Executive Director Job Announcement - Pacific Biodiversity Institute

Pacific Biodiversity Institute, headquartered in Washington State, seeks a visionary and creative Executive Director with a passion for informing and inspiring high priority conservation actions through carefully targeted research and education. The position provides an outstanding opportunity to exert a positive impact in key areas of local and global conservation concern. This leadership role requires an individual who is a an effective manager and communicator, has a deep background in conservation biology and ecology, is knowledgeable in key conservation issues, is experienced and highly capable with fundraising, and has the ability to travel in the western USA.

Pacific Biodiversity Institute combines innovative scientific research, education, and technical
support to inform, enhance and inspire conservation. Our goal is a rich and enduring biological heritage. PBI is a 501-c-3 charitable non-profit organization, founded in 1993. PBI makes significant contributions to conservation science in the United States and parts of South America. We currently have small and lightly staffed offices located in Winthrop and Anacortes, Washington and in Cordoba, Argentina. We leverage volunteers, citizen scientists and significant partnerships to help us accomplish our goals.

We envision a future rich in biological diversity at all scales, allowing for the continued unfolding of natural ecological and evolutionary processes over time. We work at the forefront of biodiversity conservation, exploring new terrain using both professional and citizen scientists. Focusing our efforts in high conservation opportunity areas, PBI leads the way in developing new information and understanding to help realize this future.

Our current programs focus on:

  • The health of the Salish Sea ecosystem and impacts of climate change, ocean acidification and other stressors on marine mammals and seabirds.
  • The impact of climate change and related wildfires on ponderosa pine forests and shrub-steppe ecosystems and their key wildlife species in eastern Washington.
  • Wildlands and their role in maintaining biodiversity in the western USA and South America.
  • Conservation science education and training of young scientists and conservationists with the goal of developing a new pool of conservation leaders for the 21st century.

We are looking for an Executive Director capable of building on our current strengths and moving the organization to new levels of effectiveness and achievement.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Pacific Biodiversity Institute’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will provide leadership, fiscal management, strategic resourcemanagement, performance measurement, operational oversight, project-specific expertise, as well as collaborative integration of research and educational activities.

The Executive Director must be passionately committed to:

  • The mission, objectives, and work of the organization
  • Maintaining an organizational culture that attracts, keeps, and motivates top quality staff, volunteers, Board members, and Advisory Council members
  • Strengthening and expanding our network of collaborating colleagues and organizations
  • Strategic planning, communications, management, and fundraising
  • Maintaining and supporting diverse conservation efforts in multiple locations

The Executive Director provides leadership to the organization in:

  • Strategy and Policy
  • Science and Conservation
  • Communications and Media
  • Collaborative and Partnership Development
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Board Relations and Development
  • Administration and Operational Management
  • Staff Management and Development

Essential qualities and experience include:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, temperament, and judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships with a wide range of individuals and organizations at local to international levels.
  • Demonstrated success overseeing multiple, complex projects through to successful completion, including coordinating the work of key staff and partners, meeting financial goals, meeting project timelines, and ensuring the quality and scientific credibility of work products.
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent PBI in diverse venues
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation with attention to detail
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage budgets
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally a PhD in conservation biology or ecology, with at least 5 years of senior management experience. An exceptional candidate with an MBA or masters in nonprofit management, or natural sciences will also be considered
  • Strong, existing connections with major donors, foundations and other funders of conservation science
  • Track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance-and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Ability to contribute substantively to one or more existing PBI projects and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of GIS use
  • Spanish language proficiency

Compensation and benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits package.
Location: Pacific Biodiversity Institute has offices in Winthrop and Anacortes Washington. The new Executive Director would initially be based at one of these locations. Alternative locations, such as Seattle, or Olympia, WA may be considered for well-qualified candidates, with justification for why those locations might be more advantageous to the candidate and the organization.
Application Process: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to: edsearch@pacificbio.org
Pre-application inquiries: Please contact edsearch@pacificbio.org
Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Applicants are encouraged to apply before July 1, 2016. Job will remain open until filled.”
Inclusion: Pacific Biodiversity Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, or marital status.

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art - Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University

Introduction:  Nestled next to Schumaker Pond in Salisbury, Maryland and surrounded by wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art features the world’s largest and finest public collection of decorative and antique decoys. The museum is a premier facility for the study of art, nature and tradition for youth, educators, scholars, artists and community it serves. In the coming year, the Ward Museum is expanding its facility with a 2,200 square foot waterfront classroom addition to support education programs, services, and events.  The Ward Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a certified Green Center by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education.

Job Description:  The museum seeks a full time Education Coordinator to assist with a growing department that serves over 20,000 youth and adults annually through programming on topics of art, nature and tradition.  Programs occur onsite at the Ward Museum and offsite with our diverse community of regional partner organizations. Environmental education is a cornerstone of the museum’s offerings, engaging learners of all ages through an interdisciplinary approach, using STEAM concepts, hands on field studies, and arts integration.

Responsibilities:  Duties include development and delivery of education programs for youth, adults, and schools; scheduling and coordinating programming; office administration; assisting with special events and promotion of programs through written press releases, website updates and social media outlets. Education Coordinator reports to the Director of Education and Environmental Learning. Typical workweek is Tuesdaythrough Saturday, with some evening assignments.

Qualifications:  Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and have at least two years of experience with educational program delivery and working with clients of all ages and backgrounds.  Knowledge of regional art, natural and cultural heritage is preferred. Applicants must possess strong organizational, writing and communication skills and be comfortable working independently and as a team with a diverse client base.  Applicant should be experienced with Microsoft Office with proficiency in Excel, web services and content management systems.  Applicant must have valid driver’s license, clear background check and driving record, and be able to lift 40lbs.

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience. Employer paid health benefits package.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Mark McMullen Bushman, Director of Education and Environmental Learning
Ward Museum, 909 South Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804

Application review will begin on May 31, 2016. Position open until filled.

To learn more about the Ward Museum, please visit us online at www.wardmuseum.org.
The Ward Museum/ Ward Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EPA - Physical Scientist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Research Triangle Park, NC
Position/Series:  Physical Scientist – GS-1301         Grade:  GS-12 (promotion potential to GS-13)
Vacancy number:  LV-OAR-DE-2016-0047
Open:  May 17, 2016                                                 Closed: May 23, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking qualified applicants to work in the Climate, International and Multimedia Group (CIMG), Health and Environmental Impacts Division (HEID), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS).  The OAQPS is a national office within EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) located in Research Triangle Park, NC, and plays a vital role in EPA’s work to protect against air pollution effects on public health and the environment. See https://www3.epa.gov/airquality/ for more information on OAQPS.
Specifically, EPA is seeking a motivated individual with a science and policy background to provide expertise on the scientific, technical, and policy issues related to the linkages between air quality and climate.  The candidate selected for this position will provide support to a number of key air quality programs that are increasingly concerned with the impacts of climate change on air quality and the impacts of air pollution on climate.  The responsibilities of the position include:
·      Providing expert advice regarding the scientific linkages between air quality and climate to inform scientific research and policy development within the Agency.  This will require keeping abreast of emerging scientific and technical literature, analyzing air-quality/climate cross-linkages, and communicating key findings to both technical and non-technical decision makers and audiences.
·      Providing up-to-date climate science and technical expertise in support of national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) development, as well as other regulatory development activities related to climate and air quality, including: regulatory impact analyses for NAAQS, new source performance standards, and air toxics standards; pollutant source endangerment findings; etc.
·      Providing scientific expert support to policy development activities related to short-lived climate forcers including black carbon, ozone and methane.  Evaluating and synthesizing relevant scientific literature regarding the climate impacts of traditional air pollutants to help inform policies;
·      Establishing and maintaining communication and working relationships with relevant EPA policy and research offices and the external scientific and technical community in order to guide research to address priority policy questions.
Excellent Benefits: Selected candidate will be eligible for federal employee benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave.  See http://www.epa.gov/careers/ for more information on EPA careers and benefits.  
Salary Range: The entry salary range (GS-12) would be $73,242 to $95,214 per year.
Qualifications:  Specific qualifications are in the official announcement.
How to Apply: To review the vacancy announcement and instructions on how to apply for the position visit the following link:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439180400

Joan S. Alapati
Lead Human Resources Specialist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division, LV
4220 S. Maryland Parkway
Bld A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV  89119
Phone: (702) 798-2420
Fax: (702) 798-2416

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Watershed C&N Biogeochemistry (Michigan State University)

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity
Watershed Biogeochemistry Modeling
Michigan State University

We seek a postdoctoral associate to lead data analysis and modeling efforts for ongoing watershed biogeochemistry and hydrology projects in the Watershed Science and Hydroecology Lab at Michigan State University.  The postdoc will lead efforts to model and predict Carbon and Nitrogen solute flux patterns across watersheds using large extant data sets and novel high-frequency stream sensor systems.  The postdoc will ultimately apply their models to evaluate regional and global change impacts on aquatic ecosystems and water resources. The lab represents a rapidly growing multidisciplinary team examining the influence of changes in climate and land use on water resources and watershed nutrient and pathogen transport.  Michigan State University represents and large and vibrant community for water research. 

The position requires a Ph.D. by the state date of employment in ecosystems ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, environmental engineering, ecoinformatics, or a related field.  Preferred research skills and interests include demonstrated knowledge of watershed carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry, geospatial analysis, machine learning, statistical modeling, and time series analysis.  Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB, Python, R and/or FORTRAN) are required.  A strong record of publications, GIS, and data-driven science is desired. We will begin reviewing the applications on 20 May 2016, and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Start date is flexible in 2016, but preferable in summer 2016. Position is funded for up to 2 years.  For more information about our research group, please visit www.msu.edu/~jpz<http://www.msu.edu/~jpz> .

To apply, please send letter of application detailing research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) to jpz@msu.edu

Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Jay Zarnetske (jpz@msu.edu)

Michigan State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applications will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University Policy.  

Jay P. Zarnetske
Associate Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
308 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
(517) 353-3249

Communications Team Member - Potomac Conservancy

Hiring Organization: Potomac Conservancy
Job Announcement: http://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/communications-intern-fall-2016.pdf
Job Closing Date: 1 June 2016


Potomac Conservancy seeks an energetic and creative team player to join our Communications Team. The Intern will work closely with the Communications Manager, assisting her with online content management to raise awareness and inspire action for local clean water initiatives. As a member of our team, you will be instrumental in helping the Conservancy inspire and build a growing movement for clean water! This is a great opportunity to support the inner workings of a dynamic nonprofit and expand multiple professional competencies.

Please review the enclosed internship description and submit your full application to crawford@potomac.org by June 1, 2016.

Stockholm Environment Institute, Davis Office, looking to hire Water Resources Specialist

The Stockholm Environment Institute (www.sei-us.org) is an international non-profit research organization that has worked with environment and development issues from local to global policy levels for a quarter of a century.  SEI works to shift policy and practice towards sustainability.  SEI has six geographic centers around the world, including the US Center, which has offices in Somerville, MA, Davis, CA< and Seattle, WA. 

Within the US Center (www.sei-us.org), the SEI-US Water Group is active in developing and implementing analytical tools to support scenario driven water planning, most notably with our Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) system (www.weap21.org). We work both locally and internationally with scientists and stakeholders to provide the information needed for long term sustainable planning, including integrated water management planning, multi-scale adaptation analysis and pathways for increasing economic and ecological resilience to climate change. The Water Group is seeking applications from individuals interested in working on a multi-stakeholder, integrated water management planning process related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in California. The applicant will join the research team in the Davis, California office, which currently has a staff of 8.

If you know of qualified candidates or networks of people who you believe may be interested in this position, we’d appreciate you spreading the word.

This link to the Workable website provides further information about the job and responsibilities, requirements, as well as an application link for those who may want to apply for the position.


The application deadline is May 25th.

Thank you for help in spreading the word.

Kimberly Shaknis
Office Manager, SEI-US
11 Curtis Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

Earth and Environmental Science Instructor


OPENING DATE: 04/14/16
CLOSING DATE: 05/15/16 11:59 PM


Are you passionate about Earth Science? Can  you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive learning environment for community college students wth diverse multicultural, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds? Are you eager to work collaboratively with other faculty to find innovative ways to address persistent student achievement challenges and to improve student success? If those questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty who value a strong knowledge of geology, environmental science and oceanography, productive and supportive collaboration, and a devotion to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. 

Seattle Central College has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track Earth and Environmental Science/Geology Instructor in the Science and Mathematics Division.  Teaching science at Seattle Central emphasizes communication, critical thinking, and problem solving for college transfer and professional-technical students with a broad range of life experiences and academic backgrounds.  The faculty member will primarily teach lecture and lab for introductory and General Geology and other Earth Science courses, and faculty are expected to use classroom methods that are innovative, rigorous, and responsive to students' needs.  We expect faculty to work effectively and considerately with students, colleagues, staff, and community members in a campus climate that promotes diversity and multicultural understanding in an urban environment.  

Postdoctoral Position - Intertidal Ecology

A postdoctoral research fellow position in intertidal ecology is available in the Laboratory of Dr. Sarah Gilman at the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Collages, Claremont, CA.  The postdoc will join an NSF - funded project to explore the relative importance of physiological stress and energy limitations on the upper vertical limit of the intertidal barnacle, Balanus glandula.  

The postdoc will participate in all aspect of the project, including 1) laboratory-based respirometry and feeding experiments, 2) energy budget modeling, and 3) intertidal field experiments.  (S)he will also actively mentor undergraduate researchers.  Additional responsibilities include laboratory management and the written and oral communication of research results.  The project will include travel to field sites in California and Washington.  

The postdoc will also have the opportunity to explore the culture of a teaching-focused institution, and will be involved in teaching one or more undergraduate courses, with mentoring from the PI. 

The successful applicant will have completed a Ph.D. degree in ecology, marine biology, or a related field prior to the start date. (S)he will have prior experience with at least two of the three central research areas listed above.  A good publication record, strong organizational and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently are required. 

The intended start date for this position is September 2016.  The duration is for up to three years.  Salary and benefits are competitive.  

The full job description can be found online at https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/staff/staff_opening_detail.php?PostingID=3D2149

To apply, please submit: a cover letter that explains your fit to the research position, your interest in teaching, and your potential start date; a CV; and the name of two references.  Please use the online application form at the above link.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

For more information, contact Sarah Gilman, sgilman@kecksci.claremont.edu

Postdoctoral Research Scientists Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Scientists PD-2016-2

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (www.bigelow.org) is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral research scientists position in the laboratory of Dr. Beth Orcutt.  The research will be related to the study of marine deep biosphere, focusing on the use of  subseafloor observatories to study microbial processes building off international ocean drilling program field sites on the Juan de Fuca Ridge flank, the Mid-Atlantic and/or the Atlantis Massif. 

Highly successful candidates would have experience with environmental science and/or microbiology or biogeochemistry, with working knowledge of molecular biology techniques (such as DNA extraction, amplification, and sequencing or bioinformatics), microscopy, or stable isotope techniques considered as highly desirable.  Applicants must have at least a Ph.D. in marine sciences, oceanography, environmental microbiology or similar field with a proven publication record.  Experience with project management or fieldwork also desired.  Proficiency in computer programs for work processing and data entry are a must, as well as good written and oral communication skills.  

Research will be conducted primarily at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, but opportunities may be available for fieldwork.  The position is offered for two years.  The position has an expected start date of September 2016, but this may be negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with prior experience. 

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has an active postdoctoral education program, including a postdoctoral education and ethics training program.  Postdoctoral researchers are also encouraged to participate in Laboratory-wide educational and outreach programs.  Please see our website for more information (https://www.bigelow.org/education/postdoctoral_education/).

To apply, please submit the following documents via email to jobs@bigelow.org referencing PD-2016-2 in the email subject line. 

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two page research statement outlining candidate's interest in the deep biosphere and how research at the Bigelow Laboratory would relate to career goals
  • Contact information for three references

Review of applicants will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled.  Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  


Scientific Data Manager, NOAA Polar Ecosystems Program, Seattle, WA

The Polar Ecosystems Program at the Marine Mammal Laboratory of NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center is recruiting a full-time permanent scientific data manager: 


The position will require designing and managing database systems for ecological data on marine mammals, particularly aerial photographic survey data and satellite telemetry data on movements and behavior or seals.  Desired skills include designing enterprise databases, e.g., Oracle or Postgres, and programming in R, Python, etc., to automate various aspects of data flow. 

The position is open to U.S. citizens and nationals.  It will  be filled under the "Operations Research Analyst" job series, and located in Seattle, WA.  The deadline for applications is 16 May 2016. 

The Polar Ecosystems Program conducts research and monitoring on pinnipeds in arctic and sub-arctic ecosystems.  The research projects focus primarily on abundance, trends, distribution and foraging behavior of harbor, bearded, ringed, spotted, and ribbon seals in Alaska. The primary objectives of the program are the support management and assessment of population status under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and to gain a better understanding of the factors responsible for the dynamics of populations and their roles in the ecosystem.  

Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Hiring Organization: Oyster Recovery Partnership
Job Announcement: http://oysterrecovery.org/jobsorp/
Job Closing Date: 13 May 2016
Job Type: Full-Time Position

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking a Communications and Outreach Coordinator to support and expand the dozens of events that the organization supports annually.  Ideal candidates must have a background with event management or customer service and social media.  

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Promote the organization and educate the public through events and volunteer programs
  • Develop and grow partnerships with target Shell Recycling Alliance members
  • Assist with education and fundraising campaigns to engage stakeholder groups and the general public 
  • Utilize social media platforms to enhance ORP's brand in the marketplace and promote upcoming events 
  • Conduct website maintenance 

Essential Qualifications:

  • One year minimum experience with event planning or consumer marketing
  • Familiarity with WordPress and ability to perform website and social media updates
  • Ability to write professionally 
  • Strong commitment to environment issues
  • Preference given t those familiar working with customer relationship management (CRM) databases
  • Must have own transportation and be able to work some weekends and evenings

Job Duties:

This position is responsible to support the execution of the following programs

Outreach and Event Coordination

Manage and grow the organization's diverse outreach events throughout the region.  Tasks include: 

  1. Coordinate logistics for 80+ events per year
  2. Attend community events, create ORP displays and/or conduct presentations
  3. Take digital photographs to document events 
  4. Negotiate contracts with vendors and manage budgets for ORP events
  5. Maintain event supplies and materials 
  6. Cultivate and steward Shell Recycling Alliance network 

Social Media And Marketing Support

Assist in updating the website and social media platforms, and supporting other marketing activities.  Tasks include: 

  1. Utilize donor software programs to send out pre-registartion confirmation emails and complete backend data entry and manage event registrations
  2. Perform organizational website updates using a WordPress platform

Volunteer Coordination

Assist in the creation and management of a volunteer program for the organization.  Tasks include: 

  1. Recruit and train event volunteers
  2. Identify opportunities for volunteer activities. 
  3. Develop and maintain professional peer contacts at partner organizations

Education Requirements: 

A Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or environmental education with two years of progressively increased responsibility 

Other Requirements and Desired Skills: 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Access, excel, powerpoint)
  • Experience with contact database management
  • Experience creating and editing websites using WordPress and managing social media outreach programs 

Position Status and Benefits: 

The position is a full-time permanent (40 hours) with full benefits including health, 401K, and paid time off.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The primary duty station for this position is Annapolis, Maryland.  Regular travel to events in Maryland and Washington, DC is required. 

For more information: 

Kate Cwiek, Marketing Director
Oyster Recovery Partnership




Dartmouth College is hiring a Research Assistant II

Job Title: Research Assistant II
Department: Environmental Studies
Reports to: Professors Anne Kapuscinski and Pallab Sarker
Salary Range: $32,000 - $38,000 Commensurate with Experience
Position #: TBD
Category: DRM
Level: A
Date: April 11, 2016. 

Position Purpose

  1. Assist with research of Kapuscinski Lab on integrated food-energy systems, primarily project led by Research Assistant Professor Sarker and Prof. Kapuscinski to develop sustainable aquaculture diets via microalgae replacing fish oil and fishmeal ingredients. 
  2. Maintain smooth operations of new aquaculture research facility (3 miles north of campus at Dartmouth Organic Farm), including multiple recirculating aquaculture systems, life support systems, biosecurity, and alarm systems. 
  3. Conduct fish husbandry, biofilters management, water chemistry measurements, supplies ordering, and related tasks. 
  4. Conduct aquafeeds research tasks including making experimental diets, conducting feeding experiments with fish, certain chemical analyses of feeds and bioloical tissues, preparation of samples for more complex analyses, and data collection and management. 
  5. Coordinate research team work-flow including for experiments, compliance with animal care protocols, training and coordination of student research assistants, literature searches and may help with preparation of grant proposals and journal manuscripts. 

Review of all applicants will begin on April 30, 2016. 


  • Conduct feed digestibility and growth experiments in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) laboratory at the Dartmouth Organic Farm; and lab-bench aquafeeds preparation and sample chemical analyses on campus. 
  • Responsible for: daily fish care, and management of RAS, especially biofilters, to provide optimal conditions for research animals; safe and orderly management of lab bench research on campus; ordering and maintaining inventories of research equipment, chemicals, preparing solutions and reagents, feed, and other supplies. 
  • Take active role in: maintaining protocols for fish care (including reporting to Dartmouth's Institutional Animal Care and use Committee); developing and conducting standard operating procedures for maintenance of and experiments in the RAS lab and campus lab-bench; collecting data, managing databases and basic statistical analyses; training and coordination of student research assistants.  
  • Conduct proximate analysis methods for experimental diets and biological samples including dry weight, ash weight, and gross energy (bomb calorimetry). 
  • Prepare samples for more complex analyses of crude protein, phosphorus and other minerals, amino acids, lipids and fatty acids (done by other chemists). 
  • Help establish and then learn to conduct protocols for certain antinutrient analyses of microalgae ingredients. 
  • Help with occasional side experiments such as in-vitro digestion studies. 
  • Prepare data graphics and other visuals for presentations and manuscripts. 
  • Periodically assist with literature searches and preparation of manuscripts and proposals. 
  • Coordinate research team work-flow such as team meetings, experimental planning and schedules and work of student research assistants. 
  • Communicate regularly with students, faculty, staff, suppliers and other parties. 
  • Keep the Kapuscinski lab website updated. 
  • Must have meant to commute to Dartmouth Organic Farm daily (3 miles from campus). 
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects/priorities and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 


  • Strong organizational and time management skills and able to work independently. 
  • Eager to do physically demanding labor in an aquaculture setting. 
  • Solid experience wth fish husbandry, preferably for tilapia and in recirculating aquaculture systems. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with water chemistry testing and management in aquaculture systems.
  • Sufficient knowledge and experience with inorganic chemistry methods to readily learn to conduct proximate analyses, prepare samples for more complex nutrient analyses, and conduct certain anti-nutrient analyses. 
  • Familiarity with running fish culture experiments, preferably studies measuring growth and related parameters.  
  • Familiarity working with hand tools and basic computer skills to maintain water piping systems, aeration supply, UV water filters, computerized alarm systems, and other RAS components.  
  • Eager to do physically demanding labor in an aquaculture setting.  
  • Willing to feed fish on weekend day and holidays. 
  • Must have means to commute to Dartmouth Organic Farm (3 miles from campus). 
  • Strong professional communication skills. 


  • Scientific knowledge of and hands-on experience with fish culture, preferably of tilapia and in recirculating aquaculture systems. 
  • Experience with basic inorganic chemistry and water chemistry techniques. Has worked with hand tools and basic computer software to maintain aquaculture systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field with post-bac aquaculture work experience or Master's degree that included research experience in relevant area. 
  • Course work or other educational training relevant to recirculating aquaculture systems, fish husbandry, inorganic chemistry and water quality. 
  • Preferred to have educational training or equivalent experience in sustainable aquaculture and/or fish nutrition. 

Application Procedure 

Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2016. 

Address cover letter to Dr. Anne Kapuscinski. 

Required documents: resume, cover letter, names, titles and organization, email addresses and phone number of three references. 

This position is a 19-month term position through December 30, 2017 with anticipated continuation thereafter contingent on funding and quality of performance. 

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College.  A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 



Job title: Aquaculture specialist
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Aquaculture Specialist position is responsible for supporting the sales teams by analyzing the customer's needs and providing the technical support for Pentair Aquatic Eco-system (PAES) products.  They will also engage in problem solving by working with industry partners and developing solutions for customer projects and requests.  


  • Support the PAES contact center and inside sales team on product related technical questions by providing assistance and sharing technical knowledge of PAES products and their applications. 
  • Effectively communicate with both the sales teams and customers direct to assist with product specifications, sizing, and applications. 
  • Respond to all incoming data, including phone calls, electronic mail, faxes, conventional mail, walk in customers, and other sales related documentation in a timely and accurate manner. 


  • A thorough understanding of products related to all forms of aquaculture and aquaponics, with an emphasis on recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). 
  • Proven ability to manage and execute technical support and assistance within the aquaculture industry. 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.  
  • Must have ability to work independently while handling a wide variety of projects and able to prioritize them effectively. 
  • Ability to remain in control, professional, and empathetic while handling customer interactions. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient at navigating and toggling through multiple programs/applications at the same time. 

A Bachelor's degree in Aquaculture, Marine Biology or Fisheries Science plus 1 year of relevant experience with recirculating aquaculture systems.  A Master's degree in Aquaculture is preferred.  Must have proficient written (Microsoft Office Suite) and oral skills (face-to-face, telephone & public speaking) - Any accredited courses in Professional Selling, would be an asset. 

Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language. 


Pentair is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Faculty Research Assistant - Coastal Ecology

An opening is available for a Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) in the laboratory of Dr. Lora Harris at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.  Research involves diverse activities in field work, laboratory, and numerical analysis related to coastal ecology. 

The primary purpose of this position will be 1) to coordinate and carry out a long term (30 years) water quality monitoring program in shallow tidal creeks near the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 2) participate in other ongoing research projects involving varied field work around small boats, in wetlands, and sampling streams, 3) carry out some laboratory analysis, especially incubations for photosynthesis and respiration, and 4) provide essential support to Dr. Harris with data analysis, GIS, figure and report preparation.  Field work requires experience trailering and handling small boats, as well as calibration, maintenance, and deployment of water quality sondes and light sensors.  Desirable laboratory skills include exposure to primary production measurements, dissolved oxygen sensors, and processing of water samples for pigment and nutrient analyses.  Some experience with numerical analysis is emphasized, in particular manipulation of large datasets, familiarity with programming software such as R or Matlab, and some talent for the valuable tasks of figure preparation. 

Bachelor's Degree in biology, chemistry, oceanography, ecology, or related degree plus a minimum of 2 years of experience.  Familiarity with field and laboratory measurements of the biological and chemical properties of seawater.  Working knowledge of basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office) and at least one driver's license, small boat experience, ability and willingness to make overnight travel, ability to participate in field sampling is also necessary.  Ability to do occasional lifting and carrying equipment up to 40 pounds.  Finally, we seek someone with strong interpersonal skills to join our team of coastal ecologists. 

Salary will depend on academic background and job experience.  Funding for this position is contingent on continued funding.  Full or part-time options are possible.  Electronic applications (including a full CV, description of past experiences, and names and addresses of three references) should be sent to personnel@cbl.umces.edu.  References: LORA HARRIS in the subject line. 

Applications received by May 4, 2016 will receive full consideration. 

UMCES is an EOE.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) - Department of Parks, Montgomery County

Parkland managed by the Montgomery County Department of Parks makes up more than 10% of the County's land and serves as the county's "backyard", providing safe and green outdoor spaces, fun, educational programs and events, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Our mission is to protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources; balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation; offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles; and provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities.

The Montgomery County Department of Parks seeks either a graduate or undergraduate level Natural Resource Intern in the Resource Analysis Section of the Park Planning and Stewardship Division to help manage the stewardship of 457 miles of streams, 26,000 acres of forest and more than 500 lakes, ponds, and stormwater management facilities and devices in the 38,000 acre park system. The successful candidate will have interest and/or knowledge in one or more of the following fields; aquatic ecology, fisheries, entomology, biological monitoring, stream restoration, land use planning, and/or GIS.

JOB TITLE: Natural Resource Intern

LOCATION: Park Planning & Stewardship Division, Resource Analysis Section Parkside Headquarters
9500 Brunett Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

TIME: Schedule to be worked out with supervisor, but core hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm DATES: May through August 2016

The Resource Analysis Section staff plans and coordinates an inter-agency effort to inventory and monitor the aquatic macro-invertebrates, fish and aquatic habitats in Montgomery County Park streams, ponds, and lakes in support of the Countywide Stream Protection Strategy, Watershed Restoration Plans, Area and Park Master Plans, Operation & Use Plans and special projects. Staff review and track environmental projects (e.g. stream restoration, stormwater management facilities, wetland creation, etc.) being designed by external agencies to be constructed and/or retrofitted on parkland. They are involved in the review of plans from the concept phase through final design to ensure that environmental impacts are limited and consistent with the Department of Parks’ mission regarding natural resource stewardship. Staff works to carry out the Department’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to ensure that the Department stays in compliance with the state and federal NPDES regulations and coordinates with Federal, State and local agencies on watershed restoration efforts affecting County parkland.

The Resource Analysis Section also provides GIS capability to create, store, retrieve and analyze, accurate, up-to- date GIS data on natural and cultural resources in parks. Sensitive areas are mapped for all park projects during the earliest stages of the planning and development process. GIS mapping efforts facilitate maintenance, management and public safety.

The Natural Resource Intern will work directly with Resource Analysis staff, and will be asked to complete independent assignments over the duration of the program. Project assignments are dependent on the current needs of the Section and the education, experience, and interests of the candidate. General office work may include the use of GIS applications for mapping projects and analysis of resources, special projects related to biological monitoring data collection, and/or investigations of existing or potential impacts to parkland resources.

In addition to general office work, possible projects include collecting and identifying fish in the field; collecting and identifying herpetofauna in the field; performing habitat evaluations; and measuring water quality parameters (dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity) in the field. The Natural Resource Intern will be provided with the opportunity to work alongside specialists implementing a variety of stream restoration, stormwater management, and GIS projects and initiatives.


  1. Collecting and recording data in the field, either under direct supervision or independently.

  2. Working with staff to identify an independent project that will be completed over the course of the


  3. Present to Park staff and directorate on an independent project.

  4. Attend Summer MBSS training for biological monitoring.

  5. Assist with special projects as needed.


  1. Background or interest in ecology, fisheries, benthic macroinvertebrates, entomology, GIS, stream restoration, stormwater management and/or natural resource management.

  2. Ability to follow directions, pay attention to details, and work within deadlines.


  1. Position will be filled at either the undergraduate (Intern I, pay rate $12.28/hr.) or graduate (Intern II, pay rate $15.25/hr.) level, dependent upon experience.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform tasks necessary for project completion.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as to work cooperatively with other staff.

  4. Be willing to commit to a pre-arranged schedule.

  5. Be able to work under somewhat arduous field conditions (walk significant distances, carry equipment,

    work in fast-flowing water).

  6. May drive Commission vehicle upon successful completion of Defensive Driving training.


Orientation to the Department of Parks and the Park Planning & Stewardship Division will be provided by staff. Specific project requirements will be discussed with supervisory staff members. Field equipment and techniques will be demonstrated by the project supervisor.

TO APPLY: By May 6, 2016, please send resume and cover letter to:

Amanda Matheny, Senior Natural Resources Specialist Amanda.Matheny@montgomeryparks.org

Elding Whale Watching Research Assistant Opportunity


Elding Whale Watching Reykjavik is a family owned company and has been running since 2000. We are the original operator in Reykjavik, strict in abiding by IceWhale’s (www.icewhale.is) guidelines in vessel behaviour around wildlife and work with IFAW to stop Whaling in Iceland. We are also well known for our environmental policy. Elding also provides a platform for marine biologists to study the cetaceans we encounter to help build our knowledge and understanding. Elding also has ties with Whale Safari (www.whalesafari.is), a RIB whale watching company and developing a new whale watching company in Akureyri (North Iceland) this up and coming summer. For further information please visit our website at www.elding.is.

Elding Whale Watching Reykjavik is looking for two voluntary research assistants with a passport from an EEA country (https://www.gov.uk/eu-eea) to assist for 5 months (1st May to the 31st September 2015). Assistants will assist in the long-tern data set that has been collected since 2007. Research is conducted in co-operation with the University of Iceland’s research center in Húsavik and it comprises of photo identification and behavioral studies mainly of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins but occasionally also humpback whales, orca, fin whales and basking sharks.

Research will be conducted on the whale watching tours (3 hours, 3 times a day). There will always be two assistants on board taking data and one on land processing, cropping, ID matching and uploading onto an online database. Each researcher will have four days at sea and two days on land processing. Working day averages at about 12-14 hours for those at sea and 6-8 hours those on land.  You will have every Sunday off work as well as bad weather days when tours are cancelled.

We are looking for assistant that;

  • Have a strong interest and education in marine science specifically cetaceans and marine birds.
  • Good spotting skills
  • Have experience on boats preferably above 17m and not acceptable to seasickness easily.
  • Be able to work calmly and politely under pressure and sometimes in stressful situations.
  • Must be a quick learner, adaptive, have a very good sense of humour, hard working, outgoing and generally a very positive person.
  • Willingness to work long hours outdoors in sometimes unfavorable weathers.
  • A Team Player
  • Physically fit - there may be some heavy lifting. i.e. moving cases of drinks or working with heavy ropes, being on your feet for most the day.
  • Don’t mind cleaning – lots of cleaning needs to be done on a daily basis, between and after tours and yes it also means cleaning up vomit and toilets.
  • Bar work – Each vessel has a bar where light refreshments are sold
  • Have their own equipment and good at using them e.g. DSLR camera and computer.

Assistants will be responsible for their own travel costs, travel insurance and personal expenses but accommodation is provided throughout the working period as well as an afternoon hot meal.

Further information on living and working in Iceland can be found at http://www.mcc.is/media/frettir/Living_and_working_in_Iceland.pdf and www.iceland.is



You will be living on an old converted capelin fishing boat that now acts as a permanently stationed gift shop/ waiting area/ small museum for our passengers in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. You will get your own small bedroom but the living area, shower room, kitchen and toilet, with all essentials, will be communal with the other researchers and maybe the occasional crewmember. All facilities are provided including wifi, fridge, cooker, bedding, towels etc.

Elding prides itself on teamwork, no job is too small or too big for any of our staff members. We work together to make sure everything is finished for the following day. So being a team player is also very important.


How to apply:

Please email your C.V. and introduction of yourself in English specifying any relevant experience and languages you have, also why you would be good for the job with the contact details of one reference to Megan (megan@elding.is).

Deadline for applications is the 15th April and those that are successful will be contacted no later than the 20th. Due to the late notice we will look at all applications but will prioritise those that can stay the longest.


Kind Regards

Megan Whittaker
Head Naturalist and Research co-ordinator
Elding Adventures at Sea
Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Tel. (+354) 519 5090


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Dive Safety Officer Position

Dive Safety Officer

Company: California Science Center


With a visit to Ecosystems, guests discover amazing environments from the familiar to the fantastic, and find out how the physical and living worlds affect—and in some ways, define—each other. Ecosystems includes an 188,000 gallon kelp tank populated with live kelp, fish, and other marine life. Exhibits related to marine life require the support of many people including husbandry, life support and diving professionals. The Dive Safety Officer (DSO) is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Foundation’s Dive and Boat Safety program. The DSO oversees the Foundation’s dive team, including paid staff and volunteers. The DSO ensures compliance with Cal OSHA and AAUS regulations including maintenance of all scuba systems and related records. The DSO oversees the required training of staff/volunteers participating in any dive operations (e.g., first aid, CPR, O2, rescue, etc.). The DSO oversees and coordinates all dive-related in-house, on-water, and waterfront conservation and collection operations. The DSO maintains the Foundation’s vessel and ensures compliance. With the Director of Aquatic Husbandry, the DSO negotiates service, equipment, and maintenance contracts, and assists in developing and managing the operating budget for the department.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years in a similar role with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience in an AZA-accredited public aquarium or zoological facility preferred. Must have fieldwork experience supervising scientific/technical and recreational divers.
  • Experience in dive program development, outreach, and recruitment preferred.
  • Must be a qualified AAUS Scientific Diver and possess certifications and extensive experience training dive emergency response at the Recreational Instructor and DAN DFA Pro Instructor levels.
  • Emergency Medical Technician and Dive Medical Technician certifications preferred.
  • Must have PSI visual inspector and applicable gear repair certifications. Experience and certification with OTS underwater communication systems equipment is highly desirable.
  • Must have experience operating boats including vessel/trailer transport, vessel launching/handling, open water diving operations and boating training, safety and emergency procedures.
  • Must be able to dive regularly in tanks and open-ocean, as well as, transport dive equipment to and from remote access points over rugged terrain.
  • Must possess the physical abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 75lbs on occasion.
  • Must be able and willing to work effectively in outdoor, wet, rainy, and cold weather conditions.
  • Must be able to maintain all certifications and requirements for the position, including swim tests and dive physicals (chest radiographs as needed). Ability to dive is an essential function of the position.
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license with a clean record and be insurable to drive a Foundation vehicle.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with, supervise, motivate, and train staff/volunteers and work cohesively in a team environment.
  • Must possess exceptional organizational skills.


  • Develop and implement safety protocols in adherence with the guidelines of AAUS and Cal/OSHA by writing SOPs and Dive Safety Manuals.
  • Manage and ensure that all staff and volunteer divers perform in accordance with safety protocols, ensuring appropriate training occurs in a timely manner, reviewing and approving dive and float plans, and supervising dive staff.
  • Manage and verify routine maintenance of all diving records for staff and volunteer divers, dive gear, and collecting equipment, in alignment with established industry standards.
  • Prepare clear and concise annual/monthly audits of dive program records in order to ensure compliance and quickly address issues.
  • Operate boat, coordinating and supervising boat training, waterfront and on-water dive operations in compliance with regulations.
  • Supervise dive team, made up of Assistant Dive Safety Officer(s) and Dive Technician(s).
  • Work respectfully with a diverse team of staff and volunteer divers to foster teamwork and ensure efforts are aligned with department goals and objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams, departments, and groups within the California Science Center and externally to achieve and maintain safe, respectful, and productive operations.
  • Coordinate and chair Diving Control Board meetings.
  • Develop and implement outreach and volunteer recruitment programs.
  • Foster working relationships with other institutions and organizations.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Contact Information

Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Target to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to: HR@cscmail.org or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept., 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.

Reef Restoration Program Associate

Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) is searching for a new Team Member!

Position title is Reef Restoration Program Associate. Details of the position and application process can be found in the links below. Please apply promptly as we are looking to fill this position in a timely manner.

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.


Full position description: http://www.coralrestoration.org/reef-restoration-program-associate/

CRF Web page for complete overview: http://www.coralrestoration.org/


For any questions, contact Jessica Levy at Jessica@coralrestoration.org

Thank you and have a good day!


*Jessica Levy*
*Restoration Program Manager*
www.coralrestoration.org | jessica.coral.restoration@gmail.com
5 Seagate Blvd. Key Largo, FL 33037

Dolphin & Porpoise Research Internships

On behalf of the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI), I am pleased to announce that we are currently accepting internship applications for August-October 2016 and from January 16th for the new 2017 season (a minimum of 30 days of participation) for our research project along the North-western coast of Spain. There are still few vacancies available. BDRI invites applications for internships/thesis projects in a dynamic, international, and competitive research environment. 

Interns can expect to gain a solid foundation in cetaceans conservation behaviour with a focus on dolphins ethology, habitat use and communication. BDRI offers interns the chance to work through the many steps of research. Your participation means that you will not only be observing the studied animals at sea, but you will also be collecting different types of scientific data, using various research methods, and helping on board the research vessel in general. When back in the lab, you will participate in the transcription of the collected data, with the database work, you will use various softwares, perform photo-identification analysis, use of GIS and more. Furthermore, as the Galician coastline is known for frequent strandings of various marine mammals species, you will be a part of an important network for rescue and data collection from these stranded animals. 

The BDRI is a private and self-funded centre, hence, there is no compensation for the internship positions. There is an interships fee that includes the accommodation in an apartment, tuition and other expenses derived of your participation (housing, wifi, use of equipment, field trips by car, and use of research vessel). Successful applicants will be responsible for their own transportation expenses to and from the research centre (O Grove, Galicia, Spain).

Internship start and end dates are flexible but the position requires a minimum of 30 days continuous. Approved applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. Prior field research experience is recommended but not required.

Please download the internships general information and application form at:




Send the application form, resume, recommendation letters, and cover letter by email to: severine@thebdri.com

For more information about BDRI's research and conservation work, please visit www.thebdri.com or our Facebook page.


See you on site!


Bruno Diaz Lopez
Chief Biologist and Director
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI)
Av. Beiramar 192, O Grove CP. 36980
tel. 00 34 605 521441

Michigan Water Center Estuarine Research Specialists

The University of Michigan Water Center is seeking experienced, self-starters who are committed to bridging science, policy and management to support the development of science to support the management of the nation's 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves. The Center is undertaking an initial, five-year effort to work with members of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) leadership to identify and address priority management issues and knowledge gaps, work with multi-disciplinary and multi-sector experts in estuarine science and management to develop and improve usable science outputs, and evaluate, synthesize and disseminate information and approaches to managers and policy makers responsible for management in the nations estuaries.

Please refer to the full job posting to view additional details and to apply. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin in September 2014.