Shoals Scientist-in-Residence Fellowship
Monday, February 05, 2018 10:38 AM

Shoals Scientist-in-Residence Fellowships Accepting Applications! Shoals Scientist-in-Residence Fellowships (SIRF) support early career and postdoctoral scientists for up to three-month residencies at Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, Maine. This program provides financial support for residential research time that can be used for data analysis, manuscript preparation, experimentation, and collaboration, among others. Priority will be given to fellows engaged in SML-based science. Financial support includes: travel allowance, room and board, an honorarium, and research allowance. Fellows will be given lab/office space. Opportunities exist for fellows to have undergraduates work directly on their own research projects (advanced planning is required and is subject to the availability of funding). The aim of this program is to provide robust training for undergraduate marine science students while simultaneously enhancing the research breadth at SML. The program also seeks to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups; however, all qualified scientists are encouraged to apply.


Fellows are asked to give at least one seminar talk to the island community during their fellowship. Fellows are expected to spend 10 hrs/week mentoring 8-12 undergraduate students in SML’s Research Internship Program. Fellows will serve as the secondary mentors, complementing the guidance of each student's primary research mentor (aka the Principle Investigators). Fellows will attend weekly internship meetings where they may be called on to provide a lecture or expertise on field research methodology or some other aspect of independent research training. Lecture time will count towards the 10 hr/week commitment. Opportunities exist for public outreach and additional income via SML’s Adult & Family Programs in August and September.


To Apply:

A complete application will be a single PDF file containing, in the order shown:

1. Cover letter describing your interest and availability, including current employment status and eligibility. If you are a postdoc, please include the name and contact information of your supervisor. Please highlight teaching and/or mentoring experience as well as research accomplishments.

2. Curriculum vitae, including 3 professional references.

3. A 1-2 page essay describing your intended research at SML. Please include provide sufficient information regarding facilities needs for your work.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Send applications by email to Dr. Jennifer Seavey ([email protected]) using the subject line “Shoals SIRF Application.”

Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on February 15, 2018, and finalists will be announced by the end of February.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Seavey ([email protected]).

Research Grant Opportunity - Huyck Preserve
Monday, January 15, 2018 01:48 PM
The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, Inc. and Biological Research Station in Rensselaerville, NY is pleased to be accepting applications for this year's Huyck Research Grants.
Grant money is available to graduate, postdoctoral and professional researchers in the natural sciences doing work at the Preserve.  
Applications must be submitted by February 23rd.
Field Station Program and Development Manager
Monday, January 15, 2018 01:45 PM

Field Station Program and Development Manager
Harrison Lewis Centre (HLC)
East Port L’Hebert, Nova Scotia
Rate of Pay: Salary, to be negotiated
Term: 6 months, with possibility of extension
Hours: Flexible, averaging 37.5 hours per week.
The not-for-profit Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre (HLC) is seeking a Manager with
interests in natural history, small-scale farming, forestry, and rural economic planning, who will
develop and maintain a robust programming and funding portfolio for the organization. The
HLC is an established field station and folk school located on a 19th Century farm overlooking
the Atlantic Ocean on Nova Scotia’s South Shore (see
Job Description: The candidate will, under the direction of the Board and the current HLC
caretaker, develop activities, events, and public offerings, either independently or in
collaboration with instructors or facilitators for the coming 2018 season; manage bookings and
reservations; seek out funding opportunities and write proposals; develop advertising; manage
the HLC website; and maintain an engaging and robust social media presence.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a creative and energetic individual with a
passion for natural history and sustainable living. They must have strong oral and written English
communication skills, be proficient in the use of computers, and typical office software. A
background in grant application and proposal writing is a must. Experience in maintaining a
professional social media profile is preferred. Capacity for self-guided and independent work is
required. Connection with the South Shore outdoors, farming/fishing, and artistic communities is
Work Location: While a South Shore resident is preferred, significant portions of this work may
be carried out remotely, at a home office. On-site accommodation available.
Correspondence, including a covering letter expressing interest and a resumé, should be directed
to Dirk van Loon, at [email protected] Our mailing address is 357 Sandy Bay Rd., East Port
L’Hebert, RR 1 Port Joli, NS B0T 1S0.

Field Station Outreach Survey
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 08:00 PM

Researchers at Texas A&M University and Colorado State University have received NSF funding (NSF-DRL 1713359 and NSF-DRL 1713351) to study outreach at field stations. They are asking all field stations in the United States to complete a survey on their outreach programming. 

Even if your field station does not have an outreach program, they would like to hear from you! 

Take their survey and your station will be eligible to win $100!!

Director, Santa Rosa Island Research Station
Friday, December 08, 2017 09:01 AM

Position announcement:  Director, Santa Rosa Island Research Station

California State University Channel Islands (CI) partners with Channel Islands National Park through a cooperative agreement to operate a research station on Santa Rosa Island.  The research station plays a prominent role in CI’s undergraduate research efforts and provides opportunities for diverse groups of students to participate in field science and other life-changing experiences.

The research station director is responsible for leadership and day-to-day operations of the Santa Rosa Island Research Station.  The director serves as the station’s representative to the Park Service, other partner organizations and the general public.  The director manages the use of facilities, programming, and logistical support activities for research station guests.  The director leads planning for physical and organizational needs of the research station.  The director serves as the primary contact for those visiting the station and is responsible for providing orientation, facilitating station activities, and ensuring compliance with operating procedures and protocols.  The director has responsibility for fulfilling all elements of the research station mission including research, education and outreach to diverse populations.  The director initiates and supports both program and fund development activities in support of the research station.

A graduate degree in a field science related to the scope of research station operations (including, but not limited to, archeology, biology, environmental science, geology) is required.  The director must have experience working in a field setting involving research and service activities equivalent to those occurring at the research station.

Review of applications begins January 10, 2018.  Full description and link to application are available at (search staff jobs)


For questions please contact Dr. Dan Wakelee ([email protected]).

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