Summer plant ecology technician ~ Bioblogia.net

22 de febrero de 2011

Summer plant ecology technician

Seeking a highly motivated technician to assist with graduate project on the
impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid across sites in southeastern Ohio, West
Virginia, and Virginia. The project will consist mostly of vegetation
surveys in hemlock riparian ravines, in some areas the trees are dead or
dying.

Job Description
One position available for a ten week period with start and end dates
approximately May- August, with some flexibility. Salary approximately
$10/hr for a 40 hour work week. Work schedule will be flexible and may
include weekends, may change due to weather conditions, and will likely
include 10 hour days. Locations are spread throughout a wide region,
campground fees for primitive sites in National Forests will be provided.
The primary responsibilities will be field based

Location
Research sites include state and federal parks, preserves, and National
Forests across the central Appalachian region which is known for its
biodiversity, natural beauty, and outdoor recreation opportunities (white
water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking.)

Qualifications & Desired Skills
Ability to work and maintain positive attitude in remote, steep areas
during variable weather conditions (heat, humidity, rain, bugs, cool
mountain nights) while carrying moderately heavy equipment. Some areas have
a thick shrub layer that is difficult to navigate, others will be rocky.
The technician will need to operate a state vehicle. Previous field and/or
outdoor experience including camping required. Knowledge of central
Appalachian flora, basic plant taxonomy and ecology desired. Advanced
undergraduate or BS students from related fields are encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Please send resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three
professional references to:

Katie Martin
School of Environment & Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
Martin.1678@osu.edu

For additional information, please see: http://www.oardc.ohio-
state.edu/ferel/index.htm

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