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SMITHSONIAN GRASSLAND BIRD ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP

SMITHSONIAN GRASSLAND BIRD ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is offering internship opportunities with our Northern Great Plains Program based at American Prairie in the grasslands of northeast Montana. Our research program is focused on understanding interactions between grassland keystone species (bison & prairie dogs) and grassland birds of conservation concern.

Work will be focused on two separate projects and interns will primarily work on one of these:

1) Grassland songbird breeding biology and demography on and off Black-tailed Prairie Dog colonies.

2) Using the MOTUS animal tracking system to understand migratory ecology and demography of Sprague’s Pipit.

Interns will also have the opportunity to work on a secondary projects occurring in the same ecosystem: Long-billed Curlew nesting success, behavioral ecology, and movement ecology in relation to Black-tailed Prairie Dog colonies.

This internship is an excellent opportunity for recent BS/BA graduates considering graduate school in wildlife biology or ecology & evolutionary biology. Smithsonian mentors/supervisors can and will spend time assisting interns with navigating the grad school application process and creating an independent research project.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a paid internship opportunity wherein the intern will support research led by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center staff and fellows.

Through this internship, interns will:

  • Learn shorebird and songbird nest-searching techniques.
  • Learn songbird handling and Motus tagging techniques.
  • Gain experience with grassland bird species native to mixed-grass prairie ecosystems.
  • Learn vegetation survey and arthropod sampling techniques.
  • Gain experience with behavioral ecology experiments on simulated predator responses.
  • Learn to develop a scientifically sound independent research project.
  • Gain experience navigating a large, remote landscape with 4×4 vehicles and on foot.
  • Learn to collect ecological data and complete tasks efficiently as part of a small team.
  • Learn to compile and review ecological data in standard formats.

LOCATION: Phillips & Blaine Counties/American Prairie region in northeastern Montana (nearest town Malta, Montana)

COMPENSATION: $1,600 – $1,800/month

HOUSING: Interns will be housed at no cost in buildings with standard amenities including hot water, full kitchens, and wireless Internet. Interns are responsible for purchase of their own food.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: May 1- August 1. Interns must commit to the entire season, although some flexibility on start date is available for graduating seniors.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan 31, 2022

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. Andy J Boyce at Boycea@SI.edu. Your email subject must include Grassland Bird Internship 2023 or it will not be considered. International candidates are encouraged to apply, but must be responsible for travel expenses.

WORK ETHOS: We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone in the field, and we place a premium on the physical and mental health of all crew members when working in a remote environment. We maintain a zero-tolerance approach to harassment or discrimination.

COVID Compliance: Please note that the Smithsonian Institution has a mandate requiring all employees and interns to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of location or arrangement (e.g., onsite, virtual, remote, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination during onboarding.

Regeneration Ecology Research Technicians

Job Description:

Research technicians will work closely under the supervision of a researcher from the Bisbing lab to sample a long-term provenance trial (i.e., baby tree garden) at multiple locations throughout the Sierra Nevada. Duties include: measuring seedling survival and growth, downloading weather station and temperature logger data, weeding or grubbing gardens, and conducting repeated measurements of planting site climatic conditions. The field technician(s) will be responsible for maintaining equipment/tools as well as regularly entering, quality checking, and uploading data. Field work will include hiking long distances with a heavy pack and potentially working during inclement weather.

The field season will run for~16 consecutive weeks from early/mid-April(snowpack dependent) through the end of October. Possibility to extend work through November (weather dependent) exists. Please specify whether you are interested in a technician position ($17/hour) or crew lead ($21/hour). Crew leads should have at least one summer of field technician experience and will be held to a higher standard of leadership, responsibility, and expertise. Housing (i.e., barracks) is provided at few sites, with tent camping necessary at some locations. A field vehicle is provided for on-site work. This crew will continually rotate between locations and should expect to change sites weekly.

Ideal candidates will have a strong ability to solve problems that arise in the field and the constitution to both act independently and work well as part of a field team.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications

– Hold a valid driver’s license

– Be comfortable driving a 4WD vehicle on remote forest roads

– Be able to hike long distances while carrying a heavy pack(> 35lbs)

Preferred qualifications

– Previous ecology-related field experience

– Knowledge of tree measurements and forest ecosystem sampling

– Chainsaw experience

– Capacity and eagerness for manual labor (lift, saw, dig, etc.), as needed

How to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references compiled into a single PDF to: adaptiveforestmanagement@gmail.com.

Range Plant Research Technician – South-Central North Dakota

Position Description:

We are seeking two motivated individuals to investigate the impacts of restored disturbance regimes plant communities, and invasive grasses (especially Kentucky Bluegrass). The people selected will work with a team of graduate students and other technicians to monitor the plant communities at the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center. Duties will focus on vegetation and soils data collection which includes but is not limited to, collecting data on species composition, water and nutrient cycling, soil health characteristics, and experimental plot setup. Other responsibilities will include data entry and sample preparation in the laboratory.

About Central Grasslands Research Extension Center:

Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is located in south-central North Dakota in the Missouri Coteau. The Center has 10 full-time research scientists and staff studying areas including range science, forage, agronomy, and animal science. The station was created to address the following research priority areas: 1) range ecology and grazing management; 2) forage systems; 3) livestock nutrition, and 4) reproductive efficiency. To accomplish these objectives, the Center manages approximately 1300 beef animals yearly, including 400 to 425 breeding females. The land base for these operations includes 5335 acres, of which the majority is native and improved pasture.

The location of the Research Extension Center offers outstanding opportunities to enjoy a rural lifestyle in a supportive community environment. Outdoor recreational activities in this area include outstanding waterfowl and upland game hunting for sportsmen, easy access to lakes for fishing, white-tailed deer hunting, and an excellent environment for birding, hiking, biking, boating, and other activities

Preferred Qualifications

This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • An interest in range ecology, and/or plant ecology, and/or livestock systems;
  • A working knowledge of plant identification is preferred, but not necessary;
  • A willingness to learn and work in a variety of environments and field conditions;
  • Detail-oriented; tolerance of repetitive and mindless work;
  • Experience with data management software, such as Microsoft Excel;
  • Capable of working with limited supervision or as a member of a team;
  • Valid driver’s license

Pay:

These positions pay between $13-15/hour depending on experience. These positions are 40 hours per week appointments with the opportunity to work overtime. On-site housing is provided.

Start dates are ultimately flexible, but ideally, one position would start in mid-to-late April with the other starting in mid-to-late May.

To apply:

Submit one document that includes: 1) a cover letter discussing your qualifications and future goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references to Esben Kjaer (esben.kjaer@ndsu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will conclude when positions are filled.

Biodiversity Survey Field Technicians – Oregon State University

Biodiversity Survey Field Technicians – Oregon State University

DESCRIPTION

Seasonal field technicians are needed late April – August to help collect biodiversity data on the Elliott State Forest near Reedsport, Oregon. The crew will be provided field housing on/near the central Oregon coast and will work a 4-10 schedule Mon.-Thurs., often camping on the forest (camping gear will be provided). Pay is $15.50 hourly plus overtime. This is a great opportunity to learn survey methods for a variety of taxa including invertebrate trapping, baited and unbaited trail cameras, acoustic and ultrasonic recording units, vegetation surveys, tree coring, and soil coring. Technicians will need to drive unimproved forest roads near active logging, camp in backcountry areas, conduct biodiversity surveys in a detail-oriented and accurate manner, communicate and work effectively in a team, use good judgement to complete surveys safely and efficiently, and hike on and off-trail up to 8 miles per day while carrying up to 40 lbs of gear in steep, loose, densely vegetated terrain. No prior experience is necessary as technicians will receive thorough training on methods and safety, but an ability and willingness to do physically and mentally demanding work in a safe manner is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications are the ability to work in the U.S., the physical ability to complete the above tasks, the mental ability to do rigorous work in inclement conditions, and the ability and willingness to work safely and effectively in a crew.

Preferred qualifications are a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, field experience in mountainous terrain and the backcountry, experience following scientific protocols, experience as a member of a crew or team, and education or interest in ecology, biodiversity, or forest management.

TO APPLY

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF named LastName_FirstName_ESRFapplicant2022.pdf to Maggie Hallerud (hallerum@oregonstate.edu)

Looking for spring interns for SERC Plant Molecular Ecology lab (Edgewater, MD)

The Plant Ecology and Molecular Ecology Laboratories at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center conduct an extensive research program on a wide range of topics related to plant ecology.  Most of the projects are based at SERC, which offers a variety of terrestrial and wetlands habitat types to study plant ecological issues. Plant and Molecular Ecology projects typically involve a range of approaches from data gathering from published materials to designing and conducting field and laboratory projects.  Fieldwork typically involves sampling soil, individual plants or setting up plots in which data on plants is collected.  Laboratory experiments typically involve DNA extraction and subsequent archiving.  Plant and soil samples that are collected in the field are typically freeze dried and prepared for molecular analysis. Laboratory techniques typically involve DNA extraction, quantification, PCR amplification, and subsequent analysis using electrophoresis gels, microsatellite analysis, or DNA sequencing. In all cases, careful notes on field and laboratory activities are required.

Internship Project

This specific internship project focuses on understanding the mycorrhizal ecology of orchids and their role in stress tolerance. The project will involve fieldwork in multiple sites and molecular analyses of plant and soil samples. The intern will collect soil and plant samples from multiple sites, conduct herbaceous plant surveys, examine structures of underground plant parts, and perform molecular analyses using the collected plant and soil samples. The main objective is to determine whether there are differences in the function of orchid mycorrhizal fungi in stressful, compared to benign, environments. The intern will also be involved with other related research projects. We anticipate that the intern will divide their time approximately equally between the field and laboratory analysis components.

Learning Objectives of the Internship

The intern will have the opportunity to interact with technicians, postdocs, and senior scientists.

  *   The intern will be taught techniques related to their internship project including study design, field sample and data collection, data entry, data verification, and analysis.

  *   The intern will also learn laboratory techniques for DNA extraction and analysis.

  *   The intern will summarize his/her accomplishments in a seminar at the end of the project period under the supervision of lab scientists.

  *   The intern will gain professional development by attending seminars and journal clubs and interacting with other scientists.

Please provide copy of resume and letter of interest to Dr. Melissa McCormick, mccormickm@si.edu

Weekly stipend of $625 and on-campus housing available

Proposed start date of Feb/March to May 2023

Application deadline is December 15th

For any questions about internship, please contact Dr. Melissa McCormick (McCormickM@si.edu) or Dr. Dennis Whigham (WhighamD@si.edu)

For questions about internships at SERC, please contact Dan Gustafson (GustafsonD@si.edu)

Snowy Plover Monitor position – Oregon

Snowy Plover Monitor: The Oregon Biodiversity Information Center, part of the Institute for Natural Resources at Portland State University, is conducting ongoing research on the western snowy plover along the Oregon coast. Work involves locating nests, conducting surveys, following broods and periodic assistance to staff at cooperating agencies for signing, roping and monitoring during habitat restoration work. Occasional assistance with banding may occur. Field assistants are also responsible for timely and accurate data entry, and assist with equipment maintenance as needed.  Work requires long hours under a variety of weather conditions. Field crews typically work 6 6-hour days; some days may be longer.  If applicable, we are willing to help an undergraduate student arrange college credit for this work.

Required Qualifications:

  • progress towards undergraduate degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or Natural Resources,
  • field experience in avian research, including experience using binoculars, spotting scopes, and reading color bands,
  • experience in methods commonly used to locate and observe nesting shorebirds,
  • strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • ability to communicate well under a variety of situations, including one on one, in small group settings, and with partner agencies,
  • ability to make sound judgement calls in the field,
  • willingness and enthusiasm to work under a variety of weather conditions,
  • ability to hike 5-8 miles per day,
  • willingness to work alone and as part of a team in the field,
  • valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Preferred qualifications:

Studies have shown that women and minorities often don’t apply for positions where they don’t meet all of the preferred skills and experience. We recognize that there are many different paths, experiences, and less traditional backgrounds that add value to one’s work, and encourage applicants to apply even if they do not have all of the preferred skills.

  • an undergraduate degree in one of the above disciplines,
  • bird handling experience,
  • bird banding experience
  • excellent shorebird identification skills,
  • experience safely operating all-terrain vehicles,
  • experience using Microsoft Access and Excel
  • a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Position runs from 4/3/2023 to approximately 9/15/2023 and is located near Florence OR.  Pay is competitive, begins at $24 per hour, and depends on education and experience.  The applicant will be required to be based on the central Oregon coast (between Florence and Lakeside). Shared housing (USFS Bunkhouse) is available for a small fee. Pets are not allowed in USFS housing.

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program may be able to earn credit for participation on the project.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, copy of university transcripts (unofficial), and telephone numbers/email addresses of three references to: ELEANOR GAINES, eleanor.gaines@pdx.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. PSU is an AA/EOE.

Summer Wetland Field Technicians

Summer Wetland Field Technicians

Seasonal technicians (approximately 3 months starting as early as May 22, 2022) are needed to collect wetland soil, vegetation, and geospatial data in isolated, rural regions of the US High Plains (Texas Panhandle, West Kansas, East Colorado, and West Nebraska). Technicians will travel extensively in field vehicles and live in rustic field housing in isolated locations. Field work involves long hours in the field, long car rides, digging 50-100 cm by hand with a soil auger, collecting soil and vegetation samples, use of a GPS device, and occasional long walks to field sites in flat, hot, tree-less country.  This is a great opportunity to get field experience, exercise, and see wildlife in a unique landscape. Pay is $15/hr, full time. Shared housing while in the field will be provided, but will often have limited amenities such as internet.

Qualifications: Field skills can be taught to the right applicants. This job is right for someone who enjoys outdoor work, and doesn’t mind long car rides or sharing living space with others. You should be capable of physical outdoor work, willing to learn, and able to work cooperatively on a team. Selected applicants must possess a US drivers license and a clean driving record.

If interested contact Megan Podolinsky or Dr. Jessica O’Connell with your CV, available dates, and contact info for three references via email at megan.podolinsky@utexas.edu or jessica.oconnell@utexas.edu.

Application deadline: 6 January 2023

State Date: Mid to late May 2023

About the project:

USDA FSA has recently supported a broad-scale project, lead by Ducks Unlimited and the USGS, to examine the impact of wetland restoration under the Conservation Reserve Program on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas exchange.  A diverse, multi-institutional team will conduct field work in midwest wetlands, along with an intensive modeling effort in an effort to quantify the climate-mitigating potential of wetland restoration.

Temporary biological science technician positions (fisheries/aquatics) in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website at job announcement numbers:PWR-1548-SR-23-11693220-DE for the GS-04 and GS-05 positions:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689662800PWR-1548-SR-23-11694457-DE for the GS-06 and GS-07 positions:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689667300

 

Both announcements open on December 2, 2022 and will close on the day when application caps have been reached. To receive consideration, complete application packages should be submitted expediently. If a cap is not reached, that announcement will close at 11:59 PM (EST) on December 12, 2022.

 

The National Park Service is seeking several full-time, temporary aquatic technicians for the 2023 summer field season in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). There will be two separate announcements for these positions. One announcement will be for GS-04 ($15.47/hr), and GS-05 ($17.31/hr) positions; and the other will be for GS-06 ($19.29/hr), and GS-07 ($21.44/hr) positions.The GS-04 and GS-05 positions will be stationed at Kings Canyon National Park with projected start dates of early- to mid-June. The GS-06 and/or GS-07 positions will be stationed at Sequoia National Park with projected start dates of late-April to late-May. The overarching duties are to restore high elevation lake and stream ecosystems in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to benefit native species, including endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa and Rana.sierrae).GS-04 level: Duties are removing nonnative fish from lakes using gill nets and from streams using backpack electrofishers; setting, cleaning and repairing gill nets; conducting visual encounter surveys for fish, amphibians, and reptiles; collecting field data; following detailed protocols; recording environmental parameters; using topographic maps, compass, and/or global positioning systems (GPS) for navigation; providing an overview of the project to park visitors, and occasional assistance with research projects.GS-05 level: Additionally, interacting with the public regarding sensitive amphibian, reptile, or fisheries management issues; discussing scientific information with peers and public; and training other technicians, interns, volunteers, and field observers.GS-06 level: Additionally, as an assistant crew lead, managing logistics in preparation for summer fieldwork; providing orientation, training and mentoring for summer field crews; overseeing and conducting summer field operations; manipulating aquatic datasets; providing logistic and field support to scientific research studies; conducting electronic entry, quality assurance/quality control and summary reporting of field data, and organizing and maintaining field equipment and supplies.GS-07 level: Additionally, as assistant crew lead, compiling drafts of Sierra Nevada aquatic wildlife information for data collection spreadsheets, reports, and correspondence; recording, managing, summarizing, and representing data collected from aquatic wildlife projects using computer programs; and presenting scientific and aquatic wildlife data effectively using charts, graphs, and maps.At all grade levels: Technicians working on projects located in the wilderness must have strong backpacking and wilderness camping skills, the ability to hike safely across challenging on- and off-trail terrain, and be comfortable in remote wilderness setting with limited human contact. Technicians must have experience in conducting amphibian, reptile, fisheries, or other wildlife surveys, and a strong commitment to conducting ecological restoration. Technicians must be able to work well in a small crew, be detail oriented, and able to work in cold or hot, wet, windy, buggy, and stormy conditions.

Hiring Summer Field Technicians in Western Old-Growth Forests

Hiring Summer Field Technicians in Western Old-Growth Forests

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Western Forest Initiative (WFI) seeks 4 field crew members to join our team of graduate students and scientists. These positions involve examining old growth forests for growth, mortality and recruitment, mapping down woody debris, measuring fuels, and surveying seedlings and herbaceous plants. Work begins in the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot (Yosemite National Park, California), continues to Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot (Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington), and finishes in the Utah Forest Dynamics Plot (Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah). Two lab trucks will carry gear and any technicians who do not have or do not want to bring a personal vehicle.

DURATION:

mid May through mid-August 2023

The work schedule is four, ten hour days per week.

PAY:

$16.50 per hour.

We provide campground and field station accommodations (camping at Yosemite and Cedar Breaks, field station in Wind River), and we provide work food and all group cooking gear.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of western flora, tree pathogens, and forest insects is helpful, as is solid experience with outdoor living. Candidates may have experience taking vegetation data, working safely in challenging environments, and following complex protocols. Work will involve moving through sometimes rough terrain and carrying up to 20 lbs of additional gear. Must have a valid drivers license (no recent DUI or reckless driving).

TO APPLY:

Please assemble the following into a single PDF file and send to soren.struckman@usu.edu with the subject line “WFI 2023 Job Application”

1) one page cover letter describing your reasons for applying and specific dates of availability including any planned mid summer absences, or a statement that you plan none. Your stated first available day should be the day you can be in Yosemite National Park.

2) one or two page resume.

3) unofficial transcripts.

4) names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

*applications will be reviewed as they are received, but no later than 10 February 2023.

Temporary biological science technician positions (fisheries/aquatics) in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website at job announcement numbers:PWR-1548-SR-23-11693220-DE for the GS-04 and GS-05 positions:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689662800PWR-1548-SR-23-11694457-DE for the GS-06 and GS-07 positions:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689667300

 

Both announcements open on December 2, 2022 and will close on the day when application caps have been reached. To receive consideration, complete application packages should be submitted expediently. If a cap is not reached, that announcement will close at 11:59 PM (EST) on December 12, 2022.

 

The National Park Service is seeking several full-time, temporary aquatic technicians for the 2023 summer field season in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). There will be two separate announcements for these positions. One announcement will be for GS-04 ($15.47/hr), and GS-05 ($17.31/hr) positions; and the other will be for GS-06 ($19.29/hr), and GS-07 ($21.44/hr) positions.The GS-04 and GS-05 positions will be stationed at Kings Canyon National Park with projected start dates of early- to mid-June. The GS-06 and/or GS-07 positions will be stationed at Sequoia National Park with projected start dates of late-April to late-May. The overarching duties are to restore high elevation lake and stream ecosystems in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to benefit native species, including endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa and Rana.sierrae).GS-04 level: Duties are removing nonnative fish from lakes using gill nets and from streams using backpack electrofishers; setting, cleaning and repairing gill nets; conducting visual encounter surveys for fish, amphibians, and reptiles; collecting field data; following detailed protocols; recording environmental parameters; using topographic maps, compass, and/or global positioning systems (GPS) for navigation; providing an overview of the project to park visitors, and occasional assistance with research projects.GS-05 level: Additionally, interacting with the public regarding sensitive amphibian, reptile, or fisheries management issues; discussing scientific information with peers and public; and training other technicians, interns, volunteers, and field observers.GS-06 level: Additionally, as an assistant crew lead, managing logistics in preparation for summer fieldwork; providing orientation, training and mentoring for summer field crews; overseeing and conducting summer field operations; manipulating aquatic datasets; providing logistic and field support to scientific research studies; conducting electronic entry, quality assurance/quality control and summary reporting of field data, and organizing and maintaining field equipment and supplies.GS-07 level: Additionally, as assistant crew lead, compiling drafts of Sierra Nevada aquatic wildlife information for data collection spreadsheets, reports, and correspondence; recording, managing, summarizing, and representing data collected from aquatic wildlife projects using computer programs; and presenting scientific and aquatic wildlife data effectively using charts, graphs, and maps.At all grade levels: Technicians working on projects located in the wilderness must have strong backpacking and wilderness camping skills, the ability to hike safely across challenging on- and off-trail terrain, and be comfortable in remote wilderness setting with limited human contact. Technicians must have experience in conducting amphibian, reptile, fisheries, or other wildlife surveys, and a strong commitment to conducting ecological restoration. Technicians must be able to work well in a small crew, be detail oriented, and able to work in cold or hot, wet, windy, buggy, and stormy conditions.

Spatial Data Scientist, Field & Data Manager, Drone Pilot

The Forest Change Analysis Lab at UC Davis is recruiting for several new research and field positions. Find the position listings here: https://focal-lab.org/positions/Spatial Data Scientist: This is a career-track position for candidates with a MS or PhD, beginning between January and September 2023, with a salary of $56,300 – $72,000 depending on qualifications. The Scientist will develop scripted analytical workflows and tools to process large geospatial datasets, primarily to support the Open Forest Observatory, a new NSF-funded project on the frontier of drone-enabled forest ecology. The OFO is building open-source tools to (a) map forests at the individual-tree level using low-cost drone technology and (b) make the resulting maps publicly available. The Scientist will also lead or co-lead other data-intensive lab projects, with an initial focus on a collaboration with USGS that aims to understand fine-scale variation in tree mortality in areas of recent large wildfires in California by analyzing high-resolution imagery (drone, airplane, and satellite) and plot-based field data.Forest Ecology Field & Data Manager: This is a 9- to 12-month position beginning in January or February 2023 with an hourly salary of $27.09. The primarily office-based position will coordinate the collection, management, and initial analysis of field-based and drone-based forest vegetation data to support forest ecology research projects.Forest Ecology Drone Pilot: This is a 3- to 4-month position beginning in May 2023 with an hourly salary of $23.93. The Drone Pilot will support the Open Forest Observatory and a forest management planning study by piloting drones to collect imagery from forest sites.For all positions, application review will begin December 9, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

EPA Region 1 in Boston is hiring students!

Hello

EPA is hiring part time students to work on various programs at the EPA Region 1 office in Boston.  These positions are in the Boston office often lead to permanent positions.

With the influx of billions for dollars from both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, there are several positions working on climate change and reducing greenhouse gases.  These are exciting times at EPA to be able to work on these groundbreaking programs.   Please encourage your students to apply.

Thank you for spreading the word.

Various Divisions of our Region I – Boston, MA Office

Feel free to share with others!

This is one of several student vacancies that is posted now.

 

Work Schedule:

Part-time – This is a year-round part time position working 16-20 hours a week during the school year with the possibility of working additional hours during school breaks and summer.

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO CURRENT STUDENTS

Student Trainee (Life Science/Engineering/Physical Science)

Region 1

Boston, MA

 

 

Please read the HOW TO APPLY and REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section in the vacancy announcement and submit the required documentation in order to be considered for these vacancies.

 

 

Student Trainee

 

 

Vacancy Announcement Number: RTP-Q1-OPS-2023-0001

 

Title: Student Trainee (Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist)
Series and Grade Announced: GS-04Series: 0499/0899/1399
Location of Position: Boston, MA
Area of Consideration: Current Students – Nationwide
Position Type: Excepted
Opening Date: 11/10/2022
Closing Date: 11/17/2022

 

How to Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/688474300

 

 

QUESTIONS

Elizabeth Martinez

Human Resources Specialist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Research Triangle Park, NC

919-541-5659

Martinez.Elizabeth@epa.gov

 

For some helpful resume writing and applications tips and videos, please visit USAjobs at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

Course & Paid Positions: Leadership in Community-Based Conservation

UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy (https://nrca.uconn.edu/) is recruiting UConn undergraduate students for paid leadership positions as Difference Maker Mentors. Difference Maker Mentors serve as program leaders and near-peer mentors (visit our website and flyer to learn more). Undergrads must take a 1-credit spring course (NRE 4695 sec 3: Leadership in Community-Based Conservation; see s.uconn.edu/leadership-community-conservation-syllabus) to be eligible to apply for the positions. 

 

We are looking for undergrads from diverse majors (do not need to be in a STEM major) and backgrounds who are interested in mentoring teens, working collaboratively on projects that benefit local communities and environments, and implementing culturally relevant, equitable and inclusive environmental practices. 

 

Want to learn more? Join us during one of our Info Sessions to hear more details and ask us questions. We look forward to seeing you then! Details are below: 

Warmly, 

Laura 

 

 

Trinidad.ResInternship.FishEvolution

Paid Research Internships – Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyResearch 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 (Auburn University).  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.Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3 months in Trinidad,with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in April2023 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will pay amonthly stipend, cover travel, living expenses, and provide housing.Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the possibilityof pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolutionand who wish to gain some additional field research experience beforedoing so.  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 is desirablebut not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training,skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highlydesirable. 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=05%7C01%7C%7C2e953d53b8fa41cfbf0708dabaf6e408%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638027866807108438%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=Ujoutvk2wkCXqe1fTtyNlK7xa6WtZdiAvjlWDC5l8YA%3D&amp;reserved=0> for moreinformation on the project and access to reprints.  Be sure to checkout our video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It details the main tasks associated with the internship.Applicants should send a 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.

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities

Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

Sturgeon & Shad Monitoring

Description: The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and qualified applicants for seasonal positions starting in November or December at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. These positions are limited in duration and pay $14 – $17/hr based on relevant experience. In these positions, we provide opportunities for practical fisheries experience outside of course work in the biological sciences through field work and lab work.

Duties: The projects conduct a variety of field, laboratory and office work activities which vary by project but could include: sampling with fishing gear such as gill nets, skiff trawls and beach seines. Routine field work could consist of day trips on small, open boats (17’-28’) with fishing gear hauled by hand to collect fish which are identified, measured and quantified. Sampling is conducted in all weather conditions. The range of waters sampled includes Long Island Sound and Connecticut River. Laboratory or office work could include identifyingcounting and measuring juvenile fish, preparing and aging fish scales and otoliths, cleaning and repairing fishing gear, and data entry.

Qualifications: Actively pursuing or having completed a college degree in biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field. A degree is preferred but not required. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered. Candidates should possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to conduct rigorous field work in various weather conditions.

Hours per week: Typically a 35 hour work week Monday-Friday, with variation in hours depending on field sampling location and activity. Total duration of positions not to exceed 1040 hours. Preference is for candidates that can complete the full duration of the position.

To Apply: Submit the employment application through the CT Job website

Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

Please note that positions may be filled prior to the end date of the job posting.

Please direct any questions about the position to:

 

Jacqueline Benway Roberts

Fisheries Biologist

Fisheries Division / Marine Fisheries Program

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection333 Ferry Rd.

PO Box 719

Old Lyme, CT 06371P: 860.447.4311|F: 860.434.6150 |E: jacque.benway@ct.gov

Grant opportunity for UConn Students

On behalf of Mike Willig, Director of the Institute of the Environment, and the Office of Sustainability, I’d like to remind you of this

grant opportunity for your students! The projects funded from last fall were really creative and successful and we can’t wait to see what students come up with for this newest round of funding. The due date is this Tuesday (October 11) at 4pm.

 

Grant Opportunity Open for UConn Students!

 

The Office of Sustainability and the Institute of the Environment host a funding program to support student-faculty projects that enhance environmental sustainability and campus-wide engagement with sustainability issues at the University of Connecticut and in Connecticut communities through research, authentic community engagement, campus operations, or education. Projects must increase both environmental and social sustainability at UConn, and address one or more of UConn’s strategic sustainability goal areas (climate change, energy and buildings, waste, outreach and engagement, water resources, food and dining, purchasing, transportation, or grounds, open space and conservation areas) and one or more related social challenges (fostering inclusion of diverse perspectives, addressing systematic inequalities, environmental justice, social and health inequity, community development, etc). Project activities can occur at any of the UConn campuses and extend to Connecticut communities outside of the University campuses. Special consideration is given to interdisciplinary projects that advance equity and justice or incorporate the arts and humanities. Awards may be up to $10,000.

 

Applications Close: 4:00pm on October 11, 2022

 

Decisions will be made in early December 2022. Funding will be provided to selected grantees in January 2023.

 

Learn more and find application materials: https://sustainability.uconn.edu/environmental-social-sustainability-small-grants-program/

Research Technician, UC Berkeley

The Blackman Laboratory in the Departments of Plant & Microbial Biology and Integrative Biology requires a Staff Research Associate II to assist with research in evolutionary and ecological developmental genetics using sunflower and monkeyflower as study systems. Research in the lab focuses on how and why plant developmental responses to environmental cues evolve during domestication, adaptation, and speciation.

The position involves a combination of research and lab management responsibilities. Research duties include planning and executing greenhouse, growth chamber, and field studies; molecular and biochemical work (e.g. DNA/RNA extraction, genotyping, qRT-PCR, sequencing library construction); computational analysis; and training and supervising students or volunteers.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to perform sterile techniques, prepare media, carry out basic procedures associated with DNA amplification and sequencing, be able to work in a greenhouse, manage data sets utilizing Excel, and follow research protocols and regulatory guidelines with exactness.
  • Must be able to train and supervise student workers and coordinate student work schedules.
  • Good baseline knowledge of genetics, plant biology, and evolutionary biology is essential.
  • Must have strong organizational, computer, and communication skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions is necessary in order to work independently and as part of a team and provide direct support to leaders as needed; and to assist in training, provide work direction, prepare reports, and keep records.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree and at least 2 years of lab experience which may include student experience; or Bachelor’s degree in related science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience using packages relating to statistics, image analysis, phylogeny, sequence alignment, and bioinformatics.
  • Experience building libraries for next-generation sequencing.
  • Experience conducting field experiments with plants.

 

Salary and Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

 

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

 

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/rx/index.html

 

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying at http://jobs.berkeley.edu, posting # 43468

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

 

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 

 

PhD program (Chile)

(message to Schultz lab forwarded to the department with Seb’s permission)

Hi everyone,

I’m Seb. Some of you don’t know me yet, but you will this fall. I’m writing to those of you who are thinking about doing a PhD to evaluate the possibility of doing a PhD here in Chile.

I attach the information (ES) of the PhD of my university, but clearly there is a wide offer all over the country. Chile is the safest country to live in, the most scientifically developed in LATAM and has several universities among the TOP 100 in LATAM. One of them is Andres Bello University. TOP 3 in Chilean ranking and TOP 30 in LATAM.

Chile, like the rest of South America, is absolutely beautiful. It has unique landscapes. As it is a large country, it is a natural laboratory to study all ecosystems, from the desert to the Antarctic, passing through Mediterranean valleys (those who drink wine know what I mean), rainforests and glaciers. In the ocean, we have extremely productive systems, and even for those who like reef ecology, there is Easter Island.

Almost all programs are taught in English. In the case of Universidad Andres Bello, for all graduate students who do not speak Spanish, the University offers a free Spanish course, so that they can communicate in their day-to-day life. The attached program is taught in English, so do not be afraid in that respect.

Feel free to ask me about any questions, scholarships or other things. Even if you are interested in another university.

Seb.

MS Assistantship âÂEUR” Evaluating Approaches to Reduce Bird-window Collisions: Oklahoma State University

MS Assistantship Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Evaluating Approaches to Reduce Bird-window Collisions: Oklahoma State UniversityDescription: A fully funded master’s assistantship is available in Oklahoma State UniversityÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, co-advised by Drs. Scott Loss and Tim OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)Connell. The research project will involve fieldwork and analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of methods to reduce bird-window collisions, which are the top source of avian collision mortality in North America and worldwide. The study will include bird collision surveys at OSU buildings originally monitored in a similar baseline study (study details here: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3PoNFTm&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=0pBe8w40m4s1p%2BJLGINfp7nRsdQn6OP3%2BMQXLeanjFo%3D&amp;reserved=0) and treated with a commercially available film designed to deter bird collisions. The student also may have the opportunity to develop a companion study using existing or new data sources to evaluate effectiveness of other approaches and products designed to reduce bird-window collisions.The graduate student will begin courses in January 2023, and we anticipate that collision monitoring fieldwork will begin during spring migration in April 2023. Funding, which will be available to support the student through at least December 2024, will be primarily through a research assistantship, but the student will also be expected to TA for one academic semester (course TA assignment to be determined, but the student will likely have an opportunity to TA in either Dr. LossÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Applied Ecology field course or Dr. OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)ConnellÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Ornithology course). A stipend of $1,575/month ($18,900/yr) will be provided along with full tuition waiver and health insurance at $20/month.Required qualifications: Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Ecology/Management, Ecology, or a related field; a strong work ethic and sense of self-motivation; an ability to work both independently and collegially with others; strong written and oral communication skills including experience communicating with the public during fieldwork; and an interest in urban ecology, conservation biology, and/or human threats to wildlife.Preferred qualifications: Ideal candidates will have one or several of the following skills and experiences: conducting, presenting, and/or publishing mentored research; coordinating and supervising field projects; conducting wildlife collision surveys; handling and identifying wild birds; and experience with statistical analyses.To Apply: Please send applications to Scott Loss (scott.loss@okstate.edu) by September 30th, 2022; applications should consist of a single zip file or merged pdf file that includes: (1) a cover letter outlining how you meet required and preferred qualifications, (2) a CV, (3) unofficial academic transcripts, and (4) contact information for three references. We are committed to fostering an environment where diversity of background and thought is accepted and encouraged, and we encourage all interested people to apply despite preconceived notions of their own experience as it relates to this projectÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s objectives.About the Loss and OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)Connell Labs: Our labs lead and collaborate on a wide range of research projects in natural resource ecology and management, with strong emphases on landscape ecology, biodiversity conservation, wildlife ecology and management, and major global change issues like climate change, invasive species, and direct sources of bird mortality. For more information about our labs, see:Scott LossÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Lab: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscottrloss.wixsite.com%2Flosslab&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=7O2P7VzysqvoFOOD9%2Fp83GOr6n6RFcfwmE0LxXa%2F0J0%3D&amp;reserved=0Tim OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)ConnellÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Lab: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimoconnell.wordpress.com%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=ca4kYmVxAdg5ukI%2FYQ%2B3%2BIrdM255l4%2BMXtdikmTu1Ys%3D&amp;reserved=0About Oklahoma and OSU: Oklahoma is one of the most ecologically diverse states, with ecosystems ranging from forested mountains in the east to mesas and canyons in the west, and including some of the largest remaining tracts of prairies in the world, including the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the largest remaining protected area of tallgrass prairie. Recreational opportunities abound, with national forests, grasslands, and wildlife refuges all within 2-3 hours of Stillwater, where OSU is located. In addition, Stillwater is 1 hour from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, which have additional opportunities for recreation, sporting events, music, the arts, restaurants, etc.OSU is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of ~25,000 students, and it is located on the ancestral lands of the Kickapoo, Osage, Kiowa, and Quapaw peoples. Indigenous people from other Native nations also reside here, many of whom were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands. They all contribute to the history and current vitality of our region. The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and conducts interdisciplinary research, instruction, and extension education to address the sustainable management and conservation of the wildlife, forest, rangeland, and fishery resources of Oklahoma and beyond. The Department is a source of cutting-edge research, quality instruction, and effective outreach to students, landowners, managers, and public agencies.Any offer of employment is contingent on the universityÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.To view this message on the web, go to:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.esa.org%2Fm.htm%3Fm%3Dv%26hid%3D359508&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=FBZoQdrQa3XpP6Qwg7qLZhn13oFlJW6MD%2FAKSS5KQQ4%3D&amp;reserved=0

Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician, Newton, GA

The Jones Center at IchauwayPlant Ecology Seasonal TechnicianThe Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for a Seasonal Technician position. Job duties primarily consist of collecting data from long-term vegetation monitoring plots, data entry, seed collection and processing, but also includes other field and laboratory work as needed. This 10-week position begins on September 6, 2022. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis but is optional. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Research Associate.The 28,000-acre research center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The CenterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, more than 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. For more information visit our web site: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jonesctr.org%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7C268c6bf4ee084295809e08da7ac26517%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957272603484187%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=DBq0FMkuX1FVQWapVxFbp74S9VMCFQQyRssmaajAfCc%3D&amp;reserved=0.Qualifications: Seasonal Technician I: Ability to independently follow instructions. Field work requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding conditions (e.g., heat, high humidity, exposure to poison oak/ivy, and insects). Previous experience with plant identification or seed collection in the southeastern U.S. and the use of dichotomous keys is highly desired. Excel, GIS, and laboratory-related experience is also preferable. Must have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to work in the Plant Ecology lab.Qualifications: Seasonal Technician II: As above for Seasonal Technician I, plus an undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field or one year of relevant work experience.Wages: Seasonal Technician I – $10/hour (with housing), $12/hour (without housing)Wages: Seasonal Technician II – $12/hour (with housing), $14/hour (without housing)Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working as a single document by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org AND lisa.giencke@jonesctr.org, Subject: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician. For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Research Associate, by email: lisa.giencke@jonesctr.org or phone: (229) 734-4706.The Jones Center at Ichauway aspires to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We reject all forms of racism including overt and systemic, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. The Jones Center at Ichauway is an equal opportunity/affirmative action E-verify employer.

Fall Internship in Marine Invasions at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

Start Date: ASAPLength: 6 – 9 monthsSchedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week. Non-standard schedule includes some weekend work.Stipend: $600/weekLocation: This position is based out of the Marine Invasions Lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland. SERC is a research center of the Smithsonian Institution, located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, approximately 10 miles south of Annapolis. The 2,650-acre SERC campus contains a laboratory and office complex, as well as educational and waterfront facilities.Description: We are seeking an intern to work principally in a small-scale hatchery raising adult, juvenile and larval forms of multiple invertebrate species. Currently, there are two species of both mussels, Mytilopsis sallei and Mytella strigata, and barnacles, Amphibalanus improvisus and A. amphitrite, in culture at the lab with the possibility of additional species.  The required daily feeding of cultured organisms is a task shared between the current staff on the project and will include independent work on the weekends once a good comfort level has been attained by the intern. Cultured organisms support research projects as described below, focused on marine invertebrate lifecycle biology. The intern will also have the opportunity to work as a member of concurrent long-term field projects including in particular the Mud Crab project and Nearshore project that assess mud crab abundances and predation rates on shrimp in the Rhode River, respectively.Primary Project description: This project will explore how environmental variation affects reproduction in several species of barnacle and mussels in an effort to understand how spawning contributes to marine species invasions. Barnacles and mussels are common biofouling marine invertebrates that are frequently transported to non-native locations on the hulls of ships, making them a key risk for biosecurity. However, since mussels and barnacles are sessile (stay in the same place their whole life), the only way they can invade a novel system is if they spawn, releasing mobile propagules that make their way into port. Spawning in the case of mussels and nauplii release in the case of barnacles, are frequently triggered by changes in environmental conditions such as exposure to air, changing temperature, and food quality and quantity, which will also vary greatly by shipping route.  This project will experimentally manipulate these variables in the lab to quantify reproductive output among barnacles and mussels to better predict which shipping routes and ports may be most susceptible to invasion by non-native organisms.Learning objectives:The intern will learn;– culturing techniques for marine algae and invertebrates (mussels and barnacles)– to design experiments and conduct lab experiments with marine invertebrates– background on the role of the shipping industry in marine invasive species– how to properly use compound and dissecting microscopes– common field collection techniques (seining, tethering, trapping) and analysis and processing of field samples– eco-evolutionary concepts concerning how individual traits affect ecosystem processes (invasion dynamics)Please send resume and letter of interest to Greg Ziegler at zieglerg@si.edu

Wetland Restoration Field Assistant (Woodwell Climate Research Center) (falmouth MA)

SUMMARY: We seek applicants for a temporary (1-2 months) full-time field assistant position in wetland ecosystem and plant biodiversity research. The Research Assistant will conduct field work on a project that evaluates wetland restoration in former cranberry farms. Work will involve field surveys of restored wetlands for plant species composition, plant identification, data entry and data quality control. The successful applicant will work as part of a team and gain experience through field and data work across botany, soils, and ecosystem climate change science.Responsibilities:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Participate in field surveys of plant species composition and coverÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Enter and quality check data.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Assist in coordinating schedulesÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Field sampling at in dense vegetation and away from roads.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Travel to multiple field sites in cars.Desired Qualifications and Experience:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Must have relevant coursework in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Some field experience in a related field, including basic techniques and instrumentation used in ecology.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Experience with identification of wetland plants in New England highly desired.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Ability to work independently as well as productively as part of a team.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Familiarity with best practices for field safety.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Strong skills in identifying plants or willingness to learn.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Basic proficiency with word processing, data management and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent programs) is required.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Must possess a valid US driver license for the last two years and qualify to drive Woodwell Climate Science Center vehicles.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Expected to be resident in close proximity to Woodwell Climate Science Center at other times.Preferred Qualifications:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢B.A./B.S. or advanced coursework in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology or Natural Resources.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Use of a car to occasionally travel to field sites.Physical requirements:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢This role requires work in the field, including rigorous outdoor activities (lifting approx. forty pounds, bending, carrying heavy equipment, and walking through uneven terrain, waist-high waters and marsh.)Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Working in the field in Massachusetts requires a willingness to endure exposure to insects, ticks, and poison ivy.Application review will be ongoing.Desired Start Date: August 9, 2022.Classification and Compensation: This temporary research assistant position is for approximately 1-2 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.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 WRFA on all correspondence.Please visit Woodwell’s website to learn more about WoodwellÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s work.Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) 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 90+ 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 crisisÃf¢ÒÂEURҔfrom causes to consequencesÃf¢ÒÂEURҔis inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of 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 doesÃf¢ÒÂEURҔthe questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forwardÃf¢ÒÂEURҔis 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.

Funded grad student (MSc & PhD) opportunities in Population Ecology at UBC

Graduate student opportunities in population ecology  Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ University of British Columbia, VancouverWilliams Lab, Department of Geography & Biodiversity Research CentreThe Williams Lab at UBC is looking for 1 – 2 graduate students (MSc or PhD) to join our group in 2023. We study how evolution and ecology interact to change population dynamics and species interactions in space and time. We want to understand how fast populations of native species can expand their ranges with climate change and invasive plants can expand following introduction to a new region, and also how plants in the endangered Garry oak ecosystem will respond to climate change. To answer these questions, we combine experiments in the field and greenhouse with quantitative models. Graduate students have the flexibility to develop a project that fits into ongoing lab research.Planning to attend the upcoming ESA/CSEE meeting and want to chat? Please send me an email. (or send an email if you’re not going and would like to chat over Zoom)We are looking for graduate students who are curious about population ecology, with at least some relevant undergraduate coursework and/or research experience. Students in the group will develop strong quantitative skills (statistical and/or modeling) and do reproducible research. Prospective students should be in interested in becoming more quantitative, and we will help them get there. Helpful if prospective students know something about identifying and growing plants, and have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.The Williams Lab is committed to creating a safe and supportive lab environment, particularly for students from marginalized communities. Our group interacts with a diverse group of geographers interested in the environment, and with ecologists and evolutionary biologists from across UBC, who are brought together by the Biodiversity Research Centre for classes, seminars and discussion groups. We have ties with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Metro Vancouver, and land managers at native prairie sites across the Pacific Northwest.Applications for MSc students are due in early December 2022 and for Ph.D. students in early January 2023, for a May or September 2023 start date. Curious if you might fit into the group? Send an email (jennifer.williams@geog.ubc.ca) telling a little about your research interests. Already know youÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)d like to be considered? Send an email (jennifer.williams@geog.ubc.ca) including a brief statement that describes your research interests, past research experience and why you are interested in this position, and attach your CV and an unofficial transcript.See the lab website for more information: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwilliamslabubc.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742124270712%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=TcEzRfuBFEXTHcPpo6qHVpu4BjIvnevHktUBoDxIB9g%3D&amp;reserved=0 and find information about applying to UBC Geography here: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geog.ubc.ca%2Fgraduate%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742124270712%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=rbjOMvftYSrzXL80VZwVpc85nDtjLkjJtx08gZEYPcY%3D&amp;reserved=0. All students admitted to Geography are guaranteed a stable income ($25,000-$31,000/year) that comes from a combination of teaching assistantships and UBC fellowships. I am happy to assist Canadian students with their NSERC applications.

Fully funded PhD and MSc in computational and seascape ecology

Dr. Dan Holstein is looking for prospective students to join the Seascape Ecology Lab’s team (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seascapelab.com%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742123645756%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=EE8%2FX4yc4jhEYys2N3wX9IbwrX5a0%2Fkpn4gTCZOwreQ%3D&amp;reserved=0). The group uses field, lab, and computational methods to understand the ecological implications of animal and material movement in a structured seascape and changing environment.Although dissertation or thesis focus is flexible, work on an NSF-funded project investigating how acidification and warming influences the larval behavior, dispersal, and connectivity of stone crabs is preferred. Experience in computer programming languages or simulation modeling would be fantastic – but most important is a desire to apply computational and simulation methods to the study of animal biology and ecology.Please send an email to dholstein1@lsu.edu, and if possible include a CV that outlines pertinent coursework or experience.

Waterbird Biologists (2) – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is a regional not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds by conducting scientific research, avian population monitoring, habitat restoration, and connecting people to nature. We conduct this work in support of bird and habitat conservation.We are looking for two people to join our team as field Biologists. Both positions will begin on September 1st or as soon after as possible. One position will continue for 6 months (through February 28, 2023) and the other will continue for 9 months (through May 31, 2023).The biologists will assist with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.southbayrestoration.org%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742123489526%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=jjUDFyG7MKk%2B72K0uvKHLdWiNutNR4Ku6D%2FFObbN6rI%3D&amp;reserved=0). The biologists will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The biologists may assist with additional projects if opportunities arise.The position will require an average of 30 hours per week, with the exact time commitment dependent on the duration of field surveys. The position will be based in Milpitas, CA with field sites throughout South San Francisco Bay.In this role you will:-Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay ponds-Conduct surveys in gull colonies-Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work-Enter, proof, and manage data collected-Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assignedRequired Qualifications:-BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field OR equivalent work/course experience-Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls)-Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail-Valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal vehicle-Ability to navigate and orient using maps-Ability to work independently and as part of a team-Effective oral and written communication skillsPreferred Qualifications:-Excellent waterbird identification skills-Experience counting large flocks of foraging and roosting birds-Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)-Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, R, and/or ArcGISThis role has the following physical or scheduling requirements:-The ability to traverse uneven, rough, or inclined terrain while in the field in order to carry out field surveys. The individual will be exposed to outdoor elements (mud, sun, dust, salt spray) while conducting field surveys-The ability to tolerate long field days in remote locations (up to 8 hours)-The ability to drive company vehicles off-road to remote field locations (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)-Irregular hours on field survey days, including early mornings, evenings, and occasional weekends. Most weeks will require 5 days in the field.-The person in this role will sometimes need to move or transfer materials weighing up to 20 pounds.-Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow individuals to perform the essential functions of this position.Our Commitment to Diversity:SFBBO actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to the communities we serve. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and supportive work environment. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. SFBBO believes in growth and supporting our employees as best we can so they can become their best selves in and outside of work. We believe that a healthy work environment means building an inclusive culture where people can thrive together and feel supported and empowered. We believe in stretch versus constraint.In your cover letter, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. SFBBO is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.Research has shown that women and people from marginalized communities apply to roles when they meet 100% of the job requirements, whereas people without marginalized identities apply if they meet an average of 60% of the requirements. If you think that your skills are transferable and can add value to this role, please apply so that we can determine whether itÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s a good fit.Salary and Benefits:This is a part-time position. Hours will average 30 hours per week (range of 15-35 hours a week). Compensation is $18-20/hour depending on prior experience. An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel. SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.To Apply:Complete our online application form, including a CV/resume and a cover letter telling us why you are a great match for our role: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FFtJLV2WzvVqmiDj58&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742123645756%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=ItN74EcR53%2Bx2NT%2BaHDabTwlLyOnOrJUQYioyTGlXZ8%3D&amp;reserved=0You will need to sign into a Google account to complete the form. If you do not have a Google account to use or have questions about this opening, you may reach out to Gabbie Burns, gburns@sfbbo.org.The positions will be open until filled, but we anticipate making a first review of applications during the week of August 15th.

Tropical ecology field assistant wanted

Tropical ecology field assistant wantedWe are looking for a volunteer field assistant, all expenses paid, for ecological fieldwork in northern Costa Rica early September to mid-December 2022. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for nature and post secondary training in ecological science, an ability to live and work in field conditions with limited and basic amenities, sensitivity to different cultures, and a sense of adventure and adaptability. The candidate must hold a valid and unrestricted driver’s license and be prepared to drive an ATV (training will be provided onsite). First aid training and Spanish fluency are highly desired but not obligatory. The candidate will assist in a field project examining the effects of climate on the aquatic insect communities within bromeliads, involving substantial field work and lab work. All flights and ground travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the project.To apply, please contact sarah.ravoth@gmail.com. Please apply immediately as we will review each application until we have found a suitable candidate.

Environmental Educator, Toccoa, Georgia, USA

Job Posting – Environmental Educator, Toccoa, Georgia, USABlue Ridge Outdoor Education Center is hiring Seasonal Environmental Education Instructors for our Fall 2022 season (September 26 – November 22, 2022). Located in the North East Georgia Mountains we serve schools in Georgia and surrounding states, leading them in educational field trips.Location: 

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center is a part of Mikell Camp and Conference Center in Toccoa, GA. Our campus consists of 468 acres with our closest neighbor being the Chattahoochee National Forest.Set in the Yearwood Valley, surrounded by forested ridge lines with streams and waterfalls, Blue Ridge is perfectly situated to take full advantage of this unique ecological area and provide diverse and exciting education and outdoor experiences.Camp Mikell has an outdoor volleyball court, large field and equipment for a variety of sports, a 9 hole disc golf course, an outdoor swimming pool and miles of trails for hiking. Many outdoor recreation opportunities are located near camp property such as rock climbing, boating, hiking (day hiking or backpacking) and biking within a 30 minute drive.Only 90 minutes from Atlanta and one hour from Athens, home of the University of Georgia, Blue Ridge staff can easily get a taste of the big city. The beautiful Tallulah Gorge State Park is also a 30 minute drive away.Qualifications:Committed, energetic, community-oriented individuals. BS or BA required. Preference given to those with majors in biology, natural sciences, or related field. Knowledge of wetland, stream and forest ecology. Residential program experience and knowledge of Blue Ridge ecosystems preferred. Applicant should be dynamic and have a sincere interest in working with kids of all ages and learning about the natural world.Duties:Teach and maintain environmental education classes in the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains during residential programs, ages 7-16. Facilitate outdoor education programs such as high ropes and climbing walls with child and adult groups. Lead adventure programs such as rock climbing and backpacking. Some weekend work required. Opportunities available for curriculum development for experienced employees. Blue Ridge prides itself on meeting the needs of our schools by meeting the Georgia Performance Standards.Benefits:$300/wk plus room & board and catastrophic health insurance. First Aid, CPR, and high ropes training provided. We provide training in Georgia Adopt-a-stream and Project Wild each fall season. In the spring, we alternate between Project Learning Tree and Project Wet. Training times are tentative based on our seasonal schedules. Extensions on seasonal employment are available to interested employees.To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Blue Ridge outdoor Education Center Director Anna Dinwiddie: blueridgedir@campmikell.com

Wildlife Technician positions available (Aug-Dec)

Wildlife Technician positions available (Aug-Dec)Job Description:The Herpetology and Applied Conservation Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University is hiring up to six technicians to work on projects in North Carolina and South Carolina. Specifically, we are recruiting technicians to assist with the following projects: 

1)      Eastern diamondback rattlesnake monitoring (mark-recapture and radio telemetry) in South Carolina2)      Southern fox squirrel monitoring (mark-recapture and radio telemetry) in South Carolina3)      Camera trap surveys for herpetofauna and small mammals (includes mark-recapture of snakes and small mammals) in South Carolina4)      Eastern diamondback monitoring (mark-recapture only) and camera trap surveys in North Carolina. 

Field positions include VHF radio telemetry surveys of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and southern fox squirrels. Telemetry-equipped rattlesnakes and squirrels will be radio located at least 4 times weekly. Rattlesnakes that are newly encountered during telemetry surveys will be captured and marked.Camera trap monitoring will require construction and maintenance of camera trap arrays, regular maintenance of cameras and digital images, screening of digital images, cover-board sampling for herpetofauna, and small mammal trapping. Technicians will be expected to capture snakes (non-venomous and venomous species) and turtles and to process captured individuals (measure, weigh, and give unique mark). Additionally, technicians will be expected to live-trap and mark small mammals. Captured snakes and mammals will be given passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.Technicians are expected to work in hot, buggy conditions. Research must be conducted under strict safety protocols. Technicians that fail to adhere to safety protocols will be terminated from the position. All projects require lifting heavy objects and assisting with camera trap construction and maintenance under difficult field conditions. For the rattlesnake positions, applicants with venomous snake handling experience will be given preference; however, venomous snake handling experience is not required. Applicants that are skilled at identifying southeastern herpetofauna are preferred.Technicians will work with graduate students under the direction of Dr. Jayme Waldron (herp projects) or Dr. Shane Welch (mammal projects). All projects take place on Department of Defense installations, and applicants will be required to pass a background check prior to hiring. Technicians will be expected to use their personal vehicles for field work and will be reimbursed for on-site mileage @ $0.50/mile.Start date: ASAPEnd date: 2 December 2022Pay: $2,000/month ($15/hr @ 34 hours/week) plus housing (excluding utilities)Please send your resume and contact information for three references to Dr. Jayme Waldron (waldron3@marshall.edu) by 5 August 2022.

A fellowship position is available in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water

 A fellowship position is available in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water

The ORISE Fellow will collaborate with cross-program staff and regional offices to research and improve current practices related to water quality assessment and monitoring, conduct technical and programmatic analyses in support of watershed restoration and protection activities, and provideresearch for training materials on watershed management. This will involve research to support the Watershed Branch in the implementation of EPAsHealthy Watersheds Program, Watershed Academy, and Water Quality Assessment Workgroup.This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA. Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE orthe program administrator.The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The current yearly stipend amounts for this opportunity are $50,643 (BS) and $61,947 (MS).Please apply by 9/1/22 on our website.

U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) ProgramApplications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program are now open for the 2023 Spring Term. Applications are due October 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.Apply on the US DOE website.Are you an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or recent graduate who completed an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in STEM?  Do you want to develop and hone your research skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists and engineers?Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is for you.  As a SULI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on research experience and build your professional network while collaborating on an exciting project under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your research to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S.Eligibility–    Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution–    Must have completed at least one semester as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application–    Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale–    Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship–    Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application–    Must possess medical insurance during the internship–    Students may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of four timesBenefits–    $650/week stipend–    Housing accommodations or housing allowance–    Round-trip travel reimbursementLocations:–    Ames, Iowa–    Lemont, Illinois–    Upton, NY–    Batavia, IL–    San Diego, CA–    Idaho Falls, IA–    Los Alamos, NM–    Berkeley, CA–    Livermore, CA–    Golden, CO–    Oak Ridge, TN–    Princeton, NJ–    Richland, WA–    Jackson, SC–    Newport News, VATo learn more about SULI, visit the website.

Full time technician – Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch, Florida

Full time technician – Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch, FloridaProject TechnicianStarting Date: September 15 – 30, 2022; Application Due: August 10, 2022Position: Full-time research technician. 12-month appointment renewed annually based on performance. Competitive salary with full benefits.Offered by: Texas A&M, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Archbold Biological Station

Where: Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (Lake Placid, FL)

Research field: Environmental sustainability, bioenergy, biogeosciences.DESCRIPTIONArchbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR), Texas A&M (TAMU) and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), seeks a full-time technician to work in a collaborative effort integrated within the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), a $115 million initiative by the US Department of Energy for the development of a sustainable bioenergy industry.The research will be conducted at BIR, a biological station that operates as full-scale working cattle ranch providing a unique platform for long-term agro-ecology research. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas (TAMU), in collaboration with Drs. Evan H DeLucia (UIUC), Elena Blanc-Betes (UIUC) and Elizabeth Boughton (BIR).The project investigates the environmental sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production. Key objectives are to: (1) Characterize the impact of sugarcane cultivation on the regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs; CO2, CH4 and N2O) compared to managed grazed pasture; (2) Quantify the efficiency at which sugarcane and pastures use water resources; and, (3) explore the impact of sugarcane cultivation on nitrogen and phosphorus losses versus pasture.The positionThis is a non-tenured, full time, 12-month position, and can be renewed annually for an additional two years, contingent on progress, and the availability of funds. Duties may change as contract or grant turnover occurs. Competitive salary with full benefits.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn basic biogeochemistry skills and gain experience in a wide range of research techniques and equipment, both in the field and in the laboratory, and data compilation, processing and analysis depending on experience. Field work includes assisting with the maintenance of eddy covariance towers—a state of the art method for high frequency monitoring of ecosystem greenhouse gas exchange—,direct measurements of soil CO2 and non-CO2 trace gas emissions, and soil, water and biomass (plant) samplings. In the lab, the technician will aid with soil, water and biomass sample processing, and preparing and maintaining field equipment and supplies. The successful candidate will train and supervise research interns that assist with field and lab work.Required qualifications:A bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or related field; basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel).Preferred qualificationsResearch experience in the field and in the laboratory related to biogeochemistry (e.g., trace gas flux measurements, soil and water sampling, gas chromatography, eddy covariance); experience working on farms and with farmers; experience working in subtropical and tropical sugarcane plantations and rangeland. Demonstrated knowledge of troubleshooting environmental monitoring equipment is desired.The station

The position is located at BIR, a 10,500-acre cattle ranch near Lake Placid, FL, with shared housing available on site. Here are two documentaries about Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch: COWBOYS and SCIENTISTS, and The Science of a Florida Ranch.

HOW TO APPLYApplicants should send1) a letter of application,2) a resume or CV with relevant coursework and experience, and3) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three references

To: Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas at nuri.gomez-casanovas@ag.tamu.edu.

Application deadline is August 10, 2022. The position will remain opened until filled. Contact Dr. Gomez-Casanovas via e-mail for more information. 

Due to Covid-19, we require any new resident staff and interns to be fully vaccinated. These rules will be updated as Covid conditions change.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Fall 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

One week left to apply for Fall 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) ProgramApplications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program are now open for the 2022 Fall Term. Applications are due May 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.Apply online at our website here.Are you an undergraduate student or recent graduate pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math?Do you want to develop and hone your research skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists and engineers?Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is for you.  As a SULI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on research experience and build your professional network while collaborating on an exciting project under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your research to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S.Benefits–    $650/week stipend–    Housing accommodations or housing allowance–    Round-trip travel reimbursementEligibility–    Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution–    Must have completed at least one semester as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application–    Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale–    Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship–    Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application–    Must possess medical insurance during the internship–    Students may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of four timesLocations:Ames, IowaLemont, IllinoisUpton, NYBatavia, ILSan Diego, CAIdaho Falls, IALos Alamos, NMBerkeley, CALivermore, CALos Alamos, NMGolden, COOak Ridge, TNPrinceton, NJRichland, WAAlbuquerque, NMJackson, SCMenlo Park, CANewport News, VA

Short Term Forestry Field Position at the University of Nevada, Reno

Short Term Forestry Field Position at the University of Nevada, Reno

Position Description: Dr. Erin Hanan and Dr. Jonathan Greenberg are looking for someone with montane forestry experience to assist in a project doing terrestrial laser scanning (“TLS”) of the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains during the period of June to mid/late August, with a potential to extend the time later into the Fall.  The goal of the project is to provide three-dimensional ladder fuel information for modeling purposes.  Most of the work will be in assisting the TLS and fuels teams, and requires movingrelatively bulky equipment into forest plots, so the ability to carry > 50 lbs is suggested (backpacking experience is ideal). Folks working on this project will get trained in how to set up and use a terrestrial laser scanner (a relatively rare opportunity), as well as learn forest fuels measurements.  The project is a collaboration between the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab run by Dr. Erin Hanan and the Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing (GEARS) lab run by Dr. Jonathan Greenberg. This projectis funded by the CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant.  Technicians will be based out of Reno but will be doing overnights at the more distant plots. Position covers lodging and per diem while in the field.Preferred qualifications:– Experience working in montane forests– Experience with forest mensuration– First aid/CPR– Off road driving– Ability to carry at least 50 lbsTo apply: please send an email to Dr. Jonathan Greenberg (jgreenberg@unr.edu) with: 

– A brief introduction– Your CV or resume– Contact information for three professional references.  

Applications submitted before June 1 will be given full consideration.For more information, see the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab page, or the GEARS Lab page.

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.