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Job: Lake Erie Center DNA Technician
Monday, September 15, 2014 08:34 AM

University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, Great Lakes Genetics/Genomics Lab
Position Code: 20803
Closing Date: 10/01/2014
Salary: $35,000 or higher Annually, Great Benefits and Raises
Location: Lake Erie Center, Toledo, Ohio

We are seeking a professional career-oriented individual to be our new DNA research technician in the Great Lakes Genetics/Genomics laboratory, at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, located on the shores of Lake Erie about 20-30 minutes from our main campus. The job involves DNA sequencing (Sanger, MiSeq, HiSeq preps), RT-PCR, micro satellites, and genetics/genomics analyses. The position also entails training and supervising graduate and undergraduate students, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment.  Beautiful location, view, great working conditions.

Qualifications: • 4 year university degree in science (Master’s degree preferred) • 1 year or more professional laboratory research experience • Genetics/genomics research experience •  Computer Database Skills/Experience • Superior Communication & People Skills • Knowledge of Nature, Fish, & the Great Lakes is a plus.

Apply online at https://jobs.utoledo.edu

Posting #22766

The University of Toledo is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer

 
Job Posting: Center Director, Mexico
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:42 AM

Colorado State University  is opening a Center in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, and hiring for a full-time Colorado State University Todos Santos Center Director.

Please see the job announcement for details and application requirements. For full consideration, please submit information to CSUTodosSantos@colostate.edu by September 29, 2014.

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Reviews of NAS Report on Field Stations
Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:12 AM

EOS, the journal of the American Geophysical Union, reviewed the 23 July report by the U.S. National Research Council, entitled Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century.
The EOS article may be read here:  http://bit.ly/1oGJNrX

The NRC report was also reviewed in a publication of the University of California: http://www.ucnrs.org/reserves/angelo/hms-beagle-barcroft-station.html

Have you seen nice writeups of the NRC report? Please let us know and we will add them to this list!

 

 
2014 Human Diversity Award Winner: Harvard Forest
Sunday, August 10, 2014 06:06 PM

The OBFS Human Diversity Award recognizes unique activities, program, or approaches (funded or unfunded) that increase the involvement, engagement and sustainability of underrepresented groups in field science.

Congratulations to Harvard Forest, the 2014 Human Diversity Award winner. Strengths of the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program included targeting partnerships and outreach methods to diversify the summer research applicant pool, creating an inclusive and nurturing environment for program participants, and a commitment to track program outcomes with the aim to improve program diversity, sensitivity and effectiveness. Harvard Forest provides a strong platform to attract and foster a diversity of summer research program participants and mentors.

SEEDS student Tiffany Carey and mentor

SEEDS student Tiffany Carey and mentor

The OBFS Human Diversity Award includes a permanent plaque for the winning station; a second traveling OBFS plaque recording current and previous winners to be housed at the facility for one year; an official announcement at the annual meeting in September; and recognition on the OBFS website. The award may include a travel reimbursement of up to $1,000 for the awardee to attend the annual OBFS meeting if travel funds are limiting.

 
Director, Pymatuning Lab of Ecology
Saturday, August 09, 2014 05:20 PM

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (tenured) to serve as the Director of the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE), pending budgetary approval.  PLE is a thriving field station in Northwestern Pennsylvania that has experienced tremendous growth in its missions of education, research, and outreach.  We seek an outstanding scientist to continue an exciting research program in Ecology and Evolution working alongside of faculty in our broad-based Biology department, and to fulfill responsibilities of PLE Director, which will also include:

  • Strategic planning to enhance the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the field station
  • Oversight of research facilities, coordination of summer field courses as part of an educational consortium of regional universities, continued growth of outreach, and organization of conferences and retreats
  • Development of proposals for extramural funding
  • Supervision of staff and budget

The successful candidate will have a strong national/international scientific reputation, a distinguished record of publications and research funding, and demonstrated teaching excellence.  Experience with biological field station operations is desirable.  

To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by November 1, 2014.  

Applicants should email a single PDF document, with “PLE Director Search” in the subject line, containing a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest, a 2-3 page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, and a brief description of teaching interests to biojobs@pitt.edu.  Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to biojobs@pitt.edu.  

Further information about PLE and the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: http://www.biology.pitt.edu/facilities/pymatuning.  

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

 
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