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: https://www.smithsonianofi.com/ocean-education-internship/.

 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 tobash@umces.edu.

http://hatchery.hpl.umces.edu/aquaculture-internship-opportunities/

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

Deadline: 

Jan 01, 2019

Location: 

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.

Qualifications: 

  • 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

Preferences:

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 (https://nres.illinois.edu), 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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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 https://jobs.illinois.edu/ 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 acyann@illinois.edu, or 217-333-2398 

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

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Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist, Oakland, California

Business Line Environment

Position Title Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist

United States of America - California

Oakland

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:

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-Water-2018-439

Water and Inter-Office Research Collaboration and Recognition Programs

Organization

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Reference Code

EPA-Water-2018-439 

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 EPArpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Description

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.

Qualifications

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 )

Faculty Positions at Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College is a mid-sized institution of about 9000 students located in a suburban setting in Providence.  We service a diverse student population, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college.  As a small state in New England, Rhode Island has much to offer with proximity to beaches, wooded areas, and the cultural and academic resources found in Providence and nearby Boston and New York.

Attached are job descriptions for the following, one position is for a cell biologist while the other position calls for someone with training in anatomy and/or physiology.  Although the successful candidate is expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates and Master’s students, the primary focus of this position is education. Both of the positions start in August 2018 and interested applicants may apply through the RIC website (https://employment.ric.edu/).  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, Rhode Island College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.  The closing date for applications is December 15, 2017.

For questions please contact: Dana Kolibachuk at dkolibachuk@ric.edu

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Geoscience Workforce Program Internship Opportunity- Fall 2017

Resumes and cover letters for this position are due on July 31, 2017 to workforce@agiweb.org.

2017 Fall Data Internship

The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports.  The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this fall on various research and analysis projects.

Tasks include:

·       Quality control of new data

·       Data entry

·       Data collection

·       Database management

·       Data analysis and aggregation

·       Some statistical analysis depending on skills

·       Managing the “Life as a Geoscientist” photo contest

·       Working within social media outreach and website design

This internship is intended for students pursuing a master’s degree or students that recently graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience in data collection, statistical analysis, human subjects research, and/or database management.  Strong communication and teamwork skills are required.

The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend.  The preferred starting date would be towards the beginning of September.  The internship is located at the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA. The intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed.

To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. Please also include names and contact information for two references via email to workforce@agiweb.org, with the subject heading “Fall Workforce Data Internship.”

All applications must be received by July 31, 2017. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Wilson, Geoscience Workforce Data Analyst, at cwilson@americangeosciences.org.

The American Geosciences Institute is an equal opportunity employer.