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USGS Research Scientist Position

Closes October 31, 2016

See job posting here.

NSF REU Summer Fellow Opportunity

7 Weeks during June, 2016 - August, 2016

The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) is looking for six undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Summer Fellows in 2016. Two students will work at George Mason University Site (Fairfax, VA), two at Harvard University site (Cambridge, MA) and two at University of California, Santa Barbara site (Santa Barbara, CA).

This opportunity is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) I/UCRC and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs which enable undergraduate students to obtain research experience and consider a career path in spatiotemporal domains (e.g., GIS, CS, Geosciences, etc.). NSF REU Student interns will work in a team with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at one of the three center sites and will conduct research related to spatiotemporal issues. NSF fellows also have the opportunity to attend a professional conference to present their research results. Students may participate in various projects.

To know more about the center, please visit http://www.stcenter.net. Please refer to the "Project" tab on this website for the brief introduction of the undergoing projects.


  • Applicants must be undergraduate students.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status is required.
  • Applicants should be able to work as NSF fellows for 7 weeks. Starting date is flexible.
  • NSF REU fellows will receive stipend and reimbursement for travel to a conference.
  • Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

A complete application includes:

  • A CV
  • One page double spaced statement of interest.
  • Contacts (email and phone #) of two referees.

Application Deadline: Review of application will begin on Feb 29, 2016 and end unitl the position is filled up.

Submit your application at: http://stcenter.net/stc/REU2016Application

For more information about the NSF REU Fellow Opportunity contact Dr. Min Sun (msun@gmu.edu).

GIS/Spatial Ecology Internship at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Conservation GIS Lab 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.