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POSTED: 10-19-2021

Department Chair - East Carolina University - Department of Coastal Studies

East Carolina University’s Department of Coastal Studies ( invites applications for the Department Chair position beginning in August of 2022. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in natural, social, or engineering sciences. Experience with coastal systems and interdisciplinary research is preferred. Successful candidates will work within the Department and with external partners to enhance the departmental mission; cultivate an inclusive vision; strengthen research, teaching, and collaborations; facilitate innovative interdisciplinary research and scholarship; administer departmental operations and budget to align strategic, academic, and operational resources; represent the Department internally and externally; recruit and retain high quality, productive faculty, staff, and students; teach within the undergraduate and graduate programs; and maintain an internationally recognized research program.


The Department of Coastal Studies (DCS) coordinates and enhances research across ECU’s Greenville campuses, the Outer Banks campus, our partner Institutions, and with associates around the world. DCS provides ECU with a strong center and point of contact to expand its leadership role in addressing interdisciplinary coastal and marine issues. The DCS includes interdisciplinary coastal faculty on the ECU-Greenville campus and the ECU-Outer Banks campus ( These locations enable faculty to take advantage of the resources on the main campus and cutting-edge laboratories, classrooms, and boating facilities directly on the Croatan Sound. The Department Chair’s academic appointment can be at either of these two campuses. We seek a Department Chair that will expand the international recognition of the Department and its faculty in interdisciplinary coastal research and education and advance its mission: to holistically address interdisciplinary environmental and natural resource issues across the coastal margin. The full advertisement is available at  Initial screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and the position will be open until filled.

Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Michael O’Driscoll (, Search Committee Chair.

Deadline to remove from AEES website: 12-31-2021


POSTED: 10-12-2021

Postdoc Research Scholar - University of South Florida's Watershed Sustainability Lab

We are looking for a postdoctoral research scholar to join us in a project to estimate pollution (nutrients and blue-green algae) loads out of Lake Okeechobee into Caloosahatchee River (Florida) using hydrodynamic-water quality and reservoir operations models. As such, good understand of shallow lake ecology, working knowledge of Delft3d, and ability to code in Python are required. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience working in interdisciplinary and multicultural environments are also expected.


To apply, please visit USF's Careers website (; position ID 28741). Please include a copy of you CV, cover letter, and copy of most relevant publication(s).

All questions can be directed to Mauricio E. Arias, PhD, PE at

Deadline to Submit Application: 11-07-2021

POSTED: 08-22-2021

Research/Lab Technician - University of Vermont

The Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources (RSENR) at the University of Vermont has an open position starting Fall 2021 for a qualified and motivated Research/Lab Technician to join Dr. Eric Roy’s Nutrient Cycling & Ecological Design Lab (NCED).

Duties will include:
• Performing research on nutrient cycling and ecological design that supports the RSENR mission.
• Coordinating and maintaining the NCED lab spaces and laboratory/field equipment.

This position will initially be funded for 2 years by the following projects:
(1) A field- and lab-based research project examining the water quality benefits of riparian wetland restoration in the Lake Champlain Basin. This work will be funded by USDA NRCS and focused on quantifying phosphorus retention in wetlands during flood events. Duties will include biogeochemistry and hydrology fieldwork in wetlands, including soil and water sampling, along with laboratory analyses. 
(2) A collaborative modeling study examining phosphorus mass balance in the Missisquoi watershed and bay (part of the Lake Champlain Basin). This work will be funded by the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Duties will include analysis of research data on phosphorus flows and managing a related database.

Collaborators/PIs on the projects above in addition to Dr. Roy include Dr. Rebecca Diehl (UVM Geography), Dr. Kristen Underwood (UVM Civil & Environmental Engineering), Dr. Andrew Schroth (UVM Geology), and Dr. Joshua Faulkner (UVM Extension and Plant & Soil Science).

Minimum Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, Ecology, Chemistry) plus two years of related experience is required. Ability to work independently and cooperatively with other researchers. Ability to problem-solve, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, and a record of leadership.  Experience with lab equipment and field sampling is required. A valid U.S. driver’s license is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with environmental datasets (e.g., in R) and GIS is desired. Fluency with Excel, Word.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a resume and cover letter here. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

More information:
Dr. Eric Roy’s Nutrient Cycling & Ecological Design Lab: 
UVM Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources: 

All questions can be directed to Dr. Eric Roy at

Deadline to Submit Application: 10-31-2021

POSTED: 08-22-2021

PhD Graduate Student Assistantship - Clemson University

Dr. Amy Scaroni (Forestry and Environmental Conservation) and Dr. Sarah White (Plant and Environmental Sciences) are recruiting a PhD student in applied ecology and remediation science to start either in August 2021 (preferred) or January 2022. Review of candidates will begin July 15 and continue until a successful candidate is selected. The position will be co-advised by Drs. Scaroni and White. The selected candidate can select from two graduate programs based on their interests and career goals: either Forestry and Environmental Conservation or Plant and Environmental Sciences. Both programs are housed in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.

Research will center on advancing the science and practice of floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) in brackish systems, with a goal of providing a preliminary understanding of how nutrient dynamics within brackish waters influence FTW plant productivity and contaminant mitigation potential. The PhD student will be part of a larger group of students and faculty investigating various aspects of FTWs, including habitat value, microbial community composition, and plant suitability across nutrient and salinity gradients. The research will include observational and experimental components, carried out both on Clemson’s campus in Clemson, SC and at Clemson’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science on the coast in Georgetown, SC.

The selected candidate will also gain experience and expertise in outreach/Extension related to FTWs. The student will co-lead several workshops to install demonstration FTWs with the public. The PhD student will have opportunities to learn and practice outreach/Extension methodologies, and to hone communications skills to enhance utility and delivery of information to stakeholders (written, oral,
video, and web-based).

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a M.S. degree in biology, plant ecology, environmental science, or related discipline by August 2021.

Preferred skills: Enthusiasm for outreach, science communication, and stakeholder engagement (or willingness to learn). Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should contact both Dr. Scaroni ( and Dr. White ( via email, including a CV and brief statement of interest.

Deadline to Submit Application: 12-31-2021

POSTED: 08-22-2021

MS Graduate Student Assistantship - Central Michigan University

Dr. Rod Lammers at the Central Michigan University School of Engineering & Technology is looking for one M.S. student to start in Spring or Fall of 2022. Possible research topics include urban stormwater management, stream restoration, and/or flood risk mitigation (see for more details). The student will apply to the Master of Science in Engineering program (see for more details). The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in environmental or civil engineering or a related field.

Please send a brief statement of interest and resume/CV to to be considered for this position.

Deadline to Submit Application: 12-01-2021

POSTED: 07-22-2021

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) – Michigan State University

A Research Associate (Postdoctoral researcher) position is available in the lab of Dr. Dawn Reinhold in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAE). The Reinhold Laboratory studies the fate of pollutants in plant-based ecosystems and the associated design of ecological treatment systems for water pollution.  The Research Associate will work on a project examining the role of exudates in mediating the duckweed microbiome when duckweed is exposed to antibiotics and ammonium. 

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing laboratory work, including plant culture, microbial culture, and sample analysis.  Sample analysis will include metabolomic analysis by mass spectrometry and potential microbial community analysis.  Standard preparation and analysis of samples by mass spectrometry (non-metabolomic) will be required. 

  • Data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation.

  • Operating and maintaining scientific instruments.

  • Maintaining lab notebook and protocols

  • Mentoring one graduate student and up to two undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will be expected to stay current on relevant literature related to the research projects and write manuscripts and funding applications such as fellowships.

The Reinhold Lab was largely inactive during COVID, so there will be a period of laboratory start-up during the appointment. 

This is a 9-month position.