Research Analyst – Adirondacks – Summer 2017

Well, this sounds like a ton of fun. Tempted to apply myself 馃槈

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Research Analyst – Sage Apprenticeship – Summer 2017
Job Description:

Title: Research Analyst

Salary: $15 per hour

Duration: May 22, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Location/Unit: Newcomb Campus, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)

Background: The primary purpose of the apprenticeship is to provide a meaningful professional field experience by placing an employee in the role of staff member at the Adirondack Ecological Center. The incumbent will gain experience with field ecology, laboratory skills, computer analysis, teamwork and leadership. The typical day might include supervising a group of students in collecting data on Huntington Wildlife Forest or other study site in the Adirondacks, performing data analysis, and preparing a report.

Brief Description of Duties: The successful candidate will work with AEC staff in conducting research in the Adirondacks. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

路 Vegetation sampling

路 Small mammal live-trapping

路 Salamander population estimation

路 Common Loon surveys

路 Data entry and analysis

路 Supervision of undergraduate students

路 Preparation of reports


Required Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Biology, Forestry or Related Field. A valid driver’s license for travel in New York State.

Preferred Qualifications: Previously been exposed to Huntington Wildlife Forest. Experience in plant and animal identification, vegetation, soil, and vertebrate sampling.

Application Instructions:

Application Process: Submit a letter of application, r茅sum茅, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three business references, with a brief explanation of the candidate’s relationship to each reference.

Application Deadline: Although the college will accept applications until the position is filled, candidates should submit materials by March 28, 2017 to assure optimal consideration.

Apply here:

About College of Environmental Science and Forestry:

Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation’s oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson’s Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks.

Additional Information:

In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site:

The Research Foundation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Marine Mammal Research Internship, Gulfport MS

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Summer 2017 Marine Mammal Research Internship

The IMMS Research Internship Program located in Gulfport, MS is designed as a way for students interested in a career in marine science to gain valuable research experience in a real-world setting. Interns will participate with multiple projects involving bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and diamondback terrapins. As an intern, you will be trained in all aspects of dolphin photo-id research, sea turtle satellite tracking, and other current research projects at IMMS. Interns will also participate in other operations at IMMS including stranding response, education, and animal care. Our goal is to give Interns a well-rounded experience in a variety of areas while providing expert training and experience in marine science research.

Interns must:

  • Commit to a minimum of at least 12 weeks. The internship can be extended depending on work performance.
  • Be available to work Mon-Fri and must be available for all boat trips. Some field days may fall on the weekends.
  • Have strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to admit mistakes.
  • Produce high quality research efforts and exhibit strong interpersonal skills.
  • Principle Duties include: data entry, searching and cataloging journal articles, learning all research protocols, cropping and sorting photo-id fin images, learning to use photo-id programs such as Darwin (fin matching software), and FinBase (Microsoft Access), boat based field research (21鈥 and 31鈥 boats), and learn how to use ArcGIS
  • Secondary Duties involve: Assisting with animal care staff, attending marine mammal necropsies, responding to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings, and assisting with educational tours.
  • Field days: Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water and on shore in sometimes extreme seasonal conditions. Seasonal temperatures range from over 100 掳F in summer to 30 掳F in winter. Field days typically exceed eight hours and occur at least two or three times a week.

Applicants must be 18 or older and must have a genuine interest in marine research. Applicants should be actively pursuing a college degree or be a recent graduate in oceanography, marine science/biology, biology, or a related field. Previous research experience in any capacity is a plus. Applicants must be able and willing to fulfill all duties outlined for this Internship Program. This is an unpaid position and Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Once accepted, IMMS staff will be able to assist Interns in suggesting suitable housing options and locations.

Deadline to Apply for the Summer Session (5/1/17 – 7/21/17 and 6/5/17 – 8/25/17) is March 1, 2017

Please visit for application and full details

REUs at Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan), applications now open!

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MSU’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is now accepting applications for a wide variety of field-based courses (

We are also recruiting undergraduate students for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) positions (

The REU application deadline is March 1st, 2017, and course applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the course is filled.

You can learn more about KBS research and learning opportunities by going to !

Graduate assistantships in Geography at University of Maryland Baltimore County

ES Majors, especially seniors 鈥 check out this funded grad school opportunity!

We have a number of graduate funding lines for PhD and Master’s study in the Geography and Environmental Systems Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

We are a multi-disciplinary department with an emphasis on examining the dynamic relationship between social and natural processes.

We are especially interested in students studying issues related to environmental justice, political ecology, historical geography, and urban environments.

A number of teaching assistantships are available to qualified students. These provide tuition remission, a monthly salary, and health insurance. Students are also provided with lab and office space.

In addition to financial support, there are a number of opportunities for research collaborations through partnerships established with our Department.

路 A number of our faculty have established international research programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and China.

路 UMBC is the field headquarters of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, one of only two NSF Urban Long-term Ecological Research Sites in the country.

路 The Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) is located at UMBC. CUERE is focused on the environmental consequences of social and environmental transformations associated with urban development.

For more information, please visit our website and contact our graduate program director or department chair with any questions.

David Lansing (dlansing) Graduate Program Director

Alan Yeakley, Department Chair (yeakley)


Dear colleague,

The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is currently accepting applications for its Undergraduate Research Program (URP) during the summer of 2017. Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – will be placed with a team of mentors at institutions in urban areas across the nation. See:

Your help in sharing this information with students interested in doing independent research in our unique setting would be very much appreciated. Program details follow. Our flyer is attached for posting.

Thank you.

Aude Lochet, Ph.D.

UWIN Undergraduate Research Program coordinator


Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates

Engaging Undergraduates in Transitioning Toward Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Students will join the Urban Water Innovation Network community for 9 weeks in summer 2017 to:

路 Complete an independent, guided research project, working closely with mentor scientists, other students and the broader UWIN team

路 Attend a 3 day kick-off and a 3 day wrap-up meetings at Colorado State University

路 Participate in skill building workshops and seminars

路 Attend a Virtual Forum on Opportunities in Urban Water Research and Management

路 Give a poster presentation in a final Urban Water Sustainability Research Symposium

The program fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students interact in person and/or virtually, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and seminars in research and urban water sustainability.

Projects for 2017:

路 Variation in Vegetation鈥檚 Influence on Urban Climate (University of California Riverside, Oregon State University, University of Arizona, UMBC)

路 Evaluating Options for Management of Urban Flood Hazards (UMBC, University of Arizona, University of Georgia)

路 Microclimates and Human Activity Patterns Near Urban Surface Water: A Case Study of Tempe Town Lake, Arizona (Arizona State University)

路 Water Resouces and Heat Emergencies (Arizona State University)

路 Natural Solutions for Urban Watershed Sustainability (Brooklyn College CUNY)

路 Visualizing Urban Water Sustainability Indicators within a Video Game for Collecting Water Management Ideas from Gamers (Colorado State University)

路 Non-Darcian Flow Regimes in the Biscayne Aquifer of Southeast Florida (Florida International University)

路 Water Affordability Case Studies (Michigan State University)

路 Transitions to Socially Equitable and Environmentally Just Sustainable Urban Water Systems (Northeastern University)

路 Characterizing the Urban Energy Water Nexus through Modeling and Data Analysis (Princeton University)

路 System-of-Systems Analysis of Water Infrastructure Resilience under Climate Change Impacts (Texas A&M University)

Dates: May 31 to August 2, 2017 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.

Support: $4,500 stipend, room and board on-campus or in nearby housing, travel allowance up to $900.

The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

To apply: See our website at: Online application only.

Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017.

For more information, contact:

Aude Lochet

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545

(845) 677-7600 x 326
Fax: (845) 677-5976
E-mail: locheta


Aude Lochet

Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator

Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program (UWIN)

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2801 Sharon Turnpike


Millbrook, NY 12545

Phone: (845) 677 7600 (ext. 326)

Fax: (845) 677 5976

Email: locheta



2017 UWIN URP flyer.pdf

REU in Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech

Dear faculty colleagues and academic advisors in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, EAS, CEE, and ChBE,

We will be hosting 10 undergraduate researchers this summer at Georgia Tech in our REU program focused in Aquatic Chemical Ecology. We would like to ask for your help in publicizing this program to undergraduates, at Georgia Tech and elsewhere. If you are teaching this semester, please consider showing the attached flyer in one of your classroom lectures or circulating the flyer to your class to encourage students to check out our program.

Our program website is

and includes program details, contact information, and instructions for application.

The application deadline is February 15, 2017. The full-time, 10-week program will start May 22 and run until July 28. Participants will receive a stipend of $5000 plus accommodations with kitchen facilities in university housing, and help with travel expenses to and from Atlanta.

Students can go to our website to get more information and to apply. Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program is eligible, unless they have already been part of an NSF-REU program in Ocean Sciences or unless they will graduate before this summer. We are particularly interested in increasing our proportion of minority students and in reaching students at non-PhD granting universities.

Our research theme of Aquatic Chemical Ecology is broadly interpreted. We have 3 core areas of research for students to choose from: Biological and geochemical transformations of chemicals in aquatic ecosystems; Sensory biology and ecology of aquatic chemical communication; Ecological roles and consequences of chemicals in aquatic environments. This program is an excellent choice for undergraduates majoring in any field of biology, chemistry, earth/ocean science, civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, and related bioengineering areas who want to apply their classroom learning to an interdisciplinary research environment to solve complex scientific problems and learn about the importance of chemically-mediated processes.

We hope that you can send us your bright, curious, and motivated students!


Frank Stewart, REU co-director, frank.stewart

Brian Hammer, REU co-director, brian.hammer

Benita Black, REU coordinator, reu.coordinator

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biological Sciences

REU recruitment slide for seminars 2017.pptx