Marine Reserves Research Project Leader
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Located in Newport, ensure that marine reserves monitoring and research mandates and expectations are met. This is a complex, multidisciplinary research effort with numerous monitoring and research projects conducted simultaneously with other department staff and scientists, contractors, and external research partners.
For more information, see job posting at www.dfw.state.or.us/hr.
Qualifications: Requires three years of biological experience with one year of experience at a technical or professional level performing activities in a fish or wildlife program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities; and a Bachelor's degree in Marine Science, Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Bachelor's degree or three additional years of biological experience. A Master’s or Doctorate degree will substitute for some experience.
Salary: $4,033-$5,888/mo. Generous benefits package.
Closing Date: October 18, 2016
Contact: Apply online at: www.dfw.state.or.us/hr
Hiring Organization: Blue Water Baltimore
Job Announcement: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer_Manager_Job.pdf
Job Closing Date: 1 July 2016
Blue Water Baltimore Seeks Volunteer Manager
Blue Water Baltimore, the leading water quality nonprofit in Baltimore, seeks a Volunteer Manager to motivate, track, and place volunteers in our restoration programs. Volunteers power many of our restoration and monitoring projects and programs. Last year, over 4,000 volunteers and 12,000 volunteer hours supported our programs. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic and effective environmental nonprofits in the region.
Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Blue Water Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that takes on and accomplishes a wide range of work, and partners with a variety of organizations to accomplish its restoration, greening, and advocacy goals. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Our office is a LEED Gold certified green building. Read more at www.bluewaterbaltimore.org.
The volunteer manager recruits, trains and manages volunteers to meet the goals and needs of the organization. The manager works with 4 other program managers to assess needs and plan projects. The successful candidate is one who can have fun, while being efficient and enjoying challenges. The Volunteer Manager will work an average of 40 hours per week and will report to the Senior Manager of Greening.
Recruits, trains and manages volunteers
- Identify local groups to recruit for specific projects and programs
- Maintains routine contact with volunteers and volunteer groups, including event reminders, follow-ups and monthly newsletter
- Collects, enters and manages volunteer data in Salesforce
- Expands volunteer group resources and manages partnerships with City and County agencies as well as non-profit, business, faith and community groups
Supports Blue Water Baltimore staff and programs
- Works with program staff to schedule and implement events with volunteers (community forestry, water quality monitoring, stream cleanups, and nursery)
- Coordinates logistics and assists in implementation for volunteer projects
- Works with staff to identify needs for volunteers
- Manages staff and interns for trash cleanups
Implements volunteer appreciation
- Plans and implements volunteer appreciation events throughout the year
- Maintains lines of communication and relationships with volunteers
- Recognizes volunteers through social media, cards, gifts, awards and special nominations
Works with Development Staff to support corporate volunteer groups
- Works with existing partners and develops additional partnership and project opportunities
- Plans and leads corporate volunteer events
- Seeks monetary and in-kind donations to support volunteer events
- Assists with grant writing and reporting
- Writes blogs, website or email content that highlight volunteers and great events
- Maintains calendar with up to date events for volunteer projects
- Helps to promote events
- 1-2 yrs of volunteer program management
- Planning and leading volunteer events
- Excellent planner and extremely organized
- Able to work with team members effectively
- Goal driven and able to manage deadlines
- A good people person and able to build lasting, meaningful relationships
- Ability to lift 65 lbs.
- Ability to work in inclement weather (including heat)
- Possession of a driver’s license and clean driving record
- Ability to work weekends, seasonally and some nights
- Understand social marketing and volunteer needs
- Basic marketing and customer service
- Excel, Word and email optimal function
- Volunteer Management software
- Sales Force or similar data management systems
- working on watershed restoration projects
- College degree preferred or equivalent experience- marketing, sociology, or environmental field experience
Salary & Benefits:
- $40,000 to $45,000, commensurate with experience
- Matched retirement investment plan
- Employer contribution to health, dental, and vision benefits
- Employer-provided life and short-term disability insurance
- Paid holiday, sick, vacation and personal time
- Opportunities for growth and professional development
Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirement to email@example.com with “Volunteer Manager” in the subject line. Please apply by July 1st. This position will remain open until filled. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecosystems Services
Victoria University of Wellington
We seek a qualified and highly motivated individual who will play a pivotal role in generating a ground breaking case study.
Wetlands are among the most valuable ecosystems in the world. Hotspots for endemic biodiversity, water purification, and carbon sequestration as well as places of significant cultural and recreational value, wetlands provide up to 40% of global renewable ecosystem services. Sadly, they are in peril globally. The Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual who will play a pivotal role in generating a ground breaking case study to identify synergies and opportunities to enhance biodiversity, water quality, carbon sequestration and cultural and recreational benefits within a multi-use wetland ecosystem. The multi-disciplinary project will serve as a model for future ecological projects within in New Zealand and worldwide. The successful applicant will productively engage with government agencies, community groups, and local land users and will help supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students in a programme of related research projects.
Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in Ecology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline, in a topic relevant to conservation biology, restoration ecology, ecosystems service modeling, or public participatory processes. He or she will be comfortable in the use of Geographic Information Systems and have a demonstrated track record of public engagement. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are essential. Knowledge of Te Reo Maori is considered a major asset. Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, with a leading role (i.e. first-author, and/or corresponding author) are an important merit.
Applications close 1 October 2016
Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
For more information and to apply online visit: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies
For complete information and to apply, please visit our website: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/
Locations are in Lakeview, OR and Wenatchee, WA
The ecological monitoring program at GBI serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys. This program is a component of our well-established Research Associate Program, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West. As an element of this program, participants will implement the Bureau of Land Management's national Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, which is targeted at collecting standardized inventory and long-term ecological data at multiple scales across the Western BLM districts. In accordance with this strategy and through a partnership with the BLM, GBI's ecological monitoring program is dedicated to providing college graduates and emerging professionals with hands-on survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting experience in natural resource management.
This video highlights the BLM's AIM strategy for landscape-scale data capture across the western states.
Field Technicians will work cooperatively with BLM Biologists and Resource Managers, and a GBI Field Lead. Each field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) will characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Describing Indicators of Rangeland Health (DIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites.
- $15.00 Camping per diem
- $75/week housing stipend
- Upon availability - 2 September 2016
- Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum
Field Leads will work cooperatively with BLM Biologists and Resource Managers; and GBI Field Technicians. Each Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites.
- $1,360 bi-weekly salary
- $15.00 Camping per diem
- $75/week housing stipend
- 8 August - 30 December 2016
- Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum
Field work for this position includes maintaining safety awareness and practices, navigating off-trail to sampling sites, establishing sampling plots and transects, identifying and describing soil horizons, collecting vegetation data (including species inventory, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody heights), making qualitative range assessments, and taking photo-points. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Additional duties include entering data into an Access-based database, employing QA/QC techniques, and aiding with field logistics. Depending on the field office, the objective of the 2016 AIM sampling season is to collect comprehensive vegetation and rangeland monitoring data. This data will be summarized and analyzed at the end of the field season to inform future management of sagebrush ecosystems, Resource Management Plans, and grazing permit renewals.
The Department of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for two positions at the Associate or Full Professor Level (or Assistant Professors whose tenure package is already under review) in the area of Biodiversity, including the generation, maintenance, dynamics, conservation, structure, or functional consequences of biodiversity. One position targets researchers who creatively explore biodiversity science using mathematical, statistical, and/or computational tools, at scales from single species to entire communities and biogeographical realms. The other position is more broadly defined, and we welcome candidates with strong empirical (field, lab, or comparative) and applied research dimensions in biodiversity science, working in terrestrial, freshwater, marine, or coastal ecosystems. Successful candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. in biological sciences, mathematics, statistics, or a related field, and will be expected to have an internationally recognized research program and contribute to training and education in biodiversity science.
These hires are part of a new Biodiversity Initiative launched by the University of Florida, a campus wide initiative bridging multiple units (and including the establishment of a Biodiversity Institute), and aiming at fostering collaborations among scientists, students, resource managers, and policy analysts, formulating strategies to meet the biodiversity challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Such strategic questions including gauging the effects on biodiversity, ecosystem processes, emerging disease, and resource sustainability of factors such as climate change, sea level rise, invasive species, and environmental degradation. The University of Florida is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in biodiversity science, capitalizing on its status as a land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeastern US. The Biodiversity Institute will leverage extraordinary data resources and computing power (including one of the most powerful university supercomputers), one of the nation's largest natural history museums, and a strong collaborative culture across disciplines.
Applications must be submitted at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/497559/preeminence-associate-full-professor-in-biodiversity and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 22, 2016 as received and the position will remain open until filled. Questions about these positions may be emailed to Jeremy Lichstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) with subject "BIODIVERSITY SEARCH"
The University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths- and a major component of its excellence - that is values broad diversity in its faculty, students and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research, and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access, and it seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered official if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provide approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.
The Jefferson Project, an unprecedented endeavor to examine freshwater ecosystems with advanced "smart sensor technology" will be hiring a post-doc to develop food web models that incorpate high-frequency monitoring, modeling, and experimental data. This exciting research endeavor brings together Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), IBM, and the FUND for Lake George. The project is intended to serve as a blueprint for studying lakes around the world and to better understand how humans are affected lake ecosystems. The research is based on the RPI campus, at the field station on Lake George (located in upstate NY), and in IBM research labs around the world. .
The Jefferson Project was built upon 36 years of lake chemistry monitoring and is currently deploying real-time sensors for high-frequency monitoring of the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of Lake George (a lake that is 32 miles long and 200 ft. deep). These monitoring data are being integrated with data from experiments investigating the impacts of excess nutrients, invasive species, and other contaminants on freshwater food webs. We have already produced second and third-generation weather, hydrology, and lake circulation modes; these models are being validated using high-resolution data from the "Smart Sensor Network". Our goal is to link these physical models and integrate them with food web models, allowing us to better understand how humans have altered, and will continue to alter, lake ecosystems.
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of food web modeling and an associated publication record. Programming expertise (e.g., C++, Python, Matlab) would also be quite valuable.
Rensselaer has a growing group of aquatic ecologists, first-rate facilities for aquatic research, and a beautiful field station on Lake George. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with experimental ecologists, limnologists, modelers, computer scientists, and engineers from both RPI and IBM. The post-doc will also have access to state-of-the-art supercomputers, including the powerful IBM Blue Gene/Q.
For additional information:
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Rick Relyea (email@example.com) in PDF format.
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. The desired state date is late summer or early fall.
Dr. Rick Relyea
Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute
Director, The Jefferson Project
David M. Darrin, Senior Endowed Chair
Dept. of Biological Sciences, BT2115
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180
The Department of Biology at Ball State University invites applications for a one year renewable contract faculty position, available August 20, 2016. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.
Major Responsibilities: Faculty member with broad base in biological sciences, with focus on teaching introductory biology, ecology, zoology and other courses for biology majors. Contribute actively to the intellectual and professional life of the Biology Department, the College of Sciences and Humanities, Ball State University and the surrounding community.
Minimum qualifications: Master's degree or higher in the biological sciences or related field from an accredited college or university; effective written and oral communication skills; commitment to excellence in teaching.
Preferred qualifications: Earned doctorate in biological sciences from an accredited college or university with a focus on animal ecology/zoology; demonstrated teaching ability and/or evidence of scholarly activity.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, documentation of scholarly activity and teaching ability (e.g., student and peer review evaluation summaries), copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses and contact information of five persons who can provide professional recommendations upon request. Application materials are to be submitted in Word or PDF format as attachments to an email message to:
Dr. Kemuel Badger, Chair
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Muncie IN 47306
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master's programs, and 16 doctoral programs. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving quality of life for all.
Ball State University if an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) at the University of Maryland is conducting an open search for the Director of its Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC). The Center was originally established in 1999 as a partnership among CMNS, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), and the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center. It includes three partner departments (Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Geology in CMNS, and Geographical Sciences in BSOS). Academic faculty in ESSIC hold their tenure and teach in one of the partner departments.
Under the active leadership of Professor Antonio Busalacchi, the Center has grown in size and stature to a complement of 10 academic faculty and 150 research scientists, with an annual research income of approximately $35M. It has added a second major partner, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. The Master Grant with Goddard supports four major research areas: climate variability and change; atmospheric composition and processes; the global carbon cycle (including terrestrial and marine ecosystems/land use/cover change) and the global water cycle. The NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) between ESSIC and the North Carolina State University enhances NOAA's ability to use satellite observations and Earth system models to advance the national climate mission.
Understanding the Earth system - the combination of the physical planet and the animals, plants and people who live on it - is now essential to our national prosperity and security, and ESSIC must contribute to the University’s response to this urgent national need. To this end, and reflecting the broad interdisciplinary nature of the field, the next Director will leverage the excellence across the campus to build co-operative partnerships with other units. In particular, s/he will proactively encourage and support faculty participation in campus collaborations to plan for future large-scale funded proposals, as well as efforts to provide useful knowledge about the Earth system to the non-academic world. S/he will also proactively strengthen the relationships with NASA and NOAA, and engage new external partners from universities, federal agencies, the State of Maryland and the private sector, thereby continuing to raise the national and international profile of the University.
The ESSIC Director will report to the CMNS Dean. The candidate should have a strong commitment to faculty and staff development. S/he will be a scientist of the highest quality in any of the disciplines essential to understanding the Earth system, and will be appointed as full professor with tenure in the appropriate department. The Director must be a recognized player in the earth system community, with a strong record of strategic leadership and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully, nationally and internationally, in a range of contexts and perspectives inside and beyond academia. Ph.D. or equivalent required.
Applicants should submit as a SINGLE document a curriculum vita including publications, a description of how their research and their experience qualify them for this position and the names and contact information for five referees. Please apply at: http://go.umd.edu/essicdir
Start day and salary negotiable. The position will remain open until filled, but for best consideration applications should be received by December 31, 2016.
For additional information please contact:
Professor Steve Halperin
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
5825 University Research Court, Suite 4001
College Park, MD 20740
Faculty Member in Plant Biology
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time faculty member in Plant Biology. The appointment begins Fall 2017. The position requires a Ph.D. in plant biology or a closely related area as well as a track record of teaching excellence, strong field experience and taxonomic skills that will enhance our strengths in local natural history and field based instruction. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year with an emphasis on field studies in plant ecology and within a teaching rotation through team-taught foundational biology courses. Full job description may be see at: www.coa.edu/employment.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter that speaks to their unique qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three relevant course descriptions in a single PDF file to PlantbioFS@coa.edu by August 26, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Barbara Carter, Faculty Assistant, Co-chair Review and Appeals
Secretary, Society for Human Ecology
College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA
(207) 801-5632 firstname.lastname@example.org
US Environmental Protection Agency
Gulf Ecology Divsion
Gulf Breeze, FL
Effects of ocean and coastal acidification on stressor responses in estuarine organisms are reef building corals
Research focuses on determining how changes in coastal water chemistry from ocean acidification and nutrient enrichment influence stressor responses in estuarine organisms and reef building corals under controlled laboratory conditions. The project will investigate the interactive effects of projected high levels of pC02 and selected land-based stressors on genomic, biochemical, and cellular and organismal level responses in selected species. The post-doc will develop and utilize exposure and testing systems and various biological response endpoints to determine sensitive species and life stages of estuarine invertebrates, fish and corals. The post doc will investigate how changes in carbonate chemistry, dissolved oxygen, and other water quality parameters affect calcification and other genomic and cellular responses to allow a mechanistic interpretation of species sensitivity and to facilitate predictive model development.
For position description go tohttps://cfpub.epa.gov/ordpd/PostDoc_Position.cfm?pos_id=3D957
INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (3) for fall migration monitoring project at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. August 25-October 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hot spots for bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the Cap May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch, and Morning Flight Songbird Count. Duties include teaching visitors bird identification and natural history, offering general assistance, conducting workshops, and assisting migration counter when needed. Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying passerines, raptor, and/or seabirds is preferred. All applicants must have their own vehicle and a valid, clean driver's license. Salary for positions $900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send over letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to email@example.com. Please indicate in the Subject line the position for which you are applying. Application deadline July 15, 2016.
MONARCH FIELD NATURALIST INTERN (2) to assist with ongoing Monarch butterfly migration project at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, August 25-October 31. Duties include daily road censuses of migrating Monarch butterflies, tagging, data entry, and educating the public about the project and monarch biology. Successful applicant will be expected to work irregular hours during peak Monarch flights. Careful data collection and entry skills, and excellent interpersonal skills a must; familiarity with insect ecology and migration a plus but not required. Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver's license. Salary for positions $900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send over letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the Subject line the position for which you are applying. Application deadline July 8, 2016.
MIGRATION COUNT COORDINATOR for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ 16 August 2016-31 January 2017. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Along with coordinating the migration projects, successful candidate will also provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Seawatch and Cape May Morning Flight Songbird Project), and enter data. Applicants should have a strong background identifying raptors, seabirds, and songbirds in flight. Duties include providing training for migration counters, acting as liaison to online count platform and supervise data uploading, and oversee creation of regular summaries, highlights and notable bird sightings for web posting. Careful data collecting and data entry skills, a willingness to work long hours, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants should have some experience with MS Excel. Coordinator will be responsible for providing at least 1 lecture and/or field workshop at the Cap May Autumn Festival, and oversee summary reports at the end of the season for NJ Audubon publications. All applicants must have their own vehicle and a valid, clean driver's license. Salary for positions $2100/month; housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send over letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to email@example.com. Please indicate in the Subject line the position for which you are applying. Application deadline July 15, 2016.
René Buccinna, Admin. Asst.
NJ Audubon Center for Research & Education
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 400-3852 (609) 861-1651 Fx
Making New Jersey a better place since 1897
Data Visualization Specialist
National Audubon Society
Stakeholders in the Environmental/Conservation arena need credible information on which to base their decisions at local, national, and international scales. The synthesis and visualization of existing data, collected by Audubon and its partners, offers the potential to provide actionable insights to these critical individuals and groups. Consequently Audubon and its partners are developing interactive scorecards for all conservation activities to inform field staff and to communicate efforts to various supporters and funders. As part of Audubon's National Science Division, the Data Visualization Specialist will be primarily responsible for leading the organization's visualizations of key conservation datasets for its priority projects in the Strategic Plan.
Reporting to team leader for Conservation Scorecards, the Specialist will lead the creation of compelling visualizations for multiple audiences as part of a dashboard/scorecard team. S/he will engage in, but not be limited to, the following.
- Acting as a storyteller, translating complex analytical results into easily digested visualizations.
- Partnering with data engineering and strategy/planning teams to correctly interpret, understand and use available data.
- Creating and managing a system for generating automated reports on a regular basis using publication-quality metrics for measuring the impact of n the ground conservation work.
- Creating polishing and re-purposing slideshow presentation.
- Designing visualization concepts that present Audubon's conservation successes to general audiences and working with Audubon's content team, implementing through web stories.
- Developing and continuously improving processes, tools, and techniques.
- Work with field and science staff to pre-stage data from multiple sources in preparation for data blending and subsequent analytics.
- Design and implement accessible, high-impact visualizations that clearly communicate conservation results, elucidate patterns, promote accountability, generate actionable insights, and facilitate decision making.
- Work iteratively in collaboration with the strategy/planning team to refine initial concepts and prototypes that can be presented to stakeholders for feedback.
- Lead the complete lifecycle of visual analytics; from development of mockups to storyboards to complete production ready, automated visualizations.
- Oversee a repository of re-usable data visualization templates and views.
- Manage permissions to access visualizations.
- Foster collaboration by communicating effectively with staff from different disciplines and with varying levels of technology expertise.
Qualifications & Expertise:
- BA or BS degree plus 3-5 years of experience in data visualization, data mining, and data analysis.
- Proven skill designing and presenting complex data sets in a variety of visually compelling formats.
- Advanced skills in working with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Pentaho, or similar data discovery, visualization, or infographic techniques.
- A self-starter, one with creative, entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in keeping current with emerging tools and technologies.
- Proficiency with large relational databases and SQL is required; experience with other data manipulation technology is helpful.
- Famliarity with ESRI software products and their integration with visualization tools
- Excellent communication skills, including presenting to technical and business stakeholders are various levels in the organization.
- Strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience in data manipulation and statistics.
- Willingness to participate in all levels of project work when necessary and continuously serve as a team player.
- A passion for data and visual storytelling to achieve conservation goals
The Nature's Valley Trust (NVT), an award-winning environmental conservation and education NGO on South Africa's beautiful Garden Route, is searching for 6 volunteer interns to join our shorebird research and conservation team over the 2016-17 breeding season!
This project, which focuses on the White-fronted Plover, a ground-nesting shorebird experiencing significant decline, is part of NVT's developing and growing research programme. Interns can expect a combination of involvement and training in various facets of research, such as fieldwork, management/protection techniques, and educational awareness related to shorebird and coastal conservation issues, with a particular focus on the impact of tourism and disturbance.
Please click here for a general announcement http://www.pdf-archive.com/2016/06/10/2016-17-southafrica-shorebird-internship-announcement/, and click here for more detailed information on available positions and associated costs (http://www.pdf-archive.com/2016/06/10/southafrica-shorebirdinternship-details/). If interested, send a CV and short letter of motivation to Dr. Mark Brown (Director, Nature's Valley Trust) at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, or for more details, please contact me off-list, or direct inquiries/applications to Dr. Brown.
Selena Flores, MSc Candidate
Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, SA DST/NRF Centre of
Excellence, University of Cape Town
Thesis topic: Implications of anthropogenic disturbance of beaches on breeding shorebirds in the high-tourism Garden Route region of South Africa.
Phone (ZA mobile): +27 84 278 0401
Phone (USA Google Voice): +1 714 759 BIRD (2473)
The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research aims of the CyIare represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CASTORC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.
The Cyprus Institute invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Atmospheric Aerosols position. The successful candidate will work in adynamic team of international researchers of the Cyprus Institute and get a unique expertise in operating and interpreting UAV-based atmospheric observations. She/He will be involved in several international field campaigns and collaborate with a large number of research institutions currently involved in atmospheric observations in Cyprus.
As part of the EU-H2020 ACTRIS2 and EU-FP7-BACCHUS projects, the Cyprus Institute (CyI) is currently deploying unprecedented experimental efforts to document aerosol properties in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region and better characterize their impact on regional radiative forcing and air quality. A number of state-of-the-art CyI infrastructures have been recently developed to support these experimental activities:
- The CyI Agia Marina Xyliatou atmospheric station. Providing transnational access, this station currently provides quality controlled observations of aerosol chemical/physical/optical properties and wet/dry removal which are the first of its kind in the region.
- The CyI Unmanned System Research Laboratory (USRL). This facility, composed of highly qualified electronic/mechanical engineers and professional pilots, is operating a large fleet of small and medium sized fixed/rotary wings Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). USRL is running a private UAV runway and airspace (above the Agia Marina Xyliatou station) with mobile ground control station.
- The CyI analytical laboratory. This facility offers a wide range of off-line techniques (IC, GC-MS, ICP-MS, etc) to provide a comprehensive characterization of the chemical composition of aerosols collected over Cyprus.
- The CyI instrumentation laboratory. This new facility is currently focused in the development and qualification of miniaturized instruments under UAV real-world conditions (covering a wide range of atmospheric temperatures, pressure, and humidity).
Taking advantage of these infrastructures, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be involved in operating, for a period of 1 year, UAV-based miniaturized gas/aerosol prototypes and assist the USRL team to perform weekly flight (0-3km altitude) above the Agia Marina Xyliatou station. She/He will be responsible to interpret this dataset with concurrent ground-based observations obtained at different altitudes (500 and 1800m above sea level) by international research teams (CNRS, NOAA, TROPOS, Max Planck Institute, etc). This UAV-based monitoring activity will address, for the first time in the Mediterranean region, the properties of long-range transported dust and continental (polluted) aerosols at various altitudes (below and above the marine boundary layer).
This vertically resolved aerosol characterization will be completed by a more comprehensive analysis of the chemical composition of aerosols obtained at ground-level using on-line (Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor, Aethalometer) and off-line (filter sampling) techniques. Major aerosol sources in the EMME region, their seasonality and geographical origin will be addressed here using statistical tools. Theywill be contrasted with a similar dataset recently obtained in Western Mediterranean region (Cape Corsica) as part of the ChArMEx research program.
The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:
- Runningminiaturized atmospheric sensors and participate to the routine UAV atmospheric observations performed by CyI.
- Analyze and interpret aerosol chemical/physical/optical datasets using different computer-based tools (including source apportionment techniques).
- Present results to conferences and publish them in peer-review journals.
- Ph-D in Atmospheric Sciences
- At least three (3) years of research experience (as Ph-D) in the relevant field
- Author or co-author of at least one (1) publication in peer-review journals
- At least one (1) communication at an international conference
- Experience in operating atmospheric instrumentation
- Experience in computer-based processing of atmospheric datasets
- High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adopt to a multicultural/multinational environment
- High level of organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
- Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.
Additional, preferred skills that would be considered as an advantage:
- Knowledge of computational/programming packages (e.g. Matlab)
- Driving license (category B).
Theappointmentwill be ofa full time basis, initially for a fixed term period oftwo (2) yearswith the potential of contract renewal depending on performance and availability of funds.
For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/?q=node/414). For any further information please contact Prof Jean Sciare (email@example.com; phone: +357 22 208 675).
The Cyprus Institute
Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre (EEWRC)
20 Konstantinou Kavafi Street
2121 Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
work: +357 22 208 682
cell: +357 99 303 496
email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITY:
Merrimack River Watershed Council
60 Island Street, Suite 211-E
Lawrence, MA 01840
BACKGROUND: The Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc. (MRWC) is a non- profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1976 by citizens and regional planning commissions to promote citizen involvement in the clean-up of the Merrimack River. Its organizational mission is to protect, improve, and conserve the Merrimack River through science, advocacy, partnering and recreation. We are the advocate of the Merrimack River in Massachusetts; we are "The Voice of the Merrimack." See Merrimack River Watershed Council web site for additional information http://www.merrimack.org/
The Merrimack River watershed itself is currently considered the most threatened watershed in the country, according to the US Forest Service, due to the threat of loss of the privately-held forests that help keep the water clean. The 125-mile long Merrimack River is one of American Rivers' 2016 Most Endangered Rivers. The River is ecologically one of the top three most important large rivers on the U.S. East Coast for migratory fish, and is home to bald eagles, the largest tidal freshwater marsh in New Massachusetts, and on the Atlantic flyway route for numerous birds.
REPORTS TO: President of Board of Directors
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The Merrimack River Watershed Council is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, go-getter to take the helm and help us grow our organization! This is an exciting opportunity for somebody looking to take charge, build on our considerable recent momentum and national visibility, and help our Board of Directors make a splash in 2016. We are looking for someone who loves to build bridges and open doors of collaboration, is involved in local watershed management and conservation efforts, and can foster membership and donor relationships to help build our organization. The Executive Director is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Merrimack River Watershed Council including cultivating key partnerships and donor relationships, acting as the champion and voice of the Merrimack River, ensuring that all products and projects are produced and carried out in an effective, professional and timely manner, overseeing 3 staff and 45+ volunteers a year, and developing and managing the budget. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing short and long-term strategic plans to help grow and strengthen the organization's ability to have a positive impact. Though not an exhaustive list, specific duties are outlined below:
- Work with and at the direction of the Board of Directors.
- Cultivate board involvement and board recruitment and training.
- Create and maintain project partnerships with other watershed groups and related nonprofit organizations.
- Act as a Merrimack River Champion, advocating for sustainable water management, riparian buffer protection and restoration, resource efficiency, improved stormwater management, increased public education and awareness, etc. Stay abreast of key watershed concerns and help to keep the MRWC current and relevant for our constituents.
- Build the organization through fundraising and increased revenue from grants, membership, donors, and events.
- Serve as primary organizational spokesperson and contact for MRWC with appropriate media outlets, other agencies and the public. Speak at or attend conferences on: water conservation, water quality, community collaboration, etc.
- Conduct community outreach and outreach to youth, and promote greater citizen involvement in the MRWC and its projects.
- Develop and update material for the MRWC website and social media.
- Coordinate outreach via social and online media.
- Enthusiasm, a positive attitude and a passion for serving in our community, building relationships and enhancing the well being of the Merrimack River.
- Previous non-profit and management experience including budget management, fund-raising and grant management.
- Thorough understanding of basic ecological and watershed principles.
- Experience and knowledge of river restoration, water quality monitoring, fish restoration.
- Experience conducting public education and education for youth.
- Ability to work with minimal direction.
- Charisma and the ability to motivate and inspire our membership and watershed constituency.
- Marketing and fundraising background. Proven grant-writing experience.
- Strong communication skills and public speaking experience.
- Previous experience working with a Board of Directors.
- Above average computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency with spatial databases (GIS), web design, and Little Green Light (or other donor management software) highly desirable.
- Degree in Environmental Science, Education, Environmental Management, Business Management, Communications, or related field is a plus.
- Advanced degree preferred.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation: Salary package and benefits are competitive for a small non-profit and will be determined by the Board of Directors based on experience and qualifications. Position is funded through grants and membership dues. Candidate will have the ability to increase compensation through program growth and fundraising.
Please submit a resume and detailed and compelling letter showing your passion and fit for the mission of the Merrimack River Watershed Council and why you should be the next Executive Director to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Executive Director" in the subject line. No phone calls please. Please submit your application as soon as possible; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral Opportunity with the Marine Biology Research Division at SIO
Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee
Academic Division: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Academic Department/Research Unit: Marine Biology Research Division
Disciplinary Speciality of Research: parasitology, physiology, behavior, fish, birds, ecology, estuaries.
Description: The position will involve taking on a 1.5 year project in the Hechinger Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. The project is part of a larger, international project. Collaborators include Dr. Dyvind Dverli (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) and Dr. Kelly Weinersmith (Rice University). The overall project weds parasitology, ecology, behavior, evolution, neurobiology, and omics. This post-doc will examine the impacts on estuarine birds by Euhaplorchis caifornienis, a trematode parasite. The parasite uses bird as final hosts, but any costs of parasitism are countered to unknown extend by the parasites modifying the behavior of the birds prey, a killifish, making them easier to catch.
The current plan is for the post-doc to lead a laboratory study using controlled exposures of final hosts (birds, rodents) to document the parasite impacts on those hosts. Impacts will be measured at least by growth rates, and likely metabolic rates (respirometry). The post-doc may also be involved with other aspects of the project, including a field experiment using fish in enclosures to quantify how fish infection changes bird predation rates and success.
Salary/Stipend Information: NIH standard & based on years of postdoc experience.
Qualifications and preferred academic background: Candidates should possess some or all of these attributes (some of which, including parasitological skills, can be learned on the job):
- Ability to handle, maintain, and dissect birds and rodents.
- Ability to do respirometry on air breathing vertebrates
- Ability to dissect fish, birds, and rodents and quantify parasite abundance and body size
- Have good communication, organizational, collaborative skills
- Have a solid analytical skills. At least a working knowledge of general and generalized linear models. Dynamical modeling skills are a plus, but not required.
- Proven writing/publication skills as indicated by published papers
- Experience or ability to deal with live, wild estuarine birds.
Appointment length/period: Appointment will start as early as 1 August 2016 and continue for 1.5 years.
Application procedure: Send an email with subject header "POSTDOC APPLICATION" with an attachment of a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Hechinger at email@example.com.
Application Closing Date: 24 Jun 2016 or until position filled
We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow interested in applying empirical and process-based modeling approaches to tackle policy relevant environmental issues in aquatic systems to join our team in the Scavia Lab (http://tinyurl.com/klr6gog) at the University of Michigan. The post-doc will be part of an inter-disciplinary team working on a range of projects, including a recently funded project aimed at integrating environmental and socio-economic modeling to understand and predict the ecological and societal impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Great Lakes.
The post-doc will work with researchers from multiple institutions to:
- Develop geostatistical modeling approaches to integrate in-situ and remove sensing long-term datasets of HAB intensity
- Build and calibrate empirical and process-based models to predict HAB dynamics as a function of multiple environmental drivers
- Link HAB models to watershed and climate models developed by collaborators to quantify the influence of nutrient loading and climate on HAB formation.
The post-doc will also have opportunities to develop independent research and/or work on other ongoing modeling efforts, such as modeling of hypoxia dynamics in lakes and coastal systems.
- background in aquatic ecology
- statistical modeling of ecological datasets and/or process-based ecological modeling, with a focus on aquatic systems
- experience with Bayesian hierarchical and/or geostatistical modeling
- ability to work in a collaborative, inter-disciplinary setting
The position is available for 1 year, with potential for renewal contingent on funding availability and performance. Preferred start date: September 2016.
Applications and questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include a CV, a cover letter describing research interests, and a list of three references.
At the Graham Sustainability Institute, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission of engaging, empowering, and supporting faculty, staff, and students to foster sustainability solutions includes ensuring that each member of our community thrives. We believe that diversity is key to individual empowerment and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning and leadership.
On behalf of the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI), I am pleased to announce that we are currently accepting volunteer applications for our research project along the North-western coast of Spain. There are vacancies available in September and October 2016 (a minimum of days of participation). Volunteers can expect to gain a solid foundation in cetaceans conservation behavior with a focus on dolphins ethology, habitat use and communication. BDRI offers volunteers the chance to work with through the many steps of research. Your participation means that you will not only be observing the studied animals at sea, but you will also be collecting different types of scientific data, using various research methods, and helping on board the research vessel in general. When back in the lab, you will participate in the transcription of collected data, with the database work, you will use various softwares, perform photo identification analysis, use of GIS and more. Furthermore, as the Galician coastline is known for frequent strandings of various marine mammals species, you will be a part of an important network for rescue and data collection from these stranded animals.
The BDRIL is a private and self-funded centre, hence, there is no compensation for the volunteering positions. There is a participation fee that includes the accommodation in an apartment, tuition, and other expenses derived of your participation (housing, free wifi, use of equipment, field trips by car, and use of research vessel). Successful applicants will be responsible for their own transportation expenses two and from the research centre (O Grove, Galicia, Spain).
Approved applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Prior field research experience is recommended but not required. Please download the general infomration and application form at: <www.thebdri.com/resources/downloads/volunteers.pdf><www.thebdri.com/resources/downloads/applicationvolunteers.doc>.
A postdoctoral research position supervised by Shafer Smith, Zouhair Lachkar and Marina Levy is available at the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, an interdisciplinary research unit at New York University Abu Dhabi (More information can be found on our website: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/nyuadinstitute/institute-research/cpcm.html). The successful candidate will join a small team of scientists engaged in a broad effort to understand and model the circulation and biogeochemical dynamics of the Indian Ocean. The research project will involve both high-resolution regional modeling of the Bay of Bengal and idealized process modeling, with a focus on submesoscale-driven tracer transport. The overarching goal is to improve parameterizations of eddy fluxes of biogeochemical tracers in coarse resolution general circulation models. A sufficiently creative, scientifically mature candidate will have broad latitude over the direction of research.
We encourage applications from researchers with PhDs in geophysical fluid dynamics, applied mathematics or theoretical physical oceanography, and especially from those with experience in high-resolution regional ocean modeling and eddy parameterization. Appointments are offered for two-year periods, contingent upon positive annual reviews; extensions for longer periods are possible in exceptional cases. The annual salary is very competitive, with substantial benefits including allowances for housing, transportation, and annual home visits, in addition to full health insurance and retirement contributions. The position is based in Abu Dhabi, but researchers may spend a few months per year at the Courant Institute in New York City.
Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests and the names of three professional references via email to our Center Manager, Asma Kamal (email@example.com). The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.
Job ID :2016-4547
Location : US-DC-Washington
Posted Date: 5/4/2016
More information about this job:
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.
With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
For the past two decades, Pew has been a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our work is focused on reducing the scope and severity of three major global environmental problems:
- Dramatic changes to the Earth’s climate brought about by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the planet’s atmosphere;
- The erosion of large terrestrial wilderness ecosystems that contain a great part of the world’s remaining biodiversity; and,
- The destruction of the world’s marine environment.
For the past two decades, Pew has been a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our work is focused on reducing the scope and severity of three major global environmental problems:
Dramatic changes to the Earth’s climate brought about by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the planet’s atmosphere; the erosion of large terrestrial wilderness ecosystems that contain a great part of the world’s remaining biodiversity; and the destruction of the world’s marine environment.
The environmental science division (ESD) works to generate and synthesize scientific research to inform conservation policy and frame solutions to global environmental challenges. ESD encompasses three programs: the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation awards three year fellowships to outstanding individuals who undertake projects designed to develop and implement solutions to improve conservation of the sea; the Lenfest Ocean Program supports independent, peer-reviewed scientific projects to inform selected marine-conservation priorities; and the conservation science program which collaborates with Pew policy staff to develop scientific and economic research that helps to guide Pew’s policy objectives. ESD also includes a team that works across these programs focusing on the interface between science and conservation policy. Areas of work include helping to develop research projects that are useable or actionable by resource managers, disseminating our research results, and assessing the impact of our research and policy efforts.
ESD is committed to an ongoing process to better understand and improve our effectiveness at using science to inform conservation policy and management. The Officer will work within ESD’s crosscutting science-policy team to create and implement a more systematic assessment framework and to share knowledge among the Pew Marine Fellows and conservation community about how to develop and conduct “actionable” science projects. One focus of the position will be to develop, implement, and manage mentorships for Pew Marine Fellows that improve the conservation outcomes of fellowship projects, in particular by engaging decision-makers and resource managers throughout the research and project process, and by sharing lessons from the mentorships at the program’s annual meeting and in other meetings convened by ESD. It is expected that this position is for a term period through September 2016, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.
- Develop, implement, and manage actionable science mentorships for Pew Marine Fellows, including leading program design, communicating with fellows, identifying mentors, disseminating materials, managing mentorship meetings, facilitating those meetings and coordinating follow-up activities.
- Design and implement a framework to assess the impact of the mentorships on the outcomes of fellows’ projects and their professional trajectories as well the conservation impacts of other ESD projects and to better understand the attributes of effective projects.
- Organize and participate in workshops, conferences and sessions at the annual Pew Marine Fellows meetings that share ideas and experiences about connecting science, decision-making, and conservation actions, as well as methods for measuring the success of efforts at the science-conservation interface.
- Disseminate ideas about the use of science to inform policy or resource management decisions, including by engaging with key science, policy, and stakeholder networks, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
- Contribute to policy outreach efforts for Pew marine fellowship projects.
- Manage selected consultants.
- Collaborate with other environmental science division staff to create innovative approaches to improve the impact of their grant-making and projects.
- Contribute to and participate in tasks of ESD, as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in biology, environmental science or science and technology studies preferred.
- A minimum of 8 years of professional experience, with a preference for experience with impact assessment and evaluation approaches for science, marine science and policy, program management, and grant-making.
- Ability to innovate, including identifying new areas of work and critical networks of collaborators.
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and build relationships with a variety of individuals, including ESD and other Pew staff, people from different scientific and other disciplines, and decision-makers.
- Capacity to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy, while working in a cooperative spirit in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to share information competently with both scientists and non-scientists.
- Ability to analyze technical materials, review materials, and ensure accuracy of information and content.
- Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to organize multiple projects and meet multiple deadlines.
Pew offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Occasional domestic and international travel required.
Pew is an equal opportunity employer.