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Ph.D. Assistantship in Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Management

Date Posted: 27 Apr 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Northern Illinois University
Location: DeKalb, Illinois
Closing date: 15 May 2016

The Department of Biology at Northern Illinois University seeks a motivated Ph.D. student to develop a dissertation research project utilizing data from the Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFPD) Long-Term Wildlife Monitoring Program to assess outcomes and identify successful strategies for meeting restoration and management targets. The LCFPD has substantial data on wildlife populations (especially small mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians), land cover, and management history, which will allow the student to pursue unique and important questions about restoration ecology and habitat management.

The student will work under the guidance of ecologists and restoration biologists at Northern Illinois University: Dr. Nick Barber, Dr. Holly Jones, and Dr. Rich King, and with managers at LCFPD. The position will include stipend and tuition remission, with a starting date of August 2016 or January 2017.


Prospective students should be comfortable working during inclement weather, possess a valid driver’s license, and be willing to oversee a small team of field technicians. Competitive candidates will have a Master’s degree and strong GRE scores. Experience with mark-recapture methods, occupancy modeling, and wildlife management is desirable. 

To Apply:

Interested students should email Nick Barber (nbarber [at] niu [dot] edu) by May 15, 2016, with a cover letter that explains your research background and interests and why you want to pursue a Ph.D. Please also include a CV with GPA and GRE scores.

Northern Illinois University is a 20,000-student research university in DeKalb, Illinois, a diverse community of 50,000 with a low cost of living. The Department of Biological Sciences includes faculty with a wide range of research interests, including an active Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, and Conservation research concentration. Details of the graduate program are available at

Field Biologist (Herpetology)

Date Posted: 18 Apr 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Cherokee Services Group for for US Geological Survey
Location: Guam and Mariana Islands
Closing date: not provided

Cherokee Services Group (CSG) has an opening for a full-time biologist to join a research team investigating the biology, control, and containment of the invasive nocturnal Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis) on Guam, the Mariana Islands, and throughout the Pacific region.

The successful candidate will be provided with the unique opportunity to participate in ongoing research in a dynamic Pacific island field setting. He or she may also be trained as a member of the Rapid Response Team which could require multi-week trips to other (possibly remote) locations in search of snakes, including long hours and difficult conditions involving hot, humid and rainy inclement weather.


  • Fieldwork includes the hand capture of live snakes, collection of morphological data, preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment for experiments, preparation of study sites
  • Handling of live and dead animals (snake, lizards, rodents, and other vertebrates)
  • Field data collection occurs both during the day and at night.
  • Study site preparation will require the use of brush cutting equipment, power saws, and other equipment
  • Duties also include laboratory work and care of lab animals
  • The meticulous collection of field data and data entry is required while adhering to scientific and safety protocols


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Education or related field
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Applicants must be in possession of a valid passport and be able to work legally in the U.S.
  • Excellent (corrected) eyesight, health and physical stamina, a strong work ethic and the ability to work on a research team are required
  • Ability to walk over rough terrain, carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment, tolerance of climatic extremes in mosquito and spider infested areas while maintaining a sense of humor
  • Demonstrated interest in working on a nocturnal species
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills as well as the ability to produce professional quality documents
  • Ability to pass an extensive background check for access to military property

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in academic applied research, a background in international field research, experience with snake handling, a desire to live in the tropics, and a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft word processing and database applications.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

To Apply:

Apply online at to Job #10046. Applications should include an updated resume and a cover letter, including the expiration date of your passport, your date of availability, and an outline of why you feel you would be a good addition to our team.

Travel to and from Guam is paid with a one year commitment.

Cherokee Services Group provides technical support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget. It is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click on the following two links:

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail CNB [dot] Compliance [at] cn-bus [dot] com for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status. 

Instructor/Curator in Fisheries and Wildlife

Date Posted: 14 Apr 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 8 May 2016

Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife invites applications for a full-time Instructor/Curator. We seek an energetic, enthusiastic colleague with a passion for biological collections to help advance our nationally and internationally recognized teaching, research and outreach programs. Our interdisciplinary, collaborative department works throughout the Pacific Northwest and the world in diverse environments, and has long focused on understanding vertebrate biology and biodiversity as a foundation of effective conservation and management. Our Corvallis location affords easy access to Oregon’s diverse habitats and natural resources, including the Pacific Ocean, the deepest lake in the United States, extensive networks of rivers and streams, progressive urban and agricultural areas, mountains and high deserts.

The successful candidate will teach three to four Ecampus or summer session courses per year on topics related to zoology, taxonomy, systematics, ecology, evolution, natural history, conservation and curation; manage and curate OSU’s collections of fishes, mammals, birds and aquatic Invertebrates, train and direct undergraduate collections assistants, produce scholarly work related to research, curation or outreach using natural history collections, and provide service to the department, university and profession.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statements detailing your interest and experience in teaching, curation, and promoting diversity (one page each), and contact information (email and telephone) for three professional references at (posting number P00199UF). The position requires a master’s degree in vertebrate zoology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, museum studies, or a related field. A more detailed position description, including other minimum and preferred qualifications, also appears on that site. Applications must be received on or before Sunday, May 8, 2016 to be considered.

Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Brian Sidlauskas, at brian [dot] sidlauskas [at] oregonstate [dot] edu.

Postdoctoral Position in Fish Molecular Systematic

Date Posted: 7 Apr 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista
Location: Botucatu, Brazil
Closing date: 10 May 2016

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudio Oliveira in the Department of Morphology at the Universidade Estadual Paulista. The successful candidate will work on projects involving molecular biodiversity, molecular systematic and biogeography of the order Characiformes. The candidate will also help the P.I. mentor graduate students, teach evolutionary biology classes, and manage an active lab working on diverse grant-supported projects. The candidate also will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research project(s) that are directly related to Characiformes phylogeny and biodiversity. The student will be supported by a research scholarship (about $ 1,500/month, plus insurance) for the first 2 years.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in biology or related field with a focus on molecular systematics of fishes. (Awarded on or before April 2016.)
  • Previous research experience and a strong publication record.
  • Field experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Minimal knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Molecular biology experience in the use of Next Generation Technologies (with associated skills in the bioinformatics analysis of these types of data) with fishes.
  • Desire to teach graduate classes in evolution biology and systematics.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a CV, a 2-page (maximum) statement of interest including research and teaching background and goals, and contact details for two individuals who could provide a confidential letter of recommendation to Dr. Claudio Oliveira (claudio [at] ibb [dot] unesp [dot] br).

Assistant Professor in Marine Conservation Ecology

Date Posted: 24 Feb 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, New York
Closing date: Review of applications will begin April 15, 2016 but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in marine conservation ecology, to begin as early as Fall 2016. We are especially interested in candidates who utilize innovative quantitative approaches in an area such as systems ecology and modeling, molecular genetics, resource management, fisheries ecology, population and community dynamics, ecotoxicology, or statistical modeling. Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent externally funded research program, to teach and direct research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in school and university services. All candidates must have a Ph.D. in marine conservation ecology or a relevant field and have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching. The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate will join a faculty internationally known for their leadership in research in the atmospheric sciences, fisheries, and all the major disciplines of oceanography. The school has more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 50 faculty and 40 staff working together to better understand how our marine, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments function and are related to one another; providing numerous opportunities for collaborative and inter-disciplinary research.

To Apply:

For a full position description, or to apply online, visit (Ref. # F-9610-16-02).

Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Paulette Gerber, Search Coordinator 
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Endeavour Hall, Room 145
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000

Stony Brook University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer (Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran).

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