Field Technician position: Life-history traits and longleaf pine restoration ~

22 de febrero de 2011

Field Technician position: Life-history traits and longleaf pine restoration

The Savannah River Site, South Carolina.

Job Description: We seek to fill a field technician position for a
large-scale study on the restoration of plant communities in the
Southeastern United States. Research will contribute to a project using
plant life-history traits to predict the effects of land-use history and
climate change on restoration in the imperiled longleaf pine ecosystem.
Tasks will include plant collection, trait analysis in the lab, seed
collection, site preparation for planting, data management and various other
tasks required for studies of plant community restoration.

Positions will begin early June 2011 and will last until mid-August 2011.
Pay rate will be approx. $10-12/hr. depending on the position and
experience. This position will be based at Savannah River Site (South
Carolina) with possible extended periods of time at two field sites: Ft.
Stewart (Georgia), or Ft. Bragg (North Carolina). Living near Aiken or New
Ellenton, SC is suggested. Housing is not provided. Lodging while traveling
to the other field sites will be provided, though this may require camping
for weeks at a time. Access to a reliable personal vehicle for traveling
field work is also preferred.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be working to obtain or be
holding a bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, or a related discipline and
must be able to endure hot, humid conditions and long hours in the field.
Applicants should also be detail oriented and organized. Previous field
research experience is strongly preferred; botanical experience is
preferred, but not necessary.

University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity employer. Women and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Because the research sites are
highly secure areas run by the federal government, non-United States
citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there. In addition,
this position will require driving University of Wisconsin-Madison vehicles,
which requires a good driving record to obtain authorization.

To apply, please email a CV or resume and letter describing past experience,
why this position is interesting or important to you, dates of availability,
and contact information with email addresses for two references to Maria
Melnechuk, Applications will be no longer considered
after April 15, 2011.

Maria Melnechuk
Graduate Student
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
444 Birge Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 501-993-4893
Lab Website:

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