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]).

Saturday, December 02, 2017 08:46 AM






The University of The Bahamas (UB) is a vital catalyst for national development.  Chartered on 10th November 2016, UB had its genesis in The College of The Bahamas which was established in 1974.  UB operates from the Oakes Field Campus and the Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence; UB-North in Grand Bahama; and the Gerace Research Facility in San Salvador.  The Gerace Research Facility offers amenities for students, professors and researchers from around the world to study in a tropical environment. Gerace lies on eight acres of land and can provide accommodations for up to 200 people. It has a full service cafeteria, nine laboratory/classroom spaces, a library, computer lab, specimen repository, wet lab with sea water aquaria, analytical laboratory, dive shop and recreational spaces.


The University invites applications for the position of a Facility Manager, Gerace Research Facility, who is able to maintain and improve 15 brick buildings, a fleet of vehicles, a boat and multiple systems including a water filtration and pressure system, backup electrical generator, cafeteria refrigeration and freezer equipment, SCUBA dive shop and wireless internet network.  Maintenance of these facilities involves coping with a corrosive salt-air environment, the age of the buildings with related electrical and plumbing challenges, as well as the modernization of the station to suit advanced academic pursuits. 


As Gerace is a complex facility with a wide variety of tools, equipment and technology, it is not expected that any one individual will have mastery over all intricacies of the station. However, it is expected that the Facility Manager will possess a working knowledge of the aspects of the facility and will have the ability to learn new skills.  The position’s duties and responsibilities can be modified to best fit the strengths of the successful candidate supplemented by current staff and local expertise.


The Facility Manager is expected to reside at Gerace during the entire business season (November to August) and will be responsible for directing the overall operations of the physical plant. The job requires the maintenance of old buildings (including plumbing and electric), repairing and maintaining equipment (including water pumps, automobiles, refrigerators, etc.), conducting small construction projects and assisting researchers and students with their needs.  In addition to performing maintenance tasks during regular business hours, the Facility Manager is expected to be “on-call” whenever visitors are on campus. This position is physically demanding and requires working long hours with almost no days off during the busiest weeks, including weekends.



  • Directing the overall operations of the physical plant including maintaining the vehicles and boats, buildings, guest rooms, fresh and salt water plumbing, food preparatory equipment, and sustaining and upgrading the aging systems;
  • Supervising the physical plant staff;
  • Managing and administering minor construction/renovation projects;
  • Keeping an inventory of all parts and supplies and providing the Executive Director with items to order to ensure the rapid repair of equipment in the event of breakdown;
  • Establishing a preventative, predictive and replacement programme for vital equipment;
  • Coordinating the setup of rooms and laboratory spaces for use by various college and university groups;
  • Assisting faculty with equipment for research and educational needs and maintaining research and laboratory equipment; and
  • Maintaining a small dive shop and dive compressor.



  • Sound mechanical competence: A sound knowledge of electricity, motors, pumps, plumbing, refrigeration, building and construction tools, and automotive equipment is required.
  • Outstanding people and human resource skills: Interactions with both staff and visitors must be handled in a professional manner. This position requires the meticulous management and delegation of tasks to the physical plant personnel. Requests made of the Facility Manager by visitors are common, complex and time consuming and must always be dealt with in a calm, uncritical and personable manner.
  • Exceptional organizational skills: Time is often limited and multiple tasks often need to be accomplished quickly during the busy season. The Facility Manager must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity.
  • Ingenuity and adaptability: Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking is required in order to keep aging equipment functioning in an extreme salt-air environment.




  • A minimum of an associate’s degree in an engineering related field or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience directly related to physical plant management; or an equivalent combination of considerable education, training and experience with the aspects of physical plant management, personnel management, automotive expertise and safety practices.
  • Previous experience managing personnel.



  • Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of the Provost, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at [email protected] by 15th December 2017. 
  • Send all documents together, including: (a) Cover letter of interest highlighting experiences and abilities relevant to the position; (b) Copies of academic and other relevant qualifications; (c) Up‐to‐date transcripts; (d) Up‐to‐date resume or curriculum vitae, including details of physical plant management experience as well as details of other experiences relevant to the position, duties and responsibilities; (e) Police record; (f) Medical certificate of fitness; (g) Copy of Bahamian national insurance ID card, if applicable; (h) Copy of relevant pages of valid passport (showing photo ID, passport number and expiration date); (i) Three letters of reference that speak to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position; and (j) A completed UB Application for Employment form available at this link:
  • Note GRC Facility Manager in the subject field of the email.  Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. 


Executive Director, Gerace Research Centre


Two-year contract after an initial probation period; renewable upon positive performance review


Negotiable based on qualifications and experience


Until Filled


November 2017

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the Facilities Manager.

To inquire about this position, please direct emails to [email protected]

LTAR Assistant Data Manager - Archbold-UF
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:19 AM

LTAR Assistant Data Manager

 Archbold Biological Station and its partner site University of Florida Range Cattle Research Center (UF RCREC) are part of the Long-term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR), a network of 18 agroecosystems across the United States that seek to address the grand challenge of maintaining multiple ecosystem services in food production systems.  The Archbold-UF LTAR consists of three research sites dispersed across agricultural and conservation lands throughout south central Florida, totaling nearly 9,000 ha.

 The Archbold-UF LTAR is in search of a dedicated Assistant Data Manager to assist with organization and dissemination of data associated with their sites. Our ideal candidate is someone who loves databases and coding but has a background in (or interest in) agroecology and sustainable food production and understands its importance to society. We are looking for someone who doesn’t mind being on a computer all day working through data issues, and problem solving our data management needs. We need someone who is creative and driven, and will take initiative to help Archbold and LTAR best manage our data.  This person will be happy to assist staff at both sites with their data documentation and organization.


This is a one year full-time position that offers health and dental benefits, retirement plan with matching employer contributions after one year, paid vacation and sick leave, and 10 paid holidays per year.  The position may be extended each year with the possibility of future funding.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, to

[email protected]  Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S.  Reviewing of applicants will begin November 6th and continue until position is filled, with goal to fill position as soon as possible.  More information can be found at EOE/AA Employer


Essential Duties and Responsibilities_________________________________________________

  • Day to day responsibilities include data management coordination for two of the Archbold-UF LTAR sites, MAERC and RCREC (; This will include some travel between the two sites, which are approximately 60 miles apart.
  • Participate in LTAR network Data Management working group meetings and conference calls
  • Work alongside the Data Services team to assist researchers with data management tasks
  • Monitoring and trouble-shooting of data flow from streaming sensors to relational databases, and automated subset data transfers to offsite end users
  • Microsoft Access database creation and maintenance, including form design, to support ongoing research projects at both sites


Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Computer Science or related field, with relevant coursework/equivalent work experience using relational databases preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Word and Excel is required
  • Experience with R, Microsoft SQL Server, VBA coding, MS Access form design and macro creation preferred
Ability to troubleshoot network data flow connections, database errors, VBA code
Director of Research - Lacawac Sanctuary
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:12 AM

Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center

Director of Science and Research Job Description


Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Lacawac’s545-acre property includes a pristine 52-acre glacial lake and its watershed (a National Natural Landmark), two small ponds, bogs, frontage on the largest lake in eastern Pennsylvania, forests with hiking trails, and a Great Camp listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since its inception in 1966, the Lacawac Sanctuary’s mission has been to preserve Lake Lacawac, its watershed, the surrounding forest and historic structures; provide a venue for ecological research, scholarly interaction and the training of scientists; and offer public education on environmental and conservation issues. For nearly 50 years, Lacawac has accomplished this mission by offering a diverse set of natural areas, facilities, and programs for K-12 and post-secondary educators and students, area residents, scientific researchers, and visitors to the region.


The Director of Science and Research will provide strategic leadership for research and collegiate educational programs at Lacawac.  The Director of Science and Research’s primary responsibility will be to develop, promote and coordinate use of Lacawac's facilities by colleges and universities, various conferences and workshops (30%). In collaboration with other institutions of higher education, the Director of Science and Research will be active in research by conducting field sampling, maintaining instrumentation, supervising undergraduate interns, and interacting with students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty members (10%). The Director of Science and Research will engage in outreach programs such as PLEON (Pocono Lakes Ecological Observatory Network), other citizen science programs in lake monitoring and sustainable management practices and K-12 outreach programming (20%).  Finally, the Director of Science and Research will develop and externally funded research program that support  collaboration and the continued growth of research and collegiate educational programs at Lacawac(40%).


General duties of the DSR included but are not limited to:

  • Promote usage of the field station among colleges and universities.
  • Conduct research, maintain instrumentation, supervise interns and assist graduate and undergraduate researchers. 
  • Develop an active, externally funded research program involving faculty and students from multiple institutions of higher education.
  • Coordinate and facilitate outreach involving workshops, fellowships, and research collaborations.
  • Attend annual meetings when possible of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (, of whichLacawac is a member.
  • Act as a liaison and remain accessible and connected with the Global Lake Ecological ObservatoryNetwork (GLEON), National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) as well as the Upper Delaware RiverAdvisory Council, the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Council, and other more regional as well asnational and international organizations and institutions with common research and educational goals inaquatic and watershed sciences.
  • Contact regional, and where appropriate, national foundations and funding agencies and work withother members of the Lacawac Community to write proposals to attract funding to establish afellowship fund, or ideally an endowment, that can be used to attract faculty and students to Lacawacby funding their research expenses and residential and use fees at Lacawac.
  • Hold special events such as open houses, seminars, and lectures that will be designed to expose thecommunity to the important work being done at Lacawac.
  • Interact with Consortium members (Miami University and Drexel University and other active members of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory network (GLEON) with the goal of developing Lacawac as a “Hub for EONs”.  One key component of this will be to provide leadership for the Pocono Lake Ecological Observatory Network (PLEON), a regional lake monitoringand water quality education program. Through PLEON, the DSR will engage regional lake association members in educational initiatives designed to provide a better understanding of limnological processes and link to other regional, state, national and global EONs.
  • Provide support to K-12 outreach programs as needed, including an Advanced Water Ecology course.
  • Work cooperatively with the Environmental Education Manager to provide K-12 education programs in order to enhance the programs as necessary (ie. Advanced Water Ecology)


Salary Range: $40,000- $45,000. Benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance and housing.  Director’s house is a 2 bedroom, loft chalet home equipped with appliances including washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher (Value $9,600).


Lacawac Sanctuary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Preserve and Research Station Manager, Palmyra Program
Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:53 AM

Applicants can view and apply for the Preserve and Research Station Manager position by searching for job #45783 at  Submit required resume and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 25, 2017.


Summary: The Preserve and Research Station Manager will be based in The Nature Conservancy’s Honolulu office, and is responsible for ensuring that all operations at the research station and in the preserve, are conducted in a safe and efficient manner, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Preserve and Research Station Manager is responsible for oversight and management of all the Conservancy's station facilities and equipment at Palmyra, including buildings, research facilities, aircraft runway, renewable energy system, food storage and preparation facilities, fuel farm and lodging facilities. The Preserve and Research Station Manager rotates between Honolulu and Palmyra with three to four months in Honolulu and three to four months at Palmyra.  When at Palmyra, this position oversees TNC’s research station and preserve facilities in addition to supervising TNC research station staff and volunteers.


The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in facilities or operations management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience interacting with scientists and knowledge of scientific principles and research methods, or work experience in natural resource management.
  • Demonstrated ability to remotely manage staff in an inclusive and empowering manner that ensures safe and efficient operations of facilities and equipment.
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability engineering, or providing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Experience effectively managing multiple complex projects under high-stress situations.
  • Experience managing complicated budgets, workloads, transportation, and logistics.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to keep track of calendars, financial data, and other information. 
  • Experience communicating directions or tasks and collaborating with a team of professionals to ensure that goals are met and projects accomplished on time and on budget.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and required to meet TNCs Auto Safety Program.
  • Cumulative 1 year experience working in a confined community such as aboard a ship, field camp, or remote field station.

Full job description

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