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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

  • Academic Hourly-Research Chemist

    Conduct basic and applied research in a field and laboratory setting in the area of carbon capture processes.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Mesoscale Climatologist

    The Illinois State Water Survey is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist to develop and enhance the understanding of a multi-disciplinary mesoscale climatological research program to extend the understanding of climate influences on mesoscale phenomena and contribute to a program using climate information to improve solar energy performance.

  • 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.

  • Wabash Valley Waterfowl: Mallard and Teal Migration Project – Field Technicians (2)

    University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey. Position will be located in the Wabash River region of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.

    Technicians are needed for a project investigating stopover duration and habitat use of spring migrating Mallards in the Wabash River region of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Duties include, but are not limited to: baiting and deploying duck capture traps, rocket netting, taking metrics and banding ducks, deploying radio transmitters, using radio telemetry to track and monitor ducks, equipment maintenance, and data management.  Work will involve early mornings (e.g., 4 am departures), long days in the field, and a variable work schedule.  Field vehicle and housing provided and overtime is authorized.

    Preferred duration: 19 February 2018 through 30 April, 2018.   Start and end dates somewhat flexible.

    $14.00 per hour

    B.S. degree in wildlife science, natural resources, ecology, or a related field.  Must be able to tolerate adverse field conditions including trapping/tracking in wet, often muddy habitat, exposure to low temperatures, ice, and potentially difficult terrain.  Applicants must be in good physical condition, as work may involve a great deal of walking through sloughs and mudflats as well as carrying heavy (50+ lbs.) equipment.  Must possess a strong work ethic, desire to learn, attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and some experience with ATVs.  Previous field experience identifying duck species and handling, banding, and trapping birds is preferred, but not required.

    “The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.”

    Application deadline is January 26, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable technicians may be contacted for interviews prior to the application deadline. Electronic applications required, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, resume or CV, and names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of 3 references to: Ben Williams at brwilli3@illinois.edu, reference “Migrating Mallards” in the subject line of the email.

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.  (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

  • Internships-Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries Management, and Aquaculture

    The Illinois Natural History Survey’s Ridge Lake (Charleston, IL), Kaskaskia (Sullivan, IL) and Sam Parr Biological Station (Kinmundy, IL) have internship positions available over the summer, and year round.  The three stations are state funded research laboratories working in the areas of aquatic ecology, fisheries management, and aquaculture.  Current projects include lake studies dealing with habitat enhancements, population ecology, predator-prey interactions, and management of sportfish and river studies examining habitat restoration and Asian carp ecology and sampling methods.

    Positions are primarily in the summer but can be arranged throughout the year.  Potential responsibilities include assisting with field sampling, laboratory experiments dealing with fish behavior, and data processing and analysis.  Specific responsibilities can be tailored to individual interests.

    Potential candidates should be working toward B.S. degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Biology, Zoology, Fisheries, or closely related fields.  Individuals interested in continuing on towards M.S. degrees or in eventually finding state or federal employment are particularly encouraged to apply.  Internships are three-month duration and paid a monthly stipend of $1300 a month with on-site housing provided if needed.  These internships can also be used to earn university credits.

    Closing date is 4/6/18 or until filled.

    “The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.”

    Application instructions: Electronic applications required. To apply, please email cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume’, and unofficial transcripts to: Dr. Joe Parkos (parkos@illinois.edu) for Kaskaskia or Ridge Lake Biological Stations and Dr. Michael Nannini (mnannini@illinois.edu) for Sam Parr Biological Station– (Reference “Summer Internship + location” in subject line).                                                                     

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

  • Fisheries/Aquatic Ecologist Technician

    Position:  Fisheries/Aquatic Ecologist Technician, Kaskaskia Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey, Sullivan IL under the direction of Dr. Joe Parkos.                                                                                             

    Employer:  University of Illinois

    Job Description:  Assist with field work in lakes, rivers and streams, laboratory behavioral experiments, lab maintenance, fish care, and data processing and analysis. Responsibilities include assisting with research projects evaluating recruitment, behavior, reproductive strategies and management of crappie, bluegill, Asian carp biology, and stream and river ecology and restoration. Participate in numerous laboratory tasks including identification of fish, zooplankton and benthic invertebrates, aging otoliths and diet analysis of fishes. Work will be conducted in conjunction with faculty, graduate students, and other research assistants. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn field and laboratory identification of Midwest fish species. Experience using large boats, outboard motors, trailers, four wheel drive vehicles along with fisheries, water quality, and related field equipment is preferred.  Other duties include maintenance and repair of sampling gears, boats, boat trailers, and laboratory equipment, and general field station upkeep.  

    Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, aquatic ecology or closely related field. Good interpersonal and computer skills are essential. Requires significant physical exertion (including carrying 40 or more pounds of gear), commitment to safety, and meticulous data recording.  Familiarity with boat operation and safety desirable. Candidate must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions, possible nights or weekends, and work from a boat on large water bodies. A valid driver’s license and ability to swim is required.

    “The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.”              

    Salary:  $12.00 - $12.50 per hour depending upon experience.        

    Available:  June 1, 2018; multiple year position, 40 hours per week

    Application:  For full consideration, applications should be received by 4/6/18, but position will remain open until filled.  Electronic applications required.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, copy of college transcripts and names and contact information of three references to:  parkos@illinois.edu (Reference “Technician position” in subject line).

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

  • Visiting Safety Coordinator - Prairie Research Institute

  • Grants and Contracts Coordinator

    PRI is seeking to hire a Grants and Contracts Coordinator to serve as a resource for PRI principal investigators with the submission of proposals adhering to sponsor guidelines and in compliance with the campus Sponsored Programs Administration policies and procedures, observing sponsor and internal deadlines. Manage a portfolio of Federal, State, and Private grant funds providing financial oversight and guidance to PRI principal investigators.

  • Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Structural Geologist

    ISGS is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Structural Geologist to contribute to and lead multi-disciplinary subsurface research programs within and beyond the ISGS in the area of structural geology and/or geomechanics. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • 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, Geophysicist

    ISGS is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Geophysicist to develop and sustain an independent geophysical research program aimed at innovative and strategic development/applications of seismic geophysical methods to contribute to multi-disciplinary research programs within and beyond PRI.  Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.