GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

Graduate student to take over an established amphibian and reptile monitoring program on the Delmarva Peninsula of Maryland. The project is funded by the Nature Conservancy and involves monitoring the re-colonization of a restored wetland complex adjacent to a natural area supporting a complex of Delmarva Bays. The project will run for 2 years and will serve as the basis for a M.S. thesis. Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for Towson University and the Department of Biological Sciences (http://wwwnew.towson.edu/biologicalsciences/graduate_program.html).
The successful applicant must be a self starter, enjoy field work and be willing to recruit and oversee undergraduate assistants.

Support: Teaching Assistantship
$8000/academic year + tuition waiver (value up to $5000)
$3000/summer

Start Date: August, 2004

Contact: Don C. Forester, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252
(410) 704-2385
dforester@towson.edu


GRADUATE RA POSITION

(Conservation Biology Of Amphibians; The Evolutionary Ecology Of Ambystomatid Salamanders)
Full-time temporary position, Western Kentucky

Opportunity Description: Graduate Research Assistant, Center of Excellence in Ecosystem Studies (CEES), Murray State University. Two full-time positions to begin January or August 2005. Qualifications: B.S. in biology, ecology, or related discipline. Previous experience with amphibians and/or field and laboratory experiments highly desirable. Responsibilities: To conduct research on: a. conservation biology of amphibians; or b. the evolutionary ecology of ambystomatid salamanders while completing an M.S. degree in Water Science. Salary: $12,000 per year.

To Apply: Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, and email addresses of at least three references to: Dr. Howard Whiteman, Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071 (howard.whiteman@murraystate.edu). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

For more info, contact: Dr. Howard Whiteman
Department of Biological Sciences
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
(howard.whiteman@murraystate.edu)


STUDENT AMPHIBIAN FIELD TECHNICIAN POSITION AVAILABLE

Needed: a student contractor to help with amphibian field surveys as part of the U.S. Geological Surveys' Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) northeast program located at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD.

This position is particularly suited for biology majors who will have graduated by January 2005 and have previous experience in herpetology in the mid-Atlantic region.

Contact: Robin Elizabeth Jung
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Rd.
Laurel, MD 20708
301.497.5875
301.497.5784 (FAX)
robin_jung@usgs.gov


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Full-Time Temporary Position Assisting With Survey And Monitoring Of Flatwoods Salamanders

Opportunity Location: Panama City, Florida

Opportunity Description: Pay is $10/hour. Projected to last until mid June with possible extension. The successful applicant will assist with survey and monitoring of flatwoods salamanders. Includes conducting dipnet surveys for flatwoods salamander larvae, herptofauna trapping via drift fences/funnel traps and interacting with public land managers on the Point Washington and Pine Log Wildlife Management Areas. Minimum Qualifications: The prospective employee should have at least a bachelors degree with a major in a biological, environmental, or related scientific discipline. Must possess good herp ID skills and good interpersonal skills. Larval amphibian ID skills a real plus. Proficiency and/or familiarity with GPS data collection and ArcView GIS mapping is an asset and would considerably enhance the candidates suitability for employment. Valid drivers license and ability to drive 4WD vehicle required.

To Apply: Send a letter of introduction describing your qualifications specific to this position, a resume that includes a brief summary of relevant experiences, along with the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references to:

Fred Robinette
District Wildlife Biologist Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
3911 Highway 2321
Panama City, FL 32409-1658
Fred.Robinette@MyFWC.com

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES THAT WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED ALIENS WHO CAN PROVIDE PROOF OF THEIR IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY.