OPPORTUNITIES

JOBS

• Mussel Survey and Lab Technician

The Minnesota DNR is seeking applicants for a Mussel Survey and Propagation and Research Lab Technician at the Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs in Lake City. Please feel free to forward this announcement to others that may be interested.

This position may be extended depending on funding and performance.

Also note that SCUBA certification is a requirement for this position, please indicate your certification on your application.

For job details, Go to the website
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- Department of Natural Resources - job number : 11789

For assistance or questions, contact:
Mike Davis
Ecological and Water Resources
mike.davis@state.mn.us


• Restoration Ecologist

Located in Springfield or Champaign, IL

The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. PRI houses 5 large scientific surveys covering a wide range of expertise including biology, water resources, climate, geology, sustainable technology and archaeology. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a large campus with many opportunities and programs.  The twin cities offer a variety of features including theaters, museums, restaurants, concert venues, parks, and recreation facilities.  The expanding industrial and business commerce throughout the area is an exciting proposition for Urbana-Champaign, yet we still are able to preserve a small-town feel.  Even with this growth, the area maintains a sense of community with smaller, established neighborhoods dominating the interior of both towns, while larger suburban housing is available on the outskirts. There are also delightful small towns within 20 miles of campus. The commute to work is not an issue in Urbana-Champaign! Most employees live within a 20 miles radius, and are able to make the trek within 20 minutes. Our area also has the pleasure of experiencing all four seasons, with average winters and summers in comparison to other US locales. The local public schools within C-U and surrounding areas offer a wide range of gifted programs, and there are several private schools within the area.

For Full job description, click HERE.

Applications must be received by March 10, 2017. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a cover letter detailing qualifications and skills; curriculum vitae; working e-mail address; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing.

For further information please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, 217-333-6897.
For technical questions, please contact: Alison Stodola


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MOLLUSK CLASSES
• Freshwater Mussel Season is fast approaching at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.  The NCTC now have 3 freshwater mussel training courses on the schedule for 2017, but these classes fill quickly so sign up today!

Freshwater Mussel Identification -
June 26 - 30, 2017 (Instructors: Kevin Cummings and Jess Jones).
Click here for more information and sign-up instructions.


Conservation Biology of Freshwater Mussels -
August 7 - 11, 2017 (Instructors: Chris Barnhart and Heidi Dunn)
Click here for more information and sign-up instructions.


Freshwater Mussel Propagation for Restoration -
September 18 - 22, 2017 (Instructors: Rachel Mair, Nathan Eckert, Tony Brady, Brian Simmons, Matthew Patterson)
Click here for more information and sign-up instructions.



• DIVISION OF MOLLUSCS Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology The Ohio State University

Division of Molluscs annual Freshwater Mussel ID Workshop
October 2-5 2017
. Lake Erie, Upper Mississippi, and Ohio River species will be covered.
Click here for more information and sign-up instructions.


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