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Research Hatchery Manager/Experimentalist

Date Posted: 6 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Oregon Statue University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 26 April 2017

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Manager/Experimentalist to oversee the rearing of all life stages of salmonids and other aquatic species, and oversee the hatchery facility. This position requires strong interpersonal skills with positive and constructive personnel management. The incumbent should understand the scientific methods concerning discovery and experimental research to participate in discussions on experimental design. If desired, this position also offers a potential for leadership in scientific endeavors, including publications and scientific presentations. This is a one year position with the possibility of a one year extension. The start date is May 15, 2017.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in fisheries, physiology, aquaculture, natural resources, zoology or related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a track record of positive/constructive personnel management
  • Experience working with contractors, vendors, and suppliers from various organizations
  • Self-motivated, problem solver with good critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to collaborate within and across disciplines
  • Ability to supervise a staff and student workers
  • Ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities and confer with project leaders
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with conducting research and with experimental design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate education or equivalent practical experience with a background in fish ecology, behavior, genetics, physiology, or development (or some combination thereof), with an interest in the application of basic research to fisheries conservation and management
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide professional facility and support staff oversight
  • Preference given to applicants with knowledge of fisheries biology/management and prior experience working with salmonids; experience using Excel and/or Access worksheets for data entry, checking data, and generation of graphics; use of quantitative applications and statistical programming; sound understanding of juvenile salmonid life history patterns; project management skills
  • Programmatic development of research programs and enhancement of facilities.
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity 

To Apply:

For full position announcement with required and preferred qualifications and application materials, go to Applications must be received by the closing date 04/26/2017.

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Analytical Biologist

Date Posted: 22 Nov 2016 (Show details)

Institution: University of Florida
Location: Davie, Florida
Closing date: not provided

The University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking an analytical biologist interested in research related to datasets on invasive and native reptiles, and long-term monitoring datasets on American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) and American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in southern Florida. Successful candidate must be a self-motivated individual with functional knowledge and experience with analytical software and techniques. Experience with R, Microsoft Access and Excel, and ArcGIS is strongly preferred. Must possess strong organizational skills, encyclopedic knowledge of statistical analyses and related software, and ability to work with other researchers. Research opportunities will build off of ongoing alligator and crocodile datasets collected over several decades and invasive and native reptile datasets accumulated over the last decade. Opportunities exist for the development of novel research projects.

Salary is $15-20/hour, commensurate with experience. The start date is flexible.


The successful candidate should possess a MSc in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology or related discipline. He or she should be comfortable learning and applying hierarchical models of occupancy and abundance, mark-recapture models, and/or population growth models. He or she should be capable in Program R or other statistical modelling software. Familiarity with GIS and databases is a plus.

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references by e-mail to Dr. Frank Mazzotti at crocdoc_jobs [at] hotmail [dot] com and use subject heading "Analytical Biologist."

Collections Manager

Date Posted: 25 Oct 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Angelo State University
Location: San Angelo, Texas
Closing date: not provided

Under supervision of the Curators and Department Chair, the Collections Manager manages the teaching and scientific specimen collections and Specify database in the Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC), including the Herbarium, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology, and Frozen Tissue collections. This position serves to promote the ASNHC, department, and university through various forms of community outreach; oversees undergraduate and graduate student assistants, interns, and volunteers working in collections; and participates in providing input toward new facility design.

The Biology Department maintains the Angelo State Natural History Collections, which contains nearly 150,000 specimens of plants, vertebrates, and frozen tissues. The collections are preserved, documented and curated assemblages that are important to a wide array of human activities. These collections are essential to the management of natural resources because they document the diversity and biology of organisms that impact agriculture, health and urban and other rural activities. They also characterize the ecosystems upon which we all depend.

The collections are a resource for many fields of biological research. The presence and growth of the collections at ASU are important to the university, San Angelo and the Concho Valley because they are a readily available local resource for the region, as well as being used in research at the national and international levels.


Operational management of research and teaching collections in the Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC), to include the Herbarium; Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology, and Frozen Tissue collections. ASNHC duties are varied, but typical job functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Accessioning, cataloging, and integrating specimens into the ASNHC
  • Collecting and preserving scientific specimens
  • Operating and maintaining the dermestid skeletal preparation facility
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining an integrated pest management (IPM) program
  • Improving and maintaining the collection databases (Specify) with georeferenced locality data
  • Processing and managing loans
  • Creating and maintaining policies and procedures that are cohesive with best practices
  • Providing assistance to curators in research
  • Training, managing, and working with undergraduate and graduate student assistants, interns, and volunteers to carry out curation activities and specimen preparation
  • Maintaining and developing the ASNHC website
  • Producing and distributing regular PR announcements including annual ASNHC newsletters
  • Participating in providing input toward new facility design
  • Conducting tours, lectures, programs, and classes on collection-related topics
  • Assisting in grant-proposal preparations for collection-related projects
  • Coordinating and managing permits relating to collection activities
  • Participating in museum programs, workshops, seminars, and other forms of professional development in the museum profession
  • Serving to promote the ASNHC, department, and university in other various forms of community outreach and social media


  • M.S. degree in Museum Science, Biology, Zoology, Botany or related field, or B.S. degree in those fields
  • Professional experience working in Museum Collection Management or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accepted museum standards and practices for collection care, collections management, specimen conservation and preparation, and registration methods
  • Skilled in curation of natural history collections
  • Knowledge of IPM protocols and procedures, including general knowledge of museum pests
  • Skilled in operation of dermestid facility
  • Knowledge of georeferencing and specimen-based electronic database protocols
  • Knowledge of imaging systems
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, and Specify® database management software
  • Ability to be detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Ability to be highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to communicate well and build rapport with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to have strong initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Skilled in having good presentation (oral and written communication) skills
  • Ability to use established occupational health and safety practices
  • Ability to organize and complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to manage computerized files and records
  • Ability to prepare written communications and reports independently and proofread work accurately
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage annual budget
  • Proficient in Specify® data management software, including Specify® 6, Specify® 7, and Specify® web portal systems. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Knowledgeable in FileMaker® database system. 

To Apply:

For more information and to apply for this position, go to


Date Posted: 2 Sep 2016 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Sacramento or Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate opening in either our Sacramento or our Los Gatos office for a herpetologist. This person will conduct species surveys and monitoring for the California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog and possibly other reptile and amphibian species. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • Academic background in biological studies, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Solid field experience
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Current federal (i.e., 10[a][1][A]) or state authorization to handle these species or experience qualifying the herpetologist to be added to a corporate permit for these species
  • Candidates with an M.S. are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

Additional qualifications

  • Valid, state-issued driver license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low-impact principles

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link: using one .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only one attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into a singe file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. 

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 95 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.

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