Develops effective relationships with print and broadcast media personnel.

*    Assists the department’s divisions and staff on priority outreach needs through staff trainings, logistical and planning support, and drafting content.

*    Creates content requested by divisions on a range of fish, wildlife, and habitat topics through photography, videography, and writing.

*    Manages social media, using photos, videos and video editing software to produce multimedia in collaboration with staff across the department.

*    Produces timely and effective press releases and news pitches for print and other media.

*    Provides information on natural resources topics, including fish and wildlife management, for various audiences.

*    Prepares the annual hunting and fishing law digests, department calendar, and web content.

*    Writes and edits department publications such as nongame newsletter, annual habitat stamp reports, and annual wildlife management areas reports.

*    Participates in public presentations, develops PPT presentations, helps coordinate department events and provide media support and training for staff.

Desired skills/knowledge/competencies:

*    Considerable knowledge of fish and wildlife management principles.

*    Considerable knowledge of fish and wildlife species and habitats.

*    Considerable knowledge of conservation philosophy, concepts, and practices.

*    Working knowledge of fish and wildlife laws and regulations.

*    Working knowledge of hunting, fishing, and trapping techniques.

*    Working knowledge of photography, videography, and related software.

*    Considerable knowledge of writing and editing.

*    Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations and social media.

*    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree AND one (1) year at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.


Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.


High School Diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.

Forestry Technician Positions, Pacific Northwest Research Station, summer 2020

Due to a glitch in the application system, we are having to re-advertise our GS-05, temporary (1039 hour) forestry technician positions with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis program for the 2020 field season.  Please see the information below for application information for these positions.  Please share widely!


Vacancy Announcement

USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station

Resource Monitoring & Assessment Program

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)

Forestry Technicians – Crew Members — GS-0462-05

General information:


The Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program is advertising to fill  several Forestry Technician positions at the, GS-0462-05 level.  These are temporary (1039 hour) seasonal positions with the PNW Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit, one of four FIA Units across the country that comprise the national Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.

We are advertising positions in all duty stations in California, Oregon, and Washington, with an anticipated start date of April – May of 2020.  Please know, we may not fill in all duty stations, as staffing needs for next season are still not known.  It is recommended that you apply to any duty station where you would be willing to accept a job.  These positions are being advertised now to fill vacancies for the 2020 field season.

– Interested applicants –

Forestry Technician (Crew Member) GS-0462-05

Job Announcement: 20-TEMP1-PNW-253329-5DT-BR1

Control number: 548863900

Open dates for application: 10/17-10/30

For those interested, please apply via USAJobs (;;sdata=TWRPDeZ5Vy42dAw1MQHh4pfmpbhaQVsQvl%2FjwnY8nHs%3D&amp;reserved=0) prior to the closing date.  For your application, you may use a resume or any other written format you choose.  Regardless of the format used, your application must contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and specialized experience required for this position.  The specialized experience can be found in the “Qualifications” section of the vacancy announcement.  All supporting documentation (including transcripts if using education as an element of basic qualification) must be uploaded as part of the application packet. The Required documents section in the job announcement will list any required documents.

Attached to this e-mail  you will find tips for applicants applying for FS positions. If you have technical questions related to completing the application please contact ASC-HRM at 877-372-7248 (option 2).

For questions related to position roles and responsibilities you can contact Katie Rigsby at  , 503-808-3131 or Michelle Gerdes at, 503-808-2191.

Thank you!