Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Department of Biological Sciences

Student Opportunities


Summer REU Position in Landscape Genetics and Behavioral Ecology

Undergraduates interested in gaining research experience in evolutionary biology are invited to apply for a summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position available this summer in the lab of Emily Moriarty Lemmon at Florida State University. The summer REU student will help conduct genetic analyses of population structure in chorus frogs (Pseudacris) to test whether behavioral changes in phenotype correlate with population and landscape level genetic changes. The REU student will learn molecular techniques for working with DNA (traditional genotyping and high throughput sequencing) and bioinformatic techniques for analyzing sequence data. Candidates should have an interest in evolutionary genetics and learning statistical methods for analyzing genetic data. Compensation will be $480 per week (corresponding to $12.00/hr; for approximately 8 hours/day; 5 days/week) for a total of 8 weeks and will also include a $1,200 stipend for housing and $1,208 for subsistence during the 8 week period. For students planning on graduate school, this experience would look great on your resume.

To apply for this position, please contact Dr. John Malone at and include a CV along with contact information for three references.


Summer Lab Tech Position in Landscape Genetics

Project description: This research project seeks to understand Greater Sage-Grouse fine-scale distribution and functional connectivity of leks in relation to energy development. The project will assess distribution of leks across the landscape in relation to disturbance and the influence of landscape characteristics on genetic diversity in Northern Wyoming. Lab work will be carried out at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.
Lab website:
Duties: Data entry in MS Excel and Access; DNA extraction; PCR; Genotyping with GeneMarker software.

Qualifications: We are seeking 1 motivated individual to assist with processing genetic data in the lab. Experience extracting DNA and running PCR is required. Experience with low quality DNA samples and multiplex PCR a plus. Candidates must have good organization and communication skills. Candidates must be interested in landscape ecology, genetics, and/or conservation biology. Strong academic credentials plus completion of at least two years of an undergraduate science program is preferred.

Contract length: This position will begin May 15, 2013 for ~16 weeks. Start date flexible.

Pay: Compensation depends on experience (~1200-1600/month)

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references (name, phone, and email) to Beth Fitzpatrick ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.


Environmental Positions at DMW

DMW, Inc., a 43-year old land development consulting firm located in Towson and leader in the civil engineering industry is actively seeking a qualified individual to add to their team of environmental professionals. Prospective candidates for this position should have the following capabilities:
• Native plant identification, plant sciences • Microsoft software, Autocadd, GIS • Soils and geology knowledge • Good verbal, communication, and writing skills • A background in environmental science, ecology, or related fields of study • Working knowledge/understanding of topographic drawings.

This position requires you to work outdoors throughout the year, hike in fields, forests, streams, wetlands, and have a willingness to learn. Interested individuals may send their resume via email to

Position at Clipper City Brewing

Clipper City Brewing Company, home of Heavy Seas beer, is a regional brewery located off of 695 in the southwest corner of Baltimore County. We currently have a position available in our QC/QA laboratory, which presents an unique opportunity to work in an applied science production related setting. We are hoping to fill this position as soon as possible and are looking forward to receiving inquiries and/or resumes from serious applicants with the education and qualities for a fast paced, diverse environment . More information about the brewery can be found by logging on to and click on "about us". If you have interest to apply, after previewing the "Position Description" attached send inquires and resumes to: Joe Marunowski ( Director of Brewing Operations and Lynne Sigler ( Laboratory Technician

Research Technician at Maryland School of Medicine

Medical research laborartoryat University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking a Research Technician.The successful individual will be energetic, independent, demonstrate a readiness to learn and a sense of purpose. We are specifically looking for someone who is willing to undergo approximately 2 months of training starting in May before beginning full time, salaried employment, and who would be willing to commit a minimum of two years to our laboratory once training is complete. The position would be a contractual one with a salary in the low $30,000s. If you interested contact Dr. Bob Bloch at

Robert J. Bloch, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
655 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

TU Animal Room
Work-study students needed immediately to help in the Biology Department Animal Room. Salary is $10.00 per hour and times are flexible. Duties include feeding and care of animals and cleaning cages. Call Darlene Godman at 410-704-3061, come by Smith 270 or email You must be approved for federal work-study.

Career Center at Towson University
Additional employment opportunities available within and outside the university are posted at the Hire@TU website maintained by Towson University's Career Center. Hire@TU is a searchable online database posting not only jobs but also internship opportunities. To begin searching for jobs, you must create a Hire@TU account. For more information, contact the Career Center.



Department of Biological Sciences
Smith Hall, Room 341 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3042
Fax: 410-704-2405



For more details on jobs and careers see the Areer Center's Biology page

Summer REU position in landscape genetics and behavioral ecology

Summer lab tech position in landscape genetics in Wyoming

If you have interests in applied microbiology check out the position at Clipper City Brewers

Environmental positions for recent graduates at DMW




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