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Akron Zoo (Internships, volunteering, employment)


Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Career Center


Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Job Board


Cleveland Clinic

Research Student/Image Analyst Position:

Job Description: Full-time position in ophthalmology and retinal imaging research at the Cleveland Clinic in the Tony and Leona Campane Center for Excellence in Image-guided Surgery and Advanced Imaging Research.

Opportunities through this position:

 o Become an expert image analyst in optical coherence tomography for diseases such as

diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration.

o Become an expert image analyst in ultra-widefield angiographic analysis and

quantitative assessment of disease burden in retinal vascular disease.

o Work with a large multi-disciplinary team in translational research in ophthalmic


o Exposure to large-scale clinical trials and image analysis.

o Opportunity to present at research meetings and to publish.

This position is geared for the graduating student who is interested in spending a 1- to 2-year period in between undergraduate and graduate/medical school. For those interested in a career in clinical research, this position can also be a pathway to research coordinator positions within the program, as well. Students in this position work with new and emerging software platforms, including machine learning systems, for automated image analysis and assessment of potential imaging biomarkers in retinal disease. We have an outstanding team that provides seamless training on image interpretation and the various software platforms. We are currently hiring for multiple positions starting in May 2019.

If interested in learning more, please reach out to the following:

Justis P. Ehlers, MD

The Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Endowed Chair for Ophthalmic Research

Director, The Tony and Leona Campane Center for Excellence in Image-Guided Surgery and Advanced Imaging Research, Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic



Jamie L. Reese, BSN, Research Program Manager

The Tony and Leona Campane Center for Excellence in Image-Guided Surgery and Advanced Imaging Research, Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic



Biology Department-Field Station Assistant

Work Study Position

Student will assist with the operation and maintenance of the University of Akron Field Station, at the Bath Nature Preserve (off campus).  Responsibilities include cleaning, mowing, filling bird feeders, light landscaping, occasional invasive species control, and assisting station educational activities. Other duties as needed. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Must be work-study qualified.
  • Must have own transportation to the worksite
  • 5-15 hr./week (flexible)

Immediate start date is desirable - consideration of applications will be ongoing.

Field Station
Martin Center for Field Studies & Environmental Education
4240 Ira Rd., Akron, OH 44333-1140 / Phone: (330) 668-2919

Contact: Dr. Randall Mitchell 330-972-5122 (


Ohio Division of Wildlife

We're a state organization that conserves and improves fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all.

The Fish Management Section here in Northeast Ohio is beginning to search for individuals who might be interested in applying for seasonal work in 2019. Specifically, we are looking to fill 9 seasonal positions at various locations around Northeast Ohio. 

Students who have had class work in biology, limnology, ecology, or fish and wildlife management are encouraged to apply. These jobs not only provide an excellent opportunity to learn job skills in the natural resource field, but also the opportunity to work for the State of Ohio.

Also, our main constituent groups are the hunters and anglers of Ohio, so an interest in these outdoor activities is preferred. Our seasonals in the past have had a wide variety of an educational background and outdoor enthusiasm, so we are not necessarily looking for one type of applicant.

Interested applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to:  

Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Application documents can be sent to:

Curt Wagner- Fish Management Supervisor,

912 Portage Lakes Drive,

Akron, OH 44319

Or… email to .


Also, if you have any questions about the positions (locations, durations, pay, etc.)

 call the Fish Management Section at 330-644-2293.

Matthew D. Wolfe, Fisheries Biologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Wildlife- District 3
912 Portage Lakes Drive
Akron, OH 44319
Phone: (330) 245-3016
Fax: (330) 644-8403



is looking for students to work asMedical Scribes in Canton, OH.

The scribe will work side by side with physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor. 

The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned physician by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the doctor’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by the physicians.

We need dependable and hard-working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine.  There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

For more information you may also visit our website

Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.  Regards, Josh Sattler:


Recruiter:  Direct: 954.908.8595 | Corporate: 877.488.5479 | Fax: 786.497.4105


1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 201 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Doctors Save Lives. Scribes Save Doctors.

Chagrin River Watershed Partners

Postings available in ‘What’s New?’ section of CRWP’s website

CRWP is looking for two talented and motivated people to join our team. The positions are open to University of Akron undergraduate students, who are qualified and interested.

The Project Managers will work with communities, counties, park districts and watershed organizations on flooding, erosion, and other land use issues. Successful candidates will help lead watershed protection, restoration and storm water management projects in the Chagrin River watershed and across Northeast Ohio through the Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative.

Project Manager #1 will have a key focus on developing residential and commercial green infrastructure incentive programs and storm water fee credit programs.  

Project Manager #2 will focus on Collaborating to Protect Ohio's Healthy Central Lake Erie Basin Watersheds, a project funded by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Healthy Watershed Consortium grant program. 

Both Project Managers will work with communities to protect and restore streams and wetlands, manage storm water, minimize flooding and erosion, and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities. Both Project Managers will also assist communities with comprehensive planning, watershed protection ordinances and NPDES Phase II Storm water Management Programs.  Candidates should indicate in their cover letter the position(s) for which they would like to be considered. 

Heather Elmer, Executive Director
Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
Also Serving Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative
Office: 440-975-3870
Chagrin River Watershed on Facebook

Summa Health System

 Employment Opportunity

From: Melissa Maddi: Research Program Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Summa Health System.  

We are interested in obtaining the assistance of undergraduate students who would be interested in helping out on manuscripts for publication. At this level, we would provide them with a detailed outline (written by our residents and attending physician), where then the undergrad student along with the assistance of medical students would perform the literature search and write the first draft of the paper (review articles, book chapters, meta-analysis, etc).  

Obviously, if accepted for publication their name would be listed!  We feel this is the great way for students to get exposure to medical research and build up their CVs for medical school applications. This will also help us push more projects through our pipeline.  

Feel free to email or call if you have any question. 

Melissa Maddie, M.S., Research Program Director - Orthopedics 
Summa Health
Department of Orthopedics 
444 N. Main St. 
Akron, OH 44310
Phone: 330-379-5140 
Fax: 330-379-5053

Locus Fermentation Solutions

Microbiology Lab Technician | Solon, OH 44139
Pay rate: $15.00-$20.00/hr 

Locus Fermentation Solutions is dedicated to delivering cost-effective, efficacious microbial solutions to the oil, gas, and agriculture industries. Microbiology Lab Technician will be responsible for providing testing and analysis support to our world class team of fermentation and microbiology scientists! 

Microbiology Lab Technician Responsibilities:

  • Performs microbiological analysis of raw materials and finished products
  • Performs chemical analysis of raw materials and manufactured products
  • Performs in-plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient usage and distribution, finished product appearance, code date verification, pH testing and metal detection verification
  • Perform calibration and scheduled preventative maintenance on lab equipment
  • Responsible for daily finished product evaluations
  • Must follow all safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Must follow company SOP's at all times
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Manager/Supervisor

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors' degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or in a job related field of study
  • Prior experience in microbiology or aseptic laboratory environment required
  • Ability to read chemical labels and follow safe handling procedures
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Trey Arney, Recruiting Specialist
Locus Fermentation Solutions, LLC
30500 Aurora Rd, Ste 180
Solon, OH 44139
Mobile: 740-502-3308

Student / Temporary Help - Mosquito and Water

$11.89 an hour Part-time •


This posting  is for Student/Temporary Help in two separate programmatic areas; one is in the Water Quality Program and the other is in the Mosquito Program. The Student/Temporary Help position performs programmatic activities under supervision, conducts field inspections, and collects samples. Must display initiative and follow through in completing tasks; be reliable, mature and adaptable; interact successfully with the community and co-workers regardless of their social, ethnic, or religious status; comply with agency objectives, philosophy and policies. Work under the general direction and guidance of the program coordinator and supervisor. For Water Quality Program: Duties include assisting the storm water staff to identify outfalls in the service area and to screen and sample outfalls as required. Work on a variety of projects and tasks pertinent to storm water management and water quality programs Must have your own transportation and be able to work in the field without direct oversight. Must properly interpret regulations, have an in-depth understanding of the processes and components of various storm water and EPA Phase 2 requirements and have an attention to detail. Maintain cooperative working relationships among public and agency participants. For Mosquito Program: May investigate mosquito complaints in an assigned area. Informing residents of steps for mosquito abatement. Mosquito surveillance Larviciding for mosquito breeding sites. Reading and maintaining accurate maps and data. Responsible for various program equipment. May perform evening adult mosquito spray treatments utilizing a truck mounted sprayer up to five nights per week. May assist with special mosquito spray applications as needed (parks, special events, etc.) Employee has the obligation, set forth by the Summit County Public Health Emergency Operations Plan and within the scope of their employment, to be available for emergency service during routine and non-routine hours of operation including 24/7/365 availability. Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver’s license. Reliable automobile available. At least liability insurance on the vehicle. Ability to pass a drug screening and background check. Clean driving record. Preferred Qualifications: College or university science/health majors preferred. Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree or be a recent graduate seeking practical experience in the field. Must have an understanding of basic biology or science, and must be capable of learning to respond to questions and concerns from general public. Certificate of registration or pursuing a certificate of registration as a Sanitarian-In-Training. Mechanical experience.

Work Schedule: Temporary Status

  • 28 hours per week (May through September) may include evening and weekend work. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle, feel, carry or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; talk or hear; walk; sit. The employee may be required to lift items as heavy as 80 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Job Type: Part-time.
  • Salary: $11.89 /hour.
  • Education: High school or equivalent (Required).
  • License: Ohio (Required).
  • Working days: MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday.
  • Hours per week:20-29.
  • Typical start time: 8AM.