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Freshwater Science Jobs & Opportunities

Freshwater Science Jobs & Opportunities

  • SFS members, academic institutions, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations may post jobs and opportunities freely at no charge.
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Editor-in-Chief, Freshwater Science journal — SFS and University of Chicago Press

Posted: 
Friday, March 1, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2024

The Society for Freshwater Science, in partnership with the non-profit publisher University of Chicago Press (UCP), is seeking applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for the Society’s journal Freshwater Science. The EiC’s appointment will be a three-year, renewable term (June 2024 through May 2027). Optimally, the new EiC would begin to handle submissions on April 15, 2024, and work with the outgoing editor until assuming full responsibility for the Journal on June 1, 2024. Applications are due no later than 25 March, 2024.

Postdoc, Modeling invertebrate responses to restoration and global warming — INRAE (France)

Posted: 
Friday, March 1, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Friday, March 29, 2024

INRAE (French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment) seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join the EcoFlowS team of the RiverLy research unit. The position is part of the RhônEco programme, a long-term interdisciplinary research program designed to monitor, assess and anticipate the effects of the ecological restoration of the Rhône. It constitutes an ecological observatory for the river, which adapts to the changing socio-environmental context, in order to take better account of new types of ecological restoration (e.g. sediment recharge of the main channel) and the effects of global change to help manage the river and its floodplains.

Assistant Research Scientist, Large River Ecology — Illinois Natural History Survey

Posted: 
Friday, March 1, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist with a broad background in large river ecology and experimental design to synthesize diverse existing data and identify important data gaps in space or topic area within the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) from Pool 14 to Pool 25 and develop potential approaches for addressing these data gaps. INHS is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Post-doctoral Associate — University of Minnesota

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2024

We are recruiting a Post-Doctoral Associate to start Spring 2024 (immediately) to work on developing protocols for using a portable device, the MinION, to detect aquatic invasive plant species using environmental DNA (eDNA). The successful candidate will work as part of a collaborative team to develop the protocols for using the MinION device to detect aquatic invasive plant species in the Midwest region. The MinION is a portable sequencer that allows multiple species identification completely in the field, with results available within 1-2 days, can be conducted by field personnel with appropriate training. The project goals are to identify metabarcoding markers and optimize MinION protocols to detect up to 40 invasive plants so resource managers could quickly and cost-effectively conduct eDNA surveillance of waterbodies with high invasion risk or management needs. The tool would aid early detection and rapid response of AIS, as well as initiate eDNA biodiversity assessments.

Professor and Department Head — University of Arkansas

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

The Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas is hiring a Professor and Department Head. The candidate will provide visionary and impactful leadership in planning, integrating, and implementing research, teaching, and extension programs. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in water science, agronomy, environmental science, crop science, crop physiology, plant breeding, soil science, weed science, or a closely related discipline and must have an outstanding record of professional accomplishments.

MS Graduate Assistantship for Ecosystem Water Quality — Oregon Tech

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2024

I am seeking a master’s student interested in analysis of ecosystem water quality. Prospective students should have: a degree in chemistry, biology or related discipline and experience with UV-Vis spectroscopy. Field experience is highly preferred and experience with macroinvertebrates is beneficial, but not required.

WORKSHOP: The Photograph as Data — University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Why should scientists engage with photography? Can we consider research photographs as works of art or visual culture? This theory-and-practice workshop focuses on the many relationships between photography, research, truth, and data, particularly in the ecological sciences. Given that many components of ecological systems are only made visible through looking at images of their remains, or through examining aerial data maps or other computations, the photograph has become an important framing device and catalyst for scientific practices. In the workshop, participants will discuss their research practices, examine some key photographs that have been central to histories of scientific research, and hear about contemporary artists who are taking up ecology and visualization in their work.

Postdoc — Texas Research Institute for Aquatic and Groundwater Ecology (TRIAGE), Texas State University

Posted: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

The Schwalb Stream Ecology Lab at Texas State University in San Marcos is looking to fill a post-doctoral researcher position who will join a large, multi-disciplinary, and highly collaborative group of researchers working on a large-scale project of the Texas Research Institute for Aquatic and Groundwater Ecology (TRIAGE): “Riverine communities and ecosystem responses to a changing world” funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center. 

Research Technician Position in Freshwater Ecology — The Ohio State University

Posted: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

One full-time position for a research assistant is available in the Aquatic Ecology Lab at The Ohio State University. The Research Technician will work on the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Wildlife (ODNR-DOW) funded Lake Erie Plankton Abundance Study (LEPAS). LEPAS has been monitoring phytoplankton and zooplankton in Lake Erie since 1995.

Director of Water Center — Tennessee Tech University

Posted: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024

The Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources (the Water Center) at Tennessee Tech University is seeking an outstanding scholar-leader to fill its Director position. It is expected that the Director will have achieved the equivalent of the rank of Full Professor, and will have the potential to be hired with tenure in an academic department suited to the expertise of the Director.

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