Illinois Natural History Survey

The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS)  investigates and documents the biological resources of Illinois and other areas, and acquires and provides natural history information that can be used to promote the common understanding, conservation, and management of these resources.

Illinois Natural History Survey Champaign, IL, USA
Feb 09, 2018
Seasonal
Duties & Responsibilities:   Searching for bats under bridges and performing bat habitat assessments, including identifying potential bat roost trees.  Traveling throughout Illinois to complete field work.  The candidate will prioritize taskings, determine routes to field sites, edit and write reports.  Potential for mist netting bats and trapping small mammals dependent on project taskings.  Overnight work may be required.  Expect to work Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.  No housing is provided, but there are many summer sublets available (college town). QUALIFICATIONS:   Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology, Wildlife, Natural Resources, or related field.  Previous experience conducting field work is preferred.  Meticulous data collection and the ability to work efficiently and effectively is expected.  Ability to identify trees, previous experience with GPS units, and ability to identify bats of Illinois are all preferred, but we will provide training as necessary.  Ability to read and navigate from maps is highly desirable.  Rabies shots preferred but are not required; only technicians with rabies shots will be permitted to handle animals.  The candidate must be physically capable of hiking to sites, carrying up to 40 lbs. of field equipment, and working outside under adverse field conditions, including, but not limited to biting insects, rain, heat, humidity, and uneven terrain.  Ability to work with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.  Candidate must have a valid driver’s license “The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.” Salary:    $12.00 per hour. Available:   May 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018. Start date is flexible and end date may get extended if we have additional work. Application:    For full consideration, applications should be received by   4/1/18   but position will remain open until filled and hires may occur prior to closing date.    Electronic applications required.   To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and names & email addresses of three professional references to Jean Mengelkoch at   jmengelk@illinois.edu   -   (Reference “IDOT Bat Tech” in subject line). The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu . Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Illinois Natural History Survey Havana, Illinois, USA
Feb 09, 2018
Seasonal
Employer:     Illinois River Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.    Position is located in Havana, Illinois .  JOB DESCRIPTION Field technicians are needed to conduct applied research in the area of aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois.  Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection.  QUALIFICATIONS Must have or be in the process of working toward a bachelor degree in aquatic ecology, biology, zoology or a biological related field. Must demonstrate a working knowledge of, and ability to collect biological data, such as fisheries and water quality in a large river system.  Understanding and experience with standardized long-term monitoring (LTRM) sampling protocols is preferred. Experience using large boats, outboard motors, trailers, four wheel drive vehicles and maintaining field equipment. Candidate will participate in boat electrofishing, netting and other appropriate gear types as well as be expected to perform field station maintenance duties when needed.  This position requires significant physical exertion (including carrying 40 or more pounds of gear), commitment to safety, and meticulous data recording. The individual must have a valid driver’s license and a strong ability to swim. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, long days with possible nights and weekends.  “The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.”   Salary:              $9.00 to $11.00 per hour depending on experience Available:           May-October 2018 with likely extension to December 2018. Application:      For full consideration, applications should be received by   3/2/2018,   but the position may be filled sooner when a suitable candidate is found.    Electronic applications required.   To apply, please email cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to: Levi Solomon at   soloml@illinois.edu   -   (Reference “IRBS Field Tech” in subject line). Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.  ( www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu ). Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Illinois Natural History Survey Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Feb 09, 2018
Seasonal
INHS is seeking one individual to assist with bat surveys relating to the Illinois Bat Conservation Program ( www.illinoisbats.org ), as well as various other smaller projects. Project description:   This program conducts bat surveys across the state of Illinois using acoustics, mist netting, radio telemetry and emergence counts. This position will be located in Champaign, Illinois. Job description:   The position will involve mostly field work including deploying acoustic recorders, conducting mobile surveys, participating in mist net surveys, completing emergence counts and assisting with radio-tracking. Field work will be conducted around the state, but overnight travel will be ~ 2-4 nights per week (lodging and per diem will be provided for travel).  Candidate must keep meticulous datasheets, be capable of managing large amounts of acoustic data, and be available to work a flexible schedule. Candidate must be comfortable navigating off trail, hiking with heavy equipment and able to work under various and rigorous field conditions including poison ivy, mosquitos, stinging nettle, snakes, etc. Housing will not be provided in Champaign, however there are usually many sublets available in Champaign, Illinois, as it is home to a large University student community. Travel throughout the State of Illinois is required, and working outdoors, including at night and under adverse weather conditions, will be conducted as projects require. Qualifications - Required: Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology, biology, zoology or an appropriate biological science. At least two field seasons of conducting bat surveys. Current rabies vaccine. Willingness to travel overnight throughout Illinois and work under adverse weather conditions. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must possess the physical skills necessary to collect field samples and conduct research. Must demonstrate an ability to ensure the highest possible standards of quality, safety, and ethics with little supervision. Qualifications – Preferred: Federal Indiana/Northern Long-eared bat permit. Knowledge of Midwestern flora, including identification of tree species, suitable for making habitat assessments. Familiarity with bat acoustic monitoring protocols, equipment, and associated software programs. Salary:   $25/hour if candidate meets all qualifications up to 40 hours per week. The estimated starting date is May 10, 2018. Applications must be received by March 1, 2018.   To apply please submit via email a letter detailing qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references to Tara Hohoff at   thohoff2@illinois.edu . Please put “Bat Tech” in the subject line. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.  ( www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu ). Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Illinois Natural History Survey University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, United States
Jan 24, 2018
Graduate Assistant/Fellowship
Duties & Responsibilities : Research topics are varied and flexible, but individuals with interests related to three projects are preferred (1) invasion ecology of Asian carp, (2) recruitment, behavior, physiology, reproductive strategies, and management of largemouth bass, (3) population ecology of crappie. Duties will include conducting experiments, analyzing data, presenting findings in a publication, and other research activities.  Qualifications : B.S. or M.S. in fisheries/aquatic ecology. Estimated Start Date: between June and August 2018 Salary : Dependent upon education level and academic unit, up to $2,062/month for a 50% appointment offered for 11 months. Students must be enrolled during the semester to receive a tuition waiver. Send a cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, GRE scores, and three letters of reference to: Dr. David H. Wahl at d-wahl@illinois.edu or University of Illinois, 1816 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820 Technical questions can be directed to Dr. Wahl at his email or at 217-728-4400. http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/fieldstations/kbs/kaskaskia/ The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Illinois Natural History Survey Sullivan, IL, United States
Jan 24, 2018
Full time
Position:     Fisheries/Aquatic Ecologist Technician,   Kaskaskia Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey, Sullivan IL under the direction of Dr. Joe  Parkos.                                                                                              Employer:    University of Illinois   Job Description:    Assist with field work in lakes, rivers and streams, laboratory behavioral experiments, lab maintenance, fish care, and data processing and analysis. Responsibilities include assisting with research projects evaluating recruitment, behavior, reproductive strategies and management of crappie, bluegill, Asian carp biology, and stream and river ecology and restoration. Participate in numerous laboratory tasks including identification of fish, zooplankton and benthic invertebrates, aging otoliths and diet analysis of fishes. Work will be conducted in conjunction with faculty, graduate students, and other research assistants. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn field and laboratory identification of Midwest fish species. Experience using large boats, outboard motors, trailers, four wheel drive vehicles along with fisheries, water quality, and related field equipment is preferred.  Other duties include maintenance and repair of sampling gears, boats, boat trailers, and laboratory equipment, and general field station upkeep.     Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, aquatic ecology or closely related field. Good interpersonal and computer skills are essential. Requires significant physical exertion (including carrying 40 or more pounds of gear), commitment to safety, and meticulous data recording.  Familiarity with boat operation and safety desirable. Candidate must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions, possible nights or weekends, and work from a boat on large water bodies. A valid driver’s license and ability to swim is required. “The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.”               Salary:    $12.00 - $12.50 per hour depending upon experience.            Available:    June 1, 2018; multiple year position, 40 hours per week Application:    For full consideration, applications should be received by   4/6/18,   but position will remain open until filled.    Electronic applications required.   To apply, please send cover letter, resume, copy of college transcripts and names and contact information of three references to:    parkos@illinois.edu   (Reference “Technician position” in subject line) . The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com