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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.

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:

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/43857.

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

Assistant/Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology

Date Posted: 8 Aug 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Mississippi State University
Location: Starkville, Mississippi
Closing date: Review begins 1 September and continues until filled

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. This person will be involved in research, teaching, and service. The position starts 2 January 2018 or as negotiated.

We seek an ecologist specializing in aquatic vertebrates, invertebrates and plants, as well as water resources whose research will combine a mix of observational, experimental and/or molecular approaches including advances in spatial and statistical modeling to address applied questions in aquatic ecology and impacts of agricultural land-use on aquatic ecosystems. We encourage applicants with expertise in the management of populations and monitoring, habitat use and animal movement, and those who integrate their work into the broader aquatic ecosystem context.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive, externally-funded, and nationally/internationally recognized research program, effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaching within the Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture program. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, ichthyology, limnology, management of aquatic ecosystems, etc. Graduate level courses consistent with the expertise of the candidate and with departmental and college needs may also be developed. Many courses in the department have a strong field component.

Potential areas of research opportunity and need include ecology of river and stream ecosystems, restoration of aquatic systems, management of invasive species, monitoring and conservation of threatened and endangered aquatic organisms, environmental toxicology, community ecology and use of eDNA for aquatic monitoring and surveys. The southeastern US is a place of unparalleled aquatic biodiversity and has some of the richest aquatic fauna of any temperate area in the world; unfortunately it is also one of the most imperiled ecosystems on the planet. Potential conservation focal areas within the state and region include threatened sturgeon, hellbenders, freshwater mussels, darter species, crayfish, alligator snapping turtle, aquatic pitcher plants, sea turtles and various marine mammal species, to name a few. 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. with expertise in aquatic ecology and/or related discipline. Excellence in teaching, communication and organizational skills, procurement of extramural funds to accomplish research, facilitation of graduate students, publication of peer-reviewed and refereed publications, and a commitment to service are expected. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse science disciplines, various stakeholder groups and work closely with federal and state resource agencies to support long-term partnerships.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working on river/stream systems, postdoctoral or agency research experience, and mentoring and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose research naturally crosses disciplinary lines and may address questions of relevance to state and regional agencies.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online (explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496088/assistant-professor-or-associate-professor; position PARF# 496088) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching philosophies. Send official and complete college transcripts, reprints of recent refereed publications, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Beth Baker, Ph.D.
Faculty Search and Screening Committee (Aquatic Ecology)
Box 9690
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State, MS 39762
beth [dot] baker [at] msstate [dot] edu

For more information, call (662) 325-7491 or email at beth [dot] baker [at] msstate [dot] edu.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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 workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=htharvey&jobId=28341&lang=en_US&source=CC2 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.

Description:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1646052.

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.

Wildlife/Plant Biologist

Date Posted: 13 Jul 2017 (Show details)

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

Redhorse Corporation has a need for a Wildlife/Plant Biologist on a task with the U.S. Army Department of Public Works at Fort Irwin, CA.

Description:

  • Lead and/or assist with biological monitoring programs for springs/seeps, burrowing owl, Mojave fringe-toed lizard, Mohave ground squirrel, Lane Mountain milkvetch, desert cymopterus.
  • Draft annual monitoring reports for 1 or 2 of the monitoring programs listed above.
  • Conduct wildlife and vegetation surveys to ensure compliance with environmental laws associated with dig permit requests.
  • Respond to after-hours call requesting assistance with wildlife/human conflicts (typically 1 week per month).
  • Conduct or assist with environmental outreach briefings and events concerning Mojave Desert ecology and/or military requirements related to environmental laws.
  • On an annual basis, this position requires 40 - 50% field work (typically exceeding 50% during spring and fall seasons).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience OR a Master of Science (MS) in a relevant field.
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Excellent 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 working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council's Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques course.
  • Experience conducting general natural resource inventories, and/or 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).
  • At least a 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 workstations.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1624347.

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. 

coiled timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus
two specimens of Maccullochella macquariensis
Tombigbee Darter, Etheostoma lachneri