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Job post: fish ecology technician

Fish Ecology Technician

We seek a Fish Ecology Technician to support research at the USGS Leetown Science Center. The position will involve projects using an experimental stream laboratory (80%) and in Shenandoah National Park (20%). Candidates should hold a B.S. in biology or a related field, and experience maintaining freshwater fish in aquaria or aquaculture systems is preferred.

This contract position is supported for 1 year at a salary commensurate with experience. The position is located at the USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and the target start-date is December 2019. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Nathaniel (Than) Hitt at nhitt@usgs.gov.

M.S. Opportunity

Assistant Specialist Position at Benioff Ocean Initiative at UCSB – Plastic Pollution

JPF01648 Benioff Ocean Initiative Assistant Specialist – Marine Science

Institute

The Benioff Ocean Initiative (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.boi.ucsb.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ccb5840a680824368309408d754750837%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637070733953312592&sdata=B1CGyhqONpOFx2uDe5Dj5lI%2FdQTiU%2BtEKL3Koddw7wM%3D&reserved=0) is an applied research

center at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science

Institute that works to leverage the power of marine science and technology

to develop and implement solutions to a wide range of ocean problems.

The Benioff Ocean Initiative seeks an Assistant Specialist to support an

effort to decrease the flow of plastic waste from rivers into the ocean.

Approximately 90% of the Assistant Specialist’s time will be assigned to

support the plastic waste effort, including the following responsibilities:

·       Track progress in project partners’ plastic waste capture and

community outreach efforts through processing and visualizing data, writing

reports, and creating presentations

·       Create public-facing communications materials about project updates

and accomplishments

·       Coordinate in-person and remote meetings with project partners

·       Explore and cultivate opportunities for project expansion

·       Conduct internet and literature research on topics relating to

plastic pollution, recycling and waste management

The remaining 10% of the Assistant Specialist’s time will be assigned to

support other Benioff Ocean Initiative projects. This includes but is not

limited to the following:

·       Conduct internet and literature research on threats to ocean

health, including pollution, climate change, and resource extraction

·       Develop concise written briefs and presentations on diverse ocean

health topics.

Basic qualifications:

Master’s degree or equivalent in environmental studies, marine science,

ecology, biology, earth science or a related field is required at the time

of application.

In addition, by the time of appointment applicants must have one year of

experience in plastic pollution, solid waste management, recycling or other

closely related topics.

Preferred qualifications:

·       Marine policy

·       Data management and visualization

·       Website development and management

·       Event planning and meeting coordination

·       International relations

·       Artificial intelligence and computer vision

·       One or more computational analytical tools, including but not

limited to R, ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and SQL

·       Understanding and acceptance of diversity, equity and inclusion in

the workplace

This position is a 100% time appointment for one year from the start date

with the possibility of reappointment, contingent upon performance and

funding. Position start date is negotiable and anticipated to start in

December 2019. This appointment includes a competitive benefits package

with medical, dental and vision insurance and a UC retirement plan. Salary

is commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

We encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to

Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of

teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that

promote diversity, equal opportunity and equitable access.

Electronic applications including a curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact

information for 3 references, and the optional statement of contributions

to diversity should be submitted via:

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For primary consideration apply by November 7, 2019

Position open until filled.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to

the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,

teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

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 status, protected

veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Field Assistant at Pacuare Reserve, Caribbean coast, Costa Rica

*Monitoring of Sea Turtles, Bats, Monkeys, Jaguars and Agami Herons*

*About Ecology Project International (EPI):*

EPI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to addressing

critical conservation issues through field-based partnerships between local

experts and high school students. We engage adolescent youth from local

communities and visiting youth from other regions in applied hands-on

science and conservation as they learn about and help protect threatened

species and habitats. Through EPI’s programs in five countries throughout

the U.S. and Latin America, teens are inspired and empowered to engage in

conservation efforts at home and worldwide to become the next generation of

conservation leaders. More information can be found at

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*About Pacuare Reserve:*

Established in 1989 and administered by Ecology Project International (EPI)

since 2016, it has 800 hectares of tropical rainforest on the Caribbean

coast of Costa Rica and have a high density of wildlife and its 6km (3.7

miles) of beach, is the most important nesting beach in the country for the

leatherback sea turtles and is habitat to the only accessible breeding

colony of Agami herons in the Caribbean and northern South America. Our

goals are conservation, research and environmental education. More

information can be found at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.pacuarereserve.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ccb5840a680824368309408d754750837%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637070733953302599&sdata=yOdzvfayDAUNBYuV7g6u%2FBn2ylIrhzzIJjrBCBANXRk%3D&reserved=0

*Job Summary:*

The field assistant (FA) is a long-term volunteer job whom supports the

work and data collection of the different investigations of Pacuare

Reserve: sea turtles, Agami heron, jaguars and monkeys, among others.

Field Assistants (FA) will be trained in sea turtle monitoring techniques

and the primary responsibilities will include leading night beach censuses,

conducting morning beach surveys, tagging sea turtles and collecting data,

relocating and excavating nests, train new volunteers, manage the database,

building and being in charge of the sea turtle hatcheries.

Monitoring activities are carried out along 6 km (3.7 miles) of nesting

beach. FA ́s will be in charge of leading visitors and/or groups of

students while on the beach, explaining the beach protocol and supervising

them on the process of data collection. FA ́s are expected to participate

in other activities carried out by the Reserve like personal research

projects, environmental education activities, talks and workshops with

students and visitors, beach cleaning, recycling projects, or other needs

of the station. FA ́s are expected to work 8-10 hours throughout the day

and/or night, often with little sleep. Beach censuses require walking on

soft sand and under the rain, therefore, a good physical condition is a

requirement for the FA position.

The position has a duration of three months with the possibility of

extending the period based on the execution of activities and performance.

The volunteer must choose one of three teams of assistants to participate

during the season.

*Qualifications:*

*Required:*

– Minimum age: 22 years.

– Graduates of or close to graduating in Natural Resources Management,

Biology, Environmental Science or a related field.

– Availability to work full dates, according to the chosen period

– Be bilingual in Spanish and English

– Being in good physical condition

– To be able to work actively in an atmosphere of variable sleep hours,

with day and night schedules

– Be proactive

– Experience of living with many people over long periods of time

– Experience teaching or sharing knowledge with other people

– Desires to live in a remote place and get the most out of the experience

*Preferred:*

· Previous experiences working with sea turtles

· Previous experience volunteering and living in Costa Rica, especially in

the Caribbean coast

· Previous Experience in environmental education

· Previous Experience with customer service

*Schedule and Location:*

There are three possible options to participate from February 20th to May

31th; from May 22th to August 15th; from August 10th to October 31th.

Pacuare Reserve, central Caribbean coast, Costa Rica.

The field assistant work is voluntary; approximately 4-6 hours are worked

on the beach and 2-3 hours during the day. The assistant has one night a

week to rest and a free day that can be accumulated to leave the Reserve

once a month. Rooms are shared, limited privacy and limited internet

connection.

*Compensation:*

FA Positions are voluntary and selected candidates are expected to plan and

finance their own travel to and from the Reserve, as well as travel

insurance. FAs will receive 3 meals a day and basic shared accommodations

for the duration of their time working for Pacuare Reserve.

*Please note*: A deposit of US$200 will be needed and will be reimbursed at

the end of the volunteer work.

*Questions can be directed to:*

Claudio Quesada-Rodríguez, claudio.quesada@ecologyproject.org

*For more information:*

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– Please read more information about the position in the following link (

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*To apply:*

– Applications must be submitted electronically (applications will be

reviewed when received).

– Please, complete the form and submit the requested information using the

link (

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)

*Claudio Quesada Rodríguez*

*Research and Conservation Coordinator*

*Pacuare Reserve – Costa Rica*

*Ecology Project International*

506.40002727 office | 506.85803736 cell phone

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Postdoc: UFlorida_Gainesville.PDForPhD.FungalSystematics

 PhD or Postdoc opportunity on bark&ambrosia beetles and fungi
> at the University of Florida Forest Entomology lab: systematics
> of the fungi, or molecular biology/genetics, or invasions. Fully
> funded, no prior experience with this system necessary. Details:
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fambrosiasymbiosis.org%2F2019%2F03%2Flooking-for-talent%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf044d601e5a04d53ebee08d75620c3eb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637072571034571712&sdata=ngx%2BntwfFloQrMUNLwqLsG3tjmcLDLX3lvc2Z2HCoaY%3D&reserved=0
>
>
> Jiri Hulcr, Associate Professor
> School of Forest Resources and Conservation
> University of Florida – Gainesville
> (+1) 517-256-1894
> Lab:
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> Tree health:
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>
> “Hulcr,Jiri” <hulcr@ufl.edu>
>

Graduate Position: UFlorida.AntGeneEvolution

 Interested in Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Social Evolution?
> Apply for Graduate School at the University of Florida (UF)
>
> The Yan Lab in the UF Biology is seeking graduate researchers to study
> how evolutionary expansion of receptor genes and diversity of sensory
> neurons in ants regulate their social communication and interaction
> with ecological environment, as well as how behavioral plasticity and
> reproductive longevity were evolved in eusocial insects.
>
> Information on Dr. Yan¢s research and articles
> can be found: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbiology.ufl.edu%2Fhua-yan%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cad8f7d3b85b54eeacd8708d75620a4ce%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637072570515238530&amp;sdata=4K2a3%2F4Md4%2BZ0%2BNq%2FZCUXrmwd3rnEyRkyF%2BfZojNxs8%3D&amp;reserved=0
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https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F25200663(Behavioral&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cad8f7d3b85b54eeacd8708d75620a4ce%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637072570515248523&amp;sdata=sHmSW31c9GRQymizPr87XOb5etmZLYzg51B7bsRhazQ%3D&amp;reserved=0 Epigenetics)
>
> Interested students are strongly recommended to apply for the graduate
> school at the University of Florida for Fall 2020. The deadline for
> applications to UF Biology is December 1. If you are interested, please
> contact me via email: hua.yan@ufl.edu More information can be found at
> the website: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbiology.ufl.edu%2Fgraduate%2Fapplication%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cad8f7d3b85b54eeacd8708d75620a4ce%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637072570515248523&amp;sdata=WkmSwOuEUq5cIHe%2FBfVfO3m5ElDe44qx57r0XQZxOLA%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Individuals
> from under-represented groups in STEM are particularly encouraged
> to apply.
>
>
> Hua Yan, Ph.D.
> Department of Biology,University of Florida
> 882 Newell Dr., 511 Carr Hall
PO Box 118525
> Gainesville, FL 32611
> Phone:352-273-4983
>
> “Yan,Hua” <hua.yan@ufl.edu>
>

Graduate Position: StonyBrookU.EvolutionaryBiol

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
>
> The Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution
> <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stonybrook.edu%2Fecoevo%2Findex.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cdfb1053e11474705d46e08d7561cfd9c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637072554824645277&amp;sdata=%2FbdXHBvoVFPk6ZOlNSPY4veVu7CHnypyssvwb0nMeGE%3D&amp;reserved=0>at Stony Brook University
> <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stonybrook.edu%2Fecoevo%2Findex.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cdfb1053e11474705d46e08d7561cfd9c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637072554824645277&amp;sdata=%2FbdXHBvoVFPk6ZOlNSPY4veVu7CHnypyssvwb0nMeGE%3D&amp;reserved=0> is recruiting doctoral and
> master’s level graduate students for Fall 2020.
>
> The department has a long and distinguished history, being one of the first
> of its kind.  It currently has a productive and diverse faculty working on
> broad array of questions involving microbes, plants, vertebrate and
> invertebrate animals and whole ecosystems. Field locales span the globe
> from the old and new world tropics to the Arctic and Antarctic polar
> regions, as well as the uplands, wetlands and coastal areas of Long Island
> and nearby New York City.  We offer research and educational opportunities
> through many other prestigious local institutions, such as the American
> Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor and Brookhaven National
> Laboratory.
>
> Upon admission, PhD students are guaranteed teaching assistantships upon
> acceptance, with additional support available through fellowships and
> research assistantships, as they become available. The deadlines for
> applications are Dec. 1, 2019 for the PhD program. Admissions to the MA
> program are rolling until April 15, 2020.
>
> Below is a listing of current local program faculty to whom questions can
> be directed. It is highly recommended that PhD applicants contact potential
> advisors before submitting your application.  For questions or assistance
> with the application process please e-mail our Graduate Program
> coordinator, Melissa Cohen melissa.j.cohen@stonybrook.edu.
>
> DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY
>
> H. Resit Akcakaya – Population and conservation ecology
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> Stephen B. Baines – Aquatic ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry
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> Liliana M. Dávalos – Vertebrate phylogenetics, biogeography and conservation
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> Jessica Gurevitch – Research synthesis, plant population and invasion
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> Jesse D. Hollister – Plant evolutionary genomics and epigenetics
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> Jeffrey S. Levinton – Marine ecology and paleobiology
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> Ross H. Nehm – Science education, evolution education, cognition
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> Dianna K. Padilla –  Marine and freshwater ecology, conservation and
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> Joshua Rest – Evolutionary genomics
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> Tara M. Smiley – Paleoecology and biogeography
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> Pascal Title – macroevolution and spatial macroecology
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> Robert W. Thacker- Systematics, phylogenetics, and ecology
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> John R. True – Evolutionary developmental biology
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> Krishna M. Veeramah – Primate comparative genomics
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> Natasha Vitek – Evolution and variation in vertebrate fossils
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> PROGRAM FACULTY IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS
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> Jackie Collier – Microbial ecology
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> Nolwenn M. Dheilly – Evolution of Host-Parasite Interactions
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> Andreas Koenig – Behavioral ecology of primates
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> David Q. Matus – Evolution of Cell Invasion
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> Janet Nye – Quantitative Fisheries Ecology
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> Alistair Rogers – Plant Physiology and Climate Change
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> Shawn P. Serbin – Plant Physiology and Remote Sensing
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> Jeroen B. Smaers – Brain Evolution, Phylogenetic Comparative Methodology,
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> Nils Volkenborn – Benthic Ecology and Sediment Biogeochemistry
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> Patricia Wright – Tropical Conservation and Primatology
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> —
> Stephen B Baines
> Assoc. Professor, Grad. Program Director,
> Dept.of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University
> Life Sciences Bldg 636/Lab 102, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245
> Phone (631) 632-1092/Fax (631)632-7626
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> Stephen Baines <stephen.baines@stonybrook.edu>
>

GeneticsGenomics.Scholars

The Genetics & Genomics Initiative is recruiting the first cohort of
> students for the Genetics & Genomics (GG) Scholars program (deadline:
> January 15th, 2020). The GG Scholars program prepares future scientists
> for cutting edge, interdisciplinary research across the life sciences
> andis built on the philosophy that the exploration of genes and genomes
> informs all fields of biology. The GG Scholars program is open to current
> and incoming PhD students. Throughout PhD training, GG Scholars are
> provided with an array of opportunities for development as scientists,
> including a world-classGGI Seminar Series, interactions withGGI Research
> Interest Groups, and a network of partnerships at the University and
> beyond to support careers in research, education, outreach, policy,
> and industry.
>
> Learn more about the program by visiting our website
> here(https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fggi.ncsu.edu%2Fgraduate-program%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C745ebb1cb4b443c0f36208d753e3e315%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637070110542749689&amp;sdata=N1ogzU%2B%2BazVXAcLWQ0TDmIilVLcpUb6V1NfUwWrz008%3D&amp;reserved=0) or in the attached
> flyer. There are 16 differentaffiliated PhD programs to the GG Scholars
> that students will complete their PhDs in. There are several pathways
> toapply to the GG Scholars program and new students will join this
> program either through an affiliated program or to the GG Scholars
> program itself. More details about the application process, links to
> the application, and application materials can be found on the web site
> and below.
>
> Please share this program with anyone who you think might benefit from
> an umbrella graduate training program in Genetics and Genomics. If you
> have any questions please direct them to Dr. Martha Burford Reiskind
> (mbreiski@ncsu.edu) or the program directly (gg_scholars@ncsu.edu)
>
> I have also attached a flyer.
>
> Overview of the application process to the GG Scholors program
>
>
>
> Martha Burford Reiskind, PhD
> Research Assistant Professor
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Director of the Genetics & Genomics Scholars Graduate program
> North Carolina State University
> Raleigh, NC 27695
>
> Phone: 919.515.3495
>
> Email: mbreiskiatncsu.eduor martha_reiskindatncsu.edu
> Lab website:http://burfordreiskind.com/
>
> Twitter: @MobReiskind
>
> Genetics & Genomics Scholars Contacts
> Website:https://ggi.ncsu.edu/graduate-program/
> Twitter: @NCStateGGIGrad
>
> Martha Burford Reiskind <mbreiski@ncsu.edu>
>

Winrock Job Opportunity – Ecosystem Services Analyst

Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services Unit is looking for an Ecosystem Services Analyst who is passionate about climate change, ecosystem services and international development to join our tight-knit, interdisciplinary team.

The Ecosystem Services Analyst contributes to the Ecosystem Services Unit’s global work in the sphere of ecosystem evaluation, carbon accounting, climate change mitigation and adaptation, REDD+, watershed management and environmental services. The Analyst is an early career position that reports to a Program Officer and works with other staff in the Unit to implement and manage Ecosystem Services’ project activities, carrying out and presenting scientific analyses, building capacity of local stakeholders and ensuring timely completion of tasks.

Job: Fish & Wildlife science communication and outreach

Title: Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist

Application Deadline: 11/04/2019

Req ID: 2959

Department: Fish & Wildlife

Location: Montpelier, VT

Position Type: Permanent

Pay Grade: 23

Schedule Type: Full Time

Full Job Details: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.vermont.gov%2Fjob%2FMontpelier-Fish-and-Wildlife-Information-Specialist-VT-05601%2F598714400%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8829dba3eade435ce4f608d753ac34e2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069871401756465&amp;sdata=%2F6zBxOA7HyrMJDUjDJ5H9E%2BS4Qgo8iN3Ayt2x6gXaJg%3D&amp;reserved=0

Overview

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is recruiting for a Fish and Wildlife Information Specialist position to provide media relations and outreach on all areas of fish and wildlife management. The position will be responsible for handling media and information requests, arranging logistics with media outlets, providing staff with support and training to deliver outreach to key audiences, managing information flow on social media,  creating content through photography, videography, and writings, and assisting with public meetings and special events.. The position will write press releases, take photos, respond to public information requests, and coordinate the production of select fish and wildlife publications and communication campaigns. The goal of this position is to assist the Education and Outreach, Fisheries, Law Enforcement and, in particular, the Wildlife Division in telling the story of what the Fish and Wildlife Department does, and how it improves the lives of Vermonters.

Core duties include:

*    Develops effective relationships with print and broadcast media personnel.

*    Assists the department’s divisions and staff on priority outreach needs through staff trainings, logistical and planning support, and drafting content.

*    Creates content requested by divisions on a range of fish, wildlife, and habitat topics through photography, videography, and writing.

*    Manages social media, using photos, videos and video editing software to produce multimedia in collaboration with staff across the department.

*    Produces timely and effective press releases and news pitches for print and other media.

*    Provides information on natural resources topics, including fish and wildlife management, for various audiences.

*    Prepares the annual hunting and fishing law digests, department calendar, and web content.

*    Writes and edits department publications such as nongame newsletter, annual habitat stamp reports, and annual wildlife management areas reports.

*    Participates in public presentations, develops PPT presentations, helps coordinate department events and provide media support and training for staff.

Desired skills/knowledge/competencies:

*    Considerable knowledge of fish and wildlife management principles.

*    Considerable knowledge of fish and wildlife species and habitats.

*    Considerable knowledge of conservation philosophy, concepts, and practices.

*    Working knowledge of fish and wildlife laws and regulations.

*    Working knowledge of hunting, fishing, and trapping techniques.

*    Working knowledge of photography, videography, and related software.

*    Considerable knowledge of writing and editing.

*    Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations and social media.

*    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree AND one (1) year at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.

OR

Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.

OR

High School Diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years at a professional level in a natural resources related field involving publications and information requests.

Forestry Technician Positions, Pacific Northwest Research Station, summer 2020

Due to a glitch in the application system, we are having to re-advertise our GS-05, temporary (1039 hour) forestry technician positions with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis program for the 2020 field season.  Please see the information below for application information for these positions.  Please share widely!

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Vacancy Announcement

USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station

Resource Monitoring & Assessment Program

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)

Forestry Technicians – Crew Members — GS-0462-05

General information:

This is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT from a previous announcement, due to a system error. PLEASE NOTE NEW APPLICATION DEADLINES. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THESE POSITIONS IN SEPTEMBER, YOU MUST RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.

The Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program is advertising to fill  several Forestry Technician positions at the, GS-0462-05 level.  These are temporary (1039 hour) seasonal positions with the PNW Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit, one of four FIA Units across the country that comprise the national Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.

We are advertising positions in all duty stations in California, Oregon, and Washington, with an anticipated start date of April – May of 2020.  Please know, we may not fill in all duty stations, as staffing needs for next season are still not known.  It is recommended that you apply to any duty station where you would be willing to accept a job.  These positions are being advertised now to fill vacancies for the 2020 field season.

– Interested applicants –

Forestry Technician (Crew Member) GS-0462-05

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Job Announcement: 20-TEMP1-PNW-253329-5DT-BR1

Control number: 548863900

Open dates for application: 10/17-10/30

For those interested, please apply via USAJobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.usajobs.gov&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8829dba3eade435ce4f608d753ac34e2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069871401776452&amp;sdata=TWRPDeZ5Vy42dAw1MQHh4pfmpbhaQVsQvl%2FjwnY8nHs%3D&amp;reserved=0) prior to the closing date.  For your application, you may use a resume or any other written format you choose.  Regardless of the format used, your application must contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and specialized experience required for this position.  The specialized experience can be found in the “Qualifications” section of the vacancy announcement.  All supporting documentation (including transcripts if using education as an element of basic qualification) must be uploaded as part of the application packet. The Required documents section in the job announcement will list any required documents.

Attached to this e-mail  you will find tips for applicants applying for FS positions. If you have technical questions related to completing the application please contact ASC-HRM at 877-372-7248 (option 2).

For questions related to position roles and responsibilities you can contact Katie Rigsby at kathryn.a.rigsby@usda.gov  , 503-808-3131 or Michelle Gerdes at michelle.a.gerdes@usda.gov, 503-808-2191.

Thank you!

BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER 2020

10-week (June to mid-August) internships are available for undergraduate students and recent graduates to study forest health and plant community ecology of the unique pine barrens ecosystem of Long Island in New York State. Interns will be based at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, and they will have an opportunity to interact with researchers from BNL and State University of New York (SUNY-ESF) as members of research teams resurveying long-term Forest Health Monitoring plots established in 2005/2006 across Long Island. Interns will learn plant identification and field methods in monitoring forest vegetation and they will develop their own research projects on various aspects of forest change (e.g., tree regeneration or mortality, understory plant communities) that will include data collection, data analysis, and reporting results. A weekly stipend ($500 per week) and appropriate guidance and training will be provided. Free dormitory housing is available for students who live > 50 miles from BNL. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2020, but submitting the applications by December 16, 2019 is strongly encouraged. Additional information about the project, eligibility, and the application process is here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esf.edu%2Fefb%2Fdovciak%2FPDFs%2FSULI%2520Internships-Summer2020.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8829dba3eade435ce4f608d753ac34e2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069871401786446&amp;sdata=esSH6GfW%2BT7mjxgRCaMIZtNhPEn371b%2BHxX6ledt3M8%3D&amp;reserved=0

Job: Coastal Ecosystems Data Technician at Smithsonian Environmental

The Coastal Carbon Network and MarineGeo at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center are looking for a Coastal Ecosystems Data Technician. This is a great job for recent graduates, especially those who have some experience in R or Python. Please visit our website, or read the full post below for more information. We would really appreciate it if you could forward this to qualified candidates and encourage them to apply before Nov. 1st.

Thanks!

James Holmquist

Ecologist

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

(443) 482-2267

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Coastal Ecosystems Data Technician

Application Period: October 16 to November 1, 2019

Pay: $37,955-$47,016 depending on experience

Contract Period: 1-year subject to renewal depending on performance and funding

                Coastal ecosystems support specialized plant, microbe and animal species that collectively form some of the Earth’s most productive and diverse ecosystems. Tidal marshes, mangrove swamps, and seagrass meadows remove large amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and bury it in soils for centuries to millennia. Coral and oyster reefs buffer our coastlines from storm damage and provide critical habitat for fisheries. The biodiversity found in all these coastal ecosystems is central to their healthy functioning, yet they are under severe pressure from human activity which threatens to diminish the many benefits they provide.

The Data Technician will work with two related programs based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC): the Coastal Carbon Network (CCN) and the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO). The goal of the CCN is to accelerate the pace of discovery in coastal carbon science by serving a community of researchers and practitioners with data, tools and synthesis opportunities. MarineGEO is a Smithsonian-led, global network of partners using a standard toolkit of observations and coordinated experiments to understand changing nearshore marine ecosystems in the age of humans. For both programs, the technician will support the major data analysis and sharing goals. Duties will include handling data submissions from outside researchers, completing literature reviews, building databases, web interfaces, and online tools, providing technical support during collaborative science meetings, and contributing to the overall scientific quality of the operation. The technician will work with Research Scientists James Holmquist and Pat Megonigal on CCN and Director Emmett Duffy and Coordinating Scientist Jon Lefcheck on MarineGEO.

This position requires a BS in ecology, environmental science, geography, computer science or a related discipline, and some coding experience in programs such as R or Python. The ideal candidate would have experience using GitHub to facilitate collaboration, proven experience with managing large or complex datasets, and familiarity with the science of coastal ecology, carbon cycling, biodiversity, climate change, or wetland research issues. Exemplary candidates will have one or more of the following: HTML and Web Design skills, experience with R-Shiny design, experience with producing field and lab data, and GIS proficiency.

As a single PDF, please send a brief cover letter outlining how you meet the required qualifications, a resume, and the names of three references to CoastalCarbon@si.edu by November 1, 2019.

SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. The main campus is a 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater Maryland. Facilities include the Global Change Research Wetland, the site of the known longest running ecological manipulation experiment. Nearby cities include historic Annapolis, Maryland’s capital, and D.C. The technician will be hired as a ‘Trust Employee’ through Smithsonian’s non-profit wing. This will entitle them to health, vision, dental, and other benefits.

Job: Field Instructor with Round River Conservation Studies in Patagonia

Round River Conservation Studies is seeking enthusiastic Student Program Instructors/Leaders for our Spring 2020 Program in Chilean Patagonia

Round River is a non-profit organization focusing on large landscape conservation. We work closely with local communities and indigenous groups while integrating undergraduate students into our field research to gain experience on actual conservation projects and earn college credit.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in one PDF document to both:

Doug Milek, Programs Director (dougmilek@roundriver.org)

Elizabeth Brunner, Programs Coordinator (elizabeth@roundriver.org)

Program instructor/leader position

Description:

-Schedule and lead program activities, including academics and biological field research

-Manage all logistics and safety, including driving and maintaining program vehicles

-Collaborate with local partners and senior RRCS staff to conduct research

-Teach undergraduate courses including: Applied Conservation Biology, Biological Field Methods, Applied Ecology, and Natural History

-Facilitate group discussions

-Encourage students’ understanding of complex conservation issues in the context of the local region.

Student group size is typically 8-10 students (ranging in ages from 19-23). All instructors will work closely with our Patagonia Program Manager.

This position can present unique learning experiences, as well as challenges. Because this is a live-in position, leaders must be available and approachable to students at all times, and there is little down time.

Qualifications:

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the student programs, successful applicants must have well-rounded experience in education, field research, and community conservation and/or outreach.

The following qualifications are required:

-MSc in a natural science or a related field (please do not apply if you do not possess at least a completed graduate degree by January 2020)

-At least two years of field experience (international experience preferred)

-Teaching experience at an undergraduate level

-Experience leading field-based student programs or research crews

-Demonstrated ability to design field research studies and/or community projects

-Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification

-Prefer previous experience traveling or living in program location

-Spanish proficiency (fluency preferred)

-Proficiency driving a 4WD vehicle with manual transmission

-Ability to think on your feet, plan ahead, and problem solve in the field with limited resources or support from senior staff

-Great interpersonal skills, high energy levels, and lots of patience

Dates:

January – May 2019.  Exact dates will be determined upon hiring. Preferred candidates will be able to commit to further employment.

Benefits of working with Round River Conservation Studies:

-Competitive salary and benefits

-Health Insurance Reimbursement Plan

-Room and Board

-Roundtrip Airfare to program location

-Evacuation insurance

-Contributions to local communities and coordinated conservation efforts

-Mentoring life-changing experiences for conservation’s next generation

Lab Manager position in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison

We are seeking an outstanding applicant with a bachelor’s or master’s degree (or a current student who will graduate in December 2019) in an ecological or natural resource discipline for a full-time position in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison. The employee will be supervised by Professor Jonathan Pauli (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flabs.russell.wisc.edu%2Fpauli%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C69d91a66548b4ccc3e4208d752e2e2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069006754745782&amp;sdata=lR%2B1VN8f2tycqCpSC7EUNPg8deFdoLqKQFTPJBiE30Q%3D&amp;reserved=0), and will be working on several collaborative projects. Primary duties will focus on maintaining a national database of winter mammal observations and serving as a liaison to collaborating resource agencies. This will require coordinating and communicating with multiple natural agencies across the country. Other duties will include preparation of samples for isotopic and genetic analyses and some administrative work.

Applicants should have strong organization skills, be detail-oriented, and excel at written communication. Applicants with previous experience in database management, laboratory skills (especially with isotopes or genetics), and working with natural resource agencies will be given priority.

To be considered for this position, please send a current CV and cover letter outlining relevant experience and contact information for three professional references (name, email, phone, address) as either a PDF or MS Word file to jmarchman@wisc.edu “Research Position” in the subject line. Applications submitted by November 15, 2019 will be given full consideration.

This position will start in December 15, 2019 and be 12 months in duration with the potential to extend based on performance. It will have an annual salary of $30,000. Health care is included.

For more information, contact:

Jake Marchman (jmarchman@wisc.edu)

Laboratory Manager, Pauli Lab

Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Madison, WI 53706

BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER 2020

Study forests of Long Island Pine Barrens at the nation’s premier research facility — the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Forests of Long Island Central Pine Barrens provide important habitats for rare species, clean water, coastal protection, and recreational opportunities in a densely populated region. However, invasions by non-native species and changing climate and land-use affect forest ecosystem health and biodiversity, potentially leading to the demise of native pitch pine and oak. Are open pine barren ecosystems slowly transitioning to open shrublands or ecosystems dominated by non-native invaders? Can these changes be moderated by careful forest management? To answer these questions, join the Dovciak research group at SUNY-ESF and BNL in the summer of 2020.

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: At Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, interns will interact with SUNY-ESF and BNL researchers as members of research teams resurveying long-term Forest Health Monitoring plots established in 2005/2006 across Long Island. During this 10-week internship (June to mid-August) interns will learn plant identification and field methods in monitoring forest vegetation as they develop their own research projects on various aspects of forest change (e.g., tree regeneration or mortality, change in understory plant communities) that will include data collection, data analysis, and reporting results. A weekly stipend ($500/week) and training will be provided. Free dormitory housing is available for students who live > 50 miles from BNL. SUNY-ESF students can register for internship credit via EFB 420 and additional research experience can be pursued via EFB 298, EFB 498, or as an honors thesis.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 Highly motivated undergraduate student (current sophomore or

higher) OR recent graduate (with degree received after June 1, 2018)

 Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0

 Physical ability to work in the field effectively in inclement weather

(heat or rain) and for long periods of time (>40 hrs./week when needed)

 Background in botany, dendrology, ecology, forestry, or related

 Basic vascular plant identification skills or willingness to learn

 Excels in working independently AND with others

 Enthusiasm for field data collection; ability to follow protocols

 Excellent time management and interpersonal skills

 Attention to detail in recording and entering data

 Experience with GPS, statistical software, and field sampling desirable

See the full eligibility requirements here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscience.osti.gov%2Fwdts%2Fsuli%2FEligibility&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C69d91a66548b4ccc3e4208d752e2e2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069006754705806&amp;sdata=K0Ld1WWkTC3sVOWZhbvKEJdEjthFk%2Bs3q%2B3Lg07a5YU%3D&amp;reserved=0

TO APPLY: The application requires (1) essay summarizing educational goals and qualifications, (2) official transcripts from academic institutions, and (3) at least two recommendation letters. Apply online by January 9, 2020 via the Department of Energy-SULI program website (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapps.orau.gov%2Fsuli%2FAccount%2FLogin&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C69d91a66548b4ccc3e4208d752e2e2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069006754705806&amp;sdata=ly18J1Q%2FLBKsv1aGWxBVSB%2FnUtSn4XO99na4%2BVCUF1g%3D&amp;reserved=0). Applications before December 16 are strongly encouraged. When filling out the application, select Brookhaven National Laboratory AND biology or environmental science as the research area. See application details here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fscience.energy.gov%2Fwdts%2Fsuli%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C69d91a66548b4ccc3e4208d752e2e2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069006754715797&amp;sdata=kRw1v82E2hXbmGgw5xE23tuJa586d5pCiWZC7jaTL%2B4%3D&amp;reserved=0 Contact your references early!

BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING

INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER 2020

CONTACT: Joanna Lumbsden-Pinto (foresthealthmonitoring@gmail.com) or Dr. Martin Dovciak (mdovciak@esf.edu). Early inquiries are encouraged. Once the application is submitted online, send us an e-mail to initiate the review.

Graduate position: CentralMichigan.CichlidEvolution

Graduate student (1 M.S.) position available in cichlid behavior
> and evolution in Dr. Dijkstra¢s lab at Central Michigan University
> starting Fall 2020. Our current projects combine behavioral experiments
> and physiological measurements to study the cost of social dominance
> and reproduction in cichlid fish. Interested candidates should contact
> Dr. Peter Dijkstra (dijks1p@cmich.edu)<mailto:dijks1p@cmich.edu)>. More
> for details and application instructions:
>
>
>
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsite%2Fpeterdijkstrausnl%2Fprospective-students&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C38edf100c6cb4e41c42008d752f89b1a%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637069100024015662&amp;sdata=bI1cBRMQarjFFnh%2F2%2FBfnxH2itCPlFXo9lhvyQDhAhk%3D&amp;reserved=0
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>
>
> Review of applicants will start Nov 15, 2019.
>
>
> “Dijkstra, Peter Douwe” <dijks1p@cmich.edu>
>

Turtle Conservation Research Associate

American Turtle Observatory (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Famericanturtles.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C465f213edc3146bcac5508d75219a6ca%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637068142449346208&amp;sdata=hY3aXG3QVfBX5xh1ObT0gZgvbB7XohR3YkSlRJENYV4%3D&amp;reserved=0), a non-profit organization focused on the conservation of North American freshwater turtles, is seeking a contract biologist to coordinate and supervise elements of regional conservation research and planning initiatives for Spotted and Blanding’s Turtles in the eastern US. The contract will involve primarily office (analytical and administrative) work and some field responsibilities and will begin ~Dec. 1, 2019 and run for approximately 15 months (start and end dates are negotiable). Responsibilities will include careful management of sensitive data; spatial and quantitative data analysis including distribution, occupancy, and population modeling; coordinating conference calls for regional projects; preparing reports and technical papers; preparing outreach/technical assistance materials; and working collaboratively with biologists from ATO, Antioch University, UMass Amherst, and state and federal wildlife agencies. Field responsibilities may involve visual encounter surveys, trapping, and telemetry for Spotted and Blanding’s Turtles; entering and proofing field data; and following decontamination procedures to minimize the spread of pathogens. All data collected and shared under this position will be protected by data-sharing agreements with ATO and various state agencies, and cannot be retained by the biologist after the end of the contract. The biologist must adhere to all state and federal environmental laws in the course of their employment.

Qualifications

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field relevant, a graduate degree is preferred. Desired qualifications include extensive experience with capture-recapture and occupancy-based quantitative models, habitat modeling and conservation area planning, R, ArcGIS and GoogleEarth, and ecological experience with Spotted and Blanding’s Turtles. Applicants should be enthusiastic, collaborative problem-solvers and be ready to independently prioritize research-related decisions based upon a strong grasp of project objectives.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references as a single Word or PDF document to: lisabeth.willey@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019.

Aquatic Ecology Technician

The Mott Lab at Eastern Kentucky University (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.mottlab.weebly.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C465f213edc3146bcac5508d75219a6ca%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637068142449351191&amp;sdata=FaPIMxhHO3Iq7ojVm6enFWhhs%2BYVQDKFlZmp7C2IR1w%3D&amp;reserved=0) invites applications for one (1) full-time, temporary aquatic ecology technician to support research on the impacts of predator size variation on fishless pond communities.  This position is available immediately and will last for 6 months or until May 31st, 2019, whichever comes first based on date of hire.

Job Requirements: The Aquatic Ecology Research Technician will assist Dr. Cy Mott (Eastern Kentucky University) in managing a NSF-funded collaborative project with Dr. Howard Whiteman (Murray State University) involving the investigation of salamander predator size variation impacts on aquatic invertebrate communities. Duties will include assisting the PI, graduate and/or undergraduate students in experimental design, collecting amphibian, aquatic macroinvertebrate, zooplankton, and primary producer data, entering and quality-checking data, performing data analyses, and report writing. The Technician will also be responsible for maintaining paperwork related to the project, including but not limited to, expenditure transfer forms, undergraduate student time sheets, data sheets, and/or budget revisions

Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for the position, applicants must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, or a related field, although a Master’s Degree is highly preferred. Demonstrated previous experience with aquatics research is required, specifically the processing and identification of aquatic macoinvertebrate and zooplankton samples.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with field and/or lab experience in freshwater ecology are especially encouraged to apply, as are applicants with a working knowledge of the R statistical environment.  Previous leadership experience with undergraduate students is also desirable.

Terms: 6-months, 37.5 hours/week, $15/hour

To Apply: Upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Cy Mott, Eastern Kentucky University, using the EKU Human Resources job posting link for “Aquatic Ecology Research Technician”: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.eku.edu%2Fpostings%2F12440&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C465f213edc3146bcac5508d75219a6ca%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637068142449356180&amp;sdata=WJgofz9rFpKO%2BEW7%2B%2BEOdiXrxTVlEKWJbh0pyUi7LIs%3D&amp;reserved=0.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Cy Mott at cy.mott@eku.edu.  The position is available immediately, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

Graduate position: UUtah.HostParasiteCoevolution

Graduate positions: Host-parasite coevolutionary ecology
> Clayton-Bush Lab, School of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Utah
>
> We are seeking two highly motivated Ph.D. students interested in the
> evolutionary ecology of bird-parasite systems.  Projects in our lab
> focus on host-parasite coadaptation and diversification.  Most work
> involves birds, their external parasites, and the symbiotic bacteria in
> those parasites.  We integrate systematics, ecology, population genetics,
> experimental evolution, genomics, functional morphology, animal behavior,
> and conservation biology.  Our projects use captive birds in the lab,
> as well as fieldwork at home and abroad, most recently in the Galapagos
> and southern Bahamas.  For more details concerning these projects see
> our lab website: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdarwin.biology.utah.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cae2e5f9bc3094324887208d752382815%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637068273452769708&amp;sdata=fNxMcJPsiojwnTcuHors0f9i6T4KLxfZDkL9RDWPbxo%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Positions will likely be available starting August 2020. Students in
> our lab are supported through a combination of fellowships, research
> assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Support is offered for five
> years, contingent upon reasonable performance.
>
> Former PhD. students from our lab have strong track records.
> They have obtained positions at academic institutions
> ranging from R1 universities to small colleges and industry:
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdarwin.biology.utah.edu%2FPeopleCB_LabX.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cae2e5f9bc3094324887208d752382815%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637068273452769708&amp;sdata=Ob4MWBRt7Oe521QIE5AG3XIy1f51LR7oWZ7zqLfrmDs%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> For information about the School of Biological Sciences at the University
> of Utah please visit https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.biology.utah.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cae2e5f9bc3094324887208d752382815%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637068273452769708&amp;sdata=h0eVccLAsH3M0BVmyiaODHSyLvC%2BDh1yNDMyntQPflk%3D&amp;reserved=0  We are located in Salt Lake
> City, one of the most desirable places to live in the United States
> (particularly if you like hiking/camping in warmer months, and skiing
> in colder months).  Students interested in our lab should apply through
> the School of Biological Sciences grad program in Ecology, Evolution
> and Organismal Biology.  Admission requirements and applications are
> available here:  https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.biology.utah.edu%2Fgraduate%2Feeob%2Fphd.php&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cae2e5f9bc3094324887208d752382815%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637068273452769708&amp;sdata=%2BLBfuZyQBgEWGhIMmyMqakSj6Kntbc2t5F6i1YOll9k%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Application deadline is January 3rd, 2020.  We are happy to chat with
> potential applicants by Skype.  But please start with an email inquiry
> to one or both of us:
>
> Dr. Dale H. Clayton (clayton@biology.utah.edu)
> Dr. Sarah E. Bush (bush@biology.utah.edu)

>
> bush@biology.utah.edu
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Population/landscape genetics position w/ USGS in Flagstaff, AZ

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ is seeking a recent graduate (i.e., who earned a degree within the last 12 months) to assist with population genetic, landscape genetic, and climate related research projects. The projects involve western U.S. plant species that are either rare/threatened/endangered or commonly used for restoration. Research questions revolve around recent and historical demographic trends, population structure/phylogeography, inferences of putative adaptation to regional environmental gradients, taxonomy, climatic factors influencing restoration success, etc. Many of the data are in hand and the candidate will immediately contribute to all stages of project development/execution. The candidate will predominantly work in the laboratory and office, but some field work is anticipated. This position is open to U.S. citizens and is funded for 12 months – extensions are dependent upon future funding. The pay rate will be $26.51/hour (taxes are not taken out and will have to be managed by the candidate). Due to the nature of the position, benefits are not available. The candidate must pass a federal background check, a pre-employment physical, and have a clean driving record.

Expectations:

–       Authorship/co-authorship on multiple peer-reviewed publications

–       Work well in a collaborative setting

–       Consistent and excellent attention to detail

–       Work in Flagstaff, AZ and start approximately 4-6 weeks after selection

Minimum qualifications:

–       Master’s degree

–       Experience constructing next-generation sequencing libraries

–       Programming and data analysis skills in R

–       Ability to manage/work with big data (genetic and climate)

–       Experience with genetics pipelines/analyses applicable to SNPs, for example: Stacks, ipyrad, structure (or similar), PCA and sPCA, fastsimcoal2, LFMM, Procrustes, etc.

–       Excellent writing skills

–       Ability/willingness to conduct field work under harsh conditions in remote areas

Desired qualifications:

–       Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals

–       Experience constructing species distribution models using current methodologies

–       Knowledge of southwestern U.S. plant communities and natural history

–       Experience with other programming/scripting languages (Python, Perl, C++, shell, etc.)

–       Experience working on the terminal to run programs, including on remote high-performance computing clusters (managed by slurm)

If interested, please submit a cover letter and CV (including contact information for three references) to Rob Massatti (rmassatti@usgs.gov). This position is open until filled.

REU – Evolutionary Sciences, University of Iowa

Please share with undergraduates who would stand to benefit from research experiences in areas related to evolution, including anthropology and paleontology. Students from underrepresented minority groups and/or who have limited research opportunities at their home institution are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Iowa is offering ten NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities during the summer of 2020. Research projects span a range of topics, including evolution of behavior, origin of species, cancer evolution, evolution of sex, evo-devo, and paleontology. REU students work on one project, but through interactions with their cohort ultimately receive a broad exposure to evolutionary science. As part of the program, students: receive training in research best practices, participate in career workshops, create a digital exhibit based on their research for the University of Iowa Natural History Museum, and make formal research presentations based on their work. Free housing, a meal allowance, a $6000 stipend, and a travel allowance will be provided to all participants.

The REU program website and application form can be found here:

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If you have questions, contact Andrew Forbes (andrew-forbes@uiowa.edu) or Maurine Neiman (maurine-neiman@uiowa.edu).

WHRC seeks Research Assistant – Arctic

WOODS HOLE RESEARCH CENTER

Research Assistant – Arctic

SUMMARY:  The Woods Hole Research Center seeks a Research Assistant to support several projects related to carbon cycling, landscape disturbances, and vegetation dynamics in the Arctic. The successful candidate will use remote sensing, geospatial data, and modeling techniques to investigate ongoing changes in the Arctic, including gas emission craters in the Siberian Arctic, changing fluxes of CO2, and boreal forest demographics and disturbances. This position requires expertise in advanced statistical techniques and working with geospatial data. Previous experience working in the Arctic is highly preferred.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Process and analyze high to moderate-resolution satellite imagery and derived geospatial data in a cloud-based analytical platform.

Develop statistical models for multivariate change detection analyses to identify landscape changes associated with abrupt landscape disturbance.

Analyze Earth System Model output.

Work independently and coordinate with project leads and collaborators.

Work in a highly collaborative environment to analyze, synthesize, and present results.

Manage project data and oversee data archiving.

Qualifications and Experience

MS in Earth System Science, Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, or a related discipline.

Experience with remote sensing data and advanced statistical techniques, including modeling of large data sets.

Experience with script writing and programming, including environments such as Python and R.

Experience with Google Cloud Platform, including SAAS products such as Google Earth Engine.

Experience in desktop GIS.

Strong organizational, analytic, and written and oral communication skills.

Ability and willingness to learn new technical skills as needed.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a constantly evolving environment.

Understanding of Arctic system processes and experience in Arctic research, including synthesis, field, and remote sensing-based research.

Application deadline: November 15, 2019

Desired Start Date: January, 2020 or sooner

Salary Range: $48,000 to $54,000, depending on experience. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. WHRC offers a very generous benefits package.

Appointment: This is a two-year appointment with the potential to extend dependent upon funding.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and referencing Research Assistant Job # RNRA19 curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@whrc.org. Please type RNRA19 in the subject line.

The Woods Hole Research Center is an independent, nonprofit institute focused on environmental science, policy, and education. WHRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Year-Long NEPA Position in Death Valley National Park $21.00/hour

Please post the below opportunity to the EEB website:

*To learn more and apply please follow the link below: *

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*Description: *

Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Death Valley

National Park (DEVA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an (1) NEPA

Compliance Research Associate (RA) to join our program and assist the

Park’s Resource Management Division with the completion of project planning

and compliance associated with the National Environmental Policy Act

(NEPA). DEVA manages a large volume of historical preservation, routine and

deferred maintenance, new construction, and research activities all of

which require compliance with NEPA. The RA will assist with review of NEPA

documents, developing guidelines, procedures and instructions for the

program; and researching and tracking recent applicable legal decisions,

regulations, and policy guidance. Familiarity with section 106 of the

National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) process desired. Strong

communication skills are imperative as the RA must be approachable and work

well in both team and individual work environments.  This position with

involve field work, data processing, as well as document writing and

review.

*Compensation: *

– Rate of pay: $21.35/hour

– Health Insurance

– Paid personal leave and holidays

*Technical Requirements:*

– Degree in Natural Resource Management, Recreation Management or related

field, Master’s degree desirable;

– Field experiences related to botany, wildlife, natural resource or

recreation management;

– Experience in supporting NEPA process and documentation required;

– Understanding the Section 106 process;

– Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data

collection, inventory, recording, and monitoring protocols;

– Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that

is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff (GBI or NPS);

– Experience preparing, reviewing and writing reports;

– Ability to utilize ArcGIS software to build maps, organize and manage

data, and manipulate data layers;

– Experience operating hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and

electronic field data collection; experience post-processing field data, a

plus;

– Read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass;

– Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to

safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;

– Ability to work productively and cooperatively as part of a team focused

on accomplishing mutual goals and communicate effectively, both written and

orally, with a diverse audience;

– Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans

and schedules;

– Possess good organizational skills and be detail oriented; and

– Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, camp in the

backcountry for consecutive days, work in all types of weather conditions,

traverse uneven terrain, carry a heavy pack in excess of 35-45 lbs, and be

in overall good physical condition; prior experience working in the desert

southwest, or similar desert climates, desirable.

Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI)

Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources

indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed

prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI,

please let us know in your application.

*To learn more and apply please follow the link below: *

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Environmental Scientist III (TMDL) at Kentucky Division of Water

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet presents an opportunity for you to make a difference in the protecting the waters of Kentucky in a fast paced, exciting, and collaborative environment. The Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Water’s mission is to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.

Currently the Division of Water seeks a candidate with experience and skill working with water quality monitoring data and databases, summarizing and communicating complex sets of data, and using data to answer questions related to managing water resources.

The Environmental Scientist III of the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Program Support section (Standards and Data Management) is a professional level position that allows the incumbent to work across organizational lines, with the public and with the regulated community providing technical, scientific assistance on TMDLs and other water quality restoration programs, water quality assessments, water quality standards, and the management and communication of water quality data.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assist with maintenance of data management systems for water quality monitoring and assessments

Assist with data analysis, data visualization, and data communication

Assist with water quality assessments

Assist with QAQC (Quality assurance/Quality control) review of water quality monitoring data and water quality assessments

Assist with data preparation to support water quality modeling and TMDL development

The Division of Water offers flexibility in work schedules, responsibilities both in and away from the office, an opportunity to network with a wide range of professionals within and outside the agency.

If you are interested in a rewarding career with the Division of Water we would love to review your application.

Minimum Requirements:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a natural, biological or physical science OR Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 20 semester hours in a natural, biological or physical science.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Three years of experience in natural resources, environmental control, or a related area.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate study in a natural, biological, or physical science will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Experience in natural resources, environmental control, engineering, or a related area will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE

For more information and to apply, please visit the following link:

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Environmental Scientist III (TMDL) at Kentucky Division of Water

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet presents an opportunity for you to make a difference in the protecting the waters of Kentucky in a fast paced, exciting, and collaborative environment. The Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Water’s mission is to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.

Currently the Division of Water seeks a candidate with experience and skill working with water quality monitoring data and databases, summarizing and communicating complex sets of data, and using data to answer questions related to managing water resources.

The Environmental Scientist III of the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Program Support section (Standards and Data Management) is a professional level position that allows the incumbent to work across organizational lines, with the public and with the regulated community providing technical, scientific assistance on TMDLs and other water quality restoration programs, water quality assessments, water quality standards, and the management and communication of water quality data.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assist with maintenance of data management systems for water quality monitoring and assessments

Assist with data analysis, data visualization, and data communication

Assist with water quality assessments

Assist with QAQC (Quality assurance/Quality control) review of water quality monitoring data and water quality assessments

Assist with data preparation to support water quality modeling and TMDL development

The Division of Water offers flexibility in work schedules, responsibilities both in and away from the office, an opportunity to network with a wide range of professionals within and outside the agency.

If you are interested in a rewarding career with the Division of Water we would love to review your application.

Minimum Requirements:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a natural, biological or physical science OR Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 20 semester hours in a natural, biological or physical science.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Three years of experience in natural resources, environmental control, or a related area.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate study in a natural, biological, or physical science will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Experience in natural resources, environmental control, engineering, or a related area will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE

For more information and to apply, please visit the following link:

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Graduate position: UKentucky.EvolutionInsectPests

Graduate Assistantships in Urban Entomology
>
> Location:
> Department of Entomology
> University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
>
> Contact:
> Zachary DeVries
> Email: zdevries@uky.edu
> Office: 919-515-1820
> Web: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdevrieslab.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C95a8f5b8b7944d9f762308d74cb8bf89%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637062228676985975&amp;sdata=kPDiwAMsp0o94coDEo5NpHUmM1m%2BFGKnDvDvFrTzec0%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Position Description: The DeVries Lab (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdevrieslab.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C95a8f5b8b7944d9f762308d74cb8bf89%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637062228676985975&amp;sdata=kPDiwAMsp0o94coDEo5NpHUmM1m%2BFGKnDvDvFrTzec0%3D&amp;reserved=0)
> at the University of Kentucky is recruiting both M.S. and Ph.D. students
> with a focus in urban entomology.  Defined broadly, urban entomology
> encompasses a multitude of topics relating to pests found indoors and
> around structures.  Potential research topics could include (but are
> not limited to) urban pest management (IPM, baiting, novel strategies),
> behavior (cockroach foraging, bed bug host attraction), evolution
> (incipient speciation, indoor adaptations), physiology (metabolism,
> respiration, insecticide resistance), and health risks associated
> with urban pests (cockroach allergens, bed bug histamines). Successful
> applicants will be highly-motivated individuals who can work independently
> while also benefiting from working as part of a collaborative team.
> Successful applicants will have good organizational skills (communication,
> planning, etc.), research experience (project design, data collection,
> data analysis, reporting results), and a passion for improving urban
> pest management and mitigating associated health risks.
>
> UK Department of Entomology: The UK Entomology Department
> (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fentomology.ca.uky.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C95a8f5b8b7944d9f762308d74cb8bf89%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637062228676985975&amp;sdata=uhrm5YU0kLa9Zv5zQ3DRQCsJcIHjF7ZdeTpgTscj%2BxQ%3D&amp;reserved=0) is comprised of over 20 faculty with
> expertise in numerous disciplines.  The faculty, staff, and students are
> extremely energetic and passionate about their work, which is reflected
> in our department being consistently ranked as one of the most productive
> programs at the University of Kentucky. Students from our department have
> gone on to have successful careers in a variety of sectors, including
> academia, industry, and the government.
>
> Life in Lexington: Lexington is a vibrant city that maintains a collegiate
> atmosphere.  Ranked #29 in the US News and World Report Best Places to
> Live (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Frealestate.usnews.com%2Fplaces%2Frankings%2Fbest-places-to-live&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C95a8f5b8b7944d9f762308d74cb8bf89%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637062228676995965&amp;sdata=tYP3OkxDKgRWfrTp1tT6DhTkH%2Bze2pgQjnkj%2FF7dIfo%3D&amp;reserved=0),
> Lexington boasts a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, and is
> close to some wonderful hiking trails (1 hour to the Red River Gorge).
> Also, due to its central location, travel (driving and flying) to and
> from Lexington is both easy and convenient.
>
> Start Date and Compensation: The successful applicant will start
> any time between January and August 2020, as mutually agreed upon.
> The assistantship includes a competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and
> health coverage.
>
> Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit the following
> to Zachary DeVries via email (zdevries@uky.edu):
> 1.    Cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and
>      career goals
> 2.    CV (including GPA and GRE scores, if taken)
> 3.    Unofficial transcript(s)
> 4.    Name and contact information for three references
>
> Successful applicants will also be required to apply to the University
> of Kentucky Graduate School, but this can be delayed until a later date.
>
> Zachary DeVries <zdevries@gmail.com>
>

Job Posting: Quantitative Biologist, USGS Leetown Science Center

The U.S. Geological Survey Leetown Science Center is seeking applicants for

a quantitative biologist to work with a research team on adaptive

management and species assessment projects. One project will be in

collaboration with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC)

to update the adaptive resource management (ARM) framework for harvest

management of horseshoe crabs while recovering red knot, a federally

threatened species. Updating the ARM framework will focus on 1)

incorporating a catch survey model for estimation and projection of

horseshoe crab abundance into the decision model and 2) converting the

optimization software from ASDP code into MDPsolve, a MATLAB program. The

other project will be in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service (USFWS) to develop models and analyses to estimate species current

condition and forecast future condition for endangered species

determinations. The species to be assessed will be identified in

consultation with USFWS.

Qualifications include an MS in biology (or similar field), strong

quantitative skills, broad ecological modeling experience, solid

programming experience, and excellent oral and written communication

skills.  Background in assessment of imperiled and at-risk species, GIS

experience, and a demonstrated record of scientific productivity are

desirable.

To express interest in this position, please send a cover letter and CV to

Dave Smith drsmith@usgs.gov or Dan Fitzgerald dbfitzgerald@usgs.gov.

Graduate position: PurdueU.EvolutionaryEcology

We are actively seeking two graduate students to join the lab in 2020
> (applications due December 7, 2019). If interested, please contact Mark
> Christie directly (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fchristielab.bio.purdue.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ccbae2cc60804401c841b08d74be6535b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637061324921667207&amp;sdata=TVjVFhxkl7ddQ3%2BFceNg6qXged0k%2BDo%2FrJOwddOKQqM%3D&amp;reserved=0). Formal descriptions
> follow below:
>
> Position 1:
> One PhD position is available in the Christie Lab at Purdue University for
> highly-motivated candidates interested in rapid evolution, genetic
> adaptation, conservation and population genetics.
>
> Potential projects include: (1) Examining the rapid genetic adaptation of
> introduced fishes into the Great Lakes, (2) Identifying the genetic and
> evolutionary consequences of domestication, captive breeding, and
> supplementation of wild populations, and (3) Using existing and novel
> approaches to determine patterns of dispersal and gene flow within a
> metapopulation context. These are the main research themes in the Christie
> laboratory, and much research focuses on fishes, but graduate students are
> free to explore independent lines of inquiry in any system. Previous
> research experience with molecular techniques, computational work,
> statistics, genetics, bioinformatics, and assisting with the design and
> implementation of experiments will be highly regarded.
>
> Position 2:
> One PhD position is available in the Christie Lab at Purdue University to
> work on a recently-funded NSF project entitled, “Combined spatial and
> temporal analyses of population connectivity during a northern range
> expansion.” This multi-institution, collaborative project will use multiple
> genetic approaches (genomics; RNA-seq) to identify range-wide patterns of
> population connectivity in the Kellet’s Whelk (Kelletia kelletii)
> throughout California.
>
> This position will be held in the Department of Biological Sciences at
> Purdue University, and the student will be advised by Dr. Mark Christie (
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> have the opportunity to work closely with Drs. Crow White at Cal Poly (
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> University of Hawai’i (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftobolab.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ccbae2cc60804401c841b08d74be6535b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637061324921677199&amp;sdata=n%2FRaTquZ1%2BpIrWq%2Bw7ihRHsZyuSvoIGTXiHR%2BuLSPI8%3D&amp;reserved=0). Previous research experience
> with molecular techniques, computational work, statistics, bioinformatics,
> gene expression, and assisting with the design and implementation of
> experiments will be highly regarded.
>
> Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, a small midwestern college
> town with farmers markets, microbreweries, and affordable housing.
> Kayaking/canoeing in nearby rivers is especially fun and biodiversity
> surprisingly high ( > 200 native fish species). West Lafayette is within
> short driving distance to both Chicago and Indianapolis. Graduate stipends
> are highly competitive (~24k/year), comprehensive health insurance is
> included, and cost of living is low.
>
> If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact us directly at
> markchristie1500@gmail.com with a CV and a brief description of your
> research interests and experience. Formal applications are due December 7
> and on-campus interviews typically occur at the end of January. The biology
> department no longer requires the GRE.
>
>
> Mark Christie <markchristie1500@gmail.com>
>

Graduate position: MiamiU_Ohio.PlantEvoDevo

 The Baker Lab (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Frlbakerlab.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C588ccded0c6c4370306c08d74b3d7a0c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637060599721432718&amp;sdata=ud6TnFjUfVTB1IxHyEapGv3CXaA0AnMFjf9izrD%2FcIc%3D&amp;reserved=0) in the Department of Biology
> at Miami University (in Oxford, OH) is recruiting highly a motivated
> PhD student to study eco/micro evolutionary developmental biology of a
> threatened Mimulus (monkeyflower) starting in Spring or Fall of 2020.
>
> Preferred candidates will have an enthusiasm for learning and interest
> in organismal botany, evolution, development, genetics and/or
> transcriptomics. The Baker Lab values diversity, inclusivity, and
> equity. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply,
> as are students who participated in research as undergraduates. NSF
> Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) or McNair Scholars are highly
> encouraged to apply and application fees are waived for McNair Scholars.
>
> Successful applicants will have tuition waived and at least one year of
> support as a research assistant. Teaching assistantships are guaranteed
> throughout graduate studies (4-6 years total for Ph.D.) as well as
> generous department support including summer support, research, and
> conference travel costs.
>
> Interested applicants should contact Dr. Rob Baker at
> robert.baker@miamioh.edu. Applicants will need to submit a personal
> statement, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, GRE scores, proof English
> proficiency (if applicable), and baccalaureate/MS transcripts via
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>
>
> Robert L Baker
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Biology
> Miami University
700 E High St.
> Oxford, OH 45056
>
> Miami EEEB & CMSB
> graduate program affiliate
>
> Email: robert.baker@miamioh.edu
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Service Opportunities: AmeriCorps Restoration Team Member in Northern Nevada

POSITION TITLE: AmeriCorps Restoration Team Member

STATUS: 1200-hour (9-month) term from January 6, 2020 to August 27, 2020 (Dates Flexible), 900-hour (6-month) term from February 18, 2020 to August 20, 2020 (Dates Flexible) and 450-hour (3-month) term between March 2, 2020 and May 28, 2020 (Dates Flexible)

BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.walkerbasin.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C833bba7a2a4341b5fe7108d74974c5a9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637058638199334787&amp;sdata=em946lFEukjC%2BP%2Bc1GiZK184RyZl%2Fhq17ZnWd4v7pio%3D&amp;reserved=0). The growing and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse obligations provide unique opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up, working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.

The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on multiple properties in the Walker Basin, including the Walker River State Recreation Area (parks.nv.gov/parks/walker-river).  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, and revegetation and restoration activities.

JOB PURPOSE: The Restoration Team Members will serve alongside other AmeriCorps members and WBC Conservation Technicians conducting primarily invasive species removal and native plant re-vegetation within the Walker River Basin. Members may also work on recreational trail construction, sign installation, and fence construction. Members will work in conjunction with other WBC field staff, providing on the ground support to larger project operations.

A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about, desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems and irrigation equipment is essential. The Restoration Team Members should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.

LOCATION: Yerington, Nevada is a beautiful rural farming community located approximately 95 miles south of Reno, NV in the foothills of the eastern Sierra mountains. Yerington is small but growing with about 3,100 residents. Established in 1907, the city has heritage and deep roots in agriculture, mining, railroads, and gaming. Some of the nearby attractions, activities and recreational opportunities include:

*             Camping, biking, hiking, backpacking and paddling

*             Fishing, hunting, boating and OHV trails

*             Flat and white-water boating (1 hour away)

*             Rock hounding and climbing

*             Ghost Town Exploration

*             Ski Resorts (1.5-2 hours away)

*             Lake Tahoe (1.5 hours away)

*             Lahontan Reservoir (30 minutes away)

*             Walker Lake (45 minutes away)

*             Topaz Reservoir (45 minutes away)

*             Yosemite (via Tioga pass, 2.5 hours away)

Essential Functions

*             Under the guidance of a WBC Crew Leader:

o             Utilizing hand tools and backpack sprayers to conduct invasive plant removal and control.

o             Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct native plant re-vegetation and restoration.

o             Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct road decommissioning, recreation trail construction, and sign/fence installation.

o             Installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of irrigation systems for re-vegetation purposes.

o             Identify and harvest native plant seeds for use in native plant propagation and re-vegetation.

*             Communicating effectively and professionally with other members, WBC staff, agency partners, and the public.

Secondary Functions:

*             Assisting with the management and supervision of community volunteers on WBC conservation projects.

*             Assisting with the inventory, maintenance, and repair of WBC tools and equipment.

*             Uploading field data into databases and compiling reports to inform future management plans.

Qualifications

*             Willingness and ability to:

o             Work outside in unpredictable weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team.

o             Work irregular hours, such as starting early or working more days with shorter hours, in accordance with project specific requirements and conditions.

o             Bend and crouch for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy loads or equipment.

o             The ability to hike to remote locations over uneven ground, tall shrubs, and wetlands.

o             Use hand and power tools, operate motor vehicles, and work long days on labor intensive projects.

o             Use chemical herbicides in the treatment and control of invasive weeds while following strict application protocols.

*             Effective written and oral communication skills.

*             Meet AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements, including:

o             Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service;

o             Have a high school diploma or its equivalent;

o             Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States;

o             Pass a National Sex Offender Public Website check and National Service Criminal History Check; and

o             Be eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education award, with a limit of four total terms in a lifetime and the equivalent of two full-time terms (3400 hours).

Member Training: Members will receive a variety of technical and professional training related to their service activities as well as personal and professional development. Available trainings may include:

*             First aid and CPR;

*             Leave no Trace principals;

*             Native plant identification and revegetation;

*             Invasive species identification and treatment;

*             Irrigation system installation and maintenance;

*             Recreational trail construction;

*             Resume building, USA Jobs, and government application workshop; and

*             Guest speakers on environmental, natural resource, and professional development topics.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use tools and equipment for prolonged periods.  Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time.  Strength and dexterity to operate small, medium, and heavy equipment.  Strength and stamina to endure standing and working for long periods of time and in extreme weather conditions.  Strength and stamina to walk to remote locations over uneven ground.  Dexterity and vision to observe oncoming traffic hazards and react quickly to emergency situations.  Some heavy lifting (over 75 pounds) is occasionally required.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Working Conditions

Members work in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions, including, but not limited to, extreme heat, dry conditions, rain, snow or hail, and extreme cold.  Members may sometimes be required to camp in the field for the duration of the tour. Camping and worksites will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles, but the spike camping sites will usually be at undeveloped backcountry sites. Both camp and project sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and members will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals in camp and on project. Project work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Position may occasionally be required to work around heavy machinery in hazardous environments. Environment is generally dirty, with prolonged exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.

Compensation & Benefits:

For 1200:

*             Living allowance of $11,560;

*             Education award of $4,336.50;

For 900:

*             Living allowance of $9,180;

*             Education award of $3,097.50;

For 450:

*             Living allowance of $4,420.00;

*             Education award of $1,638.89;

*             Childcare and federal student loan forbearance are available for eligible members at no additional cost;

*             Uniform reimbursement;

*             Per diem when on spike (while camping);

*             Paid personal and sick leave;

*             Paid holidays;

*             Opportunities for extension upon good service; and

*             Opportunities for advancement within the organization.

Housing in Yerington can be difficult to find. WBC has limited and optional housing available for a low monthly rate. Housing accommodations are dorm or bunk style housing with shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas and common spaces.

Positions will remain open until filled. Only top candidates will be contacted.

Local applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding

amy.gladding@walkerbasin.org

Subject Line: 9-Month Restoration Team Member

Please call or email Miguel Gonzales, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at (775) 463-9887 ext. 110 or Miguel.Gonzales@WalkerBasin.org with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The above functions may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations.  This program prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability.

Equal Opportunity Statement – Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability.

Disclaimer – The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.

Job: USDA ARS Weed Ecology and Biocontrol Technicia

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking a permanent, full-time Biological Technician to support research in weed ecology and biological control. The position is in the Pest Management Research Unit at the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to work on a wide range of projects focused on the ecological and population factors influencing control and management of range and wildland weeds, with an emphasis on weed biological control using insects. Plant communities of concern currently include low agricultural-input rangelands and riparian areas impacted by invasive plants and resource extraction. The candidate must have experience in field research working with insects or plants and a solid working knowledge of software such as Excel and Word. Experience or coursework using GIS and R and with rearing and identifying organisms (insects or plants) is preferred but not required. Seasonal overnight travel to field sites will be required. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, pollinator resources, population genetics and agronomy. The position is advertised at the GS7 level ($42K – 54K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-9, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.usajobs.gov&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C833bba7a2a4341b5fe7108d74974c5a9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637058638199364766&amp;sdata=OZk6mC1IQU%2F4LoKtYbS20LGJiAMvmCK1YdaSoVB8cWo%3D&amp;reserved=0; Job Announcement Number: 547615100). Ad opens October 3 and closes on October 30, 2019. Questions? Please contact Dr. Natalie West (natalie.west@usda.gov).

Forester positions available in Oklahoma!

We need foresters (especially new foresters who are just out of school). While we have several positions available, I am in charge of finding someone for our FIA position (listed as “Oklahoma, OK” in the below link). FIA positions receive additional per diem reimbursement for time spent away from home base.

You can find the positions posted here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forestry.ok.gov%2Femployment&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C833bba7a2a4341b5fe7108d74974c5a9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637058638199364766&amp;sdata=wvVSnIDhULX%2BBfcolCUm4cVbYrvCOIFJrRaL3%2F6RZP0%3D&amp;reserved=0

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/employment

I highly recommend that you send me an email after you’ve applied – our HR can occasionally screen applicants who are qualified because they aren’t familiar with forestry terms. We prefer forestry degrees, but students can have related degrees if they have the appropriate coursework.

Oklahoma is a wildly diverse state with alligators and loblolly pine in the SE, black bears and red oaks in the NE, honey mesquite and horny toads in the SW, and bighorn sheep, mesas, and ponderosa pine in the NW. FIA cruisers get to see it all!

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Program Manager with Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI)

Note: Internship opportunities also available

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI ) seeks to hire a full-time, salaried Program Manager to help coordinate RMFI’s trail and restoration projects and programs in Southern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region. This position is one of two PM positions at RMFI; this position is responsible for overseeing a robust project docket while also managing and supervising a team of seasonal field staff (the other PM oversees a suite of projects while also managing the operations and logistics of the field-based programs and projects). This position requires experience leading and managing seasonal staff and volunteers; a strong skillset in on-the-ground trail and restoration techniques; attention to detail; strong conservation ethic; excellent leadership, communication, logistical, coordination, writing, and team skills; excellent people skills; ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously; and a desire to implement highly effective projects that help protect public lands and make a difference.

Please visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rmfi.org%2Finternships-employment&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C833bba7a2a4341b5fe7108d74974c5a9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637058638199364766&amp;sdata=pZ%2FYdUa3F9Un%2BvWnOBynKVIc2CW0P0EMowU96D5kQxA%3D&amp;reserved=0

https://www.rmfi.org/internships-employment

to view the full job announcement or click on the attachment below.

Thank you!

Jennifer

OneUSDA Intership positions – Summer Technician Job Opportunity

The USDA Forest Service Research Laboratory in Irvine, Pennsylvania will be offering up to three OneUSDA Pathways Internship Program positions for summer 2020. Interns will be hired in the GS-0499: Biological and Natural Sciences Technician series at either a GS-03 salary ($12.95/hr) or GS-04 level ($14.54/hr), depending on college experience.  The positions are open only to students currently enrolled college.  Botanical/taxonomic skills are highly sought after, given the work will consist of vegetation surveys.

The work will be conducted at two National Forests, with time split between the both.  In the Allegheny National Forest (PA) the work consists of woody vegetation surveys on multiple experiments testing deer impact on native species as well as on hybrid chestnut plantings.  Following the completion of this work, the team will shift south to the Monongehela National Forest to work on an experiment testing the role of prescribed fire, canopy gaps, and deer browsing on plant diversity.  One summer, Two different areas, two different forest types, tons of great experience!  Housing is available at a modest cost at both locations. The hiring window will open in mid- to late-October on USAJobs.gov.  I encourage any interested folks to email me (alejandro.royodesedas@usda.gov) their name, contact info, and a CV.  When the hiring window opens, I’ll contact all interested folks to let them know to get their applications in ASAP.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email.

Research Associate in Forest Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change at the University of Vermont

Research Associate in Forest Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change at the University of Vermont

Project: The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking a research associate to participate in research quantifying forest carbon dynamics in response to climate and disturbance drivers across multiple spatial scales in northern New England. This position will join a large team of collaborators from the Universities of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, Dartmouth College,  and U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station in developing and applying sensoring technology to quantify forest dynamics in response to global change impacts and associated adaptation strategies. The position is available for Winter/Spring 2020 and includes one year of guaranteed funding with funding available for extension into subsequent years based on performance.

Qualifications: M.S. (or equivalent experience) in ecology, forestry, biology, environmental science or a closely related field.  Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers and managers on the larger project, including coordinating sampling and data sharing across multiple sites and institutions. Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, ability to problem solve, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, and a record of leadership. Experience with in-situ sensors and large environmental datasets (e.g., in R or MATLAB) is desired.

Application: Interested applicants should supply all application materials to https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvmjobs.com%2Fpostings%2F37721&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Caa9a208f16df481f57e608d748abac43%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637057774488164459&amp;sdata=0KfRPyg69WTeUGfZpd88ZkJJpiueYNQZA7hNhiscDDA%3D&amp;reserved=0 by November 1, 2019.

Contact: Dr. Anthony D’Amato  (awdamato@uvm.edu); Dr.  Aimée Classen  (Aimee.Classen@uvm.edu); Dr. Carol Adair  (Carol.Adair@uvm.edu)

The University of Vermont is situated near Montreal and Boston and is located in Burlington – consistently voted one of the best small cities in the US. Burlington has an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population and is situated on Lake Champlain in close proximity to the Green, White, and Adirondack Mountains.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage a diversity of applicants to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution

**************************************************************

Anthony D’Amato

Professor and Director

Forestry Program

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

University of Vermont

204E Aiken Center

Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-8030

FAX:   (802) 656-8683

Email: awdamato@uvm.edu

Website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvm.edu%2Frsenr%2Ftonydamato%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Caa9a208f16df481f57e608d748abac43%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637057774488164459&amp;sdata=ohiAK14Jc8ZZQ%2BxBUWyJZKeN2ZZFLUnbF6Qhqcuhzoc%3D&amp;reserved=0

Graduate positions: URochester.EvolutionEcologyGeneticsGenomics

Job: Agricultural Research Technicians (USDA, permanent)

Agricultural Science Research Technician (three openings)

USDA Agricultural Research Service, Sidney Montana.

Opens: 9/30/2019.  Closes:  10/14/2019

Salary GS-5, GS-7  ($33,949 to $54,670 per year)

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Summary

• Positions are located within the USDA, ARS, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab, Agricultural Systems Research Unit, in Sidney, MT (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ars.usda.gov%2FNPARL%2FASRU&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C4d999249269f4616ca6408d747e28e48%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637056910691982289&amp;sdata=wO%2FIoooiJfHUuMfS306ReZ8IS8laXb7DDw6pg9FHjW4%3D&amp;reserved=0).

• The objective of the Agricultural Systems Research Unit is to develop and evaluate ecologically sound cropping systems.  Dryland crops include spring wheat, durum, pulses and oilseeds, and irrigated crops include sugar beet, spring wheat, corn and soybean. Cultural practices evaluated in field studies include crop rotations, cover cropping options, tillage systems and irrigation practices.

• Positions are in a GS-5/6/7 career ladder, but is only being advertised at the GS-5 and GS-7 levels.

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Collecting, preparing, evaluating and verifying crop and soil samples and supporting records

• Preparing solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory or field

• Collecting various samples or data to assist in evaluating complex biological interactions

• Assisting with the planning, experimental design and execution related to the development and improvement of agronomic systems

• Recording and tabulating data using personal computers and software packages

• Maintaining, calibrating or modifying specialized farming equipment (experience operating farm equipment is desired but not required)

Must be a US Citizen or US National

For more details and to apply, go to USAJobs.gov

Announcement number: ARS-S19Y-10594673-CNB

Control number: 547188800

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F547188800&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C4d999249269f4616ca6408d747e28e48%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637056910691982289&amp;sdata=TMle0YVCjxSGCoe5LV7q%2BvtdFSVQkLxFBzAM3edMeJs%3D&amp;reserved=0

Questions? Please contact Dr. Bart Stevens (bart.stevens@usda.gov).

Full -time Marine Educator Position at LUMCON

The position is available immediately.

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON )

is seeking to fill a full-time position within Louisiana’s largest informal

marine education program.  The position is based at the DeFelice Marine

Center in Cocodrie, Louisiana.  LUMCON’s purpose is to enable the next

generation of marine scientists and ocean literate citizens.  We will reach

this goal by providing meaningful and relevant place-base and skill-based

experiences for all visitors, while aiming to have significant impacts on

Louisiana’s diverse citizenry including those populations underrepresented

and underserved in marine science.

The role of the Marine Education Associate/Assistant is to support,

facilitate, and ensure high quality experiences for all visitors within the

LUMCON Marine Education Program.  This includes leading field, lab, and

classroom activities for a wide variety of audiences at the DeFelice Marine

Center and off-site field locations.

CLICK HERE  for

more position details and information.

To apply send

   – letter of interest,

   – curriculum vitae

   – and three relevant references

to Murt Conover, LUMCON Associate Director of Education & Outreach

  mconover@lumcon.edu

Job: Open Source Geospatial Analyst, Penn State University

Penn State is seeking a well-qualified candidate to support open source software, open data, and web-mapping solutions to spatial problems in research, teaching and learning.

See here for the complete announcement:

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https://psu.jobs/job/91039

Graduate position: TexasStateU_SanMarcos.PopulationBiol

Texas State University Department of Biology
>
> Attention prospective graduate students:
>
> Faculty in the Population and Conservation Biology (PCB) M.S. program
> at Texas State University are actively recruiting new students for Fall
> 2020. The PCB program promotes strong mentor-student relationships
> and student-led research utilizing a variety of study systems. The
> program offers coursework in core areas of ecology, evolutionary biology,
> population genetics and animal behavior, and provides training in genomic
> analyses, GIS and dynamical systems modeling. Our graduates are employed
> in government agencies, environmental consulting firms, and nonprofit
> organizations, and many alumni have gone on to enroll in in a multitude
> of Ph.D. programs nation-wide.
>
> In order to apply, first review the research interests of Texas State
> Biology professors
>
> (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bio.txstate.edu%2Fabout%2FFaculty—Staff.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C6e2b280cc3024530e19a08d7471cb424%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637056060931017877&amp;sdata=PfKL7OimseGSb5uWBkt%2Bby5rurUBaA6I1ZSCc0Ji2Uk%3D&amp;reserved=0)
>
> and then contact a faculty member with whom you might be interested in
> working. Graduate students in the program are supported as Instructional
> (Teaching) Assistants and/or from research grants obtained by the faculty
> members. A number of in-house academic scholarships and research grants
> are also available for students as well.
>
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bio.txstate.edu%2FStudent-Resources%2FDepartment-Scholarships.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C6e2b280cc3024530e19a08d7471cb424%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637056060931017877&amp;sdata=Mi221MwJhGF4CUBaZC5GrkeWMv6J8vcKpwMzBsOtrlw%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Texas State University is located in San Marcos, a fun friendly college
> town not too far from San Antonio (50 miles) and Austin (30 miles).
> This part of Texas is rich in biodiversity, habitat types, outdoor
> recreational opportunities, and boasts unique arts and culture scene. For
> more information on admissions see:
>
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>
> For more information on the Population and Conservation Biology program
> and how to apply, see
>
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>
> or contact the program director Dr. Noland Martin.
>
> nm14@txtate.edu.
>
> Noland H. Martin, PhD
> Dept. of Biology
> Texas State University
601 University Drive
> San Marcos, TX 78666-4684
> Office: 512-245-3317
> Fax: 512-245-8713
>
> “Martin, Noland” <noland.martin@txstate.edu>
>

Graduate position: UAlaska.SalmonLifeHistory

Applicants sought for Master of Science (MS) in Fisheries position at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF; campus located in Juneau, Alaska, USA).

Project: Salmon life history evolution and hatchery mating policy in
Alaska: is non-selective mating unnatural?

Currently there is minimal understanding of how well salmon hatchery
production protocols mimic natural mating strategies or maintain genetic
variation and fish size. The successful applicant will conduct MS thesis
research using a demographic and genetic dataset of unparalleled richness
(Auke Creek coho salmon) to: 1) quantify the relative fitness (survival and
reproductive success) of ‘jacks’ (precocial males) and full-size males in a
wild coho population; 2) determine whether jacks are more likely to sire
jacks and larger female offspring than are full-size males; and 3) assess
the contribution of jacks to the maintenance of genetic diversity in wild
and hatchery populations.  Fieldwork and computer analyses required.
Population genetics background preferred. Final confirmation of funding
anticipated shortly.

Project team: Megan McPhee (UAF) *mvmcphee@alaska.edu <mvmcphee@alaska.edu>*,
David Tallmon (University of Alaska Southeast & UAF) *datallmon@alaska.edu
<datallmon@alaska.edu>*, Scott Vulstek (NOAA Auke Bay Laboratories)
*scott.vulstek@noaa.gov
<svulstek@noaa.gov>*

Start date: 01/10/20

Salary:~$30K/yr + tuition + health insur; 2 yrs pending final confirmation
of funding.

Information about UAF MS application:
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position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF; campus located in Juneau, Alaska,
USA).</span><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”> </span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>Project: Salmon life history evolution and
hatchery mating policy in Alaska: is non-selective mating unnatural?</span><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”> </span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>Currently there is minimal understanding of how
well salmon hatchery production protocols mimic natural mating strategies or maintain
genetic variation and fish size. The successful applicant will conduct MS
thesis research using a demographic and genetic dataset of unparalleled
richness (Auke Creek coho salmon) to: 1) quantify the relative fitness
(survival and reproductive success) of ‘jacks’ (precocial males) and full-size
males in a wild coho population; 2) determine whether jacks are more likely to
sire jacks and larger female offspring than are full-size males; and 3) assess
the contribution of jacks to the maintenance of genetic diversity in wild and
hatchery populations.  Fieldwork and computer analyses required.  Population genetics background preferred.
Final confirmation of funding anticipated shortly.</span><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”> </span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>Project team: Megan McPhee (UAF) </span><u><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(17,85,204)”><a href=”mailto:mvmcphee@alaska.edu“>mvmcphee@alaska.edu</a></span></u><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>, David Tallmon (University of Alaska Southeast &amp; UAF) </span><u><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(17,85,204)”><a href=”mailto:datallmon@alaska.edu“>datallmon@alaska.edu</a></span></u><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>, Scott Vulstek (NOAA Auke Bay Laboratories) </span><u><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(17,85,204)”><a href=”mailto:svulstek@noaa.gov“>scott.vulstek@noaa.gov</a></span></u><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”> </span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>Start date: 01/10/20</span><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”> </span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>Salary:~$30K/yr + tuition + health insur; 2 yrs
pending final confirmation of funding.</span><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”></span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”> </span></p>

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;line-height:normal;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:black”>Information about UAF MS application: </span><u><span style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:rgb(17,85,204)”><a href=”https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uaf.edu%2Fcfos%2Facademics%2Fapply%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C7de1a409269145a0d3be08d743e195c7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637052508473135697&amp;sdata=0Gxo5wsC4f9rIToxGyVZx9l6pGkfya%2Bu5H1BNBnl2pY%3D&amp;reserved=0″>https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uaf.edu%2Fcfos%2Facademics%2Fapply%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C7de1a409269145a0d3be08d743e195c7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637052508473135697&amp;sdata=0Gxo5wsC4f9rIToxGyVZx9l6pGkfya%2Bu5H1BNBnl2pY%3D&amp;reserved=0</a></span></u><span style=”font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”></span></p></div>

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JOB: Research Pollinator Ecologist (USDA ARS Permanent)

Research Ecologist, Botanist, or Entomologist GS-0408-12/13; Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a Research Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist to perform research and provide expertise in management and ecological approaches that better promote pollinator resources and pollinator diversity, especially in low agricultural-input plant communities of the Northern Great Plains. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to lead a research program that allows us to better understand regional pollinator ecology systems and have strong publication, collaborative and stakeholder-interaction skills. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, plant restoration, population genetics and agronomy. The position is advertised at the GS-12 or 13 level ($74K or $88K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-15, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.usajobs.gov&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ca860af9dd5d24720255708d743f4de19%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637052591288645422&amp;sdata=w7S7PwrWGtHUcW5gz2mIrofwCbeYGZj5V4pfEZzMltI%3D&amp;reserved=0; Job Announcement Number: 546967100). https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F546967100&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ca860af9dd5d24720255708d743f4de19%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637052591288645422&amp;sdata=3dN83Gf7IkxczNXer6%2FngAJxTxxRKZ%2B1qEQPD73LKyA%3D&amp;reserved=0

Ad opens Sept. 26 and closes on Oct. 25, 2019. Questions? Please contact Dr. John Gaskin (john.gaskin@usda.gov).

JOB: Research Pollinator Ecologist (USDA ARS Permanent)

Research Ecologist, Botanist, or Entomologist GS-0408-12/13; Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a Research Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist to perform research and provide expertise in management and ecological approaches that better promote pollinator resources and pollinator diversity, especially in low agricultural-input plant communities of the Northern Great Plains. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to lead a research program that allows us to better understand regional pollinator ecology systems and have strong publication, collaborative and stakeholder-interaction skills. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, plant restoration, population genetics and agronomy. The position is advertised at the GS-12 or 13 level ($74K or $88K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-15, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.usajobs.gov&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ca860af9dd5d24720255708d743f4de19%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637052591288645422&amp;sdata=w7S7PwrWGtHUcW5gz2mIrofwCbeYGZj5V4pfEZzMltI%3D&amp;reserved=0; Job Announcement Number: 546967100). https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F546967100&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ca860af9dd5d24720255708d743f4de19%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637052591288645422&amp;sdata=3dN83Gf7IkxczNXer6%2FngAJxTxxRKZ%2B1qEQPD73LKyA%3D&amp;reserved=0

Ad opens Sept. 26 and closes on Oct. 25, 2019. Questions? Please contact Dr. John Gaskin (john.gaskin@usda.gov).

Two technician/lab manager positions

The Lemoine Lab at Marquette University is hiring up to two full time research technicians. The job posting ad, and all details, can found at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Femployment.marquette.edu%2Fpostings%2F12099&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ca860af9dd5d24720255708d743f4de19%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637052591288615438&amp;sdata=9hXwbFcIfY8QjNVx4xhImYrMmCkrePXvvKsn9qTsVT4%3D&amp;reserved=0.

https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/12099

TODAY: Opwall Presentation at UConn – Field research experiences for undergraduates

Operation Wallacea Presentation by Dr. Tim Coles

Monday, September 30th

5:00PM

PBB 203

Background

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research expeditions.  Research is supported by students who join the programme, to strengthen their CV or resume or collect data for a dissertation or thesis. Academics benefit from funding for high quality fieldwork enabling them to publish papers in peer reviewed journals. This model enables the collection of large temporal and spatial datasets used for assessing the effectiveness of conservation management interventions.  More information: https://www.opwall.com/

Past UConn students have used their time on an OpWall trip to collect data for use in their Honors thesis, or to gain independent study credit.

What is Operation Wallacea?

Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is a conservation research organisation that is funded by, and relies on, teams of student volunteers who join expeditions for the opportunity to work on real-world research programmes alongside academic researchers.

Most science programmes abroad that deliver research outcomes are funded on a short-term basis by grants with typically tightly restricted aims. Long-term projects covering large bio-geographical scales that can incorporate more than one ecosystem are rare. By adopting a volunteer funded model, Opwall does not suffer from those restrictions and can draw upon researchers from a wide range of different disciplines and academic institutions, and create long-term research projects.

Those researchers and academics also separate Opwall from other volunteer organisations, allowing a truly research orientated project. You can also find out more about peoples experiences and our projects at the Opwall Blog.

Features

  • Over 460 Peer Reviewed Publications
  • 12 vertebrate, 29 invertebrate and 4 plant species discovered
  • Supported more than 80 biodiversity conservation research PhDs
  • Involved in the establishment of multiple protected areas
  • Supervised over 1000 undergraduate and masters dissertations
  • Directs $millions every year to on-the-ground conservation and research
  • Alumni includes more than 20,000 volunteers from over 100 countries

 

Landscape Ecologist position with National Park Service I&M

The NPS Inventory & Monitoring Division (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nps.gov%2Fim%2Findex.htm&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C6cde88b78fce49eb224908d7432b43f4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637051725442407305&amp;sdata=tvtwB0Fg4iMoKRpbmLS5vJEfKc7b81tXznSUU0EZxME%3D&amp;reserved=0) is

hiring a GS-11/12 landscape ecologist to serve as the lead scientist

integrating landscape-scale monitoring data into park-based resource

management. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and

implementing the national landscape dynamics and/or climate monitoring

protocols on National Park Service administered lands included within the 32

Inventory & Monitoring Networks (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nps.gov%2Fim%2Fnetworks.htm&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C6cde88b78fce49eb224908d7432b43f4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637051725442407305&amp;sdata=ZwMj%2FQnhT5dCDL56zN%2Bp%2B47Sq7EExaYopAR5bVFxboA%3D&amp;reserved=0). In

accomplishing this task, the incumbent will work with an interdisciplinary

team of scientists, data management staff, and park managers to identify

high priority resource issues, develop integrated and comprehensive

approaches to monitoring and reporting the status and trends of resources

for the purpose of establishing baseline reference conditions of park

ecosystems. The position will be duty-stationed in Fort Collins, CO. The

announcement (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F546353200&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C6cde88b78fce49eb224908d7432b43f4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637051725442417300&amp;sdata=v5qFoetWb13KTAMH2Y75NBNZI2hE9V2BjM0l87pKd3c%3D&amp;reserved=0) will

remain open until October 23 2019.

Specific duties include:

   – Developing and carrying out statistically valid data collection

   methods, conducting analysis of complex data, and determining and

   documenting the significance of findings.

   – Preparing scientific reports regarding the results of inventory and

   monitoring efforts, and summarizing new information for use by the

   scientific community, park staff, cooperators, and partners.

   – Coordinating park-based ecological monitoring strategies and programs

   with those on adjacent lands for the purposes of achieving broad ecosystem

   protection and conservation strategies.

   – Assisting natural resources management staff in parks, centers, and

   support offices by providing direct professional and programmatic advice

   and support.

Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Joe DeVivo, Deputy Chief

for Science, Inventory & Monitoring Division (joe_devivo@nps.gov).

Regulatory Permitting Specialist – Marine/Aquatic Sciences

We are looking for a Regulatory Permitting Specialist with Marine/Aquatic Sciences focus to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael, Emeryville, or Petaluma office.  The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of project managers to conduct a variety of work, including preparation of regulatory permit applications, water quality sampling, surveying submerged aquatic vegetation, conducting desktop and/or field-based habitat assessments, assessing and quantifying biological resources impacts, and developing mitigation strategies.  Knowledge of Bay Area marine or estuarine ecology, as well as California and federal environmental regulations is strongly preferred.  Experience with water quality sampling and monitoring programs is also preferred.  This position requires a valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance.  This position provides opportunities for advancement to Project Manager.

Essential Duties Include:

•    Managing project tasks 25-50% time;

•    Performing fieldwork that may be extensive and seasonal in nature;

•    Serving as primary author of technical reports and permit applications;

•    Coordinating closely with GIS specialists;

•    Assisting with fieldwork in other specialties as needed, depending on staffing requirements;

•    Providing oversight and guidance to fieldwork completed by staff;

•    Advising clients and project managers on project issues, in consultation with subject-matter experts, to build business with existing clients;

•    Supporting proposal efforts under Project Manager guidance to generate new business.

Physical Demands Include:

This is not an entirely sedentary role; however, some filing is required, which would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. While performing the office duties of this job, the employee is:

•    Regularly required to sit, talk, see and/or hear

•    Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel

•    Regularly required to stand and walk, as well as reach with hands and arms.

While performing the field duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

•    Operate passenger vehicles and light trucks, including operating four-wheel-drive vehicles

•    Load and transport small watercraft (e.g., kayak, inflatable boats) by hand, and vessels up to 20 feet in length by trailer

•    Launch and operate small watercraft (e.g., kayak, inflatable boats, and vessels up to 20 feet in length) in lakes, rivers, sloughs, and bays

•    Carry and operate electronic scientific devices (e.g., water quality monitoring devices, GPS units, underwater video equipment)

•    Collect and carry (on foot or by boat) water quality samples from streams, rivers, sloughs and bays

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type:

This is a full-time exempt position. Pay is based on a 40 hour work week. Business hours are currently Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Exempt salaried employee may be required to work additional hours depending on the nature of work assignments.

Compensation:

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package in a positive, progressive work environment.  Our employment package includes options for 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; FSA, voluntary life, voluntary accident, critical illness and pet insurance; commuter program, cell phone reimbursement program, free parking, profit sharing, discretionary bonuses, and 401K with generous match.  WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Skills:

•    Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, aquatic sciences, marine biology, estuarine ecology, or related field.

•    Two to five years’ experience as a biological or aquatic resources technician.

•    Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint; G-Suite: Email, Docs, Drive, Calendar, etc.

•    Knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, procedures, and systems.

To Apply:

Interested candidates please follow the link to apply:

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Aquatic Res Tech Position FULL Description _ Univ Maryland

Field Research Technician Position open

A wetland ecology research technician position is available through the University of Maryland Palmer Lab. This is full time with benefits and is available immediately or until filled. The field sites are in Maryland but the research is part of an NSF funded project with a dynamic team including: Palmer Lab members, Va Tech scientists Erin Hotchkiss, Durelle Scott, Daniel McLaughlin AND Univ Alabama’s Nate Jones. The project focuses on wetlandscape hydrology and carbon biogeochemistry.

Full description below:

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (TECH) POSITION IN AQUATIC ECOLOGY

Position: Full-time Research Assistant position available to help conduct ongoing research in wetlands and streams of the eastern shore, MD. The focus of the research program is to explore hydrological connectivity and carbon dynamics in seasonally inundated wetlands (Delmarva Bays). Successful applicant would be part of a dynamic team of researchers and students. Duties: The researcher will conduct field work in wetlands and streams, and laboratory work at the University of Maryland (College Park). Specific duties include but are not limited to: water sample and data collection, stormflow sampling, maintenance and use of environmental sensors, and laboratory analysis of dissolved, particulate, and gas constituents.  For more on the overall project see https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.PalmerLab.Umd.Edu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C6cde88b78fce49eb224908d7432b43f4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637051725442447282&amp;sdata=%2FCwh0fc3wRtZbqIT5HUMM0iXm0MSj1c1juVlBzZRSFY%3D&amp;reserved=0

Required Qualifications:

An MS degree in environmental science-related field or a BS plus at least one year of work experience in biogeochemistry or hydrology.

Previous experiences conducting field work and is willing to work in harsh weather conditions; must be able to perform physical demanding tasks such as carrying heavy field equipment.

Laboratory experience, particularly with sensitive analytical instruments.

Data management skills including familiarity with QA/QC, Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Access) and, ideally, R statistical software.

Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills.

Willing to occasionally work evenings, early mornings, and weekends; reliable automobile transportation and clean driving license is required.

Desired Qualifications:

Degree in field focused on aquatic ecosystems.

Previous experiences in measuring hydrological parameters, collection and analysis of water and gas chemistry samples, and installing, downloading and maintenance of in situ, environmental sensors.

Salary: The University of Maryland offers a competitive salary dependent upon qualifications. Duration of appointment is for at least one year with the possibility of two additional years contingent upon performance evaluation and continued project funding. A comprehensive fringe benefit package is also available.

To Apply: Send application to Dr. Michael Williams (miwillia@umd.edu). Application materials include: i) letter describing prior work experience as it pertains to above qualifications; ii) resume/CV; and contact information for two references.

Graduate position: ArizonaStateU.EarthLifeEvolution

Graduate position: Earth-life evolution, Geo-genomics, informatics
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> The Dolby and Kusumi labs at Arizona State University (School of Life
> Sciences) welcome graduate (PhD) applications to work on a new NSF-
> funded project that seeks to understand how Earth processes shape
> genomic evolution and diversification of species. This project includes
> reference genome assembly, population genomics (low coverage genome
> data), seasonal differential expression (RNAseq), and ecological niche
> modeling for at least six mammal, reptile, and plant species. The
> position will emphasize integration informatics including new analytical
> techniques for integrating geological and genomic data. The Dolby lab
> specializes in Earth-life evolution and geo-genomics; the Kusumi lab
> specializes in comparative and functional genomics as well as
> development. Research topics are flexible based on student strengths and
> interests; options include:
> 1. using geologic data to constrain evolutionary genomic models;
> 2. applying new developments from information theory to quantify
>   population genomic divergence;
> 3. standardizing how we quantify landscape change as the work done by
>   physical processes on that landscape.
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> The student will work as part of the larger Baja GeoGenomics consortium
> (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.BajaGeoGenomics.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C9e8c14c9a6cc47b5f21708d743408c3d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637051816817242306&amp;sdata=Sre6Ee8ZGFNmMg2yoWjLZkc7cDeVU%2Bdt844Wa2A7HTA%3D&amp;reserved=0) and have exceptional opportunity for broad
> training with other biology, geology, and physics collaborators to
> become an integrative interdisciplinary scientist. Students from any STEM
> background are welcome to apply. Women and people from underrepresented
> groups are encouraged to apply. Computational or mathematical strengths
> are desired. An eagerness to work on complex interdisciplinary  problems
> is key along with strong creativity, problem-solving, and communication
> skills. Must be able to work both independently and part of a large
> international team. Inquiries for this position are encouraged. Interested
> students should submit a CV and brief summary of interests including how
> you might apply your background to these ideas (email: Greer Dolby at
> <gadolby (at) asu (dot) edu>). Interested students will need to apply
> to the ASU SOLS PhD program between 1-Oct and 15-Dec.
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> Greer Dolby <gdolby@asu.edu>