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Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps Wants YOU!Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment, Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) operates conservation service programs across that engage youth, young adults and veterans on public lands in Colorado. SCC works to foster inclusive opportunities and collaborative partnerships for positive growth through development of knowledge, leadership, and compassion towards our lands and communities. We do this work primarily partnering with AmeriCorps to host opportunities where members are able to gain valuable experience and certifications in the fields of resource management, conservation,SCC is looking to fill the last few spots left for the 2022 season and we wanted to share these roles with you! If you’re interested in a summer or long term position in gorgeous Colorado learning trail building, rock work, chainsaw use, invasive species removal, and making a positive impact on our public lands, keep on reading! If you’re further along in your career, we do have staff and leader roles available throughout the year!Dates: May 30th to Mid-November, Shorter (Summer or Fall only) terms availableLocation: Durango or Salida, COStipend: $400/weekAges: 18 – 30Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of at least $1,374.60 (Value will change depending on length of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification + the opportunity for other Industry Recognized Certifications, dependent availability 

As a Conservation Crew Member with Southwest Conservation Corps, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group throughout the beautiful state of Colorado! The expedition style of our program allows crews to obtain proficiency in crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge.Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. Though the exact schedule will vary, each “hitch” spent in the field will be followed by several days off— typically it’s eight days on and followed by six days off.We are currently filling the final spots on our 2022 crews! Each of these priority roles is highlighted below; please rank in order of preference when applying.No experience is necessary—learn and grow with us!!

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GMUG Veteran Fire Crew (Salida, CO)The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), with the partnership of the US Forest Service (USFS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to join the Veterans Conservation Corps for an on-the-job training experience in forestry, conservation, and fuels management. Our program seeks physically capable military Veterans between the ages of 21 – 35 who are willing to operate out of Salida, Colorado, for the duration of the term of service. The program is designed to provide recent era Veterans with the technical skill and physical ability for service in wildland firefighting and natural resource management careers. 

Women’s + Chainsaw Crew (Salida, CO)The term “Women’s +” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, and genderfluid individuals, and cis women. This crew will begin their service going through chainsaw training and earning industry recognized certifications, and then putting those skills to work throughout the season with continued support and growth from crew leaders and staff. Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Summer only or long term (May-October) available. 

General Chainsaw Crew (Durango, CO)Whether reducing hazardous fuels on the San Juan National Forest or removing invasive trees along the Animas River in Durango, our chainsaws crews spend their season showing up where their skills are needed throughout the region! Summer only or long term (May-November) available. 

Summer Crew Members (Durango and Salida, CO)Perfect for college students or those new to this work, our Summer Crews provide a great short-term opportunity to learn many of the skills valued in the field of conservation! Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. 

Santa Fe Strike Team (Durango, CO)The Santa Fe National Forest in the Southwestern Region has 1.5 million acres of mountains, valleys and mesas with recreational and cultural experiences branching out in all directions – ruins and petroglyphs from ancient Indigenous civilizations and incredible scenic features through colorful volcanic formations, deep river gorges, and beautiful pine, fir, spruce and aspen forests. This crew is a smaller crew, 1 leader and 2 members, who will work on a variety of projects throughout the forest. Crews will work at developed recreation sites and dispersed recreation areas, perform light to moderate construction including signs, kiosks, deck repair work, roofing, etc., assist in the implementation of recreation, operation, and maintenance tasks, and complete trail projects on non-motorized trails.Please visit our careers page to submit your application! Be sure to rank your position preferences and include your dates of availability when asked.If you have questions or need help with your application, please contact ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org or ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance FluxSUMMARY:We seek a Research Assistant to contribute to the establishment of a new Arctic carbon monitoring network, which will include the establishment of new eddy covariance monitoring sites across the Arctic-boreal region and coordination and support for existing flux sites. The Research Assistant will work closely with collaborators and Woodwell scientists to develop the monitoring network, including establishing new flux sites, maintaining new and existing sites, and downloading quality checking and analyzing data. This position is part of a larger project to monitor and forecast Arctic-boreal carbon fluxes. The successful candidate will work within a highly collaborative environment and be supported by a strong project team including process modelers, remote sensing experts, field scientists, a project manager, and communications and policy experts.Responsibilities:– Work closely with Project Scientists and collaborators to establish new eddy covariance flux sites and provide support for existing sites as needed to ensure data continuity and coverage– Travel internationally to establish and maintain eddy covariance flux sites for several 2-3 week-long trips per year– Assist with collection, processing, quality checking, and archiving of eddy covariance flux data– Assist with purchasing, construction, installation, and maintenance of eddy covariance and other micrometeorological instruments– Troubleshoot, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation to maximize data quality and coverage– Assist with data analysis– Coordinate with research personnel, including PIs, station managers, technicians, and research assistantsDesired Qualifications and Experience:– Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Biogeochemistry, Earth System Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, or a related field, or equivalent experience– Experience working with and troubleshooting scientific or technical equipment– Competence with scientific computer software and basic data analysis, experience with R statistical language a plus– Experience setting up and maintaining eddy covariance instrumentation, and collecting, processing, and synthesizing eddy-covariance flux data a plus– Experience with remote power systems (solar, wind, etc.) a plus– Knowledge of Arctic carbon cycling, Arctic ecology, and/or climate change research a plus, but not required– Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills– Valid U.S. drivers license– Excellent organization and documentation skillsApplication review will be ongoing.Desired Start Date: Start date is flexible, summer 2022.Classification and Compensation: This is a fixed-term, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is $46,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment, from June 13, 2022, through September 15, 2023, with the possibility to extend based on funding and performance. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and values a healthy work life balance.Location: Based in Falmouth, Massachusetts with international field work.Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type “Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux” on all correspondence.Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, Woodwell Climate Research Center is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 80+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WoodwellWE NEED ALL VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGEClimate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis, from causes to consequences, is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.

Research technician in ecological genomics

esearch technician in ecological genomicsA Research Technologist position is available at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in May 2022, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will provide research support and perform organizational activities in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Lasky, Assistant Professor of Biology.Apply for the position on the Penn State jobs page.The Lasky Lab uses lab and field experiments, physiology, and genomics to study how environment shapes genetic diversity of plants, with goals of learning about basic biology and informing management under environmental change. This Research Technologist will assist with research projects and perform tasks related to laboratory operations and maintenance. Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and senior lab members, the technologist will conduct a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include plant phenotyping, DNA or RNA extraction, and other plant growth or molecular laboratory techniques.Responsibilities may also include:–    Data collection from field or growth chamber experiments–    Analysis of data using basic statistics–    Maintenance and organization of laboratory equipment and supplies–    Plant propagation and maintenance 

Essential functions include:–    Conducts routine experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures–    Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments–    Performs limited data interpretation and assists with basic statistics and analysis–    Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies–    Prepares stock solutions, reagents and other media–    Monitors plant growth, collects data or samples, and maintains records 

Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred, with expertise in more than one of the following areas: plant growth/horticulture in the field, greenhouse, growth chamber, DNA & RNA extraction, plant physiology, molecular biology and genetics, data management or statistical analysis.The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required.Additional Information: Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the job, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).Education and Experience: This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This job will be filled as a level 1 or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of extension.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Federal Contractors Labor Law PosterPA State Labor Law Poster

Job Announcement – Riparian Botanist Positions (Idaho Falls ID; Cody WY)

Subject: Job Announcement – Riparian Botanist Positions (Idaho Falls ID; Cody WY)The University of Montana’s Ecological Mapping, Monitoring, and Analysis group (EMMA) is currently recruiting RIPARIAN BOTANISTS to assist in implementing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, targeted at collecting standardized data on streams and riparian areas across BLM Districts in the western U.S. The riparian botanist will be part of a 3-person crew, consisting of a monitoring lead and aquatic technician. The riparian botanist’s responsibility is to collect vegetation composition data along streams according to the BLM’s Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol. Successful applicants will be trained in data collection methods by BLM and University of Montana ecologists. Botanists should expect to encounter a wide diversity of species and to gain experience in several different biophysical environments.All positions are field-based and require primitive camping in isolated regions. Crews will typically work eight 10-hour days in a row, from Tuesday to Tuesday, followed by six-days off. We expect staff to commit to the entire field season and to contribute to maintaining a safe, productive and enjoyable work environment.LOCATIONS AND START DATESWork will focus on wadeable streams and rivers in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Cody, Wyoming.Cody WY:Start- May 16th at the training in Rawlins WY. After training, the crew will work in the Cody WY districtEnd – All projects end with the completion of the sampling points in the design. This is expected to be mid to late SeptemberIdaho Falls ID:Start: June 6th at the training in Clyde ID. After training, the crew will work in the Salmon/Challis district.End – All projects end with the completion of the sampling points in the design. This is expected to be mid to late SeptemberCOMPENSATION$17-19 an hour DOE; All positions include a tax-free, $30.50 per diem for each field day ($244/hitch); Position is full time, 1.0 FTE, temporary (< 4 months)QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Collect data on riparian vegetation along wadeable stream reaches according to portions of the Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol (https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/TR_1737-23.pdf). 
  • Key riparian vascular plants found in eighty 0.5m plots to species while in the field. However, the protocol only requires identification of species with >10% cover in a 0.5m plot, so botanists without wide experience in the West or in riparian environments are encouraged to apply. 
  • Collect voucher specimens and track all unknown plant species encountered during the field season. 
  • Enter data into excel spreadsheets using an iPad in the field. Manage and self-QC all data. 
  • Coursework in botany, ecology, wetland science, natural resources management, or a related field. A completed B.S. degree preferred. 
  • Field experience collecting vegetation data. 
  • Ability to identify riparian graminoids, forbs, shrubs and trees to species using dichotomous keys. 
  • Experience following established field protocols to conduct sampling and field data collection. 
  • Experience with data entry and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). 
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and to work independently as required. 
  • High degree of comfort wading in all types of streams which can feature fast-flowing water, slick rocks, unstable large woody debris, and other obstacles. 
  • Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field. 
  • Willingness and ability to stay positive while working irregular hours in harsh environments and challenging weather, and to carry gear upwards of 50 lbs over uneven terrain. 
  • Valid driver’s license. Experience driving 4×4 vehicles on rough roads preferred. 

HOW TO APPLYPlease submit the following application materials to Andrew Britton at andrew.britton@mso.umt.edu Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. If possible, please combine all application materials into 1 document (.pdf preferred) 

  1. Letter of Interest addressing the stated required skills for the position 
  2. Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience 
  3. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references 

Answers to Supplemental Questions: 

  • What is your preferred Base Location? 
  • Have you applied for any other positions with the Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West? 

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician – University of Michigan, CIGLR (Ann Arbor, MI)

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician – University of Michigan, CIGLR (Ann Arbor, MI)*Job Opening: Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician**Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research**School for Environment and Sustainability**University of Michigan **Summary*We are seeking an Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician to join ourresearch team and work on aquatic ecology and harmful algal blooms (HABs)in the Great Lakes. The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician will assistprincipal investigators and staff in performing laboratory analyses andfield sampling at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’sGreat Lakes Environmental Research Lab (NOAA GLERL). Tasks assigned to thecandidate will include processing water and plankton samples, quantifyingbiological and chemical parameters, sampling aboard research cruises, andassisting with data analysis.*Required qualifications*   – A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field   – Experience analyzing water quality samples in a laboratory setting   – Experience conducting field-intensive research*Desired qualifications*   – Research experience with phytoplankton and/or harmful algae   – Two or more years of experience working in a research laboratory   related to water quality   – Demonstrated experience with sensitive molecular analyses and sterile   technique   – Experience working aboard vessels on large bodies of water under   various weather conditions*For more information and to apply, visit this link: click here. *The application deadline is May 14, 2022

Research associate position: climate and marine fisheries (Portland, ME)

Subject: Research associate position: climate and marine fisheries (Portland, ME)The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME) is hiring aquantitative research associate who will support statistical analyses andecological modeling for a variety of projects focused on Northeast USmarine fish populations and fisheries in the context of climate andecosystem change.  Full details are available at this link: click here.  Applications arebeing accepted through May 9.

HIRING: Seeds of Success Carlsbad Crew Leader (New Mexico)

HIRING: Seeds of Success Carlsbad Crew Leader (New Mexico)To apply, follow this link: click here.Position Title: Crew Leader (Botany Emphasis).Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 31 weeksLocation: Based in Carlsbad, NM with travel within the state expected.Salary: $765/week + hitch/training budgetBenefits: Paid training; health benefits; Grocery budget while camping in the field.Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a non-competitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.Program Dates: (Anticipated) May 16, 2022 – December 16, 2022Position Overview:The crew leader will supervise two crew members for a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) team, operated by Conservation Corps New Mexico. The crew will be based out of the BLM Carlsbad field office. The crew will collect seeds from native species in remote areas on BLM Land and on occasion State, Private, and Public Lands across NM, following SOS protocols.. The crew will collaborate with regional crews to make seed collections. The crew leader will be trained in planning techniques for a successful field season. Subsequently, the crew leader will help train the crew members and will contribute to a regional seed collection training. Crews will be required to drive to different areas throughout New Mexico, camp overnight, potentially hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management. This position requires significant driving relative to other types of field work. Crew leaders must be prepared for long days driving and scouting from a truck. Safety is a pre-requisite, particularly where industry development (energy extraction, e.g. Natural gas) is occurring and during hunting season, and will guide how fieldwork is conducted. The crew leader will be responsible for adhering to check-out/check-in procedures and communications via cell phone or SPOT device to ensure crew safety.Crew Leader Responsibilities:Supports and manages the field crew’s safety and wellbeing, consistently exercising discretion and judgment. Plans and carries out seed collection efforts, following Seeds of Success (SOS) protocols, throughout New Mexico to support Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conservation strategies. Coordinates field logistics, scheduling, crew tasks, and management of the crew’s equipment. Is the primary contact between the crew, the CCNM supervisor, and BLM staff; effectively coordinates with BLM Staff to complete seed collection of priority species throughout New Mexico. Completes necessary administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the leader is responsible for the organization and quality control of all data collected, including analyzing and interpreting data. The crew leader will be required to write reports to present to various BLM offices and stakeholders. The crew leader should be passionate about sound science principles, be an advocate for the botany program at the BLM, and have a willingness to learn about the importance of native plant materials development in land management within the BLM. The crew leader must consistently exercise discretion and judgement.This is a full-time, temporary position that requires overnight camping and non-traditional work hours inclusive of weekend and evening hours.

YMCA Earth Service Corps Is Recruiting

YMCA Earth Service Corps Is RecruitingYMCA Earth Service Corps is hiring for Program Instructor positions in Seattle, WA. We are seeking to fill multiple AmeriCorps positions to start September 2022. I am reaching out to share the position posting and ask that you help spread the word among your networks.Interested candidates can apply directly through the AmeriCorps website, and folks with questions can reach out to 206-466-1048 or cwheeler@seattleymca.org.

Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice University

Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice UniversityThe Miller Lab at Rice University (Department of BioSciences, Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) invites applications for a summer 2022 REU position. Research in the lab focuses on population and community ecology, particularly demography, population dynamics, and species interactions. We work primarily in plant systems, including plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions, and our work involves a combination of field experiments, statistical modeling, and theory. Check out recent publications to learn more about our work. Our lab values and works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Students from under-represented or minoritized backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.We are seeking a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) participant for summer 2022. The student would participate in funded research focused on the population dynamics of plant-microbe symbioses, and would develop a related independent research project under the guidance of a mentor in the lab. The REU student would also provide mentorship to one or more high school students working in the lab for the summer. This position is perfect for rising juniors or seniors majoring in ecology, biology, or related disciplines with interest in pursuing a graduate degree in ecology. No prior research experience is required.  The REU student will earn a stipend of $600/week. Start and end dates are flexible but the position is intended as 8-10 weeks in duration. Housing is provided on the Rice University campus.To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and contact info for two references to tom.miller@rice.edu (Please include “REU applicant” in the subject) no later than Friday, April 22.

Positions and Internships in Climate Data Analytics – Eagle Rock Analytics, Sacramento, California, USA

Positions and Internships in Climate Data Analytics – Eagle Rock Analytics, Sacramento, California, USAEagle Rock Analytics is hiring short-termpositions to support two major initiatives to make climate data moreactionable and usable in California.We are advertising short-term positions which will all entail work onbuilding a new climate and weather dataplatform, programing novel techniques in python for assessing thecredibility of climate and weather data, building cloud-based analytics andvisualizations in response to stakeholder feedback, and developing methodsfor translating big data into actionable metrics and information fordecision-makers.  Details are in the links below, which direct to fulljob-descriptions:–        Atmospheric Scientist–        Seasonal Research Associate / InternAll our positions are remote, with flexible hours and a generouscompensation package.  Learn more about what Eagle Rock Analytics does, our values and vision, and the open positions on our website: http://www.eaglerockanalytics.com/ .  Check out our careers FAQ , or email us a question of your own to learn more about open positions, the applicationprocess, or Eagle Rock Analytics.Application instructions are included in each job posting.  We’ll beginreviewing applications immediately, and will continue to review until thelistings are removed from our website.These positions will primarily work on two exciting projects:(1)   building a data platform with an analytics engine on top of localizedclimate data, that brings cloud computing power, powerful tools and dataselection guidance together and,(2)   a near-real time historical weather data platform that feeds highquality, hyper-local information into the climate data platform. 

 *About Us*.  Eagle Rock Analytics is a small scientific consulting firmlocated in Sacramento, CA.  Our focus is on translating complex, largeenvironmental geospatial data (mainly weather and climate) into actionablemetrics, tools and guidance for decision-making.  We perform scientificresearch differently, working hands-on with stakeholders and clients toensure our results are as relevant as possible to client needs.Historically our focus has been on the energy sector, but our goal is tosupport the public good broadly through applied research, and advancescientific knowledge and understanding of problems relevant to society.

Stream Ecology and Chemistry Field and Laboratory Assistant

Stream Ecology and Chemistry Field and Laboratory AssistantSUMMARY: We seek applicants for a temporary (3 months) summer full-time field assistant position in stream ecology and water chemistry The Research Assistant will work on a project to assess the ecological conditions and water quality in an urban stream in New Bedford, MA, in collaboration with watershed conservation and municipal partners. The work will involve field water sample collections, assessments of stream flows, and laboratory water chemistry analysis. The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across stream ecology, environmental chemistry, and urban restoration planning.Responsibilities:-Participate in field sampling of water, stream conditions, and stream water flows.-Process and analyze project data.-Assist in coordinating schedules across multiple projects.-Laboratory analysis of water samples, data compilation and interpretation.-Sampling at irregular hours (early mornings, late nights, and weekends) as needed.-Travel to multiple field sites in cars.Desired Qualifications and Experience:-Must have relevant coursework in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry.-At least one-year field experience in a related field, including basic techniques and instrumentation used in ecology.-Requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate positively with the public.-Ability to work independently as well as productively as part of a team.-Familiarity with best practices for field safety.-Strong skills in identifying plants or willingness to learn.-Basic proficiency with word processing, data management and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent programs) is required.-Must possess a valid US driver license for the last two years and qualify to drive Woodwell Climate Science Center vehicles.-Successful candidate will work at multiple field sites in MA.-Expected to be resident in close proximity to Woodwell Climate Science Center at other times.Preferred Qualifications:-B.A./B.S. or significant work toward a degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology or Natural Resources.-Ability to operate small boats or willingness to take safety course to become certified.-Demonstrated skills in data organization, analysis, and report writing.-Data skills including moderate experience with R programming language (or equivalent) for data analysis, graphing, and statistical analysis.-Use of a car to occasionally travel to field sites.-Experience with laboratory analysis of water quality using a nutrient autoanalyzer.Physical requirements:-This role requires work in the field, including rigorous outdoor activities, walking through uneven terrain, and walking through water and in densely urban environments.-Working in the field in Massachusetts requires a willingness to endure exposure to insects, ticks, and poison ivy.Application review will be ongoingDesired Start Date: June 1, 2022Classification and Compensation: This temporary research assistant position is for approximately six months with the possibility to extend dependent upon performance and the availability of funding. You must have flexibility in the specific hours and days you can work and be able to accommodate a variable schedule, including working evenings and weekends as needed to accomplish sampling objectives. The hourly range is $19 per hour. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and work life balance.Location: Falmouth, MassachusettsApplication Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type SFLA22: on all correspondence.Please visit Woodwell’s website to learn more about Woodwell’s work.

Lab manager / lead research technician (deadline extended)

Lab manager / lead research technician (deadline extended)

The Miesel Fire and Ecosystem Ecology lab in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University seeks one full-time laboratory manager / lead research technician. Research in our group focuses on understanding (1) how fire and forest management influence soil, vegetation, and ecosystem processes; (2) how pyrogenic carbon and biochar affects soil carbon and nutrients;  and (3) soil spectroscopy for improving soil and plant sample analysis. 

This position will be responsible for assisting with overall laboratory management, maintaining experiments, and coordinating and conducting laboratory analysis of soil and plant samples. Responsibilities will be primarily lab-based with occasional work in the field, greenhouse, and/or other experimental facilities. A major part of the responsibilities will focus on assisting with coordinating project logistics, measurements and data management for a new study investigating soil responses to wildfires. This position will interact with and support graduate students and provide training and oversight for undergraduate student assistants. Additional responsibilities may include contributing to data summaries, project reports, and literature reviews. Opportunity to participate in manuscript development and/or field measurements and monitoring in wildland fire study sites may be available for interested candidates.Skills and Experience: We seek enthusiastic applicants with a strong background in ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science, environmental science, plant biology, or related discipline. Recent MSc graduates and/or BSc graduates with additional relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with previous experience performing soil and plant sample analyses and measurements of soil processes but training will be provided for new methods. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, highly organized, able to work well independently and as part of a team, and have excellent communication skills. A valid US driver’s license is required. Compensation is commensurate with experience.To apply: Apply online at this link to position number 768860. Application review will begin April 15 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available beginning Spring 2022 (May start dates preferred). 

A complete application includes: (1) a cover letter that includes a statement of interest in the position, a summary of your past research experiences including specific field measurements and/or laboratory procedures you have experience with, and how this position would contribute to your career goals; (2) a resume or CV including a list of relevant coursework; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. All questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jessica Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. 

Summer Technician – University of Arkansas (Fayetteville

Summer Technician – University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)Research Technician PositionWe seek a motivated individual to assist with ecology and conservation biology research projects in Arkansas and Missouri. The first project goal is to determine occurrence estimates for a suite of native crayfish species using kick seine surveys in the Spring River Drainage, AR/MO. The second project goal is to determine relative density estimates of the federally endangered Yellowcheek Darter (Nothonotus moorei), as well as other co-occurring darter species, using snorkel surveys in the Little Red River, AR. The selected individual will gain field experience with freshwater fish and crayfish identification, kick seine technique, snorkel surveying, and abiotic stream monitoring. The individual will also be involved in data organization and analysis.JOB DESCRIPTION:One full time technician position is available. Start date is May 1st (flexible) and end date is July 31, 2022 (flexible) with the possibility to extend into October. The technician will be paid an hourly rate of $11.00 for up to 40 hours per week.DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license. The technician will perform duties including field sampling, maintenance and operation of field equipment, data collection, computer input, and analysis and writing (dependent on ability). Preference will be given to candidates with a BS in ecology, conservation biology, fisheries or a related field. Applicants should have a willingness and ability to perform field work, good note taking skills, and a positive attitude. This position will require individuals to work outside for long hours in a group environment. Candidates must work well in a team setting and be okay with getting dirty/wet and actively being in river environments (i.e., swimming/wading).HOW TO APPLY:Send a cover letter and CV/resume with names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to kmfindle@uark.edu and lbayer@uark.edu.For more information e-mail kmfindle@uark.edu and lbayer@uark.edu, or visit this website. 

LAST CALL: Lakes Region Conservation Corps

LAST CALL: Lakes Region Conservation CorpsLooking to break into the field of conservation, but don’t know where to start? Consider spending your summer in beautiful New Hampshire and joining the Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC), a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for the next generation of conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  The LRCC summer/fall program features 7 host sites, each offering unique experiences and opportunities to members.Key responsibilities may include:-Work toward the eradication of invasive species in the lakes and watershed.-Maintain and construct regional trail networks.-Engage both youth and adults in environmental education and outreach programs.-Recruit and lead volunteer crews.-And more!Host Sites:Each host site operates independently and has additional, specialized duties and experiences.  Highlights of each site are included below, but applicants are encouraged to learn more about each host site at this link.Camp Hale (2 positions available)Sandwich, NHMembers have the benefit of living and working on Squam Lake within a camp environment, while not actually working as a camp counselor.  Members receive free meals during camp sessions and are included in the camp community, making it easy to form engaging relationships with peers from around the world. Housing is provided on site.Lakes Region Conservation Trust (2 positions available)Center Harbor, NHLRCC-LRCT members will receive training in land conservation methods, conservation and recreational land management, and education and outreach. Land Stewards will work on a variety of projects, including trail maintenance, terrestrial invasive plant removal, monitoring LRCT preserves and conservation easements, and more. Housing is provided.Merrimack River Watershed Council (1 position available)Concord, NHMembers serving at MRWC will work on restoration projects throughout the Merrimack River watershed, coordinate education and outreach events, and develop the MRWC’s communications on social media. Members receive professional development opportunities including in-house training, staff mentoring, and engaging with partners.Squam Lakes Association (3 positions available)Holderness, NHMembers serve within a team, scuba diving to remove variable milfoil from Squam Lake, spending weekends camping on our islands caretakers, maintaining over 55 miles of trails within the Squam Range, developing education programs, and more. Members both receive and actively apply their SSI scuba certification and weed control diver certification, as well as spend ample time on the lake during service. Housing is provided.Benefits:-Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications-Living allowance; $534 bi-weekly (pre-tax)-NH Commercial Boating License-Housing provided, or $250 bi-weekly housing allowance (dependent on host site)-Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans-AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,172.50 received upon successful completion of the program and a minimum of 900 hours-Additional trainings provided vary by 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.Minimum Qualifications as per AmeriCorps CNCS Guidelines:-Must be 18 years of age by May 16, 2022-Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of program-Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident-Must clear all required national service criminal history checks-Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or be working towards obtaining one during term of serviceCommitment:May 16, 2022 through October 19, 2022. This is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps program. Members must complete at least 900 hours over the course of the program in order to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.Application Deadline:April 18Apply Now at this link.

Black Bear Capture and Camera Trap Technician: New Mexico

Black Bear Capture and Camera Trap Technician: New MexicoAgency: New Mexico State UniversityLocation: Jemez Mountains, New MexicoJob Category: Temporary/Seasonal PositionsStart Date: Early September 2022End date: Late November 2022Pay: 11.95/hrJob Description: The New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is seeking one highly motivated field technician to assist with a research project investigating the responses of large mammals to wildfire and landscape-scale forest restoration treatments in north-central New Mexico. Bunk style housing will be provided with access to shared kitchen/restroom.The first two months of this 3-month position will focus on vegetation sampling and measurements (65%), assisting with setting and baiting of traps, and processing of captured black bears (35%). Investigation of GPS cluster sites may be included. Technicians will be on-call night and weekends for bear captures.The final month will focus on removing 145 trail cameras from the field, requiring solo work navigating to remote points via GPS.The ability to collect and organize meticulous data, safely navigate off trail, and independently make informed and justifiable decisions regarding critical mission objectives is required. Technician must adhere to project COVID-19 protocols.Prior experience navigating off-trail via GPS, conducting vegetation sampling, VHF radiotelemetry, and working in remote locations is required. Knowledge of southwestern forest/southern Rocky Mountain plant species is strongly preferred. Previous experience handling and marking animals, particularly large mammals, carnivores, or livestock, is strongly preferred. Field work will be very physically demanding and will require hiking up to 15 miles/day over rough terrain.Undergraduate students majoring in wildlife, ecology, and related fields and individuals of underrepresented groups with vegetation sampling experience are especially encouraged to apply.Qualifications:–    Be pursuing or have acquired a bachelor’s degree in wildlife or a related field–    Experience hiking off-trail in difficult and rugged terrain–    Experience operating VHF telemetry gear and handheld GPS units preferred–    Demonstrated proficiency operating 4×4 vehicles in rugged terrain–    Be self-driven with an attention to detail–    Able to record detailed data and be organized–    Flexible. Long days should be expected, and weekend work may be required–    Proficiency with a chainsaw desirable–    Ability to maintain a positive and mature attitude and clear communication with team and supervisor–    Ability to tolerate and handle foul smelling meat and scent lure.        ***Disclaimer: Bait preparation is a dirty job!***To apply, please email a SINGLE PDF file containing:1)      Cover letter detailing relevant experience, qualifications, and interest in the position2)      CV/resume3)      Names and contact information of 3 referencesto Matt Keeling (mkeeling@nmsu.edu) and Leah White (leahw42@nmsu.edu). Please use the format LastName_FirstName_Jemez.pdf (ex: Doe_Jane_Jemez.pdf) and use the position title as the subject line.

Paid Entomology Research Internship in Southeast Pennsylvania

Paid Entomology Research Internship in Southeast PennsylvaniaThe Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, a private, non-profit land trust located in the Philadelphia suburb of Huntingdon Valley (Montgomery County), conserves natural lands in the central Pennypack Creek valley and sponsors an active program of ecological restoration focusing on invasive plant control, deer management, forest, riparian, and grassland habitat management. The Trust is seeking a part-time Intern to aid in our on-going study of insects and their relationships to various plant communities at the Trust and in neighboring parcels. Application deadline is May 1st, but applicants who apply earlier will be given priority consideration.Targeted Majors: Entomology, Biology, Natural Sciences with experience in entomology or taxonomy/identification thereofQualifications:– Bachelor’s degree in one of the targeted majors (required or degree in-progress)– Field data collection methods and data analysis– Familiarity with GIS and other mapping tools, graphic communication– Strong problem solving, organizational, and computer skills– Prefer a candidate with insect identification skills (especially pollinating bees, wasps and Lepidoptera)Duties:– Assist research staff in field collection and data analysis from on-going research efforts– Assist research staff in collaborating with professionals to evolve methodology and study questions– Assist landscape maintenance and restoration staff on an as needed basis– Administrative and clerical duties to support all full-time staff– Archival and organizational duties to support office and volunteer processesCompensation: $14/hr.Flexible hours M-F, from 7:30AM to 3:30PM, although a three-day work week is possible. Some occasional weekend work or  night-time sampling work may be needed. Applicants will work between 20 to 32 hours per week within a mutually agreed upon typical work week with defined start/finish dates.To apply: Provide resume and cover letter describing relevant experience to:Chris Mendel, Executive DirectorPennypack Ecological Restoration Trust2955 Edgehill RoadHuntingdon Valley, PA 19006-5099cmendel@pennypacktrust.org215.657.0830

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities in forest dendroecology and microclimate

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities in forest dendroecology and microclimateWe are seeking applicants for two NSF-funded Research Experience forUndergraduates (REU) positions in summer 2022 to examine the impacts ofwildfire and drought on tree survival, tree growth, and streamflow at theH.J. Andrews (HJA) Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)site in the lush Oregon Western Cascades.*Background*: Wildfires burned through more than a million acres of forestsof the Pacific Northwest in 2020, bringing new urgency to understanding theimpacts of wildfire on water resources. It is well known that fire effectson trees impact hydrological dynamics (e.g., streamflow) by alteringevapotranspiration and runoff. Less understood, however, are the mediatingeffects of pre-fire forest conditions such as management history, radialgrowth patterns, and fine-scale microclimate on tree mortality. Similarly,how is watershed hydrology, in general, affected by first- (4-5 yr postfire) order fire effects on trees, and at what temporal scales streamflow impacts are highest (e.g., sub-weeklyvs. sub-daily) in temperate mesic forests.Near the HJA-LTER site, the Holiday Farm Fire burned >700 km2 of forest,including watersheds with old-growth forest and managed (i.e. a plantation)stands. To our knowledge, this is the first time that wildfires haveaffected paired managed and unmanaged watersheds with existing long-termrecords that can be used to quantify the effects of fire. This provides uswith a unique opportunity to learn about these processes and to informmanagement and conservation efforts!*The opportunity logistics*: The Field station has research camping sitesrestricted for use for researchers with kitchen areas and portablebathrooms. The station has wireless internet near headquarters.  The studentswill be based in Corvallis or Portland and travel in 7 5-day campaigns. Theremaining 3 weeks, the REU will work in the lab learning about tree ringsample processing techniques.*The setting*:  The landscape is home to iconic Pacific Northwestold-growth forests of cedar and hemlock, and moss-draped ancient Douglasfirs; steep terrain; and fast, cold-running streams. The 10-week programwill fit students on either the quarter or semester systems.*Position*:  The REU students will conduct supervised and guided research.The REU will work closely with the PIs of the project, Drs. Holz (PSU) andSegura (OSU), and graduate students working on related topics. Each REUwill receive a $5,500 stipend and up to $2,500 to offset travel, housing,and supplies expenses. As this is considered an educational program ratherthan employment, Oregon State University (OSU) does not provide WorkersCompensation insurance coverage nor medical insurance.*Position Requirements*: Applicants should have a valid driver’s license,and the ability to carry a heavy pack (40+ lb) for moderate distances overuneven terrain, and be comfortable spending long days, on their feet, inthe field, occasionally in inclement weather. Previous field experience isa plus and a general understanding of forest ecology, biology, and/orsilviculture is desirable. Eligibility is limited to currently enrolledundergraduates that have a graduate date no sooner than fall 2022. Further,all applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. *Applicationsfrom women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities areespecially encouraged.**To apply: *Please send a brief cover letter indicating your interest,experience and professional goals after graduation, curriculum vitae,copies of transcripts and the names, addresses, phone number, and emailaddress of at least two references to: Catalina Segura (Catalina.segura@oregonstate.edu) and Andres Holz (andres.holz@pdx.edu).Review of applications will start immediately and continue until a suitablecandidate is identified.

Source water technician

Source Water Technician

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is seeking a Source Water Technician to join our team. The Source Water Technician will conduct inspections of properties in public water supply watershed and aquifer protection areas to identify and address contamination risks that could impact drinking water supply sources. The Source Water Technician will also assist with RWA programs to monitor water quality in its source water streams and reservoirs. We provide competitive pay, a robust benefits package, training and development and opportunities for advancement. If you are ready for a fast-paced position with growth potential, contact the Regional Water Authority with your application.

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Trinidad.PaidResearchInternships.FishEvol

*Paid Research Internships – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology*Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of speciesinteractions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by ProfessorsDavid Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis(Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and RonBassar (Williams College).  We seek to integrate multiple biologicalfields for the study of these interactions in experimental populationsof guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting inmonthly censuses of guppy and killifish populations in montane streamsand helping to execute experiments in on-site artificial streams. Themonthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.  Therewill also be 12 days off each month when interns can pursue anindependent project.Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad,with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in May2022 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will pay amonthly stipend, cover all travel, living expenses, travel insurance,and provide housing.*Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibilityof pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution andwho wish to gain some additional field research experience before doingso.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad,sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to liveand work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packsover slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physicalcondition and be able to meet the demands of field research under theseconditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle isdesirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first respondertraining, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills arehighly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.Please see our website <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C86f9c27ff07242fc53aa08da0e29f2e9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637837870581272244%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=X3se7SLfqEn%2FjkKthLgDNge2kpjNTYxGLBO1sSoMGiY%3D&amp;reserved=0<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C86f9c27ff07242fc53aa08da0e29f2e9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637837870581272244%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=X3se7SLfqEn%2FjkKthLgDNge2kpjNTYxGLBO1sSoMGiY%3D&amp;reserved=0>> for more information on theproject and access to reprints.Be sure to check out our video menu,which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It details the maintasks associated with the internship.Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mailaddresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick(gupy@ucr.edu <mailto:gupy@ucr.edu>). At least two of the referencesshould be academics.

Summer Vegetation Technician at Working Lands Conservation

Subject: Position: Summer Vegetation Technician at Working Lands Conservation!We are looking for two hardworking & enthusiastic field techs to join our summer Working Lands Conservation research team!The Project: U.S. ranchers have long relied on rangelands to provide forage for livestock. More recently, there is a growing interest in rangelands providing a broader array of ecosystem services including sustainable forage, healthy riparian areas, and high quality sage grouse habitat. Despite a growing interest in managing ecosystem services on rangelands, there is no consensus on how management practices affect the sustainable provision of these services.Our goal is to learn how to better manage rangelands for multiple ecosystem services.  Our project examines how three different grazing systems’ season-long continuous grazing, four pasture grazing, and short-duration rotational grazing — affect target ecosystem services including: sustainable forage production, riparian health, & sage-grouse habitat. To do this, we will collect data on vegetation, riparian habitat, and sage-grouse habitat across public lands managed by the BLM plus a private ranch.Duties: The summer field crew will work under the guidance of the project manager. Main duties include:Vegetation sampling in riparian areas using point intercept methodsBiomass collectionWater quality assessmentQualifications:We are looking for 2 team members that are enthusiastic and hard-working.Previous experience collecting vegetation data is a plus, but not necessary. We will conduct training at the start of the field season.Team members must be detail oriented, able to work in pairs, and able to problem solve.Previous experience working at a remote field site in challenging conditions is a plus. Team members must be comfortable working in cold to very hot conditions, be able to carry up to 10 lbs of gear to field sites, and be able to work in these conditions for extended periods of time (10 hrs/day).Because interns will spend 4-days at a time in Rich County working and living together, we are also looking for people that work well on teams.Work schedule & Pay:All positions will run from May 24th through August 26th.There is an additional opportunity for two team members to work thru September.The basic work schedule is 4 days a week (10 hour days) for 2 weeks, followed by 2 weeks off, for a minimum of 10 weeks of work. There will also be extra hours available each month (from ~12-40 hours) for those interested.During work-weeks, team members will live at a research station in Rich County. Housing costs will be paid by Working Lands Conservation. Team members will provide their own food.Pay is $11.00. Raises contingent on successful initial training.To Apply:Please send the following materials to Dr. Kris Hulvey (Director) (kris@workinglandsconservation.org) and Jessie Danninger (Project Leader) (jessiedanninger@gmail.com):(1) A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the project and dates of availability,(2) A current resume including any previous field experience, and(3) The names, phone numbers and email addresses of 2 references.Deadline: April 8th, but stellar applicants may be interviewed sooner and hired on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. 

UG research opportunity in conservation genomics (EEB/MCB/Marine Sciences)

Conservation Genomics Undergraduate Research Opportunity – Apply by Monday 3/28Are you interested in how genetics can contribute to conservation efforts? Come join the Wegrzyn-Bucklin-O’Neill labs’ through the “Earth and Its Future” CLAS funded project aimed at species of local conservation concern. You will work both 1:1 and with a small team of graduate student mentors and undergraduates during the academic year (AY) 2022-23 to sequence, assemble, annotate, and analyze the first reference genome for a species that is the focus of recent conservation and/or restoration efforts. This paid opportunity will provide training in molecular biology, population genomics, and bioinformatics. You will also receive mentorship to apply for summer funding (e.g. UConn’s OUR SURF, IDEA, EEB URGs Undergraduate Summer Fellowship) and participate in our conservation genomics journal club.No prior research experience required. Applications from students from underrepresented groups and students who are interested in continuing research after AY22-23 will be prioritized. Positions available on Storrs and Avery Point campuses. To apply please send your resume, campus (Storrs or Avery Point), and a brief paragraph describing your interest and experience to Michelle Neitzey (michelle.neitzey@uconn.edu) by March 28, 2022. 

PaidInternships.2.EvolutionaryGenetics

Two paid scientific internships in evolutionary and ecological geneticsNick Barton’s group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST)Austria (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C28e6c58d1ab34817c7b608d9f76aaefb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812859848200653%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=bV7y1Ht3uH8LklNZb3p0ZtskZ2GXfoleT5I34S79jcc%3D&amp;reserved=0) is currently recruitingtwo paid scientific interns to assist with a long-term study of plantspeciation in the common snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus. The positionswill begin in early-mid May 2022, for a minimum of 6 months and up to12 months (open to discussion).The project:We study evolutionary dynamics and speciation in snapdragons. The study,which has been running since 2009, involves fieldwork in natural hybridzones between two subspecies with flower colour differences. The goalis to understand how different evolutionary forces—like naturalselection—have shaped this diversity.The positions:We are looking for people to help support the project by (i)participating in fieldwork, (ii) assisting with the daily management offield volunteers, and (iii) providing technical and scientific supportafter the fieldwork is complete. The internship will have 2 phases: forthe first 3 months (during the field work), the applicants will be basedin the Spanish Pyrenees near the town of Planoles; the second phase willbe based at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Allcosts of the fieldwork (travel, food, accommodation, covid testing,and insurance) are covered, and affordable accommodation in Austria isavailable through IST Austria (at the expense of the applicant).Essential skillsApplicants must be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be comfortable workingoutdoors. Strong communication skills, organization skills, and theability to live and work well with others are a must. A driving licenseis essential.Desirable skillsIdeal applicants will have some fieldwork experience and have astrong interest in evolution, ecology and/or speciation. Priorresearch experience, including the curation and analysis of data,would be helpful. The ability to speak Catalan and/or Spanish is veryuseful. Applicants from Catalonia and Spain are especially welcome.How to applyApplicants should send a motivation letter (addressing the skillsmentioned above), CV and the names two references to Sean Stankowski(sean.stankowski@ist.ac.at). The review of applications will start onthe 10th of March and will remain open until filled.More informationQuestions about the positions can be sent to the same address. Moreinformation about scientific internships at IST can be found here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fphd.pages.ist.ac.at%2Fscientific-internships%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C28e6c58d1ab34817c7b608d9f76aaefb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812859848200653%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=QvbBZs5afszR%2FT9mPlDmtL%2BHntvp3EWlFx3Ixf%2FWiHo%3D&amp;reserved=0

Snapdragon.Fieldwork.Volunteers

Fieldwork volunteers wanted:Help us study plant evolution in the Spanish Pyrenees!Nick Barton’s group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST)Austria (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cdf6822d9da8043140c1308d9f76d20e0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812870361853324%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=Oxzx8Qgn4tWrctGpaMqCXuYoTSlKIHmpPiX6uAslvkc%3D&amp;reserved=0)is looking for volunteersto assist with fieldwork on plant speciation in the Spanish Pyrenees thiscoming summer (late May – early August). This is a great opportunity foranyone looking to obtain experience in fieldwork related to evolutionarybiology, speciation and plant ecology.The project: We study evolutionary dynamics and speciation insnapdragons. The study, which has been running since 2009, involvesfieldwork in natural hybrid zones between two subspecies with flowercolour differences. The goal is to understand how different evolutionaryforces—like natural selection—have shaped this diversity.The fieldwork: We are seeking volunteers to assist with the fieldwork,which involves working in teams to map locations of individual plants(GPS) (the plants are primarily found on the roadsides), tag and samplethem for leaves and flowers, measure traits, and process material forlater DNA extraction. There may also be opportunities to be involvedin other projects focusing on pollinator behaviour and plant-insectinteractions. The work is outdoors as well as indoors – about one-thirdof the of time will be spent indoors curating leaf samples and organizingand preparing sampling equipment. The work is highly team orientated,typically in groups of 2-3 in the field and larger groups processingsamples back at the research station. Since we aim to sample all livingindividuals in the hybrid zone during the flowering season, the dailyworkload can vary significantly. At peak season, we are often very busyand our daily routines change accordingly.The location: The field site is near Planoles in a beautiful part ofthe Pyrenees in North Eastern Spain (Catalonia). We stay in comfortableapartments overlooking a picturesque valley, with close access to hikingtrails and small villages.The ideal applicant: is an enthusiastic, hardworking biology student withstrong interest in working outdoors. You must be meticulous with recordingdata and also be comfortable working as part of a team. Experience withfield-based projects and plants is helpful but not essential. Climbingexperience is useful as a small amount work is conducted on ropes. Weare looking for volunteers between the 29th May and the 1st of August. Weask people to commit to stay for 3 weeks. Applicants must be located inEurope or the UK.What we cover: All food, lodgings, Covid testing and travel withinEurope/UK are covered.How to apply? By the closing date of March 20th pleasesend (i) your CV, (ii) a short explanation about why you areinterested, and (iii) your availability between the above dates tofieldvolunteer2022@gmail.com. Please send any questions to the sameaddress.For fieldwork photos and more information, please visit the Barton Groupfield work page: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2Ffieldwork-2022%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cdf6822d9da8043140c1308d9f76d20e0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812870361853324%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=G3IyBDA3G84dOER7uDsfUYVmf2PFNR5Qpzrrv%2FFbwdE%3D&amp;reserved=0

EDI 2022 Fellowship Program

 

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EDI 2022 Summer Fellowship Program

We have 15 fellowships available in our ecological data management training program for this summer. We are now requesting applications from undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students. This fellowship is available to applicants who are U.S. citizens, legal residents or will possess a valid work or student visa for the entire duration of the fellowship. The Fellows will receive training in ecological data management and gain hands-on experience through participation in data preparation and publishing for specific host research projects. The fellowship support is $6000.

Important dates:

  • Informational webinar: 8 March 2022 @ 2PM ET – Register here.
  • Deadline for fellowship application: 20 March 2022
  • Data publishing workshop: 13 June – 16 June 2022
  • Fellowship: 20 June – 19 August 2022

Detailed information on the fellowship program host projects and on how to apply can be found on our website: https://bit.ly/3BMButW

Please contact Susanne Grossman-Clarke (grossmanclar@wisc.edu) if you have questions.The EDI-Team

Trinidad.ResearchInternships

*Research Internships – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology*Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of speciesinteractions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by ProfessorsDavid Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis(Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and RonBassar (Williams College).  We seek to integrate multiple biologicalfields for the study of these interactions in experimental populationsof guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting inmonthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams. The monthlycensuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.  There willalso be 12 days off between each census when interns can pursue anindependent project.Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad,with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in March2022 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will coverall travel and living expenses and provide housing.*Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibilityof pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution andwho wish to gain some additional field research experience before doingso.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimesunder bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and workwell with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs overslippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physicalcondition and be able to meet the demands of field research under theseconditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle isdesirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first respondertraining, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills arehighly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.Please see our website <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C32bc7c68dbd1491ade8f08d9f1f3274e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637806848912465951%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=4mbRI7nDKcXa1v8hxKXkuttqba5a%2B41f8vCX%2FvYje3k%3D&amp;reserved=0> for moreinformation on the project and access to reprints.Be sure to check outour video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.Itdetails the main tasks associated with the internship.Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mailaddresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick(gupy@ucr.edu). At least two of the references should be academics.

Other: REU_MultipleInst.Thermofly.May30-Jul31

Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates in Physiological Geneticsand EvolutionWe are currently accepting applications from undergraduates who liveor attend college in EPSCoR jurisdictions (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas,Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, NorthDakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, or Wyoming) to participate in aNational Science Foundation-funded summer research program in genetic,physiological, and evolutionary mechanisms of temperature tolerance inDrosophila from May 30 – July 31, 2022.  Students will join a laboratoryat one of our five participating institutions, The University of Kentucky,University of Vermont, Providence College, Salve Regina University, orUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas, and work in teams on research projectsthat will include both field and laboratory components as well as trainingin data analysis and visualization.  No prior research experience isrequired; all you need is a year of college-level biology coursework,enthusiasm for biology, and a desire to engage with the exciting processof scientific discovery.To find out more and to apply, please visit thermofly.org and fill outthe online application form.  Members of traditionally under-representedgroups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply.  We will beginreviewing applications on March 1.To find out more about our laboratories, please visit:Dr. Nicholas Teets, University of Kentucky: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teetslab.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cea37f15c4ca2462488a208d9f1e2fbd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637806779528444862%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=0TYz%2BgJXA3FaYnbNucV9k9r%2FIlSFaFLWDkUJARWbxok%3D&amp;reserved=0

JOB: Botanist, seasonal on Nantucket Island, short application window

Subject: JOB: Botanist, seasonal on Nantucket Island, short application windowThe Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. Science and Stewardship Department seeks one seasonal field assistant with exemplary botanical identification and field work experience to conduct ecological field work and stewardship activities for the 2022 field season. Candidates must have strong field work experience, excellent plant ID skills and an interest in wildlife ecology.Field methods used in this position include native plant identification, vegetation community composition sampling, rare plant inventories, wetland plant surveys, crab trapping, wildlife radio telemetry, bat acoustic monitor deployment and potential songbird banding and shorebird monitoring. Candidates should be motivated, enthusiastic, self-reliant and able to learn quickly. For more information on mission and current researchprojects, please see the Foundation’s website Nantucket Conservation Foundation andread our Science Blog.Seasonal position on Nantucket Island from mid-may to mid-October. $15 perhour with housing included.Full job description:Seasonal Ecology Field Assistant (Botany Focus)*TO APPLY:*Application deadline is Friday February 25th, 2022 by 5pm. Applicationsreviewed on a rolling basis.Completed Application includes: Cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references and an unofficial copy of your college transcripts combined in ONE pdf document.Applications accepted ONLY through our hiring website:Careers at Nantucket Conservation FoundationQuestions: contact Dr. Jen Karberg, jkarberg@nantucketconservation.org

NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22

Subject: NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 5 seasonal Forest Monitoring Technicians to be a part of a field crew that will be collecting forest health data in 20 National Parks throughout the Eastern US.Job Title: Forest Monitoring TechnicianJob Type: full-time, temporary positionOrganization: Schoodic InstituteLocation: Bar Harbor, ME (Field Station first 9 weeks), and Fredericksburg, VA (Field Station second 10 weeks)Open Period: February 14 – 21, 2022Vacancies: 5 crew membersDuration: 20 weeks mid-May through September (exact dates TBD)Compensation: $14-16/hour depending on experienceJob Description:Incumbents will work as part of a travelling forest health crew to sample permanent forest monitoring plots in 20 national park sites from Virginia to Maine. In each plot, crews collect data on forest health, structure and composition, tree regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. This is largely a field-based position, and incumbents will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, work in all weather conditions, and be on travel for weeks at a time. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.The crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include hotels, historic buildings and cabins. While on travel, housing and a meals stipend will be provided (~50% of position). While at the field station, park housing will be reserved, but employees must pay rent. Some housing may require room sharing.More information about the NPS long-term forest monitoring programs and the parks involved can be found here:Northeast Temperate NetworkMid-Atlantic Network:For more information about the position and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:Position Description:  Forest  Monitoring Technicians

NPS Plant Ecology Technician open 2/14-21/22

Subject: NPS Plant Ecology Technician open 2/14-21/22The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 1 seasonal Plant Ecology Technician to conduct long-term vegetation monitoring and contribute to forest research in the Acadia National Park region.Job Title: Plant Ecology TechnicianJob Type: full-time, temporary positionOrganization: Schoodic InstituteLocation: Bar Harbor, MEOpen Period: January 31-February 10, 2020Vacancies: 1 positionDuration: 15 weeks mid May to August (exact dates TBD)Compensation: $14/hourJob Description:The incumbent will contribute to forest research programs with the Schoodic Institute, and assist with long-term vegetation monitoring programs in Acadia National Park. Incumbent will attend forest crew training during the first two weeks of the field season, which will be located at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT and in Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, NY. Incumbent will then rotate time between assisting the Forest Ecology Program Director with forest research at Schoodic Institute (approx. 4-6 weeks), and sampling forest, rocky intertidal, and freshwater wetland vegetation for long-term monitoring programs in Acadia National Park (approx. 7 weeks). Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, preparing soil samples for processing, data entry, and data quality assurance/quality control.This is a field-based position, and incumbent will be required to carry a 35+ pound pack, work in all weather conditions, and hike off trail through rough terrain. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.For more information and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:Position Description: Plant Ecology Technician

Marine Science Internships – Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Subject: Marine Science Internships – Dauphin Island Sea LabThis internship announcement can be found here: Marine Science Internship – Alabama Center of ExcellenceDESCRIPTION/PURPOSEThe Alabama Center of Excellence (ALCoE,) housed at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), located on Dauphin Island, Alabama, is soliciting applications for two (2) Marine Science Interns to help conduct ecosystem-based monitoring along the Northern Gulf of Mexico under Drs. John Valentine and Ken Heck.The positions will be full-time one (1) year internships and we are looking to fill this position quickly. The start date is flexible with the preferred start date being April 1, 2022 and interns must arrive by May 16, 2022.Interns will assist with exploring how connectivity between coastal habitat types influences biodiversity and secondary production. Interns will also assist with research that is conducted in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) Network. Interns may also assist with experiments evaluating multistressor impacts on coastal ecology, and natural versus restored ecosystems’ performance under predicted future climatic conditions. Interns may also have the opportunity to develop individual research questions.Interns will receive training in fish and invertebrate sampling techniques and identification, and SAV and marsh identification and monitoring techniques. There may also be opportunities to learn other ecological field sampling techniques (oyster reef monitoring, fisheries sampling, and analytical methods) in a variety of marine environments.The work will be performed in a laboratory and outdoors. Laboratory work will involve long periods of sitting while entering data, sorting samples, and looking through a microscope, and outdoor work will sometimes involve long field days (>8 hours), possible exposure to adverse weather conditions (heat, rain, cold), and biting insects. The work requires physical exertion such as lifting or reaching to observe, collecting, or recording field data; or in some situations snorkeling and working off of a small.

REU intern opportunities at GMRI

Dear Colleague,

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is in its fourth year as an NSF-funded REU Site – Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem.  Students in this program have an opportunity to participate in field, lab, or computer-based research on the dynamics of the fish, plankton, and human communities in and around the Gulf of Maine. 

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

The program includes 10 weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in Portland Maine, a $600/week stipend, housing (at the Maine College of Art in downtown Portland: https://www.meca.edu/student-life/residence-life/residence-halls/), meal allowances and travel support for 6 students. Online applications are open through February 15th. Decisions will be made by March 15th. 

Students may find more information on the program here: GMRI REU programand apply here: NSF portal

ClarksonU.REU.MathBio

NSF REU opportunity summer 2022 – Mathematical Biology Team ScienceResearch Experience for Undergraduates (MBioTS REU) at Clarkson University,Potsdam NYClarkson University’s Biology and Mathematics Depts are recruiting eightundergraduate students from a diverse range of academic backgrounds for ourMathematical Biology Team Science Research Experience for Undergraduates(MBioTS REU) program. This ten-week full-time summer research experienceruns from May 23rd – July 30th, 2022, and aims to introduce students tocollaborative research at the intersection of biology and mathematics.https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.clarkson.edu%2Fmbiots-research-experience-undergraduates-reu&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Ca550d57559534b0ad9e308d9e7b9093b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637795604185043426%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=7FvDICfYAEpuSw5xFM5VjvxNd77vBoXsUALfSEurs%2Bc%3D&amp;reserved=0Program overview:– An immersive team science research experience using both experimental andtheoretical approaches to tackle a range of biological questions fromecology, evolution, cell biology, and public health.– Financial package including:    – $5000 summer research stipend    – $120/ week food stipend (10 weeks)    – Round trip travel to and from Potsdam, NY    – On campus housing with a kitchenette– Each participant will focus on either the biological or mathematicalaspect of their collaborative team research but will gain exposure to both.– An emphasis on building skills for collaborative research and effectivecommunication across disciplines.– Close mentoring from experienced faculty in both the Biology andMathematics Departments at Clarkson University.– Regular research and professional development seminars, social events,and field trips.Applicants must be:– Excited about doing collaborative science in Biology and Math!– A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.– Enrolled in an undergraduate college program for the Fall 2022 semester.– Completed Calculus II or equivalent.– Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (including booster) and willing to observeClarkson University’s on-campus masking and social distancing regulations.For more information on the program, research projects or to apply pleasevisit:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.clarkson.edu%2Fmbiots-research-experience-undergraduates-reu&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Ca550d57559534b0ad9e308d9e7b9093b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637795604185043426%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=7FvDICfYAEpuSw5xFM5VjvxNd77vBoXsUALfSEurs%2Bc%3D&amp;reserved=0For questions, contact the program co-directors:Dr. Susan Bailey, Biology Dept, Clarkson University, sbailey@clarkson.eduDr. James Greene, Mathematics Dept, Clarkson University,jgreene@clarkson.eduSusan Bailey <sbailey@clarkson.edu>

CT DEEP Seasonal fish jobs

Seasonal Jobs in Fisheries

 

 

Love Fish? Love to be outdoors? Us too. Check out the job postings below. We are currently building our teams for spring and summer work. If you are 18+ and have a love and passion for fish, have some experience (check postings for specifics), and work hard, we want you to apply.

 

Freshwater Fish Management – Works out of Marlborough and assists with electrofishing, angler surveys, equipment upkeep, and data entry related to freshwater fishes.

 

Diadromous Fisheries (Migratory Fish) – Works out of Old Lyme to assist with a variety of tasks related to migratory fish, alewife, sea lamprey, eels, Atlantic salmon, and shad.

 

Burlington State Fish Hatchery– assists with all facets of hatchery operations to grow trout and salmon for CT’s sport fisheries.

 

Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery– assists with all facets of hatchery operations to grow trout and salmon for CT’s sport fisheries.

 

Job postings coming in the near future

 

  • Marine Fisheries
  • Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education Program (CARE)

 

Stay up to date with all state jobs here.

Paid field ecology internships for undergrads and recent grads

The Echinacea Project seeks undergraduate students and graduates to conduct fieldwork in Minnesota prairies. We investigate ecology and evolution in fragmented prairie habitat in Minnesota, focusing on a model organism, the purple coneflower. This summer, we will investigate the effects of spring fires on summer flowering, pollination, and plant reproduction; you can read more about our work with fire in Popular Science or watch this video we made. We have many projects for interns with backgrounds or interests in plant ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, and conservation. We also have projects for interns with little field research experience but enthusiasm to learn. All positions are paid, including several NSF-funded REU internships, a field assistant position, and a 12-month internship for recent grads. We especially encourage students from groups underrepresented in science to apply! 

 

Applications are due starting February 24th. See our website for more information. The team and I are happy to answer any questions. 

Everglades Invasive Reptile Internships

Everglades Invasive Reptile InternshipsUniversity of Florida in partnership with U.S. Geological Survey is hiring SIX intern positions in the Everglades! These are 1-yr term, post-baccalaureate-level field/lab positions for herp-focused people. Go to the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Job Board for more information on applying (linked below). Application deadlines are 12 and 14 Feb.Link to details on position one. 

Link to details on position two.

Summer REU internship: prairie ecology in western MN

Summer REU internship: prairie ecology in western MNThe Echinacea Project is recruiting undergraduate students to conduct research in the tallgrass prairie. Team Echinacea investigates ecology and evolution in fragmented prairie habitat in Minnesota, focusing on a model organism, the purple coneflower. This summer, we will investigate effects of spring fires on summer flowering, pollination, and plant reproduction. Read more about our work with fire in Popular Science here or watch a video about this research here.In addition to helping with ongoing research projects, REU students will pursue an independent research project related to plant ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, or conservation. No field experience is necessary, but enthusiasm is a must for prospective REUs! We especially encourage students from groups underrepresented in science to apply. 

Details:– Program runs June-August; exact start/end dates negotiable– Housing provided– Travel expenses to the research site covered– $600/week stipendApplications are due starting February 24th. Learn more and apply here.

New England National Scenic Trail Scientist

New England National Scenic Trail
Applications are now open for our Scientists in Parks program on the NET this summer! We are looking for a qualified individual with strong independent work skills, outdoor hiking experience; presentation or public speaking experience; upper level

undergraduate or graduate student with at least 9-12 credit hours of environmental sciences with an outdoor field component.
The NET community science intern will develop an iNaturalist project similar to the ongoing project on the Appalachian Trail overseen by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), but specific to the NET corridor. The project will include a focus on plant phenology, adding to a growing mountain database that AMC is using to examine the flowering and fruiting time of a set of bioindicator plants in the context of changing climate. The NET iNaturalist project will include surveying a broad range of organisms, providing biodiversity data for NET resource managers.
For more information about this position, and to apply, click here: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=3299

PhD student needed to evaluate the effects of prescribed fire on Box Turtles in Massachusetts

he Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) are seeking a PhD student to evaluate the effects of prescribed fire on Box Turtles in Massachusetts. The position announcement is below. However, the deadline for applications is rapidly approaching – December 1, 2021. The late deadline is because we’re hoping for the student to enroll in the evolutionary biology program, which offers additional support. The student would start in Fall 2022. There will be an intensive field component on Cape Cod.Michael T. Jones, Ph.D.State HerpetologistMassachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581p: (508) 389-7863 | e: michael.t.jones@state.ma.usmass.gov/masswildlife | facebook.com/masswildlifeGraduate Student Opportunity (PhD level): Box turtle-Prescribed FireMassachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (MA Coop Unit)University of Massachusetts, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology Department, Amherst, MAReview of applications will begin 01 Dec 2021Position start date Summer 2022Position description Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) mortality during prescribed fire is amanagement concern in Massachusetts and other northeastern states. Observational and experimentalstudies have found that individual Box Turtles exhibit a range of complex behavioral responses to fire,and that early growing season fires may be more lethal under normal circumstances. It is clear that theeffect of fire is highly variable, and likely to influence populations differently based on habitat, landscapeconnectivity, population structure, season, fuel conditions, and weather. The Massachusetts Division ofFisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and UMass Amherst arepartnering to develop a coherent, empirically-informed, locally-tested management protocol for BoxTurtles in the context of prescribed fire management in Massachusetts.Therefore, we are seeking applications for a PhD level graduate student position at the University ofMassachusetts, Amherst. We highly encourage people from historically underrepresented groups ornon-traditional backgrounds to apply. The successful candidate will enroll in the PhD program in theOrganismic & Evolutionary Biology Department (https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgpls.cns.umass.edu%2Foeb&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ccinnis%40neaq.org%7Ce1c90ab4bf9847bf0a2408d9aeb0e803%7C89f48289f3b64464923fe55ac82cdbbb%7C1%7C1%7C637732897095143961%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=XwHyZdaN%2FTht0hTQgAf%2BpAONEGYN3V5W%2BCEuxya6G9A%3D&amp;reserved=0) and be part of the MACooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww1.usgs.gov%2Fcoopunits%2Funit%2FMassachusetts&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ccinnis%40neaq.org%7Ce1c90ab4bf9847bf0a2408d9aeb0e803%7C89f48289f3b64464923fe55ac82cdbbb%7C1%7C1%7C637732897095143961%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=hUWFDk6AgAxKnC%2BGdRRzriMMtwka4slfSxYUr2MlRtM%3D&amp;reserved=0).Note that the position is contingent upon final funding details.Project objectives Potential objectives, which are subject to modification based on the successfulapplicant’s interests, include:● Gather standardized information on prescribed fires within Box Turtle habitat and fire-relatedBox Turtle mortalities● Implement an observational study of Eastern Box Turtles using radiotelemetry at Camp Edwardsand adjacent areas during the active season for each of four years● Characterize and model the behavioral response of live Box Turtles to fire through controlledexperiments● Evaluate the effects of season, fuels, weather, habitat, and turtle position on mortality and injuryrates, using “surrogate models”● Implement standardized post-burn surveys for Box Turtles following prescribed fires- requiresflexibility in terms of traveling to and from Camp Edwards with little notice● Use a spatially-explicit population viability analysis to evaluate the population-level effects of fireon priority populations● Facilitate—through Structured Decision Making—a workshop with stakeholders to appropriatelyminimize the effects of fire on Box Turtle population persistenceSalary/Benefits The graduate student will be provided:1. Research assistantship funding and teaching assistantship funding for at 5 years through theUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, which includes graduate student stipend (~$32,000 per yearfor 20 hrs/week), health benefits, and tuition waiver. More information about benefits is availablethrough the UMass Graduate Employee Organization (https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geouaw.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ccinnis%40neaq.org%7Ce1c90ab4bf9847bf0a2408d9aeb0e803%7C89f48289f3b64464923fe55ac82cdbbb%7C1%7C1%7C637732897095143961%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=bv1pyt8zICrDy%2FRnm%2FYLimV4E2zaXZxu22%2BtLKMHg6k%3D&amp;reserved=0).2. Professional development experiences relevant to federal and state jobs but transferable toother conservation agencies.3. Mentoring, encouragement, and autonomy to ensure that they see and understand how theyand their perspectives are vital to achieving the goals of the project.ExpectationsThe following will be considered positive factors in choosing a successful candidate. We do not expectapplicants to have all of these qualities and is not meant to discourage applicants.– Evidence of a strong desire to learn (as supported by evidence of superior academicachievement, extracurricular activities, or life experiences)– Interest and/or experience conducting field work– Interest in population ecology and conservation– Interest in box turtle conservation and prescribed fires– A great deal of flexibility (e.g., being called a few days prior to a prescribed fire burn and beingready to travel to Camp Edwards at a moment’s notice)– Creativity (e.g., problem solving and creative solutions to answering objectives)– Practical field skills (e.g., standard auto transmission, GPS, radiotelemetry, fire safety, GISskills/experience).– Red card and/or previous experience using fire for restoration (formal or informal) is a plus.In addition, the graduate student will be provided training and support to learn and accomplish thefollowing:– Work alongside MassWildlife, USGS, and other stakeholders to accomplish the objectives of thisproject– Apply and obtain permits and IACUC approval– Collect and analyze data– Perform field work at Camp Edwards in Bourne, MA– Present research findings at quarterly meetings with stakeholders– Prepare at least three manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journalsEligibility– Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate students– Have graduated from undergrad by May 2022 to start graduate school in Fall 2022Application To apply, you will need to submit your application to 2 locations by Dec 01, 2021:(1) Please submit your UMass graduate school application to the OEB program here:https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.umass.edu%2Fgraduate%2Fapply%2Fhow-apply&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ccinnis%40neaq.org%7Ce1c90ab4bf9847bf0a2408d9aeb0e803%7C89f48289f3b64464923fe55ac82cdbbb%7C1%7C1%7C637732897095143961%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=fjw85lEAWEVXV1u0GaeIygMpJ1mFKD4PkEiRlvxEiR0%3D&amp;reserved=0(a) More details on the application materials can be found here:https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgpls.cns.umass.edu%2Foeb%2Fadmissions&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ccinnis%40neaq.org%7Ce1c90ab4bf9847bf0a2408d9aeb0e803%7C89f48289f3b64464923fe55ac82cdbbb%7C1%7C1%7C637732897095143961%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=9516ReDzZ0JlBCQZDWkw7TocFpo63ApP7COuVfdL5vY%3D&amp;reserved=0(b) Briefly, you will need the following:(i) All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts(ii) A Personal Statement(iii) At least three letters of recommendation(iv) A Curriculum Vitae(v) GRE scores are not considered.(2) Please also send the following materials in a single PDF with the following document name“YOUR LAST NAME-Box turtle app- 2021.pdf” in an email with the subject “Box turtle-prescribedfire application” to Dr. Graziella DiRenzo at gdirenzo@umass.edu:(a) The same personal statement submitted to the UMass graduate school. Ideally, thepersonal statement describes your interest in the position, past research experiences,interest in conducting fieldwork, desire to pursue graduate work, and any discrepanciesin your academic record;(b) A curriculum vitae or resume;(c) The contact information (name, position, relationship to applicant, email, and phonenumber) for three references;(d) Unofficial transcriptsYou must submit your application to BOTH locations by Dec 01, 2021 (UMass graduate school &emailed to Dr. Graziella DiRenzo) to be considered for the position. Please send questions to any of theproject investigators listed below.Project investigatorsDr. Graziella DiRenzo (gdirenzo@umass.edu), U.S. Geological Survey, MA Coop UnitDr. Tammy Wilson (tammywilson@umass.edu), U.S. Geological Survey, MA Coop UnitDr. Michael Jones – State Herpetologist, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and WildlifeNondiscriminatory AA/EEO statement The University of Massachusetts provides equal employmentopportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion,gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability,military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in anyother legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts complies with all applicable federal, stateand local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the universityoperates.

Seeking PhD students for a transdisciplinary graduate training program

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

field assistant for wild onion pollination project

Subject: field assistant for wild onion pollination project

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

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

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

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

Forest technician for drone inventory operations

Subject: Forest technician for drone inventory operations

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

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

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

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

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

Bureau of Land Management DHA Internship Opportunities

Subject: Bureau of Land Management DHA Internship Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Wildlife Fund promote our summer 2021 virtual internships

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Job: AmherstCollege.ResAssist.EvolutionDisease

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