Opportunities Archive

PhD Assistantship – eDNA and aDNA Ecology of Clupeid Fishes

Location: Evolutionary Applications Lab (Kinnison Lab), University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA. (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fumaine.edu%2Fevoappslab%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C11f572ce9bb2463f155208d6ee4d4ad9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636958413077574175&sdata=kTTV3O2pE96fiPPx5eSdpRuC%2BjUuxRPPu7rYQ2kgppc%3D&reserved=0)

Responsibilities: Conduct doctoral dissertation research applying environmental DNA (eDNA) and ancient DNA (aDNA) approaches to understand the current and historical population, community and ecosystem dynamics of river herring and Atlantic herring in Maine, USA.  eDNA approaches offer new capacity to study the dynamics of these ecologically, economically, and culturally important fishes at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. The successful candidate will conduct research linking scales from lakes to the Gulf of Maine and from the present day to pre-European colonization.  Research will address current needs of modern fisheries and restoration monitoring efforts while advancing the science of eDNA-based ecological inference and our understanding of how historical and ongoing anthropogenic factors (dams, harvest, pollution and climate change) have shaped the role of these important species in larger food webs.  The successful candidate will be an engaged member of an active eDNA and evolutionary applications lab that places a high value on team science, interdisciplinary approaches, and impactful collaborations with diverse partner institutions (research institutes, state, federal and tribal agencies, NGOs, industry).

Qualifications: MS degree, or extensive B.S. research experience, in biology, ecology and evolution, fisheries, or related discipline. Experience with molecular genetic techniques is strongly preferred. Must have excellent communication and quantitative skills (as demonstrated by GPA, GREs, TOEFL, writing samples, or other sources).  Must be legally employable in the United States.

Compensation: Graduate student stipend via combination of research and teaching assistantships, tuition, health insurance contribution.

Closing date:  Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is hired

Anticipated start date: 1 Sept 2019 or 1 Jan 2020

Apply: Submit a pdf document including: 1) a cover letter outlining your qualifications, including team research interests and experiences; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts (unofficial are fine for initial reviews), 4) test scores or other documentation of communication and quantitative skills, and 5) email/phone contacts for three professional references.   Please attach your pdf application to an e-mail to Dr. Michael Kinnison at: mkinnison@maine.edu

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

MS opportunity: forest structure and tree physiology

Research Assistantship for MS student at Clemson University, through the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (BICEFS), Georgetown, SC:

We are seeking a Master of Science student to conduct research related to forest ecology within the upper Savannah River estuary. Forest structure will be compared along a gradient of salt-impacted, fresh tidal, seasonally tidal, and non-tidal forested wetlands. A similar tidal forest complex exists near Georgetown, SC; this system will also be measured and included in the comparison. There will be also a tree physiology component to the program, using thermal dissipation probes to measure differences in within-tree rates of sap flow as related to azimuth of aspect. Likely target species would include baldcypress, tupelos, ash, and elm.

The student will be expected to develop a thesis proposal, collect field data, analyze data and interpret results, and defend their thesis to a committee. Coursework taken on the main Clemson campus is also inherent to the degree program, but the student will likely be stationed more at BICEFS in Georgetown, SC. Most operations are based out of Georgetown, and the Institute is located on Hobcaw Barony, which provides multiple natural wetlands to answer some questions, without long-term field excursions. Reasonably priced housing is available in the Georgetown area, and will be paid for by the student. As previously mentioned, time will be spent on campus to fulfill course requirements; here, again, housing will need to be arranged by the student. To fulfill the Research Assistantship obligations, the student will help as needed for lab mates and BICEFS technicians. Proficiency in the use of common computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel is expected, and a valid U.S. driver’s license is required. Because field duties will require extensive use of small (16 foot) outboard motorboats, the ability to swim is also required. Applicants should have a BS degree in natural resources or a related field from an accredited university and have completed the GRE by December 2018.

Fieldwork associated with the Research Assistantship is a very energy intensive endeavor, requiring a high level of physical fitness; this should not be underestimated or taken lightly. Conditions in the field are very hot and humid in summer months when the 2 “big samples” of marsh vegetation are collected, part of the required monitoring effort of our lab. Vegetation sampling involves traversing floatant and solid ground marshes on foot for extensive distances while carrying several 13 gallon garbage bags of marsh plants. Proper training will be provided for safe motorboat operation, marsh plant identification, and use of appropriate tools (e.g., handheld GPS, statistical techniques), but appropriate physical fitness will be expected at the time of hire.

The Graduate Research Assistantship stipend will be based on $20,000 annual. Two years of tuition and project travel will also be covered, though the student will be required to secure their housing in Clemson while taking courses, and near BICEFS (Georgetown, SC) area while not collecting field data or taking courses. The student should also anticipate the need to pay Clemson University fees imposed each semester and summer, and university parking fees while they are on the main campus.

Interested applicants should send a single pfd file containing a cover letter, CV with 3 professional references listed, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Jamie Duberstein at JamieDuberstein@gmail.com.

Ph.D. position in Plant Evolutionary Ecology Department of Plant and Microbial Biology North Carolina State University

The Sheth evolutionary ecology lab invites applications for a Ph.D. position beginning in Fall 2020. We study the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying species climatic niches and geographic ranges, with the aim of understanding evolutionary and plastic responses to climatic changes. Primarily using monkeyflowers as a model system, we combine field, greenhouse, and growth chamber experiments, quantitative genetics, and comparative analyses to examine constraints to adaptation in plant populations, species, and clades.

NC State’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology offers a highly-rated research environment and is situated in a collaborative and scientifically stimulating atmosphere in the Research Triangle, with both UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University nearby. There is a vibrant and growing community of ecologists and evolutionary biologists spread across multiple departments on campus, including Applied Ecology, Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Forestry and Environmental Resources, Soil and Crop Sciences, and Biochemistry, among others. Raleigh is a lively yet affordable city with a high standard of living, and its surroundings offer numerous recreational activities.

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a keen interest in plant evolutionary ecology. Thesis projects can be tied into ongoing research in the lab or developed according to mutual interests. Interested students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with our research and publications at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.seemasheth.weebly.com&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C11f572ce9bb2463f155208d6ee4d4ad9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636958413077574175&sdata=anb3LWV7HxTpdDo%2Bm6SV4w8T0L%2FGS8ejMWJlqAJTSAU%3D&reserved=0.

TO APPLY: Graduate students have the option of applying to the Plant Biology Graduate Program or the Biology Graduate Program with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution, and are typically funded through a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Before submitting a formal application (due January 15), please send the following information to Dr. Sheth atSeema_Sheth@ncsu.edu no later than November 1: 1) CV; and 2) a statement of your academic background and previous research experience, current research interests, and why you want to join the lab.

Vegetation Restoration Technician

Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Death Valley National Park (DEVA), the Great Basin Institute (GBI) is recruiting a Vegetation Restoration Technician who will work cooperatively with National Park Service staff to accomplish vegetation management.  The project will include, but is not limited to, performing invasive plant monitoring and control using a variety of methods and inventorying and documenting specific locations within DEVA for botanical resources.

To learn more and apply please follow the link below:

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcrcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org%2Fcareers%2Fcareers.aspx%3Frf%3DECOLOG%26req%3D2019-RAP-048&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C3a83a3099f084e04e37d08d6f628da01%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636967052668892737&sdata=1ZNRJ5MH5m%2B5Q1eCBMD9XnWnvO4JGI9dVgm58IoS3nU%3D&reserved=0

Job: OccidentalCollege.LabTech.BirdDNA

The Moore Laboratory of Zoology at Occidental College, is seeking a 
full-time LABORATORY TECHNICIAN to join our team ASAP and carry out 
DNA-based projects in ornithology using modern and historical DNA 
specimens from the Moore Lab’s collection of 65,000 birds (see 
instagram.com/mlzbirds). Major projects include an NSF-funded project 
comparing DNA of modern and historical specimens to look for genomic 
change over the last 100 years and hybridization genomics of introduced 
Los Angeles parrots.

The successful applicant will have at least one year’s experience 
working in a molecular lab. Some experience with genomic techniques is 
preferred, but not required. Duties include ancient and modern DNA 
extraction, library preparation for next-generation sequencing, 
sequencing using an Illumina MiSeq, and training and coordinating the 
activities of undergraduates. The applicant should have good leadership, 
organizational, and interpersonal skills.

The position is renewable each year and includes a competitive benefits 
package with health, dental, and life insurance and eligibility for 
retirement benefits after 1 year. The position is paid at an hourly rate 
of $20/hour. The full job ad can be accessed here: 
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxy.edu%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fassets%2FHR%2FHourly%2Flab_technician_mlz_2019_0.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7Ceccb9f4709ea4195f33208d6f49405b1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C636965313926266901&sdata=wOqmHPZmkUQ4FCl9egDn%2BRTviSz4EOCV2xcKi2V92kc%3D&reserved=0

Applications must include a one-page CV, a cover letter describing 
experience and interest in the job, and contact information for three 
references. Please send applications to Dr. John McCormack 
(mccormack@oxy.edu) with subject line indicating “Laboratory 
Technician”. Applications should arrive by July 1. The ideal start date 
for this position is August 1 or ASAP after that.

The Moore Laboratory of Zoology is a world-renowned natural history 
collection featuring the largest Mexican bird collection in the world 
and over 65,000 bird and mammal specimens. The MLZ has close ties to 
nearby institutions such as the Jet Propulsion Lab, UCLA, Huntington 
Library, and the L.A. County Natural History Museum. Occidental is a 
small liberal arts college located in the culturally-rich Los Angeles 
neighborhood of Eagle Rock near Pasadena. Occidental is well-situated 
close to many outdoor recreational activities: the ocean, mountains, and 
desert can all be reached in 45 minutes or less. The neighborhood 
surrounding Occidental College is family friendly, walkable, and home to 
a wealth of urban amenities.

DukeU.PDFs_PhDs.PopulationGenetics

The Goldberg lab at Duke University in Durham, NC is recruiting postdocs
and PhD students.

Students and postdocs may work on a range of projects in theoretical and
empirical population genetics, computational archaeology, and
human-environment interactions. Much of our work is in humans and other
primates, but study system is flexible.

Individuals with a background in genome assembly or primate disease ecology
are particularly encouraged to apply. We are starting new work in zoonotic
disease transmission and disease models that incorporate genetics.

The Goldberg lab combines theory and computational data analysis; interest
in biological applications of programming, statistics, and/or mathematics
is required. Postdoc candidates should contact Amy Goldberg with a CV and
brief statement of research interests. Candidates should be specific about
their interests in our work.

We strive to be an inclusive environment for all.

Graduate position: UIllinois.FishEvolutionGenomics

PhD positions VCU: Tropical and Temperate Forest Dynamics

The Biodiversity Research Lab (led by Dr. Hulshof) at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting two PhD students starting Fall 2020. We study the causes of biodiversity across space and time, especially as it relates to community assembly across elevation, latitude and climate.

We are recruiting two PhD students interested in studying forest communities across elevation. One position will focus on the dynamics of eastern temperate forests and the second position will emphasize montane tropical forests. A few examples of the types of questions we are interested in:

How do the effects of disturbance (bark beetles, flooding, deer overpopulation) on temperate forest structure and composition vary across elevation and latitude?

How does dispersal influence the expansion or contraction of tropical dry and wet forest species ranges at local, regional, and latitudinal scales?

Part of our research group is based in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica and collaboration between temperate and tropical regions is encouraged and supported. Funding is available for travel, field supplies, summer research stipends, and through teaching assistantships during the academic year. Visit our website (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcatherinehulshof.wordpress.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828411067&sdata=HRpjiJ0tcy7ZSrvnTq9h7stlEE3L3t3YA6y0Q1xIisc%3D&reserved=0) for information about our team, ongoing projects, and work philosophy.

We are an international and diverse group and I encourage underrepresented minorities to contact me. Because we work closely with international partners, Spanish fluency (or willingness to learn basic conversational Spanish) is a strength, but not a requirement.

The Biodiversity Research Lab is located in the Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia. VCU is located on the historic James River within easy reach of the Appalachian Mountains, the Virginia LTER and NEON sites, and other resources in the D.C. area like the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History. Richmond is rated as a top place to live and is known for its history, local food scene, booming job market, and its easy access to outdoor activities like hiking, biking and kayaking.

Students should apply to the PhD Program in Integrative Life Sciences by 10 January.https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flifesciences.vcu.edu%2Facademic-programs%2Fphd-in-integrative-life-sciences%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828411067&sdata=fSAkfCXFy2EVGofHPVE4ZP4gwyEvI4883gXM9Y0Tt9k%3D&reserved=0

Those who are interested should contact Dr. Hulshof (cmhulshof@vcu.edu) with a CV and description of career/research interests to discuss the position before applying. Please specify if you prefer working in temperate and/or tropical forests.

PhD and MS Assistantships: Fish Ecology

PhD and MS Assistantships: Fish Ecology

Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

West Lafayette, IN, USA

Description:

PhD (preferred) or MS student assistantships available to participate in research projects exploring dynamics of fish in the Great Lakes.  These projects involve an integration of field studies, laboratory analyses, controlled experiments and quantitative modeling analyses.

Specific research topics may include:

1)            Quantifying fish reproductive utilization of restored rocky reef habitats.

2)            Population-level effects of microplastic pollution on fish and invertebrates.

3)            Habitat-specific recruitment and early life history dynamics of Lake Michigan fishes.

4)            Intra-specific life history trait variation (maturation schedules, growth rates, and egg characteristics).

Selected individuals will enroll in Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.ag.purdue.edu%2Ffnr&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828421060&sdata=Buz2%2BgbMHGssw73n2K8%2BQJWs796nAQmmlsctzIvK1m4%3D&reserved=0) in West Lafayette, IN.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a BS (for MS position) or MS (for PhD position) in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science, or related field; GPA of 3.2 or greater.

Salary:

Assistantships include 12-month stipend, full tuition coverage, and insurance.

Start date:

January 2020.

How to Apply:

The positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please respond by 3-September-2019 and submit cover letter, CV, GRE scores (optional; unofficial is fine), transcript (unofficial), and names and contact numbers of three references to Tomas Höök (thook@purdue.edu; 765-496-6799; https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fweb.ics.purdue.edu%2F~thook&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828421060&sdata=AK%2FoSu%2FgkAQaA%2BzpO7M8111RA%2FVG7wakcRCHsxk4FQM%3D&reserved=0).

For more information please contact:

Tomas Höök

thook@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

ClarkU.AnnelidEvoDevo

FloridaAtlanticU.ResSpecialist.FishEvolution

Research Specialist

Summary:
Florida Atlantic University’s Kowalko Laboratory is seeking a Research
Specialist to perform research in molecular biology and behavior in a
laboratory that studies the evolution of a small freshwater fish, the
blind Mexican cavefish. Primary responsibilities include, but are not
limited to, breeding and maintaining cavefish and zebrafish, performing
general molecular biology techniques (genome editing,
immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization), performing behavioral
analyses, imaging, collecting and analyzing data, and contributing to
publications. The Research Specialist will perform these tasks under the
supervision of the principal investigator. A two year commitment is
strongly preferred.

This position will be based out of FAU’s John D. McArthur Campus in
Jupiter, Florida.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor¹s degree from an accredited institution required.

For more information and to apply, visit https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.fau.edu%2Fjobs&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C29eeb983f6b2427d788408d6ea51f285%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954035024256103&sdata=KO92JGrx%2FcV3N%2B0j7BE%2BObHNL6jaa%2ByWVP20FNuMx6U%3D&reserved=0 and go to Apply
Now REQ06463.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with
disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and
service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of
these principles are encouraged to apply.

Graduate position: Dayton_Ohio.EvolutionaryGenomics

We seek one highly motivated and energetic PhD student to join an
NSF-funded project between 2 PIs, Hongmei Li-Byarlay (Central State
University) and Jeff Peters (Wright State University). Both campuses
are located in Dayton, Ohio. The focus of the funded research is the
evolutionary genomic and epigenomic mechanisms of honeybee social
behavior. The candidate student will gain significant knowledge in
honeybee social evolution, behavior, and genetics/genomics.

Funding is available through a combination of graduate research
and teaching assistantships, and the student may start as early as
Jan. 2020. Research will be conducted at Central State University,
while coursework and teaching duties will be centered at Wright State
University. The student may have opportunity to travel to University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mexico for sample collections and
collaborations.

The student will be enrolled in Wright State’s
interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences PhD program
(https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscience-math.wright.edu%2Fenvironmental-sciences-phd-program&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C72d81cc275474dff290108d6ea52afa7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954038192192685&sdata=hmTTNfWVUWzKczLdRIaFdV53wkjNjeBj%2FgrT7Y5X%2BBI%3D&reserved=0). The
student will need to have a vehicle to commute between Central State
and Wright State (12 miles apart).

Qualifications include: Bachelor degree in Biology, Ecology, Genetics, or
related discipline; GRE scores within the last 5 y (minimum 300—Verbal
plus Quantitative); minimum GPA of 3.0; minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100 and
ability to pass a verbal English test (foreign students only). Preferred
qualifications include: a Master degree or equivalent experience; strong
interest and/or experience in laboratory research and bioinformatics
(transcriptomics, GWAS, and/or methylomic analyses); strong written and
oral communication skills; strong quantitative skills. More information
about both labs are at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fview%2Flibyarlaybee&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C72d81cc275474dff290108d6ea52afa7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954038192192685&sdata=cJbUFh0tiGF1y2DtWSjt0YZcY4C4WiGHLpDCoAK9usk%3D&reserved=0 and
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpeople.wright.edu%2Fjeffrey.peters&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C72d81cc275474dff290108d6ea52afa7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954038192192685&sdata=A%2FLB%2FAGLywD2qn5uw%2BHZ%2Ffpc9ASkGggdROXRxPsC2QA%3D&reserved=0. Please send a most recent CV,
research interest/experience, and contact information for 3 professional
references to Drs. Li-Byarlay (hli-byarlay at centralstate dot edu)
and Peters (jeffrey.peters at wright dot edu).

Central State University, as a multi-national and culturally diverse
University, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and
diverse place of learning and employment. It is the University’s policy
to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees,
students and visitors, without regard to their race, sex (including gender
identity/expression), sexual orientation, color, religion, ancestry,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran or
military status.

Wright State University is committed to an intellectual, cultural, and
social environment in which all are free to make their contribution. The
University strives to achieve an environment in which every student
may think, learn, and grow without prejudice, without intimidation, and
without discrimination. Wright State University promotes the acceptance
of every individual regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, ability
or disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious
affiliation, or national origin.

Trinidad.ResInterns.GuppyEvolution

Research Internships – Evolutionary Biology/Ecology

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, 
multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between 
ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by 
Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in 
collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford), 
Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.) and Ron Bassar (Williams).  We seek to 
integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions 
in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties include 
assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams. 
The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.  
There will also be 12 days off between each census when interns can 
pursue an independent project.  Interns will be required to spend a 
minimum of 3-months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. There 
are potential start dates in August 2019 and every month thereafter 
until early 2020. We will cover all travel and living expenses and 
provide housing.  Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining 
the possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and 
evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research experience 
before doing so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of 
Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able 
to live and work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy 
packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good 
physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research 
under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle 
is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder 
training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are 
highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying. Please see 
our website <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.theguppyproject.weebly.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C40b8175e004f433c1e1208d6eb06f097%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954812385685249&amp;sdata=q19nKmpNUlx8G%2BY0qWdySCC4eWSoUXVDoWHng%2FIX%2FF4%3D&amp;reserved=0> for more information on the 
project and access to reprints.  Be sure to check out our video menu, 
which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.  It details the main 
tasks associated with the internship. Applicants should send cover 
letter, CV and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more 
professional references to David Reznick (gupy@ucr.edu). At least two of 
the references should be academics.

Research Internships – Evolutionary Biology/Ecology-The Guppy Project

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,

multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between

ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by

Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in

collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford),

Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.) and Ron Bassar (Williams).  We seek to

integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions

in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties include

assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams.

The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and

laboratory.  There will also be 12 days off between each census when

interns can pursue an independent project.

Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad,

with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in August

2019 and every month thereafter until early 2020. We will cover

all travel and living expenses and provide housing.

*Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility

of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and

who wish to gain some additional field research experience before doing

so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimes

under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work

well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs over

slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical

condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these

conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is

desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder

training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are

highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.

Please see our website  for more

information on the project and access to reprints.Be sure to check out

our video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It

details the main tasks associated with the internship.

    Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mail

addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick

(gupy@ucr.edu

).

At least two of the references should be academics.

Monarch Field Naturalist Intern

MONARCH FIELD NATURALIST INTERN to assist with ongoing Monarch butterfly migration project at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, August 25 to November 14.  Duties include daily road censuses of migrating Monarch butterflies, tagging, data entry, educating the public about the project and Monarch biology, and maintaining displays of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides. Successful applicant will be expected to work irregular hours during peak Monarch flights. Careful data collecting and entry skills, and excellent interpersonal skills a must; familiarity with insect ecology and migration a plus but not required. Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Salary $1100/month; housing provided in a bunkhouse environment. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org   Please indicate in the Subject line the position for which you are applying.  Application deadline June 25, 2019.

Migration counters

MIGRATION COUNTERS (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (25 August to 3  December), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 Sept to 24 Dec), a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (1 August to 15 November).  Applicants for counter positions should have a strong background identifying raptors, seabirds, or songbirds in flight.  Careful data collecting and data entry skills, a willingness to work long hours, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must.  Applicants should have some experience with MS Excel.  All counters will also be required to write a summary report at the end of the season for NJ Audubon publications.  All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean, driver’s license.  Salary for all positions $1400-1900/month depending on experience. Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment.  Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org   Please list in the Subject line the position for which you are applying.  Application deadline June 25, 2019.

Northeastern’s Three Seas MS in Marine Bio Program–Apply now for Fall 2019!

Hi Everyone!

The Northeastern University Three Seas  Master of Science in Marine Biology Program is accepting applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2019.

Three Seas provides graduate students the opportunity to study marine biology in three different marine environments:

1. New England at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center (Nahant, MA)

2. Caribbean at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Bocas del Toro, Panama)

3. Pacific Northwest at Friday Harbor Laboratories (San Juan Island, Washington)

The program culminates in mentored research projects that students can conduct anywhere, offering them flexibility in their research goals.

This is a unique opportunity for students to live and work in the environments that they are studying and explore three diverse ecosystems through field-intensive courses in marine biology and ocean science. The program is SCUBA intensive, and students complete an average of 70 dives over the course of 15 months!

Want to see what a typical day of a Three Seas student is like? Follow us on Instagram  and Twitter!

Interested in Three Seas? Email Andrea (Program Manager) at a.jerabek@northeastern.edu  and APPLY HERE .

Accepting Apps for M.S. Environmental Biology in Denver, CO

We are accepting applications for Fall 2019 admission to the MS Environmental Biology program at Regis University in Denver, CO! The M.S. in Environmental Biology is a degree program that emphasizes skills crucial for success in the environmental and ecological workforce.

TOP FEATURES of our PROGRAM

-Focus on RELEVANT SKILLS demanded by environmental employers:

statistical computing (R), GIS, NEPA, grant writing & field work in the Rocky Mountains & elsewhere

– EARN A MASTER’S DEGREE in an intensive one-year program or up to 2 years as it fits with each student’s schedule/goals.

– HANDS-ON internship at local agencies or research experience with faculty members

– SMALL CLASS SIZES that allow students to build close relationships with faculty and other students

– KNOWLEDGEABLE FACULTY focused on individual student goals and success

Go to: REGIS.EDU/ENVIRONMENT for more information on admission

The application cycle will remain open through Summer 2019.

M.S. Teaching Assistantships Available

The Department of Biological Sciences (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wallawalla.edu%2Facademics%2Fareas-of-study%2Fbiological-sciences%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C9d17049bd22643ff57cf08d6e4e05029%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636948049419896637&amp;sdata=dI4nO9W8%2Fkdl7GfPDcutXqjJ%2FffcZS8nA%2FuGNf89lis%3D&amp;reserved=0) at Walla Walla University has openings for M.S. students starting in Fall or Winter 2019. Areas of ongoing faculty research include: animal physiology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, immunology, and marine ecology. Students have access to a fully equipped marine/field research station and are supported by a 9-month teaching assistantship stipend of $8,461 and tuition wavier. Walla Walla University and Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory provide research support.

 

 

Interested applicants should contact potential research mentors (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wallawalla.edu%2Facademics%2Fareas-of-study%2Fbiological-sciences%2Ffaculty%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C9d17049bd22643ff57cf08d6e4e05029%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636948049419896637&amp;sdata=jcHxc8QEme05As8Snzkljnla4FhXDqRbrlrxzCdx740%3D&amp;reserved=0) and submit the required documents online (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wallawalla.edu%2Facademics%2Fgrad-studies%2Fbiology%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C9d17049bd22643ff57cf08d6e4e05029%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636948049419896637&amp;sdata=rj62l3n9hnlU0Zk9MZTHx%2FjGKJf%2BJ11i8pzNHJQQk8s%3D&amp;reserved=0), including three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, official GRE scores, and a personal statement outlining areas of interest for research. Review of applicants is ongoing and will continue until teaching assistantships are filled.

 

 

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a B.S. or B.A. in Biology or a closely related field. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, official GRE scores, good written and oral communication ability, and evidence of a strong commitment to excellence.

 

Contact Person:  Dr. Joan Redd, Biology Graduate Program Director; joan.redd@wallawalla.edu

 

 

 

Smithsonian_NHM.ScienceWritingInternship

Job: UTexas_Austin.FieldTech.PlantEcologyGenomics

Job: HarvardMedicalSch.3Techs.ancientDNA

3 Ancient DNA Research Technicians at Harvard Medical School
(Apply here:
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Research Assistant II, Harvard Medical School, 49170BR

Job Code403112

Duties & Responsibilities
We offer an opportunity to support a cutting edge ancient DNA laboratory
at Harvard Medical School that is studying the impact of human history on
biology and disease.  The successful candidate will assume a research
technician position and will work closely with scientists studying
DNA from human remains dating back over the last 20,000 years.
Please visit our website for more information about our research:
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An article on the work in ancient DNA carried
out in our laboratory can be found here:
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We have three positions available. This is an ideal opportunity for
candidates with several different backgrounds:
(1) Experienced research technicians with a background in sterile
technique and/or genomics who seek employment in an exciting and
rapidly moving field.
(2) Undergraduates interested in a career in the field of Ancient
Biomolecules and seeking experience in a world-class ancient DNA
lab.
(3) Physical anthropologists with experience in analyzing skeletal
material (we would train candidates with this background in
molecular work).

The Research Assistant II will be responsible for the following:
– Sample preparation in a clean room environment to prepare for DNA
extraction
– Extracting of DNA and preparation for sequencing in a clean room
environment
– Amplification of DNA, cleanup, and enrichment of libraries
– Sequencing the DNA
– Working with liquid handling robots
– Keeping a meticulous record of experiments and analyses in a lab book
and database
– Amplification of DNA, cleanup, and enrichment of libraries
– Sequencing the DNA
– Working with liquid handling robots
– Keeping a meticulous record of experiments and analyses in a lab book
and database
– Decontaminating equipment and work surfaces after every experiment
– Cleaning the clean rooms and equipment on a regular basis
– Frequent discussions with laboratory colleagues working on ancient DNA
– Occasional sample preparation in a non-cleanroom environment
such as museum
– Preparing, ordering, and maintaining stocks of necessary
– Documenting, compiling, and analyzing experimental data
– Updating supervisors by presenting oral and written reports
– Reading relevant scientific literature
– Working well in a team of research technicians with identical duties

Basic Qualifications
College background or equivalent work experience. At least one-year
laboratory experience required (relevant coursework may count towards
experience). Laboratory experience in addition to course work required.

Additional Qualifications
Bachelor¢s degree in the life sciences with hands-on research
experience in basic laboratory techniques and understanding of molecular
biology principles or a bachelor¢s degree in physical anthropology or
archaeology preferred. Familiarity with genomics (library preparation
and sequencing) and sterile techniques, or alternatively skeletal
analysis. Meticulous work habits including keeping a detailed and accurate
lab notebook.Skilled at trouble-shooting experiments and critical thinking
about experiments and results.The ability to multi-task to take care of
the general well-being of the laboratory.Previous work in an Ancient DNA
laboratory. Familiarity with genetics and next-generation sequencing
Medical Diagnostics or Microarray Fabrication (either in academia
or industry).Familiarity with Cell Culture with training in sterile
technique.Excellent written, documentation and oral communication
skills.Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Word
and Excel.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
– Time Off: 3 – 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick
days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
– Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans,
dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
– Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after
3 years of service.
– Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program,
$40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options
through participating Harvard grad schools.
– Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as
additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
– Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no
cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation,
and complementary health services.
– Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and
many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for
this position.

“Reich, David Emil” <reich@genetics.med.harvard.edu>

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP, LARGE RIVER FISH ECOLOGY AND POPULATION GENETICS, BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

The Aquatic Ecology Lab (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baylor.edu%2Faquaticlab&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563116724&sdata=gz3gIufC7tT7ZHyNolkcRSfAXbKXtdnrG2Fcw%2Bm5I4s%3D&reserved=0 ) and the Evolutionary Toxicology Lab (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baylor.edu%2Fenvironmentalscience%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D954200&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563116724&sdata=LXrhDJIqVR8NkExCY%2FDIJ3XgkvCxC97mDTvmOnFnE50%3D&reserved=0 ) at Baylor University is seeking applicants for a PhD graduate assistantship starting Fall or Spring 2019.  Applicants should apply to the PhD programs in Biology (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baylor.edu%2Fbiology%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D68415&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563126720&sdata=agfnMFgC7bom6YjrOCIFUctrypEbF1T3llZArgUnimI%3D&reserved=0 ) or the interdisciplinary PhD program in Ecological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences (TIEEES;  https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baylor.edu%2Ftieees%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563126720&sdata=ojF5uZOBuqEHr%2FGB2%2FMTX4Wwj9nBVzLVEGwMMqZvPjo%3D&reserved=0 ).

The student will focus their research on the ecology and population genetics of longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) and alligator gar (Atractosteus spathula) along the Brazos River, the longest river and largest watershed in Texas. The study will focus on up to 6 populations separated by a series of dams/reservoirs over hundreds of kilometers along the middle Brazos River. The student will be heavily involved with capturing, marking, and collecting tissue samples for analysis for genetic sequencing, stable isotopes, and metabolomics of both species over multiple years among these disparate populations. Full characterization of water chemistry, basal food resources, and flow regime will also be fundamental components of the study. The student will be expected to develop additional independent questions related to the project as part of the PhD dissertation.

Baylor affords outstanding research and teaching facilities.  Both the Aquatic Ecology Lab and the Evolutionary Ecotoxicology Lab are housed in the 500,000 sq. ft Baylor Sciences Building and recently moved into new expansion space to accommodate growth of the lab.  Student offices are situated adjacent to the lab and other aquatic teaching and research labs, most notably the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, an analytical laboratory supporting a suite of water, soil, and tissue chemical analyses.  A stable-isotope mass spectrometer lab is also down just down the hall, one of several multi-user shared facilities offering state-of-the-art instrumentation.  Off campus, the 180-acre Lake Waco Wetlands (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waco-texas.com%2Fcms-wetlands%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563126720&sdata=Ql%2FT8Fb7nSB3DdIgL7LTtryKCiVY%2By6r%2FxI%2BVdfpigY%3D&reserved=0  ) supports our Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) outdoor stream facility (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baylor.edu%2Faquaticlab%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D45867&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563126720&sdata=7OCztR%2Bod2cRDAMgtPRFpBaMuzUBaqe8bPwsxIaCJjo%3D&reserved=0  ), one of the largest stream mesocosm facilities in North America.

Baylor offers excellent financial support for qualified applicants.  Annual stipends start at $24,000. Top students typically receive an stipend enhancements from the Graduate School ranging from $1,000-$8,000/y, thus total annual stipends reach up to $32,000/y. Stipends and stipend enhancements are awarded to students for up to 5 years, assuming the student remains in good standing in the department.  Students who apply to the TIEES program receive a 3-year research fellowship which exempts them from teaching; the other two years of stipend are either supported by extramural funding or a TA in the Department of Biology or Environmental Science. Admission also includes full tuition remission (up to a 20 credits per year), health insurance benefits (80% of cost of premium covered; cost to student ~$500/y in 2016), and additional funding opportunities to travel to professional meetings.

Applicants should possess an M.S. degree or substantial undergraduate research experience, competitive GRE scores, and undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPA of 3.25 or higher.  Applicants also must possess a U.S. driver’s license.  Please review additional departmental admission guidelines (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baylor.edu%2Fbiology%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D68418&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563126720&sdata=65sJV2QWXcb1vAXFQCCJxH9qCIVPVTTCQhaCLkS8sXE%3D&reserved=0 ) or (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baylor.edu%2Ftieees%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D941854&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca4db7f9e1afc425c76ca08d6e4172db8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636947185563126720&sdata=XwbER5E559q5C0PEoVpsJvpAVFEKwSgmjhW%2FGZuSx1M%3D&reserved=0 ).

If you meet these criteria and are considering applying, please send an email describing your background and interests to Dr. Ryan S. King (Ryan_S_King@baylor.edu ) and Dr. Cole W. Matson (Cole_Matson@baylor.edu ).  No application will be considered without previous interaction by email and telephone/skype with Drs. King and Matson.  Complete applications need to be submitted to the Graduate School as soon as possible for consideration for Fall or Spring 2019 admission.

Student contractor position – species distribution modeling

Student Services Contract – Biological Science Technician

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> Agency

> United States Department of the Interior

> U.S. Geological Survey

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> Duty Station Location

> Fort Collins Science Center

> 2150 Centre Ave Bldg C

> Fort Collins, CO 80526

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> Contract Dates Approx. 1 July 2019 through 30 June 2021

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> Submit resume and attachments in a single pdf to jarnevichc@usgs.gov by 28 May 2019

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> Introduction

> The Invasive Species Branch of the USGS Fort Collins Science Center includes research focused on invasive species distributions and impacts, including methodological research, modeling exotic species distribution and abundance, and developing communication and delivery tools.

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> Types of Service Required

> The student contractor(s) shall assist on projects related to modeling the distribution and abundance of exotic species, mostly focusing on plants. Projects involve tasks including selection, management, and information extraction from environmental predictor layers describing land use and land cover, climate, and other factors. Additional tasks include model fitting and performance assessment. The work schedule will vary from part-time to 40 hours per week. Flexible scheduling is possible.

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> Required Expertise/Skills

> Completion of a Bachelor’s degree with one or more years of graduate education in a related field is required (biological sciences, natural resources, statistics, or computer science). Computer work is required. Candidate shall have experience with using Geographical Information Systems for managing and summarizing spatial data, including programming skills. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.  Student contractors must either be students (enrolled in a degree program) or within one year post-graduation.

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> Desired (but not required): Expertise programming in R, including strong data management, analysis, and visualization skills. Expertise extracting information from large spatiotemporal datasets using repeatable code. Familiarity with species distribution modeling. ÂÂ

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> Description of Working Conditions

> Work will be performed at the Fort Collins Science Center in an office.

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> Compensation

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

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> 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.

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> 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.

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

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> 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.

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> Contact Information

> The work will be overseen by Catherine Jarnevich. For questions, contact Catherine Jarnevich at jarnevichc@usgs.gov or 970-226-9439.

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Botany field positions outreach

Nature’s Capital, LLC is a small business located in Boise, Idaho. Our mission is to assist clients throughout the Pacific Northwest in the maintenance and enhancement of the natural capital assets found in biological and physical resources. We provide scientifically sound, high quality ecological inventory and assessment information and management recommendations founded in knowledge of ecosystem processes and functions. We are seeking to fill fulltime temporary botany field positions. Positions may be based in locations other than Boise.

Employees in field botany positions will collect and summarize data on plant species populations and habitats and the ecology of forest, shrubland, or grassland vegetation. Work will include, for example, conducting ecological field inventories, assessing vegetation condition and quality, and measuring plant population attributes. Duties include making observations and recording data on plant species composition, stand structure and environmental factors influencing the distribution of plant communities or species. Duties may include recording, summarizing and proofreading technical information; use of word processing, spreadsheet, database or GIS software; and interpreting spatial imagery or other technical map products. The position will require experience in back country travel; use of basic tools such as a field compass, topographic map, clinometer, altimeter and global positioning systems; and operation of motor vehicles on unimproved roadways. Duties may also include assisting with forest inventory or wildlife survey projects.

Work activities require ability to walk for several hours (carrying a backpack with field and personal equipment) in rugged terrain and work in inclement weather conditions. Work schedules may require occasional to frequent overnight travel and primitive camping in remote locations. Subsidized housing may be provide for projects based in locations other than Boise.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants will be considered for Botanist or Botany Technician positions based on combined education or experience summarized as follows:

Position

Education

Experience

Botany Technician

Bachelor’s degree in botany, plant ecology, or related field

A combination of coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree and field experience

Botanist

One year of coursework leading to a graduate degree in botany, plant ecology, or related field

Several seasons of field experience or a combination of field experience and coursework leading to a graduate degree

Previous work experience should demonstrate knowledge of a regional flora and ability to complete tasks outlined in the position description (for example: experience identifying plants using a taxonomical key, special status species survey protocols, determining habitat type, sampling vegetation using standard plant ecology methods, wetland delineation, noxious weed survey protocol, or habitat and population monitoring methods). Back country experience must be documented through work history or recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, or mountaineering. Current first aid certification is required (current Wilderness First Responder certification is preferred).

To apply for a field botany position, please send a current resume as an email attachment to srust@naturescap.com. Include the job title in the subject line. Please provide contact information for individuals with knowledge of your experience and capabilities. Applicants for the positions should make contact as soon as possible. Hiring decisions will be ongoing as applications are received.

Nature’s Capital, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Contact:

Steven K. Rust

Nature’s Capital, LLC

PO Box 8662

Boise, ID 83707

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Wildlife biology positions outreach

Nature’s Capital, LLC is a small business located in Boise, Idaho. Our mission is to assist clients throughout the Pacific Northwest in the maintenance and enhancement of natural capital assets found in biological and physical resources. We provide scientifically sound, high quality ecological inventory and assessment information and management recommendations founded in knowledge of ecosystem processes and functions. We are seeking to fill fulltime temporary positions in wildlife biology. Positions may be based in locations other than Boise.

Employees in wildlife biology positions will collect and summarize data on wildlife species populations and their habitats. Work activities will include, for example, broadcast surveys for nocturnal owls, surveys and assessments of habitat for management indicator species, breeding bird point counts, and surveys for terrestrial reptiles and mollusks. Duties may include recording, summarizing, and proofreading technical information; use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or GIS software; or interpreting spatial imagery or other technical map products. The position will require demonstrated experience in back country travel; experience in use of basic tools such as a field compass, topographic maps, clinometer, altimeter, and global positioning systems; and operation of motor vehicles on unimproved roadways. Duties may also include assisting with forest inventory or botanical survey projects.

Work activities require ability to walk for several hours (carrying a backpack with field and personal equipment) in rugged terrain and work in inclement weather conditions. Work schedules may require occasional to frequent overnight travel and primitive camping in remote locations. Subsidized housing may be provide for projects based in locations other than Boise.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants will be considered for Wildlife Biologist or Wildlife Technician positions based on combined education or experience summarized as follows:

Position

Education

Experience

Wildlife Technician

Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, zoology, or related field

A combination of coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree and field experience

Wildlife Biologist

One year of coursework leading to a graduate degree in wildlife biology, zoology, or related field

Several seasons of field experience or a combination of field experience and coursework leading to a graduate degree

Previous work experience should demonstrate knowledge of a regional fauna and ability to complete tasks outlined in the position description (for example, experience applying a broadcast survey protocol, breeding bird point count protocol, telemetry studies, or conducting terrestrial mollusk surveys). Back country experience must be documented either through work history or recreational activities such as hiking, skiing or mountaineering. Current certification in standard first aid is required (more advanced certification, for example, Wilderness First Responder, is preferred). Applicants must have normal hearing and vision.

To apply for a wildlife biology position, please send a current resume as an email attachment to srust@naturescap.com. Include the job title in the subject line. Please provide contact information for individuals with knowledge of your experience and capabilities. Candidates for the position should make contact as soon as possible. Hiring decisions will begin immediately. Nature’s Capital, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Contact:

Steven K. Rust

Nature’s Capital, LLC

PO Box 8662

Boise, ID 83707

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Riparian Vegetation Technician Needed in OR

Crews will interact with local BLM staff, national level staff at the

National Aquatic Monitoring Center, and GBI senior monitoring staff. Data

collection involves measuring a variety of attributes including water

chemistry and instream habitat, collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates, and

conducting ocular estimates in the riparian zone. Additional data

collection for MIM sites will involve classifying streamside vegetation and

identifying riparian vegetation to species and sub-species. Successful

applicants will be required to work and camp in the field. Applicants

should be prepared to encounter strenuous working conditions.

Field work and duties may include:

• Navigating off-trail to sampling sites;

• Establishing sampling plots and transects (within the stream channel and

streamside riparian area);

• Entering data into and managing the Stream and River Assessment Hub

(SARAH) Ipad application (Aquatic Data Management Protocol); and

• Identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys.

• Collecting riparian vegetation data, including species inventory

(greenline composition, cover and constancy, stubble height, wood), stream

bank stability, age and height classes of woody species, canopy cover, etc.

and making qualitative ecological assessments

Additional duties include:

• Maintaining safety awareness and practices;

• Regular communication with GBI support staff and agency staff;

• Participation in GBI and agency trainings

Compensation:

• $15/hr + $150 non-taxed biweekly housing stipend

• $15 nightly camping per diem

• Paid holidays and personal leave

• Paid preventative health insurance (medical, dental and vision)

To learn more and apply please follow the link below:

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Sage Bates

Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator

Great Basin Institute

16750 Mt. Rose Highway

Reno, NV 89511-8774

775-674-5489 (office)

The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and

service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and

ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to

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

PhD Assistantship – Biodiversity and eDNA, University of Wyoming

Graduate Assistantship available to work with  Melanie Murphy (Department of Ecosystem Science and Management/Program in Ecology)  at University of Wyoming in collaboration The Nature Conservancy (Craig Leisher, Tim Boucher and Jeffrey Evans).

The PhD student will develop new methods for using environmental DNA (eDNA) for holistic biodiversity assessment.  Study areas include Northern Rocky Mountains, Gabon and potentially Baja Sur, Mexico.  Using paired eDNA and bioacoustics sampling, we will ask the questions including: 1) Are relatively intact areas more biodiverse than fragmented landscapes? and 2) is presence of rare species of conservation concern a reliable index of biodiversity?

Prospective students with a background in ecology, wildlife, and/or population genetics are encouraged to apply.  Evidence of robust analytical skills, ability to work independently under challenging field conditions, strong work ethic, quality scientific writing, passion for scientific inquiry, and aptitude for collaborative research are expected.  Previous experience in bioinformatics, population genetics laboratory skills (particularly using low quality/low quantity DNA), and spatial analysis are desirable but not required.  Data collection efforts will require working in remote field conditions, international travel, working in rivers/wetlands and driving a 4WD vehicle.  To apply, please send a statement of interest, complete CV, unofficial transcripts, unofficial GRE scores, and contact information for three professional references as a single PDF file (LastName_Biodiversity.pdf) tomelanie.murphy@uwyo.edu.   Application deadline is June 4, 2019, although review of applicants is currently on-going. First-received applicants will have priority.  Start date is late August 2019 (start of fall semester).

Area and Institution: University of Wyoming (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.uwyo.edu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C70388b0ad19846e4eefb08d6e029313c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636942864886080073&amp;sdata=dkBwV1o5U6kvpv19eLFuoI9Meibbd5kjrWJmHgjhHKc%3D&amp;reserved=0) is ideally located in Laramie, Wyoming with easy access to varied field sites and outdoor recreation opportunities. In addition, the campus is only 1 hour from Fort Collins and ~2 hours from an international airport (Denver, CO).  Applicants are encouraged to investigate the Program in Ecology (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.uwyo.edu%2Fpie&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C70388b0ad19846e4eefb08d6e029313c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636942864886080073&amp;sdata=tD4zdMhZ79oavbD%2BGbYQrY%2FYrvKktpA0%2Budh4V6cBfQ%3D&amp;reserved=0), an integrated, interdepartmental PhD program in ecological science.

Support for this graduate position may be through either a Women in Graduate Education Graduate or Underrepresented Domestic Minority Assistantship.  The University of Wyoming Women in Graduate Education Graduate Assistantships (WGE) are competitive awards intended to increase access and opportunities for U.S. domestic women in graduate degree programs where they are underrepresented. The WGE awards are funded through a partnership of the Office of Graduate Education and the faculty mentor(s) of the prospective student.  The University of Wyoming Under-represented Domestic Minority (URDM) assistantships are intended to increase access and opportunities to graduate education for U.S. students from under-represented/ under-served communities and to increase student diversity in our graduate degree programs on a competitive basis. Statement of interest should address if applicant would qualify for URDM.  The URDM awards are funded through a partnership of the Office of Academic Affairs and the faculty mentor(s) of the prospective student. The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.uwyo.edu%2Fdiversity%2Ffairness&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C70388b0ad19846e4eefb08d6e029313c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636942864886090071&sdata=Mbc2B6jrMEQW5yJ%2BzWVQUg7G7frltKA8gUUO7wwGjeo%3D&reserved=0

Amphibian ecology/evolution Lab Manager/Tech position

The Richards-Zawacki Lab (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rzlab.pitt.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C70388b0ad19846e4eefb08d6e029313c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636942864886080073&amp;sdata=1LKz3%2Bje03uUuOYXBs68VikR7nKf8JtlLlSi5GxONKA%3D&amp;reserved=0) in the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is seeking a Laboratory Technician/Manager that will manage the maintenance of laboratory equipment, purchase supplies, and supervise animal (amphibian) care and undergraduate lab assistants. Depending upon experience, the incumbent may also be responsible for generating and analyzing molecular data for ongoing projects on the topics of amphibian ecology, evolution, and conservation, and providing technical assistance to other personnel involved in these projects who are using similar techniques.

Management experience and excellent communications skills, as well as experience with basic molecular and microbiology techniques, are preferred. The incumbent will train new personnel who are recruited to the project and supervise the efforts of undergraduates. This includes regular meetings with personnel and supervision of notebook keeping. The incumbent will report to the primary investigator and work in collaboration with the primary investigator to manage laboratory activities.

The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff.

Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community.

Please see the full position posting for more information and to submit an application:

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For questions about the position, please contact Corinne Richards-Zawacki (clz17@pitt.edu)

TECHNICIAN in FRESHWATER ECOLOGY/LIMNOLOGY

“The Jefferson Project” is hiring a technician to conduct research in freshwater ecology and limnology. Research topics include invasive species, salinization, eutrophication, algal blooms, and global warming. The technician will assist in lake and stream surveys to assess water quality and biota, including surveys of fish, macro-invertebrates, zooplankton, macrophytes, and algae. The position will also involve working with a highly advanced “smart-sensor” network.

The Jefferson Project is an unprecedented research endeavor devised to study freshwater ecosystems by using “smart-sensor” technologies, leading-edge experiments, and advanced coupled computer models of the weather, runoff, lake circulation, and food webs.  It is a collaboration between Rensselaer, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George. The Jefferson Project is serving as a global model for understanding and protecting freshwater ecosystems.

Our technicians collaborate with Rensselaer researchers, including experts in Ecology, Evolution, Limnology, Engineering, Big Data, Computer Science, Cognitive Science (AI), and the Arts. They also collaborate with researchers from the FUND for Lake George and IBM, including experts in Meteorology, Hydrology, Cyber-infrastructure, and Data Visualization. Collectively, The Jefferson Project team of researchers focuses on moving from science to solutions, as we build the future of freshwater protection.

Applicants should send (in pdf format) a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references to Rick Relyea (relyer@rpi.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. The desired start date is July 2019.

Northern Colorado Plant Ecology and/or Population Genetics MS and PhD positions

We seek two highly motivated student looking to pursue a MS or PhD degree with a focus on plant ecology (Dr. Scott Franklin) and/or population genetics (Dr. Mit McGlaughlin). Current studies include restoration of sagebrush, examining both the genetics and ecology, conservation genetics of rare species, ecology of clonal plants (e.g., aspen), disturbance ecology, and plant classification. To find out more about our current and past research, visit our lab web pages (Dr. Franklin =https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unco.edu%2Fnhs%2Fbiology%2Fabout-us%2Ffranklin-scott%2Flab%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cbdd3fed9a47d4008577d08d6ddcd0bea%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636940270096904720&amp;sdata=kPT9SNyxMXcNP51O6dwI1OFKxgq1MB%2Fz5u03Ib%2FMV0g%3D&amp;reserved=0; Dr. McGlaughlin = https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unco.edu%2Fnhs%2Fbiology%2Fabout-us%2Fmcglaughlin-mitchell%2Flab-home.aspx&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cbdd3fed9a47d4008577d08d6ddcd0bea%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636940270096904720&amp;sdata=TnEmAu422x55lsw6V5KXZXIobFin4%2B4sqSbMtEbu0ik%3D&amp;reserved=0).

The University of Northern Colorado was founded in 1889 and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to the success of its ~12,862 students, with more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs. The university’s just-right size, expert faculty, and tradition of research and hands-on learning gives students exceptional opportunities and a personalized education. If you are interested, contact either Dr. Franklin (scott.franklin@unco.edu) or Dr. McGlaughlin (Mitchell.McGlaughlin@unco.edu).

‘Ecological Monitoring Technician’ Position Available

Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona (GWP) is looking for a new Ecological Monitoring Technician. This role provides field and project administration support for GWP restoration staff. This position is responsible for management of habitat monitoring activities and some coordination of seasonal crews under the direction of the Habitat Restoration Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Assist Habitat Restoration Manager with planning and implementation of

restoration projects

 Conduct vegetation monitoring surveys and additional restoration monitoring

activities on regular basis

 Conduct removal of invasive plant species by chemical and mechanical means

 Conduct restoration planting and seeding

 Maintain and monitor piezometers to determine depth to groundwater

 Conduct photo point data collection

 Use GIS, GPS, and tablets to maintain records

 Assist with water quality monitoring

 Assist in managing seasonal youth corps projects

 Maintain field supply inventory

 Assist in plant propagation and other native plant nursery work when needed

 Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

 Associates Degree in Biology, Natural Resources, or related field is required;

enrolled in or completed a Bachelor’s Degree is preferable; or equivalent

experience

 Experience with scientific data collection in a field setting

 Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to interact with a

wide variety of stakeholders are required

 General computer skills are required, including competence with Microsoft

Office and the Google Suite

 Willingness to work in a variety of conditions, including running water, high heat,

uneven ground, and dense vegetation

 Willingness to coordinate and supervise seasonal employees in a dynamic field

situation

 Ability to manage time effectively and communicate issues promptly

 A valid state driver’s license is required

 Ability to pass a basic security clearance is required

 GPS, GIS, and database management skills are highly desirable

 One to two years of natural resources field experience is preferable

 Ability to operate independently under challenging situations is highly desirable

 Experience driving trailers and using 4-wheel drive is highly desirable

Work Environment:

 Moderate to high physical effort

 Willing to work occasional weekends and holidays as needed

 Assignments involve substantial outdoor work and seasonally extreme

temperatures

 Safe use of hand tools, herbicide application equipment, power tools, and

occasional heavy machinery

Compensation:

$12-$14/hour, depending on experience, plus holiday, vacation, and sick time. Health

insurance is available. This position offers a broad variety of different experiences with a

fun, dynamic team.

Location:

The Gila Watershed Partnership offices are located in Safford, Arizona, a small, friendly

city on the edge of the Sonoran Desert and nestled in the shadow of Mount Graham.

Safford and the Gila Valley offer numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, natural hot

springs, vibrant local festivals, and a reasonable cost of living.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references in a single PDF to

Bethany Drahota, Habitat Restoration Manager, at bethany@gwpaz.org by May 24,

2019.

1 FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR FOREST POLLINATOR GENETICS PROJECTS

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR FOREST POLLINATOR GENETICS PROJECTS led by Dr. Jim Rivers (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpeople.forestry.oregonstate.edu%2Fjim-rivers%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cb5bcd9f188044f0fb11b08d6daa85c48%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636936813992379810&sdata=ARPvkhkncxGzD9jgc3zTjS2X3ILicJYjyFBUjLkRz1s%3D&reserved=0), Dr. Sara Galbraith (Post-doctoral researcher), and Rachel Zitomer (MSc. Candidate) in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

The objective of this research is to assess how behavior, population dynamics, and health of two native bee species are affected by management activities and stand/landscape characteristics in managed forests using cutting-edge genetic techniques, including DNA capture-recapture and DNA metabarcoding. Research assistants will work with both commercially reared and wild bee species throughout the season. Duties will consist of:

* collecting wild pollinators using a variety of techniques (netting, traps, non-lethal tissue samples)

* quantifying floral resources

* measuring plant community, environmental, and management-related variables

* monitoring solitary bees in artificial nests

* extracting pollen samples from nests and specimens

* conducting pollination experiments

* processing specimens in the lab

* entering data

Field work will take place in the rugged and scenic Coast Range of western Oregon and will involve physically demanding work in challenging conditions (heat, cold, rain, sun, steep slopes, loose rock, logging slash, stinging insects, hazardous plants), working long days (up to 12 hours), including some weekends, driving on logging roads, and navigating through difficult forest terrain.

Position will run approximately June 3-September 1, 2019; there is potential for some flexibility on start and end dates. Pay rate is $500-550/week for research assistants. Project-related transportation is provided.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. degree in entomology, animal ecology, botany, or a related field and at least 2 years of field experience (2 season-long field positions=2 years of experience). Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient with insect collection and identification, have previous experience with ecological field work, especially in challenging terrain, and/or are familiar with Oregon flora. Successful applicants will:

* be self-motivated, with a strong work ethic

* be able to carry heavy gear (30+ lbs) on steep slopes

* be able to harmoniously work and problem-solve as part of a team

* have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

* be able to maintain a positive disposition under challenging field conditions

* have a proven track record working safely, efficiently, and cooperative manner in a team setting

To apply: Applicants should create a single PDF containing (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the specific duties described in the position description; (2) a full-length CV or resume; and (3) the names and contact information (email, telephone) of three references. This document should be emailed to Rachel Zitomer at oregonbeecrew[at]gmail[dot]com with “Pollinator Genetics Crew 2019” in the subject line. We will review applications as they are received and earlier applicants may receive more consideration.

PAID field botany positions based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks to fill 3 seasonal (5-month) field technician positions to conduct native seed collections as part of the national Seeds of Success Program in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. These positions would begin as soon as possible, going into June.

Technicians will support SOS native seed collection operations as part of a 3-person collection team. The team (1 lead, 2 team members) will spend approximately 90% of their time in the field scouting, planning, and conducting seed collections as part of the national Seeds of Success Program.

Payment

Lead Field Technicians will be paid $840/week, Field Technicians will be paid $612/week. Housing is not provided.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Joanne Crawford, Manager of Conservation Land Management Training Programs at JCrawford@chicagobotanicgarden.org   for more information about applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions have been filled.

Primary Responsibilities

• Identify potential SOS collection locations and scouting for new potential collection sites; work with BLM to develop a SOS collection plan

• As part of a team, carry out seed collections and package and ship seeds back to partners, keeping detailed records of all collections and shipments

• Ensure quality, accuracy, and timeliness of seed collections and data provided by the collection crew. Lead team to make 30 SOS native seed collections using the BLM SOS protocol https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.blm.gov%2FSOS&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cb5bcd9f188044f0fb11b08d6daa85c48%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636936813992369808&sdata=P%2B4MWnLa%2F7a42V0zdEh5c%2ByXbKqATHXckJIfCUeRcpc%3D&reserved=0

• Timely, accurate reporting of time and effort activities, adherence to all Chicago Botanic Garden policies and procedures for employees and communication with the Chicago Botanic Garden’s manager of Conservation Science Training Programs

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

• B.S. in Botany, Plant Science, Ecology, Environmental Science or a related field

• Strong plant identification skills (to species) and knowledge of plant taxonomy; strong knowledge of plant biology. 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 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

• 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

Physical Demands

Data collection often occurs in remote locations, where cellular connection is unavailable or inconsistent. Field conditions can be extreme: hot summer conditions with potential for heavy rainfall, flash floods, and lightning strikes; high altitude sun exposure; and occasional wildlife encounters (rattlesnakes, bears, and scorpions). Seed collection and vegetation monitoring activities can be physically demanding due to stooping and bending for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and hike up to 6 miles per day is expected. Fieldwork will require overnight travel and will involve overnight camping in remote areas. Safety is a pre-requisite, particularly where industry development (energy extraction, e.g. Natural gas) is occurring and during hunting season, and will guide how fieldwork is conducted.

Eel PhD-student wanted!

Please see below – rare opportunity for PhD student to study eels; fully funded for four years. Although it is in Sweden they will consider non-Swedish-speaking candidates.

Hey fishy experts!

 

We are looking for a driven and sharp candidate for our first PhD-student working on European eel conservation! It’s also available on Facebook.

 

http://www.nrrv.se/2019/05/phd-position-resolving-production-bottlenecks-european-eel/

 

Now hiring: PAID field botany internship in Nevada

Late-breaking PAID field botany internships available with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF), in cooperation with USFS Intermountain Region, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. We are recruiting two (2) Native Seed Interns to collect seed and conduct field surveys throughout the state of Nevada and parts of Eastern California.

If interested, please email Joanne Crawford at jcrawford@chicagobotanic.org or Chris Woolridge at cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org. To apply, please visit the Conservation and Land Management Internship program website at:https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clminternship.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cce4e26ce0a3a4f6c5c2d08d6d9def0f2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935948894347629&amp;sdata=VjwB4pbVnp2biSs6oCJ7gmf%2FoAMDGxvSFk%2FsMsLtNxA%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Scouting and identifying populations of target native plant species suitable for the program;

• Monitoring and maintenance of reciprocal transplant study plots;

• GPS mapping populations of plants, disturbance areas, and other features;

• Monitoring the phenology of plant populations to identify optimal seed collection times;

• Collecting seed from plant populations and completing data forms in accordance with the Seeds of Success (SOS) Technical Protocol;

• Taking herbarium vouchers, and processing and shipping seed as necessary.

• Recording data electronically and on paper data forms, entering and editing data related to restoration activities;

• Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects.

Fisheries Tech – NE Oregon – July to October

We are seeking a fisheries technician to assist in a project evaluating juvenile Chinook Salmon size, growth rates, and survival throughout two NE Oregon basins. The technician will be hired through the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and will be working on a three person crew led by a postdoc from Oregon State University. The project will be based in La Grande, Oregon from mid-July to early/mid October. Free housing is provided.

Please apply using the following link: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.critfc.org%2Fblog%2Fjobs%2Ffishery-technician-ii-6%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cce4e26ce0a3a4f6c5c2d08d6d9def0f2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935948894347629&amp;sdata=TLHEo5MCW8aNOa22caQ1G9m%2Bqs39CcyyMdaXOVa0Q4s%3D&amp;reserved=0

Closing date is May 22nd.

Summer technician position on grapevine drought tolerance in the Bartlett Lab at UC Davis

The Bartlett Lab in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at the University of California, Davis is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working summer technician to assist in research to find root traits that can be used to improve crop drought tolerance. The selected technician will manage a combined greenhouse and vineyard drought experiment on a diverse set of grapevine rootstocks. Responsibilities will include weighing and watering pots to maintain precise experimental drought treatments, using plant physiology equipment to measure root drought tolerance traits and monitor plant water stress and photosynthesis, and harvesting and measuring plant biomass growth. The selected technician will also supervise the undergraduate research students who are assisting with this work. The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience with greenhouse and field experiments, plant physiology and drought tolerance, and viticultural practices.

The successful candidate must have a background in plant biology and strong critical-thinking skills, attention to detail, and a positive attitude. Previous experience with plant biology or physiology research, especially experience using pressure bombs and LI-COR photosynthesis systems, is strongly preferred.

The position will start as early as possible in June and continue through September, though there may be opportunities to continue involvement with this and related research for another year. Salary is $20.54/hr. The greenhouse drought experiment may require several hours of work on the weekends, over a period of 4 – 6 weeks: this work is compensated at 1.5x time the standard rate. To apply, please send (1) a CV, (2) a brief (max. 2 pg) cover letter addressing these qualifications and your previous experience with research, (3) an unofficial transcript, and (4) contact information for 3 references as a single PDF tomkbartlett@ucdavis.edu. Review of applications will begin on 5/30/19.

Paid internship, Archbold Biological Station, Florida

Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Archbold Biological Station, Florida

Beginning September or October 2019; running about 8 months.

Applications due July 26, 2019.

Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and Board.

Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 31-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. A large-scale experimental restoration provides a useful context for restoration ecology projects.  Additional information can be found at the Archbold website:  https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cce4e26ce0a3a4f6c5c2d08d6d9def0f2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935948894337633&amp;sdata=ilRtCDnjusbHw0SJB%2FYq%2F7t9Zlo%2BDHmNadt1fdIoAew%3D&amp;reserved=0 or the plant ecology program website: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2Fhtml%2Fresearch%2Fplant%2Fplant.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cce4e26ce0a3a4f6c5c2d08d6d9def0f2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935948894337633&amp;sdata=DD5IqUJo4Vt3C%2BVjRuf1zM2IYJ559n1o%2BI%2FkX%2FpKPU4%3D&amp;reserved=0 or our intern website: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2Fhtml%2Fresearch%2Fplant%2Fplantinternship.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cce4e26ce0a3a4f6c5c2d08d6d9def0f2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935948894337633&amp;sdata=QD6FyUsNGmKS70ZKqmSmUNcIMl9FmMqimoN7ZztD32g%3D&amp;reserved=0

Interns live on site and receive a room, breakfasts and lunches, and a weekly stipend of $160. Each intern works 20 hours per week assisting with a wide range of ongoing research projects. The remainder of the week can be devoted to an independent research project. Internships run for about 8 months (can sometimes be shorter or longer) and offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology. Most of our interns have gone on to academic or professional positions and many have first-authored publications based on their intern projects.

Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.

Ideal candidates will have independent research experience, classwork and experience in ecology and botany, field ecology experience, strong grades, statistical and GIS skills, and excellent letters of recommendation.

To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by July 26, 2019.

EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY! Send to Eric Menges at emenges@archbold-station.org

Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications

from members of underrepresented groups

PhD Student Opening for Fall 2019 in Wildlife Population Genomics and Disease Ecology

PhD student position is available for research and training in wildlife population genomics, conservation genetics, and disease ecology at the University of Wyoming (UW) in Laramie. The position will be mentored within two labs: the Holly Ernest Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology Lab https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wildlifegenetichealth.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C17e539afc4484c4a1dbb08d6d915f4e8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935085664884455&amp;sdata=VlsgNXaFjJ%2F69PIJF8bRkNapz%2FlA0PDcX70iCtL1h0I%3D&amp;reserved=0 and the Jennifer Malmberg Wildlife Pathology and Genomics Lab https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uwyo.edu%2Fvetsci%2Fdepartment-directory%2Ffaculty-members%2Fmalmberg-jennifer.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C17e539afc4484c4a1dbb08d6d915f4e8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935085664884455&amp;sdata=9d%2BL2TuST6irSsxDyRS0CdL1TCiXf%2Bdbhn6MyYStrUk%3D&amp;reserved=0 in the Department of Veterinary Sciences https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uwyo.edu%2Fvetsci&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C17e539afc4484c4a1dbb08d6d915f4e8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935085664884455&amp;sdata=S%2FTp%2BKw3Tsr2y8r11A2lTyXxQyx4YbJXBA9h4%2F308fo%3D&amp;reserved=0 and the UW Graduate Program in Ecology (PiE; https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uwyo.edu%2Fpie%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C17e539afc4484c4a1dbb08d6d915f4e8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935085664884455&amp;sdata=kWzOfa23aJIhkCFta5Lo0BgYHmggVEzmg%2Fk6gM2W2B8%3D&amp;reserved=0). Research will use genomic, genetic and diagnostic methods to study wildlife population ecology and disease ecology in the Rocky Mountain West and/or California, with project either in large mammal or avian species.  Information and application instructions: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wildlifegenetichealth.org%2Fgrad-wildlife-genomics%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C17e539afc4484c4a1dbb08d6d915f4e8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935085664884455&amp;sdata=J4xzEh7oihjnqjFi339CkuaSJUhn%2FCJji9ZVlMieNZU%3D&amp;reserved=0

PhD Position Available for Fall/Winter 2019 on Outreach for Conservation Behavior Change

. Rebecca Niemiec is recruiting a PhD student to begin in Fall (or potentially Winter) 2019 in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University.

The student would help with an NSF-funded project focused on motivating neighborhood collective action for habitat conservation in peri-urban landscapes. The project will involve conducting large-scale field experiments in partnership with the City of Fort Collins and local non-profit organizations testing the effectiveness of different community outreach approaches.

The PhD position would include guaranteed funding for three years through a graduate research assistantship. Desired qualifications include: a master’s degree in natural resource management, environmental education, or other related field, statistical expertise, and knowledge of social-psychology theory as applied to environmental issues.

Prospective students interested in this opportunity may write directly to Dr. Rebecca Niemiec at Rebecca.niemiec@colostate.edu. Please include your CV and a cover letter with a description of your interest in the project and your relevant background experience.

For more information about the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University, please visit:https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwarnercnr.colostate.edu%2Fhdnr%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C17e539afc4484c4a1dbb08d6d915f4e8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935085664894451&amp;sdata=6HjotdDRN1BfwyqXB5odT5bZOYtGt7FnVsDQObazutc%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Clemson’s Online Master’s in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Clemson University is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 for the Online Non-thesis, Masters in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program. Admissions guidelines and a link to graduate admissions can be found on our website (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clemson.edu%2Fonline%2Fprograms%2Fwildlife-fisheries-biology.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C17e539afc4484c4a1dbb08d6d915f4e8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935085664904449&amp;sdata=uyuUzRL7i%2BGAId%2BYo0CI7lL7MyTmGSa%2FvNN9Ow9mOrU%3D&amp;reserved=0). If you need to take the GRE please plan to do so at least 2 weeks prior to the application deadline so official scores can be received before June 30th.

Field technician opportunity, working on mountain-dwelling wildlife across the West

We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable field technician to assist in

research related to American pikas, alpine ecosystems, and landscape

climatology.  The selected technician will work as part of a team to travel

to remote locations across mountains of the western USA to make and record

observations of field conditions (animal presence and abundance), and retrieve,

replace, and re-deploy microclimatic sensors and .  Work will involve

strenuous hiking on rocky talus slopes, in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

National Parks, as well as across the hydrographic Great Basin of Nevada,

Oregon, and California.  Although breathtakingly scenic, accessing these

locations is physically demanding, often requiring sustained hiking

(usually 6-18 miles per day, sometimes without a marked trail) in remote,

rocky, high-elevation locations to elevations >3800 m.  Daily duties

include searching for mammals and their signs, conducting surveys on talus

and scree slopes often in early morning and late evening, identification

and measurements of shrub and tree species, and measurement of slope and

aspect, among other activities.  All field equipment and instruction in

field techniques and safety practices and training will be provided, as

will information on the research questions, rationale, and research to date.

Based in Bozeman, MT, the selected technician will be paid per diem

expenses, plus other benefits (please inquire).  Although the primary

requirement of these positions is for the collection and entry of field

data, there may be opportunities to continue involvement with this and

related research.  Position will start in mid-July, and extend through

early September.

*If interested, please express your interest in such an opportunity by

providing (concatenated into 1 file): 1) a resume or CV, 2) a cover

letter* *addressing

these qualifications and your ‘fit’ to the position, 3) unofficial

undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 4) contact information for

three or more individuals that can verify your qualifications.*  Please

send the materials, and/or any questions, to project investigator Dr. Erik

Beever (USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center; EBeever@usgs.gov;

(406) 994-7670).  *Applications will be received on a rolling basis until

30 May 2019, after which point a decision will be made shortly. *

*Requirements:*

·   Ability to hike on rockslides with a medium to moderately heavy

backpack in rugged, high-elevation areas.

·   Familiar with navigation by maps, compass, and GPS

·   Comfortable working and camping in remote backcountry locations; solid

decision-making in these contexts

·   Critical-thinking skills, attention to detail, and positive attitude

·   Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

·   Successfully complete a federal background check

·   Submission of transcripts with application materials

*Desirable qualifications:*

–          Experience in collection of field data, and identification of

western-USA plant species

–          Interest in ecology, wildlife, climate, physical geography, and

scientific research

–          GIS, remote sensing, statistics, wildlife biology

Research Technician Position in Algal Ecology at Florida International University

A research technician position is available in the Algal Ecology Laboratory (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Falgae.fiu.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C5974a78cd74d4cfe173e08d6d39691f9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929040999285226&amp;sdata=XIRdCyHhUzAOQT6LqEIMZRc%2FE0v53H3Dqg787GD9RNY%3D&amp;reserved=0) of the Institute of Water and Environment at Florida International University (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Finwe.fiu.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C5974a78cd74d4cfe173e08d6d39691f9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929040999285226&amp;sdata=WbDLdxZ90NFryJejUbCmLdOOzADmYApOQ4f%2F1C23DCk%3D&amp;reserved=0) to conduct research in the Florida Everglades. This position is affiliated with the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffcelter.fiu.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C5974a78cd74d4cfe173e08d6d39691f9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929040999285226&amp;sdata=suIBQ7hQXV4FI90fzXhqu9cbvhzUqNIDm5ZdxeXJSaw%3D&amp;reserved=0) and will include integrative field and experimental research, and public outreach.

FIU is a public research university in Miami with a highly diverse, vibrant, and growing student body located near the eastern boundary of the Everglades. The Institute of Water and Environment is an FIU Preeminent Program in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education. It supports interdisciplinary research, interactive education, and public engagement by linking top scientists with thought-leaders and business professionals, as well as local, state, and federal collaborators to foster environmental sustainability. The FCE LTER, based at FIU, is a very active community of over 70 scientists and 60 graduate students from multiple departments and institutions who conduct integrative, multidisciplinary, long-term research.

The selected candidate will join an existing collaborative team of graduate students, FIU faculty, as well as scientists from the South Florida Water Management District, Everglades National Park, and the Everglades Foundation, with a shared goal of understanding and forecasting community and ecosystem changes in coastal wetland ecosystems exposed to sea-level rise and large-scale freshwater restoration.

Description

The technician will work as part of a team under general supervision performing a variety of field, laboratory and administrative tasks on Everglades research projects. The position will involve field sampling of algae, plants, water and aquatic consumers and operation of automated sensors in harsh conditions in the Everglades. Laboratory activities include biological sample processing according to fixed protocols, and use of microscopes to identify, count and catalogue Everglades algae and invertebrates. The technician will also help prepare and analyze data for reports, publications, scientific presentations and staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience in environmental field.

Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with microscopes, basic knowledge of field and laboratory methods for algae analysis, prior operation of boats and trucks, ability to solve minor technical problems related to various instruments, computers and software in the lab, effective analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, methodical procedural approaches & planning, project management, accountability, self-direction, mentoring (lab assistants).

Advertised Salary: $32,000 – $38,000 commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply: Visit careers.fiu.edu (external) or myhr.fiu.edu (FIU employees), job opening ID 517938: Sr. Laboratory Technician. Applications should be completed by June 1, 2019 for full consideration. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. For questions about the position or application process, contact Dr. Evelyn Gaiser,gaisere@fiu.edu.

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fiu.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C5974a78cd74d4cfe173e08d6d39691f9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929040999285226&amp;sdata=wp9hvGem406V7CmbwkRMRKKnoBWrwohZCIbPCkuqWH4%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Vegetation Monitoring Field Technician Position – Penn State University

One (1) Vegetation Monitoring Field Technician Position Available in Coudersport, PA/Susquehannock State Forest with the Penn State University Deer Forest Study for Summer 2019.(https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fecosystems.psu.edu%2Fresearch%2Fprojects%2Fdeer&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C5974a78cd74d4cfe173e08d6d39691f9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929040999285226&amp;sdata=os6iFSB1XHNX0FM76m2uRRr2FS0e759z3QQg9iAg5As%3D&amp;reserved=0)

Dates: Monday, May 13th – Friday, August 9th, with possible extension through Friday, August 16th

Pay: Full time, 40hr/week appointment. Field Technicians – $11.50/hr.

Furnished housing and a vehicle for work-related travel are also provided for field crews.

Description: This position is part of a long-term vegetation research and monitoring project assessing the effects of white-tailed deer browsing and other factors on understory plant community composition and tree regeneration in central and northern Pennsylvania.

Duties:

Technicians will work in teams of 4 and must be able to find, monument, and inventory permanent forest vegetation plots using GPS and other tools in central or northern Pennsylvania. Daily duties include navigation to remote parts of Pennsylvania state forest lands, hiking 2-4 miles, daily, with equipment, and collection of quality vegetation monitoring data, which includes the identification, size class, and abundance of more than 100 species of overstory and understory plants—with a field PC.

Key qualifications:

At least two years toward a natural resources baccalaureate degree; demonstrated plant identification skills (as evidenced by a course in plant ID, such as dendrology, and/or field experience collecting vegetation data); ability to work independently and reliably without direct supervision in challenging field conditions; and possession of a valid driver’s license.

Questions: Contact Michael Perkins at mdp297@psu.edu

Application deadline: Applications reviewed as received.

To apply, email a cover letter, résumé, transcripts (unofficial OK), and contact information for three references (at least one reference should be able to comment on your plant identification skills) to:

Ms. Bobbi Joy Scovern, Administrative Support Assistant Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

419 Forest Resources Building

University Park, PA 16802

Email: bys5@psu.edu

Botanist/Riparian Vegetation Technician Needed in Oregon

GBI is recruiting Botanists to assist in the implementation of the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) for Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring

(AIM) of lotic ecosystems, as well as the Multiple Indicator Monitoring

(MIM) of stream channels and streamside vegetation. The Botanists will work with agency staff, GBI staff and Aquatic Monitoring Field Leads and Technicians. Each Botanist will work as part of a three-person crew (one Crew Lead, one Botanist, one Technician) to assess riparian vegetation and sample streams and rivers on BLM-managed land using the BLM’s Aquatic AIM and MIM protocols for wadeable rivers and streams. AIM seeks to standardize the collection of quantitative data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making resource management decisions.

More information about AIM and AIM implementation can be found at

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faim.landscapetoolbox.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C5974a78cd74d4cfe173e08d6d39691f9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929040999295222&amp;sdata=biW4Mk6z2skkP42OSlhGyCfHPBEYqKTeq%2FiUaCoJYqQ%3D&amp;reserved=0

Crews will interact with local BLM staff, national level staff at the National Aquatic Monitoring Center, and GBI senior monitoring staff. Data collection involves measuring a variety of attributes including water chemistry and instream habitat, collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates, and conducting ocular estimates in the riparian zone. Additional data collection for MIM sites will involve classifying streamside vegetation and identifying riparian vegetation to species and sub-species. Successful applicants will be required to work and camp in the field. Applicants should be prepared to encounter strenuous working conditions.

Field work and duties may include:

• Navigating off-trail to sampling sites; • Establishing sampling plots and transects (within the stream channel and streamside riparian area); • Entering data into and managing the Stream and River Assessment Hub

(SARAH) Ipad application (Aquatic Data Management Protocol); and • Identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys.

• Collecting riparian vegetation data, including species inventory (greenline composition, cover and constancy, stubble height, wood), stream bank stability, age and height classes of woody species, canopy cover, etc.

and making qualitative ecological assessments

District/State Office Projects:

• 1 Botanist, Lakeview District Office – Oregon Statewide project; home base Klamath Falls and Lakeview, Oregon • 1 Botanist, Vale District Office – Oregon Statewide project; home base Vale and Baker City, Oregon • 1 Botanists, Burns District Office – Oregon Statewide project; home base Burns, Oregon

Compensation:

• $15/hr + $150 non-taxed biweekly housing stipend • $15 nightly camping per diem • Paid holidays and personal leave • Paid health insurance (medical, dental and vision)

May 28, 2019 – October 4, 2019

To learn more and apply please visit the link below:

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcrcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org%2Fcareers%2Fcareers.aspx%3Frf%3DECOLOG%26req%3D2019-AIM-002&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C5974a78cd74d4cfe173e08d6d39691f9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929040999295222&amp;sdata=nx7eh1UnOEl6C0sP9r63kmLktVgb06w%2BCdT6d5EVbgw%3D&amp;reserved=0

Fall REU Internship opportunity at SERC

twelve week internship is available for an undergraduate student August through October 2019 at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland, USA.  The student will be part of an interdisciplinary team studying the role of tidal marshes in the aquatic carbon cycle with emphasis on the dynamics of dissolved organic matter (DOM).  The student will be involved in both laboratory and field studies at the SERC Global Change Research Wetland and learn optical and biogeochemical techniques in DOM research.  There is potential for integrating the internship into a senior project.

If you are interested contact:  Pat Neale @  nealep@si.edu

Deadline for applications is June 1st

General information on internships at SERC, including application procedures can be found at:

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Paid summer bat technician – start date May 28

Please see the link https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoee.dc.gov%2Fservice%2Finternships&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C47dc91e2132a482fc7ca08d6d45f6ac8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929903637276806&amp;sdata=Q2Z3xMKzmMthRd2q0ecVM6YvDHLw%2FqP5H80vGK6rR4s%3D&amp;reserved=0 and

additionally email lindsay.rohrbaugh@dc.gov

*Location: Washington, DC*

*Start Date: May 38, 2019 *

*End Date: Aug 31, 2019 or later*

*Last Date to Apply:  ASAP*

*Hours:  Approximately 35+ hours/week*

Technician needed to conduct mist netting for bats in Washington, DC. This

work is part of a larger survey of the bat community of the National

Capital region. The majority of the work will be conducted at *NIGHT. * Must

have own transportation. Housing *NOT*provided. Hours and days worked will

vary, so candidate must have flexibility.

*DUTIES:*

Mist net for bats

Track bats to roosts using telemetry

Collect environmental data at bat roost locations.

Conduct bat roost exit counts

Conduct bat acoustical monitoring

Data Entry

*COMPENSATION:*

Salary: $19.73/hr

*QUALIFICATIONS:*

Applicants must be able to:

Stand for 30-180 minute intervals

Hike/walk 1- 10 miles a day

Carry up to 30 pounds

Use hand-held and driving navigation tools

Accurately record field data

Must be vaccinated for rabies

Must have valid driver’s license

Must have bat handling experience

*PREFERRED:*

The ideal candidate will have experience with mist netting, identifying

bats, and tracking with telemetry.

Please send resume/CV with three references to *lindsay.rohrbaugh@dc.gov*

Full-time lab/field technician position at Villanova University

The Weston lab in the Department of Geography & the Environment at Villanova University is seeking a full-time field and laboratory research technician. The Weston lab investigates the impact of climate change and land use change in coastal ecosystems (see https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnweston.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C47dc91e2132a482fc7ca08d6d45f6ac8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929903637286802&amp;sdata=Q4PuRjFQbldkH%2Ba5z%2FNaRhkYkKXhXoeJWpzcuwQ7i6Y%3D&amp;reserved=0 for more information). This is temporary position contingent on grant funding, currently with three years of funding secured, with a start date of 1 June 2019.

The technician duties will include field research, laboratory analyses, assisting with undergraduate and graduate student independent research, and other duties that may be assigned. The technician will primarily conduct laboratory analyses and field research in support of ongoing research projects including, but not limited to, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Plum Island Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project, and will additionally provide support for undergraduate and graduate student research. The technician will participate in field work in tidal marshes and estuaries, including day-trips to sites in the Delaware River, New Jersey, and multi-day field campaigns to the Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts. The technician will perform field research including measurement of surface elevation tables (SETs), marker horizons, above- and below-ground plant biomass, estuarine lateral flux using an acoustic doppler current profiler, dawn/dusk transects to measure estuarine metabolism, and vertical gas flux measurements using chambers. In the laboratory, the technician’s duties will include gamma counting of soils, soil carbon and nitrogen measurements, nutrient analysis of water samples, data and meta-data preparation and organization, and assisting with (and possibly leading) manuscript preparation. After appropriate training and orientation, the technician will be responsible for leading field trips and overseeing graduate and undergraduate students in the field and laboratory. The technician will be responsible for transportation to field sites and must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be comfortable trailering a small boat behind a 12 passenger van. The technician will need to take and pass a boating safety course and will be responsible for transportation on-site by motorboat. Field work will be occasionally physically demanding with long hours. This position requires willingness and ability to conduct field research in wetland systems, including sometimes physically demanding work in hot or cold temperatures in muddy and sometimes buggy conditions. This position will also require occasional extended work hours to meet research objectives, and the operation of vehicles and small motorboats. The position will be primarily based at Villanova University, but will require travel and extended stay at field stations.

An undergraduate degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, earth science, or a related discipline is required. A relevant graduate degree and/or professional experience is preferred, with prior experience with small motor-craft, trailering, and wetland field research highly desirable. A cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference are required. For more information and to apply, visit https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.villanova.edu%2Fpostings%2F16185&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C47dc91e2132a482fc7ca08d6d45f6ac8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636929903637286802&amp;sdata=ZfUGu2yVM%2FbEbe7aA7xhDQwYHXm746yqXC8F39NX5%2FI%3D&amp;reserved=0. Applications will be considered starting on 15 May 2019, and the position remains open until filled.

PhD position – Fisheries Ecology – Memorial University of Newfoundland

fully funded PhD opportunity to work on Atlantic halibut movement and stock assessment is available at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada under the co-supervision of Drs. Arnault Le Bris and Jonathan Fisher.

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) supports the most valuable groundfish fishery per-unit-weight in Atlantic Canada. Despite high socio-economic importance for 5 Canadian provinces, the spatial ecology and stock structure of the species is poorly understood making the fishery vulnerable to changing ecosystem conditions and mismanagement. Using an exceptionally rich dataset from more than 100 pop-up satellite tags (and further deployments), the candidate will develop quantitative approaches to integrate movement data into stock assessment models and species distribution models. The candidate is anticipated to participate in field tagging operations and to contribute to Fisheries and Oceans Canada stock assessment meetings. Fieldwork will occur aboard research and fishing vessels across Atlantic Canada.

The candidate will be registered in the PhD program in Fisheries Sciences offered at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada .

Application. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and university transcripts (official or unofficial) by email to both Dr. Jonathan Fisher jonathan.fisher@mi.mun.ca and Dr. Arnault Le Bris, arnault.lebris@mi.mun.ca. Application deadline is May 17th, 2019.

For queries on the application process or more information on the position, please consult https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arnaultlebris.ca%2FPhDstudent_MarineInstiute_MUN_OFI_AtlanticHalibut.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C47dc91e2132a482fc7ca08d6d45f6ac8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C636929903637306788&sdata=3%2BAQRQZx40bFLVDNWK4zfXpWgIy8jFVc9aICRhUGDcg%3D&reserved=0 or send an email to arnault.lebris@mi.mun.ca.