Field Biologist Position- USDA/ARS Reno, NV ~

30 de enero de 2005

Field Biologist Position- USDA/ARS Reno, NV

We are looking for a person with a background in plant ecology or ecophysiology to serve as a field assistant on projects in western and central Nevada. The work is based out of the USDA/ARS, Exotic and Invasive Weed Research Unit in Reno, NV. Most of the work is focused on quantifying the impacts of a biological control agent on the invasive saltcedar tree and the surrounding plant community. Other projects involve quantifying plant community dynamics in cheat-grass invaded salt desert ecosystems. The work will be full time and will require a flexible work schedule, often requiring long days and work on weekends. Field work is in hot and dusty areas. The position is expected to start in early April and last through October 2005. The successful candidate must be available for full time summer field work including being away overnight, have a valid drivers’ license and be comfortable working alone at least occasionally. We are looking for someone with a BS or MS with field experience in one or more of the following areas: plant ecology, restoration ecology, and plant physiological ecology.
Pay is at the GS-5 ($11.82/hr), GS-7 ($14.55/hr) depending on experience and funding. Position will be a temporary, 180 day federal position through the USDA. Assistant will receive per diem and lodging for overnight stays.
Please send a letter of interest and a c.v. with the names of 3 references
Robert Pattison ( by February 25, 2005.
Questions about the position can be sent to:
Carla D’Antonio (
Robert Pattison at ( or 775-784-6057 (ext. 242)

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