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Assistant professor- Mammalogist

State University of New York at Oswego
 
Assistant Professor – Mammalogist
 
The Department of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in Mammalogy. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a strong commitment to undergraduate education and be able to work and communicate effectively in a diverse university community. Postdoctoral experience and specialization in ecology or systematics are preferred. For more information about the department, see www.oswego.edu/biology. For more information about this position, see http://www.oswego.edu/administration/human_resources/vacancy.html

Contact Information:
Name: James Seago
Email: james.seago@oswego.edu

PhD Position in Applied Metapopulation Ecology

PhD position in applied metapopulation ecology
 
I am seeking a PhD student to develop spatially explicit metapopulation models for evaluating hypotheses regarding the effects of patch quality, patch configuration, and landscape structure on metapopulation dynamics. The models will be applied to data from an ongoing study of the Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis), a federally-threatened species. The models will serve as the basis of a population viability analysis (PVA) in which extinction risk will be estimated under several proposed management actions and under various climate change scenarios. 
 
An important objective of the research is to use the results of the PVA in a structured decision making process to inform conservation efforts aimed at increasing metapopulation viability on the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona. The candidate will therefore be expected to work closely with refuge biologists, managers, and other stakeholders. Some field work may also be involved. 
 
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, capable of working independently and in groups, and will have a solid foundation in population ecology, statistical modeling, and decision analysis.  
 
The student will join my lab (chandlerlab.wordpress.com) at the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (www.warnell.uga.edu). Work will be conducted in collaboration with several USGS science centers and the Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. The position will begin in August of 2014. To apply, send a single PDF containing (1) a letter describing your research interests, (2) your C.V., and (3) contact information of three references to Dr. Richard Chandler (rchandler@warnell.uga.edu). 

Contact Information:
Name: Richard Chandler
Email: rchandler@warnell.uga.edu

Assistant/Associate Professor Of Applied Forest Science The University of Vermont

POSITION: The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) at The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in applied forest science. We seek an applied natural scientist with strong quantitative skills, committed to the practice of conserving and sustaining forest ecosystems in the context of global change. We seek a creative individual with an interdisciplinary background in areas such as multi-resource silviculture, sustainable forest management, forest dynamics, forest hydrology and watershed management, wildlife science, forest ecosystem ecology, biometry and modeling. We are particularly interested in candidates who will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to explore and develop cutting edge research addressing the threats facing northern forest ecosystems, such as climate change, invasive species, and habitat fragmentation, as well as the practice of holistic, sustainable forest management, including adaptive resource planning. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in forest science, forest ecology, forestry, or a related natural science or applied field; possess strong quantitative and technical skills; have experience with integrated, holistic natural resource management; be familiar with research related to sustaining the health, resilience, and functioning of forest ecosystems, including the context of global change and biodiversity decline; have a growing record of scholarly activities; have excellent communication and teaching skills; and show commitment to promoting diversity in educational and research experiences. Candidates with a combination of both academic and professional experience relevant to this position are particularly encouraged to apply. Evidence of successful grant writing, collaboration, and scholarly productivity is essential. In addition, scholarship should support the working landscape emphasis of the University's Transdisciplinary Research Initiative on Food Systems, one of three strategic areas of institutional investment. 

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin onMarch 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a start date of August 2014. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references towww.uvmjobs.com. Inquiries may be made to Dr. William Keeton, Chair, Forestry Search Committee, atwilliam.keeton@uvm.edu. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. 

Contact Information:
Name: Dr. William Keeton
Email: william.keeton@uvm.edu

Biological Science Technician

Biological Science Technician

GS-404-4

Region 6 (Oregon and Washington)

Dorena Genetic Resource Center

Cottage Grove, Oregon

The Dorena Genetic Resource Center is planning to fill up to 4 temporary seasonal appointments (1039 hours) to assist the Horticulturist and Five-Needle Pine Program Manager in accomplishing  a variety of nursery, disease resistance testing, and seed duties in support of the Region 6 genetics programs.

About the positions...

 

Biological Science Technician (Plants)  (GS-0404-4) 2 positions for April 20 – Oct 31, 2014 (or longer)                

Duties involve nursery operations for conifers and native plants, including sowing, vegetative propagation, vegetation and seed collection, transplanting, culturing, and outplanting.  The position is also involved in cone and seed processing and extraction, breeding and seed production, containerized seed orchard management, and assisting in disease resistance and genetic variation testing of native conifers and other species.  Some field work is done at remote sites around Washington and Oregon for native species restoration projects. Some travel is required.  No government housing is available. Work week is typically Mon-Thurs, 7 AM – 5:30 PM.  Contact is Lee Riley,leriley@fs.fed.us or (541) 767-5723.

 

Biological Science Technician (Plants)  (GS-0404-4)       2 positions for May 4 – Oct. 31, 2014

Duties include assisting in disease-resistance screening of native conifers, including inoculation of seedlings and assessments of disease symptoms in nursery, greenhouse and field trials as well as seed orchard assessments. Extensive travel to accomplish a heavy monitoring workload in a limited season will be required. Other responsibilities include breeding and seed production efforts.  Key responsibilities include data collection and management and report writing. No government housing available. Work week is typically Mon-Thurs, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Contact is Angelia Kegley, akegley@fs.fed.us or (541) 767-5711.

 

All positions will be posted and searchable on the USA Jobs (www.usajobs.gov) website during the application period. If you are interested in a position, please send a completed outreach form to the contact person listed. You can use the information at the end of this document and email it to the contact person. You can also ask questions about the position.


Biological Science Technician (Plants), GS-0404-04/05, Seasonal

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • This is a uniformed position-must wear National Park Service uniform.
  • Schedule is Four 10-hour work days (7:00am to 5:30) Mon-Thursday.
  • Must have, and maintain, a valid U.S. Drivers License.

DUTIES:

Multiple positions are located within the Division of Resource Stewardship in Rocky Mountain National Park. If hired at the GS-5 level, incumbent periodically oversees lower graded park employees and park volunteers conducting vegetation restoration, greenhouse and nursery activities, and invasive exotic plant management activities in both frontcountry and backcountry areas.

If hired at the GS-4 level, incumbent assists other park employees and park volunteers conducting vegetation restoration, greenhouse and nursery activities, and invasive exotic plant management activities in both frontcountry and backcountry areas.

For more information, see website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361843300

Contact Information:
Name: Jim Bromberg
Email: jim_bromberg@nps.gov
Phone: 970-586-1423

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (Insects & Disease)

Juneau Seasonal Duties and other requirements

·      Assist Juneau Forest Health Protection staff with forest health field and laboratory projects related to pathology, entomology, invasive plants, etc. This may also include forest health aerial survey work conducted by float plane.

·      Require at least 1 year of post-secondary education in forestry, NRM, biology or related field with adequate forestry field experience. At least 6 semester hours of forest pathology or entomology coursework is preferred.

·      Become familiar with the tools and equipment used by FHP field personnel as needed (e.g., GPS, Trimble data recorders, USGS quad maps, satellite phones, aerial photos, increment borer, compass, BAF prism, microscopes). Perform basic forest measurements, such as tree diameter, height, and crown condition, and develop familiarity with forest diseases and/or insects.

·      Learn and use basic procedures for the collecting fungal, insect and/or plant specimens, and taking other standard field measurements. Keep clear, thorough, and consistent lab/field records.

·      Provide your own personal field clothing, such as rain gear, appropriate footwear, and warm layers. Tents, sleeping bags and other camping equipment can be provided for work trips.

·      Work conditions can be arduous and require regular and recurring physical exertion. Work may be performed in inclement weather (cold, heat, rain, snow), on rugged, steep, slippery, or brushy slopes. Crewmembers must frequently carry a 20 lb pack and hike long distances to field sites. Exposure to hazards such as bears and insects is common.

·      Work a flexible field schedule. Possibilities exist for extended stays in remote tent camps.

·      Take all of the training required by the Forest Service, Region 10, and Forest Health Protection as it pertains to the position, or additional training as directed by FHP staff (e.g., bear awareness, CPR/First aid, shoreline survival, computer security, etc.). Many of these trainings will take place in Juneau the week of May 19th, 2014, the anticipated start date of this position.

www.usajobs.gov/

Contact Information:
Name: Robin Mulvey
Email: rlmulvey@fs.fed.us
Phone: 907-586-7971

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (Insects & Disease) - Fairbanks, AK

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/

Interior/south-central Seasonal Duties and Other Requirements

·      Assist Forest Health Protection staff and Cooperative Alaska Forest Inventory field crews with a forest growth and yield program, especially as related to damages caused by diseases and insects. This work is almost entirely field based, but may also include forest health aerial survey work conducted by float plane.

·      Should be able to: locate plots on ground and on maps (orienteering), perform basic forest measurements such as tree diameter, height, measure seedling/sapling growth and vigor, have familiarity with forest diseases and/or insects.

·      Require at least 1 year of post-secondary education in forestry, NRM, biology or related field with adequate forestry field experience. At least 6 semester hours of forest pathology or entomology coursework is preferred.

·      Learn and use basic procedures for identifying and collecting fungal, insect and/or plant specimens, and taking other standard field measurements. Keep clear, thorough and consistent lab/field records.

·      Provide your own personal field clothing, such as rain gear, appropriate footwear and warm clothing. Tents, sleeping bags and other camping equipment can be provided for work trips, as needed.

·      Work a 40 hour work week at various locations in interior and south-central Alaska. 10 hour work days, with 8 days on (tent/car camping) and 6 days off.

·      In all areas work conditions are arduous, requiring regular and recurring physical exertion.  Work may be performed in inclement weather (cold, heat, rain, snow) and on rugged, steep, slippery, and/or brushy slopes.  Significant amounts of on-trail and off-trail hiking are required.  Crewmembers must carry a 20 lb pack daily.  Exposure to hazards such as bears and insects is common.

·      Training required by the Forest Service, Region 10, and Forest Health Protection includes: bear awareness, CPR/1st aid, computer security, etc. Many of these trainings may be taken online.  Job-specific training will take place in Fairbanks the week of May 12, 2014, the anticipated start date of this position.

·      Possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to obtain a U.S. government driver’s license.

·      Reside in Fairbanks, AK or Cooper Landing (food and government housing provided at Broadview Field Station on Kenai Lake). 

 

Contact Information:
Name: Lori Winton
Email: lmwinton@fs.fed.us
Phone: 907-743-9460

Senior Hire in the area of Adaptation to a Changing Environment

The UNIVERSITY of WESTERN ONTARIO 
Department of Biology and 
The Centre for Environment and Sustainability 
 
The Department of Biology and the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) are pleased 
to announce a search for a strategic, senior hire in the area of Adaptation to a Changing 
Environment. The successful applicant would be appointed at the Full Professor or Associate 
Professor level (tenured). The intended starting date is January 1, 2015; however an earlier or 
later start is possible. 
 
The successful candidate will be an outstanding and innovative researcher whose 
accomplishments have made a major impact in the area of adaptation to a changing environment 
and who is recognized as an international leader in the field as evidence by influential 
publications in top tier international journals, impact on government policy, giving keynote 
presentations at international conferences, holding active membership on advisory boards and 
international panels and/or editorship on major journals. The candidate will also have a superior 
record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The successful 
candidate will provide leadership in research, promote interdisciplinary scholarship, increase 
knowledge mobilization and societal benefits, and facilitate development of research clusters in 
areas related to the adaptation of biological organisms to a changing global environment, a major 
subtheme of the Sustainability and the Environment research theme at Western. 
 
 
Review of applications will commence June 30, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. 
 
A complete application includes a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a two-page research 
plan, a one-page teaching philosophy, and contact information for three referees.

 

Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Bryan Neff
Email: adrsci@uwo.ca

Land Reclamation International Graduate School- Recruitment

Hello from the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) based out of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

We are recruiting graduate students and post doctoral fellows for positions in our program, described online at www.ualberta.ca/~lrigs/, which focuses on land reclamation and restoration ecology.

 

Our next application deadline date is May 23, 2014 for a January 1, 2015 start date in the program. 

 

Information about applying to the program can be found at http://www.ualberta.ca/~lrigs/apply.html.

 

Contact Information:
Name: Mr Michal Guzowski
Email: michal.guzowski@ualberta.ca

Wilderness Fellows Program

Wilderness Fellow — Position Summary 
The National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) and National Park Service (NPS) are seeking qualified candidates to 
fill up to 8 Wilderness Fellow positions around the U.S., where 6 Wilderness Fellows will work with the NWRS, and 
2 will work with the NPS. Wilderness Fellows will work on refuges and parks to directly support the goals of an 
interagency wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the National Wilderness 
Preservation System. Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities include: 
ï?· Identify wilderness character measures for the refuge or park by working with local staff. 
ï?· Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for monitoring wilderness character. 
ï?· Participate in a training course, work closely with refuge or park staff, and participate in weekly 
conference calls with Washington Office staff and other Wilderness Fellows. 
 
Application Process 
A 1-page cover letter, 1-page resume (2 sides), and 3 professional references must be submitted by March 17, 2014. Please submit materials as a single file (preferably PDF), with applicant “last name, first name” as the file name.

For more information, see: http://think.stedwards.edu/sustainability/sites/think.stedwards.edu.sustainability/files/Final2013%20FWSWildernessFellowPositionDescription.pdf

Contact Information:
Name: Nancy Roeper
Email: Nancy_Roeper@fws.gov

Wildlife Biological Technician

Position:  One Wildlife Biological Technician for spring/summer field work from about May 19 through September 30.  Pay $653 (GS-5) per week.  Government housing may be available.

Work Description: Work primarily will include: field surveys for goshawk, other raptors, boreal toad, leopard frog, and flammulated owl on District project areas; Preble’s meadow jumping mouse trapping and amphibian surveys to determine distribution; field survey form completion; and season-end report preparation and database entry.  Also, may include boreal owl survey, breeding bird surveys, aspen stand condition assessment, snag monitoring, and monitoring of other habitat structures.  Training will be provided.  Selected applicant will serve as the wildlife crew leader.  Most field work will occur on Canyon Lakes Ranger District, but some work also will occur on Boulder RD. 

Primary work schedule will be 4 10-hour days (7 AM to 5:30 PM, typically Monday through Thursday), but some irregular and night work would be required for Preble’s mouse trapping and owl survey.  All night survey work will be conducted as a crew for safety.  Survey and inventory work will require cross-country foot travel on uneven terrain in variable weather conditions.  Must have valid driver’s license.

How to apply/for more information:  Application will be through USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov).  

Contact Information:
Name: Dale Oberlag
Email: doberlag@fs.fed.us
Phone: 970-295-6765

Assistant Professor - Cropping Systems Specialist

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing Assistant Professor position that will be 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 40% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available at the West Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Economic pressures on Florida agriculture are requiring new approaches to maintain economically viable agricultural production systems. This position will utilize a systems approach to enhance and evaluate the sustainability, profitability, and delivery of ecosystem services of traditional agriculture (row crops) and emerging cropping systems. Research and extension duties will focus on innovative approaches in areas such as: traditional row crops (peanut, cotton, corn, soybean); specialty and alternative crops for newly initiated and value added markets; bioenergy crops; precision agriculture; conservation tillage; efficient nutrient and water management in crop based systems; crop rotations; environmental issues; crop protection; and carbon sequestration. The faculty member will utilize state-of-the-art techniques for soil, plant, and atmospheric analysis to generate information that will fill the gap in knowledge in cropping systems and disseminate this information through extension to end-users. This person will work closely with existing IFASagronomic teams and develop a strong, multi-state regional partnership with Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

 

https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/49729

Contact Information:
Name: Dr J. Bryan Unruh
Email: jbu@ufl.edu
Phone: 850-982-7951

PhD graduate research opportunity at LSU

A Ph.D. graduate research assistantship (Economic Development Assistantship) is available in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University. The successful applicant will conduct laboratory and field research to investigate physical and chemical properties of sugarcane residue-derived biochar and its agronomic and environmental impact as a soil amendment on sugarcane production. The person in this position will be responsible for conducting field and laboratory experiments, data analysis, presentation of research results, completing all coursework required for a Ph.D. degree, and writing a dissertation on the research topic. Applicants should have prior experience with analytical techniques related to soil and environmental chemistry, strong oral and written communication skills, and completed a M.S. degree in soil science with strong chemistry background and field experience. The selected applicant is expected to begin his or her program of study in summer or fall 2014 semester. The position pays a stipend of $25,000/year plus tuition fee waiver.  For further information regarding the graduate degree program and instructions for applying to Louisiana State University’s Graduate School, please visit http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/ .  

Please contact Dr. Jim Wang at jjwang@agcenter.lsu.edu or  225-578-1360 for additional information and details.

Contact Information:
Name: Dr Jim Wang
Email: jjwang@agcenter.lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-1360