1 FIELD/LAB ASSISTANT ~ Bioblogia.net

13 de septiembre de 2004


($9.61-$11.74 per hour depending on qualifications; housing and per diem provided)
An energetic, competent field technician is needed to assist Jornada Experimental Range scientists and technicians with a research project at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This project relates to ecologically-based research on resistance and resilience of soil to disturbance. Work will involve conducting rainfall simulation experiments, collecting soil measurements and processing soil samples. Study sites are located in Nevada within Lake Mead NRA. Position will include travel and relocation throughout the region and long hours in the field. Field conditions will be hot (100's) and potentially windy. Position will also include laboratory work (primarily for soil physical properties and some simple soil chemistry). A resident of the greater Las Vegas area is desired. Must be willing to stay in hotels with co-workers within the Lake Mead NRA area.
Responsibilities: Position involves long hours (sunup to sundown) in the field sampling soil and running rainfall simulation on small plots.

· Previous monitoring and/or field research experience.
· Valid U.S. driver's license.
· B.S. or B.A. in environmental sciences or equivalent degree, desired, but not required. · Must to be able to carry 50 pounds for short distances over uneven terrain. · Ability to conduct repetitive measurements under strenuous work conditions for long hours.
Duration: Approximate start date is June 1st. Position continues to August 31st, with possible extension contingent upon funding and performance.
Dates of employment: approximately September 29th - October 8th, 2004 and approximately October 18th - October 28th, 2004.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2004.
How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information (name, position, phone, e-mail and mailing address) for 3 references
Laura Burkett
USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range
MSC 3JER, NMSU, Box 30003
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
e-mail: lburkett@jornada.nmsu.edu
Tel: 505-646-8033
FAX: 505-646-5889
Jornada Web Page http://usda-ars.nmsu.edu

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