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Herpetologist - Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
Job ID: 607523 (http://www.in.gov/spd/careers/)
Location: Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife Bloomington Field Office, Bloomington, IN
Annual Salary: $52,208.00
Application Deadline: before April 13, 2017

Description: The Nongame Herpetologist functions at a professional level as a field research/management
biologist in the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, responsible for the
statewide conservation and management of amphibians and reptiles in Indiana. Incumbent designs,
coordinates, conducts, and evaluates scientific investigations on the ecology, conservation, and
management of Indiana amphibian and reptile populations. Incumbent serves as the technical
representative to state, regional, national and international working groups, private conservation
organizations, and the Nongame Amphibian and Reptile Technical Advisory Committee. Position routinely
provides applicable information to the general public, media, academic institutions, and natural resource
agencies. The incumbent reports directly to the Wildlife Science Supervisor.

Responsibilities:
• Serve as Department and Division expert on Indiana amphibians and reptiles and as liaison to the
Nongame Amphibian and Reptile Technical Advisory Committee.
• Design, initiate, budget, and conduct or coordinate statewide projects to collect data on the population
status, distribution, relative abundance, resource utilization, demographics, and management needs of
amphibians and reptiles, their habitat associations, and population response to changing environmental
conditions, habitat management, and where applicable, implementation of recovery strategies.
• Direct data collection, data entry, data transfer, archiving, quality control, and quality assurance. Analyze
and evaluate data to make determinations relative to the parameters listed above and provide critical
interpretations of biological data.
• Prepare documents to obtain state and federal grant funds for projects that benefit Indiana’s Species of
Greatest Conservation Need and their habitats.
• Supervise and coordinate field and office-based activities of assistant biologists and intermittent
employees.
• Prepare work profiles and conduct annual performance appraisals.
• Maintain all records required for purchasing, vehicles, travel, and inventory.
• Draft correspondence on issues requiring the signature of the Governor, DNR Director, Division Director,
Wildlife Chief, Wildlife Science Program Manager, or Wildlife Science Supervisor.
• Prepare and review proposals to develop or modify Indiana Administrative Code, other legal statutes, or
policies pertaining to wildlife resources.
• Prepare written reports and related documents to communicate project results including internal reports,
peer reviewed manuscripts, popular articles (Outdoor Indiana, press releases), newsletters, symposia &
workshop proceedings, and those needed to meet grant-specific reporting requirements.
• Prepare and give oral presentations at professional meetings at national, regional, state, and local levels.
• Respond to requests for information regarding Indiana amphibians and reptiles.
• Collaborate with resource professionals and university faculty on cooperative research and management
efforts.
• Review technical journals and attend professional meetings regarding current issues related to amphibian
and reptile conservation and management.

Preferred Experience: An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D) in wildlife science, wildlife biology, wildlife
ecology, wildlife management, or a related natural sciences degree. Relevant work experience in amphibian
and reptile conservation is desirable. Education and experience should meet or exceed The Wildlife
Society’s certification requirements of an Associate Wildlife Biologist.
• Specialized knowledge of biological principles, ecological variables and interactions, water and land
management, and the life history/population dynamics of fish and wildlife species.
• Specialized knowledge of wildlife management and field techniques, scientific methods, procedures and
theories, flora and fauna identification, and the ability to apply them in the management and study of fish
and wildlife populations.
• Specialized knowledge of personal computers and relevant software (word processing, spreadsheets,
database management, statistical packages, GIS, population modeling, and other pertinent applications).
• Working knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to fish and wildlife.
• Working knowledge of animal care protocols, wildlife capture, handling, and immobilization techniques.
• Skills in administrative management including ability to budget and allocate existing funding and
personnel resources.
• Strong interpersonal skills and leadership talents
• Operate and maintain research equipment and sampling devices such as radio-telemetry equipment,
nets, traps, tagging and banding equipment, chemical immobilization equipment, microscopes,
quantitative scales, dial calipers, planimeter, binoculars, and ocular stereoscopes.
• Understanding of basic remote sensing information, topographic maps, other planimetric and watershed
maps, plat books, aerial photos, other cartographic products, and land survey descriptions.
• Experience operating and maintaining a variety of work, shop, office, and motorized equipment including
trucks, trailers, boats, outboard motors, power tools, chainsaws, directional compasses, and hand tools.
• Experience with budgeting and allocating existing money and personnel resources.
• Skills to supervise staff and organize volunteers.

Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Medical / Dental / Vision plans
Health Savings Account available - with Employer Contribution
Prescription Coverage
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program
Employer-funded Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match
Flexible Spending Account
Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per year
Group Life Insurance
Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Contact Person: Scott Johnson; 317-234-9586; sjohnson@dnr.in.gov
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Collections Manager - Angelo State Univ.
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Brown Tree Snake Biologist
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Wildlife Biologist: Portland, Oregon.
EPG is seeking a motivated Wildlife Biologist for our Portland, OR office. Primary duties include coordination with state wildlife agencies and federal land management agencies, field studies and protocol surveys, habitat assessments, preparation of technical reports in support of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, and oversight of wildlife biology survey staff.
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Created:11/8/2016 1:45:24 PM
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Amphibian PhD Opportunity
PhD Opportunity in Desert Amphibian Ecology
Start July 2016.
Deadline for applications February 21st

I am seeking a highly motivated student to start a PhD and participate in a study on amphibian use of ephemeral waters in the Sonoran Desert. The study will take place on the Barry M Goldwater Range, USAF in south- central Arizona. We will be examining how site quality affects amphibian use of these sites including quantifying population demographics. (See Griffis-Kyle et al. 2014 Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:148-151 for project background regarding habitat quality)

The work will likely consist of checking and maintaining audio-data loggers, identifying amphibian species during breeding choruses and as tadpoles, sampling water quality, collecting and identifying invertebrates, and locating unmapped ephemeral waters.

This position requires hard work, problem solving, a tolerance for desert heat, and exposure to venomous snakes and invertebrates. This is a physically demanding job which requires hiking into remote sites, odd hours and extended hours during monsoonal rains, driving a 4wd on unmaintained roads, and coordinating with military security. Rock climbing or scrambling experience helpful but not required. Experience with amphibians and identifying invertebrates is desired, but not required. Preference will be given to motivated candidates with excellent communication skills, willing and able to function in the summer desert environment. Applicants must have completed their MS by the start date. Stipend is $18,000/yr (PhD)

Interested applicants should email Dr. Kerry Griffis-Kyle (kerry.griffis-kyle@ttu.edu) and have “Graduate opportunity” in the subject line. Please include in the email:
1. How this position will help you fulfill your career goals and why I should hire you
2. Resume or CV including pertinent work experience
3. Unofficial transcripts
4. GRE scores
5. Contact information for three references
6. Address, phone, and email
Position contingent upon funding. Texas Tech University requires a background check of all new employees.
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Created:2/5/2016 11:53:31 AM
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Wyoming Herpetologist
Herpetological Coordinator-Casper or Laramie Salary $4,506.00 - $5,632.00 Monthly
Location Statewide, WY
Job Type Full Time Department 040-Game & Fish
Job Number 04060 Closing 3/2/2016 11:59 PM Mountain


General Description:
This position coordinates the statewide herpetological program for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). The position serves on a statewide crew and provides expertise on all issues related to the conservation and management of reptiles and amphibians in Wyoming.

Essential Functions:
The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Plan, coordinate and supervise all aspects of herpetological projects conducted by the Department. Most projects will attempt to determine amphibian and reptile distribution, population size, species composition and threats to persistence.
- Manage assigned portion of the Herpetological Coordinator budget, ensuring that spending does not exceed appropriation.
- Compile information gathered by personnel from WGFD and coordinate with other state and federal agencies, university researchers and those with scientific collection permits to ensure that appropriate data are incorporated in the WGFD data system.
- Expertise in, and development of, tools, techniques and standardized methods for herpetological sampling.
- Hire, supervise and evaluate contract biologists and technicians.
- Initiate, organize and implement training programs for Departmental personnel and other groups when appropriate.
- Develop and present educational programs to school children and other non-professional groups.
- Subject matter expert and technical representative for WGFD on endangered and threatened amphibian and reptile recovery teams and working groups.
- Coordinate with agency personnel, university researchers, and other state and federal agencies on herpetological management issues.
- Work with regional personnel to develop herpetological sampling priorities within each region and train personnel in herpetological sampling techniques and taxonomy.
- Assist with environmental commenting pertaining to Wyoming herptiles.

Knowledge:
Knowledge of herpetological community and population ecology.
Knowledge of aquatic resource management concepts and practices.
Knowledge of research and statistical methods.
Knowledge of herpetological sampling design and techniques.
Skilled in use of computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, GIS and databases (including database design and management).
Ability to plan, coordinate and complete multiple projects involving statewide travel.
Ability to operate and repair sampling equipment.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good physical condition.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor''''s Degree (typically in Wildlife Management)
PLUS Experience: 1-2 years progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II
OR
Education & Experience Substitution: 4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CDL

Preference may be given to those with a MS degree in herpetology or related natural resources field, PLUS two years of professional work experience in herpetology or related natural resources field.
Preference may be given to applicants who submit a cover letter to Mr. Kevin Gelwicks, Aquatic Assessment Crew Supervisor, 528 S. Adams St., Laramie, WY 82070 (Kevin.Gelwicks@wyo.gov), in addition to submitting the state application.
Must have a valid driver''''s license.

Physical Working Conditions:
Statewide overnight travel is required.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to perform fieldwork in remote locations under adverse weather conditions
Notes:
FLSA: Exempt
CDL is not required for this position.
Position can be located in Casper or Laramie.
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/1348633/fwwb10-04060-herpetological-coordinator-casper-or-laramie (Report bad link)
Created:2/4/2016 8:01:28 AM
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Research Tech: Amphibian Survival
Research Technician in Amphibian Reproduction and Species Survival
Tracking Code
139-022

Job Description
The Memphis Zoo is seeking a highly-motivated research technician to assist with the development of a national amphibian genome resource bank. The candidate will help develop laboratory techniques for gamete collection, in-vitro fertilization, and sperm cryopreservation in multiple frog species. This position will include opportunities for professional development through personalized mentorship, conference travel, networking events, and training workshops.

This three (3) year position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the conservation of threatened frog species, including the dusky gopher frog, Panamanian golden frog, Puerto Rican crested toad, Houston toad, and Wyoming toad. The successful applicant will conduct reproductive research, mentor students and volunteers, compile and analyze data, produce progress reports, assist with preparation of scientific manuscripts, present research findings in professional settings, participate in educational events, and promote wildlife conservation through popular and social media.

This position in currently classified as a 3-year, exempt, grant-funded position, with eligibility for benefits after 90 days. The salary will start at $30,000/year and may increase 3% annually based on satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016. The successful applicant should be available to start by June 1, 2016.

Required Skills
Candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a high degree of motivation, and the ability to work well under pressure and in a group environment. Position requires availability to work a schedule which may include days, weekends, evenings, or holidays as needed and availability for regular travel as needed.

Required Experience
Applicants must have a passion for wildlife conservation and a Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field. Candidates with a Master’s degree in a relevant field are preferred. Experience in laboratory techniques is essential, and knowledge of reproductive physiology and/or herpetology is strongly preferred. Applications are only accepted online while this posting remains active through https://memphiszoojobs.silkroad.com/

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, unofficial college transcript, and two letters of recommendation. If possible, upload these materials as a single PDF file. All application materials must be submitted online, but recommendation letters only may be emailed separately to Dr. Kimberly Terrell, Director of Research and Conservation, at kterrell@memphiszoo.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be work-authorized individuals in the U.S., as specified by Form I-9, which includes a citizen of the U.S., a noncitizen national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work until a certain expiration date.

Job Location
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
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Postdoc: Amphibian Survival
Postdoctoral Research Position in Amphibian Reproduction and Species Survival
Tracking Code
140-022

Job Description
The Memphis Zoo is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to lead a conservation research program centered on the establishment of a national amphibian genome resource bank. Research work will primarily focus on amphibian reproductive physiology, with the goal of optimizing protocols for gamete collection, in-vitro fertilization, and sperm cryopreservation in multiple frog species. The candidate will work under the general direction of the Director of Research and Conservation at the Memphis Zoo.

This three (3) year position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the conservation of threatened frog species, including the dusky gopher frog, Panamanian golden frog, Puerto Rican crested toad, Houston toad, and Wyoming toad. The successful applicant will synthesize knowledge, design experiments, conduct physiological research, mentor students and technicians, analyze data, generate reports, prepare scientific manuscripts, communicate science to professional and public audiences, and champion wildlife conservation. The position includes personalized mentorship, a generous research budget, travel to conferences and partner institutions, and numerous professional development opportunities.

This position is currently classified as a 3-year, exempt, grant-funded position, with eligibility for benefits after 90 days. The salary will start at $40,000/year and may increase 5% annually based on excellent performance. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016. The successful applicant should be available to start by June 15, 2016.

Required Skills
Required qualifications include a high degree of motivation, demonstrated leadership ability, strong oral and written communication skills, and knowledge of laboratory techniques.

Required Experience
Applicants must have a passion for wildlife conservation and a Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field (awarded by June 15, 2016). Requires experience coordinating complex research projects. Knowledge of reproductive physiology and herpetology is strongly preferred. Other desirable qualifications include proficiency in R statistical software, experience with database management, graphic design skills, and a strong record of science outreach, particularly to underserved/underrepresented communities.

Applications are only accepted online while this posting remains active through https://memphiszoojobs.silkroad.com/

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, unofficial college transcript, and two letters of recommendation. If possible, upload these materials as a single PDF file. All application materials must be submitted online, but recommendation letters only may be emailed separately to Dr. Kimberly Terrell, Director of Research and Conservation, at kterrell@memphiszoo.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be work-authorized individuals in the U.S., as specified by Form I-9, which includes a citizen of the U.S., a noncitizen national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work until a certain expiration date.

Job Location
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
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Science Lab Technician
Title: Science Lab Technician (Red Mountain)
Location: Mesa Community College
Posting # 16007
Opens: 10/26/2015
Closes: 11/9/2015

Apply online at: www.maricopa.edu

Job Summary
SEE SPECIAL NOTES. Responsible for all terraria and aquaria in the Saguaro Building as well as the outdoor pond and wildlife enclosure, which collectively house the live teaching collection of the Life Science Department at the MCC Red Mountain Campus. The collection includes various plant life, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, venomous and non-venomous reptiles, a breeding population of endangered Desert Pupfish. Terrarium set up, cleaning, observation of individual animal well-being and health, record keeping, feeding, and scheduling of regular veterinary visits. Responsible for both spontaneous and scheduled public speaking presentations to students and visitors to the MCC Red Mountain campus as well as off campus community outreach. Responsible for holding and collecting permits, adhering to Arizona Game and Fish standards, keeping detailed records of collection points, educational use, and annual reporting. Responsible for preserving dead animals and maintaining a small collection of preserved animals. Responsible for acquiring animals and plants for display, including collection from the wild in some instances. Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, student success, integrity and diversity in the performance of job duties.

Essential Functions
35% - Daily feeding and watering of animals, weekly feeding of mice to snakes, daily spraying toad and frog tanks, animal soaks/baths, and arranging veterinary care. Daily outdoor pond check/maintenance
25% - Maintenance of exhibit terraria including: Filling of terrarium ponds, substrate changes for terrariums, cleaning of glass, removing waste, changing bulbs, cleaning water and food dishes, water changes for fish tank.
10% - Answering questions of students and visitors about animals in collection, prepare animals for instructor use, prepare animals for outreach talks, give outreach talk with animals.
10% -Collection of animals for pond exhibit, removal of algal overgrowth and plant control.
10% - Propagation of plants used in exhibits and as animal food source, maintaining live invertebrates used to feed various animals in collection.
5% - Design and building of new exhibits and habitats, redesign of old exhibits.
5% - Maintaining collection records including acquiring and updating Arizona Game and Fish permits.

Minimum Qualifications
1. High School Degree or GED.
2. Experience in community outreach.
3. Experience making public presentations.
4. Experience with animal husbandry.

Desired Qualifications
1. Experience with safe techniques in the handling and care of venomous reptiles including rattlesnakes and gila monsters
2. Experience with the care and maintenance of aquatic systems such as a Cienega and saltwater aquarium as well as maintenance of associated equipment
3. Experience managing plants in greenhouses and in semi-naturalized environments
4. Experience writing and managing grants
5. Experience caring for animals (particularly amphibians and reptiles) and plants native to Arizona
6. Experience maintaining detailed and accurate records for individual animals in collections (i.e. applying for and maintaining Arizona Game and Fish Permits.)
7. Knowledge of species and ecosystems native to the US Southwest
8. Experience preserving animals and plants and maintaining preserved collections

Special Working Conditions
Will be exposed to chemicals and organisms which may present health hazards if not handled properly. Will be trained on safe handling techniques for venomous reptiles (rattlesnakes, gila monsters) and is expected to use these techniques regularly in the performance of job duties (animal husbandry/education/outreach). Will require lifting up to 50lbs. Will require working outside in the summer in high temperatures and other adverse weather conditions. Will be required to work occasional evening and weekend hours; summer work hours may vary. Will be required to be on call for animal collection related emergency situations. Possession of a valid State of Arizona class D Driver''''''''s License required. Employee must meet district minimum standards regarding driving: http://www.maricopa.edu/legal/rmi/vehicle.htm#requirements

Special Notes
Please note in your resume and cover letter how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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LSU Collections Manager
Research Associate 3 (Collections Manager)
College of Science
Louisiana State University

Responsibilities:
Candidate must have a very strong background and interest in curating amphibian, reptile and fish natural history collections. The candidate should also be capable of managing a diverse collection and leading a team of curatorial assistants and student workers. This individual will also be responsible for promoting the mission of the LSUMNS and assisting the Curators with all aspects of the daily operation of Herpetology and Ichthyology Divisions.

Job duties include:
80% Assist Curators in integrating new and orphaned collections into the LSU collection. Processing of Inter-museum loans and loan tracking, care and conservation of specimens in the collection (including fumigation, storage, security and other related task). Has direct responsibility for overall operation of the collection. This includes training and supervision of graduate students and student workers.
15% Digitizing type specimens, georeferencing, maintenance of the computerized database. Obtain collecting permits for researchers who will conduct field expeditions. Daily collection upkeep and assist the Curators in coordinating staff training and continuing education opportunities.
5% May assist Curator in preparing proposals for collection-improvement grants. Collection manager will assist professional visitors to the collection and when requested by the curator, will provide tours of the collection for special visitors.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor''s degree in zoology, biological sciences or related field and two years of experience working in biological research collections.
Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated interest and expertise in the management of a diverse selection of vertebrate species; at least two years of supervisory experience of undergraduate students; experience working with Specify database software.
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Wyoming Herp Survey Coordinator
Job Title: ATAW99-03708-Herpetologist-Casper
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 09/28/15 12:00 AM Mountain Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $21.17 Hourly
Agency#-Div-Sec: 040-Game & Fish
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Coordinate and supervise the Central Wyoming Herpetofauna Survey State Wildlife Grant-funded project. Will be responsible for supervising technicians and writing reports to summarize results. This is the continuation of a 2-year project and contract position, funded through February 2017. The objectives of the project are to: 1) Determine amphibian and reptile distributions within central Wyoming. 2) Record habitat features where amphibians and reptiles are observed. 3) Determine detection probability and more accurate weather parameters for spadefoot species in Wyoming. General herpetofaunal surveys will be conducted in central Wyoming. Spadefoot surveys will be conducted in priority areas across the state. These spadefoot survey sites will also include collecting detailed data using acoustic recorders and weather stations at predetermined locations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Lead a crew of 1-2 technicians to survey for reptiles and amphibians; survey techniques will likely entail visual encounter surveys, auditory surveys, funnel traps, and possibly pitfall trapping.
- Collect detailed data on reptile and amphibian captures and surrounding habitat; compile, enter, and analyze data (including data collected using acoustic recorders and HOBO weather stations).
- Write reports to summarize results and to provide management recommendations. - Coordinate efforts with other Wyoming Game and Fish personnel, external agencies, and landowners involved in the project.
- Represent the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by working with public and private entities to develop relationships for future conservation efforts. - Spend extended periods (1-2 weeks at a time) in remote field locations. A camper, camping equipment, and other provisions will be provided while in the field.
- Make purchases for the project, file appropriate paperwork, and manage project budget.
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Funding for Prairie Research
We Are:
Prairie Biotic Research (PBR) is an all-volunteer, Wisconsin nonprofit established in 2000 to foster basic biotic research in prairies and savannas. One way we do this is through a competitive Small Grants Program that funds grants up to $1000 to individuals for the study of any grassland taxon anywhere in the USA. We support both natural history and experimental science. We are especially eager to support independent researchers (those lacking institutional support), but anyone having a U.S. Social Security number may apply. Since 2002, we’ve awarded 211 grants worth $202,881 to people in 34 states to study insects, plants, mammals, reptiles, slime molds, mycorrhizal fungi, spiders, snails, amphibians, birds, fish, invasive species, effects of management, and the human dimensions of conservation. Many of these grants supported graduate student research. In 2016, we expect to fund at least 15 grants of up to $1000 each with the donations we have received, including some restricted by donors to support research in IA, IL, MI, MN, ND, SD, or WI.

To Apply for a Grant
Visit our newly redesigned website (prairiebioticresearch.org) to learn more, to find our proposal form, instructions, and a sample researcher agreement form that winners of this competition must sign. Check out the history and overview files in the Small Grants section of the website to see what sorts of proposals have won funding in the past. Several winning proposals from past years are available as models on our website. Review the reports submitted by researchers of past years. Those who won funding in 2015 are ineligible for this funding in 2016, but those who won funding longer ago are welcome to submit proposals to further that same work or to support a new project. In past years, we required submission of hard copy proposals, but not any more. Beginning this year, we want you to submit your proposal electronically, as a pdf file attached to an email. We must receive your proposal via email by December 20, 2015.

Become a Supporter
Please make a donation to support our work; you can now do so using Visa or Mastercard through PayPal on our newly redesigned website. We cannot give away money that we don’t have. Any amount is welcome. PBR is volunteer-run so our overhead is very low. You may specify that your entire tax-deductible donation be given to researchers through our Small Grants Program, or to expand our research endowment that produces income we give away annually through this program. Please help us to help others!

We Foster Curiosity!
Michael Anderson, Craig Brabant, Rebecca Christoffel, Linda Duever, Jaime Edwards, Brick Fevold, Joshua Kapfer, Kerry Katovich, Douglas LeDoux, Victoria Nuzzo, Ron Priest, Dennis Schlicht, Steven Sullivan, Scott Swengel, Andrew Williams, Daniel Young, who comprise the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisors of Prairie Biotic Research, Inc.
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New Mexico Herpetologist
Job Title: Reptile and Amphibian Biologist (DGF #5241)
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/27/15 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary: $15.28 - $26.59 Hourly
$31,782.40 - $55,307.20 Annually
Job Type: Permanent Position
Location: Santa Fe (City), New Mexico

Purpose of Position:
This position monitors the distribution and population trends of threatened and endangered amphibians and reptiles in New Mexico and is responsible for developing recommendations for recovery.

Classification Description:
Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist-Advanced

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries science/management, wildlife science/management, animal science, forestry, ecology or similar related natural resource degree and two (2) years directly related work experience.

Employment Requirements:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver''s License. Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.

Working Conditions:
This position has both office and field work elements. While in the office, extended periods will be spent sitting at desks, computers, working in laboratory settings, attending meetings, and talking to individuals and groups on the telephone and in person. Out of doors, this person will spend extended periods traveling to various locations around the state. This person will need physical strength and stamina to hike and work at high elevations and drive 4-wheel drive vehicles over highways and narrow mountainous roads safely. Equipment used will be standard office and laboratory equipment, ½ to ¾ ton 4 wheel drive vehicles pulling trailers. Travel also may include horseback, helicopter, fixed-wing aircraft, ATV''s, or snowmobiles. Specific tools use may include GPS, GIS, radio telemetry, cameras, spotting scopes, binoculars, other ocular and environmental measuring instruments, capture equipment such as hand held and drift nets, box traps, pit traps, or similar, laboratory items such as centrifuges, blood tubes, syringes, scalpels, microscopes, slides, stethoscopes, thermometers, scissors, or similar, and standard construction tools such as drills, saws, hammers, shovels, wrenches, axes, and chainsaws.

Conditions of Employment:
Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency’s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Agency Contact Information:
Darrel Weybright, darrel.weybright@state.nm.us
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Grad Assistantships: KS
Dr. Bill Stark is seeking candidates for the graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences Fort Hays State University
http://www.fhsu.edu/biology/ AND
http://www.fhsu.edu/biology/Biology-Graduate-Studies/
Start Date: Fall 2015.

Qualifications: An earned B.S. in biology, ecology, or related discipline. Previous experience with field experiments, sampling techniques, and safe-handling techniques of live reptiles and amphibians is highly desirable.

I am attempting to find individuals that are willing to work as part of a team to investigate related questions that will provide insights into the ecology and conservation of amphibians, squamates and turtles in Kansas and the surrounding region. Preferably these would be two person teams but composition would be dependent on the applicant pool. Each student would be supported by their own assistantship (a variety of possibilities: see website above) and be involved in the development and execution of a research project. The team concept broadens the experience of all students and provides a support network that facilitates success academically and in resume building experiences. Interested students can inquire to:
Dr. Bill Stark
Email: wjstark@fhsu.edu

The Department of Biological Sciences provides a diverse faculty interaction focused on student success and outstanding academic support for Master’s candidates interested in ecology, conservation biology or natural resource management. Graduates successfully matriculate to Ph.D programs or to positions in natural resources management and conservation at exceedingly high rates. For more department specific information go to http://www.fhsu.edu/biology/ To Apply: Email a letter of application that includes professional goals and research interests, a curriculum vitae, an unofficial transcript, and the names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Bill Stark at wjstark@fhsu.edu and see instructions
at http://www.fhsu.edu/academic/gradschl/admissions/

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Fort Hays State University is an equal education and employment opportunity employer.
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Amphibian Field Technician
Full-time temporary position
Opportunity location: Western Oregon/Corvallis Start date: 18 May, 2015

Field Technician (Amphibians/Fish)
BIOSCIENCE TECHNICIANS (8) are needed for stream ecology research in the headwaters of the Trask River in northwestern Oregon from 18 May - 23 September, 2015. Duties include electrofishing and surveying headwater streams for amphibians and fish, marking amphibians and fish for capture-recapture studies using elastomer and PIT tags, carefully recording animal markings and measurements, characterizing stream substrate, and data entry/proofing. Work requires a high degree of safety consciousness and personnel must be constantly alert to physical and biological hazards. Hiking in steep, brushy terrain off-trail and carrying heavy equipment is required. Salary is $12.24-$17.39/hour depending on experience, 40 hours per week. Living accommodations during 4-5-day (occasionally 8-day) work stints will be primitive camping. Some camping equipment is provided but housing outside of work stints is not provided. This is an opportunity to work with the Trask Paired Watershed Study http://watershedsresearch.org/.

Applicants must work well with a team of others, and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants having prior experience using elastomer or electrofishing equipment or handling fish or amphibians will rank highly. Knowledge or experience with scientific principles, statistical sampling and capture-mark-recapture methods will also benefit the applicant.

Apply through Oregon State University job board by 6 April 2015:
https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp
Search postings for posting number 0014149.

Inquiries may be sent to Nathan Chelgren: nathan_chelgren@usgs.gov
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Davidson College Herpetology
Research Manager, Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory
Duration: 1 year, possibly longer if funding is available
Salary: $30,000 per year - somewhat flexible based on qualifications, plus full-time benefits
Supervisor: Michael E. Dorcas
Preferred Start Date: January 2015 (but somewhat flexible)

Job Description: Conduct herpetofaunal field research in an active research setting at a top-ten liberal arts college. The person selected will be responsible for coordinating and conducting field studies of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and diamondback terrapins.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Ecology or related discipline.
Field experience with and knowledge of the herpetofauna of the southeastern US.
Ability to coordinate and conduct field studies of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and diamondback terrapins.
Ability to organize and analyze scientific data and write quality scientific manuscripts and reports.
Ability to work independently at times and work to work closely with student researchers and others in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere on a variety of projects.
Strong desire to be an active participant in the dissemination of research through presentations at meetings and through the production of reports and peer-reviewed papers.

Other Requirements:
Ability to work in variable weather conditions, remote locations and often in physically demanding circumstances.
Night and weekend work is sometimes required.
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (field vehicle will usually be available for research purposes).
Ability to swim.

Other Skills Beneficial to Position:
Geographical information systems (GIS); mark-recapture techniques; ecological modeling; experience working on island and in marine environments; experience driving a boat; experience working with venomous snakes; interest and experience in outreach activities; web design.

Applicants accepted online https://jobs.davidson.edu – click on “Staff” - (Research Manager - Biology). You should include letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the position, CV and contact information for up to 4 references with contact information.

For more information contact:
Michael E. Dorcas, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Davidson College
Davidson NC 28035-7118
704-894-2727
midorcas@davidson.edu
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Morafka Research Award
In honor and memory of Dr. David J. Morafka, distinguished herpetologist and authority on North American gopher tortoises, the Desert Tortoise Council, with the aid of several donors, has established a monetary award to help support research that contributes to the understanding, management and conservation of tortoises of the genus Gopherus in the southwestern United States and Mexico: G. agassizii, G. morafkai, G. berlandieri, and G. flavomarginatus.

Award Amount: $2,000 to be awarded at the Desert Tortoise Council’s Annual Symposium, depending on the availability of funding and an appropriate recipient.

Eligibility: Applicants must be associated with a recognized institution (e.g., university, museum, government agency, non-governmental organization) and may be graduate students, post-doctoral students, or other researchers. They must agree to present a report on the results of the research in which award funds were used at a future symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council.

Evaluation Criteria: Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the potential of the research to contribute to the biological knowledge of one or more of the above gopher tortoise species, and to their management and conservation. Important considerations are the significance and originality of the research problem, design of sampling and analysis, preliminary data supporting the feasibility of the research, and the likelihood of successful completion and publication.

Application Procedure:
1. Download and open an application form from the Desert Tortoise Council’s website www.deserttortoise.org. The form is electronically interactive.
2. Provide all information requested on the application, including a description of the research project in no more than 1,200 words.
3. Submit the completed application to grstewart@csupomona.edu as a pdf document.
4. Applications must be supported by the applicant’s CV and three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s research advisor, supervisor, or a knowledgeable colleague. Instruct the recommenders to submit their letters to grstewart@csupomona.edu as pdf documents.
5. All application materials and letters of recommendation must be received by December 1, 2014. They will be evaluated by a committee of gopher tortoise biologists appointed by the Desert Tortoise Council Board of Directors.
6. The research award recipient will be notified of his/her selection by January 19, 2015 and the award will be presented at the 2015 Desert Tortoise Council Symposium, February 20-22, 2015.

grstewart@csupomona.edu
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Smithsonian Research Zoologistr
Research Zoologist
Department of Vertebrate Zoology
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a zoologist to conduct an integrative, specimen- or collection-based research program in vertebrate evolution and biodiversity, in the disciplines of herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, and/or ornithology, particularly herpetology. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that makes important contributions to understanding vertebrate evolution and biodiversity through integrative research involving phylogenetics, anatomy, development, genomics, biogeography, conservation, informatics, or related fields. Frequent publication of highly regarded papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals, curation of collections in specialty area, service to the scientific community in leadership capacities, acquisition of external funding, engagement in outreach activities, and mentorship of students are expected.
Full-time 4-year term appointment* with full Government benefits to be filled at the GS-12 level; US citizenship required. The museum’s authorized salary range for this position at this time is $75,621 – $80,662 per annum. College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement or your application will be disqualified. For complete requirements and application procedures go to www.sihr.si.edu or www.usajobs.gov and refer to Announcement 14A-JW-299546-DEU-NMNH. The announcement opens Monday, September 29, 2014. Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on-line by Monday, October 27, 2014 and must reference the announcement number. All applicants will be notified by email when their application is received. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
*This is a permanent Federal position, the first four years of which are probationary. dequeirozk@si.edu
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Stetson University
Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Ecology

Institution: Stetson University
Location: DeLand, FL
Posted: 10/07/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
POSITION: Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Ecology (Visiting Assistant Professor or Postdoctoral Fellow)

Stetson University invites applications for a full-time BROWN TEACHER-SCHOLAR FELLOW position in our Department of Biology to start in the Spring 2015 semester. We invite applications from biologists interested in collaborating with current Stetson faculty and mentoring undergraduate research projects in Aquatic Biology or Herpetology. The Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows participate in faculty development programs, collaborate with current faculty, and mentor undergraduate research. This position is funded by the Brown Faculty Fellow Program for one year with an option for a second year appointment after satisfactory performance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. and research experience in aquatic ecology (with an emphasis on nutrient cycles and/or spring ecosystems particularly welcomed) or herpetology (emphasis on reptile ecology), in addition to a strong desire to develop, or continue to develop, as an undergraduate teacher.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In keeping with the teacher-scholar model central to the mission of our liberal arts institution, this position involves both research and teaching one course and associated lab each semester.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biology ( http://www.stetson.edu/artsci/biology/) currently supports majors in Biology, Aquatic and Marine Biology, and Molecular Biology. Faculty in the department are committed to providing rigorous scientific training in a traditional liberal arts environment in which the primary focus is extensive interaction with undergraduate students in small-class and one-on-one settings. We are also located within a 15-minute drive to natural areas that encompass many aquatic, wetland and upland habitats.

THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson''s faculty works with nearly 4000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University''s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,800 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida''s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education - Education for Social Justice, and Counseling. Florida''s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future-locally, nationally, and globally.

THE COMMUNITY: DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY: Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE: January 10, 2015

APPLICATION: Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) cover letter that includes a statement about the candidate''s research interests and philosophy of teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and addresses of three references (at least one of which who can evaluate teaching ability). In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials may be submitted electronically to Terry Farrell, Brown Faculty Fellow in the Department of Biology.
Terry Farrell
Department of Biology
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Boulevard
Unit 8264
DeLand, FL 32723
tfarrell@stetson.edu
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TREE Field Studies Couse
Title: Tropical Herpetology in Costa Rica
Location: Biological Field Station El Zota, Tapezco, Costa Rica
Agency: TREE Field Studies: Tropical Research in Ecology & Ethology
Course Description: Tropical Herpetology is a field course designed to introduce undergraduate/graduate students to the study of reptiles and amphibians, with emphasis on tropical species identification, field techniques and methods, population ecology, and conservation strategies used in herpetology. As representative tropical herpetofauna, Costa Rican species will be examined in detail, but many of the concepts discussed are broadly applicable. Students will participate in a variety of field projects and should be prepared for hands-on experience in field collection and identification, specimen preparation, and monitoring and surveying techniques.
Qualifications: This intermediate course assumes some familiarity with scientific methods, general ecological principles, and vertebrate zoology, and is intended to complement a semester-long course in herpetology or population ecology. No prerequisites required. Course Cost: $2000 USD (cost does not cover airfare).
Dates: 27 Dec 2014 – 11 January 2015
Application deadline: 15 November 2014 (late registration: 15 December 2014)
Contact person: Eric Hileman, Northern Illinois University
E-mail: ehileman1@niu.edu
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GS: Hellbender Conservation
M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship: Eastern Hellbender Conservation

Tennessee State University

Location: Nashville, TN
Salary: Full project support including tuition waiver and graduate stipend
Start Date: 01/12/2015
Last Date to Apply : 11/21/2014

Description
The Wildlife Ecology lab at Tennessee State University State announces a Graduate Research Assistantship beginning Jan. 2015. The successful applicant will take the lead on a project to study the historical and current impacts of landuse on the eastern hellbender salamander (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) in Tennessee. Eastern hellbenders were once common in most stream networks in Tennessee, but have undergone drastic declines over the past 30 years. The GRA will manage this project, overseeing all data collection and taking the lead on analysis and manuscript preparation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Science degree in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The successful applicant will be under the advisement of Dr. William Sutton.

Qualifications
& Excellence in written and oral communication; field experience in an aquatic setting (preferably experience surveying hellbenders); knowledge of or willingness to learn spatial and advanced statistical analyses; maturity, responsibility and dedication to meticulous field work despite harsh, cold, and wet field conditions; and leadership in supervision of field technicians. This student must be willing to work collaboratively with state, zoo, and university partners to complete this research.

For Consideration:
Please send the following (in PDF format as one file) via email to wsutton@tnstate.edu: 1) cover letter expressing interest in, potential research questions and goals for, and suitability for the position; 2) CV or resume describing relevant experience; 3) names and contact information for at least three references; 4) unofficial transcripts and undergraduate GPA; and 5) unofficial GRE scores. Please do not submit a formal application to the Department unless requested to do so.

Contact Person
Dr. William Sutton
wsutton@tnstate.edu
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Assistant Professor
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: BIOLOGY -- Nine-month, tenure-track position, Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Ph.D. required by time of hire. Teach human anatomy and physiology lecture and lab, plus specialty courses that complement our existing offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level. Such courses could include animal physiology, comparative anatomy, behavioral ecology, herpetology, parasitology or biometry. Teaching experience is desirable. Development of active research program involving undergraduate and master''s-level graduate students expected, post-doctoral research experience desirable but not required. Faculty typically teach 12 contact hours (or equivalent work load).<br /><br /> Starting date August 2015. Salary range: $50,000-$53,000. Screening will begin Nov. 3, 2014, and continue until position is filled.<br /> Send letter of application with separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; CV; unofficial transcripts; and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Dr. Lynnette Sievert, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801-5415. Telephone: 620-341-5606; FAX: 620-341-5607; e-mail: lsievert@emporia.edu; website: http://biology.emporia.edu. Background check required. An AA/EEO Institution, Emporia State University encourages minorities and women to apply. www.emporia.edu
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Texas Natural Diversity Database
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/25/14 11:59 PM Central Time&amp;amp;
Salary: $3,328.12 Monthly&amp;amp;
Job Type: Regular Full Time&amp;amp;
Location: Austin, Texas&amp;amp;
Work Address TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744&amp;amp;
Hiring Contact Bob Gottfried, (512) 389-8744

Under the direction of the Texas Natural Diversity Database (TXNDD) Administrator, this position is responsible for the entry, quality control, and dissemination of threatened and endangered species information. Data entry will follow NatureServe Natural Heritage methodology for both geospatial and tabular data. Coordinates with TPWD biologists to expedite the submission and entry of data. Assists with expanding the functionality of the existing database and the creation of new project databases to address future data management needs related to the implementation of the Texas Conservation Action Plan. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.
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Florida Herp Coordinator
Title: Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Coordinator
Working Title: Planner IV

Address: 620 South Meridian St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-1600

Description of responsibilities and duties:
The Species Conservation Planning Section (SCP) is seeking to fill a position for statewide taxa conservation coordinator, with a reptile and amphibian background. Applicants should demonstrate strong leadership and team building skills. The position will be responsible for coordinating reptile and amphibian conservation planning and management activities across the agency and with external partners. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordinating implementation of Species Action Plans and the Imperiled Species Management Plan; serving as a liaison between FWC work units, particularly the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and HSC; serving as a taxa expert, reviewing permits, applying for and administering grants, and providing technical assistance internally and externally; assisting with state listing actions; working with external partners and stakeholders, including the US Fish and Wildlife Service; participating on various FWC teams. Responsibilities and duties may include representing the agency in various forums, and serving on federal recovery teams or other research and management teams.

Pay Rate: $1,711.82 bi-weekly + benefits
The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Region: Statewide

Working hours: 8am-5pm, 40+hours per week, work hours may vary.

Level of Education- Bachelor’s degree required and three years of professional experience in planning, evaluation, research, analysis, business or government work. Graduate Degree preferred in biology, wildlife or fisheries management, wildlife ecology, zoology, environmental sciences, environmental planning or other closely related curriculum. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience. A Doctorate from an accredited college or university may substitute for two years of the required experience.
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Lakeside Lab Courses
For the summer of 2014, Lakeside Lab and the Friends of Lakeside Lab are offering Room and Board Scholarships. The first 50 students who register for a Lakeside Lab course and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above are eligible for a Room and Board Scholarship in exchange for 2.5 hours of service each week at the campus. To apply, please follow the instructions on the on line registration form when you register for your Lakeside course.

Courses include:
- Aquatic Ecology (4 weeks; May 19-June 13)
- Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms (4 weeks, May 19-June 13)
- Conservation Biology (4 weeks, June 16-July 11)
- Ecology and Systematics of Algae (4 weeks, June 16-July 11)
- Field Archeology (4 weeks, June 16-July 11)
- Field Archeology (1 week, June 23-June 27)
- Field Archeology (2 weeks, June 30-July 11)
- Analysis of Environmental Data (2 weeks, June 30-July 11)
- Ecology (4 weeks, May 19-June 13)
- Fire Ecology (Two classes, 1 week each: May 19-23 and May 26-30)
- Wetlands and Stream Ecology (2 weeks, May 19-May 30)
- Limnology (2 weeks, June 2-June 13)
- Environmental Writing and Writers (2 weeks, July 14-July 25)
- Introduction to Prairie Ecology (2 weeks, June 16-June 27)
- Pollination Ecology (2 weeks, July 14-July 25)
- Epidemiology as Ecology (2 weeks, July 14-July 25)

Michael J. Lannoo, Ph. D
Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Rm 135 Holmstedt Hall - ISU
Terre Haute, IN 47809
http://lannoolab.com
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Great Basin Courses
Biol 408 (6 credits)
Ecological Methods
This research methods course supports and integrates with the Research in Reptile Ecology course.

Biol 409 (6 credits)
Research in Reptile Ecology
Primary subject species: Gambelia wislizenii, Aspidoscelis tigris, Phrynosoma platyrhinos, Crotaphytus bicinctores, Sceloporus occidentalis; secondary species: Sceloporus graciosus and Uta stansburiana.

For more information, email Roger.Anderson@wwu.edu and go to:
http://fire.biol.wwu.edu/anderson/index.html or http://myweb.facstaff.wwu.edu/rogera/

Where: Western Washington University and the Oregon Great Basin Desert
When: 17 June 2014 to 31 July 2014, including 3.5 weeks in the Great Basin Desert
Course Instructor: Roger A. Anderson, Biology Department, WWU
Targeted Students: Upper-division Biology, Wildlife, &amp;amp; Environmental Science majors
Prerequisites: Permission from course instructor or upper-level course in Ecology

Course Descriptions:
Biol 408, Ecological Methods: 6 credits (A-F grading). Field research; comparative investigations and application of alternative methods and state-of-the-art instrumentation for measuring an array of ecologically-relevant parameters, including spatiotemporal variation in microclimate, vegetation, and terrestrial invertebrate abundance and diversity. Field work will be in three meso-habitats (may include burned v. unburned sites) performed in 4-6 person teams, and will produce publication-quality data. Biol 408 must be taken concurrent with Research in Reptile Ecology. June 17 to July 31, 2014.

Biol 409, Research in Reptile Ecology: 6 credits (A-F grading). Field research on the behavioral ecology (especially predator-prey interactions) and physiological ecology and conservation ecology of reptiles, conducted in 4-6 person teams, producing publication-quality data. Observational-comparative and experimental methods will be learned, and the research results will be analyzed and interpreted integratively with data collected from Ecological Methods. Field research by the entire class as a team also will focus on developing knowledge and understanding of the population ecology of reptiles. Biol 409 must be concurrent with Ecological Methods. June 17 to July 31, 2014.

Course Costs:
Inclusive costs for both courses (excluding cost of WWU roundtrip &amp;amp; food before &amp;amp; after field trip) is about $3900. Costs include summer session tuition ($227-243 per credit) and $200 in university fees and combined special course fees of $800. These field research courses are self-supporting, that is, the special course fees pay for much of the food, travel, expendable field supplies for camping and research, whereas tuition costs are applied also to purchase of field research equipment and instrumentation.
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MI Grants Available
The Michigan Society of Herpetologists Conservation Grants are now available and we are accepting applications. We have two grants available each in the amount of $500 and go towards research in Michigan.

Our General Conservation Fund Grant can cover any project including a Massasauga Project. Our Massasauga Conservation Fund Grant can cover only Massasauga projects.

Applications are due by March 31st and will be awarded by May 3rd.

Visit the Grants webpage at http://michherp.org/MSHconserve.html for more details. And thank you for helping us conserve Michigan Reptiles and Amphibians. Feel free to forward this to whomever you think may be of interest.

Eric Tobin
President
Michigan Society of Herpetologists
www.michherp.org
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Coastal Herpetology
Coastal Herpetology is once again being offered through the University of Southern Mississippi. This summer short course will be held from May 12- 23, 2014 at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in beautiful Ocean Springs, MS. Topics include the identification, life history, and ecology of amphibians and reptiles of the Coastal Plain. This course will provide students with an introduction to field herpetology through lectures, discussions, a class project, and many field excursions. College credit is available.

For more information, visit us at http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/summer_field/index.php or contact the instructor, Dr. Matthew Chatfield, at mattchat@tulane.edu.
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Field Assistant
Position: Herpetological Field Assistant – located at the Carlyle, IL field station
Employer: Illinois Natural History Survey, a Division of the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Job Classification: Hourly Assistant – 40 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION
Herpetological Field Assistant needed for an ecological study of riverine turtles in Illinois. Duties will include conducting trapping surveys for turtles, using radio telemetry to track turtle movements, collecting habitat and environmental data, maintaining field equipment, entering data, and possibly assisting in the preparation of reports. The position will involve extensive field work under a variety of environmental conditions (hot, cold, rain, etc.). The ideal applicant will be able to follow instructions with attention to detail, have a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude. Housing at the field site will be provided.

QUALIFICATIONS
1) Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Zoology, Natural Resources, or related field, 2) Valid driver's license, 3) Ability to swim and high comfort level working in and around strong water currents, 4) Willing to work long hours and some weekends, 5) Demonstrate a strong interest in herpetological research. Preferred Experience: 1) Capturing, identifying, marking, and measuring turtles, 2) Using radio telemetry equipment, 3) Collecting and recording data in the field, 4) Knowledge of boat operation and safety, 5) Data entry and management.

Salary: $9 to $11 / hour dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Available: On or about March 24, 2014 through October 2014

Application: For full consideration, applications should be received by 2/28/14. Electronic applications required. To apply, please email cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume’, 3 professional references, and unofficial transcripts to: hroffice@inhs.illinois.edu - (Reference “Dreslik Herp Asst.” in subject line). For HR questions, please contact Erica Hanson, HR Associate, at elhanson@illinois.edu. For technical questions to Jason Ross (rossjp15@illinois.edu) or Dr. Michael Dreslik (dreslik@illinois.edu)
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Research Fellowships
The University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) in the southern Appalachians is excited to offer a limited number of fellowships to support station and residency costs for researchers to explore new projects or collect preliminary data. This is a rare opportunity to make an extended stay of up to 2 months at one of North America’s premier field stations at no cost to the researcher. Preference will be given to individuals and projects with the potential to develop into long-term research activities at the Station. We especially encourage applications from individuals in the postdoctoral or early faculty phases of their careers, but will not exclude other individuals from consideration.

For more information about the fellowship program, research opportunities or Mountain Lake Biological Station (mlbs.org), please contact the Director – Butch Brodie (bbrodie@virginia.edu).

Interested individuals should submit a single pdf file including CV and a 2-3 pp proposal outlining the proposed research to MLBS@virginia.edu. Review of proposals will begin March 1, 2014.
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Curator of the Naturalist Center
JOB CLASS TITLE: Natural Science Curator II
POSITION NUMBER: 60035044
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Environment &amp; Natural Resource
DIVISION/SECTION: NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Education
SALARY RANGE: $35,761.00 - $57,006.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $35,761 - $40,000
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 68
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Wake County
OPENING DATE: 01/06/14
CLOSING DATE: 01/31/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Division Information:
This position is serves the Education section in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences which is part of DENR. The Education Section serves as a source of accurate information and inspiration about natural sciences. The audiences served include: the general public, teachers and school administrators, informal science educators and students. We focus on the citizens of North Carolina but welcome all visitors. We reach our audiences through programs and services that provide accurate information and will enhance their appreciation and understanding of natural history, conservation, and the environment.

Description of Work:
The primary purpose of this position is to assist in maintaining, cataloging, enhancing and interpreting the collections in the Museum’s Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center is a gallery that provides visitors access to an extensive collection of specimens for individual or class research or for general interest. Collections include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, plants, fossils, rocks, minerals and more. Reference books, computers, CD-ROMs, microscopes and other lab equipment are available. This position requires a broad knowledge of the natural history of the southeastern United States along with the skills involved in the preparation and curatorial work of a collection of natural history specimens from that region. Work includes preparing and repairing a wide range of animal, plant and insect specimens. This person will interact with the public on a daily basis, both face to face and online to give them information and answer questions about natural history topics. Position also requires frequent collaboration with other educators, curators, researchers and museum staff. Additional work includes assisting with the development of workshops, programs and special events for the room to enhance visitor and student experiences. This position’s schedule includes working two Saturdays per month and occasional evenings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit**

A successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Experience in identification of specimens from various fields of natural sciences
Experience with the collection, preparation, inventory and management of a collection of natural science specimens
Knowledge to interpret natural history objects effectively for the general public both onsite and online
Ability to write informative, educational and promotional materials for any level of understanding ranging from grade school to professional journals or grant proposals.
Knowledge of educational concepts and experience in developing and performing effective educational programs for all ages
Experience interacting with groups of visitors in a public or private setting
Experience supervising staff or volunteers
Knowledge of standard computer software such as MS Office required

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in zoology, botany, geology, or other science curriculum related to the area of work assigned and three years of curatorial and teaching experience in a natural history museum, including some supervisory and managerial experience; or three years as a science teacher if filling an educational position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred: Familiarity with database management and avenues for social media preferred.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application.

Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information, please contact: Laura Oakley (919) 707-9809 or laura.oakley@naturalsciences.org
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Curator of the Naturalist Center
JOB CLASS TITLE: Natural Science Curator II
POSITION NUMBER: 60035044
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Environment &amp; Natural Resource
DIVISION/SECTION: NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Education
SALARY RANGE: $35,761.00 - $57,006.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $35,761 - $40,000
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 68
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Wake County
OPENING DATE: 01/06/14
CLOSING DATE: 01/31/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Division Information:
This position is serves the Education section in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences which is part of DENR. The Education Section serves as a source of accurate information and inspiration about natural sciences. The audiences served include: the general public, teachers and school administrators, informal science educators and students. We focus on the citizens of North Carolina but welcome all visitors. We reach our audiences through programs and services that provide accurate information and will enhance their appreciation and understanding of natural history, conservation, and the environment.

Description of Work:
The primary purpose of this position is to assist in maintaining, cataloging, enhancing and interpreting the collections in the Museum’s Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center is a gallery that provides visitors access to an extensive collection of specimens for individual or class research or for general interest. Collections include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, plants, fossils, rocks, minerals and more. Reference books, computers, CD-ROMs, microscopes and other lab equipment are available. This position requires a broad knowledge of the natural history of the southeastern United States along with the skills involved in the preparation and curatorial work of a collection of natural history specimens from that region. Work includes preparing and repairing a wide range of animal, plant and insect specimens. This person will interact with the public on a daily basis, both face to face and online to give them information and answer questions about natural history topics. Position also requires frequent collaboration with other educators, curators, researchers and museum staff. Additional work includes assisting with the development of workshops, programs and special events for the room to enhance visitor and student experiences. This position’s schedule includes working two Saturdays per month and occasional evenings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit**

A successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Experience in identification of specimens from various fields of natural sciences
Experience with the collection, preparation, inventory and management of a collection of natural science specimens
Knowledge to interpret natural history objects effectively for the general public both onsite and online
Ability to write informative, educational and promotional materials for any level of understanding ranging from grade school to professional journals or grant proposals.
Knowledge of educational concepts and experience in developing and performing effective educational programs for all ages
Experience interacting with groups of visitors in a public or private setting
Experience supervising staff or volunteers
Knowledge of standard computer software such as MS Office required

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in zoology, botany, geology, or other science curriculum related to the area of work assigned and three years of curatorial and teaching experience in a natural history museum, including some supervisory and managerial experience; or three years as a science teacher if filling an educational position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred: Familiarity with database management and avenues for social media preferred.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application.

Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information, please contact: Laura Oakley (919) 707-9809 or laura.oakley@naturalsciences.org
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Herp Monitoring Job
Overview
The Biological Monitoring Program seeks a Field Biologist to conduct biological surveys throughout western Riverside County. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience surveying for herpetofauna and/or small mammals. Survey projects, including pre-survey assessments, occur year round; we typically conduct 14-16 survey projects per year with the most intensive sampling period from approximately March through October. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in surveys for other taxa as needed (e.g., birds, fish/stream, rare plants/plant communities).

The Biological Monitoring Program is responsible for monitoring 146 Covered Species and associated habitats as outlined in the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) for Western Riverside County. We are mandated to provide the Regional Conservation Authority (RCA; www.wrcrca.org), which oversees implementation of the MSHCP, with information about the effectiveness of conservation efforts as represented by these targets. The position is available through the Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA; www.sawatershed.org) with funding from the RCA. Visit the RCA web-site for links to the Plan and Monitoring Program documents, Covered Species, and reserves and reserve design.

Job Description
The Field Biologist is responsible for conducting biological surveys and activities associated with the Program’s overall monitoring efforts. Biologists prepare for surveys through self-paced study of a variety of reference materials and study guides that are available in the Program office and under guidance from Program Leads. All surveyors are required to pass project-specific species-identification quizzes and to demonstrate the ability to follow survey protocol before participating in surveys. In the field, the Field Biologist may work alone or as part of a crew, often in remote and rugged locations, under severe conditions (weather, poison oak, dense vegetation). The Biologist collects project-related information using paper and digital forms, and records incidental sightings of non-target Covered Species.

Office duties in support of field activities include: preparing for surveys by collecting required field equipment and survey location information; entering and checking data; maintaining field equipment; and wrapping up loose ends from surveys including identifying unknown species and communicating incidents of concern or interest to Program Leads.

The Biologist’s time will be split between field (~75%) and office (~25%) work associated with biological surveys.

Qualifications&
Bachelor of Science in life sciences (e.g., biology, conservation biology, natural resources, etc.) and at least one year of experience surveying for amphibians and reptiles, and/or mammals. &

Other Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Willingness and ability to participate in other taxonomic surveys (birds, fish, invertebrates, plants) is required. Experience with the ecology and species of Southern California strongly preferred. Must be able to conduct surveys in accordance with established protocols. Must be able to travel through rugged terrain and into remote locations. Surveys are conducted year-round so the incumbent must be able to work under conditions of intense summer heat (&gt;100° F) and moderate winter cold (&lt;50° F). Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and rarely overnight, depending on survey needs and season; weekend work is not required. Attention to detail and the ability to complete survey-related tasks on a daily basis are required. Ability to operate a vehicle in 4-wheel drive is required. Experience with Microsoft Office required; knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS, Google Earth and TOPO! desired and familiarity with databases is helpful. Ability to navigate to survey sites using a GPS unit is expected.

Other Requirements
Employment is contingent on passing a post-hire physical exam. Must complete training for, and be willing to use, Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Must have a valid California driver’s license.

Salary and Benefits
The position pays $16 per hour ($33,280 per year). Benefits include a $250 monthly stipend that can be applied to health, dental and vision insurance offered through SAWA, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Application Process
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible, with an anticipated start-date in early March 2014. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Adam Malisch
Monitoring Program Administrator
Western Riverside County MSHCP
Biological Monitoring Program
4500 Glenwood Drive, Bldg. C
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 320-2168
(951) 782-4847 (fax)
hiring@biomonitoringrca.org
Created:1/27/2014 11:04:32 AM
Last Modified:1/27/2014 11:04:32 AM
Austin Eurycea Job
The City of Austin, Texas, Watershed Protection Department is now hiring a full-time, permanent Environmental Scientist Senior position to work on endangered/threatened Eurycea salamander monitoring and conservation programs in the Austin area. Information about the job and the application form is available on the City of Austin website (https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/41402). Applications will be accepted through 02/02/2014.

This position will be responsible for supervision of federally endangered Barton Springs and Austin Blind salamander and federally threatened Jollyville Plateau Salamander population management activities including coordinating and conducting wild population surveys via snorkeling and scuba diving and surface drive survey methods, captive population management, managing habitat improvement capital projects, conducting life history and toxicological scientific research and providing emergency response to events that threaten wild populations.

chris.herrington@austintexas.gov
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National Park Service Opportunities
Job Title: Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job Announcement Number: YL1022740
SALARY RANGE: $13.41 to $16.73 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 to Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SERIES &amp;amp;amp; GRADE: GS-0404-04/06
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours

DUTY LOCATIONS: 5 vacancies in the following location(s):
Saint Mary, MT
West Glacier, MT
Devils Tower, WY

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:
The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill a few temporary Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) positions at Glacier National Park and Devils Tower National Monument. Appointments are limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Positions are expected to be filled approximately late April through mid-September, 2014. Work schedule will be 40 hours per week, usually 4-10 hour work days per week. There is no promotion potential; positions will be filled at either the GS-4, GS-5 or GS-6 grade levels only. Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Positions offer rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance.

SALARY INFO:
Glacier NP:
GS-4: $13.54 per hour
GS-5: $15.15 per hour
Devils Tower NM:
GS-6: $16.89 per hour
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Yosemite NP Herp Tech
One 2-person field crew will be hired to conduct visual encounter surveys throughout Yosemite NP, and occasionally in other parts of California.

Successful applicants will have:
- experience conducting field research with vertebrates, preferably amphibians
- strong outdoor skills that include hiking, backpacking, and camping in remote areas
- ability to work well with a field partner under challenging conditions
- experience with maps, PDAs, GPS, and orienteering

USGS will supply all research equipment (e.g., PDA, nets, camera), camping supplies (e.g., tent, sleeping bag, stove), and a government vehicle. Housing will not be provided. However, the park typically provides a campsite at one of the park campgrounds. Availability of a campsite will not be known until just before work begins.

The job will run from approximately June to early-September. For most of the season, the work schedule will be ten 8-hour days followed by four days off. On occasion, it will be necessary to work a standard five day week (Mon-Fri). Undergraduate students not graduating by May 2014 are rarely competitive for these positions.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and possess a valid driver's license. They must also be reliable, self-motivated, in good physical condition, able to work independently in sometimes remote locations, and able to maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes challenging field conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, and biting insects. The backpacking will be strenuous. Successful applicants should be prepared to carry heavy packs for long distances with considerable elevation gain.

To apply, send a resume or CV that provides sufficient detail to 1) evaluate your background and 2) contact key people. Include names and current phone numbers (not just email addresses) for all supervisors and at least three references. Applications with insufficient information, outdated contact information, or statements such as “references available by request” have a tendency to sink to the bottom of the stack. Also, please send your college transcripts (unofficial copy is sufficient).

You must note the dates worked (not just the months), and the average number of hours worked each week for every job. This is information is required so the personnel staff can determine whether you qualify for the position.

Salary is approximately $16.73 per hour (GG-06). A supplemental backcountry per diem is paid when you work in the backcountry.

Mail/email applications to Patrick Kleeman, USGS, Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes, CA 94956 or pkleeman@usgs.gov (415-464-5184).
Created:1/7/2014 10:10:14 AM
Last Modified:1/27/2014 10:43:19 AM
Great Plains Reptile Monitoring
Hiring two seasonal biologists and two technicians.

Project Description: Our research will compare several visual encounter survey methods for reptiles, and the ability of citizen scientists and volunteers to conduct standardized surveys for terrestrial reptiles. This 2014 effort is the 2nd year of our study to develop protocols for a large-scale monitoring program for reptiles.

Anticipated Start Date: crew leaders - mid-April; technicians - 19 May
Anticipated End Date: Somewhat flexible, but all positions should continue through mid-August. Two positions will end prior to the fall semester, but we expect to keep at least two positions on through mid-to-late-September.

Position Description: Crew Leaders and technicians will conduct surveys for terrestrial reptiles at randomly selected sites and sites of known historic occurrence. Surveys will take place primarily in the plains and canyons of eastern Colorado and western Texas, with additional short trips into other Great Plains states likely. Surveys require work on both public and private lands, and will be conducted primarily during the day - but some night time (vehicle-based) survey efforts will also occur. We will only be attempting to capture a few select species (pending permits and following approved ACUC: Phrynosoma cornutum, P. hernandesi, P. modestum, Aspidoscelis neotesselata, A. tesselata, and Terrapene ornata) - all other reptiles observed will be documented but not captured. The field crews may be responsible for communicating with private landowners, volunteers, and professional biologists - good oral/written communication skills are required. Successful applicants must demonstrate their ability to follow detailed instructions/protocols. Preference will be given to those demonstrating attention to detail/data quality and interest in research rat her than prior experience 'herping' the ideal candidate will have all of these attributes.

Requirements. Please only apply if you fit the following:
- Ability to follow detailed research protocols and verbal instruction in the field. Being detail-oriented is an absolute requirement for these positions.
- Ability to identify terrestrial reptiles native to the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Or prior experience that demonstrates your ability to quickly learn wildlife I D.
- Ability to work on a team and independently; willingness to train volunteer observers.
- Willingness to work (often on foot) in extreme weather conditions, including tent camping.
- Must be willing and physically able to hike up to 15 miles a day (3-9 miles is more typical), occasionally over rough terrain (e.g., canyons).
- Valid Driver's License and ability/willingness to drive or sit in a vehicle for many hours at a time.
- Legible hand writing and attention to recording detailed field data/notes. Good oral/written communication skills.
- You must not have an uncontrollable fear of snakes - although a healthy respect is encouraged.
- Must be able/willing work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, late evenings, occasional weekends, and occasionally up to ~several weeks at a time.
- Crew Leaders/Biologists: B.S. in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or related discipline. Crew leaders should be comfortable with data entry in MS Excel/ Access, Garmin MapSource, or be willing to learn.
- Technicians: Working towards B.S. in degrees above (or) &amp;gt;5 years of 'field herping' experience.

Preferred Experience. Note your experience with any of the following in addition to the requirements above:
- Use of handheld GPS units (especially Garmin)/managing waypoint and tracklog upload/download.
- Capturing lizards with a noose and collecting biological samples from wildlife.
- Prior work on private lands in the Great Plains ecoregion/western U.S.
- Good 'field herping' skills.
- Ability to ID potential avian and mammalian predators of reptiles in the Great Plains, and their sign.
- Photography of wildlife using a digital camera.

Location: Based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Posit ion will require t ravel much of the season, with field work throughout the eastern plains of Colorado, western Texas, and likely other Great Plains states. We cannot pay for transportation to Fort Collins.

Lodging: Lodging on days off will be on your own, based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Those applying from out of state must be willing to find their own lodging for days off - we may be able to direct you to options, but this is ultimately up to you. While conducting field work, we will camp (tent or vehicle) or stay in bunkhouses when possible - rarely staying in hotels (we will cover expenses on those occasions).

Anticipated Salary:
~$1,750/mo. for Seasonal Biologists, depending on experience.
~$1,650/mo. for Field Technicians, depending on experience.

To Apply: You must submit the following materials in a single .pdf document:
- Brief (1- 2 page) letter of interest
- C.V. (preferred) or Resume
- 2 professional references (with phone number and e-mail).

In your letter of interest please note your experience with the requirements/preferences listed above, and your availability to work for the dates above. Due to the expected large number of applications, we are unable to consider applications that do not adhere to the application instructions. Application materials should be sent to:
Danny Martin
danny.martin@colostate.edu
(Please use Subject: "Seasonal Field Application")
*Please note on your application if you are interested in volunteering if you are not selected for a paid position.
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KU Collection Manager
The Biodiversity Institute of the University of Kansas seeks a full-time, academic staff collection manager in the Division of Herpetology. A Master's degree or Ph.D. in Zoology, Biology or related field or bachelor’s degree plus 5 years experience, working knowledge of the taxonomy and identification ofamphibians and reptiles, demonstrable knowledge of care and management of natural history collections, and familiarity with biodiversity informatics required.

A complete application will include a letter of application addressing qualifications, CV, statement of collection management philosophy, names and contact information for three references, and representative publications (optional).

A complete position description may be obtained by contacting:
Dr. Rafe Brown, rafe@ku.edu
(785-864-3403).

To apply go to http://employment.ku.edu, select "Search Faculty Jobs" and search keyword "Herpetology."
Review of applications begins 15 January 2014. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world.
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Bronx Zoo Collections Manager
Job Type: New York City Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Date: 11-22-13

Job Description:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking an exceptional candidate for the Collections Manager position in the Bronx Zoo's Herpetology Department. The successful candidate must have a very strong background in providing care to reptiles and amphibians, and be comfortable working with large intractable animals (e.g., pythons and crocodilians) and venomous reptiles. The candidate should also be capable of managing a diverse collection and leading a staff of keepers, interns and volunteers. The Collections Manager will work very closely with the Curator of Herpetology and be responsible for upholding and maintaining the WCS tradition of excellence in animal care and husbandry, exhibitry, and guest experience; interfacing with appropriate WCS departments and divisions as required; and participating in AZA conservation programs. This individual also will be responsible for promoting the mission of WCS and assisting the Curator with all aspects of the daily operation of Herpetology Department.
The successful candidate will assist the Curator in linking the Herpetology Department's reptile and amphibian collection with the WCS integrated collection plan, and be responsible for animal record keeping, collection census, and preparation and submission of reports. The Collections Manager will also assist the Curator in the initiating, administering, and reviewing all protocols for animal care and keeper safety, including conducting and reviewing animal emergency and safety drills and overseeing and supervising the various needs of the animal collection. This person will also work closely with staff in various Bronx Zoo and WCS departments and divisions to facilitate the operation of the Herpetolology Department, and serve as a standing member of the WCS Animal Management Committee and other internal and external committees as appropriate.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for the supervision, care, and maintenance of the zoo's collection of reptiles and amphibians.
2. Assist the curator with animal acquisitions and deaccessions, input into the WCS integrated Collection Plan, animal record keeping, collection census, and preparation and submission of reports.
3. Oversee the overall operation and daily responsibilities in the Herpetology Department, including the immediate supervision of the activities of the keeper staff, interns and volunteers and the areas they occupy.
4. Oversee and supervise the various needs of the animal collection: initiate food orders, purchase orders, work orders, evaluate equipment needs, order equipment and other operational supplies, and authorize payment under the direction of the Curator.
5. Assist the Curator in the initiation, administration, and review of protocols for animal care and keeper safety, including conducting and reviewing all emergency and safety drills.
6. Assist the Curator in coordinating staff training and continuing education opportunities.
7. Communicate with the Veterinary Department to ensure optimal health care for the reptile and amphibian collections; assists Veterinarians with medical procedures, examinations and treatments as necessary.
8. Assign the duties of the keepers, interns and volunteers, as well as maintain time sheets, record employee hours, schedule time off, and initiate disciplinary action when required.
9. Under the direction of the General Curator, manage the operations of the department in the absence of the Herpetology Curator.
10. Oversee the handling, transport and/or preparation of reptiles and amphibians for shipment between facilities and to/from airports.
11. Supervise the maintenance and construction of exhibits or support services.
12. Prepare and submit reports and animal censuses.
13. Assume and perform similar duties at regular and irregular hours as required.
14. Represent the Department and/or WCS at professional meetings, conferences or in the media as requested by the Curator.
15. Conduct or assist in current or future research and/or breeding programs for the Herpetology Department and other collaborative programs within WCS. Represent this work through presentations at meetings and annual conferences.
16. Enforce WCS' visitors' rules and regulations.
17. Perform related tasks and duties as required.
18. Contribute to, enlarge, and uphold WCS' policies toward the Equal Employment.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
' Must possess a degree in zoological or biological sciences or the equivalent of five years in caring for reptiles and amphibians in a zoological park or related institution. Must have a demonstrated interest and expertise in the management of a diverse selection of species.
' Possess leadership abilities and have a proven ability to manage and motivate staff, with at least two years of supervisory experience.
' Must have proficiency with computers, animal management programs, and good communications skills.
' Must have a valid, current driver's license.
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Director of Pentacrest Museums
The University of Iowa (UI), seeks a dynamic and energetic leader to serve as director of the Pentacrest Museums to provide vision, leadership, and oversight of the Museums’ curatorial, educational, and public engagement functions.

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums are the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History. Serving as Iowa’s first state capitol from 1846 to 1857, the Old Capitol represents the pioneering spirit of Iowa and takes visitors back in time as they step into the beautifully restored building featuring a mix of new gallery spaces and period decorated rooms. The Old Capitol Museum serves as a center of cultural and civic discourse for the State of Iowa.

The Museum of Natural History, the second oldest museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River, has been Iowa’s gateway to the global environment for over 150 years. Its mission is to inspire in visitors of all ages understanding and a sense of wonder, discovery, respect and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds, through exhibits, educational programs and collections, as well as through linkages with UI research and activities.

The director’s priorities will be to:
- Develop, implement, evaluate and direct the Pentacrest Museums strategic vision
- Increase public engagement with the two museums and Mobile Museum.
- Direct the fiscal and administrative operations of the museums including creating and monitoring budget, strategic planning, and hiring of personnel.
- Oversee renovations and capital improvements to the Pentacrest Museums.
- Maintain legal compliance (federal, state and international).
- Oversee development of temporary and long-term exhibitions for both museums, as well as a mobile museum.
- Liaise with faculty, faculty advisory boards, and administration to create interdisciplinary relations on campus.
- Maintain donor relations, obtain grants and coordinate fundraising efforts with UI Foundation.
- Direct public relations and marketing activities for the Pentacrest Museums.
- Promote research and educational activities related to the collections of the Pentacrest Museums.

Required qualifications include:
- Advanced degree in relevant academic discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 5-7 years of museum leadership experience.
- Superb strategic planning, writing and editing skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment.
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills, ability to promote the museums at the university and to engage Iowans statewide.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while achieving a high degree of accuracy.
- Successful experience in significant fundraising.

Desired qualifications include:
- Terminal degree in relevant academic discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the evolving role of technology in all aspects of museum practice and promotion.
- Proven ability to develop a strategic plan to achieve organizational goals.
- Strong management, mentoring and team-building skills.
- Demonstrated experience in collections advocacy and understanding of collections management.

For additional information about the position and to apply access http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (reference requisition #63644).
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HL SW Herp Graduate Grant
The Herpetologists’ League is pleased to announce a competitive grant for graduate student research. This award is named in honor of Lawrence L. C. Jones and Robert E. Lovich, editors of the 2009 book “Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide.” All proceeds from the book are donated to the Herpetologists’ League in support of this grant.

Overview
1. An award ($1000) will be presented to one winner who is studying the amphibians or reptiles of the North American Southwest, including the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. This research can focus on any aspect of amphibian or reptile biology, including behavior, conservation, ecology, physiology, or morphology and systematics.
2. See the HL web site for application form, complete rules and details, along with the cover page at: http://www.herpetologistsleague.org/en/gradres.php
3. Entries must be received by 1700 h PST on Friday, 10 January 2014.
4. Send complete application (cover page, proposal, budget, CV,) as a single PDF electronically to: Carol Spencer (atrox@berkeley.edu). Please put “Jones-Lovich Research Grant” in the subject line.
5. One letter of support should be sent, preferably by e-mail, directly from the supporter to Carol Spencer (atrox@berkeley.edu) (Usually this is the student’s main advisor).
6. Proposals will be reviewed by 3-4 professional scientists from the Jones-Lovich Grant Committee, and written feedback will be provided to the students by May 2014.
7. Funding will be dispersed in May 2014 and winners announced at the 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists &amp;amp;amp; Herpetologists.

Rules
1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of The Herpetologists’ League.
2. Both M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students are eligible. The applicant must be registered and in good standing in a degree-granting program.
3. One proposal is allowed per applicant per year (and previous winners may not reapply).
4. The project must be original work that is authored and conducted by the applicant.
5. Projects that are already fully supported by other sources are not eligible.
6. The research must involve amphibians or reptiles that occur in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The animals’ distribution must include at least one of the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Chihuahua, Sonora, Sinaloa, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Durango, Nuevo Leon, or San Luis Potosi.

Preparation Guidelines (see HL website for any updates to these guidelines)
1. Word limit: 1200 words, not including citations, budget, cover page or CV.
2. One-inch margins, with double-spaced, 12-pt font.
3. Include the cover page provided at the HL website.
4. Include a detailed budget for how the money will be used, as well as sources and amounts of current and pending support.
5. Include a two-page CV that includes applicant’s telephone number, and e-mail and mailing addresses.
6. Arrange in advance for one letter of support to be sent separately by the supporter to Carol Spencer (atrox@berkeley.edu).
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Costa Rica Field Course
Location:
Biological Field Station El Zota, Tapezco, Costa Rica

Agency:
TREE Field Studies: Tropical Research in Ecology &amp;amp; Ethology

Websites:
http://www.bios.niu.edu/study_abroad/costa_rica.shtml
http://treefieldstudies.wordpress.com/courses-2/tropical-herpetology-in-costa-rica/

Description:
Tropical Herpetology is a field course designed to introduce undergraduate/graduate students to the study of reptiles and amphibians, with emphasis on species identification, field techniques, population ecology, and conservation biology. As representative tropical herpetofauna, Costa Rican species will be examined in detail, but many of the concepts discussed are broadly applicable.

Qualifications:
This intermediate course assumes some familiarity with scientific methods, general ecological principles, and vertebrate zoology, and is intended to complement a semester-long course in herpetology or population biology. No prerequisites.

Course Cost: $2000 USD (cost does not cover airfare).

Dates: 27 Dec 2013 – 12 January 2014

Application deadline: 30 November 2013

Contact person:
Eric Hileman, Northern Illinois University
E-mail: ehileman1@niu.edu
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Smithsonian Research Fellowships
Research fellowships in Vertebrate Zoology are available through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, which provides funding for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and senior investigators to conduct research in association with Smithsonian scientists. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply for the new multi-year Peter Buck Fellowships (http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/peter-buck-fellowship/). Fellows based at the National Museum of Natural History have access to a research staff of more than 100 scholars, world-class collections, and modern core facilities including molecular and stable isotope laboratories and SEM. All applicants should contact potential staff advisors* to determine the feasibility of the proposed research and tenure dates, as well as the availability of relevant collections and other resources. Potential staff advisors for herpetology and information about their work is available at the divisional web site (http://www.vertebrates.si.edu/herps/).

Proposal deadline is January 15, 2014. Fellowship durations range from three months to three years depending on fellowship category. The stipend for Predoctoral Fellows is $30,000 per year (twelve months) and for Postdoctoral and Senior Fellows is $45,000 per year (twelve months). A maximum research allowance of $4,000 per year is available. Ten-week Graduate Student Fellowships are also available with a stipend of $6,500. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. For more information and to apply online, visit the Program website (http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program/).

*Although the submission deadline is in mid January, potential applicants are advised to contact your potential advisor by early December to ensure adequate interaction with that advisor in the preparation of your fellowship application.
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Reptile Ecology Ph.D. studentships
Ph.D. studentships in Reptile Ecology at James Cook University

My research group has funding to support the research projects of several exceptional PhD students examining mechanisms driving reptile habitat use in northern Australia. Reptiles constitute a significant proportion of the biodiversity here, and understanding the factors influencing habitat use is critical to understanding and predicting anthropogenic effects on biodiversity, such as grazing, weeds, fire, forestry and climate change, (and interactions among these processes). A quantitative understanding of the mechanisms describing faunal responses to various effects on habitat is the basis of sound management and conservation, and these projects are intended to significantly improve our understanding of factors driving reptile habitat selection.

We have been active in studying the mechanisms driving habitat selection, and shelter-site selection in tropical reptiles for many years. We are examining overall patterns in responses of reptile communities to weeds and other sources of habitat change (grazing, fire), but, importantly, we experimentally delve into the mechanisms driving these responses in an attempt to understand the causes of effects. We have experimentally examined the influence of habitat temperature, vegetation structure, predation, and competition, alone and in combination, on habitat selection in reptiles.

Our group has collaborative links with other researchers worldwide, and our students have a range of opportunities available upon completion. Recent Ph.D. graduates in this field are presently academic staff or postdocs at Universities around Australia. In addition, graduates have obtained jobs related to management and preservation of biodiversity (IUCN, CI).

Projects will focus on these topics:
1. Determining the influence of experimentally controlled, but realistic levels of grazing pressure on habitat and reptile community structure, and their interactions.
2. Constructing complex network models of the relationships between grazing pressure and reptile biodiversity.
3. Determining the habitat requirements and effects of disturbance on golden-tailed geckos in central Queensland.

Students should be available to start in February 2014 and will be based at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. We will only accept students who obtain PhD scholarships, which cover living expenses (ca. AU$24,600K/year) and tuition. Scholarships are highly competitive, and are awarded to students with these minimum qualifications:
1. A first class Honours degree, or a Master''s degree with a research component. In exceptional cases they have been awarded to international students with Bachelor''s degrees, research experience, and high-quality first-authored publications.
2. Very good to excellent grade point average
3. Research experience, in the field or laboratory
4. Strong letters of recommendation
5. A first-authored peer-reviewed publication (this is particularly important for international students; applicants with publications are much more likely to obtain scholarships, but if you excel in other areas this is not a strict requirement)

The scholarship deadline for international applicants is 31 August 2013, and for domestic (Australian) applicants is 31 October 2013.

Please send a CV, one page cover letter detailing your experience and interests, contact details for 3 references, and unofficial transcripts to <mailto:lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au>lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au with "Reptile PhD" in the subject line. We will narrow down the pool of interested students and work with 2-3 individuals on their scholarship applications. TO BE CONSIDERD, APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 20 August 2013.

For general questions or enquiries, please contact
Lin Schwarzkopf
http://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/lin.schwarzkopf
Professor and Personal Chair,
School of Marine and Tropical Biology
James Cook University, Townsville QLD 4811 AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 7 4781 5467 Mob: 0417201256 Fax: +61 7 47251570
Email: lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au
www.jcu.edu.au/mtb
Location: DB28-225
JCU CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J </mailto:lin.schwarzkopf@jcu.edu.au>
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Research Zoologist, National Museum of Natural History
This position is located in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.  The purpose of this position is to perform scholarly and professional research and curation in a portion of the National Collection embracing vertebrate zoology (herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, and/or ornithology).  See Website below for full description.
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MO Herpetofauna technician
Job Description
A field technician is needed for an immediate vacancy on a project to monitor the effects of forest management on amphibians and reptiles in Missouri’s Ozark forests. Technicians will install trap arrays, maintain and check traps, identify and mark captured animals, enter data into databases, and conduct data quality assessments. Technician will also assist with a concurrent small mammal project. The employment period starts immediately and goes through 1 November 2013, with an anticipated ~7 week break from trapping during July and August, during which time technicians may take unpaid leave or assist with other research projects. The wage is anticipated to be $9.61/hr. Housing and work vehicles are provided.

Job Requirements
Applicants must have a B.S. in ecology, conservation biology, environmental science, natural resource management, fish and wildlife biology or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed college coursework in vertebrate biology, herpetology, and mammalogy, and have field experience in amphibian, reptile and small mammal trapping. A valid driver’s license and safe driving experience is necessary, and all applicants must pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a 1-2 page resume, unofficial college transcripts, and contact information for former supervisors and references to Alex Wolf at alex.wolf@mdc.mo.gov (preferred) or 2929 County Road 618, Ellington MO 63638. If applying by email, please use file names beginning with your last name, e.g., ‘LastName_resume.doc’ and please put 'herp tech application' in the subject line of emails. Applications will be reviewed as they’re received. If you have questions or inquiries please email.
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Wyoming Toad Field Tech
Background: The Wyoming toad (Anaxyrus baxteri) is a critically endangered species that is endemic to the Laramie Basin. The species was abundant in the 1950’s and 1960’s but began declining in the 1970’s until the last known individuals were brought into captivity in the 1990’s to establish a captive breeding program. Individuals from the captive breeding program have been reintroduced into the wild but breeding populations have not been reestablished.

Location: Position is based out of Laramie, Wyoming and the main field site is Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge located approximately 15 miles southwest of Laramie. Additional water quality survey sites are located throughout the Laramie Basin.

Description: One field technician is needed to assist with research on the factors limiting survival and reestablishment of the Wyoming toad. The technician will assist with building and installing mesh tadpole enclosures at the field site prior to tadpole arrival. Primary duties will include daily feeding and monitoring of Wyoming toad tadpoles and metamorphs held in field enclosures. Technician will also be responsible for assisting with photographing, staging (gosner stage), and measuring tadpoles and metamorphs as well as swabbing metamorphs for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) which causes chytrid fungus in amphibians. Additional duties include but are not limited to: data entry in Microsoft Access, insect sampling, plant identification, water quality monitoring, and analysis of water samples and skin swabs using PCR to detect Bd and E coli. Field technician will gain valuable experience using a variety of field methods while contributing to recovery of a critically endangered amphibian.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have the willingness and ability to work extremely long hours and be very flexible with their schedule as it is highly dependent on the needs of tadpoles and metamorphs. Applicant must also have the ability to endure harsh field conditions, pay extreme attention to detail, and meet high standards of animal care. Priority will be given to students currently enrolled in an ecology, wildlife biology, or rangeland management program with past field experience. However, more important is an interest in the research to be conducted, a strong work ethic, and the ability to assist with meticulous data collection for recovery of an endangered species. Qualified applicants will also have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Compensation: Field technician will be paid ~$360 per week (depending on experience) and provided with a field vehicle.

Duration: mid-May thru late-August (with the possibility to start earlier)

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, résumé, and contact information (name, email, and phone number) for three references to Julie Polasik at jpolasik@uwyo.edu. Application deadline is March 25, 2013. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted until a suitable candidate is found.
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NC Collection Database & GIS Manager
Job Class Title: Business And Technology Applications Analyst
Working Title: Database and GIS Manager
Department: Dept of Environment & Natural Resource
Division/Section: NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Research and Collections
Salary Range: $42,590.00 - $103,454.00 Annually
Recruitment Range: $42,590 - $44,720
Appointment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location: Wake County, North Carolina
Opening Date: Tue. 03/05/13
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 03/19/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is an anticipated vacancy.
This position is primarily responsible for developing, modifying, and maintaining customized database applications in support of the individualized needs of the Research and Collections units and staff. This person must be fluent with the program Microsoft Access and the programming language Visual Basic, and with the mapping program ARCGIS. In addition, this employee will serve as the source person for the development, implementation, maintenance, and management of global positioning (GPS) and geographic information (GIS) systems technology within the Research and Collections Section of the Museum.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
(1) Must have training and experience using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) units and be comfortable training others in their use
(2) Demonstrated ability to keep current on computer technology as it relates to natural science collections and/or curatorial needs
(3) Working knowledge of the specific needs of natural science museums and/or collections
(4) Proficieny with Microsoft Office Suite (with particular strength in Access)
(5) Experience using Visual Basics for Application (VBA)
(6) Proficieny with ARC GIS mapping program

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with nine semester hours in programming and one year of experience in business application consulting or development. Experience in the field of work related to the position's role may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred: Experience with Microsoft SQL Server; PHP; ASP; Zend Framework; Drupal; Ruby; Python; and/or other similar languages or frameworks.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
To apply for this position, please click on the link to apply. All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application.

For additional information, please contact: Laura Oakley
919-707-9809
Laura.oakley@naturalsciences.org
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Herp Postdoc: TAMU
The Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections at Texas A&amp;M University in conjunction with the East Wildlife Foundation are soliciting applications for a 3-year position with a focus on collection-based biodiversity research. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will coordinate a long-term project focused on documenting the biodiversity of the East Wildlife Foundation properties in the South Texas sand sheet region, with a focus on bird, herp, and mammal fauna. A strong applicant should have experience collecting and preparing terrestrial vertebrates and familiarity with GIS. The Research Associate is expected to spend extensive field time in relatively remote areas, on specimen curation, and in working with and training graduate and undergraduate students.

This is a full time position and a portion of the Research Associates’ time can be spent pursuing individual research interests. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and provide contact information for at least 2 references to gvoelker@tamu.edu. Applications accepted until 1 April, or until the position is filled.

Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. by the start date of the position (expected May 1, 2013) and within the last 5 years. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in more than one vertebrate group.

Contact Person: Dr. Gary Voelker, Associate Professor and Curator of Birds; Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&amp;M University.
Contact Phone: (979) 845-5288
Contact Email: gvoelker@tamu.edu
Created:3/11/2013 9:32:49 AM
Last Modified:11/19/2013 9:27:21 AM
Great Plains Monitoring
Reptile Monitoring Project – Field Technician
Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

*We anticipate confirmation of funding for 1 to 2 positions in the coming weeks, but if interested please submit an application now! We are accepting applications until the position is filled (no applications will be accepted after 1 April).

*If you are interested in serving as a volunteer observer, please consider doing so regardless of your previous experience. Commitment for volunteers is quite flexible, but we ask that you be willing to go through a brief training, provide survey data in a timely manner, and that you are available to conduct surveys for a minimum of 2 days during the field season. We are unable to reimburse volunteers for expenses, but we expect to have survey sites available for volunteers in mixed and short-grass prairies of CO, ND, KS, TX, WY, SD, NE, OK, and NM over the coming 2–3 years. Please note on your application if you are interested in volunteering if you are not selected for the paid position.
Those only interested in volunteering do not need to submit application materials – please e-mail Danny Martin (danny.martin@colostate.edu) with “Volunteer” in the subject line.

Start Date (anticipated):
20 May 2013

End Date:
Dependent on funding – minimally through 30 June 2013, anticipated through 16 August (and possibly through mid-September).

Project Description:
Our research will compare several rapid-inventory Visual Encounter Survey methods for reptiles, and the ability of citizen scientists and volunteers to conduct standardized surveys for terrestrial reptiles. This 2013 effort is a pilot study to test protocols for a low-cost (volunteer-based) survey that could be used to monitor the status of terrestrial reptiles.

Position Description:
The field crew (Ph.D. student and field technician) will collect baseline survey data to which we will compare survey data collected by volunteers. Work will take place throughout the eastern plains and canyons of eastern Colorado (and possibly other state in the Great Plains region), and will require work on both public and private lands. Most surveys will be conducted during the day but there will be some night-time (vehicle-based) survey efforts. We will only be attempting to capture a few select species (pending permits) – all other reptiles observed will be documented but not handled. The field technician may be responsible for communicating with private landowners, volunteers, and professional biologists – so should have good oral/written communication skills.

Requirements:
- Ability to follow detailed research protocols and verbal instruction in the field.
- Ability to identify terrestrial reptiles native to eastern Colorado, or prior experience that demonstrates ability to quickly learn identification of wildlife.
- Ability to work on a team and independently; willingness to train volunteer observers.
- Willingness to work (often on foot) in extreme weather conditions.
- Valid Driver’s License and ability/willingness to drive or sit in a vehicle for long trips.
- Legible hand writing and good attention to detail.
- You must not have an uncontrollable fear of snakes.
- Must be available minimally for 20 May–30 June, preference for those available through August.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule (up to 10 days at a time).
- B.S. or working towards B.S. in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or related discipline.

Preferred Experience:
- Experience recording data for research, including use of quality assurance standards.
- Good oral/written communication skills.
- Previous experience using GPS units (especially Garmin hand-held units).
- Prior experience capturing lizards with a noose and collecting biological samples.
- Prior experience working on private lands in the Great Plains ecoregion.
- Good ‘field herping’ skills!

Location:
Position will require travel most of the summer, with field work throughout the eastern plains of Colorado and possibly other Great Plains states. Most of the work will be conducted on the road, with regular travel. We cannot pay for transportation to Fort Collins.

Lodging:
Lodging on days off will be on your own. While conducting field work, we will camp (tent or vehicle) or stay in bunkhouses when possible – rarely staying in hotels (we will cover expenses on those occasions).

Anticipated Pay:
Approximately $1,500 – 1,600/mo.

To Apply:
Please provide a brief (1 page) letter of interest, a C.V. or Resume, and 2 professional references (with phone number and e-mail if possible). *Please combine all application documents into a single PDF, in the order listed above – there are freeware available if you don’t already have this capability. In your letter of interest please note your experience with the requirements/preferences listed above, and your availability to work for the dates above. *Note that Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application materials should be sent to:
Danny Martin, danny.martin@colostate.edu
(e-mail preferred; please enter Subject: “Field Technician”)
or via mail to:
Danny Martin
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
1499 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499
Created:3/11/2013 9:17:56 AM
Last Modified:11/19/2013 9:40:29 AM
Herp Postdoc: CAS
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to Assistant Curator of Herpetology, the incumbent will pursue collaborative and independent research related to a NSF-sponsored project on African biodiversity and biogeography. This scholar will pursue research that addresses diverse questions, including related to phylogeography, historical biogeography, and morphological evolution. A focus will be placed on projects using comparative methods and diverse forms of data, including comparative morphology, molecular phylogenetics, and geographic distributions. The scholar will be involved in both collaborative and independent field research related to collecting specimens, tissue samples, and associated data for use in on-going research projects. This position will also provide opportunities for the scholar to communicate his/her research, and about Science in general, to a broad audience through participation in public-facing activities at the Academy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to perform standard laboratory methods related to data acquisition for both comparative morphological (e.g., dissections, measurements) and molecular phylogenetic (e.g., genomic DNA extractions, PCR, DNA sequencing) studies
Perform phylogenetic comparative studies using standard platforms (e.g., in Mesquite, python, and common R packages: e.g., ape, phytools, geiger)
Work independently, as well as collaboratively with Academy staff and PI
Perform independent and collaborative international field research related to specimen acquisition
Assist with specimen and tissue curation in the Academy''s herpetology collections, as needed
Work collaboratively with staff in both Herpetology and Center for Comparative Genomics
Be highly organized, creative, and goal-driven
Follows Academy safety regulations
Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience: Ph.D. related to evolutionary biology and with an interest in vertebrate diversity (including amphibians and reptiles) Experience conducting independent research using diverse forms of data, including from scientific research collections Prior experience with comparative morphology, molecular phylogenetics, comparative methods, and independent international field research Demonstrated record of scholarly productivity related to evolution, biogeography, systematics, and/or phenotypic diversity is highly preferred Word-processing, database, and spreadsheet experience required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Experience with standard protocols related to data acquisition in comparative morphology, molecular phylogenetics, and creation of scientific research collections Creative scientific thinking Critical thinking, initiative, organization and time management skills, excellent attention to detail, excellent oral, written, and graphic communication, flexible attitude, strong follow-through, and ability to perform repetitive tasks with precision are necessary. Skilled public speaker Proficiency in phylogenetic comparative methods, including using R and/or python Proficiency with both Apple and PC computer platforms An interest in science communication and interacting with the general public

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively while working with individuals and groups.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS &amp; WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Incumbent must be able to lift 50 pounds. Incumbent must be able to perform repetitive motions 50% of the time.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit your cover letter and resume online at http://calacademy.snaphire.com. Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.
Created:3/6/2013 2:20:23 PM
Last Modified:11/19/2013 9:41:02 AM
Great Plains Nature Center
Job Title: Division Supervisor - Naturalist
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 02/25/13 5:00 PM CST
Salary: $45,191.00 - $80,349.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street North, Wichita, Kansas

This is supervisory and professional work directing the WICHITAWILD program. This program involves preserving natural areas, providing nature education programs and activities, and maintaining the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.

Required Experience and Training:
Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in biology, botany or a related natural science, plus one year of experience as a naturalist or environmental educator, plus three years supervisory experience. Two or more years experience as a naturalist or environmental educator is preferred. An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.
Examples of Work Performed:
Develops, implements, and supervises wildlife information/education materials.
Coordinates the schedules and activities of specialized nature workers.
Coordinates planning, development and maintenance of habitat areas, nature trails, and new nature facilities.
Promotes, develops, and presents special programs and other activities at the various habitat areas and nature trails.
Oversees design and development of interpretive displays as needed.
Provides information on natural areas, wildlife, and nature.
Coordinates projects and programs with appropriate agencies and organizations.
Monitors natural history features in the local area.
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Field Herpetology of the Southwest
Course URL: http://research.amnh.org/swrs/herpetology-field-course
The SWRS is happy to offer the second annual herpetology workshop.
WHERE AND WHEN: Southwestern Research Station (SWRS), Portal, Arizona, 28 July to 6 August 2013.
INSTRUCTORS: The course will have several instructors that vary each year. In 2013, instructors include but are not limited to: Emily Taylor, Steve Mullin, Dawn Wilson, Carol Simon, and Justin Congdon
PARTICIPANTS: The course is designed for students, conservation biologists, and other individuals who have some background in biology at the college level. It will emphasize taxonomy, ecology, and field identification of reptiles and amphibians of southeastern Arizona and parts of southwestern New Mexico. The course will include lectures, field trips, and labs. Collection of specimens during the course will be confined to instructors; no private collecting permitted.

FEES Tuition for the 9 night COURSE is $1300 to be paid by all participants on being informed of their acceptance. Tuition covers course fees for the course and room and board at the SWRS. The fee is payable to SWRS by credit card, certified check, or money order. Transportation costs between home and Tucson (air) or SWRS (auto) are to be borne by all participants. As participants register we will obtain email addresses and send them out to all participants so that they can arrange carpooling to and from the station.

HOW TO APPLY The application form is available on the course web site:
http://research.amnh.org/swrs/herpetology-field-course

For logistics or information about the SWRS you can contact:
DAWN S. WILSON
SOUTHWESTERN RESEARCH STATION
P.O. BOX 16553
PORTAL, ARIZONA 85632
dwilson@amnh.org; 520-558-2396

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 14 May 2013
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Northern Great Basin
HERPETOLOGICAL FIELD RESEARCH COURSES IN THE NORTHERN GREAT BASIN

Biol 408 (6 credits)
Ecological Methods
This research methods course supports and integrates with the Research in Reptile Ecology course

Biol 409 (6 credits)
Research in Reptile Ecology
Primary subject species: Gambelia wislizenii, Aspidoscelis tigris, Phrynosoma platyrhinos, Crotaphytus bicinctores, Sceloporus occidentalis

For more information, email Roger.Anderson@wwu.edu and go to:
http://fire.biol.wwu.edu/anderson/index.html or
http://myweb.facstaff.wwu.edu/rogera/

Where: Western Washington University and the Oregon Great Basin Desert
When: 18 June 2013 to 1 August 2013, including 3.5 weeks in the Great Basin Desert
Course Instructor: Roger A. Anderson, Biology Department, WWU
Targeted Students: Upper-division Biology, Wildlife, &amp; Environmental Science majors
Prerequisites: Permission from course instructor or upper-level course in Ecology

Course Descriptions:
Biol 408, Ecological Methods: 6 credits (A-F grading). Field research; comparative investigations and application of alternative methods and state-of-the-art instrumentation for measuring an array of ecologically-relevant parameters, including spatiotemporal variation in microclimate, vegetation, and terrestrial invertebrate abundance and diversity. Field work will be in three meso-habitats (may include burned v. unburned sites) performed in 3-4 person teams, and will produce publication-quality data. Biol 408 must be taken concurrent with Research in Reptile Ecology. June 18 to Aug 1, 2013.

Biol 409, Research in Reptile Ecology: 6 credits (A-F grading). Field research on the behavioral ecology and physiological ecology and conservation ecology of reptiles, conducted in 3 or 4-person teams, producing publication-quality data. Observational-comparative and experimental methods will be learned, and the research results will be analyzed and interpreted integratively with data collected from Ecological Methods. Field research by the entire class as a team also will focus on developing knowledge and understanding of the population ecology of reptiles. Biol 409 must be concurrent with Ecological Methods. June 18 to Aug 1, 2013.

Course Costs:
Inclusive costs for both courses (excluding cost of WWU roundtrip &amp; food before &amp; after field trip) is about $3900. Costs include summer session tuition ($227-243 per credit) and $200 in university fees and combined special course fees of $800. These field research courses are self-supporting, that is, the special course fees pay for much of the food, travel, expendable field supplies for camping and research, whereas tuition costs are applied also to purchase of field research equipment and instrumentation.
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The Wetlands Institute Internship
The Coastal Conservation Research Program (CCRP) is the outgrowth of a research program initiated in 1989 at the Wetlands Institute on the Cape May Peninsula of southernmost New Jersey. Located on 6,000 acres of coastal salt marsh, the Wetlands Institute promotes research, education, and conservation through a variety of methods including classes, field research, and local community involvement. The CCRP is a partnership between the Wetlands Institute, and other public and private partners.

The CCRP focuses its research and conservation efforts on issues related to our close proximity to the dense human population of the northeastern United States. Over the past 20 years, nearly 200 college and university students from over 100 academic institutions throughout the United States and abroad have participated in our program. The CCRP now annually involves approximately 10 student researchers working closely with research scientists on a wide variety of projects.

Students applying for the CCRP research internship should be completing their sophomore, junior, or senior year at a college or university and be interested in biological research as a career. Recent college and university graduates may also apply for the CCRP internship.

All applicants must submit a complete application consisting of the following
1) an application form (which you can download below),
2) a résumé,
3) an official set of college transcripts,
4) a one- to two-page statement of career goals, and
5) one letter of recommendation, preferably from a college faculty member who knows the applicant well.
Application materials: http://wetlandsinstitute.org/research/ccrp/application-contact-info/
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Coastal Herpetologyr
Coastal Herpetology is once again being offered through the University of Southern Mississippi.
This summer short course will be held from May 13-24, 2013 at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in beautiful Ocean Springs, MS.

Topics covered include the identification, life history, and ecology of amphibians and reptiles of the northern Gulf Coast. This course will provide students with an introduction to field herpetology through lectures, discussions, a class project, and many field excursions. College credit is available.

For more information, visit us at www.usm.edu/gcrl or contact the instructor, Dr. Matthew Chatfield, at mattchat@tulane.edu.
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Frogging by Ear
Frogging by Ear Workshop
April 12-14, 2013
Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center

Come spend a fun weekend in the longleaf with herpetologists, Jimmy and Sierra Stiles, learning all about frogs in Alabama’s amphibian hotspot. This region supports one of the highest frog species diversities in the United States. Participants will learn how to recognize frogs by their call and by using field marks to identify frogs in hand. Nightly field trips will tour local frogging sites for hands-on practice. Learn how to choose the best sites for listening to frogs, no matter where you are. We will demonstrate how Google Earth and other map resources can be used to identify the best spots for exploring the sounds of the night. Local frogs will be used to illustrate techniques to target species by understanding their life history, habitat and survival needs. We will present some interesting new techniques used for long-term monitoring and research as well as discuss some low-cost methods for managing your land for maximum frog diversity. Participants will have opportunities to photograph local frog species as well as some other interesting local reptiles and amphibians.
The workshop will be based out of the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, http://sdfec.auburn.edu/
We will be able to explore over 90,000 acres of prime frog habitat!

Cost of the workshop includes all lodging, meals, and instruction
$235 for single occupancy in a room per person
$225 for double occupancy in a room per person

To register or for more information contact:
Jimmy and Sierra Stiles
334-881-0084
205-533-1407
jrstiles@earthlink.net

Space is limited so register early! Registration Deadline April 03, 2013
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Herp care/husbandry lab tech
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an immediate opening for a full-time Laboratory Technician in the Reptile Facility to perform animal care and husbandry on a variety of species of lizards and snakes.

Primary Duties include the following:
1. Providing routine animal care and husbandry including diet preparation, feeding and watering, cleaning animal rooms, mixing disinfectants, cleaning cages, changing bedding, handling animals, and health monitoring.
2. Assisting in developing and modifying animal care policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and practices which promote high quality, cost effective operation of the animal facility.
3. Interacting with faculty, staff, and other departments to provide high quality, responsive animal care services.
4. Working with efficiency and effectiveness in regards to assigned tasks.
5. Monitoring supply and equipment inventory to sustain day-to-day operations.
6. Maintaining accurate records including: room logs, health reports, animal census and other records as required.
7. Assisting in maintaining and breeding colonies to meet researcher needs.
8. Preparing for all regulatory inspections including, but not limited to, IACUC and AAALAC.
9. Identifying and reporting physical plant items or equipment in need of repair.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members. Prior experience with reptiles is preferred.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in any of the life sciences (e.g., animal science, biology, microbiology, zoology). In addition, the candidate will be required to become ALAT certified through AALAS. Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word are required. The candidate needs to be able to work under a variety of environmental conditions and to be capable of lifting at least 50lbs. Weekend and Holiday work will be required.

http://www.stowers.org/careers/openings 

Application Instructions:To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, (2) official transcripts, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

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Salamander behavior and disease ecology
SFSU graduate student (M.S.) positions in salamander behavior and disease ecology

Two graduate student (M.S.) positions are available, including two years of stipend and tuition remission, in the Department of Biology at San Francisco State University. These students will be co-advised by Andy Zink and Vance Vredenburg and work directly on a project investigating the relationships between communal nesting in Batrachoseps salamanders and the spread of fungal pathogens. Students will be expected to combine laboratory work (sampling museum specimens, quantitative PCR) with field work on salamander behavior and ecology throughout California. Interested students should email their CV, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores to Andy Zink at with SALAMANDER POSITION (M.S.) in the subject line of the email.
Andrew G. Zink
Assistant Professor of Biology
San Francisco State University
http://online.sfsu.edu/zink/
http://biology.sfsu.edu/people/andrew-zink
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Undergrad Research Opportunity
Research Experience for Undergraduates: Explore the world of biology research and develop your scientific skills.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the new Samford University (Birmingham, AL) REU program will offer hands-on, field- and laboratory-based research experiences to US undergraduates. In this 9-week residential experience, students will work one-on-one with experienced researchers in biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and geography to design, conduct, and present research related to the chemistry, genetics, and ecology of organisms, populations, and communities of Oak Mountain State Park, a large and diverse suburban park located in the southern Appalachians. 

Quick Facts:
Application Deadline: January 15, 2013
Program Timeline: May 30–August 1, 2013
• $500 per week stipend
• Travel, room, board and research expenses covered
• Approximately 12 students will be accepted into the program Reasons to Apply
• Explore the worlds of field and laboratory research
• Explore your career opportunities as a working scientist
• Work closely with expert scientists to develop your own project
• Develop your understanding of scientific ethics and social justice
• Spend the summer at Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama’s largest state park

Application Process:
All application materials should be submitted electronically to reu@samford.edu.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Students must be US citizens or Permanent Residents and have completed two years of undergraduate study by May, 2013, including one year of college-level biology. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at accredited institutions in the United States at the time the REU program is held.

Please submit:
• Application Form
• Transcripts
• Letters of Recommendation
• Personal Statement

For more information, go to www.samford.edu/reu or email reu@samford.edu.
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Eusuchian Employment
Florida
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
St. George Island, Florida
http://www.cnah.org
11 January 2012

CROCODILIAN TECHNICIAN NEEDED

The Wildlife Department at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is currently seeking full time field technicians for projects involving crocodilian population ecology. Field work includes spotlight surveys and capture efforts, as well as radio tracking and nesting surveys. Additionally, technicians will perform standard and opportunistic surveys for invasive herpetofauna by conducting visual encounter surveys, supplemented by auditory surveys and use of traps (box, refugia or camera) as appropriate.

Applicants must be able to work independently and in sometimes harsh environments, have at least a B.A./B.S. in ecology, biology, or related field, and willing to excel in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential, and ability to operate airboats and/or motorboats is a plus. Applicant should possess strong skills in the areas of technical writing, seamanship, all-terrain vehicle operation, GIS/GPS technology, and field experience is a must. The ability to maintain field equipment and vehicles (boats, airboats, trailers, etc.) is also beneficial.

Pay starts at $13 per hour. Position available immediately and open until filled.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to:

Joy Vinci
University of Florida
IFAS/FL-REC
3205 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33314

OR

crocdoc_jobs@hotmail.com

For more information about the program, please refer to the web site below.

http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu
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Sally Student Sought
Canada
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
St. George Island, Florida
http://www.cnah.org
11 January 2012

Graduate Student Opportunity
SALAMANDER RESEARCH
University of Alberta

A MSc position is available at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, with Dr. Cindy Paszkowski (University of Alberta, Biological Sciences) and Dr. Garry Scrimgeour (Parks Canada) to work on Long-toed Salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum) in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Alberta. This project will follow-up on research conducted in 2008-2009 that examined the effects of road mortality and fish predation on a population of salamanders in Linnet Lake. (Pagnucco et al. 2011. Ecoscience 18:70-28; Pagnucco et al. 2011. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6:277-286).

Applicant must be competitive for a Graduate Teaching Award in the Department of Biological Sciences. If interested, send an email describing your academic record and research experience to

cindy.paszkowski@ualberta.ca
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Lemmon Lab Looking
Tallahassee, Florida
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.cnah.org
10 October 2011

MORIARTY LEMMON LAB NOW ACCEPTING GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR FALL 2012

The Moriarty Lemmon Lab at Florida State University (Tallahassee) is now accepting applications for enthusiastic and motivated graduate students for Fall 2012 (preferably Ph.D. students). Partial funding for graduate research assistantships is available via our NSF-funded projects. Additional support will be provided through teaching assistantships in the department. Our lab is focused on studying the process of speciation, from the earliest stages of population divergence to the evolution of reproductive isolating mechanisms. Students with interests in evolutionary biology and herpetology are especially encouraged to apply. The Moriarty Lemmon Lab has a major focus on development of genomic approaches to studying speciation—currently much of our work involves developing new applications for next-generation sequencing. We integrate across a diverse set of fields including behavioral ecology, phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics, and ecology. Preferred applicants will already have training in molecular techniques.

Members of the lab are encouraged to develop herpetology-oriented study systems in North or South America, in addition to collaborating on current projects using Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris) as a model system. Florida State University Department of Biological Science has a diverse faculty in cell biology and molecular biology, as well as ecology and evolutionary biology. The core facilities in Biology and the College of Medicine offer state-of-the-art equipment for a variety of applications, including next-generation sequencing. Students have access to a large supercomputing facility through the Department of Scientific Computing. The Apalachicola National Forest, which is the largest national forest in Florida, borders Tallahassee on two sides and is literally in our backyard. This region harbors the highest herpetological diversity north of Mexico and is a center for much of fieldwork conducted in the lab.

Interested prospective students should first contact Dr. Lemmon directly at

chorusfrog@bio.fsu.edu

to discuss research interests, and then apply through normal Florida State University channels. For more information, please access the following websites:

http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-moriarty-lemmon.php

http://www.bio.fsu.edu/

http://www.bio.fsu.edu/chorusfrog/index.html
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Miss Herp Management
Oxford, Mississippi
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.cnah.org
19 October 2011

HERP GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN FOREST RESTORATION ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT

Graduate fellowships are available for students to pursue a Master of Science or PhD degree in the area of forest restoration ecology and management through the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi. Participating students would have several unique and exciting opportunities, including a summer internship with a successful forest restoration project in British Columbia, Canada; participation in collaborative research on forest restoration and fire ecology in northern Mississippi; coursework in forest restoration ecology, research methods, and professional development; and supported travel to meetings. Each student will choose to work with one or more faculty advisors (Drs. Steve Brewer, Jason Hoeksema, Colin Jackson, and Brice Noonan) specializing in particular forest ecological processes and organisms. We especially encourage applications from students interested in forest herpetofauna (Noonan), plant community responses to restoration (Brewer), and belowground processes and soil microorganisms (Jackson & Hoeksema), although all areas of interest will be considered. Collaborative research across more than one research topic is encouraged.

Students will receive stipend support, health insurance, and a waiver of graduate tuition through a United States Department of Agriculture graduate training fellowship. Fellowships are only available to U.S. citizens and nationals.

The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, Mississippi, a small college town in the forested uplands of northern Mississippi known for its outstanding educational and cultural opportunities.

Starting date for the fellowships is August 2012. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please access the website below or at

www.bnoonan.org

or contact Dr. Brice Noonan at

bnoonan@olemiss.edu

Applications for will be accepted until 1 February 2012 or until all positions are filled.

Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

www.olemiss.edu/depts/biology/usda
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Wisconsin Herp Work
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.cnah.org
1 December 2011

HERPETOLOGIST HIRE IN WISCONSIN

Title: Herpetologist
Job Number: 28011 (Classification: Faculty Appointment)
Agency: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Job Description: The Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in Herpetology (Assistant Professor), beginning August 2012. Teaching assignment includes courses in Herpetology, Evolution, Introductory Biology, and Senior Seminar. Research with undergraduates, department service, and student advising are expected. We seek applicants from under-represented groups.

Applications must include: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) statement of teaching philosophy, (3) statement of research interests, (4) three letters of recommendation, and (5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

All applications and supporting materials should be addressed to:

Dr. Christopher Yahnke
Chairperson, Biology Department
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481-3897
cyahnke@uwsp.edu (preferred)
(715) 346-2455

Qualifications: PhD with emphasis in appropriate area required for tenure. Teaching and research experience are required. Experience may include grants, publications, evidence of teaching excellence, and postdoctoral work.

Salary: Appointment at Assistant Professor

LAST DATE TO APPLY: 22 DECEMBER 2011

http://www.uwsp.edu
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Phenoscape PostDoc
South Dakota
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.cnah.org
7 December 2011

PHENOSCAPE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Vertebrate Morphology and Bioinformatics

We are seeking a scientist with training in comparative vertebrate anatomy to participate in the Phenoscape informatics initiative (https://phenoscape.org) to render morphological data computable and interoperable with genetic data. The successful candidate will: 1) lead data curation and ontology development for early living and extinct vertebrates (fishes) and amphibians as part of a team comprised of scientists and software developers, and 2) conduct large-scale, data driven evo-devo research on the store of phenotypic and genetic data in the knowledgebase (kb.phenoscape.org).

Job description
This position presents a unique opportunity to pursue bioinformatic research relating to broad questions concerning the evolution of morphology in relation to linked developmental and genetic data. The postdoc will use state of the art tools for evolutionary biology to curate morphological from the literature on early vertebrates (fishes) and living and extinct amphibians, annotating anatomical features using ontologies, to populate a database that will be integrated with the existing databases of phenotypic and genetic data from model vertebrates (ZFIN, zebrafish; Xenbase, Xenopus; MGI, mouse). Responsibilities center on contributing to a large and growing vertebrate phenotype knowledgebase (kb.phenoscape.org), including annotation of comparative fin/limb skeletal phenotypes and homologies from the scientific literature. The incumbent will work closely to coordinate efforts with the curators of fin-limb mutant phenotypes from the vertebrate model organism databases; participate in regular virtual meetings with a distributed project team; develop and document curation standards for comparative data and best practices for ensuring consistency across taxa; and collaborate with software developers in the design of curation workflow tools and interfaces, including tools for semi-automated extraction of comparative phenotype data from the literature. In addition, the incumbent will have ample opportunities to leverage the data in the knowledgebase, and associated tools for large-scale analysis of phenotype similarities, towards addressing his/her own research questions. The postdoc will supervise undergraduate workers in gathering/digitizing the literature and basic data entry; publish and give conference presentations on research results; and attend project meetings as required, including annual project team meetings.

Starting date
This two year postdoctoral position is available to be filled as early as January 2012.

Required qualifications
Ph.D. degree in biological sciences with expertise in comparative vertebrate anatomy and evolution
Ability to communicate well and work as part of a distributed research team
Excellent English language skills
Interest or experience in informatics methods

How to apply
The postdoctoral fellow will work with Paula Mabee (University of South Dakota) and David Blackburn (California Academy of Sciences). The position will be based in South Dakota, with opportunities to travel to other sites for this project including the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), the University of Chicago, and the California Academy of Sciences. Please contact Dr. Mabee (pmabee@usd.edu) with any questions about this position. Applications should be directed to Dr. Mabee and include a cover letter, CV, a brief statement detailing your research interests and career goals, and three letters of reference.

Project team
This work is funded by a collaborative NSF grant to PIs Paula Mabee (University of South Dakota) and Todd Vision (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) with co-PIs David Blackburn (California Academy of Sciences), Judith Blake (Mouse Genome Informatics, Jackson Laboratories), Hilmar Lapp (NESCent), Paul Sereno (University of Chicago), Monte Westerfield (University of Oregon, ZFIN), and Aaron Zorn (Cincinnati's Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Xenbase).

For more information about Phenoscape, please see

https://phenoscape.org
and
http://kb.phenoscape.org/

The University of South Dakota (http://www.usd.edu) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students

https://phenoscape.org
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Maine Herp Post Doc
Maine
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
St. George Island, Florida
http://www.cnah.org
19 December 2011

POST-DOCTORAL HERP RESEARCH ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

We are seeking a candidate with strong quantitative and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate opportunity in the USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine. The candidate will participate in an effort to implement Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Area (PARCA) criteria to identify focal areas vital to maintaining reptile and amphibian diversity in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NA-LCC); integrate spatially-explicit projections of current and future climatic suitability for priority reptiles, turtles, and amphibians; identify gaps in the existing protected area network for identified PARCAs; and, assess climate sensitivity and future resiliency of the identified PARCAs. The candidate will collaborate with scientists from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the University of Georgia, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and state fish and wildlife agency or natural heritage program personnel throughout the NA-LCC. The position is funded for up to 2.5 years, and the target start date is May 2012 (negotiable). A competitive salary including benefits is offered, depending on experience.

Minimum qualifications are:
Ph.D. in biology (wildlife), ecology, herpetology, or related field by May 2012.
Experience conducting large-scale GIS analyses and developing and maintaining large relational databases.
Demonstrated proficiency with and understanding of spatial statistical methods used for modeling species and habitat distributions.
Demonstrated proficiency with ArcMap and R or SPlus.
Demonstrated desire and proficiency to publish in peer-reviewed literature.
Knowledge of natural heritage data bases, interpretation of climate model output, and experience with herpetofauna are assets.
Desire to work in a collaborative team setting.

To apply:
Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references in a single pdf to Dr. Cynthia Loftin (Cynthia.loftin@maine.edu) and Dr. Phillip deMaynadier (phillip.demaynadier@maine.gov), with the subject line as “PARCA Postdoc.”

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN 15 JANUARY 2012 AND CONTINUE UNTIL A SUITABLE APPLICANT IS IDENTIFIED.
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TAMU Job Listings
North America
A list of positions maintained by Texas A&amp;amp;M University, some of which are oriented to herpetofauna.
http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/ (Report bad link)
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PARC Job Listings
North America
A list of herpetological positions maintained by PARC.
http://www.parcplace.org/jobs.html (Report bad link)
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Graduate Asstntships Galore
Hays, Kansas
CNAH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.cnah.org
29 January 2010

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS GALORE

Graduate assistantship opportunities in the Department of Biological Sciences at Fort Hays State University have dramatically increased for Fall 2010. There are currently five graduate teaching assistantships, one graduate curatorial assistantship (at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History), and three graduate wetlands assistantships at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, for a total of at least nine graduate assistantships available. Fort Hays State University faculty have on-going research on The Nature Conservancy's Smoky Valley Ranch in western Kansas, at the Cheyenne Bottoms State Wildlife Area, the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, in the Platte River Valley, and in the Prairie Pothole Region of Minnesota. In addition, we have excellent programs in herpetology (Dr. William Stark, Travis W. Taggart, Curtis J. Schmidt & Joseph T. Collins are all curators in the Sternberg Museum), biogeography, botany, conservation biology, entomology, extinction and range contraction, fisheries management, grassland soils, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, plant ecology, plant ecophysiology, plant physiology, range management, and wildlife biology. Fort Hays State University has developed a program in microbiology, has a DNA sequencing laboratory, recently added expertise in stable isotope ecology, and has a SEM laboratory with digital imaging capabilities. In addition, the department recently began a Professional Science Masters for students interested in combining business and natural resource management. Graduate students in our program have successfully gone forward to excellent doctoral programs and/or employment within their subdisciplines. Please access our web page at

http://www.fhsu.edu/biology/

Prospective students should contact Dr. Finck (below) or an appropriate faculty member with questions about opportunities.

Elmer J. Finck
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Biological Sciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, Kansas 67601-4099
efinck@fhsu.edu
(785) 628-4214
(785) 628-4153
(785) 650-1057 cell

http://sternberg.fhsu.edu/
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