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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

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office – Summer 2021 Internships

Each summer, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and Chesapeake Research Consortium team up to offer several paid summer internships primarily for college students. In summer 2021, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office will offer six internships covering a range of Chesapeake Bay science, policy and education efforts. Each paid internship will run 12 weeks (mid-May through mid-August). They are intended for students who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college study.

Applications are due February 20, 2021.

We invite interested students to learn more about these internship opportunities and how to apply by visiting the (NCBO internship webpage).

Additional Details:

Below are some brief descriptions of each of the internship programs and corresponding opportunities.

NCBO Supports interns through two different programs, The Chesapeake-Student Recruitment, Early Advisement and Mentoring and NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program.

The Chesapeake-Student Recruitment, Early Advisement and Mentoring (C-StREAM) Program is for college students who identify as people of color and/or who are first-generation college students. Learn more about the C-StREAM program and application process.
We will host two interns through this program in summer 2021. We are still finalizing the position descriptions for these opportunities. The deadline for application will be February 20, 2021. The internship opportunities will focus on:

-Sustainable Fisheries: Help share fisheries and habitat science related to invasive blue catfish spread and impacts with resource managers.

-GIS Analysis of Chesapeake Seabed Data for Habitat Mapping Products: Assist with translating hydrographic and seabed habitat data into habitat mapping products.

-Blue Carbon Data Detective and Crediting Protocol Review: Support Bay Program partners at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is assessing the science and strategies to related to climate resilience activities for the Chesapeake Bay

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program lets college students work and learn about science, policy, and education programming. Learn more about the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Summer Internship Program and application process. We will host four interns through this program in summer 2021. The application deadline is February 20, 2021. Here are the internship opportunities:

-Climate Change Indicator Project: Assist with the development of a framework document for climate change indicators that includes conceptual case studies on connecting physical change indicators with impacts to living resources and habitats, as well as potential resilience activities to minimize negative impacts. If in-person, it will be based in Annapolis, Maryland.

-Data Visualization: Assist with the development of updated capabilities and a data visualization application for the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System. If in-person, it will be based in Annapolis, Maryland.

-Environmental Literacy: Create educator resources for the Bay Backpack website and help plan and implement trainings for the Environmental Science Training Center, including the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference. If in-person, it will be based in Oxford, Maryland.

-Applying Satellite-Derived Data to Coastal Resource Management (in partnership with the NOAA North Atlantic Regional Team): Work with satellite and environmental data science professionals to develop satellite-derived geospatial data products and integrate them with socioeconomic indicators through a coastal knowledge hub. If in-person, it will be based in College Park, Maryland.

In all of our internship programming we are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive science-oriented workforce. We highly encourage applicants from historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and universities.
Contact us with questions on any of these Chesapeake Bay internships.

Undergraduate research opportunities at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now accepting applications for the 2021 undergraduate research program.  Go to Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory  and follow the link for ‘students’.

Each year the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) matches approximately 40 students with mentors from across the country.  Students have opportunities to work on a wide array of ecological and evolutionary field projects, with topics including but not limited to plant ecology, pollination, aquatic biology, insect ecology, species interactions, and animal behavior.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their research project with additional training in field ecology or wildlife biology.  RMBL provides REU funding for approximately 10 students.  RMBL also makes available additional scholarships.  Consequently, financial need should not preclude students from applying.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students thinking about a career in the sciences.  RMBL is located in Gothic, Colorado, a stunningly beautiful location in the Rockies.  Because we host more than 100 graduate students and senior scientists, undergraduates have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from around the world.  Many undergraduates end up as co-authors on scientific papers and start building professional networks that foster their career across a lifetime.  We have had many undergraduates turn their summer research into a senior thesis project.

Our program does fill.  We encourage strongly motivated applicants, including applicants who need financial support, to submit their online application by Feb. 15 for REU applicants and by March 1 for RMBL Scholarships.  Students can apply for both sources of funds with one application.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Publish in peer-refereed journals
Required knowledge skills and abilities:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ph.D. in ecohydrology, plant sciences, computational sciences, geography, or a related field, completed within the past 5 years
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience in the assessment of plant traits relevant to crop yield
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Knowledge of programming (e.g., C++, R, Python) and quantitative data analysis
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary research team
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-refereed journals

REU Summer Virtual Internships at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is recruiting students for internships during the summer of 2021. In accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions; we will be unable to provide on-site housing for students, so we are interested in students who are looking for virtual internship opportunities as well as the possibility of students who live locally and would be able to commute to the SERC campus multiple days per week.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today; including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a steppingstone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences.

How to Apply

Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA)
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsolaa.si.edu%2Fsolaa%2F%23%2Fpublic&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cleah.rossettie%40uconn.edu%7Ca903a3115967426d6adb08d8c82cbe68%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637479441789604335%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Nych6HbVVzFu8aL2A48basXIFaYaT%2BcH0pI3XeEqSmc%3D&amp;reserved=0

Application deadlines are listed below:
Summer (May-August): Deadline is February 15th

For more information please visit our web site
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fserc.si.edu%2Fpro_training%2Finternships%2Fprojectmenu.aspx&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cleah.rossettie%40uconn.edu%7Ca903a3115967426d6adb08d8c82cbe68%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637479441789604335%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=FFpFVN0wKZFRAUhDVATQ0zmqy8K6%2FgILvbDSuD3%2F7cY%3D&amp;reserved=0
Or email: SERCintern@si.edu

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Undergraduate students from under-represented groups or institutions lacking research facilities or research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
However, all other interested students are encouraged to apply.

NSF-REU Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity

REU Opportunity Summer 2021: Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeResearch Experience for Undergraduates in Chihuahuan Desert BiodiversityÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ
Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ DEADLINE MARCH 19, 2021

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity.  This is a 10 week summer program. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate students with experience in hypothesis-driven collaborative research utilizing field based and/or laboratory methods and fully engage students in projects associated with the ecology and evolution influencing Chihuahuan Desert biodiversity.

The program provides:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ High quality research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology in the field and/or lab
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Research opportunities at the Indio Mountains Research Station (IMRS), a 40,000 acre facility controlled by UTEP and/or other Chihuahuan Desert field sites
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ One-on-one and group mentoring from active research faculty in multidisciplinary fields
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Training in bioethics and other relevant professional skills

The program includes:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ $6000 stipend for 10 weeks
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Housing in shared apartments and field station
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Travel reimbursement of up to $600

For more information on the program, research projects or to apply please visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.utep.edu%2Fcouri%2Fprograms%2Fcdb-reu%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cleah.rossettie%40uconn.edu%7Ca903a3115967426d6adb08d8c82cbe68%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637479441789584348%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=N77hKflbtkEMtA74UkWUN197l8AWm9fCKr8B1mKfHlI%3D&amp;reserved=0

Enquiries: CDB-REU@utep.edu

*The format of this program is contingent on whether there are restrictions on travel and housing due to Covid-19. Students local to the El Paso region are especially encouraged to apply.

All position announcements attached as PDFs and also can be found here: https://hvatoday.org/careers-internships/

 

This year we are seeking applicants for the following:

·  two River Steward Internship position out of the Cornwall Bridge, CT office

·  two River Steward Internship positions out of the West Stockbridge, MA office

·  three River Information & Outreach (RIO) Steward positions out of the CT office (weekends only, focused on outreach at Housatonic River recreation sites in northwest CT)

We will also have one more position to advertise within the next week or so: our Still River Watershed Connections Crew Leader position. I can send that as well, once we solidify those details. (And that position will also be posted on the website, as soon as it is finalized).

CT_RiverStewards_Position Announcement 2021

MA_ River Stewards_Position Announcement 2021

Lobster Ecology Internship – University of Maine, Darling Marine Center

The Steneck Lab   at the
University of Maine is looking for several summer interns interested in
lobster biology and ecology.  Successful candidates will assist in a
multifaceted study of the American lobster along the coast of Maine.  The
project involves a mix of field work, laboratory experiments, and data
processing.  Field work will include scuba diving (for certified scuba
divers), small boat operations, underwater video surveys with a tethered
remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sonar seafloor mapping equipment.  Lab
experiments will be focused on lobster behavior of both larvae and
juvenile/adults. Interns will analyze data from this and past years and will
work with Maine’s Department of Marine Resources to build our lobster
biology database.

Special preference will be given to students who are AAUS certified scuba
divers however that qualification is not required for this internship.
Experience with cold water diving, small boat operations, and/or data
analysis in programs such as Excel, R, or ArcGIS/QGIS will also be viewed
favorably

The research will be based at the Darling Marine Center (the coastal marine
laboratory for the University of Maine) and the position will run from June
through August. The internship includes a stipend ($12/hr).  We hope
dormitory housing will be available at the DMC if possible, within COVID
guidelines, otherwise alternative arrangements will be made.

Link to posting on Darling Marine Center website:  Darling Marine Center website

To apply send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Steneck’s graduate student,
Robert Jarrett (robert.jarrett@maine.edu
). Application review and selection will occur during March of 2021. 

NSF REU Site Crop Diversity and Rural Livelihoods in Vermont and Uganda

Call for Applications:

NSF REU Site at the University of Vermont and Sterling College

We are now accepting applications for a Summer 2021 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program based at the University of Vermont and Sterling College. This REU will provide eight American undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of on-farm crop diversity in rural Vermont and rural Uganda.

Under the eight-week summer REU program students will receive training at the University of Vermont (UVM) in rural development theory, social survey research methods, spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and written and oral communication. Working remotely with partners in Uganda students will collect and analyze original farm, household and spatial data from smallholder farms and surrounding communities, and work closely with faculty mentors to prepare presentations and manuscripts on links between crop diversity and livelihood outcomes.

Completed applications including 2 letters of recommendation can be submitted online via submit online.

Review of applications will begin on February 28th and continue until filled. The 2021 Summer REU Site program will run from approximately June 14th Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ August 9th, with some flexibility depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions, safety precautions, and quarantine needs. All travel costs will be covered by NSF and the summer program includes a generous stipend. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at a U.S. college or university at the time of the program (seniors graduating in Spring 2021 are not eligible).

Details about the project and application instructions can be found at: Details about the project and application instructions

IMMS Dolphin Photo-ID Research Internship Summer 2021

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 (21Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) 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 Ãf’Ò°F in summer to 30 Ãf’Ò°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 summer sessions (May 3-July 23, 2021 or May 31-August 20, 2021) is March 1, 2021. Please know we are aware that our internship dates do not match up well with school end and start dates for the summer season, 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 website

Spring-Summer Research Assistant: Conservation Biological Control and Sustainable Agriculture

Spring-Summer Research Assistant: Conservation Biological Control and Sustainable Agriculture

Dates: early May Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ August 2021 (16-week appointment).  Please specify your available start and end dates in your application.

Job Description/Duties: The USDA, Agriculture Research Service, Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, Montana is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to serve as a biological science aide on projects examining the influence of landscape structure and crop diversity on pest insects and their natural enemies (e.g. ladybeetles, parasitoid wasps).  The research is focused on developing ecologically-based, sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches to pest management in agricultural systems.  This position will involve a mixture of field and greenhouse work (~50%), and lab work to sort samples and identify insect pests and their natural enemies (~50%).  The successful candidate will gain hands on experience with insect field sampling methods, set up and maintenance of field experiments and insect rearing and identification techniques, as well as the chance to work with the diverse insect fauna associated with cropping systems in a team oriented research environment.

Salary: $12.33 (GS-2) or $13.45 (GS-3) per hour depending on experience and education. The candidate will receive overtime pay when working above the base work schedule of 40 hours a week.  Housing is not covered.

Qualifications: The candidate must be a US citizen, with a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.  Additionally, the candidate should be physically fit, and comfortable spending time outside in uncomfortable field conditions (hot, biting insects etc.). Willingness to work long days, and weekends when necessary is also a must. Undergraduate course work in ecology or entomology, and previous field and lab work experience is preferred but not required.
Application process: Please send cover letter, resume and names and contact information of two-three references (electronically) in a single file to Dr. Tatyana Rand (tatyana.rand@usda.gov).
Open Period: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on our research program visit our website at information on our research program or contact Dr. Rand directly.
Title: Biological Science Aide
Series: 0404  Grade: GS2 or GS3
Vacancy Announcement Number: Seasonal L/A
Location: USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab, Sidney, Montana
USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
Reasonable Accommodation:  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation and/or accessibility for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Disability Program Manager on 202-720-6161 or through the DC Relay Service on 202-855-1234 (TDD).

REU – Population Biology of Infectious Diseases

Applications are now being accepted for the summer of 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates in Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, hosted by the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. We are excited about the program, which strives to integrate experimental biological science with computational methods and techniques to investigate a variety of areas in infectious disease research. Our goal is to recruit both students with a background in biology, with the intent of introducing them to computational techniques, and also students with a background in mathematics and/or computer science, in order to give them experience in data collection in a laboratory or field setting.

2021 Program details
Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Dates: May 24-July 23, 2021 (9 weeks)

Students will receive a stipend for the summer, free housing at the University of Georgia, and travel assistance to Athens, GA.

Who is eligible?
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories and have not yet obtained an undergraduate degree.

To Apply:
– Application instructions can be found at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Freu.ecology.uga.edu%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cleah.rossettie%40uconn.edu%7C81ce3049f0874fdef4be08d8c764025d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637478579795398037%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=M0tG11fC2DDf%2B9RD%2BX9nnWl0tDqoEMePboR74di7gLM%3D&amp;reserved=0

To be considered, all application materials should be received by February 15, 2021. Accepted students will be notified in early March.

For more information, please see our website at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Freu.ecology.uga.edu%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cleah.rossettie%40uconn.edu%7C81ce3049f0874fdef4be08d8c764025d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637478579795398037%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=M0tG11fC2DDf%2B9RD%2BX9nnWl0tDqoEMePboR74di7gLM%3D&amp;reserved=0 or contact program directors Dr. John Drake (jdrake@uga.edu) and Dr. Sonia Altizer (saltizer@uga.edu).

Hiring – Forestry Field Technicians – Seattle, WA area

Want to get paid to hike and camp? Come work for a growing company that offers great benefits. Learn alongside experienced forest ecologists and make a difference!

Forestry is a growing small business run by two forest ecologists. We work in all aspects of forestry, forest science, and forest management, specializing in ecological forest restoration work. Our business is based in Seattle, but we work across the PNW with small and large public and private landowners on a diverse variety of projects.

We are looking for motivated folks to collect data in forests around Washington and Oregon during the Spring through Fall field season. Full time or part time seasonal positions are available with the potential for permanent appointments. Opportunities to gain GIS and other technical skills in future projects.

Qualifications
Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏForestry- or ecology-focused undergraduate education in progress or completed
Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏExperience working in the field collecting data
Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏA working understanding of PNW ecosystems
Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏAbility to travel, work, and camp in rough terrain and adverse conditions
Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏValid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and access to a vehicle capable of driving on primitive roads

To apply please visit Apply here

2 full-time undergraduate research assistants needed for forest pollinator field work in Oregon summer 2021

2 FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR FOREST POLLINATOR RESEARCH IN THE FOREST ANIMAL ECOLOGY LAB AT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to research on wild bumble bee populations and movement in the Oregon Coast Range. The objective of this research is to assess how behavior, population dynamics, and health of native bumble bees are affected by stand and landscape characteristics in managed forests using cutting-edge genetic capture-recapture techniques. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who is motivated to gain experience collecting ecological data and sampling insects. This is a great opportunity for students interested in ecology, entomology, botany, and/or forest research. Position dates are June 11-August 22, 2021 (some flexibility in start and end dates may be possible).

Position Duties: 

  • Collecting wild pollinators using a variety of techniques (netting, traps, non-lethal tissue samples) 
  • Identifying native and exotic flowering plant species 
  • Measuring plant community, environmental, and management-related variables 
  • Labeling and organizing sampled specimens 
  • Entering data 

 

At least 80% of work hours will be in the field. Field work will take place in the rugged and scenic Coast Range of western Oregon and will involve physically demanding work in challenging conditions (heat, cold, rain, sun, steep slopes, loose rock, logging slash, stinging insects, hazardous plants), working long days, including some weekends, driving on logging roads, and navigating through difficult forest terrain.

Applicants should be working towards a B.S. degree in entomology, animal ecology, botany, forestry, or a related field.

Successful applicants will: 

  • Meet minimum eligibility requirements for student employment (Meet minimum eligibility requirements for student employment ) 
  • Be self-motivated, with a strong work ethic 
  • Be able to carry heavy gear (30+ lbs) on steep slopes 
  • Have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and clean driving record 
  • Be able to maintain a positive disposition under challenging field conditions 
  • Be able to work safely, efficiently, and cooperatively in a team setting 
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Complete CPR/First Aid Certification prior to official start date (coordinated and paid for by employer) 

 

Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient with insect collection and identification, have previous experience with ecological field work, and/or are familiar with Oregon flora.

Apply here: Apply here 

 

Paid Wildlife Internship Opportunities (Multiple Locations), Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife

Paid Wildlife Internship Opportunities Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Oregon Conservation Strategy Intern (Multiple Locations)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Central Point, Bend, Portland (Sauvie Island), Clackamas, OR

Come support ODFWÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s mission by participating in a College Internship Program! Put your knowledge and interest in wildlife to use and apply for this internship opportunity!

Student interns will be provided practical on-the-job training experience related to wildlife conservation, research and management. The benefit of this position is to recruit and train potential employees seeking careers in wildlife conservation and develop a great knowledge base of wildlife in Oregon and are expected to gain the ability to develop and refine academic and professional goals as well as understand land and public access management of a wildlife area and the structure and operation of a natural resources agency.

Qualifications: You must be a student, currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a college or university, preferably in a biological/ecological sciences related field, during the internship. (If you have graduated or will be graduating by June 2021, you are not eligible for these internship opportunities); AND you must submit a Cover Letter/Letter of Interest (no more than 1 page) with your application that includes 1) your major course of study, 2) your career interests, 3) what you would like to learn from this internship opportunity and 4) why you are choosing ODFW for your internship.

Preference for: Students who are currently pursuing a biological/ecological sciences related degree and a review of cover letters/letters of interest.
ODFW is unable to support VISA sponsorships.

Salary: $15.20/hr.

Closing Date: February 2, 2021

REU in coastal/aquatic research at Univ. Louisiana at Lafayette

The NSF-funded Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is now accepting applications through the NSF ETAP system. Applications will be accepted through Feb 8th for the 2021 summer program. Students accepted to this competitive program will spend 8 weeks in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to watershed, coastal, and marine science.

Please note: for Summer 2021, we are currently planning for an in-person program. However, everything is bound by the local safety and health regulations due to COVID-19. The program will happen in some form (in-person, remote, or hybrid), and we will make a final decision prior to offers being made in March.

The Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts REU program is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of scientific communities and sharing our science with broader audiences. Students from minoritized groups in STEM, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply. Participation in the REU program comes with a stipend ($600/week), travel support, on-campus housing, and support for research and conference presentations following the summer program.

For more information, including a listing of possible mentors to work with, eligibility rules, and instructions on completing the common application, please visit our website. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email HSHC_REU@louisiana.edu.

2020-2021 Lakes Region Conservation Corps – New Hampshire

Purpose/objective:
The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  The LRCC has positions available at the following host sites:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Camp Hale (2) – Sandwich, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Green Mountain Conservation Group (2) – Effingham, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Newfound Lake Region Association (2) – Bristol, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Squam Lakes Association (6) – Holderness, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Squam Lakes Conservation Society (2) – Holderness, NH

Key responsibilities may include*:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Engage youth and adults in environmental education.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Lead volunteer crews.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Work toward the eradication of invasive species in the lakes and watershed.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Maintain and construct regional trail networks.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Develop conservation protocols and reports.
*Each host site operates independently and may not participate in all of the above, and may have additional responsibilities not listed.

Qualifications*
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be 18 years old by May 20th, 2021
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of program
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must clear all required national service criminal history checks
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or be working towards obtaining one during term of service
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Able to work independently and with a group

Commitment:
May 20, 2021 through October 24, 2021 and a minimum of 900 hours

Training/support provided to all host sites (other trainings provided based on host site)*:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    NH Safe Boating certification
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    NH Commercial boating license
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Living allowance: $211 weekly, distributed biweekly (before taxes)
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50 received upon completion of specified term length and a minimum 900 hours.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Provided housing with kitchen facilities, or a $250 biweekly housing allowance (dependent on host site)

* The provision of these trainings are contingent upon the operation of the organizations hosting them, which may be impacted due to COVID-19.
* Each host site operates independently, and may have additional requirements, key responsibilities, or provide site-specific trainings. For more information on specific sites, visit more information on specific sites.

To Apply and Learn More:
For more information or to apply please visit our website at LakesRegionConservationCorps.org or contact Danielle Plumlee, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at DPlumlee@Squamlakes.org.

 

 

2021 Summer/Fall Lakes Region Conservation Corps – New Hampshire

Lakes Region Conservation Corps
2021 Summer/ Fall Program

Purpose/objective:
The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  The LRCC has positions available at the following host sites:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Camp Hale (2) – Sandwich, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Green Mountain Conservation Group (2) – Effingham, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Newfound Lake Region Association (2) – Bristol, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Squam Lakes Association (6) – Holderness, NH
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Squam Lakes Conservation Society (2) – Holderness, NH

Key responsibilities may include*:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Engage youth and adults in environmental education.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Lead volunteer crews.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Work toward the eradication of invasive species in the lakes and watershed.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Maintain and construct regional trail networks.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Develop conservation protocols and reports.
*Each host site operates independently and may not participate in all of the above, and may have additional responsibilities not listed.

Qualifications*
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be 18 years old by May 20th, 2021
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of program
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must clear all required national service criminal history checks
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or be working towards obtaining one during term of service
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Able to work independently and with a group

Commitment:
May 20, 2021 through October 24, 2021 and a minimum of 900 hours

Training/support provided to all host sites (other trainings provided based on host site)*:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    NH Safe Boating certification
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    NH Commercial boating license
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Living allowance: $211 weekly, distributed biweekly (before taxes)
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50 received upon completion of specified term length and a minimum 900 hours.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Provided housing with kitchen facilities, or a $250 biweekly housing allowance (dependent on host site)
* The provision of these trainings are contingent upon the operation of the organizations hosting them, which may be impacted due to COVID-19.
* Each host site operates independently, and may have additional requirements, key responsibilities, or provide site-specific trainings. For more information on specific sites, visit more information on specific sites.

To Apply and Learn More:
For more information or to apply please visit our website at LakesRegionConservationCorps.org 

 

 

Summer Experience Studying Insects on Farms

Interested in working with insects? Thinking of a career in conservation or on-farm ecology? Enjoy working outside and on farms? If so, perhaps consider applying for a summer entomology experience with the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program in upstate NY. During this three to six month position, you will get experience collecting and identifying various groups of Northeastern insects while living on a farm in a rural part of the State. You will also have the chance to be involved in public education and outreach around insects, farming and their intersection. All we ask you to bring is a willingness to learn, an eagerness to help, and a good team spirit; we can train you in techniques. If you already have some entomological background, this position would offer you the chance to deepen your experiences.

Who We Are: The Farmscape Ecology Program is dedicated to exploring the human and natural dimensions of the landscape in and around Columbia County, NY through research and outreach. The Program is part of Hawthorne Valley Association, an educational non-profit, and is comprised of a wildlife ecologist, a botanist, a social scientist, a conservation biologist, two research technicians and a pair of staff dogs.

Our interdisciplinary research explores the many dimensions of the historical, current, and potential future interactions of people with the land. An important part of our work is applied farmscape ecology, which involves documenting synergies between agricultural production and nature conservation, as well as creating, managing, and monitoring experimental on-farm habitats for beneficial wildlife.

For the 2021 season, we are looking for someone to assist us in monitoring insect life on farms and other lands. The season will run approximately three months, starting in late May or early June and ending in late August or early September; the exact start and end dates are somewhat flexible. At the end of three months, there may be an opportunity to extend the position for three months in order to include an independent project, but that is not guaranteed. We welcome inquiries from graduate students who feel their projects may fit our research objectives. We would also be glad to collaborate with undergraduate students whose universities offer the opportunity for them to earn independent credits.

Activities: The chosen applicant will participate in collecting and processing standardized insect samples as part of our applied farmscape ecology research. The work will involve collecting and processing insects in the field using sweep nets and malaise, vane, and pitfall traps. It will be necessary to accurately identify and count both living insects in the field and preserved insects (with the aid of a dissecting microscope) in the lab. We can train these skills. The selected applicant will be responsible for accurate record keeping, including data entry. S/he occasionally might also be asked to assist with horticultural tasks (e.g., work in the native plant nursery) and with on-farm habitat management (e.g., weeding in native wildflower plantings, invasive plant removal and planting of shrubs in hedgerows). S/he will also be asked to help FEP staff in the upkeep and staffing of a small butterfly house.

Qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in insects, their conservation, and their role in agriculture, and who enjoy the outdoors and interacting with the public. Candidates should be comfortable living and working in a rural setting, be energetic, and thrive in the outdoors even when the going gets rough (think long, hot days in a field without shade!). Given the work environment, it is important that candidates are sociable and communicative, able to interact with a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds, self-motivated, and have attention to detail. Most importantly, we are looking for people who are eager to learn. We expect the candidates to have basic computer skills (Word, Excel). Some academic and/or work experience in field biology, field ecology, natural history,environmental science, sustainable farming/gardening, environmental education, or related fields is a plus, but not a requirement.

Accessibility: Our intention is to make this position accessible to applicants from diverse backgrounds, who are excited by this opportunity. We encourage people who are under-resourced, BIPOC, or with a nontraditional background to apply. If you have any concerns or questions about the accessibility of this learnership/student internship for your situation, please donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t hesitate to be in touch.

General Conditions: The position is based at Hawthorne Valley Farm, a 500-acre organic and biodynamic diversified farm located in the heart of Columbia County, NY. Successful applicants will be expected to work 40Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ45 hours per week, which will occasionally include hours that are earlier or later than normal work hours and time on weekends.

Compensation: The successful applicant will be provided with housing (a small, private room with a shared kitchen and bathroom) in the Farmscape Ecology Program building and a stipend of $1,000/month. We donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t want finances to be a barrier to taking this position: upon acceptance, there will be the opportunity to apply for a needs-based scholarship (maximum an extra $500/mo). Please refer to this scholarship description (scholarship description ) to help you self-assess your eligibility.

COVID-19 Considerations: We take COVID-19 seriously. While we recognize this is an ever-evolving situation, we will have a shared protocol for Farmscape Ecology Program staff that outlines how to work at and around the office safely. Those living in the shared apartment will work with one another to determine a COVID protocol that they are both comfortable with. Because COVID may limit abilities to carpool, it would be ideal for applicants to have their own car (mileage reimbursement is provided). However, we do not want this to limit you from applying to this position; please reach out to us if youÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)re enthusiastic about this position but donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t have a car, and we will see if we can work something else out. We can update you regarding current COVID conditions and protocols during the application process.

Additional Information: Information about Hawthorne Valley Association is available at Information about Hawthorne Valley Association ; for more on the Farmscape Ecology Program itself, see Farmscape Ecology Program

Application Process: Please email us (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org) a CV including contact information for three references along with a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and any experiences that you think are relevant. Accepted candidates will then have the opportunity to apply for the need-based scholarship. If you have questions, please contact Conrad Vispo at 518-938-1109 or via the email address provided above.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2021, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. (If you intend to apply after Feb. 15, please check If you intend to apply after Feb. 15, please check to see if the position is still available). 

 

LEARNERSHIP/ STUDENT INTERNSHIP in Field Botany and Native Plant Gardening

The Farmscape Ecology Program is dedicated to exploring the human and natural dimensions of the landscape in and around Columbia County, NY through research and outreach. The Program is part of Hawthorne Valley Association, an educational non-profit located on a farm in rural upstate New York, and is comprised of a wildlife ecologist, a botanist, a social scientist, a conservation biologist, and two research technicians.

Our interdisciplinary research explores various dimensions of the historical, current, and potential future interactions of people with the land. An important part of our work is applied farmscape ecology, which involves documenting synergies between agricultural production and nature conservation, as well as creating, managing, and monitoring experimental on-farm habitats for beneficial wildlife.

For the 2021 field season, we are looking for a learner/student intern dedicated mainly to the botanical aspects of our applied farmscape ecology work, involving hands-on gardening, botanical research, and public outreach. The season will run approximately three months, from late May/early June to late August/early September. There is the potential for a three month extension of the position with an independent project, but that is not guaranteed.

Activities: The successful candidate will be involved in the creation and maintenance of perennial native plant beds in a small butterfly house; the maintenance and expansion of a native plant garden; the maintenance of on-farm habitats (pollinator beds, beetle banks, a hedgerow, native meadows) created to support pollinators and other beneficial insects; and the creation and maintenance of a small, native plant nursery. Maintenance tasks include hand weeding, weed whacking, watering, planting/transplanting, seed collecting and mowing. The learner/intern will also be involved in the monitoring of vegetation composition and flower abundance in select areas across the season (both on the farm and off the farm); facilitate weekly gardening activities with a small group of volunteers; support and conduct weekly tours for small groups of visitors in the butterfly house and native plant garden; assist with insect sampling and processing of insect specimens, as needed; and will be trained and become responsible for the weekly monitoring of the phenology trails at Hawthorne Valley Farm. The learner/intern is expected to keep accurate records and to do data entry into the computer.

Qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in plants and gardening or agriculture, who really enjoy the outdoors. The ideal candidate has some experience with plant identification and gardening and is eager to hone his/her skills in these areas, but also is excited to learn about insects and their interactions with native plants and agriculture. Candidates should be comfortable living and working in a rural environment, be energetic, and thrive outdoors even when the going gets rough (think long hot days in a field without shade!). Given the work environment, it is important that candidates are sociable, able to interact with a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds, self- motivated and can work independently with attention to detail. Most importantly, we are looking for people who are eager to learn. We expect the candidates to have basic computer skills (Word, Excel). Some academic and/or work experience in field biology, field ecology, natural history, environmental science, sustainable farming/gardening, environmental education, or related fields is a plus but not a requirement.

Accessibility: Our intention is to make this position accessible to applicants from diverse backgrounds, who are excited by this opportunity. We encourage people who are under-resourced, BIPOC, or with a nontraditional background to apply. If you have any concerns or questions about the accessibility of this learnership/student internship for your situation, please donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t hesitate to be in touch.

General Conditions: The learnership/student internship is based at Hawthorne Valley Farm, a 500-acre organic and biodynamic diversified farm located in the heart of Columbia County, NY. Successful applicants will be expected to work 40Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ45 hours per week, which will occasionally include hours that are earlier or later than normal work hours, and on weekends.

Compensation: The successful applicant will be provided with housing (a small, private room with a shared kitchen and bathroom) in the Farmscape Ecology Program building and a stipend of $1,000/month. We donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t want finances to be a barrier to taking this position: successful candidates will have the opportunity to apply for a need-based scholarship (maximum $500/month). Please refer to this scholarship description (scholarship description ) to help self-assess your eligibility for it.

COVID-19 Considerations: We take COVID-19 seriously. While we recognize this is an ever-evolving situation, we will have a shared protocol for Farmscape Ecology Program employees, learners/interns, and volunteers that outlines how to work at and around the office safely. The occupants of the shared apartment will work with one another to determine a Covid protocol that they are all comfortable with. Because Covid limits abilities to carpool, it would be ideal for applicants to have their own car (mileage reimbursement is provided). However, we do not want this to limit you from applying to this position; please reach out to us if youÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)re enthusiastic about this position but donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t have a car, and we will see if we can work something else out. We can update you regarding current COVID conditions and protocols during the application process.

Additional Information: Information about Hawthorne Valley Association is available at Information about Hawthorne Valley Association ; for more on the Farmscape Ecology Program itself, see Farmscape Ecology Program .

Application Process: Please email us (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org) a CV including contact information for three references along with a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this learnership/student internship and any relevant experience you might have. Accepted candidates will then have the opportunity to apply for the needs-based scholarship. If you have questions, please contact Claudia Knab-Vispo at 518-938-1109 or via the email address provided above.

We will begin reviewing applications on Feb. 15, 2021, but continue to accept applications until the position is filled (if you are considering to apply after Feb. 15, please check on see if the position is still available to see if the position is still available). 

 

Cary REU Program in Translational Ecology – second announcement!

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is still accepting

applications for the summer 2021 REU program in Translational Ecology.

Thank you for sharing this information with students who may be interested.

*For program information and to apply:*

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*Application deadline:* *January 29, 2021 Midnight EST*

*Dates:* June 7 to August 13, 2021 (10 weeks)

*Eligibility:* Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first

semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or

its possessions. The Cary REU program welcomes participants of all races,

religions, sexual orientation, age and ability status. Students from groups

traditionally underrepresented in ecology and first generation college

students are particularly encouraged to apply.

*Stipend:* $5,500 participation stipend, plus $1800 room and board stipend

and all travel expenses covered

Pairs of students will join teams of 2 or more mentors to conduct

individual research projects of their own design in collaboration with

their research team. Research project areas for the summer of 2021 include:

Ò·         How ecosystems influence arthropod vector populations and

potential disease transmission risk

Ò·         Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation,

and disease risk

Ò·         Projecting future tree lines in Alaska

Ò·         Environmental history of an urban-suburban watershed in Dutchess

County, NY

Ò·         Are symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees in the Anthropocene shifting

functions?

Ò·         Vertical dimension of microbial community assembly and function

in forests

Ò·         Examining the effects of global change on streams of the

Northeastern US

Ò·         Urban forest ecology in New York City

Feel free to contact me for more information about the program at

berkowitza@caryinstitute.org.

Best regards,

Alan Berkowitz, Cary REU Program Director

*Please note*: Our ability to run the program in 2021 is contingent upon

the success of a grant proposal to the National Science Foundation

currently in review. Furthermore, adjustments to the program may be

warranted due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

Southwest Conservation Corps Member Openings in Colorado

Southwest Conservation Corps has opened up our applications for crew members for the 2021 season in both Durango and Salida, CO. We have nine different positions with multiple openings under each. All of these crews will start towards the end of May and will run through the end of October, except for the summer ones, which end in early August.

We are excited to be offering a Leaders of Color crew for the first year out of our Salida office! This crew provides an open and supportive space where BIPOC members work with, learn from, and grow alongside one another as members gain trainings and certifications in chainsaw, crosscut, rigging, technical rock work, and trail construction and design. The crew will also emphasize leadership and professional development

Some general information about all crews

                Qualifications:

  *   To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30

  *   Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs

  *   A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED

  *   All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

Benefits

  *   AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service)

  *   Food provided while in the field

  *   Uniforms provided (including personal protective equipment)

  *   On the job skills in a variety of conservation related activities

  *   Wilderness First Aid training

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.âÂEUR¯

Our general site with all of our openings is https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps.org%2Fopen-positions&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627695513%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=H3i8BszIYEFd%2BFdDAxu2gtH0IM%2FiXrLWJR6Q7U671ac%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Salida, CO Positions Direct Position Description/Application Portal Links

Fourteener Conservation Crew Member – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2425%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992380%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627695513%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=XAPG0YGuDbtb1H%2F%2B21vVKXQfJdFCqo5NzHsPnR13DMM%3D&amp;reserved=0

Leaders of Color Crew Member – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2426%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992380%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627695513%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=LlppUnC2aiTsuvq6nu6ftzgpijZDgoorYDhB3vKckvc%3D&amp;reserved=0

Summer Conservation Crew Member – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2429%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992380%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627695513%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=p0%2FHX%2BZ0pZgZl8JCBYCppeaHFf9MUDiR8s%2BN%2FdEAbng%3D&amp;reserved=0

Technical Trail Conservation Crew Member – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2428%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992380%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627695513%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=nHZQ1Y4y%2Bx5t%2B%2FRAxz7eMk8EM741I3DHoJcjmBWwC%2BI%3D&amp;reserved=0

WomenâÂEURÂ(tm)s+ Saw Crew Member – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2427%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992380%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627695513%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=l%2B9c4fY%2FZnBMsxj6DppCOYcriBDMpzO172XhEzvHBAw%3D&amp;reserved=0

Durango, CO Positions Direct Position Description/Application Portal Links

WomenâÂEURÂ(tm)s + Conservation Crew Member âÂEUR” https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2442%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992402%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D1%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627695513%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=d07LlZtD8TUb3dd%2FCDtRtI9OXD0RfGGzkffCTSxAYmY%3D&amp;reserved=0

Summer Conservation Crew Member âÂEUR” https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2439%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992402%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D1%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627705511%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=c%2FaZDVAgIaz3FAR0tijl%2FIhqnliazRYwFEATwKF6pJc%3D&amp;reserved=0

Long Term Conservation Crew Member âÂEUR” https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2441%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992402%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D1%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627705511%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=wekFSYUCULk9si02rnnpeftRRyt1Ui3PX07XinTevSM%3D&amp;reserved=0

Crosscut Crew Member âÂEUR” https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2443%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992402%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D1%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C5478ebec30e24da37dc608d8ba07f309%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463890627705511%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Y8UMcY8tOejj%2B7OhWuOrYBgIcqQn5fAZE9BNEdqSlf4%3D&amp;reserved=0

REU, Ecology and Plant Ecophysiology: Summer 2021

The Macrosystems Ecology Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley is seeking an undergraduate student to carry out independent research in summer 2021 as part of an ecology project supported by the National Science Foundation. This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will support one student as part of a broader team.

The nature of the REU program will depend on the COVID-19 pandemic. If international travel is feasible and ethical, the project will be based in Ghana and will focus on tropical forests from the coast to the interior. If international travel is not possible, the project will be based at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, California. If neither is possible, the project will be offered as a remote internship instead and will focus on analyzing already-collected datasets.

*More information*

REU, Tropical Ecology and Plant Ecophysiology – Summer 2021

*How to apply*
Fill out the web application at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPSEidgbAvZEeo2KfHBVF7W90IJT_NF92jeu0Ki7bmRBW-OQ/viewform

The application requires the name of one professional reference.

*Application deadline*
Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:59PM (Pacific time zone). Application review will commence immediately; late applicants may or may not be given consideration.

Smithsonian Orchid Field Research Internship

Subject: Smithsonian Orchid Field Research Internship

 

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is offering two paid internship opportunities on a project focused on evaluating native orchids as indicators of forest health. This project is the product of a partnership between the Changing Landscapes Initiative (CLI), Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL), and the North American Orchid Conservation Center.  The goal of this research project is to record and assess the status of native orchid populations, evaluate their use as indicators of forest health, and to engage local citizens and students in conservation science.

 

The orchid field interns will gain experience in field survey methodologies, plant and tree identification, data management and analysis, and project management. Common activities include conducting transect surveys for orchids and invasive species, collecting forest characteristics metrics, and taking soil samples. This interns will also collaborate with the CLI  outreach coordinator to develop outreach and communications materials, and participate in remote public engagement opportunities with citizen scientists.

 

Together, these interns will play a significant role in advancing our knowledge of native orchid populations, and the effects of land use on them, as well as educating the local community on topics related to orchid ecology and conservation.

 

Learning Objectives:

Through this internship, interns will assist with the following as they gain important experience with conservation science:

-Expand plant and tree identification skills through field surveys and other work in Virginia forests

-Improve familiarity with methodologies in plant field ecology, database management, statistical analysis, and science communication

-Gain project management skills in coordinating field work with Smithsonian staff across multiple units, graduate students, other interns, and citizen scientists

-Increase technical skills using programs, such as ArcGIS, R-Studio and MS Excel to support analysis efforts

-Expand on technical writing skills by revising and updating written project protocols for training and sharing purposes

-Develop communication skills by assisting with the creation of content for the web and other outreach platforms, and assisting with outreach and training events with project partners and citizen scientists

 

Who Should Apply:

Interns with the following will benefit the most from this opportunity:

-Experience participating in structured biological field surveys

-Experience with plant identification

-Ability to legibly and accurately record and transcribe field data

-Tolerance for a range of field conditions, including occasionally difficult terrain and wet environments

-Strong interest in science and conservation, and some experience in ecology and conservation biology

-Excellent communication skills

-Strong organizational skills

-Professionalism

-Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copyediting and fact-checking

-Familiarity working with large databases considered a plus

-Willingness to take initiative and motivation to seek new learning opportunities

-Ability to engage within a team environment with staff and other interns and volunteers

-Willingness to take instruction and critical feedback

-Additional experience with outreach skills a plus

–Experience using social media and other online outreach platforms

–Excellent writing skills

–Public relations experience or abilities

–Experience in event planning and facilitation

–Graphic design experience

 

Stipend:

The stipend is $1200 per month

 

Location:

The internship will be based at the SCBI campus in Front Royal, Virginia but the internsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) activities will be conducted throughout a 15-county region of Northern Virginia (Frederick, Clark, Loudon, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpepper, Orange, Green, Madison, Rockingham, Augusta, Albemarle)

 

Interns will need to provide their own vehicle for travel to field sites. All fields sites will be accessible from standard paved roads so there are no special requirements for the internÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s vehicle.

The interns must also provide their own computer and a stable internet connection for communication with mentors and data entry/analysis. The Smithsonian will provide a remote desktop connection for all file storage and computational processing needs.

 

Housing:

Housing is not available on the SCBI campus at this time so interns will be required to provide their own housing. Please keep this in mind if you are applying from outside the study area described above.

 

Benefits For Interns:

Through SCBI interns are offered an opportunity to develop professional skills while participating in current research on native biodiversity in Virginia. This includes learning opportunities in the areas of field techniques in ecological monitoring, data analysis, project management, and communications.

 

Term of Appointment:

This is a six-month internship with a desired start date of April 1st 2020, and is a full-time appointment (40 hours per week).

 

Application Deadline:

January 31, 2020 11:59 pm EST

 

To Apply:

Go to: solaa.si.edu. Select “Don’t have an account? Create an account” and complete the information to create an account.

As you fill out your account information, be sure to include the following:

-Basic personal information

-Professional resume or CV

-A single-page essay addressing the following points:

-The experiences and education you feel have prepared you for this internship

-What you hope to learn through this internship

-Your future academic or career goals and how this internship would help you prepare for them

-Transcripts from your current and/or previous institutions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Letters of reference are not required at this time

 

Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:

1) Type of appointment: “Internship”

2) Unit of interest: “National Zoological Park”

3) Program: “Changing Landscapes Initiative Field Internship”

 

IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit.” Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.

 

For Additional Information

If you have any questions or issues during the process, please contact lab manager Craig Fergus at fergusc@si.edu.

 

Conservation Technicians: St. Francis’ satyr butterfly research – 4

https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/504608/technical-aide

Subject: Hiring Conservation Technicians: St. Francis’ satyr butterfly research

The Haddad Lab at Michigan State University is hiring four field technicians for research in North Carolina on the St. FrancisÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) satyr butterfly from early May through mid-August. One position may begin on April 1st and extend through September. The St. FrancisÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is found only on the Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands.  Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing and breeding of individuals from eggs to adults, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography. All technicians will live near Ft. Bragg, NC for the duration of the summer.

Qualifications: Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field. They must also be comfortable working outdoors all day in extreme heat and humidity and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes. Candidates with previous field work experience will be especially favorably received. This position represents an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated students who are interested in gaining or expanding their field experience in conservation biology.

Additional information about the project is available on the web at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww4.ncsu.edu%2F~haddad%2FRareAnimals%2FRareAnimals.html&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C24734a7171a74396c7ce08d8b93e9832%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463025812885242%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=se4TYW6XHzDeDT8qEwHbmlzsuqPWAx6wkuuxORBJHqQ%3D&amp;reserved=0

Compensation is $16.25/hour. Shared housing has been identified and rent will be split among researchers.

To apply: Applications must be submitted through the Michigan State University careers website. The job posting can be found here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.msu.edu%2Fen-us%2Fjob%2F504608%2Ftechnical-aide&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C24734a7171a74396c7ce08d8b93e9832%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637463025812895248%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Mow6h3reHMznnbD2qnRMQT1BP4n8g%2F0iNbnuE9OK9gU%3D&amp;reserved=0

In your application, please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position, resume, and the email address and phone number for two professional references.

CTSG Undergraduate research fellowship opportunity for summer 2021

CTSG Undergraduate research fellowship opportunity for summer 2021

The Connecticut Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and marine industry professionals.

 

The program will do so by funding a research fellowship for up to two undergraduate students who represent the social diversity of the communities of Connecticut. Underrepresented minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as well as students of color, indigenous students, US military veterans, members of the LGBTQ community, and students with disabilities are encouraged to seek a research mentor with whom to apply for this opportunity.

 

Up to two fellowships, each with a $5,000 stipend, will be offered this summer to enable selected students to conduct independent research under the guidance of a research mentor. The application process requires submission of a mentor-proposed natural or social science-based research project and a student nomination for the research fellowship. The research project must be completed in nine weeks over the summer, and be focused on a coastal, marine or watershed issue relevant to the Connecticut Sea Grant Strategic Plan for 2018-2023, which can be accessed at: https://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2020/11/CTSG-strategic-plan-2018-2023-final_optimized.pdf.

 

Submission deadline is Tuesday March 15, 2021

The complete Call and Guidance on how to apply can be found here:  https://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2021/01/CTSG-DEI-Undergraduate-Fellowship-2021.pdf

 

For more information: see https://seagrant.uconn.edu/funding/fellowships/, or contact:

Dr. Syma A. Ebbin, research coordinator

Connecticut Sea Grant College Program

The University of Connecticut

1080 Shennecossett Road

Groton, CT 06340-6048

Tel: (860) 405-9278; Fax: (860) 405-9109

E-mail: syma.ebbin@uconn.edu

Disease Ecology Project Assistant Opportunities Available at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Stud

From: Jennifer Pendleton <pendletonj@caryinstitute.org>

Subject: Disease Ecology Project Assistant Opportunities Available at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is accepting applications for the

following position:

Disease Ecology Project Assistant, âÂEURÂoeThe Tick ProjectâÂEUR (up to 10)

Research:  The Tick Project  is a randomized,

placebo-controlled, double-blind research program to design and test a

tick-control strategy for preventing human cases of tick-borne disease.

The study is conducted at the scale of entire residential neighborhoods

within the Lyme-disease endemic zone of the northeastern United States.

The study emphasizes principles of disease ecology in the context of

disease prevention.

Job Description: Project Assistants are needed to study the effects of tick

management interventions on the abundance and distribution of blacklegged

ticks and risk of tick-borne disease in people.  Location is the Cary

Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New YorkâÂEURÂ(tm)s Hudson River Valley, with

travel to sites throughout Dutchess County, New York.  Duties include

sampling, collecting, and identifying ticks from residential neighborhoods.

Qualifications: Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field

ecology is required. Prior experience with tick sampling is highly

desirable. The ability to work in small teams and to withstand hot and

humid field conditions is essential.

Employment to begin on April 12, 2021 and end July 16, 2021.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week.

This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position. Wages are

commensurate with education and experience. The final candidate will be

required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check

successfully. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. On-site or

nearby housing is available. Review of applications will occur as

applications are received. Posting is open until April 04, 2021 or until

filled.

Decisions about hiring and procedures governing housing and working

conditions will be regularly updated based on current information on the

ongoing covid-19 pandemic and public health regulations pertaining thereto.

To Apply: Please submit a job application using this link

and by

clicking the âÂEURÂoeApply NowâÂEUR button at the bottom of the page. Under âÂEURÂoeResumeâÂEUR

on the application page, click the âÂEURÂoeUpload ResumeâÂEUR link to upload a single

PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names,

phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please

contact Patricia Jones (jonesp@caryinstitute.org) with any questions about

applying.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative

Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal

employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to

race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national

origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or

genetic information.

Job announcement – Sagebrush sampling

Hello,
The Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University is hiring field crews, crew leaders, and team leaders for sagebrush steppe sampling during the 2021 field season. Work begins late April and will continue to August or September. The job involves vegetation and soil sampling using AIM protocols throughout eastern Oregon, Washington, and northwest Nevada. Field work entails 8 day sampling hitches where we will be camping in the areas we will be working. Crews have 6 days off between hitches.  Crew members travel between their homes and the remote and widespread sample plots on the first and last days of the work hitch. Most crew members live in Portland / Corvallis / Eugene / Bend areas and but there is flexibility on where you can choose to live on the off hitches, provided it is logistically feasible. We are looking for people who are familiar with identifying plants, who can handle the hard work of digging soil pits and vegetation sampling in the often hash steppe environment, and are excited by extensive camping in remote, beautiful areas. The compensation will be between $13.73 and $19.51 per hour for crew members, $14.74 and $21.40 for crew leaders and $15.81 and $23.49 per hour for team leaders (depending on experience). We also provide a per deim of around $80 per day to cover expenses for food and wear and tear on your camping gear. We will be hiring 8 to 10 people under the Bio Tech 1 posting as crew members (who are part of a 2-person crew installing the plots), 5 to 8 people under the Bio Tech 2 posting as crew leaders (who manage the day to day activities of a 2-person crew), and 3 to 5 people under the Bio Tech 3 posting as team leaders (who manage the activities of 2 crews over each hitch). Apply online to the pool before January 19th or 21st, 2019 for full consideration. We will continue to evaluate application received until the closing date of March 31, 2020.
      Bio Sci Research Tech 1                           Crew members
Posting Number: P02461CT                        https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.oregonstate.edu%2Fpostings%2F96946&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C68ae4038f2674276550f08d8b487baba%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637457842340757898%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=7ntiEZbLWPGanE2xRIWWTTtkuBBhIMlU8ov70Vsim7U%3D&amp;reserved=0
Opening Date: 5 January, 2021                   Full consideration date: 21 January, 2021
Closing date: 31 March, 2021
     Bio Sciences Research Tech 2                       Crew Leaders
Posting Number: P02832CT                        https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.oregonstate.edu%2Fpostings%2F97036&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C68ae4038f2674276550f08d8b487baba%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637457842340757898%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=x24Itgomltp7pmx%2FmhTB1x%2BBYsnzmi3S7B7h0dhaB9c%3D&amp;reserved=0
Opening Date: 7 January, 2021                   Full consideration date: 21 January, 2021
Closing date: 31 March, 2021
     Bio Science Research Tech 3                        Team leaders
Posting Number: P02831CT                        https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.oregonstate.edu%2Fpostings%2F97034&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C68ae4038f2674276550f08d8b487baba%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637457842340757898%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=CQfHtkUDpKKHUAYEZwUIu9l%2F8bRDPyosuU5GYn5yTd8%3D&amp;reserved=0
Opening Date: 7 January, 2021                   Full consideration date: 21 January, 2021
Closing date: 31 March, 2021
Contact Michael.Russell@oregonstate.edu or Caitlin.Lawrence@oregonstate.edu with any questions.
Thanks,
Michael Russell

Lab Technician Job in Pollination Ecology

Subject: Lab Technician Job in Pollination Ecology

Lab Technician Job in Pollination Ecology

The Winfree Lab at Rutgers University (winfreelab.com) invites applications for a lab technician position to process pollen samples for a study on the pollen diets of wild bees. The goals of the larger project are to determine the most important plant species supporting spring forest bee communities, and to explore scientific questions about bee biodiversity at large spatial scales.

This is a six month position that starts 23 Jan 2021 with exact start and end dates being somewhat flexible. The technician will be expected to work ten hours per week. Pay is $15 per hour.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Prepares and mounts pollen samples on microscope slides.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Manages data on sample preparation and slide making.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Helps to maintain supplies, lab space, and sample organization.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Provides assistance with insect specimen curation.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ May also assist with counting and identification of pollen samples using light microscopy.

Required Qualifications:
Experience with laboratory benchwork. Good fine motor skills, organizational skills, and communication skills. Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive professional experience with laboratory benchwork. Experience with insect curation, microscopy, and/or pollen identification.

To apply, go to Ãf’Ò https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.rutgers.edu%2Fpostings%2F124551&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C68ae4038f2674276550f08d8b487baba%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637457842340747903%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Dt3mxKupFdL9JlCd3uiU43tr4E19dlhNKb7Jn%2BxU1pk%3D&amp;reserved=0 and click on Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeApply for this job.” Your application should include a Resume/CV (including contact information for minimum 2 references), and a cover letter (1 page max, size 12 font) detailing your interest in the position and why you feel you would be a good fit for the job. Direct all questions to Lucia Weinman (luciaraew at gmail.com). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
the Winfree Lab encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Paid Summer Internship: Maine lake water quality

Subject: Paid Summer Internship: Maine lake water quality

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Research Department is seeking one to two science-oriented summer interns to help conducted research and monitoring on AMCÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Maine Woods Initiative (MWI) lands, located in the 100-mile wilderness area of Maine. One funded research project will develop a lake water quality monitoring program for lakes and ponds across MWI, in coordination and co-mentorship with Lake Stewards of Maine. Additional ongoing research at MWI includes stream connectivity studies and long-term forest monitoring in support of ecoreserve status and carbon sequestration, on our sustainably managed forest at MWI.

Field technician position for Red-winged blackbird research project

Subject: Field technician position for Red-winged blackbird research project

Location: Fargo, ND

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Category: Temporary/Seasonal Position (Full-time)

Anticipated Start and End Date: 4/20/2021-July 5 (Start and end date may be flexible upon negotiation)

Salary: $10-12/hour contingent on experience

Description: The lab of Dr. Tim Greives is looking for a field technician to assist in the upcoming field season for a research project conducted in prairie pothole wetlands near Fargo, ND (Alice USFWS WPA). The research aims (1) to assess potential biomarkers of trade-offs in migration and reproduction, and (2) aggressive behavior in female red-winged blackbirds.

Duties include: capturing and banding free-ranging birds, morphological measurements, blood sampling, and nest searching and monitoring, organization and management of field data. Field work requires extensive periods wading in the wetlands under both cold and hot conditions.

Preferred qualifications:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Willingness to work early in the mornings in sometimes inclement weather.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Accurate data entry.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Previous experience: 1) capturing and handling birds, 2) taking blood samples from songbirds, and 3) nest searching and monitoring are preferred but we accept applicants willing to learn these skills as well.

How to apply: Enthusiastic applicants interested in the field research technician position are encouraged to apply by sending a letter of interest, CV or resume, and contact information of three references in a single Word or pdf document with subject Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeRed-winged Blackbird Field Tech PositionÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ to Esther Morales (esther.moralesvega@ndsu.edu) and/or Maggie Maniago (margaret.maniago@ndsu.edu).

REU Summer Virtual Internships at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

Subject: REU Summer Virtual Internships at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is recruiting students for internships during the summer of 2021. In accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions; we will be unable to provide on-site housing for students, so we are interested in students who are looking for virtual internship opportunities as well as the possibility of students who live locally and would be able to commute to the SERC campus multiple days per week.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today; including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a steppingstone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences.

How to Apply

Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration,

Student copy of transcripts, personal essay, CV or resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA)

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Application deadlines are listed below:

Summer (May-August): Deadline is February 15th

For more information please visit our web site

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Summer research experiences

The Consortium for Plant Invasion Genomics (CPING;
https://www.invasiongenomics.com/) is seeking applicants for twenty-four
(24) in-person undergraduate research positions for Summer 2021.

Each student will be paired with a CPING mentor and will gain experience in
field collection, use of herbarium specimens, genomics, and bioinformatics.
Specific projects will vary by CPING mentor, but students will form an
interactive cohort that will receive training in career development,
research best practices, and scientific communication.

The CREU session will run from June 1st ¡V August 12th, 2021, which
concludes with a professional conference at which students can present
their work. Research sites span 20 mentor labs across 14 U.S. states.
Undergraduates in their second year and beyond (including graduating
seniors) with interests in invasive species, botany, and/or genomics are
encouraged to contact individual CPING mentors prior to application. List
of mentors can be found here: (https://www.invasiongenomics.com/creu.html).
Students are encouraged to contact potential mentors prior to applying.

Due to funding restrictions, students must be U.S. citizens or
permanent residents, but students who come from underrepresented
groups in STEM, have limited research opportunities at
their home institutions, and/or live or study in EPSCoR states (
https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/epscor/nsf_oiia_epscor_EPSCoRstatewebsites.jsp)
are encouraged to apply!

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $4,000, another $2000 for
travel and living expenses, $1000 in research funds and full travel funds
to the CPING annual conference in August 2021. Applications are due
February 28th, 2021.

Brittany Sutherland <blsutherland@gmail.com>

REU Program at GMRI

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is in its third year of our NSF-funded REU Site – Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery EcosystemThe GMRI REU Site will pair students with researchers based at GMRI and engaged in a broad range of fishery ecosystem and climate adaptation studies.

 

We welcome applications from undergraduate students from a broad range of institutions and backgrounds including two- and four-year colleges and underserved communities (e.g., minorities, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, veterans).

 

GMRI offers ten weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in Portland, Maine, with a weekly stipend and meal/travel allowances. Online applications are open through February 15th. Detailed information can be found on our website.

 

Thank you for circulating this opportunity to your colleagues and students.

Job Opportunities: NM Seeds of Success (3 positions)

Conservation Corps New Mexico positions available for two crew members and one crew leader working with or supervising New Mexico Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) teams, operated by Conservation Corps New Mexico.

Click on links below for more information:

 

 

 

Biological Technician (Pollinators): Maryland and Virginia National Battlefields

Subject: Biological Technician (Pollinators): Maryland and Virginia National Battlefields

Field Assistant (Student Service Contractor) Position with Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Duration: May through September, 2021. Exact dates are flexible and contingent on COVID-19 restrictions

Projects: Bee ecology, plant-pollinator interactions

Description: This position is in support of a native bee research project led by the US Geological Survey at Monocacy, Manassas, and Antietam National Battlefields, and C & O Canal National Historical Park. The project goals are to determine how native bee diversity varies between warm- and cool-season grasslands and quantify floral resources used by native bees. The field assistant will be working in a 2-person team alongside a lead biological technician. Duty station will be Sharpsburg, MD.

Knowledge and Skills Required for the Position:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Experience identifying flowering plants to species including native and non-native forbs, invasive plants, and/or agricultural crops.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Skilled at entering data in Excel and/or Access.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people, including scientists and possibly land-managers.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Must possess a valid state driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢General knowledge of native pollinator communities is preferred, but not required.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Must be able to carry field equipment (up to 40 pounds), spend long hours walking through grasslands, and drive field vehicles.

Salary: $16.30/hour. Housing may be provided but is not guaranteed at the time of this posting. Students will be working as independent contractors and do not receive a premium rate for work beyond 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week. Additionally, students are paid only for hours worked (with no holiday or personal leave benefits). Students do earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  Pay Rates for students include cost of self-employment taxes for social security and Medicare.

To Apply

All applicants must be a current student or a recent graduate from a university (within 12 months at time of contract awarding). Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references to Mike Simanonok (msimanonok@usgs.gov) and Jen Larson (jllarson@usgs.gov) before January 25th. Interviews may be requested before the application deadline. Please state your current academic status and available start and end dates in your cover letter.

Mike Simanonok, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 37th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, msimanonok@usgs.gov

Jen Larson, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 1561 Lindig St, Saint Paul, MN 55104, jllarson@usgs.gov