Field Technician Position opening

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>
Immediate opening – understory plant ecology field technician The Savannah River Site, South Carolina

We seek to fill one field technician position for a large-scale experiment on the restoration of longleaf pine understory plant communities in the Southeastern United States. Primary job duties will include field, laboratory, and office tasks required for experimental studies of plant community restoration and plant-animal interactions.
The position will begin by June 29, 2015 and will last for up to 3 months. Pay rate will be $10-12 per hour, commensurate with experience. The technician will work at the Savannah River Site, live in a town near the site (Aiken or New Ellenton, SC, or Augusta, GA), and will join a team of two principal investigators (John Orrock at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lars Brudvig at Michigan State University), a post-doc (Nash Turley), and a lead technician (Joe Ledvina). Housing is not provided, but low-cost options are available.
Successful candidates will have a background in ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Previous field research experience is required, previous botanical field experience is highly desired. The successful applicant must be able to endure hot, humid conditions and long hours in the field.

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Because the research site is a highly secure area run by the federal government, non- United States citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there.

To apply, please email a CV or resume and a letter including descriptions of past experience that highlight plant ecology and/or botany experience, why this position is interesting or important to you, dates of availability, and contact information with email addresses for three references to Joe Ledvina at Review of application materials will begin immediately; applications received after June 11, 2015 will not be considered.

job in Greenland: Summer 2015 Research Assistant

Hi everyone,

An amazing job opportunity in Greenland—see below from ES alumna, Christine Urbanowicz. Apply ASAP if you are interested. Christine is doing her PhD at Dartmouth, and one of her friends is looking for a research assistant.



From: Christine Urbanowicz []
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2015 12:38 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: from a friend: Greenland: Summer 2015 Research Assistant

hey Sarah! – An awesome grad student I met in Greenland just posted this. Might be of interest to gburg undergrads.

Greenland: Summer 2015 Research Assistant

I am seeking a field research assistant to work in southwestern Greenland
from June 28-August 22, 2015. This is a project examining tundra plant
phenology as it relates to climate change. I am seeking a motivated,
positive, and independent student or recent graduate with previous field
research experience. Duties could include processing plant samples,
photographing plant roots using a minirhizotron camera, and entering data.

Living expenses and travel from Albany, NY to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
will be covered, and an additional small stipend will be included. Travel
to/from Albany, NY will not be covered. You will be responsible for your
own camping equipment. The time will be spent camping with a small group
of researchers at a remote site on the tundra, so previous remote camping
experience is preferred.

Please send a resume and a brief personal statement to
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.

Looking for a New Hire

Hi everyone,

Are you looking for a job? If yes, please see below from Abby Downs Wacek (ES alumna, class of 2010).



From: Abigail Wacek []
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:09 PM
To: Rutherford Platt; Sarah Principato; John Commito; Randall Wilson
Subject: Looking for a New Hire

Rud, Sarah, Doc, Randy,

Good afternoon! I hope that everyone is doing well and that graduation went off without a hitch. I saw the pictures on Facebook, it looked like it was a rainy day but an exciting one. I am reaching out to you because my company is looking to hire a new regulatory consultant and I wanted to know if you have any recommendations or if you could pass the job announcement around. I imagine that most of the graduated seniors have jobs, but if you know of any recent (or not so recent) grads looking for employment in the field of environmental or chemical consulting, we are in need of a new hire.

The job postings are on our website:

Some of the qualifications can be waived, for example the applicant may not need five years of experience, if the person is otherwise really perfect.

We are ready to hire someone tomorrow. They can either reach out to the contact person in the announcement or contact me directly. I am always trying to help my fellow G-burg Grads, and TSG is a great company to work for.

I will be back on campus this fall for our five (!) year reunion. I hope to see you then!


Abby Downs

Class of 2010

Abigail Downs Wacek| Regulatory Consultant
Technology Sciences Group Inc. (TSG)
1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 1000 | Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.828.8992 | Fax: 202.872.0745 | awacek
Visit us at

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job opportunity at OSU

Hi everyone,

Are you looking for a full-time job? Asnika is leaving her job at Ohio State to go to grad school, and her position is now open. She thinks ES majors would be very good candidates. See below for details.



From: Asnika Bajracharya []
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:34 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: job vacency

Hi Sara,

I am leaving my job here at Ohio State to go to grad school. Today was my last day. The Physics dept is looking for a replacement. I though may be someone at gburg might find this position interesting. The link to the job posting is

Although this job falls under the Physics dept, it is more of an admin position so one does not need to be a physics major. Some science background helps. I just wanted to pass along this job vacancy info to gburg folks.

Land Conservancy job opening

Two emails in a row about jobs!! Good luck! This one looks great for an ES senior or alum.



From: Kay Etheridge
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2015 10:43 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: FW: Land Conservancy job opening

Hi Sarah,

I ran into someone who wanted to pass along this job description to our alums and soon-to-be alums. They do not need a lot of experience but GIS knowledge would be good.



From: LCAC Executive [mailto:info.lcac]
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:18 AM
To: Kay Etheridge
Subject: Land Conservancy job opening

Good morning, Kay,

It was delightful to see you and Nell yesterday. Thank you for your offer to help spread information about the Land Conservancy’s upcoming job opening. This position might suit recent graduates or alumni of the environmental studies program. Attached is a short description that we are posting on job listing sites, with a link to the Land Conservancy website for more details. I went through an online process to try to get this position listed with the GC career services, but I have not received a confirmation that I was successful in that effort.

Thanks for your help with this, and best wishes as you complete the spring semester.


Land Conservation Coordinator Position Advertisement final.docx

Masters research opportunity in coastal microbial ecology, Tulane

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>

***Please note that the application deadline is approaching on May 1 ***

MS research opportunity in coastal plant-microbial ecology

The Van Bael laboratory in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University seeks applications from students who are interested in pursuing a one year master’s degree (non-
thesis) in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, combined with a research experience on coastal plant ecology and microbial ecology. Selected master’s students will work with Dr. Van Bael and a team of Ph.D. and undergraduate students to gain research experience in plant ecology studies, sterile culture work with bacteria and fungi, and molecular techniques. This research experience is a perfect opportunity for students deciding whether or not to pursue a Ph.D., or for students that need to strengthen their graduate school applications.
Read more about our lab’s research at:

Tulane University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with ‘preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.’ Tulane is located in the historic Gulf Coast city of New Orleans, which is known for its culture, food and music. The program deadline is May 1 for starting in August.

Please read more about the one year master’s program at:

For information or questions about the research experience, email Dr. Sunshine Van Bael, at Please be sure you have read the information at the link above before inquiring. No financial aid is available for this program.

For general information or questions about the one-year masters program, email Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki, at