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Biological Field Technician

Date Posted: 13 Jul 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Redhorse Corporation
Location: Fort Irwin, California
Closing date: not provided

Redhorse Corporation has a need has a need for a Biological Field Technician to join our team on a multi-year engagement located on Fort Irwin near Barstow, CA.

Description:

  • Conducting fence checks/repairs.
  • Water delivery and care of captive desert tortoises.
  • Assisting with programs designed to monitor and preserve biodiversity at Federal facilities in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.
  • Collecting biological data in order to contribute valuable findings concerning the distribution and abundance of flora and fauna, and land conservation practices.
  • Researching, observing, and monitoring plant and animal habitats in a given region for the purpose of determining population, pollution, health and predator-prey dynamic.
  • Conducting government research in the field to better understand an ecosystem.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Conducting threatened, endangered and sensitive species surveys.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Experience working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council’s “Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques” course.
  • Plant identification skills for species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in plant identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new plant species quickly.
  • Experience with Fort Irwin’s other special status species (Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mohave Ground Squirrel).
  • Experience capturing or handling wildlife species using specialized equipment (Traps, snake tongs, noose pole).
  • Experience towing trailers and mending fence breaches.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer work stations.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1646052.

Please contact Amy Schmid at amy [dot] schmid [at] redhorsecorp [dot] com with any questions.

Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.

Wildlife/Plant Biologist

Date Posted: 13 Jul 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Redhorse Corporation
Location: Fort Irwin, California
Closing date: not provided

Redhorse Corporation has a need for a Wildlife/Plant Biologist on a task with the U.S. Army Department of Public Works at Fort Irwin, CA.

Description:

  • Lead and/or assist with biological monitoring programs for springs/seeps, burrowing owl, Mojave fringe-toed lizard, Mohave ground squirrel, Lane Mountain milkvetch, desert cymopterus.
  • Draft annual monitoring reports for 1 or 2 of the monitoring programs listed above.
  • Conduct wildlife and vegetation surveys to ensure compliance with environmental laws associated with dig permit requests.
  • Respond to after-hours call requesting assistance with wildlife/human conflicts (typically 1 week per month).
  • Conduct or assist with environmental outreach briefings and events concerning Mojave Desert ecology and/or military requirements related to environmental laws.
  • On an annual basis, this position requires 40 - 50% field work (typically exceeding 50% during spring and fall seasons).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or a related undergraduate degree, and 1-2 years of related experience OR a Master of Science (MS) in a relevant field.
  • Experience working in the Mojave Desert ecosystem and the ability to work long days in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Excellent plant identification skills for species common to the Mojave Desert or experience in plant identification in other desert ecosystems with an aptitude for learning new plant species quickly.
  • Experience working with Desert Tortoise and/or completion of the Desert Tortoise Council's Introduction to Desert Tortoises and Field Techniques course.
  • Experience conducting general natural resource inventories, and/or experience with Fort Irwin's other special status species (Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard, Burrowing Owl, Lane Mountain Milkvetch, Desert Cymopterus, Mohave Ground Squirrel).
  • Experience capturing or handling wildlife species using specialized equipment (Traps, snake tongs, noose pole).
  • Experience towing trailers and mending fence breaches.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • At least a basic knowledge and experience with mapping software (ArcGIS).
  • Experience navigating and collecting data using GPS technology.
  • Experience operating 4x4 vehicles on unimproved dirt roads.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Upon hiring the applicant must be able to pass a federal background check required prior to gaining access to unclassified government computer workstations.

To Apply:

Apply online at www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1624347.

Please contact Amy Schmid at amy [dot] schmid [at] redhorsecorp [dot] com with any questions.

Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works. 

Research Scientist in Marine Genetics and Genomics

Date Posted: 7 Jun 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Washington JISAO
Location: Seattle, Washington
Closing date: This position is open until filled.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington is seeking a research scientist in molecular genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics of marine fishes and invertebrates for new G3 (Genetics and Genomics Group) Lab at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL).The successful candidate will help run the new Molecular Genetics and Genomics Lab, write papers, apply for grants, help supervise personnel for marine projects along the Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and the Arctic.

The salary for this permanent position is $55,000+/year, depending on qualifications and experience, and the position includes excellent benefits.

Qualifications:

  • The position requires a Ph.D. and a first authored publications must be in hand.
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred.
  • Grant experience and excellent publication record preferred.
  • Field sampling and research cruise experience preferred.
  • Statistical analysis experience required. Bioinformatics experience preferred (R, QIIME, PERL, Python, etc.).
  • Next Generation Sequencing experience required. 

To Apply:

Apply online at uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=144793&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Doctoral Fellowships in Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 11 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Hector Fellow Academy, University of Konstanz
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Closing date: Application periods are 1 January to 30 April and from 1 August to 31 October.

The Hector Fellow Academy is seeking applicants to conduct self-developed research projects in evolutionary biology under the supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Axel Meyer. The positions offer full-time employment as research assistants at the University of Konstanz for a period of three years. In addition, fellows receive financial support for their research projects.

For more information and to apply online, go to www.hector-fellow-academy.de/en.html.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology and Evolution

Date Posted: 3 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Murray State University
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Closing date: not provided

The Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University is seeking a postdoctoral associate. The successful applicant will conduct research on life history evolution and population/community ecology, help mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one biology course per semester. Research will focus on the impacts of size structure and climate on polyphenism and resulting trophic cascades, using mesocosm experiments and analysis of long-term data sets.

This is a two-year position starting August 1, 2017. The salary is $47,500/year with benefits.

Murray is a highly-rated, vibrant public university with significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological research, including the Hancock Biological Station.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. required and experience with experimental design is preferred.  

To Apply:

Email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman [at] murraystate [dot] edu).

The review of applications begins immediately, but new applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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