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  1. Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Ecology Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Ecology faculty position in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology which begins August 2019. Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service in the area of Ecology. An earned doctorate in biology, ecology, or related disciplines or the foreign equivalent is required. For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/5657 Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.
  2. Call for Applications: 2019 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award Please share this announcement with interested graduate students Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and policy. Recipients of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award receive: A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the AIBS Congressional Visits Day, an annual event where scientists meet with lawmakers to advocate for federal investment in the biological sciences, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation. The event will be held on March 18-20, 2019. Domestic travel and hotel expenses are paid for the winners. Policy and communications training, including information on the legislative process and trends in federal science funding, and how to engage with policymakers and the news media. Meetings with lawmakers to discuss the importance of federal investment in the biological sciences. A one-year AIBS membership, including a subscription to the journal BioScience and a copy of "Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media." The 2019 award is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a graduate degree program in the biological sciences, science education, or a closely allied field. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to science policy and/or science education policy. Prior recipients, including Honorable Mentions, are not eligible for the award. The deadline to apply is January 14, 2019. Learn more https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html?ct=t(EPPLA_2019)
  3. The project aims at better understanding the effect of interspecific interactions on species niches and species ranges. A large part of the project will focus on testing and improving so-called Joint species distribution models (JSDMs). Based on extensive empirical data on European breeding birds you will study the scale dependence of interspecific interactions and of JSDMs as well as spatial and temporal variation in species interactions. The results will inform more complex dynamic biodiversity models. Requirements • PhD in Ecology or related discipline • Excellent knowledge of ecological and biogeographic theory • Strong interest in methodological and data oriented questions • Strong quantitative skills, experience in statistical analyses of large data sets, experience in (joint) species distribution modelling and diversity metrics across multiple spatial scales • Fluency in R und experience with cluster computers (e.g. Slurm) • High motivation and team orientation • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and a good publication record • Ornithological experience (esp. in European avifauna) is advantageous See https://damariszurell.github.io/files/BIOPIC_PostDoc_JSDM.pdf for more.
  4. DIRECTOR, UC SANTA BARBARA, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND RESERVE APPLY ONLINE (only) at: https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180586 Or at: jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=193018 The Natural Reserve System (NRS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invites applications for the position of Reserve Director at Santa Cruz Island Reserve (SCIR) located on Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County, due south of the City of Santa Barbara, and twenty miles west of Ventura, CA. SCIR is operated through cooperative agreements with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the National Park Service (NPS) – Santa Cruz Island’s two landowners. Located on TNC property, SCIR facilities include 9 buildings, a microwave and weather repeater system, an internet system, vehicles, and equipment. SCIR is part of the UCSB NRS and operates within the UCSB Office of Research and the University of California Natural Reserve System. The responsibilities of the position are year-round, weather-independent, and full time. For more information about SCIR visit http://santacruz.nrs.ucsb.edu/. The NRS mission is to support research, education and public service, and contribute to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth. The Reserve Director provides leadership of the Santa Cruz Island Reserve site, and support for researchers, university classes and public service uses. The Director is responsible for all aspects of Reserve management, including administration, budgeting, purchasing, personnel, health and safety; facilities management; and interactions with reserve stakeholders. These stakeholders include donors, volunteers, user groups, state and federal agencies, as well as the two main landholders on the island (TNC and NPS). There are over 4500 user days of activity at SCIR, and users include researchers, university classes, outreach groups, volunteers and K-12 school groups. The Reserve Director is responsible for programmatic and facilities planning and implementation, and working with the UCSB Development Office on cultivating and maintaining relationships with current and prospective donors. The Director reports to the UCSB NRS Executive Director, and interacts regularly with the SCIR Faculty Advisor, the UCSB NRS Director, and the campus NRS Office on issues related to all aspects of Reserve management. The successful candidate will be self-sufficient, have a high level of initiative, and have: an earned doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in environmental science or a related field, experience with field research, excellent problem solving skills, experience in project management, outstanding written and oral communication skills, the ability to engage productively with diverse user groups and stakeholders, excellent organizational skills, a willingness to assume responsibility readily, and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Demonstrated experience in the following areas is required: administration and budget management, staff supervision, facilities and equipment operations and maintenance, land stewardship and resource monitoring, acquisition of external support, experience in private fundraising, preparation of effective written reports, ability to speak professionally in public including to large groups. Preferred qualifications: extensive experience working in multi-jurisdictional and large stakeholder community settings, experience with operations at a remote field station, track record of leading successful grant proposals, publishing of written reports or manuscripts, and skills in information technology. Working with NRS Administrative office, the incumbent is expected to determine appropriate time allocations on site at Santa Cruz Island and the UCSB campus as needed to fully carryout all job aspects. The director must be prepared to utilize university provided facilities on Santa Cruz Island as needed to support Reserve activities. Has a highly altered work schedule which includes being on call outside of normal business hours. Travel is required to locations including to and from Santa Cruz Island via commercial boat, and outside of UCSB campus and Santa Cruz Island for meetings several times per year. Employee must be physically fit to perform Reserve management tasks. Compensation commensurate with experience in the range of $64,500 to $90,000/yr. APPLY ONLINE (only) at: https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20180586 Or at: jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=193018 For primary consideration apply by November 26, 2018. Thereafter open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Marion Wittmann, Ph.D. Executive Director UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System Email: marion.wittmann@ucsb.edu Office: (805) 893 - 6179
  5. The deadline to submit applications for 2019 Native American Research Assistantships has been extended to Dec. 1. To apply, please download an application form. Research projects currently slated to be available for 2019 assistantships include: Assessment of camera trap surveys to estimate wild pig and white-tailed deer density Bat surveys and greater sage-grouse vegetation studies in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland of South Dakota Bioacoustic surveys for owls in Oregon’s Coast Range Evaluating restoration treatments to promote flora and fauna important to the Washoe Tribe This program is facilitated by The Wildlife Society and the U.S. Forest Service, a Premier Partner of TWS. Read more about this year’s program and application process here (http://wildlife.org/apply-now-usfs-native-american-research-assistantship/).
  6. The Roosevelt Fellows Program provides post-doctoral scholars with opportunities to hone their research skills and gain valuable professional experience in a diverse, inter-disciplinary, and applied research program. Fellows hold a minimum of 1-year appointments and work closely with Roosevelt Wild Life Station scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Roosevelt Fellows have the necessary opportunities and support to engage in all aspects of an academic research program, such as: • Writing proposals and managing grants. • Professional networking at scientific conferences and public seminars. • Translating science into broader impacts for society by working closely with conservation agencies and organizations. • Mentoring graduate students. • Developing and teaching courses. • Leading and participating in workshops and continuing education experiences. The current fellowship is a 1.5-year position, with possibility for extension, funded by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (under the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act). The primary research focus is on the management and monitoring of moose along their southern range limit in the eastern United States, specifically in the Adirondack Park and surrounding areas of northern NY State. With 4 years of monitoring data in hand, research objectives are to evaluate population trend, identify factors limiting population growth, and provide an efficient, long-term monitoring plan for the future. A second line of enquiry involves deer impacts on forest regeneration, a long-term, state-wide evaluation supporting deer management across the state. Key collaborators involve faculty and staff from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY ESF, and Cornell University. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or its conferral must be imminent) and demonstrate: • A strong record of, or propensity for, scholarship through peer-reviewed manuscripts, grant support, and awards/recognition. • Proficiency in quantitative methods used in population ecology – e.g., hierarchical models, matrix models, methods for dealing with detectability (distance sampling experience helpful), spatial modeling. • Proficiency in Program R and other relevant statistical packages. • Proficiency in ArcGIS or other spatial analysis software. • Excellent organizational and communication skills. • Willingness to relocate to Syracuse, NY for duration of project. Salary and start date: For optimal consideration, send a single pdf containing a cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your C.V., and contact information for three references to Dr. Jacqueline Frair, jfrair@esf.edu, by 1 December 2018. Desired start date January 2019. Salary starts at $45K/year.
  7. Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Davidson College The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position in organismal biology and biostatistics, beginning 01 July 2019. The area of specialization is open and may include physiology, evolution, ecology, behavior, conservation biology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology (or related field) by July 2019, ability and interest in teaching biostatistics, and teaching experience in introductory organismal biology. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, which may be met through a combination of an introductory organismal biology course (BIO112/114) plus lab, biostatistics (BIO240), and the offering of an upper-level organismal/ecological biology course plus lab/field component in the candidate’s area of expertise. Apply online only at http://employment.davidson.edu. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins 05 January 2019. Application materials include a detailed cover letter with discrete sections describing: 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests, and 3) how teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, a CV, and names and contact information of references. Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding research facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy. At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins. See https://www.davidson.edu/news/biology-news/181030-two-year-visiting-assistant-professor-of-biology-in-organismal-biology-and-biostatistics- for more details. Kevin G. Smith Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Department of Biology Davidson College Box 7118 (US Mail) 209 Ridge Rd (FedEx, UPS) Davidson, NC 28035 Office: (704) 894-3038
  8. The Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP) of the City of Boulder has funding available through its funded research program for scientific inquiry on OSMP lands. Preference is given to original proposals that address priority research topics identified by the department. However, all proposals will be considered based on their merits. For research that crosses the boundaries of OSMP and our neighbors (Boulder County Parks and Open Space and Jefferson County Open Space), we will also consider interagency grant proposals for joint funding. The maximum award amount for OSMP proposals is $10,000. Proposal deadline is Jan 11, 2019. Full details are available here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbouldercolorado.gov%2Fosmp%2Ffunded-research-program&data=02%7C01%7Cmcolon%40AGCENTER.LSU.EDU%7Cbd352ef157b64edfc7eb08d643798403%7C804b509899084bdf9c06b3df777563aa%7C0%7C0%7C636770586529648262&sdata=TwmRyvTbAElKy5sqGf0bDBJoNca%2FerHrjGymlgIujao%3D&reserved=0 PRIORITY RESEARCH PROJECT TOPICS Preference will be given to original proposals that address topics identified below. However, all proposals will be considered based on their merits. In addition, a topic of interest that applies across all areas listed below is comparing OSMP with Colorado and/or the US, helping us place our lands in a broader geographic context. Examples of Top Topics for 2019 (in no particular order) (see https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/research-topics for more) * Soundscape research and management: How can we understand, protect, and enjoy acoustic environments? Subtopics of interest include overflights management, consequences of noise to wildlife, and planning for soundscapes protection. *What are the impacts of commercial mosquito management methods on non-target species in Boulder? *Investigate nesting success, productivity, and breeding chronology of grassland birds nesting in irrigated hayfields, including impacts of agricultural management on nesting success. *Examine impact of grassland bird closures on reproductive success of grassland birds and/or relationships between grazing and nesting success. *Investigate relationships between wildlife and recreation. This could include potential impacts on spatial or temporal habitat use by native wildlife, impacts of night-time human use on wildlife, impacts of dogs, or changes in wildlife community composition. *Do fenced vs. unfenced trail corridors influence grassland bird abundance and / or diversity differently?
  9. The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science invites applications for its 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship in California Conservation Science. We seek a postdoctoral scholar who conducts innovative biological research to work with the La Kretz Center and our partner agencies to achieve outcomes that will direct and lead California conservation efforts. Candidates may work in any discipline that provides the scientific underpinnings for the preservation, protection, management, or restoration of at-risk species, environments, or ecological communities in California. Our current emphasis is focused on research related to (i) conservation science at the urban/wildland interface, (ii) urban biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services, and (iii) California conservation science that leverages networks of protected areas, and successful candidates will most likely perform research at La Kretz that is related to one or more of these themes. One of the hallmarks of our postdoctoral program is collaborating with local agencies and NGO leaders, and the successful applicant will be expected to conduct research with our partner agencies that is focused on applied conservation outcomes. To accomplish this, we seek Fellows whose research interests overlap with at least one UCLA faculty member who is a La Kretz affiliate and one agency partner in California. Successful projects require input from both faculty and agency partners, and we encourage applicants to contact partners to discuss their project prior to the deadline. Our current list of agency partners and contacts includes: The Nature Conservancy: Sophie Parker (restoration; urban conservation; invasive species) LA Natural History Museum: Jann Vendetti (mollusk ecology and evolution; species natural history) U.S. Geological Survey: Robert Fisher (applied conservation; biodiversity; ecology and evolution) US Bureau of Land Management: Mike Westphal (applied conservation, climate change) US Fish and Wildlife Service: Cat Darst (endangered species management) Tejon Ranch Conservancy: Bob Reid (conservation planning; restoration ecology) Nature Reserve of Orange County: Milan Mitrovich (protection and recovery of sensitive species) National Park Service: Katy Delaney (amphibian and avian ecology, evolution, and conservation) National Park Service: Seth Riley (mammalian ecology, evolution, and conservation) Department of Defense: Robert Lovich (conservation on DoD lands) We will consider candidates who have recently completed their Ph.D. or will have completed it by August 2019. We envision hiring at least one Fellow this year that will interact with and contribute to our growing team of conservation scientists at the La Kretz Center. The Fellow is expected to work on the UCLA campus and engage with the faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Candidates are also expected to meet with agency partners either on campus or at the agency partner’s offices as project timelines require. The La Kretz Fellowship is for two years, subject to review after the first year. The planned start date is September 2019. The position has an annual salary of ~ $50,000 (depending on experience) plus full benefits, an annual research fund of $5,000, and an additional travel allowance of $1000/year to present at a scientific meeting. The Fellow has the option to reside at the newly renovated La Kretz Field Station (~ 25 miles from campus), located in the Santa Monica Mountains at a very modest rate. The La Kretz Field Station is adjacent to numerous hiking and biking trails and a short 10-minute drive from beaches, restaurants, and shops. To apply, please email to Will Zou, Administrative Assistant at (lakretz@ioes.ucla.edu), a single PDF file that includes (i) a cover letter, (ii) your CV, (iii) a research and management accomplishments statement (1-2 page), (iv) a project proposal that includes La Kretz affiliates and agency partners of interest (2-pages max, single-spaced, plus references), and (v) two relevant publications. We also ask that you have two letters of reference (one from your Ph.D. advisor), plus a letter from your proposed faculty mentor and your proposed agency collaborator indicating their interest in your work and its relevance to California conservation efforts. Please arrange to have letter writers deliver their reference to Will Zou under separate emails with the subject line “La Kretz Postdoc letter for XXX (your last name)”. The deadline for completed applications is 4 January 2018. Please e-mail questions to Brad Shaffer, Director of the La Kretz Center. Best, UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science
  10. Title: Research Technician (Botany/Range) Salary: Salary will be $1900-2200/month, depending on experience Start Date: 8 April 2019 End Date: 10 - 20 August 2019 (techs will be expected to stay until their site finishes) Last Date to Apply: 31 December 2018 Description: Technicians needed for an extensive research project in southern Idaho to examine the effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-grouse demographic traits and habitat characteristics. Primary duties include: measuring vegetation characteristics and grazing intensity, plant collecting and identification, mapping percent grass utilization by hiking continuously for the entire day over large areas, and data entry. Secondary duties will likely include: short-eared owl surveys, fence installation, and insect sampling. There may be some opportunity to participate in trapping and banding of sage-grouse at night in remote locations, using radio telemetry to track sage-grouse, and sage-grouse brood surveys. Tasks will vary depending on project needs and start date. All technicians will conduct substantial insect and vegetation sampling; technicians will conduct vegetation sampling for several consecutive weeks during which identifying grasses and forbs is required. All technicians will be expected to identify a set of common grasses and forbs to species prior to starting employment. Technicians will need to walk many hours daily over rough terrain (off-trail) in remote areas, and will be required to work unusual hours including at night and very early mornings. Technicians will work at one or more of 5 study sites in southern Idaho: Big Butte near Atomic City, ID; Jim Sage Mountains near Almo, ID; Browns Bench near Rogerson, ID; Sheep Creek near Grasmere, ID; and Pahsimeroi Valley near May, ID. Technicians may be moved between sites on short notice depending on project needs. All sites have nearby access to excellent hiking, fishing, rafting, mountain biking opportunities, and much more! Additionally, technicians will be part of a large research team with 2 graduate students, 20+ technicians, 5 crew leaders, a research scientist, and 2 state biologists working across 5 study sites. This highly collaborative project will involve working closely with botanists and wildlife professionals from Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management, and the University of Idaho. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Qualifications: Qualifications include an undergraduate degree (or working towards one) in rangeland ecology, botany, wildlife science, or a related field (e.g., Biology, Zoology, etc.). Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, a valid driver’s license, willingness to travel, and willingness to live and conduct field research under rigorous and remote conditions during variable weather conditions (snow and rain early in the field season; heat at the end of the field season). Applicants with previous experience in vegetation monitoring and/or use of a taxonomic key will be given preference. Experience working/living in rural areas, ranching/farming operations, operating ATVs, and 4WD vehicles is also beneficial. To apply, please send the following materials in a single .pdf or .docx (via email attachment) to Andrew Meyers (grsg.idaho@gmail.com): (1) Cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) contact information for >3 references. Please write “Research Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so some applicants may be selected before 31 December.
  11. Two tenure-track positions The Department of Biology at the University of South Alabama seeks applications for two full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin August 15, 2019. An earned Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field is required at the time of the appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The department offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs. The successful applicants are expected to develop externally-funded research programs, involving both undergraduate and graduate students. The ability to teach introductory Biology and one of our core courses in Cell Biology, Genetics, or Ecology and Evolution is an advantage. Position one is in Genetics: the research specialty is open but candidates using computational approaches are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses in Genetics and Computational Biology and develop new curricula in his/her specialties that target undergraduate and graduate students. Position two is in the area of Ecology/Evolution: candidates with active research with any taxon or organismal level in symbiosis (parasitism, mutualism, commensalism) are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses in ecology and evolution and develop new curricula in his/her specialties that target undergraduate and graduate students. To apply: Send by email a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals, unofficial transcripts, and arrange for three original letters of recommendation to be sent to either snichadhain@southalabama.edu (Genetics) or jmata@southalabama.edu (Ecology/Evolution). (Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to the Department of Biology). Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018, and continue until positions are filled. The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
  12. Position Description Summary The Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in conservation biology. We seek a motivated and talented person with a research focus on coastal and marine species and ecosystems. We prefer applicants whose expertise are complementary to existing faculty and fill known gaps in the department (among others, coastal /marine reptiles, mammals, and/or birds). The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in conservation biology and their individual expertise. This position will further expand and complement our M.S./Ph.D. programs in Marine Biology (http://sci.tamucc.edu/LSCI/MARB/) and M.S. Biology (https://sci.tamucc.edu/LSCI/BIOL/ms/index.html). Appointment will begin Fall 2019. TAMU-CC is an Hispanic-serving institution located on the Texas Gulf Coast and a rapidly growing doctoral research university with about 12,000 students. The successful applicant will work with other faculty to aid the university’s goal in achieving national and international prominence as an emerging research institution. The Department of Life Sciences research and teaching facilities will be housed in a new state-of-the-art building (Tidal Hall). Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu A completed application must include: Cover letter Statement of research interests Statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy Curriculum vitae Names and contact information of 4 references Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to November 30, 2018 and review of applications will begin December 1, 2018. The position will remain open until a finalist is selected. Contact the Search Committee Chair (below) with any questions. Dr. Ed Proffitt Professor Department of Life Sciences Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Eng. 310 A 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5800 Corpus Christi, Texas 78412 361 825 2358 Ed.proffitt@tamucc.edu
  13. Call for Proposals - William Simes Research Fund, Hastings Natural History Reservation The Hastings Natural History Reservation is located in the Carmel Valley in Monterey County, California. This 1200 ha site encompasses a range of habitats, including oak woodlands, chaparral, native grasslands, recovered agricultural fields, and several riparian corridors. Hastings has been a center for field-based research for more than 80 years and is the oldest of the field stations in the University of California’s world-class Natural Reserve System. Accordingly, in addition to a wealth of opportunities to study extant organisms, numerous archival data sets regarding the Reservation are available through Hastings and the Berkeley Natural History Museums. Purpose: The Simes Fund is intended to support costs associated with an extended (e.g., several month) period of field research at Hastings. Appropriate uses include costs of housing, food, and other supplies required to conduct fieldwork. Eligibility: The award is open to graduate students (Masters and Ph.D.) and postdoctoral researchers; pending available funds, applications from exceptional undergraduates will be considered. Any topic in organismal biology is appropriate. Projects in other science disciplines (e.g., geology, anthropology) will also be considered if they use study systems available at Hastings. The award is open to members of any accredited graduate program; applicants do not need to be students at UC Berkeley or other campuses in the UC system. Award: Awards of up to $1500 will be made each year; the exact number of awards per year will depend upon available funding. Visit http://hastingsreserve.org for more information. Applications are due December 1.
  14. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position in Animal Physiology beginning August 17, 2019. The successful applicant will be an Animal Physiologist whose research uses molecular, cellular, and/or whole animal approaches. Research should complement or strengthen existing expertise in our department (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.lockhaven.edu%2Fbiology&data=02%7C01%7Cmcolon%40AGCENTER.LSU.EDU%7C2df4398187f54966ab2708d64014f20b%7C804b509899084bdf9c06b3df777563aa%7C0%7C0%7C636766856046199511&sdata=m%2Bgkiy%2BGTozTLC3xKrVb%2Bz2oHXWd2dmnTB8RER2l94M%3D&reserved=0). The candidate must be able to teach a senior level Organismal Physiology class and support other courses for majors and non-majors. For full consideration, apply before November 20, 2018 https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjobs.lhup.edu%2Fpostings%2F4409&data=02|01|mcolon%40AGCENTER.LSU.EDU|2df4398187f54966ab2708d64014f20b|804b509899084bdf9c06b3df777563aa|0|0|636766856046199511&sdata=mejyNa74z5gdZncXJX5O6jqy4xubUw4rhmLL5o%2Bb1UQ%3D&reserved=0
  15. Melanie Colón

    Postdoctoral associate

    A multi-university, collaborative research project focusing on the metapopulation dynamics of three threatened species (a bird, a butterfly, and a plant) seeks a postdoctoral associate with research experience collecting plant demographic data in the field, and using those data to construct and analyze structured population models (e.g., projection matrix or integral projection models). Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Ecology or related fields and evidence of strong research productivity. The postdoc will be responsible for: 1) overseeing a multi-population field demographic study of Venus flytrap plants in North Carolina (its native range), 2) using the data to identify environmental drivers of demography; 3) examining patterns of synchrony between populations; and 4) using population models to inform management. Opportunities will be available for the postdoc to establish their own side projects related to the overall goals of larger project, as well as to collaborate on synthetic research involving all three focal species. The postdoc will also assist the lead PI (William Morris) in overseeing the larger project. A copy of original proposal describing the project can be obtained by emailing William Morris (wfmorris@duke.edu). Salary and benefits are commensurate with Duke University standards for postdoctoral associates. The position will last for up to three years. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three people who can serve as references. Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.org, where the Position ID is #12605. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15. The position could begin as soon as Dec. 1, 2018, but qualified applicants who will not complete their dissertations until the end of Spring 2019 are encouraged to apply, as hiring will be delayed for exceptionally qualified candidates. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
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