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  • Amphibian Technician - Academic Hourly

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking an amphibian technician to collect demographic data from drift fences surrounding vernal wetlands in east-central Illinois. The sites under study are rich in amphibian diversity with 19 species of amphibians known to occur in the region.

  • GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP (M.S. or Ph.D. level)

    RESEARCH FOCUS: FISHERIES/AQUATIC ECOLOGY

  • Graduate Research Assistant: Chelonian Ecology

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: Medical Entomology

    The INHS Medical Entomology Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the foraging ecology of an invasive mosquito (Aedes albopictus). Topics of interests include: understanding how vector-feeding preferences vary under a diversity of natural host communities; elucidating the influence of physiological state and infection on feeding behavior; and disentangling the selective pressures behind host specialization. The work would entail a combination of field, mesocosm, and lab work, and support the creation and use of mathematical models to explore the evolutionary and epidemiological implications of environmental influences on mosquito behavior.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Wildlife Ecologist

    INHS is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Wildlife Ecologist to develop, conduct, and direct specialized research programs of significance on topics in mammalian ecology, specifically wildlife-human interactions in anthropogenically-dominated landscapes. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Biodiversity Genomics

    INHS is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Biodiversity Genomics to develop, plan, conduct, and direct specialized research programs of significance on any of a broad range of topics using genome scale data to address questions in the biodiversity sciences. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Waterfowl Ecologist & Director, Forbes Biological Station

    INHS is seeking a Waterfowl Ecologist / Director of the Forbes Biological Station (FBS) and Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center.  The Forbes Biological Station (FBS), located along the Illinois River on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Havana, IL, was founded by Stephen Forbes in 1894, and is the oldest inland field station in North America.  The station is a premier center for waterfowl and wetland science in North America.  Research infrastructure and equipment available at the field station include boats, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, tractors, and a fully functionally laboratory.  Excellent collaborative opportunities exist with nearby field stations and offices operated by the Illinois Natural History Survey, The Nature Conservancy, University of Illinois at Springfield, Western Illinois University, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NWRs, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.