Opportunities

Invasive Plant Ecologist

The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has an opening for a research leader position at the ARS Invasive Plant Research Lab (IPRL) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The position offers a tremendous opportunity for the individual with expertise in invasive plant science and has an interest in a range of ecological and theoretical approaches for research and practical applications for management. The diversity of stakeholders in Florida and the entire region make for outstanding collaborators and some of the strongest supporters and include local weed management districts, state water agencies, and colleges and universities, as well as private industry and other federal agencies. The team of scientists and support staff at the IPRL are second to none and are known internationally for their research on biology, ecology, application technology, and tactics for integrated management. Florida offers some of the best recreational and sight-seeing activities in the country and has year round warm weather.
 
Here is the link at USAJobs to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/699467400

Seasonal Job Opportunities with CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program

Do you love the ocean and all the amazing animals that live there? Do you have a passion for science and marine conservation? The CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people like you to join our team!

 

The Marine Fisheries Program hires seasonal resource assistants to work with our team of biologists on a range of projects including the Long Island Sound Trawl Survey, the American Shad & Sturgeon Project, the Marine Angler Survey Project, and the Commercial Statistics Project. These jobs are a great opportunity to work with and learn from professional fisheries biologists, build your resume, learn more about the Long Island Sound ecosystem, meet other folks with similar interests, and have fun!

 

Learn more and apply at: Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

CT NERR Technician position

Search #: 497198Work type: Full-timeLocation: Avery Point Campus, University of ConnecticutCategories: Research

JOB SUMMARY 

The Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve (CT NERR) is one of 30 reserves in the country that are focused on research, education, and stewardship of estuarine ecosystems. It consists of approximately 52,000 acres of marsh, upland, and open water in Long Island and Fishers Island Sounds as well as the lower Connecticut and Thames Rivers. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides federal leadership and guidance to the Reserve system.

Applicants must be comfortable working on both field- and lab-based projects. A primary responsibility of the position will be to work closely with research staff to maintain and implement the various aspects of our environmental monitoring program. This program provides long-term, accurate data that characterizes changes to meteorological (e.g. temperature, wind, insolation, precipitation), physical (e.g. salinity, temperature, pressure, water level), chemical (e.g. pH, nutrients, chlorophyll), geological (e.g. sediment characteristics), and biological (e.g. marsh plant assemblages, submerged aquatic vegetation, invertebrates, and fish) components of our estuarine system. The System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) is part of a nationwide monitoring network whose mission is to track both short- and long-term changes to the integrity and function of our nation’s estuaries. As part of this effort, the CT NERR plans to collect and analyze continuous data on water quality parameters and weather, while gathering data on changes to marsh and submerged aquatic vegetation, sediment accretion, groundwater, local water levels, and other parameters.

The employee will implement all aspects of the CT NERR’s System Wide Monitoring Program to stay in compliance with program requirements. The employee maintains and operates various water quality, meteorological, and nutrient monitoring equipment. This will also involve providing quality control over collected data, quarterly analysis of said data, and submission of data to NOAA. Applicable chemistry and laboratory skills will be utilized to process and record water quality samples as dictated by program needs.

The role will also provide additional logistical and research support to other reserve staff, outside researchers, and other undefined tasks to benefit the CT NERR as deemed necessary. This may include, but not be limited to transport, field assistance, data analysis and equipment maintenance for other projects, and participation in outreach and educational events. The role will also assist in the direct supervision of seasonal and hourly interns and volunteers, to assist in the overall completion of mandated SWMP protocol.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Developing, organizing, and implementing field research and monitoring.

· Troubleshooting, calibrating, and deploying scientific instruments.

· Laboratory analysis of field samples.

· Collecting, interpreting, quality checking, and reporting data.

· Trailering and operating vessels in shallow water conditions and on Long Island Sound.

· Performing research activities, such as literature reviews and sample collection and processing.

· Assisting with the preparation and dissemination of outreach materials, extension publications, technical reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

· Assisting in program activities of the CT NERR across all sectors.

· Training and supervision of interns, students, and volunteers in support of the SWMP program and other CT NERR programs.

· Attendance at an annual, week-long training for NERR SWMP technicians, out-of-state (trip is fully funded).

· Attendance at national and regional NERR meetings and other scientific conferences, as funding allows.

· Other duties as assigned.

A substantial portion of the work will occur outside, often under extreme weather conditions, including extremes of heat, cold, wind, and rain. Candidates should be able to lift and manipulate up to 40 pounds (alone or as a team) as part of regular work activities. Weekend, evening, and holiday work may be necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

1.      Bachelor’s degree in a related field with experience troubleshooting, calibrating, and deploying scientific instruments; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Related fields include marine sciences, water resources, environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health or toxicology, natural resource management, conservation science, botany, or similar fields.

2.      Valid driver’s license to utilize University fleet vehicles for work-related travel needs.

3.      Ability to travel within state and region for work on a regular basis.

4.      Ability to travel to a week-long annual training, out-of-state.

5.      Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.

6.      Ability to work long, often irregular hours.

7.      Ability to swim.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

1.      Connecticut Safe Boater’s License.

2.      Familiarity with trailering and operating small vessels in shallow water conditions.

3.      SCUBA certification.

4.      Familiarity with local ecosystems.

5.      Knowledge of water quality sampling and analysis procedures.

6.      Ability to use hand and power tools.

7.      Excellent computer skills, particularly Windows, Microsoft Excel, and Word.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is a full-time, 11-month appointment. This is an annually renewable position based on performance, budget, and needs of the program. The position is located at the CT NERR Office in Groton, CT. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497198 to upload a resumecover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 9, 2023.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Jan 26 2023 Eastern Standard TimeApplications close: Feb 09 2023 Eastern Standard Time

Job Posting – DFG-seasonal

Dear Colleagues,

 

The Department posted the following requisition using MassCareers, a web-based Employee Career System.  The system allows internal and external job applicants to apply online.  You can apply for positions by logging into MassCareers or through the following portal through www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html

 

Requisition Link

Functional Title

Official Title

Location

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=22000B8P                                  

Seasonal Freshwater Turtle Conservation

Conservation Biologist II

1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA

 

 

Please note that requisitions (former Posting IDs) will remain open for 90 days; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting. 

The MassCareers job posting is available by clicking on the Requisition Link. 

Division and Work Unit managers please ensure that these announcements are posted in a location for staff to view. 

The Department of Fish and Game is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

Thank you and Stay safe.

State of Connecticut Employment Opportunities: Seasonal Resource Assistants (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

I am reaching out on behalf of the State of Connecticut, Statewide Human Resources, Talent Solutions Division. We are looking for individuals who are interested in helping to enhance our State Parks and Divisions with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Currently, there are a variety of seasonal opportunities at entry and experienced levels across the state including, Seasonal Resource Assistants! 

Position Highlights: 

·        Pay range $15-19/hour (Depending on relevant education and/or experience; no benefits.)

·        Season: Mid-April to October

·        Typically full-time (40 hours per week), with various shifts available

·        No resume or cover letter required at the time of application

Might you be interested or know someone who could be?  To learn more, check out our short video and see below for more information. Attached is our Seasonal Outreach flyer for you to post in your community space and share with your network. 

How to Apply:  

1.      Visit – https://www.ct.gov/ctstatejobs > Navigate to the Seasonal/Summer Section to view all of our current openings.

2.      Complete a Master Application .

3.      Apply for any of our current openings and sign up for Interest Cards to be alerted when future opportunities become available.

*Follow these links for tips on how to apply and information on how to sign up for Interest Cards.  

We invite you to connect with us on LinkedIn to learn about other seasonal opportunities available. Please feel free to share this information with your network. 

 

Seeking PhD students for a transdisciplinary graduate training program

SUBJECT:  Seeking PhD students for a transdisciplinary graduate training program 

 

The Team-TERRA transdisciplinary graduate training program at the University of Connecticut is seeking prospective Ph.D. students from a variety of disciplines in an NSF funded transdisciplinary training program. The team-based, interdisciplinary training addresses complex risks spread across urbanizing landscapes to the nexus of food, energy, water, and ecosystems. As part of the training program, trainees will work in diverse teams to predict and solve the complex problems of the future in regions that are urbanizing and stretched to both provide the essentials for human wellbeing while maintaining the many benefits of biodiversity and natural ecosystems. 

 

The training program consists of a 2-year sequence of coursework, teamwork, a real-world internship, and associated workshops. Successful applicants will learn highly sought-after skills in risk analysis, management, and communication, how to lead research teams and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. The trainees will independently complete and work toward departmental and university dissertation requirements. Funding is available for 1-year stipends, travel, and research.  

 

Applicants will need to be admitted to a UConn department through their standard process, independent of the application process to Team-TERRA. 

 

You can find more information about the program in the attached brochure and on the Team-TERRA website or email the program coordinator with any questions you might have; charlotte.nelson@uconn.edu.

For current UConn students entering the Team-TERRA program in the fall 2023 or for students entering the Team-TERRA program fall 2024 cohort (students applying for admission to UConn for fall 2023), applications will be reviewed starting on February 1st, 2023, with priority given to those applications that are received prior to February 1st, 2023. Rolling admission will continue until April 1st, 2023.

 

Kellogg Biological Station Summer 2023 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The deadline for the KBS REU program has been extended to February 14th!

The NSF funded KBS REU Site “Understanding biological responses to global change in a field station community” gives students an opportunity to conduct full-time research in collaboration with our outstanding faculty, postdocs and graduate students. REU students at KBS will conduct research to understand how organisms and ecosystems respond to global changes, in a time when this knowledge is more essential than ever.

In a close knit community of researchers and other STEM professionals at a beautiful field station on Gull Lake, REU students will benefit from regular interactions with scholars and summer program participants, participation in professional development workshops, and leadership, inclusion, and research ethics trainings. They will also practice communicating their science to a wide variety of audiences and participate in an end-of-summer research symposium.

Mentors come from departments of Integrative Biology, Plant Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, and Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences. All REU participants will receive a generous stipend, room and board at KBS, funding towards travel costs, and funding for research supplies.

Dates:

This program is 10 weeks long and will run from May 21 – July 29, 2023 (students are expected to arrive on-site by 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21 and depart Saturday, July 29).

Hours:

This is a full-time (40+hrs/week) research experience.  Specific hours will be arranged with your research mentor.

COVID Policies:

All program participants will be required to comply with the most current Michigan State University COVID-19 policies.

Financial Support:

·         $6000 stipend + room & board at KBS- note that our dining hall will not be open. We provide a weekly grocery stipend and all apartments are equipped with kitchens

·         Up to $600 to cover transportation to and from KBS (note MSU can only reimburse drivers up to $500 in mileage)

·         Up to $250 for research expenses

Learning Plan and Professional Development:

REUs will work with their mentor to create a custom learning plan and work to develop an independent research project, collaborate to write a research proposal, attend weekly professional development seminars, develop an “elevator speech” about your research, write a research abstract and present a professional research poster at the KBS Summer Undergraduate Symposium, plus write a professional blog post about your research experience.

Our weekly professional development seminars cover topics like science communication, crafting a CV/Resume, and more. We also host grad panels and career panels to help students learn about a variety of STEM career options.

Field Trips and Activities:

Weekends at KBS are all about exploring. Students will take field trips to the Detroit Zoo, museums in Ann Arbor, the Saugatuck Dunes on Lake Michigan, and more! Activities closer to KBS include browsing the Farmer’s Market in Kalamazoo, bowling, birding, and kayaking on Gull Lake. Our resident mentors organize weekly activities that will appeal to a variety of interests.

What are the benefits of an REU at KBS?

-Join a dynamic group of students and faculty for an authentic field research experience

-Learn the process of research: reading literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, writing a research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting your results as a research poster

-Explore if a career in research is a good choice for you

-Build references for your application to graduate school or other professional programs

-Participate in professional development seminars that will prepare you to think broadly about STEM career options

-Make new friends and explore beautiful Southwest Michigan!

https://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/undergraduate-program/research-experiences-for-undergraduates-reu/

Final Call: Green Teams Internship – $5,000 Stipend & Free Housing

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies is pleased to announce that undergraduate student applications are now open to join our summer 2023 GREEN TEAMS Internship Program running from May 30 – August 3, 2023.

This 10 week program pays a $5,000 stipend plus housing. Travel grants are also available. This program brings together students from diverse backgrounds and majors to address sustainability challenges for a wide array of organizations including but not limited to corporations, local businesses, municipalities, community groups, government agencies, and nonprofits.

This summer, team projects include topic areas such as: GHG Emissions Inventorying, Reduction in Laboratory Waste, Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, Data Analytics, Mapping, Environmental Justice, Urban Heat and Urban Street Trees, Green Space, and Equity. See https://www.montclair.edu/pseg-sustainability-institute/ for more information.

Apply directly online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAOzgEe3jnogC8DhkU0mUPCxtuIcZMM9Sdl2Mu94ZPogYYQw/viewform

The application deadline is THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2023.

If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact us at psegiss@montclair.edu.

REU Site: Ecology in Human-Dominated Landscapes Miami University, Ohio

What: Paid Undergraduate Research Experience (NSF sponsored REU program)

https://sites.google.com/a/miamioh.edu/ecoreu/

Where: Miami University Oxford, Ohio

When: March 28th, 2023 to August 5th, 2023

Salary: $6000 stipend for 10 weeks, room and food allowance provided

How to Apply: fill out the application at this link: https://www.nsfetap.org/award/739/opportunity/787

Description: Miami University’s REU Site, focused on Ecology in Human-Dominated Landscapes, supports and prepares students in STEM to address critical research questions of the Anthropocene. This REU experience will prepare participants in all aspects of scientific research; build professional skills and understanding of how professional training, environmental ethics, and societal outcomes are linked; and expose REU participants to the ways science and ethics can lead to conservation solutions through hands-on service learning. Participants will conduct an independent research project with mentors in collaborative research clusters, and will participate in a variety of enrichment activities that address professional skills, environmental ethics, and service. All components of the program integrate the theme of ecology in human-dominated landscapes. This collaborative research experience is designed to address global issues that will empower some of our nation’s brightest students with the confidence and skills that allow them to solve socially and ecologically complex challenges. This will be a 10-week research experience in which students will receive both room and food allowances while staying at Miami University. This is a paid experience! Students will receive a $6000 stipend. Applications are now open, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Program Eligibility Requirements:

-U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently undergraduates at any U.S. institution. (You must be enrolled in Fall 2023 at your home institution.)

-Students with a strong interest in ecology or environmental science.

-Prior coursework in ecology and environmental science is recommended.

-You must complete all components of the application.

Send questions to REU coordinator, Madeline Bach, at ecoreu@miamioh.edu

Summer field crew – Work in National Park Units this summer

NPS Southern Colorado Plateau Inventory and Monitoring Network through Northern Arizona University

Work as part of field crew sampling vegetation in National Park Service units including Glen Canyon NRA, Grand Canyon NP, Petrified Forest NP, Chaco Culture NHP, Wuptaki NM, Walnut Canyon NM, Mesa Verde NP and Bandelier NM.

This position is based in Flagstaff, AZ but includes extensive travel to national park units across the Southern Colorado Plateau.  Hired technicians will use established protocols to collect vegetation data in backcountry locations. The field season begins in May and extends through October. The schedule is typically 8 days on, 6 days off. Crew members should expect to camp in parks for the duration of the hitch.  Travel per diem and some camping gear is provided.

We are seeking applicants with the following skills:

  • Familiarity with the flora of the Southern Colorado Plateau,
  • Experience collecting vegetation and soils data accurately in the field,
  • Ability to accurately record field data in tablet computers/paper datasheets,
  • Ability to identify plants to species using dichotomous keys and other aids,
  • Familiarity with principles of backcountry navigation and safety,
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills,
  • Experience with GPS units and Microsoft Office software,
  • Ability to respect and get along well with others of varying backgrounds,
  • Willingness to spend long hours in the field under sometimes difficult conditions.

Pay $20 hr + per diem.

For more information contact:

Megan_Swan@nps.gov or Hannah_Andrascik@nps.gov

To apply, send resume and 3 references to Hannah_Andrascik@nps.gov

For first consideration, please submit application by 02/15/2023.