15 de marzo de 2011


Center for Aquatic Conservation
University of Notre Dame
Job description:
The lab of Dr. David Lodge is seeking a field technician to work with
graduate students whose research focus is invasive species ecology. The
projects include investigating the long- and short-term impacts of
invasive crayfish on aquatic communities, examining crayfish adaptation to
conditions in the invasive range, and determining how crayfish behavior is
influenced by a trematode parasite. The technician will assist with field
surveys of macroinvertebrates and aquatic plants, maintain lab and field-
based experiments, and prepare samples in the lab. The surveys will
require extensive snorkeling and SCUBA diving. We sometimes work in
adverse weather conditions. The duration of the position is a minimum of
6 weeks, between late June and mid August (exact dates may be flexible and
the position may be extended up to 10 weeks, so please indicate your full
window of availability when applying). The position is based at the
University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center, Land O’ Lakes,

Applicant requirements:
Undergraduates and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. All
applicants should be organized and conscientious with their work, able to
operate both independently and as a part of a team, and enjoy working
outdoors. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be SCUBA
certified by the time the position begins. Must also be willing to get
boater safety and CPR/first aid certified. A strong interest in ecology
is preferred; experience operating watercraft is beneficial. A background
check will be required upon hiring. The technician will work 40 hours/week
and must be willing to have some flexibility in scheduling, including some

General information:
The field assistant will receive a stipend ($400/wk) and housing at the
University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center
( To apply, please submit the following to
Ashley Baldridge ( (1) a cover letter explaining your
interest in this work, any relevant work experiences, and available work
dates; (2) a copy of your transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable);
(3) your resume; and, (4) a list of at least 3 references including name,
title, address, email, and telephone number. Inquiries and applications
submitted through email are encouraged. General inquiries can be directed
Ashley Baldridge, 180 Galvin Life Science Center, Department of Biological
Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556. Phone: (574)
631-4153. Closing date: March 30, 2011.

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