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

Job announcement: Restoration Ecologist in Las Cruces, NM

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>

Restoration Ecologist ($14.90-$19.71/hour) One energetic, competent assistant needed to support the Jornada Experimental Range with regional-scale research in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico. Duties will consist of approximately 50% office work (literature review, data entry, error-checking and organization) and approximately 50% field work (restoration experiments, vegetation sampling, soil characterization and sampling). Field sites are located in southern New Mexico. Field work requires extensive travel (one to four hours to access sites) throughout southern New Mexico and long hours in the field. Some sites are accessible only on foot over rugged terrain. Field conditions may range from hot (100’s) to cold (30’s), and windy.
Job Title: Program Coordinator or Program Specialist, Senior Appointment Type: Temporary, 40 hrs/wk Pay Rate: $14.90 – $19.71 / hour (commensurate with education and experience) Start Date: flexible, between 6/15/2015 and 8/1/2015 Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension) Positions Available: 1

Job Duties: Position supports restoration projects and monitoring by federal agencies, initiating a seeding experiment, and other landscape ecology research. Field duties include working on a team sampling plant communities (line-point intercept, belt transect, ocular estimates, plant production and utilization methods), digging soil pits, characterizing soils, collecting monitoring and inventory data. Independent field duties include initiation of a seeding experiment. Office duties include literature review, developing the seeding experiment, data entry, data error-checking and other tasks. Assistants will be trained, calibrated and become proficient in standardized vegetation and soil methods used by federal agencies, researchers and international aid organizations.

Qualifications: Master of Science in Ecology, Natural Resources, Biology, Range Science or related programs preferred; Bachelor’s plus experience accepted. Experience collecting vegetation and soil field-based measurements. Plant ID experience desirable. Ability to: (1) make sound judgments using analytical skills, (2) follow oral and written instructions, (3) assemble and record accurate, detail-oriented field data, (4) navigate to monitoring plots using maps and GPS units, (5) identify Chihuahuan Desert flora, (6) work as a team member under the direction of a team leader, and (7) work independently. The ability to work long days outdoors under inclement weather conditions is required. Must be able to hike long distances, carrying field equipment. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. Experience driving on rugged terrain using 4-wheel drive is preferred.

To Apply: Applicants must apply through NMSU ( Please be prepared to submit a letter of application, a resume, transcripts, and contact information (name, email address and phone number) for three references. Inquiries may be addressed to: Laura Burkett
P.O. Box 30003 MSC 3JER
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003