Director of Conservation Programs at Nature Conservancy Delaware

Hiring Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Job Announcement: http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/
Job Closing Date: 30 June 2016

 

The Nature Conservancy Delaware Chapter seeks a dynamic conservation leader and an experienced team manager for our Director of Conservation Programs (II). S/he is responsible for defining and overseeing the implementation of the strategic priorities and strategies for the Delaware Chapter’s conservation work, providing leadership and oversight of conservation staff and land, water, oceans, and climate initiatives.  S/he ensures alignment of Chapter programs with TNC Whole System, Regional, and Global conservation goals and works closely with the Delaware State Director and Management Team to define Chapter priorities and needs. S/he writes requests for proposals (RFPs) and secures grant/contract funding for programs and projects and works with the State Director to advance legislative priorities and lobbying objectives. Applicants can apply to position #44284 by 6/30/16 at http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/

Multiple Postdocs in Disease Ecology - EEB Dept., Univ. of Minnesota

MULTIPLE POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN DISEASE ECOLOGY
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; University of Minnesota

Our research group seeks to hire a 2-3 motivated and conceptually driven post-doctoral associates to work collaboratively using empirical and/or theoretical approaches to test community ecology and behavioral theory in pathogen communities.  This work will focus on, but not necessarily be limited to: 

  1. investigating the role of vector behavior on pathogen dynamics
  2. testing the relevance of resource competition and metacommunity theory to pathogen communities, and  
  3. investigating the interactions between disease and movement broadly. 

The successful applicant will work with a collaborative research team of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students that includes expertise in using mathematical, statistical, and empirical approaches in behavioral, community, and disease ecology.  We are particuarly interested in applicants with strong skills in mathematics, statistical and analytical techniques, or molecular techniques relevant to the detection of phytoviruses using qPCR or metagenomics techniques.  Demonstration of excellent writing skills are an essential qualification for these positions.  The appointment is initially for one year, but may be renewed annually.  Starting date is negotiable and may begin as soon as possible.  

Questions about this position should be addressed to Drs. Allison Shaw (shaw@umn.edu),  Elizabeth Borer (borer@umn.edu), or Eric Seabloom (seabloom@umn.edu).

Review of applications will begin 15 June 2016 and positions will remain open until filled. 

Apply for this position (Job Opening ID: 310245) via the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/

Post-doctoral Position with U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ

MODELING WITH PLANT RESPONSE GUILDS AND EXPLORING RIPARIAN COMMUNITY LINKAGES ON A REGULATED RIVER IN THE SOUTHWEST U.S.

We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral scientists to lead research on the effects of Glen Canyon Dam operations, and other drivers of environmental change on riparian and terrestrial vegetation along the Colorado River downstream of the dam using plant response guilds. The successful candidate will have experience in plant ecology, familiarity with developing and applying statistical models, some exposure to riparian systems, as well as proven record of publications in peer reviewed journals. 

Background: Riparian vegetation affects physical processes and biological interactions along river and stream channels.  The presence and expansion of riparian vegetation promotes bank stability, diminishes the magnitude of scour and fill during floods, and the types of vegetation present affect wildlife habitat quality in both the terrestrial and aquatic realms.  In Grand Canyon, the effect of riparian plants on the physical template of the Colorado River corridor is beginning to receive more attention because of the interaction between vegetation and sediment has implications for campsite availability and accessibility, wildlife habitat, and aquatic shoreline habitats.  With the increasing recognition of the role that both of vegetation and river regulation have on fluvial geomorphology, studies that evaluate the addictive effects of both change agents on shoreline and channel geomorphic landforms are increasingly relevant to resource managers interested in preserving or reestablishing biotic linkages and channel dynamics. 

Project Description: This project utilizes annual monitoring data and historic data to explore the utility of plant response guilds to probabilistically evaluate and assess wildlife habitat, and to use the guilds and a 22-year topographic survey record for retrospective analyses of riparian vegetation change on selected sandbars.  We seek a post-doctoral scientists to use identified plant-response guilds (sensu Merritt et al., 2010, Freshwater Biology, 55: 206-225) to develop vegetation response modes to flow released from Geln Canyon Dam that may inform the retrospective analysis and future restoration efforts.  The researcher identifies and estimates vegetation response but alo works with riparian and aquatic ecologist and geomorphologist to identify linkages between vegetation and aquatic terrestrial communities and explores feedback resposnes between vegetation change and sediment and geomorphic change

Project Coordinator-Affinity Crews

Hiring Organization: Student Conservation Association
Job Closing Date: 30 June 2016

Job Description:

America's #1 youth conservation service organization, seeks a Project coordinator in our Arlington, VA Office. The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national force of youth conservation volunteers, has an exciting opportunity in our Program Department. This position is temporary, full time, up to 18 months.

Position Summary:
This position serves as the lead staff for a pilot program for SCA to provide turn-key conservation service crew opportunities for schools and youth serving organizations. Market, and coordinate conservation service crew expeditions to private schools, clubs and youth organizations.

Essential Functions:

  • Sell Affinity group programs to partners across the US that cross multiple organization and agency regions.
  • Develop relationships with independent schools and youth serving organizations, in order to provide SCA affinity crew opportunities to students.
  • Operate a minimum of 10 affinity crews in summer 2017
  • Develop, plan, budget, and conduct site visits to create new program in the field in order to ensure annual financial and programmatic goals for affinity crews.
  • Attend and present at conferences and meetings to market SCA affinity crew opportunities
  • Work with the program team and program quality to develop appropriate standards, recruit crew leaders, evaluation materials for participants and organizations
  • Work with marketing to develop suitable affinity crew materials and digital media

Supplemental Functions:

  • Track all opportunities, activities and events into SCA database system (Salesforce CRM)
  • Attend meetings, workshops and conferences to sell SCA programs and resources.
  • Conduct retention activities as assigned
  • Collaborate with Program and Marketing departments to create uniform and informative marketing materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Performance Measures/Accountabilities:

  • Meet individual annual revenue and program targets
  • Communicate and track regional sales plan goals and objectives
  • Regularly participation and collaboration in affinity crew and RK Mellon meetings
  • Know and understand all SCA affinity group offerings, and how they are utilized by partners in the field.
  • Maintain current knowledge of conservation (natural and cultural), environmental, and youth development issues important to key stakeholder groups within the region and nationally.
  • Present a positive and professional image of SCA by modeling SCAs Operating Values and Leadership Behaviors, including giving superior customer service to partners, participants, alumni, and SCA departments/teams/offices.
  • Complete accurate and timely data entry, timesheets and travel expense reports.
  • Understand and model SCAs Operating Values and Leadership Behaviors
  • Understand and abide by policies and guidelines in SCAs Staff Handbook

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in natural resources, public administration or similar field with 2 years related experience or 5 years of relevant program, government, or NGO experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing, sales, partnership and network development, with a variety of agencies, organizations and institutions.
  • Ability to develop and manage extended networks and long term relationships with partners.
  • Experience in customer cultivation, materials and marketing development and finalizing transactions.
  • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation experience, skill and comfort.
  • Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management issues and knowledge of client agency cultures a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in fast-paced environment and ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Strong organizational, communication and customer service skills necessary.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate self-motivation and meet deadlines.
  • Valid drivers license and motor vehicle record (MVR) that meets SCAs standards.
  • Willingness to travel 1-2 times per month for multiple days.
  • Passion for SCA mission

Job Benefits:

Health and Dental * Basic Life Insurance * Short Term Disability * Long Term Disability * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

Student Conservation Association is a proud partner with AmeriCorps and encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alumni to apply for job opportunities with SCA.

 

For more information about SCA and to reply, visit us at http://thesca.atsondemand.com/

Partnership Director

Hiring Organization: Student Conservation Association
Job Closing Date: 30 June 2016

Job Description:

America's #1 youth conservation service organization, seeks a Partnership Director in our Washington, DC Office. The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national force of youth conservation volunteers, has an exciting opportunity in our Program Department. This position is permanent full time.

Position Summary: The Partnership Director has responsibility for executing SCAs national and regional business strategies in SCAs Eastern region, including building and retaining SCA programs; growth of SCA's urban-based community conservation programs in the eastern region, supporting efforts to secure philanthropic and corporate giving, representing SCA at public events, engaging with key SCA constituencies, supporting SCA regional staff and driving SCAs presence and impact in the region.

Essential Functions:

Regional Leadership and Business Development:

  • In alignment with national SCA strategy, identify and create funding for new programming and strengthen key existing program partnerships in the eastern region.
  • In collaboration with the Eastern Regional VP, implement the region's strategic and annual operating and financial plans towards measurable goals and improved regional economics.
  • Identify opportunities, and in collaboration with Program staff, advance and grow SCAs mission by expanding existing programs and developing new programs, partnerships and stakeholder relationships.
  • Guide, support and develop Partnership staff in the region, with a focus on the regional plans and priorities.
  • Solicit and cultivate new federal, state and NGO partnerships.
  • Generate and secure fee-for-service revenue through regional retention efforts and by working with new customers in support of SCAs financial and program goals.
  • Represent and present SCA externally to organizations and other coalitions and groups. Elevate SCAs profile and visibility in the East region through participation on collaborative committees and commissions.
  • Ensure partnership development commitments made in the budget and planning processes are met with timely communication re: any revenue and/or expense variances communicated timely.
  • Work with the Regional VP to manage expense budget for the region.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Institutional Advancement:

  • Work closely with regional Advancement staff in implementing strategies to raise money from leadership donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Secure third party funding, private, philanthropic, corporate and public grant funding to leverage fee-for-service funding from agency and NGO partners' Awareness and Positioning of SCA:
  • Direct efforts in the region to ensure SCA is known by key regional partners, land management, conservation and governmental partners.

Staff Supervision, Support and Development:

  • Provide supervision, guidance and support to the Partnership Development Coordinator and Conservation Program Coordinators.
  • Represent and advocate on behalf of regional staff internally within SCA
  • Convene and facilitate regional staff meetings

Performance Measures/Accountabilities:

Financial:

  • Achieve budgeted regional revenue goals.
  • Assist in achieving growth, diversity and stability of funding for programs.
  • Collaborative support of corporate and advancement goals

Non-Financial:

  • Increase in awareness of SCA by key targeted audiences as evidenced by increased partnership opportunities, media placements and program growth.
  • Evidence of strong representation of SCA in the region.
  • Achieve program/member levels goals in East region.
  • All activities in the region are managed in accordance with SCA national standards and policies.
  • Staff effectively guided in accordance with SCAs Operating Values and Leadership Behaviors.
  • Effective advocacy and support of regional staff.
  • Participate as an active member of the various SCA staff groups and forums when assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree plus significant additional coursework, seminars or similar activities.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience including coordinating mission-critical, customer focused activities, a history of business development success, experience in leading teams towards goals, and in representing organizations to external audiences.
  • Experience in conservation environment and/or working with U.S. Government Agencies
  • Strong understanding of solution and consultative sales practices – must be a closer and show evidence of past success in this area
  • Understanding of and experience using database systems; Salesforce CRM system preferred.
  • Strength in managing, planning, budgeting, fund raising, marketing, sales, and communications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including both the ability to work closely with a broad range of staff, including executive level, and with customers.
  • Competence in using Microsoft Office software. Strong experience in using electronic communication tools.
  • Ability/willingness to travel – at least 33% of position requires regional travel.
  • Valid drivers license and motor vehicle record that meets SCAs standards

Percentage of time spent traveling per year: 33 

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

 

Student Conservation Association is a proud partner with AmeriCorps and encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alumni to apply for job opportunities with SCA.

Environmental Protection Specailist

Hiring Organization: DC Department of Energy and Environment
Job Announcement: http://dchr.dc.gov
Job Closing Date: 11 June 2016

This position is located in the Water Quality Division, Planning and Permitting Branch, Natural Resources Administration, District Department of Energy and Environment.  The incumbent will serve as an Environmental Protection Specialist and provide assistance to meet the Division's overall regulatory compliance and water quality management planning mission.  The incumbent will work with an interdisciplinary scientific team and will coordinate and implement data management efforts related to the District of Columbia's natural resources to include the area of stormwater management, water quality, fisheries and wildlife, and watershed protection.  The incumbent will be responsible for developing a mechanism to integrate readily available and existing information from various part of all monitoring data related procedures.  Duties will include 1) coordinating DOEE efforts to develop and implement consistent and integrated data management systems, 2) working with an interdisciplinary team to conduct environmental field investigations, 3) performing statistical analyses, including trend analyses, and 4) developing environmental data collection methodologies.  The incumbent will represent the Water Quality Division on regional and local environmental technical committees.  

The following position has been posted to the DCHR website: Environmental Protection Specialist CS-0028-12 #JO-1605-5470 (1 position). This announcement is listed as "open to the public". The opening date is June 1, 2016 and the closing date for this position is June 11, 2016.  

For more detailed information regarding this opportunity, please go to the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at http://dchr.dc.gov/ and search under “Employment Opportunities.”

Trash Initiative Assistant Program Manager

Hiring Organization: Alice Ferguson Foundation
Job Announcement: http://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/trash-assistant-program-manager-jd-3.doc
Job Closing Date: 15 July 2016

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leader in providing quality environmental education experiences in the Washington DC metro region, seeks a dynamic, results-oriented professional with at least four years of experience to serve as Assistant Program Manager for the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative. The Assistant Program Manager will act as the point person for the Program Manager by overseeing the coordination and development of the Trash Initiative (TI) program activities and program staff including: Litter Prevention Campaign, community outreach, Trash Free Schools, and Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, Trash Summit, and the supports the on-going partnership and cross programming between Hard Bargain Farm (HBF) and Bridging the Watershed (BTW).

The Assistant Program Manager is responsible for overseeing a variety of grant funded projects, including management of financials and deliverables. Successful candidates will build momentum in communities to address the issue of litter through AFF’s Regional Litter Prevention Campaign and Trash Free Schools. The Assistant Program Manager will have project management experience, and a demonstrated ability to keep projects on time and on budget. The Assistant Program Manager must be a strong writer, with experience using spreadsheets and other programs to analyze and present data.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision; be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collegial, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment; and be able to work with high level constituents, including donors and board members. The candidate should possess strong organizational, research, marketing, policy and business process skills. The candidate also must demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making skills, initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.  A dynamic and collaborative working environment is among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation which features a beautiful work environment in a national park setting at its Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, MD.

Before applying, please click here to view the position description and full listing of requirements. To apply, email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to afarfalla@fergusonfoundation.org Note that an offer of employment will be subject to successful completion of a background check.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation recruits, hires, and promotes without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Biological Oceanographic Processes

The Department of Ocean Sciences (DOS) at Memorial University of  Newfoundland (MUN) (http://www.mun.ca/osc/) invites  applications from senior scholars for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Biological Oceanographic Processes, to advance our understanding of North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean ecosystems. The Chair will use novel approaches and tools to address the core question of how these ecosystems respond to the evolving physical-chemical environment (e.g., warming, acidification), with resultant influence on the timing and nature of species interactions, ocean productivity, and ecosystem services. Appointment will be at the level of tenured, Full Professor. The position is expected to be available after 1 November, 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada among the world?s top countries in research and development. Nominees must meet the requirements for Tier 1 appointment as defined by the CRC program: be recognized as an outstanding and innovative world-class research leader whose accomplishments have made a major international impact in the field, have a superior record of obtaining competitive external research funding and attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and be proposing an original, innovative, research program of the highest quality. Further information on qualification criteria can be found at  http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/

After nomination, the candidate will work with the DOS and with the Office of CREAIT, CRC and CFI Services at Memorial University in completing the Chair application. The application will then be subject to review and final approval by the Chairs Secretariat (http://www.chairs- chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s9). It is expected that the successful candidate will be a senior scientist with a level of scholarship and publication record commensurate with current NSERC Tier 1 chair holders in the discipline of Ecology & Evolution (http://www/>http://www. chairs-chaires.gc.ca/chairholders-titulaires/index-eng.aspx). Other expectations include developing new, collaborative, research initiatives in oceanography; and maintaining high profile, well-funded, fundamental and applied research programs that attract outstanding graduate students. The Chair is expected to secure external funding through an NSERC Discovery Grant and other funding sources. In addition, the Chair will be expected to develop major, collaborative initiatives.

The DOS, which is located 12 km north of the University?s main campus in St. John?s, is recognized internationally for the quality and productivity of research programs in biological, chemical, and fisheries oceanography, marine biology and ecology, aquaculture, animal physiology, animal behaviour, and genomics. The mandate of the Department is to carry out high-quality research focused on organisms and processes in cold oceans, deliver undergraduate and graduate courses in ocean sciences, and supervise honours and graduate students, and post- doctoral fellows. At present, the Department of Ocean Sciences has a core faculty of 15, a staff of over 40, and over 60 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Because of our unique location at the gateway to the Arctic and at the intersection of the Labrador Current and Gulf Stream, the DOS offers exceptional opportunities to study the impacts of climate-mediated changes on biological oceanographic processes. Our infrastructure offers a suite of tools (e.g. cold rooms, flumes, wave tanks, and central pools of advanced field equipment) to support laboratory and field-based research. All buildings are supplied with cold, clean, flowing seawater. The Dr. Joe Brown Aquatic Research Building (JBARB), contains environmentally controlled, large tank facilities for rearing algae, zooplankton, fish larvae, and broodstock. The Cold-Ocean Deep-Sea Research Facility (CDRF;  http://www.mun.ca/osc/>http://www.mun.ca/osc/CDRF/index.php), houses  a large, level B/III containment laboratory, a deep-sea laboratory including pressurized chambers, and specialized research equipment including tissue culture facilities, an Aria III flow cytometer, a confocal microscope, a benchtop scanning electron microscope, and a fully automated histological suite. A wide variety of telemetry, biochemical, molecular, and chromatographic equipment, is available at the DOS and main campus (http://www.mun.ca/research/resources/creait/). Extramural work is facilitated by our Field Services Unit, with 4 certified SCUBA divers, a large SCUBA support truck, a Boston Whaler, and zodiac. Larger research vessels are available locally, from the Marine Institute and Department of Fisheries and Oceans. MUN operates the Bonne Bay Marine Station on the west coast of the island (http://www.bonnebay.ca), with facilities for teaching and research, including the moored, Bonne Bay Marine Observatory  (http://www.biosonicsinc.com/doc_library/docs/oceans_2005_bonnebay_final.pdf)

The strong interdisciplinary nature of biological oceanography will allow the Chair holder to draw from within and outside the DOS to integrate with other academic departments and research units to build on the major research themes outlined in MUN's Research Strategy Framework. As an established international leader in ocean sciences, the Chair will catalyze diverse scholarly activity at Memorial, and develop large-scale collaborative research projects that will integrate marine biological research within ocean sciences in DOS and with other departments and organizations.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada, and plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of the province. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to over 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning. St. John?s is a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For further information about Memorial, please visit http://www.mun.ca/

The deadline to receive applications is 8 July 2016. Applications should include the following:

  • A letter of application describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position
  • An up-to-date curriculum vita
  • Outline of a research plan (2 page limit)
  • The names and addresses of three referees

Please send applications electronically to:
Dr. Garth Fletcher, Head Department of Ocean Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, A1B 3X5
E-mail: (fletcher@mun.ca). REFERENCE: VPA-OSC-2016-002

For further information, telephone (709) 864-3708, fax (709) 864-3220, e-mail (wsparkes@mun.ca).

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Volunteer Field Assistants - Sea turtle/primate research projects in Equatorial Guinea, Africa

Volunteer Field Assistants Needed!

Location Detail: Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, Africa. 

Term of Appointment: October 5,2016 - Feb 28, 2017 (dates may vary by +2 days due to transportation availability) 

Application Deadline: June 15, 2016. 

Job Description: 
Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and the Bioko Marine Turtle Program are seeking 6 volunteers to assist with research and conservation projects on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.  Field assistants will be based in research camps on the breathtaking souther beaches of Bioko Island, and will participate in data collection on a number of ongoing sea turtle and primate research projects.  Field assistants will be expected to devote at least 40 hrs/week to the program.  Due to the nature of this field research and the remote living conditions, hours are likely to exceed 40 hrs/wk/  Volunteers are encouraged to participate in all aspects of field research and conservation activities including educational and outreach projects in nearby villages. 

Sea turtle research is conducted nightly from 10pm-4am and primate work will be conducted during the day.  Field assistants will be alternate between working night and day shifts and will walk on average of 10km/day. In addiction, you will be expected to participate in all daily operations and upkeep of the research camp.  We will be living in tents, cooking over an open fire, and using water from a nearby stream.  Although a camp cook with be present a few days a week, everyone is responsible for participating in activities such as meal preparation and cleanup, filtering water, and starting and tending the fire, etc. There will be no electricity or refrigeration, which limits the variety and quantity of perishable foods available. There is no internet or telephone connectivity available in the field.  A Satellite phone will be available in case of emergency. The camp will have one generator for charging research equipment, which be used occasionally for personal items (kindles, ipod, etc).  Field assistants should be prepared for physically demanding work and living conditions in a hot and humid climate.  

This is an unpaid (volunteer) position but we do not charge program fees.  We will provide food, local transportation and other basic costs associated with living on the island during the field season.  Field assistants will be expected to provide international to and from Malobo, Equatorial Guinea (generally $1800 - $2000 for a round trip flight from the US), medical and evacuation insurance, appropriate immunizations (please contact a travel medicine doctor), medications (such as anti-malarial medications, etc.), and personal camping gear.  US citizens do not require a VISA to enter the country. 

Qualifications:

  • Field assistants should be at least 21 years old.
  • An ability to get along with others in a communal living situation=20
  • Prior field experience in biology, ecology or related disciplines.
  • A desire to pursue a career in conservation biology/ecology is preferred
  • Spanish language ability: Spanish is the national language of Equatorial Guinea. Fluency is not mandatory for this position, but is strongly preferred.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in remote locations, living in developing countries, or extensive experience camping and hiking in remote wilderness areas.
  • Physical fitness and a positive attitude will help as the combination of work and camp life in this hot, humid environment can be physically exhausting

 

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 references to Lisa Sinclair (sincem01@ipfw.edu)

 

More Information on Projects:
www.TheDrillProject.org

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bioko-Marine-Turtle-Program/90998968906457

 

Postdoc Position in Spacial Marine Ecology/Quantitative Ecology/Marine Conservation Science/Geography at FSU

Postdoctoral Scholar - Spatial marine ecologist, quantitative ecologist, marine conservation biologist, or geographer (Department of Geography, Florida State University). 

Responsibilities: 
The postdoctoral scholar will engage in exciting, cutting edge research addressing both fundamental and applied questions in geography and marine ecology, The aim is to publish high impact papers and inform policy and management questions related to marine conservation, fisheries management, aquaculture development, and marine spatial planning. 

There is considerable scope for the postdoc to shape their own research agenda.  Ideally they would also contribute to ongoing and new research projects focused on the following types of activities:

  • Develop and refine dynamic spatially-explicit models of coastal fish populations and fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, leveraging similar models already developed for other regions. 
  • Conduct analyses evaluating tradeoffs among fisheries outcomes; ocean uses such as aquaculture, conservation, energy/oil extraction; and environmental impacts. 
  • Develop and apply coupled models of interacting natural and human systems. 

The postdoc will be expected to publish papers, present research at conferences, assist with grant proposals, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. 

The postdoctoral scholar will be based in the Department of Geography at FSU, mentored by Dr. Sarah Lester, but will also work closely with Dr. Andrew Rassweiler in the Department of Biological Sciences and will have additional opportunities to collaborate with a growing cadre of coastal and marine faculty and researchers at FSU, including in the departments of Geography, Biological Sciences, and Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and at FSU's Costal and Marine Laboratory. 

Qualifications: 
Eligible candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geography, Ecology, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment.  

The postdoctoral scholar ideally would have strong qualitative skills, strong coding skills (familiarity with Matlab or closely related language preferred), experience working with spatially structured datasets and Geographic Information Systems, and a demonstrated ability to publish papers. 

Terms: 
Ideally the position would start in August 2016, but start date is flexible.  Initial appointment for one year with strong potential for renewable contingent on performance.  FSU offers competitive salary and excellent benefits including access to faculty insurance plan options and Bencor Retirement Plan. See http://opda.fsu.edu/ and http://hr.fsu.edu/ for more information. 

How to apply: 
Applicants should apply at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID 40157). Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their qualifications, research interests, and career goals; a CV; and names and contact information for three professional references.  Please forward a copy of all application materials, ideally as a single PDF to to slester@fsu.edu.

Open until filled: 
This position will remain open until filled.  Application review will begin June 1, 2016 and applicants should submit materials by June 15 for primary consideration. 

Contact information: Contact Dr. Sarah Lester (slester@fsu.edu) or Dr. Andrew Rassweiler (rassweiler@bio.fsu.edu) with any questions about the position.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist position at Lamont-Dohert Earth Observatory

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to participate in a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded study of the influence of natural oil and gas seeps on the pelagic ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. The position will include fieldwork in the Gulf of Mexico, laboratory analyses of field samples, analysis of metagenomic datasets and synthesis with environmental data sets.

Applicants should have a PhD in marine ecological sciences and/or microbial bioinformatics and have a strong foundation in biological oceanography, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Applicants with experience in microbial ecology and a strong bioinformatics background are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be willing and capable of participating in oceanographic cruises.

Fieldwork will begin in July 2016 and applicants must be able to participate at that time.

Appointment will be for 1-year, with continuation pending funding and progress.

This position will be based at the Lamont campus in Rockland County, NY, near New York City.

Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled. If necessary, please contact Ajit Subramaniam (ajit@ldeo.columbia.edu), or Andrew Juhl (andyjuhl@ldeo.columbia.edu) for more information about the project.

Please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62849    

for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, a statement of past research experience and future interests and contact information for three references.

Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research appointment. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We accept online applications only.

Supervisory Position at US EPA Gulf Ecology Division

Supervisory Biologist/Ecologist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist
Environmental Protection Agency
Gulf Breeze, FL

Announcement Closes: Tuesday 5/7/2016

For more detials and to apply please go to USA JOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439825100

This position is located in the Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division, Ecosystem Dynamics and Effects Branch, Gulf Breeze, FL. 

Duties: 

You Will:

  • Plan, organize, and manage the activities of the Branch, which conducts research to quantify the effects of anthropogenic stressors on water quality and ecosystem health using observational and modeling approaches to inform water management and policy decision-making;
  • Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities
  • Participate as a researcher in representation, planning and implementation of team-based research on natural and anthropogenic stressors in estuarine and marine environments
  • Serve as an expert consultant on various workgroups, panels or committees.  

Rutgers University Deep Sea Microbiology Lab: Postdoctoral Position

The postdoc will participate in a project to investigate the evolution of early and acquired metabolism in T. ammonificans, a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that we isolated in my laboratory from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. In this project we are leveraging different types of culture approaches (including batch and continuous culture techniques) with comparative genomic and proteomic analyses of T. ammonificans and related organisms. Experience with bioinformatics (and some microbiology background) is an essential requirement, as this project entails the analyses large sequence data. More info about the lab at: http://marine.rutgers.edu/deep-seamicrobiology/. The position is available immediately and potential candidates should contact group leader Constantino Vetriani directly at vetriani@marine.rutgers.edu

Postdoctoral position in Population Genomics

A postdoctoral position is available in the Kovach lab at the University of New Hampshire in population genomics/genetics.  The postdoctoral scientist will work on collaborative projects that develop and utilize genomic/genetic techniques to address questions of both fundamental and applied nature. Primary areas of interest include studying adaptive variation and signatures of selection, identifying environmental correlates of gene flow, and developing high-resolution marker panels from genomic resources. 

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to two primary areas of inquiry: 

1) Genomic investigations of adaptation in tidal marsh sparrows, including intra and interspecific patterns of neutral and adaptive gene flow in relation to environmental gradients, the genetic basis of adaptations to tidal marshes, and the development of genomic resources for a study of migratory connectivity; this project involves a collaboration within the Salt/Marsh Habitat and Avian Research program (www.tidalmarshbirds.org). 

2) Adaptive variation, demographic connectivity, and the spatial scale of gene flow for Atlantic cod in the US waters using whole genome resequencing; this project has applied goal of stock identification to inform fisheries management about biological population structure in relation to the recovery of collapsed cod stocks. Opportunities may also exist to contribute to ongoing landscape and conservation genetics research of imperiled New England Cottontails.  Possibilities exist in each of these projects for outreach to the public and stakeholders, including natural resources managers, fisheries scientists, and fisherman.  

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. and prior research experience with population genetics/genomics and bioinformatics.  Additional qualifications include laboratory bench skills, quantitative skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and a demonstrated interest in working in a highly collaborative environment. An ecological background and interest in conservation science are desirable.  

To apply: send a brief research statement (1-2 pages) that includes relevant skills and experiences for the project and future goals, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to Adrienne Kovach: : akovach@unh.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Biology/Marine Program Lecturer Position at Boston University

LECTURER, BIOLOGY, Department of Biology

Tracking Code
9628/E2316
Job Description

The Department of Biology at Boston University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer beginning September 1, 2016, renewable based on satisfactory performance.  We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a track record of excellence in teaching.  Teaching responsibilities will include two research-intensive block courses during our fall Marine Semester in the candidate's area of expertise and two lecture baed courses in the spring.  The position will involve active engagement in the academic life of the Biology Department and the Marine Program, including opportunities to serve as a research mentor for undergraduates, participate on MA or PhD committees, and contribute to the development of academic initiatives.  

Required Skills

The successful candidate will have a PhD in biology, ecology or a related field and an interest in integrating research into undergraduate teaching.  

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7320. Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website.  Applications submitted through a website other than AcademicJobsOnline will not be considered.  Review of applications will begin June 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries about the position or application process can be addressed to Professor John Finnerty at jrf3@bu.edu

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-time/Regular
Salary: Based on experience

Tenure-track ecology faculty position - West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Tenure track Assistant Professor position available August 2017.  Earned doctorate in Ecology or related discipline; research focused on some area of field-based ecology.  The successful applicant must be qualified to teach field-based courses in aquatic and/or terrestrial systems, biostatistics, as well as special topics courses or graduate courses, and may be required to each General Ecology or General Biology laboratories.  Candidate is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students.  Finalists must successfully complete an interview process that includes a research seminar and teaching demonstration.  To apply, upload a cover letter of application, statement of teaching and research philosophies, curriculum vitae, and all unofficial university transcripts to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Have three letter of reference sent by email to SEARCH-ECOLOGIST@wcupa.edu. Review of completed applications begins on September 9, 2016 and continues until the position is filled.  For more details and full ad visit the website above or contact Dr. Greg Turner at the email above.  All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic plan.  West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Movement Ecology of Estuarine and Marine Fishes

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research fellow who will use animal telemetry and environmental data to evaluate movement behavior and habitat use of estuarine and marine fishes.  The fellow will assist with acoustic and likely satellite tagging of sharks and rays in the Chesapeake Bay and the US Mid-Atlantic region.  The fellow will analyze resulting data as well as existing acoustic telemetry data for Cownose Rays, Blue Catfish and Commo Carp.  Analyses will focus on identifying spatial and temporal patterns in habitat use across the coastal/estuarine interface.  Analyses will include the development of statistical models relating distribution patterns to environmental conditions and forcing factors including seasonal and long term changes in temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and other factors depending on data availability.  The resulting models will be used to identify spatial correlates of predator distributions, predict seasonal shifts in habitat use and potential changes in habitat use related to climate change, and help guide conservation and management decisions.  

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology or fisheries, peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, and demonstrated interest in public outreach. Applicants also need strong skills with statistical and geographic information systems (GIS) analyses.  Skills using acoustic and satellite technology, data visualization tools or advanced statistical analyses (such as habitat use metrics, movement patterns, mixed-effects models or Bayesian analysis) are preferred.  The position is funded for 2 years.  The stipend is $48,000/year plus health insurance.  For best consideration, send letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (scanned copies are fine), and names of three references (with telephone numbers are e-mail addresses) by June 3, 2016 by Dr. Matthew Ogburn (ogburnm@si.edu), SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028.  For more information on SERC visit http://www.serc.si.edu.  EOE.

2-yr postdocs on "Long-term evolutionary build-up of megafauna functional structure worldwide"

Research Area and Project Description: This postdoc project is part of the big Semper Ardens project “Megafauna ecosystem ecology from the deep prehistory to a human-dominated future” (MegaPast2Future), funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Given intensifying human impacts, we are now at a crossroads for Earth’s megafauna. Do we let it become lost or do we attempt to restore it and its functional importance? Therefore, there is now rapidly growing interest in understanding the role of megafauna in ecosystems and in providing the scientific basis for megafauna restoration. MegaPast2Future will provide the scientific basis for acting in this critical situation, via a much improved theoretical and empirical basis, covering both basic science and real-world applicability. The postdoc project will contribute to building an integrative paleobiological-ecological understanding of how megafauna functional complexity has built up (notably how predictable this has been , with a focus on the evolutionary dynamics. Methodology: Apply macroevolutionary and -ecological analyses to the rich fossil record for megafaunas globally, with a focus on functional composition. To be able to represent evolutionary dynamics, the postdoc will first build a first phylogeny covering all known Cenozoic megafauna mammals, building on our methodology for a phylogeny for all late-Quaternary mammal species (Faurby & Svenning 2015 http://bit.ly/allmammalphylo). The postdoc is expected to lead at least 2 papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching (e.g., co-organizing and co-teaching an annual international PhD course in megafauna ecosystem ecology), as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, helping solving problems in her/his area of expertise and more generally contributing ideas and concepts to the project.

Qualifications and Specific Competences: Applicants to the postdoc positions must have PhD degree in paleobiology, ecology or evolutionary biology (or equivalent) or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. To be recruited for this position solid experience in ecoinformatics and advanced statistical analyses of large paleobiological and/or ecological data sets. Experience with quantitative paleobiology and/or macroecology is expected. The successful candidate should also have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills.

Supervisors and collaborators: Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join a team working on the long-term build-up of megafauna functional complexity, also including prof. Svenning and a postdoc and a PhD student at Aarhus University, as well as three international collaborators, prof. Felisa A. Smith (University of New Mexico, US), prof. Chris E. Doughty (Northern Arizona University, US) and postdoc Søren Faurby (National Museum of Natural History, Spain), plus – a more general level - other team members from other parts of the MegaPast2Future project. The project will support research visits to the collaborators’ labs.

Place of Employment and Work: The place of employment and work is Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. ECOINF is an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found at http://bit.ly/ecoinfAU.

Starting date: October 1st 2016, but negotiable.

Contacts: Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bios.au.dk.

There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic areathe candidate is estimated qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a maximum of 4 years employment.

FORMALITIES
Application procedure 

Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process. 

Formalities and salary range 

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. 

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. Deadline for applications is June 20, 2016. 

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish). 

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Job posting: http://www.au.dk/om/stillinger/videnskabelige-stillinger/stillinger/Vacancy/show/826835/5285/

2-yr postdoc on "Role of functional and trophic diversity for megafauna effects on ecosystem"

Research Area and Project Description:

This postdoc project is part of the big Semper Ardens project “Megafauna ecosystem ecology from the deep prehistory to a human-dominated future” (MegaPast2Future), funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Given intensifying human impacts, we are now at a crossroads for Earth’s megafauna. Do we let it become lost or do we attempt to restore it and its functional importance? Therefore, there is now rapidly growing interest in understanding the role of megafauna in ecosystems and in providing the scientific basis for megafauna restoration. MegaPast2Future will provide the scientific basis for acting in this critical situation, via a much improved theoretical and empirical basis, covering both basic science and real-world applicability. The postdoc project will contribute to this broader objective by improving ecological theory for the role of megafauna, to provide a solid theoretical understanding of the importance of megafauna in ecosystems. Notably, it will focus on 1) developing theory for the role of functional (incl. trophic) diversity for megafauna effects on ecosystems, and 2) predicting megafauna community assembly and ecosystem consequences from simple species’ traits, local environmental conditions and landscape setting (to be able guide design of restored megafaunas, which may involve novel species combinations, e.g., due to extinctions of native species. The postdoc is expected to lead at least 2 papers per year in this research area, contribute to the project’s public outreach and teaching (e.g., co-organizing and co-teaching an annual international PhD course in megafauna ecosystem ecology), as well as collaborate with other team members, including students, sharing skills, helping solving problems in her/his area of expertise and more generally contributing ideas and concepts to the project.

Qualifications and Specific Competences:

Applicants must have PhD degree in ecology or evolutionary biology (or equivalent) or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Solid experience with ecological theory and mathematical modeling is also required, while experience with functional diversity and/or trophic ecology is an advantage. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English and international applicants who do not have English as their first language must prove strong English language writing skills.

Supervisors and collaborators: Project PI prof. Jens-Christian Svenning will be the main supervisor. The postdoc will join a team working on the ecological theory for megafauna ecosystem ecology, also including prof. Svenning and a PhD student at Aarhus University, as well as two international collaborators, prof. Dominique Gravel (University of Sherbrooke, Canada) and Chris E. Doughty (Northern Arizona University, US), plus – a more general level - other team members from other parts of the MegaPast2Future project. The project will support research visits to the collaborators’ labs.

Place of Employment and Work: The place of employment and work is Section of Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity (ECOINF), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. ECOINF is an ambitious, collaborative and highly international research community. Postdocs and PhD students are encouraged to collaborate within the group, across departments and with other universities. More information about the people and research activities of the group can be found at http://bit.ly/ecoinfAU.

Starting date: October 1st 2016, but negotiable.

Contacts: Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, phone +45 28992304, e-mail: svenning@bios.au.dk.

There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic areathe candidate is estimated qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a maximum of 4 years employment.

FORMALITIES
Application procedure 

Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process. 

Formalities and salary range 

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. 

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. Application deadline is June 20, 2016

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. (in Danish). 

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Job posting: http://www.au.dk/om/stillinger/videnskabelige-stillinger/stillinger/Vacancy/show/826863/5285/

3 Different Postdoctoral Research Positions

Applications are invited for three postdoctoral research associates to work with Dr. Peter Groffman on the following projects: 

1) Denitrification in agricultural and forest soils. This position is funded a cooperative agreement with the USDA and a grant from the National Science Foundations and involves measurements of denitrification and associated microbial and soil variables in sites that are part of the USDA Long Term Agricultural Research network and as part of an ice storm manipulation project at the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site in New Hampshire.  The work will center on measurements of denitrification using a direct-flux approach available in Groffman's nitrogen biochemistry laboratory located at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY.  The postdoc, who could be based at the City University of New York (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center in Manhattan or at the Cary Institute, will also have the opportunity to develop independent lines of research within the context of this project.  Apply at https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=RC-1605-001172

2)Multi-scale coupled natural human system dynamics of nitrogen in residential landscapes.  This project is funded by a new grant from the National Science Foundation that addressed how biogeochemical, hydrologic and human behavioral processes interact to control nitrogen exports from residential ecosystems and landscapes.  The work will include coordinating a series of field measurements of biogeochemical and hydrological processes and integrative analysis with scientists from other disciplines.  The position will be based at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in Manhattan with regular travel to Baltimore for field work and project coordination activities and will include opportunities to develop independent lines of research within the context of the project. Apply at https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=RC-1605-001173

3)Urban ecosystem ecology in New York City.  This position would involve participating in the development of several different projects focused on biophysical and social dynamics on nutrient cycling in New York City including urban agriculture, urban forestry, coastal resilience, combined sewer overflows and regional-scale analyses.  The position will be based at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and will include opportunities to develop independent lines of research within the context of the project. Apply at https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=RC-1605-001174

Closing date for all positions is July 12, 2016.