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Careers in Biological Sciences

The EKU Department of Biological Sciences Career and Placement Committee has created the following links in order to help you find the perfect job using your degree in Biology.

NATION-WIDE

USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. 

The science jobs posts vacancies in science, technology and engineering available nationwide.

The idealist is a general web-site listing an array of world-wide jobs, volunteer opportunities and internships.

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology has a career page.

POSITIONS SPECIFIC TO KENTUCKY

State of Kentucky Office of Personnel Cabinet website. Go to bottom of page and click on “Search for Jobs”. Can search for full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internship positions available in all state agencies. 

Daniel Boone National Forest employment opportunities.

Alltech is based in Winchester, KY, although they have offices all over the world.

ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION/ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES/NATURAL RESOURCES

Ecological Society of America…type “Jobs’ in search box for listing of ecology-related web sites which list all kinds of positions.

Society for Conservation Biology job board

Conservation Job Board

The job seeker posts environmental and natural resources jobs available nationwide.

Environmental Career Opportunities website…contains links to many environmentally-related full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships.

The Student Conservation Association website posts student internship positions available nationwide.

Full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships with The Nature Conservancy.

Stop Dodo has international listings of environmental jobs.

Earthworks has listings of a wide-range of jobs related to natural resources and environmental issues.

Cyber-Sierra’s natural resources jobs search webpage. Employment opportunities in conservation occupations.

The Society for Ecological Restoration has career information and a job board.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) has listings for paid research "internships" Most are in the summer and most have applications due Jan-March

ORISE Internship/Research Participation Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has educational and training programs that pay a stipend. Some of them are available to current undergraduates, and many more are available to people that have attained their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

The Stewardship Network (Great Lakes) has a job board for conservation-related jobs around the Great Lakes.

BOTANY & FORESTRY-FOCUSED POSITIONS

The Botanical Society of America has career information and a job board.

WETLAND-FOCUSED POSITIONS

Society of Wetland Scientists job board. Contains links to many other job search sites

AQUATICS & FISHERIES-FOCUSED POSITIONS

American Fisheries Society website. Access fisheries-related full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships available nationwide.  

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Society for Freshwater Science 

WILDLIFE POSITIONS

Texas A&M University Job board. Wildlife and fisheries full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships available nationwide.

The Wildlife Society website. Wildlife and fisheries full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships. Search for “Wildlife Jobs”.

American Society of Mammalogists website. Click on “Employment Opportunities” for full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships available nationwide.

BIRD-FOCUSED POSITIONS

Ornithological Societies of North America website. Search “Jobs” for bird-related full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships available nationwide. 

REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN-FOCUSED POSITIONS

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation website. Click on “Resources” and then “Job Listings” for full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships.

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR-FOCUSED POSITIONS

Animal Behavior Society

International Society for Behavioral Ecology

MICROBIAL, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY-FOCUSED POSITIONS

American Society for Microbiology

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) has listings for paid research "internships" Most are in the summer and most have applications due Jan-March.

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Programs in Biomedical Research.