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Wildlife Biologist

Date Posted: 11 Feb 2016 (Show details)

Institution: University of Florida Fort Lauderdale
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Closing date: The start date is as soon as ideal candidate is identified and available.

The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with projects related to research and monitoring of American Alligators and American Crocodiles. Biologist will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including some nights, and must commit to at least one year of work. Position may be extended depending on performance and funding. Successful candidate will also work on projects monitoring invasive reptiles. Additional descriptions of ongoing research can be found at

The salary starts at $14/hour may be more depending on qualifications and experience. The start date is as soon as ideal candidate is identified and available.


Biologist will work with scientists and managers from the University of Florida as well as state and federal agencies. Primary duties include alligator and crocodile spotlight surveys and captures, boat and vehicle maintenance, and data management. Ideal candidate should have experience operating airboats and motorboats. Additional duties include surveys for native and nonnative reptiles, amphibians, and mammals and Argentine Black and White Tegu radio-telemetry and trapping.


  • Degree in ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field
  • Maintain work quality and positive attitude in challenging, muddy, rocky, remote settings in hot and humid weather with biting insects, alligators, and venomous snakes
  • Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording are essential
  • Ability to work independently and with others safely in a fast-paced environment
  • Possession or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license
  • Experience navigating off-trail with aid of GPS and compass
  • Working knowledge of South Florida ecosystems and wildlife
  • Experience operating vehicles with 4WD and manual transmissions
  • Ability to trailer, operate, and maintain airboats and motorboats
  • Knowledge and experience in safely handling crocodilians
  • First aid/CPR training is helpful but not required

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest and resume or CV by email to Mike Rochford at crocdoc_jobs [at] hotmail [dot] com and use subject heading “Wildlife Biologist” 

Senior Animal Keeper - Herps & Fish

Date Posted: 7 Feb 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Oregon Zoo, Metro Oregon
Location: Portland, Oregon
Closing date: 17 February 2016

The Senior Animal Keeper for the Herps and Fish area functions as the on-site lead and coordinator with day-to-day responsibility for the animal care team for the herp and fish collection at the Oregon Zoo. This position is responsible for leading, assigning, overseeing and monitoring the work of Animal Keepers, interns, volunteers and other staff; advancing area and overall zoo animal care, including safety, health, enrichment and training; keeping the area in top operating and professional condition and enhancing overall education and experience.

Senior Animal Keepers lead, collaborate, guide and/or implement breeding, conservation, and research projects; lead and participate in the development and implementation of improved plans, protocols, and procedures; oversee and perform emergency service functions; and may perform designated duties of Animal Keepers or supervisory personnel.

The salary is $24.62–31.41 hourly/


Bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, or related subjects relevant to the care of zoo animals with five years progressively responsible animal keeper related experience with a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians, fish and aquatic invertebrates or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in a lead capacity at a zoo, public aquarium or similar institution. SCUBA certification is required. A valid driver's license is required.

To Apply:

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Application requirements

  • Electronic application,
  • Answer to supplemental questions,
  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

At the Oregon Zoo, we strive to hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Doctoral Fellowships in Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 3 Feb 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Hector Fellow Academy, University of Konstanz
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Closing date: Application periods are 1 January to 30 April and from 1 August to 31 October.

The Hector Fellow Academy is seeking applicants to conduct self-developed research projects in evolutionary biology under the supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Axel Meyer. The positions offer full-time employment as research assistants at the University of Konstanz for a period of three years. In addition, fellows receive financial support for their research projects.

For more information and to apply online, go to

Wildlife Research Technicians

Date Posted: 13 Jan 2016 (Show details)

Institution: California State University, Fresno Foundation
Location: Central Valley & Mojave Desert, California
Closing date: Application review begins January 22, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

Eight (8) Research Technicians will be hired through a contract with the California State University, Fresno Foundation to support California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s “Terrestrial Species Stressor Monitoring” project. As part of a resource assessment team, technicians will be responsible for implementing field surveys at selected sites throughout the Great Valley and Mojave Desert Ecoregions of California. The goal of this project is to monitor terrestrial wildlife populations (including birds, mammals, reptiles, & amphibians) and their vulnerability to drought and other stressors. Successful candidates will be responsible for deployment & retrieval of monitoring equipment, field data collection and management, and logistical coordination with other crews and CDFW staff. Specific data collection duties will include vegetation surveys and plant identification, avian point count surveys, visual encounter surveys for reptiles and amphibians, and opportunistic observations of other wildlife (e.g., scat, tracks, burrows, etc.). Field work will occur from mid-March through July 2016, and may require up to 48 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Teams will be assigned to either the Central Valley or Mojave Desert for the duration of the field season.


Under the general direction of California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Project Managers, the incumbent will be responsible for the following. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Extensive use of GPS and maps to navigate to individual study sites, both on foot and using 4-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Set up, check, and take down camera stations and acoustic recorders, including following detailed protocols and troubleshooting sensitive electronic equipment in remote locations.
  • Collect biological data using standardized inventory methods, including vegetation surveys, amphibian and reptile visual encounter surveys, and bird point count surveys. Legibly and accurately enter data on paper forms.
  • Extensive travel to remote locations for up to a week at a time throughout the field season (March- July), including camping in remote locations.
  • Safely perform strenuous field work, including hiking long distances over rugged terrain in extreme weather conditions, carrying heavy equipment, and operating hand tools.
  • Communicate regularly with CDFW Field Coordinators and other teams regarding project logistics and completion status, equipment needs, personnel issues, and safety concerns.
  • Download electronic data, enter survey data into databases, and perform quality control checks of all data collected.
  • Prepare monthly reports such as time sheets, travel expense claims, and mileage logs.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with landowners and the general public.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience and/or educational background in biological surveying, field sampling, or studying/evaluating wildlife populations and habitats.
  • Proven ability to accurately collect, record, and report data, and adhere to data collection and safety protocols in a field setting.
  • Physical capability and endurance to safely and efficiently conduct field work in remote settings under inclement weather conditions, including the ability to hike off-trail across steep, rough terrain, carrying heavy equipment.
  • Strong organizational skills and familiarity with common computer software programs (e.g., spreadsheets, word processing, databases, electronic mail).
  • Experience performing vegetation surveys and/or plant identification. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert plant species is preferred.
  • Experience conducting avian point count surveys and/or identifying bird species by vocalizations. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert bird species is preferred.
  • Experience identifying reptile and amphibian species and/or conducting visual encounter surveys for these taxa. Familiarity with California Central Valley and/or Mojave Desert species is preferred.
  • Experience interpreting camera trap photographic data is preferred.
  • Experience conducting bioacoustic monitoring is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain professional working relationships with supervisors and peers.
  • Ability and willingness to travel for up to a week at a time throughout the field season (March-June), camping in remote areas.
  • Proficiency navigating with maps and handheld GPS. Familiarity with SPOT locators is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record; 4-wheel drive experience is preferred for Central Valley work, and is required for work in the Mojave Desert.


Salary: $15.00/hour. Benefits include vacation, sick, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

To Apply:

Please visit the Human Resources page at for job announcement (#16-848) and application.

Applications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or delivered in person to:

California State University, Fresno
Auxiliary Human Resources
2771 E. Shaw Ave. (there is no suite number)
Fresno, CA 93710 Fax: (559) 278-0988

E-mail completed application & resume to: HRAUX [at] LISTSERV [dot] csufresno [dot] edu

Assistant Professor of Biology - Aquatic Ecology

Date Posted: 15 Dec 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Central Missouri
Location: Warrensburg, Missouri
Closing date: Review of applications begins 19 January 2016 and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Central Missouri Department of Biology and Agriculture is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Biology.

Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, courses in aquatic ecology, limnology, ichthyology, environmental science (Gen Ed) and upper division elective courses to be developed. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes undergraduate and graduate students, as well as advise biology students, supervise internships, serve on university committees, advise American Fisheries Society student chapter and participate in curriculum revision as needed.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate should possess the following credentials, experience, and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • A PhD degree in Biology, Fisheries, Wildlife Biology or a related area from an accredited institution; ABD will be considered;
  • Coursework demonstrating knowledge of aquatic ecology, ichthyology and related areas;
  • Evidence of teaching experience in undergraduate courses;
  • Engagement in a research program that has resulted in peer-reviewed publications;
  • Demonstration of clear written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in developing a research program that includes undergraduate and masters degree student participation;
  • Evidence of involvement in extramural funded research;
  • Documented commitment to developing and assessing student learning outcomes;
  • Experience using instructional multimedia (e.g., iClicker, Blackboard, Adobe Connect, etc.) in both face-to-face and on-line classrooms.

The University of Central Missouri, located 35 miles southeast of the Kansas City Metropolitan area, is a public comprehensive university with more than 13,000 students providing a small-college learning environment coupled with large-university opportunities. The Department of Biology and Agriculture offers a baccalaureate degree in biology with seven areas of emphasis and a baccalaureate degree in Agriculture with four areas of emphasis, baccalaureate degrees in medical technology, radiological technology and biology education as well as master’s degrees in biology and environmental studies. The department has approximately 20 full-time biology and agriculture faculty and two department laboratory technicians. The faculty are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and scholarship.

To Apply:

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998221.

Candidates should submit the following documentation:

  • A letter of application that outlines the applicant's interest, qualifications, and experience for the position;
  • A description of teaching philosophy;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.
  • Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in the search process. 

Review of applications begins January 19, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 1, 2016. This is a 9-month appointment. Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Jay Raveill, Search Committee Chair, telephone (660) 543-8812 or e-mail: raveill [at] ucmo [dot] edu.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity within its community. Affirmative Action (AA)/Equal opportunity employer (EEO)/ Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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