For tips on applying and associated resources: 

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences: 

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering: 

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx


Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project

Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project is offering enriching fellowship experiences nationwide for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals who are passionate about the outdoors, geography, community engagement, public lands, cultural resources and natural resources.
Currently accepting applications for our 2021 internships in different cities within the Northeast until February 8, 2021 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Applications can be submitted through the website: My Access to a Network of Opportunities (MANO) Project.


Science Online (SO): Inspired: A virtual conference for STEM educators

Wednesday, October 14th: 11:00am ET | 10:00am CT | 9:00am MT | 8:00am PT

Science Online (SO): Inspired — is a free 1-day virtual conference to empower science educators looking to improve STEM learning in the age of Covid-19, and beyond. We’re excited to announce the complete program is now live, including sessions led by biology faculty from Drexel University and McMaster University.

View the complete program on the conference website.

Register here

Speaker Highlight
Dr. Mesha Hunte-Brown
Professor, Biology
Drexel University

Surviving and thriving in the new learning environment Online learning is not just a digital version of the in-person classroom. Now that we have experience with remote and hybrid teaching, we have the opportunity to re-create it. How can we engage students in remote classroom so they can experiment and explore while we provide guidance and coaching? How much time should we spend explaining to students how to use a given technology or why it is helpful? Learn the practices that promote learning and reduce anxiety for students and faculty alike.


MDI Biological Laboratory Job Openings

The MDI Biological Laboratory is undergoing rapid growth. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to improving human health and well-being through research, education, and the transformation of discoveries into cures. We seek colleagues who are entrepreneurial and creative thinkers and doers, who are independent and will thrive in a dynamic and high energy environment of teamwork and collaboration, and who want to make a difference.

Maine offers a high quality of life. The MDI Biological Laboratory is surrounded by ocean, mountains, and Acadia National Park. In addition to abundant outdoor recreational activities, the area is known for its outstanding schools, family-oriented environment, great restaurants, and communities that thrive on the sciences and arts.

The MDI Biological Laboratory offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package, including dental, long-term disability, and life insurance for qualified employees. Employees may also elect subsidized medical coverage and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer-matched contributions.

The MDI Biological Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Openings


Neurojobs Career Center

SfN, made up of nearly 38,000 scientists and physicians, is the world’s largest organization devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.

  • The SfN website is viewed more than 300,000 times per month.
  • NJCC has more than 7,400 registered job seekers.
  • Each job posting on NJCC is viewed by an average of 1,070 top job seekers.
  • Since SfN is affiliated with the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), you’ll have the opportunity to access over 85,000 industry-specific resumes.
  • And, NJCC lets you fill all your healthcare job posting needs by allowing you to post jobs in any category or discipline of healthcare to the NHCN, even if it’s not related to this association.

Marine Biology Summer Field Course in South Africa

Are you graduating this spring and looking to further your marine science skills? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to study marine biodiversity in South Africa this summer? Cape RADD facilitates a 4 week field course for individuals or groups who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. The Cape RADD course includes training in multiple data collection and field operation techniques, theoretical workshops on analysis techniques and tools like R, GIS, and Coral Point Count. Come spend a month abroad, scuba diving and freediving in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
As a Cape RADD student you will enrol in a fascinating and rewarding program that will put you under the water for a hands on experience and valuable contribution to the marine research projects taking place just outside Cape Town. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram to follow our story and see what our students are up to!

This program is ideal for students, graduates, divers, conservationists or just those with an interest in marine biology looking to gain extra knowledge and field experience in the marine sciences, to develop new skills and show some real life experience on their CV.
Visit http://www.caperadd.com or email [email protected] for more details.


Teaching Experience for Undergraduates – Vassar

Teaching Experience for Undergraduates (TEU) program (teu.vassar.edu) is accepting applications for the summer 2019 math and science programs through February 28th. TEU provides a rich summer experience for undergraduates from our 61 partner liberal arts institutions who are interested in secondary STEM teaching careers.

Full color flyers with information about the TEU program are included here as attachments for you to share electronically with your students and others at your institution.  Applications and recommendations may be submitted directly online at the TEU website.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way. For the science track click here. For the mathematics track click here.


Maine Sea Grant Biennial Request for 2022-2024 Proposals

The Maine Sea Grant College Program is pleased to announce that our biennial request for 2022-2024 research proposals is now open for submissions.

Required pre-proposals are due February 24, 2021, by 5:00 PM.
Full proposals will be encouraged following the initial pre-proposal review, with an expected deadline of May 17, 2021.

Our request for proposals is designed to sponsor a diverse research portfolio that links the scientific capacity of Maine with the needs of coastal stakeholders. We anticipate approximately $600,000 will be available to support research projects over the two-year funding period. Total two-year requests are limited to $150,000 in Sea Grant funds (including all direct and indirect costs). Maine Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maine, but the research competition is open to faculty and staff at any public or private research or higher education institution in the state.

We accept proposals aligned with any part of our current strategic plan. We strongly encourage projects that will advance Maine’s capacity for adaptive coastal resource management and public policy in response to climate-driven ecosystem change.  Proposals that explicitly link with strategies and actions described in the Maine Climate Council’s Four-Year Plan for Climate Action, Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine,or report Assessing the Potential Equity Outcomes of Maine’s Climate Action Plan: Framework, Analysis and Recommendations will receive additional merit during the review process.

Complete request and instructions:

Maine Sea Grant Request for Proposals 2022-2024 (PDF)

We seek proposals that link research to the needs of coastal communities. There is no better way to do this than by interacting with our Marine Extension Team. Collectively, they have decades of experience in Maine’s coastal communities. We are hosting a virtual informational webinar that will present an overview of this RFP and introduce the marine extension associates. The date of this webinar is February 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

Register for the webinar here.

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Research Coordinator at 207.581.4880 or email the Research Coordinator by January 25, 2021. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.

Maine Sea Grant has an online proposal submission tool.  All pre-proposals and full proposals must be submitted to Maine Sea Grant through eSeaGrant.  Please review our instruction manual for a short introduction and tutorial to using eSeaGrant.  Contact the Research Coordinator if you have questions.


Pediatrics Department at Harvard Medical School

Full-time Research Assistant positions will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, HSCI Faculty Member, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision, you will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests and techniques as well as work with zebrafish. Technicians will be required to perform standard molecular biology techniques, microinjections, microscopy of zebrafish morphology, tissue culture, and animal husbandry. The positions are excellent opportunities for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health related programs/professions.

 

If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: [email protected]. Positions are competitive require a two-year commitment.


Southern Teaching Agency

Students who believe they will be good biology teachers should consider completing this online application. Candidates from all majors who are interested in teaching or coaching at private schools are encouraged. While certification or license can be helpful, it is not always required (note that elementary-grade teachers and learning specialists must hold state licensure and certification is preferred for art, physical education, and music teachers).

Southern Teachers has focused on matching great candidates with schools in the South for over a century. We interview our candidates, connect with their references, and get to know the person, not just the resumé. The result: placements that help teachers, schools, and students thrive.


Operation Wallacea- Conservation Research Through Academic Partnerships

What is Operation Wallacea?
Operation Wallacea (Opwall)  is an organization that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs each year from early June to early August in remote locations across the world. Working alongside a large team of academics and PhD students, these annual surveys have produced 330+ publications in peer reviewed journals.The funding for Opwall programs comes from tuition fees paid by students who then have the opportunity to work with publishing scientists.This approach overcomes issues caused by the short term nature of grant based funding and enables long-term temporal data sets to be gathered in habitats around the world using comparable methods across research sites. More than 250 academics and 70+ PhD students have participated in this program, with resulting data then being used to lever funds for conservation interventions at these sites.

Opportunities for Field Training Courses
The research facilities established by Opwall are available for university training courses outside the normal expedition research season (June-August). The sites identified below all have sufficient local experts, survey equipment and logistics management to be used for 1 or 2 week field courses. Universities and colleges are able to design and plan field courses utilizing key benefits including:

  • Established field sites
  • Access to past datasets
  • Full lecture series (if required)
  • Local support and guides (if required)
  • Bespoke training course
  • Past testimonials
  • Workable project lists
  • Background reading list
  • Completed risk assessments
  • Fully packaged travel arrangements
  • Costs starting at $640 per week per student, excluding travel (one free place for an academic for each 10 students-this place is pro rata).

Mexico – Forest and Marine Courses
Based in the Yucatan Peninsula in forest camps for the first week, this Neotropical forest ecology and conservation course consists of practicals including camera trapping for jaguars and pumas, point count surveys for birds, standard search transects for herpetofauna, Morelet crocodile surveys, scan and focal sampling behavior surveys of spider monkeys, and assessing forest structure. The second week is based at a marine research center and consists of PADI Open Water dive training or a Caribbean reef ecology course with practicals, including sea turtle behavioral studies by diving or snorkeling.

Peru – Amazon Forest Courses
Based on a research ship moored in the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, this Amazonian Wildlife Ecology and Conservation course consists of practicals including line transects for pink and grey dolphins, gill net surveys for fish, point counts for macaws, caiman surveys, water bird transect surveys, distance and patch occupancy surveys of large mammals, camera trapping, niche separation in 12 species of primates, and amphibian surveys of floating vegetation mats.

South Africa – Bush Courses
Based in a range of Highveld, Lowveld and Fynbos reserves, this African Wildlife Management course consists of practicals including distance based surveys of large mammals from vehicles, foot based surveys of browsing and grazing pressure to calculate carrying capacities of reserves, bird point counts, and camera trapping. These courses have the students working with armed guards on foot in reserves for some practicals and includes initial training in bush survey and safety skills.

Indonesia – Marine Courses
Based in the famous Wakatobi Marine National Park, the most published site in the Coral Triangle, this field course includes dive training to PADI Open Water level as well as an Indo-Pacific reef ecology course with practicals focused on 3D mapping software to model reefs, stereo video surveys of reef fish, seagrass and mangrove studies, behavior projects on fiddler crabs and cleaner fish, and artisanal fishery survey methods.

Croatia – Terrestrial and Marine courses
Based in Krka National Park research centre for the first week, the Balkan field course consists of practicals including electrofishing, cave surveys, camera trapping for large mammals such as wolves, bird point counts and mist netting, and reptile surveys. The marine week is based in Mljet National Park, with dive training to PADI Open Water level or the Mediterranean Sea and islands ecology course with practicals including stereo video surveys of fish, sea grass surveys, and tortoise population surveys.

You can find out even more about these opportunities here. Please let us know if you have any questions at all.


Wildlife Acoustics Course

This course is a well-rounded 5 day course that starts with the basics of bat acoustics and bat detector technology. It includes species identification with an overview of North American species, and more in-depth acoustic ID of northwestern species.

The course will provide a foundation for those participating in the North American Bat Monitoring Program, conducting environmental assessments, monitoring at wind energy developments and more. There will be an overview of of all major types of bat detectors with focus on Wildlife Acoustics products. On several nights (weather dependent) there will be hands-on practice in the field actively recording bats.

The analysis component of this course focuses on practice with workflow patterns, starting with raw file management, and includes using Kaldeidoscope Pro to efficiently identify files to species and species-groups, ending with quick and easy pivot-tables and histogram creation in Excel for reporting. For more information click here.


Teaching Assistant in the SES Program

These are full time temporary positions (~4.5 months Aug 27, 2018- Jan 11, 2019) and serve as a great platform from which to pursue other scientific research jobs in Woods Hole.  All three of last year’s TA’s are now employed full time in research labs at MBL.

Successful applicants should be familiar with ecological theory and have strong lab and field skills in ecosystems or microbial science including experience measuring biogeochemical parameters such as water column nutrients, chlorophyll.  Knowledge of field instruments such as a Hydrolab sonde used to measure salinity, temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen profiles in the water column is helpful.  Familiarity with terrestrial ecosystems and use of Licor or equivalent instrumentation to measure leaf level photosynthesis  and/or soil respiration would be helpful.  The microbial position also requires some knowledge of molecular techniques for analysis of genomic information.

For more information click here.


Success Academy Charter Schools

A great new opportunity with Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. Primarily serving low-income families and communities, they have created a revolutionary K-12 school model that is nationally recognized for achieving outstanding academic results for students. The goal is to hire 120 middle school math and science teachers for the upcoming school year so. For more application click this application link.


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