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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 a newly 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; landscape analysis and decision support tools embedded in geographic information systems; and how to lead 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, in addition to departmental funding opportunities. 

 

If interested, contact the program coordinator, charlotte.nelson@uconn.edu or any of our faculty to let them know you are interested in applying to Team-TERRA. You can find more information about the program in the attached brochure and on the Team-TERRA website.

 

For students entering the Team-TERRA program either fall 2022, (existing UConn students) or fall 2023 cohort (students applying for admission to UConn), applications will be reviewed starting on February 1st, 2022, with priority given to those applications that are received prior to February 1st, 2022. Rolling admission will continue until May 1st, 2022.

Predator/Prey Research Technician, U.S. Geological Survey

From: “Nolan, Benjamin S” <bnolan@usgs.gov>
Subject: Predator/Prey Research Technician, U.S. Geological Survey

Job Description:

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Boulder City, NV field station is recruiting field technicians to assist with research projects investigating black-tailed jackrabbit and coyote predator-prey interactions and ecology in southern Nevada. The majority of duties will be fieldwork based and will primarily include, but are not limited to:

*   Assisting in capturing, marking, and fitting GPS/VHF collars for jackrabbits and coyotes.
*   Using radio telemetry to monitor jackrabbit movement and behavior.
*   Retrieving, downloading, and troubleshooting radio/GPS transmitters and data loggers.
*   Collecting tissue samples (blood, tissue, DNA, parasites) and morphological measurements.
*   Investigating jackrabbit mortalities and identifying causative factors.
*   Maintaining a network of camera traps, and sorting camera trap photos/video.
*   Assisting in nocturnal spotlight line distance and other surveys for jackrabbits.
*   Performing vegetation surveys to characterize habitats.
*   Managing and maintaining large datasets.
*   Using Excel, relational databases, ArcMap, and R to enter, organize, QA/QC, and analyze data
*   Assisting with the day-to-day operations of field research (preparing supplies, vehicle and equipment maintenance).
*   Participating in other research projects as assigned.

The data that are collected will be used to analyze predator and prey population trends, movement patterns, microsite selection, diet, and home range characteristics, as well as aid in the understanding of how habitat and environmental parameters influence distribution, abundance, and food habits.

We are seeking applicants in great physical condition and capable of hiking long distances over rugged desert terrain in 110°F+ temperatures, all while carrying a 30 pound pack. Significant amounts of night work are required, including surveys and capture activities for jackrabbits. The applicant must have or be willing to obtain a current rabies vaccine. A positive attitude, flexibility, attention to detail, interest in ecological research, ability to strictly follow data collection protocols, and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team are also requirements. Experience with mammalian capture and handling, radio telemetry, Mojave Desert plant identification, ArcGIS, and data analysis in R is preferred. This project has recently expanded to include both lethal and non-lethal Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2) sampling. There may be some opportunity to work on these new disease sampling aspects of the project. As such, previous experience with biological sampling is desirable. Work-related firearms experience is beneficial, but not required.

Schedules are highly variable, can change with little notice, and will often require early morning or late evening start times, long days, and a few weekends of work.

This temporary position is scheduled to begin in July or August 2021 and extend for up to 180 working days (approximately 9 months). Extensions may be possible, contingent upon performance and funding availability.

Qualifications: 3 years of college with courses related to biological sciences (equivalent to 90 semester/135 quarter hours) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience; or 9 months of field experience; or 3 years of sub-professional experience. A valid U.S. driver’s license and a pre-employment physical are required. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Salary: GG-0404-05, $17.15 hourly, plus paid vacation and sick days.

Application instructions:  E-mail resume, cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, and contact information for at least three references in one PDF document to bnolan@usgs.gov using the format Lastname_Firstname_USGSPredatorPrey.PDF (e.g. Nolan_Benjamin_USGSPredatorPrey.PDF) by 11:59 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. For each position on your resume, please be sure to include the number of hours worked per week, as well as exact start and end dates (month/day/year). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If claiming 5 point veterans’ preference, a DD-214 showing character of discharge is required.  If claiming 10 point veterans’ preference, a SF-15 with proof of claim is required.

field assistant for wild onion pollination project

Subject: field assistant for wild onion pollination project

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer field assistant to help with a four week project on wild onion pollination in New Mexico this summer. Our Auburn University team studies how alpine bees pollinate Allium cernuum, or nodding onion, and this year, we will examine variation in nectar composition in several populations of Allium cernuum across New Mexico. An assistant will learn a wide range of techniques from insect collection to nectar extraction in this short four-week position.

Given the short season of Allium cernuum, this position is available for August 2021. Transportation, lodging, and food will be provided in addition to a $500 stipend. We are flexible on start and end dates as nodding onion varies in its flowering period.

This is an ideal position for an individual interested in pollination ecology or floral biology. Past field experience in plant-insect interactions is desirable but not required.

If interested, please email a one page resume including contact information for one reference to Charles Ray (raychah@auburn.edu) by June 15th.

Forest technician for drone inventory operations

Subject: Forest technician for drone inventory operations

Treeswift builds robots and algorithms to collect, produce, and manage complex forest data. Using uniquely customized drones, we fly underneath forest canopies to capture data that were previously impossible to collect. We are looking for part-time forest technicians to assist in drone operations starting June 2021 in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. As a visual observer, you will support cutting-edge forest inventory methods built on robotics and AI.

Key Responsibilities
– Promote situational awareness of the operating area as a visual observer before, during, and after flight operations.
– Communicate risk-management information as an integrated component of the operating team.
– Navigate across forest terrain for up to 10 hours / day.
– Record visual assessments and make physical measurements of tree and plot-level characteristics.

Desired Experience and Abilities
– Ability to travel independently within Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.
– Interest in managing and visualizing geospatial data sets.
– A part 107 remote pilot certificate is not required.

Initially we expect approximately 40 hours of work for one week in June with the possibility to continue for future operations. You are invited to apply by June 1 for immediate consideration. We will also consider applications that are received after this date as there are opportunities for growth with Treeswift in future projects throughout 2021. Send us a resume or CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position to alex@treeswift.com.

Treeswift is dedicated to building a community who embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Bureau of Land Management DHA Internship Opportunities

Subject: Bureau of Land Management DHA Internship Opportunities

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management is seeking a variety Direct Hire Authority Interns interested in dedicating at least 11 weeks in support of BLM. This internship opportunity is intended to provide individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds professional experience and exposure to public service and lands management.

A Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) internship is perhaps the most effective tool currently available to agencies seeking to expedite the hiring of qualified people in positions that must be filled quickly. It is a competitive and rigorous project based internship. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and ACE EPIC are looking to engage the next generation of conservation stewards. The program will raise awareness of our public lands, their accessibility, and the need for the community’s involvement in their preservation.
Please apply ASAP! We have a very narrow window in which to review potential applicants. The first round of applications is due May 14th.

We are looking to fill 23 position. They are:
Three Outdoor Recreation Planners (0023 series) in Phoenix, Arizona
One Misc. Admin and Program (0301 series) in Phoenix, Arizona (hybrid telework/office)
One Equipment, Facilities, and Services (1601 series) in Sacramento, California
One Education Specialist (1720 series) in Lakewood, Colorado (virtual)
One Outdoor Recreation Planner (0023 series) in Craig, Colorado
One Park Ranger (0025 series) in Montrose, Colorado
One Archeology Technician (0102 series) in Craig, Colorado
One Biological Technician (0401 series)/Ecology (0408 series)/Wildlife Biology (0486 series) in Grand Junction, Colorado
One Accounts Technician (0525 series) in Falls Church, Virginia (hybrid telework/office) One Realty Specialist (1170 series) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (hybrid telework/office)
Three Public Affairs Specialists (1035 series) that are virtual internships (Wild Horse and Burro)
One Cartographic Technician (1371 series) in Winnemucca, Nevada
One Public Affairs Specialist (1035 series) in Salt Lake City, Utah (virtual) One Public Affairs Specialist (1035 series) in West Valley City, Utah
One Wildlife Biology (0486 series) in West Valley City, Utah
One Physical Scientist Technician (1311 series) in New Castle, Wyoming Two Cartographic Technicians (0430 series) in Rock Springs, Wyoming One Surface Compliance Tech (1802 series) in Rock Springs, Wyoming

Qualifications:
– 18 or older
–  US Citizen or permanent resident (to comply with federal funding requirements)
–  Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Must be degree
seeking (those enrolled in certificate programs do not qualify)
–  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through
their resume and application and be in pursuit of a degree in a relevant field.

**Please note: Direct Hire Authority must be utilized within two years of graduation. I.E. If you are due to graduate in May 2022, then you must utilize your DHA before May 2024, even though the internship ends August 2021.

For more information about BLM DHA internships, please visit our website.

Start Date: June 2021
End Date: August 2021
Duration: 11-weeks
Compensation: $600-$700/wk. Compensation is dependent on education level (Undergraduate/Graduate). Relocation funds provided to those who qualify.
ACE Requirements:

–  A valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to provide such documentation; Driving Record check will be completed during on-boarding process. (Interns must be 21+ to drive agency vehicles);
–  Ability to undergo a federal criminal history check Required Skills:
–  Effective oral and written communication skills
–  Precise attention to detail
–  Ability to function independently and with a team
–  Strong work ethic
– High level of professionalism
– Passion for public lands
– Understanding of BLM Multiple Use Policies
Selection Criteria: Please note that this specific program is intended as opportunities for those who identify as individuals from diverse and underrepresented communities. All applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria: relevant educational and work experience, oral and written communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Selected candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment. The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

To Apply:
Please submit your application using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the ACE: DHA Internship Opportunities position listing on our website.

To be considered, we require the items listed below. Applications will be reviewed as we receive them, so we recommend applying immediately.

1. Cover letter addressing these questions:
– What position(s) / location(s) are you most interested in?
– Anticipated Graduation Date
– What skill sets do you bring to the position(s) you are applying for?
– What are your future career goals and interests

2. Current copy of your transcripts (unofficial is acceptable).

3. One letter of recommendation from a professional or educational reference.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Program Manager, Josh Haussler, at 385-226-0080 or jhaussler@usaconservation.org

World Wildlife Fund promote our summer 2021 virtual internships

Thanks for helping World Wildlife Fund promote our summer 2021 virtual internships! Throughout today and tomorrow, our team will be posting 30 open positions to our Careers page. We have paid internships supporting both business and conservation departments at WWF. These include Communications, Human Resources, Finance, Policy, Forests, Oceans, Climate, Wildlife, and more!

 

Internships will pay $15/hour for an 8-week full-time position, starting at the end of June through early August. Students will also receive a one-time $100 stipend for materials needed to be successful in their job (e.g. to support internet bills).

 

All these internships are specifically designed for undergrads, ideally a rising sophomore or junior (but not required). Each internship will have a different description – some may prefer a foreign language proficiency or familiarity with Geographic Information Systems. Others are seeking a student who can use Microsoft Suite, communicate effectively, and has a general interest in the conservation field. I would encourage students of any major to check out the openings – we are not restricting applications to specific majors and want to be as open as possible. These opportunities are a great way for students to see what it’s like working at a mission-driven nonprofit and be exposed to many different aspects of our work.

 

If you could please forward this email and link to all our openings to your contacts, that would be so appreciated!

 

The deadline for internship applications is early next week, so I encourage students to apply ASAP!

 

While I am not the hiring manager for these positions, I will be overseeing this summer’s internship program so I can assist with any general questions interested students may have – please invite them to email me at Jessica.leung@wwfus.org.

 

Appreciate you taking the time to play a role in helping us recruit for these positions!

Job: AmherstCollege.ResAssist.EvolutionDisease

> AmherstCollege.EvolutionDisease.ResAssist
>
> RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION
> EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
>
> The Hood Lab (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amherst.edu%2Fpeople%2Ffacstaff%2Fmhood&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cc8b0f3ff26ee41fe045508d91b8595b0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637571082824962974%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=J3ZiuQIUodypvKrxDkj6Qvx7HBjpQXzlukvI%2FeHOTf0%3D&amp;reserved=0) in the
> Biology Department at Amherst College is seeking to fill a full-time
> research assistant position. The position is for one year, and
> there is the possibility to reappointment for a second year. Ongoing
> projects address the evolutionary ecology of infectious disease in
> natural plant populations, which extend off the recent AmNat paper,
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> this lab span a wide range of approaches, including population biology
> and greenhouse/field work. The research assistant will gain experience
> and participate in each of these activities as well as in general lab
> maintenance and operation. Start date will be as early as July 1, 2021.
>
> Qualifications: Bachelor¢s degree in biology or related field,
> previous laboratory experience, and motivation to engage in biology
> research are expected.
>
> To apply online, please visit our web site at
>
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Famherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com%2FAmherst_Jobs%2Fjob%2FAmherst-Campus%2FResearch-Assistant—Biology_JR1065&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cc8b0f3ff26ee41fe045508d91b8595b0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637571082824972969%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=h%2Be1DV7ScNo%2F4ZwupIc7FBUNDvgY1k6QdKdgim90bqA%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women,
> persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College
> is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture
> through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MATRIX INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

Subject: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MATRIX INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

The Environmental Science and Policy Lab (Zhang Lab) seeks 1~3 interns to join a transdisciplinary and transnational project team for the Sustainable Agricultural Matrix (SAM) Project (Sustainable Agriculture Matrix). Working with scientists and stakeholders around the world, the SAM project co-develops an indicator system to assess impacts of agricultural production on sustainability from environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and co-designs strategies for advancing agricultural sustainability from farm to global scales.

Each intern is expected to work on one or several of the following tasks, depending on their qualifications and interests:

Science communication. Work with the project team to develop materials (e.g., website pages, documents, videos) to communicate the scope and progress of the project.
Project coordination. Assist the PI, Dr. Xin Zhang, to engage and facilitate the communication among the six-country/region teams and multiple organization partners in order to implement the SAM consortium project awarded by Belmont Forum (Belmont Forum)
Stakeholder survey. Assist (or lead) the design and implementation of a survey (or a structured interview) to understand the perspective of various stakeholders towards SAM indicators
Literature review. Assist (or lead) a literature review on existing frameworks and indicators for assessing environmental and socio-economic impacts of agricultural practice (e.g., cover crop).
Data management and analysis. Manage the database for the SAM indicators, address inquiries by collaborators, and develop analysis to understand the spatial and temporal patterns of SAM indicators, as well as their potential drivers.
Expected qualifications and skills:

This internship is targeted to graduate or advanced undergraduate students. Candidates for tasks 1-4 should have good writing skills. Candidates for task 5 should be proficient in at least one programming language (e.g., MATLAB, R, Python) and have experience with managing data from various sources/disciplines.

Included in the internship:

This is a contractual, hourly appointment. The chosen candidate will receive a competitive hourly wage and subsidized healthcare benefits may be available depending on the number of hours worked. Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills and experience in science communication and transdisciplinary research. They will have the opportunity to participate or even lead the development of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals. The SAM project team provides a dynamic, multi-culture, and exciting atmosphere, as well as a chance to work on the pressing sustainability challenges for the US and the world.

Based on the performance, the internship could be extended beyond the summer and/or converted to a long-term position (e.g., a Ph.D. student or a Faculty Research Assistant).

Location:  This position will be located in Frostburg, Maryland, or other locations in the U.S., based on the agreement between the intern and the PI. The intern would have to have US work eligible status.

Start date:  June 1st or sooner. The review of applications will begin May 15, 2021 and continue until qualified candidates are found.

Internship duration:  Three to six months

Applications should be sent to TESP.recruit@gmail.com  and should include the following items as a single PDF:

A letter of interest including a clear statement of why you would like to participate in this internship and which of the five task areas you are interested in.
A Curriculum Vitae including two references (with email and phone contact information)
A writing sample
Please indicate “SAM_Intern” in the subject line of your email.

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Seasonal Biological Monitoring Technician in the Byrnes Lab at UMass Boston

Subject: Seasonal Biological Monitoring Technician in the Byrnes Lab at UMass Boston

The Byrnes lab at UMass Boston seeks two summer technicians for work on biological monitoring of rocky shorelines in the Boston Harbor Islands in collaboration with the Stone Living Lab. The Stone Living Lab (Stone Living Lab) is a multi-investigator effort to evaluate the effects of green shoreline protections. Technicians will assist in the intertidal and subtidal monitoring efforts with the Byrnes lab on multiple Boston Harbor Islands from June 1 – Aug 31st. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting algal and invertebrate surveys in the intertidal, boat and dive tending, species identification, and data entry. We hope to hire at least one technician who will also be able to perform SCUBA surveys (see qualifications below) as part of the team. Technicians will also work on literature search projects looking at species interactions and thermal tolerances of species surveyed as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will need to be able to work as part of a field research team, with solid communication skills. Candidates should have familiarity with marine environments – either a degree or working towards a degree with a marine science focus – have a strong attention to detail, and confidence to handle difficult field conditions in collaboration with a supervisor. The seasonal technician should be able to spend long periods of time outdoors, be able to lift 50 lbs., and is expected to work 40 hrs a week, Monday to Friday, with the exception of holidays. Some early morning hours or working through weekends will be required due to tidal schedules, with concomitant time off. Scientific diving certification is required for candidates interested in conducting SCUBA surveys.

Dates: June 1 – Aug. 31, 2021

Salary: The salary for this position is $7,500 for the summer. The position is non-benefitted.

Covid Precautions: As the candidates will be working both on campus and on small boats with members of the team, we request that they are fully vaccinated prior to starting the position, as requested for all UMB on campus employees.

Application: Please send a cover letter and CV to jarrett.byrnes@umb.edu with the subject line SLL Summer Technician. Applications will be considered up to end of day Monday May 17th. Interviews will be conducted promptly, as we realize this is a tight turnaround.

Further information: For further information or questions, contact jarrett.byrnes@umb.edu.

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Research Internship

From: Joclyn Villegas <jvillegas@imms.org>
Subject: Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Research Internship

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) Research Internship Program is designed as a way for students interested in a career in marine science to gain valuable research experience in a real-world setting. As an intern, you will be trained in all aspects of dolphin photo-ID research as well as any other current research projects at IMMS that may involve species such as: bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, or diamondback terrapins. Interns will also participate in other operations at IMMS including: stranding response, aquarist and reptile care, and animal care. Our goal is to give interns a well-rounded experience in a variety of areas while providing expert training and experience in marine science research.
Interns must:
– Commit to a minimum of 12 weeks. The internship can be extended depending on work performance
– Be available to work Mon-Fri and must be available for all boat-based surveys. Some field days may fall on the weekends.
– Have a strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to admit mistakes.
– Produce high quality research efforts and exhibit strong interpersonal skills
Principle Duties include: data entry, learning all research protocols, cropping and sorting photo-ID fin images, learning to use photo-ID programs such as Darwin (fin matching software) and FinBase (Microsoft Access), boat based field research (21′ boat), and learn how to use ArcGIS
Secondary Duties include: assisting animal care staff, attending marine mammal necropsies, responding to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings, and assisting educational staff
Field Days: Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water and on shore in sometimes extreme seasonal conditions. Seasonal temperatures range from over 100°F in summer to 30°F in winter. Field days typically exceed eight hours and occur at least two or three times a week
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be 18 or older and must have a genuine interest in marine research. Applicants should be actively pursuing a college degree or be a recent graduate in oceanography, marine science/biology, biology, or a related field. Previous research experience in any capacity is a plus. Applicants must be able and willing to fulfill all duties outlined for this internship program.
This is an unpaid position and interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Once accepted, IMMS staff will assist interns in finding rooms available to rent, usually with other staff members.
The deadline to apply for the Mid session (July 12 – October 4, 2021) and fall sessions (August 2 – October 22, 2021 or September 20 – December 10, 2021) is June 1, 2021. Please know we are aware that our internship dates do not always match up with school, but we are willing to work with students to accommodate these differences. For application and full details on how to apply please visit our website at imms.org/internship

Joclyn Villegas

Hiring a research field technician/seed collector – Boise, Idaho

Subject: Hiring a research field technician/seed collector – Boise, Idaho

Hello! We are anticipating hiring a research field technician/seed collector to help a graduate student collect their data for five weeks.

Dates: June 15th-July 16th 2021 (five weeks, start and end date not flexible)
Salary: $15/hour and $20 per diem for camping grocery expenses
Location: Boise, Idaho

Position description: The field technician will be employed at the University of Nevada, Reno, and help the graduate student collect seeds and data from 12 species from public lands. The field sites are located in rural areas in western Idaho and eastern Oregon (mostly Owyhee and Malheur counties) and may require up to 8 hours of driving on paved and unpaved roads. The crew will camp at field sites, possibly every week, for 1-4 nights at undeveloped campsites using Leave No Trace Principles. You will need to supply your own camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, and a sleeping bag), field clothes, and a comfortable medium sized backpack, and we will provide seed collection and cooking equipment. We provide a $20 per diem for grocery expenses for every day spent in the field during camping trips. There is no per diem for workdays that do not involve camping. The typical work week will be 40 hours with 10-hour days Monday through Thursday. You will learn how to identify common species in the Northern Great Basin Desert, learn about research project design, gain career experience in seed collection and data collection, and get to work outdoors in beautiful natural areas.

Required qualifications:
-The technician must be 18 years old or older
-Driver’s license and ability to drive up to 8 hours a day on paved and unpaved roads
-Willingness to work and camp outside under various environmental conditions (hot, inclement weather, rain, cold nights)
-Willingness to camp in undeveloped sites (no bathrooms or running water) using Leave No Trace Principles for 1-4 nights per week
-Basic botanical knowledge and ability to tell a target species apart from look-alike species, or demonstrated observational skills

Preferred qualifications:
-Knowledge of the flora of the northern Great Basin Desert
-Experience driving four-wheel-drive vehicles on undeveloped roads
-Experience camping in undeveloped areas and knowledge of Leave No Trace principles
-Trained in Wilderness First Aid

To apply: please email your resume to lcshriver@gmail.com

Thank you and happy spring!

Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy crops

Subject: Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy crops


*Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy crops*
*Starting Date:*Mid-Late May *Application Due: *April 30

Internship at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR), in south-central Florida in the Agro-Ecology Program. 

Ideal for students with Undergraduate Degree contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides weekly stipend and room

We are seeking an intern (6 months) to assist with a project investigating the environmental sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production. This project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, University of Illinois) and Archbold’s BIR. BIR is a division of Archbold Biological Station with ten research staff and four operations staff, located 11 miles away from the main field station. BIR is operated as a commercial cattle ranch which serves as a research platform to investigate ecological and economic dynamics on working landscapes. The successful intern will be supervised by Dr. Elena Blanc-Betes (University of Illinois), Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas (University of Illinois), Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (BIR), and Mr. Nathaniel Spicer (BIR). The intern will be exposed to research in biogeochemistry, crop and grassland ecology, and disturbance ecology (harvesting, grazing, fire, flooding). Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab. The station has a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere. Here are two documentaries about Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch:
(Youtube: Cowboys and ScientistsYoutube: The Science of a Florida Ranch


*Internship Highlights*
This internship offers an opportunity for providing novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world: securing food and energy in a sustainable way; and for learning how research works. The intern’s independent research project will improve understanding of how changes in land use affect the exchange of greenhouse gases (CO_2, CH_4 ) between the atmosphere and subtropical bioenergy crops and pastures.

This internship is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree contemplating graduate school, as you will learn vital skills such as experimental design, technical field and lab skills using state of the art equipment to study biogeochemistry, and collaborating with other scientists.

*Duties*
The successful intern will be trained to use a variety of instruments to measure ecosystem CO_2 , CH_4 and N_2 O fluxes from ecosystems. Other fieldwork will include aboveground and belowground biomass, and soil and water collection. Labwork will include drying and weighing biomass, grinding biomass using a Wiley Mill, soil sieving, acid washing etc. Long days and work on weekends may be required during intense data collection campaigns.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience with similar measurements or a strong background (coursework) in biogeochemistry, but all are encouraged to apply. Field work regularly consists of long days of moderately demanding physical labor in hot and humid conditions. Candidates with experiences that demonstrate proficiency working outdoors will be considered. The intern must be highly motivated and enthusiastic about living and working in a rural field-station setting. A valid driver’ s license and own transportation for personal activities is required.

Interns typically work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on their research project. Internships run for 6 months but are flexible in their duration. Interns are required to give an oral presentation based on their independent research project. The format of this presentation will likely be a Zoom Webinar due to Covid-19.

*Compensation*
Interns receive room and a weekly stipend of $245, subject to deductions for Social Security and Medicare (paid bi-weekly). Free of charge lodging ending no later than three days after the conclusion of the internship, as residing on Ranch property is a requirement for this position. Please note that lodging includes communal kitchen, living space, and bathroom, but interns have their own bedroom.

To *apply for this internship*, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a description of previous research experience, a resume or CV, a summary of grades, and two letters of recommendation *by* *April 30, 2021*. Please email applications to: Dr. Gomez-Casanovas, ngomezca@igb.illinois.edu. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. The Station cannot hire people without legal status to work in the U.S. Should you require further information please email Dr. Gomez-Casanovas.

Due to Covid-19, we require new staff and interns to quarantine for 2 weeks in a visiting researcher cabin. Limited interaction with staff will occur in the first two weeks. Masks are required indoors, except
when sitting at a personal desk, and during field work if maintaining 6 foot distance is not possible.

Seed Collection Crew Leader – IAE Southwest

Subject: Seed Collection Crew Leader – IAE Southwest

The Institute for Applied Ecology Southwest is hiring a Crew Lead for a seed collection crew to be based out of Tucson, AZ. The crew will split their time between the Tonto and Coronado National Forests collecting native seed for seed increase, research, and restoration.

The position runs from July 26-November 5, but we are also offering an optional 8-week paid training period (May 24-July 23) in Santa Fe, NM where the crew lead would work with other seed collection crews in northern New Mexico. To learn more and apply please visit- https://appliedeco.org/get-involved/jobs/Subject: Seed Collection Crew Leader – IAE Southwest

The Institute for Applied Ecology Southwest is hiring a Crew Lead for a seed collection crew to be based out of Tucson, AZ. The crew will split their time between the Tonto and Coronado National Forests collecting native seed for seed increase, research, and restoration.

The position runs from July 26-November 5, but we are also offering an optional 8-week paid training period (May 24-July 23) in Santa Fe, NM where the crew lead would work with other seed collection crews in northern New Mexico. To learn more and apply please visit- https://appliedeco.org/get-involved/jobs/

summer part time research assistant UConn

Research assistant summer 2021

The UConn EEB fish lab is likely to have an part-time research assistant position available for June 1-August 27. The lab is working on a project studying the migration patterns of juvenile river herring populations in CT.

This work will involve a combination of field and lab work. Field work will occur in southeastern CT streams and involve collecting fish and monitoring equipment installed at various sites. Assistant will need to travel using own vehicle. Lab will involve taking data from photographs and/or video and dissecting fish specimens. Lab work will occur in Schultz lab on the Storrs campus.

The position will be funded at 20 hours per week, at $15 per hour.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to eric.schultz@uconn.edu.

Required qualifications: valid drivers license; completion of two semesters of college-level biology.

Preferred qualifications: experience in handling fish; experience in conducting field ecological research.

Southwest Conservation Corps hiring COVID Response Team crew leaders!

Southwest Conservation Corps is excited to partner with the Santa Fe National Forest to host COVID Response Teams. We are now hiring crew leaders! 


Title: Santa Fe National Forest, COVID Response Team – Crew Leader
Reports to: Adult Programs Manager
Locations: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Start/end date: May 17, 2021 October 2021
Wages: 685 / week
Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniforms, development opportunities
Position open until filled.

Southwest Conservation Corps:
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

Position Summary:
The Santa Fe Covid Response Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1 Leader and 2 Members. This smaller size allows the crew more mobility and ease of travel throughout the forest to respond to unique project needs.

Crews work primarily in frontcountry locations in all weather conditions. Standard schedule consists of 5 days on-hitch (8 hours/day) and 2 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time. The Crews will be based out of Santa Fe and can expect not to return to office during work time.

Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship,   Leave No Trace, and risk management. A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role. See below for core competencies.

The Santa Fe National Forest, Covid Response Crew will work with the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District or the Jemez Ranger District for their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Districts received an amount of visitation far beyond the seasonal crew capacity to maintain recreation facilities’ cleanliness, address vandalism repairs, and address resource impacts to dispersed recreation areas.

Project work will include, but not limited to: Install signage in highly impacted areas, Replace doors and other structures that were vandalized during closures, Repair damaged picnic tables, Assist with the district’s cleaning schedule to ensure an acceptable state of recreational facilities, Remove trash, and address the immediate 3-5 miles of highly impacted trails.

Leadership & Mentorship:
*   Integrate values pertaining to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the corps
*   Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.
*   Foster 21stcentury work skills in corps members, i.e.: collaboration & teamwork, creativity & imagination, critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility & adaptability
*   Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent SCC. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while involved in the program

Project Management & Implementation:
*   Implement an 8 to 10-hour workday and ensure professionalism is always maintained
*   Delegation of project work & investment among crew
*   Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work
*   Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems
*   Effectively coordinate logistics with project partners, crew, & SCC staff

Risk Management:
*   Analyze, manage, and inform on hazardous conditions and crew health
*   Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
*   Transport crew and equipment safely in vans or large SUVs with trailers

Administration:
*   Meet all deadlines for documentation, i.e., timesheets, evaluations, incident reports
*   Record all project related outcomes and deliverables
*   Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

Minimum Qualifications:
*   Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission
*   Ability to effectively and manage all aspects of crew life and production within a 40 to 50-hour work week
*   Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment
*   Willingness to learn
*   Must be adaptive, patient and able to maintain a positive perspective throughout the season
*   Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions
*   Must be able to speak, understand and write English
*   High School diploma or GED certificate
*   Must hold current/relevant medical certification (WFA, WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AED
*   Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC) and a current driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:
*   Experience with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps
*   Be a local resident of New Mexico
*   Experience with experiential and/or environmental education
*   Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people
*   Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others
*   Desire to work on a variety of conservation-based projects
*   Strong conflict resolution skills
*   Leadership experience with youth or young adults
*   Technical trail experience
*   Relevant Bachelor’s Degree
*   Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in others.

Conservation Legacy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply:
Upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Leader application here!
Any questions can be addressed to: Lisa Slupianek, Four Corners Adult Program Manager – lslupianek@conservationlegacy.org

Ecological Monitoring Positions in Las Cruces with Southwest Conservation Corps and Bureau of Land Managemen

Southwest Conservation Corps is currently accepting applications for Ecological Monitoring crew leaders and members in Las Cruces, NM.

Crew Leader
Number of Positions:  3
Location: Las Cruces BLM District Office in New Mexico
Program Dates:
1 position: July 5, 2021 to July 1, 2022 (52 weeks)
2 positions: July 5, 2021 to February 18, 2022 (33 weeks)
Salary:  $685/week
Benefits:  Paid training; camping food allowance ($13/day via company credit card); health benefits package
Hiring Benefits:  Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.

Crew Member
Number of Positions:  6
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Living Stipend:   $520/week
Benefits:  Paid training; camping food allowance ($13/day via company credit card); AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,907.50 upon satisfactory completion of term
Hiring Benefits:   Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.  See below.  Must be under age 31 upon issue of certificate.
Program Dates:  July 12 – December 17, 2021

Crews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: BLM AIM.    Crews will consist of three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead.  Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.

Within all plots, the crew will identify vegetation to species, gather species cover and composition data using line-point intercept and gap measurements, measure soil stability, and describe the site and soil pits.  All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase.  Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets and are further analyzed and, at the end of the season, synthesized into various reports for future land management planning.  The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry.

Thank you,

IMMEDIATE HIRE – Northern Spotted Owl Crew Surveyor

From: Turnstone Jobs <jobs@turnstoneenvironmental.com>
Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc.
IMMEDIATE HIRE – Northern Spotted Owl Crew Surveyor

Location: Southern & Western Oregon
Salary Range: $2500 to $3500 monthly (compensation may be salary or hourly)
Dates of Employment: Immediate start through June or August 31, 2021

Job Description:
Turnstone is a small, locally owned environmental consulting firm. We help our clients protect and manage shared natural resources with solutions that are practical, forward thinking, and built on a foundation of good science. We are passionate, motivated, and team-oriented professionals who all started as seasonal field technicians ourselves and now strive to be leaders in the wildlife field. Turnstone is currently seeking to fill surveyor positions based out of the Medford area & western Oregon. These are a full-time, temporary-seasonal position, with surveyor duties including, but not limited to:

  *   Conduct broadcast surveys for northern spotted owls; identify, record, and map locations of spotted owls and other owl and raptor species including barred owls, great horned owls, northern pygmy owls, and northern goshawks
  *   Conduct daytime surveys after spotted owl detections in order to locate nests and determine nesting status
  *   Significant job-related travel, including nighttime travel on unpaved forest roads
  *   Record clear, concise, and accurate field data
  *   Communicate clearly with crew leader, project manager, and landowners
Housing is available from April to June with extended work of July and August requiring extensive camping for positions in the Medford area. Field vehicles will be provided unless employees choose to use a personal vehicle for reimbursement. CDC recommended COVID safety guidelines will be observed. Salary range is roughly equivalent to $14-20/hour. Salary will be based on experience as position and location is outlined. Other survey locations are distributed throughout Oregon and will require significant travel. Please indicate your willingness to travel, and any limits or strong preference for general location in your cover letter.

Announcements will remain open until the position is filled.

Minimum Requirements:
A minimum of one year of field survey experience is required. Spotted owl experience is strongly preferred but may not be required if applicant has avian or other relevant field experience. Having a B.S. degree in wildlife biology or related field is required for crew leads. The successful applicant will possess the following characteristics:

  *   Strong data collection skills
  *   Comfortable with a schedule that may include night, day or split shifts which typically range between 9-12 hours per shift
  *   Flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and comfortable working independently or as part of a team of peers
  *   Integrity, quality and accuracy in adhering to scientific protocols
  *   Consistent record of working in a safe and efficient manner
  *   Good physical fitness and the ability to hike off trail in steep and/or brushy conditions, sometimes in the dark and/or in inclement weather
  *   Excellent field skills: orienteering, GPS, map reading skills
  *   Ability to operate 4WD vehicles and navigate forest roads of various conditions
  *   Good vision and hearing
  *   Comfortable using electronic (PDF) data forms and Adobe Reader
  *   A solid sense of humor and joy of working in an outdoor setting
Successful candidates will gain outstanding experience in field ornithology, endangered species surveys, advanced field skills, and get a chance to see what a lifelong career in environmental consulting could look like, all while working closely with a diverse team of other motivated folks in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
To Apply:
To apply, please complete an application through the employment section of our website under the Northern Spotted Owl Crew Leads & Surveyors post. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Company website: Turnstone Environmental

Alaska Field Technician Position

Subject: Alaska Field Technician Position

The Hydro-Biogeochemical Research Group at the University of Washington is looking to fill a paid summer field technician position.

Starting in late May 2021, the hydro-biogeochemistry group at UW in Seattle (UW Hydro-biogeochemistry Opportunities) has an opening for a summer field technician. The technician will be working at two field sites located in Alaska “one in Fairbanks and one in Kenai” on a project investigating methane production and methane oxidation in permafrost thaw bogs. The project is focused on advancing understanding of how permafrost landscapes in Northern latitudes affect, and are affected by, climatic change. The site in Fairbanks is in the Bonanza Creek LTER research forest and is part of the Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX). The site in Kenai is in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The technician will live in Fairbanks over the summer in supplied housing and travel back and forth to the two field sites by car. All travel, including flights to Alaska (if needed) and transportation while in Alaska, are paid for by the program. Position responsibilities include assisting the field efforts of a graduate student researcher, making various routine measurements (e.g., gas flux, well elevations, water levels, active layer depth, etc.), overseeing performance and troubleshooting of an automated belowground root imaging and oxygen sensor network, and carrying heavy loads of equipment to and from the site (~1 mile distance).

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann (rbneum@uw.edu) with:
1) A cover letter expressing why you are interested and qualified for the position
2) A CV or resume
3) Names and contact information of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.

Nyholm lab

The Nyholm Lab in Molecular and Cell Biology is looking for some help taking care of our squid this fall! This would involve monitoring water quality, feeding squid/shrimp, and sometimes going into the field to catch shrimp. We will teach you everything you need to know on the job. It’s a great opportunity to work hands-on with animals. This is a volunteer position, BUT if you are eligible for work study, we can hire you through the work study program so you can be paid for this work. 

To apply, fill out this Google form by end of day, April 28, 2021: https://forms.gle/YBijHc6TexPrFYNp9

If you are interested in the lab’s research, you can learn more at our site this here: https://nyholmlab.uconn.edu/

If you have any questions, you can email me at derrick.kamp@uconn.edu

RockyMountainBiologicalLab.REU.PlantEvolutionaryEcol

The Anderson lab at the University of Georgia is searching for an
enthusiastic undergraduate with a strong interest in evolutionary
ecology for field research in an NSF REU position (National Science
Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates) from June-August
2021. We study the ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate
change for natural plant populations. We focus on research on Drummond¡¯s
rockcress (Boechera stricta in the plant family Brassicaceae), a mustard
plant native to the Rocky Mountains. Our studies take place around the
Rocky Mountain Biological Lab (http://www.rmbl.org/), which is located in
Gothic, Colorado near the wildflower capital of Colorado (Crested Butte).
We quantify plant fitness and traits to ask whether climate change
could disrupt long-standing patterns of local adaptation, and to test
whether phenotypic plasticity will enable populations to persist in the
short-term. We perform large-scale reciprocal transplant experiments
to examine patterns of adaptive evolution and natural selection in
contemporary landscapes. Since fall 2013, we have planted >150,000
seeds and seedlings into five experimental gardens ranging in elevation
from 2500 m to 3340 m (8202 feet to 11000 feet). Our summer research
involves intensive monitoring of these experimental plants to record
data on germination success, survival, growth, reproductive success,
as well as life history and morphological traits. We conduct most of
our work in the field, with a small proportion of indoor lab work.

Undergraduate students are eligible for this REU position. If you will
graduate prior to field work, please consider applying to our field
technician positions.

The successful candidate will assist with ongoing fieldwork. In addition,
there are many opportunities for students to develop independent
projects associated with our overall objectives, including studies on: 1)
population divergence in ecologically-relevant traits, especially drought,
UV tolerance, and herbivore resistance; 2) phenotypic plasticity at
multiple spatial scales; 3) population density and species composition
of the herbivore community that attacks Drummond¡¯s rockcress; 4)
flower color polymorphism; and 5) the importance of maternal effects in
biological responses to climate change.

We are offering a stipend of $500/week for a full time REU student (40
hours/week) for 10 weeks.  The exact start and end dates are flexible. We
will cover room and board at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
and reimburse travel expenses up to $500. Fieldwork will involve hiking
to experimental gardens through rough terrain (1-3 miles one-way daily).

The University of Georgia is committed to maintaining a fair
and respectful environment for living, work, and study. We celebrate
diversity in human identity, experience, and perspective. Collectively,
we excel when we learn from each other and when we remain open to new
points of view. We seek to cultivate an inclusive lab culture, open to
people of all racial, socioeconomic, religious, cultural backgrounds,
family structure, gender identities, and sexual orientations, and to
people with disabilities. To this purpose, we encourage applications from
individuals excited to study evolutionary ecology in nature. Members of
the Anderson field team are expected to be masked and maintain social
distancing in public locations as detailed in RMBL and Gunnison county
public health guidelines (covid19.gunnisoncounty.org). Vaccinations
against COVID-19 are strongly encouraged but not required.

The application consists of a cover letter listing your qualifications,
a CV/ or r¨¦sum¨¦ and contact information for two references, all of
which can be emailed to Dr. Jill Anderson at: jta24@uga.edu.

Applications are due by March 25th, 2021

Feel free to contact Dr. Anderson if you have any questions about
the position.  Additional information about our work can be found at:
https://research.franklin.uga.edu/Anderson/

Student summer jobs – mosquito program 2021

Please find attached the following job announcement describing several Research Assistant positions that are available for students this summer at the Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, CT.  Would you kindly post and/or bring these to the attention of your students whom you think may be interested.

Student summer jobs- mosquito program 2021

Research Internships

Fundación Para La Tierra, an international award-winning (Rolex Awards, Nat Geo, Rufford, NAAEE, International Primatology Society etc.) research and conservation organization based in Paraguay, offers students professionally supervised internships and placements to help boost their career prospects while contributing to long-term conservation in Paraguay. If your students are looking for opportunities to support their academic studies, we have opportunities available during both term-time and the summer months. 

 

At Para La Tierra, students earn hands-on experience running a research project of their own design. Interns are trained in the field techniques required for their study and gain valuable skills to strengthen their profile, including research, scientific writing, presentation, data collection, and data analysis. From project design to execution, our interns are in charge of every step of their project, receiving guidance from experts in their field. Interns can choose from a wide variety of projects ranging from behavioral or ecological research, to taxonomic studies or even community-based projects. All intern projects are directly involved in promoting the conservation of the threatened and understudied Ñeembucú Wetland Complex in Southern Paraguay. The most successful projects are published in peer-reviewed journals, raising Paraguay’s profile at the international level. So far 19 interns have had their studies published in international peer-reviewed journals, with 13 more in preparation. 

 

Fundación Para La Tierra was founded in 2010 and is dedicated to the conservation of fragile habitats in Paraguay through scientific research, community engagement and environmental education. Over the past decade, we have hosted over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the world to conduct independent research projects in Paraguay. Every one of them has made a tangible contribution to the conservation of species and ecosystems of Paraguay.

 

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the well-being of our visitors remains our biggest priority and we are taking the advice of experts and the authorities. We have implemented strict internal health and safety protocols in accordance with worldwide recommendations to keep everyone safe and healthy. Students are able to travel to Paraguay, where COVID numbers are relatively low, and to Pilar where the Para La Tierra research station is based, with complete peace of mind.

 

If you believe that these opportunities would be of interest to your students, please find attached an information booklet to share with your network. I would love to organize a call to provide more details or discuss how Para La Tierra can adjust our opportunities to better suit the students at University of Connecticut.

 

To learn more about our organization as a whole, please visit our website www.paralatierra.org.

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – NEST-SEARCHING FIELD TECHNICIAN SW OREGON

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – NEST-SEARCHING FIELD TECHNICIAN SW OREGON
Pay Rate: $13.95/hr.
Duration: ~April 15 – July 30, 2021 (exact dates TBD)
Primary Location: 40 min. east of Ashland, OR

Klamath Bird Observatory (https://klamathbird.org/) is seeking to fill a Field Technician position in our Oregon Vesper Sparrow demography research program. We are contributing to a range-wide study to understand causes of decline in this imperiled subspecies. Primary duties will include nest-searching and monitoring, color-band resighting, and vegetation surveys in meadows of the western Cascades, and associated data entry based out of our office in Ashland, Oregon.

EXPECTATIONS: Primary duties will be nest-searching and monitoring, color-band resighting, vegetation surveys, and data entry. The Field Technician will also assist in supervising one intern. Previous nest-searching experience is required, and additional experience in the other field methods is preferred. Training in specific protocols will be provided. Ability to use your own vehicle (typically on paved or improved dirt roads; 4WD is not necessary), and willingness to camp for the duration of the field season are required. We can provide suggestions for free rustic camping options near field sites.

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous nest-searching experience and ability to see full range of colors are required. Experience searching for grassland bird nests using parental behavior and identifying common western grass species is preferred. Applicants should be prepared to start at dawn, work in the field in all types of weather, carefully follow protocols and meticulously record data, be in good physical condition, and possess good communication skills. Applicants must enjoy the outdoors, and be willing to work in areas with biting insects and the potential to encounter rattlesnakes, black bears, and cougars. It is essential that the applicant be comfortable with camping and working independently in the field (but near rural highways, and within a 40-min. drive of Ashland).

COMPENSATION: The Field Technician will be paid $13.95/hr., not to exceed 40 hrs./wk. Transportation to Ashland, OR, and personal field and camping gear are the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must have a car, valid driver’s license, current insurance, and be able to provide their driving record upon request. Use of a personal vehicle for work purposes will be required, and the Field Technician will be reimbursed for mileage at $0.56/mile.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter including your dates of availability and vehicle type, and contact info for 3 references by email to Dr. Sarah Rockwell (smr@klamathbird.org). We will review applications on a rolling basis, starting immediately and continuing until the position is filled. Note that offers are contingent on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent health and safety mandates throughout the field season.

Seasonal Field Assistant, Central Ohio

Subject: Job: Seasonal Field Assistant, Central Ohio

The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio has an opening for a Seasonal Field Assistant during the spring-summer-fall of 2021.

Position Description
Under the direction of the Land Conservation Director, the seasonal Field Assistant supports the department land management efforts through invasive species control, wildlife control and monitoring, trail maintenance, and mowing. This position will also assist with the restoration of ecosystems, daily greenhouse care and native plantings. In addition, the seasonal Field Assistant will perform routine, non-skilled grounds maintenance and general labor functions, when needed.

Job Responsibilities
-Conduct routine land management tasks, including invasive species control, herbicide application, native plantings, water resource management, trail maintenance and mowing to benefit native wildlife.
-Utilize a variety of equipment and hand tools, to include but not limited to: tractors, mowers, ATVs, chainsaws, string trimmers, hedge trimmers and herbicide backpack sprayers.
-Support daily greenhouse operations.
-Assist with strategically timed mowing of trails and native grasslands to promote native biodiversity in The Arboretum natural areas.
-Conduct weekly bluebird trail monitoring, maintain nesting structures and aid in additional wildlife surveys.
-Contribute to educational events that support The Arboretum mission.
-Assist with nuisance wildlife management, as needed.

Qualifications
-Minimum of two (2) years of college-level education in natural resources, wildlife ecology, ecosystem restoration, conservation or related field required.
-Ability to regularly use motorized equipment and hand tools, including tractors mowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, and string trimmers while adhering to all safety protocols.
-Ability to work independently with instruction and as part of a team.
-Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and perform physically strenuous work.
-Strong knowledge of central Ohio flora and/or native avian identification.
-Demonstrated experience utilizing herbicides for invasive species management.
-Ability to regularly work weekends, occasional holidays and evenings as scheduled.
-Must have a valid driver license with acceptable driving record.

To Apply
E-mail your cover letter and resume to smdrake@dawesarb.org by Sunday, March 21, 2021.  In the subject line, include position title, Seasonal Field Assistant.

****Outreach notice, multiple field crew positions with PNW-FIA, response due 3/28/2021*****

The Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program is outreaching for the following permanent positions:

GS-0401-5/7/9 Biological Scientist, crew leader (18/8) in Mt. Shasta, CA; Redding, CA; and Cle Elum, WA 

GS-0462-5/6 Forestry Technician (Research) crew member (18/8) in Eugene, OR; Bend, OR; Mammoth Lake, CA; Fresno, CA; and San Bernardino, CA.

Please see the attached outreach notices for each position, and respond no later than March 28th, 2021 to Sm.fs.pnw_fia_jobs@usda.gov.  For questions about the positions, please send them to Sm.fs.pnw_fia_jobs@usda.gov.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/pnw/page/pnw-fia-data-collection-join-our-team

Part-Time Passerine Bander/Field Assistant, New York

Subject: Part-Time Passerine Bander/Field Assistant, New York

Position: Part-Time Passerine Bander/Field Assistant
Employer: Clark Lab of Fordham Universit
Location: Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station, Armonk, NY
Salary: $2,000 – $3,000 for the summer, commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins 4/1/2021

Details:
Experienced passerine bander needed for the summer field season: June – August (and possibly September) 2021. We are looking for one field assistant to work alongside undergraduates, graduate students, and experienced banders to assist with data collection for two graduate research projects. The banding schedule is dependent on weather, and the fieldwork schedule is generally decided on a week-to-week basis.

For one project (mostly June – July), we will be banding passerines and near passerines, color banding gray catbirds, and collecting blood samples from gray catbirds. Color-branded individuals are then tracked with a handheld GPS and audio recorder on non-banding days to record vocalizations and map nesting territories. We will also be piloting the use of tracking packages containing both a GPS data logger and a VHF transmitter to track bird movement and map territories.

For the second project (July – September), we will be banding passerines and near passerines and collecting ticks and blood samples for a project exploring birds in the ecology of tick-borne diseases. We will band birds and collect samples specifically for this project at least once a week in July and September and twice a week in August.

Primary responsibilities include: 1) extracting birds from mist nets, 2) handling and processing birds, 3) tracking catbirds, and 4) other fieldwork related responsibilities as necessary. Field assistant must have experience opening/closing mist nets, extracting birds, and handling, identifying, aging, and sexing passerines and near passerines. Experience color banding and collecting blood samples would be preferred but is not required. Experience identifying arthropods is welcome, but not required. Work will generally be 30 minutes prior to sunrise for 6-7 hours, 3-5 days per week for an average of 20-30 hours/week. Successful candidates should have an interest in birds, possess a positive attitude, be able to work in close company with coworkers, be able to follow protocols, be prepared to work long hours in sometimes adverse conditions (heat and humidity), and be meticulous.

We have a socially distancing bird banding protocol based on CDC guidelines, including the use of face masks. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, applicants would ideally be based in New York State or from states not on New York’s travel advisory list and be able to commute to field sites. The provision of basic housing is a remote possibility that is still being discussed.

Please submit a resume and two references to Medha Pandey (95pandey.m@gmail.com). Please include “Summer Passerine Bander/Field Assistant” as the email subject line.

Plant Ecology Technician Announcement

Subject: Plant Ecology Technician Announcement

The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting one full-time, temporary position (June 1 to end of August) to conduct long-term vegetation monitoring and contribute to forest research in the Acadia National Park region.

Job Title: Plant Ecology Technician
Job Type: full-time, temporary position
Organization: Schoodic Institute
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
Open Period: March 12 – March 22, 2021
Vacancies: 1 position
Duration: 14 weeks June 1 to end of August
Compensation: $14/hour

Primary Responsibilities: The incumbent will assist with long-term vegetation monitoring programs in Acadia National Park. This is a field-based position, and incumbent will be required to carry a 35+ pound pack, work in all weather conditions, and hike off trail through rough terrain. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.

Duties:
-Attend forest crew training and sample permanent forest health plots in Acadia National Park (June and July).
-Assist with intensive wetland monitoring in 10 sentinel sites in Acadia National Park, including sampling vegetation, collecting water samples, and assessing buffer condition (August).
-Other duties may include disinfecting equipment, pressing unknown plant specimens, assisting with park vegetation inventories, preparing soil samples for processing, data entry, and data quality assurance/quality control.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:
-Experience conducting field work in difficult conditions (e.g., harsh terrain, high heat/humidity, and biting insects)
-Experience with and interest in learning plant identification, including ability to identify northeastern trees and shrubs.
-Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive NPS-provided vehicles throughout the season.
-Must be a US Citizen
-Upon selection, applicant will be subjected to a federal background investigation and must receive favorable adjudication to be hired.
-o be considered for the position, incumbent must agree to follow COVID-safety measures, which will be discussed in more detail during the interview process.

For more information and to apply, view the job announcement on the Schoodic Institute website: https://schoodicinstitute.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Forestry Technician Sierra Nevada, California (April Start)

Subject: Forestry Technician Sierra Nevada, California (April Start)

The Bisbing Lab & the Adaptive Management Experiment (AMEX) is seeking an additional Forestry Technician to assist in the early spring seedling planting endeavor and then continue on into a field season.  The Forestry Technician will support silvicultural operations as part of the experimental treatment and reforestation initiatives, including planting and site preparation. Duties will primarily include, but are not limited to: marking timber, site preparation, hand piling, felling hazard trees, and planting seedlings.  Housing on-site is provided as is a field vehicle for on-site work. Non-traditional housing may be necessary at some locations (camping, trailer, etc.).

Preferred candidates will have previous experience working in mountainous field conditions, chainsaw use and/or sawyer qualifications, cruising and marking skills, experience or interest in planting seedlings, and the ability to work well with others for long hours under strenuous field conditions.  Technicians should be capable of hiking long distances with a heavy pack, have the ability to work under inclement weather conditions, have experience driving a 4wd truck, hold a valid driver’s license, and be able to work collegially as part of a research team in remote environments. Field work will involve driving on backcountry dirt roads and hiking and navigating off- trail. After seedling planting, the field season will run for 16 consecutive weeks from early June (dependent upon snowpack) through the end of September. Pay is $17/hr for technician positions.

Additionally, any candidates interested in only aiding in planting across the Sierras (approximately April-May) may apply.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Alexis Graves at: adaptiveforestmanagement@gmail.com.

For more information on the project, please visit: https://www.adaptive-forest-management-experiment.com/ 

Plant Conservation Seasonal Technician, Newton, Georga

Subject: Job: Plant Conservation Seasonal Technician, Newton, Georga

The Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for three Plant Conservation Seasonal Technician positions. These positions emphasize the conservation of rare plant species in southwest Georgia, primarily through documenting rare plant populations and collecting seed for our developing seed bank.  Primary duties include seed collection, processing for long-term storage, viability testing, maintaining detailed records, and data entry. The position will also assist with other tasks of the Plant Ecology lab including collecting long-term vegetation and photo point data, or other field and laboratory work as needed. This 3-month position begins mid-May 2021, with the possibility of extension. No-cost on-site housing is provided on an as-available basis, but is optional. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Research Associate.

The 28,000-acre research center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center research, education, and conservation programs seek to understand, demonstrate, and promote excellence in natural resource management and conservation.  The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, more than 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. For more information visit our web site: https://www.jonesctr.org/
Job Requirements: Ability to independently follow instructions. Field work requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding conditions (e.g., heat, high humidity, exposure to poison oak/ivy, and insects). Must have a valid driver license.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or significant progress toward a degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field. Previous experience with seed collection or plant identification in the southeastern U.S. and the use of dichotomous keys is highly desired. Computer and laboratory-related experience is also preferable.

Wages: $11.00 – $15.00 per hour, depending on experience (including housing)

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working as a single document by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org, Subject: Plant Conservation Seasonal Technician. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 3/19/2021.

For specific questions or more information, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Research Associate, by email: lisa.giencke@jonesctr.org or phone: (229) 734-4706.

The Jones Center at Ichauway aspires to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We reject all forms of racism including overt and systemic, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. The Jones Center at Ichauway is an equal opportunity/affirmative action E-verify employer.

Undergrad Summer Internship Opportunity in Southern NY

College Internship in Suburban Ecology at the Mianus River Gorge

Application link:
Suburban Ecology Program (CISE) Application

Program Description: Mianus River Gorge, a conservation organization and
950-acre nature preserve in southern New York, offers 10-week summer
internships for college students interested in the conservation of natural
areas in urbanizing landscapes.

-Internships last for a period of 10 weeks. Internships typically run from
early June to early August, but some flexibility is available.
-Each intern will work alongside Gorge staff and graduate students on a
variety of projects including wildlife monitoring, non-native species
management, and GIS applications.
-We work with our interns to provide a learning experience that fits their
interests and long-term educational goals.
-Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the vast majority of this summer
work will be outside, even more than the typically high amount of field
work. Applicants should be physically fit and comfortable with spending
most of their time in the field. Both staff and interns will comply with
social distancing requirements and wear masks when indoors.
-Stipend: $25/day or combination of school credit and stipend (depending
on university requirements).

Projects for 2021 include:
– Monitoring coyotes, bobcats, and other wildlife in Westchester, NYC, and
Fairfield using camera traps, roadkill surveys, and other methods
– Vegetation sampling, monitoring, and restoration
– Invasive species control and other land management work
– Data management, GIS work, and analysis on several long-term projects lab and other desk work may be limited this summer.

 Applicant Eligibility
– All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. We do not require
applicants to major in a particular discipline; however, exposure to the
fields of ecology, environmental science, or geography is encouraged. We do
accept interns that have graduated the academic year just prior to the
internship (rising seniors).
– Interns must be self-motivated and work well in group settings.
– Applicants should be prepared for strenuous work outdoors (e.g. field
research and land management projects) as well as perform indoor work when
necessary (e.g. data entry and GIS projects).
– This year the internship will run from June 1 to Aug 9 — applicants
should be available during this period, though some flexibility is possible.

We must give preference to local students or those that can commute daily
to Bedford, NY, as summer housing is not available.

Questions? Email chris@mianus.org

Aquatic Research Technician (two 2-month positions)

Oregon Aquatic Research Technician (two 2-month positions) needed to conduct aquatic ecology surveys on public and private forest lands. Duties include backpack electrofishing, collection of macroinvertebrate and periphyton samples, habitat surveys, and working closely with primary investigators.  Experience with ecology field work and interest in aquatic ecology is desired.  Applicants should be comfortable navigating in remote backcountry settings and be able to work as a team member under difficult field conditions. Overnight camping is expected.  Position extends from July to August 2021.  Full position announcement available at: https://www.ncasi.org/about-ncasi/careers/  Pursuing a bachelor degree in a biological sciences discipline is required.  Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: Laurie Clark, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.: lclark@ncasi.org.  Applicant review will begin March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

Seasonal Field Technician – Illinois Natural History Survey Plant-Pollinator Ecology

The Plant-Pollinator Ecology Team is seeking several field technicians for statewide biological monitoring of grasslands, including monarch butterflies and milkweeds. Field technicians will be measuring the abundance of nectar plants, aiding with pollinator surveys, and observing monarch butterfly eggs and larvae. Duties will include: conducting field surveys of flowering grassland plants, planting of milkweed plants in the field, driving and navigating to study sites, data entry in an office setting, assisting with other office and field work as needed, and work and travel in small teams.

Candidates must have field experience in plant or insect biology (candidates that have worked on other taxa will be considered), or undergraduate course work in biology, ecology, botany, entomology, or related fields. A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants must be willing and able to work outside under sometimes difficult field and environmental conditions (summer heat, rain, biting and stinging arthropods, poison ivy, etc.) while following detailed protocols for data collection. Travel to study sites with overnight stays, driving responsibilities, and competent use of a computer and other electronic equipment (including light power tools and GPS) are also required for this position. A strong applicant will demonstrate good organizational skills as well as the ability to work independently and in a group setting. This position will begin on approximately May 24, 2021. Position will end during the first half of September. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible.

Salary: $13 per hour, 40 hours per week.

To Apply: Email cover letter explaining your interests, qualifications, and dates of availability, CV/resume, and contact information for two references to Belén Muñiz at [muniz3@illinois.edu%20]muniz3@illinois.edu (please include “Summer Field Technician” in the subject line). Applications received before March 19th, 2021 will be given priority consideration; however, this position will remain open until filled.

The official job posting can be found in the link below:
Plant Pollinator Technician (Hourly) – Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI
Thank you.

Recruiting Interns, Hubbard Brook and Bartlett Experimental Forests

Recruiting Interns, Hubbard Brook and Bartlett Experimental Forests

Undergraduates seeking research experience in forest ecology are invited to apply for a 10-week expense-paid internship in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

About the project: MELNHE (Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems) is the longest-running N and P fertilization study in a temperate forest anywhere in the world. Since 2011, we have been conducting nutrient manipulations in 13 stands in Bartlett Experimental Forest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, and Jeffers Brook. The MELNHE project presents many opportunities for short- and long-term research. In addition, this summer we will be revisiting a successional chronosequence of 13 stands in the White Mountains, which presents opportunities for studying forest development over time. More information is available at Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE) project including a blog from previous field crews.

Internship Description:  Interns will be guided in the design of their research projects and will interact closely with graduate students and senior research scientists from SUNY-ESF, Cornell, and Miami University. Interns will gain a wide variety of skills by assisting in all ongoing projects. Interns have the opportunity to present their results at the annual Hubbard Brook Cooperators Meeting in July.

Possible research projects include:

  • The effects of nutrient addition on soil respiration, including a methodological test: is soil respiration increasing over time, or is this an artifact of collar installation?
  • The effects of nutrient addition on litter decomposition: we installed litter bags with beech and maple litter in fall 2020, and the first set of bags is due to be collected in June.  Nitrogen is known to suppress litter decomposition but the effects of P are less often studied–since we have the only long-term NxP fertilization experiment in a temperate forest.
  • Analyzing the development of beech bark disease in the chronosequence (compared to an earlier assessment in the same stands–also a unique experimental design).
  • Interference with tree regeneration by beech sprouts (a common response to beech bark disease) in stands of different ages.

Work days typically begin at 8:00 and end at 4:30, but may be shorter or longer depending upon the day’s activities. Interns are provided with shared housing near Bartlett Experimental Forest; tenting is optional. A stipend of $200 per week is provided for living expenses. Food is prepared communally by the interns and graduate student researchers, and costs for groceries average $6-7 per day.

COVID-19: We have experience with safely operating a field crew under COVID restrictions during 2020, and will acquaint you with rules established by SUNY-ESF and by the State of New Hampshire.  We will consider applicants who need to travel by air to join us.

Desired Qualifications:  Ideal applicants will have a strong interest in forest biology, ecology, or biogeochemistry.  Undergraduate students and recent graduates will be considered.  A positive attitude is important and a sense of humor is a plus.  Willingness to work and live in a communal setting is critical. Candidates should be able to perform repetitive tasks with attention to detail in a field setting under adverse conditions.  Applicants should be flexible in their expectations, but an estimated breakdown of the summer is: 60% fieldwork, 15% lab work, 10% data management, and 15% research proposals and reports of independent projects.

To Apply:  Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Joe Nash .  Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. The field season will begin on June 6 and ends on August 14, but please let us know if your availability differs from the given dates. Interviews will be conducted beginning in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.

NSF REU Site Program – Wetland Science in a Modern World

NSF REU Site Program – Wetland Science in a Modern World

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) in Alton, Illinois is now accepting applications for a newly funded National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site program, “Wetland Science in a Modern World.” During the program, students will conduct mentored research at NGRREC’s field station in Alton as well as at local field sites situated at the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers.  

The REU program runs from May 24 – August 02, 2021 and applications are due March 14. Information about the program and the online application can be found at NSF REU Site: Wetland Science in a Modern World.

LundU.FieldAssist.BlackbirdEvolution

Full-time paid field assistant position to work on blackbirds in Lund

at the Biology Department, Lund University (Sweden)

What do we study: We use a population of free-living blackbirds (Turdus
merula) to investigate the physiological mechanisms of partial migration,
with a focus on the immune system. At present we have just under 200
colour-ringed birds in Lund that we monitor using radio telemetry and
field observations. We use these data in combination with measurements
taken from blood samples to assess whether immune function is a cause
or consequence of partial migration.

Job description: The field assistant will work alongside other team
members to observe and recapture colour-ringed blackbirds in/around
Lund. Capture methods will include mist-nets and snap traps. The field
assistant will be responsible for making observations of colour-ringed
blackbirds in the field, helping to set up and monitor mist nets and/or
snap traps, extracting and processing birds and recording data.

Requirements: He/she must be confident with setting up mist
nets and handling/extracting a range of small passerine species
unsupervised. Experience with colour ringing and taking more detailed
biometric measurements (e.g., tarsus length, moult score), as well as
radio telemetry is desirable but not essential. Ideally, the candidate
would be available full-time for a period of 3 months between April
and July. Proficiency in English language (spoken and written) and the
ability to ride a bike are essential.

How to apply: All enquiries and applications should be sent directly
to Dr Rosie Lennon (rosie.lennon@biol.lu.se). Applications (in English)
should be sent no later than Wednesday the 24th March 2021 with the term
‘Field assistant’ as email subject line and should include:

1) CV (maximum 2 pages) with information on relevant experience
and training;

2) a brief cover letter (maximum 1 page) explaining how the applicant’s
background makes them a suitable candidate for the position.

Selected candidates will be invited to an online interview.

MichiganStateU.Tech.SwitchgrassEvolution

The Lowry Lab in the Plant Biology Department at Michigan State University
is currently looking for a field technician to conduct research on the
physiology and genetics of evolutionary adaptations in the bioenergy crop
switchgrass. The successful applicant will work with a team of other
technicians, undergraduate students, and postdocs. Applicants should send
their resume/CV and contact information for at least two references to
David Lowry at dlowry@msu.edu. The starting wage will be $17 per hour. The
successful applicant will be located at the Kellogg Biological Station in
western Michigan. This position is available now and will continue through
December 1st. More information about research in the Lowry Lab can be found
at: http://davidbryantlowry.wordpress.com/

Summer Field Research Opportunity in NW Montana

Summer Field Research Opportunity

The University of Montana W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation is hiring full-time research technicians for summer 2021. The University of Montana is located in Missoula, Montana.

Description: These positions will assist a team of researchers and graduate students with fieldwork across the Inland Northwest, specifically on National Forests in Montana and Idaho. These positions will involve field measurements of research plots that are part of a large, long-term study of forest stand dynamics and modelling. Work will include basic tree measurements on varying terrain and in remote forested areas. This work will require the ability to navigate to and from measurement plots on and off forest roads. Multi-day overnight field stays may be required for some plot locations. This is a great opportunity to get research field experience!

Duration: Mid-May through Mid-August. The work schedule is generally four, ten-hour days per week, with flexible scheduling to accommodate travel and work in remote locations. Candidates must be flexible and willing to follow evolving COVID-19 policies and plans. We cannot accommodate pets in the field.

Pay: $13-$14 per hour depending on experience

Required Qualifications: A good attitude towards field work and field safety. Demonstrated knowledge of basic tree measurements and tree species identification. The ability to follow directions and complex protocols is a must. Must be able to navigate remote and sometimes challenging terrain in all possible weather conditions. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to operate 4×4 vehicles in a safe and professional manner. Comfort with outdoor sleeping accommodations in varying weather conditions. Comfort with remote work where cell service and internet accommodations may be spotty to non-existent. Maintaining organization and attention to detail while collecting field data is a must. Candidates must be comfortable working alone and in a team of technicians with different backgrounds. Knowledge of basic first aid is also important.

Desired Qualifications: Western tree identification skills and quality field data collection experience. Experience with forest measurement tools such as logger’s tape, clinometer, and laser rangefinders. Ability to use Map and Compass or GPS to navigate through the woods. Previous outdoor work experience will be taken into great consideration. Wilderness first aid/EMT or other applicable certifications.

Apply: We are committed to creating an environment that is safe, respectful, and inclusive to all. Please submit a single PDF file containing:

1.      Cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you would like to join our team, and which
should include your availability and planned mid-summer absences.
2.      Resume and 3 References (phone number and email for each)
3.      Applicant’s email address and phone number

to christian.mercado@umontana.edu and/or christian.mercado@umconnect.umt.edu with “Job Application” in the subject.

Application deadline: March 12th. We will review applications as received and aim to make hiring decisions by March 31st.

Summer 2021 Data Internships @ Cary Institute

Subject: Summer 2021 Data Internships @ Cary Institute

Hi all, I’m pleased to share that Cary Institute is recruiting data interns for Summer 2021.

The data interns will work remotely with scientists on selected data and statistical projects, and the Director of Information Services on research data management projects. They/she/he will gain experience working with scientific data, using data management tools and statistical software, performing statistical analyses and working with structured metadata.

Please note: Internships are unpaid, although in some special cases (e.g., for grant-funded projects) compensation may be available.  We will work with academic institutions to provide credit for internships.

Full description can be found at
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Internships

Paid Internship: Amphibian Ecology and Conservation (Memphis Zoo)

Paid Conservation Research Internship, Summer 2021 – Amphibian Ecology and Conservation
Location: Memphis Zoo (Memphis, TN)

General Description:
Memphis Zoo’s Department of Conservation & Research is offering an internship in conservation biology. The position is available for upper-level undergraduate students and 1-2 year post-graduates. This internship offers a unique research experience in a zoo setting working with scientists conducting cutting edge and frontline projects to save wildlife, and will provide valuable training in laboratory techniques, experimental design, and data analysis for many professional careers in general biology, conservation, ecology, and veterinary sciences.

Specific Project & Internship Description:
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, amphibians are one of the most threatened groups of animals. In light of these threats, captive colonies have been established for insurance and future reintroductions. However, a critical factor that determines the success of these programs is whether captive-released individuals can adapt to natural environments. With this in mind, we will be working on research projects that investigate the reproductive biology, development, morphology, and survivorship of captive-bred amphibians at various life stages in an array of different treatments both in the lab and in the field.

Specifically, the Amphibian Ecology and Conservation Intern will work with Dr. Sinlan Poo (Research Scientist, Department of Conservation and Research). The intern will learn a variety of field and laboratory techniques, including visual encounter surveys, hormone induced spermiation/ovulation, sperm assessment, cryopreservation, captive breeding, in vitro fertilization, amphibian development and morphology assessments, and field monitoring of tadpoles and juveniles. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to communicate their research to the public through educational outreaches at the Zoo.

Preferred Qualifications for this Position:
Preference will be given to applicants working towards degrees in biology, zoology, animal science, reproductive physiology, or related fields. Applicants with an interest in pursuing attending graduate school or careers in reproductive sciences and conservation are strongly preferred. Other requirements include the ability to work within a diverse and inclusive team of researchers, follow instruction, and exhibit excellent oral and written skills. The intern may need to travel with their research mentor to additional work sites outside the zoo and may work unconventional hours and on weekends.

Ideal Candidate for Position:
Who should apply? Interns with the following will benefit most from this opportunity:
– A strong interest in applied conservation biology
– A particular interest in amphibian ecology
– Willingness to work long hours in the lab or field
– Ability to engage respectfully with a diverse team of collaborators
– Ability to work independently
– A general curiosity and interest in asking novel questions
– Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and positive attitude

Additional research experience is a plus, including:
– Experience with working field research in the biological sciences
– Experience with handing amphibians or other delicate animals
– Experience with laboratory techniques
– Experience with data analysis and scientific writing
– A B.S. or at least three years of college level course work in biology or a related field.

Support Provided:
1) A stipend of $9.00/hr, to a maximum stipend of $4320 for a full 12-week course, and 2) Free housing in the Memphis Zoo’s condominium located near the Zoo. The condominium has two bedrooms and houses up to four people, and interns may be required to share a bedroom with a same-sex roommate.

Duration:
This internship is full-time (40 hrs/week), and appointments are for 12 weeks. Start date is flexible for the position but a start date between May 1st and June 1st is preferred, and applicants must be able to stay for the entire 12-week period.

Materials to Submit:
Visit memphiszoo.org/careers to apply online. Please make sure to select the correct internship, as there may be several concurrent research internship postings. Materials required in the online application are (1) a cover letter describing research interests, job-related skills and life experiences, (2) CV, (3) unofficial college transcript, and (4) a list of three professional or academic references. Submit these materials as a single PDF file. Applications with incomplete materials will not be considered. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Sinlan Poo (sheilapoo@gmail.com) with “Amphibian Research Internship” in the subject line.

Application Deadline:
The application deadline is March 15th. However, applications will be considered on a rolling basis and submission window may be closed earlier if candidate is found before that date.

Application Website:
Paid Conservation Research Internship, Summer 2021 – Amphibian Ecology and Conservation

summer technician for rare plant pollination in Southeast US

We are looking for a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate to join our team studying the pollination ecology of two federally-listed endangered plants, Apios priceana and Dalea foliosa, in Alabama and Tennessee. While both projects will involve standard investigations of mating biology, floral traits, and floral insect visitors, each project explores slightly different aspects of the pollination ecology of rare plants:

For Apios priceana, we will explore how variation in mating patterns will impact decisions for species recovery.

For Dalea foliosa, we will characterize differences in floral insect communities to give a more nuanced understanding of what type of pollinators Dalea flowers use.

This technician will work closely with a team of three researchers at Auburn University, and there will be extensive field and lab work. This position runs from May to August, and start and end dates are flexible. This technician will receive a $6000 stipend for the summer.

Past experience with pollination, plants, or insects is not necessary as all training will be provided. An ideal candidate will have:

– past field or lab experience (not course-based)
– courses in ecology
– course(s) in statistics and/or experimental design

If interested, please send a cover letter, one-page resume, and two references to Dr. Charles Ray, Auburn University Department of Entomology. Application deadline is March 1st.

Field Technician: Herpetofaunal Responses to Forest Restoration -Bankhead National Forest, AL / Nashville, TN

Agency                Tennessee State University, Department of Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences
Location                Bankhead National Forest, AL / Nashville, TN
Job Category            Temporary / Seasonal Position
Salary                  $ 1000 per month
Start Date              May 15, 2021

End Date                August 31, 2021

Application             March 26, 2021
Deadline

Description

The Wildlife Ecology Lab at Tennessee State University (The Wildlife Ecology Lab at TSU) is looking for a seasonal field technician to assist a M.S. student with field sampling of herpetofauna in the William B. Bankhead National Forest in northern Alabama. The focus of the project is to evaluate the impacts of longleaf pine forest restoration on herpetofaunal assemblages. Primary duties will include:
–    Trap maintenance and installation
–    Checking box/pitfall traps daily
–    Handling and processing herpetofauna
–    Occasional green salamander surveys
–    Habitat and vegetation surveys

Other duties include maintaining field equipment as well as the ability to use map, compass, and GPS navigation.

Housing (shared), field equipment and vehicle provided (during work day).

Qualifications  Technicians must be in good physical condition and capable of working in unfavorable environmental conditions (e.g. rain, heat, snake, and tick infested forests, etc..). Preference will be given to applicants with previous field experience and those with experience handling venomous snake species. Technicians must display good communication skills and good judgement. Please note the field housing is remote.

A valid U.S. driver’s license, clean background and positive attitude are                            required.

Upload a single document (as a single .pdf) with (1) cover letter describing interest and relevant experience, (2) a CV/resume, and (3) a list of three professional/academic references with contact information to the Rbrubake@my.tnstate.edu with the subject line “Field Technician”

Contact Person: Rachel Brubaker

Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician, Newton, Georgia

The Jones Center at Ichauway
Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician II

The Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for three  Seasonal Technician positions. Job duties primarily consist of seed collection and processing, but also include collecting long-term vegetation and photopoint data, data entry, and other field and laboratory work as needed. This 3-month position begins no later than mid-May 2021, with the possibility of extension. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Research Associate.

The 28,000-acre research center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, more than 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. For more information visit our web site: The Jones Center at Ichauway.

Job Requirements: Ability to independently follow instructions. Field work requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding conditions (e.g., heat, high humidity, exposure to poison oak/ivy, and insects). Must have a valid driver’s license.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field. Previous experience with seed collection or plant identification in the southeastern U.S. and the use of dichotomous keys is highly desired. Computer and laboratory-related experience is also preferable.

Wages: $11.00 – $15.00 per hour, depending on experience (limited housing available)

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working as a single document by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org, Subject: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician.

For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Research Associate, by email: lisa.giencke@jonesctr.org or phone: (229) 734-4706.

The Jones Center at Ichauway aspires to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We reject all forms of racism including overt and systemic, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. The Jones Center at Ichauway is an equal opportunity/affirmative action E-verify employer.

Tropical Ecology Research Internships in Paraguay!

*FundaciÃf³n Para La Tierra* is searching for talented and hardworking research interns to join our team in Paraguay for 3 to 6 months. Our internship program provides young biologists an opportunity to step out of the classroom and into the field, gaining hands-on experience running a research project of their own design. Before arriving, our interns are challenged to come up with a research topic, review the relevant literature, and create a methodology with the support of our intern-supervisor. Once in-country, interns are trained in the field techniques required for their project. Whether it’s mist-netting for birds in the early hours of the morning, fishing at mid-day or staying out late hunting for frogs, PLT will make sure that our interns are confident in the methodology needed to move their research forward. Towards the end of the
stay, all our interns give a final presentation in which they share the results of their study with the rest of the research team. The internship program is designed to give young scientists the opportunity to take control of every step of a scientific project. From conception to completion, our interns are in the driver seat.

When was the last time that you were given the opportunity to choose what you wanted to study?

At Para La Tierra, we specialize in training young biologists in the skills they need to enter further education or the job market. Based in Paraguay, the “heart of South America” we are the country’s only year-round research station. Over the past 10 years, we have published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and discovered a few new species for science. Along the way, over 1,000 interns have helped contribute to the better understanding of Paraguay’s understudied habitats.

Our research base is located in the city of Pilar, a beautiful location in the south of Paraguay, and the gateway to the ÃfÂ’eembucÃfº Wetland Complex (NWC). The NWC is composed of a mosaic of habitats, including grasslands, marches and humid Chaco. Deep forests lining the rivers and streams running through the area are bursting with wildlife, while river monsters the size of small cars lurk in the murky waters.

Come discover for yourself what Paraguay has to offer!

Our interns finish the program taking away a long list of newly learned skills, a professional reference, and one heck of an experience to share at their next interview. But they also leave behind a great deal. All of our intern projects are directly involved in conserving this threatened
habitat. The scientific investigations of the area help raise awareness of the ecological importance of ÃfÂ’eembucu at both the national and international levels. The most successful projects are published in scientific journals, further raising the profile of Paraguay, and many
interns make their way onto the author line for the first time in their early careers through their work with Para La Tierra.

The application period is rolling and there are no start or end dates, so the trip can be organized to suit the project and the person. Interns must be available to stay for a minimum of three months.

Applicants must be over 18 years old and have or be working towards a degree in a biology related subject. Conversational English is required. To apply please email your CV to paralatierra.py@gmail.com.

Costs âÂEUR”  $925 per month for the first two months and $875 for each subsequent month.

Para La Tierra charges interns to cover costs of room and board. The price includes all living costs during their stay with us. Interns receive three meals a day, a bed in shared accommodation with hot showers and access to WiFi. The fee also covers the use of PLTâÂEURÂ(tm)s scientific equipment, minor administrative costs associated with the stay, and a small contribution to Para La Tierra’s conservation and education projects.

Do not hesitate to visit our website (Para La Tierra) and social media pages, and to contact us if you are interested in this unique opportunity!

ArizonaStateU.SummerREU.MammalianGenomics

We are seeking 2-4 undergraduate students to virtually join our lab
for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) positions in the
summer of 2021 (June 14-August 20, 2021). The positions are supported
through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and participants will
receive a $4000 stipend, and will be expected to participate part-time
(20hr/week). Because the position is virtual, there is no limit on the
geographical location of the student, however, due to our funding source,
we are limited to individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals,
or permanent residents of the United States and students who have not
yet graduated from their undergraduate institution.

REU students will collaborate with our lab members to complete research
projects in computational genetics. Potential projects center around using
genomics as a tool to understand mammalian health and evolution¡Vour
lab primarily studies dogs and monkeys. The only expectation we have
for the incoming student-researchers is to have some familiarity with
genetics (e.g. an undergraduate genetics course). Students will receive
mentoring as they learn the computational biological skills (including
coding with command line and R) to analyze molecular data from non-human
primates or dogs, as well as the communication and data visualization
skills to present their findings to colleagues. More details about
on-going projects in the Snyder-Mackler (SMack) lab can be found on our
website¡¦s research <https://smack-lab.com/research/> and publications
<https://smack-lab.com/publications/> pages.

The SMack lab is committed to maintaining and further developing an
equitable and inclusive research environment and we welcome students from
all backgrounds to apply. We are seeking passionate, enthusiastic
undergraduates to join us for this opportunity ¡V no prior research
experience required!

If interested, please submit this application
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yiNElAUYmx_nytQnjnt6H-8mMlOr5xoxzV7Hvg3iO8Q>
by
February 28, 2021. Feel free to email the principal investigator
(PI)/faculty member at the head of this recruitment, Dr. Noah
Snyder-Mackler (nsnyderm@asu.edu) with any questions.

UCincinnati.REU.EvolutionEcol

I am writing to let you know about a summer research opportunity for
undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences at the
University of Cincinnati – the National Science Foundation-sponsored
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Sensory Ecology. Our
program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology,
behavior, ecology and evolution, and is directed at understanding
how animals sense and respond to their environment at functional and
evolutionary levels. Sophomore and junior Biology major students will be
chosen to join active lab groups for the summer and conduct cutting edge
research over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology, including:

*   Genomics and development of sensory systems
*   Neural mechanisms of sensory system function
*   Sensory perception and behavioral influences of the physical
environment
*   Neuroethology
*   Animal communication
*   Behavioral ecology of animal movement and dispersal

An educational program will develop student research and professional
skills and prepare them for graduate school or careers.

*   ~10 weeks in summer (June 1 – Aug 6, 2021)
*   Students will receive a summer stipend plus dorm and meal expenses
*   Students will work in labs, interact w/ faculty mentors, post-docs
and grad students
*   Weekly group seminars and meetings for students (e.g., career
development, responsible research conduct, science
communication training)
*   Social events for students (e.g., trips to Cincinnati Zoo,
Reds baseball)
*   Concluding student research “mini-symposium” presentation session

Student applicants will be selected based on multiple
criteria. Applications for the REU program will be screened by a committee
to select individuals whose interests are well-matched with faculty
in the program. Emphasis will be placed on faculty recommendations and
student statements, along with academic performance and other indicators
of future research success. Note: Implementation of the REU program is
contingent on National Science Foundation funding.

The application review will begin March 12, 2021,
and will close March 24. Students can apply online at:
https://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/biology/special-programs/reu.html

 

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park hiring seasonal technicians!

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is excited to announce the posting of three seasonal field ecology technician positions. The positions will be located in scenic Winter Harbor, Maine, with work in Acadia National Park, and along the coast of Maine. Please visit for the full description of the positions as well as the application instructions.    

Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Crew Member; Colorado

Title: Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Crew Member
Location: Based out of Durango, CO
Status: Seasonal, Full-time
Start/end date: April 19, 2021 – October 29, 2021
Wages: $435 / week
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award. U.S. Forest Service recognized Chainsaw training (Certificate awarded upon completion of program). Colorado pesticide applicator examination and licensure. Food provided while in the field, uniforms, and personal protective equipment.
Deadline: Open until filled – 2 positions available

Program Summary:
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).
Position Summary:
This Strike Team will work with the Montrose County invasive weed management program and as part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP). The DRRP is a public-private collaborative of conservation corps, non-profits, BLM managers, private landowners, and other community members surrounding the Dolores River watershed. The DRRP is in year 11 of an ambitious effort to treat invasive plant species along 175 miles of the Dolores River corridor. The primary responsibilities of this crew are to treat noxious weeds, maintain and participate in revegetation activities such as seeding and planting, collect vegetation monitoring and survey data, and perform general restoration activities as needed. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of Montrose county and the DRRP. Flexibility and adaptability are essential for this Strike Team leader position.

This position is an AmeriCorps crew member on a 3-person crew (1 leader, 2 members). While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 days on, 3 days off or 5 days on, 2 days off. There may be instances where this crew will work longer hitches, either 8 days on, 6 days off or 10 days on, 4 days off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and crew members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

Minimum Qualifications
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), have had a driver’s license for at least 3 years, a current driver’s license, and be a US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED. First Aid/CPR required. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

Must be physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidates for this position have knowledge of native and invasive plants in the southwest, and some experience with herbicide use, treatment of invasive plants, and vegetation monitoring/field data collection. Experience working independently and with a team in the outdoors, including navigating to sites with a team, is also preferred.  A relevant Bachelors degree as well as GPS and GIS experience are a plus.

Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements
Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position:

Participant and Expedition Behavior

*   Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences.
*   Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program, including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
*   Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff.
*   Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements.
*   Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harrassment of others for any reason.
*   Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all time.

Safety and Judgement

*   Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds.
*   Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard.
*   Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions.
*   Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others.
*   Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
*   If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.

Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills

*   Learn and practice Leave No Trace ethics and techniques.
*   Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries.
*   Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

Substance Free

*   In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and while on organization property.

To apply:
Visit apply here, scroll to the Dolores River Crew Member section, click “Apply Here!”, read the ENTIRE position description, and select “New Application” at the bottom. From there, upload resume, cover letter and complete the Crew Member application

Any questions can be addressed to:
Emily Kasyon, Watershed Programs Manager: ekasyon@conservationlegacy.org

Seasonal ecology jobs for undergraduates

The U.S. Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ is hiring seasonal biological technicians to contribute to research exploring the effects of solar energy development on desert ecosystems. Must be willing to travel (following COVID-19 safety protocols) and work in extreme weather and terrain. Ideal start date is in March-April 2021. Job is open until 2/19/21. Please see job description and apply at this link: Apply