Mississippi Jobs

Master's Research Assistantship Mississippi 3/13/2018 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Description: A Master’s level Research Assistantship in human dimensions of natural resources is available at Mississippi State University in the Department of Forestry. The research assistant will focus his or her work on a region-wide analysis of the impacts of municipal landscape and tree ordinances.

Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in forestry or a closely related field. A 3.50 GPA and English proficiency are desirable. A minimum TOFEL score of 80 is required.

Salary and Benefits: The Master’s Assistantship includes an annual stipend of $15,000 and a full waiver of the assessed tuition and required fees, and health insurance coverage.

Application: Assistantships are available starting Fall semester 2018 (August 22). Inquiries about this position are welcome. To apply informally, send a letter of interest, undergraduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information by email to:

Dr. Jason S. Gordon
Assistant Extension Professor
Box 9681
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Email: jg966@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325 8851

Dr. Donald L. Grebner
George L. Switzer Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Email: Don.Grebner@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-0928

For information about the College of Forest Resources, visit www.cfr.msstate.edu. For formal application procedures and forms, visit the Office of the Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu).

Apply By:8/1/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Amphibian Reproductive Ecology and Sustainable Collections Management within Zoos and Aquariums Mississippi 3/12/2018 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications at the PhD and MS student rank. Graduate students will be involved in research and likely serving as teaching assistants at some point during their tenure.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the two departments can be found at http://www.biochemistry.msstate.edu/ http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

STARTING: As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Begins March 23rd; will continue until filled. Position will start between May and August 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek students interested in specializing in reproductive physiology, endocrinology and sustainable collections research related to amphibians with particular emphasis on threatened and endangered salamanders. The research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in assisted reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking to support conservation and reintroduction programs. We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in reproductive technologies or lab work through internships or job familiarity. A working knowledge of amphibian physiology is not required; although a passion for this particular taxa is necessary. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and endocrinology platforms for amphibian species of concern. Technologies developed may include hormone therapy for the collection of gametes, in vitro fertilization, cryopreservation and genome banking, and hormone assays. The successful applicant will also acquire experience and skill sets necessary for teaching in formal and informal scenarios.

Additional responsibilities may include husbandry and care of the research animal collection; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, research associates, and/or post-doctoral fellows in conducting investigations related to Zoo and Aquarium amphibian collections; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the amphibian conservation lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program. Our partners include the Fort Worth Zoo, Detroit Zoo and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and students accepted into the program will likely be required to travel between our partner institutions for a part of their research.

QUALIFICATIONS: for Ph.D. applicants, a M.S. degree in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field is required. M.S. applicants should have acquired internship or job experience that qualifies as having obtained working lab familiarity. We are not accepting any straight-through Ph.D. applicants without already having obtained or about to obtain a M.S. degree already. Individuals with a DVM wishing to obtain a graduate degree in research are also encouraged to apply. Predominant qualification: a passion for amphibian conservation.

SALARY: Annual $23,000 + tuition waiver for PhD Annual $16,500 + tuition waiver for MS

APPLY: Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Carrie Vance at the address below. Send unofficial college transcripts, curriculum vitae, and cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:
Carrie Vance, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Mississippi State, MS 39762

For more information, email at: ckv7@msstate.edu

Apply By:4/30/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Technician Mississippi 3/2/2018 +

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Organization:Timber Investment Managers, LLC

Location:Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Job Description:

Seasonal/Temporary Position.  Forestry Technician working with field crews for a Forestry Consultant.  Completing tasks laid out by Forester for day to day activities.

May include:


  • spraying herbicide
  • assisting in aerial herbicide applications
  • supervising immigrant laborers



Good postion for a person/student seeking experience in career field of Forestry/Wildlife.


May 15, 2018 to November 15, 2018.

Required Education:

none required.  Prefer student in or someone interested in Forestry/Wildlife curriculum.

Required Experience:

none required


Able to complete physical labor & work outside.  Travel required.


$10 to $14 per hour.  Long work weeks.  Compensation falls within Seasonal Agricultural Worker guidelines.

Apply By:5/1/2018




Timber Investment Managers

P.O. Box 17272

Hattiesburg, MS  39404

Posted By: Ken Robertson