In addition to the job postings below, ASWM has compiled a list of links to water resources and/or wetland-related job postings.  Click here.  To submit a wetland-related job announcement to the ASWM site, send the job title, a brief description, a link to the full description, closing date, relevant contact info and website to sharon@aswm.org

The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station in Rensselaerville, New York seeks a Summer Conservation & Education Assistant. The Summer Conservation and Education Assistant (CEA) is an eight week position that assists with the Huyck Preserve’s summer education (K-10) and recreation programs as well as ongoing conservation monitoring efforts at the Preserve. The CEA must have completed or be working towards a BA/BS degree, preferably in a science related field and have demonstrated strong interest and/or experience in field ecology and research, science education, outdoor trip leading, and camp counseling. The CEA is responsible for assisting in curricula development and daily instruction for summer education programs, developing a guided hike for the general public on a topic of their interest, trail assessments and minor trail maintenance, assisting with data collection as part of the Preserve’s conservation monitoring programs, and providing general support to Preserve staff.  For more information, click here. This is an 8 week temporary seasonal position, starting June 8th until July 31st. Applications are due April 10th 2015 by midnight.

The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station in Rensselaerville, New York is now accepting applications for support staff for three sessions of its three-week high school summer ecology course, Wildlife Ecology Research. Two 11 week positions (June 8-August 24, 2015) are available. Applicants must have completed a BA/BS degree, preferably in a science related field. Staff is responsible for providing student supervision before and after classes each day, overnight, and on occasional non-academic days. Additionally, staff is responsible for shopping for food; assisting students with meal planning and preparation; overseeing the completion of household duties; planning evening and non-academic day activities; and assisting students with nightly assignments. Staff will also have the opportunity to act as a teaching assistant for field based classes and teach their own field-based lesson if desired. Training and course preparation will occur the week of June 8 prior to the start of the first session. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong interest and/or experience in field ecology and research, science education, outdoor trip leading/camp counselor, and cooking and meal planning for groups of 12. For more information, click here. Applications due Friday, April 10th, 2015.

The Spatial Sciences Center at Montana State University is seeking a highly motivated graduate student with research interests in remote sensing of ecosystem dynamics. The student will be expected to engage in ecological research that integrates novel remote sensing approaches and platforms including UAV, aerial, and satellite. Applicants should have a strong background in ecology and geospatial science, with an emphasis on remote sensing. The student should also have demonstrated field experience. Applicants with prior experience using UAVs are especially encouraged to apply. The student will be supported by a 2-year graduate research assistantship in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University. To learn more about the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University please go here and to learn more about the research in Scott Powell’s lab, please click here. To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume/CV, transcripts (unofficial is fine at this stage), GRE scores, and contact details for 3 references to: Dr. Scott Powell at spowell@montana.edu. The position is available beginning in the fall of 2015, but a summer start date will also be considered.

Wildlands Engineering, Inc. in both their Charlotte and Raleigh offices, is seeking a motivated individual to assist their growing team through a paid field scientist/engineering summer intern position. They are looking for students currently enrolled in a B.S. or M.S. program for environmental or biological sciences, civil or environmental engineering, landscape architecture, or related applicable scientific or engineering discipline. The preferred candidate should have 2+ years of education with a minimum 3.0 GPA and an interest in water and natural resources, habitat restoration, field assessment, and/or environmental permitting. Duties may include assisting with wetland delineations, stream assessments, geomorphic monitoring surveys, vegetation surveys, wetland and/or hydraulic modeling, preparation of construction plans or report figures. The position is a full-time, hourly internship. Occasional overnight travel and ability to deal with long, hard field days is necessary. Experience with surveying equipment, field monitoring protocols, report writing, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and/or HEC-RAS software is preferred. Send resume and cover letter by April 15, 2015 to Charlotte Kinney, 1430 S. Mint Street, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28203
ckinney@wildlandseng.com, fax: 704-332-3306. The cover letter should identify your area of study, any relevant software or previous work experience, why you are interested in this position, your approximate available start date, and any other information that you feel is important.  Please be prepared to provide contact information for 2 references, if requested.

The hydro-biogeochemistry group at the University of Washington in Seattle has a funded open position for a postdoctoral researcher to work on an integrated project investigating methane oxidation in the soil zone surrounding roots of wetland plants and assessing how this process will change under future climate conditions. The project involves fieldwork at a wetland site in Alaska, laboratory experiments and rhizosphere-scale reactive transport modeling. The hired postdoc will be responsible for reactive transport modeling and for designing and conducting laboratory investigations that interface with the modeling effort. The goal is for the modeling and empirical work to inform each other (e.g., experiments that test model-generated hypotheses). The hired person will have the opportunity to interface with a Ph.D. student funded by the same project, and with other researchers across the UW campus and at the Alaskan field site who are experts in methane biogeochemistry and plant ecophysiology. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann (rbneum@uw.edu) with a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and the names of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.

Position duration: ten weeks of funding to be used June 1 – September 30, 2015 with possibility of extension.

Location: Sequoia National Park, California.

Benefits: $5,000 total stipend, some travel support, and food allowance for fieldwork.

Project Summary: Alpine lakes are important indicators of environmental change because they are especially sensitive to shifts in climate and rates of atmospheric deposition of nutrients. Our research seeks to understand the structure and function of high-elevation aquatic ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada.

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University is seeking applications for a 12-month tenure-track (research and extension) position in Ecosystem Services at the Assistant Professor level. Potential candidates should demonstrate interests related to quantifying environmental and resource economics that include but are not limited to water resources, water quality, land use, forestry, climate change, and integrated natural science and economic modeling. The incumbent will enhance Clemson’s Cooperative Extension Service mission by developing metrics to quantify ecosystem services in South Carolina, as well as to develop an economic basis to relate scientific advances in natural resource management among the various disciplines that exist within the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service. The incumbent will be stationed at Clemson University’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science , located in Georgetown, SC, but will work with research and extension personnel across the state. For more information, click here. To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by April 6, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview in May 2015, or until the position is filled.

WSU seeks a full-time research assistant to provide support for a diverse set of projects related to environmental sciences, including analyses of long-term ecological data, frequently but not always with a focus on freshwater science. Responsibilities will include managing, documenting, and publishing data sets; collaborating on analyses of existing data; and assisting with project management and logistics.The research assistant will be located at WSU’s Pullman campus and will work with Dr. Stephanie Hampton. Ideally the position will begin on 1 June 2015 to allow a period of overlap and training with the outgoing research assistant.

The Environmental Science Institute at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon currently has an opening for a full time Research Assistant to work on a manipulative climate change research project. The National Science Foundation-funded project will investigate how predicted climate change will affect the distribution, abundance, and fitness of native prairie plants in the Pacific Northwest in an experimental framework. The experiment will heat and remotely monitor physical characteristics at each site. The position is available 4/1/2015, with annual renewals until 6/30/2019 dependent on satisfactory performance. Posting: 15089. Closes: Open Until Filled

A research assistant position based at Toolik Field Station, Alaska is available through Dr. Mark Urban’s laboratory at the University of Connecticut and the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. The research assistant will manage field and laboratory projects regarding adaptive trait variability and influences on population persistence with regard to changing Arctic river temperature and hydrology.  The projects include assessing Arctic grayling local adaptation, migration, density, growth, and survival in field and laboratory settings.