Wetlands and Climate Change: Position Announcement ~ Bioblogia.net

16 de mayo de 2012

Wetlands and Climate Change: Position Announcement

Project description: A field technician position  is available to work on a
research project on wetland hydroperiod and biodiversity in the context of
climate change. The research will be carried out in E Wyoming, E Montana,
South Dakota, North Dakota and W Minnesota.

Duties: Tasks will include observations of wetland characteristics and
biodiversity surveys (amphibian species, plant identification, and
potentially invertebrate surveys), collection of GPS points, and data
management (Access and ArcGIS).

Qualifications: We are seeking a motivated individual to assist with
collection of field data. Experience with wetland field data, observing and
monitoring wildlife, data collection and organization, working under
difficult field conditions and being able to navigate in backcountry is
essential. The ability to hike for hours in strenuous conditions and varying
temperatures, good communication skills, and a willingness to live and work
with co-workers is a must.  Previous experience navigating using GPS and/or
topographic maps is desired. Candidates must be interested in landscape
ecology, wetland ecology and/or conservation biology. Strong academic
credentials plus completion of at least two years of an undergraduate
science program is preferred. Candidates must also have a valid driver’s
license, be qualified to drive a state vehicle and experience driving
4-wheel drive vehicles.

PI: Dr. Melanie Murphy (Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming)

Job length: Position will May 21 2012 or ASAP and last until end of
July/early August.  Dates are somewhat flexible.

Pay: Compensation depends on experience (~1500-1700/month); Field vehicle
and housing (when not camping) will be provided while in the field.
Successful applicant will need to provide own camping equipment.

How to apply:  Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact
information for 3 references (name, phone, and email) to Melanie Murphy
(melanie.murphy@uwyo.edu) and Charlotte Gabrielsen (gabrielsenc@gmail.com).
 Review of applications will begin immediately.

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