Last update: 6/25/2002
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Assistant, Plant Ecology||7/29/02||6/18/02|
|Colorado State University||Research Associate, Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Land Use (MS)||7/18/02||6/24/02|
|University of Georgia||Research Coordinator, Savannah River Ecology Lab (MS)||7/15/02||6/18/02|
|Texas National Guard||Natural Resources Specialist III (Botanist)||7/1/02||6/12/02|
|Louisiana State University||Research Associate, Wetland Biogeochemistry||6/25/02|
|Eco-metrics, Inc.||Scientific Analyst/Project Manager, River Ecosystem Research (MS)||6/24/02||6/6/02|
|Florida International University||Wetland Biogeochemistry Technician||6/21/02|
|University of Texas at Arlington||Research technician, stream ecology||6/14/02|
|Wetland & Ecological Consultants||Wetland ecologist/environmental scientist||6/10/02|
|South Florida Water Management District||Ecological analyst, Florida Bay seagrass communities||6/7/02|
|Pennsylvania State University||Technician, functional genomics/molecular ecology||5/31/02|
|University of Georgia||Research Coordinator, Savannah River Ecology Lab (MS)||5/30/02|
|California Native Plant Society||Vegetation Ecologist||5/30/02||5/24/02|
|USGS - Canyonlands Field Station||Technician, cryptobiotic soil research project||5/23/02||5/17/02|
|University of New Orleans||Root Ecology||5/20/02|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Wildlife Ecologist (Ornithologist)||5/17/02||4/22/02|
|USGS Kilauea Field Station||Ecology and evolution of avian disease in Hawaii||5/10/02|
|University of California - Davis||Lab helper, plant ecology||5/9/02|
|Florida International University||Field Technician, Animal Ecology||5/6/02|
|Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust||Seasonal Ecological Technician||5/3/02||4/22/02|
|Northern Arizona University||Coordinator, Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research||5/2/02|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Rangeland Ecologist (MS)||5/1/02||3/20/02|
|Duke University Marine Laboratory||Fisheries Research Technician||4/30/02||4/8/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Arctic Limnology (MS)||4/30/02|
|Johnson Controls World Services Inc.||Ecological effects of fire||4/26/02|
|SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry||Summer Field Botany||4/25/02|
|University of Hawaii||Statistician/Quantitative Ecologist||4/25/02||4/15/02|
|USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center||Ecological Research Technician||4/25/02||4/5/02|
|Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources||Watershed assessment and stream restoration||4/22/02||4/4/02|
|University of Georgia||Research Technician, spatial ecology||4/22/02||3/22/02|
|University of Wyoming||Summer vegetation sampling, Grand Teton National Park||4/19/02||3/14/02|
|Harvard University||Research assistant, forest carbon cycling and gas exchange||4/15/02|
|Austin College||Project Coordinator, prairie restoration and environmental education||4/15/02||3/21/02|
|South Florida Water Managment District||Everglades Avian Ecologist||4/15/02||3/19/02|
|Cornell University||Research Support Specialist II, wildlife||4/12/02||3/28/02|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research Assistant, grassland plants and soils||4/12/02||3/20/02|
|Oregon State University||Lab assistant, forest ecophysiology||4/12/02|
|Starflower Foundation||Managing Director||4/9/02|
|University of Arizona||Inventories of vascular plants and vertebrates||4/5/02||4/1/02|
|Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts||Summer field biologist, plants and birds||4/5/02||3/12/02|
|National Park Service||Summer field biologist, plants and butterflies||4/1/02||3/25/02|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Ecology of Blue Crabs||3/29/02||3/13/02|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Biometrician (MS)||3/29/02||1/30/02|
|Center for Natural Lands Management||Preserve Manager, Rancho Guadalupe Dunes||3/28/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant I, Soil Ecology||3/25/02|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Biological Technician, Estuarine Ecology||3/22/02||3/1/02|
|Montana State University||Summer Technician, Plant Ecology||3/20/02||3/4/02|
|Fort Stewart (Georgia)||Field crew, vegetation surveys||3/19/02|
|Montana Natural Heritage Program||Project Support Biologist||3/19/02|
|The Nature Conservancy||Summer field technician, Mississippi||3/18/02||3/8/02|
|USDA-ARS, Montana||Summer Grassland Ecology Technicians||3/18/02||2/26/02|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Forest ecology, Lyme disease (temporary)||4/1/02||3/13/02|
|University of Missouri-St. Louis||Summer field assistants, caterpillars and oak trees||3/15/02||1/28/02|
|United States Geological Survey||Field Technicians, fire effects on avian communities||3/15/02||1/16/02|
|Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge||Summer assistant, fire ecology||3/14/02||2/26/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant I, Aquatic Ecology||3/13/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field assistants (2), ecosystem ecology, Martha's Vineyard||3/13/02|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer jobs, Meadow monitoring (plants & soils), Sierra Nevadas||3/13/02|
|Great Eastern Ecology, Inc.||Scientist/Technician, environmental projects||3/12/02|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer field technicians, Forest Carnivore Surveys, Sierra Nevadas||3/11/02|
|Utah State University||Field technician, plants||3/11/02||3/4/02|
|Johnson Controls World Services, Inc.||Biologist II, Brown Tree Snake Research, Guam||3/11/02||3/1/02|
|Smithsonian Conservation & Research Center||Ecology Intern, white-tailed deer||3/9/02||2/19/02|
|National Wildlife Federation||Frogwatch Conservation Intern||3/8/02|
|USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center||Technician/interns, Breeding Bird Survey||3/8/02||2/6/02|
|University of Notre Dame||Summer research assistants (5), Aquatic Ecology||3/5/02|
|United States Geological Survey||Research Technician, Forest biogeochemistry||3/4/02|
|Oregon State University||Research Assistants, Marbled Murrelet field research||3/4/02||1/10/02|
|Chicago Botanic Garden||Plant Conservation Research internships||3/1/02||2/6/02|
|Ecological Society of America||Assistant Editor (MS)||3/1/02||2/1/02|
|University of Nebraska, Lincoln||Field Assistants, grassland bird research||3/1/02||1/15/02|
|Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries||Louisiana Natural Heritage Program Botanist||2/28/02|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Technician, Estuarine Ecology of Fish and Benthic Invertebrates||2/28/02||2/6/02|
|University of Missouri – Columbia||Field Research Assistants, grassland bird study||2/25/02||1/18/02|
|University of Nevada, Reno||Field technicians, Desert Ecology||2/19/02|
|Iowa State University||Summer Research Assistants, songbirds||2/19/02|
|University of Arizona||Ecological Research Assistant/Internship||2/15/02||12/5/01|
|USDA Forest Service, Savannah River||Biological Science Technician, forest ecology||2/13/02||1/18/02|
|New Mexico State University||Research assistant, plant-animal interactions||2/11/02|
|Oregon State University||Seasonal Research Assistant, fish physiology and behavior (10 positions)||2/11/02||1/14/02|
|Northern Arizona University||Research Technician, plant identification||2/8/02||1/10/02|
|Utah Division of Wildlife Resources||Biological Aides, Riparian Bird Survey||2/6/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant, ecological modeling (MS)||2/1/02|
|University of Minnesota||Forest Ecophysiology||1/28/02|
|Oregon State University||Forest Vegetation Specialists (summer)||1/28/02|
|USGS, Woods Hole, MA||Physical Scientist, Carbon-cycle research||1/28/02||1/8/02|
|Oregon State University||Ecophysiologist (MS)||1/25/02||1/7/02|
|University of Wisconsin||Technician, shade tolerance in southern Appalachian trees||1/24/02|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant II, arctic stream ecology||1/24/02|
|Savannah River Ecology Laboratory||Research technician, toads||1/23/02|
|Smithsonian Institution||Research Intern: ecology and physiology of chemical defense in New Guinean Pitohui birds||1/20/02||12/17/01|
|Michigan State University||Research technician, forest ecology||1/18/02||12/26/01|
|Texas A&M University||Research associates, Biogeochemistry (2 positions)||1/16/02|
|University of Arkansas||Field Technician, stream ecology (2 positions)||1/7/02|
|Smithsonian Institution||Laboratory Technician: Molecular Evolution of New Guinea birds||1/10/02||12/17/01|
|USGS Patuxent/Vicksburg MS||Avian Ecologist||1/8/02|
|University of Nevada et al.||Cheatgrass Control and Aridland Restoration (3 positions)||1/7/02|
|Nevada Desert FACE Facility||Research Ecologist (MS)||1/4/02||11/26/01|
|Archbold Biological Station||Bird population dynamics||1/4/02||11/5/01|
|Smithsonian Institution||Intern, Spatial Analysis Lab||12/26/01|
|University of New Orleans||Temp. Research Associate, Conservation Biology of Gopher Frogs||12/26/01|
|Northern Arizona University||Research Technician, ponderosa pine forest restoration||filled||12/3/01|
|Archbold Biological Station||Land Manager||12/3/01||10/23/01|
|Duke University||Laboratory Technician: plant respiration||11/30/01|
|University of Minnesota||Population ecology of California spotted owls||11/29/01|
|Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc.||Environmental Scientist I (Resource Management)||11/26/01|
|Parametrix, Inc.||Wetland Ecologist||11/8/01|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant, N cycling and turnover in arctic watersheds||10/18/01|
|Michigan State University||Research Technologist I, Limnology||11/16/01||10/4/01|
|South Florida Water Managment District||Ecological Systems Analyst||10/2/01|
|J. E. Edinger Associates, Inc.||Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist||9/28/01|
|Canaan Valley Institute||Environmental Writer/Research Assistant||9/20/01|
|AMEC Earth and Environmental||Habitat Restoration Ecologist, Wildlife Biologist (2 positions)||9/18/01|
|PhycoTech, Inc.||Lab Technician, aquatic sample analysis||9/18/01|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Environmental Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor||9/31/01||9/17/01|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Research Assistant II, arctic tundra stream ecosystems||9/12/01|
|USDA Forest Service, Savannah River||Biological Science Technician, tree roots/soil resources||9/12/01|
|San Diego State University||Research Assistant, Coastal Sage Scrub Food Web Ecology||9/10/01|
|USGS Canyonlands Field Station||Biological Science Technicians||9/4/01|
|University of New Orleans||Research facilitator/technician, tropical dry forest ecology in Costa Rica||8/29/01|
|USDA Forest Service||Biology field/GIS lab technician, Cartography technician (2 positions)||8/20/01|
|Mecklenburg County (NC) Division of Natural Resources||Conservation Science Specialist||8/24/01||8/8/01|
|University of Nebraska, Lincoln||Research Technologist||8/24/01||8/6/01|
|USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT||Grasshopper Ecology Technician||8/13/01||7/19/01|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Forest Technicians||8/10/01||7/13/01|
|Science Applications International Corporation||Environmental Scientist - Animal Ecologist||8/6/01|
|Wright State University||Inducible defense responses in Arabidopsis thaliana||8/1/01|
|Florida International University||Plant community ecology||7/30/01|
|Science Applications International Corporation||Plant Ecologist||7/30/01|
|Everglades National Park||Data Technician, GIS (MS)||7/30/01|
|University of Georgia||Research Technician III, Aquatic GAP analysis||7/30/01|
|Ohio State University||Wetland Technician||7/19/01|
|United States Geological Survey||Riparian-Beaver Research Assistant in Colorado||7/16/01|
|Johnson Controls Inc.||General Biologist I, National Wetlands Research Center (3 jobs)||7/13/01|
Older listings: 2000-2001 | 1999-2000
AMEC Earth and Environmental: AMEC (formerly Ogden Environmental) seeks an experienced Habitat Restoration Ecologist for a senior-level position in AMEC's San Diego office. The successful candidate will possess a B.S. or M.S. and at least 5-10 years experience in habitat restoration ecology. Duties: Managing habitat restoration, mitigation, and monitoring projects, and development of habitat restoration plans for sensitive habitats in California and elsewhere. Provide leadership and mentoring opportunities for junior-level staff. Market and prepare proposals for habitat restoration and mitigation projects. Skills: Expertise in horticulture and restoration ecology with an understanding of Southern California native plant communities and species. Understanding of experimental design, statistical data analysis, and adaptive management concepts. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must be comfortable with public speaking and conducting meetings, and should be able to prepare clear, concise written documents under time constraints. Experience with GIS, database management, Excel, MS Word, and other software also a plus.
AMEC Earth and Environmental seeks an experienced Wildlife Biologist for a junior or mid-level position in AMEC's San Diego office. The successful candidate will possess a B.A., B.S. or M.S. and at least 3-5 years experience in wildlife biology. Duties: Conducting field projects including wildlife surveys (vertebrates and invertebrates), habitat mapping, and other wildlife research projects. Managing, organizing, and analyzing field data, database management, and report writing. Skills: Expertise in wildlife surveys and field research in Southern California. Permits for USFWS protocol surveys (One or more of the following: Arroyo Southwestern Toad, Quino Checkerspot Butterfly, Southwest Willow Flycatcher, Stephen's Kangaroo Rat, Pacific Little Pocket Mouse, California Gnatcatcher, Least Bell's Vireo, and Fairy Shrimp). Botanical skills a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are desired. Experience with GIS, database management, Excel, MS Word, and other software also a plus. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to Human Resources: 5510 Morehouse Drive, San Diego CA 92121; fax: (858) 458-0943 or e-mail email@example.com. Posted: 9/18/01.
Archbold Biological Station: We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a research assistant's position in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida. Position is available August 2002. Duties include field data collection, field experiments, data analysis, computer work, and lab work. Our research focuses on plant population biology, fire ecology, conservation biology, community ecology, and ecological genetics; with a focus on the endemic plants of Florida scrub and on long-term data collection and analysis. Our lab consists of 3 full time scientists together with variable numbers of interns, graduate students, and collaborators; and is a stimulating and enjoyable workplace. The applicant should have a BA or BS in ecology, botany, or a related field, experience in field work, computer and data handling experience, willingness to work both independently and as part of research teams, and physical stamina to work outdoors in a subtropical climate. Other desired qualifications include specific training in plant population biology or fire ecology, field experience in Florida, experience in hot, humid climates, experience with GPS andGIS, statistical training, computer modeling experience, and interest or experience in conservation and land management. Benefits include salary in the mid-20's (depending on experience), annual leave, paid holidays, health insurance, disability benefits, and an excellent pension plan. I also believe in professional development of research assistants, and three past RA's have gone on to graduate school. This position will be funded by research grants. We currently have support for a year, but anticipate continued support. Prospective applicants should seek more information on Archbold and the Plant Ecology Lab at www.archbold-station.org Applications are due by July 29, 2002. Send a letter summarizing experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are welcome. Contact: Dr. Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. phone: 863-465-2571 ext. 235 or 234, fax: 863-699-1927, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/18/02.
Archbold Biological Station: Field Research Assistant (2) needed for projects on population dynamics of Florida scrub-jays and red-cockaded woodpeckers at the Avon Park Air Force Range, in south-central Florida. Duties include nest searching, monitoring reproductive success, accurately reading color bands during regular censuses, climbing trees using sectional ladders, assisting in trapping and banding adults and nestlings, limited data entry, GPS data collection and conducting maintenance on natural and artificial cavity trees. The positions require independent work in both longleaf pine and oak scrub habitats, often in remote areas of a 100,000-acre military reserve. A keen interest in birds is the most important prerequisite, but experience in nest searching, reading color bands, handling and banding birds, and working under hot-humid field conditions will be helpful, though not essential. FIRST POSITION AVAILABLE 1 MARCH 2002, AND LASTS THROUGH JULY. SECOND POSITION AVAILABLE 1 MARCH 2002, AND LASTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER. Salary is $1200 per month, plus free housing. Applicants should send a letter of interest indicating position of interest and resume (with names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references) to Archbold Biological Station Office, Avon Park Air Force Range, 475 Easy Street, Avon Park, FL 33825 (863-452-4182; fax 863-699-1927; e-mail email@example.com. E-mail preferred. CLOSING DATE IS 4 JANUARY, 2002. Posted: 11/5/01.
Archbold Biological Station: Applications sought for Land Manager, Archbold Biological Station, (50-60 employees), a private, non-profit research institution conducting leading-edge ecological research on Florida ecosystems. Archbold provides a stimulating research atmosphere, with strengths in avian biology, plant ecology, landscape ecology, endangered species research, and applied biology. The Land Manager has the opportunity to interact with scientists to forge new directions in fire management, exotic species control, and monitoring methods. Archbold is a place where self-motivated individuals have opportunities to grow intellectually and advance their careers. Requirements: BA or BS degree in a relevant natural science, 1-3 years experience in prescribed burning or other land management operations, good physical condition. Ability to work outdoors under hot, humid conditions typical of central Florida. Desirable Experience and Abilities: Experience prescribed burning in Florida, Florida Burn Certification or equivalent. Experience controlling exotic plant and animal species. Experience with computers and relevant software (for example, Windows, Word, Excel, ArcView, ArcInfo, SPSS, BEHAVE, web searches). Written communication skills, including technical writing. Supervisory experience, leadership skills, administrative skills. Ability and willingness to work with scientists on land management issues. Land Manager's Role: The overall goals of the Land Manager are to promote biological diversity, natural ecological processes, and research and educational opportunities at Archbold Biological Station through safe, efficient and scientifically-based land management policies and practices. Key areas of responsibility include coordinating land management, conducting prescribed burns, training burn crews, managing data on prescribed burning, controlling exotic species, routine biological monitoring, working with researchers to integrate land management and research activities, and working with agencies, neighbors and other interested parties. The Land Manager reports directly to the Executive Director. Salary will depend on experience. Without extensive fire management experience, to $25,000; with such experience to $32,000. Merit raises are made annually and may be substantial with advances in training and experience. The position includes full health and disability benefits, annual leave, sick leave, and a retirement plan. Archbold is a relaxed and interesting workplace within a globally-significant 5000 acre natural area. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 employer references (name, address, tel., email) to: Eric Menges, Archbold Biological Station, Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862 or (preferably) email at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 3, 2001. Full job description at http://www.archbold-station.org/. Revised: 10/23/01.
Austin College, a selective liberal arts college, seeks a Project Coordinator to help administer a grant funded by the Meadows Foundation for its ecological restoration and environmental outreach activities. The holder of this position, which has support for three years beginning June 2002, will work with the Project Administrator to further implement an adaptive management experiment in prairie restoration and provide associated environmental outreach activities for school children and rural landowners. The successful applicant must have a record of commitment to environmental issues, excellent interpersonal skills, and experience in ecological restoration, ranch management, or environmental education. Minimum qualifications also include a master's degree in a relevant field or three years of relevant experience. Depending upon qualifications and experience, the successful applicant will also have opportunities in research, teaching, and grant preparation. To apply, send letter of application, résumé, transcripts, and names and contact information for three references to Michael Imhoff, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College, Sherman, TX 75090-4400. Review of applications begins April 15 and continues until position is filled. http://artemis.austinc.edu/acad/envstud/EnvStudies/ For more information contact Dr. Peter Schulze, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Environmental Studies (903-813-2284, email@example.com). Posted: 3/21/02.
California Native Plant Society: Vegetation Ecologist / Project Coordinator The State Vegetation Program of California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is seeking a plant ecologist with emphases in vegetation mapping and classification, plant taxonomy, and/or related disciplines. The ecologist will be responsible for leading and organizing field sampling missions in support of vegetation mapping and classification projects in Riverside and San Diego Counties. This is a collaborative project with the Calif. Department of Fish and Game Vegetation Monitoring and Assessment staff. The classification and map will be used to monitor the vegetation and habitat to ensure habitat quality and drive management decisions for conservation. Minimum qualifications include: An undergraduate degree in ecology, botany, or related field. Background in California flora, natural history, geology, and climate. Experience in statistical analyses of vegetation data, and vegetation mapping. Ability to read topographic maps, navigate with map and compass, accurately locate positions. Experience with GPS receivers, UTM coordinates, and aerial photographs. Desirable qualifications: Superior skills in vegetation and plant ecology, with a graduate degree in plant ecology or botany. Familiarity with a variety of techniques for measuring vegetation. Salary and benefits: $36,000-40,000/yr, commensurate with experience; health and dental insurance; vacation, holiday and sick days. Duration: The position is full-time with secured funding for one year, and possible funding continually for other projects in California. See the CNPS web site at www.cnps.org. Deadline: May 30, 2002. For the full job ad or questions: contact Julie Evens 916-327-0714 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/24/02.
Canaan Valley Institute: We (www.canaanvi.org) are seeking applicants for the position of Writer/Research Assistant to be based in the Thomas, WV office. Duties will involve collecting, integrating, prioritizing and summarizing existing federal, state and academic studies on the environmental condition of the mid-Atlantic Highlands. Other duties may include planning and assisting with public forums/summits throughout the Mid-Atlantic Highland area. Some travel throughout the mid-Atlantic Highlands will be required. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor s degree in the Natural Sciences or related field, possess demonstrated verbal/written communications and analytical skills, and possess a valid vehicle operator s license. This position offers a competitive salary and full benefits package. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, postmarked by October 5 to: Writer/Research Assistant; Canaan Valley Institute; #1 Creative Place; NorthGate Business Park; Charleston, WV 25311; or submit electronically to email@example.com. Posted: 9/20/01.
Center for Natural Lands Management The CNLM, a non-profit organization which manages natural areas, is recruiting for a Preserve Manager to oversee all operations at the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes preserve, located on the beautiful central California coast. Duties would include all aspects of management including budgeting, scheduling kiosk workers, coordination with other dune organizations, the local community and resource agencies, monitoring the nesting success of CA least tern and snowy plover colonies, dune restoration and exotic control, and public use and education. Salary commensurate with experience. Graduate degree in ecology, natural resources management, biology, or similar field required. To find more information, see www.cnlm.org. Posted: 3/28/02.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Four Positions in Plant Conservation Research. --Ideal positions for recent graduates interested in plant conservation genetics or plant conservation ecology.--Four 12-month internships are available for individuals with a bachelor's degree in biology, botany, ecology, or a related major and a commitment to conservation and restoration of native plants. As a research intern, you will contribute to the Conservation Science Department's ongoing research on the reproductive biology, demography, quantitative and population genetics of rare plant species, studies of mycorrhizal fungi, monitoring of native plants, collection of plant specimens, and data analysis and interpretation. You will participate in a variety of activities outdoors and indoors. You will have the opportunity to initiate your own research, attend seminars, participate in meetings, and interact closely with botanists, researchers, and conservation scientists. If you are a newly-graduated or soon-to-graduate student with a background in biology and want to start a career in ecology, botany, environmental science or if you have a strong background and interest in flora of the upper Midwest, we encourage you to apply. Candidates should have exposure to plant research, field ecology, conservation biology, laboratory techniques (DNA, tissue culture), herbarium techniques, or plant identification. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential. Start date is negotiable between April and June 2002. Deadline is March 1. Wage is $7.50/hour. Assistance locating housing is provided. For further information please see the departmental website and the internship program website (includes application forms) or contact Dr. Stuart Wagenius (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/6/02.
Colorado State University: Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Land Use in Shortgrass Prairies of the Great Plains. The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (http://www.NREL.Colostate.edu) seeks a full-time research associate to participate in research investigating the impact of land use on carbon, water, and energy dynamics in the shortgrass prairie of eastern Colorado. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers in a study spanning soil biochemistry and physics, plant physiology, whole-ecosystem gas exchange and regional land-atmosphere modeling. The position will be based in Fort Collins, with field sites located near the Shortgrass Steppe Long-Term Ecological Research site. The successful candidate will work with project investigators to develop a series of three eddy covariance sites in land that is currently set-aside in the USDA Conservation Reserve Program. Following initial measurements, two quarter section sites will be converted to alternative land use, including a grazing treatment and a low-till agricultural rotation. Parallel activities will examine the carbon and water dynamics of the contrasting systems by mass balance, the physiological and biogeochemical processes underlying changes in the timing and magnitude of fluxes, and the impacts of land use options on regional atmosphere dynamics. Lead investigators and collaborators on this project include Drs. Niall Hanan, Keith Paustian, Indy Burke, and Dennis Ojima at CSU, and Drs. Jack Morgan and Jean Reeder of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Rangeland Resources Unit. Requirements for the position include a Masters, or equivalent experience, in micrometeorology, plant physiology, biogeochemistry, range management, or related discipline. Experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous: micrometeorological theory, methods and instrumentation, plant physiological or biogeochemical techniques, analysis and management of large datasets, and ecosystem or land surface modeling. Candidates should be comfortable in an interdisciplinary setting and be willing to work year-round in the field, with laboratory and data analysis activities at other times. Starting salary in the range $26-29,000, dependant on experience, plus benefits. The position is for one year, with an extension for two more years possible, subject continued availability of funds and performance. Application deadline is July 18, 2002, with starting date as soon as possible thereafter. To apply for this position the following items should be sent by mail or email to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499 (Natalie@nrel.colostate.edu): (1) a cover letter detailing interests and experience relevant to the position; (2) a curriculum vitae listing educational background and work experience; (3) name, address, telephone and email information for three references. Posted: 6/24/02.
Cornell University: Research Support Specialist II, Department of Natural Resources. Provide technical support for research projects requiring data collection and quantitative analysis of spatially referenced data and information related to wildlife management and conservation. The person occupying this position will work with their supervisor in planning, designing, implementing, conducting, and analyzing experiments; and will be responsible for conducting or supervising field research, writing research reports, and determining best ways to analyze data. Advanced skills and abilities in accurate identification of birds in the field by their appearances and vocalizations are essential (applicants without such skills will not be considered). Daily use of GIS, GPS, word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail software is expected, along with use of statistical software for analysis and display of information, all in a desktop computing environment. This is a 12-month, full-time appointment, with potential for continuation, contingent upon an acceptable performance evaluation and availability of funding. Applicant must be willing to travel extensively within New York State (vehicle and expense reimbursement provided) and work long hours during the Summer field season. Starting salary $36,540, with attractive benefits options. B.S. degree, with experience, required in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, or related discipline; M.S. degree in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, or related discipline preferred. Send resume (*.doc, *.wpd, or *.pdf format), along with names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references to Charles R. Smith (email@example.com) by 12 April 2002. Posted: 3/28/02.
Duke University: Fisheries Research Technician, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina. A full-time technician is needed to assist in a 1-2 year study of the effects of hypoxia on demersal fish and crustaceans in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Primary responsibilities include participation in research survey cruises, processing samples in the lab, maintenance of lab/field equipment, and preliminary data processing. Minimum requirement is a B.S./ B.A. degree in fisheries, biology, ecology or related field. Prior sea and laboratory experience with fish and aquatic invertebrates is preferred. Familiarity with standard fisheries processing techniques (stomach content/otolith analysis, condition indices) is an advantage. Salary: $8-10 per hour commensurate with experience. Closing Date: April 30th or until suitable applicant found. To make informal inquiries contact Kevin Craig by phone or email. To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the below address. Electronic submission via an email attachment (MS-Word preferred) is strongly encouraged. Kevin Craig, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd., Beaufort, NC 28516-9721. Ph: 252-222-6343 (office), 252-504-7636 (lab), email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/8/02.
Duke University: Laboratory Technician: A full-time technician position is available immediately for research on plant respiration, in particular, the cyanide-resistant alternative pathway. Work will involve immunoblotting, organelle isolation, oxygen electrode use, growth and maintenance of plants, and some development of new techniques. Minimal qualifications are a B.S. in a biological science and at least some laboratory experience. Experience with any of the listed techniques is desirable, but not required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position extends from the present into Fall, 2002. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Siedow. For initial inquiries, contact Dr. Ann Umbach: Telephone (919)613-8181; FAX (919)613-8177; E-mail email@example.com; Regular Mail: Box 91000, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27708. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 11/30/01.
Ecological Society of America: We seek an individual to serve as Assistant Editor for a new monthly publication. The successful candidate will assist the Editor-in-Chief in the launch and ongoing production of a timely, highly relevant, readable scientific journal that will focus interdisciplinary ecological science on the most important environmental questions of the day. The journal will emphasize current ecological issues and environmental challenges. It will provide information needed by ecologists, scientists in related disciplines, and users of ecological science in an attractive format designed to be quickly assimilated. Responsibilities of the Assistant Editor will include: Identification and development of initiatives for the new journal; Solicitation of articles, editorials, papers, news, opinion pieces, etc; Editing, writing, and review of page proofs, and management of the peer review process; Contact with typesetters, printers, and marketing and advertising contractors; Representation of the publication at scientific meetings and press briefings. The Assistant Editor reports to the Executive Director of the Ecological Society of America. It is a full time position. Offices for the new publication will be located in Silver Spring, Maryland near the Metro. Qualifications: · Masters degree in a natural science; · Research experience in science, preferably in a related discipline; · Editorial experience; · Relevant writing experience; · Ability to work well independently and as part of a publication team; · Familiarity with the current literature in ecological and environmental science desirable. Mail or Fax a cover letter, resume, salary history, and the names of three references to: Assistant Editor Search, Ecological Society of America, 1707 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Fax :202.833.8775. Review of applications begins March 1, 2002. Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Posted: 2/1/02.
Eco-metrics, Inc.: We seek an M.S.-level Scientific Analyst/Project Manager to participate in a 2.5-year NASA funded study to investigate the influence of flood-plain geomorphology and ground/surface water interactions on water temperature, aquatic habitat, and Pacific Salmon in the Umatilla River and its flood plain. Desired skills include GIS, data management, and field data collection. Application review will begin June 24, 2002; position will remain open until filled. Location: Northeast Oregon, near the town of Pendleton. Start Date: Target -- July, 2002. Must be able to start by August 15, 2002 at latest. Compensation: $35,000 per year plus benefits. For more information: http://www.eco-metrics.com/SciAnalyst.html. Posted: 6/6/02.
Everglades National Park: Data Technician - This is a 2-year position in support of ecological modeling and tools for spatial analysis being developed to support resource management in Everglades National Park. The primary duty will be development of GIS databases from existing research data for application in spatial analysis and ecological modeling. The candidate should have skills and experience with relational database management, SQL, web authoring tools, Java, and software for statistical analyses (i.e. SAS or SPSS). A background in ecology, biology, hydrology or natural resources is desirable. Minimum requirements are a Master's degree in a science field with 1 year of experience. To apply, send resume to Bill Perry, Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. Phone (305) 242-7810, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/30/01.
Florida International University: Wetland Biogeochemistry Technician - The Southeast Environmental Research Center at FIU is seeking a full time research technician to aid in the collection and analysis of soil, detritus, water, and periphyton samples from the Florida Everglades. Research revolves around the cycling of C, P, and N between soil, water and biota of Everglades marshes. Research is primarily focused on P movement and sequestration in periphyton mats and surficial soils. Laboratory procedures will include processing samples for nutrient contents, microbial activity assays including enzyme and respiration assays, and other physicochemical properties. B.S in environmental chemistry, biology, soil /water science or a related field particularly sought. Salary dependent upon experience. Send resume and the names of references via email to email@example.com or by post to Leonard J. Scinto, Ph.D., Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 33199. Phone: 305-348-1965. Posted: 6/21/02.
Fort Stewart: The Integrated Training Area Management program at Fort Stewart, GA, seeks one enthusiastic and motivated person to serve on its field crew. The field crew conducts vegetation and forest inventory surveys and gathers data on degradation and land use on the Army's training lands. This data is then used to determine where and when these lands will be rehabilitated. The field crew also assists in the development of an installation-wide vegetation community map using a Geographic Information System (GIS), wetland delineation, Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and mapping using the latest equipment, and data entry. Location: Fort Stewart is a 280,000-acre military installation located approximately 20 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia. Housing is not provided, however, rental housing with short-term leases is abundant in the community. Duration of Employment: Three to six months (dependent upon employee), approximately May 2002 to October 2002 (flexible). Salary: $11.98 per hour, 40 hours per week. Qualifications: Graduate students or graduates with a BS/BA degree in biology, ecology, forestry or a related field are preferred but anyone with solid coursework and/or experience with plant identification, field monitoring methods, and a love of the outdoors will be considered. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be willing and able to work in and endure the heat and humidity of the southeast, drive a 4x4 jeep and 4-wheeler, use a compass and topographic maps, and be familiar with computer operation and data entry. Familiarity with GPS and GIS is also desired, but will be taught on site if needed. Application Procedure: Submit a resume, three references, college transcripts (photocopies will suffice), and a letter of application outlining your qualifications as listed above to: DOT, Range Division/ ITAM, Bldg 8074, Attn: Richard Weatherford, 2262 GA HWY 144 East, Fort Stewart, GA 31314-3904, Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open until filled. For further information, contact Richard Weatherford at: (912) 767-5874 or email@example.com. Posted: 3/19/02.
Florida International University: Field Technician - We seek an individual with experience in field ecology and boat handling to supervise a field crew studying ecology of the Florida Everglades. This technician will coordinate and conduct field sampling of fish and macroinvertebrates, sample processing, data management, and assist the Principal Investigator in preparing reports. Experience with fish and/or aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling and sample analysis, data management and computer operations, and in supervising employees are desirable. Starting salary will be based on experience, for example starting salary for individuals recently receiving an MS degree is $25,000/yr. The position is open now and start date is negotiable. Contact: Joel Trexler, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199 (305-348-1966; firstname.lastname@example.org). Visit our laboratory webpage at www.fiu.edu/~trexlerj.
Florida International University: We are seeking three people with interest and experience in plant community ecology to participate in our wetland research program in the Florida Everglades. Primary emphasis will be on the effects of hydrologic variation on vegetation structure within the range of the endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow. We expect to fill the following positions by October 2001: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Research Technician, and Graduate Research Assistant. Please send inquiries, resume and statement of interest to Dr. Michael Ross (email@example.com), Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Posted: 7/30/01.
Great Eastern Ecology, Inc.: We are a new and fast-growing ecological consulting firm located in New York City. We seek a full-time Scientist/Technician to provide support for a wide range of environmental project work, including fieldwork, library research and report writing. The position requires training in environmental science, ecology or a related field, and experience conducting fieldwork and library research. Excellent writing, communication and analytical skills are also required. Familiarity with Federal and NY/NJ/CT State environmental regulations and/or wetland restoration is desirable. Minimum requirements: B.A. or B.S. in environmental science, ecology or related field; at least 2 years professional experience; experience conducting fieldwork; and excellent writing, library research and analytical skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, résumé, and the names of three references to: HR -Scientist/Technician, Great Eastern Ecology, 666 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, NY 10012. Applicants may also submit their application materials via FAX at 212-614-0008 or as an e-mail attachment in MS Word to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit our website at: www.greateasternecology.com. Posted: 3/12/02.
Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc.: Environmental Scientist I (Resource Management). G&O is recruiting for an Environmental Scientist to work at its Marietta, Georgia office. The successful candidate will have a B.S. (MS preferred) in Ecology, Botany, Aquatic Biology/Fisheries, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Soils, Geography, or similar discipline and 2 to 5 years experience. Candidate must be fluent in permitting issues including NEPA, 4(f), 404, Section 7, Section 106, and GIS ArcView. Experience in wetland delineation, protected species surveys, southeastern U.S. plant identification, freshwater fish/mussel surveys, hydrology, watershed management, NPDES, or previous environmental consulting experience is a plus. Also requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Examples of duties that will be performed include conducting surveys for federal and state protected species, wetland delineation, plant identification, floodplain/watershed studies, and report writing, among other duties. Interested candidates should submit resume and references to: Human Resources Division, Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc., 9001 Edmonston Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770. EmploymentManager@G-and-O.com, http://www.G-and-O.com, (301) 982-2800 (Office), (301) 220-1897 (Fax). For more information, see http://www.ranger146.com/Ecologist.html. Revised: 11/26/01.
Harvard University: Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry Group. Research assistant to take part in fieldwork and data analysis for studies of carbon cycling and gas exchange in forests of North and South America. Duties will include some combination of the following activities: forest biometry, including tree, litter and soil sampling and analysis; implementation of forest sampling plans in tropical and temperate forests; maintenance of manual and automated systems which monitor CO2 and trace gas exchange between forests and the atmosphere; analysis and synthesis of a range of datasets; management of undergraduates and field technicians in North and South America. Work will be based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Requirements: Master's degree or bachelor's degree and additional experience in biology, ecology, earth sciences or related field. Experience in fieldwork in forests strongly desired. Skills or experience in plant physiology, gas chromatography, computer applications and programming desired, ability to communicate in Portuguese helpful. Supervisory skills needed. Fieldwork will involve hiking and working a variety of conditions. Must be able to travel to remote sites worldwide for extended periods (several weeks). The successful applicant will join a team with a record of close collaboration and mutual support. For additional information see our website at http://www-as.harvard.edu/chemistry/. To apply, send an email application and a resume detailing work experience (particularly field or data analysis experience) and classroom knowledge, and a list of three references with email addresses and telephone numbers who are familiar with the applicant's qualifications. Interviews and hiring will occur ASAP. Submit to: Professor Steven Wofsy, Harvard University, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 495-4566. Steven_Wofsy@harvard.edu. Posted: 4/15/02.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Research Assistant I Position available at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY (www.ecostudies.org) Position #: 02011. Duties: Coordinate and carry out research that investigates the effects of grassland plants on soils. Duties include laboratory analyses of plant and soil samples, setup and maintenance of greenhouse experiments, field sampling of plants and soils, and data entry. Position requires ability to work independently, good organizational ability, and close attention to detail. Full-time, lasting for a period of one year, with possibility of extension for a second year. Starting date is flexible, but prefer candidates who can start May to early June 2002. Background: Bachelors degree in environmental science, biology, or related field. Previous research experience is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Closing Date: April 12, or when position is filled. Supervisor: Dr. Valerie Eviner To Apply: Send cover letter with resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Jessica Greenstein, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #02011, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, New York 12545. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 3/20/02.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Work on the ecology of Lyme disease in New York's Hudson Valley. Full time, temporary Project Assistants needed for research on the ecology of small mammals and ticks in southeastern New York State. Research focuses on the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationship between mammals and ticks, tree seed survival, and forest composition. Duties include small-mammal trapping, tick sampling, and performing laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme disease bacterium. Work is conducted in small teams within forest sites at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. Field research involves early morning and late afternoon hours and moderately strenuous activities under varying weather conditions. Must have tolerance for biting insects. Preference given to those with experience with small mammal live-trapping. Desired dates of employment are approximately May 1 to November 8, 2002, although applicants available during summer college break also are welcome. Consideration of applications will begin on April 1, 2002. Wages range from approximately $9.50 to $12.00 per hour (35 hour work week), depending on education and experience. Great housing is available on site at competitive rates. Please submit a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D., C/o Jessica Greenstein, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, 65 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545. ROstfeld@ecostudies.org. Revised: 3/13/02.
Iowa State University: Field Supervisor (1) and Research Assistants (6) needed from 10 May -1 August 2002 (dates flexible), to study the effects of habitat restoration and fragmentation on grassland and wetland songbirds in northern Iowa. Four assistants will focus on reproductive success (3 in grassland and 1 in wetland), which will include nest finding, mist-netting and color-banding, re-sighting color-banded birds, habitat sampling, GPS, and entering data. Experience is preferred for these positions. Two assistants will focus on bird surveys near edges, which will include point counts, line transects, territory mapping, habitat sampling, GPS, and entering data. No experience required for these positions, but keen birding skills are essential. Supervisor will organize daily activities and should have experience with all techniques mentioned, particularly mist-netting. Must be able to tolerate long work weeks (~45 hrs/week), living in a small house with many people, biting bugs, and humidity. I will provide housing, field vehicles, and ~ $1400/month ($1600/month for supervisor). For more information see http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjfletch/. Please send resume, cover letter stating position preference, and numbers (or email addresses) of three references to: Rob Fletcher, Dept. of Animal Ecology, 124 Science Hall II, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (email preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org). Decisions will be made by 15 April 2002. Posted: 2/19/02.
J. E. Edinger Associates, Inc.: Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist - Louisville KY area. The successful candidate will identify and enumerate phytoplankton and benthic algae and perform community and population level statistical analyses. The individual will also assist in developing model databases, and geographic information systems for select watersheds. Please see full details at http://www.jeeai.com/employment.htm For more information, contact Lynn Jarrett, Senior Scientist, Manager Midwest Regional Office, J. E. Edinger Associates, Inc., P. O. Box 446, Henryville, IN 47126 USA. tel: 812 294 7118, e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 9/28/01.
Johnson Controls World Services Inc.: full-time General Biologist I to perform contract work with the National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. We are seeking an ecologist with a BS degree (MS preferred) in ecology/biology or related field or significant experience to work on a project assessing the ecological effects of fire on US Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges in Louisiana and Texas. This project is part of a partnership between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Habitats that will be studied in this first phase of the program will be coastal tallgrass prairie and wetlands along the Texas coast. The individual will be located at the National Wetlands Research Center in the heart of Cajun country in Lafayette, Louisiana and will be part of a team of scientists working on ecological fire effects as well as prairie ecology and restoration. Experience in some aspect of fire ecology, landscape ecology, and/or plant ecology is required for this position. The individual will work as part of a scientific team and needs to enjoy working closely with other scientists, as well as USFWS personnel. The individual will be expected to pass wildland fire training and fitness tests. Travel to field sites will be common, with durations of stay up to five days at a time typical. Johnson Controls offers an excellent benefits package. Please submit resumes (including name, address, and phone numbers) for consideration to: Johnson Controls World Services Inc., National Wetland Research Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506. Fax: (318)266-8595, E-mail: Mark_Hilton@usgs.gov. Please send letters, faxes, or e-mail messages only! Starting Date: May 13, 2002. Posted: 4/26/02.
Johnson Controls World Services, Inc.: Open: 02/28/02. Close: 03/11/02. We are hiring 2 Biologist II positions to support a USGS Midcontinent Ecological Science Center research project on the biology, control, and containment of the brown tree snake on Guam, Mariana Islands, in the Pacific. The accidental introduction of this snake to Guam has led to the extinction of most of the island's native forest avifauna, caused significant economic impacts by disruption of electrical power on the island and its military bases, and created health risks by venomous snake bites to humans, especially infants. The snake could cause similar problems on other islands in the Pacific if it is introduced through military or commercial transportation. The successful candidates will be involved in project design, data collection and entry, implementation of experiments in field situations, preparation of materials and equipment for experiments, preparation of study sites, and handling of living and dead specimens (snakes, lizards, rodents, and other vertebrates) during data collection and at the termination of experiments. Preparation and maintenance of sites may involve use of brush cutting equipment, power saws, and hand instruments. Qualifications: Minimum of a B.S./B.A. with training in biology, ecology, communication or related field. Valid driver's license. Excellent eyesight, health, and physical stamina are required. Ability to walk over rough terrain, carry up to 50 lbs of equipment, tolerate climatic extremes, and work in both day and night conditions are necessary to conduct the data collection and field work. Must have proper credentials (US citizen, green card, work authorization, work visa, etc.) to work in the US. Positions will be based in Guam. Salary of $32k plus an excellent benefit package. Please send cover letter and resume to: Keith Rounsaville, Johnson Controls World Services, Inc., P.O. Box 270308, Fort Collins, CO 80527. Keith Rounsaville@usgs.gov, Fax 970-226-9455. Posted: 3/1/02.
Johnson Controls Inc: We have three openings for full-time General Biologist I to perform contract work with the National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Qualified individuals must have at least a B.S. in a discipline related to botany, wetland ecology, biology or chemistry. Knowledge of and experience in a conducting field and laboratory work and writing technical reports is essential. Johnson Controls offers an excellent benefits package including healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k), and other employee selected options. For more details and to apply, send CV by mail, fax, or e-mail to: Mark D. Hilton, NWRC Program Manager, Johnson Controls Inc., USGS National Wetlands Research Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506. (337)266-8565 or (337)266-8829, (337)266-8595 FAX, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/13/01.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife And Fisheries: Louisiana Natural Heritage Program Botanist. Official Position Title: Biologist Supervisor. Job Location: Office in Baton Rouge - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Head-quarters; Work is state-wide. Duties: Maintain the state's rare plant species list and oversee LNHP botany database. Collect data through fieldwork, personal contacts and contracted secondary sources. Interact extensively with conservation agencies, organizations and private landowners on a wide variety of rare plant conservation projects. Minimum Requirements: 1) B.S. in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, or forestry followed by 3 years of professional experience in wildlife, fisheries or natural resources research, management, or conservation. Substitutions: 1) Graduate training in qualifying fields may be substituted for up to one year of experience on the basis of 30 semester hrs for one yr. 2) Non-thesis Master's degree in qualifying field will substitute for 1 year experience. 3) Thesis Master's degree in a qualifying field will substitute for 2 years of experience. 4) A Ph.D. in qualifying field will substitute for 2 years of experience. 2) Good working knowledge of Louisiana flora or flora of coastal plain of southeastern U.S. 3) Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide variety of professional and non-professional people. 4) Commitment to conserving native plant biodiversity. Salary Range: State GS-20 level ; minimum salary $30,768. Status: This position is currently unfilled and has not been officially advertised by state civil service. This is an advance notice of this job opening. We anticipate filling the position in the next 3 to 4 months. Please contact Gary Lester, Louisiana Natural Heritage Program Coordinator, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at 225/765-2821 (or 2823), or e-mail address: email@example.com. Posted: 2/28/02.
Louisiana State University: Research Associate 3 Qualifications Required: Bachelor's degree in chemical/biological sciences, 1 year experience in Laboratory procedures or MS in chemical/biological sciences; must be able to work independently. Additional Qualifications Desired: Experience in laboratory analyses, data analysis, and interpretation. Knowledge of Gas Chromatography. Responsibilities: Analyze and process soil, plant, and water samples; interpret data and provide written reports; maintain chain-of-custody and QA/QC records; maintain laboratory equipment and supplies; provide technical expertise/guidance to graduate students and/or student workers. Anticipated Hire Date: ASAP. Application Deadline: Open/Until suitable candidate selected. Submit Resume To: Mrs. Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University Ref: Log #1069, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. http://www.wetlandbiogeochemistry.lsu.edu/. Posted: 6/25/02.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time year round Research Assistant II for the Arctic LTER project. Duties: Maintain long-term whole lake manipulations and carry out long term monitoring of lake physics and chemistry. Major components of the work include logistics and scheduling of field season and whole-lake manipulations, sampling physical, biological and chemical parameters of lakes, laboratory analysis for water chemistry. Required: MS in Ecology or a related field with a background in Limnology. Experience with database management, spreadsheet and statistical programs required. Scientific writing skills are a plus. This research is conducted in northern Alaska at the Arctic LTER field site. The successful applicant will gain broad experiences through strenuous field and laboratory work in all environments. The successful should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, will be required to carry loads up to 50 pounds and work in inclement weather. Open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send your resume, a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of names and contact information for at least three people who can be contacted for recommendation letters to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [RAII LTER/LAKES], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/30/02.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time, year round Research Assistant I. This position is funded as part of the NIGEC/LTER soil warming experiments at the Harvard Forest in Central Massachusetts. This is a long-term study investigating the effects of climate change on carbon and nitrogen cycling in a northern temperate forest. Field work includes measurement of trace gases, soil and vegetation sampling; laboratory analysis of samples, nutrient analysis, data processing and analysis; maintenance of machinery and experiment infrastructure; assist with baseline data collection, installation and initiation of new experiment. Working outdoors as part of a team in 3+ seasons. Applicants should have a BS in Ecological Science and related research experience or a Masters degree in an Ecological Science. Knowledge in the following areas would be desirable: dendrochronology, soil analysis methods, isotope analyses and/or trace gases analyses including the use of gas chromatographs, auto analyzers and time domain reflectometry. Employment could begin as early as May 5, 2002. Open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send a brief cover letter, resume, names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of 4 references and transcripts to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [RAI NIGEC/LTER], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, email email@example.com. Posted: 3/25/02.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for one full-time year round Research Assistant I. This is a 2 to 3 year position located in the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project. The LTER project is directed at understanding how trophic structure and productivity in estuaries is affected by changes in organic matter, nutrient and water fluxes caused by changing land cover, climate and sea level. This position is available to a recent college graduate with a major in biology, chemistry, physics or ecology. We seek individuals with strong experiences in independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework with laboratory and field components. Experience with database management, spreadsheet and statistical programs required. Scientific writing skills and experience with small boat handling are a plus. Research is conducted in the watersheds of the Parker and Ipswich Rivers as well as in the marshes, tidal creeks and bays of Plum Island Sound. The successful applicant will gain broad experiences through strenuous field and laboratory work in all environments. This position is available as early as June 1, 2002. Open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please submit a letter describing how this position addresses your long-term goals, a curriculum vitae, college transcripts and the names and addresses (postal and email addresses and telephone numbers) of three people willing to provide a recommendation for you to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [PIE LTER], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; telephone (508) 289-7422, email; firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/13/02.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory seeks 2 full-time summer field assistants to work on a joint project with the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) evaluating conservation and management of native shrubland and grassland ecosystems on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. This position requires availability from June 13 through Sept. 10. The successful applicants will participate in research examining the consequences of vegetation management on soil processes, vegetation change, and nutrient runoff at a field site on Martha’s Vineyard. Responsibilities: · collecting rainfall, groundwater, and soil samples; · processing soil and water samples and conducting chemical analyses; · measuring changes in vegetation composition and structure in response to different land management, including prescribed fire and tree clearing; · organizing, inputting and synthesizing data. Applicants should be recent college graduates or advanced undergraduates with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field and should be interested in biogeochemistry and ecological research. Applicants should be attentive to details, able to work independently, and be capable of long hours of work under field conditions where mosquitoes, ticks and poison ivy are common. Field experience, interest and experience with environmental chemistry, and ability to learn to identify plants in northeastern U.S. desired. Successful applicants will be required to live full-time at TNC field station on Martha’s Vineyard where cooperation and consideration of others is essential. Applicants should have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must be capable of working long hours under some difficult field conditions including sampling in dense brush and during inclement weather. Open until suitable candidates are identified. To Apply: To apply, please send a resume, copy of transcripts, names, addresses, telephone number and email addresses, if available of three references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [SFA TNC], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; phone, (508) 289-7422, email at: email@example.com. Revised: 3/13/02.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center seeks applications for a full-time year round Research Assistant II/III Modeling Species, Community, and Ecosystems Level Consequences of the Interactions among Multiple Resources position. This research project focussed on the effects of interactions among multiple resources on plant growth, community interactions, and ecosystems processes. Major components of the work include the development and testing of mathematical models of plant, community, and ecosystems processes associated with the interactions among C, N, P, light, water, and other resources. The project will make use of data collected at long-term research plots in Northern Alaska at the Toolik Lake LTER site. The major duties of the position include but not limited to help with model development and testing, data collection, literature review and the writing of manuscripts. Applicants should have demonstrated skills in the application of mathematics to address scientific questions and the development and use of computer simulation models and should have experience in the collection of ecological data. Masters degree in ecology or a related field is required. Open until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, a vitae and a list of names and contact information for at least three people who can be contacted for letters of reference to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [RAII/III MS], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/1/02.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant II for an ongoing arctic stream studies position. The successful candidate will participate in long-term ecological research on fish in arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska and laboratory and writing work in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Field activities in Alaska will include maintaining long-term experiments and coordinating fish sampling. Other activities include PIT tagging fish, measuring metabolism of fish, maintaining weirs in the river, sampling physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples and benthic invertebrate samples. Activities in Woods Hole will include gut and insect analyses, data analysis, writing manuscripts and reports and logistical planning. Education/Experience/Skills: MS in Aquatic Biology, Ecology or Chemistry or BA/BS in Aquatic Biology, Ecology or Chemistry with at least three additional years of relevant experience. Experience with statistical analyses, database management, spreadsheet programs and graphics programs a plus. Experience with long-term tagging programs, ecosystem modeling and fly fishing would be very beneficial. Scientific writing skills are a must. The successful candidate will be expected to schedule own work. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40lbs. pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra) and be prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send your resume, copy of transcripts, names, address, telephone numbers and email address, if available of three references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [RAII FISH], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; email email@example.com. Posted: 1/24/02.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Research Assistant I/II [RAI/II AW], Nitrogen cycling and turnover in arctic watersheds, Full-Time, Grade 8 or Grade 11, Non-Exempt. The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a full-time year round Research Assistant I/II position in a new research project focused on N cycling and turnover in arctic watersheds. The successful research assistant selected will spend the summer seasons working at Toolik Lake and nearby Imnavait Creek in northern Alaska and will be based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts during the winter seasons. Major components of the work will include: (1) a 15N-labeling experiment to identify major N sinks, quantify their turnover rates and trace downslope N fluxes in a small, first-order watershed; (2) studies of controls on major N inputs and outputs such as N fixation, denitrification and losses in streamflow, and (3) modeling of C-N interactions focusing on N limitation as a constraint on change in the C cycle. The Research Assistant will also: (1) help design and manage the field N-labeling and N flux experiments; (2) collect plant, soil, water and gas samples; (3) analysis these samples using a range of techniques including gas chromatography, stable isotope analysis and wet chemical methods, and (4) help organize and manage the project database. A BA or MA in ecology, soils or ecosystems is required. Interested applicants please submit a brief cover letter, a vitae and a list of names and contact information for at least three people who may be contacted for letters of reference to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, reference code [RAI/II AW], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; telephone (508) 289-7422, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/18/01.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant II on ongoing arctic stream studies position. DUTIES: The successful candidate will participate in long-term ecological research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska and laboratory and writing work in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Field activities in Alaska will include maintaining long-term experiments and coordinating stream sampling. Other activities include sampling physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples and benthic invertebrate samples. Activities in Woods Hole will include chemical analyses, data analysis, writing of manuscripts, reports and logistical planning. Required: MS in Aquatic Biology, Ecology or Chemistry or BA/BS in Aquatic Biology, Ecology or Chemistry with at least three additional years of relevant experience. Experience with statistical analyses, database management, spreadsheet programs and graphics programs a plus. Scientific writing skills are a must. The successful candidate will be expected to schedule own work and should be prepared to supervise a small field crew. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40lb. Pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra and be prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. All travel and living expenses will be paid in addition to a salary. Open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send your resume, copy of transcripts, names, address, phone number and email addresses (if available) of 3 references to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, reference code [RAII AS], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; telephone (508) 289-7422, email email@example.com. Posted: 9/13/01.
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources: Natural Resource Biologist I - Contractual Position -Watershed Restoration Division. Salary: $26,958 (No benefits). Closing Date: April 22, 2002. This position is in the Watershed Restoration Division of the Chesapeake and Coastal Watershed Services, Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis. This is an entry-level position that will work with other natural resource professionals on watershed assessment and stream restoration projects. Position is based in Annapolis, Maryland; however, applicant will be involved with fieldwork throughout the State. Qualifications: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the biology, biochemistry, environmental sciences aquaculture, natural sciences, natural resources management, botany, marine biology, marine ecology, physical oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries management, wildlife management, zoology or a natural resources related field of study. Professional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required degree. Applicant must have a valid drivers license, and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather. Job involves some strenuous fieldwork. Knowledge of data base management and GIS is a plus. Interested parties should send resumes to Betty Chambers, Watershed Restoration Division, MD Dept. of Natural Resources, Tawes State Office Building E-2, Annapolis, MD 21401. Posted: 4/4/02.
Mecklenburg County (NC) Division of Natural Resources: Conservation Science Specialist. Starting salary: $35,977. Position Description / Responsibilities: We are seeking a dedicated and skilled person to become an integral part of our Conservation team. The candidate will collect, organize, analyze, interpret and disseminate scientific information regarding the natural communities and native plant and animal species found within Mecklenburg County. Specifically, the candidate will conduct field surveys, biological inventories and ecological assessments, coordinate and manage projects in association with natural resource management staff, and supervise seasonal staff and volunteers. Additional duties include researching scientific literature, evaluating data collection techniques, analyzing data, and preparing reports. The incumbent must effectively interact with various academics, state and federal agency personnel, local politicians, environmental groups, journalists and the general public. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in conservation biology, botany, wildlife biology, ecology, natural resource management, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. A minimum of 2 years professional experience is required. The candidate must have an understanding of the principles of conservation biology and the role of science in natural resource management. This position requires technical knowledge and field experience in the assessment of natural community types, identification of plant and animal species, and biological inventory and monitoring. Specific desired skills include: · A working knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Piedmont of the Carolinas. · Ability to identify vascular plants to the species level. · Experience with vegetation sampling techniques. · Experience with computer data entry, spreadsheet and database management, report preparation, statistical analysis, and the application of data to adaptive natural resource management. · Strong organizational, collaborative, and verbal and written communication skills. Ability to prepare and present scientific information in a clear, concise manner to diverse audiences. · Experience using GPS and Arc-View GIS a plus. This position will emphasize botanical skills but a person with excellent general field-naturalist identification skills is preferred. This person will be required to work both independently and as part of a coordinated team. Applicants must be able to traverse rigorous terrain and endure difficult field conditions. To apply: Review resume guidelines at http://www.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/cohr/Vacguidl.asp Mail a resume, cover letter, and references to: Mecklenburg County Human Resources Department, 600 East Fourth Street Charlotte, NC 28202. (704) 336-2931 / (704) 336-7930 fax. Send an additional copy of your resume and cover letter to: Conservation Section Supervisor - Division of Natural Resources Reedy Creek Nature Center - 2900 Rocky River Road Charlotte, NC 28215. State in the cover letter that you are applying for: Conservation Science Specialist Park and Recreation Department - Division of Natural Resources. CLOSING DATE: August 24, 2001. Posted: 8/8/01.
Michigan State University: Research Technologist - Department of Forestry. The successful candidate will support projects related to nutrient cycling, tree nutrition and soil analysis in natural and managed forest ecosystems. The primary duties of this individual will be the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of analytical equipment, including: OI autoanalyzer; DCP-Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer, CE Elantech elemental analyzer and gas chromatograph. A bachelor's degree in either soil science, chemistry, forestry, biology or related field with experience in soil and/or plant analysis is required. This is a full time position with health and retirement benefits. Starting salary to be commensurate with education/experience. For an application visit our website at http://www.hr.msu.edu/forms/emp.app.pdf. Refer to vacancy #C10868. Applications must be received by 1/18/02. If you would like a less formal description of the job please feel free to email David Rothstein at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a call at 517-432-3353. Posted: 12/26/01.
Michigan State University: Research Technologist I. Research technician with primary responsibilities relating to a project investigating the effects of exotic fish removal on community and ecosystem properties in alpine lakes. Position is based at Michigan State University, and is funded for a minimum of 18 months. Perform laboratory analyses of phytoplankton and periphyton biomass, water chemistry, and species identification and enumeration of limnetic flora and fauna. Assist in data entry and manuscript preparation using spreadsheet, statistical and graphical software. Requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in ecology or a related field; up to six months of related work experience in basic research techniques in a related field, including identification and enumeration of freshwater phytoplankton, and fluorometric and spectrophotometric techniques in water analysis; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired experience would include: general field techniques in limnology, word processing, spreadsheets, statistics, graphics, and database mgmt. Desired start date: January 1, 2002. Closing date for applications: November 16, 2001. For more information about the project: http://www.fw.msu.edu/faculty/sarnelle/. Send resume to: Orlando Sarnelle (email@example.com), Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 163 Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1222. Fax #: 517-432-1699. Posted: 10/4/01.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Wildlife Ecologist (Ornithologist) We have a position available for a Wildlife Ecologist at the Audubon Society Office, Columbia, Missouri. Salary Range: Monthly $2,982 - $5,404; Annually $35,784 - $64,848 Duties and Responsibilities: Serves as the primary contact between the Department and the Missouri office of the Audubon Society to develop cooperative bird conservation projects involving the Department, state Audubon office and individual Audubon chapters; coordinates Missouri bird management with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and seeks grants with conservation partners for bird management through the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative; coordinates implementation of the Audubon Society's Important Bird Area concept in Missouri; coordinates and implements surveys, grants and cooperative projects relating to nongame birds and management in cooperation with the Audubon Society; participates in state and national recovery efforts and restoration planning for threatened and endangered birds and critical bird habitat; serves as a liaison for Partners in Flight and selected Bird Conservation Regions; reviews federal recovery plans and research proposals submitted by other agencies; represents Natural History Division and the Audubon Society on planning teams and interagency task forces related to ornithology and selected habitat issues; collects, organizes and evaluates data on nongame birds tracked in the Natural Heritage Data Base and involves Audubon volunteers in statewide bird surveys; coordinates Department management to enhance habitats for designated nongame birds and related habitat; provides training to Department public and private land management staff on nongame bird management; produces in cooperation with the Audubon Society management brochures, guidelines and other informational materials on nongame birds for land managers; develops proposals for Missouri nongame bird restoration; develops terrestrial, aquatic and wetland natural community management recommendations beneficial to nongame birds; prepares general articles and publications in cooperation with the Audubon Society on nongame birds and their ecology; provides programs to nature centers, civic organizations and conservation organizations; responds to public inquires regarding Missouri birds; participates in special events relating to birds and their habitats; writes articles for the Missouri Conservationist magazine; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Master's Degree in wildlife, biology, zoology or closely related area and three (3) years of professional experience in natural resource management, research, teaching or related areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialization in ornithology, database management systems and topographic maps preferred. Closing Date: May 17, 2002. For an application, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation, Human Resources Division, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 (573/751 4115). Applications also available on Internet site at www.conservation.state.mo.us/about/jobs/. Posted: 4/22/02.
Missouri Department of Conservation: We have a position available for a Biometrician in Columbia, Missouri. Salary Range: Annually $35,784 - $64,848. Duties And Responsibilities: Conducts statistical analysis of population and habitat studies which includes long-term monitoring projects, harvest data, forest dynamics, wildlife-habitat relationships, and experiments in habitat and population management; statistically designs projects for the Department, particularly, Forestry and Wildlife Divisions, and the staff of the Conservation Research Center, which requires consultation with forestry and wildlife staff and other members of the Department to ensure a thorough understanding of project objectives and measurement techniques to be used; designs resource surveys as they relate to forestry and wildlife; acts as a project leader on survey studies that affect a number of biologists or Departmental units; designs resource surveys and monitoring projects, such as roadside surveys, forestry experiments, habitat monitoring projects, and harvest data; designs ecosystem, forestry, wildlife population, and wildlife-habitat relati! onship projects; acts as project leader on studies where development of new statistical techniques is required for addressing problems specific to the study of population dynamics, habitat trends, or animal-habitat relationships; writes reports for transmittal of results to projects leaders, publishes findings and results in popular and scientific literature, reviews manuscripts for publication and for biologists, and prepares annual reports for studies; reviews project proposals and participates in professional development opportunities that are essential to updating skills required to apply biometric principles to wildlife and forestry issues; and performs other duties as required. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Forestry or Wildlife Biology, or a closely- related field with a minimum of 20 semester hours in statistics and at least one year of experience programming microcomputers using statistical software packages such as SAS or S-Plus. Statistical background should include sampling techniques, categorical data analysis, experimental design, regression analysis, and sample size and power determination. Two years of applying statistical principles to forestry or wildlife research problems is desirable. Closing Date: March 29, 2002. For an application, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation, Human Resources Division, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 (573/751-4115). Applications also available on Internet site at www.Conservation.state.mo.us/about/jobs/. Posted: 1/30/02.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Forest Technicians: We are now accepting applications for forestry technician positions for the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP). Study sites are located in the southeast Missouri Ozarks in Reynolds, Shannon, and Carter Counties. For more information about the MOFEP study, please visit our Web site at: http://www.snr.missouri.edu/mofep/. Work includes the inventory of trees, shrubs, and woody vines in permanent research plots from September 5, 2001 to April 30, 2002. Work will be almost entirely outdoors and often in rugged terrain and harsh weather conditions. Preference will be given to applicants with training or course work in dendrology and/or plant taxonomy and experience with map reading and orienteering. Five positions are presently available, each pay $8.29/hour. Housing and work transportation are provided. Application deadline is August 10, 2001. For more information, and to apply, contact Randy G. Jensen at Rt. 2 Box 198, Ellington, MO 63638; phone: 573-663-7130; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/13/01.
Montana Natural Heritage Program: Project Support Biologist - assists program scientists in all aspects of implementing and completing inventory and related projects, including processing and summarizing data, assembling reports and overseeing production. S/he also works closely with staff scientists to provide technical support in building and extracting data on Species of Concern, ecological communities, significant landscapes and managing related reference materials. Principle duties include: overseeing production of scientific reports; processing biological information and querying databases; processing and managing image and reference databases and library/file materials; creating summary tables and graphics; and assisting with fieldwork as needed. Application review has begun; position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date in May. For full job ad, see http://nhp.nris.state.mt.us/employ/. Posted: 3/19/02.
Montana State University: Plant Ecologist Technician needed for research on the effects of prescribed fire on exotic plant invasion into mixed-grass prairies at Lostwood and Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuges in northwestern North Dakota. Position includes assistance with plant surveys and data management. Plant identification and field ecology skills highly preferred. Applicants with an interest in plant ecology and ability to work independently in the field desired. Position requires sensitive observation and recording skills, discipline, and enthusiasm. Successful applicant must be in good physical condition to withstand long, hot days on the prairie. Position will run from mid-May through August. Salary will be $1,600 per month. Housing stipend available. Field vehicle provided. To be fully considered, send a cover letter (mention career interests and dates of availability), detailed resume/CV, copy of college transcripts, and list of three references (with contact information) by March 20, 2002 to: Plant Ecologist Technician, c/o Dr. Jennifer Rubin, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 578, Kenmare, ND 58746. No email applications. Email: email@example.com with any questions. Posted: 3/4/02.
National Park Service: Biological Science Tech (Plants) GS-05/06. Temporary, 5 month position, May - September. $12.97 - $14.46 depending on experience and education levels. Vacancy announcement closes on 4/1/02. Direct link to job listing: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=IC0416 The focus of this two-year project is to determine the distribution and abundance of the Myrtle silverspot's butterfly's nectar sources and larval food plants. The incumbent will assist with project planning, including protocol development and testing, data collection and management and coordination of fieldwork schedules. The fieldwork will occur in the spring and summer field seasons and in the coastal dune and grassland systems of Point Reyes National Seashore. The employee will conduct vegetation surveys of the nectar sources and larval food plants of the federally endangered Myrtle's silverspot butterfly. This temporary position is expected to last for five to six months each year, depending on funding levels. Government housing may be available. The work will also include using global positioning system units and hand-held dataloggers in the field, and the development and management of an Access database the use of Geographic Information Systems (ArcView or ArcInfo GIS) programs. The employee will work closely with a Student Conservation Association intern and volunteers. The employee will be supervised by the Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator and will work with the Science Advisor, Plant Ecologist and other resource management staff. Posted: 3/25/02.
National Wildlife Federation: Frogwatch Conservation Intern (Washington, DC Office) NWF's Keep the Wild Alive endangered species program seeks an intern to coordinate Frogwatch USA. Frogwatch USA is a partnership project with the U.S. Geological Survey. Principal duties include: managing the day-to-day functions of the Frogwatch program (responding to volunteer e-mails, editing an amphibian-monitoring database, managing the program website), as well as helping to develop education, conservation and advocacy components of the program. The intern will also provide assistance with drafting educational content (including fact sheets and content for the Frogwatch website), researching opportunities for amphibian-related conservation and/or advocacy actions. Qualifications include liberal arts or science degree, as well as experience in assisting on a major, national campaign. Specific experience in environmental and endangered species issues is preferred. Candidate must possess a sound understanding of amphibian decline issues, wetlands conservation issues and/or endangered species conservation issues. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, research skills, and organizational abilities and feel comfortable talking with the public. Familiarity with Window-based PC applications essential. Internship length is 23 or 46 weeks, with travel to USGS' Laurel, Maryland office. Weekly salary is $303 and core benefits are provided. For more information on Frogwatch USA and Keep the Wild Alive, visit www.frogwatch.org and www.nwf.org/wildalive. National Wildlife Federation, 1400 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20036, Attention: FROGWATCH, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/8/02.
The Nature Conservancy: The Camp Shelby Field Office seeks a(n) individual(s) to work as a biological field technician at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Duties will be varied and may include: 1) gopher tortoise life history work (surveys, trapping, nest searching, taking blood samples, radio-tracking), 2) vegetation sampling, 3) GPS work, and 4) data entry. Most importantly the applicant should be enthusiastic about working on a variety of field-oriented projects. The applicant should be in good physical condition, able and willing to work long hours in the field, and be familiar with military standards for dress and conduct. Fieldwork includes mandatory coordination with Range Control in an environment of poisonous plants and snakes, ticks, unexploded ordnance and restricted access areas. A bachelor's degree in biology or a related field is preferred; experience with GIS and GPS helpful, but not required. A valid driver's license is required. One position will run for 6 months (April-September). There may be a second position starting in May. Send resume with cover letter indicating dates of availability and references to Colleen Heise by March 18th (email@example.com or Camp Shelby Field Office, CSTS-ENV Bldg. 6678, Camp Shelby, MS 39407). Posted: 3/8/02.
Nevada Desert FACE Facility: Research Ecologist. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field. Applicants should demonstrate: 1) Working knowledge of plant ecological research; 2) Experience in the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of process-based ecological field studies; 3) Knowledge and familiarity with plant taxonomy and plant identification, especially with desert vegetation; and 4) Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analyses. The candidate must be able to obtain a non-restricted security clearance to work within the U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Test Site (NTS), which in turn requires U.S. citizenship. The candidate also must be: 1) capable of extended fieldwork under adverse desert conditions; 2) able to work effectively with minimal supervision as well as to work as a productive team member; and 3) highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Highly desirable qualifications include demonstrated abilities to: use scientific equipment to test, sample, and gather data; and read, record, and interpret research data. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The NDFF Research Ecologist will have primary responsibility for the design, collection, analysis, and reporting of baseline ecological and environmental data for the Nevada Desert FACE Facility (NDFF). NDFF is an experiment in the Mojave Desert that utilizes Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) technology to simulate the global atmospheric environment of the future. More information on the NDFF can be found at http://www.unlv.edu/Climate_Change_Research/ . The NDFF Research Ecologist will also assist with the operation of the FACE facility and will assist with other data collection as needed, including other supporting experiments and studies at the FACE site. WORK LOCATION and SALARY: The NDFF Research Ecologist will generally work at the NDFF on Monday through Thursday (four 10-hour days) each week. The ecologist will also need to interact and work with other NDFF investigators on other days as needed. Starting salary is targeted at the rate equivalent to the federal GS-9 level (approximately $33,000 per year). Consideration of applications will begin on January 4, 2002. STARTING DATE: February 1, 2002. Send a letter of application summarizing how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the name, address, email address, and telephone number for three references to: Robert S. Nowak, Dept. of Environmental & Resource Sciences / MS 370, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557. For additional information, contact: Bob Nowak (775-784-1656) firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Freestone (775-784-4020) email@example.com. Information is also available from http://www.ag.unr.edu/naes/employ.htm and from http://www.jobs.unr.edu/. Posted: 11/26/01.
New Mexico State University: We have an immediate opening for a full-time 1 yr research assistant position at the Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces. Extension is contingent upon funding. The salary will be $26,873 with no benefits. Applicants should have a B.S. or M.S. degree and experience in field ecology, preferably in deserts. This position is to work on a cross-site Long-Term Ecological Research site project examining the effects of small animals on grass growth and establishment across grassland-shrubland ecotones. Work will include helping to design and execute experiments to a) determine the effects of small mammals on black grama grass seedlings and b) determine the extent to which ants use black grama seeds. Additional work will involve vegetation monitoring in mammal exclosures and collection of site characterization data. Work will be performed near Las Cruces, at the Sevilleta NWR in central New Mexico, and at Big Bend National Park, Texas. The position will be based in Las Cruces. Please send a resume or CV including the names and contact information of 3 recommenders by mail or e-mail to: Brandon Bestelmeyer, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University, MSC 3JER Box 30003, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Ph: 505-646-5139, FAX: 505-646-5889, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/11/02.
Northern Arizona University: The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research (MPCER) at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona seeks a highly motivated Coordinator/Administrative Associate. The Center promotes long-term integrated environmental research with a focus on the Colorado Plateau. The Center fosters collaborations among scientists, land-managers, and educators from the public and private sectors. This position is newly created, and may evolve as MPCER develops. Therefore, the ideal applicant should be willing to adjust to change. The position can be adapted to make use of the strengths of the successful candidate. Principal duties include assisting with: Establishing the Merriam-Powell Research Station http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/sen/ Maintaining MPCER website http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/ Assisting in the operation of the Merriam-Powell Resource Lab http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/mprl/ Basic administrative duties of the center, Developing material for education and outreach, Preparing grant proposals for federal and private institutions, Establishing and conducting long-term research. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree in biology/ecology/environmental science, or business AND Two years directly related experience including a strong background in at least two of the principal duties (listed above). Salary: $28,000 per year plus benefits. Start Date 7/1/2002. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For the full job ad and other inquiries, contact Dr. Neil Cobb, Associate Director of MPCER [Neil.Cobb@nau.edu, (928) 523-5528 or (928) 214-6237]. To apply, send resume, names of three references, letter of interest, and NAU application form (available at http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~hr/Home/Forms/) to NAU Human Resources, PO Box 4113, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Vacancy number is 553600. Posted: 5/2/02.
[position filled] Northern Arizona University: The NAU Ecological Restoration Institute in Flagstaff is hiring a full-time Research Technician with an emphasis on plant identification in the field. Applications may be accessed at the NAU human resources web site at www.nau.edu/hr and must be received by that department no later than February 8, 2002. Vacancy Number: 553482. Minimum Qualifications: B.A./B.S. in Botany, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry or related field; OR, Four years experience appropriate to the area of assignment, including experience with plant identification; OR, An equivalent combination of experience, training and /or education. Desired Qualifications: One year, or two field seasons, of experience in plant and forest ecology measurements and plant identification; preferably in the western United States; OR, * Working with ecological restoration research projects; OR, * One-year experience in keying plants. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Experience with, and sensitivity to, culturally diverse populations. * Knowledge of the principles and techniques of plant ecology and ecological restoration. * Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis. * Experience with Access or other computer databases. * Skill with published plant keys. * Skill in identification, collection and plant specimen preparation. * Effective communication skills. * Ability to work effectively as a team player. Annual Salary: $24,000 - $25,500 depending on experience. Application Deadline: February 8, 2002 at 5:00 pm. For additional information, please contact Judy Springer (email@example.com). Judith D. Springer, Research Specialist, Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 15017, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5018. Phone: (928) 523-7751 Fax: (928) 523-7144 http://www.eri.nau.edu. Posted: 1/10/02.
[position filled] Northern Arizona University: There is a Research Technician position available with the Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University. The ERI is a large research organization working on ponderosa pine forest restoration. We are looking for a field research technician, preferrably with experience in forest science (eg, dendrochronology, forest health measurements, etc.), though individuals with other field experience or interests are welcome to apply. For further details, please see the job posting on the web at http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~hr/Home/NAU_Jobs/index.php The job is listed under Classified Staff, vacancy # 553452. For additional information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/3/01.
Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts:, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the prairies of northwestern Illinois and the organisms that they support, would like to announce the following position announcement: Temporary Field Biologist; Available: 15 May 2002 - 30 August 2002; Application period closes: 5 April 2002. A field biologist is needed to assist in a study of grassland bird habitat selection in northwestern Illinois public and private lands. The biologists' primary responsibility will be collecting vegetation data in prairie remnants and restorations and CRP fields in Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois. Types of data include cover estimates of individual plant species in small plots, species presence lists for larger plots, and vegetation structure measurements. The biologist may also participate in grassland bird surveys and will be responsible for data entry as needed. Time for additional independent research may be available. The field assistant must be able to work independently and reliably in all field conditions, particularly the heat and humidity typical of Midwestern summers. Course work and/or experience in biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, or related curriculum is required. Field experience identifying prairie plant species is strongly preferred, but willingness and ability to learn plant identification is required. Map and compass skills preferred, a reasonable sense of direction required. Familiarity with grassland bird identification by sight and sound would be a bonus. The biologist must supply his/her own transportation. Compensation: $4,000 contract. Flexible terms to be arranged. For further information about the project and how to apply, please contact: Amy Symstad, 3159 Crim Dr., Savanna, IL 61074. 815-273-3184 Fax 815-273-1132, email@example.com. Posted: 3/12/02.
Ohio State University: Wetland Technician. Job posting number U-18819-070901 Position level: 1-B/H. Successful candidate will be in charge of Ecosystem Analytical Laboratory and Mud Room of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP). Familiarity with lab quantitative methods required; experience with some laboratory water instruments desirable; parameters include nutrients, TOC, turbidity, and other related analyses. Current projects include weekly and flood event water quality analysis of riparian marshes, bottomland forests, mesocosm experiments, and streams. Experience in biological sampling for macroinvertebrates and fish also desirable. Successful candidate will oversee development of new state-of-the-art wetland laboratories at ORWRP new research building in the next 2 years. Salary range: $24,360 - 27,828. Requirement: Bachelors/masters degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, natural resources or related field. Visit our web site for more information on current research projects: http://swamp.ag.ohio-state.edu. Contact: Dr William J. Mitsch, Director, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210 USA. Phone: 614-292-9774, FAX: 614-292-9773 (office), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/19/01.
Oregon State University: We invite energetic and self-motivated individuals to apply for a position of Biological Sciences Research Worker in our research lab. The successful applicant will assist research technicians in collecting soil samples; removing, cleaning, drying and weighing roots from the samples; maintaining field equipment; and collecting and recording data (measuring tree dimensions and canopy structures). The person will be under regular supervision of a research technician and post-doctoral research associate. Ability to work with Excel on a PC computer and basic lab instruments is required. Advanced knowledge in soils and forest ecosystem processes is preferred. This is a temporary full-time position for 5 months, with an hourly wage of $8.51. Start Date: May 6, 2002. To apply: Send letter of application and resume with names and contact details of two references to: Osbert Sun, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; phone: 541-737-8471; fax: 541-737-1393; e-mail: Osbert.email@example.com. http://www.fsl.orst.edu/terra/. Posted: 4/12/02.
Oregon State University: Forest Vegetation Specialist Three positions are available for Vegetation Specialists beginning June and lasting through September, 2002. Forest vegetation sampling will be conducted in the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon and will require living and working in rugged field conditions. We are searching for individuals knowledgeable in plant taxonomy, experienced in field identification of forest understory vegetation (Northeastern Oregon), experienced with GPS and GIS technology, and comfortable with computer spreadsheet applications. Basic knowledge and experience of silviculture practices and forest management is also desirable. The information gathered will be used to develop ecological models related to vegetation succession and wildlife habitat. The study area is located north of Lostine in northeast Oregon. Trailer style housing is available at the Eastern Oregon Agriculture Experiment Station and temporary shelter in the field. Salaries start at $9.00/hr. We are interested in botanists and technicians experienced with plant taxonomy (i.e. field identification of grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees), physiology, and GPS skills. Or, someone extremely motivated to learn and work independently. If you are sincerely interested or would like to learn more about the position please contact or send a resume to: Andrew Yost, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97333. 541-737-1623, 541-757-3470, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/29/02.
Oregon State University: Ecophysiologist. Position Number 002-953. Earliest Starting Date: February 18, 2002. For full consideration apply by January 25, 2002. The position will be with an interdisciplinary team of scientists working on integration of ecological simulation models with plot data and spatial data related to climate, physiography, vegetation, and soil properties. The goal of the research is the measurement and simulation of regional CO2 fluxes in the Pacific Northwest. Responsibilities will include primarily field data collection, maintenance of field instrumentation (including automated soil chamber system and meteorological stations), and data management. Field studies will involve soil CO2 effluxes in response to environment, and variation in productivity, leaf area index, and litterfall. The field sites will include three forest types along a climatic gradient in Oregon. The successful applicant will analyze and manage large ecological data sets, communicate results and participate in preparation of scientific publications. Qualifications: M.S. in Ecophysiology, Forest Science, Ecology, or Botany is required. Demonstrated experience performing ecophysiological measurements in the field and laboratory (e.g., net photosynthesis, respiration, leaf area, soil moisture) is required. Experience using field instrumentation (e.g., Campbell data loggers, LI6400, LAI-2000, pressure bomb, TDR), including instrument maintenance and troubleshooting is required (previous experience designing and constructing lab and field instrumentation desirable). Experience summarizing ecophysiological data collected from multiple sites, and manipulation and analysis of the data (e.g., analysis of A-Ci curves, stand dimensional data to estimate aboveground net primary productivity, analysis of optical measurements for estimating LAI; developing statistical models for estimating monthly and annual soil CO2 fluxes from periodic measurements and environmental variables) is required, using preferably S-PLUS or SAS, or other software. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team environment is required. Modeling experience is highly desirable. Employment Conditions: Full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term faculty position. This position is funded by grant funds. Re-appointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time annual salary is $24,996-$30,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Medical, dental, and life insurance group plans are available. For More Information: Contact Paul Schwarz, Department of Forest Science, 342 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5752; phone: 541-737-8481; fax: 541-737-1393; internet: email@example.com. To Apply: Send letter of application with statement of interest, vitae (resume), examples of your publications if available, unofficial copies of transcripts, and 2 letters of reference to: Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis OR 97331-5752. For full consideration send application materials by January 25, 2002. Posted: 1/7/02.
Oregon State University: Faculty Research Assistant, Maximum of 12 positions (3 will be supervisory positions) for seasonal (3-4 months) field crews to do research for marbled murrelets. These positions are funded by grant funds. Minimum of BS, with preference given to wildlife, forestry or closely related field, or equivalent experience, eligibility for Wildlife Society Certification and familiarity/experience working with murrelets preferred. Preference will be given for supervisory experience for the supervisor positions. The study area is located in the Oregon Coast Range, housing may be available. The work is physically strenuous, employee will navigate over steep, rugged mountainous terrain in some cases using state vehicles, working varying time schedules and during inclement weather throughout the season. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 4, 2002. A complete position announcement can be seen at http://osu.orst.edu/admin/hr/jobs/academic/001.htm, or you can call 541/737-1936 for a printed copy. A completed application must consist of: 1) a letter of application addressing your qualifications (and preference for supervisory positions); 2) a professional resume; 3) a COPY of your university transcripts; and 4) a list of three references, with telephone numbers, who are familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Submit to Jan Cyrus, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 104 Nash, Corvallis, OR 97331-3803. Revised: 1/10/02.
Oregon State University: Seasonal Faculty Research Assistant, 10-12 positions for field crews to do research studying juvenile steelhead or fall chinook physiology and estuarine behavior. These positions are grant funded. Minimum of BA/BS in fisheries biology or related field, valid driver's license, job requires lifting or pulling heavy equipment (nets, tanks, boats, etc.), preference may be given for experience in salmon physiology, boating, flying, telemetry, surgical tag implantation, avian predation on smolts. The study areas are on the lower Columbia River, the Snake River and possibly the Nehalem Estuary. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February 11, 2002. A complete position announcement can be seen at http://osu.orst.edu/admin/hr/jobs/academic/001.htm, or you can call 541/737-1936 for a printed copy. A completed application consists of: 1) a resume (including names and phone numbers of three references; 2) a COPY of your university transcripts; and 3) cover letter. Submit to Dr. Carl Schreck or Dr. Shaun Clements, ATTN: Seasonal Hiring, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University, 104 Nash, Corvallis, OR 97331-3803. Posted: 1/14/02.
Parametrix, Inc.: a leading engineering/environmental consulting and architectural firm, is seeking a full-time mid-level SENIOR WETLAND ECOLOGIST (#K115) in its Kirkland, WA office. The successful candidate will perform scientific environmental studies and ecological evaluations in the field and office. Responsibilities include wetland delineation, impact assessment, permitting and regulatory compliance, data analysis and interpretation, and working with a diversity of technical staff to prepare high quality technical reports. Education and technical knowledge is required in one of the following disciplines: botany, soil science, aquatic ecology or plant ecology. Familiarity with the flora of the Pacific Northwest and plant identification skills are highly desirable. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science preferred, 5+ years related work experience, and a strong ecological background. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with the ability to work independently, and with excellent writing and communication skills. Candidates with wetland consulting experience preferred. Parametrix is an employee-owned firm with a successful 32-year history, and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. In addition, Parametrix offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, a 401(k) plan, and Incentive Pay Program. Qualified applicants please email or fax your resume and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Parametrix, Inc., Consultants in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, and Architecture, www.parametrix.com, Fax: 253-276-0046. Posted: 11/8/01.
Pennsylvania State University Postdoctoral and technician positions available immediately in functional genomics/molecular ecology. Project uses chimeric receptor-like kinases (RLKs) and reporter constructs (e.g., GFP) in Arabidopsis to examine plant perception of and responses to natural and novel environmental stimuli including microbes, volatile chemicals, soil contaminants and insects. RLKs are one means by which plants perceive environmental stimuli. We will create plants with a large number of hybrid RLK proteins having their extracellular domains linked to intracellular kinases eliciting visible responses. Then these plants will be screened with a large array of potential stimuli (e.g., methyl jasmonate, methyl salicylate, insect salivary elicitors, pathogens, pathogen-derived elicitors, soil- and air-borne chemicals, etc.) to identify the stimuli to which each receptor responds, its sensitivity, and specificity. This project provides an opportunity to investigate the basis of plant perception and responses to the environment at a molecular level. Biochemical (e.g., glucosinolate, phenolic), ecological, and other responses can also be measured in these experiments. Please email CV, interests, and names of 3 references to Jack C. Schultz (email@example.com) or Ramesh Raina (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 5/31/02.
PhycoTech, Inc.: Lab Technician Position: Immediate Opening. Position open for an energetic, knowledgeable person with a Bachelors or Masters degree in aquatic or wetland ecology, who desires to work for a flexible, fast growing environmental firm specializing in aquatic sample analysis. Experience with Microsoft Access, Excel and Word, and great attention to detail required. Duties include receiving and logging in algal and zooplankton samples, algal sample pre-processing (i.e. acid cleaning, mounting, etc), some field sampling, coordinating data delivery to clients, and interfacing with clients concerning questions about sample identification and sample delivery. Salary commensurate with experience. Please respond to this email with resume and references or reply to: Ann St. Amand, Ph.D., President, PhycoTech, Inc., 620 Broad Street, Suite 100, St. Joseph, Michigan, 49085, USA. (voice) 616-983-3654, (fax) 866-728-5579 or 616-983-3654, mailto:email@example.com, www.phycotech.com. Posted: 9/18/01.
Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust: we are looking for a seasonal, full-time technician to work from May through November 2002. Responsibilities: Assist our scientific staff with research to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of meadow and wetland restorations along the Platte River in central Nebraska. Conduct field and laboratory research, including collecting benthic macroinvertebrates and processing samples; monitoring pitfall trap arrays for amphibians; sampling fish by electroshocking and seining; collecting terrestrial insects; and monitoring surface water and groundwater level fluctuations. Assist with the Trust's other research and habitat management activities, including mist netting and banding of birds, bird surveys, soil invertebrate sampling, prescribed burning, and native seed collection. Qualifications: College graduate or senior level undergraduate in biology, zoology, ecology, or a natural resource discipline. Through education and/or experience, knowledge of aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, fish, hydrology, ecology, and/or natural resources is desirable. Basic computer skills also are desirable. Successful applicants will be capable of working in both lab and field, hardy about coping with varied weather conditions, and responsible about completing tasks without direct supervision. Information about the Trust and its activities: www.whoopingcrane.org. Salary: $8.50 per hour; housing is also provided. Review of applications begins on May 3, 2002. To Apply: Via email, mail, or fax, send a cover letter and current resume, including references, to: Beth Goldowitz, Aquatic Ecologist, Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc., 6611 W Whooping Crane Dr, Wood River NE 68883. tel 308-384-4633, fax 308-384-7209, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/22/02.
San Diego State University: Research Assistant in Coastal Sage Scrub Food Web Ecology - Southern California. San Diego State University offers a 1-2-year position to conduct field studies in coastal sage scrub food web ecology. Work includes; 1) sampling small mammals, insects, vegetation, avifauna, and soil across gradients of disturbance in Coastal Sage Scrub habitat. Primary responsibility will be small mammal live-trapping. Other tasks include occasional tissue collection, data entry/quality control, and some analysis. You may remain in the field during some sampling sessions but housing will be provided. Field experience identifying, handling, marking, and sampling tissue from small mammals is critical and experience with S. CA taxa especially useful. Demonstrated ability to learn species identification and the use of key's critical. Ability to perform strenuous work in field conditions, also required. Familiarity with data entry, quality control, and database management is helpful. Funding for this project has just begun. Position remains open until filled. (Salary: approximately 20K, depending on experience). Please send a letter (or email) of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (with addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) to: Dr. Jay Diffendorfer, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182. Phone: 619-594-0311, Fax: 619-594-5676, E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 9/10/01.
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory: Research technician: We seek an enthusiastic and hard-working individual for field-based studies of narrow mouth toads on the Savannah River Site, SC. Responsibilities will include field collections of adults, preparation and maintenance of in-field experiments with embryos and larvae, and laboratory measurements of physiological traits in larvae and adults. The project will require extensive field work, usually at night and in wet conditions. We thus seek an individual who is eager to work independently under such circumstances. This one-year position begins in March, 2001, or when a suitable candidate is found (prior to May, 2001). Salary is commensurate with experience. Send duplicate resumes to: William Hopkins, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, Aiken, SC, 29802 (Hopkins@srel.edu), and Christopher Rowe, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, PO Box 38, Solomons, MD, 20688 (Rowe@cbl.umces.edu). Posted: 1/23/02.
Science Applications International Corporation: Environmental Scientist - Animal Ecologist Job will involve coordinating and conducting data collection activities (including field surveys), data summary and analysis, and summary report writing for endangered, threatened or species of concern in the desert Southwest; preparation of ecological community descriptions for environmental baseline/characterization projects, environmental monitoring, ecological and biological research projects, and similar activities. The successful candidate will primarily support projects in Nevada and California, and will at times be required to support projects in other locations. The successful candidate must be capable of supporting data collection and writing for relevant portions of environmental planning and compliance documents (including EIRs, Negative Declarations, EISs, EAs, technical reports, and biological assessments) in accordance with State and Federal regulations and guidelines. The position may include periodic travel and working alone or in groups in remote, rugged locations. Required Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of the ecology and life history of animal species found in Nevada and California, the Great Basin and southwestern deserts. Experience coordinating and conducting rare/sensitive species surveys, environmental monitoring, measuring habitat parameters, or monitoring animal population abundance in the desert Southwest. Demonstrated experience working with Desert Tortoise populations to include field survey and monitoring. Current knowledge of State (particularly California and Nevada) and Federal environmental laws, rules, and regulations. Experience conducting field investigations in southern Nevada, California, or the southwestern United States. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and proficiency with personal computers and database, word processing, and spreadsheet software. Experience writing for relevant portions of environmental planning and compliance documents (including EIRs, Negative Declarations, EISs, EAs, technical reports, and biological assessments) in accordance with State and Federal regulations and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-turn-around environment. Willingness to work occasional long days, weekends, or extended workweeks to meet client deadlines. Willingness and ability to conduct field surveys and other strenuous work alone or in groups in harsh environmental conditions, including hiking in rugged terrain and possible camping in remote locations. Ability to understand and conduct basic analysis of environmental data. Desired Skills: Previous experience and interactions with land management and regulatory agencies, particularly U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of Land Management; Nevada Division of Wildlife, and California Department of Fish and Game. Experience drafting mitigation plans and biological assessments under the Endangered Species Act is beneficial. Knowledge of statistics and experience with Microsoft Access and ArcView software helpful. Experience preparing professional-quality technical reports and plans, and conducting professional-quality document reviews. Experience using Global Positioning System equipment and software Please send resume via e-mail to Carol.L.Teran@saic.com. Posted: 8/6/01.
Science Applications International Corporation: We are looking to fill the following position in its Las Vegas, Nevada office. See the Job Opportunities pages on the SAIC web site (http://www.saic.com). Please submit resumes to CAROL.L.TERAN@saic.com and reference the Position Number. PLANT ECOLOGIST (Pos No.: PNS029778). Job will involve coordinating and conducting data collection activities (including field surveys), data summary and analysis, and/or summary report writing for sensitive/rare plant and animal species surveys, plant/animal community descriptions for environmental baseline/characterization projects, environmental monitoring, ecological and biological research projects, wetland delineations, or similar activities. The successful candidate will support implementation and monitoring efforts for arid land reclamation/revegetation projects in Nevada, California, other southwestern states and the Great Basin. The successful candidate must be capable of supporting data collection and writing for relevant portions of environmental planning and compliance documents (including EIRs, Negative Declarations, EISs, EAs, technical reports, and biological assessments) in accordance with State and Federal regulations and guidelines. The position may include participating in field investigation activities at potential hazardous waste sites governed by the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The position will include at least periodic travel and working alone or in groups in remote, rugged locations. REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in a Natural Resources Science or Management Discipline such as Botany, Plant Ecology, Range Science, or a closely related field with 5-10 years of relevant experience. Master of Science degree in these fields with 4-8 years of relevant experience preferred. DESIRED SKILLS: Current knowledge of State (particularly California and Nevada) and Federal environmental laws, rules, and regulations. Experience conducting field investigations in southern Nevada, California, or the southwestern United States preferred. Previous experience and interactions with land management and regulatory agencies, particularly U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of Land Management; Nevada Division of Forestry, and California Department of Fish and Game. Experience drafting mitigation plans and biological assessments for endangered or threatened species beneficial. Experience developing sections of NEPA documents associated with the particular technical discipline. Knowledge of statistics and experience with Microsoft Access and ArcView software helpful. Experience preparing professional-quality technical reports and plans, and conducting professional-quality document reviews. Experience using Global Positioning System equipment and software. Posted: 7/30/01.
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge: Wildlife Biologist (GS-7) needed to assist with a study of post-fire effects on birds, small mammals, and vegetation in northern Nevada sagebrush-steppe habitats at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge from Apr/May - Sept/Oct 2002. Duties include conducting point counts of birds in burned and unburned sagebrush and mountain mahogany communities, possible nest searching and monitoring, vegetation sampling and monitoring, and small mammal trapping. Shared housing is available on the refuge. The refuge is remote (~ 90 minute drive to nearest grocery store), the terrain is tough, the afternoon temperature is mild to hot (but it's a dry heat!). Please refer to vacancy announcement TVA-02-027 which can be found at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/a.htm . Follow all application procedures as listed on the official USFWS vacancy announcement. Closing date is March 14th, 2002. Kristian McIntyre, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/26/02.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Ecology of Blue Crabs. Biological Technician IS 7 ($31,397 per yr plus benefits). 1.5-year term starting approximately 15 April 2002. The Biological Technician will assist a large grant-funded project involving analysis of blue crab biology. The project involves assessing survival, growth, and habitat use of juvenile blue crabs and movement, migration and reproductive biology of adults throughout Chesapeake Bay. The Biological Technician will work with team of senior principle investigators, other technicians, and undergraduate interns. **Responsible for serving as captain of a 42 ft research vessel on Chesapeake Bay for trawling, benthic grabs/cores, and tracking of blue crabs.** Full job ad at: http://www.serc.si.edu. For more information, contact Anson Hines at email@example.com. Application review will begin 29 March 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/13/02.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Biologist GS 7 ($31,397 per yr plus benefits). Biological Technician in Estuarine Ecology of Fish and Benthic Invertebrates Permanent, hard-money, federal position. Application deadline 22 March 2002. Position Announcement Number: 02KW-1045, Position Series GS-401, Grade 07. The Biologist (professional, career-track Biological Technician) will assist in descriptive and experimental analysis of population and community ecology of fish and benthic invertebrates of Chesapeake Bay, especially at SERC’s long-term research site on the Rhode River. The position requires working with a team of Principle Investigators, technicians, undergraduate interns, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists. The position supports field sampling and experiments for an array of external grants as well as long-term (20+ yr) descriptive sampling program. Experience and aptitude in data management, computer graphics and statistical analyses are especially desirable. For the full job ad see http://www.serc.si.edu/SERC_web_html/Oppor_emp_BTechGS7PermAd.htm. Posted: 3/1/02.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Biological Technician IS 7 ($31,397 per yr plus benefits). Estuarine Ecology of Fish and Benthic Invertebrates 2-year term starting approximately 15 March 2002. The Biological Technician will assist a large EPA grant-funded project involving a multidisciplinary analysis of estuarine indicators of environmental quality. The project relates land use and watershed conditions to estuarine water quality and other biological indicators to develop measures of environmental condition and human impacts. The Biological Technician will work with team of senior principle investigators, postdoctoral fellow, other technicians, and undergraduate interns. Responsible for field work on an array of subestuaries of Chesapeake Bay, with primary responsibility for sampling fish and benthic invertebrates for development of associated IBIs, and secondary responsibility to assist with sampling stream invertebrates, foraging activity of fish-eating birds, wetlands, and variables of water quality. Desired Qualifications and Experience: · Masters degree or equivalent experience in marine and/or estuarine ecology. · Experience in identification of estuarine fish and benthic invertebrates, especially for the Mid-Atlantic region or East Coast. · Experience in quantitative field sampling of estuarine fish and benthic invertebrates. · Experience operating small boats and boat trailers. · Ability to manage and manipulate data files using software for spread sheets (esp. Excel), relational databases (esp. Access), statistical packages (esp. Systat,or SAS), and graphical presentation (esp. Sigma plot). · Ability to work as team member. · Demonstrated initiative, independence and responsible maturity. Additional inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org SERC Home Page: www.serc.si.edu. Applicants should submit cover letter, Curricula Vitae and names of references to: Dr. Anson H. Hines, Assistant Director and Marine Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, PO Box 28, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Application review will begin 28 February 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/6/02.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Environmental Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor. Seeking a full-time laboratory supervisor to assist with a research project addressing the effects of global climate change on carbon sequestration and export. The research is the latest phase of a long-term study at the Smithsonian Institution on the response of natural ecosystems to future elevated levels of atmospheric CO2. Laboratory duties include operating analytical equipment, ordering lab supplies, and data management. Field work requires collecting and processing samples of water, plants and soils at sites in Maryland and Florida. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is a 1200 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands (see www.serc.si.edu for more details). Many of the Center's 100+ full-time employees commute from nearby Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. Expertise or course work in one or more of the following areas is desired: biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, chemistry, environmental science, biology, ecology, ecosystem ecology, microbiology. Appointment is one year and may be renewed for 1.5 additional years. The starting salary ranges from $22,000 to 29,000 depending on experience. To apply, e-mail or snail-mail a letter of interest and resume by September 31st to: Dr. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028; email@example.com, 443-482-2346. Posted: 9/17/01.
Smithsonian Institution: The Smithsonian's Conservation & Research Center in Front Royal, VA has an opening for an Ecology Intern. Responsibilities include capture, census, and radio-tracking of white-tailed deer and conducting vegetation inventories to examine the effects of deer browsing. Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience in woody seedling identification and/or radio telemetry. Must be willing to work long, odd hours with the ability to work independently and as part of a field crew and tolerate a range of weather conditions and biting insects. The position runs from early April through November. The stipend is $500/month and housing is provided. The deadline for accepting applications is March 9. Please attach via e-mail a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of 3 references to: Brian Piccolo, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/19/02.
Smithsonian Institution: The Spatial Analysis Lab at the Smithsonian Conservation & Research Center (www.si.edu/crc) is seeking interns to start immediately. Applicant should have strong computer skills and experience with web development. Intern will assist in setting up a web server that will serve data from international projects going on in the lab, as well as educational resources for high school teachers and students for monitoring forest biodiversity. Projects going on in the lab include mapping habitat for endangered species such as Burmese Eld's deer, Mongolian gazelles, and Asian elephants; determining intact forest tracts using data from large-scale remote sensing of forests in Canada and Myanmar; habitat modeling and field surveys of small mammals and birds of Virginia, and training of wildlife management professionals in application of GPS, GIS and remote sensing to everyday land management. A $500/month stipend and free on-site housing are provided. Send letter of interest and resume to Melissa Songer at email@example.com. Posted: 12/26/01.
Smithsonian Institution: Research Intern: Ecology and natural history of chemical defense in New Guinea birds. This 7-10 month research intern will assist in studies of the ecology and physiology of chemical defense in New Guinean Pitohui birds. These are among the world's only poisonous birds, and these studies are designed to further investigate the natural history of toxin use in this group. The intern may work in both the field (Papua New Guinea) and with a captive population of Pitohui birds that will be housed at Smithsonian's Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Virginia. Field duties will include observing feeding and mating behaviors of pitohuis, using mist-netting, color-banding, and radio-telemetry to study movements, making collections of natural food items, and using simple chemical tests for toxins. The intern may also help collect birds to start a captive research population at the CRC in Front Royal. At CRC, the student will help enter and analyze field data, and work with captive birds to assist in behavioral and chemical studies. Applicants should be in good physical condition, have a B.S. in biology or a related field, and have some relevant field experience and a desire to work in New Guinea. Prior experience with field techniques, GIS, or traveling to developing tropical countries should be mentioned in your application. Stipend levels are subject to approval and will be commensurate with experience level, but are expected to be in the range of $1100 to $1500 per month. Starting date is expected to be around 1 March 2001. This position would be ideal for a person considering graduate school, or an established student wishing to gain experience working in Papua New Guinea. For more information, contact John Dumbacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Molecular Genetics Lab, National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008, 1-202-673-4781 (http://www.mnh.si.edu/GeneticsLab/StaffPage/DumbacherJ/jdumbacher.html). To apply, send curriculum vitae, statement of interests, and at least two letters of recommendation. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by 20 January 2002. Posted: 12/17/01.
Smithsonian Institution: Molecular Evolution Laboratory Technician (Molecular Biology), IS-5 or IS-6. This one-year position will provide research and analytical support for molecular genetics research on the lowland phylogeography of New Guinea birds. The position is in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, but the duty station will be at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. The technician will conduct laboratory procedures including isolation of DNA from tissues, set-up and running of polymerase chain reactions (PCR), DNA sequencing, and assisting with analyses of phylogeography. The technician will enter data into computer databases, and assist with general lab maintenance, preparation of solutions, inventory and stocking of general lab supplies. The technician will be required to attend meetings of laboratory staff. The position requires a bachelor's degree in a biological or chemical science, and some experience in basic DNA and laboratory methods. Our lab is a dynamic group with two principle investigators, several postdocs, three or more graduate students, and multiple technicians. Other active projects range from population genetics to phylogenetics to genetics of disease, and focal taxa come from around the globe. This would be an ideal position for someone considering graduate school in evolutionary biology and who would like additional laboratory experience. For more information, contact John Dumbacher, at email@example.com, Molecular Genetics Lab, National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008, 1-202-673-4781. To apply, send curriculum vitae, statement of interests, and at least two letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is 10 January 2002. Posted: 12/17/01.
South Florida Water Management District: Staff Environmental Scientist. We invite applications for an ecological analyst position. This is a leased position, subject to a contract with SCI, a licensed employee leasing company. This position is due to expire 7/21/03. The successful applicant will conduct data gathering and synthesis, and data analysis and interpretation using existing large databases in support of the development of ecological models of Florida Bay seagrass communities. The position is associated with a USGS-funded project to develop ecological models that will be used in making management decisions regarding Everglades and Florida Bay restoration, the most ambitious wetland restoration project in the world. The applicant will be manipulating and using large databases, applying statistical analysis, interpreting ecological datasets, compiling literature and data and participating in field and lab efforts that yield data critical to the modeling process. Applicant will also be involved in writing reports and manuscripts for publication. Setting: The position is based in West Palm Beach. The candidate should be willing to travel to several meetings and workshops per year, and eager to assist in occasional estuarine fieldwork in the Florida Keys. Qualifications: Applicant must possess a Bachelor's degree (M.S. preferred) in Coastal, Estuarine, Marine or Seagrass Ecology, and have at least (4) years of experience working with ecological data. The applicant should have extensive experience with computer processing of data and data interpretation, and knowledge of and experience with ecological modeling. Proficiency is desired in at least one of the following programming languages: Stella, C, C++, Visual Basic, Fortran, Madonna or similar desktop computer application suited to model development. Applicant should have proficiency with statistical analyses and familiarity with database management packages. General knowledge of GIS, and web design would be useful. Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license required. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications. Interested applicants should send a letter including job reference number 202153, stating qualifications and a statement of research background and interests; a CV; and a list of four references (with email addresses and phone numbers). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov. For regular mail send to: South Florida Water Management District, 6520 Human Resources, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680. Posted: 6/7/02.
South Florida Water Managment District: Everglades Avian Ecologist. This is a time-limited, leased worker position through SCI, an employee leasing program. This position is due to expire 5/30/03. One-year Environmental Scientist position with the Everglades Division of the South Florida Water Management District starting after June 1, 2002. Primary duties include statistical modeling of wading bird feeding behavior data to support the Everglades restoration process. Candidate's responsibilities include manipulating data in a relational database, developing statistical models, and writing summaries of results leading to scientific publications. Candidate may occasionally assist in the field with avian point counts and wading bird field experiments. Candidate will work closely with ecologists as part of a broad multi-disciplinary team. Exposure to a wide range of ecosystem studies is guaranteed. Candidate must be proficient with SAS, PC-based word-processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software. Candidate should have experience with statistical analyses and writing concise summaries of the results. Candidate should also have a good understanding of avian or behavioral ecology. Prior experience with wading bird studies or behavioral observations of birds is desirable. Minimum requirements include a BS in wildlife ecology or related field (MS preferred), and two to four years of related experience. Position is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Job reference number 202129. Application deadline is 4/15/02. Send a CV, letter of interest, and name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three (3) references to email@example.com with courtesy copy to Dr. Dale E. Gawlik at firstname.lastname@example.org (telephone 561-682-6712). www.sfwmd.gov. Posted: 3/19/02.
South Florida Water Managment District: Ecological Systems Analyst. The Everglades Division of South Florida Water Managment District is seeking an ecologist to aid in information synthesis for our Everglades Landscape Modeling program. Research in the Division ranges from wetlands and tree islands of the northern Everglades to the mangrove and seagrass communities in the southern Everglades and Florida Bay. This basic research is linked directly to our simulation modeling program in helping to evaluate and optimize a $7.8 billion Everglades restoration program. The position will provide ecological and technical support in data acquisition and analysis for model calibration, synthesizing data from the Everglades ecosystems. The selected applicant will be expected to learn and understand model algorithms that quantitatively describe the ecological structure and function of the Everglades. This position will assist in evaluation and enhancement of model performance, as part the long-term process of integrating research advances into the model(s). Duties include: statistical- and database- derived synthesis of both the ecological literature and of Division research for model inputs and calibration data sets; use and/or develop model parameter optimization routines; use and/or develop post-processing and other model utility programs. There is opportunity to participate in field research activities that are related to the many components of the landscape models. The individual should have a systems-oriented background in ecological and/or hydrologic concepts, particularly as they pertain towards enhancing our understanding of the Everglades. Valuable skills include knowledge of statistics, GIS, C programming, data management, and/or web site development. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field, preferably with 2-3 years experience. The salary range is $34,050 - $51,459 annually. This is a time-limited, leased position, subject to a contract with SCI, a licensed employee leasing company. Position is due to expire on 9/30/04 and is subject to renewal. More information on our research in landscape modeling may be found at http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/erd/esr/elm.html. Candidates should submit an official SFWMD application, letter of research interests, vita, and names and contact information for 3 references. Include the Job Reference Number 201347 in your application. Please apply via: a) our website at www.sfwmd.gov, or b) mail to: South Florida Water Management District, 6520 - Human Resources, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680. Please send a courtesy copy to Dr. Carl Fitz, 4440 Everglades Division, above mailing address; email email@example.com. Posted: 10/02/2001.
Starflower Foundation: Managing Director. Location: Seattle, WA, U.S.A. The Starflower Foundation assists creation, rehabilitation and stewardship of Pacific Northwest native plant communities by supporting citizen-driven restoration and education projects that inspire understanding, appreciation and preservation of Pacific Northwest native ecosystems. Full job ad: http://www.starflower.org/ Posted: 4/9/02.
SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry: Summer Field Position Available in southern NY and northeastern PA: Through a cooperative agreement, the SUNY-College of Environmental Science & Forestry and the USDA Forest Service are looking for someone to evaluate vascular plant diversity and cover on forested research plots in the Delaware River basin. Ideally, we are seeking someone with education and/or experience in botany. Applicants may be non-students, graduate, or undergraduate students. However, undergraduate students must have completed at least 2 years of college. The position is full-time and runs from May 28 - August 23, 2002. Benefits include paid housing and a per diem meal allowance. Pay is $10-12/hour, depending on experience. This position offers the opportunity to earn valuable experience while enjoying the scenic Catskill Mountains and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Please announce and/or advertise this position to the appropriate audiences. Anyone interested in the position should contact James Savage(firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. Posted: 4/25/02.
Texas A&M University: Biogeochemistry. Two (2) research associate positions are available immediately in the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory in the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management at Texas A&M University. Individuals in these positions will become part of multidisciplinary teams addressing (a) landscape-level spatial variation of soil C and N, and (b) soil carbon storage and dynamics in relation to vegetation dynamics in temperate and subtropical savannas. Desired qualifications include an M.S. (preferred) or B.S. (with relevant work experience) in ecology, soil science, biology, chemistry, geology, or closely related discipline, with strong laboratory skills in biogeochemical methodology. Experience with elemental analyses and stable isotopic analyses of soils and plants, and the ability to work in a team context will be an advantage. Both positions are full-time and include a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with background and experience. Positions are available for a minimum of two years, with continuation dependent on performance and funding. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Send C.V. with names and contact information for 3 references to: Thomas W. Boutton, Dept. Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, 2126 TAMUS, College Station, TX 77843-2126 (Phone 979-845-8027, Fax 979-845-6430, E-mail: email@example.com ). Posted: 1/16/02.
Texas National Guard: We currently have two job openings in Environmental: (1) ITAM coordinator (#2002-61) (will close around 1 July) and (2) Botanist (#2002-63). Please visit http://www.agd.state.tx.us/human_resources/state-jobs2.htm for more information and application instructions. If anyone would like more information beyond what is on the web page, please email or call Dawn Johnson, Natural Resources Manager, Adjutant General's Department, Dawn.Johnson@TX.NGB.ARMY.MIL, 512-782-6035. Natural Resources Specialist III (Botanist): This position is for a botanist on the Natural Resources team. His/her duties will involve developing long-term vegetation monitoring protocol (in conjunction with ITAM coordinator and NR Manager), developing and implementing invasive species removal and habitat restoration projects, and dealing with any other botanical issues. He/she will most likely also be involved a variety of other NR issues, such as prescribed burning, pest management, etc. The basic requirements are being a teamplayer, solid foundation in ecology and plant biology/identification, and willingness to work with soldiers. We would prefer someone with a Master's degree, however experience could also be sufficient. Posted: 6/12/02.
USDA-ARS: Summer Grassland Ecology Technicians (3 to 5 months). We are seeking motivated individuals interested in ecological field experience to fill three technician positions during the summer of 2002. Our research examines a) how often and what types of grazing management reduce grasshopper populations in the Northern Great Plains, b) what mechanisms play important roles in interactions between grazing management and grasshopper population dynamics, c) what are the effects of fire and livestock grazing on grasshopper populations, and d) what ecosystem characteristics allow grasshopper herbivory to be beneficial to rangeland productivity. Work will include sampling vegetation, soil and grasshoppers in large scale grazing management experiments, as well as conducting manipulative field experiments. Other work will include determining grasshopper densities and species composition, measuring plant species diversity and biomass, sorting samples, and taking measurements to assess rangeland nutrient cycling. Most field work will be conducted on grasslands in the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota (www.fs.fed.us/r1/dakotaprairie/tour) and in eastern Montana. The positions are based at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Lab in Sidney, MT (www.sidney.ars.usda.gov). The work requires some overnight travel. Three positions are available starting in either late May or early June, but of differing duration. Two positions will last until late September or October. One position will be from June to August. Please specify when you are available and what position(s) you are interested in. Qualifications: Upper level undergraduate or Bachelors degree is desirable. Ecology, range management, or entomology field experience or class work is beneficial. Willingness and physical ability to work long hours in hot weather. Must have a valid driver?s license. Pay: Approximately $7.50-$10.50/hour (full time), depending on experience and position. Housing is not provided, but assistance in finding housing is provided. Reasonably priced apartments ($200-300/month) are typically available. Screening of applicants will begin March 18th and continue until all positions are filled. Mail or email cover letter indicating interest in position and qualifications, unofficial transcripts, available starting and ending dates, and resume with a list of three references (including name, title, address, phone number and email address (if available) to: Donovan J. Craig, USDA-ARS, 1500 N. Central Ave., Sidney, MT 59270. Email (for questions or sending applications): firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 406-433-9497. Posted: 2/26/02.
USDA-ARS: Ecology Technician (Permanent) - USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT. Announcement Number: ARS-X1W-1413. Hiring Level: GS-7, GS-8, or GS-9. Closing Date: August 13, 2001. The technician works with a research entomologist who is studying the ecology and management of grasshoppers at the Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Pest Management Research Unit, Sidney, MT. Participates in research examining how grazing management can be used to reduce grasshopper outbreaks, the effects of rangeland fire and livestock grazing on grasshoppers, and the influence of grasshopper herbivory on nutrient cycling and rangeland productivity. The technician sets up and maintains field experiments; collects ecological and entomological data in the field and laboratory; identifies grasshoppers and rangeland plants; analyzes grasshopper, plant, and soil samples using a variety of techniques and equipment; keeps detailed records of experimental data; and statistically analyzes and summarizes data. This is a permanent position. Candidates should have field and/or laboratory research experience in ecology, entomology, or range management, and the ability to conduct basic statistical analyses. The ability to identify plant or insect samples is helpful, but not required. For more information email email@example.com or see http://www.sidney.ars.usda.gov/scientists/dbranson/ Full Announcement and Application Instructions on the web at: www.ars.usda.gov/afm2/divisions/hrd/vacancy/X1W-1413.htm. Posted: 7/19/01.
USDA Forest Service: Summer Jobs in the Sierra Nevada, Meadow Monitoring (Plants & Soils). Titles: Ecologist or Botanist, GS-05 to GS-09; Biological Science Technician (soils), GS-04 to GS-05. Duration: 3 months (June - August). Number of Positions: Up to 6 Ecologists or Botanists and 3 Biological Science Technicians. Pay: GS-04 - $9.74, GS-05 - $10.89, GS-07 - $13.49, GS-09 - $16.51 Locality pay adjustment may apply. The USDA Forest Service will begin implementing a long-term monitoring program for multiple resources in the Sierra Nevada this summer. Monitoring of meadows will occur on 11 National Forests in the Sierra Nevada, southern Cascade Range, and Modoc Plateau. The study area will consist of three regions (i.e., northern, central, and southern) with one crew assigned to each region. Each crew will consist of two vegetation ecologists and one biological science technician. Vegetation ecologists may be hired within either the ecology or the botany series. Crews will establish permanent plots and measure vegetation, soil, hydrologic, and basic environmental attributes. The vegetation ecologists must have strong plant identification skills and should have experience in ecological sampling. Experience working in meadow or riparian settings is preferred. The biological science technician must be able to collect basic soil data as demonstrated by work experience or advanced coursework in soil science. Weather conditions can be highly variable with hot or cold extremes, thunderstorms with lightning, or snowstorms. Meadows are often located in remote areas that can be accessed only by cross-country navigation. Crews should anticipate backpacking in rough terrain and camping for several consecutive nights. Hiring may occur through several Forest Service employment processes. Watch for job announcements at www.usajobs.com in late March or April. Interested individuals should contact (e-mail inquiries preferred): Susan Durham, Eldorado National Forest, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA 95667. (530) 295-5654, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/13/02.
USDA Forest Service: Forest Carnivore Surveys Employment Duration: 3-4 months (start dates in May and June, finish in September). Number of Positions: 30-35. Pay: $10.12/hr - $14.03/hr, depending on education and experience. Locality pay adjustment may apply. The USDA Forest Service will begin implementing a long-term monitoring program for various species in the Sierra Nevada, including fisher (Martes pennanti) and marten (M. americana). Monitoring for both species will occur throughout National Forests in the Sierra Nevada, with emphasis in the southern Sierra (Sequoia and Sierra National Forests) where fisher are currently known to occur. A total of 7 survey crews will be stationed throughout the Sierra Nevada. Each crew will consist of 1 wildlife biologist who will supervise a crew of 2-6 biological technicians. Surveys will occur from ~2000' to 12000' depending on location, and will occur largely in forested habitats (mixed conifer, montane hardwood, true fir, subalpine) though some sites will be in shrub dominated habitats. Survey locations will be based on a systematic grid, and will often require hiking in difficult terrain and remote areas. The survey protocol involves establishing an array of 6 track-plate stations encompassing an areas of ~1 km2 around the primary survey location. A subset of the arrays will also include 1 remote camera station. Each array is checked every 2 days over a 10 days period, and habitat data are collected at each site. Camping and backpacking will be necessary for some arrays. Experience conducting track plate surveys and knowledge of various habitat sampling methods as well as Sierra Nevada flora is recommended, though may not be necessary. Applicants must be confident navigating through difficult terrain using map and compass. Applicants should anticipate strenuous field conditions: long and physically demanding days; hot temperatures; rough terrain; and occasional poison oak and mosquitoes. The work is strenuous but rewarding. Hiring will occur through several Forest Service employment processes. Positions will be formally advertised through www.usajobs.com during late March or early April. Students are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the application process is forthcoming. Interested individuals should contact (email inquiries are preferred): Rick Truex, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 2480 Carson Rd., Placerville, CA 95667. email@example.com, (530) 409 1282. Posted: 3/11/02.
USDA Forest Service: Biological Science Technician position is available with the USDA Forest Service, Savannah River to maintain experimental research plots designed to study productivity of forest stands growing with a range of soil resource availability. Responsibilities will include laying out study plots, installing instrumentation, maintaining plots and summarizing results. Candidates must have related experience or a degree in forestry, ecology, agronomy or similar environmental field. Qualifications include experience with forestry or environmental research, skill operating farm tractors, tractor implements and chain saws, knowledge of silviculture and tree biology, and basic computer operation. The position is a two-year term, full-time with an annual salary of $24,710. The announcement number is EAZ-037-D-2002. For detailed application procedures consult http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IA0223.htm or contact Mark Coleman at 803-725-0513, firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date: 02/13/2002 Posted: 1/18/02.
USDA Forest Service: Biological Science Technician position is available with the USDA Forest Service, Savannah River to investigate the growth of tree root systems in response to soil resource availability. Responsibilities will include collecting digital video images using minirhizotron equipment, supervising image analysis, maintaining study plots and summarizing results. Candidates must have related experience or a degree in forestry, ecology, agronomy or similar environmental field. Desirable qualifications include skills in collecting field data, knowledge of forest soils and tree root biology, the ability operate microprocessor-based instruments and analyze large data sets, and experience with chain saws, farm tractors, and tractor implements. The position is a two-year term with a salary of $22,633. The announcement number is EAZ-174-D-2001. For detailed application procedures consult http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/TM4192.htm or contact Mark Coleman at 803-725-0513, email@example.com. Posted: 9/12/01.
USDA Forest Service: Position 1: Biology science technician, GS 404 - 05 (application process will begin in September, 2001) Location: The International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Term: 1 year temporary, potential continuation. Salary: Up to $24,470 per year, depending on experience. Potential start date: October 1, 2001, pending approval. Duties: The technician assist with a variety of day to day activities involving research projects looking at landscape variation in vegetation and associated properties in Puerto Rico, Idaho, Alaska, and the Canadian Arctic. Activities will be 50% field oriented and 50% office/lab work and may involve collecting field data related to vegetation and soils, entering data, assisting in data analyses, preparation of graphics, assisting in GIS and cartographic work, ordering supplies, assisting in document preparation, and processing plant and soil samples. Requirements: Desired qualifications include a BS degree with training and interest in landscape and vegetation ecology or related field, good quantitative skills, computer skills (e.g. MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, statistical and graphics programs, interest in GIS), and field experience. Ability to solve problems, take initiative, work with others, and work in adverse weather is expected.
Position 2: Cartographic technician: GIS and remote sensing specialist, GS 1371-09. Location: The International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Term: 1 year temporary, potential continuation. Salary: Up to $37,070 per year, depending on experience. Possible start date: October 1, 2001, pending approval. Duties: We are seeking a GIS and remote sensing specialist to work on landscape-scale studies of vegetation, biodiversity patterns, forest fragmentation, and forest fuel accumulation in Puerto Rico, Idaho, and Alaska. The applicant will be responsible for development and implementation of diverse GIS and RS projects including but not limited to: Geospatial analyses of forest attributes and landscape fragmentation, remote sensing image classification and analyses, working with Landsat TM and other RS data, mapping vegetation, landcover types, and forest attributes in tropic and temperate ecosystems, database creation and management, local systems administration, and training and working with assistants. Requirements: Desired qualifications include a MS degree or equivalent professional experience, experience with PC, Mac, and Unix platforms and with ArcInfo, ArcView, and ERDAS Imagine or other remote sensing software. Knowledge of PhotoShop, Freehand, Illustrator, PageMaker, and/or other graphics software and any system administrative experience is helpful. Ability to solve problems, take initiative, and work with others is expected. Workplace: The International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. IITF is located in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on the grounds of the University of Puerto Rico, Agricultural Experimental Station Botanical Garden. The Institute is dedicated to forestry on an international level. The program is enhanced by laboratory facilities for chemical analysis of soils, leaf litter, plant tissues, and water, microbial biomass assays, a library that features technical information, books and journals on tropical forestry, the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF), and a GIS laboratory for landscape-scale ecological studies. Questions may be addressed to: William Gould, Research Ecologist, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service, PO Box 25000, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00928-2500. tel: 787-766-5335 ext. 114, fax: 787-766-6302, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/20/01.
United States Geological Survey: Biological Research Technician GS 5. The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center of the US Geological Survey will be hiring a full-time, temporary research technician from April 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003 to assist with studies of plant-soil nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry in forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. The research will be 20% field, 70% laboratory, and 10% office work. Responsibilities of field work include establishing research plots, measuring plant abundance and biomass, and collecting samples of plants, soils, and waters. Applicants must be willing to occasionally spend 1-2 weeks conducting field research in remote areas and in rugged terrain. Laboratory work includes sorting and preparation of field samples and assisting with measurements of sample nutrient content using sophisticated laboratory analytical equipment. Office work includes data entry, library searches, and report preparation. BS degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, botany, natural resources, environmental science, soil science or related field is required. Experience with biogeochemical research in both field and lab settings is preferred. Salary is $11.84 per hour. This position will be located in Corvallis, OR. The Federal Government is an equal opportunity employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. For more information please contact: Steven S. Perakis, US Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. Tel: (541) 758-8786, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 3/4/02.
United States Geological Survey: Field Technicians (~14) are needed for studies of fire (wildland and prescribed) effects on avian communities in the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau/Grand Canyon. Field crews will be located in Colorado (8 positions), New Mexico (4 positions), or Arizona (2 positions). Most positions will be for the period early May to Aug 2002, though there may be some work in late April. The fieldwork will include nest searching/monitoring, point counts, and vegetation surveys. Excellent bird-identification skills (both sight and sound) and a valid driver's license are required. Experience with point counts, nest searching, gps, and vegetation surveys is desirable. Must be able to work independently under remote conditions and rugged terrain. Camping for extended periods in permanent campsites is required. Vehicles and housing are provided. Salary is ~ $1900/mo, plus per diem (GS-5 level). For more information about my fire research projects, please visit my web site ( http://www.mesc.usgs.gov/staff/122.shtml) or email job queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send (NO electronic versions please) a cover letter highlighting qualifications (please be specific about bird-id skills, e.g., familiarity with taxa/geographic areas, level of skill), a resume, and three references (name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number) to: Tasha Kotliar, USGS/BRD, 4512 McMurry Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525, (970)-226-9446. Applications will be accepted through 15 Mar 2002, but suitable applicants may be hired prior to this deadline. Posted: 1/16/02.
United States Geological Survey: Project Title: Beaver ecology relative to tamarisk and willow competition in western shrub-steppe riparian ecosystems. Project Description: Tamarisk is an invasive riparian shrub that has replaced native willow along many higher order streams in the west. Beaver cut tamarisk for dams and willow for dams and food. Beaver dams trap sediment and raise the water table, influencing plant establishment by seed and cuttings and survival by changes in water level fluctuation. Thus, beaver may help control tamarisk by creating a competitive advantage for willow, an obligate phreatophyte. To test this hypothesis, we will attempt to locate and monitor 20-30 recently-initiated beaver dams and nearby paired control sites. Plots established at each site will evaluate hydrologic and other effects of beaver dams with and without simulated/actual beaver cutting. Project Duties: You will be the primary investigator in the field; other team members and interns will assist as needed. You will locate beaver dams on selected streams, establish and monitor sampling plots, collect and organize field data, and assist preparation of publications (with appropriate authorship). Other team members will direct the research, complete statistical data analysis, and assist with fieldwork. Project Location: The primary location will be the Douglas Creek watershed in northwestern Colorado (south of Rangely). Other locations may include southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah. Project Start: about August 20, 2001. Duration: about 2 years, full time 8 - 10 months/year (winters off). Qualifications: B.S. or M.S. in ecology or related field. Prefer knowledge and experience in wetland plant ecology and hydrology. Salary: $12 - $18/hr, depending on education and experience. Field housing and per diem provided. Project funded by USGS. Project Team: Bruce Baker, Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS; Doug Andersen, Ecologist, USGS; Bruce Lubow, Biometrician, Colorado State University; technician/volunteer help as needed. To Apply: Send resume, course list or transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation or reference contacts, and letter of interest to Dr. Bruce W. Baker via E-mail (preferred) at email@example.com or to 4512 McMurry Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525-3400. Deadline: ASAP, until suitable candidate found. Posted: 7/16/01.
United States Geological Survey, Canyonlands Field Station: We are accepting applications for a Biological Science Technician Position, GG-0404-05, $11.32 per hour. DUTIES: gathering field data in a cryptobiotic soil research project: Conducts surveys and collections of soil and plant material at a variety of field sites in southeastern Utah and the desert southwest; conducts surveys and samples soil and vegetation in areas of exotic plant invasion; will be responsible for sample preparation, labeling and a limited amount of soil and plant tissue analysis, as well as assist with data entry into databases. May assist with special projects as needed including: revegetation, fencing and exotic plant control. Application deadline extended to May 23. Start date is early June, and the position lasts for 180 working days (about 10-11 months). For the job ad contact Sue Phillips by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone 435-719-2337. Revised: 5/17/02.
United States Geological Survey, Canyonlands Field Station: We are accepting applications for Biological Science Technicians, GG-0404-05, for temporary, full-time employment at the USGS Canyonlands Field Station in Moab Utah. Pay is $11.32/hour for positions involving both lab and field work for biological soil crust and exotic plant invasion research projects. Duties include conducting surveys and collections of soil and plant material at a variety of field sites in for southeastern Utah and the desert southwest; entering and verifying field and lab data, preparing soil and plant samples for chemical and physiological analyses. A knowledge of plant and/or soil ecology is necessary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and have nine months of field party experience OR three years of sub-professional experience OR three years of college with courses related to the field of employment and three months of lab or field work experience. Satisfactory completion of a field course of study may be substituted for the three months of field and/or laboratory experience. To apply submit one of the following forms of application: A. Resume OR, B. Form OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment OR, C. Other written format. Also submit: College transcript or list of college courses, specifying title of course work, completion date, semester or quarter hours earned by course title, and grade earned. Apply to: Sue Phillips, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Canyonlands Field Station, 2290 S. West Resource Blvd., Moab, UT 84532. fax: 435-719-2350. For additional information, call or email Sue Phillips at 435-719-2337, email@example.com. Posted: 9/4/01.
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: Ecological Research Position, Corvallis Field Station - Corvallis, OR. Biological Science Technician GS-0404-05, $24,701 - $32,113 / yr. The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center of the US Geological Survey seeks a full-time, temporary research technician from ~ May 1, 2002 until May 1, 2003 (position can be extended for one additional year). Incumbent will assist with studies of plant-soil nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry in forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Research is 20% field, 70% laboratory, and 10% office work. Responsibilities of field work include establishing research plots, measuring plant abundance and biomass, and collecting samples of plants, soils, and waters. Applicants must be willing to occasionally spend 1-2 weeks conducting field research in remote areas and in rugged terrain. Laboratory work includes assisting with laboratory instrument set-up, sorting and preparation of field samples, and assisting with measurements of sample nutrient content using CHN analyzer, continuous flow and atomic absorption spectrophometers, gas and ion chromatographs, and other equipment. Office work includes data entry, library searches, and report preparation. BS or MS degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, botany, natural resources, environmental science, soil science or related field is required. This position will be located in Corvallis, OR. The Corvallis Field Station of the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (http://fresc.usgs.gov) is located on the campus of Oregon State University (www.orst.edu). Applications must be submitted online between April 4 - 25, 2002 for consideration at www.usajobs.opm.gov - search for Announcement WR-2002-0170. For more information about position details, please contact: Steven S. Perakis, US Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. Tel: (541) 758-8786 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/5/02.
United States Geological Survey, Kilauea Field Station: Field biologist needed for an NSF-funded study of the ecology and evolution of avian disease in Hawaii. This is a 2-1/2-year, full-time position beginning immediately. We are only able to consider applicants with excellent mistnetting skills. Persons with proven experience bleeding passerine birds by jugular venipuncture are especially encouraged to apply. Field work will be conducted in 9 study areas on the eastern flank of Mauna Loa Volcano on the island of Hawaii, ranging from sea level to 6000 ft elevation. Field sites include lowland forest on rough a'a lava substrate, where conditions are hot and muggy and mosquitoes are thick and voracious; to wet rainforests at mid- and high-elevation sites that are cool, very rainy, with difficult terrain, deep, eat-your-boots mud, and dense vegetation. Biologist will be one of 4 biologists responsible for training, supervision, morale and logistics for a field crew of 18 volunteer interns. Field work includes mist netting, banding, and bleeding forest birds; processing blood samples; conducting variable-circular plot (VCP) counts; conducting vegetation sampling; measuring seasonal phenology of fruiting and flowering plants; measuring indices of predator abundance; resighting color-banded birds; and data entry and management. Minimum Requirements : B.S. in Ecology, Wildlife, or related field; two years of field experience (includes volunteer experience); proficiency in mist netting and banding passerines and ability to train others to mist net; experience supervising a field crew; willingness to learn to bleed birds using jugular venipuncture; and full color vision and full hearing. Must have excellent people skills, a positive attitude, teaching/mentoring skills, be willing and able to hike several miles over rough a'a lava with backpack, and camp in remote locations for up to 10 days at a time. Desirable qualifications : experience with Hawaiian passerines and familiarity with Hawaiian forest ecosystems; experience bleeding birds by jugular venipuncture; experience conducting VCP or point counts. Salary appx. $22,800/yr plus benefits (health, vacation, sick leave, retirement after 1(superscript: st) year, camping per diem). Biologists will be based at Kilauea Field Station of the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, USGS-BRD in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Please send cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to Bethany Woodworth, Kilauea Field Station, PIERC-USGS-BRD, P.O. Box 44, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Phone: 808-967-7396 x 237; FAX 808-967-8568; Bethany_Woodworth@usgs.gov Email applications preferred. Position is open until filled. Posted: 9/4/01, revised: 5/10/02.
United States Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Biological science technician/interns needed --The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Monitoring Operations Group is seeking to hire two to four full-time temporary Biological Science Technicians/Interns to assist in maintaining the North American Breeding Bird Survey program. Duties may include: preparation of biological data for computer entry, performance of quality assurance and quality control procedures on biological data using optical character recognition software and other techniques, assisting with database management, photocopying and filing, conducting literature searches, preparation of graphs, charts and other materials for web pages, and assisting in preparation of administrative correspondence and technical reports on wildlife resources. Qualifications: current student in biology, wildlife management, or related field at an accredited college or university with at least two years of completed course work; knowledge of biological theories, concepts and principles (knowledge of the distributions and natural history of North American birds a plus); knowledge of computer software used to summarize data and develop web pages; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Duration of positions: 10 June - 1 Sept. 2002, continued full or part-time employment possible after end date. Salary: $10.86/hour. Duty Station: work will be performed in an office environment located on the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center campus in Laurel, MD. Dormitory style housing may be available for one applicant, if needed; applicants from local commuting area preferred. For more information contact: Keith Pardieck (301-497-5843). To apply, send cover letter and resume with three references by 8 March 2002 to: Keith Pardieck, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708-4038; email: Keith_Pardieck@usgs.gov. Posted: 2/6/02.
United States Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: An entry level Avian Ecologist (GS-408/5 or GS-408/7) position is available at the Vicksburg Mississippi Research Station of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. This position is a term appointment (1 year, renewable to 4 years) within a research program focusing on migratory bird ecology in bottomland hardwood forests and recently reforested areas. Responsibilities will include collecting and analyzing data from field studies of songbirds and their habitats in the Lower Mississippi Valley. The duty station will be Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ability to identify birds by song is desired. A vacancy announcement is anticipated by January 15 on the U.S. Geological Survey On-line Automated Recruitment System (OARS) located at http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/ and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website (USAjobs) at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/. More information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Dan Twedt, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 2524 South Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180. phone: 601-629-6605, fax: 601-636-9541, email@example.com. Posted: 1/8/02.
United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole MA: Physical Scientist (GS-1301-9), Carbon-cycle research. We invite applications for a physical scientist who will have primary responsibility for day-to-day laboratory, field, and data management activities of a carbon-cycle research project. This work is inherently interdisciplinary, and involves extensive cooperation with other USGS research projects, other Federal agencies, and non-government researchers. The successful candidate will assume a two-year term position with possibility of conversion to a permanent position at the end of the term. Starting salary will be between $35,808 and $46,546 per annum depending on qualifications. For the full job description, list of qualifications, and directions for applying, see http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/. The job announcement number is ER-2002-0005. The completed application (including resume AND completion of application questions) MUST be received online via the OARS website BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing data of the announcement, January 28, 2002. U.S. citizenship is required. Posted: 1/8/02.
University of Arizona: We are seeking a qualified field ecologist/botanist/biologist to assist personnel of the Sonoran Desert National Park Inventory and Monitoring to complete inventories of vascular plants and vertebrates in 11 national parks in the Sonoran Desert ecoregion. The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of functions including field research, supervising field crews, analyzing and summarizing data, report writing, presentations, and writing peer-reviewed articles. The preferred candidate would have considerable experience identifying plants of the region. However, we will consider candidates with experience with herps, birds, and/or mammals. Other preferred qualifications include excellent writing, analytical, and quantitative skills; ability to communicate the project's objectives, methods, and results to a wide range of audiences; proven ability to work as a team member; and a genuine enthusiasm about desert ecology and organisms. The minimum qualifications for this position are a Master's degree in biological sciences, wildlife management or related field AND three years of related experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, wildlife management or related field AND four years of related experience. Possession of a valid Arizona driver's license upon employment is also required. This position is a full-time benefited position, $14.96 - $18.48 per hour, plus excellent benefits. The position will be for at least one year, and may be extended for an additional one or two years. To apply, please submit a resume (citing job #23269) and the names and contact information for three references to: Brian Powell, School of Renewable Natural Resources, The University of Arizona, Bio Sciences East, Room 325, P. O. Box 210043, Tucson, AZ 85721-0043. Application materials or questions regarding this position may also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference job #23269 in subject line. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. Revised: 4/1/02.
University of Arizona: Ecological Research Assistant/Internship. Two to three seasonal positions are available for part or all of the field season from mid-April through August 2002. LOCATION: Sonoran Desert of Bahia de Kino, Sonora, Mexico and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona. DUTIES: Assist in field and laboratory studies, data collection, and data management of the specialized and co-evolved interactions between the senita cactus and the senita moth. Research topics include pollination behavior of moth, life history of moth, demography of moth and cactus, and among others, population dynamics. Food, lodging, and a modest summer stipend of $1,000-$1,500 will be provided. QUALIFICATIONS: Attention to details, ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently and as a team, computer skills, and experience with MS Excel are desirable. Ability to work irregular hours under sometimes harsh hot environmental conditions. Background in ecology, plant biology, and/or entomology is preferable, but not required. APPLICATION: Within one parcel, submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation (each in a sealed and signed envelope) via ground mail to the below address. Review of applications will begin 15 February and continue until positions are filled. CONTACT: Dr. J. Nathaniel Holland, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721; email@example.com. Posted: 12/5/01.
University of Arkansas: Field Technician Positions. I am seeking two motivated individuals to assist with stream ecology research in the Boston Mountain region of Arkansas and the Ozark Plateau region of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. My students and I are currently examining, 1) factors affecting fish migration and recruitment in headwater streams, 2) relationships between land use and fish assemblage structure, 3) effect of episodic drying on stream communities, and 4) impacts of introduced crayfish on native crayfish species. A more complete description of research activities can be found at http://biology.uark.edu/coop/dmagoulick.htm. The opportunity exists for special research projects and degree credits. Technicians are needed from April 15 through October 15, 2002, although start and finish dates are somewhat flexible. Salary is $1000/month and housing will be provided while in the field (note: camping may be required depending on the project). Duties will include aiding in field sampling of fish and invertebrates using various techniques (mainly electrofishing), marking fish with elastomer and PIT tags, assessment of habitat variables including water quality parameters and current velocity, data recording, and computer input. Applicants should have a fisheries or biology/ecology background, good note taking skills, and a willingness to work long days while maintaining a positive attitude. Send a cover letter, list of relevant courses and grades, and resume with names, phones numbers and email addresses of three references to: Dan Magoulick, Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. For more information call 501-575-5449 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/14/02.
University of California - Davis: Lab helper (non-student). Duration: 15 May 2002 or as soon as can be filled (maximum duration approx 5 months). Hours of Work: 30-40 hours per week. Wage: $8.63 - $10.99 per hour, depending on qualifications, experience, and references. Position Description: The lab helper will work under close supervision of the postdoc and PI on a lab/greenhouse/field project focused on growing native plant species for planting in the stressful habitats of the Owens Lake playa. Primary duties will be: preparing fertilizer solutions, watering and maintaining plants in the greenhouse; routine grinding and processing of soil and plant samples for chemical analyses; help with field planting; help with maintenance of plants in the field; and recording data with the postdoc at the field site. Opportunities exist to gain experience in ecological and restoration research approaches upon demonstration of excellent job performance. The research helper will work at field sites in eastern California during the growing season. Qualifications: Position may be suitable for an undergraduate (not currently enrolled) or recent graduate in Plant Biology, Ecology, Soil Science, Horticulture or related field. Experience growing plants, basic lab skills, basic data management skills (e.g. entering data on spreadsheets), accurate record keeping capability, and basic lab notebook maintenance skills are essential. Additional lab, data management, or field skills would be helpful. Must be capable of and willing to work in the field. Ability to safely work in desert environments is essential and documented experience with this will be beneficial. Application: Submit a completed application form, available from Ron Tiller (see below), and resume describing relevant background class work, work experience, outdoor skills, and interests. Include the name, address, phone number, and e-mail of two or three persons we will contact for references regarding your qualifications and previous work performance. Contact: Jim Richards; Professor; Land, Air and Water Resources; 2226 Plant and Environmental Sciences; 530-752-0170; email@example.com or Ron Tiller; Postdoctoral Researcher; Land, Air and Water Resources; 2119 Plant and Environmental Sciences; 530-752-2878; firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/9/02.
University of Georgia: Research Coordinator - The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (www.uga.edu/srel) anticipates an opening for a Research Coordinator for ongoing programs in 1) ecology and biology of rare plants, including the federally endangered coneflower Echinacea laevigata, and 2) land use effects on aspects of forest dynamics (e.g., stand dynamics, biogeochemical cycling). Applicants must be US citizens, have a MS or equivalent degree in a relevant field, and be able to work as part of a research team. Preference will be given to applicants with field, greenhouse, and laboratory research experience, including data analysis and writing. This is a permanent, full-time position. To apply, send CV and contact information for 3 references by 15 July. To apply, or for more information, contact Beverly Collins, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, PO Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802. Phone: 803-725-8258. FAX: 803-725-3309. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/18/02.
University of Georgia: The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (Aiken, South Carolina) seeks a Research Coordinator to help administer and coordinate a newly-funded grant from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). This project, funded for 3.5 years, is to study the impacts of military training activities and forest management practices on threatened and endangered species of the southeastern Fall Line sandhills community. This study will be conducted at two military installations (Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia) and at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina. The position will be based at SREL on the SRS, with frequent field sampling activities at the two military bases. The Research Coordinator will assist the Project Administrator in design and implementation of field experiments, will coordinate research and field sampling activities among the multiple investigators on the grant and with resource management personnel at the three study sites, will supervise technical staff or students in conducting vegetation surveys and collecting other field samples, and will assist in preparing reports and papers for publication. The successful applicant must have a record of commitment to environmental issues, excellent interpersonal skills, and supervisory experience Experience in environmental education or outreach is a plus. Minimum qualifications also include a Masters degree or three years of equivalent experience. Depending upon qualifications and experience, the successful applicant will also have opportunities in his or her own research. Salary is up to approximately $31,500 depending on experience. Desired start date for employment is July 2002, if possible. The successful candidate must obtain a DOE security clearance. Information about SREL: http://www.uga.edu/srel. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, address, phone number and email address) for three professional references to: Dr. Rebecca Sharitz, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/30/02.
University of Georgia: The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (Aiken, South Carolina) invites applications for a full-time, permanent Research Technician to assist with a wide range of research projects related to the spatial ecology of populations, communities, and landscapes. Current projects are investigating how land-use and management practices affect the suite of endangered plants and animals found in sandhills communities, how aquatic food webs respond to nutrient and sediment perturbations, and how negative impacts of cowbirds can be reduced at the landscape scale. Previous studies have examined responses of small mammals to predation risk and food quality, causes and consequences of dispersal by small mammals, and impacts of land-use activities on threatened and endangered birds. More information is available at http://www.uga.edu/srel/ESSite/Steve_Harper.htm The research technician will assist with the design and implementation of field experiments, collect terrestrial and aquatic field samples, process and analyze samples in the lab, and supervise others. Applicants must have a Masters degree or equivalent experience. Proficiency in GIS or computer modeling is a plus. Successful candidate must possess or be willing to learn skills required to conduct both field and laboratory ecological research on a variety of systems. Salary is up to approximately $27,200 depending upon experience. Desired start date for employment is between May and September, 2002. Successful candidate must obtain a security clearance. Consideration of applications will begin on April 22, 2002. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address) for three professional references to: Steve Harper, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29808. Posted: 3/22/02.
University of Georgia: Aquatic GAP Research Technician III. DURATION: 2-month probationary period; continued w/ benefits through Winter 2003. SALARY: $ 23,722 per year plus full benefits. DUTIES: The project's goal is to develop multi-level models of the distribution of aquatic fauna in Georgia and to evaluate existing aquatic GAP analysis methodology. Duties for the successful candidate will include data compilation and entry and the building and manipulation of GIS coverages. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must possess a (minimum) BS degree in natural resource management, ecology, geography, or a related field; a background combining natural resource management with GIS computer skills is particularly desirable. Special consideration will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and skills in mathematical modeling and statistical inference. To apply, send a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references to: Dr. James T. Peterson Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Warnell School of Forest Resources University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602 email@example.com PH: (706) 542-1166. CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Posted: 7/30/01.
University of Hawaii: Research Project Statistician - ID# 22193. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center's Kilauea Field Station, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Island of Hawaii. Continuation is dependent upon program and operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $2,592.00. Duties: Incumbent assists Project Leader with statistical analyses of research results and data management. Data sets deal primarily with ecological studies of the Palila and other Hawaiian forest birds, their habitats, food resources, and limiting factors. Results of this project will aid in understanding and developing the techniques needed to restore and manage populations of birds, their habitats, and important resources. Duties include but are not limited to: 1) conducting statistical analyses of data, 2) organizing, proofing, controlling quality, and describing contents of databases, and 3) assisting project staff with data collection, management, and interpretation by developing protocols and providing instruction. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Statistics, or other quantitative science. One (1) year experience in applied statistics. Working knowledge of principles and ability in techniques of applied statistics (including multivariate techniques). Working knowledge of personal computers using Windows 98/NT operating systems, and statistical, spreadsheet, database, and graphics programs. Ability to train and assist others with data management and analysis. Ability to prepare technical reports. Ability to work daily at a computer work station. Desirable Qualifications: Master's Degree from an accredited university in Statistics, Mathematics, Quantitative Ecology, or other quantitative field. Two (2) years experience in applied statistics. Abilities in research design, ecological modeling, GIS (ArcView and ArcInfo), and data management. Ability to publish in scientific journals. Inquiries: Paul Banko (808-967-7396 x 235; firstname.lastname@example.org). Application Requirements: Send cover letter (note ID#) with narrative on your qualifications for the position, resume with salary history, the names and phone numbers of three supervisory references, and copy(ies) of diploma(s) and/or certificate(s) used to qualify for position via: 1) email: email@example.com 2) fax: (808) 956-5022 or 3) mail: Director of Human Resources, Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822. See www.rcuh.com for additional information on employment. Closing Date: April 25, 2002. Posted: 4/15/02.
University of Minnesota: Research Fellow position available in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota to study carbon sequestration potential of old-growth forests in the Lake States. The successful candidate will be responsible for the collection and analysis of carbon dioxide and water vapor flux data (including photosynthesis, soil and plant respiration, xylem sap flow) and for the supervision of 1-2 assistants in the field. Willingness to travel to field site located approximately 6 hours from the Twin Cites for extended periods throughout the year is required. The position is currently funded for 1 year with the possibility of 1-year extension (contingent upon funding). Starting date: As soon as February 15, 2002. Required experience: Prior research experience with measurements and instrumentation used in ecophysiology applications including gas-exchange measurements and plant water relations. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field, M.S. preferred. Valid MN driver’s license required. Salary: $ 28-34,000 per year plus health and dental benefits. Please send letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information of 3 references to: Eileen Carey, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 115 Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55117. Phone: 612-624-9796 (or 612-624-7249) Fax: 612-625-5212, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/28/02.
University of Minnesota: Research Specialist/Fellow, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology. This will be a full-time (100%), professional/academic position, working on a long-term study on the population ecology of California spotted owls in the central Sierra Nevada. The starting date will be January 2, 2002, or as soon after as possible. Responsibilities include coordinating project logistics, leading and coordinating field crews from April to August, in addition to collecting data, maintaining integrity of collected data, updating, summarizing and analyzing large data sets with computers, facilitating payroll and project budget oversight, assisting in developing project reports and peer-reviewed publication, and maintaining liaison with project assistants at other field sites. Minimum qualifications: B.S. in wildlife ecology/management or related field for research specialist; M.S. for research fellow. Must be physically fit, i.e., able to walk long distances in rough terrain, and be willing to learn new skills. Desired qualifications: Strong field, analytical, and organization skills. Salary: $25,000-$26,000 (depending on qualifications); University benefits including life and health insurance. Application Procedure: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references as soon as possible to: Dr. R.J. Gutierrez, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, 200 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108 or e-mail to: email@example.com. Posted: 11/29/01.
University of Missouri – Columbia:
A. Field Research Assistants (4) needed for a grassland bird study in Missouri (May – August). Field assistants will participate in a three-year study investigating habitat use, movement patterns, and survival of post-fledging grassland birds. Successful applicants will work in teams of two and be responsible for daily nest searching and monitoring, mist-netting, radiotelemetry, and vegetation monitoring. Applicants must be willing to get up early and work long hours in hot and humid environments while maintaining a sense of humor and strong work ethic. Applicants with prior experience identifying grassland birds and nest searching are preferred. Salary is approximately $1600/month and field transportation is provided. Start and end dates are flexible, but applicants who can work at least three months are preferred. To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest, and the names, affiliations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references to KIMBERLY MARIE SUEDKAMP WELLS via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin February 25, 20002, but will continue until qualified applicants are identified. Electronic submissions are preferred, but application materials can also be mailed to Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 302 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211. For questions, e-mail the address above or call (573) 884-8535. Posted: 1/18/02.
B. Research Technicians (6) - Needed for grassland bird research in northeast Missouri (3 months, May 15 - August 7). Study will compare bird use, bird productivity, nest predator use, and nest predation rates in strip and block grassland habitats on private lands. Duties will include transect surveys, predator surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, and vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to applicants with previous field experience, bird identification skills (by sight and song), and/or track identification skills. Applicants must be enthusiastic, hard working, willing to work irregular hours beginning pre-dawn, able to operate manual transmission vehicles, and possess a valid driver's license. Ability to work both independently and with others is essential. Salary is approximately $1450 per month. Positions will be based out of Columbia, MO. Housing is not provided. TO APPLY: please send letter of interest, resume, and contact info for 3 professional references to Todd Farrand at FarrandD@missouri.edu, OR 302 Anheuser-Busch Nat. Res. Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-7240. For more information, e-mail the above address or call (573) 884-7474. Posted: 1/23/02.
University of Missouri-St. Louis: Summer Field Biology Positions with the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project. We are accepting applications for temporary summer field assistants. Assistants are needed to inventory caterpillars on understory and canopy oak trees as a part of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP), a long-term research project designed to evaluate the impacts of different forest management practices on biodiversity and ecosystem health of southeastern Missouri forests. For general information about this multi-collaborator project, see the MOFEP website at http://www.snr.missouri.edu/mofep/. Several positions are available. Salary for understory assistants is $9.00/hr, and assistants work an average of 80-100 hours in each 2 week census. Salary for canopy assistants starts at $9.00/hr and is negotiable based on experience. Dates of employment are April 29 to May 17, June 17 to July 3, July 22 to Aug 2, and Aug 26 to Sept 11. Applicants need not be able to work all dates, but preference will be given to those who can stay for more than one census. Transportation from St. Louis to field sites in Ellington, MO will be provided. Responsibilities: 1) learning to identify 260+ caterpillars and arthropods, 2) locating permanent sample plots and sampling oak trees within those plots, 3) collecting unknown and voucher specimens, 4) collecting plant material for chemical analysis, 5) reading topographic maps, 6) operating a canopy bucket truck, 7) driving a 4x4 manual transmission vehicle, 8) cooking for a large field crew. Minimum Requirements: Although no formal biology experience is necessary, preference will be given to applicants who 1) have completed course work in ecology, botany, or entomology, 2) are capable of hiking the equivalent of 6 to 20 miles (PER DAY!), 3) can withstand long work hours (10 to 14 hrs/day) in rigorous terrain and harsh weather conditions, and 4) can tolerate crowded living conditions and biting insects. Applicants With Previous Field Experience Conducting Insect Surveys Or Experience Driving Large Vehicles Are Strongly Preferred. Application Deadline: March 15, 2002. HOW TO APPLY: Send a handwritten cover letter, résumé or CV, and copy of transcripts (unofficial copy okay) to: Robert J. Marquis, Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121. email: email@example.com. For specific questions or to discuss the MOFEP project in more detail, email Rebecca Forkner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/28/02.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Field Assistants (2-3) needed May 15 to Aug 2 for grassland bird research in the Nebraska Sandhills. Study will compare bird use and productivity in three grazing systems on private land in north-central Nebraska. Duties will include transect surveys, nest searching, nest monitoring, vegetation sampling, and data entry. Other possibilities include radio telemetry and insect sampling. Preference will be given to applicants with previous field experience, good bird identification skills, and ability to operate standard transmissions and ATV's. Must be enthusiastic, hard working, and willing to live and work in a remote location. Respect for ranching community is imperative as all work will be conducted on private land. Salary is approximately $1400/month and housing and field vehicles are provided. Nearby recreational opportunities exist at the Niobrara National Scenic Riverway, Valentine and Ft. Niobrara National Wildlife Refuges, and many local sandhill lakes. Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information (including e-mail) for 3 references to MATT PROETT, 202 NRH, School of Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0819 by March 1. (PH: 402-472-0508; FAX: 402-472-2946; EM: email@example.com). Posted: 1/15/02.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln: Research Technologist. Job describtion: Analyze soil extract and plant tissue samples using auto and element analyzers; organize, document and archive data, conduct field research, maintain scientific equipment and supervise student assistants. Bachelor's in chemistry or related field plus research laboratory experience required. Experience in wet chemistry and biological fieldwork desirable. Occasional overnight travel required. Position is partially grant funded. Position offers excellent benefits. To apply:Submit cover letter, resume and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Johannes Knops, 348 Manter Hall, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0118. Review of resumes will begin August 24. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. UNL is committed to EEO/AA and ADA/504. If you require accommodation, please call (402) 472-6449. For information contact J. Knops at (402)472 - 6449 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/6/01.
University of Nevada, Reno: Desert Ecology: Two full-time field technician positions are open immediately through the Biological Resource Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. Field projects are conducted in the Las Vegas area and include 1) assessing the effects of feral horses, burros, and elk on spring ecosystem health and 2) assessing the effects of human activity on Mojave Desert small animal communities. Work will include trapping and marking small vertebrates (lizards, snakes, and small mammals), completing vegetation and disturbance surveys at study areas, and entering and verifying data. Fieldwork requires the ability to work independently for long hours under hot, arid conditions. Occasionally, overnight camping may be required. A bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field is required and preference will be given to candidates with previous field experience, especially working with small animals. Salary is approximately $29,500/yr (plus health insurance, vacation and sick leave). Interested applicants should send (by email) a resume/CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Michael Sears (email@example.com). For more information, call 775-784-4311 or 702-838-8975. Posted: 2/19/02.
University of Nevada, Reno: Rangeland Ecologist. We have a position open for a M.S.-level Rangeland Ecologist as part of a multi-disciplinary rangeland ecology research project. The project's overall goal is to identify concepts and management strategies that are needed to control the invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) and to restore native plants on northern Great Basin rangelands. The Ecologist will help set up a series of experiments and then collect and analyze data and samples from those studies. The successful candidate will play a key role in meetings the goals and objectives of the project and will interact with scientists and managers across the region. For more information and a complete job description, please contact Bob Nowak (firstname.lastname@example.org) or access the University of Nevada, Reno job board: http://jobs.unr.edu/ -- click on "Professional Jobs", then search for "Rangeland Ecologist". Consideration of applications begin May 1, 2002. Posted: 3/20/02.
University of Nevada et al.: Cheatgrass Control and Aridland Restoration. The cooperators in a multi-state, multi-university/agency research project on aridland restoration are seeking outstanding candidates for a series of positions and assistantships to aid in this effort. The project's overall goal is to identify concepts and management strategies to control the spreading dominance of the invasive exotic annual cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, and to restore native plants and biodiversity on northern Great Basin rangelands. Supporting objectives include: (1) a series of common experiments in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah to test techniques for controlling cheatgrass, establishing native plants and restoring ecosystem structure and function while reducing the cost of restoration; (2) provide an ecological understanding of why restoration techniques succeed or fail; (3) develop conceptual and economic bases for choosing appropriate management techniques; (4) use partnerships among research agencies, educators and land managers to convey knowledge to ranchers and other professionals and to increase student and public awareness of invasive species and native plant restoration problems. Successful candidates will play a role in this large project and will interact with researchers across the region. For further information contact:
1 Research Technician, Dr. Robert Nowak, Department of Environmental & Resource Sciences, MS 370, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno NV 89557; email@example.com
1 Research Technician with MS or equivalent experience, Dr. Eugene W. Schupp, Department of Rangeland Resources & the Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230; firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Soil Microbial Ecologist - GS-9, Dr. David A. Pyke, USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis OR; email@example.com. Posted: 1/7/02.
University of New Orleans: Temporary Research Associate - Conservation Biology of Gopher Frogs. I anticipate an opening for a temporary (Jan.- August 2002) Research Associate to participate in a long-term study of a highly endangered amphibian, Rana capito sevosa, in southwestern Mississippi. The ideal candidate has a B. S. degree in biological sciences, a strong interest and background in conservation biology, ecology, and herpetology, research experience, is capable of working independently for long hours in the field under moderate to severe conditions, and has a drivers licence and a vehicle in good working order. Interested individuals should send a cv, telephone numbers and e-mails of three references, and cover letter with potential starting date via e-mail, fax, or regular mail to: Joseph H. K. Pechmann, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 504-280-6121, phone: 504-280-6943. Posted: 12/26/01.
University of New Orleans: The Research Associate will have primary responsibility for collecting, processing and analyzing minirhizotron root census data for parallel studies of root distribution and production in bottomland hardwood forest and tropical dry forest. He or she will also coordinate and supervise the collection and processing of destructive core root samples, litter and surface CO2 flux samples. In addition to these primary duties, the Research Associate will be responsible for ordering supplies, updating and managing all Whitbeck lab research protocols, organizing and maintaining the minirhizotron root census databases, performing regular back-ups of all data and documents, supervising undergraduate laboratory assistants, and implementing lab safety procedures. As time allows, the Research Associate will also perform chemical analyses on plant and soil samples, maintain the lab www site, and maintain the chemical inventory. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to develop his or her own research project within the boundaries of the overall program, but this is not a requirement of the position. The Research Associate will report to Dr. Julie Whitbeck and will work in collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students. This position is full time (40 hours per week). Occasional work on weekend days will be required, and will be compensated with weekday hours off during the same pay period. No overtime work is anticipated. The employee is expected to work primarily at Dr. Whitbeck's UNO laboratory, but may work at home, when lab resources or supervisory responsibilities are not required. The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience. The position starts on 17 June 2002 and runs for at least one year. Minimum Qualifications: o BS/BA with major in Biology, Ecology or Environmental Studies (or related disciplines) and coursework in ecology. o Genuine interest in ecology, preferably interested in furthering own development in this field. o Significant lab and/or field research experience. o Experience and confidence working with spreadsheets and computer data analysis, preferably including experience with MS Excel and with the Macintosh operating system. o Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. o Valid drivers license and good driving record. o Willing to work under (sometimes uncomfortable) field conditions. o Willing to work occasional weekend days. Preferred Qualifications (in order of importance): o MS in Biology or related discipline, with expertise in plant, soil or ecosystem ecology. o Experience working with roots, including work with minirhizotron data collection & analysis. o Experience working with image analysis and digitizing programs. o Supervisory experience. o WWW site development skills. o Bilingual in Spanish and English. To apply: Send a letter of interest, along with your cv or resume and contact information for three referees, to Dr. Julie Whitbeck, Biological Sciences, CRC-200, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148. Posted: 5/20/02.
University of New Orleans: Research facilitator/technician sought for investigation of tropical dry forest ecology in Costa Rica. The research team is investigating the phenology, and carbon balance of dry forest trees, focussing on plant roots and below-ground processes. Studies at the organism, community and ecosystem levels are in progress. Responsibilities include field and laboratory research activities, management of one to two technicians, data collection, data processing, data management, schedule coordination, administration of funds and orders, maintenance of research equipment and the project vehicle, and the oversight of research team living quarters. The successful candidate will work with a collaborative team of student, faculty and technician researchers from the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the University of Costa Rica, and will be supervised by Dr. Julie Whitbeck (UNO). Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with a major in one of the plant sciences, ecology or environmental studies (and candidates with Masters degrees are strongly encouraged to apply); they must be able to converse ably in both Spanish and English; they must be able to use computer spreadsheets and word processing programs; they must possess a valid drivers license and a good driving record; and they must be willing to live both alone and, at times, with several other researchers at a national park in a semi-remote area. Ideally, the field research manager/technician will be interested in pursuing an advanced degree in plant or soil ecology or a related field in the future and will enjoy living and working in a biological reserve. Candidates who can make a one year commitment to the project will be favored in the selection process. This position is available as of 15 August 2001. For further information (including salary), contact: Dr. Julie Whitbeck, Biological Sciences, CRC-200, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 USA. Tel: (504) 280-1201, Fax: (504) 280-6121, e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 8/29/01.
University of Notre Dame: Five summer research assistant positions available in Aquatic Ecology. The Stream Ecology Laboratory at the is seeking applicants for the following research projects: 1) One research assistant is needed to assist with experimental set-up, sampling, and sample processing for water chemistry, biofilm, macroinvertebrates, and fish for a large USDA-funded project studying the influence of Pacific salmon on streams of Southeast Alaska. Duration: 4-6 month position, beginning in June 2002. Location: Juneau, AK. Contact: Dr. Dominic Chaloner, firstname.lastname@example.org. 2) Two research assistants are needed to assist with fish sampling (electrofishing and snorkeling), habitat surveys, and water chemistry analyses for a project evaluating the influences of landscape (including land use) and local factors on Michigan stream fish communities. Research assistants will also aid with a field survey of midwestern stream restorations. Duration: June-Sept. 2002; Location: South Bend, IN; Contact: Ashley Moerke, email@example.com 3) One field assistant is needed to work on a cooperative project with the U.S. Forest Service to examine the effects of large woody debris, fine sediment, and water temperature on stream fishes in the Ottawa National Forest in -Michigan. Work includes assisting with fish sampling (electrofishing and snorkeling), habitat characterization, sediment collection, and data entry. Duration: May-August 2002. Location: University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center, Land O' Lakes, WI. Contact: Asako Yamamuro, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Miesbauer, email@example.com 4) One research assistant is needed to assist in a project studying the ecology and interactions of invasive and native fishes and with a project studying the importance of consumer-driven nutrient recycling in benthic aquatic systems. The assistant will assist with macroinvertebrate sampling, fish gut content analysis, water chemistry analysis, and lab experiments. Duration May-August 2002. Location: South Bend, IN. Contact: Michelle Evans-White, firstname.lastname@example.org or Candice Bauer, email@example.com General Information: Wages for all positions listed will be a minimum of $7.00/hr and 40 hrs/wk. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible for all positions listed. To apply, please submit the following to the appropriate contact listed above: (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in this work, any relevant work experiences, and available work dates; (2) a copy of your transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable) if possible; (3) your resume; and (4) a list of at least 3 references, including name, title, address, email, and telephone. Inquiries and applications submitted through email are encouraged. General Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Gary Lamberti, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369. Laboratory Phone: (574) 631-0580. Posted: 3/5/02.
University of Texas at Arlington: Positions for a postdoctoral fellow, a research technician, and PhD research assistantships available immediately to study the interaction between spatial patterns and ecological processes across a range of scales in natural riverine landscapes and in laboratory streams. The research will be conducted at the interface of stream and landscape ecology in addressing questions such as producer patch dynamics under different environmental constraints and spatial aspects of biofilm development. Desired qualifications: experience in freshwater ecology in natural and artificial environments, proficiency in algal taxonomy, and a strong statistical background. To apply send a summary of research interests and experience, CV, copies of up to four publications, and names, affiliations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Sophia Passy, Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19498, Arlington, TX 76019-0498, USA; phone: (817) 272-2415, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/14/02.
University of Wisconsin: We seek a full-time technician to assist in studies of the determinants of shade tolerance in trees of the southern Appalachians, with special focus on the tradeoffs imposed by leaf phenology and hydraulic conductivity. Our research project is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will run for three years commencing in March, and involves field and common-garden studies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National Forest in Tennessee and North Carolina. The successful applicant will assist my post-docs in measuring leaf gas exchange, stem hydraulic conductance, light regimes, and whole-plant growth and survival in roughly 20 tree species. A Master's degree and research experience in plant ecophysiology, plant community ecology, or plant anatomy is desired, but a BA/BS in one of these areas is acceptable. Starting salary would be $24,500 depending on experience, with a start date of Feb 15 (or as soon thereafter as possible). Applicants should send me a personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Thomas J. Givnish, Phone: 608-262-5718, FAX: 608-262-7509, email: email@example.com, http://www.wisc.edu/botany-ecology/givnish.html. Posted: 1/24/02.
University of Wyoming: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database project is hiring people to work as a vegetation, fuel, and environmental sampling crew in Grand Teton National Park. Work will commence June 1 and run through September 13, 2002, although end date is flexible. This project will require hiking and backpacking in rugged terrain from 7,000 to over 11,000 feet elevation in grizzly bear habitat. Housing and cooking facilities will be provided, but applicants must be prepared to camp in the backcountry, using their own equipment (with reimbursement), for several days at a time. Duties: Collect data on vegetation, fuels, and environmental variables from sample plots in sagebrush shrublands, montane and subalpine conifer forests, and alpine vegetation. -- Use topographic maps, compasses, and GPS receivers to navigate to pre-determined points -- Set up sampling plots to record plant canopy cover and height by species, and other data -- Collect and press specimens of plants in the plots -- Photograph plots; record slope direction & steepness, soil texture, substrate type. Required Abilities: Ability to navigate with topographic maps and compass and with GPS receiver; Ability to work independently and with other people for extended periods; Careful attention to detail; Willingness to work long days (often in inclement weather) and camp for periods of several days; Excellent physical condition. Additional Desirable Skills: Experience in estimating plant canopy cover in plots; Acquaintance with Wyoming's flora; Experience in collecting plant specimens. Schedule: Crews will receive orientation in National Park Service backcountry travel procedures, and training in sampling methods, early in June. Sampling will start at low elevations by mid-June and proceed to higher elevations through the summer. Pay: Minimum $7.50/regular hour, $11.25/overtime hour, depending upon experience, plus $30 per diem for food and use of personal equipment while camping. Typical field days will run 10 - 11 hours (8 regular + 2-3 OT). Field schedules may vary from 5 days on/ 2 days off to 10 days on/4 days off. Applications: E-mail resume listing experience relevant to job requirements (including classwork) and references to either George Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 307-766-3009 or Donna Ehle, email@example.com, phone 307-766-3035. Deadline for submission is April 19. Posted: 3/14/02.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Biological Aides (3-4). April 15 to July 15, 1-2 positions may continue until approx. Sept 15, contingent upon funding. Start/end dates somewhat flexible except for mandatory training May 6-10. Experienced counters needed to conduct point transects for the 10th season of Utah's Statewide Riparian Bird Survey. Base salary $8.83/hr (more for experience), plus we provide vehicle, food, & incidental expenses while at work. Applicants must be willing & able to work long hours, camp for extended periods, hike up to 5 miles/day, have a valid diver's license, and drive a 4x4 vehicle. Preferred candidates will be: 1) able to identify western (esp. riparian) birds by sight and sound, 2) experienced with distance sampling point transect &/or point count methods, and 3) play well with others. Positions are administered from Salt Lake City, but study sites are in some of the most beautiful areas in a state known for beautiful areas. Plus, candidates can work on collateral projects for publication credit. Send cover letter, resume (plus transcript if student, copy OK), and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: RUSSELL NORVELL, Avian Ecologist, Non-Game Avian Program, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110, Box 146301, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301. For more information phone (801) 537-3436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/6/02.
Utah State University: Research Technician II The Remote Sensing/GIS Lab seeks a qualified individual to conduct field data collection for a state-wide land cover image classification (remote sensing) project. The field technician will be responsible for collecting vegetation community data using ocular methods and will work with an assistant. The incumbent will receive training on protocols and identification techniques throughout the course of the study, and will work under the direction of the Project Coordinator and Project Ecologist. Qualifications: 1) Knowledge of scientific names of common plants in Utah. 2) Experience in plant identification and site data collection. 3) General background in ecology or botany. 4) General computer literacy; experience with ArcView and GPS a plus. 5) Willingness to work long hours for extended periods (50-60 hr weeks). 6) Must enjoy being outdoors; willingness to camp for periods of 4-5 days. 7) Willingness to work alone; though this is not anticipated. 8) Strong work ethic; capable of following instructions and work within the frame-work of the project plan (time-line). 9) Must have a valid driver's license and be capable of navigating through backcountry with the aid of field maps. Period of Work Effort: The period of work effort is from April 1, 2002 until October 31, 2002 (7 months), with the possibility of similar arrangements in 2003 and 2004. Compensation: At a minimum, wages will be $10.00/hr--with time-and-a-half for overtime (40+ hrs/week). Wages and benefits are negotiable. Other Details: A field vehicle and necessary data collecting equipment (laptop, GPS unit, etc.) are provided by the RS/GIS Lab. Compensation includes a per-diem to cover cost of food. When necessary, hotel accommodations are covered by the RS/GIS Lab. Camping equipment must be furnished by the incumbent. Send resume (by March 11, 2002) to: John Lowry, Project Coordinator SWGAP, 5275 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5375, Or Email: email@example.com. Posted: 3/5/02.
Wetland & Ecological Consultants: We are accepting applications for an experienced wetland ecologist/environmental scientist, with specific experience in wetland delineation, permitting and mitigation. Responsibilities include wetland delineation, permitting and mitigation design, vegetation and hydrological monitoring, habitat assessment, fish and wildlife surveys, protected species surveys and assessment, preparation of environmental assessments and impact statements, and others. Successful applicants will have a B.S. degree (minimum) in an appropriate field, 3 years experience in the above areas, evidence of good communication skills (written and verbal), and experience with GPS, ArcView and other related software. We offer competitive salary and benefits to include employer paid health and disability insurance, paid holidays and vacations, and 401-K retirement plan with employer contributions. Interested candidates should forward resume to: Wetland & Ecological Consultants, 303 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 150, Woodstock, GA 30188. Or email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.wet-eco.com/. Posted: 6/10/02.
Wright State University: I am seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) research assistant to conduct USDA-funded research on costs, benefits, and ecological tradeoffs of inducible defense responses in Arabidopsis thaliana and related plants. Typical duties will include growth and manipulation of plants in a greenhouse, insect rearing and bioassays, and assays of the expression of several chemical defenses and defense genes (e.g. using Northern Blots). Appropriate experience in these areas is a definite plus, but will train. Some lab management and coordination of personnel required. Persons seeking this position would ideally have a B.S. (or M.S.) in Ecology, Entomology, or in one of the Plant Sciences with some knowledge of plant-insect interactions and chemical ecology. Funding is available for two years, initial appointment will be made for one year. Start $10/hour. Please submit a statement of interest, a resume, and the contact info of three references to: Don Cipollini, Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001. (937) 775-3805, FAX (937) 775-3320, email: email@example.com, Lab Page: http://www.wright.edu/~don.cipollini. Posted: 8/1/01.
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