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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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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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 )

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 (  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

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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

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, 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

The American Geosciences Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator, based in Missoula

The National Wildlife Federation’s Northern Rockies, Prairies & Pacific Region is recruiting a conservation all-star to serve as our Wildlife and Public Lands Coordinator, based in Missoula.  We’re seeking a talented conservation professional with great communication skills and enthusiasm to strengthen our advocacy programs throughout the region, with special emphasis in Montana, the High Divide, and the North Cascades. This position includes diverse responsibilities for developing and engaging in advocacy and outreach—collaborating with our state affiliates, NWF colleagues, and other conservation partners. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with strong backgrounds and professional networks in wildlife conservation science, but qualified applicants from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.


Please find application here : We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and anticipate scheduling interviews and making a hiring decision in June.


Anyone wishing to learn more can check out NWF website and Facebook page.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) opportunity

Opportunity: Water Quality Standards Uses, Antidegradation and Variances

Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Reference Code: EPA Water 2017-412

The Standards and Health Protection Division directs the national water programs for water quality standards (WQS) to protect the quality of lakes, rivers, estuaries and other water bodies, and advisories for safe fishing and swimming. The ORISE participant will be trained in the Division’s National Branch (NB), one of the two Branches in the Division that work on water quality standards. NB develops policy, guidance, and technical documents to assist states in implementing their water quality standards programs. These policies, guidance documents, and technical documents focus on protecting high quality waters, establishing goal uses for surface waters, and implementing water quality criteria (i.e., amount of pollutant(s) allowed in the waterbody.

The applicant will learn to provide science and policy analysis on water quality standards program issues that have national implications, particularly those pertaining to uses for surface waters, antidegradation and WQS variances. This would include research and development of pertinent technical and policy materials. The applicant would participate in planning and executing the WQS Academy which is held twice a year ( The applicant would also be involved in revising, issuing and communicating EPA’s primary guidance on WQS: the WQS Handbook (

The participant will be part of a multi-disciplinary and/or cross-program team on any given project or issue. The participant will be involved in a range of activities that support EPA’s Water Quality Standards Program, with a particular emphasis on national policies on designated uses, antidegradation components of WQS and WQS variances. The participant will be trained to: (1) produce policy reports and technical documents related to water quality standards issues that have national implications; (2)  develop and deliver training programs for states or tribes on the Water Quality Standards Program including the popular WQS Academy classroom sessions; (3) assemble data and information and developing materials and concerning biological, chemical, and other scientific aspects of the Water Quality Standards Program; and/or, (4) coordinate with other offices in the Office of Water to support policy and technical analyses related to uses, antidegradation and WQS variances; (5) contribute to the development and communication of national WQS Program guidance, in the form of the WQS Handbook, in coordination with internal and external WQS counterparts.

The participant will learn about the role of water quality standards in achieving the goals of the Clean Water Act, and the relationship between standards and related core Clean Water Act programs such as the CWA 402 NPDES permit program and the CWA 303(d) listing and TMDL programs. In addition, the participant will gain familiarity with relevant EPA regulations and guidance documents. The project will provide excellent exposure to:  (1) a broad range of water pollution control technical and policy issues; (2) the process of applying technical data and information to policy development; (3) interpretation of Clean Water Act statutory and regulatory language and its application to state-specific water quality standards proposals and submissions; and (4) synthesizing technical and policy information for presentation to EPA senior managers and appropriate stakeholder groups, including honing the skill of communicating complex scientific or technical information to a non-technical audience. (5) coordinating both within EPA and with regional and external counterparts to develop and disseminate information on national WQS policy.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA.


More details about the position, and information on how to apply, can be found at:


For more information please contact:

Jennifer Brundage (MEES 2010 grad)

Regional Branch

Standards and Health Protection Division| Office of Science and Technology

|Office of Water U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA

The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA is currently hiring a two-year Outreach Manager position. Applications are due Sunday May 21.


ALLARM has a 31 year history with aquatic citizen science, also known as volunteer monitoring. ALLARM’s Outreach Manager responsibilities are three fold:

1) Cultivate and maintain relationships with regional communities interested in volunteer monitoring;

2) Maintain ALLARM’s print, social media, and web site outreach; and

3) Integrate Dickinson College students into ALLARM’s community-based outreach by building their skills to be effective community communicators.


For more information about ALLARM:

For more information about ALLARM’s shale-gas monitoring program and database:


The position offers competitive benefits and a salary in the $35K range. Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Nitrogen Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Postdoc, University of Basel, Switzerland

We are looking for a postdoc (24 to 36 months) with expertise and interest
in nitrogen stable isotope biogeochemistry. The postdoc project is part of
a larger collaboration (SNF Sinergia program) between the University of
Basel, the Eawag, and the Empa. The postdoc will be located in Basel and
will focus on the dissolved inorganic nitrogen isotope effects in partial
nitritation-anammox systems.

This postdoctoral research project will use a combination of dissolved
inorganic nitrogen isotopic and molecular techniques applied mostly to
samples from bioreactor experiments. The work on N and O isotope effects
and the controls on isotope fractionation during N cycling reactions in
nitritation-anammox bioreactors, under controlled environmental conditions.
The planned experiments are expected to advance our understanding of N and
O isotope signatures of anammox in natural environments, as well as to
verify the use of NOx N and O isotope measurements for process control
during autotrophic nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment systems.

Qualifications: Background in Biogeochemistry/Environmental
Sciences/Geosciences/Chemistry; laboratory experience in stable isotope
geochemistry; experience with DIN isotope measurements will be an asset.

For more information on our research group see https://biogeochem.duw. or contact me directly.

Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann
Dean of Research
Faculty of Science (Phil.-Natw. Fakult?t)
University of Basel

Aquatic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry
University of Basel
Bernoullistrasse 30
CH-4056 Basel
Telephone +41-61-2073616 
Fax: ++41/61/207 04 79 

Water Resources Program Manager, Department of Ecology, Washington State

The Water Quality Program <> at the Washington State Department of Ecology is looking to fill the Water Resources Program Manager (EMS Band 3) position at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA <>.

We're looking for an experienced leader to manage our Water Resources Program. The Program Manager serves as a principal advisor, decision-maker and spokesperson in carrying out the responsibilities of the program. Washington has seen increased demand for water supplies to accommodate population growth and economic development. Demand has also been coupled with concern for how climate change will impact water supplies.

This is an exciting and challenging position for a proven leader. It's an opportunity to become part of a dynamic executive leadership team that engages federal, state, local, tribal, citizen, elected official and environmental group interests to create innovative partnerships.  It is through these partnerships that we pursue our commitment to meeting current water needs and ensuring future water availability for people, fish and the natural environment.

As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about this position and to apply, please see the full job announcement at: Water Resources Program Manager<>

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at<> and check us out on



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Faculty Positions in Ocean Dynamics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

The Department of Physical Oceanography (DPO) at Xiamen University (XMU) invites applications for full-time tenured faculty positions. The rank of the appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in physical oceanography or closely related fields is required on the date of appointment. We seek physical oceanographers who study fundamental aspects of ocean dynamics. The applicants' tools and methods may be theoretical, computational or observational, with potential to establish vigorous research programs grounded in geophysical fluid dynamics. The specific focus of the applicants? research may be on any natural geophysical scale, from micro-scale turbulent mixing to global ocean circulation and climate. Applicants with interdisciplinary view and interests are particularly welcomed, and are expected to effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues within XMU, such as in the College of Ocean and Earth Sciences ( and the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science ( The successful applicants should be willing to actively engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching experience and interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references, to Dr. Zhiyu Liu ( or MS. Jun Fan (

Xiamen University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from outstanding persons of any race, gender and background.