The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is seeking applicants to develop a leading research and education program focused on ecological analytics and the advancement of natural resource management using data derived from an Internet of Things (IoT) (https://ag.purdue.edu/fnr/Pages/positionAssistProf_IOT.aspx).
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The Cardinale lab at the University of Michigan has an opening for a new M.S. or Ph.D. student to work on a newly funded U.S. Department of Energy grant that brings together ecologists, chemical engineers, and automotive engineers to work together on the development of designer biofuels that improve the performance of algal biofuel systems (https://news.engin.umich.edu/2018/10/from-ponds-to-power-2m-to-perfect-a...).
The Cardinale lab at the University of Michigan has an opening for a new M.S. or Ph.D. to work on a project that will examine how modern mechanisms of species coexistence influence the ecological functioning of communities. Modern ecological theory suggests that species coexistence, and biodiversity within trophic levels, are jointly influenced by relative fitness differences that generate competitive hierarchies among species, and niche differences that stabilize species interactions in the face of hierarchies.
The Cardinale lab at the University of Michigan has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a new U.S. Department of Energy grant that brings together ecologists, chemical engineers, and automotive engineers to work on the development of designer biofuels that improve the performance of algal biofuel systems (https://news.engin.umich.edu/2018/10/from-ponds-to-power-2m-to-perfect-a...).
The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC), a research center of the U.S. Geological Survey, is advertising a Biologist position (GS 11 level, starting salary range is $61,218-$79,586 depending upon qualifications) at its facility in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The job announcement and application instructions can be found at the USAJOBS posting for DEN-2019-0001 (applications must be submitted through this site): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513170700
School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)
Two MS assistantships are available in January 2019 to study stream fish ecology at Tennessee Tech University. One position will be focused on the ecological effects of freshwater fish migrations, using buffalo (Ictiobus spp.) spawning migrations in the Citico Creek system of eastern Tennessee as a model system. Anticipated project objectives include quantification of nutrients contributed to Citico Creek via buffalo excretion, eggs, and carcasses, and comparison of these nutrient inputs with background nutrient levels.
Anticipated start date: January 2019
Research will focus on advancing our understanding of: 1) relationships between spatial patterns of early life history and recruitment of fishes in the Upper Mississippi River, and 2) the role of tributaries in supporting large river fish populations.
Qualifications include M.S. in Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology, or related field, strong written and oral communication skills and strong analytical skills. Experience with fish sampling in large rivers and otolith microchemistry is desirable but not required.
The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in genomics, proteomics, or metabolomics. We seek the best scholar in systems biology who integrates advanced ‘omics techniques to improve the management of aquatic ecosystems.
The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with expertise in biophysical modeling. We seek the best scholar who is developing predictive models that link biological to physical processes in aquatic ecosystems. Areas of particular interest include modeling of aquatic food-webs, invasive species, or harmful algal blooms where the goal is to predict how these respond to changes in lake thermal or hydrologic regimes, storm frequencies, or water chemistry.