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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History PDF Print E-mail

The Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History located in Washington DC, has several open contractor and intern positions available in the next couple of months as follows:

Volunteer internship in hydrothermal vent fauna sorting and cataloguing for more information see http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-who-lives-on-a-deep-sea-hydrothermal-vent/

Volunteer internship cataloguing hyperiid amphipods, for more information see

http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-next-generation-cataloging-ipads-and-emu/


Contract work cataloguing hyperiid amphipods.  We are recruiting 2 part time to full time GS-5 contractors to begin in May or June.

Contact:

Karen Osborn ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it >) for more details. Contract work inventorying mollusc dry collections
 
YEAR 2014 TECHNICIAN POSITIONS AT RUTGERS SHELLFISH LABORATORY PDF Print E-mail

Hourly technician positions for undergraduates and recent college graduates are available at our laboratory. The Culture Technician positions will be located at our NJ Aquaculture Innovation Center site in North Cape May, NJ and begin February, March, April, and May. The remaining positions are located at Cape Shore Laboratory sited on the shore of Delaware Bay, approximately ten miles from Cape May, NJ.  The rate of pay for the Spring Technician position will be $11.50/hr ($460/wk).  This position will begin ~late February/early March 2014 and continue through approximately mid-December 2014.  The rate of pay for all summer positions will be $11.00/hr ($440/wk).  Dormitory accommodations are available at both facilities, for a fee set by the University.  The summer positions begin in mid-May to early June and continue until approximately mid-August. We also encourage students associated with internship programs to apply.  Descriptions of the general duties of each of the positions are given below.  Additional information can be viewed at our website; hsrl.rutgers.edu.   Anyone interested is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Send a resume and cover letter (including which positions you would prefer, if any) to:

Gregory A. DeBrosse
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
6959 Miller Avenue
Port Norris, NJ  08349
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SPRING TECHNICIAN - During the spring and fall, the responsibilities of this position will be varied and will include duties in the hatchery, field, and laboratory as needed.  During the summer research period, along with the laboratory Field Manager, is responsible for the care and maintenance of over 300 bushels of experimental oysters confined to bags on our tidal flats.  These oysters are progeny groups generated by our long-standing and continuing program in oyster genetics and breeding.  Much of the work week is spent on the tidal flats in front of the laboratory.  Duties include tray and bag maintenance, collection of biological data on progeny groups, and maintenance of our 75,000 gallon land-based nursery and holding systems. 


CULTURE TECHNICIAN – These positions will be located at the New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center located in North Cape May, NJ. Duties associated with these positions include microalgal culture, assisting in spawning of bivalve molluscs, rearing of larvae and post-set juveniles, maintenance of hatchery larval and downweller tanks and nursery upweller raceway tanks and equipment.


FIELD TECHNICIAN
- Assist the laboratory Field Manager in the care and maintenance of shellfish brood stock located in our quarantine, nursery, and field grow out systems.  Position responsibilities require working outside in all weather conditions, ATV operation, and some lifting.
 


HATCHERY TECHNICIAN
- Duties associated with these positions include assisting in spawning of bivalve molluscs, rearing of larvae and post-set juveniles, daily record keeping, maintenance of hatchery and nursery grow-out system tanks and equipment, and micro-algal culture. Attention to detail is critical in these positions.
 
Summer Research Assistantship: Lionfish Ecology PDF Print E-mail


Job Description:
Researchers at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to assist in all aspects of research on lionfish ecology and population dynamics with the Hogan Lab at Turneffe Atoll
Belize (http://derekhoganresearch.wordpress.com/).

Our research investigates how invasive lionfish are affecting the community structure and genetic composition of native fish recruits.  We are also looking at the connectivity among lionfish populations at Turneffe Atoll.  Field work will include conducting reef fish ID surveys via SCUBA, lionfish removals, collections of native fishes with hand nets, and acting as surface support for other divers.  Lab work will consist of dissections to determine lionfish sex and stomach contents, sample processing for DNA preservation and data entry.  There is opportunity for the successful applicant to design and conduct an independent project while on site.

Qualifications:
The successful applicant will be AAUS certified and able to provide a letter of reciprocity from their home institution.  Additionally PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) and higher certifications are desirable.  You must be physically fit, comfortable spending long hours outside in hot conditions and willingness to work long days and weekends is a necessity.  Undergraduate course work in ecology, marine biology, and previous field work experience is preferred but not required.  Knowledge of Caribbean reef fish ID, and marine sampling techniques are desirable.

Dates of Travel:
The exact dates of travel are still being determined, however the trip is expected to extend from the first week of June return to the US on or about August 24th.  We will fund the successful applicant’s flight to and from Belize (from the contiguous United States only) as well as all work related expense while in Belize including room and board.

Application Process:
1 page cover letter explaining your interest in the job;
Current resume (CV) describing your relevant experience as pertains to the required qualifications;
Names and contact information for 2 professional reference.
Evaluations of applications will begin April 12 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process:
1 page cover letter explaining your interest in the job;
Current resume (CV) describing your relevant experience as pertains to the required qualifications;
Names and contact information for 2 professional reference.
Evaluations of applications will begin April 12 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:  Jason Selwyn ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )

More Info: 
http://derekhoganresearch.wordpress.com/ or contact us directly

J. Derek Hogan
Assistant Professor - Marine Biology
Dept. of Life Sciences
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Phone 1(361) 825 - 5883

 
Casco Bay Invasive Species Network (CBISN) PDF Print E-mail
Position: Network Assistant

Deadline: April 15, 2014

More Info. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1P4-tybua6Gc1o0alNuQWljN1U/edit?pli=1
 
Field and Lab Coordinator (BBP) Position PDF Print E-mail

 

More Info: https://career.ocean.edu/postings/7391
 
Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) in Coral reef ecology. PDF Print E-mail

Location:  Florida International University

Duration:  June 1 – August 15, 2015, but dates can be flexible.

Deadline:  March 31, 2014

This position is for an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career or graduate studies in Marine Sciences.  The successful candidate will live and work on Key Largo in the Florida Keys and gain basic field and laboratory research skills in coral reef ecology and microbiology.

The successful applicant will work with Drs. Deron Burkepile (http://www2.fiu.edu/~dburkepi/Home.html) and Rebecca Vega Thurber (http://oregonstate.edu/microbiology/vegathurberlab/)

Responsibility:
The primary responsibility will be to conduct experiments on how corallivores impact coral health and growth and potentially vector microbes to corals via predation.  There will be ample opportunities to participate in other projects studying herbivore foraging behavior, coral recruitment, and nutrient dynamics on coral reefs.

Eligibility:
Undergraduates in their junior and senior years with interests in biology, microbiology, and environmental sciences are invited to apply.  Students cannot have graduated at the time of the fellowship.  Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions.  Minorities and underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have a classroom/laboratory background in ecology and marine biology.  Experience working on coral reefs and/or with microbiological techniques is preferred.  Applicants MUST be certified SCUBA divers with at least 20 logged dives.  Certification with the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is necessary before fieldwork begins.

Stipend:  $5,500 will be provided to the student for the 12-week full-time program.  In addition, the student will be provided housing at no cost.  Students from outside of the South Florida area also may apply for travel funds assistance.  This position is funded by the National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography Program.

Application Procedures:
1. Cover letter stating background and interest in the position.
2. CV (resume)
3. College transcripts of all completed work (unofficial transcript is fine).
4. A statement of career goals and research interests.
5. Evidence of SCUBA diving and/or AAUS certification.
Please submit as a single PDF file to Dr. Deron Burkepile via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    In addition, have two letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Burkepile from your letter writers.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Burkepile via e-mail.

 

 

 
U.S. Geological Survey internships PDF Print E-mail

Position:  Four Interns

More Info:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363992700

 

 

 
Laboratory/Technical Assistant Seasonal PDF Print E-mail

A laboratory/technical assistant is needed to grow cultures of algae and

invertebrate larvae (snails and oysters) for use in summer experiments. Primary

duties are maintaining cultures of algae and larvae, cleaning and autoclaving

labware, and keeping accurate records of culturing activities. Other duties will

include occasional field sampling.

 

At the start of the appointment, the employee must have a bachelor's degree in a

biological discipline or a combination of relevant coursework and culturing

experience. At least 3 months of laboratory experience in algal culturing or

aquaculture is desired. Employee should be familiar with sterile techniques and

must be willing to work some weekend hours.

 

The position is located in the Fuchs lab at the Rutgers Institute of Marine and

Coastal Sciences in New Brunswick, NJ. Work will begin on April 28 and

continue for approximately14 week. Pay is hourly ($16 to $22 depending on

experience) for up to 40 hours per week. Applicants should send to

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vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.

 
 
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) 2014 Summer Courses PDF Print E-mail

BIOS courses provide students with the opportunity to expand their studies to tropical and subtropical environments or to investigate topics in ocean science which might not be offered within the curricula of their home institutions.

More Info: http://www.bios.edu/education/summer_courses/

 

 
The Miglietta Lab at Texas A&M University at Galveston is looking for graduate students for 2014-15. PDF Print E-mail

Projects include:

Genomics of the "immortal" jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii Phylogenetics and evolution of Hydrozoa (Cnidaria) Medusa blooms

 

Deadline: for admission at TAMUG graduate school is March 15 2014

 

More Info: http://www.tamug.edu/marb/Graduate/graduate.html

 
NORTHERN GREAT BASIN REPTILE RESEARCH COURSES PDF Print E-mail

Location: Western Washington University and the Oregon Great Basin Desert
Date:  7 June 2014 to 31 July 2014, including 3.5 weeks in the Great Basin Desert
Instructor:  Roger A. Anderson, Biology Department, WWU
Targeted Students: Upper-division Biology, Wildlife, & Environmental Science majors 
Prerequisites: Permission from course instructor or upper-level course in Ecology

Course Descriptions:
Biol 408, Ecological Methods: 6 credits (A-F grading). Field research; comparative investigations and application of alternative methods and state-of-the-art instrumentation for measuring an array of ecologically-relevant parameters, including spatiotemporal variation in microclimate, vegetation, and terrestrial invertebrate abundance and diversity. Field work will be in three meso-habitats (may include burned v. unburned sites) performed in 4-6 person teams, and will produce publication-quality data. Biol 408 must be taken concurrent with Research in Reptile Ecology. June 17 to July 31, 2014.

Biol 409, Research in Reptile Ecology: 6 credits (A-F grading). Field research on the behavioral ecology (especially predator-prey interactions) and physiological ecology and conservation ecology of reptiles, conducted in 4-6 person teams, producing publication-quality data. Observational-comparative and experimental methods will be learned, and the research results will be analyzed and interpreted integratively with data collected from Ecological Methods. Field research by the entire class as a team also will focus on developing knowledge and understanding of the population ecology of reptiles. Biol 409 must be concurrent with Ecological Methods. June 17 to July 31, 2014.

Course Costs:
Inclusive costs for both courses (excluding cost of WWU roundtrip & food before & after field trip) is about $3900. Costs include summer session tuition ($227-243 per credit) and $200 in university fees and combined special course fees of $800. These field research courses are self-supporting, that is, the special course fees pay for much of the food, travel, expendable field supplies for camping and research, whereas tuition costs are applied also to purchase of field research equipment and instrumentation.

More Info: http://fire.biol.wwu.edu/anderson/index.html

 

 
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