Temporary/Seasonal Technicians & Interns Archive
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positions lasting less than 1 year, mostly with no benefits
|USGS Canyonlands Research Station||Biological Science Aid, soil crusts||8/12/11||6/21/11|
|Colorado State Parks||GIS and Stewardship Tech, Asst to Program Manager||7/11/11||6/29/11|
|LMS Consulting||Bird and Bat Field Techs||7/8/11||6/3/11|
|Great Basin Institute||Crew Supervisor|| |
|University of Notre Dame||Field Assts, grasshopper ecology in Montana grasslands|| |
|The Nature Conservancy||Energy Development Research Assistant||6/22/11||6/14/11|
|Maine Coastal Islands NWR||Bird Banders||6/21/11||5/4/11|
|Ohio State University||Summer plant ecology technician|| |
|Purdue University||Forest Study Research Assistant|| |
|University of Wyoming||Field asst, bird, Idaho||5/27/11||5/20/11|
|University of Alaska||Summer Field Assistant at Toolik Lake|| |
|University of California Merced||Field ecology summer research asst||5/16/11||5/12/11|
|Washington University||Field Tech, Longleaf Pine restoration, SC||5/15/11||4/21/11|
|Purdue University||Field Botanist||5/11/11||5/6/11|
|HawkWatch International||Field techs, owl surveys|| |
|USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station (position closed)||Forest Research Assistant|| |
|Colorado State University||Summer field asst, climate change and forest dynamics|| |
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Wildlife technician, birds|| |
|Institute for Wildlife Studies||Seasonal Avian Field Biologist, California||4/30/11||4/14/11|
|Michigan State University||Field Tech: prairie restoration/plant community ecology||4/30/11||4/11/11|
|Southern Sierra Research Station||Field Crew Leader, birds||4/30/11||4/11/11|
|Ecological Society of America||Publishing Internship||4/30/11||4/6/11|
|New Jersey Audubon||Bird Ecology Field Technicians (3)||4/25/11||4/8/11|
|California State University Fullerton||Field asst, small mammals, Colorado||4/22/11||3/29/11|
|University of Minnesota||Field Tech, forest ecology|| |
|University of Montana||Botany Field Assistant|| |
|Jones Ecological Research Center||Research Hourly Worker|| |
|Ohio State University||Research assistant, stream ecology|| |
|California Department of Fish and Game||Vegetation Mapping/Ecology||4/15/11||4/7/11|
|University of Georgia||Field Techs, breeding bird survey||4/15/11||3/22/11|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer Techs, vegetation monitoring, Pennsylvania||4/15/11||3/18/11|
|Duke University||Summer Field Assts, plant traits, ecosystem processes, and fire||4/15/11||3/18/11|
|Colorado State University||Summer Field Techs, riparian plant communities||4/15/11||3/18/11|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Field Tech, longleaf pine restoration, South Carolina||4/15/11||2/22/11|
|Nature’s Capital, LLC||Summer field techs - botany and plant ecology|| |
|Great Basin Institute||Project Lead, land assessments|| |
|Great Basin Institute||Field Technician, land assessments|| |
|Weyerhaeuser Company||Environmental Forestry Technician|| |
|Utah State University||Summer research assts, plant ecology|| |
|USA National Phenology Network||Intern, data management for citizen science projects||4/8/11||3/24/11|
|Data Observation Network for Earth||Summer Internship Program||4/8/11||3/21/11|
|Northern Arizona University||Summer Field Techs, Teakettle Experimental Forest||4/8/11||3/18/11|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks||Research Aid, boreal wetlands||4/7/11||3/18/11|
|Ohio State University||Research Aide, Forest Ecology, Ohio|| |
|Ohio State University||Research Aide, Forest Ecology, Upper Peninsula of Michigan|| |
|Purdue University||Field Technician-Forest Vegetation||4/1/11||3/18/11|
|Colorado State University||Summer Field Tech, South Dakota||4/1/11||3/17/11|
|Northern Arizona University||Management practices and forest carbon dynamics||4/1/11||3/3/11|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Arctic stream ecology||4/1/11||3/1/11|
|Coastal Bird Conservation||Field Crew Leader, Snowy Plovers|| |
|University of Notre Dame||Field Tech, Invasive Species Ecology||3/30/11||3/16/11|
|Mountain Studies Institute||Natural Resources Internship||3/30/11||2/1/11|
|National Park Service||Climate Change Interns|| |
|University of Florida||Summer field crew leader, Alaska|| |
|US Geological Survey||Techs, vegetation monitoring||3/28/11||3/18/11|
|Oregon State University||Spatial Information Research Analyst|| |
|University of Arizona||Seasonal Avian Research Positions|| |
|University of Minnesota||Tech, ecological impacts of biomass harvests||3/25/11||3/21/11|
|National Park Service||Biological Science Tech, vegetation sampling, Minnesota||3/25/11||3/18/11|
|Simon Fraser University (Canada)||Field Asst, birds and streams|| |
|Great Basin Institute||Conservation and management of the inner-mountain west (many openings)|| |
|Northern Arizona University||Field techs, forest restoration and ecosystem health||3/21/11||3/16/11|
|University of Colorado||Field Assts, Mammal Diversity and Climate Change||3/21/11||3/1/11|
|University of South Dakota||Field Asst, calcareous fen ecology|| |
|University of Arizona||Field Technician, birds|| |
|US Geological Survey||Techs, fish community sampling|| |
|US Geological Survey||Field asst, ecotoxicology, Rocky Mountain streams|| |
|University of Virginia||Summer Research Techs, gypsy moths|| |
|University of Illinois||Summer Field Asst, eastern forest dynamics|| |
|University of Notre Dame||Endangered Butterflies and Climate Change|| |
|USDA Forest Service||Experienced field botanists, California||3/15/11||3/7/11|
|Cape May Bird Observatory||Invertebrate Field Technicians||3/15/11||2/21/11|
|Oregon State University||Field Technicians: Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels||3/15/11||2/21/11|
|USDA-ARS||Summer internship in plant restoration ecology, Montana||3/15/11||2/17/11|
|Texas Tech University||Field Tech, grassland birds||3/15/11||2/1/11|
|Cape May Bird Observatory||Shorebird Field Technicians||3/15/11||1/20/11|
|Northern Arizona University||Botanists, National Park Service vegetation/soil monitoring crew||3/14/11||2/25/11|
|USDA Forest Service||Biological Technician, Plants, Oregon||3/11/11||2/24/11|
|Suffolk County Department of Parks||Nesting shorebird management||3/11/11||2/18/11|
|US Fish and Wildlife Service||Seasonal Avian Biotechs, Alaska||3/10/11||3/1/11|
|Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Project Assts, mammals and ticks (12 positions)||3/10/11||1/20/11|
|National Park Service||Seasonal Invasive Plant Technician, Point Reyes CA||3/8/11||3/1/11|
|USDA Forest Service||Ecology/Botany Field Techs, Oregon||3/7/11||2/21/11|
|Oregon State University||Field assistants, rare plants|| |
|Harvard University||Project Manager – Pollination biology of wildflowers and pines|| |
|National Council for Science and the Environment||Environmental Policy Intern|| |
|ZIA Engineering and Environmental Consultants||Bird Surveys, New Mexico|| |
|Ball State University||Avian Nest Searcher||3/1/11||2/16/11|
|USDA Forest Service||Technician, Botany/Riparian Ecology||3/1/11||2/16/11|
|USDA Forest Service||Technician, Fisheries/Hydrology/Geomorphology||3/1/11||2/16/11|
|National Council for Air and Stream Improvement||Field Asst, Bird Point Count and Arthropod Sampling, Oregon||3/1/11||1/27/11|
|USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center||Field Techs, Grizzly Bears||3/1/11||12/23/10|
|University of Minnesota||Research Interns, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve||3/1/11||11/12/10|
|USDA Forest Service||Field botanists/ecologists, California||2/28/11||2/3/11|
|USDA Forest Service||Field botanists and weed crew, Modoc National Forest||2/28/11||1/18/11|
|University of Washington||Summer field positions, Forest Dynamics||2/28/11||1/14/11|
|University of Colorado||Amphibian Disease Ecology, California (3 positions)|| |
|University of Colorado||Amphibian Conservation Ecology, Colorado (4 positions)|| |
|Rutgers University||Ecological modeling using R|| |
|Purdue University||Field techs, ecology of mesopredator populations||2/21/11||2/17/11|
|Institute for Applied Ecology||Summer interns, plants, Oregon||2/21/11||1/5/11|
|Purdue University||Field tech, woodrats||2/20/11||1/21/11|
|University of California, Davis||Junior Specialist, greenhouse gas emissions from vineyards|| |
|Colorado State University||Wetland mapping, Alaska||2/18/11||1/18/11|
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Techs, insects, Colorado|| |
|National Ecological Observatory Network||Field Techs, insects, New England|| |
|University of California-Berkeley/UC-Merced||Field ecology summer research assts, Colorado|| |
|Institute for Wildlife Studies||Field Techs, desert tortoise monitoring|| |
|University of California Santa Cruz/Smithsonian||Avian Crew Chief for West Nile virus project||2/15/11||2/2/11|
|Purdue University||Woodland Salamander Field Tech||2/15/11||1/27/11|
|University of Pennsylvania||Flora of Pennsylvania Internship||2/15/11||1/18/11|
|Pennsylvania State University||Summer Forest Monitoring Technician||2/14/11||1/18/11|
|National Park Service||Inventory and Monitoring Technicians||2/11/11||1/31/11|
|University of Rhode Island||Salt marsh Bird bander/Technician||2/11/11||1/18/11|
|University of Notre Dame||Summer Course Teaching Assistant||2/11/11||1/13/11|
|Pollinator Partnership||Honey bee health and landscape management, Mississippi||2/10/11||1/18/11|
|University of Pennsylvania||Summer Research Asst: Disease Ecology and Evolution||2/10/11||1/12/11|
|Dartmouth College||Field Assts, plant-insect interactions, North Carolina||2/7/11||1/10/11|
|US Geological Survey||Field Technician - Dendrochronology, Nevada||2/4/11||1/20/11|
|University of Alaska||Field Research Aide at Toolik Field Station||2/4/11||1/20/11|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field assts, Alaska|| |
|Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute||Conservation GIS Internship|| |
|University of Nevada, Reno||Research Assts, plant invasion and fire|| |
|Indiana University||Field Asst, birds, Virginia|| |
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Natural History Biologist Asst||2/1/11||1/14/11|
|Washington University||Research tech, grassland restoration||2/1/11||12/7/10|
|USGS Western Ecological Research Center||Technicians, snakes, Sacramento Valley||1/31/11||1/12/11|
|US Geological Survey||Botany technicians, Sequoia-Kings Canyon||1/31/11||1/12/11|
|University of California Davis||Field and lab assts in pollination ecology||1/31/11||1/12/11|
|US Geological Survey||Avian field techs, Oregon/Nevada||1/31/11||1/7/11|
|Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters||Naturalist on Horseback||1/31/11||1/7/11|
|University of California Berkeley||Crew leader and techs, wildlife surveys||1/31/11||1/7/11|
|Hanson Environmental, Inc.||Fisheries biologists and field technicians|| |
|USDA Forest Service||Field Technicians/Botanists, West Virginia||1/24/11||1/18/11|
|Duke University||Seasonal techs, community ecology (6 positions)|| |
|North Carolina State University||Shorebird Research Technician||1/21/11||1/18/11|
|Harvard University||Harvard Forest Summer Ecology Program Asst Coordinator/Resident Advisor|| |
|Clemson University||Coastal Furbearer Technician|| |
|University of California Davis||Field research assts, breeding birds in the Great Basin|| |
|California Native Plant Society||Intern, rare plants||1/15/11||12/15/10|
|National Park Service||Technician, plants, Colorado/Utah||1/14/11||1/5/11|
|Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Songbird techs||1/14/11||12/7/10|
|Claremont Colleges||Interim Manager, Bernard Field Station|| |
|Oregon State University||Bird point count technicians, Indiana|| |
|USDA Forest Service||Field Technicians/Botanists, West Virginia|| |
|National Park Service||Interns, invasive plants, Alaska|| |
|University of Minnesota||Volunteer Tropical Forest Research Asst, Costa Rica|| |
|University of Minnesota||Forest Ecology Field Research Internships|| |
|National Park Service||Vegetation sampling, Indiana||1/3/11||12/8/10|
|US Geological Survey||Songbird techs, Nevada||1/3/11||12/8/10|
|US Geological Survey||Songbird techs, Utah||1/3/11||12/8/10|
|US Geological Survey||Botany, Mojave Desert|| |
|Naturalist At Toolik Field Station||University of Alaska Fairbanks||12/22/10||11/22/10|
|US Geological Survey||Botany Field Techs, Sequoia-Kings Canyon||12/20/10||11/30/10|
|Northern Arizona University||Field Technician, plant invasions (12 openings)||12/20/10||11/15/10|
|US Geological Survey||Waterbird Nest Monitoring and Tern Telemetry Technicians|| |
|The Nature Conservancy||Avian Foraging Seasonal Biologist, Ft Hood, TX||12/15/10||11/30/10|
|Oregon State University||Field tech, Bird Monitoring|| |
|US Geological Survey||Tech, biological soil crusts (4 positions)||12/10/10||11/9/10|
|National Park Service||Plant Inventory & Monitoring|| |
|Conservation & Land Management Internship Program||Conservation & Land Management Interns (75-100 positions)|| |
|Virginia Tech||Field Techs, freshwater turtle ecotoxicology|| |
|Virginia Tech||Field Techs, bird ecotoxicology|| |
|Great Basin Institute||Technicians, Desert Tortoise Monitoring|| |
|Great Basin Institute||Nevada Conservation Corps Crew Supervisor|| |
|PRBO Conservation Science||Sierra Nevada Songbird Crew (20 positions)|| |
|University of North Carolina/University of Minnesota||Field tech/field assts, plant disease ecology, California (6 positions)||11/15/10||11/4/10|
|Rutgers University||Field techs, pollination ecology|| |
|University of Nevada, Reno||Riparian Inventory & Monitoring|| |
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory||Internship in Environmental Sciences|| |
|University of Houston||Technician, salt marsh insects||10/11/10||9/23/10|
|Michigan Technological University||Aquatic Invertebrate Taxonomy Technician|| |
|Conservation & Land Management Internship Program||Plant Conservation Intern, Wyoming||10/1/10||9/15/10|
|US Geological Survey||Biological Science Technician, Moab, Utah||10/1/10||7/20/10|
|USGS National Wetlands Research Center||Hydrologic remediation of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on baldcypress swamps|| |
|Conservation & Land Management Internship Program||Riparian restoration, Arizona||8/20/10||8/18/10|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas||Seasonal botanists, Mojave Desert|| |
|US Geological Survey||Livestock-wildlife conflict issues, Yellowstone|| |
|USDA Forest Service||Experienced Plant Ecology Field Assistant (Bahamas)||8/10/10||7/20/10|
|Virginia Tech||Piping Plover Technicians and Crew Leaders (21 positions)|| |
|Archbold Biological Station||Field Coordinator, Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project||7/23/10||7/12/10|
|Conservation & Land Management Internship Program||Seed Technician, Oregon||7/16/10||7/12/10|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Field Techs: Longleaf pine restoration||7/15/10||7/8/10|
|Conservation & Land Management Internship Program||Botany Internship, Wyoming||7/12/10||7/9/10|
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||Fall Interns, nutritional ecology|| |
|Archbold Biological Station||Research Asst, Agro-ecology||7/2/10||6/9/10|
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Archbold Biological Station: We seek a temporary Research Assistant at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC) at Buck Island Ranch. MAERC is a Division of Archbold Biological Station located at a 10,500-acre commercial cattle ranch, and is dedicated to long-term ecological research, education, and environmental stewardship. The Research Assistant will be expected to: assist with ongoing research and monitoring projects at MAERC, including projects in wetland ecology, ecosystem services, and long-term monitoring of ecological communities and water quality. The successful candidate should have a B.S or M.S. in biology, ecology or related field and have some field research experience. Experience working with research data, spreadsheets or databases a plus. We seek a highly motivated team player with a strong work ethic who is capable of rigorous fieldwork under hot, humid subtropical conditions, and is willing to live in a remote rural location. This is a temporary, full time position with free housing provided on site. The approximate term is from July 19 - December 31, 2010. Salary will be $10/hr plus benefits. Applicants should send 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume, and 3) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three references by July 2 to: Dr. Betsey Boughton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will remain open until filled. Contact Dr. Boughton via e-mail or at (863) 699-0242 for further information. Posted: 6/9/10.
Archbold Biological Station: ABS, through its Division, the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC), is seeking a temporary Field Coordinator for the Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project (FRESP), which is being implemented by a partnership that includes the World Wildlife Fund, cattle ranchers, USDA-NRCS, the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the South Florida Water Management District. The Field Coordinator will work with the project’s other Field Coordinator to help monitor the environmental performance of water management alternatives being put into practice on eight different cattle ranches in the Lake Okeechobee watershed of the Northern Everglades. The duties of the position will be to help maintain and operate hydrologic field instrumentation, collect and process water samples, download data on site and remotely, and help manage the project data and database. Qualifications include Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in agricultural or hydrology, environmental engineering, environmental science, or related field. Experience with field instrumentation, database management, water sampling, and/or knowledge of agricultural water management a plus. Position requires excellent technical and data management skills, good written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills needed for working as part of a diverse interdisciplinary team. The position is located at MAERC, a 10,500-acre cattle ranch near Lake Placid, FL, with housing available on site. The position is funded until December 31, 2010, with likely continuation for an additional year depending on funding. Salary is competitive with full benefits. Applicants should send 1) a letter of application, 2) a resume or CV with relevant coursework and experience, and 3) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three references to Dr. Patrick Bohlen at email@example.com. Application deadline is July 23, 2010, and the position will remain open until filled. Contact Dr. Bohlen via e-mail or at (863) 699-0242 for more information. Posted: 6/14/10, revised: 7/12/10.
Ball State University: Avian Nest Searcher. Seeking 2 experienced field research assistants to assist graduate student's breeding biology project on the Cerulean Warbler in Southern Indiana. This is a species of special conservation concern due to sharp declines and is now listed as endangered in Indiana. This study is part of a larger project, known as the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, which studies the long-term impacts of forest management on various taxa. Study sites are Yellowwood and Morgan-Monroe state forests and you ll have the opportunity to see many wildlife species. Duration of employment is approximately May 1 - June 30, 2011, but additional tasks, such as vegetation sampling, may extend until August. Primary duties are intensive searching and monitoring of nests located about 60 feet above ground. Secondary duties include conducting Cerulean Warbler point count surveys and territory delineations. Qualifications: Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have field experience finding and monitoring nests specifically of high-canopy nesting birds. Must be able to record and maintain accurate and detailed data, use GPS and compass for navigation (training will be available), and maintenance of a positive attitude even while hiking through rugged terrain, carrying field equipment in hot, humid weather. Applicant must have a valid driver's license. Desirable qualifications: Earned degree or pursuing a degree in wildlife, ecology, or natural resource related field. The use of a personal 4-wheel drive vehicle for field work is extremely desirable. Compensation: Pay range of $8-11/hour depending on experience. Free housing provided in Nashville, IN (15 minutes from Bloomington) and reimbursement for mileage during field-work. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled, so interested candidates should not wait to apply. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for two references in ONE electronic document to Ryan Dibala at firstname.lastname@example.org, with Nest Searcher in the subject line. Last Date to apply: March 1, 2011. Posted: 2/16/11.
California Department of Fish and Game: $15-17 per hour. Seeking one or two vegetation ecologists/mappers to work full time for a year in the Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP). Most of the work will be in a DFG office located in downtown Sacramento, although some field work is required. The primary duty will be creating digital vegetation maps of the Mojave Desert using aerial imagery in ArcMap GIS software. Other related duties may include entering vegetation data into existing Microsoft Access databases, organizing and renaming digital field photos, scanning and organizing documents, and keying plants. Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of vegetation ecology and experience with the California flora and the state’s plant communities; experience in vegetation mapping, data entry and quality checking; and attention to detail. Ability to travel and perform field work under a variety of conditions. An interest in the work and a cooperative attitude. Additional qualifications: Knowledge of ecological field sampling methods; use of GPS and other field equipment; MS Access database experience; ArcGIS experience; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Preferably able to start work with a week in the field on May 2 Additional Information: Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C. To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Steve Schoenig at email@example.com Please put “Mojave Mapper” in the subject line, and entitle your MS Word or Adobe PDF documents as follows: “Last name_first name_cover” (replacing “resume” and “refs” for those documents). The closing deadline to receive applications is April 15th. Posted: 4/7/11.
California Native Plant Society: The CNPS is seeking an Intern for its Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Program (RPTH). CNPS will hire one full-time intern for 4 months (Feb 25-June 25, 2011). This position will be based out of Southern California (Claremont). The successful candidate will work in coordination with the Botanist/Project Coordinator to help organize teams of botanists and amateurs to collect rare plant data, within the Mojave and Colorado Deserts of California. The intern will work in the office 1-3 days a week (more at onset), assisting in conducting outreach, making maps and planning and coordinating field trips. The intern will spend the remainder of the time in the field, participating in 1-4 day surveys, collecting rare plant occurrence information, and camping overnight when necessary. There will be considerable travel involved in this position to conduct outreach and surveys. This project, in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, is a special funded portion of a statewide CNPS project called the Rare Plant Treasure Hunt. It is funded by grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management. Housing is not provided. The principal focus of this work will consist of outreach to, and coordination and support of, volunteers to conduct searches for new and historic occurrences of rare plants on BLM lands in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. The intern’s time will be a mix of volunteer coordination and field work, leading and helping lead rare plant searches,collecting data, and collecting plant vouchers. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in rare plant biology, landscape ecology, botany, geography, and conservation in California’s arid lands. The salary is $10-12 per hour, commensurate with experience. To apply, submit: cover letter of interest with résumé or curriculum vitae, and three references (including reference name, address, phone number, and email) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The primary contact is Amber Swanson, Botanist/Project Coordinator. Please do not call this office regarding this position. Send your application materials via post mail, fax, or email to: California Native Plant Society, 2707 K Street, Suite 1, Sacramento, CA 95816, Attn: RPTH Internship position. Fax: (916) 447-2727 Email: email@example.com. Closing Date: 1/15/2011. Posted: 12/15/10.
California State University Fullerton: Field assistant needed for an ongoing study of the ecology of grassland small mammals in northern Colorado. Position will primarily involve live-trapping small mammals, but also collecting tissue samples and measuring vegetation and habitat characteristics. Prior experience with small mammal live-trapping in a research setting is REQUIRED; experience with tissue sampling is highly desirable. Must be in good physical condition, good-natured, even under difficult field conditions, and have a valid driver's license. Dates: mid-May to mid-August 2009 (~12 weeks). Salary: $11/h, plus housing (shared room) at the SGS-LTER field station northeast of Fort Collins, Colorado. To apply, please send, BY EMAIL, a letter describing your background and relevant experience; a copy of your resume or CV; and the names and contact information of 2 professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with a closing date of 22 April 2011. Send materials via email to Karla Flores (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, contact Dr. Paul Stapp (email@example.com; 657 278 2849). Posted: 3/29/11.
Cape May Bird Observatory: Invertebrate Field Technicians (2) needed 18 April through 24 June for research on abundance and diversity of infaunal food resources for shorebirds along New Jersey's Delaware Bay shore. Duties include soft-sediment core sampling (often from a small inflatable boat), sediment and fecal-sample processing (sieving, washing), and identification of prey items to the highest taxonomic level possible. Sampling will be conducted at two sites, representing a natural soft-sediment tidal marsh, and a managed impoundment with partial tidal restriction. Ability to identify marine and freshwater invertebrates of the eastern U.S. preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, possibly work long hours or occasionally six days/week, in occasionally hot, muddy and buggy conditions. Salary $450/week. Must have own vehicle. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 15 March to Dr. Kimberly Peters, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/24/11.
Cape May Bird Observatory: Shorebird Field Technicians (2) needed 16 April through 30 June for ongoing research on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey's Delaware Bay shore. Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important staging area for shorebirds during spring migration. Duties include extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, and data entry. Mist-netting and bird banding experience necessary. Ability to identify shorebirds of the eastern U. S., color-band resighting experience, and proficiency with MS Excel or Access preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, possibly work long hours or occasionally six days/week, in occasionally hot and buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible. Salary $1800-2200/month depending on experience. Must have own vehicle. Housing and reimbursement for gas provided. Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 15 March to Dr. Kimberly Peters, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, email@example.com. Posted: 1/20/11.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies:Job #1: Project Assistant - up to 6 positions. Temporary, full-time. Approximately April 20 to November 1, 2011, although applicants available during summer college break are also welcome to apply. Duties: Research the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, Lyme disease ecology, tree seed survival, songbirds, and gypsy moths. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York's Hudson River Valley. Duties include live-trapping small and medium mammals and reliably recording pertinent data, sampling abundance of ticks, tree seed collection, and laboratory assays of tick infection with the Lyme disease bacterium. Early morning and late afternoon hours. On-site housing is available. Background: Prior experience handling small-or meso-mammals highly desirable. Closing Date: February 10, 2011. Job #2: Project Assistant - up to 6 positions Temporary, full-time. Approximately May 20 to August 1, 2011. Duties: Research the dynamics of blacklegged tick populations in heterogeneous landscapes of Dutchess County, in New York's Hudson River Valley. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. Duties include sampling the abundance of ticks and conducting basic vegetation analyses in forested sites throughout the county. On-site housing is available. Background: Prior experience in field ecology is desirable. Closing Date: March 10, 2011. Originator: Dr. Richard Ostfeld. To apply, please e-mail a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Human Resources Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Job Ref. #11001-I P.O. Box AB Millbrook, NY 12545 E-mail: Jobs@caryinstitute.org. Posted: 1/20/11.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies:SONGBIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (6 positions) – Come study songbird ecology and behavior in the scenic Hudson Valley (upstate NY) at the Cary Institute, as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation through Texas Tech University. We are seeking motivated research technicians to assist with our long-term study on the breeding ecology of veeries and ovenbirds and vocal communication and mating strategies in the veery. Positions run from ~May 2nd until July 15th, 2011 (with extensions for 2 or more positions). Stipends vary from $1600 - $2,200/month depending on qualifications and position (see below). Housing at the Cary Institute is reserved for these positions. LEAD BANDING TECHNICIAN (1 opening). Responsibilities: lead and organize our banding program consisting of: mist netting (target netting), bird banding, bleeding, transmitter application, morphometric measures, and data entry. Qualifications: Prior experience with mist netting and handling/banding birds is a must, as is the ability to carry 10-15 lbs of equipment through hilly forested terrain. Leadership and organizational skills are also essential for this position. LEAD TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN (1 opening). Responsibilities: Lead and organize our telemetry program consisting of: radio-tracking birds, taking GPS points, importing GPS data onto maps using ARC GIS software. Qualifications: Prior telemetry experience or skill in hearing, spotting, and following color-banded songbirds is preferred, must enjoy chasing veeries through hilly, wet, forested terrain. Leadership and organizational skills are also essential for this position. GENERAL TECHNICIANS (nest searchers, radio trackers, banders, song recorders) (4 openings). Responsibilities: Nest searching, veery and ovenbird nest monitoring, song recording, mist-netting, radio tracking, re-sighting color-banded banded birds, data entry. Qualifications: prior experience nest-searching and/or spotting color-banded songbirds is preferred. This is a great way to get experience with new techniques - must be willing to help with several jobs. To learn more or apply, please attach a letter of interest and resume (including contact information for 3 references) to DR. KEN SCHMIDT (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please indicate which position(s) you are interested in. Applications received by January 14, 2011 will receive full consideration, although applications will continue to be accepted until positions are filled. Posted: 12/7/10.
Claremont Colleges: We are seeking someone to manage the Bernard Field Station in Claremont, CA on an interim basis by coordinating use, maintaining habitat and facilities, keeping records, and supervising student employees and users. This is an interim position and employment will run from the date of hire until a permanent manager is hired, which is anticipated to be summer 2011. For details, please see the full ad posting. Posted: 1/12/11.
Clemson University: Coastal Furbearer Technician, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. A technician position is available for a Clemson University graduate project monitoring mink in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, just north of Charleston, SC. The project will begin mid-March. Mink will be captured, transported to a vet, and implanted with a radiotransmitter. From April through August, mink will be monitored to determine activity pattern. The applicant will drive the boat as well as help with trapping, telemetry, PIT tagging kits in late May, and locating dens. The applicant must be motivated, good-humored, and willing to work rotating night and day hours as well as weekends. Time off will be irregular. Qualification: - high school diploma - valid drivers license - motorized watercraft handling skills - experience in coastal marsh systems preferred - able to lift at least 50 lbs. To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, one letter of recommendation, and contact information for two additional references to: email@example.com. Salary: $10/h, Housing provided. Position extends: March 15, 2011 – August 10, 2011. Posted: 1/20/11.
Coastal Bird Conservation: seeking one Field Crew Leader for a Master's Study project conducted in collaboration with SUNY-ESF to monitor the impacts of human-caused disturbance on breeding Snowy Plovers in the eastern Gulf. Study area will include sites in the Florida panhandle and Alabama. Work will begin in EARLY MAY and continue until late July. Housing and a weekly salary of $325 will be provided. Crew Leader will be responsible for conducting Snowy Plover nest and productivity monitoring, behavioral observations, disturbance assessment and documentation, and assisting with banding at multiple sites. Duties also include data collection, photo documentation, use of a hand-held GPS unit, and data entry using Microsoft Excel. Position will require working long hours, 6 days a week. This study requires a patient individual who will enjoy spending hours locating, observing and recording behavioral and disturbance data on beach-nesting birds. Crew leader will professionally represent the project when interacting with the public, site managers, and partners. Crew Leader will report to and work cooperatively with the Graduate Student/Project Leader, and will be responsible for day-to-day supervision and leadership of one research assistant intern. Shared housing and gasoline reimbursement for travel between work sites are provided. Must have own waterproof 10x42 binoculars, a valid drivers license and own reliable personal vehicle for travel between work sites. Please send 1) letter of interest 2) a resume 3) the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to Margo Zdravkovic: MargoZ@Coastalbird.org. The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until position is filled. Posted: 3/30/11.
Colorado State Parks: The Resource Stewardship & Natural Areas Program has available 6 month temporary positions for 40 hour per week, as internships or entry level positions. The positions are based in downtown Denver. There are no health benefits, but employees are eligible to contribute to a 401k program and the state PERA retirement fund, and overnight trips will be reimbursed according to state travel policies, and a state vehicle will be provided. These positions are a great entrance into the Conservation Biology and GIS working worlds in the beautiful state of Colorado. GIS and stewardship technician - Applicant should have an entry-level background in wildlife, botany, or natural resources management and must be a highly competent GIS technician. Applicants should be familiar with using ArcGIS 9x or 10. The position will primarily involve using GIS to create maps and writing conservation management plans. A background in conservation biology, wildlife biology, ecology or botany is useful for the position, as most projects involve knowledge of biological resources. The job may also include preparing, researching, and coordinating birding and revegetation efforts, weed mapping, assessing archeological, paleontological and geological contract agreements. The technician will also conduct research on other biological and geophysical aspects of the park, research human impacts to these resources and help conduct some fieldwork using GPS to map facilities and natural resources on parks. This position requires fast paced work, and the ability coordinate with a team of individuals. Administrative, scheduling and filing tasks will make up about 10% of the work. Assistant to the Program Manager – An entry-level background in wildlife, forest ecology, botany, or natural resources is a plus, but not required. This position gives the opportunity to the applicant to gain knowledge in these fields, but is primarily administrative work. The assistant will help the Cultural and Natural Resources Program Director with billing, filing, and scheduling >60% of the time. The remaining time would offer a mix of research and learning opportunities that involve preparing slide shows on natural resource management at the parks, creating biological interpretation materials, GIS/GPS, natural resource and environmental laws, grant funding, and volunteer and event coordination. Field work and travel to Colorado State Parks and Natural Areas may be necessary for some projects. Applicant must be willing to learn about natural resource management and how to operate a GIS in ArcGIS 10. Both -Experience with MS Office and ESRI GIS software products is required, and experience with Trimble GPS products or AutoCAD products are also helpful. The applicant should be physically fit and willing to hike and camp and have own camping equipment (tent and sleeping bag). Applicant must have (or obtain) a valid Colorado Driver’s license. Applicant should have good written and oral communication skills. This position provides a good opportunity to gain experience with GIS, threatened and endangered species, weeds, rare plants and conservation in a practical, real world setting. Please send application by July 11, 2011, but applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Be prepared to take a short GIS competency test during an interview. Pay rate $12-14/hr or commensurate with experience. We are looking for local applicants due to the short timeline on the position. For consideration, please email these materials as PDF documents in order to be considered: 1) cover letter (state which position(s), availability date to start, hourly payrate desired) 2) resume 3) reference contact list - 3 minimum, previous supervisor(s), academic reference, etc. Send email with these 3 attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org Posted: 6/29/11.
Colorado State University: We are hiring two interns to participate in a landscape-scale study of climate change and forest dynamics in the ecosystems of the Rocky Mountains. This project is part of the broader research program of the Martin Lab (Center for Landscape Ecology). Work will mostly be in the field, collecting forest inventory and tree demography data along climatic gradients. Field sites will include beautiful, mountainous forests stretching from southern New Mexico to northern Montana. Field work will involve long days of vegetation sampling, including hiking into remote areas, identifying trees and shrub species, measuring tree diameters and heights, taking tree cores, etc. Assistants must be in good physical condition and able to hike 10-15 miles per day over steep and rocky terrain while carrying a pack. Qualifications: Some prior experience working in the field and/or the lab on projects in forest ecology. This is a physically demanding project -experience and enjoyment of extended hiking and camping trips is highly preferred. A stipend with be provided commensurate with experience. Compensation will also cover food expenses and housing/camping fees during the work-week. Dates: 10-12 weeks, beginning in early June and extending to late August. Potential opportunities exist for extended, part-time field and lab work at Colorado State in the Fall. Accommodations will vary from rustic cabins to extended camping in tents in national forests and parks at established and unestablished camp sites. To apply for this position, please email the following to email@example.com: (1) a letter outlining your qualifications for this position; (2) current CV with professional references. Posted: 5/3/11.
Colorado State University: Two full-time field technicians needed June 1 through Sept 15, 2011 to assist a USGS-funded project on rivers in the Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB). The project is to analyze riparian plant communities along rivers in the UCRB which includes most of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Technicians will spend three months traveling to approximately 15 sites located throughout region. At each site, we will spend 1-2 days in each site surveying riparian plant communities. The field team will be based out of Fort Collins, CO where the research facilities are located. Primary duties will be establishing transects, setting up sampling plots and estimating plant cover in vegetation plots. Also, technicians will survey ground surface elevation at sites in riparian habitat. Qualifications: Candidates must possess a four-year degree or currently be enrolled at a college or university pursuing a degree in ecology, natural resource management, environmental studies, range management, forestry, or other similar area. Candidates must be in good physical condition, capable of working long days in the field under hot, rugged conditions. Ability to work under these conditions is essential. Candidates should be comfortable working in the backcountry. We will spend most nights camping in the field, candidates should be comfortable camping for several weeks on end under rustic conditions. Skills in the following areas are valuable: working well in an isolated team setting, wilderness safety and first aid training, and experience with backcountry travel. Experience with relevant fieldwork and plant surveying skills are desirable, but not necessary. A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record are required. Candidates must be US citizens. Salary: $10/hour. To apply: Email a 1-2 page resume and cover letter, including three references with telephone numbers and email addresses, to: Lindsay Reynolds, Postdoctoral researcher, Colorado State University and US Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. C, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Deadline: April 15, 2011. Posted: 3/18/11.
Colorado State University: Summer Field Technician 40-50 hours/week. A second year grad student in the Knapp Lab needs summer field work help in South Dakota. This project addresses the ecological impacts of nitrogen deposition on native plant communities and soils in the mixed prairie grasslands of Wind Cave and Badlands NP, South Dakota. Critical thresholds of N input will be determined using experimental plots with a range of N fertilization levels comparable to ecological and rangeland studies with and without water treatments in one vegetation type at Badlands National Park and two vegetation types at Wind Cave National Park. Position Duration: (12 weeks) June-mid August, approximately 40 hours a week, 40+ hours during the 4 vegetation sampling weeks. There is flexibility in the schedule but you must commit to long hours during the vegetation sampling weeks in late June and mid-August. The technician will perform a variety tasks related to vegetation and soil sampling. A large part of the position will be the bi-weekly watering of the plots. Technician must be able to hike short distances over rough terrain and inclement weather repeatedly with backpack sprayer on. The technician will learn and perform soil sampling, data retrieval from sensors, biological crust identification and of course, vegetation sampling. The Black Hills region is a beautiful area with unique geology, forested hills with elevations up to 7000ft and rolling grasslands supporting bison, elk and other wildlife, with major cultural and historical interest as well. The technician has two housing options: low-rent housing in Hot Springs with the researcher and other park staff or tent camping with a free site in Wind Cave NP with access to shower and kitchen. Camping is required when working at Badlands NP( approximately 1/3 of the time) with access to shower and kitchen. Requirements: • Attention to detail and good record-keeping skills. • BS / BA, or significant progress toward, in biology, ecology, range science, environmental science, or a similar degree. • Field experience preferred, at least some experience working outdoors required. This is a physically demanding position! • Previous plant identification experience, plant taxonomy or field botany class required, though advanced identification techniques will be taught . • A positive attitude, desire to work hard even in difficult conditions and gain field experience. • A car would be helpful, though not required, as Hot Springs, SD is a small, isolated town. We will not be working on the weekends. Pay is $10/hr. Potential for other paid opportunities in the fall for vegetation sample sorting. To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references by April 1st for first consideration to Anine Smith, MS student, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, email@example.com. Posted: 3/17/11.
Colorado State University: CSU's Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands seeks individuals to assist with wetland mapping projects on Army lands. Location: Fairbanks and Delta Junction, Alaska. Applicants selected for these positions will be employed by CSU to work on Fort Wainwright and Donnelly Training Area. Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply (CSU cannot pay for travel costs/provide housing). Duration: May 30-September 9 (flexible end date). Salary: $17.75 - $19.75/hour (40 hours/week). Qualifications: These positions require a science degree. Applicants should be familiar with some of the following subjects: vegetation identification, wetland ecology, soil formation and chemistry. We are looking for mature individuals capable of prioritizing duties, working in small groups, and hiking outside in wet, buggy conditions. Some camping will be required. These positions require a valid driver's license. Background Check: CSU is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve this goal, it conducts background investigations on all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history. Application Procedure: Include the following in your application: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) college transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), and (4) names and current contact information (phone number and email address) of three professional references. Send applications to Sarah Runck (#907-361-9687) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Do not send compressed files or hyperlinks. Remove/cross-out social security numbers and birthdates from college transcripts. Application Deadline: 2-18-2011. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Posted: 1/18/11.
Conservation & Land Management Internship Program: now accepting applications for 2011! Would you like to put your education to use assisting in important conservation projects? Do you like to experience new landscapes, habitats, and species diversity? The CLM Internship Program is a wonderful opportunity to begin a career in botany, wildlife biology, natural resource management and conservation! Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 75-100 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (NFWF) or US Geologic Survey (USGS). Internships are primarily located in one of the thirteen western states, including Alaska. Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. Projects may include collecting seed for restoration and conservation purposes and data on threatened and endangered species and habitats. Applicants with strong botanical backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous. As a CLM intern, you will receive a stipend paid every two weeks totaling $11,000 over 5 months and will attend an all expenses-paid week- long training workshop at the Grand Canyon National Park. In addition, the CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it's like to work at a federal agency, to explore your career goals and expand your resume. For more information and to apply online, please visit: http://www.clminternship.org. Posted: 12/7/10.
Conservation & Land Management Internship Program: Location: Cheyenne, WY, Bureau of Land Management. Duration: 10 months. Start date: October 15th, 2010 or as soon as possible. Application Deadline: Friday, Oct. 1st, 2010 at 5:00 CST. This intern will primarily support the BLM Wyoming’s developing Plant Conservation Program with emphasis on the developing Native Plant Materials Development Program and the Seeds of Success Program. The intern may also support the Special Status Species Program with a focus on plant species. This position is predominantly an office situation requiring focus in a busy environment, strong computer and organizational skills, critical thinking, creativity, tact, ability to work multiple projects at once, ability to flexibly re-prioritize, ability to work with people of many different skill sets and many different backgrounds, and the ability to work within a bureaucratic environment. Position may occasionally involve mentoring or training staff or volunteers. Occasional travel and irregular work hours may be necessary, particularly during the active field season. Required skills include: ability to work independently, effectively, responsibly and safely in both office setting and extreme environments in remote locations. All sorts of vegetation field experience are useful; knowledge of plant material development and reclamation preferred. GPS and four-wheel driving training preferred. Prefer candidate with skills in GIS and database management. Plant identification skills required (ability to key plants to the species level). Clean background check required. Salary information will be given to qualified applicants at time of interview. If interested, please apply online by Friday, Oct. 1st, 2010 at 5:00 CST . Indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for the Botany internship position in Cheyenne, WY and include contact information (email address & phone number) for 3 references in your resume. Questions? Please email email@example.com. Posted: 9/15/10.
Conservation & Land Management Internship Program: Paid Botany Internship, Yuma, AZ, Bureau of Land Management. Duration: 11 months. Start date: Sept. 1, 2010 or as soon as possible, start date is flexible. Application Deadline: Friday, Aug. 20th, 2010 at 5:00 CST. This position would primarily be responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of ongoing riparian restoration projects including: irrigating (flood and drip); weed removal using brush saws; cage repair; irrigation line repair; data collection; and planting potted plants. The ability to work independently and adapt to changing work environments would be helpful skills in accomplishing these tasks. This position would also assist with invasive species management including (but not limited to): surveys for giant salvinia, buffelgrass, Sahara mustard and other invasive weeds; data entry into a national database; treatment using integrated pest management techniques; outreach through interpretation to the public concerning invasive plants and their effects to native plant communities and habitat degradation; and recruiting volunteers to assist in treatment activities (weed pulls). Other possible duties may include: assisting with organization and management of herbarium specimens (identifying, labeling, mounting and filing specimens); assisting with georeferencing herbarium specimens; assisting with rare plant surveys collecting locality data using GPS; and giving presentations regarding wildlife, non-native plants, and other land management issues to the public (schools, libraries, clubs, etc.). GPS, GIS, and plant identification skills would be helpful. If interested, please apply online by Friday, Aug. 20th, 2010 at 5:00 CST . Indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for the Botany internship position in Yuma, AZ and include contact information (email address & phone number) for 3 references in your resume. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/18/10.
Conservation & Land Management Internship Program: Location: USFS Bend Seed Extractory, Bend OR, Duration: 7 Months, Start date: August 1st, 2010 or as soon as possible, Application Deadline: Friday July 16, 2010 Noon CST. Salary: $12.50/hour. Seeds of Success, is the national native seed collection program, coordinated by the Bureau of Land Management with a variety of other Federal Agencies, botanic gardens, arboretum, and other conservation organizations. Seeds of Success (SOS) is a network of collecting teams across the country working towards the collection of wildland native seed from species needed in ecological restoration. The US Forest Service Bend Seed Extractory (BSE) is the seed processing facility for the majority of seed collected from wildland native plant populations by SOS seed collection teams, in accordance to the Seeds of Success Technical Protocol. SOS seed technician will work side by side with other crewmembers at the BSE. Duties of the seed technician can include any or all of the following: 1) seedlot check in, bag ID tagging, & temporary storage; 2) seedlot processing on various pieces of equipment; 3) stereoscope exams & digital x-ray operations; 4) seed testing & packaging after processing; 5) removal of sample weights for OSU (Oregon State University Seed Laboratory) certified seed exams; 6) data entry into agency seed database; 7) packaging for shipment to project sites and/or Western Regional Plant Introduction Station, etc. Seed technician will receive proper training & safety alerts for each machine used to complete a seedlot. Depending on a seedlots incoming condition, technician could use as many as 6 different pieces of equipment. After training, technician will have daily quotas to ensure seedlots are returned to project sites or into proper storage in a timely manner. Seeking applicants with the following experience and work skills: ability to key plants out to the species level using a dichotomous key, seed collecting herbarium voucher collection, operating various lab equipment, proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel & database familiarity, team player, ability to perform routine and repetitive duties, as well as thorough documentation of jobs performed. If interested, please apply online by Friday, July 16th at Noon CST. Indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for the Botany internship position in Bend, Oregon and include contact information (email address & phone number) for 3 references in your resume. Questions? Please email email@example.com. Posted: 7/12/10.
Conservation & Land Management Internship Program: Botany Internship (CLM Internship Program and Bureau of Management). Location: Kemmerer, WY. Duration: 4 months (100 workdays). Pay: $12.50/hour. The intern would provide vegetation identification and monitoring in support of the BLM fluid minerals and range resource groups high priority workload. This year's projects are located within the Moxa Arch Infill Gas and Oil Development Area. These projects include reclamation inspections, upland trend range monitoring, identifying vegetation to species, collecting herbarium specimens, and seed collecting. The ideal candidate is expected to have knowledge of vegetation monitoring in a high desert sagebrush steppe ecosystem. We also offer the intern a chance to learn and participate in other BLM programs including cultural resources, geology, recreation, and wildlife. Seeking applicants with the following experience: ability to key plants to the species level using a dichotomous key, transect sampling techniques, plant monitoring/inventory, soil science, seed and herbarium voucher collection, proficiency with ArcGIS and Trimble GPS, map and compass navigation, 4x4 trucks, operating safety in the back-country, and must be a self-starter with little supervision. If interested, please apply online. Please have a cover letter and resume (with contact information for three references) prepared prior to submitting the application. Applications are due no later than 12:00 CST on Monday July 12th. Interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. Starting date is July 19th or as soon as possible. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/9/10.
Dartmouth College: We are seeking full-time and part-time Field Assistants for a spring field season in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. The project examines the effects of urbanization on multispecies plant-animal interactions with Lynn Adler (UMass-Amherst), Paige Warren (UMass-Amherst), Rebecca Irwin (Dartmouth), and Adrian Carper (Dartmouth). Field sites will be located in Raleigh/Durham and surrounding areas. Field research assistants will be involved in observing plant-insect interactions, measuring floral traits, estimating bee abundance and diversity, manipulating pollen, and documenting site-based characteristics of urbanization. Previous experience in field biology or plant-insect interactions is preferred but not required for the position. Advanced undergraduates or individuals with a BA or BS in a relevant field are encouraged to apply. The positions are available from mid-March (starting on or after March 14) through late April, 2011. Salary will be in the range of $8-11 per hour, depending on experience. The positions do not come with health or retirement benefits. To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter as a single email (pdf) attachment. In your resume, please include the names and contact information for three references (email and phone numbers, and a brief description of how you know the recommender). The cover letter should explain why you are interested in the position. Information about how this position would relate to your previous research experience and/or career goals is encouraged. In the subject of the email, please put: Spring Research Assistant. Applications should be sent to: Adrian Carper
I just purchased this off Amazon for an amazing price. I was really excited to see this because of Adam Baldwin and I was not disappointed with his role! I loved watching him out of his usual gruff and tough mode playing an enthusiastic and kind history teacher with slight PTSD from Vietnam and a sketchy past. He did a terrific job. Mid movie he gives an amazing speech to the class about Vietnam. The entire cast was good.
I felt the movie cut away from important scenes too fast, even though the clues to Liza's mystery become more and more obvious as the story progresses. It was like walking in on a scene where explanations were already given, so I had to rewind a few times to get the full brunt of them. And what I thought would be some very important turning points, were brushed right past.
The ending was a little disappointing. W/O a spoiler, I expected something more heartfelt, especially after the sweet and dramatic scene with actress Linsey Godfrey (Liza) and Adam. It could've ended right there. But I would've appreciated a certain conversation between Mr. Clemens and Liza, and a reunion of sorts, etc. - Not "Glee" or "High School Musical." But to be fair, music ties in to the characters.
All in all this was enjoyable. There should be more family films made in this vein. If you are looking for a clean film with good values then watch it. And definitely check it out if you're a fan of Adam Baldwin.