Job listings, internships and research opportunities for students and recent graduates will be posted here on a weekly basis. Keep checking back for updates!
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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).
Undergraduate Field Research: Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
10 week summer session: June 8-August 15, 2014
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2014 for REU awards; March 5, 2014 for RMBL ﬁ nancial support and scholarships; and June 1, 2014 or until programs are ﬁ lled for students not receiving ﬁ nancial support.
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 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Brooks Range Treeline Ecology Field Assistant- University of Alaska Anchorage
The Sullivan lab is hiring a field assistant in physiological ecology of trees at the Arctic treeline for the 2014 summer field season (May-September). The project studies the growth response of white spruce to a west-east climate gradient in the Brooks Range, Alaska. Field sites will be visited four times this season; three of the four sites are accessed by bush plane with landings on unimproved airstrips. The fieldwork is based out of tent camps, and the successful applicant will have significant experience with camping or living in remote conditions, and be comfortable working outside in periods of poor weather. Travel between camp and the field sites requires a high level of physical fitness, the ability to pack 50 pounds of scientific equipment, and comfort navigating off-trail terrain and crossing rivers. The crew size will vary between two and three people, and the successful applicant should have a demonstrated ability to work well in small teams for long periods of time. This project involves frequent travel between field sites, with schedules involving 20 days of travel between field sites with 7-10 day breaks in Anchorage between rounds of site visits. Field days usually exceed 8 hours. Applicants will be expected to provide their own housing during time in Anchorage. Key qualifications: previous ecological fieldwork, academic experience in ecology or a related field, demonstrated ability to work well both independently and under supervision and a valid driver’s license. Compensation will be approximately $600/week.
We are particularly interested in hiring college juniors or seniors who may be interested in pursuing graduate research in Arctic or Boreal ecology.
Applicants should send contact information for three references, a resume, and a cover letter to Sarah Ellison (firstname.lastname@example.org) by . Please include with your references the contact information for at least one person who has worked with you in the field. All inquiries regarding this position are welcome.
National Field Trips- Trout Lake Station, Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin
The SEEDS program is proud to announce its next field trip experience for undergraduates – we will soon be opening applications to visit the Trout Lake Station managed by the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin! The station is located in the Northern Highlands Lake District in northern Wisconsin , home to over 2500 lakes within 50km of the station, Trout Lake has a long history of aquatic ecosystems research and their surrounding landscapes. The trip is scheduled for May 8-11, 2014.
For more information and how to apply please visit their site: http://esa.org/seeds/field-trip/national-field-trip/
LUMCON’s 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) invites undergraduates to apply for our NSF-sponsored, 2014 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. We are recruiting highly motivated undergraduates from around the country interested in gaining hands-on research experience. Successful applicants will receive a $5000 stipend, room and board at the Marine Center, funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON, and research and small boat use funds.
Each student will spend ten weeks (June 2nd – August 8th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors/mentor teams while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON’s summer field program. Each student is paired with a scientific mentor based on mutual research interests. Areas of research for this summer include biogeochemistry, benthic ecology, coastal geology, coastal hypoxia, wetland science, ecosystem ecology, fisheries and aquaculture, and Gulf Oil Spill impacts.
The program is open to current undergraduates (typically rising juniors and seniors) who are US citizens or permanent residents. Students from underrepresented groups in science, from small colleges, and first generation college students are encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 15, 2014. More information about the program and application materials can be found at http://www.lumcon.edu/REU. Prospective applicants may also send questions to email@example.com.
LUMCON, located in Cocodrie, LA, was formed in 1979 to coordinate and stimulate Louisiana's activities in marine research and education and is situated within a dynamic coastal habitat that inspires a myriad of research questions along a freshwater to saltwater continuum. LUMCON faculty and their research teams focus on a variety of related research themes across these diverse habitats, including river/ocean interactions, coastal productivity, delta formation and degradation, human and environmental impacts (including the immediate and long-term impacts of the recent Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill), and organismal ecology. LUMCON’s setting combined with expertise of the faculty and mentor pool provide a unique opportunity for REU students to participate in a scientific research and professional mentoring program that interfaces fundamental research questions in dynamic coastal ecosystems to science-based policy and management activities.
Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows
- Applications must be submitted by 17-February 2014 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).
- There is a stipend of $6,240 for the twelve-week period, paid in two installments of $3,120 each: For May start dates, the first installment will be in the 2nd week of May and the second installment will be in the 2ndweek of June. For June start dates the first installment will be in the 2nd week of June and the second installment will occur in the 2nd week of July.
- The stipend for these positions comes directly from the University of Michigan.
Summer 2014 Opportunity:
Biology/Biomedical Internship Program at Harvard Medical School for underrepresented undergraduates in the lab of Dr. George Church.
The link with the full description of the summer program is below. This is a paid internship with free housing provided, and possible reimbursement for travel expenses.
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