• Postdoctoral or Postgraduate Research Associate: Southeastern freshwater mussel conservation

We seek a postdoctoral or postgraduate (completed PhD or MSc) researcher to help develop a landscape risk-assessment tool to assist US Fish & Wildlife Service biologists evaluate imperilment of southeastern freshwater mussels, while providing analytical support for the formal review of the Coosa Creekshell – a mussel endemic to the Coosa River system (AL, GA). The hired candidate will work directly with Drs. Corey Dunn (US Geological Survey) and Mike Colvin (Mississippi State University), while learning in-demand skills transferable to broader applications in natural resources decision-making. The project will mainly use existing distributional data, but there may be opportunities for fieldwork if supporting project objectives.

For full description and to submit an application, CLICK HERE.

• Aquatic Ecologist

VHB a multidisciplinary consulting firm is seeking an Aquatic Ecologist to work with our expanding Environmental Resources Group.

Responsibilities ·
Preparation of environmental and planning-related documents for transportation, planning, and land development projects. · Conduct studies of key ecological issues to support public and private sector clients in making informed sound environmental decisions · Independently perform research and prepare written technical reports · Coordinate and communicate with internal and external project team members · Maintaining ongoing dialog with clients to keep them apprised of project status, changes in conditions or other key points of information.

Qualifications ·
Master (MS.) degree in Malacology, Fisheries, Ecology, Biology, Natural Resource Management, or related natural resource field plus a minimum of five years of experience in the field · Experience performing stream sampling efforts (chemical and biological) and have taxonomic expertise identifying mussels and fishes · Qualifications preferred but not required include SCUBA certification and boat operation

For the full description and to submit an application, CLICK HERE

• Senior Aquatics Biologist position in Cary, North Carolina.

NV5 is seeking a full-time Senior Biologist (Aquatics Focus) for our Cary, NC office. The senior biologist will provide technical expertise and assistance associated with environmental services projects with primary focus on aquatics related projects. The individual should have field experience and the necessary skills to capture, handle and identify eastern United States aquatic species.

For more info, CLICK HERE

• Full-time Senior Aquatic Biologist position at Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Normandeau Associates, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Senior Aquatic Biologist position. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of our Principal Aquatic biologist and will work on variety of threatened and endangered species, stream and natural resource projects in the public and private sectors." Please see the link below for additional information on this position.

For more info, CLICK HERE

• Propagation biologist position for MN DNR in Lake City, MN

Quick turnaround time - closing date: 1/7/2019
For Details, click HERE, or
Posting Information can be found at:
(External Applicants, Keyword: 29191)

For assistance or questions,
contact the Job Information Line at 651.259.3637
or email careers@state.mn.us

• Internship at Minesota DNR

Minnesota DNR is offering up to four intern positions this field season. SCUBA certification is required as we will be spending considerable time with surveys and monitoring of sites on big rivers – Mississippi River in MN, WI, IA and Illinois and the St Croix River in MN.
Interns will also get experience associated with propagation and rearing of mussels at our lab and with setting up reintroduction sites on smaller rivers in MN.

The link below is a PDF providing instructions on how to apply. Feel free to contact any of us here at the Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs with questions or assistance. Thanks for your interest!

For more info, CLICK HERE


"Freshwater Mussels of West Virginia: Life History and Identification" 
(February 24-28, 2020) - WVU Natural History Museum

During the week of February 24-28, 2020, the WVU Natural History Museum will be offering a professional development course titled “Freshwater Mussels of West Virginia: Life History and Identification” to be taught by mussel biologist Janet Clayton of the WVDNR.

The course consists of one week of intensive work on all aspects of freshwater mussels. Topics include species identification, life history, ecology, conservation status, and management. The class will feature both lectures and hands-on identification of the freshwater mussels found in West Virginia’s waters.
The class fills a need for many natural resource professionals from a variety of state and private agencies to be taught the skills they need to assess streams and rivers for this sensitive taxa and its habitat.

While a test will be offered at the end of the course, the course is not designed to provide the novice the knowledge and experience to immediately become certified to conduct mussel surveys in WV. It is designed to give the novice a starting point in learning techniques for identification of mussels in WV. You would then take that knowledge and hopefully work with more experienced surveyors to continue to develop your experience.

For those experienced individuals working in other parts of North America, this class will give you a chance to study shell forms found within WV and the upper Ohio River Basin. If upon passing the identification test and if you meet the experience criteria, you may be certified to work in WV streams.

The course will be taught at the North Bend State Park (http://www.northbendsp.com ) located in Harrisville, WV. The resort offers food and lodging to accommodate needs of class participants traveling from a distance. Click HERE for a pdf of the flyer for a course outline and registration information..

FOR MORE INFORMATION - call 304.293.3687
Or email donna.hartman@mail.wvu.edu
Click here for more information and sign-up instructions.