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FIA Field Crew Member - USDA Forest Service - CA
Forester (Genetics) - USDA Forest Service - CA
Director - Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center - GA
Procurement Forester - Sappi North America - MN
Process Control Technician - Georgia Pacific - SC
Postdoctoral Fellows Position - University of Alberta - Canada

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Biology at SUNY Brockport -
The Department of Environmental Science and Biology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) for fall 2017. Ph.D. in aquatic invertebrate ecology or related discipline required; ABD candidates must earn their doctoral degree within 6 months of hire. The person who fills this position will teach 9 to 10 contact hours per semester, including an upper division/graduate laboratory Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology (including identification) course, an Introductory Environmental Science or Ecology course, and specialty courses in areas of interest. An active research program involving aquatic invertebrates, which includes MS/BS student participation, external funding and peer-reviewed publications, is expected. Individuals with the potential to increase the diversity of the student body through teaching, mentoring, or research activities are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but review will begin October 23, 2016; applicants should apply by this date for full consideration. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jacques Rinchard, Search Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences and Biology (jrinchar@brockport.edu). Applicants should upload letter of application, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, vita, full contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts of degrees earned (BS, MS, PhD) at: https//www.brockportrecruit.org. AA/EOE.

Associate Professor in Ecology & Evolution UC Irvine - Deadline: October 31, 2016.

Pacific Biodiversity Institute, executive director 

Research Specialist - Locust ecophysiology at Arizona State University
The Research Specialist will perform and oversee a wide
variety of standard laboratory procedures including insect husbandry, chemical analyses, and lab safety in the Cease Lab and new Insect Research Facilities at ASU.The successful candidate will oversee the running and maintenance of these facilities, which includes maintaining host plants to feed four locust species, learning to operate and maintain various laboratory equipment, running and coordinating experiments, and managing data and methods. To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the “Requisition ID” section, type 26203BR. https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant

Director of Botanic Garden at Smith College

POSTDOC- ANALYTICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, AQUATIC CHEMISTRY AND GRADUATE EDUCATION (CREST – CAChE)
Florida International University’s Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) is seeking to fill two post-doctoral researcher positions in the area of analytical environmental chemistry, aquatic chemistry and/or biogeochemistry. The primary objective of the post-doctoral researchers will be to oversee the operations of the CREST-Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE) analytical facility, supervise the technical staff conducting routine analysis, develop new analytical methods and contribute to the training of graduate and undergraduate students in traditional and novel analytical techniques for environmental applications. The appointment is for one year but renewable based on performance and grant funds availability. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references to gardinal@fiu.edu. For more information, please email Dr. Piero Gardinali at gardinal@fiu.edu.Salary range $47,000 – 50,000. Starting date October 1st, 2016.

POSTDOC - Soil ecology and biogeochemistry at Utah State University
The Waring lab is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a project at Utah State
University examining microbial mechanisms of soil carbon stabilization across large environmental gradients in Utah. The ideal applicant will have ample experience with soil biogeochemistry and/or soil metagenomics, excellent writing and communication skills, and a solid publication record. Previous experience working with stable isotopes is preferred but not required. The position offers competitive salary and benefits and is based in Logan, UT, in the beautiful Cache Valley. For more information, please contact bonnie.waring@usu.edu with a cover letter and CV.

POSTDOC- Locust ecophysiology at Arizona State University

INTERNSHIPS:

Georgia Forestry Commission 2017 Summer Internship - GA

ASSISTANTSHIPS:

University of Arkansas Graduate Research Assistantship - AR
University of Georgia M.S. Assistantship - GA
University of Georgia PhD Assistantship – GA

MS/PHD/POSTDOC - Urban Forest Ecology, Data Synthesis
Urbanization is transforming landscapes at a global scale, but patches of forest and other habitats persist and regenerate in cities. Despite their small size, these habitat patches are disproportionately important to both local biodiversity and human well-being. Their managers are faced with a uniquely urban set of problems to solve. Support is available in the Johnson lab for a Doctoral (preferred) or Master of Science student interested in addressing these challenges. Post-doctoral research is also a possibility via joint development of a proposal led by the potential postdoc to a National Center for Socio-Environmental Synthesis post-doctoral fellowship program (http://www.sesync.org; pre-screening application deadline October 24).
The successful applicant will join a project that aids urban forest management decision-making by 1) synthesis of multiple long-term data sets describing biophysical and social variables; 2) increasing information connectivity networks; and 3) testing science-based management approaches. The successful applicant will assist in these efforts and develop a thesis using project-generated data. Experience with collaborative groups will be helpful. A master’s degree or experience demonstrating management, analysis, and synthesis of large data sets is preferred.
The University of Maryland faculty includes experts in a broad range of related fields, including urban forestry, landscape architecture, landscape management, ecology, soil science, environmental science and policy, and many specialties in biology. Competitive support, including health benefits for students and their dependents, is available.
Send a CV, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement describing your research interests, motivation, and relevant experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful applicants is identified. All students must apply to the University of Maryland (http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/); the deadline for applications to the Graduate School for Spring 2017 is October 1. Additional details about the Plant Science Graduate Program of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture can be found at http://psla.umd.edu/.

PhD - Blanding's turtles in Ontario
Supervisors : Dennis Murray (Trent University : http://www.dennismurray.ca)
Gabriel Blouin-Demers (University of Ottawa : http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/gblouin)
Project : Spatial ecology and ecophysiology of Blanding’s turtles near Ottawa, Ontario
We are initiating a PhD project on the spatial ecology and ecophysiology of Blanding’s turtles within the city limits of Ottawa, Ontario. Blanding’s turtles are at their northern limit in southern Ontario, which presents interesting challenges to turtle ecology, behaviour and population dynamics. Using VHF and GPS telemetry, accelerometry, and temperature logging, the student will monitor turtles in the field and develop bioenergetics models describing factors limiting survival and productivity in a northern environment. Because Blanding’s are listed as Threatened in Ontario, the work also has important conservation implications and there is an applied component that is mandated by the research contract. Specifically, the work will document spatial ecology and habitat use of turtles within the semi-urban setting and relative to rapid residential development; we will test the efficacy of mitigation such as road underpasses and fences on turtle survival. The PhD student will have the opportunity to develop additional research questions within the scope of the broader project. The funding package includes a competitive stipend, foreign tuition waiver (if the student is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident) as well as coverage of field-related travel and other expenses. Successful candidates will have an MSc in Ecology, Conservation, or related field, demonstrated evidence of peer-reviewed publications, strong field skills, and an interest in working collaboratively in a large and diverse research group. Additional desirable skills include turtle research experience, GPS telemetry data analysis, and communication with stakeholders. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcript, and contact information for 3 references to Dennis Murray (dennismurray@trentu.ca). The successful candidate should begin enrolment at Trent University by January 2017, and we will accept applications until a suitable candidate is found, so apply early.

PhD - Effects of Rearing Conditions on the Transcriptome of Lake Sturgeon
Longevity, late age to sexual maturity and intermittent spawning are all life-history characteristics that make Lake Sturgeon vulnerable to human impact such as over-fishing and hydroelectric generation. Provincial, First Nation, Industry and Federal bodies have used conservation aquaculture and stock enhancement approaches as a mitigative strategy to protect and sustain threatened or endangered populations of Lake Sturgeon throughout Manitoba for decades. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary group at the University of Manitoba examining the interaction between rearing environment and phenotypic development in Lake Sturgeon populations throughout the Province of Manitoba.
This is a fully funded position that will involve the development of transcriptomic tools to better understand the interaction between rearing environment, genotype and developing phenotype to tailor rearing practices in conservation aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon toward the ultimate goal of increasing fitness potential of the stocked fish. A background in modern molecular techniques such as high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics is desirable. A January or May 2017 start date is preferred. Interested applicants should contact Ken Jeffries (Ken.Jeffries@umanitoba.ca) or Gary Anderson (Gary.Anderson@umanitoba.ca), please outline your research interests and provide your CV in the email.

PhD - Applied Forest Ecology
A PhD-level graduate student position in Applied Forest Ecology is available in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut starting Jan 2017. The position has full Research Assistant funding and will be available to begin studies in the Spring 2017 semester. The Fahey Lab conducts primary and applied research focused on improving our understanding of forest ecosystems and developing strategies to promote resilience in forested landscapes. The funded project is focused on assessing the effects of traditional and ecologically-focused silvicultural treatments on canopy structural complexity and designing and testing management strategies to promote canopy structural complexity and light use efficiency in forests. To be considered please contact Dr. Robert Fahey prior to applying, via email (Robert[dot]fahey[at]uconn[dot]edu), with the following information: Curriculum vitae or resume, GPA and GRE scores, brief statement of research experience, interests and career goals, and contact information for 2-3 references. For more information on my research program, please visit my lab website: http://faheylab.weebly.com. Information about the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment can be found at: http://www.nrme.uconn.edu/ and details about applying to the Graduate
School at the University of Connecticut can be found at: http://grad.uconn.edu/. The Department accepts applications on a rolling basis, but contact with Dr. Fahey should be made before November 1st,
2016 to warrant full consideration.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

AAUW Fellowships & Grants
Women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant! Deadlines for 2017–18 awards are fast approaching.  See the AAUW website for complete eligibility and application information HERE

AMERICAN FELLOWSHIPS
Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for at least eight weeks
Funding: $6,000–$30,000
Deadline: November 15

CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Who may apply: Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period
Funding: $2,000–$12,000
Deadline: December 15

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS
Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Funding: $18,000–$30,000
Deadline: December 1

SELECTED PROFESSIONS FELLOWSHIPS
Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine
Funding: $5,000–$18,000
Deadline: January 10

Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowships
The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Public Policy Fellowship allows U.S. citizens the opportunity to gain unique hands-on experience in the public sector of participating countries by serving as “special assistants” in foreign government ministries.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship candidates must have:
U.S. citizenship
A master’s degree or J.D. by the beginning of their grant period, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a policy-relevant field
Two years of full-time professional experience in areas of interest to a host ministry
Application Deadline: October 11, 2016

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