Staff/Technician Positions Archive
positions lasting 1 year or more, mostly with benefits
titles marked (MS) require a master's degree, not necessarily an MS
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|Duke University||Research Opportunities Coordinator (MS)||5/18/10|
|University of Arizona||Associate Engineer, Biosphere 2||4/23/10||4/12/10|
|Ecological Society of America||Science Policy Analyst||7/1/10||6/9/10|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Eddy Covariance Technician||6/21/10||6/9/10|
|University of Arizona||Research Tech, plant physiological and ecosystem ecology||6/18/10||6/8/10|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Aquatic Technician||6/15/10||6/3/10|
|Chicago Wilderness||Invasive Plant Management Coordinator||6/11/10||5/25/10|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Environmental Data Center Manager||6/9/10||6/1/10|
|Southern Teachers Agency||Biology Teaching Jobs||6/8/10|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Environmental Data Center Technician||6/8/10||6/1/10|
|Maryland Natural History Society||Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Coordinator||6/7/10||5/25/10|
|University of California, Santa Cruz||Salmon Ecology and Management (MS)||6/7/10||5/10/10|
|British Antarctic Survey (UK)||Zoological Field Assistant, Bird Island||6/6/10||5/17/10|
|NatureServe||Research Botanist (MS)||6/1/10|
|Carthage College||Laboratory Manager||6/1/10||5/19/10|
|Corinthian Colleges, Inc.||Adjunct Instructor - Environmental Science (MS)||5/19/10|
|Duke University||Research Opportunities Coordinator (MS)||5/18/10|
|Missouri State University||Fire Ecology Monitor||5/7/10||4/28/10|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Limnology/invasive fish||4/30/10||4/26/10|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||LTER Database & System Admin||4/29/10||4/26/10|
|Ocean Genome Legacy||Staff Scientist, Marine Genomics||4/26/10|
|University of Montana||Natural Heritage Program Ecologist||4/26/10||4/19/10|
|University of Arizona||Associate Engineer, Biosphere 2||4/23/10||4/12/10|
|World Wildlife Fund||Species Conservation Program Officer (MS)||4/21/10|
|Bighorn Institute||Field biologist||4/19/10|
|Boston University||Research Tech, forest ecology and biogeochemistry||4/16/10|
|Western Carolina University||Research Asst, black cohosh population genetics and breeding||4/16/10|
|Oregon State University||Research Assistant, Landscape ecology||4/16/10||4/7/10|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst, N2O and CO2 flux measurement from agricultural land||4/13/10|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Rangeland Ecologist (MS)||4/13/10||4/12/10|
|Ecosystem Management, Inc.||Biologist, consulting firm, New Mexico (MS)||4/12/10|
|Union of Concerned Scientists||Program Assistant, Scientific Integrity||4/5/10||3/25/10|
|US Geological Survey||Wetland Biogeochemistry Research Technician||4/1/10||3/22/10|
|University of Guelph (Canada)||Research Assistant in Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology||3/31/10|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst, Harvard Forest Soil Carbon||3/31/10||3/4/10|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst, Arctic Soil Carbon||3/31/10||3/4/10|
|The Wilderness Society||Wildlife biologist (MS)||3/30/10||3/16/10|
|Carnegie Institution for Science||Field and Laboratory Tech, grassland carbon/global change||3/26/10||3/5/10|
|Florida International University||Technician, Everglades fish ecology||3/25/10||3/10/10|
|North Carolina State University||Research Assistant, global warming experiment||3/23/10|
|Cornell University||Project coordinator, fish and aquatic research, Great Lakes||3/23/10|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant, Soil Warming||3/22/10|
|Grand Canyon Trust||Arizona Forest Conservation Program Associate (MS)||3/19/10||3/2/10|
|Northern Arizona University||Research Specialist, Landscape Ecology/Conservation Biology||3/17/10|
|American Samoa Community College||Forestry Researcher (MS)||3/16/10|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Laboratory Technician, insects||3/15/10|
|University of Washington||Research asst, paleobotany/paleoecology||3/15/10|
|University of South Carolina||Wetland biogeochemistry technician||3/15/10|
|SUNY-ESF||Lab manager, fisheries and aquatic ecology||3/15/10||3/8/10|
|San Francisco State University||Outreach Director, Great Sunflower Project||3/5/10|
|Skidmore College||Visiting Teaching Associate (2 MS positions)||3/4/10|
|Wyoming Wildlife Consultants||Research Ecologist, rangelands||3/1/10||2/11/10|
|Fort Hays State University||Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator||3/1/10||1/13/10|
|USDA Forest Service/University of Minnesota||Research tech, climate change and forest structure and function||2/28/10||2/5/10|
|Harris IT Services||GIS Analyst||2/28/10||1/28/10|
|Washington University||Technician in Plant Ecology||2/26/10|
|University of California, Davis||Lab/field tech, pollination ecology/conservation||2/26/10|
|Stanford University||Research tech, marine population genetics||2/24/10|
|University of California, Berkeley||Lab manager/field tech, pollination and pest control||2/22/10|
|Florida State University||Research Technician, plant-herbivore interactions||2/22/10||1/22/10|
|Corinthian Colleges, Inc.||Adjunct Instructor - Environmental Science (MS)||2/18/10|
|Applied Ecological Services Inc.||Ecologist, birds & GIS||2/18/10|
|Boston University||Research Technician/Lab Manager||2/15/10||1/21/10|
|El Centro College||Environmental Science Teaching (MS)||2/12/10|
|USGS Snake River Field Station||Ecologist||2/8/10||1/28/10|
|USGS Snake River Field Station||Ecologist/Dendrochronologist (MS)||2/8/10||1/28/10|
|Cornell University||Research asst, host plant resistance||2/4/10|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Research Assts, Ecosystem and Ocean Health||2/4/10||1/26/10|
|Rice University||Lab/Field Technician in Plant Ecology||2/3/10|
|Ecological Society of America||Assistant, Office of Science Programs||2/1/10|
|University of Washington||Scientist/assistant in forest and fire ecology||2/1/10|
|URS Corporation||Staff botanist||1/29/10|
|IAP World Services, Inc.||Research Assistant: Data Manager (MS)||1/25/10|
|Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Ecology Educators (3 positions)||1/25/10|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant, Evolutionary Dynamics||1/22/10|
|Texas Tech University||Research Associate, impacts of climate change and water quality on fish (MS)||1/14/10|
|Holden Arboretum||Natural Areas Manager (MS)||1/14/10||12/21/09|
|Institute for Applied Ecology||Botanist/plant ecologist (MS)||1/11/10|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research asst, plant ecology||1/11/10||12/30/09|
|College of William & Mary||Research Tech, Behavioral Ecotoxicology||1/8/10|
|University of Oregon||Research tech, biogeochemistry/microbial ecology||1/6/10||12/14/09|
|Florida International University||Everglades research technician||1/5/10|
|University of Cincinnati||Research tech, Plant Evolutionary Genetics/Genomics||1/1/10||12/10/09|
|USGS National Wetlands Research Center||Data Manager (MS)||12/30/09|
|USGS Snake River Field Station||Avian Ecologist (MS)||12/23/09|
|University of Minnesota||Boreal Forest Program Coordinator||12/15/09||11/30/09|
|University of Colorado||Beetle ecology and systematic and landscape fragmentation||12/14/09|
|University of Georgia||Research tech, Plant Evolutionary Ecology||12/1/09|
|Tall Timbers Research Station||Fire Ecology (MS)||12/1/09||10/16/09|
|University of New Mexico||Research tech, drought mortality||11/30/09|
|Arizona State University||Information management at long-term ecological research site (MS)||11/18/09||11/2/09|
|Michigan State University||Programmer Analyst, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center||11/17/09|
|Willamette University||Research technician/lab manager, Evolutionary Ecology||11/17/09||10/15/09|
|Ohio State University||Research Associate, aquatic biogeochemistry||11/17/09||10/12/09|
|University of Texas at Austin||Research Asst: Global Climate Change, Bioenergy, and Eco-Physiology||11/15/09||10/29/09|
|Florida State University||Associate Director, Coastal and Marine Laboratory||11/11/09|
|Michigan State University||Bioenergy Research Support Coordinator (MS)||11/10/09|
|Ecological Society of America||Communications Officer||11/10/09|
|Duke University||Lab Manager, isotope biogeochemistry||11/5/09|
|National Park Service||Data Manager/IT Specialist, Mojave Desert||11/5/09||10/29/09|
|University of Arizona||Research Specialist, Impacts of urbanization on N biogeochemistry||11/3/09|
|Ruffner Mountain Nature Center||Executive Director||10/31/09||10/12/09|
|USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center||Biological Science Technician, amphibian surveys||10/27/09||10/7/09|
|Oregon State University||Ecological Modeling Analyst||10/22/09||10/13/09|
|Washington State University||Research Technician, Stable Isotopes||10/20/09|
|University of Pittsburgh||Research Specialist/Lab Manager, Stable Isotopes||10/20/09|
|Rhode Island Natural History Survey||Forest Ecosystem Project Coordinator (MS)||10/16/09||10/8/09|
|Arizona State University||Research tech, aridland urban streams||10/12/09||10/1/09|
|Arizona State University||Research tech, Stream Ecology||10/8/09||10/1/09|
|City University of New York||Lab Tech, Primate Nutritional Ecology||10/1/09|
|University of Florida||Field Project Supervisor, climate change (MS)||10/1/09|
|University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire||Biological Laboratory Technician||10/1/09||8/10/09|
|Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group||Restoration Ecologist (MS)||9/25/09||8/20/09|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Field Manager/Technician, Ecology, Panama||9/16/09|
|Michigan State University||Environmental Education Program Coordinator, Kellogg Biological Station (MS)||9/15/09||9/8/09|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Assistant, Avian Ecology||9/15/09||8/10/09|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas||Research Asst, Bird Habitat Modeling||9/14/09|
|Auburn University||Research Assistant/Associate, Wildlife Ecology||9/14/09||8/27/09|
|Fordham University||Research Technician, animal/plant physiological ecology||9/2/09|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Research Tech, Ecological Modeling/GIS||9/9/09||8/18/09|
|Xerces Society||Midwest Pollinator Outreach Coordinator||9/4/09||8/18/09|
|Duke University||Research Tech, Ecophysiology & forest dynamics||9/2/09|
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Assistant, Avian Ecology||9/1/09||8/10/09|
|University of Wyoming||Research assistant, tree traits databases||8/31/09||8/12/09|
|University of Tennessee||Research Associate, Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan (MS)||8/27/09|
|Ag. & Forest Services, Inc.||Experienced carnivore monitor||8/27/09||8/19/09|
|Boston University||Research Tech, Ecosystem Ecology/Biogeochemistry/Global Change||8/20/09|
|University of Oklahoma||Lab Tech, evolutionary ecology of fishes||8/17/09|
|University of Florida||Research Technician in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior||8/17/09||8/10/09|
|USDA Forest Service/University of Minnesota||Research Tech, climate change and carbon cycling||8/15/09||7/9/09|
|Florida International University||Lab Manager/Research Technician, River and Wetland Ecology (2 positions)||8/10/09|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Asst, Arctic Ecosystem Ecology||7/8/09|
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Ag. & Forest Services, Inc.: Ag. & Forest Services of Cambria, California has a position for a experienced carnivore monitor. This position will be working with Pacific Fishers and American Martins. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of sampling for forest carnivores using the protocols developed by Zielinski and Kucera. Posting ending 8/27/09. Contact RJ DePond at Frankly45@Yahoo.com. Posted: 8/19/09.
American Samoa Community College: we seek a Forestry Researcher to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a forestry research program based on local needs; provide technical support to the Forestry Program-especially in the area of invasive plants; conduct extension and outreach programs; and teach college level courses. Requires MA/MS or higher in forestry, botany or related field with 3-5 years of research and/or extension experience. For details contact Mark Schmaedick (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/16/10.
Applied Ecological Services Inc.: an international integrated ecological services firm is seeking to fill a Staff Ecologist role in its Prior Lake, Minnesota office. The Staff Ecologist carries out wildlife studies on a variety of environmental projects. The Staff Ecologist manages projects, meets deadlines within budget, and fulfills other duties with direction from consulting staff. The ideal candidate must have a Master's Degree in natural resources or biological sciences (e.g., wildlife management, ecology, conservation biology) and 2 years field work as an employee in the profession; or a Bachelor's Degree with 5 years field work. The individual who fills this role must be used to working in a fast paced, growth oriented environment and in a team setting; with demonstrated experience in MS Office products, project management skills and the ability to work independently. Required skills: bird identification by sight and sound; wildlife study design; GIS proficiency (ArcGIS 9.x); data analysis experience; excellent writing and editing skills; good teamwork skills; attention to detail and strong initiative as demonstrated by opinion of references; strong ability to manage projects. This is a limited term, project employee position. Please send resume to Applied Ecological Services, 21938 Mushtown Rd., Prior Lake, MN 55372. Or email to email@example.com with a heading of Staff Ecologist. Posted: 2/18/10.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a research assistant starting early in 2010. The Plant Ecology Lab, headed by Eric Menges, is a large, active research lab with projects in plant ecology, conservation ecology, fire ecology, and restoration. Archbold Biological Station is an independent biological station on a large natural area with programs in research, conservation, and education. The RA will focus on collecting field data in Florida scrub, managing data, and maintaining scientific experiments in lab, greenhouse, and field. This is a full-time position with benefits, running 4-12 months with a strong possibility of extension to multiple years. The position will start early in 2010. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Housing is available at the biological station. Requirements: BA or BS in biology, botany, or a related field, willingness to work under ambient field conditions in Florida, temperament to work with teams of researchers and supervise student interns. Desirable: experience and skills in field biology, data management, GPS/GIS, plant identification. To Apply: Send letter summarizing experience, CV, and list of courses and grades to email address below. Arrange to have two letters of reference sent directly to email address below. Application Deadline: January 11, 2010. Applications and Information: contact Eric Menges at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email applications only. Posted: 12/30/09.
Archbold Biological Station: Research Assistant wanted for Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (FGSP) project: This position is with the Archbold’s Avian Ecology program, directed by Dr. Reed Bowman and is based at Archbold’s office at Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Avon Park, FL. Archbold is a non-profit research station that is contracted to monitor several endangered species at APAFR. Duties will include conducting point count and other surveys for FGSPs in dry prairie habitat that will require distinguishing this endangered subspecies from several other sparrows. The position also requires some banding of adult and nestling FGSPs, as well as contributing to quarterly and annual reports. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be encouraged to contribute to research efforts studying the demography and habitat needs of the FGSP, and also will have opportunities for independent research on birds in the dry prairie community. The position also provides opportunities to assist with projects on the demography of Florida Scrub-Jays, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, and gopher tortoises. Master’s degree preferred. To apply, please e-mail a CV, cover letter, and three references to Dr. Gregory Schrott at: email@example.com. Application deadline is September 15th, start date is somewhat flexible. Posted: 8/10/09.
Archbold Biological Station: Research Assistant wanted for Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) project: This position is with the Archbold’s Avian Ecology program, directed by Dr. Reed Bowman, and is based at Archbold’s office at Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Avon Park, FL. Archbold is a non-profit research station that is contracted to monitor several endangered species at APAFR. Duties will include carrying out management activities on RCW cavities, such as installing artificial insert cavities (requires operating a chainsaw), cleaning and maintaining inserts (requires tree climbing using sectional ladders), planning locations for artificial inserts, conducting an annual cavity tree census, and contributing to quarterly and annual reports. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be part of a team conducting research on factors limiting the growth of the APAFR RCW population and will help in designing and conducting research into how cavity management and limitation influences RCW populations. The position also will provide opportunities to assist with other aspects of RCW monitoring, as well as with projects on the demography of Florida Scrub-Jays, Florida Grasshopper Sparrows, and gopher tortoises. Master’s degree preferred, experience with forestry or landscape ecology techniques a plus. To apply, please e-mail a CV, cover letter, and three references to Dr. Gregory Schrott at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is September 1st. Posted: 8/10/09.
Arizona State University: The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project (CAP LTER) in the Global Institute of Sustainability at seeks a Research Professional for an extensive, interdisciplinary, long-term information system. The Research Professional is responsible for the integrity of the database and accessibility of the data for CAP LTER researchers, collaborators in national and international networks, and the public at large. The Research Professional will work with faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers, and students and will be involved in training scientists and technicians in use of the information management system. This position is grant funded. A background check is required for employment. Initial close date is November 18, 2009. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis until the search is closed. Complete information and application details (pdf). Posted: 11/2/09.
Arizona State University: The Stream and Urban Ecosystems Research Group (Grimm Lab) and the Sabo Lab seek a full-time research technician to work on a newly funded project centered on Sycamore Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona examining responses of algae, invertebrates, wetland vegetation, biogeochemical processes, ecosystem metabolism, and biogeomorphic structure to interannual variability of the hydrologic regime in aridland stream ecosystems. To see complete job description, qualifications, salary, and application instructions, go to http://www.asu.edu/hr/applicant.html and see Job ID 23169. Application deadline is 11:59pm on October 8, 2009. Posted: 10/1/09.
Arizona State University: The Stream and Urban Ecosystems Research Group seeks a full-time research technician to work on a newly funded project in Phoenix, Arizona, examining export and sources of nitrogen in aridland urban stream ecosystems. To see complete job description, qualifications, salary, and application instructions, go to http://www.asu.edu/hr/applicant.html and see Job ID 23170. Application deadline is 11:59pm on October 12, 2009. Posted: 10/1/09.
Auburn University: The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is soliciting applications for a Research Assistant II/Associate I to work with The Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, located at Auburn University, Auburn, AL. This is a one year limited term appointment; continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds. Duties: Assists with a variety of ongoing projects. These include mapping and modeling land cover from a time series of satellite imagery in the Southeast, identifying longleaf pine stands with satellite imagery, and using GIS to identify priority locations for longleaf pine restoration to benefit wildlife populations. The selected candidate will work in a team environment and occasionally assist faculty, staff and graduate students when questions arise. Minimum Qualifications: Designation as a Research Assistant requires a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in a natural resources related field , wildlife, forestry, geography, geology, ecology field and 2 years experience in mapping land cover using satellite imagery. Designation as a Research Associate requires a Master's degree from an accredited institution in the subject areas listed above. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience. Desired Qualifications: Masters degree in a natural resource related field is desired. Experience using ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Ecognition, Matlab is desired. Salary: $27-30k +benefits. Requisition No. 23143. Review of applications will begin 09-14-2009. To apply see: http://www.sfws.auburn.edu/jobs/. Posted: 8/27/09.
Bighorn Institute: Bighorn Institute is a non-profit research and conservation organization established in 1982, and located in Palm Desert, CA. Our research is focused on the recovery of Peninsular bighorn sheep, which were federally listed as endangered in 1998. We maintain a captive breeding herd of Peninsular bighorn for population augmentation and conduct ongoing field studies of free-ranging bighorn. A hardworking, dedicated individual with good fieldwork, writing and computer skills is needed immediately to fill the position of field biologist. This is a full time, permanent position with a combination of fieldwork and office work. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to tracking radio-collared bighorn via foot, caring for the captive herd of Peninsular bighorn, data entry, writing field reports, letters and newsletter articles, correspondence with members, general public, and resource agencies. Requirements: B.S. or B.A. in biological sciences or related field. The successful applicant must be in very good physical condition and able to hike in a harsh desert environment where summer temperatures can exceed 110 F. Applicant must be willing to work long hours and perform a wide variety of tasks. Flexibility, a positive attitude and the ability to work independently as well as in team situations are essential. Telemetry, mapping, and GPS skills are desirable along with good writing skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, and Access. Starting salary is $2,400 per month working approximately 45 hrs per week, 5 days/week (includes weekends). Benefits include health insurance after 6 months, 1 week paid vacation after 1 year, and a retirement plan at 2 years. Single individual on-site housing is available and applicant must live on property (no dogs allowed). Closing Date: May 15th or when position is filled. Application Procedure: Fax or mail a cover letter, resume, list of 3 references (address and phone number), and photocopy of original transcripts to: Aimee Byard, Associate Director, Bighorn Institute, P.O. Box 262, Palm Desert, CA 92261. You can fax application materials to: 760-340-3987 (attn. Aimee Byard). No phone calls or emails please. Selected applicants will be contacted for a phone interview followed by a personal interview for final candidates. Posted: 4/19/10.
Boston University: The Finzi lab in the Department of Biology is seeking a research technician to begin work on or around May 1, 2010. The successful applicant will work on a broad range of projects in forest ecology and biogeochemistry including the response of forests to global change and mechanistic studies of belowground carbon-nitrogen interactions. To accommodate field research, the position requires, as needed, flexible work hours and days (i.e., evenings and weekends) and a willingness to work under harsh environmental conditions (i.e., cold winter conditions and hot, buggy, summer conditions). The successful technician will be responsible for coordinating lab activity including the management of undergraduate students, ensuring analytical equipment is in proper working condition, and managing day-to-day operations. The technician will also be offered an opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic related to an existing project in the lab. Ideal applicants will have a bachelors or masters degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, earth science, engineering or a related field. Interested candidates should send a cover later, CV, unofficial transcript and the names of three references. The cover letter should briefly discuss the applicant's interest in the position, relevant course and work experience and a description of future, professional plans. Application materials should be sent electronically to Adrien Finzi (afinzi at bu dot edu). Posted: 4/16/10.
Boston University: The Fulweiler laboratory is seeking applicants for the position of Research Technician/Laboratory Manager to take part in field and laboratory operations. This position is a full time, benefited position with salary support for one year. After the first year, the position will be contingent upon continued funding. Positions Duties: The applicant will be expected to develop and maintain standard operating procedures for activities within the lab (including database entry and management; data quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)). Specifically this will include running the following instruments: a membrane inlet mass spectrometer for dissolved gas analysis; a gas chromatograph for greenhouse gas analysis; and automatic nutrient analyzer for the measurement of dissolved inorganic and organic nutrients in both fresh and marine waters. In addition they will help plan and execute field observations and laboratory experiments. Much of my research involves field sampling – specifically: traveling to the coast, collecting samples onboard research vessels, and then either running experiments onboard the vessel or back on land. The applicant will also be expected to help supervise undergraduate and graduate students. For additional duties and more information please contact Dr. Wally Fulweiler at email@example.com. Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, oceanography, ecology or related degree. Minimum 1 year post graduate experience. Familiarity with field and laboratory measurements of the biological and/or chemical properties of seawater and experience with mass spectrometry and/or gas chromatography is required. Working knowledge of computers (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.) and a willingness to learn other programs is required. Valid driver’s license, ability and willingness to make overnight travel, ability to participate in field sampling. Strong Interpersonal skills is required including: strong written and verbal communication skills Publication and experience grant writing desired. Desired: MS desired in Chemistry, Oceanography, Ecology or a related degree. Field experience (including small boat operation, diving) and advanced computer skills desired. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Application Deadline: Applications received by February 15th, 2010 will be given preference. Position is open until filled. Please contact Wally Fulweiler for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-358-5466. Posted: 1/21/10.
Boston University: A position is available for a full-time Senior Research Technician to help facilitate and conduct field and laboratory research in Ecosystem Ecology / Biogeochemistry / Global Change under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer, Department of Biology. He or she will help manage a laboratory composed of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting scientists. Research projects in the lab focus on the effects of climate change and atmospheric pollutants on nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems. Tasks will include the collection and chemical analysis of plant materials, soil, gas and water samples. For sample analysis, the Research Technician will be trained in and use a gas chromatograph, carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer (Lachat), as well as an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. The Research Technician will be primarily responsible for specialized methods in the lab, including (but not limited to) isotope analysis, sap flow measurements and data management. The Technician’s time will be split between approximately 25% field work (at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire and Harvard Forest in Massachusetts) and 75% lab work (at Boston University). Applicants with an undergraduate or MS degree in chemistry, ecology or related field are desired. Previous research experience in inorganic chemistry, ecology, plant and/or soil analyses is a plus. Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer at email@example.com Starting date: September 21, 2009 (negotiable). Posted: 8/20/09.
British Antarctic Survey: Zoological Field Assistant. British Antarctic Survey will recruit a Zoological Field Assistant for 33 months to carry out intensive Long Term Monitoring fieldwork and assist with scientific research. After 3 months of training commencing on August 2nd, 2010 whilst based in Cambridge (UK), 30 consecutive months will then be spent living and working on Bird Island, South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic (54°S, 38°W). The island is home for up to 10 people who will share a small research station. There is a satellite link to the outside world and ships call fairly frequently with supplies. The successful candidate will assist with seabirds and seals research, particularly penguins and giant petrels. Because the learning curve is very steep, it is essential that candidates already possess bird ringing skills and have experience of handling wild aggressive animals safely. During the breeding season fieldwork will be very intensive on difficult terrain with long hours of data preparation afterwards, so it is important to be organised and to observe strict deadlines. The results will underpin key research into regional and global change processes. The position of Zoological Field Assistant offers a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and disciplined individual with relevant fieldwork skills and a keen interest in wildlife that will adapt well to small island living in a challenging sub-Antarctic environment. Qualifications: A degree in biology or zoology, bird ringing skills, experience of handling appropriate wild animals and familiarity with remote recording equipment. Candidates must be competent and efficient managing, analysing and reporting large data sets and able to mix well in a small, vibrant science community. Duration: August 2nd 2010 to early April 2013. Salary: Salary will be in the range of £21,037 to £28,934 per annum. Please quote reference: BAS19/10. Closing date for receipt of application forms: 6th June 2010. On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions. For more information please see the full job ad. Posted: 5/17/10.
Carnegie Institution for Science: The Department of Global Ecology has an immediate opening for a half-time position as a field and lab technician. The person who fills this position will be responsible for a wide range of ecological measurements and analyses, including (i) maintaining technical aspects of field studies on ecosystem responses to global changes and grassland carbon balance (initially in an assistant role), (ii) regular sampling of the physical environment and the ecological communities in the experiment, (iii) help with harvests and other group activities, (iv) sample preparation, (v) laboratory analyses using sophisticated instrument systems, and (vi) data analysis and management. Required skills include (i) training and interest in ecology, (ii) basic electronics, carpentry, and plumbing, (iii) experience with data analysis and management, and (iv) willingness to work in a helper role as appropriate but to also take responsibility, once trained. Skills with plant identification, analysis of plant growth, nutrient relations, gas exchange, or water balance are desirable but not essential. This position requires a willingness to work outdoors the majority of the time. It involves significant amounts of moderate bending and lifting. It also requires effective integration with a team of researchers. The laboratory and field sites are located on the campus of Stanford University. Minimum educational qualification is a BA or BS in Biology or a related field. Annual salary is $21k or greater for half-time, depending on qualifications. Compensation for this position includes comprehensive benefits. The position is potentially long-term, pending satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. It may be offered on a half-time or three-quarter time basis. To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references to Chris Field (phone: 650 823 5326, firstname.lastname@example.org). To be assured of full consideration, please apply by March 26, 2010. The position is available immediately. Posted: 3/5/10.
Carthage College: seeks a full-time Laboratory Manager. Responsibilities within the chemistry and biology departments include supervising and training laboratory assistants, ordering and maintaining laboratory materials and equipment, setting up instructional lab experiments, and managing laboratory safety and hazardous waste. The successful candidate will also assume the role of Chemical Hygiene Officer for the College's Division of Natural Sciences. Minimum qualifications are a M.S. degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of related experience, and the ability to work successfully with teaching staff and students. Knowledge of or willingness to learn regulations for waste disposal and laboratory safety is also desirable. Salary and benefits are competitive, including 403b and medical plans. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Professor Kevin Crosby, Chair of the Division of Natural Sciences by email to: email@example.com. The preferred format for email attachments is PDF. Applications received by June 1, 2010 will receive full consideration. Posted: 5/19/10.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: We are pleased to announce three openings for ecology educators. Click on the job titles for full details: Program Specialist - Local Ecosystem Literacy Initiative Programs | Ecology Curriculum Specialist | Ecology Education Program Assistant. Posted: 1/25/10.
Chicago Wilderness: we seek a qualified candidate to fill the position of Invasive Plant Management Coordinator (IPMC). The IPMC will be responsible for establishing and advancing the goals and objectives of the Chicago region Cooperative Weed Management Area partnership. Basic Function: The Invasive Plant Management Coordinator will work with the Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA) Steering Committee, Advisory Group and general CWMA partnership to advance the goals and objectives identified in the CWMA’s Long-term Work Plan including: 1) formally establishing the CWMA; 2) establishing a structure to track expenditures, matching contributions, and CWMA initiative successes; 3) building working relationships with CWMA partners and increasing regional awareness of CWMA; 4) identifying and securing additional funding for CWMA projects and the Invasive Plant Management Coordinator position; 5) increasing regional awareness of invasive plant prevention; 7) assisting partners in coordinating early detection and rapid response initiatives; 8) assisting landowners in building their capacity to implement invasive plant management programs. Salary range: $30-42k per year plus benefits. For more details, see the Position Description Applications are due by Friday, June 11 at 5:00pm (CST). If you have questions, please contact Debbie Maurer (Lake County Forest Preserve District) at 847-968-3285 (Ph)/847-276-6943 (Cell); dmaurer@LCFPD.org. Posted: 5/25/10.
City University of New York: Full-Time Laboratory Technician needed to support the activities of an active Primate Nutritional Ecology research laboratory in the Department of Anthropology at Hunter College of CUNY, located in Manhattan in New York City led by Dr. Jessica Rothman. Our research focuses on the nutritional analysis of tropical plants eaten by wild primates. The successful candidate must be organized, neat, detail-oriented, safety conscious and able to effectively manage multiple priorities in a laboratory setting with undergraduate and graduate students. Bachelor’s degree, basic computing skills and at least 2 yrs experience working in a laboratory setting are required. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with near infrared reflectance spectroscopy and/or analytical techniques used in animal nutrition. This is a 3-year position that may be renewable contingent upon successful funding. The salary for this position is $35-40k per annum with a competitive package of benefits. Please apply online. Please direct questions to Dr. Jessica Rothman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/1/09.
College of William & Mary: Professors Dan Cristol and John Swaddle of the Department of Biology seek applications for a research technician position in Behavioral Ecotoxicology. The position is open to candidates possessing a relevant bioscience graduate degree (BS or MS) and a sincere interest in the behavioral ecological effects of mercury contamination in songbirds. We are looking for someone with experience in captive animal handling and basic lab work and protocols; and with strong communication and organizational skills. The position is funded for an initial one-year period (with the likelihood of renewal for an additional year) and offers competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will join a dynamic behavioral ornithology group and assist in the smooth running of a three species mercury dosing experiment to examine consequences of long-term, low-level mercury exposure. Major duties include making food and verifying dose levels, assisting graduate and undergraduate students with research in behavior including physiology and reproduction, and assisting with humane animal care. Attention to detail and meticulous record keeping are necessary. If desired, the successful applicant may conduct independent research within the larger project. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Submit by email as one document (to dacris AT wm.edu) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional referees. Posted: 1/8/10.
Cornell University: A new position is open in the Department of Natural Resources for a project coordinator for fish and aquatic research across the Great Lakes region. This position is to provide research support and coordinate field sampling, data management, and management of equipment and field assistants. Organize, conduct and coordinate field sampling and data analysis for studies with a collaborating set of Cornell professors and environmental agencies. Design and implement field experiments and sampling as needed. Assist in preparing grant proposals, scientific publications, and outreach material. This is a one year full time appointment with possible extension depending on funding. Qualifications: Minimum BS degree in aquatic ecology, fisheries, or environmental science. Two or more years experience conducting field research on streams, rivers, lakes, or estuaries. Competitive applicants will have an excellent academic record, research experiences, and familiarity with field methods for sampling fish and aquatic habitats. Application are now being collected. Apply at http://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/ and search for job # 12333; a research support position (staff position) in the Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. You can send email to Mark Bain (Mark.Bain@Cornell.edu) for notice that you filed an application. No phone calls. Posted: 3/23/10.
Cornell University: Research Support Specialist I-Band E. This is a two year term position with the possibility for renewal. The Thaler lab within the Entomology department works on the role of host plant resistance in influencing interactions between insects, pathogens and natural enemies. Our approach focuses on understanding behavioral and phytochemical mechanisms of such tri-trophic interactions, and testing theory on the organization of multi-trophic communities. We are currently searching for a team member to conduct sponsored research in plant and insect ecology and behavior, chemical analyses, and field studies. Responsibilities include organizing and leading execution of experiments in greenhouse, growth chamber, and local field environments, including care of plants and insect colonies; analyzing plant sample experiments; supervising data collection and data entry; performing moderately complex statistical analyses; supervising and training of other lab personnel and assisting graduate students; conducting library research and assisting with report and grant preparation; maintaining clean laboratory; maintaining and trouble-shooting problems with lab equipment; ordering supplies. Initially this position will focus on research for a USDA funded project investigating non-consumptive interactions between predators and prey. Later projects will involve investigating the role of specific defense pathways (jasmonate, salicylate) in mediating interactions between plants, herbivores and pathogens, and predators and parasitoids. The lab currently consists of 6 undergraduates and 3 PhD students. Required: Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, plant science or related field, with at least 2-3 years of lab, greenhouse and field research experience or equivalent combination. Driver's license required. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills required. Strong attention to detail, sound judgment, and ability to multi-task and to set priorities. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, other researchers, and visitors. Willingness to learn new procedures and initiative to update skills as needed. Experience in managing research projects and contributing to papers and grant writing. Solid understanding of laboratory safety protocols and procedures to ensure compliance. Demonstrated innovation, creativity, analytical, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills. Familiarity with various computer software programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and statistical software. Experience with HPLC and PCR. Must be able to lift 10-20 lbs. Must be able to work on steep slopes, in full sun and high temperatures. Preferred: Experience with methods used in insect ecology and behavior, plant chemical analysis, insect physiology, and basic molecular biology. Experience with standard lab equipment (balances, microscopes). Prior JMP statistical software. Relocation and Visa sponsorship not available for this position. Jennifer Thaler (email@example.com), Department of Entomology, 4138 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA. Phone: 607-255-7064. Posted: 2/4/10.
Duke University: The Nicholas School of the Environment is seeking a Research Opportunities Coordinator responsible for identifying, organizing, facilitating, and submitting the development of new research proposals for large, multidisciplinary grants across the divisions of the Nicholas School, including collaborative opportunities with departments outside the School. This position will assist with the inception of program ideas, and coordinate with faculty and grant managers on preparing and submitting proposals for funding as well as assisting as needed with the start-up of programs once an award is made and helping to manage post-award administration of grants. Specific duties include: 1) tracking faculty research interests to create a catalogue of potential projects, 2) identifying solicitations and sponsors to match faculty research interests, 3) identifying and facilitating collaborations, 4) managing proposal submissions, including editing and compiling all required materials, and 5) serving as a liaison with granting agencies' program officers, among other duties. The desired candidate will have a strong science background in addition to prior experience with grants writing, preparation, and administration. Masters degree and at least 5 years work experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Exceptional communication and writing skills as well as strong computer skills are essential. Please contact Klugh Jordan, Center on Global Change, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply, or for more information about the position. Posted: 5/18/10.
Duke University: We seek a full-time laboratory manager to oversee an isotope biogeochemistry laboratory in the Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS) Division of the Nicholas School of the Environment. Responsibilities include laboratory management, operation and maintenance of isotope ratio mass spectrometer and peripherals, development of new analytical methods, sample preparation, and supervision/guidance of graduate students and other facility users. The position offers opportunities for participation in research cruises and interpretation and publication of results. Laboratory research projects revolve around biogeochemistry and phytoplankton ecophysiology (see Cassar Lab for more information). During the first year of employment, the laboratory manager will primarily assist with laboratory setup and installation of isotope ratio mass spectrometer and peripheral vacuum extraction lines. Starting Date: February 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. Requirements: Bachelor degree in science is required; a Master's degree is preferred. Experience with analytical instruments and data acquisition, and mechanical and electronic skills are highly desirable. Application: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a CV (including a description of training, relevant course work, and experience) and the names and contact information of at least 3 references. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit Application to: Beatriz Martin (email@example.com). Inquiries: Nicolas Cassar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 11/5/09.
Duke University: The Clark lab is seeking a technician for at least one year, beginning as soon as possible. We are based in the Nicholas School of the Environment and the department of Biology. We study plant community and forest ecology from a variety of perspectives, including plant demography, population genetics, plant-insect and plant-fungal interactions, and responses to disturbance and climate change. Our research sites are located in North Carolina, in the Duke Forest and at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the southern Appalachians. This is a full-time (40h/week) position, for at least one year, pending satisfactory performance, and up to three years. Duties include maintenance, deployment, and collection of sapflux data on trees is in the North Carolina Piedmont, coordinating with collaborative studies by the US Forest Service in the southern Appalachians. The position will include work with electronics, in the lab and field, and data management. Knowledge of the natural history of eastern forests, and experience using MS Excel are beneficial, but not required. Applicants should be willing to work outdoors under a variety of field conditions. Salary negotiable. The successful applicant will need to secure housing in the Durham/Research Triangle area. Submit applications ASAP – review will begin immediately until an excellent candidate is hired. Application materials should include a cover letter of one page or less describing background and interest in the position, and a resume that documents relevant experience, skills, and abilities. Please submit these materials through e-mail as a single document to Jim Clark (email@example.com). Posted: 9/2/09.
Ecological Society of America: ESA, the world's largest professional organization of ecological scientists, seeks to fill the position of Science Policy Analyst. Responsibilities include: track environmental legislation and identify opportunities for scientific input; develop ESA statements; produce ESA's bimonthly Policy News; organize congressional briefings, and attend hearings and other relevant meetings; and produce an ESA podcast. Work closely with ESA's Rapid Response Team. The position requires a degree in environmental science, political science, or related field, and two years of policy experience. The ideal candidate will be a flexible self-starter with excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communications skills. Experience working for a professional membership organization is a plus. The salary for this full-time position is upper $30s. Excellent benefits, EOE. To apply, please email or mail by July 1, 2010 cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org; ESA, Attn. Science Policy Analyst Position, 1990 M Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please. Posted: 6/9/10.
Ecological Society of America: Program Assistant, Office of Science Programs. Staff support for annual meeting of 4,000 scientists (manage database of session proposals and paper abstracts, serve as POC for authors and reviewers.) Help develop workshops, conferences, and publications linking ecological research and management. BA/BS or MS (preferred) in environmental studies, ecology, or other life science, 2-4 years experience. Excellent database management, organizational, and writing skills required, and working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs. Salary mid 30s, competitive benefits, preferred starting date early March. Submit cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to Science Director, ESA, 1990 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, email: email@example.com, fax: 202-833-8775. No calls, please. Posted: 2/1/10.
Ecological Society of America: ESA, a membership organization of 10,000 professional ecological scientists, seeks to fill the position of Communications Officer. Responsibilities include: preparing and distributing press releases on the Society's journals, annual meeting, and other activities of the Society; serving as the primary liaison between journalists and ESA scientists, managing the Society's blog; producing monthly podcasts; managing the press room during ESA's annual meeting; and maintaining a media database. An undergraduate degree is required and training in science is helpful. The ideal candidate will bring at least two years related work experience; excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to summarize technical scientific information; ability to handle multiple projects; strong interpersonal skills; and computer skills. Knowledge of scientific associations, journalism, and public relations practices are helpful. Candidate must be flexible self-starter with ability to juggle multiple projects. Excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communications skills are critical to this position. The Communications Officer works out of the Society's Washington, DC Headquarters Office. The salary for this full-time position is in the upper $30s. ESA is an EOE and offers excellent employee benefits. To apply, email or mail cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to the attention of ESA Director of Public Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org); 1990 M Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. This position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. Posted: 11/10/09.
Ecosystem Management, Inc.: Biologist sought to conduct field surveys, prepare biological assessments and contribute to environmental assessments, research projects and planning documents for consulting firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Most of the work is in New Mexico and Arizona but work is also located in other western states. The clients are federal, state, tribal and private sector agencies. A M.Sc in biology or related field preferred and 3 years of experience. GIS training and experience required. Good plant and bird identification skills required. Excellent writing, interpersonal and teamwork skills required. Flexibility and a positive attitude are required. Ability to travel some. Send resume, writing sample and three references to email@example.com. Posted: 4/12/10.
El Centro College: Dallas County Community College District. Biology-Environmental Science Faculty. Salary: $40-46k, based on education and experience. / 9 Months. A full-time teaching position in the Arts and Sciences Department (Pending Funding Availability), begins August 2010. Teach courses in General Biology for majors and non-majors as well as Environmental Biology, including lecture and laboratory sessions. Duties include but are not limited to: * Develop on campus and online instructional materials. * Serve on college and District committees as requested. * Perform duties required of full-time faculty as specified in the DCCCD contract. * Teaching or supervisory responsibilities may be scheduled day, evening and weekends. * A successful candidate will be able to plan and execute effective instruction and utilize instructional technology. * A minimum of 30 hours on campus is required. Requirements: * Master's degree or higher including 18 graduate hours in Biology. * One year of demonstrated teaching experience is required. * Extra service and summer compensation possibilities in addition to 9-month contract. * Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences. * Completed DCCCD application, resume and copies of transcripts are required. * Official transcripts will be required prior to interview. * A criminal background check will be conducted. Position is open until filled. For more information call 214-860-2064. Apply online (Position No. 051001006). Posted: 2/12/10.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.: Adjunct Instructor - Environmental Science - Everest University, North Orlando, FL Campus. Req #: 09-1381. Part-Time/Adjunct. General Duties: # Maintain a teaching assignment for class. # Plan course instruction based upon approved syllabus/outline provided, to assure course content and objectives are met. # Distribute a copy of the class calendar to all students at first class meeting. # Utilize a variety of teaching styles and methods to accommodate diverse learning styles of students. # Design, administer and grade examinations to assess achievement of course objectives as identified in the syllabus. # Actively work to maintain retention in all classes taught, by maintaining accurate attendance records daily, calling all students who are absent, and recording absentee information in roster after each class meeting and communicating attendance "concerns" to the Program Chair or DOE. # Master's degree required in Environmental Science. # Excellent organizational and motivational skills. # Teaching experience preferred, especially with a diverse population. Qualified candidates ONLY - apply online for consideration and the potential opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing company. Online App. Form: http://careers.cci.edu/cci/jobboard. Posted: 2/18/10.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.: Everest College - Springfield, MO Campus - Adjunct Instructor - Environmental Science. Req #: 10-1410 General Duties: # Maintain a teaching assignment for class. # Plan course instruction based upon approved syllabus/outline provided, to assure course content and objectives are met. # Distribute a copy of the class calendar to all students at first class meeting. # Utilize a variety of teaching styles and methods to accommodate diverse learning styles of students. # Design, administer and grade examinations to assess achievement of course objectives as identified in the syllabus. # Actively work to maintain retention in all classes taught, by maintaining accurate attendance records daily, calling all students who are absent, and recording absentee information in roster after each class meeting and communicating attendance "concerns" to the Program Chair or DOE. # Master's degree required in Environmental Science. # Excellent organizational and motivational skills. # Teaching experience preferred, especially with a diverse population. # No Phone Calls Please. Qualified candidates ONLY - apply online for consideration and the potential opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing company. Online App. Form: http://careers.cci.edu/cci/jobboard. Posted: 5/19/10.
Florida International University: We seek a full-time technician to join our Everglades fish ecology lab. Research in our lab examines the interaction and effects of hydrologic disturbance and invasive species on Everglades fishes communities. Duties: Fish sampling via trapping, electrofishing, and passive fish tagging in freshwater marshes and mangrove zone, boat handling, experimental fish work in aquaria and mesocosms, sample processing, equipment maintenance, data entry & management (Excel/Access). Requirements: The key criteria are enthusiasm for research, a strong work ethic, and a background in aquatic ecology (bachelor's degree). Previous experience in fish field ecology is preferred. Boating experience and ability to operate small outboard motor boats (< 20 ft) are needed. Ability and desire to work long field hours (including while backcountry camping) under adverse South Florida conditions are a necessity. The qualified applicant should be able to follow protocol, collect accurate scientific data, and work independently as well as in a team. Experience with computer applications and data management are expected. Florida driver's license is needed. The position is full-time for a minimum of 1 year, and it pays $12/hour. Please email a complete application (preferably as a single attachment) to Dr. Jennifer Rehage (firstname.lastname@example.org) including: a) a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications, b) a copy of your resume/CV including GPA achieved in degree, c) names and contact information (email and phone) for 2 references. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 25, 2010. Posted: 3/10/10.
Florida International University: Everglades research technician. The technician will interact in a heterogeneous applied research group, on projects tied in varying degree to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and to management efforts for rare species (e.g., Cape Sable seaside sparrow) and rare ecosystems (e.g., pine rocklands). He/she will be working on studies of tree island function, marl prairie and aquatic slough vegetation pattern, fire ecology, and landscape ecology. This is an excellent position for someone who is fascinated by vegetation-environment relationships, especially in wetlands, but who wants to be exposed to a range of disciplines and sub-tropical ecosystems while developing a career path. FIU is a state university, but this is not a permanent position and does not include benefits. Starting pay will range from $25K to $35K per year depending on experience and educational background. A small supplement to augment health insurance may be negotiated. The work includes considerable field and lab time, but skills with data analysis, computer graphics, GIS, and/or scientific writing could be called upon. Field sites are often remote, accessible by foot, helicopter, and airboat, and some mechanical proficiency and field experience are desirable. Heat, mosquitoes, and mud come with the territory, but some days in the Everglades are truly superb. For more information, see Southeast Environmental Research Center and South Florida Terrestrial Ecosystems Lab. If you are interested in the position, please send a resume (with a summary of relevant coursework) and a few paragraphs about your specific interests. I will review the applications as they arrive, and hope to hire by the first week of February, after which I’ll contact all applicants. Mike Ross (email@example.com). Posted: 1/5/10.
Florida International University: Lab Manager/Research Technician (2 positions) in River and Wetland Ecology. Two positions at FIU (Miami, FL) are available immediately to assist in studies of (1) N biogeochemistry of spring-fed rivers in northern Florida, and (2) regime shifts in landscape pattern in the Florida Everglades. The selected individuals will be responsible for field sampling of water, soils, and vegetation, laboratory chemical analyses, and data processing. In addition, the Lab Manager will have responsibility for supervision of other technicians, day-to-day project management, and data analysis. Qualifications: Bachelors or Master’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, or related fields; experience with standard methods in analytical biogeochemistry; and willingness and ability to conduct field research under adverse conditions. Previous experience with vegetation identification, GIS, spatial statistics, field-deployed sensors, and mass spectrometry will all be considered favorably, as will experience in operating airboats. Positions are initially for one year with strong potential for continuation assuming satisfactory performance. Salary for both positions will be commensurate with experience. Applications will be considered immediately, and positions are open until filled. Positions are funded through grants from NSF and the St. Johns and South Florida Water Management Districts. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Heffernan (firstname.lastname@example.org; 305-348-3101). Posted: 8/10/09.
Florida State University: Full-time one year research technician position in the Ecology and Evolution group at Florida State University to assist with greenhouse, lab, and field experiments studying plant-herbivore interactions. The technician will assist with a project characterizing density effects in plant-herbivore interactions for use in plant population models. Position to begin May or June 2010 (start date somewhat flexible). Technicians in our lab are encouraged to participate actively in the intellectual life of the EE group by attending reading groups or seminars. Salary $20-22K, commensurate with experience, and including benefits. Review of applications starts February 22 and will continue until the position is filled. The full position description, with instructions for applying, can be found at: Nora Underwood. Posted: 1/22/10.
Florida State University: The FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for the position of Associate Director. We seek a highly motivated, energetic individual interested in working at a marine laboratory that is committed to conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research focused on the coastal and marine ecosystems of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of research facilities and the physical plant as well as supervision of maintenance and administrative staff. The expectation is that this person will work closely with the Director to prioritize efforts, develop strategic plans, and assemble technical information required for grant proposals. This person must also serve as a liaison to on-campus units such as Maintenance, Personnel, FSU Police (for security guards) and the Office of Telecommunications. Master's Degree in biology or other science-related discipline with extensive technical skills preferred; bachelor's degree and four years experience acceptable. Excellent communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage personnel, organize numerous projects, consistently meet deadlines, tolerate frequent interruptions, and exercise professional judgment. Experience working in a laboratory environment, knowledge of laboratory procedures and operations preferred. Florida State University offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment To apply, please submit electronic copies (PDF files preferred) of a cover letter with salary expectations, a resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to FSUCML Associate Director Search, e-mail email@example.com (Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director). Posted: 11/11/09.
Fordham University: A grant-funded position for a full time research technician is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Craig L. Frank, Dept. of Biological Sciences. Responsibilities include: 1) nutritional analyses of plant materials, 2) measurements of animal metabolic rates, 3) lipid extractions from tissue samples, and, 4) gas/thin layer chromatography. Minimum qualifications are a B.S. in Biology or Chemistry. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to: Dr. Craig L. Frank, Ph.D., Dept. of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Louis Calder Center, P.O. Box 887, Armonk, NY 10504. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/9/09.
Fort Hays State University: Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Full time 12-month, nontenure-track educator with specialization in environmental education, ornithology, ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, or other related area of expertise. This position will require developing, planning, and coordinating educational programs for diverse audiences, including children, teachers, community groups, the public, and those with disabilities or special needs. The educator must be able to work closely and cooperatively with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Education/Information Representative, who is also based out of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Programs may include but are not limited to general and subject-specific wetlands tours, touch carts, talks, films, come-and-go public events, classes, field trips, outreach booths, and teacher in-service training. The educator will apply sound educational theory and conduct formative evaluation to maximize educational effectiveness of programs. All school-targeted programs will reinforce Kansas curriculum standards. The educator will also be responsible for developing supplemental educational resources (both online podcasting and print) for use by teachers. The educator will oversee the wetlands center docent program, including initial and ongoing training in both accurate scientific content and effective presentation techniques. Minimal qualifications include an earned bachelor's degree in an education discipline, and/or a biological discipline that relates to wetlands, such as ornithology, ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, or numerous other disciplines. Other necessary qualifications include strong communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse constituents. Preferred qualifications include a Master of Science degree and teaching experience in formal and informal settings. Starting Date: Negotiable-April 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010. To Apply: Contact Curtis Wolf, Manager of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, P.O. Box 618, Great Bend, KS 67530. Phone: 1-877-243-9268. E-mail: email@example.com Preference will be given to applications postmarked by March 1, 2010. Electronic applications are encouraged. Applications must include at minimum: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum vita 3. Photocopies of all post-secondary transcripts 4. Statement of professional interests 5. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references Please do NOT request letters of recommendation. Posted: 1/13/10.
Grand Canyon Trust: The Arizona Forest Conservation Program Associate will work with the Restoration Program Director and external partners to help plan and implement landscape-scale forest restoration efforts across the Mogollon Rim and Kaibab Plateau. Responsibilities for this position include providing assistance to and leadership within the Four Forests Restoration Initiative, as well as coordination of collaborative research, advocacy, planning, and restoration implementation efforts across the Kaibab Plateau. The position requires experience in forest conservation, science, and/or planning, creative thinking and problem solving skills, and communication skills in a team environment, as well as the ability to work independently. Duties: Assist in the Implementation of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative The Program Associate will assist in implementing the Four Forests Restoration Initiative (4FRI), an ambitious collaborative effort to implement landscape-scale forest restoration across four national forests (the Coconino, Kaibab, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves) that span 2.4 million acres in northern Arizona. The successful candidate will participate in and may help to lead extensive collaborative landscape assessments, planning, research and adaptive management design, industry engagement, and communications efforts as the 4FRI effort proceeds. S/he will work with the Director of Restoration Programs to represent the Grand Canyon Trust with the public and our partners on projects. Assist in Coordinating Collaborative Research, Advocacy, Planning, and Restoration Implementation Efforts across the Kaibab Plateau The Program Associate will assist in implementing the Grand Canyon Trust’s Kaibab Plateau Forest Program. The program will focus on developing a landscape-scale conservation and restoration science foundation to inform and bolster cross-jurisdictional forest management efforts, in conjunction with the Grand Canyon Trust’s Kane and Two Mile Ranches and state and federal land management agencies. The Program Associate will work with partners to identify research needs, coordinate research efforts, and integrate research results into collaborative restoration-based forest management initiatives across the Kaibab Plateau. Requirements: Communication ability: Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Project management: Excellent organizational and project management skills. Research and analytical ability: Ability to review and understand science and conservation research and integrate it within planning and project implementation efforts. Interpersonal skills: Ability to work constructively with all GCT staff, especially Program Directors, as well as with a wide variety of colleagues, members, volunteers, the general public, board members, and public officials. Time management skills: Ability to keep a number of activities moving forward simultaneously is necessary. Foundational knowledge: Knowledge of strategic issues related to the nexus between restoration science, forest management, public lands policy, and politics is highly desirable. M.A/M.S. degree in an environmental field and 5 years experience or equivalent working in a conservation and/or restoration-related field preferred. Salary $40-50k depending on experience. Send résumé and cover letter by March 19 to Darcy Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Darcy Allen, Grand Canyon Trust, 2601 N. Ft. Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Posted: 3/2/10.
Harris IT Services: Job Number: 21167, GIS Analyst, Lakewood, CO. * Working knowledge of ArcInfo workstation, including Arc, GRID, Tables, ArcEdit (or ArcTools). Thorough understanding and practical application of the ArcInfo coverage model. Fully capable of constructing coverages and grids and applying attribution as needed, projecting and defining projections, and editing spatial and tabular data, as well as editing metadata to keep it current and complete. * Able to create functional GIS models using both raster and vector data, establish complex relational database joins and queries using both ArcInfo Tables and ArcGIS geodatabase. Able to conceptualize and perform complex overlay queries to derive new data from existing data sets. Competent at constructing Microsoft Access relational databases. * Working knowledge of ArcGIS desktop applications including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox. Understanding of both shapefile and geodatabase models. Capable of producing professional quality maps and tabular outputs for presentations. Experience with Spatial Analyst. * Working knowledge of entire MS Office suite. Qualifications: * Four-year undergraduate degree, preferably in geography, earth science,ecology, biology, or computer science. * Able to write Python or VB scripts. * Experienced GPS operator. * Experience with both scanning/on-screen and tablet digitizing. Knowledge of rectification techniques. * Experience working with vegetation and/or wildlife datasets on ecoregional projects. * Internet experience, especially downloading large datasets. * Able to work as a part of a dynamic team in a lab environment with occasional field trips to BLM field or conferences/workshops. Last Date to apply: February 28, 2010. Website: www.Harris.com Contact: Bob Shrager - email@example.com (Preferred), 703-926-2347. Posted: 1/28/10.
IAP World Services, Inc.: A position is now officially open with the Ecological Analysis Group at the USGS Research Center in Lafayette Louisiana. We are looking for an individual to manage data, perform preliminary analyses, and help with interpretation as part of a team studying complex relations in ecological systems. We are currently conducting studies on a wide range of topics including: global change, invasive species, biodiversity, monitoring in National Parks, fire ecology, wildlife populations, and many others. These studies relate to a wide variety of types of ecosystems as well. In all these studies, we are working with teams of collaborators and working on data sets huge and small to disentangle the complex sets of processes influencing natural ecological systems. To further our program, we are seeking an individual with some experience with data analysis to work as part of a team - managing and understand the data, performing select analyses, helping to interpret the findings, and learning new techniques. Lots of opportunities for individual development in conjunction with this position. Requirements: MS in ecology or related field, some experience in data analysis, a willingness to learn new techniques, and someone comfortable with working in a team environment. Availability: From now until position is filled. Position is expected to be available indefinitely. This position will be managed through a federal contractor, IAP World Services. Inquiries about the nature of the work can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply for the position here. Posted: 1/25/10.
Institute for Applied Ecology: We seek a botanist or plant ecologist to assist with management of our Conservation Research Program. The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to natural resource research, conservation and education. The Conservation Research Program works with a diversity of agencies to implement a number of projects, including evaluation of habitat management practices on rare plant populations, restoration and reintroduction, invasive species assessment and control methods, population viability analysis, and long-term population monitoring. Responsibilities will include supervision of field staff and interns, planning and management, data analysis, report writing, attending meetings, and other duties. This position requires extensive travel in Oregon during the field season (approximately 50% overnight during the peak season of mid-April through mid-July). Qualifications: - A masters degree plus one year of work experience. - A strong background in plant ecology. - Demonstrated ability to statistically analyze data. - A strong background in both oral and written communication. - A strong background in plant identification and ability to utilize keys. - The ability to hike over rough terrain with a backpack weighing at least 20 pounds and work in all weather conditions. Persons with a demonstrated ability to work with multiple collaborators, including researchers and land managers, are encouraged to apply. Compensation and start date: - The pay rate will be in the range of $17 to $20 per hour, based on education and experience. - This position is eligible for IAE’s health insurance, retirement, and leave benefits. - This is a full-time position, with occasional need to work overtime. Overtime will be compensated at time and-a-half. - Preference will be given to applicants who can start by March 15, 2010. Applications will be reviewed as received and accepted until the position is filled. To apply for this position, submit: - A letter of application that includes the earliest date you would be available to start - Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Graduate school transcripts (unofficial acceptable) - Three confidential letters of recommendation. - A writing sample (e.g. thesis chapter, publication, or technical report) is strongly encouraged. We can only accept applications from US citizens or those who hold a Greencard or work Visa. Please direct questions or application materials to: Andrea S. Thorpe, Director, Conservation Research Program, e-mail: email@example.com, phone: 541-753-3099, ext. 401, fax: 541-753-3098. Posted: 1/11/10.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking a Research Assistant I or II to participate in a research project on CO2 exchange and vegetation canopy structure of arctic tundra ecosystems. In the field, the principal tasks of the assistant will be to participate in measurements of whole-system CO2 exchange using an infrared gas analyzer system, to measure canopy reflectance using a scanning spectroradiometer, and to make ancillary measurements of soil and canopy microclimate, leaf area, and biomass. In the laboratory, the assistant will participate in data analysis and comparison, in drying and weighing plant and soil samples, and in chemical analysis of plant tissues and soils. Experience with any or all of these techniques is desired. Candidates must be able to spend most or all of the summer months in a field camp, Toolik Field Station, in northern Alaska. During the fall, winter, and spring months the assistant will work at the Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Travel to field research sites and room and board while doing field research are paid for by the grant, in addition to a salary. This is a full-time, year-round position, with an initial appointment for 12 months. The position may be filled any time between October 2009 and May, 2010. Applicants should be college graduates with BS or MS degrees, with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology. Familiarity with spreadsheets and data analysis and with instrumentation such as infrared gas analysis, spectroradiometers, and/or CHN analyzers is desired. In addition, candidates must be capable of vigorous activity in the field, often in foul weather. Applicants should be in good health and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are modest. Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter. Unofficial transcripts are required, but may be uploaded with your application materials or faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. Apply Online at https://mbl.simplehire.com/. Posted: 7/8/09.
Michigan State University: Programmer Analyst, DOE - Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Full-time, Location: East Lansing, MI. Required: Knowledge normally acquired in the first two or three years in college, technical, vocational, or business school in computer science, data processing, or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in programming, operating systems, or in information technology and software area related to the duties to be performed, including Ruby and Rails and working knowledge of least two other computer languages; knowledge of Web application design and maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired: Committed to behavior-driven development; knowledgeable about user interface design and good design sense. Basic Function: Will assist in designing, maintaining, and extending a scientific data and metadata system to support the research at the GLBRC site and make the research data available to the wider scientific community; communicates with researcher about their data collection effort and developing database schemas for collecting and curating the data; writes Web applications and other programs to assist in data collection, control of automated sensor systems, and quality control; some system administration and help-desk activities on Linux and Windows systems. This is an off-campus position based at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI. Position funded for three years from date of hire. To apply, visit http://www.jobs.msu.edu, posting # 3617. Posted: 11/17/09.
Michigan State University: Research Support Coordinator (Research Assistant III), Dept. of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center. Required: Masters degree in biological science, chemistry, or a related area of engineering; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an academic, industrial or research environment providing administrative support including developing proposals, organizing research projects, summarizing research activities, and developing presentations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired: Excellent organizational skills as well as outstanding written and oral communications skills. Experience in research design and/or project management. Occasional travel will be required. Basic Function: Provides support on scientific matters for the members of the Great Lake Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) management team, including the two thrust area leaders located as MSU as well as the scientific director and the scientific program manager. Attends management team meetings and meetings of research thrusts 2 (plant biomass processing) and 4 (environmental sustainability). Establishes lines of communication among the thrust area leaders, project leaders within thrusts 2 and 4, the scientific director and the scientific program manager. With the thrust leaders, identifies and prioritizes research tasks including organizing meetings and workshops; summarizing research activities; organizing reviews of research projects; assembling reports; developing proposals; and preparing presentation materials. Coordinates research support activities with the UW-Madison counterpart who provides support for thrusts 1 and 3. The DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is housed at the University of Wisconsin and partners with MSU along with other academic, private sector and national laboratories. The GLBRC is one of 3 Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC) to conduct fundamental, genomics-based research on microbial and plant systems required to realize the national need for low-cost biofuels. The long-term goals of the GLBRC are to improve: characteristics of biomass plants (Thrust 1), procedures for processing plant biomass (Thrust 2), biological or chemical processes to convert biomass into liquid fuels (Thrust 3), and economic and environmental sustainability of the biomass to biofuel pipeline (Thrust 4). Efforts in these four main research areas are supported by coordinated facilities that provide enabling technologies as well as computational support to handle data acquisition and analysis. Position funded through November 30, 2010 with possible extension upon funding. For a complete job description and to apply, please visit www.jobs.msu.edu, posting # 3601. Posted: 11/10/09.
Michigan State University: Academic Specialist/Environmental Education Program Coordinator, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS). Salary $40-45k/year, plus benefits. Duties: Plan, oversee, evaluate and promote education/outreach programs, primarily at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, in ecology, natural science, resource conservation and sustainable natural and managed resources. Assist with other education and outreach programs at KBS as needed to extend the reach of the educational mission. · Develop, deliver and assess a coordinated environmental education program for a diverse clientele at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Groups include, but not limited to: K-12 schools, 4-H, preschoolers and parents, senior citizens, local community organizations, adult continuing education groups and casual drop-in visitors. Work with the Sanctuary Advisory Board to evaluate current programs and develop new initiatives in light of this analysis. (30%) · Supervise Sanctuary staff and volunteers. Work with staff to recruit, train and retain volunteers and mentor interns. (20%) · Work with the Director, KBS administrative staff, and MSU Advancement to identify potential funding sources and donors and prepare proposals to them to support Sanctuary programs and facilities. (20%) · Develop in coordination with the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach instructional and interpretive materials (including signs, brochures, and Web site) and with the Community Relations Director on promotional materials and media releases. Coordinate and conduct publicity to promote awareness of Bird Sanctuary programs to insure good attendance and public involvement. (15%) · Work as a member of a collaborative KBS Education and Outreach team to develop coordinated education and outreach programs and courses involving other KBS units and local conservation organizations. (15%) Qualifications: · MS or equivalent experience in environmental education, natural resources, science education, nature interpretation, or a related field. · Minimum of three years experience in a natural resources education and outreach position with a track record of meeting goals. · Grant writing and acquisition skills. · Computer literacy with Microsoft Office programs, digital photography and desktop publishing. Web content management and writing experience a plus. · Excellent organization skills. Creative problem-solver. Multi-tasker. · Experience with program development and evaluations. Knowledge of standards-based education and related issues for K-12 schools. · Ability to write in a clear, engaging and professional style. To Apply: Submit CV, a cover letter with a statement of relevant skills and work experience, and contact information (including e-mail) for three references as a single pdf to: Dr. Gwen Pearson, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060. firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is available immediately. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/8/09.
National Park Service: Data Manager (Ecologist GS-0408-11, Biologist GS-0401-11, or Information Technology Specialist GS-2210-11). Term, full-time position with the Mojave Desert Network Inventory & Monitoring Program. Duty Station: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, Nevada. The Mojave Desert Network parks offer outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities, spectacular scenery, and diverse natural and cultural resources. Duties: The Data Manager will assist in developing and implementing a long-term monitoring program that evaluates status and trends in selected Vital Signs for the network (key ecosystem components and processes). Major responsibilities include database design and management; development of data management procedures and SOPs; data acquisition and quality management; data archiving and security; and data retrieval, reporting and dissemination. To support the development of monitoring protocols, the incumbent will work with network staff and cooperators to understand data management needs, design & develop supporting databases, write data management chapters and SOPs for monitoring protocols and the network's Data Management Plan, and conduct meetings to obtain necessary information and coordinate efforts. The incumbent will collaborate with the networkâ€™s permanent Data Manager and others at park, network, and national levels to accomplish network goals. There may be opportunities to work in the field to oversee data collection quality assurance and quality control and to work with other network staff in the analyses and interpretation of monitoring data. This position requires periodic travel to all network parks. Detailed application instructions may be found in the vacancy announcement posted at: USAjobs. The announcement numbers are LAME 10-11D (Ecologist/Biologist) and LAME 10-13D (IT specialist). Announcements will be posted through November 5, 2009. Posted: 10/29/09.
Holden Arboretum: Natural Areas Manager to direct the science-based management of over 3,000 acres of natural areas and about 1,500 acres of Holden’s conservation easements. The Holden Arboretum, located near Cleveland, Ohio, has been promoting a mission of horticulture, conservation, education, and more recently, research since 1931. The natural areas manager works with multiple departments to conserve the diversity, health, function, and ecological services of Holden’s natural areas. Holden’s natural areas are predominantly forested, with large contiguous tracts containing mature forest remnants; long-term research plots have been established in several of these areas. Management of the natural areas encompasses: (1) identifying and addressing threats to overall ecosystem health; (2) conserving at-risk plants and animals; (3) identifying areas in need of restoration and implementing restoration plans; and (4) providing safe and low-impact access to natural areas for Holden’s visitors. The natural areas manager leads planning for natural areas and works closely with Holden’s research staff to ensure the seamless integration of science-based management of natural areas and ecological research. Opportunities exist for collaborative research projects with Holden scientists, off-site scientists and science-based land managers when there are appropriate projects and available resources, in particular, those projects leading to peer-reviewed publications. The natural areas manager oversees (1) the management and conservation of Holden’s rare, endangered, and threatened in situ plant taxa, (2) all aspects of invasive plant species management and (3) ecological restoration projects. When appropriate, he/she works with the wildflower garden horticulturist with ex situ plant species associated with the Center for Plant Conservation. Interested applicants should have a minimum of a Master of Science degree in forest ecology, natural resources, restoration ecology, or allied field; research experience is strongly desired. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of supervisory experience as he/she will supervise staff, volunteers and seasonal workers. He/she should possess strong oral and written communication skills and proficiency with computer software (Word and Excel required, Access a plus); graphics design software knowledge desirable. See the full description and open positions for more info. Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to Jack Blackwell, Director of Human Resources, The Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094; OR send an electronic application to email@example.com (Natural Areas Manager); online at the link above. Inquiries must be received by the close of business on January 14, 2010. Posted: 12/21/09.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position working in N2O and CO2 flux measurement from agricultural land. The position starts immediately. The candidate will primarily work in the field to use new techniques (including the tunable diode laser analyzer, infrared gas analyzer, and eddy covariance technique) to measure N2O and CO2 fluxes. The candidate is expected to maintain the system and potentially develop his/her own ideas to improve the system. The candidate will have opportunities to interact with a group of leading scientists in biogeochemistry at MBL and at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A BA/BS in ecology, environmental sciences or environmental engineer is required. An MA in above fields is desired. Strong experience in field instrumentation, particularly of electric wiring, infrared gas analyzers, dataloggers, and climatic sensors, is essential. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and willing to learn to use and explore new field-based instruments. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity in the field. Send a cover letter, Resume/CV, references, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Jim Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/13/10.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Research Assistant I/II in Soil Warming. This position is funded in part through the LTER/NICCR soil warming experiments at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. These experiments are part of a long-term study investigating the effects of climate change on carbon and nitrogen cycling in a northern temperate forest. Recently, a new soil and air warming experiment was initiated, and the position involves some construction and regular maintenance and sampling at the new site. Duties include management of a large air and soil warming experiment, which uses open-top chambers to study the effects of warming on various aspects of tree recruitment. In addition, the research assistant would contribute to the maintenance of two existing long term soil warming experiments, sampling of trace gases, soil, and vegetation for chemical analysis, laboratory analysis of samples, data management and analysis and participation in the writing of scientific papers. Basic Qualifications: College graduate with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Ecological Science. Strong math and statistical skills, attention to detail, experience in independent research and coursework with laboratory and field components. Applicant must be comfortable with electric circuitry and be able to operate chemical analytical equipment including autoanalyzer, CHN analyzer and spectrophotometer. This position involves working outdoors as part of a team in 3+ seasons. Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, References. This position requires living during the summer field season at the Harvard Forest in Western Massachusetts. Please include the names and contact information for three professional references. Apply online at: https://mbl.simplehire.com/ Posted: 3/22/10.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Research Assistant, Harvard Forest Soil Carbon. The Ecosystems Center at MBL is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position working in soil biogeochemical cycles in the context of climate change at Harvard Forest and a nearby crop land in Massachusetts. The position starts in April 2010. The candidate will primarily work in the field to use new techniques (including the infrared gas analyzer, automated chambers, eddy covariance technique, and tunable diode laser analyzer) to understand soil biogeochemical cycles and processes. The candidate is expected to maintain the trace-gas flux measurement system and potentially develop his/her own ideas to improve the system. Laboratory work includes chemistry analyses, data analyses, and writing of reports. The candidate will have opportunities to interact with a group of leading scientists in biogeochemistry at MBL. A BA/BS in ecology, environmental sciences or environmental engineer is required. An MA in above fields is desired. Strong experience in field instrumentation, particularly of electric wiring, infrared gas analyzers, dataloggers, and climatic sensors, is essential. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and willing to learn to use and explore new field-based instruments. Applications including Cover Letter, Resume/CV, names of references, unofficial transcripts should be sent to Dr. Jim Tang (email@example.com). Closed 3/31/2010. Posted: 3/4/10.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Research Assistant, Arctic Soil Carbon. The Ecosystems Center at the MBL is seeking applicants for a summer full-time Research Assistant position based in Woods Hole, MA with a summer field season on the North Slope of Alaska (Toolik Field Station). This position is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through NSF between May 2010 and September 2010. The renewal is possible depending on funding availability and success of the project. The field duties of the RA are to explore a new method to measure soil respiration and its components with a newly developed automated system under a manipulated warming condition in soils. The candidate is expected to maintain the system and potentially develop his/her own ideas to study soil carbon fluxes in the tundra ecosystem. Activities in Woods Hole include chemistry analyses, data analyses, and writing of reports. A BA/BS in ecology or environmental sciences is required. An MA in above fields is desired. Strong experience in field instrumentation, particularly of infrared gas analyzers (IRGA), dataloggers, and climatic sensors, is essential. The successful candidate should be able to work independently without supervision for a long time in a remote condition, and willing to learn to use and explore new field-based instruments. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity and prepare to live in an isolated research camp. Candidate should be available for travel to Alaska in June and should be able to remain in Alaska through the end of August. All travel and living expenses while in Alaska will be paid in addition to a salary. Applications including Cover Letter, Resume/CV, names of references, unofficial transcripts should be sent to Dr. Jim Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org). Closed: 3/31/2010. Posted: 3/4/10.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Research Assistant I/II- Evolutionary Dynamics, Posting Number: 0000254. Please apply online at http://mbl.simplehire.com. The MBL seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Simmons lab as a full time Research Assistant I or II beginning in the spring of 2010. The successful applicant will contribute to projects that employ molecular, bioinformatic, cultivation, and field-based approaches to understanding short-term evolutionary dynamics in microbial communities. The Simmons lab is housed within the MBL's Josephine Bay Paul Center, a collaborative research group with interests in microbial diversity, molecular evolution, and comparative genomics. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: DNA and RNA extractions, standard and quantitative PCR, in situ hybridization, laser microdissection microscopy, preparation of libraries for 454 and Illumina sequencing, bioinformatic analyses, cultivation of bacteria and/or archaea, general lab organization and maintenance. Opportunities for locally based field work may also be available. Basic Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in microbiology, genomics, and evolution and possess a genuine drive to perform basic research. This position requires an independent, organized, and very motivated individual with experience in molecular techniques and ideally some experience with bioinformatics as well. Educational requirements include a B.A., B.S., or M.S. in microbiology/molecular biology/evolutionary biology or a related field and prior experience in an active research lab. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a superb work ethic are essential. Position level and salary will depend upon education and experience. Required Documents: The application process consists of four items: (1) a letter describing your interests, skills, and prior research experience, including any specific experience with the job responsibilities listed above; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of your transcripts from undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate work; (4) the name and contact information of three referees. Posted: 1/22/10.
Maryland Natural History Society: we seek an Atlas Coordinator to be in charge of coordinating the new Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) project. The purpose of this 5-year atlas project is to map the current distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Maryland by enlisting a large corps of volunteers and herpetologists. The results of the Atlas will be used for conservation and stewardship purposes that will aid our herp populations throughout Maryland. This is a contract position for a period of at least 5 years, depending on funding availability. The contract will be renewed annually with the Natural History Society of Maryland, based on the Coordinator’s performance and the availability of funds. This position is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Salary range is $34-38k annually, depending on qualifications. The position is available starting July 2010. Primary duties: * Serve as the point person for the MARA project. * Serve as primary liaison with the 23 MARA county coordinators. * Assist county coordinators with recruitment of volunteer field workers. * Provide technical assistance to county coordinators and others. * Provide training to field workers and others. * Track progress and coverage on periodic basis. * Coordinate the species identification and verification process. * Conduct outreach to promote the MARA. * Coordinate updates to the MARA website. * Report progress to the MARA Steering Committee. Minimum qualifications: * Familiarity with the identification and natural history of amphibians and reptiles. * Experience with project management and volunteer coordination. * Excellent organizational skills. * Excellent communication skills. * Possesses the ability to work independently. * Must have own vehicle for traveling within the State. Closing Date: June 7, 2010. Email cover letter, resume, and the names and email addresses of three recent references to: Charlie Davis (NHSM.email@example.com). Posted: 5/25/10.
Missouri State University: Research Specialist (Fire Ecology Monitor), Biology Department, Search Number: 10BI002S, Salary: $11.54/hourly ($25-31k/annually). The Research Specialist carries out specific research objectives or other projects as defined by the Principal Investigator; will assist with monitoring, project design, data collection, and other duties as needed. The duties of the Research Specialist will vary in level of responsibility and complexity depending on the grant project. These projects will center around implementing monitoring to better understand the effects of fire on fuels, woody plants, and invasive plants. The Research Specialist will obtain Red Card Certification, participate in prescribed fires as both a fire effects monitor and a crew member, use specialized skills to work on prescribed fires, and work closely with National Park Service staff. Bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Additional requirements include effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff, as well as to communicate effectively with off-campus collaborators; proficiency with basic spreadsheet, graphics, and word processing software. Preferences include understanding the scientific process, and demonstrated ability to collect data accurately and efficiently. This position will travel to National Parks within the region, conducting fieldwork in all weather conditions, and carry gear weighing up to twenty pounds. Continuation of position is contingent upon continued grant funding. Anticipated start date August 2010. To apply, see the posting at https://ws.missouristate.edu/employment/staff.aspx. Deadline: 5/7/2010. For questions about the position send inquiries to Sherry Leis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/28/10.
National Ecological Observatory Network: NEON, Inc. is a nonprofit science corporation dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. The Aquatic Team will collect physical, chemical, and biological data on streams and small lakes across twenty domains in the United States, Hawaii, Alaska & the Caribbean. The Team will define measurements, train personnel, and perform QA/QC in order to produce high quality data products for the research, education, and decision making community. This position is as a term (one year), full-time position on the NEON Aquatic science team in Boulder, CO. The Aquatic Technician will assist the Aquatic Team with gathering existing data and information on streams and ponds/lakes across the United States. This includes water chemistry; plant, insect, and fish species lists; aerial photographs; maps; and other historical information. This information is critical for the Team to prepare the sites for construction. The Technician will work independently searching for existing literature and data, and as part of the Team to develop data management tools. The Technician will also have the opportunity to gain experience in GIS, water chemistry analyses, and mapping of aquatic ecosystems. The Aquatic Technician is expected to produce reports of NEON site information and is encouraged to collaborate with the Staff to investigate other publications. For the full job ad and to Apply, search www.neoninc.org for "Aquatic Technician". Review of applications will begin 15 June 2010. Posted: 6/3/10.
NatureServe: NatureServe, an international nonprofit conservation organization, seeks a Research Botanist to join its team of scientists. This is a full-time position located in Arlington, Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. The Research Botanist assesses and reviews the conservation status of rare North American plants and contributes to diverse projects and analyses that use this information to influence conservation decisions. Frequent clients/partners include U.S. and Canadian Federal land management agencies, as well as more local conservation groups and university-based conservation researchers. The ideal candidate will have a M.S. in botany or in biology/ecology with a botanical emphasis, at least one year of experience working in a botanical field, a working knowledge of some portion of the North American flora, knowledge of systematic concepts, and excellent research and communication skills. If you would like to pursue a career in plant conservation that makes a tangible difference, please go to www.natureserve.org/aboutUs/jobs/researchBotanist.jsp for detailed information about this job, the organization, and how to apply. Posted: 10/27/09, revised: 6/1/10.
North Carolina State University: We seek a person with strong technical and problem-solving skills and experience in ecology to oversee day-to-day technical work on climate chambers located at Duke Forest, near Durham, North Carolina. The chambers are part of a many collaborator, two site (Duke Forest, Harvard Forest), project to understand the effects of climate, and in particular increasing temperatures, on ant communities and the species and ecological processes that depend on them. The ideal candidate is someone who likes to tinker with equipment and solve problems in the field, works well with others and is well organized. This position will be 70% technician/manager and 30% ecology research assistant. Scope exists for the technician to develop his or her own research projects within the context of the chamber array. Key duties include: (1) Maintain climate chambers (fix broken equipment, monitor equipment, deal with problems). This work will entail knowledge and comfort with electronics, plumbing, and dataloggers. (2) Be in charge of day-to-day activities related to the climate chambers and research therein. (3) Construct and lead the construction of new equipment, where appropriate. (4) Hire and oversee undergraduate workers and assist students and other researchers using the climate chambers in their research. (5) Assist with ecological fieldwork. Fieldwork will include a diversity of projects, from work with leaf-litter to the collection of millipedes or even fallen bird feathers. Salary: Starting at $30k (plus benefits), depending on experience. This position has an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of additional two years of additional support available, contingent on performance. Funding is available for attendance at national meetings as well as well as for training, where necessary. The candidate would work in the lab of Rob Dunn. The lab is part of a larger lab group (the Dunn, Gross and Haddad labs) researching diverse topics from climate change to the impact of corridors on animal migration and theoretical approaches to understanding the cascading consequences of extinction. The candidate would also work with the other PIs on the project (Nathan Sanders at the University of Tennessee, Aaron Ellison at Harvard Forest and Nick Gotelli at the University of Vermont). Qualifications: MS in biology, ecology, engineering (or related disciplines) + field experience. Hire should be able to communicate well and interact with other biologists, but also students, the public, and the climate chambers, which are also known to have a mind of their own. Applicant should have demonstrated organizational abilities. Familiarity with basic tools and carpentry and plumbing experience are very useful as are a knowledge of basic electronics and competence with low-and high-voltage wiring, soldering, and use of multimeters. Skills with Campbell Scientific dataloggers would also be particularly useful. Contact: Rob_Dunn@ncsu.edu. Please send a CV along with your email. Posted: 3/23/10.
Northern Arizona University: Research Specialist, Senior, Lab of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability. Provides a combination of analytical and project management support as part of a team of ecologists and spatial analysts for projects involving landscape and conservation planning in the Western U.S. Projects include developing ecological models, tools, and maps using remotely sensed imagery, cutting-edge spatial analysis, and advanced techniques in geographic information systems (GIS), database applications, and programming. * Specific responsibilities for this position will involve providing administrative and logistical support for multiple projects and will include: data collection, statistical and spatial analyses, communications with research collaborators and project personnel, and assistance with the preparation of reports, proposals, and professional presentations. * Prepares GIS data layers for use in spatial modeling and creates metadata for current and legacy data. * Plans, supervises, and participates in fieldwork in remote environments to obtain and analyze data on native and non-native invasive plant species using specialized equipment. * Candidate should be proficient in GIS, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and familiar with tools for the statistical analysis of ecological datasets. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in ecology, conservation biology, or closely related field AND three years related research experience; OR Bachelor's degree in ecology, conservation biology, or closely related field and four years related research experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preferred: Master's degree in ecology or conservation biology, plus a minimum of three years of research or professional experience. Experience with arid ecosystems. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: * Proficiency in geographic information systems, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and familiar with tools for the statistical analysis of ecological datasets. * Skill in analyzing and evaluating large datasets for wildlife, fire, vegetation, and climate modeling. * Skill in leading, coordinating and/or supervising the work of others. * The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Competitive salary (plus benefits) commensurate with experience, for up to 1 year, with possibility of extension provided additional funding is available. Anticipated start date: Spring 2010, April preferred. See complete announcements and application links on the CAREERS@NAU page (position number 558272). Posted: 3/17/10.
Ocean Genome Legacy: Staff Scientist I (Job Code: OGL-SS-EL). The Ocean Genome Legacy Laboratory for Marine Genomic Research seeks a staff scientist to participate in and manage all aspects of operation of the Ocean Genome Resource DNA and Tissue Repository. The successful candidate will have experience and general knowledge of collection management, basic techniques of molecular biology and microbiology (e.g., high throughput DNA extraction and handling, gel electrophoresis, PCR amplification, cloning, library construction, sterile technique, etc.), and excellent computer and data management skills. Knowledge of marine science, field collection, taxonomy, and systematics is also desirable. We are seeking an employee with exceptional organizational, communication, supervisory, and laboratory skills, who pays strong attention to detail and has the desire and ability to work well in a collaborative group setting. The position is available in June 2010 and offers exciting opportunities for organizational development, competitive salary and benefits, and the potential for advancement within a new academically oriented non-profit research institution. Responsibilities of the position include: 1) Building, modifying, and maintaining the OGR collections, databases, websites, and participating in all aspects of planning, collection, acquisition, accession, preparation, preservation, identification, documentation, storage, and distribution of genome resource samples. 2) Developing research programs and scientific methodologies essential to the growth of the Ocean Genome Resource Biorepository. 3) Contributing to the broader educational, outreach, and fundraising goals of OGL. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of publications, and contact information for at least three references by email to email@example.com (referencing job code OGL-SS-EL in the subject line -required for proper processing) or by regular mail to: Daniel L. Distel, Executive Director, Ocean Genome Legacy, 240 County Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938. Posted: 4/26/10.
Ohio State University: A research associate position in aquatic biogeochemistry is available beginning Spring 2010 in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory. The successful individual will assist in the collection and preparation of samples for various analyses including natural isotopic abundances (13C, 15N, D and 14C) of organic and inorganic materials. Experience with the operation and maintenance of vacuum extraction lines, stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry and/or accelerator mass spectrometric techniques is desirable. Familiarity with other standard analytical techniques (e.g., nutrients, dissolved and particulate organic C, N and P, dissolved oxygen and CO2, alkalinity, etc.) in freshwater and marine systems, as well as with organic separations and characterization and/or microbial ecological methods, is desirable. The position also requires extensive fieldwork using small boats in rivers and estuaries, as well as occasionally on ships in coastal ocean waters for up to 2-3 weeks at a time. The successful individual will ideally possess an undergraduate degree in chemistry or biology, and/or a master's degree in some area of aquatic or marine biogeochemistry or geochemistry. Previous lab and fieldwork experience, including small boat handling, is considered an asset. This position will be filled for a minimum of 3 years. Starting pay will be commensurate with the level of experience, and full health and retirement benefits are included. Interested individuals should email a letter of interest and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses and phone numbers for three references by November 17, 2009 to: Dr. James Bauer, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/12/09.
Oregon State University: The Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. The purpose of this position is to compile ecological data and complete ecological analysis for the Institute for Natural Resources primarily on the Integrated fuels prioritization project. The Landscape ecologist will be responsible for assisting a team of modelers to develop Vegetation Dynamics Development Tool (VDDT) state-transition models describing vegetation dynamics for the non-forested areas in Arizona. They will be responsible for evaluating plot data, attributing plots to potential natural vegetation types, and assisting with the development of existing condition structural models for the non-forest vegetation in Arizona. The position will also assist in the development and review of the VDDT models for these types. The position works with the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center ORNHIC Director, the USFS Region 3 Ecologist, the NM Natural Heritage Coordinator, and the Modeling Lead to assure the ecological and fuel models are completed as required. The position is also responsible for taking on special projects at the discretion of the ORNHIC Director or the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) Director or Associate Director. The position directly supports the Information Program of the INR. May require traveling to Arizona. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a major or emphasis in natural resources, ecology, or biology. Equivalent of 4 years of hands-on experience working in Landscape Ecology. Knowledge of the non-forested vegetation of Arizona essential, with at least 4 years of field experience in these areas. Experience with ecological models, understanding of ecological data as well as state and transition models is important, as is knowledge of typical data conversion procedures, data analysis procedures, and ecological models in general. Ability to use ArcGIS and ability to handle spatial and relational data needed. May require travel to Arizona. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree with a major or emphasis in natural resources, ecology, or biology. Understanding of vegetation mapping and classifications also needed. Experience with modeling programming, R, or vegetation modeling techniques helpful, as is experience working cooperatively with interdisciplinary and inter-institutional teams on high visibility projects. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. To learn more, and to apply through Oregon State University's online system, please visit the job posting. For additional questions, please contact: email@example.com. Closes: 04-16-2010. Posted: 4/7/10.
Oregon State University: Ecological Modeling Analyst (Faculty Research Assistant), Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center. Required qualifications include B.S./B.A. with a major or emphasis in ecology, biology, state and transition models, or related field. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Experience with ecological models and understanding of succession, along with basic computer skills and the ability to use database software is essential. Knowledge of the vegetation or fire ecology of Oregon, Washington, Arizona or New Mexico is desired. This position is located in Portland. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, Posting # 0004795. Please contact Jimmy Kagan for more information: 503-731-3070 x111, Jimmy.firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date: 10/22/2009. Posted: 10/13/09.
Rhode Island Natural History Survey: RINHS seeks to hire a full-time Forest Ecosystem Project Coordinator (FEPC) to implement and manage a project that surveys for and eradicates invasive plants affecting ecological values, including forest health, in Rhode Island. With field assistants and in close coordination with cooperating agencies, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders, the FEPC will develop and carry out 1) a plan to rapidly survey large forest areas in Rhode Island for invasive plants, 2) a system for prioritizing species and areas for treatment based on principles of ecology and natural resource management, and 3) eradication and restoration regimens using contracted labor. The FEPC will work closely with the RI Department of Environmental Management and other project partners to integrate this project with existing forest management initiatives and priorities. The FEPC will participate in other RINHS programs and tasks from time to time. The successful candidate will:. demonstrate an ability to work systematically towards goals using independent initiative as well as by working collaboratively with partners and peers;. evidence strong organizational skills, strong writing skills, and an ability to work to deadlines;. have significant relevant field experience, including familiarity with the conditions and requirements for safe, effective work in rugged outdoor conditions;. demonstrate prior success supervising, coordinating, and managing assistants and field crews;. have a degree (Master's preferred) in natural sciences or a related field and demonstrate significant prior experience and familiarity with forest ecosystems, including invasive species;. demonstrate competence with georeferencing equipment, GIS software, and equipment and techniques used to manage vegetation (familiarity with herbicides is a plus but pesticide applicators license is not required);. is familiar with plant species and forest communities of southern New England;. have a valid driver's license;. be able to start right away. This is a fieldwork position. The FEPC is required to undertake substantial physical exertion and/or physical strain, sometimes in remote locations, difficult terrain, and inclement weather. Work environment involves exposure to job hazards where there is a possibility of injury and/or arthropod-borne disease. The FEPC will be based in the RINHS offices in Kingston, RI, but will travel throughout the state in the course of work. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position is funded by a grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through the USDA-U.S. Forest Service. It is full-time for approximately 18 months and is eligible for RINHS's highly competitive benefits package. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information, including email and phone number, of three persons whom RINHS may contact regarding your experience and qualifications to email@example.com. Posted: 10/8/09.
Rice University: The Siemann Lab is looking for a Lab/Field Technician in Plant Ecology, effective immediately (position open until filled). Duties will include both labwork and fieldwork on externally funded projects in population and community ecology, especially the evolutionary ecology of invasive species. Candidates should have B.A./B.S. in biology or related field and some field and/or lab experience. Training will be provided, but experience with mycorrhizae, insects, and/or plants is desirable. The position is classified as full-time, temporary (6-24 months). This position would be an excellent fit for someone planning on graduate study in ecology & evolutionary biology, as there will be the opportunity to gain experience in a number of research areas and to co-author papers. Please send a resume and contact information for three references by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/3/10.
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center: non profit organization in Birmingham, Alabama, seeks experienced Executive Director. The successful candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with minimum of 7 years experience in a field of natural science, environmental education, natural resource management, or related field. A minimum 5 years in a leadership and supervisory capacity in nature center or similar organization is required. Must also exhibit a broad knowledge of natural science, finances, land management and public relations. Fundraising and supervision of staff required. Interested applicants should respond via email with the following limited information: name, mailing address, phone numbers and email address to email@example.com by October 31, 2009. A detailed position description and application instructions will be sent via return email. Posted: 10/12/09.
San Francisco State University: The Great Sunflower Project seeks an Outreach Director to develop and implement communication and education programs for a nationwide citizen science and conservation program. The Outreach Director develops and implements programs that translate and communicate information about The Great Sunflower Project and the science of pollinator biology, monitoring and ecosystem conservation to a wide variety of audiences including scientists, partners, donors and general public. Specifically, he/she oversees communications through media, website, newsletters and in-person activities and produces written materials that communicate our findings to target audiences. The Outreach Director must be organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented, possess strong writing skills, and have a background in a communication, outreach or education-related field and a passion for conservation, gardening, botany or entomology. Initial scope of work is part-time, up to 15 hours per week. Qualifications: Ability to identify and anticipate project communication needs, strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience in writing, editing and writing grant proposals. Sound knowledge of the Web and the ability to use the internet effectively for communication. Knowledge of HTML and experience posting text and images on the Web is a plus but not required. The main duties of the Outreach Director will be to: • Develop and respond to media, website and email inquiries. • Provide resources for education programs and children's groups; • Write press releases, captions, newsletters, etc • Represent the Great Sunflower Project at various outreach venues;; • Assist with writing grants; • Research potential audiences and funding sources; • Clip press mentions of GSP in various publications; • Other duties as needed. This is currently an hourly position that would pay $12 per hour. Funding is secured for six months and we hope to raise funds to extend the position, increase time and raise the pay. San Francisco Bay area base is preferred but negotiable. To be considered, please email your resume, along with a letter of interest and, if available, writing samples to: Gretchen LeBuhn, Executive Director, Great Sunflower Project (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/5/10.
Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group: SFEG is seeking an individual for a newly created Restoration Ecologist position. SFEG is a private non-profit organization dedicated to engaging our community in restoring wild salmon populations for future generations. The Restoration Ecologist is a full-time position with the SFEG responsible for assessing salmon habitat, permitting and designing restoration projects, managing project construction, and monitoring completed projects primarily in the Skagit and Samish River watersheds. This position requires excellent communication and organization skills because several projects are in progress at the same time, are at different stages of completion, and demand multiple tasks. While there will continue to be restoration projects removing invasive plants and anadromous barriers such as old culvert pipes, it is envisioned that the Restoration Ecologist will plan, design, acquire funds, and construct more complex projects such as re-connecting river side channels and estuary restoration. The incumbent is supervised by the Executive Director and supervises a group of Restoration Technicians. Funding for this position beyond the first two years will be largely dependent upon the incumbent’s ability to generate project funds by writing successful grant proposals. The location is Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington. Qualifications: The applicant must possess a Master’s Degree in ecology, conservation biology, fisheries biology, or closely related fields such geomorphology, hydrology, and estuarine / nearshore systems; or have at least two years work experience demonstrating a scientific knowledge of salmon life histories and their ecological requirements. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Demonstrates the scientific knowledge and on-site practical skills to perform habitat assessments, research, feasibility studies, project planning and design, and effectiveness monitoring. 2. Demonstrates management skills to successfully complete salmon restoration projects: obtain and comply with permits; contract services; construct projects; and operate within budget and time constraints. 3. Experience analyzing situations, evaluating alternatives for resolving complex problems, and ability to implement solutions effectively; 4. Communicates effectively in writing and verbally: manage meetings; write grant proposals and project progress reports; contacts with staff, landowners, partners, agencies, and volunteers. 5. Ability to supervise others: work as a team player; train and mentor employees; comply with laws and regulations; and provide employee evaluations. 6. Ability to use computer software for word processing, database management, GIS, spreadsheets, etc. Salary $45-55k plus benefits. A full job description and more information about SFEG is available at http://www.skagitfisheries.org . If you have further questions, please contact Alison Studley at 360.336.0172 or email@example.com. Applications must include a cover letter, resume and at least three references. Completed applications must be received by noon on Friday, September 25, 2009: SFEG, Attn: Restoration Ecologist Position, P.O. Box 2497, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Posted: 8/20/09.
Skidmore College: The Department of Biology invites applications for two Visiting Teaching Associate positions. One position is for spring 2011, the other for the full 2010-2011 academic year, with a possibility of renewal. For both positions, a master's degree in Biology or a related field, teaching experience, and a strong background in ecology, botany or organismal biology are required. Throughout the semester, teaching associates are expected to assist in the design, preparation, and teaching of laboratories and to participate in student grading in the department's writing intensive, introductory courses. Screening will begin immediately and continue until appointments are made for both positions. To learn more about and apply for these positions, see the full position description. Posted: 3/4/10.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: SERC has an opening for a research technician on a team using geographic information system (GIS) technology and ecological modeling in regional studies of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and estuary. The research considers the factors controlling material discharges from watersheds; the relationships between landscape characteristics and aquatic ecosystem health; and the linkages among watersheds, wetlands, and estuaries. Applicants should have experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical analysis and a Bachelors or Masters degree in science, geography, mathematics, or information systems (or equivalent experience). The successful applicant will build skills in watershed modeling, landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, hydrology, stream ecology, computer programming, data base management, remote sensing, and ecological assessment of water quality and stream biota. This is a Career Federal Civil Service position offered at the GS-7 or GS-9 level with a full performance level at GS-9. Starting salary is $41k at the GS-7/1 level or $50k at the GS-9/1 level (plus benefits). The official announcement and application instructions are available at www.usajobs.gov. Refer to announcement number: 09A-RM-295475-DEU-SERC. Closes: 9/9/09. Posted: 8/18/09.
Southern Teachers Agency: Biology Teaching Jobs. We currently have 16 science/biology vacancies listed by schools for the 2010-11 school year. We expect schools to post additional openings with STA this spring and summer. STA is the oldest teacher-placement service in America. We receive job listings from hundreds of PK-12 private schools around the South. Schools come to STA because they recognize the value of STA’s help in recruiting & screening talented candidates. Certification is not required by private schools for many science jobs. We presently have jobs listed in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington DC. These jobs range from elementary-grade science through AP Biology. It is common for science teachers to teach more than one science, especially at the middle-school level. Requirements: For most middle- and high-school biology or life-science positions, a bachelor’s degree with a major in biology (or closely related field) is essential, but teacher certification is not. Of course, a degree in science education is highly desirable, as is a master’s degree in biology. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Application process: Interested candidates should apply to Southern Teachers Agency. The process consists of completing an STA application (available online), sending a credentials file, and having a telephone interview. Please visit our website or contact: Southern Teachers Agency, 7 Elliewood Avenue, Suite 2A, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Tel (434) 295-9122. Teachers@SouthernTeachers.com. Posted: 6/8/10.
Stanford University: Research technician at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, in Pacific Grove, CA. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator the technician will assist with research related to genetic characterization of populations of marine vertebrates and invertebrates in the context of ongoing research into marine conservation and management. Duties include: • Collecting larvae and adult specimens of marine species. This may involve some travel within California and into Oregon and possibly Washington. • Extracting DNA and documenting genetic variation. This will include processing samples in the lab for DNA extraction and sequencing as well as entering, managing, and analyzing the resulting data. This will require the use (or development) of many research skills using a variety of molecular genetic tools. These include, but are not limited to DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and DNA sequencing. • Field monitoring of multiple sites in central California. • Animal care including aquarium maintenance and routine care and feeding of marine species (primarily invertebrates). • Laboratory maintenance including maintaining the lab and taking responsibility for ordering some of the general supplies. There is potential for extension of the technician position to other research projects as well as the possibility of co-authorship of at least one resulting publication. Qualifications: The successful applicant will be highly organized, have attention to detail, be able to work as an independent part of a team, have a basic understanding of and facility with standard computer software programs, and have practical experience with a variety of standard molecular tools (for example, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, etc). In addition to these basic requirements, we desire an applicant with an interest in marine ecosystems and their ecological functioning. Please submit a c/v and a few words on why you're interested in the position to krbarr AT stanford.edu and spalumbi AT stanford.edu. Posted: 2/24/10.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Senior Research Support Specialist. Laboratory manager for aquatic research program focused on fisheries and aquatic ecology. Conduct long-term field data collection and database maintenance. Provide supervision of students/staff at the Thousand Islands Biological Station. Complete data analyses and write reports/publications. Assist with maintenance at TIBS facilities and the main campus. Qualifications: MS in Aquatic Sciences or related field. Experience in fisheries and aquatic sampling. Computer and data processing skills, proficiency with GPS and GIS. Must operate outboard boats. Salary: High 30's to Low 40's DOQ - three years with possible extension. Closing date: Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/search/ by March 15, 2010 to ensure optimal consideration. Contact: Dr. John M. Farrell, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, 242 Illick Hall, Syracuse, NY 13210 by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/8/10.
Tall Timbers Research Station: We are seeking a field ecologist to assist with research in the area of Fire Ecology in southeastern U.S. with an emphasis on pine forests. The Fire Ecology Specialist will work closely with the Fire Ecologist in implementing collaborative and independent research in the Fire Ecology Program. Qualifications: (1) Masters degree completed in biology, forestry, wildlife, natural resources, or related field, (2) comfortable with leadership role in supervising interns and technicians, (3) enjoys working in difficult (hot) outdoor conditions, (4) willing to receive training in prescribed burning and to provide leadership on burns, (5) comfortable with using and maintaining various tools, technology, and equipment, (6) enjoys plant identification and wants to become proficient with local flora, (7) ability to organize and manage a laboratory, (8) enthusiastic about conducting independent research and writing articles for publication with assistance from the Fire Ecologist, (9) relational database and GIS skills desirable, (10) supportive of land management practices for conservation (prescribed burning, timber thinning, wildlife management, hunting). Oversight: Fire Ecologist (Kevin Robertson) The Fire Ecology Specialist is responsible for assisting the Fire Ecologist in implementing and developing plant ecology and fire science research and providing information and education to the public. Duties will include supervision of existing long-term research projects, assisting development and implimentation of new research projects, data management, writing manuscripts, hiring and supervising interns, acquiring and maintaining supplies and equipment, assisting with prescribed burning and other institutional needs, and assisting with extension and education activities. Research interests of the Fire Ecology Program are diverse and include effects of fire regime on natural community composition and structure, landscape fire history, natural community classification, fire and soil nutrient cycling, remote sensing of burn severity, and fire in hardwood forests. The position will provide opportunities to receive fire training and other educational experiences, such as attending conferences and workshops. Starting salary will be $35k annually, plus benefits. To Apply: Submit by e-mail or mail current Curriculum Vitae, college transcripts (if graduated within the past 5 years), and names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references to: Kevin Robertson, PhD (email@example.com), Fire Ecology Research Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Office: 850-893-4153 x 254, Cell: 850-508-5499. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2009 with the goal of starting the position in January 2010. Posted: 10/16/09.
Texas Tech University: Research Associate, Texas Fisheries and Wildlife Coop Unit, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas. To be filled ASAP and funded at least through Sept 2011. Duties: Support principal investigator and coordinate with other investigators and cooperators from USGS, Texas Tech University, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, New Mexico State Game and Fish Department, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and others on a large scale meta-analysis project examining the impacts of climate change and water quality on fish communities and algal blooms, including database management, statistical and landscape level analyses, report writing, manuscript preparation. Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in biology, hydrology, or natural resource related field, experience with Arc GIS, statistical analysis, and professional writing skills. Salary: $40k per year with benefits. Please send a cover letter and CV with references to: Dr. Reynaldo Patiño, Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Texas Tech University, Agricultural Sciences Rm 218, Mailstop 2120, Lubbock, TX 79409-2120. (806) 742-2851, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/14/10.
The Wilderness Society we seek an experienced wildlife biologist to join our efforts to protect wildlands and wildlife by strengthening conservation practices on Bureau of Land Management land. The Wildlife Biologist's work will focus on protection and management issues across the West, with initial emphasis on states with significant renewable energy resources on public lands. The ideal candidate has experience beyond graduate school working with wildlife conservation issues, policies, and/or wildlife management agencies in desert and non-forested ecosystems. This is a mid-level position. This position is available immediately and is located in our Denver office. Position duties, responsibilities and qualifications are detailed at http://wilderness.org/content/wildlife-biologist. To apply, submit cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and references by March 30 to email@example.com with subject line: BLM Action Center Wildlife Biologist. No calls please. Posted: 3/16/10.
Union of Concerned Scientists: Program Assistant to support the work of our Scientific Integrity Program, which works to defend science and scientists from political interference in their work and restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking. The scientific community over the past several years has witnessed significant manipulation, suppression, and distortion of federal government agency science research and federal advisory committees and the censorship of scientists. President Obama has pledged to “restore science to its rightful place,” a complex task that needs input, support, and oversight. The Program Assistant is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the program. Tasks include scheduling, maintaining databases, developing website content, tracking budgets, financial analysis, project management, organizing travel and event logistics, and handling expenses and reimbursements. The Program Assistant also provides general administrative support to the Program Director. In addition to his or her administrative responsibilities, the Program Assistant will assist with outreach to scientists and the public; represent UCS at scientific society and other meetings; draft articles for the web site and other audiences; organize and participate in program and coalition meetings; conduct various research projects; help develop special events and training sessions; assist with legislative efforts; and track related media. As the program is quite dynamic, the Program Assistant may have significant opportunity to take on new projects as fits his or her skill set. Candidates should possess strong computer skills, particularly with MS Office and the Internet. Robust written and oral communications abilities, solid administrative and organizational skills, event organizing experience, and a working knowledge of and interest in the way in which the U.S. government functions are necessary for this position. Most of all, candidates should possess a passion for improving the way in which science informs policy making, and a demonstrable commitment to working in the public interest/non-profit sector. A minimum of two years of relevant experience is strongly preferred, preferably in a non-profit setting. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, list of three references, and two writing samples no longer than five pages each (one of which must non-academic writing, such as a memo, op-ed, press release, or blog post) to Jobs@ucsusa.org - Please include “Program Assistant” in subject line. Application Deadline: Monday, April 5, 2010. No phone calls, please. Posted: 3/25/10.
USDA Forest Service/University of Minnesota: A research technician position is available on a project assessing the impact of climate change on forest structure and function in USFS Experimental Forests. A joint effort between the US Forest Service and the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota, this project will characterize past tree growth responses to silvicultural manipulation and climate fluctuation and will establish a network of permanent plots to monitor growth responses into the future. Applicants should have a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in forestry, natural resources, ecology or a related discipline, and should have previous field experience. Experience with dendrochronology and data-loggers is required, and experience with forest mensuration and ecophysiological measurements is preferred. This position will involve extensive field work and data analyses, including the collection and analysis of tree-ring, vegetation, woody debris, microclimate, and tree physiological data. This position will begin in spring 2010 and is currently available for 2 years, with possible extension. This position will be hired through the University of Minnesota and located at the Grand Rapids, MN, USFS Northern Research Station Lab. The position will involve occasional multi-night travel to experimental forests in Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. Those interested should e-mail a letter describing their background, qualifications and interests along with a CV to Dr. Tony D’Amato (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Febuary 28, 2010. Posted: 2/5/10.
USDA Forest Service and University of Minnesota: A research technician position is available to work on a project assessing the impact of climate change on productivity and carbon cycling in the Superior National Forest, Minnesota. A joint effort between the USFS Northern Research Station, the Superior National Forest, and the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota, this project will utilize field methods to characterize past responses of forest ecosystems to environmental change and incorporate those results into simulation models and forest-wide future assessments of productivity and carbon cycling. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, ecology or biology, and should have previous field experience. Experience with dendrochronology and/or geographic information systems (GIS) is preferred. Applicants must be willing and able to work efficiently in a relatively remote forested setting as part of a research team. Work will involve extensive field work and data analysis, including the collection and analysis of tree-ring, forest soils, vegetation, GIS, and fine and coarse woody debris data. This position will begin in fall 2009 and is currently available for 2 years, with possible extension depending on the availability of funds. This position will be hired through the University of Minnesota and located in Grand Rapids, MN, with frequent overnight travel to the Superior National Forest. Salary is commensurate with level of experience. Interested candidates please email a letter describing their background, qualifications and interests along with a CV to Dr. John Bradford (email@example.com) by August 15, 2009. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. John Bradford or Dr. Tony D’Amato (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 7/9/09.
US Geological Survey: Wetland Biogeochemistry Research Technician -- Reston VA. Looking to be part of a research team working in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and sites across the Southeast? Looking for a fast-paced and rewarding work environment with the opportunity to grow? Looking to hone your laboratory skills? The Wetland Ecosystem Biogeochemistry Lab of the USGS is hiring a full-time, non-permanent technician to be part of our team. We research the hydrologic, geomorphic, and biotic controls on biogeochemistry in wetlands and their coupled fluvial ecosystems in order to better protect and restore the nation’s water resources. Job duties are centered chemical analyses of P, N, C, and other elements in water, sediment, soil, and plant samples. Additional duties include field work for collection of samples and measurement of ecological and hydrogeomorphic data, sample processing, lab management, database management, QA/QC, and report preparation. The position is based in Reston, Virginia with extensive collaborations with hydrologists, geomorphologists, ecologists, and geochemists within the USGS and with partner organizations. Field work will require travel for routine monitoring and intensive field experiments. Applicants must demonstrate the desire and capability to be an independent member of a team in charge of laboratory components of our work, including experience operating autoanalyzers, elemental analyzers, and ICPs, conducting laboratory incubations and microwave digestions of sediments, while also showing strong capability for tough field work. A B.S. degree in a relevant field and related experience is required. Please send your curriculum vitae with names of two references to Dr. Greg Noe (email@example.com); review of applications will begin on 1 April 2010. Applicants should be available to begin work by 1 June 2010. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits and paid vacation. Posted: 3/22/10.
USGS National Wetlands Research Center: The Ecological Analysis Group at the USGS Research Center in Lafayette Louisiana is looking for an individual to manage data and perform preliminary analyses as part of a team studing a variety of ecological systems. We are currently conducting studies on a wide range of topics including: global change, invasive species, biodiversity, monitoring in National Parks, fire ecology, wildlife populations, and many others. In all these studies, we are working with teams of collaborators and sifting through data sets huge and small to disentangle the complex sets of processes influencing natural ecological systems. To further our program, we are seeking an individual with some experience with data analysis to work as part of a team - managing and understand the data, performing select analyses, helping to interpret the findings, and learning new techniques. Lots of opportunities for individual development in conjunction with this position. Requirements: MS in ecology or related field, some experience in data analysis, a willingness to learn new techniques, and someone comfortable with working in a team environment. Availability: From now until position is filled. Position is expected to be available indefinitely. Inquires about the work and position can be obtained from Jim Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will be managed through a federal contractor, IAP World Services. Posted: 12/30/09.
USGS Snake River Field Station: An Ecologist is needed to assist with dendrochronological sampling/analysis for aspen woodlands in the mountains of northern Nevada as a part of a project to assess aspen dynamics in relation to aspen-associated bird communities. The position is located in Boise, ID and is part of the USGS, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Snake River Field Station. Applicant should have some dendrochronology experience, including collecting tree cores using an increment borer, sample preparation and laboratory techniques. The position will also require general vegetation sampling. Desired experience also includes the use of geographic information systems and database management. Also desired is an understanding of forest and woodland disturbance ecology. Field season (June through early September) will include 8-10 day stretches of camping at remote sites. Minimum qualification is a B.S. or equivalent in Biology, Ecology or related field and at least 3 months of job-related field experience in dendrochronology and vegetation sampling; also requires skills in data management, and interpretation. The position is open to U.S. citizens; veteran’s preferences apply. Starts early June 2010; One year initial appointment, plus probable extension of 4 months. Monthly salary: ~$2600. Position closes February 9. Applicants must apply via the www.usajobs.gov website. Search on Job Announcement Number: WR-2010-0159. Send inquiries to Dr. Douglas Shinneman at email@example.com. Posted: 1/28/10.
USGS Snake River Field Station: An Ecologist is needed to assist with dendrochronological sampling/analysis for aspen woodlands in the mountains of northern Nevada as a part of a project to assess aspen dynamics in relation to aspen-associated bird communities. Opportunity for involvement in all stages of research, including planning, data management and queries, advanced analyses, presentations, and writing publications. The position is located in Boise, ID and is part of the USGS, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Snake River Field Station. Applicant should have substantial dendrochronology experience, including collecting tree cores using an increment borer, laboratory techniques, and analysis. The position will also require general vegetation sampling. Desired experience also includes the use of geographic information systems, statistical software, and databases. Also desired is an understanding of forest and woodland disturbance ecology. Field season (June through early September) will include 8-10 day stretches of camping at remote sites. The ecologist will be responsible for field-season logistics, sampling, and overseeing the work of 2 field technicians. Minimum qualification is a M.S. or equivalent in Ecology or related field and at least 3 months of job-related field experience in dendrochronology and vegetation sampling; also requires skills in data management, interpretation, and analysis. The position is open to U.S. citizens; veteran’s preferences apply. Starts May 2010; One year initial appointment, plus probable extension of 6 months; possibility of further extension of another 4-6 months dependent on funding. Monthly salary: ~$3900. Position closes February 8. Applicants must apply via the www.usajobs.gov website. Search on Job Announcement Number: WR-2010-0158. Send inquiries to Dr. Douglas Shinneman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/28/10.
USGS Snake River Field Station: Avian Ecologist is being recruited to study bird-habitat relationships in aspen woodlands of the northern Nevada mountains as part of a collaborative project on the effects of climate change on aspen and aspen-associated avian species. Opportunity for involvement in all stages of research including planning and logistics, data management and queries, advanced analyses and model building, presentations, and writing publications. The position is located in Boise, ID and is part of the USGS, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Snake River Field Station. Applicant should have substantial experience in identifying western songbirds by ear, working in remote environments, and using GPS and topo maps for navigation. Desired experience includes the use of geographic information systems (GIS), advanced statistical software (e.g., SAS), and database applications (e.g., ACCESS). Also desired is an understanding of bird-habitat models that include both GIS-based and field-based explanatory variables, various general linear modeling techniques (e.g., negative binomial distributions, zero-inflated models, mixed models), avian detection analyses (e.g., program Distance, Presence), and model-selection using AIC. Applicant should be willing to spend much of the field season (late May through August) in the field, including 8-10 day stretches of camping at remote sites. Experience with ATVs is a plus. The ecologist will be responsible for field-season logistics, conducting point counts and vegetation sampling, and overseeing the work of up to 8 field technicians doing the same. Qualifications: Minimum qualification is a M.Sc. or equivalent in ecology, wildlife biology, or related field and at least 3 months of job-related field experience in identifying songbirds by ear, and experience with data management, interpretation, and analysis as indicated above. The position is open to U.S. citizens; veteran’s preferences apply. Approximate monthly salary is $3900. Expected Start Date: late March 2010. One year initial appointment, plus probable extension of 6 months; possibility of further extension of another 4-6 months dependent on funding. How to apply: Please send early inquiry to Dr. Susan Earnst at email@example.com so that I can keep you apprised of the application process. Applicants must apply via the www.usajobs.gov website when the position officially opens (in early January). Application deadline is unknown at this point but will be approx. 3 weeks after position opens. Posted: 12/23/09.
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Biological Science Technician GS-0404-08. The USGS's Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring 2 full time biological science technicians to support research in amphibian populations in the northeastern United States. This is a term position: to be filled for a term of one year, renewable for up to three additional years. The technician will be a member of a science team conducting amphibian surveys at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia (e.g. C&O Canal National Historic Park, Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince William Forest Park, Rock Creek Park, and Shenandoah National Park). Field work involves identifying, catching, measuring, and marking amphibians, and collecting water quality and environmental data. The technician 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 fieldwork will be conducted as part of teams of 2-3 people, so a demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with a group is imperative. In addition, the technician provides support for the ARMI lead researcher by completing data processing (data entry and quality control). The technician creates summaries, and conducts preliminary analyses as directed by supervisory researchers. The technician also completes graphical presentations of field and laboratory data as needed for publication and other presentations. The position also requires database and website management. Previous field experience with amphibians common in the Northeast US is highly recommended. The position requires the use of GPS units, digital cameras, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access). The successful applicant may also be asked to mark amphibians with injectable florescent elastomer. Most of the work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions or in rain. The position requires good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the field (including some night-time surveys) and hiking with up to 25 pounds of equipment. Some overnight travel may be required. The position will be located at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD, and will be advertised at the GS-08 level ($45-59k). Please apply for the position through the usajobs.gov website, search under position # ER-2009-0434. For more information contact: Evan Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org). Closes: October 27, 2009. Posted: 10/7/09.
University of Alaska Fairbanks: We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to help to manage an ecosystem ecology laboratory and assist research personnel in measurements of ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water, and energy fluxes based on eddy covariance methods. This position will be key to an "International Polar Year -- Arctic Observatory Network" project funded by the National Science Foundation with goals of detecting climate change in the Arctic and its effects on global systems. This position will also be key to a project funded by the U.S. Geological Survey to understand the impacts of climate change in the Yukon River Basin of boreal Alaska. Duties will include: (1) assist with the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of micrometeorological instruments, (2) perform data downloads, apply data corrections (U-star, Burba) and gap-filling routines, perform preliminary analysis, and quality checks, (3) interact with site investigators, and (4) assist with data summary and analysis. Field work will include several 2-3 week trips per year, plus additional trips to maintain the continuous measurements at the field sites. Fieldwork will be based primarily at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska and at the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research site near Fairbanks, with some travel to and work at the North East Science Station in Cherskii, Russia. The desired candidate will possess: (1) demonstrated experience with Campbell Scientific dataloggers, datalogger programming), data collection software, communication peripherals, and sensors, (2) strong personal communication and quantitative skills, (3) self-motivation, independence and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as ability and willingness to work with site investigators, and (4) excellent organizational and documentation skills. Required qualifications include a Master's or Bachelor's degree in biogeochemistry, Earth system science, atmospheric science, biometeorology, micrometeorology, or related fields, and/or significant experience with eddy flux systems and biogeochemical processes. The candidate will also need to possess a valid U.S. driver's license. The successful candidate will be based at the Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF, but she/he will also interact with scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte email@example.com, who is the supervisor for this position or Dr. Eugenie Euskirchen firstname.lastname@example.org, who will also work closely with the successful applicant. This is a full-time fixed term position with benefits, with initial appointment for one year and potential for repeated renewal upon satisfactory performance. You must Apply online, as we cannot accept your application any other way. For your application, you will need to include a letter of application, a c.v. or resume, transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In your letter of application, please explain how your experience, training, and professional goals will apply to this project, and include anything that you think will convince us you are the right person for the job. Letters of recommendation may be sent to: Margo Griffith, Employment Coordinator, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P. O. Box 757000, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000. For full consideration, you must complete the application process by June 21, 2010. Posted: 6/9/10.
University of Alaska Fairbanks: We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to operate, develop, and maintain a meteorological station and to provide data management and quality assurance of meteorological data collected by the Environmental Data Center (EDC) for the Toolik Field Station (TFS). The goal of the EDC is to collect and manage data on key environmental drivers and biological responders to climate change in the local Toolik environs. This baseline data is provided to the science community of Toolik for their use as background and context for framing specific questions and hypotheses about plant and animal adaptation to the Arctic, the structure and function of arctic ecosystems, and responses and feedback of the arctic environment to climate change. Duties include: (1) develop, operate, and maintain weather stations in an arctic field location, (2) program, deploy, maintain and calibrate meteorological sensors, Campbell Scientific and other dataloggers, time-lapse cameras and other instrumentation, (3) provide quality assurance and quality control of climate data to meet NSF Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) data standards, (4) integrate data availability with LTER, GIS and web-based data server teams, and develop real-time availability of meteorological data on our web site, (5) upgrade sensors on the climate station as funds become available, and (6) contribute to the further development of the climate data collection component of the EDC. This position requires residence at TFS half to three-quarters time from mid-May through September of each year; otherwise the job location is at UAF. The desired candidate will possess: (1) demonstrated experience with Campbell Scientific dataloggers, datalogger programming (PC208W and PC900), data collection software, communication peripherals, and sensors, (2) strong personal communication and quantitative skills, (3) self-motivation, independence and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as ability and willingness to work with site investigators, and (4) excellent organizational and documentation skills. Desired qualifications include Bachelor's degree in Meteorology or related fields, and/or significant experience with meteorological instrumentation. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte (email@example.com), the supervisor for this position. This is a full-time position with benefits. To apply, use: www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=70388. In your application, include a cover letter, c.v. or resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In your cover letter, explain how your experience, training, and professional goals apply to this project, and anything you think will convince us you are the right person for the job. For full consideration, you must apply by June 8, 2010.
University of Alaska Fairbanks: We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to manage the Environmental Data Center (EDC) for the Toolik Field Station (TFS). The goal of the EDC is to collect and manage data on key environmental drivers and biological responders to climate change in the local Toolik environs. This baseline data is provided to the science community of Toolik for their use as background and context for framing specific questions and hypotheses about plant and animal adaptation to the Arctic, the structure and function of arctic ecosystems, and responses and feedback of the arctic environment to climate change. Duties include: (1) Manage the collection of data on plant phenology and arrival, departure, status and abundance of birds in the Toolik region, (2) summarize these data, develop protocols, provide quality assurance and quality control, and provide metadata, (3) integrate availability of all EDC data (including climate data) with GIS and web-based server team and make them available to the public via the EDC website, (4) assist in the further development of the Biodiversity/phenology program with guidance from TFS management and the external EDC science advisory committee, (6) manage core and general-use field and laboratory equipment for TFS scientists and (5) serve as lead to the TFS EDC climate technician and summer seasonal staff. This position requires residence at TFS half to three-quarters time from mid-May through September of each year; otherwise the job location is at UAF. The desired candidate will possess: (1) Familiarity with biological monitoring protocols developed in other arctic settings, and knowledge of arctic birds, vegetation, and small mammals and their life history stages, (2) strong written and oral communication and quantitative skills, (3) self-motivation, independence and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as ability and willingness to work with site investigators, (4) excellent organizational and documentation skills, and (5) prior supervisory experience. Desired qualifications include M.S., B.S. or B.A. in the Biological Sciences with a background in plant ecology, population biology of plants or animals, and/or significant experience. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte (firstname.lastname@example.org), the supervisor for this position. This is a full-time position with benefits. To apply, use: www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=70387. In your application, include a cover letter, c.v. or resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. In your cover letter, explain how your experience, training, and professional goals apply to this project, and anything you think will convince us you are the right person for the job. For full consideration, you must apply by June 9, 2010. Posted: 6/1/10.
University of Arizona: We are currently seeking a full-time Research Technician to assist with plant physiological and ecosystem ecology research at the University of Arizona. Our research is focused on understanding the interactive effects of climate and vegetation change on plant, soil, and ecosystem carbon and water dynamics in semiarid systems. Current projects center on measuring these smaller-scale component fluxes and ecosystem carbon, water, and energy flux using eddy covariance techniques. We maintain field sites in the Santa Rita Experimental Range, on Mt. Bigelow in the Santa Catalina Mountains, and at Biosphere2. Starting pay will range from roughly $25K to $28K per year depending on experience and educational background. Essential Position Responsibilities: * Perform skilled procedures, tests and analyses requiring the delicate manipulation and/or fine adjustments to field equipment; * Supervise, monitor, and coordinate work of undergraduate research assistants; * Assist in the coordination of research activities; * Assist in the design and implementation of field and laboratory techniques; * Create and manage databases for studies which includes setting up database and associated data entry programs and retrieving data from database for purposes of analyses or data review; * Translate research results into information for communication to the public, including K-12 educators; * Co-authors or authors research papers and manuscripts for publication and presents them at conferences and workshops. For questions about the position send inquiries to Dr. Greg Barron-Gafford (email@example.com). To apply, see the posting at https://www.uacareertrack.com/ (search for Job Number 45435). Review date: 6/18/10, but open until filled. Posted: 6/8/10.
University of Arizona: Associate Engineer, for design of systems for atmospheric and ecosystem measurements, starting summer 2010. Biosphere 2 (at University of Arizona) seeks a creative engineer with background in design, construction, deployment and maintenance of robust automated field instrumentation. This position will provide self-starting individuals with opportunity to manage instrumentation projects and collaborate with research scientists using the instrumentation for research. Initial projects support deployment of new laser spectrometers to measure isotopes in atmospheric CH4 and CO2 at field sites (in northern Sweden, and Brazilian Amazon), and in Biosphere 2, the unique enclosed ecosystem near Tucson, AZ. Candidates should have training/experience in mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering, and familiarity with computer-aided design and data acquisition. Relevant experience includes pressure and flow control, thermal management, electronics, and optics. Additional background in measurement of isotope ratios in gases or materials (including design of calibration to maintain traceable high-accuracy), or of biosphere-atmosphere fluxes, is a strong plus. Apply at: https://www.uacareertrack.com/ (job number 44952). See also (Prof. Saleska's lab group). Review date: 4/23/10. Posted: 4/12/10.
University of Arizona: The Lohse lab in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment seeks a full-time time research specialist to work on a newly funded project in Tucson, Arizona examining export and sources of nitrogen in arid- to semi-arid urban stream ecosystems. The position will involve a combination of field work, lab work, and administration. The primary role of the research specialist in the first year will be to coordinate instrumentation, collection, and chemical analysis of runoff samples from automated runoff collectors. Preferred candidates will have experience with hydrology, chemistry, ISCO samplers, and isotopes. Other duties will include soil analysis and general lab tasks such as ordering supplies and managing undergraduates. Field research can be physically strenuous, including some long days outside in hot conditions, and will involve some travel. Possible late hours may be associated with late afternoon/early evening runoff events and associated collection and processing. Applicants should have a BA/BS + 2 year experience or MS degree in ecology, hydrology, biology, chemistry or related field and firsthand experience with automated runoff collectors. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with demonstrated research skills. The successful candidate will also be someone who is genuinely excited by the research with a strong desire to learn and the ability to troubleshoot. Above all, the candidate must be personable and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. For information or to apply, please visit https://www.uacareertrack.com/ and search University of Arizona for job listing number 44136. Posted: 11/3/09.
University of California, Berkeley: A full-time position as lab manager and field researcher working on pollination and pest control services is available in the Kremen lab. This is a 2 yr term position with possible extension, beginning mid-March or early April 2010. Applicants need to apply through http://jobs.berkeley.edu. To view the job descriptions, click on "Search and Apply for Jobs Now!" "View Job Posting/Apply for Job". Search for job# 10457 (Laboratory Assistant II). To apply, you must post your application through this website (after you create an account). We will be screening applications as they come in, beginning late Feb. The position will be based out of Berkeley and Davis and will require the successful applicants to live in or around Berkeley during the winter and Berkeley or Davis during the field season. Major Job Activities: During the fall and winter months, the laboratory technician will be responsible for general laboratory managerial tasks such as taking care of equipment, organizing the lab space, and preparing the lab for lab safety inspections. They will conduct digitizing and classification of landscapes using ArcGIS, process bee and other insect specimens, manage databases, assist with hiring and supervising undergraduate laboratory and field assistants, and help co-ordinate setup of summer field monitoring and experiments. The successful applicant will take a lead role in running the field work using established protocols. While all training will be provided, the successful candidate will be required to work in the field and lab without direct supervision and supervise other assistants. This is a long-term, continuous position, subject to the availability of funding. Posted: 2/22/10.
University of California, Davis: A full-time 2 year lab and field researcher position working on pollination as an ecosystem service and plant restoration is available in the Williams lab. Start date: March 2010. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may contact Neal Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly, however this position will be posted shortly and you will need to apply through the UC Employment website. We are initiating two multi-year projects targeting pollinator biodiversity and pollination service in agricultural landscapes. The primary project is part of a multi-region effort to develop native forb mixtures to promote bee populations and pollination service in intensive agricultural landscapes. This blends research on cultivation of native plants in different scenarios and monitoring of bees. The second project explores the relation of biodiversity and stability of ecological function. It focuses on assessing the importance of local and landscape scale factors affecting the delivery and stability of pollination to crops by native bees. These projects provide an excellent opportunity to develop skills in native plant restoration, bee biology, sustainable agriculture and conservation outreach. Our lab is part of a vibrant ecology and entomology group at UC Davis. During the field season the technician will be responsible for monitoring establishment of native plants, leading monitoring of native bees and others insects at test plots and in watermelon fields associated with the plantings. In the lab this technician will work on processing/ currating insect and flower specimens from the field season, classifying landscape using ARCGIS, as well as supporting other projects and helping to maintain the functioning lab. Through the year technician will help to coordinate interactions with farmers and conservation organizations, and other research groups in the region with whom we interact frequently and collaboratively. Following initial training the individual will be expected to work independently to address challenges as they arise and to coordinate the field research, interface with farmers and summarize data from field and lab activities. Skills and Qualifications: · Strong interest in conservation biology, pollination biology, entomology and/or field ecology · Attention to detail (will be collecting and working with original data from multiple projects) · Ability to work independently and supervise a team in a research environment · Previous field experience (preferably with native bees) · Basic computer skills (Word, Excel) · Basic wet lab skills, microscopy · Valid driver’s license · Ability to work in field under hot sunny conditions for long hours · Degree in biology or related field (ecology, insect conservation, plant biology) Additional Qualifications: · Knowledge of California Flora · Basic facility with ArcGIS. Application requirements: Cover letter briefly detailing interest, CV, list of 3 references who are familiar with your scholarship, research ability, experience and potential. Note: there are two positions being posted separately-please indicate the position of interest. Posted: 2/26/10.
University of California, Los Angeles: A Laboratory Technician position is available on a NSF-funded project that investigates temperature-mediated trait variation in host-parasitoid communities. Responsibilities include maintaining live insect cultures, conducting experiments on temperature effects in walk-in chambers, microscopic analysis of parasitism, and data entry and analysis. Applicants should have a B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Entomology or a related discipline. Those with a M.S. degree in these areas are also encouraged to apply. Prior research experience with insects is required. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year depending on performance and funding. Salary would be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should apply online at: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/ (job requisition number 14310), and have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Priyanga Amarasekare (e-mail: email@example.com). Posted: 3/15/10.
University of California, Santa Barbara: Research Assistant positions supporting development of Ecosystem and Ocean Health Indices, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Timeframe: 1 year starting as soon as possible; with funding for an additional year likely Two research assistants are sought to work closely with the ecosystem health working group (EHWG) and Ocean Health Index (OHI) projects, funded through NCEAS. Each research assistant will support the work being conducted by a post-doctoral researcher assigned to one of the two projects. Specific responsibilities: The Research Assistant will be expected to help with all research tasks of the post-doctoral researcher. S/he will conduct specialized database searches and provide concise summaries of these searches under direct supervision of a post-doctoral researcher tasked with developing and testing indicators of ecosystem condition. S/he will help prepare reports and communications (memos, presentations), under direction supervision, for presentation to the larger, multi-institution OHI collaboration. S/he will help occasionally with logistics and planning project meetings. Minimum requirements: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Studies, Statistics, or related fields. Must work well in a collaborative research environment. A Master’s degree in one of the above fields is desirable. To apply, please visit https://jobs.ucsb.edu and click on ‘Search Positions’ in the upper left corner and then search keyword ‘ocean’. Applications are due by Feb. 4, 2010. Posted: 1/26/10.
University of California, Santa Cruz: The Institute of Marine Sciences seeks a Specialist/Quantitative Scientist to work with the National Marine Fisheries Service to conduct applied research pertaining to the conservation and management of an endangered Pacific salmon population. The appointee will work as part of a team to design, implement, and analyze population-level models as part of an effort to develop a new ocean fishery management framework for Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon, which has been listed under the Endangered Species Act since 1989. This work will contribute directly to the National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion for ocean fisheries and have relevance to future salmon fishery management on the west coast of the United States. Results derived from this research will be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals, published as reports, and presented at scientific conferences. Annual Salary: $38-62k, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum Qualifications: M.S. in fisheries biology, applied mathematics, statistics, ecology, or related subject. Strong quantitative skills and a desire to work on resource management problems. Ability to construct and analyze population dynamics and statistical models. Programming experience, preferably using the R computing environment. Knowledge and/or willingness to learn about the biology, ecology, and population dynamics of Pacific salmon. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong communication and interpersonal skills. Initial appointment is for one year, full time, with possibility of extension for a second year. Should hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. In addition, reappointment is contingent upon availability of funding. Start Date: As soon as possible. To Apply: Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) a cover letter describing research experience, and (3) two letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, mail submissions may be sent to: Michael O'Farrell, NMFS/SWFSC, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Please refer to Position #T10-40 in all correspondence. Inquiries can be sent to Michael O'Farrell. Note: In order to comply with security measures at the National Marine Fisheries Service (a federal facility on the UCSC campus), the selected candidate will be required to obtain a low-sensitivity federal security clearance, be fingerprinted, and wear a photo I.D. badge. Occasional travel for periods up to one week may be required. Initial review of applications will begin on June 7, 2010. Posted: 7/7/09, revised: 5/10/10.
University of Cincinnati: A full-time technician is available early 2010 in the laboratory of Regina Baucom in the Dept of Biological Sciences. General research in the laboratory centers on projects concerning adaptation to environmental stresses in morning glory species and other weedy plants, as well as metagenomics and plant comparative genomics. Duties will include working at the University’s main campus in Cincinnati, OH and a nearby field research site. A one year commitment is desired, and preference will be given to a candidate who can commit to a second year. The technician will be responsible for basic lab and greenhouse set-up and maintenance, the maintenance of large field and greenhouse experiments, and performing molecular genetics studies. While programming experience is desired (either perl or C), proficiency in a programming language is not required, although comfort with performing basic blasts at the command line and a willingness to learn further informatics techniques is necessary. Basic molecular techniques such as DNA isolation, PCR and cloning are also desired. Ideally, the candidate should have a BA or BS in biology, genetics, horticulture or plant sciences, previous experience performing independent research, the ability to work well in a group environment, and the willingness to supervise undergraduates. The position is ideal for a highly motivated person interested in gaining field and laboratory skills prior to starting graduate school or other work in the life sciences. While I cannot accept official applications until this position is created at the University level, if this would be a position in which you might be interested, please email a CV, a cover letter of qualifications and interests, and the names and contact information of three references to email@example.com. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at the above email. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2010 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 12/10/09.
University of Colorado: Laboratory Technician - Beetle ecology and systematic and landscape fragmentation. The lab of Dr. Kendi Davies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is looking for a technician to sort pitfall trap specimens to species (for beetles) and assist with field work in an large scale habitat fragmentation experiment in Australia. Duties: Supervise undergraduate team to sort samples to order and family, help create photographic keys to beetle families and study species (we have a reference collection), help to sort beetle specimens to species, assist with fieldwork in Australia, train other laboratory users. Qualifications: BS or BA required with a strong background in entomology. Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their experience and interests and a CV in pdf or .doc along with the names and contact information of 3 references to Kendi Davies (Kendi.Davies@colorado.edu). The position will remain open until filled but ideally will start in February 2009. Posted: 12/14/09.
University of Florida: The Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit seeks a candidate to serve as a Field Project Supervisor for a global climate change project on the West Coast of Florida. The position will be based in Gainesville, FL, but field work will be completed on the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and includes vegetation and raptor surveys and small mammal trapping. Housing will be provided when in the field. The position includes hiring/supervising field technicians, data collection/entry, data analysis, and writing. Supervisor will be totally involved in all aspects of the project. A successful candidate will have a MS in Ecology or a related discipline and experience supervising field crews, trapping small mammals, surveying raptors, and wetland vegetation collection/identification. Experience with airboats is a huge bonus, but experience with motorboats is critical. Candidates must be able to work independently, in hot/cold/buggy/wet conditions, and use critical thinking skills in the field. The position will begin in November 2009 and run for at least 1.5 years with a possibility of extension. Salary is $35-40K/year (based on experience) and includes benefits. Candidates should email a cover letter and resume, including 3 references, to Dr. Christa Zweig (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/1/09.
University of Florida: Research Technician in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, Dr. Christine W. Miller. I am seeking a motivated individual to work as a full-time research technician. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory, greenhouse, and field research on projects related to animal behavior and evolution. Other important responsibilities will be the supervision of undergraduate research assistants and maintaining an orderly laboratory. Opportunities will exist to contribute to experimental design, analysis, and the co-authoring of manuscripts. Research in my lab explores the expression and evolution of sexually-selected traits and behaviors. In particular I am interested in how natural environmental variation affects the elaborate ornaments and weapons of sexual selection as well as mate preferences and mate choice. Research includes field studies, insect breeding in a greenhouse setting, behavioral observations, and morphometric analysis. My primary research organisms are the leaf-footed bugs, Family Coreidae (Hemiptera). Minimal Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, prior research experience, the ability to work well with others in a supervisory role, and a good understanding of the fields of animal behavior and evolution. Previous supervisory experiences are desirable, though not required. To apply: Please email a CV, a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications, and the names and contact information of three references to email@example.com. Please write "Ecolog: Technician Position" in the subject line. Informal inquiries are also encouraged. Review of applications will begin August 17, 2009 and continue until an outstanding candidate is found. Posted: 8/10/09.
University of Georgia: A full-time research technician position is available starting Feb 2010 in the laboratory of Shu-Mei Chang in the Department of Plant Biology. The general research interests of lab are to understand how evolutionary and ecological factors may influence the mating systems in flowering plants. Current projects include conservation genetics of endangered species, evolution of separate sexes in flowering plants and functional analyses of male traits in hermaphroditic plants. Field and greenhouse experiments are a big component of these projects so it is crucial that the candidate can work outdoor and in the greenhouse in conditions that can be demanding, including working in hot GA summer weather. Responsibilities also include bench work in the laboratory, such as DNA extraction, PCR, allozymes and microsatellite DNA genotyping, and measuring morphological and life history traits of plants. Candidates are expected to have some basic knowledge on laboratory techniques such as PCR and DNA extraction. Other duties include: overseeing day-to-day management of the laboratory including the purchasing of supplies and equipment; insuring proper operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment; entering and managing electronic data files; working with undergraduate research assistants; maintaining greenhouse plants, and training of student workers. The position is ideal for a highly motivated person interested in gaining field and laboratory skills prior to starting graduate school or other work in the life sciences. Requirements for the position are a bachelor's degree in biology, plant biology, ecology, evolution, or a related field as well as basic computer skills. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, positive attitude, excellent communication and organization skills, and the desire to acquire new field and laboratory research skills. Research experience in plants and an enthusiasm for field work will be advantageous. To apply, please send a CV, a letter describing research background and interests and names and contact information of two references to Shu-Mei Chang, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/1/09.
University of Guelph: Research Assistant in Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The successful candidate will oversee field and greenhouse experiments designed to examine sex ratio evolution in wild plant populations, take part in other lab research projects in evolutionary and physiological ecology, and participate in day-to-day lab management. We seek a candidate who can work independently and has some background in plant ecology and/or evolutionary biology, either through coursework or previous research. Background in plant reproductive biology or plant physiological ecology would be desirable, but is not essential. The position is suitable for those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in biology and are seeking additional research experience prior to entering graduate or professional programs. There will be opportunities to develop an independent project related to current research in our labs. We are currently accepting applications, and will do so until the position is filled. The position will start in early August 2010. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be extended. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes benefits. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, and the contact information for three references to Christina (Chris) Caruso (email@example.com) or Hafiz Maherali (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Posted: 3/31/10.
University of Minnesota: The Institute on the Environment is seeking a program coordinator to participate in a new interdisciplinary project, Reinventing the Boreal Forest: Bolstering Resilience (Economic, Societal, and Ecological) in an Era of Transformational Change. The goal of the project involves partnering with local, state, national, and international academic, government, industry and environmental organizations to better understand and manage boreal forests in Minnesota and elsewhere, within the context of complex interactions with humans in the face of climate, economic and social change. The coordinator will be an integral part of a team of people who have experience and expertise in a range of ecological, economic, social, and other aspects of boreal forest science and management. The coordinator will work closely with those on the team as they develop both quantitative, technical data-driven projections of future conditions and multi-stakeholder future scenarios; and design and implement landscape-scale management strategies. The project coordinator will work closely with a PhD-level forest ecologist and a Ph.D. sustainability scientist, both to be hired for the project. The project coordinator will coordinate and manage the overall project which will include developing and working with state-wide, diverse, stakeholder teams, including not only making all arrangements for statewide workshops including scheduling, locations, food, workshop materials, etc. but smoothly implementing the details as well. S/he will be fully engaged with all aspects of the project. The coordinator will also steward stakeholder relationships by coordinating the design, development and dissemination of the project results and reports, including outreach materials (brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, etc.). Deadline: December 15, 2009 and will be filled as soon as a suitable, qualified, candidate is identified. Qualifications: Candidate should have a MS or BS in forestry (forest management, forest science, etc.) and a familiarity with the boreal forest in Minnesota. Other qualifications include: strong organizational abilities, excellent written and oral communication skills, solid computer skills (including MS Excel and MS Office), ability to keep accurate records, good interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, careful attention to detail, a valid MN driver’s license, and the ability to travel to workshop sites as required. Salary $31-50k plus benefits, depending on experience. All applications must be submitted through https://employment.umn.edu/, requisition number 164084. Candidates must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a statement of relevant career accomplishments. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to email@example.com Direct inquiries to: Peter Reich, Director, Reinventing the Boreal Forest, phone: (612) 612-624-4270; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . Posted: 11/30/09.
University of Montana: Ecologist. The Montana Natural Heritage Program serves as the state's principle source of information on species, habitats and landscapes of conservation concern. The Ecologist works closely with other staff ecologists, the botanist, database specialists, and public and private partners to document the distribution, dynamics and management of Montana's ecological diversity. The Ecologist is a regular, full-time position supervised by the Ecologist/Projects Manager or Senior Ecologist, and may lead work teams or supervise interns, student employees or volunteers as appropriate. Principle duties include: 1) interpreting and classifying ecological systems in the field and through remotely-sensed imagery; 2) integrating data into spatial and tabular databases, and map layers; 3) conducting vegetation surveys in wetland and upland ecosystems, 4) carrying out QA/QC and hydrogeomorphic classification procedures on wetland maps; 5) producing assessments, reports, information summaries and maps for presentations, publications, and the internet; and 6) effectively representing MTNHP to partners, information users, and landowners. For a copy of the full job ad, contact Dr. Linda Vance at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2010. Posted: 4/19/10.
University of Nevada Las Vegas: Research Assistant needed to assist in building predictive habitat distribution models and quantify habitat relationships across several bird species within southern Nevada. Results will be used to inform conservation efforts. The successful candidate will show interest and experience in habitat suitability assessment and predictive modeling using remote sensing data and GIS analyses. We seek an individual familiar with niche factor analysis, regression analysis with spatial prediction, generalized linear and additive models, principle components analysis, and remote sensing/image analysis. Working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS is required, and a familiarity with GRASS GIS, R, SQLite is desired. You will be working with a diverse, fast-paced team of university and agency ecologists in the Las Vegas area. You should be a self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, who shows attention to detail and good communication skills both verbal and written. Post-masters preferred. Some outdoor work will be required and you must be able to hike in rugged terrain, carrying a heavy pack or equipment under challenging desert conditions. The salary range is $2667 - $2834 per month depending on experience. You must possess a valid driver’s license. A letter of appointment will be monthly for one year only starting as soon as possible, with health insurance after three months. Interested individuals should send a brief email with attached cover letter and resume-CV to Dr. Jef Jaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org); please state “Research Assistant” in your email subject header to avoid filters. Posted: 9/14/09.
University of Nevada, Reno: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) seeks a full time (12 month) Rangeland Ecologist. The Rangeland Ecologist has primary responsibility for conducting experimental studies for multi-disciplinary ecology research projects and then collecting and analyzing data and samples from those studies. The overall goals of these projects are to identify ecological concepts, to investigate management and restoration strategies, and to understand ecosystem dynamics, especially as they relate to biodiversity and global change, wildfire, and other critical ecological issues. Qualifications: Master's Degree and one year of experience in to include sampling design, research methodology, collection, analysis, and publishing of data from process-based ecological field studies. Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills. Please apply online. Application Due: 04/13/2010. Posted: 4/12/10.
University of New Mexico: Research technician. The Department of Biology has support for a highly motivated individual interested in working on a DOE funded collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) addressing the hydraulic mechanisms of survival and mortality of piñon and juniper trees during drought. The recent drought in the southwestern USA has caused widespread mortality of piñon pine; however, the exact causes of mortality and survival remain the subject of debate. Field work will be located at a woodland site within the Sevilleta LTER where ecosystem-scale manipulations of water availability are ongoing. The experimental manipulations and measurements are already installed, thus the primary responsibilities of the technician will be overall site management and maintenance of both the experimental infrastructure and continuous measurements, leading and/or assisting field campaigns, and data analyses. Opportunities for co- and lead-authoring manuscripts are substantial. The University of New Mexico and LANL have a strong group in physiological ecology, ecosystem science and eco-hydrology presenting many opportunities for interaction with scientists in related areas. Required qualifications include a BSc at the time of appointment, research experience in related fields, effective written and oral communication skills, and willingness to work in a team environment. Experience with dataloggers, gas exchange instrumentation, sapflow, water relations and hydraulic measurements, isotopes, carbohydrates, process modeling, and irrigation or construction experience are desirable. For more information contact Will Pockman (email@example.com) and Nate McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will only be accepted at http://UNMJobs.unm.edu (filter for Biology Department). Posted: 11/30/09.
University of Oklahoma: Laboratory Technician (Lab/Research Technician III), University of Oklahoma Biological Station, Kingston, Oklahoma. The laboratory of Dr. Brian Langerhans is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills to serve as laboratory technician, overseeing and implementing a range of activities centered on studying the evolutionary ecology of fishes. The position is a 12-month, full-time position with benefits. The ideal candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. (or equivalent years of experience) in a biological science or related field, prior experience working in a research laboratory, familiarity with computer software for data entry and organization, knowledge of scientific principles, and a basic understanding of ecological and evolutionary concepts. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, and can range from $11.00 - $13.40 per hour, plus benefits. Primary duties include general lab maintenance, live-fish care, imaging, specimen handling and preparation, tissue sampling, specimen cataloging, data entry and manipulation, digital archival and creation of biotic databases, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, and sequencing of genes. After initial training regarding procedures and techniques, the technician should be capable of effectively performing most tasks independently within a couple of months on the job. A driver’s license is required, as travel to OU main campus in Norman, OK and field sites will occasionally occur. The Biological Station is situated on Lake Texoma in a rural, lake-side environment. A fully-furnished rental apartment (only ~5 years old) is available on site for $390 per month. A signed lease is required for rental, and no pets are allowed. To apply, send the following materials to Dr. Brian Langerhans (email@example.com): 1) a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position, 2) a resume or CV, and 3) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please contact Brian Langerhans (firstname.lastname@example.org, 903-870-6383) with any questions. Position to start approximately September, 2009. Posted: 8/17/09.
University of Oregon: The Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has an opening for a research technician in biogeochemistry/microbial ecology to work with Drs. Scott Bridgham, Qusheng Jin, and Brendan Bohannan. The individual hired for this position will work on two projects that are examining underlying mechanisms that explain the large observed variation in rates of anaerobic carbon cycling and efficiency of methane production in wetland soils and lake sediments. M.S. in appropriate field or B.S. with the equivalent of a M.S. in experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in biogeochemistry and/or in molecular microbiology. Review of applications will begin on Jan. 6, 2010 with the position open until filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by that date. Salary is dependent upon experience. Includes benefits. Please mail a cover letter with a current CV and contact information for three references to Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Posting #9329, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289 or via e-mail to email@example.com. Questions about this position can be addressed to Scott Bridgham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/14/09.
University of Pittsburgh: We invite applications for a full-time Research Specialist/Laboratory Manager position for the Stable Isotope Laboratory for Earth and Environmental Science Research in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science. This facility currently houses two IsoPrime mass spectrometers (one dedicated continuous flow and one dedicated dual inlet instrument) and associated peripheral devices (Trace Gas, EuroVector TC/EA, Multi-Prep, and Gilson autosamplers). The laboratory facility supports the research of multiple faculty in the Department of Geology & Planetary Science. Primary research objectives include: 1) the application of innovative stable isotope tracers (N, O, C, S) of hydrological, atmospheric, and biological interactions, and 2) utilization of carbonate and organic matter stable isotope proxies in high-resolution Holocene climate reconstructions and investigations of the role of environmental change in cultural development and human-environment interactions. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) the operation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation; 2) the training and supervision of students, laboratory assistants, and other users; 3) data reduction, maintenance of laboratory quality control and sample tracking databases; and 4) oversight and assistance with sample preparation. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting nitrate isotope analyses using the “microbial denitrifier method” and experience with or interest in developing mass-independent nitrate isotope capabilities. The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a B.S. degree in geosciences or a related field, and 3 years experience with light stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers and peripherals. Candidates with a graduate degree in a relevant discipline and at least 3 years experience with multiple preparation devices will be given preference. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, attentive to detail, and possess excellent organizational skills. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. To formally apply to position number 0127251, go to www.pitt.edu and click the “Employment” link in the left column, and then “Staff Opportunities”. In addition, a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references should be sent by email to Lorrie Robbins, Department Manager, at email@example.com. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Emily Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. Posted: 10/20/09.
University of South Carolina: Wetland biogeochemistry technician. A grant-funded Research Specialist I position is available at USC’s Baruch Marine Field Laboratory (Georgetown, SC) to examine the biogeochemical impacts of salt-water intrusion on carbon cycling in tidal freshwater marshes. The successful candidate will help conduct experiments to look at the effects of salt-water intrusion on ecosystem primary production and decomposition, understand how flooding affects rates and pathways of marsh-atmosphere-water exchanges, and determine how persistent, multi-year exposure to salt-water affects pools of soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. The research will include measurements of carbon dioxide and methane gas fluxes during low and high tides, porewater chemistry, and soil carbon/nitrogen/phosphorus contents in experimental marsh plots in South Carolina, where salinity has been manipulated since June 2008. The candidate must be comfortable working in the field throughout the year and in the laboratory. A M.S. degree in a relevant field or a B.S. degree plus two years of related experience is required. Experience in wetland science and/or biogeochemistry is desired, as is prior experience with gas flux techniques and/or dissolved inorganic carbon measurements. Funding is initially available for one year. This position includes full benefits. A full description of the position and duties can be found at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. Applications must be submitted through the USC job website and must include a cover letter, vita/resume, and contact information for at least three references. Evaluation of applications will begin on 12 March 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is May 1, 2010. For specific questions about the position, please contact Scott Neubauer (email@example.com). See also: Wetland Biogeochemistry Lab. Posted: 3/15/10.
University of Tennessee: Research Associate II - Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, salary $34-37k/yr, Full Time. The goal of the Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan is to foster balance between economic development and conservation of threatened and endangered species in Cumberland, Morgan and Scott counties of Tennessee. There are two primary principles underlying the development of the HCP: first, the use of best available science in decision making and second, the engagement and active participation of the local community in developing the HCP. The research associate will coordinate and facilitate all outreach, education and communication activities with community partners. This person will also work closely with other HCP staff in organizing and facilitating key tasks in the development of the HCP. Master's degree plus one to two years experience or equivalent education and experience. Preference given to those with education and/or experiences in both the biological fields and social sciences. Demonstrated collaborative team leadership abilities. Excellent written and oral communication abilities. Ability to work with a broad range of diverse interests within a network of multiple teams and committees. Desired skills are good collaborative communication skills - listening and speaking; demonstrated ability to work towards innovative and creative outcomes; ability to effectively work with diverse and conflicting issues; good conceptual and systemic thinker; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; willingness to travel, primarily day trips; ability to make professional presentations to a variety of groups; open to people of various ideologies and cultural backgrounds. This is a grant funded position. Apply with resume, references and letter of application to: Dr. David Ostermeier, The University of Tennessee, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/27/09.
University of Texas at Austin: Research Assistant: Global Climate Change, Bioenergy, and Eco-Physiology. Position stationed at the USDA-ARS Grassland, Soil and Water Research Lab., Temple, TX. The Section of Integrative Biology has a position (the first of two) available for a full-time research technician in a multi-location study examining switchgrass ecology and physiology under expected future rainfall regimes. This position is under the direction of Dr. Jim Kiniry (USDA-ARS, Temple, TX). Field research will be physically strenuous, include long days in hot and humid conditions, and regular travel. Applicant’s primary duties will include plant propagation in the greenhouse, switchgrass plot establishment and maintenance in remote locations, assistance in rain-out shelter construction, sample preparation, and detailed soil, plant, and weather data collection and data management. Familiarity with data logger programming and operation is desirable. Computer skills applicable to data management are necessary. Strong applicants will have experience in construction, such that they may contribute to rainout shelter construction. Minimum education requirements are a BA/BS degree in ecology, biology, agronomy, or related field and previous experience with field plot research. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with demonstrated research skills. The successful candidate will be excited by field-based research, with a strong desire to learn, willingness to work collaboratively, and the ability to troubleshoot. Position is funded for one year, with renewal potential for up to four years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. To apply, please send single pdf file containing a letter of interest, resume (including relevant course work), and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Jim Kiniry at Jim.Kiniry@ars.usda.gov Application review will begin Nov 15, 2009 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date: Between Jan 1 - 15, 2010. Salary: $30-35K/yr. Posted: 10/29/09.
University of Washington: Our Biology Department has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Research Scientist in paleobotany/paleoecology. Under supervision of the PI, Caroline Stromberg, the Assistant will extract fossil plant silica (phytoliths) from Cenozoic sediment samples from Eurasia and the Americas in order to study vegetation changes associated with the spread of grass-dominated habitats during the Oligocene-Miocene. In addition, the Assistant will extract phytoliths from modern plants to create a reference collection of phytoliths that will aid in identification of fossil phytoliths. There may also be the opportunity to design and execute smaller, independent research projects. Duties will include extraction of phytoliths, which involves chemical and mechanical processing of sediment, heavy liquid treatment, and slide preparation. Duties also consist of maintenance of wet and sedimentology lab, including ordering supplies, and construction of a research database of modern and fossil phytoliths. Additionally, this position would also be in charge of supervising undergraduate volunteers in the lab. Requirements: • BS degree in life science or geology. • Familiarity with experimental design and trouble-shooting • Excellent organization and the ability to communicate effectively. • Familiarity with spreadsheet and word-processing programs such as Excel and Word. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Desired: • Experience with microscopy techniques. • Familiarity with image capture and processing programs such as ImageJ, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. • Familiarity with GIS and database programs such as Access. • Familiarity with statistical programs such as R or Systat. Apply at: UW Employment, Req #: 62069. Posted: 3/15/10.
University of Washington: I am advertising an entry level research scientist/assistant position in forest and fire ecology. We encourage applications both from people who are available now and from those who will soon be graduating from a related BA, BS, MA, or MS program. UWHIRES Position ID: 61226. The successful candidate will support two research projects collectively investigating climate, fire, and carbon dynamics in western North America. The position entails preparing and analyzing climate data, satellite-derived burn severity data, fire perimeters, and vegetation biomass data. Most work will support research on climate impacts on burn severity in Yosemite National Park, Glacier National Park, and Yukon Charley National Preserve. The remaining work will support research into fire/carbon dynamics in Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks. Work will primarily involve manipulating large data sets with ESRI software or Excel. Requirements: Some experience with GIS gained through classes or work experience, some experience with MS Excel and one statistical package gained through classes or work experience, the ability to move through sometimes rough terrain carrying delicate equipment and a 10 kg pack, and a valid drivers license. Desired: Understanding of spectral remote sensing, flora of California, and forest mensuration. Research summaries: Climate Impacts On Burn Severity Carbon Sequestation. James A Lutz, PhD, School of Forest Resources, College of the Environment (206-616-3827, email@example.com). Posted: 2/1/10.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Biological Laboratory Technician. The Department of Biology seeks a fulltime Professional Academic Staff member beginning January 4, 2010. Qualifications are a broadly-trained biologist (minimum B.S., M.S. preferred in biology or related field) with technical expertise to coordinate and prepare biology labs in introductory biology, cell/molecular, microbiology, etc., supervise student assistants, maintain equipment, and order supplies & services. Teaching/research experiences desirable. Experience with diverse populations and diverse perspectives will be assets. For priority consideration, completed applications must be received by October 1, 2009. Screening may continue until position is filled. To apply, please send the following materials in a single pdf format file to the email address below: letter of application, resumé, statement of interest/experience relevant to the position, and copies of undergraduate & graduate transcripts. In addition, please have three letters of reference addressing qualifications for the position sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/10/09.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Center for Limnology has a 100% time position open for a research specialist to work on our whole lake mixing experiment. The core function of the work is to assist with a whole-lake experiment to remove an aquatic invasive species, rainbow smelt, from a northern Wisconsin lake. The overall project will test the efficacy of eliminating an established population of rainbow smelt by mixing a lake to remove the cold water habitat necessary for rainbow smelt survival. In addition to the engineering associated with the actual mixing, we will sample a comprehensive set of physical, chemical, and biological responses of the lake to the mixing and removal of rainbow smelt. Because the study lake, Crystal Lake in Vilas County, is highly used for recreation it will be particularly important to conduct public outreach to explain the purpose, techniques, results, and implications of the study to the general public. The successful candidate will work under the general guidance of Jake Vander Zanden, a faculty member at the Center for Limnology. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the whole-lake mixing experiment, but will specialize in helping us understand the biological effects of mixing the lake and removing rainbow smelt, as well as, public outreach. Additional details and application instructions. Apply by: 4/30/10. Posted: 4/26/10.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: The North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research (NTL-LTER) program is seeking a database and system administrator (official title Information Processing Consultant) to assist with day to day information management duties. The NTL-LTER program studies lakes and watersheds as one of a network of 26 sites established by the National Science Foundation to support research on long-term change. We are interested in how biophysical setting, climate, and changing land use interact to shape lake characteristics and dynamics over time (past, present, future). Our primary study sites include a set of seven northern Wisconsin and four southern Wisconsin lakes and their surrounding landscapes. Principal Investigators of NTL-LTER represent 14 departments of the U.W.-Madison campus plus US Geological Survey and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The project maintains an extensive state of the art data repository in which many different kinds of data are archived for current and future use. Data collected in this project include real time streaming sensor data monitoring lake conditions, manual water sample analyses, microbial genomics data, data from experimental manipulations, and a wide range of spatial data. Position details and application instructions. Apply by: 4/29/10. Posted: 4/26/10.
[position closed] University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: We are looking for a highly motivated Field Manager / Technician to help coordinate multiple NSF-funded research projects in the Republic of Panama focusing on understanding the functional basis of plant distributions across broad environmental gradients. The successful candidate will have a BS or MS degree, a solid foundation in ecology, and willingness to work in lowland tropical forests across the Isthmus of Panama. Knowledge of spoken Spanish will be helpful. Duties include coordinating various projects and field crews, helping the PI and Post-Doctoral Research Associates with various experiments, collection of gas exchange, water potential, and sap flow data in the field, managing data and databases, ordering and maintaining supplies. The anticipated starting date for this position is January 15, 2010 or soon thereafter. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The candidate will be employed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (jobs) and will be stationed at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. For more information, please contact Dr. Stefan Schnitzer (email@example.com). To apply, send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Stefan Schnitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/16/09.
University of Wyoming: A research associate/technician position is available in the Ogle Lab. The research associate will be responsible for maintaining several large databases. The primary one is a literature database on tree functional traits, and two others include a tree-ring database and forest inventory database for tree species in the US. Specific duties include management of the literature database, which involves (1) mining the ecological literature for information on physiological, morphological, and allometric traits of US tree species, (2) entering relevant information into an MS Access database, (3) implementing QA/QC procedures for ensuring the integrity and quality of the data, and (4) conducting queries and analysis for post-processing of literature information. Other duties include (1) contributing to analyses and manuscript writing related to the databases, (2) help with administration of a small Mac/PC computer lab, (3) supervising students involved in data entry, (4) ordering materials and supplies, and (5) potentially helping with occasional lab or fieldwork. The above databases will be combined with process-based models to address questions such as: How do plant traits related to tree form and function vary between species? Is a species-specific representation of form and function necessary to describe community and ecosystem properties? How do we develop a general framework for predicting large-scale forest dynamics that includes species-specific trait variability and key physiological mechanisms? Qualifications: (1) a Masters or equivalent experience, with expertise in plant or forest ecology; (2) familiarity with plant physiological ecology; (3) sufficient background in statistics, including good understanding of ANOVA and regression; (4) experience working with large databases, particularly MS Access; (5) good communication and collaborative skills. Application materials: (1) cover letter stating research interests, why this position is of interest, and relevant qualifications and experience, (2) CV, and (3) names and contact information of three references. Send via email a PDF copy of the application materials to Dr. Kiona Ogle (email@example.com). Please submit applications by August 31, 2009. Pending final approval of funding, the preferred start date is before October 1, 2009. For more information, contact Dr. Ogle via email. Posted: 8/12/09.
URS Corporation: seeking a staff botanist for our San Diego office responsible for conducting rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, vegetation mapping, contribute to habitat restoration planning and monitoring, and preparation of CEQA/NEPA, ESA assessment documents. For larger projects, staffer will be responsible for coordinating teams of field biologists and organizing data collection for subsequent analysis. Projects are usually located in central and southern California, but opportunities for travel to other areas of the US occur occassionally. Minimum Requirements: Bachelors in Plant Ecology, Botany, Native Plant Horticulture Two+ years practical experience in plant ecology/botany field in California or the SW US Practical experience conducting rare plant surveys, wetland delineation, vegetation mapping, habitat restoration planning and monitoring, preparation of CEQA/NEPA, ESA assessment documents. Proficiency in the identification of plant species of California and SW US. Efficient use of botanical nomenclature keys. Position requires candidate to be a self-starter and able to work as a team member. Go to www.urscorp.com and search for requisition number URS42221. Posted: 1/29/10.
Xerces Society: Midwest Pollinator Outreach Coordinator. Under the direction of the National Pollinator Outreach Coordinator, the Midwest Pollinator Outreach Coordinator will work to provide resources and training to agricultural professionals across the Midwest on pollinator habitat management, creation, restoration, and enhancement. The Outreach Coordinator will also build the general public’s awareness of the importance of native pollinators to agricultural sustainability and wildlife conservation. Read the complete job description for more information. Deadline: 9/4/09. Posted: 8/18/09.
Washington State University: Research Technician position to assist with daily operations of the University stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer facility. The facility contains two ThermoFinnigan Delta XP isotope ratio mass spectrometers, two ThermoFinnigan Delta V isotope mass spectrometers, a Thermo DSQ GC-MS and supporting peripheral equipment. Peripherals include two elemental analyzers, a pyrolysis elemental analyzer, two dual inlets, two gas bench systems, two gas chromatographs, and a Picarro water isotope analyzer. The successful candidate will assist the laboratory manager with day-to-day operations of the facility, including operation and maintenance, sample processing, and oversight of student workers. Additional job duties my also include preparation and monitoring of microbial cultures for nitrate analysis of groundwater. The successful candidate will be able to interact with other research facilities on campus. This includes stable isotope capabilities in the School of Biological Sciences, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, and the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO). Candidates should have at least a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Geochemistry, Physics, or a related field. Demonstrated technical ability and previous experience with related instrumentation is highly desirable. To Apply: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact details (including E-mail addresses) to: Benjamin A. Harlow, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4236. Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/20/09.
Washington University: Tyson Research Center, the field station for Washington University in Saint Louis, seeks a full-time technician in Plant Ecology. The position is funded through a National Science Foundation grant to J. Chase, T. Dickson, and T. Knight that will establish a large-scale, long-term experiment restoring Ozark glades to explore the effects of habitat area, shape, and seed limitation on plant-animal interactions, population dynamics and biodiversity. The position will be responsible for collecting vegetation and environmental data, managing undergraduate and high school interns, and database management. The successful applicant must be able to identify Midwestern plant species from glade, prairie, and forest ecosystems, as well as be able to use a taxonomic key to determine unknown species. The position will require working outdoors for long periods in sometimes hot, humid, and inclement weather. Attention to detail, the ability to enter and manage data, and a bachelor or graduate degree in ecology, botany, or a related field is required. Experience with GIS, soil science, plant-animal interactions and/or statistical analyses is preferred. The position will be based out of Tyson Research Center located ~20 miles SW of Saint Louis, MO. A mixture of faculty, postdoctoral associates, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates work at the field station during the field season, leading to a dynamic and fun mix of people. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that will begin by May 2010 and is funded for five years. Salary is competitive, and will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a resume, the names of 3 references, and a brief description of their experiences with data collection and Midwestern vegetation. Please e-mail application as a single.pdf file to Dr. Tim Dickson (Tyson Staff Scientist) at email@example.com. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 2/26/10.
Western Carolina University: The Department of Biology at WCU and the Bent Creek Institute of the NC Arboretum are seeking a Research Assistant to participate in a 2-year grant funded study of black cohosh population genetics and breeding. The individual must be able to conduct laboratory research in molecular genetics, primarily STR genotyping, as well as basic plant cultivation and data collection activities. The individual will be required to commute between Cullowhee and Asheville. We expect 25% of the duties to take place at the Arboretum (primarily June-August), and 75% of the duties to take place in the molecular systematics lab at WCU. Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to commute between Cullowhee and Asheville, NC, approximately 50 miles apart. Apply online. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kathy Mathews (828-227-3659). Posted: 4/16/10.
Willamette University: A one-year, NSF-funded research technician/lab manager position is available in the Smith lab. The project focuses on population genetic and ecological processes in the Joshua tree / Yucca moth pollination system. Competitive salary and benefits are available, commensurate with the applicant's background and experience. Secured funding is currently available for one year; the position may be extended for additional years contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. The job responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) genotyping of yucca moth and joshua tree individuals, and participation in field research in the Mojave desert in the early spring. For more information, see the official position announcement. Deadline: November 17, 2009. Please apply immediately. Desired start date is January 4, 2010. Posted: 10/15/09.
World Wildlife Fund: seeks a Program Officer for its Species Conservation Program, located in Washington, DC. Responsibilities will focus on species and wildlife trade monitoring, research design for WWF flagship species projects and vulnerability analyses to climate change for flagship species. The incumbent will aid in statistical analysis and the transfer of information and skills to WWF personnel working in the field, enabling their implementation of field work and analysis through mentoring and dissemination of the latest scientific techniques. The position will work closely with the WWF-US species teams for Africa and Asia, the wildlife trade monitoring partner TRAFFIC, WWF’s science and climate programs, and WWF’s priority place teams to liaise with and support field projects with monitoring and research. A component of the position will involve coordinating a conservation science network of field practitioners across the WWF network. The candidate will also work on development of technical reports, grant proposals, presentations and outreach material. The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in ecology, wildlife biology, quantitative wildlife ecology, or a related field. The position will require: 2 years of field research experience and 2 years of statistical work and research design. Experience in capture-mark-recapture, distance sampling, occupancy, telemetry and spatial analyses are essential. Experience in Population and Habitat Viability Analyses, Bayesian Analyses, climate change vulnerability assessments and GIS are beneficial. Excellent communications and strong presentation skills with project management experience are essential. Proven ability to work as part of a team is necessary. Skills transfer and/or teaching experience is also needed. This position will require extensive and extended travel. International work experience is preferred. Apply online. Posted: 4/21/10.
Wyoming Wildlife Consultants: 3-year contract position as Research Ecologist to study sagebrush-dominated range response to pro-active habitat and livestock grazing management throughout central and southwestern Wyoming. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing wildlife-focused state-and-transition models to support habitat management efforts. Priority will be given to applicants with strong research project development backgrounds. In addition, applicants should have backgrounds in GIS analysis and modeling, project and employee supervision, and an aptitude for field ecology. The position may require long, irregular hours under sometimes adverse field conditions, and often requires that individuals work alone. Qualifications: Self-motivating applicants with a background in research project development required; masters or doctorate is preferred but not mandatory. Although the degree is not required, applicants should have experience designing and implementing scientific study plans at the level of that required to obtain a PhD. Ranching background desirable. Potential candidates should be well organized, self-motivated and able to perform duties independent of constant direct supervision. A valid driver's license is required for this position. Applicants will be interviewed and hired as applications are received. Wyoming Wildlife Consultants, LLC is a small consulting firm with offices in Pinedale and Laramie, Wyoming. The company focuses on applied research and survey work in the sagebrush biome, and specializes in the study of greater sage-grouse and pygmy rabbits. Those working with us are dedicated wildlife professionals willing to work as part of a team and perform the duties necessary to make a small business successful. Please submit cover letter and resume to John Dahlke through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with "WWC Research Ecologist Position" in the subject line; include names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least 3 references. For specific questions concerning the research project to be conducted, please contact Matt Holloran, telephone 307.742.3253, or e-mail email@example.com. Salary: $48-58k/year DOE plus benefits. Last date to apply: 1 March 2010. Preferred start date: 15 March 2010. Posted: 2/11/10.
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