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Research Experience for Undergraduates
(NSF REU) in Community Ecology
We are looking for a capable and motivated undergraduate interested
in conducting research in community ecology supported by the NSF
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This student
will have the opportunity to develop an independent research project
with guidance from faculty, post-docs and graduate students. This
project will involve two weeks conducting field research in the
Bahamas, and eight weeks working in Louie Yang's ecology lab at the
University of California, Davis. The preferred dates for this
program are August 1 to October 10, 2013. The project will be part
of a larger research effort exploring how seaweed deposition affects
terrestrial food webs. Potential research projects could include,
but are not limited to, investigations of arthropod communities
colonizing seaweed, investigations of seaweed effects on
pollination, and the effects of seaweed subsidies on lizard
The successful applicant should be prepared for long hours of field
work under sometimes harsh conditions. Candidates should demonstrate
an ability to work independently and in teams. Previous experience
with field research, experimental design, community ecology and
boating safety is preferred.
Applicants should submit the following materials to Louie Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July
1, 2013: 1) a one-page cover letter explaining their interest
in this position, 2) a CV describing previous research experience,
3) the names and contact information of two references who will send
reference letters separately by July 1, 2013, and 4) a copy
of the student's transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine).
Please use "REU application" as the subject heading for your email
application. The chosen student will receive a stipend of
approximately $500 per week for the 10-week period. Travel and
research expenses will be paid.
This position is funded by the National Science Foundation through
the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Applicants
for this position must be citizens or permanent residents of the
United States and its possessions and must be currently enrolled as
undergraduates. The University of California is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.
Department of Plant Biology - Summer
Carnegie Institution for Science
SYNOPSIS: The Summer Internship Program provides an
opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to carry out
independent research under the supervision of Carnegie DPB Staff
Department of Plant Biology
260 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305
Web Site: http://dpb.carnegiescience.edu
Program URL: http://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/education/summer-internship-program
OBJECTIVES: The Summer Internship Program provides an
opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to carry out
independent research under the supervision of Carnegie DPB Staff
Members. In addition to working in the lab, students attend Friday
seminars in which faculty present their latest research findings.
The program culminates in a poster session attended by all members
of the department.
Eligible applicants are high school and undergraduate students.
The program runs for 10-12 weeks each summer.
Job: Field Naturalist, NJ Audubon
GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST (1) for a variety of education,
research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May
Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Sep. 1 - Oct. 31. Cape May is
renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for bird migration.
This position is named in honor of the late George Myers, a talented
CMBO Associate Naturalist, and is funded by an endowment established
in his honor. Will work at a variety of field sites with office at
the CMBO Northwood Center. Will work as an interpretive naturalist
associated with a variety of the Observatory's projects, including
migration counts, interpretive walks, birding workshops,
publications, exhibits and web site. Applicants should have
experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal
skills. Familiarity with bird migration and experience identifying
birds as well as some knowledge of other natural history is
preferred, but much learning on the job is possible. Bachelor's
degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or
similar field preferred. All applicants must have their own vehicles
unless other arrangements are made prior to employment.
Salary:$1000/month; housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send
cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining
relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses
and phone numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory,
Northwood Center, 701 East Lake Drive, PO Box 3, Cape May Point, NJ
08212 or email: email@example.com.
Application deadline July 1.
Summer field assistant needed for
old-growth forest research
The Jenkins Lab of forest ecology at Purdue University (West
Lafayette, IN) is looking for a full-time, temporary field assistant
to participate in field data collections in support of research of
carbon stocks and long-term stand dynamics in old-growth Central
Hardwood Region forests. Field sites are distributed throughout IN,
IL, IA, and MO. Work will begin immediately and continue through
August 2013. If interested, please contact Brad Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a
description of your interests, academic background, availability,
and preferred means of contact.
3 seasonal jobs, NJ Audubon;
interpretive naturalists, Monarch butterfly intern, migration
INTERPRETIVE NATURALISTS (2) for fall migration monitoring project
at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.
Sep. 1 - Oct. 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great
hot spots for bird migration. Successful applicants will work at the
Cape May Hawkwatch. Duties include teaching visitors bird
identification and natural history and offering general assistance,
conducting workshops, and assisting counter when needed. Applicants
should have experience interacting with the public and excellent
interpersonal skills. Familiarity with bird migration and experience
identifying birds, especially raptors, is preferred. All applicants
must have their own vehicles. Salary for positions $800/month;
housing and reimbursement for gas is provided. Send cover letter
indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant
experience, and three references (including email addresses and
phone numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird Observatory, Northwood
Center, 701 East Lake Drive, PO Box 3, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 or
Application deadline July 1.
INTERN (1) to assist with ongoing Monarch butterfly migration
project at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Sep. 1 -
Oct. 31. Duties include daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs,
tagging, data entry, and educating the public about the project and
Monarch biology. Successful applicant will be expected to work
irregular hours during peak Monarch flights. Careful data collecting
and entry skills, and excellent interpersonal skills a must;
familiarity with insect ecology and migration a plus but not
required. Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver's
license. Salary $800/mo.; housing and reimbursement for gas
provided. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume
outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email
addresses and phone numbers) to MIKE CREWE, Cape May Bird
Observatory, Northwood Center, 701 East Lake Drive, PO Box 3, Cape
May Point, NJ 08212 or email: email@example.com.
Application deadline July 1.
MIGRATION COUNTERS (4) for fall migration monitoring projects at New
Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May
is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.
Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (1
Sep - 30 Nov), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 Sep-22 Dec), a
counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August - 31
October) and a "swing" counter (1 Sept-22 Dec), who will provide
day-off relief at each site and enter data.
Applicants for counter positions should have a strong background
identifying raptors, seabirds, or songbirds in flight. Careful data
collecting skills, a willingness to work long hours, and excellent
interpersonal skills are a must. Applicants for the "swing" counter
position also should have some experience with MS Excel. All
applicants must have their own vehicles. Salary for all positions
$1400-1600/month depending on experience. Housing and reimbursement
for gas is provided. Send cover letter indicating position of
interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references
(including email addresses and phone numbers) to RENE BUCCINNA, Cape
May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ
08210 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is July 15.
Seasonal Shellfish Biologist Position
Seasonal Fisheries Employment Opportunity
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Marine Resources Program
The Shellfish and Habitat Assessment Project has 1 seasonal position
for a Shellfish Assessment Sampler.
The Shellfish Assessment Sampler is part of a team of samplers that
support a field-based project to assess estuarine shellfish
populations and habitats in Oregon coastal estuaries. During
2013, work will be conducted primarily in Netarts Bay with
additional studies in Yaquina Baycand other estuaries based on
project needs. The primary duties and responsibilities of this
seasonal EBA position are to: (1) participate incconducting
shellfish and estuary habitat assessment sampling in coastal
estuaries; (2) assist the Shellfish Assessment Project Leader with
literature review, data analysis, and report writing; and (3)
provide public information and outreach services regarding
•Operation of small boats (15-22') in shallow coastal estuaries
•Intertidal and sub tidal surveys of estuarine shellfish populations
•Field sampling to characterize estuarine habitats
•Collecting biological data on samples (e.g., species, length,
•Assisting with other ecological studies of shellfish populations to
address resource management needs
•Equipment maintenance (e.g., boats, field sampling equipment)
•Data recording and management, including data entry in Microsoft
•Participation in literature review, data analysis, report writing,
•Participation in public presentations of Shellfish Assessment
Project results to diverse audiences and assist in the development
of project-specific outreach products.
This position requires a flexible work schedule that will vary in
the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily
every day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping
times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day.
This position may be physically demanding; employees will
occasionally be working independently under adverse weather
conditions in remote areas.
Salary Range:$2,038 - $2,113 per month (Commensurate with
Location: Newport, Oregon
Duration: 15 June 2013 - 31 October 2013
•Must be willing to work long hours in the field in estuarine
•Must have valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
ODFW will check driving records for in-state finalists.
Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current
driving record for review.
•This position also requires a Boater Education Card obtained
through the Oregon State Marine Board. There are some exceptions to
this (e.g., Coast Guard Boat Operator License or commercial fishing
license). For further information, access the Web site at
www.boatoregon.com. On your application, be sure to indicate in the
License/Registration/Certificate section if you have a card. You
must possess a Boater Education Card prior to employment.)
•Minimum qualifications are not established for this position,
however, priority may be given to applicants with one or more of the
oDegree in biological or marine sciences
oField experience in marine environments, especially
oSmall boat handling/maintenance/operation
oFamiliarity or experience with databases, especially
oFamiliarity or experience with GIS mapping
oExperimental design and gear preparation
oData management and statistical analysis
oCPR and First Aid training
To Apply: Applicants must submit an Oregon Department of Fish and
Wildlife Employment Application by June 20, 2013. We will
interview those applicants who appear to be best suited, based upon
an evaluation of their education and experience relevant to this
position. E-mail (preferred), mail or FAX a completed Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife Employment Application to:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
ATTN: Anthony D'Andrea
2040 SE Marine Sciences Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-867-7701 ext238
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until a suitable candidate is found.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applications can be obtained
from the ODFW's Jobs Page under seasonal jobs at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/seasonal_jobs.asp.
Job: Field assistant birds in Australia
Field assistant job fairy-wrens
I am looking for a field assistant to monitor a population of
red-winged fairy-wrens in south-west Australia for a 15 week period
(9 October 2013 - 22 January 2014) as part of an on-going study on
cooperation and competition. The study is based at Smithbrook Nature
Reserve in one of the 35 biodiversity hotspots of the world. Duties
include searching for nests, monitoring colour-ringed birds,
behavioural observations, mist netting and data entry. Working days
are long, start early and consist of lots of hiking through dense
forest with occasional encounters with venomous snakes. Applicants
must be physically fit and have outstanding hearing and vision, be
able to work independently, get along well with others in remote
field setting and tolerate hot weather conditions. Enthusiasm,
self-motivation, and a strong work ethic are a must. Qualifications:
experience monitoring colour-ringed birds, nest-searching, mist
netting and current drivers licence. Field assistant will be
appointed as a research assistant at the Australian National
University (total gross salary for 15 weeks $13,907 AUD). Onsite
accommodation is provided, but candidate must pay their own flight
to Perth, Australia. To apply, please email a letter outlining
previous relevant field research experience, and a resume including
names and contact information for 3 referees to Lyanne Brouwer (email@example.com).
Applicants will be considered as they apply until the position is
MS in urban forestry biometrics
A M.S Graduate Assistantship in the Department of Biological
Sciences is available immediately at the University of Alabama for a
highly motivated student to work on models of urban tree attributes,
such as crown dimensions and biomass. The goals of this project are
to better characterize and understand urban tree attributes and
their value to society. The student will have the opportunity to
interact with scientists from the University of Alabama, University
of Florida, and USDA Forest Service. A general knowledge of forestry
and/or urban ecosystems is required, as well as a solid background
in statistical analysis, such as generalized linear mixed modeling.
This is a fully funded teaching assistantship that includes:
stipend, health insurance, tuition waiver, and summer salary.
Interested students should send a copy of their CV, statement of
research interest, and unofficial copy of transcripts to Dr.
Christina Staudhammer, or contact Dr. Staudhammer for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org or
FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITIONS: FOREST
Tyson Research Center
Washington University in St. Louis
The Myers Lab at Washington University in St. Louis (http://biology4.wustl.edu/faculty/myers/)
has an immediate need for two field technicians at Washington
University's environmental field station, the Tyson Research Center
(http://tyson.wustl.edu). The positions are full-time, temporary
positions (up to 6 months) with no benefits. Wages will be
commensurate with experience. The start dates are flexible, but
ideally the positions would begin around July 1, 2013.
The two technicians will work collaboratively with the Myers Lab to
complete an ongoing census of a large-scale (25 ha), long-term,
oak-hickory forest dynamics plot at the Tyson Research Center.
Primary tasks include: 1) identifying, mapping, measuring and
tagging trees and seedlings; 2) collecting, counting, and
identifying seeds; 3) measuring plant functional traits in the field
and laboratory; and 4) entering data into spreadsheets using Excel.
The Myers Lab studies the assembly, diversity and dynamics of plant
communities across spatial and temporal scales. Our current research
focuses on patterns of biodiversity and mechanisms of community
assembly across temperate and tropical ecosystems, climate change
and forest dynamics, plant functional ecology, and species
interactions across spatial scales. Our core research site, the
Tyson Research Center, boasts a dynamic community of university
faculty, senior researchers, postdoctoral associates, graduate and
undergraduate students, and high school interns.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in ecology, experience
conducting field research, strong teamwork skills, and a willingness
to work outdoors in hot conditions with abundant insects (e.g.
chiggers and ticks). Successful applicants will need to secure their
own housing in St. Louis or near the Tyson Research Center in
Eureka, Missouri, located 25 minutes from the main campus of
To apply, applicants should e-mail a single PDF file to Jonathan
including the following: 1) a one-page cover letter; 2) a resume;
and 3) contact information for two references. Review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
positions are filled. Questions regarding the positions can be
directed to Jonathan Myers.
Forest Ecology Internship in the White
Summer internships in forest ecosystem ecology
Undergraduates seeking research experience in forest ecology are
invited to apply for an expense-paid summer internship at Bartlett,
Jeffers Brook, and Hubbard Brook Experimental Forests, New
About the Project:
Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE)
is an NSF-funded collaboration between researchers at the State
University of New York (SUNY ESF), Cornell University, Miami
University, The University of Michigan, and The Marine Biological
Laboratory. The MELNHE project seeks to examine the limits to forest
productivity through the lens of resource optimization theory. This
is being done through replicated, large-scale nutrient additions of
nitrogen, phosphorus, and calcium in stands of different ages at
three sites. Treatment results will be used to help develop the
Multi-Element Limitation (MEL) model. More information on the
project is available at http://www.esf.edu/melnhe,
including a blog from previous field crews.
Interns will gain experience in the field with tree germinant
identification, fertilizer application, soil respiration
measurements (LiCor LI-8100), root growth measurements
(minirhizotrons), and leaf litter collection. Laboratory duties
include weighing leaves, sorting roots from soil, and entering and
managing data. Interns are encouraged to design their own summer
projects, and will have access to previously collected datasets.
Interns will have the opportunity to present their work to a group
of leading ecosystem scientists at the annual Hubbard Brook
Cooperator's Meeting in July.
Interns are provided with shared housing at Bartlett Experimental
Forest; tenting is optional. Typical weekdays begin at 8:00 AM and
end at 4:30, although may be shorter or longer depending upon the
task. A stipend of $100 per week is provided for living expenses.
Food is prepared communally by the interns and graduate student
researchers, and costs generally run between $5-6 per day. Interns
willing to drive personal vehicles for fieldwork will be reimbursed
for mileage at $.55/mile. Unfortunately, we are unable to
reimburse for travel to and from New Hampshire.
The ideal applicants have strong interests in forest biology,
ecology, or biogeochemistry, and be pursuing an undergraduate degree
in a related field. Recent graduates will also be considered.
A positive attitude is important and a sense of humor is a plus.
Candidates should be able to perform repetitive tasks with attention
to detail under harsh conditions (heat, rain, biting insects). They
should also be willing to perform repetitive tasks in the lab.
Applicants should be flexible in their expectations, but an
estimated breakdown of the summer is: 60% fieldwork, 25% labwork,
and 15% independent Project.
To apply send a brief letter of interest, resume, and contact
information for three references in a single file (word document or
pdf) immediately to Adam Wild at email@example.com.
Please include all previous work experience on resume (not
just research experience). Dates of availability should be
included in the cover letter. Starting and ending dates are
flexible but would prefer a student who could start ASAP.
Avian Field Assistants Needed: Virginia
2013 Virginia / Maryland Field Work - Radar Analysis of Fall Migrant
Field assistants are needed for a new collaborative project using
radar to examine migrant use of hardwood forest habitat during fall
migration in Virginia and Maryland. Assistants will sample hardwood
forests along the Atlantic Flyway to compare with radar assessments
of bird use of these habitats.
The research involves sampling migrants by sight and sound in
addition to assessments of habitat and food resources.
Must be highly motivated with the ability to identify Eastern
migrants by sight and sound. An ability to identify common
vegetation and insects of Virginia / Maryland is preferred.
Assistants will be housed in one of three locations: Wakefield, VA;
Wallops Island, VA; or Berlin, MD and will involve extensive travel
to field sites each day (a vehicle is required, mileage will be
reimbursed). Field work is rigorous and will involve hot, humid
weather, including frequent encounters with biting arthropods.
Positions include a monthly stipend of $1,850 and up to $500 / month
housing allowance. The positions will run from 7 August through 14
Please include the following in your application:a resumé / CV
(please provide detailed descriptions (>1 page) of your academic,
volunteer, and professional experiences); a cover letter describing
why you should be considered for one of our positions and an
indication of what your short- and long-term career goals are; the
names, phone numbers, titles, and email addresses of at least three
academic / professional references.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Send application (email preferred) to:
Dr. Eric L. Walters
Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0266
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