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Senior Ecologist at Harvard Forest

Harvard Forest seeks a colleague with a successful research, publication, and funding record to join the senior research staff. We hope to identify a candidate who will flourish in the Forest’s collaborative intellectual environment and its setting and facilities in central New England.

Postdoctoral research position in Arctic hydrological-biogeochemical modeling

The Climate System Research Center (CSRC) seeks a highly self-motivated and qualified candidate to work on development and implementation of process modeling of hydrological and biogeochemical flows in arctic environments. The appointment is affiliated with the Beaufort Lagoons LTER (https://ble.lternet.edu/) and NASA ABoVE (https://above.nasa.gov/).

Sr. Laboratory Technician in Coastal Wetlands – FCE LTER

The Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab is looking for an individual to help with all aspects of research in mangrove and marsh ecosystems. Candidates with a strong background in ecology and/or coastal wetlands are encouraged to apply for this position. Candidate must have a B.S. degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences.

Ecologist | Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

The BEMP Ecologist is an integral member in data collection, processing, entry, and checking for all BEMP datasets so that the data are ready to be passed on for analysis and reporting. They are a mentor and educator for students, K-12 and University. They oversee students collecting data in the field and engage them through… Read more »

Isotope Biogeochemist – Assistant or Associate Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) seeks applications for a tenure stream Assistant or Associate Professor in isotope biogeochemistry. Areas of particular interest include plant, soil, and microbial ecology and biochemistry, with a focus on questions of importance in terrestrial ecosystems or terrestrial-aquatic linkages. The ideal candidate will have a strong conceptual basis to their research, addressing… Read more »

Assistant Director, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

UW-Madison Center for Limnology (CFL) is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Assistant Director (Job Title: Research Program Manager) to join our leadership team. Applications close May 19, 2021. The Assistant Director leads and oversees operational activities of the Center for Limnology – a leading research center focused on the science of freshwater systems…. Read more »

LTER Digital Communications Coordinator

Position Description The Network Office of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LNO) seeks a digital communications coordinator to support all aspects of communication within the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, including content development and updates, as well as digital strategy for website, newsletters, community platform, and social media. Background The National Science Foundation’s… Read more »

Postdoc with new Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Urban LTER

The new Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Urban Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to join our research team. The MSP-LTER team is building a long-term program of research related to urban nature. This post doc will lead a project investigating why species vary in their… Read more »

Research Biologist UC Santa Barbara

Research Biologist (Assistant, Associate or Full Researcher) Marine Mitigation Monitoring, Marine Science Institute, UCSB  The University of California, Santa Barbara SONGS Mitigation Monitoring Program is seeking a Research Ecologist in the Professional Researcher Series to oversee a long-term marine mitigation monitoring program. The researcher will join a team of UCSB scientists, science advisors, and California… Read more »

Tenure Track Faculty Position – Luquillo LTER

FACULTY SEARCH Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program Department of Environmental Sciences School of Natural Resources University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in ecology and related fields to teach, conduct research, and contribute to the leadership… Read more »

Postdoc in urban aquatic ecology and land water interactions for the MSP LTER

The new Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Urban Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is seeking a post doctoral scientist to join our research team. The MSP-LTER team is building a long-term program of research related to urban nature. The post doc will lead the synthesis of extensive datasets for… Read more »

Information Manager for MSP LTER Project

The new Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Urban Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is seeking an information manager to provide professional data management, web development, and GIS support to natural and social science researchers. The MSP-LTER team is building a long-term program of research related to urban nature. The… Read more »

Seasonal field research technician position in plant ecology

Position Overview Position location: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, University of Minnesota Faculty supervisor and lab group: Forest Isbell, Isbell Biodiversity Lab Start date: May 2021 Duration of position: Five months Research topic: Terrestrial plant community and ecosystem ecology Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in ecology or related fields at the time of appointment and experience conducting field research Desired qualifications: experience supervising teams of… Read more »

Postdoctoral position in plant ecology | Cedar Creek LTER

Position Overview Position location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota USA Department: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Field research site: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve Faculty supervisor and lab group: Forest Isbell, Isbell Biodiversity Lab Start date: 2021 Duration and source of funding: Three years of funding are available from an NSF award Research topic: Scaling-up understanding of biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning Required… Read more »

Postdoctoral Researcher in nitrogen and carbon cycling | Hubbard Brook LTER Site

General Description This position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Ecosystem Studies program addressing changes in nitrogen and carbon cycling in forests at the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site in New Hampshire. The work will involve a mixture of modeling and measurements focused on how changes in atmospheric deposition,… Read more »

Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) Summer 2021 Fellowship Program

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide professional data management, archiving and publishing to ecologists. EDI has 16 fellowships available in its Data Management Training Program (June 14 – August 19, 2021). We are now requesting applications from undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students. Fellows will receive training… Read more »

Data Manager for Environmental Data Initiative (EDI), University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide professional data management, archiving and publishing to ecologists. We are hiring a full-time data manager to provide professional data publishing services to ecologists. Duties include curating and archiving a wide variety of datasets from researchers (write metadata, quality control,… Read more »

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Forest Carbon Futures in New England, Harvard Forest

The Harvard Forest invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow focused on analysis of forest carbon in New England. The successful candidate will be a member of Jonathan Thompson’s Landscape Ecology Lab and be part of the Harvest Forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program. The candidate will work with our existing landscape modeling framework… Read more »

Technical Aide – Kellogg Biological Station

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions. Unit Position Summary Field and lab technicians collect samples of soil, water, gas, and plants from research plots. Technicians prepare… Read more »

Summer Field Assistant – Arctic LTER

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for 2 summer field assistant positions on an ongoing ecological research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems Center and its programs, visit our web site at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/. Information about the… Read more »


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