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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/
- General career development and job hunting sites: http://www.aibs.org/careers/#postings
- Research internships in science or medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduates, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students: http://www.fhcrc.org/content/dam/public/education/internships.pdf
Job on Johnston Island
Want to spend six months on a tropical island leading an important
conservation effort to eliminate an invasive ant species that is hindering
the island's restoration and damaging its seabird populations?
for more information contact:
4 Field Crew Positions: Post-fire vegetation monitoring in the Sierra Nevada
A Crew Lead, Assistant Crew Lead and two Crewmember positions are available for a post-fire vegetation research project in the Sierra Nevada of California through UC Berkeley. The crew will collect data on forest structure, species diversity and fuels at burned sites on US Forest Service lands throughout the Sierra Nevada, including the Rim Fire. The field season will begin in mid-May and last 3-4 months. The work schedule will vary throughout the summer depending on site location and accessibility, but will generally follow an 8-day on, 6-day off schedule.
The crew will be based out of Berkeley and camp while in the field. All employees must be comfortable camping for extensive periods, working in remote locations without cell coverage, in inclement weather and sometimes uncomfortable conditions (e.g. shrubby burned sites in full sun), all while maintaining a positive attitude and attention to detail! Day-to-day work schedules are likely to include long days when visiting more remote sites. Applicants must be comfortable hiking up to 5 miles off trail per day in rough, uneven terrain. Hazards include steep slopes, snakes, ticks, falling timber, and illegal marijuana plantations. But it will also be a fun summer outdoors! All employees must complete CPR & Wilderness First Aid on their own time.
Duties and Required Qualifications:
Crew lead: $18/hour
Duties: Crew lead is responsible for organizing day-to-day work plans, ensuring work plans are accomplished, managing crew safety and logistics, and maintaining good communication with project lead at UC Berkeley. The Lead will also coordinate schedules with other field crews as needed.
- Previous leadership experience in vegetation data collection
- Experience identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys & knowledge of California flora
- Experience navigating off trail using map and compass and GPS units
- Strong organizational skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Natural Resources or related field
Assistant Crew Lead &17/hour
Duties & Required Qualifications: The Assistant Crew Lead will help the Lead with planning and logistics, and act as crew lead when the crew splits up and works in groups of two. Required qualifications are similar to the Lead position, but previous leadership experience is not required.
Duties: Work as a team to collect data using a suite of sampling protocols.
- Previous experience on field crews and/or a field measurements course
- Experience identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys & knowledge of California flora
To apply, please send a 1-2 page resume with contact information for three references, a brief cover letter outlining relevant experience, the position you wish to be considered for and your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Graduate Research position- University of California, San Francisco
The laboratory of Donald M. McDonald, M.D. Ph.D., at the University of California, San Francisco has openings for full-time post-graduate researchers in the field of angiogenesis and vascular biology. We are seeking bright, highly motivated, recent college graduates with strong backgrounds in the biological sciences. The appointment is for two years.
This is an exciting opportunity for students whose career goals include medical school or graduate school and who want to gain research experience at a world-class institution.
Interested students should contact us directly by e-mail at the address below. The position will be available beginning in May or early June, with the goal of having overlap with the postgraduate researcher currently in the position. The successful candidate should plan to start no later than June.
Resumes should be sent to current post-graduate researcher, Brian Schriver (Brian.Schriver@UCSF.edu).
GeoEco- Volunteer trips around the world!
GoEco is providing global volunteering opportunities for university students, faculty, and staff of Biological Studeis. Volunteers can choose from a variety of placements that will focus on wildlife and environmental research and conservation, as well as community and educational development. Discover the intriguing landscape of Madagascar with the Wildlife and Research Conservation project or get up close and personal with South Africa's wildlife at the Wildlife Sanctuary project. For a truly unique cultural experience become a counselor at the Mulitcultural Eco Summer Camp in Israel where you will immerse yourself in the culturally dynamic community.
For more information, please visit their website:
Ecosystem Ecology Field Assistant- Southwest Greenland
A field research assistant position is available for the summer of 2014 in Southwest Greenland. The field assistant will be working on a project funded by the National Science Foundation to study the differential responses of grasses and shrubs (i.e. cycling of carbon and nitrogen) to a changing climate. The project is a collaborative effort between the University of Alaska Anchorage (Sullivan Lab) and Penn State University (Post and Eissenstat Labs). I am seeking a motivated and enthusiastic student with previous field experience. The research assistant will work one on one with me on my project examining both above and belowground carbon fluxes in grasses and shrubs. Duties will include taking accurate baseline measurements such as soil moisture and soil temperature, processing plant samples, data entry and operation of a Picarro isotopic gas analyzer.
Experience with gas analysis is not required but willingness to learn and troubleshoot technical issues is preferred. The field season will run from late May through late August. The fieldwork is based out of a tent camp about 20 miles from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Visits to town, which offers a wide range of amenities, will be made approximately once per week. Due to the remoteness of the tent camp, extensive camping experience and willingness to endure periods of poor weather is required. We are particularly interested in hiring college juniors or seniors who may be interested in pursuing graduate research in Arctic or Boreal ecology.
Travel from upstate NY to Kanger via the Air National Guard will be covered as well as basic camping gear such as a tent and sleeping pad. The summer will be spent camping with a small group of researchers at a scenic site on the tundra about one mile from the ice sheet. Applicants should be physically fit and willing to learn and work as a team. A weekly stipend will be provided and compensation is dependent upon experience level.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Cassie Gamm (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin March 1st and will continue until the position has been filled
Field Biology Program at UNDERC
UNDERC-East: Spend the summer studying the northwoods ecology and conducting your own research in Michigan's Upper Penninsula.
UNDERC- West: Spend the summer studying the ecology of an intermountain valley in Montana, learn about eviornmental history and Native American environmental ethics, and conduct your own advance research (Pre-requisite - UNDERC-East).
Apply now for UNDERC-East and -West for summer of 2015. These programs promote understanding of field biology and how field research is conducted through 10 weeks in the wilds. It begins with a summer at UNDERC-East in Michigan's Upper Penninsula and then the opportunity for a second summer at -West in Montana. UNDERC-is open to 28 sophomores/juniors from any college/university. From the UNDERC-East class, 8 students (juniors or seniors) are selected for UNDERC-West. Each summer, you receive three-credits along with tuition, housing, travel between Notre Dam campus and the site, and a $3500 stipend.
UNDERC-East (May 18-July 24)
UNDERC - West (June 6-August 14)
Applications are available online (http://underc.nd.edu). Further information can be obtained at the UNDERC website (http://underc.nd.edu), from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Angela Laws, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (email@example.com).
Application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 5, 2014. Acceptance is based on past academic performance and a state of purpose. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in environmental sciences. Applicats are required to be pdrsent for the duration of course.
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