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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Field opportunity for students in Southwest Alaska - please advertise!

From Allison Louthan, postdoctoral scholar at Duke:

 I’m looking for field technicians for some field work this summer. We’re looking for one more person who might be interested in some field work for about 3 weeks in June-July, generally between June 15 and July 15.  Room, board, and $100 a day are provided.  Workers will leave from Anchorage.

Generally easy field work (just recording data), but does involve backpacking a fair amount and camping at relatively remote field sites in the wilderness, up to high elevations. 

For more information, email  See her work at

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Opportunities at Mendenhall Visitors Center


Apply now for our summer Interpretive Park Ranger positions.  Our summer seasonal interpretive staff is a team of around 20 folks made up of temporary seasonals, Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns, and permanent seasonals.  Below you’ll find information on how to apply for the temporary seasonal and SCA positions.  Our summer season begins April 16th with 2 weeks of training and end late September. All p 

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 ositions are 40 hours/week and include evening and weekend work.  Government housing is available.


There are two ways to apply for our GS-5 Park Ranger position.


  1. Through USA Jobs at  Below is information to help you search for the position.  A document is also attached for tips on applying via USA Jobs. 


Job Information: GS-0025-05 Park Ranger (Interpretation)


Job Announcement #:  18-TEMP-R10-PRINT-S5DT-AM


Control #:  486063400


Open Date: 13-DEC-2017


Close Date: 19-DEC-2017


You may access this vacancy announcement on the USAJobs website at on the date the jobs open with either the Announcement # or the Control # listed above.

Vacancies will open in USAJobs at 12:00am and close at 11:59:59pm Eastern Time on the dates listed.


  1. If you now, or have you ever lived or worked in or near Juneau, Alaska, you can apply with the ANILCA application attached.  The application includes instructions on how to apply. You are welcome to apply via ANILCA and USAjobs. You do not have to choose one or the other.  This gives you more than one opportunity to make the qualified hiring list.


Job Information: GS-0025-05 Park Ranger (Interpretation)


Job Announcement #:  No announcement #. See attached ANILCA application.


Open Date: 13-DEC-2017


Close Date: 21-DEC-2017



SCA Internship

Just getting started in the field of interpretation? Become an intern at the Mendenhall Glacier. The internships are from April 16th through late September.  As an SCA intern, you will receive a travel allowance to get to and from Juneau, housing at the Forest Service bunkhouse, and a $200 weekly stipend. Visit for more information.  To find the position, go to, scroll down until you see ‘Search Positions’ and then type ‘Mendenhall’ as the key word.  We recommend applying by mid-January but applications later than that might be considered.



Questions?  Please contact me (nolsen@fs.fed.us907-789-6636), Laurie Lamm (llamm@fs.fed.us907-789-6630), or John Neary (jneary@fs.fed.us907-789-6637).


Thursday, December 07, 2017

Wildlife field course opportunity

For immersive field ecology experiences in western Montana . . .

Get Out There! = = = >! (Ctrl click for video)

Summers at Flathead Lake Biological Station, Montana, USA

University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is the place to go for high quality and rewarding hands-on learning in all areas of field ecology, taught outside under the open sky. Coupled with contemporary and cutting-edge methods and technologies, the FLBS summer acaemic program offers rich and rigorous field ecology experiences taught by outstanding faculty from UM and beyond.

Courses begin June 25, 2018 and run through August 17, 2018.

For Important Dates and Deadlines, Courses Offered, Scholarships and Logistics information, check the FLBS website at: or a pdf of the brochure at:

We have 12 great courses in both aquatic and terrestrial realms that will be of interest to students ranging from “sophomores-to-be” (Field Ecology) to upperclassmen to early grad students. See flier below for complete course list.

Here are some relevant pieces of info:

-   small class sizes, great faculty, students from around the USA, non-USA students welcome

-   immersive learning, featuring field methods and interactions with natural resource professionals

-   new courses for 2018: “Environmental Sensors: Designing Building and Deploying in the Field” and “Field Methods in Ornithology”

-   earn 1 to 13 credits in 1 to 8 weeks in 300 and 400 level courses, graduate early

-   credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities

-   many scholarships available

-   apply by Jan. 12 for $100 discount, pay in fully by Apr. 30 for $100 discount!

-   easy online application process


Since 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana.  2018 is going to be the best summer yet!


Students are already applying online at!


Join us on the shores of Flathead Lake for Summer Session 2018!

For summer session inquiries, contact Marie Kohler, or call 406-982-3301 ext. 221.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Camp Denali and North Face Lodge in Denali National Park guide opportunity

Employment Opportunity

Camp Denali and North Face Lodge in Denali National Park, Alaska are looking for skilled and experienced Naturalist Guides beginning summer of 2018. 

Our naturalist guides are teachers of experiential learning, backcountry hiking guides, and competent drivers.  Guides are responsible for: leading lodge guests into the trail-less backcountry of Denali National Park; using creative teaching techniques to expand the guests’ knowledge of Alaskan ecosystems and to encourage land stewardship; and safely transporting people over the unpaved, mountainous park road.  The position is usually combined with positions in other departments depending on company needs.

Current WFR and CPR certifications and a solid academic background in the natural sciences are required (MS preferred).   Experience in arctic/sub-arctic or alpine regions is desired.  This is a rewarding and challenging position, set in an unparalleled location, among an interesting, committed, and conservation-minded community of staff.  For over 60 years, Camp Denali and North Face Lodge have been family-owned and -operated lodges with a reputation for excellence. We seek to offer the highest quality experience for visitors who venture out with our diverse and qualified staff of naturalists.  This is not your average job in Denali.

A three-season commitment is required.  Applications are due January 5, 2018.  Early applications are encouraged with interviews beginning early December.  For more information or to apply, please see the employment page at or contact


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2018 Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

I am enlisting your assistance in advertising the 2018 Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at California State University, Monterey Bay to your students. We are now accepting applications for our 2018 summer program.

Students in our REU program can choose to conduct research in Monterey Bay in the following areas (the list of research topics within each area is not exhaustive):

Marine Biology and Ecology (includes population ecology, kelp forest ecology, marine landscape ecology, marine microbiology, population genetics, ecophysiology and biomechanics)

Ocean Engineering (includes ocean robotics, autonomous underwater vehicle design, computer programming, scientific instrumentation development)

Oceanography (includes ocean current modeling, ocean-atmosphere interactions, ocean acidification and plankton ecology)

Marine Geology (includes deep sea canyon formation, coastal hydrology, seafloor mapping, coastal erosion, plate tectonics and marine biogeochemistry)

In addition to electing to work with mentors at CSU Monterey Bay students can also elect to work with mentors at our Monterey Bay area REU partner institutions. These include:

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute 
Moss Landing Marine Labs
Naval Postgraduate School

Students will be provided with a $5,000 stipend in addition to support for travel, room and board. REU students will also receive post REU support to attend conferences and in applying to graduate programs. The application portal will close on February 16th, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. Our 10 week summer program will run from June 3rd to August 11th, 2016. Additional program details can be found on our homepage:

We especially encourage applications from student groups historically underrepresented in the Ocean Sciences and students from institutions where research opportunities are limited (Junior/Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges, HBCUs and HSIs). Preference is given to student applicants who are current sophomores or juniors.


Please feel free to have your students contact us at our REU email address ( with their questions. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your assistance and hope everyone is doing well.Corey

Corey Garza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

School of Natural Sciences

Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA, 93955

CSUMB Main Campus Office (831) 582-3024

CSUMB Ryan Ranch Office (831) 582-3496

Fax (831) 582-4122


Monday, October 23, 2017

Undergraduate Research opportunity with BLaST

The Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program invites undergraduates at UAS, UAF, and Ilisagvik College to submit proposals for undergraduate research during the Spring 2018 semester.  Up to $2,500 will be awarded to students who have identified a project and mentor in biomedical or health research


The overarching goal of BLaST is to enhance undergraduate training and mentoring in biomedical research through increased diversity of students, increased integration of research and teaching, and enhanced integration of rural campuses into a cohesive biomedical community in Alaska.


BLaST is one of ten Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) initiatives funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). 


To learn more and apply go to


Applications are due November 19, 2017.


If you need help identifying a project and/or finding a mentor visit the BLaST Website, email, or call 907-474-5111.



The BLaST Team

Monday, October 16, 2017

Visiting Faculty Program to work with the US DOE

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research appointment opportunities for fulltime faculty from areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Internship opportunities for STEM undergraduate or graduate students from the visiting faculty member’s institution, made at the visiting faculty member’s option, is available through an invitation process. The application system for the  Term Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on January 12, 2018.

The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) goal is to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and students at institutions of higher education historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce that addresses DOE mission areas. Through direct collaboration with research staff at DOE host laboratories, VFP appointments provide an opportunity for faculty and their students to develop skills applicable to programs at their home institutions; this helps increase the STEM workforce in DOE science mission areas at institutions historically under-represented within the DOE enterprise. Appointments are for 10 weeks during the Summer term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 75 faculty appointments, and 50 student internships, are sponsored annually.

Application is made online. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available at:

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

URECA 2018 - Applications due Novemember 20 by 5:00 PM

Attention All UAS Undergraduate Students, the 2018 URECA Award application for funding is now available!

UAS is excited to announce that this year’s Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activity (URECA) application period is now open.  If you have a research or creative project that you would like to undertake, please consider applying for funding through URECA.  We can offer up to $2,500 to selected students who design and complete their own projects with the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Application forms (either word or pdf document) are attached. Challenge yourself to dig into something you’ve always been curious about!  Read the application and see if it fits your project.  All majors are welcome to apply.

Important dates to note:

  • Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 pm, November 20, 2017.
  • Award and funding notification for successful applicants will take place in January 2018.
  • Projects must be completed by June 15, 2018.
  • Successful applicants will present their projects to the UAS community at the April 2018 URECA symposium or another approved venue.

More information about URECA, including summaries of previous projects, is available at:

If you have questions about the URECA program please contact Assistant Professor Brian Buma ( or Grant Proposal Coordinator Kelly Jensen ( 

This could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for!


2018 URECA Student Awards Application
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 Paula J.S. Martin, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences and Interim Vice-Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs

University of Alaska Southeast 

223 Soboleff Building

11066 Auke Lake Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Undergraduate Student Opportunity

Undergraduate Student Opportunity:  two REU positions in northern Alaska

We are seeking enthusiastic undergraduate researchers interested in summer
field research in Alaska for two REU positions in the Bret-Harte and Ruess
labs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Our overall research objective
is to understand the ecosystem and global consequences of potential future
changes in arctic vegetation.  In this project, we are focusing on the
mechanisms by which increasing abundance of large deciduous shrubs in tundra
ecosystems may alter the near-surface cycling of C and N, and feedbacks to
further vegetation change. You will assist with fieldwork in arctic tundra
and laboratory work consisting of tasks such as plant sorting and data
entry. You will collaborate closely with the principal investigators,
graduate students, and technicians to develop an independent research
project of your own that will build on the ongoing research, and will
present your work at an informal symposium at the Toolik Field Station. In
addition, you will attend weekly seminars on the research at the station.
You will be based at the Toolik Field Station, north of the Brooks Range in
arctic Alaska (, which is the focus of research by
nearly >100 scientists who work on a variety of terrestrial and aquatic
ecology projects.  The positions will last approximately 10 weeks, starting
in mid-June, though there is some flexibility.

Class background in plant ecology, botany, ecosystem ecology, statistics,
and computer science would be an advantage.  Experience in field or
laboratory, experience with data analysis, and experience working in a
remote field site is preferred.  You should have skills with plant
identification, data collecting and recording, data manipulation in Excel,
and data analysis. You must be willing to work in the field, occasionally
under adverse weather conditions.  A valid U.S. drivers’s license is
preferred.  Competent, careful, emotionally mature, and enthusiastic people
desired!  We want the work to be both fun and challenging.  You must be a
U.S. citizen or permanent resident and currently enrolled in an
undergraduate degree program, with graduation expected no sooner than fall
2017.  You must provide a copy of your social security card at the time of
employment.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this position, send 1) a copy of your resume,
including the names and contact information for 3 references, 2) a list of
your coursework in biology, ecology, chemistry, and math/statistics, and 3)
a cover letter than explains why you are interested, describes your
background and research experience, and includes anything that you think
would convince us that you are the most appropriate person for this
position, to Syndonia Bret-Harte, by April 10, 2017.
 We will contact you to discuss the position.

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