Marine Biology Technician - Smithsonian Marine Global Earth Observatory

The Smithsonian Institution seeks an energetic, field-oriented marine biologist to support the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO), a growing network of partners collaborating to understand how coastal ecosystems work and how to keep them working in a changing ocean. The partnership is coordinated by the Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON) and applies standardized observations and coordinated experiments to long-term research on biodiversity and functioning in shallow waters. The network includes the Smithsonian’s field facilities in Maryland (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), Florida (Smithsonian Marine Station), Belize (Carrie Bow Cay Field Station), and Panama (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bocas del Toro Station), and a growing list of partner institutions.

The Marine Biology Technician provides technical support for a range of field and laboratory activities in MarineGEO’s research program under the guidance of the TMON Director. Duties include field sampling, identification of marine organisms; field and laboratory experiments; preparation and curation of preserved specimens and tissues for genetic analysis; deposition and management of specimens in museum collections; maintenance and data retrieval from environmental monitoring instruments; management, entry, and analysis of data; and assistance in preparation and publication of reports, proposals, and manuscripts.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, with Master’s degree strongly preferred, in Biology, Marine Science, or related field. The position requires practical knowledge of biology and taxonomy of marine organisms and marine research procedures. Ability to operate small boats is strongly preferred. Scuba certification and scientific diving experience (preferably certified by AAUS) are strongly preferred and must be completed soon after acceptance of the position. The applicant must be detail-oriented, responsible, prepared to travel and work in challenging field conditions, and competent in computer use, data entry and management, statistical analysis, and effective writing skills.

The position is based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. This is a full-time, permanent, trust-fund position with similar requirements and benefits to a federal position. The position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.

To apply, please send the following as a single PDF document to  Curriculum Vitae, cover letter summarizing relevant experience, and the names and full contact information (email, phone, postal address) of three references.

Review of applications will begin on 10 April 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

See flier for details.

Permanent Lecturer- Hopkins Marine Station

Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University is searching for a Lecturer who will use their expertise in zoology, botany, and general natural history to help the station take advantage of its long history and unique location on Monterey Bay. The position is full time and requires a PhD in the natural sciences, as well as scientific diving certification (AAUS or equivalent). Applications will be reviewed starting April 16, 2018.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information regarding application submission details, click here

Coastal Systems Modeller- CSIRO

The role of Research Scientist Staff in CSIRO is to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO's strategies. You may be engaged in scientific activity ranging from fundamental research to the investigation of specific industry or community problems.  You will have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, play a lead role in securing project funds, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts. 

This position requires PhD and a significant record of quality publications as primary author in high impact, peer reviewed journals.

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Director of Training Activities - Sustainable Oceans National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program

To learn more about the training program, click here.

Working Title: Director of Training Activities Funded by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) titled: Sustainable Oceans: From Policy to Science to Decisions. Payroll Title: Academic Administrator

Academic Administrators are appointees who administer programs that provide service closely related to the teaching and research mission of the University. The duties of an Academic Administrator are largely administrative, although teaching and research responsibilities may be assigned. The Academic Administrator oversees complex units with a substantial amount of independence and works closely or jointly with faculty.

This position requires administration of an interdisciplinary training program in ocean and coastal resources. In this program, faculty will train doctoral students from UC Davis and master’s students from campuses of the California State University system in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding natural and human impacts on marine ecosystems to ensure that the oceans continue to provide for generations to come. Collaborators include personnel from state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and CSU faculty. Specifically, the incumbent is expected to assist the principal investigators by…

  1. Recruiting trainees, particularly students from underrepresented groups and resource-dependent communities (which may include overnight travel);
  2. Planning, organizing, and conducting annual base camps, field trips, research conferences, visiting scientist seminars, and other training program activities;
  3. Assisting trainees with internship placements;
  4. Maintaining the training program web site;
  5. Providing continuity and program oversight by serving on committees that administer the training program;
  6. Data collection and evaluation of the effectiveness of the training grant components;
  7. Financial management and budget oversight;
  8. Writing annual reports and press releases;
  9. Attending the National Science Foundation’s annual meeting for NRT Principal Investigators and coordinators.

The incumbent will assist faculty in designing and implementing curriculum for the three new NRT courses (marine science and policy, causal chain, and data-model integration). Activities could include curriculum development, guest lecturing, and coordinating lectures by faculty trainers. The incumbent will participate on committees at UC Davis.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Ecology, Resource Economics, Marine Science/Policy, or a related field, and prior experience in planning and conducting research in coastal and ocean science and/or science education. Professional experience or knowledge of the science-policy interface is desired. Incumbent must demonstrate willingness to understand the latest concepts and techniques in ecosystem-based fisheries management, and have a working knowledge of experimental design, statistical analysis, data management, and decision-making under uncertainty. Incumbent must have demonstrated experience in publishing original research in coastal and ocean science and/or related fields, and in preparing grant proposals. The incumbent will make periodic oral presentations to various public and professional groups about the Sustainable Oceans NRT, which may require overnight travel.

This is a 75% time position with a targeted start date of June 1, 2018. The position is for five years with possible extension based on available funding and workload need.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, one representative publication, statement on contributions to diversity, and  a one page candidate statement describing: 1) how your training and research experience enable you to provide intellectual leadership of an interdisciplinary graduate program that prepares students to understand the science, policy, and politics surrounding management of coastal and marine systems; 2) your experience in coordinating programs that involve faculty, students, members of stakeholder groups, and staff from NGOs and agencies.

Submit all in PDF format at: Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees. Once entered, applicants will electronically request letters from referees who will then be prompted by email with upload instructions. Refer to the on-line instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) must be received by March 12, 2018. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.

E-mail admin questions to Carla Munoz or Korie Martinez

E-mail questions about the Sustainable Oceans program to: Carole Hom,

To learn more about the Sustainable Oceans: from Policy to Science to Decisions training program, click here.

Seasonal Marine Field Tech- The Bay Foundation

The Bay Foundation is seeking a field technician to assist primarily with our Palos Verdes Kelp Forest and Abalone Restoration Projects off Los Angeles and nearby islands. This position is part-time (30 hours/week) from early May through the end of August with possible continuation. The position will involve SCUBA based subtidal field work (restoration activities, data collection, monitoring and mapping), QAQC of datasets, and laboratory work. 

Click here to view the job posting. 

Modelling for Aquatic Systems- University of Liège

This two year post doc position is devoted to the development of ocean numerical models for understanding, forecasting and managing the ocean. The post doc will have to work on the research and development part of the biogeochemical operational model of the Black Sea. He/she will have to make the necessary adaptations and fine tuning of an existing biogeochemical model and will have to contribute to the yearly CMEMS Ocean State Report delivered by estimating the long term trend in biogeochemical variables. 

Click here  to view the job posting as a pdf. 

Marine Science Educator-Greater Farallones Association

This is a part-time position through the Greater Farallones Association, on assignment to the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This is a joint position between the LiMPETS and At Your School (AYS) programs and requires a commitment of 20-29 hours total per week. There are two seperate positions for this one job, which is detailed further in the job flyer below. This would be a great oppurtunity for undergraduates as well as others interested in marine science education. 

Please read the attached job flyer here  for more information on the responsibilites and qualifications. 

Smithsonian Institution- Marine Biodiversity Scientist

The Smithsonian Institution’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON) seeks a Marine Biodiversity Scientist with experience in experimental and/or molecular ecology to play a lead role in advancing comparative research on change in coastal marine life and ecosystems within the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) program. This position will work to work towards developing a program leading collaborative field and laboratory research across MarineGEO’s network of sites and partners. 

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Seafood Watch Contractual Research Analyst – Wild-Capture/Aquaculture

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program analyzes the ecological sustainability of wild-caught and farmed seafood and makes this information available to consumers, businesses and other interested parties in the form of printed and online Seafood Watch Pocket Guides and other material. The Contractual Research Analyst will work closely with the Program Manager to develop a research strategy, obtain continual feedback and guidance, and establish a research and submission timeline. 

Please click here to view job posting. 

National Aquaculture Initiative - NOAA Sea Grant

The NOAA National Sea Grant 2018 Aquaculture Initiative is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector.  The deadline is March 2, 2018 (5p.m. PST time). 

Seasonal Biological Technician - Cramer Fish Sciences

Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) is a fisheries research consulting firm that serves throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Their mission is to rigorously apply the scientific method to provide their clients innovative, scientifically robust solutions to address a variety of fisheries and environmental challenges.  The CFS team achieves this through effective and unbiased data collection, insightful analysis and interpretation, and clear communications.  The Seasonal Biological Technician supports the organization by assisting CFS scientists in conducting field and laboratory work, data collection, data analysis and problem solving for their clients.  See flier for further details.

Biologist - Marine Invasions Research Laboratory

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is advertising for a Biologist to support a diverse range of activities within the Marine Invasions Research Laboratory, with primary focus on surveys of invertebrate communities in bays and estuaries of North America, especially California, and taxonomy of peracarid crustaceans. The position is based at the west coast section of SERC’s Marine Invasions Research Laboratory in Tiburon, California, at San Francisco State University’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center.

View full job posting here

Assistant Professor- Community Ecology - Sonoma State University

Eligable candidates must have a proven track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and the ability to attract and mentor students in our graduate program. Teaching responsibilities include introductory, upper-division, and graduate classes, and for this position may include ecology or marine ecology.

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NSF Postdoctoral Scholar- CSU Northridge

Applications are invited for a 2-year NSF-funded postdoctoral scholar position at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), to conduct interdisciplinary research on the oceanographic and biological mechanisms that drive variability in seawater chemistry in kelp forests. The successful candidate will work closely with PI Kerry Nickols ( and also collaborate with co-PI Rob Dunbar at Stanford University. The postdoctoral scholar will focus on investigating the attributes of the kelp forest community that drive differences between surface and bottom water chemistry and may develop and pursue additional projects that complement the overall research effort. This project will involve summer field seasons in Monterey, California with additional trips throughout the project.

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Vantuna Research Group- Occidental College

Research Assistant will assist with research in nearshore marine systems throughout the Southern California Bight and work on a variety of studies including MPA research, rocky reef restoration, NPDES monitoring, and long-term monitoring of rocky reefs. Our research program conducts fieldwork 2-4 days a week, year-round. Workdays not in the field are spent on campus in the office and laboratory. This is a full-time position. 

For more information, read job posting here

Assistant Professor- Physical Oceanography- California State University Maritime Academy

The Department of Sciences and Mathematics at California State University Maritime Academy is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography. The ideal candidate is a dynamic educator who is committed to creating an environment of active learning and a plan to engage our students in undergraduate research. The position is open to all areas of physical oceanography, there is a particular need for candidates who will bring an observational research program and can take advantage of our harbor, fleet of vessels and waterfront location on the shores of the San Francisco Estuary.

To learn more about job responsibilities and how to apply, click here

Staff Scientist- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) has openings for 5 Staff Scientists to pursue independent, internationally recognized research programs in the tropics. Previous tropical experience is not required. We are especially interested in hiring scientists in animal behavior, terrestrial microbial ecology, forest biology and marine science. STRI is headquartered in Panama with modern research facilities and field stations throughout the country, and hosts a vibrant and collaborative scientific community of 30 staff scientists and over 1500 scientific visitors per year. 

For full job listing click here

Assistant Professor-Marine and Environmental Affairs – University of Washington

University of Washington seeks a social scientist who will advance our understanding of dynamic relationships between human societies and coastal or ocean environments, especially as they pertain to the use or governance of space. Priority consideration will be given to applicants conducting research focused on contested spaces, uses, and boundaries; or coastal risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required. Relevant fields of expertise include—but are not limited to—Geography, Environmental Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, and Anthropology. Those with a strong record of collaborative interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.

Click here to view full job posting as a Word document.

Biological Technician and Admin Coordinator- Auburn, CA

Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) is a fisheries consulting firm that conducts research and monitoring throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Our mission is to rigorously apply the scientific method to afford our clients innovative, scientifically robust solutions to address a variety of fisheries and environmental challenges. The CFS team achieves this through effective and unbiased data collection, insightful analysis and interpretation, and clear communications and publication of results in scientific journals. The Biological Technician provides critical support for the organization by assisting science staff with fisheries field and lab work as well as coordination and administrative functions in the office. This includes field data collection (fish, habitat, water quality sampling), literature reviews, data entry, summary and analysis, and equipment procurement, meeting coordination, vehicle maintenance and other office activities to promote efficiency and organization.

For more specifics on the duties and responsibilites of this position, click here

View additonal job openings with Cramer Fish Sciences here

Science Education and Outreach Coordinator- California State University Monterey Bay

Science Education Coordinator will coordinate the science education, student success, and outreach components of several initiatives within the CSUMB College of Science and provide support for grant-funded initiatives including: Research Based Interventions to Increase STEM Degree Attainment, Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, and Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (Polar-ICE) program. 

For detais on duties and responsibilities, view job posting here

Sustainable Marine Resources Initiative- UC Davis CMSI

As part of the multi-unit SMRI to promote global leadership in sustainable marine fisheries and aquaculture, UC Davis will be hiring five positions to advance an integrated program of research, education, and outreach in multiple disciplines. Positions are jointly funded by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and California Sea Grant.  

The SMRI will catalyze UC Davis leadership in sustainable management of food from the sea by

     --Unifying, leveraging, and extending existing research expertise
Developing comprehensive academic programs
 --Integrating cross-cutting research, educational, and outreach activities

To view more information on research units, training, and outreach, click here

Click here for informational flyer. 

Environmental Scientist- Ocean Protection Council

The California Ocean Resources Management Program, led by the Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy/Executive Director for the Ocean Protection Council (Executive Director), provides policy and technical assistance to the Secretary for Natural Resources in his dual responsibilities as chair of the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and administration of all non-statutory marine and coastal resource programs, and coordinates the State’s participation in state and federal marine affairs. This job will based out of Sacramento, CA. 

Visit the CalCareers website here

Three Positions-Åbo Akademi University

The three open positons are; Associate Professor in Marine Ecology, Associate Professor in Industrial Management, and Associate Professor in Public Administration/Political Science. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and work within the Living Lab for Marine and Maritime Research (a joint Center of Excellence between ÅAU and the University of Turku as part of the strategic priority area ‘The Sea’), and to explore possibilities for joint interdisciplinary research projects. The Living Lab is a Center of Excellence and part of Åbo Akademi University strategic priorities. The appointed assistant/associate professors are thus expected to strengthen the position of Åbo Akademi University as a host of the Centre of Excellence in the area of marine and maritime research.

To read more about indvidual job descriptions and information on specific research topics, click here

Assistant Professor - Coastal Health- University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology is accepting applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, under a broad theme of Coastal Health. Expertise is being sought in two areas: 1) health of coastal inhabitants (for example, toxicology, ecology of diseases, water-borne pollutants), and 2) coastal ecosystem health (for example, climate change, wetlands, aquaculture, fisheries biology, impacts of exotic species, and conservation). Candidates must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience.

To view full job posting, click here

California Ocean Protection Council - Associate Governmental Program Analyst Position

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring an Associate Governmental Program Analyst to support implementation of OPC's mission and the Governor's policy positions on ocean and coastal matters, primarily through grants/contract administration, support of and reporting from interagency workgroups, and other administration of OPC.

Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of grant and contract management and state accounting systems, including CalSTARS and ABCRS.  Experience with Fi$cal, excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the abilit to work in a fast-paced environment are highly desirable.  The position is located in Sacramento, California.

Deadline for application is July 13, 2017.  For more information and to apply, please visit:  

Postdoc Position at Bodega Marine Lab

Professor Tessa Hill is recruiting for a postdoc at BML. A Postdoctoral position is available to study the carbonate chemistry and ecosystem ecology of seagrass beds in California estuaries, to provide insights into coastal carbon uptake and sequestration. This project is funded by the California Ocean Protection Council. The goal of the project is to advance fundamental understanding of the biogeochemistry of vegetated habitats and to provide scientific guidance regarding the role of seagrass beds in ameliorating local impacts of ocean acidification in shoreline habitats. 

Click here to view full job posting. 

Coastal Climate Specialist- University of Maryland

The coastal community specialist will develop, lead and participate in extension programming related to community responses to climate change risks and to planning and development of sustainable coastal communities in Maryland. Maryland Sea Grant plays an important role in Maryland to assist with the development of science-based decision making. This position will strengthen the ability for Marylanders to understand and improve their resilience to natural hazards and respond to changing conditions.

To view the entire job posting, click here

Rasher Lab-Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciencesis seeking a qualified andhighly motivated individual for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Rasher. The successful candidate will develop an independent, cutting-edge research agenda that builds on and synergizes with ongoing research in the Rasher Lab. This research will focus on coastal ecosystems and the processes that shape their function and resilience. This research could take place in any habitat type, but the study of tropical coral reef or temperate kelp forest ecosystems would best leverage existing opportunities in the Lab.

For more information about application process, click here

Postdoctoral Researcher positions in Fish Conservation Physiology and Behavior- UC Davis

Two positions open as Postdoctoral Researchers in Fish Conservation Physiology and Behavior in the lab of Dr. Nann Fangue in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at the University of California Davis (UCD). These Postdoctoral Researchers would be working on the physiological ecology of juvenile anadromous California fishes, and their behavioral and physiological responses to
environmental stressors, such as anthropogenic disturbances or climate change.

For more information about the goals of the lab and responsibilites for Postdoctoral Researchers click here

Quantitative / Spatial Ecology Post-Doc- Point Blue Conservation Science

Point Blue Conservation Science is accepting applications for a Quantitative/Spatial Ecology Post-Doc (QSP) position. The position collaborates with the U.S. Geological Survey, The Nature Conservancy, and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative to develop ecological forecasting models for water and wildlife in California’s Central Valley. 

Position will remain open until filled though we are looking for someone who can start no later than June 1, 2017. This is a 1-2 year position with the possibility of extension pending funding.

Find the full job listing here.

Junior Assistant in Marine Ecology- UCSC

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at UC Santa Cruz is looking for a Junior or Assistant Specialist in Marine Ecology. Dr. Kristy Kroeker would lead the project, which focuses on marine ecology and environmental change in coastal zones. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research of kelp forest ecology, estuarine seagrass ecology, and global change biology; organize logistics for local and remote field missions; perform sampling on SCUBA; deploy and maintain oceanographic equipment and sensors; analyze chemical and biological samples using standard operating procedures; and assist in data analysis. 

For full job listing, visit the UCSC recruitment website here

Director of Husbandry at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The Director of Husbandry is responsible for managing our diverse collection of animals; including animal acquisitions, over-all husbandry, animal exhibits, life support systems, and associated programs.  The Director is also responsible for supervising life support systems and general husbandry staff, and managing policies and procedures within the husbandry department.

For full job listing click here

Marine Disease Ecologist- Smithsonian

Disease is a major force in coastal marine systems, with growing impacts to large-scale ecosystems as well as regional and global ocean economics. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is seeking a scholar with expertise in marine diseases (pathogens) and/or marine parasites to develop a new research program in marine disease ecology. The candidate will leverage the capabilities of existing SERC labs and bridge interests at SERC and throughout the Smithsonian Institution to better understand human drivers of coastal disease processes.

For more details visit the orginial job posting here

Marine Community Ecologist- Florida State University

The Coastal and Marine Laboratory is committed to research focused on coastal and marine issues of ecological importance that provides the scientific basis for policy decisions. The primary area of interest is in experimental community ecology with a focus on local habitats. The FSUCML is embedded is an area of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity with an abundance of complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats including tidal salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, and hard-bottom reefs dominated by soft coral and sponge communities.

For qualifications visits the FSU website here.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (job code 0148) with expertise in educational research for a two-year, 100% FTE position starting in Winter 2017.  This position will be located on the main campus in Seattle, in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

COASST is a 17-year-old citizen science project primarily focused on beachcast marine birds as indicators of changes in, and forcing of, coastal ocean ecosystems in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Starting from a program of 12 participants on the south coast of Washington in 1999, COASST has grown to ~850 participants collecting data on more than 500 beaches. Current participation includes ages 7 to 93; students to park rangers to homemakers to teachers to community organizers; novice-to-master birders; tribal elders and three-generation families to recent arrivals; urbanites to residents of remote villages.  Survey sites range from Mendocino, CA to Kotzebue, AK and west through the Aleutian Islands. This grain and extent makes COASST the largest beached bird program in the world. In the last two years, COASST has also developed and implemented a small and growing marine debris data collection program.

COASST data include a rich, high quality dataset derived from participant data collection, which is used in a wide range of science and natural resource management. This dataset also includes individual participant self-assessment of expertise, accuracy (as assessed by independent verification), and effort (surveys per unit time), as well as a range of demographic information.

Together with collaborators at Oregon State University and Conservation International, COASST has received an NSF grant to examine recruitment to, and retention in, rigorous citizen science programs, using COASST as a model. We are situating our study within frameworks of Activity Theory, and Community of Practice.  As part of this effort, extensive survey data have been collected from both seasoned (more than one year of participation) and novice (just signed up for a training) participants. Additional data sources include an intensive journaling project, and focus groups. Archived data include previous surveys allowing population-level and individual tracking of participant responses over time.

Essential Qualifications: PhD in a relevant field prior to the proposed start date.  A valid Washington State driver's license and ability to travel to remote locations.

Desirable Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has experience with qualitative data types (open and closed ended survey answers; transcripts of focus groups and interviews, and observational field notes), has performed and refined qualitative coding using appropriate software (e.g., NVivo, Dedoose), and has expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative (multi-variate) analysis of categorical, ranked, and numeric data (e.g., CCA, NMDS, machine learning). In addition, candidates with demonstrated experience in peer-reviewed publication in education, citizen science and/or natural science journals are highly desirable, as a central responsibility of this position is creative analysis of these large datasets in order to move citizen science, and more broadly informal science education, forward. Finally, we are looking for an independent person who can leap into analytical work, be self-directed, and who is also willing to be an interactive member of the team of faculty, postdocs, staff and students who collectively comprise COASST.  The position will require regular travel to meet with collaborators, conduct participant interviews, and observe COASST trainings, refreshers and other events.

Interested individuals can find out more about COASST by visiting our website (, and/or by contacting Julia Parrish, COASST Executive Director and Professor at the University of Washington (

To apply, please submit electronically to Julia Parrish the following: (1) A letter of interest detailing your skills and experience that would serve you well in this position, and how these would add substantively to the social science and educational research part of our group. Please tell us why you want this job, and why we want to interview you!  (2) A curriculum vitae which includes a publication list.  (3) A statement of scholarly work outlining your short-term and longer-term career goals.  (4) The names and contact information for three references.   Priority review of applications will begin on 25 January 2017 and proceed until a candidate is recruited. 

The University of Washington promotes diversity and inclusion among our faculty, staff and students.  COASST seeks candidates who are able to fully engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, both on and off campus. 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status or genetic information.

Assistant Professor in Benthic Ecology or Biogeochemical Modeling - University of Connecticut

The Department of Marine Sciences (DMS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) anticipates an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Benthic Ecology or Biogeochemical Modeling starting in Fall 2017.

Benthic Ecology:  We seek candidates whose research employs a combination of theoretical, empirical, and field approaches. All areas of marine benthic ecology will be considered, but candidates whose research involves the interactions of anthropogenic and natural factors on benthic processes, adaptations of benthic populations to changing environments, and novel technical or methodological approaches (e.g., ecosystem modeling, statistical modeling, meta-analyses, and molecular analyses) will be given priority.

Biogeochemical Modeling:  We seek candidates whose research interests include cycling of important elements in biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, the influence of anthropogenic factors on these cycles, and the interaction of these cycles with ecosystem dynamics, and climate. Areas of expertise can span from human to geological time scales and from estuarine to global spatial scales. We seek applicants that can 1) construct new models or advance existing models and 2) can place field-based measurements into a quantitative, process-based framework.

The successful candidate’s research should complement the existing research programs in DMS. Opportunities exist for collaboration within the interdisciplinary environment of DMS, as well as with colleagues in other departments at UConn. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses that support the DMS curriculum, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Advising undergraduate and graduate students is required. Professional service to the Department, the University, and the scientific community is expected.

Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; and develop, as appropriate, pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. degree at time of application and postdoctoral experience at time of appointment in area relevant to either of the advertised positions (e.g., oceanography, marine sciences, biogeosciences, marine ecology and evolution). Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  2. Evidence, commensurate with length of time after the Ph.D. degree, of strong research and publication records.
  3. Excellent communication skills.
  4. Demonstration, through publication and research records, of the applicant’s ability to contribute to the advertised position.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Evidence of capability to generate and grow an innovative research program.
  2. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, training, and mentoring of students from all backgrounds including under-represented groups.  

Appointment Terms

This is a full time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of August 23, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is located at the Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT.  Faculty may also be asked to teach at UConn’s main campus at Storrs, CT as part of their ordinary workload. 

For full details and to apply, interested individuals can go to the UConn jobs page:

Shellfish Hatchery Larvae Technician - Quilcene, WA

Job Description: Work with static and continuous larval production cultures to meet the ever expanding needs of a large shellfish hatchery. Help with all aspects of larvae rearing, including spawning, feeding, cleaning, shipping, and general quality control. Employee will work closely with current larval technicians as well as other hatchery staff. This is a very physically active position including climbing ladders in and out of large tanks, standing and working on concrete floors and being on the go most of the day. 

• Good work ethic 
• Should have good time management skills 
• Required to work weekends 
• Science background is preferred 
• Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks 
• Able to lift 50 lbs. without difficulty and be able to work in a physically challenging environment 
• Good communication skills 

• Starting wage $14 to $16/hour 
• Medical, matching 401(k), paid vacation 
• Hands on training in a commercial shellfish hatchery 
• Internship credit available 

Individual must provide own housing and transportation. This position is seasonal, for approximately 9 months, with a possibility of extending the work season. Work schedule may not include weekend days, and it is expected that no time off will be taken during the work period. 

Send resume and cover letter to:, or mail to: 
Joanie Hendricks, Larvae Department 
Taylor Shellfish Hatchery 
701 Broad Spit Rd. 
Quilcene, WA 98376

Staff Chemist –Mote Tropical Research Laboratory- Summerland Key, Florida

The Ocean Acidification Program at Mote Marine Laboratory seeks a staff chemist with a minimum 2 years experience with experimental seawater ocean acidification facilities. General duties to be performed include working with OAFTERU (Ocean Acidification Flow Thru Experimental Raceway Units) at Mote TRL. This includes maintaining the water system, keeping track of and ordering all supplies and materials, running alkalinity, dissolved inorganic carbon, and other water quality parameters, maintaining the dry ocean acidification (OA) laboratory, keeping all OA-related work organized, data entry, sample collection, and some field work.

For more information visit the employment oppurtunites here.

Assistant Professor of Fish Ecology- Texas A&M University

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Fish Ecology. We seek an ecologist whose research focuses on inland and/or coastal fishes using a combination of field and laboratory studies to address fundamental and applied questions in ecology, evolutionary biology and/or management.

For full job posting click here. 

Postdoctoral Position - Estimating Net Environmental Benefit of Oil Platform Decommissioning Options- UC Santa Barbara

The Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks a postdoctoral scholar with training in quantitative marine ecology or oceanography and expertise in statistical methods for estimating the net environmental benefits of oil platform decommissioning off the coast of California. 

The candidate will work with a collaborative team of UCSB and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) investigators on developing and applying models and statistical analyses evaluating the effects of oil platforms on diversity and productivity of marine ecosystems and how those effects will change given alternative decommissioning options. Implications for management and human use of marine resources will also be explored.

Full job announcment and information can be found here.

California Sea Grant Extension Aquaculture Specialist- UC San Diego

The role of an Extension Specialist is to develop solutions to high-priority coastal and marine issues, and disseminate information through diverse extension methods. Extension Specialists utilize research as an outreach and education tool.

This is a full-time, professional academic position. Candidates with a Ph.D. are strongly preferred; a Master’s degree with a minimum 3 years of post-graduate experience may be acceptable as experience equivalent to obtaining the Ph.D.  Some experience with teaching at the college level (either as an instructor or teaching assistant) is desirable.

Application deadline is January 6, 2017. 

For more information, click here

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position - Coastal Governance, UC Santa Cruz

The Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz is pleased to announce that they are recruiting for two new assistant professor (tenure track) positions.

The Environmental Studies Department and UCSC are great places to work and to have an impact, with strong commitments to supporting interdisciplinary scholarship and increasing diversity in academia and environmental fields.  They are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.

More information is available through the links above or through UC Santa Cruz Recruit.  

Open date: October 18th, 2016

Next review date: December 19th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position for a Quantitative Scientist in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) - University of Washington

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS; at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) who develops and applies mathematical or statistical tools to aquatic biological systems, fisheries, and conservation. This is a multi-year, full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly desired.

All UW faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate is expected to lead a strong, extramurally funded research program and contribute to our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should describe how they expect their research and teaching will enhance collaborative, interdisciplinary linkages within SAFS and across other disciplines within the College of the Environment and the UW, and particularly contribute to teaching within the Center for Quantitative Sciences program. Collaboration with external partners including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and tribal governments/First Nations is also desired.

Click here to see full details and application instructions. 

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2016. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Prof. Tim Essington, Search Committee Chair (

Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment Position - Dept. of Evolution & Ecology, UC Davis

The Department of Evolution and Ecology (EVE) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). Faculty in LPSOE positions are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder rank faculty. LPSOE/LSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and on the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. We are interested in candidates with expertise and teaching ability in Ecology, Evolution or related areas (e.g. ecological or evolutionary focused research in biodiversity, genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, conservation, or behavior).

Qualified applicants must have a (1) a Ph.D. in a biological science, (2) experience conducting scientific research in ecology, evolution or a related area, as demonstrated by published research in peer-reviewed journals; (3) potential or demonstrated excellence in teaching within their discipline. We prefer applicants with postdoctoral training in ecology, evolution (or related fields), or in science education. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes; use of evidence-based teaching practices; use of modern instructional technology; ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations; conducting life sciences education or assessment research; mentoring undergraduates in research, including those from diverse backgrounds; and curriculum and/or course design. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 14, 2016 to be assured full consideration. We are hoping to interview in January 2017. Applicants should submit materials online at:

Please click here to read full details and see all application requirements.

Deputy Director Position - California Ocean Protection Council

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring a senior executive to assume the duties of Deputy Director. The selected applicant will be hired as a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory). The OPC is a state entity that works to (1) coordinate activities among ocean-related state agencies to improve the effectiveness of state efforts to protect ocean resources, (2) establish policies to coordinate the collection and sharing of scientific data related to coastal and ocean resources between agencies, (3) identify and recommend changes in state and federal law and policy to the Governor and Legislature, and (4) allocate and execute delegated bond funds and other designated funds in a manner that is transparent and in line with OPC’s priorities.

The Deputy Director is part of the California Natural Resources Agency management team and works closely with OPC Executive Director/Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal policy (Executive Director), OPC staff, and the scientific community. The Deputy Director will serve as the top advisor to the Executive Director and will play a critical role in prioritizing and advancing OPC goals. The position of Deputy Director is responsible for supervising OPC staff, overseeing budgets, executing OPC public meetings, managing sensitive fiscal and organizational projects, and working closely with government agencies, stakeholders, and OPC’s partners in the scientific community. Specifically, the Deputy Director will supervise OPC staff who collaborate with state, local, and federal agencies and stakeholder communities to find innovative solutions to complex ocean and coastal issues, such as fisheries, marine protected areas, ocean acidification, marine debris, and climate change. The Deputy Director will also serve as the key advisor to the Executive Director in developing long and short term strategic priorities for coastal and ocean policies, utilizing the best available science. 

Under the general direction of, and in coordination with the Executive Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for the following:

The ideal candidate must have the following personal qualifications:
• Ability to lead change both within and outside the OPC through vision, creativity, decisiveness, resilience, and strategic thinking;
• Ability to lead people by establishing an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts;
• Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically;
• Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local international organizations to achieve common goals;
• Impeccable written and verbal communication;
• Detail oriented and well organized.

And the following professional and technical qualifications:

• Experience in scientific program planning and related policy development, involving: identifying and defining program requirements; interactions with academia and federal ocean partners and stakeholders; developing program and policy objectives; evaluating processes and delivery options; and determining final courses of action;
• Broad background in the theories and applications of coastal and ocean policy and science. Experience in one or more specialized fields of study, including but not limited to marine policy, environmental policy, marine fisheries, oceanography, spatial planning, or resource management, as well as in-depth knowledge of State of California policy and procedures;
• Experience in policy development/participation at the senior level for ocean resources management or other ocean-related programs, involving: service delivery; interagency collaboration; information processing; assessment of the effects of policy decisions on national, state, region and/or international organizations. 

Please visit the California State Jobs Page for the full announcement.

Assistant or Associate Professor position in Coastal Ecology - The University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Coastal Ecology. They seek candidates dedicated to their mission and passionate about research and teaching in a world-­‐class institution. They wish to hire an outstanding scientist who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department with hydrologists, atmospheric scientists, ecologists and geoscientists.

They are particularly interested in candidates with the potential to contribute to the Virginia Coast Reserve Long Term Ecological Research project.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2017 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

Click here for details.

University of Florida - Multiple Tenure-Track Positions - Assistant to Full Professor

Multiple Tenure-Track Positions Announcement - Assistant to Full Professor
Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Group
University of Florida

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at Ast/Aso/Full Professor levels. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of science or engineering. We seek creative, highly productive scientists who have demonstrated innovative research in the areas of coastal hydrodynamics, coastal geotechnical engineering, coastal ecosystem ecology, and/or coastal ecological engineering. The successful candidates will complement an existing group of faculty that is developing the ESSIE Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Center and graduate program to investigate the complex dynamics of natural and manmade coastal systems. The review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Coastal ecosystems sit at the interface between marine and terrestrial environments, and their structure and function are controlled by complicated interactions between hydrodynamic forces, geotechnics of natural and man-made systems, and organisms that biogenically build coastal reefs and wetlands. The mission of the Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics program is to conduct research into the diverse challenges facing coastal ecosystems, infrastructure and communities, while preparing graduate students to be leading engineers, scientists, and scholars in the face of coastal change. More information about the CESD program can be found at:

Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in one of three areas: 1) coastal turbulence and transport processes, 2) coastal ecohydrology, ecological engineering and ecosystem resilience, and 3) coastal geotechnical engineering. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in and record of interdisciplinary research that aligns with the mission of the Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Center. Research approaches can include theoretical, numerical, or experimental methods. The successful candidates will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; provide professional service; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and develop research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of ESSIE, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and the University of Florida.

To be considered, interested candidates should apply through the University of Florida by visiting, referencing requisition number 495161, and attaching:
- Current CV
- Statements of teaching and research plans (2-3 pages each) with a focus on how those plans will support college, school, and Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Center initiatives,
- Up to three representative journal articles (co-) authored by the applicant,
- Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references.

For more information about the position, ESSIE, and the department, visit, and contact Alex Sheremet at<>.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The "government in the sunshine" laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.

Assistant Professor in Coastal Ecology, University of North Florida

The Department of Biology ( at the University of North Florida (Jacksonville) seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2017. We are searching for an outstanding scientist who studies the ecology of coastal, estuarine or marine systems.

The UNF Department of Biology offers baccalaureate degrees in Biology with areas of concentration in, Coastal Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Molecular/Cell Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Masters level degrees are also offered with a focus on Coastal/Marine Biology, Ecology/Evolutionary Biology or Microbiology/Molecular Biology. Furthermore, because many Biology faculty conduct research focused on coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife, the department has been designated as a center for excellence in this field via development of the Flagship Program in Coastal and Marine Biology.

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching (General Biology, Ecology and specialty upper level courses), maintaining an active, externally funded research program and contributing to the department's service mission. The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline with evidence of a significant research program. Evidence of teaching experience is preferred.

You must apply online at and submit a complete application packet consisting of: a letter of application, a teaching statement, a research statement, a curriculum vitae and copies of transcripts. Additionally, you must have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Matt Gilg, Professor
Ecology Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645

Competitive salary and start-up package will be offered, commensurate with training and experience.  Application review will begin October 17, 2016.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Virginia

The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Evolutionary Ecology. They are seeking a colleague whose research complements and expands existing strengths within the department and integrates ecology and evolution in natural populations. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, independent, and externally funded research program, and to contribute excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction and training. They are particularly enthusiastic about candidates whose research would use the Department's Mountain Lake Biological Station, one of the premier North American field stations for evolutionary and ecological research. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and relevant post-doctoral experience. A competitive start-up package and excellent research facilities are available. The anticipated start date for the position is July 25, 2017. 

To apply, submit a candidate profile online through Jobs@UVA and search for posting number 0619498. Electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 14, 2016. 

Further information about the Department of Biology and Mountain Lake Biological Station can be found at and

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Robert Cox,

Questions regarding the application process and Jobs@UVA should be directed to Richard Haverstrom,

The University performs background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.    

Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor - NMFS - NOAA

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is responsible for the stewardship of the Nation’s ocean resources and their ecosystems in which they reside.  NMFS provides vital resources for the Nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy marine ecosystems, commercial and recreational use by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.  NMFS provides services and products and conducts research to support fisheries management, conservation and enhancement of habitat; international fisheries affairs; fishery development, trade, and industry assistance activities; and the scientific and technical aspects of NOAA's marine fisheries’ programs. For more information, see


The Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor provides national oversight, coordination and direction for science policy development, planning, and evaluation of NMFS biological and socio-economic research programs. The Director is responsible for the vision and leadership of national and regional strategic and tactical planning to ensure resource investments in science portfolio meet NOAA and NMFS mission and goals. As the Director, the incumbent has full responsibility for the discharge of the following essential organizational functions and duties:

  • Develops and communicates short and long-term priorities to staff and stakeholders for collaborative synergies between NOAA senior executives and academia to ensure scientific research programs support the Secretary’s vision for marine resource management and conservation.
  • Promotes and develops technology innovation within NMFS of advanced modeling, new sensor technologies, and alternative sampling platforms in support of habitat assessment requirements.
  • Ensures consistency in policy interpretation and application, and provides national oversight and direction for policy development, planning, and evaluation of NMFS multidisciplinary scientific programs to international scientific activities to support the Nation’s participation in international fisheries agreements, treaties and other appropriate global efforts to ensure policy interpretation and application are consistent.
  • Serves as a spokesperson for NMFS science through regular, personal outreach to Congressional representatives, their staff and interested constituency groups on NOAA programs and activities. This includes general support for regional and national science communications promoting transparent, accessible outreach to partner and stakeholder communities.

Click here to read the entire job description.

Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory Manager

US Geological Survey San Francisco Bay Field Station - Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory Manager

The USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary (SFBE) field station, conducts ecological, biological and physical sciences research to support natural resource management and decisions.  The SFBE field station, located in Vallejo, CA, works on a broad array of research topics such as habitat restoration, waterbird ecology, prey resource/foodweb, and climate change research in estuarine and coastal zones.  To address waterbird foraging ecology and foodweb research, we have an established Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory. 

Click here for full job description and details. 

Application deadline - by September 2, 2016.

Assistant Professor of Marine Environmental Science - Occidental College - Los Angeles, CA

Occidental College, Los Angeles, Marine Environmental Science (Assistant Professor)

The Department of Biology at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Marine Environmental Science at the Assistant Professor level. This full-time faculty member will complement and strengthen our existing programs and offerings in Environmental Sciences and Marine Biology. Candidates must have a commitment to undergraduate teaching across the curriculum and implement a student-centered research program.  We envision that this new faculty member will develop both research and teaching programs centered on the challenges of marine environmental sciences, including topics such as the urban-ocean interface, restoration ecology, oceanography, climate change, and global processes.  The increasingly complex and interdisciplinary field of Marine Science is bursting with data richness at a variety of scales from remote sensing to sophisticated microscale experiments.  Thus, preference will be given to applicants who are able to expand our offerings in quantitative reasoning and computational analysis, statistics, hypothesis testing, experimental design, and modeling.  Optimally, these topics will include working with a variety of coding packages (ex. R, Python, Perl, etc.).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field, and a strong commitment to educating undergraduates through teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to a) participate in teaching an introductory- or intermediate-level biology course, as well as an intermediate- or upper-level marine environmental science course each year, b) develop a rigorous, externally fundable research program involving undergraduates, and c) participate in regular service to the department and the College. 

Occidental College is a nationally-ranked small liberal arts institution situated in Los Angeles. The College has committed itself to the marine sciences for over 100 years, and its location allows convenient access to marine research locations and facilities. The college also has a strong commitment to the environmental sciences including Environmental Science Concentrations within both the Biology and Geology majors.  Oxy has a respected and productive marine program, highlighted by the Vantuna Research Group, a leader in marine research in the Southern California Bight. The College was a founding member of the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI), a marine facility in the Port of Los Angeles that provides a home for both shore-based and offshore teaching and research activities.  SCMI is currently working with AltaSea and the Port of Los Angeles to build a state-of-the-art marine lab in San Pedro, ~35 miles from campus.

Occidental is located in the culturally-rich Los Angeles neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park, near Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Lab, the Natural History Museum, and other major research institutions. The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world. We, therefore, strongly encourage applications from candidates who will further Occidental’s mission of excellence and equity in their teaching and scholarship.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, including how you will support and enhance the College’s goal of building a strong educational environment in classrooms that have an ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally diverse student body (include teaching evaluations, evidence of effective advising, or other data, if available); (3) a statement of research interests, including how students will participate in or benefit from your research; (4) a Curriculum vitae; and (5) three letters of recommendation (request writers to send separately). Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Shana Goffredi, Chair, Marine Environmental Science Search, and sent by e-mail to Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2016.

Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates especially women and persons of color to apply.

Faculty Tenure-Track Position in Restoration Ecology and Natural History - Department of Environmental Science and Management -Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Vacancy Announcement

Department of Environmental Science and Management

Restoration Ecology and Natural History

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2017

Job #7713

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Restoration Ecology and Natural History.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 14, 2016. Early response is encouraged.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in Restoration Ecology, Natural History, General Ecology or a closely related discipline (such as Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Soil Science, Forestry, Rangeland Science, Watershed Science) from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
  • Expertise in restoration ecology, general ecology, natural history, and field methods;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
  • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
  • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Teaching assignments may include: Applied Natural History & Ecology, Principles of Ecological Restoration, Applied Ecological Restoration, Environmental Methods, Environmental Science and Management Senior Capstone, Freshman Seminar, and Graduate Seminar. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

 The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research and scholarship/creative activity; and service to the University, profession and community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

 GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Environmental Science and Management offers a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management (with six degree options, including an option in Ecological Restoration), as well as a M.S. degree in Natural Resources. The Department enrolls over 500 undergraduate students. For more information about the Department of Environmental Science and Management, please visit: For information about the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, please visit:

 APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:

  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Application for Academic Employment:;
  • Supplemental Application for Academic Employment:;
  • Teaching Evaluations, if available;
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: 

 In letter of application, please refer to Job #7713.

 Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:

 Dr. Alison O’Dowd, Search Committee Chair

Department of Environmental Science and Management

Humboldt State University

One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299

Phone (707) 826-3438


Marine Sciences and Strategic Communications Assistant - The Darling Marine Center - The University of Maine, Walpole, Maine

Marine Sciences and Strategic Communications Assistant

The University of Maine’s marine laboratory, the Darling Marine Center, is seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to science and strategic communications. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and passionate campus community in midcoast Maine and work closely with the Director and the Science Communications Coordinator.

S/he will contribute to sharing the science and societal impacts of the Darling Marine Center and UMaine marine science community through news and feature style stories for local and regional news outlets and blog and social media posts. Sh/e also will interact with the many constituents of the DMC, including scientists, students, members of the fishing and aquaculture industries, local community leaders, and educators.

A passion for communicating science is vital for this position. Also, the fellow must be willing to travel to locations throughout the state, including the main campus in Orono; occasionally work evenings and weekends; and join scientists in challenging field conditions on shore and on boats. Strong interpersonal, writing, and communications skills are essential.

This is a term-limited, temporary position designed to fill a key gap in communications capacity at the DMC and marine science community of UMaine, and to enhance the successful candidate’s skills as a professional science communicator. This UMaine professional position may be either full or part-time, and will begin no later than September 7, 2016. A minimum four-week commitment is required, with possibility of extension, pending funding and performance review. Individuals interested in careers in research as well as those interested in communications, marketing, and outreach are encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Weekly press releases related to the Darling Marine Center and marine science research, education, and outreach activities at the University of Maine and collaborating institutions;
  • Weekly blog posts, focused on ongoing research and natural history of the Gulf of Maine region;
  • Active participation in social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and
  • Photography to accompany print and digital media releases.

Additional tasks may include:

  • Interviewing scientists and community members about the impact of UMaine marine science;
  • Developing a multimedia archive for use in communications related to UMaine marine science topics;
  • Working with the Director and other DMC faculty, staff, and students on communications related to the DMC Strategic and Master Planning process; and
  • Leading public tours and developing presentations for target groups, including marine industry members, schools, and other community groups.

Skills/knowledge sought in candidate:

  • Degree in journalism and/or science and engineering, Masters preferred;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of standard AP/UMaine editorial style guides;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of marine and environmental science;
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Facebook, Twitter, iPhoto/ Photos;
  • Experience with multimedia production (video, audio, graphic design) preferred;
  • Previous experience as a freelance writer or journalist, preferred.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV with three references listed, and two writing samples to Linda Healy at At least one of the writing samples must be a popularly written piece, e.g., a press release or short news article or blog post.

Application review will begin as of August 12, 2016 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Project Manager - The Coastal Conservancy - Oakland, CA

The State Coastal Conservancy has a position open for a project manager, most likely to work in our Central Coast program. The position, Conservancy Project Development Analyst I, involves developing and managing projects to protect and restore coastal habitats and provide public access to natural areas.  Typical Conservancy projects include: planning and construction of statewide or regional trails (such as the Coastal Trail or San Francisco Bay Trail);  acquisition of lands or conservation easements to protect wildlife habitat, open space, or agriculture; planning and implementing wetland and watershed restoration projects; and planning and implementing urban waterfront revitalization projects. The Conservancy works primarily by providing grants and technical assistance to partner organizations.

This would be a full-time, permanent position based out of our office in Oakland. For more information, please see the job announcement at:

Please note that applications are due by August 26.

Biological Sciences Lecturer - University of Wollongong - Wollongong, Australia

POSITION TYPE Continuing Appointment
CLOSING 31 July 2016
REF NO. 25801

Applications are sought for a continuing Lecturer position in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong.  We seek candidates with expertise in animal biology, including animal physiology. Applicants with interests that complement those of current academic staff are particularly encouraged.  Demonstrated excellence in research and the potential to attract external research funding are essential.  The appointee will be expected to develop a research program within the School, and to supervise Honours and postgraduate research students.

You will utilise a state-of-the-art research facility for contained animal and plant experiments, comprising 576 m2 of laboratory space including aviaries and temperature-regulated rooms suitable for small-animal research.  The appointee will be expected to teach in animal physiology, in addition to subjects concerning the ecology and evolution of terrestrial, freshwater or marine organisms.

UOW values workforce diversity and is an ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ as well as being an Inaugural Member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot.

Applicants must address the selection criteria contained within the Position Description.  For further information please contact Associate Professor James Wallman on +61 2 4221 3429. Information about the School can be obtained from our website (


Assistant or Associate Researcher (one in Marine Mammal Biology and two in Marine Ecology) - Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology - Coconut Island, Kaneohe

Position Number:

0088167, 0084127, 0086041

Hiring Unit:
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology / SOEST
Coconut Island, Kaneohe
Date Posted:
July 21, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins September 07, 2016
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, invites applications for three (3) full-time, 11-month, tenure-track faculty positions: one (1) in marine mammal biology; and two (2) in marine ecology.

  2. HIMB’s principal facilities and operations are located on Moku o Lo‘e Island (Coconut Island) surrounded by a coral reef in Kane‘ohe Bay on the windward side of the island of O‘ahu, about 24 km from the main university campus in Manoa. The general research, education, and service program at HIMB currently encompasses basic and applied aspects of tropical marine biology, coral reef ecology, and marine science education and includes areas of emphasis in the following five sub-disciplines: 1) coral reef biophysical interactions and biogeography; 2) coral reef ecology, evolution, and biodiversity; 3) fisheries; 4) behavior, bioacoustics and sensory biology; and 5) K-20 marine education and community outreach. Facilities include a genetic analysis core, confocal microscope, open circuit SCUBA and closed circuit rebreather capacity, a small fleet of research boats, dorms and classrooms for short courses and meetings, an education center and teaching laboratory. The Institute is in the process of over $40 million in renovations of its facilities to accommodate growing research and education programs. SOEST is the largest school within the University of Hawai‘i System. The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students. HIMB employs approximately 70 individuals including 20 research faculty. In addition, faculty from other University of Hawai‘i departments are affiliated with HIMB, and HIMB hosts adjunct faculty from other institutions, scientists from federal agencies, and visiting scientists from around the world.

  3. The positions are 75% research and 25% instruction, with rank of Assistant Researcher (Professor). Exceptional candidates may be considered at the level of Associate Researcher (Professor). The successful candidates will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that complements the expertise of our existing faculty, mentor graduate students, and contribute to instructional initiatives. The level of state support will be equivalent to nine (9) months per year.

  4. For the marine mammal position, areas of interest include, but are not limited to, life history, behavior, sensory biology, physiology, ecology, evolution, and conservation.

  5. For the ecology positions, we invite excellent applicants from any area of marine ecology, from organismal to ecosystem scales, with a vision for integrative and collaborative research.

  6. It is essential that applicants have a strong field component to their research that takes advantage of HIMB’s unique location. The instructional component of the position should be viewed broadly and creatively; we encourage integrative and transformative contributions that expand the educational role of HIMB and leverage its exceptional setting and resources. Individual qualifications, academic excellence, and collegiality, rather than specific research area, will be the primary criteria in selecting the successful candidate.

Assistant Researcher Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree from a college or university of recognized standing in biology, oceanography, zoology, ecology, or related biological discipline. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed productive postdoctoral training.

  2. Demonstrated capability for creative, high-quality research and teaching.

  3. Evidence of scholarly achievement, including publication of doctoral and postdoctoral research in quality journals in their field.

  4. Evidence of successful instructional activities and demonstrated experience as a mentor.

  5. Ability to work and communicate effectively across disciplines.

Associate Researcher Minimum Qualifications

  1. Same as stated above for Assistant Researcher, plus a minimum of four (4) years of full-time college or university teaching/research at the rank of Assistant Researcher or equivalent experience, with evidence of increasing professional maturity and proven ability to secure extramural funding.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Vision for research at HIMB that includes a strong field component and takes advantage of HIMB’s unique location.

  2. Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding from a range of sponsors.

  3. History of successful collaborative research.

  4. Experience leading or participating in local, national or international research, education or outreach activities.

To Apply:
Please send a single PDF to with the subject line “Assistant or Associate Researcher at HIMB” that includes the following: (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; (2) statement of research interests and vision for research at HIMB; (3) statement of teaching philosophy and plan to develop a novel program at HIMB; (4) a detailed curriculum vitae; (5) three key publications; (6) names and contact information of three persons from whom recommendations may be sought. Review of applications will begin on September 7, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries: Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chairs: for Marine Mammal Biology: Dr. Brian Bowen; for Ecology: Dr. Megan Donahue.
  1. HIMB
  2. PO Box 1346
  3. KANEOHE, HI 96744
  1. Dr. Brian Bowen; 808-236-7426;
  2. Dr. Megan Donahue; 808-236-7417;

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Assistant Professor, Coral Reef Ecology - The University of Rhode Island - Kingston, Rhode Island

To apply, go to this link.

Posting Number                SF00282

Job Title               Assistant Professor, Coral Reef Ecology

Position Number              106257

FTE         1.00

FLSA       Exempt

Position Type     Faculty/Professional Staff

Union    AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors        

Status    Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent

Department Information

Department        Natural Resources Science


Gail Henriques

Faculty/Professional Staff Recruitment

Office of Human Resources


Contact Phone/Extension             

Contact Email

Campus Location             Kingston

Grant Funded     No   

Duties and Responsibilities          

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 31, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by September 15, 2016. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (September 15, 2016) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the College of the Environment & Life Sciences (CELS), with research interests in coral reef ecology. This is a tenure-track, academic year position with anticipated appointment August 1, 2017.


Basic Function:

1. Develop a vibrant research program in the ecology of benthic communities on coral reefs that is supported by extramural funding.

2. Develop a sustained record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

3. Teach an interdisciplinary general education course (i.e., “Grand Challenges” Course) and other courses that will enhance both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS).

4. Provide advising and research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.

5. Engage in service activities and governance within the College, University, and broader scholarly community.

6. Division of major responsibilities during the pre-tenure period is as follows: research (50%), teaching (40%) and service (10%).


Required Qualifications 


1. Ph.D. or D.Phil. in Biological Sciences, Conservation Science, Natural Resources Science, or closely-related field (Applicants must have degree in hand at time of application).

2. At least one year of postdoctoral research experience at time of application.

3. Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

4. Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by presentations at scientific meetings, honors, and/or awards.

5. Demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program in the ecology of benthic communities on coral reefs as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.

6. Demonstrated ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

7. Demonstrated strong oral and interpersonal skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills in English.

9. Demonstrated ability to work with members of diverse and underrepresented groups.

Preferred Qualifications


1. Demonstrated interest and experience in field research.

2. Demonstrated interest and experience in research addressing the effects of anthropogenic stressors on coral reef ecosystems.

3. Demonstrated interest and experience in interdisciplinary collaborations for the study of coupled social-ecological coral reef systems.

4. Success in obtaining funding through competitive grant programs (including graduate or postdoctoral fellowships and grants).

5. Teaching experience and/or mentoring experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.

6. Demonstrated interest and experience in making research findings accessible to a broad audience through outreach, social media, and other mixed media outlets.

Environmental Conditions           

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date       06/30/2016     

Special Instructions to Applicants             

Please attach 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter describing qualifications for position.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae, which should include information pertaining to the required and preferred qualifications for this position, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

(#3) Statement of teaching philosophy and interests, as well as statement of research interests and future plans (as one complete document).

(#4) “Other Document” which is to contain PDF’s of up to three published or in press papers (scan as one complete document).

Postdoctoral Fellow - Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) at University of Hawaii - Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Closing Date:

Continuous - application review begins August 15, 2016

Salary Information:

Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience starting from $55,000 per year

Monthly Type:

11 Month

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time





Other Conditions:

  • Begins approximately October 15, 2016 for a duration of one year and is extendable upon mutual agreement and availability of funds

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Franklin Lab at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), University of Hawaii (UH). The Postdoc will join a project funded by the NOAA Fisheries Cooperative Research Program focused on estimating demographic parameters of odontocetes associated with the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) and known to interact with fisheries. This project is a collaborative effort with investigators from UH HIMB (Dr. Erik Franklin), NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (Dr. Amanda Bradford, Dr. Erin Oleson), and Cascadia Research Collective (Dr. Robin Baird). Locations include HIMB and the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

  2. The successful applicant will use longitudinal, mark-recapture datasets to estimate demographic parameters (e.g., abundance, survival, recruitment) for at least two MHI odontocete species that have contrasting encounter frequencies and ranging characteristics. Available data come from long-term, multi-species photo-identification surveys of the MHI, although species-specific biases and violations to mark-recapture assumptions imposed by sampling constraints are not well understood. Movement data from satellite tags are available to assess biases in survey effort in relation to the range of each species. In collaboration with project investigators, the Postdoc will determine analysis approaches, perform the analyses, present project results at stakeholder and scientific meetings, and publish findings in the primary peer-reviewed literature.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. PhD in fisheries, ecology, oceanography, mathematics, statistics, or relevant field.

  2. Experience in mark-recapture modeling.

  3. Experience with spatial analysis.

  4. Experience with statistical analysis and modeling using R software.

  5. Must be able to meet and maintain United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location.

  6. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Proficiency in spatially-explicit capture-recapture modeling.

  2. Experience with Bayesian hierarchical state-space modeling.

  3. Experience working with satellite telemetry data.

  4. Ability to work in a collaborative group research setting.

To Apply:

In a single PDF document, please submit a statement of interest detailing relevant research experience, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three professional references to Ms. Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza at


  1. Dr. Erik Franklin;
  2. Dr. Amanda Bradford;

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Environmental Scientist: Estuarine Biogeochemistry and/or Estuarine Ecology- San Francisco Estuary Institute & Aquatic Sciences Center- San Francisco, CA


Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are requested prior to July 6 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.

Requisition No: 16-05CW

The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) is seeking an environmental scientist or environmental engineer to study the biogeochemistry and ecosystem health of San Francisco Bay. The position is ideal for a recent PhD or Master’s-level graduate who is interested in applied research geared toward informing management decisions and effective stewardship.

SFEI’s Nutrient Science Program conducts research and monitoring in support of the San Francisco Bay Nutrient Management Strategy (NMS, see, a multi-year science program studying the impacts of nutrient loads to San Francisco Bay and evaluating potential management actions. Working with regional collaborators, we study the Bay’s biogeochemistry, water quality, and habitat condition using ship-based sampling, high-frequency in situ sensors, bivalves as biosentinels of algal toxins, and coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical modeling (for examples of ongoing efforts, see our 2015 Annual Report and The Mooring Report).

Several exciting NMS projects are underway, covering a diverse range of topics, and we are looking to hire one or more individuals to join our team. The ideal candidate will have the skills to effectively lead one or more of the following efforts:

  • Work with expert teams to develop an improved understanding of ecosystem health in San Francisco Bay with a focus on effects from
  • low dissolved oxygen events on resident fish and benthos;
  • algal toxins on aquatic biota and human consumers.
  • Field investigations studying nutrient-related processes, including nutrient cycling, primary production, and oxygen consumption.
  • Interpret high-frequency mooring time-series data, and multi-decadal water quality data in the Bay and Delta.
  • Develop and implement a data management plan for a wide range of data types, including high-frequency mooring data, ship-based sampling, vertical profiles, and model input/output.

For all of the above, present findings in peer-reviewed papers and technical reports for stakeholders and regulators.

We are looking for a creative individual with relevant experience (chemical/biological oceanography, biogeochemistry, estuarine ecology, environmental science/engineering) and has the following attributes:

  • strong technical and analytical skills;
  • data analysis/data visualization skills (e.g., R, Python, or MATLAB)
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • a team player instinct, as well as the ability to work independently;
  • strong organizational skills and the ability to manage complex projects.

Occasional field work may involve working unusual hours (e.g., long days, early mornings, and weekends), carrying field equipment, and working in small boats in the Bay. A valid CA driver’s license is required.

The San Francisco Estuary Institute

SFEI’s mission is to provide scientific support and tools for decision-making and communication through collaborative efforts that promote healthy aquatic ecosystems. The Nutrient Science Program resides within SFEI’s Clean Water Program, also home to the Regional Monitoring Program, which is nearing its 25th year investigating San Francisco Bay’s water quality.

SFEI offers an enjoyable workplace, competive salaries, and a generous benefits package (

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to resumes{at}  Please note the Requisition Number in the email subject line.  No phone calls please.

SFEI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Northern Range Operations Response Coordinator- The Marine Mammal Center - Sausalito, CA


Applications are due June 24th. Click here to apply.


The Marine Mammal Center’s mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.

About the Organization

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest facility of its kind in the world. Founded in 1975, The Center has grown into an internationally renowned and state-of-the art marine mammal hospital, research center and educational organization. Each year, The Center treats 600 – 800 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with the goal of rehabilitation and release. Its professional staff collaborates with over 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and non-profit organizations from around the world.

Marine mammal scientists and veterinarians from across the globe visit The Center and shadow its staff and volunteers to learn from the hundreds of animals treated each year, and from its acclaimed veterinary, scientific, and research staff. By collaborating with leading scientists and researchers to learn from the patients in their care, The Center expands and advances science to increase understanding of the health of the ocean and highlights implications for human health.

In addition to its work within the scientific community, The Center’s formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults ever year. Ultimately, The Center’s work inspires action and fosters stewardship toward the care of our environment.

Overlooking the ocean in the Marin Headlands, in Sausalito, CA, The Center operates three field stations in its 600-mile rescue range on the California coastline from San Luis Obispo through Mendocino County. Simultaneous to the construction of its new Kona, Hawaii facility, The Center’s rescue range has increased to include the entire Hawaiian archipelago. With an annual operating budget of almost $9M, 60 to 70 staff depending on the time of year, and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers, The Center operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

About the Opportunity

This is an opportunity to join a team responsible for coordinating the rescue, transport and release of marine mammals from over 600 miles of coastline. The successful candidate will report to the Northern Range Operations Manager as a part of the Rescue and Response Team within the Veterinary Science Department. This position serves the following primary functions:

  • Coordinate the day to day operations of rescue and response central dispatch
  • Train and oversee interns and volunteers in answering the Stranded Animal Hotline and taking down accurate reports
  • Answer the Stranded Animal Hotline, communicating with concerned members of the public with empathy and understanding, and educating the public about marine mammals
  • Dispatch response teams for the assessment, rescue, transport, and release of a variety of marine mammals
  • Work with veterinary staff to assess stranded animals, making decisions regarding the need for rescue and communicating with response teams
  • Coordinate the daily transportation and offloading of marine mammals at the Sausalito hospital
  • Maintain rescue equipment and vehicles under the supervision of the NRO Manger, organizing inventory and making repairs and purchases as needed
  • Manage projects completed by on-site volunteers, ranging from equipment repairs and alterations, to data entry
  • Adhere to and promote safety standards and protocols
  • Rotate after hours on-call, evening, weekend and holiday coverage


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Four year college degree, as well as one year of related experience in management, communications, marine mammals or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Maintain a valid California Driver’s License, with a clean driving record, and provide valid proof of insurance
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with individuals, various sized groups and the general public
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated individual, able to work in office as well as field environments
  • Computer proficient with basic Microsoft programs
  • Comfortable lifting 40+ pounds

Preferred Professional Experience

  • Background in biology, zoology, or a related field
  • Customer service experience, preferred at the management level
  • Demonstrated success in training, team-building and communication

Science Communicator & Analyst- Chesapeake Environmental Communications- Gloucester and Richmond, Virginia


Applications requested by May 15th, 2015, but position open until filled.

Chesapeake Environmental Communications (CEC) is an environmental consulting firm specializing in connecting science to decision-making processes. We do this by developing broadly understandable science content, custom tools and visualizations, and strategic project management and facilitation. Our work focuses on coastal and ocean resource management, environmental education, and eco and heritage tourism in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our clients include the federal government, state and local governments, NGOs, private industry, and academic institutions.

We are looking for a motivated Science Communicator & Analyst to join our growing team. This individual will assist our principal staff in project management and execution, as well as business development. They will be required to synthesize, interpret, and communicate scientific information and prepare reports on findings; work and communicate with a wide range of audiences; and manage multiple projects, including staffing, workloads, and finances under deadlines. The successful applicant must be a self-motivated, dynamic and creative thinker, with the ability to communicate effectively through content and graphic development.

This position offers the opportunity to delve into key environmental issues, including climate change and sea level rise, water quality, habitat restoration and protection, fisheries management, and more. The successful applicant will be able to work with regional experts and leaders to produce solutions and products that carry long-term implications for restoration, protection and education.

This is a full-time position located within either our Gloucester or Richmond, Virginia offices, depending on the geographic preference of the successful candidate. Necessary hardware and software will be provided by CEC. We offer competitive benefit and retirement plans. CEC also supports our employees through ongoing professional development and networking opportunities.

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet the following basic qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in biology, environmental science, or communications preferred but others considered;
  • 3-5 years experience working in coastal or marine science, management, or education;
  • Experience developing detailed proposals and technical reports;
  • Project management and facilitation experience, including strategic meeting preparation and support, team coordination, progress reports, and financial reporting;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; and
  • Competence using Excel, Access, and other MS Office suite applications as well as graphic design and page layout using Adobe suite.

Other knowledge and skills sought, but not required, include:

  • Creative communication product development, specifically short videos, graphic design, online tools, presentations, etc.;
  • Web programming, specifically using and maintaining WordPress sites;
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and
  • Statistical analysis

To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter detailing your experience, qualifications, and salary requirements, along with contact information for at least three professional references to Dave Jasinski via email to Info (at) with the subject line: Communicator Analyst Position.

Watershed Project Manager- Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District- Cincinnati, Ohio


Deadline for application is May 31st, 2016.

Class Title: Watershed Project Manager
BOCC Pay Grade: 23
Min Hourly Rate: $24.5800
Max Hourly Rate: $34.4400
EEO Category: Technician
Code# 71252
Depts Using Spec: 92
Job Functions Statement: (performs other related duties, as required)
Under direction, manages Hamilton County watershed and storm water project initiatives to ensure compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Rule requirements; coordinates and facilitates projects with other departmental units, agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities and/or consultants; serves as the technical advisor in areas of watershed regulations, stream restoration, stream monitoring, storm water and agricultural best management practices, data management and laboratory analyses; conducts assessments and investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population; uses scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from watershed measurements or observations; translates information and results of monitoring through public education and community involvement.
Minimum Qualifications:
•          Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Storm Water Management, or closely related field
•          2 years of field experience
•          Knowledge and experience in watershed planning, ecological interactions, water chemistry, statistics, stream monitoring, storm water management and watershed best management practices
•          Working knowledge of personal computers and computer software including MS Office, Excel, Oracle, Access and/or GIS
•          Possess a valid Ohio driver's license and insurance issued by the state of residency
•          Certifications through Ohio's Credible Data Program and/or Storm Water Management/Erosion and Sediment Control preferred upon hire, and must be obtained within 5 years of employment
Illustrative Duties:
10% (1) Supervises the day to day operations of Hamilton County Storm Water District watershed based monitoring programs; assigns and reviews work, evaluates performance, prepares budget requests and projections for equipment needs, obtains bids, evaluates vendors/suppliers and conducts purchasing; provides documentation and evaluation of District's watershed program; oversees sampling regime, laboratory analyses methodology, quality assurance/quality control protocols, instrument repair, data assessment and data reporting procedures; trains public agency, university and nonprofit samplers and analysts; provides reports on the status of local water quality and project updates.
10% (2) Reviews and interprets water quality rules and regulations as well as data management methodology and interpretation procedures; coordinates with local, state and federal agencies as well as utilities, businesses and non-profit organizations with respect to the rules, regulations and procedures; responsible for the incorporation of water quality rules into data acquisition and management associated with Hamilton County Storm Water District programs.
40% (3) Recommends actions to Hamilton County officials as well as federal and state agencies derived from watershed analyses, measurements or observations; applies recommendations through technical support to agencies, land owners, consultants, communities, farmers, watershed groups and other entities; technical support may target stream management practices, stream bank and riparian restorations, stream morphology, stream monitoring, storm water management, erosion control, land-use and drainage.
10% (4) Represents Hamilton County Storm Water District and Soil & Water Conservation District as a media spokesman and on water quality committees, forums and at government meetings; assists communities with comprehensive watershed planning by providing technical assistance, educational materials, data collection and traditional/electronic map data.
30% (5) Represents Hamilton County Storm Water District and Soil & Water Conservation District by providing presentations on innovative storm water management projects and approaches to watershed assessment; presentation audiences may include community councils, township trustees, property owners, businesses, consultants, engineers, landscape architects, universities, watershed groups, nonprofit organizations, utilities and federal, local and state agencies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The following are necessary to perform the duties of this classification. Items with an *maybe developed after employment.
Knowledge of:
water quality objectives; budgeting; management; lead work; supervision; public relations; agency policies & procedures; government regulations, structure and process; interviewing; operational, mathematical, analytical and/or statistical methods used in problem solving or decision making; watershed management and planning; ecological interactions, water chemistry, storm water management and watershed best management practices.
Skill in:
management; use of personal computers and computer software including MS Office, Excel, Oracle, Access and/or GIS.
Ability to:
Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; Communicate effectively in oral and written form; Develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government agencies and general public; Deal with many variables and determine specific course of action; Calculate fractions, decimals and percentages and/or use statistical analysis; Use proper methods in gathering data; Gather, collate and classify information about data, people or things; Handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and general
Revised: 7/14/2015
Please submit a letter of interest along with resume to:
Holly Utrata-Halcomb, Administrator
Hamilton County SWCD
22 Triangle Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Fishery Management Specialist- Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council- Dover, Delaware


Closing date: June 30th, 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking candidates for a Fishery Management Specialist position. The Council manages fishery resources in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic region (New York through North Carolina). The Council office is located in Dover, Delaware. Dover is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and tight-knit community. The city is optimally positioned in Central Delaware with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and the Delaware beaches. Additional information about the Council is available at

Position Overview:

The Fishery Management Specialist is responsible for providing scientific and policy expertise to support the management of marine fisheries in the MidAtlantic region. Working closely with the Executive Director and other members of the Council staff, the Fishery Management Specialist duties include summarizing and analyzing data and relevant information pertaining to MidAtlantic fisheries, assisting in the analysis of proposed fishery management measures, and developing solutions to complex marine resource challenges such as climate change and ecosystem issues. This position also involves coordinating and participating in a wide range of programs and projects in support of the Council’s science and management goals.


Specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting data and statistical analyses to provide technical advice related to management alternatives under consideration by the Council;
  • Developing documents that summarize the result of those analyses and comply with applicable federal statutes;
  • Supporting the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and NEFSC Trawl Advisory Panel;
  • Serving as the staff lead for the Council’s Collaborative Research Program;
  • Leading working groups composed of staff from the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and state agencies to develop management alternatives and analyses; and
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the staff in discussions with the Council, Council's committees, and the public on matters relating to proposed fishery management regulations.

Salary and Benefits:

The starting salary range for this position is $50,000 - $80,000, depending on prior experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave, and a 401K retirement program.


Travel averages 4-7 days per month, generally in the area from Massachusetts to North Carolina.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in fishery science, marine biology, natural resource economics, or closely related discipline.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant data analysis software packages and models (e.g., R, SAS, Excel).
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to diverse nontechnical audiences, including a strong ability to write clearly and succinctly.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with small teams and facilitate group decision-making and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of U.S. fishery management institutions and relevant laws, including MSA, NEPA, Endangered Species Act, and others.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit the following items:

1. A resume detailing your education, relevant experience, training, skills, and other information to support your qualification for the position.

2. A written narrative assessment that provides clear, concise descriptions of your qualifications relative to the following areas:

  • data analysis of proposed management measures related to fisheries or other natural resources;
  • working on a team to address and help coordinate activities and programs related to the conservation and management of natural resources; and
  • communicating technical data and information to non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.

References and education transcripts are not needed at this time but may be requested prior to an interview/ hiring.

Please submit these materials to Dr. Christopher Moore, Executive Director, by email ( or U.S. Mail: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Attn: Chris Moore, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. Applications must be received or postmarked by Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Terms of Employment:

Upon hiring, the selected applicant will enter an initial probationary period of one year during which his or her performance will be evaluated by the Executive Director. Unsatisfactory performance, and/or failure to demonstrate the skills required for this position, may result in termination of employment at the end of the probationary period.


Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Christopher Moore at (302) 526-5255.

Fish Conservation Physiology and Behavior Postdoctoral Researchers - Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Department - UC Davis


Application review begin date: May 15th, 2016

We are seeking two highly motivated, organized, and dynamic scientists to fill Postdoctoral Researcher positions in Fish Conservation Physiology and Behavior in the lab of Dr. Nann Fangue in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at the University of California Davis (UCD). The Postdoctoral Researchers will join a collaborative and integrative team composed of faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students studying the physiology and behavior of fishes with the ultimate goal of improving conservation and management activities. Broadly, the laboratory focuses on the behavioral and physiological ecology of fishes, and the integration of this information into current and future management plans. These Postdoctoral Researchers would be working on the physiological ecology of juvenile anadromous California fishes, and their behavioral and physiological responses to environmental stressors, such as anthropogenic disturbances or climate change.

The primary responsibility of one Postdoctoral Researcher will be to oversee and perform experiments within a 3-year project in collaboration with the UCD Department of Civil Engineering, funded by the California Department of Water Resources. The goals of this project are to provide critical information about the behavior and physiology of juvenile green sturgeon near fish protection devices (such as louvers) that are used at large-scale water pumping facilities to reduce or eliminate entrainment into the pumping plants. The researcher will engage in experiments aimed to understand how changes in environmental variables (such as water velocity, temperature, time of day, etc.) or ontogeny may influence the behavior and physiology of juvenile sturgeon, and alter interactions with fish protection devices. This project also includes the study of predation risk for juvenile green sturgeon in the presence of several native and nonnative predatory fish species.

The second Postdoctoral Researcher will oversee and participate in several other research projects in the laboratory, including a 3-year project (funded by the Delta Science Program, DSP) quantifying the effects of rearing temperature and food availability on larval green sturgeon growth and development, as well as the measurement of a variety of physiological endpoints including swimming performance and aerobic scope. Temperature is a key variable driving or mediating many important physiological properties, and is also a cause for concern in highly altered environments such as the Central Valley of California. Several agencies are interested in gaining more insight into how early rearing environments may affect threatened fish populations, and variables such as temperature can be more effectively managed to improve larval and juvenile survival. These data will be incorporated into bioenergetic and river temperature models through ongoing collaboration with colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and will be used to inform managers of potential ways to improve current management actions.

For more information about the ongoing research in Dr. Fangue’s lab, visit:


• A Ph.D. in Ecology, Physiology, Animal Behavior, or a closely related field.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with researchers and students from many different scientific backgrounds, including agency partners and stakeholders.

• Experience designing, planning, and conducting experimental procedures, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on project deliverables.

• The ability to communicate research findings both at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

• Strong statistical and computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with R and/or another statistical software program.

• Excellent technical, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research.

The following qualifications are preferred but not required:

• Previous experience working with sturgeon or other anadromous fishes.

• Previous experience managing, mentoring, or otherwise overseeing staff, graduate or undergraduate students.

• A demonstrated capability to think critically about the practical application of research outcomes.


Salary and benefits are consistent with UC Davis policy and applicant experience.


Please apply by sending your 1) CV inclusive of publications, awards, and both laboratory and field experience, and 2) a cover letter discussing your key experimental qualifications, research interests and motivations for this position to Please also specifically comment on your interest and experience engaging agency partners and stakeholders given the necessity to interface frequently with our partners at NOAA, DSP, DWR etc. Applications will begin review on 15 May 2016. Start dates are flexible.

Director - Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) - UC Davis


Final filling date: May 26, 2016

ABOUT: The Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) is housed within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES). CABA was established to provide leadership, focus, and support to University of California, Davis researchers in addressing problems associated with California's cultured and wild aquatic biological resources. CABA and its aquatic research facilities provide the basic infrastructure to allow departments within the CA&ES, as well as campus-wide, to conduct multidisciplinary and interdepartmental research and associated programs. These activities provide the scientific base to sustain California's natural populations of aquatic species, support the technological framework of the state's marine and freshwater aquaculture industries, and create sustainable aquaculture production.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Maintain optimal supply/allocation of primary inputs (electrical power, water, space) at the CABA animal research facilities. Provide research and animal maintenance assistance for individual investigators at aquatic animal facilities. The CABA Executive Director will obtain funding for facilities development and ensure that they meet regulatory requirements including water quality (influent and effluent), animal welfare and human health and safety. Secondarily, to assist non-CABA investigators in CABA related areas/buildings with the above.

APPLICATION: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at

Associate Director/Academic Coordinator- Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) - Incline Village, Nevada


Next application review date: June 17th.

Final date: July 15th-- but applications recieved after June 17th will not be considered if the position has been filled.

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), within the John Muir Institute of the Environment, an Organized Research Unit is recruiting for an Associate Director to manage the day-to-day operational activities of the center and to enhance interactions with resource management agencies in the Tahoe Basin to improve the understanding between science and policy.

TERC is a global leader in research, education and public outreach on lakes that provides critical scientific information to help understand, restore and sustain the Lake Tahoe Basin and other systems worldwide.

Over 12,000 annual visitors including students, visiting scholars and the general public utilize the Tahoe Science Center located in Incline Village, Nevada and the Eriksson Education Center located in Tahoe City, California. TERC provides several education and outreach programs for the public and K-12 grades, teaching programs, docent volunteer programs and sponsor special events promoting outreach.

The Associate Director provides leadership, administration and program management to support the center’s mission initiating interactions with agencies operating in the Tahoe Basin. The Associate Director is responsible for strengthening and maintaining the relationships between federal, state and local resources agencies including NGOs to encourage interactions between policy and science and to develop processes to increase efforts in decision making which support management systems that improve environmental and ecosystem management practices. Natural and environmental planning organizations include, but are not limited to the following: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, U.S. Environment Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, Federal Advisory Committee for Lake Tahoe Restoration Action (FAC), California State Water Resources Control Board, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control, Caltrans, California Tahoe Conservancy, Nevada Division of Environmental Protections, El Dorado County and City of South Lake Tahoe, and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.

1) Leadership, Administration and Program Management (90%)
Initiate and coordinate discussions with natural and environmental planning organizations to identify key management questions and knowledge gaps. Design programs that address science gaps, delivery of scientific data and understanding for use in environmental planning documents, budget projections and dissemination of results to stakeholders. Attending meetings as needed.
Assist with organization and participate in workshops dealing with Lake Tahoe and regional water quality. Manage the daily activities of monitoring contracts, working with staff to ensure reports and other deliverables are satisfactorily completed in a timely manner. Assist in the preparation of research and monitoring proposals. Manage and enhance the UC Davis portion of the Lake Tahoe Interagency Monitoring Program (LTIMP). Work on the behalf of the TERC Director on issues related to staff management and personnel issues as directed, including mentoring staff and students.

2) Research and Program Development (5%)
Provide administrative leadership to all TERC’s programs. Actively participate in workshops, conferences, and symposia. Give oral presentations at seminars, meetings and educational functions.

3) Outreach and Communication (5%)
Provide critical support for the administration of all programs. TERC hosts public presentations, and provides educational tours to students and the general public. Participate in outreach events such as the Children’s Environmental Science Day, Science Expo and the Federal Summit. Assist with donor stewardship and outreach to individuals and philanthropic organizations around and outside of the Tahoe Basin.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 50% of full time. Work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary to meet operational needs. Ability to carry up to 50 lbs of materials and/or equipment. Candidate encouraged to build their own extramural research or education activities in areas compatible with TERC's mission.

TO APPLY: Please go to the following link, Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, statement of research, curriculum vitae or resume and three professional reference names with email addresses, telephone or cell phone numbers. All documents/materials must be submitted in PDF files.

QUESTIONS: Email Dr. Geoff Schladow at

Junior Specialist- White Abalone Captive Breeding Program- Bodega Marine Laboratory


We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to assist in managing UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory’s (BML’s) white abalone captive breeding program.

White abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) was the first marine invertebrate to be listed as federally endangered in 2001. Captive breeding and outplanting were identified as crucial for saving the species from extinction. Though early efforts were hampered by disease, captive breeding success has increased tremendously, in part due to a healthy captive population. Now, more white abalone likely exist in captivity than in the wild. Further research is required to better understand white abalone reproductive conditioning and optimal culture methods to continue to increase captive breeding success and save the species through outplanting.

The successful candidate will join the white abalone captive breeding team at UC Davis BML.

This position will be involved in research aimed at the reproductive conditioning and culture of captive white abalone. The successful candidate will take a lead role caring for the captive broodstock and offspring and maintaining white abalone life support systems at BML, and will also participate in a team to help conduct spawning attempts across all facilities holding captive white abalone. The successful
candidate will assist in the execution of research related to captive breeding success, such as reproductive conditioning, gamete quality assessment, and sperm cryopreservation. Opportunities also exist for performing public outreach about the program. The ideal candidate will have strong problemsolving, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Bachelor degree in biology, conservation, marine science or related field.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in Word and Excel or other appropriate computer programs to organize, summarize and analyze data.
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal English.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Experience conducting independent research in the laboratory.
  • Experience with animal care.
  • Experience managing a team.

SALARY RANGE: Step I - $36,984 (100% annual + benefits)

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, apply by May 1, 2016. Applications received after this date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 100% for 12 months July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 with possibility of renewal contingent on funding

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, your most recent CV and contact information for 2-3 recent references. All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.