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This course gives the rules for the road for an early career scientist

This course will reinforce and extend the mathematical education that students bring to graduate studies in the environmental sciences. It will explore mathematical approaches and solutions (both analytical and numerical) that cut across environmental disciplines, and it will introduce analytical techniques that are taught infrequently in other courses. The goal is to provide students with the tools and confidence they need to apply quantitative methods in their own research. The mathematical programming language MATLAB is used to solve problems in class, to complete homework sets, and to program numerical solutions of difference/differential equations.

The MEES 609A Applied Environmental Science (AES) course is the only required course in the MEES Curriculum.  It is intended that all MEES students take AES in their second semester, after having taken a Foundation course in their first semester. 

The AES course has been designed to promote an appreciation of interdisciplinarity in natural and social sciences and to provide exposure to how science can influence and inform ongoing policy and management debates.  The course addresses the role of science and scientists in providing information to policy makers and managers on complex environmental challenges.  The course will provide training in how to work in interdisciplinary teams, using a range of synthesis and analytical approaches.  This will culminate in the development and oral presentation of a report that analyzes and evaluates a current complex environmental challenge that requires an interdisciplinary approach for progress to be made.  The course will also train students to critically evaluate and review the reports prepared by their peers and together with an expert panel of stakeholders understand their management and policy ramifications.


The last 50 years has seen many significant advances in a broad diversity of scientific fields.  These changes continue today at an even faster rate.  Collaborative teams involving many highly specialized researchers are more common now than individual researchers with broad training.  We have access to data from multiple sources including web-based distributed databases, sophisticated instruments that automate many analyses and computers that permit rapid calculations that combine to increase research capabilities. At the same time, competition to achieve precedence in a research field has intensified.  Over this period of dramatic change, the scrutiny of science and scientists has increased, leading to high profile examples of misconduct in several fields.  

In this seminar we explore the “rules of the road” for being a scientist today.  Using a case study approach, the seminar will cover concepts of how science is regulated, what constitutes misconduct, how research is planned, conducted and reported, authorship and data ownership, as well as the ethical treatment of human and animal subjects.  The seminar will focus particularly on mentor and trainee interactions.


This course is a detailed examination of Earth’s geochemical cycles, including inorganic and organic geochemistry. We will use review papers, original scientific works and a textbook to cover a range of areas. Topics include global biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nitrogen, estuarine cycling of organic matter, nutrients and metals, redox cycles, and sediment biogeochemistry/ diagenesis. Course grading is based on 2 exams during the semester, problem sets, paper discussions, and final exam.

Understanding biological processes that affect productivity, abundances and distributions is a prerequisite for effective utilization of aquatic resources. Effective management of these resources depends upon knowledge of their basic ecology. The study of fisheries ecology is the study of the interrelationships between individuals, their communities and environment. Aquatic species exhibit a phenomenal range of morphologies, life histories, behaviors and interactions with their physical and biological environments.Further, these species and have become adapted to almost all aquatic systems. Consequently, this course will explore the forces that select individuals, regulate populations and structure communities. Material will focus on, but not be restricted to, coastal and estuarine systems with an emphasis on fishes.

The course will involve formal lectures, several take-home exercises, preparation of a hypothesis-driven proposal, and a written final examination. Extensive readings will be assigned. Our goal is to provide a solid theoretical and quantitative background in fish ecology on which to develop critical thinking and communication skills. Prerequisites include an upper level ecology course and introductory statistics, but students who have not met these may be permitted to take the course at the discretion of the instructors.

General introduction to the physical oceanography of estuarine and marine systems. Physical characteristics of seawater, heat and mass transport, major ocean currents, basic dynamical oceanography, surface waves, tides, turbulence, sediment transport, estuarine circulation.

This course will introduce students to central concepts underlying fisheries science and management, including fishery and stock dynamics, surplus production and yield-based management, age-structured assessments, biological reference points, spatial and ecosystem-based fisheries management, effects of overfishing on socioecological systems, management methods and challenges, and institutional structures.

This course is a graduate-level introduction to sediment dynamics occurring along the land-sea continuum, focusing on the portion spanning intertidal to nearshore regions. It will be divided into two parts: sediment transport processes and sedimentary environments (fluvial, intertidal, estuarine, coastal and nearshore regions). Human impacts on sedimentary processes, as well as responses to climate change, will also be considered. Sediment/biological interactions will be a theme throughout the course, including student-led discussions of recent publications.

 

Have you ever wanted to characterize organic matter in your environmental samples, measure dissolved gases or ions, determine the stable isotopic composition of carbon, nitrogen, or water compounds, or measure polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)?  This course will teach fundamental analytical theory for these state-of-the-art environmental chemistry tools.  The format will be one 3-hour block each week made up of lectures to teach theory and time for hands-on use of instruments.  Topics will include optical properties, chromatography, and high resolution mass spectrometry.  Within these topics, the course will also cover how to properly collect samples for each technique, the proper usage of standards, how to calculate detection limits, accuracy and precision, and state-of-the-art data mining.  This course is meant for upper level graduate students and is not offered on the interactive video network (IVN), because of the hands-on nature of the course. 

Fishery management relies on a quantitative understanding of population dynamics and the effects of exploitation on marine resources. This course will focus on developing students’ quantitative and modeling skills, including understanding of population dynamics and responses of populations to exploitation and management actions. The course will cover population models of production, mortality, stock and recruitment, age and growth, and harvesting, and methods for using these models to provide management advice. Particular attention will be paid to assumptions and data requirements of models. Additionally, the course will have a component of statistical model fitting and simulation.

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This course will examine various available data sets of various oceanographic parameters from near shore environments in the mid-Atlantic bight, a region important to the ecology and economics of Maryland and neighboring states. The goal is to have students to investigate and research existing pertinent oceanographic data from the region, for integration into a synthesis/review paper, to coalesce data from disparate sources.

The course will consist of background lectures, discussion of papers, hands on use of websites and software to access oceanographic data, and group project based analyses, writing assignments and oral presentations. The goal is for students to analyze and interpret specific data components of interest, to collectively as a group, produce a synthesis of various physical, chemical and biological oceanographic data in the form of a synthesis/review paper focused on Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight.

The course will expose students to different methods of analyzing data sets obtained from various platforms including CTD, Glider, Remote sensing and other platforms.


Disease is a significant but poorly understood factor in marine ecosystem dynamics, and has significance for humans as outbreaks can directly impact fisheries, aquaculture,  ecosystem services, and human health. The course is a 1 credit seminar in which students will lead presentations and discussions of important and contemporary peer reviewed studies on the ecology and evolution of diseases in aquatic systems. Discussions will address contextual information on strengths and weaknesses of disease detection methods, population and ecosystem consequences, and anthropogenic influences and management of diseases. The course will include guest lectures and discussions led by researchers of diseases that threaten vertebrate, crustacean, molluscan, and cnidarian species.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The goal of the class is to develop students’ literature search, critical reading, synthesis, and discussion skills.

● Literacy in disease ecology and evolution and effects of diseases on marine systems.

● Strategies for critically reading and synthesizing results from multiple scientific papers;

● Gain a broad appreciation for the diversity and impact of aquatic diseases and how they change with time.

Course Assessment / Grading

 

The course will be graded on a pass-fail basis.  Students are expected to read and synthesize the results from a primary research paper, read and assemble information on the background of the paper, and prepare a presentation and lead discussion of the paper for the class. Students are expected to contribute to discussions in each class.

Grading will be based on student presentations and leading discussion (65%) and class participation (35%).


Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a broad perspective on the subject of environmental health issues pertinent to the Chesapeake Bay. It will be a comprehensive course in which a definitive description of basic concepts and principles, laboratory testing and field situations, as well as examples of typical data and their interpretation and use by industry and water resource managers, will be discussed. Numerous examples and case studies will be presented, many by local leading experts. In addition, concepts and examples will be discussed in a broader perspective with references to other estuarine systems (e.g. San Francisco Bay, Puget sound). Classes will consist of lectures by the instructor together with some guest speakers in addition to group discussions.

Course Rationale: The overall health of the Chesapeake Bay has declined in recent decades for a variety of reasons. This course will investigate some of the reasons for it’s current state of health and provide numerous examples and case studies documenting the major issues concerning the health of the Bay.  This will include discussions relating to water quality and the organisms that reside within. Case study examples will relate to issues of environmental sustainability, resilience and include examples of monitoring, restoration and remediation approaches. This wide range of topics will combine the sciences of chemistry, geology, toxicology, pharmacology, molecular biology, epidemiology, ecology, statistics, risk assessment and management.

The MEES 609A Applied Environmental Science (AES) course is the only required course in the MEES Curriculum.  It is intended that all MEES students take AES in their second semester, after having taken a Foundation course in their first semester. 

The AES course has been designed to promote an appreciation of interdisciplinarity in natural and social sciences and to provide exposure to how science can influence and inform ongoing policy and management debates.  The course addresses the role of science and scientists in providing information to policy makers and managers on complex environmental challenges.  The course will provide training in how to work in interdisciplinary teams, using a range of synthesis and analytical approaches.  This will culminate in the development and oral presentation of a report that analyzes and evaluates a current complex environmental challenge that requires an interdisciplinary approach for progress to be made.  The course will also train students to critically evaluate and review the reports prepared by their peers and together with an expert panel of stakeholders understand their management and policy ramifications.

 

This is a comprehensive course designed to provide students with a broad perspective on the subject of environmental health issues pertinent to the Chesapeake Bay. It will provide a historical context, a description of the major stressors impacting the Bay and the current health of the Bay and it's organisms. We will investigate some of the reasons for it's current state of health and provide numerous case study examples documenting the major issues concerning the health of the Bay and it's resident organisms. Many of the case studies will discuss the major species in the Bay (e.g. oysters, blue crabs, fish) and be presented by local leading experts in the specific topics. In addition, concepts and examples will be discussed in a broader perspective with reference to other estuarine systems.

This course is a newly revamped introductory course in Environmental Toxicology designed for students new to the subject and students with some background in the discipline. For now no course prerequisites are being set, although it will be useful if students have at least some chemistry background. The course will serve as an introductory course for the Aquatic Toxicology course, and the two courses will be offered in alternating years (or perhaps alternating semesters depending on demand). The course is constructed around my textbook, Environmental Toxicology published in 2002 by Cambridge University Press. My co-author for this textbook is Professor P.M. Welbourn of Queens University, Ontario, Canada. The course, like the book takes a tiered approach to the subject. It begins with an introduction to dose-response and bioassays at the whole organism and molecular level, and moves on to a consideration of the many biotic and abiotic factors that influence toxicity. The first part of the course concludes with a synopsis of toxic endpoints at the population and community level. We then deal with specific classes of environmental chemicals and the toxic threat that they pose in the environment and move on to more complex issues associated with energy production, climate agriculture and paper manufacture. The course concludes with lectures on risk assessment and regulatory toxicology.

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The goal of this course is to provide students with a quantitative survey of zooplankton ecology, including population dynamics, nutrition, behavior, trophic interactions, and bio-physical interactions. Emphasis will be placed on critical analysis of zooplankton dynamics from actual zooplankton data and in class discussions of peer-reviewed papers. Grading will be based on a combination of homework problem sets, a written proposal, and class participation in discussions.

Students will be expected to lead at least one discussion on peer-reviewed papers relevant to one of the course topics. Selection of papers will be done in conjunction with the instructors. Problem sets will require analysis of actual data and numerical models using various computer software packages, and instruction will be given in class for these programs and data sets. Final proposal will be based on NSF guidelines and include proposed budgets, references, project summary, and online submission via the MOODLE Courseware Server.

Ecology of streams, with emphasis on North American and regional stream ecosystems. Fish and invertebrate ecology, restoration ecology, and conservation biology of freshwater species.
Landscape ecology emphasizes spatial patterning--its causes, development, and importance for ecological processes. Students will become familiar with concepts, methods, and applications of landscape ecology through reading classic and contemporary literature representative of state-of-the-art research; class lectures by the instructor and recognized experts in particular subject areas; completion of lab projects designed to provide “hands on” experience with some of the quantitative methods and tools; and by completion of one independent project.

This course was developed in 2000 by an UMCES committee as an overview course on physical, chemical, and biological interactions in the coastal zone for incoming graduate students in the MEES Program and has been taught each fall since 2001. The course emphasizes water flows, biogeochemistry, biological productivity, and anthropogenic effects and covers interactions between the atmosphere, watersheds, streams, and estuaries in the coastal environment. The content of the course is designed to provide a basic framework upon which more specialized courses can be built (e.g., watershed ecology, estuarine ecology, biological oceanography, etc.).

Fisheries Oceanography (3 credits) combines the disciplines of physical oceanography, biological oceanography and fisheries science to understand how environmental variability, ecosystems and humans influence harvested fish and shellfish populations. This course explores physical-biological interactions from small-scale processes that influence individual larvae to basin-scale oscillations in climate that shift ecosystems. Case studies of physical systems and fisheries from around the globe will be used to illustrate fundamental concepts in Fisheries Oceanography and help students develop a systematic approach for understanding, and predicting, how organisms respond to environmental and human perturbations. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and using quantitative tools that are fundamental to the discipline.

We will combine analytical environmental chemistry with toxicology and ecotoxicology to address modern challenges in environmental analyses and forensics. We will be using case studies in each discipline to develop strategies in how to tackle environmental problems. The overall aim of the seminar will be to strengthen the fundamental understanding of which analytical tools/toxicological tests are appropriate to solve specific environmental problems that might arise at any given time in our environment.
This seminar will involve an assignment at the end for each student to describe and explain approaches of specific environmental problems relying heavily on peer-reviewed publications. These essays will not be marked, but will be edited and evaluated to help each participant to be able to further learn about strategic approaches needed to solve sometimes tricky problems apparent in our environment.
The seminar includes two hours of case study presentations and discussions per week on Fridays from 10-12 pm on IVN.

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Program Management Specialist

Facilities & Operations Department

 

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science – Chesapeake Biological Laboratory seeks a Program Management Specialist.   This position is responsible for a variety of administrative and safety related duties within the Facilities and Operations Department.  Primary duties include safety compliance, supply inventory management, shipping and receiving, assistance with energy management reporting, and administrative support to the Manager of Facilities.

 Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience is preferred.  Experience may be substituted on a year-by-year basis.  Knowledge of safety regulations, inventory management and the proficient use of word-processing, database and spreadsheet software is essential. Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple assignments and work independently.  The desire to work within a team-oriented environment and a good work ethic is expected.

 The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science offers an excellent salary and benefits package including full state and university benefits including tuition remission. Salary will be based on experience.

 Send a resume with the names and contact information of three (3) references to:  personnel@cbl.umces.edu  with PMS-Facilities in the subject line.  Resumes can also be sent via standard mail to the address below.  Resumes received by October 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.

 

This course is a quantitative exploration of isotopic systems in the environment. We will go beyond the introduction of basic isotope geochemical concepts and focus on the calculations and considerations necessary for using isotopes as tools for answering a variety of science questions. Examples will be taken from ecology, archaeology, physiology, climatology, and geology. Students will learn the physical theory behind fractionation and be able to plan and interpret results of isotope tracer experiments through basic calculations and box modeling. The majority of the examples will be from stable isotopes, but we will also spend some time with radioactive isotopes and their application in studying natural systems. This course is designed for the student who has some experience already with the basic concepts in isotope geochemistry and is ready to take it to the next level to practice using those basic concepts quantitatively. Students will gain practical experience through weekly problem sets. Periodic exams throughout the semester will be used to assess student learning, with a final exam at the end. Prerequisite: MEES 626 or permission of instructor.

This course will reinforce and extend the mathematical education that students bring to graduate studies in the environmental sciences. It will explore mathematical approaches and solutions (both analytical and numerical) that cut across environmental disciplines, and it will introduce analytical techniques that are taught infrequently in other courses. The goal is to provide students with the tools and confidence they need to apply quantitative methods in their own research. The mathematical programming language MATLAB is used to solve problems in class, to complete homework sets, and to program numerical solutions of difference/differential equations.

This elective course, to be taught during Spring semesters of even years, will provide a comprehensive treatment of global climate change processes and issues and take the place of Climate Change and Ecosystem Response in Polar Regions (MEES 608Q: Grebmeier, Cooper, Lapham) and Climate Change and the Biosphere (MEES 608B: Kilbourne).

:  The specific objectives of the course are to provide the student with:

  1. Basic understanding of the underlying physics behind global and regional climate.
  2. Knowledge of proxy data approaches and resources that can be used for assessing past climates, with particular focus on climate variations.
  3. Integrated and up to date knowledge of the scientific basis for understanding major drivers and components of the Earth’s climate system.
  4. Information on how natural events/phenomena and anthropogenic activities can influence regional and global climate.
  5. A synthetic view of climate change predictions for the coming century with particular focus on the assumptions and uncertainties inherent in climate modeling and future emissions scenarios as developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Since there are no prerequisites for this course, it may be appropriate for advances undergraduates as well.

We will combine analytical environmental chemistry with toxicology and ecotoxicology to address modern challenges in environmental analyses and forensics. We will be using case studies in each discipline to develop strategies in how to tackle environmental problems. The overall aim of the seminar will be to strengthen the fundamental understanding of which analytical tools/toxicological tests are appropriate to solve specific environmental problems that might arise at any given time in our environment.

This seminar will involve an assignment at the end for each student to describe and explain approaches of specific environmental problems relying heavily on peer-reviewed publications. These essays will not be marked, but will be edited and evaluated to help each participant to be able to further learn about strategic approaches needed to solve sometimes tricky problems apparent in our environment.

The seminar includes two hours of case study presentations and discussions per week on Fridays from 10-12 pm on IVN.

Organisms are neither distributed uniformly or at random, and they exist and interact with their immediate neighborhood. The goal of the seminar course is to understand how spatial effects influence the dynamics of individual behavior and populations, and the structure of communities and ecosystem.

This seminar-style course will use peer-reviewed literature to explore the methane cycle on Earth in general and then focus on methane in the Chesapeake Bay.  Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and it has been reported that free gas resides in 30% of the Bay sediments; why is it there?  Does it escape the sediments?  Does it escape the water column?  We will explore how methane is produced in sediments, learning some fundamental concepts of biogeochemical cycling.  We will also explore the various ways methane is broken down by microbes in the sediments and water column.  Students will be required to participate in open-forum discussions during class and to present one paper on methane cycling.   

In-house workshop for CBL students
The objective of this course is to read and discuss classic papers in biological oceanography alongside current updates on the original ideas. The first four classes will be used to address specific topics chosen by the instructor, and the remainder of the courses will be led by students, who will choose the papers for discussion each week (subject to instructor approval), and lead the discussions.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a self-regulating entity that, according to U.S. federal law, must be established by institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program.

This site provides faculty information on work by the UMCES faculty senate in the shared governance of UMCES.
UMCES' IT Security Policy planning and implementation work group.

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a full-time faculty librarian / information specialist (Librarian II/III). We are seeking a forward‐thinking, dynamic leader who will help transition our library service from one focused on collection management to one which focuses on developing and delivering a range of innovative information services that facilitate the research needs of our faculty, staff and students. In particular, we are interested in candidates who combine skills to address the emerging need to identify, search and manage electronic data and information from diverse sources with traditional librarianship. As head UMCES librarian the candidate will be expected to serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students throughout the institution.

The position is based at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, MD. The UMCES library at CBL combines a unique, historical collection with developing information databases to support our mission of providing research to guide science‐based solutions to environmental policy challenges. The core duties of the librarian include:

Information specialist (40%)

Identify, evaluate and utilize information retrieval systems to meet the needs of faculty, staff

     and students

Support users by providing leadership in design and working with technical staff on the imple-

     mentation and access to databases and data management system at UMCES and online

Guide development of meta‐data standards for commonly reported data to meet needs of users

Librarianship (40%)

Manage existing collection and improve access to information in the historical collection

Oversee move to new facility by 2019

Manage journal and database subscription services

Manage and coordinate inter‐library loan requests

Provide customized reference services for users

Instructional responsibilities (10%)

Develop and implement library instructional programs in environmental sciences including

     support and training of  faculty, staff and students to access library resources as well as

     citation management and data management  resources

Identify, evaluate and promote new information resources to faculty, staff and students

Promote use of library resources to UMCES faculty, staff and students

 Administrative responsibilities (10%)

Represent UMCES on the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of

     Library Directors

Attend CBL Faculty and Administrative Council meetings

Maintain active membership in relevant professional organization(s).

 This is a full time, 12‐month appointment as a Librarian II or Librarian III. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications. An ALA accredited Master’s degree or foreign equivalent and two years of professional experience in an academic or special library is required at time of appointment. A demonstrated science background through either academic qualification or relevant work experience is desirable.

 To apply, please send a cover letter, a statement of your vision of a 21st Century environmental science research library, a curriculum vitae, examples of professional publications and contact information for 3 potential references to personnel@cbl.umces.edu  with Librarian in the subject line. Applications should be received by November 15 for full consideration. For more details about the position or UMCES in general, please contact Dr. Hongsheng Bi (hbi@umces.edu), chair of the search committee, or Dr. Thomas Miller (miller@umces.edu), CBL’s Director.

 UMCES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Administration course for MEES student information. Migration from First Class

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland seeks a Maintenance Aide II in its Maintenance and Facilities department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for performing scheduled and unscheduled minor maintenance in buildings assigned, assist mechanics and various trades with assigned projects. Perform maintenance inspections in areas as assigned.  This position provides a wide range of housekeeping services to ensure cleanliness, orderliness and attractive conditions are maintained in assigned buildings. This position will require moving of furniture, operating vacuums, buffers and other cleaning machinery as well as other general maintenance duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma or GED and two year of related work experience are required.  General computer skills are required with the ability to read work orders and follow written instructions. Knowledge of general practices and techniques associated with campus basic maintenance is desired.

Send resume with the names and contact information of three (3) references in one pdf file to:  personnel@cbl.umces.edu and reference: Maintenance Aide in the subject line.

In-person applications will be accepted Monday-Friday 8:30 - 12:00 at Human Resources, 150 Farren Avenue, Solomons, MD 20688

Resumes or applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. 

UMCES is an AA/EOE/ADA employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Faculty Research Assistant I – Fisheries and Oceanography

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (www.umces.edu/CBL) seeks a person to provide technical support for research programs on estuarine fishes and coastal ecology. The appointee will join a research team conducting work on black sea bass in the Atlantic ocean and on blue crab and oyster in the Chesapeake Bay. It is expected that the appointee will spend about 20 days at sea each year, and must be able to work under adverse conditions. The successful applicant will have experience in data management and statistical analysis. The successful applicant will also be responsible for duties supporting CBL’s research and outreach program including running a CTD on oceanographic cruises, and maintaining an integrated water quality/weather station. 

A B.S. degree is required.  Salary range is from $32,000 p.a. dependent upon education and experience. Health benefits are available. The duration of appointment is contingent on continued funding. Applications should be received by July 17, 2017 for full consideration. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a summary of your professional experience and contact information for 3 potential references in a single PDF file to personnel@cbl.umces.edu with Fisheries FRA in the subject line. For more details about the position or CBL in general, please contact Dr. Thomas Miller (Miller@umces.edu). 

 UMCES is an EOE/AA employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher – Oyster Assessment

Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland

Location:  Annapolis, Maryland

Description:  The overarching goal of the research project is to conduct a stock assessment oysters in the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay.  The post-doctoral researcher will have primary responsibility for developing statistical models to estimate oyster abundance, natural and fishing mortality rates, and biological reference points.  This project provides an exciting opportunity for cutting edge quantitative fisheries science and management because natural mortality can be estimated, data exist to develop spatial models, and management has substantial flexibility to consider non-traditional reference point and management options. Duties include analyzing fishery dependent and fishery independent data, working collaboratively with the research team on model development, and presenting scientific information to stakeholder groups.  The post-doctoral researcher will work on site at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and collaborate with a research team composed of UMCES and MDNR scientists.  This is a joint position with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. 

Qualifications:  Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in fisheries or a related field, experience managing and analyzing large fisheries data sets, and programming in statistical languages like AD Model Builder or Template Model Builder.  Use of database and statistical software packages is required.  Candidates should have strong written and oral communications skills and demonstrated experience applying fisheries models.

Salary: $65,000 per year and excellent health care and retirement benefits.

Term: 2-year position with the second year contingent on satisfactory performance

Closing date: December 30, 2016 or until filled

Desired start date: February, 2017

Contact:  Send cover letter, C.V., and contact information for three references to personnel@cbl.umces.edu.  Please reference Oyster Assessment Post-Doc in the subject line.

UMCES is an EOE/Affirmative action employer.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), is accepting applications for a Faculty Research Assistant to assist with a passive acoustic monitoring study for marine mammals of Maryland. This position is a contractual position for 3 months with the possibility of 1-month extension dependent upon successful performance. Duties will include deployment and recovery of acoustic equipment at sea, and processing and analysis of acoustic data. The project involves the use of SM3M hydrophones and C-PODs. Experience with these devices, or similar types, will be preferable. Applicants should be familiar with Excel and have experience with ambient and marine mammal sound analysis, including software such as PAMGUARD and Raven. Experience with the R software package and GIS mapping is also desirable. For more details about the position, please contact Dr. Helen Bailey (hbailey@umces.edu). Minimum requirement is a B.S. degree with more than 2 years research experience, which should include marine mammal acoustic applications. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is 1 February 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (including email and phone) to be received by 12/15/16 by email to personnel@cbl.umces.edu with FRA-HB in the subject line.

 

UMCES is an EOE/affirmative action employer.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant Research Scientist in Estuarine Biogeochemical Modeling

Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland, USA

Salary: Competitive salary, benefits

End Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is identified.  Anticipated start date is February 2017, with flexibility.

Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Scientist (a postdoctoral scholar) now available in the Ecosystem Studies Group at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland (http://www.umces.edu/cbl). This position will focus on developing and implementing numerical models to support the understanding of estuarine biogeochemical processes, including nutrient cycling, oxygen depletion, and phytoplankton dynamics as they respond to changes in external forcing. This effort will include the development of a model for carbonate chemistry to quantify the interactions of fossil acidification and eutrophication. We seek highly motivated applicants with demonstrated problem-solving and quantitative skills, as this position will include participation in multiple large, inter-disciplinary projects. Experience with FORTRAN and Matlab as applied to hydrodynamic (e.g. ROMS) and/or biogeochemical modeling is strongly recommended. Strong writing and communication skills are essential.

Salary and benefits will depend on academic background and job experience. Electronic applications (including a full CV, description of past experiences, and names and addresses of three references) should be sent to personnel@cbl.umces.edu with, Reference: Post-Doc-Testa in the subject line. For more information regarding this position, applicants can contact Dr. Jeremy Testa (jtesta@umces.edu).

Applications received by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. 

UMCES is an AA/EOE employer.  Individuals with Disabilities, Veterans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Program Management Specialist

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a quick learner with very strong interpersonal skills experienced in accounting, bookkeeping, personal computers, and office automation for its Business Office. Familiarity with contract/grant accounting extremely helpful. Primary duties include working with travel requests, conferences and related functions, and procurement using various methods of purchasing. Verifying availability of funds for expenditures, problem resolution, working on a variety of reports, miscellaneous other duties, and serving as backup for other Business Office functions. Interacts with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty. Bachelor's Degree and two years of administrative experience is required. Experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Hours are generally 8-5 M-F. Full State and University benefits including tuition remission. For best consideration reply with resume and two references by 7/29/16 by email to personnel@cbl.umces.edu with Program Management Spec. in the subject line. 

UMCES is an EOE/Affirmative action Employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Position: Faculty Research Assistant I in Nutrient Analytical Laboratory, Full-Time.

 Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD

 Responsibilities: Full-time position working within the Nutrient Analytical Services Laboratory (NASL), an environmental analytical laboratory providing chemical analysis of water and sediment in conjunction with water quality monitoring and environmental research programs sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as organizations from the private sector. 

 Description of responsibilities:  Perform numerous duties in conjunction with operation of environmental analytical laboratory including but not limited to; cleaning of scientific glassware, transporting shipping containers (not greater than 25 pounds) to and from receiving area, handling/processing of water and sediment samples in preparation of chemical analysis, assist laboratory staff with analysis and perform routine wet chemistry techniques such as preparing reagents and chemicals used in various routine analyses. Initial training will be in the operation of spectrophotometers and analytical balances, with progression to colorimetry and ion chromatography over time. 

  Qualifications:  A B.S./B.A. in chemistry preferred.  Bachelor degree in biology, environmental science or other relevant natural science considered.  Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to work independently and within a group, and good written and spoken communication skills are essential. Data management skills will be considered an asset.  A willingness to trouble shoot problems with instrumentation and communicate with service providers required as well.   Occasionally extended hours will be necessary to complete tasks.  

 Salary: Salary to commensurate with education and experience. Position is contractual and renewed on an annual basis, contingent on funding availability. A comprehensive State of Maryland benefits package is also available. 

Closing Date: Applications are due by May 14, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after May 14, 2016 will not be considered.
 Contact: Send C.V., and contact information for three references in one document via email to personnel@cbl.umces.edu by May 14, 2016. Please include in the subject line of the email Reference: NASL FRA. 

 UMCES is an AA/EOE employer. Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Faculty Research Assistant – Coastal Ecology

An opening is available for a Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) in the laboratory of Dr. Lora Harris at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.  Research involves diverse activities in field work, laboratory, and numerical analysis related to coastal ecology. 

 The primary purpose of this position will be 1) to coordinate and carry out a long term (30 years) water quality monitoring program in shallow tidal creeks near the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 2) participate in other ongoing research projects involving varied field work aboard small boats, in wetlands, and sampling streams, 3) carry out some laboratory analysis, especially incubations for photosynthesis and respiration, and 4) provide essential support to Dr. Harris with data analysis, GIS, figure and report preparation.  Field work requires experience trailering and handling small boats, as well as calibration, maintenance, and deployment of water quality sondes and light sensors. Desirable laboratory skills include exposure to primary production measurements, dissolved oxygen sensors, and processing of water samples for pigment and nutrient analyses. Some experience with numerical analysis is emphasized, in particular manipulation of large datasets, familiarity with programming software such as R or Matlab, and some talent for the valuable tasks of figure preparation. 

 Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, oceanography, ecology or related degree plus a minimum of 2 years of experience. Familiarity with field and laboratory measurements of the biological and chemical properties of seawater. Working knowledge of basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office) and at least one specialized software program such as ArcGIS, R, Matlab, Sigmaplot, or similar. Valid driver’s license, small boat experience, ability and willingness to make overnight travel, ability to participate in field sampling is also necessary. Ability to do occasional lifting and carrying of equipment up to 40 pounds. Finally, we seek someone with strong interpersonal skills to join our team of coastal ecologists.

 Salary will depend on academic background and job experience. Funding for this position is contingent on continued funding. Full or part-time options are possible. Electronic applications (including a full CV, description of past experiences, and names and addresses of three references) should be sent to personnel@cbl.umces.edu Reference: Lora Harris in the subject line

 Applications received by May 4, 2016 will receive full consideration.

UMCES is an EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Communication and Outreach Internship

 The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, MD is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Founded in 1925, CBL has long been a national leader in fisheries science, environmental chemistry and toxicology, and ecosystem science and restoration ecology.

 POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic individual to develop communications materials and assist with outreach efforts on and off our campus. Through written documents, exhibit materials, and campus tours, the successful intern will engage adult and youth audiences in learning about CBL’s mission and the local and global importance of our research.

 Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Interviewing CBL faculty/students and writing a series of visually attractive, publications for print and web use describing selected research projects and explaining their importance to a public audience 
  • Assisting with Visitors Center operations and Campus Tour planning and delivery
  • Developing and presenting “traveling exhibits” and display materials for use at community events
  • Helping to create outreach materials, activities and exhibits in support of Visitors Center programs

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pursuing undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, graphic design, museum studies, or a similar field
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Outgoing, creative, detail oriented, strong work ethic and self-motivated

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in environmental and marine science
  • Interest in museum studies and exhibit design
  • Experience creating visually compelling, professional materials and displays
  • Proficient with DSLR photography and Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Public speaking experience

 POSITION BENEFITS

The successful candidate will receive an hourly salary.  Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills and experience in science communication, public speaking, basic principles of design, and community engagement. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend CBL seminars.  On campus dormitory housing will be provided for a successful candidate if needed. Start and end dates are flexible, but the intern must be on site from mid-May to August.

 To apply, please email a cover letter, writing/design sample, resume, and three references in one PDF file to personnel@cbl.umces.edu and reference “Outreach Intern” in the subject line. Resumes received by March 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.

UMCES is an AA/EOE/ADA employer; individuals with disabilities, Veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Scientist (i.e., a postdoctoral scholar) now available in the Ecosystem Studies Group at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland (http://www.umces.edu/cbl). This position will focus on developing and implementing numerical models to support the understanding of estuarine biogeochemical processes, including nutrient cycling, oxygen depletion, and phytoplankton dynamics, as they respond to changes in external inputs of freshwater, nutrients, and organic matter. This effort will include the development of a model for carbonate chemistry to quantify the interactions of fossil acidification and eutrophication in Chesapeake Bay. We seek highly motivated applicants with demonstrated problem-solving and quantitative skills. 

This position will include participation in multiple large, inter-disciplinary projects aimed at understanding the interactions of multiple external drivers in driving short- and long-term changes in estuarine biogeochemistry.  Specifically, the successful applicant will enhance an existing hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model in Chesapeake Bay. Experience with FORTRAN and Matlab programming is essential and strong writing and communication skills are recommended.

Salary and benefits will depend on academic background and job experience. Electronic applications (including a full CV, description of past experiences, and names and addresses of three references) should be sent to personnel@cbl.umces.edu with, Reference: Post-Doc-Testa in the subject line. For more information regarding this position, applicants can contact Dr. Jeremy Testa (jtesta@umces.edu).

Applications received by March 4, 2016 will receive full consideration. 

UMCES is an AA/EOE employer.  Individuals with Disabilities, Veterans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland seeks a multi-trade Chief I in its Maintenance and Facilities department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for performing scheduled and unscheduled inspections and general repairs of buildings, equipment, electrical equipment and grounds, work within teams and troubleshoot problems and ensure operational readiness and safe operation of campus equipment.  The successful candidate must have the ability to work with limited supervision and be a self-starter with a strong work ethic. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma or GED and five years of related work experience are required.  General working knowledge of maintenance operations and practical working skills with carpentry, basic electrical and mechanical equipment is required. Ability to work in hazardous and confined environments and during adverse weather and temperature conditions is also required of the successful candidate.

Send a single PDF document including resume and three (3) references to:  personnel@cbl.umces.edu.  Please reference: “MT Chief” in the subject line.

Resumes received by February 20, 2015 will receive full consideration.

UMCES is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply

Quantitative Fisheries Science

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Applications received by March 1, 2016 will receive our full consideration.

We seek applicants for an assistant research professor in quantitative fisheries science. The position complements and enhances existing strengths in fisheries science, ecology, oceanography, geochemistry, and ecotoxicology at the Laboratory and in marine and environmental sciences more broadly within the Center.  We particularly seek candidates interested in integrating survey and other empirical studies with synthesis or modeling to complex living resource questions.  Strong statistical and modeling skills, enthusiasm for collaboration within multidisciplinary teams, and the ability to conduct synthetic, high impact research are important attributes. Candidates with experience in population modeling and stock assessment are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will establish and maintain an externally-funded research program that demonstrates excellence to support the majority of their salary.

 UMCES faculty mentor and teach graduate students in environmental science through the University System of Maryland’s Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science (MEES) program (http://www.mees.umd.edu).  Excellent opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research are available with colleagues throughout UMCES (http://www.umces.edu), as well as other branches of the University System of Maryland.  . 

 Salary and benefits are competitive and dependent on qualifications. Ph.D. is required at time of appointment and postdoctoral or other experience is preferred. To apply, please send a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, 3 exemplary publications and contact information for 3 potential references to <i>personnel@cbl.umces.edu with Quantitative Fisheries Scientist in the subject line.  For more details about the position or CBL in general, please contact Dr. Hongsheng Bi (HBi@umces.edu), chair of the search committee

 UMCES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities to apply.  

 

Plumber Specialist

 The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland seeks a Plumber Specialist in its Maintenance and Facilities department.  Duties include oversight, diagnosing problems, repairing, and maintaining the University’s comprehensive seawater system.  Additional duties include general maintenance and repairs of plumbing related equipment and systems throughout the campus.  This includes steam lines, domestic and laboratory piping, specialized laboratory equipment, underground piping, pumps, restroom fixtures, and various other systems.  The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the theory, principles, methods and techniques used in the pipe fitting and plumbing trade including water valves, sewer, storm drain systems, steam and hot and chilled water systems. Experience with automated building control systems, direct digital controls and strong computer skills are required.  The ability to lift 50 pounds, work in, on, over and under mechanical equipment and at heights up to 35 feet. Work in hazardous and confined environments and during adverse weather and temperature conditions is also required of the successful candidate.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma or GED and six years of related work experience are required.  Must have a Maryland State certification as a licensed master plumber and be familiar with applicable OSHA and EPA regulations.

 Send resume with the names and contact information of three (3) references to:  personnel@cbl.umces.edu and reference “Plumber” in the subject line.

 Resumes received by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

UMCES is an AA/EOE/ADA employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Director

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) is seeking an executive assistant who will report directly to the Director.  Located in Solomons, MD., CBL is one of four constituent research laboratories that form the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), one of 12 institutions within the University System of Maryland.  CBL has a 90-year heritage of research on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.  The Executive Assistant will:

  • Maintain compliance with  University, UMCES and CBL administrative policies, which require managing and ensuring confidentiality of all information,
  • Research and produce summaries and reports of the activities of CBL’s administration, faculty, staff and students, 
  • Act as intermediary for executive, interacting with officials, staff at all levels, and the public.
  • Prioritize, compose and respond to internal and external correspondence,  and provide guidance and instruction for office support staff,
  • Manage the Director’s daily schedule and duties (including planning itineraries, developing agendas, meeting materials and reporting expenses),
  • Plan and coordinate CBL events

We seek a results-orientated person with a “make it happen” attitude and a proven track record of successful managing upwards.  The successful candidate must demonstrate skills in managing confidential information and using good judgment.  The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.  Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to provide creative solutions to real-time challenges are expected.  All candidates should have interest and experience in using technology to improve work efficiency and an advanced level of experience with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. An Associate’s Degree and 6-years’ experience of executive support are the minimum required qualifications.  Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor’s degree.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, complete resume, and the names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file via email to: personnel@cbl.umces.edu with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Application review will begin October 9 2015, the position will remain open until filled.  UMCES offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

UMCES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Faculty Research Assistant

Maritime Environmental Resource Center

 

University of Maryland

Center for Environmental Science,

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Solomons Island, MD

 The University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a full time facility and operations manager (Faculty Research Assistant) to assist in various projects under the Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC, www.maritime-enviro.org).  MERC is a State of Maryland and Federally funded partnership based at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory/UMCES, which provides test facilities, information, and decision tools to address key environmental issues facing the international maritime industry.  Our initial focus is on evaluating the mechanical and biological efficacy of ballast water treatment systems to prevent invasive species, and to study the economic impacts of ballast water regulations and management approaches.

 We are interested in self-motivated technical individuals with marine and or environmental science experience and a strong interest in the emerging marine environmental industry.  Qualifications include:

  • College degree in marine biological or environmental science, a Masters degree preferred;
  • Experience operating and maintaining watercraft for scientific research;
  • Certified SCUBA diver with experience in research diving preferred; and
  • Experience managing large groups, working with federal agencies, and working internationally.

Applicants with advanced certificates, or with experience/specialized skills in technical and regulatory areas related to the research topics listed above, are also encouraged to apply. 

 

UMCES offers a competitive salary dependent upon qualifications, full range of benefits and retirement packages, an academic working environment, opportunities for continued education, and potential for career advancement.  The duration of the appointment is contingent upon continued project funding. 

 Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by October 25, 2015, to personnel@cbl.umces.edu. Please reference: MERC in the subject line.

 UMCES is an AA/EOE employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

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Graduate Student Assistantship in Quantitative Ecology

Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science – Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Salary: Competitive stipend, benefits, 3 years of support.

End Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Anticipated start date is January 2015.

Description: 

Applications are invited for a graduate student assistantship (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) now available in the Ecosystem Studies Group at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland (http://www.umces.edu/cbl). The position will focus on developing numerical models to support understanding of estuarine ecosystems as a component of a larger interdisciplinary research project.  We seek highly motivated applicants with demonstrated problem-solving and quantitative skills. 

Oyster Reef Modeling:  The student will work to further develop an existing advection-diffusion model simulating particle capture on an oyster reef to also include ecosystem processes relevant to estuarine nitrogen cycling.  This project complements an ongoing empirical research program to study oyster reef restoration in the Choptank estuary, which is one of two sites in NOAA’s North Atlantic Region selected as a Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint. Communication skills will be valued to facilitate productive collaborations with field researchers, and some experimental work may be expected as a component of the modeling effort.  Experience with Matlab programming is a plus.

Applications:

Graduate students at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory matriculate through the Marine Estuarine & Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program at the University of Maryland.  Details about the program can be found at: http://www.mees.umd.edu/. For more information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Lora Harris (harris@umces.edu) and Dr. Jeremy Testa (jtesta@umces.edu) by e-mail.  Prospective students should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (including email and phone) to personnel@cbl.umces.edu with GRA-LH in the subject line.

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Position: Faculty Research Assistant I in Nutrient Analytical Laboratory, Full-Time.

Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD

Responsibilities: Full-time position working within the Nutrient Analytical Services Laboratory (NASL), an environmental analytical laboratory providing chemical analysis of water and sediment in conjunction with water quality monitoring and environmental research programs sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as organizations from the private sector. 

Description of responsibilities:  Perform numerous duties in conjunction with operation of environmental analytical laboratory including but not limited to; cleaning of scientific glassware, transporting shipping containers (not greater than 25 pounds) to and from receiving area, handling/processing of water and sediment samples in preparation of chemical analysis, assist laboratory staff with analysis and perform routine wet chemistry techniques such as preparing reagents and chemicals used in various routine analyses. Initial training will be in the operation of spectrophotometers and analytical balances, with progression to colorimetry and ion chromatography over time. 

Qualifications:  A B.S./B.A. in chemistry preferred.  Bachelor degree in biology, environmental science or other relevant natural science considered.  Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to work independently and within a group, and good written and spoken communication skills are essential. Data management skills will be considered an asset.  A willingness to trouble shoot problems with instrumentation and communicate with service providers required as well.   Occasionally extended hours will be necessary to complete tasks.  

Salary: Salary to commensurate with education and experience. Position is contractual and renewed on an annual basis, contingent on funding availability. A comprehensive State of Maryland benefits package is also available. 

Closing Date: Applications are due by March 15, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received on or before March 15 will receive greater consideration.  
 

Contact: Send C.V., and contact information for three references in one document via email to personnel@cbl.umces.edu by March 15, 2016. Please include in the subject line of the email Reference: NASL FRA. 

UMCES is an AA/EOE employer. Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.