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
Three new IEP vacancies were posted yesterday, all with a final filing date of 11/03/2015.
As part of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), these positions are hosted by CDFW and will focus on conducting synthesis, analysis and modeling to find the mechanisms that drive responses in the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary to derive critically needed information for management decisions. These positions will actively participate in collaborative partnerships in the development of conceptual models and understandings and contribute to technical reports, newsletter articles and peer reviewed publications. These are limited term positions but may become permanent. Experienced scientists with leadership, science, communication, logistics and organizational skills are encouraged to request a duty statement and apply. These vacancies are open to the public.
Please contact Gregg Erickson with any questions, at 209-234-3496 or Gregg.Erickson@wildlife.ca.gov.
CDFW, Senior Environmental Scientist – Supervisor
CDFW, Senior Environmental Scientist – Specialist
CDFW, Senior Environmental Scientist – Specialist
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is seeking a student to work part-time with their Data Visualization team, starting ASAP. This is a paid position (starting at $14/hour) offering between 10-30 hours per week, depending on student availability. All class years are welcome to apply.
Performs moderately complex job functions and activities within assigned area. Will join and contribute to a technical team using agile methodologies to develop and implement web-based services, user interfaces, and mobile applications facilitating data processing workflows for Earth science visualization and GIS applications, including natural hazard and disaster response systems and JPL’s Earth Science Center Data System (ESCDS). Will write, test, and deploy software and provide supporting documentation and/or procedures for development and operations.
Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply (GPA must be listed on resume), and must have the support of a faculty member willing to endorse your application.
To apply: email your resume to email@example.com ASAP, no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
- resumes will be reviewed in the order they are received- you must include your GPA on your resume- you must get the consent of a faculty member willing to nominate you for this position in advance, and CC him or her on your resume submission email.
The County of Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County is looking for student interns!
MARINE BIOLOGY STUDENT INTERNSHIP
Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (Carson)
$10.00-$20.00 / hour*
I. Mission Statement
The mission of Marine Biology Laboratory Student Internships is to provide students with opportunities to enhance their education through the practical application of their skills. It is the goal of the Sanitation Districts to provide undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in marine biology the opportunity to consider benthic taxonomy and the other related work performed in the Marine Biology Laboratory as a career option.
II. Description of Marine Biology Internship
Two student intern positions are available at our Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (Carson) in the Marine Biology Laboratory. Student interns work alongside Sanitation Districts’ marine scientists and participate in a variety of field sampling, fish and invertebrate taxonomy, and other miscellaneous lab work as needed. Interns work part-time throughout the year based on the students’ schedule and the Sanitation Districts’ needs.
III. Internship Application and Selection Process
An application can be filled out on our website at www.lacsd.org. Please use the Employment Opportunities quick link and then click on the Student Worker Opportunities link to find the online posting and to complete the online application. The Sanitation Districts’ Ocean Monitoring and Research Group will accept applications until a sufficient number of qualified applicants are obtained.
Applicants must be majoring in a field applicable to a career in marine biology at an accredited college or university and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The most qualified applicants will be invited to an interview. Candidates selected for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.
IV. Career Ladder Information (as of July 1, 2013)
(Lab Technicians may have promotional opportunities to professional level job classifications such as Biologist I; Chemist I,II; Associate Environmental Scientist I,II,III; Environmental Scientist, etc.)
Lab Technician II $27.73-$34.46/hour
Lab Technician I $25.57-$31.76/hour
Marine Biology Student Intern $10.00-$20.00/hour*
* Hourly pay rate is based on current class standing: Freshmen ($10.00), Sophomore ($14.50), Junior ($16.00), Senior ($17.50), Bachelors Degree conferred ($19.00) Masters Degree conferred ($20.00)
The San Bernardino County Museum is recruiting for a Curator of Biology
The San Bernardino County Museum maintains and develops unique cultural and natural science collections related to our region and the greater Southwest. Through responsible collection, preservation, exhibition, and education, we inspire the public to a deeper understanding of our cultural and natural history.
The San Bernardino County Museum is recruiting for a Biology Curator who is tasked with bringing the collection to life through dynamic exhibits, displays, and event-based activities. The Biology Curator is responsible for supervising the biology collection, recording, promoting, and interpreting objects related to the natural animal world of the Inland area. This position will also manage preparation and preservation related to specimens and artifacts; oversee education programs, volunteers and seasonal workers; manage grant proposals, gifts, and bequests, and direct activities related to research, publications, and record-keeping
Salary - $22.07 - $29.59
Applications will be accepted Saturday, September 12, 2015 through Friday, October 2015
Apply for spring, summer or fall 2016 research internships at any of the 12 core STEC CAP institutions
New Mexico State University Career Services in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture is assisting with providing information on the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Internship Program for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture STEC CAP grant. This grant supports understanding and controlling “Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli” (STEC) throughout the beef and veal system The long-term goal of the STEC CAP is to reduce the occurrence and public health risks due to STEC in beef and veal using a quantitative microbial risk assessment platform.
MSI-based undergraduate and graduate students can apply for spring, summer or fall 2016 research internships at any of the 12 core STEC CAP institutions, or to work with the principal investigators at the two MSI schools funded under the current request for proposal. These paid internships provide students great experiential learning related to food safety and the beef/veal system, and our experts (approximately 50 associated researchers) will mentor each intern in the intricacies associated with sound scientific research to prepare each student for future graduate program responsibilities and/or industry-based employment.
This is a great opportunity for students who are majoring in Animal Science, Agricultural Biology, Chemistry, Biology and Food Science and Technology. For additional information and the link to the internship application please visit: http://www.
The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday December 15, 2015.
*Update for the 2015 Solicitation 2: The SCGSR program is now open to graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to U.S. Citizens, who meet all other eligibility requirements. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/
The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.
The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2015 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016.
The 2014 program solicitation and the 2015 Solicitation 1 have resulted in awards to a total of 112 graduate students from more than 50 different universities to conduct thesis research at 15 DOE national laboratories.
The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).
For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge - Internship Opportunities with Exotic Cats
A no-kill facility committed to rescuing abused, abandoned and unwanted Exotic Cats. Since 1992, we have rescued more than 200 exotic animals, giving them a caring, lifelong home at the Refuge. These magnificent creatures are the unfortunate, unwanted products of the private trade in exotic animals; most of them would have been destroyed if we were not able give them a home
Job Descriptions & Compensation:
Animal Keeper position - Responsible for the daily care of Tigers, Lions, Cougars, Black Bears, Black Leopard, African Serval, Caracal, Bobcats, Rhesus Macaque, and Hoof stock. Duties include animal husbandry, enrichment, record keeping of animal behavior, educational public tours, and customer service. Daily care includes cleaning, feeding, medicating the animals; assisting with maintenance, upkeep, and habitat construction. A Bachelor's Degree in an animal related discipline is preferred. 18 positions are open.
Horticulture Intern position - Assist with the maintenance and improvement of the landscaped areas of the Refuge, including the planting, pruning and watering of trees, shrubs and perennials, spreading mulch on landscaped areas, labeling of plant displays, mowing; weed, undergrowth and plant litter removal. Responsible for the identification and removal of toxic plants; as well as the development of browse for environmental enrichment. This internship requires the completion of an Independent Project. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. Requires the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture, Botany, or a related field involving horticultural and landscaping practices. One position is open.
Compensation - $50 weekly cash stipend for food. Housing is provided on the refuge. Amenities: Heat, A/C, utilities paid, full bath, kitchen, washer & dryer, satellite TV, free long distance, internet service.
New position begins: February 1, 2016
Deadline for applications: November 1, 2015
Location of internship: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Send your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation by Email to:
Emily McCormack Internship Program
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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