Monday, February 05, 2018 10:53 AM





(13-week position available beginning May 14, 2018)


For thirteen weeks in May-August 2018, twenty college-age students will join dozens of visiting and staff scientists at Harvard Forest in researching the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems.  The Program Assistant works closely with the Summer Program Coordinator in organizing the various educational components to the summer program.  S/he provides information, advising, support and discipline required to create a hospitable academic work environment.


Duties and Responsibilities (work under the supervision of the Summer Program Coordinator)

Assistant Program Coordinator

Assist with student arrival and orientation (May 20th – 22nd)

Inform students of Harvard Forest activities, policies, and expectations

Coordinate weekly evening workshops and seminars

Work with Summer Program Coordinator to resolve student issues

Organize Summer Student Symposium in early-August

Work on various tasks as needed to facilitate summer research program               

Resident Advisor
Responsible for day-to-day activities related to the successful operation of a student residence

Hold weekly house meetings

Plan, organize, and direct student committees (recycling, social activities, etc.)
Serve as advisor to student on matters concerning community development, conflict resolution and counseling

Required Skills, Training and Experience

Excellent listening, negotiation, organizational, and problem solving skills

Strong communication (verbal and written) and computer skills, comfortable using email and list-serves

Capable of performing a variety of tasks simultaneously

Work independently with moderate supervision

Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse population preferred

Must have completed undergraduate degree as of Spring 2018


Time Commitment and Compensation

Compensation is $14.25/hour for 40 hours per week for 13 weeks (May 14 to August 10, 2018).  The assistant has a private room (room and board provided), shared office space with computer and access to Harvard Forest vehicles. The position requires on site residence with weeknight and weekend work. Must have a valid driver’s license.



Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about Harvard Forest and the summer program is available at  


For questions, please contact:


Manisha V. Patel, Summer Program Coordinator         

Harvard Forest                                  

      324 N. Main Street                                          

      Petersham, MA  01366

      [email protected] ;

      NO PHONE CALLS, please.

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!!

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