Postdoc or post Master’s recent graduate: Assessing Effectiveness Following Restoration of Aquatic Systems

Postdoc or post Master’s recent graduate (or student who is about to graduate) to work on “Assessing Effectiveness Following Restoration of Aquatic Systems” as an ORISE Fellow at US EPA Office of Research and Development in Cincinnati, Ohio. This research project involves research regarding methods, indicators and sampling designs to assess restored sites' function and resiliency to disturbance and on- and off-site improvements. For example, millions of dollars are being invested in restoration through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) as well as in restoring sites in the Chesapeake, San Francisco Estuary, Puget Sound and others around the United States. This research project will focus on the effectiveness of various restoration techniques and provide evidence of the ecological and human health benefits of such techniques.

Here's the link to apply and the position description is attached.

March 2019 Job Postings on the CIRTL-Net Academic Careers & Job Postings Community

New Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

The Interstate Marine Fisheries Commissions and The National Sea Grant Office have announced six FY 2019 aquaculture funding opportunities described below.

Regional Oyster Aquaculture Consortia Funding Opportunity

Each Interstate Marine Fisheries Commission is making approximately $850,000 available annually for the funding period of August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2024 (dependent on appropriations). The funding goal is to form Research Consortiums that will focus on oyster genetics, disease, environmental interactions, regulatory challenges and, economic modeling. Additionally, regional partnerships are encouraged to classify and preserve natural genetic variation in oysters.

Deadline: Pre-proposals must be submitted as a single file by e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Please see the request for proposals below for complete proposal details, qualifying requirements, and submission instructions.

Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission: Request Regional Oyster Aquaculture Research Consortia

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission: Request Regional Oyster Aquaculture Research Consortia

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: Request Regional Oyster Aquaculture Research Consortia

Sea Grant Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

Advanced Aquaculture Collaborative Programs - 2019

The National Sea Grant Office anticipates at least $9,000,000 will be available to support the establishment of collaborative programs to build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners to advance aquaculture in areas where a foundation of knowledge and activity currently exists, but where significant barriers to sustainable domestic marine and Great Lakes aquaculture remain. These collaborative programs will serve as geographic or topic-based hubs for fully integrated, transdisciplinary research, outreach, and education that will provide broad, non-proprietary support and investment for building and/or enhancing an aquaculture industry.


  • Letters of intent: April 15, 2019

  • Full proposals: May 15, 2019

Exploring New Aquaculture Opportunities - 2019

The National Sea Grant Office anticipates $1,500,000 will be available to support Sea Grant-led aquaculture projects to catalyze work in a range of topics or geographies. This competition will fund diverse, and at times, high-risk, developmental projects that will envision, explore and advance aquaculture opportunities where a minimal foundation currently exists.


  • Letters of intent: March 26, 2019

  • Full proposals: April 24, 2019

Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research Needs in Aquaculture - 2019

The National Sea Grant Office anticipates around $3,000,000 will be available to support research to address critical gaps in social, behavioral, and economic knowledge as it relates to U.S. aquaculture and the communities impacted and served by it. The initiative is informed by the National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research; the Sea Grant 10-Year NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Vision; and previous research from federal, state, and university scientists.


  • Letters of intent: April 2, 2019

  • Full proposals: May 1, 2019

The National Sea Grant Office will host an informational webinar about the three aquaculture-related funding opportunities on Monday, March 4 at 3 pm Eastern. Register or join using this link.

Please direct questions about these Sea Grant funding opportunities to

Summer Ocean Education Internship for Undergraduates at National Museum of Natural History

Join the Ocean Education Team at the National Museum of Natural History to help in the design, implementation and evaluation of public programs and volunteer support efforts focused on the museum’s Sant Ocean Hall themes. The Ocean Education Team is a dynamic group whose mission is to connect visitors to ocean science and scientists through the Sant Ocean Hall exhibit and Q?rius Education Center; volunteer facilitated objects and carts; scientist-led Expert is In programs; live feeds with research vessels; and marine and climate themed events. Two selected interns will gain experience in a wide range of informal education strategies. Details can be found:

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday February 1, 2018

This is a 30 hrs/week for 6 weeks PAID internship.

Summer Internship with UMCES Horn Point Lab Oyster Hatchery

The Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery would like to announce that we're accepting applications for our summer internship now through February 15, 2019.

If you would like more information on the internship, please visit our website linked below and download the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either myself or our hatchery manager, Stephanie Alexander, at (410)221-8310 or

Hiring Technician to monitor stream restoration

The Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Resource Assessment Service is accepting applications for a part-time technician based in Annapolis to assist in monitoring the effectiveness of stream restoration efforts and to serve on a crew for the Maryland Biological Stream Survey.

Because it is part-time and the schedule is flexible (although weekends are required as on-call for storm flow) we feel that the position could be ideal for a student who is looking to work while finishing out their studies in a related field.

The announcement can be viewed here and closes on Friday, January 11th

Science Communication Coordinator


Jan 01, 2019


Annapolis, MD

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is seeking a full-time, experienced science communications professional to lead communications activities. The primary focus of the Science Communications Coordinator is to enhance awareness and understanding of SESYNC research and opportunities within the community of socio-environmental scientists, scientific knowledge users, and policy makers. The Science Communications Coordinator will have lead responsibility for developing and coordinating communications across SESYNC’s research network and with the educated public. S/he will: 

  • Collaborate in development and implementation of a high-impact SESYNC communications strategy;

  • Develop and maintain close familiarity with SESYNC-supported research projects and key stakeholders;

  • Serve as point of contact between SESYNC-supported researchers and the media;

  • Coordinate communications efforts and foster collaboration with and among research teams, their home institutions, and with the broader research and education community;

  • Promote the mission and research accomplishments of the SESYNC network;

  • Cultivate and coordinate media outreach and placement of SESYNC results and opportunities;

  • Collaborate with SESYNC staff and postdocs to develop communications and promotional materials;

  • Ensure consistency of language and presentation in SESYNC’s outreach and communications materials;

  • Evaluate the success and efficacy of communication materials and strategies;

  • Support outreach and education events and general programs including organizing and running the weekly seminar series.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years experience OR Master’s degree with 3+ years experience.

  • At least two years of experience in communications to include science writing for the educated public, strategic use of social media, experience writing press releases, content management and/or other forms of web publishing.

  • Proven ability to write interesting and accessible copy about complex socio-environmental topics for a non-technical audience.

  • Experience using social media in a professional capacity

  • Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to manage multiple projects; the ability to interact effectively with researchers, administrators, and the press; and, a demonstrated record of completing assignments


Strong interest and understanding of environmental science; demonstrated ability to interact with university administrators and faculty; photography/multimedia skills; experience with desktop publishing/graphic design are preferred.

How to Apply: 

Applications must be submitted through the University of Maryland's hiring system. 

Click here to apply online.

For best consideration, apply by January 1, 2019.

Assistant Professor Position in Biogeochemistry/Water Quality

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor in Aquatic Biogeochemistry and Water Quality- Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign (, invites candidates to apply for a 9-month, tenure-track, 60% research/40% teaching Assistant Professor in the areas of Water Quality and Aquatic Biogeochemistry.  

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized program focused on the influence of human activities and associated changes (land use intensification, climate change) on freshwaters and their links to terrestrial systems.  We are particularly interested in candidates who address one or more of the following topics: the efficacy of field-scale agricultural practices designed to prevent nutrient and/or agrochemical loss; how land use and climate change impact hydrological and biogeochemical processes that govern water quality and aquatic ecosystem function; interactions of hydrologic, chemical and biological processes at the aquatic-terrestrial interface. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in field-based and empirical investigations of soil and water biogeochemical processes, and the hydrologic connections between terrestrial biogeochemistry, surface water quality and aquatic ecosystem function. Applicants who are also proficient in laboratory-based and computational investigations are encouraged. This hire will complement existing faculty in the Department working on land use and land cover change, water and chemical transport in soils, water quality and protection, aquatic ecosystem conservation, and land-atmosphere interactions in agroecosystems, as well as faculty in related departments working on climate change and ecosystem ecology in natural and managed systems. 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system and offers an extraordinary environment for water quality research and education.  NRES has a strong, highly ranked research and education program focusing on management, restoration and human dimensions of natural resources.  This program is connected to related campus programs on watershed and ecological systems anchored in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, the Department of Crop Sciences, the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Illinois State Water Survey, the Illinois State Geological Survey, the USGS Water Science Center, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, the Department of Plant Biology and the Illinois Natural History Survey.

In addition to developing an extramurally funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, such as biogeochemistry.  A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required at the time of appointment and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Applicants are expected to present evidence of excellence in research and teaching.  The start date is August 16, 2019.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your required documents, including Letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, up to three representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references.  Professional references will automatically be contacted for letters as part of the application process.  Applications submitted in full and received by November 1, 2018 will be given full consideration.

 Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Yannarell, Search Committee Chair at, or 217-333-2398 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist, Oakland, California

Business Line Environment

Position Title Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist

United States of America - California


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Ecologist - Climate Change Specialist for immediate employment for the Oakland, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Works with a team of engineers, scientists, and sustainability planners to support climate change vulnerability and risk assessments and adaptation strategies, focusing on natural systems and habitats, that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature

  • Provide nature-based restoration and green infrastructure solutions to sea level rise and other climate resiliency projects

  • Act as technical resource in the climate science arena, including having a solid understanding of the current state of the science associated with climate change ecology

  • Exhibit a broad understanding of local, regional, and national policies and guidance related to climate science and climate change adaptation planning with respect to natural resources

  • Conduct field site visits and biological and ecological surveys to collect relevant data

  • Coauthor planning documents, technical reports, environmental permit applications, and data entry

  • Accompany senior staff to client meetings and serve as technical liaison to other team members

  • Remain active in the relevant academic, scientific, and professional community through presentations and participation in relevant seminars, conferences and symposiums and other activities

  • Manage tasks and ensure that task-related work is completed on schedule and within the allocated budget

  • Serve as Deputy Project Manager on project work, assisting with project budget, milestone, and timeline management

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology, or Natural Resources related field

  • 2+ years of experience in environmental planning, natural resources permitting, or restoration ecology, including working knowledge of the federal and state Endangered Species Act

  • 1+ year of consulting experience working in fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Working knowledge of climate change and ecological impacts to habitats and systems

  • Ability to communicate and translate science to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong detail-oriented work style, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and an accommodating and proactive attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in climate ecology-related field (e.g. Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources with emphasis in climate change related science)

  • 2+ years experience in climate change area

  • Working knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, ESA, 1600 LSAA, 401/404 CWA permitting

  • Statistical modeling in R; ability to work independently in R

  • Coastal adaptation and restoration ecology experience

  • California coastline and California Delta climate change ecology experience

  • Wildlife corridors experience with relation to landscape and climate change

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 189779BR

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Water and Inter-Office Research Collaboration and Recognition Programs

Title: Water and Inter-Office Research Collaboration and Recognition Programs

Reference Code: EPA-Water-2018-439

The opportunity details can be found:

Water and Inter-Office Research Collaboration and Recognition Programs


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Reference Code


How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.


The participant will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through research and analysis with the Health and Ecological Criteria Division; Office of Science and Technology; Office of Water.  Research and analysis experience will be focused on investigating and evaluating water related environmental challenges and identifying the scientific studies that need to be done address them.  The participant will also have the opportunity to research voluntary environmental program design, marketing, and implementation.  The participant will learn to synthesize and clearly communicate science issues and research findings.  The project will provide excellent exposure to a broad range of water environment science, research, science-based decision making, and networks that will advance the research project and deepen the participant’s essential research and science communication skills.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA.  The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and is contingent on the availability of funds.  The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.  Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program.  The appointment is full-time in the Washington, DC area.  Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


Applicants must have received a master’s degree in in environmental science (including: aquatic toxicology, environmental chemistry, environmental biology, ecological risk assessment, biogeochemistry, etc.), environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental studies, environmental public policy or a related field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s): 
    • Earth and Geosciences (1 )
    • Engineering (1 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 )