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Associate Professor/Professor of Fisheries and Ecosystems

Date Posted: 4 Apr 2018 (Show details)

Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Location: Juneau or Fairbanks, Alaska
Closing date: 6 May 2018

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), invites applications for the prestigious President’s Professor of Fisheries and Ecosystemsan. While the position is expected to be hired at the associate or full professor rank, exceptional candidates at the assistant level will be considered. This tenure-track position is fully funded for 12 months over the first 3 years, and thereafter receives 9-months of funding with the expectation that the incumbent will secure grants for 3 months of summer support annually. 

The position will be based at either of our CFOS locations in Juneau or Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful applicant will help train the next generation of fisheries scientists, biologists and biometricians to meet workforce needs of state and federal fishery management agencies, nongovernmental and tribal organizations, and the fishing industry. The incumbent will lead a vigorous Alaska-based fishery research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers. The incumbant will teach graduate courses as well as upper division undergraduate courses in the new Baccalaureate Program in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences jointly offered by UAF and the University of Alaska Southeast.

The President’s Professor will be a nationally and internationally renowned leader in fisheries science and sustainable fishery management. This hire is a vital part of our strategy to strengthen the fisheries program in CFOS at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The incumbent will further enhance the profile of UA through service in both state and federal fisheries management arenas, such as serving as member of organizations such as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (NPFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee, a group of experts responsible for setting science-based catch limits for federally managed commercial fisheries in Alaska.

UAF is Alaska’s research university and Alaska offers unparalleled opportunities for freshwater and marine fisheries research. CFOS has 52 faculty, over 100 graduate students and more than 50 undergraduate students engaged in research in Alaskan waters and throughout the world (www.cfos.uaf.edu). The College offers academic programs in Fisheries at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels in Fairbanks, Juneau, Kodiak, and Seward. These and other facilities throughout the state are linked by modern videoconference and distance-delivery technology. The Department of Fisheries maintains a strong program that includes 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty, two research faculty members, and four other faculty with primary appointments outside of the fisheries program.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess cutting-edge expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) multispecies or ecosystem models, (2) fisheries assessment methods and management strategy evaluations that incorporate environmental and ecological interactions, (3) modeling of species-environment relationships, (4) ecosystem-based fisheries management, or (5) other ecosystem approaches to fisheries. 

  • Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in fisheries, ecology, or a related field from an accredited university; 
  • Postdoctoral research experience is preferred;
  • Experience teaching at the university level;
  • Have a strong research and publication record appropriate to their experience and date of degree;
  • Must be proficient in English.

To Apply:

Interested applicants must apply online at alaska.edu/jobs/. The following applicant documents are required:

  • Brief Cover Letter;
  • Statement of Interest and Qualifications (including research, teaching, and outreach plans);
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Contact information for three professional references (address, email and phone number).

Also, please note that a 10-minute overview presentation that describes the candidate’s vision for a research program based in Alaska will be required of those candidates selected for a phone interview.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700. Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Gordon Kruse, Search Committee Chair, at 907-796-5458 or at ghkruse [at] alaska [dot] edu.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Early applications are welcome but must be received no later than May 6, 2018, by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time to ensure full consideration. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

UNAC:
This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit.
 
Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/
 
Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/
 
Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

Postdoctoral Position in Fish Evolutionary Bioinformatics

Date Posted: 28 Mar 2018 (Show details)

Institution: University of Konstanz
Location: Kostanz, Germany
Closing date: 1 May 2018

A three year postdoctoral position working with Axel Meyer in the Evolutionary Biology Group at the University of Konstanz in Germany is available immediately. Funding available through a grant of the German Science Foundation.

The project focuses on empirical and conceptual issues regarding species delimitation and hybridization in East African Rift Lake cichlid fishes. The research will center around the use of whole genome level data to resolve species boundaries in rapidly diversifying cichlid lineages in Lakes Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika. The work will make use of previously sequenced high-quality genomes as well as de novo sequencing of cichlid genomes to generate marker sets and guidelines within modern analytical frameworks for genomically diagnosing species. The funding period would be for three years and salary will be determined based on the German salary scheme TV-L E13 (annual before-tax salary is about 68,000 Euros, or about 83,000 USD).

The Evolutionary Biology group in Konstanz is composed of ~20 postdoc and graduate students. The collaborative research environment in the lab is highly integrative, very international, and operates fully in English. Therefore, the ability to speak German would be a plus, but is not essential. 

Konstanz is a very beautiful and pleasant place to live as it borders the third largest lake in Central Europe and lies at the foothills of the Alps. The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and is rated as one of the best universities in Germany.

Qualifications:

PhD in biology and/or bioinformatics. Skills we would like you to have: understanding of phylogenetic methodology, knowledge of wet-bench molecular techniques would be a plus, proven familiarity with high-throughput sequencing analyses, facility with one or more programming languages (such as Python, Perl, or R), and at least three peer-reviewed publications. 

To Apply:

Applications should be sent to Axel Meyer (axel [dot] meyer [at] uni-konstanz [dot] de) and include (1) a cover letter explaining your background and motivation, (2) a CV, and (3) email addresses of two references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position filled asap. The starting date is flexible.

Field Herpetologist

Date Posted: 23 Mar 2018 (Show details)

Institution: United States Geological Survey
Location: Guam
Closing date: not provided

The U.S. Geological Survey has an opening for a Biologist I, full-time position to join their team of research biologists on Guam. 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:

  • 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 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.

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 copy and paste the links to the following two sites:

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.

Field Biologist in Herpetology

Date Posted: 1 Feb 2018 (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

Graduate Research Assistant in Marine Molecular Ecology

Date Posted: 13 Jan 2018 (Show details)

Institution: Old Dominion University
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, and the Phillippines
Closing date: Review of applications will begin in February, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University, a "Doctoral Research-Extensive" state university, has an opening for a Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant in marine molecular ecology. This position involves participation in an NSF-funded PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) Project to examine genetic and species-level changes in marine biodiversity over the past century of intense fisheries exploitation and habitat degradation in the Philippines. Additional information on the Philippine PIRE Project can be found at sites.wp.odu.edu/PIRE/. Information on the lead PI, Kent Carpenter, can be found at  www.odu.edu/directory/people/k/kcarpent.

The successful candidate will be expected to live in the Philippines during summer sessions to conduct research in the field and laboratory in a collaborative, multinational setting. The appointment will begin in the summer or fall semester of 2018. 

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of employment, and demonstrate interest or experience in molecular ecology, population genomics, marine phylogeography, or a closely related field. Competitive applicants will have some experience conducting molecular ecology research in the field and/or laboratory; AAUS Scientific Diver certification is desired. Underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send an email to Kristene Parsons (kparsons [at] odu [dot] edu) that includes:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the position, prior research, and future career goals;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A copy of your college transcript(s);
  • The names, telephone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of three references. 

Review of applications will begin in February, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. 

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