Archive for the ‘Summer’ Category

Hillslope hydrology component of the Hubbard Brook REU: We are seeking applicants for an REU position at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire.  The program is a multidisciplinary project where students participate in a research project and also engage in outreach projects designed to help develop skills in communicating ecosystem information to broad audiences. The program runs from May 29 through August 7, 2013 and all students are expected to be in attendance on the start date. Students receive a $5000 stipend for the 10-week program, as well as free housing. Food costs are paid by the participants and run approximately $42/week. Students live at Hubbard Brook Research Foundation’s Pleasant View Farm adjacent to the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.

The overall objective of the hillslope hydrology project is to document varying flowpaths that water takes through soils in its journey through hillslopes on its way to streams. An REU student will work closely with a team with graduate students installing and operating tensiometers and pore water samplers, and collecting and characterizing soil samples. The approach of this project follows the emerging discipline of hydropedology, with implications for understanding water quality regulation and spatial patterns in forest habitats. (Mentors: Dr. Scott Bailey, US Forest Service and Dr. Kevin McGuire, Virginia Tech)

More information on the program and application information can found at http://www.hubbardbrookreu.org, Also see: http://hydro.vwrrc.vt.edu


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Two field technicians are needed to study restoration ecology of native bees. The objective of this research is to determine the affect of restorations on native bees, honey bees and other agriculturally important insects. The majority of this position will be fieldwork and will take place throughout New Jersey. There will also be some lab work involving data processing and entering. Our lab is located at Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (See http://winfreelab.rutgers.edu/people)

Required Qualifications: Ecology fieldwork; valid drivers license; desire to work long hours in hot, humid conditions.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in entomology and/or botany collection and identification; Personal Vehicle (mileage reimbursements will be provided).

Dates: 1 position will start in early May and run through mid-September with the second position being slightly shorter (Mid-May to Mid or End of August).
Salary: $10-13/hr

To Apply and For Questions: Send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Dan Cariveau (cariveau@rci.rutgers.edu). Please place Bee Field Tech in the subject line. Review of applications will begin February 22nd and will remain open until filled

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Position Description: The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now taking applications for a halftime GIS/GPS Intern / halftime student in 2013.  We are looking for a student who has solid experience with GIS and/or GPS.  Experience with IT would be a plus.  Fifty percent of the intern’s time will be spent on several projects: 1) assisting the GIS/GPS Coordinator with training users to use handheld GEOXT GPS units, entering and reviewing metadata, downloading and post-processing files from GPS units, mapping sites, creating maps, and helping with other mapping related projects, 2) overseeing upkeep and troubleshooting of the Barclay computer lab, and 3) occasionally assisting with the maintenance of sensors at permanent weather stations at remote sites.  The remaining fifty percent of the intern’s time will be spent on an Independent Research Project OR a short course and a smaller independent research project.  The research project could be focused on field biology or, alternatively, it could be a mapping/GIS project.

Conditions: We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in GPS and GIS.  The intern must be detail-oriented, skilled with computers, and be familiar with GIS software. The chosen student will work an average of 20 hours/week on GIS and GPS projects, computer lab upkeep, and weather station assistance, and an average of 20 hours/week on their independent project and/or short course.

Dates and Cost: This program runs from approximately June 9 to August 16 (10 weeks).  The total Educational Fee for the summer is $5100.  RMBL covers half this fee, as the student is a half-time intern.  The student is responsible for the other half of this fee:  $2550.  The educational fee covers Room, Meals, and Station Fees for a total of 10 weeks (maximum) plus tuition for 5 credits of Independent Research.  The student is responsible for parking fees, laundry fees, and other miscellaneous expenses.  The student will be reimbursed $200 for travel expenses.

To apply: To apply for this internship, complete the online application to our educational program.  Go to www.rmbl.org  and follow the link for ‘Students’

When choosing your Courses, please explain that you’re applying for the GIS/GPS Internship.  For the essay portion of the application, please include a description of your experience and interests and how that relates to the described position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  We will choose an intern by early April, 2013.

Questions: please contact the Science Director Dr. Jennifer Reithel (sd@rmbl.org)

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Registration for RMBL’s 2013 undergraduate research program is now open at: www.rmbl.org. Follow the link for ‘students’

Each year RMBL matches approximately 40 students with mentors from around the world.  Students have opportunities to work on a wide array of ecological and evolutionary field projects.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their research project with additional training in field ecology or wildlife biology.  RMBL provides REU funding for approximately 10 students.  RMBL also makes available additional scholarships.  Consequently financial need should not preclude students from applying.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students thinking about a career in the sciences.  RMBL is located in Gothic, Colorado, a stunningly beautiful location in the Rockies.  Because we host approximately 100 graduate students and senior scientists, undergraduates have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from around the world.  Many undergraduates end up as co-authors on scientific papers and start building professional networks that foster their career across a lifetime.  We have had many undergraduates turn their summer research into a senior thesis project, even though they have not necessarily had someone from their school present at RMBL during the summer.

Our program does fill.  Consequently we encourage strongly motivated applicants, or applicants who need financial support, to submit their online application by Feb. 15 for REU applicants and by March 4 for RMBL Scholarships.  Students can apply for both sources of funds with one application.

You can explore more about RMBL through our Digital RMBL project at: http://rmbl.info/rockymountainbiolab/digital_rmbl_home.html

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Position Description: The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now taking applications for an Invasive Plant Intern in 2013. We are looking for a student interested in invasive plant management and plant restoration. The intern’s duties will include: 1) assisting with ongoing experiments to control the spread of Canada Thistle, Smooth Brome, and Yellow Toadflax; 2) active management of invasive plants by manual removal and spot applications of herbicides; 3) transplanting plants and collecting and sowing seed to restore native plants to disturbed sites;  4)coordination of adult volunteers as they help
with weed management; 5) using GPS equipment to map invasive plants; and 6) assisting in revegetation of disturbed areas.Conditions: We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in active management of invasive plants. The chosen student will work an average of 40 hours/week on invasive plant management, research, and revegetation.

Dates: This program runs from approximately June 9 to August 16, 2013 (10 weeks); start and end dates are flexible.

Benefits and Cost: Housing, meals, and station fees, will be provided. In addition, $200 is available for travel expense reimbursement.  The student is responsible for any parking fees, if he/she has a car and other miscellaneous expenses such as laundry or store charges incurred during the summer.

To apply: To apply for this internship, complete the online application to our educational program. Go to:  www.rmbl.org and follow the link for ‘students’.

When choosing your Courses, please explain that you’re applying for the Invasive Plant Internship. For the essay portion of the application, please include a description of your interest in invasive plant research, management, revegetation and/or working with volunteers.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We plan to choose an intern by early April, 2013.

Questions: please contact the Science Director Dr. Jennifer Reithel (sd@rmbl.org)

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The Stormwater Coordinator will provide support to the Facilities Management Engineering and Sustainability Department by coordinating the university’s stormwater management, erosion and sediment control programs. The Stormwater Coordinator will also be responsible for implementing the university’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program and will serve as the Combined Administrator for the Erosion and Sediment Control Program. Other responsibilities will include a combination of office and field work including inspections of construction sites and stormwater infrastructure. The position will manage and develop data for the university’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and utilize GPS equipment to collect data.

Required qualifications include extensive computer skills and the ability to comprehend and analyze technical data. Qualified applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills and will serve as the outreach public point of contact. Qualified applicants should also have knowledge and experience working with Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) permits; erosion and sediment control regulations; AutoCAD and ArcGIS software programs and GPS equipment.

To apply: click here and select “Staff Positions.” Search for posting 0404949.

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Cleantech Group has an immediate opening for a junior Research Analyst. This role will primarily involve data work and database management, as well as sector-focused research and analysis of company information for inclusion in our i3 research platform. Additional responsibilities can include working closely with web-development team toward product enhancements. Working as part of a small, entrepreneurial, dynamic team, candidate must be flexible and willing to quickly take on new responsibilities across all areas of the business.
About Cleantech Group and GreenOrder
Cleantech Group’s market intelligence, events, and advisory services accelerate market adoption, stimulate demand, and remove barriers to cleantech innovation. A global company with offices in North America and Europe, we connect business leaders with cleantech innovation through the i3 Platform, the most comprehensive up-to-date source for insights into companies, investors, financing and relationships across the clean technology ecosystem. In October 2012, Cleantech Group merged with GreenOrder, a leading sustainability strategy and management consulting firm that helps companies gain competitive advantage through environmental innovation. Since 2000, GreenOrder has partnered with senior executives at more than 100 global enterprises, including DuPont, General Electric, General Motors, HP, JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, and several of the largest U.S. electric utilities.  Details at http://www.cleantech.com.
Ensuring that new cleantech investment transactions and company partnership announcements on our i3 platform are accurate and up to date
Working to manage i3 content input, including investments, relationships, cleantech start-ups, investors and large corporations
Contributing to more in-depth research as needed, such as a leading quarterly investment report or custom research projects
Supporting business development efforts
Contributing towards our annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco and other events
Strong quantitative analysis and data skills
Demonstrated interest in clean technology and sustainability
Experience and/or interest in technology start-ups
Excellent research and writing skills, including rockstar web research skills
Undergraduate degree from a top university
Fluency in written and oral English, additional languages a bonus
Strong ability with Excel, Powerpoint, and additional office productivity tools
Self-starter with effective organization and time management skills
Flexible and eager to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, entrepreneurial environment
Comfortable cold calling and interacting with industry leaders
Previous work experience or internship in the cleantech sector is a big plus
Please take a look at our website and then email a cover letter and resume letting us know why you’d be a great fit for our team to amanda.faulkner@cleantech.com – no phone calls please. For more information on Cleantech Group please visit our website at www.cleantech.com.

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