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WasserCluster Lunz International PostDoc Fellowship Program

The inter-university research centre for aquatic ecosystems research WasserCluster Lunz (WCL) invites excellent young scientists to apply for the WCL PostDoc Fellowship Program: in biodiversity of plankton communities, biofilm and stream ecosystem research, river floorplain and restoration ecology, and food web ecology & aquatic lipid biochemistry. Click the post to see more details. Please send application materials in English by 21 December 2015.

Postdoc: Detecting Disturbance and Ecosystem Response in Continental Observatory Networks

This is a 2 year project funded through the NSF EAGER-NEON Macrosystems program. We are seeking a creative and innovative postdoctoral researcher to investigate the effectiveness of observation networks in detecting disturbance and ecosystem response over North America. Specifically, we are interested in how disturbance is affecting the net carbon balance of ecosystems and how observation networks, such as NEON, Ameriflux, and NOAA, can be combined to identify how different disturbance mechanisms are altering ecosystem carbon dynamics. Review of applicants will start 15 December 2015.

Postdoc position at the Freshwater & Global Change Lab, McGill University

This is a 1 year PDF (Postdoctoral Fellow) position, with the possibility of a second year extension. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Review of applications will begin on 4 December 2015.

Graduate Position in Wetland Algal Ecology, Florida

A PhD graduate assistantship is available in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) ( to conduct research in the Florida Everglades, beginning fall 2016. This position is affiliated with the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program and will include integrative field and experimental research approaches, and public outreach. The deadline for graduate applications is January 05, 2016, but early submission (December 2015) is highly encouraged.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Limnology, University of Vermont

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) and the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory invite applications for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Limnology. Review of application begins on 15 January 2016.

PhD Project: Phytoplankton-turbulence interactions in lakes and oceans, University of Bath

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the University of Bath (UK) starting October 2016 for a project investigating interactions between phytoplankton and turbulence in stratified lakes and oceans. The final deadline is 8 January 2016, but interested students should contact Dr. Danielle Wain at by 15 December 2015 to discuss the application.

Assistant Professor, Water Quality and Environmental Change, Utah State University

The Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University ( invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position in water quality. This position is part of a cluster hire in water and climate across multiple colleges at Utah State University. See for more details and application instructions. Review of applications will begin 15 November 2015.

Two tenure track positions in aquatic sciences, Flathead Lake Biological Station

One position is in aquatic microbial ecology and one is in stream ecology. Both are at open rank for assistant or associate level at Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS), University of Montana. Screening of applications will begin 1 December 2015; position will remain open until filled.

Postdoc position at Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth

We are seeking an individual with experience in ecosystem services to work with us to assess the value and services of these unique ecosystems. The individual will be based at the Large Lakes Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota and they will also interact closely with the Natural Capital project and others on the U. Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Full-time support is available for one year with continuation dependent on further funding. Essential qualifications include PhD in ecology, natural resources, economics or allied field along with formal training in the subject of ecosystem services and experience writing for peer-reviewed publication. (Search reopened.) To apply, visit and search for Job Requisition 301046 in Keywords (set "Jobs Posted Within" to "Anytime").

Graduate Research Opportunity: Aquatic Carbon Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology

A graduate assistantship is available to carry out either a Master’s or Ph.D. thesis in the Aquatic Ecology Group of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). The projects will be associated to the NSERC-funded Chair in Carbon Biogeochemistry in Boreal Aquatic Systems (CarBBAS, Interested students should send a letter of introduction, academic resume, and the names of two references, to Paul del Giorgio (, 514-7957983). E-mail enquiries and applications are welcome. Starting date: Winter 2016.

Two postdoctoral researcher positions in limnology: Finland

Two postdoctoral positions available now within Professor Rober I. Jones' new Academy of Finland project on consumer allochthony in lakes. The advertisement can be found at Application deadline: 30 October 2015.

GlobalLink Undergraduate Internships

Please share this posting with good undergraduate students that you know (80% average or >) from the following countries: Australia, India, Brazil, Vietnam, China, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. This is a great opportunity to do undergraduate stream ecology & data research at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Applications are due: Sept 24th, 2015. Click 'Read more' for details.

Two graduate student positions: water quality modeling and phytoplankton dynamics

The Carey Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech has funding for two graduate student positions to start in Summer 2016. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly self-motivated students at the Ph.D. level interested in studying freshwater lakes and reservoirs.

Assistant Professorship in Stream Ecology, Virginia Tech

The Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of STREAM ECOLOGY starting in the Fall 2016 semester. To submit an application go to: (posting TR0150095). The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests (1 page each), and three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the position can be directed to: Dr. Jeb Barrett (, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Site Manager, Dorset Environmental Science Centre, Canada

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Canada, is seeking one with scientific and management expertise to plan and manage the scientific and technical programs, activities and staff of the Dorset Environmental Science Centre, the province's centre of expertise on inland lake water quality. More details and how to apply online: . Deadline: Wednesday 12 August 2015 by 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

Analytical Support Technologists, Canadian Ministry of Environment & Climate Change

The Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch seeks team players to conduct water chemistry analysis in support of environmental monitoring program, special studies or emergency response. One permanent and two temporary positions available. Location: Dorset, Ontario. Deadline: Wednesday 12 August 2015 (11.59pm EDT). Details and how to apply online:

Limnologist at Ecosystem Consulting Service, Inc.

Ecosystem Consulting Services, Inc. is seeking a recent graduate that may be interested in a limnologist position at our small but very specialized applied limnology company in Coventry, Connecticut. Position open now in July 2015 ~ until filled.

Postdoctoral Position in Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Germany

The Postdoc will focus on bacterial colonization and degradation of artificial model aggregates as well as natural macroscopic organic aggregates. The project aims to parameterize important aggregate features such as size, porosity and sinking velocity as well as microbial parameters including bacterial colonization, bacterial production, respiration and enzymatic activities. The Postdoc will combine state-of-the-art microbial, molecular and biochemical analyses in experimental and natural ecosystems and will work in close collaboration with the postdoc of the physics group at the MPI for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. Review of the applications will start on 1st September 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Postdoc & PhD student positions in genomics, biogeochemistry, ecology/physiology and socio-economics

1 Post doc and 3 PhD Student positions in Genomics, Biogeochemistry, Ecology/Physiology, and Socio-economics. Please submit a curriculum vitae (including publication list), a brief statement of motivation and research interests, and the names and contact information of two referees as a single pdf file to Review of the applications will start on the 1st of September, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled.

Postdoctoral Associate in Aquatic Ecology at the University of Notre Dame

The Stuart Jones Lab is seeking a creative and quantitatively savvy Ph.D. with significant research experience in aquatic ecology, ecosystem modeling, or ecohydrology. We expect applicants to have demonstrable experience in one or more of the previously mentioned fields, including substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals. We encourage applications from scientists willing to participate in open-access tool development and publishing. Start date is flexible, but review of applications will begin on August 15th, 2015.


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