OPPORTUNITIES

JOBS
• Mussel Propagation Biologist

We are hiring a full-time, mussel propagation biologist at the VA Fisheries and Aquatic Wildlife Center at the USFWS’ Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery in Charles City, VA. Information regarding the position, and how to apply, can be found HERE

If anyone has questions regarding the position, you can contact me directly brian.watson@dgif.virginia.gov
If you know of anyone that might be interested, please pass along the information. Thanks.


For more information CLICK HERE

• Aquatic Conservation Field Technician II

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is looking for a full-time temporary (6 month) Aquatic Conservation Field Technician II to assist with freshwater mussel surveys in Gulf and Atlantic Slope rivers for the 2020 field season starting in mid April.

Housing is provided! Feel free to post and share this ad with anyone who might be interested. Please see the attached ad for specifics and a printable version.
Any questions or concerns can be sent directly to Matthew Rowe at matthew.rowe@dnr.ga.gov


For more information CLICK HERE

• TRC Companies Inc.

1 - MUSSEL BIOLOGIST - Cleveland, OH - For more information CLICK HERE

2 - MUSSEL BIOLOGIST - Gahanna, OH - For more information CLICK HERE
3 - MUSSEL BIOLOGIST - Charleston, WV - For more information CLICK HERE

• Entry Level Freshwater Mussel/Aquatic Biologist.

EcoAnalysts, Inc. currently has an opening for a freshwater biologist to assist with mussel, fish and invertebrate sampling and data analysis. Position will include fieldwork throughout the Midwest, proposal preparation, project management, supervision of field crews, equipment maintenance, data analysis, and report preparation. 


For more information CLICK HERE

• Mid-level Freshwater Mussel/Aquatic Biologist.

EcoAnalysts, Inc. currently has an opening for a freshwater biologist to assist with mussel, fish and invertebrate sampling and data analysis. Position will include fieldwork throughout the Midwest, proposal preparation, project management, supervision of field crews, equipment maintenance, data analysis, and report preparation. 


For more information CLICK HERE


• Outreach notice with directions on how to apply for State of WV Wildlife Biologist 3 register which is the register from which we pull applicants.

All interested persons need to be on the register prior to the actual posting of the position. Once the position is posted there is not adequate time to apply. We are not sure when we will actually post the position but hopefully sometime in March.
Virginia Commonwealth University


For more information CLICK HERE

• Graduate Position - Endangered Freshwater Mussel Conservation Research -
Virginia Commonwealth University

For more information CLICK HERE

• Full-time Research Intern-Biologist position at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center-UWL

PDF job Posting CLICK HERE
For more info/UWL sitejob posting, CLICK HERE

• Full-time Senior Aquatic Biologist position at Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Normandeau Associates, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Senior Aquatic Biologist position. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of our Principal Aquatic biologist and will work on variety of threatened and endangered species, stream and natural resource projects in the public and private sectors." Please see the link below for additional information on this position.

For more info, CLICK HERE

• PhD Graduate Assistantships – thermal tolerance and evaluating the conservation status of threatened mussels in Texas

2 PhD assistantships are available under the supervision of Dr. Charles Randklev and Dr. Roel Lopez in the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The first assistantship will focus on testing lethal and sublethal temperature tolerances for three threatened mussel species from west Texas. The second assistantship will focus on evaluating the conservation status of mussels throughout the state.

For more info, CLICK HERE

• Doctoral postition biology:ecosystem function or host-parasite interactions

The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology has an opening for one full-time Ph. D. position at the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences in the field of stream ecology, with focus on either the role of mussels for ecosystem function or host-parasite interactions.

For more info, CLICK HERE


• Propagation biologist position for MN DNR in Lake City, MN

Quick turnaround time - closing date: 1/7/2019
For Details, click HERE, or
Posting Information can be found at:
https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/search-for-jobs/
(External Applicants, Keyword: 29191)

For assistance or questions,
contact the Job Information Line at 651.259.3637
or email careers@state.mn.us


• Internship at Minesota DNR

Minnesota DNR is offering up to four intern positions this field season. SCUBA certification is required as we will be spending considerable time with surveys and monitoring of sites on big rivers – Mississippi River in MN, WI, IA and Illinois and the St Croix River in MN.
Interns will also get experience associated with propagation and rearing of mussels at our lab and with setting up reintroduction sites on smaller rivers in MN.

The link below is a PDF providing instructions on how to apply. Feel free to contact any of us here at the Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs with questions or assistance. Thanks for your interest!

For more info, CLICK HERE


• Environmental Scientist/Aquatic Biologist - West Virginia

AllStar Ecology, LLC. an environmental consulting firm located near Fairmont and Morgantown, West Virginia is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for a full-time Aquatic Biologist position. Under the supervision of our Lead Aquatic Biologist, the successful candidate will work on various stream and wetland projects for private, public, and non-profit sectors.

For more info, CLICK HERE


• PhD Graduate Assistantship in Large River Unionid Ecology @ Central Michigan University

A fully-funded PhD assistantship is available under the supervision of Dr. Dave Zanatta and Dr. Daelyn Woolnough in the Institute for Great Lakes Research and Department of Biology at Central Michigan University (CMU). The projects that the student will be involved with are funded by the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is a collaboration between CMU, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, the US Geological Survey, and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). The student will be instrumental in designing and helping to implement (with other CMU students and collaborators listed above) large-scale surveys for native freshwater mussels in the Detroit River (in summer 2019) and St. Clair River (summer 2020). The student will also be responsible for developing, implementing, and testing habitat models for native mussels in these large river systems.

For more info, CLICK HERE


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MOLLUSK CLASSES
"Freshwater Mussels of West Virginia: Life History and Identification" 
(February 24-28, 2020) - WVU Natural History Museum

During the week of February 24-28, 2020, the WVU Natural History Museum will be offering a professional development course titled “Freshwater Mussels of West Virginia: Life History and Identification” to be taught by mussel biologist Janet Clayton of the WVDNR.

The course consists of one week of intensive work on all aspects of freshwater mussels. Topics include species identification, life history, ecology, conservation status, and management. The class will feature both lectures and hands-on identification of the freshwater mussels found in West Virginia’s waters.
The class fills a need for many natural resource professionals from a variety of state and private agencies to be taught the skills they need to assess streams and rivers for this sensitive taxa and its habitat.

While a test will be offered at the end of the course, the course is not designed to provide the novice the knowledge and experience to immediately become certified to conduct mussel surveys in WV. It is designed to give the novice a starting point in learning techniques for identification of mussels in WV. You would then take that knowledge and hopefully work with more experienced surveyors to continue to develop your experience.

For those experienced individuals working in other parts of North America, this class will give you a chance to study shell forms found within WV and the upper Ohio River Basin. If upon passing the identification test and if you meet the experience criteria, you may be certified to work in WV streams.

The course will be taught at the North Bend State Park (http://www.northbendsp.com ) located in Harrisville, WV. The resort offers food and lodging to accommodate needs of class participants traveling from a distance. Click HERE for a pdf of the flyer for a course outline and registration information..


FOR MORE INFORMATION - call 304.293.3687
Or email donna.hartman@mail.wvu.edu
Click here for more information and sign-up instructions.


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