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Field Biologist / Herpetologist

Date Posted: 29 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an a full-time opening in their Los Gatos headquarters for a field biologist with experience conducting surveys and monitoring for the California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog. This position will involve conducting species surveys and habitat assessments, performing construction monitoring, and preparing reports documenting such field work.


Applicants should have a strong academic background in herpetology (M.S. preferred, B.S. with directly relevant experience will be considered), solid field and/or research experience in California wildlife, and experience in ecological consulting. Previous work with California tiger salamander and California-red-legged frog required. Additional experience conducting nesting bird surveys and surveys for other California fauna is a plus.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting your cover letter, resume and references through or mail/fax to:

H. T. Harvey & Associates,
Attn: Personnel,
983 University Ave., Bldg. D,
Los Gatos, CA 95032;
fax 408.458.3210 and referencing the “Field Biologist/Herpetologist” position.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, with more than 120 ecologists, landscape architects and professional staff in six offices in California and Hawai‘i. Our core areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, wildlife ecology, fisheries and aquatic ecology, plant ecology, landscape architecture and restoration ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, life insurance, and 401K with generous employer match.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Summer Scholars

Date Posted: 29 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Different locations on Oregon
Closing date: 20 February 2015

Oregon Sea Grant is excited to announce our fifth Summer Scholars Program for eligible undergraduates. Summer Scholars will be placed for 10 weeks with an academic, government, or non-governmental organization, and will gain real life practice in marine resource science, policy, management, and outreach.

For more information about eligibility, placements and how to apply, go to

The application deadline is 20 February 2015.

Post-Doc Position - Sensory Anatomy in Fishes

Date Posted: 17 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Rhode Island
Location: Kingston, Rhode Island
Closing date: Position starts in Summer or Fall 2015

A Post-Doc position will be available for 2 years starting in Summer or Fall 2015 in Lab of Jacqueline Webb at the University of Rhode Island. The project will focus on the ontogeny of the sensory systems in neon gobies in the genus Elactinus, as part of a larger collaborative project on the role of larval orientation behavior in establishing patterns of population connectivity.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in sensory biology of fishes and ideally, experience in microscopy (light, fluorescence and/or SEM) and histology of vertebrate tissues. Funded by an NSF grant to Dr. Jacqueline F. Webb. If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV, names of two references, and pdf’s of pertinent publications to Jacqueline_webb [at] uri [dot] edu.

Research Assistantship in Molecular Ecology

Date Posted: 16 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Trent University
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Closing date: 15 February 2015

We are seeking a student interested in molecular ecology for an M.Sc. position in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. The proposed start date is May 2015.

The student will be working with Dr. Erica Nol and Dr. Kevin Kerr (Toronto Zoo) to investigate diet in an aerial insectivore, the Barn Swallow. The dramatic decline of aerial insectivores in general is a major conservation concern in North America. Diet and feeding behaviour of Barn Swallows are highlighted as knowledge gaps in the Province of Ontario Recovery Strategy. This project will involve a variety of methods (including DNA barcoding) to determine insect abundance and diversity in critical habitats and to identify those incorporated into Barn Swallow diet.

Candidates must have a B.Sc. in a related field and be comfortable working in the field. Previous experience with molecular laboratory methods and invertebrate identification are valuable assets. Candidates must also meet the general admission requirements for Trent University. This position will be funded, in part, through an NSERC Industrial Post-graduate Scholarship in partnership with the Toronto Zoo.

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter describing research interests, CV, and list of two or more references to Erica Nol enol [at] trentu [dot] ca. Please submit applications by 15 February 2015.

Faculty in Ecology, Organismal Biology, or Environmental Biology

Date Posted: 16 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Minnesota
Location: Morris, Minnesota
Closing date: Screening of applicants begins 16 February 2015

The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a full-time, one-year, possibly renewable, position in biology beginning August 17, 2015. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate biology courses including a 2000-level survey of organismal biology for majors (with labs), an introductory-level survey of biology for environmental studies/science students (with labs, including field trips to local habitats), and an upper-level organismal or ecological elective in the candidate’s area of expertise; contributing to other courses that support the biology curriculum; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the biology program as well as the campus at large.

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is a residential public liberal arts college serving about 1900 undergraduate students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. UMM is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 10 Best Public Liberal Arts College. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The UMM student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 20% students of color (13% are American Indian students) and a growing international student population.

The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.


Candidates must be at least A.B.D. in ecology, organismal biology, environmental biology, or a closely related field by August 17, 2015. Experience teaching undergraduate biology is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable).

To Apply:

Applications must include a letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Applications may be sent to Ann Kolden, Administrative Assistant, at koldenal [at] morris [dot] umn [dot] edu, (320) 589-6301, or they may be sent to:

Biology Search Committee Chair
Division of Science and Mathematics
University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, MN 56267-2128

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins February 16, 2015. Inquiries can be made to Professor Heather Waye, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6304 (wayex001 [at] morris [dot] umn [dot] edu).

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room 309, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN 56267.

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