Posts Tagged ‘research’

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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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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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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Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings within the Meridian Institute Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Meridian Institute has two offices (Washington DC and Dillon, CO). We currently anticipate the 2013 Fellows to be based in the Washington DC office, but will consider applicants for either location.

An announcement about the position and instructions for how to apply is attached and available here. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST on February 15, 2013

Meridian Institute professionals combine extensive experience in collaborative process design, deep substantive knowledge, and proven mediation skills to help people engaged in society’s toughest issues solve problems and make informed decisions. At Meridian, we design collaborative approaches that bring together people who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution.

Meridian selects new Fellows for the program on an annual basis and offers significant personal and professional development opportunities.  Fellows will provide research, writing, logistical and other types of support for projects focusing on a wide variety of challenging substantive issue areas, such as agriculture and food security; climate change and energy; environment and natural resources; global stability and security; health; sustainability and resilience; and science and technology. 

Questions about the Fellowship or application process can be sent to apply@merid.org. For more information about the Meridian Institute, please visit www.merid.org.

Equal Opportunity Meridian Institute welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry.

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EcoLogic protects forests and water resources by strengthening sustainable livelihoods, facilitating payment for ecosystem services opportunities, and supporting community self-determination. The Communications Officer loks to the Research and Writing Intern for help drafting original content for online and print publications and media outlets, and researching specific subject matter related to our areas of specialization. This is a rotating position and applicants are welcome at any time.
Commitment: at least 15 hours per week, ideally visiting the office twice per week
Compensation: this is an unpaid internship, but EcoLogic has experience with local universities in the provision of credit for the successful completion of internships.
  • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student
  • some work or volunteer experience, preferably in a nonprofit or international setting
  • proficiency with Windows OS, MS Office, and Google Docs
  • experience in communications, journalism, PR, and/or environmental conservation a plus
  • desire to learn, grow, and become a better researcher and writer
  • Spanish language ability valuable but not necessary
To apply please send a cover letter that includes current contact information, your resume with detailed work experience and education, and a writing sample (blog posts, articles, or topically relevant materials on environmental subjects, indigenous peoples, or Latin America, preferred) to lpowell@ecologic.org

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The Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks a full time research assistant to support a variety of ongoing research projects related to the effects of land use on bird populations in the Great Plains. The research subjects for these projects include grassland passerines, migratory shorebirds, and prairie grouse. The starting date for the position will be January 22, 2013. The position is initially funded for twelve months. 

  • Assist with all aspects of faculty and graduate research projects
  • Participate in fieldwork
  • Manage and analyze data
  • Prepare reports
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work closely with private landowners and other stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain accurate and organized records
  • Masters degree in biology, biostatistics, wildlife ecology, or related field including experience in conducting research, analyzing data, preparing results for publication; or
  • Bachelors degree in biology, biostatistics, wildlife ecology, or related field plus 1 year experience conducting and analyzing field0based ecological research
  • Valid drivers license
Salary: $30,000 plus benefits
To apply:
  • Submit an online application to the University website (http://unomaha.edu, click on Employment, click on Current Job Openings)
  • Include cover letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three references
  • Review of applications will begin December 3, 2012
For more information contact Dr. L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger at lwolfenbarger@unomaha.edu.

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