RMBL Physical Plant Supervisor
Thursday, March 08, 2012 07:00 AM

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) has a year-round full-time Physical Plant Supervisor position available in Gothic, Colorado.

Between May and October the Physical Plant Supervisor is responsible for maintaining RMBL’s complex physical plant and infrastructure in a rustic environment. During the winter months, the Physical Plant Supervisor will help with facility planning, budgeting, remote operation and monitoring. Applicants should have facility management experience, a strong customer-service orientation, ability to solve multifaceted problems and to prioritize projects, the ability to organize staff, and have appropriate related computer skills.

For a complete job description visit: Submit a cover letter and resume with three references via email to [email protected]. This position will be open until filled. Initial review of applications will start April 1. RMBL is a non-profit biological research facility located at 9,500 ft in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado just north of Crested Butte.

NRS Program Coordinator, CA
Thursday, February 16, 2012 07:04 PM

NRS Program Coordinator
University of California, Office of the President
Salary: $66,900-$98,400 (Minimum - Midpoint of Range)
NOTE: This is a 65%-time position; the listed salary is for a full-time appointment.

Location: Oakland, CA;  Requisition #20120049
Closing Date: 03/02/2012

The UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) makes available, to the University community and to qualified research, educational, and public service users, an array of reserves that broadly represents California's ecological diversity, managing these reserves as study sites, outdoor laboratories, and "classrooms without walls." The systemwide NRS staff in the UC Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Division of Academic Affairs, coordinates capital improvements, academic programs, management planning, acquisitions, administrative guidelines, budget proposals, fundraising campaigns, databases, and informational materials for 37 sites that include more than 750,000 acres throughout the state, the most extensive University system of protected natural areas in the world.

Under general direction of the Director, the NRS Program Coordinator leads the development of NRS systemwide initiatives, programs, projects, reviews, reserve management plans, policies, and guidelines on behalf of the NRS. Efforts involve coordinating, planning, and administering complex initiatives with multiple stakeholders, managing multiple projects on an ongoing basis. The Coordinator works in close collaboration with and garners support from units within UCOP, the NRS system, the UC campuses, other institutions, government agencies, NGOs, and other state, national, and international organizations. The Coordinator's role as NRS representative will influence the way in which the NRS is viewed within the global environmental community, and accordingly, great tact, sensitivity, and diplomacy are essential.

As the lead responsible for spearheading NRS systemwide initiatives, the Coordinator will address issues of significant complexity and scope and exercise independent judgment. The Coordinator conducts research and analysis on science and policy matters gathering, synthesizing, and applying leading edge knowledge, standards, and techniques in ecosystem management; and researching and engaging with existing UC administrative systems, policies, and procedures, to develop novel multi-campus programs on behalf of the NRS.


  • Graduate degree required in the biological or related natural sciences, with advanced knowledge of and experience in the field sciences, field research, and ecosystem management, demonstrated by at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in ecosystem management, preferably within a field station setting.
  • Significant knowledge and current understanding of emerging issues and trends in ecosystem studies and natural resource management.
  • Outstanding leadership qualities, including a high degree of integrity and commitment to the NRS mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in close collaboration with a team of professionals, fostering a positive, supportive, respectful, and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents from a variety of backgrounds (including faculty, administrators, state and federal governmental agencies, international organizations, NGOs, land trusts, conservation organizations, foundations, private donors, and the general public); to handle sensitive matters on behalf of the NRS with discretion, tact, and diplomacy; and to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills in representing the interests of the NRS and its systemwide programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, and presentation skills to represent the NRS effectively to a wide variety of audiences, convey complex information, influence outcomes, and tactfully work with complex situations and ideas.
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic planning concepts, practices, standards, and processes.
  • Successful project management experience. Demonstrated experience working independently and contributing to team projects.
  • Experienced creative thinker and problem solver; meticulous attention to detail as appropriate.
  • Ability to adapt to changing workflow and evolving priorities. Includes prioritizing and responding in a timely manner during periods of high activity and tight deadlines, while making appropriate progress on long term goals and objectives.
  • Proven ability to work with a high level of independence, self-direction, and creativity, and to represent the Natural Reserve System in a professional manner.
  • Proven effectiveness working in complex institutions of higher education.
  • Familiarity with the organization of the University, its campuses, and the Office of the President, including knowledge of decision-making procedures within the University and the key personnel within the system who can assist with timely analyses and review of information.
  • Thorough understanding of the Natural Reserve System, its organizational structure, available resources, general mission, and specific goals, along with a broad foundation of scientific knowledge.
  • Outstanding computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), electronic mail, online calendaring system, and the Internet. Ability to operate Macintosh computers.

HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this position, visit:
Quesnel River Research Center Manager
Thursday, February 16, 2012 06:54 PM

The University of Northern British Columbia is seeking a full time, on-site manager for the Quesnel River Research Centre which is located in Likely, British Columbia.  We seek an individual with strong personal and leadership skills to work with our academic researchers and community partners and to facilitate the development of a strong community-based research and monitoring program along with a leading watershed ecology research program.  This is a unique opportunity for an individual who has the desire to help develop a strong and vibrant research station in a resource-rich, active community in the central interior of British Columbia.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Science and Management (UNBC, Prince George campus), and working closely with the QRRC Advisory Committee and academic researchers, the Manager will enable the vision of the QRRC to be an international leader in watershed ecology research and learning by:

  • Creating an active culture of communication, knowledge transfer and outreach to highlight the scientific and social importance of QRRC programs and research
  • Establishing research projects linking the community and the Centre
  • Facilitating the development of research programs which link UNBC faculty, visiting researchers, students and the community
  • Facilitating the development and supporting the delivery of credit field courses based out of the Centre
  • Pursuing grants and innovative funding opportunities to support research and outreach
  • Developing and maintaining monitoring programs
  • Building beneficial partnerships to link science to the community
  • Ensuring the safe, effective operation of the facility

Advanced Degree (PhD preferred) in a related science with a diversity of experience in scientific research, teaching, administration and development, typically obtained through five or more years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Full posting and application details

FAMU Research Coordinator
Saturday, February 11, 2012 08:42 PM

Florida A&M University has a Research Coordinator position open that will be located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. This position will be a Florida A&M University employee, but will maintain an office at University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

The purpose of this position is to support the Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC). The ECSC addresses ecological and management issues through studies research at several NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve sites, including the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve), which is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. This position will serve as a liaison/research technician to assist with research and monitoring activities of the ECSC.  Duties will include attendance at annual ECSC meetings, conference calls, field work, and sampling. This position will also include logistics coordination of research, student mentoring, and meetings.

Position number: 22104

Closing date: Feb. 16, 2012

Post-Doc in Yellowstone
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:00 PM

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (YERC) seeks an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and experienced scientist to coordinate research and grants.  The position is located in Bozeman, MT and will consist of three primary tasks:

  1. project coordination on multiple research grants and contracts in a lab setting,
  2. facilitating grant writing and publications within a team-setting for continuance of our long-term research goals, and
  3. conducting their own research.

Highly organized individuals with management experience are encouraged to apply.  This is an initial 2 year funded position with potential to become long term.  Salary range is $42,000 to $52,000 commensurate with experience. Please send a 1 page cover letter briefly explaining how you meet the 3 tasks, CV, and names of 3 references by 02/15/2012 to [email protected].

See for more information.

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