Ecology Research Positions: Colorado Amphibian Conservation ~ Bioblogia.net

22 de febrero de 2011

Ecology Research Positions: Colorado Amphibian Conservation

Dr. Pieter Johnson, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder

We are currently seeking highly motivated undergraduates or recent graduates
to apply for positions studying Amphibian Conservation in Colorado. These
positions will focus on the study of major threats to native amphibians,
including invasive species, land use change, and infectious diseases.
Hiring is in progress for field- and lab-based positions. Positions are
full-time and begin in mid-May and end in late-August with the potential for
longer term employment as well.

Colorado Field Team (2 Positions) - Boulder, CO

Field assistants will conduct intensive sampling of amphibian populations
throughout Colorado and will visit >50 wetlands through the duration of the
summer. Ongoing projects include: (a) monitoring of native leopard frog
populations, (b) elimination of non-native amphibians (bullfrogs), and (c)
broad-scale surveys of amphibian biodiversity.

Successful applicants should have a background in ecology, biology, or
similar field, experience conducting field research, preferably with
amphibians, and outdoor experience. Applicants must be well organized,
highly responsible, conscientious, physically fit, and able to work closely
with others under adverse conditions. Applicants with the ability to
recognize and identify amphibians are preferred.

Colorado Experimental Team (2 positions) – Boulder, CO

Research assistants will work to plan, implement, and complete experimental
projects focused on amphibian disease ecology at the University of Colorado
Boulder campus. Ongoing projects include (a) identifying the diversity of
pathogens in amphibian communities, (b) understanding the effects of
parasites on amphibian malformations, (c) testing the effects of
biodiversity on pathogen transmission. Researchers will gain experience
with a range of species (amphibians, snails, and parasites) and techniques
(necropsies, parasite identification, microscopy, and experimental design).

Successful applicants should have a background in ecology, biology, or
similar field, and experience conducting laboratory research, preferably
involving amphibians or pathogens. Applicants must be well organized, highly
responsible, conscientious, and able to work closely with others.
Applicants with previous laboratory or amphibian experience are preferred.

To Apply: send a cover letter stating which position(s) you are applying
for, a current resume, an unofficial transcript, and contact information for
two references to Miranda Redmond (Miranda.Redmond@colorado.edu), preferably
as a single pdf. Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. Start/End dates may be flexible. Please contact Miranda Redmond
with questions.

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