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Marine Economic and Tourist Development Resource Coordinator

Date Posted: 19 Feb 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Tourist Development Department, Okaloosa County
Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Closing date: not provided

Okaloosa County, Florida, is looking for a Marine economic and Tourist Development Resource Coordinator. This person will plan and coordinate programs, and will seek funding related to the promotion of ecotourism, coastal recreation, sustainable marine fisheries, waterfront utilization, coast and marine aquaculture and artificial reefs in conjunction with environmental protection initiatives. 

The candidate must have a bachelor's degree in one of the physical or natural sciences, or a closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years of project management experience in planning, program evaluation, research, and analysis with an emphasis on artificial reefs and/or nature-based tourism; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge and experience of the unique Northwest Florida marine ecosystems and the regional marine community is preferred. Must have expertise working with geographic information systems and other coordinate systems.

To apply, go to Okaloosa County Human Resources website. For more information about the position, go to the listing for the Marine Economic and Tourist Development Resource Coordinator.

Graduate Positions - Mercury Biogeochemistry

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Trent University
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Closing date: not provided

Graduate studies opportunities at the MSc and PhD level at Trent University are available to study the fractionation of mercury isotopes in environmental processes to unravel the biogeochemical cycling of mercury and includes both laboratory and field work at potentially exotic and remote locales. A second line or research involves investigating the fate of nanoparticles (e.g. silver) in the environment and the development of novel methods to measure nanoparticles in-situ.

Accepting applications now. Please send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Holger Hintelmann at hhintelmann [at] trentu [dot] ca.

Graduate Research Assistant in Aquatic Salamander Ecology

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Murray State University
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Closing date: 1 March 2015 or until the position is filled.

Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology to conduct research on the predatory effects of size-structured salamander populations on community and ecosystem interactions while completing a M.S. degree in Watershed Science.This is a full-time position that will begin June 2015.


  • B.S. in biology, ecology, or related discipline;
  • Previous experience with field and/or lab experiments, pond ecosystems, and amphibian and invertebrate ecology highly desirable.


$12,000 per year plus potential for competitive tuition waivers. Other benefits include housing at the Hancock Biological Station (Murray, KY) during the academic year.

To Apply:

Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae including undergraduate GPA and GRE scores, and the names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman [at] murraystate [dot] edu). The deadline is March 1, 2015 or until the position is filled.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Biology Instructor

Date Posted: 14 Feb 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on 30 March 2015.

The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invites applications for an instructor position for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is a temporary position with the possibility of renewal.

The primary teaching assignment will involve a variety of on-campus freshman biology courses. Other responsibilities may include student recruitment and retention, curriculum and program development and evaluation, club advising, and committee service.


Applicants must have a minimum of a MS degree in the biological sciences. Lecture experience in on-campus courses is strongly preferred; however, familiarity with online education approaches would be an asset. The salary range is approximately $40,000 - $41,000 plus benefits, depending on an applicant's education and experience. Opportunities to increase earned income through instructional overloads will be available most semesters including summers. 

To Apply:

Applicants should email the following materials as a single pdf attachment to Dr. Pegge Alciatore, Assistant Department Head, pla7994 [at] louisiana [dot] edu: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references (including postal and email addresses). Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2015.

UL Lafayette is an EEO/AA employer.

Ph.D. Positions in Limnology

Date Posted: 7 Feb 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Trent University
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Closing date: Positions would ideally begin before 1 September 2015

NSERC Canadian FloodNet is a newly established Strategic Network funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada. The Network involves researchers from 12 Canadian universities and aims to address a range of issues related to flood forecasting, flood frequency estimation, floods in a changing climate, environmental impacts of floods and socio-economic impacts of floods. The Canadian FloodNet has numerous partners including provincial forecast centers, hydropower companies, conservation authorities and government agencies that will work closely with university researchers.

Within the theme of environmental impact of floods on aquatic systems, we invite applications from highly motivated PhD students. The overarching objective of this theme is to understand the impacts of flood events, both positive and negative, and, to ultimately provide a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of flooding on ecosystem services that can be incorporated into an enhanced approach to flood management.

The graduate positions will be based at Trent University in Peterborough, ON, Canada as part of the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program. This is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary project and interested candidates should have a background in one or several of the fields of ecology, limnology, environmental science, hydrology, statistics, or modeling. Candidates should be able to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team, and with supporting organizations. The projects will be highly integrated and can include: effects of flooding or elevated water levels on surface water quality of forested, urban and agriculture catchments; analysis of nutrient budgets of flooded forested and agriculture catchments; analysis of flood frequency events in regulated and non-regulated rivers and their relation to ecosystem condition; linking flooding events or elevated water levels to ecosystem structure (e.g., biodiversity), function (e.g., primary production) and aquatic ecosystem services. There is a possibility to conduct internships with partner organizations.

The positions would ideally begin before September 1, 2015. The graduate positions are intended to be funded at the Ph.D. level but we will consider exceptional M.Sc. candidates. Interested candidates should submit:

  • Cover letter explaining how their background and expertise fits within FloodNet;
  • Complete CV;
  • Names and addresses of three references;
  • Unofficial transcripts. 

The application material should be sent to Dr. Marguerite Xenopoulos (mxenopoulos [at] trentu [dot] ca), Department of Biology, Trent University.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

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