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Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator - Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 13 Sep 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of California
Location: Berkeley, California
Closing date: 1 December 2017

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, invite applications for a full time (50% IB, 50% MVZ) tenure-track position in vertebrate evolutionary biology at the Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator level. Potential start date is July 1, 2018. The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology is a world-renowned institution dedicated to understanding the ecology, evolution, and organismal biology of vertebrates using field studies, museum collections, and laboratory research. We seek exceptional candidates working in any area of vertebrate biology, and on any vertebrate group, whose work emphasizes collection or field based studies within a comparative context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) phylogenetics, biogeography, adaptation, speciation, ecological and evolutionary genetics, genomics, behavior, population dynamics, physiology, comparative morphology, and developmental biology. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active field program and to contribute to building and utilizing museum collections, facilitating ongoing MVZ programs of research and education. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Department of Integrative Biology.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:

Applicants with an exceptional research record in any area of vertebrate biology are encouraged to apply. The Museum and Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Expertise in collections-based research and field studies.

To Apply:

Apply online at Applicants should include the following required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments
  • Statement of Research Objectives
  • Statement of Curatorial Experience and Interest in Museum-Based Research
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • List of Publications
  • Significant Publication #1
  • Significant Publication #2
  • Significant Publication #3
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split 

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

Applications must be received by December 1, 2017. Please direct all questions to Integrative Biology Academic Personnel ib_recruit [at] berkeley [dot] edu.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Senior Technical Leader in Fish Protection Research

Date Posted: 5 Sep 2017 (Show details)

Institution: EPRI
Location: Palo Alto, CA, Charlotte, NC, or Knoxville, TN
Closing date: not provided

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is seeking a Senior Technical Leader to represent EPRI in a highly visible and critical technical area – in our Fish Protection research. Candidates should be a subject matter expert and preferably be involved in the research work of other public and private organizations in this field. Preferred candidates will have maintained expertise by in-depth involvement in the state-of-the-art research and technology development in the field. This position supports our Fish Protection (CWA Section 316(a)&(b) for thermal, entrainment and impingement compliance) research program. The position also covers fish passage and protection at hydroelectric and marine kinetic energy facilities and contributes to projects within the organization on whatever basis necessary for effective utilization of expertise.

To Apply:

Go to the online job listing to learn more and apply.

Assistant Professor/Curator - Genetic/Genomic Ichthyologist

Date Posted: 25 Aug 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Closing date: Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Sam Noble Museum seeks a creative, collaborative thinker with a collection-based research program involving molecular approaches to studying fish systems. We are especially interested in candidates who use genomic tools and data sets in combination with innovative computational, ecological, behavioral and/or comparative approaches to address important biological questions ranging from the origin and maintenance of organismal diversity, adaptation to changing environments, evolution, conservation, and human health and disease. Areas of research interests include, but are not limited to: comparative genomics, landscape/population genetics, geographical ecology, global change biology, evolutionary genetics, and mechanisms of evolution. A full-time Collection Manager is funded in this collection.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop and maintain an innovative, extramurally-funded research program in fish systems;
  • Oversee care and obtain support for a collection of about 1 million specimens by maintaining records, identifying and cataloging specimens, supervising preparators and assistants, expanding and preserving the collections, and developing long-range plans for collection maintenance and development;
  • Contribute to museum public exhibit development and support;
  • Develop and contribute to museum-related outreach activities;
  • Contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including instruction of one course per year (one-half the regular department teaching load) in ichthyology, animal behavior, biogeography, genetics, evolution, comparative anatomy, ecological modeling, or bioinformatics. 

The Sam Noble Museum is an organized research unit of the University of Oklahoma and is one of the finest university museums in the world. The museum has an outstanding curatorial, collections, education, exhibits, and support staff that serves the museum’s mission from research to preservation to education at all levels. The Department of Biology is a leading academic department with a tradition of excellence in organismal biology. It is home to 20 of the 44 faculty in the University's graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and it is currently in the process of hiring several new faculty in the next two to three years to expand on its strengths in biology of behavior.


A Ph.D., teaching experience, and field and museum research experience in ichthyology are required.

Preference will be given to biologists with a documented record of collections-based research in natural history, including field experience and a broad taxonomic understanding of fishes, who also clearly demonstrate cross-disciplinary research programs.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of experience and goals (including teaching, research, and curation), representative pdf reprint examples, and three confidential letters of reference using at

Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Wildlife Ecologist

Date Posted: 24 Jul 2017 (Show details)

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

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate openings in our Fresno office for experienced wildlife ecologists at various levels who specialize in mammalogy, ornithology, or herpetology. The selected candidates will be responsible for conducting surveys for species in their area of specialization; completing habitat assessments; and working on CEQA/NEPA projects, mitigation plans, natural resource management plans, and wildlife inventories and management plans. These positions will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and sometimes to work alone in a variety of weather conditions. The work may require overnight travel and weekend work.


  • Solid field experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Current federal (i.e., 10[a][1][A]) or state authorization to handle species or experience qualifying the ecologist to be added to a corporate permit for these species is a plus.
  • Candidates with an M.S. or PhD are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

To Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link using ONE .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only ONE attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into ONE file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs nearly 100 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise are restoration ecology, landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic 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.
Our employment package includes a competitive salary; medical, dental, and life insurance; and a 401(k) with generous employer match. 

Biological Field Technician

Date Posted: 13 Jul 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Redhorse Corporation
Location: Fort Irwin, California
Closing date: not provided

Redhorse Corporation has a need has a need for a Biological Field Technician to join our team on a multi-year engagement located on Fort Irwin near Barstow, CA.


  • Conducting fence checks/repairs.
  • Water delivery and care of captive desert tortoises.
  • Assisting with programs designed to monitor and preserve biodiversity at Federal facilities in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.
  • Collecting biological data in order to contribute valuable findings concerning the distribution and abundance of flora and fauna, and land conservation practices.
  • Researching, observing, and monitoring plant and animal habitats in a given region for the purpose of determining population, pollution, health and predator-prey dynamic.
  • Conducting government research in the field to better understand an ecosystem.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Conducting threatened, endangered and sensitive species surveys.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Experience working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council’s “Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques” course.
  • Plant identification skills for species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in plant identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new plant species quickly.
  • Experience with Fort Irwin’s other special status species (Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mohave Ground Squirrel).
  • Experience capturing or handling wildlife species using specialized equipment (Traps, snake tongs, noose pole).
  • Experience towing trailers and mending fence breaches.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations.

To Apply:

Apply online at

Please contact Amy Schmid at amy [dot] schmid [at] redhorsecorp [dot] com with any questions.

Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.

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