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Two forest field tech positions with the Missouri Botanical Garden (last call

We are seeking to hire two field technicians for the summer of 2020. The technicians will be involved with a project that examines how microclimate and macroclimate affect the distributions of woody and herbaceous species of temperate mixed-species forests. Specifically, the field technicians will work with project staff at the Missouri Botanical Garden and Washington University in St. Louis to survey forest plots and monitor microclimate stations at Tyson Research Center. Tyson is a large, mostly forested, field station located ~10 miles west of Saint Louis, Missouri. Saint Louis has a highly active and friendly ecology and evolution community, and this position will provide opportunities to interact with multiple researchers at Tyson Research Center, Washington University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Requirements include:

•    Interest in botany and a demonstrated ability to identify eastern US tree species

•    Prior field work experience is required for this position

•    Ability to traverse rugged terrain, carry a 20-lb backpack

•    Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions

•    Ability to work independently of supervision

•    Careful attention to detail

Desirable qualifications include:

•    Ability to identify forest herbs

•    Prior experience using a hand-held GPS unit to locate forest plots or other sampling sites in field conditions

•    Prior experience establishing and monitoring forest plots

•    Prior independent research experience is a plus

Technicians would be responsible for their own transportation to and from Tyson, as well as for room and board, although there is a possibility to rent an apartment at the Missouri Botanical Garden for most of the summer (conditional on availability of Garden housing).  Work will be as an independent contractor for $15/hour for 40 hours a week. We envision a starting date for both positions in late May, and expect the positions to last for ~2 months.

To apply, please send: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; and 3) contact information for three references to CV to Dr. Stephen Murphy (smurphy@mobot.org).  For questions, please contact Dr. Murphy or Dr. Adam Smith (adam.smith@mobot.org). Applications will be reviewed starting Wednesday, February 19th, 2020.

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Global Change Lab: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.earthskysea.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9250aabacf6d48f1255908d7afa4bdd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170994419371614&sdata=r7HpceJbANTZIWfZGKaDijv0ThTsWpZwK8QNbn5trUI%3D&reserved=0

URGENT! 1 Field Assistant position in Pacuare Reserve to start ASAP

*URGENT! 1 Field Assistant position in Pacuare Reserve to start ASAP*

*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 https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.ecologyproject.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9250aabacf6d48f1255908d7afa4bdd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170994419371614&sdata=py0DLRhspuzbGPpfNbtIMHUraq8Asy6ksf%2FB4XvxA%2B8%3D&reserved=0

*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%7C9250aabacf6d48f1255908d7afa4bdd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170994419381611&sdata=3rLFRiqWEX4SZ88ts8AQf2fg1lk3z1DGanGLs5SUxjI%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.



– 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


· 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:*

The position needs to be filled in ASAP, so applicants who can start the

earliest will be preferred. 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.


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.

*For questions, please contact both persons below:*

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

Karolina Czechowska, kmczechow@gmail.com

*For more information:*







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


*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


Hiring Full-time Scallop Researcher at VIMS

Full job posting at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.wm.edu%2Fpostings%2F38174&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9250aabacf6d48f1255908d7afa4bdd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170994419381611&sdata=V%2B%2BPAHAGIZwQwBK%2BeCQKwDI3vjD%2B%2FVe%2BpWB%2FXLs5jQU%3D&reserved=0

Please direct questions to saroman@vims.edu

*Position Summary*

Marine Advisory Services at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

invites qualified applicants to apply for the Scallop Researcher.

The Scallop Researcher, reporting to the Assistant Research

Professor/Director, Marine Advisory Program will support at-sea survey

cruises, and play a leading role in the inventory and procurement of all

necessary supplies and equipment for the research cruises. The position is

also charged with ensuring that these items are successfully transferred to

the commercial fishing vessels (docked at New Bedford, MA, Cape May, NJ or

Seaford, VA) and properly stowed/configured as appropriate.

Other responsibilities include but not limited to:

   – Oversees accurate and efficient data collection and execution of field

   work. This also includes working with vessel captains to set cruise tracks,

   assesses proper working course of action, setting scientific crew

   assignments and leading/participating in sampling processing efforts.

   – Ensures that equipment and supplies are cleaned, properly maintained

   and stored in an appropriate manner after field work is complete. Ensures

   biological samples collected during field work operations are transported,

   stored and delivered to appropriate organizations or agencies.

   – Collects age data from scallop shells collected during field work.

   – Assists PI and project scientist with data analysis for various

   projects. Provides input and aides in the preparation of final, progress

   and industry reports as well as presentations for funding agents in

   accordance with deadlines. Participates with technical papers and

   manuscripts prepared for peer review in scientific journals.

*Required Qualifications *


   – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and

   or experience directly related to the position.

   – Valid Driver’s license must be maintained at all times.


   – Strong working knowledge of sampling and collections, with the ability

   to obtain biological samples for further analysis at-sea.

   – Knowledge and skills of scientific procedures and processes, with the

   ability to learn and understand scientific principles and the scientific

   process, especially as they relate to fishery-independent monitoring

   surveys. Ability to learn the various protocols and learn catch processing,

   gear monitoring and hydrographic and atmospheric data collection, among


   – Working knowledge of safety laboratory procedures and processes, with

   the ability to implement laboratory procedures for a variety of

   experimental objectives. The ability to record length and weight data from

   shellfish and fish species and be able to identify whether a specimen is

   male or female, and correctly classify its maturity stage.

   – Strong proficiency in a variety of software applications, to include

   Microsoft Office, as well as databases. Strong analytical skills, with the

   demonstrated ability to analyze data and produce reports.

   – Excellent interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills,

   with the demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative team player, and

   contribute to scientific writings.

   – Ability to work on a commercial fishing boat for multiple weeks, and

   successfully at sea, in all weather conditions, while resisting motion


   – Ability to lift up to 50lbs and pick and shove catch repeatedly over

   16-18 hour work day, while at sea.


   – Experience with sampling and collections to include conducting

   experiments and processing of samples.

   – Experience with analyzing data.

*Preferred Qualifications *


   –   Master’s degree in Marine Science, or closely related field is



   – Working knowledge of the fauna of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and Georges

   Bank, particularly with respect to their identification and biology.

   – Demonstrated skills in statistical analysis.


   – Demonstrated experience working with fishery-independent monitoring


   – Experience with data management and statistical analysis, utilizing

   statistical software (SAS or R) is desirable.

   – Experience as a state or federal fishery observer is a plus.

Field technician position for Red-winged blackbird research project

The lab of Dr. Tim Greives is looking for two field technicians to assist in the upcoming field season for a research project conducted near Fargo, ND (Alice USFWS WPA). The research aims to assess potential biomarkers of trade-offs in migration and reproduction in red-winged blackbirds.

Dates: The field season with the Greives Lab will last from April 20 – July 17, 2020 (full-time position 1), and May 16 – June 30, 2020 (full-time position 2). Dates may be flexible with prior agreement with PI.

The position may be extended to August 30, 2020 to assist Dr. Page Klug with projects evaluating the feeding preferences of birds offered oilseed hemp relative to other crops known to suffer from blackbird depredation and damage and a project evaluating the behavioral response of birds to noise disturbance and unmanned aircraft systems.

Duties include: capturing and banding free-ranging birds, morphological measurements, blood sampling, and nest searching and monitoring; care and maintenance of captive birds, aviary feeding experiments, semi-natural experiments evaluating anti-predator responses, and field-based bird community monitoring in oilseed hemp plots.

Preferred qualifications:

• Willingness to work early in the mornings in sometimes inclement weather.

• Accurate data entry.

• Previous experience: 1) capturing and handling birds, 2) taking blood samples from songbirds, and 3) nest searching and monitoring are preferred but we accept applicants willing to learn these skills as well.

Salary: $10-12/hour contingent on experience

Last day to apply: February 23, 2020

How to apply: Enthusiastic applicants interested in potential trade-off between migration and reproduction research as well as interactions between birds and agriculture are encouraged to apply by sending a letter of interest, CV or resume, and contact information of three references in a single Word or pdf document to Esther Morales, with subject “Red-winged Blackbird Field Tech Position” to esther.moralesvega@ndsu.edu.

Data Technician Position: National Native Bee Monitoring Network

Data Technician Position: National Native Bee Monitoring Network

The Woodard Lab in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside is

recruiting a Data Technician to focus on data science support for the National Native Bee

Monitoring Research Coordination Network (RCN). The RCN is being formed to coordinate and

support existing and future native bee monitoring efforts across the US, with the goal of

advancing national bee biodiversity conservation and food security. Specifically, the RCN will

lead the native bee research and monitoring community in working together to develop the U.S.

National Native Bee Monitoring Plan. This plan will include standardized protocols ranging from

field sampling to data management, and will be guided by the diverse aims and needs of the

various agencies and other groups who are currently monitoring native bees, or plan to do so.

The Data Technician will work with the RCN co-organizers (see below) primarily to facilitate data entry and management by RCN members, assist with website development and meeting

organization, and to help to co-author sections of the U.S. National Bee Monitoring Plan.

Depending on background and expertise, the technician may also assist with two additional

aims of the RCN: (1) review and synthesize standardized collection protocols for bee

monitoring, and/or (2) identify “hotspots” in the US where monitoring efforts should be


Necessary qualifications:

● Experience in data entry and management

● Effective written and oral communication skills

● Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team

Desired qualifications:

● Proficiency in R for data management, cleaning, and manipulation

● Proficiency in GIS/mapping approaches

● Experience supervising and mentoring undergraduate researchers

Start date is May 1, 2020 (with some flexibility). The position is primarily located in Riverside,CA, but the technician will also travel to other labs of RCN-organizers (see below) part-time and will travel to national meetings (e.g., Entomological Society of America, Ecological Society of America). The appointment is initially for one year and is renewable up to a total of two years based on performance. Salaries are commensurate with experience and based on minimums set by the University of California postdoctoral union. Information on benefits is available at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fclients.garnett-powers.com%2Fpd%2Fuc%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9250aabacf6d48f1255908d7afa4bdd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170994419391604&sdata=LncTBeBfeZpWIntaZ8nvDmDo2LiimFm68auhxopTSDM%3D&reserved=0 .

To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for three

references to Hollis Woodard at hollis.woodard@ucr.edu. Additional questions can also be

directed to this email address. The application deadline is March 5, 2020.

RCN co-organizers:

(1) Dr. Hollis Woodard, UC Riverside

(2) Dr. Dan Cariveau, University of Minnesota

(3) Dr. Bryan Danforth, Cornell University

(4) Sam Droege, US Geological Survey

(5) Dr. David Inouye, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

(6) Sarina Jepsen, The Xerces Society

(7) Dr. Shalene Jha, University of Texas at Austin

(8) Dr. Rebecca Irwin, North Carolina State University

(9) Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University

(10) Tamara Smith, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

(11) Dr. James Strange, The Ohio State University

(12) Dr. Neal Williams, UC Davis

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student

body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for

underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a

preferred qualification. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Forest ecology and botany seasonal field crew positions in the Sierra Nevada (UC Davis)


Seasonal forest ecology and botany field crew leaders and members with the lab of Dr. Hugh Safford


University of California, Davis


Multiple duty stations in the Sierra Nevada, California


Application deadline: February 26, 2020

Start date: Mid-May to early June, 2020

End date: mid-October to early November, 2020


$17 (crew member) to $20 (crew lead) per hour, plus options for health insurance


Up to five field crews (one crew leader and one to two crew members per crew) are needed to collect ecological data related to forests, vegetation, and wildfire in support of research and monitoring on public lands. The crews will conduct field sampling primarily related to vegetation (e.g. forest stand structure, tree mortality, plant species composition, vegetation regeneration), but also related to forest fuels, soils, hydrology, forest insects and disease, and other ecological parameters. One person per crew will be hired primarily as a botanist, but the botanist will be trained in and participate in all sampling methods in addition to plant identification. The crew leaders will each supervise a field crew and will be responsible for equipment and data management throughout the season. US Forest Service ecologists and UC Davis researchers from the lab of Dr. Hugh Safford will supervise the field crews but will only occasionally accompany the crews during field sampling. The data will be collected to support long-term monitoring, original scientific research, and evaluation of forest management activities and needs. Work will be located in the Sierra Nevada of California, primarily on national forest lands but with some possible work in national parks or other ownerships.

More Information:

Detailed position information and complete application instructions are posted at the link below. Please review the instructions carefully before emailing with questions (rbwayman@ucdavis.edu).


Thanks for your interest!

Stream Ecology Technicians Needed (Oregon State University)

See website for more information and instructions for applying: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.oregonstate.edu%2Fpostings%2F88185&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9250aabacf6d48f1255908d7afa4bdd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170994419401596&sdata=1Bcw8%2BT6L1HdFADD2vXpj%2FIO28kJPkZq%2BnxtnS%2FrLBk%3D&reserved=0

Applications must include a resume with relevant coursework, a cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. For full consideration, please submit applications by March 15, 2020.

Position Summary

Field technicians are needed to collect data for a riparian buffer manipulation study implemented on private forest lands in Oregon. In conjunction with a timber-funded non-profit NCASI (National Council for Air and Stream Improvement), the Warren Lab at Oregon State University is testing how different prescriptions for riparian buffers adjacent to clearcut harvests can influence in-stream ecosystem processes and biotic interactions via increases in light.

This year we’ll be collecting another year of pre-treatment data before harvesting on some sites begins in the fall of 2020.

This recruitment will be used to fill four part-time (a maximum of 40 hours per week) student technical assistant positions for the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University (OSU).

Position Duties

Technicians will be expected to assist with field data collection and routinely enter/process data throughout the summer. On a typical day, technicians will be responsible for packing gear using checklists, accompanying a crew driving out to private timber land, carrying backpacks of equipment out to study streams, following protocols to measure several ecological variables including aquatic vertebrates, macroinvertebrates, water chemistry, stream discharge, periphyton, and physical habitat, installing/maintaining sensors, keeping good notes and recording data, then hiking back to the truck and organizing samples.

Field efforts will involve some camping overnight at nearby campsites to minimize drive time. Technicians will later be responsible for entering data and processing periphyton samples in the lab. Fish and salamander sampling will be conducted using a backpack electroshocker, and fish will be anaesthetized and injected with PIT (passive integrated transponder) tags to monitor growth over the summer.

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Eligibility Requirements (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffa.oregonstate.edu%2Fstu-manual%2F500-employment-eligibility-requirements&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9250aabacf6d48f1255908d7afa4bdd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170994419401596&sdata=ho9jV%2BsMCcQoqYRAmEHDYQpFFJqDCAHMiaUJBcSDvnM%3D&reserved=0)

Additional Required Qualifications

Applicants should have experience working or otherwise spending time in the outdoors and be able to walk through small streams with overlying vegetation and uneven surfaces.

Field sites are in forested, mountainous terrain with steep slopes, dense understory vegetation and biting insects, and applicants should be prepared to work in a range of weather conditions from cold rain to extreme summer heat. Exposure to poison oak is a possibility.

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs, wear waders 8+ hours/day, handle live animals such as fish, salamanders, and invertebrates, and be comfortable working without cell service.

Additional qualifications include:

Working as a team member.

Following protocols

Thinking critically

Following safety guidelines

Being consistent

Maintaining a positive attitude

Expressing interest in aquatic ecology

Being enthusiastic about learning new skills

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

First aid training, using Microsoft Excel, driving on gravel roads in a 4WD vehicle, navigating in remote backcountry settings with heavy backpacks, and handling live animals.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Anticipated hours per week: 40 hours (summer)

Aspen Ecology Crew Lead & Technician – Nevada

Quaking Aspen Ecology Crew Lead & Technician – Summer 2020 (Tahoe Basin)

The Bisbing Forest Ecology & Silviculture Lab at UNR is hiring one crew lead and one field technician to sample quaking aspen forests in the East Lake Tahoe Basin, Nevada in summer 2019. Technicians will collect data to support forest ecology, health, and plant defensive compound research. Duties will include, but are not limited to, collecting basic forest ecology, forest health, and local environmental condition data, surveying understory plant communities, and collecting tissue samples for plant defensive compound extraction. Additional responsibilities may include data entry, data quality control, and laboratory plant sample preparation.

Preferred candidates will have previous experience working in the field, knowledge of tree measurements and forest ecosystem sampling, and the ability to live and work well with others for long hours under strenuous field conditions. Technicians should be capable of hiking long distances with a heavy pack, have the ability to work under inclement weather conditions, and be able to work collegially as part of a research team. Crew leads should have at least one summer of field technician experience. All crew members must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving a 4wd truck. Field work will involve driving on backcountry dirt roads and hiking and navigating off-trail.

The field season will run from late May or early June (dependent upon snowpack) through the end of August. Pay is $18/hour for the crew lead and $15/hr for the technician position. Camping on-site is provided as is a field vehicle for on-site work.

To apply, send one pdf document with a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Dr. Kellen Nelson at kellennelson@unr.edu. Review of applications will begin February 21 and continue until the positions are filled.

Summer 2020 REU opportunities at LUMCON

LUMCON’s 2020 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.lumcon.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf160de54a5bf4edee40e08d7aedba2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170130662743742&sdata=p3S3zO2kBBbKFZbXm72dNFRMUbqcOaktNo6TbivBV9w%3D&reserved=0) invites highly motivated undergraduates to apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions in our NSF-sponsored summer 2020 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. REU participants will spend ten weeks (June 1st – August 7th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors / mentor teams and participate in a series of career and skill-building workshops and activities while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON’s summer programs. Each student is paired with a scientific mentor(s) based on mutual research interests. The REU program is designed to give students a meaningful, hands-on research experience that takes advantage of state-of-the-art methods and technologies available at LUMCON. This summer, mentors are interested in supporting interns to conduct research in a number of topic areas, including: biogeochemistry, habitat forming species, dissolved organic matter cycling, aquaculture and fish physiology, microbial ecology, behavioral ecology, invertebrate diversity and ecology, disturbance ecology, ecosystem ecology, wetland science, and oil spill impacts. More information on the program and details on potential mentors and projects can be found at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flumcon.edu%2FREU&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf160de54a5bf4edee40e08d7aedba2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170130662743742&sdata=TbyPyS19As0sXzaAmLUJtb7rH4BqUUgh6yIke9PAKUY%3D&reserved=0.

Candidates must be available for the entire ten week period.  Successful applicants will receive a $500/week stipend; room and board at the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA; funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON; and funds to support their research.

The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in coastal and/or marine science, creative, hard-working, detail orientated, dedicated, and comfortable working as part of research team. Experience with field or laboratory research is a plus but not necessary. To be eligible you must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall (e.g., if you will graduate in May or June, you are NOT eligible). Students from underrepresented groups in sciences, from small colleges, and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: March 1st 2020.

Instructions for completing application packages which include (an online application form, copies of unofficial transcripts, contact information for two academic references, CV/resume, and a one page statement that describes your interest in the REU position, academic goals, and any previous research experience) can be found at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flumcon.edu%2FREU&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf160de54a5bf4edee40e08d7aedba2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170130662743742&sdata=TbyPyS19As0sXzaAmLUJtb7rH4BqUUgh6yIke9PAKUY%3D&reserved=0.

Questions about the program and/or application process should be addressed to LUMCON’s REU Site Program Director, Dr. Brian Roberts, at reu@lumcon.edu.

Full-time Research Technician Opening – University of Illinois


The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign seeks a *full time technician

in the DeLucia lab* (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.life.illinois.edu%2Fdelucia%2Findex.htm&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf160de54a5bf4edee40e08d7aedba2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170130662733749&sdata=MrrgNCUkIe7rELRsuzlU5mLQLonoxo%2FOXCEwwb2GUwU%3D&reserved=0).

This is a 12-month non-tenure-track Academic Professional position, and

can be renewed annually for an additional year, contingent on progress,

and the availability of funds. The overall goal of the project is to

investigate whether adaptive multi-paddock (AMP) grazing can increase

the delivery of regulating services from grazed pastures used for

livestock production compared to the “business as usual” continuous

grazing (CG). Our objectives are to: (1) Characterize the impact of AMP

on the regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs; CO2, CH4 and N2O) versus CG

management; (2) Quantify the efficiency at which pastures under AMP and

CG use water; and, (3) Understand the mechanisms by which grazing

management strategies affect CO2, CH4 and N2O and H2O fluxes from

pastures. This project is part of a multi-partner effort that helps

understand how grazing strategies affect farm resiliency, carbon

sequestration, soil diversity, animal wellbeing and productivity.

Partners include Arizona State University, Michigan State University,

Texas A&M University, Rice University, Colorado State University,

University of Exeter, and Carbon Nation.  The successful candidate will

conduct field work, laboratory experiments, and data processing and

analysis to characterize the impact of adaptive multi-paddock (AMP) on

the regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs; CO2, CH4 and N2O) versus

continuous grazing (CG) management; to quantify the efficiency at which

pastures under AMP and CG use water; and; to understand the mechanisms

by which grazing management strategies affect CO2, CH4 and N2O and H2O

fluxes from pastures


Establish and maintain eddy covariance towers and sampling of field

experiments on working farms in Alabama and Tennessee, U.S.A.  Extensive

travel to field sites will be required. Process data including data

generated from the eddy covariance towers; analyze soil, gas, and plant

samples. Prepare field supplies; maintain field instrumentation related

to this project (including canopy and soil chambers). Independently lead

scientific field research including survey design and implementation;

supervision, tasking and scheduling of staff; and maintaining

appropriate staffing levels to ensure project success. Purchase and

receive scientific supplies, maintaining an adequate level to support

project deliverables.  Assist with data compilation and analysis.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or

related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted

depending on depth and breadth of experience and skills as related to

this position.

Experience:  Required:   At least six months’ supervisory experience.

Research experience in the laboratory and/or field. Preferred: ÂÂ

Research experience in the field and in the laboratory related to

biogeochemistry (e.g., trace gas flux measurements, soil sampling, gas

chromatography, eddy covariance); experience working on farms and with

farmers. Experience using various statistical programs.

/Training, Licenses or Certifications: /

Required:   A valid driver’s license is required due to traveling to

research sites throughout the U.S.

/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: /

Ability to work effectively as both a team member/leader and

independently with minimal supervision. Basic computer skills (MS Word,

Excel). Ability to plan and coordinate research activities. Effective

communication, organizational, personal relations, and leadership

skills. Ability to travel to research sites throughout the U.S. for

short sampling campaigns. Prefer the ability to carry out statistical


/Environmental Demands: /

Ability to work long days in the field under hot and humid conditions.

/Salary:/ Commensurate with experience and qualifications

*Applications must be received by February 21, 2020*. To apply, all

candidates must submit an online profile through

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.illinois.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf160de54a5bf4edee40e08d7aedba2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170130662733749&sdata=SBCp4UZuo7UMHLnQjKQ6D%2FYXcVRQteM%2BcI8USiFZVv0%3D&reserved=0 by the close of the posting period. The

starting date is flexible as soon as April 1st. Qualified candidates

must upload a letter that details qualifications noted above, resume,

and the names and contact information of three professional references.ÂÂ

All requested information must be submitted for your application to be

considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For information about the position, please contact: Dr. Nuria

Gomez-Casanovas, ngomezca@igb.illinois

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas

and by Dr. Evan H. DeLucia.

Seasonal field technician in Healy, AK

Project description: The focus of our research program is to understand the effects of climate change on carbon cycling in tundra ecosystems. The field site borders Denali National Park in Healy, AK. Find more information about the research at:


Position duration: March 25th until November 2020 with some flexibility

Job description: Fieldwork will include the operation of technical sensors and data loggers, maintenance of experimental plots, measurements of ecosystem-level carbon exchange and ancillary environmental variables. The technician will work closely with a field manager, other technicians, graduate and undergraduate students to collect data and maintain field equipment. Other responsibilities will include data entry, preliminary data processing, and data quality control.

The technician will work and live in a shared rustic cabin with an outhouse, on the outskirts of Healy, Alaska near Denali Nat’l Park. Travel to and from the field site is via ATV or car.

Required qualifications:

B.S in biology/ecology or other related fields.

Must be eligible to work in the US (Canadian or Mexican applicants with TN visa eligibility is OK).

Must have a valid drivers license.

Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.

Must have attention to detail, ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.

Must have the desire to live and work in a remote setting.

Must have willingness to learn and operate technical sensors and data loggers.

Applicants should be prepared to work long hours, sometimes in cold and adverse weather conditions.

Desired qualifications:

Prior experience with technical sensors and data loggers, scientific fieldwork.

Carbon flux or ecosystem function measurements is beneficial, but not necessary.

To apply, please email Justin Ledman (justin.ledman@gmail.com  ) by March 1st 2020 with the following:

Cover letter,

CV or resume,

List of 3 references

Applications will be reviewed after the closing date, and you will be contacted for an interview.

REU Internship Program in Global Change Ecology at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD is now accepting applications for our summer 2020 REU program in Global Change Ecology.

Students conduct mentored research projects over 11 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into multiple aspects of global change ecology, including biodiversity loss, climate change, and invasive species. In addition to guided research projects, students will also participate in a rich assortment of training workshops, including R/statistics, science communication, and career development, but also enrichment activities and experiential field trips to the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. Housing is provided in our on-site dormitories complete with kitchens, and funds are available to help defray the costs of travel to and from the program.

To apply:     https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsolaa.si.edu%2Fsolaa%2F%23%2Fpublic&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf160de54a5bf4edee40e08d7aedba2c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637170130662733749&sdata=OcrSzoDbvlvTOmyGhl6%2B2KawLBJsPuK3r3vsavWdlk4%3D&reserved=0

Application deadline:      February 15, 2020 Midnight EST

Dates:         May to August, 2020 (specific dates to be TBD)

Eligibility:   Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Stipend:      $550 weekly stipend plus on-campus dorm housing available

Other support:      Assistance is available for travel to and from the program.

Spring Internship Opportunity with the Public Engagement Program at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

Intern with the Public Engagement Program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Public Engagement program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is seeking an intern to help with the research and development of hands-on activities related to women in STEM that will be implemented in public areas (i.e. public libraries). The work will involve conducting research to identify women from a variety of time periods, with a specific focus on contributions made by women of color, to feature in program materials. This research will be done independently and by working in collaboration with staff from other Smithsonian units, including the National Museum of American History, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of the American Indian, and the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Competitive applicants will have prior experience conducting independent research, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated interest in the history of STEM, women in STEM, and/or public engagement in STEM.

The intern will be based on the SERC campus in Edgewater, Maryland. This is a paid, full-time, 16-week internship ($550/week) funded by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. On-site housing is available. Travel reimbursement is available.

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to Dr. Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu) and Ms. Jillie Drutz (drutzj@si.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a goal of the internship starting as soon as possible. The specific start date will be agreed upon when the candidate has been chosen. Members of historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. For any questions, please contact Dr. Cawood.

Job: Last Call for Avian Field Technician for Spring/Summer 2020

*Job Title:* Avian Field Technician for Spring/Summer 2020

*Agency:* West Virginia University/U.S. Forest Service

*Location:* Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia

*Job Category:* Temporary/Seasonal Position

*Salary:* ~$2,000/month for 4 months. Housing and a shared field vehicle


*Start Date:* 04/09/2020

*Last Date to Apply:* 2/15/2020 (but applications are accepted and reviewed

on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible)

*Description:* Seeking a highly motivated avian field technician to assist

with game bird surveys from April 15 to May 10, avian point count surveys

from May 15 to July 10, and post-breeding bird surveys from July 15 to

early or mid-August. The data will be collected as part of research on

avian use of wildlife openings in the Monongahela National Forest in West

Virginia. In addition, the point count data will continue a 25-year dataset

of breeding bird surveys that is being used to assess long-term changes in

avian communities and abundance.

Fieldwork entails conducting evening modified singing-ground surveys for

American woodcock, morning modified drumming/gobbling surveys for ruffed

grouse and wild turkey, 10-minute morning point count surveys for breeding

songbirds, and morning transect surveys (and possibly mist-netting surveys)

for post-breeding songbirds. All survey protocols will be reviewed before

conducting the surveys, but the field technician should have prior

experience conducting point counts or identifying birds by sound.

Additional work will include deploying autonomous recording units and game

cameras, vegetation sampling, data entry, and data proofing. The technician

will be working closely with the supervisor, Hannah Clipp, and another

technician to access field site locations, but actual bird and vegetation

surveys will be conducted alone. The technician should expect to work 6–8

hours per day; because we are counting birds, field days will start early

(before sunrise) and will involve work on weekends, with days off during

inclement weather. Free housing and a field vehicle will be provided. The

field technician should expect rugged housing accommodations (just the

basics, no Internet), ranging from bunkhouses and cabins to campgrounds.

First aid/CPR training and driver safety training will also be provided at

no cost to the field technician.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume/CV (no page limit), and

contact information for 3 references to Hannah Clipp at hlclipp@mix.wvu.edu.

In your cover letter, please mention any experiences you have with birding,

camping, dealing with rugged field conditions, and/or navigating and

working alone in remote areas. At least one of the references should be

able to speak to any previous avian or other field technician experience.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


1.     Ability to identify eastern USA birds by sound and sight (required),

as well as previous experience with avian point count surveys (preferred)

2.     Earned (or are working towards) a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife

science, natural resources, or a similar field

3.     Ability to navigate in the field and deal with challenging,

difficult terrain (a lot of steep slopes)

4.     Comfortable working alone in a remote outdoor setting

5.     Ability and willingness to work in a one-, two-, or three-person

team and individually during early morning and late evening fieldwork

6.     Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

7.     Positive, upbeat attitude and strong work ethic

*Contact Person:* Hannah Clipp

*Contact Email:* hlclipp@mix.wvu.edu

Job: Avian Point Count Technician

*Job Title:* Avian Point Count Technician

*Agency:* West Virginia University/U.S. Forest Service

*Location:* Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia

*Job Category:* Temporary/Seasonal Position

*Salary:* ~$2,000/month for 2 months. Housing and a shared field vehicle


*Start Date:* 05/14/2020

*Last Date to Apply:* 2/22/2020 (but applications are accepted and reviewed

on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible)

*Description:* Seeking a highly motivated avian point count technician to

assist with morning point count surveys from May 14 (start date) to July 13

(end date). The data will be collected as part of a 25-year dataset of

breeding bird surveys from the Monongahela National Forest, which is being

used to assess long-term changes in avian communities and abundance.

Fieldwork entails conducting 10-minute morning point count surveys for

breeding songbirds and corresponding tree plot surveys. All survey

protocols will be reviewed before conducting the surveys, but the field

technician should have prior experience conducting point counts or

identifying eastern USA birds by sound, as well as identifying eastern USA

tree species. Additional work will include data entry and data proofing.

The technician will be working closely with the supervisor, Hannah Clipp,

and other technicians to access point count transect locations, but actual

bird and tree plot surveys will be conducted alone. The technician should

expect to work 6–8 hours per day; because we are counting birds, field days

will start early (before sunrise) and will involve work on weekends, with

days off during inclement weather. Free housing and a shared field vehicle

will be provided. The field technician should expect rugged housing

accommodations (just the basics, no Internet), ranging from bunkhouses and

cabins to campgrounds. First aid/CPR training and driver safety training

will also be provided at no cost to the field technician.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume/CV (no page limit), and

contact information for 3 references to Hannah Clipp at hlclipp@mix.wvu.edu.

In your cover letter, please mention any experiences you have with birding,

camping, dealing with rugged field conditions, and/or navigating and

working alone in remote areas. At least one of the references should be

able to speak to any previous avian or other field technician experience.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


1.     Ability to identify eastern USA birds by sound and sight (required),

as well as previous experience with avian point count surveys (preferred)

2.     Earned (or are working towards) a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife

biology, natural resources, or a similar field

3.     Ability to navigate off-trail and deal with challenging, difficult

terrain (a lot of steep slopes)

4.     Comfortable working alone in a remote outdoor setting

5.     Ability and willingness to work in a mulitple-person team and

individually during early morning fieldwork

6.     Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

7.     Positive, upbeat attitude and strong work ethic

*Contact Person:* Hannah Clipp

*Contact Email:* hlclipp@mix.wvu.edu

Honey bee field/lab technician position at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Gratton Lab  in the Entomology

Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting

applications for a full-time honey bee field/lab technician to begin around

June 3, 2020 and continue for 6 months.

Our lab aims to make science and ecology more inclusive of people of all

identities, and we strongly encourage people of color, and people of all

genders, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds to apply.  See our

full equity and inclusion statement on our website:


Other: SouthAfrica.VolFieldAssist.Meerkat

The Kalahari Meerkat Project is a long-term field project investigating
> the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of cooperative
> breeding. We are looking for volunteer field assistants to spend one
> year at our study site in the South African Kalahari Desert, collecting
> behavioural data on our habituated meerkat population.
> We offer our volunteers extensive training in field- and data skills such
> as animal handling, radio-tracking, observing animals in the wild and
> working with databases. Accommodation, food and a small living allowance
> will be provided, and we will contribute �300 towards travel expenses
> following successful completion of the 12 month field season. We also
> offer a limited number of full travel stipends for applicants from the
> African continent.
> Successful applicants usually have a good degree in the biological
> sciences and will be enthusiastic, hardworking and physically
> fit. As it takes some time to learn the necessary field skills,
> we will only consider volunteers who are able to stay for a full 12
> months. We are also only able to accept volunteers who have a driving
> license. We are currently short-listing applicants to start from
> June to December 2020. Anyone interested should visit our website
> (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkalahari-meerkats.com%2Fkmp%2Fvolunteering%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C3cde8f2a7ddc4265f66008d7ae23969b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637169340181045849&sdata=%2BDADgLLJPbmx8MrkCldzK7nvtERqa0tp8CNS0OdUBWE%3D&reserved=0) for more info and
> details of how to apply.
> Deadline: 1 March (spontaneous applications beyond this date are welcome)
> Frank Groenewoud & Jack Thorley
> Contact: meerkat.volunteers@gmail.com
> Frank Groenewoud <fg376@cam.ac.uk>

Seasonal Schoodic Institute Field Ecology Technician Announcement

Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting two

seasonal Field Ecology Technicians to assist in forest, bird, and

intertidal ecological research in the Acadia National Park region.

Position Description: Ecology Field Technicians (2)

Duration: June 1, 2020 to November 6, 2020

Reports to: Schoodic Institute science staff (Hannah Webber, Seth Benz,

Sarah Hooper)

Location: Winter Harbor, Maine

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

We are looking to fill 2 temporary, full-time Field Technician positions.

About Schoodic Institute: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a

501(c)3 non-profit organization. Schoodic Institute is advancing

understanding of environmental change, developing conservation solutions,

and engaging people in scientific discoveries. The Institute’s goal is to

be a national leader for research and education that inspires environmental

stewardship and fosters bright futures for parks and people. From its

Acadia National Park campus in coastal Maine, the Institute engages

scientists, educators, students, and the public in addressing complex

challenges of a rapidly changing environment. We focus on forest, bird, and

marine ecosystems, global change, citizen science, and science

communication. Our year-round campus includes classrooms, laboratories, and

meeting spaces surrounded by wild, rugged shorelines and thousands of acres

of evergreen forest. Campus infrastructure enables us to convene and host

public events, and provides an inspirational setting for education and art

programs, workshops, and conferences.

Primary Responsibilities:

Ecology Field Technicians will work on all aspects of a wide variety of

projects including intertidal research, bird surveys, citizen science

experiences, and forest sampling–perform field observations and sample

collection, handling, and processing; assist with Schoodic Institute

programs and Earthwatch expeditions; and track and maintain equipment.

Field Technicians are responsible for data management and initial syntheses

of collected data.

The Field Technicians are mentored by Schoodic Institute staff. Once

trained, the Field Technicians will lead intern and volunteer field crews.

These are full time (40 hours/week) seasonal positions. Daily and weekly

work schedules may fluctuate. Work days can be up to twelve hours long. In

some instances, such as intertidal work during low tide, work days may be

split with morning and evening work. At times work will begin at dawn and

go through dusk. The work week may include weekends.

Qualified applicants need to be able to work in challenging outdoor

conditions, learn on the go, work in small teams, and efficiently collect

and record field data.

Location: The Field Technician’s primary work location is on the Schoodic

Peninsula near Winter Harbor, ME; field work may occur throughout Acadia

National Park and surrounding locations. Residence is required on the

Schoodic Institute campus (on the Schoodic Peninsula, note: the nearest

city, Ellsworth, ME, with full services is 45 minutes away), where housing

in a co-ed shared apartment will be provided by Schoodic Institute.


●      Follow established, standardized field procedures for land-based and

intertidal monitoring,

●      Train and lead groups of Earthwatch volunteers in safe and

scientifically rigorous field data collection,

●        Monitoring activities include the following observation activities:

o   Select bird, plant, insect, and intertidal organism abundance and


o   Breeding bird population counts

●      Operate and maintain monitoring equipment,

●        Use citizen science data collection apps in field work,

●      Perform plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation

system, measuring and marking plots,

●      Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment,

●      Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations


●      Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., weather,

terrain, diverse habitats),

●      Carry, move and lift supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to field

sites (through, over, and in remote and uneven terrain),

●      Follow safety and field operations policy and procedures,

●      Other duties for Schoodic Institute as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

●      High School diploma or equivalent.

●      Must be at least 18 years of age.

●      Proficiency with MS Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word) and Google


●      Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

●      High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

●      Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

●      Strong work ethic and enthusiasm.

●      Ability to perform in strenuous outdoor activity, carry field

equipment and endure different outdoor field conditions including cold and

wet weather and extreme heat.

●      Current and valid State issued driver’s license with insurable

Department of Motor Vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving

offenses excluded) as determined by Acadia National Park.

●      Ability to travel/hike/walk on uneven terrain to work site.

●      Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules

(up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early

mornings, evenings and weekends.

Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

●      Bachelor’s degree in an associated scientific discipline (ecology,

forestry, zoology or related field).

●      Experience conducting ecology related lab or field work.

●      Experience backcountry hiking and navigating (maps, compass, and


●      Experience leading field sampling or monitoring activities, hikes,

or assisting conservation stewards with seasonal nature observations.

●      Experience in leading volunteers on field sampling or monitoring

activities or observation hikes.

●      Must have permanent authorization for US employment.

Co-ed housing in a shared apartment will be provided on the Schoodic

Institute campus within Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute is an

Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to search@schoodicinstitute.org.

Subject line: Ecology Field Technician

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

This position does not include health insurance benefits, holiday pay, or

sick time. Schoodic Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NEON/Battelle Job Openings

Battelle manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) project, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems.  Our teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data.  Once structures are completed, a leading edge cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information.  The Observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.

Battelle is seeking Temporary Field Technicians. Open positions in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Montana, Colorado, Washington, and Alaska.

Temporary Field Technicians perform seasonal and periodic sampling of physical, chemical and biological data at one (1)-five (5) field sites, while exercising good judgement and decision-making abilities to interpret protocol requirements. Temporary Field Technicians are assigned an area of primary responsibility within the scope of data collection: botany, entomology, mammalogy, and limnology.


*       High School Diploma.  Some post high school, specialized training or technical certificate may be required.

*       Knowledge of best practices for accurate and repeatable field and laboratory measurements across multiple scientific disciplines. Complex and variable systems require judgment and independent decision-making abilities

*       Technical skills using best practices in field and ability to identify aquatic or terrestrial flora and fauna to genus and species.

*       Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.

*       Employment is contingent on background screen, drug screen, motor vehicle records check and physical.

*       Must possess a current and valid State issued driver’s license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle’s insurance provider.

If interested, visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fadtrk.tw%2Ftp%2Frj6-TgR5M.e-K&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220721824&amp;sdata=f9l1c7IZvATBxpVvTAp%2BrjhuAjn7O7ebpf1PSeJBmN8%3D&amp;reserved=0

Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to  race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Seeking a seasonal botanist for grassland surveys


A seasonal botanist position is available to study vascular plant diversity

in remnant and restored grasslands in northern Virginia. Temperate

grasslands are the world’s most endangered biome. Grasslands in the

southeastern US are botanically rich but most are small and isolated, and

there is limited information available about how to restore them. The

seasonal botanist will work with Leighton Reid (Restoration Ecology Lab at

Virginia Tech ), Bert Harris (Clifton

Institute ), Amy Johnson (Virginia Working

Landscapes ), and Jordan Coscia

(Virginia Working Landscapes). The botanist will be hired by Virginia Tech

and will live and work near Warrenton, Virginia.

*Responsibilities*: The seasonal botanist will be expected to:

·       Spend 5 hours per day over 10-12 weeks (May-August) surveying

grassland plant communities across northern Virginia

·       Spend 3 hours per day keying plant specimens and entering data

·       Work with interns and volunteers

*Preferences*: Preference will be given to applicants who:

·       Demonstrate strong plant identification skills

·       Demonstrate a strong ability to work independently as well as with

a team

·       Demonstrate a strong work ethic, capacity for logistics, and time

management skills

·       Have a valid driver’s license

*Benefits*: The successful botanist may expect to receive:

·       A wage of $10 per hour (approximately $1700 per month)

·       Free housing at the Clifton Institute in Warrenton, Virginia

·       Reimbursement for mileage driven on their personal vehicle for

fieldwork ($0.58 per mile)

·       Authorship on resulting publications as appropriate (


*To apply*: Please send the following materials in an email to Leighton

Reid (jlreid@vt.edu):

·       A 1-page cover letter describing your motivation and

qualifications, including your experience with plant identification in the


·       A brief resume

Questions: Email any questions about this position to Leighton Reid (


Summer Field Assistant – Arctic LTER

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for 2 summer field assistant positions on an ongoing ecological research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems Center and its programs, visit our web site at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fecosystems.mbl.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220721824&amp;sdata=qNzE%2BDi6kjr6Fbps3cJaracp2Bzn1QDM%2ByJhrBsNXnU%3D&amp;reserved=0. Information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is available at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fecosystems.mbl.edu%2FARC%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220721824&amp;sdata=91lZGH95lTiIeIlFV5o%2BepTgsu16uoprKuXuwN%2BsfIA%3D&amp;reserved=0 and information about the Toolik Field Station is available at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uaf.edu%2Ftoolik%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220721824&amp;sdata=xxCI%2BILE51ZXcisBp4HFKYZvm7qbihVIbX0PLlkk%2F1M%3D&amp;reserved=0.

    Chemistry Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in natural water samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements through the preparation of standards and reagents, and the maintenance of instruments for a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station. Some field work involved. Prior chemistry experience is required.

    General Aquatic Summer FA: This position will involve sampling lakes for a variety of routine and non-routine limnological parameters, basic data analysis, and some laboratory chemistry. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of one or more senior project collaborators.

Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field Station for 2-3 months during June, July and August. Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid for by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the station and a salary.

APPLY ONLINE: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Frecruiting.ultipro.com%2FMAR1033MBL%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220721824&amp;sdata=pStgP9xkPPSjyFls2xVpRV3eZVtQFiJbM1TN96HkHwE%3D&amp;reserved=0

Summer Field Assistant – Arctic Lake Warming

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a temporary field assistant positions on a lake warming project. The positions will largely be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems Center and its programs, visit our web site at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fecosystems.mbl.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220731819&amp;sdata=pv7FJpKLQcpFdD6V%2BLb9EBii2PKLmuTarwAzq5vuQe0%3D&amp;reserved=0.

This position will involve sampling lakes for a variety of routine and non-routine limnological parameters, including benthic production and benthic and pelagic nitrogen fixation. In addition the successful candidate should be familiar with basic data analysis, and some laboratory chemistry. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of one or more senior project collaborators.

Candidates will depart for Toolik field station in mid June and stay in the field until the end of September.  Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid for by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the station and a salary.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must be college graduates (BS or MS), with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology.

Preferred Qualifications: Some background aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, or ecosystems ecology preferred. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential. A candidate with previous experience using a gas chromatograph is preferred. Previous experience with boats and other limnological gear is useful but not required.

APPLY ONLINE: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Frecruiting.ultipro.com%2FMAR1033MBL%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220731819&amp;sdata=KS%2FWlTpNx3lrxK2AkgQLKu08JFTvuS6ogVhS5z1D7s8%3D&amp;reserved=0

Modoc County California Summer Jobs

Under supervision, these positions will help with research and outreach for a team of UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and UC Cooperative Extension Specialists on a variety of topics. The Seasonal Research Assistants will assist in completing research on groundwater, range management, wild horses, juniper, irrigated lands, habitat restoration, wildlife, and more. They will also complete a variety of duties associated with talking to stakeholders, interacting with collaborating agencies, and creating outreach materials. This position will be expected to perform other duties, as needed, including photography, writing, and data input. The ability to work in remote, harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and interact well with a variety of people is required. There is one three month position and one six month position available starting about June 1, 2020.


•    Organizing current research and outreach efforts and data

•    Talking to stakeholders, interacting with collaborating agencies, and creating outreach materials

•    Field monitoring, photography, and other duties as assigned

Job Requirements and Preferences

•    Experience with plant ID, livestock, agriculture, geology, and/or rangeland management

•    Experience outdoors on public land, private ranches, or other agriculture experience

•    Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher)

•    Experience taking pictures and creating posters, presentations, and flyers

•    Excellent organizational skills

•    Ability to work productively and communicate as part of a team, as well as independently under general direction to accomplish team goals

•    Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps in remote rangeland settings and collect coordinates with hand-held GPS units

•    Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record and experience operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs on paved and unpaved roads, often in narrow or rocky areas

Job Details

•    Position is based on an approximately 40 hour week with irregular work hours and schedule

•    Position for recently graduated or current students

•    One three month and one six month position starting June 1, 2020

•    This is an hourly paid internship ($12.00 per hour, $2100 monthly minimum)

•    Shared housing may be available for $250/month

•    Check out cemodoc.ucanr.edu for our December 2019 newsletter talking about our current research and the 2019 seasonal experiences

To Apply

Send Resume, Cover Letter, and 2 References to lksnell@ucanr.edu by March 20, 2020

For questions please contact Laura Snell at 530-233-6400 or lksnell@ucanr.edu

UC ANR is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Soil Chemistry Lab Technologist – Oklahoma State University

The Jilling Lab in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Oklahoma State University is seeking a full-time technician to assist with lab and field activities. Our research focuses on soil organic matter dynamics and plant-microbe-mineral interactions. The position will be primarily lab-based, but will involve occasional work in the greenhouse and field. The successful candidate will assist with lab setup and maintenance, operation of lab instruments, sampling and analysis of soil samples, and will contribute to data summary and analysis. They will also assist graduate and undergraduate students in their lab work.

The position will remain open until filled.

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fokstate.csod.com%2Fats%2Fcareersite%2FJobDetails.aspx%3Fsite%3D8%26id%3D7632&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220741813&amp;sdata=0oJW1zU6ROQHKkyLkN5ln5FXPmFSMcz1LYGDwdxLSLo%3D&amp;reserved=0

Seasonal Zoo Keeper in Conservation and Research (Amphibians & Reptiles)

The Seasonal Keeper in the Conservation & Research Department assists the Research Husbandry Technician in all aspects of husbandry of the Memphis Zoo’s colonies of endangered dusky gopher frogs and Louisiana pine snakes, as well as general maintenance of enclosures and habitats.

Opening is available beginning April 1 and must be filled by May 15, and ends on Aug 31.

Essential Job Functions:

– Actively observes animals behavior, checking for any signs of illness or disorder; reports irregularities and abnormal behavior to supervisor; works with vet staff to address observed behaviors.

– Prepares and administers appropriate daily diets at designated times throughout each day.

– Maintains accurate feeding, health, and welfare records of assigned animals.

– Thoroughly cleans and disinfects assigned animal enclosures/habitats /aquatic systems, and ensures cleanliness throughout the day.

– Maintains adequate stock of all section supplies, and reports low inventory levels to manager in a timely manner.

– Exercise good judgement when making decisions that affect our collection.

– Assists science team with all aspects of conservation & research.

– Assists the Emergency Response team in animal events.

– Crates and moves animals as directed, ensuring the safety transport and well-being of the animals.

– Facilitates formal and informal public presentations to educate the public and provide positive guest experiences.

Minimum Requirements:

– High school Diploma or Equivalent.

– Experience in handling nonvenomous snakes, reptiles or amphibians.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Biology, or a related field.

– Experience in husbandry of captive reptiles or amphibians


– Written and oral communication proficiency.

– Proficient in MS Office, current technology and applications for communication, research and record keeping.

– Records and reports creation and management.

– Problem Solving/Analysis.

– Stress Management/Composure.

– Teamwork Orientation.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Reporting Structure: Research Scientist

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a seasonal position that works up to 30 hrs per week and may require weekend work.

Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderately loud while on Zoo grounds.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Application website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.memphiszoo.org%2Fcareers&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C55827543791d4fa129f208d7abb6ddf4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637166674220741813&amp;sdata=z%2FJt08KcTjuVmx%2BAWjg2FvV%2FH1f04qiueVUfmPg8%2F9s%3D&amp;reserved=0

Application deadline: April 30, 2020 (applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Questions should be directed to Dr. Steve Reichling, Director of Conservation and Research, Memphis Zoo (sreichling@memphiszoo.org)

Field ecology research internships availiable

Field Ecology Research Internships available in the long term climate change study

B4Warmed project overview:

Northern Minnesota is a focal point of potential climate warming impacts because it sits at the transition between boreal and temperate forest biomes.  B4WARMED (Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger) is a unique manipulative experiment that warms plants and soil in the field to examine tree seedling and germinant response to warming with respect to physiology, phenology, growth, and survival. For more information: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforestecology.cfans.umn.edu%2Fresearch%2Fclimate-change&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785318865&amp;sdata=xEq0HEZtyuceSI81URIdjA6hnLB05o16YaKklXrB7nQ%3D&amp;reserved=0

Position overview:

We seek independent and mature undergraduate or newly graduated students with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, or a related field for paid field research internships ($11/hr). Openings start in the middle/end of April and go until the end of November. Start dates for the openings are flexible and up for negotiation. On average, an internship lasts about 4 months. Typical workdays are eight hours Monday through Friday, however, some tasks require early morning, evening, or weekend work. A valid driver’s license is required. Personal vehicles helpful but not required. Successful hires will work through a variety of tasks with primary focus on tree biometric, ecophysiological and ecological measurements and data collections in the field with occasional site maintenance, laboratory work, and treatment implementation. The intern will work in an individual and team setting. Consequently, a maturity to work autonomously often with long hours is required.


•    Work independently to collect biotic and abiotic data in field and laboratory settings in accordance with established protocols

•    Measure plant growth, physiology, and phenology

•    Measure soil characteristics and processes

•    Data entry using Excel and Google drive

•    Implement rainfall reduction treatment

•    Routine maintenance of field sites, field instruments, and research equipment, including a Licor 6400xt.

•    Lab work includes data entry, biomass assessments, and leaf area analysis

•    Aiding principal investigators and graduate students as needed.

Desired qualifications: 1) Eagerness to work hard in an outdoor setting. 2) Capacity to collect data following established protocols. 3) Familiarity with plant and tree species of northern Minnesota. 4) Willingness to work well and play well with others and live in a remote area with others and/or alone. 5) Curiosity and passion for the natural world. 6) Flexibility to adapt to a frequently changing schedule. 7) Demonstrated ability to work under changing weather conditions with large swarms of insects.

Research sites:

Fieldwork will be split between research sites at the Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcfc.cfans.umn.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785318865&amp;sdata=OMmPXudZgeqeKVINn0hdv1LNoodTfeiv1AxyLP5H%2BGg%3D&amp;reserved=0) and the Hubachek Wilderness Research Center (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcfc.cfans.umn.edu%2Ffacilities%2Fhubachek&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785328872&amp;sdata=DK2w3Fx%2FFf9H4eHDwQv55pnZMMozrJwkz9v08szp%2Bb4%3D&amp;reserved=0) near Ely, MN. Both research sites are in beautiful forested settings and provide access to the natural areas of northern Minnesota including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. An individual’s home base will be at either of these locations, though travel between sites will be required depending on project needs. University vehicles are used for such travel. On-site housing with furnishing and a kitchen will be available for a small fee.


Applications will be reviewed as they come and potential candidates will be contacted for a phone interview. Please send a cover letter (including available working dates), one-page resume, and contact information for two references electronically to:

Artur Stefanski


Department of Forest Resources

University of Minnesota

St Paul, MN 55108 USA

Job: Summer Native Bee Technicians – Nachusa Grasslands, IL

2 summer technicians – native bee diversity and bumble bee ecology


Native bee diversity technician: Full-time May 1 – August 31

Bumble bee ecology technician: Full-time June 15 – August 31

Start/end dates flexible.

Location:  The Nachusa Grasslands, a tallgrass prairie restoration run by the Nature Conservancy in Franklin Grove, Illinois


Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota


Sean Griffin, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin


Compensation: $12/hour with free housing on-site

Housing will be provided at the Nachusa Grasslands, where the technicians will live with other summer technicians, visiting undergrad and graduate students, and volunteers. Field vehicles & gas are provided by the preserve for transportation among field sites.

Project description:  With over 80% of natural prairie habitat in the United States lost due to agricultural development and much of the remaining prairie in danger from further degradation, conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy have become involved in active prairie plant restoration in order to preserve biodiversity and protect this unique ecosystem.  However, very little is known about how these restoration efforts affect communities of pollinators, which are an essential ecological group due to their mutualistic relationship with plants.  In light of worldwide concern about the recent decline of bees, it is necessary to assess how prairie restoration is affecting pollinator communities.  In our research, we investigate bee communities in an ongoing tallgrass prairie restoration run by The Nature Conservancy at the Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois. We compare bee communities in restored prairie to remnant prairie to determine whether bees benefit from prairie restoration. Since 2013, we have collected bee diversity and abundance data by collecting bees in bowl traps. We will continue this data collection in 2020.

This year we are adding two new project components. 1) To better capture the full bee diversity at Nachusa, we will also be hand-netting native bees in particular microhabitats within the preserve and off of focal plant taxa. 2) Due to recent documentation of the Rusty Patch Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) at Nachusa, we are implementing intensive, non-lethal monitoring of bumble bees on the preserve. This year, we will pilot bumble bee-focused occupancy surveys.

Summer technician job description:

Native bee diversity technician:

We are hiring one technician to address two of the above project components: 1) bowl trapping to continue our long-term data set with associated plant community surveys, and 2) hand-netting native bees in focal microhabitats.

Bumble bee ecology:

We are hiring one technician to focus on bumble bee surveys with associated plant community surveys. Ideally, this technician will have prior expertise in identifying Midwestern bumble bee species in the field.

Requirements: Must have an interest in insects and pollinators and/or plants, be an independent worker, and have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications: Prior experience netting bees. Prior experience identifying Midwestern bumble bee species in the field or laboratory (bumble bee technician). Prior experience identifying tallgrass prairie plants or working with plant ID keys. Prior experience pinning and labeling insect specimens.

For students: There is ample scope for continuing to work with these data sets after the field season, e.g. for a thesis or to co-author future papers arising from these data.

To apply BY MARCH 6, 2020: Email BOTH Bethanne (bethanne.ab@gmail.com) and Sean (srgriffin108@gmail.com) with a resume, list of ecology/evolution/entomology/natural science courses taken, list of any relevant skills, a brief (1 paragraph or less) statement of interest in the project and what you would hope to get out of the experience (e.g. learning new skills, building up research experience, learning about a new ecosystem, etc.), and the names and contact information of 2-3 references.

Science Communication Specialist – North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange

The Joint Fire Science Program’s North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange is hiring!  Details here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fuj7n2tw&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785308875&amp;sdata=qTtFLN8h4y47PAaVwY4EBKAXPSrBswa%2FNjNCw2ptdvA%3D&amp;reserved=0

Paid Zoo Conservation Research Internship (Amphibian Ecology and Conservation)

Organization: Memphis Zoo

Location: Memphis, TN, United States

Job or Internship: Amphibian Ecology and Conservation Research Internship

Start Date: May 4th, 2020

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Job Description:

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

Specific Project & Internship Description:

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

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

Support Provided:

1) A stipend of $4,320 for the entire internship

2) Free housing in the Memphis Zoo’s condominium, located near the Zoo, for the duration of the internship. The condominium has two bedrooms and houses up to four people, and interns may be required to share a bedroom with a same-sex roommate.

Requirements for this Position:

Applicants must have a B.S. or at least three years of college level course work in biology or a related field. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong academic record and a particular interest in amphibian ecology. Experience with field experiments, laboratory techniques, and data analysis is preferred, but not required. Interns must have a strong work ethic and a willingness and flexibility to work consecutive days (including weekends) depending on the need of the animals. Interns must be comfortable with potentially working long hours in the lab and under uncomfortable conditions in the field. Other requirements include the ability to work with a team and independently, follow instruction, and exhibit excellent oral and written skills.


This internship is full-time, 4-month internship. The intern must be able to start on Monday, May 4th, 2020 and be present for the entire period.

Materials to Submit:

Visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.memphiszoo.org%2Fcareers&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785308875&amp;sdata=0Rcc%2BhjhBPrTUtmgr8W6EUU%2FzZxcCd1uiyHxZ2PuuIw%3D&amp;reserved=0 to apply online. Make sure to select the correct internship, as there may be several concurrent research internship postings. Materials required in the online application include (1) a cover letter or letter of interest, (2) CV, (3) unofficial college transcript, and (4) a list of three professional references. Submit these materials as a single PDF file via the Memphis Zoo job application website. Applications with incomplete materials will not be considered.

Question regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Sinlan Poo (spoo@memphiszoo.org) with “Amphibian Research Internship” in the subject line.

Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Hiring Waterbird Intern – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory


The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time intern to assist with waterbird field studies.  The internship will begin on March 2, 2020 with a 6-month commitment.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The intern will assist with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.southbayrestoration.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785308875&amp;sdata=YZIZcPrVtHyHBh0t4tI8fQqdy%2FEqQNZgkAh5NwNJQJw%3D&amp;reserved=0). The intern may assist with additional projects in the Waterbird Program, including SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring, Colonial Waterbird Nest Monitoring, and Avian Disease Prevention programs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfbbo.org%2Favian-science.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785308875&amp;sdata=fcQSwtN8U%2BRXG%2FsPmR2FN5V7xwxp%2FEDiY3bPRHzJ3Fg%3D&amp;reserved=0).

Key Responsibilities:

•    Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay ponds

•    Conduct gull counts and behavioral surveys at local landfills

•    Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism outbreaks

•    Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work

•    Enter, proof, and manage data collected

•    Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

•    Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field

•    Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls)

•    Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field

•    Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust, salt spray)

•    Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings, evenings and some weekends

•    Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail

•    Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal vehicle

•    Ability to navigate and orient using maps

•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

•    Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field

•    Excellent waterbird identification skills

•    Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)

•    Solid computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Access and Excel

•    Experience conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay

Compensation:   Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field.  This is a full-time internship position.  A stipend of $250/week will be provided.  Shared housing is available at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.  An SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.

To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to Dr. Max Tarjan, mtarjan@sfbbo.org:  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. The deadline for applications is February 18th.  SFBBO is an EOE.

Field assistant job – EcoEpidemiology lab at Columbia University

The eco-epidemiology lab at Columbia University (Diuk-Wasser lab: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fecoepidemiologylab.e3b.columbia.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785298889&amp;sdata=HwHErFDSBvTDNJQu%2BbG%2BtvIhG8MLfvHL0Ab1eSQke24%3D&amp;reserved=0) has multiple paid research assistant positions for the 2020 summer field season to work on one of these projects:

(1) Host association of the Lyme disease agent on Block Island, RI

(2) New York City coupled natural-human system (human dimensions)

(3) New York City coupled natural-human system (the natural cycle)

Host association of the Lyme disease agent on Block Island, RI

This research will examine mammalian and avian host specialization by the spirochetal bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. We are recruiting motivated field technician(s) for field sampling from late May through the end of August on Block Island, RI. Primary duties will include handling and processing (collecting blood, tissue, and ticks) samples from small mammals, sampling for questing ticks, and mist netting, handling, and processing samples from birds. Other duties include bird surveys (depending on skills), maintaining field equipment and data entry. This position will provide strong field training in tick species and life-stage identification, data collection and management skills, tick collection methods, and mark-recapturing of small mammals. Preference will be given to individuals with experience collecting blood samples, having knowledge of the New England avian fauna, and having experience conducting bird point counts.

NYC coupled natural-human system (human dimensions)

This project examines the human dimensions of the coupled human natural system of Lyme disease on Staten Island, NY. Our research team will conduct household epidemiological surveys and tick dragging in residential properties to evaluate the human exposure to ticks and the risk of Lyme disease in urban areas. The responsibilities of the RA will include: conducting in-person recruitment and surveys to householders, conducting an ecological assessment of the property that includes tick sampling in the yard, and coordinating field logistics and data entry with a field crew of 3-4 students. The start date is negotiable; however, we aim to start the position May 25th, 2020. This position will provide strong training in conducting epidemiological surveys in the field, tick collection and identification, and data management skills.

NYC coupled natural-human system (the natural cycle)

This project examines the natural transmission cycle of the Lyme disease agent within the coupled human natural system on Staten Island, NY. Our mobile research team will collect samples from small mammals (blood, tissue, and ticks), sample questing ticks, and use camera traps in urban public parks to understand the ecological drivers of Lyme disease risk on Staten Island. Experience leading a field crew and small mammal trapping is preferred. The start date is negotiable; however, we aim to start the position May 18th, 2020. Early morning and late afternoon hours, as well as Sunday evenings, are required. This position will provide strong field training in tick species and life-stage identification, data collection and management skills, tick collection methods, and mark-recapturing of small mammals with opportunities to participate in mesomammal trapping.

Relevant information for all positions

Housing, field equipment, and transportation within the study area will be provided. Jobs are full time, 35-40 hours/week.  Wage is commensurate with education and experience. Applicants should have interest in disease ecology/environmental health/epidemiology/public health, have strong leadership skills, and be highly organized with clear handwriting. Technician(s) must be in good physical condition and capable of working in unfavorable environmental conditions (e.g. rain, heat, tick infested forest). A valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record is required. If interested, please fill the google form where you can provide a list of three professional references and attach a single pdf document (with your last name in the subject) including 1) a cover letter (noting which position you are applying to) and relevant field experience; and 2) a CV/resume by March 1st, 2020, for full consideration.

Link to the application: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2FR1pYMxHOmGZhyPb32&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C803909d387244fa49f7308d7aaed9a03%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637165809785298889&amp;sdata=MNMLjzxFfvuKABEJjKenoOGkOa4kLo6%2BMsus5rmFcSY%3D&amp;reserved=0

Please contact Maria Diuk-Wasser if you have any questions: mad2256@columbia.edu

Job announcement: Seeds of Success Technicians (2) in Buffalo, WY

The Chicago Botanic Garden is hiring two Seeds of Success technicians working in northeast Wyoming to make native seed collections as part of the Seeds of Success program with the Bureau of Land Management. Crews will be based out of the BLM office in Buffalo, Wyoming and will be starting May 14 with SOS Training and working 5 months to mid-September. The technicians will be part of a three-person crew, with one lead botanist.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to CBG HR at employment@chicagobotanic.org and Chris Woolridge at cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org. Resumes should include relevant education and professional experience(s) and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until positions have been filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted within 1 week to schedule a phone interview.

For any questions regarding the positions, please contact Chris Woolridge at: cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org.


Required Qualifications: B.S./B.A. or Ms. in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, or a related field; Strong plant identification skills (to species), comfort with using dichotomous keys, and knowledge of plant taxonomy; Experience maintaining accurate and detailed data records (in field and in electronic databases such as Excel/Access); Capable of conducting daily field work in rough terrain in harsh environmental conditions (heat, rain, biting insects), and motivating a field crew through those tough conditions.

Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with plants and ecosystems of the western U.S.; Experience conducting field work related to plant research, identification, restoration, and/or seed collection (through SOS programs or other seed handling/collecting work); Experience driving large field vehicles with 4-wheel drive; driving on gravel and dirt roads; off-road driving; Experience hiking and backcountry camping, and the willingness to do so for this position; Experience working with agency, academic, private, or non-profit partners to coordinate, plan, and execute fieldwork on public or private lands; Familiarity with ArcGIS to display maps, visualize georeferenced data, and interface with GPS units; Wilderness First Aid or other field safety training

These are salaried positions (40-hour work week) at $17.53/hour. There is a per diem budget available to cover camping and field work expenses.

Job announcement: Seeds of Success Technicians (2) in Las Vegas, NV

The Chicago Botanic Garden is hiring two Seeds of Success technicians working in the Mojave Desert to make native seed collections as part of the Seeds of Success program with the Bureau of Land Management. Crews will be based out of the BLM office in Las Vegas and will be starting March 2nd and working 8 months to go through October. Each technician will be part of a three-person crew.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to CBG HR at employment@chicagobotanic.org and Chris Woolridge at cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org. Resumes should include relevant education and professional experience(s) and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until positions have been filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted within 1 week to schedule a phone interview.

For any questions regarding the positions, please contact Chris Woolridge at: cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org.


Required Qualifications: B.S./B.A. or Ms. in Biology, Ecology, Botany, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, or a related field; Strong plant identification skills (to species), comfort with using dichotomous keys, and knowledge of plant taxonomy; Experience maintaining accurate and detailed data records (in field and in electronic databases such as Excel/Access); Capable of conducting daily field work in rough terrain in harsh environmental conditions (heat, rain, biting insects), and motivating a field crew through those tough conditions.

Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with plants and ecosystems of the western U.S.; Experience conducting field work related to plant research, identification, restoration, and/or seed collection (through SOS programs or other seed handling/collecting work); Experience driving large field vehicles with 4-wheel drive; driving on gravel and dirt roads; off-road driving; Experience hiking and backcountry camping, and the willingness to do so for this position; Experience working with agency, academic, private, or non-profit partners to coordinate, plan, and execute fieldwork on public or private lands; Familiarity with ArcGIS to display maps, visualize georeferenced data, and interface with GPS units; Wilderness First Aid or other field safety training

These are salaried positions (40-hour work week) at $17.53/hour. There is a per diem budget available to cover camping and field work expenses.

seasonal amphibian/reptile tech on Florida panhandle

We are looking to hire 1-2 candidates this month and possibly another later this spring!

Job Description:

Candidate will work with Virginia Tech to assist with research, monitoring, and management of reticulated flatwoods salamander and other wildlife on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Position will require working a combination of days/nights in potentially adverse conditions (high heat, cold rain, wind).  Responsibilities will include monitoring drift fences and conducting dipnet surveys for flatwoods salamanders, habitat restoration work in federally endangered reticulated flatwoods salamander breeding ponds, rearing flatwoods salamander larvae in cattle tanks, conducting gopher tortoise burrow surveys, and data entry/proofing.  Candidate must be able to walk several miles in inclement weather over uneven terrain while carrying up to 30 pounds of equipment, be able to work in standing water using hip waders, be able to haul large, awkward brush and cut woody debris weighing up to 50 lbs for short distances out of wetland basins for up to 8 hrs/day, be able to follow complex protocols while wet, cold, tired, and being bitten by mosquitos at night.  Work will begin in February and will continue for at least three months and possibly through May or early June 2020.  Hours are variable, including nights and weekends, but will total 36-40 hours week.  Shared housing is provided.  Successful applicants will be adaptable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, comfortable working on an active military base, comfortable working alone and with others at night, and able to live and work harmoniously with others.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Timothy Calhoun (timjc16@vt.edu) with AMPHIBIAN/REPTILE TECH in the subject line of the email.  Please include names and contact info for up to three references if possible.  (For questions about the project, contact our field crew supervisor, Mr. Kelly Jones, kcjones7@vt.edu) Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by 11 February are most likely to receive full consideration.  Virginia Tech is an EO/AA EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in wildlife conservation or a related field; Previous natural resource field experience, valid driver’s license; excellent organization and communication skills, including attention to detail in data recording and entry; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications

previous experience working with amphibians and reptiles, especially ambystomatid salamanders and tortoises, and/or experience handling federally threatened or endangered species; experience running drift fences; experience marking amphibians using VIE and/or PIT tags; chainsaw safety certification and/or Florida pesticide applicator certification; experience working on a military installation, and operating 4WD vehicles.

Hourly wage, commensurate with experience, starting at $11.

USGS Bumble bee field technician – Minnesota/Wisconsin

tudent Services Contract – Biological Science Technician


United States Department of the Interior

U.S. Geological Survey

Duty Station Location (Field work occurs in Midwest, see below)

Fort Collins Science Center

2150 Centre Ave Bldg C

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Contract Dates Approx. 15 Apr 2020 through 15 Jun 2020

Submit resume and attachments in a single pdf to jmola@usgs.gov and ipearse@usgs.gov by February 25. Please title the email subject “RPBB Technician”


The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is conducting studies to aide in the recovery of the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (RPBB) to better understand pollinator populations. Work on this topic includes field studies, data analysis, modeling, and genetics.

Types of Service Required

The student contractor(s) shall assist on projects related to bumble bee conservation including, identification of bees, mapping of nest sites, collection of samples for genetic analysis, and rapid habitat assessments. Additional tasks may include genetic analysis, design and implementation of targeted experimental studies on bees, writing reports, and analysis of data. The work schedule will vary from part-time to 40 hours per week. Flexible scheduling is possible.

Required Expertise/Skills

Progress on or completion of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Ability to conduct field work in both urban and rural habitats. Experience working with native bees, and ability to develop skills in making sight-IDs of bumble bees. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Proficiency in data collection and organization.

Desired (but not required): Progress toward a graduate degree in ecology, entomology, or related field. Experience programming in R.

Description of Working Conditions

Work will be performed at field sites near Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI.


Compensation is commensurate with the level of education and experience and is based on federal pricing tables for student contractor services.

Application Requirements

Resume should include: legal name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, education – including description of relevant classes, work or volunteer experience in related field. Other documentation: Transcript listing courses taken and the student’s overall GPA. Transcript does not have to be the official version. Student must be enrolled at least part-time in school or have graduated within the last 12 months.

Special Terms

For all legal purposes, student is regarded as an independent contractor. Payments for services are reportable and taxable as earned income. No Federal, State, or Local income taxes will be deducted. No social security or Medicare taxes will be deducted. Student is responsible for payment of all taxes as a result of income received under this order.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will report the total amount paid under this order to the Internal Revenue Service on a Standard form 1099. The student is not considered an employee and will not receive a W-2 form. For payment, student must have a checking or savings account at a financial institution that will accept direct deposits.

Student will be required to complete computer security awareness training and comply with the USGS Computer and Network Security Handbook.

The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

Contact Information

The work will be overseen by Ian Pearse and John Mola. For questions, contact John Mola at jmola@usgs.gov, 970-226-9134.

UREx SRN 2020 Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)

Applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates are currently being accepted. The summer program runs June 17 – Aug 12th 2020. Application deadline is March 20, 2020. View Phoenix opportunities at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsustainability.asu.edu%2Furbanresilience%2Fopportunities%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707293362&amp;sdata=MGY%2FLqbdRnV%2FvZzr10b3LPsN6WjEt4m8vkrWfsvJr88%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Seeking applications for Scientific Assistant at Washington State University, Stable Isotope core laboratory

The Stable Isotope Core Laboratory at Washington State University is currently seeking applications for Scientific Assistant. For further information or to apply visit this link https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsujobs.com%2Fpostings%2F50483&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707283369&amp;sdata=z7nOKKBzsinIZkj9WWymwPjeflv0gScxeBWrRIHwWYA%3D&amp;reserved=0 or search for position 51720 at wsujobs.com.

Summary of duties:

The Scientific Assistant will assist the laboratory manager for the WSU stable isotope core facility; help develop innovative approaches and methodologies in stable isotope analyses; interact with Laboratory Information Management database; maintain facility web page; ensure satisfactory operation of specialized research equipment to serve needs of the facility; train personnel in preparation of samples and equipment usage; supervise student workers; and maintain lab inventory and make lab orders. The incumbent will also implement laboratory QA/QC and safety protocols. In addition, the incumbent performs routine maintenance on specialized research equipment; analyzes and interprets initial equipment output; and schedules lab resources to process tasks at hand. This position supervises and delegates responsibilities to student workers in the laboratory.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in operation of stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers.

Experience in interacting with professional users of the facility.

Computer skills.

Experience with other environmentally based equipment.

Demonstrated Experience with database management.

University Overview

Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost-a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States-out of more than 4,500-singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.

The City

Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dream town,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities-including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating-are just a short drive away.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit pullmanchamber.com.

Benefits Package

Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Xerces Society job opportunity in California – Pollinator Habitat Specialist (Food Industry Supply Chain)

JOB TITLE:  Pollinator Habitat Specialist (Food Industry Supply Chain)

LOCATION:  Xerces Office, Sacramento CA.

Will consider placement working from employee’s home office located in California’s Sacramento/Central valley, or central/eastern Washington State.

COMPENSATION: $20.70 – $24.10 per hour (starting, commensurate with experience).  Locations other than California may be paid a commensurate salary.

JOB START DATE:  May 1, 2020



All applications must be submitted via our application website at:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fxerces-jobs&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707283369&amp;sdata=6ycbhY40mmz%2FlVr%2B6Y8vOSnpTXV1GNuKxLM3S%2BcbB%2Fc%3D&amp;reserved=0

Full-time Research Technician Opening – Florida

Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR), and the Institute

for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of

Illinois (UIUC), Urbana-Champaign seeks a full time technician. Archbold

operates a full scale working cattle ranch at BIR, which provides a

unique platform for long-term agro-ecology research. The successful

intern will be supervised by Drs. Evan H DeLucia (UIUC;

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.life.illinois.edu%2Fdelucia%2Findex.htm&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707283369&amp;sdata=zrOUWj6WhtVda9kR8pbeRXlKWwCGGaa55V7jlcInbPM%3D&amp;reserved=0) and Nuria

Gomez-Casanovas (UIUC;


) and

Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (BIR).

The overall goal of the project is to investigate the environmental

sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production. Our objectives are

to: (1) Characterize the impact of sugarcane cultivation on the

regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs; CO2, CH4 and N2O) compared to

managed grazed pasture; (2) Quantify the efficiency at which sugarcane

and pastures use water; and, (3) explore the impact of sugarcane

cultivation on nitrogen and phosphorus losses versus pasture.

This is a non-tenured, full time, 12-month position, and can be renewed

annually for an additional two years, contingent on progress, and the

availability of funds.


The successful candidate will assist with the maintenance of eddy

covariance towers, and with sampling of field experiments at BIR in

Florida, U.S. The balance of the technician’s time will be spent in the

laboratory for the following: analyzing soil, water, gas, and plant

samples; preparing field supplies; maintaining field instrumentation

related to this project (including eddy covariance, canopy and soil

chambers); processing data. Depending on experience, there is also

opportunity to assist with data compilation and analysis.

*Required qualifications*: A bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental

science, chemistry, or related field; basic computer skills (MS Word,


*Preferred qualifications: *Research experience in the field and in the

laboratory related to biogeochemistry (e.g., trace gas flux

measurements, soil and water sampling, gas chromatography, eddy

covariance); experience working on farms and with farmers; experience

working in subtropical and tropical sugarcane plantations and rangeland.

Demonstrated knowledge of troubleshooting environmental monitoring

equipment is desired.

The position is located at BIR, a 10,500-acre cattle ranch near Lake

Placid, FL, with shared housing available on site.This is a full-time

position, although the duties of the jobs may change as contract or

grant turnover occurs.Competitive salary with full benefits.Applicants

should send 1) a letter of application, 2) a resume or CV with relevant

coursework and experience, and 3) names, phone numbers and e-mail

addresses for three references to Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas at

ngomezca@igb.illinois.edu .Application

deadline is *Feb 15, 2020*, and the position will remain open until

filled.Contact Dr. Gomez-Casanovas via e-mail for more information.

Rare Plant Field Crew Member – New Mexico BLM

Conservation Corps New Mexico is hiring two botany crew members to monitor rare plants on BLM lands across the state of New Mexico. Applicants should be passionate about botany and field work.

Apply via Conservation Legacy using the following link: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2011%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992369%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3DNULL%26bycountry%3D0%26bystate%3D0%26byRegion%3DNULL%26bylocation%3DNULL%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3DNULL%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dyes%26city&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707283369&amp;sdata=UvqkuZFjXaJhYcwC4thoXp6ptebqtzltWI696dzrTpQ%3D&amp;reserved=0=

Job Description

Position Title: Rare Plant Crew Member (Botany Emphasis)

Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 23-28 weeks

Location: Santa Fe, NM

Salary:  $500/week

Benefits: Paid training; Food budget while in the field; AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon satisfactory completion of term; Employee Assistance Program.

Hiring Benefits: Pubic Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.

Program Dates: April 2020 – (range) September 18, 2020 – October 23, 2020

*Application must include Resume and Cover Letter to be considered*

Botany Crew Member’s Responsibilities

Two crew members will participate in the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management’s Rare Plant Monitoring Team by monitoring existing plots and establishing new long term demographic trend monitoring plots for imperiled plant species. Demonstrates strong botanical, statistical, and organizational skills, and maintains exceptional attention to detail in relation to monitoring efforts and data management. Effectively coordinates with the crew lead and supervisor to complete tasks properly. Exhibits familiarity and comfort with hiking and camping in rugged conditions, as well as perseverance in extreme weather conditions. Demonstrates passion for botany and eagerness to learn the local flora from the crew lead and local resources to build botanical knowledge throughout the position. Note: This position monitors species across the state. Crew members should be comfortable driving for as much as 75% of a work day.

Minimal Qualifications:

College Graduate (Bachelor’s, at minimum) with degree in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, conservation biology, natural resource management, or a related field

Eligible to accept a 900-hour service term with Americorps

Aged between 21 and 30 years upon hire

With U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence and associated identification, including, but not limited to:

A signed social security card

A Birth Certificate & government issued photo ID – OR – a valid US Passport.

Ability to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire

Valid US driver’s license and driving record in good standing

All offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal Criminal History Check

Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after initial training period; must be capable of performing well in an office setting, as well as the field

Physically capable of standing and walking (approximately 2 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a cheery to neutral attitude

Experience and willingness to spend multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity or willingness to learn and adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles

Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads and driving for extended periods of time (2-3 hours at a time)

Ability to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat and sun exposure, monsoonal rains, flash flooding, lightning, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions, bears)

Current or ability to obtain CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, and Defensive Driver Training certificates

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 1 to 2 years of experience using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens

Familiarity with New Mexico flora in general and Flora Neomexicana III is preferred

Experience with Floras from adjacent states to New Mexico

Experience working in regions with high floristic diversity

Experience working as part of a small team and able to work well with others

Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills.

Experience with ArcGIS tablet applications and basic troubleshooting (Collector and Survey 123)

Experience with ArcGIS Online interface.

Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

Experience collecting, managing and summarizing data for plant and/or animal monitoring programs.

Experience performing quality assurance, quality control, and data analysis using Microsoft Excel and R.

Program Overview:

Crew members will work with a crew lead for the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Rare Plant Monitoring Initiative, operated by Conservation Corps New Mexico. More information about New Mexico’s rare plants, can be found here. The 2020 crew will consist of three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor rare plants in remote areas on BLM lands across NM, particularly in areas where multiple-use land management (i.e. energy extraction) impacts rare plants are expected. Due to the inevitable proximity of monitoring plots to well pads and industrial equipment, safety is a prerequisite and will guide how fieldwork is conducted. Crews will be required to drive to different areas throughout New Mexico, camp overnight, potentially hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

100 plots currently exist for eight rare species across New Mexico. Two types of demographic monitoring plots are utilized including macroplots and belt transects which vary depending on population structure for different species of rare plants. Fecundity, herbivory, and vigor are measured at these plots in order to determine population status and assess population health into the future. Continued monitoring of existing plots, assessment of additional populations, and establishment of new plots is needed. In addition to fieldwork, crew members will be expected to uphold strong organizational skills for the sake of successful data management. All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase through the utilization of the ArcGIS Online Collector Interface. Some previous experience collecting data, producing excel spreadsheets, and entering data is desirable.  The trend data collected by the rare plant monitoring crew will provide essential information for making determinations regarding the protection status of inventoried species, which then impact strategic management decisions.

While rare plant inventories are the focus, where possible, interns will assist with other plant conservation program projects in progress during the summer. Projects may include native seed collection, pollinator monitoring, floristic diversity surveys, and native plant restoration. When or if available, Interns may participate in local BLM sponsored training sessions, outside symposia, and coordination meetings.

Position Contact: Michelle Norris at mnorris@conservationlegacy.org

Internship Opportunity – Environmental Education

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2020

To apply: Applicants will need to submit a resume and cover letter via the link below, directed to the Assistant

Director of Education and Outreach. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapp.smartsheet.com%2Fb%2Fform%2F8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707283369&amp;sdata=mmjAHx5YaM1J0B4K8UXy5D4xz1Req7pq%2BkZTtxabjyk%3D&amp;reserved=0

This internship is open to recent High School graduates, College undergrads, and postgraduates.

Start date is June 1st 2020 to August 15th. (There’s flexibility to start earlier and end later)

The Internship Site

Main location – 134 Carder Rd, Governors Island

Additional locations – New York Harbor

Responsibilities Include:

Interns will work with all of the following programs, in accordance with the needs of the business.

Additionally, interns are expected to complete an independent research project to present at the end of

the season.

Billion Oyster Project Programs:


– Assist with preparation and execution of oyster research station (ORS) basic trainings, and symposium.

– Help provide support with field expeditions, ORS maintenance, data collection, curriculum research, and

education outreach activities.

– Assist with field expeditions at ORS sites and STEM Hubs.


– Support Hatchery Manager with managing stock in the lab as well as on the eco-dock through daily

assessment and action with the help of 4-8 high school interns.

– Assist with installations, monitorings, and research activities related to field stations, community reefs, and

oyster nurseries in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bush Terminal Park, Jamaica Bay, Great Kills Harbor, Lemon

Creek, Coney Island Creek, Paerdegat Basin, Soundview Park, and upper New York Harbor.

– Help categorize documents, survey/research photos, and assist with mapping.

Public Engagement:

– Assist with the operation of the BOP public exhibit for visitors to Governors Island.

– Support volunteer activities including but not limited to building oyster structures, preparing recycled

shells for seeding, sorting and counting oysters, conducting oyster monitoring protocols, and preparing

materials prior to volunteer days

Development (Fundraising), Communications and Administration:

– Assist the Development Team in facilitating major donor cultivation, managing and updating our

Salesforce contact database, donor acknowledgment, and fundraising activities.

– Provide media relations support to communications team, be a part of the photo team to add images to our


– Support team with data entry, field/office logistics, and other administrative duties.

Requirements Are:

· Self-motivated, highly-organized, upbeat, and flexible

· Ability to work independently and in collaboration with all teams.

· Ability to work closely with volunteers and the public in a professional manner

· Positive work ethic

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Strong time management skills

· Experience teaching or providing informal instruction to children and/or adults preferred

· Strong public speaking skills

· Proficiency in MS Office Suite and/or Google Suite

· Ability to work some weekends and evening hours

· Some duties may require moving equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

· Frequently outdoors: some work will take place on boats, wading in the water, and on-shore in various

weather conditions.

The Ideal Candidate:

– Familiar with, marine science, environmental studies, and/or the maritime industry

– Be able to communicate with the public about Billion Oyster Project programs and policies.

– Enjoys working with students, volunteers, and marine life

– Be able to perform office and administrative tasks

– Work weekends on a rotating schedule

– Enjoys working in and/or around the water and being outdoors for an extended time.

– Flexible to change

– Ability to travel with the crew on small vessels

Great Basin Institute Cultural Resources Program Hiring

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies

organization that promotes environmental research, education, and

conservation throughout the West.   Founded in 1998 at the University of

Nevada, the Institute’s mission is to advance applied research and

ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to

support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.

Preservation and documentation of cultural resources is imperative to

public lands management and maintaining the integrity of important historic

sites and artifacts. Great Basin Institute partners with various public

agencies and other non-profit organizations to support cultural resource

management. Projects may involve archaeological field surveys, site

preservation, management of archival resources, museum exhibits and

content, reporting, and so much more! Click on the links below to explore

some of our open positions.

Archaeologist – Zion National park

Archaeology Crew Lead – Eldorado National Forest

Archaeology Crew Lead – Tahoe National Forest

Archaeology Crew Member – Eldorado National Forest

Archaeology Crew Member – Tahoe National Forest

Cultural Resources Specialist

Cultural Resources Crew Lead – Lake Tahoe, CA

Allied Whale and BHWW Co. Research Assistant Positions: 2020 Field Season

Allied Whale (AW), the marine mammal research lab of College of the

Atlantic and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. (BHWW) seek 5 interns/research

assistants for the 2020 field season. These are entry-level research

positions designed to offer experience for individuals seeking to develop

their professional careers in marine mammal research. Two summer positions

(May 10 *through* August 31) and three full season positions (May 10

*through* October 14) are available.

*Overview of position*: This is a unique internship program in that the

selected individuals will have the opportunity to participate and receive

training in a wide range of marine mammal research activities Allied Whale

while also working as a crew/scientist aboard commercial whale watching

trips operating from Bar Harbor, Maine. Allied Whale currently supports

field projects in the trophic ecology of humpback and fin whales, the

ongoing housing and maintenance of the North Atlantic humpback and fin

whale photo ID catalogs, an active stranding response program, and a

research/education partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. In addition,

Allied Whale maintains the facilities on and conducts research from Mount

Desert Rock, a remote offshore island. The interns play a critical role in

the success of the field season and serve as support to all aspects of

summer activities within both Allied Whale and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

*Description of duties*: Upon arrival in May, all interns will receive

research, boat crew, and Gulf of Maine natural history training by both

Allied Whale and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company staff. As the Allied

Whale field season does not begin until early June- the first several weeks

will be focused on hands-on training of whale watch deckhand

responsibilities, helping with boat maintenance, and assisting with whale

catalog matching in the office or stranding response.

Once the season is in full swing, interns will rotate through shifts

working as a Research Assistant/Deckhand (RA) for the Bar Harbor Whale

Watch Co., shifts working as deck/galley on lighthouse/nature cruises,

shifts in the Allied Whale office, and time off. Every week, schedules will

be different and weather dependent. A typical week in June-August may

include 2-4 days scheduled as researchers on Whale Watch vessels, 1-2 days

scheduled in the office, and two days off (these days may or not be

consecutive). Weather may cause shifts to be canceled and some weeks may be

lighter in load or responsibilities.

*Below are specific expectations for each designated shift:*

*Whale watch trips: *Research responsibilities on the whale watch trips

include searching for whales, photo-identification of whales and behavioral

data collection. RAs will also collect pelagic seabird data during offshore

travel to the whale feeding areas.  Beyond research, RAs are responsible

for assisting the naturalist in promoting education and conservation

programs on each trip. In this, maintaining a positive, professional, and

friendly demeanor while engaging whale watch passengers and fellow crew is

necessary. Deckhand responsibilities include line handling, vessel

cleaning, helping seasick passengers, and passenger safety. When whale

watch trips cancel for weather, crew may be asked to report for duty to

complete maintenance on the vessel.

*Allied Whale office shifts: *On scheduled office days, interns will be

required to be available in the Allied Whale office from 9AM-5PM. During

those hours, interns will match individual whales to our catalog, enter

their whale watch data into the database, manage the Adopt-a-whale program,

answer phone calls to the office, and be on call for assisting with

response to strandings or necropsies. Interns schedule for office shifts

will also be on call for boat research days.

*Allied Whale boat research days: *When weather permits, interns will

assist Allied Whale staff and graduate students on trips offshore to

collect biopsy samples of humpback and fin whales. While on board one of

the research vessels, interns will be responsible for collecting photo

identification of whales and recording data. Interns will be responsible

for processing images from these trips. If schedule allows, RAs may also

participate in an overnight trip to collect samples in Canada.

*Mount Desert Rock*: We hope for interns to also complete several shifts

(each at least a week in length) at our offshore research station Mount

Desert Rock. While on the island, interns will participate in land-based

whale monitoring from the lighthouse tower, seal counts, gull counts, and

maintenance/construction projects at the station. Interns will collect

weekly samples of seal scat to contribute to a collaborative microplastics

project.  Interns will also receive experience working in a remote

off-the-grid location. Once hired, RAs will work to develop a collaborative

group project (on seal colony, intertidal community, nesting birds,

jellies, etc.) and will take turns with data collection during their shifts

offshore. RAs will also stay in contact with the BHWW office with sightings


*Pay/Housing*: Those accepted to the program are able to earn income by

their work on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. Deckhands are paid $55 a

trip (at the height of summer, there are 2 trips running a day). Interns

also receive free First Aid Certification. Provided housing in downtown Bar

Harbor is mandatory for a fee. Rent for the season will total approximately

$1500 for summer interns and $2250 for full season interns (or approx $375

per month). While at Mount Desert Rock, food is provided for free. **After

August 31, if any of the *summer interns* are interested they are welcome

to work full time for the remainder of the season as crew for the BHWW as

deckhand/galley on lighthouse trips, nature cruises, whale watches, and

cruise ship tendering operations.

*Qualifications*: Applicants should have a college background or be

currently enrolled in a biology, ecology, and/or marine sciences program.

Previous data collection experience in a research setting and/or knowledge

of marine mammals are great advantages. While training will be provided and

no prior boating/camera experience is required, time spent offshore or

skills in photography are also assets. Due to Coast Guard requirements, all

crew onboard US commercial vessels and therefore *all research

assistant/interns, must be US citizens or have permanent resident alien

status.*  Also, all interns will be drug screened prior to employment and

will be enrolled in a random drug testing program.  Most importantly,

applicants must be positive in attitude, flexible to quickly changing

schedules, able to work independently, and be seaworthy/comfortable working

on boats in rough weather. Lastly, because of the community living

situation both in Bar Harbor and on Mount Desert Rock, applicants must get

along well with others and be able to handle working in a team setting.

*To apply*: Please send a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying,

a resume, and two letters of recommendation via email to

AlliedWhale.Internships@gmail.com. Recommendation letters may either be

sent with the application or directly from the references.

*Please specify which position you are interested in (summer or

full-season)*. Deadline of application is *February 24th*.

Internship Opportunity in Marine Invasions Fouling Survey at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD is now accepting applications for our Marine Invasions Fouling Survey.

This internship project focuses on understanding spatial patterns in communities in Chesapeake Bay, and Ketchikan, Alaska. Our plan to survey communities in the Chesapeake Bay opens opportunities for the intern to focus on questions relating to the trends in NIS diversity, vectors, geographic or habitat hotspots and secondary spread. We anticipate that the intern will spend 25% of their time working on an independent project that is part of the larger fouling community study, 25% assisting with miscellaneous lab projects, and 50% aiding in all aspects of the Chesapeake Bay and Ketchikan Surveys.

Identification of marine invertebrates and knowledge of proper microscopy techniques is a plus!

  *   The intern will be trained in techniques related to marine surveys including experimental design, implementation, sample collection, preservation, taxonomic identification of invertebrate groups (possibly paying close attention to a particular group for their independent project), data collection, data entry, and data verification.

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

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

To apply:     https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsolaa.si.edu%2Fsolaa%2F%23%2Fpublic&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707273368&amp;sdata=Dxy4ybjFvW0VHhluObwNESlZ8DGlD4wYPanCsfH%2F1nw%3D&amp;reserved=0.  Please select the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and select the Marine Invasions Lab as your top choice (or one of your three top choices).  Please mention the Fouling Survey directly in your Internship Statement.

Application deadline:      February 15, 2020 Midnight EST

Location:    Edgewater, MD

Dates:         June – October (specific dates to be TBD) with possibility of extension

Eligibility:  Graduated seniors, or ability to stay through late September. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Stipend:      $550 weekly stipend plus limited on-campus dorm housing available ($105/week)

SUMMER 2020 REU in Plant Biology and Conservation at Chicago Botanic Garden

Applications for the Undergraduate Internships in Plant Biology and Conservation at The Chicago Botanic Garden are still open. The deadline has been extended to Friday 14th February 2020. (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpbcinternships.org%2Fsummer-reu-genes-ecosystems&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707273368&amp;sdata=CYpe8RjSDZtQZ2haLzCOPCq19Z7VxbIGHy%2BDU6fmwiE%3D&amp;reserved=0 ). The program runs from June 15th-Aug 21st 2020.

Sierra Meadows Climate-Smart Conservation Internship

Point Blue Conservation Science is seeking two interns interested in bird ecology, ecological restoration, and climate change science to train as part of the next generation of climate-smart conservation scientists. These positions are based in the northern Sierra Nevada in Chester, CA.


2 May – 7 August, 2020

Job description and duties:

This internship is focused on gaining practical knowledge of bird ecology in relation to climate-smart adaptation strategies and acquiring skills to implement, assess, and promote those strategies in montane meadow habitats. Training will focus on bird ecology and low-tech, process-based riparian restoration in montane meadow habitats. Here the intern will receive training on identifying, surveying, and nest searching for bird species that breed in montane meadows, as well as gain exposure to mist netting, bird banding, and our restoration and conservation partners. Interns completing our program leave with a comprehensive knowledge base, including the ability to design and implement conservation research and ensure data are incorporated effectively into data management systems and resource management planning efforts. Interns will complete a final project that synthesizes their new knowledge about climate-smart conservation.

The interns will learn concepts and skills in the following areas:

–  Field methods in ecological and conservation research with emphasis on nest searching, nest monitoring, territory mapping, and vegetation surveys

– Understanding the scientific process and the role of natural history observation in guiding meaningful research and conservation

– Critical thinking and evaluation of research and conservation

– Climate-smart conservation and restoration

– Skills in data management and data integrity

– Exposure to mist netting and banding songbirds


– A background in ecology, environmental studies, or related field (degree obtained or in-pursuit)

– Ability to navigate cross-country in wet meadow environments

– Be self-motivated and have a sense of humor

– Willingness to spend long hours in the field and office, 6 days a week

– Be able to work independently, as well as in groups

– Desire to improve upon professional skills needed to facilitate conservation action

– Position may require the use of a personal vehicle. If a personal vehicle is used, interns must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and agree to conducting a motor vehicle report.  Interns will be reimbursed Federal rate of $0.58 per mile for using a personal vehicle for work.

– A functioning pair of binoculars is required


This is a voluntary training position that includes a stipend to offset living expenses while on the project ($850 per month, gross). Communal housing is provided at our Sierra Nevada Field Station in Chester.

To apply:

Send a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) containing the following items: a letter of interest (describing why you’d like this internship, previous experience with field research, dates of availability, and whether or not you have a vehicle); a resume; and contact information for three references to BRENT CAMPOS (bcampos AT pointblue DOT org) and MAX “HB” BABER (mbaber-SEA AT pointblue DOT org). In the subject line type: Internship Application 2020. Only those qualified applicants who we desire to interview will be contacted starting late January. Qualified applicants will interviewed and hired as they are identified.

Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants  with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the  interview process.

HIRING: Full-time Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator at Rocky Mountain Field Institute

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI, https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.rmfi.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C20e1c48272604892177f08d7a6ffefad%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637161490512935817&amp;sdata=IjqFML4p6zmvjPBzZTWkry2dfHQzo3X1Kaq%2BVFVVIaw%3D&amp;reserved=0 ) is hiring a full-time Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator to work in its Colorado Springs office. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program that engages community volunteers in environmental stewardship activities. The VPC recruits and retains volunteers, develops meaningful relationships with community volunteers and groups, and provides professional staff support to RMFI’s 2,200 annual volunteers (20,000 volunteer hours annually). The VPC works under the supervision of the Program Director and plays a critical role in implementing the mission and strategic goals of the organization. This is a rewarding, community-focused position that will serve as the primary liaison between RMFI and our volunteer base as well as lead community outreach initiatives and events for the purposes of raising awareness of RMFI’s volunteer projects and programs.

Full job announcement is attached; more information available at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rmfi.org%2Finternships-employment&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C20e1c48272604892177f08d7a6ffefad%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637161490512935817&amp;sdata=RXTyH8Na%2Bu5IfW%2FyUA%2BH8TBzXGogJMDgFWgcE0fzzqc%3D&amp;reserved=0 .

Seasonal NPS Plant Ecology Technician Announcement

The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 1 seasonal Plant Ecology Technician to conduct long-term vegetation monitoring and contribute to forest research in the Acadia National Park region.

Job Title: Plant Ecology Technician

Job Type: full-time, temporary position

Organization: Schoodic Institute

Location: Bar Harbor, ME

Open Period: January 31 – February 10, 2020

Vacancies: 1 position

Duration: 15 weeks mid May to August (exact dates TBD)

Compensation: $14/hour

Job Description:

The incumbent will contribute to forest research programs with the Schoodic Institute, and assist with long-term vegetation monitoring programs in Acadia National Park. Incumbent will attend forest crew training during the first two weeks of the field season, which will be located at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT and in Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, NY. Incumbent will then rotate time between assisting the Forest Ecology Program Director with forest research at Schoodic Institute (approx. 4-6 weeks), and sampling forest, rocky intertidal, and freshwater wetland vegetation for long-term monitoring programs in Acadia National Park (approx. 7 weeks). Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, preparing soil samples for processing, data entry, and data quality assurance/quality control.

This is a field-based position, and incumbent will be required to carry a 35+ pound pack, work in all weather conditions, and hike off trail through rough terrain. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.

For more information and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:


Internship: Marine Ecology Summer Intern at University of Maine

The Steneck lab at the University of Maine is looking for a summer intern interested in lobster biology and marine ecology.  The successful candidate will assist in a multifaceted study of the American lobster along the coast of Maine.  The project involves a mix of field work and data processing in the lab.  Field work will include scuba diving (for certified scuba divers), small boat operations, underwater video surveys with a tethered remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sonar seafloor mapping equipment.  Lab work will involve data analyses and working with Maine’s Department of Marine Resources to build our lobster biology database.

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

The research will be based from the Darling Marine Center (the coastal marine laboratory for the University of Maine) and the position will run from June through August 2020. The internship includes stipend (amount TBD) and dormitory housing at the DMC.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Steneck’s graduate student, Robert Jarrett (robert.jarrett@maine.edu). Application review and selection will occur during March of 2020.

For more information:


Seasonal NPS Forest Crew Announcement

The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 3 seasonal Forest Monitoring Technicians to be a part of a 4 person field crew that will be collecting forest health data in 17 National Parks throughout the Eastern US.

Job Title: Forest Monitoring Technician

Job Type: full-time, temporary position

Organization: Schoodic Institute

Location: Bar Harbor, ME (Field Station first 9 weeks), and Fredericksburg, VA (Field Station second 10 weeks)

Open Period: January 31-February 10, 2020

Vacancies: 3 crew members

Duration: 19 weeks mid May to September (exact dates TBD)

Compensation: $14-16/hour depending on experience

Job Description:

Incumbents will sample permanent forest plots as part of a long-term forest health monitoring program. At each plot, incumbents will collect data on forest structure and composition, tree regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. For many of these plots, this will be the fourth survey in 15 years. Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, equipment maintenance and repair, preparing soil samples for processing, and data entry.

The crew will work in 17 park sites from Virginia to Maine, starting with a week of training in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. The first 4 weeks of the season will be spent sampling National Historic Parks in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The crew will then spend approximately 5 weeks sampling in Acadia National Park, and 8 weeks working in Mid-Atlantic parks located in Virginia and Pennsylvania, including a week in Assateague Island National Seashore. The crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include hotels, historic buildings and cabins. While on travel, housing and meals stipends will be provided (~50% of position). While at the field station, park housing will be reserved, but employees must pay rent.

This is largely a field based position, and incumbents will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, learn and identify plants common to eastern forests, and work in all weather conditions. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.

More information about the NPS long-term forest monitoring programs and the parks involved can be found here:

Northeast Temperate Network: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nps.gov%2Fim%2Fnetn%2Fforest-health.htm&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C20e1c48272604892177f08d7a6ffefad%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637161490512925825&amp;sdata=9nKOd5vg3cRZUsuHuQvx92%2F0DGmcuMKTe9lLuf%2FAue4%3D&amp;reserved=0

Mid-Atlantic Network: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nps.gov%2Fim%2Fmidn%2Fforest-vegetation-coastal-plain-piedmont-parks.htm&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C20e1c48272604892177f08d7a6ffefad%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637161490512925825&amp;sdata=Yk22IyR4GQQebaVJ9BejDCMWTzkE2WETT4AEHy%2FQA%2B0%3D&amp;reserved=0

For more information about the position and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website: