Job listings

For a broader list, please visit the Job Board on the National AFS website.

3/10/19 – Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), Interagency Ecological Program – The Interagency Ecological Program team at CDFW is recruiting for a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), responsible for conducting complex analysis, synthesis, and modeling to elucidate the mechanisms that drive ecosystem responses to changes in water operations or other environmental conditions.  The incumbent will generate critically needed information for management of the State and Federal Water Projects, and for informing planning and management of the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary. Final filing date is 3/21/2019. For more information and to apply, please visit

3/1/19 – Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology – Nominations and applications are sought for the position of Director, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB). Nominations and applications are sought for the position of Director, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). The successful candidate will have a broad, forward-looking view of marine biology, a proven ability to secure research and development funds, and the skills and experience needed to lead an institute that encompasses a wide range of research, education, and service activities. The new Director will possess a blend of entrepreneurial vision, research development and leadership skills. Perspective candidates should be sensitive to, and willing to engage with, the culturally complex communities of Hawai‘i. The HIMB Director is expected to foster close interactions with other SOEST units, the University of Hawaiʻi System, and the local community. Nominees and applicants must have a doctoral degree and a distinguished, internationally established reputation in research, skill at establishing community partnerships and donor relations, and a successful history of obtaining programmatic support. Collaborative experience with international institutions, especially in Pacific Rim countries, is desirable. Candidates must also have familiarity with the administration of a research institute or large research program. The Director will oversee a broad range of facilities and programs that lie outside the purview of a conventional academic department, including housing, dive operations, a boat fleet, extensive outreach and community relations, hosting official visitors, summer courses and programs, a protected coral reef reserve, responses to severe weather, as well as the management of construction and infrastructure maintenance. Review of applications begins March 22, 2019. For best consideration applications should be submitted by March 29, 2019.

2/24/19 – Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), California Department of Parks and Recreation – The reporting location for this position is at Headquarters in Sacramento. This important and challenging position is an exciting opportunity to influence the management of aquatic resources within the State Park System. Under the direction of the Environmental Program Manager I, the position will be responsible for developing and implementing a new aquatic resources management program for the Natural Resources Division (NRD) of California State Parks. The incumbent will identify system-wide priorities, develop protocols and guidelines for the management of aquatic resources, and will provide technical expertise and assistance to District and Division natural resources staff. The incumbent will obtain State and federal scientific collecting permits to support aquatic data collection activities. Knowledge of geomorphic processes and riparian and estuarine habitats highly desirable, as is experience in in-stream and estuarine restoration. This Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) position will represent the Department in interagency efforts and will serve as a liaison with partner and cooperating non-governmental organizations. The specialist will also assist in the development of department policies and guidance for meeting system-wide natural resource goals, and provide technical expertise in the development and implementation of instream and estuarine restoration projects. This is an exceptional opportunity for those interested in habitat restoration, system-wide program and policy development, and working with others in leadership roles to chart the next advancements in State Parks natural resource management. Statewide travel may involve up to of 20% of the incumbent’s time. State housing is not available.  For further information regarding this position, please contact Terri Gaines at (916) 708-6859 or See the job posting here. Final Filing Date: 3/22/2019.

2/9/19 – Biologists, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – The USFWS has several biologist job openings here in the west and across the country! The positions will be posted beginning February 6, 2019:

1/12/19 – Postdoctoral position (2 years) in microbiology / molecular biology / analytical chemistry / Aquaculture at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  Apply by: 2019-03-15

1/12/19 – Postdoctoral position (2 years) in microbiology / molecular biology / bioengineering at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  Apply by: 2019-03-15

1/12/19 – PhD position in Microbiology /Aquaculture at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  Apply by: 2019-03-15