Spring Seasonal Field Assistant Positions ­ Raleigh/Durham, NC ~ Bioblogia.net

11 de enero de 2011

Spring Seasonal Field Assistant Positions ­ Raleigh/Durham, NC

We are seeking full-time and part-time Field Assistants for a spring field season in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. The project examines the effects of urbanization on multispecies plant-animal interactions with Lynn Adler (UMass-Amherst), Paige Warren (UMass-Amherst), Rebecca Irwin (Dartmouth), and Adrian Carper (Dartmouth). Field sites will be located in Raleigh/Durham and surrounding areas.

Field research assistants will be involved in observing plant-insect interactions, measuring floral traits, estimating bee abundance and diversity, manipulating pollen, and documenting site-based characteristics of urbanization. Previous experience in field biology or plant-insect interactions is preferred but not required for the position. Advanced undergraduates or individuals with a BA or BS in a relevant field are encouraged to apply.

The positions are available from mid-March (starting on or after March 14) through late April, 2011. Salary will be in the range of $8-11 per hour, depending on experience. The positions do not come with health or retirement benefits.

To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter as a single email (pdf) attachment. In your resume, please include the names and contact information for three references (email and phone numbers, and a brief description of how you know the recommender). The cover letter should explain why you are interested in the position. Information about how this position would relate to your previous research experience and/or career goals is encouraged. In the subject of the email, please put: Spring Research Assistant. Applications should be sent to: Adrian Carper . Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. To receive full consideration, please apply by February 7, 2011.

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