GPMB Job Board

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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: Oct. 28th, 2021

Full time positions

Ecologist I, Lindahl Reed, Inc (Alaska)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: DOE
  • Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2021
  • Duties:
    • Monitor terrestrial haul outs of Pacific walruses
    • Record environmental data, vessel and/or aircraft activity, and animal behavior
    • Conduct carcass surveys and collect biological data
    • Prepare technical reports and conduct outreach activities
    • Assist with budget tracking and program purchases
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology, ecology, or related field
    • Technical knowledge of Pacific walrus ecology and biology
    • Knowledge and experience in marine mammal identification and observations
    • Ability to live and work in remote locations
    • Knowledge of basic spreadsheet, database management, GIS and R software
    • Comfortable working in bear country: Willing, able, and not legally prohibited from carrying a firearm. Current and familiar with Service policies on bear and firearm safety.
  • Link to Ecologist I Posting

Fisheries Biologist, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (Oklahoma)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $46,807.78 annually
  • Last Date to Apply: 11/04/2021
  • Duties:
    • Plan, organize, and direct the successful completion of assigned projects
    • Gather data regarding fish/wildlife populations and/or habitat
    • Collect fish/wildlife samples, specimens, and data
    • Record and analyze scientific data and prepare and submit detailed reports
    • Supervise both full time and temporary employees
    • Serve as advisor or Department representative in areas of special expertise
  • Qualifications: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Aquatic Resource Management or closely related field
    • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of fish and wildlife management
    • Experience with GIS and statistical applications (preferred)
  • Contact Person: Ken Kunningham
  • Link to Fisheries Biologist Posting

Ecologist, Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (Arkansas)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $40,340
  • Last Date to Apply: 11/17/2021
  • Duties: 
    • Collect, synthesize, and analyze data 
    • Research sources of pollution 
    • Monitor environmental impacts of development activities
    • Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, etc.
    • Design and direct studies to obtain technical environmental information
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, natural science, or related field
    • Two years of experience in environmental control or related area (education may substitute)
    • Experience developing and conducting lake and river water quality investigations (preferred)
    • Experience collecting and interpreting water quality, fish, and invertebrate data (preferred)
    • Experience with collection, preparation, and identification of phytoplankton and Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) samples (preferred)
    • Ability to collect, interpret, and display GIS/GPS data (preferred)
  • Contact Person: Brie Olsen
  • Link to Ecologist Posting

Aquatic Biologist, Aquatic Control, Inc. (Indiana)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $17.00/hour plus 1.5 times for work over 40  hours
  • Start Date: 02/01/2022
  • Last Date to Apply: 01/28/2022
  • Duties:
    • Apply aquatic herbicides and algaecides
    • Install and maintain aerators, fountains, and compressed air systems
    • Complete fish management surveys via electrofishing
    • Assist with report writing, data entry, and data management
    • General maintenance of trucks, boats, equipment, and grounds
    • Speak at pond clinics, trade shows, conferences, and public meetings
  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of experience in fisheries/aquatic science, agriculture, or natural resources
    • Experience with aquatic vegetation identification
    • Ability to drive a truck while trailering a boat
    • Basic mechanical ability (experience in outboard motor operation is a plus)
    • Ability to work in an outdoor environment (physical labor required)
  • Contact Person: Jimmy Ferguson
  •  Link to Aquatic Control, Inc.
  • Link to Aquatic Biologist Posting

 Wildlife Biologist I, SC Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $28,215.00 - $52,203.00
  • Duties:
    • Work on a diversity of research projects related to coastal environmental monitoring
    • Perform field-based sampling and monitoring
    • Perform laboratory-based sample processing
    • Assist with the collection/processing of weather, water, sediment, and biological data
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related area
    • Experience working in tidal creeks, estuaries, and nearshore environments (preferred)
    • Familiarity with the collection, manipulation, and interpretation of weather, water, sediment, and biological data (preferred)
    • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Access (preferred)
    • Ability to participate in field operations on an outboard vessel (preferred)
  • Link to Wildlife Biologist I Posting

Research Assistant in Water Quality, Auburn University (Alabama)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $28,000 - $46,700 DOE
  • Start Date: 02/01/2022
  • Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2021
  • Duties:
    • Participate in field sampling
    • Conduct lab analyses (phytoplankton and zooplankton enumeration, algal pigments, nutrients)
    • Maintain laboratory equipment
    • Maintain inventory and order supplies
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree (MS preferred) in biology, chemistry, ecology, or related field
    • Experience in field and laboratory water quality research and analytical chemistry
    • Experience with analytical analyses such as GC-MS and HPLC (preferred)
  • Contact Person: Alan Wilson
  • Link to Research Assistant in Water Quality 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


Assistantships/Fellowships/Internships

MS/PhD Openings_Environmental Science, University of Georgia (Georgia)

  • Graduate Assistantship
  • Salary: 23,980.00 - $25,916.00 (Yearly Salary)
  • Start Date: 08/20/2022
  • Last Date to Apply: 05/01/2022
  • Duties:
    • Research team focuses on the fate and transport of metals, including metal bioavailability and bioaccumulation, metal speciation and modeling, metal ecotoxicology, exposure modeling and risk assessment, and the use of treatment wetlands to remove metals
    • Applicant will be co-advised by Dr. Xiaoyu Xu and Dr. Peter Hazelton and enrolled in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
    • The student selected for this position will be stationed at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in Aiken, SC, when not taking classes
  • Qualifications:
    • B.S. degree in environmental sciences, chemistry, ecology, biogeochemistry, or a related discipline
    • Prior experience conducting field and laboratory work
    • Excellence in writing skills, communication skills, quantitative skills, ability to work independently, and enthusiasm for research
  • Contact Person: Xiaoyu Xu
  • Link to PhD Assistantship in Environmental Science Posting