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Graduate position: TulaneU.EvolutionaryBiology

 ‘Plus One’ MS opportunities in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at
> Tulane University.
>
> The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in
> the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University
> (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.tulane.edu%2Fsse%2Feebio%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637112330160963777&sdata=jcr83R%2F97rz%2Fen4LnIx3fL80BDf2OWc8ELT7IaNMrKM%3D&reserved=0) encourages applications to our
> ‘Plus One’ MS program, a one-year, non-thesis MS program.
>
> The Plus One degree program is designed for students who are interested
> in seeking employment with environmental agencies of federal, state,
> and municipal government; non-governmental organizations; and in private
> industry, including environmental consulting firms. The program also will
> be useful for students planning to enter more advanced professional degree
> programs (e.g., law, public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, natural
> resources management) and for students intent on pursuing additional
> academic training (e.g., Ph.D. degree programs). The program is also
> useful for students seeking to strengthen teaching skills and pedagogy
> for a future career in education.
>
> Students have freedom to design the program to meet their educational and
> professional needs, but typically elect to pursue one of three loosely
> defined tracks in the program:
>
> (1)     Research, in which students work closely with a tenured or tenure-
>        track faculty mentor, with the goal of strengthening research
>        capacity and potentially producing a peer-reviewed
>        publication; these students typically use this track as a
>        steppingstone to a Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary
>        Biology or a related field.
> (2)     Pedagogy, in which students work closely with one or more
>        teaching faculty mentors, with the goal of strengthening
>        teaching experience and skills, including the option to serve as
>        an Teaching Fellow in EBIO 1010, Diversity of Life; these
>        students typically go on to teach at the high school or
>        elementary school level or otherwise engage in educational
>        activities.
> (3)     Knowledge base, in which students work with the Graduate Studies
>        coordinator or other faculty member to identify courses required
>        to bolster transcripts and knowledge base; these students
>        typically go on to apply to professional degree programs such as
>        law, medical, or veterinary schools or join the workforce.
>
> We have established a strong track record of assisting Plus One students
> to meet their professional and educational goals. Recent graduates from
> the program are currently in highly regarded PhD programs, law schools,
> medical schools and vet schools; teaching in high schools; and working
> in industry and governmental and non-governmental agencies.
>
> Our department houses a strong team of outstanding researchers
> and educators, with established strengths in coastal and tropical
> systems. We are committed to promoting diversity in STEM, and particularly
> welcome applications from members of groups that are traditionally
> under-represented in the field of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
>
> Students are encouraged to directly contact the faculty member or members
> they are interested in working with as advisors.
>
> Dr. Hank Bart (Email: hbartjr@tulane.edu; Website:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpeople.tubri.org%2Fhank%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=A3BvbgB1h1iFPn7zC8I0AHDyEW%2F2uEQZoUeWWe9r7TY%3D&reserved=0), whose research interests focus on ecology
> and systematics of freshwater fishes and amphibians
>
> Dr. Dorothy Cheruiyot (Email: dcheruiyot@tulane.edu), a Professor of
> the Practice who can advise students interested in pedagogy, as well
> as students in research on plants and animal interactions, elemental
> defense, biointeraction between elements and organic defense chemicals,
> and the trophic transfer of elements.
>
> Dr. Keith Clay (Email: clay@tulane.edu), whose research interests focus
> on symbiotic interactions and their effect on larger scale ecological and
> evolutionary processes, utilizing a variety of systems from vertebrates
> to bacteria, with an emphasis on plants and fungi.
>
> Dr. Emily Farrer (Email: efarrer@tulane.edu; Web:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Femilyfarrer.wordpress.com&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=%2FXAycCdU3rsF%2BoATnMFboHZlmbXaKuULPUzJz%2FEin%2Bk%3D&reserved=0), whose research interests include
> plant ecology, plant-microbe interactions, global change biology,
> invasive species, wetland ecology, population genetics, and botany
>
> Dr. Hannah Frank (Email: hannah.kim.frank@gmail.com; Web:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hkfrank.com&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=A6nU9VGg1QpS5FE60uajdttQGvLjp9Z0sdv44yo3nnA%3D&reserved=0), whose research focuses on evolutionary ecology,
> molecular evolution and evolutionary immunology, particularly in bats.
>
> Dr. Kathleen Ferris (Email: kferris@tulane.edu; Web:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fkathleengferristulane.wordpress.com&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=78x0LLVDF8%2Bx7zq7A0psZK1I4%2B6btFo83ytxppN0aI8%3D&reserved=0), whose research addresses
> quantitative and population genetics of natural plant populations,
> speciation, and plant ecology
>
> Dr. Alex Gunderson (Email: agunderson@tulane.edu;
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.physiologicalecology.com&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637112330160963777&sdata=wKEZVCxa%2Bh3MQvPYEyPjw8V0yFQMMDuw3Xc5lpNy4EY%3D&reserved=0), who works with physiological and
> evolutionary ecology, global change biology, and herpetology
>
> Dr. Donata Henry (Email: droome@tulane.edu; Web: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdonatahenry.com&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=LTOwe699dCcTp%2B92mh63RZSoRFZR%2BcuZea15TZZLfhU%3D&reserved=0),
> a Senior Professor of the Practice who advises students in pedagogy,
> as well as research on avian ecology, behavioral ecology, conservation
> and the natural history of Louisiana.
>
> Dr. Jordan Karubian (Email: jk@tulane.edu; Web:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkarubian.tulane.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=iw9UGYENQ5wrgiepvgihzQ55PIDW674X7Ds0z2WEx3c%3D&reserved=0), who works in tropical ecology and
> conservation, animal behavior, and urban ecology
>
> Dr. Tim McLean (Email: tmclean1@tulane.edu), a Professor of the Practice
> who can advise students interested in pedagogy, as well as students in
> research on molecular ecology and marine biology.
>
> Dr. Renata Ribeiro (Email: rduraes@tulane.edu; Web:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fduraesribeiro.tulane.edu%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=mJGa4aZDvgRL2plNsmwLHzHfp0HYc2FDYz5%2BsHalfJ4%3D&reserved=0), a Professor of the Practice who can
> advise students interested in pedagogy, as well as students in research
> on avian ecology and behavior, and evolution, tropical ecology, and
> conservation.
>
> Dr. Thomas Sherry (Email: tsherry@tulane.edu; Web:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.tulane.edu%2F~Sherry27%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637112330160963777&sdata=J8y%2F%2BphW8SuJ6Hd2ltJiMHfAVocldezXYMCiP1h2LY0%3D&reserved=0), whose research interests focus on
> avian population ecology and conservation biology
>
> Dr. Caz Taylor (Email: caz@tulane.edu; Web: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcaz.tulane.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160963777&sdata=Rhyzpnq0lwjuCB5rg4QOIdgj4sdjXwo2%2BWyjAQFT8TY%3D&reserved=0),
> whose research focuses on population biology of migratory species, urban,
> and wetlands ecology.
>
> Dr. Sunshine Van Bael (Email: svanbael@tulane.edu; Web:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvanbaellab.wp.tulane.edu&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112330160973776&sdata=aO%2FqO%2FK7d8eqlUgaQmOTRNYU70fvrpESx1wfwVkpHYw%3D&reserved=0), whose research addresses tropical
> ecology, plant-insect-fungal interactions, multi-trophic interactions,
> coastal and wetland ecology
>
> To find out more about the Plus One program, see:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.tulane.edu%2Fsse%2Feebio%2Facademics%2Fgraduate%2Fplus-one-ms.cfm&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C20a3a5c5f0c84f967b3b08d77a49e881%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637112330160973776&sdata=XJtgQNZ4fR2wr4L1AL6psCApa0mg6kM%2B1T09g801Ook%3D&reserved=0
>
> For any general inquiries or more information, please contact Graduate
> Studies Coordinator Dr. Jordan Karubian at jk@tulane.edu
>
> EEBIOL <eebiol@tulane.edu>
>

Graduate position: GeorgeMasonU.EvolutionCamouflage

A MSc student researchpositionis available to start Fall 2020 in the lab
> of Dr. Ylenia Chiari at George Mason University in Virginia (USA). We
> seek a highly motivated prospective graduate student with an interest
> in camouflage. The project involves field and computer work. The Chiari
> Lab (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.yleniachiari.it&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C55f095c5cf714d6f4e0208d77a49c8d2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112329629638439&amp;sdata=QSLrJu0jfmUYzdPNlLBj0cdwIp3b2ij2eQPhxafL2jg%3D&amp;reserved=0) uses integrative approaches from molecular
> biology to behavior to computational modeling to study the causes and
> consequences of morphological variation in reptiles and mechanisms of
> adaptation in fish.
>
> Successful candidates will have some previous research experience and a
> strong interest in evolutionary biology. Applications from traditionally
> underrepresented groups is encouraged.
>
> For full consideration for admission to the MScprogram the deadline
> is January 15 2020. Candidates can decide to apply to the MSc in
> Biologyhttps://catalog.gmu.edu/colleges-schools/science/systems-biology/biology-ms/or
> Environmental
> Scienceshttps://esp.gmu.edu/academic-programs/graduate/forms-and-policies/important-dates/depending
> on the coursework the student is most interested in.
>
> Full support will be provided through a teaching assistantship. However,
> the successful candidate will also be encouraged to apply for graduate
> fellowships during his/her MSc.
>
> George Mason is located in the exciting Washington D.C. area and is one
> of the fasted growing universities in the US. Students can take advantage
> of the strong inter-connectivity between George Mason and the Smithsonian
> and other Government and Non-Profit Institutions.
>
> Prospective students should send a short description of their research
> interests and past research experience along with a resume or CV
> (including the names of three people who could serve as a reference on
> your behalf) toychiari@gmu.edu.
> Selection of candidates will begin immediately.
>
>
>
> Dr. Ylenia Chiari
> Assistant Professor
>
> Department of Biology
> George Mason University
> Science and Technology Campus
10900 University Boulevard, MSN 4D4
> 407 Colgan Hall
> Manassas, 20110 VA
> USA
>
> Phone: (703) 993-4467
> Email ychiari@gmu.edu
> Lab Webpage https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yleniachiari.it&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C55f095c5cf714d6f4e0208d77a49c8d2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637112329629643438&amp;sdata=htF0hgdX39dMgq3ugWO3%2FhwblD0CY0%2BGEK2%2BqriL6CI%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Twitter https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fylenia_chiari&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C55f095c5cf714d6f4e0208d77a49c8d2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637112329629643438&amp;sdata=ecC11FHpWWNbQEiEXVpnYsNbFUefnAIXhlS8%2FHnn%2BTk%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
>
>
> Ylenia Chiari <yle@yleniachiari.it>
>

NorthCarolinaStateU.CropEvolution

Broadly interdisciplinary PhD fellowships NC State University, Raleigh,
> NC, USA
>
> National Science Foundation-funded graduate research training
> program offering Ph.D. candidates across multidisciplinary
> fields of study the opportunity to examine the science, policy,
> and public engagement aspects and impacts of Agricultural
> Biotechnology on Food, Energy, and Water. Evolution of crops
> and their pests/weeds is one focus of the program. Fellowships
> are at $34K per year.
>
> Program Fellows receive a Ph.D. in a natural/social science,
> or humanities graduate program and a graduate minor in Genetic
> Engineering and Society, and will:
>
> Embark on their studies embedded with NC farms, with later
> opportunities for international internships • Collaborate
> on an interdisciplinary cohort project • Take advanced
> interdisciplinary graduate courses and develop at least one
> interdisciplinary chapter in the PhD thesis.
>
> For more information email Fred_Gould@ncsu.edu
>
>
>
>
> Fred Gould <fgould@ncsu.edu>
>

Graduate position: NorthernArizonaU.Bioinformatics

 Northern Arizona University: Recruitment is open for graduate student
> positions in the area of Health and Bioinformatics in the School of
> Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at Northern Arizona
> University (NAU). Qualified students are eligible for research and
> teaching assistantships with highly-competitive stipends. SICCS¡¦s
> mission is to conduct high-impact, innovative research in informatics
> with an emphasis on producing solutions that lead to benefits in human
> and environmental health.
>
> Research opportunities are available in the following areas linked to
> specific SICCS faculty: Viacheslav ¡§Slava¡¨ Fofanov: High-throughput
> metagenomic sequencing, pathogen detection and transmission. Tara
> Furstenau: Bioinformatics, computational biology, metagenomic analysis,
> pathogen detection. Crystal Hepp: Phylogeography, arboviruses, molecular
> epidemiology. Joe Mihaljevic: Ecological informatics, multi-pathogen
> communities, infectious diseases. Marc Tollis:Phylogenetics, population
> genetics, phylogeography, comparative genomics, cancer evolution. Other
> research opportunities are available with our affiliated faculty: Gregory
> Caporaso: Bioinformatics, bioinformatics education, human microbiome.
>
> Flagstaff offers an ideal, scenic environment for living and
> learning. With a four-season climate, amazing landscapes, and ample
> sunshine, you¡¦ll discover outdoor adventures unlike anywhere else
> in the United States¡Xfind out more about NAU and Flagstaff at
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnau.edu%2Fabout%2Fliving-in-flagstaff%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C306d3f2ef3a14ef145b708d779f255d4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637111954039565056&amp;sdata=mLLsy1yrlMh%2F8tVXvDojv1OPxPljdY62p0DPoqmKAVU%3D&amp;reserved=0 . Assistantship benefits
> include stipends, full tuition waiver, health insurance, and research
> support.
>
> Candidates should explore the SICCS website (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FbioSICCS&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C306d3f2ef3a14ef145b708d779f255d4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637111954039565056&amp;sdata=lRWBeu9j5vQz9arig4jxAx716H5Yv0%2FgmLYxhF4U1lQ%3D&amp;reserved=0
> ) and contact the professor whose interests align most closely with
> information on their background, research interests, and qualifications,
> as well as a current resume.
>
> Formal applications to our programs can be submitted online at
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fsiccsapply&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C306d3f2ef3a14ef145b708d779f255d4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637111954039565056&amp;sdata=DERTkA37hjb%2BoO8RyPdw9eiRP8CypMgnz4CVUXDGhyQ%3D&amp;reserved=0. Applications for our PhD program are due
> on January 1. Applications received early may be considered for a
> prestigious NAU Presidential Fellowship, which provides an increased
> stipend and additional funding to support professional development.
>

Job: ColumbiaU.ResTech.EvolTickPathogens

 The Diuk-Wasser in the Dept of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental
> Biology is looking to hire a full time lab technician/manager for
> molecular and field work on tick-borne disease pathogens.
>
> The lab’s work focuses on studying the ecology of tick-borne pathogens
> by collecting field samples during the summer months, conducting
> quantitative PCR and tissue culture and animal-tick transmission
> experiments during the academic year. The technician would assist in
> all these activities, help order reagents for the lab as well as help
> coordinate and prepare for the field sampling season.
>
> The ideal candidate will have experience with DNA extractions and
> quantitative PCR, will have previous field experience (not necessarily
> collecting ticks) and have experience working with laboratory animals
> (optional).
>
> Minimum qualification:
>
> Bachelor’s Degree in the biological sciences
> Experience working in a molecular laboratory and some field experience.
>
> Essential Functions
> 1.      Strong organizational skills evidenced in recommendation
>        letters.
> 2.      Molecular experience: DNA extraction, quantitative PCR.
> 3.      Field experience
> 4.      Laboratory animal experience (optional)
>
> Candidates can apply here:
https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopportunities.columbia.edu%2Fen-us%2Fsearch%2F%3Fjob-mail-subscribe-privacy%3Dagree%26search-keyword%3D504881%2520&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C21cb1105c9f34a7bca9a08d7799814b3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637111566393309003&amp;sdata=RnhyoEeGttxZoE7Qurs8Ga%2FqWm%2BCSfqQbXXD6La%2Bm9Q%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
>
>
> Matthew Combs <matthewcombs2@gmail.com>
>

Job Announcement: US EPA Biologist/Ecologist, Gulf Breeze, FL

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Application closing date: 12/09/2019

Summary

This position is located in Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling, Gulf Ecosystem Measurement and Modeling Division, Ecosystem Dynamics and Effects Branch, Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Responsibilities

You will:

– Conduct research on interactions between land-based nutrient pollution, natural environmental factors, and dynamics of harmful algal blooms in lakes and coastal ecosystems;

– Lead a team of researchers;

– Serve as a senior scientist and technical authority in innovative sensor technology development;

– Manage extramural research projects related to in-house research support contract(s).

Qualifications

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the Research GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as participating in team research (i.e., formulating hypotheses, developing research plans, adapting existing methods/techniques) to develop quantitative tools for coastal ecosystems; and analyzing or communicating research results – OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the academic discipline as described below – OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as conducting independent research to develop quantitative tools for coastal ecosystems; managing technical progress of contracted research in the area of emphasis or communicating research results in peer-reviewed publications.

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of quantitative sensor technology for coastal ecosystems; 2) Skill in interpreting scientific data; 3) Skill in written communication; 4) Ability to lead and train a team of researchers; 5) Skill in oral communication; 6) Ability to develop plans and program initiatives to support establishment of new scientific standards; 7) Ability to manage contracts including preparing procurement requests and monitoring technical performance.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

Biologist: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.

Ecologist: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.

Environmental Engineer: All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:

Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or college OR

Have a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience that has furnished you with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.  The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

1.Professional registration as an engineer.

2.Evidence of passing the Engineer-in-Training written test.

3.Successful documented completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described by OPM.

4.Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications.

Physical Scientist: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Please read the announcement on USAJobs for more details and to apply.

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Waterfowl Management Lead Needed – Hourly Paid

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

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In cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at Ruby Lake National

Wildlife Refuge, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting one Waterfowl

Management Lead Technician to join our Research Associate program. The

National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) is dedicated to maintaining the

biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of fish,

wildlife, and plant resources. The Lead Technician will gather scientific

data to support population estimates in one of the most important waterfowl

areas in Northeast Nevada by providing waterfowl trapping and banding

information.

The Lead Technician will also support NWRS priorities by the mapping of

invasive species occurrence and treatment of invasive species on the

refuge; thereby allowing us to maintain and restore critical waterfowl

habitat as well as more accurately track herbicide treatments and results

so appropriate measures can be taken to control infestations in subsequent

years. This work will familiarize the lead technician with current methods

of GIS data collection and all aspects of herbicide application.

*Primary Responsibilities:*

o Coordinate/Organize daily work plan with Deputy Refuge Manager;

o Act as subject matter expert on field SOPs after training;

o Responsible for resolving issues in the field or contacting Deputy Refuge

Manager for assistance;

o GIS mapping of invasive species location using ArcGIS Collector;

o Chemical and mechanical treatments of invasive species;

o Trapping and banding of waterfowl;

o Updating computer databases;

o Fence repair or removal;

o Wildlife habitat enhancement;

o Trail maintenance;

o Painting; and

o Other duties as assigned

The Lead Technician will follow all safety protocols while completing their

term of service.

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.

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@GreatBasinInstitute    |

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JOB: Biological Sciences Technician (AIM)

The USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Northwest Watershed Research Center in Boise, Idaho is seeking to hire crews of Biological Sciences Technicians (Plants) or Biological Sciences Aides to collect vegetation data for rangeland research.  Pay grade for these Federal positions will range from GS-3 to GS-7 ($12.95/hr to $20.06/hr) depending on the applicant’s education and previous work experience. Three crew leads will be hired (GS-05 to G-07) and 3-5 crew members for each crew will be hired as well (GS-03 to GS-05). Term of the positions will not exceed 180 days. Start date is expected to be in late February although later start dates (e.g., April/May) may be negotiable. Some positions will end in late August and others will extend as late as October. The duty stations for these positions will either be located at the ARS office facility in Boise, Idaho, the BLM District Office in Elko, Nevada, or the field duty station in Frenchglen, OR.

Duties: Technical work will be conducted primarily in remote field locations but will also include some laboratory work. Each Biological Sciences Technician will work as part of a crew of 4-5 to assess and monitor vegetation on rangelands invaded by cheatgrass and other introduced annual grasses at sites in the Great Basin. Crews will establish monitoring transects and collect botanical data and samples in accordance with established guidelines and protocols.  Specifically, crews will identify grasses, herbs, shrubs and trees to species; label and catalog plant materials collected during the season; operate field instrumentation and equipment; enter field data into a personal computer; sort, process, and analyze vegetation materials in the laboratory; and compile data for reports. Crew leads will oversee these teams and have more responsibility in day to day planning, safety, and logistics.

Physical Demands: Work will be physically demanding with prolonged periods in the field, walking and bending often required. Heavy items (packs and equipment) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis over complex terrain in potentially dry, hot or cold, wet weather conditions. Operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) will be required.  Travel and camping at remote backcountry locations may be required.

Successful applicants will receive training in ecological field and laboratory techniques. Specific training in vegetation sampling, plant species identification, data recording, and operation and maintenance of field instrumentation and equipment will be provided. Laboratory training generally will include vegetation sample preparation, laboratory analysis, and data collection and entry into electronic databases. Training in safe operation of field vehicles will be provided.

Desired Skills and Experience (crew):

·   Rangeland Plant identification preferred.

·   Field sampling and plot layout experience preferred.

·   Proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word and Access).

·   Experience with AIM protocol and DIMA software preferred, but not required.

·   Experience with demanding physical work outdoors.

·   Familiarity with GPS instrumentation.

·   Experience driving on unimproved or primitive roads.

Desired Skills and Experience (Crew lead):

·   Leadership and team coordination.

·   B.S in ecology or related environmental field preferred.

·   Proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Word and Access).

·   Field vegetation sampling/ID skills (experience with AIM protocol and DIMA software preferred).

·   Experience with demanding physical work outdoors.

·   Experience driving on unimproved or primitive roads.

To learn more and apply please send resume and 2 references to Ben Porter — 208-422-0727 —  Benjamin.Porter2@usda.gov

Fire Policy Position with California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Exciting opportunity to work on the critically important issue of fire policy with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Forest management and fire resiliency are statewide priorities. Increases in the frequency and magnitude of fires is not only a concern for California’s people and property, but for our wildlands and natural resources as well. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has established a position to engage in statewide policy issues regarding the nexus of fire and natural resources.

We want you to join our small team within the Habitat Conservation Planning Branch located in West Sacramento. This new position will evolve as California’s response to fire evolves. However, from the start, this is what you are going to be doing:

  *   Fire policy lead in interactions with the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

  *   Participating in working groups of the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force

  *   Policy coordination with California’s electrical utilities

  *   Analysis of new legislative bills

  *   Coordinating fuels reduction and other projects, including research on the interaction of fire and wildlife

An ideal candidate will have experience in the field of fire ecology, additionally, a successful candidate may also have a broad biological background, experience with stakeholder outreach, formulating and implementing policy goals, and familiarity with CDFW laws and regulations. Training and support to be successful in the position will be provided.

Eligible Candidates from both the Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) and Environmental Scientist lists are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, please contact Elliot Chasin at elliot.chasin@wildlife.ca.gov.

You can find the job posting here:

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The application period for this position closes Monday, December 16.

Elliot J Chasin

Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor

Timberland Conservation and Fire Resiliency Program

Habitat Conservation Planning Branch – Sacramento

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

elliot.chasin@wildlife.ca.gov | 916-651-7879

Cristin Walters

Environmental Scientist

Timberland Conservation and Fire Resiliency Program

Habitat Conservation Planning Branch – Sacramento

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

cristin.walters@wildlife.ca.gov | 916-653-3868

Lab technician position in eco-epidemiology

The Diuk-Wasser in the Dept of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology is looking to hire a full time lab technician/manager for molecular and field work on tick-borne disease pathogens.

The lab’s work focuses on studying the ecology of tick-borne pathogens by collecting field samples during the summer months, conducting quantitative PCR and tissue culture and animal-tick transmission experiments during the academic year. The technician would assist in all these activities, help order reagents for the lab as well as help coordinate and prepare for the field sampling season.

The ideal candidate will have experience with DNA extractions and quantitative PCR, will have previous field experience (not necessarily collecting ticks) and have experience working with laboratory animals (optional).

Minimum qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree in the biological sciences

Experience working in a molecular laboratory and some field experience.

Essential Functions

1.      Strong organizational skills evidenced in recommendation letters.

2.      Molecular experience: DNA extraction, quantitative PCR.

3.      Field experience

4.      Laboratory animal experience (optional)

Candidates can apply here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopportunities.columbia.edu%2Fen-us%2Fsearch%2F%3Fjob-mail-subscribe-privacy%3Dagree%26search-keyword%3D504881%2520&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C5b9ecf5290c649f5644b08d7796d0645%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637111381480997452&amp;sdata=nGB2SPmhhtX%2Fm56N%2Fs%2Bs4aQVacaoySY6YO6bQIUvsH0%3D&amp;reserved=0

Fish Health Biologist – Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Title: Fish & Wildlife Scientist III – Fish Health Biologist

Application Deadline: 12/22/2019

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking applications for a Fish Health Biologist (F&W Scientist III) to work in the Fish Health Laboratory located in a brand new, state of the art facility in Randolph Center, VT.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated laboratory scientist to advance established methods in fish health testing, conduct research in the fields of fish health and microbiology and expand laboratory capabilities in the future to include disease monitoring of wildlife species. The laboratory is responsible for conducting annual fish health inspections on all state owned and private fish culture stations as well as investigating fish kills and studying fish disease agents in the natural environment.

Duties for this position involve professional biological work in the field of fish health.  Work will be performed primarily in a laboratory setting and will include collection and processing of fish tissues for disease testing.  This position will be responsible the operation and maintenance of the fish health laboratory including conducting all bacteriology, virology, parasitology and polymerase chain reaction assays in compliance with guidelines set by the Northeast Fish Health Committee, the American Fisheries Society / Fish Health Section (AFS/FHS), and the World Organization of Animal Health.  Additional responsibilities involve occasional travel to field collection sites, assisting in public outreach efforts, report writing, budget preparation and administration of the program’s budget, coordination of scheduling between programs of operation, supervision and training of seasonal employees and cross-training of Fish Culture Specialists to ensure smooth operations of the Fish Health Laboratory.

Experience working in a laboratory setting, developing and implementing methods and protocols in bacterial, viral and parasitological assays, and/or experience with quantitative real-time PCR assays is highly desirable.

The primary duty station for this position will be in Randolph Center, Vermont.  Work requires a high degree of independence and initiative and is performed under the supervision of the Fish Culture Operations Manager.  Employees in this position are expected to obtain and maintain certification as an Aquatic Animal Health Inspector through the AFS/FHS within two years of hire.  Additionally, the successful applicant will be required to obtain an aquatic pesticide applicators license and CPR certification within six months of hire.

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Invasive Plant Management Team Internship – Washington, DC

Greetings,

Appalachian Conservation Corps is seeking applicants for multiple Invasive Plant Management Team Individual Placements/Internships in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Capital Region Invasive Plant Management Team (IPMT). Additional information can be found below. Applications will be accepted until January 30 or until all position has been filled.

Questions should be directed to michelle@conservationlegacy.org

Title: Invasive Plant Management Team (IMPT) Individual Placement

Position Dates: March/April – September 2020 (or 23 weeks with possible extension)

Pay Rate: $500/week + AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of 900 hour term

Status: Full-Time/Seasonal/Temporary

Location: Washington, DC

APPLY HERE

Position Summary:

The Invasive Plant Management Team (IPMT) Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C. working directly with the National Capital Region of the National Park Service. This six-month AmeriCorps position will work as a member of the IPMT, focusing on control of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods which include but are not limited to herbicide application via backpack sprayers and gas operated tank sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand saws, pruners and loppers.  In addition, the IPs will be trained on overall resource management, encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs. While this position is primarily field-based there may be some office-based responsibilities involving the use of GIS and paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials.

The AmeriCorps Intern will receive a $500 per week living stipend. Housing is not provided. This position will also be eligible for an education award based on the length of the service term.

General Qualifications:

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 21 and 29, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

  *   Possess a valid driver’s license

  *   Physically capable of field activities (hiking, monitoring, survey, testing, etc) for 10 hours in adverse conditions (high heat, high humidity, biting insects, rough terrain, inclement weather)

  *   Comfortable working in a field and office environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  *   Resident of Washington, DC or surrounding metro area

  *   Two or four yearcollege degree in a biology-related subject area

  *   Familiarity with local plant identification

  *   Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certification

  *   Demonstrated experience in a field environment

  *   GIS experience or coursework

Aquatic/Fisheries Scientist job opportunity at Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions

Position Advertisement: Aquatic / Fisheries Scientist 1-3 – Wenatchee, WA

Four Peaks Environmental Science & Data Solutions, LLC (Four Peaks) is a growing environmental science and engineering consulting firm serving public and private entities in the Pacific Northwest. We help clients solve challenges in the aquatic environment requiring expertise in aquatic research, water resource management, data science, and regulatory compliance. Our work environment is fast-paced with a work-hard/play-hard attitude. Our mission is to provide data-driven, cost-effective solutions and the highest level of customer service to our clients.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Aquatic/Fisheries Scientist position to assist with fisheries and water resource focused projects in our Wenatchee, Washington, USA office. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and analytical skills and the ability to work as team-player in office and field settings. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following: conducting fisheries monitoring and evaluation activities, conducting fish passage and survival studies, evaluating hydropower impacts on fish and other aquatic species, evaluating hatchery performance, performing water quality analyses, or managing complex environmental data-sets.

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience. If you are interested in new challenges and want to be part of a dynamic, growing team please considering applying today.

Required Qualifications:

§  High level of motivation and willingness to take on a wide range of tasks

§  A bachelor’s degree (minimum) in a science or engineering discipline is required. A graduate degree focusing on fisheries, aquatic resource science, water resources or related disciplines is preferred

§  Proficiency writing technical reports and other scientific documents

§  Demonstrated ability to convey study results through effective written analyses and summaries

§  Proficiency collecting data, conducting statistical analyses or modeling, and presenting data visually

§  Strong communication and problem-solving skills

§  2 years of professional experience in fisheries, aquatic resource science, water resource engineering or a related discipline

Desired Experience (with one or more of the following):

§  Evaluating hatchery programs and conducting related monitoring and evaluation activities

§  Evaluating hydropower impacts on fish and other aquatic species

§  Performing water quality analyses

§  Conducting fish passage and survival studies focusing on juvenile or adult salmonids

§  Managing complex environmental data-sets

§  Developing code or performing analyses using Python, Java, JavaScript, SAS, R, or MATLAB.

§  Experience tracking fish with acoustic or radio telemetry technology

Summary of Duties:

Aquatic/Fisheries Scientists at Four Peaks perform a wide range of tasks to support environmental studies related to fishery and water resource issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Category of work, related tasks and duties (% of time dedicated)

Report Writing and Data Analysis (50%)

Compose written narratives for reports and other client correspondence.

Prepare and conduct quantitative and statistical analyses for reports.

Generate high quality figures, tables and other graphics to characterize study results.

Data Management (20%)

Perform desktop data entry and data queries.

Perform QA/QC on data entry and operational processes.

Conduct routine data transfers and uploads from sampling equipment to data storage devices or databases.

Support Field Studies (30%)

Assist with project planning, logistics and implementation (for example, site reconnaissance, procurement and installation of field equipment).

Conduct work safely and effectively in a field setting that may involve inclement weather and/or use of a watercraft.

Travel to field locations in the Pacific Northwest is required.

Summary of Employee Benefits:

Salary DOE

Eligibility to enroll in employer sponsored health insurance plan where employer covers 75% of premium costs

Eligibility to enroll in employer sponsored 401k plan after six months of employment

Employer paid term-life insurance with the option to buy-up

Employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance

8 paid holidays

Vacation leave of 12 days per year, prorated to your start date

Sick leave of 10 days per year, prorated to your start date

$50 per month for cell phone allowance

Contact Information:

Name: Joe Miller

Email: jmiller@fourpeaksenv.com

Phone: +1.509.264.4598

Closing Date:  Applications will be evaluated as they are received with the goal of filling the position by the end of December 2019. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Position Title: Aquatic / Fisheries Scientist 1-3

Duty station: We intend to fill the position in our Wenatchee, Washington office or within commuting distance to Wenatchee.

Smithsonian internship in forest productivity and climate change

The Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforestgeo.si.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C5b9ecf5290c649f5644b08d7796d0645%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637111381481017442&amp;sdata=PJeB7fexog1kWr1aW9zPzQg5%2BqZGziIyfIeXDe1u%2BnA%3D&amp;reserved=0) and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnationalzoo.si.edu%2Fconservation&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C5b9ecf5290c649f5644b08d7796d0645%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637111381481017442&amp;sdata=e7LWG1QZJ9387gTxvZ6cVegt6c07RWoiaPpKPSfc4bo%3D&amp;reserved=0) seek an intern to participate in a collaborative project addressing how productivity of forests worldwide is likely to respond climate change. We will analyze patterns of tree growth and climate sensitivity at ten ForestGEO sites distributed around the globe using tree-ring, dendrometer band, and forest census data. The internship will be based in Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira’s ForestGEO Ecosystems & Climate Lab (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fsite%2Fforestecoclimlab&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C5b9ecf5290c649f5644b08d7796d0645%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637111381481017442&amp;sdata=nOVhBaMOeWgmsMSJKBjZzPX4juGo1RDGmrsDJ4Gtq54%3D&amp;reserved=0) at SCBI, which conducts a range of research with the overall goal of understanding the dynamics of forest ecosystems worldwide in an era of global change. Interns will gain experience analyzing tree growth data, build skills in data analysis and scientific workflow, contribute as co-author or potentially lead author on one or more scientific publications, and collaborate with a large, diverse team of forest researchers worldwide. This is a six-month position, extendable contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds, with a start date between February and June 2020 (earlier preferred). The position will be compensated with a stipend sufficient to cover living expenses and commensurate with experience. Housing on the SCBI campus will be available at no cost.

Candidates should be recent (within 3 years) university graduates (bachelor or master’s degree) and have coursework and research experience in ecology, forestry, dendrochronology, botany, conservation biology, or a closely related field. Competence analyzing data in R and experience analyzing tree growth data are essential for this position. Experience with dendrochronology, including cross-dating cores, is strongly preferred. Enthusiasm for scientific research, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to follow established protocols, work independently and to collaborate effectively as part of an international research team are essential for all applicants. The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks diversity in the workplace; female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a 1-page cover letter describing your qualifications, a resume or CV, and contact information for 3 references to Erika Gonzalez-Akre at gonzalezeb@si.edu. Deadline for application: January 6, 2020. A full version of this ad may be viewed at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforestgeo.si.edu%2Fforest-growth-and-climate-change-internship&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C5b9ecf5290c649f5644b08d7796d0645%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637111381481017442&amp;sdata=Rrmj3zo1NrTpV9KbDwvi4Ku0IuqRqdKiKV6pfG%2FqyuY%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Environmental Program Manager – Vermont Dept of Environmental Conservation

Title: Environmental Program Manager – Watershed Management

Application Deadline: 12/18/2019

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking an Environmental Program Manager for the Wastewater Management Program in DEC’s Watershed Management Division.  This is a classified manager position that will supervise seven staff persons engaged in implementing Vermont’s EPA-delegated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, which regulates direct discharges to Vermont’s surface waters and industrial discharges into wastewater treatment facilities.  This work includes issuing facility permits, conducting compliance monitoring and facility inspections and providing outreach and technical assistance.  Will serve as the liaison with EPA for the NPDES program and ensure that Vermont’s annual commitments to EPA for permitting and inspections are met.  This position will interact frequently with other Division programs, other Department Divisions and Agency legal counsel.  This position will also oversee implementation of Vermont’s new Combined Sewer Overflow Rule. Will be responsible for responding to media requests and will represent the Department before legislative committees as assigned.

This position involves, planning, analytical and environmental work at an advanced professional level for the Department.   Duties include supervision of the day-to-day work of program staff.  Work involves independence in assuring completion of work assignments and responsibility and accountability for program work.  Knowledge of federal and state laws governing discharges, such as the NDPES regulations and Vermont’s clean water laws, regulations and standards preferred.  An ability to multitask, deal with unexpected issues and crises and make sound and timely decisions is required.

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Water Conservation Director in Northern Nevada

Please post the below M.S. opportunity to the EEB website:

POSITION TITLE: Water Conservation Director

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: Water Program Manager, Sr. Water Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Position can be based in either Reno, Nevada or Yerington, NV, with frequent travel between the two locations as well as other locations as necessary.

TIMELINE: Open until filled

BACKGROUND: The Walker Basin Conservancy (Conservancy) is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.walkerbasin.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb021464bb8a5466de63308d778a34ef6%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637110515155835794&amp;sdata=ne4Il%2FhXh%2FJEyPYeDX2dm0SsQ2AqBCf830InVEzPTeI%3D&amp;reserved=0). The dynamic nature of the Conservancy and its diverse resource management portfolio provide unique opportunities to develop innovative, interdisciplinary conservation solutions while working closely with a dedicated and passionate staff. The Conservancy team is comprised of approximately 25 full-time employees and increases up to 70 during our field season.

The Conservancy manages a complex real-property acquisition program, acquiring land, water and related interests from willing sellers in the Walker Basin, for the benefit of Walker River and Lake. In addition, the Conservancy manages intensive restoration and stewardship activities on thousands of acres in the Walker Basin.

JOB PURPOSE: The Water Conservation Director will primarily be responsible for effective and efficient management of the organization’s water program activities including acquiring water from willing sellers, overseeing staff in the acquisition of water rights and overseeing the legal and monitoring actions required to ensure acquired water is protected instream to Walker River and Walker Lake. The ideal candidate will have the vision and leadership to develop, grow and manage the Conservancy’s water program and its staff, the ability to effectively build partnerships, work closely with agencies and develop high-level strategic plans as this organization seeks and obtains additional funding sources and develops innovative programs and initiatives. This position is an essential part of the organization’s Senior Leadership Team and the successful candidate will have proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and primary business partners.

Essential Functions

Program Development and Administration (40%)

*             Develop, fund, implement and manage projects that advance the mission of the Conservancy in the Walker Basin;

*             Provide strategic oversight of restoration objectives and serve as a technical resource to staff and/or Board of Director committees;

*             Work with program staff and the leadership team to develop annual monitoring plans and priorities;

*             Partner with stakeholders to develop new investment and/or funding models for irrigation infrastructure upgrades that benefit the watershed;

*             Regularly engage with key partners and constituents in a variety of individual, group and public meetings;

*             Assist in messaging and communication of the programmatic activities;

*             Work closely with staff, Board and associated committees to ensure information is being shared and that the various overlapping components are effectively communicated;

*             Develop and manage staff effectively and efficiently, laying out schedules well in advance and adapting as necessary while investing in developing staff and increasing responsibility thresholds;

*             Ensure metrics established in WBCs strategic plan are being met, adapt as necessary; and

*             Develop and implement a program specific strategic plan.

Acquisitions (30%)

*             Oversight of negotiations with willing sellers on water acquisitions and regular communications with Conservancy staff, grantors, technical consultants and outside legal counsel;

*             Oversight of escrow activities and due diligence required in closing water acquisitions; and

*             Ensure appraisals and valuations are updated annually and incorporate updated information as appropriate.

Management of Assets (30%)

*             Oversee the development and implementation of strategy for protecting water instream. This includes working closely with outside legal counsel, technical support consultants and others to adapt and respond to changes related to legal rulings and adjust strategies as appropriate;

*             Oversee management, tracking and monitoring of all water assets acquired and/or managed through third-party agreements; and

*             Develop and maintain an annual budget for all program activities.

Physical and Mental/Intellectual Requirements

Strength, dexterity, and coordination to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods. Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; occasional lifting of files, stacks of paper or reports, references, and other materials. Some reaching for items above and below desk level. Some bending, squatting, and stooping to access files and records is necessary. The manual dexterity and cognitive ability to operate a personal computer using word processing and databases. The ability to interact professionally, communicate effectively, and exchange information accurately with all internal and external customers. Ability to appropriately handle stress and interact with others, including supervisors, coworkers, clients, and customers. Regular and consistent punctuality and attendance. Light lifting (up to 25 pounds) is occasionally required.

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

Working Conditions

Position functions indoors in an office type environment where most work is performed at a desk.  Position may occasionally be required to travel by car to pick up or deliver material.  Environment is generally clean with limited exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors.  Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.

Qualifications

*             M.S. degree in water policy, water law, water management, hydrology or similar field and at least seven years of management related employment or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

*             Knowledge of, and experience with, western water law and water rights;

*             Knowledge of, and experience with, water resource policy, management and institutions;

*             Strong commitment to collaborative conservation efforts;

*             Experience in budget development and oversight;

*             Excellent analytical and quantitative skills;

*             Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to clearly and concisely give direction;

*             Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook; and

*             Team player with a strong work ethic and is always up for a new challenge.

Salary & Benefits

Minimum salary of $75,000, commensurate with experience.

Excellent employee benefits package which includes:

*             Employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance plans for employee;

*             Retirement 403(b) plan includes a 6% automatic company contribution;

*             120 hours of annual paid vacation, increasing to 160 hours after first year of employment;

*             16 hours of annual personal leave;

*             Employer paid holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s;

*             60 hours of annual sick leave;

*             11 paid holidays;

*             Health and wellness subsidy; and

*             Employer paid professional development

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

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding

amy.gladding@walkerbasin.org

Subject Line: Water Conservation Director

Please call (775) 463-9887 ext. 116 with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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

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

Graduate Position: NorthDakotaStateU.EvolutionBehavior

The Dochtermann Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota
> State University is seeking to fill a PhD assistantship examining the
> ecological and/or evolutionary implications of behavioral syndromes
> (correlations between behaviors). In our lab we focus on evolutionary
> questions regarding the maintenance of variation within and among
> populations and the evolutionary implications of trait correlations. The
> student will develop and pursue their own research topics under this general
> topic.
>
> The position will start Fall Semester 2020. The student will be housed and
> working in the Department of Biological Sciences
> (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ndsu.edu%2Fbiology%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C1868de333bcb4f6680aa08d778b8850f%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637110606216497090&amp;sdata=Ek89UodK5H6vbDbVSEZcUo3gIZBOeBLtD2PZHXVL1vc%3D&amp;reserved=0) with their degree awarded through the NDSU
> Environmental Sciences and Conservation Program (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ndsu.edu%2Fecs%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C1868de333bcb4f6680aa08d778b8850f%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637110606216497090&amp;sdata=EvqkRpbm2PAiFtGcz3TRq480KC8a6qPOEpvZSIpD4cc%3D&amp;reserved=0).
>
>
> Requirements: Bachelors or Masters in ecology, evolution, animal behavior,
> or related field; experience collecting and analyzing data; ability to work
> independently and as part of a larger collaborative group.
>
> Preferred: MSc preferred; experience conducting quantitative genetic
> experiments; field research experience
>
> If interested please contact me at ned.dochtermann@gmail.com with a brief
> synopsis of your research interests.
>

Mississippi State University Marine Fisheries Ecology 2020 Internship

Please use the following link to apply for our paid 2020 Marine Fisheries Ecology Internship located in Biloxi, MS: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FRjDRmGE5uri8DoSV7&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C16bcf8d836db446cb61408d777d9bd78%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637109649387132041&amp;sdata=f%2B%2BfZOybXNZ5hWyDHay3tMv%2BICXyKUmnSsV0IdxAXYA%3D&amp;reserved=0

The Mississippi State University Marine Fisheries Ecology Program (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoastal.msstate.edu%2Fmarine-fisheries-ecology&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C16bcf8d836db446cb61408d777d9bd78%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637109649387132041&amp;sdata=ek0KxdFMwNrE00BxenNow6TzpwzY5P9yMMjTIZ1AXSU%3D&amp;reserved=0) is seeking applicants for an internship position working under the direction of Dr. Marcus Drymon and Extension associates at the Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) in Biloxi, MS. Paid internships are available starting March 16th and ending October 16th.

Qualified applicants will assist with various field projects, primarily shark bottom longline surveys throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. Applicants will be responsible for preparing gear, assisting with field shark and fish dissections, collecting samples, collecting and entering data, and taking care of other various laboratory processing tasks. In addition to lab and field work, incumbents will also be required to assist with outreach and education events. Travel for field work and outreach events may be necessary.

Requirements:

At least 18 years of age

B.S. or B.A. in biological or life sciences (Note: must be graduated by the start of this internship)

Valid driver’s license

Minimum of a 7-month commitment

Willingness to work on a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings, and holidays

Willingness and capacity to spend long days on a boat, potentially in extreme weather conditions

Ability to handle heavy physical work: heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to or heavier than 50 pounds

Desired Skills:

Organized and able to work independently

Experience on boats

Comfortable speaking with strangers, particularly in an education setting

Experience handling fish, taking samples and data, or conducting field surveys (e.g. trawl, gillnet, quadrat, etc.)

Ability to operate small, outboard-powered boats

Knowledge and skills using computer programs, including Microsoft Office, QGIS, Photoshop, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Application deadline is 11:59pm on February 1, 2020.

Questions? Contact the Marine Fisheries Ecology Program at marinefisheriesecology@gmail.com.

BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING INTERNSHIPS ON LONG ISLAND, SUMMER 2020

10-week (June to mid-August) internships are available for undergraduate students and recent graduates to study forest health and plant community ecology of the unique pine barrens ecosystem of

Long Island in New York State. Interns will be based at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, and they will interact with researchers from BNL and the Dovciak Lab at State University of New York (SUNY-ESF) as members of research teams resurveying long-term Forest Health Monitoring plots established in 2005/2006 across Long Island. Interns will learn plant identification and field methods in monitoring forest vegetation and they will develop their own research projects on various aspects of forest change (e.g., tree regeneration or mortality, understory plant communities) that will include data collection, data analysis, and reporting results. A weekly stipend ($500 per week) and appropriate guidance and training will be provided. Free dormitory housing is available for students who live > 50 miles from BNL. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2020, but submitting the applications by December 16, 2019, is strongly encouraged. Additional information about the project, eligibility, and the application process is here:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Ffile%2Fd%2F1QrN1JeoKinOPJ8987xyAl4_kWdu_t8yJ%2Fview%3Fusp%3Dsharing&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C16bcf8d836db446cb61408d777d9bd78%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637109649387102059&amp;sdata=givziIRT0kqlMFqDdLhmNjgXJUIx9ICgefSHQTiVArk%3D&amp;reserved=0

or here: https://www.esf.edu/efb/dovciak/PDFs/SULI%20Internships-Summer2020.pdf

New Battelle – NEON – Job Opening – Field Ecologist II – Mammalogy

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

  *   Field Ecologist II- The Field Ecologist II is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing, and will be the technical lead for performing routine maintenance and inventory management on all sampling equipment. The Field Ecologist II will provide guidance to temporary field crews while working in the field and laboratory.

The terrestrial and aquatic sites of NEON’s Domain 16, the Pacific Northwest, are located on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, in central Oregon and southwest Washington.  All daily sampling activities will be based out of the NEON support facility in Vancouver, Washington.  Vancouver is located directly across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.  Candidates must be able to provide their own housing in the Vancouver area.

Major Responsibilities:

Mammalogy emphasis:

*    Lead, perform and coordinate teams performing small mammal trapping.

*    Obtain measurements and record observations of captured rodents including animal identification of local species.

*    Collect tissue and blood samples from captured rodents.

*    Train domain staff on best practices for animal handling and sample collection techniques.

General duties include:

  *       Report activities, completed work, and sampling problems according to Field Operations protocols.

  *       Inspect, maintain and operate field, safety and laboratory equipment.

  *       Operate laboratory equipment (e.g. Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, centrifugal mill, pH meter, microscope, and muffle furnace).

  *       Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training of seasonal field personnel.

  *       Provide instruction and technical guidance to seasonal field personnel.

  *       Perform plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation as well as measuring and marking plots.

  *       Assist the Field Operations Manager with materials planning, inventory and ordering as well as day-to-day oversight of personnel and scheduling of activities coordinated from the field office.

  *       Follow NEON Project safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.

Field activities may include:

  *       Follow established, standardized field protocols for sample collection and handling; record and verify accuracy of data from sample collections; process samples in the laboratory; send samples to external analytical labs. Train and lead field crews performing the aforementioned items.

  *       Perform other field sampling activities as assigned including: ground beetle collection (pitfall trapping), mosquito collection (CO2 light traps, tick collection (dragging and flagging) and soil core collection.

  *       Test, troubleshoot and operate tower, soil and aquatic instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.

  *       Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.

  *       Monitor and sample aquatic sites for water quality, biological indicators and physical properties of site (e.g. gaging streams, geomorphic mapping).

Physical demands:

The work is physical and involves walking, hiking, prolonged standing, walking and bending. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 40 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

Work environment:

Fieldwork includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Tower work involves performing work on instrument towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet, which will include ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs.

Requirements:

Field Ecologist II

  *   Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline, or technical.

  *   Three (3) or more years’ of related experience.

All Field Ecologist Levels:

*    Ability to work in a team environment.

*    Experience should include performing scientific data entry and data management.

*    Ability to hike off-trail to assigned field site for long distances carrying field equipment (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) for extended periods.

*    Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g. semi-monthly for 3-4 nights).

The NEON Project will take into consideration qualifications for specific and diverse experience in the following areas:

*    Leadership:

o    Effective leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.

o    Effective problem solving skills and the ability to determine and act on changing priorities in a fast paced dynamic environment.

o    Ability to organize and execute multiple activities and priorities.

*    Skills:

o    Ability to perform minor troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of field equipment.

o    Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

o    Ability and willingness to learn and adopt new technologies as needed.

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

o    High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

o    Ability to make effective decisions that take into consideration safety and operational standards.

*    Working conditions:

o    Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends.

o    Ability and willingness to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet including ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.

o    Perform field assignments in a variety of terrain and of weather conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.

o    Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, noise and toxicodendron plants (e.g. poison ivy and poison oak), ticks, biting insects and other natural hazards.

o    Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g. semi-monthly for 3-4 nights) is required.

Previous NEON Project field experience will be highly considered

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.

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

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

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

Job opening: Microbial ecology technician

Do you like microbes and plants? Are you interested in how their interactions could influence prairie restoration?

The Grman and Price Labs in Eastern Michigan University’s Biology Department seek a research technician to help conduct research on legume-rhizobium interactions. Our NSF-funded research investigates how rhizobial communities differ between restored and remnant prairies, and how we can isolate beneficial strains of rhizobia to help improve restoration outcomes. Specific projects will include isolating, culturing, and identifying strains of rhizobia from lab-grown plants, conducting single-strain inoculation experiments, and assisting with student projects. The majority of the work will be in a microbiology lab, with additional tasks in support of plant growth chambers or greenhouse experiments or possibly field projects. The successful applicant may also have the opportunity to participate in other environmental microbiology research in our labs. They will also be encouraged to develop a small independent research project to examine additional questions of their own interest that build on the existing research ideas and/or study isolates.

The position will be based at Eastern Michigan University’s campus in Ypsilanti, MI. EMU’s Department of Biology hosts a vibrant community of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers in diverse areas of biology. Dates and hours of this position are somewhat flexible. Pay is $35,700/year with benefits for a full-time position or $17/hour for a part-time position.

To apply, please submit application materials to emich.edu/jobs (search for “research assistant”; you want job number 2128; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.schooljobs.com%2Fcareers%2Femichedu%2Fjobs%2F2643312%2Fresearch-assistant-i%3Fkeywords%3Dresearch%2520assistant%26pagetype%3DjobOpportunitiesJobs&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C86a92e1ee99d46f49a3b08d773ebd916%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637105329126776639&amp;sdata=hkhwADhtfFgQc8le6cziUyzxEPnIsoYsb3lk3RCbT0Y%3D&amp;reserved=0). You will need to submit a cover letter along with a current resume/CV, unofficial transcript (as attachments), and the names and contact information for two professional references. In the cover letter, please indicate your dates of availability and the reason you are interested in the position. The successful candidate will hold at least a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, ecology, biology, or a related field; preference will be given to candidates with a M.S. or graduate coursework in relevant fields. Previous research experience, particularly in microbiology, is desirable. Applications must be received by December 15th.

GBI Desert Tortoise Monitoring Program Now Hiring

The Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is federally listed as a

threatened species north and west of the Colorado River under the

Endangered Species Act.  Desert tortoise monitoring will assist researchers

in estimating population density.  Monitoring occurs during March, April

and May to coincide with the peak activity season of desert tortoises.

To learn more about compensation and the different positions, please see

the links below:

Field Crew Supervisor

Telemetry Monitor

Survey Monitor

Have a happy thanksgiving,

Internship / Internado – Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE), Puerto Rico

Call for Interns: Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE)

The Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE) is looking for full-time interns to assist in field and laboratory work. TRACE is the first field warming experiment to be successfully conducted in a tropical forest to study the effects of climate change on tropical forests, particularly effects on carbon and nutrient cycling. The intern will be afforded the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists from different fields and will be trained in various scientific techniques. Tasks may include but are not limited to: sample collection and laboratory processing (soil, litter fall, water, roots, etc.), operation of experimental and scientific equipment, data entry and organization, and plant physiology field and lab work. Interns will be expected to work in the laboratory and in challenging field conditions (e.g., warm, humid climate with high rainfall; steep and muddy areas). Some of the work will occur at night, and there will be occasional extended work hours. For more information about the project visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.forestwarming.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C86a92e1ee99d46f49a3b08d773ebd916%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637105329126776639&amp;sdata=phCmbqVd8tkwHkyR0U66F8WHPg7BP31jdxvOUEF9KLs%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Positions will start mid-January 2020. We request that interns commit to a minimum of three months, with flexible start and end dates.

Stipend: A stipend to cover food and general living expenses is provided monthly.

Accommodation: Housing in Luquillo, Puerto Rico will be provided. Housing is communal and includes a full kitchen and laundry with shared resources.

Transportation: Driving is part of the job description. A valid driver license and to apply and train for a federal license with the USDA Forest Service for use of official government vehicles is required. We will provide transportation to and from the airport if needed.

Note: We are unable to provide funding for travel or medical insurance at this time.

Requirements: We are looking for college graduates with a Natural Sciences background. Previous field and/or laboratory experience is preferable, but not required. Applicants should have a positive attitude and be able to work both independently and in a team setting. They must also be able to conduct physically demanding work under climatically challenging conditions. While not required, applicants with a basic knowledge of Spanish are preferred. We are currently only considering US citizens and permanent US residents.

To apply: Send an email to Megan Berberich (megan.berberich.trace@gmail.com) with the subject containing your name and “TRACE Internship” (e.g. “Megan Berberich – TRACE Internship”. Include the following, compiled in a single PDF:

  1.  Full resume or CV

  2.  Letter of interest explaining your professional interests, why you are interested in our project and your relevant experience.

 3.  Name and contact information for two references.

Application Deadline: December 9, 2019

_______________________________________________________________________________

Convocatoria de Internado: Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE)

El ETropical sssEEl Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE) ofrece posiciones de internado a tiempo completo para ayudar en el trabajo de campo y de laboratorio. TRACE es el primer experimento de calentamiento de campo que se lleva a cabo con éxito en un bosque tropical para estudiar los efectos del cambio climático en los bosques tropicales, en particular los efectos en el ciclo de carbono y nutrientes. Los pasantes tendrán la oportunidad de conocer e interactuar con una variedad de científicos de diferentes campos y recibirán capacitación en numerosas técnicas científicas. Las tareas incluirán, pero no se limitan a: recolección y procesamiento de muestras (suelo, hojarasca, agua, raíces, entre otros), mantenimiento y operación de equipo científico y experimental, entrada y organización de datos, y trabajo de campo y laboratorio para fisiología de plantas. Se trabaja en condiciones de campo difíciles (ej., calor, lluvia, humedad, áreas empinadas y fangosas). Parte del trabajo ocurrirá en la noche, y ocasionalmente se solicita que trabajen horarios extendidos. Para más información sobre el proyecto, visite https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.forestwarming.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C86a92e1ee99d46f49a3b08d773ebd916%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637105329126786635&amp;sdata=7H6r3jnRj%2FuzTGgMdzJ%2BDZGK0G8pPF0z3AbK3Zpl2SI%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Las posiciones comenzarán en enero, 2020. Se solicita un compromiso mínimo de tres meses, con fechas de inicio y finalización flexibles.

Estipendio: Un estipendio mensual para cubrir gastos personales y de alimentación es provisto.

Alojamiento: Hospedaje en Luquillo, Puerto Rico estará disponible. La vivienda es comunitaria e incluye una cocina completa y una lavandería con recursos compartidos.

Transporte: Conducir es parte de la descripción del trabajo. Se requiere una licencia de conducir válida y solicitar y entrenar para obtener una licencia federal con el Servicio Forestal del USDA para el uso de vehículos oficiales del gobierno. Proporcionaremos transporte desde y hacia el aeropuerto de ser necesario.

Nota: En estos momentos no podemos proveer financiamiento para viaje o seguro médico.

Requisitos: Buscamos graduados universitarios con un trasfondo en Ciencias Naturales. Experiencia en trabajo de campo y/o laboratorio es preferible, pero no obligatorio. Solicitantes deben tener una actitud positiva y poder trabajar de manera independiente y en equipo. También deben poder llevar a cabo trabajo físicamente extenuante en condiciones climáticas difíciles. Aunque no es requisito, les damos prioridad a solicitantes con un conocimiento básico de inglés. Por el momento solo aceptamos ciudadanos o residentes permanentes de Estados Unidos.

Para aplicar: Envíe un correo electrónico a Megan Berberich (megan.berberich.trace@gmail.com) con su nombre y “TRACE Internship” en el título del mensaje (e.g. “Megan Berberich – TRACE Internship”). Incluya lo siguiente, compilado en un solo documento PDF:

  1.  Resumé completo o CV

  2.  Carta de interés explicando sus intereses profesionales, por qué está interesado en nuestro proyecto y su experiencia relevante.

  3.  Nombre e información de contacto de dos referencias

Fecha límite de solicitud: 9 de diciembre, 2019

Position: Research Assistant, Lincoln Park Zoo

The Alexander Center at Lincoln Park Zoo has an opening for a Research Assistant, which is a full-time (part-time negotiable) position focused on research and management of PMCTrack data. PMCTrack is an online database used for managing zoo animal populations, and tracking the outcomes and recommendations issued in breeding and transfer plans. The Research Assistant will help the Alexander Center develop research products and will assist in testing, compiling, and managing PMCTrack data.

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Integrated Pest Management Technician at Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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*Description:*

In cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) Bryce Canyon National

Park (BRCA), the Great Basin Institute (GBI) seeks an Integrated Pest

Management (IPM) Specialist to assist the park IPM Coordinator in

developing, writing, and implementing an IPM plan for the park. The GBI IPM

Specialist will work with NPS facilities and resource management staff to

evaluate pest-related needs in the park, install exclusion features on park

structures, and record pest-related management data for future

decision-making purposes. The IPM Specialist will work in the field and in

the office with NPS employees while participating in day-to-day integrated

pest management, assist in IPM Plan writing, and entering pest management

data into park databases.

*Activities:*

   – With the assistance of park staff, develop and complete an integrated

   pest management (IPM) plan for the park.

   – Review Federal laws, NPS Policies, BRCA Management Plans, and

   conservation best practices.

   – Draft a pest management plan for the park that allows integration of

   various tools and strategies, considers environmental consequences of

   actions, and is adaptive to a wide range of pest issues, while effectively

   providing for the safety of employees and visitors. The plan will be

   compliant with federal laws, policies, and management plans.

   – Assist with implementing pest management throughout the park.

   – Order supplies and maintain inventory.

   – Support management of the IPM project budget.

   – Assist the Wildlife Biologist with removal of animal pests from park

   buildings.

   – Provide training and information to park employees and visitors

   regarding pests and associated diseases and safe protocols for managing

   pest issues.

   – Assess pest-related needs in park facilities.

   – Prioritize park facilities for assessments.

   – Evaluate facilities for exclusion, trapping, and monitoring needs.

   – Provide a report on facility conditions in regards to pest issues and

   needs.

   – Install exclusion measures, or other pest management features, in park

   facilities.

   – Acquire materials for effective exclusion.

   – Install exclusion measures on park facilities.

   – Evaluate and report effectiveness of exclusion measures.

This opportunity will provide the selected candidate with experience in

park pest management while ensuring health and safety of visitors and

employees, and conserving park natural and cultural resources. The IPM

Specialist will become familiar with federal, state, and local laws, NPS

policies, BRCA Management Plans, and conservation measures that guide pest

management in a national park.

*Compensation:*

• Pay Rate: $22.00/hour

• Benefits: Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance completely paid for

by the Great Basin Institute and available starting the first day of

service; paid federal holidays and personal leave

• Park housing available for rent during employment term

*Timeline:*

• Duration: 40 week appointment starting in late January

• Full time, 40 hours/week

*Requirements:*

   – Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Pest Management, Weed

   Science, Wildlife Management or a closely related field;

   – Academic and applied background in ecology, wildlife, vegetation

   management, and structural pests and their control;

   – Familiarity with principles of integrated pest management and interest

   in applying them in indoor and outdoor settings;

   – Familiarity with the Endangered Species Act , with federal laws and

   regulations regarding public agency pesticide use, and with other

   jurisdictional legislation and policy, preferred;

   – Proficiency in software for word processing, data base systems, and

   spreadsheets;

   – Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a

   diverse audience;

   – Demonstrated strong organizational skills and ability to work

   cooperatively as well as independently;

   – Driver’s license and clean driving record;

   – Ability to work effectively in a team setting with park staff,

   volunteers, and visitors; and

   – Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance

   standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI

   and the goals of the NPS.

Note: A current rabies vaccination is required to perform this work.

Applicants with a current vaccination (documentation required) are

preferred; vaccination will be provided, if needed.

The successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI)

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

indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed

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

please let us know in your application.

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.

@gbinstitute   |

@GreatBasinInstitute    |

@GBInstitute

Natural Resources Management Internship – Golden Gate National Parks, CA

NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Golden Gate National Parks, San Mateo, CA

To Apply: Email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to Eric Wrubel at eric_wrubel@nps.gov.  Please include “Internship Application” in the subject line and of your email.

OVERVIEW

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is seeking a motivated intern to support natural resource management projects in San Mateo County, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is a destination for both local and international visitors with its sweeping vistas, immense biological diversity, and unique cultural resources. With over 15 million visitors annually and over 80,000 acres of land, the GGNRA is the largest urban national park in the country.

The GGNRA Natural Resources Division works to protect, conserve and restore biological and physical resources in the park. Our work is variable and covers a broad spectrum of activities including resource inventory and monitoring, identification and management of threats to sensitive resources, and community engagement in park stewardship.  We work in a variety of habitats from coastal prairies to redwood forests to support conservation of federally protected plants and animals, locally rare plant species, and sensitive ecosystems.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

– Working as part of a small team or occasionally independently, the intern will perform field-based work in San Mateo park units including Sweeney Ridge, Rancho Corral de Tierra, and Phleger Estate.

– Control invasive plant species using hand tools, power tools, herbicide and other methods.

– Plan and implement habitat restoration and revegetation field work.

– Perform contractor or volunteer oversight during vegetation management work.

– Record restoration progress; write work performed reports, enter into databases and work plans, and manage work performed data.

– Map vegetation and rare or invasive and plant populations using GPS data recorders; analyze and display mapped features using GIS technology.

– Assist in development and implementation of rare plant monitoring protocol for endangered Hickman’s potentilla.

– Monitor threatened and endangered wildlife including California red-legged frog, San Bruno elfin butterflies, and Mission blue butterflies.

– Prepare summary reports of monitoring, restoration actions, and experiments performed.

– Drive truck to/from work sites.

– Maintain tools and equipment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

– A love of nature and physical outdoor work.

– Interest in resource management, ecological restoration, endangered species stewardship, and plant identification.

– Willing to apply herbicide as part of an integrated pest management strategy

– Basic computer literacy, Microsoft Word and Excel

– Ability to work independently and take on a leadership role as needed.

– Desire to work in a small team and to work with a diversity of people with different backgrounds, ethnicity, races, genders, sexualities, ages, and viewpoints.

– Good communication skills, including technical writing; treats others with respect; speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

– Experience, coursework or skill in the following areas is a plus: botany, taxonomy, ecology, restoration, geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, database operations, photography

– A valid driver’s license and good driving record.

– College degree in natural resource management, biology, ecology, or related topic

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

– This is primarily a field based position, with 1-3 days per week in the office. Must enjoy working outside in highly variable weather conditions and terrain while maintaining a good attitude.

– Must be willing to work in poison oak. Personal protective equipment against poison oak will be provided, but exposure to poison oak will happen and is unavoidable.

– Must be comfortable working around ticks and yellow-jacket wasps.

– Ability to lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 40 pounds off trail in steep terrain in dense vegetation for up to six hours daily.

COMPENSATION

– Dorm-style housing, a taxable stipend of $225/week if your permanent residence is more than 50 miles from San Francisco.

– A taxable stipend of $375/week is provided if your permanent residence is less than 50 miles from San Francisco.

– Gain hands-on work experience at the National Park Service, working on applied plant and wildlife conservation.

– Professional development days are available to pursue an interest, including training and education opportunities in various departments within the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

– Opportunity to attend Park Academy Classes on a variety of topics including resume building and interview skills, park orientation and history, flora and fauna, mapping and monitoring, computer skills, and more.

– Opportunities to work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds that share a common interest in preserving and protecting our natural lands while engaging the next generation of park stewards.

TERMS

Position is open until filled. Interviews will begin December 9, 2019.

Desired Start Date: January 15, 2020

Term is 1 year

Full-time schedule, Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week. Occasional weekend work for volunteer events or wildlife monitoring.

To Apply: Email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to Eric Wrubel at eric_wrubel@nps.gov.  Please include “Internship Application” in the subject line and of your email.

The Parks Conservancy and National Park Service strive to engage a workforce reflective of the community we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING INTERNSHIPS ON LONG ISLAND, SUMMER 2020

10-week (June to mid-August) internships are available for undergraduate students and recent graduates to study forest health and plant community ecology of the unique pine barrens ecosystem of Long Island in New York State. Interns will be based at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, and they will interact with researchers from BNL and the Dovciak Lab at State University of New York (SUNY-ESF) as members of research teams resurveying long-term Forest Health Monitoring plots established in 2005/2006 across Long Island. Interns will learn plant identification and field methods in monitoring forest vegetation and they will develop their own research projects on various aspects of forest change (e.g., tree regeneration or mortality, understory plant communities) that will include data collection, data analysis, and reporting results. A weekly stipend ($500 per week) and appropriate guidance and training will be provided. Free dormitory housing is available for students who live > 50 miles from BNL. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2020, but submitting the applications by December 16, 2019, is strongly encouraged. Additional information about the project, eligibility, and the application process is here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esf.edu%2Fefb%2Fdovciak%2FPDFs%2FSULI%2520Internships-Summer2020.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cdcc42504d0fe4aeaac1308d77259c024%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637103602118408624&amp;sdata=UVwNxxCOlQdnPp72fUMVZcKaxuaLpAksF86NubKgu48%3D&amp;reserved=0

Research Internship in Range Management of Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station (Florida, USA)

The Agroecology Program at Archbold Biological Station (ABS) is seeking an intern (6 to 12 months) to assist with grassland ecology, wetland ecology, and range management research on our 10,400-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida (Buck Island Ranch). The intern will be supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Boughton in a dynamic lab with 2 post-doctoral research associates, 2 research assistants, 1 environmental technician, and 1 ecohydrologist.

Internship highlights:

Buck Island Ranch is both an operational cattle ranch and an experimental field station, with a heavy focus on applied ecology. We are thinking both locally and globally. We are part of the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR, US-wide) and the nutrient network (NutNet, worldwide).

Interns will:

      •      Experience life on a cattle ranch in a collaborative environment.

      •      Assist with research on the effects of prescribed fire, cattle grazing, and pasture management on grasslands and wetlands ecosystems (see our two documentaries https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dy6_WhY3aZB0&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cdcc42504d0fe4aeaac1308d77259c024%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637103602118358654&amp;sdata=ttXwllFdiEbGv1JfNPhEnUX2xXqFehvuJawZdg5Swr0%3D&amp;reserved=0, https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrGV_G6dnYHg&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cdcc42504d0fe4aeaac1308d77259c024%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637103602118358654&amp;sdata=SpSIHpREax%2FLu8fmpmLF1eZmJ8H8cMUd8MgLDH%2BdhS4%3D&amp;reserved=0).

      •      Work 20 hours per week assisting with field and lab projects, typically but not always Monday – Friday.

      •      Dedicate remaining time to designing and implementing an independent research project that fits within our research program, with a report and a presentation at the end of the internship.

Who should apply?

      •      Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or any related fields.

      •      Students interested in applied science who contemplate non-academic positions such as Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

      •      Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied ecology, wetland ecology, rangeland ecology.

Requirements and internship responsibilities

      •      Highly motivated and enthusiastic about living and working in a rural field-station setting. A valid Driver’s license and own transportation for personal activities is required.

      •      Respectful of others, as successful interns will share lodging with other interns.

      •      Detail-oriented with respect to following sampling protocols and managing data.

      •      High tolerance for the extreme heat and humidity that prevail during late spring through summer in southern Florida.

Duties will include a combination of the following:

      •      Plant community surveys (in wetlands and/or grasslands) and plant biomass collection.

      •      Soil sampling, water sampling and groundwater well monitoring.

      •      Lab work including soil sieving, biomass grinding, and basic chemistry analysis.

      •      Greenhouse gas fluxes measurements (N2O, CH4, and CO2), Eddy covariance tower maintenance, and weather station maintenance.

      •      Data entry.

      •      Helping with prescribed fires & site visit for water monitoring projects.

Benefit for the successful intern

      •      Interns will be trained in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice, experimental design, and statistical analysis to oral and written presentations. This will prepare interns for graduate school and/or higher-level report writing required by government agencies. Some interns published their projects in peer-reviewed journals.

      •      Opportunity to get more familiar with advanced technology (e.g., Eddy covariance, CO2 and methane sensors).

      •      Experience in applied ecology.

Compensation

      •      Interns receive lodging at Buck Island Ranch (11 miles away from ABS).

      •      Weekly stipend of $245.

How to apply?

      •      To apply please email the following to Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (eboughton@archbold-station.org) and Dr. Grégory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org):

              o A recent CV.

              o A cover letter stating research interests and a description of previous research experience.

              o The contact information for three references.

      • Deadline to apply is December 6, 2019, for a desired starting date in late January, early February 2020.

Questions about the program

Please refer to Archbold Biological Station website for more details on our program: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cdcc42504d0fe4aeaac1308d77259c024%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637103602118358654&amp;sdata=Mv%2B2lnceB8oQTO7CwWHYVkESbH3mrcubQfEqABfhdB8%3D&amp;reserved=0.

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Grégory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

Graduate position: MichiganStateU.WeedEvolution

Job Description:
> The Patterson lab at Michigan State University is looking for a PhD
> student interested in genome evolution and how novel variation can be
> generated during periods of intense abiotic stress over short generational
> timescales.  Students will develop independent dissertation projects that
> explore how human selection can change weedy genomes in agroecosystems
> and what that might mean for the future of weed control. Applications
> received before January 1st, 2019 will be given full consideration.
>
> Lab Description:
> Dr. Patterson’s research program utilizes the most current techniques
> in genomics to understand the structure and plasticity of weedy genomes
> and how that plasticity influences the success of weedy species.  We are
> especially interested in how genome rearrangements (i.e. transposable
> elements and copy number variation) form and are utilized as novel sources
> of genetic variation for weed adaptation to abiotic stresses. We also work
> on herbicides and how they affect plant physiology and how resistance
> evolves on rapid timescales in weedy species. We also work to generate
> genomic resources for the weed science community and to discover  the
> molecular mechanisms of resistance.
>
> Requirements:
> A B.S. in Botany, Genetics, Agronomy, Evolutionary Biology or related
> field.
>
> How To Apply:
> Contact Dr. Eric Patterson by email: Patte543@msu.edu and be sure to
> check: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.canr.msu.edu%2Fpsm%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ce7ee2fc79cce4a18976708d77270a6b1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637103700467973572&amp;sdata=7GL9msMvfhqHKJt6GYTz6n3Qe6PlwQfDlVLoPwXAKvQ%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Job: UMaryland.ResAssist.MarinePopGenetics

Research Assistant
>
> The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
> (UMCES) is seeking applicants for a faculty research assistant
> at the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) in the Plough Laboratory
> (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.umces.edu%2Flouis-plough)in&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ce69e46db9fe54e0b632c08d7726652d9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637103656115470752&amp;sdata=iLlz%2B2qCKcAlSlGxfirAlcmEkDPRJG5%2BdKfvnXn8HdY%3D&amp;reserved=0 Cambridge MD.
>
> The position will be a full-time Faculty Research Assistant (BA or
> BS degree required) in support of grant-funded projects related to the
> population genetic analyses of estuarine and marine animals, particularly
> invertebrates (blue crabs, oysters, and zooplankton).  Laboratory duties
> will include tissue preservation and DNA extraction, environmental DNA
> sampling, quantitative PCR and analysis, and preparation of genomic
> libraries for next-generation sequencing (NGS). The technician may also
> be involved in field work (local) collecting animals on small craft or
> from shore, and will assist with finfish care and shellfish culturing
> at HPL. Finally, the technician will be expected to assist in data
> organization/analysis and preparation of reports/manuscripts.
>
> Field work may include light duty lifting (50 pounds), work on small boats
> (25 ft) and walking short distances between sample sites in lightly or
> heavily wooded areas.
>
> Routine lab work may include the use of chemicals that require gloves,
> proper clothing, and eye protection.
>
> Required skills include: laboratory experience in molecular genetics
> (e.g. PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction; ideally in
> a research setting), handling of large datasets in spreadsheets, and
> familiarity/experience with bio statistical analysis using software such
> as R or similar. A willingness to be in the field for short periods
> of time (day trips) and to manage live cultures of larvae or fish is
> also required.
>
> Ideal applicants will have some prior experience preparing next
> generation sequencing libraries and some familiarity with UNIX/Linux
> for command-line processing of genomic data sets. Some experience with
> animal culture or care (especially larval shellfish culture) is also a
> plus. Funding is currently available for two years with additional time
> possible dependent on future funding. Salary will be commensurate with
> experience and a comprehensive benefits package is available.
>
> To apply, please visit: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fumces.peopleadmin.com%2Fpostings%2F1359&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ce69e46db9fe54e0b632c08d7726652d9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637103656115470752&amp;sdata=ZS%2BM8oNsQuUESsUOsZ%2FEnTjG5742QF5E6fJ1Bp6ma0E%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> To receive full consideration, apply by December 23nd, 2019.
>
> UMCES is an AA/EOE institution. Individuals with disabilities, veterans,
> women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Addie C. Cropper
> Human Resources Associate II
> UMCES Horn Point Lab
> 410.221.8241
>

Graduate position: UCalifornia_LA.MicrobiomeEvolution

Graduate student:UCLA.MicrobiomeEvolution
>
> Graduate student position atUCLAon the evolutionary dynamics of the
> microbiome.
>
> A PhD position starting in Fall 2020 is available in the lab of
> Dr. Nandita Garud in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
> at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are broadly interested
> in understanding the evolutionary dynamics of natural populations with
> a current focus on the microbiome. The lab develops statistical and
> computational methods to gain insight into evolutionary processes from
> population genomic data.
>
> Students will have substantial input in the specific nature of their
> research project. However, the project should broadly fit within the
> lab¢s goals of learning about adaptation in natural populations and
> evolutionary dynamics in the microbiome. As this is a computational lab,
> prior experience in in programming in R, Perl, or Python, and shell
> scripting is preferred.
>
> Additional information can be found at:http://garud.eeb.ucla.edu
>
> The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department atUCLAoffers
> a cutting-edge research environment with many opportunities for
> collaboration. The lab will have affiliations with the Microbiome Center
> atUCLAand the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology atUCLA.
>
> Interested candidates should apply to the EEB program atUCLAby December
> 1 and specify Dr. Nandita Garud as a Prospective Faculty Advisor
> (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eeb.ucla.edu%2Fgrad_onlineappl.php&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ce1ddf723938c4df3e43f08d77266602e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637103656335754650&amp;sdata=0lcjvZ1cWBylJcXSXttbAafcEYW%2B5IfQq3AoanP5iww%3D&amp;reserved=0).  Direct inquiries are
> also welcome at ngarud@ucla.edu.
>
> Nandita Garud <nandita.garud@gmail.com>
>
>

Graduate Position: TexasAMU.DeNovoGenesEvolution

PhD Positions in Brassicaceae de novo gene evolution and function

The Casola and Pepper labs at Texas A&M University seek candidate PhD
students to work on de novo gene evolution. This project will combine
comparative genomics, machine learning approaches and reverse genetics
to study the evolutionary dynamics and biological impact of de novo
gene in Brassicaceae, with a special focus on Arabidopsis thaliana and
Brassica spp.

Prospective students should email a short description of research
interests and a CV to Claudio Casola (ccasola@tamu.edu) or Alan Pepper
(apepper@bio.tamu.edu). Students are encouraged to get in touch as
soon as possible in order to be eligible for funding opportunities
through the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology interdisciplinary program
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feeb.tamu.edu%2Fgraduate-program%2Fprospective-students-2%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7Ca8931e6aebc045cb68df08d7724cc493%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637103546347456156&amp;sdata=PhN1BA%2BnrKDUUoP0%2FbaCxjqSqXl2Fy6fqPOqhB1RD20%3D&amp;reserved=0. For full
consideration, applications for Fall 2020 to the EEB program should be
received by December 9, 2019.

Individuals from underrepresented groups in STEM are particularly
encouraged to apply.

AMNH_NewYork.Women_STEM_fellowship

The BridgeUP: STEM program at the AMNH is excited to announce that the
>    application for the Helen Fellowship is open.  This fellowship is a
>    one-year residency for post-baccalaureate, self-identifying females,
>    to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and
>    educational outreach at the AMNH.  This fellowship is an initiative at
>    the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline
>    by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools
>    required for the 21st Century.
>
>    To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit
>    https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amnh.org%2Flearn-teach%2Fhigher-education%2Fhelen-fellowship&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C62b9fdc393eb4d5d36c608d772660197%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637103654747162962&amp;sdata=swP4KNPwxtSHBDlXICp2k3dMCKEHUuMkdK1Q5XVYjTU%3D&amp;reserved=0.
>
>    A colorful PDF flyer can be downloaded at this website.
>
>    Who is eligible to apply?
>    The fellowship is intended for recent college graduates with a conferred
>    bachelor¢s or master¢s degree in computer science, natural sciences,
>    applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors
>    prior to the fellowship start date in September.
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>    What are the benefits?
>    Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000 plus generous benefits.
>    Funding is also available for research, travel and equipment expenses.
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>    How do I apply?
>    The online application is now open and is due by midnight of January
>   19, 2020.  To learn more about application requirements, visit
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Graduate Position: UMemphis.Biodiversity

The Center for Biodiversity Research at the University of Memphis
> (Department of Biological Sciences) is recruiting graduate students for
> 2020. Our Biodiversity Scholars Program offers research and stipend
> awards for exceptionally qualified candidates. Apply by February 1,
> 2020 for full consideration. Please see our website for more information
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> Duane McKenna PhD
> William Hill Professor of Biology
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Director, Center for Biodiversity Research
> Co-Director, Agriculture & Food Technologies
> Research Cluster, FedEx Institute of Technology
> University of Memphis
> Memphis, TN 38152
>
>
> “Duane McKenna (dmckenna)” <dmckenna@memphis.edu>
>

Botany positions in Mojave/Sonoran deserts, University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Applied Ecology Laboratory at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is hiring four full-time botanists/research assistants (salary position) for February 2020 through May 2020 (4 mo). The latest start date can be February 10 but preferred start date is February 3. Project sites will be in southern Nevada and southeastern California (Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert). All applicants are encouraged to review climate and spring weather conditions for the southern Nevada and southern California regions before applying.

All applicants must be a United States citizen, have a current and valid state driver’s license, and have no personal at-fault accidents in the last five years. Applicants will be required to fill out an I-9 form and submit personal identification for review.

Qualified applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in biology or environmental science or a related degree, or equivalent years’ experience (3-4 years); experience using dichotomous keys; experience operating a 4WD truck or other 4WD vehicle; outdoor/field experience (e.g., camping, hiking); and experience with field navigation (compass, map, GPS).

To qualify for this position, field and botany experience are required.

A preference will be given to candidates that have professional or academic experience with plant identification in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, are familiar with and have used regionally applicable dichotomous keys (e.g., Desert Jepson, Arizona Flora, the Flora of Utah), and have some field or laboratory project management experience.

However, this is a great opportunity for those looking for a career bridge out of a college undergraduate program or have little project management experience and want to gain this type of experience to become more competitive for future jobs and graduate programs. Botanists/research assistants will be responsible for aspects of field, laboratory, and greenhouse projects, including organizing a field/laboratory schedule with colleagues, data collection and entry, QA/QC, maintaining a digital photograph and plant database archive, data analysis preparation, and compiling literature.

All camping will be car camping. State vehicles will be provided for projects. Per diem applies to specific out-of-state projects only. No housing is provided.

To apply please send a statement of interest to introduce yourself, a CV or resume, and two-three references to Lindsay Chiquoine (lindsay.chiquoine@unlv.edu). Please include in the subject line the position (botanist/research assistant position).

To learn more about the Applied Ecology Laboratory at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, please visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabellaappliedecologylab.wordpress.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cafae28f30cd84b46b3e708d76e6c014c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637099282474060936&amp;sdata=x%2B9Pbk1ccm1gjOCwPW5sIMrevjV3xeSQh1a5NHjw3Sk%3D&amp;reserved=0

cology Field Station Manager and Research Associate (Dec 1st deadline)

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University

is seeking applicants to fill a full-time position as an Ecology Field

Station Manager and Research Associate. Review of applications begins Dec 1

st, 2019. For the full position description, please see the ESSM job board:

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To apply, please use the following link:

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The successful applicant will serve primarily as the manager of the Ecology

and Natural Resources Teaching Area, a field station located in College

Station near the main Texas A&M campus. In that role, there will be

opportunities in post oak savanna restoration and ecological research,

environmental education and outreach, and facilities and equipment

maintenance. The research associate aspect of the position involves

occasional travel to field sites around the state to assist in technical

aspects of ongoing Texas A&M research.

For questions related to the online application process, please contact Ms.

Theresa Nemec (tnemec@tamu.edu).

For inquiries about aspects of the position that are not answered in the

above links, please contact Joe Veldman (veldman@tamu.edu)

USDA Full Time Temporary Lab Technician

The Brunet Lab (Brunet Site – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Ftz5ukks&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cafae28f30cd84b46b3e708d76e6c014c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637099282474020962&amp;sdata=TdEAzPAGXj0qCeZgWU1T6ol5zeUkDfrchqKAV0Dm%2F74%3D&amp;reserved=0) in Madison, WI is seeking a full time temporary laboratory technician. This is a time-limited appointment with a maximum duration of 180 work days, available immediately. The successful candidate will provide laboratory support for research that examines how pollinator behavior affects gene flow in agricultural landscapes. This is a federal position (GS level 6/7) with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The laboratory is part of the Vegetable Crops Research Unit (VCRU) in Madison, WI. An American citizenship is required.

Major duties may include, but are not limited to: performing a variety of technical procedures in a laboratory, field and greenhouse environment; handling different bee species; statistically analyzing and summarizing experimental data; assisting with experiments on bee behavior and seed germination.

The candidate should have: a bachelor or more advanced degree in Biological/Agricultural Sciences or related areas with a GPA ≥ 3.0; fieldwork experience; willingness to learn. Previous experience working with bees and analyzing data in statistical software (such as R, SAS, etc.) is desirable. A master degree is preferred.

Apply via indeed link, be sure to include resume with brief statement of interest!

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Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Job Posting – Environmental Biologist – Water Quality Monitoring (closing 11/27)

The Kentucky Division of Water’s mission is to manage, protect, and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory, and educational programs. Our organization presents an opportunity for you to make a difference in the waters of Kentucky through an exciting and collaborative environment.

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain water quality monitoring experience and in-depth knowledge of Kentucky streams through extensive travel and field work. Fieldwork will include the collection of macro invertebrate, diatom, fish, and water samples, primarily from March through September, with an emphasis on the collection of benthic macro invertebrates. During the fall and winter, this position will be focused on picking and identifying aquatic macro invertebrates in a laboratory setting. Additional responsibilities include entering and managing field and laboratory data.

Monitoring goals associated with this position include assessing and reporting on the health of the waters of the Commonwealth, evaluating the effectiveness of water quality improvement projects, and responding to incidents such as harmful algal blooms in recreational waters of the state.

Previous experience in collecting and/or identifying benthic macro invertebrates is preferred. Experience with aquatic ecology, fish or algae collection and identification, general taxonomy, water sampling, or field work is beneficial. Important skills include attention to detail and data management.

Responsibilities typically include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Collecting water and biological samples (macro invertebrates, pathogens, diatoms, and/or fish) in streams and rivers according to standard operating procedures.

– Sorting and identifying benthic macro invertebrate samples and analyzing E. coli samples.

– Entering and managing field and laboratory data.

– Assisting with data analysis, reporting, and water quality assessments.

– Assisting with the review and development of monitoring project study plans.

– Participating in workgroups and meetings that may involve developing or updating water quality monitoring policies and procedures.

The Division of Water offers flexibility in work schedules, time away from the desk, and a chance to network with a wide range of like-minded professionals.

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

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JOB TITLE:Environmental Biologist Specialist

PAY GRADE:14

SALARY:$35,246.40

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Full Time, Eligible for Overtime Pay|18A|37.5hr/wk

HIRING AGENCY:Energy & Environment Cabinet – Dept for Environmental Protection

LOCATION:300 Sower Blvd

Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601

United States

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REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a biological, environmental or natural science, which includes at least thirty credit hours in the biological sciences.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: One year of professional experience in research, environmental impact assessment, or related environmental program areas.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate work in the biological, environmental, or natural sciences will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

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

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

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Seasonal Vegetation Monitoring in Alaska

Interested in field work in some of the wildest parks in the National Park

Service? Do you have botanical and backcountry skills? Take a look at these

positions monitoring vegetation in Southwest Alaska’s Parks:

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But hurry! Recruitment closes on 11/22/19.

The Southwest Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network is hiring two

seasonal biotechs to work on long-term vegetation monitoring in Lake Clark

National Park and Preserve and Katmai National Park and Preserve.

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Contact Michael Hannam with your questions: michael_hannam@nps.gov

Michael Hannam

Ecologist

Southwest Alaska Network

Inventory and Monitoring Program

National Park Service

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GBI Ecological Monitoring Program Now Hiring!

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies

organization that promotes environmental research, education, and service

through the West. The Institute’s mission is to advance applied science and

ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships,

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

The Ecological Monitoring Program at GBI serves as an excellent

professional development opportunity for natural resource professionals

looking for experience in botanical, soil, rangeland, and aquatic

surveying. This Program is a component of our well-established Research

Associate Program, which focuses on the conservation and management of

natural, cultural, and recreation resources in the Intermountain West while

providing emerging professionals opportunities to begin or enhance their

careers.

GBI’s Ecological Monitoring Program is dedicated to providing hands-on

survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting experience. Extensive training

and technical field skills development offers employees a unique

opportunity to obtain valuable experience in performing a variety of

monitoring protocols that will increase future success.

In one component of the Program, participants implement the Bureau of Land

Management (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy for

terrestrial systems, targeted at collecting standardized ecological

information and long-term vegetation data at multiple scales across western

BLM districts. In some instances participants may perform supplemental

protocols such as Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH) and

Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF) (to inform conservation approaches for

sage-grouse). Supplemental sampling may also include collecting data on

forb diversity and pollinators, among other indicators. Select locations

will apply AIM sampling to post-wildfire Emergency Stabilization and

Rehabilitation (ESR) monitoring.

This video (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLciTBPG2-Ss%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ca4d94098340245a0a90408d76da2b5f6%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637098417914291193&amp;sdata=LRtxJA4%2BRuqC1Ajcf3CUDvRBpkS2UX%2FFhkm13HAu8k8%3D&amp;reserved=0)

highlights the national BLM AIM strategy for landscape-scale data

collection across western states.

To learn more and apply, please visit our website

or the links below:

Ecological Monitoring Field Lead

Ecological Monitoring Field Technician

AmeriCorps Vegetation Habitat Assessment Technician

Vegetation Habitat Assessment Crew Lead

Soil Sampling Crew Lead

AmeriCorps Soil Sampling Technician

Oregon Job opportunities

The Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University is hiring field crews, crew leaders, and team leaders for sagebrush steppe sampling during the 2020 field season. Work begins late April and will continue to August or September. The job involves vegetation and soil sampling using AIM protocols throughout eastern Oregon and Washington. Field work entails 8 day sampling hitches where we will be camping in the areas we will be working. Crews have 6 days off between hitches.  Crew members travel between their homes and the remote and widespread sample plots in eastern Oregon and Washington on the first and last days of the work hitch. Most crew members live in Portland / Corvallis / Eugene / Bend areas and but there is flexibility on where you can choose to live on the off hitches, provided it is logistically feasible. We are looking for people who are familiar with identifying plants, who can handle the hard work of digging soil pits and vegetation sampling in the often hash steppe environment, and are excited by extensive camping in remote, beautiful areas. The compensation will be between $13 and $19 per hour for crew members and crew leaders and $15 and $23 per hour for team leaders (depending on experience). We also provide a per deim of around $80 per day to cover expenses for food and wear and tear on your camping gear. We will be hiring 19 or 20 people under the Bio Tech 1 posting as crew members (who are part of a 2 person crew installing the plots) or crew leaders (who manage the day to day activities of a 2 person crew). Under the Bio Tech 3 posting, we are hiring 4 team leaders (who manage the activities of 2 crews over each hitch). Apply online to the pool before December 18, 2019 for full consideration. There will be a second consideration of all applications submitted before January 31, 2020 in February, and a final consideration after the closing date of March 31, 2020.

Bio Sci ResearchTech 1 – Pool                        Crew leaders and Crew members

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Opening Date: 15 November, 2019         Apply by dates: 18 December, 2019; 31 January, 2020

Closing date: 1 March, 2020

Bio Sci ResearchTech 3 – Pool                        Team leaders

Posting Number: P02462CT                        https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.oregonstate.edu%2Fpostings%2F85161&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Ca4d94098340245a0a90408d76da2b5f6%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637098417914311179&amp;sdata=xwd7w1xExjwP%2Fu3kYQiwajSAM%2BoYDOa1dOFCUlxMllM%3D&amp;reserved=0

Opening Date: 15 November, 2019         Apply by dates: 18 December, 2019; 31 January, 2020

Closing date: 1 March, 2020

Please contact us at Michael.Russell@oregonstate.edu and Caitlin.Lawrence@oregonstate.edu if you have any questions.

Conservation Communications Specialist

Conservation Communications Specialist

Location: Center for Conservation and Sustainability, Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, DC

Duration: 6-month contract with possibility for extension

Compensation: $26,000 for 6 months

The Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Sustainability (CCS) is seeking a highly motivated bilingual communications specialist to disseminate results and achievements of its partnership with ITAIPU Binational, Paraguay.

About CCS:

CCS works with industry partners to evaluate and monitor the impact of infrastructure development on biodiversity and ecosystem services and to design and test best practices for biodiversity. CCS strives to (1) promote science-based approaches to sustainable infrastructure development through transformative partnerships; 2) leverage Smithsonian expertise; 3) transfer skills and knowledge to build capacity; 4) build and sustain the long-term presence in high-biodiversity land and seascapes that is required to institutionalize sustainable infrastructure practices.

In Paraguay, CCS has been collaborating with ITAIPU Binational since the 1990s. Located in the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest region of Paraguay and Brazil, it is the largest hydro-power facility in South America and the second largest in the world. In 2017, this collaboration expanded into a new area: creation of an International Center for in-situ and ex-situ conservation of the region’s precious wildlife. Under this collaboration, CCS provides research and guidance in best practices to staff at ITAIPU’s Center for Wildlife Research, new zoological park, and network of protected areas. The contractor’s work will focus on the CCS-ITAIPU project.

Duties to include:

• Develop a communications and digital strategy for multiple audiences for in-situ and ex-situ conservation projects • Design and implement communications workshops in Spanish and English • Develop bilingual digital news updates • Contribute to the development of presentations • Design and develop brochures, biodiversity field guides, and other printed content • Produce new CCS communications content, including website content, blog posts, social media posts, among others • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders • Track the success of communications products and content • Perform other duties as needed

Qualifications:

• Spoken and written fluency in English and Spanish and excellent communication skills in both languages • Bachelor’s degree required, with major or strong interest in conservation communications; Master’s degree a plus • 3-5 years of experience in communications, with an emphasis in science preferred • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks • Ability to work well both independently and with a team • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, web platforms, HTML, Google Analytics, and other web-related skills, such as digital graphic design and video creation

How to Apply:

Applicants should email: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references (institution, title, email address, phone number) to Tremaine Gregory: gregoryt@si.edu. Please include “Communications Specialist application” in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Program Assistant contract, Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institut

Program Assistant

Location: Center for Conservation and Sustainability, Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, DC

Duration: 6-month contract with possibility for extension

Compensation: $22,000 for 6 months

The Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation and Sustainability (CCS) is seeking a highly motivated bilingual program assistant to support activities related to its partnership with ITAIPU Binational, Paraguay.

About CCS:

CCS works with industry partners to evaluate and monitor the impact of infrastructure development on biodiversity and ecosystem services and to design and test best practices for biodiversity. CCS strives to (1) promote science-based approaches to sustainable infrastructure development through transformative partnerships; 2) leverage Smithsonian expertise; 3) transfer skills and knowledge to build capacity; 4) build and sustain the long-term presence in high-biodiversity land and seascapes that is required to institutionalize sustainable infrastructure practices.

In Paraguay, CCS has been collaborating with ITAIPU Binational since the 1990s. Located in the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest region of Paraguay and Brazil, it is the largest hydropower facility in South America and the second largest in the world. In 2017, this collaboration expanded into a new area: creation of an International Center for in-situ and ex-situ conservation of the region’s precious wildlife. Under this collaboration, CCS provides research and guidance in best practices to staff at ITAIPU’s Center for Wildlife Research, new zoological park, and network of protected areas. The incumbent’s work will focus on the CCS-ITAIPU project.

Duties to include:

• Prepare and transmit agendas and background materials and participate in meetings and appointments • Prepare for and attend meetings, coordinate and produce necessary briefing materials ahead of time, record minutes, note commitments made • Support planning and preparation for workshops and site visits and prepare follow-up reports • Prepare correspondence and other documents • Gather information on in-situ and ex-situ conservation such as education, animal husbandry, zoo safety, and other topics • Contribute to the development of presentations • Provide logistics support for travel and field programs

Qualifications:

• Spoken and written fluency in English and Spanish and excellent communication skills in both languages • Bachelor’s degree required with major or strong interest in conservation, ecology, environmental studies, or related field; Master’s degree a plus • 3-5 years of experience in program management support • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks • Ability to work well both independently and with a team • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher

How to Apply:

Applicants should email: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references (institution, title, email address, phone number) to Ana María Sánchez-Cuervo: sanchezam@si.edu. Please include “Program Assistant application” in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: December 1, 2019

WHRC seeks Physical Climate Risk Research Assistant

WOODS HOLE RESEARCH CENTER

Physical Climate Risk Research Assistant Position

JOB SUMMARY: The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) seeks a research assistant to work on an exciting new effort to quantify and map current and future physical climate risk factors relevant to investment decisions. Risk factors include weather extremes related to climate change—such as drought and flooding—and their knock-on effects—such as potential loss in agricultural yields under anticipated warming.  The project is undertaken in partnership with asset management firms and their stakeholders. The successful candidate will analyze simulation output from global climate models and observations as well as assess changes in climate indices relevant to investment risk. This position requires familiarity in working with geospatial data and advanced programming skills, particularly (1) the ability to manipulate and analyze large data sets in a Linux environment and (2) familiarity with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) architectures with emphasis on Google Cloud Platform and Google Earth Engine.

Responsibilities:

Process and analyze multi-temporal geospatial data, primarily climate model output and climate observations.

Develop metrics of climate stress related to investment.

Harmonize global climate model output with observational databases.

Develop current and future maps of various climate risk indices.

Work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, cross-disciplinary environment to analyze, synthesize, and present results.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

M.S. (preferred) or B.S. (with commensurate experience) degree in physical or environmental science, geography, mathematics or a related discipline, with demonstrated strong data analysis skills.

Experience managing large (terabyte scale) data volumes for analysis and visualization in a Linux environment and/or Google Earth Engine and/or other cloud-based platform.

Ability to develop programming code (e.g., R, Python, and/or Matlab) and to learn new skills as needed.

Knowledge and interest in global climate change research.

Ability to assess and implement appropriate computational needs

Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment.

Desired Start Date: January 2020

Appointment: This is a one-year appointment, with the potential to extend.

Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is $47,000 to $55,000, depending on experience. WHRC offers a competitive salary as well as a very generous benefits package.

Application Deadline:  November 30, 2019, or until filled.

Application Instructions: To apply, please email your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@whrc.org. Please type CSRA19 in the subject line. PDF files preferred.

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

Amphibian Research Technicians Needed

***Only applicants who are current or recent students (graduated no earlier than July 2019) are eligible for these positions.***

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative in the northeast will be hiring 4-6 student contractor field research technicians in 2020. Technicians will be hired for both the spring & summer period (early March through July), with the possibility of extension for work during the fall field season (August through October).  Field work will be based out of separate duty stations located in Maryland and Massachusetts.  Massachusetts technicians will conduct amphibian surveys in protected areas in the Northeastern US, but primarily in MA and VT.  Maryland technicians will conduct surveys primarily in MD, VA, and the District of Columbia. The technicians will work as part of a team that surveys for amphibians within National Parks, Refuges, and Forests, including work in the mountains of Shenandoah National Park.  Surveys will include wetland-associated amphibians as well as stream salamander and terrestrial salamander populations. Field work involves identifying, catching, measuring, and marking amphibians, as well as collecting water quality and environmental data. The students will be required to conduct field surveys using techniques including visual encounter surveys, dip netting, stream transect searches, temporary removal sampling, and conducting a mark-recapture study using visual implant elastomer. All field work will be conducted as part of teams of 2-4 people, so a demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with a group is imperative.

The position requires completion of academic coursework related to wildlife biology. Previous field experience with amphibians common in the Northeast US is preferred. The position requires the use of GPS units, digital cameras, passive integrated transponder (PIT) equipment, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access). Technicians may also be asked to mark amphibians with injectable visible implant elastomer or PIT tags and take voucher specimens related to amphibian disease studies. All work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions or in rain, sleet, hail and snow.

The technicians need to be in good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the field (including some night-time surveys) and hiking with up to 45 pounds of equipment for extended periods of time on rocky, steep terrain. The technicians must be willing to go on overnight field trips to parks throughout the northeastern US, which will typically last 4-12 days at a time. Accommodations for overnight field work will be provided.

Technicians must be able to work at least 40 hours per week and have flexibility in their schedules to accommodate longer days when field conditions require. Applicants must be willing to keep a flexible schedule, as hours will depend on weather, refuge/park access and staff availability, and other factors that may not be known ahead of time.  Technicians are responsible for all costs of transportation to and from the duty station.  Government vehicles will be provided for all field work initiated from the duty station. Housing costs are not included. Every attempt will be made to assist technicians in finding affordable housing in the area. Approximate wages are $15/hour; overtime pay is not provided.

Principal Duty Stations:

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

SO Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab

1 Migratory Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

12100 Beech Forest Road

Laurel, Maryland 20708-4038

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To apply, email the following to both Jill Fleming and Charlie Shafer (jefleming@usgs.gov, cshafer@usgs.gov) by no later than December 11th, 2019:

1) Letter of intent (please specify the time period in which you will be able to commit to this position and your duty station [MA or MD] preference)

2) Resume, including previous field experience, list of relevant course-work, contact information, and two or three reference contacts

3) One piece of evidence of current or recent enrollment in degree-seeking program (e.g., unofficial transcript, enrollment verification, a current registration card).  Candidates who graduated prior to July 2019 are ineligible (*unless they have proof of acceptance into a graduate program beginning the following fall*).

Evan H. Campbell Grant, PhD

NE Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, 1 Migratory Way, Turners Falls MA 01376

Graduate position: UNevada_Reno.InsectEvolution

Graduate student positions in multi-sensory integration during search
> behavior
>
> The van Breugel lab at the University of Nevada, Reno is hiring graduate
> students for Fall 2020 to work on multi-sensory integration in insects
> during search behavior (flies/mosquitoes). Our research lab leverages
> modern engineering and genetic tools available in the fly to study
> fundamental questions in ecology and neuroscience, such as the role of
> temporal and spatial memory in search/foraging.
>
> The lab is very interdisciplinary and you will have opportunities to
> learn techniques that include field work, wind tunnel experiments,
> 2-D and 3-D real-time tracking, optogenetics & virtual reality,
> and robotics. More information about the lab can be found
> here:https://www.florisvanbreugel.com/.
>
> The position is fully funded through a combination of RA and TA
> appointments.
>
> The Reno area is a diverse and growing hub for technology, the arts,
> science, and the outdoors. We have riverside parks, lots of summer
> festivals, skiing is only 30 min away, and it’s almost always sunny,
> but rarely gets uncomfortably hot or cold.
>
> Students can apply throughEcology/Evolution or Integrative
> Neuroscience. Ideal applicants will have some experience with programming
> (python preferred), an interest in tinkering and building things, and a
> fascination with how animals work, but any combination of those skills
> and interests will be considered.
>
> For more information, please contact me atfvanbreugel@unr.edu(after
> taking a look at my website).
>
>
>
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> Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
> & Graduate Program for Neuroscience
> Palmer 226, University of Nevada, Reno
>
> Wildlife and Landscape Photography
>
> Galleries:http://www.ArtInNaturePhotography.com/
> Blog:http://www.ArtInNaturePhotography.com/wordpress/
>
> Floris Van Breugel <fvanbreugel@unr.edu>
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Graduate position: TexasAMU.InvertPopulationGenomics

A Ph.D. assistantship is available in the Hogan Lab at Texas A&M
> University – Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). The student will join an
> NSF Macrosystems-funded project to study population genomics of
> vernal pool branchiopods. The project is using reduced representation
> genome sequencing (RADseq) to assess patterns of genetic diversity and
> gene flow among populations across the central United States by wind
> driven processes and animal vectors (birds) as well as determining
> genome-by-environment correlations.  The Ph.D. student will join a
> team of researchers that includes Dr. Jim Thorp (University of Kansas),
> Dr. Kevin McCluney (Bowling Green State University), and Dr. Chris Patrick
> (Virginia Institute of Marine Science), and others.
>
> The student will develop population genomic datasets from spatial and
> temporal samples from five study populations, including patterns of
> diversity and signatures of selection, and genetic drift. The student
> will also lead field work in Texas to sample vernal pool ecosystems
> for invertebrates, as well as contribute to the maintenance of mesocosm
> experiments at TAMUCC. Extensive opportunities for collaboration across
> the multi-institutional team, including within the HoBi Lab and Marine
> Genomics Lab at TAMUCC.
>
> The position is ideally suited to researchers with a background
> in population genomics, bioinformatics, population and community
> ecology. No experience in vernal pool ecology is required, though
> experience with RAD library preparation, RADseq analysis pipelines,
> analysis of population genetics data, and database management are highly
> sought after. Applicants with evidence of productivity, strong oral and
> written communication abilities, and enthusiasm are especially encouraged
> to apply. The successful applicant will be an independent, motivated
> person who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative team.
>
> **Assistantship details**
> The Ph.D. assistantship in TAMUCC’s Marine Biology (MARB) program
> will begin in Fall 2020. RA funds and partial tuition support at
> available. Competitive assistantships are also available through
> the MARB program. Assistantship includes health insurance and other
> benefits. Funding for conference travel are available.Applicants ideally
> will have an MS degree prior to starting in Fall 2020.
>
> **Application process**
> Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2019 and will continue
> until the position is filled. Interested candidates should email
> Dr. J. Derek Hogan (james.hogan@tamucc.edu). In your email please
> include: 1) a one­-page cover letter describing your interest in the
> position and your relevant skills you possess. The letter must address
> your experience in RAD library preparation, RAD analysis pipelines, and
> analysis of population genetic data; 2) a CV including education history,
> publications, conference presentations and grant/scholarship funding;
> and 3) the names and contact information for three scientists familiar
> with your research work.
>
> **Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi**
> TAMUCC is located in Texas’ coastal bend on the Gulf of Mexico. TAMUCC
> has recently been ranked as a tier 2 research university by the
> Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Marine
> Biology program is the largest Ph.D. program on campus and consists of
> approximately 30 research faculty and 50 graduate students engaged in
> research in marine, estuarine, freshwater, and terrestrial research in
> the fields of ecosystem, community, and population ecology, evolutionary
> biology, biogeography, microbial ecology, developmental genetics,
> restoration ecology, and biomedical research. Corpus Christi is known for
> an active outdoor life-style including salt-water fishing, wind surfing,
> sailing, and sea kayaking. The city is 2.5 hours from San Antonio,
> and 4 hours from cultural centers including Houston and Austin Texas.
>
> J. Derek Hogan
> Associate Professor
> Department of Life Sciences
> Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
> Corpus Christi, Texas, 78412
> USA
>
> “Hogan, James” <James.Hogan@tamucc.edu>
>

Graduate position: UHouston.EcologyEvolution

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
>
> The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston (UH) welcomes applications for its graduate program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology for Fall 2020.  The following faculty in the areas of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology have opportunities available for their labs:
>
> Alex Stewart (astewar6@central.uh.edu): Mathematical biology
> Blaine Cole (bcole@uh.edu): Evolution and social behavior
> Dan Graur (dgraur@uh.edu): Molecular evolutionary bioinformatics
> Diane Wiernasz (dwiernasz@uh.edu): Sexual selection
> Erin Kelleher (eskelleher@uh.edu): Evolutionary genetics and genomics
> Kerri Crawford (kmcrawford3@uh.edu): Community ecology
> Rebecca Zufall (rzufall@uh.edu): Evolutionary genetics
> Ricardo Azevedo (razevedo@uh.edu): Evolutionary genetics
> Rich Meisel (rpmeisel@uh.edu): Evolutionary genetics and genomics
> Steve Pennings (spennings@uh.edu): Community ecology
> Tony Frankino (frankino@uh.edu): Evolution of complex traits
>
> If you are interested, you should look at the relevant faculty members’ web sites and then contact them directly for more information:
>
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> For more information regarding the Evolutionary Biology and Ecology graduate program at UH see:
>
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> If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:
>
> Ms. Rosezelia Jackson (biograd@central.uh.edu)
>
> The early deadline for application of prospective students is February 1st, 2020.  Evaluation will continue after that date, but students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
>

Job: Research Associate at Lincoln Park Zoo

We have an opening for a Research Associate, a full-time position to help implement an NSF-funded project to quantify interconnectedness and systemic risk in coupled human-natural systems. The Research Associate will be responsible for helping to compile and analyze existing geospatial and time series datasets to develop indicators of ecological risk. Please see the job posting for further details:

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Job Announcement – Environmental Biologist at Kentucky Division of Water

The Kentucky Division of Water’s mission is to manage, protect, and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory, and educational programs. Our organization presents an opportunity for you to make a difference in the waters of Kentucky through an exciting and collaborative environment.

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain water quality monitoring experience and in-depth knowledge of Kentucky streams through extensive travel and field work. Fieldwork will include the collection of macro invertebrate, diatom, fish, and water samples, primarily from March through September, with an emphasis on the collection of benthic macro invertebrates. During the fall and winter, this position will be focused on picking and identifying aquatic macro invertebrates in a laboratory setting. Additional responsibilities include entering and managing field and laboratory data.

Monitoring goals associated with this position include assessing and reporting on the health of the waters of the Commonwealth, evaluating the effectiveness of water quality improvement projects, and responding to incidents such as harmful algal blooms in recreational waters of the state.

Previous experience in collecting and/or identifying benthic macro invertebrates is preferred. Experience with aquatic ecology, fish or algae collection and identification, general taxonomy, water sampling, or field work is beneficial. Important skills include attention to detail and data management.

Responsibilities typically include, but are not limited to, the following:

•    Collecting water and biological samples (macro invertebrates, pathogens, diatoms, and/or fish) in streams and rivers according to standard operating procedures.

•    Sorting and identifying benthic macro invertebrate samples and analyzing E. coli samples.

•    Entering and managing field and laboratory data.

•    Assisting with data analysis, reporting, and water quality assessments.

•    Assisting with the review and development of monitoring project study plans.

•    Participating in workgroups and meetings that may involve developing or updating water quality monitoring policies and procedures.

The Division of Water offers flexibility in work schedules, time away from the desk, and a chance to network with a wide range of like-minded professionals.

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

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JOB TITLE:Environmental Biologist Specialist

PAY GRADE:14

SALARY:$35,246.40

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Full Time, Eligible for Overtime Pay|18A|37.5hr/wk

HIRING AGENCY:Energy & Environment Cabinet – Dept for Environmental Protection

LOCATION:300 Sower Blvd

             Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601

             United States

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REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a biological, environmental or natural science, which includes at least thirty credit hours in the biological sciences.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: One year of professional experience in research, environmental impact assessment, or related environmental program areas.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate work in the biological, environmental, or natural sciences will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

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

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

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