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Lead Research Technician, Boston-Area Climate Experiment (Waltham, MA)

We are seeking applicants for the position of lead research technician at the Boston-Area Climate Experiment (BACE).  This is a full-time position based at the BACE site in Waltham, Massachusetts (approx. 9 miles from Boston).  The successful applicant will..

  • maintain the BACE and conduct and assist with ecological research at the site
  • be responsible for maintaining a well-organized research environment, maintaining and organizing lab records, equipment, and supplies, analyzing experimental data and presenting results, helping to coordinate activities of undergraduate researchers, troubleshooting problems, ensuring that safe research practices are followed in the lab and in the field, and performing other assigned duties
  • work occasional odd hours and weekends as dictated by field or lab work schedules, and will sometimes work outdoors in inclement weather
  • spend about 70% of their working hours outdoors.

To be eligible…

  • Applicants should have an educational background (bachelor¹s or preferably M.S.) that includes coursework in ecology or environmental science.
  • We would be particularly interested in candidates with previous experience as a technician in plant ecology labs, experience working on outdoor experiments that simulate climate change in natural or managed ecosystems, experience working with large datasets, managing student employees, and/or working in old-field ecosystems of the northeastern United States

The position is open immediately (pending paperwork at Purdue), with an immediate start preferred.

The initial appointment will be for a period of six months, with a one-year extension of the position contingent upon satisfactory performance.  Further extensions will depend on performance and future funding.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The technician will be employed by Purdue University (an equal access/equal opportunity university), but will be based in the Boston area, with little or no travel to Purdue.

Potential applicants should email Jeff Dukes (jsdukes@purdue.edu) a statement of interest and resume (or CV) with contact information for two or more references, using the subject line ³BACE technician.² Applications will be considered as they are received.

For more information on the experiment, see the BACE website

Internship, Medford Energy & Environment Office (Medford, MA)

The Office of Energy and Environment in Medford has an opening for a summer intern position to assist the Medford Bicycle Advisory Commission develop a Bicycle Infrastructure Master Plan.  The Commission has been in existence for two years, and recently held a public workshop to provide direction for the Master Plan.  The intern would be expected to take the lead in converting the raw material from the workshop into a draft master plan, including:

  1. Review prior work done in the City related to bicycle infrastructure, including the raw material from the workshop
  2. Develop an outline of a master plan document, working with Commission members
  3. Perform field work to verify existing conditions, including photographs and measurements
  4. Develop draft recommendations based on meetings with Commission members, supplemented by independent research with respect to standards and common practices elsewhere.
  5. Prepare a draft master plan document, including  text and graphics, and respond to comments by the Commissioners.

Other potential tasks, if time allowed, would include developing a marketing and communications plan to bring about behavior change in regard to: cyclist behavior and compliance with rules of the road, pedestrian safety, and driver awareness of cyclists and pedestrians.

Responsibilities also include administrative office tasks in the City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment.  Summer interns expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, during City Hall’s open business hours (Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30, Fri 8:30-12:30).

Possibility to continue on other projects in the Fall semester and could start part-time immediately. Position is unpaid during the summer with the potential to stay on as work-study during the school year. A good candidate is a self-starter who can work independently, use common sense and take initiative, and who has good writing skills.

Application Deadline: N/A

Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy and Environment, City of Medford at ahunt[at]medford.org.

Internship, Massport (East Boston, MA)

Massport offers college and graduate school students an opportunity to learn more about our Aviation and Maritime businesses through our year-round internship programs. In addition, we provide summer job opportunities working in our operating units to college-age students.

Application Deadline: N/A
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EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study (Various Locations)

2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study. The U.S. EPA, as part of its GRO Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

Application Deadline: May 19, 2015
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Research Assistant I – Sustainable Working Landscapes, Harvard University (Petersham, MA)

The newly established Sustainable Working Landscape Program (SWL) at the Harvard Forest, headed by Drs. Brian Donahue and David Foster seeks to:

  • Explore the consequences of plausible forest, farm, and habitable landscape futures in terms of their consequences for the environment and human well-being
  • Establish demonstration projects highlighting integrated landscape management and long-term studies through Stewardship Science across New England at six to eight signature landscapes comprised variously of wildlands, woodlands, and farmlands;
  • Advance research, education and work with landowners and communities;
  • Integrate sustainable farming and forestry with fundamental environmental concerns such as protection of water quality, reduced carbon emissions, and protection of wildlife and biodiversity.
Anticipated start date is on or around June 1, 2015
Apply Online (SEARCH BY REQUISITION  # 35464BR)
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