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/
- 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
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:
Zebrafish Facility Technician
A zebrafish aquaculture technician position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. David Prober at teh California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA). Responsibilities include daily fish feeding, breeding and rearing, routine maintenance and repairs, administrative oversight and management of the 4000 tank zebrafish aquaculture facility, and being on-call for emergencies.
1. Bachelor's degree in marine biology, fisheries or related fields, or minimum 2 years experience in a marine biology or fisheries laboratory is preferred.
2. strong work ethic
3. excellent attention to detail
4. strong written and verbal communication skills
5. strong time management skills
6. ability to work as part of a team, including leadership skill/experience
Aquaculture and molecular biology experience are highly desired. Experience with plumbing and electrical systems is also desirable, but not required. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications.
Applications should include:
1. cover letter, including a short description of your work experience and avilability date
3. contact information (name, e-mail, phone number) for at least three references
Please send applications to email@example.com with the subject line "Zebrafish technician position
Interships in La Jolla, CA
Students interested in internships in La Jolla, California are able to access internship opportunities by clicking onto the following link
Location: RCD Office, 540 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290 (Field work throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding areas)
Hours: At least 20 per week with more hours depending on project funding.
Application Deadline: 1 June 2015 or until filled
Excellent opportunity to work with a dynamic natural resources organization and create your own projects! The RCDSMM is looking for an experienced, self-motivated scientist to assist with current field research and restoration work while generating and leading new projects to study and enhance the habitat and natural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains. We offer a proven record of successful grant applications and project support, mentoring by a well-recognized researcher, flexible schedule, CalPERS retirement and a great work environment.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Assist with on-going fisheries field surveys including snorkel and spawner surveys, mark-recapture events, storm event wire trapping and DIDSON camera deployment.
Supervise and manage field crews.
Oversee data input and management, monthly and final grant report preparation.
Create design and identify funding for research and restoration projects that enhance the natural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Write grants for additional research and restoration projects.
Coordinate with the National Park Service, State Parks or other resources agencies when necessary.
Attend public scoping meetings/hearings.
Conduct general biological surveys and produce biological technical reports for use in CEQA documents.
Create maps with Google Earth Pro, TOPO, and/or ArcGIS.
Manage and/or participate in the long term monitoring for a conservation easement.
Represents the RCDSMM at public meetings and events, including some evenings and weekends.
Design and supervise field based education programs
Assist District landowners with resource and conservation issues.
Current driver's license
Reliable transportation to the RCD office and various locations within the Mountains
Must live with 1 hour driving distance of the RCD office
COMPENSATION: Hourly rate ranges between $19-$35 per hour, depending on skills, experience and funding source.
TO APPLY: Please e-mail cover letter, resume (include references) and writing/graphing/mapping sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains,
540 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290.
Intervies will be conducted 8-12 June 2015. Staring date is negotiable, but we anticipate training opportunity beginning July 15. For more information, please call John Hendra at
8180597-8627 x 102.
The RCDSMM is an equal opportunity employer