Field Technicians: Longleaf pine ecology (South Carolina, USA) ~

27 de abril de 2014

Field Technicians: Longleaf pine ecology (South Carolina, USA)

The Savannah River Site, South Carolina

We seek to fill two field technician positions for a large-scale
experiment on the restoration of longleaf pine plant communities in
the Southeastern United States. Primary job duties will include field,
laboratory, and office tasks required for experimental studies of
plant community restoration and plant-animal interactions. Understory
vegetation surveys will be a major task, and the technician must be
prepared to learn to identify species in a diverse upland longleaf
pine flora. The position will begin on June 9, 2014 and will last for
4-6 months. Pay rate will be $10-12 per hour, commensurate with
experience.  The technician will work at the Savannah River Site, live
in a town near the site (Aiken or New Ellenton, SC, or Augusta, GA),
and will join a team of two principal investigators (John Orrock at
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lars Brudvig at Michigan State
University), a post-doctoral researcher (Nash Turley), and a lead
technician (Joe Ledvina). Housing is not provided, but low-cost
options are plentiful. Successful candidates will have a background in
ecology, biology, or a related discipline. Previous field research
experience is required, previous botanical field experience is highly
desired, and experience handling small mammals is also desired. The
successful applicant must be able to endure hot, humid conditions and
long hours in the field.

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Because the research site is a highly secure area run by the federal
government, non- United States citizens may have difficulty gaining
clearance to work there.

To apply, please email a CV or resume, and a letter describing past
experience including any botanical skills, why this position is
interesting or important to you, dates of availability, and contact
information with email addresses for two references to Joe Ledvina at:  Review of application materials will begin
immediately.  Applications received after May 2, 2014 will not be

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