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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences PDF Print E-mail
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is pleased toannounce up to three graduate fellowships to support incoming Ph.D. students starting fall sememster, 2015.  The Presidential Fellowships are merit-based and designed to support recruitment of outstanding students into the UMCES graduate programs. Up to three years stipend, health benefits, and tuition will be covered.

For more information, please contact:
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Application Deadline12/1/2014
 
Marine Invertebrate Taxonomy/Ecologist PDF Print E-mail
Position:   Marine Invertebrate Taxonomy/Ecologist

Location:   Washington State

The Marine Sediment Monitoring Team at the Washington State Dept. of Ecology is currently recruiting for two Marine Invertebrate Taxonomist/Ecologist positions.  One is a half-time position and the other is a full-time position.  Both will begin with a focus on primary taxonomy of our Puget Sound benthic invertebrate samples, as well as building our voucher sheet library and maintaining and improving our Puget Sound reference and voucher collection. 

 Links to both job announcements: Marine Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomist / Ecologist (Natural Resource Scientist 2) - full time position with benefits http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=
941659

Marine Benthic Ecologist (Natural Resource Scientist 1) - part time (50%) position with benefits http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=941767 

Both position announcements close on 9/7/14. 

Learn more about our sediment monitoring program at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/psamp/. 

Contact:
Maggie Dutch
Washington State Department of Ecology Marine Monitoring Unit
300 Desmond Drive, PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA  98504-7600
Phone:  360-407-6021, fax:  360-407-6884
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Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute PDF Print E-mail
Title:  Outdoor Education Instructor/Naturalist
Work Dates: September 2014-December 2014
Location: Sunset, SC 

Description:
The programs combine a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate children in forestry/mountain ecology. The name of the site that we will be hiring instructors to work at is Camp Hannon, located in Sunset, SC.  Exploration Hannon teaches students how to determine if a new plot of land is acceptable for human life. From hiking to stream mapping, this program uses exciting activities to enable children to learn by participating in hands-on activities. Exploration Hannon takes you through an experience that will last you a lifetime.  

Principle Duties
:
·         Regularly teach at least two curriculum components in the program
·         Develop and teach at least one elective component relating to some
           environmental issue or personal interest. 
 
·         Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening
           recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
·         Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities.
·         Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities. 

Qualifications:
·         BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Forestry, Geology,
           Education, Marine Biology or related fields is preferred.
·         Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy.
·         Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands on”
           teaching methods.

·         Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an
           objective.

·         Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors.
·         Must be willing to work long hours. 

Pay Scale:
Twice a month pay of $500-$600 plus room, board, and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.  

Contact:  You can send resumes to Shannon Repokis via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  
 
New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program PDF Print E-mail
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION SEEKS 2015 AMERICORPS WATERSHED AMBASSADORS
Future New Jersey Environmental Leaders Cultivated in this Program

Interested applicants for the 2014-2015 program year should submit their application with references, resume and cover letter by August 29th online at http://goo.gl/LtTwJ3 or visit our home page at http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bear/americorps.htm 

For additional information, please contact Kathy Giordano, Program Manager or Kimberly Cenno, Supervisor at (609) 633-1441. 

NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program
Division of Water Monitoring and Standards
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards
Mail Code: 401-03401 E. State Street, PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: 609-633-1441
Fax: 609-984-6505
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For more information on the NJDEP’s AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bear/americorps.htm

For more information on the AmeriCorps National Service Initiative, visit: www.americorps.gov 
 
 
Marine Biology Research Technician PDF Print E-mail

Marine Global Earth Observatory (Marine GEO)
Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON

The Marine Biology Research Technician provides technical support for a variety of field and laboratory tasks in MarineGEO/TMON's program of marine research. Under the guidance of the TMON Director, the duties of the incumbent will include but are not limited to field sampling of marine organisms, identification of marine organisms using microscopy and taxonomic literature; conducting field and laboratory experiments; preparation and curation of frozen and preserved specimens; deposition of specimens in museum collections; maintenance and data retrieval from water quality monitoring instruments; management, entry, and analysis of data; and assistance in preparation and publication of reports, proposals, and manuscripts.

The position requires a Bachelor's degree, with Master's degree strongly preferred, in Biology, Marine Science, of related field. The position require practical knowledge of biology and taxonomy of marine organisms and marine research procedures. Ability to operate small medium sized boats is strongly preferred. SCUBA certification and scientific diving experience are strongly preferred, and must be completed soon after acceptance of the position. The applicant must be competent in computer data entry, data management, statistical analysis, and effective writing skills.

The Research Technician position will be based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. This is a full-time, permanent, trust-funded position with similar requirements and benefits to a federal position. The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin on 30 July 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include (1) a current Curriculum Vitae; (2) a 1-2 page summary of career goals, experience, and interests relevant ot the Marine GEO?TMON program; and (3) names and full contact information (postal address, email address, and phone number) of three references. Please submit applications electronically as a single PDF document to Dr. J. Emmett Duffy, Director of TMON and Chair of the Search Committee at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the file name and email subject heading ‘MarineGEO technician application -SURNAME' with your surname in capital letters. Inquiries can be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on 24 July 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about MarineGEO/TMON, visit our website (http://www.si.edu/marinegeo).

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

 
Marine Biology Research Technician PDF Print E-mail
Marine Global Earth Observatory (Marine GEO)
Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON

The Marine Biology Research Technician provides technical support for a variety of field and laboratory tasks in MarineGEO/TMON's program of marine research. Under the guidance of the TMON Director, the duties of the incumbent will include but are not limited to field sampling of marine organisms, identification of marine organisms using microscopy and taxonomic literature; conducting field and laboratory experiments; preparation and curation of frozen and preserved specimens; deposition of specimens in museum collections; maintenance and data retrieval from water quality monitoring instruments; management, entry, and analysis of data; and assistance in preparation and publication of reports, proposals, and manuscripts.

The position requires a Bachelor's degree, with Master's degree strongly preferred, in Biology, Marine Science, of related field. The position require practical knowledge of biology and taxonomy of marine organisms and marine research procedures. Ability to operate small medium sized boats is strongly preferred. SCUBA certification and scientific diving experience are strongly preferred, and must be completed soon after acceptance of the position. The applicant must be competent in computer data entry, data management, statistical analysis, and effective writing skills.

The Research Technician position will be based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. This is a full-time, permanent, trust-funded position with similar requirements and benefits to a federal position. The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin on 30 July 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include (1) a current Curriculum Vitae; (2) a 1-2 page summary of career goals, experience, and interests relevant ot the Marine GEO?TMON program; and (3) names and full contact information (postal address, email address, and phone number) of three references. Please submit applications electronically as a single PDF document to Dr. J. Emmett Duffy, Director of TMON and Chair of the Search Committee at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the file name and email subject heading ‘MarineGEO technician application -SURNAME' with your surname in capital letters. Inquiries can be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on 24 July 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about MarineGEO/TMON, visit our website (http://www.si.edu/marinegeo).

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

 
Research Assistant PDF Print E-mail
Duration:    12 months

Start Date:  2014-07-01 or Reference number: PET 2014/153

Location:    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of  

                      Gothenburg, Tjärnö Marine Station (www.bioenv.gu.se)

First day of
 The research assistant will assist scientists in ongoing experimental research in evolutionary biology. Tasks may include field sampling, morphometric analysis of specimens, behavioural observations, preparation of DNA samples, culturing of marine invertebrates, data and statistical analyses, and updating and organizing data in simple databases. The research assistant will work in close collaboration with the research leader (Prof. Roger Butlin) and additional researchers and students. The working language is English. 

Undergraduate training in evolutionary biology is a requirement. Previous experience of working experimental workly is desirable. Good communication abilities in written and spoken English are required qualifications. Skills in planning and organising work, social competence and independence are additional criteria for eligibility.

Contact:
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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
 
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