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Field Biologist in Herpetology

Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: United States Geological Survey/Cherokee Nation Technologies
Location: Guam
Closing date: not provided

Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT), in behalf of the US Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center, has an opening for a Biologist I, full-time position to join our team of research biologists on Guam. This team conducts ongoing research on the biology, control, and containment of the invasive nocturnal Brown Tree Snake 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.

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

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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.

To Apply:

Apply to Job # 11712 online at www.cherokee-cnt.com. Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Date of Availability, Passport expiration date, and a list of References saved as a single Word or PDF document.

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

About Cherokee Nation Technologies:

Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

We are 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 visit the following two sites:

www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

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.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision:

www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

Assistant Professor/Curator – Genetic/Genomic Ichthyologist

Date Posted: 12 Oct 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 and the Department of Biology at the University of Oklahoma are seeking 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.

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. 

A full-time Collection Manager is funded in this collection.

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.

Qualifications:

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:

Apply online at apply.interfolio.com/43857. 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.

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

Doctoral Research Assistantship in Herpetology

Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Miami University of Ohio
Location: Oxford, Ohio
Closing date: not provided

A PhD research assistantship is available in the Global Change Biology Lab at the Miami University of Ohio. The student will join an ongoing project on evolutionary adaptations to climate change in horned lizards (genus Phrynosoma).

The student will be mainly responsible for assembly and annotation of the genome of the desert horned lizard (Phrynosomaplatyrhinos). The student will be encouraged to develop a PhD dissertation project that will leverage this new genome.

More information about this position can be found at caloprymnus.com/graduate-research.

Qualifications:

The candidate must be enthusiastic, hard working, reliable, willing to learn new techniques, and have a deep interest in genomics and bioinformatics.
Knowledge of programming (e.g. unix, perl, R) is a plus but is not necessary as long as the student is interested in learning these skills.

To Apply:

Inquires and applications can be send to Dr. Tereza Jezkova at tereza [dot] jezkova [at] miamioh [dot] edu. Applications will be accepted immediately and should include the following:

  • Cover letter explaining your research interests and expertise
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contacts for three professional references

Assistant Professor(s) in Population Genetics and Developmental Biology

Date Posted: 6 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: Review will begin on October 20, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) is seeking two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for outstanding scientists who study population genetics and the regulation of developmental processes.

The UL Lafayette Department of Biology is one of the largest biology programs on the Gulf Coast, with about 30 faculty members, 70 graduate students, and more than 900 undergraduate students. Support for research includes a mouse vivarium, aquatics labs, departmental vehicles, green houses, DNA sequencers and other shared instrumentation, the Ecology Center, Microscopy Center, and New Iberia Research Center (a primate facility), and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) marine lab. Opportunities for collaboration are available within the Department, and with personnel at university affiliated centers and two federal research centers (the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and the NOAA Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center) located in the University's Research Park.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public research university with High Research Activity and accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With an enrollment of over 18,000 students and more than 800 full-time faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. UL Lafayette was ranked in the top 20% for total R&D expenditures in the biological sciences in the United States by the National Science Foundation (2015 Herd Data Report). The Brookings Institution recently ranked UL Lafayette 9th for promoting social mobility among four-year public universities in the United States. Further information about UL Lafayette is available on the University's webpage at http://louisiana.edu.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and graduate students and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology.

To Apply:

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: Genetics [dot] search [at] Louisiana [dot] edu (for population genetics applicants) or Development [dot] search [at] louisiana [dot] edu (for developmental biology applicants). To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017.

Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology

Date Posted: 18 Sep 2017 (Show details)

Institution: California State University Long Beach
Location: Long Beach, California
Closing date: Review of applications will begin 16 October 2017

The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) is looking to hire a Terrestrial Vertebrate Biologist, with a preference for someone with expertise in ornithology or herpetology. All areas of ecology and evolutionary biology are welcome, and we are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills that can participate in teaching courses in statistics.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The successful candidate will teach courses in organismal and quantitative biology and the undergraduate and graduate biology core curricula, develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program in Vertebrate Biology that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students, and participate in service to the department, college, university, and community. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences with training and postdoctoral research experience in Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology;
  • A record of research productivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to seek external research funding;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching in vertebrate biology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong field-based research program that includes a cutting-edge technological or quantitative component;
  • At least one year of postdoctoral experience;
  • A record of extramural research support;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses in ornithology or herpetology as well as vertebrate zoology and statistics;
  • Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields.

See web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2492/index.html for more information about this position.

To Apply:

The following documentation is required:

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by references to VertBioSearch [at] csulb [dot] edu
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

Application submission as a single PDF should be sent to VertBioSearch [at] csulb [dot] edu.

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Dessie Underwood, Search Committee Co-Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502
(562) 985-4807 or E-Mail: VertBioSearch [at] csulb [dot] edu

 

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