Thursday, August 30, 2007

Graduate Research Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Watershed Management

A Ph.D. level graduate research assistantship is available beginning as early as fall 2007 in the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). Project funding is anticipated to start in September 2007. The Department of Forestry offers graduate students an interdisciplinary learning experience in natural and social sciences, including fields such as land use planning, watershed management, forest recreation and community-based conservation. 

Project Title: Evaluating Watershed Health Risks through Integrated Water Quality Analyses, Community Capacity Assessments, and Outreach Appraisals  

Project Description:  This project is an interdisciplinary investigation of water quality and community capacity for planning and conservation with the overall goal of evaluating and communicating watershed and community health risks in eight sub-watershed communities. Research questions include,

  • What is the capacity of urban and rural communities in the sub-watersheds to engage in watershed planning and adopt comprehensive conservation strategies?
  • What capacity indicators are most strongly correlated with positive ecological, economic, and social outcomes?
  • What barriers or constraints to coordinated planning and cooperative conservation exist?

Specifically the student will join a collaborative team of scientists to conduct community capacity assessments in two urban and six rural subwatersheds in the Lower Kaskaskia River of southern Illinois. Community capacity indicators will be examined including community leadership, institutional support, community resources, social cohesion, shared vision, and collective action. Specific tasks are to: (1) conduct a literature review, (2) inventory social networks, leaders, and watershed information resources in the study communities, (3) conduct and analyze focus groups and interviews with key informants, and (4) communicate study findings to the research team, community stakeholders, and other scientists.  

The graduate research assistant will work with a team of researchers including social and watershed scientists from SIUC and Illinois State University.  

If you are interested, please contact:

    Dr. Mae Davenport

    Department of Forestry

    Southern Illinois University

    1205 Lincoln Dr., MC 4411

    Carbondale, IL 62901

    Phone: (618) 453-7476

Students are urged to apply as soon as possible. Minority students are encouraged to apply. 

For information about Southern Illinois University Carbondale, visit

For information about the Department of Forestry, visit


Assistant Professor -Fisheries Biology

Purdue University invites applicants for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Fisheries Biology.  This is a tenure-track, academic-year position that is functionally allocated between teaching and research.

- The successful candidate initially will teach courses in fisheries management, fish ecology, and participate in Natural Resources Practicum.  Development of a graduate course contributing to curricular objectives of the graduate faculty is desirable on an alternate-year basis.  Mentoring of students is expected. 

- The successful candidate will be expected to develop a dynamic, externally funded, internationally recognized research program that focuses on applied issues related to the conservation and management of aquatic resources.  Research interest may span levels of biological organization from sub-cellular to freshwater ecosystems.  We seek applicants who possess quantitative skills, embrace an integrative approach to science and welcome interdisciplinary collaborations.  Opportunities exist for collaborative research within the department in areas such as aquatic community ecology, land-use change modeling, disturbance ecology, metabolomics, ecological genetics, and aquatic ecotoxicology as well as university-wide initiatives in climate change ( ) and sustainability of ecological systems ( ).  In addition, there will be abundant opportunities to develop collaborative relationships with state (i.e. Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Management, and Transportation) and federal (i.e. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) agencies which support research initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. in fisheries biology, or a related field, with a strong record of research productivity and teaching experience.    
SALARY:  Salary will be commensurate with experience and training.
CLOSING DATE: 15 October 2007 or until filled.

Submit (1) cover letter, including the names of three people who have been asked to send letters of reference by the position closing date; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) statements of research and teaching experience and interests.  Application packets should be addressed to Dr. Marisol SepĂșlveda Chair, Fisheries Biology Search Committee, Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, 195 Marsteller Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2033.  For additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair via phone (765) 496-3428 or email (mssepulv [AT]


Fish Culturist - Department of Fish and Game, Idaho State Government

Fish Culturist

Department of Fish and Game
Idaho State Government

Open for Recruitment: August 28, 2007 - September 17, 2007

Announcement # 00810060274

Salary Range: $12.31 - $15.54 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Statewide

The Department of Fish and Game currently has two openings
Ahsahka(CDL see below) and Wendell.

The hiring list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future statewide openings for Fish Culturist!

If you are interested in this position you must apply for this announcement separately.  Previous scores will not be used.


    * Induces fish spawning and monitors development of eggs and fry.
    * Implements feeding schedules required for specified growth rates.
    * Cleans hatching tanks and raceways.
    * Implements water and feed treatments and prophylactic measures.
    * Loads, transports and plants fish.
    * Conducts hatchery tours and explains operation.
    * Assists in maintenance of hatchery equipment, buildings and grounds.

General Information:

Some positions require the incumbents to possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement or be willing to obtain one within the six-month probationary period (see question #6 on the examination). For those positions requiring a CDL, incumbents must pass a pre-employment controlled substance screening test. Once a CDL is obtained, the employee is required to participate in the Department's drug/alcohol testing program and comply with all of its provisions. Failure to satisfy any of these requirements will result in a failure to complete the probationary period and termination from employment. Not all positions require a CDL.

Minimum Qualifications:

    * Good knowledge of aquaculture and ichthyology and the growing and maintaining of fish.
    * Some knowledge of report writing involving scientific or biological data and terms.
    * Experience: communicating orally in one-to-one and group situations; entering and retrieving data, preparing statistical reports, and using and maintaining various types of databases.


Checklist with supporting documentation. You will receive a score based on your responses to the checklist, provided those responses are supported by the additional information you submit. You must receive a minimum rating of 63 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. If you do not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.

Click here to preview the examination. You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under "How to Apply."

How to Apply:

Click here to Apply Online and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. Click here for a paper application.

When updating your online application information, please select for the current opening:

    * Department of Fish and Game under "Agencies
    * All Conditions of employment you are willing to work under "Job Type/Shift"
    * All Cities you are willing to work in under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, complete/update all items in the Application Checklist. This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.


Department of Fish and Game
Idaho State Government
Division of Human Resources
P.O. Box 83720
700 W. State St.
Boise, Idaho

If you have questions,
please contact at:(208) 334-2263

Toll Free: 1-800-554-5627

TDD: 1-800-542-5738

FAX: (208) 334-3182

EMAIL: idhr [AT]



Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Quality Control Expert at Fish Quality Control Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman

The Fish Quality Control Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman is seeking a Quality Control Expert. The expert shall assist the Quality Control Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in pursuit of further development of the Omani seafood business.

The Scope of work programme shall include, but not be limited to:

* Review of current legislation on seafood production and quality control, the implementation status of international standards (Codex alimentarius ), and EU directives.
* Suggest modifications to present practices and facilitate the application and effective use of above-mentioned, as appropriate.
* Supervise implementation of the HACCP concept by the seafood Processing Plants.
* Deploy seafood quality analysis programmes for quality control purposes to help to achieve lap accreditation.
* Execute staff training programmes on issues in seafood quality, quality control, quality inspection, and quality analyses.
* Execute training programmes for quality Controllers of the Processing Plants in seafood quality, quality control, quality analyses….etc.
* Generate, where possible, statistical data analyses from dada files relating to quality control accumulated by the Quality Control unit of the Fishery Quality Control Center.
* Promote research collaborations between Ministry, University Colleges and industry.
* Conduct research on Quality related issues and promote publications.

To apply, please send your CV to:

Nashwa AL-Mazrooee
Director of Fishery Quality Control Center
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
P.O.Box: 467
Sultanate of Oman
Tell: + 968 738611
Fax: + 968 738222
Email: nashwa.almazrooee [AT],
aalkhatri [AT],
al_hosniahmed [AT]


Post-Doc Position in invasive species modeling and spatial analysis at University of Kentucky

The Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a post-doctoral scientist position in invasive species. The incumbent will conduct field sampling and analysis for several invasive species projects.

Job Title: Post doctoral - invasive species modeling and spatial analysis

Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Closing Date: When filled

Review Date: Review of application materials will begin on September 20, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: Preferred starting date is October 2007

Duration of Appointment: 12-24 months (dependent on availability of funds)

Description of Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral scientist will collaborate with other researchers in the area of landscape-level modeling of the invasion of exotic species. The incumbent will conduct field sampling of invasive species and use a combination of tools to map and predict the invasion of exotic species at multiple temporal and spatial scales. The post-doc will be responsible for the overall integration, modeling, and scaling-up of field and laboratory data.

Required Qualifications:
A PhD in ecology, biology, forestry, or related discipline is required. The incumbent should be able to conduct field work independently. Experiences with GIS, spatial analysis, and other analytical tools are highly desirable. Ability to work with researchers and managers across a variety of disciplines is required.

To apply, please send statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to:

SongLin Fei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Forest Biometrics & Spatial Analysis
University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry
204 T.P. Cooper Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0073
Phone: 859-257-9760; FAX: 859-323-1031
Email: songlin.fei [AT]


Funded PhD on Passive Acoustic survey of beaked whales and other deep divers, St. Andrews Scotland.

The Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews are offering a funded PhD on the use of passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whales and other deep divers for population assessment and mitigation.

A brief description of the project can be found at:

While more details of the proposed work is at:

General information on PhD study in the School of Biology at St Andrews is provided at:

For application procedures follow links from:

The closing date for applications is 31st August, 2007.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Reader in Aquatic Biology at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.

Applications (in prescribed form) are invited for permanent teaching position of Reader in Aquatic Biology at at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.

Application form with information regarding qualifications, specialization etc. will be available from Accounts Section on payment of Rs.20/- by cash if collected personally, or by sending D.D. Rs.20/- along with self-addressed envelope of 22 cm X 13 cm size with postal stamps worth Rs.20/- affixed thereon, on or before 07/09/2007.

For submission of form Eight copies (1- Original + 7 Photocopies) with D.D. of Rs.250/- (Rs.50/- In case of SC/ST candidate), be included which must reach the undersigned on or before 12/09/2007. Application forms may also be downloaded from the University's website and submitted along with requisite fee. D.D. should be send in favour of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.

Note :- Qualifications of the candidate obtained up to the last date of submission of application (i.e. Date:12/09/2007) will be taken into consideration while determining eligibility.

Last date: 12/09/2007