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Field Herpetologist

Date Posted: 23 Mar 2018 (Show details)

Institution: United States Geological Survey
Location: Guam
Closing date: not provided

The U.S. Geological Survey has an opening for a Biologist I, full-time position to join their team of research biologists on Guam. 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:

  • 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 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.

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 copy and paste the links to the following two sites:

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.

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.

Ph.D Fellowships and Assistantships in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: not provided, but the fellowships are for students entering Fall 2016

University of Louisiana (UL) Fellowships and Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Fellowships will be awarded to Ph.D. students entering Fall 2016. UL Fellows are funded for 3-4 years and have limited teaching responsibilities, while BoR Fellows are funded for 4 years at and have no formal teaching duties. Stipends are up to $30,000 per year (with tuition waiver).

Eligibility requirements include US citizenship (or permanent residency) or degree from a US institution. We will also have teaching and research assistantships available for incoming Ph.D. students.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact prospective advisors. Their contact information and research interests can be found at the Department of Biology website and its graduate programs. The Department of Biology has approximately 80 graduate students and 25 graduate faculty members conducting research on a wide variety of topics.

Paid Database Internship

Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Florida
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Closing date: Quarterly internships: deadline is 6 weeks prior to start of the quarter

The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with data management on projects related to research and monitoring of native and invasive reptiles in southern Florida. Intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including some nights, for a period of 12 weeks Additional descriptions of ongoing research can be found: http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu/

Duties:

Intern will work with scientists and managers from the University of Florida as well as state and federal agencies. Primary duties include database management and data analysis. This opportunity will provide necessary training and exposure to manage large data sets, query appropriate data for analyses, and perform analyses. Additional duties include data entry and other tasks as assigned. Depending on availability, intern may have occasional opportunities to participate in other research projects.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or pursuing degree in computer sciences, ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Access, Excel, and Word)
  • Strong statistical background
  • Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording are essential
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Prioritization and time management skills
  • General outdoor skills

Salary:

$200/week. Shared housing may be available.

Start date:

Internships are generally three months and this advertisement applies to multiple internships occurring throughout the year; March 1–May 31, June 1–August 31, September 1–November 30, December 1–February 28. Dates are flexible. Deadline for applications is 6 weeks before corresponding start date.

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest and resume or CV by email to Mike Rochford at crocdoc_jobs [at] hotmail [dot] com and use subject heading “Database Intern" followed by the time period in which you are interested.

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