Subject: PhD position – invasive birds and land use change – Colorado State University
Job Title: Ph.D. Position – Invasive songbirds and land use/land cover in the United States
Location: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date: July 9, 2018
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will evaluate 1) how the abundance of introduced birds varies over space and time in the United States, and 2) how spatial and temporal patterns of abundance relate to changes in land use/cover, such as habitat fragmentation and agricultural intensification. This is an exciting opportunity to use long-term datasets on breeding birds to ask novel questions at large scales in close collaboration with ecologists at Colorado State University and the USGS Fort Collins Science Center. There is scope for the successful candidate to help shape the project based on their interests and experience. For example, there is potential for this project to shed new light on the land sparing/sharing debate, advance the theory and practice of landscape ecology, and/or explore the relationship between patterns of introduced bird abundance and impacts on ecological processes, such as pest control, crop damage, and disease transmission. We also anticipate opportunities to contribute to related projects on trans-boundary species conservation.
The successful applicant will complete her/his Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Liba Pejchar at Colorado State University. The preferred start date is August 21, 2018, but there is also flexibility to begin the position in January 2019. The student will have the option of pursuing a PhD in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE;
http://www.ecology.colostate.edu/) or in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have both B.S. (required) and M.S.
(preferred) degrees in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology, environmental studies or a closely related field. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team situation are required. We seek candidates with strong quantitative skills, including proficiency in R, familiarity with a variety of statistical approaches, experience interacting with large data sets, and the ability to work with spatial data layers in ArcGIS. Relevant field experience, such as surveying for and observing passerine birds is also desirable. A demonstrated ability to publish in the peer-reviewed literature is strongly preferred. Academic qualifications include a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Reflecting departmental and institutional values, applicants are expected to have the ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
COMPENSATION: Salary and tuition for the duration of the project will be supported by graduate research and teaching assistantships. Funds are also available for supplies and travel.
TO APPLY: E-mail a single PDF document that includes: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, 2) your curriculum vitae, 3) copies of transcripts and GRE scores (can be unofficial at this stage), and 4) the names and contact information for three references, by July 9, 2018. Please write “Ph.D. position – Introduced birds” in the subject line and e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Liba Pejchar
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Subject: Laboratory Technician Position in Wildlife Population Genetics, Genomics, and Disease Ecology
Laboratory Technician Position in Wildlife Population Genetics
Looking for candidate to start Sept 2018 or as soon as possible.
Information on position is below and here:
* Apply as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed as they are
A laboratory technician position is available to assist research in wildlife population genetics, genomics, and disease ecology. The position will be primarily lab-based within the Ernest Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Sciences which has affiliations with the University of Wyoming (UW) Graduate Program in Ecology.
The Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology (Ernest) Lab at University of Wyoming, Laramie, is focused on enhancing wildlife conservation, population health, and management through collaborative research, education, and public outreach in the disciplines of genomics, landscape & conservation genetics, and disease ecology.http://www.wildlifegenetichealth.org/
The technician will be responsible for lab work, including assisting other lab members with research and responsibilities may include supervising and mentoring undergraduate students. Lab work may involve genomic (next gen sequence data generation and analysis) and genetic (microsatellite) to examine landscape-level genetic diversity, population structure, and population health/disease of wildlife species in the Rocky Mountain West and California. Projects will involve species of current focus in our lab (see our website). Work will involve processing samples, entering data into electronic data bases, maintaining lab safety procedures, equipment and reagents, and more. This position will contribute to graduate students’ and lab’s research on genomics and population health of pronghorn, mule deer, hummingbird, sea otter, black bear, and/or other species, as well as aspects of wildlife population health and/or disease ecology. Responsibilities may also include contributing to data analysis, manuscript writing for peer-reviewed publication, grant-writing, and development of oral and poster presentations of research. Desire to assist in lab management is a plus.
pdf with details about Postdoc Fall 2018 opening and instructions for application –http://www.wildlifegenetichealth.org/ernestlabtech-wildlifegenomics21june2018/
Apply online at the University of Wyoming Jobs Site: https://goo.gl/RygmSu
or click “academic job listings” here,
http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/prospective/index.html then click on the position ID 9850.
Marine Education Associate
DeFelice Marine Center, Cocodrie, Louisiana
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking to fill a full-time position within the education program. The position is based at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, Louisiana. The role of the Marine Education Associate is to support, facilitate, and ensure high-quality experiences for all visitors within the LUMCON Marine Education Program. This includes leading field, lab, and classroom activities for a wide variety of audiences at the DeFelice Marine Center and off-site field locations. The Marine Education Associate will also be responsible for some travel to classrooms, festivals, and other community events to educate people about the goals and mission of LUMCON and cover topics about marine science. All activities should be in accordance with the LUMCON Education Mission Statement.
Our purpose is to enable the next generation of marine scientist and ocean literate citizen. We will reach this goal by providing meaningful and relevant place-base and skill-based experiences for all visitors, while aiming to have significant impacts on Louisiana’s diverse citizenry including those populations underrepresented and underserved in marine science.
The Marine Education Associate will assist with the education and outreach programs of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. The Marine Education Associate will work under the direction of the Associate Director of Education and Outreach. This position requires extensive fieldwork (including on boats), weekends, longer days, and travel to various events around the state.
Job duties (include but are not limited to):
- Deliver content rich and hands-on activities in a professional and grade-appropriate way
- Ensure the safety and well-being of all visitors to the marine center
- Enforce all LUMCON Rules and policies
- Make sure that all classroom and lab spaces are clean and ready for anyone who may need it for other programs
- Travel and deliver educational activities at off-site events such as festivals, in-school visits, special programs
- Chaperoning of participates during LUMCON events
- Assist with program development
- Work to develop program materials such as posters, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, binders, lesson plans, etc.
- Assist in data gathering for reports or grant progress reporting
- Assist with display aquarium maintenance and animal husbandry
- B.S. with teaching experience or M.S. in science with an environmental focus; marine science training preferred.
- Above average communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to work in the field, lab, and classroom situations with large groups of people · Good people skills and classroom management
- First Aid/CPR knowledge
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- Good swimming skills
Duration and Start Date:
- The position is available immediately. This is a permanent appointment. Location: The position will be based at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA.
- A letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three relevant references to Murt Conover, LUMCON Associate Director of Education & Outreach (email@example.com) Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
- Compensation commensurate with experience.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium 8124 Highway 56 | Chauvin, LA 70344 | 985-851-2800 A division of the Louisiana Board of Regents
The position includes a benefits package. Interested applicants should send their resume and a letter of interest to Dr. Craig Snyder, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 10 July 2018.
The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, offering diverse training programs for early career professionals. The Wilds has nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land and remnant forest patches which present opportunities for ecological restoration and research.
Six month positions start August 27th and continue through February 2018, flexible upon request.
Apprentices gain hands-on experience, participate in vegetation and wildlife studies and receive field training on a variety of ecological studies in wetland, forest, stream & grassland habitats.
* Focus: the focus of this particular apprentice position is
monitoring survival and growth rates of recently planted native herbs, shrubs, and trees in our Healthy Forest, Healthy Wildlife site. The selected candidate will conduct an independent research project including field work monitoring the planting, with a final presentation to Wilds employees at the end of their term.
* Typical tasks: implementing habitat improvements and monitoring
ecosystem recovery through invasive plant management, vegetation and wildlife surveys, environmental monitoring, photo point collection, data analysis and report writing.
* Training: field methods (species identification, survey
protocols, research methodology), GPS & GIS applications/map making, biological monitoring and application of land management and restoration techniques, Wildlife ecology basics and techniques, landscape genetics.
* Position requires hiking and some physically demanding tasks,
including outdoor work throughout the seasons. This may include hot, buggy, cold or otherwise challenging conditions. Participants should be prepared with appropriate field gear / foot wear.
* Candidates should be eager for learning opportunities and
willing to practice new skills independently. Apprentices must be responsible, flexible, self-motivated and able to work effectively with limited supervision, as well as in a team setting.
* Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift at least
Schedule is typically M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. While no monetary compensation is offered, on site housing will be covered. The position is ideal for acquiring practical career experience in conservation, natural resource management, land stewardship or ecological studies, and is particularly well suited to prepare participants for graduate school or work in a conservation organization.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by June 15th here:
In your cover letter please mention that you are specifically interested in the Healthy Forest, Healthy Wildlife position – other positions are available as well but do not cover housing costs. Outline what you would hope to gain from the position and how your past experience makes you an ideal candidate. All training programs at The Wilds are competitive and we value placing individuals in programs that suit their career goals.
Skills and Qualifications: Understanding of ecological issues and a concern for improving the environment is necessary; some knowledge of plant identification or restoration ecology techniques preferred. This position requires the ability to work both independently and in a team setting. Excellent organizational and communication skills, the ability to work under deadline pressure and the ability to handle multiple tasks are paramount to succeeding in this position. Knowledge of MS Office software packages and general computer skills are required with experience in GIS preferred. Must have high school diploma or GED, B.S.
in ecology or related field preferred. AmeriCorps member must possess the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, insects, etc.), be able to carry 40 pounds and to walk extended distances over rough terrain. Ability to speak in public setting is required. Must have own transportation and valid drivers license. Usual hours of service will be M-F during regular office hours of 8:00-5:00pm.
The ability to serve flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, is needed. Hours may fluctuate, increase or decrease, in consideration of seasonal changes such as inclement weather or other extended activities.
The Wilds, Cumberland, OH.
The Wilds is North America’s largest conservation center and consists almost entirely of reclaimed mining land. It is managed jointly as a zoological park for the maintenance and captive breeding of globally imperiled species and as a conservation site for native plants and wildlife. Therefore, one of our major objectives is restoration of native ecosystems on site. Our restoration work focuses on establishing native prairies and planting forests, maintaining and improving existing ecosystems through invasive species removal, prescribed burns, and planting native species. Furthermore, we monitor ecosystem responses to restoration, which include survey and monitoring for a wide variety of species including plants, butterflies, grassland birds, amphibians, mesocarnivores, and in ecosystems such as wetlands, streams, forests, and grasslands.
Duties and responsibilities of the AmeriCorps Member:
1. Implement habitat improvements through activities such as invasive plant management, native plantings, and prescribed burns.
2. Monitor ecosystem recovery through vegetation and wildlife surveys, environmental monitoring, photo point collection.
3. Track riparian restoration through macroinvertebrate and fish surveys, identification, and calculation of IBI scores.
4. Organize, research, and process survey data, write reports summarizing findings.
5. Participate in project planning and implementation through meetings and field studies.
6. Use GPS & GIS to make maps and assist with monitoring efforts.
7. Enhance skills and knowledge applicable to position through participation in workshops, conferences and training 8. Complete 2 activity reports monthly, required timesheets and monthly reports in The OnCorps system online system 9. All other duties as assigned within the limitations of this member description.
No public transportation is available.
Position requires hiking and some physically demanding tasks, including outdoor work throughout the seasons. This may include hot, buggy, cold or otherwise challenging conditions. Participants should be prepared with appropriate field gear / foot wear.
For more information, visit: http://ruralaction.org/get- involved/americorps/
How to Apply to OSRC
1. Go to my.americorps.gov; Click “Apply to Serve” (bottom of screen) 2.
Build an application; you will need two references. Allow time for their response before submitting.
3. Search Listings for Rural Action or Ohio Stream Restore Corps 4.
Click the OSRC name and Apply!
5. You will get a confirmation email with further instructions.
Funded MS Opportunity in Desert Amphibian and Disease Ecology to start Fall 2018 or January 2019
Deadline for applications August 1st
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to employ as a MSc Student conducting research on amphibian and disease ecology in ephemeral waters in the Sonoran Desert south-central Arizona.
The student will examine how water quality affects amphibian development and determine the extent to which water sites constructed for wildlife function as disease reservoirs. The work will consist of checking and maintaining data loggers, setting up field enclosures with amphibian embryos and monitoring until hatching, measuring recently hatched amphibians, sampling water quality, collecting and preserving water samples, and environmental DNA (eDNA) collection and analysis.
Qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual. This position requires hard work, problem solving, and a tolerance for desert heat. Hired individuals will encounter venomous snakes and invertebrates. This is a physically demanding job which requires hiking into remote sites, odd hours and extended hours during monsoonal rains, driving a 4wd on unmaintained roads, and coordinating with military security. Rock climbing or scrambling experience helpful but not required. Experience with amphibians and/or genetics is desirable, but not required. Preference will be given to motivated candidates with excellent communication skills and who are willing and able to function in the summer desert environment.
The graduate student will be co-advised by Dr. Kerry Griffis-Kyle and Dr. Matthew Barnes. The position is funded for $16.5K/year plus a tuition waiver and opportunities for additional fellowships.
We encourage applications from everyone, including ethnic and gender minorities. Texas Tech University is one of four major state supported universities in Texas and is designated as an emerging research university by the State of Texas.
Interested applicants should email Dr. Kerry Griffis-Kyle
(email@example.com) and have “Graduate opportunity” in the subject line. Please include in the email:
1. How this position will help you fulfill your career goals and why I should hire you 2. Resume or CV including pertinent work experience 3. Unofficial transcripts 4. GRE scores 5. Contact information for three references 6. Address, phone, and email
Position contingent upon funding. Texas Tech University requires a background check of all new employees. For additional information on the
One PhD position: combining research surveys for North Atlantic groundfish assessment
Successful fisheries management depends on reliable stock assessments. The project primarily involves statistical analysis of research surveys conducted over different regions and by different countries for a few groundfish species in the North Atlantic region. The student is encouraged to develop their own projects from this starting project. The student will be part of the Centre for Ecosystems and Fisheries Research at the Marine Institute’s School of Fisheries PhD Program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Desirable candidates will have some familiarity with strong scientific credentials in ecology, fishery science, statistics or another relevant field. Preference will be given to applicants 1) with demonstrated expertise in quantitative skills in ecology or stock assessment 2) who can code efficiently in R or other programming languages 3) who have a publication record.
The position comprises a graduate assistantship and tuition scholarship. It is available to begin in the fall semester 2018. Funding is guaranteed for the entire length of the program (4 years).
Applicants with a relevant master’s degree are required. To apply for this position: send a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest/career goals, unofficial transcripts of all college course work, and the names and contact information for two professional references to:
Dr. Jin Gao (Jin.Gao@mi.mun.ca). Please contact Dr. Gao directly with any questions about this position. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Earthworms and AMF play critical roles in mediating plant health, productivity, and biodiversity in prairie ecosystems. Invasive Eurasian earthworms have become ubiquitous across North America, causing substantial harmful impacts to plants that are mediated by interactions with AMF. Despite the importance of invasive earthworm-AMF interactions, few studies have investigated how they affect plant growth and community composition, and none have done so in prairies. This project will include field sampling of earthworms, soil, AMF, and plants in Oklahoma tallgrass prairies, as well as a greenhouse study where earthworm and AMF communities will be manipulated to evaluate plant responses. There is also the potential of integrating a side field project looking at whether invasive earthworm-caused changes in vegetation affect wildlife (e.g., birds, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and/or other).
The position will begin in January of 2019, and full student support is available for 24 months, including a stipend of $1,292/month ($15,504/yr), plus health insurance, tuition waiver, and reimbursement for fieldwork-related travel. Of the 4 funded semesters, 2 semesters will be supported by a research assistantship and 2 will be supported by a department teaching assistantship that will require ~10 hours of work per week. The specific course TA assignments will be determined based on student interests and departmental needs, but will likely include at least one semester in the department’s Applied Ecology and Conservation field lab course.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a B.S. degree in Ecology, Natural Resources, Biology, Plant and Soil Sciences, or a related field; a strong work ethic and sense of self-motivation; the ability to work independently and with a small team in a management capacity; a strong interest in the ecology of invasive species, natural resource ecology and management, soil ecology, plant ecology, and/or conservation ecology; a strong desire to lead efforts to publicly present and publish the research; and a valid US driver’s license.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants will be especially competitive if they have one or several of the following skills and experiences: conducting, presenting, and/or publishing mentored research; coordinating and supervising field projects and crews; conducting soil, invertebrate, and/or vegetation sampling, greenhouse experiments and laboratory processing of soil and/or plant samples; and working with statistical analyses.
TO APPLY: send (by August 24th, 2018) applications consisting of a zip file or merged pdf file that includes: (1) a cover letter outlining how they meet the above required and preferred qualifications, (2) CV, (3) unofficial academic transcripts, (4) GRE Scores, and (5) contact information for three references to BOTH Dr. Gail Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Scott Loss (email@example.com).
For more information, see the following sites:
Master’s Research Degree opportunity in the CB Fenster lab, South Dakota State University: Pollination Biology in Agricultural Ecosystems
Starting Date: Preferably mid of July 2018
Pollinators play a key role in ecosystem functioning because they mediate interactions between species and facilitate ecological and economic impacts.
However, pollinator health is globally declining in agricultural landscapes largely due to the use of insecticides, reduced habitat and lack of nutritional resources. The student opportunity is to participate with a team
1) to understand how pollination services contribute to ecosystem functioning, enhancing ecosystem services including maximizing crop yield and 2) transfer this role of pollinator services to policy development aimed at enhancing pollinator health. This team, in addition to myself, includes insect ecologists (Jon Lundgren), plant landscape ecologists (Henning
Nottebrock) and economists (James Stone, Heidi Sieverding).We are using Brassica carinata and other flowering crops, to study plant-pollinator interactions in an agricultural ecosystem. Specifically, we will quantify the parameters that maximize ecosystem functioning, thus increasing ecosystem services. e.g., maximized carinata productivity and pollinator-associated ecosystem services resulting in maximized honey production.
Location: Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. Brookings is a small, but vibrant community with easy access to culture and the outdoors. More information about the Department of Biology and Microbiology at SDSU can be found at:
Requirements: The ideal student should embrace field-based research as well as have some background or interest in large data and or landscape approaches. Most importantly, you should be passionate about biology and the questions being pursed at the CBFenster lab. Specifically for this project, one should have an interest in sustainable agriculture and the consequences of various land-use polices for ecosystem services. Generally, students who work with me either have or develop a broad understanding of statistics.
Foreign students need to meet English language requirements.
I encourage you to contact me or Henning, if interested at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
More information can be found at the CBFenster lab website and project
Please include in your email:
* brief description of your research interests
* concrete evidence of interest in this project
* experience related to this project
Funding options are available for both US and International students.
The Marine and Freshwater Ecology lab at Louisiana Tech University, under Dr. Jennifer Hill, is seeking a M.S. candidate to examine the impacts of sub-lethal pesticide concentrations on crayfish and snail behavior and trophic cascades. The candidate will join the lab and work on both laboratory ,as well as field mesocosm experiments and be based on campus at Louisiana Tech (Ruston, LA)
The objectives of the project include:
– To examine the impacts of sub-lethal pesticide concentrations on the
behavior and foraging activity of crayfish and snails in lab experiments
– Examine if pesticides impact cascading interactions in freshwater
macrophyte communities using cattle tank mesocosms .
– Under the direction of the PI, lead and/or participate in the experiments
accomplishing above objectives
– Develop oral and visual products for presentation to scientific audiences
at local and national meetings
– Attend scientific meetings to engage and network with scientists and
– Author and develop a Master’s thesis and scientific manuscripts
– Advise and direct undergraduate students on lab and field techniques
– B.S. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or related field
– the ability to work collaboratively with fellow graduate and
– Good communication skills
– previous experience with aquatic animal care preferred, but not required
The start date of the position is September 2018 (the beginning of Fall
quarter) with experiments beginning in January. The assistantship is supported by a combination of grant funding and teaching assistantships at a rate of ~$19,000 per year. Tuition and fees are not waived by Louisiana Tech.
Interested applicants should submit a single pdf (with the applicants first and last name in document title) composed of a cover letter, CV (including GPA and relevant coursework), and the names and contact information of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org .Please put “ecology MS student position” in the email subject header. Please submit applicant information by June 25th but other later applications may be reviewed.
Subject: Restoration Technician (Entomology) Position
The Soil Ecology and Restoration Group (SERG) is a research group within the biology department of San Diego State University (SDSU) and administered by the San Diego State University Research Foundation. The research emphasis of SERG is on ecosystem dynamics of southern California.
We seek five (5) Restoration Field Technicians to assist with field research directed at the conservation of native species and the management of invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, population on San Clemente Island, a Naval installation on the southern-most of California’s Channel Islands. This position requires a 6 month commitment, July to November.
(i) utilizing a variety of sampling methods to collect and identify arthropods and (ii) measuring the efficacy and conservation gains of an invasive species management strategy (iii) implementing eradication protocols in wildland areas. This position requires extensive physical labor to conduct management activities, including working with pesticide around heavy equipment, ATVs and helicopters; hand deployment of pesticide over rugged terrain; bending and crouching to perform monitoring and control efforts; and hauling heavy, awkward materials and equipment. Technicians may also contribute to additional projects and duties as assigned.
Technicians need to enjoy working in remote field environments and be able to perform repetitive, labor intensive tasks with sustained accuracy. All work will be conducted on San Clemente Island, which is owned and operated by the
U.S. Navy as a test and evaluation site, shore bombardment range, and warfare training
grounds. The island is home to a large number of endemic and rare plant, animal and bird species, with an extensive community of biologists, archaeologists and researchers.
Applicants should enjoy living as part of a small community and be able to maintain a professional, positive attitude at all times.
* Ability to repeatedly lift loads of up to 50 lbs throughout the workday
* Experience performing strenuous labor with a high level of physical endurance under
a variety of weather and work conditions
* Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field and/or significant relevant experience
* Valid driver’s license and ability to drive 4-wheel-drive-vehicles
* Experience safely operating and maintaining mechanical equipment, hand tools,
herbicide/pesticide application equipment, and GPS units
* Ability to work independently or as part of a team
* Ability to safely navigate and work off-trail in steep, rocky, cactus-covered terrain
Salary will be $14.00/hour plus benefits. Room and board will be provided while on San Clemente Island. Work schedule will be 10 days on-island and 4 days off-island.
Transportation to and from the island is provided by means of a twin engine 20-seater plane which departs from Naval Base Coronado.
To apply, compile your cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references in
one(1) pdf or Word document and email it to:
Steven Thielking Argentine Ant Project Manager email@example.com
An MS assistantship is available starting Fall 2018 in the Biological Sciences Department at Southeastern Louisiana University. The student will conduct studies to characterize plant-pollinator networks in a longleaf pine forest, a conservation priority habitat that requires fire management to survive. The ideal candidate will be independent, highly motivated, and have interests in community ecology and conservation biology. Graduate Assistants in the Biological Sciences Department are guaranteed two years of assistantship support and full tuition waivers.
Why pursue an MS degree? An MS degree is the best choice for many career paths and is also the perfect option for students unsure of their specific research area of interest or whether they want to pursue a PhD.
Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond, LA, which is an easy drive to both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The region is known for its diverse, unique terrestrial and wetland habitats, and its abundance of eclectic cultural experiences and activities. Interested students should submit a letter of interest that includes their GRE scores, a current CV with contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts directly to Dr. Janice Bossart (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email attachment. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Info on the Bossart lab can be found here:
Specifics of the graduate program in Biological Sciences at Southeastern are at:
Info on current graduate students and the Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) is at:
The research team leader needs more volunteers in late June and all of July for banding chicks.
Subject: Graduate Preview Weekend – Princeton Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (expenses-paid)
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University is offering a special preview weekend – *the EEB Scholars Program* – this upcoming October 4th-7th for students considering graduate school. The goal of this weekend is to invite competitive prospective graduate applicants to campus in order to showcase the department, demystify the graduate application process, and highlight participants’ research experience. We especially encourage students from underrepresented minority groups and those inhabiting other axes of underrepresentation in STEM to apply.
Please see <https://eeb.princeton.edu/graduate/eeb-scholars-program> for more information. The application deadline is July 15, 2018. The *EEB Scholars Program* is open to all prospective graduate students, including rising juniors and seniors, as well as international applicants. We particularly encourage students from developing nations to apply. Travel, food, and lodging expenses will be covered by Princeton EEB.
Please direct any questions to EEBScholars@princeton.edu.
This is a repost of an earlier advertisement with the application deadline extended to June 15.
Funded PhD or MS Student Position in Plant Ecology: Apply by June 15
The Dovciak lab (http://www.esf.edu/efb/dovciak/) at the State University of New York (SUNY ESF) is looking for a highly motivated graduate student (PhD or MS) for a funded position to study vegetation dynamics of Long Island Pine Barrens of New York State. The student is expected to study forest plant communities and examine patterns of regeneration, recruitment, and mortality for pitch pine and oaks on vegetation plots surveyed in 2005/2006.
The data and protocols from this survey are available for use. The position will include (1) resurvey of the vegetation plots, (2) quantification of changes in forest community and tree populations, and (3) building statistical models to relate tree population processes to environmental conditions (including canopy cover, understory vegetation, and soil properties).
The position starts on August 20, 2018, but a later start (January 2019) may be considered. The position is based at SUNY ESF in Syracuse
(http://www.esf.edu/) and field work is based at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. Collaborative partners include the Central Pine Barrens Commission and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The position will be supported by research (2 years) and teaching assistantships (1-3 years) that cover a stipend, tuition, and health benefits.
Additional collaborative research opportunities exist in our lab within an NSF-funded project examining ecotone dynamics between deciduous and conifer forests of northeastern United States.
– MS or BS in plant or forest ecology, botany, or a related field
– Ideally GPA >3.5 and GRE scores >70% (lower may be acceptable with relevant research experience)
– Basic vascular plant identification skills and familiarity with ecosystems of the northeastern United States
– Excellent time management, interpersonal, and team/collaborative skills
– Ability to work long hours in potentially adverse field conditions over a period of 2-3 months
– Interest in organizing and managing large data sets (e.g., in Excel or Access)
– Ability to use, or willingness to learn, advanced statistical methods and packages (e.g., R)
– Driver’s license and an own car
To apply, send (1) cover letter summarizing your interests, educational goals (MS, PhD), and qualifications, (2) CV, including GPA and GRE, (3) transcripts (unofficial OK at this stage), and (4) contacts for three references to Martin Dovciak (email@example.com), ideally as a single pdf file. Please use “Plant Ecology Research Assistantship” in email subject line. Earlier inquiries are welcome. The review of the applications will start on May 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Selected candidates will be asked to submit a full application (with official transcripts, reference letters, and GRE reports) to SUNY ESF
(http://www.esf.edu/graduate/admission.htm) as soon as possible.
Info on Syracuse academic community/environment is here:
Info on Long Island Central Pine Barrens is here:
Martin Dovciak, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Roosevelt Forest Ecologist State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY ESF) Faculty webpage: http://www.esf.edu/faculty/dovciak/
Research Gate profile:
Research Assistant Position Available, June 25- September 30, with extension contingent on available funding Archbold Biological Station-University of Florida, Long Term Agroecosystem Research
Archbold Biological Station and its partner site University of Florida Range Cattle Research Center (UF RCREC) are part of the Long-term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR https://ltar.nal.usda.gov ), a network of 18 agroecosystems across the United States that seek to address the grand challenge of maintaining multiple ecosystem services in food production systems.
The Archbold-UF RCREC sites (www.maerc.org; rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu) have a
>70-year history of research, conservation, and education programs
on enhancing agricultural production and preserving natural resources associated with subtropical humid grassland and shrub landscapes in Florida. Interdisciplinary research at the Archbold-UF RCREC address the complex functioning of agricultural and natural lands within the region.
Educational programs provide science-based information that supports decision-making strategies to maintain the sustainability of agroecosystems. Climate is characterized by subtropical conditions with an average annual precipitation of ~ 1650 mm (> 65% occurring from June to
October) and average minimum and maximum daily temperatures ranging from
16.9 to 28.2o C. http://www.maerc.org/html/research/ltar.html#.WxaDT0xFyM8
We are in search of one motivated individual to fulfill a research assistant position located at Archbold’s working ranch, Buck Island Ranch.
The research assistant will join the MacArthur Agroecology Research Center, led by Dr. Elizabeth Boughton, consisting of a diverse and fun team of post- docs, environmental scientists, research assistants and interns.
The Archbold-UF LTAR Research Assistant will collect and manage data in support of LTAR activities.
* Responsible for collection and processing of plant, soil, and
greenhouse gas samples.
* Responsible for plant aboveground biomass collection and processing
on a monthly schedule.
* Responsible for drying, sorting (live and dead biomass), and
weighing biomass and entering data into excel spreadsheets in an organized manner.
* Responsible for assisting with plant diversity and composition data
within different grazing land types: improved pasture, semi-native pasture, and native rangeland.
* Prepare samples and documentation for shipping samples and ships to
the analytical laboratory,
* Responsible for assisting and/or performing laboratory analysis of
soil, plant, and gas samples
* Maintains excellent records of all activities and data files.
* Performs other reasonable duties in cooperation with the LTAR
Research Scientists, as needed.
It is expected that the research assistant will be able to perform most tasks independently as needed after initial training. The research assistant will be willing to collect data in the field, drive field trucks between data collection sites, organize data into required formats, and perform all task in a highly professional manner. Travel between the cooperating sites is expected.
1. A bachelor degree in science, biology, agro-ecology, agriculture or
2. A valid driver license
3. Willingness to work long hours in the field in sub-tropical Florida
4. Must have authorization for US employment.
On or around June 25
To apply send cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Elizabeth Boughton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competitive salary with full benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.
Applications due by June 18th.
We are still accepting applications for fall, 2018 admission to the MS Environmental Biology program at Regis University in Denver, CO! The M.S. in Environmental Biology is a degree program that emphasizes skills crucial for success in the environmental and ecological workforce.
TOP FEATURES of our PROGRAM
-Focus on RELEVANT SKILLS demanded by environmental employers:
statistical computing (R), GIS, NEPA, grant writing & field work in the Rocky Mountains & elsewhere
– EARN A MASTER’S DEGREE in an intensive one-year program or up to 2 years as it fits with each student’s schedule/goals.
– HANDS-ON internship at local agencies or research experience with faculty members
– SMALL CLASS SIZES that allow students to build close relationships with faculty and other students
– KNOWLEDGABLE FACULTY focused on individual student goals and success
Go to: REGIS.EDU/ENVIRONMENT for more information on admission
The Phillips Laboratory (Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech
University) is accepting applications from highly motivated individuals
interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Biology, with a research
project focusing on the dynamics of microbiomes in wild populations of
bighorn sheep. The successful applicant will be an individual that is
excited about the opportunity to integrate bioinformatics, biostatistics,
ecology, and evolutionary biology to understand and publish results about
complex biological systems. No prior experience in scripting (mainly
bash and R) is required, but only applicants that are serious about
the opportunity to develop advanced scripting capabilities and strong
foundations in biostatistics and ecological principles need apply.
This position is available at the master’s or PhD level, but only
individuals currently holding a master’s degree or with experience
in microbiome research will be considered to enter at the PhD level.
The position will be supported by a Research Assistantship funded by the
Texas Bighorn Society and the Wild Sheep Foundation. The position also
provides teaching experience in the form of Teaching Assistantships.
Collaboration with researchers in Tech’s Department of Natural Resource
Management will be a part of this position, and research findings may
inform disease risk across portions of bighorn sheep range in Texas.
This position will provide career development through a diverse and
technical training experience.
Applicants should send their CV and a Statement of Interest to Caleb
Phillips (email@example.com, subject line = bighorn microbiome).
The Maness Organismal Biology Lab in The School of Biological Sciences at
Louisiana Tech University is accepting applications for a Masterขs/PhD
student interested in environmental microbiology/microbial ecology. The
student will develop a research project investigating microbes with the
ability to degrade environmental toxins or pollutants. Applicants should
have an interest in environmental science, genetics, enzyme kinetics,
and/or geographical information science as well as undergraduate STEM
education. Student support is ~$27,000/yr from a graduate assistantship in
the School of Biological Sciences and an NSF grant. Duties for the
assistantship will be to assist with teaching the lab component of one of
the School of Biological Sciences courses. The position will begin in the
Fall 2018-19 academic term.
Applicants should be motivated, creative, organized, and have strong
communication skills. Coursework in Genetics or Geographic Information
Science is recommended, but not required. Students of diverse backgrounds
are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have an undergraduate
degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field. Students must
meet admission requirements for the M.S. in Biology Program/PhD in
Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology at Tech and be accepted into that
program to be eligible for the assistantship.
To apply send: (1) a statement of research interests and goals, (2)
unofficial transcripts, (3) CV, and (4) list of three references with
contact info to Terri Maness: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is
5pm CST June 15, 2018.
UC Irvine – Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) at the University of California, Irvine are accepting applications for the Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) graduate program providing training for students interested in careers in the research and management of natural resources. Is accepting applications for the second cohort of MCRS students for Fall 2018! Sectors and potential careers for MCRS graduates include: non- profit land management sector, local and federal government agencies, and environmental consulting firms. For more information, visit the MCRS webpage (http://mcrs.bio.uci.edu), or contact program administrators at email@example.com.
The MCRS degree will provide students with the academic and professional skills needed to study, protect, and conserve natural resources, and to hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. Potential applicants will need a B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in the natural sciences (biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, wildlife biology, horticulture, or similar degree title) from a fully accredited academic institution. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other areas will be considered, but must demonstrate proficiency in the natural sciences and/or practical experience working in this professional field.
The program includes two years of coursework and activities, including 18 units of core courses (e.g., ecology, conservation science), 16 units of topical electives (e.g., environmental policy, land use policy), 18 units of technical and professional skills courses (e.g., technical writing, GIS), and 8 units associated with technical and professional workshops (e.g., regional professional gatherings). A collaborative, year-long group capstone project (12 units), aligned with community partners, integrates the program’s learning objectives and applies student’s new skills to key environmental challenges facing society.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The last round of applications will be reviewed for admission on July 1, 2018.
The Capps Lab in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia is interested in recruiting up to two MS students to begin coursework in the fall of 2019. I am excited to support MS students in the Ecology or the Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development programs.
To work in our lab, you must: 1) meet the entrance requirements for the University of Georgia and be admitted to the program in the Odum School, 2) enjoy working in a team environment, and 3) have a strong work ethic.
Students in our lab group typically conduct a combination of field and laboratory work and integrate both experimental and observational approaches to answer ecological and/or socio-ecological questions pertaining to fresh water. Though there are funding sources that are available through UGA and the Odum School for competitive students (Fellowships/RAs/TAs), MS students will be encouraged to pursue additional grants and fellowships within UGA and from other funding agencies (e.g., EPA, NSF, the Fulbright Program) during their graduate studies.
Entrance to the Odum School of Ecology typically requires high GPAs and competitive verbal and quantitative GRE scores, though there is some flexibility if an applicant has extensive research experience and/or particularly strong letters of recommendation. If you have not taken your exams, but will complete them by November, please make sure to mention that information in your email. If you have concerns about the entrance requirements for the Odum School, please feel free to contact the director of graduate admissions, Dr. Katherine Adams.
Please read below to learn more about the research programs and the additional requirements for each position.
Position 1: This project will examine the long-term impacts of urbanization on the evolution of stream macroinvertebrate populations. The student will be advised by the research team of Krista Capps, Jill Anderson, and John Wares. Applicants should have completed or will complete a degree in biology, ecology, evolution, or a related field by August 2019. Applicants are required to have previous research experience, and those with previous experience working with freshwater macroinvertebrates and/or genetic analyses are preferred.
Position 2: This project will examine relationships between anthropogenically-derived subsidies and stream fish communities in a large, tropical river. The student will be advised by Krista Capps and will be working with research teams in the US and in Mexico. Applicants should have completed or will complete a degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, or a related field by August 2019. Applicants are required to have previous research experience, and those with previous experience working with freshwater fishes and/or biogeochemical analyses are preferred. Applicants must have some working knowledge of Spanish and be willing to live in Mexico for up to several months.
Contact Instructions: If you are interested in graduate study in the Capps Lab, please send Dr. Krista Capps (kcapps [ at ] uga.edu an email with (1) a two paragraph description of your research interests and relevant work/educational experience, (2) one sentence outlining your GRE (and TOEFL if applicable) scores, and (3) one-sentence identifying the degree you are interested in pursuing. Please attach a pdf of your curriculum vitae or resume and copies of university transcripts.
Graduate Application Information:
Support and Awards: http://www.ecology.uga.edu/admissions.php?
Subject: MS opportunity in community ecology
A MS position is available in the Davenport lab to study the effects of predator phenology on experimental food webs. The focal aspects of the research will pertain to responses of lower trophic levels and ecosystem function within pond ecosystems. The field component of the research will be conducted in the Missouri Ozarks and the experimental/lab work will be completed on campus at Appalachian State University. Coursework will be carried out at Appalachian State University and the field season will run from early September-late June. The student will also have additional research and outreach opportunities such as participating in long-term monitoring of wetland vertebrate populations and additional food web research. The position begins in the August 2018. This position will be supported by a TA position that includes an annual stipend and tuition waiver.
Qualifications: Prospective students should have prior experience in field biology, familiarity with zooplankton sampling and identification, a working knowledge of statistics, demonstrate good communication skills and be willing to work with others in humid environments. Prior experience in surveys of pond-breeding amphibians and invertebrates is preferred but not required. Prospective students should also possess a valid driver’s license. Preference is given to North Carolina state residents. A B.S. in biology, ecology or wildlife biology is required with a GPA >3.0. Applicant must meet admittance criteria set by the Appalachian State University Graduate School and Biology graduate program.
Application materials: Interested applicants should email the following items to Dr. Jon Davenport (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 10: 1) cover letter detailing past research experience and professional goals,
2) CV or resume, 3) 2 references, and 4) unofficial transcripts.
The research team leader needs more volunteers in late June and all of July for banding chicks.
Subject: PH.D. Graduate Research Assistantship: Invasion Ecology in Agroecosystems
Ph.D. Assistantship –
Integrating new technologies to understand invasion ecology in Agroecosystems
We seek a highly motivated student to fill a fully funded Ph.D. position in the labs of Drs. Marcus Lashley and Garrett Street at Mississippi State University to study Invasion Ecology in Agroecosystems. This research is an extension of an ongoing 6+ year project (beginning year three now). The student will be expected to collect data with unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAV) to integrate with other in situ data sets into a landscape modelling framework with the objective of predicting the spatiotemporal probability of human wildlife conflicts, the effects of swine invasion on native wildlife communities, and swine population vulnerability as predicted by island biogeography theory. The successful student will have access to large data sets from radiotags and accelerometers deployed on feral swine, remotely sensed agricultural data, a captive feral swine facility, the Center for UAV Research, and camera traps deployed in remnant forest patches across Agroecosystems of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Required Qualifications: Successful completion of the FAA UAS training will be required within the first semester. Possess or obtain a driver’s license. Ability to work in teams or individually in secluded and remote, hot and humid conditions, where most organisms want to sting, bite, or puncture you.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong quantitative, GIS, and written skills are desirable. Strong interpersonal skills, fun attitude with a good sense of humor, and desire to promote research and technology transfer through social media and public speaking.
Interested applicants should submit via email a cover letter outlining your interest in the project, a current curriculum vitae, contacts for three references, and an example of writing (preferably a peer-reviewed
publication) to Dr. Marcus Lashley, email@example.com.
We will be accepting and reviewing applications immediately until a suitable applicant is found. Start date is flexible but intended for August 2018.
The Glaberman Lab is looking for two graduate students to perform research on ecotoxicology as part of the Masters in Environmental Toxicology Program
(ETOX) at the University of South Alabama (USA). This is a two-year program that combines coursework and a thesis research experience. We are looking for students to work on each of the following general projects:
(1) Computational ecotoxicology: the student will focus on looking at the
genetic and protein basis for understanding differences in species sensitivity to chemicals. This project combines examination of molecular biology data and bioinformatics with available information on chemical toxicity. Experience with statistical software (e.g. R) or bioinformatics tools (e.g., BLAST) is a plus.
(2) Nematode ecotoxicology: the student will help develop our new toxicity
testing system in nematodes. This includes performing nematode husbandry and designing toxicity testing procedures. The project will focus initially on looking at effects of neurotoxic pesticides on nematode behavior, survival, and reproduction. The goal is to build an improved system for examining effects of chemicals on soil health.
The deadline to apply to the MS program for Fall 2018 is July 15th, so prospective students should contact me at least several weeks in advance.
Students have the ability to earn an assistantship and stipend and serve as teaching assistant for extra money. More information on USA’s ETOX program can be found at:
The Glaberman Lab is based in the Department of Biology at the University of South Alabama. We specialize in applying evolutionary biology approaches to ecotoxicology. More information on Dr. Glaberman’s laboratory can be found at:
The University of South Alabama is located in Mobile, Alabama on the Gulf Coast. Mobile is a short drive from beautiful beaches and wildlife viewing spots and its Mardis Gras is the oldest Carnival celebration in the US.
If you are interested in these MS positions or have any questions, please contact Dr. Scott Glaberman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subject: MSc or PhD opportunity – Examining susceptibility to the Emerald ash borer (EAB) in the ash understory, University of New Hampshire
The Garnas lab (http://mypages.unh.edu/garnaslab) seeks a highly motivated graduate student (MSc or PhD; PhD preferred) for a USDA-APHIS funded project to advance understanding of how chemical and morphological traits vary across tree size and species, and how such variation may influence Emerald ash borer (EAB) oviposition behavior, larval performance and survival, and parasitism by native and introduced natural enemies. Key aspects of the project include the systematic characterization of defensive compounds across ash species and tree sizes using pyrolysis-GCMS and the design and implementation of experiments to examine how chemical and morphological trait variation influences EAB and its key biological control agents. Successful candidates must have a keen interest in plant defensive chemistry and associated consequences for plant-insect interactions. Some basic chemistry background (e.g., coursework or lab
experience) is preferred but not required. Opportunities for related ecological modeling and/or genetic analyses also exist, particularly in the case of PhD applicants. The position will be housed in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NREN;
https://colsa.unh.edu/nren) or in the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science program (NRESS;https://www.unh.edu/nressphd) for MSc and PhD students respectively. Position ideally begins in Fall 2018.
The University of New Hampshire and NREN/NRESS programs are home to a vibrant community of productive researchers with a strong commitment to student success. Located in the town of Durham, UNH is a beautiful campus surrounded by forest and natural landscapes. Only 30 minutes from the ocean and under two hours from the White Mountains, outdoor and other recreational activities abound, including right on campus.
Interested applicants, please send:
– a CV
– a brief summary of research interests and any relevant experience
– GRE scores
– contact information for three references
as a single pdf file to email@example.com. Position will be open until filled.
Beth Lawrence’s research group at University of Connecticut has an opening for a PhD student in wetland ecology. We conduct primary and applied research focused on improving our understanding of wetland plant community composition, restoration, and ecosystem function. The applicant will develop and examine questions related to how vegetation alters carbon cycling in coastal marshes, possibly examining the role of root exudates and rhizosphere oxygenation in organic matter persistence.
Top candidates will have an MS in a related discipline with relevant field and biogeochemistry research experience. Ideally, the Graduate Research Assistant will begin this fall semester (late August 2018), but a January 2019 start may be possible.
Contact Beth via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before June 1, 2018 to warrant full consideration with the following information: CV, GPA and GRE scores, and a brief statement of research experience/interests/career goals. See the following links for more information on my research program: http://lawrencelabuconn.weebly.com/,
the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment:
http://www.nrme.uconn.edu/ and details about applying to the Graduate School at the University of Connecticut:http://grad.uconn.edu/.
Subject: M.Sc. Assistantship – Effects of wildlife feeding on wildlife and plant communities
Wildlife feeding has become common practice across much of the terrestrial landscape. However, little empirical data have been presented to determine how those practices affect the community structure and function. We seek a highly motivated student to fill a fully funded M.Sc. position in the lab of Dr. Marcus Lashley. This research is part of a larger project (3 M.Sc.
positions) to evaluate how food subsidies such as supplemental feeding and baiting affect wildlife, associated diseases, arthropod vectors, and plant communities. The successful student in this position will be responsible for evaluating the indirect effects of subsidies on plant community structure via direct effects on the wildlife community. In particular, the student will be measuring wildlife community responses with camera traps, and the legacy effects of herbivory and directed seed dispersal on plant communities in relationship to feeder locations. Also, the student will be expected to participate in generating material for the MSU Deer Lab social media platforms. A stipend for living expenses, tuition and health insurance are provided.
Required Qualifications: B.S. in Ecology or closely related field.
Successful completion of the FAA UAS training will be required within the first semester. Possess or obtain a driver’s license. Ability to work in teams or individually in secluded and remote, hot and humid conditions, where most organisms want to sting, bite, or puncture you.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong plant identification, quantitative, and written skills are desirable. Strong interpersonal skills, fun attitude with a good sense of humor, and desire to promote research and technology transfer through peer-reviewed publications, social media, and public speaking. Experience with camera trapping and piloting unmanned aerial vehicles.
Interested applicants should submit via email a cover letter outlining your interest in the project, a current curriculum vitae, contacts for three references, and an example of writing (preferably a peer-reviewed
publication) to Dr. Marcus Lashley, email@example.com.
We will be accepting and reviewing applications immediately until a suitable applicant is found. Start date is flexible but intended for August 2018.
Subject: Marine Laboratory Technician Postiion – Bowdoin College Schiller Coastal Studies Center
Research and Instrument Support Technician Bowdoin College, Schiller Coastal Studies Center, Orr’s Island, Maine
Responsible for day-to-day operations of the Marine Laboratory at the Schiller Coastal Studies Center. Utilizes knowledge and experience to provide technical expertise to students, faculty, and outside researchers on the capabilities and operation of the marine laboratory systems and equipment. Maintains a safe and productive working environment for all end users. Works in a collaborative manner to support the mission of the Schiller Coastal Studies Center, including the expansion of teaching and research programs.
Independently manage the day-to-day operations of a flowing seawater laboratory, dry laboratory spaces, and associated support systems. Provides animal care for classes, laboratories, and visiting researchers, including daily maintenance to keep organisms healthy (~50% time). Work with campus facilities to maintain water quality and flow rates year-round.
Maintain equipment inventory and scientific instrumentation. Specific equipment includes compound and dissecting microscopes, molecular biology instruments, and field gear and sampling equipment. Maintain and calibrate a pier mounted environmental sensing platform, and manage an experimental seawater system (~50% time).
Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science required. MS degree in Marine Science or related field preferred. Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy.
Minimum of 2 years work experience in a technical marine laboratory setting and prior research experience in marine science. Excellent computer skills.
Computer programming and IT experience strongly preferred. Basic boat skills and a willingness to work on boats preferred. Proven ability to work independently, using judgement and discretion, in support of marine science research.
Bureau of Land Management Nevada and Utah State Offices/ Great Basin Institute
- Living Allowance stipend*: $6,100
- AmeriCorps Education Award**: $1,538.36
- Medical, dental and vision insurance provided at no cost
- Salt Lake City, UT (BLM)
Subject: MS Scholarship in Plant Invasion Ecology
The Schwinning Lab at Texas State University, San Marcos, is searching for a graduate student to investigate recruitment dynamics of an invasive C4 grass (Johnsongrass; Sorghum halepense) in C4 native grasslands. This position is part of a large-scale, long-term ecological experiment that examines the use of native prairie species for biofuel production under a range of cultivation practices. The position is funded through a cooperative agreement with USDA and includes a tuition waiver and generous stipend.
Students with an interest and education in plant ecology or physiological ecology are encouraged to apply to start in the fall semester of 2018. Prior experience in field research is especially welcome. Please contact Dr. Susan Schwinning (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the position and the project.
Peruse the following websites to learn more about the Plant Ecology Lab (http://www.susan-schwinning.net/Lab/index.html), the MS Program in Population and Conservation Biology (http://www.bio.txstate.edu/Graduate-Programs/M.S.PopulationConservationBiology.html),
the Department of Biology at Texas State University
(http://www.bio.txstate.edu/) and the application process (http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/programs/biology.html).
We are searching for a motivated graduate student to work on a recently funded project studying the connections between climate warming, the physiology of sugar maple trees, and the future viability of maple syrup production. This position is part of a broad research program seeking to understand the interactions between forest management, climate change, and tree physiology. The position is at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), which is a doctoral-granting institution in Syracuse, New York that has a particular focus on the environment. This position is for a Masters of Science candidate in Forest Resources Management and includes a full tuition waver and a generous stipend. Students with fieldwork experience in forest ecosystems, proficiency with plant physiological measurements, experience with mathematical modeling, and/or sugarbush management experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Excellent MS students may be able to extend their degree into a PhD. Please contact Dr. John Drake (jedrake at
esf.edu) or Dr. Colin Beier (cbeier at esf.edu) for more information, and see the Departmental website (http://www.esf.edu/fnrm/) and the Drake and Beier lab webpages (https://drakelab.weebly.com/ ;http://www.esf.edu/faculty/beier/). Applications are rolling and students will be considered for start dates either in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.
SUNY-ESF was established as a college of forestry in 1911, and is one of the oldest and most prestigious forestry schools in the United States. SUNY-ESF is relatively small with 1,751 undergraduates and 435 graduate students.
SUNY-ESF has a special relationship with Syracuse University, which is just a 5-minute walk away, and ESF students have access to many of the resources and benefits that come from an association with a larger university.
SUNY-ESF ranked 43rd in the 2017 US News and World Report rankings of the top public national universities. The Princeton Review ranked ESF as the #2 Green College, and the Sierra Club listed ESF among the nation’s top “Cool Schools”. ESF operates four field facilities and >25,000 acres of mostly forested land, providing excellent opportunities for field research.
All applicants must apply online at https://www.squamlakes.org/lrcc- summer-application-2018. We are looking to recruit a final member for the Lakes Region Conservation Trust’s AmeriCorps program by the end of this week (5/18). The program begins Monday, May 21st at 8:30 AM.
The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites at the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of areas which ensure that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species, maintain trail networks, lead volunteer crews, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, and spearhead reports on conservation efforts.
The trainings, certifications, and experiences also develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within any occupational and educational field.
In 2018, Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) will host six LRCC-LRCT members for 22.5 weeks from May though October. Members will work on a variety of projects including maintaining LRCT’s 95+ miles of trails, acting as island and property hosts at LRCT’s conservation properties, leading guided excursions and other educational and outreach opportunities, working on special property management projects such as construction of bridges and kiosks, updating property boundary markings and signage, monitoring conservation easements, removing invasive terrestrial plants, and conducting property research and property record keeping projects. LRCC-LRCT members will receive training in land conservation methods, conservation and recreational land management, and education and outreach. LRCT is a nationally Accredited Land Trust and an active member of the Land Trust Alliance and NH Land Trust Coalition. The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is an independent, nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to the permanent protection, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the region and its quality of life. LRCT protects more than 25,000 acres of land in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. These lands encompass over 95 miles of trails, 5 islands, numerous mountain summits, and a variety of other destinations that are open to the public.
All applicants must apply online at https://www.squamlakes.org/lrcc- summer-application-2018. We are looking to recruit a final member for the Lakes Region Conservation Trust’s AmeriCorps program by the end of this week (5/18). The program begins Monday, May 21st at 8:30 AM.
For more information please contact Katri Gurney, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Subject: Summer 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates in Desert Aquatic Ecology in Arizona
The Grimm Lab at Arizona State University is seeking motivated undergraduate students to participate in research in desert stream and wetland ecosystem ecology during summer 2018. Successful applicants will work with graduate students and technicians to assist with ongoing surveys of nutrient cycling, wetland and riparian plant cover, and oxygen dynamics in several streams across Arizona. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to work with Grimm Lab members and the PI to develop a personal research project.
We have 2 different opportunities available, both based in Tempe, AZ:
(1) Dry and drying stream nitrogen cycling: The student will investigate the nitrogen cycling capacity of dry stream segments across Arizona. The position will include work in the field as well as the lab, with potential to work with a computer model of watershed nitrogen cycling.
(2) Plant effects on oxygen and nitrogen status: The student will investigate how water availability affects wetland plant distribution, nitrogen uptake, and oxygen status in urban and desert contexts. This position will include work in the field, greenhouse, and lab, with the potential to work on statistical programming and soil-water balance modelling.
The successful applicants are awarded a stipend, which includes cost of travel, lodging, and food.
Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be U.S. citizens, U.S.
nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or
full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.
How to apply
Applications are evaluated upon submission, and positions will remain open until filled. Successful applicants will be interested in conducting research, be prepared start field work regularly at 5 am and work under high heat conditions, and be willing to learn computer programing. Please send application materials to Grimm Lab graduate student Amalia Handler
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 23, 2018. Start and end dates are flexible based on the applicant’s schedule, but would ideally include 10 weeks of work.
Application materials must include:
1. Cover letter describing relevant experience and interests 2. Resume or CV 3. Contact information for two references 4. Unofficial undergraduate transcript
For any questions: Please contact Amalia Handler (email@example.com).
Subject: Clemson University’s Online non-thesis Master’s in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Clemson University is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018 for the Online Non-thesis, Masters in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program.
Admissions guidelines and a link to graduate admissions can be found on our website (http://www.clemson.edu/online/programs/wildlife-fisheries-
biology.html). If you need to take the GRE please plan to do so at least 2 weeks prior to the application deadline so official scores can be received before June 30th.
Great Basin Institute / Joshua Tree National Park
- Health and Dental Benefits
Position Description and Duties: We are looking for an intern to assist with fieldwork on resource availability and caching behaviour in a population of North American red squirrels. The intern will assist a graduate student (Andrea Wishart, PhD student) to observe squirrel behaviour, demarcate squirrel territories, quantify resources (white spruce cones) and assist with data entry and verification. Tasks will include regular live-trapping and handling of squirrels, collaring. All procedures have ethical approval through the participant universities. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2018 and preference will be given to those who can start then or as soon as possible thereafter. End date is September 30, 2018. The intern must be comfortable working independently in the forest as necessary (radios are provided).
All fieldwork is carried out in the spectacular Kluane region of southwestern Yukon, Canada, at sites along the Alaska Highway between the Ruby Mountains and the St Elias Mountains (some of the tallest mountains in the country), ~2.5 hours driving from Whitehorse. The intern will directly interact with other researchers at the field station working on a diversity of species (Canada lynx and snowshoe hares), as well as a diversity of red squirrel researchers from across 5 universities involved with the Kluane Red Squirrel Project.
Skills required: The successful candidate will have previous fieldwork experience in a similar work environment. Good organizational, multi-tasking and communication skills are essential. The successful applicant will also have experience in data entry. Successful applicants will need to be able to cope under these field conditions, enjoy the outdoors, be up-beat, positive, responsible and work well as a member of their own team, as well as other users of the area (i.e., other researchers). Evidence of these abilities (gained, for example, through previous involvement on field projects or extended back-packing trips.
Terms of Employment: Salary is not provided as part of these positions. Accommodation and food are provided. Volunteers are required to provide for their own travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Travel between Saskatoon and the field station is provided.
International applicants: We welcome applications from all individuals. If applicants are not Canadians or permanent residents, there is the opportunity to enter Canada and complete the internship as a Visiting Research Student. To be eligible for this program, you must be an undergraduate student, a graduate student, or be in between degrees (e.g., following graduation from a bachelor’s degree and looking to pursue graduate school). As part of this program, applicants will be registered at the U of S in a non-credit activity and it is expected that you will gain a demonstrable educational benefit from being involved. We are particularly interested in applicants who wish to use this opportunity to pursue an independent research project. Applicants are eligible for this program for a maximum of 6 months per 12 month period. Application forms and information are available at http://grad.usask.ca/admissions/alternate-applicants/visiting-research-student.php If you are interested in this program, please contact us (contact details below) and we will guide you through the process.
If you wish to apply for this position, please send a CV with a cover letter and contact details of two references (with e-mail address), by email to Andrea Wishart (contact info below) before May 20, 2018. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Contact: Andrea Wishart, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan
More information: www.redsquirrel.ca www.lanelab.com
– BS in biology, ecology, marine/environmental sciences or a related field
– Strong background in biology and chemistry, Ideally GPA >3.5
– Demonstrated skills in a laboratory setting (e.g., excellent note taking, ability to work independently, attention to detail)
The review of initial applications will start on June 11 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
To apply, send (1) a short cover letter summarizing your interests, educational goals, and qualifications, (2) a CV, including GPA and relevant research experience, (3) transcripts (unofficial OK at this stage), and (4) contacts for two references to Dr. Kelton McMahon (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a single PDF file. Please use “Phytoplankton Research Assistantship” in the email subject line. Selected candidates will be asked to submit a full application (with official transcripts, reference letters, and GRE reports) to GSO-URI (https://web.uri.edu/graduate-school/admission/) as soon as possible.
M.S. position: Evolution & conservation in human-modified environment
Start date: August 2018
A research assistantship to support a M.S. student is available for the
2018-19 academic year in the Brady Lab at Southern Connecticut State
University (New Haven, CT, USA). Candidates with interest or expertise
in evolution, conservation, aquatic ecology, genomics, and/or epigenetics
are particularly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities for this position may include:
-Coordinating and executing field (especially aquatic) and laboratory experiments
-DNA/RNA extractions; Western blot assays
-Image analysis; microscope work with preserved amphibian specimens
-Data analysis / synthesis and database management
-Dissemination (writing manuscripts, presenting at meetings)
-Lab management and maintenance
-Maintenance of lab website and social media
Independent thesis research will be encouraged and the awardee will
be expected to apply for internal and external grants to support their
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP:
The awardee will complete 20-hours of work per week and must be
enrolled full time in the graduate program. The award will be
made initially for the fall 2018 semester and, contingent upon
performance, can be renewed for the spring 2019 semester. The
position includes a stipend of $6,000 per semester and a waiver
of University fees (as described by the Graduate Catalogue
Additional details about the fellowship can be found here
(under “Graduate Student Graduate Assistantship”):
Email CV, unofficial undergraduate transcript, and a cover letter to
email@example.com. Pre-application inquiries are welcome.
Applications will be considered as they are received. All applications
received by May 21, 2018 will be given full consideration. The selected
candidate will then be required to successfully apply and matriculate
in the Graduate School. Graduate School Admission details can be found