Job listings, internships and research opportunities for students and recent graduates will be posted here on a weekly basis. Keep checking back for updates!
LOOKING FOR A JOB?
Here are some links to sites that regularly post job and internship opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates.
- Careers and Opportunities in Ecology, Conservations, and Other Environmental Sciences: http://people.clarkson.edu/~tlangen/joblinks.htm
- ASLO Positions Offered Board is a resource for academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and for-profit businesses with positions to fill. http://www.aslo.org/jobs.html
- Conservation job announcements in the Hawaii and Pacific Region. http://www.hear.org/announcements/jobs.htm
- A list of undergraduate summer jobs and internships: http://biology.duke.edu/jackson/ecophys/undergrad.htm
- The Society for Conservation Biology provides an extensive database of available opportunities. http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board
- Sign up for ECOLOG-L for job and internship announcements: http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=ECOLOG-L&H=LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
- Postings for jobs, post docs, traineeships, internships, etc. specific to the marine and aquatic sciences: http://www-marine.stanford.
- Ocean Conservation Careers: http://www.speakupforblue.com/
Heal the Bay- Science and Policy Analyst, Water Quality
Heal the Bay is looking for a leader who is passionate about water quality and watershed health, and who wants to work proactively to improve Southern California’s environment. The Science and Policy Analyst will be responsible for critically evaluating water quality permits, stormwater programs and pollution controls, wastewater issues, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), and other water quality-related policies and regulations from both a scientific and policy perspective. The
Analyst will represent Heal the Bay at public meetings and stakeholder groups and advocate for strong water quality-related policies and regulations. Must be motivated, articulate, organized, and a strong problem solver. Heal the Bay offers a casual work environment and collegial atmosphere. A strong water quality and regulatory background with experience in the policy arena is preferred. This is a full time salaried position with health, dental, vision, and vacation benefits.
OXY BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT- MARINE BIOLOGY ADJUNCT POSITION
Fall Semester 2013
The Biology Department of Occidental College has a part time position available for the Fall 2013 semester. We are searching for adjunct faculty to teach:
- Marine Biology (Bio 105): lecture and two lab sections
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and experience, and two letters of reference to: Norma Navarro, Department of Biology, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Telephone: 323.259.2697, email@example.com. All materials must be submitted electronically. Review will begin immediately upon receipt of complete applications and will continue until the positions are filled. A Ph.D. is preferred although we will consider candidates with a master’s degree and teaching experience.
Occidental College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
105 - Marine Biology
This course will be an introductory survey of marine organisms and their environment. It will cover fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and algae. Included will be an investigation of behavior, ecology, adaptations, and environmental relationships to humans. An emphasis will be placed on forms common to California. Includes one 3-hour lab period per week and field trips will be included during the laboratory period. (Labs may take longer than the scheduled laboratory period to accommodate field trips.)
CORE REQUIREMENT MET: LAB-SCI
Lectures: Monday and Wednesday 7:15-8:40 PM
Labs: Monday 3:00-5:55 PM; Wednesday 1:55-4:55
An exciting opportunity to work for a national conservation organization and connect urban kids to nature at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!
Volunteer interns needed for research on eco-evo interactions in tropical streams
Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator, experimental study ecology and evolution in Trinidad. The research is led by Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside. We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of the interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes in Trinidadian streams. Duties of the position include assisting in monthly censuses of fish populations (guppies) in montane streams. The monthly censuses include long hours of laboratory time. Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility of pursing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and who wish to gain some field research experience before entering graduate school. Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work well with others. Research will also involve carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.
Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. Starting dates are flexible, starting as early as April 15, 2013. We will cover all travel and living expenses and provide housing.
Please see our website <cnas.ucr.edu/guppy> for more information on the project and access to reprints. Our video menu includes a "guppy censuses" submenu that details the main tasks associated with the internship.
Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick
(firstname.lastname@example.org). At least two of the references should be academics.
For mor information on the project, visit http://cnas.ucr.edu/guppy
Summer 2013 Programs available with the Sierra Institute at UC Davis Extension
Let nature be the classroom. Discover the Sierra Institute, an educational experience that takes academics into the wilderness. Sierra Institute programs cover a variety of subjects including education, literature, psychology and biology. Curriculums have been designed to embrace the landscapes and cultures in which they are taught. Course credit is given by UC Davis Extension in conjunction with UC Davis.
Sierra Institute programs are open to all college students and professionals regardless of campis affiliation, class standing or major, including those not currently enrolled in college. No prior backpacking experience is required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Please refer to the Sierra Institute website for the most current cost information.
Summer 2013 Programs:
California Wilderness: Nature Philosophy, Religion, Ecopsychology
JULY 1- AUGUST 11 - 10 units
How do humans define nature, and how does our relationship with nature define us? Explore these and other age-old questions through an interdisciplinary blending of philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literature and natural sciences while hiking through the California wilderness. This six-week program is taught during a series of backpacking excursions in the upper elevations of California’s Sierra Nevada and White Mountains.
Ecological Living: Toward a Sustainable Future
JUNE 26-AUGUST 27- 15 units
Discover the connections between wild nature and human culture through the study of bioregions, community and sustainable life choices. Explore alternative, sustainable, and resource-efficient technologies and practices, including organic gardening and renewable energy systems. This program begins and ends with week-long back– packing trips, includes a seven-week residential stay at a homestead in Northern California.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in participating, please apply online or download the application form from the Sierra Institute website: extension.ucdavis.edu/sierra. If you have questions, please call UC Davis Extension at (530) 754-8508 or email Magy Hoyer at email@example.com.
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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