Immediate Openings for Ecological Field Monitoring Technicians and Leads in WA and OR

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.

*Techs*

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.

Compensation:

  • $15.00/hour
  • $15.00 Camping per diem
  • $75/week housing stipend

Timeline:

  • Upon availability - 2 September 2016
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week minimum

*Leads*

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.

Compensation:

  • $1,360 bi-weekly salary
  • $15.00 Camping per diem
  • $75/week housing stipend

Timeline:

  • 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.

Biodiversity Faculty Search, 2 positions (Associate, Full, or Assistant in-review for tenure)

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 (jlichstein@ufl.edu) 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. 

Post Doc: Aquatic Food Web Modeling

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:
http://relyealab.wix.com/relyea-lab
http://faculty.rpi.edu/node/35931
http://faculty.rpi.edu/node/35932
http://eichll.wix.com/lawrence-eichler
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/DFWI/
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/47219.wss

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Rick Relyea (relyer@rpi.edu) in PDF format.  

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.  The desired state date is late summer or early fall. 

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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

 

Ball State University Instructor of Biology

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
kbadger@bsu.edu

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. 

Director of its Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center at UMCP

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
shalper@umd.edu

 

Faculty position in Plant Biology

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  carter@coa.edu
www.coa.edu  www.SocietyforHumanEcology.org

Two postdocs at USEPA Gulf Ecology Division

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

Three Positions with New Jersey Audubon

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 hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org.  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 hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.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 hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org.  Please indicate in the Subject line the position for which you are applying.  Application deadline July 15, 2016. 

Thank you,
Rene 

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
rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org
Making New Jersey a better place since 1897

Data Visualization Specialist, National Audubon Society

Data Visualization Specialist
National Audubon Society

Position Summary: 
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.  

Essential Functions: 

  • 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 

To apply: 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2876/data-visualization-specialist/job

Coastal Shorebird Conservation Field Internships in South Africa

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 info@naturesvalleytrust.co.za. If you have any questions, or for more details, please contact me off-list, or direct inquiries/applications to Dr. Brown.

Kindest Regards,
--Selena Flores
____________________________________
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.
E-mail: selenaflores@gmail.com
Phone (ZA mobile): +27 84 278 0401
Phone (USA Google Voice): +1 714 759 BIRD (2473)
http://www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za/fitz/students/masters/flores

Post-Doctoral Fellow for UAV-based observation of aerosol properties in the Eastern Mediterranean

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Required Qualifications

  •  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.

Application

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 (j.sciare@cyi.ac.cy; phone: +357 22 208 675).

Michael Pikridas
Postdoctoral Fellow
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: mpikridas@cyi.ac.cy mpikridas@gmail.com

Executive Director: Merrimack River Watershed Council (Massachusetts)

EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITY: 
Executive Director
Merrimack River Watershed Council
60 Island Street, Suite 211-E
Lawrence, MA 01840
www.merrimack.org

 

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.

IDEAL ATTRIBUTES

  • 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.

TO APPLY:

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: cshumway@merrimack.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 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography Marine Biology Research Division

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): 

  1. Ability to handle, maintain, and dissect birds and rodents. 
  2. Ability to do respirometry on air breathing vertebrates
  3. Ability to dissect fish, birds, and rodents and quantify parasite abundance and body size
  4. Have good communication, organizational, collaborative skills
  5. 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. 
  6. Proven writing/publication skills as indicated by published papers
  7. 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 rhechinger@ucsd.edu.

Application Closing Date: 24 Jun 2016 or until position filled

Postdoc in ecosystem modeling U Michigan

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. 

Required skills: 

  • 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 scavia@umich.edu. 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.  

Bottlenose Dolphin Research Volunteering

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>.

Send application form by email to: severine@thebdri.com. For more information about BDRI's research and conservation work, please visit www.thebdri.com or our Facebook page.

 

See you on site!
Bruno Diaz Lopez
Chief Biologist and DirectorBottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI)
Beiramar 192, O Grove CP. 36980Pontevedra-Spaintel. 00 34 684 248552
<www.thebdri.com>

Postdoctoral position in ocean modeling, New York University, Abu Dhabi

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 (asma.kamal@nyu.edu). The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

 

Officer, Environmental Science Division (Impact Assessment and Evaluation)

Job ID :2016-4547

Location : US-DC-Washington

Department: Environment

Posted Date:  5/4/2016

More information about this job:

Overview:

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.

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.

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.

Project Summary

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.

Position Overview

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Compensation
Pew offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Travel
Occasional domestic and international travel required.

Pew is an equal opportunity employer.

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Future Harvest CASA Hiring Communications and Outreach Contractor

Hiring Organization: Future Harvest

Job Closing Date: 10 July 2016

Job Opening: Communications and Outreach Contractor

Future Harvest CASA is seeking a full-time, self-motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy, and visionary person to manage communications and outreach for Future Harvest CASA. This is a one-year, full-time contract position, with option to renew.

About Us: Since 1998, Future Harvest, Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (FHCASA) has been providing education, networking, and advocacy to build a sustainable Chesapeake Foodshed from farm and fishery to table. Its core work strategy is the Foodshed Field School, which offers peer-to-peer and expert-led education programming on growing and sourcing locally and sustainably produced food and fiber in the Chesapeake region. The school consists of our annual conference, year-long Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP), and about 20 farmer and consumer field education programs around the region. Its headquarters office is in Cockeysville, MD, with a satellite office in Easton, MD, but our team operates in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC so most staff work virtually.

About the Job: The manager will develop and begin implementation of a strategic communications and outreach plan. This will involve assessing the organization’s current communications and outreach efforts and setting the vision, goals, objectives, and activities best suited to further Future Harvest CASA’s mission. The manager will support our program staff and Executive Director. Responsibilities will include:

  • growing our membership and reach through innovative communications, list management, and regular outreach
  • working with staff to produce an engaging and informative bimonthly e-newsletter
  • developing engaging online and print content such as blogs, videos, podcasts, infographics, farmer profiles, and case studies, and producing print materials such as promotional brochures, fact sheets, and resource guides
  • further developing our social media presence and “personality” and posting strategically to our channels using best practices; working with staff to unify and coordinate social media and messaging efforts
  • developing an outreach campaign to better connect consumers to farmers and vice versa
  • promoting the Amazing Grazing directory and the grazers listed within, plus other organizational products
  • promoting online and via the press all our education and fundraising events, including the annual conference and Chesapeake Foodshed Feast
  • developing press relationships and writing engaging press releases
  • maintaining consistent, professional writing across channels and programs; developing an informal style guide
  • assisting with grant writing and editing
  • using analytics and user data to improve social media communications and web content
  • managing an editorial calendar to schedule and organize timely and relevant communications
  • giving technical help to staff when using webinar technology, webcasting, and other communications technology
  • assisting with other communications projects as necessary
  • attending our field programs and other events to document and create outreach postings and products.

About You: You work well in a virtual team, are used to producing with few resources, are tech-savvy, and know your way around the food and farming community.  You are a clear, succinct, and compelling communicator across multiple platforms – from print to social media to press releases. You can think of few better ways to use your skills than to advance sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake region.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Demonstrated excellent writing and verbal communications skills including producing content for websites, newsletters, and social media platforms
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Savvy about garnering press attention for our issues and staff
  • Desire and ability to work independently and at home
  • Strong organizational skills and storytelling expertise
  • Proficient in Drupal (or other web platform), InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic HTML
  • Video and podcast experience a plus
  • Experience working with graphic designers and printers
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Interest/experience in sustainable agriculture; knowledge of farming issues and area farmers
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a focus on writing and communications

Supervision:  The Communications Manager will report directly to the Executive Director, but supports all program staff.

Location: The Communications Manager must be willing to work from home, but is encouraged to use the office in Cockeysville, MD if convenient.

Hourly rate:  Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Closing date: July 10, 2016

To Apply:   Please submit cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and references to shannon@futureharvestcasa.org with Communications Manager in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

Faculty Position, Environmental Biology, Reed College

Job: Reed College Biology Dept

Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Biology

The Biology Department at Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Biology that will support both the Biology Program (http://www.reed.edu/biology/) and the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program (http://www.reed.edu/es/).  We seek candidates, preferably at the rank of assistant professor, with demonstrated excellence in biological research related to the environment that is complementary to areas and approaches currently represented in the Biology Department and Environmental Studies Program.  Qualifications include a PhD and postdoctoral or professional experience. 

Reed is a distinguished liberal arts college with approximately 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates.  Candidates should articulate their plan to establish and maintain a rigorous and competitive research program that incorporates research opportunities for Reed undergraduates.  A competitive start-up package and research space will be provided based on the successful applicant's needs, with salary determined according to the applicant's experience. 

In addition to advising senior theses, teaching duties will include the development of a new upper level, lecture/laboratory course in the candidate's area of expertise.  Additional teaching opportunities include involvement in a team-taught interdisciplinary course in environmental studies and a team-taught introductory biology course, as well as offering an advanced seminar course.  Formal teaching experience at the college level will be viewed favorably but is not required. 

The Reed community believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program.  All applicants are invited to address how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring, community service, or other activities could support Reed's commitment to diversity and inclusion (see http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).

Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan (two page maximum length), 3 representative publications, and names for three references.  The cover letter should address how the applicant's research program and teaching plans are suited to Reed College and complementary to the Biology Department and Environmental Studies Program. All materials should be submitted at https://apply.interfolio.com/35398 by 14 October 2016 for full consideration. An equal opportunity employer, Reed College encourages applicants from members of underrepresented groups.  Specific inquiries should be directed to Dr. Suzy Renn (renns@reed.edu), the chair of the search committee.  

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Lab Prepator Position

Unity College (Maine) seeks a Laboratory Preparator for undergraduate biology labs.  The Lab Preparator supports the preparation for and delivery of instruction throughout the year as needed, as well as greenhouse and wetlands support during academic vacations and summer. Responsible for ordering and maintenance of materials, supplies and equipment for labs; supervision of work-study students to assist with lab preparation; and active communication with lab class faculty. May teach biology or techniques course as time allows. 

For all duties listed, primary responsibility is for labs for courses with BI (biology) rubric; at the direction. If supervisor, secondary emphasis on other laboratory sections may also be included. During the academic year, this position will focus on academic lab softy support, during the summer, spring break, fall break, and winter break, this position will work with faculty leaders for wet lab maintenance, greenhouse maintenance, and possibly animal room support as needed.  

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences with at latest 1 year of work experience relevant to the position. 

Strong working knows.dve of typical college biology lab lesson plans and the materials , supplies San equipment necessary to execute the,  good capacity to research, evaluate , order and ,a age delivery of lab materials, supplies and equipment. Ability to supervise and manage student workers. Knowledge of operation, use of. Are of equipment used in biological sciences learning lab; and appropriate safety precautions and procedures such as use of protective clothing, ventilation equipment, MSDS sheets and chemical inventory.  Basic understanding of and ability to develop knowledge of risk management needs related to the position. 

To apply, or for more information, please visit the website at:  https://uni=ty.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=3D71843

 

Aimee Phillippi

Professor of Biology

Unity College