Opportunities within INR

Current Opportunities

INR provides opportunities through Oregon State University and Portland State University. For current opportunities:


Recent Opportunities

Research Assistant Position Now Open: Invasive Species, Field Surveys, Seed Banking 

INR was hiring a Research Assistant to work with INR and other departments at PSU to perform a range of field and office based tasks related to invasive species, rare species, and seed banking. Applications were reviewed in March. Questions can be directed to Eleanor Gaines or Gabriel Campbell.


Lotic AIM Seasonal Positions for 2023 Now Hiring

INR was hiring seasonal positions for Lotic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring fieldwork for the 2023 season. Details and instructions on how to apply can be found in the position announcements: Botanist Announcement, Crew Lead Announcement, Field Technician Announcement. Questions can be directed to Matthew Foli, program manager.


Faculty and Staff Positions

Positions will be posted to the PSU and OSU job boards when available.


Student Positions

We occasionally have paid student positions open at our INR-OSU and INR-PSU offices. You must be enrolled as a student and taking either 6 or more undergraduate credits or 5 or more graduate credits to be eligible. Student positions are posted on PSU's Handshake careers site and at the OSU Jobs Portal.


Volunteering and Internships

We are always looking for volunteers; if you are interested, please contact us. PSU students may be eligible for course credit. 


National Science Foundation Undergraduate Fellowships

In two NSF projects, INR is involved in the projects' broader impacts initiative through two fellowship programs:

  • The Cascadia Coastline and Peoples Hazards Research Hub, or Cascadia CoPes Hub (2022-2027), is a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation to increase knowledge about natural hazards and climate change risks coastal communities face and ways to increase their resilience. The Hub is working with communities in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, and Northern California to increase their ability to mitigate and adapt to impacts from hazards like “The Really Big One”- a mega-earthquake, tsunamis, sea level rise, landslides, erosion, and climate change. The Cascadia Coastal Hazards and Resilience Training, Education and Research, or CHARTER, program offers formal and informal training, education and hazards science research across the middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. The CHARTER Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to engage with CoPes Hub research and conduct research, act as role models for high school students, and engage with the public around the science of coastal hazards.
  • The FireNet: Adaptation through Collaboration project (2020-2024) is an interdisciplinary team of scientists examining the social and biophysical mechanisms that shape the capacity of people in fire-prone landscapes to cope with and adapt to intensifying disturbance regimes. The SES Undergraduate Fellows Program. The fellows are supported through: (1) an orientation to the program and wildfires; (2) 5-session qualitative research methods course; (2) a 3-day SES Boot Camp in Bend, Oregon; (3) year-long learning, skill-building, networking, and engaging in research opportunities; and (4) mentoring by Dr. Dwaine Plaza and Dr. Lisa Gaines.