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Freshwater Mussel Technician
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Come join a team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the world’s most important animals. We are seeking a motivated expert who can join our team of Endangered Species conservation biologists to support the freshwater mussel conservation program.

The position will consist mainly (95%) of conducting fieldwork in rivers and streams throughout Oregon and Washington, which will require the employee to drive a vehicle from their location to field sites. The majority of field sites are located in central Oregon. Duties will be primarily focused on surveying for freshwater mussels in central Oregon, with additional duties to support research and conservation efforts elsewhere in Oregon and Washington. Data collection will require snorkeling and wading in order to conduct visual and tactile surveys for freshwater mussels. The position will report to the Xerces Society’s Freshwater Mussel Program Lead (Portland, OR office) and work in collaboration with other Endangered Species team staff and federal, tribal, and state land management and wildlife agencies.

The successful candidate must have prior experience snorkeling and be able to swim, carry 30 pounds using a backpack, walk over uneven terrain, and be comfortable working long hours in the field as part of a team. Prior experience collecting and identifying freshwater mussels, paddling boats such as kayaks, canoes, or rafts, and driving unimproved roads is preferred. Applicants with SCUBA, wilderness first aid, and/or swift-water rescue certifications is also preferred. Successful candidates will be required to pass an in-water safety training upon hiring.
Link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/62d1a1bd-37e2-4221-9049-dd3114cb3642/Xerces-Society-Inc
Endangered Species Conservation Biologist - Freshwater Mussels
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Come join a team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the world’s most important animals. We are seeking a motivated expert who can join our team of Endangered Species conservation biologists to support the freshwater mussel conservation program.

Reporting to the Xerces Society’s Endangered Species Program Mussel Lead (Portland, OR office) and working in collaboration with other Xerces Society conservation staff and project partners, the Endangered Species Conservation Biologist will focus on a variety of projects related to freshwater mussel research, conservation and advocacy. The position includes substantial fieldwork in rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest, which will require the employee to drive a vehicle from their location to field sites as well as conduct snorkel and wading-based surveys for freshwater mussels. The successful candidate will also be adept at GIS analysis and mapping, data analysis, communication, and collaboration in support of the program’s conservation goals.

The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background, ideally with mollusk expertise, experience managing data in ArcGIS platforms, have excellent outreach and presentation skills, and experience managing projects, developing and conducting field-based research projects, writing management guidance, and contributing to evidence-based species assessments and conservation plans. The ability to work collaboratively and build lasting conservation partnerships with diverse groups of people will be crucial to the candidate’s success.
Link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/62d1a1bd-37e2-4221-9049-dd3114cb3642/Xerces-Society-Inc
Manager, Center for Species Survival: Freshwater
Shedd Aquarium
Working closely with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC), its Freshwater Conservation Committee (FCC), relevant government and NGO stakeholders, and the wider conservation community, the Manager plays a key role in implementing the IUCN Assess-Plan-Act model to assess extinction risk, identify conservation needs, help plan effective and coordinated measures, and mobilize action. This Chicago-based position will support assessments to help inform species conservation prioritization for freshwater systems and taxa (e.g., IUCN Red List Assessments, Key Biodiversity Area identification, National Assessments). The Manager will help expand the understanding of conservation needs of freshwater systems globally, with an initial (3-year) primary emphasis on Central America. In this region, the Manager will also focus on convening and facilitating prioritized conservation planning and mobilizing the implementation of key actions and policy across local and regional scales.

For more information, please see the website (https://sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a23xwy5v9fjp).
Link: https://sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a23xwy5v9fjp
Freshwater Mussel Conservation Internship - Summer 2023
Shedd Aquarium
As part of the Conservation Research Department, the intern will work closely with the Freshwater Mussel Biologist on the ongoing research projects. The projects include species delineation of cryptic taxa, population genetics of threatened species, and annual monitoring for mussel communities in the Chicago area. Findings of these projects will help us understand the current condition of mussel populations and threats that they are currently facing. These research also will help inform management strategies to best protect freshwater mussels and their habitats.

For more information, please see the website (https://sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a23xwy5hjaih).

Other internship positions are also available across Shedd Aquarium (https://sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/openings).
Link: https://sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a23xwy5hjaih
Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist/Malacologist (Entry-Level)
EcoAnalysts, Inc.
In this position, you will be required to assist mussel, fish, and other aquatic projects out of the Missouri office. This position will include fieldwork, equipment maintenance, data entry, permit reporting, and could include proposal preparation and technical reporting depending on experience.
Link: https://www.ecoanalysts.com/biologist-malacologist-entry
Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist/Malacologist (Mid- to Senior-Level)
EcoAnalysts, Inc.
In this position, you will be required to assist and lead mussel, fish, and other aquatic projects out of the Missouri office. This position will be hired at a mid- to senior-level and will include fieldwork, proposal preparation, project management, field crew supervision, equipment maintenance, data analysis, and report preparation.
Link: https://www.ecoanalysts.com/biologist-aquatic-ecologist-malacologist-mdsr
Entry Level Biologist/Malacologist
EnviroScience, Inc.
Responsibilities include assisting field efforts for freshwater mussel surveys, snorkeling and diving, stream assessments, agency coordination, data entry and analysis, and technical report writing support.
Link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=36956&clientkey=84D55E05C42E90830F189D625E86C921
Malacologist (Mid- to Senior-Level)
EnviroScience, Inc.
EnviroScience, Inc. is currently seeking a Malacologist to support our growing marine services division. Responsibilities include conducting and managing field efforts for freshwater mussel surveys, diving, stream assessments, permit preparation, and technical report writing. This position includes regular travel, weekend work, long hours, and some tasks will require strenuous fieldwork and work during inclement weather. We prefer to base this position out of our Stow, Ohio office; however, alternative locations may be considered for well-qualified candidates. This position is planned as a full-time position; however, part-time positions may be considered for well-qualified candidates. Compensation will be based on the applicant and their experience level.
Link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=80595&clientkey=84D55E05C42E90830F189D625E86C921
Post Doctoral Research Associate
University of Alabama
I am looking for a motivated postdoctoral research associate to join my lab group studying how overall mussel biomass and community structure determines the impact of mussels on aquatic ecosystems as part of an ongoing NSF-funded project.

Responsibilities will include:

Lead and support research. The successful candidate will lead field campaigns, data collection and collation, assist with laboratory analyses, and facilitate data sharing.
Data analysis. The successful candidate will assist with ongoing analyses and also have the opportunity to develop and pursue independent research questions related to project goals.
Mentoring. The successful candidate will work closely with PI Atkinson, graduate students, and undergraduate students to collect and process data.
Assist with general research operations. The successful candidate will be the go-to person for a variety of tasks. These tasks include maintaining equipment, contribution to writing of manuscripts and reports, and assisting students.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have experience conducting fieldwork in streams, a background in basic ecological principles, familiar with conducting water chemistry, and the ability to effectively manage large data sets. The applicant should be creative and independent, have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills, a good publication record in ecology or other related fields, and an interest in working as part of a collaborative team. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in ecology, limnology, fisheries, or a related field by the start date.
To apply: Applicants interested in the position should send an email with subject “UA postdoc” including a one-page cover letter describing their interest and qualifications along with their CV to Dr. Carla Atkinson (clatkinson@ua.edu)
Link: None
Graduate students
Department of Biology, Miami University
Conduct dissertation or thesis research on evolution, phylogeography, or population genomics of freshwater invertebrates

See me at the meeting or email me for details about potential projects.
Link: None
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