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Fwd: Announcements from NCKRI: job available in Virginia, ice cave project needs funding, and student travel funds

Автор: Bulat Mavlyudov
Дата: 19 Feb 2016

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От кого: George Veni
Кому: George Veni
Дата: Четверг, 18 февраля 2016, 23:48 UTC
Тема: Announcements from NCKRI: job available in Virginia, ice cave project needs funding, and student travel funds

Dear Friends,
Below are three announcements that may interest you. Feel free to share them with others and please contact the people and organizations below for more information.
George Veni, PhD
Executive Director
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
400-1 Cascades Avenue
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220-6215 USA
Office: 575-887-5517
Mobile: 210-863-5919
Fax: 575-887-5523

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Natural Heritage Program is hiring a second full-time karst position. It will be based in Christiansburg/Blacksburg
 area of Virginia, near Virginia Tech and in the heart of the Appalachian karst.
Environmental Specialist I
Karst Protection Specialist
Closes On: 02/26/2016
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, is seeking a Karst Protection Specialist.  This position will report to the DCR Karst Protection Coordinator,
 and will be responsible for a wide range of karst protection, evaluation, and conservation planning tasks.  This work includes conducting environmental evaluations for potential impacts to karst, providing technical guidance on karst to land managers, helping
 to develop karst conservation strategies and performance of scientific investigations to support these and other karst-related tasks.  The karst protection specialist will also assist with the development of proposals to generate further funds for karst protection,
 while also coordinating and supervising volunteer efforts. These tasks involve extensive coordination with other state, federal, and private organizations.
Minimum Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a solid knowledge of karst hydrogeology and groundwater quality issues. DCR is looking for a strong self-motivator with excellent skill in planning and organizational ability; oral and written communication;
 and an analytical mindset.  Applicants must demonstrate their ability to digest and understand technical issues regarding conservation biology, land use planning, maps and karst biology and geology.  This position will require the ability to travel frequently
 and work irregular and sometimes long hours, and therefore, excellent time management skills are also a must. Proficiency in single rope technique (SRT) is also necessary for safe negotiation of vertical obstacles encountered in cave navigation and exploration.
Preferred Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in biology, geology, hydrology, environmental resource management, or other relevant natural sciences discipline is preferred. Previous work or research experience in the area of karst biology, karst groundwater research,
 or karst resource protection is also ideal. Familiarity with acoustic techniques for bat monitoring is preferred and experience with bat handling and identification is strongly preferred.
Hiring Range:  $35,000-$44,000.
Recruitment closes 2/26/16. Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through   http://jobs.virginia.gov/
Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. Applications that say, “see resume” will not be accepted.
DCR is an E-Verify and EEO Employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans encouraged to apply.
Critical Research: help study how glaciers are disappearing from the inside out!
It is well known that glaciers are melting from global climate change but it is less known that some are being severely undermined by the rapid expansion of underlying glacier
 caves.  An excellent team of scientists and explorers need your help and have set up a great crowd funding campaign at:  http://igg.me/at/glacier-cave-explorers    
The opening video describes a summary of what they are doing and needing.  The following pages have more information and links.  This is an odd niche of work that not many
 folks are doing or funding, and the data go to the National Park Service and US Forest Service and other scientists trying to further their work.  This is an effort to try and raise some funds for this year’s Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier glacier cave expeditions,
 and next spring’s Mt. St Helens expedition. 
International Society for Subterranean Biology Conference Student Travel Fellowship
The International Society for Subterranean Biology (ISSB-SIBIOS) announces that it will fund five travel fellowships at 500 Euros each to support students and young scientists from
 outside the U.S. in order to attend and present their research results at the 2016 International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, on 13-17 June 2016. Conference details are available at the conference website: http://www.speleobiology.com/icsb2016/ .
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and young scientists who recently earned their Ph.D. degrees in 2012 or later, and are working at an institution outside the United States,
 are eligible. The application deadline is midnight, GMT, 29 February 2016. For more details go to: http://www.speleobiology.com/icsb2016/travel-info/travel-fellowships/

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