Never has the world been in greater need of biological scientists. 

Graduates with a B.S in Biological Science from UVM are well prepared to begin careers in technical, teaching, and consulting roles in many fields, such as health care, environmental consulting, biomedical research, pharmaceutical industry, government, or conservation.  Many students choose to pursue advanced studies leading to M.S., Ph.D., M.D., or D.V.M. degrees and subsequent employment in academia, industry, governent agencies (e.g. USDA, USGS, USFS, US Department of Fish and Game), and the health sciences professions.


See where their B.S. degree in Biological Science has taken some of our recent graduates:

Alyssa Neuhaus - '20

Alyssa is now a master’s student in the UVM Biology department, and has been working on understanding the spillover of malaria parasites into the Common Loon. Alyssa was awarded two graduate research awards to help fund her research including a highly competitive American Ornithological Society Student Research Award and the John Wheeler Graduate Student Research & Development Award. With these funds and through broad collaboration she has been screening loons from across the southern edge of their breeding range for malaria parasite infection by PCR. Through further collaboration with entomologists and the help of undergraduate assistants, Alyssa has also been working to identify the mosquito vectors responsible for transmitting malaria parasites to loons. Alyssa recently presented her research at the joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and received an honorable mention for her presentation.

Stefanie Geiger '18

student in the lab

Stefanie works as a research scientist at Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Her days consist of working on various projects involving cell culture and lab meetings with her coworkers. While at UVM, she studied in the Honors College and participated in the Distinguished Undergraduate Research program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Stefanie did her research with Dr. Bryan Baliff, studying protein signaling. “What drew me to this position in particular is that since it was related to a hospital, we were doing science that is being used in clinical trials or improving clinical trials. There’s a pretty big connection in what we were doing and actually getting to patients,” she said. Stefanie’s strong network and personal connections helped her find a job in a field she was interested in.

Laurel Haines '17

student in front of research poster

Laurel is currently working as a research associate for the biotech company, Matrivax Research and Development in Boston, Massachusetts. During her undergraduate studies at UVM, Laurel spent plenty of time in lab settings. She used her network of university students and staff to learn about internship opportunities, which ultimately led to her her current position at Matrivax where she works on vaccines. “I am definitely excited and fulfilled by knowing that what I’m working on is on a path to move towards a clinical trial and could actually impact people’s lives. That’s the part I find most rewarding,” said Haines. Laurel hopes her vaccine research will soon move into clinical trials and be available for people around the world to prevent disease. 

Miriam Kasten '17

hiker with mountains in the background

Miriam is a medical assistant at Four Seasons Dermatology in Colchester, Vermont. She is responsible for gathering patient information, taking patients' vitals, and relaying the information to the patient’s provider. She also assists in biopsies and surgeries. “I find it very fulfilling when I feel that I have helped someone. We deal with a lot of skin cancers here and telling somebody they have a skin cancer can be difficult. Just taking time, being patient and making somebody feel comfortable is a really nice feeling,” she said. As an undergraduate at UVM, she was able to gain experience working in the lab and volunteering at the UVM Medical Center, where she has started a mentorship program working with incarcerated women at the women's prison in South Burlington, VT. Miriam is preparing to go to medical school and is interested in specializing in cardiology, ENT or women’s health.

Campus - Williams building


Opportunities for recent graduates:

New postings 5/10*! (also check here:  

Have a great summer!  Posting will resume mid-August 2023.

*Bat Monitoring Crew Lead - WA

The Northwest Bat Hub is hiring a seasonal crew lead for state-wide bat monitoring in Washington. The purpose of this seasonal position is to assist with bat research and monitoring projects across the Pacific Northwest.

Duration of seasonal employment is based on project needs; the position is expected to last 4 months from approximately mid/late-May to mid-September.

This position will serve as the crew lead for one of three statewide bat acoustic monitoring endeavors. Fieldwork will take place across the entirety of Washington. Field tasks include, but are not limited to navigating remote and rugged terrain, assessing land ownership of survey sites, selecting ideal locations for bat detection, deploying bat acoustic monitors, hiking off-trail in rugged terrain, communicating with private landowners and agency partners regarding site access, and accurately recording site characteristics.

Salary range: $15.59-22.62/hour DOE.  Housing is provided.

To apply, visit and fill out the application thoroughly.

*Analytical Lab Technician - HI

The UH Hilo Analytical Lab is looking to hire a research technician. Closing date is May 19.  Inquiries can be made at

ANALYTICAL LABORATORY RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – ID# 223275.  Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i, UHH/Wiegner.

Job description and apply:

Main site:, click on “Job Postings.” 

*Small Mammal Research Assistant - Phillipines

Research Assistant - One Health project in the Philippines

Exciting new project to support One Health field surveillance in the Philippines! Looking for a stellar Research Assistant who has experience with small mammal capture and handling, training skills, and general research and project support. Primary duties include but are not limited to: 1) assist in training Philippines-based field teams to capture and collect non-lethal diagnostic samples from bats and rodents (primarily) and non-human primates (opportunistically); 2) collaborating with local Philippine partners to develop standardized field and laboratory protocols; 3) field data entry and management of project database; 4) enjoy working on tropical islands. This is a 5-year funded project, with compensation of $50,000 - $65,000 per year based on skills and experience.

More information:  Apply by May 15, 2023.

*Hydrology Technician - MI

Full-time Water Science Research Technician at Michigan State University:

We are looking for a full-time research technician to join Hydrology labs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University. The research assistant will work with the Watershed Science and Hydroecology Lab and with the Hydrogeology Lab to support field, lab, and computational water science research. This is a great opportunity to support multiple research projects and researchers seeking to advance our understanding of water resources. The candidate will work both independently and in close collaboration with undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professors in the two labs. Being in an academic environment means learning new skills and working at the frontier of knowledge. Hence, we do not expect candidates to have experience in all aspects of this job. Training will be provided to the research assistant including general research and specific water science skills. This position is full time, funded for multiple years, and based in East Lansing, MI, USA. 

The ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • Fieldwork in the water sciences
  • Laboratory water sample analysis
  • Key duties will include:
  • Assisting with creation of and execution of fieldwork and sampling plans
  • Maintaining and preparing field equipment and sensors
  • Assuring training in field and laboratory methods
  • Preparing samples for analysis
  • Operating basic water chemistry analytical instruments
  • Analyzing samples for basic water chemistry
  • Assisting with data management and computational water science tasks

The position will remain open until filled. Desired start date is in June-July 2023, but the start date is negotiable. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jay Zarnetske at

Apply online at under position number 859105. Direct link: Complete the application forms and upload the following required documents: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position and how it relates to your professional interests, including a list of three professional references with contact information (institution, email address, and phone number), and 2) a resume or curriculum vitae.  Review of applications will begin May 16, 2023

*Ecology Research Technician - NM

The Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the University of New Mexico is seeking to fill a position at the level of Research Scientist I. This position has a large field ecology component and requires the ability to live for extended periods at the Sevilleta Field Station near Socorro, New Mexico, during spring and fall data collection periods (up to five non-consecutive months per year) and to drive a field vehicle.  More info:

*AmeriCorps Hemlock Conservation/Education Intern (Sept-July) - NC

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI) is now accepting applications for an AmeriCorps Stewardship & Conservation Education Associate through AmeriCorps Project Conserve (ACPC) for the 2023-2024 service term.

AmeriCorps service with HRI provides an excellent opportunity to interact with the local environmental conservation and natural resources community, engage in impactful work with a great team of professionals and members of the public, and be out in the woods in special places in the Southern Appalachian mountain region of Western North Carolina.

ACPC members serve an 11-month term from September 5, 2023 to July 31, 2024 with a total service commitment of 1,700 hours. Compensation includes a $23,070 living stipend (split over the term), a $6,895 educational award, and additional benefits outlined on the Project Conserve website. This position is based out of HRI’s office in Asheville, NC.

The Stewardship & Conservation Education Associate will educate, engage, and empower more community members and groups to participate in hemlock conservation. The ACPC member will assist HRI in outreach and education efforts to spread accurate, useful, up-to-date information about hemlocks, their importance to our ecosystems and economy, and what can be done to save them. There will be significant face-to-face interaction through outreach activities, which will include educational presentations, trainings, demonstrations, hikes, tabling events, and volunteer days. Additionally, the ACPC member will work with partners (NC state agencies, USFS, local and regional conservation non-profits, and volunteers) to protect more hemlock trees from the impacts of the hemlock woolly adelgid. This will primarily be accomplished using chemical and biological control methods, but occasionally will involve assisting with other hemlock restoration strategies as well. The member will work closely with HRI staff and forestry technicians in the field and office.

Primary duties may include:

  • Conducting educational programs about hemlock conservation, including presentations, hikes, trainings, and outreach at public tabling events
  • Sharing HRI and partner activities and accomplishments and other HRI-related stories through the HRI website, Instagram, Facebook, and HRI newsletters
  • Assisting with HWA management activities including stand assessments and HWA chemical and biological control treatments on federal and state public lands and private conserved lands
  • Writing and updating treatment plans
  • Biocontrol surveys and data collection
  • Maintenance of equipment and data
  • Email, phone, and in-person communication with partners, volunteers, and members of the public

Visit the AmeriCorps Project Conserve website to read the full position description, learn more about eligibility requirements and compensation, and apply:

Applications are due by May 31, 2023. All questions can be directed to HRI outreach manager Thom Green at

*USGS Student Contractor invasive plants - CO

Job Announcement: Student Services Contract - Biological Science Technician

  • Agency: United States Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Duty Station Location: Fort Collins Science Center, 2150 Centre Ave Bldg C, Fort Collins, CO 80526
  • Contract Dates Approx. 1 Aug 2023 through 30 Jul 2025
  • Submit resume and attachments in a single pdf to by 15 May 2023

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is compiling large-scale survey data to conduct studies on post-fire invasion by plant species.  Work on this topic involves data compilation and analysis as well as conducting field observations.

Types of Service Required: The student contractor(s) will assist on projects related to invasive species and fire.  Much of this work will involve creating and analyzing a large database of plant communities before and following fires.  Additional tasks may include niche modeling, contacting personnel at National Parks, and conducting field observations of plant communities and plant phenology. The work schedule will vary from part-time to 40 hours per week. Flexible scheduling is possible.  Work will be performed at the Fort Collins Science Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Occasional travel to field sites in the Western USA is possible.

Required Expertise/Skills: Progress on a Bachelor’s degree is required. Skills in data analysis and data management.  Ability to conduct field work in rural areas.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Proficiency in data collection and organization.

Desired (but not required): Progress toward a graduate degree in ecology, plant biology, or related field.  Expertise programming in R.

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with the level of education and experience and is based on federal pricing tables for student contractor services.  As an example, with a bachelor’s degree, the contractor will be compensated at $21-$25/hr.

Application Requirements: Resume should include: legal name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, education – including description of relevant classes, work or volunteer experience in related field. Other documentation: Transcript listing courses taken and the student’s overall GPA. Transcript does not have to be the official version. Student must be enrolled at least part-time in school or have graduated within the last 12 months.

Special Terms: For all legal purposes, student is regarded as an independent contractor. Payments for services are reportable and taxable as earned income. No Federal, State, or Local income taxes will be deducted. No social security or Medicare taxes will be deducted. Student is responsible for payment of all taxes as a result of income received under this order.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will report the total amount paid under this order to the Internal Revenue Service on a Standard form 1099. The student is not considered an employee and will not receive a W-2 form. For payment, student must have a checking or savings account at a financial institution that will accept direct deposits. Student will be required to complete computer security awareness training and comply with the USGS Computer and Network Security Handbook. The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

Contact Information: The work will be overseen by Ian Pearse and Janet Prevey. For questions, contact Ian Pearse at

*Stream Monitoring Technician - CA

The Institute for Natural Resources (INR) in Portland, Oregon, an independent research institute, is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to implement its Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, targeted at collecting standardized data from streams across BLM Districts in the western U.S.  

INR is hiring 1 Field Technician to conduct this work for the Aquatic AIM program. Potential candidates looking to assist in this effort with INR and the BLM will work helping assess the health of BLM lands on crews consisting of one crew lead and one field technician working in California.  The work will focus on wadeable streams and rivers ranging from a few inches deep to fast-flowing small rivers across California. Crews will collect aquatic data following the AIM National Aquatic Monitoring Framework: Field Protocol for Wadeable Lotic Systems (TR 1735-2) to assess the surface water hydrology and geomorphic conditions for the 2023 field season.

Dates and Locations: 5/22/23 - 8/30/23 (Start and end dates are not flexible), California statewide crew, based in Sacramento, CA or Portland, OR.  

As part of an AIM crew, the work is entirely field-based and requires camping in typically isolated areas with few amenities in the surrounding area. During this fieldwork, crews work a 10-hour-a-day hitch-based schedule with 8 days (Wed-Wed) on and 6 days off, working in all kinds of weather. Crews must be prepared for conditions such as extreme heat, sun exposure, long hours in the vehicle, nearby wildfires, smoke, driving on rough gravel and 4x4 trails, carrying 40-50lbs packs over steep and uneven terrain, and encounters with wildlife. INR provides Crews with a two-burner stove, propane, table, sampling gear, and other crew essentials. Crew members are responsible for arranging their housing in between hitches and their personal camping equipment.

All positions will have the opportunity to conduct sampling in vast and unique habitats with a history of wildfires, settlers, and indigenous people. Crews will also gain experience learning a protocol implemented across the Western U.S., identifying plant and animal species native and invasive to the location, and monitoring surface water hydrology and its geomorphic features during the fieldwork in remote landscapes.


  • All Crew members are required to have Full vaccination status with proof of vaccination.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries, Hydrology, Water Resources, or a related subject. Experience may be substituted for up to two years of education on a one-to-one basis.
  • A minimum of one season of field data collection. Several lab courses with extensive fieldwork can satisfy this requirement. However, preference will be given to people who have collected aquatic or hydrologic data in a work setting.
  • Experience following established field protocols to conduct sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites.
  • Experience with data entry and management using Microsoft Office (Excel, Access) and/or GIS
  • Experience navigating and collecting coordinates with hand-held GPS units or other electronic devices such as Survey123.
  • Experience driving and maintaining 4WD trucks, especially in off-road situations. Valid driver's license with a clean driving record. Experience driving UTV/side-by-side vehicles is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals, and to work independently as required.
  • Experience in and willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field where hazards (snakes, bears, deadfall, lightning, poison oak, flash floods, fires, etc.) may be encountered.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours in harsh environments and challenging weather, and carry 40-50lbs in a backpack over uneven terrain.
  • Wilderness First Aid is a plus; CPR and First Aid Certification are preferred.

EXPECTATIONS: In addition to the above qualifications, we expect crew members to commit to the entire field season, to practice safety awareness, including vehicle safety procedures, to communicate regularly with INR support staff and BLM agency staff, to participate in INR and BLM training, and to contribute to building a healthy and fun work team environment. Due to the nature of the work and required driving between sampling areas, work days over 10 hours are possible, with the expectation of a total of 80 hours/hitch as crews strive to complete points assigned for the given hitch.

TRAINING: These positions are ideal for people who are committed to ongoing learning and development. You will receive extensive paid training on the AIM protocols and associated methodology.  You will also have the opportunity to interact with seasoned staff scientists from both the BLM and INR throughout training and fieldwork.  Mandatory 1-week in-person paid training will occur shortly after hiring (before the start of the regular field season).

COMPENSATION: Aquatic Monitoring Field Technicians are paid $17.43 an hour.  Receive a total of $224 per diem for food costs for each hitch.  Receive up to $175 per diem for camping for each hitch.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please submit the following in a single pdf to Matthew Foli (Project Manager at INR): Please copy Eleanor Gaines (INR DIrector) on your email: For position information not found in the listing or additional links, you may contact the email listed above. Application review will continue until all positions are filled.

  1. Letter of interest. In this letter, please describe your background, including any military and volunteer service; professional experience, recreational interests, or hobbies that help demonstrate your suitability for work in harsh and challenging conditions, as well as your reasons for pursuing this opportunity.
  2. Resume, including all degrees and related coursework.
  3. Names and contact information for three (3) references.  Professional references who can attest to your work ethic and technical abilities should be prioritized due to the nature of the work.

Pollination Ecology Crew Leader - Mariana Islands (Guam, Saipan, Rota)

The Rogers Lab ( in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech is seeking a crew leader for a pollination ecology project in the Mariana Islands. Our lab uses a combination of observational studies, experiments, and modeling to understand the impact of changing species interactions on forest dynamics and to develop effective conservation strategies.

This position is with the Ecology of Bird Loss project ( in the Mariana Islands, where the introduction of the brown tree snake has led to the loss of birds and bats from Guam's forests. Our research explores how this species loss cascades to affect food webs, seed dispersal, and pollination by comparing these processes on Guam to the nearby islands of Saipan and Rota where the native bird populations are still intact.

In this project, we are using multiple techniques to assemble plant-pollinator networks, including collecting pollen from birds, lizards, and insects and fecal samples from bats then using DNA metabarcoding to identify the plant species, collecting flowers and using metabarcoding to identify floral visitors, and observing pollination directly using visual surveys and camera traps. In addition, we will conduct pollination experiments to determine each plant species' dependence on pollinators for seed set. Finally, we will work with local high schools on all three islands through classroom presentations, field trips, after-school programs, and summer research experiences.

This position will be based primarily on the islands of Guam, Saipan, and Rota, with travel to Blacksburg, VA. The Pollination Ecology Crew Leader will be responsible for co-developing protocols, collecting field data, hiring and managing field staff, entering and managing data, overseeing our field infrastructure (houses, vehicles, etc.), and participating in or leading K-12 education activities. There will also be opportunities for participating in data analysis and manuscript writing.

Pay and benefits: $35-40,000/year depending on experience; standard benefits package with health insurance and retirement; flight plus $1500 for relocation expenses. Housing and vehicle usage will be provided temporarily upon arrival, and whenever away from the home island.

Duration: As soon as possible through August 2024, with potential for extension.

Required Qualifications:
*Bachelor's degree or higher in biology, environmental science, botany, ecology, or other natural sciences.
*Experience in arthropod capture and identification and pollination ecology.
*Experience supervising staff and managing projects.
*Be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license.
*Be able to work independently, be a good team player and demonstrate excellent communication skills.
*Commitment to conducting science that prioritizes a strong relationship with the local community and advances principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the work.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Masters' degree in biology, environmental science, botany, ecology, or other natural science
*Experience in K-12 outreach or education
*Knowledge of plant ecology (especially from Pacific Islands)
*Experience mist netting birds
*Experience managing data

To Apply: Send your cover letter, CV, and names/contact information for 3 references to Dr. Haldre Rogers at with "Pollination Ecology Crew Leader" in the subject line. Be sure to note when you would be able to start in your cover letter. 

Deadline: Position is open until filled. 

Forestry Technicians - OR/WA/CA

Outreach notice: permanent seasonal Forestry Technician positions with PNW-FIA

The Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Monitoring and Assessment program, in support of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) project, is outreaching to identify the applicant pool for three GS 5/6  permanent seasonal Forestry Technician crew member positions in the following locations: Olympia, WA; Grants Pass, OR; Redding, CA.  The purpose of this outreach notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity, determine the potential applicant pool, and establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the vacancy announcement. Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make these determinations.

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED: For more information, contact Katie Rigsby at  Ask for an Outreach Response Form and return it to by May 10th, 2023.  Individuals who respond to this notice will be notified of the vacancy announcements for these positions.  The vacancy announcement, when open, will be posted at the USAJobs website, the U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information:

Grazinglands Research - FL

The Agroecology program at Archbold Biological Station's Buck Island Ranch (BIR) is seeking a summer Research Assistant (early June - August 2023) to conduct soil and forage sampling on our 10,500-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida. The research assistant will be supervised by Dr. Betsey Boughton in a diverse and fun lab.  Salary: $15/hr + lodging provided (shared cottage).

The review of applicants will begin on April 27, 2023, and we will accept applications until the position is filled.  Details:

Field Ecology Research Interns - MN

The Plant Ecology lab is seeking independent and mature undergraduate or newly graduated students with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, forestry, or a related field for paid field research internships. Successful candidates will work at the  B4WARMED (Boreal Forest Warming at an Ecotone in Danger) research experiment that warms plants and soil with summer rainfall removal in the field to examine tree seedlings response to warming and water limitation with respect to physiology, phenology, growth, and survival. For more information about the lab and the project visit our web pages.

Start dates are flexible and up for negotiation.  Openings start at the beginning of March and go until the end of November.  On average, an internship lasts about 4+ months. Typical workdays are eight hours Monday through Friday; however, some tasks require early morning, evening, or weekend work (+40h/week). A valid driver's license is required. Successful hires will work through a variety of tasks with a primary focus on tree biometric, ecophysiological and ecological measurements and data collections in the field with occasional site maintenance, laboratory work, and treatment implementation. The intern will work in an individual and team setting. Consequently, a maturity to work autonomously often with long hours is required.

Desired qualifications: 1) Eagerness to work hard in an outdoor setting, 2) Capacity to collect data following established protocols, 3) Familiarity with plant and tree species of northern Minnesota, 4) Willingness to work well and play well with others and live in a remote area with others and/or alone, 5) Curiosity and passion for the natural world, 6) Flexibility to adapt to a frequently changing schedule, 7) Demonstrated ability to work under changing weather conditions with large swarms of insects.

Fieldwork will be split between research sites at the Cloquet Forestry Center in Cloquet, MN, and the Hubachek Wilderness Research Center near Ely, MN. Both research sites are in beautiful forested settings and provide access to the natural areas of northern Minnesota including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. An individual's home base will be at either of these locations, though travel between sites will be required depending on project needs. University vehicles are used for such travel. On-site fully furnished housing and kitchens are available.

To apply please send a cover letter (including available working dates), a one-page resume, and contact information for two references electronically to Raimundo Bermudez via

Songbird Monitoring - OR

Klamath Bird Observatory is seeking to fill multiple positions for the 2023 season:

New Roots for Restoration - KS

New Roots for Restoration employs researchers at multiple levels.  12-month opportunity for Post-Baccalaureate Researcher - Soil Ecology beginning in June - Direct link:

Internships & Jobs, Chicago Botanic

Wetlands Institute - NJ

The Wetlands Institute is a non-profit organization in southern New Jersey whose mission is to promote appreciation, understanding and stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, education and conservation. 



EMMA Seasonal Ecological Monitoring - ID/MT/NV/WY

The University of Montana (UM) O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West (OCRMW) employs many seasonal field technicians through their Ecological Mapping, Monitoring and Analysis (EMMA) program, which supports informed management of public lands in the West. EMMA’s cadre of trained ecologists and biologists collect data in upland, wetland and aquatic habitats, using protocols developed by our own team and by partner agencies. Our GIS and data specialists map wetlands and riparian areas, and assist EMMA scientists with the analysis of spatial and tabular data sets.

Duke Cell/Molecular Bio Tech - NC

We are looking for highly motivated recent college graduates to work in the laboratory of Dr. Cagla Eroglu ( in the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center. This position will involve performing a variety of technical and research duties to support the ongoing studies in the Eroglu lab. The Eroglu lab studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie synaptic connectivity in the central nervous system using cell cultures and transgenic mice.

NorthWoods Stewardship Center - VT/ME/CT

Seeds of Success techs - US west

Several organizations sponsor and organize Seeds of Success (SOS) crews throughout the US west during the field season.  The CLM Internship positions are funded by a participating agreement with the US Forest Service for 4-5 months, primarily scouting and making collections of native seed on Forest Service land. These positions will start from mid-May to early June, and end in mid- to late-October.


  • Chicago Botanic Garden (search for "Technician" or "seeds"):  Please direct questions to Chris Woolridge at:  SOS positions include Field Technicians and Botanists.


National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observation facility funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle. The NEON program is designed to collect long-term, open access ecological data to better understand how U.S. ecosystems are changing, from freshwater systems such as streams, rivers, and lakes to terrestrial systems spanning tropical forests to deserts to tundra.  Opportunities:

Great Basin ecological monitoring - US west

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and service through the west.  GBI recruits Field Technicians to work with GBI and BLM staff for the field season.  Available positions:


Eco/Evolution Intern - Trinidad

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of species interactions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by Professors David Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis (Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and Ron Bassar (Auburn University).  We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions in experimental populations of guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting in monthly censuses of guppy and killifish populations in montane streams and helping to execute experiments in on-site artificial streams. The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.
Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3 months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in April 2023 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will pay a monthly stipend, cover all travel, living expenses, travel insurance, and provide housing. 

Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research experience before doing so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad, sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.

Please see our website ( for more information on the project and access to reprints.  Be sure to check out our video menu, which includes "guppy censuses" as submenu VII.  It details the main tasks associated with the internship.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick ( At least two of the references should be academics.

Ecology Technicians - GA

The Jones Center at Ichauway hires various seasonal technicians throughout the year. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis but is optional.

Ecology & Biogeochemistry Research - MA/AK

Woodwell Climate Research Center seeks applicants for multiple field assistant positions:  



Walker Basin Conservancy - NV

The Walker Basin Conservancy leads the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin. The Conservancy acquires water rights and ranches to increase freshwater flows to Walker Lake, re-establishes native plant communities on former agricultural fields, increases public access and recreation opportunities, and develops practical solutions to save Walker Lake.

Seasonal Field Biologists - OR/CA

National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI) hires multiple field biologists for the field season, including Post-fire Riparian Vegetation, Aquatic Ecology, Pollinators, birds & bats, and red tree voles.  The research projects take place in Oregon and Northern California.   Position lengths and start/end dates vary.  See list of opportunities here: 

US Conservation Corps

Conservation Corps throughout the US host crews and interns for research, conservation, education, and interpretation:

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps - CO

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps partners with the Bureau of Land Management employing field technicians to help collect soil, water, and vegetation data. The crews follow specific monitoring protocols using the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology.