Postdoctoral Fellowship – Experiential Learning & Field Research
Friday, September 29, 2023 02:38 PM

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Experiential Learning & Field Research

University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory

Start Date:           

Negotiable – as late as January 2024


$40-50K based upon qualifications; full benefits; yearly renewal


Georgetown, South Carolina (transition housing available!)

Search Status:   

Screening begins October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  


We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to support the immersive Semester@TheCoast program we host at Baruch Marine Field Lab each Spring semester. This multidisciplinary program weaves elements of coastal zone ecology with our unique South Carolina Lowcountry history and culture, much focused on experiential learning opportunities on the 16,000 acres of Hobcaw Barony and regional nature preserves. The postdoctoral fellow will serve as program coordinator for the Semester@TheCoast, focusing on coordinating courses and their associated field activities with all other program elements (e.g., guest speakers, regional tourism, themed dinners, and other extra-curricular activities). The option exists for limited teaching opportunities if desired. Secondarily, there will be an expectation to develop independent research leveraging existing projects at Baruch Marine Field Lab, pursue grant opportunities to fund those new research avenues, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. One opportunity is a newly initiated Marine Debris Challenge grant project, focused on advancing the science and engineering of non-plastic, nature-based alternatives for coastal environmental restoration (e.g., jute reef prisms), water quality protection (e.g., fully organic erosion control geotextiles), and aquaculture (e.g., biodegradable clam netting). The balance of the postdoctoral fellow’s activities will be tailored to the skill- and experience-set of the successful applicant to maximize individual professional development.


Applicants will have secured a PhD in a related discipline (e.g., Environmental Science, Marine Science, Ecology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biology, etc.). Preferred qualifications include familiarity with coastal ecosystems, program management experience, teaching/mentoring experience with undergraduates, and a demonstrated ability to work independently.

To Apply:            

Send application packets to William Strosnider ([email protected]) with the subject “SATC Postdoc Application”.  Packets should be a single PDF with a 1) 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the project with respect to your career goals and experience, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references.

Assistant Director: University of California's James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve
Sunday, September 24, 2023 01:42 PM

Assistant Director Opening at University of California's James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve

Title Museum Scientist (posting # 30788098)

This position serves as the Assistant Director of a major UCR-administered Natural Reserve System Reserve station (James San Jacinto Reserve and Oasis de Los Osos Reserve). The James Reserve is UC-owned land in the San Jacinto Mountains that abuts a large area of protected National Forest lands in the Hall Canyon Research Natural Area. It is located near the small community of Idyllwild at an elevation of about 2,200 meters. The San Jacinto Mountains are home to a mixture of plants characteristic of many different regions, including the Sierra Nevada, Baja California, the coast, and the desert, as well as a number of endemic species. Research at the James Reserve is comparably diverse and encompassed by extremes in scale, from the population biology of Drosophila to use of space shuttle photography and other remote sensing technologies to analyze local and regional biodiversity and the dynamics of community structure.

The Oasis de Los Osos Reserve, located at the west end of the Coachella Valley, is managed in association with the James Reserve. The reserve is sited on a steep elevational gradient near the base of the north-facing escarpment of Mount San Jacinto. A perennial stream, Lambs Creek, runs through Oasis de Los Osos, supporting one of the very few riparian woodlands in the Colorado Desert..


As Assistant Director, the incumbent will help the Resident Director supervise all visitors, as well as, day-to-day operations.  The Assistant Director will also coordinate and implement the improvement of current facilities; maintain grounds management; help maintain compliance with campus Environmental Health and Safety procedures; assist campus;  maintain reserve databases and files for museum collections, environmental monitoring and research programs.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have substantial experience with operation of heavy equipment (snow plows, tractors, chain saws) and that they are able to work in inclement conditions.

See a detailed job description (including salary range) and application portal at:!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_detail&requisition_id=30788098&profile_id=&module=jobs



Facilities and Grounds Manager - Deep Springs College
Wednesday, September 06, 2023 07:40 AM

Deep Springs College, a unique educational institution in the high desert of Eastern California, is actively seeking an experienced and proactive Facilities and Grounds Manager to maintain the facilities and grounds of our unique college in collaboration with a dynamic and motivated staff and student team. The successful candidate will ideally have journeyman-level skills in a trade and demonstrate competence and ingenuity in managing the residential infrastructure and physical resources of our campus and extensive grounds.

Job Summary

The Facilities and Grounds Manager's role is pivotal in maintaining and improving the physical environment of Deep Springs College. They ensure that the college's numerous structures and landscapes are well-maintained, ecologically-integrated, safe, and aesthetically pleasing, contributing significantly to the communities’ quality of life. Beyond this, the successful candidate will offer valuable mentorship and guidance to students through labor supervision thereby contributing to the college's holistic educational approach. This role is also integral to the college's long-term planning, sustainability, and resilience, by leading in critical areas that preserve the long-term value of the college property. They carry out the following responsibilities, with the help of a student maintenance team:

Key Responsibilities

1. Facilities Management:

a. Managing the potable water system and compliance with relevant state regulations.

b. Troubleshooting heating, electrical, and septic systems.

c. Identifying and managing general upkeep including painting, roofing, carpentry, windows, screens, etc.

d. Implementing our scheduled maintenance program for building and facilities.

e. Planning and maintaining grounds for campus and ranch landscaping and trees.

f. Repairing and construction of Campus and Ranch facilities, where needed.

g. Overseeing life safety systems routine maintenance performed by outside contractors.

h. Managing removal of trash and recycling from campus.

See full description at:

Web Developer - Toolik Field Station
Tuesday, September 05, 2023 11:55 AM

Web Developer

    • JOB NUMBER:525525
    • CLASSIFICATION:Information Systems Professional 3A
    • GRADE:Grade 80
    • WORK TYPE:Hybrid, On Campus, Remote, Remote within Alaska, Staff Full-time
    • ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT:University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
    • LOCATION:Fairbanks
    • CATEGORIES:Information Systems/Technology, Engineering/Computer Science


    Position Summary:

    Toolik Field Station (TFS) is a research station operated and managed by the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). TFS provides logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. TFS is seeking a full-time web developer to join our team. The web (full-stack) developer will have both front- and back-end web experience with a strong emphasis on web-based application and services development. They will continue the development of the Toolik Field Station website (front-end) and our web based applications through a dashboard that we call myToolik (back-end). This dashboard is database driven and has become fundamental to the day to day operations of the station to both staff and researchers visiting the station. Each member of our staff is committed to working to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. Toolik Field Station is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment to everyone at the station. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the Toolik community.





    Communication Under intermittent supervision of the Spatial and Environmental Data Center Manager, communicate with the Toolik Field Station staff about their needs for the web application system and website development. Communicate ideas in both technician and user-friendly language. Under administrative supervision by the SEDC Manager coordinate to prioritize competing web and web development needs.
    Troubleshooting Provide technical guidance, support, and training in the use of hardware, software, data storage, and security; and coordinate with staff at the UAF Office of Information Technology as needed. Analyze the potential causes of software and service problems, and implement solutions.
    Website development Toolik Field Station website provides access to information about TFS and an avenue to the myToolik System. Operate and maintain the TFS website in the UA’s web content management system by planning and developing website architectures, navigation schemes and page layouts using current web frameworks and scripting languages. Review major website changes with the TFS staff for comments and feedback. Regularly consult with staff to review pages and ensure content is up to date, accurate and organized appropriately. Collaborate with staff to create additional web-based applications for the website, such as the meteorological data query, plant herbarium, and the interactive guides (birds, mammals, fish, plants). Troubleshoot and resolve website problems or issues as they arise. Consult with University Relations staff to ensure compatibility of the Toolik website with UAF web and graphic guidelines. Follow ADA web accessibility standards. Ensure that all web-based applications and services are secure and comply with security recommendations and standards. Resolve issues as they occur.
    Server Administration Maintain and update multiple servers running Windows Server operating systems. Configure IIS web server. Renew and install security certificates. Perform software updates. Create and configure scheduled tasks. Make requests to and work with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) for user access as needed. Keep up-to-date on server systems that are used in similar work environments.
    Web application development Be the primary developer on a small cross-functional team in order to generate and automate business reports, dashboards/visualizations, data quality feedback loops/reports, and ad hoc reporting to support the decision making needs of Toolik Field Station staff and researchers. Identify opportunities for improvement and assess new technology and concepts that can add value to the use of information resources. Responsibilities include maintaining the performance, integrity and security of databases, websites, and web applications critical to Toolik Field Station operations. Maintenance and upkeep of the existing apps. Development of new components to the web applications in order to streamline data acquisition, communication, and planning of events and awards. Maintain and further develop the database management system using PHP and SQL best practices. Define, design and maintain a well integrated enterprise data management system, including data models, databases, analytics tools, and manages all associated access, metadata, data quality, data governance and other components that meet present and future needs of the myToolik System. Develop solutions for improving the usability and accessibility of the web applications. Implement web security protocols and updates to guard against online attacks. Collaborate closely with TFS Staff to develop specifications, goals, deliverables and timelines for web applications. Provide recommendations and implement solutions to improve, simplify and automate reporting processes, data usage, data quality/integrity and data analysis.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong knowledge of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.
    Strong knowledge of SQL and PHP.
    Ability to work with database administration tools, including but not limited to phpMyAdmin.
    Strong knowledge of data structures and ability to efficiently query/transform data using SQL.
    Familiarity with programming languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, or related and have a strong grasp of at least one.
    Strong working knowledge of programmatic flow including looping and conditionals.
    Strong knowledge of Content Management System (CMS) like Omni CMS.
    Knowledge of WCAG 2.0/Section 508/ADA for accessible and responsive design.
    On the job experience with collaborative design to support reporting, statistical analysis and ad hoc requests.
    Ability to conduct research into data quality issues and outliers.
    Ability to deploy, operate, and maintain web applications.
    Skilled at managing the day-to-day operation and maintenance of web applications and related hosting resources.
    Ability to think big picture and dive deep into details.
    Ability to maintain Network servers and certificates.
    Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
    Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
    Strong negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills
    Highly self-motivated and self-directed, with an ability to bring enthusiasm and energy to foster a collaborative team environment.

    Bachelor's degree in computer science, software development, software engineering or related field or equivalent education and experience.

    A minimum of two (2) years of experience involving:
    Programming web applications
    Operating, maintaining, and supporting web applications
    Gathering requirements, planning and documenting work, and leading the development of web projects

    Experience with two of the three computer languages HTML, JAVA, Python, CSS, or other related languages.

    Experience querying databases with SQL or similar.


    This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 80, based on education and experience.


    Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

    Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

    In the interview stage of the selection process, an example of your work will be requested.


    *To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Abby Dunham, Institute of Arctic Biology HR Coordinator, at [email protected] or (907) 474-7463.

    ADVERTISED:28 Aug 2023  Alaskan Daylight Time
    APPLICATIONS CLOSE:Open until filled

    Earthwatch RFP - 2023
    Monday, April 17, 2023 02:15 PM

    ***This announcement is for research projects that would begin in 2025***

    Earthwatch Institute is an international nonprofit organization that connects people with scientists worldwide to conduct environmental research and empower them with the knowledge they need to conserve the planet. Since 1971, Earthwatch has supported rigorous scientific research that promotes the advancement of scientific knowledge and action that addresses global change and helps sustain biodiversity.

    Earthwatch is very pleased, after a three-year COVID-induced hiatus from developing new projects, to seek pre-proposals from scientists for field-based research that actively engage citizen scientists (recruited by Earthwatch) in projects that address key conservation and sustainability issues in the following areas: 

    • Biodiversity Conservation
    • Marine Conservation
    • Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)

    In all of these areas, we are prioritizing research that will take measurable actions in addressing threats to terrestrial and marine biodiversity, ecosystem integrity, functionality and resiliency. We are also prioritizing engaging Indigenous leaders and scientists in braiding Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with Western scientific process and our model of participatory science to effectively mitigate and adapt to the threats associated with our rapidly changing climate.

    Please visit  to access detailed RFPs and a link to our portal for submitting pre-proposals for review. Earthwatch encourages members of groups historically underrepresented in the STEM disciplines, scientists local to the nation where the research takes place, and early-career scientists to apply.    

    The deadline for pre-proposal submissions is Friday, June 9, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT. 


    Please direct inquiries to: [email protected]

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