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Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology

Date Posted: 19 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Location: Charleston, Illinois
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on 30 November 30 2017.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Animal Physiology, beginning August 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Candidates with research focus on disease biology and/or cellular metabolism are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in animal physiology, molecular/cellular biology, and a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, and a competitive start-up package will be available. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests (that highlights the involvement of students), and contact information for at least three professional references. Application materials must be submitted as separate files via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/46245.

Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Thomas Canam, Search Committee Chair, at tcanam [at] eiu [dot] edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer—minority/female/disability/veteran—committed to achieving a diverse community. 

Area Manager of Deserts (Herpetology)

Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Indianapolis Zoo
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Closing date: 20 October 2017

The Indianapolis Zoo has an opportunity for an Area Manager of Deserts (primary focus of this area is herpetology), a position that demands strong management and supervisory skills, and venomous snakes knowledge. This position supervises staff, adult volunteers, and interns. The Area Manager of Deserts is responsible for selection, acquisition and de-acquisition of specimens; the Health and Welfare of the Collection; Records Management; Permits and Licenses; Safety and Security of the area; and Staffing.

The Area Manager of Deserts is also responsible for assisting, planning and directing exhibit modifications; submitting quarantine arrival forms and, if needed, organizing and implementing quarantine procedures for animals quarantined in the area; oversees and directs animal introductions and seasonal animal moves; and must be able to use behavioral enrichment techniques to modify/enrich animals within the biome.

The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance; 403b plan; paid holidays, and paid time off.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum four years of professional work experience working in a Zoo or similar organization, and at least two (2) years of staff supervisory experience.
  • A minimum of four years of professional work experience with venomous snakes.
  • Bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, or a related field is required.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must be an intermediate user of Outlook, Excel, E-time, Workorder, Performance Impact, PAT, KDR and Word.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions.
  • Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently. Must be able to climb and maintain body equilibrium while performing various jobs.
  • Heavy visual acuity required and good hearing.
  • Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines.
  • Possible occupational exposure (Category B employee) to human bloodborne pathogens. Job requires working with harsh or hazardous chemicals (e.g., chlorine sanitizers or cleaning compounds). Exact chemicals and training will be explained by the area curator.

To Apply:

Apply online at indyzoo.formstack.com/forms/employmentapp. In the “Position Desired” section of the on-line application, please enter “Deserts Area Manager”. You will also need to attach:

  • Cover letter. (Please include compensation requirement in your attached cover letter, or enter it on the online application.)
  • Resume
  • The names and contact information of three professional references. (Preferably references are current or former supervisors, or someone who can speak knowledgeably about your work, abilities, and skills. Please do not list relatives and friends.)

Successfully passing a pre-employment drug test, a driving record check, and criminal history check is a condition of employment.

Application deadline is October 20, 2017.

Faxed, mailed, and delivered resumes will not be considered. Please no phone calls.

The Indianapolis Zoo is a national leader of animal conservation, and one of the top tourist destinations in Indiana. We’re located on a 64 acre campus in the heart of vibrant downtown Indianapolis. In addition to our animal exhibits, gardens, and aquarium, we support local and international animal conservation efforts. The Zoo is a private, 501(c)(3) operation.

The Indianapolis Zoo is an EOE/ Drug Free/Smoke Free Work Environment.
 

Field Biologist in Herpetology

Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: United States Geological Survey/Cherokee Nation Technologies
Location: Guam
Closing date: not provided

Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT), in behalf of the US Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center, has an opening for a Biologist I, full-time position to join our team of research biologists on Guam. This team conducts ongoing research on the biology, control, and containment of the invasive nocturnal Brown Tree Snake on Guam, the Mariana Islands, and throughout the Pacific region.

The successful candidate will be provided with the unique opportunity to participate in ongoing research in a dynamic Pacific island field setting. He or she may also be trained as a member of the Rapid Response Team which could require multi-week trips to other (possibly remote) locations in search of snakes, including long hours and difficult conditions involving hot, humid and rainy inclement weather.

Travel to and from Guam is paid with a one year commitment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Fieldwork includes the hand capture of live snakes, collection of morphological data, preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment for experiments, preparation of study sites
  • Handling of live and dead animals (snake, lizards, rodents, and other vertebrates)
  • Field data collection occurs both during the day and at night.
  • Study site preparation will require the use of brush cutting equipment, power saws, and other equipment
  • Duties also include laboratory work and care of lab animals
  • The meticulous collection of field data and data entry is required while adhering to scientific and safety protocols

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Education or related field
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Applicants must be in possession of a valid passport and be able to work legally in the U.S.
  • Excellent (corrected) eyesight, health and physical stamina, a strong work ethic and the ability to work on a research team are required
  • Ability to walk over rough terrain, carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment, tolerance of climatic extremes in mosquito and spider infested areas while maintaining a sense of humor
  • Demonstrated interest in working on a nocturnal species
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills as well as the ability to produce professional quality documents
  • Ability to pass an extensive background check for access to military property

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in academic applied research, a background in international field research, experience with snake handling, a desire to live in the tropics, and a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft word processing and database applications.

To Apply:

Apply to Job # 11712 online at www.cherokee-cnt.com. Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Date of Availability, Passport expiration date, and a list of References saved as a single Word or PDF document.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Cherokee Nation Technologies:

Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please visit the following two sites:

www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail CNB [dot] Compliance [at] cn-bus [dot] com for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision:

www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

Assistant Professor/Curator – Genetic/Genomic Ichthyologist

Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Closing date: Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Sam Noble Museum and the Department of Biology at the University of Oklahoma are seeking a creative, collaborative thinker with a collection-based research program involving molecular approaches to studying fish systems. We are especially interested in candidates who use genomic tools and data sets in combination with innovative computational, ecological, behavioral and/or comparative approaches to address important biological questions ranging from the origin and maintenance of organismal diversity, adaptation to changing environments, evolution, conservation, and human health and disease. Areas of research interests include, but are not limited to: comparative genomics, landscape/population genetics, geographical ecology, global change biology, evolutionary genetics, and mechanisms of evolution.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop and maintain an innovative, extramurally-funded research program in fish systems:
  • Oversee care and obtain support for a collection of about 1 million specimens by maintaining records, identifying and cataloging specimens, supervising preparators and assistants, expanding and preserving the collections, and developing long-range plans for collection maintenance and development;
  • Contribute to museum public exhibit development and support;
  • Develop and contribute to museum-related outreach activities;
  • Contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including instruction of one course per year (one-half the regular department teaching load) in ichthyology, animal behavior, biogeography, genetics, evolution, comparative anatomy, ecological modeling, or bioinformatics. 

A full-time Collection Manager is funded in this collection.

The Sam Noble Museum is an organized research unit of the University of Oklahoma and is one of the finest university museums in the world. The museum has an outstanding curatorial, collections, education, exhibits, and support staff that serves the museum’s mission from research to preservation to education at all levels. The Department of Biology is a leading academic department with a tradition of excellence in organismal biology. It is home to 20 of the 44 faculty in the University's graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and it is currently in the process of hiring several new faculty in the next two to three years to expand on its strengths in biology of behavior.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D., teaching experience, and field and museum research experience in ichthyology are required.

Preference will be given to biologists with a documented record of collections-based research in natural history, including field experience and a broad taxonomic understanding of fishes, who also clearly demonstrate cross-disciplinary research programs.

To Apply:

Apply online at apply.interfolio.com/43857. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of experience and goals (including teaching, research, and curation), representative pdf reprint examples, and three confidential letters of reference.

Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
 

Doctoral Research Assistantship in Herpetology

Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Miami University of Ohio
Location: Oxford, Ohio
Closing date: not provided

A PhD research assistantship is available in the Global Change Biology Lab at the Miami University of Ohio. The student will join an ongoing project on evolutionary adaptations to climate change in horned lizards (genus Phrynosoma).

The student will be mainly responsible for assembly and annotation of the genome of the desert horned lizard (Phrynosomaplatyrhinos). The student will be encouraged to develop a PhD dissertation project that will leverage this new genome.

More information about this position can be found at caloprymnus.com/graduate-research.

Qualifications:

The candidate must be enthusiastic, hard working, reliable, willing to learn new techniques, and have a deep interest in genomics and bioinformatics.
Knowledge of programming (e.g. unix, perl, R) is a plus but is not necessary as long as the student is interested in learning these skills.

To Apply:

Inquires and applications can be send to Dr. Tereza Jezkova at tereza [dot] jezkova [at] miamioh [dot] edu. Applications will be accepted immediately and should include the following:

  • Cover letter explaining your research interests and expertise
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contacts for three professional references
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