Research and Employment Opportunities
Applied Biologist/Ecologist, Invasive Species Database Program at NYNHP - The New York Natural Heritage Program, a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and
the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, seeks a highly motivated individual for the Invasive Species Biologist position. For details about the position and to apply go to
http://www.nature.org/careers/. [Click on “How-to-Apply”, then “ViewPositions”; search for “Invasive Species”(set “Posted” drop box to “anytime”);Job ID = 11537]. The deadline for applications is January 4th, 2010. EOE.
Full position description and requirements available
Catskill NYC Watersheds Invasive Species Intern - Work with staff from Eastern New York
Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and New York City Department of Environmental
Protection to abate the threat of invasive forest insects and plant species in the
Catskills Mountains. Invasive insect and plant species pose significant threats to the
long-term viability of forest and aquatic ecosystems in the Catskills by displacing
native species and altering ecosystem properties. The intern will work as a member of
an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) team to identify and map invasive forest
insect and invasive plant occurrences, and control priority invasive plants. The EDRR
team will serve as the frontline defense in protecting the Catskills from new invading
species. The position will work in a variety of settings in the Catskills, ranging from
mapping and controlling invasive occurrences in the backcountry of the forest preserve
to detecting occurrences that are moving into the region. The Catskill Mountains
Invasive Species Intern will be supervised by the Eastern New York Chapter’s Ecological
Management Coordinator in conjunction with the New York City Department of Environmental
Protection Invasive Species Coordinator. Start date: 06/01/09 End date: 11/02/09 Flexible within 1-2 weeks of start or end date
- For more information and to apply, please see:
Student Summer Research Assistant Opportunities - The
Ecology and Management of
Invasive Plants Program is looking for several students to help with various
research projects during the summer months. We investigate how native and introduced
plant species affect native species, communities and food webs. Our research involves
work in common gardens and in the field. Among our experimental organisms are
amphibians, plants, insect herbivores, earthworms, slugs and deer. The work is
variable and will consist of combinations of common garden and fieldwork in forests and
wetlands. We can promise that you will get dirty. We expect students to be broadly
interested in ecology or invasions but no detailed technical knowledge is expected.
Our projects offer opportunities to develop independent research projects. Positions are based in Ithaca, NY,
with some travel throughout New York State. Full-time, paid positions May-August. If you are interested please
send an email with a short resume and general interests to Bernd Blossey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applicants will begin April 7th.
for announcement in flyer format.
Lake George Watershed Steward Program Summer Job Opportunities (4 Lake Steward
positions) - Stewards will provide public outreach and education about the
threats of ecologically harmful aquatic invasive species to the waters of Lake
George and other waterways. They will help stop the introduction and transport
of invasive species by boats and trailers by conducting visual inspections and
interviewing boaters. Other related duties as assigned. Seasonal, Part-time: 3
days/week – Fri, Sat, and Sun. 8 hour work day. Possibility of becoming a full
time position (5 days per week) based on available funding. Hours may fluctuate
based on time of year, scheduled boating events, and weather. Must be able to
start by Monday, May 18th. Applications reviewed as received. Posting will
remain open until positions are filled. To learn more and apply, please see
Watershed Steward Positions - Paid summer positions are currently open for the Adirondack Watershed Institute's Watershed Stewardship Program, sited at
Paul Smith's College. These full-time positions involve educating the public about invasive species, inspecting boats for invasive organisms, collecting
recreation demographic data and conducting field research, monitoring and service tasks. Applicants with backgrounds in the natural sciences, parks and
recreation, environmental policy, and environmental studies are encouraged to apply, although all applications are welcome. To apply, visit this link:
Student Research Grants and Scholarships
Aquatic Plant Management Research Grants and Scholarships. The Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society (MAPMS) is currently accepting applications for graduate student research grants and undergraduate scholarships.
MAPMS offers competitive research grants, in the amount of $2000, to qualified graduate students pursuing a degree in aquatic plant management or related field at any accredited university or college, or independent research which contributes to the mission of the Society.
MAPMS also offers competitive scholarships, in the amount of $750, to undergraduate students (junior or senior level) pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in aquatic plant management or related field at any accredited university or college. See
MAPMS Web site for details and application forms. All grant and scholarship applications should be submitted prior to
January 31, 2010, for consideration.
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
Polgar Fellowship Program, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve - The Research Reserve has several suggestions for summer research and is seeking a faculty advisor that can sponsor his/her undergraduate or graduate student to apply for the Polgar Fellowship Program.
Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm, Monday, February 23, 2009. $3800 scholarship. Topics are biocontrol of
mile-a-minute vine and larval studies of
Chinese mitten crab, both in Hudson. These are suggested ideas. Students are encouraged to apply for other research on the Hudson.
(Posted January 9, 2009)
If you would like to advertise an employment or internship opportunity, please
e-mail Holly Menninger.