Archive for December, 2012

The Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) in Brimley, MI, is hiring a full-time Head Technician to assist with a collaborative research project between the BMIC and the Lake Superior State University School of Biological Sciences and Aquatic Research Laboratory (Sault Sainte Marie, MI). The project, position, and application instructions are described below. Salary will be $12.50 per hour (approximately $26,500 for a 1-year term). Applications are due by 4:30 pm, 31 December 2012. 1 year; February 2013 to February 2014; Flexible start/end dates.

The Head Technician will assist with a collaborative research project between Bay Mills Indian Community and Lake Superior State University studying the role of tributaries in Lake Whitefish population and nearshore food web dynamics in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, MI.  The incumbent will be employed by the Bay Mills Indian Community, but will be based primarily at Lake Superior State University.

BS or BA in a biological science (e.g. Biology, Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Management, Zoology, Conservation Biology, Water Resources) required. Preference will be given to those of Native American descent.
To apply, send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to Heather Lyons; Recruiter, Bay Mills Human Resources Department, 12124 W. Lakeshore Drive Brimley, MI 49715 hrleapley@baymills.org Subject: Head Technician

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NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
We have several job openings at NatureServe. Of particular interest are a Citizen Science internship and Vice President for Conservation Science. The current VP for Conservation Science will be leaving us to become the Head of IUCN Science and Knowledge Management. For more information on the positions click here.

NatureServe does great work that touches many areas of conservation including data collection/maintenance/distribution for at-risk species, development of an ecological community classification system (U.S. National Vegetation Classification), decision support tool development (NatureServe Vista), development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Index for species, and much more. For more information on NatureServe click here.

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We are pleased to inform you that the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 cohort of Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was created by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to cultivate and support exemplary science and mathematics high school teachers and develop the next generation of leaders in education. If you know a student interested in pursuing a career in teaching mathematics or science at the high school level, please let them know about the KSTF Teaching Fellowship.

KSTF’s programs are designed to help reverse the current national trend that sees approximately half of all secondary teachers leave the field within five years. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $175,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credential program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. By empowering science and mathematics teachers to be effective in the classroom, KSTF helps deliver enriched educational experiences to students and, in the long run, ensures a stronger, healthier and more competitive nation. 

Please forward the flyer below to any interested parties you may know to help spread the word about our Fellowship Program. Applications will close on January 9th, 2013 at 12 Noon EST. If you have any questions about our Teaching Fellowship Program, please feel free to email us at teachers@kstf.org, or contact us at 856.608.0001.

For a printable version of our flyer please click here.

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The National Science Foundation funded REU program will take place at the Duke Marine Lab located in Beaufort, NC in coastal Carteret County. Eight students will participate in a 10-week semi-independent research program with faculty mentors in the following general areas: sensory physiology, ecology, and behavior, environmental toxicology, molecular biology and genetics, coastal and estuarine processes. Each student will work with a faculty mentor, develop a research project, present progress and final oral reports and prepare a final written paper. Students will receive housing and meals at the Duke Marine Lab in addition to a stipend and travel allowance. Google “Duke Marine Lab REU” for our website and additional details.
Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2013
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. or its territories, and be a rising sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. Applications are encouraged from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders).
To apply: Interested students are required to submit:
  • REU Application
  • Statement of interest- please indicate 1) your area(s) of interest from the list of topics (available on the website), 2) advisor(s) of interest, 3) academic/research preparation for this research area, 4) career plans, 5) usefulness of the REU program for your career objective)
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
Please submit your application, statement of interest and resume together in one document (in order) and send it to: dukemarinelab@nicholas.duke.edu
Application materials (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) may be sent electronically to the email address above or by mail to:
   REU Coordinator
   Duke University Marine Lab
   135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
   Beaufort, NC 28516
Please check the website for complete program information.

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Scaling Up: Future of Environmental Decisions (FED): A Student Workshop
Organized by the Ecological Society of America (ESA)
June 2 – June 7, 2013
Baltimore, MD

ESA’s Office of Education & Diversity Programs is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the student workshop, “Scaling Up: Future of Environmental Decisions (FED)”, made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation. This six-day interactive workshop will use a case study of the Chesapeake Bay to explore the ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of decision-making using data at the regional and continental-scale. Participants will explore geospatial datasets; develop GIS analysis skills; build science communications skills and explore careers that involve Big Data in environmental and related disciplines.

Opportunity: Up to 25 awards of travel, lodging, and subsistence support to attend the workshop.

Eligibility: Current and recently graduated undergraduate students as well as current Graduate students from any academic discipline – including social, natural, formal and applied science fields – are invited to participate. Underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

Workshop website: http://www.esa.org/scalingup/

Application deadline: Friday, February 8th, 2013; 5:00pm EST 
Applicants must submit an online application, which requests academic information, a description of relevant course work, extracurricular activities and a personal statement. The workshop committee will select participants to ensure an appropriate mix of disciplines and backgrounds. Prior GIS experience is not required. Applications will be notified of their acceptance status by Mid-March.

Questions: Contact Andrea McMillen, ESA Education Programs Coordinator, at andrea@esa.org.

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What better place to learn the intricacies and applications of a starfish’s design than peering into a tidepool.   The same is true for studying the intricate mycellium network to rethink organizational design while standing beneath a redwood or rethinking water conservation in an increasingly drought-prone world when sitting next to a barrel cactus in the Sonoran desert.  That is why Biomimicry 3.8 is doing what no other design, engineering, business, or sustainability program is offering: delivering a deeply immersive experience while learning from some of the most spectacular biomes across the planet.

The world is literally your classroom in this innovative and intensive two-year, master’s equivalent biomimicry certification program. Through a combination of experiential education across the world’s most inspiring habitats and a highly interactive online learning experience, the Biomimicry Professional (BProfessional) Certification Program brings together some of the brightest minds in their fields for the opportunity to help redefine sustainable innovation as we know it.

Click here to learn more.

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Th Environmental Law Institute (ELI) periodically hires recent college graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.

The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, public health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

(1) Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and
(2) Strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required. Research Associates are asked to stay for a minimum of two years. This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

Salary: $29,000 with excellent benefits.

How to Apply:  Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. 

Note that your submission must contain three uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)
(3) Analytical writing sample (preferably not scientific or narrative) of 3-5 pages in length

Please note that although the application requests three references, they will only be contacted in the event that you are invited to interview. We will notify you before contacting any references.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 15, 2013. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Please send an email to vanwyk@eli.org if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions. Questions about the position can be sent to RAsearch@eli.org.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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