GPMB Job Board

CofC students can use the Handshake app to access all positions listed with the College of Charleston Career Center. 

For Graduate Assistant opportunities with CofC offices across campus, visit the Graduate School's Assistantships page and click through to Offices that Hire Graduate Assistants 

Last Update: April 5, 2021

Full time positions

Research Coordinator, Sitka Sound Science Center (Alaska)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $38,000 - $40,000/year DOE
  • Last Date to Apply: 04/15/2021
  • Duties:
    • Ensure research needs are dealt with efficiently and competently 
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for visiting researchers
    • Provide technical services for research (plan projects, provide logistics, manage/analyze data, and write reports)
    • Provide information and ideas from research activities to the education team
    • Coordinate travel logistics and activities of Fellows in the Scientist in Residence Fellowship 
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience working in field or lab sciences
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Experience in providing logistics
    • Diver certification and boat handling experience
    • Understanding of the geography and people of southeastern Alaska
  • Contact Person: Ron Heintz, rheintz@sitkascience.org
  • Link to Reserach Coordinator Posting

Microbiologist II, Division of WIldlife Resources (Utah)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $23.97 - $25.92 Hourly
  • Last Date to Apply: 04/15/2021
  • Duties:
    • Perform laboratory analyses for State hatcheries and managed waters
    • Assist with annual fish health inspections
  • Qualifications:
    • BS degree in Fisheries & Wildlife, Biology, and/or Microbiology
    • knowledge of fish anatomy and necropsy procedures
    • knowledge of aseptic technique, cell culture methods, and pathogen/parasite identification techniques
    • knowledge of bacteriology, DFAT analysis, API methods, reagent and media preparation, and antibiotic sensitivity testing
    • knowledge of Qiagen extraction methods, nucleic acid enumeration, PCR, qPCR and troubleshooting
  • Contact Person: Karen Weir, kweir@utah.gov
  • Link to Microbiologist II Posting

Fisheries Technician, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (Colorado)

  • Temporary/Seasonal Position
  • Salary: $15.00 - 16.25/hr DOE
  • Start Date: 06/01/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 04/16/2021
  • Duties:
    • Assist in the deployment of electrofishing units, gill nets, trap nets, and seines
    • Assist with standardized sampling of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers
    • Help conduct stream reclamations, spawning operations, fish stocking, and fish salvages
    • Perform equipment and facilities mainanence
    • Perform data entry
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience with the items mentioned above
    • Willing to work in remote wilderness
    • Degree (or progress towards a degree) in fish and wildlife biology or a related field
    • Valid Driver’s License and transportation to and from the work duty station
  • Contact Person: Tyler Swarr and Paul Winkle, tyler.swarr@state.co.us
  • Link to Fisheries Technician Posting

Stream Survey Crew Members, Great Basin Institute / US Fish and Wildlife Service (Nevada)

  • Full time Position (Temporary - 30 weeks)
  • Salary: $15.00/hour
  • Last Date to Apply: 05/11/2021
  • Duties:
    • Gather data on the status of stream and riparian habitats throughout the Elko District
    • Coordinate with agency staff and GBI personnel to sample designated streams/reaches according to specified protocols
    • Camp in remote sites during work days 
    • Maintenance of equipment, data management, planning, and communication
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a closely related field
    • Field experience in techniques for stream surveys
    • Ability to navigate with compasses, maps, and handheld GPS units
    • Physically fit to work outdoors and carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
    • Knowledge of the Great Basin ecoregion of eastern Nevada (preferred)
  • Link to Stream Survey Crew Members Posting

Aquatic Invasive Species Diver, Invasive Solutions (New York)

  • Temporary/Seasonal Position
  • Salary: $17.50 - $20.00
  • Start Date: 06/01/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 05/22/2021
  • Housing for divers will be provided if necessary  
  • Duties:
    • Load gear and equipment onto and off of the boat
    • Use SCUBA to hand harvest aquatic invasive plants 
    • Describe invasive growth in the work site
    • Remove and dispose of aquatic invasives from the boat 
    • Clean the boat and remove any trash 
  • Qualifications:
    • PADI SCUBA certified (or equivalent) 
    • Reliable source of transportation
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Good communication skills
    • Carry up to 50-60 lbs. 
  • Contact Person: Steven Dvorak, sdvorak@isdiveco.com
  • Link to Aquatic Invasive Species Diver Posting

Staff Biologist, Contour Environmental (Georgia)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $30,000 - $50,000 DOE
  • Last Date to Apply: 05/30/2021
  • Duties:
    • Carry out Aquatic Resource Delineations
    • Perform water assessments, Section 404 CWA Permitting, and Stream Buffer Encroachment Variances
    • Write technical reports
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources, Biology, or closely related field
    • Experience with Aquatic Resource Delineations / Natural Resources related work
    • Experience with report writing/document preparation
    • Experience in field research and/or data collection
    • Knowledge of ArcGIS, Trimble Pathfinder, and/or AutoCAD (preferred)
  • Contact Person: Andrew Riess, ariess@contourenv.com
  • Link to Staff Biologist Georgia Posting

Fisheries Biologist, Blessed Bayou Wildlife & Fisheries (Texas)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: DOE
  • Last Date to Apply: 06/01/2021
  • Duties:
    • Electrofishing surveys, aquaculture, fish stocking/transport, and lake/pond design
    • Writeups of lake and pond management bids and reports
    • Water quality management and analysis
    • Aquatic invasive species/aquatic vegetation control
    • Installation of aeration systems, fountains, artificial fish habitats, and fish feeders
  • Qualifications:
    • Coursework in fisheries, environmental sciences, or a natural resources related field
    • Ability to drive a truck and trailer
    • B.S. or higher degree in fisheries, environmental sciences, or a natural resources related field (preferred)
    • Experience operating an electrofishing boat and using electrofishing data (preferred)
    • Experience with aquatic plant/animal identification, invasive vegetation control, and an understanding of water chemistry (preferred) 
  • Contact Person: Holly Vesely, holly@blessedbayou.com
  • Link to Fisheries Biologist Texas Posting

Biological Scientist (Environmental), Department of the Air Force (various locations) 

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $43,251 to $68,777
  • Last Date to Apply:  11/08/2021
  • Duties:
    • Perform specific, and limited work assignments that are normally minor phases of broader assignments
    • Assist in coordinating projects with engineers, biological scientists, physical scientists, and community planners
    • Comply with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures
  • Qualifications:
    • Master's or equivalent graduate degree
    • Professional knowledge of the biological sciences (environmental) concepts and principles
    • Knowledge to study environmental problems requiring investigation of unsanitary or questionable conditions
    • Basic knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations
    • Ability to search technical reports, manufacturers' catalogs, and other guidelines to obtain information
  • Link to Biological Scientist (Environmental) Posting

Aquarist I, Dynasty Marine Associates Inc. (Florida)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: DOE with benefits
  • Duties:
    • Unpack, pack, and ship various fish
    • Maintain logs of system parameters
    • Clean and maintain tanks
    • Feed and provide medication to fish
    • Provide aid for special projects
  • Qualifications:
    • Detail oriented, with an ability to multitask
    • 6 months to one-year experience in a commercial aquarium facility (preferred)
    • Ability to work flexible and extended hours
  • Link to Aquarist I, Dynasty Marine Associates Inc. Posting

Field Marine Biologist / Scallop Program Observer, East West Technical Services (Massachusetts)

  • Salary: $40,000 - $55,000 Per Year
  • Full time Postion
  • Duties:
    • Observing ocean fishing activities
    • Record data for marine mammal sighting and fishing activities
    • Tally incidental takes of marine mammals, sea turtles, and sea birds on fishing vessels
    • Collect biological specimens from postmortem animals
  • Qualifications:
    • Successfull completion of a three-week training course 
    • Bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences (or 1 year of specialized experience)
    • Basic First Aid/ CPR certification 
    • Certification by a physician to be physically fit to work as an observer
  • Link to Field Marine Biologist Posting

Upper School Biology/Life Sciences Teacher, Dunn School (California)

  • Full time Position 
  • Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience 
  • Benefits: Medical and dental, retirement, housing and meals 
  • Start Date: Mid-August, 2021
  • Duties:
    • Teach life science, afternoon enrichment, and mini-term classes
    • Coach 1 season of after-school athletics or activities
    • Perform residential and weekend duties on occasion 
    • Advise 4-6 students
    • Participate in the Dunn School Leadership Program
  • Qualifications:
    • Life Sciences teaching experience in a 9th- through 12th-grade educational environment
    • Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree preferred)
    • A growth mindset, flexibility,  and openness to collaboration and experimentation
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Ability to integrate technology when teaching
  • Link to Upper School Biology/Life Sciences Teacher Posting

Marine Science/Oceanography Instructor, Sea|Mester (locations vary)  

  • Full Time
  • Competitive
  • Duties:
    • Teach to college-level marine science courses, Oceanography and Introduction to Marine Biology to include lecture and practical activities
    • Developing and grading quizzes and exams, grading papers and presentations
    • Playing active role in every aspect of life afloat, mentoring students, participation in sailing and scuba activities, cooking, cleaning, and provisioning
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum of Master’s degree in Oceanography or Marine Science with 18 or more credits of documented oceanography or marine science classes taken at master’s level or hight.
    • Experience teaching to an undergraduate level
    • Additional qualifications: PADI Divemaster or Instructor; USCG captains license; RYA/MCA Yachtmaster or Master of Yachts 200 ton; Emergency Medical Technician or other similar medical certification
    • Contact: Kris Stevenson kris.s@gxg.org
  • Link to Marine Science/Oceanography Instructor Posting


Assistantships/Fellowships/Internships

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Research Opportunity, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Minnesota) 

  • Internship
  • Salary: Competitive Monthly Stipend
  • Last Date to Apply: 05/26/2021
  • Duties: 
    • Evaluate and compare the efficacy of tools, measurements, and ecological indicators
    • Develop and apply innovative models, survey designs, and/or remote sensing and genetic indicators to understand the risks of HABs
    • Develop models describing the dispersal, population, and food web dynamics of HAB-forming species 
    • Present research results at conferences and workshops
    • Contribute to the preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles 
  • Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in relevant field
    • Experience conducting research and communicating scientific information (Preferred)
    • Experience with statistical or geospatial analysis, data management, bioinformatics, etc. (Preferred)
    • Experience working with aquatic organisms (Preferred)
    • Experience with DNA extraction and other molecular techniques (Preferred)
  • Contact: EPArpp@orau.org 
  • Link to HABs Research Intern Posting

Outreach Educator Intern, Dunes Learning Center (Indiana)

  • Internship
  • $335 weekly stipend, average 40 hours per week
  • Start Date: 06/04/2021
  • Last Day to Apply: 05/28/2021
  • Duties:
    • Facilitate virtual and in-person programs
    • Assist in the development of Outreach programs
    • Communicate with school teachers and coalition staff for teacher training workshops, and other program meetings
    • Assist in the maintenance, inventory, and data entry of all program supplies, equipment, facilities, and grant tracking needs
    • Actively participate to support fundraising efforts
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Teaching experience with children in a formal or non-formal setting
    • Proficient in Google applications
    • Experience with environmental education and/or interpretation desired as well as knowledge of the local ecology of the Calumet Region
    • Design and drawing skills
    • Ability to speak Spanish desired
  • Contact: Erin Crofton, 219.395.9555, employment@duneslearningcenter.org
  • Link to Outreach Educator Intern Posting

Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit Fellowship, FBI (Virginia)

  • Fellowship/Visiting Scientist Program, Full or Part time
  • Stipend based on academic and professional background
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Duties:
    • Participating in forensic research initiatives utilizing state-of-the-art equipment under the mentorship of CFSRU scientists
    • May be invovled in wide range of research, including: human identification, detection of bio-threat agents, characterization and comparison of forensic materials, mass spectrometry applications to chemical and biological analyses, etc,
    • Under guidance of a mentor may also: conduct searches of scientific literature, design experimental plans, conduct field tests, analyze instrumental data/document results, etc.
  • Qualifications:
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Completed requirements for a Bachelor's, Master, or Ph.D. with in the last five years by start date of the appointment
    • Undergo extensive FBI backgound investigation and meet suitability criteria
  • Contact: FBIrpp@orau.org
  • Link to CFSRU Fellowship/Visiting Scientist Posting