Yosemite Seasonal Physical Science Technician Positions on USAJobs until 2/8

Some may have a large entry-level GIS component: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428346300

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M.S./Ph.D. opportunity in Ecosystem Services and Social-Ecological Systems

Fall 2016. The Social-Ecological Research Lab at Idaho State University is seeking two MS or PhD students to conduct interdisciplinary research on ecosystem services and environmental planning and policy in the Intermountain West. The student will pursue a degree in Biology or Geosciences at Idaho State University, and will be funded by the MILES program for two years, graduate research assistantship (www.idahoecosystems.org). Preference will be given to students with strong background in GIS. To apply contact Dr. Antonio J. Castro atcastanto@isu.edu or Noreen King at 208-282-4150 or kingnore@isu.edu with questions regarding the application process as soon as possible.

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CaGIS Map Competition

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is pleased to announce our Annual Map Design Competition. The competition is open to all mapmakers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the past calendar year (2015). Students are particularly encouraged to apply for the award sponsored by Avenza (makers of MAPublisher).

http://www.cartogis.org/awards/contest.php

Due date is March 15, 2016. Professional entries are now only $10 and we only need ONE copy of the map + a digital version starting this year.

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Marine GIS Seasonal Position- CT DEEP Marine Fisheries

The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Division is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill a “Seasonal Resource Assistant” position working on GIS related projects.
This position is limited in duration and pays $11 – $14/hr (7hrs/day, 35hrs/wk) based on relevant experience. The selected candidate will start in Late April or early May and work for approximately 1,030 hours. Since this position is temporary, there would be no health benefits. The position is based out of DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT, and employees would be expected to drive to Old Lyme each workday. The position will include but is not limited to: assembling, analyzing, synthesizing and mapping diverse data sets in support of fisheries research and monitoring. The selected candidate may be asked to work on multiple projects and may be asked to create maps or map applications for the Agency website. The selected candidate will work under supervision, but will also be expected to work independently at times.
Please submit a completed application and resume to either Deb Pacileo or Jacque Benway. Applications and instructions may be obtained from our Fisheries Seasonal Job Opportunities page on the DEEP website.

Specific questions may be directed to:
Deb Pacileo or Jacque Benway
State of Connecticut
DEEP Marine Fisheries Division
P.O. Box 719
333 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Phone: (860) 447-4312 or 4311
FACS: (860) 434-6150
E-mail: deb.pacileo@ct.gov or jacque.benway@ct.gov

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GIS/Spatial Ecology Internship at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Conservation GIS Lab (https://nationalzoo.si.edu/SCBI/ConservationGIS/projects/) at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking interns, to start immediately.  We focus on conservation applications of GIS and satellite remote sensing for research and management of endangered species. Most of our projects focus on charismatic endangered species that are managed at our facilities and for which we have field ecological and conservation programs in the wild.  Examples are Asian elephants, Przewalski’s horse, Asian wild dog, and giant panda.

The role:  

  • Utilizing species distribution model to predict suitable range of endangered species and their habitat
  • Analyzing spatial data derived from satellite imagery, remotely sensed data, and GPS-tracked animal movement data;
  • Integration and analysis of data in GIS;
  • Statistical analysis of species and habitat data and the development of automated data processing and analysis tools;

Interns will be involved in a few research projects and be advised directly by spatial ecologists at the Conservation GIS Lab. Interns are also expected to assist with everyday lab management and help with short GIS training courses.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A good knowledge of computers, programming and statistics.
  • Basic knowledge of GIS (preferably ArcGIS or QGIS), remote sensing are desirable.
  • Experience with programming software (R/Matlab/Python/etc.).

The internship includes a modest stipend and free dormitory-style housing.  Internship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and positions are available immediately.  Please send letter of interest and resume to SCBI.GIS@gmail.com. Resume should include contact information for 3 references. Include potential start date and the time period you are available for the internship in your letter.

Positions are open until filled, and are minimum 3 month. Priority will be given to candidates who can commit for longer periods.

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is located at the north entrance of the Shenandoah National Park about 60 miles west of Washington, D.C., in Front Royal, VA.

SCBI’s mission is to advance conservation of biological diversity. In meeting the Smithsonian Institution’s mandate, SCBI increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats, and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advanced studies, professional training, and public outreach.

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Research Scientist position with SERVIR Science Coordination Office

Research Scientist I(step 4)/ESSC/RL3279

https://uah.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=67343

Job Description: The Research Scientist I (step 4) will provide science coordination support and interface with an international hub, while working as part of the SERVIR Science Coordination Office.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Earth Science or an equivalent field/9 months of full-time related work experience/must have a background in Earth Science and have a demonstrated understanding of environmental concerns and needs in developing regions/must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and have experience in the capacity building processes involving regional thematic experts/must have knowledge of GIS, satellite image processing, remote sensing, programming, and statistics software/experiencing managing technical contacts and engaging international partners/fluency in written and spoken French is required.

About The University of Alabama in Huntsville: The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a Tier 1 research university that prepares students for demanding positions in Engineering, the Sciences, Business, Nursing, Education, and the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  Located within one of the largest research parks in the United States, UAH is considered one of the nation’s premier research universities, and is listed in “America’s 100 Best College Buys” and “The 150 Best National Doctoral Universities” by US News and World Reports.  Approximately 7,350 students from almost all of the 50 states and 80 countries currently pursue degrees in over 100 areas of study.  Refer to www.uah.edu for more information on the University, its academic and extracurricular programs and offerings, and the community it serves.

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MA/PhD position in Spatial modeling/Physical geography

Looking for a MA or PhD student to work on a NSF-funded project on the spatial patterns of soil, water, and biodiversity to begin in the fall semester 2016. The project will address how such patterns can be better understood in light of more readily available environmental factors, such as landforms and climatic conditions. Through spatial modeling of these multiple natural resources, the investigators aim to develop general theories of Earth surface processes that can be widely applied to a range of environmental systems. Applicants should have deep understanding of and, preferably, experience with the concept of spatial autocorrelation and spatial regression.

We are looking for a PhD or MA student to join Professor Daehyun Kim in the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky. Because the project is collaborative, the student will have the opportunity to also work with and receive mentoring from Professor Heejun Chang in the Geography Department at Portland State University and Professor Yongwan Chun at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The Department of Geography offers a supportive environment and competitive funding packages for MA (2 years) and PhD students (4 years) that include tuition scholarships and health insurance. For more information on the application process for our graduate program please see:geography.as.uky.edu/applications-and-admissions. If you have general questions about the application and admissions process please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Ehrkamp (p.ehrkamp@uky.edu). For questions directly related to the research project and the research assistantship please contact Dr. Daehyun Kim (biogeokim@uky.edu). Review of graduate applications begins on January 15, 2016. Applications are accepted via the Graduate School’s online portal. Please see www.research.uky.edu/gs/ProspectiveStudents/… for further information. Please also make sure in your application to mention your interest in this funded research.

Dr. Daehyun Kim (biogeokim@uky.edu; geography.as.uky.edu/users/dki225)

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Two Ph.D. research assistant positions in Spatial Intelligence Lab at University of Muenster, Germany

Two full time PhD research assistant positions are available for 3 years in the EU funded research project “Wayfinding Through Orientation (WayTO)” (http://wayto.uni-muenster.de). Prospective students who have a keen interest in interdisciplinary research and a background in at least one of the following disciplines: GI Science, computer science, or cognitive science are welcome to apply.

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2016 NEGIS Scholarship Program

Announcing the Northeast Geographic Information Society NEGIS 2016 Scholarship for Undergraduates and Graduates in GIS Programs

 The NEGIS scholarship consists of a cash award and a paid internship:  Information and Application

Deadline for application submission is January 31, 2016

www.negis.org

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Wesleyan GIS Assistant position for Spring 2016

The Wesleyan University GIS Assistant Program has two main objectives: (1) to facilitate student learning of spatial data analysis and (2) to facilitate use of spatial data analysis techniques in faculty teaching and scholarship. A GIS Assistant is a paid position.

If you are interested in a GIS Assistant Position, apply at http://goo.gl/forms/uFU6daQ3eY by January 22. For more information, contact Kim Diver (kdiver).

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