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Capitol Reef Station Manager
Friday, February 27, 2015 09:59 PM

Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) is located within Capitol Reef National Park and functions as an education and research center under the direction of Utah Valley University (UVU) in partnership with the Park. The CRFS Site Manager will reside at the field station during periods of station visitation to maintain safety and manage operations of the site. As the first point of contact for guests, the Site Manager will be responsible for providing an orientation and facilitating various activities. The Site Manager will supervise an Assistant Site Manager, student interns, and volunteers involved in field station activities. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required (Master’s degree preferred). Degree(s) or experience in one or more of the following fields preferred: Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Outdoor Recreation, Interpretation, or related areas. Additionally, at least 1 year of documented experience in field work or interpretive employment is required.

Apply at www.uvu.jobs/postings/12761.

For more information, email crfs@uvu.edu or call 801-863-6818.
UVU is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.

 
Job:Chemical/Physical/Biological Oceanographer
Friday, February 27, 2015 08:56 PM

Applications are invited from scientists with interests in chemical, physical or biological oceanography to complement existing and future oceanographic research and educational activities at BIOS. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in: (1) Biological or biogeochemical oceanography including those with interests in biogeochemical cycles; molecular biology/genomics; microbial ecology; phytoplankton/zooplankton ecology and physiology; nutrient and/or trace element geochemistry; tracer geochemistry; and (2) Physical oceanography, especially those with interests in new observing technologies including mooring and AUV systems, or physical-biological modeling.

Successful applicants will be expected to build a strong research program, complementary to and synergistic with a broad range of oceanographic research at BIOS. Familiarity with the U.S. federal agency funding system is especially desirable. Although primarily a research position, opportunities exist for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level (http://www.bios.edu/education/). A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline is required. We invite applications from scientists at all experience levels from early career to senior scientist. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education institution incorporated in New York and based in Bermuda since 1903. Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies, coral reef research and ocean and human health interactions (http://www.bios.edu/about/team-members/). At present, BIOS employs a multi-national staff of approximately 85 people and hosts ~2,000 scientific and educational visitors per year.

Activities include oceanographic and marine biological research conducted by resident and visiting scientists, and university-level courses on a variety of marine science topics. The Bermuda Atlantic Time Series /Hydrostation S programs and the Ocean Flux Program are major long-term initiatives of BIOS. The institution also supports the operations of the RV Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS-scheduled vessel, and recently has been investing in new autonomous underwater systems with several electric gliders available for research activities. Additional information on BIOS can be found at

BIOS offers a competitive compensation package in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding work environment. Qualified candidates should submit their application to include: cover letter, research statement, and curriculum vitae including names of references to: Gillian Hollis, BIOS, 17 Biological Station, St. Georges, GE01, Bermuda; gillian.hollis@bios.edu.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.

 
Director, Flathead Lake Bio Station
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:06 PM

ENDOWED PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF FLATHEAD LAKE BIOLOGICAL STATION

Tracking Code 1173

The Division of Biological Sciences and Graduate Program in Organismal Biology and Ecology (OBE) at the University of Montana invite applications for the Bierman Endowed Professorship and Director of Flathead Lake Biological Station (http://flbs.umt.edu). Candidates should have an internationally-recognized research program in freshwater ecology, outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, strong record of external funding, and the ability to sustain and grow the FLBS philanthropic fund-raising program. Candidates should be able to articulate a broad vision for the scientific and societal role of FLBS for the coming decade

FLBS is an internationally renowned field station that sits on the shores of the 496 km2 Flathead Lake, 85 miles north of the University of Montana campus. FLBS has close access to the Flathead River and floodplain, Glacier National Park, and other terrestrial and aquatic field sites. The FLBS houses modern laboratory infrastructure and housing facilities, a genomics laboratory, a research vessel, long-term limnological data sets and sample archives, remote sensors, and excellent broadband connectivity. Responsibilities of the Director include: scientific and administrative leadership, fostering outstanding graduate student training and research, overseeing the staff and facilities, and engaging in active fundraising efforts and outreach to the local community.

The director will take a visionary role in integrating FLBS with teaching and academic programs and units on campus, as well as overseeing the active summer class program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead national searches to hire at least two new state-funded assistant professors that will reside at the FLBS. The Bierman Professor and Director will live in the very modern Director’s residence on the shoreline of the lake at FLBS at no cost to the Director. This beautiful, private shoreline house with maintenance provided by staff greatly enhances the effectiveness of the Director.

A doctoral degree and demonstrated research excellence are required. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience and a record of excellence in field station research activities, teaching, mentoring student research, and executive leadership. The University of Montana is a comprehensive research university with excellence in wildlife biology, ecology and evolution. UM is located in Missoula, a charming city in the northern Rocky Mountains that offers an outstanding quality of life.

The University of Montana embraces diversity as a core value. We are interested in hiring a candidate who will contribute to the diversity of our faculty. The University of Montana is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Preference employer, and recipient of a recent NSF ADVANCE award.

Applications must be submitted through the University of Montana website (http://bit.ly/FLBS1173) and include a letter of interest, a current CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, three (3) representative publications, and contact information for three (3) references. This position will be hired at the Associate or Full professor level and begins fall 2015. Screening of applications will begin 16 March 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries pertaining to the announcement can be directed to Ken Dial, Search Committee Chair, E-mail: kdial@mso.umt.edu.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer. Finalists must submit to a criminal background check.

 
CAP LTER Site Manager
Friday, February 20, 2015 09:52 PM

The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project (CAP LTER) seeks a Site Manager to coordinate research for an extensive, interdisciplinary, long-term project.

CAP LTER has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 1997 to study the urban ecology of the greater Phoenix region and surrounding desert. The project involves faculty, post-doctoral research associates, graduate students, and undergraduates from a range of disciplines in the social, physical, biological, and engineering sciences as well as community partners from public, tribal, and private institutions. The position therefore entails considerable interaction and communication with units throughout the university, external agencies, and public and private sector representatives.

To review the posting and apply to this position, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the “Requisition ID” section, type 11563BR.

The application deadline is March 6, 2015 at 3pm Arizona time.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law (seehttps://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)

 
NEON Field Technicians
Friday, February 20, 2015 09:48 PM
The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be hired as a Field Technician I, II, or III level depending on skills, experience, and education.

Field Technician I - The Field Technician I is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the assistance of temporary field crews under the guidance of the Field Technician.

Field Technician II - The Field Technician II is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. The Field Technician II will be the technical lead for performing routine maintenance and inventory management on all terrestrial sampling equipment. The Field Technician II will provide guidance to temporary field crews while working in the field and laboratory.

Field Technician III - The Field Technician III is the shift lead performing and supervising seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. The Field Technician III will have primary responsibility for coordinating sampling and laboratory activities at terrestrial sampling sites. The Field Technician III will have additional roles and responsibilities assisting the Field Operations Manager with management of the Domain Support Facility, hiring and training seasonal field staff, and acting as manager in the absence of the Field Operations Manager.

JOB LOCATION

The Domain 06 Field Technician’s primary work location is near Manhattan, KS. This position supports sites in the Prairie Peninsula Domain. Prairie Peninsula candidate sites are located at Konza Prairie Biological Station near Manhattan, KS and at the University of Kansas Field Station near Lawrence, KS. The Prairie Peninsula Domain includes parts of Kansas, Nebraska, southern Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, southern Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Instrumentation (tower) emphasis:

•             Test, troubleshoot and operate instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.

•             Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.

•             Assist the NEON Systems Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months).

•             Record activities, completed work and trouble tickets according to Field Operations protocol.

Physical demands:

The work is physical and involves walking, hiking, prolonged standing, walking and bending. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 40 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

Work environment:

Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Tower work involves performing work on instrument towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet which will include ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs.

General duties include:

•             Report activities, completed work, and sampling problems according to Field Operations protocols.

•             Inspect, maintain and operate field, safety and laboratory equipment.

•             Operate laboratory equipment (e.g. Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, centrifugal mill, pH meter, microscope, and muffle furnace).

•             Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training of seasonal field personnel.

•             Provide instruction and technical guidance to seasonal field personnel.

•             Perform plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation as well as measuring and marking plots.

•             Assist the Field Operations Manager with materials planning, inventory and ordering as well as day-to-day oversight of personnel and scheduling of activities coordinated from the field office.

•             Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures. Field activities may include:

•             Follow established, standardized field protocols for sample collection and handling; record and verify accuracy of data from sample collections; process samples in the laboratory; send samples to external analytical labs. Train and lead field crews performing the aforementioned items.

•             Perform other field sampling activities as assigned including: ground beetle collection (pitfall trapping), mosquito collection (CO2 light traps, tick collection (dragging and flagging) and soil core collection.

•             Test, troubleshoot and operate tower, soil and aquatic instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.

•             Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.

•             Monitor and sample aquatic sites for water quality, biological indicators and physical properties of site (e.g. gaging streams, geomorphic mapping).

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

All Technician Levels:

•             Ability to work in a team environment.

•             Experience should include performing scientific data entry and data management.

•             Ability to hike off-trail to assigned field site for long distances carrying field equipment (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) for extended periods of time.

•             Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g. semi-monthly for 3-4 nights).

NEON will be selecting individuals for Field Technician I, II and III levels. Equivalent education and experience may be considered. Indicate the level you are most qualified for on the application.

Field Technician I

•             Bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.

•             One (1) or more years’ of related experience.

Field Technician II

•             Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.

•             Three (3) or more years’ of related experience.

Field Technician III

•             Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.

•             Five (5) or more years’ related experience. Previous experience in scheduling, training, leading and auditing the performance of field crews required.

NEON will take into consideration qualifications for specific and diverse experience in the following areas:

Leadership:

•             Effective leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.

•             Effective problem solving skills and the ability to determine and act on changing priorities in a fast paced dynamic environment.

•             Ability to organize and execute multiple activities and priorities.

Skills:

•             Ability to perform minor troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of field equipment.

•             Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

•             Ability and willingness to learn and adopt new technologies as needed.

•             Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

•             High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

•             Ability to make effective decisions that take into consideration safety and operational standards.

Working conditions:

•             Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends.

•             Ability and willingness to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet including ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.

•             Perform field assignments in a variety of terrain and of weather conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.

•             Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise.

•             Ability and willingness to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet including ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.

•             Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g. semi-monthly for 3-4 nights) is required.

** Must possess a valid US driver’s license.

** Must have permanent authorization for US employment.

Apply to: www.neoninc.org

NEON Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.Details

 
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