Summer Research Position ~

5 de marzo de 2005

Summer Research Position

We are a seeking a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate to work on a large-scale environmental impact study involving the University of Pittsburgh, GAI consulting, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The study aims to monitor and assess wetland hydro-biological indicators for land use planning in highway corridors. Specifically, the applicant would be responsible for wetland community vegetation monitoring. Duties include site selection, plot construction, experimental maintenance, wetland vegetation sampling and identification, data collection and data entry. The study site in located in central PA and is part of the PennDOT I-99 extension project. A valid drivers license and vehicle are required. A general background in biology, ecology, conservation, or related subject is preferred. Familiarity with wetland flora is necessary as a major part of the project involves cataloging and monitoring wetland plant species diversity and relative abundance, in addition to wetland delineation. The position will require the applicant work both individually and as a small crew in a field setting. The majority of the work is outside. The applicant should be comfortable working outside rain or shine in dirty, muddy, and buggy conditions. The position runs from May-September, however dates are flexible and may change due to the availability of funding. Pay is approximately $10.00/ hour depending upon experience. Mileage will be reimbursed. Housing may be available near site. Please contact Tony Baumert with any questions either by phone (412-624-5497) or e-mail ( To apply, please send (1) a cover letter summarizing past research/field experiences, (2) a CV or resume, (3) a list of three reference and (4) contact information to:
Anthony J Baumert
A234 Langley Hall
Program in Ecology and Evolution
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
phone: 412-624-5497
fax: 412-624-4597

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