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Amphibian Reproductive Ecology and Sustainable Collections Management within Zoos and Aquariums Mississippi 3/12/2018 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications at the PhD and MS student rank. Graduate students will be involved in research and likely serving as teaching assistants at some point during their tenure.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the two departments can be found at

STARTING: As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Begins March 23rd; will continue until filled. Position will start between May and August 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek students interested in specializing in reproductive physiology, endocrinology and sustainable collections research related to amphibians with particular emphasis on threatened and endangered salamanders. The research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in assisted reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking to support conservation and reintroduction programs. We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in reproductive technologies or lab work through internships or job familiarity. A working knowledge of amphibian physiology is not required; although a passion for this particular taxa is necessary. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and endocrinology platforms for amphibian species of concern. Technologies developed may include hormone therapy for the collection of gametes, in vitro fertilization, cryopreservation and genome banking, and hormone assays. The successful applicant will also acquire experience and skill sets necessary for teaching in formal and informal scenarios.

Additional responsibilities may include husbandry and care of the research animal collection; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates, and/or post-doctoral fellows in conducting investigations related to Zoo and Aquarium amphibian collections; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the amphibian conservation lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program. Our partners include the Fort Worth Zoo, Detroit Zoo and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and students accepted into the program will likely be required to travel between our partner institutions for a part of their research.

QUALIFICATIONS: for Ph.D. applicants, a M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. M.S. applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as having obtained working lab familiarity. We are not accepting any straight-through Ph.D. applicants without already having obtained or about to obtain a M.S. degree already. Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research are also encouraged to apply. Predominant qualification: a passion for amphibian conservation.

SALARY: Annual $23,000 + tuition waiver for PhD Annual $16,500 + tuition waiver for MS

APPLY: Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Carrie Vance at the address below. Send unofficial college transcripts, curriculum vitae, and cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:
Carrie Vance, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Mississippi State, MS 39762

For more information, email at:

Apply By:4/30/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistantships in Water and Soil Quality Illinois 3/7/2018 +

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Organization:Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Location:Carbondale, Illinois

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) announces the availability of a Ph.D. and M.S. research assistantship beginning in May or August 2018. Assistantships include annual stipends of $17,856 for M.S. students and $19,320 for Ph.D. students and a tuition waiver.

Successful candidates will join a team of researchers and graduate students led by Karl W.J. Williard and Jon E. Schoonover. The team is investigating water and soil quality responses to various management practices in agricultural watersheds, including cover crops, gypsum applications, saturated buffers, and tillage. Assistantships are funded through grants from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Research will include significant field and laboratory components.

Qualified applicants should possess a M.S. or bachelor’s degree in soil science, agronomy, forestry, environmental science, chemistry, biology, or a related discipline. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and GRE scores to Dr. Karl Williard, and Dr. Jon Schoonover, by April 12, 2018 for full consideration. Contact Dr. Williard with any questions at 618-453-7478. Please visit the following web sites for information on the M.S. program in the Department of Forestry and the Ph.D. program in Agricultural Sciences

Apply By:4/12/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Deer Field Research Coordinator Indiana 3/6/2018 +

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Organization:Purdue University

Location:West Lafayette, Indiana

Job Description:

We seek a field research coordinator to conduct fieldwork on a multi-investigator integrated deer management research project in Indiana. The successful applicant will provide training, mentoring, and supervision of undergraduate and bachelor's-level seasonal employees for field data collection; participate in all field sampling including remote camera trapping, deer fecal pellet and browse transects, pellet collection for DNA barcoding, planting of seedlings, creation of stump sprouts, and construction of enclosures; and work closely with the Project Coordinator to acquire access to properties, schedule field activities, and serve as quality control for data collection. The field research coordinator is also responsible for coordinating field crew logistics throughout the academic year, including transportation and work schedules; maintaining research equipment and inventories; conducting and providing oversight for initial data entry and for screening of images from remote cameras and aerial sampling; and assisting with deer sightability trials. Responsibilities include recommendations on hiring and termination decisions of undergraduate and bachelor's-level seasonal employees, and participation in some department-led extension activities.

This academic-year position is budgeted for 3+ years with an anticipated start date of 15 August 2018.

Required qualifications include a B.S. degree in wildlife science, field ecology, or related natural resources discipline, as well as 1 year of experience with field research, preferably with deer and vegetation sampling methods such as camera trapping, fecal pellet counts, browse transects and aerial surveys. Preferred qualifications include experience with white-tailed deer, hunting and hunters, chainsaws, fence construction, tree planting, and 4-wheel drive vehicles, experience working collaboratively with diverse teams, and supervision of student workers.

To apply online, please visit: All applicants must apply online via the Purdue Careers site in order to be considered. Review of materials will begin 2 March and continue until the position is filled. Additional questions may be directed to Rob Swihart at


Apply By:4/1/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Technician Mississippi 3/2/2018 +

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Organization:Timber Investment Managers, LLC

Location:Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Job Description:

Seasonal/Temporary Position.  Forestry Technician working with field crews for a Forestry Consultant.  Completing tasks laid out by Forester for day to day activities.

May include:


  • spraying herbicide
  • assisting in aerial herbicide applications
  • supervising immigrant laborers



Good postion for a person/student seeking experience in career field of Forestry/Wildlife.


May 15, 2018 to November 15, 2018.

Required Education:

none required.  Prefer student in or someone interested in Forestry/Wildlife curriculum.

Required Experience:

none required


Able to complete physical labor & work outside.  Travel required.


$10 to $14 per hour.  Long work weeks.  Compensation falls within Seasonal Agricultural Worker guidelines.

Apply By:5/1/2018



Timber Investment Managers

P.O. Box 17272

Hattiesburg, MS  39404

Posted By: Ken Robertson

Forester Multiple States 2/28/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Waynesboro, TN, Multiple States

Job Description:

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting and real estate brokerage firm in the United States.


AFM currently manages over 5.1 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $1.8 billion in real estate in 2,100+ transactions since 2005.  With 260 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, AFMs team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services.  Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.


Full-time position – Responsible for providing forest management services in South Central Tennessee on approximately 160,000 acres of TIMO client lands as well as small, private forest landowners.  Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out of town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).


Responsibilities and Job Requirements:


TIMO Clients All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest setup, harvest inspections, and merchandising trees into various forest products.

  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.

  • Assists in development and administering budgets.

  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.

  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.

  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.

  • Possible oversight of agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland


Non-Industrial Private Forestland Owners All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.

  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts. 

  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.

  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Required Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Forestry.

Required Experience:


  • 2-4 years of forestry experience preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong listening capabilities with
    the ability to translate communications
    into appropriate course of action.

  • The
    successful candidate will be an honest, self-motivated problem solver, reliable
    and dependable, and enjoy working either solo or as a member of a team in a
    position that often requires physical labor, as well as administrative tasks.

  • Knowledge
    of agriculture (high-production row-crop farming) techniques and procedures is
    preferred but not required. This position could require some oversight of
    agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland.



  • Highly proficient with MS
    Word, Excel, and GIS software. 

  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.

  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 2 years.

  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large
    projects throughout the U.S.



  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • 9 paid holidays.

  • Paid vacation schedule.

  • Company assigned vehicle.

  • Healthcare and disability plan.

  • 401(K) retirement plan.

  • Eligible for annual
    and new business bonus

  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and
    requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be
    executed by employee and company.

Apply By:4/28/2018


P.O. Box 827

Waynesboro, TN 38485

Posted By: Casey Newton