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Marine Vertebrate Museum Scientist

Date Posted: 23 Aug 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of California, San Diego
Location: San Diego, California
Closing date: 15 September 2015

Under Curator general supervision, maintain collections of fishes, identify and accession new specimens into the SIO Marine Vertebrates collection, and maintain existing and create new data records. Develop and maintain computer databases of holdings. Process approved loan requests. Supervise and train visitors, students, volunteers and limited employees. Advise researchers and graduate students on the best techniques and selection of material. Prepare exhibits and make presentations to the public. Assist with grant proposal preparation and special projects. Ensure commonly accepted EH&S protocols are followed for collection lab spaces. Maintain emergency systems for collection spaces. Purchase equipment and supplies. Serve as liaison with other institutions to facilitate research projects. Prepare and present collection activities and research at group meetings and conferences.

Must be able to work with samples preserved in formalin, alcohol, or other preservatives. Must be willing to go to sea on an occasional basis. Must be able to open and secure jar lids, lift up to 50 lbs, and climb ladders.

More information on duties, requirements and how to apply is available at

Biological Science Technician

Date Posted: 20 Aug 2015 (Show details)

Institution: United States Forest Service
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Closing date: 14, September, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking a biological technician to a broad scope of field and laboratory technical support to four scientists and to professional and other technical research personnel conducting a wide variety of field and laboratory research on fishes, crayfishes, amphibians, reptiles (including venomous and non-venomous snakes), and freshwater mussels, and their habitats in the southeastern United States. The position is located with the Southern Research Station's, Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, located at the Stream Ecology Laboratory in Oxford, Mississippi.

More information on duties, requirements and how to apply is available at

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Susan B. Adams at 662-234-2274 ext. 267, sadams01 [at] fs [dot] fed [dot] us.

Ecology or Evolution of Fishes

Date Posted: 20 Aug 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Michgan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Closing date: 30 September 2015

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Program in the
Environment at the University of Michigan seek applicants for an assistant
professor (tenure-track) position in the ecology or evolutionary biology of
fishes or birds. While we expect to make a junior hire, outstanding senior
applicants will also be considered. This is a university-year appointment
with an expected start date of September 1, 2016. We seek outstanding
individuals who use comparative fish or bird systems to study any area of
ecology or evolutionary biology, and who would offer exceptional courses in
the ecology or evolution of either taxon. Also strongly encouraged are
research programs that could take advantage of the world-class biodiversity
collections of the Museum of Zoology and/ or utilize the EEB Department’s
biological field stations. Museum curatorial activities may replace some
teaching duties for appropriate candidates.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement describing your
current and future plans for research, a statement of your teaching
philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any),
statement of curatorial philosophy and experience (if appropriate), and
copies of publications (maximum of 4).

To apply, use this link:
and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted through the
same website. Review of applications will begin on October 1st 2015 and will
continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly
encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs
of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Assistant Professor in Integrative Genomics

Date Posted: 18 Aug 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 16 October 2015.

The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to complement our strengths in evolutionary, molecular, and coastal biology. We are searching for an outstanding scientist using genomics, bioinformatics and molecular biology tools to address important questions in evolution, behavior, physiology, or environmental biology.


Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: genomicssearch [dot] search [at] louisiana [dot] edu. Please refer to Integrative Genomics search in the subject line. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 16, 2015.

UL Lafayette is an EEO/AA employer. 

Director of Natural History Museum

Date Posted: 29 Jul 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Miami University
Location: Oxford, Ohio
Closing date: Screening of applications begins 10 August 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Biology at Miami University is seeking a Director for the Hefner Museum of Natural History. The starting date is January 1, 2016.

The Museum Director will have overall responsibility for the museum and its educational goals and strategic plan, and is responsible for all matters concerning personnel, space, budget, and the search for external funding to support museum outreach. The Museum Director is a staff member within the Department of Biology; the Director reports to the department chair. The Director is expected to teach a minimum of two courses per year within the Department of Biology. Courses might include Vertebrate Zoology, Environmental Education with an Emphasis on Natural History, Local Flora and Fauna, Museum Studies, and Exhibit Development.

Required Qualifications:

At least a Master's degree in an appropriate disciplinary or museum field; candidates who hold a BA/BS and have significant, wide-ranging experience as a museum professional will be considered. Particularly important is a background in exhibit creation and development and the management of collections, especially vertebrates and mollusks.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as a naturalist, project manager, and environmental educator.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to

Direct inquiries to Darlene Davidson at davidsmd [at] miamioh [dot] edu. Screening of applications begins August 10, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

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